News and Events in Carrollton Texas This Week

Teen Cookies & Crafting – October 18

Looking for a fun way to spend a Thursday evening? Ages 13-18 are invited to Teen Cookies & Crafting on Thursday, October 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). Enjoy some treats after school, chill with friends, and tackle new craft projects. To learn more about the Library teen programs, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Genealogy Lock-In – October 19

Join fellow genealogists and family historians from across Texas for this live streaming event from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Friday, October 19 at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). The Library will be connecting to different genealogy workshops presented by other libraries throughout the state. Bring a lunch and spend the day, or attend sessions in whatever piques your interest. Registration is required. Online registration at carrolltonpl.libcal.com is now open. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED Class – October 20

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, October 20 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 session, call 972-466-4901. To register for the upcoming Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED class, visitcityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the education section.

Basic First Aid Class – October 20

Carrollton Fire Rescue (CFR) has a goal for as many citizens as possible to receive first aid training, and is extending a challenge to the local community: get trained, save a life. Learn to identify the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and what to do in cases of breathing difficulty, cuts, broken bones, diabetic problems, seizures, and other medical emergencies. The next scheduled Basic First Aid class is Saturday, October 20 from 12:15-3:15 p.m. at Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road). The class is $15 for both Carrollton residents and non-residents.

Perry Pumpkin Patch – October 20

Join the City of Carrollton and the A.W. Perry Society in welcoming in the fall season at the annual Perry Pumpkin Patch. This event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum (1509 N. Perry Road). Bring the family for a picnic in the park, and enjoy old fashioned games and crafts. Participate in a pie eating contest, and a costume contest. There will also be a sweet or savory pie-baking contest judged by City Council members. Don’t forget to choose a pumpkin out of the patch. Pumpkins are available to those who donate canned or boxed goods to Metrocrest Services. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar.

Game On: Board Games for Adults – October 20

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, October 20 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.

Paranormal Porch Panel & Movie on the Lawn – October 20

Haunted or not? Join us from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, October 20 for a very special Movie on the Lawn at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum (1509 N. Perry Road). Discover the truth for yourself as ghost hunters reveal their findings and demonstrate the equipment that they use in their investigations. Following the Paranormal Porch Panel stay for a screening of Night of the Living Dead (1968), NR. A blanket and lamp are recommended, but not required. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar or facebook.com/perryhomesteadmuseum.

Mother/Son Monster Mash – October 20

Moms bring your sons and enjoy a howling good time at the annual Mother/Son Monster Mash on Saturday, October 20 from 6-9 p.m. at Creekview High School (3201 Old Denton Road), g’hosted by the Carrollton Police Officers Association. Wear your favorite costume, and enjoy a kid friendly haunted house, games, a bounce house, dancing, snacks, door prizes, raffles, and meet real SWAT team members and firefighters. Advance admission is $10 per person online for those ages three and older. Online sales close Friday, October 19 at 6 a.m. Tickets at the door are $15 per person. Chick-fil-A will be selling snacks at the event. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/monstermash.

The ABCs of Genealogy – October 22

Looking to find long lost relatives? Join other fledging genealogists this fall for sessions led by Carrollton resident and local expert J.T. McKinney. The last session in the fall series will be held at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) Monday, October 22 from 7-9 p.m. 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.

Rosemeade Recreation Center Closure Rescheduled – October 23

The Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway) is replacing their old HVAC units via helicopter, weather permitting, on Tuesday, October 23. As it is unsafe for anyone to be inside the building during the process, the center will be closed all day. Classes scheduled the same day as the installation will be moved to other locations. Normal operational hours will resume the following day. To learn more about Rosemeade Recreation Center, visit cityofcarrollton.com/rosemeade or call 972-466-9800.

