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Written by Miami Today on September 27, 2012
The two-day Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival features family activities, including a grand pumpkin patch with an additional 2,000 pumpkins. A "Foodie Feast" area serves breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout the day. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29-30. Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. $5 children under 12. $10 others. Details: (786) 525-8257 or www.coconutgrovepumpkinpatch.com.
LAW IN COMICS
Images of law in comic books will be the focus of a lecture in coinciding with an exhibit of comic book art in the University of Miami Law Library. A reception will follow. Washington, DC, attorney Mark S. Zaid, an expert in national security law and freedom of information issues, is a dealer and collector of comic books. He is an advisor to the Overstreet Comic Book Price & Grading Guides and co-founder of the Comic Book Collecting Association. The exhibit previously was hung at the Yale Law Library in 2010. 6 p.m. University of Miami School of Law, 1311 Miller Drive, room F309, Coral Gables. Free. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.law.miami.edu.
Celebrating October’s Hispanic Heritage Month, MOCA’s "Women on the Rise!" presents a three-part lecture series titled "Latina Women and the Body." The series examines issues of Latina women and body image and explores how representations of Latina women and girls in visual culture shape notions about their sexuality. This week Dionne Stephens, assistant professors at FIU gives lecture "Ni Pardo, Ni Prieto: Presentations of Skin Color Influencing Hispanic Women’s Self Identity." All lectures on Wednesday evenings at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.