Its Happening In Hollywood V

Dated: 01/22/2019

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There is always something fun to do in Hollywood! Here are some fantastic events that you should come and experience.

Captain is Hollywood Art Exhibition

Wednesday, January 23

The ArtsPark at Young Circle Gallery is set to open a unique environmental exhibition titled "Captain is Hollywood" featuring artist Maria Isabel Lazo in partnership with the Marine Environmental Education Center (MEEC) at the Carpenter House in Hollywood. The exhibit opens January 23 and will be on display until March 17, 2019. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, February 21st from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. in the Gallery. Conservation "Talks" will be given throughout the exhibit. All are welcome to attend, admission is free. 

The MEEC was fostered from a partnership between Broward County Parks and Recreation and Nova Southeastern University. It educates the South Floridian community through its resident green turtle, Captain, of the need to conserve and protect our marine and coastal environments. This artistic effort grew from the eagerness to unite art with conservation issues. The exhibit consists of a series of original acrylic and oil paintings of marine, mangrove & tropical art. For more information on the exhibit, please call 954.921.3500.

SPARK Speaker Series “How To Get Funded”

Thursday, January 24

The SPARK Hollywood Speaker Series continues with "How To Get Funded" this Thursday, January 24th at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood. Learn from a panel of experts, including Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors, what it takes to get your business funded and key components to funding your start-up. The series will take place from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the ArtsPark at Young Circle Gallery, 1 Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood. Please RSVP your attendance by calling the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at 954.923.4000 or email You may also purchase tickets at $15.00 fee.

Funtastic Friday 

Friday, January 25 

Funtastic Friday is a weekly event at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood featuring a rocking DJ spinning the tunes while kids kick-off their shoes and bounce the night away in inflatable bounce houses. Kids can also take part in guided activities including games and arts and crafts projects. Funtastic Friday is free and runs from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. each Friday at the ArtPark at Young Circle, located at US-1 and Hollywood Boulevard, weather permitting. 

ArtsPark Movie Night featuring “Invincible” (PG) 

Friday, January 25 

While teaching at his high-school alma mater in Pennsylvania, a 30-year-old gets a chance to try out for his favorite NFL football team. Much to everyone’s surprise, he becomes the oldest rookie in NFL history who never played football in college to make the team. “Invincible” is rated PG, showtime is 8:00 p.m., admission is free and lawn seating is available. The ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater is located at 1 Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood

Mission Possible Boot Camp "Train Hard or Go Home" Workshop Series

Saturday, January 26

Hollywood residents and business operators are invited to the first in a series of workshops intended to provide hands-on leadership training that emphasizes community building principals and strategies, project planning, organizational leadership and management practices, as well as personal leadership skills. 

Workshop participants may consist of civic and neighborhood association members, community leaders, resident volunteers, community-based organization staff, business owners, students, local government staff, municipal elected officials, non-profit organization members and staff, and community groups. 

The first workshop, "Mission 1: Gather Intel" will be held on Saturday, January 26th from 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in Hollywood. *Due to the capacity and availability, the Boulevard Heights Community was selected for this series. Future workshops may be held at other locations in the City.

This free workshop series is an opportunity to expand your social/business/volunteer network and develop your organizational structure, while obtaining valuable tools and skills to help maintain and improve the City’s livability and attractiveness to businesses, residents and visitors. 

Patrick Knight, an international speaker and trainer will be the series facilitator. Patrick has taught more than 350 seminars in twenty-five different states and thirty other countries and has held leadership roles in many charitable and civic organizations. As an author, he has written numerous articles and manuals and helped to design the Junior Chamber International (JCI) courses. In 2012, Patrick published his book "Blessed to Survive – The Thanksgiving Day Massacre," which details his triumph over tragedy after falling victim to one of the worst mass shootings in South Florida history. “It is important to listen to the needs, wants and concerns of the participants so that they are actively involved in the workshop,” says Patrick. 

The workshop series will be held on the following dates: January 26th, February 23rd, March 23rd and April 27th. Participants who engage in the entire workshop series will receive a certificate.

