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Carrollton Texas News, Events and Updates

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 every first Wednesday of the month through December 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

College & Continuing Education Fair – September 6

Learn about college and university admission requirements at the Carrollton Public Library’s College and Continuing Education Fair on Thursday, September 6 from 4:30-7 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). Representatives from more than 20 universities and colleges will be there to discuss everything from the cost of tuition and qualifying for financial aid to alternative routes in continuing education. University panelists will also be present to discuss things like dorm life, deciding what undergraduate major and minor to pursue, and seeking financial aid. For more information, visitcityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Teen Game Night – September 6

Ages 13-18 are invited to Teen Game Night Thursday, September 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). Test those friendships and see if they can survive a game night! Bring your friends and betray them in The Resistance or show off your art skills in Telestrations. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Boot Camp on the Square – September 8

Start your weekend off right with boot camp on the Downtown Carrollton Square (1106 S. Broadway Street) Saturday, September 8 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 – September 8

Break a sweat and stretch it out with yoga on the Downtown Carrollton Square (1106 S. Broadway Street) Saturday, September 8 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.

Pooch Pool Party – September 8

Say goodbye to the dog days of summer at the 15th annual Pooch Pool Party on Saturday, September 8 from 1-4 p.m. at Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex (1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway). Admission is $5 per dog but free for humans. The Carrollton West Pet Hospital will be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. providing free rabies vaccinations, and Carrollton Animal Services will be offering free on-site City pet registration. The brand new 2019 Carrollton Pet Photo Calendar will also be available for $10. All calendar proceeds benefit the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road). For more information about the Pooch Pool Party, visit cityofcarrollton.com/events or call 972-466-9816.

Step on the Square – September 8

Slip on those boots and hit the dance floor for an evening of two-stepping under the stars at Step on the Square in Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street) on Saturday, September 8 from 6-9 p.m.Bring a date or find a partner on the dance floor for a night of classic country covers from local band Big City Outlaws. Two-step dance lessons will be provided all night long between song sets. Come early to enjoy local shopping and dining or visit one of the many food trucks that’ll be serving a variety of cuisine. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/downtown or call 972-466-9135.

Teen Anime Club – September 9

Ages 13-18 are invited to Teen Anime Club from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 9 at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). This month the Library will be showing Fairy Tail. Meet with like-minded individuals once a month to watch, discuss, and do anime-related activities. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

The ABCs of Genealogy Fall Session – September 10

Looking to find long lost relatives? Join other fledgling genealogists this fall 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 through October 16 and at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) from 7-9 p.m. the second and fourthMonday of the month 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.

Boards & Commissions Applications Accepted through September 10

Applications are still being accepted for the 2018 Boards & Commissions appointments in October. City government depends on residents who volunteer their time and expertise as members of boards, commissions, and committees. By lending a more diverse viewpoint for the City Council to consider, their actions help shape and influence public policy. Citizen involvement is vital in setting the direction for Carrollton’s future. City Council is accepting applications until Monday, September 10 at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to apply, visit cityofcarrollton.com/government/boards-commissions.

Community Garage Sale Applications Due – September 10

Browse through local booths to find that next hidden treasure at the Community Garage Sale on Saturday, September 15 at Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carrollton Residents can rent a space for $25 and non-residents for $27.50. Each space is 10’x10’ and includes one table and two chairs. Applications are available at Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway), Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road), and the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road). All applications must be turned in at Crosby Recreation Center by Monday, September 10. To learn more about the Community Garage Sale, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar or call 972-466-9816.

Neighborhood Networking Workshop: The Buck Stops Here – A Word from the Chief of Police – September 11

Come to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Tuesday, September 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. to hear a word from Derick Miller, Carrollton Chief of Police. Listen to what he has to say about his mission and the strategies used to keep Carrollton safe. Be sure to come prepared with questions. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit cityofcarrollton.com/nnworkshops.

Second Wednesday Book Club for Seniors – September 12

Join other seniors at the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road) Wednesday, September 12 at 10 a.m. for an enriched reading experience with some lively discussion. For September, we’ll be discussingMiller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen. Volunteers lead this book club every second Wednesday the month. A membership card or day pass is required to attend. For ages 50+. For more information, visitcityofcarrollton.com/calendar or call 972-466-4850.

Homeschool Open House – September 12

All are welcome to an open house designed specifically for homeschool children and their parents on Wednesday, September 12 from noon-2 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). There will be a curriculum exchange for parents, Library database and catalog training for older children, and preschool activities for younger children. Registration for this event is currently open at carrolltonpl.libcal.com. To learn more, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Jelly Ellington & Straight Tequila Night Join 2018 Festival at the Switchyard headliner Stone Temple Pilots.

Singer-songwriter Jelly Ellington and country cover band Straight Tequila Nights 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 historic Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street).

Ellington brings his mix of smooth and soulful sound for an untamed, blues-based rock ‘n’ roll performance that’s sure to excite the crowd. Straight Tequila Night will take the stage following Ellington, and is sure to have festival-goes two-stepping to all the greatest country music hits from the ‘90s and beyond.

The Grammy® award-winning band, Stone Temple Pilots, is sure to rock the 2018 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), andShangri-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.

A full Festival entertainment schedule, as well as the entire music lineup, will be announced in September. Stay connected to all Festival entertainment news at carrolltonfestival.com, and on social media atfacebook.com/CarrolltonFestival and twitter.com/CarrolltonFest. To learn more about Jelly Ellington, visit JellyEllington.com. To learn more about Straight Tequila Night, visit facebook.com/straighttequilanight.

Carrollton Ranks as One of DFW’s Best Suburbs

The City of Carrollton ranks third among cities with comparable populations in a Best Suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth Area survey conducted by Niche, a review site for schools, colleges, and cities across the nation. Residents gave Carrollton a four-star rating out of five and an A rating overall. The City earned an A+ in diversity and received an A in public schools, health and fitness, and in being good for families. To view the full survey, visit niche.com/places-to-live/carrollton-dallas-tx. For more information regarding City of Carrollton awards and accolades, visit cityofcarrollton.com/awards-accolades.

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