Our City Tamarac: April-May 2024

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Spring Blossoms to Summer Adventures

As April unfolds before us, we’re ushered into a season of vibrant transformation and the warm embrace of spring in South Florida.

Spring in our region is unique—a herald of warmer days, where the sun casts its generous glow, encouraging growth and renewal not just in our gardens but within ourselves. It’s a season that invites us to shed the remnants of the past and look forward with optimism to what lies ahead.

Echoing the sentiments of poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, “Spring is the time of plans and projects.” This season inspires us to dream big, set new goals, and embark on adventures that breathe fresh air into our lives. Spring in South Florida, with its early hints of summer heat, reminds us of the endless possibilities of longer days and sun-f illed skies.

In this spirit of rejuvenation and excitement, we are thrilled to present Our City’s Annual Summer Camp Guide in this month’s edition. Summer camps promise enriching experiences for children across our community. From arts and crafts to science explorations and sports, there’s a camp for every interest, ensuring that your child’s summer is both fun and fulfilling.

Let this April be a time of joyous anticipation and preparation for the summer adventures that lie ahead. Our curated camp guide is here to help you plan a summer that your children will remember for years to come.

As we enjoy the beauty and warmth of spring in South Florida, let’s embrace the opportunity for new beginnings. Whether it’s pursuing a new hobby, embarking on a home improvement project, or simply taking more time to enjoy the outdoors, let the renewal of the season inspire you.

May this spring astonish you with its beauty, warmth, and the promise of exciting summer days to come. Welcome to a season of bright beginnings and new adventures in Our City.

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April 2024 Calendar


Tortuga Music Festival

Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach. 46 artists and bands will hit the stages over Tortuga’s three days. Headlines Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Morgan Wallen are sure to bring the house down. Passes and more info are available at www.TortugaMusicFestival.com.


Groove on the Grass

Enjoy a live outdoor performance and food trucks offering a variety of food and snacks for the evening. Grab your lawn chairs and head out to enjoy good music, good fun and great fun. This month’s featured musical act is Smooth STB, a Santana Tribute band. Hosted at Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th Street. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. For more info call 954-597-3560.


Flamingo Gardens Orchid Society

Javier Morejon is a native of Miami who started growing orchids around 1987 and has been an active grower for the last 35 years. He has a collection of over 250 orchids including several species and hybrids of Bulbophyllums. He believes these are among the best to grow in South Florida and will be showing us how he grows and mounts these interesting and unusual orchids. Join us for a night of fun, at Flamingo Gardens, Mary N. Porter Learning Center. Doors open at 7:00 pm, Program starts at 7:30pm.


Movies in the Park

Free big-screen movie in the park. Bring your snacks, blankets, and lawn chairs. Pre-movie activities include face painting, a bounce house, food trucks, music and much more. This month’s show will feature the classic movie “The Goonies.” Hosted at Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th Street. Activities start at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 8:00 p.m.


Aden Perry Hero Run & Celebration

Join members of the community for a 5K run/walk followed by BBQ, a live TJ and Tribute Band with great food, drinks and more to celebrate the life of Aden Perry. Aden tragically lost his life attempting to save a fellow teen who had crashed his car into a lake. The 5K honors his memory and helps raise money to help students on their academic journeys through the Aden Perry Good Samaritan and Scholarship Fund. The race kicks off at 6:45 am at the home of the Florida Panthers, Amerant Bank Arena. To register or get more info, scan the QR code.


Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline

Don’t forget to file your tax return (or request an extension). All United States taxpayers are required to file a return with the Internal Revenue Service that shows their income from last year. Did you know that the Federal income tax was first introduced in 1861 as a way to help pay for the Civil War? The original law was subsequently found to be unconstitutional and revoked. The Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reinstated the national income tax in 1913.

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April 2024 Calendar


Food Truck Friday

Bring your family and appetites to the Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W. Commercial Blvd., on the last Friday of the month to enjoy food, games and music at Food Truck Fridays! 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm every Friday. For more info, call 954-597-3620


Mayor's Chess Challenge

Join Broward County Mayors as they do battle with Chess players of all ages and skill levels. Cooper City Mayor Greg Ross will host this month’s event at Cooper City’s Pool & Tennis Center located at 11600 Stonebridge Parkway. The free event will take place from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. For more event information, please call the Cooper City Parks and Recreation Department at 954-434-4300.