Registration is required as there is a maximum number of participants. Hollywood residents and business owners will receive preference in securing a spot. To reserve your seat, please email Peggy Eads with your full name, organization affiliation, if any, address, phone number and email address at


Tree Planting Ceremony in celebration of Tu B’ Shevat

Wednesday, January 30

All are invited to attend a Tree Planting Ceremony on Wednesday, January 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Mara Berman Giulianti Park, 4151 N Hills Drive in Hollywood. The tree planting is being presented by the Consulate General of Israel in Miami and the Jewish National Fund-South Florida in partnership with the City of Hollywood. The planting is in celebration of Tu B' Shevat, a Jewish holiday celebrated as an ecological awareness day when trees are traditionally planted.

Commission in the Community

Wednesday, January 30

The Hollywood City Commission invites Hollywood residents to an open forum where they can ask questions and share suggestions or concerns. This edition of the "Commission in the Community" will take place on Wednesday, January 30th at 6:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Drive. Residents wishing to speak will be asked to fill out a speaker’s card and turn it in by 7:00 pm.

Each forum begins with a welcome from Mayor Josh Levy followed by an open forum facilitated by the hosting District Commissioner. This meeting is being hosted by Caryl Shuham, District 1 Commissioner.

6:00 - 6:30 pm 

• Informal meet and greet with Mayor and Commissioners

• Food, snacks and beverages will be provided

6:30 - 8:00 pm

• Open forum with Mayor and Commissioners

For more information on the Commission in the Community Open Forum, please call the Office of the Mayor and Commissioners at 954.921.3321. 

Listening Tour with Representative Shevrin Jones

Thursday, January 31

Join Representative Shevrin Jones and Commissioner Kevin Biederman for a listening session and community conversation as they discuss important issues affecting Hollywood and South Florida. The community meeting is taking place on Thursday, January 31st form 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Boulevard Heights Community Center, 6770 Garfield Street in Hollywood. The event is free and all are encouraged to attend. 

Shakespeare in the Park – Romeo and Juliet

Friday and Saturday, February 1st and 2nd

Experience the passion, romance, and dazzling swordplay of this classic and entertaining production of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet; one of the most famous and moving plays ever written. This professional production is presented by Florida Shakespeare Theater, Inc., who is dedicated to free access to professional theater in Florida. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood on Friday, February 1st and again on Saturday, February 2nd. Performance begins at 8:00 p.m.

Dream Car Classic

Sunday, February 3

On Sunday, February 3rd the monthly Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic takes place along Hollywood Boulevard between 19th and 20th Avenues from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Dream Car Classic features dozens of classic cars, trucks and other one-of-a-kind vehicles on display. Attendance is free. There is a $20.00 charge for those who wish to have their vehicles on display. 

To pre-register for the Dream Car Classic, email Joe Bevelacqua at and include your vehicle’s make and model. Vehicles will also be registered the morning of the show as space permits. Participation is limited to 85 vehicles with awards for the Top 30 vehicles and the People’s Choice Award. For more information on the Dream Car Classic, please call 954.825.1027.

4th Annual “Be Mine” Dog Show Scholarship Fundraiser

Saturday, February 9

Bring your prized pooch, your human friends and family for a Valentine's celebration full of fur-friendly fun. The 4th Annual  “BE MINE” Dog Show will be held on Saturday, February 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Stan Goldman "Hollywoof" Dog Park at 800 Knights Road in Hollywood.    

Dogs will compete in categories such as: Best Trick, Best Dress Look-A-Like, Most Obedient and more. The free family event will have raffle prizes, vendors and a silent auction with proceeds to benefit the Hollywood Council of Civic Associations’ Pete Brewer Scholarship Fund for graduating Hollywood high school seniors. 

There is an entry fee of $5.00 per dog and proof of current vaccinations is required. Donations, vendors and volunteers are still needed.  To volunteer or for more information on the event, please call 954.662.3612 or visit the Facebook page: Be Mine Annual Dog Show.  

Hollywood Historical Society presents “The Story Behind the Postcards”

Pop-Up Museum

The Hollywood Historical Society is pleased to present “The Story Behind the Postcards,” the history of early Hollywood as seen through vintage postcards, advertising and articles and covers from the Hollywood Reporter newspaper. The Pop-Up Museum is open for viewing Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the ArtsPark at Young Circle Gallery, 1 Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood. Included in the museum display will be rarely seen publications featuring early buildings and activities in Hollywood during the 1920’s. Admission is free. For more information, please visit

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