Here is your ultimate local guide to events, meetings and more in the months of August and September.


AUG. 23, 27



Leander ISD holds middle, high school open houses


Seventh- and eighth- grade open houses are on Aug. 23, while high school open houses are on Aug. 27. Families meet their students’ teachers and see the classrooms.

Various times and campuses. Free. Call your school for more details. www.leanderisd.org






AUG. 25



Treasure of the Hills Senior Activity Center holds expo


Sponsored by Cedar Park and the senior center, the expo features 45 vendors and free flu shots for Medicare recipients.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-331-6000. www.toth-seniors.com






AUG. 25



Dive-in Movies series continues in Leander


The city of Leander hosts its Dive-in Movies series and presents a screening of “Sherlock Gnomes.”

7:30 p.m. $2. Robin Bledsoe Park pool, 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec





AUG. 28

Leander residents may offer input on city parks


Leander is creating a plan for parks and recreation. Residents can submit feedback for future parks at a public input meeting or through an online survey.

5:30-7 p.m. Free. Pat Bryson Municipal Hall, 201 N. Brushy St., Leander.  512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov






SEPT. 2

Cedar Park’s Splash Jam features family activities


Splash Jam features live music, carnival games, fireworks and inflatables.

Washer tournament begins at 4 p.m. Festival starts at 6 p.m. Free admission. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov





SEPT. 5

Hope Alliance speaker presents to MOMS Club


MOMS Club of Leander features a speaker about domestic abuse and tips to teach children how to establish healthy boundaries.

9:30 a.m. Free. Life Church Leander, 1393 E. Woodview Drive, Leander. www.leandermomsclub.wixsite.com/moms-club-of-leander





SEPT. 7

‘Early Man’ film showing held at Mason Homestead


Event attendees watch “Early Man,” a PG-rated comedy set in prehistoric times. Music and games are scheduled before the movie.

Movie begins at dusk. Free. Mason Homestead, 1101 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec





SEPT. 7, 14



Cedar Park hosts Movies in the Park series events


Families are invited to the city’s Movies in the Park series. Attendees can bring a picnic, blankets and lawn chairs.

8 p.m. (Sept. 7), 7:45 p.m. (Sept. 14). Free. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov





SEPT. 8



Hazardous household waste collected in Leander


Residents are invited to safely dispose of items, such as cleaning products. Check online for accepted items.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free for Williamson County residents. City of Leander Public Works, 607 Municipal Drive, Leander. 512-759-8881.
www.williamsoncountylandfill.wm.com







SEPT. 9



Brew for the Heart event aims to fight heart disease


Featuring beer, music and a raffle, the event benefits the organization HeartGift.


1-5 p.m. Free. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. 5, Ste. 500, Cedar Park. 714-743-3470. www.facebook.com/brewfortheheart








SEPT. 10



Tournament proceeds fund Thanksgiving meals


A golf  tournament is planned to raise funds for Thanksgiving meals for the needy.


7 a.m. $100. Crystal Falls Golf Course, 3400 Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. 512-826-5758. www.communityblessingoutreach.org







SEPT. 15

Cedar Park Police hold children’s safety seminar


The class teaches self-defense tips for ages 3-18 years old. The class also discusses topics such as bullying.

Various times based on age. Free, donations accepted. Hill Country Bible Church Austin, 12124 RM 620, Austin. 512-260-4656. www.cedarparktexas.gov





SEPT. 15

Old Town Summer Nights holds final 2018 event


Old Town Summer Nights includes a concert, shopping opportunities, a farmers market, the Leander Car Show and dining options.

6-9 p.m. Free. Old Town Leander, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-259-1907. www.oldtown leander.com/old-town-summer-nights





SEPT. 21

Kidz Bop Live 2018 tour begins with Cedar Park


The Kidz Bop Kids perform at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park as the launch of the second leg of their “Kidz Bop Live 2018” tour. They perform current music hits. Meet-and-greets with the Kidz Bop Kids, VIP packages and merchandise are available. The children’s music performing group debuted its latest album, “Kidz Bop 38,” on July 13.

