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Despite factors such as the economy, joblessness and a migration of homeless during the winter, Hollywoods Police Department (HPD) continues to make strides in reducing crime. Hollywoods total violent crime rate decreased 4 percent from 2007 to 2008, according to the latest information available from a Municipal Uniform Crime Report, a report system that allows the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to provide standardized reports on crime statistics based on validated numbers. The report indicates a decrease in the violent crimes of forcible sex offenses and robberies, but an increase in aggravated assaults. The total non-violent crime rate, comprised of burglary, thefts, motor vehicle burglary and motor vehicle theft, increased 5 percent from 2007 to 2008. Hollywood Police Chief Chadwick Wagner contributed the decrease in the total violent crime rate to the increase in street patrolling. In 2007, the Hollywood Police Department, which contains crime unit, he said, but after shiftbranches of the department to patrol, they currently have four. Seven of those 24 designated Neighborhood Team Leaders (NTLs). NTLs work with their areas Crime Watch organizations, homeowners associations and commissioners to identify and resolve the problems and concerns of residents and visitors. We publicly acknowledged that we had a crime problem (in 2007), Chief Wagner said. We dont make any excuses here. But our numbers consistently decreased in our violent crimes since then. According to comparisons of January through June 2008 to January through June 2009, the report shows a 21 percent Hollywood Police DepartmentUCR Semi-Annual Part 1 Crime Statistics Comparison of Nearby Coastal Cities January 1-June 30, 2009 to January 1-June 30, 2008 20092008%20092008%20092008%20092008%Homicide 440%20NC68-25%01-100% Forcible Rape 2137-43%9580%3660-40%27-71%Other sex offenses not includedRobbery 171225-24%58572%365453-19%4871-32% Aggravated Assault* 149169-12%948116%37433412%117142-18% Total Violent Crimes 345435-21%16314314%781855-9%167221-24% Burglary 7787691%142171-17%1382116718%146187-22%Includin g attem p tsLarceny (Theft) 21692400-10%471556-15%32693382-3%574636-10%Iincludes M.V. Bur g lar y p er UCR re q uirementsMotor Vehicle Theft 317396-20%867219%343442-22%6290-31% Total Non-Violent Crimes 32643565-8%699799-13%499449910%782913-14% Sum of Violent and Nonviolent Offenses Jan June 2009 Jan June 2008%Jan June 2009 Jan June 2008%Jan June 2009 Jan June 2008%Jan June 2009 Jan June 2008%36094000-10%862942-8%57755846-1%9491134-16%January-June DANIA BEACH January-June HOLLYWOOD HALLANDALE January-June January-June FT. LAUDERDALE SEMI-ANNUAL CRIME STATISTICS Humane Society offers low-cost vaccination clinics in early 2010.8 The Relay for Life community event activities include live music and entertainment, a 5K run, a health fair and a dunk-tank featuring Mayor Peter Bober. By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent Florida lawmakers are hopeful that the SunRail bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Charlie Crist last month will clear the way for a high-speed commuter train line in Central Florida that could extend to Miami in the future. Florida is seeking $2.6 billion in federal stimulus money for the construction and operation of a commuter train that would exceed speeds of 110 mph and link Orlando with Lakeland and Tampa starting as early as 2012. The Obama administration has set aside $8 billion for highspeed rail projects. Meanwhile, transit administrators are reviewing applications from nearly 40 states and Washington, D.C., for rail money totaling close to $60 billion. The money is part of the federal governments $787 billion stimulus bill intended to create new jobs. Floridas two U.S. senators and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, had warned that Florida would not qualify for federal funding unless the state supported in-state commuterrail projects with a high-speed system linked to commuter rail. Florida lawmakers on Dec. 8 endorsed a commuter train for Central Florida and agreed to pay more for commuter rail service in South Florida, thereby potentially improving the states chances of winning federal funding for high-speed rail. The new law will help underwrite operations of the commuter line in South Florida, increasing the states current $27 million annual subsidy by up to $15 million in gas-tax money. The SunRail law also shifts $60 million to rail projects from other transportation spending starting in 2014 and provides for the creation of two new state entities to plan and oversee passenger rail systems across Florida. Supporters of the rail legislation say it also increases the potential for SunRail, Tri-Rail and a high-speed rail line to generate thousands of new jobs in a state with some 1 million unemployed residents. Crist signed the rail bill into law on Dec. 16 at signing ceremonies in Tallahassee; in Tampa, at the future site of the Tampa High Speed rail station; at Orlandos historic Church Street Station; and at the Tri-Rail stop for the Fort LauderdaleHollywood International Airport. Crist said the SunRail bill could set the stage for commuter trains in diverse metro areas such as Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and South Florida that could someday all be connected by high-speed rail. The governor called the outcome of the legislative special session a brave and historic step to transform Floridas future not only as it relates to transpor tation in our state, but also for the employment and eco-S UNR A IL U P D A TE C ONT. ON PA GE 8 C RIME U P D A TE C ONT. ON PA GE 6 BRETT DALY ASSOCIATE EDITOR HOLLYWOOD POLICE CHIEF CHAD W AGNERPolice Chief Chad Wagner leads HPD to reduce crime Figures show reduction in violent crimes Florida seeks 2.6 billion in stimulus for high-speed rail 8 6White Orchid Pharmacy offers both traditional prescriptions and holistic alternatives at 2328B Hollywood Blvd.PHOTO BY TOM OLSENMORE THAN A DRUGSTORE LOW-COST VACCINATIONS IN THIS ISSUE YOUR ULTIMATE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS HOLL YWOOD 3363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021 www.hollywoodgazette.comPOSTMASTER: TIME SENSITIVE MA TERIAL. Call 954-962-8180 for a FREE subscription PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 1498 SO FL, FL 3363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021

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decrease in total violent crimes and an 8 percent decrease in non-violent crimes. Statistics for the remainder of 2009 are not yet available. We hit the streets hard, Chief Wagner said regarding the comparison. Our focus for next year is burglaries. We have to start addressing the rise in residential burglaries. On a national scale, Hollywood ranked No. 250 out of 393 cities for the lowest crime rates, according to City Crime Rankings 2009-2010: Crime in Metropolitan America, a study complied by criminologists based on 2008 data. The report, issued by the independent publisher CQ Press in Washington, D.C., focused on cities with populations higher than 75,000 and evaluated them based on six categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft. Hollywood scored higher than the national average in each category except aggravated assault. And, of the 27 cities listed from Florida, Hollywood landed in the middle as the 13th safest. The study declared Coral Springs as the safest city in Florida (rated No. 48 in the nation), and Orlando as the city with the highest Floridian crime rate (rated No. 377 in the nation). The study, however, does not address variables such as geographic and demographic factors in its compilation and uses invalidated numbers, facts Assistant Police Chief Louis Granteed said makes it inaccurate. South Florida is a very unique area, Chief Wagner said in response to the national study. Its not fair to compare us to other places in the country. He said factors like tourism, water ways, demographics and motels differentiate Hollywood from cities across the nation. In a comparison of the nearby coastal cities of Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Hallandale, cities they feel are fair for comparison, Hollywood had the second highest violent crime rate. Fort Lauderdale scored the highest. Hollywood also had the second highest decrease in violent crime rates. Hallandale topped the list. But the decreases in crime rates are not appeasing all Hollywood residents. Hollywood resident Richard A. Smith said that he feels the recent economic crisis has led to an alarming increase in crime rates both nationally and locally and doesnt feel completely safe in Hollywood. In Hollywood in particular, there have been several recent incidents regarding HPD, said Smith, executive vice president at Adaptive Creations, Inc. I have taken my own steps to ensure my own protection and that of my clients, my family and my business. Resident Neil Smilen, who had his landscaping truck burglarized, feels similarly to Smith and takes measures to protect his interests on his own, while Kilwins owner Edouard St. Hilaire and Argiz Advertising owner Joe Argiz feel safer in Hollywood since last year. I feel very safe in my home and at my at night, Mayor Peter Bober added. I think the Hollywood Police Department is extremely responsive to citywide needs and believe they have done a fantastic job in reducing violent crime in our community. of the Police Street Crimes Unit, Commissioner Richard Blattner also acknowledged the apparent success of the HPD. (We made) two drug busts and numerous