Ikea Miami grand opening events

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IKEA, the Swedish furniture store, is opening its doors in Miami adjacent to Dolphin Mall on Aug. 27 with grand opening festivities and events through Sept. 1. This is the first Miami-Dade location for the home furnishings retailer. The 416,000-square-foot store features a 600-seat restaurant,  a supervised children’s play area, 44 inspirational room setting and […]

Free entry to national parks

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Entry to all 392 U.S. national parks will be free Aug. 25, in honor of the birthday of the National Park Service. The deal includes Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, off Key West. The National Park Service also reminds us that admission to many of our national parks, including Biscayne National Park […]

3 affordable after-school programs

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It’s never too early to start planning for after-school care for the upcoming school year, which begins on Monday, Aug. 18, for Miami-Dade Public Schools. The programs listed below are for six to 13-year-old children and run from when the bell rings until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Miami-Dade County Parks are once again offering the […]

Free ‘Play Days’ at Deering Estate

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The Deering Estate at Cutler has announced three free “Play Days,” days with free admission, this summer and fall. The three free days — July 20, Aug. 16 and Sept. 20 — will include hands-on eco-art activities, science discovery programs and historic house tours, plus a chance to visit the Artist Village where the Deering Estate’s Artists-in-Residence […]

Free Friday at Miami Children’s Museum

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Every third Friday of the Month, Miami Children’s Museum has free admission from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The program is sponsored by Target. Events include interactive activities and crafts and storytelling. Children can also explore hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits related to arts, culture, community and communication. Miami Children’s Museum is at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, Florida 33132. Phone: […]

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday, third Sunday

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The Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers free admission the first Saturday of the month and admission by donation the third Sunday. The third Sunday event will also feature a classic car show. Tickets to ride a train range from $2.50 to $12 per ticket. It’s great for any train enthusiast, Thomas the Train lover or […]

Free August happenings at Whole Foods Markets

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Whole Foods Market is like heaven for health-conscious shoppers and eaters and for the month of August, the markets around Miami are hosting a variety of free events. Here’s what’s happening in… Pinecrest, 11701 S. Dixie Hwy., 305-969-5800 Saturday, Aug. 9. The first 50 kids through the door at 8 a.m. receive a free backpack filled […]