Lots of City Events! (Column for Parkland/Coral Springs Life)

Come enjoy a wonderful family weekend March 5-7 as Our Town America celebrates its 30th annual family festival at the Sportsplex. This event draws more than 100,000 visitors from the tri-county area every year. The festival is geared toward family fun and includes live entertainment, a food court, amusements, arts and crafts, and much more.
Festival entry is free and parking is only $5. The Sportsplex is located just east of the Sawgrass Expressway between Sample Road and Royal Palm Boulevard. For more information, please call 954-752-0126.
The Coral Springs Festival of the Arts also returns to Coral Springs for the sixth year and I hope see you all there. The event starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. on March 20 and 21 at The Walk, 2900 University Drive. For more information, visit csfoa.org or call 954-340-5992.
If you’d like to discuss issues or concerns with City staff and live in the Northside and Northeast slices, save the date for the upcoming Slice of the Springs meetings, where you’ll get a chance to interface directly with staff members from all sectors of the City, including police, fire, community development and code enforcement. On Thursday, March 11, residents from those particular slices will meet at Coral Park Elementary, 8401 Westview Drive from 7 to 9 p.m. If you can’t make it to the meeting, catch replays on CityTV, Channel 25 on Advanced Cable Communication and Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse or stream it online from CoralSprings.org.
Keeping personal paperwork with account numbers, PIN numbers and other sources of identification could lead to identity theft. Avoid becoming a victim and bring any personal documents to the City’s next Shredathon, where they will be shredded for free on site. The City’s next Shredathon event is scheduled for Saturday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to noon in front of City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road. Please note that there is a limit of five boxes or bags per person. The Shredathon is co-sponsored by the Coral Springs Police Department, Coral Springs Seniors and Law Enforcement Together, and Data Shredding Services of Ft. Lauderdale. There is no cost to drop off documents. For more information, call 954-344-1833.
In January, I attended the US Conference of Mayors and heard an inspired speech given by Mrs. Obama about her quest to combat a problem that plagues our nation – obesity. As a result, I have commenced the Mayor’s Health Challenge. I am asking you to sign up simply by emailing me at Sbrook@coralsprings.org and share with me one to three goals you have to be healthier in the next six months. For instance, you may be committed to lose ten pounds in the next ten weeks and run a marathon by June 30, like I am. I ask you to email me your goals, your deadline and then follow up with me about how you did. If you have other ideas how to make this challenge successful, please let me know. Please also join me on the next Walk With The Mayor on Sunday, March 14 at 4:30 pm at the Peace Garden right next to the Center for the Arts. We walk two to three miles and get to know others that live in our community. I hope you will join my challenge and participate in the Walk. If you have any questions, please call me at 954-757-5551.
As always, please visit www.coralsprings.org for City news and visit our Event Calendar to view the Commission’s scheduled office hours. If you haven’t already checked us out on Facebook, please do so at www.Facebook.com/CoralSprings. Feel free to email me at sbrook@coralsprings.org if there is anything I can help you with.
Mayor Scott J. Brook
City of Coral Springs
9551 W. Sample Road
Coral Springs, FL 33065
(954)344-5906 p
(954)344-1043 f
(954)494-9872 c
www.coralsprings.org