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Concerned Hollywood residents are at odds with the City Commission over the legitimate designation of HollyTree City. For the past 30 years, Hollywood has received a Tree City USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation for meeting tree planting and tree maintenance requirements. City designation include creating a framework for action, education, a positive public image, citizen pride and possible federal funding, according to the Arbor Day Foundation Web site. While the designation shows Hollywoods commitment to becoming a green city, Hollywoods Green Team Advisory Committee feels the City can do more. Since its inception in fall 2006, the Green Team has recommended ways to conserve natural resources in an attempt to alleviate the effects of global warming and promote urban sustainability in Hollywood. Lee Gottlieb, a two-year member of the Green Team, said the committee spent a lot of time reviewing the Citys tree ordinance and found that Hollywood has an antiquated ordinance it said this not only affects tree protection but also shows the City does not deserve the Tree City designation. MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 18 TREE CITY CONT. ON PAGE 18 BRETT DALY ASSOCIATE EDITOR Hollywoods Tree City USA designation under scrutiny22 by Caron Conway Lead Correspondent Plans for the opening of the Hollywood in 40 years remain on course as the City and the Broward County School Board negotiate a crucial issue concerning the number of seats they will designate for students who live in Hollywood. New School C, which is under construction and scheduled to open in the fall, will be a Montessori magnet school open to children in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade who live south of Interstate 595. The opening of the school in the Lincoln Park neighborhood will be historic in another respect: is neither a private facility nor a charter school, which is publicly funded and privately run. The schools Montessori approach, in which the uniqueness of each child is emphasized SCHOOL C CONT. ON PAGE 19 New public school C to open doors this fall Commissioners hammering out R.S. Davis Financial Services, Inc. hosted the Uncle Sam vs. Visual Artistry reception and art exhibition at its Downtown Hollywood office last month to kick off the 2010 Tax Season. Hollywood artist Kapone showcased his abstract art, which will be on display at the office through April 30. Downtown accounting rm to display visual art through 2010 tax season Broward County officials urging residents to complete their 2010 Census forms. For just one uncounted person, Broward County loses an estimated $1,300 per year in funding. Nine-year-old pianist, national TV star and YouTube sensation Ethan Bortnick will play classical works, jazz, rock-androll, and childrens music, as well as his own compositions. See full calendar of events on pages 20-22.8Chanel Walker with Carrie Cabrera Event guests Daren and Aubrey flank visual artist Kapone. 22ETHAN BORTNICK TO PERFORM AT HOLLYWOOD CENTRAL FEB. 21Violet Nikolici Lowrey is one of seven women to present at a womens empowerment conference set for Feb. 6 in East Hollywood. See page 22 for details.FEB. 6 SEMINAR FOR WOMEN IN THIS ISSUE YOUR ULTIMATE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS HOLL YWOOD 3363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021 www.hollywoodgazette.comPOSTMASTER: TIME SENSITIVE MATERIAL. 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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Gazette and Dave & Busters have in the community to raise funds and awareness for charities in a business-networking style environment. Hollywood Gazette recently selected Marika Guyton to assist in coordinating the Gazettes monthly Party with a Purpose networking events. Guyton, an active community member, is the owner of Its All About You, a private and corporate event planning company based in Hollywood. She also serves on the board of the Liberia Economic and Social Development; Professionals Educating and Advocating Respect in Relationships; and coordinates events for the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Guyton will be responsible for promoting the Party with a Purpose events, as well as selecting the charity the event will benon the impact they have on Hollywood and their ability to promote the event to their supporters. raised an average of $500 during the two-hour event, which features food, half-price drinks, door compliments of Dave & Busters. raised nearly $10,000 for local charities. The next two events will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17, which Rough, and Wednesday, March Outreach Center, at the Oakwood Plaza Dave & Busters from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost to attend is a $10 donation, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated directly to the selected charities. The mission of the Hollywood Diamonds in the Rough Youth Golf Program is to ensure that all youth, regardless of their social and economic backgrounds, have an opportunity to learn and play golf. The program seeks to instill the games inherent positive values and teach children golf skills. Broward Outreach Center has been designed to meet the needs of homesquare-foot facility center provides the opportunity for mothers and children to live together as a family unit and not be separated due to housing restrictions. The 120-bed center offers a therapeutic environment for a homeless family that allows them to rebuild their lives as a whole unit. For more information about the Gazettes Party with a Purpose, contact by Lawrence N. Legg, CPA Given the ever-escalating cost of insur Accounts (HSAs) are becoming one of the most effective methods for reducing health care costs for both individuals and small business owners. HSAs offer a tax-favorable way for eligible individuals to set aside funds, or have their employer do so, to meet future medical needs. Here are the key tax-related elements: deductible, with limits, arent taxed to you, are not taxed, and Who is eligible? To be eligible for an HSA, you must be covered by a high-deductible health plan, as discussed below. Also, you must not be covered by a plan which (1) is not a high-deductible health plan, and (2) provides deductible plan. If an individual is enrolled in Medicare, he or she is no longer an eligible individual under the HSA rules. Therefore, contributions to an HSA can no longer be made. For 2009, a high-deductible health plan is a plan with an annual deductible of at least $1,150 for self-only coverage or at least $2,300 for family coverage. For self-only coverage, the 2009 limit on deductible contributions is $3,000. For family coverage, the 2009 limit on deductible contributions is $5,950. Additionally, annual out-of-pocket expenses required to be paid $11,600 for family coverage. An individual (and the individuals covered spouse) who has reached age 55 before the close of the tax year, and is an eligible HSA contributor, may make additional catch-up contributions for 2009 of up to $1,000. You can deduct contributions to an HSA for the year up to the total of your monthly limitations for the months you were eligible. For 2009, the monthly limitation on deductible contributions for a person with self-only coverage is 1/12 of $3,000. For an individual with family coverage, the monthly limitation on deductible contributions is 1/12 of $5,950. Contributions may be made to an HSA by or on behalf of an eligible individual even if the individual has no compensation or if the contributions exceed the individuals compensation. Contributions made by a family member on behalf of an eligible individual to an HSA (which are subject to the limits described