Monday, June 30, 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 Offices Will Be Closed on Friday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day

• City Hall and Library: Will be closed
• Parks: Will close at 6pm
• Trash Pickup: Will operate under normal pick up schedule.


Fireworks Safety Tips
The Fourth of July is almost here, and it brings up questions on fireworks and safety. Many types of fireworks are not legal but find their way into local use anyway. Always buy your sparklers and Fourth of July items from a reputable source, such as a long standing community business.
Every year around this time we respond to emergencies and serious injuries caused by mishandling and unsafe practices with fireworks. Unfortunately, many people believe that “it will never happen to me” and get caught by complacency. We want you and your family to remain safe and enjoy your holiday season, so we’ve pulled together these safety tips for you:
• Never allow your young children to play with or ignite fireworks of any kind! Remember that even sparklers can hurt young children.
• Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don't realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals.
• Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
• Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully. It is safer to douse them with water from a hose at a distance then approach what may or may not be an inactive firework.
• Never point or throw fireworks at another person. Watch your children if they are with a group of friends, horseplay can result in serious and permanent injury when fireworks are involved.
• Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap. Many times bottle rockets can set a wooden roof or shed on fire, or dry grass or trash. This fire then spreads to involve homes and vehicles.
• Plan to light fireworks one at a time, and then move back quickly to a safe area.
• Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them off in metal, plastic or glass containers. The effects can cause an explosion that throws pieces of dangerous material into bystanders, including relatives, children and friends.
• After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire.

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.

City of Parkland Creates Pine Tree Resident Group To Address Roadway Concerns

A resident committee has been formed and will be headed by City Commissioner David Rosenof to discuss the options available for Pine Tree roads including the possibility of installation of water and/or sewer. A meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 22nd at Parkland City Hall in the Commission Chambers. All residents of Pine Tree are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact Nancy Morando at nmorando@cityofparkland.org or 954 753-5040.



Parkland Library Events

Elements of Art (adults)
Tuesday, July 1st 6:30pm

Come on a journey with us and learn the drawing techniques needed to complete a famous landmark postcard.  Drawings may then be colored in with watercolor pencils or colored pencils.  Register here or call (954)757-4207

 

Summer Stories at Twilight on the Patio (age 3 and up)
Wednesday 6:30pm

Stories, songs, finger plays and flannel boards based on a new theme each week. Registration is not required for this class. Please visit www.cityofparkland.org/library  or call (954) 757-4207 for more information.

 

Interactive Kidz Environmental Program (Age 7 & up)
Wednesday, July 9th 3:30pm

How many days can we go without water? Where is our water supply? Why conserve water? Wanda Water answers these questions and more for elementary school age children in this fun-filled animated program, Nature's Natives, Water Needs, Supplies and Conservation. Join us and give your child a new respect for H2O. A Parkland Library card is required to participate. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Teen Movie Club (TMC) The Wolverine
Saturday, July 12th 1:00pm

Come to the Parkland Library to enjoy an action packed Movie “The Wolverine” staring Hugh Jackman in yet another film apart of the X-Men franchise. When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. Participants will enjoy popcorn, pizza, and refreshments. Register here or call (954)757-4207. 

 

Summer Science (age 7 and up)
July 14th 3:30pm

Children will learn as they participate in fun, hands-on science activities and experiments.  Parkland Library card required to register. Registration is required for each date.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.



Parks and Recreation Events

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.

 

Rapids Waterpark Optional Summer Camp Trip - Register Now!
3rd grade and up
July 10, 2014
9:00AM-4:00PM

The City of Parkland Summer Camp Program will be holding their optional trip outing to Rapids Waterpark on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 9am-4pm for all campers in grades 3 and up.  The fee for this optional trip is $25 and includes admission, transportation and supervision.  Payment is due on or before Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  Payment can be made by check or credit card and parents are permitted to register and pay online.  This trip goes rain or shine and there are no refunds available.  Your child must be registered in the camp program in order to attend this optional trip.

 

Aquatica Waterpark Optional Summer Camp Trip – Register Now!
3rd grade and up
August 1, 2014
6:00AM-11:00PM

The City of Parkland Summer Camp Program will be holding their optional trip outing to Aquatica Waterpark in Orlando for $90 and includes admission, transportation and supervision, lunch, dinner and snack.  Payment is due on or before Friday, July 25, 2014.  Payment can be made by check or credit card and parents are permitted to register and pay online.  This trip goes rain or shine and there are no refunds available.  Your child must be registered in the camp program in order to attend this optional trip.

 

AARP Driver Safety Program – Register now!
Saturday, August 23, 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 sharpens 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, Program Manager at 954-757-4129 or email gdougherty@cityofparkland.org for additional information or to register for the class.

 

Senior Grant Class: Home Fire Safety Program
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Parkland Library Meeting Room – 6620 University Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Participants  will be taught Home Fire Safety and how to locate a possible threat.  Participants will be given professional instruction by the Coral Springs Fire Department. The class will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2014 and is free of charge for Parkland residents age 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. To register or for additional information, please contact Program Manager, GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or call 944-757-4129.  Registration begins on Friday, June 27 @ 5pm through Monday, June 30 @ 9am.  Registration is by phone only.

 

Senior Grant Trip Outing:  Miami Marlins Game
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
10:30AM-5:00PM
Parkland Amphitheater – 10561 Trails End
Registration is now open, sign up today!

The Parks and Recreation Department will be taking a trip outing to the Miami Marlins Game vs the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  The trip departs at 10:30am and will return at 5:00pm.  This trip includes tickets, transportation and snack. This trip is free of charge for Parkland residents age 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation.  To register or for additional information, please contact Program Manager,  GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty@cityofparkland.org or call 944-757-4129.  Registration begins on Friday, June 27 @ 5pm through Monday, June 30 @ 9am.  Registration is by phone only.

 

Health and Beauty Expo – Tickets on sale now!
Thursday, August 28, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Kol Tikvah – 6750 University Drive
Presented 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 presented 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.

 

Fishing Derby
Saturday, July 12, 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, 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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