Cedar Park and Leander things to do in February and March

Austin Spurs face nFort Wayne Mad Ants

Austin Spurs face nFort Wayne Mad Ants

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of February and March.

February 23-March 17

Way Off Broadway presents comedy ‘Ghost of a Chance’

The group performs a play about a woman whose husband’s ghost tries to stop her from remarrying. 8 p.m. (Feb. 23-24, March 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17) and 3 p.m. (Mar. 4). $10-$20. Way Off Broadway Community Players, 11880 Hero Way West, Bldg. 4, Leander. 512-259-5878. www.wobcp.org

February 23

Living Leander Community Expo showcases business
Local businesses and organizations are featured at the Leander Chamber of Commerce’s festival and job fair. 4-8 p.m. Free. Premier Athletic Complex, 8220 Toll 183A, Leander. 512-259-1907. www.leandercc.org

February 25

MercyMe band performs
at the H-E-B Center

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park hosts a concert performed by two contemporary Christian music bands, MercyMe and Tenth Avenue North. 6 p.m. $19.25-$66.75. 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000.

March 3

Show choir competition held at Rouse High School

The third annual Capital City Showcase Choir Competition features middle and high school choirs from across the state of Texas. 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. $10. Rouse High School, 1222 Raider Way, Leander. 512-931-9981.  www.raiderchoirboosters.org

March 3

Worth the trip: ’80s Prom supports United Way

United Way of Williamson County hosts the Second Chance ’80s-themed prom to support the organization’s work in the area. 7-11 p.m. $100. Georgetown Sheraton & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown. 512-255-6799. www.unitedway-wc.org

March 3

Rescue Roundup event for dog owners benefits Texas Humane Heroes

Texas Humane Heroes combines two of its events into one with the Rescue Roundup. The Rescue Run 5K starts in the morning, beginning with a Kids K and followed by a 5K dog walk. A Chili CookOff takes place in the afternoon with dog demos, music, vendors, food and drinks. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. $10-$40. Texas Humane Heroes, 10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. 512-260-3602.  www.humaneheroes.org/events

March 4
Cedar Park Youth League plays games at Spring Fling
The youth league’s community event features bounce houses, music, softball, food and a silent auction. Noon-5 p.m. Free admission, fees for bounce house wristbands for children. Cedar Park Youth League, 1225 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park. 512-331-8688. www.cpyl.org

March 4

Austin Spurs face
Fort Wayne Mad Ants

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park hosts the Austin Spurs against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. 3 p.m. $6.75-$68.75. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com

March 10

Leander Police Department holds anniversary event

The department celebrates 40 years of service with plaque presentations, station tours, a time capsule dedication and a historical video. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Leander Police Department, 705 Leander Drive, Leander. 512-528-2800. www.leandertx.gov      

March 17

Kites flown at annual Leander festival

The Devine Lake Family Day and Kite Festival includes competitive kite-flying events and vendors. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Devine Lake Park, 1807 Waterfall Drive, Leander.
512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov

March 17

Austin Kid’s Directory event includes resources for parents and guardians
The organization’s third annual Spring Fair features information about summer camps, child care services, family-friendly activities and schools. Attendees have the opportunity to take home prizes and giveaways and can enjoy live entertainers. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Austin Sports Center, 1420 Toro Grande Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-263-2916. www.facebook.com/austinkidsdirectory

March 19

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park hosts WWE exhibition
WWE Champion AJ Styles and other wrestlers compete at “WWE Live Road to Wrestlemania.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com

Library events
Cedar Park Public Library
550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park 512-401-5600.

February 24
The award-winning anime film “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” is screened at the library. 2 p.m. Free

March 8
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office offers a class covering basic self-defense techniques. Participants should wear clothes that allow movement, as they will be able to try out the strategies in the second part of the class. Registration required. 6-8 p.m. Free

March 21
Children ages 9-12 may attend the Tweens Hooked on Books club to discuss “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free

Library events
Leander Public Library
1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander
512-259-5259. www.leander.lib.tx.us

February 24
Crafters can create images with Perler beads. 10 a.m.-noon. Free

March 2
The library celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a presentation of the “Cat in the Hat” performed by Wiley Middle School Theater Arts students. 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Free







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Live Music
Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 800, Cedar Park
512-986-7038 • www.redhornbrew.com

23 Clint Manning, 8-10:30 p.m.
24 Jeremy Fowler, 8-10:30 p.m.
2 Nick Swift, 8-10:30 p.m.
3 Jack Bomgarrs, 8-10:30 p.m.
9 Indian and the Jones, 8-10:30 p.m.
10 TBD
16 TBD
17 Johann Wagner, 8-10:30 p.m.

Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
512-260-2060 • www.shootersbilliards.net

24 Dueling Pianos, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
30 Texas Tallboys, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
10 Texas Tallboys, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
17 TBD

Takara Sushi & Asian Bistro
1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. T-140,
Cedar Park • 512-528-5449

23 Lisa Clark, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
24 Candy Declue, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
2 Mikaela Kahn, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
3 Lizzy Eidson, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
9 Lisa Clark, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
10 Candy Declue, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
16 Mikaela Kahn, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
17 Lizzy Eidson, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Whitestone Brewery
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. 5,
Ste. 500, Cedar Park • 512-765-4828

24 Double R’ Nothin, 7-10 p.m.
25 Czech Melody Masters, 6-8 p.m.
1 Sam Wakefield and the
Tom Cottar Band, 5-8 p.m.
10 Blazin Kane, 7-10 p.m.
17 The Porch Turtles, 6-9 p.m.


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WCCHD vaccination drive
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Williamson County courthouse
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The Capital Metro board of directors discussed the fiscal year 2021-22 budget during a meeting July 19. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
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