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For Immediate Release:
February 28, 2013

Media Contact:
Cathy Guerra

Spring Star Party Returns to the Fruit & Spice Park


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Astronomy buffs are invited to the Spring Star Party on Friday, March 22, 201,3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fruit and Spice located at 24801 SW 187 Avenue in Homestead. 

Organized by the Southern Cross Astronomical Society and the Fruit and Spice Park, this free event occurs one day following the "Vernal Equinox" and will feature a moonlight tram tour of the park, campfire and a petting encounter with the Rare Arctic Wolf.  The Southern Cross Astronomical Society will have hi-tech telescopic equipment to guide patrons through an exploration of the stars.  Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs, and their own marshmallows to roast over the campfire.  Food & Drinks will be available for purchase.

Admission is free. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, please call the Fruit & Spice Park at 305-247-5727.

About the Fruit and Spice Park
Fruit & Spice Park, operated by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, grows more than 500 varieties of sub-tropical fruits, herbs, spices, vegetables and nuts from around the world on 39 lush acres in the agricultural Redland. The park offers daily botanical tours, fruit tasting and naturalist led workshops. For more information, please visit, or call 305-247-5727.

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-755-7848.

Who: Redland Fruit & Spice Park

What:Spring Star Party

When: March 22, 2013, 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Where:Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Avenue
Homestead, FL, 305-247-5727



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