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Key to the City March 9, 2018

Post Date:03/09/2018 11:00 AM


Key to the City March 9, 2018

BARK ALERT window decals aim to alert police of dogs in Pflugerville households

The Pflugerville Police Department has launched Bark Alert, a new initiative to alert police and emergency responders about the presence of dogs in local residences.bark_alertsmall

Window decals are now available for Pflugerville homes through the department’s new B.A.R.K. Alert program, which stands for “Be Aware of Residential K9s.” Residents are asked to place the decal in the corner of the window closest to the main entry of the household to serve as a reminder to emergency responders to take appropriate safety measures during calls for service, if time and conditions allow them to do so.

“It’s essential that our officers have as much information about a call for service as possible when responding to an emergency,” said Chief Jessica Robledo. “Many of us love our pets like family, so the Pflugerville Police Department wants to take their wellbeing into account as much as possible in the midst of a stressful situation. If we know there is a pet before we enter the home it creates a safer encounter for both the officer and the animal.”

The B.A.R.K. Alert decals are available for free at the Pflugerville Police Department (1611 E. Pfennig Ln.), Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (1600 Waterbrook Dr.), and several local participating veterinarian offices.  Decal will be handed out at the Library's Pet Pfest on March 14.

Library hosts a Pet Pfestpet pfest 2018

Learn about animals, and enjoy crafts and activities at the library’s 3rd annual Pet Pfest, March 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. All ages and well behaved pets are welcome. This year’s featured program is the wildlife  organization The Urban Interface. Located in the Brazos Valley, The Urban Interface is dedicated to providing nature education and wildlife conservation. At Pet Pfest, they will showcase some of their birds and talk about the care that they provide to non-releasable native wildlife. The birds are trained for educational purposes, to teach communities about the roles they play and how vital they are to all aspects of life. There will also be a pet costume contest and pet adoptions from the Pflugerville Animal Shelter.

Enjoy your Spring Break with these activities

Senior Crafternoon: Wire Wrapping - March 12, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Pflugerville Library. This program is intended for ages 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up may attend.

Spring Family Craft Night: DIY Trinket Box - March 12, 6 - 7 p.m. at the Pflugerville Library. Families with children of all ages are welcome. 

Intro to Adobe Lightroom - March 13,  1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the library. Photographer Peter Shugart will teach the basics of photo editing using Adobe Lightroom. Register online. This class is for ages 12 and up.

Reading & Rhyming with Mother Goose - March 13, 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. at the library. Ages 5 to 8 are invited to this hilarious show featuring Mother Goose and her puppet friends. 

Pfarmers Market -  March 13, 3-7 p.m. at Heritage Park. The Pfarmers Market is back for special early opening days before the regular season. Enjoy pfresh, locally grown and prepared foods. Vendors sell a variety of produce, artisan baked goods, meats, eggs, salsas, pickles and jams. The Heritage House will also be open for tours.

Tween Movie Night: Wonder (© Lions Gate Films, Rated PG)  - March 13, 6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the library. Tweens ages 8 to 12 can enjoy a free movie and refreshments.

Teen Tech Week: Virtual Reality with CoSpaces Edu - March 13, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the library. Learn how to create and explore virtual reality worlds with CoSpaces Edu. Attendees will learn how to use simple drag-and-drop features to build their own VR world, then explore that world with VR headsets. Register online. Ages 13-18 are welcome.

Pet Pfest - March 14, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the library. All ages and well-behaved pets can come to the library for a day of crafts, games and more. Enjoy a special presentation from featured guest, The Urban Interface. 

Zumba - Wednesday, March 14, 8:15 a.m. & 6 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 6:15 p.m. A fusion of hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that is fun and good for the body! Try out Zumba anytime for $7 per class or $45 for 10 classes. For more information, and for other pfitness classes, visit

The Magik Theatre: The Three Little Pigs - March 15, 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Bring the family to the library and enjoy this modern rendition of the classic tale, The Three Little Pigs. All ages are welcome.

