May 26, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
City to Monitor Holiday Crowds at Windsurf Bay Park
The City of Garland wants to ensure a fun and safe lake experience at Windsurf Bay Park this Memorial Day weekend. The City will monitor attendance and make sure the popular site does not become overcrowded.
 
When attendance reaches 2,500 at Windsurf Bay Park, nobody else will be allowed to enter the park for the remainder of the calendar day. Notice that the park is full will be given by City employees at the entrance and conveyed in temporary electronic signage nearby. Learn more.
City Holiday Hours and Services: Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, all City of Garland offices,  utility customer service  and tax offices,  libraries , recreation centers and senior centers will be closed Monday, May 27. 

Trash, recycling, and brush and bulky items will be collected on their regular Tuesday-Friday schedules.  Surf and Swim  and  City pools  will remain open.

Memorial Day Veterans' Event Monday, May 27
Join the Noon Exchange Club of Garland at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Garland Senior Center, 600 W. Avenue A, to honor our veterans.
 
The free special day for the veterans of Garland will include a dedication to Garland residents who died in the Vietnam War and lunch for all veterans.

Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Friday, May 31
Bring the entire family and spend summer evenings under the beautiful Texas stars!
 
Every other Friday night from May 31 through July 12, enjoy live music beginning at 7 p.m. and fireworks to end the event at approximately 9:15 p.m. Bring blankets, chairs, water/soda, snacks, bug spray and sunblock. Also bring some cash for the vendors! The event is free.

The series kicks off this Friday with Back in Black, an AC/DC tribute band. Garland resident and artist Cullin Lassiter will be on-site to paint a mural as part of the Community Mural Project, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continuing throughout the concert.

Learn more and see the full schedule of bands at GarlandParks.com .
Summer Reading Program Blasts Off Saturday, June 1
There's summer fun for everyone!
Whether you are a kid, teen or adult, you can participate in a reading program for your age group. In addition to the pleasure you receive from reading a good book, you may also earn prizes!

For more information, including calendars of special events and how to participate in any of the reading programs, click here.

If you have questions about the children's and teen reading programs, call 972-205-2516. For the adult reading program, call 972-205-2502.
Summer Nutrition Program Begins Monday, June 3
The City of Garland has proudly supported the Summer Nutrition Program ( SNP) for more than 20 years and wants to ensure the youth in the community continue to receive a meal during the summer break.

CitySquare, an advocacy organization that works to fight poverty in the community, will oversee the 2019 program.  The program provides free meals for children ages 1 to 18, Monday through Friday, June 3 through Aug. 9. 

Click here for more information and to find a site near you.
Events & Announcements
District 2 Town Hall
June 11
Join District 2 Council Member Deborah Morris for a lively one-hour State of the District review at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Central Library, 625 Austin St. The town hall meeting will include the status of: 
  • Downtown revitalization plans
  • approved District 2 bond projects
  • dog park / playground / Central Park
  • homeless concerns and interventions
  • District crime report
  • street and sidewalk repairs
  • new "Civilian Spotters" program
  • Morris Accountability Report
The first 30 attendees will receive special "Make Your Mark" totes, and all attendees are invited to participate in a drawing for other exciting City of Garland promotional items! Light refreshments will be served. Email RDowl@GarlandTX.gov for more information.

Apply Now for Boards and Commissions
Residents who serve on Garland's 11 boards and commissions can make a difference in the City and be directly involved with local government. They serve in an advisory or quasi-judicial capacity, providing information directly to the Garland City Council. From planning and development to multicultural events, boards and commission members advise on a range of City services. The City will accept applications for its boards and commissions from May 31 through July 1. Application forms can be found on the City Secretary's page at G arlandTX.govSubmit applications to Ren é  Dowl, City Secretary, by email to  RDowl@GarlandTX.gov  or by U.S. Postal Service to City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St., Garland 75040.

Graduation Traffic Reminder
Through June 21, Garland ISD's Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd., will host graduations for many area educational institutions.  In general, motorists can expect traffic congestion along Naaman Forest Boulevard and adjacent roadways approximately an hour before and 30 minutes after graduation events. Non-graduation traffic should bypass that area, if possible.  Motorists can stay aware of potential traffic congestion with this  graduation schedule and map .
Garland Youth Council Accepting Applications Through June 9
Interested Garland residents who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2019-20 school year are eligible to apply to serve on the Garland Youth Council. Learn more and download an application at GarlandYouthCouncil.org.








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