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Carrolloton Texas News and Events This Week

Conchas con la Chota – July 7

Únase a sus vecinos y al Departmento de Policía de Carrollton para las Conchas con la Chota. Esta es una reunión recurrente de la comunidad. No hay discursos ni agendas, así de simple: una oportunidad informal para que los ciudadanos y los oficiales se conozcan mejor. Únase a nosotros en el Restaurante Típico (2007 E. Belt Line Road) el sábado 7 de Julio de 9 a 11 a.m. Conchas con la Chota es una estupenda manera de compartir sus ideas, comentarios y preocupaciones; o de presentar la policía a sus niños en un ambiente amigable y casual. Para más información, visite la páginacityofcarrollton.com/calendar

Join your neighbors and the Carrollton Police Department for Conchas con la Chota. This is a recurring, come-and-go community get together. There are no speeches or agendas, just simply an informal opportunity for citizens and officers to get to know each other better. Join us at Tipico’s Restaurant (2007 E. Belt Line Road) Saturday, July 7 from 9-11 a.m. Conchas con la Chota is a great way to share your ideas, comments, and concerns, or introduce your children to police in a friendly, casual setting. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar.

Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED + First Aid Class – July 7

Carrollton Fire Rescue has a goal for as many citizens as possible to obtain a CPR/AED and First Aid course completion card, and is extending a challenge to the local community: get trained, save a life. The next scheduled CPR/AED + First Aid course is set for Saturday, July 7 from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road). The session is $40 for Carrollton residents and non-residents.

The City of Carrollton encourages local businesses to schedule on-site training courses with CFR to establish a safer environment should a cardiac episode occur in the workplace. For more information or to schedule a workplace training, call 972-466-4901. To register for the upcoming Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED + First Aid courses, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Education Section.

The Strike, Scrape, and Shake Show – July 7

Performer and educator Mark Shelton is bringing his one-man show to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Saturday, July 7 at 10 a.m. This high-energy performance is intended for ages 6 and up and created to introduce people to the world of percussion. Be prepared to get into the act as you listen to Mark strike, scrape, and shake all kinds of instruments. For more information, visitcityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Summer Computer Classes Continue – July 7

Computer classes will continue throughout the summer with Microsoft Word Intermediate classes in July, and an introduction to social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn in August. Courses will be offered the first and second Saturday of each month at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and the third and fourth Saturday of each month at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Registration for each free class is required and begins two weeks before the program date. Space is limited; register online at carolltonpl.libcal.com or call 972-466-4800 for more information.

Microsoft Word Intermediate Part 1: July 7 – Hebron & Josey Library

July 21 – Josey Ranch Lake Library

Microsoft Word Intermediate Part 2: July 14 – Hebron & Josey Library

July 28 – Josey Ranch Lake Library

Facebook & Twitter August 4 – Hebron & Josey Library

August 18 – Josey Ranch Lake Library

Instagram & LinkedIn August 11 – Hebron & Josey Library

August 25 – Josey Ranch Lake Library

Board Games for Adults – July 7

Board games are so much more than the Chutes and Ladders or Monopoly of childhood. Visit the Library and check out new and trendy games. Whether you’re looking for a game to test strategy, social deduction skills, or just looking for a trivia game, we’ve got you covered. Feel free to bring your own games to share with others. Game on! Ages 18+ are invited to this free event at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) Saturday, July 7 from 2-5:30 p.m. Available games include Wits & Wagers, Telestrations, Utter Nonsense, Dixit, Ultimate Werewolf, Tsuro, Bang! The Dice Game, The Resistance, and more. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

Movie on the Square: Wonder – July 7

Bring the whole family out for an evening of entertainment and fun! Wonder (2017), PG will be shown Saturday, July 7 at sunset on the Downtown Carrollton Square (1106 S. Broadway Street). Watch as August “Auggie,” born with Treacher Collins syndrome, faces mainstream middle school for the first time. The Children’s Craniofacial Association will be there to educate attendees on their “Wonder” kids, and the City’s new Special Populations Coordinator will be helping kids create sensory bottles. Sponsors of the summer Movie on the Square series include Dallas Medical Center, Perfection Auto Detail, and Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford-Carrollton. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/downtown.

Tween Coding Continues – July 9

The Library is teaming up with Hour of Code to help introduce tweens to the basics of coding. This three week series will continue Monday, July 9 at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). TheJuly 9 class will explore the fundamentals of coding through Star Wars, and the July 16 class will introduce JavaScript. Classes are held from 2-3 p.m. Space is limited; register online at carrolltonpl.libcal.com. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Teen Coding Continues – July 9

Teens are invited to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) on Monday, July 9 for the second class in a three week series designed to teach them the basics of coding. The July 9 class will introduce JavaScript and the July 16 class will introduce Python. Space is limited; register online at carrolltonpl.libcal.com. To learn more, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Monday Funday – July 9

All ages are invited to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Monday, July 9 for Monday Funday. These family fun events are completely FREE and are held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Mondaythis summer through August 6. Activities vary from week to week, alternating between movie nights and game nights. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Date Activity
July 9 Movie Night: Moana (2016), PG
July 16 Movie Night: Cars 3 (2017), G
July 23 Game Night: Makerspace Challenge
July 30 Game Night: Glow Night – Glow in the Dark Games
August 6 Movie Night: Lego Ninjago (2017), PG

Books & Bites – July 9

Interested in finding new books to love? Join in for a new book-focused program on the second Monday of each month this summer from 7-8 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and the last Saturday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

Location Date Time
Hebron & Josey Monday, July 9 7-8 p.m.
Josey Ranch Lake Saturday, July 28 1-2 p.m.
Hebron & Josey Monday, August 13 7-8 p.m.
Josey Ranch Lake Saturday, August 25 1-2 p.m.

