21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade – January 13
Come celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by watching a FREE memorial parade through the streets of Carrollton on Saturday, January 13 at 10 a.m. The parade will begin on Rainwater Lane (behind Carrollton City Hall) and proceed west to Josey Lane; south on Josey Lane to Keller Springs Road; east on Keller Springs Road to Kelly Boulevard; south on Kelly Boulevard to end at Ted Polk Middle School (2001 Kelly Boulevard).
Computer Classes for Adults Begin – January 13
Gain hands-on experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint through free classes hosted by the Carrollton Public Library. Classes will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and the fourth Saturday of each month at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) through March. These courses are designed for adult beginners, so basic computer knowledge is recommended. Pre-registration is required and begins two weeks before each class, as seating is limited. To register, call 972-466-4800 or visitcityofcarrollton.com/library. Bring your Carrollton Public Library card, in good standing, and a flash drive to each class.
Basics of Microsoft Word: January 13 – Hebron & Josey Library
January 27 – Josey Ranch Lake Library
Basics of Microsoft Excel: February 10 – Hebron & Josey Library
February 24 – Josey Ranch Lake Library
Basics of Microsoft PowerPoint: March 10 – Hebron & Josey Library
March 24 – Josey Ranch Lake Library
The ABCs of Genealogy Classes Continue
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 Tuesdaybeginning January 9 at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). There is no class on April 3, but 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 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.
Crafternoon for Ages 5-12 – January 16
Do your children need a new after school activity? Do they love making crafts? Then this is the event for them! Join the fun on Tuesday, January 16 from 3-4:30 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane), and get ready to create something amazingly awesome. Crafternoons are held the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.
City Council Special Worksession – January 16
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 worksession begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Briefing Room. Minutes of meetings become available after City Council adopts them, usually at subsequent meetings. Check for updates atcityofcarrollton.com/calendar.
Teen Anime Club – January 17
Invite your friends and join us for anime, snacks, and giveaways at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) on Wednesday, January 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This month, Wolf Children (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) will be shown. Teen Anime Club is held the third Wednesday of each month. Follow the Library on Facebook or Instagram for an update on what is showing each month.
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 administeredSaturday, 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.
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 ofLeisure Connections, or visit cityofcarrollton.com/leisuremag.
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 on April 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.
2018 Recycling Calendar Available Online
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Jump into the New Year with a 2018 Carrollton Pet Calendar
Is getting organized one of your New Year’s resolutions? 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.
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.