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July 27, 2019

Why Drive When you Can Freebee? Try it Today!

On Monday, July 22nd at 11 am, Mayor Cunningham, Councilmembers Fiore, Matson, Vice Mayor Dubois and plenty of happy residents welcomed our first two "Freebees" to the Village. These are green gasless on-demand vehicles that pick you up and take you anywhere within Palmetto Bay, FUN AND FREE!

Service hours are:
  • Monday - Friday: 6:30 am-10 am/ 3 pm-7 pm,
  • Saturday: 1 pm-10 pm.

Simply download "Ride Freebee" in your app store, and summon Freebee to pick you up and deliver you to any point in the Village. If you don't use a smart phone, or you don't wish to download the app, you may call 305-397-5002. In September, in addition to the two existing vehicles, two "Freebee" shuttle buses will be added to take riders from Palmetto Bay Park to the Dadeland South Metro-rail station, Monday through Friday, mornings and evenings.
Farmer's Market Tomorrow
Fresh produce right here in our own backyard!l Support our local growers every Sunday at 8:30 am. F ind us at the SE corner of Coral Reef Park, next to the Volleyball courts.
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Yoga by the Bay
Come stretch and relax by the bay with this calming Yoga class. All levels welcome. Please bring your towel, mat and water bottle. Free! July 28th, August 4th and August 18th - 9:30 am.
Senior Game Day
55-plus? Join us for a lunch & learn lecture and plenty of fun games. Thursday, August 1st. Perrine Community House, 900 S. Perrine Ave., RSVP Required.
Caught in the Middle
FREE 90-Minute Workshop for students transitioning into middle school. Youngsters and parents are invited to gain tools to help with the process. August 3rd, 11 am, Perrine Community House, 900 SW 97th Ave. Please RSVP here with name of child and parent before July 31st.
" Geocaching" in Coral Reef Park
The Village teams with local Boy Scout Troop 711 Eagle Scout projects to hold a "geocaching" event on Sunday August 4th at 10 am. Meet at the 77th St. gazebo at CRP and take part in the world's largest treasure hunt. *Be sure to bring your smart phone.
National Night Out/Movie Night

On Tuesday night, August 6th, join us to mark the nationwide "Night Out Against Crime" and have some fun too. Bounce houses, face painting, and our feature, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. The fun begins at 6:30, movie at 8:30. Coral Reef Park. Please bring blankets, chairs.
Tri-City Senior Gameday Tournaments
Seniors, your Village has teamed up with Cutler Bay and Pinecrest for board-game tournaments. On August 6th, free b reakfast & bingo in Cutler Bay. Then a mah jong tourney in Pinecrest on Wednesday, September 18th for just $10. RSVP required.
ArtSouth Presents the Work of Alexander Porto

Saturday, August 17th at 6:30 pm, enjoy the display entitled, "The Muses and the Broken Dreams". Light refreshments served. Perrine Community House, 900 S. Perrine Avenue.
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Responsible Gardening Lecture
What grows well in our subtropical climate? Find out by taking our class, "Gardening in Zone 10." Saturday, August 17th at 9:30 am, Thalatta Estate. RSVP required.
Family Kayak Adventure
Discover the beauty of Biscayne Bay as you glide along in your kayak from the beautiful Thalatta Estate. Sunday, August 31st at 9 am. Registration required.
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Save the Date: Bridal Expo
Planning a wedding, sweet sixteen, or an anniversary celebration? Then you won't want to miss out on this event! Join us for the Village’s 7th Annual Bridal Expo on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 5:00 pm, Thalatta Estate. FREE!
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Download our Free IBUS App
See where our Palmetto Bay to Metrorail Park & Ride buses are in real time. Simply download Palmetto Bay IBUS from your app store and you're all set. Like the IBUS shuttle itself, it's free. C'mon, get onboard!
Back to School Sales Tax Holiday
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Florida's sales tax holiday on school supplies is right around the corner. To see the complete list of what's exempt from August 2nd through 6th, click here.
County Road Work Begins at 161 St & 162 St.
The Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department is beginning construction to install new pipes at SW 161 ST & SW 162 ST between SW 80 AVE & SW 78 AVE. This door hanger (click on image) was delivered to all affected residents; any questions or concerns, please call MDCWSD at 305-274-9272.
Franjo Road Redevelopment Phase II Continues
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Phase 2 of the Franjo Rd. reconstruction project is underway including the closure of Franjo Rd. from SW 180th St to US 1  for a period of 100 days or until October 16, 2019. Unlike phase 1 -  NO BUSINESSES ARE AFFECTED IN TERMS OF ACCESS.
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