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Key to the City July 12, 2019

CAMPO plan feedback, Field Mojo at 1849 Park, after hours event at the Library and more.
Post Date:07/12/2019 9:30 AM

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Key to the City July 12, 2019 
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City News

Watch this week's Pflugerville Pfocus

This week's Pflugerville Pfocus includes information on public comment for CAMPO's regional transportation plan, Parks and Recreation month, the revised noise ordinance and non-profit group Friends of PAWS. Watch online at www.youtube.com/cityofpflugerville

Provide feedback for CAMP transportation plans

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is conducting a regional study to evaluate potential concepts and improvements for arterial roads in our area, including the MoKan corridor. CAMPO is accepting public comments on their current plan through Monday, July 15 at 5 pm. You can view the plan online at https://www.campotexas.org/ and submit comments via email, mail, in person or fax.

Pflugerville City Council adopts amended noise ordinance

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On Tuesday, the Pflugerville City Council approved an amended noise ordinance. Effective immediately, this ordinance reduces maximum noise levels from 85 decibels to 70 decibels during the day and 65 decibels at night in residential areas and extends daytime hours on weekends. Similar to neighboring cities, this restricts activities like loud music and equipment outside of specific hours, with a few exceptions. The amended ordinance also adds a permitting process for music venues, special events and construction projects, and gives police officers more discretion in enforcement. To find out more, read our press release here

City Events

Austin Field Mojo at 1849 Park

As part of our celebration of Parks and Recreation Month, Austin Field Mojo is visiting Pflugerville on our new sports grounds at 1849 Park on Sunday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Anyone can play this unique sport, and all ages and fitness levels are welcome. Find out more about Field Mojo by visiting their website fieldmojo.com.

Teen Night After Hours: A Night at Hogwarts

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Teens are invited to the library on July 19 from 7 - 9 p.m. for a special Harry Potter night! After the library closes, teens will spend the evening at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Dress up as your favorite witch, wizard, or other magical being for a night of games and crafts. Help those in need by bringing a new pack of socks for Dobby's Sock Drive. Donations will go to the SAFE Alliance. This after hours event is open to teens ages 12-18 only. Parents may accompany their teen, but must remain with their teen at all times or in the Great Hall. Younger siblings and friends are not permitted. Regular library services will not be available during the event. Email amandac@pflugervilletx.gov for more information.

Feeling left out? Tweens will have their chance to celebrate Harry Potter later this month. Join us at the library on July 24 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Tween Summer Book Club for an exploration of the entire Harry Potter Series.  Fans will discuss the books while making a craft.  Ages 8-12. Space is limited. Materials will be available while supplies last.

Pfinal Pfamily Pfloat Night July 19

On July 19 from 8-10 p.m., join us for the last Pfamily Pfloat Night at Scott Mentzer Pool this summer. In addition to all the pfun of a night swim, we have an inflatable slip and slide, discounted concessions and more.

Admission is $5 for adults (14+) and $3 for children, cash only. Pfloating Movie

Fiction Writing Series for Adults at Pflugerville Public Library

Join author and retired professor Tracey Lander-Garrett in this fiction writing series from July through September from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Anyone 18 and up is welcome. Space is limited. Schedule is as follows:

July 17: Fiction Writing: Setting from Scratch: Fantasy & Sci-Fi World-building
In this workshop, participants will study the trappings of various sci-fi and fantasy settings before creating their own fantastical worlds.

August 7: Fiction Writing: Boogers and All: Creating Believable Characters
In this workshop, participants will learn how to produce fictional characters that seem like real people by imbuing them with character-defining flaws and other traits.

August 21: Fiction Writing: Beyond Cat Scares: Creating Suspense and Terror
In this workshop, participants will examine the different types of terror and how to use the five senses to create spine-chilling scenes.

September 4: Fiction Writing: Page Turners: Angst & Danger in YA & Romantic Fiction
In this workshop, participants will observe how a protagonist’s emotional and physical danger keep the reader riveted and jeopardize their own characters to similar effect.

What's Happening

Juggling Show at the Library - July 17 at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Matt Tardy presents this high-energy show filled with world-class juggling, amazing feats of strength and flexibility, and hilarious audience interaction. Free tickets for the event will be available at the Greeter Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

Intermediate Computer Classes at the Library - Are you or someone you know trying to brush up on computer skills?  Come to the intermediate computer class held the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m at the library. This class is intended for those with some computer experience. Registration is encouraged. Upcoming subjects include: July - Microsoft Word, August and September - Email, October and November - Using the Internet.

Teen Night: Murder Mystery at the Heritage House Museum - The library will host this special night of mystery at the Heritage House on July 23 from 7 - 9 p.m. Registration is required. Register and pick up your character packet at the library checkout desk. The Heritage House Museum is located at at 901 Old Austin Hutto Rd. This event will begin on time, so plan to arrive 10 minutes early. All teens must be picked up by 9 p.m.

Visit the Heritage House Museum - The Heritage House is open for self-guided tours each Tuesday from 3 - 7 p.m. during the Pfarmers Market in Heritage Park.  Learn about local history and explore a historic house built in 1913.  The museum is also open the first Sunday of each month, hosted by the Heritage House Partners from 1 - 4 p.m.

Senior Aqua Aerobics - Every Monday at noon and Wednesday at 3:45 p.m. in July, join us at Gilleland Creek Pool for Aqua Aerobics. This class is great for senior citizens and others with limited mobility to get exercise. Space is limited, and you can pick up a one class pass for $5 or a $40 pass for a whole session at the Recreation Center. For more information visit pfseniors.com

Pfarmers Market opens every Tuesday - Visit the Pfarmers Market from 3 - 7 p.m. at Heritage Park from now until the end of October. The market brings fresh, locally grown and prepared foods to the Pflugerville community. Vendors sell a variety of produce including tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, squash, okra, garlic, melons, peaches, and grapes; artisan baked goods; honey; flowers; eggs; free-range meats; salsas, pickles, and jams; fruits and plants. To learn more about the market, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket. 

Save the Date

July 25 - Friends of the Library Book Sale - The Friends will offer their quarterly book sale all day in the library's great hall.  Buy low-cost items and support library programs in the process.

July 27 - Pay It Forward Pflugerville - Spread kindness throughout Pflugerville and beyond! The Library will provide opportunities to give back to the community with activities and volunteer organizations at the event from 2 - 4 p.m.  Have you been participating in the Summer Reading Program? Be sure to stop by to find out which team read the most hours this summer. The entire library will be decorated in the winning team's color. We still have spots available for more volunteer organizations.  If your organization is interested in participating in this event, please contact amandac@pflugervilletx.gov for more information.

July 29 - 1/2 off Pflug Fun - As part of Parks and Recreation Month, enjoy 1/2 off at Pflug Fun watercraft rentals at Lake Pflugerville. Open from 10 am - 7 pm on weekdays, Pflug Fun is the only place at Lake Pflugerville to rent kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards.