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Greetings ,

Tuesday, October 4 is the Hindu holiday Dussehra.


Wednesday, October 5 is the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.


Thursday, October 6 is German American Day.


Monday, October 10 is Columbus Day, with special church services, parades and large gatherings and celebrations in the Italian-American community. It's also celebrated as Native American Day, an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the traditions, culture, and background of Native Americans.

As always, make plans to enjoy the great outdoors in our little city. Walk down Miracle Mile, experience the live theatre and the best movies, browse the book stores, look into the art galleries and meet up with friends at the restaurants. Visit the parks and public spaces to appreciate the bounties of nature. 

Enjoy the best of Coral Gables in the coming days.

Robert and Robin Burr

please enjoy this image that reminds us of the beauty and serenity of our majestic city

Coral Gables Riviera Waterway Homes

Coral Gables Riviera Waterway Home

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Coral Gables scenic photo illustrations © Robin and Robert Burr.

Mike's Weather Page - Tropical Storm Updates

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Tropical Storm Resources

With hurricanes on the horizon, visit Mike's Weather Page for a large variety of stormy weather resources and tropical weather updates.

Calendar Girls

Friday, September 30 at 8pm

Calendar Girls

Attend the reception with food and drinks and a Calendar Girls live performance. Calendar Girls is a coming-of-golden-age film about the second teenage era: the retirement phase. Following senior volunteer dancers in Southwest Florida, who are determined to prove that age is just a number, The Calendar Girls give it all they've got. And they have a lot to give -- impressive makeup; handmade costumes; elaborate dance routines; and, most notably, their unparalleled enthusiasm and sparkling personalities.

Pay What You Can at Gables Cinema

12th Anniversary Special

Pay What You Can at Gables Cinema

Coral Gables Art Cinema will expand its mission-based offering of a “pay what you can” ticket price to include first-run feature films during the month of October, coinciding with the cinema’s 12th anniversary of serving the community. This initiative builds on the organization’s mission to inspire, engage, and enhance its community by making its offerings accessible to everyone regardless of income. Coral Gables Art Cinema is located at 260 Aragon. Call 786-385-9689.

South Florida Writers Association Monthly Meeting

Saturday, October 1 at 10:30am

South Florida Writers Association 

Meet up with fellow writing enthusiasts at the Pinecrest Branch Library on the first Saturday of each month with the South Florida Writers Association. Fellow wordsmiths and bookworms from across South Florida enjoy special guest presentations, along with original readings from talented members. Bring a notebook and pen to take notes and get inspiration for your next masterpiece. Author Seth Bramson will give a presentation on The Lost Restaurants of Greater Miami. Space is limited. Ages 18 years and up. The library is at 5835 Southwest 111th Street.

Historic Doc Thomas House Tours

First Saturday Of The Month

Historic Doc Thomas House Tours

Tours of the Tropical Audubon's Doc Thomas property are offered every first Saturday of October through May at 1 and 3pm at 5530 Sunset Drive. Visit this charming 1932 cottage, which has recently undergone structural repair and restoration, for a captivating, one hour guided tour led by a Tropical Audubon docent. Learn about TAS patron and area pioneer Arden Hayes “Doc” Thomas and Robert Fitch Smith, the architect commissioned to design the charming Florida vernacular home. Learn about the home's distinctive wood-and-limestone construction and explore the Tropical Audubon Society's near-native Steinberg Nature Center campus. RSVP for tours online.

Lowe Art Museum - Beyond the Sounds of Silence

Saturday, October 1 at 1pm

Beyond the Sounds of Silence

The Lowe Art Museum presents Beyond the Sounds of Silence -- a program featuring Latin American Artists Connecting Art, Sound and Society Closing Event featuring live Performances by sound artists Gustavo Matamoros and Richard Garet. Presentations by exhibition artists Muu Blanco and Yucef Merhi. Get details and RSVP online.

Genealogical Society of Greater Miami

Saturday, October 1 at 2:30pm

Genealogical Society of Greater Miami

Join in-person at the Pinecrest Library or on Zoom for a Networking Event and Open House of the genealogical society. Learn how genealogists help each other in searching for family, finding new resources, and breaking brick walls. Member meeting begins at 2:30pm, followed by the open house and networking event at 3pm. Please RSVP online.

