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Around Town: Things to Do

Chabad of Tamarac invites everyone to “Light up the Night,” a Glow in the Dark Chanukah Party, on November 28

  • When: Saturday, November 28, 5:30 pm
  • Where: Tamarac Recreation Center, 7501 North University Drive, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • More details: Click here

What is Chanukah?

According to myjewishlearning.com, Hanukkah, (Hebrew for “dedication)” is known as the “Festival of Lights,” commemorating “the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian Greek army, and the subsequent miracle of rededicating the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and restoring its menorah, or lamp. The miracle of Hanukkah is that only one vial of oil was found with just enough oil to illuminate the Temple lamp for one day, and yet it lasted for eight full days.”

Chanukah 2021

This Chanukah may, like last year, look different than people are used to. Nevertheless, there are many creative ways to observe this time. For example, Menachem Posner provides a handy “13 Tips for an Amazing Chanukah at Home.” Here are some highlights; you can read the full article here:

  • Light the menorah each night (of course!)
  • Fry up some latkes (yum!)
  • Host a car-top menorah parade
  • Make a dreidel out of clay
  • Give a little extra to charity

Menorah Lighting and Kosher Food Tasting at Publix

  • When: Sunday, December 5, 5:00 pm
  • Where: Tamarac Town Square, 8245 NW 88th Avenue, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • More information: Visit Chabad Jewish Center of Tamarac here.

Light the Night Celebration

Join the City of Tamarac for the Christmas tree, menorah and kinara lighting

  • When: Thursday, December 2, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Where: Caporella Park, 5200 Prospect Rd, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • More details: The Light The Night Celebration will include a special appearance by Santa Claus and friends, an interactive children’s area and a holiday performance by Dwight Moment.

Save the Date: Paws with Claus

Bring your furry family members to the City’s Dog Park to enjoy the holiday fun.

  • When: Saturday, December 11, 10:00 am – Noon
  • Where: Gary B. Jones Park for People and Pups, 8101 Southgate Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33321
  • More details:
  • Best Dressed Holiday Hound Contest
  • Have your picture taken with Santa
  • Broward County Animal Care & Adoption will be at the park, for anyone interested in adopting their very own furry friend!

Reminders

Enter Your Furry Friend in Tamarac’s Cute Dog Contest: Deadline is Approaching!

Do you think you have the cutest dog in Tamarac?! Show off your pup for a chance to win a $200 Petco gift card in the Cute Dog Contest hosted by Commissioner Marlon D. Bolton.

When: Submit photo and form by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2021, to Alex.Bailey@Tamarac.org.

More information: For more information and to sign the waiver, visit www.Tamarac.org/CuteDog.

The Next Move with the Mayor is December 4

Join Tamarac Mayor Michelle J. Gomez for free outdoor fitness classes each month!

Upcoming Schedule:

  • Yoga (with Beth):
    • When: December 4, 10:30 am
    • Where: Caporella Park, 5200 Prospect Rd, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • More information: Please call (954) 597-3620.

Check out Tamarac’s “Eat Healthy, Be Active” Program

Tamarac’s Parks and Recreation invites you to attend “Eat Healthy, Be Active,” a series of community workshops designed to promote good health and reduce the risk of chronic skin disease.

Find more details here.

For more information or to be placed on the interest list, please contact (954) 597-3642.

Check out the Tamarac Farmers’ Market

  • When: Every Sunday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Tamarac Veterans Park, 7825 Southgate Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33321.
  • More details: For more information, call 954-597-3620.

City Provides Residents Free Rides to the Tamarac Farmers’ Market

  • When: On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. The shuttle service will pick up residents from their homes prior to 10:00 am; the return shuttle will leave the park at 12:00 pm.
  • Where: The Farmers Market is held at Veterans Memorial Park
  • More details: This free service is available for Tamarac Residents only
  • More information: Please call 954-597-3649.

City of Tamarac Food Pantry Open to Qualified Residents

The City’s Food Pantry is open to qualified residents the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday of every month while supplies last!

Residents can visit once a month to receive a supply of non-perishable food, such as canned vegetables, beans, fruits, meats, pasta, nut butters, jams, baby food and formula.

With COVID-19 safety in mind, the Pantry operates by appointment only on the first and second Thursday of each month. Only one member of a registered household may be served during their scheduled 30-minute session. Masks are required for the duration of each visit.

  • When: By appointment only on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday of every month, while supplies last
  • Where: Call 954-597-3626 to schedule an appointment
  • Requirements:
    • Must be a Tamarac resident
    • Must be experiencing a financial hardship
    • Must be within these income guidelines*:

Photo credit: City of Tamarac Parks and Recreation

*Per City of Tamarac

Additional Upcoming Food Distribution Events

The Korean United Methodist Church of South Florida, at 6501 W. Commercial Blvd., is hosting its food distribution events from 8:00 am – 10:30 a.m. on most Saturdays.

Note: For further details on Tamarac’s Social Services programs, visit https://www.tamarac.org/573/Social-Services.

Tamarac Community Farmers’ Market 

  • When: Every Sunday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: Veteran’s Memorial Park, 7825 Southgate Blvd., Tamarac, Florida
  • Cost: Free
  • More Information: Click here for more information.
  • More Details: The farmers’ market is a great place to shop for fresh produce, tea, honey, sauces, baked goods, hummus, pickles, and other artisanal goodies. At the market, you’ll be able to meet the producers and even sample their locally prepared, all-natural products.

Did You Know?

Sponsor a special event!

Sponsoring a special event is a great marketing approach to reach your desired audience. By partnering with the City of Tamarac, we will provide you with an avenue to promote your business and assist in increasing visibility in the community. Contact the Tamarac Parks and Recreation Department at 954-597-3624 for more information.

Concert in the Park Band Inquiries

To submit your band’s information for upcoming Concert in the Park events, please email the city and include your band’s name, music genre, and links to your website, YouTube channel, etc. Submission does not guarantee a spot in the concert line-up.

Food Truck and Food Vendor Inquiries

Submit your information by email to be put on the City’s food vendor list.

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