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Key to the City July 7, 2017

Post Date:07/07/2017 11:00 a.m.


Key to the City July 7, 2017
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Saturday is the Clear the Shelter Pfreedom Adoption Event at Pflugerville Animal Shelter - tune in with Pflugerville LIVEPflugerville Live_Shelter2

On Saturday, July 8 tune in to the City’s Facebook page, for Pflugerville LIVE at the Animal Shelter from 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The program will feature adoptable pets as the Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services hosts a Clear the Shelter Event with free adoptions from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Post questions to ask Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services and chat with Rhonda McLendon, Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services Director, to discuss adoptions, volunteering, fostering and the shelter overall.  The city will take questions live from Facebook and the city twitter feed @pflugervilletx to chat in a virtual setting with residents. The program will highlight the first adoptions of the day, the overall role of Animal Welfare Services in addition to discussion about the shelter, its successes and common questions asked of the department. Tune in! If you have questions, post them in the Facebook feed, Tweet @pflugervilletx or send an email to

July is Parks and Recreation Month

The city of Pflugerville designates July 2017 as Parks and Recreation Month. Since 1985, the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) has celebrated July as America’s official Park and Recreation Month. Parks and recreation provide opportunities for our community to be active, healthy and thriving, now and in the future. 

Parks and recreation connect people both young and old to the opportunities, places and inspiration that keep us going in mind and in body. The community is invited to create a healthy habit by visiting a park, trail, playground, swimming pool, natural area or other public space during the month of July in celebration of National Park and Recreation Month.

The Parks and Recreation Department has several activities planned to celebrate Parks & Recreation Month.

July Highlights:

Pforty Miles Trail Challenge is underway. Get outdoors and explore Pflugerville using the connected trail system.

July 7 - Pfree Pfirst Pfriday at the Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road. Free admission 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. For more information, please call 990-6350.

July 7 - Pfloating Movie Night with Captain America: Civil War at Scott B. Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. Movie starts at 8:45 p.m. For more details visit sing in the park

July 14 - Music in the Park Movie Night with Sing at Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

July 21 - Pfloating Movie Night with Finding Dory at Scott B. Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. Movie starts at 8:45 p.m. For more details visit

July 28 - Music in the Park with Acustyka at Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

July 29  - Pfree Splash Day, free day to swim with your family at Windermere Pool, 16800 Gower Street,  12 p.m. - 7 pm.

Stand with Law Enforcement

stand with lawThe Pflugerville Police Department participated in Gov. Greg Abbott's Standing with Law Enforcement event at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 7 along the 1400 block of W Pecan Street near the Pfield with lights flashing in support of all police and law enforcement agencies.

The event is held in conjunction with the anniversary of the attack that killed and wounded many Dallas Police Officers last year. Law enforcement officers statewide turned on their red and blue lights for one minute and stood along the road at 10 a.m. Thank you Pflugerville for always standing with us. Check out the video of the event at

Heritage House Women Suffrage Movement in Texas display

The museum presents a special traveling exhibit called "Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas." This exhibit is produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Citizens at Last” focuses on the 27-year campaign for woman suffrage in Texas with panel topics covering the national beginnings of the movement, early Texas leaders, anti-suffrage sentiments, efforts to amend the Texas Constitution, primary suffrage, and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. View the exhibit at Heritage House on July 11 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Library staff will be onsite to answer any questions.


FireworkPfirecracker Pfestival at the Pfield success

More than 6000 people came to The Pfield to enjoy the Pfirecracker Pfestival at its new location to celebrate Independence Day.  

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Pfield. We enjoyed live music from the BlueBonnets and SkyRocket followed by a great fireworks show. If you missed the show, watch the fireworks show's live stream replay on Facebook at

Watch Captain America: Civil War in a Pfloating Movie Night at Mentzer Pool Tonight 

CapitainCome out for a night of pfun tonight, Friday, July 7, for a Pfloating Movie Night at Scott B. Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road for a screening of Captain America: Civil War. 

Relax in the water, enjoy some popcorn and watch the movie. Doors open at 8:15 p.m. and movie starts at 8:45 p.m. Admission (cash or check only): $5 for adults (14 years and older), $3 for children.

All pool rules apply. Completely clear inner tubes are allowed, as well as pool noodles. No other flotation items will be permitted. Please visit Scott Mentzer Pool for pool rules.

Teen Night at the Pflugerville Library

Absolutely awful collageWant to help plan future teen events at the library? Attend the Mini TAG Meeting on Tuesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. to learn more about the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and meet current members. TAG meetings in July and August are open to all teens ages 12-18. No registration or application required. Teens ages 13-18 that would like to join TAG for the 2017/2018 school year can fill out an application in August.

Stick around after the Mini TAG meeting for a bad art night. Teens can create absolutely awful artwork and crafts. Make as many pieces of bad art as time and supplies will allow. The teen with the worst piece of the night will win a terribly tasteless trophy. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and the bad art night starts at 6:30 p.m.

Story time with Texas Mother Goose

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Come to the library on Tuesday, July 11 for a special story time with classic Mother Goose tales and nursery rhymes retold with a Texas Twist. The story time repeats at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. so pick your favorite time. 

