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March Events

Dr. Seuss’ 107th Birthday Celebration
Where: Miami Children’s Museum
When: Wednesday, March 2 , 2011 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
This special celebration commemorates one of the world’s greatest children’s book storytellers.
Admission:
Free and open to the public!

Grand Opening of Cool De Sac @ Dolphin Mall
Where: Cool De Sac ; Dolphin Mall 11401 NW 12 Street, Space # E610 , Doral, FL 33172
When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 11:00am – 9:00pm
Finally! Dolphin Mall will open on March 5th, 2011!
Join the celebration!
Come opening day and pick up a scratch off ticket. You can win from hundreds of cool prizes! Celebration starts at 11 am.
Scratch off tickets given on to first 500 kids admitted. Every ticket is a winner!

Day Out with Thomas the Train
Where: Gold Coast Railroad Museum : 12450 SW 152nd Street , Miami FL 33177
When: March 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20
A day of family fun! Take a 25 minute train ride with a full size Thomas the Train engine! Enjoy storytelling, live music and much more.

Ticket Prices:
$18.00 for ages 2 & up
Advance ticket purchase is recommend. Purchase tickets here :  www.ticketweb.com/dowt

Carnaval on the Mile
Where: Miracle Mile
When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 10:00am – Midnight & Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 10:00am – 8:00pm
The annual music festival takes place along Miracle Mile in downtown Coral Gables. There is a children’s section with bounce houses, climbing towers, face painting  and much more.
Free admission!

www.carnavalmiami.com

Taste of Pinecrest
Where: Pinecrest Gardens
When: Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 11:00am – 5:00pm
Each year, the Pinecrest Business Association along with local restaurants and businesses sponsor the Taste of Pinecrest at Pinecrest Gardens. All proceeds from the festival benefit the five Pinecrest public schools. The festival features Pinecrest-area restaurants,entertainment for the children, a judged art show, performances by local school groups and a business showcase.

Book Release Party & Concert
Where: The Learning City; 5701 SW 107th Ave, Miami, FL
When: Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 4:30mpm – 6:00pm
Cantaba la Rana / The Frog was Singing Written by Local Latin Grammy Nominee Rita Rosa Ruesgo
Child- Friendly Bilingual Concert performed by author/musician Rita Rosa & Harpist

  • Free Book and CD Drawing (all participants will be eligible)
  • Book Signing
  • Food and drinks will be available

Family Fun Days @ The Little Farm
Where: The Little Farm
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 12th and 13th and Saturday & Sunday, March 26th and 27th @ 9:30am – 12:30pm
Open to the public two weekends most months
9:30 am for approximately 3 hours. Pony Rides, Petting Farm,
Tour of the Butterfly Garden and Farm.
No reservations required. Please Call For Admission Fees
Bring the camera! Don’t be late for the fun!

St.Patrick’s Day Irish Festival
Where: Ponce Circle Park ( 4 blocks south of Coral Way in the center of Ponce de Leon Blvd.)
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ noon until sunset
Spend the day with family and friends, enjoying a taste of Irish culture. Wear your green, and join us for a day filled with merriment as you enjoy Irish music, dance and food, along with the arts.
* Great Irish Food — corn beef and cabbage, authentic Irish soda bread
* Irish Crafts — a variety of crafts for sale by high quality vendors
* Fun For The Kids — clowns, face painting, playground, giant slide, rock climbing and more
* Full Service Bar — whet your whistle with Irish and American beer, spirits, soda and juice.
www.emeraldsocietysfl.com

Spring at the Falls with “The Little Farm” Petting Zoo

Where: The Falls (Center Court) ; 8888 SW 136th Street, Miami, FL 33176
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Falls welcomes families to enjoy an afternoon of outdoor activities to celebrate the coming of spring! Event attendees will have the opportunity to touch, play, interact and learn about goats, sheep, piglets, rabbits, geese, ducks and more, as The Falls hosts a petting zoo provided by The Little Farm. In addition, attendees will also enjoy fun, interactive activities, arts and crafts and more, provided by All About Entertainment.

Free to Kidgits members
The Simon Kidgits Club’s Petting Zoo event is free to members. Families can sign up for the Kidgits Club, during regular mall hours, for a membership fee of $5.  Membership includes a Kidgits Club membership card and T-shirt, scheduled entertainment and activities for families, a Birthday Club (including birthday card and gift redemption certificate), unique programs and offers, discounts and a quarterly newsletter. For more information, visit www.simon.com/kidgits.

Summer Camp & Activities Fair
Where: Pinecrest Gardens
When: Sunday, March 13, 2011 from noon – 4pm
Come find a summer camp for your child. Your kids will have a blast, and you will too!

  • Euro Bungee Bouncing
  • Rocky Mountain Climb
  • Super Slide
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Splash ‘n’ Play
  • Petting Zoo
  • Spider man Appearance
  • Face Painting & Balloon Art
  • Prizes & Giveaways
  • Stage Entertainment & Music

Park Admission:

Adult $3.00

Child Under 18 $2.00

Free Parking!

Ride Bracelet $3.00

THE FIRST 400 PEOPLE WHO SAY THE SECRET WORD AT THE FAMILY MAGAZINE ENTRY TABLE  AT PINECREST GARDENS WILL GET FREE PARK ADMISSION! (not at the box office, they don’t know the secret word) The secret word is BUNGEE

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Where: Miami Children’s Museum
When: Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Join us for games, arts & crafts and more to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Wear GREEN to the museum and receive a special prize!

