November Events

Reptile Day
Where: Miami Science Mueseum
When: Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 10:00am – 5:00pm
The Miami Science Museum combines two of its most well known events, Snake Day and Lizard Day, to bring you Reptile Day! New this year is our Turtle and Tortoise category. Proud owners show off their pet reptiles and compete for prizes in a competition with categories such as: Best of Show, Most Unusual, People’s Pick and Junior Herpetologist. In addition to the pet reptile competition, guests will also enjoy a sampling of Insect Cuisine freshly prepared by a professional chef. Free admission for TWO with each reptile registered.

For more info on registering your reptile go to

South Miami Art Festival
Where: Sunset Drive (72nd Street), between US-1 and Red Road (57th Avenue) in South Miami.
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 5th-6th from 10:00am – 6:00pm
The South Miami Art Festival presented by Chamber South is a two-day fine arts festival held each year on the first weekend in November.  For many years the show enjoyed being the first event of the festival season in South Florida and remains a local favorite.  Each year more than one hundred and fifty artists and food vendors come from all over the Americas to downtown South Miami.  What began as an opportunity to highlight South Miami’s merchants has become a renowned family event.

Santa’s Enchanted Forest
Where: 7900 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155
When: November 3rd – January 8th 2011
Santa’s Enchanted Forest: The world’s largest Christmas Theme Park and carnival! offers endless excitement and fun. Over 100 Rides, Shows, Games and Attractions for the family to enjoy. With a 92 foot tall Christmas Tree, hundreds of themed displays, pony rides, a petting zoo, over 3,000,000 lights, you are sure to be amazed. Don’t forget to stop by and visit Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas or you can send him a letter through our post office. All rides, shows, attractions and parking are FREE with paid admission.
Admission prices:
Adult (ages 10 and older) $25.69 plus tax & fees*
Senior Citizens (ages 65+) $17.76 plus tax & fees*
Children (ages 3-9) $17.76 plus tax & fees*
Children (ages 2 and under) Free

Gobble If You Can – November’s Big Brushes – Saturday Art Day
When: Saturday, November 12, 2011
Morning Session 10:00am – 12:30pm
Afternoon Session 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Join us for “Gobble If You Can”!! Thanksgiving themed art activities & games!In honor of Thanksgiving ( And all we are grateful for) we will also be making crafts to donate as decorations to the Ronald McDonald House & Catholic Hospice to help brighten up patients rooms. Cost $20 per child

Call Peack Into Art @ (305) 283-2642 to reserve your spot today!

Miami Book Fair International
Where: Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, 401 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Downtown Miami
When: November 13-20, 2011. The Street Fair will be held on November 18-20.
At the Street Fair, book-lovers can browse the booths of hundreds of booksellers and exhibitors. Children can participate in tons great of activities in Children’s Alley, including storytelling, theatre performances, and arts & crafts.

Welcome to a magical world of reading and learning. This year, the Children’s Alley of the Miami Book Fair International proves that anything is possible when children read – from hanging out with Judy Moody and Stink to skipping down the yellow brick road to visit The Wizard of Oz. Kids of all ages will sing, dance, read and create during a weekend of fun that will highlight children’s books and the importance of reading at seven theme areas.

It’s a weekend of fun that never has to end for children – as long as they keep reading.

Miami Book Fair Children’s Events

Miami Book Fair International website

START Together for Preschoolers
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art : Joan Lehman Building / 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, Florida 33161
When: Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 10-11 am
Shel Silverstein The Giving Tree – Paint Your Own Tree
Members Free;  Non-members $10

Pajama Storytime
Where: Barnes & Noble –  Kendall Village West, 12405 N Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33186
When: Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 7:00pm
Please join us for pajama Storytime, hosted by Read 2 Succeed. There will be milk and cookies.

Family Fun Days :Zot Artz Day
Where: History Miami : 101 West Flagler Street , Miami, FL 33130
When: Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
All kids are included in this fun-packed day of activities led by our guests Zot Artz – Arts For All. Learn about our magic city while making giant roll-out posters about Miami and the nature that surrounds us.

