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Carrollton Texas News and Events

Summer Computer Classes Continue – June 30

Computer classes will continue throughout the summer with Microsoft Excel Advanced classes Part 2 Saturday, June 30, 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 fourthSaturday of each month at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The schedule varies in June (see the list of class offerings below). 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 Excel Advanced Part 2: June 30 – Josey Ranch Lake Library
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

Books & Bites – June 30

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
Josey Ranch Lake Saturday, June 30 1-2 p.m.
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.

Tween Coding Continues – July 2

The Library is teaming up with Hour of Code to help introduce tweens to the basics of coding. This three week series beginning Monday, July 2 at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) will explore the fundamentals of coding through Minecraft and Star Wars, as well as 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 2

Teens are invited to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) for a three week series designed to teach them the basics of coding. Courses will be held from 3:30-4:40 p.m. Monday, July 2 through Monday, July 16. Space is limited; register online at carrolltonpl.libcal.com. To learn more, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Monday Funday – July 2

All ages are invited to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Monday, July 2 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 2 Game Night: Board Games & Crafts
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

The ABCs of Genealogy Summer Session Continues – July 2

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, pick up a flyer at either Library location or visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

4th of July Concert – July 3

Bring the whole family out to the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road) to enjoy the patriotic sounds of the New Horizons Band. In-N-Out Burger will be serving free box lunches beginning at 11 a.m., and the concert begins at noon. No registration required, but box lunches are limited to one per person and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/events or call 972-466-4850.

Tween Tuesdays: Karaoke – July 3

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 karaoke 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 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 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 (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

4th of July Closures

Carrollton City Hall, both Libraries, both Recreation Centers, the Senior Center, and Oak Creek Tennis Center will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for the 4th of July holiday. Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex will remain open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Indian Creek Golf Club will remain open from sunrise to sunset. Trash collection services will not be affected. Visit cityofcarrollton.com for regular hours of operation and online services.

4th of July Community Fireworks Display – July 4

The City will host a fireworks display over Josey Ranch Lake (1700 Keller Springs Road) Wednesday, July 4 after sunset at approximately 9:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to view the 15-minute show from the surrounding neighborhoods or from one of the available parking lots near the lake. There will be no on-site event. Carrollton Fire Rescue would like to remind citizens that it is illegal to possess, manufacture, store, sell, handle, or discharge fireworks within Carrollton City limits. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/fireworks or call 972-466-3593.

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.

Registration for Carrollton Police Entrance Exam Now Open

The City of 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.

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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