Renowned Brazilian jazz artist Vinicius Cantuaria to appear

Vinicius Cantuaria Quintet
plays Jobim
Saturday, March 12, 8:00 p.m.
Cantuária is a delicate balance of grace and sensuality…utterly beautiful.
— Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
Brazilian singer/songwriter/guitarist Vinicius Cantuária is currently touring one of the finest musical ensembles in any genre. Cantuaria creates music that can best be described as sensual and beautiful. Drawing from the rich history of Brazilian music and integrating it with jazz, avant-garde and pop, Vinicius’ music is like a rolling rhythmic whisper filled with dramatic turns and stunning sonic ideas. Vinicius and his quartet will present music from his new CD “Vinicius canta Antonio Carlos Jobim.” It’s an evening of all your favorite Brazilian songs like Girl From Ipanima, One Note Samba and so many more. For pre-concert dining call 305-669-6990 and for tickets call 1-877-496-8499.

Renowned Brazilian jazz artist Vinicius Cantuaria to appearFEATURED FAMILY FESTIVAL
Williamson Automotive Company
Saturday, March 19, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(One full week before Easter Sunday)
Join us for a day of madness and mayhem at Pinecrest Gardens’ signature event for children, EGGSTRAVAGANZA presented by Williamson Automotive; the biggest and the best egg hunt in town! Over 50,000 eggs featured at scheduled egg hunts throughout the day, prizes, face painting, balloon art, interactive games, music, arts and crafts, our petting zoo, story-telling, delicious food and even a wild life show. It’s a virtual wonderland of activities. Join us for all the excitement 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. $5 general admission if you pay in advance and/or on-line and $7 at the gate the day of the event. Pinecrest Gardens Members enter FREE. For further information call 305-669-6990, and for advance ticket sales visit and click on Events and Festivals. REMEMBER…Offsite parking is available at Pinecrest Elementary and Palmetto High School with free shuttle service, and Pinecrest Gardens Members enter free.

Renowned Brazilian jazz artist Vinicius Cantuaria to appearCLASSICAL AND POPS MUSIC
Orchestra Miami’s Family Fun Concerts presents…
Sunday, March 20, 4:00 p.m.
The Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and musicians from Orchestra Miami will perform a mini-version of the comedic ballet Coppélia, set to music by French composer Leo Delibes. The story of the inventor Dr. Coppelius, who makes a dancing doll so lifelike that a young village lad falls in love with her, is told by a narrator in both English and Spanish. Single Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for children (up to age 17) and will be sold at the admissions booth the day of the show. For advance single ticket sales and more information please call 305-274-2103.

Family Friday presents…
Friday, March 11, 8:00 p.m.
Wonderfully absurd, brilliantly inventive and totally adorable, the Minions is literally a laugh a minute… you don’t need to be a kid to see this film.
— Louise Keller-Urban Cinefile
Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as singlecelled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he-alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female supervillain. Gates open at 6:30 and flash light tours start about 7:15, and the movie starts about 8:00. We recommend bringing your own flashlight—and a big appetite for hot dogs, popcorn and a whole lot of fun!

Chick Flick Movie Night…
a Special Event and Fundraiser
Benefiting PACE Center for Girls
Friday, March 18th, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a showing of this classic romance film, Chocolat, with all proceeds benefitting the PACE Center for Girls. PACE Center’s mission is to provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. The $25 donation to PACE for this wonderful film night at the Gardens will include a decadent dessert featuring chocolate fondue along with a cash bar. For further information call 305-669-6990.

Wednesday, March 9, 10:30 a.m.
Gardens Gallery, Hibiscus Room Join Pinecrest Gardens botanical specialists in the Hibiscus Room at 10:30 a.m. for a hands-on workshop to learn the tips and tricks of growing herbs in the home landscape and in raised beds for maximum edible-herb production. Is there anything that makes home cooking better than home grown fresh herbs? We don’t think there is! For registration information call 305-669-6990. CREATIVE CRAFTS Kids will have fun creating garden crafts to take home. During class time, parents can enjoy shopping at the Pinecrest Farmer’s Market which is just steps away from the craft’s workshop area. All classes are taught by VSAFL’s certified Teaching Artist, Yvette Cotera. This class is recommended for children ages 6 – 12 and is an all-inclusive workshop for kids of mixed abilities. Five year olds are also welcomed with an accompanying parent. Classed are $16.00 and pre-registration is recommended. Call 305-669-6990. The class themes are as follows: Sunday, March 13, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Garden Bouquet Still Life: Your child will color a still-life bouquet of spring flowers & weird wiggly giant seed pods using oil pastels on black paper. Sunday, March 20, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Egg & Rock Decorating: Your child will enjoy decorating with crayons, rubber bands, dyed cracked egg shells & food coloring. There is also a plastic egg hunt among the giant Banyans. Pan American Orchid Society presents…

Renowned Brazilian jazz artist Vinicius Cantuaria to appearANNUAL ORCHID AUCTION

Tuesday, March 15, 7:00 p.m.
The Pan American Orchid Society is a nonprofit dedicated to the education and growing of orchids. Founded in 1954 by a group of Pan American World Airway employees who wanted to share and expand their love of orchids, this unique group holds their regular meetings at the Gardens. Their Annual Orchid Auction features prime orchids from awarded growers. Admission, door prize raffle, refreshments are all FREE. Join us for this wonderful opportunity to either add to your existing Orchid Collection or begin your love affair with these magnificent blooms. Doors open 6:30 for preview. For further information call 305-669-6990. For information visit

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