Key to the City April 26, 2019
Drug take-back day, Plazapalooza and more
Key to the City April 26, 2019
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Watch Pfocus for updates on Tuesday's City Council meeting
This week's Pflugerville Pfocus features the water conservation award the city received from the American Water Works Association for water conservation efforts and highlights upcoming city events including Plazapalooza, Café con la Policía, and Woofstock. Watch online at youtube.com/cityofpflugerville.
National Prescription drug take-back day is Saturday; PD accepts pills year-round in the dispatch lobby
The National Prescription Drug take-back day is on Saturday, April 27. Your Pflugerville Police Department accepts your prescriptions, prescription patches, vitamins and expired over-the-counter medications year-round at the after-hours entrance to the Police Department on the east side of the building. Don't flush medicines down the toilet or let them pile up in your medicine cabinet where they could accidentally get into the wrong hands. Bring your medications to drop off at the Police Department in the 24-hour after-hours lobby. Items not accepted include hydrogen peroxide, needles, ointments, aerosol cans, thermometers or inhalers.
Emergency Preparation Supplies sales tax holiday is April 27-29
The purchase of emergency preparedness supplies is offered tax-free during the 2019 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday this weekend from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 27 until midnight on Monday, April 29.
There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. Establish a kit now so you have everything you need in your home in case of an emergency. While the sales tax holiday is in effect, the City of Pflugerville encourages residents to shop locally and support local businesses and their owners. If you can find your item in the city limits, please shop in Pflugerville first. For more information about the 2019 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, and a list of qualifying supplies, visit https://bit.ly/2owrMrH.
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is April 30
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is observed each year on April 30. This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters.
Visit the Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) to check out the pets that are available for adoption. The animal shelter is located at 1600 Waterbrook Drive. For hours please visit the PAWS website. If you can’t adopt, check out other ways to help by volunteering at the shelter.
Summer recreation class registration begins May 1
Registration for summer classes at the Recreation Center begins on Wednesday, May 1 online and in-person at the Pflugerville Recreation Center (400 Immanuel Road). Classes include everything from dance and archery to art classes and robotics. Classes are available for all ages. For more information and to register, visit pflugervilletx.gov/classes.
Falcon Pointe Splash Pad opens May 1
City pools are open Memorial Day weekend, but in the meantime, if you need a way to cool off, head over to the Splash Park at 1813 Tranquility Lane in Falcon Pointe. The water is triggered by pressing a large button which provides about 30 seconds of play fun. Many children create a game out of pressing the button to instigate water play.
The Splash Pad is open daily from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. from May 1 - October 1. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/pools for more pool and swimming options.
Are you air ware?
The week of April 29 – May 3 is Air Quality Awareness Week. Air pollution can threaten our environment, economy and the health of our residents. This year’s theme is “Check the AQI & Get Outside." The goal of the campaign is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and encourage people to check the Air Quality Index (AQI) to find out the best time of the day to be active outdoors
Here are tips to help improve air quality:
- Help reduce pollution by reducing energy use – turn off lights, TVs and computers when not using them.
- Walk, bike or carpool to work.
- Don’t fuel your vehicles during the heat of the day to reduce emissions.
- Keep your vehicle operating with regular tune ups. If you see smoke or have an odor from your vehicle, get it repaired promptly.
- Keep your home flowerbeds and yards filled with plants. Plants help improve air quality as they convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and filter the air.
For more information on air quality, visit www.aircentraltexas.org.
Pick up a blue ribbon starting May 1 for Police Week
To recognize National Police Week 2019 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities, the Pflugerville Police Department will be handing out blue ribbons over the next several weeks.National Police Week 2019 is Sunday, May 12 through Saturday, May 18. Residents are encouraged to hang blue ribbons on trees in their front yard in support of law enforcement. You can pick up a blue ribbon beginning Wednesday, May 1 at the Justice Center (1611 Pfennig Lane) or at Café con la Policía on Friday, May 3.
Community Plazapalooza is April 27
As part of National Volunteerism Month, the City will host its first annual community engagement project, Main Street Plazapalooza. On Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., City employees and community volunteers will work together to build a plaza in Downtown Pflugerville next to City Hall. Come during the event and enjoy this new space. There will be art activities and food trucks onsite.
Poetry Reading and Craft at the Library
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the library on March 27, 2 - 3:30 p.m. The library will announce the winner of the annual poetry contest, host a reading from entrants and other members of the Pflugerville Poetry Society. Attendees can also work on a framed found poetry craft. This event is open to the public! Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend.
