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Legendary Hall of Fame Coach Don Shula was the featured guest at Feb. 25 auction and fundraiser held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood. A helicopter will drop 30,000 marshmallows from the sky at the Hollywood Spring Marshmallow Drop planned for March 27. Youngsters will hunt for Easter eggs while kids ages 6 to 12 will collect marshmallows to be traded for prizes. 30,000 MARSHMALLOWS WILL FALL FROM SKY ON MARCH 27 ST. BALDRICKS EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR CANCER MAR. 13 Hollywood couple helps raise funds for childhood cancer research through St. Baldricks head-shaving event March 13. Muzart Studio will offer an adult canvas party March 19 for residents to create personal artwork.7 8 10 2The City of Hollywood launched its RecycleBank rewards program Feb. 1 and collected 253 tons of recyclable material in its first week, an 85 percent increase from the amount collected the same week in 2009, said Public Works Director Greg Turek. The program, which encourages residents to recycle by rewarding households with points for their efforts, attracted 9,864 people to register with RecycleBank as of Feb. 17, and these registered households earned more than 560,000 points in the first week of the program. After signing up, residents can redeem these points at local and national retailers and restaurants, including Publix, Winn-Dixie and Target, and more than 40 local businesses have registered as reward partners. In addition to benefiting residents and local businesses, the new recycling program also benefits the City. Turek said it costs the City around $98 to incinerate one ton of garbage. Any recyclable material kept out of the waste stream not only reduces the cost of garbage disposal, but also earns the City money since the City receives $58 per ton of recycled material, he said. The savings and revenue is our big advantage, Turek said. New 95-gallon recycling carts distributed to more than 30,000 households in January have a personalized identification tag. Recycling trucks read this tag, record the weight the household recycled and convey the number to RecycleBank. RecycleBank will then convert the amount to points and credit the residents account. And instead of the previous once-a-week pick-up schedule, trucks will collect recycling every other week on residents regular trash pick-up days. After the first run last month, the program encountered several problems, which Turek described as normal for the More than 30,000 households received new 95-gallon recycling containers for the new RecycleBank program.RECYCLEBANK CONT. ON PAGE 22 Brenda Yester, board chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida with head coach of the NBAs Miami Heat Erik Spoelstra. Jack Siriani, Hollywood Gazettes Director of Sales and Marketing with Bryant McKinnie offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings. (Note: Jack is 6 1)CREATE YOUR OWN CANVAS BRETT DALY ASSOCIATE EDITOR City rewards residents for recycling More than 253 tons of recycling collected in first week of program Sports stars raise nearly $4 mil. for Make-A-Wish Foundation20PHOTO BY LAMARCHE PHOTOGRAPHYSTAFF PHOTOS BY JACK SIRIANI 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 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 1498 SO FL, FL 3363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021Call 954-962-8180 for a FREE subscriptionMiss Hollywood USA Brittany Freeman (left) and Miss Hollywood Teen USA Jasmine Avery were crowned Sat. Feb. 27

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ART & CULTURE BUSINESS MONEY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH COMMUNITY OPINION PEOPLE PETS The hard-fought efforts of the Hollywood Womens Club to save its historic clubhouse recently got an unexpected boost from a $20,000 matchingfunds donation, and club leaders are hoping it will inspire others in the community to take up the challenge. For several years, members of the Hollywood Womens Club have tried to raise funds to preserve its woodframe clubhouse an important piece of the clubs history built in 1927 and a designated National Historic Site and Hollywood Landmark. Restoring the 83-year-old house in the North Lake neighborhood at 501 N. 14th Ave. will require a new roof, new foundation and pilings, plumbing and electrical upgrades, and various aesthetic improvements, all expected to cost between $125,000 and $150,000. Club president Shelly deMarco said fundraising efforts hit a speed bump when the economy took its downturn. Last year we really worked hard and barely saw $12,000, she said. With an unexpected phone call in January came renewed hope for the restoration project. DeMarco said a Hollywood resident, who cares deeply about historic restoration and has a special interest in the Hollywood Womens Club and the charitable work it has done in the community since its establishment in 1922, made the charitable donation. The $20,000 donation was her way of saying, Get the job done. Let me help you, deMarco said. With the donor matching other contributions up to $20,000, the clubs fundraising effort is slowly beginning to take on new life. People are stepping up, deMarco said. Were trying to get the word out. The clubs new donation challenge is part of a multi-prong approach that has included fundraising activities, clubhouse rentals and an online shopping program that donates a percentage of sales to the Hollywood Womens Club. DeMarco figures that with the matching-funds donations the club will have about $90,000 in its restoration budget still tens of thousands of dollars short of its goal. Phase 1 of the project which included interior upgrades, beautification and the rebuilding of the clubhouses termite-damaged front wall, which was deflected inward during Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 has been completed. In 2009, the City of Hollywood honored the Hollywood Womens Club with the Historical Preservation Project of the Year award. The next part of the restoration process begins this month with the replacement of the clubhouses leaking roof. But the biggest part of the restoration is yet to come. While the frame of the 1,700-square-foot, Classical Revival-style house is sound, it was built on sludge and is in need of a new foundation. The clubhouse will have to be raised in the air while 25-footdeep pilings are erected and the entire foundation is replaced. Thats our big challenge, to make the money for that, deMarco said. A recent minor setback, in which vandals smashed four clubhouse windows, has only strengthened the resolve of members to preserve the charming meeting place that deMarco calls our heart and soul, a happy space where local women gather to do good for the community. It really is the spirit of the Womens Club, she said. Its a center for the community, actually for charitable work, for socialization, for networking. The mission of the Hollywood Womens Club is community improvement through volunteer service. The club, which helped establish Hollywoods first public library, has raised money through club activities for numerous charities that include Kids in Distress, Women in Distress, Broward Outreach Shelter, the Salvation Army, Born to Read Program, Hacienda Girls Ranch, Canine Companions and college scholarships for teenage cancer survivors. The Hollywood Womens Club, part of the General Federation of Womens Clubs (GFWC), boasts 92 members ranging in age from their early 20s to their 90s. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month and a day group meets one Thursday each month. Membership is open to all women, although the majority live in Hollywood. Annual dues are $40. The Hollywood Womens Club hosts a variety of fundraising activities, from twice-monthly ballroom dance classes to special events such as the Spring Market Place, which will feature antiques, junktiques, collectibles and new and used merchandise from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27 on the clubhouse grounds. Vendor spaces are available for $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. DeMarco said members of the Hollywood Womens Club know what needs to be done to preserve their beloved clubhouse. We have the players in place. Were ready to go, she said. We just need the money. For more information on making a donation to the Hollywood Womens Club, renting the clubhouse, club membership, upcoming events or a discounted online shopping program to benefit the club, call 954-925-9394 or visit www.HollywoodWomensClub.org. $20,000 donation brings Hollywood Womens Club closer to restoring historical clubhouseThe 83-year-old, Hollywood Womens Club clubhouse requires an estimated $150,000 restoration. Shelly deMarco CARON CONWAY CORRESPONDENT S A L T S p r i n g H e a l t h & F u n F a i r March 26, 2010 / 10:00am 1:00pm Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center 1301 S. Ocean Drive Hollywood, Florida The Hollywood S.A.L.T. 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by Jennifer Sandomir While most celebrate St. Patricks Day with green beer and corned beef and cabbage, Jeffrey Yannitty will celebrate the Irish holiday by shaving his head one day before his wedding. Yannitty, along with around 30 other participants, will shave his head in support of the 160,000 children diagnosed with cancer each year in an event called St. Baldricks. The nonprofit St. Baldricks Foundation, which started as a challenge among friends, has progressed to a national level that organizes the worlds largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for childhood cancer research. Its motto: Shaving the Way to Conquer Kids Cancer. Weve all been affected by cancer somehow in our lives, whether directly, through a friend, family member or pet, said Christine Tush, Yannittys finance. Some have questioned our sanity for having Jeff sign up to have his head shaved the day before our wedding. Jeffs bald head will affect one very special day. The cause will affect many days and many lives. We think its worth it. Yannitty and the other local volunteers will have their heads shaved in exchange for pledges of financial support. Yannitty hopes to raise $500 for the cause, contributing to the more than $68 million raised by the foundation since its inception in 2000. The Hollywood event, which raised more than $23,000 for childhood cancer research last year, is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13 at Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub & Restaurant, 1921 Hollywood Blvd. For more information on the Hollywood event, call 954-921-2317. The St. Baldricks Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax-deductible. St. Baldricks event set for Mar. 13 at Mickey ByrnesJeffrey Yannitty and Christine Tush are set to wed one day after Jeff shaves his head for charity. TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM MARCH 20107 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS jennifer@hollywoodgazette.com barbara@hollywoodgazette.com Brett Daly brett@hollywoodgazette.com caron@hollywoodgazette.com marika@hollywoodgazette.com Hollywood Gazette Copyright 2010 All rights reserved. The entire contents of the publication shall be the property of Hollywood Gazette. No parts hereof may be reproduced without prior written consent of the publisher. Hollywood Gazette is not liable for errors appearing in advertisements beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. The views and opinions expressed by our columnists do not necessarily reflect those of the Hollywood Gazette. Established in 1991, Hollywood Gazette is Hollywoods only free, independent, community newspaper available by subscription and at high-traffic locations throughout Hollywood, Florida. For more information, call 954-962-8180 or visit www.hollywoddgazette.com

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During the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerces Centennial Meeting last month, the Chamber honored Elsie Johns, of Melinas Lingerie Shoppe on Hollywood Boulevard, for 54 years of dedication to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Johns, along with other longstanding Chamber supporters, was recognized for years of doing business in South Florida, and the events keynote speaker, Thomas J. Donohue, President & CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, also addressed the honorees. An active member of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce since 1956, Johns owns and runs Melinas Lingerie Shoppe, the oldest Downtown, family-owned business in Hollywood. Her family founded the store in 1946 and has owned it ever since. My lifes successes and positive outlook is due to my philosophy, Enjoy your work, and dont forget to live your life, too. Its as simple as that, Johns said. Engaged in the Hollywood and Ft. Lauderdale community for years, Johns currently serves on the Board of the Salvation Army of Broward County and the U.S. Navy League. Her other community affiliations include the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Hollywood Art and Culture Center, the Florida Opera Society and the Broward County Historical Commission. She was also designated a Broward County Pioneer in 1992. The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Board of Directors thanked Johns for her tireless efforts to grow and strengthen the Chamber. For more information about the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, call 954-923-4000 or visit www.hollywoodchamber.org.Chamber of Commerce member recognized for 54 years of service JohnsFormer semiprofessional dancer Edna McGrath raised four children and was content to spend her golden years at Hollywoods Orangebrook Estates adult community but she never got the show-biz bug out of her system. Luckily for McGrath, the 82-year-old dynamo behind the communitys annual Fun Follies Show, she didnt have to. McGrath acts as the director, producer, photographer and a performer in Orangebrook Estates entertaining variety show, which will make its seventh appearance at the community pool March 21. More than 200 residents attend the Fun Follies Show each year, which features musical and dance acts, comedy skits and celebrity impersonations. Its a big production, McGrath said. The idea that came about one day during her casual poolside chat with neighbors has grown into a popular tradition complete with a rehearsal schedule and costumes and a cast of about three-dozen performers between the ages of 55 and 85. What would seem like a daunting task for your average octogenarian is a natural fit for McGrath. Im a dancer, and Ive done shows, she said. The Massachusetts native was a member of the Dancing Mothers of Miami troupe and performed several times on cruise ships. For 23 years, shes worked for Carnival Cruise Lines and continues to put in fourday workweeks as a cruise specialist. McGraths familiarity with live productions has served her well. In the inaugural Fun Follies Show, for example, several mobility-challenged residents wanted to participate in the show. They performed the song Chattanooga Choo Choo in decorated wheelchairs and electric carts, traveling in train formation around the pool. This years show will feature about 24 acts, opening on a rousing patriotic note with the full cast singing God Bless America and O Canada and performing a precision march to Youre a Grand Old Flag. Individual acts will include McGrath performing a jazz dance routine, several solo vocalists, an Electric Slide linedance group, square dancers and the Orangebrook Country Band, which also has played at the communitys monthly pool party for the past five years. Conspicuously missing this year will be Jamaican singer Calypso Ray Baylis, a veteran of previous shows and a familiar musical presence at Tugboat Annies in Dania Beach, who passed away in February at age 82. In true the show must go on fashion, this years show will include some fun and unusual acts: a group of Marilyn Monroe look-alikes singing Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend, wise-guy wannabes performing a skit and singing Thats Amore, and several numbers featuring not one but five Elvis Presley impersonators. Orangebrook resident Bob Spence, who plays bass guitar in the Orangebrook Country Band, is one of the shows only professional performers. Spence, 71, who happens to be a distant relative of country music