Carrollton Texas News and Events This Week

UNIDOS Meeting – August 30

El Departamento de Policía de Carrollton les invita a asistir a la próxima reunión de UNIDOS el 30 de agosto a las 6:30 p.m. en el Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road). UNIDOS es un programa que asisten a los residentes hispanos de Carrollton. Las juntas de UNIDOS se hacen cada tres meses y son en español. El Departamento de Policía de Carrollton con la ayuda de otros departamentos de la ciudad de Carrollton presentan el programa. La intención del programa es hacer un recurso central para los residentes que hablan español y para presentar información y dar asistencia sobre las areas de importancia para la comunidad hispana.

Join us on Thursday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road) for UNIDOS. The program is hosted by the Carrollton Police Department with support from the City of Carrollton and surrounding law enforcement agencies. The goal of the program is to act as a resource for Spanish-speaking residents and present information to provide help in areas of importance to the Hispanic community. UNIDOS meetings are held every quarter and conducted entirely in Spanish. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/unidos.

Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED Class – September 1

Carrollton Fire Rescue has a goal for as many citizens to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) use as possible and is extending a challenge to the local community: get trained, save a life. The next scheduled CPR/AED class is set for Saturday, September 1 from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road). The session is $25 for both 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 class, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Education section.

Fall Computer Classes Begin – September 1

This fall, the Carrollton Public Library is offering a series of computer courses beginning Saturday, September 1 with computer basics. Courses are from 10:30 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month at either Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) or Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). Learn about computer basics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, coding, and professional networking platform LinkedIn. Registration for each class begins two weeks prior to the program date. Space is limited; register online at carrolltonpl.libcal.com. For more information, visitcityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Course Date Location
Computers: The Basics September 1 Hebron & Josey Library
Microsoft Excel: Beginners September 15 Josey Ranch Lake Library
Microsoft Excel: Intermediate October 6 Josey Ranch Lake Library
Microsoft Excel: Advanced October 20 Josey Ranch Lake Library
Microsoft Word: Beginners November 3 Hebron & Josey Library
Microsoft Word: Intermediate November 17 Hebron & Josey Library
Coding: Beginners December 1 Josey Ranch Lake Library
LinkedIn December 15 Hebron & Josey Library

Game On: Board Games for Adults – September 1

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 and 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, September 1 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 or call 972-466-4800.

Preschool Classes Resume – September 4

Preschool classes will resume again at both Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Tuesday, September 4 and run through Friday, November 30. This fall the Carrollton Public Library is offering several new classes such as Libros y Amigos (Books and Friends), a bilingual story time, and sensory story time, designed for children ages three and up who have sensory integration challenges. To learn more, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

The ABCs of Genealogy Fall Session Begins – September 4

Looking to find your long lost relatives? Join other fledgling genealogists for sessions led by Carrollton resident and local expert J.T. McKinney. The ABCs of genealogy classes are held at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning September 4 through October 16 and at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) from 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month beginning September 10 through October 22. The series focuses on search tools, websites, family trees, search engines, and by popular demand, Find A Grave™. Registration is not required. For a full schedule, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or pick up a flyer at either Library.

City Council Meeting – September 4

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.

Homeschool Book Club – September 5

The Carrollton Public Library would like to invite all homeschoolers ages 7-10 to Homeschool Book Club Wednesday, September 5 at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). This club, designed for homeschool children and facilitated by homeschool parents, will be held every first Wednesday of the month through December 5 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Read aloud, be exposed to new authors and genres, discuss books, explore the Library’s many resources, and complete hands-on activities. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

LEGO® Challenge – September 5

Bring the whole family to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Wednesday, September 5 to discover new building challenges at LEGO® Challenge. This event is from 6:30-8 p.m. every first Wednesday of the month through December 5. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Downtown Fever & Texas Flood Joins Stone Temple Pilots for 2018 Festival at the Switchyard

High energy cover bands Downtown Fever and Texas Flood will join openers Vertical Horizon and Tonic and headliner Stone Temple Pilots for Carrollton’s 9th Annual Festival at the Switchyard on Saturday, November 3 in Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street).

Texas Flood, a dynamic DFW blues-rock band, takes the stage first. Paying tribute to one of the most iconic blues artist of all time, Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as giving listeners a look into the future of blues with their own music and style. Following Texas Flood, Downtown Fever takes the stage. Created in the image of the legendary Emerald City Band, Downtown Fever is not your average party band. The group comprises some of the most talented musicians Dallas has to offer. They’ll perform songs ranging from Frank Sinatra, to 80’s pop-rock, to the hits of today that are sure to get Festival goers dancing and singing along.

The Grammy® award-winning band, Stone Temple Pilots, is sure to rock the City of Carrollton’s Festival at the Switchyard. The group’s debut album, Core (1992) featuring hits such as “Plush” 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 later, the band has shifted lead vocals to Jeff Gutt, a veteran of the Detroit music scene. Founding member Eric Kretz said the transition was virtually seamless.

A full Festival entertainment schedule, as well as the entire music lineup, will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay connected to all Festival entertainment news at carrolltonfestival.com, and on social media at facebook.com/CarrolltonFestival and twitter.com/CarrolltonFest. To learn more about Downtown Fever, visit dallasdowntownfeverband.com. To learn more about Texas Flood, visit texasflood.net.

Carrollton Public Works Recognized by TCEQ

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) presented the City of Carrollton Public Works Department with a certificate of appreciation during the annual Public Drinking Water Conference Tuesday, August 7 in Austin, for relief efforts performed after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Coast on August 25, 2017. TCEQ stated that the City of Carrollton and nine other cities in the state mobilized their own resources to assist affected communities bringing systems back online. For more information about Carrollton Public Works, visit cityofcarrollton.com/publicworks.

Broadway Street closed at Vandergriff Drive

In a continuing effort to improve safety and upgrade local infrastructure, the City of Carrollton is currently constructing a major drainage enhancement along Vandergriff Drive in Historic Downtown Carrollton. This drainage system connects the system under the Union Station property with the recently completed system constructed as part of the IH-35E project. By removing this system constriction, the potential for flooding in this area of Downtown Carrollton is significantly reduced.

Due to the complexity of the underground utilities, this project requires the closure of Broadway Street at the intersection of Vandergriff Drive. The contractor has scheduled approximately two months for this closure. Traffic will be detoured to Elm Street. The parking area north of Vandergriff Drive will be open for the duration of the project except for a couple of spaces adjacent to the construction.

Questions can be directed to Chief Inspector Brian Markheim at 972-466-9147.


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