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September 9, 2016

Glen Collins and the Alibis at Pfluger Park
The City of Pflugerville is pleased to invite Glen Collins back to Pfluger Park after rain delayed glen collins the previously scheduled date in the Music in the Park series. Come out tonight, September 9, for live music from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The musicians are a throwback to the old dance hall days with their Western attire and a set list featuring all the great traditional country & western swing tunes that dancers around Central Texas move to. 

Come to Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, as early as 6:30 p.m. to get your spot and eat snacks or dinner from onsite vendors. The Music in the Park series is adjacent to the playground and under the shade trees at Pfluger Park.

The final concert of the season is on Friday, Sept. 16 and features Round Rock resident Savion Wright, who competed in "American Idol" the past two seasons, finishing in the Top 12 in 2015.

City Council Place 2 Unofficial Results: Jeff Marsh
Based on the unofficial results of the City Council Place 2 Election, Jeff Marsh won with 453 out of 812 votes cast. The Council will canvass the votes on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Marsh will begin serving on Council at the special meeting on Tuesday, September 20. 

Pflugerville Justice Center open house Saturday
PD open house Pflugerville Police Department Open House is on Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Pflugerville Justice Center, 1611 E. Pfennig Lane. Learn about your police department and records. Get a Child ID fingerprint for your family and enjoy a tour of the police fleet, 9-1-1 call dispatch center and

Heatherwilde Boulevard traffic switch
Hwilde-2-web.jpgDrivers who use Heatherwilde Boulevard should anticipate a traffic switch to the newly constructed lanes starting Saturday, September 10 (weather permitting).

The city does not anticipate delays for motorists as two lanes will remain open for the traveling public. The driveway entrance from Heatherwilde Boulevard to Heatherwilde -2the Texaco Convenience Store and the Jack & Jill Donut Shop is planned for temporary closure from September 10 – September 13. Follow this project at

Power up at the library
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared Thursday, September 15, 2016 as Power Up at Your Library Day. The Pflugerville Public Library will join libraries across the state to host a Power Up at Your Library Day to help promote technology, innovation, and creativity in their communities.

Adults ages 18 and older can learn a new craft in the Pfab Lab from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Design a small glass pendant, pin or set of earrings. Staff will use a microwave kiln to fire the items, which can be picked up at a later date.

Don’t like crafts? Enjoy a pirate-themed murder mystery dinner party in celebration of Pflugerville Reads, “Treasure Island.” The event is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and costumes are encouraged. Registration is required for the dinner party. Registration must done in person, so please visit the library today!

Children can power up by attending Kids Crafternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Kids ages 5 to 8 can explore their creativity by decorating a flying disk.

The campaign also seeks to broaden the awareness of innovative library services to the public. New services offered by the Pflugerville Public Library include mobile wi-fi hotspots, eReaders and Pfab Lab Kits. These resources are currently available to library cardholders. Wi-Fi hotspots allow patrons to take the internet with them wherever they go. Watch movies, read a book, study for an exam or apply for a job! Also available to cardholders are Pfab Lab craft kits. Check out a craft kit and take the Pfab Lab home with you. The library has several types of kits available including Raspberry Pi, sewing machine, 3D pen, bookbinding, Arduino, soldering iron, woodburner and Makey-Makey. Visit the Pflugerville Library for more information.

Bilingual story time is for everyone
You do not need to be bilingual to attend bilingual story time! It introduces basic elements of the Spanish language such as names of letters, numbers, colors, animals, and more while it builds language and social skills through books, songs, rhymes and fun. Followed by a craft, this program is designed for preschoolers and toddlers. Bilingual Story Time is on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and repeats at 11 a.m.

Recreation Center gym remains under repair; track is closed, volleyball league play postponed
A water sprinkler system malfunction flooded the recreation center gymnasium at 400 Immanuel Road during the Labor Day weekend. Starting at 12 p.m. on Friday, September 8, the gymnasium and the walking track will be closed as work continues to extract water. The Sunday Volleyball League will postpone the beginning of its Fall season until September 18.

While the Recreation Center facility remains open, classes held in the gymnasium have been suspended until further notice. Please note the air conditioner is off. The game room and Pfitness room are open for member use. For more information, call the recreation center at 512-990-6350. 