star Dolly Parton, started performing as a teenager in his native Sevierville, Tenn. Spence, who also plays the banjo, guitar and ukulele, played with various bands until about a year and a half ago. Perhaps his best-known country band was The Naturals, which played in South Florida in the 1980s and s. But Spence always had a real job. I was a Twinkie guy, said the former distributor for Little Debbie Snack Cakes, who also worked for Murray Cookies and Hostess before retiring in 1992. Ive been a cookie man and a cake man all my life. Fellow variety show performer Michelle Savoie, 61, is a retired accountant for a power company in Atlantic City, N.J., who boasts the distinction of being Orangebrook Estates original Elvis impersonator. Savoie, who sings and plays the guitar, has built on her Elvis persona through the years, donning a black wig, big glasses, a red jumpsuit and a pair of old sneakers painted to look like the legendary blue suede shoes. This year, the Elvis impersonators will perform individual songs as well as sing Hound Dog and Blue Suede Shoes as a group. People have fun when they see this, Savoie said. For McGrath, the Fun Follies Show is a way to do something good for her community and bring happiness to others. But the seniors involved with the production get back as much as they give. I tell people, You dont sit down and do nothing. Keep moving, keep going, McGrath said. Were not professionals, but were here to have a good time and do the best job we can. And the performers enjoy watching the annual production as much as the audience does. They put on a show. Ive never seen anything like it, Spence said. Its really a fun thing, but its really a good little thing. CARON CONWAY CORRESPONDENT Seniors to perform in annual variety show at Orangebrook 87 year old Maurice Champoux is one of the Beach Boys in the show 82 yead old Cecile Dury sings and dances in the performance. Edna McGrath produces, directs and chereographs the Fun Follies performance each year at Orangebrook. 8 MARCH 2010 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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on St. Pattys Day! With over 15 years of sales and marketing experience, Jack Siriani has recently joined Hollywood Gazette as Director of Sales and Marketing. Siriani worked for a marketing solutions company in Amman, Jordan for the past 8 years where he developed results-based marketing strategies and promotional opportunities. Siriani is skilled at creating opportunities to propel his clients businesses to the next level. For more information about advertising and marketing solutions with Hollywood Gazette, call Jack Siriani directly at (954) 439-3903 or email jack@hollywoodgazette.com. Hollywood Gazette names new director of sales and marketing SiraniAfter a nationwide search and 145 applications, City Manager Cameron Benson has named Tanja Gerhartz the new Executive Director for the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). Gerhartz brings more than 25 years of local economic development and planning experience to the CRA ranging from real estate redevelopment and targeted business recruitment to negotiation of incentives and assessment of fiscal and economic impacts. Gerhartz worked for the City of Orlando for 20 years, including serving as Economic Development Director where she supervised more than 200 employees and oversaw a $37 million budget. In this position, she established auditing and monitoring functions, economic investment strategies, oversaw the largest private investment in Downtown Orlandos history, revamped the downtown marketing and events strategy and created a downtown business incubator. She is currently president of Gerhartz and Associates, a planning and economic development consulting firm based in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Ms. Gerhartz brings the perfect blend of experience and expertise that is critical to moving the CRA districts forward, City Manager Cameron Benson said. She has a proven track record of success in addressing many of the challenges currently facing our CRA districts from retail recruitment to budgeting and economic analysis. She should be an impact player right from the start, which will be a major benefit to the City of Hollywood. The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency was created under the authority of Floridas Community Redevelopment Act of 1969. The CRAs mission is to encourage economic development through the use of tax increment financing by funding development, special projects and services that address areas of community concern. City appoints new CRA DirectorThe Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc. will host the Meet the Author Rabbi Laszlo Berkowits event on Sunday, March 21 at 2:30 p.m. In his book The Boy Who Lost His Birthday: A Memoir of Loss, Survival, and Triumph, Berkowits tells the story of his journey from boyhood in rural Hungary to triumph over oppression during the Holocaust and finally to a role as a spiritual leader in America. Berkowits will recount his childhood memories in Derecske, Hungary, where he was a member of a thriving Jewish community and aspired to become a cantor; describe how he and his father left their home and family behind to seek work in Budapest, where they were rounded up with other Budapest Jews and shipped to Auschwitz in the summer of 1944; and finally, narrate his experiences as a 16-year-old boy surviving in a concentration camp until its liberation by American troops. Berkowits will share his story with Hollywood as well as personally inscribe books at the end of his presentation. This free event, located at 2031 Harrison St., requires residents to R.S.V.P. since seating is limited. Interested people should reserve their seats by calling Irina Daniel at (954) 9295690 or e-mailing irina@hdec.org.Free Author Series presented by the South Florida Holocaust Documentation and Education Center set for Sunday, March 21 Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc. H o l o c a u s t D o c u m e n t a t i o n a n d E d u c a t i o n C e n t e r I n c presentsM e e t t h e A u t h o r Rabbi Laszlo Berkowits B o o k a n d A u t h o r : The Boy Who Lost His Birthday: A Memoir of Loss, Survival, and Triumph by Rabbi Laszlo Berkowits W h e n : Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. W h e r e : Holocaust Documentation and Education Center 2031 Harrison Street Hollywood, FL 33020 R S V P : Seating is limited, so plea se RSVP to Irina Daniel at (954) 929-5690 or email irina@hdec.org. The Boy Who Lost His Birthday is the uplifting st ory of one man's journey from boyhood in rural Hungary to triumph over oppression during the Holo caust and finally to a role as a spiritual leader in America. Rabbi Laszlo Berkowits' compelling memoir recounts his happy childhood memories in Derecske, Hungary where he was a member of a th riving Jewish community and aspired to become a cantor. Stricken with wartime po verty, Berkowits and his father left their home and family behind to seek work in Budapest. It was there that they were rounded up with other Budapest Jews and shipped by sealed train to Auschwitz in th e summer of 1944. Berkowit s vividly narrates his treacherous experience as a sixteen year-old boy surviving in the notorious Nazi concentration camp until its liberation by American troops. This book may be purchased online at sites such as Amazon.com. It will also be available for purchase after the presentation, when the author wi ll personally inscribe your copy upon request. By Jennifer Sandomir Slated to open in November 2009, the Yellow Green Farmers market ran into permitting violations, postponing its much-anticipated opening. Three months later, the market still needs to address many structural, fire and zoning permitting violations. Once opened, the 100,000-squarefoot-venue, located next to I-95 just off Taft Street, will house 300 vendor booths under cover and offer a wide variety of natural products ranging from produce and fruit to flowers and goods made by local artisans. As of Feb. 5, approvals for the project include plumbing, mechanical and electrical permitting issues, and disciplines that are not approved include