Jun 09

Dear Class of 2020: You Deserve a Standing Ovation

Posted on June 9, 2020 at 7:27 PM by Regina Roberts

Cars honking, streamers streaming, balloons swaying, confetti popping! 
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Feb 06

Free & Inexpensive Things to do in Miramar, Florida

Posted on February 6, 2020 at 7:40 PM by Regina Roberts

Free & Inexpensive things to do in Miramar, FlORIDA

By Natasha N. Babulal, PR & Media Manager

Aquatic Center at Miramar Regional Park

Most of us have by now resolved to cut back on our expenses, meal prep, take our lunch to work & save more! However, let’s face it- as much as we try to part ways with our vanilla lattes or our hot caramel macchiatos, sometimes it’s easier said than done.  Why not join me and take advantage of some free and inexpensive things around our City so you can also keep some cash in your pocket. “What fun things can I do for free or almost free in Miramar?”  Why, I’m glad you asked!



1.    Dance your stress away with a free Zumba class on the plaza at City Hall- join the exuberant group Thursdays from 6:00pm- 7:00pm.

2.    Unwind with a free Yoga class every last Monday of the month at the Miramar Library from 5:30pm- 6:30pm.  Don’t forget your yoga mat!

3.    Stroll through the Ansin Art Gallery at the Miramar Cultural Center and check out the latest collection on display. https://miramarculturalcenter.org/567/Ansin-Family-Art-Gallery

4.    Pack an old-fashioned picnic basket and a blanket and head to one of over 40 parks in the city. https://miramarparks.org/772/Parks-Facilities

5.    Enjoy pool day with the kids at the East or West Aquatic Complex. The waterpark playgrounds will keep them entertained for hours while you relax. https://miramarparks.org/836/Swimming-Facilities

6.    Attend one of the many free events put on by the City and elected officials. Check out the event calendar here: https://miramarfl.gov/#tabf3cc0b39-a5f5-4029-87f3-02a592fb38a9_0

7.    Take a free conversation Spanish class (El Club Spanish) at the Miramar Library held weekly on Mondays from 6:00pm-7:30pm. https://www.broward.org/library/Pages/BranchDetails.aspx?branchInfo=24

8.    Get out in nature and visit Snake Warrior Island. This 53-acre natural area is great for nature shots, bird watching or just to talk a walk. https://www.broward.org/Parks/Pages/Park.aspx?=34

9.    Visit the Miramar Community Garden, located in Historic Miramar! The 7,400 sq. ft. garden is an award-winning “micro urban farm” where you can learn about growing fresh organic produce & healthy living! https://www.miramarfl.gov/501/Community-Garden

10.  Grab a cup of coffee at Miramar Town Center, sit under the beautiful palm trees, enjoy our glorious weather and just people watch! You’re welcome.


Jan 09

Babyface

Posted on January 9, 2020 at 6:35 PM by Regina Roberts

Babyface

WAIT A SEC! BABYFACE IS COMING TO

THE MIRAMAR CULTURAL CENTER?

By Natasha N. Babulal (PR & Media Manager)

So I must admit that when I saw the great lineup of upcoming performances for the new season at MCC, I almost jumped out of my chair. Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is coming to Miramar! I felt all warm and fuzzy inside thinking back to my teenage years when songs like Whip Appeal and Never Keeping Secrets were on constant rotation on the radio. Then just this past weekend, I got a text from friend saying she just got the MCC brochure and she really NEEDS to buy her tickets before they go on sale to the public. Sorry, friend. Tickets are already on sale and open to everyone! After seeing him perform 10 years ago, there was no way she was going to miss him especially right here in Miramar, where she’s called home for the past 15 years. With a hectic schedule like most of us, she’s always searching for things to do in Miramar instead of venturing too far outside of the city.

I asked my 19-year old daughter if she knew who Babyface was. Her response: “Yeah, he’s that guy that Mariah Carey sings about in her song We Belong Together.”  I’m sorry, what? Ok, Babyface is best known for his classic songs composed and produced for other stars including Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Eric Clapton, Boyz II Men, TLC and many more artists, but he has a ton of hits himself! Remember Give U My Heart that he recorded with Toni Braxton for the soundtrack of Eddie Murphy’s film, Boomerang? How about When Can I See You, which earned him his first Grammy Award as an artist? His hits are way too many to mention and can send you on a long winding trip down memory lane.

Anyhow, his upcoming performance got me thinking about all my other friends I’ve been blowing off over the past few months because I haven’t had the time or energy to catch up. Can’t think of a better reason to call them up (ok maybe a text is more realistic) and make plans for a girl’s night out to see this legend perform. Sure, the performance is not until February 7th but that gives us a little time to lose a few pounds, get our outfits ready, re-learn all the lyrics to our favorite songs and daydream about old crushes.

Here are some songs you probably didn’t know Babyface wrote or produced:

  1. “Best Thing I Never Had” by Beyoncé 
  2. “My, My, My” by Johnny Gill
  3. “I’m Your Baby Tonight” by Whitney Houston
  4. “Can We Talk” by Tevin Campbell
  5. “Take a Bow” by Madonna
  6. “Superwoman” by Karyn White
  7. “Never Gonna Let You Go” by Faith Evans
  8. “Rock Steady” by the Whispers
  9. “My First Night With You” by Mya

10.   “These Are The Times” by Dru Hill

Grab your tickets before they sell out. Be sure to check out all the other great shows coming to the Miramar Cultural Center. There is sure to be something else that brings out The Cool In You! www.Miramarculturalcenter.org