Free events for Coral Gables residents

Jane-GoodallCoral Gables residents are invited to attend the following free programs as part of the 20-year Development Agreement between the City of Coral Gables and the University of Miami.

  • Monday, April 29, 5 p.m. The University of Miami will host a lecture with Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace on the “Reason for Hope.” In July, 1960, Jane Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in what is now Tanzania.. The event takes place at the UM BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive.

Only 130 tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning Saturday, April 27. Tickets will be distributed in person at the War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive. Residents must show proof of residential address.

  • Wednesday, May 1, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Neil Hammerschlag, assistant research professor at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science offers a lecture on Shark Attack: How to Stop Killer Cravings for Shark Fin Soup. Dr. Hammerschlag is a defender of sharks and will speak about what human beings can learn from sharks. No tickets are required for this event. The event takes place at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue.