Garland Events: 2/6-2/19

February 7

Nicholson Memorial Library System Tween Scene: No-Sew Emoji Pillows at South Garland Branch Library 972-205-3933. 6:30 pm. Smiley face, Wink, and Thumbs up. Emojis have migrated from your cell phone out into the physical world. There are Emoji socks, purses, key chains, candy and more, and now Garland tweens can make their own Emoji pillows for free at the Garland Library’s Tween Scene programs in February. Attendees will use felt and hot glue guns to create no-sew Emoji pillows. Templates of different combinations of facial features will be available for tweens to create the desired expressions for their pillows.

February 8

Downtown Rockwall Night Owls Shop Late Til’ 8 at Downtown Rockwall 101 E. Rusk St. 6 pm-8 pm. You can shop late on the square in downtown Rockwall on the second Friday of each month. Each month the “Night Owl” stores offer a variety of promotions, refreshments, and door prizes as part of the special evening. An owl placed outside a downtown Rockwall storefront is a symbol that the retail store is participating in “Night Owls Shop Late Till 8.”

February 9

Nicholson Memorial Library System Books and Beyond: Explore the World of Mythical Creatures at Central Library
Registration opens Saturday, Jan. 26 972-205-2516. 2 pm. Children ages 6 through 12 can learn STEAM concepts while exploring the world of mythical creatures at the Nicholson Memorial Library System’s Books and Beyond program. Attendees at the February event can choose from four activities related to unicorns, mermaids, and the Loch Ness Monster. Activities include making a unicorn lantern using stencils, Mason jars, glue and glitter; excavating mermaids frozen in ice with shells; making an origami Loch Ness Monster; or designing a mythical creature in an online video game. Registration is required to attend this Books and Beyond program and is limited to 24 participants. Books and Beyond consists of book discussions and activities related to monthly themes. Each theme incorporates concepts from STEAM learning: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Children use their imaginations to explore the themes and complete the activities; all while socializing with others their age and having fun.

Due to planned construction, event locations are subject to change. Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library’s discretion.

Free Movie at the Plaza Theatre: Enjoy a free screening of the film It Happened One Night at 7 pm at the Plaza Theatre, 521 W. State St. The City of Garland presents several free movies throughout the year at the Plaza Theatre in Downtown Garland. All are first-come, first-served general admission shows. No tickets are required. Popcorn, candy, soda and water are available for $2 each.

February 10

Soulful Sunday Brunch with Chef Cassy Jones at Lemonade Lounge 1411 E. Campbell Rd. #1200 Richardson. 12 pm-4 pm. Tickets: www.lemonadelounge.com Come Enjoy a delicious SOUL FOOD STYLED BRUNCH With Chef Cassy Jones (As seen on TV & Famous for her Fried Collard GREENS!) while jamming to your favorite tunes & live entertainment and sipping on mimosas. Our brunch menu alternates weekly. Join us weekly to taste all of our different SOULFUL menu options

Please arrive early to taste all the menu options. Menu: weekly with Fried Collard Greens as our stable.

February 12

Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Workshop at Main Street Municipal Building, 800 Main St. The workshop begins at 6:30 pm. Gain valuable technical assistance and learn helpful tips for completing a successful matching grant project.
Register: www.Garlandneighborhoods.org

District 4 Town Hall Meeting at Audubon Recreation Center, 342 W. Oates Road. 7 p.m. City Council Member Jim Bookhout will host a District 4 Town Hall Meeting in conjunction with the La Prada 8 Crime Watch group Council Member Bookhout will provide an update about key City activities and answer questions from the audience. The session will include informative updates on economic development activities as well as Neighborhood Vitality and Neighborhood Police Officer programs. The Town Hall Meeting is free and open to the public.

Nicholson Memorial Library System Valentine Origami at South Garland Branch Library 972-205-3933. 7 pm. Kids ages 8 to 12 can create origami to give to their best friends on Valentine’s Day. Attendees will receive step-by-step instructions for creating origami mini-stars, complete with motivational messages. Participants will fold enough stars to fill a small jar, which they can give as a Valentine’s Day gift.  Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library’s discretion.

February 14

Nicholson Memorial Library System Tween Scene: No-Sew Emoji Pillows at North Garland Branch Library 972-205-2804. 6:30 pm. Tween Scene is a program series designed for youth ages 10 through 13 that consists of activities related to fun and interesting themes. Participants also receive book recommendations based on each theme. The program takes place twice a month at various library locations on Thursday evenings. Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library’s discretion.

February 15

City Council Election Filing Deadline Interested Garland voters may file for a place on the May 4, 2019, City Officer General Election ballot for the offices of Mayor and Council Districts 3, 6, 7 and 8. Anyone interested in candidacy must make an appointment with the City Secretary’s Office to submit their application for a place on the ballot before the filing deadline of Friday, Feb. 15. Candidate packets are available online. For more information and updates, continue to watch the City of Garland Election website.

February 16

Nicholson Memorial Library System Cat Castles at South Garland Branch Library 972-205-3933. 7 pm. Families can build their own cat castles for their favorite felines. Cat castles are structures built for cats to climb, jump, and play on. The cat castles in this maker event will be made from cardboard boxes and other recycled materials. Decorating materials will be provided as well. Registration is required to attend this event and is limited to 24 participants. Registration will begin Saturday, Feb. 2. Participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library’s discretion.

February 18

Your Voice Teen Town Hall at City Hall 200 N. Fifth St. Garland 10 am-12 pm Teens ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to attend the Town Hall event to have their voices heard, share ideas, get involved and make a difference.

Topics at the event will include teen/police relations, education, teen health, active transportation, media and homelessness.

Following the event, members of the Garland Youth Council will head to the Downtown Garland Square to have lunch, shop and play games. All teens are encouraged to attend. For more information, email GYC@GarlandTX.gov.

February 19

Nicholson Memorial Library System Teens Craft for a Cause at Central Library 972-205-2516. 6 pm-7 pm. Teens ages 13 to 17 can give back to the community and earn volunteer hours through the Garland Library’s Craft for a Cause program. Interested teens can learn how to make dog toys using old T-shirts and catnip toys using socks. Teens may then continue making the toys at home and earn 30 minutes of volunteer time for each toy they return to the Central Library. All toys will be donated to the Garland Pawsibilities animal shelter.  Due to planned construction, event locations are subject to change. Please visit our website, www.library.garlandtx.gov, for the latest information. Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library’s discretion.