The Amernet String Quartet, formed in 1991 while its founding members were students at the Juilliard School, is a highly acclaimed ensemble. The group, in residence at FIU since 2004, has performed across the United States as well as in Japan, Korea, Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, Romania, Switzerland and Mexico.
For more information on the Winter Jewish Music Concert, contact Mason at 305-772-6890 or email Robert S. Glazier at www.JewishConcert.org.
The Woman’s Club of Homestead will celebrate its long and rich history with an open house tea, from 2 to 4 p.n. on Dec. 1, at its clubhouse, 17905 SW 292nd St. The event will also focus on Homestead’s centennial celebration. Established in 1914, the Woman’s Club of Homestead has played an important role in the community.
The tea is free and open to the public.
The Miami Science Museum debuted its Hurricanes exhibit on Nov. 24 in an effort to help the public learn what it takes to predict, prepare for and protect against a hurricane. The project is in collaboration with State Farm and Florida International University.
The exhibit activities include climbing inside a full-scale P-3 hurricane hunter aircraft to experience what it’s like for pilots to fly through a swirling storm. You will also be able to test your skills against an impending disaster with the exhibit’s Hurricane Preparedness game, and you will be able to design, build and test a model house against hurricane-force winds. There will also be a 20-foot-long display case featuring artifacts from the 1992 Hurricane Andrew.
Admission to the exhibit is included with regular museum admission, adults $14.95; students with valid ID, seniors and children ages 3-12, $10.95. Admission is free for MiaSci members and children under 3. The museum is at 3280 S. Miami Ave. for more information call 305-646-4200 or visit, www.miamisci.org.
Dick and Kathleen Konicek-Morgan will present, "The Everglades: Through the Eyes of Explorers, Exploiters, and One Often Overlooked Preservationist," on Dec. 3, at the Bea Peskoe Lunchtime Lecture series, at the Capri Restaurant at 935 N. Krome Ave. in Florida City.
In their presentation, the Konicek-Morgans will tell the stories of the people who ventured into the Everglades; what they found and sometimes stole, and eventually, how one man helped fight to preserve it.
Dick Konicek-Morgan is a professor emeritus from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology and a doctorate from Columbia University. He has been a volunteer in the Everglades National Park for the past 12 years. Over the years, Konicek-Morgan developed a personal interest in Ernest Coe, often referred to as the "Father of the Everglades." He will speak about Coe’s leading role in the creation of the Everglades National Park in 1947.
Kathleen Konicek-Morgan is also a retired professor, who has an avid interest in plants. She is an award-winning botanical illustrator who has been featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions. She has also been a volunteer at the park for the past 12 years, the last nine of which have been devoted to botany. She is currently working on an exhibit about botanical exploration in the park that will appear in 2013, at the Ernest Coe Visitor Center.