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what’s inside... Letter from the Publisher...................................................................6 Gecko Trampoline Parx Bounces into Weston.......................................... 8

AROUND TOWN..................... 9 – 14 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS DIRECTORY............................................ 10

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MID AUGUST - OCTOBER 2018 EVENTS DIRECTORY............... 16 - 17 PLANTATION’S KIDS NEWS.................................................. 18 - 19 BIRTHDAYS & SPECIAL EVENTS DIRECTORY............................. 20 - 21 SoFLO Volleyball U11 National Champions.....................................22

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DIRECTORY............................. 23 - 36

SPORTS DIRECTORY.................................................................. 24 - 30 ACTIVITIES DIRECTORY.............................................................. 30 - 36 THANKS COACH............................................................................ 38 Chess Art: Chess - A Tool for Education & Life........................................ 39 Escape to Miami Triathlon for Differently Abled...................................... 40

FAMILY HEALTH....................... 41 - 44 FAMILY HEALTH PROVIDER DIRECTORY.................................... 42 - 43

SCHOOLS.............................. 45 - 64 BROWARD COUNTY 2018 - 2019 SCHOOL CALENDAR................46 Tropical Elementary Opens Strong and Soars into Fall Season..............47 Mirror Lake Elementary: One Ocean, One World.............................48 Seminole Middle: Programs, Diversity, Progress................................49 PLANTATION SCHOOLS, 2018 SCHOOL GRADES & FSA SCORES....................................................................... 50 - 51 ACADEMIC DIRECTORY..............................................................52 Huntington Learning Center: 5 Benefits of Giving Your Kids Chores.......54 Broward Education Foundation Awards $1.45 Million in Scholarships...... 55 South Plantation High Legend Jim Overfield Retires.............................56 Renaissance Charter School at Plantation: An “A” School!..................57 Mirror Lake Elementary Butterfly Project Takes Flight............................58 Plantation Park Elementary Welcomes Back Students..........................58 Plantation High Looks Forward to Another Great School Year...............60 Become a Volunteer at Broward County Schools................................61 South Plantation High Where Your child is Meant to ‘BE’.....................64


Our Team

MARGOT LYONS PULERI President: Top Spin Publishing, Inc. Publisher: Pembroke Pines & Plantation (954) 806-9714 Direct MargotPuleri@gmail.com NIKKI READING Area Publisher Davie/Cooper City/SW Ranches (954) 296-3285 Direct 1nikkisports@gmail.com

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KIM KADEL Area Publisher • Coral Springs & Parkland • Weston (954) 803-2140 CSPDirectory1@gmail.com

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LINDA LOMBARDI Territory Representative (305) 989-9380 Direct LindaSports1@aol.com CAROLYN LASS Territory Representative (954) 696-2821 CarolynSports1@aol.com ANNA WARBURTON, Esq. Territory Representative (305) 525-6140 cooperdaviesports@gmail.com TINA STRAUSS School Liaison (954) 347-3992 tinaschools1@gmail.com JENNIFER GOWENS Creative Director raskugroup@aol.com SPECIAL THANKS TO Contributing Writers • Tina Strauss Contributing Photographers • Tadd Fisher • Linda Lombardi • Tina Strauss TOP SPIN PUBLISHING, INC. Sports & Activities Directory (954) 806-9714 Office 2114 N. Flamingo Road, #1269 Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 Website: www.sportsandactivities.com

Dear Readers,

SWEET 16! Happy Anniversary to the Sports & Activities Directory...celebrating 16 years of doing something we love, providing a valuable resource to our communities and helping build clientele for businesses! How sweet it is! For our next generation of parent readers, here is the timeline of how we got here: • Fall 2002: Launch of Weston Directory • Spring 2003: Launch of Pembroke Pines Directory • Fall 2006: Launch of Plantation Directory • Fall 2012: Launch of Davie/Cooper City/SW Ranches Directory - 1st Licensed Area • Spring 2013: Launch of Coral Springs/Parkland Directory - 2nd Licensed Area • Spring 2014: Launch of S&A Directory Smart Phone App • Spring 2018: Weston License Sold - 3rd Licensed Area We have been blessed with such a great fan base and readership because we focus on one thing and one thing only - a directory that every parent needs for their family. Seems like a simple concept, but it was a long and winding road to reach our goal to be the ONLY single source of information for sports, activities, events, schools, clubs & camps in your 5 mile radius. Along the way, we developed a Smart Phone App and put our publications online to make the directories simply a click away. We have established ourselves as the only publication delivered into the backpacks of elementary and middle schools and are endorsed by our Parks & Recreation Departments and Mayors. As a matter of fact, every applicable piece of information regarding the City(ies) where we publish receive free directory listings and promotion. In order to do all that, we have an amazing team in place that genuinely cares about our directories and they take pride in their role within the company. GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Our Graphic Designer/Creative Genius, Jennifer Rasku Gowens of The Rasku Group, has been with our team since 2003. She designs almost every dynamic ad you see in our directory and creates every page with her unique design, fonts and flare. She also oversees our website and facilitates our online magazines. We could not have survived without her creative leadership and commitment to our quality and our brand. PUBLISHERS: Our Publishers and/or Licensees include myself (Pembroke Pines & Plantation), Nikki Reading (Davie/Cooper City SW Ranches) and Kim Kadel (Coral Springs/Parkland and Weston). They are on the pulse of everything in their respective areas. You will see them at ball fields, networking events, schools and community events taking photos and gathering the content you want to see every quarter. They also work with businesses, cities and organizations to make sure we represent them well through listings, ads and articles. Inevitably, once a quarter, you will see us driving big trucks delivering our 15,000+ directories to every school, advertiser and family friendly location in your area. It is truly a labor of love! SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHERS: Sports photography is NOT easy! I have been trying for 16 years to become competent in this area, as have our publishers and representatives, but there is only ONE person that continues to deliver high quality action shots (indoor and outdoor) for our Directories and that is Tadd Fisher. Thank you for your 10+ years with us spending your weeknights and weekends at the fields dodging storms, enduring heat, and spending countless hours editing for us so the publishers get exactly what we need! TERRITORY REPRESENTATIVES: Our representatives are some of the best in the business. To clarify... they don’t go out to sell ads. We have a team of professionals that evaluate a company’s marketing needs and determine the best marketing package to reach our niche “active family” readership. They develop all inclusive marketing proposals that incorporate display ads, articles, photos, social media and community involvement through our vast network of connections. Many of our clients have been with us for over 10 years, some all 16! Why? Because we care more about their success than the dollar. A special thank you to Linda Lombardi who has been with us for 13+ years and continues to go the extra mile for her clients and our company! Thank you also to Carolyn Lass, our newer representatives Anna Warburton & Isabel Magette, and finally to Tina Strauss (School Liaison). When we have our team meetings, we share success stories, however they are not our own success stories, they are the stories of those we help by doing what we do. We often tear up when we hear how much of a difference we’ve made in people’s lives through their business growth, recognition of their accomplishments and our involvement in charitable endeavors. When we say it’s a Win-Win to partner with the Sports & Activities Directory team, we mean it! They say the day of print publication is suffering a slow death...but we are 16 years and thriving because we have a purpose in each community and a passion behind it! We are not going away! Thank you to our team, our communities, our readers and our advertisers for all you do to make it possible to continue to do what we love! Enjoy our Back to School issue! My best to you,

Margot

NOTE: All information supplied by organizations. Please contact the organization directly for additional information. The Sports & Activities Directory does not endorse the organizations directly. No material published herein may be reproduced in any manner, be it for print or online Web site use, whatsoever without specific prior written authorization from Sports and Activities Directory and Top Spin Publishing, Inc. © Copyright by Top Spin Publishing, Inc. All content is protected under copyright. All Rights Reserved.


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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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Clubs & Organizations BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD COUNTY Help children reach their full potential, through professionally supported, and one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. To learn more about becoming a mentor, enrolling your child into the programs, or making a donation, visit their website at bbbsbroward.org info@bbbsbroward.org. 4101 Ravenswood Road, Suite 123, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. (954) 584-9990.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF BROWARD COUNTY Special focus on at-risk youth between ages 7-18 years old, with 12 facilities serving 12,000 registered members. To learn more about becoming involved with the local Boys & Girls Clubs visit their website at www.bgcbc.org - Rick and Rita Case Unit: 7525 N.W. 33rd St., Davie, FL 33024. (954) 433-9000.

FRIENDS OF THE HELEN B. HOFFMAN PLANTATION LIBRARY

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A small group of friends, who shared a common interest in books, formed this club in 1970. Their mission was to: “Promote and foster the use and growth of the Plantation Library.” Meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month. Coffee is served at 9:30AM and the meeting begins at 10:00AM Book Sales: 1st Saturday, 3rd Saturday, and 3rd Friday of each month. 501 N Fig Tree Ln., Plantation, FL 33317. (954) 797-2140.

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GFWC PLANTATION WOMAN’S CLUB The Club, founded in 1949, is proud of its many contributions to residents, city parks, police and fire departments. The Club sponsors students who are Plantation residents at Florida’s public colleges and universities with financial scholarships. They donate to public schools and promote a wide variety of community improvement projects. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, at Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation 33317. For more information contact: President Darlene Vlazny at (954) 295-0754, Membership Chair Pat Hinde at (954) 661-3830, or visit their website at: www.gfwcplantationwomansclub.com.

GIRL SCOUTS OF BROWARD COUNTY The Girl Scouts of Broward County provides informal educational programs, for girls between ages 5-18. It is 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. For more information visit their website at www.gssef.org - 4701 NW 33rd Avenue, Oakland Park, FL 33309. (954) 739-7660.

THE GREATER PLANTATION CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Chamber serves as a catalyst for the economic success of its members, and the dynamic City of Plantation. Providing opportunities for growth, leadership, community partnership, and a voice for the business community. Meetings: Free Networking Mornings - Leads Groups Monthly Membership Breakfasts - Special Events. For more information visit their website at www.plantationchamber.org - 7401 NW 4th Street, Plantation, FL 33317. (954) 587-1410.

HEALTHY MOTHERS, HEALTHY BABIES COALITION OF BROWARD COUNTY Dedicated to reducing infant deaths by providing resources, education to pregnant women, parents, and their families. A community leader in providing services to pregnant women, teens, and families for more than 20 years. Provides access to prenatal care, education, advocacy, and public awareness for all families in Broward County, especially for those who are unable to afford private care. For more information visit their website at www.hmhbbroward.org, (954) 765-0550.

KIDS IN DISTRESS AUXILIARY KIDS is a local non-profit agency, providing a full continuum of care, dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse. The KID Auxiliary is a warm hearted volunteer group, which supports educational, and social events, while raising public awareness through their ongoing fundraising efforts. For further information on meetings and on how to get involved visit their website at www.kidaux.org - kidaux@yahoo.com, (954) 252-3365.

KIWANIS CLUB OF PLANTATION The KIWANIS Club of Plantation has served the community for more than 60 years. The club provides scholarships to high school students, Dictionaries to 3rd graders and reading books to 1st graders, as well as various items for food banks. The club Motto is: Serving the Children of the Community. They also sponsor KIWANIS youth organizations in Elementary Schools (K-Kids), Middle Schools (Builder’s Club), High schools (Key Club) and Colleges (Circle-K Int”l). The Club meets at 12 noon Wednesdays at Duffy’s Sports Grill, 811 S. University Drive in the Fountains Shopping Center, Plantation. For more information, contact: Michael Taussig at (954) 980-6099 or kcop2012prez@gmail.com.

KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS The Fraternal Order promotes enhancing the community through service. Meetings are each Wednesday at 7:00pm. The organization is for men and it is non-sectarian, fraternal order. Membership dues are $50 annually and all moneys raised go 100% to charities. To become a member, donate, or contact the Knights, contact Allan Fogelman. (954) 770-3437.

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.

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.

MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA 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.

MOMS CLUB OF PLANTATION A support group designed just for the stay-at-home mother of today! If you want a variety of activities for you and your children, and if you are proud of your choice of stay-at-home mothering, this is the club for you. There’re meetings daily, weekly, and monthly, for various activities. momsclubplantation@yahoo.com.

PLANTATION HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Plantation Historical Society meets every 4th Thursday of the month, at the Plantation Historical Museum at 511 North Fig Tree Lane, behind the Plantation Library. They coordinate new exhibits, collect historical information, run tours of the museum, and conduct extensive research. Free Admission. Contact them for membership information. (954) 797-2722.

THE PLANTATION JUNIOR WOMAN’S CLUB The Plantation Junior Women’s Club, founded in 1960, is a non-profit club that provides community service to the city, it’s schools and was key in founding the South Florida chapter of “Make A Wish”. The club combines social and cultural interests and welcomes all women to join, you do not have to live in Plantation to become a member. The general club meeting is held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Deicke Auditorium (5701 Cypress Rd) in Plantation at 7:30pm. For more information go to www.pjwcfl.org or call at (954) 903-7725.

PLANTATION UNIT OF PARLIAMENTARIANS Established in 1985, for people interested in parliamentary law, and in learning how to preside over a meeting. They are members of the Florida State Association of Parliamentarians & National Association of Parliamentarians. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the Broward Government Center. Meetings are free to the public. - Broward Government Center: 1 University Drive, Plantation, FL. (954) 791-2156.

ROTARY CLUB OF PLANTATION An organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide. Provides humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The main objective of Rotary is service in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. For more information and to learn more about membership visit their website at www.plantationrotaryclub.org, (954) 261-2113.

SOUTH FLORIDA JUBILEE CHORUS

A women’s singing organization that rehearses every Thursday night in Plantation, and performs a cappella four-part harmony around the South Florida Area whenever it gets the chance! South Florida Jubilee Chorus is a local, award winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International (SAI) a worldwide organization of women singers dedicated to preserving the barbershop style. Singing a cappella music, ringing chords, and hearing those close harmonies is a honed skill that our members enjoy, and learn at each rehearsal and at music schools that are provided by the International organization. We are accepting new members, and also are available for bookings. Call (954) 678-4223 or go to www.southfloridajubilee.com for more information.

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. Children benefit greatly from the advocacy of a Guardian ad Litem, a trained volunteer from the community, who simply wants to make sure the best interests of the children are served. The Guardian ad Litem program recruits, trains and supervises volunteers who work one on one with these children. To join and support Voices for Children, or to learn more about volunteering as a Guardian Ad Litem, visit their website at www.voicesbroward.org or email info@voicesbroward.org.

MORE ORGANIZATIONS - CITY OF PLANTATION - WWW.PLANTATION.ORG • • • • • • •

Broward on Broadway: (954) 805-2192. ChildNet: (954) 414-6001. Community Outreach (Crime Prevention Officers Assoc.): (954) 916-5602. Plantation Art Guild: (954) 475-1406. Plantation Elks & Elkettes: (954) 742-8840. Plantation Orchid Society: (954) 584-4796. S.P.C.A. Wildlife Care Center: (954) 524-4302.


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AUGUST

EVERY SUNDAY IN AUGUST

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11:00AM. Held at the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital in Sportsplex Park in Coral Springs (Sample Rd & Sawgrass Expressway), each Sunday. Guests are introduced to a featured animal in SNC’s exhibit area which includes both native and exotic animals that could not be released due to their injuries or the fact that they do not belong in Florida. Learn how to live with Florida’s varied and unique wildlife and how their choices, especially when it comes to pet responsibility, affects to the quality of life for our native wildlife and for our pets. Enjoy a unique and up-close experience and to learn how to be kind to all animals. Begins promptly and afterwards, guests can enjoy a self-guided tour through the exhibit area. Feature offering may be canceled in inclement weather. For more information call (954) 752-WILD or visit www.sawgrassnaturecenter.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

AN EVENING IN POLYNESIA

6:30PM - 9:30PM. Join us for an authentic Polynesian experience that is much more than just a show. Fire Dancers, hula girls, music, conch shell ceremony, photo ops, and more. Located at Pine Trails Amphitheater - 10555 Trails End, Parkland 33076.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

SUMMER YOUTH FISHING TOURNAMENT

8:00AM - 10:00AM. The Parkland Summer 2017 Youth Fishing Tournament will be held at the Pine Trails Park fishing pier and is open to participants ages 3–12. It is sure to be a REEL fun time and create Fantastic memories. The tournament is free and open to the public. Awards for the three installments of the tournament will be given following the tournament. Participants are responsible for bringing all necessary fishing supplies (fishing pole, line, bait, hooks).

