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Written by Miami Today on August 4, 2011
The Rotary Club of Miami hosts Robert Shelley’s presentation "The Wacky and Amazing World of Water," focusing on the physical aspects of the water molecule and why it is the most important substance on earth. Mr. Shelley has been the North American Water Resource coordinator for 2008-2010 and general chairman and moderator for the "World Water Summit III" in Montreal and "World Water Summit IV" in New Orleans. Event includes a buffet lunch. 12:15 p.m. The Rickenbacker Fish Company, 3301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key. $25. Details: www.miamirotary.org.
Zoo Miami honors military servicemen and women with military appreciation month. During August, any active-duty member or veteran with a valid military ID can either enter the zoo with a "buy one, get one free" admission or 15% off the annual pass. In addition, Zoo Miami provides a 25% discount to all admissions for military personnel year-round. Valid through Aug. 31. Zoo hours 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. Details: (305) 251-0400 or www.miamimetrozoo.com.
The City of Doral hosts a free "Hurricane Safety Day" information session with Doral representatives, local organizations and businesses that can provide hurricane assistance. Event includes a free hurricane supplies kit and a drawing for a portable generator. 4-7 p.m. Morgan Levy park, 5300 NW 102nd Ave., Doral. Details: (305) 593-6680 or www.cityofdoral.com.
The Wolfsonian Book Club explores Jane Smiley’s new novel "Private Life," which tells of a woman’s life from the 1880s through World War II. 7 p.m. The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 535-2644 or email@example.com.
The Key Largo Food and Wine Festival hosts "Grand Tasting Finale," presenting over 50 wineries and restaurants from South Florida offering specialty tastings. In addition, organic food displays, market gourmet vendors and beach parties sponsored by Bacardi. Noon-5 p.m. 11 a.m.-noon VIP hour. $75 all-day per person. $125 VIP per person. Details: www.keylargofoodandwinefestival.com.
The Kampong offers guided tours of its botanical oasis. Explore and learn about a wide variety of plants, including the nation’s largest "tree of life," the Baobab, as it hangs heavy with large fruits. The Kampong is the former home and garden of world plant explorer David Fairchild and of philanthropist and preservationist Catherine Sweeney. 8 a.m. gates open. 8:30 a.m. 2-hour tour. The Kampong, 4013 S Douglas Road, Coconut Grove. Free for children under 3. $10 children ages 4-12. $15 seniors over 62 and students with ID. $20 others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 442-7169 or www.ntbg.org/gardens/kampong.php.
Rock electric guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen performs the national anthem as part of Marlins Super Saturday concert series. Additions include a pre-game autograph session and post-game performance by salsa Puerto Rican musician Gilberto Santa Rosa, lauded for his improvised style of salsa. 7:10 p.m. game starts. Activities preceding and following the game. Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens. Concert free with purchased game tickets. Details: 1-877-MARLINS or www.marlins.com.
The Barnacle invites visitors and their pets to enjoy demonstrations by working and sporting dogs, including Miami police canine detail and "Paws in Motion" trainers. In addition, there will be a live music performance by local band "Solar Dogs." Bring a picnic or enjoy concessions. Noon-4:30 p.m. The Barnacle Historic Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. Children under 6 free. $2 per person.
University of Miami Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies offers the course "La Historia de la Música Popular Cubana," on the chronological history of Cuban music from the past 500 years. Periods covered include music from the discovery of the island, the colonial period, the Republic, revolutionary Cuba and Cuban music in the US and exile years. Taught by Eloy Cepero, Cuban banker, writer, collector and media presenter. Classes taught in Spanish. 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Ends Aug. 31. Casa Bacardi/Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $350 for four weeks. Details: (305) 284-2822 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www6.miami.edu/iccas.
HIPERFIT gym opens its boutique yoga studio "The Cottage" with a candle-lit tour of its intimate setting accompanied by a backdrop of Indian music. Specialty drinks by "Vita Coco" bar and bites from Mi Vida restaurant will be offered on the outside deck. Event followed by a professional yoga exhibition. 6:30-8:30 p.m. HIPERFIT, 7120 Biscayne Blvd., The Cottage, Little Haiti. Free. Details: www.thecottageyoga.com.