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August 29, 2014
Volume XIX, No. 35

Broward 100 Seeks Photographers for “Inside Out” Project

Professional photographers are being sought for the Broward Cultural Division's “Inside Out” initiative, an art project that will showcase members of our community through black and white photographs displayed on large posters, mounted in public spaces and archived online.  Inspired by Parisian street artist JR, and his large-format street pastings, “Inside Out” is a global art project with participants in more than 108 countries. The goal of Broward 100 is to collectively install one of the largest of these projects.  Photographers must be 18 or older, a Broward County resident for a minimum of 12 months and have proof of residency. Applications should be submitted online by September 30th, 11:59 PM. For additional information contact Dawn Robinson or James Shermer at 954- 357-7457. More...

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend at a Park Near You
At Broward County Parks there’s something to do all year long, but as we head into the final days of summer it’s time to come out and play! This holiday weekend, join in the kickoff event for the new eNaturalist Program on Saturday, August 30th, 9-11AM, at the Woodmont Natural Area, 7250 NW 80th Ave., Tamarac. On Sunday, August 31st, take part in the Eighth Annual King of the Hill Run, 7-9AM, at Vista View Park or take a Guided Nature Hike, 10-11AM at Long Key Nature Center, 3501 SW 130th Ave., Davie. Pick up some new plants for your home at the Go Native in Broward County Plant Sale, 9AM-1PM at Secret Woods Nature Center, 2701 W State Road 84, Dania Beach, and then head to the Haitian Flag Day Event, 2-10PM, at Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill.  On Labor Day, Monday, September 1st you can splash and play at our four water parks or enjoy a family barbecue at one of our many picnic areas. Whatever your fancy - nature, culture or relaxation - you can find it at a County Park this weekend.

Get Creative During Maker's Month at Broward County Libraries
During September, Broward County Libraries will celebrate Maker's Month with free, fun events for the whole family. The Maker’s Movement, a term coined to describe the millions of people who are turning toward creating self-made products, is opening up a new world of opportunities and possibilities for anyone looking for a true hands-on experience. Do-it-Yourself can mean anything from building your own kitchen cabinets to crafting a 3D printed robot to sewing a quilt. Crafters, creators, innovators and inventors are invited to visit your Broward County Libraries this month and catch the excitement! For a complete listing of activities for Maker’s Month view the library’s calendar of events. More... 

Sunrise Dan Pearl Library to Close September 13th to October 4th for Repairs
The Sunrise Dan Pearl Library at 10500 W Oakland Park Blvd., will be closed to the public on Saturday, September 13th, through Saturday, October 4th, due to carpet replacement and moisture sealing. The library is expected to re-open on Monday, October 6th, at 10AM. Customers are encouraged to visit nearby locations at the Lauderhill Towne Centre, 6399 W. Oakland Park Blvd., 954-357-6406,Tamarac Branch, 8701 W Commercial Blvd., 954-765-1500 or West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., 954-765-1560.

News from “Broward 100: Celebrating the Art of Community"
As Broward County nears its centennial, we look to the past and celebrate the County’s rich and diverse history. Visitors and residents are often unaware of the stories behind the great cities that make up our County. With “Broward Moments,” a series of historical anecdotes, we will highlight the colorful history of our cities and unincorporated areas. The western suburbs of Coral Springs became a city on July 10, 1963. Within months, the City’s first structure, the Covered Bridge, located at NW 95th Avenue off Wiles Road, was erected. Designed by architectural engineer George Hodapp, and painted barn red, the 40-foot bridge portrayed an Old Southern aesthetic. The barn-inspired structure served as the City’s centerpiece and was part of planner James S. Hunt’s vision to create a country town.  Hunt commissioned artists to paint murals on its sides, and the famous “Sweet as a Peach” mural added quite a flair to this City link. Today, the bridge is recognized as a Florida Heritage Site Marker, for its architecture and importance to the state, and passers-by who look closely through the surrounding trees can see the restored murals.  Visit the City of Coral Springs to learn more about its history and see images of the Bridge. To learn more about the Broward 100 Centennial, visit our website or email  Get instant updates by following on, official hashtag #Broward100, and like us on

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