August Fun Activities

By on August 5, 2013

Tradewinds Park Farm Tours | Saturdays & Sundays

Visit the Tradewinds Educational Farm on the north side of the Park, home to 20 farm animals (cows, sheep, goats, pigs, & chickens). The Farm was developed to reflect the history of farm activities in Broward Co. & to educate the public about native farm animals. Open 9:30am. 2-for-1 Summer Special: $3+tax pp. Park gate fee/$1.50pp. Tradewinds Park, 3600 SW Sample Rd. Coconut Creek 954-357-8870.

FUN-MountainBikeMountain Bike Trails | Daily

The Park’s mountain bike trails (novice & intermediate) are for bicyclists ages 6&up. First-time riders must sign a waiver in the Park office before using the trails. 8am–7pm. $5/daily pass; $25/ annual membership(exp.12/31/13). Park entrance fee/$1.50pp. Child (5&under)/Free. 954-357-5100. Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach.

Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Flight Lessons |  Daily

FUNAirplaneLearn to fly radio-controlled model aircraft in a fun, safe environment by appointment w/instructor David Storer. Students will be taken individually through a goals-oriented program that includes airfield rules, safety, terminology, primary flight, basic aerobatics, & more. Equipment is provided. All ages. By appt. call David Storer 954-816-4410 or the park at 954-357-8868. Fees: $30/hr; $86/3hr. Park fee/$1.50pp. Child (5&under)/Free. Markham Park, 16001 W. State Rd. 84. Sunrise

The Audience | Friday–Sunday, August 2– 4

audience-landscape-posterHelen Mirren continues to sell out the Gables Cinema, so she’s back on the screen for encore presentations, at 1:00 pm each day. Part of our series of current productions from the National Theatre of London, in THE AUDIENCE, Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II. For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life, because it is private. Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables 33134. 786-385-9689.

Blue Jasmine | Friday, August 9–Thursday 29

Blue-JasmineOscar-winning director Woody Allen’s newest film, Blue Jasmine, begins its So Fla First Run Engagement (90min). After making a series of comedies with European settings (including last summer’s Gables Cinema hit, To Rome With Love), Allen returns to the U.S. with his latest. The film stars Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, a jet-setting woman who loses all of her money when her husband, played by Alec Baldwin, turns out to be a crook. Supporting roles, include Peter Sarsgaard, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay. 786-385-9689. Coral Gables Art Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables 33134.

Open House & Free Dance Classes | Saturday, August 10

Miami-City-BalletMiami City Ballet School is hosting a FREE Open House from 10am–4pm featuring free half hour beginning adult (14&over)ballet, modern dance, jazz classes, creative movement classes for children, Pilates mat class, a tour of the dance studios & placement auditions for the upcoming school year. Boys between the ages of 7 to 9 – who possess musicality, focus, and a natural sense of movement– can audition to earn a scholarship to study at Miami City Ballet School. No prior dance training is necessary. Boys or girls 3–6 yrs. can enroll in the School without having to audition at all. Girls 7–13 who have dance training can audition to enter the School. Miami City Ballet School. 2200 Liberty Ave. Miami Beach. For more information on audition guidelines, requirements & fees, call 305-929-7007 or visit:

Family Day on Aragon | Saturday, August 10, 10am–5pm

Family day on AragonParking available in the Museum Parking Garage & metered parking along Aragon Ave.

Three venues:

  • Books & Books: 10am. Storytelling. See A Heart, Share a Heart by Eric Teichin. 265 Aragon Ave Coral Gables.
  • Coral Gables Art Cinema: 11am–12:35 Showing Saturday & Sunday. This month see the epic adventure film, Storm Surfers 3D which follows two best friends on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia. The film is unrated but recommended for ages 10&up. 95 minutes long. Special ticket prices: Persons(12&up)/$7.50, Child (under 12)/$6.50 includes a free popcorn. Tickets online or at box office. Coral Gables Cinema, 260 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables 33134. 786-385-9689.
  • Coral Gables Museum: 2–4pm. Hot summers need cool indoor activities! Enjoy free admission to all exhibits. Create a self-portrait, vote for your favorite photograph, participate in a gallery hunt & play a round of puttputt in our Mini Golf exhibit ($3pp). Cool off with gelato by Peterbrookes Chocolatier ($4pp).

Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables. 33134.

Butterfly Gardening Workshop | Saturday, August 10

Learn how to start your own butterfly garden, identify & attract local butterflies with a free photo guide, & about plants for your garden, available in the Garden Center. Workshop free w/paid adm. Adult;/$24.95, Child(3–11)/$19.95; 2&under/Free. 1pm. 954-977-4434. Butterfly World, Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd. Coconut Creek

Back To School Skate JAM | Tuesday, August 13

Skate-JamBack by popular demand, the Skate JAM has had an overwhelming response from the community. In 2011- 250 skaters, 2012 – 350+ skaters.
The goal for this year is 500 skaters. Everyone can make a difference! So put on your funky high socks & don’t be tardy to the party… Join hundreds of local youth & family members as they unite & skate together to create awareness & speak out about teen suicide. 6–9pm. The Skate JAM will take place at Super Wheels Skating Center. 12265 SW 112 St. Miami. 33186. 305-275-7466

Monster Jam | Friday & Saturday, August 16 & 17

MonsterJam2-(2)This international racing series entertains more than 4 million fans annually, showing off its 3 main elements – the pit party, racing & freestyle! And, don’t miss a Wild Ride of Freestyle Motocross & Quad Wars. Party in the Pits to get up-close shots of the Monster Trucks & meet the drivers! FREE Pit Passes will be available at local participating Advance Auto Parts retail stores starting Monday, July 29 while supplies last. An amazing truck line up: 6 of the best monster trucks in the world including World Champion Grave Digger®, Monster Mutt, MaxD & more! Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 ft. Fri: 7:30pm, Sat: 2 & 7:30pm. Pit party Sat: 11:30am–1pm. Adult/$15, Kids(ages 2–12)/$10. (Add’l at door). BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy. Sunrise. Tickets at Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at, or charge by phone: 800-745-3000. 954-835-7000.

Model Steam Train Rides | Saturday & Sunday, August 17 & 18

FUNModelTrainThe Tradewinds & Atlantic Railroad offers model steam train rides on a half-mile track around a lake. For all ages. Riders 10 & under must be accompanied by adult. Pregnant women are not allowed to ride. 10am-4pm. Weather permitting. Ride: $1/pp. For info: Park: 954-357-8870 or the railroad station: 954-978-1134. Park fee/$1.50pp. Tradewinds Park, 3600 SW Sample Rd. Coconut Creek.


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