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Great Gables Events – weekend of September 21

Greetings,

Goodbye Summer. On Saturday with the September Equinox, we turn the page toward the Fall Season. Days and Nights are the same length.

It’s also a signal that the cultural calendar is waxing towards the high season.

Robert and Robin Burr


Saturday — Free Admission to Fairchild Garden on Museum Day
Co-hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, celebrate Museum Day at Fairchild Garden with free admission all day to anyone presenting a museum day ticket. Fairchild has numerous Garden Collections and Exhibits at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/fairchild-tropical-botanic-garden/

Saturday – Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas, called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America,” tackles one of the defining issues of our time in Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen — an explosive and deeply personal call to arms. Meet the author at Coral Gables Congregational Church, 3010 De Soto Blvd. Saturday at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

Monday – Wine Appreciation Class
Over six Monday evenings, students sample 24 different wines and learn everything about the magic grape — from terroir and varietal, to taste and history. The class ends with a final dinner by Chef Allen Susser that is paired to the wines the class has enjoyed the most. The cost is $135 per person. Books & Books is located at 265 Aragon. Call 305-442-4408. http://www.booksandbooks.com

Tuesday – David Lawrence Jr. – A Dedicated Life
Carefully selected by Mitchell Kaplan for the Books & Books imprint, this inspirational memoir A Dedicated Life comes at a time when people need to be reminded about the importance of serving others and the importance of the role of journalists as truth tellers and bastions of our democracy. Enjoy the program at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd at 7:30pm. http://www.booksandbooks.com

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Great Gables Events – weekend of April 20

Greetings,

It’s Earth Day Weekend in Coral Gables and the Sustainability Advisory Board is lading the celebration with a series of events highlighting the importance of natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. So, get ready to practice advanced recycling, see a documentary that furthers your knowledge of earth-friendly issues and take the family out to enjoy the great outdoors.

The weather is pleasant, so consider the following long list of Great Gables Events when planning your outings in the coming months.

By the way, if heading out to the countryside on the weekends is your idea of a good time, check out our list of delightful events on the Redland View web site. http://www.redlandview.com/Events/

Robert and Robin Burr


Half Price Daily Lunch Specials at JohnMartin’s
JohnMartin's Irish Pub and RestaurantEnjoy half off on select lunch specials at John Martin’s Pub before 3pm. On Tuesday, it’s Shepard’s Pie. Wednesday, the burgers. On Thursday, choose Bangers and Mash. Friday — what else? — Fish and Chips. JohnMartin’s Irish Pub and Restaurant at 253 Miracle Mile serves all your gastro-pub favorites with a fine selection of beer and wine, plus cocktails and a full bar. Call 305-445-3777. http://www.johnmartins.com

Prohibition of Plastic Bags
recyclingAfter conducting a yearlong campaign to educate stores and restaurants about the city’s prohibition on single-use plastic bags, Coral Gables Code Enforcement will begin to issue citations starting on May 10 to those businesses that don’t comply with this ordinance. http://coralgables.com/index.aspx?page=1346

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday
recyclingThe City of Coral Gables encourages you to recycle your old electronics and large cardboard boxes, dispose of your household hazardous waste and shred your sensitive documents at a special event at City Hall parking lot from 9am to noon. http://www.gablesguide.com/event/household-hazardous-waste-collection/

Pioneer Day Celebrates History of Early Pioneer Families
Pinewood CemeteryOnce a year, the community gathers to honor the earliest settlers of the Larkin Sunset Drive area with a special event at the Pinewood Cemetery, located on Erwin Road just south of Sunset Drive, starting at 10am. http://www.gablesguide.com/event/pioneer-day-celebrates-history-of-early-pioneer-families/

Kids: Disney’s 101 Dalmatians at Youth Center
kidsFirst released in 1961, Disney’s 101 Dalamatians is a timeless classic. This British-American animated adventure comedy-drama was based on the novel by Dodie Smith. Bring the kids to the Youth Center Saturday at 3 or 7pm. http://www.gablesguide.com/event/kids-disneys-101-dalmatians-at-youth-center/2018-04-21/

