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  1. 1. T.O.C. TABLE OF CONTENTS Around Family Pines Health PAGES 7-18 PAGES 55-64 April - June 2010 Letter from Mayor Frank Ortis ............................................ 8 U18 Pediatric Orthopaedics - Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports .... 56 Parks & Recreation News by Dean Combs ........................... 13 Dr. Freddy Vallejo - A Happy Healthy Smile ....................... 58 Miramar-Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce ................. 14 Pediatric Dentistry Orthodontics - Avoid Sports Drinks & Soda 62 Thanks Mom & Dad ........................................................ 16 Events Pines Schools Issue 27 PAGES 19-30 PAGES 65-74 What To Do and Where To Go in April, May & June ...... 20-21 Broward County Public School Calendar ........................... 66 Pines Libraries Programs & Services .................................... 22 Sagemont School's Academic Internship Program ................. 66 School Board Commissioner Robin Bartleman ..................... 68 Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y 2010 Chili Cook-Off - A HOT Time ............................... 23 PINES FAIR - 10 DAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS ........ 24-25 The High School Class Ring Tradition ................................ 69 Pembroke Pines Clubs & Organizations .............................. 26 Somerset Academy Judo Team Wins 1st Place .................... 70 Miramar Cultural Center ................................................. 28 Huntington Learning Center - Why Recess is Important .......... 71 Pines Lakes Elementary is Planting an Education ..................... 71 Academic Directory .................................................... 72-73 West Broward High School's Veterinarian Program ............... 74 SUMMER Directory CAMPS PAGES 31-54 PAGES 75-104 Sports Directory ........................................................ 32-38 IGFA - Catch the Summer Fishing Camp Action ................. 76 Activities Directory .................................................... 38-46 Bobcat Volleyball Camp - Recipe for Success ...................... 78 Memorial Fitness Center - The Off Season is Critical ............ 48 Camp Sagemont's New Adventure Camp & More ............. 80 Kids & Parents Fishing Club .............................................. 50 Be in a Rock Band at Music's Cool Day Camp .................... 90 Jus Hip Hop ................................................................ 52 Jodi Cohen - Choosing a Camp for Your Child .................. 92 4H Club in Southwest Ranches ........................................ 54 Summer Camp Directory ............................................ 98-102 4
  2. 2. Our Team Dear Readers, MARGOT LYONS PULERI Happy Mother's & Father's Day to all of our readers! For all you do Publisher/Editor-in-Chief every day, for all the sacrifices you make, tears you wipe away, homework (954) 806-9714 Direct and lunches you drive to school because your child forgot, the sleepovers you (866) 499-9204 Office host and the countless hours at practices, games and recitals…you deserve a big hug and a sincere thank you. You provide the safety, security and nurturing your child needs, as well as the opportunities for your child to grow and evolve into NICOLE CHRISTIAN independent and productive adults. Publisher/Advertising (954) 649-4441 Direct You can't help but get symbolic and metaphorical in the spring. Growth, change and metamorphoses are going on all around us in nature and although these changes are occurring all year long in our own lives, we become a little more aware of it in the spring time. LINDA LOMBARDI Territory Representative For many parents, including myself, a child is graduating high school and going off to (305) 989-9380 Direct college. For others, their child is finishing preschool, elementary school or middle school, or April - June 2010 going off to camp for the first time. These milestones are so exciting and terrifying at the same time. It's a time for the parents to sit back and watch their baby jump from the nest in CAROLYN LASS a free fall. We can only watch and hope that their lessons learned and instincts will give Territory Representative them flight. It is truly a leap of faith. (954) 696-2821 Direct It is hard for parents to know when the right time is to hold on or let go. However, we do know that we have to continually encourage our children to try new things and to provide them with new and different opportunities to succeed and yes, perhaps fail. Both success Issue 27 ALICIA ADKINS and failure are important parts of life and critical to developing a child's sense of Territory Representative independence, self-confidence, individuality and character. (754) 422-0403 Direct Many opportunities exist within the pages of the Sports & Activities Directory to help parents guide their children to new hobbies, sports, camps, clubs and activities. Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y JENNIFER RASKU - THE RASKU GROUP Summer is a great time to try new activities and explore new interests for your child Creative Director & Graphic Design and yourself! See our special summer camp section for the kids and read through (866) 499-9204 - Office the main directory and the clubs and organizations page for yourself. Embrace new challenges yourself and encourage your children to do the same. You SPECIAL THANKS TO: can't continue to grow in mind, body and spirit without continually providing Contributing Writers: the nourishment to do so. • Debby Teich Thank you again for your readership and for patroning Contributing Photographers • our advertisers. We have been able to give back so much • Linda Lombardi because of our advertisers' trust and your continued support of their businesses! TOP SPIN PUBLISHING, INC. Sports & Activities Directory Our best to you, (866) 499-9204 Office Margot and Nicole (954) 442-4413 Fax 2114 N. Flamingo Road, #1269 Pembroke Pines, FL 33028 Website: 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. 6