above) are deductible by the eligible individual in computing adjusted gross income. For a limited period from Dec. 20, 2006, to Dec. 31, 2011, an eligible individual can make a onespending arrangement (health FSA) or health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) to an HSA. The amount transferred is subject to statutory limits. Similarly, on a once-only basis, taxpayers can withdraw funds from an IRA and transfer them tax-free to an HSA. The amount transferred can be up to the maximum deductible HSA contribution for the type of coverage in effect at the time of the transfer. The amount so transferred is excluded from the taxpayers gross income and is not subject to the 10 percent early withdrawal penalty. If you are an eligible individual and your employer contributes to your HSA, the employers contribution is treated as employer-provided coverage for medical expenses under an accident or health plan and is excludable from your gross income up to the deduction limitation, as described above. Further, the employer contributions are not subject to withholding from wages for income tax or subject to FICA or FUTA. The eligible individual cannot deduct employer contributions on his federal income tax return as HSA contributions or as medical expense deductions. An employer that decides to make contributions on its employees behalf must make comparable contributions to the HSAs of all comparable participating employees for that calendar year. If the employer does not make comparable contributions, the employer is subject to a 35 percent tax on the aggregate amount contributed by the employer to HSAs for that period. Earnings. If the HSA is set up properly, it is generally exempt from taxation, and there is no tax on earnings. However, taxes may apply if contribution limitations are exceeded, required reports are not provided or prohibited transactions occur. Distributions. Distributions from the HSA cal expenses, or those of his spouse or depenfor these purposes generally mean those that would qualify for the medical expense itemized deduction. If funds are withdrawn from the HSA for other reasons, the withdrawal is taxable. Additionally, an extra 10 percent tax will apply to the withdrawal, unless it is made after reaching age 65 or in the event of death or disability. any left-over money carries forward in your HSA account to future years and is not lost! Its yours to spend on future health care costs.Please be sure to consult with your tax professional and your health insurance provider prior to setting up an HSA account. ART & CULTURE BUSINESS MONEY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH COMMUNITY OPINION PEOPLE PETS of a Health Savings Account TAX TIPS New executive director of Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Anne Hotte with Susan Rakes Assistant Director of Art and Culture Center of Hollywood at the recent Party with a Purpose benefitting the center. Guyton Party with a Purpose regulars: Tim Harrises, owner of Events Without Borders; Barbara Pellicano, administrative director of Hollywood Gazette; Dale Salkeld, owner of Digital Graphics. Hollywoods former Downtown CRA director Jim Edwards with Matthew Sandomir, owner of Mercury Auto Transport 6 2010

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The Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families, Workforce Florida, Inc. and WorkForce One Employment Solutions, are joining together to introduce the Florida Back to Work program designed to bolster businesses and bring jobs to Broward County. Broward County employers looking to expand their businesses who hire employees through this program will receive a reimbursement of up to 95 percent of employee General Program Guidelines: employers who are adding new positions are eligible. and the program reimburses up to 95 percent of those payments according to an agreement negotiated in advance. paid by the employer for comparable positions doing comparable work. The employer cannot have laid off employees in the same or similar position. Florida Marketplace. need to complete a project application that details the number and type of subsidized positions requested, the job skill sets of the position ment to provide a funding contribution equal to the project amount not reimbursed by the Florida Back to Work program. All employers with at least one job available are encouraged to apply. Funding for this program is available through Sept. 30 with no subsidies available beyond this employers is that the subsidized position is an anticipated permanent job and that the employer intends to retain employees whose job performance is satisfactory. For more information, contact WorkForce One Employment at 954-677-JOBS (5627), jobs@wf1broward.com or www. wf1broward.com. Stirling Medical CenterOpen HouseStirling Medical Center welcomes Dr. Hilton Gomes at an Open House on February 19th! Call today to RSVP: Sabina Berrena 954.267.0133Stirling Medical Center 3100 Stirling Rd, Hollywood, FL10AM to 2 PM 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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Launched Jan. 25, the new 95 Express Bus service has helped thousands who commute between Broward and Miami-Dade counties reduce travel time and save money. The fleet of 95 Express buses takes riders from key points in south and west Broward including several Hollywood locations directly to Downtown Miami and back during peak driving times. The new hybrid buses use the 95 Express lanes that allow vehicles to travel an average of 16 mph faster than the conventional I-95 lanes based on current northbound conditions. The additional bus riders also mean fewer cars on the road to relieve overall highway congestion. Theres been a need for direct bus routes to the heart of Miami for many years and now we have the much-needed funding to do it right, said Jim Udvardy, project manager of South Florida Commuter Services, an arm of Floridas Department of Transportation. Its a wonderful, time-saving and money-saving option for commuters. The Federal Transit Administration and the Florida Department of Transportation fund the new express routes. Bus fares cost $2.35 for a one-way fare, with monthly passes available. For more information, visit 95Express.com or 95 EXPRESS ROUTES:Pines/Hollywood Boulevard This service, operated by Broward County Transit, will run approximately every 30 minutes on weekdays during morning and afternoon peak-travel periods. Southbound buses will depart from Pines Boulevard and Flamingo and from 4 until 6 p.m. Additional departure locations are at Pines Boulevard/University Drive, Hollywood Boulevard/State Road 7 and Hollywood Boulevard/Tri-Rail Station. Northbound buses will depart from the Miami-Dade Government and from 3:45 until 6:45 p.m. For additional information, visit www.broward.org/bct. Sheridan Street This service, operated by MiamiDade Transit, will run approximately every 15 minutes on weekdays during morning and afternoon peak-travel periods. Southbound buses will depart from the Sheridan Street Park-n-Ride lot just west of I-95 from 5:45 until Northbound buses will depart from S.E. First Street and First Avenue from until 5:53 p.m. Broward Boulevard This service, also operated by Miami-Dade Transit, will run approximately every 15 minutes on weekdays during morning and afternoon peak-travel periods. Southbound buses will depart from the Broward Park-n-Ride lot just west of I-95 from 5:45 until Northbound buses will depart from S.E. First Street and First Avenue from until 5:53 p.m. For additional information, visit www.miamidade.gov/transit. With the mailing of Census 2010 forms next month, Broward County officials are urging residents to fill out the new streamlined forms that will take 10 minutes to complete. Neglecting