August 18, 2017   Volume 30, No. 29

Commission Meetings Resume

With summer nearing an end, the Board of Broward County Commissioners resumes its regular meetings on Tuesday, August 22nd at 10AM in Commission Chambers. There are three ways to view meetings: 

Live - Meetings are televised live on participating cable channels. Meetings are also Webcast live in a larger screen viewing format or on Broward County's Video Central. 

Replay - Meetings are rebroadcast on participating cable channels beginning each Friday at 5:30PM. 

On Demand - Video recordings of meetings are archived online and are typically available for on-demand viewing by noon each Wednesday.

Port Everglades Facilities Guide and Directory Now Available

The 2017-2018 Port Everglades Facilities Guide and Directory - a one-stop source to business operations at Broward County's Port Everglades - is now available in print and digital versions. The bilingual directory includes information on cargo, cruise and petroleum operations and facilities, along with contact information for businesses and organizations that conduct business within the Port. The digital version can be accessed from the Port's website. More… 

Prepare Your Pet for Hurricane Season

Now's the time to prepare and protect your pets for an already busy Hurricane Season. Attend the Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, August 26th, from 9AM to 2PM, at the Collins Community Center, 3900 NE 3rd Avenue in Oakland Park. If your pet becomes lost during a storm, the Broward County Rabies Registration License tag, as well as a microchip, will help whoever finds your pet reunite them with you. Additionally, many boarding facilities, including the pet-friendly shelter, require proof of rabies vaccination and pet registration. Cost is $25 for dogs and cats that are spayed/neutered, and $35 for pets that are not spayed/neutered. More…

FITCE Registration Now Open

Register for the Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE) October 17th and 18th at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Two days of panels, workshops, networking and special events focus on new economic opportunities around the world with international businesses, government officials, consuls general, bi-national chambers of commerce and key speakers from around the globe.

Attend a Cultural Diversity Program Workshop

A grant application workshop for Broward’s Cultural Diversity Program is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5th at 2PM and 6PM in the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave., 7th Floor Cybrary Computer Lab, Fort Lauderdale. Eligible not-for-profit cultural organizations are invited to attend. Grant awards range from $5,100 to $25,000. There is no fee for the workshop but residents are encouraged to RSVP online in advance. More…

Chill Out with Art, Music and Dance

“Cool Off” at Broward’s Main Library on Saturday, August 26th from 1 to 5PM and enjoy an afternoon of art, music and dance with DJ Mark setting the mood. Find the best deals from local record dealers at the vinyl records swap meet. Local artist Larry Joe Miller will lead us in the Bob Ross technique of painting, and dance to Bruno Mars' 24K Magic with the A360 dancers. All activities are free. More…

Things to Do at a Park Near You

Think you’re King of the Hill? On September 3rd try the King of the Hill 5K Challenge at Vista View Park in Davie, one of the toughest running events in the Southeast US with runners coming to see if they have what it takes to tackle the hills. Meet at Shelter 1 for registration. For more information, call 954-357-8898 or visit The park's regular weekend and holiday gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect. 

Test your photography skills at the Team/Family Shutterbug Photo Hunt at Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek on September 17th from 2:30 to 4:30PM. Cost is $10 a team. There will be a Nature Photography 101 class followed by a photo hunt. Teams will receive a picture to bring home in a nature frame that they decorate. Preregistration is required two weeks prior to the event. For more information or to preregister, call 954-357-5198.

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