Friday, June 28, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

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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

City of Parkland Holds One City Commission Meeting in July
The City of Parkland scheduled in the month of July only one City Commission meeting. Due to the July 4th Holiday and fear that residents may miss the opportunity to hear or attend the July 3rd meeting should they be out of town, the City Commission specifically schedule the July City Commission meeting to be held on July 10th starting at 7:00pm in the City Commission Chambers at Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 954 753-5040.

Parkland Receives Acknowledgement from State regarding Quigley Park Concession Building
Governor Scott has congratulated the City of Parkland for Quigley Park Concession Building on Parkside Drive being one of only twenty-two (22) food service establishments in the State of Florida for not having any safety or sanitation violations within the past year during inspections by the State of Florida.

City of Parkland Awards Additional Money for Sodding
On June 19, 2013, the City of Parkland (“City”) City Commission approved additional money for Mullings Engineering (“Mullings”) to removal and install sod on City sports fields. Mullings has already started work at Terramar Park by replacing the entire sod on Fields A and B. To allow time for the sodding to take, these fields will be closed until the beginning of August. Once done Mullings will move to Fields 2, 3 and 4 at Pine Trails where they will replace a portion of the fields. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Archer, Public Works Director at barcher@cityofparkland.org or 954 757-4119.

Parks and Recreation Events

Family Bingo Night
Friday, August 2, 2013
7:00-8:00PM
YMCA Family Center, 10559 Trails End
Registration begins today - Monday, June 24, 2013

Are you ready to jump up and shout BINGO? This is your chance to enjoy the game of Bingo with your entire family, friends and neighbors! Snacks and refreshments will be provided. There is no cost and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 75 participants. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Dinner and a Show
Saturday, August 17, 2013
6:00-9:00PM
YMCA Gymnasium, 10559 Trails End

Cost: $35 per person, $60 per couple, $225 per table of 8
Adults 21 and older, join us for dinner a fun filled evening of entertainment including comedic genius Carl Guerra, the music styling’s of Michael Matone and his 3-piece band and comedic magician Gary Goodman. The evening is generously sponsored by Baker, Zimmerman and Perez. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Parkland Amphitheater located at 10561 Trails End. Tickets, dinner choice and seating arrangements are available on the day of ticket purchase. Space is limited! For more information please contact Melissa Soto Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

4th of July Bike Parade
Thursday, July 4, 2013
9:00-11:00AM
Terramar Park, 6575 NW 75th Drive

The City of Parkland is on a roll as it celebrates the 4th of July with our annual Bike Parade! Be sure to decorate your bikes, scooters, strollers and yourselves in a nice patriotic red, white and blue theme. Prizes will be given to those best decorated in different age categories. Cookies and cold water will be served free of charge. This event is open to all ages and registration is required on the day of the event. For more information, please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End

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. All sessions of camp are located at Heron Heights Elementary School and the hours of operation are 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 information, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
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, 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. All sessions of teen camp will take place at Westglades Middle School and the hours of operation are 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. Teen Camp is a travel program. 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 Individual Week Registration
On going
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
The City of Parkland is now accepting registrations for individual weeks for both the Parkland Teen Camp and Parkland Kids Camp. Registration can be done at the Parkland Amphitheater from 8:00AM-5:00PM. Spaces are limited in both camp programs. Individual weeks for residents are $175 and for non-residents, $200.

Parkland Library Events

Mixed Up Crafts and Cookies (age 7 and up)
Thursday, June 27th 2:00pm
Dig through an assortment of fun crafts and tasty cookies then listen to some great stories. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Parkland Library’s "Dig into Reading" Summer Reading Club
Every child age 2 years through 5th grade will receive a “goodie bag” for registering for the library’s “Dig into Reading!” Summer Reading Club. The children keep a reading log of books they have read to earn prizes all summer. The more books you read the more prizes you get! Sponsored byParkland Friends of the Library. A Parkland Library card is required to participate. www.cityofparkland.org/library

