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    • 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
    • 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 MargotLS@aol.com host and the countless hours at practices, games and recitals…you deserve a big Margot@sportsandactivities.com 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, tennismommy@bellsouth.net change and metamorphoses are going on all around us in nature and although Nicole@sportsandactivities.com 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 lombardis@comcast.net going off to camp for the first time. These milestones are so exciting and terrifying at the Linda@sportsandactivities.com 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 domperteachil@yahoo.com know that we have to continually encourage our children to try new things and to provide Carolyn@sportsandactivities.com 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 Alicia@sportsandactivities.com 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 raskugroup@aol.com 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 • Zillaphotos.com 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: www.sportsandactivities.com 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
    • 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 fortis@ppines.com 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
    • 9 Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Issue 27 April - June 2010 AROUND PINES
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    • 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 www.ppines.com 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 www.ppines.com 13
    • 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 www.miramarpembrokepines.org. 14
    • 15 Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Issue 27 April - June 2010 AROUND PINES
    • 16 Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Issue 27 April - June 2010 AROUND PINES THANKS MOM & DAD
    • 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. www.boomersparks.com. 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 sbrassie@ymcabroward.org. 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 csorensen@ppines.com. 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 lourdes.niebla@mch.com. 20 www.boomersparks.com. this great Craft Festival!
    • 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. www.bankatlanticcenter.com. 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. www.bankatlanticcenter.com. SUNDAY, APRIL 18TH Lakes Golf & Racquet Club. For more information 305-873- 11TH ANNUAL HUGS & KISSES FASHION 3806 or footyswd@aol.com. 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 www.broward.org/library. 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 mrolle@mchf.org 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 www.broward.org/library. 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, www.broward.org/library. 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 www.4kidsofsfl.org/ mrolle@mchf.org 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- www.BroadwayKidsStudio.com or call 954-770-4506. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. 21 2033 for tickets today.
    • 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 www.broward.org/library. 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
    • 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 www.wkis.com. 23
    • 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, www.miramarpembrokepines.org. 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 bbbsbroward.org or email info@bbbsbroward.org 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: www.miramar-pinesrotary.org. 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 www.bgcbc.org or visit their locations at: Rick and www.kiwanispembrokepines.org. 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 www.leezasplace.org. 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. www.gssef.org. 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. www.floridabible.org. 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: www.mops.org. 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: www.WomensBusinessMastermind.com, each month from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. To sign up call 954-266-6815 or E-Mail: Barbara@womensbusinessmastermind.com. you can download a registration form at www.humanebroward.com. 26
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    • 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 www.mirmarculturalcenter.org. 28
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    • 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
    • DIRECTORY ALL AMERICAN BASKETBALL CAMP SPORTS (954) 472-2663. www.allamericanbasketballschool.com. • SPRING BREAK CAMP: March 29 - April 2 & April 5 - April 9. SUMMER CAMP: Weekly Sessions June 14 - August 20. Basketball drills, skills, games, arts & crafts. Our staff is represented by some of BASEBALL & T-BALL the top coaches in the country. State of the art, air conditioned facilities. Now at Sagemont Upper School in Weston! Other locations at PEMBROKE LAKES OPTIMIST Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines and Archbishop McCarthy Flamingo Park, 1900 NW 122 Terrace, 954-438-6498, Ages 4 1/2 - High School in Davie. Camp locations also at Coral Springs Charter 15 coed, rec and travel teams. Fall Season: May - June. November & School, Cardinal Gibbons and more. Divisions: Elementary, Middle December, Tryouts in January. Fees: $100 - $140 residents, non and High School programs for boys & girls. Spring Break Camp & Summer Camp: one week sessions, $240. 9am-4pm, extended hours at residents add $65. Copy of birth certificate required. no extra charge. Ages 5-16. www.eteamz.com/pembrokelakesoptimist. • 1-ON-1 SUNDAY BASKETBALL CAMP: Open to Boys & Girls Ages 5- 15 of all skill levels. Top level basketball instruction from some of PEMBROKE PINES OPTIMIST South Florida's best coaches. Emphasis on offensive skills: ball Optimist Clubhouse, 7900 Pines Blvd., 954-966-4861. Ages 3 - 15: co- handling, shooting, passing, 3 on 3 games. Hours: Sundays 10- ed, recreational and travel teams. Fees: $95 residents, non-residents add 11:30am or Noon - 1:30pm. Sessions run through May 2, 2010. $65. Copy of birth certificate required. Fall Season: July/August. Spring Held at Sagemont Upper School, 2585 Glades Circle in Weston and at Season: March - June. Cardinal Gibbons High School in Ft. Lauderdale. Cost: $30/session or any 4 sessions/$100. PASADENA LAKES OPTIMIST Pasadena Park, 8815 Pasadena Blvd. Commissioner- Mike Van SHEINBERG FAMILY YMCA OF WESTON Nostrand 954-432-3300, baseball@pasadenalakes.com. Florida Register at www.ymcabroward.org or 954-424-9622; 20201 Saddle Club Youth Baseball Alliance. Ages 3 - 14 co-ed. Rec and Travel Teams. Road, Weston, FL 33327. Tryouts for all divisions are in January. Fees: Pre-TBall -$90, • MEN'S 4 on 4 OVER 30 RECREATIONAL: Played Tuesday evenings. 12 Shetland - $100, Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, Pony & Colt - $110. games at 30 minutes each, plus playoffs. $250 per team. Individuals April - June 2010 Non-Res. Fee: +$50. Summer Baseball Season: Register in April, will be placed on an as needed basis. season begins in May. www.pasadenalakes.com. • MEN'S 5 on 5 RECREATIONAL BASKETBALL: Played Thursday evenings. 10 games plus playoffs. Must be 18 years old or older/$500 per team WEST PEMBROKE PINES OPTIMIST (minimum. 8 person roster). Pembroke Shores Park, 501 SW 172nd Avenue. 954-437-1644, BOXING info@wppobaseball.com. www.wppobaseball.com. Ages 3 - 16, rec and travel teams. Spring & Fall Seasons. Fees: Pee-Wee and Shetland $115, Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, Pony and Colt $140, Non-Resident +$65. Fall Registration held in June & July. Spring Registration held in BOXING AT POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL) 954-986-5044. 7900 Johnson St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. Ages 11- November & December. Issue 27 17. Classes are held M/W/F - 5PM - 6:30 PM for Beginners and 6:30 - 8PM for the advanced class WPPO MIRACLE LEAGUE BASEBALL: West Pembroke Pines Optimist Miracle League Baseball program for ages CHEERLEADING 5 & up. Field is totally accessible for individuals with wheelchairs or other assistive walking devises. Games will be played on Fridays from 7:30p.m.- Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y 8:30p.m. All games and practice will be played at Rose G. Price Park, FLORIDA SUPERSTARS 901 NW 208th Avenue. Mario Salceda, (954) 276-5597, We offer a high energy combination class with instruction in dance, miracleleague@mhs.net cheerleading & baton twirling. Over 20 locations, $45 per month for unlimited classes. Year round performances are optional. Feature BASEBALL/SOFTBALL CAGES AT ALLGOLF performances include: Miami Heat, Dolphins, Hurricanes, Disney World, 950 N Flamingo Road (at CB Smith Park entrance), Pembroke Pines. 954- Super Bowl, and Orange Bowl. Summer Dance Jam Camp also offered. 441-1333 www.allgolf.com. M-F 9am - 10pm, Sat. 8am - 10 pm, & Sun. (954) 438-2075 or www.floridasuperstars.com. 8am - 9pm. Outdoor baseball/softball cages. Variable speeds available for game like conditions. Discounted Team rates available! ELITE CHEER AND DANCE 6800 SW 21st Court, Units 7-10, Davie, FL 33317. We have Level 0-5 competitive teams for all ages - 5 and under, Youth, Junior, and Senior up BASKETBALL to age 18. Cheerleaders (girls and boys) can come to Elite with NO cheer or tumbling Experience. VERY AFFORDABLE… and a lot of fun…. Come TINY TOT INSTRUCTIONAL BASKETBALL CLASSES by and register! 954-577-3332 or www.elitecheeranddance.net PEMBROKE PINES YMCA FAMILY CENTER 501 SW 172 Avenue, Pembroke Pines. 954-727-9622. Boys & Girls, FLORIDA TRIPLE THREAT ALL-STARS Ages 3-5. Classes designed to teach the basic fundamental skills of Competitive Cheer and Dance Teams. Come see the newest All-Star Cheer basketball without pressure-not a league. Ongoing sessions. Ages 3-5 and Dance facility in S. FL. Full A/C building featuring 2 spring floors, Classes held on Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:45pm - 4:30pm. Cost: $70 for tumble trak, rod floor, trampoline, and separate dance studio. All ages, all Y Members/ $100 for Non-Members for 12 classes, April 6 - May 13. skill levels in Cheer and Dance. Floor space can be rented! We compete in Each child received a Tiny Tot T-Shirt, medal, and staff instruction. Nationals. 954-514-7250, www.Fla3threat.com 32 YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441
    • DIRECTORY FLORIDA YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL CHEERLEADING TEAM MEMORIAL Ages 3 - 16. NFL Affiliated and Certified. Enjoy a well-run and Team Memorial is a bicycle club founded by Memorial Healthcare System, organized youth cheerleading program with practices and games held a non-profit healthcare organization based in Hollywood, Florida, and on same day. 8 season games, 2 preseason games, preseason created to serve the community by promoting the many healthy benefits of jamboree festival, and end of season Bowl Game for every team. bicycling. Team Memorial's mission is to encourage everyone to participate Everyone cheers! League Fee: $130/1 child. RECEIVE $10 OFF with in bicycling - whether for recreation, transportation, fitness or competition. mention of code: S&ACamp2010. Locations: Brian Piccolo Park, Team Memorial hosts rides regularly throughout the South Florida area for Tradewinds Park, Amelia Earhart Park. Also offering NFL Summer participants of intermediate and advanced levels. Ride listings can be Cheer Camp! Broward: 954-251-0011, Dade: 305-424-9220. viewed on our ride schedule. www.teammemorial.com. NFLFlorida.com or call. Get in the Game! MIAMI DOLPHINS CHEER CAMP FOOTBALL Girls, ages 6-14, can participate in an interactive, week-long TACKLE & FLAG cheerleading experience featuring appearances by current and MIAMI DOLPHINS FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP former Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. The camps focus on Boys, ages 6-14, can participate in an interactive, week-long flag football cheerleading training, teamwork, physical fitness, positive choices, experience featuring appearances by current and former Miami Dolphins and the importance of education. The goal of the Miami Dolphins players and coaches. The camps focus on football training, teamwork, Summer Camp program is to instill skills to succeed both on and off physical fitness, positive choices, and the importance of education. The the field. (954) 452-7129. goal of the Miami Dolphins Summer Camp program is to instill skills to succeed both on and off the field. (954) 452-7129. PASADENA LAKES OPTIMIST FOOTBALL CHEERLEADING 954-432-3200, www.pasadenalakes.com. Corner of Sheridan St. FLORIDA YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE and Douglas. Ages 4-15. Tackle Registration: April-June. Season: Ages 3 - 16. NFL Affiliated and Certified. Enjoy a well-run and July-November. Flag practice begins in August. Registration: Copy of organized 5 on 5 non contact youth flag football program with practices Birth Certificate, copy of health insurance card, full payment . Parents and games held on same day. Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter Leagues. must be present at time of registration. Commissioner Susan Holt, 8 season games, 2 preseason games, preseason jamboree festival, and April - June 2010 email: cheerleading@pasadenalakes.com. end of season Bowl Game for every team. RECEIVE $10 OFF with mention of code: S&ACamp2010. Locations: Brian Piccolo Park, WEST PEMBROKE PINES OPTIMIST FOOTBALL CHEERLEADING Tradewinds Park, Amelia Earhart Park. Also offering NFL Summer Cheer Camp! Broward: 954-251-0011, Dade: 305-424-9220. Ages 4-15. Flag and Tackle Football Cheerleading. FEES: Tackle NFLFlorida.com or call. Get in the Game! Cheerleading $195, Flag Cheerleading $165. Non-residents add $65 Registration Dates: Tuesday, April 13th from 7pm - 9pm, PEMBROKE PINES OPTIMIST FOOTBALL Saturday, April 17th from 10am - 1pm, and Saturday, April 24th from 7400 Pines Blvd., Clubhouse and Park. Jim Ross, 954-444-7057. 10am - 1pm. Season: July-November. wppocheerleading@gmail.com www.ppobengals.com, jross@ppobengals.org or LApolaro@aol.com. www.westpinesffl.info. Cheerleading • TACKLE FOOTBALL: Ages 6-14. $200 Pines Residents. $265 non- Commissioner: Linda Apolaro. Issue 27 residents. EARLY REG. DISCOUNTS! Cost includes new game jersey, shirt and shorts set, and equipment supplied for season. Season: Jul. - PEMBROKE PINES OPTIMIST FOOTBALL CHEERLEADING Nov., with all new spring training in May. Reg: March thru July or until 7400 Pines Blvd. Ages 4-15. REGISTRATION MARCH - JULY. Season: spots are filled. July-November. Commissioner: Jennifer Lombard 754-368-3571, • 5 ON 5 AIR IT OUT FOOTBALL: Flag football, ages 7-17 Reg: Jan. - ppocheerleading@yahoo.com. Feb., Season: Mar - May. Cost: $120 residents. $185 non-residents. Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y • CHEER TACKLE: Reg fee is $200 for Pines residents . $270 for non- • FALL FLAG FOOTBALL: Ages 5 - 10. $130 Pines Residents plus $15 City residents . Included are 2 indoor cheer and stunt clinics/camps, a PPO Fee, $195 non-residents plus $15 City Fee. Season runs from Aug- Nov. duffle bag, and a practice uniform that you will receive during the first week of practice. PASADENA LAKES OPTIMIST FOOTBALL • FLAG CHEER: Reg fee is $150 for Pines residents. $210 for non- 8815 Pasadena Blvd., Clubhouse and Park. 954-432-3300. residents. Flag cheerleaders will get a practice uniform, and a duffle www.pasadenalakes.com. Football Commissioner: Chris Goetz, bag. ($10 off for siblings). football@pasadenalakes.com. American Youth Football League. Ages: Flag 5-7, Tackle 6-14. Season: July- November, with all new spring training in May. Registration: April - June. CYCLING/BIKING WEST PEMBROKE PINES OPTIMIST FOOTBALL Ages: Flag 3-17, Tackle 6-14. Season: July-Nov. SPRING TRAINING IN WESTON FLYERS CYCLING CLUB MAY! Registration Dates: Tuesday, April 13th from 7pm - 9pm, Saturday, Membership has grown to over 120 cyclists. Fee is $35 annually. We April 17th from 10am - 1pm, and Saturday, April 24th from 10am - 1pm. are made up of mostly intermediate and advanced riders. Our Flag-$165, Tackle-$215. Non-residents add $65. Chapel Trail Park, advanced rides take place on Tue., Thu., Sat. and Sun. and our 19351 Taft Street. Vinnie Grippa, 954-445-9850 or 954-437-8596. beginner/intermediate rides are on Mon., Wed. and Fri. We have www.westpinesffl.info, or wppowildcats@gmail.com. rides 7 days a week and our routes allow for early cut offs or longer rides most of which take place on bike friendly roads. Join in many SHEINBERG FAMILY YMCA OF WESTON charity rides, receive info on all South Florida organized rides and Register at www.ymcabroward.org or 954-424-9622; 20201 Saddle Club build some long lasting friendships. www.westonflyers.com or Road, Weston, FL 33327. ADULT MEN'S FLAG FOOTBALL: Men 18 and marc@westonflyers.com up. Games played on Sunday mornings at Tequesta Trace Park. $600 per team includes 10 games plus playoffs. 4 seasons per year. YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441 33
    • DIRECTORY TAG USA GYMNASTICS GOLF TAG is the premiere gymnastics facility in Florida. Many recreational classes for boys & girls, all ages, all levels including: Mommy/Daddy & ALLGOLF - PUBLIC Me, Preschool, Beginner Gymnastics, Beginner Cheer, and Beginner 950 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines (At entrance to CB Smith Park) Trampoline. Girls Gymnastic Teams with Olympic Coach ALAN HATCH, 954-441-1333, www.allgolf.com. Lighted driving range, open 7 days a Olympic Medalist ANNIA HATCH, Coach LISA, and Coach ARNO. Boys week. M-F 9am - 10pm, Sat. 8am - 10pm, Sun. 8am - 9pm. 70 hitting Gymnastics Team with NEW coach Luis. Coed Trampoline & Tumbling stations (30 covered and 20 grass). Short game area available. Two 18- Team with Coach SHANE. New sessions include: Fast Track Elite Team, hole adventurous mini-golf courses. Fully stocked pro-shop with major Cheerleading, Tumbling, Open Gym, Birthday parties, Gymnastics Camps, brands. Junior & adult golf clinics everyday! Winter, Spring & Summer and Adult Fitness. 15851 SW 41 St, Suite 100, Weston/Davie, 33331. Junior Golf Camps. Juniors will learn putting, chipping, iron play, 954-384-9393 or www.TagGymnastics.com driving, pitching, etiquette. ELITE CHEER AND DANCE INVERRARY COUNTRY CLUB Elite Cheer and Dance offers an exciting gymnastics experience for your 3840 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33319. 954-733-7550. children. Girls and boys can come to Elite with NO tumbling www.inverrarygolf.com. Enjoy three outstanding Robert Trent Jones, Experience. Let our experienced Coaches work with your children in our Sr. golf courses where the history and tradition of 15 PGA and LPGA 11,000sq ft Air-conditioned facility just behind The Signature Grand off tournaments live on! Weekly Stableford every Tue., Fri. & Sat. Weekly I-595. VERY AFFORDABLE… and a lot of fun! 954-577-3332 or Scramble every Wed. Junior golf camps - Summer Camp begins June www.elitecheeranddance.net/ 14th! Restaurant and full bar, catering and conference rooms, corporate outing and tournaments. Fully stocked pro shop. Come golf CORAL REEF GYMNASTICS & CHEER where legends have played! Located in the Chapel Trail Commerce Center at 20911 Johnson Street, Suite's 112-116; you can contact us at 954-430-1530 or 954-667-5085. 100 PLUS GOLF We have recreational classes for all ages as well as a competitive team, Average Golfer? Love the game? 100 Plus Golf is for you! 100 Plus Golf is strength & conditioning classes and tumbling classes. Our goal is to make a Recreational Organization for Men and Women who love to play golf for gymnastics a positive and rewarding experience. Come try Coral Reef April - June 2010 the pure enjoyment of the game and shoot about 100. Beginners and Gymnastics & Cheer where your first class is always free. seasoned players welcome. 4 Person Team Scramble format. Play some of the finest golf courses in South Florida. Membership: $99.99 includes GRAVITY GYMNASTICS Logo Polo Shirt, Logo Golf Hat, Logo Tees and Magnetic Hat Clip. Discount Girls, boys, tumbling, cheerleading. Recreational and Competitive Greens Fees and preferred Tee Times. A portion of our proceeds are Programs. We'll help your child improve in the areas of strength, balance, donated to one of the fine charities we support. Visit coordination, speed, and flexibility. Call now and schedule a free trial www.100plusgolf.com 954-540-4966. class. Experience the quality and professionalism of our safety certified coaching staff. Pre-school Program begins at the age 18 months. 11940 PEMBROKE LAKES COUNTRY CLUB - PUBLIC Miramar Parkway, Miramar FL 33025. 954-450-7770, 10500 Taft Street, 954-431-4144, www.pcmgolf.com info@gravitygymnastics.com, www.gravitygymnastics.com. Issue 27 18 hole championship golf course, PGA staff, fully stocked golf shop, new HOCKEY& ICE clubhouse, spacious banquet rooms, and affordable golf rates all year long. Group & Individual lessons. GRAND PALMS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB - PUBLIC SKATING Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y 110 Grand Palms Drive, 954-437-3334. 27 hole championship golf course, beautiful practice facilities, Pro Shop, tennis, professional ICE HOCKEY/ICE SKATING instruction and super golfing value. INCREDIBLE ICE 3299 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065. (954) 341-9956, WPPO YOUTH GOLF TEAM • Ice Hockey: Incredible Ice boasts one of the most competitive adult ice West Pembroke Pines Optimist has a new golf program coming soon! For hockey and youth ice hockey programs in the state of Florida. more information you can email us at wppogolf@gmail.com. • Travel Hockey: Incredible Ice also has 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. GYMNASTICS www.incredibleice.com PARK AVENUE GYMNASTICS OF WESTON & COOPER CITY IN LINE/ROLLER HOCKEY 2750 Glades Circle Suite 100, Weston, (954) 659-8717 or WEST PEMBROKE PINES OPTIMIST 12239 SW 53rd Street, Cooper City, (954) 434-0099. Girls & Boys, THUNDER INLINE HOCKEY Ages 6 months - 12 Years. www.parkavenuegymnastics.com. We offer Spring Valley Park, 1700 NW 160 Avenue, 954-438-2115. gymnastics classes for boys and girls of all ages & skill levels from Mom wppohockey@yahoo.com. www.eteamz.active.com/ & Tot through Competitive Team. We also do dynamite birthday parties! WPPOThunderhockey. Ages 3 - 15. Divisions: Street Cats (non-skaters) Gymnastics develops strength, flexibility, speed, balance, power, ages 3 1/2 - 6, 6 - U skaters, 9 - U skaters, 12 - U skaters, 15 - U coordination, discipline, and cognitive and motor skills. We also offer skaters. Registration in September. Practices begin (TBA). Season: Summer/Spring Break &Winter gymnastics camps. Call today to September - early Feb for Skaters and December for Street Cats. $80 schedule your FREE trial class! Street Cats, $125 all other division. $65 non-resident fee. www.eteamz.com/wppothunderhockey. 34 YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441
