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June 10, 2016

Music in the Park tonight features Crystal Yates
Head to Pfluger Park to enjoy live music from Crystal Yates at the kickoff concert for Music in the Park.Music in the Park

After growing up in Niceville, Florida, Yates moved to McKinney, TX and couldn't resist the twangy sounds of country music. "My mom says I could sing 'Why Don't You Love Me?' by Hank Williams before I could say my ABCs." Her latest album debuted at #13 on iTunes.

With giant shade trees and a playground, Pfluger Park is a great site to take the family to listen. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and the family and come enjoy the music. Food and concession sales begin at 6:30 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Pets allowed on a leash. See the full summer lineup at www.pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark.

Juneteenth Celebration at the library on June 14
The Copperfield Youth Group will perform a short dance and there will be a performance by blues musician Jackie Venson to celebrate Juneteenth at the Pflugerville Public Library on Tuesday, June 14. Come learn more about this historic day from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Swim lessons keep you safe and cool this summer
swim lessonsIf you want to cool off from the summer sun, you'll want to jump into a city pool. The city offers swim lessons to help teach children and adults proper swim technique and water safety. Classes include parent and child classes for children 6 months to 2 years, Preschool 1 & 2 for ages three to five years old, and Learn to Swim at various levels for ages 6 and older. Adult swim lessons are available. www.pflugervilletx.gov/swimlessons.



Go play gaga ball 
gaga ballIn celebration of Parks and Recreation Month, the City of Pflugerville invites you to play gaga ball at one of three gaga ball pits now available in city parks. They are located at Heritage Park, Pfluger Park and Windermere Park. This very popular game in the city's summer pfun kids camp is played similar to dodge ball. Players enter the pit and the ball is bounced. After the second hit, the ball is in play. Players hit the ball and try to strike each other below the waist to get people "out" of the game. The last one remaining in the pit wins. This dodge ball style game is tons of fun. Go enjoy your parks for parks and recreation month and try a game of gaga ball.

Summer movie sing-alongs at the library
Starting on June 11, the Pflugerville Library welcomes you to come sing-along with your favorite musical movies during a movie matinee on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. On June 11 sing along to Frozen (PG).  Costumes are encouraged. There is no cost to enjoy the show. Future movies include: the Wizard of Oz (PG), Mamma Mia (PG-13), High School Musical (G), Grease (PG-13) and Sound of Music (G). Spend your Saturday afternoons singing along at the library.

182 children fished at KIDFISH
On Saturday, June 4, the south shore of Lake Pflugerville was full of fishing poles as kids and adults enjoyed the annual KIDFISH Foundation contest. The event is held on the first Saturday of June each year and is set to introduce children to fishing. Thank you to everyone who came out to participate. Pictures of the event are on the Parks and Recreation Department page on social media.

1849 Park update 
The city will present a follow up of Phase 1 of 1849 Park to City Council on Tuesday, June 14, including City Council's requests for amenities to be in the first phase of the park project. With an allocated $10 million, the park will include a football field, practice soccer fields, parking lots and restroom. The project funding is from the 2014 bond election for a sports complex. The rest of the park is expected to be constructed in phases in future years. The contractor gave a presentation at the library on the current phase, which was streamed live on YouTube. Watch https://youtu.be/Tnmt0KSoeKQ?t=20m24s.

Craft demonstrations and Pfab Lab grand opening at Maker PfestMaker fest
A total of 17 interactive activities and craft demonstrations were showcased at the second annual Maker Pfest at the Pflugerville Public Library on Saturday, June 4. Hands-on activities ranged from virtual reality and robotics to needle felting and knitting. Demonstrations at the event included machine embroidery, pottery making, spinning natural fibers into yarn, 3D printing and woodturning. Featured guests at Maker Pfest this year were The Robot Group Inc, Austin Lacemakers Guild, Brenda Armistead from Granny Goodfish Pottery, Victor Johnson from the Central Texas Woodturners Association, JoAnn Nolte from Learning Fun 101 Lego Robotics, TechShop Austin - Round Rock, Pf Knitters, Pf Quilt Guild, Sherri Grant from Cactus Rose Quilts, Andria Johnson from the Austin Gem and Mineral Society, Deborah Johnson, George Hill and Ron Robinder. The event also marked the beginning of the Summer Reading Program and the Pfab Lab grand opening. Maker Pfest is held every year on the first Saturday in June.

