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SPRING 2016

Art comes to life in Coral Springs

UNDER THE SUN THE MAGAZINE FOR THE CITY WITH EVERYTHING

Museum of Art to celebrate 20 years Downtown Pathway • Earthfest Sculpture on Sample • Summer Fun


Your Coral Springs City Commission and Charter Officers

John J. Hearn

City Attorney

Dan Daley

Vice Mayor

Larry Vignola

Commissioner

Skip Campbell Mayor

Lou Cimaglia

Commissioner

Joy Carter

Commissioner

Erdal Dönmez

City Manager

Congratulations to our ‘A’ rated schools Our schools continue to make a difference in our children’s education. This past January, the Coral Springs Charter School once again received an ‘A’ rating for the 12th consecutive year. J.P. Taravella and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High also received an ‘A’ rating based on students’ performance relative to state standards, graduation rates, participation and success in accelerated courses, and postsecondary preparation. “Our schools are one of the reasons why residents choose to live in Coral Springs,” Mayor Skip Campbell said. “On behalf of Under the Sun • Spring 2016

the Commission, we congratulate our schools, administration, teachers and students who work so hard to achieve an “A” rating.” The City congratulates the following elementary, middle and charter schools for also receiving an ‘A’ rating: Coral Springs Middle, Country Hills Elementary, Eagle Ridge Elementary, Imagine Charter of Broward, Park Springs Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Sawgrass Springs Middle, and Westchester Elementary. CoralSprings.org/schools


THE MAGAZINE FOR THE CITY WITH EVERYTHING

SPRING 2016

HIGHLIGHTS Museum to celebrate 20 ART-filled years..................................................... Page 2 DOWNTOWN New Pathway connects Downtown area...................................................... Page 4 HOT TOPICS Free paint permit available to residents....................................................... Page 4 Hometown theater offers performances for all.................................... Page 5 ENVIRONMENTAL NOTES City receives NatureScape Broward Award................................................ Page 5 BUSINESS CLIMATE Lucky’s Market open, Pei Wei coming in April........................................Page 6 SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Enjoy Pickleball at Riverside Park..........................................................................Page 7 LOCAL SPOTLIGHT Staff and volunteers come together for Day of Service............. Page 8 CULTURAL ENERGY Sculpture on Sample: New art pieces on display...............................Page 9 FUN UNDER THE SUN Olympic swimmers train at Aquatic Complex..................................... Page 10

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Art comes to life in Coral Springs

UNDER THE SUN THE MAGAZINE FOR THE CITY WITH EVERYTHING

Museum of Art to celebrate 20 years Downtown Pathway • Earthfest Sculpture on Sample • Summer Fun

The Coral Springs Museum of Art hosted an Urban Paint Out at the Festival of the Arts. See page 2

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Art is for everyone Museum to celebrate 20 ART-filled years The Coral Springs Museum of Art has come a long way since it opened its doors in 1997. Over the years, the Museum has showcased innovative and ethnically diverse exhibitions, and provided eclectic and creative art classes for adults and children. Executive Director Julia Andrews joined the Museum in 2013 as the Education Director. Since becoming the Executive Director in January 2015, Andrews has brought new, creative Past exhibits ideas that have garnered attention from include Romero our community. “Art is for everyone” is Britto (above); the profound philosophy of the Coral Urban Paint Out (below); and Springs Museum of Art. They host urban art by Luis special programs, such as Kaleidoscope Berros (right). ArtReach, which offers classes designed exclusively for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Art for Warriors, which presents therapeutic art programs for veterans. In March, the Museum hosted its first annual Urban Paint Out at the Festival of the Arts – and it was a huge success. Six artists competed on stage using aerosol, acrylic paint and a variety of other mediums and were challenged to complete a painting in 55 minutes. The pieces were later judged and two Miami artists, Aqua and Luis Berros, tied for first place.