Plan Ahead: Apr 28 – Villagers Historic Hunt Road Rallye
The Villagers Historical Preservation AssociationRoad Trip Through Redland history is the theme for the 2018 Villagers’ Annual Historic Hunt and Road Rally on April 28, starting at 2pm at the Women’s Club of Homestead, 17905 SW 292 Street. http://www.gablesguide.com/event/villagers-historic-hunt-road-rally/

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Great Gables Events – weekend of April 13

Greetings,

Once again, we are awash in delightful events in our little city. Let the following list of Great Gables Events be your life buoy against the high tide of fabulous cultural immersion in the coming days.

We don’t want you to miss a thing. Have a look at the list and set aside some quality time in your busy life for family and friends.

Robert and Robin Burr


Miracle Mile is Back To Beautiful
Coral Gables Miracle MileCelebrate the re-design of the fabulous new Miracle Mile, now a modern pedestrian wonderland with outstanding modern amenities, wide sidewalks, generous lighting and artistic details, on Saturday starting at 5:30pm for the ribbon cutting at the SE corner of Miracle Mile and Le Jeune Road. http://www.gablesguide.com/event/miracle-mile-back-to-beautiful/

Fairchild Spring Garden Festival
Fairchild Spring Garden FestivalCelebrate the Spring season with local foods and the gorgeous gardens they grow in at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden this weekend. Learn tips to keep your garden thriving during the summer months, pick up a trick from local chefs, enjoy locally crafted beer, and spirits, much more. http://www.gablesguide.com/event/fairchild-spring-garden-festival/2018-04-14/

Gloria at Gables Stage
GableStage TheatreThis 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Finalist takes place in the offices of a notorious Manhattan magazine. A group of ruthless editorial assistants vie for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they’re thirty. This sharp-witted play brilliantly questions the dark side of artistic ambition, modern workplace trauma and the striking commonality of exploitation as a commercial enterprise in popular culture. GableStage is located at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Call 305-445-1119. http://www.gablestage.org

The Pirates of Penzance at Ring Theatre
Ring TheatrePrepare to set sail off the coast of Cornwall with the swashbuckling Pirates of Penzance at University of MIami’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Frederic has earned his dues as the pirates’ apprentice waiting to be promoted to full pirate-dom on his 21st birthday, but upon discovery that he is a leap year baby born on February 29th, it seems he may never get the chance. One of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous works, gets a fresh interpretation on the Ring stage. Call 305-284-3355. http://www.as.miami.edu/ringtheatre/current-season/

101 Dalmatians at Youth Center
CinemaFirst released in 1961, Disney’s Classic 101 Dalamatians is a timeless classic that’s appropriate for young children. This British-American animated adventure comedy-drama was based on the novel by Dodie Smith. Brought to you by Miami Children’s Theater, the film is one hour long. http://www.gablesguide.com/event/kids-disneys-101-dalmatians-at-youth-center/2018-04-13/

Isle of Dogs at Gables Cinema
Coral Gables Art CinemaIsle of Dogs (I love dogs?) tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, the 12-year-old ward of corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When an executive decree exiles all the canine pets of Megasaki City to a vast garbage-dump, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies to Trash Island in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. http://www.gablescinema.org

Earth Day Themes at Gables Cinema
Coral Gables Art CinemaLandfill Harmonic and Racing Extinction are two wonderful films coming to Gables Cinema during Earth Week in Coral Gables dealing with the themes of landfills and species extinctions. Check out the listings below for details. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. http://www.gablescinema.org

Seraphic Fire presents Arvo Pärt: Passio
Serafic FireEnjoy the award-winning musical magic of Seraphic Fire conducted by Patrick Dupré Quigley presented Friday at First United Methodist Church at 7:30pm. Pärt’s minimalist masterwork has been named one of the ten best classical music pieces for Easter. http://www.gablesguide.com/event/seraphic-fire-arvo-part-passio/

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