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November 23, 2016

Vintage Christmas at Heritage House Museum
Heritage HouseThe Heritage House Museum Partners invite you to Vintage Christmas at the historic Heritage House Museum on November 25-27 and December 3-4. Take a tour of the museum and enjoy the display of old fashioned toys donated by Toy Time and community donors. There will be a chance to purchase quilts from the Pflugerville Quilt Guild. Bring your camera and take a picture with Santa. The house will be open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Heritage House is located at 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road in Heritage Park. Admission is free. For more information on the historic home, visit 

City offices closed November 24-25 Turkey
The City of Pflugerville offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day, November 24-25, 2016. The Pflugerville Library, Animal Shelter, Recycle Center, Recreation Center and city offices will be closed. Trash and recycling pickup is affected. 

The Library closes Wednesday, November 23 at 6 p.m. and remains closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library is open Saturday and resumes normal hours. 

The Recreation Center is closed Wednesday, November 23 starting at 6 p.m. and remains closed Thursday and Friday, November 24-25. The Recreation Center resumes normal hours Saturday.

The Recycle Center is closed Friday and Saturday, November 25-26 and is open Monday, November 28 resuming normal hours.

The Pflugerville Animal Shelter is closed Thursday and Friday, November 24-25 and open on Saturday, November 26 resuming normal hours. 

Trash and Recycling affected by Thanksgiving holiday
Due to the holiday there is no trash pickup on Thursday. Regular pickup will move one day forward for the rest of that week. For example: Thanksgiving is on Thursday, so Thursday pickup will happen on Friday and Friday on Saturday.

If you have a water/wastewater concern while the city is closed, please call the Police Communications Hotline at 512-251-4004. In an emergency, please call 9-1-1. 

City Council canvass votes of election and delay discussion to fill vacant council seat 
On Tuesday, the City Council canvassed the votes of the November election making the appointments of Victor Gonzales as Mayor and Doug Weiss as Councilmember Place 1 and approved the propositions approved by the voters. 

The Oath of Office ceremony for Mayor-Elect Gonzales and Councilmember Elect Doug Weiss is on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pflugerville Justice Center, 1611 E. Pfennig, with a reception to follow. 

At the November 22 City Council meeting, the Council discussed the new propositions including Proposition 1 which allows the mayor to now vote on issues. Previously the mayor only voted if their was a tie. Proposition 1 also changes the structure of the Council from six to seven members including the mayor. Council agreed to table the discussion of adding a new member until the new mayor and councilmember are on the dias. The issue will return to City Council at the December 13 Council meeting. Council has several options including the ability to appoint someone to the newly created seat 6 on council for one year or choose to wait until the next election cycle. 

Pfestival of Lights 
On Saturday, December 3, head to downtown Pflugerville to celebrate the Santaseason at the Christmas Parade and Pfestival of Lights.  Shop downtown from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Holiday Stroll with local arts and craft vendors along Pecan Street at the Downtown Association's Holiday Stroll Sidewalk sale. Starting at 5 p.m. the Knights of Columbus host the Christmas parade which runs from Pfennig southbound on Railroad Avenue to the corner of 4th Street and Main Street featuring floats lit in lights to celebrate the season. Santa will exit his sleigh and light the Christmas tree. Santa will stick around until 7:45 p.m. for photos so bring a camera to capture a photo with Saint Nick before he heads back to the North Pole.

Enjoy live music of the season on stage from the Rowe Lane Elementary School Choir at 5 p.m. and Carpe Sono at 6 p.m. A Songwriters Across Texas Concert begins at 7 p.m. which will air on the CW television station Austin in December featuring Glen Collins and the Alibis, Skye Downing and Heather Victorino. 

The City of Pflugerville provides free arts and craft projects, glow necklaces, hot chocolate, candy and cookies at the corner of Main and 1st Street while supplies last.  The Pflugerville Animal Shelter trailer will be onsite with animals who would love to receive a forever home for the holidays. Check out the entire event lineup at 

Game of Thrones Night 
Enjoy an evening of medieval fun! On Friday, December 2, the library hosts its first after-hours event for adults with the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA will showcase their creations and have live demos of medieval dancing and sword fighting. The library will provide crafts and refreshments while supplies last. Anyone age 18 and up may attend. The event starts at 7 p.m.