This spring, the Museum will also host their version of a TED Talk, which will air on BECON throughout all the schools in Broward County, as well as the City’s YouTube Channel and CityTV. The talk will focus on the business behind art. And that’s not all. Couples are now saying their “I do’s” in the Museum’s main gallery surrounded by the wonderful art on display. These are just a few things happening at the Museum, and Andrews is even more excited for what’s to come in the future. “We have an amazing team that is making a concerted effort to design powerful programming and captivating exhibitions that appeal to all generations,” Andrews said. “We want our guests to feel welcome and immerse themselves in the experience that is art.” Visit their website and follow the Museum on social media for all the latest happenings, including exhibits, events and programs. More about the Museum’s anniversary year of events will be revealed this summer.

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Spend some time this season at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. There are several exciting upcoming events and opportunities for all ages and abilities to learn about art.

Angie Jordan, Tyrion Thinks, digital media, 2015

C3: Comics, Cartoons and Caricatures Last year’s “Comics Fest” is now C3: Comics, Cartoons and Caricatures! Join the Coral Springs Museum of Art at their second annual comic event, now expanded to include caricatures, on Sunday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will feature special guest artists, comic/collectible vendors, photo op areas, comic exhibitions, art wars, food trucks, face painting, and much more! C3 is a family-friendly event. Admission is only $10 per person.

Jota Leal, Persistance of Dali, acrylic on canvas, 2014 (far left)

TED Talk comes to the Museum of Art The Museum presented its version of the TED Talk this Spring –”Funny Business.” Alisa Grodsky, an Emmy award winning illustrator and caricature artist, held the first TED Talk on the business behind working as an animation and cartoon artist in early April. On Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m., Venezuelan caricature artist Jota Leal will host a Museum TED Talk, followed by a Q&A. Admission is included with C3 tickets. Leal will also be holding a day and a half-long workshop to teach caricature techniques from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 22 and continuing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 23. The workshop is $200 per person or $100 with a student ID.

Yuroz, Genesis I, mixed media, 2014

Family FunDay Family FunDays are a great way to explore the museum and create art projects appropriate for kids ages 3 and up with a parent or guardian. Each month, children will get to design a fun art project. This event, held monthly on the second Saturday of every month at 3 p.m., costs $5 per person or $4 if you pre-register. Upcoming themes are: May 14 – CD Wind Spinners; June 11 – Bubble Art; and July 9 – Fireworks. CoralSpringsMuseum.org 2855 Coral Springs Drive

Spring Exhibitions Be sure to visit the Museum’s Spring exhibitions through May 28. The Museum will feature talented painters with extremely unique styles. The Museum’s Main Gallery will host painter Yuroz. Through his new collection of paintings, the artist expresses the symbiotic relationship between the human race and nature, where our existence is being nurtured by nature and nature’s survival is dependent on the attitude of the human race. Jota Leal is in the East Gallery exhibiting a collection of his caricatures. His paintings probe a sense of the subject’s soul, tweaked with a remarkable sense of humor. There will also be an Artist Reception on April 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy beverages and light hors d’oeuvres as you mingle with friends and fellow guests. Admission is complimentary during the reception.

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Museum Admission Museum Members are FREE, $6 Adults (18 & over), $5 Seniors, $3 Students (with ID), Children (age 5 & under) FREE First Wednesdays (September-May) are FREE to Future Members Museum Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Closed Major Holidays

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Visit the Museum of Art for comics, TED Talk and more


hot topics

downtown

YOUR CITY AT WORK

New Pathway connects Downtown area It’ll soon be easier to walk around the downtown area with the new Downtown Pathway, which is almost complete. The new pathway connects Downtown Coral Springs with the various civic and cultural organizations along Ben Geiger and Coral Hills Drives between Coral Springs Drive and Sample Road. The project consists of an 8-foot concrete sidewalk consistent with the pathway that was constructed in front of Mullins Park in 2008. The Downtown Pathway also includes new landscaping and pedestrian amenities, such as benches and trash receptacles. CoralSprings.org/yourcityatwork

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: Bids were received and construction is scheduled to begin soon. Safety Town Building: Construction began in January and is expected to be completed this summer. Crime Scene Investigation Building renovation: The City Commission approved the construction contract. Permits have been issued and will take approximately 6 months to complete.

