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what’s inside... Letter from the Publisher...................................................................8

AROUND TOWN..................... 9 – 16 Letter from Mayor Judy Paul................................................................. 10 Letter from Mayor Greg Ross............................................................... 12

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS DIRECTORY............................................ 16

EVENTS................................. 17 – 26 EVENTS DIRECTORY............................................................ 18 – 19 21 Fall Family Fun Runs........................................................ 20 – 21 BIRTHDAYS & SPECIAL EVENTS DIRECTORY............................ 22 – 23 Cooper City Commissioner – Jamie Curran......................................24

DIRECTORY............................ 27 – 50 SPORTS DIRECTORY................................................................. 28 – 34 ACTIVITIES DIRECTORY............................................................. 35 – 41 SoFLO Volleyball U11 Team Wins Nationals ....................................... 42 Escape to Miami Triathlon for Differently Abled ..................................... 44 Gecko Parx New Trampoline & Action Park.......................................... 46 THANKS COACH............................................................................ 48

FAMILY HEALTH...................... 51 – 60 Nicklaus Children’s Hospital: Helping Female Athletes Prevent Sports-Related Knee Injuries............................................52 Dr. Yudell...................................................................................54 HEALTH DIRECTORY............................................................ 56 – 59

SCHOOLS............................. 61 – 73 Broward County 2017 - 2019 School Calendar...............................62 Multicultural Night at Flamingo Elementary.......................................64 Embracing the New School Year at Nova Blanche Forman.................64 Nova Eisenhower New Programs and a Request for Partners...............66 Rounding up Future Leaders in Foxcare............................................66 Pines Schools, 2018 School Grades & FSA Scores.................... 68 - 69 ACADEMIC DIRECTORY....................................................... 70 - 71 ChessArt: Chess A Tool for Education and Life .................................71 David Posnack JCC Afterschool Program..........................................72

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NIKKI READING President/Publisher Sports Publishing Corp. Davie/Cooper City/SW Ranches (954) 296-3285 Direct 1NikkiSports@gmail.com

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ANNA WARBURTON Account Executive (305) 525-6140 cooperdaviesports@gmail.com

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LINDA LOMBARDI Territory Representative (305) 989-9380 Direct LindaSports1@aol.com CAROLYN LASS
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Dear Readers,

Ready, set, GO!!! And just like that, summer is over and we’re full steam ahead—packing lunches, buying school supplies, filling out paperwork and getting our youngsters settled into the new school year! Welcome to our Back to School issue, where we aim to help families transition out of that laid-back summer mode and into the new season with ease. Amongst the madness of the season, it’s a time in which we need to nurture our children all the more. The new school year brings new teachers and new friends; perhaps a different school with an unfamiliar method of transport; and maybe even a new after-school program. So many changes can leave little ones feeling a tad anxious or unsettled. After spending plenty of quality time with one another during a long summer, it is essential to keep that togetherness momentum going so that your child may feel secure. An activity as simple as a family game night can help to bring everyone together as a unit, while creating solidarity, warmth and of course great memories. Dinnertime has always been my favorite time of day in our house because it always brings us together¬; no phones allowed—just a time to unite, talk about our day, reminisce a little over fond memories and come up with ideas to make more. This Back to School edition of Sports and Activities Directory marks our six year anniversary for the Davie, Cooper City and Southwest Ranches publication. Happy anniversary to us!! This little oasis in Broward County proves to be a unique community—where families, businesses, schools and city officials all come together in unity to make it some place special. I’m honored for it not only to be my place of business, but to be able to call it home as well! While working on the directory over the last several years, I have discovered so many hidden treasures in our area that I would never have known existed, and it is always such a pleasure to share a newfound gem within the pages. As we move into our 7th year of publishing in Davie, Cooper City & Southwest Ranches, I am as excited now as I ever was—maybe even more so! Positive feedback has shown that not only has Sports & Activities Directory proven to be a truly valuable resource to readers, but that it continues to be beneficial to our community as well. Participation in recreational sports has increased, as parents and children are made more aware of what’s available to them. Accomplishments made by local residents have been acknowledged and applauded through articles. Charitable events and fundraisers have been showcased and have helped increase involvement—encouraging kindness and generosity while teaching our youth positive values. Many local businesses have become a part of our directory of resources and have flourished by making their services more known. It’s amazing what’s out there right in our own backyard! Not forgetting to mention schools, almost every school is represented in each issue—giving them the opportunity to utilize space in our magazine and to let us know of some of the incredible achievements made by students, teachers and staff. Some teachers have used Sports & Activities Directory as a learning tool and have even had their students collaborate and write an article for their school. The students get very excited when they see their work published and their name in print! I would like to give a special thanks to a group of passionate, hardworking and creative individuals that I am blessed to call friends—The Sports & Activities team. Together we are strong; I couldn’t do it without you! I hope that you enjoy this Back to School issue and find it a useful tool for planning your family entertainment, recreational sports, activities and more.

My very best to you,

Nikki Reading

Special thank you to our Issue Sponsor

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I hope that everyone has had a wonderful summer! It is always great to see the Pine Island Pool, Betty Booth Roberts Pool and the Shenandoah Splash Pad full of Davie Residents. If your child still needs to become water safe, you can sign them up for swim lessons at the Pine Island Pool. Our professional aquatics staff are all Certified Water Safety Instructors, who have had years of swim lesson experience. Swim lessons are available for those between ages six months and older. As we transition from summer to fall, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department offers great programs and events for all ages. The Pine Island Multipurpose Center is home to several fitness classes, such as: Zumba, Jazzercise, Mommy & Me Baby Bootcamp and Senior Chair Aerobics. We offer many art classes, as well as a new youth theater program! A full listing of all programs and activities offered can be found throughout the Sports and Activities Guide. Just look for all listings that begin with “Davie”. This fall, the special events division will be busy once again with a fantastic lineup of special events. On August 11th, the Town of Davie Auction will take place at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds. Everyone will be able to bid on vehicles and other equipment that is being retired by the Town of Davie. On September 8th, we will welcome the Davie Pro Rodeo to the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds for a night of competition and fun! The gates will open at 6:00pm, with the performance commencing at 7:30pm. On October 13th, the 3rd Annual Doc Reno’s Bacon, Blues and Brews Festival will celebrate all things bacon and pork, accompanied by great live music and craft beer. On October 15th and 16th, the Town of Davie will celebrate Government Days by opening our doors to local schools, youth clubs and organizations, so that they may take a tour of Town Hall and meet with Town staff. Groups must preregister with our special events division, by calling (954) 797-1181. On October 27th, get ready for some “spooktacular” fun at our annual Halloween Happenings event at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, which will include: a costume contest, games, youth entertainment, vendors, a pumpkin patch, a not-so-scary haunted house, and a horse costume contest. Also, on October 26th and 27th, the South Florida Cloggers will turn Robbins Lodge into a scary haunted house. When looking through the Sports and Activities Directory, remember: whether it’s swimming, fitness, youth sports, community special events or recreation classes for all ages, the Town of Davie Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department has something for everyone in your family. For more information on any Davie program, just call (954) 327-3941. As always, see you in the parks, and don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook.

Judy Paul Mayor of Davie


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The start of a new school year is upon us, and it feels as if only a moment has passed since I sat amongst audiences of proud parents and watched as the 5th graders matriculated from each of our three public elementary schools. Wherever your child received his/her primary school education— whether it was Cooper City Elementary School; Griffin Elementary School; Embassy Lakes Elementary School, or any of our charter or private schools—you reveled in the same satisfaction. Together, we watched proudly as they walked across the stage, realizing the first of many great accomplishments to come; we look forward to their many future accomplishments, including their high school graduation. The commission and I were proud to have been invited to Cooper City High School’s 2017/2018 graduation ceremony, which boasted a 97% graduation rate this year. Our A-rated local high school, and the students that move through its halls, are the embodiment of the extraordinary standards we have come to expect. They say it takes a whole village to raise a child, and here in Cooper City, we exemplify this philosophy. Our schools, parks and security are the thread that sews this community together; we reap the benefits from what we give back to our local institutions. I have been honored to witness your proud moments, and I look forward to sharing many more as an active participant in this village we call Cooper City. As the doors open to Cooper City Elementary School for the 2018/2019 school year, students, parents and community participants will be greeted by the latest contribution to the school/ community partnership: a giant, freestanding book-sharing cabinet on wheels! Principal Schlosser had the vision to commission local Boy Scout, Riley Edmunds, to build the unit—which is wheeled out to the flagpole area in front of the school’s main entrance each morning. Edmunds seized the opportunity to hone the skills he obtained through his years of scouting and used the community service project toward his bid for the rank of Eagle Scout. Principal Schlosser’s idea, along with Riley’s development and donation of the mobile library, is a perfect example of the partnership between the school and the community—the foundation of Cooper City. The “free library” concept is one that the city has embraced whole-heartedly. We now boast four Little Free Library locations, from which residents and visitors can borrow, read and share books at their convenience, with unlimited hours of operation—no registration required and no late fees. Just as August 15 is the start of the new school year, October 1 begins our fiscal year. During the months of July and August, the Commission hosts a series of meetings dedicated to the budget process. The first budget hearing, the adoption of the fire assessment & millage rates, and the final budget hearing all occur in the month of September. All budget hearings and special budget meetings are public hearings and are advertised by the City Clerk. We look forward to receiving your input and participation during these hearings. Please continue to monitor the City’s website and calendar at www. coopercityfl.org for specific meeting dates and times. I would like to congratulate Massimo “Max” Pulcini on becoming your Commissioner-elect from District 1. Max ran unopposed for the seat that will soon be vacated by Commissioner John Sims. We thank Commissioner Sims and bid him a fond farewell, with best wishes in his future ventures. Max will take his place on the dais, following the November 6th election. Also completing her third and final term in the District 2 seat, is Commissioner Lisa Mallozzi. Concomitantly, we wish Lisa all the best in her future endeavors. Although it is still unknown as to who will be filling the District 2 seat, here are the four qualified residents that are still vying for the position on the dais: William Athas; Olga Cabrera Watson; Lisa Conlon Dodge and Howard Meltzer. Furthermore, you will be asked to vote on whether or not you are in favor of the 12 million dollar bond issue, which will allow the commission to completely renovate Bill Lips Park and the Cooper City Sports Complex—including artificial turf, new lighting, additional restrooms, parking and fields. Make your vote count on the November 6 ballot, on both of these items. Please visit the Events section of this publication to view our fall schedule of upcoming events. I look forward to seeing you all, in and around Cooper City!

Greg Ross Mayor


BOAT RENTAL GOLF CARTS ISLES OF CAPRI MARINA Pontoon Boats, Kayaks, Boat Dock Rental to explore the fabulous waters of Isles of Capri, Marco Island and Naples. 292 Capri Blvd., Naples, FL 34113. 239-300-2007. caprimarina2@comcast.net. islesofcaprimarina.com.

FISHING CHARTERS

FISHING SOLVES EVERYTHING Captain Glen Shelling & Eco Tours - Fishing - Kid Friendly Manatee/Dolphin Half Day, Full Day. 148 Capri Blvd., Naples, FL 34113. (239) 250-0756

CAPT. STEVE’S CHARTERS Captain Stephen “Stevie” Cooper Gulf Fishing & Back Water for individuals and groups. More than fishing...your CATCHING! Isles of Capri, Florida. (239) 595-6927. captainsteve_36@yahoo.com. www.pelicanbendinc.com.

GOLF THE ROOKERY AT MARCO At more than 7,100 yards in length, the playing experience includes: Fast greens - Pristine turf condition - The option to play from one of five teeing locations - State-of-theart GPS yardage system. 3433 Club Center Blvd., Naples, FL 34114. 239-642-2796. HAMMOCK BAY Designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy, Hammock Bay is a par 72 Championship golf course with 18 individual and distinct holes. 1370 Borghese Ln., Naples, FL, 34114. 239-389-6611.

AFFORDABLE CARTS 11200 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34113 (239) 530-9500, affordablecarts.com, affordablecarts@hotmail.com

HOTELS JW MARRIOTT MARCO ISLAND BEACH RESORT & SPA Feel the warm embrace of the Florida sun at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Set on three miles of private white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico, our luxury hotel offers a haven of waterfront tranquility. 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, FL 34145. 239-394-2511, www.marriott.com


REALTORS RENTALS & SALES SUN REALTY Beau Middlebrook 219 Capri Blvd., Naples, FL 34113 239-624-4000, beaumiddlebrook@gmail.com www.myislandview.com

CHRIS SULLIVAN LUXURY REAL ESTATE RE/MAX AFFINITY PLUS 599 South Collier Blvd., Suite 306, Marco Island, FL 34145. 239-404-5548, Chis@marcoluxuryhomes.com www.marcoluxuryhomes.com

RENTAL CONDO ANGLERS COVE UNIT J-301 Minimum Weekly Rental, 1 Bedroom/1 Bath, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Queen Sofa Sleeper 239-263-8941. www.escapetomarco.com.

SUNSET & NATURE CRUISES

ISLAND GYPSY CAFE Locally World Famous - Fresh Delicious Meals on the Water 292 Capri Blvd., Naples, FL 34113. 239-394-1111. islandgypsycafe@gmail.com www.theislandgypsy.com

COOL BEANS CRUISES 2 Locations (South Naples & Isles of Capri) 239-777-0020 www.CoolBeansCrusies.com PIRATES OF MARCO ISLAND Sunset Cruises - Interactive Pirate Excursions - Private Charters 951 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145. 239-404-5422, missbeachhaven@comcast.net. piratesofmarco.com.

RESTAURANTS PELICAN BEND Florida Seafood in a Casual Waterfront Atmosphere 291 Capri Blvd., Naples, FL 34113. 239-394-3452. www.pelicanbendinc.com

CAPRI FISH HOUSE Island Fresh Lunch - Dinner - Sunday Brunch 203 Capri Blvd., Naples, FL 34113. (239) 389-5555 caprifishhouse.com

YACHT BROKERS

SYC SPRIGG YACHT CONSULTING Yacht brokerage specializing in assisting luxury yacht owners in the purchasing or selling process. www.sycyachts.com. 239-825-6174, Steve@sycyachts.com. www.facebook.com/sycyachts/


AROUND TOWN

D A V I E, C O O P E R C I T Y &S W R A N C H E S

Clubs & Organizations 4 KIDS IN NEED

Our mission is to bring hope, encouragement, awareness, joy and laughter to children and their families at our local children’s hospitals and orphanages. “Please help us continue to help others”. Donate to: 4Kids In Need 7958 Pines Blvd #201 Pembroke Pines, FL. 33024 (954) 439-1878 Heroes with a mission. “Changing the world one child at a time”. 4KidsInNeed.Org

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, INC.

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Phone: (954) 584-9990. Help children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. 4101 Ravenswood Road, Suite 226, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. To learn more about becoming a mentor, enrolling your child into our programs or making a donation, please visit bbbsbroward.org or email info@bbbsbroward.org.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Have fun, make friends, see and learn new things! After they’ve been given the proper guidance, they take their own lead, going places they’ve never gone, seeing things they’ve never seen, and diving into the rugged world of outdoor adventure, relying on teamwork. Requirement: Be a boy who is 11 - 17 years old. To join a boy scout troop near you or for more information visit www.scouting.org.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF BROWARD COUNTY Founded in 1860 to give local boys a positive alternative to the streets. Over the years, that Club turned into a national movement reaching a membership of over four million boys and girls, making it one of the largest youth serving agencies in the United States. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County joined the national organization in 1965. They now have 13 facilities with a membership of over 13,000 youths. For more information visit www.bgcbc.org. 1401 NE 26th Street, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. (954) 537-1010.

BROWARD MEALS ON WHEELS Offering quality nutrition services to the seniors of Broward County. We provide essential services that improve health, reduce isolation and promote independent living for seniors in our community. Helping seniors live with dignity and happiness is at the heart of what we do. For more information, please call (954) 731-8770 or visit www.BMOW.org

COOPER CITY OPTIMIST CLUB

The Optimist Club of Cooper City has organized and facilitated the sports programs for the Cooper City for over 30 years. Each year, some 5,000 participants take part in the eight sports the club has to offer. CCO promotes good sportsmanship and healthy competition. Parents are encouraged to become involved with the various programs to help ensure its continued success and maintain its family environment. For more information, visit the website www.CooperCityOptimist.com.

DAVIE - COOPER CITY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Founded in 1937, the Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce strives to serve local businesses and residents, as well as those considering relocating to our area of South Florida. We have a diverse and dedicated membership of more than 500 firms. Membership Breakfast is held at Signature Grand, 6900 State Rd. 84, Davie, on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Visit www.davie-coopercity.org or call (954) 581-0790 for more details.

DAVIE POLICE ATHLETICS LEAGUE (PAL) PAL is a youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth in our community. PAL offers boys and girls year-round and seasonal sports programs, after school educational programs and summer camps. For more information call (954) 321-2561 or visit www.daviepal.org

EASE FOUNDATION, INC. The Emergency Assistance Service Effort, founded in 1988, is a not for profit organization. Our purpose is to aid those qualified residents, on a one time basis, that are in need of temporary emergency assistance. Our objective is to help those in need to ease their way back into a self-sustaining, productive life. Our focus is to prevent homelessness, but we also reach out to the homeless with food, clothing and hygiene supplies. Volunteer, donate, or sponsor. 6901 Orange Drive, Davie 33314. (954) 797-1077, info@easefoundation.org.

GIRL SCOUTS OF BROWARD COUNTY, INC. (954) 739-7660. www.gssef.org. 4701 NW 33rd Avenue, Oakland Park 33309. Provides informal educational programs for girls between ages 5-18. A safe and fun place for girls to discover, connect and take action. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE DIAPER BANK The Greater Fort Lauderdale Diaper Bank is committed to providing clean diapers to all families and several nonprofit organizations in Broward County. If you or anyone you know is struggling with diapering please give us a call! There are many ways to get involved and make difference. You can host a diaper drive or volunteer! Contact us at (954) 667-9672 or info@bminco.org – www.bmino.org

HEALTHY MOTHERS, HEALTHY BABIES COALITION OF BROWARD COUNTY, INC.

Dedicated to reducing infant deaths by providing resources and education to pregnant women, parents and their families. We have been a community leader in providing services to pregnant women, teens and families for more than 20 years. We provide access to prenatal care, education, advocacy and public awareness for all families in Broward County, but especially for those who are unable to afford private care. www.hmhbbroward.org, (954) 765-0550.

HOPE OUTREACH CENTER

HOPE Outreach Center, Inc. is committed to Helping Other People Everyday. Our many programs and services offer a hand up to people who are unable to make ends meet due to job losses, disabilities, health crises, and other emergencies. There are many ways to get involved with HOPE Outreach Center. You can share your time, talents, and treasure to make a difference in the lives of people who are poor and vulnerable. 4700 SW 64TH Avenue, Suite A, Davie 33314, (954) 321-0909. www.hopeoutreachfl.org.

HUMANE SOCIETY’S LOPSTER’S KIDS CLUB

Do you love animals? Do you want to learn more about taking care of dogs, cats and other pets? Do you want to help the homeless animals? Then join Lopster’s Kids Club at the Humane Society of Broward County. The Club meets once a month, for an hour and a half, after school. Lopster has two clubs: The Lil Pups, ages 6 to 9 years old, and The Big Dogs, ages 10 to 13 years old. To sign up download a registration form at www.humanebroward.com. (954) 989-3977.

KIDS IN DISTRESS For 35 years Kids In Distress (KID) has been on a mission to prevent child abuse, preserve the family, and treat children who have been abused and/or neglected. We are able to carry out that mission through our foster care, kinship care, a variety of prevention and intervention services, family counseling center, and KID preschool and after care programs because of the tremendous support we receive. You or your business can help by becoming a committee member, sponsor, underwriter, guest, or volunteer! www.kidinc.org (954) 390-7620

KIWANIS CLUB Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Cooper City meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30PM,. Please call 954-298-0036 for location. The Kiwanis Club of Davie/West Hollywood meets every Tuesday at Buca Di Beppo in Davie on 3355 S University Dr, Davie, at Noon. Looking for willing volunteers to join us for community service and fun. Email: KCCC2012@yahoo.com. FB https://www.facebook.com/KiwanisClubOfCooperCity/

MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA, INC.

Each wish experience exceeds even the child’s expectations, transporting them from a world of doctors, and hospitals, to a world where anything is possible. The foundation grants wishes to children between the ages of 2-18 with life-threatening health conditions. 4491 South State Road 7, Suite 201, Davie, FL 33314. www.sfla.wish.org. (954) 967-9474.

PEACEFUL RIDGE RESCUE

This dedicated and compassionate organization rescues and rehabilitates neglected and abused horses and animals. Horses are given the medical attention, care and love they need so badly, helping to heal and restore their trust in humans. To surrender a horse that can no longer be cared for, report a neglected horse or to adopt a horse, please call Victor Cutino (954) 240 6080 or visit www.peaceful ridgerescue.com. Volunteers and donations are needed and much appreciated.

POLICE EXPLORER PROGRAM Chartered under Boy Scouts of America, this program meets Wednesday night at 7 pm at police headquarters. Program educates youth about careers in law enforcement in an 80 hour academy. Contact: Community Affairs Office, (954) 436-3274.

THE LEADING EDGE

A new trend-setting concept in networking. We differentiate ourselves by cultivating business through developing relationships based on trust and expertise which allows our businesses to grow. This exclusive organization is open for new members. Meetings are held on Mondays at 12:00 at 2750 SW 145th Avenue, Miramar 33027. Contact us for more information at (754) 300-6238.

TOMORROW’S RAINBOW Tomorrow’s Rainbow is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation registered in the state of Florida. It is a special place for children that have experienced the death of a loved one. Located in Coconut Creek, the Tomorrow’s Rainbow Ranch is a unique setting for equine- assisted grief support, offered free of charge, to children and teens that have experienced the death of a loved one. Through an innovative program that combines facilitated peer support groups with miniature horse interactions and therapeutic play, grieving children are guided through their own unique grief journey in a way that is meaningful to them. Tomorrow’s Rainbow has created an emotionally safe place for hope and healing through guidance, education and support. For more information, contact Abby Mosher at (954) 978-2390 or www.TomorrowsRainbow.org

VOICES FOR CHILDREN OF BROWARD COUNTY

Nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for and awareness of the Guardian Ad Litem Program, which provides an advocate for abused and neglected children. To join and support Voices for Children, or to learn more about volunteering as a Guardian Ad Litem, contact Amy at info@voicesbroward.org or (954) 915-6949, or visit us at http://www.voicesbroward.org.


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AUGUST AUGUST 3, 4, 18, 19

FLORIDA SUNS VOLLEYBALL GIRLS TRYOUTS Come tryout for prestigious Florida Suns Volleyball teams. Girls U15 - U18 tryout on August 3-4. Girls U10 - U14 tryout on August 18 and Girls U13 - U14 tryout on August 19. Please check our website, www.fsvbc.org, or email admin@fsvbc.org for more information.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 GLOWGA AT CYC-OLOGY TIME 7:00PM. Join Cyc-ology Time for a fun and unique way to practice yoga... by glowing in the dark! Must purchase ticket. Tickets include glow body paint and glow accessories, an hour of yoga, and lots of fun! All ages and levels of experience are welcome! Register online at www.cycologytime.com. (954) 252-9152.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21 COOPER CITY PAGEANT FUNDRAISER 4:00PM - Close. Join us at Beef O Brady’s Cooper City to help raise money to send our Cooper City Pageant winners to compete at Miss Florida USA. Mention you are there for the fundraiser and a percentage of your bill will support the cause. Come from 5:00pm7:00pm to enter some raffles for your chance to win some awesome prizes.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 FURRY FRIENDS MEET & GREET 11:00AM - 1:00PM. At Forest Lake Dog Park, 5700 S.W. 113th Ave., Cooper City. This free event is perfect for families to bring their four legged friends to meet their fellow neighbors. Join us as we celebrate the new addition of the dog park with music, giveaways and various pet vendors.

