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Key to the City September 21, 2018

Post Date:09/21/2018 10:00 AM

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Key to the City September 21, 2018

Kristen Gibbs band performs tonight, September 21, at Music in the ParkKristen Gibbs

Come to Pfluger Park and enjoy music from The Kristen Gibbs Band, also known as "The KGB." A contemporary three piece cover band (harp, vocals, drums, and bass), the band plays all different styles of music from the 40's to the present, covering all kinds of genres including pop, contemporary, country, rock and roll, oldies, and more. Located in the greater Austin area, the band plays at various venues creating a fun and entertaining environment.

Check out the updated schedule: September 28, a movie night featuring Coco and October 5 with Candace Bellamy. 

There's no admission charge, so bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation starting at 7:30 p.m. Pets are permitted on a leash. The soundstage is located adjacent to the newly renovated Pfluger Park playscape. Please remember: no glass containers are allowed in the park. more information on the entire concert series, visit pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark.

PARK(ing) Day in Downtown Pflugerville today - Stop by and say hi.

Visit the corner of Main and 1st Street to celebrate parking day, proof that any space can be made into a park with some imagination. The city will have a bench and park amenities in a parking spot across the street from Comerica Bank on Main Street in downtown Pflugerville. Come grab lunch from a local downtown business and enjoy. The park is set up today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

International PARK(ing) Day is every third Friday in September and is celebrated all over the world.

Mister Rogers Day at the Library Saturday

The Pflugerville Public Library has various activities that focus on community and kindness on Saturday, September 22. Share and socialize with your community at the Plant Swap, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in theplant swap library courtyard. In addition to the swap, participants can also plant vegetable seeds provided by Gaddy's Feed while supplies last. Plant swap guidelines:

  • All plants must be labeled and growing conditions must be included.
  • No invasive species. See this website for more information.
  • Drought-tolerant species highly encouraged.
  • Swap guidelines: Bring one, take one. Participants are also welcome to bring donations of seeds, plants, and cuttings. 

From 1 - 1:30 p.m. Children up to age 8 can enjoy a kindness themed storytime with songs and a craft. Parents and/or caregivers must remain in the room with their child during the storytime. Materials for the craft will be provided while supplies last.

The day continues with a free screening of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" at 2 p.m. This documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance. The movie is PG-13, ©Focus Features. All ages are welcome. The Pflugerville Library is located on 1008 W. Pfluger Street. For more information about the planned activities for Mister Rogers Day, send a message on Facebook or call the library at 512-990-6375.

Skip the line, pre-register now for the Pflugerville Comic Con cosplay contestCosplay Contest

Pre-registration for the Pflugerville Comic Con Cosplay Contest is now open. Visit the cosplay page to see guidelines and register. The last day to pre-register is September 27. Please note that if you pre-register, you must check in at the Cosplay Booth on the day of the convention by 3 p.m. You can still register in person on September 29 by 3 p.m. at the Cosplay Booth. This contest is for ages 11 and up. All experience levels and groups are welcome. A separate costume walk will take place at 11:45 a.m. during the Kids Con (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.) for younger cosplayers.

Join the library for a day of free fun at Comic Con on September 29

You are invited to meet authors, artists, voice actors, cosplayers, and local comic shop owners for a celebration of comics, anime and pop culture. Activities include "Q&A" panels, gaming, comic, and manga themed crafts, drawing lessons, face painting, a kids costume walk, and a cosplay contest for ages 11 and up. This event is free and open to all ages. If you have younger children, bring them to the Kids Con at the library from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. for age-appropriate activities and crafts. There will also be food trucks on site. View the full list of featured guests and download the event schedule at pflugervilletx.gov/comiccon.

Have you scheduled your National Night Out Party? Sign-up today.

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Now is the time for Homeowners Associations and neighborhoods to begin to plan for your National Night Out. Organize a block party in your neighborhood.

On Tuesday, October 2, neighborhoods throughout Pflugerville are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 2018 Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and local officials from 16,000 communities, representing 38 million members from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.