structural, fire, zoning, engineering, and drainage/water/sewer issues, said Jaye Epstein, director of the Department of Planning and Development Services. Structural and fire codes that the market still needs to address include installing two fire hydrants on the eastside of the structure, creating an additional exit on the southeast side of the property, eliminating parking in the area of the Fire Department connections and locating it near proposed gates on the west side, as well as four other revisions. The Yellow Green Farmers market must also address 16 zoning issues, which include landscape, curb, pavement and sprinkle system issues, Epstein said. In addition, the market must also provide a traffic study to determine what, if any, enhancements to surrounding roadways will be necessary to maintain adopted level-of-service standards. The market advertised its Nov. 8 grand opening for weeks, despite warnings from the City that the venue couldnt open until permitting violations were addressed, and attracted more than 1,000 people hoping to shop the new Hollywood establishment. All were turned away at the entrance. Owner Abraham Lalo, who publicly stated his frustrations with the City of Hollywood, was out of the country and unavailable for comment at press time. 100,000 sq. ft. farmers market opening delayed indefinitely TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM MARCH 20109 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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The Muzart Studios, an art enrichment center that introduces the entire family to the world of art, music and physical education, will host an adult canvas party on March 19 for residents to create their own masterpieces. Tina Buccellato, owner of Muzart, said participants dont need to know how to paint to partake. Instructors will offer guidance, and participants will choose color tones and paint with acrylic, using different mediums, tools and textures. The event, located at 1205 S. 21st Ave., will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and wine and cheese will be provided. The price is $35 per project (not person) and childcare is available for $10 per child. For more information, e-mail muzart@comcast.net or call 9549241133. ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Born on Dec. 29, 2007, Jordan Michael Babecki loves playing with his Disney Cars toys while watching his Cars DVD, which he loads and ejects on his own. Jordan brings joy to his parents Sue Ann Scharon and Michael Babecki.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? JordanBABY MONTH of the Canvas party set for March 19 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 MARCH 2010

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ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS The Hollywood Gazette installed a new Internet tool on its Web site called SeeClickFix, a widget that allows readers to report issues like potholes, graffiti and any other concerns they want fixed or addressed in their community. Users can report issues on the SeeClickFix widget at hollywoodgazette.com as well as see issues reported by others. Readers can also vote and comment on existing issues to elevate their importance. A watch area was recently created for Mayor Peter Bober and his staff, and they will be receiving e-mails every time an issue is reported in their watch area. The Gazette encourages readers to take advantage of this new opportunity to have their voices heard by Hollywoods city government. To report issues, visit www. hollywoodgazette.com.New Internet tool allows Hollywood residents to report concerns, issues $1 47! $1 47!$14 7$14 7 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM MARCH 201011

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Cinderella Ball honors outstanding womenby Brett Daly Associate Editor The National Association of the Mother and Daughter Bonding Network, Inc. a nonprofit organization committed to healing or improving the bond between mothers and daughters and to making the rearing of daughters with good morals, values and strong family ties possible will host its third annual Cinderella Ball fundraiser March 13. The event, which also features a three-day conference for mothers and daughters, will feature an awards presentation honoring women who excel in business, social service and commitment to their communities and families. In addition, the Granny Awards will honor 12 grandmothers for their dedication and commitment to their families and their communities. We look for women who have been pillars in their families, work in their communities and who havent been recognized, said Bessie Fletcher, founder and CEO of the Mother and Daughter Bonding Network. The whole event is about trying to find unsung heroes. The organization will honor Lisa Pliner, a mother, wife and creative director to her shoe-designing husband, as National Mother of the Year for her accomplishments with the Peace for the Children Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising funds for initiatives that advance the welfare and care of children in need. Pliner and her husband began focusing their efforts on children after adopting their daughter, Starr Emmanuelle, from an orphanage in Kazakhstan three years ago. Mothers are the key ingredient to the healthiness of our future families, and as our daughters grow and become mothers themselves, they take with them the tools and lessons they get from their own mothers, Fletcher said. Therefore, the bond between mother and daughter is the key to the success of good moral values of our future generations. The Ball, which will be held at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood at 7 p.m., will also honor eight other mothers and daughters. Hollywood honorees include Jennifer Sandomir, publisher of the Hollywood Gazette, for Corporate Mother of the Year; Roberta Moise, of the Greater Mount Pleasant AME Church, for Spiritual Mother of the Year; and Valerie Panciera-Reith, of Landmark Funeral Home, for Local Mother of the Year. Seats for the Ball are $75.00. To purchase seats call 786-462-6470. For details about the conference or the ball, call 954-239-8100 or send an e-mail to mdbcc.fletcher412@gmail.com. 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 We carry a wide www.beadsandcrystalsdreams.comDream it. Do it. Hablamos Espaol.Take 20% off our ready made jewelryWith This Ad Change the way you think about taxes!Studies show that taxes represent the single biggest expense over your lifetime. The simple truth about taxes is the less you plan the more you pay! T ake control over your taxes and you take control over your money .C Edward Howell & Associates is a leading provider of federal, state, and local tax preparation ser vices to all Florida residentsTo make an appointment with Charles E Howell, CP A please call 954-559-8556 email charles@cehow .com Charles Howell, the company's principal founderEdward Howell & Associates C Edward Howell & Associates C TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM MARCH 201015 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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SHONDELLE SOLOMON-MILES FITNESS COLUMN 1. Stop doing long, low intensity, repetitive cardio exercise this includes walking on a treadmill for 45 minutes or doing the elliptical machine for 30 minutes while catching up on your favorite TV show. There are many disadvantages to doing this type of cardio: Its boring, you dont burn many calories, your metabolism doesnt stay elevated and its boring. Instead of focusing on long bouts of slow cardio, increase your intensity so that youre maximizing the number of calories you burn during your exercise sessions and most importantly after your workout. For example, sprint for 30 seconds and walk for one minute, repeating 10 times. (If you cant sprint, walk on a steep incline.) Advantages of this high-intensity, interval workout include burning more calories during and after exercise, increasing cardiovascular capacity and much faster results. 