Tonic to Join as Festival at the Switchyard Opening Act
Internationally known ‘90s rock band Tonic will join Vertical Horizon as an opening act for the City of Carrollton’s 9th Annual Festival at the Switchyard on Saturday, November 3 in Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street). With six top 10 singles and more than 4 million records sold, Tonic is a musical powerhouse that has helped usher rock ‘n’ roll into the 21st century. The group released their debut album,Lemon Party, in 1996 with its featured monster hit “If You Could Only See.” 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. This year’s Festival headliner will be announced next month. So stay connected on all Festival entertainment information at carrolltonfestival.com, and on social media at facebook.com/CarrolltonFestival and twitter.com/CarrolltonFest. For more information about Tonic, visit toniconline.com.
Retirement: Making Your Money Last – July 12 & July 17
The Library will host a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) Thursday, July 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and Tuesday, July 17 from 1-2 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). Learn how to develop a strategy for your investments and how to handle unexpected expenses. All adults are encouraged to attend, especially those who are considering retirement soon or those already retired. For more details, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.
Neighborhood Networking Workshop: Parks and Trails – July 12
Come out to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Thursday, July 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. to learn more about everything Carrollton Parks and Recreation has to offer. Whether you’re planning a staycation or just looking for something new to do, there’s loads of summer fun right here in beautiful Carrollton. Presented by Parks Manager Kim Bybee and Recreation Manager Heather Smith. For more information and to register, visit cityofcarrollton.com/nnworkshops.
Blood Pressure & Sugar Screening for Seniors – July 13
Seniors are invited to the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road) for a free blood pressure and blood sugar screening Friday, July 13 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 or call 972-466-4850.
Swim-in Cinema – July 13
Swim-in Cinema returns to Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex (1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway) this summer with two showings. Join us Friday, July 13 for Moana (2016), PGand Friday, August 10 forWreck-It Ralph (2012), PG. Open swim begins at 7 p.m. and goes till dusk; the featured film will begin shortly afterward. Ticket prices vary by age and residency. Children 3 and under are free. The price is $3 for residents ages 4-6, $5 for residents over the age of 6, and $7 for non-residents over the age of 6. A $2 discount is available to pool season pass holders. Presentation of driver’s license is required to receive resident rates. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/events.
Registration for Carrollton Firefighter Entrance Exam Ends July 13
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.
Boot Camp on the Square – July 14
Start your weekend off right with Boot Camp on the Downtown Carrollton Square (1106 S. Broadway Street) Saturday, July 14 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. This FREE all-levels fitness boot camp taught by Camp Gladiator instructors is held the second Saturday of each month. Bring a water bottle and a mat. No pre-registration is required. Weather permitting. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/downtown.
Yoga on the Square – July 14
Break a sweat and stretch it out with Yoga on the Downtown Carrollton Square (1106 S. Broadway Street) Saturday, July 14 from 9-10 a.m. This FREEall-levels yoga class is held the second Saturday of each month. Whether you’re new to yoga or a long-term practitioner, this class is designed for everybody. Wear comfortable clothing that is not too loose and bring a water bottle and mat. No pre-registration required. Weather permitting. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/downtown.
Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED Class – July 14
Carrollton Fire Rescue has a goal for as many citizens as possible to obtain a CPR/AED course completion card and is extending a challenge to the local community: get trained, save a life. The next scheduled CPR/AED course is set for Saturday, July 14 from 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road). The session is $25 for Carrollton residents and non-residents.
The City of Carrollton encourages local businesses to schedule on-site training courses with CFR to establish what could be 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 courses, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Education section.
Summer Computer Classes Continue – July 14
Computer classes 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 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
Teen Anime Club – July 15
Teens are invited to Teen Anime Club at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) Sunday, July 15 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. This month we’ll be showing My Hero Academia: Season 2. Meet like-minded individuals once a month to watch, talk about, and do anime-related activities. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.
Tween Coding Continues – July 16
Teen Coding Continues – July 16
Teens are invited to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Monday, July 16 from 3:30-4:40 p.m. for a self-led introduction to coding course. This session will introduce teens to Python programing language. Space is limited; register online at carrolltonpl.libcal.com. To learn more, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.
Monday Funday – July 16
All ages are invited to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Monday, July 16 for Monday Funday. These family fun events are completely FREE and are held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. everyMonday 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 or call 972-466-4800.
|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 16
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 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.
Chivalry Rocks – July 17
Ages 6-10 are invited to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Tuesday, July 17 at 1 p.m. for Chivalry Rocks! Visit with a knight, hear a story about courage, and learn the Code of Chivalry. Are you chivalrous enough to be knighted or appointed to the Order of Chivalry? To learn more, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.
Tween Tuesdays: Games – July 17
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.
|July 17||2-4 p.m.||Tween Games||Not Required|
|July 24||2-3 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.|
|Jedi Academy||Tuesday, July 24|
|August 14||2-3 p.m.|
|Back to School||Tuesday, July 31|
Reunion Hispania – July (julio) 17
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, 17 de julio 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, July 17 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.
Adult Coloring for Seniors – July 18
Coloring may sound like a simple way 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, July 18 at 1 p.m. to color away. Each month a drawing is selected as the 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 or call 972-466-4850.
Summer STEAM Rocks: Engineering Rocks – July 18
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 prior to the program date. Space is limited; sign-up atcarrolltonpl.libcal.com or call 972-466-4800 for assistance.
|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 additional resources for its officers. For more information and to register, visit cityofcarrollton.com/police.
Carrollton Fire Rescue Wins American Heart Association Award
Carrollton Fire Rescue Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and paramedic teams recently received the 2018 Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Level EMS Recognition Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) for superior response efforts specifically in the area of cardiac care. This is a step up from the Gold EMS Recognition received in 2017 and an improvement from the Silver Level Award in 2016. The AHA developed the Mission: Lifeline Recognition Program to recognize emergency service organizations that meet the guidelines of care from the AHA and the American College of cardiology in the pre-hospital care of patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction – the deadliest form of a heart attack. For more information about Carrollton’s awards and accolades, visit cityofcarrollton.com/awards-accolades.
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.