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To the Middle Ages
What: Kings, knights, damsels, jesters, jugglers, archers, and a knighting ceremony delight your little time traveler.
Why: Surely you joust.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Camelot Days Medieval Festival, Topeekeegee Yugnee Park, 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood (305-661-0425).
Wink Boutique Opens
What: The previously online-only source has unveiled a storefront.
Why: Nursery furnishings, toys, clothes, and free personalizations.
When: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 2570 NE Miami Gardens Dr., North Miami Beach (305-793-0180).
Children’s Alley at Miami Book Fair International
What: Storytelling, puppetry, favorite literary characters, and fun informational tents on things like gardening, safety, and health.
Why: Get book smart.
When: Fri., 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, NE 3rd St., at NE 2nd Ave., Miami (305-237-3258).
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