Creek clean up, a corgi costume contest and more: 6 things to do this weekend in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Brushy Creek MUD is hosting a creek cleanup event Oct. 14 at Creekside Park.

Brushy Creek MUD is hosting a creek cleanup event Oct. 14 at Creekside Park.

The following are local events taking place this weekend throughout Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto:


Friday: Sand volleyball tournament
A month-long volleyball tournament begins Friday at the Pfluger Park Sand Volleyball Courts in Pflugerville. The season lasts until Nov. 16 and consists of five games per team, followed by an elimination tournament. $40 per player. Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville. www.parks.pflugervilletx.gov/recreation-center





Saturday: Fall Creek Clean Up
Brushy Creek MUD is hosting a creek cleanup event this Saturday at Creekside Park for residents interested in cleaning up Round Rock’s waterways. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, closed toed shoes, sunscreen and a hat, though gloves and other cleanup materials will be provided. 9 a.m. Free. Creekside Park, 4300 Brushy Creek Road, Round Rock. www.bcmud.org





WORTH THE TRIP

Saturday: Corg-O-Ween Costume meet up
Austin Corgi Lovers invites residents out to Norwood Estate Dog Park in Austin for its third annual costume party for dogs. The event is open to everyone, whether or not you have a furry friend of your own to dress up in a Halloween costume. 10 a.m. Free. Norwood Estate Dog Park, 1009 Edgecliff Terrace, Austin. www.facebook.com/groups/AustinCorgiLovers/





Saturday: Round Rock Trunk or Treat
Round Rock nonprofit organizations Round Rock Operation Blue Santa, Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation and Round Rock Police Association have partnered to throw a Halloween-themed all ages party at the Texas State University Round Rock campus. Families can enjoy music, carnival games and fall crafts. All proceeds from a raffle will benefit the nonprofits. 4 p.m. Free. Texas State University Round Rock, 1555 University Blvd., Round Rock. www.rrisdeducationfoundation.org/trunkortreat





Saturday: Teen dodgeball tournament
Area teenagers are invited to the Brushy Creek Community Center Gym for a dodgeball tournament on Saturday. Teams consist of up to six teenagers and are co-ed. Teams will compete for a prize at the end of the tournament. 7:30 p.m. $10 per team. Brushy Creek Community Center, 16318 Great Oaks Dr., Round Rock. www.bcmud.org/content/3602/3737/5277/5296.aspx





WORTH THE TRIP

Sunday: Diwali in Downtown
Nonprofit organization South Asian Austin Moms has booked a venue this Sunday in downtown Austin for the largest Diwali festival in the city. For $5, attendees can enjoy a fashion show, Indian cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and more. 3 p.m. $5. 600 River St., Austin. www.diwaliindowntown.eventbrite.com


By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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