  3. 3. Dear Residents, I hope that this article finds everyone in the best of health. I wanted to write an article about driving techniques in our city. People have not been using signals when they are making a turn. I don't know if you have noticed, but I sure have. What irks me is that when you are trying to pull out and you are waiting for oncoming traffic, the person makes a turn right in front of you without any turn signal. The primary reason that they don't use the turn signal is because, while using one hand to hold a cell phone, they cannot use both hands to maneuver the car in the safe and lawful way that a car is supposed to be driven on the road. In effect, they have no hands left; one is on the wheel and one is on a April - June 2010 cell phone. Now, I know the law says that you do not have to use a turn signal when you are changing lanes. Wouldn't it be nice if we could anticipate what the other driver was going to do? The other issue I wanted to write about is communication. When I go around the community and meet with residents, I ask them why they did not come to a Town Hall meeting, or other city meetings. Many of them say that they were not aware of the meeting. I have been diligent about putting meeting notices on our Issue 27 OCTV public channel, sandwich boards and sending letters and making phone calls to Homeowners Associations. I have asked the City Manager to look into the portable electronic message boards that we could place strategically Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y around the City. I would like to know what you think is the best communication tool for ensuring that messages from the City reach into every corner of the community. Please email me at or call (954) 435-6505. Feel free to contact me with any other questions or concerns. Thank You. Sincerely, Your Mayor Frank C. Ortis. City of Pembroke Pines 8
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  7. 7. AROUND PINES S pring is finally here and now is the time to get outside and enjoy the FRPA to inform residents of our state the value of the parks and recreation great outdoors. Comedian Robin Williams once said, “Spring is nature's profession and benefits associated with it. way of saying, Let's Party!” I find this quote quite befitting after the Each edition I'll be featuring one of these important messages that integrate the chilly winter weather this year. benefits of parks and recreation to communities around the state, including the City As a parks and recreation professional, I remain committed to promoting of Pembroke Pines. The key messages are; A Sense of Community; Good Health; our It Starts in Parks partnership with the Florida Recreation and Park Respect for Nature; Conservation of our Natural Treasures; Economic Development; Association (FRPA). It Starts in Parks is an initiative brought forth by the Achievement; Ties to our Heritage; and Florida's Future. THIS EDITION'S MESSAGE IS… April - June 2010 A sense of COMMUNITY...It Starts In Parks W hat transforms a crowd into a community? A chance for people to connect. Parks provide that chance. Florida's parks are where lifetime friendships are formed, where the gap between generations is bridged, where people discover what they have in common. How do you grow a hometown with a sense of community? It starts in parks. SAVE THE DATE… Pembroke Pines Fair and 50th Birthday Celebration As you may know, the City of Pembroke Pines is turning the BIG “50” in 2010. Issue 27 Pembroke Lakes Tennis Center, 10500 Taft Street or at any of the City's seven charter We are commemorating this very special occasion by hosting the Pembroke schools. For more information, please call (954) 431-4146. Pines Fair, April 8th - April 18th at City Center (located on Pines Boulevard, between Local business owners can show their community pride and help promote the Hiatus Road and Palm Avenue, just to the west of City Hall). celebration and all of its festivities year-round by becoming a Birthday Candle Sponsor. The 11 day fair presented by the City of Pembroke Pines and its Pines Prestige This is a limited offer - a first-come, first-serve opportunity. In addition, each sponsor Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Partners; Comcast, Winn-Dixie and Memorial Hospital West, features a variety of will have the chance to participate in the Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony and photo activities for people of all ages and interests that includes a full carnival midway opportunity. You can reserve your sponsorship today by contacting Robbie Walker at with more than 30 rides, concerts of all genres of music, parade, fireworks, (954) 322-3988 or Kathleen Kuebler at (954) 431-4146. performances by local community schools and organizations, and most For more information, visit us on the web at or call the Pembroke importantly….some good old-fashioned fun for the entire family. Pines Fair Hotline at (954) 431-4146. For your complete guide to the Pembroke Pines Fair, please see our feature in C'mon out to the Fair and connect with your family, friends and neighbors the Events Section listed on pages 24 & 25. to commemorate our hometown's 50th Birthday. This is one celebration you Advance pre-carnival ride bracelets are now on sale and can be purchased at the won't want to miss! (954) 435-6520 In Pembroke Pines…It Starts in Parks 13
