Oct. 10, 2021
This Week's News
Audubon Recreation Center Reopening Features $6.1 Million Makeover
Audubon is back. And it’s better than ever. The Garland City Council celebrated the completion of renovations at Audubon Recreation Center, 342 W. Oates Road, reopening the facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Through voter-approved bond programs, $6.1 million has been spent to expand and renovate the facility. The project added approximately 5,000 square feet of space, an improved interior layout and renovations throughout the facility.

Improvements included a fitness room and expansion of the multipurpose areas. A Lu projector gaming system has been added to the gym for interactive play.

Audubon Recreation Center was built in 1980 and last renovated in 2003. Classes and programs at Audubon can be found in the current PLAY Guide.

Friends of the Library Book Sale Oct. 14-16
The annual Friends of the Library Book Sale is back! The sale will take place Oct. 14-16 at the South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd.

There will be a members-only preview sale from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. The public sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16.

Shoppers will find great bargains on a variety of adult and children's books, fiction and nonfiction, paperback and hardcover, and reference books, as well as puzzles, DVDs, audio books and more.  

The Friends of the Nicholson Memorial Library is a community organization dedicated to supporting and promoting the library. Want to join? Membership forms are available at all Garland library locations and at Library.GarlandTX.gov.
Garland Symphony Orchestra Friday, Oct. 15
Garland Symphony Orchestra opens its exciting Mozart con Amore season with internationally acclaimed pianist Lindsay Garritson at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.
 
Or call 972-205-2790, visit GarlandArtsBoxOffice.com or purchase your tickets in-person at the Granville Arts Center Box Office.
Garland's Gone Camping Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Oct. 17
Grab your tent and sleeping bags for a night under the stars with family and friends. Although you're only minutes from home, you'll feel miles away.

Enjoy a night hike, games, s'mores, a campfire and a movie in the park. Dinner and breakfast are provided! 

Learn more and register at GarlandParks.com.
Campfire Tales on the Square Saturdays, Oct. 16 and 23
Enjoy a campfire on the Downtown Square while listening to true accounts, tall tales and criminal activities.

The spooky fun will take place Saturdays, Oct. 16 and 23. Settle in around the fire for campfire tales from 6 to 7 p.m., then stick around for free s'mores from 7 to 8 p.m.

Both events are free and no registration is required.
Oncor Tree Trimming in Garland
Oncor contract crews will trim trees in Garland beginning on or about Monday, Oct. 18. Oncor contractors will tag doors of those affected property owners three to five days in advance of the trimming.

Oncor contractor Nelson Tree Service will do the actual trimming. Oncor uses directional pruning techniques and trims to industry standards. If you have questions, visit the Oncor website or contact Oncor directly at 888-313-6862 or contactcenter@oncor.com.
It's National Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us as we observe Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15!

A curated collection of downloadable books and audiobooks for all ages is available on OverDrive/Libby through the Nicholson Memorial Library System.

There are also virtual bilingual and multicultural story time programs scheduled throughout Hispanic Heritage Month. These events can be found on the calendar at Library.GarlandTX.gov.

Each Garland library also has a Hispanic heritage display. Stop by every location to see them all!
COVID-19 Vaccines, Boosters Available at Garland's Public Health Clinic

You can get the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment at our Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver Drive, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Garland Health Department is now providing boosters for the COVID-19 vaccine to those the declared eligible by the Centers for Disease Control. A third dose registration form, eligibility information and more vaccine information are available at GarlandTX.gov.
Flu Shots Now Available at Garland's Public Health Clinic

The Garland Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver Drive, has received its first shipment of vaccine for the 2021-22 flu season.

Flu shots are available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays for adults, children and seniors who are insured. Low-cost flu vaccines for uninsured children and adults are also now available.
 
Call 972-205-3370 for pricing and to learn what insurance plans are accepted. Learn more.
Events and Announcements
City Council Meetings
Oct. 11 and 12
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St. Council will discuss the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 during the Regular Meeting.

Plan Commission
Oct. 14
The Garland Plan Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

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

In-person meetings have resumed, but you can continue to watch the meetings online. The virtual meeting link will be included in the individual meeting agenda. You may participate by telephone. Dial-in numbers will be posted with the virtual meeting information.

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

Neighborhood Awards Applications and Nominations Due
Oct. 28
The City of Garland's Office of Neighborhood Vitality is looking to recognize those who make extraordinary efforts to enhance, revitalize or invest in their neighborhoods. Applications and nominations are due Thursday, Oct. 28. Winners will be announced at the Neighborhood Summit Pre-Conference Mixer Thursday, Nov. 4. Visit GarlandNeighborhoods.org to learn more about the awards and to put your neighborhood in the running.
COVID-19 Updates
As of Thursday, Oct. 7, the Garland Health Department has received reports of 950 active cases out of 38,270 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 557 deaths. The City updates its posted case numbers each Monday and Thursday.
West Nile Virus
Get the latest West Nile Virus information at GarlandTX.gov.
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