A party is as simple as having a potluck at a neighborhood park, or a barbecue grill out in the driveway or cul-de-sac. Meet your neighbors, discuss your community and make your street safer. 

The Parks and Recreation Department is organizing a party at the Old Town Park, 200 West Hoopes Avenue under the water tower. If there isn’t a party in your neighborhood, you can schedule one or come out to the Old Town Park. Go meet your neighbors and your Police Department. Sign up a party for National Night Out today. www.pflugervilletx.gov/nno.

Public Safety Day

Come to Public Safety Day at the Pfield, 1440 W. Pecan on Saturday, September 29 when the City of Pflugerville Police Department hosts the first annual Public Safety Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event includes the bicycle rodeo event which allows children to enjoy learning about bicycle safety while racing against the clock through a series of challenging bicycle obstacles. The event offers safety instructions, riding instructions and displays by central Texas law enforcement agencies featuring the Pflugerville Police Department K-9 unit, crime scene, volunteers, motorcycles, and recruiting. In addition, it is the kick off for National Night Out and packet pickup for registered parties. More information

silly sparklesBooktastic Magic with Silly Sparkles on September 25

Enjoy a special guest at Storytime at the library on Tuesday, September 25. Silly Sparkles will entertain kids and their parent or caregiver with stories, puppets, magic, and balloons. This event is recommended for young children, up to age 5. Booktastic Magic with Silly Sparkles starts at 10 a.m. and repeats at 11 a.m. 

Chili Pfest is coming - Sign up for the jalapeno eating contest at Chili Pfest jalapeno 1

Pfall Chili Pfest is a month away. On Saturday, Oct. 20 from noon to 5 p.m. join us on Main Street in Downtown Pflugerville for a chili cook-off, tasting, and pfamily pfun. After you vote on your favorite chili, heat up the competition at 3 p.m. with the jalapeño eating contest, sponsored by Hanovers. If you eat the most jalapeños in this heated four-minute contest you could take home a $150 cash prize. Second place receives $100 and third place can cool down with a $50 Hanovers gift card.

Sign up today for free. For full rules and a participation form, visit http://pfallchilipfest.com/jalapeno-eating-contest/.

Pet Pantry program at PAWS Dog_Pantry_smaller

The Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) is offering pet supplies to residents in need in the Pflugerville area through the Pet Pantry program. The animal shelter receives generous donations from the public including bagged and canned foods, bowls, dog and cat beds, pet toys, litter boxes, and occasionally flea/tick medications. Residents will receive a two-week to 30-day supply for their furry friends.

Through the program, Pflugerville residents can receive one dog house and a set of bowls, litter boxes, and other items.The program is offered to all Pflugerville pet owners, while supplies last. Pick up is located at PAWS, 1600 Waterbrook Dr. For more information on the program, please call 512-990-6280.

Do you know your flood risk?

After the recent heavy rains, are you concerned about your home and its flooding risk? Do you know whether your home is in a floodplain? The city offers an interactive floodplain map that allows you to enter your address and see if your home or business falls in one of the identified floodplain areas. This will help assist you in determining the level of flood insurance you may decide to purchase. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/floodplain for information.

ATXFloods resource: The City of Pflugerville's low water crossings and flood-prone areas are now all actively listed on the https://atxfloods.com website. Always remember that if there is water over the road, turn around and go another route. Do not move barricades or drive around them.

Other tips to plan for a flood

  • If your home is subject to flooding, determine what your plan is before a flood happens. Will you try to leave or wait out a flood at home? Is there a friend or relative whom you can stay with if a flash flood watch has been issued? Consider that the roads may already be impassible by the time water starts entering your house.
  • Where can you wait out a flood at your house? If you live in a one-story house, escaping on to your roof is better than in the attic. Have the equipment you need to reach your roof.
  • Are there elderly, disabled, young children or pets in your family who will need extra assistance?
  • Make an emergency kit that you can easily grab and take with you.
  • Find out how to turn off utilities at the main power switch and close the main gas valve. If there’s time, you’ll want to take these actions before leaving.
  • Choose a relative or friend as a contact point in case your family is separated.
  • Visit www.atxflood.com to identify low water crossings near you.
  • Use a weather radio.
  • During a storm, monitor local media.
  • Access rainfall and creek level data at the http://hydromet.lcra.org/full.aspx

     

If you have questions, email engineering@pflugervilletx.gov.