‘Make a Call, Make a Difference’ program receives honors from Harvard Kennedy School

Over the past three years, the “Make a Call, Make a Difference” program has helped educate residents on how to spot and report suspicious activity to the 954-344-1800 non-emergency line. The Coral Springs Police Department takes all these calls very seriously, and the City has seen a significant decrease in crime. The program received national recognition from the Harvard Kennedy School, which awarded the Coral Springs Police Department with the 2015 Bright Idea for Innovations in American Government. “I am proud of our ‘Make a Call, Make a Difference’ program and its success in reducing crime in our City,” Police Chief Tony Pustizzi said. “Recognition from Innovations in American Government will assist other law enforcement agencies nationwide to develop their own prevention and outreach efforts modeled after our program.” CoralSprings.org/police

Free paint permit available to residents Looking to paint the exterior of your home? If so, you must fill out a free paint color application prior to changing the color. The City’s color palette is available for viewing online or at the Community Development Division at Development Services at The Walk on University (2730 University Drive). The permit application is also available on the City’s website and at Community Development. The City regulates paint colors to maintain the City’s high aesthetics and to ensure that homes do not detract from the surrounding neighborhood. The City also works closely with various homeowner’s associations in creating a selection of approved paint colors for several residential communities in Coral Springs. Want a color that is outside the City’s Paint Palette? The City’s Architectural Review Committee reviews these requests along with reviewing commercial buildings and renovations for compliance. CoralSprings.org/CommunityDevelopment 954-344-1040

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Join us for a wild time at Sawgrass Nature Center

Coral Springs has another award under its belt. Broward County recognized our City’s native plant species, beautification and environmentally-friendly irrigation systems at the ArtWalk and Fire Station 71. “Our irrigation system at Fire Station 71 is equipped with a weather station, which monitors conditions resulting in a more efficient, water-conserving system,” City Forester Casey Lee said. Coral Springs was presented the NatureScape Emerald Awards in March at Broward County Water Matters Day. Broward.org/NatureScape ArtWalk in Downtown Coral Springs

Come out to the Sawgrass Nature Center and enjoy wildlife exhibits, guided tours, plant giveaways and more! To celebrate Earth Day, the City will be hosting Earthfest on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Raffle and auction proceeds will benefit the Sawgrass Nature Center. Parking will be available at Dr. Steven G. Paul Dog Park and Sawgrass Springs Middle School. CoralSprings.org/events

environmental notes

City receives NatureScape Broward Emerald Awards

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Hometown theater offers performances for all Show season isn’t over yet at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. On May 12 at 7:30 p.m., enjoy The Music of ABBA. The 10-piece band will take you back to the ‘70s as they recreate the sound and feel of ABBA. With hits like “Fernando” and “Mamma Mia,” you’ll have the time of your life. On May 19 at 6 p.m., bring your little ones to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood lives on through this adorable children’s animation. Using imagination, creativity, and music, Daniel and his friends teach key social skills your preschoolers won’t forget. Tickets for all of these shows can be purchased at the Center for the Arts Box Office, online at CoralSpringsCenterfortheArts.com or by calling 954-344-5990. Broadway camp comes to Coral Springs Young aspiring actors will have a chance to take the stage at the Next Stop Broadway camps throughout the summer. The camps start in early June and run through August, offering participants real-life training and experience. The sessions take place in the Coral Springs Center for the Arts,

our hometown professional theater with experienced actors and technical staff. Participants learn much more than acting skills, including openness, confidence and self-esteem. Parents who enroll two or more children will receive a 20 percent discount for the second child. If campers enroll for all three camp sessions, the third session is 50 percent off. The following sessions are available this summer: • Youth Camp for first through eighth grades (age 6-13), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 to July 1: Mary Poppins; July 5 to 29: Disney’s Beauty & The Beast; and August 1 to 19: The Jungle Book. The three-week sessions are $735 and the four-week session will be $980. • Bring it On! The Musical Teen Camp for grades 9 and up (age 14+), July 5 to August 5. Hours are 1-6 p.m. for weeks 1-5, then 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for week 6. Cost is $1050. Parents can reserve their child’s spot with a $99 deposit. Payment plans are available.