Earth Day

Join more than 1 Billion people around the world! Take action to make our planet better for generations to come. Gather with neighbors to remove trash from local wetlands, reduce your carbon footprint, support a worthy charity or join a “beach keepers” group. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and is now celebrated by people from every walk of life.

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Wishing a happy Passover holiday to all of our Jewish readers. Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. It is celebrated for seven or eight days, depending on the Jewish tradition. The holiday is marked by a number of rituals and customs, the most well-known of which is the Seder. The Seder is a festive meal that takes place on the first night of Passover, during which the story of the Exodus is retold and special foods, such as matzo and bitter herbs, are eaten. The holiday is a time for family gatherings, reflection, and gratitude for freedom and deliverance.


Tamarac Community Farmers Market

The market is a great place to shop for fresh produce, tea, honey, sauces, baked goods, hummus, pickles, and other artisanal goodies. Come meet the producers and sample their locally prepared, all-natural products. Hosted at Veterans' Memorial Park, 7825 Southgate Blvd. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. For more info, call 954-597-3624.


Weston Art Guild Monthly Meeting

There is going to be an egg-citing event for all the kids in the community. Rumor is the Easter bunny will be hiding candy and eggs at Bamford Sports Complex. The Town of Davie invites all of the town’s families to stop by and enjoy kids' activities, inflatables, a petting farm, food truck, vendors, and, of course, an old-fashioned Easter Egg hunt. The festivities go from 9:00 am till noon. The Egg hunt starts at 10:00 am sharp! Scan the QR code for more info.

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate and Coconut Creek invites the communities to join the movement to honor and remember loved ones and fight back for lifesaving change on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at the Coral Springs Sportsplex.

This year, more than 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Cancer continues to be the second most common cause of death among Americans, after heart disease.

Relay For Life is a community of survivors, caregivers, local citizens, volunteers and participants who believe that the future can be free from cancer and own the power to make that change. It continues to be the largest peer-to-peer fundraising event, with 2.5 million participants globally uniting to save lives from cancer.

“Relay For Life is more than just a walk. It is a volunteer-led movement that unites communities to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and raise funds to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families,” said Event Lead and cancer survivor Chris Fletcher.

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

“Since Covid, our mission has become harder,” explains Chris, who fought Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2019. “But we'll rise to the challenge. During our Relay event on April 6th at the Coral Springs Sportsplex, we're planning on honoring the Survivors, Thrivers still in their fight, and the Caregivers who provide so much help, love, and hope for those fighting.”

“Our theme this year is ‘Relay Through the Decades’” said Entertainment Lead Megan Mila. “More than 40 teams and more than 500 participants will join together to raise funds and awareness in an effort to free the world from the pain and suffering of cancer. Our goal is to host over 100 cancer survivors and their caregivers at the event. The opening ceremony will include a special Survivors Lap. Survivors, Thrivers and their Caregivers will also enjoy a complimentary dinner. After sunset, we light Luminaria bags to remember those we have lost, to celebrate cancer survivors, and to show those affected by cancer that they are not alone.”

Relay For Life of Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate, Tamarac & Coconut Creek

April 6, 2024, 4:00pm – 9:00pm

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Founded by Dr. Gordy Klatt in Tacoma, Washington, in 1985, Relay For Life unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost and take action for lifesaving change. Since 1985, Relay For Life has raised $6.8 billion to help save lives from cancer.

Dollars raised each year by Relay participants across the country help support the American Cancer Society’s mission in countless ways, including funding and conducting breakthrough research, providing education and advocating for the needs of cancer patients and their families, and providing essential services throughout their cancer journey.

“It’s never been easier to raise money for Relay For Life and help fund the future. Every dollar raised fuels the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission. The fight against cancer needs you now more than ever,” said Survivor Program Chair Amanda Fletcher.

To learn more about Relay For Life and form a team or register as an individual or cancer survivor, visit Relayforlife.org/parklandfl.


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Tamarac Launches Residential Aid: Housing Cost Relief Programs

To aid its community members facing financial hardships, Tamarac has unveiled an extensive Residential Assistance Program. This program is designed to provide essential support to those struggling with housing expenses.

The program is set up to help with a variety of financial burdens, including difficulties with mortgage, rent, increased rent costs, and unpaid fees to homeowner associations (HOA) or condominiums.