to do so could result in the loss of millions of dollars for Broward County. According to the 2000 Census Monitoring Board, the undercount for the 2000 Census in Broward County was about 20,000 people. For just one uncounted person, the board estimated a loss in funding of $1,300 per year, which meant a loss in funding for Broward County of $26 million per year and more than $260 million over ten years. Governments use Census data to allocate billions of dollars in funding for education, public safety, housing, roads and bridges, human services and community services. Community organizations use Census data to develop social service programs for seniors and children, and businesses use it to identify where to locate factories, shopping centers, movie theaters, banks and offices activities that lead to new jobs. Census data is also used to determine representation in the federal and state legislatures. So, undercounting results in underrepresentation. County 2010 Complete Count Committee has worked on educating the public about the importance of all residents completing and mailing their Census form. Comprised of nine subcommittees and drawing from community organizations, media partners, municipalities, businesses and other parts of the community, the 200-plus members of the Complete Count Committee are collectively spreading the word about the importance of the Census and getting an accurate count. The U.S. Constitution requires a national Census count and Census forms are mailed to every household in March of the year that its conducted. In Broward will receive the Census forms, which ask for the name, gender, age, race, ethnicity and relationship to the householder, and whether the householder owns or rents his or her home. U.S. Census Day is April 1, 2010, and I must urge you to please fill out your Census form that will arrive in the mail, said Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger. By filling out the Census form, youre helping your country and your community. Any Broward County organization, civic group, business or homeowners association wishing to learn more about the 2010 Census should contact the Complete Count Committee and request a speaker. Visit www.broward.org/census, e-mail census2010@broward.org for more information. For just one uncounted person in Broward, there is an estimated loss in funding of Broward County Commissioner and Chair of the Broward County Complete Count Committee Ilene Lieberman spoke on the importance of completing Census forms at a Partners Expo last month that promoted this years Census in Broward County. Imagine a simple ingredient that is found in nature, does not require a prescription, costs very little, and affects many aspects of human health. This miraculous panacea is Omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA, which are naturallyoccurring substances found in coldwater fish, wild game, flax, hemp and chia seeds, and walnuts. Scientists report that Omega-3 fatty acids significantly diminish the production and effectiveness of various prostaglandins, hormone-like substances produced by the body, which can increase inflammation. Omega-3s prevent and relieve painful conditions like arthritis, prostatitis, cystitis and anything else ending in -itis. Other studies have shown that Omega-3s help protect from heart attacks and strokes, lower cholesterol, better brain and immune function, alleviate the symptoms of depression and ADHD, decrease the incidence of brain, colon and prostate cancers, aid weight loss and assist in a variety of other health conditions Three grams of total EPA/DHA daily are considered safe and many studies used substantially higher doses without major side effects. Due to the blood-thinning properties of the oil, very large doses can lead to hemorrhagic stroke and increased bleeding in patients also taking aspirin and warfarin, and are not recommended in congestive heart failure. If you do not get at least 1 gram of DHA/EPA through your diet, consider supplementing with Omega-3 capsules, which are widely available with many companies now offering them in chewable form. Look for molecularly distilled fish oil or organic flax oils to avoid contamination with mercury and pesticides. One pill for many illsHealthy tip by White Orchid Pharmacy located at 2328 Hollywood Blvd. Do you have questions about natural ways to improve your health? E-mail Elena whiteorchidpharmacy@gmail.com or call 954-404-7533. 8 2010 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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by Caron Conway Lead Correspondent One Hollywood restaurateur is on a mission to nourish spirits as well as bodies. Oscar de Cardenas, owner of Sub City on Hollywood Boulevard, has delivered hope along with warm clothing to the homeless in Hollywood and Miami since temperatures started dropping in December. De Cardenas has personally distributed hundreds of basic necessities including jackets, sweaters, blankets and shoes over the course of about a half-dozen trips to Hollywood, Downtown Miami and the Broward Outreach Center in Hollywood. Caring Sub City customers, responding to de Cardenas simple plea to help those living on the street during a time of uncharacteristically cold weather, donated the items. I put a sign on the door, and its worked, de Cardenas said. The Hialeah residents philanthropic efforts began about four years ago following a large Thanksgiving dinner with family. De Cardenas said he was inspired to help feed the local homeless population when I saw so much food was going to get thrown away. Instead, he put the potential waste to good use, distributing his familys Thanksgiving leftovers to people living on the streets of Miami. On another occasion, de Cardenas and his brother Jorge purchased close to 100 cheeseburgers from a fast-food restaurant and several cases of water, which they handed out among the homeless. Jorge de Cardenas also is conducting a separate clothing drive at his own business, a convenience store in Miami Springs. During a run to Miami last month, Oscar de Cardenas sweetened his clothing distribution with batches of cookies and cups of coffee. The people were so, so grateful, he said. I do it to help others that are in need. God touched my heart. De Cardenas got the idea for the clothing drive during South Floridas first cold spell in December. It was after 9 p.m. and he and his wife, Mariela, had just finished dinner at a restaurant. It suddenly hit him that they would be returning to the warmth and comfort of their home while so many people were suffering with neither shelter nor adequate clothing to brave the elements. And so, de Cardenas gathered up some warm items and we drove up as a family, he recalled. Since being exposed to the homeless problem, de Cardenas daughters Victoria, 15, and Cristina, 10, ask questions, and I try to answer them the best I can, he said. They realize that, yeah, weve got what we need and much more, and weve got to share. De Cardenas said the homeless population in Hollywood is sometimes difficult to find because they tend to be scattered and move around frequently, as opposed to congregating in established camps. And now, whenever he notices someone walking around with a backpack, it gives him pause to wonder about that persons circumstances. You just dont know whose backpack has their whole life in there, he said. De Cardenas said the people that hes come in contact with on the streets of Hollywood and Miami have been very thankful for the concern he shows them. Some of them have told me a little about their story, and I stop and pray with them, he said. De Cardenas is hoping that generous donations from the public will enable him to continue his deliveries to the homeless members of the South Florida community