Monday, June 02, 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

 

Hurricane Season Has Begun

June 1st is the beginning of the annual hurricane season, and it is time for everyone to begin preparations for what could be a busy hurricane season. Please remember that every family in Parkland should be prepared to be self-sufficient for the first 3-5 days after a storm. We urge you to sit down and prepare an emergency kit, develop an emergency plan, and stay informed during a hurricane emergency. To assist you, please take advantage of the many resources regarding hurricane preparations starting with the emergency management section of the City of Parkland website at www.cityofparkland.org. There you will find a detailed outline of tips and suggestions on how best to prepare for the 2014 Hurricane Season. The City’s top priority is to ensure the safety of everyone during potentially dangerous weather, and to encourage residents to make preparations for their homes and families. In the event of a storm, the City will regularly post information, messages and updates on the City’s website, Facebook page, Comcast TV Channel 78, 1670 AM, and the information bulletin boards located in Pine Trails Park, City Hall, Terramar Park and Barkland. We will also use our Code Red notification system to deliver information to residents via telephone and text messages. Please take this opportunity to visit the Code Red page in the emergency management section on the City of Parkland website to update your information and include your mobile phone numbers to receive text alerts. Thank you in advance for your preparation, and stay safe this hurricane season.
 

Florida's Sales-Tax Holiday On Storm Supplies

Florida's sales-tax holiday on storm supplies began on Saturday and will end June 8 to encourage preparedness for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which started on Sunday through Nov. 30.

The tax holiday includes the following items:

Flashlights for $20 or less
Portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio for $50 or less
Tarpaulin or  flexible waterproof sheeting for $50 or less
First-aid kits for $30 or less
Ground anchor systems or tie-down kits for $50 or less
Gas or diesel fuel tanks for $25 or less
Batteries include AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries for $30 or less
Nonelectric coolers for $30 or less
Portable generators for $750 or less
Reusable ice $10 or less

Summer Safety – Schools Out

As we head into the summer months, it is a good time to discuss traffic safety. Schools will be out for summer break beginning June 5th. This means neighborhood play grounds, parks, yards and even our streets will soon be seeing activity from children. It is time to pay particular attention to our driving and not be distracted by cell phones, texting and other influences that take our attention from the road ahead.

It is time to watch our speed in residential areas as well as on the main City roads of Parkland. As you drive remember children may be sharing the roadways with you, on bikes. Children may not follow the rules of the road as adults know them. When you are driving and encounter a child on a bike expect the unexpected. Slow down when in the same area as a child on a bike and give them room, do not lose sight of the child until you are well clear. Always remember to check behind your vehicle before backing out of your driveway for children on the sidewalk or playing in the driveway. Remember, children may “pop out” at any time or place chasing a ball or each other.


Parkland Library Events

Interactive Kidz Environmental Program (Age 7 &up)
Thursday, June 5th 3:30pm

Looking to see some of nature's magic? Join us for this fun-filled animated program, Nature's Natives Breathe, Eat & Photosynthesis where we explore nature's invisible secrets. This interactive presentation teaches elementary school age children that nature is more than meets the eye when it comes to giving us our air to breathe and our food to eat. A Parkland Library card is required to participate. Register here  or call (954)757-4207.

 

Parkland Library’s “Literary Elements” Adult Summer Reading Club
June 6 – August 16
Presented by Parkland Friends of the Library

“Literary Elements” is the theme of Parkland Library’s 2014 Adult Summer Reading Club.  Come into the library to register for “Literary Elements” and receive a prize. Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way.  www.cityofparkland.org/library 

 

Literary Tea with Author, Lisa Wainland and Summer Reading Kick Off
Saturday, June 7th 10:30am
Local author, Lisa Wainland will present her award winning book, Rock Radio. 

What really happens behind the music? Fresh off a break-up with the guy who was supposed to be “the one,” rock DJ  Dana Drew meets Cody Blue Smith, the ruggedly sexy lead singer of an up and coming rock band.  Their connection is electric, but Cody harbors a dark secret that has kept him from ever having a meaningful relationship.  Dana looks to her best friend, drive time jock Jonny Rock, but he has his own problems…mainly his lust for interns that threatens his marriage and his career.  Dana must decide what she really wants as she tries to balance her confident on-air persona with her desire for true love.  Problem is, she’s not alone.  Dana is being watched, stalked by a listener who plans to make her his…by whatever means necessary.  Lisa Wainland has spent over twenty years in the world of radio. When she's not writing, she does voiceovers for radio and television. Career highlights include interviewing Billy Joel and writing commercials for Howard Stern.  Rock Radio is a 2013 Readers Favorite Award Winner.

