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Calendar Of Events Outdoors

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Written by on March 15, 2012

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Friday 3/16

RIVER WALK

   The Miami River to Miami Circle from Bayfront Fountain walk features a tour by HistoryMiami guide Sylvia Gurinsky along the confluence of the Miami River and Biscayne Bay, while learning about the history of Miami. Tour covers times from the Tequesta people to early pioneers and modern times. Tour concludes at the Miami Circle archaeological site. Advance reservations and payment required. 10 a.m.-noon. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $20 for museum members. $30 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or citytours@historymiami.org or www.historymiami.org.

Saturday 3/17

EVERGLADES TOUR

   The Everglades Fakahatchee Strand Eco-Coach Tour ventures to Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in the Everglades with HistoryMiami eco-historian Frank Schena. Stroll beneath a protective canopy of bald cypress trees beside a slow moving, shallow river covered with orchids and bromeliads. Bring your picnic lunch. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $44 for museum members. $54 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or citytours@historymiami.org or www.historymiami.org.

PRIVATE GARDENS

   The 11th annual private tour of the Miami Beach Gardens features an opportunity to visit six residential gardens that include private island properties, a tortoise habitat and edible garden created at a waterfront estate; along with elegant personal retreats designed by South Florida landscape architects. Tour is self-guided by driving or by bicycle. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $25 in advance. $30 day of tour. Details: (305) 673-7256 ext. 206 or lajamieson@mbgarden.org or www.mbgarden.org.

Sunday 3/18

BIKE TOUR

   The University of Miami Bike Tour goes throughout the University of Miami with HistoryMiami guide Sarah Coles. See the library, wildlife at Lake Osceola, the school of Architecture and the monkeys at the Behavioral Medicine Building. Advance reservations and payment required. 9-11 a.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $20 for museum members. $30 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or citytours@historymiami.org or www.historymiami.org.

ON STILTS

   The Stiltsville, Key Biscayne and Cape Florida Lighthouse Boat Tour with HistoryMiami’s historian Paul George visits a remnant community of seven houses perched on stilts in the middle of Biscayne Bay. See the Cape Florida Lighthouse, learn about the history of Key Biscayne and hear stories of fabulous parties and nefarious mobsters. Advance reservations and payment required. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $25 for children under 12. $44 for museum members. $54 others. Details: (305) 375-1621 or citytours@historymiami.org or www.historymiami.org.

Thursday 3/22

SHIFTING SANDS

   The "Key Biscayne: Island of Shifting Sands" opening reception celebrates HistoryMiami’s latest exhibition opening guest curated by Joan Gill Blank. Features images, artifacts, maps and documents that capture the island’s development and the succession of peoples who have shaped and been shaped by the locale. Enjoy live music, hors d’oeuvres and donation bar. 6:30 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-5356 or rsvp@historymiami.org or www.historymiami.org.

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