Parkland Library’s “Beneath the Surface” Teen Summer Reading Club 
Join our summer reading club and get free stuff! Read the books on your summer reading list or read whatever you want. What to do: Register at the Parkland Library and get a gift and reading log. Read one book, bring in your log and get a prize. Check out more books, read more and get more prizes. Turn in your completed reading log (six books total) by August 14 and you could win a grand prize too. Take a break this summer and visit the Parkland Library. (Middle School & High School) Sponsored by Parkland Friends of the Library. A Parkland Library card is required to participate.www.cityofparkland.org/library

Adult Summer Reading Club -“Groundbreaking Reads”
Register for the “Groundbreaking Reads” Adult Summer Reading Club and receive a reading log and prize. Keep reading all summer long, bring your log back in and earn prizes along the way. Keep your reading log and bring it to the “End of Summer Best Brunch’ on Saturday, August 3rd at 10:30 am where you share all your favorite summer “reads” with others. Enter your reading log for the grand prize drawing. Register online here or call (954)757-4207 for more info. Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

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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

Parkland Library Events

Just learning to use a computer?
If you are just learning or need to brush up on the basics, the Parkland Library has a series of classes that are just for you. Meeting at 10:30 AM over two weeks, the course covers everything a beginner needs to know, including the internet and email. Call (954) 757-4200 or come by the Library to register for one class or all four.
Wednesday and Friday mornings, June 19, 21, 26 and 28 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Jurassic Parts: Ice Age Rampage (age 7 and up)
Wednesday, June 19th 3:30 pm
Jurassic Parts will teach children about the animals that roamed Florida long ago and why these animals are no longer found. Children will be able to see and touch a wide selection of genuine and replica fossils of animals such as Saber Cats, Mastodons and Mammoths and other animals. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Summer Storytime Registration
June 19th – June 23rd
Online registration will enable you to register your child for storytime on a first come, first serve basis through our website. The website is www.cityofparkland.org/library. Your Parkland Library card is required in order to register. Registration is limited to one class per child. Registration will begin on June 19th at 8:30am. You will receive an email informing you that your child is in the class or on a wait list by June 28. For further assistance, call (954)-757-4207.

Tales to Tails
Thursday, June 20th 3:00pm
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.

Estate Planning and Elder Law
Thursday, June 20th 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 Howard Krooks of Elder Law Associates. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Touch a Fire Truck Storytime Event (age 3 and up)
Tuesday, June 25th 3:30pm
Do you love fire trucks? Come to the Parkland Library for a fun filled afternoon of fire truck stories and songs. Meet a real firefighter from the Coral Springs Fire Department and explore a real fire truck too. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Mixed Up Crafts and Cookies (age 7 and up)
Thursday, June 27th 2:00pm
Dig through an assortment of fun crafts and tasty cookies then listen to some great stories. Parkland Library card required to register. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Parks and Recreation Events

Lite Jazz with Carlos Hutchins
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
2:30-3:30PM
Aston Gardens, 5999 N University Drive

Parkland residents 62 and older are invited to join the residents of Aston Gardens for an enjoyable hour of lite jazz performed by Carlos Hutchins. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Senior Program: Geocaching
Thursday, June 20, 2013
10:00-11:00AM
Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive

Parkland residents 62 and older are welcome to participate in a Geocaching Class. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Registration can be done over the phone or at the Parkland Amphitheater. For more information, contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.com.

Sundae’s in the Park
Sunday, June 23, 2013
11:00AM-1:00PM
Terramar Park, 6575 NW 75th Drive

The City of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics welcome all Parkland residents to this fantastic event in which FREE ice cream will be served in the park. This event will be delicious fun for all ages! For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

4th of July Bike Parade
Thursday, July 4, 2013
9:00-11:00AM
Terramar Park, 6575 NW 75th Drive

The City of Parkland is on a roll as it celebrates the 4th of July with our annual Bike Parade! Be sure to decorate yourselves, your bikes, scooters and strollers in a nice patriotic red, white and blue theme. Prizes will be given to those best decorated in different age categories. Cookies and juice will be served free of charge. This event is open to all ages and registration is required on the day of the event. For more information, please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

