Movie night, a job fair, home safety for elders and more

There’s a lot going on for Cutler Bay residents as we wrap up the month of September and approach the fall season, so you might want to check these out and mark your calendars.

Fall Movie Night in the Park takes place on Friday, September 27, at 7 p.m., at Cutler Ridge Park/Elementary School Field, 10100 SW 200 Street. The movies are always “family friendly” and this time it’s Wreck-It Ralph. Admission is free, but there are no seats so bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a picnicstyle approach. Boy Scout Troop 314 will be selling concession food and drinks throughout the night. For info call the Parks and Recreation Department at 305- 238-4166.

Job Fair… CBT College will hold a Job Fair at its Cutler Bay Campus, 19151 South Dixie Highway, on Thursday, September 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The SAFE Homes Program is being presented by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs in partnership with the Cutler Bay Communities for a Lifetime Committee on Friday, September 27th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where? At the Cutler Bay Town Center, 10720 Caribbean Blvd., in the Council Chambers. Featured are a collection of home-related safety tips and universal design features and products to help folks plan for their residences as they age. “Because our homes play a significant role in our quality of life and can influence our ability to participate in community activities, this program has been developed by the Department of Elder Affairs to provide ideas on how to create a safer, accessible, functional, and more comfortable environment in which to actively age in place.” To register for the seminar, please contact Colin Wells at 305-238-4166 or by email at

Dollars and sense… want to know what the proposed Fiscal Year 2013-14 Budget is for the Town of Cutler Bay? Well, a paper copy of the Town of Cutler Bay Fiscal Year 2013-2014 proposed budget, as well as the proposed budget on CD, is available for viewing at South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211 Street. The budget CD may be obtained free of charge, at the Office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, 10720 Caribbean Blvd.

You can also see it online at the town’s website at

Adult Kickball League… Into sports? You can register now for the Adult Co-Ed Kickball League starting September 24. The league will meet on Tuesday nights at Cutler Ridge Park, located at 10100 SW 200 Street. Times: 7:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m. The cost is $300.00 per team. The first coaches meeting will be on Thursday September 19th at Cutler Ridge Park. “The meeting will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. Please make checks payable to the Town of Cutler Bay or bring cash,” they tell us. All players must be 21 or older. There is a maximum of 15 players per team, 10 fielders on the field at one time, at least four must be female. To sign up a team call 305-238- 4166 or visit the main office at Cutler Ridge Park.

Get a Shot… Not to tout one business over another, but this may interest you. Walgreens “Get a Shot, Give a Shot,” which runs now through October 14th. When you get a flu shot or any other immunization at Walgreens, they’ll help provide a life-saving vaccine through the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign. They hope to supply up to three million vaccines to children who need it most. No appointment necessary — walk in anytime, and most insurance plans are accepted.

Thought of the Day:

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

— George Santayana

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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