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September Events in Keller, Texas

What’s Happening in Keller, Texas – September

September Events in Keller, Texas

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School is in full swing and Fall is around the corner!

 

Friday, September 8

 

-Yappy Hour, K-9 Pointe Dog Park, 405 Rufe Snow Dr

5:30-7:30pm

Bring Your Own Dog and enjoy this event featuring wine, beer, and snacks with pet-focused vendors.

 

Saturday, September 9

 

-Doggie Dunk, Pointe Dog Park

9:00am-2:00pm

All ages are welcome to enjoy the last day of summer! Bring your favorite furry friend to the pool and let them compete in four weight groups. Fees are $10 per dog in advance and $15 per dog on the day of the event.

 

-SAT Practice Test, Keller Public Library

12:00pm-5:00pm

Come to the library for a free practice test presented by C2 Education, Southlake. Seating is limited and registration is required. Email library@cityofkeller.com or call 817-743-4840.

 

Monday, September 11

 

-Spanish Storytime, Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Rd.

11:30am-12:00pm

Wanting to immerse your children into another language? Come over to the public library and hear stories told in Spanish for children 18 months to 5 years of age. There will be stories, songs, crafts, and activities to enjoy. Event is free.

 

-Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, Keller Town Hall

6:30pm

The Commissioner’s Briefing begins at 6:30pm in the Pre-Council Room. The regular Planning and Zoning meeting begins at 7:00pm in the Council Chamber.

 

Tuesday, September 12

 

-ESL Class, Keller Public Library

10:00-12:00pm

Free class for anyone who wants to learn English. Various levels and languages are welcome! To register, email library@cityofkeller.com or call 817-743-4840.

 

 

 

 

-Beth Vrabel: Writing Workshop and Caleb & Kit Book Launch, Public Library

4:30-6:00pm

Come and learn how to write while also meeting our special guest, author Beth Vrabel. We will be talking about how to write authentically and launching her latest book. Attendees will be receiving a copy of Caleb & Kit.

 

Wednesday, September 13

 

-Public Arts Board Meeting, Town Hall

5:30pm

Meeting to be held in the Pre-council Chamber at Keller Town Hall.

 

-Well Read Book Club, Keller Public Library

6:30-7:30pm

Discussing books from all genres, adults can come every second Wednesday. September’s book is Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.

 

Thursday, September 14

 

-Yoga Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30am & 11:00am

Bring a mat or towel and be ready to move! Stories told with body movement. All ages welcome.

 

-U.S. Citizenship Preparation Class, Public Library

4:00-5:30pm

Join us on Thursdays at the library to learn how to become a U.S. citizen. All help is free but you must register. You can email library@cityofkeller.com or call 817-743-4840.

 

-An Evening with the Artists Reception, Keller Town Hall

7:00-9:00pm

Current exhibit is the Klaus Mayer Photography.

 

Friday, September 15

 

-Snap Circuits, Public Library

3:30-4:30pm

Join us in self-guided play and learning with Snap Circuits kits.

 

-Yappy Hour, K-9 Pointe Dog Park, 405 Rufe Snow Dr

5:30-7:30pm

Bring Your Own Dog and enjoy this event featuring wine, beer, and snacks with pet-focused vendors.

 

 

Saturday, September 16

 

-Keller Folk Music Society, Library Meeting Room, Keller Public Library

1:15pm

Meet other local musicians (and/or music appreciators) who play acoustic instruments (or just want to listen) to share songs and tunes in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Families with kids and non-professional players are welcome. Experience the synergy of having numerous musicians sharing their songs, stories and talents all together.

Group normally meets at 1pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Event is free.

 

Monday, September 18

 

-Spanish Storytime, Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Rd.

11:30am-12:00pm

Wanting to immerse your children into another language? Come over to the public library and hear stories told in Spanish for children 18 months to 5 years of age. There will be stories, songs, crafts, and activities to enjoy. Event is free.

