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ISSUE ONE | 2017

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TABLE OF CONTENTs MESSAGES FROM CITY OFFICIALS 3 WHAT’S HAPPENING IN MIRAMAR 6 BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION 7 DOMINO TOURNAMENT 8 BLASTING CONCERNS

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CELEBRATING THE CITY OF MIRAMAR IN 2016!

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ROBERT E. PALMER NAMED INTERIM FIRE-CHIEF

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BASKETBALL COP FOUNDATION 14 S.A.L.T. ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

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CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) PROJECT

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BUSINESS PULSE | SPOT ON REWARDS

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GOOD MORNING MIRAMAR 21 SUMMER CAMP 23 CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH 25 WORK FOR MIRAMAR 26

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MESSAGES FROM MIRAMAR’S CITY OFFICIALS HAPPY NEW YEAR MIRAMARIANS! I am so excited about what’s in store for our great city in 2017!  One of my continued priorities for the upcoming year is Economic Development and Job Creation. I have visited a number of companies based in Miramar - those that are new relocations to our city as well as those who have expanded their operations as a result of their success in our great city.  Many of these companies are in aviation, telecommunications and biosciences.  A number of them have stated that they have open positions and would like to fill with people located in the Miramar area. To assist candidates best prepared for opportunities and professional development, my office has partnered with Nova Southeastern University to develop programs that will provide needed training for these positions.  With that in mind, we will hold our next “Let’s Talk” – Jobs! on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at City Hall.  Find out how Miramar has attracted some of the best companies in the country and how you can prepare and land one of their high paying jobs.   The Mayor’s Annual 3K Walk/Run and Health Fair is taking place on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Town Center. This community-wide family event is designed to get Miramar Fit.  This year, we have added yoga to the activities and hope you will join us whether you are a couch potato or full-on marathon runner!  Memorial Healthcare Systems  and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital will again participate and provide free health screenings. Attendees can participate in cooking demonstrations, spinnercise and aerobics. For additional information about either of these events, call my office at 954 6023198 or email  elaroche@miramarfl.gov   The City of Miramar’s Adult Day Care Center received its official license for operation and is now providing aid to our residents who are in need of these services. To learn more, visit our Social Services Department website at MiramarFL. gov/442/Social-Services.   An update regarding the oil drilling application filed by Kanter Real Estate to drill for oil in Miramar:  The Florida Department of Environmental Protection rejected the application.  At this time, Kanter has appealed the rejection but the City of Miramar, with our supporters, will continue to oppose this request and keep you updated with information. In Service,   Wayne Messam, CGC, LEED AP, BD+C Mayor

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a great holiday season filled with love, happiness and joy. The next few months are going to be busy as we kick off 2017. On February 24, I will be hosting the Community First Leadership Awards at the Miramar Cultural Center. This will be a wonderful night of recognition and celebration. If you know someone who has made an impact to the City of Miramar, be sure to nominate them for one of these prestigious awards. Nomination forms and instructions can be downloaded here: Community First Awards Application. I have been busy working on my Community First Plus 1 initiative. This initiative will provide support for payment of water bills to those who have experienced a hardship. Although we are still in the planning stages, we are asking for donations that will be designated to a Community First Plus 1 fund for use when the program officially kicks-off. For more information or to make a donation, please call 954-602-3157. I wish you all a healthy, successful and joy filled 2017. Maxwell B. Chambers Vice-Mayor

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MESSAGES FROM MIRAMAR’S CITY OFFICIALS As our fair city enters the New Year, it is of some value to not only review what transpired in the year just ended, but to also prepare for 2017. While politics made the news at both the local and national levels, it would be true to acknowledge that the City of Miramar has fared well. Development has continued apace and residents who have waited on infrastructural up-grades are now able to see that on the not too distant horizon. The patience and sacrifice of one union has paid off, while other unions have displayed understanding that comes with the goodwill the city enjoys and the maturity of true professionals. The New Year promises some more of what our residents have come to expect, progress and the kind of service that only the esteemed women and men on our staff can and are prepared to offer. On my part, I have doubled the annual scholarship fund—named after my mother and father—so both High Schools in the city will benefit from the fund every year. In addition, my plans include staging additional citizenship drives as well as seminars on issues like sickle cell anemia, among others. I wish for all our residents and their families a blessed Holiday Season and the very best for 2017. Commissioner Winston F. Barnes