Senior Movie Matinee: Café Society
Enjoy a free screening of this Woody Allen film starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Rated PG-13, (c) Lions Gate Films, Inc. The movie starts at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 28, at the Pflugerville Public Library.

Pfamily Movie and Craft Night
Work on a craft and watch Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas at the library on Thursday, December 1 at 6 p.m. Adults and children ages 5 and up are welcome. The movie is rated PG © Walt Disney Pictures.

Teen Coloring Club
There is a new program for teens at the library. Ages 12 to 18 can meet in the TeenSpace at the Pflugerville Library after school to socialize and color. Use the library's supplies or bring your own. Teen Coloring Club starts on Tuesday, November 29 at 4:30 p.m.

Teen DIY: Beeswax Candles 
Come to the library on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. and work on a pfun craft. Ages 12 to 18 will use sheets to make custom candles. Materials provided while supplies last.

Crafts for tweens
On Wednesday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m. kids ages 8 to 12 will use LEDs to make light up cards at the library. 

What's Happening

Winter wastewater averaging -  For residential customers on the City’s retail water and wastewater service, the city bases monthly wastewater charges on your water consumption for November, December, January and February.  The city takes the three lowest consumptions, averages them, and uses that average to set your wastewater charge for the entire year. An account must be active the entire four months to establish an average. All other accounts will be charged the city-wide average. If you have a water leak during this time period making your water consumption noticeably higher than usual, you need to notify the Utility Billing Office. A copy of the plumbing bill or receipts from the purchase of plumbing supplies must be submitted no later than May 1. Upon consideration, your wastewater average may be adjusted appropriately.  Commercial wastewater charges are based on actual monthly water consumption. 

Sign up for winter classes
Sign up for classes from Pflugerville Recreation Center starting December 7. Visit to see the full list of programs offered.

This Week 

Friday 11/25: Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving Day, November 24-25, 2016 (O); Vintage Christmas at Heritage House Nov 25-27 (P&R)

Saturday 11/26: Saturday Story Time (L)
Sunday 11/27: Game On! Board Games (L)
Monday 11/28: Baby Time – Babies 3 to 12 months (L); Baby Times: Babies 12 to 18 months (L); Senior Movie Matinee: Café Society (L); Paws & Read (L)
Tuesday 11/29: Oath of Office Ceremony for Victor Gonzalez and Doug Weiss (B&C); Bilingual (English & Spanish) Story Time for Everyone! (L); Home School Kids (Ages 5 to 8) – Meet Amelia Bedelia (P&R); Home School Teens (L); Home School Tweens (L); Teen Coloring Club (L); Teen DIY: Beeswax Candles (L) 
Wednesday 11/30: Board of Adjustment – Special Meeting (B&C); Play Time (L); Techie Tweens (L)
Thursday 12/1: Story Time (L); Kids Crafternoon (Ages 5 to 8) – Snowmen Wreath (L); Family Movie and Craft: Nightmare Before Christmas (L); Genealogy Club (L)

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

December 6: Sing Along Holiday Music - Everyone is welcome to come and sing along to popular holiday songs with Slider Lee at the library. After the music, participants can stay and enjoy a craft! This program starts at 10 a.m. and repeats at 11 a.m. 

December 10: The Polar Express Conductor Show - All aboard! Take an imaginary trip to the North Pole as The Conductor, Mr. Phil, brings Chris Van Allsburg's classic book The Polar Express to life. The show starts at 1 p.m. at the Pflugerville Library. Don't forget your camera! Stay after the Polar Express Conductor Show for an Afternoon with Santa. Santa Claus will be at the library to take pictures with children from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts will be available while supplies last. An Afternoon with Santa is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All ages are welcome. 

December 15: Story Time with Mrs. Claus -  Mrs. Claus will make her annual trip to the library for Story Time on Thursday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. Don't forget your camera to take pictures of your children with Mrs. Claus! Crafts will be provided while supplies last. This program is recommended for children up to age 5.

December 17: Home for the Holidays - Come to the Pflugerville Animal Shelter, 1600 Waterbrook and find a new pet to take home for the holidays.  Pet adoptions are only $20 and include shots, spay/neuter and plenty of tail wags and purrs. Foster homes are especially needed. The event is from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and includes facepainting, games and a wish tree for shelter animals.