Adult Pfab Lab Craft: Basic Hand Embroidery - March 15, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the library. Learn basic stitches and get started on a hand embroidery project. Materials and patterns will be provided while supplies last. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. Children are not permitted in the Pfab Lab during adult events.

Family Movie Matinee: Coco (© Disney Pixar, Rated PG) - March 16, 10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Come to the library and watch the Academy Award winning movie Coco. All ages are welcome.

Kids Ukulele Lessons - March 12-16, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the library. Ages 7 - 11 will learn the basics of playing the ukulele, including tuning, strumming and a few basic chords. Participants must have a ukulele and tuner for this class. Register online. 

Teen Tech Week - March 12-16, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the library. Teens ages 12 - 18 will use video equipment and video editing software to film a short movie based on Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart. Register online.

View the library calendar for more information about upcoming events scheduled during Spring Break.

Skyhawks Basketball Camp and Flag Football Camp - March 12 -16, 9 a.m. - noon at Windermere Park. For more information and to register online visit

Open Court at Recreation Center Gym - Every weekday morning enjoy open use of the Recreation Center Gym for basketball and other sports. For the open court schedule, visit

Get running with this Pfree Running Class running_class

On Saturday, March 10 the Parks and Recreation Department hosts a pfree running class held at the Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road. This is a great opportunity to prepare for the Deutschen Pfest 5k. Class begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts for an hour, followed by a 30-minute run. Participants should bring a water bottle and come dressed ready to run. Look out for future dates. The Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun Run and Kids K is May 20. Visit for more details.

Curbside trash pickup includes up to 6 bags of trash/yard clippings

A reminder that you can put your trash cart plus an additional six bags and/or bulk items at the curb on your trash day.  Waste Connections, your trash provider, offers pickup of household items including stoves, washers and dryers, and mattresses that are too large to put in the trash bin. The six item maximum also includes bagged leaves and lawn clippings. No call ahead is necessary.

Place the items at the curb on your regular trash day.  And a reminder, if you have large boxes, cut them up and put them in your recycle cart.  Refrigerators or any items containing freon must have it removed by a licensed technician, but Progressive Waste Solutions will pick it up if the proper certification sticker is applied.

If you have items that are hard to dispose of like vehicle batteries, latex paint, scrap metal or electronics, the City Clean Up Day is held on Saturday, April 7, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at 1201 Railroad Avenue across from Brookhollow Elementary School and is the day to dispose of these items. No commercial contractors. For criteria and details visit

What's Happening

AARP Tax Help - AARP will offer tax assistance each Friday through April 13 starting at 10 a.m. at the library. This service is first come, first serve. For questions about the tax help program, please contact AARP at Library staff cannot answer questions about taxes.

New sewer averages on March water bills - For residential customers on the City’s retail water and wastewater service, the City bases monthly wastewater charges on your water consumption during 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.  Residents will see their new average represented on the March utility bill. If you have questions about your bill, please call 512-990-6100. 

hanzsmallDeutschen Pfest vendor applications now available - Food and arts & craft vendor applications are being accepted for the Deutschen Pfest on May 18-20, 2018 at Pfluger Park. This year's annual festival includes three days of fun at Pfluger Park, the parade down Railroad Avenue into downtown Pflugerville and a 5K Pfun Run and Kids K. Vendors are encouraged to submit applications, runners are encouraged to participate in the 5K Pfun Run and Kids K and organizations are encouraged to start planning your parade float now. Visit for more details.

