July 28, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
Compost 101 Class Saturday, Aug. 3
Learn from certified master composters during this free introductory course on composting from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at Garland Environmental Waste Services, 1434 Commerce St.

Find out how you can amend soil for the planting and growing season, return valuable fertilizer to the earth and keep organic waste out of our landfill.

Escape Room Fun for Teens at the Library Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10
Teens ages 13 to 18, test your puzzle-solving skills in the Superhero Final Exam Escape Room  from  10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10, at the  South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd.

Sign up in teams of two to six to solve the puzzles and "escape" the room.  Each team will solve a series of puzzles in order to free another superhero from a prison cell.

Registration is required. Call  972-205-3933.
Block Party Basics Class Tuesday, Aug. 13
Learn how you and your neighbors can party like block stars!

Join the  City of Garland's Office of Neighborhood Vitality from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Main Street Municipal Building, 300 Main St., for a free class to learn all the basics of block parties.

Topics will include  first steps,  best practices,  new ideas and  available resources.  Register now !
Stay Up to Date on Street Projects Around Garland
Want to keep up with the latest work underway by Garland's Street Department? 

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Street Talk.

Events & Announcements
City Council Meetings
Aug. 5 and 6
Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5; Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. View agendas at GarlandTX.gov, and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

DART Service Changes
Aug. 12
Beginning Aug. 12, DART users will experience improved bus routes that will enhance connections and service for the entire DART system and  get you to your destination quicker and easier.  Changes also include expanded service hours on weekdays and weekends, more frequency for some routes and better on-time arrivals with the adjusted schedules. Learn more at DART.org/zoom.
Latest Water Quality Report Available Online
Garland's newest Drinking Water Report is now available online. In the report you will find the results of year-long water testing throughout the city. Garland continues to earn top ratings from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).  

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