  8. 8. AROUND PINES Miramar-Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce Helps Members Boost Their Business By Debby Teich A s the business environment becomes more competitive, can promote their business at the monthly Chamber breakfasts, many are turning to organizations like the Miramar-Pembroke business card exchanges and business expos, via the annual Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce to help them succeed. Chamber directory, and with other business professionals in The MPPRCC is committed to helping solve today's complex the community. Chamber members have an opportunity to business challenges and building a better community. It forge strong bonds as they meet and interact with each other. advances its membership business agenda through advocacy, One of the most popular places to network is the monthly leadership and engagement and provides a variety of services breakfast, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 7:00 a.m. to that benefit all citizens and all businesses, regardless of size. 9:00 a.m., at the Southwest Focal Point Senior Center in Together they accomplish what each one could not do alone. Pembroke Pines. During the structured meeting, new members The MPPRCC first met in 1969 in the Miramar Diner, with are introduced and the sponsor gives a presentation. Since 17 members in attendance. Since its inception, it has always there are typically 150 members in average attendence, self been a dual city chamber, creating a unique partnership introductions are based on merit. Bringing a first time guest to April - June 2010 between two cities that often seem more different than alike. a meeting, for example, can earn a member the right to speak. Forty-one years later, the non-profit organization has more Business After Hours is held on the 3rd Thursday of the than 550 members, which range from Fortune 500 companies month, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It is loosely structured and to home-based businesses. rotates to a different location every month. It often includes “The MPPRCC has a rich history of service to our business a networking game for those who are more timid or an expert communities, membership and residents, who find the chamber who gives networking tips. The idea is for members to learn a resourceful tool to enhance their overall experience of our how to do an existing skill better or learn something new. two fine cities,” said Stella Tokar, MPPRCC president and CEO. Leads Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, Issue 27 “There are programs and benefits to assist every business - no from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Miramar's Rainbow Deli. It matter their size and situation. The opportunities are endless.” is limited to two business members per profession, per industry. The MPPRCC provides a variety of venues to help its business During each meeting, one member highlights his or her business owners become better businesses by becoming better business and all of the members have an opportunity to do a one minute Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y leaders. Everything it does somehow relates to the 4 R's. It self introduction. Members are required to generate leads and believes that a Chamber should operate and provide earn points for doing so. Since there is a waiting list for the Recognition of its Chamber members; show Responsibility for group, members must meet certain criteria to participate. its community and its businesses; help to build Relationships; The Chamber recently formed a Young Professionals group and provide Rewards to both individuals and businesses that to help shape the next generation of the Chamber. The core make a difference in their community. advisory team is comprised of members who are 21 to 40 years The chamber helps members develop strategies to make them old. The group meets monthly and works on community more successful. It helps them meet some of today's challenges outreach and community development programs through programs like Business Boot Camp, which provides Membership starts at $250 and is based on the size of the information on topics such as “social media.” It also provides business and the type of industry. For more information, call many ways for members to gain exposure. Chamber members 954-432-9808 or visit 14
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  10. 10. 16 Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Issue 27 April - June 2010 AROUND PINES THANKS MOM & DAD
  11. 11. EVENTS Events April - June 2010 THURSDAY - SUNDAY, APRIL SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH APRIL 8TH - 18TH HEALTHY KIDS DAY MONDAY, MARCH 29TH - PEMBROKE PINES FAIR 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM TUESDAY, APRIL 6TH Celebrate Pembroke Pines' 50th Anniversary during this 10 day This event is FREE and open to the community. Join The YMCA party! Something fun for everyone, every day! Concerts, parade, of Broward County, and more than 2,500 YMCAs nationwide BOOMERS WELCOMES CHABAD car show, fireworks, carnival, entertainment and so much more! in our annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day! This is an opportunity SOUTH FLORIDA Details including dates, times and headline events on pages 24 & for kids and families to “Put Play in Your Day.” Planned activities Special Holiday Packages available for Groups of 10 or more 25 in this publication. All events will be held at the Pembroke include: Y Kids Fitness Class and Y Sports demonstrations, are starting at $27. Thursday & Sunday there will be Glatt Pines City Center, located on Pines Blvd. between Hiatus Rd. & SafeStart, Swim Central in attendance and drown prevention/swim Kosher BBQ available in the Family Fun park. Times for that Palm Avenue - just west of City Hall. Don't miss the biggest safety demonstrations, Summer Camp and Family Enrichment TBD. 954-921-1411, 1700 NW 1st St., Dania, FL 33004. celebration Pembroke Pines has ever hosted! Classes Registrations, Local Sports teams activities and mascots, Broward Sherriff's Office: K-9 Unit, Child Safety Seat Check, FRIDAY, APRIL 2ND FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH Child Fingerprinting, Fire Truck, Ambulance. “Blow the Whistle MAYOR FRANK C. ORTIS' 8TH ANNUAL on Childhood Obesity” at 12noon, Kidz Sports Zone, Rock EGG HUNT & OPEN GYM - GRAVITY PEMBROKE PINES CHARTER SCHOOL Climbing Wall, Interactive Games, Raffle prizes and give-aways, GYMNASTICS GOLF TOURNAMENT Healthy Snacks and Local Restaurant Samples. Held at Sheinberg 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 12:30 PM: TEE OFF Family YMCA of Weston, 20201 Saddle Club Rd., in the Bring your baskets! Get ready for a great deal of fun and Mayor Frank C. Ortis proudly presents the 8th Annual Pembroke Regional Park at Weston. CONTACT: Stephanie Brassie (954) excitement! One hour or two of Open Play, Bounce House, Pines Charter School Golf Tournament benefiting the Pembroke 424-9622, X 216, or and… Egg Hunt! Enjoy some quality time with your little ones at Gravity Gymnastics! 