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Word Up! 2017Rep Your School at Word Up!
The City’s ninth annual poetry slam is set for Wednesday, December 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Hear some of the best spoken-word artists from high schools across Broward County compete for cash prizes and bragging rights.

This year’s poets include:
  • Amayah Morales, Piper High
  • Ismael Timane, Piper High
  • Jadon Polydore, Hollywood Hills High
  • Joseph Jean, Piper High
  • Laudz Fenelus, Hollywood Hills High
  • Lucia Vieites, Charles W. Flanagan High
  • Nyah Hardmon, Cypress Bay High
  • Ramis Hashmi, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
  • Sydnie Cohen, Cypress Bay High
We’ll also have intermission entertainment and an Audience Choice award. Word Up! is presented in collaboration with the Jason Taylor Foundation and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. Reserved seating is just $5 per ticket. Call the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office (954-747-4646), or visit

Drive In 2015Drive-In Movie on Friday, January 5
The City of Sunrise will host a Drive-In Movie on Friday, January 5, at Markham Park (16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, 33326). Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the film starts at 6:30 p.m. Early arrival is strongly recommended. Admission is free!

Our animated feature presentation, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, is rated PG and produced by DreamWorks Animation. Come along for the adventure as two elementary school pranksters hypnotize their principal into thinking he is Captain Underpants, a superhero who fights crime in his underwear.

Enjoy the show from the comfort of your car, or bring your lawn chair and grab a spot up front. (Audio will be broadcast via radio frequency.) Food vendors will be available, along with a children’s fun zone.

The Sunrise Drive-In Movie is presented in partnership with Broward County Parks & Recreation. Call the City’s Leisure Services Department for more information: (954) 747-4600. 

Taste of Sunrise logoVendors Wanted for "Taste of Sunrise"
The City’s inaugural Taste of Sunrise event is set for Wednesday, January 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard).

Restaurant owners: Don't miss this opportunity to promote your establishment, meet and attract new customers, and show off your culinary skills. It's free to register! Complete our Taste of Sunrise application (available at and submit it no later than Friday, December 22. Please call Marisa at (954) 747-4642 with any questions, or email

Foodies (and everyone with an appetite): Enjoy samples from local restaurants and celebrate the diverse cultures and flavors they represent. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $20 at the door. Visit the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office or call (954) 747-4646.

Please note that this event was rescheduled from its original date of September 22. Previously-purchased tickets will be honored.

Youth BaseballRegister Now for Youth Recreation Baseball & Softball
It’s time for another exciting season of America’s pastime! Registration is open through Friday, January 5. Here’s a quick overview of the program:

Players. Boys and girls age 4 to 16 will be drafted on teams based on their age and skill level, as determined by player ratings. (Call 954-747-4600 for a ratings schedule.)

Games and Practices. Our Youth Recreation Baseball & Softball season runs from February to May. Practices will tentatively begin on February 5, and are typically held on weeknights at 6:00 p.m. or later, and on weekends. Teams will practice two or three times per week before the beginning of season. Depending on the Division, games will be played on one weeknight and on a Saturday or Sunday.

Cost. Registration is $75 for Sunrise residents and $110 for non-residents. The City of Sunrise provides each player with a shirt, pants/shorts, socks, and a team ball cap. Players must supply a glove. Rubber molded cleats are also recommended.

Sign up now! Call the City of Sunrise Leisure Services Department for more information, and to register: (954) 747-4600.

Conservation PaysConservation Pays! Save Money with Toilet Rebates
Sunrise is one of 17 city and water utility partners in Broward County participating in Conservation Pays - a multi-year program that provides rebates and other water conservation tools and tips. Qualifying Sunrise Water Utility customers – including those in single-family homes, multi-family units, commercial buildings and not-for-profit agencies – are encouraged to take advantage of the following benefits:

Toilet Rebates. While supplies last, eligible Sunrise Water Utility customers can receive rebates of up to $100 per toilet for replacing older (pre-1994) qualifying toilets with WaterSense® certified toilets (regular or dual flush) that use no more than 1.28 gallons per flush. Homeowners can receive up to two rebates per household. Commercial, institutional, not-for-profit and multi-family properties can receive five rebates with the option to request more. You must apply and be approved for your rebate BEFORE purchasing a new toilet: Register online at or call (800) 270-9794.

Free Shower Heads and Faucet Aerators. Kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators, and showerheads, are available free to Sunrise Water Utility customers. These devices (which maintain good water pressure) can help you save on your water bill and your water heating costs!

Faucet aerators and showerheads are available for pickup Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the City of Sunrise Utility Administration Building (777 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway). Please bring your water bill and a photo ID that shows your address. If you do not receive a direct water bill, please bring proof of address.

Commercial property owners and multi-family complexes may request these devices in bulk. For details, please contact the City of Sunrise Utilities Department: (954) 888-6000.

Restaurant Pre-Rinse Spray Valves. The pre-rinse operation in a commercial kitchen can account for 30% of all water used in a restaurant. Installing a new pre-rinse spray valve (1.6 gallons per minute, 60 PSI) can lead to significant savings! While supplies last, pre-rinse spray valves are available free for commercial kitchens. Contact the City of Sunrise Utilities Department for details: (954) 888-6000.

To learn more about the program, visit – or call Broward County at (800) 270-9794, or the City of Sunrise Utilities Department at (954) 888-6000.
Last updated: 12/15/2017 11:03:03 AM