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July 22, 2016

Comic Con at the library to celebrate summer reading program

ComicConDress up as your favorite comic book hero for the Pflugerville Comic Con on Saturday, July 30 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Pflugerville Public Library.

“This year we are celebrating the end of our Summer Reading Program with a comic convention for all ages. We have three New York Times bestselling writers, voice actors, and award winning comic book creators joining us for comic con,” said Bette McDowell, Adult Services Librarian.

One of the New York Times bestselling writers attending the event, Chris Claremont, will join the convention through a Skype interview. Chris Claremont is known for his work on Marvel Comic’s X-Men series as the co-creator of the iconic characters Rogue, Gambit, Sabretooth, Mystique and many others. He also co-wrote the X-Men Dark Phoenix story arc that was later adapted for the animated television series and the X-Men movies. 

Other featured guests include New York Times bestselling writers Paul Benjamin and Joe Eisma, Funimation! voice actor Alex Moore, local voice actor Bill Hemberger, Comic Book Dad Daniel J. Rucker, steampunk artist Tanya Davis, Chad Thomas, David Pitts, Mari Mancusi, Leah Lovise, Elisa Wikey, Cait Zellers, Vanessa Shealy, Jim Conditt and Eisner award-winning writer Sean McKeever.

“A family friendly cosplay contest, crafts for adults and children, a photo booth and a children’s superhero obstacle course are scheduled to take place during the event,” said Youth Services Librarian Amanda Cawthon, “We will also have drawing workshops, interviews, group discussions and panels with our featured guests.”

The Comic Con is also the final event of the Summer Reading Program and the winning reading team will be announced.

The Pflugerville Public Library is located at 1008 West Pfluger Street. The event is free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information about the Pflugerville Comic Con visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/comiccon or call the library at 512-990-6375.

Free swim day at Windermere Pool July 30 
July is Parks and Recreation Month and on July 30 from noon - 7 p.m. the Windermere Pool, 16800 Gower Street, is open with free admission. Come visit the pool.

Music in the park presents Charlie Pierce and Choctaw Wildfire tonight
ChoctawOn Friday, July 22 come to Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, for live music from Charlie Pierce and Choctaw Wildfire,  a unique mix of honky-tonk roots and boogie-woogie soul music. The Austin, TX band led by pianist and songwriter Charlie Pierce is setting the scene on fire.  Catch them at Pfluger Park starting at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Music in the Park's series. www.pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark. 

Design wanted for Library Pokemon Go Gym
Pokemon Go Trainers - Did you know that the library is a Pokemon Gym? The Pflugerville Public Library is looking for talented Pokemon trainers to create a custom badge design for the Pokemon Gym.

Submit your badge design by Friday, July 22 to the library front desk or email it to amandac@pflugervilletx.gov. Make sure to include your name and phone number or email address.

Early voting underway  
voteVoting in the special election to fill Councilmember Place 2 position began July 20. Early voting and election day voting will take place in the Council Chambers, 100 E. Main Street, Suite 500. Early voting is July 20 - August 2 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with extended voting on August 2 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 30 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Election Day voting on August 6 is from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Para informacion en espanol: www.pflugervilletx.gov/eleccion. 

Drive-in story time
On July 28 the library hosts a drive in story time. Children at storytime will make and decorate a car out of a cardboard box prior to a transportation themed story. Each child can ride to storytime in style. The story begins at 10:30 a.m. and is for children 18 months to four years old. 

Make your pfavorite jam 
Learn how to make a scrumptious jam out of your favorite seasonal fruits at the library on July 28, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sheena Moore of Sheena’s Pickles will teach you how to make jams by selecting seasonal fruits, cooking and storing them properly, and how to add your own twist. She will talk about the difference between fruit butters and jams and the materials required to make these products. Based in Austin, Texas, Sheena's Pickles uses fresh, seasonal and local produce to make pickles and fruit butter. Anyone 18 and up may attend. Space is limited and materials will be provided while supplies last.

Plant milkweed for Monarchs
butterflyAs part of the city’s Monarch Pledge, the Parks and Recreation Department has ordered 1000 Milkweed seeds to hand out at Tuesday's Pfarmers Market, city events and the library to encourage residents to plant the butterfly-attracting plant.  The Milkweed seed variety is a perennial that is very heat resistant.  

The city adopted the Monarch Pledge this summer to support the butterfly population. 

Come to the Pfarmers Market on July 26 as free Milkweed seeds will be handed out to shoppers. The Pfarmers Market is held every Tuesday from May through October from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Heritage Park Green Red Barn, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket for more details. 