Swim Lessons Continue with Third Session Beginning – July 9

Recreational swim lessons continue with the next session beginning Monday, July 9 at Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex (1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway). There are three sessions remaining this summer and each session is two weeks long. Classes are held Monday through Thursday.

Session 3: Monday, July 9 – Thursday, July 19
Session 4: Monday, July 23 – Thursday, August 2
Session 5: Monday, August 6 – Thursday, August 16

Swim lessons are sanctioned and approved by the American Red Cross and taught by certified water safety instructors and qualified instructor aides. To view a full list of class offerings and to register, visitcityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Aquatics section.

The ABCs of Genealogy Summer Session Continues – July 10

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 noon every second and fourth Tuesday at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). Registration is not required, 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 focuses on search tools, websites, family trees, search engines, and by popular demand, Find A Grave™. For a full schedule, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

City Council Meeting – July 10

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.

Tween Tuesdays: STEAM – July 10

Ages 10-13 are invited to rock Tuesdays this summer 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 movies to a Jedi Academy. Space is limited for events that require registration; only sign up for one time slot at carrolltonpl.libcal.com. To learn more, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Date Time Theme Registration Opens
July 10 2-3 p.m.

4-5 p.m.

Tween STEAM Tuesday, June 26
July 17 2-4 p.m. Tween Games Not Required
July 24 2-3 p.m.

4-5 p.m.

Tween Escape! Tuesday, July 10
July 31 2-4 p.m. Movie Day: Thor Ragnarok (2017), PG-13 Not Required
August 7 2-3 p.m.

4-5 p.m.

Jedi Academy Tuesday, July 24
August 14 2-3 p.m.

4-5 p.m.

Back to School Tuesday, July 31

Teens Take Over Tuesday – July 10

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. Teen Tuesdays will be held 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. For more information, call 972-466-4800.

Second Wednesday Book Club for Seniors – July 11

Join other seniors at the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road) Wednesday, July 11 at 10 a.m. and enrich your reading experience with some lively discussion. This month, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult will be discussed. Volunteers lead this book club the second Wednesday of every month. A membership card or day pass is required to attend. For ages 50+. For more information, visitcityofcarrollton.com/calendar or call 972-466-4850.

Summer STEAM Rocks: Caves Rock – July 11

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 date. Space is limited; sign-up at carrolltonpl.libcal.com or call 972-466-4800 for assistance.

Date Theme Registration Opens
July 11 Caves Rock June 27
July 18 Engineering Rocks July 4
July 25 Food Rocks July 11
August 1 Stars Rock July 18
August 8 Fossils Rock July 25
August 15 Music Rocks August 1

Registration for Carrollton Police Entrance Exam Now Open

The Carrollton Police Department has opened registration for the next Civil Service exam, the first step in the time-honored process of becoming a public safety officer. The exam will be administered on Saturday, July 21 at 8:30 a.m. at Newman Smith High School (2335 N. Josey Lane). The department provides extensive, paid training, state-of-the-art equipment designed to protect and serve the community, generous compensation (starting salary is $60,229), and numerous resources for its officers. For more information and to register, visit cityofcarrollton.com/police.

Registration for Carrollton Firefighter Entrance Exam Now Open

Become a part of the award-winning Carrollton Fire Rescue (CFR) team. Registration for the City of Carrollton firefighter entrance exam is now open and will remain open through Friday, July 13. After registering for the exam online, candidates will be emailed a link to complete an employment application and personal history statement (PHS). Applications and PHS must be completed by Friday, August 17. The exam will be administered Saturday, August 4 at 9 a.m. in the Newman Smith High School cafeteria (2335 North Josey Lane). For more information and to apply, visit cityofcarrollton.com/fire.

Summer Lunch Program Continues

School’s out for the summer, and that means hundreds of local children are looking for a place where they can meet their friends, have fun, and eat healthy meals. The FREE Summer Food Service Program is ready to meet the demand. Carrollton’s Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Kids Bring Life Inc., a local non-profit that will be coordinating food service. This non-profit is certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture to serve meals for the summer lunch program. Food will be served Monday–Friday at the sites and times listed below.

Crosby Recreation Center

1610 E. Crosby Road

Lunch: 12-1 p.m.

Rosemeade Recreation Center

1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway

Lunch: 12-1 p.m.

The program runs through Friday, August 17, and is open to all children, regardless of income. People who are over age 18 and enrolled in school programs for people with disabilities can also receive meals at no charge. For the most up-to-date information on summer food meal sites and hours of operation, call 2-1-1 or visit summerfood.org.

For more information about the program, call 972-466-9804.

City Advises Residents to Be Aware of Potential Roofing Scams

The City advises residents to be aware of potential roofing scams in response to the recent hail storms. The following is a list of helpful tips from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to help residents successfully navigate through legitimate companies and scams. Citizens are encouraged to contact their insurance company to ask about their policy coverage and specific filing requirements, and to save all receipts. Do the research and seek out references from friends and relatives. Resist high-pressure sales tactics, be proactive in selecting a contractor and not reactive to sales calls or door-to-door pitches. When answering door-to-door contractors, ask for identification and check their service vehicle for a business name. Additionally, be mindful when having work performed on areas of the home that are not easily accessible or visible. Residents who feel that they are the victim of a home repair scam are encouraged to call the office of the Texas Attorney General at 1-800-252-8011.

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