Key components of the initiative include:

• Rental Assistance Program: Offers crucial aid for tenants behind on rent to avoid eviction.

• GAP Rental Assistance Program: Designed for residents dealing with rent hikes, it helps cover the difference between their income and the increasing rent, promoting housing stability.

• Mortgage Assistance Program: Aims to support homeowners lagging behind on mortgage payments to prevent foreclosure.

• Applications will be considered on a first-come, firstserved basis to ensure an equitable and efficient distribution of funds, and will be accepted until all funds are disbursed.

Direct payments will be made to landlords or mortgage lenders on behalf of the approved applicants. Applicants are required to secure a W-9 form from their landlord or mortgage lender to facilitate payments.

Those interested in applying should carefully follow the guidelines on the Neighborly platform, which necessitates registration or login to begin the application process. Scan the QR Code for more info and to apply.

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The Furever Friends Pet Expo was a delightful event for pet owners and their furry companions on March 2 at Tamarac Park. This free event, hosted by Mayor Michelle Gomez, brought the community together to celebrate pets and provide valuable information on pet care.

Highlights of the expo include pet CPR demonstrations by the American Red Cross,

and attendees will have the chance to receive vouchers from Broward County for free rabies vaccinations, microchipping, and spay/ neuter services, available while supplies last. Additionally, an assortment of vendors offered a variety of pet food, healthcare products, and services. The event was an engaging and informative experience for pet owners!

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Experience Happy, Healthy Pets AFTER EVERY VISIT TO PAT’S PEDIGREE

At Pat’s Pedigree, pet owners are ensured their furry friends leave happier and healthier than when they arrived. Their commitment to pet well-being is evidenced by a team that goes the extra mile, prioritizing promoting good health and hygiene for every animal in their care.

With 50-plus years of combined experience, the groomers at this establishment have honed their skills to groom all breeds of cats and dogs expertly. Offering a comprehensive range of services and products, including tick and flea-preventative solutions, they strive to cater to every pet's needs.

Here, pets receive the royal treatment, leaving with tails wagging

We sat down with the founder Pat Specter, a professional pet groomer for 54 years, to learn more.

Q: What sets Pat's Pedigree & Pet Grooming apart from others?

A: We give every pet that comes through our doors the royal treatment, ensuring they receive extra attention and care from start to finish. With over 50 years of experience,

we're dedicated to keeping pets looking good and smelling fresh.

Q: What services does Pat's Pedigree & Pet Grooming offer?

A: Our services include bathing, nail clipping, ear cleaning, oral hygiene, and trimming. We also offer products for flea and tick prevention, as well as organic pet food and other pet supplies.

Q: Why should pet owners choose Pat's Pedigree & Pet Grooming?

A: Our groomers are highly experienced and skilled in handling all breeds of dogs and cats, tackling knots, tangles, and mats with patience and expertise. We prioritize the health and happiness of pets, striving to ensure they leave our salon looking and feeling their best.

Q: What type of pet supplies do you stock?

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About Andrea

Andrea Jakob is a seasoned attorney and the founder of Andrea L. Jakob, PA, specializing in estate planning, elder law, and probate matters. With over 30 years of legal experience and a personal connection to her field spurred by family tragedy, Andrea is deeply committed to providing empathetic, professional guidance. Her background includes a business degree from Boston University and a JD Law Degree from the University of Miami, enriching her practice with a blend of legal acumen and business insight.

Professional Journey

Admitted to the Maryland Bar Association in 1992, Andrea began her legal career in Baltimore, later moving to a warmer climate to serve a broader community. Her academic background, including a business degree from Boston University and a JD Law Degree from the University of Miami, equips her with a distinctive blend of practical and legal expertise. Since 2002, Andrea has honed her focus on estate matters, real estate, and probate, a testament to her unwavering dedication to aiding individuals in securing their future and legacy.

Community Engagement

Beyond her legal practice, Andrea actively engages with the community. She has shared her expertise as an adjunct professor at the college level, educating aspiring legal professionals, and as an instructor for Realtors, empowering them with legal knowledge. Additionally, she is a sought-after speaker and often presents informative sessions to various groups, private and public organizations, and at community events. You may even catch her speaking at the Broward County Library, sharing her insights on estate planning, probate, and elder law. Andrea is a regular contributor to magazines offering insights into her areas of practice.

