Dinner in Paradise with Chefs Mike Pirolo, Aaron Brooks and Jokrick Ujague 3/29/15

Dinner in Paradise with Chefs Mike Pirolo, Aaron Brooks and Jokrick Ujague
Sunday, 03/29/2015 – 05:00 pm – 11:50 pm
Screen-Shot-2015-03-25-at-11.32.13-AMParadise Farms
19801 sw 320th st,
homestead, Florida 33030
Webpage Link
Cost: varies

The next Dinner in Paradise pairs Aaron Brooks, the Australian executive chef behind Four Seasons Miami’s modern surf and turf concept Edge Steak & Bar; Mike Pirolo, who garnered a rare, four-star review from The Miami Herald while at Scarpetta before opening his locals’ mainstay Macchialina Taverna Rustica; and Jodrick Ujague just down the street from the farm at Chefs on the Run and two time winner of New Times’ Best Bite on the Beach at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. A dinner not to be missed!
Stroll the gardens, smell the flowers and enjoy the music of the Magic City Flutes!

Arrival is 5:00pm for reception, tour at 5:30pm and dinner at 6pm.

Each dinner is $165.50 per person + tax. Buy a table of 10 and get 1 seat free! (Reserve for 9 on “add to cart” and we will add the additional one).

Explore like a Local: Homestead Tour with The New Tropic 1/31/15

Explore like a Local: Homestead Tour with The New Tropic
Saturday, 01/31/2015 – 01/31/2015 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
NewTropic_ExploreLocal2The New Tropic
100 NE 2nd Street,
Miami, Florida 33132
Webpage Link
Cost: $55

Join us for a field trip to Homestead, where we’ll learn about the orchid industry, taste and tour the incredible agriculture that grows in South Florida, and wrap it all up with a backyard BBQ at a family run tilapia farm.

We’ll be leaving from downtown Miami with our magic sweet school bus, in true field trip fashion. We’ll have food and drink (juice boxes!) on the way, and we’ll have activities to meet your fellow wanderers. Perhaps a sing-along or two. No permission slips needed. Though you do need a ticket.

We’ll meet up at 11:00AM on Saturday morning and will return to downtown Miami at 6:00PM.

Power Financial Credit Union Open House 1/14/15

Power Financial Credit Union Open House
Wednesday, 01/14/2015 – 04:00 pm – 07:00 pm
Power Financial Credit Union Florida City
33004 South Dixie Hwy,
Florida City, Florida 33034
More Info Link
Cost: Free

On Wednesday, January 14, Power Financial Credit Union is hosting an open house for prospective career candidates. Join us at out our Florida City Branch at 33004 South Dixie Hwy, Florida City, Fla. 33034 from 4 – 7 p.m. to learn more about working at Power Financial Credit Union. Open positions include personal bankers, tellers, contact center agents and more. Join our family, voted one of the best credit unions to work for in 2014. Be sure to bring your resume!

Drive Safe Krome – Tom Thumb Pop Up Event 11/21/14

Drive Safe Krome – Tom Thumb Pop Up Event
Friday, 11/21/2014 – 11/21/2014 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
DSKfl-flyerTom Thumb Food Store
18400 Krome Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33187
More Info Link
Cost: Free

On November 21, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a Pop-up Event at Tom Thumb Food Store located at 18400 Krome Avenue, Miami, FL 33187 for the Drive Safe Krome Campaign. The campaign serves to combat unsafe driving on Krome Avenue and inform the community on steps to sharing the road. FDOT staff will provide giveaways, simulations, interactive activities and tips on driving with caution over the holidays.

Michaela’s SOS Party (Save Our Safari Edventure) 11/22/14

Michaela’s SOS Party (Save Our Safari Edventure)
Saturday, 11/22/2014 – 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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23700 SW 142nd Avenue,
Homestead, Florida 33032
Facebook Link
Cost: Free with Donation

Michaela’s 8th birthday party wish is to help save her friend’s wildlife rehabilitation & education center.

Please do NOT bring a gift, rather a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation (check written to Farmony Inc., cash or credit card). A receipt will be provided. When was the last time you went to a birthday party and received a tax deduction for it? Cool, huh?

A day at a zoo for a family can cost between $100 to $200 with expenses. The experience you will get here is unlike anything a zoo can provide! This event is for children & adults alike.

Mention Michaela’s name for free admission and complimentary finger food with your donation. Food will be prepared fresh by Miami Organic Specialties. Feel free to bring a picnic basket, pot luck food, a birthday cake or S’mores for the bonfire!

This is a public event so please invite your friends and family.
RSVP and share on Facebook: “Michaela’s SOS Party”

Safari Edventure is a non-profit organization. For 38 years they have provided hands-on encounters with wildlife, plants and the environment. The majority of their animals have come as rescues, re-homed, or rehabilitated. NOW Safari Edventure NEEDS your HELP to stay on the lush five acre Farmony they have developed.

Yoga Immersion with Rina Yoga 5/30/14

Yoga Immersion with Rina Yoga
Friday, 05/30/2014 – 06/02/2014 08:30 am – 09:00 pm
339Everglades Hostel in Homestead
20 SW 2nd Avenue,
Florida City, Florida 33034
Webpage Link
Cost: $1950 includes accommodations (dorm-style), materials, curriculum and breakfast plus 15 days free at the studio

Dates: May 30th, May 31st, June 1st and June 2nd.
Times: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm daily
Last day: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Early Bird Special:Pay in full by April 15 and get $150 OFF!

Regular Rates (after April 15): $1950 includes accommodations (dorm-style), materials, curriculum and breakfast plus 15 days free at the studio.

May 5: Deposit of $750 due.
May 20: Remaining amount of $1200 due.

Location: Everglades Hostel in Homestead

20 SW 2nd Ave, Florida City, FL 33034

Free Parking

This training is for the student who wants to go deeper into their practice without wanting to become a teacher. You will learn in-depth teachings that will result in true transformational experiences in this weekend immersion. Connect with other like-minded students and take this trip into yourself.

Read more here:


If you have questions or want to Register, please call us at 305-856-YOGA(9642) or email at [email protected]

Photographs of The Florida Renaissance Festival at Cauley Square on 4/5/14 – 4/6/14

The Florida Renaissance Festival Miami at Cauley Square Historic Village on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, 2014.

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Redland Festival Sabor Latino 3/15/14

Redland Festival Sabor Latino
Saturday, 03/15/2014 – 03/16/2014 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Latin-Disco-Event-Flyer-for-Po-17410250Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Avenue,
Homestead, Florida 33013
Webpage Link
Cost: $8/person; kids under 12 enter free

Come and experience the tastes and sounds of Latin America in the tropical and tranquil setting of the Fruit & Spice Park. Enjoy music by Suenalo, a nine-piece American Funk, Rock and Hip-Hop band, driven by Alternative Latin Grooves and Caribbean Spices. Suenalo is a bilingual band performing bilingual music.

Enjoy a variety of food and drinks offering the tastes of Latin America including: Spanish paella, pork & tostones, Colombian, Peruvian & Mexican dishes, and freshly brewed Nicaraguan coffee. There will be interactive domino games, tours of the park, and pony rides for the kids.

