Discover the Poetry of Faith at the Coconut Creek Culture Series

Coconut Creek has partnered with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) to offer monthly Lifelong Learning Courses entitled, “Coconut Creek Culture Series”.  Topics range from wellness to history to art, and are taught by NSU professors.  The program is free of charge to Coconut Creek residents and will be held at the Coconut Creek Commission Chambers (4800 West Copans Road) on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.  RSVP for one or all at 954.973.6760


Tonight’s Presenter: Gary Kay, Ed.D.

Dr. Gary Kay, a teacher and poet, was born in Winnipeg, Canada. He earned a B.A. and B.Ed from University of Manitoba.  He taught high school English at a public school for 5 years.  He relocated to Florida, where he received an M.Ed in Reading and Ed.D in Reading from Florida Atlantic University.  He has taught reading and English at Broward College for the past 34 years.  He has also taught Reading in the Content Areas at Florida Atlantic University, and Reading and English education courses at Nova Southeastern University. He won two endowed teaching chair awards and was Professor of the Year at Broward College in 2000. His poems have been published in Litchfield Review, Animus, Poetica, Earthwise, Canadian Verse II, Write Room, and several others.

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A Very Kosher Christmas at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts

Come see the acclaimed local musical, “A Very Kosher Christmas”  at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 7:30pm.


After being forced to spend their precious winter break with their eccentric aunt, siblings Kara and Kody are desperate to get home for Christmas. But when a winter storm cancels their flight home, the brother and sister duo are faced with a Christmas without their parents or any of their beloved family traditions. Stranded in an airport terminal with no holiday dinner and a drunken Santa impersonator, all hope for a merry Christmas rests upon their Jewish Aunt and Uncle. Featuring all of your favorite Christmas classics and a few new holiday hits, A VERY KOSHER CHRISTMAS is fun for the whole family.

Parental discretion advised. PG-13 content includes light sexual innuendo.

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PJ Library Presents: Family Chanukah Palooza

Join the Jewish Federation of Broward County and the local PJ Library for a day of music, food, and fun as they kick off their 2nd Annual Family Chanukah Palooza event. Spectacles will include an inflatable Spiderman and bouncehouse for the kids along with a 29′ rock climbing wall.   Also featured will be a community sing-a-long, facepainting, and storytime events.  Delicious Kosher food will be available for purchase.

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Time: 111:30am-2:30pm

Place:  Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Ave, Davie, FL 33328 (Admission is $1.50 per person aged 6 and older)

To register please visit: https://www.jewishbroward.org/events/2016-pj-library-chanukah-palooza


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Hanukkah Reading at the Parkland Library

Rabbi Melissa Zalkin Stollman

Children 3 and older are specially invited to join Rabbi Stollman of Congregation Kol Tikvah  for an afternoon of Hanukkah fun and storytime.  Get to know more about this important Jewish holiday and meet other believers in the community.

Date: December 3, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Parkland Library
Address: 6620 University Drive Parkland, FL 33067


To register, please call: (954) 757-4207

City of Parkland Events for December


The City of Parkland has something for everyone in December!

From small events for kids to the largest Farmers’ Market in Broward County, there are events that cater to Parkland residents and attract people from throughout the tri-county area.

Saturday, December 5th: Eats ‘N Beats, 5:30pm-9:30pm, Pine Trails Park Amphitheatre.

Sunday, December 6th: Parkland Farmers’ Market and Craft Show, 9:00am-1:00pm, Equestrian Center at Temple Park.

Saturday, December 12th: Drive-In Movie, 8:00pm, Equestrian Center at Temple Park.

Thursday, December 17th: Snowfest, 5:00pm-9:00pm, Terramar Park.

Sunday, December 20th: Parkland Farmers’ Market, 9:00am-1:00pm, Equestrian Center at Temple Park.

Christmas Eve: City Hall and Parkland Library are open, Parks are open until 6:00pm, solid waste and recyclables are not affected.

Christmas Day: City Hall and Parkland Library are closed, Parks are open until 6:00pm, solid waste and recyclables will not pick-up.

Saturday, December 26th: Parkland Library closed.

New Year’s Eve: City Hall and Parkland Library are open, Parks are open until 6:00pm, solid waste and recyclables are not affected.

New Year’s Day: City Hall and Parkland Library are closed, Parks are open until 6:00pm, solid waste and recyclables are not affected


For more information, please visit the City of Parkland’s website at:   http://www.cityofparkland.org/calendar.aspx?month=12&year=2015&CID=0&Keywords=&startDate=&enddate=&

Get Ready for Winter Wonderland in Coral Springs

The Walk of Coral Springs is hosting its annual Winter Wonderland celebration on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 5-9pm. The event is FREE and will feature live music and acticities such as:

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  • Chuanukah Elmo
  • Santa Claus
  • Mr. Snowman
  • Winter Princess



Also check out free face-paintings & raffle drawings.

Please bring an unwrapped toy or $5 towards the Toys for Tots when visiting Santa.

For more information, please call: 954-340-6070.

Not Too Late for Fort Lauderdale Turkey Triathlon

If you are feeling bad about eating too much over Thanksgiving, have no fear!  There is still time to register for the 2015 Fort Lauderdale Turkey Triathlon at  Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek.  Accept the challenge and recieve the experience of a rewarding sense of victory.

The race begins at 7:00am (sharp) and  includes a quarter-mile swim, a 10 mile bike run, and a 3 mile run.  There is also the option to participate in the Duathlon which includes a 3/4 mile run, a 10 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile finishing run.

Individual registration costs $109.00.

For more information and to register, please visit:  http://www.multirace.us/events/30#

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Happy Thanksgiving from HTN Magazine



HTN Magazine wishes you a happy Thanksgiving holiday. We hope that you will enjoy this time with your friends, family, and community.  We thank God and our Lord Jesus Christ for the opportunity to serve our diverse readers with the latest news, community updates, and health trends.