Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; David Rosenoff , Vice Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; Stacy Kagan, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young 

City News

Parkland Awarded Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
The City of Parkland has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the current budget from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and represents a significant achievement by the City. This is the 6th year the award has been presented to the City. The award reflects the commitment of the Parkland governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. To receive the budget award, the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the City’s budget serves as: a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.

Not only did the City of Parkland receive the Distinguished Budget Award this year but the City also received the Special Capital Recognition award. This distinction is awarded to governments who receive outstanding ratings in categories relating to capital expenditures and the impact of the capital investments on the City’s operating budget.

Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories, and the 14 mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual or department designated as being primarily responsible for its having achieved the award. This was presented to the City’s Finance Department.

City of Parkland and BSO to Hold Shred-A-Thon
The City of Parkland and Broward County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Shred-a-Thon on June 8, 2013 at the City of Parkland Public Safety Building located at the City Hall Complex on the corner of Holmberg Road and University Drive. The event will be from 9:00am to noon. The Shred-A-Thon provides residents with a safe way to dispose of their personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and any other paperwork that contains sensitive information. The service is free of charge. There’s a limit of five boxes per person. For more information on the Shred-A-Thon, please call (954) 831.8902 or visit www.sheriff.org .

BSO Prevents Possible Burglaries
On April 24th @ 2:00 am deputies arrested three individuals for vehicle burglaries in the Sable Pass Community. These individuals admitted to going into the community for one purpose; to enter unlocked vehicles and stealing items left inside. Property from the burglaries was recovered from the individuals. We want to remind residents to lock their cars at night and not to leave anything visible inside. As always report any suspicious activity or in progress crimes immediately by dialing 911.

Parkland Library Events

Knit N Knowledge
Monday, May 6th 10:30am
Want to learn how to knit? Here’s your pass to knitting class! Join others at the Parkland Library as we learn the basics of knitting! New beginners should arrive early at 10:00am and will need to bring two size 8 knitting needles and 2 worsted weight yarns. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Family Wildlife Gardening
Monday, May 6th 3:30pm
William Mohler, Environmental Superintendent will teach families how important it is to have a wildlife habitat garden and how to create one. After a short lesson families will get hands-on experience when they help to replant and refresh the library’s wildlife garden. Refreshments will be served. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Tales to Tails
Thursday, May 9th 4:15pm
Come to the Parkland Library and read to Leyna or Daisy, therapy dogs from Progressive Paws. This program is developed to encourage independent reading and increase reading fluency. Each child can read for about 5 minutes. This program is for children 5 to12 years old. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Celebrate Children’s Book Week with Splat the Cat
Wednesday, May 15th 4:00pm
Celebrate Children’s Book Week at the Parkland Library! Meet Rob Scotton’s famous storybook character, “Splat the Cat”! Join Splat for fun stories, songs and laughs. Don’t forget to bring your camera. (Ages 3 and up) A Parkland Library card is required to register. To register here visit or call 954 757-4207.


Parks and Recreation Events

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration –Accepting Walk in Registration
Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5 to 11 (kindergarten through grade 6). Children must be five years of age by June 17, 2013 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland has begun accepting walk in summer recreation applications. The camp location will take place at Heron Heights Elementary School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:00-8:30am and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30pm. The program consists of sports, arts & crafts, games, special on-site activities, and field trips. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses two to three days per week to facilities located in the tri county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Accepting Walk in Registration
Don’t get left out of the summer fun with your friends this summer. The City of Parkland has begun accepting walk in registration for Parkland Teen Camp Parkland Teen Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 12 to 14 (grades 7-9). Children must have completed the sixth grade to be eligible for the program. The camp will take place at Westglades Middle School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:30-9:00am and in the afternoon from 3:30-5:00pm. The program is a Teen Travel Camp. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses four to five days per week to facilities located in the tricounty area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, amusement parks, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Healthy Lifestyle Class: Brown Bag Checkup
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
1:00-2:00pm
City Hall Activity Room - 6600 University Drive

This program will be held one Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. These free classes are conducted by Tunies Natural Grocery & Vitamin Supercenter. Learn the approaches to stay healthy – hormone balance, exercise, proper rest, food choices, and how to stay mentally active and pain free. Advanced Registration Required. This class will be held at the Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive, Parkland. For more information please contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4142 or email msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Adult Lawn Bocce
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
10:00-11:30am
Pine Trails Park - 10555 Trails End