2. Stop wasting money, time and energy on abdominal belts, rockers, loungers and other infomercial ab-gimmicks...Despite the misleading infomercials, the perfectly chiseled fitness models in the commercials did NOT get their perfect body by using these magical ab contraptions. You cannot burn fat in a specific area of your body by simply exercising that area. This is called spot reduction and does not exist. In fact, you have no control over where your body burns fat. So instead of wasting your time doing crunches or using these devices, focus on exercises that strengthen your core and burn calories, such as planks, overhead squats and mountain climbers. 3. Stop Eating So Much Starch starches include foods like potatoes, rice, bread, cereal and pasta. Most people consume way too much starchy carbohydrates relative to the amount of calorie expenditure. Your body stores a finite supply of carbohydrates in your liver and muscles. Once that supply is full, its full, and additional carbohydrate consumption will be stored as fat. Limit your starchy carbohydrate intake to mornings and after an intense workout session, and this still should not exceed 1 gram of carbohydrates per pound of bodyweight. Shondelle Solomon-Miles is the owner of Synergize! Studios in East Hollywood. For more information, visit www.SynergizeWeightLoss.com or call 954-924-4465.Three keys to burning belly fat Every year millions of people who prepare and file their tax return get a refund check. This annual filing obligation, along with millions spent on advertising tax preparation to get a fast refund, gives the perception that a tax refund check is a good thing. Many taxpayers get so caught up in the tax refund hype that they dont even realize that part or all of the refund check is their own money. Utilizing FREE tax preparation software, a friend or family member or paying a tax preparer for a fast refund does not adequately apply the ever-changing tax system to your financial advantage. Studies show that taxes represent the single biggest expense over your lifetime. You need to take control of your taxes and take control of your money. Often I hear taxpayers make comments like, My tax return is simple, My friend does it for me, or I only have a W2 and no other deductions. These are signs that they dont understand that if you want to reduce your largest lifetime expense, then you need professional advice. This attitude has a negative outcome for the taxpayer. Today they avoid paying to file with a real tax planner but miss lowering the tax burden by hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year over their lifetime. We complain about todays checking, saving, money market and CD accounts having dismal and awful interest rates. However, most taxpayers are delighted to receive back their own money and earn nada, zip, zilch, zero interest from the government. So why do so many taxpayers find it acceptable to let the government take and use your money all year long for free? Taxpayers have been taught to believe that a large tax refund is a good thing. When you change the way you think about your taxes, you will benefit from a larger net paycheck, a smaller tax burden and the power of investing. The simple truth about taxes is the less you plan, the more you pay! Charles E. Howell, CPA, PA is a tax planning and preparation company. Its focus is providing comprehensive, holistic advice to all your family tax, insurance, estate and life-long needs. Charles Howell, the companys principal founder, can be reached at 954-559-8556 or at charles@cehow. com. Change the way you think about taxes CHARLES E. HOWELL FINANCIAL COLUMN SafecareMedical Center Richard J. Wilbur, M.D.Board Certified in Internal Medicine 16 MARCH 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? Three-year-old Molly, a Manchester/ terrior mix, loves sunbathing, walking on the intercoastal and singing Happy Birthday. Owners Gilbert and Stacie Oliva adopted Molly from the Broward Animal Shelter two years ago. Molly RICHARD J. WILBUR M.D. HEALTH COLUMN This months column is personal. I have a family member who I hope will consider bariatric surgery. I also work with a woman who had bariatric surgery three years ago. She is my nurse. She looks incredible, lost 90 pounds and considers it the best money she ever spent. She also is my patient and all of her medical conditions were cured by her procedure, and when she brings in before pictures, I have trouble recognizing her. There are an estimated 61.3 million (30.5 percent) obese adults in the United States, and 9.6 million morbidly obese adults. Obesity, a leading cause of death worldwide, is a condition where excess body fat accumulates to the extent that it adversely affects health. In a doctors office, a number called the body mass index (BMI) is calculated to determine obesity levels. Healthy values range from 18.5 to 24.9. Anything above 30 is obese, while anything above 40 is morbidly obese. Many common diseases are strongly associated with obesity. Life expectancy decreases by 20 years for a morbidly obese man and five years for a morbidly obese woman. The primary treatment for obesity is dieting and physical exercise, and antiobesity drugs may be tried. When these treatments fail, the last resort is surgical intervention or bariatric surgery. To qualify for bariatric surgery an individual must meet specific criteria. How does bariatric surgery work? Simple. The bariatric surgeon alters your digestive tract the stomach and small intestine making it impossible to eat much food in one sitting. There are two main types of surgery: Restrictive Surgery (Lap band, 1) stomach stapling or vertical banded gastroplasty). These procedures alter the size of the stomach to restrict calories. The size is reduced to the size of an egg using special staples or a silicone band. These are reversible and dont fundamentally alter the anatomy of the digestive system Malabsorptive Surgery (Roux-en 2) Y). This is a two-part procedure. First, the surgeon reduces the size of the stomach, and second, the surgeon bypasses the first portion of the small intestine. This causes food to pass more rapidly through the digestive tract. So, even if the patient over-eats, fewer calories will be absorbed. The Success rate for bariatric surgery is very high. Also, high blood pressure is cured in 50 percent of patients, Type 2 Diabetes is cured in 80 percent, sleep apnea is cured in 75 percent, and shortness of breath is relieved in 80 percent. The cost of the procedure can be substantial, and not all health insurance plans cover it. There are risks to both procedures, but with experienced surgeons in an appropriate hospital, the risks are minimized. Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood has been designated as a Center for Excellence for bariatric surgery. There are free informational seminars offered on a regular basis for those considering the surgery. One group of surgeons I highly recommend has a very informative Web site at www. hollywoodbariatrics.com. Obesity is an extremely common problem and a very serious health concern. It goes far beyond cosmetics. It is an excellent reason to visit your doctor and begin a discussion. in Internal Medicine. Dr. Wilbur practices at at 4050 D Sheridan St., Hollywood, FL 33021. For 954-989-7441 or online at www.safecare.com.Bariatric Surgery Life Changing and Life Saving REBest Inte rnational School of Re al Esta teBIS 63 Hour Pre-licensing Sales Associat e $299 $150 online 72 Hour Pre-licensing Brok er $3 70 $300 online 45 Hour Po st-licensing Sales Associat e $1 80 $110 onlin e 60 Hour Po st-licensing Brok er $320 $1 20 onlin e 14 Hour Continuing Education $70 $20 online1 250 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd. # 406 Hallandale, FL 33009954-367-69 61 954-367-6963 ww w. bisreflorida.com Funeral Homeswww .scaranofuneralhome.comA R eputation EarnedNot Inherited PINES MEMORIAL CHAPEL STIRLING MEMORIAL CHAPEL SCARANO GET A FREE SUBSCRIPTION ONLINE AT www.HollywoodGazette.com or call 954-962-8180Weve got Hollywood covered. TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM MARCH 201017 ART & CULTURE MONEY COMMUNITY PEOPLE FOOD HEALTH OPINION EVENTS PETS