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 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.

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.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

A visual arts competition for students in grades K-12, sponsored by The Plantation Junior Woman’s Club and the City of Plantation, Parks & Recreation Department. At a formal awards ceremony, first, second and third place winners will be presented with award ribbons and gift cards in each grade level. All winning pieces of art will be displayed November 10th & 11th at Art in the Park, held at Liberty Tree Park. Afterwards, the winning pieces of art will be displayed in Plantation Central Park for one year. All other entries will be returned to each school. (The City of Plantation is not responsible for lost or damaged artwork). Any medium may be used with the exception of sculptures. All entries should relate to the 2018 theme, “Splash into the Arts”. Art work must be 12” X 18” (mounted size), must be labeled on the back side with the entrant’s name and phone number and must be submitted with an entry form. Only one entry per person. Please do not frame artwork or use stretcher frames. Entry forms will be available Tuesday, September 4 thru Friday, October 5 at Plantation Central Park, Plantation Community Center, Volunteer Park, Jim Ward Community Center and Plantation schools. All entries must be received at Plantation Central Park by 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 5. For more information, call (954) 452-2510.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

PLANTATION ART SEARCH – GRADES K – 12.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

YOUTH HOT SHOT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

7:00PM. Central Park Gymnasium 9151 N.W. 2nd Street, Plantation. $10 per person (non-refundable). Age Divisions: 7 & 8, 9 & 10, 11 & 12. Register at Central Park. Sign up early as space is limited. For more information call (954) 452-2510.

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

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

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 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 & 9 HERITAGE HORSE SHOW

Plantation Equestrian Center, 1451 N.W. 118th Avenue, Plantation. (954) 476-4316.

MIAMI DOLPHINS V. TENNESSEE TITANS

1:00PM. At Hard Rock Stadium, Miami. www.miamidolphins.com.

PASC HORSE SHOW

Plantation Equestrian Center, 1451 N.W. 118th Avenue, Plantation. (954) 476-4316.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – 23

UNITED SOCCER CUP TOURNAMENT

ALL DAY. Central Park, Pine Island Park & SSP soccer fields. (954) 452-2510.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

MIAMI DOLPHINS V. OAKLAND RAIDERS

1:00PM. At Hard Rock Stadium, Miami. www.miamidolphins.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 FISHING DERBY

8:00AM – 10:00AM. The Parkland Fishing Derby will be held at the Pine Trails Park fishing pier and is open to participants ages 3–12. The derby is free and open to the public. Anglers can win awards for the biggest fish, smallest fish, and most fish caught. Participants are responsible for bringing all necessary fishing supplies (fishing pole, line, bait, hooks).

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 AUTISM SPEAKS WALK

Registration 8:00AM - Opening Ceremonies 9:00AM. Join us at the BB&T Center to participate in the Autism Speaks Walk, a special, family and sensory-friendly walk to raise money to continue to promote solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Join our efforts by registering today at AutismSpeaksWalk.org. 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise.

OCTOBER FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 & 6

CORAL SPRINGS CRAFT GUILD CRAFT SHOW & HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE

FRIDAY 5:00PM - 9:00 PM & SATURDAY 9:00AM 4:00PM. This year’s show will be at LaQuinta Inn & Suites. Friday night’s “Preview Sale” charges $3 or 3 canned goods which will be donated to a local Food Bank and Saturday hours there is NO entry fee! The Guild was historically Coral Springs’ first craft show and continues its tradition of kicking off the holiday season early with fine juried handcrafts in Jewelry, Fall & Holiday Décor & Ornaments, Wearables, Children’s Giftware, Hanukkah & Home Décor. Please e-mail: anjscarbro@gmail.com or go to www.coralspringscraftguild.com and check out their “Holiday Show” link! Visit us this year for 41st Anniversary Surprises! Event located: 3701 University Dr., Coral Springs.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5

DISNEY JUNIOR DANCE PARTY ON TOUR

6:00PM. Are you ready to DANCE? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. Sing and dance along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters. Kids of all ages and their families are all invited to the biggest dance party around! Featuring: Live appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Vampirina, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, and Doc McStuffins! Magical on-screen moments with Puppy Dog Pals, Muppet Babies, and the Lion Guard! Check out the VIP Pre-Party option with Character Greetings! Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. www.browardcenter.org.


EVENTS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 (TENTATIVE)

Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation. (954) 452-2525.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 & 7

9:00AM-1:00PM. Prepare yourselves for a Paw-sitively good time! Your furry friends won’t be spooked this Halloween with this event catered just for them. The City of Pembroke Pines and Power Financial Credit Union invite you to join us at the 6th Annual Halloween Event for dogs. The bark-tacular event will take place at the K-9 Officer Craig Rupp Dog Park, 9751 Johnson Street (just east of Palm Avenue). The event will feature costume contests for all size pups with different categories, games, prizes, and pet related vendors. Miss BOW WOW WEEN 2018: Dress your favorite furry princess in her best gown and bring her to the BOW WOW WEEN Event to compete for the title of MISS BOW WOW WEEN 2018. Winner will receive a crown and sash along with a prize basket valued at over $100.00. You and your best friend are guaranteed a Bark-takcular time. For event information, exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Special Events office at (954) 392-2116 or visit www.ppines.com/specialevents.

HERITAGE HORSE SHOW

Plantation Equestrian Center, 1451 N.W. 118th Avenue, Plantation. (954) 476-4316.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

EQUESTRIAN DRESSAGE SHOW

Plantation Equestrian Center, 1451 NW 118th Avenue, Plantation. (954) 476-4316.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 PARKLAND DASH

7:00AM. 5K, 5 Mile, and 1 Mile Fun Run to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Check-in will take place from 6:00AM – 6:30AM. Participants can choose a certified 5K course, 5 Mile course or a 1-mile fun run/walk. 5K and 5-mile participants will be scored and timed by Accuchip who will be providing disposable tags for all participants. Individuals or families can enjoy the 1-mile fun run/walk. Strollers are welcome for all courses. T-shirts will be provided for the first 500 pre-registered participants and food will be available following the race. Awards will be given for overall winners, masters and individual age groups. The race will take place at Pine Trails Park located at 10555 Trails End, Parkland.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE

10:00AM & 11:30AM SHOWS. Experience the fun adventures of Madagascar’s characters by using songs and movement to make them come to life. Grade Level: K-2. Tickets $5. Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. www.browardcenter.org.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

DANNY CARMO’S MATHEMATICAL MYSTERIES

10:00AM. Prepare to be amazed, dazzled and bewildered by this spectacular show where math, theater and digital technology collide to create a fun and interactive performance proving that learning math can be fun! Tickets $5 - $7.20. Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. www.browardcenter.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

SHOWTIMES VARY. Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to Fort Lauderdale as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design. Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. www.browardcenter.org.

BOW WOW WEEN

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

MOONLIGHT MOVIE IN THE PARK

8:00PM. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and relax…the movie is on us! The full-length feature film is projected onto a giant inflatable screen. Bring your own food and beverages; however alcohol is not permitted in the Park. Movie title to be announced. For more information, please call (954) 389-4321.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

MIAMI DOLPHINS V. CHICAGO BEARS

1:00PM. At Hard Rock Stadium, Miami. www.miamidolphins.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

DISNEY FREAKY FRIDAY - A NEW MUSICAL

SHOWTIMES VARY. Hailed by The Washington Post as “a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale,” this classic story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours has been given a contemporary spin with a hilarious new book and “a driving pop and rock score” by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey. Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. www.browardcenter.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS

9:30AM & 11:30 AM SHOWS. When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic inter-planetary field trip! But when rivalries both old and new threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in Theatreworks USA’s new musical adaptation based on the original book series. Aventura Center, Miami. www.browardcenter.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 A FAMILY HALLOWEEN AND SAFETY FESTIVAL

10:00AM - 2:00PM. $5 per person (2 years and older). Volunteer Park, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation. Children’s carnival - Games & Activities - Costume contests for children and adults - Police and Fire safety exhibits - Inflatables - Food and safety products - Free candy and Halloween bags for kids. Sponsored by the City of Plantation Parks and Recreation Department and the Plantation Police Department. For more information, please call the Police Department at (954) 797-2602 or the Parks and Recreation Department at (954) 452-2510.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 & 21

GOLD COAST LACROSSE TOURNAMENT

ALL DAY. Central Park & Pine Island Park fields. (954) 452-2510.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

MIAMI DOLPHINS V. DETROIT LIONS

1:00PM. At Hard Rock Stadium, Miami. www.miamidolphins.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22 WE THE PEOPLE

10:00AM. We the People is a musical revue that brings American Civics lessons to life and makes Social Studies exciting and accessible. Students have a blast learning about the three branches of government, the First Amendment, presidential elections, democracy, the judicial process and more. Through a variety of musical styles relevant to today’s youth, including rock, rhythm-and-blues, and hip-hop, this production will instill American pride in audiences of all ages, and perhaps even inspire them to get involved and make a difference. TICKETS: $5.00 - $7.20. Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. www.browardcenter.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

HALLOWEEN TRUNK OR TREAT

4:00PM - 7:00PM. Wear your favorite costume and join us for an exciting night of trunks and treats at the City of Parkland’s annual Halloween Festival. Stroll through our trunk or treat lane, enjoy tunes from our favorite DJ and pick out a pumpkin to decorate at the Parkland pumpkin patch. Trunk or treating provides a safe and fun way for families to enjoy Halloween! Located at the Equestrian Center at Temple Park 8350 Ranch Rd, Parkland 33067.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

HONOR FLIGHT SOUTH FLORIDA

7:00PM. The City of Parkland presents movies in the park at the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater, located at 10555 Trails End, Parkland. We transform the park into our own local movie theater with an inflatable movie screen, activities for the kids, and more.

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.

THURSDAY 10:00AM - 9:00PM; FRIDAY 9:00AM 9:00PM; SATURDAY 9:00AM - 4:00PM. Admission on Thursday’s Preview Day is $3.00. Admission is free on Friday and Saturday. Celebrate the season by visiting the craft show with handmade crafts for Fall and Halloween, Christmas and Hanukkah gifts and ornaments, jewelry, greeting cards, beach items, home décor, fabric crafts, and artwork. The Coral Springs Chapter welcomes new members who are interested in learning new craft techniques, sharing ideas with fellow crafters, and participating in craft shows. Contact: sallyfinley1@yahoo.com or call (954) 798-1672. Located at: LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 3701 University Dr., Coral Springs.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

3:00PM & 7:30PM SHOWS. A mother. A daughter. A boulder that would transform their world. In this two part motivational lecture, Meridith Hankenson Alexander shares the story of how the crushing blow from a random boulder taught her and her daughter, Schuyler, not how to face death but how to choose to fully live! We all face obstacles, adversity and fear. Join Meridith on a journey to discover how to tackle the boulders in your life as sometimes the things that threaten to destroy us are the very things that propel us to soar! Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft. Lauderdale. www.browardcenter.org.

6:00PM - 9:00PM. FREE. Join us for some family fun and spooky activities including a costume contest, pumpkin patch with prizes, shows, trick or treat stations, spooky strolling characters and many more surprises. The event will be held at The Charles F. Dodge City Center, 601 City Center Way. For more information, contact the Special Events office at (954) 392-2116.

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS IN OCTOBER (BEGINNING 10/12)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

7:00PM. Haunted Hamptons is located at Hampton Pines Park 7800 Hampton Blvd. N., Lauderdale. General admission $5 fast pass $10 presented by the City of North Lauderdale parks and recreation department. For more information please call parks and recreation department at (954) 724-7061.

7:00AM – 2:00PM. Spend a fun family day with us. With over 100 venders you can shop for new and used items, collectibles, crafts, Food Court, 50/50 Raffle and hourly drawings, Karaoke, Free Admission & Parking. 701 N. Hiatus Road, Pembroke Pines 33026. (954) 432-0206. Space rentals still available.

THURSDAY – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 – 13

25TH ANNUAL CORAL SPRINGS SOUTHERN HANDCRAFT SOCIETY CRAFT SHOW 2018

HAUNTED HAMPTONS

MOVIES IN THE PARK

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE CHURCH ANNUAL FLEA MARKET

BOO-VILLE

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BROWARD COUNTY HS CHAMPIONSHIP SWIM MEET

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4

MIAMI DOLPHINS V. NEW YORK JETS

1:00PM. At Hard Rock Stadium, Miami. www.miamidolphins.com.

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UPCOMING SPORTS SEASONS For more information, visit the sports directory of this publication or the P AL website at www.palsports.org.

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• RECREATIONAL BASEBALL: Season February - June, Registration November • PLANTATION STARS TRAVEL BASEBALL: Tryout & Registration in November • WINTER BASEBALL: Season November - January, Registration September • BASKETBALL 10ft. REC: Season February - May, Registration November • SOCCER REC: Season November - February, Registration August • SOCCER REC CLINIC: Season December - February, Registration August • RECREATIONAL SOFTBALL: Season February - May, Registration November • PLANTATION PRESSURE TRAVEL SOFTBALL: Registration August, November, January

ONGOING REGISTRATIONS: SWIMMING, DIVING, WATER POLO, TENNIS, GOLF, HORSEBACK RIDING

Plantation Parks & Recreation Facilities ADDRESS & PHONE NUMBERS AQUATICS COMPLEX Central Park, 9151 NW 2nd Street 954-452-2525 CENTRAL PARK 9151 NW 2nd Street 954-452-2510 PLANTATION WOODS PARK 5555 Palm Tree Road 954-452-2510 EQUESTRIAN CENTER 1451 NW 118th Avenue 954-476-4316 VOLUNTEER PARK 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd. 954-452-2558 VELTRI TENNIS CENTER Central Park, 9101 NW 2nd Street 954-452-2530 JIM WARD COMMUNITY CENTER 301 NW 46th Avenue 954-585-2346


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UPCOMING EVENTS For more information call 954-452-2510.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 PLANTATION ART SEARCH – GRADES K – 12.

A visual arts competition, sponsored by The Plantation Junior Woman’s Club and the City of Plantation, Parks & Recreation Department. At a formal awards ceremony, first, second and third place winners will be presented with award ribbons and gift cards in each grade level. All winning pieces of art will be displayed November 10th & 11th at Art in the Park, held at Liberty Tree Park. Afterwards, the winning pieces of art will be displayed in Plantation Central Park for one year. All other entries will be returned to each school. (The City of Plantation is not responsible for lost or damaged artwork). Any medium may be used with the exception of sculptures. All entries should relate to the 2018 theme, “Splash into the Arts”. Art work must be 12” X 18” (mounted size), must be labeled on the back side with the entrant’s name and phone number and must be submitted with an entry form. Only one entry per person. Please do not frame artwork or use stretcher frames. Entry forms will be available Tuesday, September 4 thru Friday, October 5 at Plantation Central Park, Plantation Community Center, Volunteer Park, Jim Ward Community Center and Plantation schools. All entries must be received at Plantation Central Park by 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 5. For more information, call (954) 452-2510.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 YOUTH HOT SHOT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

7:00PM. Central Park Gymnasium 9151 N.W. 2nd Street, Plantation. $10 per person (non-refundable). Age Divisions: 7 & 8, 9 & 10, 11 & 12. Register at Central Park. Sign up early as space is limited. For more information call (954) 452-2510.