Imagine a day without water - September 15, 2016
Can you imagine a day without water? How would you brush your teeth, clean and prepare your food or live if you didn't have water? The goal of Imagine a Day Without Water is to get the public to realize what a powerful resource water is and its impact on lives.water

Do you conserve water? There are so many ways to make sure that we conserve the water we do have. While the city has plenty of water in our supply, it's important that we not waste. Some tips to save water include:

  • Follow city watering restrictions and water your lawn before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. 
  • Turn your sprinkler system off for the week if we've experienced heavy rains. 
  • When shopping, look for WaterSense labeled products, which have been independently certified for efficiency and performance, and promote water-saving techniques. The average home, retrofitted with water-efficient products can save up to 30,000 gallons of water a year.
  • Collect rainwater for outdoor use during the peak summer months and you can save as much as 1,300 gallons of water.
  • If every household fixed just one leaky faucet, we could reduce water use in Texas by more than 13 billion gallons a year!
  • Install a water-efficient shower head that can reduce water consumption by 25% to 60% and save energy.
  • Check your toilet by using a leak-detection dye tablet; otherwise, you could be wasting about 200 gallons of water a day.
  • Turn off the water faucet while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons of water per minute.
  • Replacing older toilets with water-efficient toilets can save 9,000 gallons of water a year.
  • Washing only full loads of laundry can save an average household more than 3,400 gallons of water each year. 

Consider adopting a water-saving technique today. Together we can make a difference. Water is vital to everything we do. Tell us why you #valuewaterPf. 

What's Happening

Lane closures on Saturday, September 10 on Railroad Avenue - The Youth Pfun Triathlon begins at 8 a.m. at Gilleland Creek Park on September 10 in partnership with the city Parks and Recreation Department. Please expect traffic delays along Railroad Avenue, while the southbound lanes are closed to accommodate bicycles and northbound lanes will become two-way for traffic. Railroad Avenue from Pfennig Lane to Wilbarger Street will be affected.

Home School Pfair on September 13 - Learn about the resources available at the library and throughout the city at the Home School Pfair on Tuesday, September 13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There will be tours of the library and Pfab Lab and presentations on e-Resources for children and parents. City departments at the fair include the police department, public works, the fire department, the parks and recreation department and the communications department. Families with children of all ages are welcome to the fair. 

Friends of the Library Book Sale - 
Pick up some new reads and support the Friends of the Library! Movies, music, books and children’s books will all be on sale. All funds raised go toward supporting library programs. The book sale is on Thursday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

New Tween Typing class for SeptemberAges 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. The class starts promptly at 3:30 p.m. Walk-in participants will be allowed to take an open seat after class begins. 

National Night Out on October 4 - National Night Out (NNO)  is Tuesday, October 4 in Pflugerville and your neighborhood is invited 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

Chili Pfest Cook-off Teams wanted for Oct. 15 event - Vendors and chili cook-off teams can apply online at  Early bird rates are still in effect, so sign up today for the 9th annual event held in downtown Pflugerville. Vendor spots are filling fast!

November's Pfall Pfest Craft Show vendors - Interested in participating in the juried arts and craft show on Saturday, November 19? The first round of jury judging is September 22. Spots are limited to 36 vendors. Sign up today at

This Week 

Friday 9/9: Sensory Story Time (L); Tween Typing (L)
Saturday 9/10: Animal Shelter Volunteer Class (PD); Paws & Read (L)
Sunday 9/11: Game On! Board Games (L)
Monday 9/12: Baby Time – Babies 3 to 12 months (L); Adult Coloring Club (L); Senior Crafternoon: Mini Macrame Planters (L); Paws & Read (L); Beginner Guitar Lessons (L); Intermediate computer classes for adults (L)
Tuesday 9/13: City Council Meeting (B&C); Home School Pfair (L);  Pfarmers Market (P&R); Heritage House Museum Open (P&R); Silly Sparkles Magic Show for Kids up to Age 5 (L); Teen Advisory Group (L); Library Board Meeting (B&C)
Wednesday 9/14: Walk In Computer Help for Adults (L); Paperback Pirates (L); Library Board Meeting (B&C)  
Thursday 9/15: Story Time (L); Kids Crafternoon (Ages 5 to 8) – Flying Disc Decorations (L); Beginner Computer Classes for Adults (L); Mystery Book Club: Murder Mystery (L); Pfab Lab Adult Hours: Glass Fusing (L); Parks and Recreation Commission Regular Meeting (B&C)

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

October 1:  Pflugerville Chamber Pfamily Pfestival & EXPO
- The Chamber of Commerce hosts its 2016 Pfamily Pfestival and Expo on Saturday, 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!

October 2:  Harvest Pfest - The Heritage House Museum hosts a Harvest Pfest on Sunday, October 2. The museum is open the first Sunday of each month from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and each Tuesday during Pfarmers Market, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event includes food, games, live music and a tour of the historic Heritage House Museum, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road.