Stage 2 water restrictions 
water dropIt has been raining a lot lately and May is one of the wettest on record for the Austin area, so why are we in water restrictions? According to our city's drought contingency plan, Stage 2 is our most lenient restriction as the city will not exceed twice-a-week watering.

As the city enters what is traditionally the hottest, driest months of the year from June to August, the lakes may not be full for much longer. Stage 2 provides flexibility as residents may water twice a week and wash cars with a hand-held nozzle on your designated watering days. 

Watering is permitted on your watering day before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. to help avoid evaporation. These restrictions are good rules of practice to make sure water is not wasted. Visit www.pfreshwater.com for more information on the water restrictions. 

What's Happening
Summer Reading Program - The library summer reading program is underway. Register and see how many books you can read this summer. The winning reading team will be featured at Comic Con at the library on Thursday, July 30.

Tot Time swim at Scott Mentzer Pool Tuesdays -  On Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, is open for Tot Time each week during the summer. Toddlers age 5 and younger, along with their parents or guardians, are allowed into the pool before the normal opening time of 11 a.m. Daily admission charge or season passes apply. Older siblings will be admitted if they are in the company of the toddler and adult. Mentzer Pool is closed on Wednesdays for weekly maintenance activities. For more information, call the Recreation Center at 512-990-6350 or visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/pools.

Pfood trucks wanted for Pfirecracker Pfestival - There is still time to apply to be food vendor for the annual Pfirecracker Pfestival set for Monday, July 4 at Lake Pflugerville. Vendors must have a self-contained food truck to participate. Thousands of people come to see a great fireworks show against the backdrop of the lake. Apply online today – the deadline is Sunday, June 19. For more information, call 512-990-6113. Applications are available online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfirecracker.

Pfarmers Market Tuesdays - The Pflugerville Pfarmers Market is open weekly at the Green Red Barn in Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. The Heritage House museum is open in conjunction with the market from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come tour the museum and shop for fresh produce and handmade items. www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket.

Pflugerville Parks and Recreation on Facebook- 
The Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department is social. Pfollow them on Facebook now at www.facebook.com/pflugervilleparksandrec.

This Week
Friday 6/10:   Music in the Park – Crystal Yates (P&R); Typing Lesson for Kids (L)
Saturday 6/11: Animal Shelter Volunteer Class (AS); Sing-Along Saturday Movie Matinee (L) Paws & Read (L)
Monday 6/13: Senior Crafternoon – Mug Cakes (L); Pfab Lab Open House – Seniors (L) Family Craft Night: Plastic Canvas Bookmarks (L)
Tuesday 6/14: City Council Meeting (B&C); Juneteenth Celebration (L); Library Board Meeting (B&C); Tot Time at the Pool (P&R); Pfarmers Market (P&R);
Wednesday 6/15: Youth Hours – Pfab lab (L); Pfab Lab Open Hours – Adults (L); Tween Scene (L);
Thursday 6/16: Story Time (L); Kids (5-8) Club: 3D Printer Workshop (L); Pfab Lab Open House - Adults (L); Mystery Book Club (L); Pflugerville Quilt Guild Meeting (L); Parks and Recreation Commission Regular Meeting

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

SAVE THE DATE
June 24: BillyRay Sheppard - Music in the Park - Come to Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road for live music starting at 7:30 p.m. www.pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark

July 4: Pfirecracker Pfestival - Celebrate Independence Day at Lake Pflugerville with fireworks and fun. The Pfestival begins on the south shore of Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane. No onside parking so ride the bus - it's a blast! Check out the music lineup and take a free shuttle starting at 12 p.m. View all details at www.pflugervilletx.gov/firecracker.