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Posted : June 14, 2018 at 8:05 am
Author : leverton
Tags : ABC's of Genealogy, Carrollton, fire and rescue, hot weather safety, Texas, tween tuesdays

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Vertical Horizon to Open 9th Annual Festival at the Switchyard

The City of Carrollton is excited to announce Vertical Horizon as the first of two nationally known openers for the headlining entertainment at the 9th Annual Festival at the Switchyard. This year’s Festival will be held Saturday, November 3 in Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The City will announce the second Festival opening act in July followed by the headliner in August. Stay connected to all Festival entertainment information as well as vendor updates at carrolltonfestival.com ( http://carrolltonfestival.com/ ) and on social media at facebook.com/CarrolltonFestival ( http://facebook.com/CarrolltonFestival ) and twitter.com/CarrolltonFest ( http://twitter.com/CarrolltonFest ) . For more information about Vertical Horizon, visit verticalhorizon.com ( http://verticalhorizon.com/ ) .

Neighborhood Networking Workshop: Sign Topper Grants – June 13

Decorative sign toppers are a great way to make your neighborhood stand out. These signs can create a sense of pride for residents and bring neighborhoods together. Come out to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Wednesday, June 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to learn more about how the Neighborhood Enhancement Matching Grant Program can help your neighborhood association acquire such signs. The Workshop will be held in the Environmental Room. For more information and to register, visit cityofcarrollton.com/nnworkshops ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/nnworkshops ) .

2018 Pool Season Pass Holders’ Party – June 15

All 2018 season pool pass holders are invited to an exclusive pool party Friday, June 15 from 7-10 p.m. at the Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex (1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway). This party is only open to individual and family pass holders. It’ll be a night full of games, summertime fun, and of course swimming. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/calendar ) or call 972-466-9833.

Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening for Seniors – June 15

Seniors are invited to visit the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road) for a free blood pressure and blood sugar screening Friday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but a Senior Center membership card or day pass is required to attend. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/calendar ) or call 972-466-4850.

Pint-Sized Polka – June 16

Nationally-known children’s polka musician Mike Schneider (“Uncle Mike”) and his band from Milwaukee will perform at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m.Attendees will hear everything from sing-alongs to the chicken dance. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/library ) or call 972-466-4800

The Lava Luau – June 16

Celebrate the beginning of summer with a luau! This family-friendly, summertime kick-off party will be held Saturday, June 16 from 3-9 p.m. in Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street). Come enjoy live music, vendors, contests, and photo opportunities. Hosted by Aloha Amigo Productions. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/thelavaluau ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/thelavaluau ) .

Teen Anime Club – June 17

Teen Anime Club starts up again Sunday, June 17 at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). This month Ancient Magus’ Bride will be shown. Meet like-minded people once a month to talk, watch anime, and do anime-related activities. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/library ) .

Tween Coding Continues – June 18

The Library is teaming up with Hour of Code to help introduce tweens to coding basics. This three week series on coding will be held every Monday at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) throughJune 25 and Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) beginning Monday, July 2 through Monday, July 16. Classes are held from 2-3 p.m. and space is limited. Register online atcarrolltonpl.libcal.com ( http://carrolltonpl.libcal.com/ ) . For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/library ) or call 972-466-4800.

Teen Coding Continues – June 18

Join the Carrollton Public Library for a three week series designed to teach teens the basics of coding. Classes will be held at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) every Monday through June 25 and Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) beginning Monday, July 2 through Monday, July 16. Classes are from 3:30-4:40 p.m. Space is limited; register online at carrolltonpl.libcal.com ( http://carrolltonpl.libcal.com/ ) . To learn more, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/library ) or call 972-466-4800.

Monday Funday – June 18

All ages are invited to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) June 18 for Monday Funday. These family fun events are completely FREE and will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Monday this summer through August 6. Activities vary from week to week, alternating between movie nights and game nights. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/library ) or call 972-466-4800.