    • DIRECTORY SOUTH FLORIDA INLINE HOCKEY LEAGUE & TRAVEL TEAMS SHAOLIN KUNG FU ACADEMY David R. Bernstein - President at 954-384-0801. 954-661-6633 or 20841 Johnson St., Bay 101, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029, 954-450-4666. dbernstein@bellsouth.net. www.theshaolinacademy.com Ages 3 and up. Northern Shaolin Eagle • INLINE CLUB TEAM: For Middle School students only. Teams forming for Claw, MMA training, Sanshou (full contact) fighting, Kickboxing, Lion middle schools all over Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties (all Dance, Self Defense and Demo Team. We offer classes for men, women, players on a team from same school). League season begins January and children. Call about Martial Arts Camp, Afterschool and Day Off 25, 2010 and will run until beginning of May. All games played at Camps! FREE TRIAL CLASS every Thursday at 5pm. Weston Regional Park and Championship Tournament is held at Bank Atlantic Center. www.sfihl.org AMERICAN TOP TEAM - MIXED MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY • NLINE TRAVEL LEAGUE: Sponsored by the Florida Panthers, the travel American Top Team is #1 in Martial Arts & Fitness. We are the largest teams are made up of the top players in S. Florida and compete against professional mixed martial arts fight team in the country! 3-adults, beg's the top teams from around Florida & across the country. DIVISIONS: to Pro's, we offer the best martial arts instruction in the area. We have U12, U14, U16, U18 and other Adult & Elite teams. 70+ classes a week to fit your schedule. Our program features 12 different www.pantherleague.sfihl.org disciplines, all taught by a Black Belt or professional instructor that specializes in each discipline: Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Sanshou, Kung Fu, Submission Grappling, Wrestling, Krav HORSEBACK RIDING Maga, Capoeira, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Yoga. Plus, we offer circuit training and strength conditioning classes. Try our 2 week trial for $49! & EQUESTRIAN UNLIMITED! 954.880.0020 www.AttDavie.com 5929 S. University Drive, Davie (in the Home Depot plaza). COMPETITION FARM Family owned and operated for over 25 years, we offer riding lessons DYNAMIC TAE KWON DO throughout the year and riding camps when school is out. Riders will learn We specialize in teaching strong life skills through the art and sport of Tae proper riding techniques from recreational through competitive as well as Kwon Do. We offer after school martial arts classes for preschool thru all about horse handling & safety, care, grooming, & tack. 13750 Luray teens. We also have fitness kickboxing classes for teens and adults looking Rd, SW Ranches. 954-434-5869. www.competitionfarm.com to lose weight and get in shape. 12239 S.W. 53rd Street, Cooper City, Florida (Located in Park Avenue Gymnastics), 954- 434-9757. April - June 2010 CIRCLE F DUDE RANCH CAMP You don't have to leave Florida to find a great sleep-away camp. Located POWER & GLORY KARATE on 500 acres south of Orlando, Circle F Dude Ranch Camp offers clean, 954-436-4822, 2000 N.W. 146 Ave. Pembroke Pines. Evening Classes rustic accommodations plus horseback riding, swimming, sailing, for children, teens and adults! We have high quality instructors for real canoeing, paintball, a softball field, soccer field, volleyball court, tennis results from your child in a state of the arts facility. Also offering summer courts, basketball court, rockwall climbing and ziplines. Call 863-676- camp and an awesome after-school program with free transportation from 4113 circlefduderanchcamp.com. your child's school. FREE PRIVATE LESSON FOR MENTIONING THIS AD. We take pride in our teaching and discipline!! LACROSSE KARATE ACADEMY Issue 27 954-434-6535. No one sits on the bench at Karate Academy. We WESTON WARRIOR LACROSSE CLUB, INC. specialize in Okinawan Karate, Mixed Martial Arts, Cardio Kickboxing, Rich Barba, President. (754) 264-2405 www.westonwarriorlacrosse.com and Self Defense. Our Academy provides programs for children, teens Boys & Girls Teams for K-8th grade @ Tequesta Trace Park. Season: and adults. Ask about our after school programs and Karate Summer January - June, Registration: September - January. Developmental travel Camp. FREE UNIFORM WITH ENROLLMENT. 6941 SW 196th Avenue, Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y team competing at various parks throughout South Florida. Novices as Bay 1, Pembroke Pines, FL 33332. www.KarateAcademyPines.com. well as experienced players encouraged to join the Warriors to develop and improve skills, conditioning and competitive play. KARATE Tuesday and Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m. ages 5-11 and Thursdays 7:45- 8:45 p.m. ages 12 and up. Learn self-discipline, self-defense and respect! MARTIAL ARTS Jim Hobson at (954) 494-6174. Classes held at Rose G. Price Park, 901 NW 208th Avenue. KARATE AMERICA "Achieving excellence one black belt at a time." Our programs are TAE KWON DO CLASSES beneficial to the students in many ways. They help with physical and POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL) emotional well-being, positive behavioral changes, self-defense, self- 954-986-5044. 7900 Johnson St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. Ages 9- confidence, concentration, and many character traits needed in everyday 17. Class Dates and Hours: Tuesday & Thursday - 6-7:30 PM for life. The different types of programs include: Tiny Tigers (for children ages beginners and 7:30 - 9PM for the advanced class. 3-6), Karate for Kids (ages 5-13), and Adults (ages 14 and up). Our adult programs also include Krav Maga (the official self-defense of the Israeli SELF-DEFENSE Military). SUMMER CAMP AND PARENTS NIGHT OUT ALL SUMMER NATO'S MARTIAL ARTS CENTER LONG! www.KarateAmerica.info! FREE TRIAL CLASS! Tactical Street Defense-Insanity workouts for men & women, self-defense PEMBROKE PINES: 17933 NW 7th Street, 954-447-5044. like no other. Get ready for a transformation unlike anything you've ever MIRAMAR WEST: 17149 Miramar Parkway, 954-437-5077 experienced! Monday's & Wednesday's 7-8PM & Saturday's 9-10AM. MIRAMAR EAST: 12721 SW 33rd Street, 954-436-5535 Call 954-499-1446 for more information or visit us at 14447 Miramar COOPER CITY: 5608 S. FLAMINGO ROAD, 954-252-2821 Parkway, (Monarch Garden Shops) Miramar, FL 33027. YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441 35
    • DIRECTORY CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES - 2011 RECREATIONAL SPRING SOCCER LEAGUE PAINTBALL City of Pembroke Pines residents only. Boys & Girls teams, Ages 4 - 17 1/ 2 year old. Registration: September. Cost: $125 per child. Season runs: EXTREME RAGE PAINTBALL PARK January to May, 2011. Practices are Monday - Thursday's. Games are on 6401 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33024 www.miamirage.com Friday nights starting at 6:45pm on and Saturday's starting at 9:00am. Field: 954-986-9089, Shop: 305-267-1122. Florida's #1 Paintball Assistant Athletic Coordinator, Renee Nunez, at (954) 538-3696, Attraction! Experience the excitement of airball fields, hyperball fields, rnunez@ppines.com, (954) 438-1020. and wooded fields. Birthday parties, corporate parties, family outings, bachelor parties, individuals or small groups welcome. CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES - ADULTS 7 VS. 7 LEAGUES Licensed and insured. Rental equipment available. Lighted fields. M- REGISTRATION for all seasons held on dates listed below from 5-9:30pm TH: By Reservation, FRI.: 5-11pm, SAT. & SUN.: 9-5pm. Please call at West Pines Soccer Park, 350 SW 196th Avenue, Pembroke Pines, for private party bookings. Florida 33029. The following leagues noted below could be men's, women's or co-ed leagues. Ages are only Over 30, 40, 50 for any age groups mentioned. $650 per team or $50 per individual. Teams rosters are RACQUETBALL only 14 players, with 10 Pembroke Pines residents and 4 can be out of city players. Asst. Athletic Coordinator, Renee Nunez (954) 538-3696, CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES RACQUETBALL FACILITY rnunez@ppines.com or (954) 438-1020. Season 1-4 have passed. Walter C. Young Racquetball Courts 901 NW 129th Avenue. (6 indoor/air • 5th Season: Registration on May 21st, 28th, & June 4th, 2010. Season conditioned courts) Memberships available. Hours of operation - Monday runs: August 6th to October 8th, 2010. - Thursday 4-10pm. Friday 4-8pm. Sat - Sun 9-5pm. 754-323-4515 • 6th Season: Registration on September 24th, October 1st, & October 8th 2010. Season runs: November 6th to January 1st, 2011. COED ADULT RACQUETBALL LEAGUE Divisions B, B1, C, and C1. Seasons vary. Please call Richard Devaux, TINY TOT INSTRUCTIONAL SOCCER CLASSES Recreation Specialist, 754-323-4515, rdevaux@ppines.com. PEMBROKE PINES YMCA FAMILY CENTER. 501 SW 172 Avenue, Pembroke Pines. 954-727-9622. Boys & Girls, Ages 2-3 & 3-5. Classes designed to teach the basic fundamental skills of soccer without pressure- not a league. Ongoing sessions. Ages 2-3 Classes held on Tuesdays and April - June 2010 RUNNING/TRACK Thursdays from 10am - 10:30am. Ages 3-5 Classes held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:35pm - 5:20pm. Cost: $70 for Y Members/ $100 for & FIELD Non-Members for 12 classes, April 6 - May 13. Each child received a Tiny Tot T-Shirt, medal, and staff instruction. WEST PEMBROKE PINES OPTIMIST TRACK AND FIELD Boys & Girls: ages 5-16. Regular season: Feb to May (Or Championship PEMBROKE PINES OPTIMIST SOCCER meet). AAU traveling team May to August. Bring Copy of Birth Certificate, Boys & Girls Teams, ages 4-16. Season: December - February. Physical Examination Certificate, & Recent Photograph. Registration begins Registration: August & September. Fees (may change): $125 residents, in January. Cost: $180. Non-Pembroke Pines residents please add $65. $190 for non-residents. Registration covers all the cost of uniforms, Commissioner Richard Reyes: runtrack1@gmail.com, 954-437-8596 equipment, referee fees and insurance. You are responsible for providing Issue 27 www.eteamz.com/wppotrack shin-guards and soccer cleats for the child. Pembroke Pines Clubhouse/ Park. 7900 Pines Boulevard. Contact: Nelson Tetreault, 954-966-4861. http://www.eteamz.com/pembrokepinessoccer/index.cfm SOCCER WEST PINES UNITED FUTBOL CLUB - TRAVEL SOCCER Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y PEMBROKE PINES 2010 SOCCER SUMMER CAMP FYSA Boys & Girls Teams, Ages: 8 - 17. Season: Sept.-March. Boys & Girls: 3 different age groups: 3 year olds only, 4 to 6 year olds, 7 Registration: Call for dates, Tryouts in May & June. Fee: $125 plus to 14 year olds boys and girls. Reg: After March 1st, 2010 at the West uniform. Game Locations: Silver Lakes North Park & TownGate Park. Pines Soccer Park, 350 SW 196th Avenue. Season runs: June 14th thru Hotline: 954-430-8027. www.westpinesunited.org. July 23rd, 2010. Camp runs: M-F 8am-12pm is our half day camp or we Boys Contact: pdalfarra@westpinesunited.org have full day camps from 8am to 5:30pm. All trainers, volunteers & Girls Contact: wsmith@westpinesunited.org employees are background checked and certified to coach. Assistant Academy Director: tmarch@westpinesunited.org Athletic Coordinator, Renee Nunez (954) 538-3696, or rnunez@ppines.com or (954) 438-1020. WOMEN'S OVER-30 RECREATIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE Contact: Betty Anne (954) 436-0927. $50 Registration Fee, includes team CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES - 2010 FALL SOCCER LEAGUE shirt & socks. Sunday afternoon games and Friday evening practices. (New ages this year: Peewees (3 only: co-ed), Under 6, 8, 10, 12, 14. Seasons: Sept - Dec & Jan - May. Beginners are welcome, individuals only. Only 4 teams per division. City of Pembroke Pines residents ONLY. New No team registrations. Fee may change, call to verify. this year, we have added on the Under 10 & 12 boys and girls teams to SOFTBALL the league. Registration date: June 5th between 9 am-4pm. Fee: $100 each child. Season runs: Aug-Oct. Games and practices held at West Pines Soccer Park and Nature Preserve, 350 SW 196th Avenue. Practices: WEST PEMBROKE PINES Monday - Thursday's, one hour only. Games: Saturday's starting at 9am. Silver Lakes Park South, 501 SW 178 Ave., (954) 437-5511. Ages 5-14, In order to coach in this league, you must complete a background check, Girls fast pitch softball recreational and travel leagues. Fall Registration: get NAYS certified (we certify you) and do one on the field training class if July-August, tryouts September. Spring Registration: December - January. you have never coached for us before. Assistant Athletic Coordinator, http://www.diamonddustersoftball.com/ Renee Nunez (954) 538-3696. rnunez@ppines.com or (954) 438-1020. 36 YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441
    • DIRECTORY PEMBROKE LAKES OPTIMIST FASTPITCH SOFTBALL CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES POOLS: Flamingo Park: On Flamingo Road between Taft and Sheridan. Contact DAILY ENTRANCE FEES: Residents: $1.50/Adults - $1.00/Children, Non- 954-438-6498, www.eteamz.com/pl_bandits. The Pembroke Lakes residents: $3.00/Adults - $2.00/Children. Optimist Fastpitch Softball program offers recreational and travel league • ACADEMIC VILLAGE POOL: 17198 Sheridan Street, 954-538-3721. teams for girls starting at 8-Under through 16-Under. We provide the Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 10am - 1pm only for Lap Swimmers. experience and help develop the skills needed to become the best and to • ROSE PRICE PARK POOL: 901 NW 208th Avenue, 954-435-6599. be prepared for the next level. We attend many college exposure Hours: March & April 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. tournaments and many of our program's players have received college May - August 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m. scholarships. Spring and Fall seasons. Fall season registration in • PEMBROKE LAKES POOL: 10500 Taft Street, 954-435-6580. August. Fees (may change): residents $115, non-residents $180. Hours: March & April 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES: Uniforms, Umpires, game balls, Fridays. Closed Thursday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m.- Insurance and Soda after each game. 5:00 p.m. May - August 9:00am - 8:00p.m. Weekdays, 9:00am- 6:00pm Weekends FLETCHER PARK (PEMBROKE PINES GIRLS SOFTBALL, INC.) • TOWNGATE POOL: 901 NW 155th Avenue, 954-450-6732. 7900 Johnson Street. Girls fast pitch softball leagues, ages 5-18. Hours: Closed March, April 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Seasons: FALL & SPRING. Registration for FALL: August to mid- May - August 10:00a.m. - 8:00p.m. September. Registration for Spring: December - mid January. Fees • WALDEN LAKE POOL: 20460 SW 1st Street, 954-450-6865. (may change): Resident-$90, Non-resident- $155. All-Star Travel (Closed March, April, May). Open June - August 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Team Thunder travels during summer season. Contact: Jane Cassidy 954-981-3077. www.pinessoftball.com AMERICAN RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS Teaches aquatics skills in a technical progression. Comprised of 6 skill levels, SHEINBERG FAMILY YMCA OF WESTON from Parent and Child Aquatic Classes to Adult Swim Lessons. Classes are Register at www.ymcabroward.org or 954-424-9622; 20201 Saddle Club limited to 8 students. Pre-registration required. Sessions will be held Road, Weston, FL 33327. Monday - Thursday for 2 weeks or 8 consecutive Saturday mornings. For ADULT CO-ED & MEN'S SOFTBALL additional information please call (954)-538-3646. Cost per 8 lessons: • CO-ED: Ongoing, Games every Friday night at Tequesta Trace Park. Pembroke Pines resident: $40.00 & Non-Residents - $52.00. $500/team. April - June 2010 TENNIS • MEN'S: Ongoing, Games every Sunday night at Tequesta Trace Park. $600/team. PEMBROKE LAKES TENNIS CENTER SWIMMING Pierre Arnold/Director of Tennis for the City of Pembroke Pines 10500 Taft Street, (954) 431-4146. Hard Courts (9) / Clay Courts (5). THE SWIM ACADEMY Open Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Provides a variety of swim programs including private learn to swim Memberships and lessons available for all ages. Competition training lessons, group lessons, stroke improvement classes and both recreational program for tournament players. and conditioning seasonal swim teams. We focus on positive reinforcement Issue 27 and gradual skill development as opposed to the short term survival PAUL J. MAXWELL PARK methods. Heated Pool. 954-384-4500. 1570 Sagemont Way, Weston, FL 1200 SW 72 Ave. (954) 986-5021. Head Tennis Professional Rafael 33326. www.TheSwimAcademy.com Jaimes. (8) Hard Courts. All year round. Jr. and Adults Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Programs. Open to the public. LEARN TO SWIM IN JUST 5 DAYS Swim with Mr. Blue will help you be swim safe! Julie Gross and Mr. Blue & ROSE G. PRICE PARK TENNIS CENTER Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y friends have taught hundreds of children to swim both safely and 901 N.W. 208th Ave., Chapel Trail in Pembroke Pines. Office: (954)-437- successfully for over 20 years. A certified professional swim instructor 1140. Cell: (786) 443-3477. Hard Courts (4). ALL LEVELS AND AGES. comes to your pool for 5 consecutive days, half hour each day, and is able Afterschool Mon. - Fri. and Sat. mornings. Cost: $99 per month for 3 to teach any age child or adult to swim - guaranteed! Call to book Mr. classes per week. Head Tennis Professional, Robert Nickels, BSC, MBA. Blue's Water Safety Puppet Show for your group. Ask about the book Learn to Swim with Mr. Blue as well as the Learn to Swim in Just 5 days SILVERLAKES SOUTH TENNIS CENTER Instructional Video. Mr. Blue does “Super Swimmer Birthday Parties” at 2300 NW 2nd Street, (954) 431-4147, Hard Courts (6). Head Tennis your location. 954 956-9955 or www.SwimwithMrBlue.com Professional Diego Valencia. All year round. Jr. and Adults Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Programs. Open to the public. PEMBROKE PINES YMCA AQUATIC CENTER (FORMERLYPEMBROKE FALLS AQUATIC CENTER) SILVERLAKES NORTH TENNIS CENTER 1361 NW 129th Ave, 954-727-9622. Featuring two 140 ft. long waters 2300 NW 172 Avenue, (954) 443-4881. (4) Hard Courts. Head Tennis slides, 7500 sq. ft. multi-purpose pool with zero depth beach entry, 8-lane Professional Juan Ocampo. All year round. Jr. and Adults Beginner, 25-yard lap pool, and 13 ft. deep dive well with a one-meter diving Intermediate and Advanced Programs. Open to the public. boards. 5000 sq. ft. interactive water - play pool with play structure and slide. YMCA operations begin Spring Break, run weekends until summer, TOWNGATE TENNIS CENTER seven days per week during the summer, and then will run weekends 901 N.W. 155th Ave., 954-450-6917, 305-282-5822, Hard Courts (4). through September. Hours of operation from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily. Juan Coutinho, Head Tennis Pro PTR certified 3A. Pee-Wee Tennis, Juniors YMCA Member usage free. Daily passes: $4 children, $6 adults. and Adults, Morning session & After School Program for Kids and Juniors • SWIM LESSONS: Swim lessons available for 6 months - adult. Both beginners, intermediates & advanced players. Cost: 4-8 Group lessons, a.m. and p.m. classes available monthly beginning in April. Check out $60-$100-$150. Private & Semi-Private Lessons and Cardio Tennis. Email: the swim lesson schedule on-line for detailed information. juantowngatetennis@yahoo.com. YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441 37
    • DIRECTORY VOLLEYBALL WATERSKIING & BOBCAT VOLLEYBALL CAMP The Bobcat Volleyball Camp's desire is to develop and improve the WAKEBOARDING fundamental skills needed to succeed at the Junior High and High School WATER-SKIING & WAKEBOARDING LESSONS levels of competitive volleyball. The camp will provide individual and team Waterski & Wakeboard lessons and rides at CB Smith Park. Beautiful, skill development and basic tactics to get to the next level. Ages 8-14. private, fresh water lake, Malibu ski boat with tower & training boom. Campers will be evaluated and grouped by skill level. The groups will Slalom, Kneeboard tube rides, birthday parties, camp field tips, surfing, consist of 10 to 15 players per group to which each group will have 3 etc. All equipment supplied. Open year round. Call Mike for appt & coaches. www.bobcatvbcamp.com or call 954-734-7188. information at 954-292-3953, www.browardski.com. FLORIDA SONS/SUNS VOLLEYBALL CLUB Florida Sons/Suns Volleyball Club trains young men and women, ages 6- 18, with the best fundamental and advanced training in the sport of volleyball. We have year-round programs with club teams, developmental teams, clinics, speed, agility and strength training (indoor/beach), summer ACTIVITIES DIRECTORY camps and beach volleyball. www.floridasonsvolleyball.com. CO ED YOUTH & TEEN VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE ACTING & DRAMA PEMBROKE PINES YMCA FAMILY CENTER. 501 SW 172 Avenue, LOVEWELL INSTITUTE FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS Pembroke Pines. 954-727-9622. (Formerly the Pembroke Pines City FOR OUT OF THE BOX THINKERS - Experience every aspect of the League). Ages: 10-17 Years Old. Cost: $100.00 for Y Members / $125.00 creative arts! 25 Students will collaborate with 5 full time staff/working for Non-members. Includes: 8 games, Clinics, Jersey and Medals. Register artists to create from the first word to the final bow, a full-length musical now! Registration through March 20th. Late registration accepted until all in just 4 weeks. All of the ideas are student generated: songs, teams are filled. Practices start April 12, with games beginning May 2. instrumental pieces, choreography, dialogue, design and performance. Your child will find their authentic voice by seeing their ideas taken from ADULT VOLLEYBALL April - June 2010 the first thought to the stage. They will be guided in the art of theatre, CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES PARKS AND RECREATION creative writing, dance, music composition, design and Walter C. Young, 901 NW 129th Avenue, 754-323-4515 (After 4PM performance.Ages 9-13 and 13-19. Workshops take place on Nova Weekdays) Open Gym for Adult Volleyball is offered on Sundays from Southeastern University's Main Campus June-Aug. 2010. 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Tom Joyce, tjoyce@ppines.com or Richard Devaux, www.lovewell.org, info@lovewell.org or 954.270.6452. rdevaux@ppines.com, 954-443-4840. BROADWAY KIDS STUDIO WALKING Broadway Kids Studio is creating tomorrow's stars today! Located at 9042 SR 84 (Kaboom's Plaza) Davie, FL. We offer group and private lessons in Voice, Acting for the Stage, TV Commercial and Film Acting, PEMBROKE LAKES MALL WALKERS CLUB Hip - Hop, Salsa, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theater, Audition Issue 27 Mon/Wed/Fri. 8-10am, meet at Pembroke Lakes Mall Food Court. $12 Technique, Piano, Guitar, Drums and MORE! 954-693-7500 Member Fee. Memorial Hospital West sponsors the Mall Walkers Club. www.BroadwayKidsStudio.com. Benefits include: early morning hours, monthly lectures, health screenings, monitor blood pressure, mileage log, secure and climate controlled walking environment, t-shirt, incentives for miles walked. For more information call BROADWAY HORIZONS CHILDREN'S THEATER & SCHOOL Memorial Healthcare Community Relations at 954-985-3435. We teach our students ALL aspects of live theater. From set-building and Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y costume design, to choreography and vocal techniques! At the end of our sessions, our students perform a full-scale “Broadway” style production! WATER POLO www.broadwayhorizons.com (954) 461-5672! SHEINBERG FAMILY YMCA OF WESTON RIVER OF GRASS ARTSPARK Register at www.ymcabroward.org or 954-424-9622; 20201 Saddle Club 17189 Sheridan Street. Call 954-986-5027. Payments & Registration due Road, Weston, FL 33327. by the 20th of the month for upcoming month's classes. • WATER POLO INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES: Ages 10 and up. Classes • ACTOR'S THEATER PLAYHOUSE: Ages 12-16 years, Monday 6 p.m.-8 designed to teach participants the game of Water Polo. Classes work p.m. Call for session dates and registration deadlines. $100 for 8 weeks. on conditioning, skills, techniques, and theory. Cost: $50 per month/ • ACTOR'S STUDIO: Ages 8-11, Mondays from 3:30-5:30 pm. YMCA Members only. $100 for 8 weeks • WATER POLO CLUB TEAM: The YMCA Water Polo Club Team is a competitive team. Coaches are certified by USA Water Polo and play PEMBROKE PINES THEATER OF PERFORMING ARTS (PPTOPA) matches against other teams in age divisions of 10- 14; 15- 19; and l-877-4-PPTOPA. www.pptopa.com. PPTOPA is a non-profit, community 20 & up. Cost: $50 per month/YMCA Members Only; Annual based, theatrical organization. Auditions are open to the public and Registration Fee: $65. anyone may audition regardless of experience, visit website for ticket purchase, audition information and show dates and times. Shows and Auditions are held at: Susan Katz Theatre at the River of Grass ArtsPark, WRESTLING 17195 Sheridan Street - Pembroke Pines, Florida 33029. Upcoming Performances: “BRIGADOON” - Fridays & Saturdays in April WPPO WRESTLING CLUB and May 1 at 8:00pm. Saturdays & Sundays in April and May 1st & 2nd West Pembroke Pines Optimist is forming a wrestling club. Details coming at 2:00pm. “MIKADO” - Fridays & Saturdays in July at 8:00pm, soon! For more information you can email us at wppowrestling@gmail.com Saturdays & Sundays in July at 2:00pm. 38 YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441
