5 events in the Cedar Park and Leander area this weekend, April 28-30

Whether it is music, family activities or helping the community by safely disposing of medications, there are several activities and events this weekend in Cedar Park and Leander.

April 28-29: Jazz and Art on Main. The city of Cedar Park hosts the annual event, which includes live music, food vendors, art and craft booths featuring paintings, mixed media, sculptures, woodwork, glasswork and handmade items. The performance lineup is:

April 28
6-6:45 p.m.: Jazz Daddies
7-7:45 p.m.: Trio Verde
8-8:45 p.m.: Scott Simon

April 29
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Glenn Rexach Trio
11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Scott Simon
Noon-12:45 p.m.: Musikatz
1 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Gabriel Santiago Trio
2 p.m.-2:45 p.m.: The New Orleans Jazz Band of Austin
3 p.m.-3:45 p.m.:  Silver Creek Jazz Band

Free admission. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. April 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St. in Cedar Park.

April 29: Drug Take Back Program. The Leander Police Department is partnering with the Department Enforcement Administration for an annual drug take back event. Citizens of Leander and the surrounding areas are able to drop off their expired, unused or unwanted medications. This includes prescription medications, over the counter medications, pet medications, etc. The purpose of this program is to safely destroy these medications. Before bringing prescription medications to the police department, remove all names and identifying information from the bottles. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Leander Police Department, 200 W. Willis St., Leander. 512-528-2812. www.leandertx.gov

April 29: Fiesta Mexicana Ballet Folklorico performance. Join the Cedar Park Public Library for a dance performance from Fiesta Mexicana Ballet Folklorico to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). Dancers of all ages will be performing in this 30-minute show. Free. 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Cedar Park Public Library Community Room, 550 Discovery Blvd. in Cedar Park

April 29. County and Career Fair. Leander High School’s Project Grad Booster Club hosts a day of fun and productive activities. People looking for jobs are encouraged to bring a resume and cover letter. There also will be family-friendly activities such as bubble soccer, face painting, slot car races, movie theater, food, drinks, games, laser tag, a battle of the bands and free bounce houses. Proceeds from the event go toward Project Grad for graduating seniors. Free admission and parking. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Leander High School, 3301 S. Bagdad Road.

Worth the trip:

April 28-30: Red Poppy Festival. Georgetown celebrates its 18th annual Red Poppy Festival, including arts and crafts, live music, a parade, self-guided Red Poppy Tour and more. The festival starts at 6 p.m. April 28 and runs through 5 p.m. April 30. The parade starts at 10 a.m. April 29. Flash Transportation will provide a free shuttle from First Baptist Church, 1333 W. University Ave., to the Red Poppy Festival from 9 a.m. until after the end of the day.

For a full schedule of events, visit www.poppy.georgetown.org. Free admission. Georgetown square. 800-436-8696. [email protected]


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