 

-Economic Development Board Meeting, Town Hall

6:00pm

The Keller Economic Development Board meeting will begin in the Pre-Council Chamber.

 

Tuesday, September 19

 

-Books and Babies Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30-11:30am

Bring your youngest readers and enjoy songs, rhymes, and books! Ages 0-18 months. Event is free.

 

-Teen Advisory Board, Keller Public Library

4:30pm-6:00pm

The TAB is for tweens and teens who desire to be more active in their community. TAB meets on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss upcoming events and teens can earn up to 1.5 volunteer hours per meeting.

 

-College: Getting There from Here, Public Library

6:30pm-7:30pm

Free financial seminar to help establish a college savings strategy.

 

Wednesday, September 20

 

-All Ages Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30-11:30am

Listen to stories, sing songs, play and learn with crafts. Free event for all ages.

-Tabletop Gaming Club, Keller Public Library

5:00pm

For ages 13 and up, come and play board and card games from Werewolf to Pandemic and more! Event is free and no registration is required.

 

Thursday, September 21

 

-Yoga Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30am & 11:00am

Bring a mat or towel and be ready to move! Stories told with body movement. All ages welcome.

 

-U.S. Citizenship Prep Class, Keller Public Library

4:00pm-5:30pm

An informational meeting on how to become a citizen and free help from the library. To register please call 817-743-4840 or email library@cityofkeller.com.

 

Friday, September 22

 

-Yappy Hour, K-9 Pointe Dog Park, 405 Rufe Snow Dr

5:30-7:30pm

Bring Your Own Dog and enjoy this event featuring wine, beer, and snacks with pet-focused vendors.

 

Saturday, September 23

 

-Community Health Workshop, Public Library

2:00pm-3:30pm

Presented by UNTHSC, this workshop will help you learn how to access health information you can trust through the National Library of Medicine.

 

Tuesday, September 26

 

-Kindness Rocks, Public Library

4:30pm-6:00pm

Come and join our rock painting party! We will be participating in project #kindnessrocks and hiding ours near the library and Johnson Park.

 

Saturday, September 30

 

-Public Safety Fall Festival, Bear Creek Park

3:00-6:00pm

Free event featuring public safety vehicles, safety displays, equipment, uniforms, and free food and drinks. All ages welcome and there will be children’s activities.

 

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What’s Happening in Keller, Texas-August

AugustSummer is still sizzling with events for the kids and community.

 

Wednesday, August 2

-All Ages Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30-11:30am

Listen to stories, sing songs, play and learn with crafts. Free event for all ages.

 

-Kids’ Self Defense Class, Keller Public Library
2:00-3:30pm
Children ages 5-10 can learn basic tips and tricks on how to stay safe and handle bullies. The class is taught by instructors from the American Defensive Arts Academy and is free.

 

-Women’s Self Defense Class, Keller Public Library
5:00-6:30pm

Ladies, 16 and up can come and learn how to defend themselves. Class is put on by the American Defensive Arts Academy and no registration is required.

 

-Tabletop Gaming Club, Keller Public Library

5:00pm

For ages 13 and up, come and play board and card games from Werewolf to Pandemic and more! Event is free and no registration is required.

 

Friday, August 4

-Homeschool Round Table, Keller Public Library

2:30-3:30pm
Homeschooling families are invited to meet every first Friday of the month to learn about what different resources the library has to offer. Children and teenagers are welcome to attend and no registration is required.

 

Saturday, August 5

-Keller Farmers Market, Bear Creek Parkway in front of Town Hall

8:00am-12:00pm

Every Saturday from May-October, local farmers, artisans, and bakers gather to sell fresh produce, homemade tamales, salsa, jams, breads, cheeses, meats, and even crafts and pet products. Come stroll the vendors while listening to live music. The market is open rain or shine and parking is available at Tom Thumb and at the Town Square on the opposite side of the shops.