Pfall Chili Pfest is October 15; Chili cook-off teams and vendors wanted
The city is now accepting applications for the Chili Pfest Cook-Off Contest on Saturday, October 15 from noon – 5 p.m. Applications are online at  www.pfallchilipfest.com chili pfest

Food and drink, arts and crafts, commercial businesses and non-profit organizations can apply to be vendors. Early-bird registration discounts for both chili cooks and vendors end October 1, so sign up early. Booth fees increase on October 2 with a deadline to register of October 5 for vendors and October 7 for chili cook-off teams. 

Whether you’re a chili cook contestant or a food vendor, don’t delay – pfind that pfavorite chili recipe, pfind a pfew pfriends who want to cook, have pfun and enter a team! 

In addition to chili, you'll want to come to the Chili Pfest in downtown Pflugerville to enjoy the jalapeno pepper eating contest, Heat Wave Car Show, and live music. For more details, call 512-990-6113 or visit  www.pfallchilipfest.com

Protect your pet in this heat and never leave them in a locked car!
A reminder from your Pflugerville Animal Shelter that we must watch out for our pets during this summer heat. hot dog

Inside a car - if the outside temperature is 70 degrees then its too hot to be inside a vehicle, even with a 2-3 inch crack in the window. After 10 minutes a car on a 70 degree day reaches 89 degrees and after 30 minutes reaches 104 degrees.  With the recent 95+ degree days after only 10 minutes the inside of car may exceed 114 degrees.  (No dogs were hurt during this photo as the vehicle was left running.)

The law
Pflugerville City Ordinance 90.77 prohibits transport or carry of any animal in an unenclosed motor vehicle (flatbed trucks, pickup trucks) without proper restraint or leaving any animal in a standing or parked motor vehicle. The fine is punishable up to $500. The Texas Penal Code Sec. 42.092 cruelty to non-livestock animals is for an offense that recklessly fails to provide necessary food, water, care or shelter for an animal in the person's custody punishable by up to a $4000 fine and/or 1 year in jail.

If you see a pet parked in a car, please call the Pflugerville Police Department at 512-251-4004. If outside a store, consider getting the make of car and license plate number so an announcement can be made.

What's Happening

Surveyors working in Windermere and Heatherwilde Subdivisions
Starting July 25 you may notice surveyors working in the Windermere and Heatherwilde Subdivisions. These surveyors are preparing data for the street reconstruction projects approved by the voters in the 2014 bond election. If you have any questions, please contact the Capital Improvement Program at 512-990-6400 or by email at projects@pflugervilletx.gov.

Kennemer Drive Overlay -  The city will repair and repave the southern portion of Kennemer Drive from its intersection with Kelly Lane north towards Terradyne Drive starting in July. The road will be constructed in segments, thus a homeowner along Kennemer Drive can anticipate having one day when construction will be directly in front of their home. For more information, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/projects.

Review your utility bill online -
The city of Pflugerville 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. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/billpay and login to your utility account. Once logged in, customers can view the Account Detail tab under "recent bills."

Beginner Computer Class for adults - Sign up today for the beginner computer class at the library on July 28, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The class is designed for adults ages 18 and up with little or no computer experience. Classes begin with component basics such as learning about the parts of a computer and will move forward to internet, email and privacy. Students set the pace of the class. Registration is required. Call the library at 512-990-6375 to register. 

Fall class registration - Parks and Recreation programs and classes registration for fall begins August 3.

This Week 
Friday 7/22: Teen Night: A Night at Hogwarts (L); Music in the Park 2016 Charlie Pierce and Choctaw Wildfire (P&R); Typing Lessons for Kids (L)
Saturday 7/23: Sing Along Saturday Movie Matinee (L); Paws & Read (L)
Monday 7/25: Family Craft Night: Wood Fan Painting (L); Baby Time: For Babies 3 – 12 Months Old (L); Baby Time: For Babies 12 – 18 Months Old (L); Movie Matinee – My Big Fat Green Wedding 2 (L); Intermediate Computer Classes for Adults (L);
Tuesday 7/26: Bilingual (English & Spanish) Story Time (L); Teen Night: Writing Workshop (L); Tot Time at the Pool (P&R); Pfarmers Market (P&R); City Council Meeting (B&C)
Wednesday 7/27: Youth Hours – Pfab Lab (L); Pfab Lab Open Hours – Adults (L); Tween Scene (L);
Thursday 7/28: Jam Making Class with Sheena’s Pickles (L); Drive-In Story Time (L); Kids (5-8) Club: Origami Workshop (L); Beginner Computer Classes for Adults (L); Turning Pages Book Club (L);

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