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Key to the City August 2, 2019

Post Date:08/02/2019 10:10 AM


Key to the City August 2, 2019 
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Fall recreation class registration begins August 7

Registration for summer classes at the Recreation Center begins on Wednesday, August 7 online and in-person at the Pflugerville Recreation Center (400 Immanuel Road). Classes include everything from dance and karate to art and robotics. Classes are available for all ages. For more information and to register, visit pflugervilletx.gov/classes.

End of summer pool hours

As we get ready for back to school, City of Pflugerville pool hours are changing. We will be open the following hours, unless otherwise posted:

Gilleland Creek Pool(700 Railroad Ave)

  • July 30 - August 11: 1-8 p.m.
  • August 12 - September 1:  Saturday & Sunday, 1-8 p.m. Closed weekdays.
  • September 2 (Labor Day): 1-8 p.m.

Scott Mentzer Pool (901 Old Austin Hutto Rd.)

  • Regular hours through August 11
  • August 12 - September 1:  Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, noon - 8 p.m. Closed weekdays.
  • September 2 (Labor Day): 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Windermere Pool (16800 Gower St.)

  • Closed starting August 5

For more information, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pools.

Opportunities for teens to get involved at the library

Pflugerville Public Library Teen Space

Looking for a way to contribute to the community, build your resume, or learn valuable skills? The Pflugerville Public Library has several opportunities for teens. We currently have applications available at the library for Girls Who Code, the Teen Advisory Group (TAG), and Teen Liaisons to the Library Board. Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Members learn to code and work on a community project. Applications are due at the library between August 12 and August 23. TAG is a group of enthusiastic teens that plans future teen events, recommends new YA books, and gives suggestions for teen services. Applications are due August 23. Teen Liaisons to the Library Board give updates about their high school libraries at monthly board meetings. These applications can be turned in anytime. We also always have opportunities to volunteer at the library for teens at least 16 years of age. If you have any questions about these opportunities, call the library at 512-990-6375.

Wells Branch Parkway and Immanuel Rd Lane Closures August 5-6

This Monday and Tuesday, August 5th and 6th,  between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., contractors will have one lane closed in each direction along Wells Branch Parkway at the Immanuel Rd intersection.  The inside lanes in both the westbound and eastbound directions will be closed prior to and through the intersection. These lane closures are necessary to allow for construction activities regarding a new traffic signal to control traffic operations at the intersection. The work to install this traffic signal is anticipated to be completed later this Fall. The City encourages drivers to use extra caution when traveling through active construction zones and to slow down for their own safety as well as that of the construction crews working to improve our transportation systems.

Weiss Lane Update

Weiss Lane Traffic Switch Planned 7-23As construction nears completion along Weiss Lane, a final lane switch was completed for the northbound lanes last Tuesday, July 23rd. Northbound traffic, beginning at Pflugerville Parkway, moved to the completed northbound lanes of Weiss Lane. Although the northbound direction now has two lanes, outbound traffic continues to operate with a single lane between Cele Road and Pflugerville Parkway. The traffic switch allows drivers to remain on the newly constructed northbound lanes all the way to Cele Road.  In addition to the traffic switch, a permanent all-way stop has been added at the intersection of Hidden Lake Crossing/Aventura Avenue and Weiss Lane.  It is important that drivers continue to observe and obey warning signs as the contractor’s personnel complete work throughout the construction zone from Cele Road to Pecan Street.

City Events

Pfall Chili Pfest vendor and cook team registration opens Monday

Applications for the 12th annual Pflugerville Pfall Chili Pfest will open on Monday, August 5 at 9 a.m. This year's pfest is Saturday, October 19, 2019 from noon - 5 p.m. on Main Street in Downtown Pflugerville. It pfeatures the chili cook-off and tasting, live music, food and vendors, a kid's area and a jalapeno eating contest.

We accept all cook teams - whether you're a seasoned professional or just learning to cook. We also accept food vendors, arts and craft vendors and local businesses. Pfind out more and get ready to apply at pfallchilipfest.com.

Captain Marvel Celebration and Plant Swap at library on Saturday

Image of succulent plants in pots

Come to the library this Saturday for a day of pfun activities!  From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. swap plants with your neighbors. Swap guidelines: Bring one, take one. Plants are only available for trade. Participants are also welcome to bring donations of seeds, plants, and cuttings. All plants must be labeled and growing conditions must be included. Please avoid bringing invasive species and drought-tolerant species are highly encouraged.

2019-08-03 Captain Marvel Celebration

Then later in the day, come to a celebration of Captain Marvel!  We will have crafts from 2 - 3 p.m. and a screening of the film from 3 - 5 p.m. Cosplay is encouraged and the event is open to ages 5 and up.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. Movie is rated PG-13, ©Walt Disney Pictures.

What's Happening

Pfarmers Market open every Tuesday - Visit the Pfarmers Market from 3 - 7 p.m. at Heritage Park from now until the end of October. The market brings fresh, locally grown and prepared foods to the Pflugerville community. Vendors sell a variety of produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, squash, okra, garlic, melons, peaches, and grapes; artisan baked goods; honey; flowers; eggs; free-range meats; salsas, pickles, and jams; fruits and plants. To learn more about the market, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket

Visit the Heritage House Museum - The museum will be open for the first Sunday of the month on August 4 from 1 - 4 p.m. The Heritage House Partners host the museum on first Sundays. Stop by and learn about local history! The museum is also open each Tuesday during the Pfarmers Market from 3 - 7 p.m., hosted by library staff. The museum is located at 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd.

Fiction Writing Series Part II  - On August 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. join author and retired professor Tracey Lander-Garrett for the second edition of this fiction writing workshop. The subject this week is creating believable characters. Anyone 18 and up is welcome. Space is limited.

Save the Date

Music in the Park returns - Music in the Park will return to Pfluger Park on August 30, September 6 and September 13. Join us from 7:30-9:30 pm - and don't pforget to come early and enjoy one of our food trucks. 

Mini Horse Petting Zoo for adults - Join the mini horses from the North Wind Horse Farm for a petting zoo at the Pflugerville Library on August 22 at 6 p.m. This program is for those 18 and up only. Refreshments will be provided while they last.