 

-Keller Writers’ Association, Library Meeting Room,

12:15pm-2:15pm

Aspiring writers can come and learn how to improve writing techniques, have their stories critiqued, and talk with other writers for inspiration. The KWA meets the first Saturday each month and is a group designed to promote creativity.

 

Sunday, August 6

-Tail Waggin’ Tutors, Keller Public Library
3:00-4:30pm

Come and read to the therapy dogs! Every first Sunday of the month, children ages 5 and up can come and read aloud to one of the therapy dogs. Sign up required at the front desk on the day of the event.

 

Monday, August 7

-Library Board Meeting, Keller Public Library

7:00-8:00pm

Board meeting held the first Monday of every month in the conference room.

 

Tuesday, August 8

-Books and Babies Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30-11:30am

Bring your youngest readers and enjoy songs, rhymes, and books! Ages 0-18 months. Event is free.

 

-Battle Sabers, Keller Public Library

4:30pm-6:00pm

Tweens and teens are invited to come and learn the basic moves and spins with padded sabers from everyone’s favorite sci-fi movies. Attendees are welcome to come dressed as a character.

 

-Outsmart the Scammers, Keller Public Library

6:30pm-7:30pm

Scams are everywhere but there are ways to spot red flags and prevent fraudulent encounters. Come learn the steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.

 

-The Local Social and Paint, The Local Watering Hole, 1632 Keller Pkwy #100

6:30pm-9:00pm

Come enjoy food, drinks, and friends as you are guided step by step to paint “Island Paradise”. No supplies or experience needed and tickets must be purchased in advance here.

 

Wednesday, August 9

-Apprentices of Fiction, Keller Public Library

5:00pm-6:00pm

If you love to read, the book club just for teens meets every 2nd Wednesday. The book they will be discussing for August is The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness.

 

-Public Arts Board Meeting, Town Hall

5:30pm

Meeting to be held in the Pre-council Chamber at Keller Town Hall.

 

 

-Well Read Book Club, Keller Public Library

6:30-7:30pm

Discussing books from all genres, adults can come every second Wednesday. August’s discussion will be about The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel.

 

Thursday, August 10

-Yoga Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30am & 11:00am

Bring a mat or towel and be ready to move! Stories told with body movement. All ages welcome.

 

-An Evening with the Artists Reception, Keller Town Hall

7:00-9:00pm

Current exhibit is the Texas Sculpture Association

 

Friday, August 11

-Lil’ Builders, Keller Public Library

3:30-4:30pm

Calling all growing engineers and LEGO lovers! Come build together with the library’s LEGOs. Event for ages 5 and up, no registration required.

 

Saturday, August 12

-Keller Farmers Market, Bear Creek Parkway in front of Town Hall

8:00am-12:00pm

Every Saturday from May-October, local farmers, artisans, and bakers gather to sell fresh produce, homemade tamales, salsa, jams, breads, cheeses, meats, and even crafts and pet products. Come stroll the vendors while listening to live music. The market is open rain or shine and parking is available at Tom Thumb and at the Town Square on the opposite side of the shops.

 

Monday, August 14

-Spanish Storytime, Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Rd.

11:30am-12:00pm

Wanting to immerse your children into another language? Come over to the public library and hear stories told in Spanish for children 18 months to 5 years of age. There will be stories, songs, crafts, and activities to enjoy. Event is free.

 

Tuesday, August 15

-ESL Class, Keller Public Library
10:00am-12:00pm

Various levels and languages welcome and the class is free. To register call 817-743-4840 or email library@cityofkeller.com

 

-Books and Babies Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30-11:30am

Bring your youngest readers and enjoy songs, rhymes, and books! Ages 0-18 months. Event is free.

 

-Teen Advisory Board, Keller Public Library

4:30pm-6:00pm

The TAB is for tweens and teens who desire to be more active in their community. TAB meets on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss upcoming events and teens can earn up to 1.5 volunteer hours per meeting.

 

Wednesday, August 16

-All Ages Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30-11:30am

Listen to stories, sing songs, play and learn with crafts. Free event for all ages.

