Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Children’s Trust Family Expo, Free Admission, Sunday, August 24, 2013 at Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition

The Children’s Trust Family Expo
Sunday, 08/24/2013

10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition
10901 Coral Way ,
Miami, Florida 33165


 Cost: FREE

The Children’s Trust 2013 Family Expo, will host its seventh annual, FREE, all-day festival to provide parents with direct access to educational, health and social services, in a fun and festive atmosphere. Already the largest free event of its kind in our community, with record crowds exceeding 20,000 in previous years, more than 250 displays are featured in two exhibit halls showcasing information about after-school programs, vaccinations, programs for children with special needs, Pre-K registration, KidCare and much more. Each hall also offers two stages packed with entertainment and theatrical presentations of beloved children’s stories, face painting, balloon sculptures, stilt walkers, magicians, and character greetings, including Nickelodeon’s Dora, Diego, Ronald Mcdonald and Curious George. The Children’s Trust will also give away free gifts to the first 1,000 children.

Additional Event Highlights:
• “Five A Day, the Baptist Health Way”, Baptist Health will provide a fresh produce giveaway and a cooking demonstration.
• A Book Fair & Reading Area featuring the latest in children’s fiction as well as old classics.
• Read to Learn Book Club presented by the Miami-Dade Family Learning Partnership, offering discounted books for kids and enrollment in The Read to Learn Book Club.
• Read to Learn Stage featuring storytelling and performances of well-known children’s stories and books.
• Expo Greenhouse, led by teachers from The Education Fund’s “Plant a Thousand Gardens” Nutrition Initiative. Edible gardening workshops teach children how to grow their very own vegetable or herb plant. Each child who participates in the workshop will be able to take home their own seedling.
• Interactive, creepy-crawly bug adventure at the Wacky Wild Science Area.
• Family Pet Corner featuring a petting zoo with different animals.
• Chess tournaments by Stormont Kings.
• Experience Aviation’s Barrington Irving, the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo, provides aviation simulators for school-age children and youth.
• Indoor Sports Fun Zone T-ball and speed pitching practice presented by the Miami Marlins, as well as tennis and martial arts demonstrations.
• Outdoor Recreation Area showcasing rock climbing walls and elaborate bounce houses.