throughout the winter season and beyond. As long as its coming in, Ill do it, he said. De Cardenas also hopes that, through his efforts, others will realize theres a need out there and be inspired to take action. Maybe God will touch their heart to do something, he said. To donate new or used clothing or blankets to de Cardenas cause, visit Sub City at 4300 Hollywood Blvd. PHOTO BY TOM OLSENTO COMMENT ON THIS STORY VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 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 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 20109 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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Wee-words, a company that strives to introduce art to children, hosted a We Love last month to help Hollywood children create Valentines cards and cultivate their creativity. The event, held at Jump & Gym in the Oakwood Plaza, attracted kids ranging in age from 1 to 12 years old and inspired them to use their imagination. We encourage and invite children of all ages to explore their creativity by using different art materials appropriate to the childs age, said Caren Horvitz, co-owner of weewords. The company has held art parties since 2009 and displays some of the childrens designs on their Web site at www.wee-words.com. For more information, contact co-owner Gloria Mallardi at Gloria@wee-words. ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Parents Sergio and Tatiana Richter Garassino consider their daughter, Isabella, a princess. The 7-monthold always has a smile on her face, especially when she plays with her sister, Thyciana. E-mail hi-res photo with the following information: Name of Parents; Name of Baby; Age; and Special Traits to brett@hollywoodgazette.com. DO YOU WANT YOUR BABY TO BE HOLLYWOO D S BABY OF THE MONTH? IsabellaBABY MONTH of the Horvitz and Mallardi Feb 21, Mar 28, Apr FREEBring your lawn chair and spread out on the lawn and enjoy a magical twilight performance by The Symphony of the Americas, conducted by Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. Rose Miniaci Maestros Chair. For information call 954 921-3500 www.hollywood.org/artspark Hollywood Blvd at US-1 10 2010

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The rain couldnt stop around 200 people from trickling in and making donations during a relief rally held last month for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The City of Hollywood and Hollywood Cares, Inc., an organization created by Temple Beth El and the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood that supports orphanages and a school in Haiti, organized the rally at the ArtsPark at Young Circle and collected approximately $2,000 for the American Red Cross and a truck and a half of food for Food for the Poor. The purpose of this rally (was) to show that people in the tri-county area are united in their effort to assist the victims of this tragedy, and the need to raise funds is greater than ever, said Mayor Peter Bober in an e-mail. With donations drop-offs still scattered around the City, all residents are encouraged to donate what they can to help the people affected by this tragedy.Hollywood Cares Temple Beth El and First Presbyterian Church: Lois Lowry, Zak Myers, Luann Myers Pauline Wallace, City of Hollwood Rosena Francois, Volunteer Coordinator, Chuck Ellis, Director Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Sandra Sturm, Scott Sander, Debbie SanderPHOTOS BY DAVID UDOFF For membership information contact:Debra Case 954.651.4115or sign on to our web site at www.hbbafla.com to get the forms and more information about the Hollywood Beach Business Association. Stay informed; join the HBBA now for January December 2010. ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Looking For a Great Plumber ? Looking For a Great Plumber ? Yo u appr ov e the pric e before we star tSince 19 74 21 47 DOur Ser Wa w er -pipes Wa epair w s Y Coupon must be present ed prior to serv ice HG Coupon Expires 3/ 31 /1 0$ 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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by Frieda Dragif Vice President, Hollywood Beach Business Association Following the recent demise of the Ocean Properties project, the City of Hollywood is once again (and it is hoped for the last time) facing the challenge of choosing a project for the Cityowned, 6-acre site on Johnson Street from a new pool of four proposers. While no specific uses were mandated by the City for this prime development site except for the replacement of 500 to 600 public parking spaces, the RFP (Request for Proposal) did identify a preference for a mix of uses that will serve as a catalyst for the continued vitality and evolution of the central beach area. Included in the preference was the addition of some kind of public benefit. Examples of such public use offerings include the renovation and programming of the Bandshell theater and the provision of public rest rooms along the Broadwalk. In consideration of leasing the Johnson Street site on a long-term basis, the Citys major criteria for selection will include: a) disposition revenues and revenue from real estate taxes directly generated by the project, b) the character of the proposed development and c) the developers capacity to implement the project. To facilitate the selection process, the following scoring system was implemented: 1. Experience and track record of developer: 30 points 2. Demonstration of financial strength: 30 points 3. Project Proposal/Extent in which proposal program meets the City planning objective: 40 points. The Hollywood Beach Business Association looks forward with much anticipation to the unfolding of the selection process. And we wish to acknowledge the commendable and transparent manner in which the City, under the entrusted auspices of our Assistant City Manager Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark, has navigated this very challenging process. We hope and trust that this process will culminate in the highest and best service to and interest of The city of Hollywood. For more information about the Hollywood Beach Business Association, call Debra Case at 954-951-4115. A t r a d i t i o n o f q u a l i t y e d u c a t i o n s i n c e 1 9 5 7 Y our First Month is Fr ee For membership information contact:Debra Case 954.651.4115or sign on to our web site at www.hbbafla.com to get the forms and more information about the Hollywood Beach Business Association. Stay informed; join the HBBA now for January December 2010. 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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by Caron Conway Lead Correspondent Hollywoods longest-serving Commissioner Dick Blattner has influenced both the Citys municipal government and community outreach programs through his hands-onapproach to community leadership since the early 1990s. Blattner, who was first elected to the City Commission in 1994, took a seven-year hiatus from the Commission beginning in 2000, during which time he still influenced the City and county through several advisory board positions. But when Blattner had an opportunity to return to the City Commission in early 2007 by running for the seat vacated by suspended didnt hesitate at all, he said. Its a decision that Blattner hasnt regretted. Ive enjoyed the last two years more than all the other years I was on the Commission, he said. Blattner praised the leadership of Mayor Peter Bober for largely contributing to a Commission Chambers environment that is characterized by more congeniality and a spirit of fairness, equality and sharing. Simply put, Its not contentious, Blattner said. The last couple of meetings have been almost intellectual in terms of the depth of the discussions. I walk