This class is held the first Tuesday of each month through May. This class is open to adults 21 years of age and older. This class is free of charge and is open to Parkland Residents only. Game time is 10:00AM-11:30AM. Experience is not required. Advance registration is required. Class size is limited. For more information please contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4120 or email msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Night Moves (Bob Seger tribute)
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater – 10555 Trails End
7:00pm – 8:30pm

The City of Parkland and the Law Offices of McFarlane & Dolan are proud to announce the Night Moves and food trucks will be coming to the Parkland Amphitheater located in Pine Trails Park on April 20, 2013 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. The food trucks will be on site and begin serving food at 6:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to join your parrot head friends and neighbors for this spectacular FREE family event and performance. No tents, pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed within the park. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Recreation Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Pet Photo Contest
Application due Thursday, May 3, 2013
Residents, do you think you have the cutest pet in Parkland? Then enter their photo in the City's contest! Photos and application are due by Thursday, May 3, 2013 at 5pm. Judging will be done by City Employees and by the public. Public voting will be done one the City's website. Anyone can vote. Voting will be Monday, May 6th until Thursday, May 9th. To enter in the contest, you must be a Parkland resident. Please visit www.cityofparkland.org for the application and rules. For more information, please contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4113 or at ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Family BINGO Night
Friday, May 17, 2013
7pm - 8pm
YMCA Family Center

Are you ready to jump up and shout BINGO! This is your chance to enjoy the game of bingo with your entire family, neighbors and friends! Snacks and Drinks will be provided. Must pre-register and space is limited to 75 people. MUST REGISTER EACH INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT!!! Registration ends May 16, 2013. Registration can be done online on webtrac or in person at the Parkland Amphitheater. This event is FREE and open to Parkland residents only. For more information contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

The Parkland Walkabouts
Friday, May 10, 2013
9:00am
6 Acre Wood Park – 6060 Hillsboro Blvd.

Parkland Residents ages 50 and up are invited to join The Parkland Walkabouts Club on to encourage an overall positive fitness level and quality of life on Friday, May 10th at 9am. Participants will meet twice a month at one of our local beautiful parks in Parkland. Participants are also encouraged to walk on their own and keeping track of their steps as they will be rewarded for their participation. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or
msoto@cityofparkland.org.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; David Rosenoff , Vice Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; Stacy Kagan, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young 
 
Parkland Library

Exam Proctoring
Does your online class require that your exams be proctored? The Parkland Library is available to proctor examinations for students. Exam materials can be sent to the Library prior to the scheduled exam date. There is a service fee for Parkland residents of $10 per exam and the non-resident fee is $20 per exam. Contact the Library at library@cityofparkland.org in advance to schedule.

Arbor Day Tree Planting at the Library
Friday, April 26th 3:30pm
Come to the Parkland Library and help plant a tree for Arbor Day! The City of Parkland is pleased to announce an event to recognize and observe Arbor Day and the City’s impressive 20 consecutive years as a Tree City USA member. After the tree planting, children are invited to celebrate the planting with a special tree story, song and craft. Refreshments will be served. Arbor Day is observed throughout the nation and has been a special day set aside for planting trees since 1872. The event will be held at The Parkland Library garden, located at 6620 University Drive. Parkland, FL 33067. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Go Birding in Parkland
Saturday, April 27th 9:00am
Discover the birds of Parkland. William Mohler, Parkland’s Environmental Superintendent will lead a bird watching event at Parkland’s Parkside Trailhead. Bring your binoculars, ID books and water. The bird watching will start at the Southeast corner of the park and head north along the trail that runs along the east side of the property. Participants should park in the north end of the Parkland Town Center shops located at 6600 Parkside Drive Parkland, FL 33067. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Tales to Tails
Thursday, April 25th 4:15pm
Come to the Parkland Library and read to Leyna or Daisy, therapy dogs from Progressive Paws. This program is developed to encourage independent reading and increase reading fluency. Each child can read for about 5 minutes. This program is for children 5 to12 years old. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Parks and Recreation Events

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration –Accepting Walk in Registration
Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5 to 11 (kindergarten through grade 6). Children must be five years of age by June 17, 2013 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland has begun accepting walk in summer recreation applications. The camp location will take place at Heron Heights Elementary School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:00-8:30am and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30pm. The program consists of sports, arts & crafts, games, special on-site activities, and field trips. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses two to three days per week to facilities located in the tri county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Accepting Walk in Registration
Don’t get left out of the summer fun with your friends this summer. The City of Parkland has begun accepting walk in registration for Parkland Teen Camp Parkland Teen Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 12 to 14 (grades 7-9). Children must have completed the sixth grade to be eligible for the program. The camp will take place at Westglades Middle School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:30-9:00am and in the afternoon from 3:30-5:00pm. The program is a Teen Travel Camp. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses four to five days per week to facilities located in the tricounty area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, amusement parks, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Senior Program Health Screenings
Tuesday April 23, 2013
10:00AM-12:00PM
City Hall, 6600 University Drive

