El Portal Little River Celebration & 75th Village Anniversary 12/8/12

El Portal Little River Celebration & 75th Village Anniversary
Saturday, 12/08/2012, 07:00 am – 05:30 am
LRF_DoorHanger_front_final-11El Portal
8950 NW 2nd Avenue,
El Portal, Florida 33138


• 7 a.m. BIRD TOUR – Meet in front of the school’s main entrance for a one-hour walking bird tour led by Sadri Medina of the Tropical Audubon Society. Come prepared to spot a variety of feathered fauna, from woodpeckers and peacocks to orioles and ospreys. Horace Mann Middle School Main Gate – 8950 NW 2nd Avenue

• 9:30 a.m. HISTORY OF THE RIVER LECTURE – Meet just south of the school to hear a lively history of EL Portal’s Little River told by local professor Hugh Gladwin

• 10:30 p.m. RIVER SERENADE—Bring your canoe or kayak, or register in advance for free use of ours * and proceed with singers and musicians down the Little River for the River Serenade of Native and Afro-Indigenous Song; or appreciate the music as it passes below the NW 2nd Avenue footbridge, the N Miami Avenue bridge or the NE 2nd Avenue bridge. The River Serenade concludes at the Tequesta Mound with a community water blessing at the sacred fire. NW 2nd Avenue foot bridge to the Tequesta Burial Mound – 385 NE 85th Street * LIMITED SPACE- CONTACT littleriverelportal@gmail.com to reserve)

• 12:00-5:30 CONCERT & FAMILY PICNIC- Relax and hear live music, eat, peruse info from local organizations and vendors, learn about South Florida fauna at a native wildlife exhibit, and help celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Village of El Portal! Horace Mann Middle School Field – 8950 NW 2nd Avenue

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