Spooky Tours – October 23-25, & 27

Tales of Victorian ghosts, disease-ridden soup, and creepy dolls are just a small taste of what you will find on these tours. Come hear what the thuds and creaks tell us as we tour the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum (1509 N. Perry Road) Tuesday, October 23 through Thursday, October 25 and Saturday, October 27. Registration is required for each individual. To view tour times and to register, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the Community section. To learn more about the Spooky Tours or the Museum, visit cityofcarrollton.com/museum or call 972-466-6380.

Tween Game Night – October 24

Ages 9-12 are invited to Tween Game Night at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) on Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30-8 p.m. 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.

Splash Parks Officially Closed for the Season

Both the W.J. Thomas Splash Park (1955 N. Perry Road) and Oak Hills Splash Park (1225 Royal Palm Lane) have officially closed for the 2018 summer season. Pavilions, tables, shaded areas, grills, and a deck are still available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/splashpark or call 972-466-3080.

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Library Fall Festival – October 25

Drop in for some free, fall family-friendly fun at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) on

Thursday, October 25 from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy games, art activities, stories, a cupcake walk, face painting, prizes and more. Costumes are encouraged, and remember to bring your treat bag. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Craft Fair – October 27

Join us for the annual Craft Fair on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road). Browse through handmade arts and crafts, such as bath and body products, artwork, beaded artwork, crocheted items, doll beds and chairs, embroidery, glassware, greeting cards, holiday decor, home decor, jewelry, matted photographic prints, pottery, throws and blankets, wooden items, and more. Booths are available to residents for $25 and non-residents for $27.50. Booth space is limited, so apply early. To learn more about reserving a booth email Susan Schafer at susan.schafer. A copy of your Texas Sales Tax Permit is required along with the completed Craft Fair registration form. For more information about the Senior Center, visit cityofcarrollton.com/seniorcenter or call 972-466-4850.

Movie on the Square: Mini-Pumpkin Giveaway – October 27

Bring the whole family out for an evening of entertainment and fun with Movie on the Square. We’ll be showing Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), PG, Saturday, October 27 at sunset on the Downtown Carrollton Square (1106 S. Broadway Street). When Dracula worries that his grandson is lacking in vampire abilities, he implores his supernatural friends to help. Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Sponsors for the fall Movie on the Square series include Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford-Carrollton, Dallas Medical Center, Goldfish Swim School, and Perfection Auto Detail. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/downtown or call 972-466-9135.

City Council Meeting – October 30

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.

Books for Treats – October 31

The Carrollton Public Library invites children ages 12 and under to Books for Treats on Wednesday, October 31. Wear a Halloween costume to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) from noon to 9 p.m. or to Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a free book this Halloween (while supplies last). For more information and other Library activities, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

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Teen Game Night – November 1

Ages 13-18 are invited to Teen Game Night Thursday, November 1 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.

Fall Computer Classes Continue – November 3

This fall, the Carrollton Public Library is offering a series of computer courses designed to teach attendees everything from computer basics to coding. The next course, Microsoft Word for beginners, is Saturday, November 3 at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane.) All courses are from 10:30 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month at either Hebron & Josey Library or Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road.) Learn about 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, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Festival at the Switchyard – November 3

Join us for the 9th annual Festival at the Switchyard from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street) Saturday, November 3. Located just east of I-35 on the south side of Belt Line Road, this FREE family-friendly event will feature internationally known ‘90s rock band Stone Temple Pilots, as well as opening acts Tonic and Vertical Horizon. While exploring the Festival, don’t forget to check out the beer garden, shop Festival booths, discover the unique stores and eclectic restaurants of Downtown Carrollton, and try a bite from one of the many food vendors. Kids can enjoy our free activity area, children’s entertainers, face painters, and more!

This year’s sponsors include 97.1 The Eagle, Atmos Energy, Bath Expo and Window Expo, Brookhaven College, Dallas Observer, DART, DFWChild Magazine, Frost Bank, Honest-1 Auto Care of Carrollton, Keller Williams Central, LEI Home Enhancements, Olympus on Main, Parks Coffee, Sam Pack’s Five Star Chevrolet and Ford, Suburban Parent Magazine, Switchyard Apartments, and Western Extrusions

To view the full music lineup or children’s entertainment schedule, visit carrolltonfestival.com or follow us on social media at facebook.com/carrolltonfestival and twitter.com/carrolltonfest.

