Key to the City February 1, 2019
Community Crime Map, Craft Supply Swap, and more
Key to the City February 1, 2019
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Pizza sales to support the Blue Guardian Program
Pflugerville Police Department’s Blue Guardian program will be the recipient of proceeds from the grand opening of MOD Pizza, 18817 Limestone Commercial Drive Ste 500, on February 1. Blue Guardian is a partnership between the Police Department and area children’s homes to foster relationships and build bridges between foster children and the police. Pflugerville Police Department Blue Guardians will be onsite during the grand opening at 11:30 a.m. The Pflugerville Police work with the Texas Baptist Children’s Home in Round Rock and the Refuge Ranch in Bastrop through the Blue Guardian program. The Police Department is planning a Pizza with the Police at MOD Pizza later in the month as an additional opportunity to meet. For more details on the Blue Guardian program visit https://www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/police-department/office-of-the-chief/blue-guardian.
Police incident information is available in the Community Crime Map
The public is able to access Pflugerville crime data online through a portal on the Pflugerville Police Department’s website at www.pflugervilletx.gov/crimemap.
The Pflugerville Police Department’s Community Crime Map allows the user to search by type of crime and location. The Community Crime Map allows citizens to make informed choices and be aware of any crime happening near their home or place of business. Data in the database includes data from January 2018 to today. Anyone with information about a crime is encouraged to either submit a tip through the Crime Map website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-990-6700. The city does send text messages during an emergency to notify residents of road closures or other issues. Sign up for Nixle text alerts by texting "PfPd" to 888777 or registering via email at www.nixle.com.
Make an effort to precycle and buy products that produce less waste
Pflugerville has a powerful curbside recycling program. While recycling numbers are strong, another way to help the environment is to “precycle,” a method at which to avoid needing to recycle by reducing the amount of packaging we purchase.
To participate, consciously buy products that have smaller amounts of waste and try to say goodbye to the recycle bin. We can’t reduce all of our waste, but these tips can help you reduce the amount of trash and amount of recycling items. Recycling has its own footprint as it requires energy to breakdown and repurpose the original material.
- Buy in bulk. Bulk products tend to have less outside packaging.
- Stay clear of individually-wrapped items which result in more trash and waste.
- Avoid single-use disposable items - Paper plates, utensils, and plastic water bottles are only used once. Stock your kitchen with durable reusable items.
- Opt out of advertisement/junk mail - Sign up to stop getting junk mail. Sign up at www.catalogchoice.org or contact the Direct Marketing Association at www.dmachoice.org and opt out of junk mailers. Try some of these tips and help reduce waste, trash, and recycling.
Visit the Heritage House Museum on February 3
The Heritage House Museum is open on the first Sunday of each month from 1 - 4 p.m. in Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. Tour the museum full of memories and facts about the history of Pflugerville.
Teen Night: Caption Bad Stock Photos
Compete to come up with the best caption for bad stock photography on Tuesday, February 5, from 6 - 7 p.m. at the Pflugerville Library. After the competition, teens can make their own bad stock photos. Ages 12 - 18 are welcome to participate.
All talents welcome at the Toddler Talent Show
Let your little one show off their talent in front of a friendly audience at the Toddler Talent Show on Wednesday, February 6 at the library. All talents are welcome, from singing to giving a high-five. Whatever their talent is, each participant will get a round of applause and a ribbon. The show starts at 10 a.m. This program is recommended for ages 18 months to 5 years.
Adopt a cat at Kitty Cafe
Come socialize with adoptable felines from Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) and enjoy a cup of cocoa or coffee at the library on Wednesday, February 6 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Anyone 5 and up is welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Wiggle Worm Storytime for Children with Special Needs
On Friday, February 8, children will enjoy fun movement activities, music, and interactive books, followed by sensory activities and crafts. Wiggle Worm Storytime is designed for children that have special needs, whether they have been officially diagnosed or not. The activities are planned at a pre-k developmental level, but all ages are welcome. Wiggle Worm Storytime takes place on the second Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Pflugerville Library.
Bring your extra supplies to the Craft Supply Swap
Get rid of extra craft supplies and pick out something new at the library on Thursday, February 7. Anyone age 18 and up is welcome. On the day of the swap, you must arrive no earlier than 5:30 p.m. and no later than 6 p.m. to have your items evaluated by staff. Due to the nature of the program, latecomers will not be accommodated. You will receive tickets based on the value of the items that you bring. Tickets can be used once the swap begins at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a bag to transport your supplies home. If you have items left at the end of the day, you may take them with you, or leave them with staff to be used at the library or donated to Goodwill.
Rules for Items:
- Bring items that are gently used or new only
- If items have been exposed to smoke or pet hair, they need to be labeled as such.
- Small tools are welcome, avoid bringing expensive and/or large machinery like sewing machines and die cutters.
- Arrive between 5:30 - 6 p.m. to have your items evaluated.
- Shopping with your tickets starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.
If you have any questions about your supplies, please call the library at 512-990-6375.
11th Annual Romance Readers' Social
We invite romance novel fans to the Pflugerville Library's 11th annual Romance Readers' Social on Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m. Enjoy crafts, refreshments, book signings, and a question-and-answer panel with the guest authors. Authors Tracy Wolff, Jolene Navarro, Cheryl Etchison, Catherine Avril Morris, April Kihlstrom, and Abigail Owen will be in attendance. This event is free and anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. For more information about this year's authors, visit the Romance Readers' Social event page or follow this event on Facebook.
Submit photographs for Images of Service - The City is collecting photographs from Pflugerville veterans and family members of Pflugerville residents for a historical archive of photographs from service. Details here.
Applications accepted for Teen Court - Pflugerville Teen Court is a new program providing an opportunity for Pflugerville teens to participate in the Municipal Court process. The City of Pflugerville is accepting applications from youth ages 10-17 to serve on the 2019 Teen Court which will consist of 25 youth and will meet on the second Wednesday each month starting on February 13 at 5 p.m. Training will be held the week of February 4. For additional information and to apply, visit https://www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/municipal-court/teen-court, email email@example.com or call 512-990-6285.
Register for the Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun Run - Mark your calendars for the Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun Run and Kids K on May 19, 2019. Registration for the race is only $25 before February 28 and includes a T-shirt that gives you free admission to the Deutschen Pfest. Registration for the Kids K is $15. For more information, including race preparation classes, team information and registration visit deutschenpfest.com.
STEM Club for kids - Every Monday at the library, kids ages 5 - 8 can creatively explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Join us on February 4 at 4 p.m. to make something with building straws. See the rest of the STEM schedule on the library event calendar.
Save the Date
February 28 - Black History Month Presentation - Attend the Black History Month Presentation by Kymberly Keaton of the Austin History Center at the library on February 28, 6 - 8 p.m. Anyone 18 and up is welcome. RSVP online or by calling the library at 512-990-6375. Refreshments will be provided.