out of the meetings and Im smiling and Im happy. He said while the City does still face certain challenges, the Commissions The City of Hollywood is inviting residents to share their budget ideas for fiscal year 2011 during a Citizens Budget Workshop to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center (1770 Monroe St.). In the current fiscal year (2010), the operating budget for the City is $344.7 million, an increase of 3.3 percent from last years operating budget. The operating budget includes funding for a total of 1,383 full-time employees and for various operations throughout the City, which include water/ sewer services, streets and public facility maintenance, parks and recreation, parking services, and public safety operations. Residents will have the opportunity to present their ideas to the City Commission and staff during this workshop, which takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Interested individuals should submit ideas to the Office of Budget and Procurement Services by Feb. 9 to allow all suggestions to be incorporated into a presentation. A member of the Citys Financial Intervention and Resource Strategy Team (F.I.R.S.T.) will contact the individuals who submit suggestions. For more information on the Citys operating budget, contact the Office of Budget and Procurement Services at 954-921-3206 or visit the Citys Web site at www. HollywoodFL.org. Budget Suggestions Requested by Feb. 9 SafecareMedical Center Richard J. Wilbur, M.D.Board Certified in Internal Medicine 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? Hershey, a 3-year-old miniature pinscher, loves playing hide-andseek with his owner, Emily Odak. Burying himself under the covers is his favorite place to hide. Hershey attitude is one of lets fix it intelligently. Were going to face issues of budgets for the next couple of years. What its causing us to do is really establish priorities, he said. Blattner said these priorities include infrastructure needs, economic development and the best use of revenues from the Citys economic engine, Hollywood Beach. Commissioner Blattner said hes very proud of his role in changing the way the Community Redevelopment Agency is structured in the wake of the recent shakeup that resulted in the firing of the former Beach CRA director, commissionapproved extensive audits of both the Beach and Downtown CRA districts, and strict accountability to the City Managers office. Although the vast majority of CRAs in Florida directly report to their municipalitys city manager or strong mayor, Blattner took heat from some residents over his attempts during the past two years to make changes to the CRA, which previously was only overseen by City Commissioners sitting as the CRA Board at monthly meetings. They were afraid that we would micromanage it, Blattner said. I didnt want to micromanage the CRA. I wanted the CRA director to report to somebody on a daily basis. (Now) on a day-to-day basis, the City Manager and his staff will know whats going on. Blattner is also pleased with his role in implementing professional, outsourced ethics training for Commissioners and all city employees. I stimulated a lot of discussion on ethics. The reason Im here is because of an ethical issue, he said, referring to the special election held after Wasserstrom was suspended from office on official misconduct charges for not fully disclosing his relationship with a sludge-processing firm that he helped win a city contract. When Blattner was first elected to the City Commission in 1994 and again in form of government. And although he has officially represented District 4 since said he has always considered himself a citywide Commissioner. In fact, since October, Blattner has extended a monthly invitation to any interested residents whod like to meet with him over lunch, and Blattner even foots the bill. Since November 2007, he has also written a monthly blog, sent out in an e-mail, in which he updates residents on recent Commission actions and other local developments, spotlights Hollywood events and businesses, and even recommends good books that hes read. Blattners involvement in his community extends far beyond the Commission platform to include serving as a member of a handful of organizations in Broward County. He is also the vice chair of the Broward County YMCA and past chairman of the Greater Hollywood Family YMCA. Because of his commitment to the community, Blattner has also been honored with the United Ways Volunteer of the Year and the American Jewish Congress Man of the Year award. Blattners most visible role, however, is that of City Commissioner, a four-year and to which he is committed to looking for ways of doing things efficiently with more common sense and more accountability. And when people ask how the City of Hollywood is doing, Blattner says Hollywood is on the right track to accomplishing its goals. Were not shying away from our issues. We know what we have to do. TO COMMENT ON THIS STORY VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 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 Funeral Homeswww .scaranofuneralhome.comA R eputation EarnedNot Inherited PINES MEMORIAL CHAPEL STIRLING MEMORIAL CHAPEL SCARANO TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 201017 ART & CULTURE MONEY COMMUNITY PEOPLE FOOD HEALTH OPINION EVENTS PETS

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He said Hollywood lacks a tree committee capable of making informed decisions about tree management and Tree City USA eligibility. A review board comprised of ar borists, botanists and environmentalists, he said, is the best way to make educated decisions about tree planting and removal, and, in turn, rightfully earn the Tree City designation. Hollywood doesnt deserve the award. The Green Team wants to bring the ordinance up to date to bring protection to Florida trees, he said. Without a board made up of people who know the right trees and right places to plant them, you get uninformed decisions. Samuel Uccello, chair of the Green Team, said the City needs to revise its tree code and create a tree committee, but that the City isnt taking the necessary measures to ensure it happens in a timely manner. Our ultimate goal is not Tree City USA, Uccello said. Our ultimate goal is protecting our trees and planting more trees. We dont think the City is doing enough to make that happen. The City, however, doesnt think creating another committee is the right action to take. City spokeswoman Raelin Storey said city governments often get criticized for being too bureaucratic. She said adding another level to the organizational structure could slow the process of addressing the Green Teams concerns and taking action. She said the City is actively looking into how Hollywood should handle their appeals. arborists on its Public Works staff, she said that Hollywood meets the Tree City USA committee requirements, qualifying Hollywood for the designation and helping Hollywood protect its tree canopy as well. We think we have a good system in place, and we feel that we have the staffing thats addressing their concerns, Storey said. She also said Mayor Bober stated he wanted to plant 5,000 trees while in half. While Uccello has found some willingness from the City to address these issues, he said he would love to work more closely with the City Commissioners to further reduce Hollywoods carbon footprint. Gottlieb said that in order to make these improvements, City departments need better communication and less fragmentation. He thinks listening to the recommendations of the Green Team can make Hollywood a greener city. While the Green Team continues to do its part in helping Hollywood go green, Uccello said every Hollywood resident can do his or her part to help the City through conserving and recycling. Were all trying to help reduce our carbon footprints, but we can all do better, he said. For more information about the Green Team, visit http://www.hollymore information about Tree City USA, visit http://www.arborday.org/programs/ treeCityUSA/index.cfm.TREE CITY cont. from page 1 TO COMMENT ON THIS STORY VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM On Jan. 15, R.S Davis Financial Services, Inc. owner Richard Davis and his partner Howard Carter III transformed their quaint accounting office into a buzzing art museum to offer their clients more to look at than just tax forms. Their Tax Season kick off reception featured mojitos, hors d oeuvres and an interactive, live painting session with Hollywood along with Miami artist Antonio Roberts artwork, will have their paintings displayed throughout the tax season. For more information on the Uncle Sam vs. Visual Artistry 954-929-9506. Hollywood artist gives new meaning to tax season GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION ONLINE AT www.HollywoodGazette.com or call 954-962-8180Weve got Hollywood covered. 