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


Leanderthal Distilling's new tasting room is now open. (Courtesy Leanderthal Distilling)
Leanderthal Distilling opens tasting room in Leander

The Leanderthal Lounge features a menu of craft cocktails, bottle sales, apparel, board games, music and more.

The Davis House, located 104 N. Brushy St., Leander, is decorated with holiday lights. (Marisa Charpentier/Community Impact Newspaper)
Leander takes next step in making plans for the Davis House

Leander City Council voted Dec. 5 to have drawings and a survey completed on the house.

The new equipment coming to five Cedar Park playgrounds will be manufactured by BCI Burke, which also built the equipment at Quest Village Park (pictured) in Cedar Park. (Courtesy city of Cedar Park)
Cedar Park approves $160,493 for new equipment for five playgrounds

Cedar Park City Council authorized the purchase of $160,493 in new playground equipment for five city parks at its Dec. 5 meeting.

Lone Star Circle of Care is opening a location in Cedar Park on Dec. 9. (Courtesy Lone Star Circle of Care)
Lone Star Circle of Care to open health center in Cedar Park Dec. 9

Lone Star Circle of Care is opening a Cedar Park location Dec. 9.

Signage is up at the new SPENGA coming to the Lakeline area. (Denise Seiler/Community Impact Newspaper)
SPENGA to open first Austin-area studio near Lakeline Mall

SPENGA—a fitness studio that incorporates spin, strength training and yoga into a high-intensity 60-minute workout—is building its first studio in the Austin area.

A "closed" sign is in the window of the door at the Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse east of Lakeline Mall. (Denise Seiler/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse near Lakeline closes

The Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse, which was east of Lakeline Mall at 14010 Hwy. 183, Bldg. B, Austin, has closed.

(Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fifteen Leander ISD employees to receive advanced degrees from Concordia University Texas

Fifteen Leander ISD employees will receive advanced degrees from Concordia University Texas during the Dec. 7 commencement.

Kent Cagle was Leander's city manager from 2011 until May of this year. (Courtesy city of Leander)
Former Leander City Manager Kent Cagle now city manager of Killeen

Cagle’s first day as city manager of Killeen was Dec. 3, according to a city press release.

Travis County commissioners received their sixth update on the 2017-22 bond program at a Dec. 3 meeting. (Emma Freer/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis County 2017-22 bond program remains on track thanks to innovations

Fifty-six of the 60 projects included in the five-year bond program Travis County voters approved in 2017 are in active development, according to a Dec. 3 presentation made to the Commissioners Court.

Juanita Budd began work as the new general manager of Brushy Creek MUD on Dec. 1.
Brushy Creek MUD selects new general manager

Juanita Budd began as the new general manager of the Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District, or MUD, on Dec. 1.

The Williamson County seat is located in Georgetown at 710 S. Main St. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County sees one of the largest year-over-year employment increases in the U.S.

Williamson County continues to see its unemployment rate decline.

The Leander ISD draft 2020-21 school calendar (pictured) is also available online at Trustees are scheduled to discuss, and possible vote on, the calendar at the Dec. 12 meeting. (Courtesy Leander ISD)
Leander ISD to discuss proposed 2020-21 school calendar

Leander ISD has published its draft calendar for the 2020-21 school year

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