The annual Kentucky Derby comes around on Saturday, May 1.
Wednesday, May 5 is Cinco de Mayo, a day to celebrate the culture, achievements and experiences of Mexican culture in the USA. May 5 is also the National Day of Prayer and National Nurses Day.
Sunday, May 9 will be Mothers Day.
Make plans to enjoy the great outdoors in our little city. Walk down Miracle Mile, visit the parks. Stay safe, and enjoy the best of Coral Gables in the coming days.
Robert and Robin Burr
Saturday, May 1 at 8pm
Orchestra Miami at the Coral Gables Womans Club
Discover Miami Through Music with Orchestra Miami at the Coral Gables Woman's Club, both in person or via livestream. Celebrate the achievements of incredible female composers: Amy Marcy Beach, American pianist and composer—Romance for Violin & Piano, Op. 23; Louise Farrenc, French pianist and composer—Piano Quintet N. 2 in E Major, Op. 31; Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Coral Gables native and first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize—Quintet; and Jessica Meyer, contemporary composer, violist and educator—Slow Burn (arranged for string quintet). $30 General Admission at the club, $10 fee for live streaming. https://www.orchestramiami.org/discovermiamicgwc
please enjoy this image that reminds us of the beauty and serenity of our majestic city
Thursday, April 29 from noon to 1pm
Flower Arranging 101
Looking for a creative way to add some color to your home? Join your Miami-Dade Public Library system online to create a beautiful flower arrangement to brighten up any room by customizing store-bought bouquets. Space is limited. Ages 10 years and up. Materials needed: 2 or 3 supermarket flower bouquets or herbs, ferns or greenery from your yard (optional), several small glasses or vases, and scissors. Ages 10 years and up. Register online. https://mdpls.org/event/5051297
Sunday, May 2 at 4pm
Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Bruce D. Perry and Rob Lowe
This book is going to change the way you see your life. What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing. Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain development and trauma expert, Dr. Bruce Perry, are joined by actor Rob Lowe to discuss the impact of trauma and adversity and how healing must begin with a shift to asking, "what happened to you?" rather than "what's wrong with you?". The authors will be in conversation with actor, producer, and director Rob Lowe. He is also the host of the podcast Literally! with Rob Lowe. Purchase a ticket online at EventBrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-oprah-winfrey-rob-lowe-bruce-d-perry-tickets-150973825777
Monday, May 3 at 7:30pm
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Join the online conversation with Senator Amy Klobuchar about her new book -- Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age. Here is an important, urgently needed book from the much-admired senior senator from Minnesota, and former candidate for president of the United States -- a fascinating exploration of antitrust in America and the way forward to protect all Americans from the dangers of curtailed competition, and from vast information gathering, through monopolies. The senator is joined by president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Alberto Ibargüen. Free event. Register in advance. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/klobuchar_amy/register
Now Available Online
Seraphic Saturday Podcast Episode 11
The 11th episode of the Seraphic Saturday Podcast is available now on Spotify, Apple, Google, and the Seraphic Fire Blog. This episode features a deep dive interview with host Patrick Dupre Quigley, and founding member Alvaro Bermudez. Seraphic Fire will be premiering Alvaro's newly commissioned "Danzas del Silencio" this May, sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Listen along as Patrick and Alvaro recount his history with the ensemble and why this new piece is particularly special to him. https://www.seraphicfire.org/seraphic-saturday-podcast-episode-11/
Celebration Of Life
GableStage - Remembering Joe Adler
In his two decades at GableStage, Joe built a legacy of daring excellence and made this theater a model for bold and exciting works. Bari Newport, the new producing artistic director of GableStage, looks forward to not only continuing that legacy, but building on it. Email your remembrances of Joe to: firstname.lastname@example.org to include as many responses as possible on the Facebook page. In the coming weeks Bari will announce the new season and exciting plans for the future of GableStage. GableStage is located at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave. Call 305-445-1119. http://www.gablestage.org
Supporting Earth Month
Coral Gables' Pollinator Sites
We all know that our birds, bats, bees, and butterflies, and other small insects and animals are responsible for sustaining our native ecosystems and natural resources by aiding plants to reproduce. The Landscape Services Division of Public Works has implemented pollinator areas in a variety of sites such as parks, roadside plantings, and at historical sites in an effort to support a heathy biosystem. For maps and information on the local pollinator sites, visit https://www.coralgables.com/pollinators
Miami-Dade 2021 Solar Co-op
Take control of your energy production -- with solar on the rooftop and money in your pocket. This award-winning non-profit organization makes all the difference. Solar United Neighbors offers co-operative free services to homeowners with expert advice. Co-op members work as a team to get the best equipment for the lowest prices from top-rated vendors, with support throughout every step of the process. There is no obligation and no cost for Solar United Neighbors services. Share the news with friends and family and start making a difference in your life, and in your community, with your own resilient, reliable, clean energy. https://coops.solarunitedneighbors.org/coops/miami-dade-2021-solar-co-op/
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