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Word Up! Poetry SlamRep Your School at Word Up!
The City’s 10th annual youth poetry slam is set for Wednesday, December 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Hear some of the best spoken-word artists from high schools across Broward County compete for cash prizes and bragging rights.

This year’s poets include:
  • Isaac Bright, Charles W. Flanagan High
  • Samuel Davis, Hollywood Hills High
  • Rodnesha Dover, Fort Lauderdale High
  • Nyah Hardmon, Cypress Bay High
  • Patreeka Hart, Piper High
  • Jahkari Gonzalez, Hollywood Hills High
  • Jelissa Knight, Fort Lauderdale High
  • Camden Droz, Hollywood Hills High
  • Adakai Robbins, Hollywood Hills High
  • Julia Safrin, Cooper City High
  • Ifeanyi Uwadia, Hollywood Hills High
We’ll also have intermission entertainment and an Audience Choice award. Word Up! is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation, the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, and the Art Prevails Project. Reserved seating is just $5 per person. Call the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office (954-747-4646) to purchase your tickets, or visit

DeyExperience the Arts in Sunrise
Enjoy these upcoming events at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre:

Holiday Classics with Francis Dey
Friday, December 21, at 7:00 p.m.
“Crooner Extraordinaire” Francis Dey has an authentic, passion-filled sound that’s made for the Vegas stage. If you crave music from entertainers like Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., you won’t want to miss Dey’s electrifying holiday show. Hear him perform “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Silver Bells,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Let it Snow,” “Silent Night,” and other classics! Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.

“The Goodbye Girl: The Musical”
Friday, January 4, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 5, at 2:00 p.m.
The Goodbye Girl turns Neil Simon’s film comedy into a stage musical about love and commitment. It follows the unlikely romance between Paula, a bitter single mother who has been jilted one too many times, and Eliot, the opinionated actor who shows up unexpectedly to sublet her apartment. Performed by Curtain Call Playhouse. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.

Motown in Motion
Sunday, January 6, at 2:00 p.m.
If you like The Temptations and The Four Tops, you’re in luck! Motown in Motion is back by popular demand to transport you to a time when music and soul were one and the same. Enjoy Motown favorites like My Girl, It’s Alright, I Can’t Help Myself, Papa was a Rollin’ Stone, and many more. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.

“Seussical Jr.”
Sunday, January 13, at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
All of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life on stage in this fantastical musical extravaganza. Performed by Inside Out Theatre’s youth actors, Seussical Jr. takes audiences on a journey where the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Reserved seating: $10 per person (includes popcorn).

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime”
Thursday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: he is exceptionally intelligent, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he’s suspected of killing his neighbor’s dog, Christopher sets out to find the true culprit – which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. Performed by Inside Out Theatre and students from the City’s Teen Performance Workshop. Reserved seating: $10 adult, $7 child.

The Knights of Britain
Friday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m.
Dave La Fame is an award-winning Tom Jones impersonator, who doubles as Elton John. His incredible performance captures the energy and glamour of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s-era live shows, and is a must-see for any British music fan. You’ll be out of your chair and dancing in the aisles. Reserved seating: $18 adult, $10 child.

Visit the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre and Art Gallery 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.

Baseball PlayerRegister 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 4.

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 5, 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.

Taste of SunriseBe Part of Our Second Annual
"Taste of Sunrise" on January 16

The City’s second annual Taste of Sunrise event is set for Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard).

This event features delicious samples from local restaurants, as well as live music and an opportunity to mingle.

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, but spaces are filling fast! For more information, please call (954) 747-4631 or email

Foodies: tickets are $10 in advance, or $20 at the door – if available. (Our 2018 event sold out!) Visit the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office or call (954) 747-4646.

Water ChlorinationTemporary Change to Water Chlorination Continues through December 24
The City of Sunrise Utilities Department maintains the highest quality standards to provide clean, safe drinking water to customers in its service area, which includes the cities of Sunrise, Weston, Southwest Ranches and parts of Davie. In a process that began on December 3 and will continue through December 24, the Utilities Department switched from monochloramine to free chlorine disinfection in its drinking water treatment system to provide additional protection against bacteria.

This temporary treatment of the water system is a common practice for water suppliers that use a Chloromine water treatment method, is recommended by the Florida Department of Health, and does not cause any adverse health effects. However, some individuals may notice a slight change in the taste, odor or color of the water during this time.

Special Considerations
Kidney dialysis centers, nephrologists and hospitals have been notified in order for them to make any adjustments necessary in the various processes which they operate. Any questions regarding kidney dialysis should be directed to the user's doctor or dialysis specialist.

Some aquatic and marine animal species are sensitive to free chlorine; persons maintaining aquariums with any sensitive species may wish to contact their pet supply stores regarding dechlorination.

Hydrant Flushing
The City of Sunrise Utilities Department maintains over 5,000 fire hydrants throughout its water distribution system. The City flushes a portion of the hydrants during water chlorination events and at other times of the year to promote optimum operating conditions for the system. Periodic flushing of the water pipelines removes sediment and scale and maintains the cleanliness of the water system, assuring high-quality water.

Information about drinking water and health is available on the Environmental Protection Agency’s website, and through the Safe Drinking Water Hotline: 1-800-426-4791. For details regarding the City of Sunrise's treatment system, please call the Utilities Department (954-888-6000), or visit

Christmas and New Year's Holidays: Hours of Operation
The City’s administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, in observance of Christmas, and on Tuesday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day.

Please note the special Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day hours at the following Leisure Services facilities:
  • Parks – Open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve; open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
  • Sunrise Civic Center Aquatics Complex – Open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve; closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Please note that the 50-meter lap pool will be closed from December 22 through December 26 for treatment.
  • Sunrise Civic Center Athletic Club – Open 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve; closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
  • Sunrise Civic Center Box Office – Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year’s Day.
  • Sunrise Senior Center – Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year’s Day.
  • Village Multipurpose Center Gymnasium – Open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve; closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
  • The Bridges at Springtree Golf Club – Golf course open 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Christmas Day (kitchen and bar closed); golf course, kitchen, and bar open regular hours on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year's Day.
  • Sunrise Tennis Club – Open regular hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve; closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
There will be no residential trash or recycling collection on Tuesday, December 25. Residents can set Christmas trees out curbside on any scheduled collection day.

Hotel Transylvania 3 CharactersDrive-In Movie on Friday, January 4
The City of Sunrise will host a Drive-In Movie on Friday, January 4, at Markham Park (16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, 33326). Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the film starts at 6:30 p.m. Early arrival is strongly recommended. Admission is free!

Our feature presentation, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” is rated PG and produced by Sony Pictures Animation. Follow the adventures of Drac and his family as they holiday on a luxury cruise ship.

Enjoy the show from the comfort of your car, or bring your lawn chair and grab a spot up front. (Audio will be broadcast via radio frequency.) Food vendors will be available, along with a children’s fun zone.

The Sunrise Drive-In Movie is presented in partnership with Broward County Parks & Recreation, and sponsored by Memorial Healthcare System. Call the City’s Leisure Services Department for more information: (954) 747-4600.

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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.


Last updated: 12/11/2018 1:19:29 PM