    • DIRECTORY A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE AFTERSCHOOL/DAY AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM available for students ages K-3rd grade. OFF PROGRAMS Spanish classes, Snacks, Homework Time, Music, Art! Private Bus transportation included. Pemb Pines area schools. 750 NW 180 Terrace, Bldg. G, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029. 954-430-7707 BRIGHT & SMART ROBOTICS A fun and rewarding afterschool enrichment program that introduces kids NATO'S MARTIAL ARTS CENTER to engineering skills. We offer a complete engineering experience Monarch Gardens Shops, 14447 Miramar Parkway o Miramar, FL 33027. combining Computer Programming, Robot Assembly and Teamwork. Give 954.499.1446. Nato Gomez - 7th Degree Black Belt (Kyoshi). Karate, your child the chance to explore, discover, and be amazed while they Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu, Fitness Kick-Boxing, Tactical Street Defense, Law develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. Ages 7- 12 years old. Enforcement Self Defense. CALL ABOUT AFTERSCHOOL AND SUMMER Classes are held after school in 6-week sessions. Tuition includes 90 CAMP! Member: National Association of Professional Martial Artists. minutes per week of instruction, materials, and lab fees. Summer Camp is CALL TODAY TO RECEIVE 2 FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES! available. 954-816-3346 or Info@BrightAndSmart.com THE GODDARD SCHOOL EDUCANDO A AMERICA - SPANISH SCHOOL 12172 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33025. Our year round program 2500 Glades Circle, Weston, FL 33327. Located within the facilities of the runs from 7am-6pm, M-F. Flexible Schedules including 2,3,4, and 5 day a Imagine Charter School of Weston. 954-261-2432. Tuesdays and Thursdays week programs for either a half or full day. In addition to our standard from 4-7pm. Our school offers a total immersion program on the Spanish curriculum, we incorporate many exciting programs into each day's language for kids 3-16 ages. Our focus is the acquisition of a true activities at no additional cost. We also provide an educational and fun bilingualism. Students will be able to speak, write and read in correct summer program. 954-443-2480. Spanish, while they learn the traditions and customs of Latin America. Monthly tuition $140.00. School year round. Offering also Spanish Summer Camp. www.educandoamerica.com or ea@educandoamerica.com. POWER & GLORY KARATE 954-436-4822, 2000 N.W. 146th Ave. Pembroke Pines. FREE transportation to our state of the art facility offering an organized and HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER disciplined environment for your child. Tae Kwon Do training everyday. Grades K-12. Huntington will pinpoint your child's academic strengths and Students also enjoy our awesome gaming & activities center. A clean April - June 2010 weaknesses and tailor a program just for your child. Reading, Math, and educational place for your child after-school. After-School hours are Writing, Phonics, Study Skills, FCAT Prep, HS Entrance Exam Prep, College from 2- 6:30pm. Mention this ad and RECEIVE YOUR FIRST WEEK OF SAT/ACT Prep. Locations: Pembroke Pines East 954-436-3330; Pembroke AFTER-SCHOOL FOR FREE! Pines West 954-431-4443, Plantation 954-474-4144. BROADWAY KIDS STUDIO CORAL REEF GYMNASTICS & CHEER Our program is designed to create a well rounded performer, and includes Located in the Chapel Trail Commerce Center at 20911 Johnson Street 15 classes a week with After-School pick-up. Located at 9042 SR 84 Pembroke Pines. Your child will be picked up after school and taken to our (Kaboom's Plaza) Davie, FL We offer group and private lessons in Voice, facility. At that time they will have time to complete their homework with a Acting for the Stage, TV Commercial and Film Acting, Hip - Hop, Salsa, certified teacher and then off they go to class. We also have a late pick up Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theater, Audition Technique, Piano, Guitar, Issue 27 option. We pick up from most local public and private schools in Weston & Drums and MORE! 954-693-7500 www.BroadwayKidsStudio.com. Western Pembroke Pines. 954-430-1530 or 954-667-5085. COOL MUSIC SCHOOL - AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 2010 - 2011 SHAOLIN KUNG FU ACADEMY After school program is open to Students who like to play with Bands/ 20841 Johnson St, Bay 101, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029. 954-450- Ensembles - ROCK, POP, JAZZ & CLASSICAL. Ages 7-17, Beginners / 4666. www.theshaolinacademy.com. AFTERSCHOOL & NO SCHOOL Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Intermediate & Advanced for: Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussions, DAY CAMPS: Homework assistance for Somerset School and Chapel Keyboard, Horns & Vocals. Starting September 2010, once a week, one Trail Elementary. Martial arts class and activities. Snack and drinks hour and a half. 954-232-3174.www.coolmusicschool.net. provided. Professional Staff and top rate facility. CAMP: Spend your camp time developing gymnastics, discipline, coordination, and learning Chinese martial arts. AFTER SCHOOL CARE Rose G. Price Park, 901 NW 208th Avenue, Pembroke Pines. The City of Pembroke Pines offers a recreational aftercare program at Rose G. Price GIRL/BOY SCOUT SWIM TRAINING BADGES Park. Children are picked up from Chapel Trail Elementary. Ages 6-11. Girl Scout and Boy Scout swim training badges: Get your Girl Scout or Boy Fees are $175/month. This includes Early Release Days and Teacher Scout Troop trained with the swim skills they need to earn their swim Work Days. (954) 437-1140. training badges. An extensively trained Certified Swim Instructor (CSI) will come to your troop to teach them the swim skills they need to be safe and successful swimmers in and around the water. The life they save may be CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES - DAY OFF ART CAMPS their own! Call Ms. Julie at 954-956-9955 or www.swimwithmrblue.com. Kid's Day Off - One Day Art Camps on Broward County No-School Days. Ages 6-11. Fletcher Art Center, 7960 Johnson Street. 954-986-5027. PUMP IT UP OF FT. LAUDERDALE Turn your next party into a bouncing, sliding ecstatic extravaganza! At PEMBROKE PINES YMCA FAMILY CENTER Pump It Up jump into your own private arenas filled with gigantically fun When was the last time you sent your kids outside to play? Join us at the inflatables. All our birthday parties are 100% private, guaranteed! Pump It After School Sports Club on Monday afternoons and give your 6-11 year Up is perfect for more than just birthday parties. We host field trips, team old child the opportunity to learn and participate in fun recreational parties, troop and scout events and group gatherings. OPEN PLAY TIMES games! They will play kickball, dodge ball, flag football, soccer, and other ALSO AVAILABLE! 954-915-8484. www.pumpitupparty.com. group games all with the familiar non-competitive playground rules! Next session runs from April 12 - May 17 from 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.. Members $45, Non-members $65. YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441 39
    • DIRECTORY AMUSEMENT/ SCRAPBOOKING THE PAPER NICHE ADVENTURE PARKS 10089 Cleary Boulevard- Plantation.954-577-0999, invitation@paperniche.com, www.paperniche.com. We are a unique & ARCADES scrapbooking store and full service invitation store. In our scrapbooking department we offer classes, midnight crops, birthday parties, and a XTREME INDOOR KARTING wonderful selection of supplies. Our invitation department has a large 5300 N. Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 491-6265. selection of imprintables, in-house designers and large selection of albums. Xtreme Indoor Karting waves the green flag to their new 90,000 square foot, $4 million facility! South Florida's newest indoor karting track, great for corporate entertainment as well as for those who have the need for speed. The indoor karting track is one of the longest and BIRTHDAY PARTIES fastest in the State of Florida featuring: half mile asphalt track, 40 European Bowman Race Karts, Racing at speeds up to 45 mph, & SPECIAL EVENTS Comprehensive race analysis and live results on our 30 foot timing PARK AVENUE GYMNASTICS scoreboard, 4,000 sq. ft. sports bar with 562” projection tv, (one of the 2750 Glades Circle Suite 100, Weston. 954-659-8717 largest in South Florida), 7 Conference/Party Rooms which can entertain 12239 SW 53rd Street, Cooper City. 954-434-0099 groups up to 250 people, Corporate Team Building Events, Arcade with Park Avenue Gymnastics hosts birthday parties for children 3-12 years old. Over 120 Interactive Arcade Games, (Nascar Simulators, Derby Owners All parties are private and include one hour of gymnastics and 1/2 hour in Club, Mini Bowling Lane), Parties (Birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Bachelor Parties, the party room. 2 hour parties available, too. The birthday child gets a Graduation Parties, and Much More)! M-Th: 3 - 10pm, Fri & Sat: 12pm - free T-Shirt! Parties are held on Sundays. Call for SPRING, SUMMER & 12am, Sun: 12pm-10pm. WINTER Camp information. www.parkavenuegymnastics.com. BOOMERS! DANIA THE SWIM ACADEMY: “SPLASHMANIA” We specialize in “Splashtacular” birthday parties & events. We keep the South Florida's longest Go Kart Track, a mile and a half of excitement. crowd cool, active and entertained! Our certified Lifeguards & Aqua Over 27 acres of Indoor & outdoor fun including: Video Games, Bowling, Coordinators will be available to organize, supervise & facilitate any April - June 2010 Laser Tag, Rock Wall, Mini Golf, Batting Cages, Bumper Boats & thrill waterfront activities you might be planning. Our “Splish Splash” events rides. Enjoy our Family Rides especially designed for smaller kids. For all are uniquely designed and can be hosted at your pool or ours (heated)! day fun & best value, buy the Super Pass and ask about our "Weekday For more details on our Wet N Wild events call 954.384.4500 1570 Specials”! Home of the World Famous "Hurricane" Wooden Roller Coaster. Sagemont Way, Weston, FL 33326 www.TheSwimAcademy.com Open 7 Days. 954- 921-1411. 1700 NW 1st St., Dania, FL 33004. Se Habla Espanol. www.boomersparks.com. EXTREME RAGE PAINTBALL PARK 6401 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL www.miamirage.com ART Field: 954-986-9089 Shop: 305-267-1122. Florida's #1 Paintball Attraction! Experience the excitement of airball fields, hyperball fields and CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES woods fields. Birthday parties, corporate parties, family outings, bachelor Issue 27 parties, individuals or small groups welcome. Licensed and insured. DONNITH H. FLETCHER ART AND CULTURAL CENTER Rental equipment available. Lighted fields. 7960 Johnson Street. 954-986-5027. Classes cost $40 per 4 week month. Payments/Reg. is due by the 20th of the month for the upcoming month's classes. SHAOLIN KUNG FU ACADEMY Celebrate your special event with us. Our honored guest will cut the cake with • PETITE PICASSOS: Ages 5-7 years, Saturdays 10am-noon. a sword, take class with his/her friends, and take home lots of memories. We Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y • AWESOME ART FOR KIDS: Ages 8-11 years, Saturdays 10am-noon. set up and clean up. Printed invitations provided. Each child attending a • TEEN ART EXPERIENCE: Ages 12-16 years, Tuesdays 6 pm-8 pm. birthday party receives a free Birthday T-Shirt and a certificate of $100 to be used toward any of our programs. 20841 Johnson St., Bay 101, Pembroke CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES Pines, FL 33029. 954-450-4666. www.theshaolinacademy.com RIVER OF GRASS ARTSPARK 17189 Sheridan Street. 954-986-5027. Classes $40 per 4 week month. CORAL REEF GYMNASTICS & CHEER Payments & Reg. due by the 20th of the month for upcoming month's classes. Located in the Chapel Trail Commerce Center at 20911 Johnson Street, • PETITE PICASSOS: Ages 5-7 years, Saturdays 12:30pm-2:30pm or Suite's 112-116. Our birthday parties are out of this world. Your private Wednesdays 3:30-5:30pm or Thursdays 4:00pm-6:00pm. party will not be only age appropriate but fun and exciting for every child. • AWESOME ART FOR KIDS: Ages 8-11 years, Saturdays 10am-noon or With an hour and fifteen minutes of instructor led fun out on the floor and Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:30pm. 45 minutes in the party room, your child's birthday party will be a success. • TEEN ART EXPERIENCE: Ages 12-16 years, Thursdays 4:30pm-6:30pm. The best part of all is no clean up for parents which gives you time to relax and enjoy your child's celebration. 954-430-1530 or 954-667-5085. CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES STUDIO 18 RENTAL SPACE AVAILABLE Studio 18 is now open and offers affordable rental space for fine artists to TAG USA GYMNASTICS: TAGRRRIFIC PARTIES create, display and sell their work. Become a part of Studio 18, which New owners, refurbished gym and spectacular party rooms! Private two includes fine art studio space, gallery space, fine art classes, clay studios hour parties for ages 2-16 include: one-of-a-kind rope swing, "airtime" and more. Classes and workshops will also be offered in many artistic harness, trampoline, tumble track, foam open pits, cargo net, obstacle mediums for children and adults. Studio 18 is open to the public and course races, giant inflatable air slide, and a free TAG party shirt...all visitors are welcome to enjoy the art on display and in progress. This new included. Four staff members will cater to your child's special day. facility is conveniently located near Pines Boulevard and University Drive in Saturday hours from 1pm-8pm and Sundays from 10am-8pm. Extended the Howard C. Forman Health Campus. Robyn Vegas, at (954) 986-5027. gym play times available! 15851 SW 41 St, Suite 100, Weston/Davie, 33331. 954-384-9393 or www.TagGymnastics.com. 40 YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441
    • DIRECTORY GRAVITY GYMNASTICS THE PAPER NICHE Come celebrate at Gravity Gymnastics and experience a clean, safe, and 10089 Cleary Boulevard- Plantation. 954-577-0999 enthusiastic environment. All our parties are private. The first hour is spent invitation@paperniche.com, website www.paperniche.com. We are a in the gym and includes your choice of games, fun on our trampoline, unique scrapbooking store and full service invitation store. In our bounce house, obstacle courses, and other great equipment. This hour is scrapbooking department we offer classes, midnight crops, birthday followed by 45 minutes in our spacious party room! Upgrades available! parties, and a wonderful selection of supplies. Our invitation Our qualified party staff will set up and clean up, you can just relax and department has a large selection of imprintables, in-house designers enjoy. Free invitations! Birthday child is free! 11940 Miramar Parkway, and large selection of albums. Miramar FL 33025. 954-450-7770, info@gravitygymnastics.com, www.gravitygymnastics.com. FLORIDA TRIPLE THREAT ALL-STARS XTREME INDOOR KARTING Competitive Cheer and Dance Facility. Come build a Pyramid for your next 5300 N. Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 491-6265. Birthday Party! A Human Pyramid, that is. Enjoy a 2 hour private party on Xtreme Indoor Karting waves the green flag to their new 90,000 a Sunday with all your friends. Ages 4 and up. You can tumble on the square foot, 4 million dollar facility! South Florida's newest indoor karting spring floor and tumble trak, and bounce on the trampoline. Maybe try out track, great for corporate entertainment as well as for those who have the flying! Have your cake and eat it, too. Prices are $10.00 per child. Free t- need for speed. Xtreme Indoor Karting welcomes your: Corporate shirt to the Birthday Child. 954-514-7250, www.Fla3threat.com functions, Employee appreciation days, Conferences, Client appreciation days, Bachelor parties, Birthday parties, Kids parties, and much more…We PUMP IT UP OF FT. LAUDERDALE can do it all and will work with you one-on-one to make sure that your Turn your next party into a bouncing, sliding ecstatic extravaganza! At idea becomes a success!!! Pump It Up jump into your own private arenas filled with gigantically fun inflatables. All our birthday parties are 100% private, guaranteed! Pump It GOODI-BAG ENTERTAINMENT Up is perfect for more than just birthday parties. We host field trips, team FOR ALL YOUR PARTY NEEDS! Clean equipment, uniformed attendants, parties, troop and scout events and group gatherings. OPEN PLAY TIMES & on-time service. Inflatables (Giant Wet Slides), Interactives (obstacle ALSO AVAILABLE! 954-915-8484. www.pumpitupparty.com. course), Tents Tables & Chairs. Dinnerware, Linens, Frozen Drink April - June 2010 machines. Plan your events with us in mind weekdays, weekends, or holidays, we are always available for you needs. Full-time service IGFA FISHING HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM company; Broward. Dade, Palm Beach. goodibag@bellsouth.net. Celebrate your birthday at IGFA for an unforgettable experience. Show 954.432.1963 or 305.915.5690. your friends the techniques you use to catch catfish, peacock bass and mayan cichlids in our front ponds or try your luck at virtual fishing. Parties KARATE AMERICA are available for children 3-13. We are located at 300 Gulf Stream Way, "Achieving excellence one black belt at a time." Birthday parties are a Dania, FL 33004. www.igfa.org or 954.924.4309. kick when you celebrate at Karate America! Supervised fun, games and martial arts. Call for times and dates. Summer Camp and Parents Night X-TREME: THE ROCK CLIMBING CENTER OF MIAMI Out all summer long! www.KarateAmerica.info FREE TRIAL CLASS! Are you involved in a club or group and looking for something NEW & Issue 27 PEMBROKE PINES: 17933 NW 7th Street, 954-447-5044. EXCITING to try? If so, then you've found the right place! Not only is MIRAMAR WEST: 17149 Miramar Parkway, 954-437-5077 Indoor Rock Climbing something beyond the same old, same old, it's MIRAMAR EAST: 12721 SW 33rd Street, 954-436-5535 SAFE, FUN and a great activity for all ages and levels of physical COOPER CITY: 5608 S. Flamingo Road, 954-252-2821 fitness! Book your party or event and enjoy two and a half hours of climbing time, we provide the harnesses and you can bring or rent MONKEY JOE'S Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y climbing shoes. Children under 18 must have a waiver signed by their Monkey Joe's is South Florida's largest indoor inflatable-filled fun and parent or legal guardian. South Florida's premiere, state-of-the-art, full exciting party and play center! We offer wild inflatable slides, jumps and service climbing center located in West Kendall at 13972 SW 139 Ct., obstacle courses to keep kids happy and HEALTHY - plus TV's, computer Miami, 33186. 305.233.6623 or X-tremerock.com. stations and wireless internet access for the parents. We have OPEN PLAY ALL DAY EVERYDAY, Mon-Thur 10am - 7pm Fri and Sat 10am - 8pm and Sun 11am - 6pm. www.monkeyjoes.com or 965-748-4123. We are JUMPING 4 FUN located at 3445 N. Hiatus Road in Sunrise/Sawgrass area. Creating the best party package for your party is our goal! Never before seen combination bouncers, amazing kids' decorations, combos, DYNAMIC TAE KWON DO toddler bouncers, water slides, B-B-Q services, tents, tables, chairs, We offer action packed birthday parties of 1 and a half or 2 hours in linens and much more! Even a bubble machine! Jumping 4 Fun is length. Our instructors lead the kids in fun martial arts games and drills. committed to giving our customers quality equipment at a reasonable The families can enjoy watching the action from our spacious party room price. We also do corporate events, day cares, baby showers and are which provides plenty of room for food, drinks and celebration. 12239 fully licensed and insured for Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. View S.W. 53rd Street, Cooper City, Florida (Located in Park Avenue our inventory at www.jumping4funcorp.com or 786-210-5680. Gymnastics) 954- 434-9757. SPA BLVD SUPER SWIMMER BIRTHDAY PARTIES Imagine a day of beauty & glamour geared to make your little girl's Mr. Blue's Super Swimmer Birthday Parties at your pool! Parties include a dreams come true. Spa Blvd Parties caters to your every specification from Mr. Blue's Water Safety Puppet Show, Pool Games, Swim Instruction with a manicures & pedicures to hair & makeup. Just like a movie star. Spa Blvd Certified Swim Instructor, a Trained Lifeguard and Mr. Blue Goodie Bags. Parties is an all-inclusive spa experience for all girls! Call Ms. Julie at 954-956-9955 or www.swimwithmrblue.com. www.spablvdparties.com 954-450-7771. 12154 Miramar Parkway YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441 41
    • DIRECTORY (BIRTHDAY PARTIES & SPECIAL EVENTS CONT.) HUMANE SOCIETY OF BROWARD COUNTY KARATE ACADEMY Party like an Animal and have your next birthday party at the Humane 954-434-6535. No one sits on the bench at Karate Academy. Come Society of Broward County. What better way to celebrate your child's and celebrate your birthday at Karate Academy. Fun, games and birthday! Not only will your child have fun, but they will also learn about martial arts all supervised by a certified instructor. All Attendees how they can help the homeless animals. Plus, your birthday fee will go receive a FREE WEEK of karate classes! Located @ The Bergeron Plaza, directly to the Humane Society of Broward County to help care for the 6941 SW 196th Avenue, Bay 1, Pembroke Pines, FL 33332. thousands of homeless animals received each year. (954) 266-6848 www.KarateAcademyPines.com. www.humanebroward.com PARTYLANDIA BIRTHDAY PARTY AND EVENT RENTALS AT From a Bounce House to a kid's smile…we will do it all: Bounce Houses, PEMBROKE PINES YMCA AQUATIC CENTER (FORMERLYPEMBROKE Tents, Tables, Chairs, Linens, Decorations, Characters, Pony Rides, Trains, FALLS AQUATIC CENTER). 1361 NW 129th Ave, 954-727-9622. The DJs, Mariachi, Magicians, & Pinatas. We also provide Cotton Candy, Pop aquatic center now offers birthday parties and event rentals! Corn & Snow Cone Machines, as well as offer Catering, Cakes, Pastries & Chefs. 305-218-8338 www.partylandiajumpers.com CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES HALL RENTALS • Rose G. Price Park, 901 NW 208th Avenue. Available for rentals on BUSY BEE KIDZ Saturdays from noon-midnight and Sundays noon-6:00 p.m. For fees 12399 SW 53 Street, #103, Cooper City, FL 33330 (954) 680-8200 and availability call (954) 437-1140. Come play with us….Rain or Shine! Busy Bee Kidz is an interactive play • Towngate Recreation Center, 901 NW 155th Avenue. Available for and learn center that offers a series of courses devoted to the physical, rentals on Saturdays from noon-midnight and Sundays from noon-6:00 emotional and social development of children. We host birthday parties, p.m. For fees and availability call (954) 450-6894. team parties, mother's groups, church groups, etc. We also offer Open • Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Boulevard. Available for rentals on Play, Camp, Family Friendly Fun Nights, Story Time and more! Saturdays from noon-midnight and Sundays from noon-6:00 p.m. For fees and availability call (954) 986-5022. BOOMERS! DANIA • Walter C. Young Dinner Theatre, 901 NW 129th Avenue, Pembroke No Hassle Birthday Parties. We do all the work, you have all the FUN! Pines, is available for large meetings, shows, banquets, receptions, April - June 2010 Packages starting out @ $12.99 per person. Go Karts, Games Golf & parties, etc… on Saturdays from noon-midnight and Sundays from much, much more. Over 27 acres of indoor & outdoor fun for kids of all noon-6:00 p.m. The theatre accommodates up to 450 people and there ages. Kosher Birthday Party Options. Open 7 Days. 954-921-1411, is a large stage for theatre performances. For more information, call 1700 NW 1st St., Dania, FL 33004. Se Habla Espanol. Amelia Mohamed at (754) 323-4516. www.boomersparks.com. FLORIDA MARLINS BIRTHDAY BASH Give your son or daughter a birthday experience that will last a lifetime! CHILDHOOD What better place to be for a birthday than a Marlins game! Enhance your group package with the Birthday Bash! Birthday Bash includes visit from DEVELOPMENT Issue 27 Billy the Marlin and an Autograph 8x10 photo of Marlins player for BUSY BEE KIDZ birthday child; as well as Happy Birthday recognition. Contact the Florida 12399 SW 53 Street, #103, Cooper City, FL 33330. (954) 680-8200 Marlins Community Foundation's Celebration Club at (305) 623-6497. Come play with us….Rain or Shine! Busy Bee Kidz is an interactive play and learn center that offers a series of courses devoted to the physical, ACREATIVEPARTIES.COM emotional and social development of children. We host birthday parties, WE MAKE YOUR PARTY FUN! Bouncers, Snack Machines, Clowns, team parties, mother's groups, church groups, etc. Providing great Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Characters, Game Masters, Spin Art, Mechanical Horse, Temporary activities for kids and an easy experience for parents. We also offer Open Airbrush Tattoos & much more! YOUR FUN PACKAGES START AT Play, Camp, Family Friendly Fun Nights, Story Time and more! $125 & UP. Call and we will make a special party package for you! All Bouncers Clean & On Time. We Do Parks. Call for Weekday EVERGLADES ACADEMY Specials. Special Pricing for Schools and Day Cares. 6941 SW 196th Ave. #21, Pembroke Pines. 954-434-8884. M-F 7am- www.ACreativeParties.com. 954-907-5089. 6:30pm. Start your child off right! Our year round preschool offers a learning rich environment with a developed curriculum and hands-on KILWIN'S experience. Full and part-time available. Our VPK program has the top 14539 S.W. 5th Street, Pembroke Pines (Shops at Pembroke Gardens), rated scores in Broward County. We provide After School Care for K- 5th 954-441-4977. Experience the art of making chocolate. Make it, grade. $45 weekly includes; transportation, snacks, homework help, and decorate it and eat it. Take part in a chocolate workshop, take a Kilwin's early release. Karate, dance and tutoring available. Educational and fun tour to see all the chocolate goodies and watch how the experts make Summer & Spring Camp for ages 5-12 years. fudge. It will be your sweetest party ever! A great activity for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts & Camps. MINI MOZART'S - MOMMY AND ME Class for children aged 18 months -4 years old. This class will focus on SHARKEY'S CUTS FOR KIDS music, movement and motor skills. Cost is $40.00 per 4 week month Come experience the FUN! Our unique birthday parties feature a for once a week class 45 minutes. Tuesdays from 10 am - 10:45 am. “Glamour Room” and “Gaming Stations” where girls can dress up and And 11-11:45 a.m. at Fletcher Art and Cultural Center, 7960 Johnson become a “Princess” for the day or boys can master their video game Street. Additional classes are offered Wednesdays from 10 am - 10:45 skills. Hair Cuts & Afterschool Activities also available. Call for more am and 11-11:45 a.m. at Town Gate Park, 901 NW 155th Avenue. information 954-534-9103 or visit us at 14932 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Call 954-986-5027 for more information. Pines (Cobblestone Plaza). 42 YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441