Participants at this event will be screened for cholesterol, glucose, blood sugar and bone density courtesy of Baptist Health South Florida. Registration is required and is space is limited. For more information please contact, Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

The Little River Band and Firework Show
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater – 10555 Trails End
7:00pm – 9:00pm

On, Saturday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. the Little River Band will perform live on stage at the Parkland Amphitheater. During their career they have sold more than 25 million records and have had 13 American Top 40 hits. "Reminiscing", has been recognized by BMI as one of the most frequently played songs in the history of American radio, with more than four million plays. "Lady" has also accumulated more than three million plays. A wide variety of food trucks will be back by popular demand to meet all of your dining needs beginning at 6:00 p.m. Following the performance will be a dazzling fireworks display sure to delight residents of all ages. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to join your neighbors for this spectacular FREE family event and performance. No tents, pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed within the park. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Recreation Specialist, at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Tri City Classic Car Show and Car Ride
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Equestrian Center – 8350 Ranch Road
10:00am – 3:00pm

The Cities of Parkland, Tamarac and Coral Springs are all celebrating their 50th Anniversaries in 2013. In an effort to celebrate with all three municipalities there will be a Tri-City Classic Car Show and Car Ride taking place on Sunday, April 28th. The event will begin in Tamarac as the elected officials from all three cities will participate in a parade, riding in classic cars through Tamarac, Coral Springs and end at the Parkland Equestrian Center. Once at the Equestrian Center there will be a classic car show presented by the Parkland Historical Society from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For more information or to register your car, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-757-4105.

Pet Photo Contest
Application due Thursday, May 3, 2013
Residents, do you think you have the cutest pet in Parkland? Then enter their photo in the City's contest! Photos and application are due by Thursday, May 3, 2013 at 5pm. Judging will be done by City Employees and by the public. Public voting will be done one the City's website. Anyone can vote. Voting will be Monday, May 6th until Thursday, May 9th. To enter in the contest, you must be a Parkland resident. Please visit www.cityofparkland.org for the application and rules. For more information, please contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4113 or at ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Family BINGO Night
Friday, May 17, 2013
7pm - 8pm
YMCA Family Center

Are you ready to jump up and shout BINGO! This is your chance to enjoy the game of bingo with your entire family, neighbors and friends! Snacks and Drinks will be provided. Must pre-register and space is limited to 75 people. MUST REGISTER EACH INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANT!!! Registration ends May 16, 2013. Registration can be done online on webtrac or in person at the Parkland Amphitheater. This event is FREE and open to Parkland residents only. For more information contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; David Rosenoff , Vice Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; Stacy Kagan, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young  

City News

New Collaborative Learning Space at the Library
An ideal place for groups to meet for study and project preparation, it’s perfect for students - teens and adults. With the large screen monitor you can use the computer provided or plug in your own laptop and collaborate, share, demonstrate, or just work big. Located in the Library’s Teen Spot Room, the space includes collaboration oriented workspace and seating, related technology, and whiteboard. Reserve the new Collaborative Learning Space for your group or for more information, email library@cityofparkland.org.

City of Parkland Announces “Environmentally Possible” Poster Contest Winner
The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department held an Earth Day Poster Contest for 4th and 5th grade students with the theme of “Environmentally Possible”. Students were asked to submit posters which were judged on creativity, artwork and best use of the theme. William Olson, a 4th grade student from Park Trails Elementary School, was the winner and recipient of a pizza party for his class. Congratulations to William and to all of the students who participated in the contest!

Parkland Library Events

Late Fee Discounts - National Library Week
There’s no reason to hold onto those overdue items any longer or to avoid the Library because of charges on your account. In the tradition of National Library Week, current patrons are eligible for an extra special discount on late fees.
• Available from April 15 to April 30.
• Come in to the Library and ask us to review your account.
• Or visit the Library website to submit a late fee discount request. We will review your account and reply to you via email.

The Parkland Library invites all residents to visit during National Library Week, which begins April 15. Check out your beautiful Library, meet the friendly and knowledgeable staff, get information on the many Library services or attend a workshop. During the week, cultural, technology, early literacy, and environmental programs are offered.

