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City e-news is a monthly newsletter sent to Coral Springs e-news members to provide
the latest information from the City of Coral Springs.


March 2014
Our Town America - Friday, March 7 to Sunday, March 9
Teen Political Forum on Thursday, March 6
Trash to Treasure Garage Sale on Saturday, March 8
Coral Springs Festival of the Arts - Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16
Save the date for Half Marathon and Race for Women's Wellness 5K on Saturday, March 29
Fire Academy Expo and Charity Event on Sunday, March 30
Save the date for Worldfest on April 6
Upcoming shows at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts
Mayor and Commissioner Office Hours
Tune in to 'What's Happening?' on CityTV

About our 50th Anniversary Sponsors
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Teen Political Forum on Thursday, March 6
The 7th Annual Teen Political Forum will be hosted by the City of Coral Springs on Thursday, March 6th, 2014. The event, which is open to local high school students, will be held at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of this Forum is to have city and county elected officials enlighten students with their personal experiences as elected officials and address teen issues of interest, concluding with a Q & A from the student audience. This is a great opportunity for students to talk directly to their elected officials on topics that are significant to them. The event is open to all high school students who live in Coral Springs or who attend our local high schools: Coral Springs High, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, Coral Glades High, Coral Springs Charter, J. P. Taravella High and Coral Springs Christian Academy. Students may receive service hours for attending the Forum. Students who are home-schooled or attend private schools and live in Coral Springs are also welcome. To view last year’s video, visit www.CoralSprings.org/teenpoliticalforum. For further information, please call 954-344-1005.The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive.
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Trash to Treasure Garage Sale on Saturday, March 8
Vendor Spaces are now available for the Trash to Treasure Garage Sale, to be held at Mullins Park on Saturday, March 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. This popular event offers a great opportunity to buy or sell household and other items. Vendor spaces are $25 before February 9, $35 between February 10 and February 23, and $45 thereafter. Also needed is a separate $30 deposit check that will be returned after the event if the space is clean. No refunds will be given for vendor cancellations. Mullins Park is located at 10000 Ben Geiger Drive (N.W. 29th Street). For more information, call 954-345-2119 or register at the Coral Springs Gymnasium at 2501 Coral Springs Drive from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
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Our Town America from Friday, March 7 through Sunday, March 9
Don’t miss Our Town America from March 7th though the 9th. The three-day arts, entertainment and business festival will run at the Coral Springs Sportsplex. This festival is fun for the entire family and raises funds for programs and services of Community Nonprofit Organizations in the Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade County areas. As always, festival admission is free, but there is a $5 parking fee per car. The Sportsplex is located at 2575 Sportsplex Drive. For more information, visit ourtownamerica.org or call 954-752-0126.
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Coral Springs Festival of the Arts - March 15 & 16
Trolly BannerCome and enjoy this fantastic weekend of art, culture and entertainment! The 10th Annual Festival Of The Arts will highlight some of America’s finest artisans and contemporary crafters.

There will also be exciting performing arts events including fine dance, theatrical, and literary presentations.

For more information, visit www.csfoa.org.



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Save the date for Half Marathon and Race for Women's Wellness 5K
Save the date and start training for the Coral Springs Half Marathon and Race for Women’s Wellness 5K on Saturday, March 29. Both races will benefit the Broward Health Coral Springs Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. The Fund provides free mammograms to women in our community who financially cannot afford them. Runners and walkers of both the half marathon and 5K will start at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex on Sportsplex Drive. From there, participants will proceed on a fast, flat and paved course that winds through the City. There will be a four-hour time limit for runners to complete the half marathon, which equals a pace of 18 minutes per mile or faster. Prices for adults for the half marathon are $65. Race for Women’s Wellness 5K entries are $25 and $15 for students 19 and under. Prices will go up as the event nears, and registration closes on March 27. Those interested in participating can register at Active.com.Those interested in volunteering at the event should email event organizer Kelle Burke at kelleinthezone@yahoo.com. Students will receive service hours.
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Fire Academy Expo and Charity Event on Sunday, March 30

The Coral Springs Fire Academy is hosting a Fire Academy Expo on Sunday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As part of the Expo, the Coral Springs Professional Benevolent Association will be sponsoring “Niko’s Charity Combat Challenge” in hopes of raising funds for Niko Peros, whose father is a Battalion Chief for the City of Pembroke Pines. Niko is suffering from Fanconi Anemia (FA). This is an autosomal recessive blood disorder which leads to bone marrow failure and leukemia at an early age. To find out more about Niko, please visit www.RTCFoundation.com.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Combat Challenges by forming teams of five for $125. There will be truck pulls and bucket brigades. Registration can be done online or at the Expo starting at 7 a.m. To register your team or make a donation, visit www.CoralSpringsFirefighters.org.

