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Key to the City July 6, 2018

Post Date:07/06/2018 11:30 AM


Key to the City July 6, 2018

Pfirecracker Pfest success Wrapup

Thank you to everyone who joined the city at the Pfirecracker Pfestival at the Pfield. Attendance estimates indicate approximately 5,000 people attended the event. The food trucks, children's area, and live music entertained crowds. Despite the rain, the pfestival was enjoyed by many guests with live music from Suede leading up to an amazing fireworks show. Check out the video of the fireworks and the grand finale here. We will see you next year.

Pfree Pfirst Pfriday at the Recreation Center today

July is Parks and Recreation month, celebrate with free entry to the Pflugerville Recreation Center (400 Immanuel Rd.) all day today. The Recreation Center offers a basketball court and basketballs that anyone can check out to use, a game room with billiards, foosball, ping pong and air hockey. A weight room (for those 15 years or older) is available. The facility also has an indoor walking/jogging track. Children ages 12 or older are allowed to be in the facility without an adult. For more information, including hours of operation and classes offered by the Recreation Center, visit parks.pflugervilletx.gov.

Railroad Avenue construction to begin next week

The City Council approved an agreement for the design and construction phase of the 2018-2019 Pavement and Infrastructure Maintenance Projects including a Railroad Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation project which begins next week.

To limit impact to neighboring schools, the project will begin on the northern portion of the roadway. The project extends from Wilbarger Street to Pfennig Lane based on poor to serious pavement condition index scores from the Pavement Evaluation and Assessment completed in 2015. The funding is part of the city’s annual pavement maintenance program in the general fund operating budget. One lane of traffic will remain open in each direction for the duration of the project. Access to residential roadways and neighborhood adjacent streets will be maintained throughout construction. Please drive carefully. For maps and more information on this project, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/projects.

Median construction continues on Kelly Lane

KellyMedianThe new median being constructed on Kelly Lane at Murchison Ridge Trail is being installed as part of a greater plan to improve traffic flow and provide a higher level of safety along Kelly Lane. Upon completion, the median and a turn lane will allow eastbound Kelly Lane traffic to turn left onto Murchison Ridge while preventing traffic from the gas station from making a dangerous left turn onto Kelly Lane. Neighborhood traffic exiting southbound on Murchison Ridge Trail will be allowed to make a right-turn only. Traffic wishing to turn left will use Kennemer Drive or other alternative routes.

As part of this plan, and prior to school starting, city staff will make signal modifications at Kelly Lane and Kennemer Drive that will bring some positive changes to traffic flow through that intersection and will continue to monitor traffic through this area to make further modifications as needed.

With many roadways intersecting with Kelly, the Murchison Ridge turn lane and median provides a safety need in the area. More details.

Pfree adoptions at the Animal Shelter all weekend animal shelter 1_

The Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) will have free adoptions on all animals this weekend, Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adoptions include spay/neuter, 1st puppy or kitty vaccines, deworm, microchip and microchip registration. Come check out the shelter and provide a home for a furry friend. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/paws for more information on adoptions.

Register your teen for a college-level writing workshop

Barrio Writers workshop

The Pflugerville Public Library invites teens between 13 and 18 years old to participate in a week-long college-level creative writing program led by Barrio Writers. Registration is required. The classes are July 16 -20 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the library. Following the workshop, participants will participate in a live reading at the library on Saturday, July 21 from 12-3 p.m. Family and friends are invited. Lunch will be provided.

During the workshop, Barrio Writers Program Director Leticia Urieta, along with local community educators and artists, will provide youth with an opportunity to learn different forms of writing such as poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, short story, and essay. They will also provide free cultural arts connections to the community.

Register online to participate. Space is limited. Participants must attend all five days of the workshop and the live reading on July 21. If you need to cancel your registration, please call the library at 512-990-6375 as soon as possible to allow another participant to take your place. For registration questions, please email amandac@pflugervilletx.gov. The Barrio Writers Summer Workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Pflugerville Library in memory of Dorothy Pantleon.

nancy and friendsNancy and Friends Puppet Show at the library

Join Ventriloquist Nancy Burks Worcester and her puppets Larry the Crocodile, Lili and Waco Weasels and a lot of other special friends at the library on Tuesday, July 10 for "Road, River...ROCK!" The show is a cross-country journey through things both easy and difficult. The audience will laugh, sing and think. There will be stories, songs and some fun dialogue about "how you can do your best at life, no matter where the journey takes you." Families with children up to age 8 are welcome. The show starts at 2 p.m.

Watch A Wrinkle in Time for Tween Movie Night Movie Matinee

Come to the library on July 10 at 6 p.m. and watch A Wrinkle in Time (Disney Pictures ©, Rated PG) starring Storm Reid, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. The Newbery Medal award-winning book, A Wrinkle in Time, is about the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe. They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the Tesseract problem. All ages are welcome. Refreshments will be available while supplies last.  This tween program is open to all ages.

Programs at the library for patrons with special needs

Join the Pflugerville Public Library for Sensory Storytime on Friday, July 13 from 5 - 6 p.m. This storytime is developed for children who are on the autism spectrum or have special needs and is presented at a preschool level of development. The program will begin with books, songs, and movement activities, followed by a craft and time for socializing. Bring any aids that will help your child have a more pleasant experience.

