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October 2017

Girl Scout Event

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Girl Scout Event Saturday, October 21, 10AM-12PM Audience: Junior (grades 4-5) Theme: Detective CGM Program: Downtown Walking Tour with urban archeology spin for Girl Scouts. Can you guess what this building was originally? There are many buildings in Coral Gables from the 1920s that are on this tour and would be perfect for this theme. For example, did you know that the Coral Gables Museum used to be the Old Police and Fire Station? And the Bank of America building…

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Downtown Walking Tour

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Downtown Walking Tour Saturday, October 21, 11am Stroll through the bustling business district of Coral Gables. This thriving area began in the 1920s. Did you know the Colonnade Hotel was once the Coral Gables Sales Center? Or that electric trolleys once connected downtown Coral Gables to downtown Miami? Visit historic Mediterranean Revival buildings, including a former Ford dealership, outdoor theater, and riding club. Newer additions to the cityscape help tell the complete downtown story. This program is generously supported by…

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Meet the Artists

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Meet the Artists October 22, 1pm Select artists participating in Between the Real and the Imagined: Abstract Art from CINTAS Fellows guide guests through the exhibition giving their perspective on the theme of abstraction as well as their inspiration for the works presented. Regular museum admission applies: $10 - adults, $8 - students and seniors, FREE - museum members.

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One Day Camp

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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One Day Camp Friday, October 27, 9am-5pm No school, no problem! Kids, ages 5-12, are invited to attend CGM’s City Trekker One-Day Camp from 9am-5pm for a full-day of fun!   It’s almost Halloween! Come dressed in your favorite costume for some not-so-scary games and Spooktacular arts & crafts! Make your own spider webs, play pumpkin golf, and Halloween cornhole on the Museum Plaza! Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, gallery hunts, outdoor play and other exciting activities while learning,…

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Downtown Walking Tour

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Downtown Walking Tour Saturday, October 28, 11am Stroll through the bustling business district of Coral Gables. This thriving area began in the 1920s. Did you know the Colonnade Hotel was once the Coral Gables Sales Center? Or that electric trolleys once connected downtown Coral Gables to downtown Miami? Visit historic Mediterranean Revival buildings, including a former Ford dealership, outdoor theater, and riding club. Newer additions to the cityscape help tell the complete downtown story. This program is generously supported by…

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Girl Scouts Event

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Girl Scouts Event Saturday, October 28, 2017  / 11AM-12PM Badge Category: Creative Play Audience: Junior (grades 4-5) Theme: Playing the Past CGM Program: On this lively and entertaining exhibit tour, students will participate in an interactive skit, read George Merrick’s poems, and use their powers of persuasion while pretending to be realtors! Creating the Dream is an exhibition about Coral Gables’ founder and developer, George Merrick. Students will learn how George Merrick, his family and other visionaries created one of…

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SPECIAL EVENT: Walking Dead Tour at Pinewood Cemetery

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Want to get into the Halloween spirit with family and friends? Meet at the Pinewood Cemetery entrance along Erwin Road, and bring your flashlights! Come dressed in your spookiest attire to win a prize as we take a ghoulish tour through one the oldest cemeteries in South Florida. *NOTE: This is not a biking tour, but a walking tour through the cemetery. Come at your own risk! Regular tour rates apply.  Meet at the Cemetery.

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Waterway Canoe Tour

October 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Waterway Canoe Tour Sunday, October 29, 9:30am Enjoy a day out on the Coral Gables Waterway, a man-made system of canals that added 40 miles of waterfront to the City from Biscayne Bay through the residential section to the grand golf course at the Biltmore Hotel. This is a leisure canoeing experience led by EcoAdventure and Coral Gables Museum staff that encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount…

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Exhibit Tour of “Creating the Dream”

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Exhibit Tour of “Creating the Dream” Sunday, October 29, 1pm Drop in and enjoy a guided tour of “Creating the Dream: George Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables,” an exhibition about the Gables’ founder and developer George Merrick. Learn how Merrick went from thirteen-year old farmer’s son to development king! This inspiring American story addresses local history and urban design. Regular museum admission applies: $10 - adults, $8 - students and seniors, FREE - museum members.

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Doggie Costume Contest

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Doggie Costume Contest Tuesday, October 31, 6pm Bring your pooch to the Museum Plaza to strut down our “catwalk” in their costume for a chance to win a prize! Whether you have a terrific pup costume idea or you just want to witness the spectacle that is this annual tradition, all are invited to attend this public event. The Museum will offer a cash bar for the handlers, and free kibble for the models. There is a $5 registration fee…

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November 2017

Merrick Circle Members’ Preview Reception with Live Reading by Richard Blanco

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Merrick Circle Members’ Preview Reception with Live Reading by Richard Blanco November 1, 6pm-8pm Merrick Circle members are invited to a very special premiere of the Boundaries exhibit featuring a live reading by historic presidential inaugural poet, public speaker, teacher and memoirist Richard Blanco. The exhibit is based on Richard Blanco’s latest book in collaboration with artist Jacob Hessler - Boundaries. Join our Museum’s Board of Directors along with special guests Emmy-award winning journalist and author of the foreword Jorge…

