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This is also a great opportunity to register for the CodeRED emergency notification system, which Sunrise officials use to send boil-water orders, storm advisories and other urgent information. Sign up on CodeRED's Community Notification Enrollment page.
Enroll in Our Residents Leadership Academy by Friday
The new Residents Leadership Academy (RLA) is an engaging five-week program that provides participants with a behind-the-scenes look at City of Sunrise operations – including programs, services, departments, and facilities.
The RLA is designed for Sunrise residents and business owners who want to learn about local government and play a more active role in our community. Each interactive session will feature hands-on activities, guest speakers, classroom discussion, networking opportunities, and information about advisory boards and volunteer positions.
Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings from February 5th through March 4th. There will also be a parks and water treatment plant tour on Saturday, March 7th. RLA graduates will be recognized at the Sunrise City Commission meeting on Tuesday, March 10th.
We are currently enrolling our second RLA cohort, but limited spots remain – and completed applications are due by Friday, January 24th, at 10:00 a.m. For program details – including an application – please visit www.sunrisefl.gov/rla. Prospective participants are also welcome to call (954) 747-4662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Household Hazardous Waste, Document Shredding, and Electronics Disposal Event
The City of Sunrise and the City of Plantation have partnered to provide residents with opportunities to shred old documents or dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronics. The next HHW drop-off event is set for next Saturday, January 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and residents should take note that the location has changed to the Sunrise Public Works Building (10500 NW 55 Street, Sunrise, FL 33351).
The event is free for residents of Sunrise and Plantation with proof of residency. The following items will be accepted:
Automobile Batteries and Fluids
Boat Batteries and Fluids
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes
Keyboards and Mice
Nail Polish Remover
Telephones and Cell Phones
Tires (limit four)
Wood Stains and Stripper
On-site document shredding is also accepted, with a limit of two file boxes of personal documents per household. The suggested box size is a standard 10" x 12" x 15" banker's box so the contents do not exceed a reasonable weight to be picked up. DO NOT bring explosives, biohazardous waste or business-generated waste.
Residents may also bring HHW items to the Wheelabrator facility in Davie on select Saturdays. For details, visit www.sunrisefl.gov/hhw or call (954) 577-1135.
Experience the Arts in Sunrise
“Lyrical Lounge” Teen Open Mic Night
Don’t miss these terrific events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre:
Friday, January 24th, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery
The City’s bimonthly open mic nights provide a creative outlet for poets, musicians, and other talented teens. Take the stage – or be part of our all-ages audience. Presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network.
Sunrise Pops in Concert with Opera Extravaganza
Sunday, January 26th, at 2:00 p.m.
Reserved seating: $29
Experience live music from a 65-piece orchestra! This Sunday matinee show from the Sunrise Pops orchestra features an Opera Extravaganza of emerging stars: future artists presented in a variety of the most beloved and memorable operatic arias, duets, and ensembles. These young performers from New York, Chicago, and Miami, join together today to bring their extraordinary talents and versatility to Sunrise in what will prove to be an afternoon of memorable tunes that you will go away humming.
“Next to Normal”
Saturday, February 1st, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 2nd, at 2:00 p.m.
Reserved seating: $20
This award-winning rock musical centers on Diana – a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder – and the effects that managing her illness has on her family. Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that shines a light on mental illness. Performed by the high-school-age performers of Inside Out Theatre. Mature themes presented. Come early for workshops covering themes such as Mediation & Mindfulness, Healthy Habits for a Happy Mind, Suicide Prevention, and Bipolar Disorder Symptoms & Treatment.
“Mid-Life: The Crisis Musical”
Saturday, February 22nd, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 23rd, at 2:00 p.m.
Reserved seating: $18 adult; $10 child
This wacky musical lampoons the “age-old” situations faced in mid-life – from reading glasses to weekend warrior syndrome. Everyone will relate to Curtain Call Playhouse’s hilarious (and sometimes touching) production, presented with a Saturday Night Live non-sensibility.
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
Bark If You Love Woofstock!