Trusted Advisor

Andrea Jakob stands as a pillar of strength and reliability in the legal community, offering more than just legal advice. She provides a pathway to peace of mind for those navigating the complexities of estate planning, elder law, and probate. With Andrea at the helm, clients can trust in her expertise, compassion, and unwavering dedication to securing a brighter, more secure future for them and their loved ones.

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Sonia “Gaby” Martinez

About Gaby

As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Broker/ Owner of Xtreme International Realty, Gaby leads a dynamic team at one of South Florida’s premier real estate firms. With over 220+ dedicated real estate agents and many glowing five-star reviews, she is committed to fostering excellence in every aspect of their operations. Much of her role involves mentoring and supporting agents, both seasoned professionals and those new to the industry. Gaby takes pride in providing guidance and encouragement, helping them navigate challenges and unlock their full potential in the competitive real estate market. Beyond mentorship, Gaby is deeply involved in assisting sellers and buyers with their real estate needs. Gaby’s hands-on approach and personalized attention underscore her commitment to delivering exceptional service and exceeding expectations in every transaction..

Factors Contributing to Gaby’s Success

Gaby’s clients frequently express appreciation for her attentive approach. “They value the fact that I take the time to truly listen to their needs and concerns, ensuring that every aspect of their real estate journey is addressed with care and consideration,” said Gaby, “from discussing their requirements to addressing any inquiries they may have about the market, recommending reliable contractors, or even assisting with finding a reputable plumber, I strive to be their trusted resource.” Gaby believes in fostering long-lasting connections built on trust, reliability, and ongoing support.

Words to Live By

“One significant life lesson that has profoundly influenced my career journey is embracing failure and viewing it as a stepping stone to success. I also always prioritize my client’s needs and goals above all else. You build trust, loyalty, and long-term relationships by putting clients first and providing exceptional service.”

Advice for a Young Person Starting Her Career?

“Leadership is not about a title or position; it’s about influencing, impacting, and inspiring others to reach their full potential. Stay true to yourself, and keep learning. Trust your abilities and believe you have what it takes to succeed. Surround yourself with mentors and role models who can provide guidance, support, and valuable insights based on their experiences. Whether through formal education, selfstudy, or experiential learning, continuously strive to expand your skills and expertise. Cultivate strong relationships with colleagues, peers, and mentors. Networking and collaboration are essential for career advancement and personal growth. Surround yourself with a supportive network of friends, family, and colleagues who uplift and encourage you on your journey.”

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Dr. Susan Fox, DO


About Dr. Fox

Dr. Susan Fox stands at the helm of Fox Vein and Laser Experts, not just as its owner but also as a leading physician. With a keen focus on treating vein issues, lymphedema, blood clots, lipedema, and more, Dr. Fox has dedicated her career to providing top-tier, minimally invasive vein treatments. Her expertise spans a wide array of procedures, from phlebectomy to endovenous laser treatments and cosmetic enhancements with fillers and toxins. Under her guidance, Fox Vein and Laser Experts has become a beacon of excellence in the medical community.

Factors Contributing to Dr. Fox’s Success

Dr. Fox attributes a significant part of her success to the fortuitous timing of her fellowship completion, coinciding with the advent of minimally invasive vein procedures. Being among the first in the U.S. and Cleveland to offer these treatments in-office propelled her career forward. Equally vital to her success is the unwavering support from her family, particularly her mother, and her dedicated staff, who have become her second family. This strong foundation has allowed her to navigate the complexities of her field and excel as a leader.

Words to Live By

Dr. Fox’s guiding principle is never to take anyone for granted, emphasizing the importance of appreciation for staff, patients, family, and every moment in life. This philosophy underlines her approach to both personal and professional relationships, highlighting the transient nature of life and the value of gratitude.

What Advice Would You Give a Young Person Starting Her Career?

For young women aiming for leadership roles, Dr. Fox offers empowering advice: believe in yourself. She stresses the importance of self-belief, recognizing one’s worth, skills, value, and strengths. Dr. Fox’s journey from facing gender-based challenges to establishing her successful practice serves as a testament to her resilience, determination, and pioneering spirit, making her a true inspiration for the next generation of women leaders.

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Searching for the perfect solution to keep your child both entertained and physically active over the summer? Search no more—Summer Camp is here! Offering an array of programs, Summer Camp is a fantastic avenue for kids to mingle with their age group, explore new interests, and enhance their self-esteem. Plus, it gives parents the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. This guide is your go-to resource for selecting the ideal camp for your youngster. Featuring extensive choices and professional advice, you can rest assured that your child will enjoy a fun-filled summer creating unforgettable experiences.