1 to 5 Years Old: 5:30PM to 6:30PM, Pines Charter Schools. This exciting event includes an 18 hole (members $5- non-members: $7). 6 Years & Older: 6:30PM tournament, contests, lunch, dinner, prizes, awards and more! SATURDAY, APRIL 17TH to 8:30PM (members $10 - non-members: $12). Held at the Pembroke Lakes Country Club, 10500 Taft Street in PROFESSIONAL THEATER FOR CHILDREN: WWW.GRAVITYGYMNASTICS.COM. Pembroke Pines. For more information or to become a sponsor, THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES please e-mail Christina Sorensen at 10:00 AM April - June 2010 FRIDAY, APRIL 2ND & The City of Weston presents Professional Theater for Children: SATURDAY, APRIL 3RD SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH The Emperor's New Clothes. Nothing pleased the pompous Emperor more than a new suit of clothes. So, when he heard of ALICE IN WONDERLAND BENEFIT MOONLIGHT MOVIE IN THE PARK: a magic material that had the remarkable quality of being invisible PERFORMANCE MADAGASCAR 2 FRIDAY: 7:00 PM to anyone who was not good at his job or who was intolerably 8:00 PM SATURDAY: 2:00 PM stupid, he called for the tailors at once. Tickets at Weston FREE EVENT. Still together. Still lost! The sequel to 2005's The Paladin Players need your help! As they remount their Community Center: $10 advance or $15 at theater box office "Madagascar", in which we find New York Zoo animals, Alex production of Alice in Wonderland to raise much needed day of show. Performance at Cypress Bay High School Theater, the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria funds with their benefit performance selling tickets for $20 in 18600 Vista Park Blvd. the Hippo still stranded on Madagascar, and start to leave the Issue 27 advance and $25 at the door, they tell the story of a young island. At the Event Stage inside the Weston Regional Park, girl's daunting adventure down the road to self-realization. Help SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 20200 Royal Palm Blvd. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and the students get this unique production to Tampa for State 17 & 18TH relax.... the movies are on us! Competitions, a Plantation first in over TWENTY YEARS! 13TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND Call 754-323-2033 for tickets today. SUNDAY, APRIL 11TH COLLECTABLE SHOW Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y SATURDAY: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM FREE GRAVITY OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, APRIL 3RD 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM SUNDAY: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PEMBROKE PINES' ANNUAL EGG HUNT Somewhere between the fine china, collectable toys, and first Come join us as we celebrate another day of fun and excitement 9:00 AM (SHARP!) edition books, seekers of treasures will strike gold at this Antique at Gravity Gymnastics. Open play - face painting - bounce house Free! Children ages 12 and under are invited to hop on over to & Collectible Show. Antique Appraiser available on Sunday fee - trampolines - raffles & vendors! Don't miss this opportunity to one of our 2 Easter Egg Hunts, Featuring over 26,000 eggs at $3.00 per item. Over 50 dealers will participate in the two day spend some quality time with your children in a safe and positive each location (52,000 eggs). This free event includes an egg indoor/outdoor event. Benefitting and held at the Southwest Focal environment. Summer camp gift certificates will be given out! hunt, balloon sculptures, face painting, Bounce House, slides, a Point Senior Center, 301 NW 103rd Ave. in Pembroke Pines. WWW.GRAVITYGYMNASTICS.COM. visit from Peter Rabbit, and holiday fun. The first 500 kids at each Contact: 954-450-6869. Daily admission is $3.00, Children location will receive a FREE pair of Bunny Ears courtesy of The under 12 free - No strollers, please! Parking is free! FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH Little Gym of Pembroke Pines. The Egg Hunt will take place at 2 locations: Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Boulevard & RAISING RESILIENT CHILDREN & SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL Pembroke Shores Park, 501 SW 172nd Ave. Don't forget your ADOLESCENTS SEMINAR 17TH & 18TH BASKETS! DO NOT BE LATE! 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM 4TH ANNUAL SEASIDE CRAFT FAIR ON Miami Children's Hospital presents a seminar for professionals HOLLYWOOD BEACH SATURDAY APRIL 3RD and parents, featuring Dr. Robert Brooks, a leading psychologist, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM known nationally and internationally for his work topics pertaining Free- no gate fee. Held at the Broadwalk in Hollywood Beach BOOMERS 1ST ANNUAL to family relations, self esteem, motivation and resilience in our overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and wide sandy beaches. Discover EASTER EGG HUNT children. As co-author of Raising Resilient Children, Dr. Brooks a wide variety of handmade crafts including jewelry, ceramics, wall 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM sets forth an approach to raising children based on research and art, personalized gifts and wall hangings, paintings, photography FREE to the 1st 200 kids! Raffles, Prizes, and tons of fun. Meet & clinical experience which fosters strength, hope and optimism, skills and much more. An expansive Green Market features plants, greet our own Boomer Bunny and Bring Your Camera! 954 921- 1411, located at 1700 NW 1st St., Dania, FL 33004. that facilitate survival and success in today's society. To register, call orchids and homemade soaps. There's something for everyone at 305-666-6511, ext 2549 or email 20 this great Craft Festival!
