Nov. 3, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
Pre-Summit Mixer Friday, Nov. 8
Mix and mingle with neighborhood leaders from across Garland and get an exclusive sneak peek of this year's Neighborhood Summit at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St. 

The winners for the Garland Neighborhood Awards also will be presented. 

Dinner is provided, so please RSVP at
Annual Neighborhood Summit Saturday, Nov. 9
Join us from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Collin College Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano

Learn how to strengthen your community, engage with your neighbors, communicate effectively and plan for the future.

Registration is free and spots are limited... Register today!
Share Your Thoughts on the Trails and Bikeways Master Plan
The City needs you to take an online survey to help develop the plan for Garland's future trails and bikeways.

We want to know your priorities for cycling, walking and using trails in Garland to help us establish goals and objectives for the Trails and Bikeways Master Plan. 

Visit to share your opinions.
Call 972-205-2750 for more information about the survey or the project.
Books and Beyond: "Take Apart" Technology
Children ages 6 through 12 can discover what makes certain technology work at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Central Library, 625 Austin St.

Attendees will take apart obsolete or nonfunctioning pieces of technology, such as old computers, keyboards and phones, and analyze the parts they find inside. A functioning laptop will be made available for participants to look up the functions of the items they discover.

Visit or call 972-205-2516 for more information.
Garland Symphony Orchestra Friday, Nov. 15
Garland Symphony Orchestra's Concert II of the "Music T hat Grows on You" 2019-20 Season features soprano Sarah 
Tucker at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

Buy your tickets online at, by 
calling 972-205-2790, or in-person at the Granville Arts Center Box Office, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday and two hours before each performance.
Christmas on the Square Thursday, Dec. 5   
Garland's 2019 tree lighting ceremony kicks off Christmas on the Square Thursday, Dec. 5!
Join school carolers for hot chocolate and the lighting of the official Christmas tree from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m . Come early and carpool!
The fun doesn't end there! From Dec. 5 through 31, Christmas on the Square will be open nightly, with more than 100,000 lights to bring the holiday season to life. Whether you're walking or driving through, it's sure to bring out your holiday spirit throughout the entire season.
There will be a sensory-friendly tree lighting ceremony from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. 
For more information about these events, visit .
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 for hours and more information.
If you are interested in adopting one of this week's featured pets, contact Amy Dunphy at or call 972-205-3570, option 4. Be sure to reference the ID number associated with the pet.
Events & Announcements
City Council Meetings
Nov. 4 and 5
Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4; Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. View agendas at and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted. 

Constitutional Amendment Election
Nov. 5
Dallas County registered voters can vote at any vote center location from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Learn more at DallasCountyVotes.orgA valid voter registration card is a free ticket to ride Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5. Additional information is available at or by calling 214-979-1111.
Submit Service Requests with eAssist
Need to report a pothole, broken streetlight or tall grass? There's an app for that! Garland eAssist provides an online platform accessible from the City's website and from a downloadable app via Google Play and iTunes.  

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