Thursday, May 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 possesses the lowest crime rate per 1,000 people in Broward County
Based upon the January through December 2012 County and Municipal Offense Data received from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Parkland (“City”) had the lowest crime rate per 1,000 people for Broward County. Parkland’s rate was 1.025 crimes per 1,000 residents. The next lowest crime rate was 1.640 crimes per 1,000 residents for Hillsboro Beach. Parkland attributes the low crime rate to limited commercial centers, the addition of law enforcement officers in the last year by the Parkland City Commission and a well-educated community.

Do Your Trees Need to Be Pruned This Year?
Parkland residents are urged to inspect their trees for hazardous conditions before a storm is threatening. That is what the City of Parkland is asking all residents to do to prepare their yards for the upcoming hurricane season. Consult with a Broward County licensed and insured tree trimmer and have your trees properly pruned to minimize tree and property damage. The City hopes to avoid what happened in prior years. A threatening hurricane spurs residents to aggressively cut back trees and shrubs, leaving piles of debris that the City cannot clear before the storm arrives. Under the City’s contract with Waste Management, pruning materials can be placed curb side during normal collection service. Additional information on this topic is located on the City’s web page at www.cityofparkland.org or for more information contact Brian Archer at (954) 757-4153 or barcher@cityofparkland.org.

City of Parkland Approves Reduced Building Permit Fees
The City Commission of Parkland approved reduction in building permit fees for permits that existing residents would typically apply for. Included in the adopted Ordinance was a reduction in the over the counter water heater and air conditioning permits, residential solar cell permits and garage door replacement. For more information please contact Steve Pizzillo, Building Official, at 954-757-4148.

Shred-A-Thon & Prescription Drug Take-Back Event
The Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland District will be hosting a Shred-A-Thon & prescription drug take-back event on Saturday, June 8th, from 9 a.m.-noon at Parkland City Hall (6600 University Dr). Participants will have the opportunity to shred information sensitive documents (limit of five boxes per car) & turn in their expired or unused medications for a $5 gift card (one per family while supplies last). Should you have any questions please call 954-753-5050.

National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 6th, from 6 .m. until 9 p.m., the Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland District will host its annual National Night Out celebration. National Night Out is an enjoyable program designed to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships with the goal of creating safer communities. Residents from Parkland and surrounding communities will be invited to view a variety of static displays from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Coral Springs Fire Rescue and the Florida Wildlife Commission. The event will take place in the parking lot of Parkland Commons/ Publix Shopping Center (8095 University Dr.).

City of Parkland T-shirt Design Contest
City of Parkland students ages 8-18 were invited to share their artistic talent and creativity with the community by entering a t-shirt design contest. Students created a design that emphasized the negative attributes of invasive exotic plants and raised awareness about the detrimental impacts invasive exotic plant species cause to native habitats. The winning design will be placed on t-shirts available to volunteers aiding in the removal of invasive exotic plants within the City. Three finalists have been chosen based on creativity, design and originality. The community now has the opportunity to vote on the winner. Click here to vote. 

Parkland Library Events

Adult Summer Reading Club Kick Off-“Groundbreaking Reads” and Literary Tea with Author Barbara Bixon
Saturday, June 1st 10:30am
Join Author Barbara Bixon, writing under the name of A R Alan, who has eleven published novels, award winning short stories and poetry. In her newest book, The Index Killer, Homicide Detective Catherine Delaney and her sexy, chauvinist partner Cody O'Dell are desperately trying to capture a killer before another petite young woman's body is found. Moving at breakneck speed, the thrilling intrigue and romantic tension will keep you fascinated and guessing. Register for the “Groundbreaking Reads” Summer Reading Club and receive a prize, read all summer and earn prizes along the way. Tea and refreshments served. Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the LibraryRegister here or call (954)757-4207.

