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Google Fiber Community Survey
Google is planning to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. These networks will deliver internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. Google is asking municipalities with an interest in being considered for their fiber service to submit a “Request for Information (RFI), which will help them determine where to build their networks. Please respond to the following brief survey regarding Google Fiber for Communities: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB22AAL5Y9YKG
Our Town America 2010 – March 5 to March 7
Come enjoy a wonderful family weekend at Our Town America on March 5 through the 7 as they celebrate its 30th annual family festival at the Sportsplex. This event draws more than 100,000 visitors from the tri-county area every year. The festival is geared towards family fun and includes live entertainment, food court, amusements, arts and crafts, merchant booths, classic car show, games, and the traditional “Miss Our Town Beauty Pageant.” Festival entry is fee and parking is only $5. A wristband for the amusement park may be purchased at an additional cost. The Sportsplex is located just east of the Sawgrass Expressway between Sample Road and Royal Palm Boulevard. The festival hours will be Friday, March 5 from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.ourtownamerica.org or call
Waterway Cleanup – Saturday, March 6
Now in its 15th year in Coral Springs, this year’s Waterway Cleanup is set for March 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverside Park, 205 Coral Ridge Drive. Commissioner Roy Gold, a longtime environmental activist, leads the Coral Springs site each year. Last year, Coral Springs had one of the largest sites, attracting more than 400 volunteers who pulled out trash, bulk items such as furniture, and other items from the waterways. Participants do not need to pre-register to attend. Students will receive volunteer hours. For more information call
Slice of the Springs: Northside and Northeast – Thursday, March 11
Residents in the Northside and Northeast areas of the City who would like to discuss neighborhood improvements, voice a concern, or simply hear more about the City’s presence in their immediate community are invited to attend the Slice of the Springs meeting at Coral Park Elementary on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. This meeting is your chance to interface directly with staff members from all sectors of the City, including police, fire, community development and code enforcement. For more information, call or visit www.coralsprings.org/slice to see which district includes your neighborhood. Coral Park Elementary is located at 8401 Westview Drive.
Community Garage Sale – Saturday, March 13
Vendor Spaces are now available for the Trash to Treasure Garage Sale, to be held at Mullins Park on Saturday, March 13 from 8 to 11 a.m. This popular event offers a great opportunity to buy or sell household and other items. Vendor spaces are $25 each on or before February 14, $35 between Feb. 15 through Feb. 28, and $45 thereafter. Also needed is a separate $30 deposit check that will be returned after the event if the space is clean. No refunds will be given for vendor cancellations. Registration deadline is Sunday, March 7. Mullins Park is located at 10000 N.W. 29th Street. For more information, call or register at the Coral Springs Gymnasium at 2501 Coral Springs Drive from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Shredathon – Saturday, March 13
Keeping personal paperwork with account numbers, PIN numbers and other sources of identification could lead to identity theft. Avoid becoming a victim and bring any personal documents to the City’s next Shredathon, where they will be shredded for free on site. The City’s next Shredathon event is scheduled for Saturday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to noon in front of City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road. Please note that there is a limit of five boxes or bags per person. The Shredathon is co-sponsored by the Coral Springs Police Department, Coral Springs Seniors and Law Enforcement Together, and Data Shredding Services of Ft. Lauderdale. There is no cost to drop off documents. For more information, call
Family Funday – Let’s Make Kites – Saturday, March 13
Celebrate Spring by making your own art kites that fly! Use your imagaination, colored paper, drinking straws and other items to create your kite during Family Funday in March! This is a great, creative activity for children ages 3 & up with a parent or guardian. Participation fee is $4 per person. Call CSMART for reservations The Coral Springs Museum of Art is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive.
Story Time at the Art Museum – Wednesday, March 17
The Coral Springs Museum of Art now has story time for children ages 3-5. Partnering with the NW Regional County Library, children will be invited to hear a story, create an art project and visit the museum. The program is held the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:30 to 2:00. This free program is perfect for parents and their children! The Coral Springs Museum of Art is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive. For more information contact call
Family Movie at the Park – Saturday, March 20
The City’s Movies in the Park is a perfect time to grab family and friends for an evening of entertainment under the stars. On Saturday, March 20 at 8 p.m. at Betti Stradling Park, the City will feature Old Dogs, rated PG. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please refrain from bringing glass containers, alcohol and pets. For more information, call The park is located at 10301 Wiles Road.