    • DIRECTORY BABY SIGNS WITH ALICIA JUS HIP HOP Have you ever wondered what your baby is thinking? Or why your baby is 9051 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025 crying? Baby Signs® helps reduce tears, tantrums, & frustration. Classes www.Jushiphop.com Co-ed dance studio offering hip hop classes for all available for babies from birth to 5 years old. Parent Workshops, Early levels, including adults. Other classes offered are break dancing for boys & Childhood Education Training, and Nanny Certification ! "Sign, Say, and girls, belly dancing, stepping, ballet and pole fitness. Jus Hip Hop Play® classes, Baby Signs® Potty Training Program" 754-422-0403 emphasizes on real hip hop dance and education. We provide clean, fun, Alicia.Adkins@babysignsprogram.com energetic classes for ages 4-60. Great for adults wanting to get into shape, lose weight and have fun while doing it. 954-432-9669. THE SWIM ACADEMY Promoting aquatic awareness and water safety, by giving each child a ELITE CHEER AND DANCE foundation of skills that will foster a lifelong love of the water! We 6800 SW 21st Court, Units 7-10, Davie, FL 33317. Elite Cheer and Dance specialize in private swim lessons with a one on one instructional offers an exciting dance experience for your children. Let our experienced approach. Our caring & infant certified instructors begin as young as 6 Choreographers work with your children in our 11,000sq ft A/C facility! months old! Get your baby, toddler or child enrolled now! Heated Pool! We offer Hip-Hop, Jazz, and contemporary classes. VERY AFFORDABLE! 954-384-4500. Bring THIS Ad & receive 1 week free of lessons with 954-577-3332, or www.elitecheeranddance.net registration. 1570 Sagemont Way, Weston, FL 33326. www.TheSwimAcademy.com FLORIDA MARLINS MERMAIDS SUMMER DANCE CAMP The Florida Marlins Mermaids Summer Dance Camp is back! Learn the MONKEY JOE'S latest dance moves from the Marlins Mermaids. This Dance Camp will be Monkey Joe's is South Florida's largest indoor inflatable-filled fun and a one-week dance intensive camp open to both girls and boys. Campers exciting party and play center! We offer wild inflatable slides, jumps and will perform their dance routine at a Florida Marlins Home Game! obstacle courses to keep kids happy and HEALTHY - plus TV's, computer www.floridamarlins.com/summerdancecamp (305) 626-7334 or stations and wireless internet access for the parents. We have OPEN PLAY mermaids@flamarlins.com ALL DAY EVERYDAY, Monday-Thursday 10am - 7pm, Fri and Sat 10am - 8pm and Sun 11am - 6pm. www.monkeyjoes.com or call us at 965-748- DANCE CLASSES 4123. We are located at 3445 N. Hiatus Road in Sunrise/Sawgrass area. Tour De Force, Inc. offers Ballet, Tap, and Jazz classes! Wednesdays 2:30 April - June 2010 p.m.-6:00 p.m., ages 5-11. Fees are $40/per month. Sibling discounts A+ THERAPY MOMMY & ME CLASSES available. TownGate Recreation Center, 901 NW 155th Avenue. Call Lisa A+ Therapy will now be having Mommy & Me Classes! Come have Roberts at (305) 303-6688 or www.ppinesdance.com. some fun with your little ones in Weston on Tuesdays & Fridays!! ONLY $5 PER CLASS. April through August. Babies at 9:00am, Crawlers at 10:00am, & Walkers at 11:00am. 2685 Executive Park Drive, Suite 4, Weston, FL 33331. (954) 515-0892. ETIQUETTE ETIQUETTE CLASS Old fashioned Etiquette just got a makeover! During this workshop, DANCE participants will rock the runway while developing proper posture and Issue 27 poise, practice social grace, understand appropriate dining etiquette and FLORIDA SUPERSTARS learn to communicate with confidence and style! Ages 7-12. Six week Florida Super Stars offer a high energy combination class with instruction workshop from 3:30-5p.m. on Mondays. $95 for Pembroke Pines in dance, cheerleading & baton twirling. Over 20 locations, $45 per Residents. TownGate Recreation Center, 901 NW 155th Ave., Pembroke month for unlimited classes. Year round performances are optional. Feature Pines. Shantelle Moxie at (954) 438-6209 or info@specialteaparties.com. performances include: Miami Heat, Dolphins, Hurricanes, Disney World, Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Super Bowl, and Orange Bowl! Summer Dance Jam Camp also offered. (954) 438-2075 or www.floridasuperstars.com. FISHING & DREAMS BELLYDANCE ACADEMY 7909 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. (954) 600-4478. BOATING Belly dancing is a great way to combine exercise and fun...Discover the FISHING HEADQUARTERS beautiful YOU! Learn flexibility, grace, and muscle control with beautiful Come out deep sea fishing aboard the 85' Catch My Drift! MENTION rhythms in a fun, supportive environment. Have fun, develop self THIS AD for special rates of only $35 per person/$25 per child (12 & confidence and get in shape!! We offer belly dance lessons for all ages under). Join us as we go drift fishing 1 mile offshore for kingfish, snapper, and levels, beginners, intermediate, and advanced students. Summer grouper and anything else that bites. 3 trips daily. Private charters intensive fitness and dance camps will also be offered. Instruction by available for birthday parties and larger groups. We also have accomplished dancers and professionals with major accreditation in their sportfishing trips available for up to 6 passengers for big game fishing. companies. Come see what's shaking! www.dreamsbellydance.com. www.fishheadquarters.com or 954-525-4665. ACADEMY OF ARTS 20841 Johnson Street, #113, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029, 954-704-0068, IGFA FISHING HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM www.academyofartsinc.com. Ages 3 to professional. Ballet, Pointe, Mercury Marine/IGFA Free Family Fishing Clinics are held quarterly, and are PasDeDeux, Combo, Acrocise, Tap, Jazz, Belly Dancing, Flamenco, the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family to the IGFA for a day of HipHop, Modern, Musical Theatre, Drama, Art, Voice, Piano, Guitar and fishing fun. Stop by to try knot tying, casting accuracy contests, seminars from Afterschool Programs. Academy of Arts features a Performing Group and professional fishermen and fishing in our front ponds! We are located at 300 Dance Company. Summer Dance Camp & Summer Intensive Camp! Gulf Stream Way, Dania, FL 33004. www.igfa.org or 954.924.4309. YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441 43
    • DIRECTORY (FISHING & BOATING CONT.) MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WEST FITNESS & REHABILITATION CENTER KIDS FISHING CLUB 703 N. Flamingo Rd., 954-433-7125, www.memorialsportscenter.com. WWW.KIDSFISHING.ORG. Non-competitive fishing club for families with Call for more details on the following programs. children ages 3 to 13. Learn how to fish. No experience is required. • WEIGHT LOSS FOR KIDS: SHAPEDOWN: Ages: 6-12. 2 hours Each event includes a half hour of hands on education featuring a new every Sat. for 10 weeks. Family oriented weight loss program taught type of bait, lure or technique, before we get to fish. Learn everything from by a registered dietician. Includes special kids exercise class up to 4 casting and knot tying to responsible and ethical angling practices, fish times a week. Parental participation required for nutritional identification, safety, and many other important topics. Freshwater and component of program. saltwater events are offered. Club meets once a month on Sunday • WEIGHT LOSS FOR TEENS: H.E.A.T.: Ages: 12-18. One-on-one mornings. Fees: $15 to join, then $5 per event (includes bait and tackle), weight loss program for teens taught by Registered Dietitian. 1 class/ pre-registration required. FREE fishing rod and tackle box while supplies wk for 5 weeks. last. www.kidsfishing.org kidsfishing@kidsfishing.org or 954-600-3747. • ONE ON ONE NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING: Meet with a registered Dietitian for a comprehensive nutritional assessment and consult to set CANOE RENTALS personal nutritional goals to help you be nutritionally successful. Chapel Trail Nature Preserve, 19800 Sheridan Street. (9:00am-12Noon) • BODY QUEST: 12-week fitness program that is custom-designed to Saturdays $7/hr, $15/4hrs, $25 all day. Park facilities include a 1650' meet your needs and help you reach your fitness goals, with optimal elevated boardwalk. Please call 954-538-3649 for more information. results. Qualified fitness and nutrition professionals work with you and HEALTH, FITNESS AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT support you. • MEMORIAL SPORTS CENTER: Group and Individual sessions for ages 7 and up. Improve athletic performance for specific sports through HEALTH & strengthening and conditioning exercises, functional training, agility, WELLNESS and coordination activities. Year round baseball program offered by Bruce Aven. MASSAGE ENVY PEMBROKE PINES • RETURN TO SPORT AFTER INJURY: Designed for athletes of any sport 15755 Pines Blvd. (In front of Publix near Costco), 954-430-4456. who have suffered a sports injury and are trying to return to April - June 2010 Introductory 1 hour massage session for $39.00. With a staff of professional competition. Through our knowledge of sports injuries and integrated therapists and convenient hours you can get the well deserved massage for functional exercises, our athletes have enhanced their performance, you or a loved one. Whether it's to relieve stress, lower blood pressure or get strength, and confidence in order to return to the sport safely. some well-deserved relaxation. Call or visit them today and enjoy! TOWNGATE RECREATION FITNESS CENTER JUS HIP HOP (901 NW 155th Avenue) TownGate Fitness Center offers a great workout 9051 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025 for a great price! One year memberships are available. Gym hours are www.Jushiphop.com Co-ed dance studio offering hip hop classes for all 9am-9pm Monday-Saturday and 9am-6pm on Sundays. (954) 450-6894. levels, including adults. Other classes offered are break dancing for boys & girls, belly dancing, stepping, ballet and pole fitness. We provide clean, XMADA PERSONAL FITNESS Issue 27 fun, energetic classes for ages 4-60. Great for adults wanting to get into Boot Camps and Weight Training will be offered at Towngate Recreation shape, lose weight and have fun while doing it. 954-432-9669. Center, 901 NW 155th Avenue and Rose G. Price Park, 901 NW 208th Avenue. It is their mission to promote healthy lifestyle changes in a positive AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTSAVER CPR manner until the goals of the individual are accomplished and dreams PEMBROKE PINES YMCA FAMILY CENTER come true! (954) 709-0909 or 1-800-318-9787 Ext. 6257 Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y 501 SW 172 Avenue, Pembroke Pines. 954-727-9622. This three Xmada@bellsouth.net hour course includes adult and pediatric (child & infant) CPR. A class for the layperson or those needing workplace CPR training. This course will help you to recognize life-threatening emergencies, and their warning signs. AED training will also be included at this level. Register MUSIC Now, $35 Y Members/ $55 Non-Members. Tuesday, April 13, 6pm- ACADEMY OF ARTS 9pm. Contact the YMCA for future dates 20841 Johnson Street, #113, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029, 954-704-0068, www.academyofartsinc.com. Ages 3 to professional. Professional PEMBROKE PINES YMCA FAMILY CENTER instruction in Musical Theatre, Acting, Drama, Voice, Piano & Guitar. 501 SW 172 Avenue, Pembroke Pines. 954-727-9622. Group Exercise - Everything from Zumba to Spinning, classes offered all day long, seven MUSIC TECH STUDIOS, INC. days a week. Wellness Orientation: Free wellness orientation to all YMCA PEMBROKE PINES ORIGINAL FULL-SERVICE MUSIC STORE. 18249 Pines members. Come and try the YMCA for FREE! Child Watch and Kidz Blvd., Shoppes of Silverlakes, Pembroke Pines. 954-447-8554. Adventure will be available while you workout at the YMCA. Child Watch: www.musictechstudios.com Ages: 6 weeks - 6 years old. Kidz Adventure: Ages: 7 years old - 12 • PRIVATE LESSONS ALL AGES: piano, voice, guitar, woodwinds, brass, years old. **AM/PM and Weekend hours. percussion. • RENT TO OWN INSTRUMENTS: Band and string instruments for rent. PERSONAL TRAINING AT PEMBROKE PINES YMCA FAMILY CENTER First month rent fee is FREE. Need help in meeting you health and wellness goals? The YMCA now • INSTRUMENT REPAIRS AVAILABLE. Certified repair technician on site. offers personal training. There's no better way to trim those extra pounds • MUSIC BOOKS AND ACCESSORIES. Come in and browse and see how in an environment that is caring, supportive, and non-judgmental. Visit us we “Expand Minds Through Creative Sounds.” on-line or call for more information, 954-727-9622. 44 YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441
    • DIRECTORY MUSIC'S COOL DAY CAMP 2010 your word processing skills! WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm - 8:30pm. 6/9/ Students are part of a band playing music they love, learning music 10 - 7/14/10 - $42 per person. writing, performances and recording. Professional instruction in Bass, • Intro to Advanced Computer Skills: 2 weeks Advanced Word Piano, Brass, Drums, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard and Woodwinds. Ages Processing, 2 weeks Intro to Excel and 2 weeks Intro to 7-11 & 12 - 17 Beginners / Intermediate & Advanced. Camp ends with PowerPoint. THURSDAYS 6:30pm - 8:30pm. 6/10/10 - 7/15/ concert Performance! Three sessions: June 14- 25, June 28 - July 9, & 10 - $42 per person. July 12 - July 23. Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm (8-9am Early drop off - • Pottery Studio: Create high fired stoneware using both the hand 3-5 Late pickup). Camp held at DPHDS Upper School, 6701 W. Sunrise building method and the potter's wheel. WEDNESDAYS 7:00pm - Blvd. in Plantation. Afterschool programs forming for 2010-2011. 9:00pm. 6/9/10 - 7/14/10 - $42 per person (materials extra). 954-232-3174. www.coolmusicschool.net. • R.A.D.: Rape Aggression Defense for adults and Resisting Aggression Defensively for children. Programs for adults and children. For more BROADWAY HORIZONS CHILDREN'S THEATER & SCHOOL information, call R.A.D. at (954) 655-7587. We teach our students ALL aspects of live theater. From set-building and costume design, to choreography and vocal techniques! At the end of our • Glaze Formulation Workshop: This workshop is for the seasoned sessions, our students perform a full-scale “Broadway” style production! pottery students who are ready to start making glazes. June TBA, 2010. www.broadwayhorizons.com 954-461-5672! 6:00-9:00pm - $45 per person (includes all materials). • Acting Class: Learn how to get into television and radio commercials! CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES How to acquire an agent, audition with ease and book a job. FLETCHER ART AND CULTURAL CENTER TUESDAYS 6:30pm -8:30pm. 6/8/10 - 7/13/10 - $42 per person. (7960 Johnson Street) Classes cost $40 per 4-week month. Payments/ • Sewing Class: Alterations: Bring in your clothing to learn how to registration is due by the 20th of the month for the upcoming month's make Alterations, cushions, decorative towels, kitchen curtains, classes. 954-986-5027. Custom Made Outfits. WEDNESDAYS 6:30 pm-8:30pm - $42 per • PIANO/KEYBOARD CLASSES FOR KIDS &YOUTH: Ages 8 and up, all person (materials extra) abilities, 45 minute lessons/once a week. • Acrylic Painting: Learn how to paint on anything! TUESDAYS • ADULT PIANO/KEYBOARD or GUITAR: Ages 17 and up, all abilities, 6:30pm-8:30 - $42.00 per person (materials extra) 45 minute lessons/once a week. April - June 2010 • GUITAR LESSONS: Ages 8 and up, all abilities, 45 minute lessons/once SEWING a week. Students must have their own guitar. . CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES - RIVER OF GRASS ARTSPARK ART SEW HAUTE STUDIO, LLC. (17189 Sheridan Street) Classes $40 per 4-week month. Payments & Reg. Fashion design classes for ages 8-up. For beginners to advanced students. due by the 20th of the month for upcoming month's classes. 954-986-5027. Learn to sew and design your own clothes or advance your sewing skills. • KIDS, YOUTH & ADULT KEYBOARD/PIANO LESSONS: Ages 8 and up, All materials and equipment provided for beginners and intermediate 45 minute lessons/once a week. classes. Girl Scouts sewing badge trips. Professional tailoring and • KIDS, YOUTH & ADULT GUITAR LESSONS: Ages 8 -17, 45 minute alterations. 954-330-6259. artsewhautestudio.vpweb.com. Issue 27 lessons/once a week. SENIOR AND SPECIAL ADULT ACTIVITIES POPULATION: Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y SOUTHWEST FOCAL POINT SENIOR CENTER SPORTS & ADULT CLASSES & PROGRAMS: All classes and programs offered through the Southwest Focal Point Senior Center, 301 NW 103rd Avenue ACTIVITIES in Pembroke Pines. To participate in any activity you must be 18 or older CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES SPECIAL POPULATION PROGRAMS and registered at the Senior Center. Most classes on-going, call 954-450- Mary Wilson Palacios, Special Population Coordinator, (954) 450-3663 (V/ 6888 for more info. TDD) Email: mpalacios@ppines.com. The goal of the Special Population • Intro to Fused Glass: THURSDAYS 6:30pm - 8:30pm. 6/10/10 - 7/ Program is to provide quality recreational and educational opportunities for 15/10 - $42 per person (materials extra). individuals with special needs, individuals with physical and /or mental • Belly Basics with Naiilah!: Beginners and slightly advanced students. disabilities. Programs may be inclusionary, where participants are TUESDAYS 7:00pm-8:00pm. 6/8/10 - 7/13/10 - $45 per person. incorporated into regular programs, and may include modifications or • Belly Dancing With Naiilah!: Must have taken Belly Basics to adaptations as needed. Current and upcoming programs include wheelchair participate. THURSDAYS 7:00pm-8:00pm. 6/10/10 - 7/15/10 - sports, Special Olympic Training, specialty camps, special events and $45 per person. educational field trips. The City of Pembroke Pines prohibits any policy or • Stained Glass: Create authentic stained glass panels. TUESDAYS procedure that results in discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, 6:30pm-8:30pm. 6/8/10 - 7/13/10 - $42 per person. gender, national origin, marital status, race, religion or sexual orientation. • Beginner's Computer: Learn the basics of computers in this easy-to- • Adult Monthly Socials: Second Thursday of the month at 6:30p.m.: The follow beginner's course. TUESDAYS 6:30pm - 8:30pm. 6/8/10 - 7/ program is held at Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Boulevard, 13/10 - $42 per person. 33024. Directions (954)986-5022. For more information about the • Intermediate Computer: The next step after beginner's computer, expand Friendship Club, call (954) 274-7321. YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441 45
    • DIRECTORY (SPECIAL POPULATION: SPORTS & ACTIVITIES CONT.) JUS HIP HOP • Special Olympics Swimming Program for ages 8 and older: Athletes 9051 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025 must meet Special Olympics eligibility requirements including having a www.Jushiphop.com Co-ed dance studio offering hip hop classes for all current physical on file prior to the start of training. levels, including adults. Other classes offered are break dancing for boys & • Special Population Tennis Program: ages 12 and older, Thursday nights girls, belly dancing, stepping, ballet and pole fitness. Jus Hip Hop 7:00pm-8:00pm: This program is geared for individuals with a special emphasizes on real hip hop dance and education. We provide clean, fun, need and a family member or guardian to participate along side with energetic classes for all ages. Great for teens wanting to get into shape, the participant. There are court fees for this program. lose weight and have fun while doing it. 954-432-9669. • Wheelchair Basketball: Wednesdays, 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. (non- motorized wheelchairs only): Wheelchair athletes can join us for pick DYNAMIC TAE KWON DO up games and basketball skills training. We specialize in teaching strong life skills through the art and sport of • Wheelchair Tennis: Thursdays, 8:00p.m.-9:00p.m. Please call the tae kwon do. We offer after school martial arts classes for preschool Special Population Program office for registration information. Court ages thru teens. We also have fitness kickboxing classes for teens and fees will apply. adults looking to lose weight and get in shape. Visit us today at 12239 • Youth and Adult Monthly Community Family Outings: Youth ages 8- 17 S.W. 53rd Street, Cooper City, Florida (Located in Park Avenue and Adults 18 and older: Monthly outings are being planned for youth Gymnastics) 954- 434-9757. and adults, including events for family members, guardians, and siblings. CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES TEEN CENTER (PINES RECREATION CENTER) 7400 Pines Boulevard. (Ages 12-17) The Teen Center is open Monday- TEEN PROGRAMS Friday from 4:00-9:00pm and on Saturday 10:00am -6:00pm. Play Pool, Playstation, Xbox, Wii, Air Hockey, Video Games and more. Monthly CAMP LINGUASM activities include Pool and Playstation tournaments & movie and pizza Language Immersion Summer Camp Counselor in Training (CIT) nights. For information regarding the center and activities provided year Program for Teens in Spanish and French. Daily language classes. All round please contact Kathleen Kuebler at 954-986-5022. April - June 2010 camp activities in language of study. Program aims at developing language and leadership skills. Winner of “Best Language School of Y TEEN LEADERSHIP CLUB Weston” award for two consecutive years. Early bird & Group PEMBROKE PINES YMCA FAMILY CENTER Discounts. Camp location: Montessori Institute of Broward, Davie, 501 SW 172 Avenue, Pembroke Pines. 954-727-9622. Florida. Also, Private Tutoring; Test Preparation; Translations. Ages 12 - 18. The Y Teen Leadership Club is a program for teens 954-577-9955. www.LinguaSchool.com. that demonstrate outstanding leadership skills. The club is designed to recognize outstanding teens in the community and help EDUCANDO A AMERICA - SPANISH SCHOOL teach them skills that the YMCA beliefs are important components 2500 Glades Circle, Weston, FL 33327. Located within the facilities of the of leadership. These components are human relation skills, Imagine Charter School of Weston. 954-261-2432. Tuesdays & Thursdays Issue 27 volunteerism, and fitness of the whole individual (physical, mental from 4 - 7pm. We offer a total immersion program on the Spanish language and spiritual wellness). Meets Tuesdays (with possible Saturdays for kids and teens. Our focus is the acquisition of a true bilingualism. Students will be able to speak, write and read in correct Spanish, while they and Sundays for community projects) at Pembroke Pines YMCA learn the traditions and customs of Latin America. Monthly tuition $140.00. Family Center. One-Time Fee: $25 (includes Y Leader's t-shirt). School year round. Offering also Spanish Summer Camp. This is a Member only program. Enroll anytime! Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y www.educandoamerica.com or ea@educandoamerica.com. POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL) TEEN DANCES 954-986-5044. 7900 Johnson St, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. Teen Dances will be held at Walter C. Young Middle School, 901 Ages 9-17. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. NW 129th Avenue. Call for dates. Dances will be held from 6:30- PAL is a safe place for children to come and play after school. 9:30 p.m. Entrance fee is $3.00 and refreshments will be sold. You Membership includes billiards tables, ping pong tables, computers, and must attend Walter C. Young Middle School and Student ID is basketball court, Tae Kwon Do or Boxing Classes. Membership $35 a required! (954) 437-1134. year (fee may change). 46
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    • DIRECTORY SCHEDULING AN ATHLETE’S OFF SEASON IS CRITICAL By Jacob Kotlicky - Memorial Fitness & Rehabilitation Center D uring the course of a competitive sports season, the months from now. The goal is to be better in the coming body is literally put through the wringer. Regular practices season that previously. We want to be able to hit further, along with the season of competition break down the throw harder, run faster and jump higher than before. athlete psychologically and physically. Many athletes The off-season is the time to excel in sport performance allow training and preparation to take a back seat during and abilities. This necessitates regular, focused off-season with the mindset that when pre-season comes, individualized workouts, making sure that the issues and they'll just pick up where they left off. While it is true concerns that may have arisen during the previous season that the body and mind need time to recover, doing so are strengthened beyond prior levels. for too long ensures backsliding in both personal drive A thorough off-season training regimen should consist and skill. Studies have shown that after an extended of all essential aspects of sports performance. This includes recovery period, it can take 7 weeks or more of proper, flexibility, core strength, cardiovascular fitness, muscular intense conditioning to return to adequate strength levels. endurance, strength, agility and power. For most sports, Truthfully, the off-season can be even more important every single component is a piece of the larger puzzle. If for an athlete than actual competition. And those that your training is lacking in any one are, the puzzle is incomplete. The body will try to compensate and “fill in” April - June 2010 take the steps to properly build and strengthen themselves for the next season will find themselves making incredible for the deficit leaving it even more at risk for injury. For strides and advancing ahead of their fellow athletes. This example, straining a hamstring does not always mean that doesn't mean doing exactly the same activities and exercises there's a decrease in its flexibility. It can be an indication as before. In fact, doing so will merely increase the same of weak glutes or calves which can increase reliance on stressors on the body, encouraging continual breakdowns the hamstrings which can also lead to straining the muscle. from the season. All athletes need time to let their bodies It is important to find the proper professionals who can recover when the competition season is over. This applies help evaluate an athlete and pick up on those subtle Issue 27 throughout across the board, regardless of whether you're deviations from optimal function that will get in the way a professional, teenage basketball player or a weekend of performing at the highest levels. Bring up your personal warrior your body needs an off-season. There are 162 games concerns regarding weaknesses in areas you feel in a MLB season, 82 in the NBA and 34 in the WNBA. improvement is necessary. Goals should be set in terms of Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Each of these leagues has a consistent season scheduled exercise performance along with being competition ready. with off-time to allow for proper recovery both during and Allow focus to slightly shift from the typical aggressions between seasons. The climate in Florida allows for year and stress that naturally comes during the season. round leagues in nearly every sport. This means the average Psychological burnout is just as important to avoid as a middle school and high school athlete plays more games physical injury. And a lack of mental focus leads to poor per year than those on the professional level. form and performance which can in fact lead to injury. All out displays of athleticism do more to break down So this year, plan time accordingly. Allow for enough the body than anything else to the athlete. Whether recovery time to prevent burnout, but keep it limited to you're a pitcher regularly stressing the rotator cuff and prevent regressing. Stay active and work on the areas you elbow from throwing 1000's of pitches in a season, or a know need improvement. With the right plan, an athlete basketball player needing to recover from the pounding can be better, faster and stronger than ever before. to the knees and ankles, all athletes need to be smart For more information about this subject or the Memorial about their off-season activity. During the season, the Sports Center's Return to Sport or Performance and purpose of conditioning exercise is to maintain current Enhancement programs please feel free to contact me, abilities despite the ongoing stress the body goes through. Jacob Kotlicky at 954-844-9816 or jkotlicky@mhs.net. Ideally, this time is used to rebuild the body, not just You can also find us on Facebook at Memorial Fitness and maintain where we left off hoping to be as good a few Rehabilitation Center. 48
