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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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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Monday, June 2, 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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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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Monday, January 13, 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 & Parkland YMCA To Hold Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Please join the City of Parkland and the Parkland YMCA Family Center for a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Parkland Family YMCA, 10559 Trails End, on January 17, 2014 from 8:00 am until 10:00am.  The event will feature a live simulcast of the 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspirational Breakfast featuring former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Congressman Andrew Young.  All members of the community are invited to attend, and a light breakfast will be served. For additional information please contact Scott Davidoff, Public Information Officer, at 954-757-4126.

City of Parkland Offices Will Be Closed on January 20th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City of Parkland offices will be closed on Monday, January 20th, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
• City Hall and Library: Will be closed
• Parks: Will be open regular hours
• Trash Pickup: Will operate under normal pick up schedule.

 

Win A Free Lunch With The “Where In Parkland” Contest Presented By Jersey Mike’s Beginning Friday, January 17th.

On the third Friday of each month at 12:00pm, the City of Parkland will post a photo on the City’s Facebook page at 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.



City of Parkland Annual Scholarship Applications Now Available

The City of Parkland annually awards scholarships to Parkland residents for post-secondary education.  The scholarship is in recognition of outstanding community or civic service.  This scholarship is made possible through The City of Parkland, the Parkland Education Advisory Board and the Parkland Teen Advisory Group and is open to all Parkland students in public school, private school or homeschool students.  The completed application and all supporting materials must be received by 4:00pm on January 31, 2014. To download the application, please click here or call Scott Davidoff, Public Information Officer at 954-757-4126. 


Parkland Library Events

 

Preschool Storytime (3 to 5 years old)
Thursday 10:30am OR Thursday 3:30pm
January 23 – March 6

Preschool age children enhance phonemics, direction, verbal and written cues, motor skills and literacy links through stories, songs, finger plays, flannel board and crafts.  New themes are presented each week. Children enter the classroom alone but parents must remain in the library.  Parkland Library required to register. Register here or call (954) 757-4207

 

Film Viewing and Discussion:  Big Night
Saturday, January 18th 1:00pm

The movie stars Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci and Isabella Rossellini.  A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat. The owner of the nearby Pascal's restaurant, enormously successful (despite its mediocre fare), offers a solution - he will call his friend, a big-time jazz musician, to play a special benefit at their restaurant. Primo begins to prepare his masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, for the brothers' big night...    In English.  Showing time is 107 minutes.  Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Healthy Creative Cooking
Tuesday, January 21st 6:30pm

Adults will learn to make a traditional Middle Eastern vegetarian dip, “Baba Ganoush” and another traditional dip, “Hummus” from scratch.  A healthy traditional Israeli salad recipe will also be created and shared. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Environmental Program: Water Wise Landscaping Lesson
Thursday, January 23rd 3:30pm

Come take part in this month’s environmental lesson where participants will get the chance to learn how to take care of their lawn and/or home garden with proper water efficiency techniques. A Broward county naturalist will share how to effectively treat your lawn while keeping water conservation in mind. Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Parkland Library Reading Buddies
Beginning Mondays, January 27th 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Would your child benefit from a Reading Buddy? Reading Buddies is a cross-age, effective method of energizing young readers. The Parkland Juniorettes have partnered with the Parkland Library to help students that are struggling with reading. The Parkland Juniorettes are high school girls dedicated to making a difference.   When younger students read with older students literacy skills are picked up in an enjoyable manner.   Building partnerships between our high achieving,  high school students and elementary age children  is an excellent way to reinforce  life long reading success. Young students will build self-confidence and enhance literacy skills!  Parkland elementary school age students are welcome to attend.    Register here or call (954)757-4207.

 

Reader’s Ring: Piper Reed Navy Brat
Monday, February 10th 3:30pm

Join us for a book chat for third, fourth and fifth graders. Read the book before the book club meets. The book selection for this month will be Piper Reed Navy Brat by Kimberly Willis Holt. We will talk about the book, eat a snack and make a craft. Reserve your copy of the book today! Register here or call (954)757-4207.


Parks and Recreation Events
 

Adult Open Lawn Croquet
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Pine Trails Park – 10555 Trails End at Field #4
Presented by Northwest Medical Center

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 all those aged 21 and over. Advance registration is required and there is a limit of 16 participants. For more information, contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at tlustig@cityofparkland.org or 954-757-4142.

