Saturday, March 22, 2014
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Parkland City Commission: Michael Udine, Mayor; Christine Hunschofsky, Vice Mayor; Stacy Kagan, Deputy Vice Mayor; Mark Weissman, Commissioner; David Rosenof, Commissioner. City Manager: Caryn Gardner-Young  

CITY NEWS

City of Parkland Designated One Of American's Best Intergenerational Communities

MetLife Foundation and Generations United proudly announced that the City of Parkland has been selected to receive one of four MetLife Foundation/Generations United America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Awards. The awards are designed to heighten awareness of the importance intergenerational solidarity plays in building strong, supportive communities. A blue-ribbon panel of judges selected the winning entries from among a host of applicants from across the country.
The other award recipients are the communities of: Maricopa County, AZ; Reston, VA and Village of Shorewood, WI. Two other communities were named National Finalists: Miami Gardens, FL and Rye, NY. Presentation of this year’s awards will occur on March 25 at the Cannon House Building, Room 121 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Best Intergenerational Communities awards program is made possible with a grant from MetLife Foundation.



City of Parkland Sponsorship Opportunities Available

The City of Parkland offers numerous opportunities for promoting your business while giving back to the community and making a difference in one of Florida's top communities.  Partnering with the City of Parkland will give your business or organization the opportunity to be associated with high quality programs that engage participants of all ages and abilities.  The City of Parkland can tailor a sponsorship package for your business that may include your businesses logo and link on the City of Parkland’s website, ability to distribute promotional products at events, your logo on City banners, marketing materials, email blasts, e-newsletters and more.  For more information on how to sponsor City of Parkland programs and events please contact, Scott Davidoff, Public Information Officer at sdavidoff@cityofparkland.org or by calling 954-757-4126.


City of Parkland Promotion Video
The City of Parkland would like to thanks the students of the award winning Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Television Production Academy for their hard work and dedication in creating and producing the new City of Parkland Promotional Video.
Click Here to view the video


Parkland Library Events

Women’s History Month Film: “Iron Jawed Angels
Wednesday, March 26th 5:30pm

In recognition of Women’s History month the City of Parkland Library will be showing Iron Jawed Angels. This film reveals the lives of a group of defiant young activists who take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. You don’t want to miss this critically acclaimed film starting Hilary Swank playing the role of Alice Paul. Popcorn and drinks will be served during the movie. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Film Series “Jews in Sports –Who Knew”

The City of Parkland in partnership with Congregation Kol Tikvah announces a special film series.  “Jews in Sports –Who Knew?”   This will be a weekly presentation of films that feature a wide range of Jewish individuals in a variety of sports and their challenges and victories.  The schedule for the films is the following:

Wednesday, March 26, 7 p.m. at Kol Tikvah – The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Thursday, March 27 , 1 p.m at the Library --  The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

Wednesday, April 2, 7 p.m. at Kol Tikvah – Holy Land Hardball

Thursday, April 3, at 1 p.m. at the Library – Holy Land Hardball

 

Invasive Exotic Plant Removal
Saturday, March 29th 10:30am

The City of Parkland is pleased to announce an invasive exotic plant removal and cleanup at Liberty Park. This event will be held on March 29th from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM and all volunteers should meet at Liberty Park 9200 Ranch Road Parkland, FL. 33067.This event will introduce identifying invasive exotic plants in our community and the detrimental effects invasive exotic plants have on the environment. Come join us to learn more about the effects of invasive exotic plants, take apart in the cleanup and learn about your natural environment. Register here or call 954-757-4207.

 

Teen Film Discussion: Captain America
Saturday, March 29th 1:00pm

Come watch the hit movie super hero movie Captain America at the City of Parkland Library. Captain America tells the story of solider Steve Roger who after being deemed unfit for service volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America; a superhero dedicated to defending USA ideals.  Free Popcorn and refreshments will be served. After the movie participants will get a chance to discuss their thoughts on the film. Register here or call 954 757-4200.

