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UNDER THE SUN THE MAGAZINE FOR THE CITY WITH EVERYTHING

ArtWalk now open! Farmers’ Market • Holiday Parade Downtown in December MLK Monument • Unplugged


Your Coral Springs City Commission and Charter Officers

John J. Hearn

City Attorney

Dan Daley

Commissioner

Larry Vignola

Vice Mayor

Skip Campbell Mayor

Lou Cimaglia

Commissioner

Joy Carter

Commissioner

Erdal Dönmez

City Manager

City officials approve City’s 2016 Annual Budget City officials approved the Business Plan and Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 at the second Public Budget Hearing held on September 24. The new Budget includes $12 million in priority capital projects over the next three years, such as: • Aquatic Complex renovations (including repairing the 50-meter pool), • Parks improvements including Cypress Park artificial turf field replacements, Gymnasium renovations, park security cameras, and energy efficient field lighting, • Center for the Arts roof repairs and interior improvements, • roadway resurfacing, • Forest Hills Boulevard pedestrian lighting, • Wiles Road and 441 intersection improvements, • Forensic analysis and other police, safety and investigative equipment. The adopted budget also includes initiatives geared toward enhancing the community’s appearance, safety, infrastructure and economic development. Under the Sun • Fall 2015

In order to complete these projects, property taxes increased by $0.2285, for a new millage rate at $4.7982. This will impact the average single-family homeowner by $45 per year in additional property taxes to the City. The Debt Service Millage rate increased from $0.2038 to $0.2933 due to the addition of the $12.45 million Public Safety General Obligation Bond approved by voters last November (see update on page 6). In addition, the Residential Solid Waste Special Assessment will increase by $8.91 to $234.75 per year. Although the Fire Assessment Fee for single-family homes increased by $5.64, there will be no increase in the Fire Assessment Fee for commercial properties. “Our goal is to enhance the community’s quality of life, while also attracting new businesses to invest in our City,” City Manager Erdal Dönmez said. “This new budget will place the City in the best position to take advantage of a growing economy.” For more information, visit our website. CoralSprings.org/budget


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FALL 2015

HIGHLIGHTS Thousands celebrate ArtWalk opening.......................................................... Page 2 New Farmers’ Market opens November 8.................................................... Page 4 Join forces at the Holiday Parade December 9..................................... Page 5 HOT TOPICS Residents invited to free State of the City concert........................... Page 6 Get connected at your neighborhood meeting................................... Page 6 Stay safe this holiday season....................................................................................... Page 7 Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’.................................................................................................... Page 7 BUSINESS CLIMATE Cleveland Clinic to open new Family Health Center...................... Page 8 LOCAL SPOTLIGHT No waste collection on Christmas Day............................................................Page 8 SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Commission renames Senior Center in Mullins Park..................... Page 9 CULTURAL ENERGY MLK Monument to be unveiled in January............................................. Page 10 FUN UNDER THE SUN Play at next Mayors’ Chess Challenge........................................................... Page 12 Save the date for Family Fun Day and Car Show............................. Page 12 Under the Sun is produced by the City of Coral Springs Communications and Marketing Department. editor@coralsprings.org • 954-344-1197 CITY OF CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA 9551 West Sample Road Coral Springs, Florida 33065 Main 954-344-1000 Citizen Services 954-344-1001 TTY 954-344-1022 Advanced Cable 25 or AT&T U-verse 99 CoralSprings.org/citytv

Director of Communications and Marketing Liz Kolodney Creative Services Coordinators Christine Parkinson Jahrsdoerfer Paula Rubiano Writer/Media Relations Coordinator Maria Fuentes-Archilla Photography Jorge Castillo • Cristina Fairhurst Maria Fuentes-Archilla Eli Goins • Ryan Himmel Christine Parkinson Jahrsdoerfer Julian Restrepo • Paula Rubiano This magazine is printed on paper that comes from responsible sources.