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    • DIRECTORY By Debby Teich W eston's Mark Rogge is a third generation fisherman. As a kid, he spent much of his time fishing technique. Rogge teaches the kids how to tie a knot, what type of bait to use, how to cast, fishing offshore, as well as in the lakes and canals how to identify different kinds of fish and much of Plantation. Now he is sharing his passion with more. Parents often learn just as much as the kids. his son, as well as neighborhood kids and families. Rogge makes sure that all of the kids have fun “Fishing is one of very few activities that you can and that everyone catches at least one fish. enjoy throughout your entire lifetime,” said Rogge. Sometimes they catch 5 or 6, including largemouth “Some of my fondest childhood memories include bass, peacock bass, Mayan cichlids, bluegills and fishing with my father, grandfather, family and more. All of the fish are released unharmed. friends. I still look forward to fishing as an adult. The cost is $15 for the first meeting and $5 It will always be a part of who I am.” thereafter. The money is used to offset the cost of Rogge taught his son, Ethan, to fish when he was bait and tackle, which Rogge provides for each still in diapers. He will never forget the day that event. Every child also gets a free rod, reel and Ethan caught his first fish. At four, Ethan won 2nd tackle box, made available through a grant from place in his first tournament, competing against kids Fish Florida. as old as sixteen. Ethan continued to participate in Rogge dedicated countless hours to developing tournaments for more than a year, winning 17 a website for the club. In addition to club trophies for first, second or third place. Although information, it has a wealth of information for April - June 2010 he enjoyed the competition, he also loved fishing members to use when they are fishing on their at home with his father and friends. own. There is even a link for identifying local fish, Last year, Ethan and his father decided to launch which includes many photos that he took himself. the Kids Fishing Club in an effort to preserve and If members catch a fish that they cannot identify, promote the sport of fishing by teaching kids how they can email him a photo and he will help them. to fish. The current membership includes 59 boys “The number of people boating and fishing and girls, ages 3 to 13 years old. Most of the kids dwindles with every passing year,” said Rogge. live in Weston, but some come from as far as Davie “Surveys show that children who have a positive and Pembroke Pines. They vary in skill level. fishing experience prior to becoming teenagers are Issue 27 Although some members have been fishing for likely to become lifelong anglers. That is only one years, most learned to fish for the first time with of many great reasons that it is important to teach the help of the club. They fish side-by-side with our kids how to fish.” their mothers, fathers and grandparents. “Fishing Ultimately, Rogge hopes to have clubs in a Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y is a wonderful way for kids and parents or hundred different cities. He is already is working grandparents to spend quality time together,” said with people in South Carolina, Wisconsin and New Rogge. “We encourage adults to leave everything Jersey who are interested in starting clubs under behind when they come out to fish; stay off their the Kidsfishing.org name. He will assist them with cell phones and give the children 100 percent of setting up the club, allow them to use his curriculum their attention.” and logo and provide space on the club website. The club meets once a month, on Sunday For more information, visit www.kidsfishing.org, mornings, in and around the Weston area. Every call 954-600-3747, or send an email to event features a different type of bait, lure, or kidsfishing@kidsfishing.org. 50
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    • DIRECTORY April - June 2010 Jus Hip Hop They Love What They Do••• and You Will, Too! Issue 27 J us Hip Hop was started by Lacretia "Maraj" Charlton who is originally in hiphop from Grandmaster Flash to now. from New York. She has been dancing since the age 4, starting with Ballet and Not only does Maraj teach her students how to dance, but she also provides an later branched out to Modern, Jazz, Tap, and more. Maraj also sings and acts. education about hiphop. Breakdancing for guys and girls are taught by Michael Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Her love for hiphop grew as she competed in New York against other dance “Kid Jet” Lo. He teaches the correct way to prevent injuries and the kids enjoy the crews. It has always been her dream to start her own studio and run it differently challenge. Jus Hip Hop does not teach booty or play vulgar language for Hiphop than the traditional type dance studio. dance classes. Their hiphop is clean, energized and fun!!! Ballet is taught by Jus Hip Hip is a coed school catering to all ages starting from age 4, including Charlie whose grace and professionalism shines through with results of a true adults. Their motto: A poor teacher describes, a good teacher explains, an ballerina. Raven is the Bellydancing instructor who provides a tremendous workout excellent teacher demonstrates, a great teacher inspires!!! Jus Hip Hop's with style and grace and can teach you to control your muscles to another level. staff consists of professionals who live and love the art in which they teach. The Stepping instructor, Rico, teaches a creative, high impact, action-packed stepping Classes offered are all levels of hiphop. Adult hiphop classes are very popular class, making music with your body that's challenging and a lot of fun. Drama is as well and they are all taught by Maraj, who has been teaching and involved taught by Nicole who has been acting since age 4 and will help you find your character and enhance it. Pole Fitness with Crystal is all about empowerment, self confidence, intense fitness, and a fun night out with the girls for an hour. Singing lessons and other classes are coming soon! Jus Hip Hop offers affordable classes and they are open all year round. The floors are 3 inch thick, sprung wood floors which help prevent injury. At Jus HipHop, they love what they do, and you will, too!!! Visit their website at www.jushiphop.com or call 954-432-9669. Jus Hip Hop is located at 9051 52 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33025.
    • DIRECTORY 4H Horse Club Teaches More than Riding By Debby Teich S outhwest Ranches is a rural community filled with grazing talk about grooming a horse, taking care of its' teeth, cleaning animals, unique scenery and an abundance of wildlife. It is tack, riding techniques, as well as a variety of other horse- one of the few places in South Florida where homeowners can related topics. still ride horses in their own backyards. The Sunset Riders Club members also participate in activities. They raised 4H Club provides a way for its members to take full advantage $400 for Pure Thoughts, an organization that rescues and of their surroundings. rehabilitates race horses. They collected goods for the victims April - June 2010 Page Giacin started the club last year. She has been riding of the Haitian earthquake. They toured an embryonic transfer since she was six years old and currently owns five horses. Her farm for equine animals, as well as the barns at Calder Race daughter, Brooke, 9, has been an avid rider since she was three. Course and Gulfstream Park. They are planning trips to Ocala After making several trips to ride with 4H clubs in Central to tour a large horse farm, and to the Kentucky Horse Park to Florida, they decided to start their own. visit a facility. 4-H is a youth organization which provides more than 7 Although some of the kids in the club are “horseless million children and young adults with an opportunity to horseman,” most either own or lease a horse and compete in “learn by doing.” The 4H emblem is a four-leaf clover with an shows. They range in ability from beginner to advanced, Issue 27 H on each leaf, representing Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. competing in Western, English, Dressage, Reining and Trail. Members participate in educational meetings, demonstrations A few of the kids compete in barrel racing at the Bergeron and exhibitions. They meet new friends who share their Rodeo Grounds in Davie. The 4H also has its own shows. interests and learn leadership, citizenship and life skills. Each Riders have an opportunity to compete locally and, if they club focuses around something different, like cooking, qualify, can earn their way into the 4H World Show. Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y computers, sports, camera skills and much more. Many of the “When most kids show up to a barn, they ride and leave,” clubs, including the Sunset Riders, focus on horses. Horseback said Giacin. “There is so much more to horses than riding. riding can be very expensive and 4H offers a more affordable We teach them that if they take proper care of the horse, they way to ride and learn about horses. will have an opportunity to experience the unconditional love More than 20 boys and girls, ages 5 to 18, are currently that an animal brings to a human being. The kids learn to members of the Sunset Riders 4H club. Most live in Southwest become compassionate and responsible. They develop a sense Ranches and Weston, however some travel from Ft. Lauderdale. of camaraderie with other club members and work together as They meet the 2nd Thursday of every month. They work on a team to make it a positive experience for everyone.” putting together binders, based on an age appropriate curriculum For more information, send an email to provided by 4H. They also listen to a guest speaker, who might pagegiacin_showerdoors@msn.com or call 954-444-8568. 54
    • FAMILY HEALTH “Dad, my shoulder hurts!” Stephen K. Storer, M.D. Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Most players, parents and coaches would agree that shoulder is usually tender to the touch. X-rays often youth sports carry an inherent risk of injury. After show widening of the growth zone of the upper all, football, baseball and soccer can be rough sports. humerus. A MRI is usually not needed to make the Everyday on ESPN we hear about star professional diagnosis. Fortunately, this condition is reversible. players out for the season to recover from shoulder, Initial treatment includes rest and complete restriction hip and knee reconstruction surgery. What we fail of overhead activity. Icing and anti-inflammatory April - June 2010 to realize is that most adolescent sport injuries are medication are also useful to alleviate the pain. overuse type injuries. Children and adolescents are Rehabilitation consists of strengthening, followed by at risk for sports-related overuse injuries as a result an interval return to throwing program, only after the of improper technique, training errors, and muscle player is completely pain free. weakness and imbalance. Like other medical conditions, prevention is less The demands of overhead sports (e.g., baseball, challenging and more effective than treatment of the tennis, volleyball) put the shoulder at a particular risk Issue 27 disease itself. All players should closely adhere to pitch of injury. “Little leaguer's shoulder” is an overuse or count guidelines and recommended rest periods (see stress injury of the growth plate of the upper humerus chart below). Regular evaluation of throwing (one of the bones of the shoulder joint). Unlike adults technique and seasonal cross-training are also effective who often injure the rotator cuff, in children the Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y growth zone of the shoulder is the most vulnerable at preventing overuse injuries. area for injury to occur. Players, parents and coaches For more information, log on to our website at must be aware that persistent shoulder pain with www.u18sportsmedicine.com or contact us at 954-538- overhead activity is a symptom of little leaguer's 5500. U18 Sports Medicine is part of Memorial shoulder. Most players report a dull ache or pain with Healthcare System and affiliated with Joe DiMaggio throwing that can persist for weeks to months. The Children's Hospital. Age Recommended maximum Recommended rest pitches per outing days between outings 7 to 8 50 2 calendar days of rest 9 to 10 75 3 calendar days of rest 11 to 12 80 3 calendar days of rest 13 to 16 90 3 calendar days of rest 17 to 18 105 3 calendar days of rest 56
    • FAMILY HEALTH Dr. Freddy Vallejo YOUR ANSWER TO A HAPPY AND HEALTHY SMILE W hat do you get when you combine old world professionalism with the 21st century's best dental technology? The best of both worlds in one... Dr. Freddy Vallejo. He and his staff fulfill their mission statement's promise: "Our commitment is to deliver superior, innovative cosmetic and implant dentistry with honesty and friendliness. Our dedicated team will carefully identify our patients' needs and exceed their expectations. Our patients understand that exceptional quality, preventative and restorative, is the way to long term health and comfort. A healthy and very happy patient is our ultimate reward." Dr. Vallejo is a graduate of Miami's Barry University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Vallejo received his D.D.S. from Northwestern University with a doctoral degree in dental surgery. Furthering his training, he completed an externship at Boulder, Colorodo before attending UCLA's residency program. He finished his studies at Misch Implant Institute. Dr. April - June 2010 Vallejo's practice, which began in 1994, focuses on general and cosmetic dentistry and implant surgery. His patients are children, the elderly and everyone in between. Conscious sedation is used when patients are apprehensive about having dental work done or when they are going to undergo a long procedure. With this service, the patient typically does not remember dental work that was done and feels comfortable during subsequent visits. Whereas in the past, patients have required multiple visits, with conscious Issue 27 sedation they now have such a positive experience that much more can be accomplished in just one visit! On your first visit to Dr. Vallejo he will evaluate you to determine whether or not you are a candidate. In his brand-new suite of offices, Dr. Vallejo has literally converted Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y his practice from 1990's technology to that of the 21st century. Along with his excellent education and outstanding skills, the latest technology enhances his abilities to offer his patients the best dentistry available. That means taking digitized x-rays, for example. His patients are exposed to less radiation and digitization gives faster answers than traditional x-rays. Dr. Vallejo's approach to cosmetic dentistry lets his patients leave his office with an instant beautiful smile. Patients can comfortably wear them until the final restorations are in place. "I focus on giving my patients the best quality materials and labs," he says. Dr. Vallejo's practice is located at 101 N. Pine Island Road, Suite 101. Call him at 954-382-0110. Bring your dental health into the 21st century...and into Dr. Vallejo's caring hands. Dental care and a healthy mouth are just the beginning. Restoring your teeth to their youthful whiteness creates an appealing, younger smile. This article was written, all or in part, by Expressions Magazine and submitted to Sports & Activities Directory with permission to reprint by Dr. Freddy Vallejo. 58
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    • FAMILY HEALTH PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY • ORTHODONTICS STAY HYDRATED…..THE RIGHT WAY! AVOID SPORTS DRINKS AND SODAS By Jason Hirsch D.M.D.,M.P.H and Abby Wilentz D.M.D. In the past week, the First Lady of the United comprise a pound of body weight/fat. In one month, States declared childhood obesity a national a child can gain 2 pounds from that single bottle of epidemic. Health Care professionals have been sports-ade. After a year of this consumption, its watching this epidemic closely for the past 15 years. roughly 25 pounds of body fat. America needs to forget Something has changed in America regarding our about sports drinks and go back to drinking water. diets and it is silently putting our children at risk for The effects of sports drinks to the oral cavity can early morbidity. be so detrimental to the teeth due to the low ph and It's ironic that the First Lady is tackling this issue acid attack on the dental enamel. It is not so much since it's been the politics of Washington that have the sugar content of the drinks that causes the tooth allowed obesity to become so prevalent. The strong decay, but the acidity of the ingredients. People think sugar lobbyists have pushed for more government that drinking G2 and Propel instead of Gatorade is a subsidies thus increasing the amount of tax money much smarter alternative but actually they may be that is given to sugar cane farmers. When sugar cane surprised. Drinking citric flavored beverages, as well farmers produce more sugar, that sugar has to go as carbonated drinks and energy drinks, pose the same somewhere. Unfortunately, it is going into the bodies harmful effects on the dentition. Throughout the April - June 2010 of our children, and yes, even us adults, if we are not day when these drinks are consumed, the ph in the careful to inspect the nutrition labels on our foods. mouth changes from a neutral and/or basic One such area of sugar over consumption has been environment to one which is more acidic. This sports drinks. We all know the names by now of the situation strips the minerals from the teeth which can products to which I am referring. Yet more and more cause erosion, tooth decay and/or hypersensitivity to Americans are consuming these sports beverages in the teeth. This may lead to a dental challenge which place of water. A response I hear frequently from may require preventive/therapeutic intervention, Issue 27 parents in my Pediatric Dental practice is that they bondings and/or crowns. thought it was a healthy alternative to water. These If the child plays a lot of sports and feels that they drinks are nothing but a sugar water delivery system. need these sports drinks during physical activity and I believe that these drinks, plus the soda products to combat Florida's hot weather, the best way to Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y are the single biggest harm to our children. It is no coincidence that the last 15 years have seen an prevent these scenarios is to drink the beverage all at increase in these products and also an increase in once instead of short, frequents sips, using a straw to childhood obesity and diabetes. prevent the beverage from direct contact to the tooth My advice to all of my patients is to avoid soda, structures. Diluting the beverage with plain water sports drinks, and sugared tea at all costs. It's no will help, too. After drinking the sports beverage, do problem for the occasional treat, party, and/or dinner not brush the teeth immediately because the bristles out, but consumption on a more than once a week, of the toothbrush may damage the enamel that maybe twice a week, basis is going to eventually lead experienced the acid attack. If possible, just rinse to a sugar related health disorder. I have not seen the mouth with water. Of course, dentally speaking this term anywhere, but let's call these issues SRHD nothing beats a thirst attack like some good old H2O. - Sugar Related Health Disorders. A simple math If you crave the sport drinks don't forget these simple equation would tell us that if we consumed an extra rules, and as always visit your dentist on a regular basis. 200 calories a day, which is about the caloric value Dr. Jason Hirsch and Dr. Abby Wilentz can be reached of a convenient store sports drink every day for a at Pediatric Dentistry Orthodontics, located at 7400 NW month we would have consumed: 200 x 30 days = 5th St. in Plantation. Dentistry (954) 581-7883, 6000 calories. Roughly it is about 3000 calories, which Orthodontics (954) 797-4171. www.pdokids.com. 62
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    • SCHOOLS BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL CALENDAR 2009 - 2010 SCHOOL CALENDAR 2010 - 2011 SCHOOL CALENDAR Thursday, March 25 .......................... Early Release Day Monday, August 23 .......................... First day of school Friday, March 26 .............................. No School - Employee Planning Monday, September 6 ...................... No School - Holiday Monday, March 29 - Monday, April 5 .... No School - Spring Break Thursday, September 9 ..................... No School Thursday, September 23 ................... Early Release Tuesday, April 13 ............................. Report Cards Issued Friday, September 24 ....................... Interim Reports Issued Thursday, April 22 ............................ Early Release Day - Take Our Children Thursday, October 28 ....................... Early Release to Work Day Friday, October 29 ........................... No School - Employee Planning Tuesday, November 2 ....................... No School - Employee Planning Wednesday, May 5 ........................... Interim Reports Issued Thursday, November 11 ................... No School - Holiday Friday, May 28 ................................. No School - Employee Planning Thursday, November 18 ................... Report Cards Issued for First Quarter Wednesday, November 24 ................ No School Monday, May 31 .............................. No School - Holiday Thursday, November 25 ................... No School - Holiday Friday, November 26 ....................... No School Wednesday, June 9 .......................... Early Release & Last Day of School Tuesday, December 07 ..................... Interim Reports Issued Friday, June 25 ................................ Report Cards Issued Monday, December 20 - January 2 .... No School - Winter Break Monday, January 3 .......................... Students Resume School April - June 2010 Sagemont Students go the Extra Mile Issue 27 for their Future T he Sagemont School is will have a higher chance of being selected for the summer program. Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y giving students an opportunity to In addition, during the summer, many Sagemont students take advantage experience life in the real world before they even of various programs that will give them a competitive edge after graduation. graduate high school. The Academic Internship Wilson Mourad, a Sagemont Senior interested in studying medicine, took part Program pairs students with businesses in the in the Chemistry and Biology Program at Cornell University last summer. community where they work 5 hours per week. “Studying at Cornell was one of the most worthy and enriching experiences in For the first two weeks of the school year, high my life. I gained experience in time management, made choices with regard school students meet with college counselor Mellesia to my responsibilities, independently solved my problems and made new Nelson to complete their resume and go over friends.” Mourad, who was at Cornell for 7 weeks, took a chemistry and English interviewing skills and professional behavior. Nelson class and enjoyed participating in club sports. says, “The Sagemont School's Internship Program Last summer, Melissa Hewitt (10th grade) traveled to a small town just Sagemont offers a college provides the students with hands on learning and skill building in the real outside of Nice, France to participate in a French Language Immersion Program. prep curriculum and operates two campuses in world. Our students are able to explore a potential career choice before With the help of her home stay family which included two teenage brothers, Weston: The Lower School heading to college. Not only does this give them an edge but it also helps Melissa was able to grasp French much quicker than in her traditional classroom - Pre-K through Grade 5 them define their future goals.” studies. Hewitt felt the program was a double win for her, “I not only learned and The Upper School - Grade 6 - Grade 12. Visit Scott Payne, a Sagemont senior is currently interning at Windmill Chiropractic. a lot about the French culture, life and language; I also gained more self- the Sagemont School web Scott says, “The internship has been very helpful in understanding my career confidence which will definitely benefit me in the future.” site at www.sagemont.com choice and has given me firsthand experience in my field of interest. It has Dr. Brent Goldman, President of The Sagemont School commented, “I am For more information on The Sagemont School taught me about the business side of chiropractic medicine.” very impressed by our student's motivation to go beyond their prescribed contact Dr. Brent Goldman, Junior, Samuel Vivas, is currently doing an internship at Cleveland Clinic. Because academics and participate in a variety of very exciting internship and travel President at (954) 389- 2454 ext, 305, or email to of his involvement during the school year, he is aware of a summer program at programs. These students come back with many success stories that help them bgoldman@sagemont.com. the hospital. And because he is already a standout in the internship program, he as they are applying to the colleges and universities of their choice.” 66
