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Mayors Chess logo 2016Mayors’ Chess Challenge at Sunrise Civic Center
Mayors’ Chess Challenges are free events that bring together elected officials, community leaders, students and families from across Broward County in celebration of scholastic and community-based chess programs. Players of all ages, novices and experts alike, are invited to join in the fun. Instructors are on hand to help those new to the game.

It’s the City of Sunrise’s turn to host this Saturday, October 1, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, in the Grand Ballroom of the Sunrise Civic Center (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard).

Additional Mayors’ Chess Challenges are set for:

  • Tamarac: November 5, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to noon, Tamarac Community Center, 8601 West Commercial Boulevard
  • Coconut Creek: December 10, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to noon, Coconut Creek Recreation Complex, 4455 Sol Press Boulevard
  • Coral Springs: January 28, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Coral Glades High School - Cafeteria, 2700 Sportsplex Drive
  • Parkland: February 4, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to noon, Parkland Recreation and Enrichment Center, 10599 Trails End
  • Wilton Manors: February 25, 2017 - 10:00 p.m. to noon, Hagen Park Community Center, 2020 Wilton Drive
  • Hallandale Beach: March 11, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center, 410 SE 3rd Street
  • Lauderhill: March 18, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to noon, Veterans Park Community Center, 7600 NW 50th Street
  • Cooper City: March 25, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Pool & Tennis Center, 11600 Stonebridge Parkway
  • Oakland Park: April 8, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to noon, Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center, 1098 NE 40th Court
  • Lauderdale Lakes: April 20, 2017 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Lauderdale Lakes Multipurpose Building, 4340 NW 36th Street
  • Fort Lauderdale: May 13, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to noon, Riverland Park, 950 SW 27th Avenue
  • Pembroke Pines: May 20, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Club 19 at Pembroke Lakes Golf & Racquet Club, 10500 Taft Street
Pick up a 2016-2017 Mayors’ Chess Challenge Passport and have it stamped at each event you attend. For more information, please contact the Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.

TnT 2015“Tunes ‘N Trucks” Concert Series Starts October 21
The City’s outdoor concert series is off to an early start! Join us beginning in October for a fantastic season of live music and food trucks. The trucks will roll in at 6:00 p.m., and the band will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Admission is free!

Friday, October 21 – Curbstone
Classic rock with a tropical flair

Additional Tunes ‘N Trucks concerts are scheduled for:
  • Friday, November 18, 2016
  • Friday, January 20, 2017
  • Friday, February 10, 2017
  • Friday, March 10, 2017
  • Friday, April 28, 2017
  • Friday, May 19, 2017
Bands for upcoming shows will be listed on Call (954) 747-4600 for more information.

Penny“A Penny At Work” for Sunrise and Broward
This November, Broward County residents have the opportunity to vote on two ballot questions that involve Broward County and its municipalities, including the City of Sunrise.

One question is for a half a penny (.5%) transportation sales surtax for transportation projects, including traffic signal synchronization, expanded senior mobility, and enhanced transit options, which would be implemented by the County.

The second question is for half a penny infrastructure sales surtax to fund individual city projects. Here in Sunrise, we have proposed projects such as new bicycle lanes; bus shelters; drainage improvements; the construction of trails and multi-use paths along select roadways and corridors; traffic calming; new sidewalks, the replacement of damaged sidewalks, and improved ADA accessibility at intersections; and the resurfacing of public streets citywide.

Both ballot questions must pass for the one cent surtax to take effect. If either surtax does not receive majority voter approval, both will fail.

A website has been created to help inform voters about these two ballot questions. Learn more about the two sales surtax questions at

Celebrate The ArtsCelebrate the Arts in the City of Sunrise
Don’t miss these upcoming events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery:

“Door to Door”
Friday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m.
This heartwarming, bittersweet comedy tells the story of three generations of American women and the compromises they make in their pursuit of love, faith and marriage. You’ll meet Mary – a woman of the “greatest generation” who is mourning the loss of her husband – as well as her mother, Bessie, and her daughter, Deborah. Presented by Down in Front Theater Company. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.

“Lyrical Lounge” Teen Open Mic Night
Friday, October 14, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery
Our monthly open mic provides a forum for poets, musicians, singers, and other talented teens. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served. Lyrical Lounge is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. Pre-registration for performers is recommended: Call (954) 747-4600 for details.

Word Up! Poetry Slam
Saturday, October 29, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
Don’t miss your chance to hear some of the best spoken-word artists from high schools across Broward County. The City’s annual youth poetry slam is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network.

A “Frozen” Experience
Sunday, October 30, at 2:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Theatre
Bring your little one to enjoy Disney’s Frozen on the big screen. After the movie, meet Anna and Elsa in the lobby for pictures and special memories. Come enjoy the fun with your Frozen friends! General seating: $7 per person, includes popcorn and a drink.

The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery are located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard. The Box Office is open Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and one hour before shows. Call (954) 747-4646 for ticket information, or purchase tickets online at

Adivsory BoardGet Involved! Apply to Serve on an Advisory Board
Are you a civic-minded resident who would like to become involved with your local government? Do you have knowledge and expertise in specific areas? Serve on a City board!

Sunrise advisory board members are talented and dedicated community members who provide the City with valuable input and advice. A complete list of boards, their duties, and applications are available online at or from the Office of the City Clerk (City Hall, 10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351).

Completed applications are due to the City Clerk no later than Friday, October 28, at 5:00 p.m. Board appointments will be made in December by the City Commission for terms to begin in January 2017. Call the City Clerk's office for more information: (954) 746-3333.

Last updated: 9/28/2016 2:22:55 PM