It is my honor and pleasure to serve as your Miramar City Commissioner. 2016 was a successful year that highlighted what we can do for the City of Miramar to make it the most livable city. Some significant accomplishments included building a new Police Headquarters, the completion of the renovation of River Run Park, construction of the Adult Day Care Center and the opening of the Pembroke Road I-75 overpass. From developing the infrastructure to small business development, to my continuous focus on showcasing the diversity of our communities, to listening to you, the resident and addressing your concerns, I work for you to make Miramar a better city. As I look forward to 2017, I am excited and ready. Ready to take on what is important to you, our residents and the enrichment of our communities. You have my commitment that I will continue to work on completing those projects that are in progress such as the good neighbor agreement to minimize the impact of nearby blasting, the renovation of Shirley Branca Park and a Police Substation in our Historic Miramar. I will continue to advocate for the most vulnerable in our community, our children and our seniors, and I will continue to advocate for One Miramar through promoting the rich diversity of our city. With a joyful spirit and enthusiasm, I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Your Commissioner, Yvette Colbourne

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MESSAGES FROM MIRAMAR’S CITY OFFICIALS Dear neighbors,

The past quarter has been extremely busy with initiatives. In the month of November,   I was able to host our annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive and give away 1,500 turkeys, a Mammo Party for breast cancer screening, and educate the City of Miramar’s  small businesses at the small business expo. I am excited to have entered the new year with initiatives that have benefitted our diverse community. On January 12th we kicked off the new year with a Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Hurricane Matthew at Regional Park and on February 11 we organized our annual Health Fair which provided blood pressure checkups, health screenings, Medicaid assistance, etc.  These are just a few things we have started our new year with. As promised,  I am making  your priorities my priorities.

Mammo Party at Memorial Miramar

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Commissioner Darline B. Riggs 2016 Turkey Drive

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MIRAMAR PETER LONDON FUSION MASTER DANCE CLASS February 18, 2016 | 10AM Miramar Cultural Center 2400 Civic Center Place

PASSPORT DAYS 2017 February 21st, 2017 March 7th and 21st, 2017 City Clerk City Hall 2300 Civic Center Place

Household & Electronic Hazardous Waste Drop Off March 12, 2016 | 8AM - 4PM Youth Enrichment Center 7000 Miramar Parkway

A SIP OF WINE... A TASTE OF HEAVEN March 11, 2017 | 7PM - 11PM

MIRAMAR DOMINO TOURNAMENT March 24, 2017 | 7PM

Town Center Plaza 2300 Civic Center Pl.

Town Center Plaza 2300 Civic Center Pl.

Ballet Etudes of South Florida Master Dance Class March 25, 2017 | 10AM Miramar Cultural Center 2400 Civic Center Place

BALLET ETUDES’ SWAN LAKE March 26, 2017 | 5PM - 7:30pM Miramar Cultural Center 2400 Civic Center Place

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TOUR DE BROWARD February 26, 2017 6AM - 12PM Miramar Regional Park 16801 Miramar Parkway

CHARLOTTES WEB April 5, 2017 | 10AM & 11:45AM

Miramar Cultural Center 2400 Civic Center Place


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CITY OF MIRAMAR RESIDENTS

BLASTING CONCERNS

Blasting Effects

Blasting being conducted in northwest Miami-Dade County is of tremendous concern to residents of the City because of the effect such activities have on people and property within the City. Despite the fact that the City banned all blasting within the City in December 1999, the effects of blasting performed by mining companies outside City limits are being felt within Miramar. The regulation of blasting activities in Florida currently falls under the jurisdiction of the State Fire Marshal’s Office. This provides general information and a summary of the City’s efforts regarding blasting.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BLASTING BACKGROUND, FAQ, AND TOWN HALL MEETINGS.

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IT’S RIGHT HERE IN MIRAMAR YEAR IN REVIEW

CELEBRATING THE CITY OF MIRAMAR IN 2016! JANUARY •

2016 rang in loud and clear as the Pepsi Funk Fest made its debut at Miramar Regional Park with more than 10,000 people who knew that the best way to start your New Year’s Day—well, It’s Right Here in Miramar!

The New Year is also the time to make the commitment to get in shape and Zo’s Winter Groove/Miramar Pembroke Pines Rotary Club Run provided everyone the opportunity to do just that as the kick-off to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

Speaking of MLK Day, thousands came out to our annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. event to see live entertainment, re-enactments of Dr. King’s speeches and community dedicated to “Keeping the Dream Alive!”

The Ansin Art Gallery at the Miramar Cultural Center hosted the President Barack Obama exhibit which featured selected photos that were chosen and sent to Miramar by the official White House photographer, Pete Souza.

FEBRUARY •

Our Black History Month program at Town Center kicked off the month of February with a family fun day featuring live music, bounce houses and more.

MARCH •

The City of Miramar proudly introduced the ‘Miramar YOU Card’ powered by SpotOn! The free ‘YOU’ card is an affinity program providing discounts and deals at participating Miramar businesses and anywhere SpotOn is accepted! You can also use it to receive big discounts for City services like summer camps, facility rentals, concerts, shows and more. Get your free Miramar YOU card today at City Hall, 2300 Civic Center Place or any of the 44 and counting participating businesses in Miramar! Miramar Businesses can call 954.602.3129, for more information.

APRIL •

If you wanted to obtain your United States citizenship in time for the November elections, the Citizenship Drive hosted by Commisioner Barnes was the best place to make it happen.

Remember that pledge to get in shape back in January? Well, Mayor Messam’s 5k Run/Walk was another opportunity to get moving!

Have you visited our website lately? The new and improved site was launched in April to provide a user friendly experience for all! visit www.MiramarFL.gov today!

The City launched its live radio show, Good Morning Miramar, on April 12, 2016 featuring Miramar business Diamond Girl Beauty Supply and the non-profit Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center & Career Expo. The show has since featured the likes of Celebrity Actor Lamman Rucker, local Dignitaries and Miramar Residents!

MAY •

The City of Miramar kicked off its annual birthday celebration, Miramar Day sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hospital Miramar, with an evening of fun geared towards the decade of fun - the ‘80s!! The event was hosted by Headkrack of the Rickey Smiley Morning Show while DJ Zog entertained the crowd with a throwback ‘80s mix! Residents enjoyed mini carnival rides, bounce houses, games, live music, great food and more!

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JUNE •

Have you seen the new Miramar Police Department? It officially opened and is located at 11765 City Hall Promenade at Miramar Town Center. Stop by and say hello to “Officer Friendly” at any time!

The Caribbean American Heritage Celebration was held at Perry Park | Wellman Field this year due to Shirley Branca Park undergoing construction of a permanent bandshell and other improvements.

JULY •

More than 10,000 residents, family and friends came out to celebrate our Nation’s independence on July 4th with a spectacular fireworks show and a Humvee courtesy of the National Guard stationed Right Here in Miramar!

AUGUST •

Here’s something you don’t see at Miramar Town Center every day-- former United States President William Jefferson Clinton, who was on the campaign trail for his wife, Hillary Clinton. It is believed to be the first time in the history of The City of Miramar to host a U.S. President—former or current.

SEPTEMBER •

The City’s annual Career Expo brought out employers and prospective employees alike who were looking to better their opportunities in life. Some applicants were actually hired on the spot! Major employers like Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club, Macy’s, and several Fortune 500 companies based in Miramar were on-site and recruiting the best talent in South Florida.

OCTOBER •

The City’s Latin Heritage Celebration at Miramar Regional Park was cut short due to rain, but before we ended the night, we did see some exciting acts that brought the “sizzle” to Miramar!

After nearly a three year hiatus, The City’s annual Halloween event came back in full force! Booville! At Town Center was a tremendous hit, with nearly 5,000 goblins, ghouls, princesses, clowns, Transformers and more coming out to celebrate the witchy season!

River Run officially reopened with new walking tracks, exercise equipment and a big Halloween bash as well. Thousands walked from the surrounding neighborhoods to enjoy an evening of fun and merriment with their neighbors and friends.

