Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the correct location for the July 23 movie at the Cedar Park Public Library and price information for the July 30 Austin Steam Train Association Sunset Express.

There are several community events in Cedar Park and Leander in July and August, including a dog paw-ty, National Night Out and concerts. Additionally, both the Cedar Park and Leander public libraries are hosting free events for guests of all ages.

July 14: Network with business owners

Networking Local will host a mingle-style happy hour event for Cedar Park and Leander business owners. Held at Whitestone Brewery, the event will have both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages as well as a local food truck on-site. 4:30-6:30 p.m. 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park. 512-765-4828. www.facebook.com/networkinglocal

July 15: See Dylan Wheeler live

Singer-songwriter Dylan Wheeler is on tour and will be making a stop at Wild West Cedar Park. Wheeler’s music blends rock, country and alternative styles. One of his most recent, popular songs is “My Head” from the “Times Are Changing” album. Doors open at 7 p.m. $15-$125. 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-986-7464. https://wildwestcedarpark.com

July 16: Go to a paw-ty

Locals can cool off at an off-leash doggy splash party featuring a dog swimsuit contest, treats and adoptable dogs. All proceeds will be donated to Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter. Noon-4 p.m. Free. The Doghouse Drinkery & Dog Park, 3800 CR 175, Leander. 512-291-6664. www.doghousedrinkery.com

July 16: Visit the farmers market

The Old Town Leander Farmers Market features local vendors selling arts, crafts, homemade foods, fresh produce, and other treats and goods. The farmers market is open every Saturday. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Smooth Village, 203 W. Broade St., Leander. 512-698-1839. https://smoothvillage.com/leander-farmers-market

July 19: Meet police officers

The Cedar Park Police Department will host a National Night Out kick-off party. National Night Out aims to strengthen the relationship between the community and law enforcement. 6-8 p.m. Free. 911 Quest Parkway, Cedar Park. 512-260-4600. www.cedarparktexas.gov

July 23: Groove the night away

The “One Nation Under A Groove” tour is coming to the Haute Spot with headlining performances by George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Other featured performers include The Soul Rebels, Blue Eye Extinction, Josh Schwartz and Pimps of Joytime. 6-11 p.m. $54-$155. 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-986-7411. www.hautespotvenue.com

July 30: Embrace the sunset

The Austin Steam Train Association’s Sunset Express will take riders on a 44-mile evening journey through Texas Hill Country, across the South San Gabriel River to the historic 1912 Bertram Depot. Both adult-only and family-friendly cars will be available, and passengers can purchase beer and wine. Personal alcoholic beverages are prohibited. The train departs at 7 p.m. and will return at 9:30 p.m. $20-$45. 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste C-100, Cedar Park. 512-915-2340. www.austinsteamtrain.org

Aug. 7: Listen to ’90s R&B

Austin’s R&B Summer Jam presented by Motor City Entertainment will be at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park. Grammy-nominated R&B group Jagged Edge will be the concert’s headliner. Other artists performing include Dru Hill, Silk, Next, Jon B and J Holiday. 5 p.m. (doors open), 6 p.m. (concert begins). $62-$192. 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com/events/detail/austins-rnb-summer-jam

Aug. 12-13: Get down and dirty at a rodeo

The H-E-B Center will host the weekendlong event, the Cedar Park Rodeo presented by Bud Light. This event will feature bull riding, bareback riding, calf roping, girls barrel racing, steer wrestling, girls breakaway roping and mutton busting. 7:30-11 p.m. $19-$29 (attendees age 13 and older), $14-$24 (attendees ages 2-12). 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com/events/detail/cedar-park-rodeo-2022


Cedar Park Public Library

550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park



July 12: Gain gardening skills

The A&M Agrilife Extension Office and Williamson County Master Gardeners will host the Green Thumbs Up Gardening event series at the library. This month’s topic will be focused on succulent plants. Attendees will be able to learn about the plants as well as tools and techniques to use. 7 p.m. Free

July 23: Enjoy a park picnic

The city of Cedar Park will be having a picnic at Brushy Creek Lake Park as a part of its Summer Reading Club Program. Attendees can bring their own picnic lunch and join the event at the Cedar and Cypress pavilions. There will be crafts and free snacks. The park’s splash pad, playground, kayaks and hiking trails will also be available. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 3300 Brushy Creek Road, Cedar Park

July 23: Watch a movie on the lawn

Catch an interactive screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Staff are encouraging attendees to bring their own blankets, folding chairs, snacks and water. They will be providing props and instructions for the first 50 people to arrive, so guests are encouraged to arrive early. 9 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library back lawn

Leander Public Library

1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander



July 14, 21 and 28: See the summer film series

Join the library in watching and discussing rewatchable movies during the film series this summer. “Mamma Mia!” will be showing on July 14; “Selena” is on July 21; and “Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope” is on July 28. 7 p.m. Free

July 27: Tracy & Gryff, the Golden Trick Dog

Watch award-winning dog trick performances and musical routines by American Kennel Club’s No. 1 trick dog and his owner, Tracy. 11 a.m.-noon. Free

July 30: Meet an author

Becky Dean will be at the library to discuss her debut novel, “Love & Other Great Expectations” as well as her journey to publication. Dean is also the author of an upcoming four-book science-fiction series, which is written under the name B.L. Dean. 2 p.m. Free

Aug. 6: Watch a Magic Show

Award-winning magician John O’Bryant will put on two shows at the Leander Public Library. O’Bryant provides educational and motivational shows in a high-energy, interactive format featuring close-up magic, mind reading, illusion, comedy, stunts, special effects and audience interaction. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Free.