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Key to the City September 6, 2019

Post Date:09/06/2019 10:00 AM

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Key to the City September 6, 2019
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Check out the Library Youth Programs Resuming September 9

2019-09-17 Cosplay and Costuming Club

The regular schedule for youth programs at the library resumes with some exciting new additions on September 9 including weekly story times, home school clubs, tween programming, teen programming, special events and much more. You and your family can find something for youth of all ages just about any day of the week. Some highlights include STEM Club for ages 5 - 8 (Mondays, 3:30 - 4 p.m.), Techie Tweens for ages  8 - 12 (4th Wednesday of the month, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.), and the Cosplay and Costuming Club for teens (3rd Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.). This is just the tip of the iceberg. Remember, getting your kids into the library for any reason can help inspire a lifelong love for reading. Come visit often! For a full listing of programs and events see the library calendar.

September is National Preparedness Month

We never know when disaster will strike, but we can prepare. National Preparedness Month (NPM) provides an opportunity to remind us that to prepare now and throughout the year.
How to stay prepared:

  • Make an emergency plan – Meet with everyone in your household and establish a meeting place that is easy to find.
  • Sign up for alerts and warnings in your area – The Pflugerville Police Department uses Nixle to send geographically-targeted alerts directly to you by text message or email. Notifications may be narrowed down by location, so Nixle users may opt to receive messages that affect their home, school and/or work areas. Sign up at www.nixle.com or text PFPD to 888777.
  • Learn your evacuation zone and have an evacuation plan – plan how you will leave and where to go if advised to evacuate. If evacuated, check with local officials to see when it’s safe to return home.
  • Don’t forget about your pets – have an emergency available for pets that includes food, waste bags, leashes/harnesses, photos of pets, toys, medications and any other items necessary. Have your pet microchipped and make sure your contact information stays current.

A reminder: if you need assistance when the City is closed, call the citizen's communications hotline at the Police Department at 512-990-6700. If there is an emergency, please call 911.

Chili Pfest full of vendors; seeking cook teams

chili potThis year's Pfall Chili Pfest is no longer accepting applications for food, arts and crafts and commercial vendors. However, chili cook teams are in high demand. Applications are available online at www.pfallchilipfest.com. Gather your family, friends or coworkers and form a team - no experience required.

On the vendor wait list? Businesses are allowed to form a cook team as long as they are not selling anything from their booth. Contact events@pflugervilletx.gov with any questions.

Pflugerville Police Department receives $20,488 from TxDOT grant programs

On August 28, the Pflugerville Police Department was awarded $20,488 from the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs (STEP) grant and Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) grant for promoting safe driving throughout the year. This is the second year Pflugerville Police Department has participated in the STEP grant program and the $12,000 received through that grant will be used for proactive traffic enforcement to ensure that Pflugerville streets are safe. The Pflugerville Police Department also received $8,488 from the IDM grant program which will go to DWI/DUI enforcement this year.

These grants are the result of the Pflugerville Police Department’s efforts to promote safe driving through community education and increased enforcement of DWI/DUIs, distracted driving, other moving infractions and seat belt laws. Over the past year, Pflugerville Police Officers have visited schools, resource fairs, and events to share information about wearing seat belts, the dangers of distracted driving and to hand out Child ID kits. Every Tuesday, the Department’s Facebook and Twitter pages feature Traffic Tip Tuesdays, that share information, reminders and tips about safe driving.

The Pflugerville Police Department also held a Spring Break Safety press conference on Facebook Live in coordination with the kick-off of an increased dedicated enforcement to prevent and stop traffic violations during Spring Break. This safety initiative resulted in 277 stops over March 15-25, 2019 that resulted in 96 citations and 105 warnings, creating an opportunity to further educate the community.

Last year, the Pflugerville Police Department received $12,000 through the STEP Grant, which funded community education and enforcement of traffic laws in the City of Pflugerville.

City Events

Music in the Park featuring Caboose tonight

Come tonight to Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road for live music featuring Caboose from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy the tunes you know and love from this award-winning variety band. Songs include R&B, soul, funk, Motown, classic rock, 80's one-hit-wonders, country and standards from the 50's to the 10's. Bring your family, friends, pets, blankets and picnics to Pfluger Park for free fun. Come early and pick up a snack from this week's food vendors Sno Island and Taco Queen.