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ONGOINGART EXHIBITIONS Through May 23, exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood include Adler Guerrier: Out to Lunch Doug Crocco: Entropy & Balbone Martinez: Speaking in Parables Will Get You Nowhere With This Crowd ; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & noon-4 p.m. Sun.; 1650 Harrison St.; $7 adults, $4 students/ seniors/ages 4-13, & free to Center members & children under 4. Call 954-921-3274. 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. ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION March 15-30, view artwork by students from the Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Portfolio Academy after-school art instruction program; 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 the first Sunday of every month; 10 a.m.; 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, 954-9668415. SENIOR PROGRAMS Free classes for ages 60+ include Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Current Events, Painting, Jewelry Making, Brain Aerobics, Bridge & Defensive Driving; field trips & Adult Day Care 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. walking path, with T-shirt & certificate for reaching distance goals & bandanas for canine 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; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $89/session. Call 954-967-4653, ext. 4. PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS Nonprofit single-parent group offers indoor & outdoor activities for both children & adults & adults only. Call Susan, 954-484-6484. GLASSBLOWING STUDIO Lessons for 1-3 people ages 16 & older, from beginners to advanced, are offered, as well as free demonstrations; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954649-8930 or 561-504-7847. JEWELRY MAKING STUDIO Learn how to create your own jewelry in group or private classes; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 305450-5125 or 954-627-4036. ARTIST STUDIO Creating Art with Purpose art classes are offered by George Gadson Studios; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-822-5425.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 techniques 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, 954-4456775. ATEMI-RYU KARATE CLASSES Ages 5 & up learn self-confidence, discipline & 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 & flexibility training (children optional); 9-10 a.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $7/class or $60/10 classes. Call 954864-9098. 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, 754-368-3171.MONDAY & FRIDAYSCRABBLE Enjoy the popular game for fun & competition; noon-4 pm; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5.50 yearly membership/residents, $11/ nonresidents. 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 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 techniques & stretching exercises that stimulate laughter; 8:30 a.m.; T.Y. Park (Pavilion 4), 3300 N. Park Rd. Call 954-9893774. 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 & meditation with Mitar Kaur, IKYTA certified, to improve the immune system, increase flexibility, 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.; Hollywood 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 954983-9899.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, 954-237-4186. TUESDAY 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 body in this intro pole fitness class; 10 a.m. 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 340-6269642. WEDNESDAYSKARATE CLASSES USA Goju Karate classes develop courtesy & self-confidence while teaching self-defense; 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, 954-967-4653, 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 954-9213600. 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 THURSDAY Performances by local blues-inspired musicians; 7 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 organization, share ideas, contacts & referrals; 7 a.m. breakfast meeting; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Call Rene Curbelo, 305-651-5777 OJIMA ENERGY EMPOWERMENT CIRCLE Noninvasive, relaxing mind-body technique includes 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 954983-9899. BEGINNERS YOGA Classical Hatha Yoga classes are based on the Sivananda Method; 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Hollywood 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 Ages 3-8 improve fitness & health in a highenergy, noncompetitive atmosphere that emphasizes fun & confidence-building; 4:305:15 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. MUSIC WITH MAR. Music & movement class for children up to 5 yrs. & adults; 10-10:45 a.m.; Nativity School, 5200 Johnson St.; $7 per family or $30 for 5 classes. Call 954-665-9841.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, Taboulli, 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 PERFORMANCE Bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy live entertainment in a variety of musical genres; 7 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 954-9241133 for fees. SINGLE GOURMET Provides upscale gatherings for singles to meet & mingle at some of the finest restaurants in Hollywood. Call 954-723-9608. CLASSIC MOVIES NIGHT Network with classic-film lovers; 7 p.m.; 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 Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-9204574. 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. OPEN MIC FRIDAYS 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Mega Bite Cyber Caf, 1910 Hollywood Blvd.; free admission. Call 954237-2888.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 954921-3404.SATURDAYSIMAGINATION HOUR Storytelling for children; 3 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. OPEN MIC NIGHT Spoken word & acoustic music; 7 p.m.midnight; Harrison Cafe, 2028 Harrison St. Call 954-367-5982. FITNESS BOOT CAMP Adult program combines specific methods of military training, martial arts & fitness; 9:3010:30 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 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 music; 4 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 (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. 18 MARCH 2010 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS CALENDARof eventsE-mail your Hollywood events to calendar@hollywoodgazette.com by the 18th of the month for inclusion in the community calendar.

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& U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500.MON., March 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., March 2SOUTHEAST REPUBLICAN CLUB Includes refreshments; 7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; metered parking. Call Ed Napolitano, 954-296-0041. 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 & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.WED., March 3HOW TO WORK THE ROOM SEMINAR With Christine Pallesen of Dale Carnegie; 6-7:30 p.m.; Aizia Restaurant and Cuisine, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Dr.; $10 Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce members, $20 future members. Must register: 954-923-4000. 