OCTOBER

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 & 7 HERITAGE HORSE SHOW

Plantation Equestrian Center, 1451 N.W. 118th Avenue, Plantation. (954) 476-4316.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 A FAMILY HALLOWEEN AND SAFETY FESTIVAL

10:00AM - 2:00PM. $5 per person (2 years and older). Volunteer Park, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation. Children’s carnival - Games & Activities - Costume contests for children and adults - Police and Fire safety exhibits - Inflatables - Food and safety products - Free candy and Halloween bags for kids. Sponsored by the City of Plantation Parks and Recreation Department and the Plantation Police Department. For more information, please call the Police Department at (954) 797-2602 or the Parks and Recreation Department at (954) 452-2510.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 & 21 GOLD COAST LACROSSE TOURNAMENT

ALL DAY. Central Park & Pine Island Park fields. (954) 452-2510.

NOVEMBER

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 & 11 ART IN THE PARK

Plantation Equestrian Center, 1451 N.W. 118th Avenue, Plantation. (954) 476-4316.

SATURDAY 9:00AM - 5:00PM, SUNDAY 10:00AM - 4:00PM. FREE Admission! Plantation Junior Woman’s Club invites you and your family to two fun-filled days of fine artists, entertaining musicians, special events and hands-on art projects especially for children. For more information call (954) 797-9762 or (954) 452-2510. Liberty Tree Park 7421 N.W. 5th Street, Plantation.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

PASC HORSE SHOW

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE IN PLANTATION! HOLIDAY PARADE

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 & 9 HERITAGE HORSE SHOW

Plantation Equestrian Center, 1451 N.W. 118th Avenue, Plantation. (954) 476-4316.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – 23 UNITED SOCCER CUP TOURNAMENT

ALL DAY. Central Park, Pine Island Park & SSP soccer fields. (954) 452-2510.

9:00AM. The parade begins at the intersection of Broward Boulevard and N.W. 46th Avenue, turns north on N.W. 69th Avenue and then west on 4th Street to City Hall. Join us for the float awards and festivities at City Hall following the parade. The Holiday Parade is sponsored by the Plantation Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call (954) 587-1410 or visit their website at Plantationchamber.org.

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TAG USA GYMNASTICS & TRAMPOLINE & CHEER

DANCE FX PARTY

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!

SUPER TUBE & SURF PARTIES

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.

BROWARD BASEBALL ACADEMY (BBA) 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.

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.

YARD CARD CELEBRATIONS “Forget the card, Decorate the yard!” There’s always an occasion to make someone’s day! Custom yard greetings for birthdays, baby announcements, anniversaries and celebrations of all kinds! Visit www.yardcardcelebrations.com to view our photo gallery and book your celebration today or call (954) 980-9033 for more information.

Bring your party to our studio. Dance, fun, music and more. Currently in its 21st year, Dance FX has more than 50 dancers on its award winning competition team that travels all over the country. DANCE FX the home to the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ runner up, Tiffany Maher 2012 & Alexis Juliano Top 14 2013! Dance FX Alumni, Brandon Grimm, is a 2017 finalist on America’s Got Talent with his group Dancing with Diavolo. Bring your party to our studio. Call for available dates: (954) 742-3114. 10057D Sunset Strip, Sunrise 33323. www.DanceFXSunrise.com. 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.

MONSTER MINI GOLF 18 holes of indoor, monster themed, Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf. Experience cool special effects, great music, an interactive DJ, as well as arcade and redemption games! With two very posh, private party rooms and our Mad Scientist hosts, we are the perfect place for birthday and teen parties, field trips, fundraisers, group outings and corporate events. Monster Mini Golf is frightfully fun for all ages! 14435 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, 33027 (½ mile east of I-75), (954) 589-1878. 9533 Westview Drive, Coral Springs 33076 in Regal Cinemas Shopping Center, (954) 526-5115.

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, FL 33323, (954) 845-8740, www.gameroomsawgrass.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.


EVENTS GECKO TRAMPOLINE PARX

FLORIDA PANTHERS ICE DEN

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.

Celebrate your birthday party at the coolest place in town! We offer party packages during our Saturday & Sunday afternoon public skate sessions as well as Friday & Saturday nights for kids 13 and over. Our parties can accommodate 10–30 kids, or for parties of more than 30 guests, rent one of our sheets of ice for a private party of up to 100 guests! Let us do all the work for you while you sit back and enjoy the special day with friends and family members! For more information visit PanthersIceDen.com or call (954) 341-9956 TODAY! 3299 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs.

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. Offering 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. It’s more than an appearance, we offer a hero training with a message along with an autograph session with your hero. Working to help “Change the world one child at a time!” Contact us: 4KidsInNeed.Org, (954) 439-1878. Heroes with a mission.

FLORIDA PANTHERS Host your next group outing or party at a Florida Panthers hockey game! Whether you are hosting a birthday party, celebrating a business milestone or another special event, the BB&T Center is the place to be! Specially priced tickets and party spaces are available for groups of 10 or more. Call (954) 835-7825 for more information.

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. Call (954) 266-6848 or visit www.humanebroward.com.

CITY OF PLANTATION PAVILION & GAZEBO RENTALS Pavilion & Gazebos are available for rent for both residents and Nonresidents. Gazebos will hold up to 10 people and Pavilions will hold up to 50 people. Gazebos are $25 per hour for Residents and $35 per hour for Non-residents. Pavilion rentals are $65 plus tax for 3 hours for Residents and $105 plus tax for 3 hours for Non-residents. Corporate Pavilion rentals (will hold up to 100 people) are $85/3 hours for Residents and $255/3 hours for Non-residents, plus tax. Whether it’s a birthday, reunion or other special gathering, outdoor parties are always a hit! The standard pavilions available for rent, are located at Central Park, Deicke Park, Fig Tree Park, Jim Ward Park, Liberty Tree Park, Plantation Woods, Pine Island Park, Seminole Park & Sunset Park. Larger corporate pavilions, which hold up to 100 people, are located at Camp Everglades and Central Park. Call (954) 452-2510 for more information.

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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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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!

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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, 5 850 S. Pine Island Rd. Davie. Director – Wayne Stofsky, Wayne@BrowardBaseballAcademy.com. (954) 683-7747.

WESTON TRAVEL BALL, INC.

The Weston Hawks and Weston Rattlers Baseball Organizations have joined forces to form one travel baseball entity, Weston Travel Ball (WTB). The Hawks and Rattlers have achieved over 173 championships including: FPBL, Pony, AABC, Nations, USSSA, USSSA NIT, USSSA Super NIT as well as #1 Nationally Ranked USSSA Teams. All teams are led by a professional coach who, at a minimum, has played college baseball. Many teams have coaches who have played A, AA, AAA or Major League Baseball. The organization is led by Bruce Aven (former major league baseball player and who has run the Rattlers for the last 10 years) and Cliff Dickinson (who has run the Hawks for the last 10 years). Ages 9U through High School. There are two seasons each year; Spring (January-June) and Fall (August- November). CALL NOW FOR FALL SEASON TRYOUTS. For more information visit our website at www.westontravelball.com, email WestonTravelBall@gmail.com, or call Mark Aleman at (954) 651-8091. Follow us on Facebook at WESTON TRAVEL BALL BASEBALL or on Instagram @westontravelballbaseball.

PLANTATION ATHLETIC LEAGUE

Affiliated with Little League Baseball. Ages: 5–18. ONLINE REGISTRATION at www.palsports.org. • PAL RECREATIONAL BASEBALL PROGRAM: Residents $135, Non-Residents $185. Season of Play: February thru June. Registration: November, Ages 5 thru High School, Saturdays 9:00am – 2:00pm at Plantation Central Park Gym. Participation: Maximum of 3 times per week for all ages. plantationlittleleague.com. • PAL PLANTATION STARS TRAVEL BASEBALL PROGRAM: Tryouts & Registration: November. Ages 8 – High School. Residents $175, Non-Residents $225. Season of Play: Year Round Depending on Teams. Registration: after tryouts to see if accepted. • WINTER BASEBALL: Ages 5 - High School. Registration September, Months of Play November - January. Residents $135 / Non Residents $185.

BASKETBALL PLANTATION ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL)

ONLINE REGISTRATION at www.palsports.org. Information at plantationbasketball.com. • PAL YOUTH BASKETBALL – RECREATIONAL: Resident $110, Non-Resident $160. Registration: April at Plantation Central Park Gym. Season of Play: August thru November. Ages: 6 to 13. Participation: Maximum of 3 times per week for all ages. • PAL BASKETBALL 10ft. – RECREATIONAL: Ages 13 to 16. Resident $110, Non-Resident $160. Season of Play: February thru May. Registration: November, Saturdays 9:00am – 2:00pm at Plantation Central Park Gym.

ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUES

Ages 18 +. Tuesdays: $520 per team/10 games & playoffs, $20 late registration fee. Call (954) 452-2507 or visit www.plantationadultathletics.com.

MVP–MENTORING VALUABLE PROTÉGÉS BASKETBALL

Learn and develop dribbling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense and strategies. For more information call (305) 749-6090. Ages 5–8: Boys & Girls Skills Academy, Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Ages 9–12: Boys & Girls Skills Academy, Thursdays 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Resident $130/10 weeks. Non-Resident $140/10 weeks. • ADVANCED GROUP TRAINING: Ages 13 & up. Enhanced Basketball IQ with drills for skills training. Thursdays 8:00pm – 9:00pm. Residents $205/10 weeks. Non-resident $215/10 weeks.

CHEERLEADING 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.

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. Year round performances are optional. Feature performances include: Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins & Universal Studios.


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TAG USA GYMNASTICS & TRAMPOLINE & CHEER

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.

BROWARD ELITE ALL STARS

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.

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CYCLING & BIKING TEAM MEMORIAL ROAD BIKING

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 health 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.

DISC GOLF DISC GOLF

What do you get when you cross good old-fashioned golf with the sort of flying disc most commonly known as a Frisbee? You get disc golf. Four of disc golf courses are located in Broward County parks. Gamers attempt to traverse an 18-hole course from beginning to end using the fewest disc tosses. The courses are open free to the public, and you have to bring your own gear, although the park offices provide course maps and scorecards. • EASTERLIN PARK: 1000 NW 38th Street, Oakland Park. (954) 357-5190. • MARKHAM PARK: 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise. (954) 357-8868. • PLANTATION HERITAGE PARK: 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation. (954) 357-5135. • TRADEWINDS PARK: 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. (954) 357-8870.

DIVING & SPRINGBOARD CENTRAL PARK AQUATIC COMPLEX 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, (954) 452-2525. • SPRINGBOARD DIVING TEAM: Ages 5 & up. The Springboard Diving Team is for divers who have been trained in competitive diving through the Swim & Dive program or through Diving Lessons. U.S. Diving Certified Coaches: Paul Breitfeller (2000 Olympic Coach) and Jennifer Floyd. Call for more information on how you can become part of the Diving Team. Continuous enrollment. Pool membership required. Team trains Monday - Saturday. Times TBA. • SWIM & DIVE: Ages 4–9. Learn proper swimming and diving skills with emphasis on safety. Classes begin first Tuesday of the month, April – September, Tuesday/Thursday 2:30pm – 3:15pm or 6:00pm – 6:45pm. Residents: $125/month plus tax (8 classes) plus a $20 annual AAU Diving registration.

FOOTBALL TACKLE AND FLAG PLANTATION ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL) Online Registration at www.palsports.org. Follow on facebook.com/plantationwildcats. • PLANTATION WILDCATS TACKLE FOOTBALL: AGES: 5–14 years. FEES: $200/Plantation Residents, $250/Non-residents. SEASON: July – November. TRYOUTS: July. Registration: April at Plantation Central Park Gym. (954) 895-6549, catayala@aol.com, www.plantationwildcats.org. • PAL FLAG FOOTBALL – RECREATIONAL: Residents $110/NonResidents $160. Season of Play: July – November. Ages: 5 – 14 (Based on Sept 1st Birth date). REGISTRATION: April at Plantation Central Park Gym. Participation: Maximum of 3 times per week for all ages. plantationflagfootball.com.

ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE Ages 18+. Tuesday nights: $470 per team/10 games & playoffs, $20 late registration fee. Call (954) 452-2507 or visit www.plantationadultathletics.com.

GOLF MONSTER MINI GOLF

18 holes of indoor, monster themed, Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf and more! Feel the excitement and adventure of playing mini golf amidst cool monster décor that includes custom artwork and animated props. Our courses are challenging enough for adults to navigate, yet very playable for children. Experience our Weird Radio interactive DJ, who plays music and hosts contests for prizes. Monster Mini Golf is frightfully fun for all ages! 14435 Miramar Parkway, Miramar 33027. ½ miles east of I-75, (954) 589-1878. 9533 Westview Drive, Coral Springs 33076 in Regal Cinemas Shopping Center. (954) 526-5115.

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Online Registration at plantationwildcats.org. TACKLE/TRAVEL CHEER: Residents $125, Non-Residents $175. Registration: April at Plantation Central Park Gym. Practice begins July at the PAL Field. Season of Play: July thru November. Ages 5 thru 15. (954) 804-2926. Follow on Facebook.com/plantationwildcats.

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(GOLF CONT.) GOLF ACADEMY AT PLANTATION PRESERVE

Ages 6–15 & ADULTS. PGA professionals Barry Fitzpatrick, Nick Pinket and Chris Granger are providing the finest clinics, private instruction and Junior golf programs in South Florida. They will be running camps all season long for your child to advance his or her game. They also offer adult education classes and private video instruction. Call (954) 914-3731 for details.

PLANTATION PRESERVE GOLF COURSE & CLUB

7050 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, (954) 585-5020. Beginning golfers and seasoned pros will be challenged by the 18-hole championship golf course, approximately 7,000 yards in length playing to a par 72. Every hole has been constructed with 5 sets of tee boxes, allowing players to set their own level of difficulty. At this public facility, everyone will enjoy a country club atmosphere with country club service! Driving Range, Lessons, Memberships, Public Daily Golf. HOURS: Pro Shop Hours - 7 days: 7:00am – 6:00pm; Driving range - 7 days: 7:00am – 5:30pm; Restaurant (breakfast) - Mon. – Fri.: 8:00am – 11:00am: Sat.: 7:00am – 11:00am; Restaurant (lunch) - Mon. – Sun.: 11:00am – 3:30pm; Limited Menu- Mon. – Sun.: 3:30pm – closing; Friday Brunch Buffet: 11:00am – 1:30pm; Sunday Brunch Buffet: 9:00am – 1:30pm. Bar Hours: Mon. Fri. 8:00am - Closing. Sat & Sun 7am - Closing.

GYMNASTICS

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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.

GYMNASTICS Ages 3–11. Classes held at Central Park, 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation and Plantation Community Center, 5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation. Children are introduced to vaulting, balance beam, mini trampoline, round mats, incline mats and bars. Everything is modified for beginner to intermediate gymnastics. The cost of a 45-minute class is Residents $105/10 weeks, Non-residents $115/10 weeks, plus $5 insurance fee. The cost of a 55-minute class is Residents, $115/10 week, plus $5 insurance and Non-Residents, $125/10 weeks, plus $5 insurance fee. Classes at Central Park are offered Tuesdays late afternoon. Classes at Plantation Community Center are offered Wednesdays, late afternoon and Thursdays, late afternoon. Call (954) 255-7508 for details.

