Tuesday, June 17, 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 Budget Workshops and Public Hearings

Any and all residents who are interested in the City's proposed budget are invited to attend one of the many workshops and public hearings on the City's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Proposed Budget. A preliminary review of the budget with the City Commission will take place at the Commission Workshop on August 13th at 6:00pm. As the City has done in the past, Staff will conduct two similar Budget Workshops seeking resident’s input. Staff will provide information and answer any questions that may arise from the preliminary review of the budget on August 6, 2014 at 6:00pm and August 7, 2014 at 9:00am in the City Hall Chambers. The public hearings on the budget are scheduled for September 12th at 6:00pm and September 22nd at 7:00pm in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 954 753-5040.

City of Parkland Taking Resident Suggestions For Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget

The City of Parkland is now taking resident suggestions for the upcoming 2014-2015 Annual Budget via the City’s website. Residents can visit www.cityofparkland.org and click the Budget Comments link in the left menu bar to be redirected to the appropriate page. Residents will be able to enter a detailed description of their suggestion. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 954 753-5040.

Win A Free Lunch With The “Where In Parkland” Contest This Friday.

On June 20th at 12:00pm, the City of Parkland will post a photo on the City’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/copfl of a location within the City.  The first person to email the City at wherein@cityofparkland.org with the correct location will receive a free meal (regular sub, chips and drink) from Jersey Mikes located in the Shoppes Of Parkland at 7011 N State Road 7 954-755-0005.




Parkland Library Events

Parkland Library To Hold Community Forum

As the City of Parkland considers the impact that a growing population will have on community services, learning the expectations Parkland’s residents have about their public library is crucial in making decisions as to the direction that library services will be offered in years to come. On Tuesday, June 24th a community forum will be held at the Parkland Library, 6620 University Drive, Parkland. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to everyone. Participants will respond to questions concerning current Library operations as well as have an opportunity to share ideas about Library service in Parkland as Parkland moves into the future. For more information please contact the Parkland Library at 954-757-4200

Parkland Library Migrates to a New Automation System

After a thorough review of automation operations within the Parkland Library, Library staff realized that a more robust integrated library system was needed if the Library was to be able to meet goals of providing superior service at reduced administrative costs. The staff chose Mandarin Library Automation’s Oasis system because it is extremely affordable, offers complete authority control, a fully hosted cloud option, support for foreign languages, advanced searching features, more robust report options, and 24/7 support. Customers will enjoy using an enhanced online catalog that utilizes predictive technology, produces an authority list to browse from if no hits are found, uses 'see' and 'see also' and has a fantastic add-on feature from Syndetics that allows the searcher to see the book cover. Customers can also see catalog websites and launch into them from the online catalog. The ability to renew, reserve and request items has been simplified and enhanced. The Mandarin system will assist the City of Parkland in delivering exceptional customer service for residents. For more information please contact the Parkland Library at 954-757-4200.


Latops For Use In the Parkland Library

The Parkland Library has instituted a new project to help increase computer resources for the public by having laptop computers available. The project was underwritten by a grant from the Parkland Friends of the Library. Beginning on June 23rd, Library customers will be able to “borrow” laptop computers at the Parkland Library. Initially, the Library will have three laptops available, and by October 1st, ten (10) laptops will be available. The laptops are for in-library use only, and cannot be taken outside the library. Use of laptop computers require a valid driver’s license and can be used for a total of two hours daily. Desktop computers will continue to be available at the Parkland Library. The laptops will be available for check-out to adults with a valid driver’s license. Library customers will able to use the laptops anywhere within the Library building by connecting to the Library’s free Wi-Fi network. For more information please contact the Parkland Library at 954-757-4200.


Parkland Library’s Fizz, Boom, Read! Children’s Summer Reading ClubNow through 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

 

Parkland Library’s “Literary Elements” Adult Summer Reading Club
Now through 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   or call (954)757-4207.

 

Parkland Library’s “Spark a Reaction” Teen Summer Reading Club
(Middle School & High School)
Now through 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

 

Parkland Library Summer Storytime
Registration Wednesday, June 18th 8:30am

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 18th at 8:30am. For further assistance, call (954)-757-4207.

 

Environmental Program: Ocean Conservation
Thursday, June 19th 3:30pm

With summer time here everyone is heading to the beach but why not take the time to learn about it in this month’s edition of Parkland’s environmental programs. During this program participants will be educated on the south Florida beaches and ocean conservation. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Saturday Afternoon Film: Breaking Away (1979)
Saturday, June 21st 1:00pm

Best friends Dave, Mike, Cyril and Moocher have just graduated from high school. Living in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana, they are considered "cutters": the working class of the town so named since most of the middle aged generation, such as their parents, worked at the local limestone quarry, which is now a swimming hole. There is great animosity between the cutters and the generally wealthy Indiana University students, each group who have their own turf in town. The dichotomy is that the limestone was used to build the university, which is now seen as being too good for the locals who built it. Although each of the four is a totally different personality from the other three, they also have in common the fact of being unfocused and unmotivated in life. The one slight exception is Dave. Although he has no job and doesn't know what to do with his life, he is a champion bicycle racer. He idolizes the Italian cycling team so much he pretends to be Italian.  Director: Peter Yates  Writer: Steve Tesich  Stars: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern |PG, 1 hr. 40 min.  Visit www.cityofparkland.org/library  or call (954) 757-4207 for more information.