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UNDER THE SUN THE MAGAZINE FOR THE CITY WITH EVERYTHING

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The ArtWalk in Downtown Coral Springs includes the new sculpture Beyond. See page 2

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Art You Ready? Thousands celebrate ArtWalk Grand Opening Music was pumping in Downtown Coral Springs as crowds enjoyed the new ArtWalk at the Grand Opening on October 9, despite the few bouts of rain during the evening. Live entertainment, local artists and food trucks were just some of the highlights of the event, and we can’t forget the craft beer from Funky Buddha Brewery. With several thousand in attendance, it was a great kick-off event introducing this new gathering space to the community. Proceeds from beverage sales benefitted the Coral Springs Museum of Art. “Residents have been asking for a vibrant downtown for years, and we are excited to officially unveil our new ArtWalk,” Mayor Skip Campbell said at the opening. Artist Zachary Knudson also debuted his public art piece, Beyond, during the event. This 13-foot tall infinity glass sculpture features LED lights that illuminate the ArtWalk at night. Visit the ArtWalk to view other pieces already on display, including HD by Kimberly Fiebiger and Union One by Kevin Barrett. The ArtWalk is much more than an attractive pedestrianfriendly environment in the Downtown Coral Springs area.

The City Commission and members of the Community Redevelopment Agency officially opened the ArtWalk with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The City has plans to make it a vibrant and bustling area where there will be multiple community events for all to enjoy. The City, along with the Community Redevelopment Agency and Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce, will be planning more events at the ArtWalk (see sidebar), in addition to the new Coral Springs Farmers’ Market starting November 8 (see page 4). CoralSprings.org/ArtWalk Downtown Coral Springs, 9405 NW 31 Ct.

ArtWalk visitors will find HD in his new home, always smiling and ready for a photo. Local band Mouth Tape played acoustic rock for the crowd. Residents strolled by the live artist tents to see their creative process, and enjoyed a live painting performance by Pontet and Resurrection Drums.

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Several events are planned for the coming months at the ArtWalk, located in Downtown Coral Springs at 9405 NW 31 Ct.

Biz ‘n’ Kidz Holiday Happening on Nov. 21 The Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a citywide family and business holiday event, presented by Broward Health Coral Springs. This event will showcase businesses for the holiday season, as well as provide entertainment for families. Each booth will feature a holiday interactive activity for kids of all ages. There will be a visit from Frozen characters, Santa, photo opportunities and holiday musical performances. The event will be held on November 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ArtWalk. This will be one of the first of many events presented at this new venue in Coral Springs. For more information, please visit cschamber.com.

Downtown in December on Dec. 12        Bring your entire family to the City’s Downtown in December on Saturday, December 12. The fun begins at 5 p.m. and will include “ice” skating, holiday treats, hot cocoa and other fun winter surprises. The event is free but there will be food and refreshments available for purchase. Also, be prepared for a chance of snow as you stroll along the new ArtWalk location! An outdoor showing of several classic holiday films will begin at 7 p.m. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged, but please refrain from bringing alcoholic beverages. For more details, please call 954-344-1111 or visit CoralSprings.org/events.

Unplugged on Feb. 20 Hang out with friends and get Unplugged on Saturday, February 20. This outdoor event will feature live music, life-size games, craft beer and wine, food trucks and live art. This event is open to 21+. It all goes down from 6 to 10 p.m. at the ArtWalk. The event is free but food and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, visit CoralSprings.org/Unplugged and join our event on Facebook. CoralSprings.org/events

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New Farmers’ Market opens November 8

