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Earth Day 2015Earth Day Festival at Sawgrass Sanctuary Tomorrow
Celebrate green living at our free, family-friendly Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Sawgrass Sanctuary Park (237 North New River Circle, Sunrise 33326).

Admission is FREE, and the first 1,500 people through the gates will receive a reusable shopping tote and a BPA-free water bottle. The bottles can be refilled throughout the day at the City's complimentary water station.

The City's annual Earth Day celebration features live entertainment; a Kids' Korner with children's activities, bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts and more; fantastic food and beverage vendors; unique retailers; non-profit exhibitors; and sustainability-related resources.

Don't miss our lineup of live music:
  • Randi Fishenfeld (10:30 a.m.) – Inspired electric violin
  • Justin Enco Band (11:45 a.m.) – Indie coffeehouse originals and covers
  • Albert Castiglia (1:00 p.m.) – Contemporary and old-school blues
  • Big Sky (2:30 p.m.) - High-energy alternative rock
This day of outdoor fun is sponsored by the City of Sunrise Utilities Department, All Service Refuse, Baptist Health Urgent Care-Sawgrass, and Magic 102.7.

No coolers, bottles, pets or bicycles will be allowed in the park during the Festival. For general information please call (954) 747-4600.

Community Block Party at Sam’s Club
On Saturday, April 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Sunrise Police Department will host a free afternoon of family fun at Sam's Club (13550 West Sunrise Boulevard, Sunrise 33323). This annual event features children's activities, games, public safety demonstrations, refreshments, giveaways, and live music by the Shane Duncan Band. For more information, call (954) 746-3392..

World Health OrganizationWorld Health Day Expo at Sunrise Senior Center
World Health Day is an annual, global event that focuses on a single theme of importance. Join us to learn about food safety on Tuesday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Senior Center (10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard). A speaker from the USDA will host breakout lectures on food safety for seniors. We’ll also have representatives from a variety of local healthcare organizations, plus giveaways and raffles. Complimentary refreshments will be sponsored by VITAS, Garden Plaza at Inverrary, and Baptist Health South Florida. Call (954) 746-3670 for more information.

junkHousehold Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Set for April 11
The City of Sunrise and the City of Plantation have partnered to provide residents with opportunities to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW). The next HHW drop-off event is set for Saturday, April 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Sunrise City Hall (10770 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351). This event is free for residents of Sunrise and Plantation with proof of residency. The following items will be accepted:

Aerosol Products
Automobile Batteries and Fluids
Boat Batteries and Fluids
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs)
Drain Cleaners
Fire Extinguishers
Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Tubes
Household Cleaners
Insect Killers
  Lawn Chemicals
Lighter Fluids
Mercury Thermometers
Motor Oil
Nail Polish Remover
Photography Chemicals
Pool Chemicals
Propane Tanks
Rechargeable Batteries
Rust Remover
Spot Remover
Tires (limit four)
Weed Killer
Wood Stains and Stripper  

You may also bring up to two file boxes of personal documents per household for on-site shredding. DO NOT bring explosives, biohazardous waste or business-generated waste.

The next HHW disposal event is planned for May 9 in Plantation. In addition, residents may bring HHW items to the Wheelabrator facility in Davie on select Saturdays. For details, visit or call (954) 577-1135.
Last updated: 4/3/2015 3:21:01 PM