Teen Anime Club – November 4

Ages 13-18 are invited to Teen Anime Club from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, October 7 at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). This month, the Library will be showing Code Geass. 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.

Books and Bites – November 5

All adults are invited to Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) for Books and Bites on Monday, November 5 from 7-8 p.m. Find new books and genres to love in this book-focused program. Bring your dinner or a snack with you and prepare to enjoy conversation, presentations, and more. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Homeschool Book Club – November 7

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

LEGO® Challenge – November 7

Bring the whole family to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Wednesday, November 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. to discover new building challenges at LEGO® Challenge. This event is held the first Wednesday of each month through December 5. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Tween Anime Club – November 8

Ages 9-12 are invited to the Tween Anime Club Thursday, November 8 at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). This month, the Library will be showing Fruits Basket. Meet with like-minded individuals on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to watch, discuss, and do anime-related activities. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Veterans Day Celebration – November 9

The City of Carrollton will honor the service and sacrifice of local military members and their families at the annual Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, November 9 at the Carrollton Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests will be treated to lunch and a patriotic concert performed by the New Horizons Band Dallas. Registration for this event is restricted to veterans and a guest, or to widow(er)s of a veteran and a guest. Pre-registration is required by Monday, November 5. Sign up at the Carrollton Senior Center or call 972-466-4850.

Vibes for Vets – November 10

Join us Saturday November 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Historic Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway) for a special concert honoring military members and their service to this country. Texas country artist Dillon Myers will bring his tunes to the stage for an evening of music in tribute to America’s heroes.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets, a few dollars for the food truck, and their friendly canine companions. For more information, call 972-466-3085 or visitcityofcarrollton.com/calendar.

Retirement for the Self-Employed – November 13

Without a traditional employer, it can be tough to understand the different retirement options. The Library is here to help with Retirement for the Self-Employed on Tuesday, November 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). Learn about the different retirement plan options available and their pros and cons, as well as tips for managing your personal finances in this informative class. To learn more, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

2019 Pet Calendars on Sale Now

Looking for an adorable way to get organized in 2019? Support Carrollton Animal Services by purchasing a 2019 Pet Calendar! In an effort to raise funds for our furry friends, the calendar was developed through a Pet Photo Contest which ran from April to August and called on local pet lovers to submit photos of their animals. Calendars are now available for $10 (includes tax) at City facilities. The City of Carrollton would like to thank everyone who submitted photos of their pets for entry into the 2019 Carrollton Pet Calendar. For more information on the City’s photo contest, visit cityofcarrollton.com/petphotocontest.

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.

Check Out Carrollton’s Fall 2018 Leisure Connections

Visit cityofcarrollton.com/leisuremag to check out the latest issue of Carrollton’s Leisure Connections. The September-December 2018 issue includes details regarding City events, activities, and programs during those months. Hard copies of Leisure Connections are available at Crosby Recreation Center, Rosemeade Recreation Center, Hebron & Josey Library, Josey Ranch Lake Library, City Hall, the Carrollton Senior Center, and other City facilities.

The fall issue includes City-sponsored activities at Recreation Centers, both Carrollton Public Library locations, and other leisure facilities, including athletic league opportunities, fitness classes, community events, courses for adults and children, and gymnastics classes.

Carrollton Reminds Residents to Recycle

The City of Carrollton would like to remind residents that recycling is quick, easy, and helps minimize the amount of reusable material that’s dumped in landfills. There’s no need to presort items or place them in bags; simply put them in the blue recycling cart and roll it to the designated pickup location (curb or alley) on recycling day for convenient service. Accepted items include ridged plastics #1 through #7 (except Styrofoam), glass, aluminum, tin cans, boxboard, cardboard, newspapers, and junk mail. Items that are not accepted include aluminum foil, pans, batteries, bubble wrap, Christmas lights, diapers, or food-soiled paper products. For a full list of accepted and unaccepted materials and to learn more, visit cityofcarrollton.com/recycling.