Admission is $8 per person and children under 12 years of age are free. For more information, please call the Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727.

Sponsors for the 1st annual Redland Festival Sabor Latino include Miami-Dade County Parks Recreation & Open Spaces, Modelo Beer, South Dade Garden Club, Coca Cola, and Walker Entertainment.

The Fruit & Spice Park, operated by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the agricultural Redland. The park offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist led workshops. For more information, please visit www.fruitandspicepark.org, or call 305-247-5727.

Miss Homestead USA and Miss Homestead Teen USA Pageant 3/1/14

Miss Homestead USA and Miss Homestead Teen USA Pageant
Saturday, 03/01/2014 – 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Homestead-2015-Poster-presentationHampton Inn and Suites
2855 NE 9th Street (Campbell Drive),
Homestead, Florida 33033
Webpage Link
Cost: $15 in Advance, $20 at the door

Miss Homestead USA and Miss Homestead Teen USA Pageant

Miss Homestead USA/Miss Homestead Teen USA is the official preliminaries to Miss Florida USA/Miss Florida Teen USA.

Currently accepting applications from contestants ages 14 to 27 for our 2014 reigning year. For more information you can go to www.southfloridausapageants.com

In the Par, Outta the Box 12/6/13

In the Par, Outta the Box
Friday, 12/06/2013 – 02/23/2014 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Inside-Outside-postcard-front-4x6Biscayne National Park
9700 SW 328 Street,
9700 SW 328 Street, Florida 33033
Webpage Link
Cost: FREE

The show, “In the Park, Outta the Box,” presents the beauty and seldom-seen aspects of the park in both unique and traditional manners. Art of various mediums will be showcased. “The artists from The Outsider Gallery are honored to have this opportunity to work with the park and show their talent at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery,” The show will continue through Feb. 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free.

Botanical Exploration in the Everglades 11/1/13

Botanical Exploration in the Everglades
Sunday, 11/01/2013 – 11/30/2013 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Coe Center, Everglades National Park
40001 State Rd. 9336,
Homestead, Florida 33034
More Info Link
Cost: FREE

The Tropical Botanic Artists in collaboration with Everglades National Park will present “Botanical Exploration in the Everglades” at the Ernest Coe Center at Everglades National Park in Homestead, Florida, November 1–30, 2013. The Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

The exhibition features 27 original watercolor portraits of plants discovered in the Everglades by 19th and 20th century botanists, and designated with common and scientific names that reflect those intrepid plant explorers.
Artist Kathleen Konicek-Moore and Everglades botanist Jimi Sadle co-curated the exhibition, which is supplemented by a documentary film by local videographer Eric Raits. The film deals with early botanists who braved the biting insects, large reptiles, and poisonous plants that made the Everglades one of the country’s last frontiers of botanical exploration.

Included in the show are informational panels about botanical exploration and field collecting, how plants are named, and ways Everglades plants were used by native peoples.

Electric Run Miami 11/23/13

Electric Run Miami
Saturday, 11/23/2013, 07:00 pm – 12:00 am
Miami23_334x500Homestead-Miami Speedway
1 Speedway Blvd ,
Homestead, Florida 33035
Webpage Link
Cost: $45-$70

Welcome to our world!

Come have fun with us in a different world!! Along the 5k route music will pump and lights will dance creating a electric wonderland that will keep you energized and moving to the beat. You’ll run, walk, and dance through distinct lands with lights and music custom mixed to match the mood of the lighting elements.

Ricky Williams Jazz Tuesdays @ The Mutineer 6/4/13, 6/11/13,6/18/13,6/25/13

Ricky Williams Jazz Tuesdays @ The Mutineer
Sunday, 06/04/2013, 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wanda-WilliamsMutineer Wharf Lounge
11 SE 1st Ave,
Florida City, Florida 33034
Webpage Link

In The Biz Jazz Tuesdays @ The Mutineer’s Wharf Lounge featuring The Incomparable Ricky Williams on the piano and songstress Wanda Starr Williams.performing your favorite Rhythm Blues And Jazz compositions.
Drink Specials & Raffles
No Cover Free Parking 21 up
C.Lovey / MTA Presents 786 200 4540 info

Ricky Williams Jazz Tuesdays at The Mutineer 5/21/13, 5/28/13

Ricky Williams Jazz Tuesdays @ The Mutineer
Tuesday, 05/21/2013, 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ricky-Williams-photoMutineer Wharf Lounge
11 SE 1st Ave ,
Florida City , Florida 33034
Webpage Link

The Incomparable Ricky Williams performs live Jazz Rhythm & Blues with song stylist Wanda Starr Williams
at The Mutineers “In The Biz” Jazz Tuesdays
6PM -10PM
Bartenders and Wait Staff bring in proof of employment and receive $1.00 off all drinks! FREE Raffle Give A Ways Every Hour! Join us for drinks, delicious food and great Jazz. — at Mutineer Wharf Lounge.

Chefs Harvest Dinner-on the Farm at Verde Gardens 3/2/13

Chefs Harvest Dinner-on the Farm at Verde Gardens
Saturday, 03/02/2013, 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
404482_10151258906128639_1143562827_nThe Farm at Verde Gardens
12690 SW 280 Street,
Homestead, Florida 33032
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Enjoy an intimate dining experience in the unique and rustic setting of the Farm at Verde Gardens on Saturday, March 2nd from 5 to 9 pm.

Upon arrival guests will be treated to a progressive cocktail tour of The Farm, a 22-acre sustainable operation that is part of Verde Gardens. Dinner will take place inside the barn beautifully illuminated with hundreds of lights, where guests will enjoy the music of Stephen Mikes and a delectable 6-course dinnerl prepared by Miami’s up and coming chefs Aaron Dreilinger (David’s Executive Catering), joined by host chef Jeffrey Brana (Tuyo Restaurant), using the best local, sustainably-grown foods, each course will be paired with local beers and wines. After dinner guest will enjoy dessert and a special presentation famed local historian, Dr. Paul George.

A selection of works from celebrated Miami artist MANO’s “Jute” collection will be on display and he will be on hand to talk about his unique art form that integrates different grades of burlap and raw pigments with other mediums.

This Dinner will benefit the ongoing operations of The Farm at Verde Gardens. Verde Gardens is a community of Gold LEED certified 145 townhomes, a market building, and a 22-acre Permaculture (beyond organic) farm. The Farm and its associated enterprises (commercial kitchen, café, food distribution network) function as much needed economic development engine for South Dade, bringing employment, work training, and microenterprise.
Reservations are $100 per person and include cocktails, tour, six course dinner presentation by Dr. Paul George, music and art expo by MANO.

Attire: Casual Miami chic (but with comfortable shoes) keep weather in mind since the tour will take place outdoors.

About Earth Learning

Earth Learning, a community-based nonprofit organization focused on growing a local food economy and a life-sustaining culture in the Greater Everglades bioregion (southern Florida).