SATURDAY AUGUST 25 FLORIDA SUNS VOLLEYBALL FREE CLINIC Florida Suns Volleyball will be holding a FREE Volleyball Clinic open to both boys and girls, ages 6-15, beginner to intermediate level. This clinic will be tons of fun while introducing and enforcing basic volleyball skills. Please check our website, www.fsvbc.org, or email admin@fsvbc.org for more information.

SEPTEMBER FIRST FRIDAY SEPTEMBERNOVEMBER

SUNS VOLLEYBALL FIRST FRIDAYS 6:00PM - 8:30PM. Dates September 7, October 5 and November 2. Open to all girls and boys ages 6-15. The first Friday of each month. We give parents the opportunity to take a much needed Friday break to drop the kids off for an evening of volleyball, games and pizza with qualified and background checked USAV Safe Sport Certified coaches. Please check our website, www.fsvbc.org, or email admin@fsvbc.org for more information.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 NATIONAL CHEER & DANCE DAY AT BROWARD ELITE ALL STARS OPEN HOUSE! 6:00PM - 8:30PM. Join Broward Elite All Stars as we host National All Star Cheer and Dance day! We will be sharing our love for what we do with the community. There will be a bounce house, snacks and games for all kids, and our outstanding staff will be doing meet and greets, as well as teaching the National All Star Cheer and Dance Day Routine for an outstanding end of the evening performance! 6800 SW 21st Ct #6-10, Davie 33317 (located just off I-595 between SW 70th Ave. & College Ave.) For more information call today (954) 577-3332. BrowardEliteAllStars.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 HONOR FLIGHT SOUTH FLORIDA Come welcome home our WWII & Korean War Veterans. Bring your entire family for a once in a lifetime experience to celebrate those who have risked their lives for us. Wear your red, white and blue. Bring your smiles, flags and voices to welcome them home. Visit www.honorflightsouthflorida.org for details on time and terminal arrival.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 COOPER CITY BIKE RODEO 9:00AM - 11:00AM. At the Cooper City Sports Complex (SW corner of Palm Ave & Stirling Rd). This free event features a Bike Rodeo with helmet fittings, rodeo courses, bike safety tips and raffle prizes of new helmets and a bike! Bike Rodeo participants must have their own bicycle, tricycle or big wheel and a helmet. There will be different rodeo courses based on skill level. For more information, please call Cooper City Recreation at (954) 434-4300 #233.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 25TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY CHEFS FOOD TASTING & AUCTION 6:30PM. This signature event features a grand tasting of culinary selections created by South Florida’s most creative chefs, surprise live entertainment, a silent auction and more. The silent auction will include a catalog of distinctive wine, food, spa packages, travel packages, private dinners and more. Held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Individual tickets: $150, Table $1500. Sponsorships available. Visit www.annstorckcenter.org/ celebrity-chefs for more information or call (954) 584-8000.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 DAVIE PRO RODEO CHAMPIONSHIP BULL RIDING 6:00PM. Be amazed as real cowboys and cowgirls from around the world compete for championship titles. The Davie Pro Rodeo was voted as the best rodeo east of the Mississippi. Gates open at 6:00pm and rodeo begins at 7:30pm. Advance tickets are available at www.davieprorodeo.com or at Grifs western. Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie road.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 GRANDPARENT’S DAY CELEBRATION 2:00PM - 4:00PM. At the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Celebrate “Grandparent’s Day,” with a fun-filled afternoon of games, activities, ice-cream, and entrance to the game room and pool! Tickets are $5.00 per person and grandparent or grandchild (ages 4 & up) must be a Cooper City resident. Tickets available for purchase at the Pool & Tennis Center or Community Center beginning Wednesday, August 8th (proof of residency required). For info, call (954) 434-4300 #233 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 GRANDPARENTS’ DAY CELEBRATION 2:00PM - 4:00PM. Located at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Celebrate Grandparents’ Day with a fun-filled afternoon of games, activities, ice cream, and entrance to the game room and pool! Tickets are $5.00 per person and grandparent or grandchild (ages 4 & up) must be a Cooper City resident. Tickets available for purchase at the Pool & Tennis Center or Community Center beginning Wednesday, August 9(proof of residency required).For info, call (954) 434-4300 #233 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.


EVENTS GLOWGA AT CYC-OLOGY TIME 7:00PM. Join Cyc-ology Time for a fun and unique way to practice yoga... by glowing in the dark! Must purchase ticket. Tickets include glow body paint and glow accessories, an hour of yoga, and lots of fun! All ages and levels of experience are welcome! Register online at www.cycologytime.com. (954) 252-9152.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 MOM & SON NIGHT OF FUN 6:30PM - 9:30PM. At the Cooper City Community Center (9000 SW 50th Place). Moms and their sons are invited to join us for a special Jungle themed evening filled with games, activities, dinner and lots of fun for all! Tickets are on sale at the Community Center beginning Wednesday, August 22nd for Cooper City residents in K-8th grades. This casual event cost $25.00 per couple / $12.00 each additional son (proof of residency required). For info, call (954) 434-4300 #233 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 EAT, DRINK, PINK 5:30PM. Hosted by: Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce Women in Business. Join us for an evening of Fun, Food and Friendship supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. 5:30-6:30pm Don’t miss this great opportunity to network and build business relationships with like-minded women while supporting a worthy cause. 6:30pm Program starts; Informative guest speaker Lauren Carcas, M.D., Medical Oncologist will cover “Breast Cancer: What you need to know!” Cost: $45 Chamber Members, $55 non-members, $65 at the door. $15 from each ticket goes directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Event held at the Weekley Family Indoor Pavilion, 13400 Griffin Rd., Southwest Ranches. Pay online at www.davie-coopercity.org.

OCTOBER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

COOPER CITY FALL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE 7:00PM - 12:00PM. At the Cooper City Sports Complex (SW corner of Palm Ave & Stirling Rd). Don’t miss out on the opportunity to shop over 60 families’ great bargains. Interested in getting a space to sell your items? Spaces available for purchase to Cooper City residents beginning Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. (proof of residency required). For info, call (954) 434-4300 #233 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 COOPER CITY FALL COMMUNITY BOOK SWAP 5:30PM. This book swap will be at the Cooper City Community Center at 6:00 p.m. with a special “Kids Only” Swap beginning at 5:30 pm. The week prior, Cooper City residents drop off slightly-used books for all ages and receive a ticket for each eligible donation. Audio books, DVD movies, board games, and puzzles are also accepted. Participants will return to the Community Center on Friday, October 12th with ticket to exchange for books (proof of residency required). Call (954) 434-4300 #233 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org for book drop off information.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 GLOWGA AT CYC-OLOGY TIME 7:00PM. Join Cyc-ology Time for a fun and unique way to practice yoga... by glowing in the dark! Must purchase ticket. Tickets include glow body paint and glow accessories, an hour of yoga, and lots of fun! All ages and levels of experience are welcome! Register online at www.cycologytime.com. (954) 252-9152.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL 4:00PM - 8:00PM. Join us for an evening of fall fun, live entertainment and youth performances. Free family activities include inflatables, children’s activities, petting farm, and more. handmade arts & crafts and food will be available for sale. Admission and parking is free. Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road. For more information, please call (954) 797-1181 or visit us at www.davie-fl.gov.

TICKET SALES FOR DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE Ticket sales will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Cooper City Community Center. This event will be held November 18th and is for Cooper City residents Kindergarten and up. This casual event cost $30.00 per couple / $12.00 each additional Daughter (proof of residency required).

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 FALL CARNIVAL AT PINE ISLAND MONTESSORI 6:00PM - 9:00 PM. Fun family event open to our friends and neighbors. Please feel free to come in your best, fun, costumes. To ensure fun for everyone please keep costumes PG. No weapons with costumes, no fake blood; think Disney JR appropriate. Free games and activities as well as ticket requiring games and activities. Pine Island Montessori 6499 SW 82ndAve, Davie. For additional info please call (954) 434-6337.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 TRICK-OR-TREAT SHOP-TO-SHOP ** NEW LOCATON** 10:00AM - 12:00 PM. At the Cooper City Commons (NW corner of Sheridan & Pine Island). Complimentary Shop to Shop “Trick or Treating” for children 8th grade and under. A costume contest and theme related games for attendees are provided by the Cooper City Recreation Department. For contest times or additional info, call (954) 434-4300, #233 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS 1:00PM - 5:00PM. Join us Saturday, October 27 at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds for an afternoon filled with family friendly Halloween fun. Activities include a pumpkin patch, haunted maze, inflatables, petting farm, hayride, train rides and a horse costume contest. Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate in our costume contest for a chance to win prizes for spookiest, cutest and most original costume in three age groups. This event will be held at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, 4271 Davie Road. For more information please call (954) 797-1181 or email afrancis@davie-fl.gov.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 HONOR FLIGHT SOUTH FLORIDA Come welcome home our WWII & Korean War veterans. Bring your entire family for a once in a lifetime experience to celebrate those who have risked their lives for us. Wear your red, white and blue. Bring your smiles, flags and voices to welcome them home. Visit www.honorflightsouthflorida.org for details on time and terminal arrival.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH

DASH BACK TO SCHOOL 5K RUN

Come join the fun as we race to raise money for school supplies and uniforms for children going back to school. All participants will receive a race day t-shirt and a finisher medal for their efforts and will also be entered to win a basket chock-full of rockin’ race gear and prizes—all valued at a whopping $250! This inaugural race is a part of the Helping Hands Race Series™ Competition. 1st place will receive $3,000; 2nd place will receive $1,000; 3rd place will receive $500. Location: Topeekeegee Yugnee Park, 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood, FL 33021 | Time: 7:00am | Cost: $43| Website: https://runsignup.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH LOCO RIO 8K (THE CUP)

For the second year in a row, the Loco Rio 8K Race Series will be taking South Florida by storm. Racers will breeze through Fort Lauderdale, while taking in the stunning views of Snyder Park. This fast paced, fun-filled event will feature a slightly elevated loop course that is sure to be a hit with everyone! Location: Snyder Park, 3299 S.W. 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 | Time: 7:00am | Cost: $28.50| Website: https://runsignup.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH 1ST ANNUAL SHIRLEY ENRICO FOUNDATION 5K

Come be a part of the revelries this year as the Shirley Enrico Foundation celebrates their 1st Annual Shirley Enrico Foundation 5K. As a military wife and mother of two, Shirley Enrico exemplified strength in every aspect of the word while fighting an ongoing battle with cancer for eight years. Our mission is to help those in our community who are affected by cancer by providing alternative healing services from revolutionary research. Participants at this year’s event will have a chance to marvel at the breathtaking scenery within Tradewinds Park while running/walking. Location: Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066 | Time: 7:00am | Cost: $35 | Website: https://runsignup.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH

MRTT BOCA RATON/DEERFIELD/DELRAY BEACH ANNIVERSARY 5K

This year, the MRTT (Moms RUN This Town) Boca Raton/ Deerfield/Delray Beach chapter will be commemorating their 2nd anniversary with those closest to their hearts. Join this group of strongwilled women as they run/walk to celebrate two years of friendship and support. Registration includes: an event t-shirt (if registered before deadline of August 13th), a race commemorative medal and breakfast refreshments. Children registered before August 13th will be able to snag a cool grab bag as well. Along with breakfast refreshments, an awards ceremony will be held after the 5K run/ walk extravaganza. Bring your loved ones out and get in on all of the fun-packed festivities! Location: TBA | Time: 7:30am | Cost: $35 | Website: https://runsignup.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH

I TRI’D 5 TO 15 KIDS TRIATHALON

Come out for a dash and a splash at this kids only triathlon event, where your child will swim in a topnotch pool and will be biking/ running on a closed course. Racing goodies will be covered by the entry fee and groups are highly encouraged to register as a team, as team awards will be handed out after the triathlon at the awards ceremony. The course and age categories will be broken down by appropriate distances and awards will include the top three males and females. Location: Pompano Beach Aquatic Complex, 820 N.E. 18th Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060 | Time: 6:30am | Cost: $35 | Website: https://www.itzevents.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH

Summer’s almost done and it’s time to have fun at this year’s Summer End Fun Run & Party, at Runner’s Edge! The first 150 runners will receive t-shirts and there will also be a drawing for a free pair of shoes. A free race party will be held after the 5K run/walk and will include: hamburgers, hotdogs, cake, chips, drinks and music. Runner’s Edge will be featuring a special store sale all day as well. Location: Runner’s Edge, 3195 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33431 | Time: 6:00pm | Cost: $15 | Website: https://runsignup.com

Join us for the annual Naked Feet 5K, which will take place entirely on the sand, against the pristine waters of Fort Lauderdale Beach. This impressive tour de force for your toes features an out-and-back course that will be making its turn at the jetty by Port Everglades. With the wind flowing through your hair and the water by your side, you’ll be immersed in natural beauty as you glide through this one-of-a-kind course without being held back by streets to cross or tracks to navigate. Awards will be given to only those who complete the distance “un-shod” (shoeless). Runners, walkers and triathletes old and young are all welcome to the challenge! Location: Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 | Time: 8:00am | Cost: $35 | Website: https://www.active.com

SUMMER’S END 5K RUNNER’S EDGE

SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND KING OF THE HILL 5K CHALLENGE

Kickoff this Labor Day weekend with tons of fitness fun as we let loose for the 12th annual King of the Hill 5K Challenge. This little race that once started out with a humble beginning of just 60 participants is expecting a sweeping turnout this year and will be capping out at 2,500 participants. Be sure to beat the crowd and register early for this sure to be sold out event, which will be introducing a brand-new Gym/CrossFit team category. We want to know who the toughest, fastest Gym or CrossFit box is in all of South Florida, so bring your box and add times collectively to see who can make it up the hill the fastest! Location: Vista View Park, 4001 S.W. 142nd Ave., Davie FL 33330 | Time: 1:00pm | Cost: $25 | Website: https://www.active.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH

CITY OF CORAL SPRINGS REMEMBRANCE 5K RUN/WALK

Each year the City of Coral Springs comes together as a community to honor and remember the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001. Join us this year at our family-friendly event as we celebrate the lives of those who are gone but will never be forgotten. Groups are encouraged to register as a team, as team awards will be presented afterwards at the awards ceremony. Awards will be handed out to the top three overall male and female, as well as the top three in the age-appropriate categories. Team awards will also be presented to the top fire rescue department, law enforcement department, EMT paramedic department and top club. All finishers will receive a medal and a t-shirt. Location: Coral Springs Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065 | Time: 6:00am | Cost: Individual $40 Students Ages 19 and Under $15 Emergency Service Personnel $20 | Website: https://www.active.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

RUNNER’S DEPOT FIRE HERO 5K RUN/WALK

Come on down to Runner’s Depot for the Fire Hero 5K Run, where participants get to race for a worthy cause, as proceeds from this event will be donated to the National Firefighters Foundation. Race against the dazzling backdrop of Charnow Park along the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk while working up an appetite for a glorious post-race brunch on the beach, sponsored by Olive Garden-Aventura and Pei Wei-Aventura. This flat and fast, out-and-back, 5K race is sure to be a thrill for everyone! All pre-registered participants will receive an oversized beach towel and all finishers will receive a finisher medal. Location: Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut Street, Hollywood, FL 33019 | Time: 7:00am | Cost: $30 | Website: https://www.active.com

NAKED FEET 5K

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH BADASS TRAIL RACE

Last year the first ever Badass Trail Race took place in September, shortly after Hurricane Irma hit. As luck would have it, the trails were able to be cleared and the sold-out event went on to become an instant hit! As the second trail race to ever take place at Quiet Waters Park, this chip timed event will include both a 5K and 10K option and participants will have a shot at winning a most Bad Ass 3D Oversized Custom Medal, as well as a seriously bad ass t-shirt or racerback tank. After the race, participants can look forward to a fabulous afterparty—included with registration. Location: Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 | Time: 7:15am | Cost: 5K $48 10K $53 | Website: https://runsignup.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH 2018 DAVIE SUPER SPRINT & KIDS TRIATHLON

Proceeds collected from The Davie PAL Super Sprint & Kids Triathlon Series helps to support the Davie Police Athletic League (PAL), a youth crime prevention program dedicated to building trust and understanding between the police officers and youth within our community. The swimming portion of this event will be held at the Davie Pine Island Park; the cycling portion will take place on closed roads that will be overseen by the Davie Police; and the running portion will commence in the park. A finisher medal shall be awarded to all participants that finish the course. Location: Davie Pine Island Park Pool, 3800 S.W. 92nd Ave., Davie, FL 33328 | Time: 8:00am | Cost: $45 | Website: https://www.active.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH

YOUR NEXT STEP IS THE CURE HOLLYWOOD 5K

Join the fight for an amazing cause this year as we celebrate the 5th annual Your Next Step is the Cure Hollywood 5K, at Charnow Park. Proceeds from this charitable event will help to fund patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Suitable for all members of the family, this event will include activities, music, awards and more! Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers of each age group. Location: Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut Street, Hollywood, FL 33019 | Time: 7:15am | Cost: Adult Walker/Runner $30/$35 Youth + Senior Walker/Runner $15/$20 Virtual Participant $30 | Website: https://hollywood2018.yournextstepisthecure.org


Proceeds from this year’s ZERO Prostate Cancer run/walk will help to fund research for new treatments, free prostate cancer testing, and will also help to assist in educating men and families about prostate cancer. This event will feature a courageous Kids Superhero Dash for Dad, as well as a virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Enjoy a postrace celebration, which will include free food and the opportunity to connect with those who are also affected by prostate cancer. Location: Markham Park, 16001 W. State Rd. 84, Sunrise FL 33326 | Time: 8:00am | Cost: 5K $25 Kids Superhero Dash for Dad $15 Snooze for Dudes $35 ZERO’s Heroes Patient/Survivor $20 Website: https://support.zerocancer.org

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

FLORIDA TEAL 5K RUN/ FUN WALK™ FOR OVARIAN & GYNECOLOGIC CANCER

Presented by the Kindah Foundation, this 3rd annual event is the only 5K run/walk event dedicated to the South Florida Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancer community. Join us as we come together in an attempt to champion awareness and end the silence on these devastating types of cancer. This event will feature a Kids Zone with face painting, rock climbing, a basketball court and a bounce house. Local vendors selling exclusive goods will be present as well. There will also be tons of music and live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Wine and beer will be offered to those participants aged 21+ only; ID required. All registered participants will receive a TEAL 5K finisher medal at the finish line. Location: Vista View Park, 4001 S.W. 142nd Ave., Davie FL 33330 | Time: 7:00am | Cost: Adults $30 Gynecologic Cancer Survivor $25 Teens $25 Kids $15 | Website: https://register.hakuapp.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

OUTRUN CHILDHOOD CANCER 5K RUN/ WALK & 1 MILE

Come be a part of an incredible cause, as we help the Julia’s Star Childhood Cancer Foundation promote childhood cancer awareness and raise funds for pediatric brain cancer research. Families affected by pediatric cancer often find themselves weighted down by the financial burdens of treatment, and this event’s mission is to help those in need overcome unmanageable financial situations so that they may support their loved ones without having to worry. Participants can look forward to spectacular views within one of

OCTOBER:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH LIGHT ONES PATH 5K

Join us as we spend another fabulous year supporting the Light Ones Path Foundation’s mission, at the 4th annual Light Ones Path 5K. The Light Ones Path Foundation strives to provide scholarship and grant opportunities to disadvantaged young adults, while also offering professional medical care to those who cannot afford it. All ages are invited to participate in this event dedicated to such an admirable cause. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt for their efforts. Location: Vista View Park, 4001 S.W. 142nd Ave., Davie, FL 33330 | Time: 8:00am | Cost: Ages 20+ $30 Ages 19 & Under $25 Website: http://www.lightonespath.org/

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7TH

DUNN’S RUN 5K WALK/RUN & 5 MILE RUN

This year the Dunn’s Run is back and better than ever for the 22nd year in a row! The highly- spirited event signifies the start of the running season and has been known to attract over 2,000 runners and walkers annually. Participants may choose between a 5 mile or 5K run/walk and there will also be a Kids Fun Run for the little ones—ages six and younger. All proceeds from registration and funding for this event will go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s Jim and Jan Moran Unit, in Deerfield Beach. Exciting activities for the whole family include: a visit with Billy the Marlin and Stanley C. Panther, a bounce house, food, craft vendors and more. Location: Main Beach Parking Lot, 149 S.E. 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 | Time: 7:30am | Cost: 5 Mile $35 5K $30 Virtual Runner/Walker $30 Website: http://dunnsrun.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH THINK PINK RUN RED 5K RUN/WALK

Calling all family, friends, coworkers and neighbors out to join the ladies of the North Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., for our 4th annual Think Pink

Run Red 5K Run/Walk, in an effort to stomp out breast cancer! Participants can look forward to plenty of music, food, Zumba and a variety of on-site vendors. Prizes and medals will be handed out to participants in several age divisions and awards will be presented to the top fund raisers. Come connect with members of our community as we band together for a remarkable cause. Location: 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066 | Time: 7:00am | Cost: $35 | Website: https://www.active.com

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ZERO PROSTATE CANCER RUN/WALK

Broward County’s largest and most awe-inspiring parks and will also have the choice of taking part in a 5K or 1 mile run/walk experience. Location: Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066 | Time: 7:00am | Cost: 5K Run/Walk & Virtual Participant $30 1 Mile Run/Walk Adult $20 1 Mile Run/Walk Ages 16 & Under $10 | Website: https://runsignup.com

SATURDAY, NOVMBER 3RD CHRIS PAGE MEMORIAL 5K

Don’t miss out on this fast, flat trail race on the hard-packed sand trails of Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, where participants can enjoy both ocean and intracoastal waterway views as they zip through an exhilarating out-and-back course. All proceeds from this event will go to the Coast Guards Tactical Law Enforcement Association’s Emergency Assistance Fund, which helps to support Coast Guardsmen during times of difficulty—funding travel costs, lodging, living expenses, funeral arrangements and other items not granted through traditional government funded support services. This event celebrates Maritime Enforcement Specialist, Chris Page, whose tragic death is the very reason why this race is held today—to show our unyielding support to the family, as well as future families in need. Location: Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park, 6503 N. Ocean Dr., Dania Beach, FL 33004 | Time: 10:00am | Cost: Adult $30 Child $15 Website: https://www.raceentry.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD STEPS FOR SOS 5K

Join SOS Children’s Villages Florida as we celebrate our 25th anniversary this year! Our mission is to prevent child abandonment by offering long-term care for children who may be in distress, while also empowering young adults with the tools that they need to reach their full potential. This 5K event will take place inside of Tradewinds park, where participants are sure to be amazed by the picturesque scenery throughout the grounds. Our Kids Zone will include: a bounce house, face painting and crafts. Top fundraisers and runners will receive a medal and anyone who raises $100 or more will receive a chic shirt. Location: Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066 | Time: 7:00am | Cost: 5K Runners $25 Walkers/Kids Free Website: https://www.stepsforsos.org

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Book your baseball or softball themed party with Broward Baseball Academy (BBA), a year-round baseball and softball training facility, with two lighted fields and 3 covered batting cages and pitching machines. Our birthday party package can include batting cage time, field time and games can also be arranged. Food can be catered or bring your own. Located on the David Posnack JCC Campus, 5850 S. Pine Island Rd. Davie. Director – Wayne Stofsky, Wayne@BrowardBaseballAcademy.com. (954) 683-7747.

TAG USA GYMNASTICS & TRAMPOLINE

Epic, private TWO-HOUR parties with a very large spectacular 1000 sq. feet party rooms and glass viewing areas. TAG’s LARGEST Gym has the MOST equipment, 4 inflatables, rope swing, tumble floors, foam pits and trampolines. No extra charges for bounce houses, slide inflatables, indoor basketball/soccer court. Your choice of: Mommy & Me, Trampolines & Gymnastics, Boys Sports parties or our new parkour style option. Can be with structured stations or open gym style. We do it all for as low as $260/20 kids! Visit our facility & Compare at www.TagGymnastics.com… You gotta see it to believe it! 1951 North Commerce Parkway, Weston. Call (954) 384-9191 to reserve your party!