arrests for prostitution. This was a good experience for me and gave me a new appreciation for police work, Blattner said. Ernie is the absolute prototype of a street cop; he loves it and does it with pride and professionalism. Chief Wagner said Hollywood has an excellent police department that is not only responsive to citywide crime, but also very aware of community needs. The department donates 30 to 40 percent only 15 percent is required of seized drug money to community organizations such as the YMCA, Broward Outreach and Crime Stoppers. These are the organizations that really impact the youth (and keep them on the right track), he said. We really pride ourselves on these numbers. CRIMECONT. FROM PAGE 1NTL BEACH SUPERVISOR: SERGEANT ROBERT WOLFKILL rwolfkill@hollywoodfl.orgSergeant Wolfkill is the supervisor for the NTL Officers assigned to the Central Beach, South Beach and Broadwalk areas. The beach units cover the area between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intra-Coastal Waterway and from Sherman Street south to southern city limits. Civic Associations: Hollywood Beach Business, Hollywood Beach Condo, Alliance of Hollywood BeachNTL DOWNTOWN SUPERVISOR: SERGEANT PAUL ANDRIANIS pandrianis@hollywoodfl.orgSergeant Andrianis is the supervisor for the NTL Officers assigned to the Downtown Entertainment area. For non-emergency concerns regarding the Downtown area, call the Neighborhood Services Office at 954-967-4567.NTL SUPERVISOR: SERGEANT VAN SZETO vszeto@hollywoodfl.orgSergeant Szeto is the supervisor for all of the NTL Officers except the NTL Officers assigned to the Downtown and Beach areas. The current NTL assignments other than the Beach and Downtown Officers are listed below:_________________________________ NTL 1: OFFICER MARC TORTORICI mtortorici@hollywoodfl.orgOfficer Tortorici covers the area north of Hollywood Boulevard to the northern city limits and west from the Beach to North 17th Avenue. Civic Associations: North Beach, Hollywood Lakes, West Lake VillageNTL 2: OFFICER LANCE MOORE lmoore@hollywoodfl.orgOfficer Moore covers the area from Hollywood Boulevard south to Pembroke Rd and from the Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW) west to South Federal Highway. Civic Association: Hollywood Lakes Civic Association, Harbor Islands Civic AssociationNTL 3: OFFICER DUDNEY WALKER dwalker@hollywoodfl.orgOfficer Walker covers the area from Stirling Road south to Taft St and from I-95 east to North 17th Avenue. Civic Associations: Liberia, North Central, Royal PoincianaNTL 4: OFFICER SEAN GERBER sgerber@hollywoodfl.org Officer Gerber covers the area from Taft Street south to Hollywood Blvd and from I-95 east to North 17th Avenue. Civic Associations: Park East, North Central, Royal PoincianaNTL 5: OFFICER JUAN RIOS jrios@hollywoodfl.orgOfficer Rioa covers the area from Hollywood Boulevard south to Pembroke Road and from I-95 east to North 17th Avenue. Civic Associations: United Neighbors, Highland Garden, ParksideNTL 6: OFFICER CAROL PAQUETTE cpaquette@hollywoodfl.orgOfficer Paquette covers the area from the northern city limits, including the Alandco Industrial Park, south to Sheridan Street and the areas within the city from I-95 west to the Florida Turnpike. Civic Associations: Emerald Hills, Playland EstatesNTL 7: OFFICER TOM NETTINA tnettina@hollywoodfl.orgOfficer Nettina covers the area from Sheridan Street south to Hollywood Boulevard and from I-95 west to the Florida Turnpike. Civic Associations: Park East, Hollywood Hills, Sheridan LakesNTL 8: OFFICER DEBBIE LEVY dlevy@hollywoodfl.orgOfficer Levy covers the area from Hollywood Boulevard to Pembroke Road and from I-95 west to western city limits. Civic Associations: Hillcrest, Lawn Acres, Washington Park, Beverly ParkNTL 9: OFFICER BERNIE OSIO BOSIO@hollywoodfl.orgOfficer Osio covers all of the areas that are within the city limits north of Hollywood Boulevard and west of the Florida Turnpike. Civic Associations: Driftwood, Boulevard Heights, Carriage HillsART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Neighborhood Team Leaders (NTL) work with their areas Crime Watch organizations, homeowners associations and commissioners to identify and resolve the problems and concerns of residents and visitors.GET TO KNOW YOUR NTLWe dont make any excuses here.HOLLYWOOD POLICE CH IEF CH AD WAGNER The Downtown Officers work in partnership with merchants, residents and governmental agencies. They place special emphasis on quality of life issues such as vagrancy, public drunkenness, prostitution and drug dealing. Neighborhood Team Leader (NTL) Zones 6 2010

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Y outh Game Modeled after the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Sony Michel, an eighth-grader from Hollywood, has been selected to play in the 2010 Second Annual Football University Youth All-American Bowl taking place in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, Jan. 10. The Football University Youth AllAmerican Bowl honors the top seventhand eighth graders in the nation, bringing them together to play in an all-star format on a national stage. The bowl is modeled after the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and will be held in the same city during the same week. The Youth All-American Bowl Week will showcase the top 44 seventh-graders and the top 44 eighth-graders. Additionally, the week will consist of practices, a skills competition and break-out sessions with Hall of Famers, current and former NFL stars and celebrities, such as legendary high school football coach Herman Boone. The Youth All-Americans will have VIP access to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and will also be honored during the game on Saturday, Jan. 9. Several thousand youth all-stars were nominated for this elite honor. Athletes had highlight tape. The selection team, which consisted of scouts and youth coaches from be broadcast live on the Web.Hollywood standout picked for Football University Y outh All-American Bowl Sony Michel Looking for Jackets, Sweaters, Pa nts, Shirts, Socks, Blankets and Pillows to distribute to the homeless in Hollywood Please drop off at Sub City 4300 Hollywood Blvd Monday thru Saturday from 8 am to 4 pm Thank you for your cooperation! Funeral Homeswww .scaranofuneralhome.comA R eputation EarnedNot Inherited PINES MEMORIAL CHAPEL STIRLING MEMORIAL CHAPEL SCARANO (a 5 cuadras de Downtown, al lado del CVS en US1) TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 20107 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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nomic opportunity of our people. announced any frontrunners for funding as of late December, one congressman claimed ning for federal stimulus dollars. U.S. Rep. John Mica of Winter Park, a 17-year member of Congress and the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, said California, the Chicago area and Texas are also on that short list. Voters in California, which is asking for $4.5 billion in federal stimulus funds, approved borrowing $10 billion for a train that can travel up to 200 mph and would link Los Angeles and San Francisco, and eventually could go east to Las Vegas. Chicago wants $11.5 billion for a train that would link it with St. Louis. Texas has asked for $1.8 billion for various projects. Other applicants vying for federal dollars include a proposal to connect North Carolina and the Washington, D.C., area. The federal DOT is evaluating the applications on a number of factors, including whether they provide long-term public commitments from the state and host railroads. Last month, Floridas congressional delegation sent a letter to LaHood urging that the state be considered for federal stimulus recently made on high-speed rail. SunRail opponents criticize its cost the state would pay CSX Transportation $432 million for 61.5 miles of track in the Orlando area and the no fault insurance-liability agreement with CSX, which would continue to run its freight trains on the SunRail line. Opponents also say estimates of the number of jobs that would be created are overstated, since the line wont connect to Walt Disney World or Orlando International Airport.Exclusive events planned to kick-off 2010 Relay for Life In preparation for the American Cancer Societys 2010 Relay For Life in March, the City of Hollywood is coordinating three events to help reach its fundraising goal.DAVID PARK TENNIS CENTER PRO-AM SLAM SUN., JAN. 17 FROM NOON TO 3 P.M.If tennis is your game, mark your calendar for the David Park Tennis Center Pro-Am Slam, which benefits the American Cancer Society, on Sunday, Jan. 17 from noon to 3 p.m. The main event will feature eight male and eight female amateurs paired with 16 male professional players for a mens and mixed doubles tournament. For those who do not wish to play, opportunities to be a team owner by bidding at an auction on the day of the event are available. The owner of each winning team will receive a valuable prize basket. David Park is located at 510 N. 33rd Court. For more information, contact 954967-4237.MIAMI HEAT VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS SAT., JAN. 23 AT 7:30 P.M. If you are more of a spectator than an athlete, later in the month join the City of Hollywood Relay for Life at American Airlines Arena for the Miami Heat vs. Sacramento Kings game on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $80 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Relay for Life. For more information, contact Eric Pugh with the Miami Heat at 786-777-4245 or epugh@ heat.com.CHEF DEMO DINNER AT SATORO MONDAY, FEB. 22 FROM 6 TO 8 P.M.,On Monday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m., join Chef Alex Casimir Dziurynski at Satoro Restaurant & Lounge for a chef demonstration dinner to benefit Relay For Life. Center stage on the main dining floor, Chef Alex will prepare a signature dish as part of this three-course, private-dining experience for $50 per person. There will be limited seating and reservations need to be made advance. For more information, contact Malyn at 954-374-9687 or e-mail malynsatoro@gmail.com. All three events will benefit The Hollywood Relay For Life, which will take place March 5 to 6 at the ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1, in Downtown Hollywood. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 5 and will conclude at noon on Saturday, March 6. Event activities include live music and entertainment, a 5K run, a health fair and a dunk-tank featuring Mayor Peter Bober, as well as other local dignitaries. The Relay For Life is the American Cancer Societys signature fundraising event that brings together communities in the fight against cancer. It is a community event where people of all ages come together for a common cause and where participants can enjoy the camaraderie of a team, but also raise funds to support the research, education, advocacy and patient services provided by the American Cancer Society. For more information about the 2010 City of Hollywood Relay for Life event, contact Lauren Welch with the American Cancer Society at 954-564-0880 ext. 7532 or at Lauren.welch@cancer.org. The Humane Society of Broward County has scheduled two weekend vaccination clinics for early 2010. Here are the details youll need to know. Saturday, Jan. 16: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. is for CATS ONLY Sunday, Jan. 17: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. is for DOGS ONLY Saturday, March 20: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. is for CATS ONLY Sunday, March 21: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. is for DOGS ONLY The clinic is held in the back parking lot of the shelter located at 2070 Griffin Road, just west of I-95. Appointments are not necessary. Regular Service Dog Package (dogs 4 months and up) Cost is $35 if spayed or neutered; $50 if NOT spayed or neutered. Package includes: Rabies with Broward County tag*, 5 in 1 Booster and Bordetella. Puppy Package (3 months and under) Cost is $25. Package includes: 5 in 1 Booster, Bordetella and de-wormer Cat Package (4 months and older) Cost is $25 if spayed or neutered; $40 if NOT spayed or neutered. Package includes: rabies with Broward County tag*, FVRCP and Revolution (1 dose). Kitten Package (3 months and under) Cost is $15. Package includes: FVRCP and de-wormer. Vaccines and services sold individually: NOT spayed or neutered: $30 -Rabies: $10, with tag*: $15 *Tag is for Broward County Residences only. The Humane Society of Broward County is a private, nonprofit organization supported by donations from companies and people who want to help us help the homeless animals. For more information call 954-989-3977 or visit its Web site at www.humanebroward.com to see pets available for adoption, make a donation or find out about upcoming events.HIGH-SPEED RAILCONT. FROM PAGE 1Humane Society hosts low-cost vaccination clinics in early 2010The March 5 to 6 Relay for Life community event activities include live music and entertainment, a 5K run, a health fair and a dunk-tank featuring Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober. 8 2010 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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When Michelle came to White Orchid Pharmacy for the first time, she wasnt sure how she could afford her prescription. Her income was too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low for her to meet the expense of a paid prescription plan. And with her doctor prescribing a pricey brandname blood pressure medication, Michelle was faced with a choice: forgoing the meds or giving up eating for a week. The pharmacist at White Orchid recognized the tough choice and offered another solution. She spoke with Michelles doctor and switched her to two, lowerpriced equivalent generic medications. Michelle saved more than a hundred dollars and, more importantly, didnt have to decide between her food and her health. Little miracles like this one are common at White Orchid, where pharmaceutical knowledge and personalized service combine. The prices on prescription medications are erratic and sometimes artificially inflated, said Elena Gusleva, the manager at the pharmacy. Take another blood pressure medication, Simvastatin, for example. CVS charges $154.99 for a 90-day supply, while the Walgreens Savings Club price is $51.97. At White Orchid, customers will only pay $21.99. Fast, courteous and personalized services are not the only things that set White Orchid apart from other pharmacies. When first-time customers come in through the door, they think they are in the wrong spot. With healing aromatherapeutic oils in the air, soothing music and a massage chair, the place looks more like a spa than a drugstore. While clients await their medications, they are welcome to browse the shelves stocked with natures medicines such as teas, herbs, vitamins, dietary supplements, tinctures and oils. Elena, who is also a yoga therapist, is always happy to suggest an appropriate natural remedy. With soaring drug prices and numerous side effects, many of our clients are looking for alternatives to traditional health care, and we are glad to be here to help, she said. This month White Orchid Pharmacy is promoting the anti-stress effects of valerian root, which has been proven valuable against insomnia and anxiety, is not addictive and does not cause seizures like the prescription anti-anxiety medication, Xanax. While were not suggesting that you go off your meds completely, we do try to educate our clients about other options which they can integrate into the treatment, supervised by a doctor. Many ailments are caused by poor eating and lifestyle habits and can be managed or eradicated by proper nutrition and exercise. For example, studies have shown that walking for 30 minutes three times a week is enough to have a healthy effect on blood pressure, as well as measurements around the waist and hips. In other studies, regular walking has shown to help regulate blood sugar levels, to help stop the progression to type 2 diabetes and to reverse metabolic syndrome, and to aid in weight loss. White Orchid Pharmacy utilizes scientific information to educate and inspire everyone to take charge of his or her own health. And starting on Jan. 12 at 5:15p.m., White Orchid Pharmacy, located at 2328B Hollywood Blvd., will host free, weekly seminars on how to achieve optimum health through a simple and affordable diet, exercise and lifestyle choices. These lectures will serve as a forum where people with chronic health conditions can gather and exchange ideas on healthy living and find exercise partners. Space is limited; call White Orchid Pharmacy at 954-404-7533 to register or to sign up as a guest lecturer. Customers save on meds, provided natural alternatives Feeling anxious and restless? Instead of reaching for Xanax or a sleeping pill, try Valerian. The root of this plant has been used for centuries to treat nervousness, trembling, heart palpitations and insomnia. During World War II, it was used in England to relieve the stress of air raids. A possible mechanism by which valerian extract may induce the feeling of calm is by increasing the amount of GABA, a brain chemical known to aid in relaxation and sleep and regulate anxiety. Clinical studies have found valerian root extract to be safe and effective at dosages of 450-600 mg. Stress: out!Healthy tip by White Orchid Pharmacy located at 2328 Hollywood Blvd. Do you have questions about natural ways to improve your health? Email Elena whiteorchidpharmacy@gmail.com or call 954-404-7533. ADVERTORIALNew Hollywood pharmacy offers much more than pills PHOTO BY TOM OLSEN PHOTO BY TOM OLSENElena Gusleva manages the White Orchid pharmacy at 2328B Hollywood Blvd. TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 20109

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Health fair set for Jan. 16 at McArthur High SchoolMcArthur High School will hold a Community Health and Safety Information Fair on Saturday, Jan. 16 to provide the community with an opportunity to receive free medical services. The event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McArthur, located at 6501 Hollywood Blvd., will offer immunizations for children (except the chicken pox vaccine); community youth services; blood pressure screenings; cholesterol screenings; breast cancer awareness; poison prevention; free child IDs; and free HIV testing. Other services available include a blood mobile, free mammograms and insurance information. For more information, call Alona DiPaolo, interim assistant principal for McArthur High School at 754-323-1227. ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Medical Skincare & P ermanent Make-Up BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTERImmediate Cash Back$5 0 Denise Y opp TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 201011