Summer Reading Kick Off Show: Dig into Adventures with Geo Jane! (age 3 and up)
Tuesday, June 11th 3:30pm
Geo Jane takes children on a geological adventure full of stories, magic, comedy and audience participation. So lace up your boots and get ready to join Geo Jane as she takes you around the world! Starting June 11th, children ages 2 through 5th grade can register for the Parkland Library’s “Dig into Reading” Summer Reading Club. Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Calling All Teens Beneath the Surface!
Tuesday, June 11th 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venture “Beneath the Surface” to our Underground Teen Room. Teens can join other friends at the Parkland Library anytime between 5:30pm and 7:00pm to draw on our cave wall and create your own treat from the center of the earth. During your journey underground, register for the library’s “Beneath the Surface” Teen Summer Reading Club. Anyone who joins will get a prize and reading log. The more books you read this summer the more prizes you get! (Middle school and High School kids only) Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library. A Parkland Library card holder is required to participate. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Parks and Recreation Events

Summer Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 1st, 2013
8:00 – 10:00am
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

The City of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics are inviting all Parkland Families out to the Kid’s Fishing Derby at Pine Trails Park Fishing Pier on June 1, 2013 from 8:00-10:00am. Remember to bring your fishing poles, buckets, and bait! Each fish caught will be weighed and prizes will be awarded. This is a FREE event! For more information contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Pet Care Day
Saturday, June 1, 2013
10:00am – 2:00pm
“Barkland” Dog Park – 9245 Ranch Road

The City of Parkland is teaming up with the VCA and Broward County Animal Care and will be offering discounted rabies shots, pet licensing and chipping. Rabies shots are $15 and chipping is $20, cash only. For more information, contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Healthy Lifestyle Class
Wednesday June 5, 2013
1:00-2:00pm
City Hall-6600 University Dr

Parkland residents, please sign up for a free class to hear Dr. Thomas Morrison discuss common sports injuries of all kinds for adults of all ages. The doctor will share his advice on how to prevent injuries, how they occur and when to seek help. Registration is required. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Magic Show
Saturday June 8, 2013
10:00-11:00am
Pine Trails Amphitheater-10561 Trails End

Join us for a fun filled hour of magic as magician Gary Goodman shares his talents and dazzles the eye entertaining children of all ages. This event is FREE for all and will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 10-11am at the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater. Come and join in the fun! For more information please contact, Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Accepting Walk in Registration for Session A, B & Full Summer Only
Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5 - 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 is currently accepting walk in summer recreation applications. The camp location will be at Heron Heights Elementary School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 8:30AM-4:00PM 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 for Session A, B & Full Summer Only
Don’t get left out of the fun with your friends this summer! The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk in registration for Parkland Teen Camp. Parkland Teen Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 12-14 (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 9:00AM-3:30PM 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 tri-county 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.

Summer Camp Open House
Saturday, June 15, 2013
10:00am-1:00pm
Heron Heights Elementary School – 11010 Nob Hill Road

Westglades Middle School – 11000 Holmberg Road
The Parkland Summer Recreation Program will hold the Summer Camp Open House on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 10am-1pm. The location of the Kids Camp Open House will be held at Heron Heights Elementary School and the Teen Camp Open House will be held at Westglades Middle School. This is an opportunity to meet the camp counselors, pick up pertinent materials and get acquainted with the program. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

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Monday, May 20, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

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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 
 
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City Offices will be closed for Memorial Day Holiday
City of Parkland (“City”) offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Here's how City services are affected:
City Hall: Will be closed
Solid Waste and Recyclables: Will not be affected by the holiday. Operating under regular schedule.
Library: Will be closed.
Parks: Will be closed at 6:00pm.

Parks and Recreation Events

Senior Spelling Bee
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
10:00-11:30am
City Hall
6600 University Drive

Join us for a fun way to challenge your peers and keep you minds sharp during our Senior Spelling Bee on Thursday, May 30th from 10-11:30AM at City Hall. Test your word skills at this fun competition. Don’t want to compete? Come out and cheer your friends on! Prizes will be awarded. Registration is ongoing and the morning is free of charge for Parkland Residents ages 62 and older. For more information or to register for this program, please contact Melissa Soto at msoto@cityofparkland.org or 954-757-4120.