HOCKEY FLORIDA PANTHERS Playing in the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Eastern Conference, the Florida Panthers are a part of the Atlantic Division. With a roster of promising young players and championship-level veterans, a growing excitement surrounds the Panthers heading into next season. Don’t miss all of the action at the BB&T Center this season. For tickets call (954) 835-7825 or visit www.floridapanthers.com/ticketcentral • PREMIUM SEATING FOR HOCKEY AND EVENTS: Experience a Panthers game or concert in style in one of our suites. BB&T center suites offer space for 15-20 people, in-suite food and beverage options, parking passes, your very own suite attendant and more. F or more information and a tour of a suite, go to floridapanthers.com/ premium or call (954) 835-7828. • FLORIDA PANTHERS GROUP EXPERIENCES: Experience the game together! Host your next group outing or party at a Florida Panthers hockey game. Whether you are hosting a birthday party, celebrating a business milestone or another special event, the BB&T Center is the place to be! Groups start at just 10 people. Visit FloridaPanthers.com/Groups or call (954) 935-7825 (PUCK) for more information.

PANTHERS ICEDEN 3299 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065. (954) 341-9956 • Panthers IceDen is Florida’s premier facility for learning to play hockey, recreational and competitive hockey leagues and clinics! The official practice facility for the NHL’s Florida Panthers, & practices are open to public during the season. Top visiting teams from around the NHL have also practiced here while in town. • One of the most competitive and successful travel hockey programs in the state. The Florida JR Panthers regularly travel to tournaments in Florida and around the country. Let our team of top instructors help you raise your game to the next level!

HORSEBACK RIDING & EQUESTRIAN PLANTATION EQUESTRIAN CENTER 1451 NW 118th Avenue, Plantation, (954) 476-4316. pec@plantation.org. Facility hours: Thursday – Monday, 8:00am – Dusk, Tuesday & Wednesday, closed. Two stables that house 96 stalls, each with its own wash rack, one lighted main ring and two additional show rings, two practice rings (one lighted), turn-out paddock areas. • SUNDAY SHARE-A-PONY: Ages 4–12. A small group of beginner riders learning the art of horsemanship in a fun confidence-building atmosphere. Children will learn basic skills that will enable them to control a horse in a safe and trusting manner. Sundays, 9:30am – 11:30am. $40/per class, Non-residents $45/per class. Package of 4 sessions you may use at anytime, $130/Residents, $135/Non-residents. • CHILDREN’S GROUP RIDING LESSONS: Ages 6–16. A small group of beginner riders learning the art of horsemanship in a fun confidence-building atmosphere. Children will learn basic skills that will enable them to control a horse in a safe and trusting manner. September - May only. Limited to 6 riders per class. Hourly sessions Thursdays, 4:00pm & 5:00pm. Residents $130/4 classes. Non-Residents $135/4 classes.


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LACROSSE PLANTATION LACROSSE

All levels and beginners welcome. Focusing on giving players of all skill levels a quality learning experience and an opportunity to have fun playing lacrosse. Players work on agility, conditioning, teamwork, and the skills necessary to play lacrosse. They are taught to respect the game, as well as the other players. Recreational teams will travel to compete against other teams in the South Florida Youth Lacrosse League. Boys and girls teams U7, U9, U11, U13 and U15 – approximately 25 kids per team. Teams will practice twice per week, with games on Saturdays. Practices and home games will be held at Pop Travers Park. Registration begins November. FEES: $230/Plantation Residents, $280/Non-residents. For information, visit facebook.com/plantationpatriotslacrosse or email ph@plantationlacrosse.com.

KICKBALL ADULT CO-ED KICKBALL

Ages 18+. Thursdays $300 per team/ 10 games & playoffs. $20 late registration. Call (954) 452-2507 or visit plantationadultathletics.com.

MARTIAL ARTS MULTI-SPORT KARATE/MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING CLUBS

GOJU KARATE

Central Park, 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation. Ages 6 & up. USA Goju is a traditional Japanese style of karate consisting of hardstyle techniques and soft style techniques. Encompasses the traditional aspects of Japanese martial art while introducing the student to a wide variety of reality self-defense and street-smart technologies. Much emphasis is put into developing our children both mentally and physically. Teaches self-discipline, self-confidence, self-control and a competitive spirit that allows the individual to become all they can be. (954) 224-8890. Ages 6–12, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm and Ages 13 & up, Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Residents $45/month/2 classes per week, Non-residents $55/month/2 classes per week.

MMA KICK BOXING/FAMILY

Plantation Community Center, 5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation. All Ages. It is our goal to share the good values of the martial arts to help people reach high, yet attainable goals. At the MMA Program, you will learn a blend of three dynamic, powerful martial arts; grappling, hand and kicking techniques. It is a complete discipline involving the mind as well as the body. For further information, please call Pedro at (954) 8225875. Monthly. Tuesday & Thursday 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Resident $85/ month, Non-Resident $95/month.

TAE KWON DO / KARATE CLASSES

Plantation Community Center, 5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation. Ages 6 – 12. Taekwondo is the art of hand and foot fighting. It is an ancient Korean martial art that has evolved into a modern international Olympic sport. Through training, one can achieve harmony of mind and body, mental and physical discipline, self-control, self-confidence, humility, reduction of stress and the art of defending oneself unarmed. Instructor: Dr. Steve Preddie, M.Ed., D.Sc. and Dana Preddie, (954) 651-4080. Monthly. Monday & Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:00pm at Resident $50/ month, Non-Resident $60/month.

KARATE-DO SHOTOKAN CLASSES

Central Park, 9151 N.W. 2nd Street, Plantation. Ages 5 – 17. In each class, your child will learn basic techniques “Kata” as well as combat techniques “Kumite”. Improving each of the techniques to develop and acquire karate skills, physical conditioning and flexibility. Children develop skills and coordination through guided exercises for warmth, power, speed, and accuracy. Contact Regulo Esteves for further information at reguloesteves@gmail.com. Monthly. Ages 5 – 11, Thursday, 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Ages 12 – 17, Thursday, 6:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Resident: $65/month/2 classes week – Non-Resident: $75/month/2 classes week, plus $25 paid to instructor for uniform.

FORT LAUDERDALE TRIATHLETES (FLT)

Ready to join a club, but not sure where to begin? Florida, with its ideal weather, is a mecca for triathletes and FLT is one of the newly formed training clubs to meet growing demand. FLT was formed to perpetuate a healthy lifestyle, through the collaboration of Multi-Sport athletes. It is based on a culture of inclusion, support, and fellowship, through training, racing, and social interaction. In only one season, it has grown to 75 athletes strong thanks to support of the membership and its generous sponsors. Fort Lauderdale Triathletes is an official USAT (USA Triathlon) and IRONMANTM TriClub team. Members enjoy regular clinics/socials and “voluncheering” for each other and the tri-community at large. All members receive discounts from the sponsors and on select endurance races. Find out more at www.fltri.com or on Facebook (Fort Lauderdale Triathletes).

WOMEN FOR TRI (FLT LADIES)

Women For Tri embodies the heart and soul of what makes the sport so rewarding: testing your ability, overcoming challenges, and realizing the full depth of your potential in the most widely recognized test of endurance – triathlon. The FLT Women For Tri Program is designed to bring more women into the exciting sport of Triathlon, in the warm, supportive, and encouraging environment of FLT. Find out more at fltri. com or on Facebook (FLT Ladies – Women for Tri).

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 & CHEER 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.

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.

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Jim Ward Community Center, 301 NW 46th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. Ages 5 & up. Designed to introduce children to physical fitness and basic principles of self-defense. Karate as self-defense works well for all ages and both genders and teaches development of mind, body and spirit with emphasis on respect and exercising discipline at all times. Advanced students attend classes twice weekly. Sensei Keith Lester – Senior Instructor, Sensei Gutemberg (Ken) Demond and Sensei Shona Eiland. Kids Karate (954) 258-2957. Continuous. Beginners Ages 5 & up, Saturday 11:45am – 1:45pm. Beginners Advanced, Saturday 9:00am – 11:30am. Resident $40/month* Non-Resident $50/month, plus $20 paid to instructor at first class for uniform.

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PICKLEBALL

SOCCER

PLANTATION CENTRAL PARK PICKLEBALL COURTS

FUTSOC

Ages 16+. Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis played on a badminton-sized court with special pickleball paddles. The ball used is similar to a whiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to be challenged. Hours: Pick up games on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 7:00pm. Organized play on Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30am - 10:00am, and Saturdays 8:00am - 10:00am. Plantation Central Park, 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation. Courts are located on the converted east roller hockey rink #4. For more information, call Veltri Tennis Center at (954) 513-3540.

RUGBY 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.

FORT LAUDERDALE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S RUGBY

No experience necessary. All play is at Mills Pond Park. Call (954) 543-6287 (men’s division) or (201) 787-6503 (women’s division) or visit www.ftlrugby.com.

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Ages 12 & Up. Become a PADI certified SCUBA diver. Class is comprised of home study (text, video and self-tests), classroom instruction, 3 sessions at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex to learn use of equipment and underwater skills and 4 ocean dives at coral reefs with instructors over 2 days, leading to certification. Includes instruction, student kit, use of rental gear and video, pool use, boat fees and PADI certification card. Student provides mask, fins, snorkel and weights. For more information or to register for class, call or visit Diver’s Cove, 2335 S. University Drive, Davie, (954) 473-1220. $399 and up.

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. TRYOUTS: APRIL 30 - MAY 24. 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. • ENIGMA CUP: International Youth Soccer Tournament in Weston, FL – June 11 – 17, 2018. Website: www.enigmacup.com - Email: info@enigmacup.com • HIGH PERFORMANCE SOCCER TRAINING ACADEMY & CAMPS: Contact: f.tamayo@futsoc.club.

ADULT 6 X 6 SOCCER LEAGUE

Ages 18+. Sunday mornings, Friday & Sunday nights. $450 per team/10 games & playoffs, $20 late fee. Call (954) 452-2522 or visit plantationadultathletics.com.

PLANTATION ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL)

Online registration at www.palsports.org. • PAL SOCCER – RECREATIONAL: Residents $135 / NonResidents/$185. Registration: August 2018, Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm at Plantation Central Park Gym. Season of Play: November thru February. Ages 6 thru 17. Participation: Maximum of 3 times per week for all ages. • PAL SOCCER CLINIC – RECREATIONAL: Ages: 4 and 5. FEES: Residents $90 / Non-Residents $145. Registration: August 2018, Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm at Plantation Central Park Gym. Season of Play: December – February. Participation: 2 times per week, Friday night and Saturday morning. • PAL SOCCER (EAGLES) – TRAVEL: AGES: 8–17. Residents $300 – $700, Non-Residents $350 – $750. Tryouts (boys & girls) begin in May at Central Park. Season: Year Round. Registration: Online in June.

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. PLANTATION ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL) • PAL GIRLS RECREATIONAL SOFTBALL: Visit www.palsoftball.com. AGES: 4–17. SEASON: February – May. Registration: November, Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 8:00pm and Fridays 9:00am – 3:00pm at Plantation Central Park Gym. Register Online at parks. plantation.org. FEES: Residents $115 / Non-residents $165. Participation: Maximum of 3 times per week for all ages. • PAL PRESSURE GIRLS TRAVEL SOFTBALL: Visit www.plantationpressure.com. Ages 7–18, Year Round. Residents $125 / Non-residents $175. Teams usually hold tryouts in January and February and again in August, or on as-needed basis. Registration in November.


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ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Adults 18+. Monday (Co-ed), Tuesdays (Divisions 1, 2, 3 & 4), Sunday mornings. $480 per team/10 games & playoffs, $20 late registration fee. Call (954) 452-2507 or visit www.plantationadultathletics.com.

WOMEN’S OVER 25 RECREATIONAL SOFTBALL LEAGUE

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 9151 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, (954) 452-2525. www.Plantation.org. Two Olympic size pools, each 50 meters by 25 yards, and a 500 square foot water playground for toddlers. • POOL HOURS: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm and Holidays 10:00am – 2:00pm. Sun (Memorial Day-Labor Day) 8:00am – 2:00pm. Memberships Available or Daily Gate Fees Apply. Members may swim as early as 7:30am, Monday – Friday, year-round. • PLANTATION SWIM TEAM: Known as the Piranhas, the Plantation Swim Team (PST) is a City-sponsored, year-round U.S. Swimming team offering instruction, fitness and endurance training and competition for all ages and abilities (Age-Group through Masters Swimming). TRYOUTS: Monday – Thursday, 3:30pm & 4:45pm. Child’s swim skills are evaluated for placement in the appropriate group. Child needs bathing suit and towel. Call for fees. (954) 452-2526. www.swimpst.com. • U.S. MASTERS/TRIATHLON SWIM TEAM: Designed for health, fitness, mental and physical well being, along with swim stroke improvement. Must be able to swim 25 yards. Training for competitive swim meets and training for triathletes, if so desired. Nationally accredited USS Certified Staff Coach. Call (954) 452-2526 for fees and times. • SWIM BABIES SWIM: Ages 6 months – 6 years. Babies learn to surface and float on their backs, should they accidentally fall into the water. Young children learn to surface and swim to the edge and to breathe by positioning themselves onto their backs, then swimming until they reach safety. For more information or to make reservations, call (954) 663-6518. Please leave a message and your call will be returned. Resident $199 and Non-resident $209. • WATER AEROBICS: Ages 18 & up. Water exercise classes offer a total body workout to improve muscle strength, flexibility and provide an efficient cardiovascular workout. Deep Water Aerobics is held in the diving well so that you do not come in contact with the bottom of the pool. A buoyancy belt is provided to allow arms and legs to perform large movements against the resistance of the water. Both classes are geared for beginner to advanced. No swimming skills are needed. Seniors Welcome. USWFA Certified Instructor. Water Aerobics: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 11:00am – 11:50am. Deep Water Aerobics: Tuesday 7:00pm – 7:50pm & Saturday 11:00am – 11:50am. Residents: $16/1 class, $58/4 classes, $77/8 classes or $86/12 classes, Non-residents: $17/1 class, $631/4 classes, $84/8 classes or $96/12 classes. • LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM: Plantation’s Learn-to-Swim Programs offer training for all ages, infant through adult. Programs include the American Red Cross Swim Lesson Program; Private Swim Lessons; Camp Swim Lessons; Special Needs Swim Lessons; Infant Swim Lessons; and Swim & Dive Instruction. • AMERICAN RED CROSS-LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM: Swim lesson sessions consist of 6 lessons. Makeup lessons are scheduled only when the facility has cancelled a lesson. All courses are taught

by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors (WSI). Class schedule and fees are subject to change. Maximum enrollment is 15 children per class. Price includes the $5 registration fee. A $15 cancellation fee applies to any refund. No refunds after class starts. • ADULT BEGINNER SWIM LESSONS: (Adults 17 & up). Designed for adults who want to conquer a fear of water and learn to swim. A total of 4 classes for 55 minutes each. Classes are taught Tuesday & Thursday evenings or Saturday & Sunday mornings. Seniors welcome. Residents $67 / Non Residents $77. • PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: All Ages. One-on-one swim lessons taught by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors (WSIs). Package consists of (6) lessons, 25 minutes each. For more information, call (954) 663-6518. Residents $199 / Non Residents $209. • SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: (6 Months – 6 Years Old) Instructor to student ratio of 2 to 1. Package of six lessons, taught by American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor (WSI). For more information, call (954) 663-6518. Residents $359 / Non-Residents $369.

