Gulliver Preparatory School presents G.O.A.L.S. (Get Out And Love Soccer) 10/4/14

Gulliver Preparatory School presents G.O.A.L.S. (Get Out And Love Soccer)
Saturday, 10/04/2014 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
GOALS_logo1Gulliver Preparatory School
6575 N. Kendall Dr., Miami, FL, 33156,
Miami, Florida 33156
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Cost: Free

Boys and girls ages 2 – 17 within the autism spectrum are invited to enjoy exercise through soccer and various games, under the guidance of high school staff and students. The free clinic will be held on Gulliver School’s main athletic field. Call 305-992-1151 to pre-register, or send an email to romy@gulliverschools.org.

The Children’s Trust Family Expo 9/13/14

The Children’s Trust Family Expo
Saturday, 09/13/2014 – 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
TCT-Family-Expo-2014-logo-01Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition
10901 Coral Way,
Miami, Florida 33165
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join Thousands of Families on Saturday, September 13th at The Children’s Trust FREE Family Expo. More than 200 exhibitors showcasing health and social services, appearances by Nickelodeon characters, giveaways, family-friendly activities for all. Now in its eighth year, the event fills two indoor exhibit halls and part of the adjoining outside areas at the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, drawing in up to 20,000 people. With local resources on display from 200 exhibitors, there is no better place to have a great, free time with the kids while learning about after-school enrichment activities, low-cost health insurance, services for children with special needs, and health and nutrition. Children can climb a rock wall, jump in elaborate bounce houses, and meet their favorite storybook and television characters such as Maisy, Llama Llama and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob and Kai-lan, to name a few. Plus, music and dance performances face painters, clowns, stilt walkers, balloon sculptors, and much more.

Admission, parking, and all activities and entertainment are free. Backpacks and composition books will be distributed to the first 1,000 school-age children. Food and beverages will be sold by a variety of vendors.

To promote an active lifestyle, kids can get a taste of sports at the T-ball and speed pitching practice activity with the Miami Marlins, located in the Sports Fun Zone. Kids can also exercise their minds at all-day chess tournaments run by Stormont Kings or at the new “Science Treehouse” presented by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which will feature displays and fun, hands-on experiments.

The Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership and The Center for Literature & Theatre at Miami-Dade College host the Read to Learn Book Fair, including appearances by Brad Meltzer, author of the popular I am series of children’s books that look at historical figures, and Bob Shea, author of Dinosaur vs. The Potty and other titles for toddlers. A nearby stage offers theatrical performances throughout the day that tie back to children’s literature. In addition, Baptist Health South Florida sponsors, “Five a Day, The Baptist Health Way”, where a dietitian is on hand to provide advice and give away fresh fruits and vegetables to encourage healthy eating and nutrition. Meanwhile, the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition Center and the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services will operate a special new area called “The Barnyard”, complete with a cow milking simulator, a beekeeper, and a mini chicken coop. The Humane Society of Greater Miami presents the Family Pet Area, equipped with canine counselors and pups available for adoption.

Meditation and Yoga for Kids Ages 6 to 13 9/10/14

Meditation and Yoga for Kids Ages 6 to 13
Wednesday, 09/10/2014 – 06:00 pm – 06:30 pm
West Dade Regional Library
9445 SW 24 Street,
Same as above, Florida 33165
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Cost: Free

Yoga flow and meditation for kids ages 6-13. Please have your child bring a yoga mat or a towel.
On the 2nd floor next to the children’s section.

International Vulture Awareness Day 9/6/14

International Vulture Awareness Day
Saturday, 09/06/2014 – 09/06/2014 10:00 am – 04:00 pm
Cenereous-Vulture-1Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street,
Miami, Florida 33177
Webpage Link
Cost: Free with zoo admission

Want to learn about these beautiful birds? Come out to Zoo Miami Saturday, September 6, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., where we will have stomach acid and vulture vomit experiments (it’s not as yucky as it sounds) as well as coloring pages, connect-the-dot games and fun facts in front of the cinereous vulture/nilgai exhibit. The king vulture from the Sami Amphitheater may be making an appearance, so don’t miss it. See you there!

Photo credit to Dolora Batchelor.

Tiger Awareness Week 9/15/14-9/21/14

Tiger Awareness Week
Monday, 09/15/2014 – 09/21/2014 12:15 pm –
Sumatran-tiger-Berani-ZSFZoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street,
Miami, Florida 33177
Webpage Link
Cost: Free with zoo admission.

Did you know there are fewer than 3,500 tigers left in the wild and their numbers are rapidly declining as a result of poaching and habitat destruction? Did you know there are nine sub-species of tigers and three of those have become extinct in the last 80 years and the rest are critically endangered? These are just some of the tiger facts you will learn during Tiger Awareness Week at Zoo Miami September 15 – 21. Aside from educational talks, there will be fun activities such as pie-in-the-face throwing contest (you may purchase the pies at a silent auction) from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on September 15 & 19 in front of Dr. Wilde’s World. On September 20 & 21, enjoy goodies at a bake sale/lemonade table in front of our Sumatran tiger exhibit where you can also purchase buttons and get your face painted . All money raised will support the Tiger Conservation Campaign. So come on out and have a roaring good time!

Spooky Zoo Nights 10/24/14-10/31/14

Spooky Zoo Nights
Friday, 10/24/2014 – 10/31/2014 07:00 pm – 11:00 pm
11Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street,
Miami, Florida 33177
Webpage Link
Cost: $10.95/person; $8.95 for zoo members

October 24, 25 and 31 from 7 – 11 p.m.

The $10.95/person admission ($8.95 for zoo members) includes entry into Dr. Wilde’s Creepy House, spooky tram rides, ghoulish carousel rides, and chilling story-telling. Goodies and roving street theatre will add excitement to the pathways. Save money and time by purchasing your tickets online at www.zoomiami.org.

Zoo Boo 10/25/14-10/26/14

Zoo Boo
Sunday, 10/25/2014 – 10/26/2014 11:00 am – 04:00 am
486146_4945976331937_825311374_n1Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street,
Miami, Florida 33177
Webpage Link
Cost: Free with zoo admission

Included with zoo admission, families and kids ages 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat in costumes, participate in costume contests, watch special performances, make Halloween crafts, see our wild animals get their Halloween goodies, and more! Music and games with fun prizes will be provided by 97.3 The Hits. Save money and time by purchasing your tickets online at www.zoomiami.org.

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