at the ArtWalk • 9405 NW 31 Court

A new Farmers’ Market is coming to town starting Sunday, November 8. The market, which will be held at the ArtWalk, will feature 40+ vendors selling fresh and organic produce, herbs, baked goods, pastas, as well as a variety of gourmet foods, including olive oil, fresh mozzarella, jams, honey and more. There will even be pet treats available for your furry companions. “Residents will be impressed with the vendors that I hand selected to join the market because of their product quality,” Market Manager Colleen Sullivan said. “As a long time South Florida resident and having family and friends that live in Coral Springs, I felt that this was an amazing opportunity to help revamp and show the residents that they can have a top notch market in a beautiful new location like the ArtWalk.” On opening day, there will be a chef demonstration from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You will also enjoy music while strolling the market. The Farmers’ Market, sponsored by The Cagan Team from Coldwell Banker, will run the second and fourth Sunday through May 2016 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the month of January only, the market will be held on the first and third Sunday of the month. ArtWalk, 9405 NW 31st Court CoralSpringsFarmersMarket.com 2015-2016 Farmers’ Market Schedule: November 8, 2015 November 22, 2015 December 13, 2015 December 27, 2015 January 3, 2016* January 17, 2016* February 14, 2016 February 28, 2016 March 13, 2016 March 27, 2016 April 10, 2016 April 24, 2016 May 8, 2016 May 22, 2016 *In January, the market will be held on the first & third Sunday.

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Coral Springs PARADE 2015

For the holidays

The most beloved superheroes will be putting aside their differences and “Joining Forces for the Holidays” at our annual Holiday Parade on Wednesday, December 9. This year’s parade will be led by Darth Vader and members of the 501st Legion Everglades Squad in their full Star Wars regalia. The parade along Sample Road will feature decorated floats from Coral Springs Drive to City Hall. Each year, the parade draws thousands of spectators and more than 60 floats, bands and other entries. Awards will be given in both non-profit and business divisions. Sponsorships are now available and are a great way to promote your business to thousands of local consumers. Businesses may enter the parade for a $175 fee, and nonprofits are welcome with a $35 registration fee. Applications and participant information are available on our website. Please note that Sample Road west of University Drive and east of NW 110th Avenue, and Coral Springs Drive north of NW 29th Street and south of NW 37th Street, will be closed on the night of the parade from 5 p.m. until approximately 10 p.m. To find out about becoming a parade volunteer, call Volunteer Services at 954-346-4430. In case of inclement weather, the parade will be held on Thursday, December 10. For more information on participating in the 2015 Holiday Parade, call 954-345-2112 or visit our website. CoralSprings.org/holidayparade

Run in the Holiday Mile before the parade Before the holiday parade, individuals and families are invited to participate in the Coral Springs Holiday Mile race along Sample Road at 6:15 p.m. The start location is at the northeast corner of Sample Road and Coral Springs Drive (in front of the CVS). The event is timed with awards, and is open to runners of all ages and abilities. Participants must pre-register online for $15, and are asked to park at the Center for the Arts. Race day registration is $20. For more information, e-mail kelleinthezone@yahoo.com or to register please visit www.itzevents.com.

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Join forces at the Holiday Parade December 9


hot topics

Residents invited to free State of the City concert

Park Springs Elementary

Coral Springs Elementary

Residents won’t want to miss our annual State of the City on Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. The City will highlight its accomplishments over the past year, thank its volunteers and end the night with a concert by The Hit Men, featuring hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s! State of the City will be held at the Center for the Arts, located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. The event is free to Coral Springs residents and tickets are available first-come, firstserved at City Hall and City Hall in the Mall starting January 4, 2016. Residents must be 13 years or older to attend.

Riverside Elementary

Get connected at your neighborhood meeting

CoralSprings.org/stateofthecity

YOUR CITY AT WORK General Obligation Bond Update During the November 2014 election, voters approved $12.45 million for Public Safety General Obligation Bonds. Public Safety Radio & Communication Equipment: Installed and operational. Reconstruction of Fire Stations 95 and 43: Construction drawings to be complete in November, with bidding to start in December. Safety Town Building: Construction to begin in November. Crime Scene Investigation Building renovation: Bidding to start in November.

