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Key to the City October 19, 2018

Pfall Chili Pfest, Rumble in the 'Ville, Halloween activities and more.
Post Date:10/19/2018 10:00 AM

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Key to the City October 19, 2018
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Early voting begins October 22; voters to decide on a $21.1 million transportation bond

Early voting for the November 6 election begins October 22. Voters will decide on a $21.1 million transportation bond for Colorado Sand Boulevard, East Pflugerville Parkway, Old Austin Hutto Road and Kelly Lane. Detailed information on these projects is available in English and Spanish online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/bonds. La votación temprana comienza el 22 de octubre. Para obtener mas informacion sobre el bono, visite este pagina web, www.pflugervilletx.gov/bonds.

City Council and PfISD Board host joint meeting

On Tuesday, October 16, the City Council and Pflugerville Independent School District Board of Trustees met to discuss various issues and matters related to growth including roadways, school attendance andother issues that relate to both governing bodies. The conversation centered around future projects including upcoming road projects near schools and PfISD renovations and projects. Both the City and PfISD have bond propositions for the November 6 election. The group discussed legislative priorities and future discussions taking place at the Capitol related to state school financing and city annexations. By meeting together the two groups are able to stay abreast on the impacts of growth and ways that the city and PfISD can work together.

Pfennig Lane Construction Informational Open House

The City of Pflugerville will host an open house on October 25 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Pflugerville Justice Center, 1611 E. Pfennig Lane, to outline the details of the upcoming Pfennig Lane widening and reconstruction project. The Project, which is anticipated to last approximately eight months, includes the reconstruction and widen of Pfennig Lane to a three-lane section with curb and gutter from Rocky Creek Drive to the Justice Center. The new lane configuration includes one lane in each direction plus a center two-way left turn lane. The city anticipates bidding the project in December and beginning construction in February. During construction, Pfennig Lane will operate with one-way westbound traffic between Rocky Creek Drive and Justice Center Driveway. Drivers will be required to reduce their speed from 40 to 30 mph through the construction zone.

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Special Events

It's time for Chili Pfest Saturday, October 20

Chili_Pfest_logo1This Saturday is Pfall Chili Pfest, and we hope to see you in Downtown Pflugerville from noon - 5 pm for chili tasting, live music, a kid's area, shopping, the Heat Wave car show, the jalapeño eating contest and more. The event is free, and cups for chili tasting and voting are $5 for 10 cups. Event timeline, music schedule and all details are online at http://www.pfallchilipfest.com/.

Shuttle information: Due to the recent rains, several grass parking lots are unavailable. Please park at Pflugerville ISD Administration building on Pecan and enjoy a free shuttle that drops off at Main Street from 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

RAIN OR SHINE. The Pfestival fun is expected to go on rain or shine. With so many vendors committed to the cause and based on the pfierce competition, the city is working hard to make sure the festival continues despite this week’s rain. The Pfestival setup is on the pavement. If weather conditions include thunder or lightning, any cancelation will be posted at www.pfallchilipfest.com, on the city website and social media.

Toys wanted: Bring an unwrapped gift to the Pflugerville Police booth for Blue Santa which begins on November 1. For more information on the Blue Santa program, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/bluesanta.

Pflugerville Police to play flag football with the Pflugerville Falcons causing a Rumble in the 'Ville

Pflugerville officers will team up with the Pflugerville Falcon Special Olympic athletes for a battle of the ages at the “Rumble in the ‘Ville” flag football game on Wednesday, October 24 at the Hendrickson High School Stadium.rumble

The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Officers will team up with the Falcons to compete against each other for bragging rights. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. All proceeds from the evening will be used to support the Falcons’ future competitions.

“This event will recognize and celebrate our athletes as well as continue our wonderful partnership that has been developed with the Pflugerville Police Department,” said Amy Wiesenhutter, Pflugerville ISD Special Olympics Coordinator.

Earlier this year, the Pflugerville Police Department supported the athletes through a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse and the Police Department has visited the Falcons for a friendly game of basketball. In addition to flag football, the Falcons participate in a variety of other sports including golf, aquatics, bowling, basketball, track and soccer.

“We invite the public to join us in supporting our Falcon athletes and are excited for the chance to show off our Police Department’s flag football skills,” Police Chief Jessica Robledo said. “This game will be as much fun for the spectators as it will be for the participants.”

Enjoy a free beverage and craft at Craft Café

Take a break from the weather with a warm beverage and craft at the library on Sunday, October 21, 2 - 3:30 p.m. Make a D.I.Y. magnetic memo board using a circular tin and decorative paper. Materials will be provided while supplies last. Anyone 12 and up is welcome to attend.

Senior Lunch and Learn: Medicare Basics

Angela Herron of the Texas Department of Insurance will cover the basic components of Medicare, as well as different coverage options, at the library on Wednesday, October 24. The presentation will start at 1 p.m This program is intended for those 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up may attend. A light lunch will be provided.

Halloween activities in Pflugerville

October 20 - Harry Potter Escape Room – Work in teams to solve a series of puzzles and clues to escape from Hogwarts. Watch Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 (Rated PG-13, ©Warner Bros.) at the Pflugerville Library while you wait for your turn. Teams must include 2-6 members. Teams with less than 6 members will be combined. Each team will have 15 minutes to escape before receiving the Dementor's Kiss. Space is limited. There is no advance registration for this event. Sign up for a time from 10 -10:30 a.m. The room will run from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. First come, first served. Teens (12 & up) and adults only. Cosplay is encouraged.