Summer Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 1st, 2013
8:00 – 10:00am
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

The City of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics are inviting all Parkland Families out to the Kid’s Fishing Derby at Pine Trails Park Fishing Pier on June 1, 2013 from 8:00am-10:00am. Remember to bring your fishing poles, buckets, and bait! Each fish caught will be weighed and prizes will be awarded. This is a FREE event! For more information contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Pet Care Day
Saturday, June 1, 2013
10:00am – 2:00pm
“Barkland” Dog Park – 9245 Ranch Road

The City of Parkland is teaming up with the VCA and Broward County Animal Care and will be offering discounted rabies shots, pet licensing and chipping. Rabies shots are $15 and chipping is $20, cash only. For more information, contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Healthy Lifestyle Class
Wednesday June 5, 2013
1:00-2:00pm
City Hall-6600 University Dr

Parkland residents, please sign up for a free class to hear Dr. Thomas Morrison discuss common sports injuries of all kinds for adults of all ages. He will share his advice on how to prevent them, how injuries occur and when to seek help. Registration is required. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Accepting Walk in Registration
Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5 - 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 is currently accepting walk in summer recreation applications. The camp location will be at Heron Heights Elementary School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 8:30AM-4:00PM 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 fun with your friends this summer! The City of Parkland is currently accepting walk in registration for Parkland Teen Camp. Parkland Teen Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 12-14 (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 9:00AM-3:30PM 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 tri-county 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.

Parkland Summer Camp Balance Payments Due
Balance payments are due for those currently registered for the Parkland Teen Camp and the Parkland Kids Camp. Payments may be made online, by mail or in person at the Parkland Amphitheater. Payments may be made by check, credit card, cash or money order. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougehrty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Library Events

Pinning, Tweeting, Connecting, Friending
Tuesday, May 21: 5:30 PM
The current trends in social networking including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin will be reviewed. Participants will create a profile or enhance their existing profile on their network of choice. In the City Hall Training Room. Register now.

Tales to Tails
Thursday, May 23rd 4:15pm
Come to the Parkland Library and read to Daisy, a therapy dog. 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.

Adult Summer Reading Club Kick Off-“Groundbreaking Reads” and Literary Tea with author Barbara Bixon
Saturday, June 1st 10:30am
Join Author Barbara Bixon, writing under the name of A R Alan, who has eleven published novels, award winning short stories and poetry. In her newest book, The Index Killer, Homicide Detective Catherine Delaney and her sexy, chauvinist partner Cody O'Dell are desperately trying to capture a killer before another petite young woman's body is found. Moving at breakneck speed, the thrilling intrigue and romantic tension will keep you fascinated and guessing. Register for the “Groundbreaking Reads” Summer Reading Club and receive a prize, read all summer and earn prizes along the way. Tea and refreshments served. Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

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Monday, May 13, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

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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

City of Parkland To Host The 3rd Annual Sunshine State Lacrosse Games
The Florida Sports Foundation is proud to present the 3rd Annual Sunshine State Lacrosse Games May 17th – 21st. The City of Parkland was awarded the honor of hosting this tournament following the success of this event for the last few years. The tournament will showcase some of the state’s top lacrosse players in Boys and Girls High School and Middle School divisions. Games will be played at Pine Trails Park and Terramar Park beginning Friday evening, May 17th and culminating with an awards ceremony at the Parkland Amphitheater on Sunday, May 21st. For more information please contact Terry Crowley at 954-304-5845.

Parkland Obtains Playful City Designation for the 6th Year in a Row!
To ensure children in their communities are active and healthy, two hundred seventeen (217) cities and towns across the country earned recognition as “2013 Playful City USA Communities". Hailing from 43 states, the 217 Playful City USA honorees range in size from seven-time honorees such as San Francisco and Spartanburg, S.C., to first-time recipient Ellsworth, Kan. (population: 3,100). These Playful City USA communities are making a commitment to play and physical activity by developing unique local action plans to increase the quantity and quality of play in their community. In the seventh year of the annual program, 16 Playful City USA communities received recognition for the seventh consecutive year, while 23 earned honors for the sixth time, 25 for the fifth time, 29 for the fourth time, 41 for the third time, 46 for the second time. KaBOOM! recognized 37 communities with their first Playful City USA designation. Parkland has received this honor six years in a row! KaBOOM! selected Parkland for its outstanding dedication to play. In September, Parkland will host P.L.A.Y (Parkland Loves Active Youth). This play day will celebrate play and provide education on active and healthy lifestyles, while also engaging citizens to assist with park maintenance and cleanup.

Parkland Library Events

eBook Website Enhancement
The Parkland Library's eBook website had a facelift with the implementation of Overdrive's Next Generation. New features include One-Step Checkout, OverDrive Read, and powerful discovery tools. The enhanced website is now available through the eBook Info Center at www.cityofparkland.org/library.

