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This Week in Broward County Government
February 27, 2015
Volume XX, No. 9
5K on the Runway to Benefit Relay for Life- Register by 3PM Today!

Broward County’s Aviation Department will open the South Runway at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport at 6AM, on Saturday, February 28th, to runners supporting the fight against cancer in our community. The first 5K Run on the new runway will benefit the American Cancer Society's  #1 fundraising event,  Relay For Life. This event will be open to the first 3,500 participants. Runners interested in joining should register onlineMore…


Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Drop-off this Sunday

Broward’s Solid Waste and Recycling Division reminds residents of Cooper City, and other participating cities of the household hazardous waste and electronics recycling event this Sunday, March 1st, 8AM to 3PM, at the Cooper City Sports Complex, 10300 Stirling Rd.  Residents may drop off leftover paint, pesticides, drain cleaners and auto fluids, as well as old TVs, computers, rechargeable batteries, DVD and VCR players, without a charge. Items dropped off are recycled, refurbished, or disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. Proof of residency in a participating city is required. For more information on items that can be dropped off visit Solid Waste and Recycling or call 954-765-4999.


AARLCC Presents “Come Dance with Me, Argentina”

Experience the beauty and passion of the tango at Destination Fridays - Argentina on March 6th, 6:30 to 9:30PM, at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy music, food and fun at this elegant event. Showcase your tango skills on the AARLCC stage or learn from pros Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez. See the works of artist Alicia Teramo while you sip and learn about the wines of Argentina. Guests are encouraged to dress in the colors of the Argentinean flag or in the signature black and red of the tango. Cost is $10 and tickets can be purchased online or paid by cash or credit card at the door. More…


Teen Tech Week Showcases Digital Resources and Services for Youth

Broward County Libraries will celebrate Teen Tech Week from March 8-14, with the theme "Libraries are for Making..." During this week teens can explore, create and share content. From maker spaces, such as the Creation Station at Main Library, to music conversion, deejaying skills and computer jewelry making, Broward County Libraries is leveraging the do-it-yourself theme to show how libraries connect in meaningful ways with teens. Visit your library during Teen Tech Week and learn about the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and college and prepare for 21st century careers. More…


Parks Special Populations and City of Tamarac Team Up for Dance Event

Broward Parks and Recreation Special Populations Section and the City of Tamarac Parks and Recreation invite young adults, 13 to 22, with developmental disabilities to the free “Go Green Dance,” from 7 to 9:30PM on Friday, March 13th, at the Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W. Commercial Blvd. It may be Friday the 13th, but participants will have the "luck of the Irish" when they attend this inaugural St. Patrick's Day celebration, slated to be an annual event. Activities will include DJ music, dancing, refreshments and a costume contest. Reservations are required, and direct supervision of participants is not provided. For more information contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or by email.


Celebrate Women's History Month at Broward County Libraries

Broward County Libraries will host a number of free events for all ages in celebration of  Women's History Month. The national theme for 2015 is "Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives," and throughout March libraries will shape those stories through educational and fun events and programs. Participants can learn, through dance, lectures, movies and more, about the great women who have shaped our county and the nation, and even have the chance to share their own stories. See outstanding displays with books about  women at the African-American Research Library & Cultural Center; learn about “Women Who Knit” and see samples of this popular fiber craft at the North Regional/Broward College Library; view the artwork of Claudia Ojeda at the South Regional/Broward College Library; and Stained Glass/Mixed Techniques by students of Adriana Matiz, and Photography by Christine Bougard at the Southwest Regional Library. More…


Copans Road Resurfacing Project Scheduled

The Broward Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division will begin resurfacing of Copans Road, between NW 3rd Avenue and Federal Highway (US 1), in Pompano Beach on March 1st. Work includes milling, resurfacing, restriping and addition of a bike lane. This project is part of the County’s Complete Streets program to enhance roadways for drivers, bikers and pedestrians. To minimize impact to nearby schools and businesses, the majority of the work will be done   between the hours of 6PM and 6AM, with one lane of traffic open in each direction. All travel lanes will remain open during the morning and evening peak traffic hours, and sidewalks will be open to pedestrians at all times. The project is scheduled for completion on April 24, 2015, barring unforeseen conditions or weather delays. For more information call the Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division at 954-357-6040.


News From: “Broward 100 Celebrating the Art of Community”

Yeehaw!  It’s the 78th Annual Orange Blossom Festival, Parade & Rodeo

Celebrate country fun at the 78th Annual Town of Davie Orange Blossom Festival on Saturday, February 28th, from 9AM to 5PM, and Sunday, March 1st, from 9AM to 5PM, at 6591 Orange Drive. Kicking off the festivities on Saturday will be the Orange Blossom Parade at 10AM. Attendees can view the parade at Davie Road between Orange Drive and S.W. 39th Street.  On Saturday, enjoy a meet-and-greet with Broward 100’s VisualEYES mural artist Andrew Reid. As part of Broward 100’s mural project, Reid was commissioned to paint a mural, honoring the past, present and future of the Town of Davie at the Old Davie School Historical Museum. Reid is looking to the community for input to enhance his design process. There will be live music on both days with the Andrew Morris Band, Relyx and Countyline Road performing on Saturday, and Sucker Punch and the Long Run on Sunday. Watch cowboys and cow gals challenge 2,000 pound bulls at 7:30PM on Saturday, and at 2PM on Sunday, in the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds. The Davie Woman’s Club will host a strawberry shortcake festival, and a variety of booths featuring arts and crafts, fine arts, and a farmers market and green fair will be onsite. Other entertainment include Cowboy Town, a Native American display and a western carriage display. Entry is free and parking is available for $5 on the festival grounds behind the Town Hall. To learn more about Broward 100 centennial celebrations visit Broward 100 website or email Broward100.  Get instant updates by following us on Twitter, official hashtag #Broward100, and liking us on Facebook.


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