The Toilet is Not a Trashcan

Did you know, when you flush your toilet or turn the water on in your house, the resulting wastewater has just begun a 20-mile journey to the treatment plant? Your habits have a direct impact on whether that journey will be uneventful as well as how much it will cost to treat the wastewater once it gets there. Join the City of Carrollton in its efforts to maintain efficient and properly functioning plumbing throughout the City. For more information on non-flushable items, visit cityofcarrollton.com/toilettrash.

Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste

Are you unsure of how to dispose of your old paint, fertilizers, used motor oil, or other household chemicals? For Carrollton residents, disposing of your household hazardous waste is easy, free, and you do not have to leave your house! Simply call the Waste Management Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at 1-800-HHW-PKUP (1-800-449-7587) to schedule a collection appointment. You will be sent a kit explaining how to package the items for collection by a customer service representative from Waste Management. For more information on the Household Hazardous Waste Program or to see a list of items that are accepted, visit cityofcarrollton.com/solidwaste.

Book a Librarian Program

Need a little extra help when it comes to research? Schedule a 30-minute session with a professional librarian and get search tips, resource guidance, and research help from an expert. Book an appointment at cityofcarrollton.com/bookalibrarian or call 972-466-4800 for assistance.

Be in the Know with Carrollton’s eNewsletter

Receive the latest City-sponsored information about new developments and restaurants, City Hall news, upcoming events, and details about new programs in one convenient email. Contact information is confidential, and subscribers will only be emailed the eNewsletter. The Carrollton Connection is a convenient way to stay connected to the City of Carrollton with a bi-weekly email sent directly to you. Visit cityofcarrollton.com/enewsletter OR text 22828 to subscribe.

Make an Online Donation to Support Carrollton Animal Services

For your convenience, the City now offers the opportunity to support Carrollton Animal Services by making online donations. Visit cityofcarrollton.com/ASdonations to donate a fixed amount of $5, $10, $25, $50, or $100, or express your generosity with an amount of your choosing. You can also stop by the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road) with a donation of $10 or more and receive a free tumbler. All money donated to Animal Services goes directly to helping the animals in Carrollton’s care. For more information about both cash and material donations to Carrollton Animal Services, visit cityofcarrollton.com/ASdonations.

Register Pets with the City to Keep Them Safe; It’s the Law

Carrollton Animal Services wishes to remind Carrollton animal owners to register their pets with the City each year. Since proof of rabies vaccination is required with registration, it is convenient to register with the City when animals receive their shots. Identification, convenience, and savings all come with a pet’s City registration tag. A current City tag clearly shows the public that a pet has been vaccinated against rabies. Registered pets may also be quickly reunited with their owners at a lesser fee than those not currently registered.

To register by mail, send the rabies certificate and $5 per spayed or neutered pet or $20 per unaltered pet to Carrollton Animal Services or stop in for a tour of the facility (2247 Sandy Lake Road). Stop by with a donation of $10 or more and receive a free tumbler. For more information, call Animal Services at 972-466-3420 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/animalservices.

Follow Carrollton’s Real-Time Construction and Traffic Updates Site

Did you know the City of Carrollton offers a communication tool to keep residents aware of any traffic shifts or delays caused by both City-managed and TxDOT-managed construction projects? A traffic-specific Facebook page, @CarrolltonRoads, delivers real-time updates posted directly from the streets of

Carrollton. The City of Carrollton is one of the first municipalities to deliver information 24/7, and work is still being done to provide e-notifications on post updates. For now, residents can visitcityofcarrollton.com/traffic or find @CarrolltonRoads on Facebook or @CarrolltonTXRDS on Twitter to stay armed with the latest information before they travel within Carrollton.

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