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. Register here or call 954 757-4207.

Film Viewing and Discussion
Saturday, May 18th 1:00pm
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (in honor of Jewish History Month)
A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Register here or call 954 757-4207.

Pretty Pastels Adult Art Class
Monday, May 20th 10:30am
Join art teacher, Barbara Frieberg as she demonstrates and teaches the art of pastel drawing. 
Participants will learn to draw and take home their own nature themed art. Registration is required. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Puppet Craft (age 7 and up)
Monday, May 20th 3:30pm
It’s Spring at the Parkland Library. Create your own springtime animal puppet and bring it to life using our puppet stage and your imagination. Then make a bird nest cupcake as your snack. Registration is required. 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 - 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 be at Heron Heights Elementary School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 8:30AM-4:00PM 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 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 12-14 (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 9:00AM-3:30PM 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 tri-county 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.

Parkland Summer Camp Balance Payments Due
Balance payments are due for those currently registered for the Parkland Teen Camp and the Parkland Kids Camp. Payments may be made online, by mail or in person at the Parkland Amphitheater. Payments may be made by check, credit card, cash or money order. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougehrty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Senior Trip and Class Registration
Monday, May 13th, 2013
8:00AM
July 2013th Trip and Class

Adults 50 and older, if you are interested in signing up for the July 2013th trip to The University of Miami Campus tour and Alamo Historical Hospital (Cost $15.00) or our upcoming CPR Training Course (FREE for 62 and up) please call on May 13th at 8:00AM at 954-757-4122 to be placed on the list. **Please note, this phone number is to sign up for trips and classes only, if you have any questions please contact Melissa Soto at msoto@cityofparkland.org or 954-757-4120.

Adult Open Lawn Croquet
Wednesday May 15, 2013
10:00–11:30AM
Pine Trails Park
10555 Trails End

Join other adults at our last game of Croquet of the season on Wednesday, May 15th from 10:00- 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 at msoto@cityofparkland.org or 954-757-4120.

Magic Show with Jonathan Black
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
2:30-3:30PM
Aston Gardens
5999 N University Drive

Parkland residents 62 and older are welcome to join the residents of Aston Gardens for a fun filled hour of magic presented by Jonathan Black. For more information please contact Melissa Soto at msoto@cityofparkland.org or 954-757-4120.

Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Thursday, May 16, 2013
7:00-8:00PM
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 creating programs and experiences you would like to see offered in Parkland for teens. This program is free of charge and 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 ccrossin@cityofparkland.org or 954-757-4113.

Family Bingo Bight
Friday, May 17, 2013
7:00-8:00PM
YMCA Family Center
10559 Trails End

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 refreshments will be provided. There is no cost and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 75 participants. For more information please contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Senior Spelling Bee
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
10:00-11:30AM
City Hall
6600 University Drive

Join us for a fun way to challenge your peers and keep you minds sharp during our Senior Spelling Bee on Thursday, May 30th from 10:00AM-11:30AM at City Hall. Test your word skills at this fun competition. Don’t want to compete? Come out and cheer your friends on! Prizes will be awarded. Registration is ongoing and the morning is free of charge for Parkland Residents ages 62 and older. For more information or to register for this program, please contact Melissa Soto at msoto@cityofparkland.org or 954-757-4120.

Also, don’t forget to visit us on the web at www.cityofparkland.org for more information about any of the above or future special events and programs.

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Monday, May 6, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

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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 TO HOLD FINAL STRATEGIC PLANNING SESSION
The City of Parkland City Commission invites you to attend the City's wrap up Strategic Planning Session to be held on May 14, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00pm at the Parkland Library located at 6620 University Drive, Parkland, Florida. The City Commission along with its consultant, Lyle Sumek, will finalize the work plan priorities 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.

City of Parkland’s Audit is Clean for a Second Year in a Row!
Florida State Statute requires a financial audit and examination be made of the accounts and financial affairs of every municipal within the state at least once a year. The City of Parkland hired auditors, Nowlen, Holt & Miner, P.A., to perform this review. A presentation was made to the City Commission on May 1st. According to the independent auditors, the City received an unqualified opinion on its annual financial audit where it was found that the City's financial statements present fairly, the City's financial condition and are in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles applied on a consistent basis. The annual audit also includes favorable Compliance and Internal Control reports as required by Government Auditing Standards. For the second year in a row, there were no comments received from the Auditor which he stated at the meeting is very unusual and something that the City should be extremely proud of. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Morando, Finance Director, at nmorando@cityofparkland.org or 954 757-4123.