Date
Activity

Monday, June 18
Movie Night: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), PG

Monday, June 25
Game Night: Life-Sized Board Games

Monday, July 2
Game Night: Board Games & Crafts

Monday, July 9
Movie Night: Moana (2016), PG

Monday, July 16
Movie Night: Cars 3 (2017), G

Monday, July 23
Game Night: Makerspace Challenge

Monday, July 30
Game Night: Glow Night - Glow in the Dark Games

Monday, August 6
Movie Night: Lego Ninjago (2017), PG

The ABCs of Genealogy Summer Session Continues – June 18

Looking to find your long lost relatives? Join other fledgling genealogists for sessions led by Carrollton resident and local expert J.T. McKinney. Free classes are held from 7-9 p.m. every first and third Monday at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). Courses do not require registration, but the second class of each month at each Library location will cover a practical application of the tools introduced in the prior session. The summer series will focus on search tools, including websites, family trees, search engines, and by popular demand, Find A Grave™. For a full schedule, pick up a flyer at either Library location or visit cityofcarrollton.com/library ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/library ) .

Tween Tuesdays Begin – June 19

Rock this summer’s Tuesdays with Tween Tuesdays at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). These weekly activities are designed with tweens in mind and include everything from karaoke to a Jedi Academy. Space is limited; register online at carrolltonpl.libcal.com ( http://carrolltonpl.libcal.com/ ) . For ages 10-13; only sign up for one time slot for events that require registration. For more information, visitcityofcarrollton.com/library ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/library ) .

Date
Time
Theme
Registration Opens

June 19
2-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m.
Tween STEAM
Tuesday, June 5

June 26
2-4 p.m.
Movie Day: Spider-Man Homecoming(2017), PG-13
Not Required

July 3
2-4 p.m.
Tween Karaoke
Not Required

July 10
2-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m.
Tween STEAM
Tuesday, June 26

July 17
4-6 p.m.
Tween Games
Not Required

Reunion Hispania – June (junio) 19

Una cena para nuestros invitados hispano-parlantes se lleva a cabo el tercer martes de cada mes en el Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road). Únase a la diversión el martes, 19 de junio a las 3 p.m.Traiga su comida favorita para compartir y participe de los juegos. Para participar de este evento necesita ser mayor de 50 años y tener una membresía de Senior Center o un pase por el día. Para más información, visite cityofcarrollton.com/calendar ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/calendar ) o llame 972-466-4850.

A dinner for our Spanish-speaking guests is held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road). Join the fun on Tuesday, June 19 at 3 p.m. Bring your favorite food to share and participate in games. A Senior Center membership card or day pass is required to participate in this event. For ages 50+. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/calendar ) or call 972-466-4850.

City Council Meeting – June 19

The public is invited to attend all City Council meetings. The Council generally meets the first and third Tuesday of each month in the City Council Chamber on the second floor at City Hall (1945 E. Jackson Road). The worksession begins at 5:45 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Minutes of meetings become available after City Council adopts them, usually at subsequent meetings. Check for updates atcityofcarrollton.com/calendar ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/calendar ) .

Teens Take Over Tuesdays Begin – June 19

Come hang out at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for this special after hours teen program. Sessions will be held June 19, July 10, July 31, and August 14. This won’t be the Library you’re used to. Hang out with friends, play video games, craft, and goof around all summer long. A permission slip is required to participate; slips can be picked up at either Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) or Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and can be downloaded online at cityofcarrollton.com/library ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/library ) . For more information, call 972-466-4800.

Adult Coloring for Seniors – June 20

Coloring may sound like a simple activity to ward off boredom, but it can actually improve your health. A research study found that adults 65 and older who engaged in creative activities had better overall health, used less medication, and had fewer health problems. Ages 50+ are invited to the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road) on Wednesday, June 20 at 1 p.m. to color away. Each month a drawing is selected for Artist of the Month. The winner’s creation is framed and hung in Dr. Nanda Bysani’s USMD office in Carrollton. All supplies are provided and no registration is required. A Senior Center membership card or day pass is required to attend. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/calendar ) or call 972-466-4850

Summer STEAM Rocks Continues – June 20

Come out to Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. this summer for fun explorations into the world of STEAM. Through this interactive program, participants will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in fun and innovative ways. Classes are open to ages 6-10. Registration is required and opens two weeks before each program. Space is limited; sign-up atcarrolltonpl.libcal.com ( http://carrolltonpl.libcal.com/ ) or call 972-466-4800 for assistance.