“Literary Elements” is the theme of Parkland Library’s 2014 Adult Summer Reading Club.  Register for “Literary Elements” and receive a prize. Keep reading all summer and earn prizes along the way. Tea and refreshments served.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Teen College Kick Start
Saturday, June 7th 1:00pm

Nervous about College Next Year? Come take part in the Parkland Library’s College Kick Start Program where participants will be introduce to the basics of what it’s like to be a freshman in college. Topics covered will include, How to pick a major?, Dealing with living away from home, Balancing the new course work and much more! This program is open to students in the 11th and 12th grade. Pizza and refreshments will be provided for program participants. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Parkland Library’s “Spark a Reaction” Teen Summer Reading Club (Middle School & High School)
June 6 - August 16
Presented by Parkland Friends of the Library

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 16 and you could win a grand prize too. Come to the Parkland Library to register and get your free gift!  A Parkland Library card is required to participate. www.cityofparkland.org/library

 

Teen Summer Reading Kick Off Event “Spark a Reaction”
Tuesday, June 10th 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Presented by Parkland Friends of the Library

Get fired up this summer and venture to the Library’s Teen Spot for a fun kickoff event where preteens and teens can join other friends at the library anytime between 5:30pm and 7:00pm to create a melted masterpiece and register for the 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) Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Parkland Library’s Fizz, Boom, Read! Children’s Summer Reading Club
June 6 thru August 16
Presented by Parkland Friends of the Library

Every child age 2 years through 5th grade will receive a “goodie bag” for registering for the library’s “Fizz, Boom, Read!” 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!  A Parkland Library card is required to participate. www.cityofparkland.org/library

 

Summer Reading Kick Off Show:  The Bucky and Gigi Show (age 3 and up)
Wednesday, June 11th 3:30pm
Presented by Parkland Friends of the Library

Clowns, Bucky and Gigi, will kick off our Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Club with a fun show that includes circus skills, magic, comedy and audience participation. Children ages 2 through 5th grade can register for the Parkland Library’s “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Summer Reading Club and earn prizes all summer. A Parkland Library card holder is required to participate. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Father’s Day Storytime (age 3 and up)
Thursday, 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. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.


Computer Training Programs
 

The City of Parkland’s Training Center is your resource to enhance your knowledge and skills in a variety of areas. Our June training calendar offers classes ranging from Microsoft Word to Facebook and YouTube. Seating is limited. Please view and register for one of our classes at http://www.cityofparkland.org/trainingcenter.

June Course Offerings:

Microsoft Publisher | 6/12/14
The BIG Three: Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) | 6/9/14, 6/16/14, 6/23/14, 6/28/14
How do you get LinkedIn? |6/9/14
Do YouTube? | 6/11/14
Google & Company, Search Engines | 6/4/14, 6/18/14
Parents from Cyberspace: Internet and Social Media Safety | 6/24/14
The World of http & www.: Internet Basics | 6/11/14, 6/25/14
What happened to a Polaroid? | 6/5/14, 6/19/14

*Full June Calendar is available online at:
http://www.cityofparkland.org/trainingcenter.

Online registration required for all courses, visit us at: http://www.cityofparkland.org/trainingcenter

Inbox us at training@cityofparkland.org for more information on our other course offerings.


Parks and Recreation Events

Health and Beauty Expo
Thursday, August 28, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kol Tikvah – 6750 University Drive

Sponsored by: North West Medical Center
Ladies, join the City of Parkland and Parkland Woman Club for a fun filled night of Fashion and Wellness. The Health and Beauty Expo sponsored by North West Medical Center will be held on Thursday, August 28th at Kol Tikvah from 6pm - 9pm. Activities will include local businesses, raffles, hors douerves, a fashion show, key note speakers and entertainment. Tickets are on sale now! $20 pre-registration/ $25 at the door, space is limited. Ticket includes entry fee, 1 drink ticket, 1 raffle ticket and giveaways. Additional drink and raffle tickets can be purchased at the event, cash only. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society, Relay for Life. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 954-757-4105.

 

Parkland Summer Camp
Individual Week Registration
Monday, June 2, 2014
Parkland Amphitheater-10561 Trails End
Limited Spots Available!

