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April 1, 2016

Come ride bikes and learn safety at the Pflugerville Bike Rodeo 
bike rodeoThe Pflugerville Police host the annual bicycle rodeo on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Pflugerville High School Parking Lot for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. 

Police officers and volunteers will stress the importance of safety and responsibility while operating bicycles in public places, and focus on safety equipment such as helmets, reflectors and personal protection equipment. 

The Pflugerville Fire Department will be onsite to talk about fire safety and the Constables Office Pct. 2 will fingerprint children for Child Ids. 

Children will learn about bike safety, complete an obstacle course with eight different challenges and can get a child ID. Bring your helmet and your bike. Loaner bikes available for use first come, first served.  Thank you to Pflugerville Rotary Club, VFW Post 8787, Gaddy's Feed, HEB and Pflugerville High School for supporting the event. www.pflugervilletx.gov/bikerodeo. 

Coloring contest begins for Deutschen Pfest 
Deutschen The Deutschen Pfest Coloring contest is now underway. Kids ages 8 and under should bring a completed Deutschen Pfest coloring contest entry to Spare Time Texas Pflugerville, 1724 FM 685, to receive a $5 arcade play card for participating. The contest starts on April 1, 2016. It is also limited to one entry per person. One ‘pfree’ T-shirt winner per age category: 4 and under; 5 & 6; 7 & 8. For questions, call 512-990-6350. Download the coloring sheet at www.deutschenpfest.com

Pfluger Farm roadway opens to provide connectivity into Stone Hill 
Pfluger FarmPfluger Farm Lane roadway is a north and southbound two-lane roadway which opened March 31 to connect Pflugerville Parkway to the Stone Hill Town Center.

"The Pfluger Farm Lane roadway is built to handle an additional 3000 vehicles per day and will help provide additional roadway options and connectivity into the shopping center," Assistant City Manager Tom Word said. "Not only does this roadway connect Pflugerville Parkway to the shopping center, but traffic impact studies indicate the project will help alleviate traffic that has become congested at the FM 685 and Town Center Drive intersection.”

The project includes a bridge, roadway with a 10-foot multi-use path, street lighting and utility improvements.

Math Challenge at the library
The Eye Learning Center of Pflugerville and the public library will host a challenge to inspire kids through mathematics on Sunday, April 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. Kids are invited to participate in critical thinking tests and logic games like Math Mancala, Rubik’s Cubes and many more. Registration is not required. The program is recommended for grades fifth through eighth.  

Awesome Occupations: Industrial Organizational Psychologist
Awesome occupationLearn about a different exciting career each month at the library! Awesome Occupations will host Industrial–Organizational Psychologist Dr. Lacey L. Schmidt on Tuesday, April 5 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. An I-O Psychologist works to improve success, motivate employees, and promote safety, health and satisfaction in the workplace. Organizations such as astronauts, firefighters and federal investigative units utilize I-O Psychologists. Dr. Schmidt, who specializes in helping teams work in extreme environments, will speak about I-O Psychology and share insights about her career. Anyone ages 10 to 18 is welcome to attend. 

Review your last six utility bills online
The city of Pflugerville now offers utility bill customers the ability to view their six previous bills online from the online bill pay site. "Previously, customers could only see their bill and water consumption summary, but now they can access and see the actual bill the customer receives in the mail with breakdown of water/sewage/trash and a lot more detail." 

To view: Visit pflugervilletx.gov/billpay and login to your utility account. Once logged in, customers can view the Account Detail tab under "recent bills."  Customers who receive their bills via email will see bills accumulate starting with October 2015.

April is stormwater awareness month - storm drains go to your creeks
Anything that goes down a city storm drain leads straight to our waterways, and there's no filter along the way. During stormwater awareness month, the city reminds you that the water that ultimately runs down our storm drains after a rain event ends up in our environment. 

Storm drain markers remind everyone that whatever enters the drains, goes directly into the creeks. 

Here are some steps you can take to help:
•    Secure your bagged trash – on your trash day, any trash that blows away can end up in our streams via storm drains. The storm drain isn’t a trash can.
•    Pick up after your pet – pet waste can pollute streams and waterways making them unsafe. 
•    Watch your yard debris – don’t blow it into the street. It can clog storm drains resulting in flooding and promote algae growth which kills fish.  
•    Don’t drain your pool down a city storm drain. It is against the city Code of Ordinances to drain chlorinated water from filter backwash from pools or spas into the storm sewer system. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/stormwater for more information on pool drainage guidance and stormwater prevention. 

