Spring into Pembroke Pines Pembroke Pines, FL… March 9, 2017…. The City of Pembroke Pines invites residents to enjoy Special Events for people of all ages. Make plans to enjoy the following nine Spring Special Events hosted by the Pembroke Pines Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. For information about special events or to become a sponsor, please call the Special Events Office at 954.392.2116 or visit www.ppines.com/specialevents .
March, April and May Special Events
The 19th Annual
Arts and Crafts Festival in the Pines
March 11, 2017 and March 12, 2017
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pembroke Pines Academic Village, 17189 Sheridan Street in Pembroke Pines.
The Festival features artists of fine arts and crafts, drawing, glass, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood, jewelry, plants and more.
A family friendly event, the Festival includes artful surprises, food, music, art activities for children and demonstrations. No pets please. For information, please call Pembroke Pines Fletcher Art & Cultural Center at 954.986.5027 or visit www.ppines.com.
15th Annual Pembroke Pines Charter School Golf Tournament
Hosted by Mayor Frank C. Ortis
March 24, 2017
The 15th Annual Pembroke Pines Charter School Golf Tournament held at the Pembroke Lakes Tennis Center and Golf Course, 10500 Taft Street includes contests, lunch, dinner, prizes, awards and more! All proceeds benefit the Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation. For information on sponsorship levels and golf registration, please contact Traci Richards at 954.435.6759 or TRichards@ppines.com
Jazz In The Pines
March 26, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The free Jazz Concert is held at William B. Armstrong Dream Park, 1700 Dykes Road - weather permitting. Free Admission. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and for your comfort bring a chair or blanket. No pets please. Sponsored by Memorial Hospital West featuring the sounds of Elements of Jazz Band. For additional information, contact the Special Events Office at 954.392.2116.
18th Annual Pembroke Pines Relay for Life
March 31, 2017 and April 1, 2017
The 16-hour event at the Walter C. Young Middle School, 901 NW 129 Avenue, 33026 begins at 5:00 p.m. on March 31st and ends at 9:00 a.m. on April 1st. Gather friends, neighbors and form a team or join The Mayor’s Gang. Cancer Survivors, Caregivers, family and friends are invited to help find a cure for cancer. No pets please. Register a team by calling 954.200.7534. To join The Mayors Gang team, please contact Francie Novo at 954.392.2116 or FNovo@ppines.com
Seventh Annual Pill Box Pharmacies Flamingo Strut 5K and Fun Run Sunday - April 2, 2017
Register on March 16, 2017 and Save $10!
Race begins at Flamingo Park - 1900 N.W. 122nd Terrace adjacent to the Pill Box Pharmacies and Medical Supplies Taft Street location. The first 400 people who register at www.active.com and type in Pill Box Pharmacies Flamingo Strut 5K will receive a Flamingo Strut 5K shirt. Race Fees: $25.00 per person pre-registration or $30.00 per person on race day. Fun Run fee for children ages nine and younger is $10.00. Race packet pick-up begins at 6:00 a.m. The 5K begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the Kids Fun-Run Flamingo Strut at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Pembroke Pines Charter School Foundation. No pets please. The 5K course is measured and certified to USATF specifications. The 5K is timed by Split Seconding Timing. Race day information including results and photos will be available at www.splitsecondtiming.com. For additional information, please contact Francie Novo at 954.392.2116 or FNovo@ppines.com
Sundaes with the Bunny on SaturdayMake your Own Sundae at the Pembroke Pines Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center Campus, 301 NW 103rd Avenue. Tickets are required for every attendee. Fee: $6.00 for residents and $8.00 non-residents. Limited seating available. Ticket includes the Make your Own Sundae topping buffet, Holiday Show, Games and Prizes and a visit with Peter Rabbit. No pets please. Tickets are now on sale. For additional information, please call 954.392.2116.
April 8, 2017
2:00 p.m. SHARP until 4:00 p.m.
Two Annual Egg Hunts Don't leave home without your basket! Egg Hunts are held at Pines Recreation Center, 7400 Pines Boulevard and Pembroke Shores Park, 501 SW 172nd Avenue. No pets please. The free event for children ages 12 and younger includes an egg hunt, face painting, bounce houses, and a visit from Peter Rabbit. Bring a basket. Hop by early, the egg hunt line begins at 9:30 a.m. Egg Hunts feature over 26,000 eggs per location (52,000 eggs)! For additional information, contact the Special Events Office at 954.392.2116.
April 15, 2017
New time 10:00a.m. Sharp!
Pines Day 57th Birthday Celebration and
Kids Konnection Business Expo
April 22, 2017
12 noon to 6:00 p.m.
A full day of FREE family fun celebrating the City of Pembroke Pines 57th Birthday on the grounds of the new Pembroke Pines City Center,
601 City Center Way. Entertainment includes free children’s rides, Royal Court Pageant Contests for Little Miss Sweetheart Pageant (3-5 years), Young Jr Miss (6-8 years), Junior Miss (9-12 years) and Miss (13-16 years), Kids Konnection Business Expo, Children’s Stage Performances, Ten Foot Cake Cutting Ceremony, Food Truck Invasion. No pets please. For additional information, contact Francie Novo at 954.392.2116 or FNovo@ppines.com
Mayor’s Second Annual Chess Challenge
May 20, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Free event held at the Pembroke Lakes Golf Club 19 Restaurant, 10500 Taft Street is for players of all ages and skills. Guests will enjoy playing chess with Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis and City Commissioners, and officials from Broward County in support of Scholastic Chess. No pets please. For additional information, please contact Tom Joyce at 954.392.2127 or by email at TJoyce@ppines.com
Free transportation via the Pembroke Pines Community Bus Service is available Monday through Saturday to some locations below. Please view the bus routes to determine the schedule best for you at www.ppines.com, select City Departments, click on Community Services, then Transportation.
Valerie L. Moran