TENNIS VELTRI TENNIS CENTER

9101 NW 2nd St., Central Park, Plantation. (954) 452-2530. Featuring 26 lighted Har-Tru tennis courts and 2 lighted hard courts. Courts are reserved on the hour and half hour basis. Daily court fees or memberships available for residents & non-residents. Winter, Spring & Summer Camps available. HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 9:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm. Holidays 8:00am - 5:00pm. Special Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year) 8:00am - 12:00pm. Light Fees $6/hour, per court. • WOMEN’S BEGINNER TEAM CLINIC: Thursdays 9:00am – 10:30am, $185/10 classes, $330/20 classes, $20/class. • 10 UNDER RED: Ages 4–6. Tuesday – Friday, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am – 10:00am, $110/10 classes, $200/20 classes, $13/class. • 10 UNDER ORANGE: Ages 7–9. Tuesday – Friday 5:00pm – 6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 11:00am, $110/10 classes, $200/20 classes, $13/class. • ROOKIE GROUP: Ages 9–14. Tuesday & Thursday 4:30pm – 6:00pm and Saturday 11:00am – 12:30pm. $185/10 classes, $330/20 classes, $20/daily, $13/daily/Sat.

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• GREEN BALL: Ages 9–13. Wednesday & Friday 5:00pm – 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 11:00am. $13, Contact Aleks Koleva, (954) 830-0594. • ADULT CLINICS: Ages 17 & up. Beginners Mondays & Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Intermediates Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:30am and Sundays 8:30am – 10:00am. $185/10 classes, $330/20 classes, $20/class. • ADULT CARDIO TENNIS: Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. $13, Contact Aleks, (954) 830-0594.

PLANTATION WOODS TENNIS 5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation. Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 9:00pm, Friday – Sunday, 8:00am – Dusk.

FLORIDA SUNS VOLLEYBALL CLUB FSVBC is a youth volleyball organization that has been serving the Broward County area for over 10 years. At FSVBC we have programs for boys and girls ages 6-18 designed to fit every skill level whether you are new to volleyball or on your way to a collegiate team! If you are interested in learning how to play volleyball or working on your basic skills and fundamentals, we invite you to come out to our Academy program for a FREE evaluation. For more seasoned players we offer a club program with teams at the local, regional and national levels for players ages 8–18. No matter what level of play, all of our programs are run by our top notch coaching staff, which is comprised of former professional players, Division I and NAIA collegiate coaches, as well as local area high school coaches. To learn more about our programs go to www.fsvbc.org or email us at admin@fsvbc.orgor call us at (954) 989-3684.

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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!

Boys and Girls, Ages 8–17. Strength and conditioning, plus agility and footwork. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced in groups together. Skill development in proper skill level groups. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Thursdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Resident $210/8 weeks. Non-Resident $220/8 weeks. For more information, call (305) 749-6090.

WALKING WALKING CLUB Meet new people and stay healthy at the same time. Come join your fellow walkers for this free activity at Central Park or Volunteer Park. Non-structured walks will take place in the lake area at Central Park. Distance maps will be posted so you can track your progress. Simply fill out a registration form at Central Park’s front desk. Once you are registered, your name will appear on a weekly sheet. Just post your mileage and we will keep track for you each week. FREE. Call (954) 452-2510 for more information. Central Park: Monday – Friday, Sun up until 9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, sun up until sundown. Volunteer Park, Tuesday – Sunday, 8:00am – sundown.

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.

ACTIVITIES 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.


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ADULT PROGRAMS 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.

TAG USA GYMNASTICS & TRAMPOLINE & CHEER 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.

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. Our After-School program entitles students to 15 classes per week in all aspects of the performing arts and offers pickup from over 30 local school. A Drop Off option is also available. BKS picks up during all early release days and offers day camps during teacher work days for an additional fee. This program is available for students ranging in age from 5 to 18 and is deeply discounted over the normal group class rate but hurry as it sell out every year! Private lessons in singing, acting, dancing, and instruments are also available for additional fees. Contact us at (954) 693-7500 or www.BroadwayKidsStudio.com.

KUMITE MARTIAL ARTS Our one of a kind After School program caters to Ages K–12. Students are transported directly from school to our state of the art facility where they will also participate in a daily martial arts class (for an additional fee) where they will not only get fit, they will learn valuable self-defense techniques. Our school has a strong emphasis on building important life skills such as focus, respect, discipline, confidence and teamwork. From $185/Month. 4150 Peters Road, Plantation 33317. www.kumitemartialarts.com. (954) 321-0029.

NOB HILL ACADEMY Nob Hill Academy is a modern and bright state-of-the-art facility. We offer Developmental Programs, Free VPK, Afterschool Program (pickup 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.

IMACS - MATH, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING & LOGICAL REASONING ENRICHMENT

Take your child’s logical reasoning skills to the next level! IMACS gives students a competitive edge by teaching them how to think critically in a fun environment. Call (954) 791-2333 or (561) 470-1178 or visit www.imacs.org to schedule a FREE Placement Class. Weekly After-School/Saturday classes. Grades 1–12. Weston, Plantation, Boca and Fort Lauderdale.

BRIGHT & SMART – ROBOTICS, CODING, & ENGINEERING AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS

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.

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

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, FL 33328. The Director is Wayne Stofsky.

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.

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weeks, Non-Residents $255/8 weeks. • Ages 16 & up: Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm. This is a beginner class to explore acrylic painting, tools and materials. Resident $145/4 weeks, Non-Resident $155/4 weeks. • Seniors 55 & over: Thursdays 10:30am – 12:00pm. Students will be guided through the completion of 2 acrylic paintings. We will be teaching the unique qualities of a particular genre such as: landscape, seascape, still life or floral arrangement.

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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. • SHARE-A-PONY KIDS’ DAY OFF: AGES 4–12. Plantation Equestrian Center, 1451 N.W. 118th Avenue, Plantation. (954) 476-4316, pec@plantation.org. Bring a snack, lunch & drink. 9:30am - 4:30pm. Residents, $70 per day. Non-residents, $75 per day. Next Days Off: Thursday, June 7; Monday, September 10, Wednesday, September 19, Friday, October 19, Tuesday, November 6, Monday, November 12, Wednesday, November 21 and Friday, November 23. • KID’S DAY OFF: AGES 5-11. Bring the kids for a wide variety of activities planned for non-school days. Bring a bag lunch and drink. Extra drinks are available for purchase. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration is held at Plantation Central Park two weeks prior to the event. There will be an extra charge for registering the day of event. 7:30am – 6:00pm (program hours), 9:00am – 4:00pm (structured activities). Residents: $30, Non-residents: $43. Next Days Off: Monday, September 10 and Friday, October 19.

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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.

CITY OF PLANTATION ART CLASSES

Plantation Community Center – 5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation. VanGoGo Arts Painting Lessons – Ages 6 & up. Register at the Plantation Community Center. For information call (407) 227-5064, visit vangogoarts.com or email vangogoarstusa@yahoo.com. All supplies are included. Classes offered: • Ages 6 – 12: Tuesdays 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Children will explore the process of painting and the composition while having fun. Paint mixing, color theory, value and composition. Residents $245/8

MONSTER MINI GOLF

18 holes of indoor, monster themed, Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf and more! Feel the excitement and adventure of playing mini golf amidst cool monster décor that includes custom artwork and animated props. Our courses are challenging enough for adults to navigate, yet very playable for children. Experience our Weird Radio interactive DJ, who plays music and hosts contests for prizes. Monster Mini Golf is frightfully fun for all ages! 14435 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, 33027. ½ mile east of I75 (954) 589-1878. 9533 Westview Drive, Coral Springs 33076 in Regal Cinemas Shopping Center (954) 526-5115.

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 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.

THE BB&T CENTER

The BB&T Center is the premier sports and entertainment venue in South Florida. Located in Sunrise, the BB&T Center plays host to more than 200 events annually including Florida Panthers hockey. For further information and a schedule of events please visit www.thebbtcenter.com. The BB&T Center is the Center of it All.

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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 at geckoparx.com or come in 3305 Corporate Ave., Weston, FL 33331. Call (954) 526-8180 for more information or to book.

CHESS CHESS FOR KIDS:CHESSART

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, Boca Raton Community Center, Westlake Preparatory in Cooper City Private lessons, tournaments. www.chessforkids.us, info@chessartkids.com, (954) 650-2562 or (954) 534-3771 or (954) 416-4802.

OPEN CHESS

Adults & children, novices & experts. Get in the game! Come with a partner or play with who is here. No formal instruction offered. Fridays 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Helen B. Hoffman Library, 501 N. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation (954) 797-2140.


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CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT KIDOKINETICS Central Park. Ages 2 - 5 years. The “Fun Way to Fitness.” Your child will learn a new sport each week and be introduced to the basics of each sport in a fun and non-competitive atmosphere. Activities include soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball, volleyball, football, golf, hula-hoops, obstacle courses, T-ball and more. Led by experienced coaches who provide a fun and safe environment for learning. Kidokinetics focuses on individual achievement to improve the child’s self-confidence. (T-shirt can be purchased for an additional $8). Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 5:45pm. $45/month, Non-residents $55/month.

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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 at geckoparx.com or come in 3305 Corporate Ave., Weston FL 33331. Call (954) 526 -8180 for more information or to book.

CLASSES AT PLANTATION COMMUNITY CENTER

5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation. • C.A.R.E. Cooking, Art, Reading, Enrichment: Ages 5 – 10. 1st & 3rd Saturday of Month. Children will explore books from various authors, and create a tasty treat that relates to the book. During the read-a-loud, guided questioning will focus on phonics, fluency, phonemic, awareness, vocabulary and comprehension. In addition, children will learn about concepts of print and elements of a story. • ART ACADEMY: Ages 5 - 10. 2nd and 4th Saturday of Month. Children will work with various art mediums and tools in a handson learning environment. Artists will exercise their imagination while simultaneously developing a strong set of observational skills. Projects are geared toward young children in a fun and approachable way! Materials used to create projects will consist of various forms of paint, canvas, chalk, colored pencils and ceramics. Classes will alternate weekly. For information call (954) 797-2180. Monthly classes. Saturdays 9:45am – 10:45am. Resident $25/month, Non-Resident $30/month. • KIDTASTIC CORNER: Ages 3 - 5. Young children will have an opportunity to learn social skills through interaction with their peers, develop fine motor skills, and learn new concepts that will prepare them for a structured educational environment. Learning experiences will include hands-on projects, interactive play, learning curriculum, music and movement. Children must be potty-trained and must be at least 3 years old by the program start date. Birth certificates are required at time of registration. Call (954) 797-2180 for more information. Limited enrollment. Monthly, Monday - Wednesday - Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm. Resident $160/monthly, Non-resident $170/monthly.

COOKING KIDS CAN COOK: MOMMY/DADDY & ME (Parent and Children Ages 2 - 5). Young chefs will learn the basics of cooking with Mommy or Daddy. Instructor: Dario Stephen, (305) 331-3568. Tuesdays, 5:00pm – 5:45pm. Resident $100/month, Non-Resident, $110/month. • KIDS CAN COOK: EAT THE WORLD: Ages 11 – 13. Students travel the globe by earing delicious recipes from all over the world. Instructor: Dario Stephen, 305-331-3568. Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 6:45pm. Resident $100/month, Non-Resident, $110/month. • WE CAN COOK: MEAL PREP FOR WEIGHT LOSS: Ages 18 & Up. Learn how to prepare meals designed to alow you to stick to your diet, meet your dietary needs, manage time and not get bored. Instructor: Dario Stephen, 305-331-3568. Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 6:45pm. Resident $100/month, Non-Resident, $110/month.

CHEF STEPHEN PRESENTS: DATE NIGHT - COOKING WITH COUPLES Ages 18 & Up. Ignite your passion in the kitchen with your partner as you prepare and enjoy recipes designed to entice all of your senses and fuel the romance between you. Instructor: Dario Stephen, (305) 331-3568. 3rd Friday of Month, 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Resident $80/class, Non-Resident, $90/class.

DANCE DANCE FX Currently in its 21st year, Dance FX has more than 50 dancers on its award winning competition team that travels all over the country, AND we are the home to ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ runner up, Tiffany Maher 2012 & Alexis Juliano Top 14 in 2013! Dance FX Alumni, Brandon Grimm, is a 2017 finalist on America’s Got Talent with his group Dancing with Diavolo. Classes are for ages 18 months–advanced level in ballet, contemporary, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical and acrobatics. Visit our studio – and get a FREE TRIAL WEEK of classes! We also host birthday parties! Boys’ scholarships available. Fall registration begins August 1st. Joan Bartoletti (954) 742-3114. 10057D Sunset Strip, Sunrise 33323. www.DanceFXSunrise.com.

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 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.

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. Year round performances are optional. Feature performances include: Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins & Universal Studios.

DANCE CLASSES AT CENTRAL PARK Ages 3 & up. Central Park. Classes build strength, flexibility, memory, and confidence. Beginning Dance and Beginning Dance I are for beginners. Level II classes require a minimum of one year in dance in that subject. Tap-Jazz-Ballet & Hip-Hop classes. Class times run late afternoon and early evening. 30 & 45-minute classes, Residents, $80/10 weeks, Non-Residents, $90/10 weeks, Residents, 60 min. classes $90/10 weeks, Non-Residents, $100/10 weeks, plus a $5 insurance fee. Joan Bartoletti (954) 742-3114 or (954) 444-1298.

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(3months - 4 years): Thursdays 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. Open to the community. 2360 Glades Circle, Weston 33327. (954) 389-1232, www.dordorim.org or find us on Facebook @ Temple Dor Dorim.

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5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation. Meredith Dreyfuss, Dance Director: (954) 260-4409, www.dancetta.com. • PEE WEE DANCE: Ages 2 years. An introduction to dance and ballet technique for young students through the use of upbeat music, props and a fun, positive atmosphere. Tuesdays 10:30am – 11:00am. Resident $120/8 weeks, Non-Resident $130/8 weeks. • MOMMY & ME DANCE: Ages 18 - 24 months. The perfect way to start your young dancer on the road to appreciating rhythm, music and movement. This class incorporates a variety of activities for the parent to participate in with their child. Basic social skills development, fine and gross motor skills development and, of course, a great time are the focus. Tuesdays 10:00am - 10:30am. Resident $145/8 weeks, Non-Resident $155/8 weeks. • KIDS GROOVE COMBO – BALLET/TAP: Ages 3 - 4 years. A combination of ballet and tap dance, this will class get all young dancers motivated and moving. We stress the importance of terminology and technique through both individual and group activities in a fun, positive atmosphere. Classes begin May 29. Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Resident $145/8 weeks, Non-Resident $155/8 weeks. • KIDS HYPE HIP HOP: Ages 5 - 6 years. With a strong concentration on the importance of music, rhythm and technique, our hip hop classes keep students moving from start to finish. Basic “breaking” skills, traveling across the floor and choreography are all used as building blocks from one class to the next. Classes begin May 30. Wednesdays 5:00pm – 5:45pm. Resident $125/8 weeks, Non-Resident $135/8 weeks.

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Usage fees may apply. Please contact the dog park of your choice prior to arriving for more information. • Happy Tails Dog Park (City of Plantation): 6500 S.W. 16th St., Plantation 33317. (954) 452-2510. 7:00am – dusk daily. Wednesdays noon – dusk. www.plantation.org/parks-recreation. • Barkham Park At Markham Park (Broward County Parks): 16001 W. State Rd. 84, Sunrise 33326. (954) 357-8868. Dog Park pass required. Proof of current vaccinations must be provided. www.broward.org/parks.

