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December 30, 2016


Ring in the New Year on January 1 with the Pfreeze Pflop 
freeze Are you brave enough to slide into the pfrigid water at Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, to kick off your new year? The line begins at 10 a.m. and the event is over when the last brave soul goes down the slide. No, the pool isn't heated. Admission is free with donation of a canned food item given to benefit local pfood banks. For information, contact the Recreation Center at 512-990-6350 or email parks@pflugervilletx.gov.

City facilities closed January 2 
The City of Pflugerville offices will be closed on January 2. The Pflugerville Library, Animal Welfare Services, Recycle Center and city offices will all be closed. Trash and recycling pickup is not affected.  

If you have a water/wastewater concern when the city is closed, please call the Police Department citizen communications hotline at 512-251-4004. 

City Council met December 28 to discuss Typhoon Texas terms; meeting Jan 3
The Pflugerville City Council and the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) met on December 28. The City of Pflugerville, the PCDC and Typhoon Texas will continue negotiations as the agreement is expected to be finalized on Tuesday, January 3 at 6 p.m. 

Chief Hooker retirement party on January 6
Chuck small The Pflugerville Police Department will host a reception for Chief Hooker on his last day of work for the city of Pflugerville, January 6, 2017 from 9 a.m. – noon at the Pflugerville Justice Center Municipal Court Room, 1611 E. Pfennig. Chief Hooker announced his retirement on October 13, 2016 after serving the city more than 30 years.  Chief Hooker will also be recognized at the January 10 City Council meeting.

“It has been my privilege and honor to serve the Citizens of Pflugerville throughout these many years and to have been a small part of the successes of our Police Department and City,” Chief Hooker said. “It is the men and women who have served with me both past and present who deserve the credit for making our agency one of the finest Police Departments in Texas.  I would like to thank all the city employees, my peers on the City Staff, City Manager Brandon Wade and the current and past members of our City Council for their support.  It has been my honor to serve with you.”

 
Pfamily Movie Matinee: Kubo and the Two Strings 
Bring your pfamily to enjoy Kubo and the Two Strings at the library on Saturday, December 31 at 1:15 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided while they last. This movie is rated PG (Focus Features). After accidentally summoning an ancient spirit, a young Japanese boy named Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson) is separated from his mother and embarks on a journey to discover the truth about his missing father. Along the way, he befriends the kindhearted Monkey (Charlize Theron) and the clumsy Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) as he fends off the vengeful Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and two evil twin sisters (Rooney Mara) with his shamisen, a magical stringed instrument.


Meet your New Year's Resolution with the Pf Recreation Center
With a new or renewed Membership to the Pflugerville Recreation Center, members receive a small gift. Please pick either a lanyard, pedometer, or sport towel all with the city logo on it for your use.

This offer is good from now through January 15, 2016.  Hurry in while supplies last.

The recreation center has NEW weight room equipment ready for your resolution. 

Senior Yoga
Senior yoga classes are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Windermere Clubhouse, 16800 Gower Street. Beginner classes are at 8 a.m. and intermediate at 9:15 a.m. Chairs are provided for those who need time and training on how to move to the floor using props. Effective use of props is encouraged and demonstrated. This class meets twice weekly. Cost is $40 per month or $8 per class.

Movie Screening: Suicide Squad
Enjoy a pfree movie screening at the Pflugerville Library on Saturday, December 31 at 3:30 p.m. The library will provide snacks and drinks. This movie is rated PG-13, (Warner Bros.) Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a guardian. In this 'super-antihero' movie directed by David Ayer (Fury), a team of incarcerated villains -- including Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), and Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney) -- are recruited by the government for a dangerous mission in exchange for reduced sentences. Jared Leto makes a cameo appearance as the Joker. Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis co-star. Based on the DC Comics series.

Teen Cocoa & Cookie Party
Get over the back-to-school blues with cocoa and cookie decorating at the library on January 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This program is for ages 12 to 18. Cocoa and cookies are available while supplies last!

Movie Night & Craft: Chocolat
Adults, come to the library on January 5 at 6 p.m. for a pfree screening of Chocolat. Watch the chocolate-themed film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp and make your own simple chocolates. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. Materials will be provided while supplies last.

January 6: Senior Appy Hour
Senior Appy Hour has a new time in 2017! Visit the library on January 6 at 11 a.m. to learn about the library’s new service that helps you with personalized reading recommendations. Registration is required.http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?jx=tt

No Pfireworks in city limits
fireworksTo keep our neighborhoods and open areas safe, the city of Pflugerville has zero tolerance for fireworks. Tickets issued for firework violations may be subject to a maximum $500 fine. Thank you for being firework free in the city limits in your New Year celebration. 

A reminder to all pet owners, put your animal's collar on as illegal fireworks and large get-togethers may scare pets. If your animal does get out, be sure to check the Pflugerville Animal Shelter, 1600 Waterbrook, and post a pic on the shelter facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Pflugervilleslostpets. 


What's Happening

Regular kids programs are back at the Pflugerville Public Library! - Visit the library calendar for scheduled events. http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?jx=tt

Christmas tree recycling -  Tree recycling is offered from December 26 - January 8 at Wells Point Park, 800 S Heatherwilde. Please remove all decorations from your tree. Trees dropped off for recycling are mulched and residents are welcome to pick up mulch while supplies last. 

Trees left curbside on your trash or recycling pickup day are not recycled. To be picked up curbside the tree must be cut into pieces no longer than 4 ft long and all decorations should be removed. Please do not take your tree to the Recycle Center. Thank you to everyone for recycling your tree at Wells Point Park.

This Week 

December 31: Movie matinee: Kubo and the two strings (L); Movie screening: Suicide Squad (L)
January 1: Pfreeze Pflop (P&R)
January 3: Bilingual English and Spanish story time (L); Home school teens (L); Home school tweens (L); Homeschool kids age 5-8 (L); LEGO® Club (L); Teen cocoa and cookie party (L); City Council and Pflugerville Community Development Corporation Special Meeting
January 4: Kawaii club (L)
January 5: Story time (L); Movie night and craft: chocolat (L)
January 6: Senior Appy Hour - Novelist (L)

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


SAVE THE DATE

January 12 and 13: Book Sale – The Friends of the Pflugerville Library will host a book sale on January 12 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and January 13 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. when the library closes. Sale items include used books, tapes, DVDs and audio books. Proceeds from the sale support library programs and events.

January 17: Teen Movie Night: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – On January 17 at 5:30 p.m., come to the library and watch the movie based on Ransom Riggs bestselling novel! Rated PG-13. (c)Twentieth Century Fox. While you watch the movie, take photos in front of a green screen to create your own peculiar photographs. This program is for ages 12-18.

January 21 and 22: Pfamily Weekend at the Pflugerville Library – On Saturday, January 21 your pfamily can enjoy board games at the library from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your pfamily to the library on Sunday, January 22 at 2 p.m. for a pfree screening of Ice Age Collision Course (20th Century Fox ©, rated PG). All ages are welcome.

January 28 Pfat Cat Pfest - Come to the Animal Shelter for to adopt our Pfat (and not so pfat) cats! We will weigh the cat and the cost of adoption is the weight (maximum $10). If you guess the weight within .25 lbs the pet is free. Wear your Pfun cat sweaters and T-shirts and come for all things pfeline on Saturday, January 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Animal Shelter 1600 Waterbrook Drive.