Upcoming Events in Carrollton Texas

Adulting 101: Car Buying 101 – October 4

Not sure how to adult? The Library is offering a series of courses this fall to teach some of the trickiest ins and outs of adulthood. Join us for Car Buying 101 on Thursday, October 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). Learn about car buying options, the difference between used and new, and all the financial considerations required to make such a big purchase. For more information about the Adulting 101 series, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800

SessionTimeDateLocation
Car Buying 1016:30-8 p.m.Thursday, October 4Hebron & Josey Library
Under the Hood:

Car Anatomy for Beginners

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Saturday, October 6Josey Ranch Lake Library

Teen Game Night – October 4

Ages 13-18 are invited to Teen Game Night Thursday, October 4 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.

Yoga Digest Fest – October 6

This free, family-friendly yoga event is hosted by Yoga Digest and sponsored by the City of Carrollton. Join us for a day full of yoga classes and activities Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be full of fun activities for the whole family including crystal bowl meditation, all-levels yoga classes, doga, acro yoga, Ayurveda, aerial yoga, and an essential oils class. There will also be plenty of sips, eats, shopping, sampling, and live music. For more information about the Yoga Digest Fest, visit yogadigest.com/events.

Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED Class – October 6

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 6 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, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the education section.

Fall Computer Classes Continue – October 6

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 Excel for intermediate users, is Saturday, October 6 at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). All 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 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.

CourseDateLocation
Microsoft Excel: IntermediateOctober 6Josey Ranch Lake Library
Microsoft Excel: AdvancedOctober 20Josey Ranch Lake Library
Microsoft Word: BeginnersNovember 3Hebron & Josey Library
Microsoft Word: IntermediateNovember 17Hebron & Josey Library
Coding: BeginnersDecember 1Josey Ranch Lake Library
LinkedInDecember 15Hebron & Josey Library

Adulting 101: Under the Hood-Car Anatomy for Beginners – October 6

Don’t quite know how to be an adult? Join the Carrollton Public Library for the last session of the Adulting 101 series, Under the Hood: Car Anatomy for Beginners, on Saturday, October 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). Learn everything from what a dipstick is, to checking your fluids. For more information about the Adulting 101 series, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Fall Family Campout – October 6

Join us for a night under the stars with the Fall Family Campout on Saturday, October 6 at R.E. Good Soccer Complex (2355 Sandy Lake Road). Begin setting up camp at 3 p.m. and relax with an afternoon full of hiking and games. Dinner will be served in the evening, as well as a bonfire and screening of Space Jam (1996), PG. Campsites must be clear by 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 7. Breakfast will be provided as everyone breaks camp. Campers must bring their own camping equipment. Registration is required. On-site registration is from 3 p.m. until dusk. The cost is $10 per a camper or $8 per person for Saturday only (dinner and movie). For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/events or call 972-466-9816.

Concert on the Square: More Love Band – October 6

Come out for the City of Carrollton’s fall Concert on the Square series Saturday, October 6 in Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street). Plan for a night of classic ‘80s hits when the More Love Band hits the stage. The FREE concert begins at 6 p.m., but come early to explore area shops and grab a bite to eat from one of the many Downtown restaurants. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/downtown.

Teen Anime Club – October 7

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 Soul Eater. 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 – October 8

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 fourth Monday 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.

Library Health Literacy Series: Social Security-What Do You Know? – October 9 & 16

The Library is offering a series of courses this fall to encourage health literacy. Join us for the final class in this series, Social Security-What Do You Know?, on Tuesday, October 9 at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) and Tuesday, October 16 at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). Both classes will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. This information only session is designed to educate citizens about Social Security retirement and disability information. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Metrocrest Community Networking – October 9

Looking for a job, or wanting to change careers? The Library is hosting the Metrocrest Community Networking event on Tuesday, October 9 from 2-4 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with employers and hiring managers in small group settings. Here the employers will present information about their organization, go over applicant do’s and don’ts, and answer questions. Participating employers include Alexandria Industries, Allstate Insurance Agency, Amazon, Aramark-Baylor Scott & White-Carrollton, Brookhaven Country Club, City of Carrollton, Elliot Electric, Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford-Carrollton, Western Extrusions, and Yoozy. Professional attire is requested. Registration is free, but limited to the first 60 job seekers. For more information about the Metrocrest Community Networking event, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

Neighborhood Networking Workshop: Neighborhoods 101 – October 9

Come to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) Tuesday, October 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. to learn about the roles neighborhood board members play and the impact they have on the community. This educational workshop will teach you how to recruit and retain board members, who can advise the neighborhood on the day to day decisions and help with long-term plans. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit cityofcarrollton.com/nnworkshops.

Second Wednesday Book Club for Seniors – October 10

Join other seniors at the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road) Wednesday, October 10 at 10 a.m. for an enriched reading experience with some lively discussion. For October, we’ll be discussing The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes. Volunteers lead this book club every second Wednesday of the month. A membership card or day pass is required to attend. For ages 50+. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar or call 972-466-4850.

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Tween Anime Club – October 11

Ages 9-12 are invited to the Tween Anime Club Thursday, October 11 at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). This month the Library will be showing Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card. 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.

Friends of the Carrollton Public Library Book Sale – October 11 & 13

Stop by Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) Thursday, October 11 from noon-8 p.m. or Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to shop donated books, movies, and music for adults and children. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Carrollton Public Library in their mission to support Library programming and events for kids, tweens, teens, and adults. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. For more information, visit friendscarrolltonlibrary.org/booksale.

Swing the Night Away – October 12

Take a step back into the ‘40s on Friday, October 12 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Crosby Recreation Center (1610 E. Crosby Road) for a night full of swing dancing. Cost is $20 per couple. Music will be provided by the New Horizons UpSwing Jazz Orchestra. Don’t know how to swing dance? No problem! There will be an instructional period at the beginning for everyone to learn the dance moves. Vintage outfits are encouraged, with a prize for the best-dressed couple. Registration required. Register online at cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the community section. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/events.

Boot Camp on the Square – October 13

Start your weekend off right with boot camp on the Downtown Carrollton Square (1106 S. Broadway Street) Saturday, October 13 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 – October 13

Break a sweat and stretch it out with yoga on the Downtown Carrollton Square (1106 S. Broadway Street) Saturday, October 13 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.

The ABCs of Genealogy – October 16

Looking to find long lost relatives? Join other aspiring 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 fourth Monday 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.

Reunion Hispania – October (octubre) 16

Una cena para nuestros invitados hispano-parlantes se lleva a cabo el tercer martes de cada mes en el Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road). Únase a la diversión el martes, 16 de octubre a las 3 p.m. Traiga su comida favorita para compartir y participe de los juegos. Para participar de este evento necesita ser mayor de 50 años y tener una membresía de Senior Center o un pase por el día. Para más información, visite cityofcarrollton.com/calendar o llame 972-466-4850.

A dinner for our Spanish-speaking guests is held the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road). Join the fun on Tuesday, October 16 at 3 p.m. Bring your favorite food to share and participate in games. A Senior Center membership card or day pass is required to participate in this event. For ages 50+. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar or call 972-466-4850.

Crafternoon – October 16

Looking for something fun to do after school? Join the Library for a fall full of crafting fun with Crafternoon on Tuesday, October 16 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane). This after-school creative fun session is held the third Tuesday of each month through December. The program is open to children ages 6-12. An adult must accompany children under the age of 9. The theme for October is “Spooky Art.” Join us as we create spooktacular craft projects fit for any ghost or ghoul. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

City Council Meeting – October 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 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.

Adult Coloring for Seniors – October 17

Coloring may sound like a simple way to ward off boredom, but it can actually improve your health. A research study found that adults age 65 and older who engage in creative activities have better overall health, use less medication, and have fewer health problems. Ages 50+ are invited to the Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road) Wednesday, October 17 at 1 p.m. to color away. Each month a drawing is selected as the Artist of the Month. The winner’s artwork is framed and hung in Dr. Nanda Bysani’s USMD office in Carrollton. All supplies are provided, and no registration is required. A Senior Center membership card or day pass is required to attend. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/calendar or call 972-466-4850.

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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. 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. Register online at carrolltonpl.libcal.com beginning October 1. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

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.

The City of Carrollton encourages local businesses to schedule on-site training courses with CFR to establish what could be a safer environment. For more information or to schedule a workplace training session, call 972-466-4901. To register for the upcoming Adult, Child, & Infant CPR/AED courses, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow under the education section.

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 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.

Fall Computer Classes Continue – October 20

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 Excel for advanced users, is Saturday, October 20 at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). All 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. Learn about 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, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library or call 972-466-4800.

CourseDateLocation
Microsoft Excel: AdvancedOctober 20Josey Ranch Lake Library
Microsoft Word: BeginnersNovember 3Hebron & Josey Library
Microsoft Word: IntermediateNovember 17Hebron & Josey Library
Coding: BeginnersDecember 1Josey Ranch Lake Library
LinkedInDecember 15Hebron & Josey Library

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, visitcityofcarrollton.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. This last session in the fall series is 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.

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.

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 from area vendors. 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.

Books for Treats – October 31

The Carrollton Public Library would like to invite children ages 12 and under to Books for Treats on Wednesday, October 31. Wear a Halloween costumes to Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road) from noon to 9 p.m. or to Hebron and 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.

2018 Festival at the Switchyard Full Entertainment Lineup

The City of Carrollton is excited to announce the full entertainment lineup for the 9th Annual Festival at the Switchyard on Saturday, November 3 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street). The lineup will bring a wide array of musical talent and family fun to the Downtown Square. Main stage entertainment include headliner Stone Temple Pilots, along with openers Tonic, Vertical Horizon, Downtown Fever, Texas Flood, Jelly Ellington, Straight Tequila Night, Redline, and Counterfeit Radio.

The children’s entertainment inside the Plaza Arts Center will include a plethora of unique acts sure to incite wonder and amazement. Children’s acts include stunt juggler Matt Tardy, hula hoop artist Corean Gonzales, magician Landon Stark, and stuntman Christopher Lyle. Front of stage entertainment includes the Creekview High School Chevals, CFR Pipes and Drums, A Body in Motion Dance Studio, Sidekicks, Martial Arts, and Texas Dynamix Gymnastics.

The Grammy® award-winning Stone Temple Pilots will 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), 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.

Stay connected to all Festival entertainment news at carrolltonfestival.com, and on social media at facebook.com/CarrolltonFestival and twitter.com/CarrolltonFest.

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, visitcityofcarrollton.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 visit cityofcarrollton.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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