Get Out - direct by Jordan Peele

Saturday, October 1 at 10pm

Get Out

Jordan Peele made history with his directorial horror debut Get Out. Not only is Peele the first writer-director of color to cross the $100 million mark with his debut feature, he is the first Black person to win for Best Original Screenplay. Get Out is a sharp, smart deconstruction of race relations in contemporary America that’s as much horror as it is comedy. Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, nominated for Best Actor for his role) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating. When she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with mom and dad (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford), Chris becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

100 Voices: Yesteryear Stories of Coral Gables

Sunday, October 2 at 4:30pm

A George of All Trades: The Merricks and the Miami Postal Service

As Coral Gables approaches its 2025 centennial, the Merrick House brings you 100 Voices: Yesteryear Stories of Coral Gables. This series of informal gatherings highlights the people, places and plots of the City Beautiful's first century through stories shared by locals who have lived it. This was the boyhood home of George E. Merrick, founder of the City of Coral Gables, founder of the University of Miami, and Postmaster of Miami from late 1940 until his death in 1942. Long-serving Merrick House docent Juan Riera, an avid postcard and stamp collector, shares engaging anecdotes about the early days of the post office for which both George and Charles Merrick worked. Get details online and purchase $5 tickets.

Moving Large Specimen Palms in South Florida

Monday, October 3 at 7pm

Moving Large Specimen Palms in South Florida

Noted expert Jody Haynes offers a presentation on Moving Large Specimen Palms in South Florida at the monthly meeting of the South Florida Palm Society at Fairchild Garden in the Corbin Building at 10901 Old Cutler Road. The addition of just a single specimen palm can help transform a bland landscape into a showplace, but not every palm species takes kindly to being moved; the simple yank-and-replant technique just doesn’t work. For more than 12 years, Jody has been employed as Business Development and Estimating Manager of Signature Trees & Palms. His photos and commentary will demonstrate how the pros do it.

Ryan Chapman Jazz Orchestra - Jazz Mondays

Monday, October 3 at 8pm

Ryan Chapman Jazz Orchestra - Jazz Mondays

Every Monday, the Miami Jazz Coop presents great musicians representing a wide range of jazz with cabaret style seating to ensure an intimate jazz experience at the UU Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76 Avenue (Ira Sullivan Way). Lisanne Lyons joins the Ryan Chapman Jazz Orchestra starting at 8pm. Get details and tickets online.

Museum Cocktail Conversation and Silent Auction

Wednesday, October 5 from 6 to 10pm

Museum Cocktail Conversation and Silent Auction

Mayor Vince Lago is the guest speaker in this cocktail conversation and silent auction event at the Coral Gables Museum: How to Start Your Own Collection, presented by the Coral Gables Museum Young Associates. Art Collector Mayor Vince Lago speaks about his vast experience building an art collection. Accompanying his presentation, there will be a contemporary art auction of small and medium-format artworks at affordable prices by local artists of diverse origins in different mediums and techniques, ranging between $500 and $5,000. Silent auction begins at 6pm; speaker at 7pm, followed by networking and cocktails. Get details and purchase $60 tickets online.

Redland International Orchid Festival

October 7, 8, 9

Redland Orchid Festival at Fruit & Spice Park

Since 1997, the Redland International Orchid Festival has presented a plethora of local and international orchid growers, along with educational programs, during this three day event at the Fruit & Spice Park, a unique botanical treasure. Meet the growers from near and far. Attend lectures to learn how to grow your orchids or control insects. Purchase your favorite flowers to take home and enjoy for years to come. Tickets are available online, or pay at the entrance.

Expect King Tide Flooding

October 6-12

Expect King Tide Flooding

A King Tide is a higher-than-normal tide that typically lasts about three hours. King Tides occur annually and predictably; in September through November in Miami, causing occasional sunny day floods in low-lying coastal areas. For details on flood-prone areas, see the NOAA Sea Level Rise Viewer and Miami-Dade County Flood Map

Familia Kitchen Cookbook Launch Party

Friday, October 7 at 6:30pm

Familia Kitchen Cookbook Launch Party

Enjoy a night of food and family at Book & Books as Familia Kitchen gathers, preserves and celebrates families' favorite recipes, with how to tips, and cooking techniques brought by Latinos to the U.S. from 20 Latin American and Caribbean Spanish-speaking homelands. Taste the dishes, meet the book’s homecooks and hear heart-warming food stories from The Dominical Republic, Cuba, Argentina, Colombia, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Venezuela, in addition to Mexico, Puerto Rico. Meet Familia Kitchen Co-Founders Kim Caviness and Lisa Hunt Stevens and have your copy of the Familia Kitchen Cookbook signed. Get details and RSVP online.