18 2010 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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and students learn at their own pace in a prepared environment also makes it unique. The district has only two existing Montessori schools: Sunrise Middle and Virginia Shuman Young Elementary in Fort Lauderdale, which cur rently has more than 100 Hollywood residents and a waiting list of nearly 900 students. It is hoped attract students from private and charter schools at a critical time of declining public school enrollment. The composition of the new schools enrollment has been at the heart of a debate between City Commissioners and School Board members. In December, the School Board voted to set aside 150 of the 750 seats at School C for students living in the South Broward High School feeder pattern. But Hollywood Commissioners want 50 percent of the schools enrollment designated for their residents. In addition, the Broward County School District needs a lease from Hollywood for the school property, which includes a city park. The City Commissions Dec. 16 vote on the second amendment to the 50-year lease agreement was characterized as a counter-offer by Commissioner Heidi OSheehan, the City Commission liaison to the School Board. She urged parents many of whom feared that the schools opening would be jeopardized if Commissioners refused to approve what the School Board wants not to fall for any fear tactic. I think its a bluff, OSheehan told parents who attended the Commission meeting. I think theyre trying to manipulate you into opposing the people that are trying to help you ensure that your children actually win the lottery and get into the school. OSheehan stressed that the lease agreement between the City and the School Board strengthens Hollywoods position. Our only leverage to ask for any protections for our residents is the fact that part of this building and facilities of the school are City property that we have leased to them at no cost, she said. What we are trying to do is make sure that our residents are getting a value for our contribution of land to the School Board and some recognition that we are partners in this. The new state-of-the-art school, which is located just west of Dixie Highway and south of Johnson Street at 2230 Lincoln St., was originally intended to be a traditional neighborhood school. And some Lincoln Park that will be generated by the new school, particularly with regard to school buses. Another key issue is the hours that the sites 4.7-acre park, a shared-use facility, will be available to the public on school days. Even though its going to be a Montessori school, its still a park for the neighborhood, said Vice Mayor Beam Furr. Furr and Commissioner Dick Blattner also echoed the concerns of some residents that demanding 50 percent of the seats for Hollywood students could adversely affect enrollment at local elementary schools such as Oakridge and Hollywood Central. Youre putting those schools at risk. We dont want to do that, Furr said. OSheehan said that in the absence of data showing that a 50 percent designation for Hollywood students would drain other school enrollments, Commissioners owed it to their residents to explore the option of a further negotiation with the School Board. We have no way absolutely no way of knowing where the students who apply to this school will come from, OSheehan said. The application process for New School C began Dec. 2 and will run through Feb. 17. In the meantime, School Board Chair Jennifer Gottlieb promised to address the City Commissioners concerns. The districts attendance-zone boundary hearings were scheduled to start at the end of January. I look forward to your staff working with my staff and resolving whatever the outstanding issues are, Gottlieb told Commissioners. I know that when this is all said and done, the residents, the parents, everybody will be pleased. FOR RENT LabelleApartments Motel Efficiencies with Pool Weekly / Monthly / SeasonalStarting at $155/week $600/Month 600 N. 20 Avenue, Hollywood(Pierce St. & 20th near Downtown)Drive By or call 954-609-1445for Info and Showing The Florida Youth Orchestra, the only one of its kind in South Florida, will showcase its musical talents on Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center for Hollywood residents to enjoy. With past performances at New Yorks Carnegie Hall and Center, the Florida Youth Orchestra has more than 300 young performers that reside in Broward, MiamiDade and Palm Beach counties. Orchestra has provided classical music education for young talented musicians. Now in its 22nd season, youngsters aged 6 to 19 will participate in this interactive concert under the direction of Thomas Sleeper. The concert, which will take place at 2 p.m. at 1770 Monroe St., includes an instrument petting zoo, where audience members hold and use actual instruments. Admission for Center members is free, and $7 for adult non-members and $3 for children. For more information, call 954-921-3274 or visit www. ArtandCultureCenter.org. 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 NEW SCHOOL cont. from page 1

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ONGOINGART EXHIBITIONS On display at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood through Feb. 19 are the 3rd annual Abracadabra fund-raising exhibition, as well as exhibitions showcasing the works of Balbone Martinez, Doug Crocco & Dinorah de Jess Rodrguez; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & noon-4 p.m. Sun.; 1650 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274 for admission fees. HOLLYWOOD TRAILS BICYCLE TOURS Mention the Hollywood Gazette for $5 off Historic Architecture, Notorious Mob Bosses & Movie Locations, ECO-Mangroves, City of the Arts or Hardcore ECO bicycle tours ranging from 6-27 miles; times & duration vary; Hayes St. & the Broadwalk; $40-$55. Call 202-375-0283. FLORIDA JOURNEY ART SHOW Watercolors by artist Thomas Draving will be on display through Feb. 27; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; Visual Arts Pavilion Gallery, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. 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 Club house, 2349 Taylor St. Call Richard Ferrara, 954-921-4500. 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. EXOTIC POLE CARDIO CLASS Learn basic pole tricks & work on toning the Tues. & 11 a.m. Thurs.; Sensual Souls Dance Studio, 2850 Stirling Rd., Suite H; $20. Call Manny, 954-668-3296.TUESDAY & FRIDAYVINYASA YOGA WITH RONNI FORD Experience dynamic Yoga sequences that sculpt the outside & open the inside, & master the Ujjayi breath for a strong 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. 