14 events for Cedar Park-Leander residents to enjoy May 7-June 11, plus a live music calendar

Leander's Old Town Street Festival June 4 will include live music, vendors, food and drinks from local wineries and breweries. (Courtesy city of Leander)
Leander's Old Town Street Festival June 4 will include live music, vendors, food and drinks from local wineries and breweries. (Courtesy city of Leander)

Leander's Old Town Street Festival June 4 will include live music, vendors, food and drinks from local wineries and breweries. (Courtesy city of Leander)

With summer temperatures upon us, here are a variety of events for Cedar Park and Leander residents to enjoy this month, including Mother's Day and Memorial Day celebrations.

May 7: Fly a Kite

Leander parks and recreation will host its annual Kite Festival at Devine Lake Park. The family-friendly event will include kite events, food and craft vendors. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 1807 Waterfall Ave., Leander. 512-528-2997. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec

May 8: Attend a Mother’s Day concert

The Mother’s Day R&B Jam will feature Monica, Tank, Ginuwine, 112 and H Town. Monica, the Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum selling R&B artist, will headline the event, which is part of a North American tour. 5:30 p.m. (doors open), 6:30 p.m. (concert). $62-$212. H-E-B Center Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. www.ticketmaster.com


May 9: Swing for a good cause

The 22nd annual Chamber Golf Classic presented by Toyota of Cedar Park will raise funds for the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce. 11:30 a.m. (registration/lunch), 1 p.m. (shotgun start). $600 (team of 4). Twin Creeks Country Club, 3201 Twin Creeks Club Drive, Cedar Park. Lunch and dinner included. Contact Tony Moline at 512-260-7800 or [email protected]

May 11: Train to leave no trace

The Williamson County Conservation Foundation will host a class about the seven principles of Leave No Trace. The program is presented by the Center for Outdoor Ethics and allows participants to hike, bird watch and see the Williamson County preserves. 1-2 p.m. Must register and obtain a pass. Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, Leander. Eventbrite: Leave No Trace for Williamson County

May 14: Clean out the garage

A household hazardous waste free cleanup will allow Cedar Park homeowners to unload paint, acids, used motor oil, pool chemicals, car tires and other hazardous items. A list of items allowed and prohibited along with other guidelines is available at www.cedarparktexas.gov. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free for residents. Gupton Stadium parking lot East Park Street entrance, 200 Gupton Way Drive, Cedar Park. 512-401-5300

May 14: Get in rhythm with this festival

The Sticks + Skins Drum Festival will be presented by Soulshine Rhythm Experience in partnership with www.playdrums.com. Learn tips and techniques from professional percussionists in all areas of drums and rhythm. 1-3 p.m. $5 (per person), $10 (per family). Smooth Village, 203 W. Broade St., Leander. Tickets at www.eventbrite.com, Sticks + Skins Drum Festival

May 20: Music in the park

The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra will perform “Great Music Arising Out of War” at Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. Free. 7:30-8:50 p.m. www.wilcosymphony.org

May 21: Visit Cedar Park Market Days

Held the third Saturday of the month, the May event will feature the Andre Hayward Trio and shopping for unique goods from 70 local artisans, specialty food vendors and crafters. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 11066 Pecan Park Blvd., Cedar Park. www.cedarparkmarketdays.com

May 28: Worth the Trip—Dreamland

Dreamland, an outdoor entertainment venue, will present its first Music & Arts Festival. The event will include music performances by Bob Schneider, Carolyn Wonderland and Del Castillo. An artisan market, a beer garden, miniature golf and other activities are planned. 11 a.m.-11:55 p.m. Free (children age 5 and younger), $50 (general admission). 2770 W. Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs. https://dreamland.us

May 30: Memorial Day event set

A Memorial Day celebration in Cedar Park will be hosted by Lakeline Oaks Retirement Community. 3:30-5 p.m. Free. 1905 S. Lakeline Blvd., Cedar Park. www.rlcommunities.com

June 4: Enjoy family, food and fun

The annual family-friendly Old Town Street Festival will include live music all day with Lee Roy Parnell as the event’s headliner, food, drinks from wineries and breweries, and handcrafted creations by local and national artisans. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. Old Town District, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-259-1907. www.oldtownstreetfestival.com

June 5: Support Furry Friends

Whitestone Brewery will be hosting a fundraiser benefiting Great Pyrs & Paws Rescue. For every pint sold during the two-hour event, $1 will be donated to Great Pyrs & Paws Rescue. The event will have adoptable dogs on-site, GPPR swag, T-shirts and raffle giveaways. 1-3 p.m. Free. 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park. 512-765-4828. www.whitestonebrewery.com

June 8: Hear of the state of Leander ISD

The Leander ISD State of the District luncheon will feature Superintendent Bruce Gearing at Vandergrift High School’s cafe, 9500 McNeil Drive, Austin. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $25 (Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce members), $35 (nonmembers). Register at www.cedarparkchamber.org.

June 11: Dance with your sweetheart

The Leander Parks and Recreation Department will host the Sweetheart Dance. The event will include dancing, light bites and photos. All ages are welcome. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20 (per person). Leander Activity Center, 11880 Hero Way W., Ste. 600, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov

LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR

Maggie Mae’s Leander

105 W. Willis St., Leander

Facebook: MaggieMaesLeander

May 6: Bob Maccarni, 7 p.m.

May 7: Javier Soliz Band, 7 p.m.

May 12: Kevin Kelly, 7 p.m.

May 20: Gigi Worth 7 p.m.

May 21: Hannah Swann, 7 p.m.

May 28: Rob Bray 7 p.m.

The Good Lot

2500 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park

512-986-4037

https://thegoodlotcp.com

May 6: Sam Williams, 7 p.m.

May 7: Ben Harrison, 7 p.m.

May 13: Steph Cash, 7 p.m.

May 14: Frank D’Angelo, 7 p.m.

May 20: Alex Hensley, 7 p.m.

May 27: Colin and Zach, 7 p.m.

May 28: Mike Dohm, 7 p.m.

June 4: Auburn McCormick, 7 p.m.

June 10: Kaylin Karr, 7 p.m.

June 11: Charlie McCabe 7 p.m.

Shooters

601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park

512-260-2060

https://shootersbilliards.net

May 7: Trick Shot, 9 p.m.

May 13: Honey Punch, 9 p.m.

May 14: American Gypsy Band, 9 p.m.

May 21: Gary Cain Band, 9 p.m.

June 4: Texas Deathgrip, 8 p.m.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.