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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts recently honored 1,200 volunteers who donated an excess of 100,000 hours of community service this year, the equivalent of an in-kind donation of more than $1 million. More than 650 guests, including many Hollywood residents, attended the 19th annual volunteer recognition luncheon sponsored by Publix and McKinley Financial and held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa. These volunteers committed to the entire Performing Arts season to one of 10 weekly time periods, choosing from seven evening and three matinee performance schedules to usher. You help to make the experience at the Broward Center a memorable one, said Broward Center President and CEO Kelly Shanley. Whether its a first time theatergoer who comes with his or her class for a performance or a lifelong Broadway fan who needs an assisted listening device, you are the folks that make a difference in how they will remember their experience. Ushering offers volunteers the opportunity to expand their horizons and explore new interests, to contribute to the cultural community of South Florida, and, in the case of high school students, to earn community service hours toward their graduation requirement. For more information, contact the volunteer office at 954-468-2684. Hollywood resident Nancy Code-Maza (center) with her 14-year old daughter, Victoria Maza, and 15-year-old volunteer Chandrea Mercy. Hollywood resident Deisy Rodriguez (center) and her daughters 15-year-old Jacqueline and 14-year-old Stephanie have volunteered together at the Broward Center for one year. Hollywood resident Barbara Simmonds wins free show tickets after spinning the prize wheel. Hollywood volunteers honored by Broward Center for Performing Arts Join s!Entrance fee includes: DATE: TIME: HOST: R.S.V.P. COST: PARTY WITH A PURPOSE100% of admission proceeds benefit: Dve & Brs n Hoyw Gaee nvite ou GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION ONLINE AT www.HollywoodGazette.com or call 954-962-8180Weve got Hollywood covered. ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Looking For a Great Plumber ? Looking For a Great Plumber ? Yo u appr ov e the pric e before we star tSince 19 74 21 47 DOur Ser Wa w er -pipes Wa epair w s Y Coupon must be present ed prior to serv ice HG Coupon Expires 3/ 31 /1 0$ FOR ALL YO UR PL UMBING NEEDS!!! Try a Ta nkless Wa ter Heater and Sa ve on Y our FPL Bill954-981-1444 954-981-1444 12 2010

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FLORIDA INTERCULTURAL ACADEMY OPEN REGISTRATION 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR Enrolling now for: Kindergarten 1st through 6th Grade Experience a whole new world of learning 1704 Buchanan Street, Hollywood, FL 33020 954-924-8006 www.interculturalacademy.com FREE PUBLIC CHAR T ER SCHOOL CALL TODAY! 14 2010

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DEV ELOP YOUR HEAR T, SOUL, MIND, AND BODY A Catholic School in the Marianist Tr adition500 East Chaminade Drive, Hollywood, FL 3302 1 954-989-5150 ext. 11 2 (O ff ice of Enrollment Management ) ww w. cmlions.o rgTu esda y, January 12, 20106:30P. M.S aturd ay January 30, 201 07:45A. M. By David M. Udoff The City of Hollywood held the Spirit of Giving volunteer appreciation reception for individuals appointed to advisory boards within the City at the Orangebrook Golf & County Club on Dec. 10. Professionals from many occupations eagerly spoke about their appointed advisory board positions and were honored by the City. The economy is tough, but we are still taking the time to honor our City volunteers, said Mayor Peter Bober. They are the best individuals from various areas of expertise. We have 1,500 employees who work for the City and 1,200 volunteers. We could not operate or function as a city without the volunteers who do work in the many departments. The City treated the invited guests to a buffet dinner, wine, music, media presentation and speeches from dignitaries commending their services to Hollywood. During the reception, Magi Schwartz, Hollywoods Poet Laureate, read a poem about how art takes people on a journey. She also volunteers in Hollywood. I am the chairperson for the Artwork Selection Committee and have been active more than 12 years, she said. I am not a visual artist but an art history major. There are several on the committee who are working artists and some are teachers. One honoree, Maria Fernandez, who is presently unemployed, volunteers with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which holds many networking events that provide her with networking opportunities to find a job. I do not want to just sit at home; but to be serving my community, she said. I started volunteering with the chamber and sometimes work 30 hours a month. Bob Shair, of the Green Team Advisory Board, spoke about the efforts of the board to help protect the environment. We are quite aware of the fact that global warming is occurring and a large part is due to man-made activities, he said. We are trying to reduce our carbon footprint in the City. The City of Hollywood volunteers are a diverse group of professionals whose unselfish commitment to organize teamwork is an intricate part in facilitating smooth transaction from City government sovereignty to departments, committees, advisory boards and volunteer positions. The reception was a well-deserved thank you from the City. Michael Green Bob Shair, Commissioner Linda Sherwood, Linda Howard, Artwork Selection CommitteeCity of Hollywood volunteers honored The City of Hollywood regularly provides opportunities to volunteer. Volunteers are currently needed to collect liter along the beach. Dates: January 23rd, February 13th, March 13th, or April 3rd Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Number of Volunteers: 30 volunteers per date Age Requirement: At least 8 years old or older Volunteers are required to apply with the City before the events. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Citys Web site at http://www.hollywoodfl. org/volunteer/projects.htm. TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 201015 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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Recycle your Christmas treesWith the end of the holiday season and subsequent removal of holiday decorations, the Parks and Recreation Division encourages Hollywood residents to recycle their holiday trees to help the environment through its annual Chip-A-Tree initiative. The free program invites residents to remove all decorations from their trees (no decorated trees will be accepted), and then bring them to a participating park, where they are chipped and used for landscaping throughout the county park system. Last year, the division recycled 9,943 trees, representing 124 tons of material that would have otherwise gone to landfills. This seasons program runs until Jan. 24, and the regular weekendand holiday-gate entrance fees will not be in effect for recyclers. There is a limit of two trees per vehicle, artificial trees are not accepted, and no commercial vehicles or garbage trucks are allowed. The following two Hollywood locations are accepting Chip-A-Tree dropoffs: Road, 954-985-1980 954-926-2480 For more information and park hours, call the park of your choice or e-mail praglin@broward.org. HELP STOP CRIME: Email tips to Hollywoodpdtips@hollywoodfl.org SafecareMedical Center Richard J. Wilbur, M.D.Board Certified in Internal Medicine 9 5 4 2 3 9 1 7 8 0w w w m e r c u r ya ut o t r a n s p o r t c o m $2 5 o f fy o u r d e p o s i t w i t h m e n t i o n o f t h i s a d 16 2010 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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E-mail a hi-res photo with the following information: Name (owners/parents); Pet (breed and name); Age & Gender; and Special traits & talents to brett@hollywoodgazette.com.DO YOU WANT YOUR PET TO BE PET OF THE MONTH? Deb and Joe Giannattasio adopted their basset hounds, Mimi and Duke, from the Pet Haven Rescue for Unwanted Dogs and love their mischievous, yet charming pets. Three-year-old Mimi and 2-year-old Duke love boat rides and working on their tans. Mimi & DukeShape Up Hollywood fitness challenge set to begin Jan. 18 GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION ONLINE AT www.HollywoodGazette.com or call 954-962-8180Weve got Hollywood covered. Synergize!, a health and fitness studio in Hollywood, announced a challenge to Hollywood residents to Shape Up in 2010. Beginning Jan. 18, Shape Up Hollywood participants will launch their battle against unwanted bulge with semi-personal training sessions three times per week, metabolic testing, nutrition coaching sessions, a grocery shopping tour and unlimited group exercise classes including spinning, kickboxing and cardio dance. Shape Up Hollywood at Synergize! is a fun alternative to traditional personal training that offers all of the same benefits. The built-in support network of fellow participants and the old-fashioned, good-natured competition makes the program unique. Synergize! will select 25 individuals from the pool of applicants to participate in the 12-week challenge to get in shape in the New Year. I believe that everyone could use some additional motivation, especially at the start of the New Year when people have likely spent the prior month or two indulging in holiday feasts, said Shondelle Solomon-Miles, owner of Synergize!. Shape Up Hollywood is a great way for men and women to get geared up for being healthy in 2010 and to make fitness a part of their daily lives in a simple, affordable and fun way. The winner of Shape Up Hollywood 2010 will receive a prize package worth more than $2,000, including two months of continued training at Synergize!, a shopping spree, massage treatment and more. I was selected to compete in Shape Up Hollywood last year, and I can honestly