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April 8, 2016


Dispose of items at Clean Up Day
clean up dayClean Up Day is Saturday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. on Railroad Avenue across from Brookhollow Elementary. Clean Up Day provides for disposal of items including:
•             Scrap metal items, electronics (TVs/Computers), water-based latex paint, vehicle batteries, motor oil. 
•             Recycle Center items also accepted - tires (limit 4 per participant), brush and tree limbs.
•             Trash is also taken at Clean Up Day.
•             No commercial contractors.
•             Residents and City of Pflugerville utility customers only - each vehicle will be asked to show proof of residency (Photo ID) or a utility bill.

Be ready for the day by visiting www.pflugervilletx.gov/cleanup for more details on items accepted. Items not accepted include roofing shingles and hazardous household chemicals. 

Now is 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 all year long. 
 
What you can throw out curbside 
•             Bulky items - furniture and mattresses are taken curbside on your trash day.
•             Refrigerators and freezers are taken curbside if you have freon removed by a licensed technician and a certification sticker applied to the item.
•             Up to 6 items (bags of trash, furniture, etc.) can be placed curbside with your trash cart on your trash day. Glass bottles, plastics, aluminum and newspaper can all go in your recycle cart. (Please don't bag your recycling).

What you can take to the City Recycle Center 
The city recycle center located at 15500 Sun Light Near Way and open Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. It accepts items not recycled curbside to include: brush and tree limbs, leaves, vehicle batteries, transmission fluid, motor oil, anti-freeze, oil filters and tires (up to 4 per year).  
The facility collects recyclable materials only. No trash is accepted as it contaminates the recycle bins. For a full list of items accepted at the Recycle Center, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/recyclecenter.


Summer Reading Program Teen Volunteers Wanted
booksEngage the community you live in by becoming a teen volunteer for the Pflugerville Public Library Summer Reading Program (SRP). The library is looking for teens, ages 14 to 17, who are friendly, mature, responsible and punctual. SRP volunteers primarily assist library staff with facilitating children’s programs such as Story Time, Kids Club, Tween Scene and Reading Buddies. They may also occasionally help prepare crafts, straighten the children’s room, answer questions about the SRP and complete other tasks as needed. Most importantly, volunteers encourage children to have a great time at the library. Applications will be available at the library beginning Monday, April 11 and will be due on Friday, April 29. For more information about volunteering for the Summer Reading Program, please contact the library at (512) 990-6375.  

Adult Craft Night at the library: Glass Etching
Inspired by the crafts on Pinterest? Adult Craft Night at the Pflugerville Public Library is a monthly program designed to spark creativity in adults 18 and up. Participate this month and learn how to etch a mason jar mug using etching cream and stencils on Thursday, April 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Materials will be provided while supplies last. For more craft inspiration, follow the Pflugerville Library on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/pflugervillepl.

It's time to prepare for pageants, parades and pfun with Deutschen Pfest
Hanz Deutschen PfestSign up for Miss Deutschen Pfest: There are still a few spots available to participate in the Miss Deutschen Pfest pageant. There are three age groups: Little for girls going into third to fifth grade in the 2016-2017 school year; Junior for girls entering sixth to eighth grade; and Miss for high school students. If Interested, sign up today online at www.deutschenpfest.com.  Practices begin on April 16 at the Pflugerville Recreation Center.

Deutschen Pfest Parade: A great float entry takes some time, so start planning now to participate in the Deutschen Pfest Parade on Saturday, May 21.

The children's parade starts at the corner of Railroad and Main, and then goes down Main Street to 4th Street. Children are encouraged to dress in costume, decorate a bike, ride in a wagon and be a part of the fun starting at 10:45 a.m. Prizes are given for best German theme, most decorative wagon/bike, most creative entry and youngest participant. The judging starts at 10:30 a.m. as children line up.

The main parade starts at 10 a.m. at Railroad and Pfennig. You'll enjoy marching bands, floats and entries of all kinds! Round up the baseball team, the scouts, your civic group or organization and be a part of the parade. There is no cost to participate in the parade, and it's a ton of fun.

Awards are given for best youth organization, best local business, best out of town entry, best non-profit and best local business.

For applications and information on the Deutschen Pfest Parade visit www.deutschenpfest.com

Deutschen Pfest coloring contest underway -  Kids ages 8 and under should bring a completed Deutschen Pfest coloring contest entry to Spare Time Pflugerville to receive $5 in free arcade play. The deadline is April 18.  Winners are selected by age category: 4 and under, 5&6 and 7&8. The overall winner will be "Mayor for the Day" and Children's Parade Marshall in the 2016 Deutschen Pfest parade on Saturday, May 21. Rules and a download of the coloring sheet are online at http://deutschenpfest.com.