Don’t miss the next Slice of the Springs neighborhood meeting in your area. At each meeting, residents will have a chance to discuss neighborhood improvements, voice a concern and interact directly with City staff, including Police, Fire, Community Development, Code Compliance, Parks and Recreation, and Public Works/Waste Pro. Southwest and Southeast Slices: Thursday, November 19, 7 p.m. at Riverside Elementary, 11450 Riverside Dr. • Center West and Town Center Slices: Thursday, February 11, 7 p.m. at Coral Springs Elementary, 3601 NW 110th Ave. • Northside and Northeast Slices: Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m. at Park Springs Elementary, 5800 NW 66 Terr. •

Can’t make a meeting? No problem. Catch replays on CityTV, channel 25 on Advanced Cable Communications or channel 99 on AT&T’s U-Verse. You can also stream it online at CoralSprings.org/slice. Data from the Slice meetings will also be made available online, including crime, fire and code enforcement statistics. To find out what “Slice” you live in, see the map above. CoralSprings.org/slice

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Using Craigslist to buy and sell items? Better to be safe than sorry. If you are buying or selling items on Craigslist, why not meet in the parking lot of the Police Department? Legitimate buyers and sellers will have no issue with meeting you there. The parking lot is under video surveillance, and the police department is operational 24/7. All too often we are hearing about people being robbed or, even worse, injured by someone they corresponded with on Craigslist. So please, if you are conducting a transaction, consider using the Police Department parking lot. 2801 Coral Springs Drive

Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Chief Tony Pustizzi and the men and women of the Coral Springs Police Department are making it easier to meet officers and discuss issues regarding crime and safety in our community. The program, “Coffee with a Cop,” will take place at Bageland and Chick-Fil-A on select Saturday mornings. For dates and locations, visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Police Department is Craigslist safe zone Learn self-defense tactics Want to learn self-defense tactics? The Coral Springs Police Department is empowering women to protect themselves by attending their upcoming Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) classes scheduled throughout next year. Women ages 13 and older, who attend the class, will learn the most effective ways to defend themselves when faced with potentially dangerous situations. RAD focuses on repetition, practice and muscle memory to help women survive during a struggle. Participants have a chance to practice what they learn during live scenarios. RAD meets on four consecutive Tuesdays, and the next session begins January 12, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Public Safety Building. The course is physically involved, but no prior self-defense experience is required. Participants must register in advance for a $25 refundable fee. After completing all four classes, payment will be refunded. Otherwise, payment will be withheld.

CoralSprings.org/police

CoralSprings.org/police

Facebook.com/CoralSpringsPolice

2801 Coral Springs Drive

954-346-1227

Twitter: @CoralSpringsPD

Stay safe this holiday season The Coral Springs Police Department is committed to keeping Coral Springs residents and visitors safe this holiday season and throughout the year. Following some simple safety tips will help keep you and your family safe. Too often, opportunistic criminals prey on holiday shoppers. While you are out making your purchases, stay alert. Remember to park your car in a well-lit area and secure valuables inside your trunk or take them with you. When you return to your vehicle, have your keys in hand so that you can quickly unlock the door and get in. You should never carry large amounts of money and if you go to an ATM for cash, do so during daytime hours in a safe location. With the number of vehicles on our roadways and in crowded parking lots, it is important to practice patience. Speeding, distractions and alcohol contribute to the increased number of accidents this time of year. If you will be leaving home for the holidays and are a Coral Springs resident, please sign up for our free Vacation Watch program. To qualify for the vacation watch program,

your home must be vacant for a minimum of five days and a 30-day maximum time frame. To register, contact the Coral Springs Police Department’s non-emergency line 24 hours before your departure at 954-344-1800. Did you know that 43% of ALL crime that takes place in Coral Springs is vehicle burglaries? Under the cover of darkness, criminals often walk around neighborhoods checking for unlocked vehicles to burglarize. There are steps you can take to prevent car burglaries: • ALWAYS lock your car door! Set a reminder to check that your car is locked each night before bed. • Remove items of value from your car. Never leave a firearm, wallet, phone, computer/iPad, GPS or even expensive sunglasses inside your vehicle. If you see someone during late night or early morning hours that you are unfamiliar with, especially if they are wearing a backpack, “Make a Call, Make a Difference” and dial our non-emergency number 954-344-1800.

