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Home Education Around Town: Things to Do

Around Town: Things to Do

Free COVID Testing Closing Today: Today is the last day of the free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th Street, Tamarac, FL 33321.

This Saturday: City of Tamarac Black History Month Celebration

  • When: February 26, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Where: Caporella Park, 5200 Prospect Rd, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • Cost: Free
  • More details: This fun event will include entertainment by:
  • Please note: there is limited on-site parking. Use the free shuttle bus from the Christian Life Center, 2699 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL 33309

Mind-Cleansing Meditation: In-Person and Online

  • When: Beginning Friday March 4 and reoccurring at 11:00 am on the first and third Friday of each month
  • Where:
    • In-Person: Tamarac Community Center, 8601 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL 33351
    • Online: Participants will be provided with an access link following pre-registration. Internet access and a quiet space is required.
  • More details:
    • Enjoy learning about the purpose and process of meditation, to be followed by a guided 30-minute meditation session.
    • Space is limited.
    • Advance registration is required for in-person and virtual sessions by calling (954) 597-3642.

Positive Adjustment and Support Group: In-Person and Online

  • When: Beginning Monday March 7 and reoccurring at 11:00 am every Monday from 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Where:
    • In-Person: Tamarac Community Center, 8601 West Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL 33351
    • Online: Participants will be provided with an access link following pre-registration. Internet access and a quiet space is required.
  • More details:
    • Sessions are led by a licensed mental health therapist
    • Participants will learn strategies to cope with life changes
    • Space is limited.
    • Advance registration is required for in-person and virtual sessions by calling (954) 597-3642.
    • More information is available here.

Reminders

Groove on the Grass – Concerts in the Park

Groove on the grass and enjoy live music from local bands.

  • When: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on:
    • Friday, March 4th: Motown Magic (Motown)
    • Friday, April 1st: Musix Groove (Latin)
    • Friday, May 6th: Turnstiles (Billy Joel Tribute)
  • Where: Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th Street, Tamarac, FL 33321  
  • Cost: Free
  • More details:
    • Bring your lawn chairs or blankets
    • Food will be available for purchase

Movies in the Park

Enjoy a free big screen movie in the park.

  • When:
    • March 11th, 7pm: Space Jam 2
    • April 8th, 8pm: Peter Rabbit 2
    • May 13th, 8pm: Encanto
  • Where: Tamarac Sports Complex, 9901 NW 77th Street, Tamarac, FL 33321  
  • Cost: Free
  • More details:
    • Bring your lawn chairs or blankets
    • Movies begin at sundown

The Next Move with the Mayor is March 12

Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Put yourself at a lower risk for these diseases by being active for at least 30 minutes a day. Come out to Mainlands Park Saturday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m., to join Mayor Michelle J. Gomez for a morning of Body Sculpting, and mark your calendars for more fun and healthy events.

Upcoming Move with the Mayor Events

  • Body Sculpting with Gazelle
    • When: March 12, 10:30 am
    • Where: Water’s Edge Park, 7508 NW 61st Street, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • Zumba with Maria
    • When: April 29, 6:00 pm
    • Where: Tamarac Sports Complex Field 5, 9901 NW 77th Street, Tamarac, FL 33321
  • Jazzercise with Warren
    • When: May 20, 6:00 pm
    • Where: Caporella Aquatic Center Pavilion, 9300 NW 58th Street, Tamarac, FL 33321

Youth Basketball Registration Continues

  • When:
    • Registration began on January 3, 2022
    • Practice begins the week of Tuesday March 22
    • Games begin on April 2
  • Where: Player evaluations will take place at the Tamarac Community Center, 8601 W. Commercial Boulevard, Tamarac, FL 33351
  • Cost:
    • $85 Resident
    • $100 Non-resident
  • More information: click here

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 Tamarac Veterans Park, 7825 Southgate Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33321.
  • More details: This free service is available for Tamarac Residents only
  • More information: Please call 954-597-3649.

Check Out More Great City Activities

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.

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.

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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