 

Parkland Walkabouts Walking Program
Friday, January 17, 2014
9:00AM-10:00AM
Pine Trails Park - 10555 Trails End, meet at the concession stand
Presented by Northwest Medical Center

Shed all that holiday weight and start off the New Year right by walking! 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 Parks. The program is free of charge and open to all aged 21 and over (no strollers please). Advanced registration is required; however you may join at any time. (The next meeting after this one will be at 9:00am on Friday, February 7 at Terramar Park, meeting by the large pavilion).  For more information or to register, please contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at 954-757-4142 or tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

City of Parkland Farmers Market
Sunday, January 19, 2014 9AM to 1PM
Equestrian Center – 8350 Ranch Road


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 January 19, 2014 from 9:00am till 1:00pm at the Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road, Parkland, FL 33067. 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! Over 90 vendors will be 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!

 

Teen Advisory Group
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
6:30PM-9:30PM
City Hall Activity Room- 6600 University Drive

Presented by Marrecau & Rodriquez Orthodontics

Join the City of Parkland’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and become a leader in your community. Create the programs and experiences you would like to see offered in Parkland for teens. TAG meetings and activities are for students aged 14-18 years old and a great opportunity to help plan social events and obtain leadership skills while receiving volunteer service hours. This particular class will be a CPR Certification Class.  The class will take place from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Throughout the school year training classes will be held on CPR, first aid, fire extinguisher usage and more. Please contact GerriAnn Dougherty, Program Manager at 954-757-4142 or e-mail gdougherty@cityofparkland.org  for additional information or to join the group.

 

Senior Grant Class: Fire Extinguisher Training
Thursday, January 23, 2014
10:00 AM-11:30AM
Parkland Amphitheater – 10561 Trails End
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Ever worry what you would do if you had a fire in the house? This is a great opportunity to learn how to use a fire extinguisher as well as go over terrific tips in order to be better prepared and avoid future accidents or emergencies. We will learn straight from experts at Coral Springs Fire Department and participants will be able to handle a fire extinguisher and put out a real fire to be sure to get the feel of it. This program is free of charge for Parkland residents aged 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. For more information contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at 954-757-4142 or tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

March Adult Paid Trip & Senior Grant Class Registration
January 24 from 5:00pm through January 27 at 9:00AM

Marvelous March begins with a trip to see behind the scenes at the horseraces on Saturday, March 22nd; we’ll tour Gulfstream Park's barn area, see top thoroughbreds work out and catch a race or two. This day’s excursion is open to all 50+ regardless of residency and will cost $26 per person which covers the tour, a hot dog or slice of pizza, soda and $2 voucher to put towards a race in the afternoon for which we'll have reserved seating.

Our March madness continues with an Extreme Saving class on Tuesday, March 25th from 10:00am-11:30am in which we’ll learn the art of couponing, where to get senior discounts shopping, what a groupon is and many other helpful tips to maximize your saving$.

To be entered into the lottery for this month’s activities, please call Program Specialist Tammy Lustig at 954-757-4142 anytime from Friday, January 24 at 5:00PM through Monday, January 27, 2014 at 9:00AM. Be sure to leave a clear message with your name (your spouse's name if he/she will be coming as well) in addition to the best number to call you back at to confirm. (Friends will need to call in on their own). Payment for the trip is required by Wednesday, February 5, 2014 to secure your spot. On February 6, we will be inviting those on the waitlist in order to fill any unpaid spots on the bus. There are no refunds for this trip. The class is free and open to Parkland residents 62+.

 

Light Fitness
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Parkland Amphitheater – 10561 Trails End

The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring back 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 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, stretching and get your blood flowing in a relaxing, stress-free, yoga-inspired environment. Advanced registration is required; however you may join at any time.  For more information or to register, please contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at tlustig@cityofparkland.org  or 954-757-4142.

 

Adult Outdoor Bocce Ball
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Pine Trails Park - 10555 Trails End at Field #5
Presented by Northwest Medical Center

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 all those aged 21 and over. Advance registration is required and there is a limit of 16 participants. For more information, contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at 954-757-4142 or tlustig@cityofparkland.org

 

AARP Driver Safety Program
Saturday, February 15, 2014
9:00AM-3:00PM
City Hall - 6600 University Drive
Registration is open now, limited space available – secure your spot today!

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 at 954-757-4122 or email gdougherty@cityofparkland.org for additional information or to register for the class.

 

Senior Grant Class: Making a Mosaic Hot Plate Holder
Thursday, February 27, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Parkland Library, 6620 University Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Are you creative? It’s OK if you’re not, everyone needs a place to put their hot pots down and this fun art project is meant to look aBsTrAcT! The way to anyone’s heart is delicious cooking, so start with the basics and keep your countertops burn-free by designing a beautiful pot holder! All materials are included and this program is free of charge for Parkland residents aged 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. For more information contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at 954-757-4142 or tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

Garden Contest
Registration continues

The City of Parkland wants to see your Garden! Parkland residents and businesses are invited to share their love of gardening with the community and receive recognition for doing their part to make our area greener and more beautiful. All submissions must be turned in by Monday, February 3, 2014 by 5:00pm. The application can be found on the City’s website at www.cityofparkalnd.org. For more information contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist, at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.
 