• Dog Beach at Hollywood Beach (City of Hollywood): between Pershing St. and Custer St., Hollywood 33019. (954) 921-3404. Friday, Saturday & Sunday only. 3:00pm – 7:00pm. Daily and 6 month passes for purchase. dboh.org. • Pembroke Pines Dog Park (City of Pembroke Pines): 9751 Johnson Street, Pembroke Pines. (954) 392-2130. 8:00am – dusk. ppines.org. • Steven L. Josias Dog & Equestrian Park (City of Pembroke Pines): 5836 SW 193rd Way, Pembroke Pines. Monday – Saturday 8:00am – dusk, Sunday 8:00am – 6:00pm. ppines.org. • Dr. Steven G. Paul Dog Park (City of Coral Springs): 2575 Sportsplex Dr., Coral Springs 33067. (954) 346-4428. • Bark Park at Snyder Park (City of Fort Lauderdale): 3299 S.W. Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33315. (954) 828-4341. • Dog Park at Emerald Hills Park (City of Hollywood): 3901 N. 30th Terrace, Hollywood 33021. (954) 921-3404. • Dog Park at John Williams Park (City of Hollywood): 6101 Sheridan St., Hollywood 33021. (954) 921-3404. • Dog Park at Oakridge Park (City of Hollywood): 5200 S.W. 35th Ave., Hollywood 33021. (954) 921-3404. • Dog Park at Poinciana Park (City of Hollywood): 1301 S. 21st Ave., Hollywood 33020. (954) 921-3404. • Gary B. Jones Park for People and Pups (City of Tamarac): 8101 Southgate Blvd., Tamarac 33321. (954) 597-3620. • Joseph Scavo Park (City of Hallandale Beach): 900 Three Islands Blvd., Hallandale Beach 33009. (954) 457-1452. • Oakland Bark Park (City of Oakland Park): 971 N.W. 38th St., Oakland Park 33309. (954) 630-4352. • Precious Paws Dog Park at Patrick J. Meli Park (City of Dania Beach): 2901 S.W. 52nd St., Dania Beach 33312. (954) 985-4400. • Windmill Park (City of Coconut Creek): 700 Lyons Rd., Coconut Creek 33063. (954) 545-6670. • Woodville Dog Park (City of North Lauderdale): 1500 S.W. 83rd Ave., North Lauderdale 33068. (954) 724-7061.

FISHING & BOATING BOAT RENTALS: BROWARD COUNTY PARKS Visit broward.org/parks for details on types of boats available, addresses & costs. • Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium: Paddleboats • Everglades Holiday Park: Johnboats • Plantation Heritage Park: Paddleboats • Tree Tops Park: Paddleboats • T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park: Paddleboats, johnboats, kayaks, and canoes. Stand-up paddleboard classes available. • Quiet Waters Park: Paddleboats, kayaks, and canoes • West Lake Park: Kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards

MUSIC & VOICE 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). 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.

LEARN TO PLAY THE PIANO

Volunteer Park. Ages 6–13. Allow your children to experience the joy of learning to play the piano! Exposure to music may benefit your child’s IQ, reading ability and stress relief. Availability of a piano or keyboard needed for daily practice. Some additional lesson materials are needed and are available through the Instructor, Iliana Kalish, (954) 391-3956. Lessons are 30 minutes each, once a week. Resident $165/8 weeks, Non-resident $175/8 weeks. Tuesdays, 3:30pm – 6:00pm or Wednesday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm. Resident $165/8 weeks, Non-resident $175/8 weeks.


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GUITAR LESSONS FOR CHILDREN Volunteer Park. Ages 6–15. Allow your children to experience the joy of learning to play the guitar! Exposure to music may benefit your child’s IQ, reading ability and stress relief. Availability of a guitar is needed for daily practice. Some additional lesson materials are needed and are available through the Instructor, Susana Buitrago, (954) 646-3303. Lessons are 30 minutes each, once a week. Resident $165/8 weeks, Non-resident $175/8 weeks. Tuesdays: 3:30pm – 6:30pm. Resident $165/8 weeks, Non-resident $175/8 weeks. Wednesdays: 3:30pm – 6:30pm.

FLORIDA SINGING SONS

Come Sing With Us! Boys from 3rd Grade to High School and from all over Broward County share an all-around musical experience. The boys engage in music theory, vocal production and stage performance. Annually, the senior choirs tour nationally or internationally. For upcoming concerts, check us out on Facebook and at www.singingson.org. Interested in auditioning? 1229 NE 37th Street, Oakland Park, 33334. Contact us at (954) 563-2697.

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.

SNAPOLOGY

Classes held at Plantation Central Park. For further information, please call Airam at (954) 864-7590. Resident $105/month, Non-Resident $115/month. • AGES 4 – 6. JUNIOR ENGINEER CLASS: Children will learn to explore the world of robotics as they build simple models that teach fundamentals of robotic design. Whether learning about sensors with drills and magic wands, or discovering ways that gears and pulleys create movement while building helicopters and robotic dogs, your child is sure to have a great time. Monthly. Thursdays, 3:30pm – 5:00pm. • AGES 6 – 14. STEAM: Kids will have a blast creating robotic games each week while learning about robotics. Students will learn about gear ratio, sensors, programming, and pulleys as they create fun to play games. Whether creating a robotic hockey player, pinball machine or a ring toss, your child is sure to have fun building, learning and playing. Monthly. Wednesdays 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

SKEET & TRAP SHOOTING MARKHAM SKEET & TRAP CLUB Markham Skeet & Trap Club sponsors a Youth Program offering free trapshooting instruction and gun safety training every Monday night from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at the Markham Park Gun Range (Markham Park is located at the intersection of Weston Road and State Road 84). Ages 10–17 are welcome to join at no cost. The program provides shotguns to those who do not have them. This six-year-old program is the largest in the state of Florida with over 500 youth shooters having passed through the program. We start with the basics of gun safety and how to shoot all the way up to competing on a state and national level. All of our instructors are certified NRA Safety Officers and many are also certified at higher levels by the ATA, NSSA, and NSCA. For more information contact: Steve Norris at (754) 264-9584.

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. www.therapies4kids.com. Private Learning Center K–12 now taking applications: www.brightstepsforward.org. 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 Drive, 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.

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.

P.A.L. DYNAMITES

The P.A.L. Dynamite program is a sports program for Broward County persons with special needs, both physical and mental, ages 5 – 24. For more information, contact league director Luz M. Sementelli at (954) 270-4455.

CITY OF PLANTATION AQUATICS SPECIAL NEEDS

For information about Aquatic classes for children and adults with special needs, including those with physical disabilities, please call (954) 663-6518. • SPECIAL NEEDS RECREATIONAL EXERCISE PROGRAM: SENIORS WELCOME. This exercise program accommodates individuals unable to be independent in the water and is designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and movement for disabled children/adults. Pre-registration is required. By appointment only. NOTE: This is not a physical therapy program. For more information and appointments, call (954) 663-6518. Six lessons per session, 30 minutes each. Residents, $199/session – Non-Residents, $209/session. • SPECIAL NEEDS PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS: SENIORS WELCOME. Swim lessons accommodate individuals unable to be independent in the water. The lessons are designed to increase swimming skills. Pre-registration is required. By appointment only. NOTE: This is not a physical therapy program. For more information and appointments, call (954) 663-6518. Residents $199/session – NonResidents $209/session. • WHEELCHAIR TENNIS: All ages. First & Third Thursday of each month. FREE. Youth 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Adults 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Visit PCTC.plantationtennis.org or calendar updates.

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TEEN PROGRAMS GECKO TRAMPOLINE PARX TEEN SOCIALS

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, Visit our website @ geckoparx.com or come in 3305 Corporate Ave., Weston FL 33331.

CIVIL AIR PATROL UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY The CAP Cadet Program is a year-round program where Cadets ages 13–18 fly, learn to lead, hike, camp, get in shape and push themselves to new limits. Cadets meet 2.5 hours per week and one Saturday per month, on average, and also have opportunities to attend leadership encampments, career academies, and other activities during the summer. If you’re dreaming about a career in aviation, space, or the military, CAP’s Cadet Program is for you. Visit http://FL011.flwg.us or call (954) 594-9185 for more information.

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The Plantation Police Department is now offering its Teenage Police Academy. 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Plantation Police Department, 451 NW 70th Terrace, Plantation. This 8-week course is free of charge and open to all young adults, ages 13–18 who live, work or attend school in Plantation. The course includes K-9 demonstrations, firearms instruction, Explorer program info, crime scene investigation, participating in a D.U.I. scenario, viewing a robbery scenario, gang awareness, and much more. Teens who are interested in a career in law enforcement will benefit greatly. The purpose of this course is to create a partnership between teens and the Police department and its operations. (954) 916-5601.

BABYSITTING BASICS Teaches youth ages 11 through 15 skills for preparation to care for infants and children. Class includes CPR demonstration and hands on practice. Creating and managing a babysitting business is discussed. Parent must sign a permission form for the youth to participate and an adult must bring child to class. Class leads to certification as a certified babysitter. Fee: $20 per student. To register for a class parents can email Child’s Name, Child’s Date of Birth, Address, Phone Number & Parent’s Name to family@mhs.net or call (954) 265-4484 to register. Class location: Esther Grossman Women Center: 4320 Sheridan St., Hollywood, FL 33021. Call for dates.

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.


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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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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


FAMILY HEALTH

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DENTISTRY, ORAL SURGERY & ORTHODONTICS

HOSPITALS & URGENT CARE FACILITIES

BONS ORTHODONTICS

PLANTATION GENERAL HOSPITAL

FITNESS & WEIGHT LOSS FACILITIES & PROGRAMS

WESTSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

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! Most insurances accepted. English & Spanish. Brian K. Bons., D.D.S., Diplomate, The American Board of Orthodontics. 1637 N. Hiatus Rd., Pembroke Pines, 33026, (954) 437-9477.

PLANTATION ADULT FITNESS CLASSES

• YOGA: Adults, seniors welcome. Classes held at Central Park, Plantation Community Center and Volunteer Park, morning and evening classes. Call for schedule. Instructor: Beth Budnick (954) 255-7508. Resident $79/8 weeks/Non-Resident $89/8 weeks. Resident $89/10 weeks / Non-Resident $99/10 weeks. Plus $5 insurance fee. Trial class is $10. • SENIOR FITNESS/AEROBICS CLASSES: Central Park. (954) 452-2510. Continuous. Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 9:00am. Daily fee: Resident $6.50, Non-Resident $8.50. Senior (8 Visits): Resident $17, Non-Resident $29. • SENIOR FUNCTIONAL FITNESS: Jim Ward Community Center. Ages 62 & up. A more advanced program to tone and strengthen your entire body. (954) 585-2344. Continuous. Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00am – 10:00am. FREE for Plantation residents only. Proof of residency is required. • SENIOR GENTLE AEROBICS: Jim Ward Community Center. Ages 62 & up. A complete overall gentle aerobics class using both steps and light weights. (954) 585-2344. Continuous. Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – 10:00am. FREE for Plantation residents only. Proof of residency is required. • ZUMBA: Central Park & Plantation Community Center. Ages 18 & up. Easy to follow Latin dance moves combined with aerobic movements, creates a fun cardio workout that will make you burn off tons of calories while having a blast. Space is limited. Instructor: Mayra Villalona (954) 512-3237. Central Park, Tuesday & Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Friday, 9:45am – 10:45am, Saturday, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Plantation Community Center, Monday & Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Resident $65/10 weeks/2 classes per week. Non-Resident $75/10 weeks/2 classes per week. Resident $35/10 weeks/1 class per week. Non-Residents $45/10 weeks/1 class per week.

FITNESS CLASSES AT PLANTATION COMMUNITY CENTER

5555 Palm Tree Road, Plantation. THE FUNCTIONAL SHAPE UP SERIES BY G20 FITNESS OF PLANTATION: Ages 18 & Up. Instruction on how to safely, properly and effectively integrate a workout routine into a structured resistance (weightlifting) program under the supervision and guidance of experienced G20 Fitness’ coaches. Instruction on the use of the equipment offered at the Plantation Community Center. All ages and fitness levels. Instructor: Gabriel Delagarza, (954) 357-3770. Monthly, Tuesdays & Fridays 6:30am – 7:30am. Resident $105/month, NonResident $115/month. Trial Class: $15.

Named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures in 2017 by The Joint Commission, Plantation General Hospital is a 264bed, 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. 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 33324. (954) 473-6600. www.westsideregional.com

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 33328. (954) 723-1400. www.westsideregional.com.

OBSTETRICS - GYNECOLOGY - MATERNITY SIMON WEISS, MD – PRESTIGE OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY

Our group of physicians treats patients as individuals. Every patient is impacted by her medical problem in a unique way. To treat our patients correctly, we have to understand not only the medical condition, but also her perspective on the problem, her obligations and concerns about her family and work, and her goals for life. Only at this time are we ready to offer her the options that best suit her. Communicating all this and helping the patient make the best decision is the true art of medicine. Locations in Miramar (954) 538-1300 & Hollywood (954) 518-4100. www.obgdoctor.com.

SALON SERVICES HALL OF FAME ELITE BARBER SHOP

Full service premium Barber Shop offering a wide range of services for the whole family. We have been in business for over fifteen years and specialize in traditional cuts and shaves, as well as the latest in hairstyle trends and fades. Our newly renovated modern facility offers discounts for our Military clients, as well as discounts for services offered Monday - Wednesday. Located at 236 South University Drive, Plantation FL across from the Broward Mall. (954) 474-3338. Please mention Sports and Activities Directory to receive the discount rate.


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SPEECH, PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY THERAPIES 4 KIDS [T4K] & BRIGHT STEPS FORWARD

THERAPIES 4 ADULTS

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

SUPPORT GROUPS CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS

Do you wish for a more balanced, loving and healthy relationship with yourself and others? If so, please join us on Fridays 11:00am – 12:15pm. Come share or just listen. Dunkin Donuts meeting room (9170 W. SR 84 in Davie). For other meetings and to learn more about codependency, please see www.coda.org.

CAMP ERIN

Camp Erin is a weekend bereavement camp for children who have experienced the death of a loved one. The Camp is free of charge and provides children a safe place to tell their story, express their feelings and learn healthy coping strategies for their grief journey. Camp Erin provides a safe setting to assist children dealing with their grief through activities such as music therapy, pet therapy, art therapy, sports and memorial service including a bonfire and s’mores. All activities are designed and facilitated by a staff of professional clinicians. For more information, contact Ann Mclemore at (305) 351-7026 or email Amclemore@catholichospice.org.

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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.

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CALENDAR Broward County Public School Calendar*

Changes may be made. Visit www.browardschools.com for updates.

2018 - 2019 SCHOOL YEAR FIRST QUARTER 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

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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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ropical Elementary congratulates teachers, students, and parents for a smooth transition into the new school year! We welcome new and returning teachers, staff members and students, and we celebrate the 2018-2019 school year with a look into the future. Tropical students are in full academic swing. We are meeting the reading and math challenges, learning how real scientists work through lab experiments, and expanding our digital knowledge through technology. We are also proud of our students who have been honored for the monthly Character Traits. Tropical has several clubs and student activities from which our students may chose to participate – they include the Just Say No Club, Art Club, Debate Club, Chorus Club, Science Club, Jump Rope Club, Yearbook Club as well as safety Patrols and Student Council. Participation in these

clubs helps our students gain other skill sets in addition to improving their sense of self. Tropical’s in-house after school activities continue to enrich our school as well. Tropical Elementary’s PTA is a huge part of our success. Through fundraisers, the PTA has been able to support our Tropical Reading Challenge incentives, the Book Exchange, and classroom support for students and teachers. We are so very proud of our volunteers who give their time to help students and teachers at Tropical! The 2018-2019 school year brings many challenges and opportunities to Tropical Elementary. With the support of our community we are ready to face them because Tropical “Toucans” CAN do it! Tropical Elementary School is located at 1500 SW 66th Avenue in Plantation. Their main number is (754) 323-7750. Erik Anderson is the Principal.