October 23 - Pfab Lab Teen Night Pumpkin Painting – Teens ages 12-18 can paint a book-themed pumpkin. Space and materials are limited. First come, first served. Meets in the Pfab Lab at the Pflugerville Library from 6 – 7 p.m.

October 25 - Escape from Frankenstein’s Lab at the Heritage House Museum – Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with an escape room at the Heritage House Museum (901 Old Austin Hutto Rd) from 5 - 8 p.m. Register online, or call the library at 512-990-6375. Do not sign up an entire group, but feel free to direct group members to the site. This event is for those 18 and up only.

October 27 - Dia De Los Muertos – From 2 - 4 p.m. at the Pflugerville Library, enjoy story time, crafts (while supplies last), sugar skull decorating (one sugar skull per family), and a free movie screening in Spanish. This event is recommended for adults and those with children at least 5 years of age. All children must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

October 27 - Trunk or Treat – The 4th annual Trunk or Treat is from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Animal Welfare Services, 1600 Waterbrook Dr. Grab the kids, and get out the costumes a little early to join the fun. There will be a photo booth, scavenger hunt, costume contest, adoptable furry friends and of course candy. No onsite parking. Please take the shuttle from the Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road.

October 30 - Halloween at the Pfarmers Market – Pick up treats when you shop at the market on Halloween eve. The market is located at Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, from 3 - 7 p.m.

October 30 - Tween and Teen Movie Night: Hocus Pocus – Tweens and teen ages 8-18 can decorate a tote bag and enjoy snacks while watching the classic 1993 Halloween film Hocus Pocus (Walt Disney Pictures, Rated PG) at the Pflugerville Library. The movie is from 6 – 8 p.m.

October 30 - Teen Mystery Night at the Heritage House Museum – Teens ages 12 – 18 are invited to solve the mystery of the Murder at the Skull Manor Costume Ball. Registration is required, pick up your character packet at the library checkout desk. This event will begin on time (7 – 9 p.m.). Plan to arrive 10 minutes early. Late arrivals may result in running out of time to complete the mystery. Teens must be picked up by 9 p.m.

October 31 - Story Time with the Friendly Witch – Children up to age five are invited to enjoy a special storytime featuring a friendly witch at the Pflugerville Library from 10 – 11 a.m. Read books, sing songs, and make a craft. Children are welcome to wear a costume and take a picture with the witch after story time. Don't forget to bring a camera. Children up to age 5 and siblings with an adult are welcome. First come, first served.

October 31 - Halloween Pfood Drive Event - Pflugerville Police Department is a proud sponsor of the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce Halloween Pfood Drive Event on Main Street. On October 31, come trick-or-treat on the 200 block of Main Street from 6 -7 p.m. Anyone who is dressed up like a POLICE OFFICER for Halloween is encouraged to come to the Pflugerville Police Department booth to receive your official BADGE sticker from the city of Pflugerville Police Department and be in a group photo with our officers at 6:30 p.m. Come trick-or-treat at the Pfood Drive event and help a good cause.

Trick-or-treat - Children will be trick-or-treating in neighborhoods on October 31.

Every Second Counts! Plan Two Ways Outevery second counts 1

Fire grows and moves fast. When your smoke alarm sounds, your family could have less than two minutes to exit safely. Travis County ESD No. 2 (Pflugerville Fire Dept.) encourages every household in our community to follow these six simple steps to plan and practice your escape:

  1. Draw a basic map of your home’s layout. Include all windows and doors.
  2. Plan two ways out of every room, in case one way is blocked by fire. Make sure doors and windows are not stuck closed or blocked by furniture.
  3. Agree upon a “safe meeting place” outside near your home.
  4. Push the test button to sound the smoke alarm.
  5. Smoke rises. Immediately “get low and go!”
  6. Practice your escape a few times a year with everyone who lives in your home. Finish by gathering outside at your safe meeting place.

What's Happening

Pflugerville Pfun Club -  Older children, ages 12-18, with special needs can socialize with their peers and decorate a pumpkin at the Pflugerville Library on Saturday, October 20, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Materials will be available while supplies last. This club is organized in collaboration with Ramona Gray, a special education teacher at Pflugerville High School.

Visit the Pfarmers Market - The market season will continue through October 30. Join us on Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Green Red Barn, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. Shop for fresh produce, treats, crafts and more. For more information visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket. The Heritage House Museum is also open during market hours for the public to tour and explore.

It's National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month - Visit the Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services, located at 1600 Waterbrook Dr, to add a member to your family. The shelter will have $20 dog adoptions during the month of October.

This Week

View a calendar of activities, events and board and commission meetings online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/events.

Save the Date

November 15 - 1849 Park Grand Opening - Come to 1849 Park, 16430 Cameron Road, to celebrate the opening of Phase 1 of the 1849 Park and sports complex. Enjoy hayride tours of the new practice pod sports fields, pavilion, and playground areas. The event is from 6 -7:30 p.m. with the ribbon cutting at 6:15 p.m. 

November 17 - Pfall Pfest Craft Show - The annual Pfall Pfest Craft Show is the best place in town to start holiday shopping or find those one-of-a-kind items for a friend - or treat yourself. Handcrafted items, baked goods, jewelry and glassware are just a few of the unique gift items to choose from. Admission to the craft show is free! For more information visit parks.pflugervilletx.gov/pfallpfest.

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