NOVEMBER •

The end of the year was very busy—there were turkey giveaways, mammogram testings, Family Fun Day and for the first time, Puppy Palooza. More than 300 people came out with their best friends to enjoy a day on the Town Center Square that featured obstacle courses, a doggy fashion show, pet adoptions, health screenings and much more!

We’re green—and we love it! The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) South Florida Chapter recognized the City of Miramar as the 2016 recipient of its Outstanding Green Local Government category. Nominees were evaluated on the ability to show a commitment to integrate a culture of sustainability and growth into their municipal operations and community lifestyle.

DECEMBER •

Our annual Holiday Tree Lighting brought out all of those in the holiday spirit to enjoy Christmas carols by a choir and music by New Renaissance Middle School Band. Oh, and we lit the best-looking tree in all of South Florida!

Well, it was so much fun—they had to do it again! The Pepsi Funk Fest, that is! That’s right, it came back TWICE in one year and expanded to a two-day event that saw thousands enjoy the enjoy the sounds of TLC, BBD, Guy, Jodeci and more.

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ROBERT E. PALMER NAMED INTERIM FIRE-CHIEF IT’S RIGHT HERE IN MIRAMAR YEAR IN REVIEW

A South Florida native of Cuban decent, Chief Palmer grew up in the City of Miramar and graduated from Miramar High School. He began his career as a Firefighter/EMT with Miramar Fire-Rescue in 1992, in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. He has always considered himself fortunate to serve the residents of Miramar, a city he lived in for 38 years. Chief Palmer has a Master’s degree in Emergency Services Management; a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health/Fire Science and an Associate’s degree in Fire Science. He has served as Deputy Fire Chief since 2014 and has previously held numerous other leadership roles within the department. Chief Palmer holds many professional certifications: State Certified Live Fire Trainer, American Heart BLS and ACLS Instructor, Dive Rescue I and II Certifications, State Certified Fire Officer I, American Heart BLS and ACLS Provider, State Certified Paramedic, State Certified Firefighter, State Certified Fire Inspector, State Certified Fire Instructor, and State Certified Emergency Medical Technician.

ROBERT E. PALMER

He is the driving force behind the very successful FireRescue Cadets, a department program he spearheaded in order to introduce local students to the fire service.

City of Miramar Interim Fire-Chief

When not at work, Chief Palmer’s hobbies include vehicle restorations, boating and photography.

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MIRAMAR CERT CLASSES BEGIN IN 2017 THE CITY OF MIRAMAR IS NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR ITS FREE COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) BASIC COURSE.

MIRAMAR FIRE-RESCUE AWARDED FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION GRANT

CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders may be able to meet all the demands for services in a timely manner. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects.

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION has awarded Miramar Fire-Rescue the requested Bullex digital fire trainer’s package and digital nozzle complete package. This equipment allows for digital, simulated hands on training.

THE CLASSES OFFERED ARE: Fire Safety & Suppression Terrorism Awareness Disaster Medical Operations II Disaster Psychology Review & Graduation

Feb 22, 2017 Mar 01, 2017 Mar 15, 2017 Mar 22, 2017 Mar 29, 2017

Currently to allow for live fire training, a structure must be acquired, crews have to train off-shift and a minimum of two off shift certified live fire instructors have to be available. With this new fire trainer, every shift will be able to more easily simulate live fire operations almost anywhere and with minimal set up. It will allow us to turn any location into a “burn room”. This technology will allow our firefighters to train in countless locations and situations to diversify our training and ensure our trainees are prepared to handle any real fire situation.

*All classes will take place at the Miramar Fire Rescue Station 84 located at 14801 S.W. 27 Street, Miramar, FL 33027 (Training room 1st floor – drive through the gates and park in the rear of the station) Classes will begin at 6:30pm and end at 9:30pm on each Wednesday. Please be on time.

It is not intended to replace live fire training; it is another tool in our training toolbox! The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation provides life-saving equipment and needed resources to first responders and public safety organizations. They were founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

*City of Miramar residents will be given preference with class reservation space limit. At the end of the course completion each participant will receive a CERT backpack with course preparedness content and a Certificate of Course Completion. Email us at fdem@miramarfd.org or call 954-602-4883 to reserve your place in the class as space is limited. Participation is subject to background check. Forms will be completed on the first day of class.

