Carrollton Texas News and Events

Tax Assistance by AARP Continues – March 30

Volunteers with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) provide free tax return assistance. Bring identification, 2016 tax return, and all documents and information for 2017. Assistance is offered every Monday at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday, April 16 and every Friday at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Friday, April 13. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

Quarterly Craftivity For Adults – March 31

Spring is in the air! Join in for tips, tricks, and take-away gifts at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) for Quarterly Craftivity on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to noon. It’s all about gardening this month. Registration is now open, and supplies are limited. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

Easter Closures – April 1

Hebron & Josey Library, Josey Ranch Lake Library, Rosemeade Recreation Center, and Oak Creek Tennis Center will be closed on Sunday, April 1 for the Easter holiday. Indian Creek Golf Course will remain open. For regular hours of operation and online services, visit cityofcarrollton.com.

Save Money & Water – Free Irrigation Inspections Available Beginning April 1

Free irrigation inspections are available again this year through the City’s Save Water by the Yard program. Eligible Carrollton Water Utilities residential customers with in-ground irrigation systems can apply to receive the inspections through September 30 or until funds are exhausted.

Save Water by the Yard inspection service includes a consultation by a licensed irrigation expert who will check the settings on the sprinkler system’s control box, check all system lines for leaks and improperly functioning sprinkler heads, and provide customers with tips on system maintenance and water conservation. Residential customers who previously participated in 2016 or 2017 are ineligible for an inspection in 2018. For more information or to make an appointment for an inspection, call 972‑466-3120.

For more information on Carrollton water conservation, visit cityofcarrollton.com/water or contact the Public Works Department at 972-466-3425 or Water Utilities at 972-466-3120.

People Helping People Volunteer Project – April 7

In celebration of National Community Development Week recognized April 2-7, the Carrollton Neighborhood Advisory Commission (NAC) will host a citywide People Helping People Volunteer Project onSaturday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Council members, commissioners, and citizens will come together to make needed repairs on a qualifying, low income home in south Carrollton. All work completed is done by volunteers in the community over age 14. For more information or to RSVP to volunteer, visit cityofcarrollton.com/cdbg or call 972-466-9121.

City Council Meeting – April 3

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.

Financial Literacy Classes for Millennials and Beyond Begin – April 3

In recognition of Financial Literacy Month, the Carrollton Public Library will be hosting a series of free classes in April aimed to help people in their 20s and 30s and all adults better manage their money, eliminate student loan debt, buy their first house, and prepare for the future. The classes will be held every Tuesday in April from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and everySaturday in April from 2-3:30 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). No registration is required.

In the first week of classes focused on budgeting, learn how to create and live within a budget, monitor your spending, and get the most out of your money. During the second week, learn about the rule of 72, how interest works, the three Ds of investing, and taxes in the saving and investing focused classes. The third week will focus on debt management; discover why a credit score is so important, how to manage student loan debt, and what it takes to buy that first house. The fourth and final week of classes will focus on protection, including life insurance, wills, and legal documents needed to plan your or your parents’ financial future.

For more information about the classes, or to view a full schedule of offerings, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

Homeschool Book Club – April 4

Ages 7+ are invited to stop by Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) for Homeschool Book Club on Wednesday, April 4 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. This program introduces homeschool children to new authors and genres, includes open discussions about new books, and allows them to explore the Library’s many resources, as well as complete a hands-on activity. This group meets on the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

LEGO® Challenge – April 4

All ages are invited to attend the Library’s monthly LEGO® night. New building challenges will be provided the first Wednesday of each month for children, their parents, and the rest of the community. Come out to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) on Wednesday, April 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

Egret/Heron Nesting Deterrent Patrol

Egret and heron nesting season is now underway. Through mid-May, Animal Services will be patrolling some residential areas of the community to deter egrets and herons from nesting. The City thanks residents in advance for their patience, as many of the tools used (screamers, bangers, and propane cannons) create loud noises and can be disturbing. The City encourages residents to join the prevention effort by trimming tree canopies to allow light to shine between limbs and other trees, removing old nesting material, and hanging visual deterrents such as owls, scare-eye balloons, or reflective tape if necessary. Report heron and egret activity to Animal Services immediately by calling 972-466-3420. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/animalservices.

Entry Forms Now Available for National Library Week Bookmark Contest

In celebration of National Library Week, children are invited to create a bookmark showcasing why they love libraries, reading, and books, and then submit their entry at either Library anytime between Sunday, April 8 and Saturday, April 14. Winners from each age group (4-12,13-18) will receive a prize, and their bookmarks will be reproduced and distributed at both Libraries. Entry forms are now available at both Libraries and online at cityofcarrollton.com/library.

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