Take Part in Relay for Life
Sunrise is a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life – an annual event that recognizes and celebrates people who are facing cancer, as well as the caregivers, friends and family members who give them their time, love and support.
During this organized, overnight community fundraiser, teams of people camp out along the edge of a track – and members of those teams take turns walking around the track throughout the evening.
Sunrise creates a family-friendly environment at Relay for Life, so the whole community can participate. There’s plenty of food to keep the teams fueled; games and activities to build camaraderie; and live entertainment to keep spirits high! This year, the Florida Panthers – a Relay sponsor – will be providing children’s activities.
Relay for Life will take place from Friday, April 25, at 6:00 p.m. through Saturday, April 26, at 6:00 a.m. at the Sunrise Athletic Complex (11501 NW 44th Street, Sunrise 33351). For more information, call (954) 200-7537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Meetings: Sunset Strip Bike Lanes and Complete Streets Pilot Project
The City of Sunrise, in partnership with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), is proposing to construct bicycle lanes on Sunset Strip from Sunrise Boulevard to Nob Hill Road. Additionally this project will include a section to be a Complete Streets Pilot Project in the Village area of Sunset Strip from NW 19th Street to NW 72nd Avenue – one of only two proposed Complete Streets Pilot Projects in Broward County.
Complete Streets are streets designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. The Complete Streets Pilot Project will include the construction of wider sidewalks, two roundabouts (one at NW 19th Street and one at NW 64th Avenue), and bike lanes with striped buffers. To accommodate the additional bike lanes and buffer strips, Sunset Strip will be modified to provide a single vehicular traffic lane in each direction with expanded capacity at signalized intersections.
To learn more about the project and how it will affect Sunset Strip, please attend one of the two remaining presentations hosted by the City of Sunrise:
- Saturday, April 26, 2014: 10:00 a.m. to noon at Nob Hill Soccer Club, 10200 Sunset Strip
- Saturday, April 26, 2014: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Village Civic Center, 6800 Sunset Strip
A map of the project area is available at www.sunrisefl.gov/sunsetstrip
Celebrate the Arts in Sunrise
Our Theatre calendar offers something for everyone - from fairy tales and show tunes to sophisticated drama and smokin’ blues.
“Hansel and Gretel.” Saturday, April 26, at 2:00 p.m. Two lost and hungry children are trapped in a forest by a not-so-friendly witch. Will they escape? It’s anyone’s guess in this exciting musical by Stages Productions. General admission: $7 per person.
“Dangerous Liaisons.” Sunday, May 4, at 2:00 p.m. The moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make "Dangerous Liaisons" one of the most exciting and scandalous stories ever written. The play is presented with wit and style by Curtain Call Playhouse. Reserved seating: $16 adult, $14 student with ID, $10 child.
“Broadway and Beyond.” Friday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. Extraordinary tenor James Perkowski graces our stage accompanied by soprano Gloria Thomson, tenor Marcel Rasa, and soprano Marcela Rasa. Hear your favorite classical songs as well as popular tunes from award-winning Broadway shows. Reserved seating: $16 adult, $14 student with ID, $10 child.
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys. Saturday, May 31, at 8:00 p.m. This Grammy-nominated band serves up scorching blues grooves with hot harmonica and stinging guitar. Hear original tunes peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Jimmy Rogers and Junior Wells among others. Reserved seating: $16 adult, $14 student with ID, $10 child.
The 300-seat Sunrise Civic Center Theatre is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. Our 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. Call (954) 747-4646 for ticket information.
Don’t Miss Our Final “Tunes ‘N Trucks” Concert
The City’s free outdoor concert series will conclude on Friday, May 9, with a musical tribute to the 1960s by Orange Sunshine. Food trucks and local restaurants will serve up dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m., and the band will take the stage at 7:00 p.m.
Magic 102.7 on-air personality Mindy Lang will be on hand to emcee the concert – and our Hippie Costume Contest. Dust off your tie-dye and dig out your go-go boots for a chance to win valuable prizes, including gift cards and merchandise from Best Buy, Bahama Breeze and other Sunrise favorites.
Tunes ‘N Trucks will take place at the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351). Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join in the fun! For more information call (954) 747-4600.
Applicants Wanted for Affordable Housing Advisory Board
The Sunrise City Commission is seeking applicants for the Affordable Housing Advisory Board. The Board reviews all matters related to recommending monetary and non-monetary incentives and strategies for affordable housing. The Board consists of eleven (11) members who are appointed by the Sunrise City Commission. The City is accepting applications for the following categories:
- Not-For-Profit Provider of Affordable Housing
- For-Profit Provider of Affordable Housing
- Home Building Labor
- Sunrise Resident
- Essential Services Personnel Representative
- Sunrise Employers’ Representative
A detailed description of the duties and appointment requirements - as well as an application - are available online
and in the Office of the City Clerk (Sunrise City Hall 4th Floor, 10770 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351).
Completed applications must be returned to the City Clerk no later than Friday, May 2, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. Applicants will be subject to the provisions of Sunrise City Code Section 2-76 (f), and as such, shall undergo a comprehensive background check. Please direct any questions to the City Clerk's Office: (954) 746-3333.