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Get ready to “Spring Forward” the clocks on Sunday morning, March 10, followed ten days later by the first day of Spring season. Florida lawmakers recently approved a bill to keep Daylight Saving Time going throughout the year. We might not not need to “Fall Back” on November 4. Stay tuned.

So many delightful events are before us in the coming week. Here’s a few highlights to peruse before having a look at the embarrassing long list of great things to do in our little town.

Robert and Robin Burr

St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Ponce Circle Park
The South Florida Irish Community invites everyone to join a traditional Celtic celebration at the 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival this Saturday from high noon till 6pm at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park, 2800 Ponce. https://gablesguide.com/event/st-patricks-day-festival/

Fairchild Orchid Festival Weekend
OrchidJourney through a world of orchids at the 16th Annual International Orchid Festival at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, where more than 10,000 orchid plants will grace the Garden during the three-day festival, from 9;30am to 4:30pm. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. Call 305-667-1651. http://www.fairchildgarden.org

Once – Tony Award Winning Best Musical
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle TheatreOnce tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician and the beautiful young woman who takes an interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights. Actors’ Playhouse presents performances on Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm, plus Sunday at 3pm. Call 305-444-9293. http://www.actorsplayhouse.org

Friday’s Jazz at Plaza Aragon
JazzA new tradition in Coral Gables. Live Jazz on the plaza in front of Fritz and Franz Bierhaus every Friday evening from 6 to 10pm. https://gablesguide.com/event/fridays-jazz-at-plaza-aragon/2018-03-09/

Oscar Week at Gables Cinema
Coral Gables Art CinemaHere’s a rare opportunity to catch up on many of the year’s very best films as Gables Cinema presents Oscar Week, featuring seven top award-winning movies playing for one week. A Fantastic Woman, Phantom Thread, The Shape of Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Lady Bird, Darkest Hour and Call Me By Your Name. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689 or visit the web site for details. http://www.gablescinema.org

Saturday Is Family Day On Aragon
Family Day on Aragon AvenueFamily Day on Aragon takes place every second Saturday of the month at the Coral Gables Museum, Books & Books, Coral Gables Art Cinema and the Miracle Theatre. Bring the whole family to enjoy rich cultural programs, fun and games, and enrichment, starting at 10am. https://gablesguide.com/event/family-day-aragon-2018-03-10/

Kids Fest Family Day at Miracle Theatre
Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents an entire day of theatre fun for the whole family at Kids Fest Family Day 2018, with two performances of the Musical Theatre for Young Audiences production of Beauty & the Beast at 11am and 3pm. https://gablesguide.com/event/kids-fest-family-day-at-miracle-theatre/

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