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2nd Annual South Florida Collectibles Show and Sale

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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2nd Annual South Florida Collectibles Show and Sale Friday November 3, 6pm-10pm & Saturday, November 4, 11am-4:30pm The Coral Gables Museum presents the South Florida Collectibles Show and Sale, featuring memorabilia and collectibles related to Coral Gables and other South Florida cities and towns, from periods dating back to the 1890's through the 1970's.  Leading collectors and dealers from throughout the state will be offering items for sale including books, maps, postcards, railroadiana, advertising, hotel and restaurant china, old souvenirs,…

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Richard Blanco Book Signing on Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night Live!

November 3 @ 6:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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November 3, 6pm-10pm The public is invited to the public opening of new exhibits Boundaries and Shelter Design. Meet the creative team, poet Richard Blanco and photographer Jacob Hessler. Enjoy the opportunity to have your favorite Richard Blanco book signed by the author himself! Lost your favorite Blanco book? No problem! The Museum Gift Shop will have books available for sale. Live music and cash bar tonight and every first Friday of the month in conjunction with Coral Gables Gallery…

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2nd Annual South Florida Collectibles Show and Sale

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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2nd Annual South Florida Collectibles Show and Sale Friday November 3, 6pm-10pm & Saturday, November 4, 11am-4:30pm The Coral Gables Museum presents the South Florida Collectibles Show and Sale, featuring memorabilia and collectibles related to Coral Gables and other South Florida cities and towns, from periods dating back to the 1890's through the 1970's.  Leading collectors and dealers from throughout the state will be offering items for sale including books, maps, postcards, railroadiana, advertising, hotel and restaurant china, old souvenirs,…

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Meet the Artist: Exhibit tour with Jacob Hessler

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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November 4, 1pm Photographer Jacob Hessler will give a tour of the exhibition and discuss themes of boundaries. Free for members; $10 for the general public.

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Family Day

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Saturday, November 11, 2pm-5pm Harry Potter mania comes to CGM! This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the story about the boy who lived! We turn the museum into our own version of Hogwarts. Stroll down “Diagon Alley” for a spooky scavenger hunt. Purchase Bertie Botts’ Every Flavor Beans at the “Leaky Cauldron.” Make your own wand and participate in a wand technique workshop.   Family Day on Aragon takes place every second Saturday and is hosted by Coral Gables…

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Give Miami Day @ CGM

November 16 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Give Miami Day @ CGM Thursday, November 16, 7am-9pm On Give Miami Day, 11/16/17, we will make the Museum the place to be, the central hub of activity for everyone in Coral Gables as it relates to Give Miami Day. We will host an all-day event at the Museum, from 7am to 9pm (Give Miami Day officially ends at 12am midnight), welcoming Founders, members, donors, sponsors, supporters, and the public to visit the Museum throughout the day. We will partner…

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Gables Bike Tour: Treads & Treats

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Before the stuffing and pumpkin pie, get your pre-Thanksgiving workout in! Grab your foodie friend and enjoy tasty treats provided by some of our favorite and newest grocery, restaurant and bakery establishments.

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What are your antiques worth?

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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  What are your antiques worth? Sunday, November 19, 11am-4pm Meet with an appraiser from Skinner for a complimentary verbal assessment of your antiques, jewelry, fine art, silver, militaria or other collectibles. The nationally recognized appraisers will be holding a consignment day at the Coral Gables Museum. The event will feature appraisers from a variety of Departments. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of any items consigned at this event will benefit the Coral Gables Museum. To schedule…

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December 2017

Gables Bike Tour: Steeple Chase

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Warm your spirit as the temperatures drop by touring our community’s houses of worship. Wear your most-festive attire! Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed rider and best decorated bike!

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March 2018

Girl Scouts

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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SATURDAY, March 17, 2018  / 10AM-12PM Badge Category: Investigation Audience: Junior (grades 4-5) Theme: Detective CGM Program: Downtown Walking Tour with urban archeology spin for Girl Scouts. Can you guess what this building was originally? There are many buildings in Coral Gables from the 1920s that are on this tour and would be perfect for this theme. For example, did you know that the Coral Gables Museum used to be the Old Police and Fire Station? And the Bank of America…

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Girls Scouts

March 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Saturday, March 24, 2018/ 11AM-12PM Badge Category: Creative Play Audience: Junior (grades 4-5) Theme: Playing the Past CGM Program: On this lively and entertaining exhibit tour, students will participate in an interactive skit, read George Merrick’s poems, and use their powers of persuasion while pretending to be realtors! Creating the Dream is an exhibition about Coral Gables’ founder and developer, George Merrick. Students will learn how George Merrick, his family and other visionaries created one of Miami-Dade County’s finest planned communities. Students will…

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