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Key to the City September 7, 2018

Music in the Park, Pfurry Splash Party and more.
Post Date:09/07/2018 10:00 AM

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Key to the City September 7, 2018

Movie in the Park - Coco at Pfluger Park tonight weather permitting mitp movie screen 1

Bring the family for a night out in Pfluger Park to watch the popular animated film, Coco. Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. The movie will begin at dark, approximately 8 p.m.

There's no admission charge, so bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation starting at 7:30 p.m. Pets are permitted on a leash. The soundstage is located adjacent to the newly renovated Pfluger Park playscape. Please remember: no glass containers are allowed in the park. For more information, visit pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark and stay tuned to the Parks and Recreation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PflugervilleParksandRec for updates.

Pfurry Splash Party at Mentzer Pool tomorrow - get your vaccination forms in advance

pfurry swim events image croppedGrab your four-legged friend and come to Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a special splash day at the pool. Admission is $5 per dog (includes two humans) and $3 per extra human. Bring an item to donate to the Friends of the Pflugerville Animal Shelter and receive an entry into a drawing for dog-related gifts from local businesses.

All dogs attending must be spayed/neutered. Proof of current vaccinations must be provided upon entry. Download the required waiver here.

For more information, please visit the event website. Stay tuned to the Parks and Recreation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PflugervilleParksandRec and website for updates on weather conditions.

Pflugerville Pets Alive will be onsite with free microchipping and a year registration for interested pet owners.

September is National Preparedness Month

We never know when disaster will strike, but we can prepare. National Preparedness Month (NPM) provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. disasters_happen_0605_onwhite_medium

How to stay prepared:

  • Make an emergency plan – Meet with everyone in your household and establish a meeting place that is easy to find. For tips, click here.
  • Sign up for alerts and warnings in your area – Nixle sends geographically targeted alerts directly to you by text message or email. In an emergency, the police send announcements through this tool. Notifications may be narrowed down by location, so Nixle users may opt to receive messages that affect their home, school and/or work areas. Sign up at www.nixle.com or text PFPD to 888777.
  • Learn your evacuation zone and have an evacuation plan – plan how you will leave and where to go if advised to evacuate. If evacuated, check with local officials to see when it’s safe to return home.
  • Don’t forget about your pets – have an emergency plan available for pets that includes food, waste bags, leashes/harnesses, photos of pets, toys, medications, and any other items necessary. Have your pet microchipped and make sure your contact information stays current.

A reminder: if you need assistance when the city is closed, call the citizen's communications hotline at the Police Department at 512-990-6700. If there is an emergency, please call 911.

Screen Printing Craft for ages 55 and up

Learn a quick way to do screen printing using vinyl at the Pflugerville Public Library on Monday, September 10, 2 p.m. Pre-cut designs will be available for you to choose from, or you may design your own. Materials will be provided while supplies last. This event is for those 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up may attend. Priority for supplies will be given to seniors. Children are not permitted in the Pfab Lab during adult events.

STEM Club resumes Monday, September 10

STEM at the library offers opportunities for kids ages 5 to 8 to creatively explore science, technology, engineering, and math through different activities each week. On Monday, September 10, at 4 p.m. kids will develop a hypothesis on their own wooden plank creation and learn about the scientific method. Instructions and materials will be reviewed at the beginning of the program. The doors close when the program starts, so please arrive on time.

Evening program for Tweens at the library

Tweens ages 8 - 12 can come to the library on the second Tuesday of each month for an activity and refreshments. It is also a great chance to make new friends. On Tuesday, September 11 the theme for Tween Hangout Night will be all about K-Pop. Listen to your favorite Korean pop music and discover some new bands. This is a come-and-go event from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Don't forget to check the library calendar to see next month's Tween Hangout Night activity.

New Senior Recreation Guide Now Available

The Pf Senior Pfeature is now an annual magazine. The new Pfeature has larger calendar pages to help Pflugerville seniors plan out recreational activities months in advance. Pick up a copy today at the Recreation Center or view it online for recreation activities, programs and trips from October 2018 - September 2019. Additional information and monthly updates are available at www.pfseniors.com.

Where's your NNO Party? Let us know

On October 2, it's National Night Out. Register your neighborhood party with the Police Department for first responders to come to visit with your neighborhood. Celebrating National Night Out involves organizing a potluck, a get-together at the neighborhood park or in front of your home and meeting your neighbors. For more information visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/nno.