FLORIDA TRIPLE THREAT ALL-STARS

Competitive Cheer and Dance Facility. Enjoy a 2-hour private party on a Saturday or Sunday with all your friends. You can tumble on the spring floor and tumble trak, and bounce on the trampoline. Prices are only $15 per child. 2290 SW 71st Terrace, Davie 33317. (954) 514-7250. www.Fla3threat.com.

BRIGHT & SMART – ROBOTICS, CODING, & ENGINEERING BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Congratulations! Birthday parties are a great and memorable occasion for anyone, so why not make them unique! Our Robotics Birthday Parties are sensational, fun, and educational experiences that will engage your child, and all in attendance. This perfect party activity will bring together your child’s creativity, imagination, and satisfaction as they learn how to create a marvelous machine with their hands. All will be thrilled as their imagination is brought to life and their creation is a true, unique, success. We offer 90 minute, in-home robotics birthday parties supplying all of the material and equipment needed so each child is able to take a hands-on role in building a birthday robot! Get in contact: (954) 816-3346, Info@BrightAndSmart.com. Visit our website: www.BrightAndSmart.com. Stay connected: www.facebook.com/BrightAndSmart, www.twitter.com/Bright_n_Smart, www.instagram.com/brightandsmart.

SUPER TUBE & SURF PARTIES

Looking for something new? Want to be the coolest parents on earth? Have a super party at CB Smith Park. Ride the Chariot warbird, flying saucer and banana boat. New this year is wakesurfing behind our new boat that makes an endless surf wake. Peg the fun meter and hear “that was the best day of my life!” Covered pavilion and large play area for yard games. Water mat and music box included. Ages 3 to 84. Reserve today at (954) 292-3953, for pictures and details go to www.browardski.com.

ALTITUDE TRAMPOLINE PARK

Birthdays Are Better At Altitude! A birthday party at Altitude includes two hours of jump time and access to every park attraction. Choose from a table or private party room and we’ll do the rest. Our party hosts take care of everything from setup to cleanup. For more information visit www.AltitudeFtlauderdale.com. Altitude is located at 1709 East Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334.

IN THE GAME

IN THE GAME (formerly GameRoom Sawgrass) is an exciting mix of games, food and fun for the whole family. All the latest games and high tech simulator rides, virtual reality, mini-bowling and great prizes for everyone. IN THE GAME is the perfect birthday party location in South Florida and Broward County. For parties large or small, we have the package to suit your needs and budget! Our Party Specialist will guarantee that every aspect of your party is stress-free and packed with fun! Call today for information and to book the best birthday party ever! Stop by to see all of the exciting new changes! 2608 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise 33323, (954) 845-8740, www.gameroomsawgrass.com.

LINGUA RANCH PARTY AND EVENT RENTAL

Lingua Ranch is the most unique and versatile venue in South Florida. This beautiful, natural setting is 6 acres and conveniently located in the heart of Broward County, along Griffin Road and i75. It boasts picturesque views in a tranquil environment. Our beautiful facility hosts Family and Corporate Gatherings, Birthday Parties and Weddings; inspiring the event of your dreams. Our property is a blend of rustic and modern, kid and adult friendly environment. It is also a year-round aftercare, camp and riding school. Whether you’re looking to do it yourself or sit back and let your event be planned, decorated and executed by our creative team, you’ll surely impress all of your guests. BOOK NOW! Visit our website for more information! CALL: (954) 642-2267. Visit: LinguaRanch.com. Contact: info@linguaranch.com.

CYC-OLOGY TIME

Make it an event to remember! We customize each and every event unique to you or your organization. You can create it yourself or leave the work up to us. We allow outside food and beverages if you choose to provide it yourself, or we can provide services such as DJ’s, catering companies, pastry chefs, and event planning specialists. You can have an indoor cycling class along with the instructor of your choice, or you can simply use the facility without the bikes. The event room is lit with backlights and a 105” HD projector screen. All ages welcome (height restrictions). We set up, clean up, and cater to all so you can enjoy your guests. Come in and let’s make your vision for your party/event a reality! 9112 W State Road 84, Davie. www.cycologytime.com. (954) 252-9152.

TASTEFUL THOUGHTS

Chocolate, did someone say Chocolate? Tantalize your taste buds and host your next party at Tasteful Thoughts, where your guests will learn the art of making handmade chocolates. From the mixing, decorating and perhaps a little sampling to the finishing touches of wrapping and taking home your own handmade goody bag, what more Tasteful way could there be to celebrate an occasion? We are Kosher Certified and have Dairy and Parve Chocolate. Tasteful Thoughts will also put together party favors for your Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Weddings, Corporate Events and more! Come visit our Chocolate Emporium at 8692 Griffin Road, Cooper City, in the Timberlake Plaza or call (954) 947-2127 for more information. www.tastefulthoughts.com.

BAR MITZVAH AND BAT MITZVAH BY RABBI MARC LABOWITZ

Small groups of children gather around the table with Rabbi Marc Labowitz, where they enjoy learning together. Rabbi Labowitz is the spiritual leader of Temple Adath Or and with his wisdom and sense of humor, will make Judaism relatable to your child. A loving parent to his own young children, he is an encouraging and patient teacher, and a gifted speaker who will imbue your b’nai mitzvah ceremony with meaning and spirituality. Private lessons also available. Call (954) 822-8430.


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GECKO TRAMPOLINE PARX

Give your child an unforgettable birthday in the only indoor park in Weston!! Gecko has the largest party venue in the region with 40,000 sf of amazing attraction including a massive trampoline court, a vast selection of art arcade games, two basketball courts, two dodgeball courts, a multi-attraction pit, a slackline, a challenging Ninja course, a parkour course a sky high ropes course, a timed rock wall and a custom soft play playground for young guests. We have our own in-house Ninja Julio Santiago who is featured on the TV show American Ninja Warrior. Our oversized party rooms with 180 degree water view can host parties up to 200 people and our café offers variety of food and beverages. You also will get your own dedicated host(s). On selected days we even have a DJ!! visit our website @ geckoparx.com or come in for a peek 3305 Corporate Ave., Weston FL 33331. Call (954) 526 -8180 for more information or to book a party.

DAVIE POOL PARTY RENTALS

Book your next birthday party or special event at the pool. Please call the Pine Island Pool at (954) 327-3927 for more information.

4KIDSINNEED.ORG “BE A HERO & HIRE A HERO”

Movie grade costume characters come to life! Available for your next birthday party, Sweet Sixteen, Quince, Corporate event etc. We offer characters such as Batman, Batgirl, Darth Vader, Obi wan, and even a life size remote control R2D2 robot with lights & sounds. Kids both big and small love R2. We offer more than an appearance, we offer a hero training with a message along with an autograph session with your hero. We work to help “Change the world one child at a time!” Contact us: 4KidsInNeed.Org, (954) 439-1878. Heroes with a mission.

HUMANE SOCIETY OF BROWARD COUNTY

Party like an Animal and have your next birthday party at the Humane Society of Broward County. What better way to celebrate your child’s birthday?! Not only will your child have fun, but they will also learn about how they can help the homeless animals. Plus, your birthday fee will go directly to the Humane Society of Broward County to help care for the thousands of homeless animals received each year. (954) 266-6848 or www.humanebroward.com.

CUSTOM RHINESTONE DESIGNS

Designed by Michael. Let your next special event shine with customized apparel. Perfect for Birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Bridal Showers, Weddings, Cheer/Dance Groups, Gymnastic Teams, Schools, Sports Teams and even Business Logos. This unique way to express yourself is elegant and affordable. Want to create your own design or need a little help? Michael offers FREE artwork and a FREE sample. We also carry a full line of tops and bottoms ready to embellish with your unique design. If Bling is your Thing, contact Michael at (954) 270-7474, www.DesignedbyMichael.com.

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OUR POOLS ARE HEATED! We specialize in “Splashtacular” birthday parties & events. Everyone is cool, active and entertained! Our certified Lifeguards & Aqua Coordinators are available to organize, supervise & facilitate any waterfront activities you might be planning. Our “Splish Splash” events are uniquely designed and can be hosted at your pool or ours (heated!) For more details on our Wet-N-Wild events, call (954) 384-4500. Two locations with Heated Pools: Weston, 1570 Sagemont Way, Weston, FL 33326 and Pembroke Pines, 14900 NW 20th St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33028. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK @ www.Facebook.com/WestonSwimAcademy or visit: www.TheSwimAcademy.com.

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WHAT’S NEW IN COOPER CITY? I

feel privileged and grateful for being able to start each new school year with the charged gusto of over twenty-three hundred teenagers. I revel in the excitement and energy that the students all project. Their enthusiasm is fueled by the hopeful anticipation of what lies ahead. New and familiar faces await us as soon as the first bell rings to start the year. This year, at our Cooper City schools, some of our favorite teachers and school staff—whom we hold dear to our hearts—¬have retired and will be enjoying their newly gained free time traveling to parts unknown and taking on new and exciting ventures. Best of luck to Cheryl Mutnick, Jocelyn Wills, Willie Mae Cain, Sherry Shomers, Jane Abramczyk, Therese Sullivan, Clara Neeck, Donna Pressley and Susan Gentile. We wish them all the best in retirement and on their journeys. We look forward to getting to know our new teachers and school staff with eagerness and excitement. A fresh start will be made in the “city” as well, with the addition of two new dog parks. One park is located at Christie Schafale Park and the other is at Forest Lake Park. Ribbon-cuttings for both new parks took place on July 17, followed by the Furry Friends Meet and Greet at Forest Lake Park, on August 25. The Community Center has been renovated as well. Our Public Works/Park Maintenance team is always working to keep your recreational areas and playground equipment safe and upgraded. So, come out and enjoy the remodeled, upgraded space where families can participate in many of our programs and activities—like our Grandparents Day

Celebration on September 9, Mom & Son Night of Fun on September 21 and our Community Book Swap on October 12. Take the opportunity to make the most of the facilities that are available to you. As traffic gets heavier, it signals us to be even more observant of our sidewalks and streets. Stay alert by not sending or reading text messages while driving. Safe driving helps protect the kids and families who are walking, riding bikes, driving in cars and playing in their yards. Please obey speed limits, drop-off and pick-up routes and school zone signs. These traffic laws were established to make everything run more smoothly, safely and easier for everyone. Slowing down will not prohibit you from getting to your destination; however, speeding or violating another traffic regulation just might. Safety is a priority in Cooper City. We remain ranked in the top 10 of the 100 safest cities in Florida, by the National Council for home safety and security. Aside from a stellar public safety force, one good reason for our great safety rating is that we watch out for one another. Continue to be alert, aware and conscious of your surroundings at all times. The easiest way to protect yourself is to stay out of harm’s way. If you see any unusual activity in your neighborhood, at your school or anywhere you are, report it! Your instincts are extremely important and valuable. Help is just one quick phone call away. Remember: If you see something, say something. Stay safe, Cooper City! I am Jamie Curran, your commissioner from district 4, and for the entire city at large. We’re in this together, Cooper City. Call me any time, at (954) 434-4300 #260 or email me at Commissioner_Curran@cooperctyfl.org


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SPORTS AWARDS & TROPHIES AMPROS TROPHIES & AWARDS

Ampros offers a wide selection of Crystal, Glass or Acrylic Awards, Trophies, Plaques, Medals, Name Badges, Door Signs, Ribbons and Certificates, Personalized gifts and many other awards for practically any occasion. Since 1977, Ampros has earned an excellent reputation in the area of satisfying the needs of leagues, schools, clubs and other business organizations, as well as individuals, looking to provide trophies or recognition awards. Enjoy our friendly customer service, quality workmanship, customized products and very competitive pricing. Let us quote your next order, you will not be disappointed! View a sample selection of products on www.ampros.com or visit us for a full selection at 3005 W. Broward Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. (954) 791-4020. Ask for special Sports & Activities Directory pricing!

BASEBALL BROWARD BASEBALL ACADEMY (BBA)/HAL’S POWER ALLEY

BBA, a year-round baseball training facility, specializes in private instruction, small group lessons and team sessions for hitting, fielding & pitching. BBA also runs a winter and spring break camp as well as camp days when schools are closed. We offer facility rentals including two lighted fields and brand new COVERED BATTING CAGES with pitching machines. Come hit in our state of the art covered batting cages! Located on the David Posnack JCC Campus, 5850 S. Pine Island Rd. Davie. Director – Wayne Stofsky, Wayne@BrowardBaseballAcademy.com. (954) 683-7747.

COOPER CITY OPTIMIST BASEBALL

For more than 30 years, the Optimist Club of Cooper City has been a “Friend of Youth.” The Optimist Club of Cooper City promotes good sportsmanship and healthy competition. Parents are encouraged to

become involved with the various programs to help ensure its continued success and maintain its family environment. For more information, please contact Cooper City Optimist at (954) 434-2541 or visit www.coopercityoptimist.com

LIL SLUGGERS

Classes are professionally designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, and create self-confidence in children 18 months and up. This non-competitive environment promotes fun and enjoyment. Parent participation required. Classes offered at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For class dates, locations, details, and registration info, call Coach Dan at (954) 680-6861 or visit or www.lilsluggersbroward.com.

DAVIE OPEN PLAY INDOOR BASKETBALL

The Town of Davie offers air conditioned indoor basketball for adults at various time through-out the week. Daily rates apply. We also have six and twelve month memberships available. Full court and half court games located at 3801 S. Pine Island Road. For days and times, please call (954) 327-3941.

BASKETBALL COOPER CITY OPTIMIST CLUB BASKETBALL

Held at Cooper City High School. Registration dates: April & May. Season Dates: May – July. Boys and Girls ages 4–18. Fees include: Uniform, Individual and Team Photo, Trophy, End of Year Picnic. Call (954) 434-2541 or visit www.CooperCityOptimist.com for more information and to register online.

SHOOTING STARS TODDLER BASKETBALL PROGRAM

Classes are professionally designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, and create self-confidence in children 18 months and up. This non-competitive environment promotes fun and enjoyment. Parent participation required. Classes offered at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For class dates, locations, details, and registration info, call Coach Dan at (954) 680-6861 or visit www.soccertotsbroward.com or www.lilsluggersbroward.com.

DAVIE CBBA BASKETBALL ACADEMY

We are a “Fundamentals” based program, meaning the athletes train on every fundamental skill & aspect of basketball. Sessions consist of highly intensive fundamental stations, small group games, speed, agility and conditioning. Sessions held at Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays. For more information and to register, please call (954) 980-9270.

BOXING DAVIE POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL)

Want to learn how to Box? Do you want to get in shape? Or do you want to become part of our Boxing Team? Then come join Davie PAL Boxing and learn self-defense, discipline and teamwork while getting in shape. Davie PAL Boxing is for youth between the ages from 7 years old to 20 years old. $20 per month, Fees include hand wraps. Register today and become part of a winning team. For more information call (954) 321-2561 or visit www.daviepal.org.

PAL BEGINNER BOXING PROGRAM

The Beginner Boxing Program is designed for your child to have more specialized training in the sport of boxing. The coaches will be able to gage their skills and commitment to the sport, all while they learn the history, safety and dedication needed to succeed within the sport. The Program runs all year, Monday through Friday. www.daviepal.org

CHEERLEADING & BATON FLORIDA TRIPLE THREAT ALL-STARS

Come be a part of our 2018 UCA National & D2 Summit Champions All Star Competitive Cheer program! THE POWER OF PURPLE! All Star Cheer tryouts for 2019 SEASON forming now, call today! All ages and all level teams available - Everyone makes a team! All coaches USASF certified. Fully air conditioned building featuring two spring floors, tumble trak, rod floor and trampoline. $50.00 registration fee. Call NOW for more information. Located at 2290 SW 71st Terrace, Davie 33317. (954) 514-7250. www.Fla3threat.com.


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TAG USA GYMNASTICS & TRAMPOLINE Now offering Classes. Girls and Boys - Beginner to Advanced + All Levels. Your child can work on Cheer & Performance. Cheerleading practice includes: Flying & Stunting, Stretch, Technique, and Tumbling. Now on Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Schedule a Trial & Enjoy our stress free, fun-filled environment! www.TagGymnastics.com. 1951 N. Commerce Parkway, Weston. Call (954) 384-9191.

FLORIDA SUPER STARS CHEER & DANCE PROGRAM Florida SuperStars offer a high-energy combination class with instruction in dance, cheerleading & baton twirling. Over 10 locations. $60 per month for unlimited classes. Feature performances include: Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins & Universal Studios. (954) 438-2075 or www.floridasuperstars.com.

Come Join the best in Broward County! Summit 2018 Winners, Paid World’s Bid Winners, and Hundreds of National Titles. All of our Coaches are USASF Certified and Background Checked to ensure your child’s safety! We have a fully air conditioned facility with 3 spring floors, rod floor, tumble track and air track for the most comprehensive training. We offer cheer classes, cheer teams, and tumbling classes for all ages! Learn about our all new FUNdamentals Cheer program in a fun, non-competitive format, 10 week sessions. Call NOW for more information (954) 577-3332 or visit BrowardEliteAllStars.com. Located at 6800 SW 21st Court, Davie 33317.

COOPER CITY OPTIMIST CHEERLEADING Age Groups: 4–15, girls. Fees include: Uniforms, individual and team photo, coaching, trophy and competition entry. For more information and to register online, visit www.CooperCityOptimist.com and click on Cheerleading or call (954) 434-2541

GOLF POWER SPORTS ACADEMY

We are a Titleist Performance Institute certified gym. Let us help you take your game to the next level. We will put you through the TPI Screen and design a professional golf fitness program specific to your needs. Visit our website at www.powersports-academy.com or contact us at psacademy@bellsouth.net. (954) 829-4144.

DAVIE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

CYCLING & BIKING TEAM MEMORIAL Team Memorial is a bicycle club founded by Memorial Healthcare System, a non-profit healthcare organization based in Hollywood, Florida, and created to serve the community by promoting the many healthy benefits of bicycling. Team Memorial’s mission is to encourage everyone to participate in bicycling – whether for recreation, transportation, fitness or competition. Team Memorial hosts rides regularly throughout the South Florida area for participants of intermediate and advanced levels. Ride listings can be viewed on our ride schedule. www.teammemorial.com.

CYC-OLOGY TIME Cyc-Ology Time is an indoor cycling boutique and health studio creatively designed to take your mind, body, and soul to a whole new level of positive energy and physical strength. We encourage you to step inside our unique cycling room filled with black lights, pumping music, projected videos, and high-end bikes. We will inspire to take your body to new physical extremes while freeing your mind and stress levels. Designed for all ages, genders and fitness backgrounds. Stop by to check out our sanctuary and try a FREE class. Open 7 days a week. Now offering new lunch time and early evening classes! 9112 W State Road 84, Davie. Register online at www.cycologytime.com. (954) 252-9152.

FOOTBALL COOPER CITY OPTIMIST TACKLE FOOTBALL Our Club offers a fun, family environment and is dedicated to providing an atmosphere in which children can grow as athletes and individuals; learning the fundamentals of football and competitive cheerleading while promoting good sportsmanship and healthy competition. Age Groups: 5–13, Fees include: Uniforms, individual and team photo and trophy. For more information and to register online, visit www.coopercityoptimist.com and click on Tackle Football. (954) 434-2541.

18-hole public golf course and practice range owned by the Town of Davie. The most Fun greens in South Florida! Special low rates for Davie residents and South Florida residents. Conveniently located near I-595. Complete info at www.daviegolf.net. Davie Golf and Country Club is located at 8201 Nova Drive, Davie 33324. For more information or Tee Time Reservations, please call (954) 797-4653.

GYMNASTICS TAG USA GYMNASTICS & TRAMPOLINE

Nationally known “progressive” gymnastics programs for boys and girls. TAG’s difference: Largest facility, most equipment, class lesson plans, class Managers, full cleaning staff, fingerprinted coaches and so much more. You gotta see it to believe it! Awarded Programs for: Lil Tumblers (age 6 weeks), Parent & Tot (12 mo+), Preschool (age 3+), Beginners (age 5+) to Advanced Classes and Competitive teams for Girls & Boys gymnastics, Coed Trampoline, and CHEER! TAG USA IS THE ONLY GYM with State, Regional, and 8 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Register for classes (starting at $175-member price for 10 classes); THE MOST POPULAR SPRING & SUMMER CAMPS (Members $210/week, Non members $225/week); Two-Hour BIRTHDAY PARTIES (For as low as $260/20 kids); Popular Saturday Night OPEN GYM ($21 from 7pm-10pm). Call & ask about new member, transfer, and other monthly discounts! Schedule a visit & compare prices at 1951 North Commerce Pkwy, Weston. (954) 384-9191. www.TagGymnastics.com.

TUMBLELAND GYMNASTICS

Classes include use of balance beam, vaulting, bars, and mini trampoline. Classes held Tuesdays at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Call for class times. On-going registration at class site with instructor. For registration and additional information, please call Tumbleland Gymnastics at (954) 963-5539.

LACROSSE GIRLS STORM LACROSSE

LEARN FOR FREE! Ages 7 to 17. Fastest growing sport in USA, noncontact and super fun!! Get your kids outside and increase their fitness doing a sport they will LOVE!! STORM Lacrosse is entering our 8th year. We have FREE clinics to try Lacrosse. Our staff consists of experienced high school US Lacrosse certified coaches. CALL (954) 625-0120 or visit www.storm.lacrossenite.com.

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High quality lacrosse instruction and training for ages 5–18 years. TYKES (Boys and Girls) 5–7 years old. LEVEL 1 NEW PLAYERS (Boys and Girls). LEVEL 2 Experienced players (Boys Only). Clinic dates run Mondays through Thursdays, 6pm – 8pm (to 7pm for Tykes). L1/L2 $195, Tykes $95 (includes all 8 sessions). Location: Plantation Pop Travers Park. Stick only required for Level 1. Visit www.FastStartlLacrosse.com for more information and to register.

MARTIAL ARTS AMERICAN TKA

American TKA offers classes for the entire family ages 3 and up! Learn Discipline, Integrity, Respect, Humility & Honor in programs such as Tae Kwon Do, MMA, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Parkour Martial Arts Acrobatics and more. Our new 10,000 sq. ft. facility boasts a new MMA center, Adult Fitness Center, Ninja Course and much more. We host Camps with amazing field trips and have an A+ Afterschool program. 10376 W State Road 84, suite 1, Davie. (954) 472-2554. www.AmericanTKA.com

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Classes held Mondays and Wednesdays year-round at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy) Class times: 6:10-7:00 p.m. (youth 8 yrs & under) / 7:00-8:00 p.m. (youth 8-12 yrs old) / 8:00 p.m. (teens/adults 13 yrs & up). Register onsite with class instructors 5 minutes prior to class time. For info, call Instructor Sensei Rich at (954) 261-5289.

DAVIE USA GOJU KARATE

The benefits are endless: self-confidence, physical fitness, discipline, courtesy, respect for others, and self-control. Classes are held at Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road and Ivanhoe Community Center, 6101 S.W. 148th Avenue. Classes are offered on a continuous basis. To register, come in 5 minutes before any class begins. For more information, please call Greg Kelljchian at (954) 673-3455.

DAVIE ATEMI-RYU JU-JITSU

Classes are held on Monday and Thursday from 6:00pm-7:00pm and Saturdays from 12:00pm-3:00pm. Instructors teach effective self-defense for children and adults, men and women. Everyone can do it! All ages welcome at the Shenandoah Community Center, 14452 Shenandoah Parkway. For more information, call Dr. Chenique at (954) 967-8272.

