Music lovers, take note. Eduardo Marturet is celebrating his 10th season leading the Miami Symphony with one of Schubert’s most beloved orchestral works, his “Unfinished” Symphony. MISO’s Composer-in-Residence Tulio Cremisini premieres his latest composition “Echoes,” while the passionate intensity of Brahms’ Fourth signals the captivating grand opening to MISO’s 27th season. Takes place Sunday, October 04, at 6:00 p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County – Knight Concert Hall. Call 305-275-5666 or visit www.themiso.org/ for info.
Cultural Arts Center programming. We hear from Steve Zarzecki of the Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay that the next meeting takes place on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cornerstone Church (formerly the Cutler Ridge United Methodist Church), 20740 Old Cutler Road. Admission is free. Coffee and donuts will be served. The guest speaker for the meeting will be Eric Fliss, Managing Director of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. He will make a presentation about the program offerings at the Center, with a video presentation of the facility and programs, and brochures and flyers, too.
For information, call Steve Zarzecki at 305-255-4351.
Spooky! Can you believe this year has gone by so fast and Halloween is just around the corner? If you’re planning on making traditional jack-o-lanterns you’ll want to visit The Pumpkin Patch at 20360 Old Cutler Road in Cutler Bay.
Drivers, take note! The Caribbean Boulevard Roadway Improvements Project is currently underway and will be through March of next year. It affects Caribbean Boulevard from Anchor Road to Coral Sea Road. Detours are marked.
Tired of high electric bills? You may want to drive north to take in the Third Annual Go SOLAR and Renewable Energy Fest, taking place October 9-10, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, in Fort Lauderdale.
DARE to make a difference, and be crafty about it! The 6th Annual DARE Arts & Crafts Fair is on Saturday, Nov. 14, and vendors are wanted for the popular event to jump-start your holiday shopping with all kinds of interesting gift items. Police Outreach Officers host the popular event each year to boost funding of its popular Drug Abuse Resistance Education program for school-age children. “We hope to be able to raise at least $5,000 this year,” said event organizer Officer Patience Glasko, “which will immediately go to provide funding for additional workbooks, diplomas, and other much-needed instructional aids.” Call the Policing Unit Office at 305- 278-4000 for info.
Bringing Paris to Miami…We hear that Miami-based perfume distributor Paris Perfumes Inc. has made arrangements with luxury retailer Lord & Taylor to sell CARON Paris’ latest fragrance release, La Selection Feminine, a prestigious collection comprised of six scents, three signature scents from La Selection Masculine and Fleur de Rocaille. A few of the scents include reformulated recipes that are a modern twist on vintage classics from the brand. Hint gentlemen: the holidays are coming…
A worthwhile cause… We hear from Major Julie Miller of the Miami-Dade Police Department that the Police Officer Assistance Trust (POAT) charitable organization that was formed in 1989 by the Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police to provide financial assistance to law enforcement officers and their families in crisis situations as well as long term hardships will have officers participating in a 5K run on November 14, with the officers wearing their full uniforms, to raise awareness and much needed funding. If you’d like to support the organization by sponsoring a runner call 305-594- 6662 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Their website is www.poat.org.
Thought of the Day:
Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.
— Kevin Kruse
Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.
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