In addition, families and future firefighters will have an opportunity to tour the award-winning facility and learn just what it takes to be a Firefighter or EMT. There will be safety demonstrations geared toward home safety, like CPR and drowning prevention. Sparky’s Fire House will also be available for children. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Attendees will receive a free registration fee to any fire class offered at the Academy.

For more information on our award-winning fire academy, please visit www.CoralSpringsFireAcademy.org. The Donald A. Haupt, Jr. Training Center is located at 4180 N.W. 120th Avenue. If you have any questions, please call 954-346-1774.
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Save the date for Worldfest on April 6
Bring your family and friends to WorldFest on April 6th at the Sportsplex and experience the diverse cultures that make up the community of Coral Springs. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature ethnic foods, live entertainment, arts and crafts and fun activities for children. Come and experience the action and excitement of Teen World and Kid’s World. Once again, the members of the Multi-Cultural Committee will conduct a Cooking Demonstration where you can sample delicious and unusual food items. Food, entertainment, vendor and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Community groups and individuals who are willing to volunteer their time to display their talent on stage also are encouraged to sign up. There is no charge for the outdoor WorldFest entertainment, music and exhibitions, but there is a $3 parking fee and a reasonable charge for the food and rides. For more information about the event or vendor positions, call 954-344-1063.
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Upcoming shows at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts
Your hometown theater is gearing up for it’s 2013-2014 season with some great performances, an exciting new Sherlock’s Dinner Theatre, and a cabaret series, the RRazz Room at Coral Springs Museum of Art!

March 29 - Shipwrecked

Sherlock’s Dinner Theatre
For over two decades, the Coral Springs Center for the Arts has been entertaining audiences through concerts, comedy, Broadway, and more. After experimenting with interactive dinner theatre last season to sell-out crowds, we are pleased to debut Sherlock’s Dinner Theatre, an exciting, interactive comedy experience where the audience is involved in the action!

Located on the second floor of the theater, in our intimate 80-seat Marquee Room, Sherlock’s Dinner Theatre guests will enjoy a night filled with entertainment and a wonderful dinner catered by Doris’ Italian Market. Join the fun with your spouse, family, & co-workers, or make it a Girl’s Night Out for an evening you won’t forget!

February 28 – March 30: Without a Hitch
April 25 – May 25: Maria’s Girls Night Out

The RRazz Room at Coral Springs Museum of Art
“The Premier Nightclub of South Florida” is presented in association with the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Enjoy a night full of dancing, great fun and live entertainment by renowned cabaret artists!

April 25- & 26 - PIA ZADORA "Back Again And Standing Tall" with Vincent Falcone
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Mayor and Commission office hours
The Mayor and City Commissioners have office hours to discuss City issues with residents or business owners. Office hours are set as follows, but check www.CoralSprings.org/events regularly for changes.

  • Mayor Vince Boccard will have office hours on Friday, March 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Coral Springs Whole Foods Market, 810 University Drive. Appointments are not required to meet the Mayor at Whole Foods.

  • Vice Mayor Larry Vignola will not have office hours in the month of March. To schedule an appointment, call 954-344-5911.

  • Commissioner Tom Powers will not have office hours in the month of March. To make an appointment, call 954-344-5911.

  • Commissioner Dan Daley is available to meet with residents on Tuesday, March 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Crocante Café & Bakery, 2708 N. University Drive. To make an appointment, call 954-344-5911.

  • Commissioner Claudette Bruck will have office hours on Monday, March 3 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Kilwins, 2758 University Drive at The Walk. Enjoy an ice cream while talking with the Commissioner. To make an appointment, call 954-344-5911.

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Tune in to 'What's Happening?' on CityTV
Find out 'What's Happening?' in the City on CityTV Channel 25 on Advanced Cable and Channel 99 on U-Verse.
This monthly show focuses on events and topics of local interest. 'What's Happening?' airs everyday at 7 a.m., noon and again at 4 and 10 p.m.

You can also tune in to CityTV for current Coral Springs news, as well as educational and cultural programming - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information about video on demand and watching CityTV online, go to: http://www.coralsprings.org/MediaCenter. If you have questions or comments about CityTV, send an e-mail to MHoffman@coralsprings.

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