PARKOUR FLORIDA TRIPLE THREAT PARKOUR First to offer Parkour in Broward County! Beginner to advanced Parkour, Free Running. Ages 8 and up. Join us Friday nights 7:00pm – 9:00pm for a structured class teaching the skills and the art of Parkour. Experienced Instructors. 2290 SW 71st Terrace, Davie 33317. (954) 514-7250. www.fla3threat.com.

TAG USA GYMNASTICS & TRAMPOLINE

Parkour includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, quadru-pedal movement, and other movements as deemed most suitable for the situation. Parkour’s development from military training offers each athlete a great new discipline. We aim for our athletes is to gain confidence and exercise. Athletes learn to get from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment and in the fastest, most efficient way possible with our new parkour course! Register by phone, (954) 384-9191. 1951 North Commerce Parkway, Weston. www.TagGymnastics.com.

NINJA - PARKOUR & GLADIATOR CLASSES GECKO TRAMPOLINE PARX

Our in-house Ninja Warrior “Julio Santiago” who is featured on the TV show American Ninja Warrior teaches/oversees all classes. We have customized Ninja, Parkour and Gladiator Classes for all skill levels (ages 5 and up). Visit our website @ geckoparx.com or come in to meet Julio at 3305 Corporate Ave., Weston FL 33331. Call (954) 526-8180 for more information or to book a class.

PICKLEBALL DAVIE PICKLEBALL PickleBall is one of the fastest growing recreational sports in the country. PickleBall is a court game that is a mixture of tennis, badminton and Ping-Pong, participants can learn to play in minutes. Bamford Sports Complex at Pine Island Park has six permanent courts. • PICKLEBALL DROP-IN PLAY: Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:00pm to 8:30pm and Saturday morning 8:00am to 11:30am. Players place their paddles next to the court they wish to play on and will rotate into a game once the previous game has ended. For more information, please call (954) 327-3941.

RUGBY FORT LAUDERDALE RUGBY Fort Lauderdale Rugby welcomes all new players, whether you have never played, played a little in college, or are a veteran our pitch is always open. Bring cleats, mouth guard, water and an attitude to improve yourself and those around you. Come out to training on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45pm – 9:00pm at Sunset School, 3775 SW 16th St. Fort Lauderdale. Home games are played at Mills Pond, 2201 NW 9th Ave, Fort Lauderdale. www.ftlrugby.com, (954) 543-6287.

OKAPI WANDERERS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB Ages 6 to high school. We also have a Men division and Old Boys division. Season begins in October. Competitive Youth, Middle School and Junior Varsity and Varsity teams. No experience necessary. Tequesta Trace Park. For more information and for registration go to www.okapiwanderersrugby.com or email info@okapiwanderersrugby.com.

RUNNING, TRACK & FIELD POWER SPORTS ACADEMY

Power Sports Academy offers expert level strength/explosive power development programs for all event athletes. Don’t let your strength be your limiting factor on the track. We also provide event specific instruction for the throwing athlete (shot put, discus, hammer, and javelin). We have programs for the youth, middle, and high school athletes. Private lessons and weekly small group clinics. USATF Level 2 Certified Throws Coach 6 year College D1 Coach. Instagram@ powersportsacademy. 11870 State Road 84, C7, Davie, FL 33325. (954) 829-4144.


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SCUBA DIVING DAVIE SCUBA CLASSES CONDUCTED BY DIVERS COVE Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? Want to discover the joy of Scuba Diving? If you’re interested but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a Certification Course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. To take Discover Scuba Diving you must be at least 12 years old. Classes are FREE. Please call Divers Cove at (954) 473-1220 to register for the next upcoming class.

DAVIE OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE BY DIVERS COVE

SKATEBOARDING DAVIE SKATEBOARD LESSONS Want to learn how to skateboard, or learn new tricks and techniques? Join All Out Skate for group and private lessons at the Davie Skate Park located in Bamford Sports Complex. For more information visit www. alloutskate.com or call (954) 391-5234.

SOCCER FUTSOC Competitive and Elite developmental tournament soccer program. Participation in local, state and regional Premier and national Premier Elite tournaments. All level players accepted for progressive development program. Accepting players all year long. Season runs from September to June, each year. Go to futsoc.club/tryouts for details. Location: Tequesta Trace Park, 600 Indian Trace, Weston 33326. (954) 812-7991. www.futsoc.club. • YOUTH ACADEMY AND AMATEUR ACADEMY: Competitive and Elite Developmental Soccer Club: U11–U23 Boys. Contact: Jose Tamayo – Executive Director / Director of Coaching. Email: director@futsoc.club. • BAMBINOS ACADEMY: U7–U10 Boys & Girls. Contact: Francisco Tamayo – Bambinos Academy Director / Assistant Director of Coaching. Email: Bambinos@futsoc.club. • HIGH PERFORMANCE SOCCER TRAINING ACADEMY & CAMPS: Contact: f.tamayo@futsoc.club.

COOPER CITY OPTIMIST SOCCER 10500 Stirling Road, Cooper City 33026. Phone: (954) 434-2541. All season and registration information is online at www. CooperCityOptimist.com. • RECREATIONAL SOCCER: Season runs from November to February. Players are from under 5 thru high school age. • 5 V 5 SOCCER: Season runs from March to May. Players are from under 6 to high school age. • TRAVEL SOCCER: Travel soccer teams play in area leagues. Ages start at 7 years (U9) to 18 years (U19) for boys and girls. Season runs from August to May. Tryouts held at the end of May. Home game location: Cooper City Sports Complex. You can find more information online at cobrasoccer.com.

SOCCER TOTS Classes are professionally designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, and create self-confidence in children 18 months and up. This non-competitive environment promotes fun and enjoyment. Parent participation required. Classes offered at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For class dates, locations, details, and registration info, call Coach Dan at (954) 680-6861 or visit www.soccertotsbroward.com or www.lilsluggersbroward.com.

DAVIE WINTER SOCCER The road to the World Cup starts here! Registration begins August 13 and runs through October 7. Registration taken between August 13 - 19 will save $10.00. Cost for ages 5 - 9 is $105.00, cost for ages 9 - 15 is $130.00 for residents. Non-resident rate is $155.00. Program begins October 14. At time of registration, parents must provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate and proof of Town of Davie residency. Registration is held at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801-A, S. Pine Island Road, Davie. For more information, please call (954) 327-3941.

DAVIE SMART START SOCCER

Smart Start Soccer is a great way to introduce your 3 and 4 year olds to sports. Registration begins August 13 and runs through October 7. Cost for residents is $75.00 and non-residents is $100.00. Registration taken between August 13 - 19th will save $10.00. At time of registration, parents must provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate and proof of Town of Davie residency. Registration is held at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801-A, S. Pine Island Road, Davie. For more information, please call (954) 327-3941.

WOMEN’S OVER 30 RECREATIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE

$150 Registration Fee for the entire year includes team shirt and socks. Sunday afternoon games. Seasons: September – December and January – May. Beginners are welcome, individuals only. For more information, call (954) 445-8367, send an email to browardrecsoccer@comcast.net or visit browardrecsoccer.com.

WOMEN’S OVER 40 RECREATIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE

Games are played on Friday evenings at 6:45pm and 8:00pm at Bamford Park, 3801 S. Pine Island Road in Davie. The level of play is recreational, and beginners are welcome. Games are played with FIFA rules minus the offsides rule. Individuals only; no team sign-ups. Cost is $70 per person. For further information, please call Patsy Gibbs at (954) 494-9633.

SOFTBALL BROWARD BASEBALL ACADEMY (BBA)

BBA, a year-round softball training facility, specializes in private instruction, small group lessons and team sessions for hitting, fielding & pitching. BBA also runs a winter and spring break camp as well as camp days when schools are closed. We offer facility rentals including two lighted fields and brand new COVERED BATTING CAGES with pitching machines. Come hit in our state of the art covered batting cages! Located on the David Posnack JCC Campus, 5850 S. Pine Island Rd. Davie. Director – Wayne Stofsky, Wayne@BrowardBaseballAcademy.com. (954) 683-7747.

COOPER CITY OPTIMIST GIRLS SOFTBALL

Our Cooper City Optimist Girls Softball program has two seasons per year. Our spring Season, which runs from February to May and our fall season, which runs from September to the end of October. Girls ages 4–14 with or without experience are all welcome. For registration and information, visit our website, www.CooperCityOptimist.com or call (954) 434-2541 and press the prompt for Softball.

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The Open Water Diver course consists of three main parts: Knowledge development to learn the basic principles of scuba diving through home study and classroom. Confined water dives or pool dives to learn basic scuba skills at Pine Island Pool. Open water dives to review your skills and explore the “world below.” (954) 473-1220.

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(SOFTBALL CONT.) LIL SLUGGERS Classes are professionally designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, and create self-confidence in children 18 months and up. This non-competitive environment promotes fun and enjoyment. Parent participation required. Classes offered at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For class dates, locations, details, and registration info, call Coach Dan at (954) 680-6861 or visit or www.lilsluggersbroward.com.

DAVIE ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE Registration begins February for Men’s and Co-ed Softball Leagues. League will play games on Tuesday nights at Bamford Sports Complex. A fee of $480 includes 12 games plus playoffs. For more information and registration dates, please call (954) 327-3929 or email Sam_Gulla@davie-fl.gov.

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Games are played on Sunday mornings at 9:00am and 10:15am at Bamford Park, 3801 S. Pine Island Road in Davie. The level of play is recreational, and beginners are welcome. Individuals only; no team sign-ups. Cost is $70 per person. For further information, please call Patsy Gibbs at (954) 494-9633.

SWIMMING THE SWIM ACADEMY – AQUATIC CENTERS LARGE HEATED POOLS! Providing Learn to Swim programs year round, including FREE 3–6 month BABY CLASSES!* We specialize in Private, Semi-private, Small Group and Parent & Me lessons. We offer Birthday Splash Parties, Safety Presentations and Water Safety education. We teach techniques that will help swimmers of all ages in safe, fun and educational environments. Our goal is to instill a lifelong love and respect of the water, “One Splash at a Time.” Starting from babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to school age students, we focus on a family’s individual needs while educating parents. Free Swim Evaluations available for qualified programs. To enroll, call us today at

(954) 384-4500 or visit us at: www.TheSwimAcademy.com and for aquatic news & promotions, join us at facebook.com/westonswimacademy. Two locations: Weston, 1570 Sagemont Way, Weston 33326 and Pembroke Pines, 14900 NW 20th St., Pembroke Pines 33028. *3–6 month Baby Classes are free Parent & Me with paid registration fee.

COOPER CITY SPRING SWIMMING LESSONS Offered at Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy) for swimmers of all abilities and all ages: Cooper City Residents $45$55 per session, Non-Residents. $55-$60 per session. For additional information and dates/times, call the Cooper City Pool and Tennis Center at (954) 436-7300.

COOPER CITY CYCLONES SWIM TEAM Offered at Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). The Cooper City Cyclones Swim Team is a competitive swim team for Cooper City youth elementary through high school ages. The goal of the team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability from novice to international competitor. For additional information call Coach Jill at the Cooper City Pool and Tennis Center at (954) 436-7300 or visit www.CyclonesSwimming.com.

AMERICAN RED CROSS - LIFEGUARD CLASS Be a future lifeguard! Classes offered Saturdays and Sundays at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Participants must be 15 years or older. Call Instructor for upcoming dates at (954) 483-3253 or visit www.mdmaquatics-safety.com.

AMERICAN RED CROSS - WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE Be a WSI Instructor. Classes offered Saturdays and Sundays at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Participants must be 16 years or older. Call Instructor for upcoming dates at (954) 483-3253 or visit www.mdmaquatics-safety.com.

DAVIE SWIMFAST SWIM TEAM

SWIMFAST is a full service swim team serving young swimmers ages 6 and up. Swimmers are broken into three groups: 1) Stroke School (for new swimmers of all ages); 2) Age Group; 3) Senior Swimmers. The SWIMFAST program can fulfill your swimming needs whether you are a new swimmer, or an elite swimmer aspiring to high levels of success. The Coaching Staff, headed by John Leonard, one of the best-known names in the world of swimming, includes three ASCA Level 5 (highest level) coaches, two Level 4 Coaches and one Level 3 Coach. To join, contact the coaches in person at the pool, (on deck 4pm – 7pm daily Monday through Friday) or contact Coach John Leonard (954) 684-3024 or by email at: JLeonard@swimmingcoach.org.

DAVIE AZURA SWIM TEAM Azura Florida Aquatics is a swim program, formed by dedicated professionals in the field of swimming, who create and develop aquatic programs within our community. Azura Florida Aquatics swim programs teach and train swim athletes of all ages from novice to world class swimmers. Our coaching style instills confidence and a positive attitude in all of our swimmers providing them a positive experience that will help them to meet their life goals and future endeavors. For more information, please call (954) 296-1434.

DAVIE SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING TEAM This year round competitive synchronized swim team is conducted by All Stars Synchro. Programs are offered from beginner to the National level. For more information, call Yamilet at (305) 305-5364.

DAVIE EARLY MORNING LAP SWIM Lap swim is available at the Davie Pine Island Park Pool. Come swim with us and get a great workout! We offer early morning swimming Monday - Friday from 5:00am – 10:00am. We have dedicated lanes available during normal hours of operation. When necessary, lap lanes must be shared. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call (954) 327-3927.

DAVIE SWIM LESSONS The Town of Davie Aquatics Division offers year round Swimming Lessons internally, conducted by Town certified staff. Offering Mommy and Me classes, Preschools Swim lessons and Learn to swim levels, our swim lessons are geared to help swimmers of all ages and abilities develop their swimming and water safety skills. Located at 3800 SW 92 Avenue. For more information, call (954) 327-3927.


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DAVIE STROKE DOCTOR Stroke Doctor Swimming provides the best in personalized, hands-on swimming instruction. Our lessons will give you the skills to swim with confidence and speed in any body of water. From anxious beginners to elite athletes, our patient, knowledgeable approach produces the best results. For more information, call Gary “The Stroke Doctor” at (954) 629-7724.

TENNIS BILL CLARK TENNIS ACADEMY Tennis pros offer group and individual lessons for beginners and intermediate players. Youth tennis camps offered during breaks from school. Private and semi-private lessons available. Located at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For info, call (954) 433-8673 or e-mail BillClarkTennis@gmail.com or visit www.BillClarkTennis.com

DAVIE FIT TENNIS ACADEMY

BUDDY WALKER ACADEMY Lessons are held at Pine Island Park, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, for ages 5 and up. Cost is $10 per one-hour class. Classes run continuously throughout the year. For more information call Buddy Walker at (954) 562-5458.

VOLLEYBALL SOFLO VOLLEYBALL We are AAU National Champions, Gold Medal Squared Certified with USAV Safe Sport Certified Coaches. Elite level experienced coaching from Professional players, Collegiate Division I, II & III players and High School Varsity coaches. Volleyball Camps, Small Group Clinics, Youth Development, Sand/Beach Training and Regional & Travel Club Teams. SoFLO Volleyball hosts AAU Regional tournaments and participates in USAV & AAU National tournaments. Become a National Champion by learning more at SoFLOVolleyball.org or call (954) 600-9810. • CLUB TEAMS: Registration is NOW with Evaluations August through October. Regional and Travel teams. Fall Season runs August – October. Club Season is August – April. National Season runs May thru June. • DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: Ages 5–15. Beginners come learn the fundamental skills and get technical training in small group setting. Each session focuses on and builds upon specific skills: passing, serving, ball control, spiking, and court positions. This is where our National Champions were born. Call (954) 600-9810 for program times. • BEACH SAND VOLLEYBALL: Training in sand for beginning to advanced level players. Practice drilling, movement, team strategy and competing with the professionals!

FLORIDA SUNS VOLLEYBALL CLUB FSVBC is a youth volleyball organization that has been serving the Broward County area for over 15 years. We offer year-round programs for both boys and girls ages 5-18. There is a program designed to fit every skill level, whether you are new to volleyball or on your way to a collegiate team. The FSVBC coaching staff are all USAV Safe Sport Certified and include former professional players, Division I and NAIA collegiate coaches. Learn more at www.fsvbc.org; email us at admin@fsvbc.org; or call us at (954) 989-3684. • RISING SUNS ACADEMY: Ages 5-15 – Our Academy is a yearround program with a fun learning environment for the younger or more inexperienced players. This program will provide players will a solid foundation for developing his/her technical skills. First class is FREE. • CLUB TEAMS: Ages 8-18 – FSVBC has competitive club teams at the Local, State and National levels. • SAND VOLLEYBALL: Ages 5-18 – The FSVBC Sand Program runs May – August. The Suns Sand Program is for all levels of players, from aspiring beach players to more experienced sand or indoor athletes that want to raise their beach skill level or enhance their indoor abilities. Indoor or sand, if you want to improve your ball control, jump higher, get quicker and/or learn the intricate details of the sand game, our Suns Sand Program is perfect for you. • CAMPS/CLINICS: Ages 5-15 – FSVBC offers camps and clinics for boys and girls of all levels of play. All camps/clinics will take place in our Davie practice facility from June – August.

COOPER CITY OPTIMIST VOLLEYBALL Cooper City Optimist now has Volleyball. Age divisions begin from 10 and under to adults and all are coed. Please check our website for more information: volleyball.coopercityoptimist.com

USA VOLLEYBALL Fitness and fun for all levels. Beginner level classes are a great way to have fun, get fit and build confidence in a growing sport. Saturday 90 minute clinics include skills development and team play. Bring friends or come by yourself. For more intermediate and advanced players, come out and improve your skills with Coach Michael Hartmann. For more information, call (954) 632-1945.

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Using a cooperative coaching style, Felix Insaurralde loves teaching kids and adults the great game of tennis. Instructional programs for ages 4 and up are held at Waverly and Waterford Park. Lessons are available for adults and children, Monday – Saturday. All instructors are USPTA Certified Tennis Instructors. For more information, please call (954) 732-0588.

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WATERSKIING, WAKEBOARDING & WAKE-SURF WATERSKIING & WAKEBOARDING LESSONS Waterski & Wakeboard lessons and now Surfing at CB Smith Park. Beautiful, private, fresh water lake, New Surf boat to make endless surfing possible. Slalom, Kneeboard, tube rides, birthday parties, camp field trips, surfing, etc. All equipment supplied. Open year round. Call Mike for appt. & information at (954) 292-3953, www.browardski.com.

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ACTING & DRAMA BROADWAY KIDS STUDIO – PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 9042 West State Road 84, Davie 33324 (Ridge Plaza behind The Round Up). Awarded as Best After School Program & Best Kids Theater Program, look no further than Broadway Kids Studio. BKS offers group classes and private lessons in Singing, Acting, Dancing, & Musical Instruments (Piano, Drums, & Guitar). For students interested in acting and drama, BKS has a wide range of classes for the beginner to the most experienced students in Musical Theater, Audition Preparation, Advanced Acting and more! Auditions are held throughout the year for our many productions of plays and musicals. Additionally, enrollment in our Summer Camp entitles everyone a part in the camp production. Contact us at (954) 693-7500 or www.BroadwayKidsStudio.com.

UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS UCPA has been voted “BEST PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES IN BROWARD COUNTY”. Come study acting and musical theater including stage, camera, scene study, voice and beyond! Receive top notch quality training from educators who have worked professionally in the field for thirty plus years! Many performance opportunities offered throughout the year! REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! Call today! (954) 475-3000 www.ucpafl.com.
2240 SW 70th Avenue, Suite A, Davie, Florida 33317.

COOPER CITY DRAMA & MUSICAL THEATRE Actors will be introduced to stage direction, terminology and drama games that will help with imagination, creativity, public speaking and performing. Scenes and musical numbers from popular children’s shows will be learned for performances with family and friends. Classes for children in grades K–5th held Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 6:15pm at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For registration and information, call Joy Deco at (954) 971-9917 or visit www.JoyDecoEnterprises.com.

DAVIE CHILDREN’S THEATER WORKSHOP Curtain Call Playhouse will be holding a Children’s Theater Workshop for children ages 6 - 14 at the Pine Island Multipurpose Center. There will be two 10 week sessions ending with a performance. Cost for the 10 week session is $150 and classes will be held on Thursdays, from 3:00pm-5:00pm. For more information visit www.curtaincallplayhouse. com or call (954) 801-4905.

ACTIVE ADULT & SENIOR ACTIVITIES SOFLO VOLLEYBALL Play coed indoor volleyball pick-up games with adult players of different ages and skill levels. Everybody plays. Wednesdays 8:00pm –10:30pm at David Posnack JCC, 5850 S. Pine Island Rd, Davie 33328. For more information on different locations call or text (954) 600-9810. JCC Members $5 / Community $7. Open to the public, men and women. Learn more at www.SoFLOVolleyball.org.

COOPER CITY ADULT LEISURE ACTIVITIES Classes and programs are offered at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Programs include Wii Gaming, ceramics, fitness classes, watercolor, bunco, pinochle, rummikub, mah-jongg, walking club, line dancing, movie matinee, salsa dancing, crochet, and more. The adult programs also include monthly luncheons, monthly safety programs and social trips to local area attractions. Stop by the Pool & Tennis Center each month to pick up an Adult Activity Calendar, which is a monthly reminder of current programs and special events. Times, costs, and locations vary with each activity. For info, please call (954) 434-4300 #255 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

COOPER CITY SWIM-4-FITNESS/MASTERS SWIM Adult swim program that gives swimmers of all abilities the opportunity to: improve their stroke technique and physical well-being; participate in a structured workout; and swim at their own speed. Pool-side coach available to assist. Pull buoys and kickboards available. Offered at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For current class days and fees call (954) 436-7300 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

SILVER SNEAKERS FITNESS CLASSES Have fun and move to the music with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, resistance balls, and a chair provided during each class. Challenge yourself to increase your range of movement and muscular strength. Classes held at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Class times: Mondays 12:00 p.m. / Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. / Fridays 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Cost per class: Complimentary for Silver Sneakers members; $2.00 (Resident adults 65 & over) / $3.00 (Resident adults under 65 yrs). For info, call (954) 436-7300 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.


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MAT PILATES Stretch and tone your body. Add Pilates to your workout and feel and see the difference! Offered at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Class times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 – 10:00 am / Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost per session (8 classes): $40 residents / $50 non-residents. Cost per class: $7 residents / $9 non-residents. For info, call (954) 436-7300 or visit us at www.CooperCityFL.org.

COOPER CITY STRONG BY ZUMBA Zumba classes are offers at the Pool and Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy) on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. Classes are $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents. For more information, please call (954) 434-4300 #233

The Ageless Grace Program: 21 simple tools for lifelong comfort and ease can be done by almost anyone of any age or ability. The movement sequences focus on the health and longevity of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. All the exercises are designed to be practiced in a chair. Classes are held at the Pine Island Multipurpose Center every Tuesday and Friday from 10:15am-11:15am. There is no cost for seniors and Silver Sneakers members. Call (954) 327-3941 for more information.

DAVIE MULTIPURPOSE CENTER – SENIOR AND ADULTS Come join us for Mahjong, Bingo, Bunco, Cards, Day Trips, monthly guest speakers and much more. Also participate in other recreational activities such as: beading, crocheting, quilting, painting and drawing, miniature crafting and more! Contact us at (954) 327-3941 for more information on all of the daily, weekly, and monthly programs we offer. The Multipurpose Center is located at 3801 South Pine Island Road in Davie.

DAVIE CHAIR YOGA Chair yoga will improve posture, deepen the breath, increase strength, flexibility, balance, relaxation and decrease stress. It is ideal for those who do not want to, or are unable to, get down to the floor on a traditional yoga mat. Using the chair for support, the postures will be presented in a slow, clear and manageable way in order for the student to comfortably and confidently connect with the mind and body. Suitable for all levels and abilities. Classes are held at the Pine Island Multipurpose Center on Wednesdays from 11:30am-12:30pm. Classes are $5 each if paid by the month or $8 when paid for individually. For more information, please call (954) 327-3941.

