Three Things to Know This Week (Oct. 23-29)

  1. Early voting for the Nov. 7, 2017, City Council Election for Place 6 begins today and Vote-smallcontinues through Friday, Nov. 3. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23-27; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 28; 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 29; and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. Locally, early voting will be held at the City of The Colony Annex, 6804 Main St. For more locations and general information, visit votedenton.com. For more info about the City Council election, contact the City Secretary’s Office at 972-624-3106 or visit the city’s website at www.thecolonytx.gov. In addition to the City Council race, several statewide propositions are on the ballot, as well as bond initiatives for voters in Little Elm ISD.

  2. The Owl & Howl Prowl hits the Shoreline Trail from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Oct. 24. This is a great opportunity to learn about the many wildlife and native plants on the trail from a local expert. It is also a rare chance to traverse the trail after hours. The walk will be approximately 1-2 miles round trip. Bring waterOwl&Howl2017 and dress for the weather; bug spray and binoculars are optional. Make sure to bring your flashlight. Participants are asked to meet at intersection of Lakeshore Boulevard and Lake Ridge Drive between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. We encourage everyone to sign up for the event online. For more info, contact Danny Dill at 972-624-3159.

  3. Help make a difference in your community by joining volunteers from around The Colony and the entire nation during Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 28. On that day, volunteers in the City of The Colony will be working on a variety of local projects throughout the city, including: fence repairs, tree trimming, painting, graffiti removal, and trash and debris clean-up in city parks and along the Shoreline Trail. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Lions Club Park, 4800 Nash Drive. The event will last until noon. Light refreshments will be available at the conclusion. Participants must be at least 12 years old and are encouraged to register online. Please bring work gloves. Other project-related materials will be provided. For additional information, contact Danny Dill at 972-624-3159.
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