Amazing April

Tuesdays in April CANCELLED
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Ms. Cheezious® Food Truck
Ms. Cheezious, voted Best Food Truck in Miami, rolls out your favorite comfort food - grilled cheese sandwiches like mom used to make, only not quite as innocent! Try dipping your favorite grilled cheese in a steamy bowl of savory tomato soup. Menu items include hot, grilled sandwiches, soups, chili, and fries; take your pick, Ms. Cheezious® promises to keep you coming back for more. As a special bonus, Ms. Cheezious® will be leading the Ben & Jerry's ice cream truck to the Garden on April 16th to give out free samples of their new summer flavors. What's not to love about the great outdoors, award-winning hot food, and free ice cream?

Wednesday, April 10 
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
Final Garden Market for the Season

Thank you everyone for supporting us this Spring! This will be the FINAL Garden Market this season as we get prepared for re-opening in the Fall, so come and get your mid-week produce and smoothies while you can! The final free gardening workshop will be at 11 a.m. on Aromatherapy and Essential Oils! Patricia Phang Sang Chase, a Reiki Master, Ancient Tibetan Healer, and certified Tse Dup Yang Bod Lopon teacher (don't know what any of those titles mean? Come find out!) will be talking about the most popular essential oils, how and what they are used to heal, and how you can apply the knowledge in your daily life. The orchid exchange and 12:30 yoga class will continue every Wednesday. These 45 minute sessions are FREE for members with a suggested $10 donation for non-members. 

Tuesday, April 9
Noon to 2 p.m.
Green Book Club Discusses The Yearling
Meet new people, become a better reader, 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. April’s read is The Yearling, by Marjorie Kinnon Rawlings. A heralded work and Pulitzer Prize winner, this book tells the story of Jody, his pet deer named Flag, and his family as they struggle for survival in Northern Florida in the late 19th Century. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Newcomers are always welcome. Contact Benjia Morgenstern at for more info.

Wednesday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 16
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Volunteer Recruitment Days
Tour Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for free! Anyone interested in volunteering at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden this year is invited to our informational session on Wednesday, April 10th at 11 a.m. The group will meet at the main entrance and walk the garden as we talk about volunteer opportunities, our membership program, and the plants within the landscape. Interested participants who sign up for a 10 hour commitment volunteering at our garden before the end of 2013 are invited to tour Fairchild for free on April 16. Limited spaces available! Contact to reserve your space.

Saturday, April 13
10 a.m. to Noon 
Free Lecture: Landscaping 101
Do you want to redesign your yard this spring but feel completely lost? Come learn the secrets of the landscaping trade and how you can apply them to your own property. Don’t spend money paying someone else to do what can be a rewarding and creative personal project. We will talk about microclimates that are created within a typical yard space (or apartment balcony) and what plants do well in what areas. Attendees are encouraged to come with sketches of their property to discuss their individual needs and gardening goals. 

Sunday, April 14
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Tropical Brunch
Les Dames d’Escoffier host a feast among the foliage with culinary creations from Bianca at Delano, Mast Academy, Miami Culinary Institute, Nespresso, Oceanaire Seafood Room, Smith & Wollensky, Sweet Art by Lucilia, and other local standouts. Proceeds from the brunch will support Les Dames educational and scholarship programs in Miami, as well as the newly-installed culinary Garden at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. For tickets, visit , call 877-467-7725, or email

Thursday, April 18
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Brazz In Brazz Out
Brazz In Brazz Out: In the Garden will experiment with great scenic sets naturally in place. How would a dance look under a tree? What kind of visual impact would a dance have for an audience as dancers weave around and compose a scene with garden sculptures? August Soledade Brazzdance will perform select company repertory in various outdoor sites within the Garden. This event is free!

Friday, April 19
8:30 p.m. 
Pachamama Environmental Dance
This homage to Mother Earth is a precursor to our Mother Earth Day celebration on Saturday the 20th. Afro conTempo and the Miami Dance Festival present Pachamama: A production that explores the connection between Peruvian culture and nature through movement. Inspired by Peru’s Amazon jungle, Andes Montains, and the Pacific Coast, this production will take you on an epic journey inspired by the natural rhythm that surrounds our lives. Pachamama explores how nature inspires Peruvian culture, taking the audience on an exotic voyage through fire, rhythm, and artistic dance. Click here for a video clip and to purchase tickets!

Saturday, April 20
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Mother Earth Day
This free celebration brings Mother Earth into the spotlight with an all-women dance and drum ensemble Venus Rising, an environmental art reception by Art at St. Johns. and an electroacoustic performance by mother/daughter duo La Berge Dramm at 5 p.m. Starting at 11 a.m. the Garden will host children’s recycling and art activities, as well as earth-friendly vendors and natural food choices. Click here for a schedule of events. After the music performance, grab a coffee and walk over to Lincoln Road to check out the New Music Miami performance at 7:30 p.m. in the 420 building.

Tuesday, April 23
9:30 a.m. to Noon 
Flower Arranging Workshop: Expressive Designs
Spend the day learning from accredited floral designers from the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, who combine lectures, demos and critiqued hands-on workshops to develop an understanding of the art of flower arranging. This class focuses on conditioning and transporting plant materials for display at a flower show. The demo will be on expressive and interpretive design. This is one unit of a six-part floral design study hosted by the Miami Beach Garden Club.  Class costs $28 to attend and bring home your work of art. To register, email Nina Worth at, or call (305) 532-9987.

Thursday, April 25
7 p.m. 
Free Dance Performance
The Momentum Dance Company presents an environmental dance performance interacting with the Garden’s natural environment. The dancers will create a unique dance collage with special guest artist: percussionist J.J. Freire. Free admission and cash bar.

Sunday, April 28
9:30 a.m. to Noon 
25th Annual AIDS Walk Miami
AIDS Walk Miami is a 5K (3.1 mile) walk-a-thon fundraiser benefiting Care Resource, South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS community organization providing services at their Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices to over 15,000 South Floridians affected/infected with HIV/AIDS. The fundraiser also benefits Food For Life Network Food Bank providing meals and groceries, as well as nutritional counseling and education, to eliminate malnutrition and starvation in children and adults living with HIV/AIDS. In addition, this annual fundraiser serves as a vital vehicle to raise awareness and funds to combat the effect HIV/AIDS continues to have on the South Florida region.

The Miami Beach Convention Center will be hosting registration and opening ceremonies starting at 8 a.m. AIDS Walk Miami begins promptly at 9 a.m. rain or shine. The walk is followed by a celebration at the Botanical Gardens with a surprise live performance sponsored by MTV Staying Alive Foundation, DJ music by Aulden Brown, complimentary massages, complimentary beverages, adopt-a-pet services, and many more goodies.

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 or contact Program Coordinator Meryl Leventon at 305-606-0513 or

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

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