May 22, 2022
This Week's News
Fire Blood Drive Thursday, May 26
Register now to participate in the Garland Fire Department Blood Drive!
Time slots are still available for appointments Thursday, May 26, at the Garland Fire Department Administration parking lot, 1500 State Highway 66.
Reserve your spot today! Participants will receive an exclusive Red Cross recycled cotton tote bag after a successful donation, while supplies last.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series Continues Thursday, May 26, with Kingfish!

Garland’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series continues with Grammy-winning artist Christone "Kingfish" Ingram at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Audubon Park.

Along with presenting partner Veritex Bank and artist sponsor Jimmy Wallace Guitars, the City is proud to feature touring on-the-rise artists and lively entertainers who are sure to blow you away with talent and get you dancing. View the full lineup at

The first three concerts are at Audubon Park, 342 W. Oates Road. Beginning June 23, the Sounds of Summer moves to the Winters Park Amphitheatre located at 1330 Spring Creek Drive. The concerts are FREE! Bring the family, grab a bite from on-site food vendors and let the kids challenge each other in the activity area.
Band Together on the Square Concert Series Continues Friday, May 27

Downtown Garland has a diverse musical experience that will go great with your carefree summer vibe.

Join us every Friday evening from May through September for one of the best concert series of the summer!

Our series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at 506 Main St. featuring Kelsi Kee. Be sure to explore Downtown Garland's fabulous array of eateries and shops before and after the show!

Go to for more details and to check the latest updates on bands and locations.
Memorial Day Event Monday, May 30
The Noon Exchange Club of Garland invites veterans to a “One Nation Under God” program at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Fields Recreation Center, 1701 Dairy Road.

The event is free. Lunch will be provided to veterans and their spouses with RSVP to by Thursday, May 25.
Dig into Composting Class Saturday, June 4
Compost is the single greatest soil amendment you can add to set up your garden and landscape for success.

Learn how to make high-quality compost at home using materials most folks throw away. We’ll give you the dirt on the most effective composting materials and methods, with a focus on practical techniques and piles of problem-solving tips to get your compost system back to its peak.

Class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in Room 417 at the Fire Administration building, 1500 State Highway 66. Register today!
Events and Announcements
Plan Commission
May 23
The Garland Plan Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

Boards & Commissions Meetings
All upcoming Boards & Commissions meetings can be found on the Public Meetings calendar at

In-person meetings have resumed, but you can continue to watch the meetings online.

View agendas at and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

District 4 Town Hall
May 24
Join Council Member B. J. Williams for a District 4 Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Audubon Recreation Center, 342 W. Oates Road. Topics will include an update on bond program projects, a virtual tour of the new Animal Shelter and the recommended plan for Greenbelt Parkway.

Graduation Traffic Delays
Through June 29
High school and college graduations will take place at the Curtis Culwell Center through Wednesday, June 29. Naaman Forest Boulevard will experience traffic congestion during the graduations, so expect traffic delays in the area. A complete list of dates and times for the graduations can be found at

Summer Activities and Events
Check out all the upcoming activities and events in Garland at There's something fun for everyone!
Take DART's Ridership Survey for a Chance to Win $100!
DART is conducting a brief survey regarding bus services and your experience when riding DART. Your answers will allow DART to better meet your expectations. By completing the survey by May 25, you may also win a $100 gift card. Take the survey now.
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