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Grow your business at the Chamber Academy Want to grow your business, network and exchange knowledge with fellow business owners? Then join the new Coral Springs Chamber Business Academy, presented by the City of Coral Springs and Florida Power and Light. “We are excited to kick-off our first Business Academy and we have invited an outstanding group of industry leaders and CEOs to present their knowledge to the Coral Springs business community,” Chamber President Cindy Brief said. The classes will meet on the first Thursday of the month through April 2016. Sessions will run from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mullins Hall. Topics will include “Promotion Through Social Media,” “The Mindset of a CEO/Entrepreneur,” “Setting Your Workplace Culture,” “Promoting Your Business Through Your Database,” “Boost Your Web Presence” and “World Class Customer Service.” Cost is $32 for Chamber members or $40 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit CSChamber.com.

WHAT’S GOING UP?

Cleveland Clinic to open new Family Health Center Cleveland Clinic Florida is expanding in Coral Springs and will build a new 65,000 square foot Family Health Center. The facility will house a clinic with up to 40 exam rooms, an ambulatory surgery center with four operating suites, and several procedure rooms. “This expansion will allow us to better meet the increasing demand for specialized services, more convenient access, and expanded inpatient capacity for the region,” said Toby Cosgrove, MD, President & CEO of Cleveland Clinic. With construction of the Coral Springs facility, Cleveland Clinic Florida will have seven locations across Broward and Palm Beach counties in addition to its main campus in Weston. “We are excited to welcome Cleveland’s new facility in Coral Springs,” Mayor Skip Campbell said. “Cleveland is investing $70 million dollars in our community and it’ll be a great service for our residents and neighboring cities.” The facility is expected to be built in two years and will be located on the southeast corner of the Sawgrass Expressway and University Drive.

Reminder: No solid waste or recycling collection on Christmas Day All solid waste and recycling facilities are closed on Christmas Day; therefore no collections are scheduled. This is the only day out of the entire year that there will be no collection services. Waste Pro will accommodate residences that missed collections on Christmas Day and remove excess waste on the next scheduled collection day. Historically, there is significantly more solid waste generated during Christmas week. Some tips are: • Recycle all the paper (including wrapping paper and boxes), cans, bottles, and other recyclables in the BLUE CART. • Large cardboard and excess boxes stacked together may be placed for collection with the bulk waste (on the first collection day of the week). • Christmas trees may be placed for collection with the bulk waste (on the first collection day of the week) or brought to the Waste Transfer Station on Saturdays or Sunday afternoons. Old electronics (computers, televisions, etc.) may be recycled at the Waste Transfer Station at the west end of Wiles Road on Saturday, January 3 or the first Saturday of the month. On the first scheduled collection days after Christmas (December 26, 28 and 29), Waste Pro will collect excess residential garbage in heavy duty bags or garbage cans placed with the green carts. This special excess waste collection only applies for these three days. Multi-family complexes or businesses that require additional collections should make arrangements in advance by calling Waste Pro. CoralSprings.org/wastepro

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Waste Station open on MLK holiday The Waste Transfer Station will be open on Monday, January 18 for any resident who wants to drop off bulk trash, including appliances, furniture, carpeting, and any recyclable materials. No commercial waste or raw garbage is accepted at this station. This service is free and available to Coral Springs residents only. Please remember that two forms of identification are required for proof of residency. The Waste Transfer Station is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and is located on Wiles Road at N.W. 126th Avenue.

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In an effort to reach out to the City’s senior community, staff created a quarterly newsletter highlighting upcoming events, recipes and City news. The newsletters are distributed to St. Andrew Towers and are available at the Coral Springs Senior Center at Sartory Hall, City Hall in the Mall, City Hall and other City recreation facilities. New Senior Membership Cards are available to residents and includes discounts at participating partners around the City. Members can also attend a lecture series for free and more. The cards are available for purchase at the Coral Springs Senior Center at Sartory Hall for $12 and is valid for a calendar year. 10150 Ben Geiger Drive

The Senior Center offers activities and gathering spaces year-round.

