Summer is here, with a delightful array of cultural opportunities to enjoy in our little city. Here are some highlights from the upcoming Great Gables Events listings. As always, click on the calendar link to see the complete list.

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Gables Restaurant Week Continues
Downtown Coral Gables is celebrating the 10th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week through June 25th with exciting new restaurants and unique events. When you visit your favorite Gables eateries or venture out to discover exciting new venues, make sure to ask for the Coral Gables Restaurant Week prix fixe menu.

Free Rides in Downtown Coral Gables
Free RideBeginning on Wednesday, June 21, you can get a quick drive around Downtown Coral Gables thanks to a new partnership between the City of Coral Gables and Freebee, a green transportation service that will offer free door-to-door rides around your favorite destinations. It’s a fun and convenient way to get around the Streetscape construction and get Downtown customers to where they need to go. Friendly drivers in sleek electric vehicles will be on the street from 11am to 11pm seven days a week. All you need to do is request this service on your smartphone through the Ride Freebee app following these easy steps: a) Request a Ride, b) Select your Destination, c) Confirm your Pickup, and d) Enjoy the Ride.

My Cousin Rachel at Gables Cinema
CinemaSteeped in Daphne du Maurier’s enveloping atmosphere of desire and suspicion, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of Philip (Sam Claflin, Their Finest), a naive young bachelor struggling to determine if his deceased guardian’s charming widow Rachel (Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz) is either the woman of his dreams… or a cold-blooded killer and inheritance-chasing gold-digger. But when Rachel arrives to visit the estate of her late husband, Philip meets a woman who seems nothing like the black-hearted poisoner of his guardian’s deathbed ravings. His feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling helplessly and obsessively in love with her. Adapting one of the most popular novels by the author of Rebecca, The Birds and Don’t Look Now, director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Le Week-End) embraces the book’s thrilling ambiguity, a spell du Maurier never breaks. The search for the truth torments Philip — as well as the viewer — and haunts the film’s final moments. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details.

Swim Lessons for kids and adults at Venetian Pool
swimmingThe venerable Venetian Aquatic Club volunteers at Coral Gables Venetian Pool offer American Red Cross Swimming Lessons all summer long for kids and adults. The Venetian Aquatic Club was formed in 1959 by a group of women who were concerned with the safety of area residents. Volunteers are teaching American Red Cross certified swimming lessons for children Monday through Friday during two-week sessions, from introductory to advanced levels, from June through August of this year. Classes begin at 8:30am, 9:10am or 9:50am. Classes are also being offered for adults on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Call 305-460-5306.

Summer Camps in the Gables
Summer CampKeep the kids engaged and busy with a variety of summer camp options in the Gables. The City of Coral Gables Parks and Recreation Summer Camps are now open and available for children ages four and above. Choose from a list of fun and exciting summer camps such as Volleyball, Junior Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Junior Lifeguard summer camps and more. Stop by the Youth Center office, 405 University Drive, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 8pm and on Saturdays from 8am to noon to register your child.

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The Great Gables Events Calendar

Click on the calendar or use this link to see the complete listing of all Great Gables Events in the coming days.