Carrollton Texas News and Events

LEGO® Challenge – January 3

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 and their parents. Come out on Wednesday, January 3 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

Twelve Days of Winter Break – Continues through January 7

Have kids who need activities to keep them busy before heading back to school next week? Bring them to the Carrollton Public Library! Different activities will be featured every day through Sunday, January 7 at both the Josey Ranch Lake location (1700 Keller Springs Road) and the Hebron & Josey location (4220 N. Josey Lane). For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

January 4 @ 2-3 p.m.: Zooflakes: Paper Animal Snowflakes – Hebron & Josey Library; Ages 6+

January 5 @ 2-3 p.m.: Board Game Day – Josey Ranch Lake Library; All Ages

January 6 @ 2-3 p.m.: Finger Knitting – Josey Ranch Lake Library; Ages 6+

January 7 @ 3-4 p.m.: Blizzard! Story & Snow Globe Making – Hebron & Josey Library; Ages 6+

Teen Board Game Night – January 4

Time to test those friendships and see if they can survive a game night! Bring your friends and try out the latest and greatest games. Betray your friends in The Resistance or show off your art skills in Telestrations. With so many board games to choose from, there’s something for everyone! Ages 13-18 are invited to Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) on Thursday, January 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information on teen programs at the Library, visit CPLTeen.wordpress.com, facebook.com/CPLTeenLeague, or find CPLTeenLeague on Instagram.

The ABCs of Genealogy Classes Begin – January 9

Looking to find your lost relatives? Join other fledgling genealogists for sessions led by Carrollton resident and local expert, J.T. McKinney. Free classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon every other Tuesday beginning January 9 at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). There is no class on April 3, but instead the course continues on April 10 and ends on April 24. Free classes will also be held from 7-9 p.m. every other Monday beginning January 15 at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). There is no class on April 9, but instead the course continues on April 16 and ends on April 30. The course does not require registration, but the second class of the month will cover a practical application of tools introduced in the prior session. This spring, classes will delve into census data from 1790 – 1940, covering four decades each month. Visit cityofcarrollton.com/library for a full schedule.

City Council Meeting – January 9

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 work session 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 at cityofcarrollton.com/calendar.

Registration Now Open for City of Carrollton Firefighter Entrance Exam

Become a part of the award-winning Carrollton Fire Rescue team. Registration for the City of Carrollton firefighter entrance exam will remain open through Friday, February 2. The exam will be administered Saturday, February 3 at 9 a.m. in the Newman Smith High School cafeteria (2335 N. Josey Lane). After registering for the exam, candidates will be emailed a link to complete an employment application. For more information and qualification details, or to register for the exam, visit cityofcarrollton.com/fire.

Carrollton Public Library Story Times Resume

Free weekly story times for preschoolers have resumed for 2018 at the Carrollton Public Library.

  • Mother Goose Time for Babies is held at 11 a.m. on Mondays at Hebron and Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road).
  • Toddler Time for children ages 1-3 is held at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at Hebron & Josey Library, as well as at 10:15 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays at Josey Ranch Lake Library.
  • Story Time for ages 3-6 is held at 11 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays at Josey Ranch Lake Library, as well as at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays at Hebron & Josey Library.
  • Family Story Time for ages 3-6 is held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Hebron & Josey Library.
  • Saturday Story Time for ages 3-6 is held on the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Hebron & Josey Library beginning January 6 and the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library beginning January 13 and will last through March. Additional Saturday Story Times will be offered at Hebron & Josey Library on March 31 and April 28 and at Josey Ranch Lake Library onApril 7.
  • Playtime Picnic for ages 0-6 is held from 12-2 p.m. every Tuesday at Hebron & Josey Library and from 12-2 p.m. every Friday at Josey Ranch Lake Library.

For more information about Library programming or story times, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.

Recycling Christmas Lights

With many taking down holiday decorations as the season comes to a close, it is important to remember that Christmas lights cannot be recycled through Waste Management, but should be recycled if possible. There are centers that do recycle the lights and provide alternatives to trashing non-working strands. HolidayLEDS.com is one vendor that will recycle strands of lights and send the recycler a coupon for 15% off future Christmas light purchases. Christmas Light Source in Fort Worth is also hosting their Recycling Program, in which proceeds from the recycled lights benefit Toys for Tots, and the recycler receives a coupon for 10% off a future Christmas lights purchase. For more information, visit Christmas-light-source.com. For more information on what can and can not be recycled by Waste Management, please visit cityofcarrollton.com/solidwaste.

2018 Recycling Calendar Available Online

Visit marketing.services for a printed copy.

Free Trial of Select Fitness Classes During the Month of January

Has eating too much of mom’s famous fudge over the holidays got you making a few New Year’s resolutions? The City can help. With a vareity of classes, equipment, and activities to choose from, you can create the perfect fitness routine for you. Drop in for a one-time FREE TRIAL of select group fitness classes during the month of January. For a list of available classes, check out page 25 of the latest issue of Leisure Connections, or visit cityofcarrollton.com/leisuremag.

Carrollton’s Newest Leisure Connections Magazine Now Available

Visit cityofcarrollton.com/leisuremag to check out the latest issue of Carrollton’s Leisure Connections. The January – April 2018 issue includes details regarding City events, activities, and programs during those months. Leisure Connections is also now available in hard copy at both recreation centers, both Libraries, the Senior Center, and City Hall.

City-sponsored activities at recreation centers, both Carrollton Public Library locations, and other leisure facilities include athletic league opportunities, community events, and classes for adults and children. Registration remains open for residents and non-residents, and classes are underway.

Jump into the New Year with a 2018 Carrollton Pet Calendar

Is getting organized your New Year’s Resolution? We can help! Plan for your best year yet and support Carrollton Animal Services by purchasing a 2018 Pet Calendar. In an effort to raise funds for our furry friends, the calendar was developed through a Pet Photo Contest which ran from February to August 2017 and called on local pet lovers to submit photos of their adorable animals. Calendars are now available for $10 (includes tax) at City facilities. The City of Carrollton extends its gratitude to everyone who submitted photos of their pets for entry into the 2018 Carrollton Pet Photo wall calendar. For more information on the City’s photo contest, visit cityofcarrollton.com/petphotocontest.


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