Can you believe it’s been 10 years since Cutler Bay was incorporated as a municipality? Where has the time gone! The 2015 Founder’s Day Event takes place on Saturday, February 21, at Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you’ve ever attended any of these in the past you know it’s a great family oriented community event there at the park with rides, entertainment, music, food and games. This event always draws a crowd, so better get there a little early for a good parking space. We hear that the town may not be able to do these picnics every year in the future due to the high costs involved, so don’t miss this one. Maybe business sponsors will step in to help with later events. For information call 305-238-4166 or visit www.cutlerbay-fl.gov.
Mark your calendars…quickly! We know it’s kind of short notice, but the next Town of Cutler Bay Regular Council Meeting takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday February 18th in the Council Chambers at Town Hall. That’s located at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard. For information call 305-234-4262.
Don’t get mad, go to the theater! “Twelve Angry Men” is a classic American play about the deliberations of the jury of a homicide trial. First made as a 1954 teleplay by Reginald Rose for the Studio One anthology television series, it was later rewritten for the stage in 1955 under the same title and rewritten again in 1957 as a feature film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Henry Fonda. There have been many productions around the world over the years, but this edition by the New Theatre, directed by Ricky J. Martinez and starring top-notch local actors Clinton Archambault, Stephen Neal, Bill Schwartz, Steven A. Chambers, John Dennison, Gene Bunge, Glenn Hutchinson, Dave Corey, Joel Kolker, Jerry Jensen, Brian McCormack, Chris Boike and Gabriel Bonilla give it a special sparkle. It runs through March 1 at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211th St., Cutler Bay. Show times are 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $26 in advance, $31 day of show, student rush tickets, $15. The show runs 2 hours 20 minutes with one intermission. Call 786-573-5300 or visit ww.smdcac.org for information.
What’s cooking? You tell us! Or rather tell the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, which is now accepting recipe submissions from aspiring chefs. Culinary aficionados will have the opportunity to showcase their creativity against other food enthusiasts during a fun contest. Six participants will be chosen to compete for a variety of cash prizes, as well as the title of Winn-Dixie Carnaval Miami Cooking Contest Winner. The final event takes place Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Winn-Dixie Supermarket at 3275 SW 22nd Street. All submissions must be submitted or postmarked by Monday, February 23. Contest participants will be selected based on creativity by a panel of judges and notified if they are chosen to participate. Contestants must develop an eight-serving recipe using at least two of the following Winn-Dixie Own Brand products listed below:
• Winn-Dixie Snack Nuts
• Winn & Lovette Coffee
• Winn-Dixie Crackers
• Chek Soda
• Winn-Dixie Mango Peach Salsa
• Winn & Lovette Artisan Bread
• Hickory Sweet Bacon
• Prestige Ice Cream
Contestants may add as many additional ingredients to their recipe as they wish. To download an application or information, visit carnavalmiami.com/index.php/events/cooking-contest or call 305-644-8888.
Thought of the Day:
Things turn out the best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
— John Wooden
Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.
Got any tips? Contact me at 305-669- 7355, ext. 249, or send emails to Michael@communitynewspapers.com.