Chinese Culture and Bilingual Storytime (age 5 and up)
Tuesday, April 16th 4:15pm
Kathy Yang, a native Mandarin speaker and teacher will present a family program about Chinese Culture and language including bilingual stories in Mandarin and English. Learn to write some Chinese letters and numbers. Register here or call (954)757-4207

Estate Planning and Elder Law
Thursday, April 18th 6:30pm
Would you know what to do? Estate and Long Term Care Planning: If you or a loved one became ill or required long term care, are you adequately protected? Presented by Elder Law Associates. For registration, call the Parkland Library (954) 757-4207

Beginning Birding with Paddy Cunnigham-Pascatore of Broward Audubon Society
Saturday, April 20th 11:00am
Are you interested in becoming a “bird watcher” or just want to know how to identify birds in our area? Join Paddy Cunningham-Pascatore for a “birding class”. She has been a professional Naturalist in South Florida for more than 23 years. For the last 20 years her classes “Tools and Advanced Tools for Better Birding” have focused on a 10 path approach to increasing your speed and ability to identify birds. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Arbor Day Tree Planting at the Library
Friday, April 26th 3:30pm
Come to the Parkland Library and help plant a tree for Arbor Day! The City of Parkland is pleased to announce an event to recognize and observe Arbor Day and the City’s impressive 20 consecutive years as a Tree City USA member. After the tree planting, children are invited to celebrate the planting with a special tree story, song and craft. Refreshments will be served. Arbor Day is observed throughout the nation and has been a special day set aside for planting trees since 1872. The event will be held at the Parkland Library garden, located at 6620 University Drive. Parkland, FL 33067. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Go Birding in Parkland
Saturday, April 27th 9:00am
Discover the birds of Parkland. William Mohler, Parkland’s Environmental Superintendent, will lead a bird watching event at Parkland’s Parkside Trailhead. Bring your binoculars, ID books and water. The bird watching will start at the Southeast corner of the park and head north along the trail that runs along the east side of the property. Participants should park in the north end of the Parkland Town Center Shops located at 6600 Parkside Drive Parkland, FL 33067. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Parks and Recreation Events

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Spots filling quickly!
Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5 to 11 (kindergarten through grade 6). Children must be five years of age by June 17, 2013 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland has begun accepting registration for Parkland Kids Camp for residents and for non-residents. The camp location will take place at Heron Heights Elementary School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:00-8:30am and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30pm. The program consists of sports, arts & crafts, games, special on-site activities, and field trips. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses two to three days per week to facilities located in the tri county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Spots filling quickly!
Don’t get left out of the summer fun with your friends this summer. The City of Parkland has begun accepting registration for Parkland Teen Camp for residents and for non-residents. Parkland Teen Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 12 to 14 (grades 7-9). Children must have completed the sixth grade to be eligible for the program. The camp will take place at Westglades Middle School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:30-9:00am and in the afternoon from 3:30-5:00pm. The program is a Teen Travel Camp. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses four to five days per week to facilities located in the tricounty area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, amusement parks, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Adult Open Lawn Croquet
Wednesday April 17, 2013
10:00am – 11:30am
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

Join other adults in this fun game on Wednesday, April 17th from 10:00am to 11:30am in Pine Trails Park. Participants need to wear flat shoes. The activity limited to 15 participants. Register on WebTrac. There is no fee for this activity. This activity is for Parkland residents only. For more information, contact Melissa Soto msoto@cityofparkland.org 954-757-4120.

Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 2013
7:00pm -8:00pm
Parkland City Hall – 6600 University Drive

Join the City of Parkland Teen Advisory Group (TAG) sponsored by Marrecau and Rodriguez Orthodontics and become a leader in your community and create programs and experiences you would like to see offered in Parkland for teens. This program is free of charge and is offered to students 13-18 years of age. Community service hours are earned for all time spent at meetings and volunteer opportunities will be available. This is a free program. For more details, contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

50th Anniversary Family Carnival
Friday, April 19, 2013 – Sunday, April 21, 2013
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End
Friday, April 19, 2013 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, April 20, 2013 2pm – 10pm
Sunday, April 21, 2013 12pm – 6pm

To celebrate the City of Parkland’s 50th Anniversary, the City will host its first ever Family Carnival from April 19th – 21st at Pine Trails Park. One of the most respected carnival companies will bring in rides for children from ages 3 to 18. In addition to the exciting rides, carnival goers will be able to treat themselves to classic carnival food as well as test their skills in all their favorite midway games. Tickets and wrist bands will be available for purchase. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Recreation Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

The Caribbean Chillers (a Jimmy Buffet tribute)
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater – 10555 Trails End
7:00pm – 8:30pm