Date
Theme
Registration Opens

Wednesday, June 20
Survival Rocks
June 6

Wednesday, June 27
The Perot Rocks
June 13

Wednesday, July 11
Caves Rock
June 27

Wednesday, July 18
Engineering Rocks
July 4

Wednesday, July 25
Food Rocks
July 11

Wednesday, August 1
Stars Rock
July 18

Wednesday, August 8
Fossils Rock
July 25

Wednesday, August 15
Music Rocks
August 1

Carrollton Appoints New Pro-Tem Positions

The City Council appointed members John Sutter and Young Sung as Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, respectively, during the June 5 meeting. Sutter was recently re-elected to place 7 in May; his term will expire in 2021. Sung was elected to Place 6 in 2017 and will complete his term in 2020. For more information on the Carrollton City Council, visit cityofcarrollton.com/council ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/council ) .

Carrollton Encourages Hot Weather Safety

The City of Carrollton reminds residents to exercise caution in the heat. Although heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable, each year an average of 658 people succumb to extreme heat. To prevent heat-related illness, limit outdoor activity, stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible, drink more water than usual, wear and reapply sunscreen, and wear lightweight light-colored clothing. The City would also like to remind residents never to leave children or pets in automobiles. Last year, 42 children in the U.S. died after being left in hot cars. For more tips regarding hot weather safety, contact Carrollton Fire Rescue at 972-466-3070, Carrollton Animal Services at 972-466-3420 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/news ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/news ) .

Registration for the Carrollton Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Continues

Rock out with the Carrollton Public Library by joining this year’s Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock™, offering online access through READsquared. Age-specific programs are available for listeners (0-4), kids (5-9), tweens (10-13), teens (14-18), and adults (19+).

Track your reading hours online, earn points, and progress levels. Points can be used to buy raffle tickets for prize packs, including items such as signed books, gift cards, and educational toys for listeners and kids; Amazon gift cards, backpacks, school supplies, VR headsets and controllers for tweens and teens; and signed books, an Amazon gift card, a Kindle Fire 7, and a Google Chromecast for adults. Visit the store on READsquared to see a complete list of prize packs and items included. Winners are drawn at the exclusive End of Summer Pool Party on Friday, August 17 and posted online the following day.

Prizes are also earned for each level attained. Move up a level for every one hour of reading for listeners; two hours of reading for kids, tweens, and teens; or five hours of reading for adults. Level 10 completes the program, but keep reading to reach super levels and earn more points.

Register for the Summer Reading Program at carrolltonlibrary.READsquared.com ( http://carrolltonlibrary.readsquared.com/ ) . Usernames from last year are still valid. Physical reading logs to keep track of books and minutes are also available at both Libraries for those without internet access. The program runs through Thursday, August 16 and is sponsored by the Friends of the Carrollton Public Library. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/library ) or call 972-466-4800 for registration assistance.

City Implements Public Works Emergency Response Team Trailer

Carrollton is the first city in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to implement a Public Works Emergency Response Team (PWERT) trailer. The trailer is designed to respond to regional disasters and is equipped with chainsaws, pole-saws, air compressors, water pumps, generators, barricades, an industrial wet/dry vacuum, and extra supplies. Funding for this trailer was provided by the federal 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program. The City maintains the (PWERT) trailer in a climate-controlled facility at its Central Service Center (2711 Nimitz Drive). For more information on Carrollton’s emergency preparedness, visitcityofcarrollton.com/emergencymanagement ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/emergencymanagement ) .

Water Restrictions in Effect

Each year, the City of Carrollton’s Water Conservation Plan calls for restrictions on time-of-day watering beginning April 1. Mandatory watering restrictions include prohibited use of automatic irrigation systems between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1 to October 31. Time-of-day restrictions help conserve water by minimizing evaporation and wind drift during the warmest hours of spring and summer. This allows more water to penetrate deep into the soil promoting healthier roots for plants and turf grass. The following voluntary outdoor watering schedule is in place: Addresses ending in a 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 (even numbers) may water Sundays and Thursdays; addresses ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 (odd numbers) may water Saturdays and Wednesdays.

Protect your landscape and your wallet by watering early in the morning (well before sunrise) and deeply by breaking long watering cycles into two or three shorter cycles. You can find more detailed instructions about outdoor watering at cityofcarrollton.com/water ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/water ) .

Carrollton Fire Rescue Encourages Pool Safety

Carrollton Fire Rescue (CFR) encourages parents to watch young children while in the bathtub and to designate a responsible adult to supervise children when swimming or playing in or around water. “Touch supervision” should be provided for preschoolers. Drowning occurs quickly and quietly, so adults should not be involved in any other distracting activities. For more information and tips on pool safety, visitcityofcarrollton.com/poolsafety ( http://cityofcarrollton.com/poolsafety ) .

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