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City Parks and Fitness Center Reopening The City will reopen its parks and fitness center on Monday, August 10, including the Gary B Jones Park for People and Pups. The reopening does not include the pool at the Caporella Aquatic Complex or the Community Farmers Market, which remains canceled. Park hours will be from 8 am – 7:30 pm, Monday – Saturday, until further notice. You must wear facial coverings and follow social distancing guidelines. Groups of more than 10 are still prohibited. Basketball courts, playgrounds, fitness areas, splashpads and bathroom facilities will remain closed. However, tennis courts will be open. The Fitness Center will be open from 6 am – 7 pm, Monday – Friday, and 7:30 am – 6 pm on Saturdays. The facility will close for cleaning from 2 – 3 pm daily. Please remember that all guests must follow the Broward County Executive Order that requires you to wear a facial covering at all times, including while working out. Food Distribution EventsUpcoming Feeding South Florida food distribution events in Tamarac include:• Saturday, August 8, 8 – 11 am, Korean United Methodist Church, 6501 W. Commercial Blvd.• Wednesday, August 12, 9 – 11 am, Christian Life Center, 2699 W. Commercial Blvd.• Saturday, August 15, 8 – 11 am, Korean United Methodist Church, 6501 W. Commercial Blvd.• Monday, August 17, 9 – 11 am, Community Christian Church, 10001 W. Commercial Blvd.Free Tree GiveawaysBroward County is hosting two events to give away the trees, shrubs, fruit trees and alternatives to sod that would have been distributed at its 18th Annual Water Matters Day 2020, canceled due to the pandemic. Broward families can receive up to two, 3-gallon trees and shrubs, or up to eight 1-gallon plants (select up to two species) while supplies last. There is a limit of one fruit tree per family. To view the list of available species, event details and a link to register, visit https://www.broward.org/waterresources/Pages/WaterMattersDay.aspx. These no-contact, drive-up only events will be held rain or shine and are scheduled at:• Saturday, August 8, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Central Broward Regional Park, 3700 NW 11th Pl., Lauderhill• Thursday, August 13, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, Tree Tops Park, 3900 SW 100th Ave., Davie Small Business SupportThe City is utilizing CARES Act emergency funds to offer $5,000 grants to eligible small businesses financially impacted by COVID-19 through the Tamarac Small Business Stabilization Grant program. Applications will be accepted online from August 24 – 28. Business owners are encouraged to collect required documentation in advance. For program details, visit www.Tamarac.org/EconomicDevelopment. The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development is offering a virtual meeting titled “Surviving COVID-19: Useful Tips & Success Stories for Businesses” at 10 am on Wednesday, August 19. Register at https://www.broward.org/EconDev/Pages/Events.aspx.