Snowfest
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Registrations continues
11:00 AM –2:00PM
Terramar Park - 6575 NW 75th Drive

The City of Parkland, Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics, North West Medical Center and the Goddard School is excited to bring back Snowfest at Terramar Park on January 26, 2014 from 11:00am-2:00pm. There will be 10 tons of snow, an outdoor skating rink, a 30 foot snow slide, food trucks and more! This event is open to Parkland residents only and space is limited.  Pre-registration begins on Monday, December 30, 2013 and ends on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 2:00pm. Registration can be done online through Web Trac on the City of Parkland website www.cityofparkland.org or in person at the Parkland Amphitheater. Preregistration tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the event. For more information, please contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

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Monday, January 6, 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 To Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony For New Fire Station

The City of Parkland will celebrate the start of construction at the site of their newest Fire Station.   City of Parkland Officials and invited guests will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for Fire Station 109 on January 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

City of Parkland & Parkland YMCA To Hold Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast

Please join the City of Parkland and the Parkland YMCA Family Center for a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Parkland Family YMCA, 10559 Trails End, on January 17, 2014 from 8:00 am until 10:00am.  The event will feature a live simulcast of the 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Inspirational Breakfast featuring former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Congressman Andrew Young.  All members of the community are invited to attend, and a light breakfast will be served. For additional information please contact Scott Davidoff, Public Information Officer, at 954-757-4126. 

City of Parkland Annual Scholarship Applications Now Available

The City of Parkland annually awards scholarships to Parkland residents for post-secondary education.  The scholarship is in recognition of outstanding community or civic service.  This scholarship is made possible through The City of Parkland, the Parkland Education Advisory Board and the Parkland Teen Advisory Group and is open to all Parkland students in public school, private school or homeschool students.  The completed application and all supporting materials must be received by 4:00pm on January 31, 2014. To download the application, please click here or call Scott Davidoff, Public Information Officer at 954-757-4126. 


Parkland Library Events

Winter Storytime Registration
Wednesday, January 8th 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 January 8th at 8:30am. For further assistance, call (954)-757-4207.

 

Adult Chess
Wednesday, January 8th and 15th 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Are you interested in the game of chess? Come to the library and play with other chess fans! Any level of experience welcome.  Register here or call (954)757-4207

Coffee Bar and Used Book Fair
Saturday, January 11th 10:00am to 1:00pm

The book fair will be held in the Library Lobby.  Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library

 

Teen Film Discussion: Super Man, Man of Steel
Saturday, January 11th 1:00pm

Come watch the hit movie Super Man movie, Man of Steel staring Henry Cavil.  Man of Steel tells the story of a young boy who learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. 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) 757-4207

Lego Build with Bricks 4 Kidz
(age 7 and up)

Thursday, January 16th 3:30pm

Build a Bricks for Kids motorized project with LEGO® Bricks.  Children learn principles of robotics and engineering through a hands-on model build. Parkland Library card required to register.  Register here or call (954)757-4207. 


Film Viewing and Discussion:  Big Night
Saturday, January 18th 1:00pm

The movie stars Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci and Isabella Rossellini.  A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business. Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat. The owner of the nearby Pascal's restaurant, enormously successful (despite its mediocre fare), offers a solution - he will call his friend, a big-time jazz musician, to play a special benefit at their restaurant. Primo begins to prepare his masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, for the brothers' big night...    In English.  Showing time is 107 minutes.  Register online here or call (954)757-4207.



Parks and Recreation Events


Garden Contest

The City of Parkland wants to see your Garden! Parkland residents and businesses are invited to share their love of gardening with the community and receive recognition for doing their part to make our area greener and more beautiful. All submissions must be turned in by Monday, February 3, 2014 by 5:00pm. The application can be found on the City’s website at www.cityofparkalnd.org. For more information contact Caitlin Crossin, Program Specialist, at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

 

Adult Outdoor Bocce Ball
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
10:00AM-11:30AM
Pine Trails Park - 10555 Trails End
Presented by Northwest Medical Center

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 all those aged 21 and over. Advance registration is required and there is a limit of 16 participants. For more information, contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at 954-757-4142 or tlustig@cityofparkland.org

 

Healthy Lifestyle Class
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
1:00PM-2:00PM
Parkland City Hall- 6600 University Drive

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 are for adults 21 years of age and older and promote healthy living from a holistic approach. This quarter’s class, sponsored by Northwest Medical Center , features Clinical Dietitian Rita Hardy who will enlighten us on “Kicking Off Your New Year Eating Healthy".  This fun packed activity is designed to clarify and build understanding of the food portion sizes needed in order for you to be the healthiest you can be. Complimentary sandwiches, salads, desserts and assorted beverages will be served. Registration can be done over the phone, by e-mail or in person at the Parkland Amphitheater. For more information, contact Tammy Lustig at 954-757-4142 or tlustig@cityofparkland.com.