SENIOR TRANSPORTATION GEM HOME HEALTH, LLC GEM offers Home Health Care services that include personal transportation for seniors for trips to the doctors, pharmacy, activities, shopping, errands and more. We provide services to help keep you or your loved ones independent and safe. For more information on services provided by Gem Home Health visit www.GemHome Health.com or call (954) 785-8885.

COOPER CITY SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Cooper City offers a transportation program for senior residents for morning trips to the doctors, pharmacy, bank and afternoon trips to local shopping centers. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (954) 434-4300 #255.

AFTERSCHOOL & DAY OFF PROGRAMS

DAVIE ZUMBA

BROWARD BASEBALL ACADEMY (BBA)/HAL’S POWER ALLEY

Join the Party! A fun and effective total body workout for people of all ages and fitness levels. This class is full of healthy energy, fun music, dynamic dancing and ZUMBA! Classes are held at the Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Rd on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Zumba is free for Davie residents and $5.00 for non-residents. This class is provided by Baptist Health of South Florida, please call (786) 467-5680 or contact communityexercise@baptisthealth.net for more information.

BBA offers an after-school class on Tuesdays from 3:30pm – 4:30pm at its facility on the campus of the David Posnack JCC, located on the corner of Stirling and Pine Island Roads. This program is for beginners between the ages of 5 and 11 years old and will teach the fundamentals of hitting, fielding and throwing. BBA is a year-round baseball and softball training facility, with two lighted fields and Hal’s Power Alley, 3 covered batting cages with pitching machines. Please call (954) 683-7747 for more information and pricing or you can email Wayne@browardbaseballacademy.com. BBA is Located on the David Posnack JCC Campus, 5850 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie 33328. The Director is Wayne Stofsky.

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(AFTERSCHOOL & DAY OFF PROGRAMS CONT.) TAG USA GYMNASTICS & TRAMPOLINE

UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

1951 N. Commerce Parkway, Weston. Register by phone, (954) 384-9191. www.TagGymnastics.com. AFTERCARE SCHOOL PICK UP & PARENT DROP OFF: We Pick up from all Weston and Cooper City Public and Charter Schools, directly to our gym or parents can drop off. Starting at $245/month includes: 5 day pickup, two classes per day & snack. On site teacher for homework help. All drivers are Background checked, Licensed, & Certified.

Introducing the most exciting AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM in Davie, ARTS ALIVE at UCPA! Providing pickup from local schools or drop off options and featuring a full performing arts curriculum of acting, voice and dance! Multiple performance opportunities including musicals, dramas, voice and dance concerts and more! Extended pick up hours available. Supervised by experienced adults with a background in education! Registration open year round! CALL TODAY! (954) 475-3000 or visit us on the web at www.ucpafl.com. 2240 SW 70th Avenue, Suite A, Davie, Florida 33317.

BROADWAY KIDS STUDIO – PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

EXPLORATION AT PINE ISLAND MONTESSORI

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9042 West State Road 84, Davie 33324 (Ridge Plaza behind The Round Up). Awarded as Best After School Program & Best Kids Theater Program, look no further than Broadway Kids Studio. BKS offers group classes and private lessons in Singing, Acting, Dancing, & Musical Instruments (Piano, Drums, & Guitar). For students interested in acting and drama, BKS has a wide range of classes for the beginner to the most experienced students in Musical Theater, Audition Preparation, Advanced Acting and more! Auditions are held throughout the year for our many productions of plays and musicals. Additionally, enrollment in our Summer Camp entitles everyone a part in the camp production. Contact us at (954) 693-7500 or www.BroadwayKidsStudio.com.

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AFTER-SCHOOL ADVENTURE PROGRAM

The J’s award-winning afterschool adventure program, open to any kindergarten to 8th grade child, offers your child a variety of choices for creative, fun & stimulating activities. Your child will enjoy many activities, like a Wii/Xbox game room, supervised homework room, arts & crafts. In addition to all the activities, your child also has the opportunity to enroll in a variety of enrichment classes like cooking, robotics, swimming, dance, all on one campus. To enroll: www.dpjcc.org or (954) 434-0499, ext 202. David Posnack JCC, 5850 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328.

NOB HILL ACADEMY

Nob Hill Academy is a modern and bright state-of-the-art facility. We offer Developmental Programs, Free VPK, Afterschool Program (pick-up from area schools) and Summer & Winter camps available. Locations in Sunrise (2 locations), (954) 748-2489, Davie (954) 791-9270 and Pembroke Pines. (954) 437-3949.

Pine Island Montessori’s Afternoon Exploration offers pick up from surrounding schools, staff supervised homework, crafts, sports and outdoor nature activities for your child, all on our 5-acre campus. We also offer additional enrichment opportunities like karate, dance and swimming. For additional information and to enroll, please call (954) 434-6337 or come by 5499 SW 82nd Ave., Davie, FL 33328.

CHESS FOR KIDS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Chess classes improve your child’s academic performance, concentration, reasoning skills, logic and critical thinking. Small groups, after school classes Monday-Friday in Davie, Weston, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Doral, Boca Raton and Ft. Lauderdale & Coral Gables. Chess tournaments available once a month. www.chessforkids.us, info@chessartkids.com, (954) 650-2562.

CAMP LINGUA

A unique and FUN-tastic experience NOW available after school throughout the year! Campers get to practice and improve their SPANISH skills in a safe environment while having FUN! They get to experience nature, the outdoors and animals while you work. It’s the next best thing to being at home enjoying their backyard. They’ll get to work on their homework and studies from school while at camp so you can spend quality time at home. Sporty or artistic child? No problem, we’ve got you covered at camp with the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities. There’s something for every child at Camp Lingua! Club Camp Activities: Daily Spanish Class, Homework Help, Animal, Nature Interaction and Care, Sports, Arts and more. Enrichments: Tutoring, Languages, STEM, Horseback Riding, Music, Dance, Soccer Clinic, Martial Arts and Gymnastics available at an additional cost. Transportation included within nearby schools in Weston, Cooper City, West Davie and West Pines area. Additional fees may apply for schools outside these areas. (954) 642-CAMP (2267). info@camplingua.com. www.CampLingua.com.

BAR MITZVAH AND BAT MITZVAH PROGRAMS

Small groups of children gather around the table with Rabbi Marc Labowitz, where they enjoy learning together. Rabbi Labowitz is the spiritual leader of Temple Adath Or and with his wisdom and sense of humor, will make Judaism relatable to your child. A loving parent to his own young children, he is an encouraging and patient teacher, and a gifted speaker who will imbue your b’nai mitzvah ceremony with meaning and spirituality. Private lessons also available. Call (954) 822-8430.

BRIGHT & SMART – ROBOTICS, CODING, & ENGINEERING

Our STEM Engineering Program includes Hands-on Robot Assembly, Coding, 3D Printing and more! We offer various After-School Enrichment programs for all girls and boys, 7 to 14 years old. Children in all our programs are immersed in a unique, fun-filled experience that fosters teamwork, builds problem solving skills, and nurtures critical and creative thinking. Classes are held after school in 8-week sessions. Tuition includes 90 minutes per week of instruction, materials, and lab fees. Register for an Introductory Trial Class today! Get in contact: (954) 816-3346, Info@BrightAndSmart.com. Visit our website: www.BrightAndSmart.com. Stay connected: www.facebook.com/BrightAndSmart, www.twitter.com/Bright_n_Smart, www.instagram.com/brightandsmart.

AMERICAN TKA

American TKA After School Martial Arts Program provides quality care for children in a safe environment utilizing appropriate martial arts activities to meet individual needs. We build character through Martial Arts Training. Your child will get physical exercise, learn discipline, manners, and respect for teachers, parents and other students as well as themselves in a fun & rewarding environment. With FREE pick up from over 20 local schools, we teach and make your child a Champion in Life through Martial Arts. 10376 W State Road 84, suite 1, Davie. (954) 472-2554. www.AmericanTKA.com.


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CODE NINJAS Kids aged 7-14 learn to code while building games they love! Kids love technology, games, and having fun with friends. Parents want to give their kids the best and brightest future possible. Everyone wins at Code Ninjas. Our students progress through an engaging 9 belt game-based coding curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving. Kids gain vital STEM skills while having a blast. After school drop-ins, daytime Homeschool classes, Parents Night Out, Camps and Parties available! 5534 S. Flamingo Rd., Cooper City, FL. (954) 399-7000. Codeninjas.com.

GECKO TRAMPOLINE PARX After school pick up from selected schools or parental drop off. Supervised homework, Play and fun. Full access to trampoline court, dodgeball, basketball, Jousting, Slackline, Ninja and parkour courses. You can add classes or play arcade. Register by phone or in person for the 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR! Ages 6-16. Come in at 3305 Corporate Ave., Weston FL 33331 or call (954) 526- 8180 for more information or to register. No School Fun Camp is offered to Cooper City residents on teacher planning days, select no school days, and Spring Break from 8:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy) Campers participate in indoor and outdoor games, art, and more. Field trips and in-house specials are included in the cost. All campers must be pre-registered. Open to Cooper City residents in grades K-7th. Registration is on-going and must be done at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center. Proof of residency and child’s birth certificate and recent report card required to register. For additional info. including camp dates and fees, call (954) 434-4300 #272 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

DAVIE SUNSHINE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM Sunshine Afterschool Program is held at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Facility, located at 3801 S. Pine Island Road. Sunshine is a family operated not-for-profit child care provider that has been providing superior school-age child care programs in Broward County since 1192. All programs are licensed and insured, operate under the policies and directives of the Division of Children and Family Services and the Broward County School Board. For more information, please call (954) 236-8850.

ART YOUTH DRAWING AND PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS Everyone can learn to draw! Equip your young artist with the tools to help them succeed in their endeavors to explore their creativity. Classes held at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For current classes, registration fees, and class availability, e-mail instructor at kendrahensley@yahoo.com.

DAVIE COLOR ZONE PLASTER CRAFTS Classes meet Saturdays from 9:00am – 10:00am at the Multipurpose Center, 3801 South Pine Island Road, Davie, FL. $7.00 per student and a $10.00 non-resident one-time fee. Children & adults of all ages can enjoy this hands on creative fun! We have a wide selection of pieces to choose from (animals, hearts and flags), you name it! All activities are supervised with an instructor on hand. Take home your finished piece the same day. For more information or to register, call (954) 536-3737.

DAVIE DRAWING & ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES Learn to paint and draw like a professional. Each student will leave class with finished artwork. Supplies are not included. A supply list will be issued during registration. Classes are held at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Cost is $12.50 per class and a one-time $10 fee for non-residents. For more information or to register, please call (954) 353-6876.

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FAMILY CERAMICS

Learn to paint and draw like a professional. Classes are held each Friday from 6:30-8:30pm and each Saturday from 10:00 am-4:00pm at Davie Multipurpose Center. Ages 8 - 100. Cost $15.00 per class. 1 or 2 hour classes offered. A list of inexpensive supplies will be issued at the time of registration (supplies not included). For more information call Thad Pinder (954) 353-6876 or visit www.artthadpinderoriginals.com or google: artthadpinder for detailed class descriptions and times.

Enjoy making and taking home a ceramics project with your child. Offered monthly on a select Friday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Children 5 years and older. Cost: $10.00 per family plus material fee per child paid to the instructor at class time. For program dates and additional info, call (954) 434-4300 #233 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

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FAMILY PAINT NIGHTS Come as a family or drop off kids (children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult). Create a hand-painted gift for that special someone! Guided instruction to create your very own themed painting. Classes held at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For class dates, registration fees, and class availability, e-mail instructor at kendrahensley@yahoo.com.

ART WORKSHOPS- CHESSART Teaching students to express themselves through the arts. Our program offers unique art experiences that promote your child’s confidence and creativity. Drawing. Painting. Cartooning. Printmaking. Ceramics. Group and private workshops. After school programs. Portfolio development for students from 9th and 12th grade. www.chessartkids.com info@chessartkids.com (954) 534-3771 or (954) 650-2562 or (954) 416-4802.

IN THE GAME IN THE GAME (formerly GameRoom Sawgrass), is South Florida’s favorite place for great food and family fun! You’ll always find the biggest and best games and high tech simulator rides, virtual reality, mini-bowling and great prizes for everyone. Conveniently located in the Oasis at the Sawgrass Mills Mall. Stop by to see all of the exciting new changes! 2608 Sawgrass Mills Circle, Sunrise, FL 33323, (954) 845-8740, www.gameroomsawgrass.com.

ALTITUDE TRAMPOLINE PARK Altitude Trampoline Park in Ft. Lauderdale is NOW OPEN! Our park features high energy equipment such as trampolines, trapeze swing, stunt bag, and much more! We are the leader in entertainment for families, and groups of all sizes. With all these amenities, it’s no wonder this place is jumping! Visit us at www.AltitudeFtLauderdale.com. Altitude Fort Lauderdale is located at 1709 East Commercial Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334.

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(ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT CONT.) GECKO TRAMPOLINE PARX Our exciting activities allow the entire family to have fun together. The 40,000 square-foot family entertainment center includes a main trampoline court, a vast selection of state of the art arcade games, two basketball slam dunk courts, a custom soft play playground for young guests, two trampoline dodgeball courts, and a multi-attraction pit that features jousting and a slackline. The park also has a challenging Ninja course, a parkour course a sky high ropes course and a timed rock wall. We have our own in-house American Ninja Warrior trainer Julio Santiago who is featured on the TV show American Ninja Warrior. The facility also includes a café shop with a variety of food and beverage options, including beer and wine for adults, free Wi-Fi, and even a parent’s lounge with seating areas and a panoramic view of the venue. visit our website @ geckoparx.com or come in 3305 Corporate Ave., Weston FL 33331. Call (954) 526-8180 for more information or to book.

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Learning to think outside the box. Chess is a useful educational tool that improves your child’s confidence, imagination, concentration and intuition. It also develops critical and logical thinking and also improves schoolwork and grades. Ages 4 to 12 and teenagers. Chess is fun! After School Programs: Montessori Schools, Imagine Charter. Group Lessons: Weston Community Center, Sunset Lakes Miramar Community Center, Davie Pine Island Park Multipurpose Center, Pembroke Isles, Doral Legacy Park, The Ridges, Boca Raton Community Center, Westlake Preparatory in Cooper City Private lessons, tournaments. www.chessartkids.com, info@chessartkids.com. (954) 650-2562 or (954) 534-3771 or (954) 416-4802.

COOPER CITY MONTHLY CHESS CHALLENGE

Chess players of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in free, open-play chess games as well as learn to play and/or improve your current skills. Offered third Saturday per month from 9:00 am to11:00 a.m. at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center 11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For more information including upcoming dates, call (954) 436-7300 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

DAVIE CHESS CLASSES

Improve your child’s self-confidence, imagination, concentration and intuition. We provide professional instruction during classes at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, on Fridays from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Materials and book are included in the cost. Classes are $75 per session. Each session is four classes. For more information, call (954) 650-2562.

CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT BABY & ME CLASSES AT TEMPLE DOR DORIM Temple Dor Dorim’s Early Childhood Center offers baby & me classes for ages 3 months - 3 years. Complimentary 8 weeks of classes for your new arrival! Open to the community. 2360 Glades Circle, Weston 33327. (954) 389-1232, www.dordorim.org or find us on Facebook @ Temple Dor Dorim • EYES WIDE OPEN (3 - 9 MONTHS): Tuesdays 10:30am – 11:30am. Give your child the experiences that are necessary for development during those early years of life through touching, feeling, smelling and tasting. Our Baby & Me teacher will provide these opportunities through circle time fun, finger plays, sensory experiences, and motor development activities. (One 8 week session is complimentary to newcomers) • DISCOVER MY WORLD (10 - 26 MONTHS): Tuesdays, 9:00am10:00am. Through touching, tasting, seeing and hearing, explore different sensory experiences with your child. We will be cooking, making playdough, finger painting, playing instruments, and making “Ooey Gooey” creations. Time to get messy! • ZUMBINI (3 MONTHS - 4 YEARS ): Thursday 9:00AM-9:45AM. Zumbini is an early childhood program for ages 3 months to 4 years and their caregivers. This program was created by Zumba and BabyFirst. Zumbini uses music, movement, and educational tools to promote cognitive, social, emotional, and motor skills development for the children in class, all while creating the ultimate bonding experience for them and their caregivers.

SWIMMING & WATER SAFETY: THE SWIM ACADEMY – AQUATIC CENTERS

Children who learn to swim at a young age are reaching developmental milestones earlier than the norm. Research from the Griffith Institute not only shows that taking swimming lessons can make a difference in saving young children’s lives, but the benefits are measurable. Children who start swimming lessons early become smarter and build their social, emotional, and physical components. The Swim Academy specializes in infant, baby, toddler and elementary age swim lessons. Introductory programs such as our Free Baby “Splish-Splash” classes for parents/ caregivers, Private lessons, Baby & Me and Parent & Me Group classes are a few specialty programs offered. Two locations with Heated Pools: Weston, 1570 Sagemont Way, Weston 33326 and Pembroke Pines, 14900 NW 20th St., Pembroke Pines 33028. (954) 384-4500 or visit: www.TheSwimAcademy.comand for aquatic news & promotions, join us at www.facebook.com/westonswimacademy.

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT- GECKO TRAMPOLINE PARX

Enjoy a night out while kids have a blast in a supervised, safe and fun environment. Every Saturday night from 7pm-10pm the kids can be dropped off at gecko ParX. Kids 6-14 can be dropped off and enjoy 3 hour of full activities including trampolines, dodgeball, ninja course, parkour, rock climbing, ropes course and much more. They can compete in their age group or listen to DJ music all for $20. visit our website @ geckoparx.com or come in 3305 Corporate Ave., Weston FL 33331. Call (954) 526-8180 for more information or to book.

TOT TIME CLASSES WITH MISS GRACE

Allow your child to play and learn with other children while developing lifelong social skills and friendships. Registration and classes held at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Classes that require parent participation include: “Little Toddlers” and “Dynamic Tots.” Classes offered without a parent include: “Journey into Reading,” “Alphabet Antics,” and “Spectacular Science.” Birth certificate must be provided to register. For info, call (954) 436-7300. Visit us at www.CooperCityFL.org.

SOCCER TOTS / LIL SLUGGERS / SHOOTING STARS

Classes are professionally designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, and create self-confidence in children 18 months and up. This non-competitive environment promotes fun and enjoyment. Parent participation required. Classes offered at the Cooper City Community Center (9000 SW 50th Place) and the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For class dates, locations, details, and registration info, call Coach Dan at (954) 680-6861 or visit www.soccertotsbroward.com or www.lilsluggersbroward.com.


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TOT TIME CLASSES WITH MISS GRACE Allow your child to play and learn with other children while developing lifelong social skills and friendships. Classes are held at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For more information, please call (954) 436-7300.

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FLORIDA SUPER STARS (954) 438-2075 or www.floridasuperstars.com. CHEER & DANCE PROGRAM: Florida Super Stars offer a high-energy combination class with instruction in dance, cheerleading & baton twirling. Over 10 locations. $60 per month for unlimited classes. Feature performances include: Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins & Universal Studios.

PURE DYNAMICS CLOGGING & DANCE STUDIO Looking for a different kind of dance studio with no recitals or pressure just FUN? Then you have found the right place. We are a family owned and operated studio with many unique as well as traditional classes, including Clogging, FUNdamentals of Dance, Couples Dancing, Line Dancing and more. We offer classes for all ages from 2 to 92. Our team has been featured all over South Florida at festivals, charity events, parades, as well as performing for the Marlins, Dolphins, Panthers, and Miami Heat, Round Up and Cowboys. We are proud to announce that we now offer competition clogging teams! Our Elite Team holds 7 Grand Champion National Titles! Classes range from $20 to $40 per month. No registration fee. The first class is FREE! Come join in the fun and be part of our family! Located at 6191 Orange Drive, Suite 4468, Davie. Call (954) 547-5126 or visit www.PureDynamicsDance.com.

UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS UCPA offers quality dance instruction in a state of the art facility from professional instructors with professional performance credits and years of teaching experience! Classes are offered on both the recreational side as well as intensive classes for the serious dancer and performance/competition teams. All genres are offered including ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, acro, and specialty classes such as aerial silk and leaps/turns! Classes offered for ages 2-adult, beginner thru professional levels. Call today to make an appointment to come get a tour of our 8500 plus square foot facility with 3 large dance rooms, 3 music rooms and our very own theater on site! ACCEPTING REGISTRATION YEAR ROUND and one free trial class offered to new students! (954) 475-3000, www.ucpafl.com. 2240 SW 70th Avenue, Suite A, Davie, Florida 33317.

ARTISTRY DANCE ACADEMY Artistry Dance Academy (formerly Stella’s Dancers’ Studio), continues to offer the same high-quality dance instruction set by its original founder, Stella Palumbo. Classes are offered in jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, hip hop, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary, acrobatics, vocal lessons, nonperformance technique (leaps and turns/strength and conditioning), and competition. Combination ballet and tap classes are available for preschoolers and beginning students. Through our dance Company we emphasize developing strong technique to prepare for a professional career for the serious student. 9740 Griffin Rd. Cooper City, FL 33320. (954) 434-8401.

DANCE BY THRIVE Classes offered in Hip Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary for ages 5-16. Classes held at the Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For more information, please call (305) 204-5372.

DAVIE HIP-HOP BALLET Let’s Move! Come join Ballet /Jazz for ages 3–5 and Hip Hop and Cheer for ages 6–10 years at Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Facility located at 3801 S. Pine Island Road. Students perform at the Orange Blossom Festival in February. Classes are held every Saturday 9:30am – 10:15am for Ballet/Jazz and 10:15am –11:00am for Hip Hop/Cheer. For more information or to register, please call Joy Deco at (954) 971-9917.

DAVIE SOUTH FLORIDA CLOGGERS The South Florida Cloggers are known throughout the Southeast region of the United States and recently competed in America’s Got Talent. They were also the only community dance group requested to perform in the Universal Studio Macy Day Parade and have performed twice at Disney World. The team is made up of high-energy performances of all ages starting with 2 year olds through seniors. This program is held at Robbins Lodge, 4005 Hiatus Road, Davie, and is offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information, please contact Rebecca Vetter at (954) 347-5207.

FAMILY PROGRAMS PURE DYNAMICS DANCE STUDIO At Pure Dynamics we pride ourselves in being very family oriented. We are a family owned and operated business. Many of our classes are run by levels not ages. This gives family members (siblings, parents, grandparents) the opportunity to dance together in a class. What a great way to spend quality time together! Come join in the fun and be part of our family. Classes range from $20 to $40 per month. There is NO registration fee and family discounts are available. 6191 Orange Dr. Suite 4468, Davie. For more information call (954) 547-5126, www.PureDynamicsDance.com.

COOPER CITY FAMILY CERAMICS Enjoy making and taking home a ceramics project with your child. Offered monthly on a select Friday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Children 5 years and older. Cost: $10.00 per family plus material fee per child paid to the instructor at class time. For program dates and additional info, call (954) 434-4300 #233 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

COOPER CITY FAMILY PAINT NIGHTS Come as a family or drop off kids (children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult). Create a hand-painted gift for that special someone! Guided instruction to create your very own themed painting. Classes held at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). For class dates, registration fees, and class availability, e-mail instructor at kendrahensley@yahoo.com.

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9042 West State Road 84, Davie 33324 (Ridge Plaza behind The Round Up). Awarded as Best After School Program & Best Kids Theater Program in all of Broward County and previously awarded as Best Dance Studio in Cooper City/Davie, look no further than Broadway Kids Studio. BKS offers group classes and private lessons in Singing, Acting, Dancing, & Musical Instruments (Piano, Drums, & Guitar). Dance classes range from beginner to advance in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and more! BKS also has a Dance Competition & Dance Company Team and have had many students qualify for National and World Championships! Contact us at (954) 693-7500 or www.BroadwayKidsStudio.com.

