Carrollton, Texas News and Events

Stone Temple Pilots to Headline 9th Annual Festival at the Switchyard

The City of Carrollton is excited to announce Stone Temple Pilots as the headlining entertainment for the 9th Annual Festival at the Switchyard on Saturday, November 3 in Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street). The Grammy® award-winning group’s debut album, Core (1992) featuring hits “Plush,” “Creep,” and “Wicked Garden” was a huge success, making it to number three on the Billboard Top 200 chart. STP went on to sell more than 35 million albums worldwide with the release of Purple (1994), Tiny Music (1996), No. 4 (1999), and Shangri-la Dee Da (2001). Now, more than 25 years after the band’s formation, Stone Temple Pilots has shifted lead vocals to Jeff Gutt, a veteran of the Detroit music scene. Founding member Eric Kretz said the transition was virtually seamless.

In addition to free concerts, the award-winning Festival at the Switchyard features free live entertainment, free rides and games, free activities for children of all ages, and an array of food vendors and Festival booths to shop from. The event is held on the streets of Downtown Carrollton, just off IH-35E and Belt Line Road, steps away from the Downtown Carrollton Station on the DART Green Line. Stay connected to all Festival entertainment information at carrolltonfestival.com, and on social media at facebook.com/CarrolltonFestival and twitter.com/CarrolltonFest. For more information about Stone Temple Pilots, visitstonetemplepilots.com.

Job Search Jumpstart Series: Presenting Your Best Image – August 15

The Carrollton Public Library is offering a series of courses this August designed to help local job hunters in their pursuit of employment. The second course, Presenting Your Best Image, will be Wednesday, August 15 at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). First impressions are important, so learn how to prepare for the big day with tips on everything from skincare to introducing yourself. There are three sessions remaining, two in English and one in Spanish. All courses are held from 7-8 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library. English courses are held on Wednesdays, and Spanish courses are held on Mondays. No registration required. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Presenting Your Best ImageWednesday, August 15
Éxito en la Entrevistalunes, 20 de agosto
Interview SuccessWednesday, August 22

No Preschool Classes August 17 – September 3

The last of the summer early literacy classes for preschoolers is Thursday, August 16. Preschool classes will resume again at both Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) on Tuesday, September 4 and run through Friday, November 30. To learn more about preschool classes offered this fall, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Summer Lunch Program Continues through August 17

Summer’s almost over but there is still some time for local children to 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 services. This non-profit is certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture to serve meals for the summer lunch program. Food is 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 may 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.

The ABCs of Genealogy Summer Session Continues – August 20

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 Mondayat 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 previous 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.

Reunion Hispania – August (agosto) 21

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, 21 de agosto 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 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, August 21 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 or call 972-466-4850.

City Council Meeting – August 21

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 of City Hall (1945 E. Jackson Road). The worksession begins at 5:45 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. The minutes of the meetings become available after City Council adopts them, usually at subsequent meetings. Check for updates at cityofcarrollton.com/calendar.

First Positive Mosquito Trap of the Season, Ground Spraying Scheduled

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed one mosquito sample testing positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in Carrollton this week. This sample was collected from the mosquito management area 5B. Area 5B is located between Old Denton Road, Trinity Mills Road, Josey Lane, and Keller Springs Road. This area can be viewed in detail at cityofcarrollton.com/westnile.

Carrollton Animal Services conducted ground-based spraying in the neighborhoods outlined above, on Tuesday, August 14, and will spray again on Wednesday August 15, beginning around 9 p.m. and continuing until completed. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds in excess of 15 mph or inclement weather.

The City of Carrollton is taking action to “Fight the Bite.” The surveillance program has 14 fixed testing sites. Each week mosquitoes will be collected from seven of these sites and the following week the next seven will be tested. The City of Carrollton conducts mosquito trapping each week of mosquito season, April-October, and has collected a total of 98 samples so far this year.

The City reminds citizens of the importance of following the four Ds: use insect repellants that contain DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptusany time you are outside; DRESS in long, loose, and light-colored clothing when outside; DRAIN all areas of standing water in and around your home; and limit outdoor activities during DAWN and DUSK when mosquitoes are most active. Free mosquito dunks are available to residents at the Carrollton Animal Services Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road). Staff is only able to provide one package per resident, while supplies last. For more information or to view the map of City testing sites, visit cityofcarrollton.com/westnile.

Check Out Carrollton’s Fall 2018 Leisure Connections

Visit cityofcarrollton.com/leisuremag to check out the latest issue of Carrollton’s Leisure Connections. The September-December 2018 issue includes details regarding City events, activities, and programs during those months. Hard copies of Leisure Connections are available at Crosby Recreation Center, Rosemeade Recreation Center, Hebron & Josey Library, Josey Ranch Lake Library, City Hall, the Carrollton Senior Center, and other City facilities.

The fall issue includes City-sponsored activities at recreation centers, both Carrollton Public Library locations, and other leisure facilities, including athletic league opportunities, fitness classes, community events, courses for adults and children, and gymnastic classes.


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