 

Food for Fines at the Parkland Library
April 1 – April 30

Resolve overdue fines and help the less fortunate as the Parkland Library celebrates National Library Week in April. From April 1 through April 30, 2014 up to $1 in overdue fines will be resolved for each sealed, non-expired, non-perishable food item donated. The donation waivers cannot be applied to fees for printing, lost items, or for credit against future fines. Don't owe fines? You can still participate by dropping off canned foods at the Parkland Library, 6620 University Drive, Parkland, FL 33067.  For more information call (954) 757-4200

 

Reader’s Theater (2nd through 3rd grade)
Tuesday, April 1st 3:30pm

Readers Theater is an integrated approach for involving students in reading, listening, and speaking activities.  Read and act out short skits based on famous children’s books!  Independent readers are encouraged to participate.  Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

All Booked Up Book Group: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Saturday, April 5th 10:30am

Yael was born of a dead mother and father who knows how to become invisible. Revka learned silence when her grandsons lost their voices after witnessing their mother’s brutal murder. Aziza became a boy to protect herself, and hates being forced to turn back into a woman. And Shirah will do anything to protect those she loves from the horrors of the world. The power and violence of these women is evident in every word of The Dovekeepers. Hoffman’s prose is vivid and unforgettable, scorching like the desert heat, and will stay with you long after you finish the last page. A story of sacrifice, endurance, and above all, survival, The Dovekeepers is homage to anyone who’s ever held fast to their beliefs in the face of nearly insurmountable adversity. Register here or call (954)757-4207

 

Meet Florida Children’s Author Harvey E. Oyer III
Monday, April 7th 6:00pm

Harvey E. Oyer III is the best-selling, award-winning author of the Florida series called The Adventures of Charlie Pierce.  His books are fascinating journey into Old Florida, filled with humor, adventure and drama.  The first book of his series, The Last Egret is used in 4th grade in Broward County Schools.  Join the author, Harvey E. Oyer III for an exciting presentation about his books and his connection to Florida history. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Afternoon Family Flix: Frozen
Wednesday, May 26th 2:00pm

Get chills this Spring Break and come to the library to enjoy the award winning movie, “Frozen” with family and friends.  Snacks will be served. Registration here or call (954) 757-4207.

 

Computer Basics: Intro to Internet 
Saturday, March 22– From 10:00am to 11:30am
Internet, what is it, how do I use it, how can I be safe while surfing the Web?
**Register by calling I.T. Trainer, Jan Malek, at (954) 757-4145.
Seating is limited, registration is required.

Intro to Excel (part 1) - Please call to register, since seating is limited.
Tuesday, April 1  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

????This class will provide an introduction to using Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet program for business and/or personal use. Learn how to create a simple spreadsheet, edit and format the spreadsheet, and perform basic calculations. Please contact Jan Malek at 954.757.4145 or jmalek@cityofparkland.org to register. We meet in the City Hall Training Room.

 

Intro to Email - Please call to register, seating is limited.
Saturday, April 12, 2014  from 10:00 - 11:30 AM

What is email? Learn to use gmail. Learn about the different functions in Google's gmail. Contact Jan Malek at 954.757.4145 or by email jmalek@cityofparkland.org to reserve your seat. We meet in the City Hall Training Room.

 

Intro to Excel (part 2) - Please call or email to register, seating is limited.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
?More about Excel. Practice in class. 

Contact Jan Malek at 954.757.4145 or by email jmalek@cityofparkland.org to reserve your seat.

We meet in the City Hall Training Room.


Parks and Recreation Events

Parkland Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Registration Ongoing
By Mail Only! Spots are limited!

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 16, 2014 to enroll in the program. The City of Parkland is presently accepting registration for both residents and non-residents. The camp location will take place at Park Trails 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, Parks and Recreation Manager at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or 954-757-4129 or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Parkland Teen Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Registration Ongoing
By Mail Only! Spots are limited!