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MENTORING DAVIE POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL) BECOME A MENTOR! Mentoring has proven to be of one the most successful ways to plant seeds of positive change in the lives and actions of disadvantaged youth. Mentoring can take place in a one-on-one, team, or group setting. Mentors offer support, advocacy, guidance, and friendship that have a lifelong impact on the youth they serve. Dire economic circumstances in local communities, neighborhoods, and families in America have increased the risk of more young people being underserved and disadvantaged. Become a Mentor today and help a child in your community. Contact (954) 321-2561, www.daviepal.org.

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9042 West State Road 84, Davie 33324 (Ridge Plaza behind The Round Up). Awarded as Best After School Program & Best Kids Theater Program, look no further than Broadway Kids Studio. BKS offers group classes and private lessons in Singing, Acting, Dancing, & Musical Instruments (Piano, Drums, & Guitar). Additionally, the BKS Star Performers (vocalists and musicians) had been entertaining audiences throughout south Florida for the past decade! Auditions are required to join this exclusive group! BKS also offers an After-School Program, Camps, Dance Competition and performance opportunities (Plays and Musicals). Contact us at (954) 693-7500 or www.BroadwayKidsStudio.com.

ROBOTICS BRIGHT & SMART – ROBOTICS, CODING, & ENGINEERING ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Our STEM Engineering Program includes Hands-on Robot Assembly, Coding, 3D Printing and more through: • Spring, Summer, Winter and One Day Camps • On-Site Field Trips for Schools, Camp and After-School Program Providers

• Electives During School Hours! • Afterschool and Saturday Programs Our unique and comprehensive programs are tailored exclusively to meet the latest STEAM curriculum and Common Core objectives. Children in all our programs are immersed in a unique, fun-filled experience that fosters teamwork, builds problem-solving skills, and nurtures critical and creative thinking. All girls and boys, 7–14 years old, are eligible to attend at various locations. Register for an Introductory Trial Class today! Get in contact: (954) 816-3346, Info@BrightAndSmart.com, Visit our website: www.BrightAndSmart.com. Stay connected: www.facebook.com/BrightAndSmart, www.twitter.com/Bright_n_Smart, www.instagram.com/brightandsmart.

DAVIE ROBOTICS Encourage your child to explore and learn pre-engineer concepts. The children build their own robot following the step-by-step instructions and then use a computer to program the robot to accomplish a predetermined mission. All workshops are different in mission attachments and games. Classes are held Mondays 4:30pm-5:30pm at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Center, 3801 South Pine Island Road. Classes are designed for children ages 6 - 12 years old. For more information and to register, call (786) 262-6266.

DAVIE POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE ROBOTICS Encourage your child to explore and learn pre-engineering concepts. The children build their own robot following the step-by-step instructions and then use a computer to program the robot to accomplish a predetermined mission. All workshops are different in mission attachments and games. Classes are held Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:15pm. Classes are $40 for each 8 week course. For more information call (954) 321-2561 or visit www.daviepal.org.

CODE NINJAS Kids aged 7-14 learn to code while building games they love! Kids love technology, games, and having fun with friends. Parents want to give their kids the best and brightest future possible. Everyone wins at Code Ninjas. Our students progress through an engaging 9 belt game-based coding curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving. Kids gain vital STEM skills while having a blast. After school drop-ins, daytime Homeschool classes, Parents Night Out, Camps and Parties available! 5534 S. Flamingo Rd., Cooper City, FL. (954) 399-7000. Codeninjas.com

SPECIAL POPULATION PROGRAMS THERAPIES 4 KIDS [T4K] & BRIGHT STEPS FORWARD Therapies 4 Kids (T4K) & Bright Steps Forward provides PT/OT/SLP/ ABA to children with developmental disabilities. Services include direct treatment, patient education, and specialized programs to meet the growing health needs of the community. Therapies 4 Kids has become the leader in Pediatric and Adult programs for neurological disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, & Stroke. Diagnostic testing for Autism & ADHD. Medicaid & Most Insurances accepted. OPEN SATURDAYS. 5 Locations: 10261 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines 33025 – (954) 651-9263. 1495 North Park Drive, Weston 33326 – (954) 651-9279. 1750 N. University Dr., Suite 105, Coral Springs 33071 – (954) 990-0335. 2955 Coral Way, Miami 33145 – (954) 356-2878. 5970 S.W. 18th Street, Boca Raton 33433 – (954) 356-2878. www.therapies4kids.com. Private Learning Center K–12 now taking applications: www.brightstepsforward.org.

BROWARD ELITE FRENZY KATZ Athletes with all disabilities are welcome (5 Years of age and older). Join the fun any Saturdays from 10:30am-12:00pm. No prior Experience needed. Your Child will work with talented athletes to train and work on a competitive cheerleading routine that they will compete and exhibition at local events and competitions. Call NOW for more information (954) 577-3332 or visit BrowardEliteAllStars.com. Located at 6800 SW 21st Court, Davie 33317.


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COOPER CITY CHALLENGERS Cooper City’s Social Group for young adults with special needs. Events held at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Parkway). For more information, please contact Sheri Billings (954) 433-2264 or Karen Knapp (954) 818-7066.

TEEN PROGRAMS BURN BOOT CAMP YOUTH FITNESS

BAR MITZVAH AND BAT MITZVAH PROGRAMS Small groups of children gather around the table with Rabbi Marc Labowitz, where they enjoy learning together. Rabbi Labowitz is the spiritual leader of Temple Adath Or and with his wisdom and sense of humor, will make Judaism relatable to your child. A loving parent to his own young children, he is an encouraging and patient teacher, and a gifted speaker who will imbue your b’nai mitzvah ceremony with meaning and spirituality. Private lessons also available. Call (954) 822-8430.

TEEN SOCIAL- GECKO TRAMPOLINE PARX On selected Friday night’s gecko ParX hosts a Teen Social event. Teenagers ages 13 – 18 are invited to enjoy DJ music, food and beverages and arcade games and attractions with their friends. Attractions include trampolines, dodgeball, two basketball slam dunk courts, parkour course, ninja warrior course, and a multi-attraction pit that features jousting and a slackline. Gecko ParX, where safety is a priority, is designed so teenagers can all enjoy exciting activities all in one location. *Teens must show valid student ID. Parents are welcome to supervise from the mezzanine deck. Call (954) 526-8180, email info@geckoparx.com.

CODE NINJAS Kids aged 7-14 learn to code while building games they love! Kids love technology, games, and having fun with friends, while parents want to give their kids the best and brightest future possible, everyone wins at Code Ninjas! Our students progress through an engaging 9 belt game-based coding curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving. Kids gain vital STEM skills while having a blast. After school drop-ins, daytime Homeschool classes, Parents Night Out, Camps and Parties available! 5534 S. Flamingo Rd., Cooper City, FL. (954) 399-7000. Codeninjas.com.

DAVIE POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL): YLP YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM This program is for teenagers either entering into or already enrolled in high school. This a great program to help teens earn community service hours for high school graduation and garner helpful information on preparing for college, and/or their first job prospects. This group meets every other Thursday to discuss relevant topics and upcoming events. Contact (954) 321-2561, www.daviepal.org.

TRAMPOLINE ALTITUDE TRAMPOLINE PARK Altitude Trampoline Park in Ft. Lauderdale is NOW OPEN! Our park features high energy equipment such as trampolines, trapeze swing, stunt bag, and much more! We are the leader in entertainment for families, and groups of all sizes. With all these amenities, it’s no wonder this place is jumping! Visit us at www.AltitudeFtLauderdale.com. Altitude Fort Lauderdale is located at 1709 East Commercial Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334.

GECKO TRAMPOLINE PARX Our exciting activities allow the entire family to have fun together. The 40,000 square-foot family entertainment center includes a main trampoline court, a vast selection of state of the art arcade games, two basketball slam dunk courts, a custom soft play playground for young guests, two trampoline dodgeball courts, and a multi-attraction pit that features jousting and a slackline. The park also has a challenging Ninja course, a parkour course a sky high ropes course and a timed rock wall. We have our own in-house American Ninja Warrior trainer Julio Santiago who is featured on the TV show American Ninja Warrior. The facility also includes a café shop with a variety of food and beverage options, including beer and wine for adults, free Wi-Fi, and even a parent’s lounge with seating areas and a panoramic view of the venue. visit our website @ geckoparx.com or come in 3305 Corporate Ave., Weston FL 33331. Call (954) 526-8180 for more information or to book.

YOGA LIVE FIT STUDIO West Broward’s most comprehensive fitness studio offering a complete multi-discipline, cross-training approach to fitness, health and well-being. Our highly trained instructors engage, inspire and challenge you to reach your fitness goals and to maximize your full health and well-being potential. Offering small group classes in many different disciplines. Zone classes, Pilates reformer, Yoga, Spinning, Boxing, Kickboxing, Zumba, Ballet Barre, Free Weights and personal training. With over 100 classes offered weekly there are plenty of options to get in your workout and see results! Now offering Silver Sneakers classes to help keep the spring in your step for our 55+ clients!) Lowest studio prices in town! Come try your first class FREE! 10052 Griffin Rd., Cooper City, FL 33328. (954) 533-7136. www.LiveFitConnect.com.

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STRETCH, STRENGTHEN, SMILE AT CYC-OLOGY TIME Young athletes will be guided through a deep stretch, yoga flow, fun filled hour. Teaching children to understand how to listen to and take care of their bodies. Young athletes today are getting injured younger and younger due to over use of the same muscles or muscle groups. Come join other young athletes as they take the time to really stretch, strengthen, and become aware of themselves. At the same time, they will learn yoga poses and stretches that will help them stay strong and healthy. At the end of class they will have time to socialize with a healthy snack. One time registration fee includes yoga mat, journal, and snack at each class. 4 classes per session. 9112 W State Road 84 Davie. (954) 252-9152 www.cycologytime.com.

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Burn Boot Camp Youth Fitness is geared towards ages 13 to 17. Our program helps youths to stay active physically and mentally encouraging kids to be the very best version of themselves. Our Youth Boot Camps include speed and agility training such as Plyometrics, High Intesity Interval Training and Burst Training all of which will help refine their sport performance or perhaps just improve their overall confidence level. NASM Youth Exercise Specialist (YES) Certified Trainers. Call now, you may be eligible for a FREE START! 5619 S. University Drive., Davie. (954) 306-8463.

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oFLO Volleyball 11u National team went undefeated in the 45th Annual AAU National Volleyball Championships. Over 2,850 teams from the United States and all over the world competed for the coveted National title. SoFLO 11u National team came together at the SoFLO Volleyball Academy National team tryouts. The team was made up of seven athletes including a 9-year-old, a 10-year-old and five 11-year-old athletes. At the National Championships, the team performed at a super high level going undefeated in four straight days of competition against the best teams of the Open 11u Division. The fundamentals of their game must be very sharp to perform at the level required to win a National Championship! SoFLO Volleyball works daily to provide championship level training in preparation for these Championships. Congratulations to the11u Team and the entire SoFLO Volleyball organization! Regional & Club Team registration is NOW with evaluations going on in August through October. The Development Program is for ages 5–15. Beginners learn the fundamental skills and get technical training in small group setting. Each session focuses on and builds upon specific skills: passing, serving, ball control, spiking, and court positions. This is where our National Champions are born. Ongoing Beach Sand Volleyball programs include training in sand for beginning to advanced level players. Practice drilling, movement, team strategy and competing with the professionals!


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urpose is less about what you want than about what you give. The key to purpose is using your strengths to serve others. Crossing a finish line sparks multiple feelings. Some include fulfillment, exhilaration, accomplishment and more. Helping someone else cross the finish line, who can’t propel themselves on their own power, is twice as impactful. On Sept 30, 2018, thirty seven special triathletes will be paired with power buddies to race the Escape to Miami Triathlon. All 37 special triathletes will ride their wheelchairs aboard a large yacht that will ship them to a remote, uninhabited island, approximately 1 mile away from mainland Miami. At the island, they will be transferred from the wheelchairs into their own inflatable raft. Next, their Power Buddy will strap on a waterproof cord around their waist and to the front of the raft, and then swim 1 mile to Miami pulling their special triathlete. Once on land, they will be transferred into a special compass race chair attached to a bicycle where the duo will ride for 25 miles throughout Miami and Miami Beach. Power buddy duos get to enjoy each other’s company as they cheer on their friends and each other during the race. It is incredibly rewarding to see the special triathletes enjoy the feeling of the wind on their smiling faces as they approach the final transition. T2 is known as the last transition, where they detach the bicycle and the power buddy pushes the race chair for 6 miles. During this final segment, the

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duo is encouraging each other to hang in there by eating, drinking, laughing and screaming screams of joy to reach the finish line! During the last 500 meters, the race participants can hear the roar of spectators screaming their names as they cross the finish line. At the finish line, the duo hugs each other with joy, accomplishment and camaraderie, glowing with smiles. When you know that your buddy is depending on you to power them through the course, you experience an indescribable force that energizes you to continue performing at any cost. If that’s not enough, there’s an unexplained joy of fulfillment knowing that the unending smile of your buddy is because of your generous contribution of your fitness and friendship. The Power Buddies of Special Compass enjoy the meaningful races with the “Differently Abled” often. Healthy, fit people are looking for ways they can give back to their community in need, somehow. Special Compass is a Non-Profit, 501-C-3 organization that serves the Differently Abled population by creating life changing experiences though athletic events, such as Marathons, Triathlons, Spartan Mud Runs, 5K Runs and more. To learn more or get involved with Special Compass, please visit www.SpecialCompass.Org Please feel free to watch a brief overview on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=04iPlXMq qmE&feature=youtu.be


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new family entertainment center with activities for entire family is now open in Weston, Florida. Gecko ParX, a new trampoline and action park, is Now Open in Weston and promises to have exciting activities that allow the entire family to have fun together. The 40,000 square-foot family entertainment center includes a main trampoline court, a vast selection of state of the art arcade games, two basketball slam dunk courts, a custom soft play playground for young guests, two trampoline dodgeball courts, and a multi-attraction pit that features jousting and a slackline. The park also has a challenging Ninja course, a parkour course, a sky high ropes course and a timed rock wall. The owner and operator of Gecko ParX, John Duran, has more than 25 years of family entertainment industry experience. He has created Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Jeju Island South Korea, NY Ripley’s and London Ripley’s, V the Ultimate Varity Show- San Francisco and has been involved with Flight Trampoline, Masters of Magic-Orlando and Movie Riders-Branson. He put his signature brand on his newest indoor family attraction and created a venue that appeals to all ages where the entire family can enjoy time together. Gecko ParX is designed to attract customers of all ages, demographics, and lifestyles. It offers great packages for prospects who are seeking to enjoy a half day with family and friends in a private setting, or simply want to have access to the attractions in a more open interaction. Individual tickets are also available to the public. Safety is the number one concern! Our equipment is the highest rating for safety from the top manufactures. All of our staff is highly trained in safety. We have constant training on Ropes Course and Rock Walls for which each employee operating the course need to be certified. Our staff is trained for trampoline Ninja and crowd control. People looking to test their abilities can find several

challenging and fun attractions including, a ropes course, a speed rock-climbing wall that encourages park goers to compete for the fastest climb, and a modular two-lane ninja warrior attraction with connected parkour course. Well-trained staff are supervising each section of the facility to provide assistance on how to properly use the attractions in a safely manner. The facility was crested to host top shelf events and parties. Oversized rooms with 180 degree water views make Gecko ParX stand our from all other venues. The space is set up for mixed use and can host a child birthday party and easily turned in to a white table cloth corporate event. Our layout and diversity of space makes Gecko ParX the top venue in South Florida. We have our own in-house American Ninja Warrior trainer Julio Santiago who is featured on the TV show American Ninja Warrior. He has classes daily. There will be small groups of 20 for 2 hours of personal training on parkour, ninja and trampoline. Gecko ParX also hosts Parents Night Out on Saturday nights. Kids 6-12 can be dropped off and enjoy 3 hour of full activities. We also have teen social for ages 13-18 years old. Gecko ParX is not just the cutting edge of family entertainment center. It was built to be versatile which can host corporate events and large private events. The Parkour arena can be removed and the space turns into a dance floor, stage or a special event area. The facility also includes a café shop with a variety of food and beverage options, including beer and wine for adults, free Wi-Fi, and even a parent’s lounge with seating areas and a panoramic view of the venue. Gecko ParX offers a variety of events, camps, personalized classes, after school activities and programs. Gecko ParX is located at 3305 Corporate Avenue, Weston, FL 33331. www.geckoparx.com. (954) 526-8180


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Helping Female Athletes Prevent Sports-Related Knee Injuries

oday we are seeing an increasing number of girls playing competitive sports, with roughly 200,000 at the collegiate level. Along with increased sports participation also comes an increased risk for injury, with girls being at a higher risk for certain types of injuries than boys. Sports that involve jumping, twisting and pivoting can put tremendous amounts of strain on the knee, which is one of the most commonly injured joints in young female athletes. One of the most serious knee injuries is a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Female athletes are of particular concern with four to six times greater risk than their male counterparts. Fortunately, education and training programs are available in South Florida that focus on preventing ACL injuries. For instance, the Nicklaus Children’s Sports Health Center in Pinecrest incorporates muscle strengthening, motor skill coordination, agility drills and other training aimed at reducing the risk of an ACL injury. Prevention is vital because an ACL injury will typically result in surgical reconstruction and up to 12 months of rehabilitation. Even after your daughter is back in action playing sports there can be long-term consequences, including a 50 percent risk of developing osteoarthritis within a decade and a 25 percent chance of re-injury. The signs of a knee injury include pain, swelling and difficulty moving the leg or walking even a short distance. If your daughter is injured, seek medical care right away for diagnosis of the problem, which could be a torn ACL, a broken bone, or other muscle or ligament injury. If surgery is needed, it is important to see a

pediatric specialist so that the injury can be treated appropriately with regard to your child’s future bone growth. The initial goals are to stabilize the knee, strengthen the muscles, and restore the full range of motion. Advanced training is often needed to improve motor skill coordination, balance, speed and confidence prior to returning to sport. Once the rehabilitation program is completed, your daughter may be able to return to sports. Tips for protecting the knee and preventing ACL injuries: • Perform a proper warm up prior to sports participation that includes dynamic activities such as skipping and side shuffling. • Participate in 6 to 8 weeks of pre-season conditioning to physically prepare for the sporting season and reduce the risk of injury. • Wear properly sized footwear with the right tread pattern. For instance, running shoes may “grip” the court too much when playing tennis. If your daughter is wearing shoes with cleats, be sure they are the right length for the condition of the field. • Inspect the field or court prior to games or practices for any potential hazards such as spilled liquids or potholes. • Be mindful of fatigue, tell your daughter to listen to her body. If her knee “doesn’t feel right,” or she feels exhausted, it is ok to pull out of the game. Remember that it is far better to prevent a knee injury than to reconstruct a torn ACL. Lauren Schlacht Butler is the physical therapy supervisor at the Nicklaus Children’s Sports Health Center in Pinecrest, which offers a comprehensive ACL injury prevention program including group injury prevention classes.

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How to Increase Your Child’s School Motivation and Success By Dr. Katrina Macias & Dr. David Yudell

As the start of the new school year approaches, parents

and educators are faced with the challenge of getting students back to the books in the midst of their “end-of-summer-break blues.” This can be stressful for all involved, as issues with school motivation and performance often impact adults just as much as students. However, there are ways you can help your child make this school year the best one yet!

Here’s what you can do: Give your child a sense of control. Children are much more likely to be engaged in their education when they feel that they play an important role in the process. Ask your child questions such as, “What kind of goals do you have for this school year? How can I help you achieve them?” (Hint: Be flexible and supportive in hearing their responses, especially when they don’t align with your preferences – some students might hope to get an A in Science this year, while others might aim to become a better artist, and both are great goals.) Also, look for opportunities to give your child options as often as possible. Allow them to help make decisions around matters such as selecting elective courses, creating a homework schedule, and choosing methods for educational support. For example, you may ask, “Would you like to work on your homework at the library or at home today?” or “Would you prefer to try the online tutoring or the live tutoring program?” Avoid criticism or “guilt-tripping”. While often stated with the intention of using concern to motivate your child, critical or guilt-inducing statements are ineffective and sure to backfire. Remarks such as, “You’re not going to make it very far with these kind of grades” can lead to a negative association with academics as well as low self-esteem, which further decrease school motivation and performance. Instead, try this next tip…

Use praise and rewards for academic effort more than outcome. In a performance-based setting such as school, students with academic difficulties are particularly vulnerable to issues with self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall school motivation. By praising and rewarding your child’s academic effort more than their outcomes, you communicate the value of perseverance as well as that their worth is not determined by a letter or a number value. Acknowledge your child’s academic effort by using statements such as, “I’m so proud of how focused you have been on this project” and “Your dedication to studying for this test is wonderful.” Ironically enough, by emphasizing effort rather than grades, grades often improve as a result of your praise and rewards increasing their effort! Ensure balance. Children and adults alike require a healthy balance between work and recreation to perform at their optimal level. Help your child establish this balance by encouraging breaks, making time for creativity, getting plenty of physical activity, and scheduling social activities. Seek professional help if hitting a roadblock. Often, issues such as attentional deficits, learning disorders, and emotional problems initially appear as low school motivation. If the tips shared in this article are not proving beneficial for your child’s academic performance, there might be more going on than meets the eye. Professional services, such as a psychoeducational evaluation, can help to detect intellectual or emotional factors underlying school problems and provide direction for appropriate intervention. Call our office at (954) 288-9393 or email DrYudell@DrYudell.com to find out how we may be of help! I invite you to reach out to me with questions or with future article suggestions. Please email me at DrYudell@DrYudell.com.


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DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & ORTHODONTICS BONS ORTHODONTICS Orthodontic Excellence & Service Second to None! Utilizing the best in orthodontic treatment, including the DAMON SYSTEM for shorter treatment time, fewer office visits and less discomfort! Preferred Invisalign Provider for Adults and Teens. Call today to schedule your Complimentary Consultation (954) 437-9477! Most insurances accepted. English & Spanish. Brian K. Bons., D.D.S., Diplomate, The American Board of Orthodontics. Located at: 1637 N. Hiatus Rd., Pembroke Pines, 33026.

DERMATOLOGY & SKIN CARE PRECISION SKIN INSTITUTE Precision Skin Institute is an individualized practice focused on addressing the specific skin care needs of each and every one of our patients driven by our core values of authenticity, integrity, and professionalism. To enhance our patient outcomes we pride ourselves in educating and empowering you with the necessary tools to have lifelong healthy and beautiful skin. We offer a full range of dermatological services, from skin cancer screenings to the latest in cosmetic dermatology procedures such as laser technologies and injectables such as Botox®, Sculptra®, Restylane® and Juvederm®. 3501 S University Drive Suite 5 in Davie, Florida. (954) 998-0345.

EMOTIONAL, MENTAL HEALTH CARE DR. DAVID YUDELL & ASSOCIATES, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Our private practice office is available for confidential and professional help. All individual, couples, families and/or groups are welcome. We specialize in children and families, offering educational testing as well as therapeutic services. Services include educational testing such as Gifted Placement, ADD & ADHD, academic problems, learning disabilities and behavioral problems. We also offer help for those dealing with stress, grief & loss, anxiety, sleep disorders, OCD, fears & phobias or depression. Please call our office to discuss your needs. Conveniently located in Davie, Plantation, and Coconut Creek. (954) 288-9393. www.Dr.Yudell.com.