American Heritage Summer Day Camp



For over 50 year, American Heritage Summer Day Camps has been creating lasting memories for kids of all ages. They not only serve families throughout South Florida from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, but from around the nation and even the world. The Summer Day Camp is for ages 3-14 and includes Robotics, Video Production, Drama, Tennis, Swimming, Lacrosse, and many additional fun-filled activities any child would enjoy. Camp staff is carefully selected on the basis of experience, character, and leadership ability. They achieve this goal by setting positive examples and maintaining high standards of excellence in all phases of camp operations.

Camp Explorer

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Camp Explorer offers a vibrant summer experience for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, designed to ignite curiosity and foster a love of learning. Each day, campers embark on exciting field trips to explore local attractions, immersing themselves in the beauty and diversity of their surroundings. The camp features a special sports week, alongside a variety of engaging activities including cooking, art, and science projects.

With weekly themes like "It’s a Small World," "Space Explorers," and "Animal Kingdom," children are introduced to a world of wonder and discovery. Further enriching the experience, Camp Explorer integrates STEMfocused themes such as "Biorobotics," "Engineering a Metropolis," and "Coding and Gaming," offering campers a hands-on approach to learning and innovation.


Camp Lingua



Camp Lingua stands out as a distinctive Language Immersion Summer Camp, where children are given the opportunity to dive into a world of linguistic enrichment and fun. The program is carefully designed to foster language acquisition and critical thinking skills through an engaging mix of activities. Participants benefit from language classes that are seamlessly integrated with cultural experiences, allowing for a holistic learning journey. Beyond the classroom, the camp offers a diverse array of activities including arts and crafts, sports, horseback riding, water days, exercise classes, and field trips. This well-rounded approach ensures that every camper enjoys a summer filled with learning, growth, and endless fun.

Camp Live Oak



Camp Live Oak presents an enriching summer experience with its focus on environmental and marine science. Each week, campers delve into captivating environmental themes, embarking on a journey of discovery and learning. The camp's diverse schedule includes a wide array of activities, ensuring something new and exciting for every day of the week. From field trips that explore the natural beauty of the surroundings to on-site adventures that bring the thrill of discovery, and guest speakers who share their knowledge and passion, Camp Live Oak promises a comprehensive camp experience. Additionally, the camp is thrilled to incorporate the Science of the Sea program at Birch State Park, enhancing its marine science curriculum.

Camp Woodland



Since its inception in 1983 at C.B. Smith Park, Camp Woodland has established itself as a premier summer day camp for boys and girls aged 5-16. With a deep-rooted mission to enrich young lives, Camp Woodland fosters friendships, new experiences, and cherished traditions within a secure setting. Here, campers are encouraged to explore, gain self-confidence, and learn the importance of empathy and kindness towards others. More than just a camp, Camp Woodland is a FAMILY in the truest sense, dedicated to ensuring every camper feels a profound sense of belonging, happiness, and acceptance from the moment they step inside. Join us for a summer filled with meaningful connections and joyful discoveries.

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Camp Tamarac



The City of Tamarac offers seven weeks of fun and supervised activities throughout the summer. There is one field trip each week and campers will receive a FREE t-shirt. Camp is open to children in grades K-5. This year’s camp will include trips to a Florida Marlins game, the Caporella Aquatic Center, Ceramic on Whelles, Off The Wall, Urban Aire, Flamingo Gardens, The Sawgrass Nature Center and so much more.

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YAA Summer

Art Camp

www.youngatartmuseum.org/camp/ 954-424-0085

The Young at Art Museum will host multiple camps this summer, including Art Exploration Camp, Specialty Art Camp and Digital Art Camp. Kids can design their own shirt, hat and umbrella while kicking back on the beach of their dreams; or, find their inner peace and amazing art with the dragon warrior. Specialty Art Camp will allow kids to discover their inner art skills and creative passions. Camps Start June 11 and run all summer long.


Summer Camp



The City of Plantation sponsors a number of fun and exciting summer camps for kids ages 5 -14 years old. The camps included Adventure Camp, Kids Day Camps, The Jim Ward Neighborhood Day Camp, Kidtastic Corner, Sports Camp at Veltri Racquet Center and Summer Camp at Plantation Preserve. Registration forms are available online and at Plantation Community Centers.