Road detours at Pflugerville Parkway and Regis Drive to begin 
detourDetours are planned at the intersection of Pflugerville Parkway and Regis Drive starting the week of April 18 as utility construction continues on new water mains along Pflugerville Parkway.  Please review the detour map and adjust your driving patterns to avoid closures and construction delays. The project is anticipated to last about three weeks. City staff ask motorists to proceed with caution through construction work zones and observe temporary construction and detour signage. For more information about the project, please email projects@pflugervilletx.govor call 512-990-6400. Detour map

Pfight the Bite; keep your home pfree of standing water
Together we can help fight mosquitoes in our community. One of the best ways to eliminate mosquitoes is to eliminate standing water. Get rid of old tires, buckets and containers in your yard. Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets. Water attracts mosquitoes. Change water in bird baths frequently and keep them clean and make sure gutters are clear of debris that can clog and hold water.

Ways your city helps to prevent mosquitoes:
Please note that the city does not spray for mosquitoes. The city has controlled mosquitoes using mosquito dunk discs in standing water areas or ditches in the city to prevent eggs from hatching.

Code complimosquitoance enforces mowing of private property. City code does not allow for long, overgrown grass on private property which can be a breeding ground for flies and mosquitoes. Stagnant water is also prohibited. If you see an area of stagnant water, you can report it to code compliance 512-670-5720.

In November 2015 the city installed two twenty-four gourd-style purple martin houses at Lake Pflugerville. These birds have a voracious appetite for flying insects and eat up to 2000 insects per bird a day, including mosquitoes. More information on mosquito prevention.

What's Happening
Register for Pfun Camp - What will your child do this summer? Consider day camp with Pflugerville Parks and Recreation.  www.pflugervilletx.gov/camps.

AARP Tax help at the library - Fridays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. is tax help at the library. First come, first served. Tax deadline is April 18 so finish your taxes!

This Week 
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Online City Event Calendar 
Friday 4/8: Tax Assistance (L); 
Saturday 4/9: Spring Clean-Up Day (PW) Paws & Read (L); Story Time (L)
Monday 4/11: Baby Time: For Babies 3 – 12 months old (L); Baby Time: For Babies 12 – 18 months old (L); Senior Appy Hour – Tech Help (L); Paws & Read (L)
Tuesday 4/12: City Council Meeting (B&C); Story Time (L); Home School Kids (Ages 5 – 8): Art - Kites (L); Home School Tweens (L); Home School Teens: Magnetic Poetry (L); Linux Class: Raspberry Pi Basics (L);
Wednesday 4/13: Paperback Pirates Book Club (L) Library Board Meeting (B&C)
Thursday 4/14: Story Time (L); Kids (5-8) Club: Towel Origami Class with Miss Poppy (L); Adult Night Craft – Glass Etching (L)

SAVE THE DATE
April 16- 17 Pflugerville Book Pfestival  - The Pflugerville Public Library has partnered with Hopeton Hay of KAZI 88.7FM to host nineteen authors at the Pflugerville Book Pfestival Saturday, April 16 to Sunday, April 17. Featured guests include nationally bestselling and Edgar Award winning author Meg Gardiner, Newbery Honor Medal winner Jacqueline Kelly, award winning crime novelist Janice Hamrick, Chris O'Malley Fiction Prize winner Jennifer Hritz, Steve Winfrey, Mark Pryor, Stephanie Powell, Amanda Downum, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, Natalia Sylvester, Minerva Koenig, Alexandra Burt, Julia Blues, Helen Currie Foster, Marrick Armstrong, Susan Michalski, Kali Nicole Gross, Nhi T. Lieu and Edward Carey. Author interviews, panel discussions and book signings are scheduled Saturday and Sunday, from 1 to 6 p.m. The Book Pfestival is pfree and all ages are encouraged to attend! For more information about the Book Pfestival, please visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/bookpfestival.

April 22 Senior Dance - Come to the Pflugerville Recreation Center on Friday, April 22 from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. for a senior dance. Light refreshments will be available and a photo booth. Come early for a free dance lesson at 6 p.m.

May 1 Heritage House Ice Cream Social - The Heritage House Museum hosts an ice cream social on May 1 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy fresh homemade ice cream and then a historic tour of the museum located at 901 Old Austin Hutto Road in Heritage Park.