STACI LEE SCHNELL, M.S., C.S., LMFT

Staci Schnell is the Clinical Director of the Counseling and Wellness Center of South Florida (CWCSF). CWCSF provides Individual Counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and elders as well as Couples Counseling, Family Therapy, and Medical Family Therapy in a nurturing, supportive, comfortable, safe, and compassionate environment. Some specialties include Postpartum, ADHD, Autism, Addictions, Depression and Anxiety. Services available in English, Spanish, and Hebrew. Please visit www.cwcsf.com or call (954) 951-2929 for a free phone consultation. CWCSF is centrally located in the Sheridan Professional Centre 11011 Sheridan Street, Suite 211 Cooper City 33026.

FITNESS & WEIGHT LOSS FACILITIES KIDS FITNESS AT THE J KidsFit, Power Abs, Teen TRX®, kids Yoga, swimming, basketball, karate, and more! Children, ages 5 & up, can participate in fitness classes & learn a variety of ways to get in shape, stay fit & live a healthy lifestyle. Your kids will make lasting friendships. Open to everyone regardless of faith, age or disability! Check us out today at www.dpjcc.org or (954) 434-0499. David Posnack JCC, 5850 S. Pine Island Road, Davie, FL 33328.

POWER SPORTS ACADEMY

We’re not your typical gym. We offer training for youth to elite. Whether you want to compete at a high level or just look like you do. We have a group for you. We specialize in real strength development you can use. Visit our website or call for details on getting in the best shape of your life. Powersports-academy.com, (954) 829-4144, 11870 State Road 84, C7, Davie 33325.

PURE DYNAMICS

Do you lack motivation or desire to go to the gym? Perhaps it’s time to try a fresh approach to your fitness regimen. Burn up to 500 calories per hour and have fun while doing it. At Pure Dynamics we offer a variety of classes to help get you in shape such as, Clogging, Line Dancing, Couples Dancing and more. Classes range from $35 to $40 a month. Let us help you get in the shape of your life, while having the time of your life! Located at 6191 Orange Dr., Suite 4468, Davie. Call (954) 547-5126 or visit www.PureDynamicsDance.com for more information.

LIVE FIT STUDIO

West Broward’s most comprehensive fitness studio offering a complete multi-discipline, cross-training approach to fitness, health and well-being. Our highly trained instructors engage, inspire and challenge you to reach your fitness goals and to maximize your full health and well-being potential. Offering small group classes in many different disciplines. Zone classes, Pilates reformer, Yoga, Spinning, Boxing, Kickboxing, Zumba, Ballet Barre, Freeweights and personal training. With over 100 classes offered weekly there are plenty of options to get in your workout and see results! Lowest studio prices in town! Come try your first class FREE! 10052 Griffin Rd., Cooper City, FL 33328. (954) 533-7136. www.LiveFitConnect.com.

BURN BOOT CAMP

At Burn Bootcamp we don’t use machines, we create them! Our unique, proven workouts can be adapted to any fitness level, from beginner to advanced and your workout will never be the same. Our experts offer Nutritional Counselling to supplement your workout program. Our counselors will teach you how proper nutrition combined with exercise helps improve your health, Come visit us at Burn Bootcamp and let us guide you towards your goals to achieve and maintain a desirable weight, retain energy, feel the vitality and promote your overall health and well-being. Call now, you may be eligible for a FREE START! 5619 S. University Drive., Davie. (954) 306-8463.


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CYC-OLOGY TIME

CYC-OLOGY TIME is an indoor cycling boutique and health studio creatively designed to take your mind, body, and soul to a whole new level of positive energy and physical strength. We encourage you to step inside our unique cycling room filled with black lights, pumping music, projected videos, and high-end bikes. We will inspire to take your body to new physical extremes while freeing your mind and stress levels. Designed for all ages, genders and fitness backgrounds. Stop by to check out our sanctuary and try a FREE class. Open 7 days a week. Now offering new lunch time and early evening classes! 9112 W State Road 84, Davie. Register online at www.cycologytime.com. (954) 252-9152.

DAVIE AQUA FIT PADDLING

Looking to try a fun yet effective way to exercise? Fit Paddling is the new workout designed for you! Come try at the Davie Pine Island Aquatic Center. Fit Paddling is a fitness based training with the use of paddle boards in the pool. Different programs of Fit Paddling include Yoga, high intensity aerobic training, and rehabilitation. For more info, please contact Nathaly Abrahan at (305) 781-1269 or e-mail Nabrahan@fitix.com.

DAVIE WATER WORKOUT

A balanced workout that includes warm up, aerobic training and cool down along with strength, toning and flexibility stretching in deep water. Your first class is FREE. For more information, please call Nancy at (954) 383-1132.

DAVIE SHALLOW WATER AEROBICS

A perfect way to workout with zero impact to bones and joints. We will perform a variety of exercises in the shallow end of the pool, where participants can touch the bottom. For more information, please call Dana at (954) 797-7387.

COOPER CITY MAT PILATES

Stretch and tone your body. Add Pilates to your workout and feel and see the difference! Offered at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center (11600 Stonebridge Pkwy). Class times: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am – 10:00am and Wednesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Cost per session (8 classes): $40 residents / $50 non-residents. Cost per class: $7 residents / $9 non-residents. For more info, call (954) 436-7300 or visit www.CooperCityFL.org.

COOPER CITY ZUMBA GOLD

A fun and effective total body workout for people of all ages and fitness levels. Offered at the Cooper City Pool & Tennis Center, 11600 Stonebridge Pkwy. Cost: The Baptist Health South Florida sponsored class is complimentary. Time: Tuesdays 10:15am – 11:15am and Mondays 6:00pm – 7:00pm. For information, call (954) 436-7300.

DAVIE JAZZERCISE

Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program that gets you results.....fast. It is a calorie-torching, hips-swiveling dance party with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn. Burn up to 600 calories in one fun and powerfully effective hour. Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, Yoga, and Kickboxing. Sixteen Classes per week are offered at Pine Island Multipurpose Center. Davie residents and student discounts available. (954) 348-4411, or email daviejazzercise@yahoo.com.

DAVIE BABY BOOT CAMP

Our classes cater to all fitness levels of pregnant moms, new moms recovering from pregnancy, and conditioned moms with one or more stroller-aged children. Our 60-minute stroller fitness class is for moms with stroller-age children. To participate in our classes, moms must

be at least 6 weeks postpartum (8 weeks for a cesarean section) and have received verbal clearance from their physician to resume physical exercise. Classes are ongoing, sign-up anytime! Call (954) 399-2521 or email amanda.paradiz@babybootcamp.com.

HEALTH & LIFE INSURANCE SERVICES OSBORN FINANCIAL GROUP Protect your loved ones. Protect your assets. We can help you with individual and small group health insurance, including dental, life insurance, long term care and disability (short and long term). Call us for a free review of your insurance portfolio. All carriers available. (954) 963-3300. www.osbornfinancialgroup.com, www.OsbornHealthInsurance.com.

HOME HEALTH SERVICES GEM HOME HEALTH, LLC Our services are specifically designed to help your loved ones remain independent and safe in the comfort of their home, hospital, rehabilitation setting or assisted living facility. In-Home Care is often a less disruptive, lower cost solution to long-term care facilities. Our professional team consists of Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides and caring companions. Services can include medication management, meal preparation, dressing assistance, doctors visits, shopping and errands, light housekeeping, companionship and more. Trust GEM with your Loved Ones. www.GemHomeHealth.com. (954) 785-8885.

HOSPITALS & URGENT CARE FACILITIES JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive, Hollywood 33021. (954) 265-5324. www.jdch.com. • CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: One of the region’s leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a child-friendly atmosphere. A full-service hospital, we treat minor illnesses, trauma-related accidents and some of the most complex medical conditions. The hospital is staffed 24 hours a day by world-class pediatricians, pediatric specialists, specialty-trained nurses and ancillary support staff. Today, more than 650 physicians are on the medical staff. • CONCUSSION CLINIC: Whether it’s a sports-related or non-sportsrelated concussion, count on us to deliver quality, coordinated care. We help navigate and expedite appointments with the right pediatric specialists to meet your child’s needs: Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Neuropsychology, Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation, Pediatric Neurosurgery. Call (954) 538-5566 or visit JDCH.com.

PLANTATION GENERAL HOSPITAL

Named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures in 2017 by The Joint Commission, Plantation General Hospital is a 264-bed, acute care hospital. Our facility provides easy access to the vast resources of the HCA Hospital Network, which includes surgeons who excel in minimally invasive surgery with an intense focus in Women and Children’s Services. Within minutes of the Florida Turnpike, I-595 and I-95, Plantation General Hospital offers emergency rooms and intensive care units designated for children, pregnant women and adults. Visit www.browardhospitals.com to find your local ER. You can even text ER to 32222 to obtain our current average wait times! Located at 401 NW 42nd Ave, Plantation 33317. (954) 587-5010.

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American TKA offers Fitness and Fun through Martial Arts. Tone your body, trim your waist and slip on a new attitude. You’ll be amazed at how fast you’ll learn the moves and how quickly you get results. All levels welcome from beginners to advanced, our staff are experts at making you feel comfortable and setting up programs to meet your goals. Come try any class for FREE, we don’t do contracts. You’re happy, we are happy. 10376 W State Road 84, Suite 1, Davie. (954) 472-2554. www.AmericanTKA.com.

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WESTSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S MIRAMAR URGENT CARE CENTER

Founded in 1974, Westside Regional Medical Center has evolved into a 224-bed medical center and healthcare complex continuously expanding and bringing on the latest technology that enables us to provide leading edge services to the population we serve. Our medical services, combined with programs in specialties varying from oncology to cardiology, from surgery to emergency care, illustrate why we are one of the leading healthcare facilities in South Florida. Our kid-friendly ER and experienced emergency care team are here for your family 24/7. Text ER to 32222 to obtain our current average wait times! Located at 8201 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324. (954) 473-6600. www.westsideregional.com.

The finest pediatric care in Broward County is available through Nicklaus Children’s expanding network of outpatient and walk-in urgent care centers. With a typically lower co-pay than an emergency room, the Urgent Care Center at Nicklaus Children’s Miramar Outpatient Center offers personalized and prompt care for babies, children, teens and to young adults through 21 years of age. Diagnostics including X-ray and on-site lab services are also available. For more information, please call (954) 442-0809 or visit nicklauschildrens.org/Miramar.

WESTSIDE EMERGENCY SERVICES IN DAVIE Westside Regional Medical Center’s off-site emergency room on Nova Southeastern University campus is located in the University Park Plaza shopping center. Westside Emergency Services in Davie provides the same level of care as Westside Regional Medical Center’s main campus emergency room located in Plantation. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the 12,700 square foot facility offers kid-friendly care and a commitment to minimal wait times. Text ER to 32222 to obtain our current average wait times! Located at Nova Southeastern University, 3476 South University Dr., Davie, FL 33328. (954) 723-1400. www.westsideregional.com.

NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S DAN MARINO OUTPATIENT CENTER Offering a full range of comprehensive services for infants, children and adolescents diagnosed with autism and other developmental conditions, evaluation and treatment from the region’s pediatric care leader is available in Broward County through the Nicklaus Children’s Dan Marino Outpatient Center. Services include physical, occupational, speech-language, aquatic, and feeding and swallowing therapies, as well as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and diagnostics, such as MRI. All services require a prescription from your child’s physician. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (954) 385-6200 or visit nicklauschildrens.org/DanMarino.

NUTRITION BURN BOOT CAMP NUTRITION PROGRAM At Burn Bootcamp our experts offer Nutritional Counselling to supplement our clients workout program. Our counselors will teach you how proper nutrition combined with exercise helps improve your health, reduce risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Come visit us at Burn Bootcamp and let us guide you towards your goals to achieve and maintain a desirable weight, retain energy, feel the vitality and promote your overall health and well-being. Call now, you may be eligible for a FREE START! 5619 S. University Drive., Davie. (954) 306-8463.

ORTHOPAEDICS JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Locations in Weston, Hollywood, Miramar, Boca Raton and Coral Springs. (954) 538-5500, U18sportsmedicine.com, kidbones.net. • ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY & [U18] SPORTS MEDICINE: Meeting the needs of the pediatric & adolescent population with orthopaedic injuries ranging from scoliosis and spinal deformities, bone tumors, fractures, limb lengthening & deformities, hip injuries & hip disorders, concussions, sports & dance injuries and much more, your child will be cared for by fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeons: Dr. Michael Jofe, Dr. Randolph Cohen, Dr. Neal McNerney, Dr. Stephen Storer, Dr. Jeremy Frank, Dr. Eric Eisner & Dr. Matthew Fazekas who combined have over 75 years experience. Diagnostic imaging by pediatric radiologists and technologists. Anesthesia care by board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists. Rehabilitation by licensed and doctorate level physical therapists. We provide a full spectrum of care. • PERFORMING ARTS & DANCE MEDICINE PROGRAM: Dance is a complex physical commitment that requires holistic treatment of the musculoskeletal system. Physicians and physical therapists from our Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery specialize in caring for youth and young adult dancers and performing artists. We apply a comprehensive evaluation from nutrition, bone health, and sports psychology in addition to management of acute injuries. Our experts specialize in the assessment and treatment of performance-related injuries. With experience caring for company dancers from the Boston Ballet and Boston Conservatory, we cater to the unique discipline of dance biomechanics, flexibility, strength deficits, injury prevention and pointe readiness. Young dancers can expect full evaluation, diagnostics and treatment of all injuries.

NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Program is a regional leader in treating pediatric musculoskeletal conditions. As the one of the most comprehensive pediatric orthopedic practices in Florida, the department skillfully provides state-of-the-art and compassionate care for your child’s orthopedic concerns. Specialized treatment is available at the Nicklaus Children’s Miramar Outpatient Center for a variety of conditions such as scoliosis and spinal disorders, sports injuries, fracture and trauma care, hip disorders, limb deformities and more. To schedule an appointment, please email orthokids@mch.com or call (305) 662-8366.

PHYSICAL THERAPY ORTHOSPORT PHYSICAL THERAPY OrthoSport has been providing outpatient physical therapy for over 16 years. Nancy Croughwell, DPT and Howard Layne, DPT are active owners and have over 40 years of combined experience as physical therapists. OrthoSport provides individual care with a ‘hands on’ approach for all ages. Physical therapy services include manual therapy, vestibular therapy, and treatment of orthopedic injuries utilizing injury specific rehabilitation and training methods. OrthoSport has two locations: 5200 S. University Dr., Suite #105 in Davie (954) 382-4343 and in Margate at 5200 Colonial Drive, Suite #400, (954) 979-0112. Visit us at www.orthosportinc.com.


U18sportsmedicine.com, memorialrehab.com. • [U18] SPORTS MEDICINE SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES: Helping meet the unique sports injury prevention and treatment needs of children and adolescents. Every patient treated at [U18] receives one-on-one individualized physical therapy care provided by highly experienced orthopaedic physical therapists. Our patients have our undivided attention, which can help improve outcomes. Our facilities are tailored specifically for the young athlete. Locations in Miramar Coral Springs. (954) 538-5500. • PEDIATRIC THERAPY SERVICES: Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy & Occupational Therapy Serving the needs of pediatric and adolescent patients – Our therapists specialize in the treatment of infants and children with a variety of diagnoses, including neurological deficits, sensory and auditory processing disorders, and developmental delay. Our services include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Feeding Therapy. Locations: Coral Springs (954) 575-8962, Hollywood (954) 265-5880, Miramar (954) 538-4760, Pembroke Pines (954) 844-7180.

THERAPIES 4 KIDS [T4K] & BRIGHT STEPS FORWARD

Therapies 4 Kids (T4K) & Bright Steps Forward provides PT/OT/SLP/ ABA to children with developmental disabilities. Services include direct treatment, patient education, and specialized programs to meet the growing health needs of the community. Therapies 4 Kids has become the leader in Pediatric and Adult programs for neurological disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, & Stroke. Diagnostic testing for Autism & ADHD. Medicaid & Most Insurances accepted. OPEN SATURDAYS. www.therapies4kids.com. Private Learning Center K–12 now taking applications: www.brightstepsforward.org. 5 Locations: 10261 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines 33025 – (954) 651-9263. 1495 North Park Drive, Weston 33326 – (954) 651-9279. 1750 N. University Dr., Suite 105, Coral Springs 33071 – (954) 990-0335. 2955 Coral Way, Miami, 33145 – (954) 356-2878. 5970 S.W. 18th Street, Boca Raton 33433 – (954) 356-2878.

Therapies 4 Adults is the off-spring of Therapies 4 Kids. Proudly helping the community since 2005. With a team of dedicated doctors and therapists and our out-of-the-box therapies and modalities let us help you. We offer chiropractic, physical, massage & cold lazar therapies. Along with acupuncture, craniosacral myofascial release, neat, fat reduction & skin tightening treatments. Call us at (954) 828-0425 or visit us at www.therapies4adults.com. We also treat children at the same locations.OPEN SATURDAYS. 10261 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines 33025 1495 North Park Drive, Weston 33326 1750 N. University Dr., Suite 105, Coral Springs 33071 2955 Coral Way, Miami 33145 5970 S.W. 18th Street, Boca Raton 33433

FAMILY HEALTH

JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

THERAPIES 4 ADULTS

SUPPORT GROUPS COUNSELING AND WELLNESS CENTER OF SOUTH FLORIDA (CWCSF) Group Therapy provides a safe and comfortable place for individuals with common problems, issues, and challenges to provide support and suggestions to one another. By facilitating small specialty groups, the therapists of CWCSF will help group members learn, understand, gain insight, tackle problems, and work towards positive change. Some of the groups provided by CWCSF include Addictions, Autism Social Skills, Grief & Loss, ADHD Support (CHADD), Postpartum Support, Parenting, Eating Disorders, and Chronic Illness. Visit www.cwcsf.com or call (954) 951-2929 for more information. Centrally located in the Sheridan Professional Centre 11011 Sheridan Street, Suite 211, Cooper City, FL 33026.

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Wednesday, August 15 . .....................Start 1st Quarter Monday, September 3 . ......................Holiday - No School Monday, September 10 . ...................Day Off - No School Monday, September 17.......................Interim Reports Issued Wednesday, September 19 . ...............Day Off - No School Thursday, October 18..........................Early Release Friday, October 19..............................Employee Planning - No School

SECOND QUARTER Monday, October 22...........................Start 2nd Quarter Tuesday, November 6 ........................Employee Planning - No School Monday, November 12 ......................Holiday - No School Wednesday, November 14..................Report Cards Issued for 1st Quarter Tuesday, November 20........................Interim Reports Issued Wednesday - Friday, November 21 - 23 . ..........................Thanksgiving Break - No School Friday, December 21..........................Early Release Monday, December 24 Friday, January 4...............................Winter Break - No School Monday, January 7.............................Employee Planning - No School

THIRD QUARTER \ Tuesday, January 8............................. Start 3rd Quarter Monday, January 21 . ........................Day Off - No School Wednesday, January 30 . ...................Report Cards Issued for 2nd Quarter Tuesday, February 12 ........................Interim Reports Issued Monday, February 18 ........................Holiday - No School Thursday, February 21 . .....................Early Release Day Thursday, March 21 ...........................Early Release Day Friday, March 22 ...............................Employee Planning - No School Monday - Friday, March 25 - 29..........Spring Break - No School

FOURTH QUARTER Monday, April 1 . ...............................Start 4th Quarter Tuesday, April 16 ...............................Report Cards Issued for 3rd Quarter Friday, April 19 .................................Day Off - No School Wednesday, May 1 ............................Interim Reports Issued Thursday, May 9.................................Early Release Day Monday, May 27................................Holiday - No School Tuesday, June 4 . ...............................Early Release & Last Day of School Wednesday, June 5 . ..........................Employee Planning - No School Wednesday, June 26...........................Report Cards Issued for 4th Quarter


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Multicultural Event is one where families are invited to the school to share elements of their culture or ethnicity with other members of the community—through storytelling, food, dance, arts and many other things that make cultures unique. These events can help families feel more welcome in school, while creating social connections within the community. Flamingo Elementary held its first Multicultural Family Night as a culminating activity for the 2017-2018 school year. Many of our families have native languages other than English. The outreach efforts included communication to invite the families in multiple languages. We wanted to create an environment where they would feel welcomed and supported. In an effort to ensure appreciation and understanding of one another, students have been learning about their own culture, as well as the cultures of others. In preparation for the cumulating event, each grade level learned about a culture from a different area; they created art projects representing those areas, as well. The countries of the cultures studied included: Mexico, Canada, China, India, Australia and the African continent. These beautiful projects were displayed throughout the school for all of the students to see. Fifth grade students shared about their personal heritage by creating

multi-generational family trees. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade created paper doll characters that represented the countries from which their families came from; they were adorned with fabrics and other colorful embellishments. These characters lined the halls, displaying the many cultures represented at Flamingo Elementary. During Multicultural Family night, hundreds of students and families enjoyed the activities offered. As they entered the school, they were greeted by the work of all of the students through their family trees and heritage characters. In the cafeteria, students had the opportunity to create art projects from around the world with their families. These projects included: pipe cleaner people, henna hands, cool peacocks, tin foil reliefs, and koi fish. Guests also had the opportunity to play board games, hosted by the ESOL Department. Students practiced their English skills and were even able to take some games home to play with. All in all, it was an extremely successful night. Students left having a deeper understanding of their own culture, as well as the cultures of those around them. Our hope is to continue to enhance appreciation and understanding of others by continuing this extremely successful event, annually.

By: Russell Schwartz, Nova Blanche Forman Elementary Principal

The new school year has brought excitement and enthusiasm to Nova

Blanche Forman Elementary. We warmly welcome all of our new Nova families! Becoming a Nova Titan is something that our families consider a lifelong honor and achievement. At an elementary level, we value having the opportunity to begin establishing a sense of Nova Pride, filled with a love for learning and kindness towards others. This summer, Nova Blanche Forman continued the process of always improving. While visiting our campus, you will notice how our cafeteria has transformed into a dining venue where acceptance, manners, and friendliness is engrained. We have recognized that classrooms are not the only places where learning occurs. Therefore, our hallways are being brightened to become pathways for learning, as each moment of our day could present a new opportunity to grow. At the start of the school year, we also reminisce about our now 6th graders and their time spent in elementary school. We wish them much success in middle school. Having an academic campus like Nova affords us the opportunity to remain connected to our students as they progress through the public school system. At the end of the 2017-18 school year, we had Nova High School graduates—who previously attended Nova Blanche Forman—walk through our campus amidst loud cheers and many hugs and high fives. We celebrate their milestone reached and will continue

to encourage our elementary students to pursue the goal of graduating high school, in preparation for college or a career. During the 2018-19 school year, we will focus heavily on school safety, student Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and academic excellence. We are working closely with the School Board of Broward County and Local Police/Fire Agencies to enhance safety standards at our school site. Additionally, we are focused on having happy students that are socially intertwined within our school culture. Lastly, we are bringing in new programs and enrichment opportunities to build more excitement around learning. The 2018-19 school year will be an unforgettable one for Nova Blanche Forman Elementary.


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elcome back! We are extremely excited to greet our new kindergarten students and all of our returning families. There are some wonderful new initiatives that will be implemented this year. Dr. Prochaska & Dr. Cady will lead the inaugural year of our Robotics Club, where students will participate in coding exercises and compete in robotics competitions. Through a grant earned by Dr. Cady, along with new ideas initiated by Dr. Prochaska, students will be exposed to enhanced STEM and computer science experiences.