The City of Parkland and the Law Offices of McFarlane & Dolan are proud to announce the Caribbean Chillers and food trucks will be coming to the Parkland Amphitheater located in Pine Trails Park on April 20, 2013 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. The food trucks will be on site and begin serving food at 6:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to join your parrot head friends and neighbors for this spectacular FREE family event and performance. No tents, pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed within the park. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Recreation Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

City of Parkland Farmer’s Market
Sunday, April 21st, 2013
9:00am to 1:00pm
Equestrian Center; 8350 Ranch Road

Join the City of Parkland for our last Farmer’s Market of the season on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Equestrian Center. Activities will include a free bounce house, face painting for the kids, a cash raffle and a free shopping bag and a big thank you to our Sponsor Mercantil Commercebank and so much more! Over 100 vendors will be selling everything from fresh produce, plants and delicious gourmet foods. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist, at 954-757-4120 or email msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Senior Program Health Screenings
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
10:00AM-12:00PM
City Hall, 6600 University Drive

Participants at this event will be screened for cholesterol, glucose, blood sugar and bone density courtesy of Baptist Health South Florida. Registration is required and is space is limited. For more information please contact, Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

The Little River Band and Firework Show
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater – 10555 Trails End
7:00pm – 9:00pm

On, Saturday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. the Little River Band will perform live on stage at the Parkland Amphitheater. During their career they have sold more than 25 million records and have had 13 American Top 40 hits. "Reminiscing", has been recognized by BMI as one of the most frequently played songs in the history of American radio, with more than four million plays. "Lady" has also accumulated more than three million plays. A wide variety of food trucks will be back by popular demand to meet all of your dining needs beginning at 6:00 p.m. Following the performance will be a dazzling fireworks display sure to delight residents of all ages. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to join your neighbors for this spectacular FREE family event and performance. No tents, pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed within the park. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Recreation Specialist, at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Tri City Classic Car Show and Car Ride
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Equestrian Center – 8350 Ranch Road
10:00am – 3:00pm

The Cities of Parkland, Tamarac and Coral Springs are all celebrating their 50th Anniversaries in 2013. In an effort to celebrate with all three municipalities there will be a Tri-City Classic Car Show and Car Ride taking place on Sunday, April 28th. The event will begin in Tamarac as the elected officials from all three cities will participate in a parade, riding in classic cars through Tamarac, Coral Springs and end at the Parkland Equestrian Center. Once at the Equestrian Center there will be a classic car show presented by the Parkland Historical Society from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For more information or to register your car, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-757-4105.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; David Rosenof, Vice Mayor;  Christine Hunschofsky, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; Stacy Kagan, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young  

City News

PARKLAND TO HOLD STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION
The City of Parkland City Commission invites you to attend the City's annual Strategic Planning Session to be held on April 13, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00pm and April 14, 2013 from 8:00am to noon at the Parkland Library located at 6620 University Drive, Parkland, Florida. The City Commission along with its consultant, Lyle Sumek, will create a work plan for the next year. Residents will be entitled to listen to the City Commission as they discuss various issues at the session. More detailed information can be obtained from the City Manager’s Office by calling 954-753-5040 or by e-mailing ljeudy@cityofparkland.org.

Vice Mayor and Deputy Vice Mayor Appointed
At their April 3rd City Commission meeting, the City of Parkland’s Vice Mayor and Deputy Vice Mayor titles have changed hands. The Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Commissioner David Rosenof as the Vice Mayor and Commissioner Christine Hunschofsky as the Deputy Vice Mayor. The titles, which are rotating, will last until November of this year.

City of Parkland Appoints Board Members
The City of Parkland (“City”) City Commission at their April 3rd meeting made appointments to the three (3) City Boards – Planning and Zoning, Parks and Recreation and Education Advisory. The following residents were appointed: Planning and Zoning – Lynne Fenoglio, J. Sebastien Gros, Dominick Peri, Gina Stephens, Murray Zweig, Larry Litow, Mario Mangone, Adam Dalvia and George Silver, Parks and Recreation – Howard Wyner, Stephen Ross, Lynda Rusinowski, Carey Merzlicker, Phil Thornberg, Steven Brown, Kendall Day, William Hicks, and JC Meeroff and Education Advisory – Nicolas Steffens, Robert Marks, Andrea Beckerman, Laurie Steinberg, Kristina Stein, Robert Mayerson, Paula Magram, Richard French and Doug Kruse. Congratulations to all appointed and a warm and heartfelt thankful for those who have served in the past!