Monday, June 2 begins registration for individual weeks for the Parkland Kids Camp and the Parkland Teen Camp.  Spots are extremely limited and not all grades are available.  Registration will be held at the Parkland Amphitheater beginning at 8am.  The fee for residents for one week is $175 and for non-residents $200.  A registration and permission to travel form as well as payment in full is due at the time of registration.  For further details, please contact GerriAnn Dougherty, Parks and Recreation Program Manager at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or 954-757-4129.

 

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, Program Manager at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org   or 954-757-4129 or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Summer Camp Open House
Saturday, June 14, 2014
10:00AM-1:00PM
Park Trails Elementary-Parkland Kids Camp
Westglades Middle School – Parkland Teen Camp

The City of Parkland will be holding their Summer Camp Open House for both Parkland Kids Camp and Parkland Teen Camp from 10:00am-1:00pm at both school locations.  This is an opportunity to meet the staff, sign up for optional trips, pick up your camp shirts, etc.  Children are permitted to come to this event.   There will be additional vendors and giveaways at this event. For further details, contact GerriAnn Dougherty, Program Manager at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org   or 954-757-4129 or go to the City website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

The News and You: Discussion and Dialogue
Tuesday, June 3, 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, June 3 from 10-11:30am at Parkland 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 and 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 discuss with us; please register by calling 954-757-4105.

 

Senior Grant Class: Painting with Water Colors
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Parkland Library, 6620 University Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Do we have any artists in our residents?! There is a bit of artist in everyone, regardless of training or talent... don't be shy, whatever your level of creativity or coordination, come and join us for a wonderfully colorful water color class. Artist and instructor Paula Epstein will be enlightening us with skills she's refined over 40 years of experience in several mediums. All supplies are included, no need to bring a thing, just don't wear your best, as not everything looks great in beautiful vibrant watercolors! The class will be held on June 4 at Parkland Library from 10:00am-11:30am and is free of charge for Parkland residents age 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. We’d love to have you paint with us; please register by calling 954-757-4105.

 

Parkland Walkabouts Walking Program
Fridays, June 6 & 20, 2014
8:30AM-9:30AM
Cypress Trail
Northwest Medical CenterPresented by
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 heat of the summer! The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department has a year-round 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 morning of each month at different locations throughout the City. Being a part of the Walkabouts is free of charge and open to Parkland residents age 21 and over (no strollers please). Advanced registration is required; however you may join at any time. We’d love to have you walk with us; please register by calling 954-757-4105.

 

Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 7, 2014
8:00AM-10:00AM
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End
Sponsored by Northwest Medical Center, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecaus & Rodriguez Orthodontics

The City of Parkland, Northwest Medical Center, 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 Saturday, June 7, 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.

 

Adult Open Lawn Croquet
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Pine Trails Park-10555 Trails End
Northwest Medical CenterPresented by
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 monthly on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:30am in Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End, at field #1. 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 13 participants. We’d love to have you play with us; please register by calling 954-757-4105.

 

Family Fun Night
Saturday, June 14, 2014
6:00PM-8:00PM
Parkland YMCA – 10559 Trails End
Sponsored by Goddard School and TD Bank

The City of Parkland, The Goddard School and TD Bank would like to welcome Parkland Families to “Family Fun Night” on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at the Parkland YMCA. Pre-registration is required and this is a FREE event for Parkland Residents. Activities will include; glow in the dark games corn-hole, mini golf & volleyball. Also, raffle prizes, wacky bowling, BINGO, Face Painting, musical games snacks and drinks provided.  For more information about this event please contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4105 or visit our city website at www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Adult Outdoor Bocce Ball
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Pine Trails Park-10555 Trails End
Northwest Medical CenterPresented by
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 monthly from 10:00am to 11:30am in Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End, at field #3. 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 play with us; please register by calling 954-757-4105.

 

Red, White & Blue Celebration
Saturday, June 28, 2014
8:00AM-12:00PM
Terramar Park- 6575 NW 75th Dr
Sponsored by Northwest Medical, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics

Come join the City of Parkland for our “Red, White & Blue Celebration” sponsored by Northwest Medical, North Broward Preparatory School and Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 8am to 12pm at Terramar Park. Activities will include our annual Bike Parade (registration will take place on the day of the event and prizes will be awarded) as well as a DJ, Face Painter, Balloon Artist, Stilt Walkers, Bounce Houses, Food Trucks, Craft Vendors, Fire Trucks and Bike Safety course courtesy of BSO. This event is FREE for all who attend. For more information please call Melissa Soto at 954-757-4105 or visit our website at www.cityofparkland.org.

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