First Annual Bacon and BBQ at Fairchild Gardens

Saturday, October 8

First Annual Bacon and BBQ at Fairchild Gardens

Enjoy savory tastings, sip flights of bourbon and take in some live music as Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens presents the first annual First Annual Bacon and BBQ family event featuring Live Band & DJ,  Bourbon Tastings, Beer Tastings, Bacon and BBQ Tastings, Lawn Games and lots of special activities for the kids. Those who dare can join the eating contest. Get details and purchase tickets online.

Miami Pioneer Gaston Drake

Saturday, October 8 at 2pm

Miami Pioneer Gaston Drake

The Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade historical society invites one and all to attend a monthly meeting on Saturday, October 8 at the Pinecrest Branch Library at 2pm to hear guest speaker Daniel Patrick O’Connell give a presentation on an influential pioneer of South Florida — Gaston Drake. His Drake Produce company shipped fresh fruits and vegetables north. He raised money from his Princeton classmates and created Drake Lumber, based in Princeton —- the town in South Dade he named after his alma mater. Drake Lumber was a major supplier of timber for Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Extension to Key West and John Collins’ wooden bridge that connected Miami Beach with Miami. Daniel Patrick O’Connell is President of the Princeton Club of South Florida. The event takes place at the Pinecrest Library and also online via Zoom. Please RSVP online. Get details online.

Pumpkin Day at Ponce Circle Park

Saturday, October 15 from 2 to 6pm

Pumpkin Day at Ponce Circle Park

Celebrate fall in the City Beautiful when hundreds of pumpkins in all sizes take over Ponce Circle Park at 2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Enjoy live music, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a mini harvest market, food and beverages for purchase, and picture-perfect fall portrait areas. For details, contact

The Road to Rio, A Gala from Ipanema

Friday, October 21 at 7:30pm

The Road to Rio, A Gala from Ipanema

The Coral Gables Community Foundation event chairs Sissy DeMaria-Koehne and Lauren Harrison Brown present The Road to Rio, A Gala from Ipanema -- a celebration of all things Brazilian and Carnaval at the Biltmore Hotel. Patrons of The Road to Rio will enjoy a dazzling gastronomic experience, live music and special performances, as well as have the opportunity to bid on silent and live auctions featuring travel experiences and luxury goods and services, with all proceeds benefitting the important mission of the Foundation. Get details and purchase tickets online.

Chili Chillin' Cook-Off

Sunday, October 30 from 1 to 5pm

Chili Chillin' Cook-Off

Rotary Club of Coral Gables presents the Fifth Annual Chili Cook-off at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park, with more chili contestants than ever, plus refreshing craft beers from Bay 13 Brewery, and great live music by Funk Pedal. Admission is free.

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

Sunday, Nov 13 - Miami Rum Festival

Rum Renaissance Tasting Event

Save the dates for the upcoming Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in Coral Gables on the weekend of November 12-13, 2022. Saturday begins with a series of seminars -- Cane To Glass -- featuring a complete review of the production process from cane culture and fermentation to distillation, wood management and blending. Sunday is the grand tasting event with more than 150 rums from around the world, plus a collection of vintage, limited edition and rare rums to taste. Get tickets online in advance before they sell out.

Bluegrass and BBQ at Anderson's Corner

Saturday, November 12 from 4 to 7pm

Bluegrass and BBQ at Anderson's Corner

Dade Heritage Trust celebrates 50 years of preservation at the historic Anderson’s Corner -- perhaps the oldest building still standing from the pioneer era of the Redland countryside. Check in on the new restoration with a fun afternoon in South Dade. Enjoy great BlueGrass Music from the Rambling String Band and tasty BBQ from Smoke and Spice. RSVP and get $75 tickets online.

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South Tip Hemp products
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