Stick around after Sensory Storytime on July 13 for a special hour of library time designed to accommodate our patrons with special needs. From 6 to 7 p.m., patrons can browse the library, check out books, movies, and CDs. Public computers and printing will not be available during this hour. Special Needs Library Hour is for special needs patrons of all ages. Register with staff in the Lantana room from 5:30-6 p.m.

On July 17, older children with special needs can enjoy the Pflugerville Fun Club from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Ages 12 - 18 can socialize with their peers and work on a hanging planter craft. This club is organized in collaboration with Ramona Gray, a special education teacher at Pflugerville High School.

July is Smart Irrigation Month; be water smart!th

July is Smart Irrigation month. Watering early in the day, before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m., is a requirement in the city's stage 2 water restrictions and is a part of smart irrigation. Save water by avoiding loss due to heat and wind. Watering at these hours also improves soil absorption of the water. www.smartirrigationmonth.org.

Be sure to check your automatic watering or sprinkler systems for any leaks. If you water overnight, you may never see your sprinkler running. Be sure to test each zone and make sure that the heads are aimed where you intended. The city offers sprinkler system checks to City of Pflugerville water customers. Call 512-990-6400 to schedule a sprinkler system check.

What's Happening

Pfarmers Market opens every Tuesday - Visit the market from 3-7 p.m. at Heritage Park. The market brings fresh, locally grown and prepared foods to the Pflugerville community. To learn more about the market, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket.

Library Teen Advisory Group open meetings - Attend a summer Teen Advisory Group meeting to learn how you can get involved at the library and earn volunteer hours. The next meeting is Tuesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Stay after the meeting for the DiversiTeen Book Club. Teens can eat pizza and hang out with other book lovers while talking about The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano. Ages 12 - 18 are welcome to attend both TAG and DiversiTeen.

Water quality customer confidence reports now available - The Consumer Confidence rule requires public water suppliers serving year-round community water systems to provide consumer confidence reports to their customers. The city has made these reports available to the public online.

This Week

Friday, July 6 - Pf Seniors: Hearts & Spades (P&R)

Saturday, July 7 - Baby Time (L); Farm Day at the Library (L)

Sunday, July 8 - Pf Seniors: Hearts & Spades (P&R); Game On Board Basics (L); Laser Cutter Training (L)

Monday, July 9 - Baby Time (L): Pf Seniors: Mahjong (P&R); Beginner Sewing Camp (P&R); Senior Crafternoon: Earring Organizer (L); eResources for Kids (L); Aqua Aerobics (P R); Summer Family Craft Night (L); Intermediate Computer Class for Adults (L)

Tuesday, July 10 - Beginner Sewing Camp (P&R); Line Dancing; (P&R); Bilingual Story Time (L); Adult Pfitness (P&R); Pf Seniors: Cards (P&R); Nancy & Friends Puppet Show (L); Heritage House Open (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R); Special Display - German Immigration to Texas (L); Volleyball Open Play in Pfluger Park (P&R); Teen Night: Advisory Group (L); Sewing Basics (L); Movie Night: A Wrinkle in Time (L); Teen Night: DiversiTeen Book Club (L) City Council Meeting (B&C)

Wednesday, July 11 - Beginner Sewing Camp (P&R); Zumba (P&R); Gymnastics (P&R); Tween Pfab Lab hour (L); Play Time (L); Pf Seniors: Cards (P&R); Kids Club: Origami workshop (L); Pfab Lab Appointments (L); Aqua Aerobics (P&R); Library Board Meeting (B&C); Conversational English (L)

Thursday, July 12 - Beginner Sewing Camp (P&R); Pfun Biking (P&R); Line Dancing (P&R); Story Time (L); Kitty Cafe (L); Hand Sewing for Kids (L): Chair Yoga (P&R); Ballroom Dance (P&R); Pf Seniors: Baylor Scott & White Health Talk (P&R);  Adult Pfitness (P&R); Tween Scene: Glow in the Dark Night Light (L); Pickleball for Seniors (P&R); Adult Craft Night: String Art (L); Zumba;(P&R)

Friday, July 13 - Pfun Hiking (P&R); Pf Seniors: Hearts & Spades (P&R); Sensory Story Time (L); Special Needs Library Hour (L)

Save the Date

July 17 - Pflugerville Town Hall - Join your City Council for Pflugerville Town Hall at Pfluger Hall, 203 E. Pecan Street. Police Department, Emergency Services District #2 representatives, and Travis County Sheriff's Department will be present to answer questions about safety. The event is from 6-8 p.m.

July 20 - Teen Night After-Hours: LARPing Through the Ages -  From 7 - 9 p.m., at the Pflugerville Public Library, teens are invited to take over the library with a night of live-action role playing. LARPing is a form of role-playing game where the participants are encouraged to dress up and act out their favorite characters. Each area of the library will feature different time periods and settings with games and crafts to enjoy featuring a medieval fairy tale land, 1920s wizarding speakeasy, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a Sci-Fi themed Capture the Flag adventure. This after-hours event is open to teens ages 12-18 only.

July 20 - Pfloating Movie: Madagascar - Relax by the water and enjoy a movie at Mentzer Pool. Admission is $3 for children 13 and under, and $5 for 14 and up. Arrive between 8:15-8:30 p.m. for the movie to begin at 8:45 p.m.

July 30 - Pfree Splash Day - Finish July with a splash and enjoy free entry to Windermere Pool, 16800 Gower Street, from noon - 7 p.m.