Miami Lakes

Miami Lakes hosts holiday toy drive through Dec. 12; annual Bike Rodeo on Saturday

The 2013 annual Bike Rodeo and Safety Day in Miami Lakes.
The 2013 annual Bike Rodeo and Safety Day in Miami Lakes. MIAMI HERALD FILE

Miami Lakes is hosting a toy drive for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Residents are encouraged to drop off unwrapped toys for children up to age 16 by Dec. 12 to the Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St. For more information, contact Gina Inguanzo at or 305-364-6100.

▪ The 16th annual Bike Rodeo & Safety Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot in front of the Miami Lakes Town Hall. The free event will include a helmet giveaway, along with bike safety information and demonstrations. For more information contact Clarisell DeCardenas at or 305-364-6100.

▪ The 14th annual Children's Holiday Storytelling event is set to take place 2 p.m. Sunday at the Main Street Playhouse, 6766 Main St.

Miami Lakes and the town's cultural affairs committee are presenting the free event, during which all attendees will receive books donated by Janet Marti, the director of Inspired 2 Think, and member of the town’s Education Advisory Board.

Miami Lakes residents with children under the age of 5 will have the opportunity to register for the free Imagination Library Program.

For more information about the event, or to learn more about the Imagination Library Program, visit or contact De Cardenas.

▪ Miami Lakes' annual Senior Holiday Social is set to place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Roberto Alonso Community Center at Royal Oaks Park, 16500 NW 87 Ave.

The free event, held by the town, along with the elderly affairs committee, will feature a holiday lunch, door prizes, raffles and entertainment. Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the event. The toys should be appropriate for children between the ages of 1 to 12 years old.

The deadline to make reservations and/or to arrange for transportation to the event, is Dec. 10.

For more information, to reserve a spot, or set up transportation, contact De Cardenas.