Things to do in Cedar Park and Leander for late November and early December 2019

(Animal Meet and Greet)
Courtesy Cuz I Matter Animal Rescue
(Animal Meet and Greet) Courtesy Cuz I Matter Animal Rescue

(Animal Meet and Greet) Courtesy Cuz I Matter Animal Rescue

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(Groove Monkey - Whitestone Brewery) Courtesy Whitestone Brewery
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(Teddy Bear Toss) Courtesy Texas Stars
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(Worth the trip: Worldwide Wine Festival) Courtesy city of Round Rock
Nov. 21

Worldwide wine festival

People can partake in an international, nearly 70-year-old wine tradition at the Beaujolais Nouveau Festival, hosted worldwide on the third Thursday of November. 5-9 p.m. Free, reservation required. Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock. 512-671-2705.

Nov. 23

Worth the Trip: Fur Ball

The 10th annual Fur Ball raises money for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter and recognizes the staff, volunteers and fosters of the shelter. 6-9:30 p.m. $100 (individual). Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. 512-943-3322.

Nov. 24

Austin Spurs game

The Austin Spurs, the NBA G League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs, play against the Salt Lake CIty Stars. This is the Austin Spurs' 15th anniversary season. The team has other games throughout November and December. 4-6:30 p.m. $15-$200. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-236-8333.

Nov. 25

Golf tournament

The Youth Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament supports scholarships for recreational life-enhancement programs for local youth in need. The event includes golf, lunch, contests, prizes, cart fees and refreshments. Shotgun starts at noon. $100 per person. Twin Creeks Country Club, 3201 Twin Creeks Club Drive, Cedar Park. 512-401-5508.


Nov. 25-29: Leander ISD students do not have school during Thanksgiving Break. Thanksgiving is Nov. 28. Cedar Park and Leander city offices are closed Nov. 28-29.

Nov. 30

Animal meet and greet

Cuz I Matter Animal Rescue, a volunteer-run, foster-based organization, is hosting a meet and greet with adoptable pets at Tomlinson’s Feed. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Tomlinson’s Feed Cedar Park, 2800 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-260-8566.

Nov. 30

Teddy Bear Toss

The Texas Stars invite people to bring new stuffed animals to their game against Iowa Wild. Stuffed animals thrown onto the ice after the Stars score their first goal will be donated to Operation Blue Santa, which gives gifts to those in need during the holidays. 7 p.m. $18-$61. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000.

Dec. 4

Parents’ survival guide workshop

The MOMS Club of Leander is hosting a workshop on homework. Naureen Shivji from the Huntington Learning Center leads a workshop on ways to structure children’s time and environment to improve homework performance. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Life Church Leander, 1393 E. Woodview Drive, Leander. 512-743-9576.

Dec. 7

Know Your Numbers

The Cedar Park Regional Emergency Center will be offering free blood pressure and glucose tests. Snacks will be available after the tests. A glucose measurement is most accurate when the individual has had nothing to eat or drink—except water or sugar-free coffee—prior to the test, according to organizers. 8-11 a.m. Free. Cedar Park Regional Emergency Center,1751 Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. 512-379-3200.

Dec. 17-18

Sesame Street Live

Sesame Street is coming to Cedar Park with the show “Sesame Street Live! Let’s party!”. Characters such as Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Big Bird take part in an adventure live on stage. 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. (Dec. 17); 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. (Dec. 18). $35.75-$70.75. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000.



550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park


Nov. 26

Family Movie

The movie “Secret Life of Pets 2” will play at the library. People can bring food and drinks in closed-lid containers. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free


1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander


Nov. 26

Kids Craft Storytime

On Tuesday mornings children can participate in simple crafts and listen to a story. 10 a.m. Free



13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 800, Cedar Park


Shows run from 8-10:30 p.m.


22 Matt Doering

23 Bruce Islandmind

29 Michael Vincent Fisher

30 Bobby Noble



13 Chase Dean Tutor and friends

14 Clint Manning


601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. 5, Ste. 500, Cedar Park


Show runs from 6-10 p.m.


27 Groove Monkey
By Marisa Charpentier

Reporter, Cedar Park | Leander

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.


Leander Mayor Troy Hill speaks to the sold-out luncheon at Hill Country Bible Church in Leander on Jan. 28. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Owner Bobby Lacy is pictured at left. (Courtesy Leander Taekwondo America)
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The Tumble 22 Hot Chicken food trailer is parked outside the former PDQs at 4501 183A in Cedar Park on Jan. 28. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Leander Mayor Troy Hill was sworn in as the newest member of the Capital Metro board of directors during its Jan. 27 meeting. (Amy Denney, Community Impact Newspaper)
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Leander Mayor Troy Hill was sworn in as the newest member of the Capital Metro board of directors during its Jan. 27 meeting. (Amy Denney, Community Impact Newspaper)

Leander Mayor Troy Hill. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
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Rick Beverlin attended his first Leander 
City Council meeting Dec. 5. (Courtesy city of Leander)
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Central Health is exploring options to provide a cash injection to its employees with minimum wage salaries. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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Director of operations Joseph Nguyen. (Marisa Charpentier, Community Impact Newspaper)
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After serving locals and tourists alike at its downtown location for more than 15 years, Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill opted to open a new location in 2018. Now just over a year old, the Avery Ranch location—called Moonshine Comfort & Cocktails—is bringing the same Southern comfort food and atmosphere to North Austin communities with a slightly modern flair.

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