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    • SCHOOLS Robin Bartleman Countywide School Board Member At Large Seat 9 600 SE Third Avenue 14th Floor • Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 T he heartfelt sympathies of everyone coordinating with the Children Services Council in order to assist families associated with Broward County Public Schools go out and children displaced by the earthquake. to those affected by the recent disastrous earthquake in Haiti. Our District As of Feb. 25, 2010, the District has enrolled 893 Haitian Students. Our school recognized the need to assist our neighbors during this devastating time. social workers have taken a very active role in organizing and placing these students. Team Broward led by students, parents, teachers, administrators and school Assessments are performed by the social workers and specific needs such as food, board members, generously donated goods, money, and their time to help clothing, shelter, physical and mental health, are identified. Referrals are then send over 400 tons of relief items to Haiti. made to community partners for assistance in these areas if indicated. All schools and area offices in the District and KCW organized Another area being worked on is providing sensitivity training to help with collections to assist in the relief effort. The elementary and middle diversity and multicultural issues, as well as translation services. United Way schools collected items and transported them to the high school in their is the fiscal agency for the Broward County Haiti Relief Task Force and funding zones. Students at the high schools sorted, packed and loaded trucks for services is channeled through United Way. to deliver the goods to Food for the Poor and Hope for Haiti. The district This was also a wonderful opportunity for our students to exhibit facilities staff, led by Brian Little and Israel Canales, went to all of the citizenship and good will toward these new students and their families by high schools on two different days to pick up diapers, water, canned opening their hearts in such a generous and welcoming manner. I am truly meat, non-perishable milk, food, clothing, and first aid kits. I was proud of how our entire community has pulled together to help others April - June 2010 greatly impressed by the leadership and compassion demonstrated by during this catastrophic event, and I would like to express my sincere our students, staff, and school community. District Staff is also appreciation to each and every one of them. Issue 27 Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y 68
    • SCHOOLS F rom the first day of Kindergarten and each year after, children are on a journey toward high school graduation. Along the way, damaged, and a protection program if the ring is stolen or lost during the period of 6 years after purchase. Representatives will be happy they reach milestones such as finishing elementary school and then to explain the program in further detail. middle school. When they finally get to high school, each year Parents often want to be a part of the ring selection and choose becomes a significant milestone in preparation for graduation and to order online or visit the Chuck Puleri & Associates showroom there are traditions and celebrations marking these years as well. instead of ordering at school. They are conveniently located at One of these traditions has evolved and grown over the last 95 8230 West State Road 84 in Davie (From I595, exit at Pine Island years - the high school class ring. Right now, in the spring, Road and go east on State Road 84). Their website is representatives from your ring company are on campus during select www.hjbroward.com and phone number is 954-693-0006. days to facilitate class ring orders by the SOPHOMORE class. Many High School class rings may be ordered all the way through their parents are surprised by this because in the “old days,” class rings senior year, however, the advantages of ordering the ring in their were traditionally ordered and received in the senior year. Now the sophomore year are significant and enveloped in high school class ring is ordered at the end of the sophomore year and received tradition. In the first half of their junior year, class officers and April - June 2010 in the junior year at a special ring ceremony. student leaders along with Chuck Puleri & Associates conduct a Chuck Puleri & Associates is the company that supplies the ring ceremony. The ceremony is held at their high school and all graduation caps, gowns, announcements and class rings to high students along with their parents and guests are invited to attend schools in Broward County. They are the Broward County this significant celebration. Students are called individually to stage representative for Herff Jones - one of the largest class ring to receive their rings and be congratulated by school leaders and manufacturers and graduation services companies in the world, faculty. During the ceremony, the history and tradition of the ring established in 1920. “The high school class ring is rich in tradition are explained and as a symbol of class unity, all students place the and symbolizes the students' accomplishments, as well as school rings on their fingers at the same time. “The ring is put on facing the pride,” said Mr. Puleri. “We take orders at the end of the sophomore student and remains in that position until graduation. At graduation, year so that students will be able to receive their rings and wear the ring is then turned outward symbolizing their success and pride Issue 27 them for two years before they graduate, as well as afterward.” in their school and high school degree,” explained Mr. Puleri. Many When ordering class rings, you will find that there are hundreds of schools also incorporate entertainment and put on slide shows to ways to have it personalized so that it is representative of the things music during the ceremony. Afterward, Chuck Puleri & Associates that are significant and important to the student. Although all rings hosts a reception for the students and families with cake, refreshments come with the school name and graduation year on them, students and plenty of time for photographs. Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y have a choice of ring style, stone color and the symbols and emblems The class ring ceremony is one of the very many special moments that will adorn the sides. For example, sports, jersey numbers, clubs, the high school student will take part in during their four years. organizations, hobbies and their name or initials can be chosen for They will remember each and every one of them. As Mr. Puleri the sides. Although gold rings are still the most popular, Herff Jones says at the ring ceremony, “Most likely the next time a parent rings also come in non-precious metals with the appearance of gold. hears their child's name called to walk across a stage and be The rings hold a lifetime warrantee which covers free resizing, handed something, it will be the last time, and it will be at their replacement if the student changes high schools or if the ring is child's graduation.” Enjoy the journey. 69
    • SCHOOLS By Debby Teich A group of students at Somerset Academy are completed within the next two years. The gym will have a learning more than just academics. They are studying dojo, or place for the judo students to practice. Judo, a modern Japanese martial art which emphasizes the All of the instructors are black belts who are well use of quick movement and leverage to throw or credentialed and have years of experience. The two immobilize an opponent. It has been four years since the instructors for the novice group are Montero, national school started offering the Panthers Judo Club and it has champion who has been involved with Judo for 35 years, already produced a long list of champions. and Jeanette Rodriguez, future Olympian that is currently “Judo is a very physical sport which requires on the USA Judo National team. The advanced team April - June 2010 tremendous concentration, discipline, motivation and instructors include Pam McDonald, Chris McDonald and respect,” said Bernardo Montero, Judo Instructor and Gerry Navarro. Pam brings 30 years of judo experience, Principal of Somerset Academy. “It requires athletes to Chris is a national and international champion with more than 35 years of experience, and Gerry Navarro is also a be in tune with their minds, bodies and souls. These are national and international champion with more 40 years all qualities that give the students an edge in life and help experience in Judo. them become successful human beings.” The novice team is for students with white or yellow Panthers Judo recently hosted the Florida Open Judo belts. They practice for two hours in the afternoon after Championships at the Coral Springs Gymnasium for the school. The advanced team is for students with orange to fourth consecutive year. More than 300 competitors, from black belts. They practice a minimum of four hours a week Issue 27 novice to advanced, participated in the international at night, as well as on weekends when there are invitational. They traveled from Puerto Rico, Chile, Peru tournaments. The advanced students travel throughout the and the Bahamas, as well as from cities throughout the country to compete in an average of eight tournaments per United States. The Panthers Judo team won first place in year. During the summer, they enter two major competitions both the advanced and novice competitions. - the Nationals in Atlanta, and the Jr. US Open in Ft. Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Somerset Academy offers teams for both novice and Lauderdale. The Panther Judo advanced team also traveled advanced students. Each team has 20 students who range to the Jr. Pan American Games in Uruguay and Brazil where in age from 5 to 19. They attend Somerset Academy, as they earned top placements. Ashlyn White, age 12, won well as other schools in Pembroke Pines. Currently, classes 2nd place and Kathy Livy, age 13, won 4th place. meet at Somerset Academy. The school is in the planning For more information or to join the team, call 954-442-0233, ext. 138; stages of building a new gymnasium which should be send an email to bmontero@somersetacademy.com or gerrynavarro@aol.com; or visit www.somersetacademy.com. 70
    • SCHOOLS Why Recess? The Importance of Physical Activity for Elementary School Students By Dr. Raymond J. Huntington Most parents probably know that regular and foster teamwork. physical activity is good for children, that it helps • Sports-whether team or individual-teach children that setting goals and prevent obesity and reduces the risk of working hard toward those goals yields positive results. cardiovascular disease, but did you know that it • Structured play and organized sports give children a sense of pride when can also increase test scores and build self-esteem? they experience success. According to the 2009 report “F as in Fat: How • Learning a sport or activity requires children to practice new skills and persevere. Obesity Policies are Failing in America,” issued by Trust for • According to a 2009 study at the Neurocognitive Kinesiology Laboratory at America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the the University of Illinois, physical activity increases children's ability to pay percentage of obese and overweight children is at or above 30 percent in attention and results in better performance on academic achievement exams. 30 states. Also, less than one-third of all children ages 6 to 17 engage in 20 Recess, too, has many benefits, including the following: minutes of vigorous physical activity every day. Yet, with the increased focus in • Unstructured play helps children manage stress and reduce anxiety. recent years on improving standardized test scores (and what many consider • Recess creates a setting in which children learn and practice social skills and insufficient instructional time for young students), many elementary schools in must be creative with how they choose to spend their free time. the United States are cutting recess and reducing physical education programs to • Children who take breaks between performing school tasks are more attentive fit as much learning into the school day as possible. and alert afterward. Certainly, physical activity has many health benefits for children, but it • Recess allows children to explore, which stimulates their imaginations and has a number of important cognitive and other types of benefits as well. fosters critical thinking skills. Here are just a few: • Breaks between rigorous studying or work improve brain function and memory. • Structured play opportunities-such as games and sports played in physical • According to a 2009 study at Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine, education classes-help children gain confidence, take on leadership roles children who receive more recess behave better and are likely to learn more. and learn self-discipline and problem-solving skills. Outside school, parents, too, should teach children about the importance of • Regular physical activity helps many children improve their mental health staying active. Encourage your child to play outside on nice days and get involved April - June 2010 and maintain positive overall attitudes. in after-school activities that incorporate plenty of physical activity. Remember • Structured play and organized sports teach children valuable social skills that being active helps your child's body and mind stay fit and healthy. PINES LAKES ELEMENTARY Planting an Education Issue 27 F inding new and interesting ways to involve, educate and inspire young students happy to help out. He came to Pines Lakes Elementary with a Queen's Crape can be a challenge, particularly for teachers of gifted/high achieving students. Myrtle tree, shovels, and gave an informative lesson on proper tree planting. The Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y Ms. Irene Myers has been teaching at Pines Lakes Elementary for 13 years and entire class and Ms. Myers picked up shovels to help dig the hole, place the tree in has been teaching the gifted/ high achieving class for the past year. She is constantly the ground, and fill in dirt around the tree. One of the student's parents even in search of projects and activities in which the entire class will want to “dig in”. donated a dedication plaque from Trophy World to honor the day. Since Arbor Day, She found a great one for Florida's Arbor Day. the class continually makes sure their tree is watered and fertilized as needed. Ms. Myers came across a national, non-profit organization called Kids for Saving Earth. Ms. Myers' class is not resting on their laurels since the tree planting. They have dug The organization has a resourceful website that provides an environmental educational into a new project to save the Earth - recycling. The students are collecting used ink curriculum including activities that individuals and groups can conduct themselves. The cartridges and old cell phones in efforts to prevent them from ending up in landfills, and students became members of the organization and chose to plant a tree on Arbor Day. they are donating all money generated from the recycling to the Haitian Relief efforts. Along with this activity came research and a curriculum which the entire class followed. In Pines Lakes Elementary is located at 10300 Johnson Street in Pembroke Pines. addition, they called upon the City of Pembroke Pines for assistance. To find out more about Kids for Saving Earth, visit their website at Anthony Burzo, a Landscape Technician for Pembroke Pines, was more than www.kidsforsavingearth.org. 71
    • DIRECTORY ACADEMIC DIRECTORY ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER Grades K-12. Huntington will pinpoint your child's academic strengths and BRIGHT & SMART ROBOTICS weaknesses and tailor a program just for your child. Reading, Math, Afterschool enrichment program that introduces kids to engineering skills through a robotics program; a complete engineering experience combining Writing, Phonics, Study Skills, FCAT Prep, HS Entrance Exam Prep, College Computer Programming, Robot Assembly and Teamwork. Give your child SAT/ACT Prep. Locations: Pembroke Pines East 954-436-3330; Pembroke the chance to explore, discover, and be amazed while developing critical Pines West 954-431-4443; Plantation 954-474-4144. thinking and problem solving skills. Ages 7 - 12. Classes are held after school in 6-week sessions. Tuition includes 90 min/wk. of instruction, materials, & lab fees. 954-816-3346 or Info@BrightAndSmart.com PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND XTREME INDOOR KARTING 5300 N. Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 491-6265. Xtreme PRESCHOOLS Indoor Karting, Inc. is currently working with SBBC instructional staff to prepare a physics-based curriculum that focuses on the physics of driving THE SAGEMONT SCHOOL and racing, in which schools may take advantage of this new fieldtrip The Sagemont School promotes academic excellence from preschool location for curricular enhancement. In an effort to establish our through 12th Grade. Our college prep curriculum includes quality partnership with the school, XIK is providing incentives for scholastic opportunities in athletics, the arts, extra-curricular activities and achievement success. Please contact Melissa Stauter at 954.491-6265 Ext. community service. Middle and High School students receive valuable 210 for additional information on how to become a Partner in Education. individualized college entrance guidance. Accredited by SACS, AISF & NCPSA. (954) 389-2454 Ext. 266. Lower School Campus: 1570 LANGUAGE SCHOOLS Sagemont Way, Weston, FL 33326. Upper School Campus: 2585 Glades Circle, Weston, FL 33327. www.sagemont.com. LINGUASM Features after school Language Enrichment Programs; Private Tutoring in TEMPLE DOR DORIM Spanish, French, Chinese, English and other languages and school multiple Beginning Your Child's Journey Through Excellence in Education. A subjects; Test preparation: TOEFL, SAT, FCAT; Corporate/ Executive NATIONAL AWARD WINNING EARLY CHILDHOOD Center and VPK April - June 2010 Language Training; Language Proficiency Testing; Translations; and program provider with scores among the highest in the state. NOW Hispanic Marketing Consulting available for adults. Our proven ENROLLING FOR 2010-2011. Ages 16 months - 5 years. Mommy & LINGUASM Multi-Sensory Methodology (combined visual, auditory and physical activities in language of study) made us win “Best Language Me and Transition Classes Available. Before & Aftercare and Enrichment School of Weston” award. Group Discounts. 1792 Bell Tower Lane. classes. Summer Camp Program. Complimentary Temple Membership for Weston, FL 33326. 954-577-9955 or www.LinguaSchool.com First Year ECC Families. 2360 Glades Circle, Weston, FL 33327. 954.389.1232, www.dordorim.org. EDUCANDO A AMERICA - SPANISH SCHOOL 2500 Glades Circle, Weston, FL 33327. Located within the facilities of the A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE PRESCHOOL & LEARNING CENTER Imagine Charter School of Weston. 954-261-2432. Tuesdays and Offering Grades Pre-K - First Grade. RATED "A+ school" for 4 years in a Issue 27 Thursdays from 4 to 7pm. Our school offers a total immersion program on row for Academic Excellence in early learning by the State of Florida. the Spanish language for kids 3-16 ages. Our focus is the acquisition of a true bilingualism. Students will be able to speak, write and read in correct Certified and Degreed Teachers, Low Ratios, Accelerated learning Spanish, while they learn the traditions and customs of Latin America. curriculum, Hot Lunch provided. Now accepting VPK Vouchers. 750 NW Monthly tuition $140. School year round. Offering also Spanish Summer 180 Terrace, Bldg. G, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029. 954-430-7707. Camp. www.educandoamerica.com or ea@educandoamerica.com. Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y THE GODDARD SCHOOL 12172 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33025. Our year round program TUTORING SERVICES runs from 7am-6pm, M-F. We offer Flexible Schedules including 2, 3, 4, or 5 day a week programs for either a half or full day. In addition to our HOMEWORK HELPER Free Homework help for students in K-12. Mon. & Tues. 3pm-6pm. Drop standard curriculum, we incorporate many exciting programs into each in program - No registration. Davie/Cooper City Branch Library, 4600 day's activities at no additional cost. We also provide an educational and SW 82nd Ave., Davie, FL 33328. 954-680-0050. fun summer program. 954-443-2480. 72 YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441
    • DIRECTORY CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES NATIVITY SCHOOL 5200 Johnson Street, Hollywood, Florida, 33021, 954.987.3300 ext. 221, LICENSED EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS www.nativityknights.com. First in the nation in math; first in science and all West Pines Preschool, 18490 NW 8th Street. 954- 437-1134. sports! Nativity received a special proclamation from the City of Hollywood in West Pines Preschool offers Non-VPK and VPK classes for children ages 3- recognition of its students' outstanding accomplishments in the classroom and 5. Full Time and Part Time available. Certified, experienced teachers, two on the field. Bilingual Pre-K and advanced middle school programs available. shaded playgrounds and small class sizes. Hot Lunch Program is available. EVERGLADES ACADEMY Free VPK(with voucher.) 954- 437-1134. 6941 SW 196th Ave. #21, Pembroke Pines. 954-434-8884. M-F 7am- 6:30pm. Start your child off right! Our year round preschool offers a SUMMIT-QUESTA MONTESSORI SCHOOL learning rich environment with a developed curriculum and hands-on 5451 SW 64 Avenue, Davie, FL 33314. 954-584-3466, experience. Full and part-time available. Our VPK program has the top rated scores in Broward County. We provide After School Care for K- 5th www.summitquesta.com, info@summitquesta.com. Judy Dempsey - grade. $45 weekly includes; transportation, snacks, homework help, and Head of School. Nationally Certified Montessori Teachers, Preschool - early release. Karate, dance and tutoring available. Educational and fun Grade 8, American Montessori Society Full Member, Accredited Montessori Summer & Spring Camp for ages 5-12 years. Teacher Training Center, Beautiful 10 Acre Campus, Butterfly and Organic Gardens, New Gymnasium, Pools, Strong Leadership Program. Accredited PINES WEST ACADEMY An Edu1st Preschool for children 1-5. Leading Early Childhood Education by AISF, SACS, CITA, NCPSA. We think OUTSIDE of the classroom! Our for the 21st Century. Implementation of The Visible Thinking Methodology students enjoy learning, are confident, and our graduates consistently gain from Harvard University in Early Childhood Education. Our revolutionary entrance into the finest high schools as Honor Students. bilingual program promotes creative thinkers and builds a culture of learning in a happy and safe environment. Summer VPK from June 8th - July 31 (8:30am - 4pm). Lunch and field trips included. Fall VPK will start CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES August 23, 2009 from 1-4pm. Call: 954- 450-0900. Pembroke Pines - EARLY DEVELOPMENT CENTER - EAST CAMPUS 17191 Pines Blvd - www.pineswestacademy.com 6700 SW 13th Street, Pembroke Pines 33023. 954.986.5041, ppines.com/east campus. Jennifer Shapiro, Site Supervisor, ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL jshapiro@ppines.com. NOW ENROLLING FOR 2010 - 2011. Ages 18 months - 5 years. After School Care and Summer Camp available. Small class size and flexible scheduling is • Preschool programs - Ages 2-5 Including FREE VPK. Open M-F offered. St. Max Catholic Preschool provides a nurturing and child-centered 6:45am-6pm. Mini-camp for children K-5 (Spring break, and Teacher environment that encourages exploration and knowledge of God, self and work days). We offer large classrooms, experienced certified staff, 2 community. Our curriculum encompasses a “hands-on” approach to learning. At nutritious snacks daily, optional hot lunch program, shaded St. Max we are “serving God, by serving our children”. Address: 601 N Hiatus playground, field trips and much more. Road. Pembroke Pines, FL 33026. Phone (954) 885-7250, Fax (954) 885- April - June 2010 7252. Director: Bernadette Viscomi. Info. preschool@stmax.cc Issue 27 Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441 73
