Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 5/15/15

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Friday, 05/15/2015 – 05/15/2015 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
gardenparty_588x441Woodlands Country Club
4600 Woodlands Boulevard,
tamarac, Florida 33317
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Cost: Free

WHAT: This May, Broward Meals on Wheels will celebrate the individuals who donate the gift of time to their mission. Volunteers are truly the backbone of the organization, with nearly 600 individuals donating more than 47,000 hours annually in the fight to end hunger. On May 15, 2015, they are honoring these dedicated volunteers at the 7th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. Current event sponsors include: AHS Income Tax Systems, Merit Pharmacy, Nationwide Auto Guard, Senior Medical Associates and Speedy Print.

WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Woodlands Country Club
4600 Woodlands Boulevard
Tamarac, FL 33317

COST: FREE for all organization volunteers / $25 for guests and non-volunteers

RSVP: To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit bmow.org or call 954.714.6922.

KCC Productions presents LeNard Rutledge in Cole Porter and Friends 2/28/15

KCC Productions presents LeNard Rutledge in Cole Porter and Friends
Saturday, 02/28/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:30 pm
lenard-2015bSunrise Civic Center Theater
10610 W Oakland Park Blvd,
Sunrise, Florida 33351
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Cost: $15

Feb 28 at 8 PM
Sunrise Civic Center Theater
10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard

Miami-born LeNard Rutledge brings his robust vocals to the Sunrise Civic Center Theater in an evening of classic songs by Cole Porter and others of the era. Often compared to legendary Lou Rawls, Rutledge’s silky voice is backed up by a group led by Jim Gasior. In response to the 2006 release of his first independent album, Hello World, the Miami New Times voted Rutledge Best Jazz Artist of the Year. Rutledge’s silky voice and classy elegance have made him one of the most sought-after vocal talents in contemporary jazz.

Tickets are $15 ($10 for kids) at 954-747-4646 or sunrisefl.gov

Jokes out the Jazz 3/7/15

Jokes out the Jazz
Saturday, 03/07/2015 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
1907941_10205017828858249_7985470815023132098_nSunrise Civic Center
10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard,
Sunrise, Florida 33351
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Cost: 20.00

Use Promo code ‘Manny’ and get 1/2 off ticket price!

If your in the mood to laugh check out the Jokes out the Jazz Comedy Show on Saturday, March 7th. Were bringing you the best Comedy South Florida has to Offer Starring Manny Garavito, Jett Wilson , Kang Rick, Perry Sak, Ridiculous, Success Jr, Plus Pierre and Instagram Celebrity Tonio Skits. This will be a sold out event so please get your tickets fast.

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy 9/18/14

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
Thursday, 09/18/2014 – 09/28/2014 07:00 pm –
CharacterLogo_D29BBB&T Center
1 Panther Pkwy,
Sunrise, Florida 33323
Webpage Link


MIAMI (AUG. 29, 2014) — Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy comes to South Florida! This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars and Toy Story 3 and Disney’s Tinker Bell and The Little Mermaid.
Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy is performing in Sunrise, Fla. at the BB&T Center Sept. 18-21 and in Miami, Fla. at the AmericanAirlines Arena Sept. 24-28.
Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into The Little Mermaid’s enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies as they reveal the magic that lies within! The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever!
From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy with dazzling skating, special effects and beloved characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.
Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy start at $16 and are available at the BB&T Center and AmericanAirlines Arena box offices, through Ticketmaster and online at www.disneyonice.com.

Show times:
BB&T Center –
Thursday, September 18 __________ 7 p.m.
Friday, September 19 __________ 10:30 a.m.
Friday, September 19 __________ 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 20 __________ 11 a.m.
Saturday, September 20 __________ 3 p.m.
Saturday, September 20 __________ 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 21 __________ 1 p.m.
Sunday, September 21 __________ 5 p.m.
AmericanAirlines Arena –
Wednesday, September 24 __________ 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 25 __________ 7 p.m.
Friday, September 26 __________ 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 27 __________ 11 a.m.
Saturday, September 27 __________ 3 p.m.
Saturday, September 27 __________ 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 28 __________ 1 p.m.
Sunday, September 28 __________ 5 p.m.