say that before Synergize! I was a loser a real one with no hope, weighing 331 pounds, said Sonia Tigero, a personal chef. After 12 weeks, I was declared the Biggest Loser or Winner of Shape Up Hollywood, and after 16 weeks following the Synergize! program, I had lost 57 pounds. Today, I am down a whopping 158 pounds and it feels phenomenal. Applications for Shape Up Hollywood are being accepted through Jan. 14. For contest details and cost to participate, visit www.shapeuphollywood.com. 2009 winner Alicia Devito 2008 winner Sonia Tigero lost 158 pounds Groomer Express Mobile Dog Gr ooming By appointment to t y our scheduleCall Lori: 954-296-62 72I c ome to Y ears e xperienc e Groomer Express Mobile Dog Gr ooming954-296-6272 Y our First V isit with this ad TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 201017 ART & CULTURE MONEY COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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96-year old Hollywood resident never sits on the sidelines Prominent interventional neuroradiologist, joins Memorial Regional Hospital By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent Nathan Slewett has spent half his life as a tireless volunteer leader of the National Parkinson Foundation an accomplishment made all the more remarkable in light of the fact that the Hollywood resident will turn 97 in February. Slewett, the current chairman emeritus of the board of the National Parkinson Foundation, recently was honored at an international neurology conference as the driving force behind the success of the Miami-based nonprofit organization, one of the largest and most successful Parkinson foundations in the world. In recognition of Slewetts contributions to Parkinsons disease research and treatment, the World Federation of Neurology chose Miami as the location for its XVII World Congress on Parkinsons Disease and Related Disorders, which promotes the exchange of ideas in an effort to improve outcomes for Parkinsons patients. On Dec. 13, about 3,000 neurologists from around the world gathered for the conferences opening ceremony at the Miami Beach Convention Center to honor Slewett and the NPFs support for research worldwide. The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners also formally proclaimed Dec. 13, 2009, as Nathan Slewett Day. Slewett became involved with the NPF after relocating his family in the 1950s to Miami from New York, where he was a successful attorney and real estate developer. Slewett had planned to retire, spend time with his family and play golf. But, as fate would have it, he met a woman named Jeanne Levey whose husband was afflicted with Parkinsons disease. She convinced Slewett to fundraise for the charitable organization she had founded, the National Parkinson Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for patients and their caregivers through research, education and outreach. And so Slewett asked his golf buddies for donations. Eventually, he succeeded at bringing in celebrities such as Bob Hope and Dick Clark to annual NPF fundraising events. Slewetts attorney, Herbert Zemel, happened to be a member of the NPF Board and he asked me to join them, Slewett recalled. He served as the volunteer president of the foundation for several years, was elected chairman of the board in 1991 and continues to serve the foundation as chairman emeritus. Although neither Slewett nor anyone close to him had been personally touched by Parkinsons disease, he said he decided to become involved with the NPF to pay back to society all the good things provided to me and my family. Not only does Slewett put in a five-day volunteer-work week at the NPF headquarters and fundraise for the nonprofit organization, but he also has been one of its most generous financial supporters. Because of Slewetts leadership, the NPF has funded more than $150 million in research and support services since 1982; established a Centers of Excellence network housed at leading universities throughout the world; given many prominent researchers and scientists their start in the field through grant funding; and garnered international recognition. Several South Florida organizations also have benefited from Slewetts leadership and philanthropy. He is a founder of Boys Town/Jerusalem, a trustee of Temple Beth Sholom and a member of the Society of Fellows of the AntiDefamation League, and is active in many other organizations. He was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the NSFRE (National Society of Fund Raising Executives) and was awarded the 2001 Presidential Order of Merit by the University of Miami. Few individuals will achieve all that Nathan Slewett has achieved, either professionally or in their communities, said Bernard J. Fogel, M.D., current chairman of the board for the National Parkinson Foundation. This man is a role model, an outstanding citizen who has made substantial contributions to the rich fabric that is South Florida. When it comes to his involvement with the National Parkinson Foundation, Slewett gets back as much as he gives. I get the greatest satisfaction out of it than anybody else because Im able to help somebody every single day, he said. By the grace of God, it could be me or one of my family members. For more information on the National Parkinson Foundation, visit www.parkinson.org. James Jaffe, M.D., an interventional neuroradiologist, has joined Memorial Regional Hospitals Division of Neuroscience. In his new role, Dr. Jaffe will work with the hospitals Brain Attack Team, which handles stroke intervention at the hospitals Level 1 Trauma Center -one of the few medical facilities statewide that is qualified to treat the most severe, life-threatening injuries. Before joining Memorial Healthcare System, Dr. Jaffe was director of Interventional Radiology for Palm Beach Radiology Professionals in Atlantis, FL. Dr. Jaffe, who is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology with added qualifications in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, is a primary investigator on numerous studies on topics such as carotid stent trials, aneurysm embolization and thrombus retrieval for stroke. Since 1987, he has published more than 20 articles on his neuroradiology research. The American Society of Interventional Radiology and Therapeutic Neuroradiology named him a senior member in 2004. He has also been an associate professor at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami since 2006. Dedicated to cardiac health and awareness, he also served as Chairman of the American Heart Associations Palm Beach County Heart Walk in 2008. Dr. Jaffe holds both a bachelors of arts and a medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Since 1978 954-444-7708 305-444-7709 Ta Call for free consultation954-234-4567 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 201019 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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ONGOINGHOLIDAY TREE RECYCLING PROGRAM Through Jan. 24, Broward County Parks and Recreations Chip-A-Tree initiative accepts be used for landscaping throughout the park system; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd., & West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call T.Y. Park, 954-985-1980, or West Lake Park, 954-926-2480, for days of operation. TIME+TEMP EXHIBITION Through Jan. 10, view works by about 50 artists on Surveying the Shifting Climate of Painting in South Florida; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & noon-4 p.m. Sun.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274. CITY OF THE ARTS BICYCLE TOUR This easy 2-hour, 6-mile roundtrip ride for all & culture landmarks between the beach & downtown; Hayes St. & the Broadwalk; 10 a.m. daily; $40 (mention promotion for 50% discount for 2nd person). Call Hollywood Trails, 202-375-0283. PROJECT ROOM EXHIBITION Artist David Almeidas exhibition Natural Selection will be showcased through Jan. 17; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & noon-4 p.m. Sun.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274. JEWISH WAR VETS SOUGHT The Jewish War Veterans of Post 613 meet Meyerhoff Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Morton Weiner, 954-961-3330. SCORE VOLUNTEERS SCORE #235 trains volunteers to counsel individuals in business or those who want to start a new business; 3475 Sheridan St., Suite 203. Call Phyllis Schwartz, 954-966-8415. SENIOR PROGRAMS Free classes for ages 60+ include Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Current Events, Painting, Jewelry Making, Brain Aerobics, Bridge & Program also offered; Joseph Meyerhoff/ Southeast Focal Point Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Janet, 954-966-9805. WALKING CLUB Commit 2B Fit program for all ages on a 2-mi. reaching distance goals & bandanas for ca nine companions; 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; free ($1.50 weekend/ holiday park admission for ages 6 & up). Call 954-985-1980. GOLF IN NO TIME Learn the fundamentals of golf in 6 weekly lessons; various days & times available; Or angebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $89/session. Call 954-967-4653, ext. 4. PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS outdoor activities for both children & adults & adults only. Call Susan, 954-484-6484.MONDAYSKINDER CHEFS Cooking class for ages 3-8; 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. HATHA YOGA CLASS Instructor-led class for adults; 6:45-8 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $10/session. Call 954-9262480. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Stay aware of your cardiovascular health; 9:30-11 a.m.; Memorial Senior Partners, 7031 Taft St.; free. Call 954-963-8030. PRENATAL KUNDALINI YOGA Strengthening postures & breathing tech niques safe for all trimesters assist relaxation during labor & birth; 6-7 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. BEACH MEDITATION Bring a chair; 5 p.m. (weather permitting); 1201 S. Ocean Dr. (behind the Summit Condo); free. Call Susie, 305-439-1993, or Rocki, 954-548-5760.MONDAY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAYMUSIC & DANCING UNDER THE STARS Live music varies from easy listening to line dancing, R&B to rock n roll; 7:30-9 p.m. (weather permitting); Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call 954-921-3404. MONDAY & WEDNESDAYKUNG FU CLASSES For ages 4-12; 5 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION Adult classes; 7:30-9 p.m. Mon. & 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wed.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. ATEMI-RYU KARATE CLASSES & respect; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $40/month. Call 954-985-1980 or instructor Joseph Williams, 954-275-6121.MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYMOMMIES IN MOTION Fitness class features cardiovascular, strength a.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $7/class or $60/10 classes. Call 954-864-9098. TAI CHI Adult classes; 7 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. MONDAY & THURSDAYKARATE CLASSES All ages are welcome at World Tae Kwon Do classes; 6-7:15 p.m.; Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd.; $30/ month. Call 954-243-7297. DANCE CLASSES Modern, liturgical, ballet, jazz & lyrical for ages 5 & up presented by the Feet That Preach Institute; 6-8:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; $30 residents, $40 nonresidents. Call Shirley Jones, 754-3683171.MONDAY & FRIDAYSCRABBLE Enjoy the popular game for fun & competi tion; noon-4 pm; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5.50 yearly membership/residents, $11/nonresi dents. Call 954-921-3600.MONDAY THURSDAYTEEN LOUNGE Watch TV, listen to music & play favorite board & card games with friends; 6-8:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; free. Call 954-921-3511.MONDAY SATURDAYAEROBICS AT THE YMCA Highand low-impact step aerobics; mornings & evenings; 3161 Taft St. Call Patty Ceballos, 954-989-9622. MONDAY FRIDAY & SUNDAYHOLLYWOOD BRIDGE CLUB Featuring triple master points every day & refreshments, with supervised play available Mon. & Thurs.; 12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. & 1 p.m. Sun.; Temple Sinai, 1400 N. 46th Ave.; $8 entry fee. Call David, 954-600-1899, or Sedat, 954-790-3010.TUESDAYSROTARY CLUB Lunch meeting; noon; Hollywood Rotary Clubhouse, 2349 Taylor St. Call Gary Smith, 954-889-0808. RAJA YOGA MEDITATION 10-11 a.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Roz, 954-962-7447. OPEN MIC JAM SESSION 10 p.m.; Shenanigans, 3303 Sheridan St. Call 954-981-9702. LAUGHTER YOGA Participate in a blend of playful breathing tech niques & stretching exercises that stimulate laughter; 8:30 a.m.; T.Y. Park (Pavilion 4), 3300 N. Park Rd. Call 954-989-3774. GERMAN MOVIES No subtitles; 7 p.m.; German American Society of Hollywood, 6401 Washington St.; $2 (meal available for $5 at 6:30 p.m.). Call 954-322-6227. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 7-8:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South (1st Floor West), 3600 Washington St.; free. Call Brenda Ferriolo, 954-791-6318. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free (metered parking). Call 954-921-3600. KUNDALINI YOGA FOR ADULTS Learn breathing techniques, postures & ibility, reduce stress & heighten awareness; 9:30 a.m.; The Goddess Store, 2017 Harrison St. Call 954-696-9299. BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROL Learn how to use your daily self-monitored blood glucose to improve diabetes control with Internet tools; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-270-2662 to register. YOGA WITH SARASWATI Classical Hatha Yoga classes are based on the Sivananda Method; 6:30-8:15 p.m.; Hol lywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $15 per class or $90/10 classes. Call 954-921-3600. ADULT BALLET CLASSES 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899.TUESDAY THURSDAY 3HO KUNDALINI YOGA As taught by Yogi Bhajan for all ages & levels: Postures, Breathing, Meditation, Chanting, Massage, Diet, Hygiene; 6-7 p.m.; 3901 S. Ocean Dr.; $15 (1st class free with 10 paid classes). Call Sadhana Kaur Khalsa, 954237-4186. TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAYDANCE CLASSES Dance Explosion offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop & lyrical/contemporary for ages 3 to teens; David Park Recreation Center, 108 N. 33 Ct.; $40/month. Call 954-985-5674.TUESDAY & THURSDAYGROUP FITNESS Adult classes; 6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. FILM FLAM Enjoy a movie & light refreshments; 10 a.m.noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408.TUESDAY & FRIDAYDYNAMIC VINYASA YOGA WITH RONNI Tone the body, Tame the mind with this detoxifying sequencing based on Ashtanga Yoga, with hands-on assistance given for a deeper practice; 9-10:20 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 340-626-9642.WEDNESDAYSKARATE CLASSES USA Goju Karate classes develop courtesy & 6-7 p.m. (beginner kids), 7-8 p.m. (adults); Driftwood Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; $30/month resident ($20/2nd family member), $35/month nonresident. Call Ed Gonzalez, 305-801-3361. THRIFT SHOP Open to the public, volunteers needed; 9 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, 400 N. 35th Ave. Call 954-989-8304. PEE WEE TENNIS LESSONS For ages 4-8; 5:30-7 p.m.; David Park Tennis Center, 510 N. 33rd Ct.; $15/session. Call 954-967-4237. SOUTH BROWARD BUSINESS COUNCIL Browards oldest networking business organization; 7:30-8:45 a.m.; Club at Emerald Hills, 4100 N. Hills Dr. Call Jim Stoodley, 954-962-9997. RAJA YOGA MEDITATION 7-8 p.m.; Hillcrest Playdium, 1100 Hillcrest Dr.; free. Call Roz, 954-962-7447. MENS GOLF GROUP Register for 9 holes of golf & dinner with the Hollywood Mens Golf Association; 4:30 p.m.; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $25 annual dues. Call Brian, 954967-4653, ext. 24. MUSIC THEORY CLASSES For ages 4-6 & 7-11; 3:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-9241133 for fees. CHICAGO-STYLE STEPPIN R&B ballroom dancing; 7-8:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $10. Call 954-921-3408. EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES Music & Movement classes feature singing, moving, listening, interacting socially & playing simple instruments; 1-1:45 p.m.; Beverly Park Community Center, 6291 Funston St. Must pre-register: 954-967-4234. WEDNESDAY & THURSDAYTAI CHI 9-10 a.m. Wed. & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-921-3600. ZAMAR SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS Piano, boys violin & band classes for ages 6 & older, with scholarships & family discounts available; 3-5 p.m. Wed. & 3-7:30 p.m. Thurs.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave. Call Dr. Brown, 954-288-5443.THURSDAYSBLUE MOON THURSDAYS Performances by local blues-inspired musicians; 7-9 p.m.; Main Stage, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. LAUGHTER YOGA 7-7:45 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. CHEERLEADING CLASSES Little League cheerleading classes for ages 4-7; 4:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Share your loss with others; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South, 3600 Washington St.; free. Presented by Hospice By The Sea. Must RSVP: 954-985-6371. BNI HOLLYWOOD SYNERGY CHAPTER Members of BNI (Business Network Intl.), a business & professional networking organiza tion, share ideas, contacts & referrals; 7 a.m. breakfast meeting; Orangebrook Golf & Coun try Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Call Rene Curbelo, 305-651-5777 OJIMA ENERGY EMPOWERMENT CIRCLE Noninvasive, relaxing mind-body technique in cludes a 15-minute guided imagery & intention contemplation with founders/facilitators Gilbert & Mary Lou Cruz, 7-8:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5 donation. Call 954-921-3600. ADULT JAZZ/EXERCISE 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899. BEGINNERS YOGA Classical Hatha Yoga classes are based on the Sivananda Method; 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Hol lywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $81/9 classes. Call 954-921-3600. TAI CHI CLASSES Beginners classes are offered by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA; 10-11:30 a.