Adults $8
Seniors and Students with ID $7
Children (6-12) $5
Children under 6 FREE

Happy Paws Pet Expo
Where: Bergeron Rodeo Grounds : 4271 Davie Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
When: Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Welcome to South Florida’s most diverse and exciting pet lover’s event ever! Happy Paws is a pet-lovers paradise – two-full days of non-stop action and entertainment throughout the day! Pack up the kids and Fido and come on down for a weekend of fun and festivities.

Admission includes complete access to all areas of the Happy Paws Pet Expo, including the live entertainment and exhibitors area. Additional fees apply for the Doggie Fun Zone, pony rides, face painting, hamster ball, balloons characters, vendor products other services etc. The Bergeron Rodeo Grounds food court offers an array of meals, snacks, deserts and beverages for your enjoyment. Come Early and Stay Late!

Where: Fairchild Gardens
When: Friday, November 11th – 13th, 2011 from 9:30am – 4:30pm
Celebrate seven decades of South Florida history at our 71st Annual Ramble!
The Ramble is South Florida’s most loved garden party.  Experience the blend of old and new with art, antiques, rare books, a farmers market, the largest plant sale in South Florida, and much more.

Here is a list of what’s being offered at this year’s Ramble:

  • Plants—With more than 15,000 plants, it is the largest sale of the year in South Florida.
  • Antiques and Collectibles—Fabulous finds for anyone interested in acquiring items of quality, beauty and distinction.
  • Design: Fairchild — Green design and furniture show. More info:
  • Garden & Artist Marketplace— Large selection of garden-related items.  Original paintings, watercolors, photographs, sculptures and ceramics.
  • Old & Rare Books—Thousands of books covering a wide range of subjects including an incredible selection of botanical and art books. Donate books.
  • Delicious Food—Gourmet food trucks, conch fritters, local artisan ice cream and more.
  • Live Music—Enjoy fantastic local and visiting musicians including the unique sights and sounds of the Dutch Waterpoorter Street Organ.
  • Farmer’s Greenmarket—Herb booth, farmers organic produce, fresh baked goods, jams, honey and more.
  • Garden of Chocolate—A world of chocolate from cacao plants to homemade chocolate cookies.
  • Nell’s Tea Garden—Tea service, umbrella tables and ladies in lovely hats serving teas of many flavors.
  • Kid Way—Educational displays, live performances, carnival games, arts and crafts, face painting and more!.
  • Science Trail—Speak to the scientists of Fairchild and learn about what they do. Along the Science Trail on the Mulch Path.

Wimpy Kid Launch Party
Where: The Bookstore in the Grove :3399 Virginia St # 620, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 6:30pm
Come and help us launch the next book in the bestselling series! The newest in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series is: Cabin Fever! We’ll be reading from the book and having some fun give-a-ways!

Family Movie Night
Where: Pinecrest Gardens
When: Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Come one come all to a fabulous time for the entire family including fresh popped popcorn, softdrinks, hot dogs and other delicious snacks.  The featured films will include the latest releases in a safe and magical environment for the younger audience.  Enjoy full theatre amenities…outdoors.  Make it a family tradition on Fridays at Pinecrest Gardens.
$5 General Admission

“Thanksgiving” Tree Week
Where: Miami Childrens Museum
When: Saturday, November 19th – Wednesday, November 23rd 2011 4:30 p.m.
Please join MCM in celebrating Thanksgiving by telling us what you are thankful for. We will have our “Thanksgiving” Tree and leaves in the Cone for guests to write what they are thankful for and place it on the tree. We will also having different Thanksgiving activities at 4:30pm each day before thanksgiving.

Sunday Afternoons of Music – Peter & The Wolf
Where: UM Gusman Hall : 1314 Coral Gables , FL
When: Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 3:00pm
Enjoyed for so many years by children of all ages, the classic story, Peter & the Wolf, comes to life as the cast of characters are portrayed by instruments of the University of Miami Frost Symphony Orchestra (75 members). Musical selections suited for children, including an introduction to the four families of the orchestra, complete a family tradition that should not be missed. Peter’s adventures will be narrated by our celebrity storyteller Martin Bookspan.
Grownups $12.00, Children $10.00
Lap children no charge. Ages 2 and up ticket purchased required.


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