Commission renames Senior Center in Mullins Park The City Commission recently renamed Sartory Senior Center as Coral Springs Senior Center at Sartory Hall. Originally built in 1972 as the City Community Building, the facility was eventually designated as a senior center by day and a teen center by night. As more teen venues were built, the use shifted to be primarily a gathering space for seniors. It was renamed Sartory Hall in 1991 after Jack Sartory, an early member of the Coral Springs Planning and Zoning Board, activist and volunteer. His wife, Virginia Sartory, received the Chamber of Commerce Covered Bridge Award in 1982 for her extensive volunteer work.  Coral Springs Senior Center at Sartory Hall hosts many programs, including fitness and educational classes. For current schedules and other activities for seniors, visit our website or call for more details.

Educated seniors are safer seniors Do you want to become a member of the Coral Springs Senior Empowerment Group? Meetings are coordinated by the Coral Springs Police and are meant to educate seniors about crime trends in the community. You do not have to register, but you must be a Coral Springs resident. Meetings take place the third Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. at the Coral Springs Senior Center at Sartory Hall. 10150 Ben Geiger Dr.

954-344-1833

Smart driver course open to seniors Seniors 55 and older can attend a course designed to review traffic laws, learn defensive driving techniques and how to operate a motor vehicle more safely. The class meets at the Public Safety Building throughout the year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The next classes are scheduled for Saturday, November 21 and Wednesday, December 6. Only one session is required. Participants who successfully complete the course will be provided with a certificate for their auto insurance agency. Please contact your insurance provider to see if completing this course would qualify you for a discount. Cost for AARP members is $15, or $20 for non-AARP members. Class size is limited so reservations are required.

Coral Springs Senior Center at Sartory Hall CoralSprings.org/seniors

954-345-2209

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cultural energy

Festival of the Arts set for March 19 and 20 Come and enjoy a fantastic weekend of art, culture and entertainment on March 19 and 20. The 12th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts will be held at The Walk on University Drive with artists, crafters, musical entertainment, literary seminars, chalk artists, a children’s area and much more. This year’s signature Festival art will be Watchful Blue Heron by Coral Springs resident Barb Capeletti. The Festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The stars of the show are always the 200 plus artists and crafters from around the country. There will also be exciting performing arts including fine dance, theatrical and literary presentations. A free trolley will make parking a breeze for those who park at The Coral Springs Center for the Arts at NW 29th Street and Coral Springs Drive. csfoa.org 954-340-5992 2900 N. University Drive

Exciting performances at Center for the Arts Several premieres are coming to Coral Springs, and some major talent is dropping by. From comedians, to concerts and Broadway shows, the Center for the Arts has something for everyone. Tickets for all of these shows, and more, can be purchased at the Center for the Arts Box Office or online. December 11 - 13 – The Nutcracker – This popular holiday spectacle follows the story of a young girl who receives a prince-shaped nutcracker for Christmas. December 19 – Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon” – Music from the album is performed as an orchestra would perform Mozart. December 31 – Salute to Vienna – Celebrate the start of the New Year with an all-star cast of European singers, dancers, and full orchestra. January 3 – The State Ballet Theatre presents The Tchaikovsky Spectacular. January 9 – Chris Macdonald Memories of Elvis Rockin’ Birthday Bash. February 14 – Serenade on Broadway – Lead vocalist Todd Wagner will perform the biggest and brightest songs from Broadway. CoralSpringsCenterfortheArts.com 10 • Under the Sun • Fall 2015

MLK Monument to be unveiled in January Join us as we honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a special ceremony on Friday, January 15 at 4 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Library. The MLK Monument Committee broke ground in September and will unveil the sculpture in memory of Dr. King at the ceremony. The impressive three-dimensional monument, designed by Dari Artist, will be permanently installed at the Northwest Regional Library. This prominent location will attract the much-deserved attention, recognition and respect Dr. King merits, as many families and local students visit the library daily. Anyone can still join “People of the MLK Monument” with a one-time $30 membership. Members will not only be part of this memorable milestone event, but also receive a logo t-shirt, and have their name included in the commemorative program. On Monday, January 18, the Committee hosts a Diversity & Leadership Workshop for high school and middle school students. The event, which will be held at the Coral Springs Charter School, begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. This event allows students to learn what Dr. King stood for by participating in interactive activities and listening to a motivational speaker. Students interested in attending should sign up at their respective schools. CoralSprings.org/MLK 3151 N. University Dr.