Fun With Chemistry Demonstration

Enjoy a pfree presentation by Dr. Kate Biderdorf from the University of Texas, Department of Chemistry. The Fun with Chemistry demonstration is designed to inspire and motivate students, from kindergarten to 12th grade, to develop a love for learning and exploration in the sciences. Children will enjoy hands-on demonstrations and perform compelling experiments to prove that chemistry is pfun and entertaining. The event is Tuesday, July 11 from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. 

Lucas Miller the Singing Zoologist Music Show

All ages are welcome to the Lucas Miller Singing Zoologist Music show at the library on Saturday, July 15. With a head full of science, a heart full of music and a bunch of truly goofy props, Lucas reaches children and adults with his hilarious and scientifically-accurate songs and stories. The show starts at 2 p.m. 

What's Happening:

Senior Crafternoon Beaded Cord Bracelets - Make a beaded bracelet at the library on July 10 at 2 p.m. This program is designed for those age 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. 

Family Craft Night Miniature Hot Rod - Every Monday at the library during this series of family craft nights, children age 5 and older will work on a different project with their family or caretaker. Materials are available while supplies last. On July 10 at 6 p.m., families will make miniature hot rods. 

Tween Scene Jewelry Workshop - Children age 8 to 12 are welcome to the library for a jewelry workshop on Wednesday, July 12. Artist Megan Bramhall will teach tweens basic wire wrapping techniques. The workshop starts at 3:30 p.m.

Adult Craft Night Concrete Planters - Learn how to make a small planter out of concrete and recycled materials at the library on Thursday, July 13. Materials, including faux succulents, will be provided while supplies last. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. 

Embroidery Machine Training - Pick up a new hobby this summer. Learn how to use an embroidery machine at the library. After completing this class, you will receive a badge that allows you to sign up for a time slot to use the embroidery machines in the Pfab Lab. You can drop by open Pfab Lab hours on July 28 to use one of the machines. The class is on Friday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register for the class online at Library cardholders age 12 and up are welcome to register. Please cancel your appointment if you are unable to attend. 

Teen Short Story Contest Deadline July 15 - The deadline for the Teen Short Story Contest is on July 15. Submitted entries will be displayed in the library and posted on city social media pages. The 1st and 2nd place winners will each receive a $30 gift card to Half Price Books, courtesy of the Friends of the Pflugerville Library. The winning entries will be announced at Teen Night on July 25 at 6 p.m. Anyone ages 12-18 with a Pflugerville Public Library card may enter. Limit one entry per contestant; one writer per entry. View the library event calendar for eligibility requirements and submission guidelines.

This week:

Friday, July 7 - Math Challenge (L); Tween Typing (L); Hour of Code™ (L); Pfree Pfirst Pfriday (P&R)
Saturday, July 8 - Movie Matinee Lego Batman (L); 
Sunday, July 9 - Game On (L); 
Monday, July 10 - Baby Time (L); Senior Crafternoon Beaded Cord Bracelets (L); Family Craft Night Miniature Hot Rods (L);
Tuesday, July 11 - Story Time with Mother Goose (L); Fun with Chemistry Demonstration (L); Heritage House presents Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas Display (L); Teen Night Mini Tag Meeting (L); Teen Night Bad Art Night (L); Teen Raspberry Pi Club (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R); City Council (B&C)
Wednesday, July 12 - Kitty cafe (L); Pfab Lab Tween Time (L); DiversiTeen Lunch Bunch (L); Tween Scene Jewelry Workshop (L); One-to-One Computer Help (L); Library Board Meeting (L); Conversational English (L); Tween Summer Book Club (L); 
Thursday, July 13 - Story time (L); Kids club (L); Adult Craft Night Concrete Planters (L);  Finance and Budget Committee Meeting (B&C)
Friday, July 14 - Sensory Story Time (L); Tween Typing (L); Hour of Code™ (L); Embroidery Machine Training (L); Movie in the Park: SING (P&R)

 Save the Date

July 28  Acustyka at Music in the Park - Acustyka brings elements of Santana-influenced Latin rock, world music and jazz to Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, as part of the Music in the Park Concert Series. Irresistible rhythms, soulful vocals, masterful classical and electric guitar work, rich keyboard textures and exciting, catchy melodies create a spicy flavor of rock at its finest. The lineup includes John Ardila (lead vocals, electric and Spanish guitar), Sal Cipres (drums), Jayme Munoz (Spanish guitar), Manny Morales (bass guitar, background vocals), Gary Reece (keyboards, guitar) and Robert Kurzweil (keyboards).  Bring the family out for live music starting at 7:30 p.m.

July 29 - The End Pfest - The library is fixin' to have a whole mess of Wild West pfun with plenty of games and activities for the entire family at the conclusion of the Summer Reading Program. Stop by the photo booth to dress up and take an old-timey picture. Kids can take line-dancing lessons with Aracely Alcocer, visit Miss Poppy to get a balloon animal, and enjoy games, hobby horse races, and crafts. Teens and adults are invited to join in a Weird West Roundup with steampunk costume contests (group & individual), NERF duels & sharpshooter competitions, leather-working demonstrations by Tandy Leather, and a display by the Capital Area Watchmaker & Clockmaker Guild. Stick around for a screening of Joss Whedon's space western Serenity (rated PG-13, ©Universal Pictures).