Jan. 13, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
Mobile Flu Vaccine Clinic Jan. 19
Dallas County Health and Human Services will offer a free flu vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 19, at the South Garland Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd.

Seniors and adults 18 years and older can receive a flu shot at no cost during this time. No vaccinations for children will be available.
Register Now for the Annual Sweetheart Dance
This year's Sweetheart Dance is set for Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center in Downtown Garland.
Dads, granddads and uncles... watch your little one shine while enjoying dinner, dancing and a professional 5x7 photo!
Registration is required, and space is limited. Click here for more information or call 972-205-2750.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration: Jan. 19 and 20
The NAACP-Garland will host its 30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, f ollowed by a special MLK Commemorative Program at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.
The weekend celebration will continue Sunday, Jan. 20, with the 2019  Garland MLK Youth Extravaganza at 4 p.m.

All activities are free and open to the public. For more details,  click here or call 972-381-5044 (voice box #5).
City Holiday Hours and Services: Monday, Jan. 21
City of Garland offices, utility customer service, tax office, libraries , recreation centers and senior centers will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

The recycling center, transfer station and C.M. Hinton Jr. Regional Landfill will also be closed Jan. 21.

There will be no disruption in trash or recycling collection. 

Pete's Dragon: Watch the Film and Make a Dragon!
Children can enjoy a free screening of the 2016 film Pete's Dragon at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway BlvdAttendees can also make their own dragon out of colored paper cups, pom poms, googly eyes, and red, orange and yellow streamers.

Pete's Dragon is rated PG and relates the adventures of an orphan boy named Pete and his dragon friend Elliot.

No registration is required, and all ages may attend. Free popcorn and water will be available while supplies last. Click here or call 972-205-3933 for more information.
Check Out Animal Services' Pets of the Week!
These furry friends are available for adoption at Garland Pawsibilities, 813 Main St., or Garland Animal Services, 600 Tower St., during normal operating hours. Visit GarlandAnimalServices.org for hours and more information.
If you are interested in adopting one of this week's featured pets, contact Amy Dunphy at AVorster@GarlandTX.gov or call 972-205-3570, option 4. Be sure to reference the ID number associated with the pet.
Events & Announcements
Plan Commission
Jan. 14
The Garland Plan Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St. View agendas  here, and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

City Council Meetings
Jan. 14 and 15
Due to the holidays, the next Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14; Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. View agendas  here.

City Council Election Filing Deadline
Feb. 15
Interested Garland voters may file for a place on the May 4, 2019, City Officer General Election ballot for the offices of Mayor and Council Districts 3, 6, 7 and 8.  Anyone interested in candidacy must make an appointment with the City Secretary's Office to submit their application for a place on the ballot before the filing deadline of Friday, Feb. 15. Candidate packets are available online here For more information and updates, continue to watch the City of Garland Election website .
Get the Latest Street Project Information
Subscribe to the Garland Street Department's monthly e-newsletter, Street Talk, to receive project updates and more! The latest issue and more information are available at Street.GarlandTX.gov
Plan Ahead with the Visit Garland Texas App
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