 

-Tabletop Gaming Club, Keller Public Library

5:00pm

For ages 13 and up, come and play board and card games from Werewolf to Pandemic and more! Event is free and no registration is required.

 

Thursday, August 17

-Yoga Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30am & 11:00am

Bring a mat or towel and be ready to move! Stories told with body movement. All ages welcome.

 

-U.S. Citizenship Prep Class, Keller Public Library

4:00pm-5:30pm

An informational meeting on how to become a citizen and free help from the library. To register please call 817-743-4840 or email library@cityofkeller.com.

 

-Librewery Trivia, Shannon Brewing Company, 818 N Main St.

6:30pm-8:00pm

Come decked out in your favorite retro wear for 80s trivia! Adults 21 and up can play in teams of 1-6 and could possibly win an Amazon gift card. Seating is limited so get there early.

 

Friday, August 18

-Snap Circuits, Keller Public Library

3:30-4:30pm

Join us in self-guided play and learning with the library’s own Snap Circuits kits. For ages 8-12, no registration required.

 

Saturday, August 19

-Keller Farmers Market, Bear Creek Parkway in front of Town Hall

8:00am-12:00pm

Every Saturday from May-October, local farmers, artisans, and bakers gather to sell fresh produce, homemade tamales, salsa, jams, breads, cheeses, meats, and even crafts and pet products. Come stroll the vendors while listening to live music. The market is open rain or shine and parking is available at Tom Thumb and at the Town Square on the opposite side of the shops.

 

-Keller Folk Music Society, Library Meeting Room, Keller Public Library

1:15pm

Meet other local musicians (and/or music appreciators) who play acoustic instruments (or just want to listen) to share songs and tunes in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Families with kids and non-professional players are welcome. Experience the synergy of having numerous musicians sharing their songs, stories and talents all together.

Group normally meets at 1pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Event is free.

 

Tuesday, August 22

-The Great Exchange, Keller Public Library

4:30pm-6:00pm

Tweens and teens are welcome to bring clothes, accessories, and books to swap out. For every item brought, they can trade in for a different one. Snacks are provided and any items left will be donated to the Community Storehouse.

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Keller Library Events

What’s Happening During July in Keller, Texas


Keller Library Events

Summer is still sizzling with events for the kids and community!

Monday, July 10

Spanish Storytime, Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Rd.

11:30am-12:00pm

Wanting to immerse your children into another language? Come over to the public library and hear stories told in Spanish for children 18 months to 5 years of age. There will be stories, songs, crafts, and activities to enjoy. Event is free.

 

Water Smart Workshop Series, Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Rd.

6:00pm-7:00pm

As part of a 5-part series on water smart gardening, the Tarrant County Master Gardeners and Tarrant Regional Water District will be talking about Quick Fixes for Your Sprinkler. No registration required and the event is free.

 

Tuesday, July 11

Books and Babies Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30-11:30am

Bring your youngest readers and enjoy songs, rhymes, and books! Ages 0-18 months. Event is free.

 

Hecklevision: Short Circuit, Keller Public Library

2:00-4:00pm

Interact while watching a movie! Bring any wifi enabled device such as your laptop, tablet, or phone and enjoy a movie-viewing experience where your texts appear on the screen. Short Circuit, rated PG, will be shown and the event is free for teens 11-18.

 

Wednesday, July 12

All Ages Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30-11:30am

Listen to stories, sing songs, play and learn with crafts. Free event for all ages.

 

Wild Things Zoofari, Keller Public Library

2:00-4:00pm

Come and learn about the habits and behaviors of exotic animals with real live creatures! For ages 5-10, no registration required.

 

Tabletop Gaming Club, Keller Public Library

5:00pm

For ages 13 and up, come and play board and card games from Werewolf to Pandemic and more! Event is free and no registration is required.

 

Thursday, July 13

Yoga Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30am & 11:00am

Bring a mat or towel and be ready to move! Stories told with body movement. All ages welcome.

