Yes, the Fall season has arrived and we’ve tasted cool weather. With Halloween in the rear view mirror, we move toward Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Repeal Day and the big holiday season.

For those so inclined, early voting is a convenient and efficient process. Kudos to all those that take this constitutional privilege and civic responsibility seriously. In addition to the election of officials, there are numerous state and county amendments to consider. Do your homework and make the commitment.

The coming days are filed with delightful events — something for everyone. Take some time to enjoy the good life in Coral Gables with family and friends. We hope the following ridiculous list of cultural opportunities will inspire and inform.

Robert and Robin Burr

Great Gables - Featured Events

Children’s Film Festival Weekend
The 6th Annual Miami International Children’s Film Festival returns to Gables Art Cinema this weekend with culturally rich, entertaining, and inexpensive family fun, featuring several Florida and Miami premieres.

Friday – Gallery Night, Giralda Under The Stars
Met up with friends to enjoy the monthly Gallery Night and the al fresco Giralda Under The Stars gathering on Restaurant Row. It’s a great opportunity to walk around Coral Gables, take the trolley, share a bite and enjoy the nice weather.

Saturday Morning – Annual Pancake Fundraiser
Enjoy a family favorite — the annual Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser in Founder’s Hall at the First United Methodist Church from 8 to 11am, with sausage or bacon, grits, and coffee or juice, butter, syrup, honey and toppings.

Saturday – Food, Wine & Spirits Festival
Attend the ninth annual Coral Gables Food, Wine and Spirits Festival from 1 to 10pm at the Coral Gables Museum with more than 200 beverage brands and 20 restaurants. Sample food and spirits, along with music, seminars and demonstrations.

Sunday – Miami Pioneers at Gables Museum
The monthly meeting of the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade takes place at the Coral Gables Museum at 2pm with a program by historian Malcolm Lauredo. This is a free event and the public is invited.

Sunday – Greater Miami Symphonic Band at Gusman
Greater Miami Symphonic Band performs its 40th annual live symphonic band concert at 8pm. Lead by Music Director, Robert Longfield, with Guest Conductor, Gary Green, the program features the finest of symphonic band compositions for the enjoyment of the entire family. The program spotlights the superb Clarinet Soloist, Professor Margaret Donaghue, with the performance of Rossini’s “Introduction, Theme, and Variations,” Leonard Burnstein’s “Overture to Candide,” “Band of Brothers,” in honor of Veterans Day, and many more classic compositions.

Thursday – Burgerliscious 2018 at Ponce Circle
Burgerliscious returns to Ponce Circle from 6 to 10pm with more than 20 restaurants competing for this year’s “Best in Bun” and “People’s Choice Awards.”

Plan Ahead – 78th Annual Ramble at Fairchild Gardens
The weekend of November 9-11 is the annual Ramble at Fairchild. A huge plant sale of Fairchild-grown plants and plants from vendors offering edible plants for your own fall garden, ornamentals, orchids, succulents, exotics and more. Now accepting donations of antiques, collectables, vintage items and books.

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