Parkland Library Events

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. Win a tree! 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 Daisy, a therapy dog. 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, May 11th 10:00am to 1:00pm
The book fair will be held in the Library Lobby. Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library

Digital Photo Editing
Saturday, May 11: 10:30 AM
Do you take pictures but can only look at them on the screen of your camera? In this workshop, learn how to upload photos from your camera to your computer and learn to crop, fix red-eye and other basic photo editing techniques. In the City Hall Training Room. Register now.

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. Register here or call 954 757-4207.

Understanding eBooks
Saturday, May 18th 10:30 AM
Tired of paying for the eBooks you read on your Kindle, iPad or Nook? Learn the basics of eBooks and how to check out free eBooks from the Library and download them onto your eReader device. Bring your eReader and your library card. In Library Meeting Room. Register now.

Pretty Pastels Adult Art Class 
Monday, May 20th 10:30am
Join art teacher, Barbara Frieberg as she demonstrates and teaches the art of pastel drawing.
Students will learn to draw and take home their own nature themed art. Registration is required. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Puppet Craft (age 7 and up)
Monday, May 20th 3:30pm
It’s Spring at the Parkland Library. Create your own springtime animal puppet and bring it to life using our puppet stage and your imagination!  Then make a bird nest cupcake as your snack. Registration is required. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Social Networking: Facebook and More
Tuesday, May 21st 5:30 PM
The current trends in social networking including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin will be reviewed. Participants will create a profile or enhance their existing profile on their network of choice. In the City Hall Training Room. Register now.

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 - 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 be at Heron Heights Elementary School for all sessions and the hours of operation are from 8:30AM-4:00PM 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 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 12-14 (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 9:00AM-3:30PM 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 tri-county 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.

Parkland Summer Camp Balance Payments Due
Friday, May 10, 2013
Balance payments are due for those currently registered for the Parkland Teen Camp and the Parkland Kids Camp. Payments may be made online, by mail or in person at the Parkland Amphitheater. Payments may be made by check, credit card, cash or money order. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougehrty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.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. The class is open to adults 21 years of age and older, is free of charge and open to Parkland Residents only. Game time is 10:00-11:30AM. 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.

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. This club encourages an overall positive fitness level and quality of life. We will meet on Friday, May 10th at 9AM by the park’s main entrance. Participants meet twice a month at one of our beautiful local parks in Parkland. Participants are also encouraged to walk on their own and keep 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.

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

The City of Parkland and the Law Offices of McFarlane & Dolan are proud to announce Night Moves coming to the Parkland Amphitheater located in Pine Trails Park on May 11, 2013 from 7:00-8:30PM. The food trucks will be on site and begin serving food at 6:00PM. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to join your fellow 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.

Senior Trip Outing Registration
Monday May 13, 2013
8:00AM
Call 954-757-4122 NEW!

Attention Residents and Non Residents ages 50 and older. If you are interested in participating in the July trip to tour the University of Miami campus and the Alamo Historical Hospital Museum, registration begins on May 13th at 8:00AM sharp. The fee for this trip is $15 per person and includes tours, bus transportation and snack. Lunch is on your own. Please call the NEW registration hotline at 954-757-4122. For more information please contact Gerri Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org.

Adult Open Lawn Croquet
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
10:00–11:30AM
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End

Join other adults in this fun game on Wednesday, May 15 from 10:00-11:30AM 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.

Magic Show-Jonathan Black
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
2:30-3:30PM
Aston Gardens
5999 N University Dr.

Parkland residents 62 and older are welcome to join the residents of Aston Gardens for a fun filled hour of magic presented by Jonathan Black. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Teen Advisory Group Meeting
Thursday, May 16, 2013
7:00-8:00PM
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 creating programs and experiences you would like to see offered in Parkland for teens. This program is free of charge and 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.

Family Bingo Bight
Friday, May 17, 2013
7:00-8:00PM
YMCA Family Center - 10559 Trails End

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 refreshments will be provided. There is no cost and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Pre-registration is required and is limited to 75 participants. For more information please contact, Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

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