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Family Funday – Wrap It In Plaster
On Saturday, April 10 at 3:30 p.m., children will learn to use plaster wrap and newspaper to create figures ala the artist George Segal. Several figures can create a tableau as Segal has done. Finished sculptures will be painted or stained. 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. Family Funday is sponsored by Target.

WorldFest 2010
Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. as the fourth annual WorldFest Celebration gets into full swing at the Sportsplex, 2575 Sportsplex Drive. Admission to this outdoor festival is free, but there will be a parking fee of $3 per vehicle. 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. The City is seeking vendors for food, arts and crafts, and event sponsors. For more information, please call

Rape Aggression Defense Class Begins April 13
Women ages 13 and older interested in developing the strength, mental focus, and physical skills to help them survive a criminal attack should attend the Rape Aggression Defense classes. The Coral Springs Police Department is now offering free advanced self defense classes.

The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) System is a national program that teaches women empowering skills to avoid becoming a target and to fend off an attacker. Through repetition and practice, this course promotes muscle memory, and helps women to train in a realistic environment so they learn to survive a struggle. The RAD System is taught in four classes, which will be held over the course of one month on either a weeknight or a Saturday. Each class is three hours, and the final class includes a physically active, hands-on scenario and graduation ceremony.

The next session will meet for 4 consecutive Tuesdays. Class sessions are held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Library, located on the SE corner of University Drive & Sample Road, 3151 North University Drive. While the course will be physically involved, no prior self defense training is necessary. Women must register in advance, and be able to attend each of the four sessions. A release form must also be filled out and submitted prior to taking the first class. To download the course forms, visit For more information or to sign up, call or e-mail .

To celebrate Earth Day, the City will be hosting EarthFest on Saturday, April 17 at Sandy Ridge Sanctuary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EarthFest features wildlife exhibits, guided tours, plant giveaways for Coral Springs residents, children’s activities and refreshments. Sandy Ridge Sanctuary is located at 8501 N.W. 40 St., east of University Drive between Sample and Wiles Roads. For more information, call

Story Time at the Art Museum
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.

Family Concert at the Park
Come sit under the stars and enjoy a night of music with your family and friends at the City of Coral Springs free Family Concert Series on Saturday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Fourth Dimension will be performing Raggae music. The concert takes place at Betti Stradling Park, 10301 Wiles Road, located at the northeast corner of Wiles Road and Coral Springs Drive. Parking and admission is free. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome, and refreshments will be available for purchase during the concerts. Please refrain from bringing glass containers, alcohol and pets. For more information, call

Summer Fun Guides now available
>From Kamp Kool, dance, etiquette, sport and special needs camps to swimming and tennis programs, the City offers something for everyone to enjoy. Get your 2010 Summer Fun Guide and applications at the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive; City Hall in the Mall, Coral Square Mall; the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex and Tennis Center of Coral Springs, 2575 Sportsplex Drive; and the Cypress Park Tennis Center, 1301 Coral Springs Drive. Guides are also available at City Hall, located at 9551 West Sample Road. To view and download the Summer Fun Guide and application forms, visit For more details, call

City looking for residents and business owners to participate in upcoming study circles
The city is looking for residents with innovative ideas who are looking for a place to discuss safety and security. The upcoming Study Circles will take place during the first two weeks in May and are sponsored and hosted by the Coral Springs Customer Involved Government Committee (CIGC). These forums will give Coral Springs’ residents and business owners a chance to discuss safety in our community and brainstorm security measures, which may be included in a report to the City Commission for their consideration and planning. The CIGC is looking for people who are passionate about the subject and are interested in becoming more active in our community. For more information or to sign up, call

City offers informational videos to helplocal businesses gain a competitive edge
As a result of input from the Coral Springs business community, the City and the Coral Springs Economic Development Foundation are creating a video-on-demand series to help local business owners navigate the current tough economic environment.

The series is part of the City’s CSBizAssist program, a comprehensive business sustainability initiative undertaken in Fiscal Year 2009 to help improve the overall performance of the local business community. The related web site,, provides tailored information for City businesses seeking support resources from the City and its partner organizations. The new video-on-demand series, developed in partnership with numerous local subject matter experts, will feature topics geared toward helping local businesses and entrepreneurs survive and thrive in this financial climate.

The first video discusses strategies to help businesses gain a competitive edge and is now available for viewing here. Future video topics include practicing self-care during stressful times, e-commerce, retaining human capital, sound fiscal management and team building. For more information, please call

Mayor and Commissioner Office Hours
The Mayor and City Commissioners have office hours scheduled in April to discuss City issues with residents or business owners. Office hours are set as follows, but check regularly for changes.

Mayor Scott Brook has four sets of office hours scheduled for the dates below. To schedule an appointment, call

  • Friday, April 16 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Whole Foods Market, 810 N. University Drive.
  • Friday, April 23 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Crème Brulee, located 1263 University Drive.
  • Wednesday, April 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at The Vine Bar, 925 N. University Drive.

Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck will have office hours Monday, April 5 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

Commissioner Roy Gold will have office hours Thursday, April 8 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.

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.

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