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07/14/2014 6:16 PM

07/14/2014 6:43 PM

Miami-Dade Parks

Fit2Play summer camps underway

Miami-Dade’s Fit2Play summer camps are underway through Aug. 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 31 Miami-Dade parks.

The programs are fully supervised and offer 7:30 a.m. early drop-off and 6 p.m. late pick-up options. Activities focus on fitness, nutrition and wellness, while developing an appreciation of nature, science and the cultural arts. Each day's session begins with homework help, during the school year, followed by Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids (SPARK) activities.

Fees range from $40 to $90 per week. Camps for children with disabilities are free. Transportation is available for an additional charge. Qualifying families can receive financial aid, including full scholarships, but must register and apply for assistance in person at their selected park.

For more information, visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/programs.asp.


Safety tips for stay-at-home kids

The Pinecrest Police Department will host the second Home But Not Alone Academy, an informal workshop that gives parents and children safety tips for children who stay home.

The free event will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pinecrest Community Center, 5855 Killian Dr.

Crime Prevention Unit Supervisor Sgt. Michael Gorsline will provide information on how to create a home safety plan and how to prepare your child to stay home alone along with take-home safety tips.

For more information, visit pinecrest-fl.gov.

Miami Beach

Museum explores ‘Vanitas: Fashion and Art’

The Bass Museum of Art’s exhibition, “Vanitas: Fashion and Art,” examines the theme of vanitas as expressed by avant-garde, ready-to-wear and haute couture fashion and contemporary artworks.

The exhibition continues through Sunday. Vanitas artworks usually incorporate particular types of imagery that allude to the transience of life, such as fruit, flowers, insects and mirrors.

The Bass Museum is at 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. For details, call 305-673-7530 or visit www.bassmuseum.org/art/vanitas-fashion-and-art/.

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