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Key to the City July 26, 2019

Post Date:07/26/2019 10:30 AM


Key to the City July 26, 2019 
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Watch this week's Pflugerville Pfocus

This week's Pflugerville Pfocus includes recognition of our community's outstanding youth, achievements of the PCDC and a quarterly Capital Improvement Project report. Watch it online here:

Library Youth Programs on Break Beginning July 29

With the Summer Reading Program winding down, youth programs will be on a break starting July 29.  This means storytimes and other weekly youth programs will not happen in August.  But have no fear, normal youth programming will resume after Labor Day.  Library staff uses this time to plan upcoming events, order books, and catch up on many other library duties.  As we all catch our breath from a busy summer, remember adult programs will continue on their normal schedule.

Pastels art class at the Recreation Center August 5-9

Culinary Mischief - Pastels is one of the half-day camps at the Pflugerville Recreation Center. This is a fun-for-all, skill-enhancing workshop from August 5-9. Registration is available through August 1. 

Our domestic critters are up to no good in this five-day pastel workshop! We’ll use pastels to create amazing, “can’t-believe-I-drew-this” masterpieces. A mouse making soup, a dog eyeing the spaghetti and silly birds on cakes are some of the mischievously-delicious drawings students will create every day. Pastels are an amazing medium, that with good direction, can make an artist out of any rookie. No experience necessary. Registration available here

Mentzer PoolEnd of summer pool hours

As we get ready for back to school, City of Pflugerville pool hours are changing. We will be open the following hours, unless otherwise posted:

Gilleland Creek Pool (700 Railroad Ave)

  • July 30 - August 11: 1-8 p.m.
  • August 12 - September 1: closed weekdays, Saturday & Sunday, 1-8 p.m.
  • September 2 (Labor Day): 1-8 p.m.

Scott Mentzer Pool (901 Old Austin Hutto Rd.)

  • Regular hours through August 11
  • August 12 - September 1: closed weekdays, Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday, noon - 8 p.m.
  • September 2 (Labor Day): 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Windermere Pool (16800 Gower St.)

  • Closed starting August 5

For more information, visit

Last few days to donate for the Fill the Bus school supplies drive

City of Pflugerville is partnering with Pflugerville ISD through the end of July to collect new school supplies for students in need. Collection boxes are available at the Pflugerville Public Library, Pflugerville Recreation Center, City Hall and local businesses. Help us fill these boxes and give our students the supplies they need to succeed. Find out more on the PfISD website here

City Events

Pay it Forward Pflugerville at the Library

 2019-07-27 Pay It Forward Pflugerville - CORRECTED

Join us on Saturday from 2 - 4 p.m. for the official end of the summer reading program.  The entire library will be decorated in the winning team's color. Which team won? You'll have to come to the event to find out. Pay it Forward also offers opportunities to give blood, make toys for the animals at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter, decorate greeting cards for residents at the Pflugerville Care Center, talk to representatives from charitable organizations, and much more. The event is an opportunity for the entire family to give back to the community and spread a little kindness.

Crime Scene Analysis Presentation at the Library

Come to the library on Thursday, August 1 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. and learn about crime scene analysis from Pflugerville Police Department Crime Scene Techs Savannah Lobo and Bethany Harman and Civilian Director Bill Gibbens. The presentation will Include a fingerprinting activity. For those 18 and up only. Refreshments will be provided.

1/2 off Pflug Fun on July 29

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

Find out more about Pflug Fun, including prices at

What's Happening

Captain Marvel Celebration - Join the Pflugerville Public Library from 2 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 3 for crafts and a screening of Captain Marvel. For ages 5 and up. Cosplay is encouraged! Crafts will take place from 2 - 3 p.m. and the movie will start at 3 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Movie is rated PG-13, ©Walt Disney Pictures.

Plant Swap at the Library - On August 3 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. come to the library and swap plants with other members of the community.  Bring one, take one. Plants are only available for trade. Participants are also welcome to bring donations of seeds, plants, and cuttings. Please make sure the plants you bring are non-invasive, labeled, and have growing conditions included. All ages are welcome to attend.

Ice Cream Day at the Pfarmers Market - On Tuesday, July 30, Conner's Creamery will be joining us at the Pflugerville Pfarmers Market. Don't miss this tasty treat!

Save the Date

August 7 - Fall Recreation Class Registration begins online and in person at the Pflugerville Recreation Center. 

Bold Text - Fiction Writing Series, Part II: Boogers and All: Creating Believable Characters at the Library. 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.


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