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This Week in Broward County Government
April 22, 2016
Volume 22, No. 15
County Parks Announce Summer Camping Specials
Rough it in your own backyard for a little natural staycation. Take advantage of summer specials at our park campgrounds from May 1st through September 5th (Labor Day). T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park in Hollywood will offer its popular Find Your Getaway Special which features $30-per-night sites seven days a week for up to four campers, plus an option for two additional campers at $3 each. The four registered primary campers per party are eligible for four free admissions to the park's Castaway Island water park. Additional campers pay the regular water-park admission fee. More...

Wear Denim on Tuesday
Tuesday, April 26th is Denim Day in Broward County and the Nancy J. Cotterman Center, Broward County's only certified Rape Crisis and Child Advocacy Center, invites all residents to wear denim that day to bring attention to sexual assault and child abuse. This visible show of support encourages everyone to talk about the issues, correct the misconceptions and no longer tolerate the silence that can lead to violence. More...

Session Set for Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute
Broward Cultural Division will conduct an informational session ahead of the annual Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI), which convenes this summer beginning June 4th. The session will be held Tuesday, April 26th at 6PM in conjunction with the South Florida Artists Association, Inc. Artist "Meet-up" at Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE 1st Street in Pompano Beach. Participants will learn about the AEI and the various services the Broward Cultural Division offers to artists in the region. More...

Keep Up with the County Commission
County Commission meetings are televised live on participating cable channels on Tuesdays beginning at 10AM. Public Hearings are also televised beginning at 2PM. You can also view meetings online in a larger screen viewing format or on Broward County's Video Central, live and on demand. If you miss the County Commission meetings, including Public Hearings, they are also rebroadcast on participating cable channels beginning each Friday at 5:30PM. Visit the County Commission’s meeting web page for all your options.

Help Available for High School Seniors and their Parents
Too often parents and students worry that they can't complete the college admissions process, can't pay the bills or even handle the classes. Broward County Library's EMU (Educate, Motivate, YOU) College Club is designed to help high school seniors and their parents build a roadmap to college with support from trained counselors. Come experience what they have to offer at a free seminar this Saturday from 10AM to 5PM, at the Lauderdale Lakes Library, 3580 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes. More...

Things to Do at a Park Near You

Learn the 4 Hs at the Broward Science Day
Broward County 4-H's Broward Science Day is a one-day mini-camp that allows children ages 5 to 10 learn, explore and have fun with a parent or guardian. Children will participate in fun experiments, activities, and craft projects led by teen and adult 4-H volunteers and staff. Activities will highlight different science-based 4-H project areas. Lunch is included and children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us Saturday, May 14th from 10AM to 3PM, Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center - Hurricane House, 3205 College Ave., Davie. Fees and deadlines apply and parents may pre-order lunch. More...

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