2017 December
Community Events and Member Activities 

Register for the “GINGERBREAD” Holiday Baking Challenge,  Numerous Trips, the New Year Dance Party and more at the  
City of Pembroke Pines Carl Shechter
Southwest Focal Point Community Center Campus

301 N.W. 103rd Avenue, Pembroke Pines




Pembroke Pines, FL…November 15, 2017…Enhance your life, participate in Community and /or Member Events and Activities at the City of Pembroke Pines Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center Campus located at 301 NW 103rd Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL. Check out the list of offerings below, and remember membership is free at The Center. Membership at The Center is free and open to people ages 18 and older. Questions? Please call The Center at 954-450-6888.
   
Dolphin Mall Shopping Trip - Friday, December 1, 2017, 10:00am. FREE for SWFP members only.  Must sign up at the activities desk.
 
Symphony of Lights at Gulfstream - Tuesday, December 5, 2017Departs 5pm.  Free for SWFP members. Members must have their own transportation to and from the center. First come, first served - sign up at Activities Desk

Master Chef “GINGERBREAD” Holiday Baking Challenge - Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Beginning 10:00am in the Main Hall. No other confection symbolizes the holidays quite like gingerbread. Gingerbread cookies are just the beginning. The truth is gingerbread (any type of sweet treat that combines ginger and other spices with honey or molasses) goes much farther than that. Therefore, whether its gingerbread cookies, gingerbread houses, gingerbread donuts, gingerbread brownies or even gingerbread cheesecake - bring in your favorite home baked gingerbread dessert and you may be leaving with a cash prize! Celebrity judges from Vicky Bakery will be judging this event! Be creative and remember, judges are not only looking for the best tasting desserts, they are also looking for the ones that capture the magic of the Holidays! Only home baked entries will be accepted. A list of ingredients must be provided. All participants must be a present to win!  Entry forms will be available at the Activities Desk and must be turned in by Tuesday, December 5th! SWFP Members only.

Miami Bayside Marketplace Trip - Indulge yourself at Bayside - the best food, fun and shopping Miami has to offer! Shop in the exotic outdoor marketplace or national name brand stores, and then watch the boats go by as you have lunch on your own at one of Bayside’s amazing restaurants or at their huge food court where there is always something delicious for everyone! Friday, December 8, 2017, trip departs at 10:00am. $2.00 per person cash only. Must sign up in advance. SWFP Members only

Holiday Celebration Performance - Entertainment by the Center’s singing group, “Songbirds”. Monday, December 11, 2017, 10:15am in the Main Hall. SWFP Members only.
 
Veterans Administration Nursing Home Trip by the Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center Volunteers - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 10:30am to 1:00 pm. SWFP Members only
 
Annual Holiday Open House - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Live entertainment – Hot Cocoa and cookies - Face Painting – Holiday Displays. Santa will be here giving away free party favors! FREE and open to the public. Community Invited.
Enjoy a sneak peak at past Holiday Open House events on Pembroke Pines Media  YouTube:  https://youtu.be/E3hKb-biK6M
 
Holiday Light Tour Trip - Join us as we travel to Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek to see The Holiday Fantasy of Lights; Broward County’s spectacular drive-thru holiday lighting event with over 3 miles of giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees! Tuesday, December 19, 2017, departs 6pm. FREE for SWFP Members only. Members must have their own transportation to and from the center. First come, first served - sign up at Activities Desk
 
School of Rock Theater Trip to Broward Center for the Performing Arts - 2017-2018 Broadway Series matinee performances are offered exclusively for SWFP Members only at $70.00 per person. Price includes tickets (lower Orchestra) and transportation to and from the center. Must purchase in advance at the activities desk. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 2pm matinee (trip departs center at 12:30pm).
 
Holiday Tea Party - Join us for a celebration of the sights, sounds and tastes of the holiday season! Enjoy a festive afternoon of tea sandwiches, decadent desserts & assorted teas! Wednesday, December 20, 2017 2:00pm - $18.00 per person (reservations required – before 12/8/17). Community Invited.
 
Red Lobster Lunch Trip - Friday, December 22, 2017, 11:00am. FREE for SWFP members only.
 
Veterans Administration Nursing Home Trip by the Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center Volunteers - Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Trip departs Center at 10:15 am and returns at 12:15 pm. SWFP Members Only.
 
New Year Dance Party in the Main Hall - Join us as we dance and celebrate the upcoming 2018 New Year! Friday, December 27, 2017 – 11:45am.  Entertainment sponsored by Site Council. SWFP Members Only.
 
Gulfstream Casino Trip - Friday, December 29, 2017, departs Center at 10:00am. $5.00 CASH ONLY per person. SWFP Members Only (transportation provided to and from center only).



A popular rental venue for celebrations, seminars, special events year round, The Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center Campus , 301 N.W 103rd Avenue in Pembroke Pines, hosts daily classes, workshops and events for its members 18 years and older; membership is free. The Center is also a transportation hub. The Free Community Bus Service operates six days a week, with connections to Broward County Transit.  The Center is easy to find, immaculate, diverse, welcoming and opportunities abound for those wanting to enhance their lives. Visit The Center and leave with inspiration to: volunteer, work out in the gym, play pool, dance, build a support network, read a book, attend an event and much more. Questions please call: 954.450.6888.

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2017 December Community Events and Member Activities

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