CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As we begin the month of October, our city has proven to be resilient and unified in strength. We are fortunate to see a downward trend in COVID-19 cases within the state, however, there are still patients battling this virus and we must continue to be vigilant to ensure a virus-free future for our communities.
How we meet, gather and celebrate has changed due to the pandemic, however, city staff believe it’s important to continue traditions and celebrations, which has led us to reimagine events. This season, we will feature events such as, ‘Far out Flicks’ Drive-in Movie on October 10 in honor of the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department 50 years of service to the community, and sponsored by the Coral Springs Police Department Foundation “Cops and Kids Drive-Through Trick or Treat.” Residents can learn more about all event details by visiting www.coralsprings.org/events.
On Saturday, October 10, 2020 through December 30, 2020, Mondays through Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Coral Springs Museum of Art will feature the “100 Faces of War” traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian. The exhibition presents the stories of those who served the U.S. in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For those interested in visiting the exhibit, we invite groups of no more than 6 combined adults and kids to reserve 90-minute visits for free admission. The museum is taking health and safety precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and reservations are required and can be found on our website.
Elections are here and early voting kicks-off on October 19 through November 1 at the Northwest Regional Library from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.! We encourage all residents to exercise their right to vote and remember, though we are still fighting COVID-19, you can register online to vote before registration closes on October 5, 2020, by visiting www.browardsoe.org. If you don’t feel safe going to the voting polls due to the pandemic, request your Vote-By-Mail ballot before the deadline, October 24, 2020.
Though youth under 18 are ineligible to vote, it is still important they understand the significance of democracy and our civic responsibilities as adults. To amplify the voices of our youth, the City of Coral Springs Customer Involved Government Committee is hosting “The Importance of Voting” virtual poster contest for Coral Springs students in grades K-12. The deadline to enter the contest is Friday October 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. Posters must be submitted electronically. For a list of guidelines, specifications and to submit a poster, visit www.coralsprings.org/contest.
This month, we embrace Fire Prevention Week from October 4 through October 10. The Coral Springs- Parkland Fire Department shared these safety tips to keep you from having a cooking fire.
- Never leave cooking food unattended.
- Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling. If you have to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
- Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drinks are prepared or carried.
- Always keep an oven mitt and pan lid nearby when you’re cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan to smother the flame. Turn off the burner, and leave the pan covered until it is completely cool.
- You have to be alert when cooking. You won’t be alert if you are sleepy, have taken medicine or drugs, or consumed alcohol that makes you drowsy.
Make sure to follow the Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department on Facebook @coralspringsfd for more safety tips!
Celebrate Restaurant Week from Friday, October 9, 2020 through October 18, 2020, as the City of Coral Springs Economic Development Office proudly hosts Savor the Springs 2020! For 10 days, local participating restaurants will offer great deals and prefixed menus featuring delicious dining options, highlighting a wide variety of culinary cuisine available in Coral Springs. For the full list of participating restaurants and culinary offerings, please visit the official www.SavorTheSprings.com. Participate with your friends and family and enjoy a great meal, offered for a great deal. Get social with us too, use the hashtag #SavorCS or tag us @CoralSpringsEDO.
Stay tuned and up to date by visiting www.coralsprings.org, following our social media accounts and make sure to text the keyword CORALSPRINGS to 888-777 for important updates.
Our October Commission Meetings will take place virtually on Wednesday, the 7th at 9:00 a.m., and Wednesday, the 21st at 6:30 p.m.; residents are invited to watch and offer public comment by calling 954-344-5900. Meetings are aired on CityTV, Blue Stream Channels 25, 25.2, 725 and on AT&T U-Verse channel 99. Meetings are also live streamed at coralsprings.org/citytv.
As always, if you would like to schedule an appointment with any of your City Officials, please call 954- 344- 5911.