Dance Class Sign-up
Saturday, January 14th from noon-4pm. Sign up your kids ages 5-14, for dance classes at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. The classes being offered include: Beginning Ballet + hip hop (ages 5-7), Beginning Ballet (ages 8-11), and Intermediate Jazz (ages 10-14). These classes are being offered at a reduced prices and are available only to families with financial limitations. Proof of registration in the free/reduced lunch program at the students school is required at registration. Visit smdcac.org/danceclass for more information.
Redland Heritage Festival at Fruit and Spice Park
January 14th and 15th, from 10am-5pm. Visit the Fruit and Spice Park for this annual festival featuring arts and crafts, tropical plants, delicious food, and childrens activities. Admission is $8.00 for adults, children 11 and under are free. The Fruit and Spice Park is located at 24801 S.W. 187th Avenue, in Homestead. Phone 305-247-5727 or visit their Facebook event page for more information.
One Minute Play Festival
Sunday, January 15th at 3pm and 7pm. Don't miss the 5th Annual South Florida One-Minute Play Festival at the Deering Estate. Purchase your tickets in advance at deeringestate.org/one-minute-play-festival.
"The Merchant of Venice" at Pinecrest Gardens
January 20th and 21st at 8pm and January 22nd at 7:30 pm. Some of the best things in life are FREE. Shakespeare Miami will be presenting "The Merchant of Venice" at Pinecrest Gardens. Find out more at shakespearemiami.com/the-merchant-of-venice.
The 11th Annual Chocolate Festival At Fairchild Gardens
Friday January 20th through Sunday, January 22th, from 9:30am until 4:30pm. This great event will feature chocolate treats, cooking demonstrations, informative lectures, and more. The event takes place at Fairchild Tropical Garden, located at 10901 Old Cutler Rd. For more information and for a schedule of events, visit their website at ftg.org/.
68th Annual Homestead Championship Rodeo
January 20th – 22th. Join the fun as Homestead celebrates a rodeo tradition going back 68 years. This multi-day event features fun events for the whole family. For more information about the Rodeo and related events, or for advanced tickets, visit their website at www.homesteadrodeo.com
8th Annual Chili Day in Cutler Bay
Saturday, January 21st from 2-6pm at Cutler Ridge Park. Cutler Bay will be holding their 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off with prizes awarded for the best chili, salsa, and corn bread in Cutler Bay. There will be chili tastings and entertainment for the whole family. New this year is a golf cart contest. Read the flyer for more information or to register as a chef. Cutler Ridge Park is located at 10100 SW 200th Street(map).
Redland Riot Road Rallye
Saturday, January 21st. 10am with the event ending at 5pm. An event for car enthusiasts, history buffs, and those who enjoy a leisurely drive through rural South Miami-Dade County. Participants start at Cauley Square, located at US-1 and 224 Street and moves on to other Homestead destinations ending at Schnebly Redlands Winery. The cost is $10.00 per car at the event. For more information, visit redlandriot.com.
14th Annual Pinecrest Gardens Fine Arts Festival
January 21 - 22nd, from 10am-5pm. Visit Pinecrest Gardens for their Fine Arts Festival. This juried art show features original art from U.S. and international artists. There will be live music, great food, and other activities for the entire family. Admission is free. For more information including overflow parking areas, visit their website.
150 Foot Monopole Proposed For SW 87th Ave.
January 26th, 9:30 am. The County will hold a zoning hearing to decide on whether or not to allow the fire department to install a 150 ft. monopole at their fire station located on 87th Ave., next to Whigham Elementary School and Lakes by the Bay Park. On January 23rd at 7pm, a public meeting with representatives of the fire department will be held at Cutler Bay Town Hall. To read or comment about this issue, visit our post on Facebook.
Sign Up For District 8 Updates
At the January 3rd Concerned Citizens meeting, District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava gave an update on recent legislation and things happening in our community. Residents can subscribe to her newsletter to stay informed on issues of interest in our District.
Palmer Trinity Construction Update
According to Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn, Palmer Trinity School's new entrance on 184th Street is expected to open in mid-February. He notes that the school "has indicated that all school buses, staff, delivery trucks and student drivers will be restricted to this entrance only." Palmer Trinity's website reports that the "Civil engineering work on-site is 65% complete." To see a video overview of the project, visit palmertrininty.org.
Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Beginning December 27th, your Christmas tree can be recycled into mulch by bringing your tree to one of the county’s trash and recycling centers. Trees must be free of all decorations. The nearest drop-off location for Cutler Bay residents is at 9401 SW 184th Street. Other ways to dispose of your tree is by cutting it into small pieces and placing it in your green waste cart or place it next to the cart by Monday, January 9th. Beginning in early February, the mulch will be available to residents on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about tree disposal, visit this page on the county's website.
Who Is Lobbying In Our Town
The Town of Cutler Bay has published the names of lobbyists registered with the town. See the list of registered lobbyists and the projects they are lobbying for.
Information on Crime In Our Community
How safe is your community or street? Find out where crimes are taking place by visiting crimemapping.com. Is a sexual offender or predator living near you? Visit this miamidade.gov website to find out.
Cutler Bay Government Information
For more information about the town's charter, agendas, ordinances, how to contact town officials, the town's website, and more, visit our Cutler Bay Government page.
Town Council Meeting and Agenda
Wednesday, January 18th, 7pm. The meeting take place at Cutler Bay Town Hall, located at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard. You can read the agenda when available at cutlerbay.legistar.com.
Listen To Council Meetings Live
Cutler Bay council meetings and workshops can now be listened to "live" as they are taking place. Visit cutlerbay.legistar.com/Calendar during the meeting and click on the words “in progress”. Past meeting agendas and audio are available from this same link.
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