Back to School Round-Up this Saturday, August 12
The City’s free Back to School Round-Up will take place this Saturday, August 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). This popular end-of-summer celebration is presented in collaboration with Baptist Health South Florida
Join us for an event jam-packed with rides, games, music, food and fun. Representatives from Sunrise schools will be on hand to answer your questions about the 2017-2018 academic year, and copies of the updated Sunrise Neighborhood Public Schools guide will be available. We’ll also have a series of informative discussions about Early Learning, Social Services, Community Policing, and Finding Dollars for College. And Family Central’s C-QuELL (Community for Quality Early Learning and Literacy) initiative will host a Pre-K Corral with resources for families with young children.
The first 1,000 K-12 students at the Round-Up to show proof of Sunrise residency will receive a free drawstring backpack
filled with school supplies, along with a grade-appropriate book
. (Students must be accompanied by an adult. Driver’s license required
as proof of residency.)
For more information, call the Leisure Services Department: (954) 747-4600.
Vendors Wanted for "Taste of Sunrise"
The City’s inaugural Taste of Sunrise event is set for Friday, September 22, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard).
Restaurant owners: Don't miss this opportunity to promote your establishment, meet and attract new customers, and show off your culinary skills. It's free to register! Complete our Taste of Sunrise application (available at www.sunrisefl.gov/taste
) and submit it no later than Friday, August 25. Please call Marisa at (954) 747-4642 with any questions, or email email@example.com
Foodies (and everyone with an appetite): Enjoy samples from local restaurants and celebrate the diverse cultures and flavors they represent. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $20 at the door. Visit the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office or call (954) 747-4646.
Trick or Trot 5K and Kids’ Dash Set for October 28
Don't miss the City of Sunrise's inaugural Trick or Trot 5K and Kids' Dash
! The race will take place on Saturday, October 28, at Broward County’s beautiful Markham Park (16001 West State Road 84, Sunrise, 33326). Packet pickup will open at 5:45 a.m., and the race will start at 7:30 a.m.
Individual runners, walkers, and families of all ages, skill levels and abilities are welcomed on this USATF-sanctioned route. This is a Halloween-themed
race and family-appropriate costumes are encouraged. (Participants with the best costumes will receive special recognition at the end of the race!)
Don’t wait to register! Early-bird pricing is in effect now: It’s just $15 to sign up for the 5K, and $10 for the Kids’ Dash (for children 10 and under). Participants will receive a tech t-shirt and a commemorative medal.
Proceeds will benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America (Florida Chapter), as well as the City of Sunrise’s Social Services programs. For additional information, and to register, visit www.sunrisefl.gov/5K
Celebrate the Arts in the City of Sunrise
Don’t miss these upcoming events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre:
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
Saturday, August 19, at 7:00 p.m.
High school student Ferris Bueller has a knack for cutting class – and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day adventure in Chicago with buddy Cameron and girlfriend Sloane. Can they make it through the school day without getting caught by Principal Rooney? Rated PG-13. Reserved seating: $5 per person (includes popcorn and a drink).
Jorge Alfano’s Oneness 360: A World Music Concert
Saturday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m.
Multi-instrumentalist Jorge Alfano hosts and performs in this unique concert, guiding us through the music of many cultures. He’ll be joined by musicians from across the globe – from India to Japan, and the Middle East to South America - in a sonic and spiritual quest for "oneness.” Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.
Two showings: Sunday, August 27, at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Bring your “keiki” to enjoy this Disney favorite on the big screen! Adventurous Moana embarks on an action-packed ocean voyage. Along the way, she fulfills the ancient quest of her Polynesian ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Rated PG. Meet Moana for photos and smiles between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Reserved seating: $7 per person (includes a snack and a drink).
Friday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m.
Mikey Walsh and his friends – “the Goonies” – will be forced to move if golf course developers keep buying up their homes. When Mikey finds an ancient treasure map, the Goonies think they can come up with enough cash to save their houses. Will their quest pan out – or will criminals beat them to the gold? Rated PG. Reserved seating: $5 per person (includes popcorn and a drink).
The Sunrise Civic Center Theatre 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 at https://www.sunrisefl.gov/tickets.html
East Sunrise Improvements Master Plan:
Please Take Our 5-Minute Survey
The City is in the process of developing an East Sunrise Improvements Master Plan. This important project focuses on our original neighborhoods: the area from University Drive east to the eastern City limits (including both sides of University Drive), and from Oakland Park Boulevard south to Sunrise Boulevard.
In order to initiate positive change – including enhancements to the local business climate, and to your shopping and dining experience – we need your input.
Please take a few moments to complete our online survey, which is available in three languages:
• English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/eastsunrisesurvey
• Spanish: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/encuestaeastsunrise
• Creole: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/eastsunrisesondajkominote
Visit www.celebratesunrise.com for more information about this important initiative, and to stay updated about meetings and other opportunities to participate. Residents may also call (954) 746-3288.