 

Parks and Recreation Board Meeting, Keller Town Hall

6:00pm

Work Session will be held in the Pre-Council Meeting room and the regular meeting will start at 7:00pm in the Council Chamber.

 

An Evening with the Artists Reception, Keller Town Hall

7:00-9:00pm

Current exhibit is the Texas Sculpture Association

 

Friday, July 14

Lil’ Builders, Keller Public Library

3:30-4:30pm

Calling all growing engineers and LEGO lovers! Come build together with the library’s LEGOs. Event for ages 5 and up, no registration required.

 

Saturday, July 15

Keller Folk Music Society, Library Meeting Room, Keller Public Library
1:15pm

Meet other local musicians (and/or music appreciators) who play acoustic instruments (or just want to listen) to share songs and tunes in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Families with kids and non-professional players are welcome. Experience the synergy of having numerous musicians sharing their songs, stories and talents all together.

Group normally meets at 1pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Event is free.

 

Monday, July 17

Spanish Storytime, Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Rd.

11:30am-12:00pm

Wanting to immerse your children into another language? Come over to the public library and hear stories told in Spanish for children 18 months to 5 years of age. There will be stories, songs, crafts, and activities to enjoy. Event is free.

 

Tuesday, July 18

Books and Babies Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30-11:30am

Bring your youngest readers and enjoy songs, rhymes, and books! Ages 0-18 months. Event is free.

 

Drawing Anime with Kristen McGuire, Keller Public Library

2:00-3:00pm

Learn the basics of drawing anime characters with award winning artist and voice actress, Kristen McGuire. Event is free and for ages 11-18.

 

Wednesday, July 19

All Ages Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30-11:30am

Listen to stories, sing songs, play and learn with crafts. Free event for all ages.

 

Summer Reading Program, Keller Public Library

2:00 & 3:00pm

Don’t miss out on the final event in our summer reading program! David Slick will be astounding us with juggling and entertainment. Event is free and for ages 5-10.

 

Thursday, July 20

Yoga Storytime, Keller Public Library

10:30am & 11:00am

Bring a mat or towel and be ready to move! Stories told with body movement. All ages welcome.

 

Friday, July 21

Snap Circuits, Keller Public Library

3:30-4:30pm

Join us in self-guided play and learning with the library’s own Snap Circuits kits. For ages 8-12, no registration required.

 

Saturday, July 22

Rec the Park, Bear Creek Park

8:00am-10:00pm

Keller Parks and Rec is here to promote physical activity and sportsmanship while bringing the Keller community together. Rec the Park is a new initiative to accomplish this. There will be activities all day from morning to evening including volleyball, kickball, water activities, games, and live music. Registration is required for some and can be done here. All ages welcome and some events do vary on cost.

 

Tuesday, July 25

Guided Meditation, Keller Public Library

6:30-7:30pm

Join us for a guided meditation known as Isha Kriya. Learn how to bring health, peace, and well-being to your life in just 12 minutes a day. No registration required. Please bring your own towel or mat.

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HVAC System

The Three C’s to Maintaining a Great HVAC System

When you become a homeowner, sometimes there is blurred lines regarding your home. They don’t really tell you that you need to maintain your HVAC system. Among all the questions we get, the question that we receive from our clients often is, “do you really need to have your HVAC system cleaned?” That being said, we’d like to share with you the 3 C’s to maintaining a great HVAC System and how these 3 simple tips can help you save your money and time.

1. Changing Air Filters.

We cannot express how important it is to change your air filter on time. When you should change your air filter also depends on what type of air filter you purchase. Some are meant to be replaced monthly, and some are everywhere months. If the air filter is not changed on time, it can effect the quality of air that is being produced indoors. If you have kids or pets, this subject is even more delicate. Dust can build up this can cause a lot of contamination. This can cause some very serious issues with your lungs and allergies.