Don’t get left out of the summer fun with your friends this summer. The City of Parkland is currently accepting registration for both residents and non-residents.  Parkland Teen Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 11 to 14 (grades 6-9). Children must have completed the fifth 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 tri-county area such as movies, bowling, water parks, arcades, skating, amusement parks, etc.  For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty, Parks and Recreation Manager at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org  or 954-757-4129 or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Senior Grant Class: Extreme $aving
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Parkland Library-6620 University Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Learn the art of couponing, where to get senior discounts shopping, what a groupon is and many other helpful tips to maximize your saving$. This class featuring Maisielin Ross, Certified Family Life Educator and Program Leader at Palm Beach County-University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, is free of charge for Parkland residents aged 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. Advanced registration is required. We’d love to have you join us; please register by calling 954-757-4105 or contact Program Specialist, Tammy Lustig at tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

Light Fitness
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Parkland Amphitheater -10561 Trails End
In partnership with Anytime Fitness
Be like Nike and Just Do It, register to join us today!

The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer Light Fitness, a class open to Parkland residents aged 21 and over. This class, in partnership with Anytime Fitness, is held the last Wednesday of each month from 10:00am to 11:30am at the Parkland Amphitheater at 10561 Trails End. Come learn the basics of how to stay in shape without using overly strenuous moves! In each session we will practice balance, stretch and get your blood flowing in a relaxing, stress-free, yoga-inspired environment. Advanced registration is required. We’d love to have you join us; please register by calling 954-757-4105 or contact Program Specialist, Tammy Lustig at tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

Adult Outdoor Bocce Ball
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Pine Trails Park-10555 Trails End
Presented by Northwest Medical Center
Registration is open, sign up to play today!

The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department and Northwest Medical Center present Adult Outdoor Bocce Ball. This activity is held the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00am to 11:30am in Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End, at field #5. Bocce is a terrific way to get outdoors, meet up with friends old and new, get a little exercise and socialize all together. Beginners and advanced players are welcome. Participants should wear flat shoes and bring water and sunscreen. There is no fee to play, all equipment is included and the activity is open to Parkland residents aged 21 and over. Advance registration is required and there is a limit of 16 participants. We’d love to have you join us; please register by calling 954-757-4105 or contact Program Specialist, Tammy Lustig at tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

Healthy Lifestyles Class
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
1:00PM-2:00PM
Parkland City Hall-6600 University Drive
Presented by Northwest Medical Center
Registration is open and space is limited, sign up to join us today!

Healthy Lifestyles is a series of classes held quarterly on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the activity room at Parkland City Hall. These educational classes for Parkland residents age 21 and over promote healthy living from a holistic approach. Our class this quarter, sponsored by Northwest Medical Center, features Clinical Dietitian June Small, MS, RDN, LD/N, who will enlighten us on unmasking the mystery of heart healthy eating with her talk titled “Here’s to Your Heart”. We will learn how to discover the difference between good and bad cholesterol, trans fats and diabetes over complimentary sandwiches, salads, desserts and assorted beverages. We’d love to have you join us; please register by calling 954-757-4105 or contact Program Specialist, Tammy Lustig at tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

Parkland Walkabouts Walking Program
Friday, April 4, 2014
9:00AM-10:00AM
Terramar Park-6575 NW 75 Drive, meet by the large pavilion
Presented by Northwest Medical Center
Registration is open, sign up today!

Spring into spring, it’s time for you to get moving and get in a little outdoor exercise before the summer heat hits! The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department has a seven-month walking program sponsored by Northwest Medical Center.  This program aids participants in walking their way to an overall better fitness level and quality of life. The group meets on the first and third Friday each month at 9:00am, alternating monthly between Pine Trails and Terramar Park. The program is free of charge and open to all age 21 and over (no strollers please). Advanced registration is required; however you may join at any time. We’d love to have you join us; please register by calling 954-757-4105 or contact Program Specialist. Tammy Lustig at tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

Movies in the Park
Friday, April 4, 2014
7:00PM-8:30PM
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater – 10561 Trails End
Sponsored by North Broward Preparatory School, Paragon Theater, Marrecau & Rodriquez Orthodontics and Northwest Medical Center

The City of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School, Paragon Theater, Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics and Northwest Medical Center announces its Movies in the Park program on Friday, April 4 from 7:00pm-8:30pm, where a new movie will be shown for your family's viewing pleasure. There is no better place to be than your neighborhood park. Grab a blanket and enjoy the show! For more information, contact the Main Parks and Recreation phone number at 954-757-4105.

