Fabulous February

11 a.m. to sunset
The Garden Market
The Garden Market is a weekly farmers market that takes place rain or shine every Wednesday. Vendors from The Market Company will be selling local fruits and veggies, pastries and breads, candles and soaps, and much more. The Market is not just for shopping however. We will also be hosting weekly yoga classes at 12:30 p.m. These 45 minute sessions are FREE for members with a suggested $10 donation for non-members. Click here for the instructor's bio. Weekly gardening workshops will also be on the agenda, at 11 a.m. and again at 4 p.m. The February 27 workshop will show how to make your own herbed butter and sprouts. Lastly, the Garden will host a plant sale and an orchid exchange: Trade in your current orchid for a $5 coupon off a new one in bloom. 

Sunday, February 3
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
South Beach Chamber Ensemble Performance
This concert is part of the Ensemble’s series: Music in Beautiful Spaces. The Miami Beach Senior High string quartet will play alongside the Ensemble’s quartet in the Banyan Room. Click here for full the full schedule and to purchase tickets. Online discount!

Wednesday, February 6
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Healthy New You! Women’s Health & Wellbeing in 2013
As a woman, are you taking care of yourself first? What is the best way for women to incorporate fitness into their routines? What about food and diets, relationships and life goals? Find the answers to these questions at the Healthy New You! women’s wellness panel. This panel features speakers such as Dr. Emmanuella Wolloch, speaking on holistic medicine, trainers from Iron Flower Fitness, weight loss planners from Heal with Angels, nutrition experts, and relationship coaches. There will also be a raffle and box lunches provided by Shape Lovers.  Entrance fee is $20 and 100% of all funds will go to Relay for Life 2013! One free raffle ticket is included with registration. Pay at the door.

Saturday, February 9
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
South Pointe Elementary Green Market
The Garden will be tabling at South Pointe Elementary School  at 1040th 4th Street. Spend a beautiful day outside with family & friends! Connect with your community, exercise your body, craft art, eat and shop local, and learn some new eco tips! Proceeds support the school’s edible gardens. Free yoga, karate demos, games, food, and more! The Garden will be helping children make their own flowers out of tissue paper.

Tuesday, February 12
THIS MONTH ONLY: 1 p.m. at the Miami Beach Regional Library
Green Book Club is Reading Swamplandia
Meet new people, become a better writer, and experience books in a whole new way. This group reads and discusses environmentally-themed books chosen and read during the month preceding each meeting. February’s read is by a local Coral Gables author and Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Karen Russel. The book is Swamplandia, which imagines the pleasures and miseries of life in a failing alligator theme park in the Everglades. The story unfolds with a backdrop on the Everglades, including its tragic history of its indigenous people and wildlife. This book was named one of the best books in 2011 by the New York Times. Come see what all the fuss is about! Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Newcomers are always welcome. Contact Benjia Morgenstern at benjiamo@atlanticbb.net for more info. THIS MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MIAMI BEACH REGIONAL LIBRARY (227 22nd Street, 2nd floor conference room) at 1 p.m. due to the Boat Show.

Thursday, February 21
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Embrace Life Workshop 
The most precious gift we can offer others and ourselves is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” ~Thay
A resident of Miami Beach, Dr. Miriam Steinberg is a practitioner of Jungian psychotherapy and movement therapy. She has developed a method to help you embrace life, caring for your body and soul as one. This program is designed for men and women of all ages. Wear comfortable clothing for experiential movement. $25, no credit cards. For more info call 305-793-8213.

Friday, February 22
10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival-Garden to Glass
Emeril, the king of Bam! Meets local favorites Gabe Orta, Elad Zvi, and Sam Gorenstein for a night of cocktails and ceviche in the Garden. The Bar Lab guys will forage the Garden for fresh herbs and plants, then turn them into magical libations, while My Ceviche’s Sam Gorenstein will serve up his uber fresh seafood creations. And if you think you know Emeril by his TV show, wait until you see him after dark. This man can seriously party with the best of them!

Saturday, February 23
10 a.m. to noon
Free Lecture: Bamboo & You
Greetings from Bambooland!
Gary Rich "The Bamboo Man" will present an overview of bamboo and reasons that you should consider planting bamboos in your South Florida garden. (Hint: It's one of the best ways to counteract global warming!) Gary will also talk about the difference between running and clumping bamboo, how to choose the right variety of bamboo for the particular needs of your garden, and how to plant, maintain, water, fertilize, mulch and prune these beautiful grasses. Recommendations on useful tools to obtain the maximum results from your bamboo plants will also be provided. Plants will be available for sale after the lecture. When planted properly and knowledgeably, these giant grasses can grow to formidable forests, guaranteed to leave passersby slack-jawed. Come join us for this Saturday morning lecture. We have coffee and cookies!

Sunday, February 24
1 p.m.
Dance NOW! Performance
Dancers bounce between concrete benches, balance precariously at the edge of pools, and retell passionate stories of enchantment. The magic of dance brings to life the newly renovated Garden in this performance inspired by the Garden’s architectural elements, artwork, and landscaping. This FREE performance is sponsored by a generous grant from the Miami Beach Arts Trust. Dance NOW! Produces contemporary dance of the highest caliber and makes the art of dance accessible to everyone. They have won awards such as Top Ten Dance Events of the year (Miami Herald) and Best Experimental Dance Company (Miami Sun Post). Click here for their calendar of events.

Tuesday, February 26
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Floral Design Class-Horizontal Designs and Table Settings
Spend the day learning from accredited floral designers, who combine lectures, demos and critiqued hands-on workshops to develop an understanding of the art of flower arranging. This class is the fourth unit of a six-part floral design study hosted by the Miami Beach Garden Club.  Class costs $28 to attend: lunch is included! To register, email Nina Worth at ninanevanu@gmail.com, or call (305) 532-9987.

Donor Plaque Dedication
Come visit the Garden in the evening for light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. We will be celebrating all those who have donated to the Garden and helped us grow. We will also be showing off our new statue: A replica of a warrior from the Terracotta Army in China, a UNESCO world heritage site. The statue is a gift to Miami Beach from China.

Tuesdays in February
3 p.m.
Strong Women Strong Girls Afterschool Programming
This free, national mentoring program empowers 3rd through 5th grade girls by connecting them with college women. For more information, visit www.swsg.org or contact Program Coordinator Meryl Leventon at 305-606-0513 / mleventon@swsg.org

Thursdays in February
6:30 p.m. in the Butterfly Room
Toastmasters Weekly Meetings
To polish your professional presentations, engage in social circles with greater ease, or champion a community cause, effective communication is essential. Toastmasters is an international non-profit organization with nearly 235,000 members. No matter what your experience, you will take something of value away from each meeting. Guests are always welcome to attend for free. Come find out what makes or breaks a great speech as these weekly meetings. To join and learn more, visit www.miamibeachtoastmasters.com

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