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business climate

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 Atlantic Technical College. On Tuesday, May 24, participants will learn about “The Art of Customer Service” and will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Coral Springs Chamber Conference Room, 11805 Heron Bay Blvd. Discussions include awardwinning principles of high quality customer service, how to gain higher-level communication and human relations skills, how to develop a customer service mindset and much more. Cost is $25 for Chamber members or $30 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit the Chamber’s website.

City commissioners and the Chamber of Commerce attended Lucky’s Market Grand Opening.

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City offers amnesty period for Business Tax Receipt applicants Coral Springs is offering a Business Tax Amnesty program to encourage established businesses that have not applied for a Business Tax Receipt to apply with the City. This program allows businesses or independent contractors who have been doing business in Coral Springs prior to October 1, 2015 the opportunity to apply for their local business tax receipt with the City without a penalty. The amnesty period is in effect through June 30, 2016. Assessment of back taxes plus penalties will be waived for qualifying applicants. The applicant must pay for the previous year and current year in order to be eligible for the program. This amnesty period is established for all classifications that are listed in the City of Coral Springs Land Development Code (Local Business Tax Receipt and Regulations). This section is available on the City’s website at CoralSprings.org/code. Employees receiving a W-2 statement from their Coral Springs employer are NOT required to obtain a business tax receipt. CoralSprings.org/btonline 954-344-5764

WHAT’S GOING UP?

Lucky’s Market open, Pei Wei coming in April The wait is almost over – Pei Wei Asian Diner will open its doors on April 24. The restaurant is located at the former Denny’s location at 3112 N. University Drive. Created in 2000 by P.F Chang’s China Bistro, Pei Wei offers different menu items and a more casual dining atmosphere. In addition, natural and organic grocery store Lucky’s Market opened its first South Florida location in Coral Springs in March. The Colorado-based store is located in the Royal Eagle Plaza, located at 9184 Wiles Road. The 32,000 square foot store offers a large selection of local produce, fresh seafood, ready-to-eat meals made from scratch, a juice bar and an extensive beer and wine selection.

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Coral Springs has been chosen as the National Finalist for “America’s Best Intergenerational Communities” by MetLife Foundation and Generations United. This award recognizes communities that value the contributions of youth and older adults alike. Through the City’s efforts and other community organizations, there are many connections and relationships in Coral Springs that promote generations working together toward a better community for all. Coral Springs Senior Center at Sartory Hall offers a variety of programs for seniors, including crocheting, yoga classes, and field trips. CoralSprings.org/seniors 954-345-2203

senior spotlight

Coral Springs an intergenerational award finalist

Enjoy Pickleball at Riverside Park Take a swing at pickleball at Riverside Park, available at no cost to residents. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport among seniors, but is enjoyed by all ages. It combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, and is played on a court with wooden paddles. The court is open everyday, from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. Courts are available first come, first serve. CoralSprings.org/parks

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Broward College holds Open House Broward College is hosting its annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Coral Springs Academic Center, located at the northwest corner of Sample Rd. and University Dr. There will be information sessions and hands-on application workshops for both Financial Aid and Admissions. There will also be a market place with staff and faculty from several different programs/degrees to answer any questions from prospective students. The Career Center, Scholarships Department and Academic Support Center will be on hand to show guests all the resources available. Broward College will raffle off a 3 credit scholarship to anyone who completes a survey. Prospective students

will also have the opportunity to feel the Seahawk spirit throughout the event with fun activities from Student Life. To RSVP, please visit www.get2knowbc.com. For any other questions, please call 954-201-2957. Coral Springs Academic Center 3500 N. University Dr.

Faiths come together at National Day of Prayer All faiths are invited to join us as we pray for peace in our community and nation on National Day of Prayer. This celebration, which is spearheaded by the Coral Springs Clergy Coalition, highlights the diversity found in our community by coming together in prayer and fellowship. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at the Coral Springs

Charter School Cafeteria. There is no cost to attend and residents are encouraged to bring their friends and family.

