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Charity Softball Game Supports Veterans’ Cause
Each year, a team of City employees competes against the Greater Sunrise Chamber of Commerce in a fun (yet spirited!) softball game to raise money for a great cause. Join us this evening, December 5th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Athletic Complex (11501 NW 44th Street – Field #3) as the tradition continues! Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Proceeds from the 2019 matchup (rescheduled from the week of Veterans Day) will benefit VetBaseball.org – a non-profit group that facilitates baseball experiences for Veterans and Gold Star Families by arranging transportation, tickets, food and recognition at professional baseball games. For more information, call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.
December 7th: Sunrise Arts & Crafts Festival featuring Winter Wonderland
The Sunrise Arts & Crafts Festival, featuring Winter Wonderland, is set for Saturday, December 7th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sunrise Athletic Complex (11501 NW 44th Street).
Spend the day shopping for handmade arts and crafts, unique retail items, and tasty treats. Children age 12 and under can experience snow, chat with Santa, and play holiday games in our Winter Wonderland area. (Santa will visit from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) Admission to the Festival is free, but Winter Wonderland entry is $5 per participant. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please call the Leisure Services Department for more information: (954) 747-4600.
Experience the Arts in Sunrise
Don’t miss these terrific events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre:
Sunday, December 8, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality and rock and roll. Mature themes throughout; not suitable for children. Presented by the high-school-age performers of Inside Out Theatre Company. Reserved seating: $20 adult.
“The Nutcracker” Ballet
Sunday, December 15, at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
This timeless ballet tells the story of young Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, and their journey through a magical snow forest. The Russian Ballet of Orlando presents the holiday classic, complete with spectacular dancing, beautiful costumes, and the lush music of Tchaikovsky. Recommended for all ages. Reserved seating: $20 adult, $10 child.
Word Up! Poetry Slam
Wednesday, December 18, at 7:00 p.m.
Our annual spoken-word poetry competition for Broward County high school students is now in its 11th year! Hear students compete for cash prizes and bragging rights – and be amazed by the power of their poetry. Word Up! is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation, the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, and the Art Prevails Project. Reserved seating: $5 per person.
Cosplay & Trivia Movie Night – “Avengers: Endgame”
Friday, December 20, at 7:00 p.m.
After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more to reverse Thanos’ actions and undo the chaos – no matter the consequences. (Avengers: Endgame is produced by Marvel Studios and rated PG-13.)
Themed cosplay is encouraged! Stay after the film for Avengers trivia hosted by the Fanatically Correct podcast and Random Ramblers. Our awesome trivia prize packages include passes to the new Flynn’s Arcade, themed merch from Tate’s Comics, and two tickets to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. $5 per person (includes popcorn; cash bar available)
Dean Martin Christmas with Sinatra, Monroe, and Santa
Saturday, December 21, at 2:00 p.m.
Return to the golden age of entertainment with this holiday-themed tribute show. You’ll enjoy Dean Martin’s dry humor, Frank Sinatra’s incredible voice, and Marilyn Monroe’s classic beauty. Even Santa makes a special appearance in this star-studded lineup, presented by South Florida Legends. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre & Art Gallery is 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 information, or purchase tickets online.
Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Sunrise Sportsplex on December 11th
The Grand Opening of the City’s newest park – the Sunrise Sportsplex – is set for Wednesday, December 11th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Come explore the facility and enjoy refreshments, giveaways and family fun!
The great amenities at the Sunrise Sportsplex include:
- Pinwheel of four youth baseball/softball fields
- Four batting cages
- Pitcher’s warmup area
- Two-story concession building/scorers’ tower
- Natural-grass multipurpose field
- Large covered playground
- Butterfly garden and natural wetlands
The construction of the Sunrise Sportsplex was funded through the City’s voter-approved general obligation (GO) bond referendum. Please visit the City of Sunrise park bonds webpage
for additional information about all of our GO bond projects – including photos and conceptual renderings.
The Sunrise Sportsplex is located at 9101 NW 50th Street, next to Westpine Middle School and across from Banyan Elementary School. On-site parking is limited, and neighbors are encouraged to walk or bike. For more information about the Sunrise Sportsplex Grand Opening celebration, call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.
Register Now for Youth Recreation Baseball & Softball
Children of all skill levels are invited to have fun and get active in a non-competitive environment. The City’s youth recreational sports programs give kids an opportunity to learn sports fundamentals, build discipline and confidence, and be part of a team! Baseball/Softball registration is open through Friday, January 3rd
Boys and girls age 4 to 16 (4 to 13 for softball) will be drafted on teams based on their age and skill level, as determined by player ratings. (Call 954-747-4600 for a ratings schedule.)
Games and Practices
Youth Recreation Baseball & Softball season runs from February to May. Practices will tentatively begin on February 3rd, and are typically held on weeknights at 6:00 p.m. or later, and on weekends. Teams will practice two or three times per week before the beginning of season. Depending on the Division, games will be played on weeknights and on Saturday or Sunday.
Registration is $75 for Sunrise residents and $110 for non-residents. The City of Sunrise provides each player with a shirt, pants/shorts, socks, and a team ball cap. Players must supply a glove. Rubber molded cleats are also recommended.
Volunteer Coaches Wanted
Head coaches are eligible for a 50% discount on their child’s registration. (Volunteer at the time of sign up.)
Call for Details!
For more information, please call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600