Find us online

Webpage: http://chefsharvest.earth-learning.org

FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/events/251324041669028/?ref=ts&fref=ts

Twitter: #chefsharvest

Special thanks to our sponsors & partners

Brown Distributing, Bols Genever /Damrak, Carrfour Supportive Housing, Chef David’s Catering, Cigar City Brewing Company, Florida Fresh Meat Company, Homestead Harvest Market & Café, Miami Dade County Homeless Trust, Monk in the Trunk Beer, Schnebly’s Winery & Brewery, Whole Foods Market Coral Gables

For more Media Contact: Diana Rodos, Earth Learning, (786) 233 -2784, [email protected]

Southland Mall Festive Fridays with Student Performers from the Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts 2/8/13

Southland Mall Festive Fridays with Student Performers from the Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts
Friday, February 8, from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.
Southland Mall
20505 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33189

“Festive Fridays” are free and open to the public.

“Festive Fridays” will become a new tradition at Southland Mall: every Friday mall patrons are invited to enjoy entertaining cultural performances and activities organized by local schools and organizations. To kick off this new weekly event series, the Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts will present special student performances inside Southland Mall’s Center Court.
The official launch of “Festive Fridays” will feature student performers from the Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts. There will be a live performance by their magnet program’s orchestra and jazz band followed by a group of “Spoken Word” performers. Mall patrons will have the opportunity to learn about the multi-disciplined visual and performing arts program offered at the Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts while enjoying a preview of their most prominent student performers.

“We hope this will promote an appreciation for culture and arts within our community while promoting some of our best local talent. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy these free events every Friday and start off their weekend with a pop of culture!” said Maggie Anzardo, Marketing Director for Southland Mall.

The Arc Of South Florida Presents Second Annual Lawn Mower Race 1/26/13

The Arc Of South Florida Presents Second Annual Lawn Mower Race 
Saturday, January 26th, 9am
Homestead-Miami Speedway
1 Speedway Boulevard
Homestead, FL 33035

The Arc of South Florida’s Second Annual Lawn Mower Race will be held in the lower display area just below the Homestead-Miami Speedway’s Champion Club in Turn 1.
Lawn mowers will be provided for those interested in entering the race.
The excitement is about racing around “a track” outside the stadium at low speed and stopping at different stations, each presenting an exciting challenge.
Drivers pay $25 to participate, while admission is free for the general public. The race will start at 10 a.m., but drivers must register by 9 a.m., with plenty of time to practice and get acquainted with their lawn mowers.
All proceeds will go towards advancing the Arc of South Florida programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Call Rick Pace at (305) 759-8500, ext. 110, to register.
The Arc of South Florida is a local chapter of The Arc USA one of the largest volunteer organizations in the U.S. Founded in 1953 by a group of concerned parents, The Arc, of South Florida serves the over 60,000 Miami-Dade County citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of South Florida’s two-fold purpose is to ensure the rights of all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities through ongoing advocacy, and to provide specialized programs and services to help individuals lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. The Arc of South Florida has programs in ten locations throughout Miami-Dade County, employs over one hundred seventy individuals, and serves hundreds of participants and their families on a daily basis. For more information visit our website www.arssofla.org

Miss Homestead USA and Miss Homestead Teen USA Pageant 3/9/13

Miss Homestead USA and Miss Homestead Teen USA Pageant
Saturday, 03/09/2013, 06:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Miss-Homestead-USA-2014AdbwHampton Inn and Suites
2855 NE 9th Street (Campbell Drive),
Homestead, Florida 33030
Webpage Link

Miss Homestead USA/Miss Homestead Teen USA is the official preliminaries to Miss Florida USA/Miss Florida Teen USA.

Currently accepting applications from contestants ages 14 to 27 for our 2014 reigning year. For more information you can go to www.southfloridausapageants.com

Miss Homestead USA/ Miss Homestead Teen USA Pageant
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 6:00pm
Doors open at 5:30pm
2855 N.E. 9th Street
Homestead, FL 33033
Advance ticket sales $15 / Event door $20

Blissful Detox 11/11/12

Blissful Detox
logo-colorNovember 11th 2012, 10 am-3 pm
Paradise Farms
19801 SW 320th Street
Homestead, FL 33030
Come cleanse your Body and Soul and experience a new lightness of being!!
A scrumptious day of simple meditations, ancient wisdom, biodynamic farm, live-food lunch and like-minded peeps….
Top 5 reasons to do a Blissful Detox: 
You want more health, ease and pleasure
You’re over feeling run-down, stressed or ‘had it up to here’
Life’s good but you’re not FEELING the love
There’s too much ‘doing’ and not enough ‘smell the roses’ in your day
You want to find Grace and Gratitude in tough situations

Wings Over Homestead Air Show 11/3-4/12

Wings Over Homestead Air Show
November 3-4, 2012, 0800-1500
Homestead Air Reserve Base
29050 Coral Sea Blvd
Homestead, FL 33039

HOMESTEAD Air Reserve Base, Fla. The thunderous roar of the United States Air Force Thunderbird’s F-16 demonstration team will be tearing through the skies over Homestead Air Reserve Base during the 2012 Wings Over Homestead Air Show, Nov 3 & 4. There will also be demonstrations from the US Army Golden knights and many other exciting performers. The event is a FREE family event that is open to the public. There will be various static displays to see, a variety of food and beverages for sale, and plenty of fun for the whole family. For more information please go to www.wingsoverhomestead.com

Imagine Lifestyles Ultimate Super Car Experience 8/4/12

Imagine Lifestyles Ultimate Super Car Experience
Saturday, August 4th from 9am to 6pm
Homestead Miami Speedway
1 Speedway Blvd
Homestead, FL 33035

For one day only, auto-enthusiasts and thrill seekers will have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a variation of Ferraris and Lamborghinis and race them 4.6 miles around the famed track.

Here’s how it works:
1. Patrons who wish to purchase a ride would visit www.wantickets.com/ILTaraInk
2. They will pick between a Ferrari F430, Ferrari California, Ferrari 599, Lamborghini LP-560 or Lamborghini Gallardo
3. Then choose time slot
4. Upon arriving at the track, they will sign some paperwork and receive a professional training course in the same room where the pros receive their pre-race brief
5. Once they get behind the wheel – a professional driver will ride shotgun to avoid any mishaps – and the sky is the limit
6. Drivers have the opportunity to purchase additional laps at the track or online using the link above
7. Guests are allowed (up to 3) to come and watch. There’s also a Pit Row experience with a number of auto, retail and restaurant vendors that will make for a day-long affair and entertainment.
8. Drivers can purchase photos a videos too.
Check out a video here from the recent supercar event at Gillette Stadium in Boston.

Imagine Lifestyles is a Miami-based retailer of luxury leisure services and experiences that hosts activities across the US. This is its first time at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Imagine Lifestyles, a leader in luxury leisure services and experiences, is teaming with Homestead-Miami Speedway to offer auto enthusiasts and thrill seekers the chance to drive 4.6 miles around the famed track in a luxury supercar. On Saturday, August 4, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., guests will satisfy their need for speed on a NASCAR speedway in their choice of a Ferrari F430, Ferrari California, Ferrari 599, Lamborghini LP-560 or Lamborghini Gallardo.

