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VoteEarly Voting Underway
at the Sunrise Senior Center

A statewide General Election is set for Tuesday, November 4. Skip the lines by casting your ballot between now and November 2 at the Sunrise Senior Center (10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Early voting will take place Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

When voting early or voting at a polling place, Florida law requires voters to present a picture ID with signature. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Florida driver's license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood Association identification
  • Public Assistance identification
For additional information, or to request an absentee ballot or sample ballot, visit the Broward County Supervisor of Elections website, or contact the office directly at (954) 357-7050.

Community Wellness Day at Piper High
Piper High School will host a free Community Wellness Day on Friday, October 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Piper Field (8000 NW 44th Street). Broward schools will be closed for teacher planning, and everyone is invited to attend!

Piper's second annual Community Wellness Day puts the emphasis on healthy fun. Activities include:
  • Sports Skill Stations featuring basketball, football, soccer, volleyball and baseball
  • Fun Games with prizes, healthy snacks, water and sports drinks
  • Group Fitness Instruction (Zumba and yoga) and exercise demonstrations
  • Health Screenings, including BMI
There will also be music, resources for making healthy choices, a student club showcase, an athletics showcase (including scholarship assistance and athlete profile development), former Miami Dolphins players and cheerleaders from the Dolphins Academy, and a visit from the Blood Mobile.

Check out video from last year's Community Wellness Day on Piper's YouTube channel.

Lyrical Lounge“Lyrical Lounge” Teen Open Mic Night
Sunrise will host its next Lyrical Lounge Teen Open Mic Night this Friday, October 24, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, 33351). Spoken-word artists, musicians, singers and comedians age 18 and under are invited to participate. In honor of our “Day of the Dead” theme, come dressed as someone who’s inspired you – but is no longer living.

Lyrical Lounge admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Performers must sign up no later than 7:15 p.m. For more information contact Sady Diaz (954-747-4662; or visit

Lyrical Lounge is presented in partnership with the Jason Taylor Foundation, the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, the SPEAK! Collective, and the Community Foundation of Broward

PIP GO Bonds logoLeisure Services GO Bonds: Find Out More at an Ice Cream Social
On Election Day – November 4, 2014 – there will be a Leisure Services bond referendum on the ballot: Sunrise voters will have the opportunity to consider approving up to $65 million in general obligation (GO) bonds to make significant improvements to our parks and recreation facilities.

Find out more about the Leisure Services GO Bond Referendum at our fun, free and informative Ice Cream Social – set for Saturday, October 25, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sawgrass Sanctuary (237 North New River Circle). This event will feature bounce houses and frozen treats.  

For additional information, visit or call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600. 

junkHousehold Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
Set for October 25

The City of Sunrise and the City of Plantation have partnered to provide residents with opportunities to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW). The next HHW drop-off event is set for Saturday, October 25, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Sunrise City Hall (10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351). This event is free for residents of Sunrise and Plantation with proof of residency. The following items will be accepted:

Aerosol Products
Automobile Batteries and Fluids
Boat Batteries and Fluids
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
Drain Cleaners
Fire Extinguishers
Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes
Household Cleaners
Insect Killers
  Lawn Chemicals
Lighter Fluids
Mercury Thermometers
Motor Oil
Nail Polish Remover
Photography Chemicals
Pool Chemicals
Propane Tanks
Rechargeable Batteries
Rust Remover
Spot Remover
Tires (limit four)
Weed Killer
Wood Stains and Stripper

 You may also bring up to two file boxes of personal documents per household for on-site shredding. DO NOT bring explosives, biohazardous waste or business-generated waste.

An additional HHW disposal event is planned for November 22 in Plantation. For more information, visit or call (954) 577-1135.

The Sunrise Pops Season Opens this Sunday
The Sunrise Pops begin their 28th season this Sunday in the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear the best in classical, pop, Broadway and contemporary music. The Pops’ 2014-2015 concert calendar includes:

Sunday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 21, at 2:00 p.m. 
Sunday, February 8, at 2:00 p.m. 
Sunday, March 15, at 2:00 p.m. 
Sunday, April 26, at 2:00 p.m.
  Guest Artist
UM Vocal Jazz Ensemble 
James Perkowski – Broadway and Pop
New World School Opera Ensemble
Dana Paul – Jazz, Rock, Pop and R&B
Lisanne Lyons – Jazz Vocal

Reserved seating is $32-$35 per individual concert; Season subscriptions are $140-$155. Visit for more information about the Pops.

The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The 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 tickets. 
Last updated: 10/22/2014 4:14:00 PM