At its regular meeting on Tuesday night, The Colony City Council is scheduled to formally vote on the municipal budget for FY 2017-18. The budget includes a 1/4-cent reduction to the tax rate. Click here to view the preliminary budget online or here to view the agenda for this week’s meeting.
The City of The Colony, The Colony High School, and The Colony Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to host a Job Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the high school gymnasium, 4301 Blair Oaks Drive. Job-seekers are encouraged to bring resumes and references, and be dressed for an interview. Click here for all the details.
The city’s new partnership with Simple Recycling featuring curbside clothing pickup kicks off this week! Postal issues in Houston resulting from Hurricane Harvey, however, have delayed delivery of the orange bags used for the service. Residents who planned to participate this first week are asked to contact Simple Recycling to ensure they have orange bags to fill for collection. Call 866-835-5068 or visit simplerecycling.com for more information or to request bags.
#DYK? The Colony Skatepark is officially closed while construction for the renovation and expansion of the park is underway. Contractors will be working on the park over the next several months to improve the existing site and expand it to nearly double the current size. When the park reopens this winter, it will be an all-wheel facility which will accommodate skateboards, scooters, in-line skates and bikes (plastic pegs only). Click here for more details about the project.
The Colony Animal Services is partnering with the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection to host a low-cost vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 16, at TCAS, 4720 East Lake Highlands Drive. Full set of shots will cost $25; rabies only $5. Call 972-370-9250 for more information. Click here to fill out your forms in advance.
Registration is underway for this weekend’s Back to Hogwarts Bash at The Colony Public Library! The event celebrating all things Harry Potter is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the library, 6800 Main St. Click here for ticket information. You may also email Youth Services Librarian Jacquelyn Yu or call 972-625-1900, ext. 3, for general information. Library patrons are advised the library will close early at 3 p.m. Saturday to accommodate preparations for the big Bash.
The first of THREE special events in The Colony this week happens Friday, Sept. 8, at The Colony Five Star Complex as Movies in the Park returns! Grab the lawn chairs and blankets and come on out for a FREE showing of The Lego Batman Movie (Rated PG). Gates open at 7 p.m., movie starts at 8 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 972-625-1106.
The annual Bow Wow Luau supporting The Colony Animal Services Injured Animal Fund is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark, 4400 Paige Road. Concessions will be available for purchase. Limit two dogs per owner. Purchase your tickets online in advance and save $4. Day-of-event tickets are available for $20 per person. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.
Did you know that the Carson & Barnes Circus will be debuting its “CircusSaurus” show in The Colony this weekend, Sept. 9-10, at The Colony Five Star Complex? There are four shows, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Discount tickets are available through Friday, Sept. 8, at The Colony Recreation Center, 5151 North Colony Blvd., for $12/adult (includes admission for one child). Child tickets can also be purchased for $6/child (for ages 2 – 11). You can also purchase tickets online at http://www.BigTopShow.com, or at the box office on the performance dates. For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.