7 p.m. Various prices. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com





SEPT. 22

National Night Out kick off party held at local park


The Cedar Park Police Department’s National Night Out kick off party features family activities. National Night Out is on Oct. 2.

3-7 p.m. Free. Heritage Oak Park, 875 Quest Parkway, Cedar Park.  512-260-4646. www.cedarparktexas.gov





DATE TO KNOW

SEPT. 3


Offices in the cities of Leander and Cedar Park will be closed for Labor Day. All offices will reopen the following day, and trash pickup will continue as usual. Leander ISD will also honor the holiday, and students will not attend school.





LIBRARY EVENTS


CEDAR PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY
550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park
512-401-5635
www.cedarparktexas.gov/library

Aug.
25 | The library holds a showing of “Wolf Children,” an anime movie about a young woman raising children while hiding the secret of their werewolf ancestry. Snacks are provided. 2-4 p.m. Free
29 | During open computer lab, people can come into the library and use the computers, receiving help with basic computer programs, email and creating resumes. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free

LEANDER PUBLIC LIBRARY
1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander
512-259-5259
www.leandertx.gov/library

AUG. 25, SEPT. 8 and SEPT. 22 The library screens PBS’ “The Great American Read” at events through October as part of a grant from PBS and the American Library Association. At the events, screenings are followed by discussion of the topic books, and refreshments are served. 7 p.m. Free





UPCOMING AREA EVENTS


AUG. 23-26  | TINY HOUSE & SIMPLE LIVING JAMBOREE | AUSTIN
www.tinyhousejamboree.com
AUG. 24-25  | ‘HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD: THE MOVIES’ MUSICAL | LAKEWAY
www.lakeway-tx.gov/64/activity-center
AUG. 25  | POP CATS CONFERENCE | AUSTIN
www.popcats.org
AUG. 25 | ICE BALL FOR BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL TEXAS | AUSTIN
www.austiniceball.org
AUG. 31 | ‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET’ MUSICAL | GEORGETOWN
www.georgetownpalace.com
SEPT. 4 | FREE TUESDAYS BEGIN AT GAREY PARK | GEORGETOWN
www.parks.georgetown.org/gareypark
SEPT. 8 | WILCO BLUE STAR MOTHERS MOTOR MADNESS CAR SHOW | PFLUGERVILLE
www.bsmmotormadness.org
SEPT. 8 | DRIPPING WITH TASTE WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL | DRIPPING SPRINGS
www.drippingspringsranchpark.com






LIVE MUSIC


Beachside Billy’s at Volente Beach Resort
16107 FM 2769, Volente
512-258-5110
www.beachsidebillys.com
AUGUST
23 Casey McPherson, 30 minutes before sunset
31 Lost Austin Band, 8 p.m
SEPTEMBER
2 Beach Bash with One Ton Country, 8 p.m

Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill
700 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 204, Cedar Park
512-528-0889
www.bluecornharvest.com
AUGUST
23 John Arthur Martinez, 7-9 p.m.
30 Jim Bryant, 7-9 p.m.
SEPTEMBER
6 Jim Bryant, 7-9 p.m.
17 John Arthur Martinez, 7-9 p.m.

Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 800, Cedar Park 512-986-7038
www.redhornbrew.com
AUGUST
24 Kenny McCardle, 8-10:30 p.m.
25 Chase Dean Tutor, 8-10:30 p.m.
31 Indian and the Jones, 8-10:30 p.m.
SEPTEMBER
1 Julie Bouchard, 8-10:30 p.m.
7 The Reen, 8-10:30 p.m.
8 Raphina Austin, 8-10:30 p.m.
14 Jeremy Fowler, 8-10:30 p.m.

Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
512-260-2060
www.shootersbilliards.net
August
25 Texas Tallboys, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
SEPTEMBER
8 Denny Herrin, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
15 Rock Hard, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Whitestone Brewery
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. 5, Ste. 500, Cedar Park
512-765-4828
www.whitestonebrewery.com
All shows run from 7-10 p.m.
August
25 Seventh Sun
SEPTEMBER
8 Groove Monkey
14 The Here & Now Irish Band