City of Coral Gables Community Recreation - February 2021
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Welcome to the month of love!
The City of Coral Gables is one of the most romantic places due to its inviting architecture, blooming nature, and relaxing neighborhood parks. The Community Recreation Department invites you to share your love for parks by joining us for one of the following events or activities this month:
Public Meeting on Granada Golf Course Rain Shelters
The Community Recreation Department is hosting a Public Meeting via Zoom to present the conceptual design for the replacement of the Granada Golf Course rain shelters on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The proposed design will be available for community input from Feb. 1 through March 2, 2021 at www.gablesrecreation.com/ParksProjects. Please submit your comments via email to ParksProjects@coralgables.com.
It’s a Daddy & Daughter Dinner Luau
This event has been transformed this year into a Daddy & Daughter Dinner Luau. It’s all happening on Saturday, Feb. 6, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Venetian Pool, 2701 DeSoto Blvd. Cost is $50 per person, which includes a welcome and take-home gift, keepsake invitations, dinner/desert, souvenir photo, and table games and crafts. Exclusively for Coral Gables residents. Sorry, no dancing, dessert table or mixed table seating. Table limit of up to four people per family. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Let's Find Romance Under the Stars
Join us this Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14 for a night of fun and romance at the historic Venetian Pool. The Polynesian themed Lover’s Luau takes place from 6-10 p.m. for adults ages 21 and over (proof of age will be verified at the door). Cost is $75 per person or $150 per couple, which includes a three-course meal, and a souvenir photo. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Farmers Market Continues every Saturday

Enjoy the great Florida weather and come every Saturday to the Coral Gables Farmers Market, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the corner of Miracle Mile and LeJeune Road. Your favorite vendors will be selling fresh fruits and vegetables, prepared foods, baked goods, flower, plants and more. Please remember to wear a facemask while visiting the Farmers Market.
Watch Toy Story 4 Under the Gables Moonlight

On Saturday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m. the movie Toy Story 4 will be shown outdoors Under the Gables Moonlight at William H. Kerdyk Jr. and Family Park, 6611 Yumuri St. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Cost is $10 per family pod of up to four people.
Coming up:
  • March 20: Beauty and the Beast (animated) at Phillips Park
Venetian Pool Opens Tuesdays thru Sundays

Through March 29, the Venetian Pool is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Children must be a minimum of 3 years of age and 38 inches tall to enter the facility. Patrons must wear facemasks other than when swimming. Reservations must be made in advance. For additional info, email us at vpinfo@coralgables.com.
Take the Midwinter Challenge


From now until Feb. 15, we invite you to take the Midwinter Challenge, a fun and free community race. Gather your friends and neighbors to complete a series of missions like answering trivia questions to earn points and win a fabulous prize. Must be a resident to win. Download the Actionbound App onto your mobile device. Winners will be notified by Feb. 19.
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Play for All: Join the Zoomwork Club
Homework Club is going virtual — We understand that some families aren’t ready for in-person activities yet, so we are offering the same services, with the same staff, via Zoom. PLAY for All is offering one-on-one virtual homework support that uses games and activities tailored to each child’s individual interests to supplement academic learning. Each 30-minute session is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Cost is $15 for residents; $25 for non-residents.
Dance is Universal via Zoom

Children ages 6 to 10 with and without disabilities are invited to learn dance moves and make new friends through a new program lead by a Spectrum Dance Certified instructor. Spectrum Dance was developed for children with Autism and other disabilities to include them in the arts community. This program, available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., will give all participants the gift of self-expression through dance and music, while assisting with sensory integration, and behavioral challenges. Cost is $45 for residents; $55 for non-residents.
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Deaf & Hard of Hearing Family Sign Language Classes via Zoom

This lowkey sign language class taught by a deaf adult is designed exclusively for families of children with hearing loss. Classes are available on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom. This program is exclusively for families with deaf or hard of hearing children up to 12-years old. The program is limited to five families. Cost is $20 for a session of four classes. To register, first create a household account on www.playgables.com and then email us at PlayForAll@coralgables.com to verify eligibility for the class.
Join us for Fitness Fridays in the Park 

Come to Salvadore Park, 1120 Andalusia Ave., every Friday at 10 a.m. from Feb. 5-26, to enjoy a Pilates class for adults ages 50+. Be sure to bring a mat, water, towel and wear a facemask. Cost is $10 for residents; $12.50 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required. Limited spots are available.
Love to Stay Healthy and Fit 

The Adult Activity Center continues to offer a series of monthly Zoom fitness classes for adults 50+ that will help you stay healthy and fit. Free classes such as Pilates, line dance, Life in Motion, total body conditioning, Zumba, chair Tai Chi, and body & brain yoga are available daily.
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Tennis Pro of the Month: Zoran Radosevic
Congratulations to our very own Zoran Radosevic, tennis professional at Salvadore Park and William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Centers. He was recently honored as the 2020 United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA ) Florida Miami District 13 Pro of the Month for December. Thank you for continuing to elevate the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches in the City Beautiful.
Youth Center Indoor Basketball Update
Please note that access to the indoor basketball gym will be limited until April 15 due to our Children's Basketball League taking place on the courts. The days and times for access are as follows:
  • Monday and Wednesdays: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., 8-9 p.m. (gym will be closed from 6-8 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (gym will be closed from 6-9 p.m.) 
Our Gables, Our Parks
Catalonia Park is a 0.31-acre park located at 807 Catalonia Avenue. Two giant concrete turtles adorn the park replicating a similar decorative turtle that existed in the original homesite. Climbing blocks of oolite stone and natural boulders offer playtime essentials for kids. Adults can rest and socialize on a decorative round bench below the shade of a few spectacular flowering Cassia bakeriana trees. Stately Live Oak trees provide a mature canopy, highlighted by landscape illuminations at night. Other park plantings include stoppers, coontie, wild coffee, wart fern, and jasmine.
Happening in March:

Gables Bike Day: Details coming soon!