6 things to do in Cedar Park, Leander and the surrounding area the weekend of Jan. 11-13


Here are six activities happening in Cedar Park, Leander and the surrounding area this weekend.


1. Superheroes featured at Texas Stars hockey game
Spider-Man and Black Panther are attending the Hometown Heroes and First Responders Night at the Texas Stars game
versus the Rockford IceHogs.

7 p.m. Various prices. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-GO-STARS. www.texasstars.com

2. Band performs at local coffee shop
Texas-based folk rock group Indian and the Jones will perform at Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.

8-10:30. Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co., 13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 800, Cedar Park. 512-986-7038. www.redhornbrew.com


3. Chili cookoff and bake sale benefits organization
Whitestone Elementary School’s Destination Imagination team is hosting a chili cookoff and bake sale to support Wonders & Worries, which supports children with parents with serious illnesses.

2-4 p.m. Entrance fee is a donation of any amount. LiveOak Church, 1195 Sonny Drive, Leander. 512-619-5151. https://sites.google.com/view/quirky-queens-di-team

4. Nonprofit clinic hosts first annual fundraising gala
Samaritan Health Ministries, which is a health clinic for uninsured families located in Leander, is raising money for a new facility during its first annual Samaritans Give Gala event. The gala features a cocktail reception, a plated dinner, and silent and live auctions.

6-11:30 p.m. $95 (per person), $1,000 (table sponsorship). Sheraton Hotel Downtown, 701 E. 11th St., Austin. 512-331-5828. http://www.theshm.org/events.html

5. American Gypsy Band plays in Cedar Park
The Southern rock band performs at Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar.

9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-260-2060. www.shootersbilliards.net


6. Children play chess at Cedar Park Library
Children 17 and under and of all abilities meet Sundays at the library for open play chess. Boards, pieces and instructions are provided.

1:30-3 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5635. www.cedarparktexas.gov/library

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Marisa Charpentier
Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.
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