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Staff and volunteers come together for Day of Service Close to 100 City staff, student and community volunteers came together for a day of meaningful service projects on Friday, March 18. The community volunteered at several projects throughout Coral Springs as part of the City’s efforts to “Give Where you Live.”  Together, volunteers created 165 no-sew pillows for World War II Veterans, which will be going on an upcoming Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. They also prepared 160 bagged lunches that were later delivered to low income students. While picking up their free lunch, children also received pairs of donated shoes. Street clean-up crews removed 250 pounds of trash along City streets, and a low-income senior’s overgrown shrubs and landscaping were also cleaned up to comply with City Code. Last but not least, the City also collected 500 non-perishable items for local food banks. “I’m so proud of staff and the community members that came together and provided necessary service projects all throughout the City of Coral Springs,” Vice Mayor Dan Daley said. “It was really a great day to go out and help your neighbor.” For more information on upcoming volunteer opportunities in our community, email volunteer@coralsprings.org or visit our website. CoralSprings.org/volunteer

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Driving through the City, you may have spotted some of the new public art pieces temporarily on display. This year, the City’s Sculpture on Sample has expanded beyond Sample Road to include the ArtWalk, where Assembled, Sowing and two other pieces are on display. At the City’s Unplugged event in February and at March’s Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, residents had the opportunity to vote on their favorite art piece. Their votes will be taken into account by the Public Art Committee, who will decide which art piece to purchase for permanent display in Coral Springs sometime in April. One of the pieces that was well received by the community was Jason Kimes’ Assembled, made out of welded steel. His work displays the human condition, much like an individual’s cells make up the physical figurative form. Alfredo Alea’s Sowing is also located at the ArtWalk. It is made out of stainless and painted steel. His piece, also welded to create the silhouette of a human torso, is an abstract depiction of a farmer sowing seeds in a field. These are just a two of the seven pieces on display for Sculpture on Sample. No taxpayer dollars are used to purchase public art in the City. Funds for the art pieces come solely from developers of projects larger than 12,500 square feet, or one acre for multi-family construction. If the developers prefer, they can work with the Public Art Committee to obtain approval to place public art on their own property, instead of paying into the art fund.

cultural energy

Sculpture on Sample: New art pieces on display

Rainforest Botanical by Stephen Kishel, University Drive & Sample Road

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Wheel by Claudia Jane Klein, ArtWalk Assembled by Jason Kimes, ArtWalk

Onward and Upward by Fred Napoli, 10100 W. Sample Road

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Making a splash

Olympic swimmers train at Aquatic Complex If you frequent the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, you may notice some familiar faces at the Olympic Games this summer. Team USA synchronized swimming duo Anita Alvarez, 19, and Mariya Koroleva, 25, have been training at the Aquatic Complex in preparation for their competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team finished seventh in the qualifying tournament, earning them a return ticket to Rio when the Olympics begin in August. Alvarez and Koroleva aren’t the first Olympic swimmers to train at our state-of-the-art Aquatic Complex. This worldrenowned facility is home to national and international swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and diving competitions. Olympic divers and swimmers from all over the world come to train at this facility, including Olympic gold medalist, Dara Torres. In addition, four Hungarian swimming teams, including members of the Hungarian National Swim Team, are also training at the Complex. Many of the swimmers are already Olympic Champions and some of them are also joining Alvarez and Koroleva in Rio. Later this summer, the 50-meter pool will undergo renovations to better serve the community and Olympic swimmers. The deck will be raised one foot, making the pool deeper, and also get new starting blocks. The pool will receive a new liner, as well as new plumbing and filters, making it more water and chemical efficient. The pool will be closed for approximately six months, but the remainder of the facility will remain open. AquaticComplex.com

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Swimming teams from Hungary (above) join many other groups from all over the world to train in Coral Springs.

Hungarian swimmers Boglarka Kapas and World Champion Peter Bernek train with their team.