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BASKETBALL CO P F O U N DAT I O N

THE MIRAMAR POLICE DEPARTMENT, THROUGH THE BASKETBALL COP FOUNDATION,

donated a hoop and basketball to a deserving Miramar teen. The foundation encourages officers to play basketball with the kids in the community to help promote communication and give them the opportunity to get to know one another. The Basketball Cop Foundation was created by Bobby White, a Gainesville officer who was responding to a noise complaint of children playing basketball. Video of the officer responding to the call and then shooting hoops with the neighborhood kids went viral. Officer White was raised in Miramar and has said, “this is the police department that I looked up to as a kid.� Donating a basketball hoop and balls to a Miramar teen, through the police department that partly inspired him to become an officer, was a proud moment for him.

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CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) PROJECTS

managed by the Construction and Facilities Management Department, were successfully completed in October:

ADULT DAY CARE CENTER A Home Away From Home The Construction and Facilities department proudly handed over the keys to the newly completed Adult Day Care Center facility to the Social Services department on November 9, 2016. The one story, 3,800 sq. ft. facility located at 8915 Miramar Parkway was built at the site adjacent to Fire Station 70. The facility includes a dining room, warming kitchen, classroom / meeting room, outdoor covered patio and office support areas. The Adult Day Care Center will offer a non-residential program that provides supervised care to adults 18 years of age or older in a supportive and safe setting.

RIVER RUN PARK In the Heart of the City All upgrading work on the River Run Park project was completed and turned over to the Parks and Recreation Department in midNovember. A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held November 3. The project included additional parking with gates, walking trail improvements, new lighting, and the conversion of existing storage building into a new Community Meeting Room.

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GRAND OPENING

SOUTH CENTRAL/SOUTHEAST FOCAL POINT

The City of Miramar’s grand opening of its NEW South Central/South East Focal Point (SCSEFP) Adult Day Care Center, at 8915 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33025, took place Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. This key addition in care gives families and caregivers a new community-based alternative to leaving their loved ones during the day. When considering Adult Day Care Services, clients must be 18 and over and be assessed by the City’s Social Services Department. To schedule an appointment for an intake assessment or obtain more information, please call (954) 883-5220.

RIVER RUN PARK RIBBON CUT TING 2016 VIDEO

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Keep up with miramar special events!

THE CITY OF MIRAMAR

IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! Our NEW City App is now available to download! Find information on City departments, events and programs, pay your bill online, Passport Days and much more! DOWNLOAD TODAY FROM THE iTUNES STORE OR GOOGLE PLAY STORE THE

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BUSINESS PULSE | SPOT ON REWARDS SAVE ALL OVER TOWN! The City of Miramar is proud to introduce the ‘Miramar YOU Card’ powered by SpotOn! The free ‘YOU’ card is an affinity program providing discounts and deals at participating Miramar businesses and anywhere SpotOn is accepted! You can also use it to receive big discounts for City services like summer camps, facility rentals, concerts, shows and more!

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

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SET TO RETURN BIGGER AND BRIGHTER IN 2017! Good Morning Miramar returns March 2017 NEW SET! | NEW FACES! | ON-LOCATION BROADCASTING! LIVE ON COMCAST CHANNEL 78!

The City of Miramar is on the world-wide web 24/7 on the It’s Right Here In Miramar Radio Station on Tune-In Radio! Download the TuneIn radio app, type “It’s Right Here In Miramar” in the search box and hit enter. Click on the link once it appears and voila--you will be listening to #IRHIMradio. It’s as easy as that! Stay tuned for the NEW Good Morning Miramar show Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10AM!