After hosting exotic driving experiences in Chicago and New Jersey, Imagine Lifestyles has brought its luxury experience to Miami. Guests are invited to the home of NASCAR racecars, where they can select from five luxury vehicles before receiving expert driving instruction and taking a spin on the Homestead-Miami Speedway. On the 4.6-mile track, guests can accelerate to incredible speeds at will, getting a complete feel for a full spectrum of the car’s engineering capacities and perks without the fear of getting pulled over. The Ultimate Super Car Experience is a unique way to get behind the wheel of a luxury vehicle, take photographs with a exotic cars, mingle with fellow auto aficionados and makes for an unforgettable gift for those looking to “switch gears.”

Guests must be 21 or older to drive accompanied by an expert driving instructor, with those older than 13 invited to ride shotgun. Day and Night Sessions are available. For more information, email [email protected] or phone 866.436.3514.

Imagine Lifestyles Super Car Race Track Event Homestead Miami Speedway 8/3-5/12

Imagine Lifestyles Super Car Race Track Event Homestead Miami Speedway
August 3rd, 4th, & 5th
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm ( day session ) $149
6:00pm – 10:00pm (night session) $199
Homestead Miami Speedway
1 Speedway Blvd
Homestead, Florida, 33035
Buy Tickets Online

This is your chance to take the wheel of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi R8, Mercedes SLS, and/or other super cars on a professional race track! Suddenly, speed limit signs are a thing of the past as you reach speeds that transform your insides into Jell-O and leave you sporting an over-sized permagrin. Yeah, it happens.

Driving an exotic car on a real racetrack is a far different experience than driving it on the open road. You can accelerate at will, get a complete feel for the car’s engineering capacities and perks, and, of course, drive as fast as the beast allows! There will be zero chances of getting pulled over as you pull off speeds easily exceeding 100 mph! Ladies, this event is for you, too! A fact: Women look even better behind the wheel of an exotic car, adding an unexpected and rare element to driving events–so ladies, this is also your chance to switch gears and do something different and daring! It is an opportunity to surprise yourself and experience an exhilarating dose of adrenaline. If you are already experienced, it is a great way to meet and mingle with fellow female auto aficionados.

Take Advantage Of This 2 Lap X 2.25 Mile Drive Around The Homestead-Miami Speedway!!

Option 1 – Get behind the wheel and drive a exotic sports car of your choice
Option 2 – Ride shotgun with an expert driving instructor

Email: [email protected]
Main # 866-436-3514
Miami # 305-432-3205
Visit : Imaginelifestyles.com for more details

Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery

I recently visited Schnebly Redland’s Winery and Brewery in Homestead, Florida. I was there of course to check out their wines, all of which are made with tropical fruits, like guava, mango, carambola and coconut. And no grapes! But Schnebly’s also recently started brewing craft beers, very interesting ones, also with tropical fruits. I was able to try all of their beers and most of their wines, which I wrote about in more detail on my DailyBeerReview.com site. I will say that the creativity and uniqueness of this family business are off the chart.

President Mauricio Mejia took 30 minutes of his time to speak to us (Ed Roberts arranged that). We talked about what the future holds for the brewery now that they have brewed a few batches of each beer and were ready to start distributing. Mauricio said that they would start with Key West, distributing in kegs first, then would consider bottling and canning. You could tell that the brewery has a careful plan to bring their beers to the market. You could also see the pride that Mauricio, Marketing Manager David, and all of the staff had for their products. They all made us feel and home and very welcome.

I’d certainly recommend taking a trip down to check out their facilities. They have a beautiful tasting room, really nice property, areas for weddings and receptions and parties, just a fabulous space. Schnebly’s is family friendly and they encourage picnics and just relaxing while you visit.

They can be found at:

Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery
30205 SW 217th Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
Toll-Free: (888) 717-WINE
Phone: (305) 242-1224


Earth Harvest Festival 4/22/12

Earth Harvest Festival
Sunday, April 22nd from Noon to Sundown
The Farm at Verde Gardens
SW 280 Street & 127 Avenue.

More Info

Come celebrate the movement toward a Life-Sustaining,
Permanent Culture in South Florida!
Enjoy Spam Allstars and various fun musical performances throughout the Day…

Taste the Homestead Harvest Café where you can enjoy delectable, locally-grown foods, lovingly prepared

Explore Permaculture all day with Community FoodWorks, including preservation and cooking classes in our new mobile PermaKitchen

Experience The Farm @ Verde Gardens with guided walks that explore the various food ecosystems under way and buy all types of “useful plants” from our edible plant nursery

Unwind at our Healing Arts Center where you can treat yourself to body work practitioners and movement workshops

Participate in building a Local Economy at the Homestead Harvest Marketplace by supporting local producers of sustainably-grown foods and local artisans of hand-made products

Interested Vendors please follow the link to Become a Vendor!

Obscura Day at the Coral Castle 4/28/12

Obscura Day at the Coral Castle
04/28/12, 2PM-3PM
Ed Leedskalnin’s Coral Castle
28655 S. Dixie Highway
Miami, Florida, 33033
Buy Tickets Online

Join us on Obscura Day for an exploration of the extraordinary architecture of the Coral Castle.

Turning a broken heart into a miraculous work of art, Ed Leedskalnin built the marvelous Coral Castle in honor of the woman who left him the day before their wedding. Not only amazing to behold, because of its strange beauty, the Castle includes some pretty serious feats of engineering. Somehow Ed, at 100 lbs and just over 5 feet tallmanaged to wrangle towering chunks of Oolitic Limestone (fossilized coral) over 25 feet tall and weighing over 30 tons into place. When pressed, Ed would only say that he knew the secrets used to build the ancient Egyptian pyramids.

Inspired by its beauty and sad love story, Billy Idol was moved to his hit song, “Sweet Sixteen” about Ed and his lost love.

Join us for a private tour at 2pm.

Tickets are $15 through our website.

Wounded Warrior Archery Fundraiser 2/25/12

Wounded Warrior Archery Fundraiser
2/25/12, 11:00AM
Everglades Archery Range
17415 SW 264th St. (Bauer Dr.)
Homestead, Florida

Join us as we shoot some bows and arrows and grub on some BBQ!!!! FUN! And you get to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project’s Archery Program. These brave men and women served our country, let’s do them proud!

Day 1 – Saturday 2/25/12, There will be 2 session…s. 11:00am-1:00pm OR 1:00-pm-3:00pm. Come for either session and bring cash or a check for $25. Some wounded warriors will be there too, and come to support too!!!
$25 gets you 2 hours of shooting with bows and arrows on targets. There will be Nationally Certified Archery Instructors to get you going. It also includes a burger, hot dog, chips and a drink too!!! 100% of your donation will go to buying equipment for the Wounded Warrior Project’s Archery Program in Miami Dade County.

Day 2 – Sunday 2/26/12, if you hone your skills enough on Saturday, please feel free to come and shoot with the Wounded Warriors at 9:30am as they shoot/compete against each other as they shoot what’s called an “Indoor Round” or just come and hang out and support them!! Will be a FUN and inspirational event for all!

