Egg hunts, goat-roping, concerts: 14 things to do in Leander, Cedar Park the weekend of April 12-14

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Here are 14 things to do in Leander, Cedar Park and the surrounding area this weekend.

Friday

1. Cedar Park hosts concert in the park
The cover band Suede performs at Elizabeth Milburn Park. People are invited to bring chairs, blankets and a picnic but no glass containers. Food concessions are available.

7-9:30 p.m. Free. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. https://www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events-day-camps/concerts-in-the-park-april-12-june-21-oct-4

2. Marco Antonio Solís performs at H-E-B Center
The Latin music artist stops in Cedar Park on his “Y La Historia Continúa” tour.

7-10:30 p.m. $39-$499. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. http://bit.ly/MAS19_HEBC

Saturday

3. City of Leander has Residential Spring Cleanup
The city’s event is a non-hazardous waste drop-off for Leander residents and water utility customers. The event is in partnership with Al Clawson Disposal.

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Public Works Department, 607 Municipal Dr., Leander. 512-259-2640. https://www.leandertx.gov/publicworks/page/2019-residential-spring-cleanup

4. Hill Country Bloomers Garden Club sells plants
People can shop for plants for their garden at the Hill Country Bloomers Garden Club Spring Plant Sale.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 530-591-3635. www.hillcountrybloomers.com

5. Tomlinson’s Feed hosts Hound Hop event
The pet food store invites people to meet adoptable pets from Central Texas SPCA. The event includes pet training tips, pet food samples, treats for humans and prizes.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Tomlinson’s Feed, 2800 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 235, Cedar Park. 512-452-1560. www.tomlinsons.com

6. Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Leander VFW
Leander VFW Post 10427 is holding an Easter egg hunt. Attendees should bring their own basket. There will be three age groups: age 4 and under, ages 5-8 and age 9 and up. Free hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Egg hunt starts at 11 a.m. Free. VFW Auxiliary 10427, 8760 RM 2243, Leander. 512-260-8313. www.vfw10427.org/calendar

7. Goat-roping competition supports Rouse FFA group
The Rouse High School FFA Alumni Booster Club holds a goat-roping event featuring barbecue, vendors and live music.

1:30-7 p.m. $20 (per team). City of Leander San Gabriel Land, 2255 US 183, Leander. 940-631-6392. www.facebook.com/rouseffaalumniboosterclub

8. Cedar Park Library hosts Edible Book Contest
The library hosts an Edible Book Contest. People are invited to submit a food-based creation that depicts a fictional or nonfictional literary work or character.

Entries are due at 1:45 p.m. Public voting begins at 2 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5635. www.cedarparktexas.gov/library

9. Children participate in crafts at Kids Night Out
During the ArtBarnATX’s Kids Night Out event, children paint a ceramic boot vase and learn different crafting techniques. The event is open to children ages 6 and above who have completed kindergarten.

5-9 p.m. $45. ArtBarnATX, 14284 FM 2769, Volente. 512-563-2675. www.artbarnatx.com

Sunday

10. Delysia Chocolatier holds egg decorating contest
The annual chocolate Easter egg decorating competition invites children to decorate a white chocolate Easter egg with edible ink markers. The eggs will be photographed and posted on Delysia Chocolatier’s website so followers can vote for their favorite. The top three winners will receive a golden egg filled with chocolates.

12-4 p.m. Free. Delysia Chocolatier, 2000 Windy Terrace, Austin. 512-413-4701. https://www.facebook.com/events/355071328673169/

11. Peep diorama contest held at the Leander Public Library
Children, teens and adults may submit dioramas using Peeps. Each person or team can submit one entry. All entries will be displayed at the library where judges will give scores. The theme is “Peep in the Heart of Texas.”

1-4 p.m. Free. Leander Public Library, 1011 S. Bagdad Rd., Leander. 972-825-1061. https://www.facebook.com/events/419361612230200/

12. Leander hosts yearly Spring Egg-Stravaganza
The Leander Parks & Recreation Department’s Spring Egg-Stravaganza is an egg hunt for children ages 2-10.

1:30 p.m. (ages 2-4), 2 p.m. (ages 5-6), 2:30 p.m. (ages 7-10). Free. Benbrook Ranch Park, 1100 Halsey Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov

13. Cedar Park children hunt for candy, prizes
During Cedar Park’s Spring Egg-Stravaganza, children age 12 and under hunt for candy and prizes. Inflatables and face painting will also be available.

2-4 p.m. Free. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov

14. Shir Ami has annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony
People are invited to bring their four-legged companions to the informal, family-friendly ceremony.

2-4 p.m. Free. Congregation Shir Ami/Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido Parkway Cedar Park. 512-843-3539. https://shir-ami.net/

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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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