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City launches new “Coral Springs Experience” program
The Coral Springs Experience, sponsored by TD Bank, gives residents an opportunity to learn a thing or two about our Community of Excellence and all it has to offer.
Residents can visit to download the tour brochure or obtain one in person at City Hall in the Mall in Coral Square Mall. The brochure lists a specific number of locations to visit by category, including educational, governmental, environmental, historical, and other sites. Once participants have visited all the required locales, they write a short 200-word essay and submit three photos – one of them framed by the front doors of City Hall, one in any of our many parks and a third photo of their choice.
Entries can be submitted one of the following ways:
Participants complete the online form at to receive a certificate of completion, which can be redeemed at City Hall in the Mall for an eco-friendly Coral Springs shopping bag, or
The completed brochure, essay and photos can be submitted at City Hall in the Mall to receive a shopping bag.
Students can also earn service hours for completing this civic engagement project. Students should complete the online form at and then drop off their certificate of completion at Volunteer Services in Mullins Park to receive their prize and five service hours. Volunteer Services is located at 10000 N.W. 29 St.
Submitted essay and photos may be featured at or in the City’s quarterly Coral Springs magazine.

Buy Coral Springs Coupons

Residents can now pick up their Buy Coral Springs Coupon at City Hall and City Hall in the Mall and take advantage of great local discounts. Buy Coral Springs is a partnership between the City and the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce that encourages residents to keep their dollars local by shopping at Coral Springs businesses. By presenting the coupon at participating retailers, residents will enjoy a variety of discounts. Residents can also print out coupons at
A current list of participating retailers with existing discounts is also available on this site and at Local businesses interested in participating can also sign up by visiting and clicking on “Register Your Business.” Participating retailers will receive Buy Coral Springs Kits when available to help businesses get started in the program. The City encourages residents to get their coupon today and remember to Buy Coral Springs.

City hosts WorldFest, a festival of nations

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. as the third annual WorldFest Celebration gets into full swing at the Sportsplex, . Admission to this outdoor festival is free, but there will be a parking fee of $3 per car.
The festival will cover a spectacular array of multi-cultural entertainment, cuisine and culture that salutes the diverse population in the Coral Springs area. Delicious cultural foods, live music, arts and crafts, educational activities, and amusements for children will be featured. One of the highlights of this year’s event will be a Paso Fino Horse Exhibition at 1 p.m.
The City would like to thank its sponsors, which include Baptist Health of South Florida, Sun-Sentinel, Forum Publishing Group and Advanced Cable Communications. The City is still seeking vendors for food, arts and crafts, and event sponsors. For more information, please call Joyce Campos at

National Day of Prayer on May 7

Join the City of Coral Springs as they share faith, hope and togetherness during the National Day of Prayer, which will take place on Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. on the front lawn of City Hall, located at This year’s community gathering marks the City’s 21st celebration of this national event, where participants of all faiths come together during a candlelight service. If case of rain, the event will be moved to the Charter School, located at on the southeast corner of Sample and University. All congregations are welcome to attend. New congregations are encouraged to notify the City. Refreshments will be provided. For additional information, contact Lydia Cutz at

Family Funday on Saturday, May 9 at CS Museum of Art

Come join us at the Coral Springs Museum of Art on the second Saturday of every month to enjoy Family Funday art activities. Children ages 3 & up with a parent will enjoy creating artwork using the current Museum exhibition as their inspiration. Family Funday activities start at 3:30 p.m. The fee is $4 per person. Please call for Reservations:

Sign up for mentoring on May 15

The City of Coral Springs is encouraging residents to take part in two local mentoring programs – Take Stock in Children and 100 Black Men. Take Stock in Children is a non-profit organization that pairs low-income middle and high school students with caring adults who serve as guides. By mentoring them, these students will receive a college scholarship to a Florida state school. Mentors are asked to only donate 30 minutes a week. The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. also offer a program called Mentoring the 100 Way, which addresses the social, emotional and cultural needs of children between the ages of 8 and 18. Participants will be trained and certified as mentors. To find out more about these programs, please stop by the West Wing Conference Room at City Hall, , on Friday, May 15 at 11 a.m. Interested residents may also call Jenny Rebour at