** RSVP to [email protected] and please only RSVP if you are fairly confident you can make it…as the food will be donated and will help in appropriate food planning, based on confirmations

**This is an archery shoot to specifically benefit a special groups called Special Operation Forces – Bionic Wounded Warriors! NO experience necessary. They will be in attendance and it’s going to be a fun and inspirational event for all. For more information about the Wounded Warrior Program, www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Everglades Artist in Residence Eileen Powell Presentation 1/23-24/12

Everglades Artist in Residence Eileen Powell Presentation
Monday, January 23 to Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Everglades National Park
Anhinga Trail
Royal Palm Visitor Center

Everglades National Park is pleased to invite the community to visit the January Artist in Residence, Eileen Powell, at the Anhinga Trail. Eileen Powell will be on site from 11:00a-3:00p to demonstrate her ceramic sculptures and allow visitors to play with the clay.

Eileen Powell’s current work incorporates ceramics, video, and other media to convey ecological and environmental themes. Specifically her work examines the emotions we feel as our lands, seas, and natural habitats degrade. “By enlightening the viewer to the nonexistent, the absent, the silhouette,or the impression of what was once there,” explains Eileen, “my sculptures provide a faint memory or spirit of the beautiful places, creatures, and experiences forever lost.”

This idea of loss is an integral part of her work. Eileen Powell is seeking to create a visual statement regarding the importance nature has to our quality of life; not only our physical well-being but also our emotional and spiritual health.

Directions: Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center: 40001 SR 9336, Homestead, FL 33034, Visitors coming from the Miami area and northern destinations should take the Florida Turnpike (Route 821) south until it ends merging with U.S.1 at Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light onto Palm Drive (State Road 9336/SW 344th St.) and follow the signs to the park.

Visitors driving north from the Florida Keys should turn left on Palm Drive in Florida City and follow the signs to the park. The Anhinga Trail is located at the Royal Palm Visitor Center. Drive past the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center and in ¼ mile is the park entrance station. Proceed to drive 2-miles down the road to the Royal Palm turnoff. Take a left and drive to the Royal Palm parking lot and Bill Brody will be on the trail. For more information about the Artist in Residence in Everglades program call 305-242-7752.

Alex Sipiagin Quintet 10/25/11

Alex Sipiagin Quintet
Tuesday October 25, 2011, 7:30 pm
EBS Auditorium
25795 SW 137 AVE.
Homestead, FL 33032

Jazz Concert “Destinations Unknown”
Alex Sipiagin (trumpet)
Adam Rogers (guitar)
Seamus Blake (sax)
Boris Kozlov (bass)
Nate Smith (drums)

Moonfaire South Florida’s Spiritual Comunity Cooperative Festival 12/10-11/11

Moonfaire South Florida’s Spiritual Comunity Cooperative Festival
December 10th -11th, Sat 2-10pm Sun Noon-6pm
The Coral Castle
28655 South Dixie Highway
Homestead,fl 33033

Hear ye! Hear ye, Moonfaire is coming! What is it you ask? Well it is a two day community event at The Coral Castle in Homestead, fl. hosted by The Witch’s Garden since December of 2006. Who is The Witch’s Garden, well they are a local mom and pop pagan business owned by Marizel & Armando Almirall that started off at the castle on May of 2004 and now own a brick and mortar shop in Hialeah. Now about Moonfaire, we started this because we realized throughout the years that local spiritual artists and mystical businesses didn’t really have an event spotlighting them and their talents so we created this as a place where you can setup an inexpensive booth and get your name out there while getting to know the community. We also realized that among the various spiritualities there has always been too much separation because of what you practice, how many years of experience you have, credentials, and group associations. It always seemed to us that the community needed a place where all can come as one and celebrate earth, life and spirituality.

In these events the community gets involved and workshops take place throughout the day on various metaphysical topics hosted by individuals and groups alike. We also create a beautiful village where you can find lightworkers, psychics, massage therapists and local artistry as well as vendors featuring occult supplies, Indian clothing, natural bath and body products, handcrafted jewelry and more. The Moonfaire is definitely something to experience and even though we don’t host a public ritual we are however having a main drumcircle at 9pm under the beautiful December full “Cold Moon” which is a very sacred way to connect to one another, the energies of the castle and the elements surrounding us. The vision of the event is for it to continue to flourish and the only way this will succeed is with you.

What can you contribute you ask, well get involved. We need volunteers to help throughout the event, groups and community leaders to host workshops, happy faces passing out flyers and most of all help in getting the word out. We can also always use sponsors, vendors and donations since this is what pays for the production itself. Honestly anything anyone can contribute even if it is giving a flyer to a friend makes a difference we just want as many people as possible involved so we can create a community that brings forth all races, religions, age groups, denominations and so forth to drum, dance tour the castle and enjoy a day of family, spirituality and being all as one.

42BELOW Vodka and Bacardi Team Up and Raise Big for 150 Mile MS Bike Ride 5/14-15/11

May 14, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. – May 15, 2011
Homestead-Miami Speedway
1 Speedway Boulevard
Homestead, FL 33035-1500

42BELOW Vodka (42below.com) and Bacardi to team up to spin out Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for the third-year running in the 25th Anniversary of the Zimmerman MS Bike Ride. The 150-mile ride to fight MS is Florida’s largest charity bike tour and, together with eight-year partner, Bacardi, are looking to set a new standard in corporate social responsibility. To date, the Bacardi cyclists are leading the way in terms of participants, 290+ riders strong, as well as fundraising with $107,000 raised. When the two day trek concludes, Bacardi hopes to reach their goal of $140,000 toward research, programs and services to support the 6,000 South Floridians affected by multiple sclerosis.

Eight-year MS race veteran Claudette Halluk, Bacardi’s Director of Business Development, has worked hard to garner interest and participation from Bacardi employees and others in the community is excited about her teams efforts, “I’m so proud of Bacardi, 42BELOW, and the individual efforts of my teammates that make this a successful event every year,” said Claudette. “Because we can fight this disease by simply riding a bike and because we have chosen to help thousands of people through a contribution to the MS Bike Tour, every year we come one step closer to ending MS,” she added.

The MS Bike Ride is Florida’s premier and most exciting charity cycling event featuring an estimated 2,500 cyclists will make the two-day, 150-mile journey from the Maroone Start/Finish Village at Homestead-Miami Speedway to the 42BELOW Village in Key Largo and back as part of the Zimmerman MS Bike Ride Presented by Mack Cycle and Fitness featuring the $25,000 Challenge.

Once all riders arrive at the park, they will celebrate in true 42BELOW fashion with tasty cocktails, great food, and entertainment. Riders can either camp for free at the park or make hotel accommodations. After a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast, the riders will return back to the Speedway on May 15th for the finale where dedicated volunteers will cheer them across the finish line and present them with a medal. Rest stops will be available every 4 – 9 miles with food, drinks, first aid, bike repair, fun themes and more.

Miami in Motion Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Team provides a brand new therapy room to ARC school in Homestead 3/31/11

Miami in Motion Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Team provides a brand new therapy room to ARC school in Homestead, FL
Thursday, March 31, 2011 from 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
ARC Homestead School
756 West Palm Drive
Florida City, Fl, 33034

The event is the last of a series put together by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce/ Leadership Miami Project “Miami in Motion”. The group is proud to deliver a therapy room for the use of ARC’s school Project Thrive in Homestead, FL.

