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October 23, 2015

Congratulations to Chili Pfest winners
The sun shone and the chili was hot at the Pflugerville Chili Pfest on October 17 in downtown Pflugerville. With 33 chili cooks onsite, participants ate chili and selected their favorites! There were 34,780 chili cups sold for chili tasting by event participants! 

First Place award went to Culligan Water and People's Choice to Pfrymire's Chili. The event also included a Heat Wave Car Show and a Jalapeno Pepper eating contest where the winner Marcus Gilden ate a whopping 47 jalapenos!

The Top 10 Chili Teamswinners 2015
1 Culligan Water
2 Willow Point
3 Superior Physical Medicine
4 Rock your Socks Off Chili
5 Pfreedom Pfighter Pferocious Chili
6 Red Hot Chili Agents
7 Pfrymire's Chili
8 Chili Chili Bang Bang
9 Dead Level Chili Cookers
10 By Depfault
Chili Pfest returns next year on October 15, 2016. Start preparing your award-winning recipe now!  For more information on the pfest, visit www.pflugervillepfallchilipfest.com or watch the wrap up video of the fun 

Come in costume to the Pfarmer's Market October 29 
Come to the Pfarmer's Market in your Halloween costume on Tuesday, October 29 and receive a free HEB Buddy Bag filled with craft items from Home Depot and other goodies from the City of Pflugerville. This is the pfinal weekly Pfarmer's Market of the season, but no worries, the market returns for the holidays on November 3 and 17 and December 1 and 15 from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Green Red Barn in Heritage Park! Save the dates on your calendar and come enjoy your Pflugerville Pfarmer's Market. 


Senior Self-Defense class at the Recreation Center
The Pflugerville Recreation Center hosts a complimentary senior self-defense class on November 6 from 10 a.m. - noon. This non-physical self-defense class will teach you how to verbally defend yourself, some tricks of self- defense and how to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road. This program is free. For more information, call 512-990-6350. 

Learn about resources for African American Genealogy 
geneaologyJoin the Texas State Library’s Senior Reference Archivist Tonia Wood on November 2 from 6:30  p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Pflugerville Public Library as she presents information on resources for African American Genealogy available at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. 

Materials include original records documenting individuals’ interactions with Texas government from pre-Republic days to the 21st-century, as well as federal documents, manuscript collections, photographs, maps, and numerous publications. Wood will provide an overview of the agency holdings and point out less obvious sources for researching African American family history.

Wood has been an archivist with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for over 20 years, taking on the position of Senior Reference Archivist in July 2014. Her knowledge of state and local government records and desire to help people find answers to their questions makes the job a perfect fit. A sixth-generation Texan, Wood received her bachelor’s degree in history and master’s in library and information science from the University of Texas at Austin. Refreshments will be provided while supplies last.

It's time for Halloween!
October 26 pumpkin
Home school teens ages 12 to 18 make fake scars and cuts at the library from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

October 27
Home school kids
ages 5 to 8 make Plastic Canvas Pumpkins at the library from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
Home school kids ages 9 to 12 will learn how to write scary stories from 2 p.m. -3 p.m. 
Kickstart, the library's tech club for kids ages 8 to 12 will learn how to use a green screen to make green screen ghosts at the library.
Pfarmers Market: Costumed guests who visit the Pfarmer's Market, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, receive a goody bag. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

October 29
Storytime with a not-so-scary witch at Pflugerville Library at 10:30 a.m. 
Kids club for ages 5 to 8 will make 3D Pumpkin Wreaths at 3:30 p.m. 
Sugar Skull Painting - Adults enjoy sugar skull painting and a movie for Dia De los Muertos of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride at 6:30 p.m. at the library. 

October 31
Trunk or Treat - Come trick or treat at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Get yummy candy while meeting some of the adorable pfurry pfriends at the shelter. Participate in an all ages costume contest with prizes. Pflugerville Animal Shelter is located at 1600 Waterbrook Drive. For more information, call 512-990-PETS.

Halloween Pfood Drive 
- Pflugerville Chamber hosts a pfood drive on October 31 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. in downtown Pflugerville on the 200-300 block of Main Street. Come trick or treat and bring a pfood item to support your community. www.pfchamber.com.


What's Happening
Be prepared for the rain - It's raining outside and even more rain is in the forecast for this weekend. Consider turning off your sprinkler system for the next week. Be mindful of rainfall and possible flooding in the area. Updates will be posted on city social media and the city homepage: www.pflugervilletx.gov. Sign up now to receive NIXLE alerts from your Pflugerville Police Department on accidents, road conditions and citywide alerts by texting PfPd to 888777. 

Register for fall classes with Pflugerville Recreation Center
pflugervilletx.gov/classes

Dove season ends October 25 - If you hear hunters after October 25, please notify the Police Department for enforcement. Dove season is over on Sunday, October 25. 

This Week 
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police
Online City Event Calendar 
Saturday 10/24: Story Time (L); Paws & Read (L)
Monday 10/26:  Baby Time for Babies 3 to 12 months (L); Baby Time for Babies 12 to 18 months old (L); Paws & Read (L); Movie Matinee – Love & Mercy (S)
Tuesday 10/27:  City Council Meeting (B&C); Bilingual (English & Spanish) Story Time (L); Teen DIY: Bookbinding (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R);
(See Halloween Events in story above)

SAVE THE DATE
November 2 - Resources for African American Genealogy - The Pflugerville Public Library welcomes Tonia Wood, the state library's senior reference archivist to discuss federal documents, manuscript collections, photographs, maps and resources available at the State Library to aid in genealogy search. 6:30 p.m. in the Poppy/Cosmos/Lantana rooms.

November 5—Sisters in Crime present: Brainstorming Writing Ideas. Authors Anna Castle, Kate Baray, Katie Graykowski and Steve Statham will discuss how they get ideas for their novels and decide key plot points. After the discussion, we’ll do some active brainstorming, so bring your writing ideas! Refreshments, free books and NaNoWrimo gift bags will be provided while they last. 6:00-7:30 pm in Poppy/Cosmos rooms.

November 7
Author Visit: Kirk Lynn. Author Kirk Lynn will discuss his new novel, Rules for Werewolves. Kirk is the head of the Playwriting and Directing program at the Department of Theater and Dance at UT. He has written numerous plays that have been performed in the U.S. and abroad. We’ll discuss his work and he’ll give tips on getting your novel finished.