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., March 4 NATURE FRIENDS MEETING Friends of the Anne Kolb Nature Center monthly volunteer meeting for ages 13 & up; 7-9 p.m.; Nature Center Exhibit Hall at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480. MANGROVE ADVENTURE HIKE All ages can travel down the Lake Observation Trail with a park naturalist for a unique mangrove swamp experience; 2-3 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $3. Call 954926-2480. CALENDAR cont. on page 21 Since 1978 Broward: 954-444-7708 Dade: 305-444-7709 We build attractive dumpster enclosures DA YLIGHTAUTO FINANCING LLC.1-800-470-0650WA NTED TO RENT, LEASE OR PURCHASE SMALL LO T / USED CAR SALES DA YLIGHT A UTO @ Te rm Lif e Insur anc e TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM MARCH 201019 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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Teachers from Rainbow Montessori Pre-School in Hollywood, in combination with a parent-led fundraiser, donated $3,000 of their sick pay to UNICEF for Haiti relief efforts last month. The teachers came up with the idea as they struggled with how to make a bigger impact without having to upset what are often tight budgets at home. Gila Burke, director of Rainbow Montesssori, was happy to participate in the gesture. The Supervising Director of the school, Schella Simmons, a Haitian herself, expressed pride and appreciation for the participation of her colleagues, some of whom are also of Haitian decent. My people are suffering, Simmons said. I have family who have lost everything. Some didnt make it. To know my colleagues are supporting my homeland fills me with emotionreally good emotions. On Saturday, February 27, eight local delegates competed to earn Hollywood titles that will allow them to go on to compete in state and national pageants. Contestants were judged on interview, swim suit and evening gown performances. Independently produced by the Hollywood Jaycees, the annual event was held at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center. Miss Hollywood USA Brittany Freeman is a Florida Panthers Ice Dancer and former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader. She is attending Miami Dade College and pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism. Miss Hollywood Teen USA Jasmine Avery is dually enrolled at Dillard Center for the Arts and Broward College. Now an official title holder, Avery was last years first runner up in the competition.Miss Hollywood USA, Miss Hollywood Teen USA 2011 title holders crownedHollywood teachers donate $3,000 sick pay to Haiti relief Sheridan Hills Christian School recently sent one of its football student athletes to a Division I school for the first time in its six-year history. Senior David Delsoin, a 6-foot6 inch, 280-pound offensive tackle, signed a letter of intent to play at Florida International University, a huge accomplishment for both Delsoin and the school, said Sheridan Hills Head Coach Joel Dunn. Were a small, growing program, he said. Weve sent plenty of athletes to play at smaller colleges but never to a Division I program. This represents where weve come from and where we are going. In addition to Delsoins success, the Sheridan Hills Sharks Football Team has had three straight appearances in the playoffs and also won a district championship. Eight Chaminade-Madonna High School varsity football seniors signed letters of intent last month with colleges across the country to play college football. Demitri Beal, 1st Team All-County in Defense, signed with University of Cincinnati. Hans Louis, named Defensive Player of the Year, signed with University of South Florida. Travis Bridges, 1st Team AllCounty in Offense, signed with the Naval Academy. Witney Sherry, 1st Team AllCounty in Defense, signed with University of Buffalo. Sandro Jean-Baptiste, 2nd Team All-County in Defense, signed with Southern University. Jamal Williams also signed with Southern University. Charles Takeh signed with Yale University. And Albert Gonzalez signed with Ohio Dominican. These seniors led ChaminadeMadonna football with heart and passion this past season, said Athletic Director Paul Herfurth. They should be proud of their accomplishments both on and off the field. High School seniors celebrate National Football Signing DaySeated (left to right): Albert Gonzalez, Jamal Williams, Charles Taken, Travis Bridges. Standing (left to right): Coach Matt Saunders, Demitri Beal, Coach Marcello Rodriquez, Sandro Jean-Baptiste, Coach Damon Ruffin, Witney Sherry, Head Coach Tim Tyrrell, Hans Louis. Photo Courtesy: Chaminade-Madonna. Delsoin got bugs? New customer spring special 50% of your service cost will be donated to PHOTOS BY LAMARCHE PHOTOGRAPHY 20 MARCH 2010 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS STUDENT NEWS EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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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. BIZ TO BIZ NETWORKING EVENT Includes appetizers & discounted drinks; 6-8 p.m.; Aizia Restaurant and Cuisine, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Dr.; $10. Call 954-838-9644.FRI., March 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. MUZART DATE NIGHT Ages 2-10 can enjoy dinner, a project & the movie Babe; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Studio, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. TAI CHI Demonstration class; 9-9:30 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600. BICYCLE RODEO 3-5 p.m.; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2400 Charleston St.; free. Call 954-921-3412.FRI. & SAT., March 5-6RELAY FOR LIFE American Cancer Societys signature fundraising event includes a 5K run through Downtown Hollywood & a health fair; 6 p.m. Fri.-noon Sat.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-564-0880.SAT., March 6MUSIC CLUB OF HOLLYWOOD Guests are welcome at this monthly meeting; 10 a.m.; First Presbyterian Chruch of Hollywood, 1530 Hollywood Blvd. Call 954985-6867. KAYAK FOR BEGINNERS Skills include basic stroke, long-distance paddling, sea-kayaking & safety; 9-11:30 a.m.; Holland Park, Johnson St. & 6th Ave.; $35 (ages 15+); must pre-register. Call instructor Colleen, 954-328-5231. WATERWAY CLEANUP Gloves, sunblock, sunglasses, hats & drinking water are recommended for participants; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954926-2480. BICYCLE RODEO 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd.; free. Call 954967-4420. GUIDED NATURE WALK Experience one of the few remaining 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 area 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. CHAMBER INSTALLATION Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presents its 47th Annual Awards & Board Installation Dinner; 7 p.m.; Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954923-4000. BICYCLE RODEO 9 a.m.-noon; Driftwood Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; free. Call 954-967-4241.SUN., March 7HISTORIC HAMMERSTEIN HOUSE TOUR The house, designed in 1935 by prominent Hollywood architect Bayard Lukens in the Tropical Modern style, is shown to the public 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., March 8HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida ; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954-394-3342.TUES., March 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 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976.WED., March 10HOLLYWOOD WOMENS CLUB Guests are welcome to socialize, network & enjoy the program at this monthly meeting; 6:30 p.m.; 501 N. 14th Ave.; free. Call 954925-9394. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida ; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954-394-3342 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 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976.THURS., March 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 fineart demonstration, lively conversation & camaraderie; 7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call Peggy Austen, 954-924-1818.FRI., March 12CELEBRATION OF SPRING PARTY Enjoy an art show, networking, refreshments & door prizes; 5-8 p.m.; Ninas Art Supplies, Picture Framing & Signs, 6140 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-614-0505. GOOD MORNING HOLLYWOOD BREAKFAST Speaker Phillip C. Allen of Port Everglades will discuss Browards Economy & the Ports Impact; 7:30-9 a.m.; Dave & Busters, 3000 Oakwood Blvd.; $12 Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce members, $18 future members. Must register: 954-923-4000.SAT., March 13MOTHER AND DAUGHTER GALA The National Association of the Mother and Daughter Bonding Network, Inc. presents its Cinderella Ball & awards, part of a 3-day conference; 7 p.m.; Westin Diplomat Convention Center, 3555 S. Ocean Dr.; $75. Call 954-239-8100 or 786-462-6470. FUN DAY IN THE PARK Event sponsored by City Commissioner Fran Russo features DJ Jim Moore & childrens fun; noon-3 p.m.; Hollywood West Sports Park Amphitheater/Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield St.; free. Call 954-9213274. HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCERT Bring a lawn chair or blanket & enjoy Polynesian music by the Aloha Boyz; 7-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Amphitheatre, 6770 Garfield St.; free. Call 954-926-4236. FISH TALES Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods family-friendly performance features colorful, imaginative costumes and an original Caribbean-style musical score by Momentum Dance Company; 2 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3274. GERMAN DANCE & CONCERT Spring Dance and Edelweiss Concert with music by the Harbar Brothers Band; 6:30 p.m.; Hollywood German Club, 6401 Washington St.; $7 members, $9 guests, with meals available for $7-$9. Call 954-322-6227. ANCIENT CAVE PAINTING Students ages 4-6 will create their very own prehistoric cave piece that will replicate living in that period; 10-11:30 a.