Celebrate Independence Day at Mullins Park

Come and enjoy music with your family and friends at Betti Stradling Park for the City’s free Family Concert at the Park. Solid Brass will perform classic rock on Saturday, April 16 at 7 p.m. Parking and admission to both events is free. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please refrain from bringing glass containers, alcohol and pets.

Save the date to celebrate Independence Day with us at Mullins Park. The City’s Fourth of July celebration will be an evening of dazzling fireworks and entertainment for the entire family. Come out and celebrate on Monday, July 4. Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy games, bounce houses, food and entertainment. The fireworks display will begin promptly at 9 p.m. The event is free, but there will be fees for food, bounce houses and games. Parking will be available for a $3 fee at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, so come early. There will also be $3 parking available at the main Mullins Park/Center for the Arts parking lot. Leave your pets and alcoholic beverages at home, as they are not allowed in the park. In the event of inclement weather, the event may be canceled. Check our website or social media sites that afternoon for notifications.

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Children learn valuable lessons at Safety Town

It’s always reassuring when you see a child look both ways before crossing the street. That is just one of the many key safety elements children learn at Safety Town. Children, ages 4½ to 6½, are introduced to real-life situations through this educational program – including pedestrian safety, 911, fire prevention, poison control, bicycle safety and child lures. Kindergartners participate in the program during a school field trip, but if you want your little ones to get a head start, you can sign them up for one of our summer sessions. The child-size town features working traffic signals, street signs, crosswalks, miniature houses and small tricycles, along with a variety of interactive stations. “This program prepares children for real-life safety issues they 10000 Ben Geiger Dr. or 2501 Coral Springs Dr. may face when going to and from school or playing outdoors,” CoralSprings.org/events Community Involvement Coordinator Lynne Martzall said. Due to the program’s success, voters approved a General 954-345-2200 Obligation Bond in November 2014 for a brand new building for Safety Town. Construction began January 2016 and is Reminders about fireworks expected to be completed sometime over the summer. Coral Springs Police remind residents that setting off Registration for Safety Town is set for Saturday, April 30 from illegal fireworks could result in criminal charges against 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Safety Town in Kiwanis Park. Cost is $60, and the user. Any fireworks that explode, fly in the air or lift participants must meet the age requirement as of June 2016. off the ground are illegal. Airborne fireworks run the risk Proof of age, such as birth certificate or passport, is required at of damaging property or causing serious injury to users. registration. Please follow these tips to ensure safety: The following sessions will be available over the summer: • Light sparklers only on non-flammable paved June 20 – July 1: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; July 11 – July 22: 9:30 surfaces on your own property. 11:30 a.m.; July 11–July 22: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.; July 25 – August • Do not wear loose clothing and keep hair pulled back. 5: 9:30 -11:30 a.m.; and July 25 – August 5: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. • Stand several feet away from lit sparklers. • If sparklers do not light, do not stand over them. • Always have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher nearby. • Supervise children at all times.

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Enjoy free family-friendly concert at the park


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Plan out your summer with our Fun Guide Summer will soon be here and that means children will be out of school. Now is the perfect time to start planning summer activities for your little ones. The Summer Fun Guide lists all the City has to offer, including Kamp Kool, dance, etiquette, sport, special needs camps and much more. The City offers a wide selection of quality programs and unique amenities suited for all ages and abilities. Pick up a copy of the 2016 Summer Fun Guide and applications at one of the City’s facilities, including: City Hall, 9551 W. Sample

2016 SUMMER FUN GUIDE

Your Source for City Camps, Activities and Classes

Road; Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive; City Hall in the Mall, Coral Square Mall; the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex and Tennis Center of Coral Springs, 2575 Sportsplex Drive; and the Cypress Park Tennis Center, 1301 Coral Springs Drive. To view and download the Summer Fun Guide and application forms online, as well as to register for select programs, visit our website. CoralSprings.org/summerfun 954-345-2200

