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April 22, 2016

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

Deutschen Pfest parade includes a children's parade from the corner of Railroad and Main, down Main St 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.  Pictured is the 2015 children's parade. 

For the main parade starting at 10 a.m. 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 go online at

It's the purr-fect time to adopt a cat with $20 cat adoptions; BOGO

For a limited time, the Pflugerville Animal Shelter is offering cats for $20 andbegonia buy-one-get-one on littermates. With many kittens and cats on-hand and in foster homes, the Pflugerville Animal Shelter is offering a great deal on cats. 

When you adopt a pet from the Animal Shelter and register the micro chip, you get 30 days of free pet insurance after adoption, and pets are spayed/neutered. 
View cats available for adoption 

Get organized with a housekeeping solution
Organization expert Luba Carlson is back at the library on April 28 at 6:30 p.m. with a fun workshop that will show you how to keep up with meal planning, household organization, laundry and more. Refreshments will be provided while supplies last. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. Children 5 and up may work on activities in a room next door with library staff.

Earth-pfriendly Pflugerville; how will you celebrate Earth Day? 
Today is Earth Day. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and since then it has grown into a month long celebration with many environmental activities. In Pflugerville, the city does some great things for the environment and to make Earth Day, every day: 

•    Keeping our lakes clean via the Stormwater Management Program with campaigns like the Doody Patrol.
•    Hosting an annual Drop by Drop Rebate Program which encourages low water use earth
•    Selling Rain Barrels at lower costs to help collect rain water for reuse.
•    Designing a Girl Scout Water Conservation Patch to teach children about water conservation.
•    Recycling both curbside and at the Recycle Center 
•    Hosting an annual Clean Up Day
•    Growing plants in the community garden
•    Maintaining and expanding the not-talked-about enough Pflugerville Parks System and more than 30 miles of connected trails. 
•    Offering a yearround medicine drop-off at the Pflugerville Police Dispatch office to keep old medicine from being flushed into the water supply. 
•    Using renewable energy at Heritage Park, home of the state-recognized renewable energy project known as the Green Red Barn with the environmentally-minded Pfarmers Market.
•    Powering the Pflugerville water plant and recreation center in part with solar panels. 

#EarthDayEveryDay #Pflugerville

Comedy gym class for seniors
Comedy Gym starts Friday, May 6 at the Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is pfree to current and new members of the Senior Club. Please register early so the city may measure interest in this program. 

Learn how to put more humor in your life and through this program become more comfortable at parties or speaking to groups. Humor can make all the difference. 

In this stand-up comedy workshop, seniors age 55 and up will learn techniques used by pros to write original jokes and gain ease in performing a monologue. A pfree Comedy Gym workbook is included. Instructors are Comedy Gym founder and writer / actor Sam Cox and actor Bill Johnson (Leatherface in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and teacher at ZACH for more than 30 years). 

Please register early if interested in this free program so that additional class dates and materials can be provided if needed. To register for the class, call Michelle Richardson at 512-990-6361 or send an email to  

Open to senior club members only. The cost to join the club is just $3 per year for a city resident age 55 or older, or $5 per year for non-residents. Join at the Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road. 

What's Happening
Proper way to drain a home pool or spa - April is Stormwater awareness month. Don’t forget that together we keep our creeks, streams and rivers clean.

Drain pools and spas into the sanitary sewer/wastewater line whenever possible.
Drain only de-chlorinated water onto grassy areas and drain it slowly.
Never drain a pool or spa directly into street drains or drainage ditches.
It is a violation of the City of Pflugerville’s code of ordinances to drain chlorinated water into the storm sewer system. Tips for draining your pool

Rain barrel deadline is April 30 - order your discounted rain barrel
Buy a rain barrel and be able to reuse water for your garden and landscaping.

Deadline to be a teen summer reading program volunteer is April 29 
Engage 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 are available at the library and are due on Friday, April 29. For more information about volunteering for the Summer Reading Program, please contact the library at (512) 990-6375.  

This Week 
Saturday 4/23: Story Time (L); Movie Matinee – Creed (L); Paws & Read (L)
Monday 4/25: Baby Time: For Babies 3 – 12 Months Old (L); Baby Time: For Babies 12 – 18 Months Old (L); Movie Matinee– Brooklyn (L); Paws & Read (L); Archery – Ages 7 years and older (April 25 – May 23) (P&R)
Tuesday 4/26: City Council Meeting (B&C); Story Time (L); Home School Kids (Ages 5 – 8): Flat Stanley Project (L); Home School Tweens (L); Homeschool Teens: Free Book Grab (L); Linus Basics – Raspberry Pi Home Theater (L); Teen DIY: Galaxy Notebook (L)
Wednesday 4/27: Techie Tween: Robot Racing (L)
Thursday 4/28: Story Time (L) Turning Pages Book Club (L); Kids (5-8) Club: Art With Sand (L); Housekeeping Solutions Workshop with Luba Carlson (L); Friends of the Library 35th Anniversary and Annual Membership Meeting (L); Knitting for Beginners (P&R)

Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Online City Event Calendar 

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 tour the historic museum located at 901 Old Austin Hutto Road in Heritage Park.

May 13 Public Works Open House - Come tour the public works offices and enjoy an equipment rodeo at the open house on Friday, May 13 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.  The open house allows for self-guided tours, or guests can choose to attend a guided tour. Children can enjoy a water-conservation tour at 2 p.m. to learn about the water cycle and recycling. Bring a camera for the equipment rodeo. A guided tour for adults is at 3 p.m. Pick up your pre-ordered rain barrels between 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The public works offices are located at 15500 Sun Light Near Way.

May 20-22 Deutschen Pfest - Pflugerville's Deutschen Pfest is coming. Enjoy live music, a carnival, children's games and activities, a parade and the 5K Pfun Run and Kids K. Headliners this year include Pflame, Micky and the Motorcars and the Eggmen. Proceeds benefit Pflugerville park