Parkland Library Events

Come to the Library for National Library Week
The Parkland Library invites all residents to visit during this annual event which begins April 15. Check out your beautiful Library, meet the friendly and knowledgeable staff, get information on the many Library services or attend a workshop. During the week, cultural, technology, early literacy, and environmental programs are offered.
In the tradition of National Library Week, current patrons will be offered a special discount on late fees. There’s no reason to hold onto those overdue items any longer or to avoid the Library because of charges on your account. Contact library@cityofparkland.org or visit www.cityofparkland.org/library for more information.

Do you need to brush up on your Word, Excel or PowerPoint skills?
The Parkland Library is offering Microsoft Office instruction during the month of April. Word, Excel and PowerPoint classes will be held in the City Hall Training Room on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 PM. Also a new workshop, Advanced Excel, is scheduled for Saturday April 27 at 10:30 AM. Visit the Library website for more information and to register.

Coffee Bar and Used Book Fair
Saturday, April 13th 10:00am
The book fair will be held in the Library. Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library

Chinese Culture and Bilingual Storytime (age 5 and up)
Tuesday, April 16th 4:15pm
Kathy Yang, a native Mandarin speaker and teacher will present a family program about Chinese Culture and language including bilingual stories in Mandarin and English. Learn to write some Chinese letters and numbers. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Beginning Birding with Paddy Cunnigham-Pascatore of Broward Audubon Society
Saturday, April 20th 11:00am
Are you interested in becoming a “bird watcher” or just want to know how to identify birds in our area? Join Paddy Cunningham-Pascatore for a “birding class”. She has been a professional Naturalist in South Florida for more than 23 years. For the last 20 years her classes “Tools and Advanced Tools for Better Birding” has focused on a 10 path approach to increasing your speed and ability to identify birds.    Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Film Viewing and Discussion: The Big Year (In Honor of Earth Day)
Saturday, April 20th 1:00pm
Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson form "a comic dream team" in this smart, funny comedy. Looking to shake up their routine lives, three amateur bird watchers compete to become the ultimate "birder" by spotting the greatest number of species within a single calendar year. But the friendly rivalry soon turns into a hilariously complicated cross-country adventure as each man begins to realize that the quest for success comes at a price - and that's not chicken feed! Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Parks and Recreation Events

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Spots filling quickly!
Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5 to 11 (kindergarten through grade 6). Children must be five years of age by June 17, 2013 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland has begun accepting registration for Parkland Kids Camp for residents and for non-residents. The camp location will take place at Heron Heights Elementary School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:00-8:30am and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30pm. The program consists of sports, arts & crafts, games, special on-site activities, and field trips. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses two to three days per week to facilities located in the tri county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Spots filling quickly!
Don’t get left out of the summer fun with your friends this summer. The City of Parkland has begun accepting registration for Parkland Teen Camp for residents and for non-residents. Parkland Teen Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 12 to 14 (grades 7-9). Children must have completed the sixth grade to be eligible for the program. The camp will take place at Westglades Middle School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:30-9:00am and in the afternoon from 3:30-5:00pm. The program is a Teen Travel Camp. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses four to five days per week to facilities located in the tricounty area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, amusement parks, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Creative Kids Crafts – Mother’s Day Craft
Friday, May 3, 2013
Registration Begins Monday, April 15, 2013
Parkland City Hall Activity Room - 6600 University Drive
3:30pm – 4:30pm

The Parks and Recreation is offering Craft Activities for children ages 7-11. This class is free of charge to Parkland residents only. May’s Kids Craft will be a Mother’s Day Craft. Registration is at the Parkland Amphitheater or can be done online through WebTrac. Registration starts on Monday, April 15, 2013. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist, at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org .

Workshop for Baby Boomers
Saturday, April 13
9:00AM – 2:00pm
Parkland City Hall – 6600 University Drive

The City of Parkland and Encore Connect are presenting a free workshop title “Re-Imagine Your Future” to help figure out your interests, strengths and dreams and put them into action through volunteering. The class will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 9:00am-2:00pm. This class is free of charge for both residents and non-residents born in 1946 through 1964. There will be a $10.00 fee for all others that would like to attend. The class will be held at the Parkland City Hall Activity Room. Advance registration is required. This class is limited to 40 participants. For more information please contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4120 or email msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Adult Open Lawn Croquet
Wednesday April 17, 2013
10:00am – 11:30am
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

Join other adults in this fun game on Wednesday, April 17th from 10:00am to 11:30am in Pine Trails Park. Participants need to wear flat shoes. The activity limited to 15 participants. Register on WebTrac. There is no fee for this activity. This activity is for Parkland residents only. For more information, contact Melissa Soto msoto@cityofparkland.org 954-757-4120.

Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 2013
7:00pm -8:00pm
Parkland City Hall – 6600 University Drive

Join the City of Parkland Teen Advisory Group (TAG) sponsored by Marrecau and Rodriguez Orthodontics and become a leader in your community and create programs and experiences you would like to see offered in Parkland for teens. This program is free of charge and is offered to students 13-18 years of age. Community service hours are earned for all time spent at meetings and volunteer opportunities will be available. This is a free program. For more details, contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

50th Anniversary Family Carnival
Friday, April 19, 2013 – Sunday, April 21, 2013
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End
Friday, April 19, 2013 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, April 20, 2013 2pm – 10pm
Sunday, April 21, 2013 12pm – 6pm

To celebrate the City of Parkland’s 50th Anniversary, the City will host its first ever Family Carnival from April 19th – 21st at Pine Trails Park. One of the most respected carnival companies will bring in rides for children from ages 3 to 18. In addition to the exciting rides, carnival goers will be able to treat themselves to classic carnival food as well as test their skills in all their favorite midway games. Tickets and wrist bands will be available for purchase. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Recreation Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

The Caribbean Chillers (a Jimmy Buffet tribute)
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater – 10555 Trails End
7:00pm – 8:30pm

The City of Parkland and the Law Offices of McFarlane & Dolan are proud to announce the Caribbean Chillers and food trucks will be coming to the Parkland Amphitheater located in Pine Trails Park on April 20, 2013 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. The food trucks will be on site and begin serving food at 6:00pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to join your parrot head friends and neighbors for this spectacular FREE family event and performance. No tents, pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed within the park. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Recreation Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

The Little River Band and Firework Show
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater – 10555 Trails End
7:00pm – 9:00pm

On, Saturday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. the Little River Band will perform live on stage at the Parkland Amphitheater. During their career they have sold more than 25 million records and have had 13 American Top 40 hits. "Reminiscing", has been recognized by BMI as one of the most frequently played songs in the history of American radio, with more than four million plays. "Lady" has also accumulated more than three million plays. A wide variety of food trucks will be back by popular demand to meet all of your dining needs beginning at 6:00 p.m. Following the performance will be a dazzling fireworks display sure to delight residents of all ages. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to join your neighbors for this spectacular FREE family event and performance. No tents, pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed within the park. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Recreation Specialist, at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Tri City Classic Car Show and Car Ride
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Equestrian Center – 8350 Ranch Road
10:00am – 3:00pm

The Cities of Parkland, Tamarac and Coral Springs are all celebrating their 50th Anniversaries in 2013. In an effort to celebrate with all three municipalities there will be a Tri-City Classic Car Show and Car Ride taking place on Sunday, April 28th. The event will begin in Tamarac as the elected officials from all three cities will participate in a parade, riding in classic cars through Tamarac, Coral Springs and end at the Parkland Equestrian Center. Once at the Equestrian Center there will be a classic car show presented by the Parkland Historical Society from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For more information or to register your car, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-757-4105.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; Mark Weissman, Vice Mayor; David Rosenof, Commissioner; Christine Hunschofsky, Commissioner; Stacy Kagan, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young 

Parks and Recreation Events

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Spots filling quickly!
Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5 to 11 (kindergarten through grade 6). Children must be five years of age by June 17, 2013 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland has begun accepting registration for Parkland Kids Camp for residents and for non-residents. The camp location will take place at Heron Heights Elementary School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:00-8:30am and in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30pm. The program consists of sports, arts & crafts, games, special on-site activities, and field trips. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses two to three days per week to facilities located in the tri county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, museums, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Spots filling quickly!
Don’t get left out of the summer fun with your friends this summer. The City of Parkland has begun accepting registration for Parkland Teen Camp for residents and for non-residents. Parkland Teen Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 12 to 14 (grades 7-9). Children must have completed the sixth grade to be eligible for the program. The camp will take place at Westglades Middle School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM with extended hours available in the morning from 8:30-9:00am and in the afternoon from 3:30-5:00pm. The program is a Teen Travel Camp. Field trips are taken aboard air-conditioned motor coach buses four to five days per week to facilities located in the tricounty area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, amusement parks, etc. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Creative Kids Crafts – Spring Time Craft
Friday, April 5, 2013
Registration Continues
Parkland City Hall Activity Room - 6600 University Drive
3:30pm – 4:30pm

The Parks and Recreation is offering Craft Activities for children ages 7-11. This class is free of charge to Parkland residents only. April’s Kids Craft will be a Spring Time Craft. Registration is at the Parkland Amphitheater or can be done online through WebTrac. For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist, at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org .