Fifth grade students will have the opportunity to participate in a Debate Club, where they will learn valuable communication and research skills. Debate Club members will also participate in four district competitions. Look for more activities from our Student Council, as we work to give our students a more active leadership role in their education. The 2018-2019 school year promises to be an

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ox Trail Elementary is excited for the new school year! Our school provides a quality, affordable aftercare program known as Foxcare. We put great emphasis on habits that reflect our excellent leaders. Our dedicated Fox Trail teachers provide homework help to our students, while teaching them various stem activities as well. In addition to our enriched program, Foxcare offers several other exciting activities; some of which include: a Wii/Xbox, arts and crafts, physical activities and an arcade game room with pool tables, bowling, basketball hoops and air hockey tables. This year, Foxcare will be starting a student garden club, where young sprouts will be able to learn and grow! Through their planting and watering, students will blossom into wonderful leaders! With over 300 students in our aftercare program, we are too fast to follow, so that’s why we lead! Become a leader of the month and have your picture taken on stage with all of the other rock star Foxcare leaders of the month! Are you in grades 3-5 and like to play video games? Join in all of the fun and come compete with us to earn yourself a spot with DimensionU. DimensionU

exciting, engaging and enriching year for our students. We are in search for more opportunities to partner with businesses and community organizations that want to work with us to provide services, volunteer hours and/ or donations to our school. Specifically, we are in need of volunteers willing to serve as guest speakers, testing proctors, guest readers and a host of other opportunities. We need community donations for incentives & special events for our teachers, students and parents. Community relationships are very important to developing the whole child and we welcome the opportunity to develop more partnerships with our school. If you would like to develop a partnership with Nova Eisenhower, please contact Assistant Principal Ashley Diamond, at (754) 323-6650 or ashley.diamond@browardschools.com. We are very excited about the start of a new year and the journey ahead.

is an educational video game where students can practice their math and literary skills. Play against other students and score the most points to become a leader! For the past two years, Foxcare has had so much fun competing in the DimensionU tournament. Becoming one of the top 8 schools was a huge accomplishment and we look forward to competing again this year. Foxcare is open from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. On early release days, students can enjoy activities ranging from magic shows and animal shows, to mini golf and game trucks. Students are welcome to a snack that is provided by Foxcare, as well. There is a one-time registration fee of $25 and a payment of $185 for every 18 school days. Have a brother or sister at school? They are welcome to join and will receive a 5% discount, as well. Register now and secure your spot. We look forward to a promising future! So, skip the bus and stay with us!


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3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

ENGLISH/ LANGUAGE ARTS

MATH

SCIENCE

ALGEBRA 1 SPRING

BIOLOGY 1 SPRING

CIVICS SPRING

GEOMETRY SPRING

HISTORY SPRING

302 301 312 315 322 324 202 325 324 331 330 408 339 332 201 501 342 503 501 349 404

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COOPER CITY ELEMENTARY

FOX TRAIL ELEMENTARY

PRINCIPAL: Monica Schlosser WEBSITE: http://coopercityelem.browardschools.com 5080 SW 92nd Ave, Cooper City, FL 33328 PH: 754-323-5200, FAX: 754-323-5240, HOURS: 8:00am - 2:00pm 2018 School Grade: B

PRINCIPAL: Robert Becker WEBSITE: http://embassycreek.browardschools.com 10905 SE Lake Blvd, Cooper City, FL 33026 PH: 754-323-5550, FAX: 754-323-5590, HOURS: 8:00am - 2:00pm 2018 School Grade: A

PRINCIPAL: Lynn Burgess WEBSITE: http://foxtrail.browardschools.com 1250 Nob Hill Rd, Davie 33324 PH: 754-323-5800, FAX: 754-323-5840, HOURS: 8:00am - 2:00pm 2018 School Grade: B

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

G RADE 3 4 5

ENGLISH/L.A. 311 317 330

MATH 310 323 335

SCIENCE

207

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

G RADE 3 4 5

ENGLISH/L.A. 314 322 334

MATH 311 327 338

SCIENCE

213

ENGLISH/L.A. 309 318 328

MATH 307 325 326

PRINCIPAL: Robert N. Schneider WEBSITE: http://davie.browardschools.com 7025 SW 39th St., Davie, FL 33314 PH: 754-323-5400, FAX: 754-323-5440, HOURS: 7:30am - 3:00pm 2018 School Grade: B

PRINCIPAL: Janice Crosby WEBSITE: http://flamingo.browardschools.com 1130 SW 133rd Ave, Davie, FL 33331 PH: 754-323-5700, FAX: 754-323-5740, HOURS: 8:00am - 2:00pm 22018 School Grade: B

PRINCIPAL: Gail Silig WEBSITE: http://griffin.browardschools.com 5050 SW 116th Ave, Cooper City, FL 33330 PH: 754-323-5900, FAX: 754-323-5940, HOURS: 8:00am - 2:00pm 2018 School Grade: B

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

G RADE 3 4 5

ENGLISH/L.A. 298 305 317

MATH 299 303 327

SCIENCE

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2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

G RADE 3 4 5

ENGLISH/L.A. 304 311 323

MATH 300 312 317

SCIENCE

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GRIFFIN ELEMENTARY

FLAMINGO ELEMENTARY

DAVIE ELEMENTARY

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

G RADE 3 4 5

SCIENCE

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2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

G RADE 3 4 5

ENGLISH/L.A. 308 319 326

MATH 307 324 326

SCIENCE

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SCHOOLS HAWKES BLUFF ELEMENTARY

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

G RADE 3 4 5

ENGLISH/L.A. 315 319 330

MATH 313 322 335

SCIENCE 205

PRINCIPAL: Russell Schwartz WEBSITE: http://novablancheforman.browardschools.com 3521 SW Davie Rd, Davie, FL 33314 PH: 754-323-6600, FAX: 754-323-6640, HOURS: 9:30am - 3:30pm 2018 School Grade: B

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

G RADE 3 4 5

ENGLISH/L.A. 304 318 325

MATH 299 319 327

SCIENCE 202

6 7 8

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

G RADE 3 4 5

ENGLISH/L.A. 308 317 327

MATH 305 316 325

SCIENCE

PRINCIPAL: Wendy Borowski WEBSITE: http://pines.browardschools.com 9100 SW 36th ST, Davie, FL 33328 PH: 754-323-7500, FAX: 754-323-7540, HOURS: 8:00am - 2:00pm 2018 School Grade: B

ENGLISH/L.A. 309 319 326

MATH 305 321 329

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COOPER CITY HIGH

PRINCIPAL: Wendy Doll WEBSITE: www.coopercityhigh.net 9401 Stirling Rd, Cooper City, FL 33328 PH: 754-323-0200, FAX: 754-323-0330 HOURS: 7:30am - 2:30pm 2018 School Grade: A GRADE

ALGEBRA 1 SPRING

BIOLOGY 1 GEOMETRY HISTORY SPRING SPRING SPRING

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PRINCIPAL: Dr. John R. LaCasse PH: 754-323-1650, FAX: 754-323-1697 HOURS: 7:30am - 2:30pm 2018 School Grade: A SCIENCE 202

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

GRADE ENGLISH/L.A.

9 10

ALGEBRA 1 SPRING

BIOLOGY 1 GEOMETRY HISTORY SPRING SPRING SPRING

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ENGLISH/L.A.

9 10

ALGEBRA 1 SPRING

BIOLOGY 1 GEOMETRY HISTORY SPRING

SPRING

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SPRING

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2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

GRADE ENGLISH/ MATH SCIENCE ALGEBRA 1 BIOLOGY 1

CIVICS GEOMETRY HISTORY

SPRING SPRING SPRING

3 4 5 6 7 8

L.A.

310 318 332 333 339 349

SPRING

SPRING

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2018 FSA MEAN SCORES ENGLISH/L.A.

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES 337 343 351

GRADE

PRINCIPAL: Alexandra Fox WEBSITE: http://www.franklin-academy.org 6301 South Flamingo Road Cooper City, FL 33330 PH: (954) 780-5533, FAX: (954) 436-2861, HOURS: Elementary: 7:30am - 2:15pm Middle: 8:30am - 3:15pm 2018 School Grade: A

NOVA HIGH

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

G RADE 3 4 5

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GRADE ENGLISH/L.A. MATH SCIENCE ALGEBRA 1 BIOLOGY 1 CIVICS GEOMETRY SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING

9 10

SILVER RIDGE ELEMENTARY

334 340 348

PRINCIPAL: Michael Consaul WEBSITE: http://pne.browardschools.com 5350 SW 90th Ave., Cooper City, FL 33028 PH: 754-323-4100, FAX: 754-323-4185 HOURS: 9:00am - 3:30pm 2018 School Grade: A

201

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

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PRINCIPAL: Angine Tyghter WEBSITE: http://novaeisenhower.browardschools.com 6501 SW 39th St, Davie, FL 33314 PH: 754-323-6650, FAX: 754-323-6690, HOURS: 9:30am - 3:30pm 2018 School Grade: B

GRADE ENGLISH/L.A. MATH SCIENCE ALGEBRA 1 BIOLOGY 1 CIVICS GEOMETRY SPRING SPRING SPRING SPRING

NOVA EISENHOWER ELEMENTARY

PRINCIPAL: Jimmy Arrojo WEBSITE: http://westbrowardhigh.com 1200 SW 136th Avenue, Davie, FL 33325 PH: 754-323-2400, FAX: 754-323-2530 HOURS: 7:40am - 2:40pm 2018 School Grade: B

PRINCIPAL: Frank Zagari WEBSITE: www.broward.k12.fl.us 1355 S. Nob Hill Road, Davie, FL 33324 PH: 754-323-3300, FAX: 754-323-3385, HOURS: 9:30am – 4:00pm 2018 School Grade: B

NOVA BLANCHE FORMAN ELEMENTARY

WESTERN HIGH

INDIAN RIDGE MIDDLE

417

PRINCIPAL: Jacob Goldberg WEBSITE: https://www.recscoopercity.org/ 2800 N. Palm Avenue, Cooper City, FL 33026 PH: 954-668-2500, FAX: 954-668-2980 GRADES K-2 HOURS: 8:00am - 2:45pm GRADES 3-8 HOURS: 8:00am - 3:15pm 2018 School Grade: A

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

GRADE ENGLISH/ MATH SCIENCE ALGEBRA 1 BIOLOGY 1

CIVICS GEOMETRY HISTORY

SPRING SPRING SPRING

3 4 5 6 7 8

L.A.

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SPRING

SPRING

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PRINCIPAL: Melinda S. Cunningham WEBSITE: http://hawkesbluff.browardschools.com 5900 SW 160th Avenue, Davie, FL 33331 PH: 754-323-6100, FAX: 754-323-6140, HOURS: 8:00am - 2:00pm 2018 School Grade: A

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BRIGHT & SMART – ROBOTICS, CODING, & ENGINEERING ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

GREENTREE PREP CHARTER SCHOOL

Our STEM Engineering Program includes Hands-on Robot Assembly, Coding, 3D Printing and more through: • Spring, Summer, Winter and One Day Camps • On-Site Field Trips for Schools, Camp and After-School Program Providers • Electives During School Hours! • Afterschool and Saturday Programs Our unique and comprehensive programs are tailored exclusively to meet the latest STEAM curriculum and Common Core objectives. Children in all our programs are immersed in a unique, fun-filled experience that fosters teamwork, builds problem-solving skills, and nurtures critical and creative thinking. All girls and boys, 7–14 years old, are eligible to attend at various locations. Register for an Introductory Trial Class today! Get in contact: (954) 816-3346, Info@BrightAndSmart.com, Visit our website: www.BrightAndSmart.com. Stay connected: www.facebook.com/BrightAndSmart, www.twitter.com/Bright_n_Smart, www.instagram.com/brightandsmart.

DAVIE PAL S.T.E.M. (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH) This program will use STEM Robotics as a platform for engaging students in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, project management and teamwork skills. Classes are held Thursdays 6:15pm – 7:15pm. Classes are $50 for each 8 week course. For more information call (954) 321-2561 or visit www.daviepal.org.

STEM – SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING MATH STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines – Science, technology, engineering and mathematics is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines – in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Sessions are held each Friday at 6:00pm at the Pines Island Multipurpose Center. For more information, call (630) 337-8816.

CODE NINJAS Kids aged 7-14 learn to code while building games they love! Kids love technology, games, and having fun with friends. Parents want to give their kids the best and brightest future possible. Everyone wins at Code Ninjas. Our students progress through an engaging 9 belt game-based coding curriculum that teaches teamwork, logic, math, and problem solving. Kids gain vital STEM skills while having a blast. After school drop-ins, daytime Homeschool classes, Parents Night Out, Camps and Parties available! 5534 S. Flamingo Rd., Cooper City, FL. (954) 399-7000. Codeninjas.com.

BRICKS 4 KIDZ Classes explore architecture, engineering, and technology concepts using LEGO bricks. Classes offered Thursdays at the Cooper City Community Center (9000 SW 50th Place). Classes for children in grades K–5th. For information on class times, fees, and registration, contact Parul Patel at (954) 907-5420 or ppatel@Bricks4Kidz.com.

DAVIE ROBOTICS Encourage your child to explore and learn pre-engineer concepts. Children build their own robot following the step-by-step instructions and then use a computer to program the robot to accomplish a predetermined mission. All workshops are different in mission attachments and games. Classes are held Mondays from 4:30pm – 5:30pm at the Davie Pine Island Multipurpose Facility located 3801 South Pine Island Road. Classes are designed for children ages 6–12 years old. For more information and to register, please call (786) 262-6266.

Greentree Prep Charter School provides learning beyond the standards for gifted and talented students and those who want to learn in a gifted learning environment. Our goal is to challenge and motivate students and help them achieve their personal best through individualized programs. Our charter school offers innovative, research-based education in a nurturing environment with a private school feel. Now accepting applications for K–6th grade students. Contact (954) 780-8733. NEW LOCATION; 6301 SW160th Avenue (Dykes Rd), Southwest Ranches 33331. www.greentreeprep.com.

FRANKLIN ACADEMY COOPER CITY CAMPUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 6301 South Flamingo Road Cooper City, FL 33330 PH: (954) 780-5533, FAX: (954) 436-2861, http://www.franklin-academy.org.

RENAISSANCE CHARTER SCHOOLS AT COOPER CITY ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE 2800 N. Palm Avenue, Cooper City, FL 33026 PH: (954) 668-2500, FAX: (954) 668-2980, https://www.recscoopercity.org/

HIGH SCHOOL & GRADUATION SERVICES HERFF JONES BROWARD COUNTY / CHUCK PULERI & ASSOCIATES (954) 693-0006. 8230 West State Road 84, Davie 33324. High School Rings, Championship Rings, Caps, Gowns, Tassels, Cords, Graduation Announcements, Graduate Name Cards, Thank You Notes, Class Year Merchandise, and more. Conveniently located in the heart of Broward County on State Road 84 between Pines Island Rd. & University Dr. in Davie. Online shopping available via our website: www.HJBroward.com.

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAMS BROWARD ELITE ALL STARS Home School Physical Education Courses! Your child will be able to exercise with our certified staff in a fully air-conditioned facility with spring flooring. Wednesdays from 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Only $25 a class! Individuals and groups welcome! Call NOW for more information (954) 577-3332 or visit BrowardEliteAllStars.com. Located at 6800 SW 21st Court, Davie 33317.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND PRESCHOOLS SINGER EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER A Great Place to Grow! Bring your little one (from 3 months to 5 years) to the Singer Early Childhood Learning Center, the #1 rated VPK provider in South Broward and in the top 1% for VPK readiness for the State of Florida. We are A.P.P.L.E. accredited and received the Gold Seal for the highest quality in programs from the Department of Children and Family Services. Located at the David Posnack JCC, 5850 S. Pine Island Road, Davie. Open to the community. For registration and information, call (954) 434-7038. www.dpjcc.org.


K–12th Grade. Now accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. Offering academic excellence for over 20 years, Westlake Prep is established on a 10-acre campus in the heart of Cooper City. Highly qualified, certified teachers and administrators welcome all students seeking smaller class sizes, individualized instruction, college preparatory curriculum and a selection of three distinct academic pathways. Serving high achievers, average students and special needs. Full athletic program – 2015 State Champions Swimming. Chapel and religious studies available. No bullying zone policy. Accredited by SACS & FCIS. Members of the FHSAA. Title 1 approved. MCKAY and SUFS accepted. Speech and OT therapy are offered on campus. Call us today to schedule a tour. See for yourself if Westlake is the right school for your student. 8950 Stirling Road, Cooper City. (954) 236-2300. www.westlakeschool.com.

Nob Hill Academy is a modern and bright state-of-the-art facility. We offer Developmental Programs, Free VPK, Afterschool Program (pick-up from area schools) and Summer & Winter camps available. Locations in Sunrise (2 locations), (954) 748-2489, Davie (954) 791-9270 and Pembroke Pines. (954) 437-3949.

A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE PRESCHOOL & LEARNING CENTER

Recognized as one of the top schools in the state, now offering classes for students ages 1-6. The school offers an accelerated learning program for all students and has received A+ rating from the state for more than 15 years for Academic Excellence in Early Learning. Certified, Degreed Teachers, Low Ratios and Accelerated learning curriculum is offered. Our VPK students READ in less than 4 months. Now accepting VPK vouchers. NEW TODDLER CLASS OPEN! Rated #1 choice by parents, teachers and educators in the community! Contact us for more information. (954) 430-7707, 750 NW 180 Terrace, Pembroke Pines 33029. www.worldofknowledgekids.com.

SCHOOLS

NOB HILL ACADEMY

WESTLAKE PREPARATORY SCHOOL & ACADEMY

APPLE TREE MONTESSORI

Helping your child become… Pine Island Montessori is a fully licensed, National School Choice Leadership Award recipient, FREE VPK and McKay accepting private school. We currently offer full time/ part time infant care, preschool and elementary. Open 7am-6pm M-F, we also offer aftercare with pick up from local schools, an award winning summer camp, day and holiday camps all on our beautiful 5 acre campus. Please call (954) 443-6337 visit www.pineislandmontessori.com or come by 5499 SW 82nd Ave Davie, FL 33328 to learn more.

Apple Tree Montessori, now under new ownership, offers an advance curriculum for Toddlers thru 8th grade students. Our students receive honors course credits in middle school. A true Montessori school with Certi ed Montessori Teachers. Small class sizes for individual attention and a proven curriculum to help students achieve high scores in SAT’s. Visit the school and see the improvements to the campus and program. Located at 6301 SW 160th Avenue (Dykes Rd) in Southwest Ranches. (954) 252-9250. www.appletreemont.com. NOW OFFERING VPK.

TUTORING DAVIE POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL) TUTORING

TEMPLE DOR DORIM EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Beginning Your Child’s Journey Through Excellence in Education. A NATIONAL AWARD WINNING EARLY CHILDHOOD Center, NAEYC Accredited and VPK program provider with scores among the highest in the state. Ages 3 months – 5 years. Now offering full time Infant Care and a Pre-K dual language program. Mommy & Me classes available. Before & aftercare and enrichment classes to age 8. Summer camp, travel and non travel camp and mini camp program for 3 months through 5th grade. Complimentary Temple Membership for ECC Families. Discounts for new families! Hablamos Espanol. Open to the Community. 2360 Glades Circle, Weston 33327. (954) 389-1232, www.dordorim.org or find us on Facebook @ Temple Dor Dorim.

Get your child the help they need with our after school tutoring program. Our program is designed for children from third grade through eighth grade. Certified teachers and volunteers are here to assist your child with homework, questions and getting prepared for State Testing. Fee: $92.50 per quarter (Approx. 9 weeks). Classes are offered Monday thru Friday, 3:30pm – 5:30pm. We offer pick-up for students that attend Davie Elementary & Somerset Academy Davie Charter. For more information call (954) 321-2561 or visit www.daviepal.org.

TUTOR YOU

Group tutoring for elementary and middle school students. Classes offered at the Cooper City Pool and Tennis Center, 11600 Stonebridge Pkwy. For information on class times, fees, and registration, contact (954) 680-4874 or visit www.DavieTutorYou.com.

By Chess for Kids

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ypically, when we think of after school activities we think of sports and activities that require physical effort. However, there is a whole world of activities that develop children’s intellect and are proven to be great tools for school and social life. Intellectual activities include those activities in which children have fun and gain knowledge on a specific subject. Chess is one of those activities in which children not only have a great deal of fun, but they also gain a variety of valuable skills while they learn and play. The main goal of chess is for children to understand logical strategy to foresee and predict consequences of action, therefore developing critical and logical thinking skills. Chess teaches children to be independent while learning to make decisions by themselves. It encourages children’s creativity and imagination as they become more inventive through play while developing new strategies and moves. Chess is self-motivating, encouraging children to search for the best move and the best plan to get to Check Mate! It is a rewarding and fun activity because the more children practice, the better players they become, and not one game is exactly the same as another. Players can create new moves and develop new strategies every time they play.

Learning to play chess at an early stage in life is very beneficial to their success in the classroom and life. It helps students concentrate and develop memory skills which, in turn, helps them pay attention in class. It also stimulates self-confidence, opening the door to further develop leadership skills. Children amass reasoning skills naturally while they increase their ability to solve abstract problems and anticipate conflict situations. With respect to values, it is a proven fact that playing chess diminishes violence at school and in the community, promoting respect for the other players, responsibility for their own actions, and compliance with the rules of the game. Chess goes hand in hand with science, technology, math, art and psychology. It develops a scientific way of thinking. It involves an infinitive number of calculations and strategies. Chess is considered an “Art” in the form of a game, and is a test of patience, nerves and will power. Chess for Kids is a chess program that has been running for more than 13 years in Florida. We are present in private and public schools, and city community centers in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties. Contact Chess for Kids for more information about our aftercare and chess in the classroom programs (954) 650-2562 or visit www.chessforkids.us.

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orking parents feel no guilt when their kids attend the after-school Adventure Program, at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center. Over the years, the after-school program has been the recipient of numerous awards—most recently the South Florida Parenting magazine’s Kid Crown Award for Best After-School Program. From 2:00pm to 6:00pm, every school day, the Adventure Program offers kindergartners through eighth graders many creative, fun choices. Parents have peace of mind that their kids are happy and are in a safe environment. Transportation to the J’s after-school program is available from many elementary and middle schools in the area. Center membership is not required to attend the program. Children can enjoy arts and crafts, Ga-Ga ball, kickball, Wii/Xbox and computer time, or they may finish their schoolwork in a supervised homework room. The fun takes place on the Center’s 40-acre campus, at 5850 S. Pine Island Rd., in Davie. The J houses two air-conditioned gymnasiums, a computer lab, game room, sports fields, a playground, a climate-controlled swimming pool, a newly opened splash pad, tennis courts, air-conditioned racquetball courts and dance studios. Middle schoolers have a blast in the program’s Teen JCrew division. They may hang out with friends, finish homework, use computers, swim, work out in the fitness center (ages 13 and up), participate in a Leadership-in-Training program or play in the Wii/Xbox game room.

In addition to all of the activities that are included with the after-school program fees, parents may sign their children up for extracurricular programs and classes for a separate fee, which includes: basketball, tennis, yoga, cooking, karate, Lego® robotics, soccer, science, stop-motion animation, jazzy art, Suzuki piano, hip hop, tap, ballet dance, gymnastics and tumbling. “Parents of children in our after-school program don’t feel that their kids are missing out on extracurricular activities,” said Arlene Abrams, JCC after-school program director. “Their kids are already here, and our counselors escort the children back and forth to the class or activity.” “We try to keep on top of what kids are interested in,” Abrams said. “This fall we will offer a drone technology class. The kids will learn the basics of drone flight, drone safety and how to build, code and fly different types of drones.” “We are also very excited to bring in “Young Engineers,” an Israeli STEM education company that has locations in over 40 countries,” said Abrams. The “young engineers” will use Lego® building bricks, motors and other mechanical parts and learn scientific principles in a fun and interactive way. When school is not in session, the J offers vacation days and winter and spring break mini-camps for a separate fee, with non-stop fun that includes field trips. On “early release days” children in the program are picked up at no extra charge. Parents may sign their kids up for two to five days per week, with or without transportation. A 10% discount is offered for each additional sibling. For more information, or to register for the program, call (954) 434-0499, ext. 202.


Davie / Cooper City / SW Ranches Sports & Activities Directory  

Back to School 2018

Davie / Cooper City / SW Ranches Sports & Activities Directory  

Back to School 2018