This Week

Legend: Library (L); Parks and Recreation (P&R); Boards and Commissions (B&C); Police (PD)

Friday, March 9 - AARP Tax Help (L);Sensory Storytime (L); Special Needs Library Hour (L)

Saturday, March 10 - Gymnasium Open Court (P&R); Baby Time (L); Storytime (L); Paws & Read (L)

Sunday, March 11 - Pf Seniors: Hearts & Spades (P&R); Game On Board Basics (L); Gymnasium Open Court (P&R);Laser Cutter Training (L)

Monday, March 12 - Gymnasium Open Court (P&R); Baby Time (L); Adobe Creative suite (L); Kids Ukulele Lessons (L); Teen Tech Week: Lights, Camera, Action! (L); Pf Seniors: Mahjong (P&R); Senior Crafternoon: Wire Wrapping (L); Spring Family Craft Night (L); Intermediate Computer Class for Adults (L);

Tuesday, March 13 - Gymnasium Open Court (P&R); Bilingual Story Time (L); Senior Line Dancing (P&R); Kids Ukulele Lessons (L); Bilingual Story Time (L); Teen Tech Week: Lights, Camera, Action! (L); Pf Seniors: Cards (P&R); Pf Seniors: Dominoes (P&R); Intro to Adobe Lightroom (L); Reading & Rhyming with Mother Goose (L); Heritage House Open (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R); Tween Movie Night (L); Sewing Basics (L); Teen Tech Week: Virtual Reality with CoSpaces Edu (L); City Council Meeting (B&C)

Wednesday, March 14 - Gymnasium Open Court (P&R); Kids Ukulele Lessons (L); Play Time (L); Teen Tech Week: Lights, Camera, Action! (L); Pf Seniors: Cards (P&R); Pet  Pfest (L); Adobe Creative Suite (L);Pfab Lab Appointments (L); Library Board Meeting (B&C); Conversational English (L); 

Thursday, March 15 - Gymnasium Open Court (P&R); Pfun Biking (P&R); Senior Line Dancing (P&R); Story Time (L); Kids Ukulele Lessons (L); Storytime (L); Teen Tech Week: Lights, Camera, Action! (L); Pf Seniors: Dominoes (P&R); the Majik Theater presents "Three Little Pigs" (L); Pickleball - All ages (P&R); Mystery Book Club (L); Pflugerville Quilt Guild Meeting (L); Adult Pfab Lab Craft: Basic Hand Embroidery (L); Tinkercard 3D Design Class (L)

Friday, March 16 - Gymnasium Open Court (P&R); Pfun Hiking (P&R); AARP Tax Help (L); Crafts with Joyce (P&R); Kids Ukulele Lessons (L); Family Movie Matinee: Coco (L); Teen Tech Week: Lights, Camera, Action! (L); Pf Seniors: Hearts & Spades (P&R)

Save the Date

March 22 Cupcake Decorating with Cakes and Crafts by Kass -  Come to the cupcake decorating class at the library, featuring Crafts by Kass. Participants will decorate four Spring-themed cupcakes using simple techniques. This class is limited to 25 participants and is offered on a first come, first served basis. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.

March 24 Spring Pfling - From noon to 3 p.m. at the Recreation Center, enjoy outdoor games, try classes and learn what the Pflugerville Parks and Recreation has to offer you. Early registration for Summer Pfun Camp will be available to Pflugerville residents only.

April 7 Clean Up day  - Do you have items to recycle and dispose of that you can't put curbside on your trash pickup day? Take your televisions, latex paint and scrap metal to Clean Up Day for disposal. For a list of items you can bring, visit Pflugerville utility customers only. Proof of residency with utility bill required. No commercial contractors please. Clean Up Day begins at 8 a.m. Please be in line by 11:30 a.m. to ensure entry.

April 7 Bicycle Rodeo - The City of Pflugerville Police Bicycle Rodeo is Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Pflugerville High School parking lot, 1401 FM 1825. At the Bicycle Rodeo, safety is part of the fun as officers teach kids hand signals and help them improve their bike riding skills as they ride through a rodeo course of eight obstacles and challenges including looped courses and sharp turns. The rodeo is geared for children from kindergarten to fifth grade.