8 things to do in Leander and Cedar Park this weekend, July 13-16

Bikers train this weekend for the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride in September.

Bikers train this weekend for the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride in September.

Find local entertainment and activities this weekend.

1. Cedar Park chamber celebrates credit union grand opening Thursday

The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Amplify Credit Union at the Parke Shopping Center. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 5001 Toll 183A, Ste. 0500, Cedar Park. 512-260-7800. www.cedarparkchamber.org

2. Cedar Park City Council meets for twice-monthly session Thursday

Cedar Park City Council holds the first of its twice-monthly regular meetings at City Council Chambers. Public hearings will be held on two rezoning ordinances and an amendment to the city’s future land-use plan, according to the meeting agenda. 7 p.m. Free. 450 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park. 512-401-5000. www.cedarparktexas.gov

3. Jaws film screened at water park Friday

Movie-goers at Volente Beach Water Park and Beachside Billy's can float in an inner tube while watching Jaws 2. Ticket includes dinner; drinks charged separately. 6 p.m. $55. 16107 FM 2769, Volente. 512-258-5110. www.waterparkaustin.com

4. Bikers train at Leander Meander on Saturday

Bikers prepare for September's Texas Mamma Jamma Ride—which benefits organizations that help individuals with breast cancer—at a training bike ride called the Leander Meander. The event includes a beginner’s clinic; supported rides at 7, 21 and 32 miles; and unsupported rides at 45 and 56 miles. Supported rides have on-call drivers to pick up bikers and rest stops with snacks and water. 7 a.m.-noon. Free. Leander ISD Administration Office, 204 W. South St., Leander. 512-297-7740. www.mammajammaride.org

5. School system positions available at job fair Saturday

LISD’s job fair looks for individuals to fill transportation, food service, custodial and groundskeeping roles. Attendees are encouraged to come ready for an interview with a resume. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-570-0100. www.leanderisd.org

6. Public invited to Leander Old Town Summer Nights on Saturday

Dining, shopping, a concert, a farmers market and a car show take place in Old Town Leander every third Saturday of the month. 5:30-9 p.m. Free. 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-259-1907. www.leandercc.org

7. Worth the trip: Bowl-a-Thon raises money for animal rescue group Saturday

Leander-based cat and dog rescue organization Texas Humane Heroes holds its ninth annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser. Noon-6 p.m. $15. Mel’s Lone Star Lanes, 1010 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-260-3602. www.humaneheroes.org/bowl

8. Moose the dog reads with children Sunday

Children can work on their reading skills by reading to therapy dog Moose from the Austin Dog Alliance. Ages 5-8. 1-4 p.m. Free. Leander Public Library, 1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-259-5259. www.tinyurl.com/LillyAtLPL

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