It’s a clean start.
Miami-Dade Coastal Cleanup
What: Volunteers (you!) spend the morning ridding local waters (Elliott Key, Crandon Park, Kennedy Park) of litter and debris in the international effort sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy.
Why: You’re more inclined to adopt a beach than a highway.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-noon.
Where: See participating sites here.
Free Physique 57 Classes
What: Workout using the ballet barre, dumbbells, and your own weight, followed by stretching to lengthen and tone.
Why: Wildly popular in L.A. and NYC, the fad is making a one-day stop in Miami.
When: Thurs., 4:30, 6 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: Green Monkey, 1827 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach (305-397-8566). Sign up here.
Through the Eyes of a Haitian Child
What: In June, Friends of the Orphans volunteers handed cameras to children living in Port-au-Prince’s tent cities, which ultimately resulted in this photo gallery that captures postearthquake life through their personal lens.
Why: The org operates the only free pediatric facility in the country and an orphanage that is home to 350 abandoned kids in Haiti.
When: Opening reception, Fri., 7-10 p.m. Regular hours, Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: MOCA, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami (305-893-6211). Admission is free.
Fin Opens for Lunch
What: Restaurateur Jonathan Eismann’s Nantucket-inspired seafood restaurant is now complete with a more affordable midday menu.
Why: A $25 prix fixe, apps starting at $6, and entrees at $14 (like the famous fish and chips).
When: Tues.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 4029 N. Miami Ave., Design District (305-227-2378).
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