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Mirror Lake Butterfly Project Takes Flight

By Gigi McIntire

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irror Lake Elementary launched the school wide Butterfly Project this year as part of our annual commemoration of International Holocaust Day. The Butterfly Project focuses on celebrating differences and has lessons ranging from Pre-K to 5th Grade. In 4th and 5th grade, students begin learning about the history of the Holocaust and the human rights lessons we can learn for the future. Gigi McIntire, our School Counselor, led the staff in a training and organized the project throughout the school. Teachers decorated their doors, prepared bulletin boards, and spread butterflies all over the campus. Our dance team, led by Cynthia Boggus, first grade teacher, learned a dance to the song The Butterfly, by Lizzie Sider. Our art teacher, Chantal Bandoni, assisted fifth graders in painting and glazing butterflies for our inaugural wall display. Our music teacher, Jason Martinez, taught all of our fifth graders the Butterfly song from the original poem written by Pavel Friedman. Our efforts to participate in this project are embraced by our administrators, Marlen Veliz and Joan Rosa. This Butterfly Project was truly a collaborative effort by our entire Mirror Lake Staff.

The Butterfly Project is a 501c3 organization. On May 29th, as part of Jewish American Heritage Month, our fifth graders dedicated the Butterfly Wall with a butterflies representing the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust. Linda Medvin, director from the FAU Center for Holocaust and Human Rights, was in attendance. Our fifth grade teachers, Tracy Gener, Emma Keogh, Nerresa White, and Shamequia Wright, shared novels with their classes and worked on research projects focusing on the Holocaust. Each student prepared a butterfly for the wall, each one with its own story of a child who experienced the Holocaust. Our wall will continue to grow over the years, as we will NEVER FORGET. Cheryl Rattner Price is the executive director of The Butterfly Project. She provided a plaque for our wall with this inscription: “May this display bring ongoing dialogue that empowers people of all backgrounds and beliefs to create a more peaceful world.� Mirror Lake Elementary is located at 1200 NW 72nd Avenue, Plantation 33313. Visit their website at mirrorlake.browardschools.com or call (754) 322-7100 for more information.


SCHOOLS literature classes including Science Fiction, Heroes and Villains, Sports and Politics, Film as Literature, African American History, Great Americans, and more. Our outstanding academic program offers the only active non-magnet middle school government and law program in Broward County. Our DECAL program (Division of Enhanced Communication and Law) is an innovative curriculum for high achieving learners who are put through a rigorous program offering high school credit classes, including Law, Speech and Debate, American Sign Language, Creative Writing, Sociology and Psychology. We also offer free after-school tutoring in math, and intensive classes for struggling students. Seminole Middle School proudly increased in State testing scores across the board. With all the great new things going on at Seminole this year, we expect to increase by leaps and bounds in 2018-2019. Seminole Middle School is located at 6200 SW 16th Street, Plantation 33317. You can reach them at (754) 323-4200 or visit their website at seminolemiddle.net.

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eminole Middle School is ready for a new and, what is expected to be, most productive 2018-2019 school year. Plantation’s premier Seminole Middle School has something for everyone. We have an award winning after-school athletics program including soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football, track & field, and cheerleading. Our award-winning Junior Thespian club competes statewide and our students consistently win top honors. Our marching band participates in parades in the tri-county area. For those who are looking for other extra-curricular activities, we also offer National Junior Honor Society, Future Educators of America, Jazz Band, Gamers Guild, Robotics, Art and more. Other great activities include dances, fieldtrips, and interactive fundraisers. We continue to Re-Imagine our great Middle School with innovative curriculums that include Project-Based Learning. Our traditional classrooms are transforming into Think Tanks where students are delving deeper into their own learning by creating collaborative artifacts that present their learning gains in unique ways. This year we are expanding our electives once again with unique

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2018 -2019 SCHOOL INFORMATION INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF 7/15/18. VISIT WWW.BROWARDSCHOOLS.COM FOR UPDATES. FACEBOOK.COM/BROWARDSCHOOLS. ALL SCORES RECEIVED FROM WWW.FLDOE.COM.

BROWARD COUNTY DISTRICT GRADE: B STATE OF FLORIDA STANDARD ASSESSMENTS MEAN SCORES

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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

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

HISTORY SPRING

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PLANTATION SCHOOLS CENTRAL PARK ELEMENTARY

PLANTATION ELEMENTARY

PRINCIPAL: Cherise Coleman WEBSITE: centralpark.browardschools.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Central-Park-Elementary-School 777 N. Nob Hill Road, Plantation 33324 PH: 754-322-5700 FAX: 754-322-5740, HOURS: 8:00am - 2:00pm 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: A 2018 FSA MEAN SCORES GRADE ENGLISH/L.A. MATH SCIENCE 3 314 308 4 321 322 5 331 332 206

PRINCIPAL: Judith E. Pitter WEBSITE: www.broward.k12.fl.us/plantationelem/ FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Plantation-Elementary-School 651 NW 42nd Avenue, Plantation 33317 PH: 754-322-8000 FAX: 754-322-8040, HOURS: 7:45am - 2:45pm 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: C 2018 FSA MEAN SCORES GRADE ENGLISH/L.A. MATH SCIENCE 3 296 295 4 305 308 5 309 315 190

MIRROR LAKE ELEMENTARY

PLANTATION PARK ELEMENTARY

PRINCIPAL: Marlen Veliz WEBSITE: mirrorlake.browardschools.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Mirror-Lake-Elementary-School 1200 NW 72nd Avenue, Plantation 33313 PH: 754-322-7100 FAX: 754-322-7140, HOURS: 8:00am - 2:00pm 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: B 2018 FSA MEAN SCORES GRADE ENGLISH/L.A. MATH SCIENCE 3 302 298 4 309 307 5 323 321 199

PRINCIPAL: Julie Gittelman WEBSITE: plantationpark.browardschools.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Plantation-Park-Elementary 875 SW 54th Avenue, Plantation 33317 PH: 754-323-7150 FAX: 754-323-7190, HOURS: 8:00am - 2:00pm 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: B 2018 FSA MEAN SCORES GRADE ENGLISH/L.A. MATH SCIENCE 3 303 301 4 320 323 5 325 322 198

PETERS ELEMENTARY

PRINCIPAL: Joyce Krzemienski WEBSITE: peters.browardschools.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/peterselementaryschool 851 NW 68th Avenue, Plantation 33317 PH: 754-322-7900 FAX: 754-322-7940, HOURS: 8:00am - 2:00pm 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: C 2018 FSA MEAN SCORES GRADE ENGLISH/L.A. MATH SCIENCE 3 297 297 4 309 307 5 325 327 194

TROPICAL ELEMENTARY

PRINCIPAL: Erik Anderson WEBSITE: www.tropicalelementary.net FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Tropical-Elementary-School 1500 SW 66th Avenue, Plantation 33317 PH: 754-323-7750 FAX: 754-323-7790, HOURS: 7:55am - 1:55pm 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: B 2018 FSA MEAN SCORES GRADE ENGLISH/L.A. MATH SCIENCE 3 309 306 4 318 320 5 328 327 205


SCHOOLS PLANTATION MIDDLE

PRINCIPAL: Sherri N. Wilson WEBSITE: plantationmiddle.browardschools.com/ 6600 W Sunrise Boulevard, Plantation 33313 PH: 754-322-4100, FAX: 754-322-4185, HOURS: 9:30am - 4:00pm 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: C GRADE

6 7 8

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

ENGLISH/ MATH SCIENCE L. A.

316 322 333

ALGEBRA 1 SPRING

BIOLOGY 1 SPRING

CIVICS SPRING

312 318 393 327 195 523 N/A

CHARTER SCHOOLS GEOMETRY SPRING

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SEMINOLE MIDDLE

PRINCIPAL: Kathryn Marlow WEBSITE: seminolemiddle.net FACEBOOK: facebook.com/SeminolePTA 6200 SW 16th Street, Plantation 33317 PH: 754-323-4200, FAX: 754-323-4285, HOURS: 8:10am - 2:40pm 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: B

GRADE

6 7 8

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

ENGLISH/ MATH SCIENCE L. A.

328 333 339

ALGEBRA 1 SPRING

CIVICS SPRING

328 333 407 325 194 518 428

PRINCIPAL: Parinaz Bristol WEBSITE: plantationhigh.browardschools.com/ FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Plantation-High-School-PTSO 6901 NW 16th Street, Plantation 33313 PH: 754-322-1850, FAX: 754-322-1980, HOURS: 7:40am - 2:40pm 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: C 2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

GRADE

ENGLISH/ L. A.

ALGEBRA 1 SPRING

BIOLOGY 1 SPRING

GEOMETRY SPRING

HISTORY SPRINGG

9 10

332 342

484 484

397 397

483 483

396 396

SOUTH PLANTATION HIGH

PRINCIPAL: Christine Henschel WEBSITE: www.southplantation.org FACEBOOK: facebook.com/South-Plantation-High-School 1300 Paladin Way, Plantation 33317 PH: 754-323-1950, FAX: 754-323-2080, HOURS: 8:05am - 3:00pm 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: C 2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

GRADE ENGLISH/ MATH SCIENCE L. A. GEOMETRY SPRING

533

3 4 5 6 7 8

312 314 332 324 340 353

GRADE

ENGLISH/ L. A.

ALGEBRA 1 SPRING

BIOLOGY 1 SPRING

GEOMETRY SPRING

HISTORY SPRINGG

9 10

337 347

483 483

395 395

489 489

402 402

ALGEBRA 1 SPRING

BIOLOGY 1 SPRING

CIVICS SPRING

302 312 329 197 332 329 423 352 212 518 N/A

GEOMETRY SPRING

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RENAISSANCE CHARTER SCHOOL OF PLANTATION PRINCIPAL: Sherifee Humphrey WEBSITE: www.plantationcharter.org FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Renaissance-Charter-School-Of-Plantation 6701 W. Sunrise Blvd., Plantation 33313 PH: (954) 556-9700, FAX: 954-556-9701 HOURS: K: 8:00am - 2:20pm; 1st - 4th: 8:00am - 2:30pm; 5th - 8th: 7:45am - 2:45pm. 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: A

PRINCIPAL: Ethiel Calvo WEBSITE: imagineschoolsatplantation.com FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Imagine-Charter-at-Plantation 8200 Peters Road, Plantation 33324 PH: 954-358-4200 FAX: 954-472-1994 HOURS: 8:00am - 2:30pm 2018 SCHOOL GRADE: B

BIOLOGY 1 SPRING

PLANTATION HIGH

IMAGINE SCHOOLS SOUTH CAMPUS

2018 FSA MEAN SCORES

GRADE ENGLISH/ MATH SCIENCE L. A.

3 4 5 6 7 8

294 314 320 323 327 332

ALGEBRA 1 SPRING

BIOLOGY 1 SPRING

CIVICS SPRING

296 311 323 195 321 316 403 334 197 523 N/A *PRIVATE SCHOOL INFORMATION LOCATED IN ACADEMIC DIRECTORY IN SCHOOL SECTION

GEOMETRY SPRING

N/A

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ACADEMIC DIRECTORY ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

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

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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.

IMACS - MATH, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING & LOGICAL REASONING ENRICHMENT

Take your child’s logical reasoning skills to the next level! IMACS gives students a competitive edge by teaching them how to think critically in a fun environment. Call (954) 791-2333 or (561) 470-1178 or visit www.imacs.org to schedule a FREE Placement Class. Weekly AfterSchool/Saturday classes. Grades 1–12. Weston, Plantation, Boca and Fort Lauderdale.

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, Diploma Plaques and more. Conveniently located in the heart of Broward County on State Road 84 between Pines Island Rd. & University Dr. 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.

LANGUAGE CLASSES Plantation Community Center, 5555 Palm Tree Road. LEARN FRENCH: Instructor: Evelyne Mathieu, (561) 577-7267. • Ages 3 - 6: Allow your little ones to take full advantage of their flexible brains and be exposed to French. Learning a foreign language at a very young age has countess lifelong benefits. Lessons are 30 minutes each, once a week. Classes Mondays 12:00pm – 12:30pm. Resident $165/8 weeks. Non-Resident $175/8 weeks. • Ages 6 - 12: Allow your pre-teens to learn French, the language of choice in politics, travel and arts. Lessons are 60 minutes each, once a week. Classes are Thursdays 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Resident $204/8 weeks, Non-Resident $214/8 weeks. • Adults: Enrich your mind, your travelling opportunities or your resume by learning French, the second most learned foreign language

after English. Lessons are 60 minutes each, once a week. Classes are Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Resident $204/8 weeks, NonResident $214/8 weeks. LEARN SPANISH: Instructor: Jeannette Ortiz, (704) 975-7902. • Ages 8 - 15: Kids will have fun and learn the new language by singing, moving and playing games. Materials will be needed for special holidays and will be available through the instructor. Lessons are 60 minutes each, once a week. Classes are Tuesdays 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Resident $165/8 weeks, Non-Resident $175/8 weeks. • Ages 16 & up: Besides economic rewards and increase cultural understanding, learning another language as an adult is great for the brain. Some additional lesson materials may be needed and are available through the instructor. Lessons are 45 minutes each, once a week. Tuesdays 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Resident $204/8 weeks, NonResident $214/8 weeks.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS & PRESCHOOLS WESTLAKE PREPARATORY SCHOOL & ACADEMY

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

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.

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.

READING HELEN B. HOFFMAN LIBRARY 501 N Fig Tree Lane, Plantation 33317, (954) 797-2140. Library Hours: Monday 12:00pm - 9:00pm. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10:00am - 9:00pm. Fridays 12:00pm - 7:00pm. Saturdays 10:00am 5:00pm. Sundays closed.

TUTORING SERVICES HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER

Grades K–12. Through a thorough academic evaluation we will pinpoint your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses and tailor a program just for your child. Reading, Math, Writing, Phonics, Study Skills, FSA Prep, HS Entrance Exam Prep, Tutoring in any subject. College SAT/ACT Prep. Locations: Pembroke Pines East (954) 4363330; Pembroke Pines West (954) 431-4443; Plantation (954) 474-4144.


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5 Benefits of Giving Your Kids Chores By Dr. Raymond J. Huntington

For most children, there

and an added benefit is that certain chores emphasize the

is a lot to fit into each day:

importance of good organization. Learning how to maintain

school, homework, sports and

a tidy household can easily translate into the building of

other activities, and dinner. If you’ve

essential skills like keeping track of assignments, having a

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place for everything and managing multi-step assignments.

the house, you might reconsider. Chores are proven to

The next time you think it’s easier to do something yourself

help children build skills that are valuable in school. Need

or that your child shouldn’t be bothered with things like

more convincing? Here are five benefits of having your

laundry and cleaning dishes, remember: chores are good for

child do chores:

your child. Research corroborates this fact: a 20-year study

1. They help children learn responsibility. Chores give

by the University of Minnesota found that doing chores at

children a job to complete outside of school and homework—

an early age is the best predictor for growing up into a young

and yes, that’s important. Children who complete chores are

adult with a completed education, a career with a clear

being held accountable for their contributions to maintaining

direction, and healthy personal relationships with family and

the household. This helps them develop self-sufficiency and

friends. On top of this, chores teach indispensable life skills.

a sense of accountability, which leads to greater confidence.

So, invest in your child’s well-being and give your child the

2. Children become better at time management. As

chance to develop his or her self-efficacy, prioritization skills,

children grow older, it’s expected that they will be able to

and diligence.

manage an increasing level of responsibility in school. Not

“Involving Children in Household Tasks: Is it Worth the Effort?”

only must they keep track of multiple classes with different

Marty Rossman, University of Minnesota, College of Education

expectations, they need to become independent outside of

and Human Development

school as well to mature into capable young adults. Chores help with this, teaching children to get their “have-tos” finished before they enjoy free time.