 

Fishing Derby
Saturday, April 5, 2014
8:00AM-10:00AM
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End
Sponsored by Northwest Medical Center and Marrecaus & Rodriguez Orthodontics

The City of Parkland, Northwest Medical Center and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics are inviting all Parkland Families out to the Kid’s Fishing Derby at Pine Trails Park Fishing Pier on Saturday, April 5, 2014 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.

 

Farmers Market & Environmental Expo
Sunday, April 6, 2014
9:00AM-1:00PM
Equestrian Center 8350 Ranch Road
Sponsored by Mercantil Commercebank

We are proud to announce that The City of Parkland Farmer’s Market is returning for its seventh year, sponsored by Mercantil Commercebank. Join us on April 6, 2014 from 9:00am till 1:00pm at the Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road, Parkland, FL 33067. Additional Environmental Vendors will be participating in the market as well as a Wildlife Show will be performing at 10:15am. Bring your used Ink Cartridges, Toner Cartridges and cellphones and receive a FREE GIFT, while supplies last! Hourly cash raffles presented by our sponsor along with a free tote for all your shopping needs, music, Kids Corner with bounce house, games and so much more! Don’t forget to visit some of our new and returning vendors selling everything from fresh produce, plants, flowers and array of delicious gourmet foods. Some vendors accept credit cards, but most only accept cash. For more information, please contact Melissa Soto, Program Specialist, at 954-757-4120 or msoto@cityofparkland.org. Hope to see YOU there!

 

The News and You: Discussion and Dialogue
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Parkland Amphitheater-10561 Trails End
Registration is open and space is limited, sign up for this new, news worthy program today!

What’s new and exciting? We’re SO glad you asked… because we’ve got the latest and greatest new program, hot off the presses! Join us for a lively, facilitated, most definitely news worthy dialogue and discussion on Tuesday, April 8 from 10-11:30am at the Amphitheater. We’ve got one of Parkland’s own, a very charismatic leader who will engage you if you want to be or feel free to just sit in, listen and enjoy. Either way, you will no doubt gain an appreciation for the news from a new angle as we highlight stories you may have passed over or not had a chance to get to since they are at the bottom of your huge reading pile! No reading glasses necessary, open to all Parkland residents age 21 and over, this class is free of charge and advanced registration is required. We’d love to have you join us; please register by calling 954-757-4105 or contact Program Specialist, Tammy Lustig at tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

Parkland’s Family Carnival
Friday, April 11th from 6:00PM to 10:00PM
Saturday, April 12th from 12:00PM to 10:00PM
Sunday, April 13th from 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater – 10561 Trails End, Parkland
Sponsored by Northwest Medical Center

The City of Parkland is proud to announce the return of our annual Family Carnival sponsored by Northwest Medical Center on April 11, 12 and 13. Tickets will be sold at the Carnival and only cash will be accepted. Ticket prices are $1 each or $25 for unlimited ride wristbands good for one day only. Each ride averages 3-4 tickets. Food and games are separate. Entertainment and Food Trucks will be available that weekend as well. For more information about this event, please call 954-757-4105 or visit our website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Concert Series: Japanese Drummer Show
Friday, April 11, 2014
7:00PM-8:30PM
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater – 10561 Trails End, Parkland
Sponsored by Northwest Medical Center

The City of Parkland and Northwest Medical Center are proud to announce a new Japanese Drummer show coming to the Parkland Amphitheater located in Pine Trails Park on April 11, 2014 from 7:00pm-8:30pm on the same day as our Carnival. Food trucks will be on site.  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.

