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September 7, 2019
- HURRICANE RELIEF DRIVE UNDERWAY -
DONATIONS FOR THE BAHAMAS: In a Tri-City Initiative,  Village of Palmetto Bay Village of Pinecrest  and  Town of Cutler Bay  are uniting efforts to help our neighbors in the Bahamas in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

Critical Items Needed:

Bottled water
Baby items, formula, wipes, diapers and food
Non-perishable foods
Canned foods
First-Aid supplies
Personal Hygiene Products
Batteries
Camp Stoves, small bbq grills
Utensils, paper plates, cups, towels and trash bags

The drop-off locations are as follows:

*Palmetto Bay Village Hall 9705 East Hibiscus Street
*Thalatta Estate 17301 Old Cutler Road
*Cutler Bay Town Hall 10720 Caribbean Blvd. Suite 110
*Pinecrest Municipal Center 12645 Pinecrest Parkway
*Pinecrest Community Center 5855 SW 111th Street

Donations may be dropped off during regular business hours .
Thank you in advance for lending a helping hand.
Generous donations have been pouring into Village Hall all week following Hurricane Dorian.
Farmer's Market Tomorrow
Veg out! Fresh and fruity 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.
Yoga by the Bay
All levels welcome. Relax and enjoy this restorative yoga session with the beautiful Biscayne Bay as your backdrop. Please bring a mat and water bottle. September 8th and 15th, 9:30 am, Thalatta Estate. FREE!
Tri-Cities Mahjong Seniors Tournament
I f you're 55-plus and enjoy Mahjong, this is for you. The Village of Pinecrest is hosting a tri-cities tournament on September 18th at 10 am. A ten dollar entry fee and RSVP email is required. Pinecrest Community Center, 5855 SW 111th Street
Pinecrest, FL 33156.
ArtSouth Exhibit
Spend your Saturday evening enjoying the circular works of art from creator Richard Cohen. Perrine House at Palmetto Bay, September 21st at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments served. FREE!
Thalatta Estate 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!
In Case You Missed It...
Movie and Panel Discussion Tonight
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St. Thomas Lutheran Church will screen the documentary, "How Berlin got the Blues”, followed by a panel discussion from WW II veterans. Tonight at 6 pm. 17700 Old Cutler Rd.
Freebee Metrorail Shuttle to Launch September 19
- New, Earlier Time for Ribbon Cutting -
Palmetto Bay's new and popular Freebee program is expanding. Beginning September 19th, you can hop on a "Freebee" van to take you to the Dadeland South Metrorail station from Palmetto Bay Park, FREE. Two vans will be making both morning and evening scheduled runs. This Park & Ride program is in addition to the existing IBus shuttle program that departs from Holy Rosary-St. Richard's Church. Our other two Freebee vehicles will continue to offer free on-demand rides throughout the Village (download the "ride freebee" app, flag one down, or call for a ride at 305-397-5002).

We are the only municipality in Miami-Dade County allowed access to the bus transitway for our Park n' Ride programs. This provides a faster way to get to and from Metrorail. To welcome this new Freebee Shuttle system to the Village, please join us for a ribbon-cutting at Palmetto Bay Park on September 19th at 10:00 am. See you there!
Village Photo Contest for High School Students
We are looking for original, creative images of Palmetto Bay from students grades 9-12 who live in Palmetto Bay. The theme this year is "health", and we're seeking images that depict healthy active living in our community. Cash prizes! Click here for the  Photography Contest Rules.  Click here for the  Online Registration form.
Input from Parents and Families Requested
Please join us as we discuss the scope of a Joint Use Agreement between the Miami-Dade School Board and Palmetto Bay. What's it all about? Under a board-approved agreement, designated Village park sites and designated MDCPS sites (Howard Drive Elementary School and Coral Reef Elementary School), will be made available for use by each for recreational and educational purposes. Although the current agreement is only for CRE and HDE, the discussion will also include Southwood Middle School in anticipation of an agreement for that school.

Parents and families, we'd like to hear from you about it, so please plan to attend on Thursday night, September 26th at 6 pm, Village Hall,
Village Camp Counselor Gifted New Bike After Theft

Michael Rilo was a teen counselor for the Village's summer camp this year. A responsible, energetic, reliable, smart and just an overall great young man. Come rain or shine, he came to camp every single day on his bike. Towards the end of camp, his bike was stolen. With the Manager's approval, Parks & Recreation Director Fanny Carmona surprised him with the purchase of a new bike on August 6th . 
Children's Recreation
Click on any flyer below to learn more about recreational opportunities for children.
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