Funky Fish Ocean Camp



The Funky Fish Ocean Experience, celebrated for its excellence, invites children aged 4-17 to dive into an immersive marine adventure. With a commitment to maintaining a closeknit atmosphere, the camp boasts a remarkable ratio of one instructor to seven children, ensuring personalized attention and a grand scale of exploration. Funky Fish instructors stand out for their extensive education in Marine Science and CPR training, embodying a passion for the ocean

that is as deep as the knowledge they share. Dedicated to not only educating but also building lasting bonds, these instructors are on a mission to spark curiosity and inspire a new generation of ocean enthusiasts. The adventures are as vast as the seas.

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City of Sunrise Summer Camp



The City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department will host a 2024 Summer Camp program for SUNRISE

RESIDENTS ages 6-14 (age as of September 1, 2024). Space is limited! Registration will take place IN PERSON ONLY on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (or until all spaces are filled) at the Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. Emailed or mailed registration forms will not be accepted. Registration will be on a firstcome, first-served basis. PROOF OF RESIDENCY is required at the time of registration. See table on this page (or in the registration packet) for details. Camps take place at Banyan Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Sawgrass Elementary and Westpine Middle School.

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Florida Panthers

Camp Incredible



Camp Incredible offers a vibrant full-day program that combines structured supervision with a mix of on-ice activities and off-ice entertainment, all tailored to suit the age of each child. Running from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm daily, the camp provides flexibility for parents, allowing registration either by the week or per day to accommodate different schedules. For added convenience, an aftercare service is available from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for an extra fee, ensuring a seamless experience for both campers and their families. Engage your child in a summer of dynamic activities and fun at Camp Incredible, where every day is an adventure.

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iD Tech Camp



Discover the ultimate destination for STEM education, where your child's brilliance is unlocked and nurtured. Catering to ages 7-19, our elite program is guided by tech rockstars from prestigious universities such as Stanford, Caltech, and NYU.

Here, students don't just learn; they immerse themselves in an environment designed for rapid skill advancement while having fun. They'll become part of a vibrant community of over 500,000 aspiring innovators, all sharing a passion for exploration and discovery in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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This summer exercise your child’s mind and stimulate his/her desire to learn at IMACS’ (Institute for Math and Computer Science) Hi-Tech Summer Camp. The program consists of virtual robotics, electronics, logic puzzles, and computer programming.

Working solo and in teams, campers will learn how to think logically and creatively while having fun. IMACS offers camp programs for students entering grades one through twelve.

Inside Out Theatre



Inside Out Theatre’s unique summer program offers students training in a variety of theatre arts, with classes taught by professional artists. Students will learn acting, voice, dance, mime, physical comedy, Shakespeare, stage combat, stage make-up, audition techniques, commercial and film acting, improvisation and more. The Junior Summer Intensive will present Disney’s The Lion Jing Jr.,, while the Advanced Summer Intensive will perform Disney’s Finding Nemo Kids. Summer Conservatory students will have the opportunity to perform the musical Bring It On.


John Wai

Martial Arts



This summer, John Wai Martial Arts invites children to celebrate the season while embracing discipline, physical fitness, and the rewards of hard work. With programs tailored for "Early Ninjas" (ages 3-4), "Basic Ninjas" (ages 5-7), "Juniors" (ages 8-13), and teens, there’s a place for every age group to grow and thrive. Beyond mastering martial arts, the summer program is enriched with a variety of activities designed to ensure kids have fun while learning. Dive into a summer where your child can develop new skills, gain confidence, and enjoy a bounty of activities that go beyond the dojo.

Premier Martial Arts



Premier Martial Arts stands at the forefront of martial arts instruction, committed to empowering students of all ages with the skills and discipline necessary for life's many challenges. Boasting a cadre of highly skilled and experienced instructors, the school offers a diverse selection of classes, including karate, kickboxing, Krav Maga, and more. Its comprehensive curriculum and tailored approach to teaching ensure that each student receives the attention and guidance needed to accomplish their personal goals. From mastering complex techniques to enhancing self-confidence,

Soref JCC Summer Camp



Mark your calendars for a spectacular summer at SOREF JCC's Summer Camp, running from June 17 to August 9. With a proud history of 47 years filled with joyous summers, SOREF JCC is thrilled to continue its tradition of providing unforgettable summer experiences. With two fantastic locations, parents can rest assured knowing their children are under the watchful care of the JCC's highly trained & dedicated staff. Interested families can find registration information online, ensuring a smooth and accessible enrollment process. Camp will be welcoming campers at the Perlman Family Campus.