 

Concert Series: Caribbean Chillers Concert
Saturday, April 12, 2014
7:00PM-8:30PM
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater – 10561 Trails End, Parkland
Sponsored by Northwest Medical Center

The City of Parkland and Northwest Medical Center are proud to announce the Caribbean Chillers show coming to the Parkland Amphitheater located in Pine Trails Park on April 12, 2014 from 7:00pm-8:30pm on the same day as our Carnival. Food trucks will be on site.  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.

 

Magic Show
Sunday, April 13, 2014
2:00PM-3:00PM
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater – 10561 Trails End, Parkland
Northwest Medical Center

The City of Parkland and Northwest Medical Center are proud to welcome comedic magician “Gary Goodman” on Sunday, April 13, 2014 during our Carnival at Pine Trails Park Amphitheater located in Pine Trails Park. The show runs from 2:00pm-3:00pm and is sure to entertain a crowd of all ages. This event is FREE for anyone to enjoy.  For more information about this event please contact Caitlin Crossin, Recreation Specialist at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

 

Adult Open Lawn Croquet
Wednesday April 16, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Pine Trails Park-10555 Trails End
Sponsored by Northwest Medical Center
Registration is open, sign up to play today!

The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department and Northwest Medical Center present Lawn Croquet. This activity is held the third Wednesday of each month from 10:00am to 11:30am in Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End, at field #4. Croquet is a fantastic way to get outdoors, meet up with friends old and new, get some exercise and socialize all together. Beginners and advanced players are welcome. Participants should wear flat shoes and bring water and sunscreen. There is no fee to play, all equipment is included and the activity is open to Parkland residents age 21 and over. Advance registration is required and there is a limit of 16 participants. We’d love to have you join us; please register by calling 954-757-4105 or contact Program Specialist, Tammy Lustig at tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

Senior Grant Class: Pickleball
Thursday, April 17, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Tennis Courts #6 & 7 at Terramar Park, 6575 NW 75th Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

What do you get when you combine tennis, ping pong and badminton? Pickleball of course! It's the latest craze and a fantastic way to get out, enjoy a bit of exercise and have fun bonding with friends or even make new ones! It's not too overly strenuous and definitely a ton of fun. If your sneakers are collecting dust in the closet, what a terrific opportunity to dig them out and join us! The class will be held on April 17 from 10:00am-11:30am and is free of charge for Parkland residents age 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. Advanced registration is required. We’d love to have you join us; please register by calling 954-757-4105 or contact Program Specialist, Tammy Lustig at tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

Egg Hunt – Registration is on going
April 19, 2014
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Terramar Park – 6575 NW 75th Drive
Sponsored by Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics, Northwest Medical Center, Goddard School and Berger Realty Group

The City of Parkland, Marreacau & Rodrguez Orthodontics, Northwest Medical Center, the Goddard School and Berger Realty Group welcomes all Parkland residents to this fantastic FREE event which will feature 12,000 eggs, bounce houses, food, and entertainment. Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Terramar Park from 9:00am – 12:00pm.This event is open to parkland residents only. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration can be done in person at the Parkland Amphitheater located in Pine Trails Park or online through Webtrac.   Each participant will receive a free egg bag to collect their eggs and no other egg baskets will be permitted. For more information please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-757-4105 or visit the City’s website at www.cityofparkland.org.


AARP Driver Safety Program
Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:00AM-3:00PM
City Hall - 6600 University Drive
Registration is open now, limited space available – secure your spot today!

The City of Parkland will be holding the AARP Driver Safety Course on Saturday, May 3 from 9:00am-3:00pm at Parkland City Hall. The AARP Driver Safety Course is a 6-hour refresher course that has helped millions of drivers sharpen their defensive driving skills. Participants of the course are generally 50 and older, but anyone is permitted to register for the course. All participants will receive a certificate and those 55 and older may be able to submit the certificate to their insurance company to receive a discount. The cost to attend the class is $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.  Checks are written out to AARP. Advance Registration is required. Please contact GerriAnn Dougherty, Parks and Recreation Manager at 954-757-4129 or email gdougherty@cityofparkland.org for additional information or to register for the class.

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