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September 2, 2016

A treasure trove of pirate themed events at the library
Ahoy matey! Pflugerville Reads starts in September and this year the featured book is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. All ages are invited to attend the pirate-themed events scheduled throughout the month of September at the Pflugerville Public Library. Pflugerville Reads pirates

For home school kids ages 5 to 8, there will be a pirate treasure hunt on Tuesday, September 6, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be a special pirate themed Kids Crafternoon on Thursday, September 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tweens can look forward to a pool-noodle boat race, and pirate crafts for Tween Scene and Kawaii Club. There will be an exciting teen treasure hunt for ages 12 to 18 where teens will solve clues to win a book. Adults can enjoy a pirate mystery dinner on Thursday, September 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration for the mystery dinner party is open now. Visit the library in person to register for these events.

For more information about the Pflugerville Reads events, visit the library calendar.

Register your neighborhood National Night Out party
National Night Out (NNO)  is October 4 in Pflugerville and your neighborhood is invited to participate. national night out 2016 logo

Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch gatherings, cities, towns, and neighborhoods celebrate NNO with a variety of events and activities such as block parties, cookouts, visits from local police and fire department, parades, flashlight walks, contests and youth programs. 

To participate, register your party with the city so that the Police Department and Emergency Services can come visit your neighborhood. On October 4 turn on your porch lights, go outside and meet your neighbors.
Information on National Night Out is posted at pflugervilletx.gov/nno.

Grease, is the word - Tonight at Pfluger Park
It's time at Pfluger Park tonight, September 2, to kick off your Labor Day weekend with a movie singalong in the park to Grease.Grease

Leading up to the movie, participate in the costume contest at 7:30 p.m. Dress up like Danny, Sandy, the T-birds, Kenickie or Frenchie.

Enjoy the 1978 American musical romance comedy at Pfluger Park as the Music in the Park series continues the summer tradition of audience singalong. You're the one that we want at Pfluger Park Sept 2. Don't leave us "Alone at a drive in movie." 

Come in costume by 7:30 p.m. to participate in the costume contest. Dress up like Danny, Sandy, the T-Birds,  or Kenickie. Win prizes and have a great time. 

The movie will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. with a singing warm-up just beforehand, so you'll be ready to carry a tune with the crowd.

Enjoy concessions onsite starting at 7 p.m. or bring a picnic basket. No alcohol for sale, but you may bring it to the park (no glass containers, please).  www.pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark.  Music in the Park returns September 9 with Glen Collins and the Alibis.


Don't pforget your pet in emergency preparedness 
Toby catSeptember is National Preparedness Month. We never know when disaster will strike, but we can prepare.  For those who have pets, making preparations for a big emergency must include preparations for our pets.  

Evacuation: If you are evacuated, take your pets, because if it isn’t safe for you to stay, it isn’t safe for them. In the event of an evacuation, it is important to have an emergency kit (details below) ready to go for each family member and each pet. Store your emergency supplies in duffle bags or containers with lids for easy access and carrying in the event of an emergency. Plan to take all pets, including reptiles, rodents, and horses. Have your pet microchipped and make sure your contact information stays current. Keep your pets current on vaccines, as many pet shelters require proof of vaccines. Work with your pets on being taken in and out of pet carriers as well as spending time in them, so they don’t panic in an emergency. Have a friend or relative who can shelter your pets in the event of an emergency.  Most Red Cross shelters do not allow pets in disaster shelters, so keep a list of pet friendly hotels and motels for emergencies.  If potential disaster is approaching, bring pets inside so you won’t have to search for them when it is time to evacuate.  Make sure every pet is wearing a collar with current identification tags.  Call to confirm emergency shelter arrangements for you and your pets.       

Emergency kits should include:
  • Enough pet food to feed each pet for a week.  
  • Manual can opener if you use canned food.
  • Enough water for each pet for a week. 
  • Cat litter & litter pan for cats.
  • Pet waste bags for dogs.
  • Sturdy leashes and harnesses, and a sturdy pet carrier per pet.
  • Two week supply of pet’s medications.
  • Copy of vet records in waterproof bag or container.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Current photos of each pet, each side view and front view.
  • Photos of you with your pet to prove ownership if separated.
  • Name and number of your veterinarian.
  • Pet toys and pet beds.
  • Flashlight.
  • Blanket.
We want your pet to be as prepared as you! For more advice, contact the Pflugerville Animal Shelter, 512-990-7387 (PETS). Pictured is Toby, a cat that is currently available for adoption at the shelter.

Labor Day, September 5 city facilities are closed; Trash pickup not affected  
City offices, the Public Library, Animal Shelter, Recycle Center and Recreation Center are closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day. Trash and recycle pickup is not affected. If you need assistance when the city is closed, call the communications hotline at the Police Department at 512-251-4004.

Pfinal splash in city pools Labor Day Weekend 
Gilleland Creek- Lap swim only Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Closed Mondays. The pool is open on September 3, 4 and 5 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Scott Mentzer Pool - September 4 and 5. Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday hours are from noon to 8 p.m.  For more information viewwww.pflugervilletx.gov/pools.

