To-Do List: Your guide to activities in Cedar Park and Leander for Feb.-March 2020

(Courtesy Way Off Broadway Community Players)
(Courtesy Way Off Broadway Community Players)

(Courtesy Way Off Broadway Community Players)

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(Courtesy Leander Wolfpack)
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(Courtesy H-E-B Center at Cedar Park)
FEB. 20

MOMS CLUB OF LEANDER

Come meet the MOMS Club of Leander for breakfast at Grand Donuts. If the weather is nice, the group will meet on the patio. The MOMS Club of Leander is a daytime support group for moms in all stages of parenting. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. 15609 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Ste. C140, Leander. www.facebook.com/momsclubleander

FEB. 21

LIVING LEANDER COMMUNITY EXPO


This annual community event is a draw for all ages, providing shows, booths and a job fair. There is also a $1,000 prize giveaway. Children and adults can take part in laser tag and other games. The event is presented by the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. The theme of this year’s event is “Leanderopoly.” Booths will contain various city departments, community organizations and local businesses. 4-8 p.m. Free

•Premier Athletic Complex

8220 Toll 183A, Leander

512-259-1907

www.leandercc.org

FEB. 21-MARCH 1

'BUT WHAT ABOUT BARNABY?'


The Way Off Broadway Community Players stage a murder mystery about an outcast named Barnaby who is found dead. The killer in this odd family is finally revealed in a hilarious finale. 8 p.m. (Feb. 21-22, 28-29); 3 p.m. (Feb. 23, March 1). $7.89-$18.73. Way Off Broadway Community Theater, 11880 Hero Way W., Leander. 512-259-5878. www.wobcp.org

FEB. 22

MODERN HOME TOUR

The Austin Modern Home Tour, founded by GoodLife Luxury and produced by the Modern Architecture and Design Studio, returns for its 12th installation. The self-guided tour includes 12 homes across the Austin area that explore various features of midcentury modern architecture. The tour concludes with a block party at the Starlight Village in Leander. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $15-$100. Various locations. www.mads.media/2020-atx-modern-home-tour

FEB. 23

AN EVENING WITH PITBULL


A rapper and singer, Pitbull will be making his debut at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The Cuban American Grammy award winner has collaborated with a variety of artists, from Blake Shelton to Kesha. 8 p.m. $51-$126. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park.

512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com

FEB. 23 WORTH THE TRIP: THE LONE STAR LE MANS

This six-hour endurance race is part of the Federation Internationale De L’Automobile’s World Endurance Championship series, which spans eight races in multiple countries and closes with 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, a race that has been held since 1923. Noon-6 p.m. $49. Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of The Americas Blvd., Del Valle. 512-301-6300.

www.circuitoftheamericas.com

FEB. 29

LEAP YEAR AT KIDS KITCHEN

Visit on Leap Day for a morning of froggy crafts, games and food. Open to ages 3-6, the workshop will be kept to 12-15 little chefs. 9:30-11 a.m.

$35. Kids Kitchen, 1514 Dandridge Drive, Cedar Park. 512-799-8301.

http://txkidskitchen.com/

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FEB. 29

MARDI GRAS PARTY

On Leap Day, Whitestone Brewery will be opening at 3 p.m. and offering limited-release beers on tap. The Van’s Damn Tasty Tacos and Ronburguesas food truck will offer a special Mardi Gras menu. Swing Shift will be performing live New Orleans-style jazz from 6-9 p.m. 3-midnight. Free. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500,

Cedar Park. 512-765-4828.

www.whitestonebrewery.com

FEB. 29 & MARCH 7

LEANDER WOLFPACK FOOTBALL


The Leander Wolfpack, the city’s first minor league football team for adults, takes the field at home Feb. 29 against the North Texas Stampede. The team competes in the 18-team Texas United Football Association. The Wolfpack will host another game March 7 against the San Antonio Warriors. Both games start at 7 p.m. $5 (active/former military and first responders), $6 (ages 5-12), $12, $50 (season tickets). Bible Stadium, 3301 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-293-2348. www.leanderwolfpack.com

MARCH 1

CONCERT BY NAVATMAN MUSIC COLLECTIVE

Navatman Music Collective is a choir that showcases Carnatic, or South Indian classical, music. Based in New York City, NMC will be performing with local artists Abhishek Balakrishnan (violin) and Rohit Ashok (mridangam). 5-7 p.m. Free. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park.

512-219-9008. https://navatman.org

MARCH 3

4-H GAVEL CLUB SPEECH CONTEST

The second annual contest, hosted by the Cedar Park 4-H Gavel Club, is open to 4-H members in good standing and will feature impromptu speaking (grades K-2, 1-2 minutes), creative storytelling (grades 3-5, 4-6 minutes) inspiring speech 1 (grades 6-8, 5-7 minutes) and inspiring speech 2 (grades 9-12, 5-7 minutes). 6-9 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. for contestants. Free. Lakeline Oaks Community Building, 1000 Old Mill Road, Cedar Park. 530-220-3367.

http://cedarpark4h.easy-speak.org

MARCH 5-8

‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’

Concordia University of Texas’ School of Fine Arts Theatre Program presents four nights of the classic cult hit “Little Shop of Horrors,” which debuted as a film in 1960 before being made into a musical in 1982 and a movie again in 1986. The musical follows a floral shop assistant and a singing, flesh-eating plant that he discovers. Show times vary. Tickets costs have not yet been announced and go on sale in February. Concordia Black Box Theatre, 11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin. 512-313-5410.

www.concordia.edu

MARCH 7

HOPE TO HERO HALF MARATHON

Beginning and ending at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, this half-marathon runs from New Hope Avenue to Hero Way. A 5K and kids’ marathon—1.3 miles—will also be held. Cash prizes will be awarded to half-marathon and 5K winners. Strollers are allowed. 7:30 a.m. (half-marathon), 7:45 a.m. (5K), 9:30 a.m. (kids’ marathon). Visit website for prices. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. http://pentelievents.com
By Brian Perdue
Brian Perdue is the editor of the Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. A native of Virginia's Appalachian Mountains, he has been a journalist since 1992, living and working in Virginia, Washington D.C., Hawaii's Big Island, Southern California and Florida before moving to Austin in 2019.


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