  12. 12. EVENTS SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH FRIDAY, MAY 7TH SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH BON JOVI IN CONCERT FOOTY'S 11TH ANNUAL WING CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR 7:30 PM DING GOLF CLASSIC IN CONCERT At Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise. Annual golf tournament including lunch and dinner and tons of 8:00 PM fun. Charity tournament to benefit drug abuse. Held at Pembroke At Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise. SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH Lakes Golf & Racquet Club. For more information 305-873- 11TH ANNUAL HUGS & KISSES FASHION 3806 or SATURDAY, JUNE 12TH SHOW "SENDING HUGS & KISSES AROUND THE WORLD" BOBBY THE BALLOON GUY AT SATURDAY, MAY 8TH Presented by Miami Children's Hospital Foundation's Community WESTON LIBRARY FREE PUPPET SHOW: LITTLE RED Council the Hugs & Kisses Fashion Show event showcases South 11:30 AM RIDING HOOD Florida's children 18 years and under. Newborns with Mom or Dad Bobby the Balloon Guy brings his show to Weston Library to 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM are welcome. The event includes a gourmet lunch, silent auction, entertain all ages. 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., 954-389-2098 or FREE Puppet Show! Little Red Riding Hood - An all- children's fashion show, and the "I Make a Difference Awards" visit new twist on an all-time favorite. In this updated version, ceremony honoring outstanding student philanthropists. For the Wolf and Red both learn some valuable lessons on sponsorship opportunities, reservations and more information, please SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH contact: Morgana Rolle at or 786-624-2038. the way to Grandma's house. Appropriate for children ages 3-10 with a parent or guardian. The show will be ACADEMY OF ARTS PRESENTS presented at the Weston Community Center, 20200 "ONE" RECITAL FRIDAY, APRIL 23RD Saddle Club Road. For more information, please call SHOW TIMES: 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM MOODY MANOR FOUNDATION'S 14TH 954-389-4321. Academy of Arts will hold two dance recital performances at ANNUAL SUNSET SNEAKERS BALL & GOLF Ralph R. Bailey Concert Hall, 3501 S.W. Davie Road in Davie. INVITATIONAL PUTTING CONTEST: 12:15 PM FRIDAY, MAY 14TH Please join us in the audience! TEE OFF: 1:00 PM FLORIDA MARLINS DOLLARS AND STRIKES COCKTAILS, DINNER AND BALL: 5:30 PM The Florida Marlins Community Foundation presents the 12th SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH Held at Ft. Lauderdale Country Club, 415 Country Club Circle, Annual Dollars and Strikes to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of WRITING WORKSHOP AT Plantation, FL 33317. Fee: Foursome - $800.00 (includes 4 ball Broward. Call Matt Organ at (954) 537-1010 for information. WESTON LIBRARY tickets), Individual golfer - $200.00 (includes 1 ball ticket), Ball TBA ticket - $100.00 (per person). Please contact Julie Moody or SUNDAY, MAY 16TH Eric Shaw, screenwriter who wrote for Sponge Bob and Sid the Jennifer Moody with any questions or inquiries at Moody Manor. FREE GRAVITY OPEN HOUSE Science Kid, will teach an animation writing workshop for kids. April - June 2010 Phone: (954) 434 - 2016. Moody Manor address: 7150 Holatee 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Call to register. 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., 954-389-2098 or visit Trail, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33330. Come join us as we celebrate another day of fun and excitement at Gravity Gymnastics. Open play - face painting - bounce house FRIDAY APRIL 23RD & - trampolines - raffles & vendors! Don't miss this opportunity to FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH SATURDAY, APRIL 24TH spend some quality time with your children in a safe and positive FOX SPORTS FLORIDA FANTASY AUCTION BROADWAY HORIZONS PRESENTS environment. Summer camp gift certificates will be given out! Fox Sports Florida and the Florida Marlins Community “ALADDIN JR.” WWW.GRAVITYGYMNASTICS.COM. Foundation are proud to announce the Fifth Annual Fox Sports 7:00 PM Florida Fantasy Auction to be held the night the Marlins square Come see the Broadway Horizons Super-Stars perform Disney's FRIDAY, MAY 21ST off against the San Diego Padres. Once again there will be Issue 27 “Aladdin Jr.” Join Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, and all of Agrabah in this timeless musical. Our students range in age from 6-14 and you 28TH ANNUAL CORPORATE GOLF many unique Fantasy Items for both Marlin's fans and Fox Sports will be amazed at the level of talent in this production! For tickets, INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT Florida viewers to experience. please call the box office at (954) 461-5672. Tickets are $10. Presented by Miami Children's Hospital Foundation, this great golf tradition takes place at the legendary Biltmore SATURDAY, JUNE 26TH SATURDAY, APRIL 24TH Hotel in Coral Gables and is organized by a group of Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y SALTY SUE SHOW AT WESTON LIBRARY 4KIDS OF SOUTH FLORIDA 3RD ANNUAL compassionate business leaders who care about the health 11:00 AM BIG CARDIO EVENT of our children. The Tournament is a great way to network Salty Sue will be there for an interactive performance for all Are you interested in making a difference in a child's life. Come and promote businesses via sponsorships, underwriting and/ ages. 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., 954-389-2098 or visit out and be a part of an Organization whose mission is to Provide or auction opportunities. For sponsorship opportunities, Hope For Kids In Crisis, One Child At A Time!' Join Ms. Julie foursomes, or information, contact Morgana Rolle at and be a part our team! Register online at or 786-624-2038. events_and_activities/. Click on Team Name "SwimMrBlue" and then contact Ms. Julie at 954-881-8946. It's that easy!! Become JULY a part of a fun team and help the life of a child in the process. JUNE PREVIEW MAY SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH BROADWAY KIDS STUDIO'S ANNUAL SUNDAY, JULY 4TH THURSDAY, MAY 6TH - SUNDAY, PEMBROKE PINES 4TH OF RECITAL: "LEGENDS 2010" MAY 9TH 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM JULY CELEBRATION DISNEY'S ALADDIN, JR. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Come and enjoy an evening of music and dance at Broadway SHOW TIMES VARY Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Boulevard. Celebrate the Kids Studio's Annual Recital. Students ages 5-18 will be performing The Paladin Playhouse is bringing the Disney classic, Aladdin, to Fourth of July with the City of Pembroke Pines. The celebration songs, monologues, and dances from Musical Legends such as life on stage. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. is free and will be held on the Pines Recreation Center Festival Michael Jackson and The Beatles. Held at the Miniaci Performing Come experience Disney's Aladdin Jr., a performance the whole Grounds. The event includes rides, live musical entertainment, Arts Center located at 3100 Ray Ferraro Jr. Blvd in Davie. Tickets family is sure to enjoy! May 6th & 7th at 7:00 PM, May 8th at food booths and phenomenal fireworks display. Bring your are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For information, visit blankets and lawn chairs. No coolers, pets or personal fireworks. 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM, May 9th at 2:00 PM. Call 754-323- or call 954-770-4506. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. 21 2033 for tickets today.