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. VINYASA YOGA WITH RONNI FORD Experience dynamic Yoga sequences that sculpt the outside & open the inside, & master the Ujjayi breath for a strong practice; 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 340-626-9642. 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.WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAYCARDIO P.A.R.A.D.E. Dance your way into better shape to the rhythms of salsa, samba, merengue, konpa, soca & hip hop; 8 p.m. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m. Sat.; Synergize, 1948 Tyler St.; $10/class (1st class free). Call 954-924-4465.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. BEACH PARTY Features Exotic Factory pole dancers & food & drink specials; 10:30 p.m.; Vedus Fish and Burger Shack, 1500 N. Broadwalk. Call Manny, 954-668-3296.FRIDAYSBROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Experience this oceanside cultural arts performance series at the outdoor Hollywood Beach Theater; 7-9 p.m.; Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954924-2980. KIDS 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. 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. TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES Ages 2-5 along with their parent/caregiver will sing, move, imagine, play & create with Wee Wiggle and Sing; 9:30 a.m.; Kay Gaither Community Center, 6291 Funston St.; $80/8 wks. (free trial class & ongoing registration). Call 954 967-4234.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. DRAWING FROM LIFE Through Feb., adult students will work from a live model for 2 workshops in this 4-week series; 1-3 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St.; $110 members, $120 nonmembers. Call 954-921-3274. OPEN MIC NIGHT Spoken word & acoustic music; 7 p.m.midnight; Harrison Cafe, 2028 Harrison St. Call 954-367-5982. 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. 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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 954-926-2480.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 prob lems 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 (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954921-3500.MON., February 1HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342.TUES., February 2GROUNDHOG DAY ON HOLLYWOOD BEACH lywood Lifeguard Competition Team features breakfast, an ocean dip, free souvenir T-shirt for swimmers & live coverage of weather-forecasting groundhog Punxsutawney Phil; 6:30-8 a.m.; Ocean Alley Restaurant, Indiana St. & the Broadwalk; $10. Call 954-929-9334. SOUTHEAST REPUBLICAN CLUB Includes refreshments; 7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; metered parking. Call Ed Napolitano, 954296-0041. JOY OF YIDDISH CLUB The entire community is invited to sing traditional melodies, laugh at the humor made famous by the Borsht Belt performers, share memories & discuss the rich tradition of Yiddish culture, heritage & chochma; 10:30 a.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; free. Call Al Lipton, 305-9377007. 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., February 3HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342.THURS., February 4NATURE 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. 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. 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.FRI., February 5FUNTASTIC 1st FRIDAYS FOR KIDS Monthly family social features a bounce house, clowns, arts & crafts, games & karaoke; 5-9 p.m.; Anniversary Park, Hollywood Blvd. & 20th Ave.; free. Call Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. MACEDONIAN COMMUNITY PROGRAM Republic of Macedonian immigrants, residents & friends are invited to celebrate its rich cultural heritage in S. Fla. with Macedonian fare, dancing, costumes, stories, video & entertainment by the Balkan Band; 6-9 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-923-4343. 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., February 6KAYAK 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. WOMENS EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR A community awareness and fund raising event for the American Red efforts. Join seven leading South Florida celebrity women in the seminar How to Make 2010 Your Healthiest and Best Year Ever; All South Florida residents older than 15 years of age are invited; No cost to attend other than a voluntary $20 donation to The American Red Cross at the door; 11 a.m.; 1200 N. Federal Highway; call 954-924-4465. WEBELOS WORKSHOP Webelos will work on their naturalist 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. WALK 4 LOLA Walk to raise awareness & funds 8-10 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call Ethan Singer, 954-920-2522. BOB MARLEY BICYCLE TOUR 10-mile Its Bob Marleys Birthday Tour includes a tour of the City of the Arts, some facts & history of Bob Marley & his legacy, & a keepsake; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Hollywood Trails, Hayes St. & the Broadwalk; $55. Reservations required: 202-3750283.SUN., February 7HISTORIC 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. COIN & 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., February 8HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342.TUES., February 9JUNIOR 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 M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976.WED., February 10HOLLYWOOD 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 M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342.THURS., February 11DROP-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.FRI., February 12FAMILY 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. AUDUBON SOCIETY All ages are invited to attend the Broward County Audubon Society meeting; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954926-2480. GOOD MORNING HOLLYWOOD BREAKFAST Greater Hollywood Chamber of Com merce event features State of the City address by Mayor Peter Bober; 7:30-9 a.m.; Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Dr.; $12 Chamber members, $18 future members. Must register: 954-923-4000. MUZART HAPPY HOUR CANVAS PARTY Includes one large canvas, all art supplies, wine & cheese, with child care available for an additional cost; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave.; $35 per project (not per person). Call 954-924-1133.SAT., February 13FLORIDA YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONCERT Interactive performance features musicians ages 6-19 under the direction of Thomas Sleeper; 2 p.m.; Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St.; $7 for adults, $3 for children & free for Art and Culture Center of Hollywood members. Call 954-921-3274. FASCHING DANCE Dance to the music of Manni Daum & Jason; 6:30-11 p.m.; German American Society of Greater Hollywood, 6401 Washington St.; $7 member, $9 guest & $9 or $7 for dinner. Call 954-322-6227. LOVE AND HOPE BALL the Diabetes Research Institute features a grand cocktail reception, dinner, dancing & live entertainment; 6:30 p.m.; Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Dr.; $500. Call 800-321-3437. WORKING IN 2-D Workshop for ages 6-12 will establish the fundamentals of drawing; 1011:30 a.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St.; $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Call 954-921-3274. MUZART DATE NIGHT Ages 2-10 can enjoy a spaghetti dinner & the Disney classic Lady & The Tramp; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees.SUN., February 14SUNSET TRAIL OF LOVE BIKE TOUR 15-mile Eco-Mangroves & City of Love bike tour features happy & tragic love stories, party love favors & a candlelight dinner at a top beach restaurant; 4-7 p.m.; Hollywood Trails, Hayes St. & the Broadwalk; $89. Reservations required: 202375-0283.MON., February 15HOLLYWOOD 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. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342.TUES., February 16GUIDED NATURE WALK Experience one of the few remain ing natural oak hammocks left in Broward County; 9 a.m.-noon; John Williams Park/Sheridan Oak Forest, 6101 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954921-3404. EXOTIC PLANT REMOVAL TOUR Learn about the areas history, the oak hammock & other park ecosystems, & identify native & non-native plants, including removal of invasive non-natives; 1-3 p.m.; John Williams Park/Sheridan Oak Forest, 6101 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-921-3404. DEPRESSION 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.WED., February 17DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH BENEFIT Party with a Purpose networking & fundraising event features compli mentary hors doeuvres, business & billiards, & half-price cocktails to the Rough Program, which offers children of all backgrounds the opportunity to learn to play golf; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Dave & Busters, 3000 Oakwood Blvd.; $10. Call 954962-8180. 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. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342. THURS., February 18ENGLISH 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. THURS. SUN., February 18-21NATIVITY CHURCH CARNIVAL Featuring rides, games, food & family fun; 5-11 p.m. Thurs./Fri. & 1-11 p.m. Sat./Sun.; 5220 Johnson St. Call Terri, 954-987-3300, ext. 205.FRI., February 19ABRACADABRA ART RAFFLE Abracadabra: Third Annual Fundfeatures a selection of approximately 100 works in all media by various art ists; 6-9 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274. TEEN SOCIAL Ages 13-21 with developmental disabilities can enjoy the sounds of the s with DJ music, dancing & re freshments; 7-9:30 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Must preregister by Feb. 9: 954-357-8170.SAT., February 20RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER Team Ya-Ya Flea Market will do nate all proceeds from rental spaces to the American Cancer Society; 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hollywood Moose Lodge 919, 2907 Tyler St.; $20 per space, or $10 for relay teams & Girl Scouts. Must reserve & pay by Feb. 13: Donna, 954-790-2060, or Nancy, 954-793-1729. ARTWALK Stroll through Downtown Hollywoods galleries & boutiques & enjoy Ethan Bortnick is a child prodigy pianist, composer, and songwriter. The young celebrity and Hollywood resident began playing keyboard at the age of three and was composing music by the age of five. Incredibly, he is able to play a song just after hearing it and currently has a repertoire of more than 200 songs from memory.ETHAN BORTNICK TO PERFORM AT HOLLYWOOD CENTRAL FEB. 21CALENDAR cont. on next page TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 201021 Michael S. Brown PUBLISHER Meredith A. 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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. ECOACTION DAY Volunteers ages 13 & up can clean up trash, plant native plants & remove non-native inva sive plants; 9 a.m.-noon; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480. ARTS & CRAFTS FUN SERIES Ages 5-12 make unusual arts & crafts with recycled materials; 11 a.m.-noon; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheri dan St.; $1. Call 954-926-2480. WORKING IN 2-D Workshop for ages 6-12 will establish the fundamentals of painting; 10-11:30 a.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St.; $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Call 954-921-3274.SUN., February 21SYMPHONY SERIES Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a concert under the stars by the Symphony of the Americas, conducted by Dr. James Brooks-Bruzzese; 6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. PIANO PRODIGY PERFORMANCE Interactive show will feature classical, jazz, rock and roll, childrens music & original compositions by 9-year-old national TV star & YouTube sensation Ethan Bortnick; 2 p.m.; Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St.; $10 for Art and Culture Center of Hollywood adult members, $12 for adult nonmembers, $5 for ages under 18. Call 954-921-3274. MON., February 22YOGA & ECO TRAIL BIKE TOUR Tour the Eco-Mangroves & take a Yoga Vinyasa class on the beach featuring a com bination of Ashtanga, Iyengar & Hatha styles; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood Trails, Hayes St. & the Broadwalk; $65. Reservations required: 202-375-0283.TUES., February 23FREE 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 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976. YIDDISH FILM SERIES 1:30 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; $2 contribution to the temple. Call Al Lipton, 305-937-7007. WED., February 24FREE 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 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976. BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce networking event; 5-7 p.m.; location TBA; $7 Chamber members, $12 future members; bring a prospective member & get in free. Must register: 954-923-4000.THURS., February 25MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION BENEFIT The Make-A-Wish Ultimate Sports Ex travaganza & Auction will feature local & national celebrities from the world of sports & entertainment; 6 p.m.; Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Dr.; $250 & up. Call 954-967-9474, ext. 318. ENGLISH CAFE Adult literacy event; 10:30 a.m.-noon; Hol lywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227. FRI., February 26CPR CLASS Presented by Nanny Poppinz; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Cen ter, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Must pre-register: 954-889-5829.SAT., February 27MISS HOLLYWOOD PAGEANTS Winners of the Miss Hollywood USA & Miss Hollywood Teen pageants, which include a Peoples Choice ballot for audience mem bers, will represent Hollywood at Miss Florida USA 2011 & Miss Florida Teen; 3 p.m.; Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St.; $20. Call 954-981-4378. HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCERT Bring a lawn chair or blanket & enjoy Parrot Head tunes by Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways; 7-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights 954-921-3404. WORKING IN 2-D Workshop for ages 6-12 will establish the fundamentals of printmaking; 10-11:30 a.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St.; $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Call 954-921-3274. 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 Executive Realty, 954-292-6412.SUN., February 28SHOWTIME VARIETY SHOW An evening of entertainment starring singer/ comedian Damian and the Sylvia & Bobby Show; 7:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $12. Call 954-456-7384. GERMAN SPRING SHOW Features live entertainment & menu of gou lash & sptzle; 6-11 p.m.; German American Society of Greater Hollywood, 6401 Washington St.; $35 dinner & show, $28 show only. Reservations: 954-322-6227. ITS NOT A LEAP YEAR BIKE TOUR Tour the Eco-Mangroves, take in some inter esting facts about Leap Years & enjoy lunch on the beach; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Hollywood Trails, Hayes St. & the Broadwalk; $50. Res ervations required: 202-375-0283. CALENDAR cont. from page 21 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS February yLunch Sponsored By: All voluntar y proceeds to benet the American Red Cross For information, call 954-924-4465 22 2010

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