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Earth Air WaterArt Gallery Reception on November 21
The Sunrise Civic Center Gallery is hosting a free opening reception for its latest exhibit, “Earth-Air-Water,” featuring the work of Melani Kane Brewer. Meet this talented artist and enjoy light refreshments on Friday, November 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Nature has always been an important theme in the life and art of Brewer, a “naturalist in fiber.” Her detailed, multi-dimensional creations preserve species on the path to extinction.

“Earth-Air-Water” will be on display through December 27. The Gallery is located at 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351. Admission is free. Call (954) 747-4641 for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off
Set for October 25

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, November 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the City of Plantation Public Works Compound (750 NW 91st Avenue, Plantation 33324). 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  

DO NOT bring explosives, biohazardous waste or business-generated waste. For more information, visit or call (954) 577-1135.


On The Edge logoCall for Entries: Juried Art Exhibit for Teens
The City of Sunrise Art Gallery is hosting "On the Edge" - a juried exhibit showcasing the work of Broward teens. The exhibit will be on display from January 8 through January 31, 2015, and a free opening reception will be held on Friday, January 23, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in conjunction with the City's Lyrical Lounge Teen Open Mic Night.

Submission requirements are as follows:

  • Artists must live in Broward County and be enrolled in high school for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Art will be accepted in these categories: graphic design, digital media, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pencil, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.
  • Each entry must be an original work completed within the last two years.
  • A maximum of two works per artist will be accepted. A separate entry form is required for each piece.
  • Two-dimensional artwork must be dry, framed, and wired for hanging with screw eyes and wire (no saw-tooth hangers). Three-dimensional artwork must have front/back orientation indicated.
Artists will have two opportunities to bring their work and completed entry forms to the Sunrise Civic Center (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351):
  • Wednesday, December 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery (first floor)
  • Thursday, December 18, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Leisure Services Department (second floor)
“On the Edge” will be juried by Tennille Shuster, M.F.A., Associate Professor, Division of Performing and Visual Arts, Nova Southeastern University; and Vincent Villanueva, Graphic Design Specialist, City of Sunrise.

First, Second and Third Place will be awarded in each category, (unless too few entries are received), and Best in Show will be selected. Stay tuned for prize information.

Please download our application/entry form prior to intake. For more information call (954) 747-4661.


Temporary Closure of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library
The Sunrise Dan Pearl Library (10500 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351) will be closed to the public through Sunday, December 14, for carpet replacement and moisture sealing. The library is expected to re-open on Monday, December 15, at 10:00 a.m.

During the temporary closure, customers are encouraged to visit nearby Broward County Library locations, including:

Lauderhill Towne Center Library
6399 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderhill 33313; (954) 357-6406
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Closed Friday and Sunday

Tamarac Library
8701 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac 33351; (954) 765-1500
Hours: Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday,
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Closed Sunday

West Regional Library
8601 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation 33324; (954) 765-1560
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For online access to library resources anytime, anywhere, visit BCL WOW - Broward County Library Without Walls.

Biccycle Pedestrian & Trails Master PlanComment on Our Draft Sunrise Bicycle and Pedestrian Greenways and Trails Master Plan
The draft Sunrise Bicycle and Pedestrian Greenways and Trails Master Plan is available online for review and comment. Browse the document at

If you have input you would like to share regarding the draft plan, please email  no later than Monday, November 24

The plan’s purpose is to guide the development, improvement and connection of new and existing sidewalks, bike lanes, paths, greenways and amenities. When implemented, the plan will make walking and biking in our City more convenient, comfortable, fun and safe. Greenways and trails will also contribute to environmental conservation, recreation and fitness opportunities, tourism, education, and a sense of community and well-being throughout Sunrise. 

Last updated: 11/21/2014 4:37:51 PM