To discover more about Disney On Ice, log on to www.disneyonice.com, or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

StyleLuxe Beauty and Fashion Mixer 6/22/14

StyleLuxe Beauty & Fashion “Mixer”
Sunday, 06/22/2014 – 06/22/2014 03:00 pm – 06:30 pm
New-Image1New River Civic Center
60 Western Rd,
Sunrise, Florida 33326
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Cost: Free

Come mix,mingle sip & shop all for a good cause at the StyleLuxe Beauty & Fashion Mixer
Come join us for an afternoon of refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres
Giveaways and Raffle’s
Fashion shows
Food for purchase
Make up demonstration
Hair demonstration
Photographer on site

Vendors providing beauty fashion and health & MORE
Enter your chance to win some great prizes

This event is sponsored by the Women In Distress Organization $1-5 dollar donations are gladly appreciated as proceeds will be given to the Women In Distress Foundation, kids are free.
For more info please email [email protected]

Andrea Bocelli at BB&T On Valentine’s Day 2014 2/14/14

Andrea Bocelli at BB&T On Valentine’s Day 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014, 8 p.m.
BB& T Center
1 Panther Pkwy
Sunrise, FL 33323

World renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will give a new and exclusive Valentine’s Day performance at the BB&T Center (@theBBTCenter) on Friday, February 14. The concert will mark the singer’s fifth consecutive year performing in South Florida at the BB&T Center and his third show that lands on Valentine’s Day (2011, 2012 and 2014). The performance will feature songs from his brand new album “Love In Portofino” in addition to a captivating mix of arias, famed love songs, and Bocelli classics.

“We are thrilled and honored to welcome Andrea Bocelli back to his favorite South Florida venue for the fifth consecutive season,” said Sunrise Sports & Entertainment President Michael R. Yormark. “After sold out shows over the past years, the demand for a return performance has been overwhelming.”

Bocelli, who is currently touring to Europe, Asia Central America, and Mexico, has recently planted roots in South Florida. In 2013, the famed singer held a surprise performance during Christmas mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Miami Beach since he now spends time in Miami at his new home in South Florida. Bocelli’s Valentine’s Day performance this year will certainly be one close to home.

4th annual Broward AWARE! Protecting Our Children awareness campaign press conference 1/9/14

4th annual Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children awareness campaign press conference
Thursday, 01/09/2014 – 10:00 am – 11:00 am
JulieHeadshotARC Broward
10250, NW 53rd Street,
Sunrise, Florida 33351
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Author Looks To Provide Voice Regarding Childhood Sexual Abuse

Miami-FL-Every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted. Author, childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivor and activist Julie Marie Mansfield is set to kick-off her Catalyst Series that will help engender meaningful dialogue and healing to those impacted by CSA. Mansfield will speak at the 4th annual Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children awareness campaign press conference on January 9, 2014, at 10am at (ARC Broward-10250, NW 53rd Street, Sunrise, FL 33351). Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children’s awareness campaign ensures Broward County families, educators, media, law enforcement and all stakeholders use and share resources that make it possible for children to safely realize their full potential, hopes and dreams.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before age 18, and only 20% of these cases are reported to the police. Ninety-three percent of children know and trust their abusers.

To help reignite the dialogue about the pervasiveness of CSA, Mansfield recently released her book Maybe God Was Busy (Amazon.com). The book traces her journey growing up behind the tourist veil of Jamaica, one of the most beloved islands in the world. It is a raw, unaltered look at an idyllic childhood interrupted by constant sexual abuse. From molestation, to incest, to sex with the “church brother,” to sex with the voodoo practitioner charged with saving a dying brother, to a pregnancy and abortion—sans anesthesia—at age 15, everything is revealed. Maybe God Was Busy is truly raw and authentic—a memoir saturated with abuse, survival, forgiveness, triumph and redemption—and yes laughter.

Mansfield’s Catalyst Series will include talks and book readings throughout the United States, the UK and the Caribbean, and will to inspire communities to mobilize to educate, empower and become agents of change to protect and prevent all children from CSA.

“The more we remain silent, the more predators attack. Silence is a breeding ground, telling people who prey on kids that we are all complicit in their crimes,” Mansfield says. “By openly and honestly discussing the ravages of CSA, we can and will bring change to how victims heal, how they shake the shame and guilt so often associated with CSA.”

Maybe God Was Busy is being hailed by critics as a major work in exposing childhood sexual abuse, constant sexual abuse and incest. Amazingly the book also finds ways of expressing humor as Mansfield does in her workshops, even while battling these horrific manifestations.

Since she wrote the book many persons; men and women; have come out of the shadows of shame and hurt and thanked her for giving them inspiration. For more information about Julie Mansfield and Give me Dignity, visit www.givemedignity.org.
Media inquiries: Harris Public Relations at 786.897.8854 or [email protected]

About Children’s Service Council of Broward
The CSC’s focus is Broward’s children. We are a special government created by the voters of Broward County in September 2000 to provide leadership, coordination and funding for services for and on behalf of children.
For information call Andrew Leone at 954.377.1119 or visit www.211-broward.org and www.cscbroward.org.

The partners for the 4th annual Broward AWARE! Protecting OUR Children awareness campaign include Children’s Services Council, Department of Children and Families, ChildNet, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Healthy Families, Broward County Public Schools, Broward County Nancy J. Cotterman Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Broward County Human Trafficking Coalition, HandsOn Broward, Children’s Home Society, Legal Aid of Broward County, Guardian Ad Litem, Children’s Diagnostics and Treatment Center, 2-1-1 Broward, ARC Broward and more.