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Sacred Art Tour The Coral Springs Museum of Art will be hosting the Drepung Gomang monks during their Sacred Art Tour from January 18 through 25. The monks are renowned for the Sacred Art of Sand Mandala Construction. The tour program includes opening ceremonies, informal conversation and socializing as the mandala is created and formal closing ceremonies. Closing ceremonies include prayers, chanting, deconstruction of the mandala and sharing the blessed sand. For program events and times, visit our website.

Vic Dibitetto, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Bruce Vilanch & Jessica Kirson, Michelle Balan & Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling. For dates, times and ticket prices, contact the Museum or check the Museum’s Facebook page. The RRAZZ ROOM at the Coral Springs Museum of Art is presented in partnership with the Coral Springs Center for the Arts and the RRAZZ ROOM – San Francisco.

Winter Camp and Classes Get creative at the studio during winter break! Why stay at home and be bored when you can have a fun time making art with old and new friends and learn about famous Sacred Art Tour, Drepung Gomang monks Winter Exhibitions artists and their work. For more Be sure to visit the Museum information about the Museum’s winter exhibitions starting December 6 thru February 27, Winter Camp program, visit their website. 2016. The Museum will feature three talented painters with The Coral Springs Museum of Art offers an array of classes extremely different styles. for all ages that are run on a monthly basis. All classes are The Museum’s Main Gallery will host painter Sandra taught by professional, accomplished artists who are experts Muss. Her works celebrates the tradition of post-Abstract in their medium of choice. Choose from classical subjects Expressionism and traditional collage, particularly the Pop such as watercolor, painting and drawing, or new digital artists of the early 1960’s. Bruce Helander is the guest curator classes featuring 3D computer animation, computer game for this creative exhibition. This exhibition is supported by design and much more! Class schedules and registration Funding Arts Broward, supporting innovative local visual and forms are available on the Museum’s website. performing arts in Broward County. Tom De Vita will be in the East Gallery through December A Thousand Words: Integrating Education 24 exhibiting a collection of figurative paintings. He in Visual Art for Homeschool embraces the “sea of visual noise” that is so inherent to our As part of the Art Classes in the studio program, the contemporary way of seeing, while preserving his conviction Museum offers classes for homeschool students. These towards painting in the grand tradition of figuration. special classes combine an art discipline with a school Daniel Itzler’s art will be on view in the Kuhn Family subject and are designed to support the homeschool curGallery. This exhibition features Itzler’s abstract work, created riculum. Young artists (ages 6 to 12) explore a different from mixed media, acrylic, mosaic and ceramic which medium or type of art in each three or four week session. capture many themes and moods. The artist reception will Homeschool subjects for this year include:  World Travel be on December 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Museum members Through Art, Meet the Masters, America’s Famous Landmarks, and VIP guests will attend a private, meet and greet from Ceramic Hand-building, Art of the Animal and Sculpture. 6 to 6:30 p.m. The general public will be admitted to the Homeschool classes meet on Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 am. reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is complimentary. coralspringsmuseum.org 954-340-5000 Please call 954-340-5000 to RSVP. 2855 Coral Springs Drive RRAZZ ROOM The RRAZZ ROOM Legacy continues for a third year, and Museum Admission promises to present the finest headliner performances in Museum Members are FREE, $6 Adults (18 & over), $5 Seniors, comedy. Our intimate world-class setting invites all to expe$3 Students (with ID), Children (age 5 & under) FREE rience affordable top-tier live talent the way it was meant to First Wednesdays (of each month) are FREE to Future Members be – Up Close and Personal. Museum Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Sunday & Major Holidays This year’s season includes exceptional performances by

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Enjoy blues at free concert at the park Come and enjoy an evening of music at Betti Stradling Park on November 21. Iko Iko will be performing blues. The fun begins at 7 p.m., so bring your blankets, lawn chairs and coolers and make a night of it! Parking and admission is free, but please remember that glass containers, alcohol and pets are not allowed in the park. CoralSprings.org/events

