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Key to the City June 21, 2019

Post Date:06/21/2019 10:05 AM

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Key to the City June 21, 2019
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Provide feedback for CAMPO transportation plans

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) hosted an open house yesterday at the Courtyard Marriott Pflugerville about their Regional Arterials Study, the MoKan/Northeast Subregional Plan and the Transportation Demand Management Plan. For anyone who missed the open house, CAMPO is accepting emailed comments through July 15. Find out more and submit your comments today at https://www.campotexas.org/get-involved/.

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While Travis County does not restrict the sale of fireworks for the Independence Day season, fireworks are not permitted in the Pflugerville city limits. It is important to exercise caution to remain safe and firework free. Please note that sparklers are also considered fireworks and are illegal.

To celebrate Independence Day, the City has hired professionals to work with the Fire Department for the annual Pfirecracker Pfestival. Join us at the Pfield to watch the best fireworks show in the area!

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Come join Mayor Victor Gonzales and the City of Pflugerville in celebrating Independence Day on July 4 at The Pfield, 1440 W. Pecan. The festival includes food trucks, a kids area, live music and of course, fireworks! Admission to the festival is free. The activities begin at 5 p.m. and live music begins at 6:30 p.m. with Suede.

Know before you go:

  • We will have sixteen food trucks and vendors for you to choose from - and a covered area for you to eat in the shade.
  • Entry into the stadium and the kid's area (inflatables and face painting) are free. Pflugerville High School's Project graduation will be hosting games in our kid's area, so make sure to bring cash and help them raise money for a good cause.
  • A clear bag policy is in effect for the stadium. No backpacks, purses or bags that are not clear are accepted.
  • No alcohol or tobacco products allowed on PfISD property.
  • No umbrellas.
  • No coolers permitted inside the stadium. There is an eating area outside the stadium, or you are welcome to set up a picnic at your car. Refillable clear water bottles are permitted inside the stadium.
  • No pets. Fireworks and pets are a bad mix. Please secure your pets at home and make sure their collars and tags are on.
  • Parking is available at the Pfield. If you are walking or biking to the stadium, please cross at a safe intersection.

For more details visit pfirecrackerpfestival.com.

Submit artwork to the Teen Art Contest until June 28teen art contest

Do you paint, draw, or make digital art? Artists ages 12-18 are encouraged to compete in an art contest at the Pflugerville Public Library. Artwork will be displayed in the Teen Space and the winning artists will receive Michael's gift cards, courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Pick up an entry form at the library. Entries may be submitted from June 17-28.

Submitted artwork will be displayed in the Teen Space through August 2019. For more information, please visit the library's website. Check out the Facebook event to see what other artists are submitting.

City Events

Music in the Park tonight with Kev Bev

This week we head to Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, to enjoy live music from Kev Bev. This 9-piece Austin-based band plays a variety of original music inspired by elements of Funk, R&B, Soul, Reggae and Hip Hop. Their live shows are filled with energetic dance grooves and tight musical compositions. The stage is powered by electric guitars, bass, drums, percussionists, keyboards, violin, horns, dancers, and animal flare.

Music In The Park is an annual outdoor concert series that showcases a variety of live bands on selected Friday nights in the summer and early fall. There's no admission charge, so bring lawn chairs, pfurry friends, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation. Food trucks will be available on most evenings, check our Facebookevent for updates.

Alcohol is allowed for those 21 and older, but please do not bring glass containers. For more information and the rest of our concert schedule, visit pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark.

Pfamily Pfloat Night tonight at Scott Mentzer Pool

Join us from 8-10 p.m. for all the pfun of a night swim at the pool with an inflatable slip and slide, discounted concessions and more. Admission is $5 for adults (14+) and $3 for children, cash only. 

Open swim admission will end at 7 p.m. Those who wish to attend Pfamily Pfloat Night can purchase wristbands starting at 7 p.m. Open swim will finish at 7:50 p.m., at which time anyone who has not purchased a wristband will be asked to leave. All family fun activities will start at 8 p.m., and end at 10 p.m.

Please note, no movies are being shown at Pfamily Pfloat Nights. 

Miss Pflugerville Pageant is Saturdaycrown1

The Miss Pflugerville pageant is Saturday, June 22 from 5-7 p.m. at the Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road.

Three winners will be crowned including a Little Miss Pflugerville (students entering 3-5th grade for the next school year), Junior Miss (students entering 6-8th grade for the next school year), and Miss Pflugerville (students entering 9-12th grade for the next school year). Winners will proudly represent Pflugerville throughout the year and will volunteer at community events including the Pfarmers Market, Library story times and other community festivals in addition to participating in the 2020 Deutschen Pfest and Deutschen Pfest Parade. For more information, visit the pageant website.

Stranger Things Teen Night at the library

Get ready for the next season of Stranger Things with a trivia contest, crafts, and costume contest at the library on Tuesday, June 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. Bring a smartphone or tablet to compete in the trivia contest using Kahoot. There will be a limited number of tablets available for teens that don't have a smartphone available. Dress up as Eleven, Steve, the Demagorgon, or your other favorite character for a chance to win the costume contest.

The event is for ages 12-18 only. Crafts will include Shrinky Dink pins, buttons, and more. Craft materials provided while supplies last. First come, first served.

Tween Summer Book Club

Fans will discuss the Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale while making a craft at the library on Wednesday, June 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For ages 12-18. Space is limited and materials while be available while supplies last. The program will begin on time. Tween Book Club is for super fans of book series.

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Try the library's new Vive by battling it out at the Beat Saber Tournament on Thursday, June 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. Beat Saber is a virtual reality rhythm game, where your goal is to slash the beats which fit perfectly into precisely handcrafted music. Click here to learn more about the system. The first and second place winners will each win a Steam gift card. The event is for ages 18 and up only. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

What's Happening

Reduced Cat Adoptions - June is adopt a cat month and Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) is offering $20 adoptions all month. Visit pflugervilletx.gov/adopt to see the animals in need of a forever home.

Microchip Clinic on June 30- More pets get lost around the 4th of July and Pflugerville Pets Alive would like to help reunite any pet that gets lost during the holiday. A free microchip clinic will be held at the Pflugerville Library from 1-4 p.m. For more information and to download the form, please visit the Facebook event page.

City Offices Closed for Fourth of July - City offices, Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services, the Library, and Recreation Center are closed on Thursday, July 4. Trash pickup is not affected. City pools are open for special holiday hours. For details, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pools. If you have an emergency when the city is closed, please call 9-1-1 or the citizen communications hotline at the Police Department at 512-990-6700.

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.

 

Save the Date

June 29 - Movie Matinee at the library - Enjoy a free screening of "US" Rated R. ©Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. For ages 18 and up only. Held at the Pflugerville Library from 2-4 p.m.

July 4 - Pfirecracker Pfestival - Celebrate Independence Day on July 4th with pfun and pfamily in Pflugerville at the Pfirecracker Pfestival located at The Pfield. Learn more at pfirecrackerpfestival.com.