Festival of the Arts – March 20 and 21
This world-class festival includes arts and crafts, literary seminars, performing arts, entertainment, hands-on children’s activities and more. The festival takes place on Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Walk, 2900 University Drive. This year’s signature artist is Sharon Segal, a contemporary artist from Florida who uses bright colors, geometric shapes, and even words to convey her message. Segal is a first-grade teacher and integrates art into the classroom to foster student learning. Volunteers and sponsors are needed for the festival. For more information on participation or the event itself, visit www.csfoa.org or call
Brunch with the Bunnies at Sawgrass Nature Center – Saturday, March 20
Stop by the Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital for Brunch with the Bunnies on Saturday, March 20 at either 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. Enjoy a delicious brunch, live animal encounter, egg hunt, games, crafts and photos with a “Big Bunny.” Admission is $10 per person, but children under 3 are free. The Nature Center is also accepting gifts for the bunnies including grass hay, rabbit food and treats, toys, straw, salt blocks and birdseed. For more information, please call or visit www.SawgrassNatureCenter.org.
Annual Classic Car Show – Sunday, March 21
The Coral Springs Police Department will be holding the 14th Annual Classic Car Show to benefit the Florida Special Olympics on Sunday, March 21, 2010 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Magnolia Shoppes, located at the northwest corner of Westview and University drives. The event will include door prizes, raffles, music, beverages, and food. There is no charge for spectators; however, there is a $15 participant fee to pre-register cars, trucks, and motorcycles for the show prior to the day of the event. The fee increases to $20 to register a vehicle on the day of the event. Teams of five that wish to participate in the fire truck pull can participate for $100. Interested vendors can sign up for $20. For more information on the car show or to pre-register a vehicle, call
Teen Success Day – Thursday, March 25
Teens looking to learn about resume writing, interviewing and presentation skills, business dress, self-confidence should attend. Students who attend will receive volunteer service hours. Toshiba Business Solutions, Kiwanis Club of Coral Springs, the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce and the City of Coral Springs are sponsoring the event, scheduled for Thursday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Drive. Teens will have a chance to win a door prize donated by Toshiba Business Solutions. Interested students must RSVP no later than March 15. High school students 14 and older can attend. Leave a message with your first and last names spelled clearly, age, phone number and name of your school. For more information, call or visit http://www.coralsprings.org/TeenBusinessSuccessDay10.pdf
Sawgrass Nature Center offers Spring Camp – March 29 to April 2
Children can have a wild time at the Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital this Spring Break. “Camp Wild” is geared for children from ages six to 12 and will be held from March 29 to April 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended hours are available. Spring camp costs $50 a day, and includes all activities and supplies. Campers will interact with live animals, explore a wetland, work on science experiments and gardening projects, create nature crafts and participate in many hands on activities. The Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital is located at 3000 Sportsplex Dr. For more information, please call 954-752-WILD (9453) or visit www.SawgrassNatureCenter.org.
Mayor and Commissioner Office Hours
The Mayor and City Commissioners have office hours scheduled in March to discuss City issues with residents or business owners. Office hours are set as follows, but check CoralSprings.org/events regularly for changes.
Mayor Scott Brook has four sets of office hours scheduled for the dates below. To schedule an appointment, call
- Monday, March 8 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at Whole Foods Market, 810 N. University Drive.
- Friday, March 12 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Dunkin Donuts, located at 12432 W. Atlantic Blvd.
- Friday, March 19 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Starbucks, 2800 N. University Drive.
- Monday, March 29 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at The Breakfast Joint, 5781 Coral Ridge Drive.
Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck will have office hours Monday, March 1 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Kilwins, 2758 University Drive on The Walk. Enjoy an ice cream while talking with the commissioner. To make an appointment, call
Commissioners Vince Boccard and Tom Powers have canceled their office hours for March. To schedule an appointment, call
Commissioner Roy Gold will have office hours Thursday, March 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road. To schedule an appointment, call
Watch ‘In the Loop’ on CityTV Channel 25
Watch ‘In the Loop’ on CityTV Channel 25. This monthly show focuses on events and topics of local interest. ‘In the Loop’ airs everyday at 7and 10 a.m., noon and again at 2, 4, 7, and 10 p.m.
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