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CITY OF MIRAMAR

Summer Camp 2017

REGISTRATION DATES: Residents: Saturday, March 18th at OPEN HOUSE 9AM - 1PM. | Miramar Town Center | 2300 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025 | Non-Residents: Monday, April 3rd at camp location of your choice. Children Services Council (CSC) Grant: Monday, March 27th Locations: Fairway Park Child Care Center and Miramar Youth Enrichment Center

TWEEN-2-TEEN CAMP SPORTS CAMP

Children ages 6-12 learn the basics of different sports activities each week. All levels are invited to participate. Miramar Youth Enrichment Center, 954-602-4780 #0; Ansin Sports Complex, 954-602-4990 #0; Sunset Lakes Community Center, 954-602-3340 #0

This group of active 13 to16-year-olds will be getting together every Monday through Thursday to enjoy field trips and more at Miramar Youth Enrichment Center. 954-602-3319

JUMP START INTO KINDERGARTEN SUMMER CAMP

This camp offers a fun and educational program created to assist children in the transition from pre-school to kindergarten to keep children learning and engaged over the summer. Silver Shores (Lic.46021); Youth Center (Lic.45706); Sunset Lakes (Lic.46209), Fairway Park (Lic. 45833)

SUMMER SWIM CAMP

This camp is designed for children ages 6-12 who love to swim or want to learn to swim. 954-883-6955

MIRAMARVELS CAMP

A traditional summer day-camp for children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. The summer will be filled with fun-themed activities, field trips and more! 954-8835230. Available at the following licensed centers: Youth Center (Lic.45706); Silver Shores (Lic.46021); Sunset Lakes (Lic.46209)

M.O.S.T. CAMP MAXIMIZING OUT-OF-SCHOOL-TIME

This camp, partially funded through the Children’s Services Council, includes academic enrichment activities, physical fitness activities, nutrition education and healthy snacks. Fairway Park (Lic. 45833) 954-602-4797 and Miramar Youth Enrichment Center 954-602-4780

LITTLE BROADWAYSUMMER CAMP This seven-week program is for children 7-13 years old that embraces the visual and performing arts and culminates with a public theater performance. Miramar Cultural Center For information, call 954-602-4528

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RENT OUR VENUES CONVENIENT. ELEGANT. AFFORDABLE.

Ample free parking • Conveniently located • Customizable menu and décor Art gallery • Indoor/outdoor venues for ceremony and reception Call us today (954) 602-4500 | events@miramarculturalcenter.org MiramarCulturalCenter.org Miramar Cultural Center | 2400 Civic Center Place | Miramar, FL 33025

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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT THE MIRAMAR CULTURAL CENTER

The Miramar Cultural Center recognizes Black History Month with art gallery exhibition “What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye’s America” and moderated race dialogues, which are both FREE and open to the public.

Through March 30th, stop by the Ansin Family Art Gallery to view “What’s Going On: Marvin Gaye’s America” in partnership with the Miramar Cultural Trust. Marvin Gaye’s 1971 critically acclaimed, landmark album  What’s Going On addresses social issues of the 1960s and 70s and implores America’s return to spirituality. Using historic and contemporary lenses, this photographic exhibition explores the album’s themes of war and economic inequality. It invites visitors to reflect on American life, especially in South Florida, in the 1970s, and to measure the progress of our society nearly five decades later. During Black History Month, the Miramar Cultural Trust partners with South Florida People of Color  for Unity360 Race Dialogues to present a FREE series of discussions and workshops addressing ways in which race, racism and prejudice shape our society and impact our daily interactions.  Join us for part two of the series on February 25 at 9 AM. This facilitated workshop is designed to give participants tools to deal with issues of race, such as reacting to racist remarks and increasing your level of comfort when it comes to issues of race. Co-facilitators are Dr. Tameka Hobbs, Miramar Cultural Trust board member and author of Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida, and attorney and member of South Florida People of Color, Jordana Hart.

For more information or to register for this event

email our Arts & Education Administrator or call 954-602-4519. Visit our always FREE art gallery Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM – 2PM and the first and third Saturday of each month 10 AM – 2 PM.

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LIVE IN MIRAMAR | WORK FOR MIRAMAR City of Miramar is Recruiting

The City of Miramar is currently recruiting for part-time & full-time positions. Learn about how you can join the City and help provide unparalleled services for your community. VIEW CURRENT JOB OPENINGS AND APPLY ONLINE:

www.miramarfl.gov/hr For additional information, please call (954) 602-3800

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