Thank you for doing your part to keep our local watersheds as clean as possible. 

Pfree Running for Pfun classes 
run classIn preparation for the Deutschen Pfest Pfun Run/Walk and Kids’ K set for Sunday, May 22, Russell Seguin, a certified Newton Running Coach, is offering the third class of the four-course series “Running For Pfun (Really!)” on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Recreation Center.  The free class will cover “How to Prevent & Self-Treat Common Running Injuries.” Russell will discuss how and why injuries occur, treatment strategies, and common runner’s injuries. Bring a water bottle and come dressed ready to run. Various levels of runners from beginners to advanced are welcome! For more information, call 512-990-6350. The Recreation Center is at 400 Immanuel Road.
What's Happening
Paving work on FM 1825 - Starting April 11 the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct paving work on Fm 1825 from 10th street to just west of FM 685. Crews will remove asphalt and perform nightly pavement repairs. Please watch for construction crews and possible lane closures during the road work. 

Classes at the Recreation Center 
Register now for new classes being offered at the city’s Recreation Center. You may register in person at 400 Immanuel Road, or online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/classes  For more information, call 512-990-6350. 
New Knitting classes - The classes are held on two separate days for both children and adults. Choose from an evening or morning class, which begin on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. and Friday, April 8 at 9 a.m. The cost per person is $60 for six weeks and participants will learn the knit stitch, the purl stitch and how to combine them to make patterns and textures. Bring your own: needles - size 8 straight or circular, and worsted weight yarn - wool, cotton or acrylic in a medium or light color. Register today. http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/classes. 
New classes for Toddler Art – The Recreation Center now offers classes on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. starting on April 16. Choose form a Thursday or Saturday class. Cost per person is $65 for six weeks.
Free Holistic Transitions Workshop – the first of five talks is on Tuesday, April 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register online, by phone or in person. Space is limited to 20 participants.
The Mostly Muscles class time has changed and is now held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

Activities at the Library
Techie Craft: LED Embroidery - Take your craft to the next level with LED Embroidery. Join us at the library Thursday April 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for a step by step tutorial on how to make a simple embroidered wall decoration that lights up. Materials will be provided while supplies last. Anyone ages 13 and up is welcome to learn this unique skill. 

Kawaii Club: Cotton Ball Sushi
You can’t fight the cute! The first Wednesday of every month is all about anime, manga and everything kawaii at the Pflugerville Public Library. On Wednesday, April 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. participants will talk about what manga they are currently reading while making cotton ball sushi. The Kawaii Club is designed for tweens age 10 through 13.

This Week 
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Online City Event Calendar 
Friday 4/1: Tax Assistance (L); Heritage House Open during Pfarmers Market - March 22nd – April 10th (P&R)  
Saturday 4/2: Bicycle Rodeo (PD); Story Time (L); Teen Iron Chef Challenge (L); Paws & Read (L); How to Prevent & Self-Treat Common Running Injuries (P&R)
Sunday 4/3: Heritage House Museum Open First Sunday of the Month (P&R); Math Challenge (L)
Monday 4/4: Charter Review Commission (B&C); Baby Time: For Babies 3 – 12 months old (L); Baby Time: For Babies 12 – 18 months old (L); Senior Crafternoon – Alcohol Ink Vases (L); Paws & Read (L); Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting (B&C)
Tuesday 4/5: Spring Pfarmer’s Market (P&R); Story Time (L); Home School Kids (Ages 5 – 8): Math Games (L); Home School Tweens (L); Home School Teens: Coloring Time (L); Lego Club (L); Awesome Occupations: Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (L) 
Wednesday 4/6: Kawaii Club (L); Pfknitters (L)
Thursday 4/7: Story Time (L); Techie Craft: LED Embroidery (L); Kids (5-8) Club: Flower Wind Chimes (L); Genealogy Club (L); Knitting for Beginners (P&R)


SAVE THE DATE
April 9 Clean Up Day - Do you have items to recycle and dispose of that you can't put curbside on your trash pickup day? Take your televisions, latex paint and scrap metal to Clean Up Day for disposal. Pflugerville utility customers only. Proof of residency with utility bill required. No commercial contractors please. Clean Up Day begins at 8:30 a.m. Please be in line by 11:30 a.m. to ensure entry. With Clean Up Day coming up, this is the time to review what you can already put curbside on your trash and recycle day. Don't wait in line for items you could've just put on the curb.  For a list of items you can bring, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/cleanup.