Woofstock – the City’s annual celebration of dogs and dog lovers – is set for Saturday, February 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Sawgrass Sanctuary (237 North New River Circle). Join us for entertainment, demonstrations, contests, rescue groups, and food and specialty retail vendors. Admission is free, and the first 1,000 canines through the gates will receive a “doggie bag” of treats. Bring your furry BFF or adopt one on-site!
Event highlights include:
Retractable leashes are not permitted, and all dogs must have a current rabies tag
- Air K9z Frisbee Show - 11:30 a.m.
- Contest: Grooviest Threads - 12:00 p.m.
- Wiener Dog Races - 12:30 p.m.
- Air K9z Frisbee Show - 1:00 p.m.
- Sunrise Police Department K9 Demonstration - 1:30 p.m.
. For safety reasons, dogs too young or too old to receive the rabies vaccine cannot enter the event. Call (954) 747-4600 or visit sunrisefl.gov/woof
for more information.
Tunes ‘N Trucks Concert Returns Next Month
Save the date to join us on Friday, February 7th, for the City’s next Tunes ‘N Trucks concert, featuring live music and food trucks. The trucks will start serving at 6:00 p.m., and the music will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Mr. Nice Guy’s classic rock music performance. Bring your lawn chair or blanket to the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351). Admission is free!
In addition to this event, future dates this season will include:
- Friday, March 6th- Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffett tribute)
- Friday, April 17th- Pocket Change (Motown)
- Friday, May 15th- Havoc 305 (Top 40 and rock)
For additional information, or to request a food vendor application, call (954) 747-4600. Tunes ‘N Trucks is sponsored by Memorial Healthcare System.
Free General Admission to the Sunrise Classic Car Show
Sunrise will host its third-annual Classic Car Show on Saturday, February 15th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Athletic Complex (11501 NW 44th Street). Join us for a fun-filled day of classic cars, great music, and food trucks. Admission is FREE for the general public!
Car owners: Registration is $15 in advance, or $20 at the show. Car entries are open to all years, makes, and models and will be scored by a panel of official judges. Trophies will be awarded to the top 40 cars based on factors including hood, paint, engine compartment, exterior, and interior. Contact Russ Gagliano at (954) 701-5760 or email@example.com to sign up.
For more information or a full list of car judging criteria, visit sunrisefl.gov/carshow or call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department at (954) 747-4600.
Taste of Sunrise Returns on February 20th
Calling all foodies: Tickle your taste buds at the third annual Taste of Sunrise! Join us for an evening at the Sunrise Civic Center as we celebrate the flavors of our community and enjoy samples from local restaurants.
On Thursday, February 20th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., attendees will be delighted by samples from more than two dozen local restaurants representing several international cuisines and local specialties. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $30 at the door - if they remain available until event day. Prior Taste of Sunrise events have sold out, so don’t hesitate! Call (954) 747-4646 or visit the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office to reserve your spot.
Restaurants that are already confirmed to be participating include:
- About Time Cafe
- Arc Culinary
- Argentinian Empanadas on the Grill
- Bahama Breeze
- Barnes and Barnes Enterprises
- Bolay Pembroke Pines
- The Bridges of Springtree Golf Course
- Carvel Ice Cream Shop
- Caspian Persian Grill
- Chef Rose Jamaican Cuisine
- Clean Juice
- Dairy Queen Grill and Chill
- Don Pan
- Doubletree by Hilton Sunrise/Sawgrass
- Goodfellas Pizza
- Johnny Rockets
- IKEA Sunrise
- La Molina Columbiana
- Lush Delicacies
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Sam's Club
- Seasons 52
- Shacolat Konfections
- Souvlaki Street
- Sunrise Subs and Grill
- Tasteful Thoughts
- Tin Fish
- Uncle Lui's Restaurant
- Wild Fork Foods
- Yard House
For full details, please visit sunrisefl.gov/taste. Restaurant owners who want to be a part of this annual tasting event to promote their business and show off their culinary skills should contact the Greater Sunrise Chamber of Commerce at (954) 835-2428.