    • SCHOOLS West Broward High School Vet Program Takes Learning to the Next Level By Debby Teich W hile most students are sitting quietly in a classroom listening to their teacher, students at West Broward High School are learning how to train dogs pharmacology. Students learn common lab procedures that are carried out routinely in small animal vet hospitals, as well as surgical set up and monitoring and handle horses. They are enrolled in the school's vet assisting program, a using actual clinic equipment. 3-year program that incorporates hands on learning and prepares students They get daily hand-on experience through their access to the school's on-campus for a career in the veterinary industry. West Broward is the only school in the doggy daycare. Most days it houses 10 dogs, but the facility has the capacity to county that offers this program. handle 19. For a small fee, teachers and staff bring their dogs to school instead of April - June 2010 Some of the students in the class plan to go to vocational school to become a leaving them alone at home. The students walk the dogs and teach them basic certified vet technician or a vet assistant. Others plan to attend college and go on commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “lay down.” They use the dogs to learn non- to veterinarian school. All of the students share a love of animals. “The students invasive procedures like performing fecal analysis; finding heart rates and taking will have a real edge against other candidates, no matter which path they choose,” temperatures. They also learn how to restrain the dogs during a general exam. said Tara Terribile, who teaches some of the vet classes. Vet IV & V are taken in the 3rd year and focus on the large animal and equine The program is divided into five sections. It focuses on animals that are fun to side of the vet industry. Students will have an opportunity to go off campus to work work with and offer the students the most job opportunities. In Vet I, students with horses at local farms one or two days per week. Since this is only the second Issue 27 learn the basic care, anatomy, and common ailments of companion animals. They year that the school is open, none of the students have taken these advanced also have an opportunity to explore different careers in the animal industry and classes yet. The teachers are still in the process of developing the curriculum, take a field trip to the Humane Society to watch spay and neuter surgeries. according to state guidelines. Although Vet I students do not handle the animals, they have a chance to play This year, the school had a Farm Day to help the students prepare for the third Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y with several dogs which rotate among the classes and serve as unofficial mascots of year of the program. The school brought four horses on campus. The students had the vet program. Some of the regulars include, Lilly, a Chihuahua; Cody, a Jack an opportunity to handle the horses and learn basic external anatomy. Many of Russell; Chewy, a Great Dane Labrador mix and one of the most well known, Bently, them had never been around horses. a Tricolor Terrier mix, that caused a stir when he disappeared from his owner's The students formed a booster club so they could continue to take the program yard on New Year's Eve. Bently had been missing for almost a week when a to the next level, despite school budget cuts. Club members have a dog wash once neighbor saw his story on the news and returned him safely to the school. every quarter. For only $5 for each service, owners can bring their dogs for a Vet II & III, taken in the second year, focus on small animals. During these bath, nail trim, blow dry, and more. They have already raised more than $2,000. courses, students learn clinic software, handling and restraint, basic grooming, For more information on West Broward High School's Vet Assisting program, medical history reporting, more advanced anatomy, disease pathology and basic call 754-323-2 or visit www.broward.k12.fl.us/westbrowardhigh. 74
    • SUMMER CAMP April - June 2010 Catch the Action at IGFA Fishing Summer Camp! Issue 27 Summer camp dates are June 14, 2010 - August 20, 2010 IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum offers spring and summer week-long camp Marine week field trips will have marine biologists exploring the ocean, swimming Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y adventures for boys and girls ages 8 - 13. These camps are remarkably hands-on and and snorkeling with reef fish, visiting coastal hammocks and identifying and observing teach young anglers and aspiring marine biologists to be stewards of the environment. the marine life while fishing aboard a drift boat. This gives the kids an on-the-water Campers will participate in daily fishing tournaments as well as wetlands experience where they learn basic boat navigation, fishing rigs, and fish biology explorations, boat rides, dissections, and many other activities. Our Angling weeks through hands-on interaction. are filled with many cool fishing adventures. Campers will learn about different After the campers return to the museum on Fridays, there is a graduation ceremony which fishing techniques; how to tie knots, jigs, and flies; fish identification and biology; includes a photo slide show of the week's adventures as well as the presentation of awards, marine and aquatic habitats; and ethical angling and environmental conservation. certificates, and goody bags. Every camper receives a camp T-shirt, rod & reel and angler bag. Fishing camp field trips will take anglers freshwater and saltwater fishing, swimming, Ask about our multiple week and multiple child discounts! Register by May 22 and on a drift boat fishing trip. Our Marine weeks offer campers the unique to receive the early bird discount! For more information, please visit our website opportunity to discover the ocean environment. They will learn about marine animals, at http://www.igfa.org/Education/Youth-Camps.aspx call (954) 924-4309 or sharks, creatures of the deep and their habitats. They will also explore the wetlands. email reservations@igfa.org. 76
    • SUMMER CAMP April - June 2010 BOBCAT VOLLEYBALL CAMP - RECIPE FOR SUCCESS HOW TO DEVELOP VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS: Start with one healthy child, • Overhand - jump, float, top-spin and jump-float for accuracy add a 1/4 cup of interest in volleyball, and a pinch of athleticism. Mix in instruction • Underhand - technique and consistency and coaching; then let settle over the course of 4 days. This is the recipe that Coach Blocking: body and hand positioning combined with proper footwork for effective Issue 27 Jill Smitherman has cooked-up for Bobcat Volleyball Camp. defensive play. Camp statement: the Bobcat Volleyball Camp's desire is to develop and improve • Hard-block - above the net generating block points the fundamental skills needed to succeed at the Junior High and High School levels • Soft-block - below the net for opponent scoring prevention of competitive volleyball. The camp will provide individual and team skill Defensive Digging: the technique in receiving a hard hit ball development and basic tactics in a fun, positive learning environment. Coach Volleyball concepts instructed: Volleyball is a positional game where the players Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y must act and react constantly. The more you understand this dynamic, the greater Smitherman is committed to developing the skills needed to succeed at the high success you can achieve. school level and beyond. She founded the Bobcat Volleyball camp for young players Court Vision and Awareness: campers will be introduced to some advanced skills for to come and learn the skills in a positive, fun environment. anticipating and reading the plays on the court. VOLLEYBALL SKILLS TO BE TAUGHT ARE: Advanced campers will be exposed to sophisticated offensive strategies used in Passing: accuracy and consistently through proper sound mechanics. high school and club play. • Bump - under hand passing, more often used for receiving control Developmental campers will be introduced to the game concept and basic team • Set - over hand passing, for positioning of an offensive attack play. Last year's inaugural camp season was a great success. “Attending Coach Attacking: court positioning, approach and proper footwork in mounting an offensive Smitherman's volleyball camp was very exciting. We learned many techniques attack. and skills. The instructors were openhearted. I had a blast,” said Marissa Peters. Many • Hitting/Spiking - placement, approach, technique, power and footwork for first session campers signed up right away for the next session. “I told my staff that effective results fun is paramount. Having kids sign up for the following session was proof positive that • Off-speed shots - roll-shots, topspin and tipping to confuse defenses they enjoyed the camp and wanted to learn more,” said Coach Jill. Serving: essential body mechanics for effective serving. For more information please visit our website www.bobcatvbcamp.com. 78
    • SUMMER CAMP April - June 2010 SUMMER JUST GOT MORE ADVENTUROUS AT Issue 27 CAMP SAGEMONT C amp Sagemont, says, “Our goal at Camp Sagemont is to provide our campers with a safe, fun Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y located at The environment where they have the opportunity to express themselves and experience Sagemont School in a variety of activities for a summer full of great memories.” Weston, is now entering One of the most popular camps at Sagemont is Sports Camp, which is offered to its 14th fun-filled 2nd-8th graders. Campers play a variety of different sports and enjoy various field season with the honor of being voted Best Summer Camp in Weston by the trips throughout the summer such as Marlins games, bowling and water parks. Weston Gazette Reader's Choice Awards. This year, Camp Sagemont is introducing Travel Camp is also available for 4th-8th graders its new Adventure Camp, which will be offered to 5th-8th graders. Campers will The All American Basketball School will be offering its camp for the second partake in adventurous field trips such as canoeing, snorkeling, fishing, skate park, year at The Sagemont Upper School Campus. Kids ages 5-14 can learn from ropes courses, team building activities and other fun experiences. accomplished players and coaches throughout the area. The camp meets in Mike Crisona, leader of the adventure camp, explains, “My goal is for the campers Sagemont's state-of-the-art NBA quality gymnasium. to experience fun and stimulating outdoor activities that will instill in them a sense To provide a taste of what Camp Sagemont is like, the camp will host a Camp of self-confidence and leadership.” Crisona has been leading camp programs for Reunion/Open House on Sunday February 28th from 1pm-4pm. There will be the past eleven years. His experience ranges from supervising at sleep away camps and sports camps to leading teen travel programs exploring Europe and Israel. games, a bounce house, popcorn, sno-cones, campus tours and on-site registration. Besides the traditional camp for PK3-3rd grade, Camp Sagemont is proud to The early bird special is available until March 1st which offers a $100 discount bring back art camp and science camp. These camps, available for 3rd-8th graders, on Camp if registered and paid in full by the deadline. were introduced last year and were highly successful. Basic camp activities include Camp Sagemont is a division of The Sagemont School. Sagemont offers a college arts and crafts, cheerleading, computers, cooking, dance, drama, karate, music, prep curriculum and operates two campuses in Weston: The Lower School - Pre-K sports, swimming, video arcade, and science. Special events and field trips will coincide through Grade 5 and The Upper School - Grade 6 - Grade 12. Visit the Sagemont with different theme weeks such as Life's a Luau Week, Paparazzi Week and Lost in School web site at http://www.sagemont.com/. Space Week. The most anticipated event is Color War, which splits the camp into two For more information on The Sagemont School contact Dr. Brent Goldman, 80 teams where they participate in a fun day of competition. Edwin Cruz, Camp Director, President at (954) 389-2454 ext, 305, or email to bgoldman@sagemont.com.
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    • SUMMER CAMP April - June 2010 Welcome to Music's Cool Day Camp! N ot only will students learn to play musical instruments, but they will learn to love and appreciate music at Music's Cool Day Camp! Many children dream of to students. Music's Cool Day Camp is just that, a professional and fun camp Issue 27 where students learn to play the music they love individually and in a band. playing in a band and at this camp, that dream becomes a reality for everyone. Here are some things Music's Cool Day Camp students have to say about the Performing in a band is one of the most popular aspects of the Music's Cool Day music camp and Zohar Shahar: Camp experience. “I loved the opportunity to learn a new instrument and the drums are On the first day of camp the students are grouped into bands according to awesome. The idea of working with a band never came into my head. But once Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y their age, playing ability, and the style of music they prefer to perform. Every I got the chance, I really loved it. It was amazing to be able to play with other day the students rehearse with their band under the guidance of our professional people at all levels.” - DANA S. staff. As the students rehearse, they learn performance techniques such as: “You taught me more in 4 weeks than I ever could have learned in 3 dynamics; understanding song form; how to work together in a group; years.” - LAUREN F. communication skills; and how to deliver the song in a performance. The camp "Zohar, this is my 2nd year in band... and it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!... you are the ends with a final concert for family and friends held with fully professional sound. best band teacher anyone can have.” - MELISSA B. Every student will perform in the concert! “Zohar, you've taught me so much about life and music. Being able to learn Zohar Shahar is the Music Director and head of Music's Cool Day Camp. He from you many things, helping me day after day with my shyness and lack of has been playing and studying music since the age of 5 and is accomplished in confidence. I can't even imagine being where I am today without you." - SEAN M. Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard, and Vocals. Currently, Zohar works as the Performing For more information and details about Music's Cool Day Camp please see Arts and Music Director at DPHDS. It is from his involvement as Music Director our ad on this page, or call 954-232-3174 or visit our website at that he became very aware of the need for a professional music school catering www.musicscooldaycamp.com. 90
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    • SUMMER CAMP April - June 2010 Choosing the Right Summer Experience Issue 27 By Jodi Kurry Cohen, MS.ED - Early Childhood Director - Temple Dor Dorim M elting ice pops dripping down arms, children. Whether the experience was good or not for mom or dad doesn't the stickiness rinsed with a run through necessarily mean it will be the right fit for their child. Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y the sprinklers. Color War, Capture the Flag, The first thing a parent needs to ask themselves is what type of camp meets potato sack races…shaving cream, cheers their individual child's needs. Sit down and list their interests. Does your child and chants, watermelon poolside…crafts, love art? Love to play sports? Do they thrive on constant action from one activity flashlights, card games and gooey S'mores. As to the next or are they more comfortable moving at a more leisurely pace? Are parents reminisce, these are the memories they they outdoors often and enjoy it or are they continually asking to go back inside? share… these are the memories of summer. This should help narrow down the big list of choices. With summer almost here, it's time to sort through choices and make After deciding what type of camp, the next criteria for choosing a camp should plans for the family. First and foremost on parent's minds is what will their be what you want your child to get out of their camp experience. Aside from child do for the summer? Travel camp, Day camp, Sleep away or Sports enjoying it, are their specific skills you hope they'll develop over the summer? camp? Maybe the choice is between a specialty camp like Drama or Baseball Whether it's improving at a sport, making friends or becoming more independent, or maybe it's a trip up North to stay with the grandparents. With so many is the camp you're choosing conducive to this being accomplished? choices…how does a parent decide? Last but not least, the camp has to meet your needs as a parent in regard to So many times we base our decisions on what our own memories are and comfort level when it comes to safety, supervision, location and, of course, financial this is how we decide for our children. If you loved camp, you might decide commitment. Once you have narrowed down the list to camps you are comfortable that your child will also and so you choose a camp based on that experience. with, you can then allow your child to choose from those options. If you have memories though of not liking a particular camp experience We all want our children to walk away with those cherished summer memories you might assume the same for your child and avoid those types of camps of our pasts. While it's important to pick experiences for our children that will last all together. Although it's understandable that our own experiences from them a lifetime, ones we know they'll remember forever, we need to keep in mind childhood influence our bias, it's not necessarily in the best interest of our that those memories may be a little different than our own… and that's ok. 92
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    • SUMMER CAMP PEMBROKE PINES KARATE AMERICA Summer Camps and Monthly Parents’ Night Out available! Come for some SUMMER CAMPS Martial Arts fun! Games, food and lots of Action! The parents’ nights out are selected Saturday nights from 6-11pm. www.karateamerica.info. ACADEMY OF ARTS COME IN FOR OUR FREE TRIAL! 20841 Johnson Street, #113, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029, 954-704- PEMBROKE PINES: 17933 NW 7th Street, 954-447-5044. 0068, www.academyofartsinc.com. Ages 3 to professional. Ballet, MIRAMAR WEST: 17149 Miramar Parkway, 954-437-5077 Pointe, PasDeDeux, Combo, Acrocise, Tap, Jazz, Belly Dancing, MIRAMAR EAST: 12721 SW 33rd Street, 954-436-5535 Flamenco, HipHop, Modern, Musical Theatre, Drama, Art, Voice, Piano, COOPER CITY: 5608 S. Flamingo Road, 954-252-2821 Guitar and Afterschool Programs. Academy of Arts features a Performing Group and Dance Company. Summer Dance Camp & TAG USA GYMNASTICS Summer Intensive Camp also offered. 15851 SW 41 St., Suite 100, Weston/Davie, 33331. 954-384-9393 or www.TagGymnastics.com. Our camp program is for girls & boys ages 5 CAMP SAGEMONT: SPRING & SUMMER CAMPS & older. The skill level of the campers will include Beginner and 1570 Sagemont Way, Weston, FL 33326. 954-384-5454; Advanced through competitive teams. Campers will be placed into groups camp@sagemont.com, www.campsagemont.com based on both age and skill level. We are offering different activities • SPRING CAMP: March 29th-April 2nd & April 5th. PK3-5th grade, throughout the day, done only on the premises. Activities Include: 9:00am-3:30pm. Arts & Crafts, computers, cooking, field trips, games, Gymnastics, Dance, Races/Obstacle Courses, Arts & Crafts, karate, special events, sports, swimming and more! Campers bring Cheerleading, Trampoline, Movie Time, Fun & Fitness, Karate. own lunches; snacks provided. $55 per day, extended care available for additional fees. SHAOLIN KUNG FU ACADEMY • SUMMER CAMP: 4 week sessions; Session 1: June 14- July 9, Session 954-450-4666. Website: www.theshaolinacademy.com. Located at 2: July 12 - August 6, Mini Camp Week August 9-13. Full day camp 20841 Johnson St., Unit 101-102, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029. 8,000 program for PK3-8th grade. 9:00am-3:30pm, extended care sq.ft. facility. Learn gymnastics, Chinese martial arts, discipline, and available. Activities include arts & crafts, computers, cooking, dance, develop self-esteem. CALL ABOUT AFTERSCHOOL & NO SCHOOL drama, field trips, karate, music, science, sports, swimming, special CAMPS. CALL NOW TO RECEIVE A FREE $100 CERTIFICATE. April - June 2010 events and more. $1,100 & up - per 4 week session. • SPECIALTY SUMMER CAMPS: Art Camp, Science Camp, Adventure ELITE CHEER AND DANCE 6800 SW 21st Court, Units 7-10, Davie, Fl 33317, ALL STAR SUMMER DANCE JAM EliteCheerandDance.net - SUMMER CAMP: All-Star Cheer &Tumble Camp Florida Super Stars offer a high energy Summer Camp with rotating classes (All Levels) NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Ages 5+ ONLY PLEASE! Call in dance, cheerleading, baton twirling, make-up application and much for information about Personalized Team Camps for your squad! All-Star more. The Camp will be held at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines Cheer &Tumble Camp Fees: $200 Per Week or $50 Per Day. June 14 - July 23. Cost is $125 per week. Siblings are discounted. Extended care to 6 PM. 954- 438-2075 or www.floridasuperstars.com EDUCANDO A AMÉRICA Dive into Spanish! is the summer program of Educando a América Spanish Issue 27 TEMPLE DOR DORIM'S CAMP TDD 2010 School. It offers a variety of fun activities along with learning of the Spanish 2360 Glades Circle, Weston, FL 33327 o 954-389-1232. Coming this language for children between 3 and 15 years old. Our program's goal is year by popular demand...age groups expanded through to first grade! the acquisition of Spanish written and oral skills, as well as listening and Ages 16 months- age 7. reading comprehension in Spanish. Offered for native and non native • Camp TDD: For children 16 months-3 years. Game rooms, sports, arts students. Location: Imagine Charter School at Weston, 2500 Glades Circle. Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y and crafts, bounce houses, paint parties and fun in our Water Park! From M/F 9am/3pm. Cost: $199/week. Also offering half day summer • TDD Travel Camp: For children ages 4-7 (entering prek- 1st grade). Bi- camp and twice a day Spanish Classes. Open House is April 8th at weekly field trips and swim instruction at Central Park pool, coached Imagine Charter School, from 6 to 7pm. Camp begins June 14th, 2010. sports, game rooms and more! 954-389-1232, www.dordorim.org CORAL REEF GYMNASTICS PARK AVENUE GYMNASTICS Our Summer Camp is non-stop fun with field trips, friendships and fun! All Girls & Boys, Ages 5 -12 Years, www.parkavenuegymnastics.com of our camp counselors are USAG Certified. Extreme Martial Arts Camp 2750 Glades Circle Suite 100, Weston, 954-659-8717 & 12239 SW also available. Our camp runs from 8-5:30 pm daily. Full and half day 53rd Street, Cooper City, 954-434-0099. A summer of fun centered available. We offer 5 hours of gymnastics or martial arts, arts and crafts, around the exciting world of gymnastics. The emphasis will be on learning games & weekly field trips. Ask about our full Summer discounts. 954- and perfecting gymnastics skills in a combined atmosphere of fun & 430-1530 or 954-667-5085. 20911 Johnson St., Suites 112-116, challenge. Camp Activities include: Gymnastics, Swimming*, Dance, Arts Pembroke Pines, FL. www.coralreefgymnastics.com. & Crafts, Movies, Games, Cooking, & Martial Arts. *Swimming at Cooper City location only. 9-4pm, extended hours 7:30am - 6pm for additional EXTREME RAGE PAINTBALL PARK fee. Lunch and 2 snacks per day included in camp fee. 6401 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33024 www.miamirage.com. Field: 954-986-9089, Shop: 305-267-1122. Florida's #1 Paintball Attraction! ALLGOLF Experience the excitement of airball fields, hyperball fields, and wooded 950 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines (At entrance to CB Smith Park) fields. Birthday parties, corporate parties, family outings, bachelor parties, 954-441-1333, www.allgolfacademy.com. SPRING BREAK: March 29 - individuals or small groups welcome. We welcome camps and field trips. April 2, 9am to 12pm. SUMMER CAMP: Runs June 9th - August 20th, Licensed and insured. Rental equipment available. Lighted fields. M-TH: 9am - 12pm. Juniors will learn putting, shipping, iron play, driving, By Reservation, FRI.: 5pm - 11pm, SAT. & SUN.: 9a.m. - 5 p.m. Please pitching, etiquette. Only $195/week. call for private party and large group bookings. 98 YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441