  13. 13. EVENTS Pembroke Pines Branch Libraries Offer More than Just Books By Debby Teich T housands of Pembroke Pines residents visit the public libraries each month, to check out books, DVD's or CD's, complete research, access the Internet, learn a expo that will help connect them with community groups looking for help. Adults can discuss popular fiction and non-fiction during Book Talks on the 3rd language, plan a trip, join a book discussion and much more. The state-of-the-art Tuesday of the month. There is also a Hispanic book club that meets periodically. libraries have a wide array of sources, resources and services that can change lives The library offers two Citizen Studies classes. In the Literacy Skills class, students and open doors in many different ways. improve their reading and writing, on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In the The Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource Center, located at 955 NW 129 Civics Government and Interview Skills class, students practice for the exam and Avenue, is a joint facility with Walter C. Young Middle School. It is the only Broward interview on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. English Café is for patrons County library that has a relationship with a middle school. It offers programs for who want to practice conversational English. Intermediate speakers meet on Mondays children, adults and tweens. and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon and beginners meet on Tuesdays and There are several story hours for younger children. There is one for toddlers, Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. El Club, for intermediate Spanish speakers, ages 18 to 36 months, on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m., as meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday at 1:30 p.m. For those who love movies, the April - June 2010 well as one for children 3 and older, on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Wags and Tails gives Cinemateque group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30 kids a chance to read to a pet, on the third Monday of the month. p.m., to view and discuss a variety of films. SCORE offers advice for new and existing There are many after school programs for tweens that offer them a chance to businesses, on the 2nd Saturday of the month, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. participate in an activity and catch up with their friends at the same time. They This summer, both libraries will offer a “Make a Splash” and “Make Waves Read can do arts and crafts during the Tween Scene; discuss popular books during Summer Reading program for elementary school children and teens. The kids keep Book Talk; learn to create a beautiful album during Scrapbooking and get a reading log and receive incentives and prizes for the books they read. They can homework help from teachers during Homework Café. The library has 41 also participate in a variety of special events, most with a water theme. There will computers with Internet access and Microsoft Word for patrons to use. “The be science programs, arts and crafts, performers, visitors from the fire department library provides a place for the students to continue the learning process after and coast guard, family story times and much more. Summer programs continue Issue 27 school ends,” said Nadine Robinson, youth services supervisor. through the month of July. Adults have an opportunity to gain insights into some of the most popular books The Pembroke Pines branches are among the 37 libraries located throughout during a Book Discussion, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. The library Broward County. Together they form the ninth-largest library system in the United also offers a language class for foreign language speakers that want to strengthen States, with over three million items, including books, CDs, DVDs, computer software their conversation skills. The English Café meets every Tuesday and Thursday from and more. If something is not available at the Pembroke Pines locations, patrons Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. can request it from another location, at no charge, by calling the library or ordering The Southwest Regional Library is located at 16835 Sheridan Street. It also offers it online. They receive an automated call when it arrives. a variety of programs for adults, teens and children. There are several story hours for In order to check out materials, patrons must show proof that they live, work or younger children. There is one for toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, on Thursday at go to school in Broward County. The Pembroke Pines/Walter C. Young Resource 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., as well as one for children ages 3 to 5, on Tuesday at Center is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Families, with children of all ages, can participate in a story hour on Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is closed on weekends. For Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Wags and Tails offers kids a chance to read to a pet, on the 2nd information, call 954-437-2635 or visit The Southwest and 4th Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Kids, ages 6 to 12, can Regional Library is open Monday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and sharpen their chess skills by participating in a club that meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is closed on Sunday. For at 10:30 a.m. Teens interested in volunteering can visit the library on May 1 for a mini more information, call 954-538-9996. 22
  14. 14. EVENTS April - June 2010 Issue 27 Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Photos & Article by Alicia Adkins Country fans flocked from all over to this year's Chili Cookoff Gentry. Country fans are young and old alike. One thing that is event at CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. There were dozens certain; there were plenty of fans wearing their cowboy hats of chili recipes on display; from the HOT to the unique. Not and lip-syncing the lyrics to every song that played. even the HOTTEST chili could compare the main stage The KISS Country Chili Cookoff is an annual, all day entertainment at this 25th Anniversary event! There were 5 event, so don't miss the fun next year! For more main performing artists that took the stage; Sara Evans, information about upcoming events and all things country, Gloriana, Zack Brown Band, Rodney Adkins, and Montgomery visit 99.9 KISS at 23