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St. Call 954-921-3408. KIDOKINETICS TRIAL CLASS energy, noncompetitive atmosphere that 5:15 p.m.; David Park, 108 N. 33rd Ct.; free. Call 954-385-8511.FRIDAYSKIDS EAT FREE DOWNTOWN Ages 10 & younger enjoy a free kids menu meal when accompanied by an adult ordering an entre; 4-7 p.m.; A La Turca, Caf Italia, Dolce Vita, Exotic Bites, Huangs Mandarin House, Los Pinchos, Luce Restaurant, Orale Mexican Restaurant, Sage Caf & Oyster Bar, Spice Resto-Lounge, Taverna Yiamas or The Little Bakery. Call the Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. TIKI SUNSETS HAPPY HOUR Features live music & entertainment at the poolside Lava Tiki Bar & Grille; 6-9 p.m.; Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, 4000 S. Ocean Dr.; no cover charge & free valet parking before 7 p.m. Call 954-454-4334. PLAZA PERFORMANCES Bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy live entertainment in a variety of musical genres; 7-9 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. RAINBOW ART CLASS For ages 2-3; 4-4:45 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. SINGLE GOURMET Provides upscale gatherings for singles to rants in Hollywood. Call 954-723-9608. CLASSIC MOVIES NIGHT TheMeetUpClub.com, 1940 Harrison St. (Mezzanine). Call 954-367-6723. EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES Music & Movement classes feature singing, moving, listening, interacting socially & playing simple instruments; 1-1:45 p.m.; McNicol Recreation Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave. Must pre-register: 954-921-3511. BALLROOM DANCING Includes dinner & free line dance lessons; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Hollywood Moose Lodge, 2907 Taylor St.; $10. Call 954-927-0826. WATERCOLOR CLASSES With instructor Henriette Arnold; 10 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Cen ter, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-920-4574.FRIDAY SUNDAYDOG BEACH OF HOLLYWOOD Dogs must have current rabies tag & owners are responsible for waste cleanup; 3-7 p.m.; North Beach between Pershing & Custer streets; weekend daily pass is $5/resident, $10/nonresident (per dog); 6-month pass is $30/resident, $60/nonresident. Call 954-9213404.SATURDAYSIMAGINATION HOUR Storytelling & interactive activities for children; 3-4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. TAI CHI FOR SENIORS Improve balance & strength, help prevent os teoporosis, weak bone density, hypertension & strokes; 10 a.m.; Classic Residence by Hyatt, 2480 N. Park Rd.; free. RSVP: 954-963-0200. FITNESS BOOT CAMP 10:30 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 or 954-963-7712. ADULT YOGA CLASSES Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274 for times & fees.SATURDAY & SUNDAYARTSPARK FUN SHOP Interactive childrens arts & crafts activities; 4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-923-1950. AQUARIUM: BEHIND THE SCENES Get a closer look at a 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium & learn about its inhabitants; 2-2:30 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $1. Call 954-9262480.SUNDAYSORGANIC GREEN MARKET Featuring Joshs Organic Garden; 9 a.m.-5:31 p.m., rain or shine; Harrison St. & the Broadwalk. Call 954-456-3276. PALM COURT JAZZ Light & breezy jazz performances; 4-6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. K9 CHARM SCHOOL All ages can learn commands (sit, down, stand, come & stay) as well as leash walking & how to handle problems such as jumping & improving attention; 8 or 9 a.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $125/5 wks., plus $1.50 park weekend entrance fee. Must pre-register: 954-357-8811. SUNDAY BRUNCH CRUISE Enjoy an open bar, full brunch & desserts aboard The Grand Floridian yacht; 12:30-2:45 p.m. sailing; depart from Diplomat Landings, 3555 S. Ocean Dr.; $55 adult (includes tax & tip), $27.50 ages 6-12 & free for kids under 6. Call 954-771-0102. TAI CHI Adult classes; 9 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle 20 2010 CALENDARof eventsE-mail your Hollywood events to calendar@hollywoodgazette.com by the 18th of the month for inclusion in the community calendar.ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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(Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500.FRI., January 1FUNTASTIC 1st FRIDAYS FOR KIDS Monthly family social features a bounce house, clowns, arts & crafts, kids game shows, bingo & karaoke; 5-9 p.m.; Anniversary Park, Hol lywood Blvd. & 20th Ave.; free. Call Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST The Rhino Cats perform classic rock, soul and R&B; 7-9 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. TAI CHI Demonstration class; 9-9:30 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Com munity Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.SAT., January 2KAYAK FOR BEGINNERS Ages 15 & older learn skills that include basic stroke, long-distance paddling, sea-kayaking & safety; 9-11:30 a.m.; Holland Park, Johnson St. & 6th Ave.; $35 (must preregister). Call instructor Colleen, 954-328-5231.SUN., January 3COIN & COLLECTIBLE SHOW Presented by Gold Coast Coin Club of Hollywood; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33rd Ct.; free. Call 954-967-4236.MON., January 4SCRABBLE CLUB 5:30-8 p.m.; Story Time Room, Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227. TUES., January 5SOUTHEAST REPUBLICAN CLUB Includes refreshments; 7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; metered parking. Call Ed Napolitano, 954296-0041. THE JOY OF YIDDISH CLUB Everyone is welcome to enjoy the singing of traditional Yiddish folk songs, participate in the telling of Yiddish humor & discuss the rich tradition of Yiddish culture, heritage & hochma; 10:30 a.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; free. Call Al Lipton, 305-937-7007. TAI CHI Demonstration class; 6:30-7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Com munity Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.WED., January 6CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Services conducted in English; 4 p.m.; Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church, 5801 Grant St. Call 954-290-4027.THURS., January 7CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE Services conducted in English; 10 a.m.; Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church, 5801 Grant St. Call 954-290-4027. NATURE FRIENDS MEETING Friends of the Anne Kolb Nature Center volunteer meeting for ages 13 & up; 7-9 p.m.; Nature Center Exhibit Hall at West Lake Park, 751 Sheri dan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480. MANGROVE ADVENTURE HIKE All ages can travel down the Lake Observation Trail with a park natural ist for a unique mangrove swamp experience; 2-3 p.m.; Anne Kolb Na ture Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $3. Call 954-926-2480. BOOK CLUB Sponsored by the Broward County Library; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-926-2437. PROPERTY TAX OUTREACH Broward County Property Appraisers Homestead, Senior and other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes (various a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-357-5579. FRI., January 8DATE NITE Puff Puff and Away! themed activities for ages 2-8 will include the movie Up (G) & pizza; 6-9:30 pm; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133. GOOD MORNING HOLLYWOOD BREAKFAST Greater Hollywood Chamber of Com merce event features guest speaker Bob Swindell, president & CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance; 7:30-9 a.m.; Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Dr.; $12 Chamber members, $18 future members. Must register: 954-923-4000.SAT., January 9HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCERT Bring a lawn chair or blanket & enjoy blues music by AZ Kenny Tsak; 7-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Amphithe 954-926-4236. FLIPANY FUN RUN Miami Dolphins will meet & greet kids at the 4th annual event, which is rais ing funds to support youth physical activity & nutrition; 7:30 a.m.-noon; North Beach Park, 3601 N. Ocean Dr.; $25 adult & $15 child (advance) or $30 adult & $25 child (at event). Call 954-926-2480. WEBELOS WORKSHOP Webelos will work on their forester badge; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $6. Must preregister/prepay: 954-926-2480. CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION Adult literacy program; 10:30 a.m.noon; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227.SUN., January 10SYMPHONY SERIES Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a twilight performance by the Symphony of the Americas, conducted by Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese; 6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. HISTORIC HAMMERSTEIN HOUSE TOUR The home designed in 1935 by Hollywood architect Bayard Lukens in the Tropical Modern style is shown to the public free of charge by the Hollywood Historical Society; 1-4 p.m.; 1520 Polk St.; free. Call 954-923-5590.MON., January 11TRANSIT MEETING Broward County Transit Outreach meeting; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard; free. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227. TUES., January 12JUNIOR CHAMBER MEETING The Greater Hollywood Junior Chamber (Jaycees) general meeting & networking are open to all; 6-7 p.m.; Jaycees Hall, 2930 Hollywood Blvd.; Call Executive Director Debra Gronvold, 954-981-4378. FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING One-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hol lywood Blvd.; free. Call Liza Marie Torres, 954-921-3207.WED., January 13HOLLYWOOD WOMENS CLUB Guests are welcome to socialize, network & enjoy the program at this monthly meeting; 6:30-9 p.m.; 501 N. 14th Ave.; free. Call 954-925-9394. FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING One-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hol lywood Blvd.; free. Call Liza Marie Torres, 954-921-3207.THURS., January 14 DROP-IN FIGURE DRAWING Art workshop for adults; 7-9 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St.; $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Call 954-921-3274. HOLLYWOOD ART GUILD Meeting open to the public features a sation & camaraderie; 7 p.m.; Hol lywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call Peggy Austen, 954-924-1818. PROPERTY TAX OUTREACH Broward County Property Appraisers Homestead, Senior and other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes (various a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-357-5579. MAGIC SHOW Bring the whole family for a night of magic & fun with Carl Charles; 6:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.FRI., January 15BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Experience this oceanside cultural arts performance series at the out door Hollywood Beach Theater; 7-9 p.m.; Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-9242980. SAT., January 16ARTWALK Stroll through Downtown Hollywoods galleries & boutiques & enjoy complimentary refreshments at all galleries & participating businesses; 7-10 p.m.; pick up a guided map at Comfort Zone Studio & Spa, 2028 Harrison St., Suite 1; free. Call Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. PSORIASIS SEMINAR Patient education event hosted by the National Psoriasis Founda tion will feature a presentation on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis by dermatologist Stefan Weiss, M.D. & complimentary breakfast; 9-11:30 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Marriott, 2501 N. Ocean Dr.; free, with $2 parking. Call 561-372-SKIN (7546). ECOACTION DAY Volunteers ages 13 & up can clean up trash, plant native plants & remove non-native invasive plants; 9 a.m.-noon; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480. SHELLS PROGRAM All ages can learn about shells from South Florida & around the world; 11 a.m.-noon; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $1 Exhibit Hall entrance fee. Call 954-926-2480.SUN., January 17FREE GALLERY ADMISSION DAY Enjoy David Almeidas visual art exhibition Natural Selection, which ognizable pictorial traditions typically fauna; noon-4 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.; free. Call 954-921-3274. JANUARY DANCE BLAST Featuring DJ, dance teacher & magician Carl Charles Dance; 2-5 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $15. Call 954-921-3600.MON., January 18DAY CAMP Ages 2 -9 engage in Puppet Day themed activities on this school holiday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with aftercare available until 4 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. HOLLYWOOD GARDEN CLUB All ages are welcome to learn about gardening in South Florida, share tips & trade plants; 7-9 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St., Rm. 11. Call 954-921-3404.TUES., January 19DEPRESSION GLASS CLUB South Florida Depression Glass Club promotes awareness & appreciation of depression-era glassware through lectures, publications & exhibits; 7:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St. Call 954-9648073. BAGELS & BENEFITS Get to know the Chamber; 8-9 a.m.; Greater Hollywood Chamber of Com merce, 330 N. Federal Hwy.; free for members, $10 for future members. RSVP: 954-923-4000.WED., January 20ARTS BENEFIT Party with a Purpose networking & and Culture Center of Hollywood fea tures complimentary hors doeuvres, drawings; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Dave & Busters, 3000 Oakwood Blvd.; $10. Call 954-921-3274. VETERANS MEETING All veterans are invited to the American Legion Post 308 West Hollywood meeting; 7 p.m.; Driftwood Recreation Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave. Call 954-296-1242.THURS., January 21BIZ TO BIZ NETWORKING Includes Appetizers and Discount Drinks; Sosta; 1875 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood 5:30pm 7:30pm ; $10 For More Information: Call: 954.838.9644 ENGLISH CAFE Adult literacy event; 10:30 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hol lywood Blvd.; free. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227. PROPERTY TAX OUTREACH Broward County Property Appraisers Homestead, Senior and other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes (various a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-357-5579. FRI., January 22FAMILY HAYRIDE & CAMPFIRE Enjoy a hayride around the park, hot chocolate & smores; 6-9 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $3 for ages 3 & older. Call 954-357-8811. BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Experience this oceanside cultural arts performance series at the out door Hollywood Beach Theater; 7-9 p.m.; Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-9242980. LUNCH-AND-LEARN NATURE SERIES Program for adults features lunch & a presentation on Great Landscaping Pearls of Wisdom by David McLean of Trinity Churchside Gardens; noon2 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $5. Pre-register by Jan. 15: 954926-2480. CPR CLASS Presented by Nanny Poppinz; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Must pre-register: 954-889-5829.SAT., January 23CANADAFEST 2010 Annual festival features entertain ment in the Hollywood Beach Theater, vendors, food, arts & crafts; 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Broadwalk & Johnson St.; free admission. Call 954-924-9705. HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCERT Bring a lawn chair or blanket & enjoy a Tribute to Journey by Dont Stop Believin; 7-9 p.m.; Boulevard St.; free. Call 954-926-4236. ARTS & CRAFTS FUN SERIES Ages 5-12 can create unusual arts & crafts with recycled materials; 11 a.m.-noon; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $1. Call 954-926-2480. PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP Participants will use the printmak ing process with linoleum, linoleum cutters & printing ink to create their personalized Ex-Libris; 1-3 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St.; $25 members, $30 nonmembers. Call 954-921-3274. CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION Adult literacy program; 10:30 a.m.noon; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227.SUN., January 24SHOWTIME VARIETY SHOW An evening of entertainment starring singer/comedian Damian and the Sylvia & Bobby Show; 7:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Com munity Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $12. Call 954-456-7384. BEAUTY MAKEOVERS Complimentary hair & makeup makeover consultations; 7-9 p.m.; Multicultural Hair Design, Days Inn, 2601 N. 29th Ave.; $10 admission. Call 954-981-6969.FRI. SUN., January 22-24SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK Shakespeare Miami will present a full-length professional performance of Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew; 2 p.m. Sun. & 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sun.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500 MON., January 25CONCERT AT CHARNOW PARK Enjoy popular standards performed by Robert Lapage & Friends (weather permitting); 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Connecticut Street & A1A; free. Call 954-921-3404. TUES., January 26YIDDISH FILM SERIES The entire community is invited to El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; $2 contribution to the temple. Call Al Lipton, 305937-7007. FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING One-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hol lywood Blvd.; free. Call Liza Marie Torres, 954-921-3207.WED., January 27AMERICAN ASSOC. OF WARTIME VETERANS 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227. FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING One-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hol lywood Blvd.; free. Call Liza Marie Torres, 954-921-3207. BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce networking event; 5-7 p.m.; Satoro Restaurant & Lounge, 2050 Hollywood Blvd.; $7 Chamber members, $12 future members. Must register: 954-923-4000. A WRITERS LIFE A 2-hour conversation with Adrian Walker, author of 16 books & 600 Luciano Pavarotti, Paul Anka, Donald Sutherland & Rudolf Nureyev; 2-4 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.THURS., January 28PROPERTY TAX OUTREACH Broward County Property Appraisers Homestead, Senior and other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes (various a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-357-5579. ENGLISH CAFE Adult literacy event; 10:30 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hol lywood Blvd.; free. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227. FRI., January 29CELEBRITY JOES VS. PROS BOXING Featuring former NFL greats, Miami Dolphins players & celebrity guests; Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-921-3404. BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Experience this oceanside cultural arts performance series at the out door Hollywood Beach Theater; 7-9 p.m.; Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-9242980. SAT., January 30SUPER SATURDAY IN THE STREET Extreme tailgating event in Down town Hollywood features food, entertainment, games, drawings, childrens activities in the ArtsPark, plus appearances by former & current NFL players & cheerlead ing teams; noon-6 p.m.; 19th -21st avenues; free admission. Call 954921-3404. DATE NITE I Can Make My Own Alien Goo! themed activities for ages 2-8 will in clude the movie Aliens vs. Monsters (PG) & dinner; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133. HOME BUYER SEMINAR Learn about foreclosures, budgeting, down payment assistance & more; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 2305 Sheridan St.; free. Call Ellen Bithell at RE/MAX Execu tive Realty, 954-292-6412. TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 201021 Michael S. Brown PUBLISHER Meredith A. Brown FOUNDING EDITOR Jennifer Sandomir GENERAL MANAGER jennifer@hollywoodgazette.comBarbara Pellicano-Tisi ADMIN. 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