About Huntington Huntington is the tutoring and test prep leader. Its certified tutors provide individualized instruction in reading, phonics,

3. They foster good work ethic. As the saying goes,

writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math,

nothing good in life comes easy. As teachers do in school,

Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It

parents should stress the relationship between their children’s

preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized

hard work—household chores—and positive results—a clean,

exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence,

orderly home and minimized stress for the family. Encouraging

and motivation to help students succeed and meet the

children to pitch in at home increases their feelings of self-

needs of Common Core State Standards. Founded in 1977,

worth and satisfaction that come with completing tasks.

Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best

4. Routines like chores promote positive behavior.

education possible. Learn how Huntington can help at www.

Without question, children who embrace routines are more

huntingtonhelps.com. For franchise opportunities please visit

organized, efficient and successful. Chores serve as a model for

www.huntingtonfranchise.com.

structure, and structure teaches students to take pride in their work, be more responsible, and set and work toward goals.

©2017 Huntington Mark, LLC. Huntington Learning Center®, the three-leaf logo, and 1 800 CAN LEARN® are

5. They promote organization. What child couldn’t use

registered trademarks of Huntington Mark, LLC. Each franchised

a little help with organization? It’s helpful to busy parents to

Huntington Learning Center is operated under a franchise

have their children lighten the burden of household duties,

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and thanks to the generosity of both longstanding and new donors, we substantially exceeded a long-time goal of awarding more than $1 million in scholarships to students in need,” said Broward Education Foundation Board Chair Christina Fischer. “We commend each of these students for their hard work, dedication and perseverance and have full faith and confidence that they all have bright futures ahead of them.” Last year, Broward County public high school graduates received more than $800,000 in scholarships. Over the last 30 years, more than 5,800 scholarships, totaling more than $13 million, have been awarded through the partnership of Broward Education Foundation, local universities, businesses and community leaders to provide Broward County Public School students who have the desire to pursue a post-secondary education with the opportunity to fulfill that dream. For more information, call 754-321-2030, visit www.browardedfoundation.org, like our Facebook page at facebook.com/browardeducationfoundation or follow us on twitter @BrowardEdFound.

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t was joyous occasion for more than 300 seniors from Broward County Public Schools as they received scholarships ranging from $500 to four-year tuitions at Broward Education Foundation’s 2018 Scholarship Award Ceremony presented by BrightStar Credit Union. Broward Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 dedicated to transforming the lives of Broward County Public School students through the support of quality education, awarded a record of $1.45 million in college scholarships. Broward Education Foundation, which initiated the https://www.gofundme.com/ stonemandouglasvictimsfund to raise funds for victims’ families, survivors and those impacted by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, annually awards scholarships to qualifying students who fall short in their financial ability to pursue a post-secondary education. The scholarships are made possible by the generous support of companies, organizations and individual donors. There were 56Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who received scholarships created in the wake of the tragedy. “It’s fitting as Broward Education Foundation begins its 35th anniversary year

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South Plantation High’s halls will feel the void when the

doors open on August 15th now that Jim Overfield has retired. He was the only original Paladin still employed until he finally hung up the teaching cap in May 2018. He spent 48.5 years of his life teaching, of which 46 were spent at South Plantation. Overfield was the very first teacher hired by Principal James Link when the school was founded.

Overfield was also the first JV Baseball Coach and went on to become the Head Varsity Baseball Coach for 28 years. Hal Shroder was the Athletic Director during Jim’s early years at SPHS, “I never had to do anything for baseball. He (Jim) did all the game and practice uniforms, raking and prepping the field for every game and practice.” Nicknamed “Gumby” by students and players, Overfield was later honored to have the SPHS baseball field named Gumby Field. Overfield taught every science (except Physics) at South Plantation and was an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University for 12 years. He earned his Specialist Degree, stepped in for a teacher who had to leave, and took over the AP Chemistry class. He had a remarkable pass rate, especially at the start of SPHS’s magnet program. He was definitely a favorite amongst the faculty, students and parents. At Open House, he even made the parents do a lab, and they loved it! He was also admired and valued as a mentor for other science teachers. Why did Overfield keep teaching after all those years? “I kept teaching because the kids kept me young,” he said. When asked what he attributes to his students’ success in science, he replied, “The changes in technology have been

the biggest challenge for the students. The students were using technology before they understood the process. I like to teach steps and procedures first, check for understanding, and then let them use technology instead of them relying on the answers they don’t even understand.” SPHS Brace Advisor, teacher, former student and parent Julie Kasper gave perspective on Overfield’s impact and longevity, “I had Mr. Overfield when I went to SPHS, and then I came back to teach at South and he was still here! My child was able to have him for Chemistry, too. So he has even taught his student’s children!” Kasper went on to say, “He always wanted EVERY child to learn. You had to admire his work ethic. He gave accommodations for all, not just for a few students. If a child did not master a section, they were able to prove to him that they could grasp it by retaking a text or redoing a lab.” Impacting hundreds upon thousands of students and fellow teachers during his career, Jim Overfield was legendary. Every time Paladin Alumni came back for reunions and went on school tours, they wanted to see his classroom and leave him messages on his board…”Hey Gumby, remember me?” During class, the students loved to hear him tell stories...they will always remember him for that. He will definitely be missed, but he will always be remembered. On behalf of the South Plantation High School students, faculty, coaches and parents, we wish you the very best in your next chapter, Mr. Overfield! Thank you for your 46 years of passion and commitment to our South Plantation High School family.


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ABOUT RENAISSANCE CHARTER SCHOOL AT PLANTATION Renaissance Charter School at Plantation is a tuition-free public charter school educating students in grades K-8. Renaissance Charter School at Plantation is governed by Renaissance Charter School, Inc. and a member of the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) family of schools.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES • Personalized Learning Plans • Access to PowerSchool’s Student Information System • Parent Involvement • Enforced Uniform Policy • Sports Activities Renaissance Charter School at Plantation is located at 6701 West Sunrise Blvd. Plantation, Florida 33313. Their main number is (954) 556-9700. PlantationCharter.org

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OUR MISSION Renaissance Charter School at Plantation provides students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. Renaissance Charter School at Plantation students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully actualizing their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.

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W e are excited to start a new school

presented as the Model School Conference this

year! Our theme this year is “One Ocean,

summer on ways we contribute to the Social

One World”. This is the perfect theme for our

and Emotional Learning of every child. Our

school since we are a united family that is part

goal is to impact and leave our footprint in the

of this one ocean, one world we call our Earth.

lives of our children.

At Mirror Lake Elementary we are committed to

Mirror Lake Elementary is located at 1200

providing every child with a quality education

NW 72nd Avenue, Plantation 33313. Visit their

by focusing on Social and Emotional Learning.

website at mirrorlake.browardschools.com or call

We were the only Broward County School that

(754) 322-7100 for more information.

“Seas the Day” is our theme this year at Plantation

Park Elementary! It’s important to make the most of every opportunity and be ridiculously amazing each day! We are truly a school that excels due to the dedication of the teachers and staff, student body, parents, and the great City of Plantation. Plantation Park Elementary provides a strong curriculum within a safe, supportive environment. Our emphasis on student achievement and positive student interactions make PPE a school where learning and fun go hand in hand. In addition to the enriched curriculum provided, we have many special programs at the school such as our award winning chorus, FREE after school enrichment clubs such as Arts & Crafts, STEM, Sports, Art, Sign Language, K-Kids Service, Chess, AAA tutorial camps, wireless computer labs, digital classrooms, and a beautiful butterfly garden outdoor classroom. Plantation Park Elementary is a thirty-three year recipient

of the Golden School Award for volunteer hours. These honors exemplify the commitment to excellence in education through strong parent involvement, community support, and faculty dedication. With some 550 students, we are small enough to combine a very personal understanding of every child’s unique gifts, and yet enjoy the extensive resources of a much larger school. When visiting, it will give you a sense of warmth and a better understanding of our professionalism and commitment to our students. Stop by and take a look! Plantation Park Elementary is located at 875 Southwest 54th Avenue in Plantation. For more information please call the main number at (754) 323-7150.


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lantation High School (PHS) is excited to carry the momentum from a fabulous 2017/18 school year into 2018/19. Let’s take a look at last year’s accomplishments and highlight a few of the electrifying things to look forward to this school year. PHS welcomed the return of Head Football Coach Steve Davis in 2018. The Colonels posted a 9-1 regular season record, earning an at-large playoff berth. Coach Davis was named Broward County’s 8A-6A Coach of the Year by the Sun Sentinel. The Cross-Country and Golf Teams qualified for the Regional Tournament. Plantation High sent 3 Track-and-Field Athletes to the State Finals. The PHS Aerospace Program captured its 9th National Final Top 10 placement when the Colonels finished 5th at the Team America Rocketry Challenge in May. The participating students split $7,500 in prize money. Plantation High School’s Student Government Association was awarded the Gold Medallion by the Florida Association of Student Councils for the 29th consecutive year. The JROTC Female Armed Squad placed 3rd in the State Competition, making it 3 straight years with a top 5 finish for their team. The JROTC Academic Team advanced to the 2018 Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Plantation’s Latinos in Action organization partnered with Mirror Lake Elementary and completed an hour of weekly Literacy tutoring with 2nd and 3rd graders resulting in substantial learning gains. Plantation High School’s 2018 graduates will be attending Boston University, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, The King’s College, Howard University, Syracuse, University of Michigan, University of Miami, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida State University, Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, University of South Florida, and Nova Southeastern University. 2018 saw a rise in the number of students obtaining an International Baccalaureate Diploma at Plantation. Those students earned up to 30 college credit hours and all students who completed the program automatically

qualified for Florida’s Bright Future Scholarship. Plantation will open the 2018/19 school year with a brand new, state-ofthe-art and expanded weight room. The project has more than doubled the size of the work space and the facility is stacked with new free weights, benches, machines, and even an indoor turf set-up. The Plantation Athletic Program is pumped to utilize this space to continue their strength and conditioning efforts for all of their sports teams. The Gifted Academy @ Plantation High School opens in the 2018/2019 school year for incoming 9th grade students. The academy provides specialized programming tailored to meet the personal learning goals for each individual student. Individual and small group programming for gifted students is provided in every classroom and at every level and reflects the multiple talents, challenges, and cultural diversity of the district’s population. Students must meet the gifted eligibility requirements and have a current educational plan (EP) to apply and District-wide transportation is available. The International Colonel Academy (ICA) is new for 2018/19 and offers a full-day, program-within-a-school at Plantation High School. The primary goal of the ICA is to assist limited English proficient (LEP) students with high school requirements and matriculation to a career ready or college ready program upon graduation. ICA teachers integrate English language acquisition with content area subjects. Students will have multiple supports to work with content specific homework and projects, as well as working on social emotional learning components driven by school-wide initiatives. Partnerships with local community groups will assist with hosting quarterly parent workshops to foster and meet the needs of our parents as well as our students. With all the amazing sports, activities, and programs it is easy to see why Plantation High School is eagerly anticipating the start of the school year. Plantation High School is located at 6901 NW 16 Street, Plantation 33313. You may reach them at (754) 322-1850 and learn more at plantationhigh.browardschools.com


SCHOOLS WHO IS A BCPS VOLUNTEER? A BCPS volunteer is an individual with a sincere interest in contributing to the education of our students. Volunteers actively serve during regular hours at one or more schools or departments, several hours at a special one-time activity or event or work on school projects at home. Under the supervision of school or department personnel, a volunteer provides supportive assistance, which complements and enriches the environment.

HOW DO I BECOME A BCPS VOLUNTEER? • Complete and submit a volunteer application. • Check application status. Wait one week and contact the school or department you selected to check your approval status. • Get a volunteer badge at the school or department. This badge may be used at any District location during the school year.

DO’S AND DON’TS OF VOLUNTEERISM DO

• Complete an online application form before helping in the school. • Assist in the class to which you are assigned. • Set a good example for students by your manner, appearance and behavior. • Sign in and out when entering and leaving a school campus. • Wear a volunteer badge when helping with school activities.

DON’T

• Give students medication. • Access or divulge any student’s grades, records and abilities, which are governed by confidentiality rules and policies. • Supervise a classroom or discipline students. These actions are the responsibilities of the teacher and school.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Broward County Public Schools has many opportunities available to help our students. Available opportunities include: • Interpreter • Bridge2Life Volunteer • Listening Partner* • Career Shadowing/ Internship • Media Center/Library • Concierge Volunteer • Meet The Masters • Classroom Presentations • Read Aloud • Classroom Assistance • Special Projects • Coaching* • Literacy Coaching* • Exceptional Education Support • Tutoring* • Health Room Aid* * Volunteers serving in this capacity need Level 2 security clearance. For more information about the Level 2 process, speak with your School Volunteer Liaison.

SECURITY CLEARANCES: LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2

Level 1 Clearance – All volunteers must complete an application and receive approval as Level 1 volunteers before service begins at school. Level 2 Clearance – Additional screening is required ONLY for volunteers participating as: Overnight field trip chaperones (excluding Grad Night), Athletic coaches and Band coaches. NOTE: Level 2 screening is requested by the school administration and is completed every five years. However, all Level 2 cleared volunteers must renew their personal information annually. To renew the Level 2 clearance, visit www. fieldprintbrowardschools.com. You will be prompted to enter a Fieldprint code for renewal. The code is FPBCPSScVolAnRen. For more detailed information about volunteering in Broward County Public Schools, view the Volunteer Services Program Manual at BrowardSchools.com, call (754) 321-2300 or email volunteer@browardschools.com. For questions about volunteering at a specific school, contact the School Volunteer Liaison (SVL). The SVL coordinates and directs the volunteer program at your preferred school.

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roward County Public Schools (BCPS) volunteers play a significant role in the success of our students. The District recognizes and appreciates the invaluable service provided for our students to reach their highest potential, in order to succeed in tomorrow’s world.

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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/


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icking off the year with our students, we want them to ‘BE’ their best and reach their full potential. The year’s theme will focus on ‘BE’. Be awesome, Be amazing, Be helpful, Be yourself, etc… We are going to help each student discover what they can BEcome. The graduating class of 2018 celebrated their top two peers in the class. They gave outstanding speeches at graduation. They wanted to BE at the top and they succeeded. The 2018 Valedictorian Katie Casserly earned a 5.22 GPA while at South Plantation and choose to attend the University of Florida, earning a 100% scholarship. Aditya Sundar, was the Salutatorian, earning a 5.12 GPA. He also earned a scholarship which pays 100% of his college tuition at the University of Florida. The US Naval Academy also awarded John Baldwin with a full scholarship. John received a recommendation from a U.S. Senator to apply for the Academy. We are honored to share the stories from these three graduates. There are many more outstanding students, finding their path and deciding what they will ‘BE’ to help contribute to their community and society.

We want to honor and celebrate all of them! We encourage our parents to ‘BE’ a part of your child’s education. Each student needs a family to see them through the decision making process, for life after high school. From the ages of 14-18, students delve into different areas of interest until they find one they are passionate about. At South Plantation, they can engage in Drama, JROTC, the environment, Computer Programming and Gaming, Engineering, Drone building, Health Sciences, Animal Science, Agriculture, Culinary, Music, Journalism, Leadership, Language, DECA, and many others. There is an area for EVERY child to BEcome anything they set their mind to. We hope to see you at our open house. It is very important for the educators to meet parents and make contact with them throughout the year on your child’s progress. South Plantation High School is located at 1300 Paladin Way, Plantation 33317. Visit their website at www. southplantation.org. Stay connected, like their page at facebook.com/South-Plantation-High-School.


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Back to School 2018

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