Target Free Third Friday
Where: Miami Children’s Museum
When: Friday,March 18, 2011 from 3:00pm – 9:00pm
The Miami Children’s Museum and Target invite you to celebrate every month with fun interactive activities and crafts, storytelling and much more! You can also explore hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits which are related to arts, culture, community and communication for FREE!

We are sponsoring a free educational event on March 19. Would you please consider adding this to your list of events in March?

The Brain Fair
Where: Miami Science Museum ; 3280 South Miami Ave, Miami FL
When: Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
The Brain Fair is a free educational event sponsored by the University of Miami . The Brain Fair is designed to teach children and their parents about how the brain and spinal cord works. The children will get to participate in hands-on learning activities such as building a neuron, drawing a brain on a shower cap, and playing memory games. There are also lectures for adults given by University of Miami neuroscientists on topics such as Autism, Sleep Disorders, Brain Injury, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Additional fun activities include face painting of brains and neurons and puppet shows about how the brain works. For more information, please visit www.themiamiproject.org/brainfair

Key Biscayne Art Festival
Where: 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, FL
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20th, 2011 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Hosted annually by The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, the Key Biscayne Art Festival is a pleasant event to attend. Visit Miami’s “Island Paradise” and browse the works of more than 200 artists. Works will include sculptures, paintings, jewelry, photography, ceramics, and more. There is also food for sale.

http://gomiami.about.com

MCM Kids Cooking Club with Cristina
Where: Miami Children’s Museum
When: Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2:30pm
The MCM Kids Cooking Club brings you recipes you can try at home with your kids. Each month is a different recipe. Please check back every month for dates and times.

Deering Seafood Festival
Where: Deering Estate at Cutler
When: Sunday, March 27 from 11:00am – 6:00pm
Towering stilt walkers welcome guests to the family-friendly Deering Seafood Festival, on Sunday, March 27th for a magical, island-style celebration. Set on the biggest backyard on Biscayne Bay kids of all ages can enjoy non-stop live entertainment, colorfully costumed Bahamian Junkanoo musicians, pontoon boat rides, a Lil’ Shrimp Kids Zone and an Artist Village. New this year is the Deering Discovery Cove, a simulated underwater archaeological adventure. The Cove, was created by the Estate’s Education staff, and kids build their own sea-worthy vessels, discover marine life, uncover sunken treasures and learn about bioluminescence and animal adaptation. Top local restaurants feature Florida’s best seafood, (land lover options are available) while celebrity chefs wow the crowds with cooking demos under the big top tent.
Admission tickets include park entrance and entertainment, Adults $15 in advance online/ $20 at the gate; Children ages 4-14, $5

The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located on 444-acres at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. For more information call 305.235.1668 ext. 263 or log on to: www.deeringseafoodfestival.org Proceeds from the event benefit the Deering Estate Foundation

Miami-Dade Parks provides quality and diverse cultural and recreational experiences for persons with disabilities. To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-365-6706.

Future Foodies Club ( For Kids)
Where: Whole Foods Market Pinecrest 11701 South Dixie Highway, Pinecrest, FL 33156
When: Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 11:00am
Future Foodies Club cooking activities at Whole Foods Market Pinecrest introduce kids ages three and up to the world of food in a fun,
creative and educational way. This month, local Chef Adri Garcia teaches the kids how to prepare nutritional breakfasts, without using foods
that are high in calories, sugar, and fat. Class will take place in the café and is limited to 25 participants – registration is required. To register
your child, please go to Customer Service, email the name(s), ages(s), phone number and quantity to tina.pate@wholefoods.com.

FREE! Registration is required. Hurry and sign up !

Dine with Diego!
Where: Miami Metro Zoo
When: Saturday, March 26, 2011
Have an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet with your family and friends and meet Diego!

Members: $29.95 per child age 3-12, (children two and under are free), $27.95 per adult (tax included)
Non-members: $35.95 per child age 3-12 (children two and under are free), $33.95 per adult (tax included)
Includes: Zoo admission, monorail all-day pass, buffet lunch and refreshments in an air-conditioned location, zanny straw (zoo animal themed hard twisty straw) and a meet and greet with Diego! Every paying child will receive a plush and a photo with Diego. Every adult will receive  a large souvenir cup with unlimited refills for the day.

Lunch buffet includes:Fresh sliced deli meat: roasted turkey and ham.
Assorted breads Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and assorted cheese.
Seasonal whole fruit Kettle cooked chips
Carrots and dip
Fresh baked cookies
Fruit punch, lemonade, and water
Check-in: 9:30am – 11:00am at Main Entrance
Lunch at Oasis Grille Lakeside Pavilion: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Diego Meet and Greet: 12:00pm – 12:20pm
Additional gifts (i.e. for children two and under that are admitted free):
Plush: $8.56 each (tax included)
Picture: $5.35 each (tax included)
Zanny Straw: $2.68 each (tax included)

Please contact the Group Sales Department at 305-251-0400, ext. 84941 by Tuesday, March 22 to reserve your seat. Advance reservations are required and space is limited.

Miami-Dade County Fair
Where: The Fair is located in Southwest Miami at Coral Way and 112th Avenue. There are four entrances:

  • Coral Way (SW 24th St) at 112th Ave
  • Coral Way (SW 24th St) at 114th Ave
  • SW 107th Ave at 17th St
  • SW 117th Ave (just north of SW 24th St)

When: Thursday, March 17, 2011 – April 3, 2011
One of the biggest delights for kids in Miami is experienced every March – when the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition, better known as “The Fair,” comes to town. Miami’s fair is one of the largest in the country, attracting nearly 700,000 visitors each year. It has everything you could want at a fair – monster roller coasters, scary haunted houses, kiddie rides, games, cotton candy, elephant ears, and much more.

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