Adult Lawn Bocce
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
10:00-11:30am
Pine Trails Park - 10555 Trails End

This class is held the first Tuesday of each month through May. This class is open to adults 21 years of age and older. This class is free of charge and is open to Parkland Residents only. Game time is 10:00AM-11:30AM. Experience is not required. Advance registration is required. Class size is limited. For more information please contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4120 or email msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Healthy Lifestyle Class: Naturally Healthy
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
1:00-2:00pm
City Hall Activity Room - 6600 University Drive

This program will be held one Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. These free classes are conducted by Tunies Natural Grocery & Vitamin Supercenter. Learn the approaches to stay healthy – hormone balance, exercise, proper rest, food choices, and how to stay mentally active and pain free. Advanced Registration Required. This class will be held at the Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive, Parkland. For more information please contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4142 or email msoto@cityofparkland.org.

The Parkland Walkabouts
Friday, April 5, 2013
9:00am
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

Parkland Residents ages 50 and up are invited to join The Parkland Walkabouts Club on to encourage an overall positive fitness level and quality of life. Participants will meet twice a month at one of our local beautiful parks in Parkland. Participants are also encouraged to walk on their own and keeping track of their steps as they will be rewarded for their participation. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or
msoto@cityofparkland.org.

City of Parkland Farmer’s Market and Environmental Fair
Sunday April 7th, 2013
9:00am to 1:00pm
Equestrian Center; 8350 Ranch Road

Join the City of Parkland for our next Farmer’s Market and Environmental Fair on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Equestrian Center. Activities will include a bounce house, petting zoo and face painting for the kids, a cash raffle and a free shopping bag, thanks to our Sponsor Mercantil Commercebank and so much more. In honor of Earth Day, the market will have additional vendors who are selling, promoting and handing out information that is environmentally friendly for your homes and businesses. Don’t forget to stop by your favorite vendor’s booths for items such as, fresh produce, flowers, herbs, fresh baked breads, jams, dips and more! For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist, at 954-757-4120 or email msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Adult Horseshoes
Monday, April 8, 2013
10:00-11:30am
Pine Trails Park - 10555 Trails End

This class is held the second Monday of each month through May. This class is open to adults 21 years of age and older. This class is free of charge and is open to Parkland Residents only. Game time is 10:00AM-11:30AM. Experience is not required. Advance registration is required. Class size is limited. For more information please contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4120 or email msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Workshop for Baby Boomers
Saturday, April 13
9:00AM – 2:00pm
Parkland City Hall – 6600 University Drive

The City of Parkland and Encore Connect are presenting a free workshop title “Re-Imagine Your Future” to help figure out your interests, strengths and dreams and put them into action through volunteering. The class will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 9:00am-2:00pm. This class is free of charge for both residents and non-residents born in 1946 through 1964. There will be a $10.00 fee for all others that would like to attend. The class will be held at the Parkland City Hall Activity Room. Advance registration is required. This class is limited to 40 participants. For more information please contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4120 or email msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Library Events

Microsoft Office Classes
The Parkland Library is offering Microsoft Office instruction during the month of April. Classes are held in the City Hall Training Room.
• Microsoft Word on Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 PM
• Microsoft Excel on Tuesday, April 16 at 5:30 PM
• Microsoft PowerPoint on Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 PM
• Microsoft Excel Advanced on Saturday April 27 at 10:30 AM
Visit the Library website for more information and to register.

All Booked Up Book Group
Saturday, April 6th 10:30am
In Honor of Earth Day, Read and Discuss:
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. Register here or call (954)757-4207

Tales to Tails
Thursday, April 11th 4:15pm
Come to the Parkland Library and read to Leyna or Daisy, therapy dogs from Progressive Paws. This program is developed to encourage independent reading and increase reading fluency. Each child can read for about 5 minutes. This program is for children 5 to12 years old. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Coffee Bar and Used Book Fair
Saturday, April 13th 10:00am
The book fair will be held in the Library Lobby. Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library

Chinese Culture and Bilingual Storytime (age 5 and up)
Tuesday, April 16th 4:15pm
Kathy Yang, a native Mandarin speaker and teacher will present a family program about Chinese Culture and language including bilingual stories in Mandarin and English. Learn to write some Chinese letters and numbers. Register here or call (954)757-4207

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