Dinner and a Show
Saturday August 17, 2013
6:00-9:00PM
YMCA Gymnasium, 10559 Trails End
Cost: $35 per person, $60 per couple, $225 per table of 8

Adults 21 and older, please join us for dinner and a fun filled evening of entertainment including comedic genius Carl Guerra, the music stylings of Michael Matone and his 3-piece band and comedic magician, Gary Goodman. This great event is sponsored by Baker, Zimmerman and Perez, Attorneys at Law. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Parkland Amphitheater located at 10561 Trails End. Dinner choices and seating arrangements are available at the time of purchase. Space is limited so get yours today! For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
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. All sessions of camp are located at Heron Heights Elementary School and the hours of operation are 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 information, contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
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, 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. All sessions of teen camp will take place at Westglades Middle School and the hours of operation are 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. Teen Camp is a travel program. 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 Individual Week Registration
On going
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
The City of Parkland is now accepting registrations for individual weeks for both the Parkland Teen Camp and Parkland Kids Camp. Registration can be done at the Parkland Amphitheater from 8:00AM-5:00PM. Spaces are limited in both camp programs. Individual weeks for residents are $175 and for non-residents, $200.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013
Tags:   Parkland FL City Newsletter

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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

Mosquitoes Season is Here!
Parkland's rainy season is upon us and each day the humidity increases as well - making a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. We offer the following tips to residents to help reduce the local mosquito population:

• destroy or dispose of cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that can collect and hold standing water, which promotes breeding

• repair leaky pipes

• install screens on rain barrels and openings to water tanks or cisterns

• empty water from boats

• scrub and change water in vases holding flowers or cuttings twice each week, or grow cuttings in sand

• clean clogged roof gutters and drain flat roofs

• scrub and change water in bird baths twice weekly; empty watering areas of pets and chickens daily

• fill holes in trees with sand or mortar, or drain or spray them as required

• stock fish pools or lily ponds with minnows, which devour mosquito larvae

Experts suggest residents keep doors and windows closed, stay indoors at dusk and dawn, dress in long-sleeved and light colored clothing when in a known mosquito infested area, and apply insect repellent containing DEET sparingly to clothing and skin.

When necessary, Broward County Mosquito Control sprays areas of the County by truck and/or plane, based on the volume of requests received from residents. To request mosquito spraying service, visit www.broward.org and click MOSQUITO SERVICES under Online Services, or call 954-765-4062.

Parkland Library Events

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.

Father’s Day Storytime (ages 2 and up)
Wednesday, June 12th 6:30pm
Bring your dad, grandpa, or uncle for stories, songs and a special craft just for him! Parkland Library card required to register. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Geocaching: A How to Class ( Fun for the Whole Family)
Thursday, June 13th 3:30pm
Learn how to geocache at the library! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. The only necessities are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the cache! We will get outdoors and find the geocache near the library! The City of Parkland Geocache Challenge will begin on June 13 with this Geocaching class and end on August 13. All families who complete the challenge will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a handheld GPS. Get outdoors and geocache! This challenge is for Parkland residents only. Registration required. Register here or call 954 757-4207.

Learn Computer Basics
Wednesday and Friday mornings, June 19, 21, 26 and 28 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
If you are just learning to use a computer or need to brush up on the basics, the Parkland Library has a series of classes that are just for you. Meeting at 10:30 AM over two weeks, the course covers everything a beginner needs to know, including the internet and email. Call (954) 757-4200 or come by the Library to register for one class or all four.

Parks and Recreation Events


United States Tennis Federation Summer Camp
The United States Tennis Federation Summer Camp held at Terramar Park is for all junior level players of all abilities. The camp is designed to help students improve their tennis skills while having fun. Each day the teaching staff will emphasize tennis fundamentals, strategy and sportsmanship. Players will be carefully grouped by camp director on the basis of skill and age.
Tournament Squad Boot Camp will consist of physical conditioning, match play, drills and classroom strategy sessions.
For more information click here or call 561-674-2291.

