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Written by Miami Today on June 13, 2013
The Redland Summer Fruit Festival features local agriculture and tropical-fruit plants on display and for sale; educational workshops and demonstrations on various topics; and rare fruit samplings. A children’s area features the Little Farm Petting Zoo, pony rides, watermelon-eating contest, and more fun activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15-16. Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead. Free for children under 11. $8 others. Details: (305) 247-5727 or www.fruitandspicepark.org.
Miami Science Museum hosts "Big Truck Day," honoring Father’s Day with free entry for dads with a paid child’s admission. The day features kids’ activities, raffles, giveaways and trucks galore. The museum’s parking lot is filled with Ryder Trucks, Miami-Dade County’s hybrid trucks and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Miami Science Museum, 3280 South Miami Ave., Miami. $10.95 child’s admission. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org.
The Father’s Day Barbeque Brunch at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden features a Louisiana-inspired menu with dishes such as New Orleans style Eggs Benedict, Creole frittata, Cajun braised beef brisket, pecan sticky buns, jambalaya with shrimp, and banana bread pudding with Bourbon Street sauce. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Free for children under 4. $22.50 children 5-12. $45 others. Details: (305) 256-8399 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fairchildgarden.org.
CityWrights five-day symposium is dedicated to the development, training, inspiration and mentorship of playwrights and other professionals who support them. The conference features a schedule of workshops and readings by master playwrights and panels with producers, publishers, editors and agents. This year’s featured professional is award-winning playwright Tina Howe. Other highlights include one-day intensive workshops for attorneys, educators and artists. Times vary. June 19-23. Epic Hotel Miami, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami. $100-$350. Details: (305) 755-9401 or www.citytheatre.com.