“T”is the season…” We hear that Palmetto Bay’s annual event, “Holiday by the Bay,” will return on December 13 at Ludovici Park, 17641 Old Cutler Road. Sponsors are being sought for the popular yearly event that will feature a “very merry mix of seasonal happenings you won’t want to miss.”
There’ll be food drives and menorah lightings, to a boat parade and other special activities. This event draws lots of residents and guests each year, so businesses or groups interested in event sponsorship should hurry up and call Park Events staff at 305-234- 1234.
Batter up! Howard Palmetto Baseball and Softball winter registration is now in full swing, according to organizers. They tell us that one-time fees are as follows: baseball $219; T-ball $185; and softball $195. That includes a full uniform, practices and games at parks with umpires; league picnic, movie night; and trophies. For info or to register go to: <www.howardpalmetto.com/article.php?i d=443>.
Miami Woodstock, the 3rd Annual Palmetto Bay Food and Rock Festival takes place on Saturday December 6 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the amphitheater in Ludovici Park, 17641 Old Cutler Road. Bands include Mr. Nice Guy, The Kegs, The Livesays and Cutler Stew. According to Florida Rock Stars, the promoters, besides the music there’ll be stone crabs, seafood, BBQ and wings available for sale. Advance tickets are $15. Go to www.miamiwoodstock.com for more info, or call 305-951-3156.
Holiday Movie Night returns to Cutler Ridge Park in Cutler Bay on Friday, December 12, at 7 p.m. The movie is “Elf” starring Will Ferrell and James Caan. Admission is free. Cutler Ridge Park is located at 10100 SW 200 Street and the film will be shown at the elementary school field. “Bring your lawn chairs and blankets,” they tell us, and maybe your sweaters if the weather is cool that night. You can pack some food if you want but Cutler Ridge Elementary will be selling concession food and drinks throughout the night. For additional information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-238-4166.
Photo exhibit. The custom framing shop All Art Pictures Framing, which is located at 15505 Bull Run Road, Miami Lakes, will be celebrating their grand opening and having a special gallery night event showcasing the work of Weston-based photographer Jack Levy on December 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. “This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and a 10 percent discount on framing services will be available during the event.” The Town of Miami Lakes Mayor Wayne Slaton, Vice Mayor Manny Cid and members of the Town Council are among the distinguished guests invited to a special ribbon-cutting ceremony beforehand. For more information, visit www.allartpicframing.com or call 305-362-2159.
Thought of the Day:
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
— Jean de la Fontaine
Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.
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