  15. 15. EVENTS PEMBROKE PINES Clubs & Organizations MIRAMAR - PEMBROKE PINES REGIONAL FRIENDSHIP CLUB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:00p.m. Pines Recreation Center. 10100 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines - in City Hall Building, Social group for mentally handicap young adults. Contact: 954-432-9808, The Chamber is Debbie Rivera, 954-274-7321 committed to continue to provide a variety of venues to assist the business owners of our region to become better businesses by POLICE EXPLORER PROGRAM becoming better business leaders. From its humble beginnings over Chartered under Boy Scouts of America, this program meets thirty years ago the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Wednesday night at 7 pm at police headquarters. Program Commerce is thriving and is committed to helping our businesses educates youth about careers in law enforcement in an 80 hour thrive too! Monthly breakfast meetings are held on the 2nd academy. Contact: Community Affairs Office, 954-436-3274. Tuesday of the month, please call the chamber for details. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF BROWARD ROTARY CLUB OF MIRAMAR-PINES COUNTY, INC. Mailing address: 2114 N. Flamingo Road, P.O. Box 163, Phone: 954-584-9990. Help children reach their full potential Pembroke Pines, FL 33028. Rotary is an organization of business through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with and professional leaders united worldwide who provide measurable impact. 4101 Ravenswood Road, Suite 226, Fort humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all Lauderdale, FL 33312. To learn more about becoming a mentor, vocations, and help build good will and peace in the world. The enrolling your child into our programs or making a donation, main objective of Rotary is service - in the community, workplace, please visit or email and throughout the world. Meetings 12:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Emerald Coast, 12375 Pembroke Road in Pembroke Pines. BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF BROWARD COUNTY Website: Special focus on at-risk youth between ages 7 - 18 years old, with 12 facilities serving 12,000 registered members. To learn more KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER PEMBROKE PINES about becoming involved with the local Boys & Girls Clubs, visit 954-436-6013, P.O. Box 824431, Pembroke Pines, FL 33082, their website at or visit their locations at: Rick and Meet on Thursdays at 7:00pm at Rita Case Unit: 7525 N.W. 33 RD ST., Davie, Fl. 33024, Phone: On the Border Restaurant at 12100 Pines Blvd. Share in 954-433-9000 or Florence A. DeGeorge Unit: 1220 SW 133rd fellowship, listen to informative speakers, enjoy dinner, announce Ave, Davie, Florida 33325, Phone: 954-236-2790 April - June 2010 activities and determine ways to better serve and enrich the lives of those in our community. All are welcome. Complementary Dinner KIDS IN DISTRESS AUXILIARY on your first visit. Become a Kiwanian. HELP THE CHILDREN! General Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. Kids In Distress is a local, non-profit agency providing a full continuum of TOASTMASTERS, PEMBROKE PINES care dedicated to the treatment and prevention of child abuse. The Kids In Distress Auxiliary is a warm hearted volunteer group which 9541 SW 7th Court, Pembroke Pines, Contact: Gary Becker o supports educational and social events while raising public awareness 954-432-9327. Educational organization which helps improve through their ongoing fundraising efforts. Please call for further your public speaking. Meetings: Thursdays, 7:30 am. Memorial information on meetings and getting involved: (954) 252-3365 Hospital Pembroke Senior Resources Center, 7800 Sheridan Street. $7 members, $12 non-members LEEZA'S PLACE AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PEMBROKE Issue 27 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Phone: (954) 967-7240 o We are a Ages 5 & up. To join a boy scout troop near you, call 954-584-4200 gathering place and resource center for caregivers and those GIRL SCOUTS OF BROWARD COUNTY,INC. recently diagnosed with memory disorders, offering free supportive 954-739-7660. 4701 NW 33rd Avenue, programs that educate, empower, and energize. We offer free Oakland Park, FL 33309. Provides informal educational programs for support groups, Tai Chi, social activities, referrals and many other girls between ages 5-18. A safe and fun place for girls to discover, services. Memorial Hospital Pembroke located at the corner of Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y connect and take action. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, Sheridan and University Drive. confidence and character, who make the world a better place. MOTHER'S WORKSHOP AMERICAN LEGION POST 385 Phone: 954-680-4576. Mother's Workshop is a non profit support We meet 1st Tuesday of each month at Pembroke Falls Aquatic group for moms of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in Southwest Center, 1361 NW 129th Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028. Broward. We provide social interaction, playgroups, activities, Military Organization for former & active military service personnel. crafts, outings, Mom's Night Out, and more. Established in 1982. Main objectives to support local high schools, youth activities, Civil Air & Navy Sea Cadets with awards. For more info: 954-441-8735. MOPS--MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS Our goal: to encourage, equip and develop every mother of PEMBROKE PINES HISTORICAL MUSEUM preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 - 3 pm. Village Community Center. in the name of Jesus Christ. We meet the 1st & 3rd Friday from Contact: Gerry Witoshynsky, 954-983-6814 Sept-May 9:15-11:30am at Florida Bible Church, 9300 Pembroke Road, Miramar, FL 33025, (954)431-6776. THE WOMEN'S BUSINESS MASTERMIND GROUP Are you craving adult conversation and "me" time? We offer food, folks, fun & fellowship. Childcare is provided & your first meeting is Our organization is devoted to women helping women with their FREE! For more info: businesses, as well as their personal growth and well being. Our network of women encourage and help each other by sharing our LOPSTER'S KIDS CLUB hopes, dreams and inspirations with other women in the South Do you love animals? Do you want to learn more about taking care of Florida area. Through luncheons and one-on-one meetings with dogs, cats and other pets? Do you want to help the homeless animals? other Chapter members we build long-lasting relationships, both in Then join Lopster's Kids Club at the Humane Society of Broward our business and personal lives. This member-only organization County. The Club meets once a month, for an hour and a half, after allows exclusivity in your chosen business segment and provides school. Lopster has two Clubs: The Lil Pups, ages 6 to 9 years old you with a sales force of other women who promote your products meet on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m and and services. Contact: Barbara Theodosiou - 954-309-0992. The Big Dogs, ages 10 - 13 years old meet on the second Thursday of Website:, each month from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. To sign up call 954-266-6815 or E-Mail: you can download a registration form at 26
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  17. 17. EVENTS MIRAMAR CULTURAL CENTER/ARTS PARK Where Community & Culture Converge By Debby Teich T he Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, located in the heart of Miramar The Center's 4,500 sq. ft. banquet facility has become a popular setting Town Center, offers a wide range of programs and activities designed to for receptions, corporate meetings, family celebrations, presentations and appeal to young and old. Built by the City of Miramar and managed by the other catered events. It has three banquet halls that can be combined as Broward Center for the Performing Arts, it was created to celebrate creativity one. The chef and staff can help plan events and offer menu suggestions and diversity within the city. It is surrounded by shops and restaurants, so from the large selection of dishes suitable for a crowd of 25 or 500. The residents can live, work and play all in one area. It is a place where botanical garden, adjacent to the banquet hall, is also a nice area for events community and culture converge. and activities. It features "Vanishing View," a commissioned piece by New April - June 2010 Jesus Garcia is one of the many Miramar residents who spend time at the York Public Artist Alison Sky. Center. He has been to a variety of shows with his two children, and attended Students of all ages can participate in a variety of educational classes an opera with his wife. “It is the perfect evening,” said Garcia. “We go out offered in the arts and education studios, including music, dance, painting for dinner, see a show, and walk home.” and pottery. The dance and arts and crafts studios are available for education The Center's 800 seat theater is well equipped with high-tech lights and teachers and instructors who want to offer classes to the community. sound. It offers a variety of programming, including concerts, operas, shows The Performance Project and the Broward Center for the Performing and other special events. Some of the past performances have included Arts have teamed up to provide summer theater programs for children. Fiddler on the Roof, Barber of Seville, Animado, Carmen and a concert by Issue 27 Kool and the Gang. Children can watch their favorite stories come to life The Miramar Cultural Center offers two four-week sessions with a program on-stage with the Family Fun Series, with titles like Snow White, The Little for Young Campers, ages 7 to 13, and Young Professionals, ages 14 to 18. Engine That Could and Hansel and Gretel. The Saturday series includes an Campers will learn about musical theater, dance, voice, music, technical production, and acting. At the end of the program, they will have an Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y art activity, face painting, and post-show snack. After a performance, visitors can enjoy the Center's two art galleries, opportunity to participate in a live performance on the Miramar Cultural which are populated by the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale/Nova Center's theater stage. This summer, the Young Professionals will present Southeastern University. The Ansin Family Art Gallery, located on the first Disney's Beauty and the Beast Junior and Disney's High School Musical 2, floor, continuously showcases works by world-renowned artists, including while the Young Campers will perform Annie, Jr. and Oklahoma! Pablo Picasso and Carlos Luna. In April, some of Salvador Dali's paintings The Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark is located at 2400 Civic Center will be on exhibit. The Alcove Gallery, located on the upper floor, showcases Place, on Red Road, north of Miramar Parkway. For more information, call works by community artists and students. 954-602-4500 or visit 28
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  20. 20. SPORTS Baseball 32 Basketball 32 Boxing 32 Cheerleading 32-33 Cycling 33 Football 33 Golf 34 Gymnastics 34 Hockey/Ice Skating 34-35 HORSEBACK RIDING & EQUESTRIAN 35 Lacrosse 35 Martial Arts 35 Paintball 36 Racquetball 36 Running 36 Soccer 36 Softball 36-37 Swimming 37 Tennis 37 Volleyball 38 Walking 38 Water Polo 38 Waterskiing & Wakeboarding 38 Wrestling 38 Activities Acting & Drama 38 Afterschool Programs 39 Amusement Parks & Arcades 40 Art 40 Birthday Parties 40-42 CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 42-43 Dance 43 Etiquette 43 FISHING/BOATING 43-44 Health & Fitness 44 Music 44-45 Senior Activities 45 Sewing 45 Special Population 45-46 Teen Programs 46