Library offers sensory storytime
Starting on September 9 the Pflugerville Public Library offers a sensory storytime with a small class size and appropriate reading style specifically catered to the autism spectrum from 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. All ages are welcome. 

What's Happening
Early Voting /  La votación adelantada en persona - August 23 -26. Information in English and Spanish. Early voting from August 22 through September 2. Election Day is Tuesday, September 6.  

The City Council ordered a General Election for November 8 for the election of a Mayor and Councilmember Place 1. There were less than 900 votes cast in the last election. Be sure to vote Pflugerville! Información en español: www.pflugervilletx.gov/eleccion.

Check out mobile hot-spots and Nook eReaders at the library
- As of September 1 library cardholders can check-out hot-spots and eReaders. Visit the Pflugerville Library for more information.  

Over the road banner calendar - If you are with a nonprofit and have a free event or festival to promote over FM 1825 in 2017, call 512-990-6115 to get your event on the schedule.

Dove season began September 1 
Dove hunters will hunt around Pflugerville as dove season begins. 

"The Police Department tends to get a lot of calls when hunting season begins because people are curious as to why they are hearing the gun shot noise," Assistant Chief of Police Jim Mclean said. "We want to make sure everyone is aware that dove season begins Monday, and state law allows hunting on a tract of land of 10 acres or more, so you may hear hunters in the city limits.”
The Police Department will enforce based on the state law.  The Police will respond to all shots fired calls to investigate if any laws have been broken.   

Hunting is allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. To report a concern, call the Pflugerville Police Department at 512-251-4004. In an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Kennemer project - 
Drainage improvements are underway. The overlay is re-sequenced to begin in October. Making this adjustment will help mitigate concerns related to school starting and allow traffic patterns in the area to settle in for the school year. 
This project is scheduled to last 90 calendar days. For details visitwww.pflugervilletx.gov/projects

Chili Pfest Cooks wanted - Vendors and chili cooks can apply online at www.pfallchilipfest.com. 

Vendors wanted for Pfall Pfest juried craft show - The Pflugerville Recreation Center hosts the Pfall Pfest Craft Show on Saturday, November 19 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The juried show is a great place to start your holiday shopping or find those one-of-a-kind items for a special friend. Handcrafted items, baked goods, jewelry and glassware are just a few of the unique gift items to choose from. Shoppers enjoy free admission to the craft show and food sales benefit Pflugerville senior programs. Vendors interested in participating can sign up for consideration online atwww.pflugervilletx.gov/pfallpfest.

New Tween Typing class for September Ages 8 to 12 are welcome to attend Tween Typing on Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. through September. Children will use typing instruction software to learn keyboarding basics, proper hand positions, speed, and accuracy. Registration is required. Online registration begins on the Friday prior to each class. Register today to attend Tween Typing on Friday, September 9. The class starts promptly at 3:30 p.m. Walk-in participants will be allowed to take an open seat after the class starts



This Week 

Friday 9/2: Last Day of Early Voting (O); Music in the Park – Movie in the Park Night “Grease” (P&R)
Saturday 9/3: Machine Embroidery Demo (L)
Monday 9/5: City Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day (O); Library Closed for Labor Day (L)
Tuesday 9/6: Election Day Voting (O); Pfarmers Market (P&R); Heritage House Museum Open (P&R); Bilingual (English & Spanish) Story Time for Everyone! )L) Home School Kids (Ages 5 to 8) – Pirate Treasure Hunt (L); Hone School Teens (L); Home School Tweens (L); Lego Club (L); Awesome Occupations: Biomedical Engineer (L)
Wednesday 9/7: Walk In Computer Help for Adults (L); Kawaii Club (L)  
Thursday 9/8: Story Time (L); Kids Crafternoon (Ages 5 to 8) – Farm Animal Friends (Paper Bag Puppets) (L); Beginner Computer Classes for Adults (L); Adult Craft Night: Party Decorations (L)

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

SAVE THE DATE

September 10 - Pflugerville Police Department Open House is on September 10 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Pflugerville Justice Center. Learn about your police department. Get a Child ID fingerprint for your family and enjoy a tour of the police fleet, 9-1-1 call dispatch center and more.www.pflugervilletx.gov/pdopenhouse

October 1 Pflugerville Chamber Pfamily Pfestival & EXPO - The Chamber of Commerce hosts its 2016 Pfamily Pfestival and Expo on October 1 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Stone Hill Town Center.  More than 80 merchant booths, door prizes, children's activities, performers, demonstrations and public safety displays will be part of the Expo. Visit the city's booth at the event!  www.pfchamber.com

October 2 Harvest Pfest - The Heritage House Museum hosts a Harvest Pfest on October 2. The museum is open the first Sunday of each month from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The event includes food, games, live music and a tour of the historic Heritage House Museum, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road.  
www.pflugervilletx.gov/heritagehouse.