 

Wacky Wild Dry Ice (age 8 and up)
Monday, June 23rd 3:30pm

It's the coolest show ever! Negative 109 degrees cool to be exact. This show teaches children all about matter, mass, density, and some real cool chemistry. Things go fizz, boom and bang with this Wacky Wild® Dry Ice presentation. (For children age 8 and up.) Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207

 

Fairytale Theater (age 3 and up)
Tuesday, June 24th 3:30pm

Enter the library’s world of make believe with stories, songs and an exciting puppet show.  Ages 3 and up. A Parkland Library card is required to participate.  Registration here  or call 954 757-4200.

 

Mason Jar Madness
(middle & high school)

Tuesday, June 24th 6:00pm

“Spark a Reaction” this summer with a creative craft that turns an ordinary mason jar into a colorful lantern.  Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207

 

Bricks and Books (age 7 and up)
Wednesday, June 25th 2:00pm

Children age 7 and up, bring your imagination and Lego building skills to the library!  At each Bricks and Books meeting we will have a new building challenge.  Conquer each challenge with a buddy or on work your own.  Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207

 

Afternoon Family Flix: Lego Movie
Thursday, June 26th 2:00pm

Bring the whole family to the Parkland Library for a fun filled afternoon viewing of the Lego movie. This adventure packed film tells the story of an ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from taking control over the Lego universe. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for kids and parents of all ages. Register here or call (954)757-4207

 

Computer Training

The City of Parkland’s Training Resource Center (TRC) has a course for you. Check out our course offerings and register for your course today!

Registration Process:

Step 1. Visit  http://www.cityofparkland.org/trainingcenter

Step 2.  View the current training calendar located at the bottom of the Training Resource Center home page or select the Training Calendar link located on the left side of the page (green shaded area).

Step 3.  Write down the name(s) of the course(s) you would like to take, the date(s) and time(s) the course(s) is offered.

Step 4.  Click the Course Registration link located on the left side of the Training Resource Center home page (green shaded area).

Step 5. Complete the form. You will need to make a selection from three drop down list: Select the course name, day of the week and time, course date.

Step 6. Click Submit.

You will receive a course registration confirmation within 48 business hours.

June Course Offerings:

The BIG Three: Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) | 6/23/14, 6/28/14
Google & Company, Search Engines |  6/18/14
Parents from Cyberspace: Internet and Social Media Safety | 6/24/14
The World of http & www.: Internet Basics | 6/25/14
What happened to a Polaroid? | 6/19/14
Getting To Know You, Beginners Excel | 6/23
Getting To Know You, Beginners Word| 6/24
Getting To Know You, Beginners PowerPoint| 6/25

*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 – Tickets on sale now!
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 Kids Camp
Summer Recreation Registration
Registration Ongoing
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
Session B 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.

 

Adult Outdoor Bocce Ball
Tuesday, June 17, 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 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 – Accepting Art Vendor Applications
Saturday, June 28, 2014
8:00AM-12:00PM
Terramar Park- 6575 NW 75th Drive
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.

 

Fishing Derby
Saturday, July 12, 2014
8:00AM-10:00AM
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails EndSponsored 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, July 12, 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.

 

Environmental Expo – Accepting Environmental Vendor Applications
Saturday, July 19, 2014
10:00am – 2:00pm
Pine Trails Park – 1055 Trails End

The City of Parkland is inviting all Parkland Families out to our Environmental Expo on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10:00am –2:00pm in Pine Trails Park. There will be entertainment, food trucks, environmentally friendly vendors, bounce houses, tree give-away and much more! Bring your used Toner or Ink Cartridges and receive a FREE gift, while supplies last. For more information, contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4105 or visit www.cityofparkland.org.

 

Arts, Eats and Beats – Accepting Art Vendor Applications
July 27th, August 24th and September 28th
10:00am – 2:00pm
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End
Sponsored by Baker and Zimmerman – Personal Injury Attorneys and Cleveland Clinic

Join the City of Parkland for our Arts, Eats and Beats summer concert series sponsored by Baker and Zimmerman – Personal Injury Attorneys and Cleveland Clinic. Each Sunday the City will have local bands, craft vendors, food trucks and entertainment for the kids. Join us on the following Sunday’s; July 27, August 24 and September 28, 2014 from 10am – 2pm at Pine Trails Park. For more information, contact Melissa Soto at 954-757-4105 or visit www.cityofparkland.org.

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