What's Happening

Fundraiser for Camryn's battle - Camryn, the daughter of a Pflugerville Officer is in need of our help. Law Enforcement Association of Pflugerville is organizing a fundraiser to help nine-year-old Camryn who was diagnosed with aplastic anemia and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant and blood transfusions. A fundraiser is set for September 15 at the Pfield to help. A blood drive from We Are Blood and BetheMatch.org will be onsite. A bike and car show and children's activities are part of the fun. Purchase your barbecue plate in advance and be there on September 15 to support this Pflugerville family. For more information, visit the Facebook page for Camryn at https://www.facebook.com/camrynsrelentlessbattle/.

Pfarmers Market opens every Tuesday - Visit the market from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heritage Park. The market brings fresh, locally grown and prepared foods to the Pflugerville community. To learn more about the market, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket. The Heritage House is also open for the public to tour and explore during market hours.

Computer Class for Adults - The intermediate computer class for adults is held at the library on Mondays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. This class is intended for those with some computer experience. Registration is required. Details and registration information can be found here.

City pools closed for the season - City pools are now closed for public swim. The Falcon Pointe Splash Pad is free to the public and open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. until October 1. 

Pfall Pfest Craft Show vendor applications now accepted - The Pflugerville Recreation Center hosts the Pfall Pfest Craft show on Saturday, November 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Make sure to have photos of your booth/crafts ready to complete your application. For more information, please visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfallpfest.

This Week

Friday, September 7 - Robotics Fall 1 (P&R); Music in the Park Movie Night: Coco (P&R)

Saturday, September 8 - Pfurry Splash Party (P&R); Baby Time (L); Story Time (L); Paws & Read (L)

Sunday, September 9 - Game on Board Games (L); Laser Cutter Training (L)

Monday, September 10 - Children's Dance - School Year Program (P&R); Baby Time (L); Adult Tap (P&R); Senior Crafternoon: Screen Printing (L); 

Tuesday, September 11 - Mommy & Me Music (P&R); Bilingual Story Time (L); Adult Fitness (P&R); Home School Kids (L); Home School Tweens (L); Home School Teens (L); Heritage House Open (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R); Sewing Basics (L); Teen Advisory Group Meeting (L); Tween Hangout Night (L); City Council Meeting (B&C); DiversiTeen Book Club (L)

Wednesday, September 12 - Zumba (P&R); Story Time (L); Tween Story Time (L); Tween Book Club (L); Pfab Lab Appointments (L); Library Board Meeting (B&C); Conversational English (L); Beginner Ukulele for Teens and Adults (L)

Thursday, September 13 - Play Time (L); Ballroom Dance (P&R); Beginner Chair Yoga (P&R); Adult Fitness (P&R); Development Pforum (O); Kids Crafternoon (L); Adult Craft Night: Gem Bar Necklaces (L); Zumba (P&R)

Friday, September 14 - Tai Chi (P&R); Sensory Story Time (L): Music in the Park: Candace Bellamy (P&R)

Save the Date

September 14 - Music in the Park: Candace Bellamy - Come to Pfluger Park to enjoy a night of blues. A physician by day and soul and blues singer by night, Bellamy took up singing as a hobby 12 years ago, paying dues in cover bands, musical theater (her role in an R&B version of "Porgy & Bess" impressed the New York Times), and with a one-woman show where she told stories of her life in between tunes. See the Music in the Park page.

September 29 - Comic Con - You are invited to meet authors, artists, voice actors, cosplayers, and local comic shop owners for a celebration of comics, anime and pop culture at the Pflugerville Comic Con from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m at the Pflugerville Library. Activities include question and answer panels, gaming, comic and manga related crafts, drawing lessons, face painting, and a cosplay contest for teens and adults. This event is free and family-friendly. For more information, see the Comic Con page.

September 29 - Public Safety Day - Come to Public Safety Day at the Pfield, 1440 W Pecan on Saturday, September 29 when the City of Pflugerville Police Department hosts the first annual Public Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes the bicycle rodeo event which allows children to enjoy learning about bicycle safety while racing against the clock through a series of challenging bicycle obstacles. The event offers safety instructions, riding instructions and displays by Central Texas Law Enforcement Agencies featuring the Pflugerville Police Department K-9 unit, crime scene, volunteers, motorcycles, and recruiting. In addition, it is the kick off for National Night Out and packet pickup for registered parties.  More information.

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