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April 16, 2014

Miramar seeks volunteer board and committee members

Miramar is inviting residents to get involved in the decision-making process by volunteering to serve on a board and/or committee.

Members of boards and committees are appointed by the City Commission to meet, research, report their findings and make recommendations to the commission.

Interested parties must complete an advisory board application. For a list of boards, vacancies and the application, visit Additional information may be obtained by calling 954-602-3011.

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April 8, 2014

Free senior yoga classes

Seniors are encouraged to improve their flexibility and balance through Miramar's free Gentle Yoga for Seniors classes.

This new, 16-week program is for age 60 and older and is expected to help them show improvement in stress management, quality of sleep, balance and mobility. The class focuses on gentle stretches, flexibility and fall prevention.

These free classes will be offered as follows:
• Mondays and Fridays at the Miramar Multi-Service Complex, 6700 Miramar Parkway, from 11 a.m.-noon.
• Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sunset Lakes Community Center, 2801 SW 186th Ave., from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

For more information or to register, contact Stephanie McNeil at 954-889-2701 or

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April 3, 2014

Spring Flea Market vendors wanted

Vendors are wanted for Miramar's 2014 Spring Flea Market, which will raise funds for the Relay for Life.

Vendors can sell anything from new, used and vintage bric-a-brac, furniture, clothing and jewelry to arts and crafts, music, books and other treasures.

Space rental is $20 for Miramar residents, $25 for nonresidents and $40 for businesses. The flea market will be held April 26 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shirley Branca Park, 6900 Miramar Parkway.

For more information, call 954-602-3319.

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April 1, 2014

Ansin Sports Complex to hold Youth Olympic trials

Young Olympic hopefuls will show off their talents this weekend at the USA Track & Field Youth Olympic Trials at Miramar’s Ansin Sports Complex.

Throughout the two-day event, about 60 athletes ages 16 and 17 will compete in track and field events, including sprint races, relays, hurdles, middle distance track events, as well as jumping and throwing events. The competitors are from numerous countries, including Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the United States.

The complex, one of only four Class 2 internationally certified tracks in the country, was selected because of its suitability for track and field events, as well as the centralized location of the city, according to a press release. Ansin Sports Complex is at 10801 Miramar Blvd.

Admission to the event is free. For more information and a schedule of events, visit

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March 27, 2014

Guy Harvey exhibit at Miramar Cultural Center

The Miramar Cultural Trust presents "Celebration of the Sea: A Guy Harvey Exhibit," featuring works by the world-renowned marine wildlife artist, through May 31 at the Miramar Cultural Center | ArtsPark Ansin Family Art Gallery.

The exhibition showcases several of Harvey's original framed pieces and an eclectic collection of artwork on tile, canvas and giclee reproductions.

Harvey combines artistic talent with experience as a marine biologist, diver, photographer and angler to create marine wildlife art.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Miramar Cultural Center is at 2400 Civic Center Place.

For more information, visit or call 954-602-4500.

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About the Reporter

A native of Broward County, Fallan Patterson covers Pembroke Pines, Miramar and Cooper City for Community News. A Florida International University journalism graduate, she began her career as an editorial assistant at the Sun Sentinel, later covering coastal communities and condo legislation for the Hi-Riser...

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