What's Happening

Senior Movie Matinee: Overboard - Enjoy a free movie and snacks at the library on Monday, September 24 at 2 p.m. This movie is rated PG-13, ©Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. Watch the recent remake of Overboard starring Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris,  and Eva Longoria. When a spoiled heir wakes up with amnesia, a struggling single mother pretends to be his wife to get payback for him unjustly firing her.

Walk-in Genealogy Help - Stop by the Heritage House Museum on Tuesday, September 25 from 3 - 7 p.m. for genealogy assistance with a focus on how to use library electronic resources and other free websites to learn about your family history. Bring notes including ancestors names, dates of birth, places where they lived, and anything else you already know. The museum is also open for self-guided tours with library staff onsite to answer your questions.

Pfarmers Market opens every Tuesday - Visit the market from 3 p.m. to 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. The Heritage House is also open for the public to tour and explore during market hours.

 

This Week

Friday, September 21 - Music in the Park: Kristen Gibbs Band (P&R)

Saturday, September 22 - Baby Time (L); Plant Swap (L); Story Time (L); Movie Matinee: Won't You Be My Neighbor? (L); Paws & Read (L); Middle School Tennis (P&R);

Sunday, September 23 - Game On Board Games (L); Crafty Cafe (L); Pfab Lab Appointments (L)

Monday, September 24 - Baby Time (L); Senior Movie Matinee: Overboard (L); STEM Club (L); Enshin Karate (P&R); Paws & Read (L); Intermediate Computer Class for Adults (L)

Tuesday, September 25 - Booktastic Magic with Silly Sparkles (L); Adult Fitness (P&R); Home School Kids (L); Home School Tweens (L); Home School Teens (L); Heritage House Open (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R); Pfab Lab Teen Night: Buttonmaking (L); City Council Meeting (B&C)

Wednesday, September 26 - Zumba (P&R); Story Time (L); Tween Story Time (L); Techie Tweens (L); Conversational English (L); Laser Cutter Crafts (L); Beginner Ukulele for Teens and Adults (L)

Thursday, September 27 - Play Time (L); Ballroom Dance (P&R); Beginner Chair Yoga (P&R); Adult Fitness (L); Turning Pages Book Club (L); Kids Crafternoon (L); Zumba (P&R)l Fall Vegetable Gardening (L)

Friday, September 28 - Music in the Park Movie Night: Coco (P&R)

Save the Date

September 28 - Music in the Park Movie Night: Coco - This date was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The movie will start when it's dark enough to see the screen (approximately 8 p.m.). See the Music in the Park page for more information.

September 29 Pfamily Pfestival and Chamber Expo - Come visit the city's booth and learn from several other Pflugerville businesses and resources at this annual Chamber event held from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 105 Swenson Farms, next to the Pfield.

October 3 - Kindness Rally - Send a positive message to commuters on October 3, from 8 to 9 a.m. Join the library and local businesses as we step out onto the sidewalk on Pecan Street holding homemade signs with inspiring messages for drivers to see. If you don't know where to line up, you can meet library staff on Pecan and 10th. The library will not be open at this time. Please bring your homemade sign and remember to stay on the sidewalks. For more information, contact the library at 512-990-6375.

October 3 - National Coffee with a Cop Day - Residents of all ages are encouraged to visit with leaders from Pflugerville Police Department to ask questions and learn about ongoing community-wide efforts to keep Pflugerville safe. Come to Pecan Street Deli between 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. to meet and have coffee with your PPD.

October 3 - Colored Addition Open House - The City of Pflugerville hosts a Colored Addition Open House on October 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss recommendations for the Colored Addition Subdivision Infrastructure and Land Use Plan. The city has reached out to property owners and the community to get feedback on overall improvements to the area. Anyone interested in the plan and providing feedback is encouraged to attend or contact Emily Barron at emilyb@pflugervilletx.gov.