Music, memory, movies and other topics to choose from

Music, memory, movies and other topics to choose fromFree music event. The South Miami- Dade Cultural Arts Center is presenting something called “Back Yard Bash” on Saturday October 10 at 7 p.m. It’s a free event featuring the sounds of Swing and New Orleans Jazz starring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Hot 8 Brass Band, Aaron Lebos Reality and DJ Le Spam and it’s on the Concert Lawn of the center. “Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. No coolers permitted. Space is limited.” Food and drink are available for purchase. You do need a ticket which you can order online at

Call them at 786-573-5300. The SMDCAC is located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay.

Memory study… The latest findings on ‘Super Agers’ from an NIH Funded Study will be presented at East Ridge at Cutler Bay on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. by its lead investigator Dr. David Loewenstein, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and director of neuropsychology at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. He’s leading the study that identifies ways to detect normal versus abnormal aging. Super Agers are people in their 80s and 90s with brains and memories that seem decades younger. Recent research suggests older adults who are cognitively active and socially engaged have less chance of developing brain-related diseases. The event is open to the public and seating is limited. Lunch will be served.

RSVP: 305-256-3564. East Ridge at Cutler Bay, 19301 SW 87th Street.

“Pick the Flick.” The Village of Palmetto Bay’s Halloween event at Coral Reef Park is on October 30. Want to have some say in the movie they’re showing? You can by participating in their movie night survey here: There are five movies to choose from, Corpse Bride, Haunted Mansion, Hocus Pocus, The Book of Life and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Care to join? The Palmetto Bay Partnership Advisory Committee was created in the summer of 2015 and is currently filling the 13 open positions. The mission of this public advisory group is as follows: To realize the economic and social potential of the Village of Palmetto Bay by providing advisory input and recommendations to the Mayor and Council. Members will assist the Mayor and Council in implementing these recommendations, and economic recommendations that accrue from the Village’s Strategic Plan, as requested by Mayor and Council.

For information or if you are interested in serving, please contact Village Hall at 305-259-1234 or you may email the Council at

Last chance, students. Interim Town Clerk Jacqueline N. Wilson tells us that the Town Of Cutler Bay Town Council is seeking school students residing in Cutler Bay to be appointed by the town council to serve on the town’s Youth Council Committee. The youth council created by town resolution 12-63, will advise and make “appropriate recommendations” to the town council regarding issues of special interest to youths. Interested resident students please provide a resume, and a list of qualifications, or other relevant information to the Office Of Town Clerk by Wednesday, September 30. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Town Clerk at 305-234-4262 or in person at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

Did you know? Cutler Bay residents can now do a number of things online through the town’s website,, including checking on Bids, RFP’s and RFQ’s; employment; forms; garage sale application/permit form; Garbage, Trash and Recycling; Helpful Links; Lost Pets; Maps; Service Requests; and more.

Thought of the Day:
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
— Thomas Merton

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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Michael Miller
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