Candidate forums, Mason Days: 10 things to do in Cedar Park, Leander this April

Mason Homestead in Leander
Pioneer demonstrations will be shown at The Mason Homestead in Leander on April 17. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Pioneer demonstrations will be shown at The Mason Homestead in Leander on April 17. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Here is a mix of virtual and in-person events to do this April and early May in Cedar Park and Leander.

April 10 | Farm tour

Visit and learn about Isle Acres Farms in Leander during a public farm tour. Visitors will learn about how to farm without chemicals, the history of the land and more. The farm’s new creekside nature playscape will also be open. Tours are limited to 15 people. 2 p.m. $10 (age 3 and up). Isle Acre Farms, 11327 Hero Way West, Leander. 512-763-5293.

April 13 | Cedar Park candidate forum

The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual forum with all six City Council candidates invited. The forum takes place on Facebook Live and will be moderated by Chamber President and CEO Tony Moline. 6:30 p.m. Free. Virtual event.

April 17 | Leander candidate forum

Leander City Council candidates will meet with residents for a community forum at Lakewood Park. The event will meet at the playground near the park entrance. Residents of the Cold Springs, Hazlewood and Crystal Springs neighborhoods are organizing the event. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Lakewood Park, 2040 Artesian Springs, Leander. 980-333-2951.

April 17 | Mason Days

Visit the Mason Homestead for pioneer demonstrations of blacksmithing, rope making, rug hooking, candle making, woodworking, beekeeping, food and more. 12-4 p.m. Free. Mason Homestead, 1101 Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909.

April 18 | Night flight chocolate tasting

Delysia Chocolatier will host a virtual chocolate tasting that represents the flavors of Austin for International Bat Appreciation Day. Flavors are inspired by Lucy’s Fried Chicken, brisket and other Austin food traditions. Chocolates are shipped to your home, and the tasting will take 45 minutes with a 15-minute question session. 4 p.m. $24.95. Virtual event. 512-413-4701.

April 23 | Savory Farmers Market at Bryson

Held in Bryson on the fourth Friday of each month, the farmers market offers rotating vendors with various items, such as fresh produce, microgreens, beef, chicken, pastries, locally handcrafted jewelry, soaps and candles. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash for some vendors. 3-7 p.m. Free. Bryson Community, 1960 Pleasant Hill Road, Leander. 512-850-8828.

April 24 | Caregivers workshop

Learn about the basics of hospice care in a virtual seminar called "Breaking the Ice: A Hospice Conversation for Caregivers" with a Baylor Scott & White hospice care consultant. This is part of AGE of Central Texas' workshop series about family members caring for older adults. Registration is available by phone or online. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Virtual event. 512-600-9275.

April 24 | Sunset Music Series

Leander is hosting monthly music events at the Robin Bledsoe Amphitheater. Attendees can bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic food. Pets are allowed on leaches, and concessions and vendors will be available. 6 p.m. Free. Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909.

April 30 | Living Leander

Living Leander Community & Career Expo attendees can learn about career opportunities and local businesses. Leander Chamber of Commerce hosts the event. 4-8 p.m. Free. Premier Athletic Complex, 8220 183A, Leander. 512-259-1907.

May 1 | Kite Festival

The city of Leander will host its annual kite festival at Devine Lake Park. There will be kite events, food vendors and craft vendors. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Devine Lake Park, 1807 Waterfall Ave., Leander. 512-528-9909.

May 3-21 | Summer Supply Drive

A group of Leander High School students are hosting a summer supply drive in May to collect water bottles, canned foods, personal hygiene products, bug repellent, sunscreen and tents. Items will be donated to the Austin Humanists nonprofit. Supplies can be dropped off at the Leander High School front office at 3301 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-461-7047.

Notes: The Mason Days event time has been corrected. This article has been updated with additional events. This list is noncomprehensive.
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.