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Join us at the 2024 Rise Health Wealth Small Business Expo on Thursday, April 18, 2024, from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Tamarac Community Center located at 8601 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351. This annual event, sponsored by Island Breeze Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Fifth Third Bank, WM Flagstar Bank, Brian Realty, Inc., Priority One Credit Union, and the City of Tamarac, is not to be missed! Discover new businesses, products, and services while gaining valuable health and wealth information. The Chamber of Commerce takes pride in bringing people and businesses together for this special event. Enjoy live music, sample delicious food from local restaurants, participate in raffles, and have fun interacting with the local business community. Mark your calendars for April 18th and come spend an hour supporting your local businesses and enjoying a fantastic evening of networking and entertainment! FREE to attend Free samples.

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On March 7th, the Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast event to recognize the outstanding firefighters of the year from both the Tamarac Fire Department and the North Lauderdale Fire Department, sponsored by Broward Health Coral Springs. The prestigious event was attended by over 80 local business leaders, elected officials, and community members, who gathered to honor the courageous men and women who risk their lives to protect and serve their communities. The elected winners were recognized in front of a packed audience, with the Tamarac Fire Department's Firefighter of the Year, Driver Engineer Scott Hudanich, and the North Lauderdale Fire Department's Firefighter of the Year, FF/PM Gabriel Gomez, receiving their awards for their exceptional service and dedication to their communities. The event was a testament to the commitment of these brave individuals to putting the safety and well-being of others above all else, and the Tamarac North Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce was proud to recognize their outstanding contributions.

New Chamber Members

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The 2024 Legislative Session officially ended on March 8th with the Sine Die Ceremony, the traditional conclusion of all business in both the Florida Senate and Florida House Chambers. I am proud to announce the passing of six bills, eleven co-sponsored bills, and almost $3 million in appropriations secured for state and local projects. Here are some highlights:

Legislation Highlights:

CS/HB 793 - Coral Springs Improvement District, Broward County

This is a local bill that will provide stricter controls over the contract and bidding process for CSID. This bill will close loopholes that could be used for potential abuse.

CS/HB 983 - Public Records/Clerks of the Circuit Court, Deputy Clerks, and Clerk Personnel

This bill will protect these public servants and their families from public records requirements in order to protect them from harassment.

CS/CS/HB 161 - Payments for Health Care Providers and Surgical Procedures under Workers’ Compensation

This bill is the first substantive workers compensation bill in over 20 years and includes updated pay scales for service providers, which will increase access to quality care and additional providers.

HB 765 - Leave of Absence to Officials and Employees


This bill will allow certain public officials and employees to continue receiving full pay during leave for federal military service that lasts a certain period of time.

CS/CS/HB 7021 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse

This legislation will provide county court judges with the ability to order mental healthcare to defendants in need rather than just dismissing a case. This bill was passed as part of a larger mental health reform package.

HM 1145 - Florida National Guard

This memorial asks Congress to push the National Guard Bureau to increase the number of National Guard troops allowed for Florida. The current number is inadequate to meet the needs of a state with Florida’s population density and propensity for natural disasters.

Appropriations Highlights:

Tamarac Park Safety and Health - $271,577.00

City of Coral Springs - Everglades Greenway Loop - $800,000.00 Sunrise Fire Rescue Regional Highway Response Equipment - $400,000.00

Insurance: Once again, the Legislature did not address the insurance crisis in any substantive way. My office continues to receive calls from Floridians who are facing extreme financial difficulties due to exorbitant insurance rates, yet nothing was done to bring down these costs. This “Kitchen Table Issue” affects every Floridian; even renters will see the cost of rent increase as landlords try to recoup these additional costs. I remain committed to advocating for comprehensive reforms to our property insurance system and working toward solutions that directly impact the financial well-being of each and every Floridian.

Thank you to my incredible team and colleagues for the help and support. We have more work to do, and I look forward to doing it.

Representative Dan Daley is a Member of the Florida House of Representatives serving District 96, which includes portions of Coral Springs, Sunrise, Tamarac, and our Florida Everglades.

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