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St.; $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Call 954-921-3274. ARCHAEOLOGY DAY Explore 10,000 years of Florida history with walking tours, demonstrations, guest speakers & hands-on activities for all ages; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $1. Call 954-926-2480.SUN., March 14ST. PATRICKS DAY FESTIVITIES Parade & festival will feature pipe bands, marching bands, floats, entertainment, food & vendors; noon-6 p.m. (1 p.m. parade); 1900 block of Hollywood Blvd. (festival) & Harrison St. to Hollywood Blvd. west of Young Circle (parade); free admission. Call 954-921-3404.MON., March 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 954-9213404. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida ; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954-394-3342.TUES., March 16DEPRESSION 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 954-964-8073.WED., MARCH 17BROWARD OUTREACH CENTER BENEFIT Party with a Purpose networking & fund raising event features complimentary hors ment from 6-7 p.m, & half-price cocktails to 7:30 p.m.; Dave & Busters, 3000 Oakwood Blvd.; $10. Call 954-962-8180. ST. PATRICKS DAY BIKE CRAWL Tour the City of the Arts and learn about St. Patrick & the many downtown pubs on this 7-mile roundtrip bike ride; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood Trails, Hayes St. & the Broadwalk; $55. Call 202-375-0283. 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. WOMEN LUNCHEON Speaker Jennifer Brin Kovach of Florida Womens Business Center will address The New South Floridas Womens Business Center & What it Means to You!; 11:30 a.m.1 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South, 3600 Washington St.; $20 Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce members, $30 future members, $40 at the door. Must register: 954-923-4000. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida ; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954-394-3342.THURS., MARCH 18ENGLISH CAFE Adult literacy event; 10:30 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227. FRI., March 19ADULT CANVAS PARTY Includes one large canvas, all art supplies, instruction, wine & cheese, with childcare available for an additional cost; 6:30-10 p.m.; Muzart Studio, 1205 S. 21st Ave.; $35 per project pkg. (not per person). Call 954-9241133. AT HOME WITH MUSIC LECTURE Learn how to develop your childs natural rhythm through simple music & movement activities, & receive a coupon for a free trial class offered by Wee Wiggle and Sing; 10:15-10:45 a.m.; Kay Gaither Community Center, 6291 Funston St.; free. Reservations required: 954-967-4234. BAGELS & BENEFITS Get to know the Chamber; noon-1:15 p.m.; Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 330 N. Federal Hwy.; free for members. Must register: 954-923-4000.SAT., March 20ARTWALK 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, 954921-3016. MUSIC CLUB SPRING GALA Music Club of Hollywood event features music, food & a silent auction to benefit music education & college scholarships for music majors; 6-9 p.m.; Garfield Community Center, 300 Connecticut St.; $25. Call 954-985-6867. 2010 GOLD COAST MEMORY WALK All ages can raise awareness & funds for Alzheimers; 7:30 a.m.-noon; Hollywood North Beach Park, 3601 N. Ocean Dr. Call 954926-2480. CHAMINADE-MADONNA GALA AUCTION Rockin Through the Years gala includes live & silent auctions, Chinese raffle, cocktails, dinner & dancing to benefit ChaminadeMadonna co-curricular education, arts & athletic programs; 7 p.m.; ChaminadeMadonna gymnasium, 500 E. Chaminade Dr.; $75. Call Gina Varese, 954-989-5150, ext. 149. ECOACTION DAY Volunteers ages 13 & up can clean up trash, plant native plants & remove nonnative invasive 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 Sheridan St.; $1. Call 954-926-2480.SUN., March 21FREE GALLERY ADMISSION DAY Enjoy art exhibitions by Adler Guerrier, Josafat Miranda, Doug Crocco & Balbone Martinez; noon-4 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.; free. Call 954-921-3274.MON, March 22CONCERT AT CHARNOW PARK Weather permitting; noon-3 p.m.; Hollywood Beach at Connecticut St.; free. Call 954-9213404.TUES., March 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.WED., March 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.THURS., March 25CHAMBER BIZ BUZZ CARD EXCHANGE Regional event with the Greater Hollywood, Greater Dania Beach & Hallandale Beach Area chambers of commerce; 5-7 p.m.; Main Auditorium, Memorial Regional Hospital, 3501 Johnson St.; $5 members, $10 future members. Must register: 954-923-4000.FRI., March 26S.A.L.T. SPRING HEALTH FAIR Hollywood S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) event features educational information from Police & Fire depts., health screenings, entertainment, refreshments, giveaways, drawings & prizes; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-921-3600 or 954-921-3408. FAMILY HAYRIDE & CAMPFIRE Enjoy a hayride around the park, hot chocolate & smores; 6-9 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $3 (free for kids under 3). Call 954-357-8811. CPR CLASS Presented by Nanny Poppinz; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Must preregister: 954-889-5829.FRI. SUN., MARCH 26-28THE WIZARD OF OZ Spring musical production is presented by the Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory Fine Arts Dept.; 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. & 2 p.m. Sun.; Chaminade-Madonna Cafe, 500 E. Chaminade Dr.; $10 adults, $5 students & seniors with I.D. Call Joseph Catalano, 954989-5150, ext. 134.SAT., March 27SPRING MARSHMALLOW DROP Enjoy an egg hunt & games (ages 3-5), marshmallow drop (ages 6-12), entertainment, face painting, refreshments & meet the Bunny; 9 a.m.-noon; Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield St.; free. Call Marcy, 954-967-4407. SPRING MARKET PLACE Shop for antiques, junktiques, collectibles, new & used merchandise or rent a vendor space at this fundraiser for the Hollywood Womens Club clubhouse restoration project; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 501 N. 14th Ave. Call 954925-9394. SEASONAL HOLIDAY DANCE 6:30 p.m.; Hollywood German Club, 6401 Washington St.; $7 members, $9 guests, with meals available for $7-$9. Call 954-322-6227. HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCERT Featuring Latin music by Acento Antillano; 7:30-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Amphitheater, 6770 Garfield St.; free. Call 954-921-3404. MUZART DATE NIGHT Ages 2-10 can enjoy dinner, a project & a movie; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Studio, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. 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 pre-register/prepay: 954-926-2480.SAT. & SUN., MARCH 27-28FLORIDA BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Hollywood Beach from Michigan to Harrison St. Call Gino, 954-2245739. SUN., March 28ARTSPARK SYMPHONY 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.TUES., MARCH 30MEDITATION & RELAXATION Relax with the Hollywood Meditation Team of Raja Yoga; 10-11:30 a.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call Roz Reich, 954-962-7447.WED., MARCH 31ENGLISH CAFE Adult literacy event; 10:30 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227. CALENDAR cont. from page 19 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM MARCH 201021 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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