Pleasant temperatures remain, with cool evenings that entice a walk along Miracle Mile, or Giralda Plaza, where people love to meet up with family and friends for good times in Coral Gables.

Don’t forget to Spring Forward on Sunday, March 10 at 2am — set your clocks ahead late Saturday night or early Sunday morning to Daylight Saving Time.

We hope the following list of Great Gables Events will offer some delightful ideas and opportunities to enjoy our little city in the coming days.

Robert and Robin Burr

Orchid Festival at Fairchild March 8-10
Make plans to attend the 17th annual Orchid Festival weekend at Fairchild Garden, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 4:30pm where more than 10,000 orchid plants will grace the Garden during the three-day festival, plus lectures, food vendors and much more.

Saturday – St. Patrick’s Day At Ponce Circle
The South Florida Emerald Society’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival returns to Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park on Saturday, March 9th, from noon to 6pm with music, food, drinks and all kinds of family fun activities.

Saturday – 80th Birthday for Historic Police and Fire Station
The Museum is the site of Coral Gables’ Old Police and Fire station, now turning 80 years old. Come celebrate this milestone for this historic building with the Coral Gables Police and Fire Department from 2 to 5pm. All day long, kids can explore first-response vehicles and the whole family can participate in themed crafts, enjoy interactive activities and more. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067.

Tuesday – Taylor Jenkins Reid – Daisy Jones And The Six
A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. The novel is now in production as a tv series. Meet the author at Books & Books, 265 Aragon at 8pm. Call 305-442-4408.

Making House Calls: The First Pediatric Clinic in Coral Gables
This new exhibition at Gables Museum tells the story of “Physicians to Children,” the first pediatric clinic in Coral Gables founded by Dr. Warren Quillian in 1926. Through a series of documents, photographs and objects among which are original pills, surgical tools and microscopes, the public will be able to trace not only the history of this important lineage of local doctors, but also learn about the history of medical equipment. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067.

Caribbee Club: I heART Miami
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and the Coral Gables Museum will celebrate it with the exhibition I heART Miami that gathers the work of artists with developmental disabilities. This is an art collaboration project between Adult Day Training Centers in our community. The Coral Gables Museum is located at 285 Aragon. Call 305-603-8067.

Plan Ahead: March 15 to 17 St. Patrick’s Day at JohnMartin’s
Shake your shamrock next St. Patrick’s Weekend at JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant’s 29th annual Celtic celebration on Sunday, March 17. The iconic Coral Gables pub will be hosting a variety of Irish-themed St. Patrick’s Day activities for everyone to enjoy from noon to 2am.

Recycling Update: No cardboard in trash piles
You’re required to flatten your cardboard boxes and place them inside or next to your recycling container for pick up. Residents can no longer place cardboard boxes on any trash piles on the swales. The city will recycle cardboard from now on.

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