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Betti Stradling Park, 10301 Wiles Road

Savor and sip at Taste of Coral Springs on February 23 The Taste of Coral Springs returns to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts in February with samplings of the best food, wine, craft beer and spirits in the area, all to benefit local children’s charities. The Taste takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23. Pre-sale tickets are $50 prior to the event or $60 at the door. VIP Tickets are available for $75 each, which allow guests early admission at 5:30 p.m. to get the first samples, all of which are included. TasteofCoralSprings.org

954-341-7191

2855 Coral Springs Drive

Our Town America Festival returns to Sportsplex in March Come enjoy a wonderful family weekend March 11-13 as Our Town America celebrates its annual family festival at the Sportsplex. This event draws more than 100,000 visitors from the tri-county area every year. The festival is geared toward family fun and includes live entertainment, a food court, amusements, arts and crafts, merchant booths, a classic car show, games, and the “Miss Our Town Beauty Pageant.” Festival entry is free, with a nominal fee for parking. A wristband for the amusement park may be purchased for $25. ourtownamerica.org

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Play at next Mayors’ Chess Challenge Are you a fan of chess? Then, join us at the next Mayors’ Chess Challenge! Coral Springs Mayor Skip Campbell is hosting the Mayors’ Chess Challenge on Saturday, January 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Coral Springs Senior Center at Sartory Hall. Mayors from throughout Broward County and other city officials are invited to play each other and anyone else up to the challenge. This is a free, open play event, so registration is not necessary. All ages are welcome to participate. CoralSprings.org/events

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Save the date for next Family Fun Day and Car Show on February 6 Don’t miss the City’s Family Fun Day and Car Show on Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Sportsplex. Admission is free, so bring the entire family for a day of fun. There will be music, food trucks, vendors, bounce houses and entertainment. There will be a nominal fee for some of the activities.   For those interested in showcasing their vehicles, preregister for $15 or $20 on the day of the event. Register one car, get the second one half off. All vehicles, including trucks and motorcycles are welcome to register. Trophies will be awarded to winners in multiple categories.  Businesses can also register to set up a 10’ x 10’ booth for $40. Anyone interested in sponsoring the event should e-mail nlyon@coralsprings.org. CoralSprings.org/events

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Sportsplex, 2575 Sportsplex Drive


city sights Museum of Art Masterpiece Event: Blame it on Rio!

City Sights Visit CoralSpringsPhotos.org to view more event pictures! September 11th Day of Remembrance

International Dinner Dance

Halloween Haunted House

The Moving Wall

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Always visit CoralSprings.org/events for the latest updates and additions.

Coral Springs PARADE 2015

at the ArtWalk • 9405 NW 31 Court

Coral Springs Farmers’ Market Begins November 8 Second & Fourth Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ArtWalk Downtown Coral Springs 9405 NW 31 Court See article page 4

Veterans Day Ceremony Wednesday, November 11 • 10:45 a.m. • Veterans Park Community Garage Sale Saturday, November 14 • 7:30 to 11 a.m. Mullins Park • 10000 Ben Geiger Drive For space availability: 954-345-2119

Downtown in December

Holiday Parade 2015 Wednesday, December 9 7 p.m. Along Sample Road See article page 5

Downtown in December Saturday, December 12 5 to10 p.m. ArtWalk • Downtown Coral Springs 9405 NW 31 Court See article page 3

Family Fun Day and Car Show Saturday, February 6 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Sportsplex See page 12 State of the City Concert Thursday, February 18 • 6:30 p.m. • Center for the Arts Free tickets for residents • See page 6

Biz ‘n’ Kidz Holiday Happening Saturday, November 21 • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • ArtWalk See page 3

Unplugged Saturday, February 20 • 6 to 10 p.m. • ArtWalk • See page 3

MLK Monument Unveiling Friday, January 15 • 4 p.m. • Northwest Regional Library See page 10 CityofCoralSprings

For the holidays

Also coming this Spring: Taste of Coral Springs • February 23 Our Town America Festival • March 11-13 Coral Springs Festival of the Arts • March 19-20

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