2006 Miami Book Fair International Street Fair
Where: Miami-Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus
When: November 17-19
What: With over 200 vendors set up in the streets, browse through more than one million books for sale at this year’s fair. Activities include readings, lectures and even on-hand representatives to offer book suggestions based on your preferences. Speakers include Arian Huffington, Isabel Allende, Joan Didion, newsman Mike Wallace and Time magazine writer Dr. Andrew Weil; and be sure to check out the International Pavilions and the Antiquerian Annex.
Where: Dade County Fair and Expo center at Coral Way and SW 112 Avenue
When: November 18 and 19 from 11am-5pm
What: Kick off the shopping season with finding the perfect homemade gift at The Historical Museum of South Florida’s Harvest Fest. There will be live music, lots of food and over 15 historical reenactments of events such as the Revolutionary War, Civil War and World Wars. There will be a living history village and antique cars and engines will also be displayed. Tickets are six dollars but visit the website at ww.hmsf.org for a one dollar off coupon.
Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
When: November 17 at 7pm, doors open at 6pm
What: Latino comedic sensation and host of his own Comedy Central show, “Mind of Menica,” Carlos Mencia will be performing his Punisher Tour at the Hard Rock Casino this weekend. His performance tends to run more than two hours and take on every race and religion- so be prepared to be offended. Purchase tickets in advance. Tickets run from 37-48 dollars depending on seating.
Santa’s Enchanted Forest
Where: Tropical Park at 7900 Bird Road
When: November 9- January 7, open every night from 5pm-midnight
What: Celebrate the holiday season early or just enjoy the carnival with over 100 rides, shows, games and attractions. Stop by the 92 foot Christmas tree and get in the holiday spirit with hundred of holiday displays and over three million lights. There are also pony rides, a petting zoo and the traditional midway fair food and games. All rides, shows, attractions and parking are free with paid admission. Tickets are $21.03 plus tax.
Crandon Park’s Kayak & Snorkel Excursion
Where: Crandon Park, Key Biscayne Meet at the Crandon Visitors and Nature Center
When: Every weekend!
What: Want to take advantage of living in South Florida? Crandon Park’s Kayak and Snorkel Excursion is great for beginners. The excursion includes 1 _ mile of coastal kayaking and 45 minutes of shallow water snorkeling. The snorkeling at Bear Cut Marine Preserve is home to tropical fish, conchs, sea urchins and more exotic sea life.
Cost: $50.00/Per Person (Non-residential rate); Ask about discount group rates. Snorkeling Gear available for rent – $7.00/Per Person (Includes mask, snorkel, & fins).