Drones, archaeological tours and more: 5 things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto this weekend

Watch an RC plane, helicopter and drone show this weekend in Old Settlers Park Aerodrome.

Watch an RC plane, helicopter and drone show this weekend in Old Settlers Park Aerodrome.

Here is a list of five things going on in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto this weekend.

Saturday: Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert
New Hope Community Church in Round Rock hosts a Hurricane Harvey benefit piano concert Saturday. Students of International Studio of Music will perform traditional piano music and a studio graduate will perform “The Heroic Polonaise” by Frederic Chopin. $5 donation. 7 p.m. New Hope Community Church, 2330 Dry Creek Drive, Round Rock. 512-246-2597. www.yrose.us/wp/piano.htm

Saturday: Round Rock Lone Star Aeronuts Winter Fun Fly
Join the Round Rock Lone Star Aeronuts Club for a day of flying drones and RC planes and helicopters at Old Settlers Park Aerodrome in Round Rock. The club encourages attendees to bring their own RC aircraft to fly (but no turbine jets) or simply just come to watch the air show. Free. 10 a.m. Old Settlers Park Aerodrome, 901 Harrell Parkway, Round Rock. 512-910-2064. www.roundrockrc.org

Saturday: Winter Pfest at Pflugerville Public Library
The Pflugerville Public Library hosts its annual Winter Pfest Saturday, an event for families with children 12 years of age and younger. The event features a hot cocoa and cookie bar, crafts, miniature hockey, candy cane fishing and more. Free. 2 p.m. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6375. www.library.pflugervilletx.gov

Saturday: Worth the Trip - Tours of the Gault Archaeological Site
The Williamson Museum and the Gault School of Archaeological Research have teamed up to host special tours of the Gault Archaeological Site, a significant archaeological compound that shows evidence of human occupation at least 16,000 years ago. The site also features a mammoth kill site and "the oldest house in North America".

Proceeds from the tours will go to support the Gault School of Archaeological Research and the Williamson Museum. $10. 9 a.m. Gault Archaeological Site, 3451 FM 2843, Florence. 512-943-1670. www.williamsonmuseum.org

Sunday - Winter walk through Old Settlers Park
The Williamson County Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas hosts a walk through Old Settlers Park Sunday for an introduction to plant identification. The club encourages attendees to come prepared for a hike – close-toed shoes, all-weather wear, water and daypacks, as needed – and to bring cameras and field guides if they have them. Free. 1 p.m. Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. www.npsot.org/wp/wilco/

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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