CommuniTea on May 16
Join the Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Committee for tea on Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at the Coral Springs Country Club, located at . This third annual tea party will delight you with entertainment, an array of international teas and Tea Trivia with a multi-cultural flair. The event is hosted by the Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee.
Groups are encouraged to decorate their tables with a theme of their choice. This year, prizes will be awarded to:
The most unique teacup story
The most uniquely decorated table
Bring your own special teacup and share your favorite teacup story. Participants are encouraged to wear ethnic attire to add to the multicultural flair.
Bring your family and friends out to this delightful afternoon. You will enjoy camaraderie and live entertainment at the event. If you cannot attend, but want to support the event, you may sponsor a table for $200 for ten people. Admission is $20 a person; please make checks payable to City of Coral Springs/Tea. Please RSVP by May 8. Tickets are available at City Hall and at City Hall in the Mall. For more information, call Lydia Cutz at

Free Cycling Safety Class on Thursday, May 21

Mark Horowitz, the County’s bicycle coordinator, will present a free cycling safety class open to the entire community on Thursday, May 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Drivers and cyclists will learn how to share the road, along with learning family-friendly biking advice. The class will be held in the West Wing Conference Room, located in City Hall, .

Shredathon on Saturday, May 30

Residents can drop off personal paperwork in front of City Hall on Saturday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to noon, where it will be shredded to help prevent identity theft. Coral Springs Police, along with the Department’s Seniors and Law Enforcement Together program and Data Shredding Services, is hosting this event to raise awareness about the realities and dangers of identity theft. There is no cost to participants. For more information, call

City Residents encouraged to participate in 2010 Census

The City of Coral Springs is encouraging all residents to participate in the 2010 Census. The population totals from this Census will determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives and how annual federal funding is distributed to each community. Census information is also used for important initiatives including planning schools, building roads, providing recreational services and managing health care services.
All residents should be aware of the Census schedule so they can plan to respond by the mandated deadline. The Census questionnaire will be mailed out in March 2010 and residents are asked to return the completed form by April 12, 2010. If you have not returned your questionnaire by that date, a Census taker may follow-up by visiting homes throughout the community. Census takers will be carrying a Department of Commerce red, white and blue badge stating they are a “Census Enumerator.” The badge will have their name and expiration date. Census takers will not enter your home nor will they ask for Social Security numbers, I.D. card numbers, driver’s license or pin numbers.
Residents should know that the form is short and all answers remain confidential. No legal action will be taken against undocumented aliens.
Representatives from each of the 31 municipalities in Broward County serve on subcommittees for the Complete Count Committee.
“Broward County’s Complete Count Committee is a work in progress, and is always willing to utilize the skills of anyone that is willing to assist us in our goal,” Broward County Vice Mayor Ken Keechl said. For more information on getting involved with the Complete Count Committee, please visit
For more information on the 2010 Census, visit

Mayor and Commissioner Office Hours

The Mayor and Commissioners of Coral Springs have office hours throughout the year on a regular basis in order to give Coral Springs residents the opportunity to meet with them one-on-one to discuss their concerns and city-related issues.

Mayor Scott Brook

Have Coffee with Mayor Scott Brook at Whole Foods, on Friday, May 1 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The Mayor will also be available at City Hall in the Mall, located inside Coral Square Mall, on Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone interested in having wine with the Mayor can meet him at Vine Bar, , on Wednesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. He will be available at City Hall, , on Friday, May 15 from 9 to 10 a.m. Mayor Brook will also be available for coffee at Crème Brulee, , on Monday, May 18 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Those interested in meeting the Mayor to discuss any concerns with the City are asked to call to reserve an appointment.

Vice Mayor Vincent Boccard

Vice Mayor Vince Boccard will hold office hours at City Hall on Tuesday, May 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. Boccard will then hold office hours at Wings Plus on Sample Road from 6 to 7 p.m. To set up an appointment, please call

Commissioner Claudette Bruck

Commissioner Claudette Bruck will be available on Monday, May 4 from 4 to 5 p.m. in front of Kilwin’s, located at . Kilwin’s will provide free ice cream. If you’d like to meet with her, please call to set up an appointment.

Commissioner Roy Gold
Commissioner Roy Gold will hold open office hours in the Commission Chambers at Coral Springs City Hall, on Thursday, May 14 from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact Jane at

Commissioner Tom Powers
Commissioner Powers will hold office hours at The Breakfast Joint, on Tuesday, May 12 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. He will also be available the same day at Larry’s Ice Cream, located at , from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. To make an appointment, please call

Watch ‘In the Loop’ on CityTV Channel 25

Watch ‘In the Loop’ on CityTV Channel 25. This show focuses on events and topics of local interest. ‘In the Loop’ airs everyday at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., except Tuesdays. New segments are added weekly.
You can also tune in to CityTV Channel 25 for current Coral Springs news, as well as educational and cultural programming – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Visit and click on the CityTV logo to view the programming guide and to link to streaming video of the channel.
If you have questions or comments about CityTV, send an e-mail to .

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