Woofstock is Sunday, April 28
The Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services hosts Woofstock from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. Shop booths of pet-friendly vendors and check out the animals up for adoption at the shelter. It's a great chance to adopt and buy supplies you'll need for bringing a pet into your home. Live music and food trucks are part of the fun.
Pflugerville Transportation Plan Open house
Visit the library on April 30 to provide feedback on the Pflugerville Pforward Master Transportation Plan from 5 -8 p.m. Go online and submit feedback on where future roadway expansions are needed, to highlight intersections you feel need extra attention and note high traffic areas. Your feedback will go into a final consolidated report. Submit online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/pforward.
Learn Herb Gardening Basics from a Master Gardener
Thereisa Coleman of the Travis County Master Gardener Association will teach you the basics of herb gardening at the library on Thursday, May 2, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided while supplies last. This program is for adults ages 18 and up.
Pflugerville Police Department hosts first Café con la Policía on May 3
The Pflugerville Police Department will host its first Café con la Policía from 7-9 a.m. on Friday, May 3 at La Casita located at 800 West Pecan Street.
El Departamento de Policía de Pflugerville tendrá su primer Café con la Policía el viernes 3 de mayo de 7-9am en La Casita, ubicada en 800 West Pecan Street.
Café con la Policía is an opportunity for the Latino community and police to join together and discuss important issues, build relationships and enjoy breakfast together. While all residents of Pflugerville are invited to attend, Spanish speaking officers and staff will be on site to have critical conversations about what the Police Department is doing to keep Pflugerville safe.
“We invite the Latino community in Pflugerville to join us for a cup of coffee and conversation,” Police Chief Jessica Robledo said. “Whether you speak Spanish, English or both, Café con la Policía is a chance for our whole community to come together.”
Game On! Board Games - Bring your friends and family to the library every Sunday for some games! On Sunday afternoons from 1 - 5:30 p.m., you can check out a game from the Library Greeter Desk to play in the building. We have games for all ages, from Candy Land to Settlers of Catan. Board games are rotated each week. If there is a particular game you want to play, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday with your request. For a list of games, view the Game On! Board Games event on the library calendar.
Bohls Playground reconstruction underway - The Bohls Park playground will be closed until mid-May while a new playground is installed. During construction, the fields and trails will remain open. Other surrounding playgrounds include Heritage Park, Pfluger Park and Creekside Park.
Register for the 5K Pfun run before the final price increase -If you haven't done so already, now is the time to sign up for the Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun run. Visit www.DeutschenPfest.com for more details.
Purchase your Deutschen Pfest T-shirt - Buy a souvenir shirt for the Deutschen Pfest and receive free admission while wearing the shirt all weekend long May 17-19. It’s a great deal! Purchase your shirt at City Hall (100 E. Main St., Ste 100) or at the Pflugerville Recreation Center (400 Immanuel Road). Kids shirts size small to large are $10. Adult shirts S-XL are $12 and $14 for a 2XL or 3XL.
Save the Date
May 7 - Pfarmers Market - Join us for the opening of the Pflugerville Pfarmers Market's regular season. From May through October, drop by the Green Red Barn (901 Old Austin Hutto Rd.) from 3-7 pm on Tuesdays for locally grown and prepared food and crafts.
May 11 - Teen Game Day - Bring your friends and hang out at the library for an afternoon of games on May 11, 2-4 p.m. There will be a Nintendo Switch, Wii, and PlayStation 4 available to play, plus a huge selection of board games and card games, including Exploding Kittens, Apples to Apples, Clue, Pictionary, Settlers of Catan, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, and more. If you attended D&D Teen Night in April, finish creating your character with help from Kasey Lansangan. Ages 12-18 are welcome.
May 17-19 - Deutschen Pfest - Come to Pfluger Park for a weekend full of activities. Friday night kicks off from 5 p.m. until midnight with live music, carnival and festival fun. Saturday there's a parade down Railroad Avenue to Main Street followed by the festival at the park. Sunday includes a 5K Pfun Run and Kids K. www.deutschenpfest.com
May 23 - Public Works Open House - Come visit the Pflugerville Wastewater Plant on Thursday, May 23 from 1-6 p.m. for a Public Works Open House. Come tour the plant, learn about the water cycle and take a picture on board some of the equipment used every day to keep your water and wastewater service operational. The plant is located at 15500 Sun Light Near Way.