 

Movies in the Park – Smurfs 2
Friday, January 10, 2014
7:00PM – 8:30PM
Pine Trails Park Amphitheater- 10561 Trails End

The City of Parkland, North Broward Preparatory School, Paragon Theater, Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics and North West Medical Center announces its Movies in the Park program, where a new movie will be shown for your family's viewing pleasure. There is no better place to be than your neighborhood park. Come support Riverglades Elementary, one of Parkland’s proudly A+ rated schools, as sell drinks and snacks to help raise funds for next year’s educational programming and extra-curricular activities. Grab a picnic basket and a blanket and enjoy the show! For more information, contact the Main Parks and Recreation phone number at 954-757-4105.

 

Concert in the Park-Kim Betts and Gamble Creek (Country Tribute Band)
January 11, 2014
7:00PM-8:30PM
Pine Trails Amphetheater-10561 Trails End, Parkland

The City of Parkland and Northwest Medical Center are proud to announce Kim Betts and Gamble Creek a Country Tribute Band coming to the Parkland Amphitheater located in Pine Trails Park on January 11, 2014 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. The food trucks will be on site and begin serving food at 6:00pm.  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.

 

Parkland Walkabouts Walking Program
Friday, January 17, 2014
9:00AM-10:00AM
Pine Trails Park - 10555 Trails End, meet at the concession stand

Presented by Northwest Medical Center

Shed all that holiday weight and start off the New Year right by walking! 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 Parks. The program is free of charge and open to all aged 21 and over (no strollers please). Advanced registration is required; however you may join at any time. (The next meeting after this one will be at 9:00am on Friday, February 7 at Terramar Park, meeting by the large pavilion).  For more information or to register, please contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at 954-757-4142 or tlustig@cityofparkland.org .

 

Teen Advisory Group
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
6:30PM-9:30PM
City Hall Activity Room- 6600 University Drive

Presented by Marrecau & Rodriquez Orthodontics

Join the City of Parkland’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and become a leader in your community. Create the programs and experiences you would like to see offered in Parkland for teens. TAG meetings and activities are for students aged 14-18 years old and a great opportunity to help plan social events and obtain leadership skills while receiving volunteer service hours. This particular class will be a CPR Certification Class.  The class will take place from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Throughout the school year training classes will be held on CPR, first aid, fire extinguisher usage and more. Please contact GerriAnn Dougherty, Program Manager at 954-757-4142 or e-mail gdougherty@cityofparkland.org  for additional information or to join the group.

Senior Grant Class: Fire Extinguisher Training
Thursday, January 23, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:30AM
Parkland Amphitheater – 10561 Trails End
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Ever worry what you would do if you had a fire in the house? This is a great opportunity to learn how to use a fire extinguisher as well as go over terrific tips in order to be better prepared and avoid future accidents or emergencies. We will learn straight from experts at Coral Springs Fire Department and participants will be able to handle a fire extinguisher and put out a real fire to be sure to get the feel of it. This program is free of charge for Parkland residents aged 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. For more information contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at 954-757-4142 or tlustig@cityofparkland.org.

 

Snowfest
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Registrations continues 
11:00 AM –2:00PM
Terramar Park - 6575 NW 75th Drive

The City of Parkland, Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics, North West Medical Center and the Goddard School is excited to bring back Snowfest at Terramar Park on January 26, 2014 from 11:00am-2:00pm. There will be 10 tons of snow, an outdoor skating rink, a 30 foot snow slide, food trucks and more! This event is open to Parkland residents only and space is limited.  Pre-registration begins on Monday, December 30, 2013 and ends on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 2:00pm. Registration can be done online through Web Trac on the City of Parkland website www.cityofparkland.org or in person at the Parkland Amphitheater. Preregistration tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the event. For more information, please contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4113 or ccrossin@cityofparkland.org.

 

Senior Grant Class: Making a Mosaic Hot Plate Holder
Thursday, February 27, 2014
10:00 AM – 11:30AM
Parkland Library, 6620 University Drive
Registration is now open, sign up today!

Are you creative? It’s OK if you’re not, everyone needs a place to put their hot pots down and this fun art project is meant to look aBsTrAcT! The way to anyone’s heart is delicious cooking, so start with the basics and keep your countertops burn-free by designing a beautiful pot holder! All materials are included and this program is free of charge for Parkland residents aged 62 and over who are currently registered with Parks & Recreation. For more information contact Tammy Lustig, Program Specialist at 954-757-4142 or tlustig@cityofparkland.org .

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