Important information on flood hazards The City of Coral Springs voluntarily participates in the Community Ratings System program in an effort to increase the awareness of flood protection and prevention principals throughout the City. Due to the changes of the Flood Insurance Rate Map in August 2014, most of the City of Coral Springs is no longer considered within a special flood hazard area, but that does not mean we should not be prepared for a flood event. Here are some useful tips to ensure you are prepared: Know your flood hazard: The most common events for flooding in Coral Springs are rainfall events. Between hurricanes and heavy summer storms, we face these events on a yearly basis. Even though the majority of the City is not considered within the special flood hazard area, that does not mean properties cannot flood. Insure your property for those flood hazards: Based on the frequency of heavy rain fall events and the fact that over 25% of all flood insurance claims are issued to properties that are not located in the special flood hazard area, officials strongly encourage all property owners to invest in flood insurance. Residents whose properties are not located in the special flood hazard area can take advantage of a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy. Protect people from the hazard: When encountering flood waters of an unknown depth, DO NOT attempt to cross. There may be underlying hazards that are not visible. In the case of a flood, you should avoid all flood waters and in the unlikely event of an evacuation order, you should designate a location where your family can meet if needed. Protect your property from the hazard: The simplest way to protect your property is to keep our stormwater system free of debris and trash. Manufactured debris should be disposed of properly. Grass clippings and yard waste should not be blown into the storm system. Residents may be eligible for a grant to reduce a flood’s impact to their

property. Contact the City’s Engineering Department for more information. Build responsibly: Be sure to obtain a building permit from the Building Department. The permit review process will ensure your project is at or above any required elevations. Most properties contain a designated drainage easement along the property line that should not be impeded. Protect natural floodplain functions: Our stormwater system drains to the C-14 canal, which ultimately drains into the Atlantic Ocean. Chemicals and other pollutants should not be dumped into the storm drain. Other pollutants can also include open soil areas on construction sites. If you see a broken silt fence, please report it to the Engineering Department at 954-344-3458. Hurricane preparedness: The City of Coral Springs provides detailed information regarding Hurricane Preparation. Visit CoralSprings.org/hurricane for Family Emergency Plans, Evacuation Routes and Shelter locations. General emergency preparedness: In addition to hurricane preparations, CoralSprings.org provides information for general emergency preparations, including tips and recommendations, such as taking a photo inventory of all of your belongings and placing your important financial and insurance information in a safe place. Be “Flood” educated: It’s important to familiarize yourself and your family with the various topics covered here, as well as the information provided through the various flood safety articles available at the public library. These topics are just a brief overview of the information that is beneficial in the case of a flood event. For more information, please call the City of Coral Springs Engineering Department at 954-344-3458.

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Hoppin’ Into Springs Egg Hunt

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Coral Springs Half Marathon and Race for Women’s Wellness 5K

Unplugged at the ArtWalk

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Coral Springs Farmers’ Market through May 22 Second & Fourth Sundays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ArtWalk Downtown Coral Springs 9405 NW 31 Court

Broward College Open House Saturday, April 16 • 3500 N. University Dr. • 9 a.m. to Noon See article page 7 Earthfest at Sawgrass Nature Center Saturday, April 16 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See article page 5

Monday, July 4 6 to 9 p.m. Free Admission • $3 Parking Mullins Park 10000 Ben Geiger Dr. See article page 11

C3: Comics, Cartoons and Caricatures & Museum TED Talk Sunday, April 24 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • $10 Coral Springs Museum of Art See article page 3 National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 5 • 7 p.m. • Coral Springs Charter School See article page 17

Family Concert Series: Solid Brass Saturday, April 16 • 7 p.m. • Betti Stradling Park See article page 11 Coral Springs Museum of Art Spring Exhibitions Featuring Yuroz • Jota Leal Through May 28 • Artist Reception: April 22, 6 to 8 p.m. See article page 3

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Shredathon at Sportsplex Saturday, May 21 • 9 to 11 a.m. Visit CoralSprings.org/events for details Chamber Academy: “The Art of Customer Service” Tuesday, May 24 • 9 to 11 a.m. • $25 members, $30 non-members See article page 6

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Under the Sun Spring 2016  

City of Coral Springs Under the Sun Spring 2016

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