    • SUMMER CAMP GRAVITY GYMNASTICS IGFA FISHING HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM At Gravity Gymnastics your child will exercise, play, and learn. Each week IGFA offers spring and summer camps. Campers will explore the aquatic of summer has a different theme and your child will explore and discover environment, fish and learn about fish biology, knot tying, fishing tackle, through interactive play and movement. Gymnastics-Cheerleading-Fitness- and marine animals and habitats. These camps are remarkably hands-on Science-Spanish-Arts&Crafts-Bounce House. 9-4pm. Extended Care: and teach young anglers and aspiring marine biologists all about the 7:30am-6pm. Early Bird Special! (Register before May 1st) 11940 coastal environment. We are located at 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania, FL Miramar Parkway, Miramar FL 33025. 954-450-7770, 33004. www.igfa.org or 954.924.4309. info@gravitygymnastics.com, www.gravitygymnastics.com. LOVEWELL INSTITUTE FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS FOR OUT OF THE BOX THINKERS - Experience every aspect of the creative NATO'S MARTIAL ARTS CENTER arts! 25 Students will collaborate with 5 full time staff/working artists to Monarch Gardens Shops, 14447 Miramar Parkway o Miramar, FL 33027. create from the first word to the final bow, a full-length musical in just 4 954.499.1446. Nato Gomez - 7th Degree Black Belt (Kyoshi). Karate, weeks. All of the ideas are student generated: songs, instrumental pieces, Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu, Fitness Kick-Boxing, Tactical Street Defense, law choreography, dialogue, design and performance. Your child will find their Enforcement Self Defense. CALL ABOUT AFTERSCHOOL & CAMPS! authentic voice by seeing their ideas taken from the first thought to the Member: National Association of Professional Martial Artists. CALL stage. They will be guided in the art of theatre, creative writing, dance, TODAY TO RECEIVE 2 FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES! music composition, design and performance. Ages 9-13 and 13-19. Workshops take place on Nova Southeastern University's Main Campus ALL AMERICAN BASKETBALL June-Aug 2010. www.lovewell.org, info@lovewell.org or 954.270.6452. (954) 472-2663. www.allamericanbasketballschool.com. • SPRING BREAK & SUMMER CAMP 2010: Coed 5-16. SPRING CIRCLE F DUDE RANCH CAMP BREAK CAMP: March 29 - April 2 & April 5 - April 9. SUMMER You don't have to leave Florida to find a great sleep-away camp. Located CAMP: Weekly Sessions June 14 - August 20. Basketball drills, on 500 acres south of Orlando, Circle F Dude Ranch Camp offers clean, skills, games, arts & crafts. Our staff is represented by some of the rustic accommodations plus swimming, sailing, canoeing, horseback top coaches in the country. State of the art, air conditioned riding, paintball, a softball field, soccer field, volleyball court, tennis courts, facilities. Now at Sagemont Upper School in Weston! Other basketball court, rockwall climbing and ziplines. Call 863-676-4113 or April - June 2010 locations at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines and circlefduderanchcamp.com. Archbishop McCarthy High School in Davie. Camp locations also at Coral Springs Charter School, Cardinal Gibbons and more. X-TREME: THE ROCK CLIMBING CENTER OF MIAMI Divisions: Elementary, Middle and High School programs for boys CAMP DIRECTORS - BOOK YOUR CAMP FIELD TRIPS WITH US! Are you looking for something NEW & EXCITING to try? Not only is Indoor & girls. Spring Break Camp & Summer Camp: one week sessions, Rock Climbing something beyond the same old, same old, it's SAFE, $240. 9am-4pm, extended hours at no extra charge. FUN and a great activity for all ages and levels of physical fitness! Book • 1-ON-1 SUNDAY BASKETBALL CAMP: Open to Boys & Girls Ages your camp or group and enjoy two and a half hours of climbing time. 5-15 of all skill levels. Top level basketball instruction from some of South Florida's premiere, state-of-the-art, full service climbing center South Florida's best coaches. Emphasis on offensive skills: ball located in West Kendall at 13972 SW 139 Ct., Miami, 33186. Issue 27 handling, shooting, passing, 3 on 3 games. Sun 10am - 11:30am 305.233.6623 or X-tremerock.com. or 12-1:30pm. Held at Sagemont Upper School, 2585 Glades Circle in Weston and at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Ft. CAMP LIVE OAK Lauderdale. Cost: $30/session or any 4 sessions/$100. Birch State Park: 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304. Oleta River State Park: 3400 NE 163rd St., N. Miami, FL 33160. Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y BRIGHT & SMART ROBOTICS CAMP Camp Live Oak, an ACA accredited kids day camp, offers an exciting, A fun and rewarding summer camp program that introduces kids to educational outdoor adventure. Children experience archery, canoeing, engineering skills through a robotics program designed especially for them. swimming, fort-building, hiking, fishing, crafts, hands-on science We offer a complete engineering experience combining Computer experiments, beach exploration, wildlife adventures, ranger-led programs, Programming, Robot Assembly and Teamwork. Give your child the habitat preservation, field trips, sports, field games, and physical fitness chance to explore, discover, and be amazed while learning new and activities. M-F from 9am to 3:30pm. AM & PM care from 8-6. Bus exciting skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. Ages 7 - 12. Service to Birch State Park from the Broward Mall in Plantation and the 954-816-3346 or Info@BrightAndSmart.com Athletic Club in Weston. www.campliveoakfl.com 954- 491-2917. YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441 99
    • SUMMER CAMP COMPETITION FARM MJM DANCE Family owned and operated for over 25 years, we offer riding lessons Dance Classes and Summer Dance Camp. Half day camp ages 3-5, 9:30am - 11:30am. Full day camp ages 6-up. Competitive and non- throughout the year and riding camps when school is out. Riders will competitive dance opportunities. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Belly Dancing learn proper riding techniques from recreational through competitive and More. Adult Classes Available. 18425 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, as well as all about horse handling & safety, care, grooming, & tack. FL 33029. 954-436-5055. www.mjmdance.com JOIN US FOR SUMMER CAMP 2010! 13750 Luray Rd, SW Ranches. 954-434-5869. www.competitionfarm.com MEMORIAL SPORTSCENTER BASEBALL CAMP Ages 7-12. Learn baseball from the professionals; skills, drills and proper MUSIC'S COOL DAY CAMP 2010 techniques for speed, agility, strength and power. Spring Break Camp: March Students are part of a band playing music they love, learning music 29 - April 2. Summer Camps: June 14 - end of summer break. 9AM-3pm. writing, performances and recording. Professional instruction in Bass, $150/week. Bring your own lunch or $5 for pizza and drink offered daily. Piano, Brass, Drums, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboard and Woodwinds. Ages 7- Location: Memorial West Fitness & Rehabilitation Center, 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028. Call (954) 844-1064 or (954) 844-7125. 11 & 12 - 17 Beginners / Intermediate & Advanced. Camp ends with concert performance! Three sessions: June 14- 25, June 28 - July 9, & July INVERRARY COUNTRY CLUB - SUMMER GOLF CAMP 12 - July 23. M-F 9am - 3pm (8-9am Early drop off - 3-5pm Late pickup). 3840 Inverrary Blvd., Lauderhill, FL 33319. 754-224-8412. Camp held at DPHDS Upper School, 6701 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Plantation. www.inverrarygolf.com. Have your child learn the lifetime game of golf 954-232-3174. www.coolmusicschool.net. this summer. Camp program includes: rules, grip, stance, set-up, full swing & short game, technique & evaluation, range and on course play, CAMP WOODLAND AND WOODLAND TEEN CAMP games, contest and much more! Campers enjoy a 6:1 student/teacher Held at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines since 1983. The Woodlanders ration, group and individual instruction, rotating teaching stations, are for campers grades K-5. Woodland's Teens on the Go are for teens camp t-shirt, daily lunch, prizes, Friday pizza party and video analysis. Weekly sessions all summer long, 9am - 4pm, extended hours grades 6-9. C.I.T program is available for teens entering the 10th grade. available. Ages 6-16. Campers enjoy activities including: sports, fishing, water parks, crafts, cooking, indoor gymnasiums and much more. Special events include color MAVERICK BASEBALL CAMP war, field days and camp carnival. Transportation is available throughout Presented by State Champs Baseball and Alex Fernandez's Strikezone April - June 2010 Broward County. www.campwoodlandfl.com or 954-921-1497 Academy. Ages 7-14. Weekly Sessions June 14th - August 9th, no camp week of July 5th. Hours: 9am-2pm (free after care until 3pm). CAMP WOK Learn the fundamental skills of hitting, infield and outfield play, pitching, We offer Weekly Journeys Around the World for children ages 2 1/2 catching, and base running from experienced coaches. Learn the skills and - 9 for only $99. Experience a safe, nurturing and educational attitude required to make that Little League, All-Star, travel, or high school summer camp. Children travel around the world learning customs and team. $160/week includes professional hitting instruction at Alex Fernandez's Strikezone Academy Batting Cages for one full day. cultures from exciting destinations. The camp includes weekly field Archbishop McCarthy High School, 5451 S. Flamingo Rd., Cooper City. trips, Fun Science labs, Water Splash days, Academic Review, Bounce www.statechampsbaseballcamp.com, 954-432-1228. House and much more! Special trips to the Everglades and Wannado Issue 27 City. We also offer: FCAT JUMPSTART 4 week training for students in THE PAPER NICHE grades 1st-3rd, with focus on Teaching Reading Comprehension, 10089 Cleary Boulevard- Plantation. 954-577-0999, Writing and Math skills.Now accepting FALL VPK Vouchers. For more invitation@paperniche.com, www.paperniche.com. Please call for information contact 954-430-7707 or visit us as 750 NW 180 Terrace information on Summer Art & Crafts/Scrapbooking Camp. We are a in Pembroke Pines, FL. www.worldofknowledgekids.com unique scrapbooking store and full service invitation store. In our scrapbooking department we offer classes, midnight crops, birthday Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y CAMP XTREME parties, and a wonderful selection of supplies. 5300 N. Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 491-6265. Your child FLORIDA TRIPLE THREAT can experience racing around our exciting _ mile asphalt race track. Always wanted to be a cheerleader? Here's your chance. Girls and boys, Xtreme Indoor Karting has over 120 interactive arcade games including ages 5-18, all skill levels. 9am to 4pm. Extra care avail 8am to 6pm. Start Nascar simulators, mini bowling lanes, air hockey, basketball and an 18 your day with the cheer fun clinic learning jumps, motions, games. After hole mini golf course. Xtreme Indoor Karting has plenty of fun and exciting lunch, perfect your tumbling skills with our all star clinic for running, activities for your kids to have an unforgettable summer! jumping and standing tumbling. Session I: June 14-July 2. Session II: July . 12 - 30. Bring your own lunch, snacks provided. Early registration BILINGUAL SUMMER CAMP discounts to May 1, 2010. 954-514-7250 www.fla3threat.com The most fun summer camp (English-Spanish). Artists in Action using QUEST from Harvard University, travel around the world, become movie CAMP SUMMIT-QUESTA 5451 SW 64 Avenue, Davie, FL 33314, 954-584-3466. producer and much more. Summer Camp: June-July-August, from 9am- www.summitquesta.com, email: summitcampfun@yahoo.com. 4pm (Extended Time Available). www.summerfunbilingualcamp.com Ages PreK3 - 13. New Sports Camp! New gymnasium and pools! AND FUN FREE BILINGUAL SUMMER VPK Limited Spaces Available! Extended Care available. Ages 5-13: Basketball, Swimming, Soccer, June-July, 5 days a week 8:30am-4pm. For inscription submit your VPK Softball, Cheerleading, Karate, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf and Track. Voucher. High Performance VPK Providers! Also Arts & Crafts, Field Trips, Academic Enrichment, Science First Steps International Academy, Weston (954) 888-9773. Exploration, Water Games, Movie -Making. Specialty Classes: Art VIP Kids Bilingual Preschool, Weston (954) 598-9801. and Music Lessons, Chinese Camp, Chess, Cooking, and Swimming Pines West Academy Preschool, Pembroke Pines (954) 450-0900. Lessons. PreK3 - Kindergarten Camp: Montessori Enrichment Bright Minds International Academy, Tamarac (954) 653-1570. Lessons and Special Camp Activities and Events, Water Play, Swimming Lessons, VPK Accepted. 100 YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441
    • SUMMER CAMP EVERGLADES ACADEMY KARATE ACADEMY 6941 SW 196th Ave., # 21, Pembroke Pines. 954-434-8884. M-F 7am - 954-434-6535. No one sits on the bench at Karate Academy. Come spend 6:30pm. We offer educational and fun camps for Summer, Spring and your summer break learning karate with an emphasis on fun, games, arts Winter. Ages 5-12. Daily field trips include: Jungle Island, Wannado City, and crafts. Located @ The Bergeron Plaza, 6941 SW 196th Avenue, Bay 1, Bowling . After school care also available for grades K-5. The cost is $45 Pembroke Pines, FL 33332. www.KarateAcademyPines.com. weekly and includes; transportation, homework help, snacks and early release days. Tutoring, Karate, and Dance available. THE MASTERS ACADEMY The Master's Academy Summer Camp, located at 13900 Griffin Road in BROADWAY KIDS STUDIO Southwest Ranches (just East of I-75), is an exciting summer camp program Our Performing Arts Summer Camp is designed for performers of all levels ages offering on and off campus activities for children ages 3-8th grade. 5-19. Our staff are professional actors and musicians, that work with our Activities include swimming, ice and roller skating, bowling, arts & crafts, campers to create 3 wonderful Summer Camp Shows! Located at 9042 SR 84 game time, Metro Zoo, Theater, The Rapids Water Theme Park, and much (Kaboom's Plaza) Davie, FL. 954-693-7500 or www.BroadwayKidsStudio.com. more! Our summer camp is carefully staffed with experienced counselors who are CPR and First Aid certified. June 7, 2010-August 6, 2010. THE GODDARD SCHOOL Camp hours are 9-4pm. Extra care 7-9am and 4-6pm included!. 12172 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33025. Our year round program 954-434-2960, www.themastersacademy.org. runs from 7am-6pm M-F. We offer Flexible Schedules including 2, 3, 4, and 5 day a week programs for either a half or full day. In addition to our CAMP LINGUASM standard curriculum, we incorporate many exciting programs into each Ages 3-16. Summer Camp includes: Spanish, French or English Daily day's activities at no additional cost. We also provide an educational and Immersion Classes reinforced by engaging activities in the study of fun Summer Camp. 954-443-2480. language, including Language Lab, Dance, Drama, Music, Arts and Crafts, International Cuisine. Field Trips, Water Games, Sports -including Basketball, Softball, Gymnastics... Our proven LINGUASM Multi-Sensory BROADWAY HORIZONS CHILDREN'S THEATER & SCHOOL Methodology builds conversational skills rapidly. FREE Week, Early bird Children ages 6-16 are welcome to come and join! We teach our students & Group Discounts. Camp location: Montessori Institute of Broward, ALL aspects of live theater. From set-building and costume design, to Davie, Florida. 1792 Bell Tower Ln. Weston, FL 33326. choreography and vocal techniques! At the end of our sessions, our 954-577-9955. www.LinguaSchool.com April - June 2010 students perform a full-scale “Broadway” style production! www.broadwayhorizons.com 954- 461-5672! BOOMERS! DANIA Don't let bad weather put a DAMPER on your day! Over 27 acres of POWER & GLORY KARATE indoor & outdoor cool & fun things to do: Video Games, Bowling, Laser 954-436-4822, 2000 N.W. 146 Ave. Pembroke Pines. Summer Camp Tag, Rock Wall, 2 Go Kart Tracks, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Batting Cages hours 8am to 6pm. Ages 5-16. $99.00 per week for the first 25 & thrill rides. Enjoy our Family Rides especially designed for smaller kids. enrollments! $125 per week for the next 25 enrollments! Give your We specialize in field trips & educational workshops for elementary, child something great this summer! Our program offers Martial Arts middle & high school students. Open 7 Days. 954-921-1411. 1700 NW everyday, Fitness, Video games, Computer Games, Sports, Dodgeball, 1st St., Dania, FL 33004. Se Habla Espanol. www.boomersparks.com. Arts & Crafts, Ping-Pong, Games, Hockey, Movies and a lot more! Plus Issue 27 we teach Discipline, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Focus, NFL FLAG FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING CAMP Structure, and Life Skills! Ages 3 - 16. NFL Affiliated and Certified. Enjoy a well-run and organized youth flag football and cheerleading camp this summer. Everyone plays! BOBCAT VOLLEYBALL CAMP RECEIVE $10 OFF with mention of code: S&ACamp2010. Locations: The Bobcat Volleyball Camp's desire is to develop and improve the Brian Piccolo Park, Tradewinds Park, Amelia Earhart Park. 954-251-0011 Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y fundamental skills needed to succeed at the Junior High and High School or 305-424-9220. NFLFlorida.com levels of competitive volleyball. The camp will provide individual and team skill development and basic tactics in a fun, positive learning environment. MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE CAMP DISCOVERY Ages 8-14. Campers will be evaluated and grouped by skill level. The Museum of Discovery and Science Camp Discovery weekly adventures are groups will consist of 10 to 15 players per group to which each group will designed to give curious minds entire days filled with exploration and have 3 elite coaches. www.bobcatvbcamp.com or 954-734-7188. hands-on learning. Themes change weekly. 9am-5pm (before & after care is available). 954.713.0930 or www.mods.org/camps. FLORIDA MARLINS MERMAIDS SUMMER DANCE CAMP Learn the latest dance moves from the Marlins Mermaids. This Dance BUSY BEE KIDZ Camp will be a one-week dance intensive camp open to both girls and 12399 SW 53 Street, #103, Cooper City, FL 33330, (954) 680-8200. boys. Campers will perform their dance routine at a Florida Marlins Home Come play with us….Rain or Shine! Busy Bee Kidz is an interactive play Game! www.floridamarlins.com/summerdancecamp (305) 626-7334 or and learn center that offers a series of courses devoted to the physical, mermaids@flamarlins.com. emotional and social development of children. We also host birthday parties, team parties, mother's groups, church groups, etc. Providing great activities for kids and an easy experience for parents. We also offer Open MIAMI DOLPHINS SUMMER CAMP 2010 Play, Family Friendly Fun Nights, Story Time and more! Boys & girls, ages 6-14, can participate in an interactive, week long flag football or cheerleading experience featuring appearances by current and former Miami Dolphins players, coaches and cheerleaders. The camps RISING STAR BASKETBALL CAMP 2010 Boys and Girls 11-15, Session Dates: June 21-24, June 28-July1, July 5-8, July focus on football and cheerleading training, teamwork, physical fitness, 12-15, July 19-22, July 26-29. $200 per week. Come learn and develop positive choices, and the importance of education. The goal of the Miami competitive basketball skills from some of the best coaches in the country. Dolphins Summer Camp program is to instill skills to succeed both on and Contact: Coach James 954-701-1503 or Coach Pierre 954-243-8564. off the field. (954) 452-7129. Location: Pines Middle School, 200 NW Douglas Rd. Pembroke Pines. YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441 101
    • SUMMER CAMP PEMBROKE PINES PAL (POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE) SUMMER CAMP Sampler, Diva Dancing, Creative Arts, or Youth Fitness. Both a.m. and COPS AND KIDS... A WINNING COMBINATION! Activities include afternoon options available. Contac the YMCA for more information, sports, arts and crafts, special events and field trips. Ages 9 - 17. Weekly 954-727-9622. rates start at $90 for Pembroke Pines Residents. Additional fees for some • HALF DAY CAMP AT PEMBROKE PINES YMCA AQUATIC CENTER field trips. Location: 7900 Johnson Street. 954-986-5044. (FORMERLY PEMBROKE FALLS AQUATIC CENTER) The Aquatic Center now offers a variety of half day specialty camps for CITY OF PEMBROKE PINES SUMMER CAMPS ages 10 and up. Choose from Stroke Development, Water Play, and • TRADITIONAL SUMMER CAMPS: June 14 - August 20. Activities Water Polo. Contact the YMCA for more information, 954-727-9622. include sports, arts & crafts, special events and field trips. Ages 6-15. • JR. LIFEGUARDING / JUNIOR SWIM INSTRUCTOR 2 week session rates beginning at $173 for Pines residents. Session The aquatic center now offers aspiring lifeguards and swim instructors rates with trips begin at $250. Locations: Price Park, TownGate, the opportunity to learn how it's done by certified experts. Though Academic Village, Walter C. Young and Pines Recreation Center. participants will not receive a certification, youth ages 12-15 will learn www.ppines.com or 954-437-1140. as a lifeguard and swim instructor does. Contact the YMCA for more • SUMMER ART OR DRAMA CAMP: June 14 - August 20. Fletcher Art information, 954-727-9622. Center (Art) 7960 Johnson Street. River of Grass ArtsPark (Art and • SPRING BREAK CAMP AT THE YMCA Drama) 17189 Sheridan Street. Ages 6-11 (Art), Ages 8-11 (Drama). PEMBROKE PINES YMCA FAMILY CENTER Activities include fine arts/theater instruction, student art/drama show, 501 SW 172 Avenue, Pembroke Pines. 954-727-9622. When school swimming, special events and field trips. 954-986-5027. is out, the Y is in! Grades K-5, join us for a camp day of games, • WEST PINES PRESCHOOL: 18490 NW 8th Street, Pembroke Pines. sports, songs, crafts and fun! Please note on these days we ask you to Ages 2-5. Summer activities include entertainment, music and pack your child a lunch with a morning and afternoon snack and two movement, computers, arts and crafts, themed days, water play, special beverages ~ all labeled. 9am - 4pm, extended care available (7:30am snacks, pizza on Fridays and much more! 954-437-1134. - 5:45pm). Pre-registration required. Daily rate: Members $30/day, • THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT CENTER (formerly known as Village Non-members $40/day. Spring Break dates: March 26, March 29 - Preschool): 6700 S.W. 13th Street, Pembroke Pines. Ages 2-5. April 2, and April 5. Register daily for $30/day for members, $40/day Summer activities include entertainment, music and movement, for non-members, or sign up for all 7 days for only $150 for members, April - June 2010 computers, arts and crafts, themed days, water play, special snacks, $200 for non-members. pizza on Fridays and much more! 954-986-5042. • EARLY CHILDHOOD SUMMER CAMPS: Ages K-5th grade. Activities include arts & crafts, science, computers, cooking, gym, music, drama, theme days, water play and field trips pizza on Fridays and much more. Three locations. Bright Beginnings at Walter C. Young, 901 NW 129 Avenue, 754-323-4519. Central Campus, 12200 Sheridan Street, 954-322-3350. West Campus, 1600 SW 184 Avenue, 954-443-4816. Issue 27 • SPECIAL POPULATION SUMMER CAMP (June 14, 2010 - August 6, 2010). Ages: 6 - 17. Camp Hours: 7:30am-6pm Location: City of Pembroke Pines Charter School, 12350 Sheridan Street. Activities include: field trips, games sports, arts and crafts, swimming and more. www.ppines.com or 954-450-3663. Pembroke Pines Sports & Activities Director y SUMMER CAMPS AT PEMBROKE PINES YMCA FAMILY CENTER FULL DAY SUMMER CAMPS offered throughout the summer. Each week offers a new theme to give children a variety of exciting experiences throughout the summer. Times: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Session 1: June 14 - 18 Constructions Zone Session 2: June 21 - 25 CSI YMCA Session 3: June 28 - July 2 All Stars and Stripes Session 4: July 5 - 9 Battle of the Best (boys vs. girls) Session 5: July 12 - 16 Wacky Water Week Session 6: July 19 - 23 Pro Sports Session 7: July 26 - 30 Color Wars (team competitions) Session 8: August 2 - 6 Lights, Camera, Action! Session 9: August 9-13 Blast from the Past Session 10: August 16 - 20 Aloha 2010 • FULL DAY SUMMER LEADERS IN TRAINING CAMP Offered June 14 - August 20, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday for ages 13-15. YMCA Teen L.I.T. is a perfect way to stay busy this summer. L.I.T.'s will learn valuable leadership skills, while also spending time with friends. Contact the YMCA for more information, 954-727-9622. • SPECIALTY CAMPS AT YMCA A variety of 1/2 day specialty camps will be offered at the family center. Register for: Instructional Volleyball or Basketball, Sports 102 YOUR SPORT OR ACTIVITY DIRECTORY LISTING CAN BE HERE FOR OUR NEXT ISSUE: CALL (954) 649-4441
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