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Accepting Walk in Registration for Session A, B & Full Summer Only
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
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
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
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 Individual Week Registration
On going
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End

The City of Parkland will begin registering for individual weeks for both the Parkland Teen Camp and Parkland Kids camp on Monday, June 3. Registration will be held at the Parkland Amphitheater from 8AM-5PM. Spaces are limited for both camp programs. Individual weeks for residents are $175 and for non-residents $200.

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.

Lite Jazz-Carlos Hutchins
Wednesday, June 19, 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 an enjoyable hour of lite jazz performed by Carlos Hutchins. For more information please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org.

Senior Program – Geocaching
Thursday, June 20, 2013
10:00 – 11:00AM
Parkland City Hall, 6600 University Drive

Parkland residents 62 and older are welcome to participate in a Geocaching Class. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to fund the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Registration can be done over the phone or at the Parkland Amphitheater. For more information, contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.com.

Sundae’s in the Park
Sunday, June 23, 2013
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Terramar Park, 6575 NW 75th Drive

The City of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics welcome all Parkland residents to this fantastic event in which FREE ice cream will be served at Terramar Park on June 23, 2013 from 11:00am till 1:00pm. This FREE event promises to be fun for all ages! For more information please contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist, at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

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Monday, June 03, 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

Broward County Property Appraiser Releases 2013 estimate of Taxable Values
With about $3.1 billion in taxable residential properties, Parkland will experience a more than a six percent uptick in assessed property values this year. According to preliminary taxable value estimates published Wednesday by the Broward Property Appraiser’s Office, Parkland ranks 5th among 32 Broward cities for an increase in taxable values at 6.2 percent. Better than larger cities Coral Springs (4.08%), Fort Lauderdale (4.46%), Pompano Beach (3.64%) and Deerfield Beach (4.39%).

Operation Medicine Cabinet and Shred-A-Thon
On Saturday June 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon the Broward Sheriff’s Office Parkland District will host Operation Medicine Cabinet and a Shred-A-Thon. This event will take place at the Parkland City Hall, 6650 University Drive.

Operation Medicine Cabinet is a prescription drug take back program that allows participants to turn in unused, unwanted or expired prescription medication anonymously and receive a $5 gift card while supplies last. Residents may bring these drugs to a table staffed by BSO personnel who will accept and properly dispose of all medications. Operation Medicine Cabinet is sponsored by BSO and the United Way Commission on Substance Abuse. Since Operation Medicine Cabinet events began, hundreds of thousands of prescription pills have been collected.

The Shred-A-Thon is a way residents can shred away identity theft by safely disposing of their personnel documents, check stubs, credit card offers receipts or any other material that might contain sensitive material. On the day of the event residents will drive up to the shredder and BSO Personnel will unload your documents and place them in the shredder while you watch. Just throwing documents away is the worst thing you can do, protect your identity and shred.
For information please call 954-753-5050.

Parkland Library Events

Coffee Bar and Used Book Fair
Saturday, June 8th 10:00am to 1:00pm
The book fair will be held in the Library Lobby. Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library

Summer Reading Kick Off Show:
Dig into Adventures with Geo Jane! (ages 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.

Father’s Day Storytime (ages 2 and up)
Wednesday, June 12th 6:30pm
Bring your dad, grandpa, or uncle for stories, songs and a special craft just for him! Parkland Library card required to register. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

Geocache Challenge! ( Fun for the Whole Family)
Thursday, June 13th 3:30pm
Learn how to geocache at the library! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. The only necessities are a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the cache! We will get outdoors and find the geocache near the library! The City of Parkland Geocache Challenge will begin on June 13 with this Geocaching class and end on August 13. All families who complete the challenge will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a handheld GPS. Get outdoors and geocache! This challenge is for Parkland residents only. Registration required. Register here or call 954 757-4207.

Parks and Recreation

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration – Accepting Walk in Registration for Session A, B & Full Summer Only
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
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
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
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 Individual Week Registration
Monday, June 3, 2013
Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End
The City of Parkland will begin registering for individual weeks for both the Parkland Teen Camp and Parkland Kids camp on Monday, June 3. Registration will be held at the Parkland Amphitheater from 8AM-5PM. Spaces are limited for both camp programs. Individual weeks for residents are $175 and for non-residents $200.

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

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 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.

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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