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This Week in Broward County Government
April 17, 2015
Volume XX, No. 16
Commissioners Approve Initial Plans to Create Water Storage Facility
Broward County Commissioners have adopted a resolution that approves the initial work plans for the C-51 Reservoir, a 540-acre storage facility located in western Palm Beach County on land currently owned and mined by Palm Beach Aggregate.  The reservoir will store storm water during the rainy season to prevent flooding, and serve as a regional alternative water supply during the dry season. Phase one construction will provide capacity for water delivery of up to 35 million gallons per day. More…

Creative Investment Workshop for Broward-Based Artists 

Broward Cultural Division invites local artists to a workshop for the Third Cycle of the Creative Investment Program, on Tuesday, April 21st, 5:30PM, in the Broward County Main Library, Cybrary Computer Lab, 7th Floor, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. The purpose of the program is to assist eligible Broward-based professional artists to fund small but complete projects for which they have not received funding through other Cultural Division grant programs. Project must be an exhibition, performance or other arts activity. The workshop will provide tips on how to submit an online application. More…

It’s Eco-Fun for Everyone at Broward County Libraries
Every year on April 22nd, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day by planting trees, cleaning up their communities and more. Show your spirit in keeping our community environmentally friendly by participating in the Earth Day events at Broward County Libraries. Learn how to reduce your carbon footprint by going organic. Participate in a shark science and conservation lecture or an arts and crafts session using recycled plastic. More…

Celebrating Arts Education from Schools to Communities
Broward Cultural Division is excited to kick-off its 30th anniversary of celebrating arts teachers and arts education supporters in the County with ArtsEd Forever! Applications are now open for teachers in Broward County's public, charter and private schools to apply in each of four disciplines, Dance, Music, Theater and Visual Arts, by June 8th. As ArtsEd Forever celebrates the entire arts education community from educators and students to organizations, businesses and legislators the program will also include awards for Teaching Artist of the Year, Exceptional Arts Education Organization and Outstanding Contributions to Arts Education. More…

Things to do at a Park Near You
The 2015 aquatics season is here and it’s time to splash and play at Broward County’s Castaway Island, Paradise Cove, Splash Adventure, and Tropical Splash water parks. All parks are open on weekends and visitors now have the option to pay per entry or save by purchasing a seasonal pass. While you’re at the water park, enhance your visit by reserving a colorful, 20-foot-diameter Funbrella that can accommodate parties of up to 30 people. Coolers are now permitted in the aquatics areas - no glass containers or alcoholic beverages are allowed. To learn more about water parks amenities and other Parks events visit Broward County Parks and Recreation.

News from: "Broward 100: Celebrating the Art of Community"

Producing Local Talent for a 100 Year Celebration
Acclaimed Broadway Director Neil Goldberg and his team have the best job ever - to discover and audition the talent, resources and hidden gems in Broward County for the world-class grand finale of the County's 100th anniversary. And what a job! "I've produced shows throughout the world for more than 40 years," says Goldberg.  “What I have seen in our community during the past two weeks in more than 1,200 auditions is enough to produce the greatest Broadway-style spectacle ever." Goldberg and his team, in concert with other Broward 100 performances, events and family-friendly activities, will produce this unprecedented, Broadway-style original show as part of “Duende”, to be presented on October 2nd and 3rd, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Over the next weeks and months the excitement will build as planners do justice to what Goldberg's imagination is conjuring up for a show that is not to be missed. Stay tuned for more. To learn all about the centennial celebration visit the Broward 100 website. Get instant updates by following us on Twitter, official hashtag #Broward100, and liking us on Facebook.

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