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Sounds at Sundown on April 6th

Sounds at Sundown This Saturday

Coming this Saturday! Join us for our next Sounds at Sundown on Saturday, April 6th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the corner of Margate Boulevard and State Road 7.

The Andrew Morris Band will be playing your favorite country music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sounds at Sundown is a free monthly concert series that takes place on the first Saturday of the month. Enjoy live music and food trucks serving up delicious snacks, meals and desserts. Arts and crafts vendors will also be selling their wares. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and get ready to dance the night away underneath the stars. For more information, visit margatefl.com or call (954) 972-6458.


 
Text to 911

Text to 911 Now Available in Broward County

Residents and visitors who can’t place a call to 911 in an emergency can now text 911 to request police, fire, or medical assistance in Broward County.

The enhanced 911 system now includes the capability of receiving text messages thanks in part to a $353 million investment in enhancing Regional 911 in Broward, approved by the County Commission.

The Text to 911 system is especially useful for those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired. 

Remember these important tips before sending a text message:

  • CALL 911 if you can; TEXT ONLY if you can’t
  • Provide the exact location of the emergency
  • Make the text message brief and easy to understand
  • Do not send pictures, videos, emojis, abbreviations or slang
  • Be ready to respond to text messages from 911 until the conversation is finished

The Text to 911 system currently processes text messages in English; language translation is not currently available. Broward County 911 personnel are trained to respond to emergency texts and will dispatch help as soon as they confirm the caller’s location and type of emergency. For more information on the Text to 911 system and to see a video, visit 911.Broward.org.

 
Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection and Document Shredding on April 13th

Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics Collection & Document Shredding on April 13th

Have you had household chemicals, old telephones, and other electronics sitting around in your garage? Do you have boxes of sensitive documents in your home office that you need to get rid of? Well, here's your chance.

The City of Margate, in partnership with Waste Management, is offering residents a safe and convenient way to dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste (HHW) and old electronics, and shred documents that include sensitive information. 

The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection and Document Shredding Event will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oriole Park, located at 7055 NW 1st Street. 

City of Margate residents can drop off items such as household chemicals, cleaning solutions, aerosols, paint, oil, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, vehicle fluids, mercury thermometers, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, TVs, computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, cell phones, home phones, DVD players, rechargeable batteries, and tires (limit 4).

Items not accepted include explosives, bio-hazardous waste, medical waste, appliances, microwaves, and business or commercial generated waste.  

Secure document shredding will also be available. Margate residents may bring up to three standard letter size boxes of documents for shredding.

Proof of Margate residency is required.  This includes a photo ID and one of the following (with matching address): a utility bill, vehicle registration, or a trim notice/tax bill.  

For more information, Margate residents can contact the Department of Environmental and Engineering Services at (954) 972-0828 or visit www.margatefl.com/hhw.

 
Springtime Egg Hunt on April 13th

Springtime Egg Hunt on April 13th

The City of Margate will host the annual Springtime Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13th. Children eight years old and younger are invited to the festivities that will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Margate Sports Complex, 1695 Banks Road. Arrive early!

Nearly 9,000 brightly colored plastic eggs - each containing a treat will be scattered on three baseball fields and one area for special needs children. There is no age restriction for those with special needs.

Children will be separated by age group for the egg hunt.

Peter Rabbit will make a special guest appearance for family photographs. Please remember to bring your baskets and a camera.

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available.

For additional information, please contact the Margate Parks and Recreation Department at (954) 972-6458.   
 

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