It's a day for the dogs! Pfurry Splash Party at Scott Mentzer Pool

Grab your four-legged friend and come to Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, on Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a special splash day at the pool. Admission is $5 per dog (includes two humans) and $3 per extra human. Don't forget to bring cash for admittance.

All dogs must be vaccinated for the following:

  • DPP (distemper, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza): 1 or 3-year vaccine required
  • Bordetella: 6 months or 1-year vaccine required
  • Rabies: 1 or 3-year vaccine required

All dogs attending must be spayed/neutered.

Printed vaccination records as proof of current vaccinations must be provided upon entry. (pet tags do not qualify)

This event is not open swim for humans. Swimming is discouraged while dogs occupy the pool. Entrance and exit of the pool is for dog assistance only. Standing in shallow beach area is allowed. Children are strictly prohibited from swimming during this event.

Download the required waiver online and view event rules at https://parks.pflugervilletx.gov/events/aquatic-events/pfurry-splash-party. Stay tuned to the Parks and Recreation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PflugervilleParksandRec  and website for updates on weather conditions.

Beginner Ukulele for Teens and Adults at the Pflugerville Public Library

beginner ukulele lessons

Get started with the ukulele at this three-week series beginning on September 11 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Musician Lee Chatterton will teach beginners ages 12 and up how to tune a ukulele, play basic chords, and strum. Participants must have a ukulele and a functioning ukulele tuner. Some ukuleles are very inexpensively made or sold as toys, and will not work for this class. Teens and adults only (ages 12 & up). Registration is required and space is limited. Before you register, please confirm that you can attend all three sessions: September 11, September 18, and September 25.

What's Happening

Register for fall swim lessons today - Parks and Recreation is now offering fall swim lessons for children ages 3-10 at Gilleland Creek Pool. Register now for lessons starting as soon as next week here.

Senior Crafternoon: Glass Fusing - Come to the library on Monday, September 9 at 2 p.m. to design a pendant, pair of earrings or ring using raw glass pieces. (Piece will be fired by staff and will need to be picked up at a later date.) Materials will be provided while supplies last. This program is intended for those 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up may attend.

Tween Hangout Night - Tweens can stop by the library for a special activity just for them on Tuesday, September 10 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. This month is game night. The program is for children ages 8 - 12. Refreshments available while supplies last. This is a come-and-go event, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the end of the event in order to participate.

Plan your National Night Out Party - Now is the time for homeowners associations and neighborhoods to begin to plan National Night Out parties. Organize a block party in your neighborhood. Complete a Registration Form for your party and submit it to the Pflugerville Police Department so police, city officials, and other emergency personnel can visit. There is a new online form this year that makes signing up even easier. Check it out today at pflugervilletx.gov/nno.

Save the Date

September 13 - Music in the Park - 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Pfluger Park. It's the last Music in the Park of the season featuring Steel Betty, an Americana band. More information at pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark.

September 14 - Public Safety Day - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pfield (1440 W. Pecan St.). Come out for a bicycle rodeo, meet Pflugerville PD K-9 officers, see police vehicles, learn about olice Department programs and events.

September 17 - Transportation Master Plan Open House - Receive updates on the Transportation Master Plan for the City a Kelly Lane Middle School, 18900 Falcon Pointe Boulevard, from 5-8 p.m. The Open House follows the interactive Wikimap feedback the City received earlier this year recording resident feedback on areas of congestion, increased inter-modal options and maintenance and safety recommendations. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/pforward for more information.

September 20 - Park(ing) Day - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. next to City Hall, 100 E. Main. For one day each year, a pop-up park appears in downtown Pflugerville. Stop by for games, activities and more pfun.

September 21 - Environmental Clean Up Day - 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Park Crest Middle School. Environmental Clean Up Day is an annual event hosted by the City of Pflugerville to encourage residents to recycle and allow for proper disposal of items. Visit pflugervilletx.gov/cleanup for a full list of items accepted./p>

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