Understanding how difficult it is for families to raise and provide quality time, education, and meaningful activities for their own young children, the Leadership Miami “Miami in Motion” team wanted to do something different and unique for the children served by ARC Project Thrive, and they did! Through various events organized in January and February, Miami in Motion managed to raise a total of $32,000 in money and in-kind donations for the school. This Thursday, March 31st at the school facility located on 756 West Palm Drive, Florida City, the group of Miami professional will be formally opening the brand new therapy room for the use of the kids and therapists of ARC.

ARC Project Thrive is an accredited school in Florida City that serves children with developmental delays and disabilities, as well as at-risk children and typically developing siblings. The children enrolled in the school are 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Children’s developmental conditions range from speech and language delays to autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and genetic and chromosomal disorders.

More Information: http://miamiinmotion.wordpress.com

Purple Sunday Creative exchange 3/13/11

Purple Sunday – Creative exchange
3/13/11, 12pm – 7pm
Redland koi Gardens
25600 sw 147th ave.
Homestead, FL 33032

Purple Sunday is a creative arts exchange festival held to showcase Miami’s hot, upcoming artistic talent, to be held in the beautiful Redlands Koi Gardens in Homestead, Florida on March 13th, 2011. “Purple Sunday is about providing opportunity and showing people what the real Miami has to offer,” says organizer and founder Alicia Hugh. “People can come see great art work, unique lifestyle goods, and live music, but more importantly, they can meet the creators, find out what inspires them, and allow themselves to become a part of the story,” revels Ms. Hugh.

Purple Sunday artists and designers have been featured in print publications such as the New Times and Miami Herald, as well as online publications such as www.thrillist.com, and have been present at local art events like The Wynnwood Market. “We want Purple Sunday to become a name synonymous with great local art and design, where artists and vendors, whether advancing or well-noted, can come to exchange creative ideas, network, and showcase their work,” adds co-founder Rachel Hugh.

Purple Sunday was birthed in April 2009, when sisters Alicia and Rachel Hugh, with a handful of friends, realized their creative work had no platform or outlet to show the public. The first event took place in a neighbourhood backyard, with only a handful of vendors and approximately 80 attending. The first event generated so much attention and demand that Ms. Hugh organized the second just months after, in July 2009, and changed the venue to the Redland Koi Gardens to accommodate more guests. Ten vendors were booked and 250 people attended. This year they are approximating to have 20 vendors and at least 400 people attend.

For further information and vendor details, please contact Alicia Hugh at info@purplesunda yfestival.com , or check out our website at www.purplesundayfestival.com

Recording Release Concert by Jazz Piano Great Gonzalo Rubalcaba 3/4/11

Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Friday, March 4, 2011 – 8PM
EBS Auditorium
25795 SW 137 Street
Princeton FL 33032

International Touring Artist
Winner of 2002 Latin Grammy for Jazz Album of the Year
Winner of 2002 Grammy for co-production w/ Charlie Haden of Nocturne
2001 SFJAZZ Leaders Circle Laureate Award Winner
2002 Artist in Residence at Montreal Jazz Festival w/ Chucho Valdez

Free Parking
Celebrating the launch of 5Passion Records
and the release of
All present will receive a copy of “Fé” Free!

Ticket price of $25,23,22,20… includes “Fé” CD
– not available anywhere else yet!
Tickets online at “Ticket Alternative

Tune in to Gonzalo’s new Internet Radio Station “RadioRuba” at

Jazz & Blues Florida

CANCELLED The 1st-Ever Fuego Cuban Music World Festival 4/9/11


1st Fuego Cuban Music World Festival Announced!
Saturday, April 9TH, 2011 from 10AM to Midnight
Homestead International Speedway
1 Speedway Blvd
Homestead, FL

“For the 1st time a Cuban music all-star roster in US”

The Fuego Cuban Music World Festival, the first ever Music & Arts festival in the United Stated celebrating Cuban culture throughout the world. Think of it as a “Cuban Woodstock” with the best Cuban artists all sharing the stage. The festival is produced by Fuego Entertainment a company run by Hugo Cancio a well know Cuban music producer and concert promoter. The tickets for the festivities will cost $40 per person for this historical event with activities for the whole family.

The complete roster of artists will be announced shortly with many surprises. There will be more than 14 performers representing all genres of popular Cuban music, including Cuban reggaeton, pop, jazz and trova for the estimated 50K attendees present to enjoy.

Miss Homestead USA/ Miss Homestead Teen USA Pageant 3/13/11

Miss Homestead USA/ Miss Homestead Teen USA Pageant
Sunday, March 13, 2011, 2:00pm
Doors open at 1:30pm
2855 N.E. 9th Street
Homestead, FL 33033
Tickets $25


Miss Homestead USA/Miss Homestead Teen USA is the official preliminaries to Miss Florida USA/Miss Florida Teen USA.

Currently accepting applications from contestants for our 2012 reigning year. For more information you can go to www.missfloridausa.com

New Year’s Party at Schnebly Redland’s Winery 12/31/10

New Year’s Party @ The Winery
with Bryan Gonzalez
December 31, 2010 from 6pm to 11pm
Schnebly Redland’s Winery
30205 SW 217th Avenue
(305) 242-1224

Second Annual Black Friday Balloon Drop At Southland Mall 11/26/10

Second Annual Black Friday Balloon Drop At Southland Mall
Friday, November 26, 2010 at 8am
U.S. 1 and SW 205th Street, off the Florida Turnpike, Exits 11 or 12

Southland Mall presents its second annual “Black Friday Balloon Drop” on Friday, November 26, 2010 at 8am. The day after the Thanksgiving holiday, is traditionally known as ‘Black Friday’. On that day, hundreds of balloons filled with store coupon offers, movie passes and mall gift cards will descend from the rafters in three separate locations inside the mall: the Sears Wing, Center Court, and Macy’s Wing. Gnarly Charlie from The Coast 97.3 FM will be onsite supporting the event with music, games, prizes, and much more from 8 – 8:30am, followed by Sylvana Tróccoli, radio personality from Univision Radio’s AMOR 107.5 FM from 10am to 12pm !

“Southland is excited to present its second annual Black Friday Balloon Drop,” said Maggie Anzardo, marketing director at Southland Mall. “The Balloon Drop has become one of our signature events at the center and is held yearly on Black Friday, as a way of rewarding our shoppers during the holidays.”

And don’t forget to visit Santa! Families are invited to bring their children to take photos with Santa from November 19th through December 24th in the Sears Wing at Southland Mall.

Wash for a Cause at Homestead Speedway 10/24/10

Wash for a cause
10/24/10, 10 am – 10 pm
Homestead Speedway
1 speedway blvd
Homestead, Fl 33035

Kids off streets a non-profit organization & Fara USA (FaraUSA.com) will be hosting a charity car wash along with exotic F1 racing. A $10 min suggested donation going towards Breast Cancer awareness is all we ask. The first 30 car washes will get a complimentary ticket to the race. A live DJ and beautiful models will be taking photos with the guest.

City of Homestead Freaky Friday 10/29/10

City of Homestead “Freaky Friday”
10/29/10, 6pm – 9pm
Homestead Sports Complex
1601 S.E. 28th Ave
Homestead, FL 33035

Across the street from Keys Gate Charter School

Come out and join us for the City of Homestead’s “Freaky Friday” event held at the Homestead Sports Complex.
Fun for the whole family!!
Radio Disney will be there for the kids! Rides, food, & entertainment!
Enter our haunted house if you DARE!

Celebrate Kids Week At Southland Mall 7/19-24/10


Southland Mall presents its first ever mini kids’ convention, or ‘Kids Week,’ from July 19th through July 24th. The festivities kick off on Center Court Monday, July 19th with Miami Children’s Museum’s interactive program based on their newest traveling exhibit “Dino Island”, from 12-4pm. Also on Monday, Southland Mall welcomes “Burnie”, the Miami HEAT fun-loving mascot from 1-2pm. Other highlights include a wing eating contest on Thursday, July 22nd from 5-7pm, courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings, a presentation from TD Bank on the benefits of saving called the WOW Zone, taking place on Friday, July 23rd from 11am to 2pm, capped with a two-hour grand finale on Saturday, July 24th from 1-3pm, sponsored by Radio Disney. Shoppers can also try their luck at winning a Western Caribbean cruise for four nights on Carnival Cruise Line’s ‘Imagination’, courtesy of MK Travelplan.

“Southland is excited to present its first ever ‘Kids Week’ event,” said Maggie Anzardo, marketing director at Southland Mall. “This mini kids’ convention will become one of several signature events at the center and will be held every summer at Southland.” Southland Mall is also giving away one gift card per month for the next six months, worth up to $500! Simply text the word ‘MALL’ to 64444 to enter and join the SM mobile club. The first winner will be selected during the Kids Week grand finale on Saturday, July 24th.

Southland Mall, located in South Miami-Dade County, Florida, the densest, most populous county in the southeastern portion of the state of Florida, has over 1 million square feet of gross leasable area. Southland Mall is conveniently located on U.S. 1 and SW 205th Street, off the Florida Turnpike, Exits 11 or 12, and is the only enclosed regional mall servicing South Miami-Dade County down to the Florida Keys. Southland houses approximately 100 specialty stores, including Macy’s, Sears, JC Penney, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, Starbucks, a 16-Plex Regal Cinema and diverse Food Court. For more information about Southland Mall, go to www.mysouthlandmall.com or call (305) 235-8880.

Gumberg Asset Management Corp., a diversified real estate retail organization with a tradition of uncompromising integrity and unbeatable performance is the manager of Southland Mall. For further information, visit the Company’s website at www.gumberg.com.

Follow The Bus To Southland Mall And Celebrate Kids Week 7/15/10

Bus Wrap display & food samplings
Southland Mall – Gazebo entrance by Sal’s Italian Restaurant
Thursday, July 15th
11am – 3pm

Southland Mall in Cutler Bay invites you to attend a Bus Wrap viewing event on Thursday, July 15th from 11 am to 3 pm, showcasing the live, fully-wrapped traveling billboard kicking off one of the center’s signature events, ‘Kids Week’ and promoting the Southland Mall Gift Card contest. The mall is giving away one gift card per month for the next six months, worth up to $500! Simply text the word ‘MALL’ to 64444 to enter and join the SM mobile club. Enjoy food samplings from popular mall eateries like Starbucks, Sal’s Italian Restaurant, Charcoal’s Latin Grill, and NEW food tenant Cha Cha’s!

Southland Mall, located in South Miami-Dade County, Florida, the densest, most populous county in the southeastern portion of the state of Florida, has over 1 million square feet of gross leasable area. Southland Mall is conveniently located on U.S. 1 and SW 205th Street, off the Florida Turnpike, Exits 11 or 12, and is the only enclosed regional mall servicing South Miami-Dade County down to the Florida Keys. Southland houses approximately 100 specialty stores, including Macy’s, Sears, JC Penney, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, Starbucks, a 16-Plex Regal Cinema and diverse Food Court. For more information about Southland Mall, go to www.mysouthlandmall.com or call (305) 235-8880.

Frolicking with the Fairies at Golden Raccoon at Cauley Square 6/19/10

Join us at The Golden Raccoon for a magical day of frolicking with the fairies!
All day Saturday, June, 19th, 11am to 8pm
Golden Raccoon at Cauley Square
22400 Old Dixie Highway

Just off US1 & SW 224th Street.

Full day $85.00 per person

The Golden Raccoon @ Cauley Square 224th Street & US1
On this day wear your fairy best or come as you are for a fairy good time in the beautiful gardens of The Golden Raccoon in Historical Cauley Square Village.
with special guest, the Tropical Fairy herself, Atena Komar
The Golden Raccoon @ Cauley Square 224 & US1 – 786-307-5575
We will also have available for purchase beautiful wings made by Atena.

11:00am Fairy Spotting
We all know where to spot fairies on the English country sides, or in the highlands of Ireland , but did you know that fairies live amongst us right here in beautiful sunny Florida ? We will talk about the type of vegetation tropical fairies live in, how to spot their circles and find traces of their homes. Knowing how to find these spots gives you a better chance of spotting a real fairy.

Break and shop time… Grab a quick lunch or take the time to look for fairies in the Garden…

12:30 Meet Your Personal Fairy Guide Meditation
In the early afternoon we gather in the garden under the trees and cast a sacred fairy circle in which you will be anointed with juniper oil and perform a meditation to meet your fairy guide. This is a meditation in the garden guided by Atena.

1:15pm Fairy Photos
Get your magical photo custom made by Atena Komar. She will take several photos of you in the garden, and then magically transform you to the fairy realms – what a beautiful souvenir of your fairy experience. This is a link to some samples of Atena’s Fairfield photos: http://TropicalFairy.com

Break and shopping time…

4:00 Fairy Altar and Offerings.
Now that you have learned how to communicate with the fairy folk, learn how to build them an altar by which to honor them and invite them to your garden or home. We will also discuss the kind of things you can leave them as offerings or gifts and how to be sure you only attract the kind and loving fairy folk.

1 hour break and shopping time…

6:00pm Manifesting Fairy visualization
The night fairies are one of the most powerful allies you can have in helping you manifest your hearts desires. These magical beings of the night love to tend to our hopes and dreams but rarely have a clue of what we really want. In this guided meditation, Atena will guide though a visualization where you can contact your manifesting fairies and make a wish for your self and mother earth, charge a crystal with their magical blessing and keep it on your own Fairy Altar. Bring a crystal or purchase one here.

Break and shopping time…

7:00pm – 8pm – Fairy Types and Appearances
When one says the word fairy, a typical image comes to mind of a fairy that resembles a character Disney would envision. Though flower fairies are abundant, did you know that the fairy kingdom consist of also elves, water earth air and fire fairies, night fairies and light fairies. There are fairies of dreams and even gargoyles are part of the fairy family… Atena will explain a little about the differences between these species and what they all do. Also dispel some fairy misconceptions and explain why some fairies are thought to be evil.

7pm – Closing Fairy shopping spree, special sale to the fairy graduates from 7pm to closing time (9pm).

Join us at The Golden Raccoon for a magical day of frolicking with the fairies!
Registration is important to assure there will be room for you, if you can please register with the Golden Raccoon!