2. Cleaning HVAC System.

Cleaning is another important part. When you keep a clean HVAC system, you are saving money. Your air conditioner doesn’t have to work twice as hard to keep the desired temperature in your home. When it is not clean, more and more energy is used. This leads to the cost of your bill being higher. It also leads to your HVAC system having a shorter life than expected.

3. Conditioning.

Living in the state of Texas, air conditioners save lives. With a clean HVAC system, you are able to use your air conditioner to its’ maximum potential. A great tip we recommend is whenever you are going to wash and dry clothes or use the oven, leave it for when the temperature is cooler outside. Maybe in the morning when it’s cool or even in the evening. This allows for your air conditioner to not work as hard to maintain a pleasant indoor temperature.

At JAK Services in Keller, Texas, it’s not only important for us to help you, but, it’s also important for us to help the environment.

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3 Helpful Tips When Looking to Hire an Electrician

At JAK Services in Keller, Texas, we want to provide a professional residential or commercial electrician. Our mission is to provide you the highest quality service you can have in all electrical work. Our electricians not only have years of experience, a high level of education but they are also highly trained. Electrical work is something that requires the time, attention and high expertise. When electrical wiring is done incorrectly, it puts a high risk of a fire happening. We want to ensure your safety by providing 3 helpful tips when looking to hire an electrician that are the most important things to look for.

1. Be Prepared.

Before you begin looking, write down the work that you want the electrician to do. Once you have analyzed what work needs to be done to your home or business, it will be easier to find an electrician that is experienced in what you are looking for. JAK offers several different services. Our electricians are qualified. They have experience in many different areas. Our goal is to be able to help you reach your needs at an affordable, reasonable price. You are our number one priority.

2. Time is important.

An electrician that is qualified is able to give you an estimate of the cost of work, as well as the projected timeline for the project. The timeline may be subject to change. But it will be a good indicator of how long the project should take. At JAK, we always communicate with our customers. We like for our customers to be in the know of what is happening.

3. Recommendations to find the right electrician.

We are very proud of our electricians and all of their hard work. A way that you are able to know how good the electrician doing work is by obtaining a reference from friends, family or the internet. We love seeing our customers be satisfied with our work. If you do not look at recommendations or reviews, do you feel safe trusting the electrician?

We hope that you find this helpful. Just doing a little bit of research can help you hire an electrician who is right for you.

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3 Ways to Stay Cool Indoors without Breaking the Bank

Although Summer is coming to an end, the hot temperatures will be sticking around. Nothing like that Texas heat! A struggle that we all face is how to stay cool without our electric bill being a little higher than normal. We understand the importance of saving money. We offer many services that help you save more money. Regular Maintenance check ups are something that we believe in. We offer this service because we know that a dirty air conditioner could higher the cost of your electricity bill by 50%. Luckily, there are plenty of ways that we can stay cool without breaking the bank.

1. Fans Help to Stay Cool…

Who knew that fans would become your number one supporter in staying cool… Ceiling fans help the airflow circulate better around your home, making it feel colder than what the temperature shows. You may also use a portable fan for the rooms that do not have a ceiling fan! In the winter, ceiling fans help push the hot air down. Making it comfortable in your home. But, you will be hearing more about that tip in a later post.

2. Keep the Air Filter Clean…

Always, always, always change the air filter on time. It makes a huge difference in your A/C system. Dirty air filters can become a hazard. If you have children or pets, it is important that you do have a clean air filter. Dirty air filters also make the A/C do double the work than it needs to. When the filter is not changed, the air flow is reduced, causing the A/C to work twice as harder than usual. Changing the air filter is something that takes a few minutes to change. If you ever need help, give us a call.

3. Set A/C to “Auto”…

Setting your A/C system to Auto makes a big difference in your electric bill. When you leave your Air Conditioning system on “cool” or “on” it increases the cost, making your electric bill higher than normal. While you are not home, this setting helps regulate the temperature for your A/C  to not overwork while you are not home.

With these tips, you’ll not only be able to save money but stay cool!

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