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Royal Egg HuntHop On Over to the Royal Egg Hunt
Sunrise – and King Bunny – will host a Royal Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 29, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Athletic Complex (11501 NW 44th Street). Dress as your favorite prince or princess, grab a basket, and join us for a magical afternoon!

Children will be placed into age groups for egg hunts. There will also be face painting, arts and crafts, rides, and photo opportunities with King Bunny. (Bring your camera!) Admission is $5 per participant. Call (954) 747-4600 for more information.

Melissa MachonisIn the Theatre and Art Gallery this Weekend...

Opening Reception: “Discovering Alaska”
Friday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery
Free admission
Explore America's last frontier through the lens of Melissa Machonis. Her photographs capture the beauty of rugged coastlines, sparkling glaciers, majestic panoramas and endless daylight. Meet Melissa at the Opening Reception and enjoy light refreshments. "Discover Alaska" will be on display from March 24 through May 9. Call (954) 747-4641 for more information.

“Annie Get Your Gun”
Sunday, March 29, at 2:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
Reserved seating: $18 adult, $14 student with ID, and $10 child
Annie Oakley is the best shot around. When Buffalo Bill persuades her to join his Wild West Show, she soon eclipses ace Frank Butler as the main attraction. That may be good for business, but it's bad for romance. Butler is ultimately pitted against Annie in a shoot-out, and the show's sure-fire finale is a testament to female ingenuity.

Don't miss this beloved Irving Berlin musical comedy, presented by Curtain Call Playhouse. Showstoppers include "There's No Business Like Show Business" and "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better." Call (954) 747-4646 for tickets.

The Sunrise Civic Center is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Theatre box office is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows. The Art Gallery is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Gallery admission is free.

Earth Day 2015Earth Day Festival at Sawgrass Sanctuary
Celebrate green living at our free, family-friendly Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sawgrass Sanctuary Park (237 North New River Circle, Sunrise 33326).

Admission is FREE, and the first 1,500 people through the gates will receive a reusable shopping tote and a BPA-free water bottle. The bottles can be refilled throughout the day at the City's complimentary water station.

The City's annual Earth Day celebration features live entertainment; a Kids' Korner with children's activities, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts and more; fantastic food and beverage vendors; unique retailers; non-profit exhibitors; and sustainability-related resources.

Don't miss our lineup of live music:

  • Randi Fishenfeld (10:30 a.m.) – Inspired electric violin
  • Justin Enco Band (11:45 a.m.) – Indie coffeehouse originals and covers
  • Albert Castiglia (1:00 p.m.) – Contemporary and old-school blues
  • Big Sky (2:30 p.m.) - High-energy alternative rock
This day of outdoor fun is sponsored by the City of Sunrise Utilities Department, All Service Refuse, Baptist Health Urgent Care-Sawgrass, and Magic 102.7.

No coolers, bottles, pets or bicycles will be allowed in the park during the Festival. For general information please call (954) 747-4600.

Switcheroo AppliancesWant to Win New Energy- and Water-Saving Appliances?
The Broward Mega, Money-Saving, Record-breaking, Wild Water Switcheroo contest will make a Broward homeowner a big winner! 

The Broward Water Partnership (a collaboration of 18 local governments and water utilities - including the City of Sunrise Utilities Department) will provide one lucky homeowner with new water- and energy-saving appliances - including a refrigerator, washer, dryer, dishwasher, irrigation system, and water-conserving plumbing fixtures for the kitchen and bath.

Submissions can be anything creative: from a poem or a poster to a social media post, video or website. The contest rules, application and evaluation criteria are all available at

“Our toilet rebate and conservation education program has already engaged thousands of Broward residents,” said Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Director of Broward County’s Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division. “The Switcheroo will demonstrate how choosing WaterSense® and EnergyStar® appliances and fixtures provides immediate and long-term water and money savings as part of basic practices at home.”

From March 1 through March 31 residents who live in Broward Water Partnership communities - including City of Sunrise Utilities Department customers - can apply online or at dropbox locations. (Sunrise dropboxes are at the Public Service walk-up windows at City Hall and Village Civic Center, and at the Utilities Administration Building.)

This program is part of the continuing initiative to educate, engage and support Broward residents and business in water conservation efforts. Some Partnership members are providing low flow aerators and showerheads for free and some are providing toilet rebates—up to $100 per toilet for homes, businesses and nonprofits.

The Switcheroo contest is sponsored by: BrandSmartUSA, Outfront Media, the Miami Herald Broward, WaterOptimizer, CBS4 and Cox Radio Easy95 and Hot105.
Last updated: 3/27/2015 10:56:56 AM