To register, please contact Ayessa (The Magical Fairy) at 786-307-5575

2010 Wings Over Homestead Air Show 11/6-7/10

2010 Wings Over Homestead Air Show
November 6 & 7, 9am to 5pm
Homestead Air Reserve Base
29050 Coral Sea Blvd
Homestead Fl, 33039

Jaw-dropping precision aerobatics will be highlighted against a backdrop of jet sound as the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels headline an all-star list of performers at the Homestead Air Reserve Base “Wings Over Homestead” air show Nov. 6-7, 2010. This is a FREE event and open to the public!

The 482nd Fighter Wing, which maintains and operates Homestead Air Reserve Base, FL, is a combat-ready Air Force Reserve unit located 25 miles south of Miami. The wing consists of approximately 1,800 military and civilian members who reside here in South Florida.

Blue Angels – A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation…

Golden Knights – The United States Army Parachute Team, nicknamed and commonly known as the Golden Knights, is a demonstration and competition parachute team of the United States Army. It consists of demonstration and competition Parachutist teams, drawn from US Army Paratroopers who have demonstrated excellence in their parachuting skills…

Mothers Day Farm Lunch and Wine Tour and Tasting 5/9/10

Mother’s Day Farm Lunch & Wine Tour/Tasting
Sunday, May 9, 2010, 12:30 pm (optional transport leaves SoBe 11:30 am)
Paradise Farms
Escopazzo Organic Italian Restaurant
1311 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Paradise Farms
19801 SW 320 St.
Homestead, FL

Schnebly Redland’s Winery
30205 Southwest 217th Ave
Homestead, FL

South Florida is home to many progressive agricultural projects and riches. While we’re accustomed to bringing them to you, this Mother’s Day, Escopazzo hits the road to bring you to them.

Join us on our inaugural road trip and discover two of the treasures of our local farming community – Paradise Farms and Schnebly Redland’s Winery.

Mother’s Day Farm Lunch and Wine Tasting
Sunday, May 9, 2010
11:30 a.m. departure from Escopazzo (or meet us at the Farm)
12:30 p.m. farm tour at Paradise Farms
1:00 Mother’s Day Buffet Lunch at the farm

Ticket price includes:
• Round trip transportation from Escopazzo, South Beach, to Paradise Farms, Homestead (transportation is optional)
• Giancarla presents Mother’s Day Luncheon Buffet at the Farm
• Schnebly Redland’s Winery Tour and Wine Tasting conducted by proprietor, Peter Schnebly
• Live music and dancing!
• Complimentary bottle of Schnebly wine
• $30 Escopazzo gift card for Mom

$155 p/p adults; includes transportation (optional)
Children: $50 with round trip transportation
$30 with own transportation
Seating is limited; advanced reservations required

Wild baby brassica and arugula salad with dried apricots, sesame seed crisps and Parmigiano cheese
Mozzarella, bread croutons, capers, oregano, and tomato salad
Calamari, cannellini, black olive and cherry tomato salad with chopped celery leaves
Salmon with caramelized fennel, orange and dill
Fusilli pasta with ricotta, sundried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and toasted pine nuts
Seasonal fruit with chilled mascarpone cream

Special Children’s Menu Available

For reservations or more information please call 305 674 9450 or Irene at 305 389 0009 or e mail [email protected]

Discover South Florida Monument to Love at Coral Castle 2/14/10

Come to Coral Castle on Sunday, February 14, 2010 from 2-4 pm. for a unique afternoon dedicated to romance, lost loves and the mystery surrounding America’s very own Stonehenge. Bring your Valentine!

Coral Castle (of the National Historic Registry)
28655 South Dixie Highway
Homestead, Florida
The 7 lost loves will be revealed by New York Times Best Selling Author Rusty McClure and the winner of the 7 Lost Loves Contest will be announced*.
Take a special insider’s tour of Coral Castle.
Enjoy a presentation by Rusty McClure – The Mystery of Coral Castle and the Lost Loves of Cincinnatus.

Bring your copies of Cincinnatus: The Secret Plot to Save America and Coral Castle in order to have them personalized by the author. The books will also be available for purchase at the event.

*The contest winner will receive a 3 day, 2 night stay at the romantic Cheeca Lodge in Islamorada, Florida.

Click here and Print and present this invitation for free admission to Coral Castle.

Brian Trainor Hanging Out in Biscayne National Park opens at Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery 11/20/09

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Hanging Out in Biscayne National Park to Open at Biscayne National Park Gallery

Miami photographic artist Brian Trainor’s solo exhibition Hanging Out in Biscayne National Park opens at Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery on Friday, November 20 with a “meet the artist” wine-and-cheese reception from 6-9 pm. The evening features an opportunity to speak with the artist, hear about his work and bid in a silent auction for an original photograph. The show itself runs through February 15, 2010. Both the show and the reception are free and open to the public. The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is located at 9700 SW 328 Street, 9 miles east of Homestead, Florida.

A former Active Duty photographer in the US Navy, Trainor has spent nearly 30 years developing his skills as a photographer, and this show is nearly two years in the making. Although he shoots with a digital camera, Trainor never manipulates his photos after they are taken. Rather, he plays with focus and exposure to create a unique perspective. He will often nondestructively manipulate the scene to add interest to otherwise mundane objects. Where more traditional photographers might focus on the sun in a sunrise photo, Trainor’s lens is pointing down at the water, camera askew at an odd angle. Mangrove trees against a bright blue sky are photographed through a watery medium for a fish’s view. Even debris washed in along the park’s shoreline becomes beautiful in Trainor’s photos.

“Brian’s photographs offer a very different perspective on the park compared to our previous artists,” said Park Ranger Gary Bremen. “Where many photographers capture the park’s stunning landscapes and wildlife, Brian focuses on small details from unique perspectives. His work definitely engages people in intriguing and often delightful ways.”

All works in the show are available for purchase directly from the artist, and Trainor has donated one photograph to the South Florida National Parks Trust to be sold to the highest bidder in a silent auction at the opening reception on November 20. “Instead of choosing one photo that would appeal to many people, I decided to let the highest bidder choose their favorite and I’ll custom-print it for them,” said Trainor.

Hanging Out in Biscayne National Park is part of the park’s Community Artists program, started in 1997 as an outlet for the works of both established and emerging artists who are inspired by the beauty of Biscayne National Park. The program is made possible by the South Florida National Parks Trust through the generosity of Miami-Dade County’s Cultural Affairs Division, The First National Bank of South Florida and Sedano’s Supermarkets.

For further information on the exhibit, call 305-230-7275, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/bisc or Brian Trainor’s website at www.BrianTrainorPhotography.com. To receive regular updates about Biscayne National Park, follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/BiscayneNPS.

Annette Recommends El Toro Taco Restaurant

This place is so cute and has really good food, prices are very reasonable and the portions are good, and it’s BYOB. I ordered the pinata plate; it came with two quesadilla’s (your choice, I had the spinach and mushrooms), nachos and a cheese sauce. The cheese sauce was amazing, it made the plate, now don’t get me wrong the quesadilla’s and nacho’s where great too. The service is a little slow, so when you go don’t be in a hurry, just go and have a great time and great food. On the weekends I hear they have a mariachis, so I will have to go back, oh darn.


1 S Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030-7071
(305) 245-8182