Poker, a symphony and a silent book club: Your January to-do list for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Courtesy Pflugerville Library
Courtesy Pflugerville Library

Courtesy Pflugerville Library

The Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area has numerous events and activities going on through the month of January. From poker tournaments to a masquerade gala to a silent book club, here is a smattering of events happening in your area.

Jan. 13

Get your gaming on

Head to the Pflugerville Recreation Center for a Smash Bros tournament. Attendees for the event will play the classic crossover fighting game that features characters from various Nintendo games for a Pf-Esports t-shirt. Register online at the city’s website. 6-8 p.m. Free. Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6363.

Jan. 15

Costume up at a masquerade gala

The Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event called The Big Easy Masquerade Gala to celebrate members and celebrate their contributions to the community. The 2022 gala will include an open bar, live entertainment, games, a live and silent auction and a dessert auction. 5-10:30 p.m. $125 for seats, $1,250 for tables. Kalahari Resorts, 3001 Kalahari Blvd., Round Rock. 512-759-4400.

Jan. 15

Test your poker skills

The Lodge Poker Club is hosting a classic poker tournament with unlimited reentries.Among other prizes, the winner will receive a pair of Beats headphones, trophy and a listing on the venue’s wall of fame. 12:15 p.m. $200 to buy in, and an active membership is required. The Lodge Poker Club & Card House, 1401 S. I-35, Round Rock. 512-614-4045.

Jan. 15

Walk and celebrate the legacy of MLK

The Round Rock Black History Organization, Round Rock Independent School District and City of Round Rock are partnering for the 35th annual MLK Walk and celebration in downtown Round Rock. The walk will begin at Buck Egger Park and end at Prete Plaza, where the rest of the festivities will continue. 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Free. Buck Egger Park, 900 S. Mays St., Round Rock. 512-567-6988.

Jan. 16

Explore your love of role playing games

The city of Pflugerville is hosting a Dungeons and Dragons and Pizza event for people interested in learning about the famous fantasy game. Attendees will spend the first 30 minutes learning the rules and how to play, then follow that with a self-contained “one-shot” campaign that will last about 2.5 hours. No experience necessary. Register online at the city website. 5-9 p.m. $5 for Pflugerville residents; $7.50 for nonresidents. Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6363.

Jan. 16

Enjoy a Sunday symphony

Enjoy a family-friendly classical music concert with Austin Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Jessica Mathaes and Austin Symphony Orchestra Principal Keyboard player Alex Maynegre-Torra. Masks will be required in the building. 4-6 p.m. Free. Pflugerville First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville. 512-422-6355. Facebook: Classical Artists Concert Series - Sunday Symphony

Jan. 20

Check out a silent book club

The Pflugerville Library is hosting a new concept in “BYOB”—bring your own book. Attendees for the silent book club will bring a book of their choosing, chat for a few minutes about what they are reading and then quietly read until the program ends. Online registration on the library website began Jan. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6100.

Jan. 22

Support local farmers

Visit the Round Rock Farmer’s Market, hosted by Farmer George, at the University Oaks shopping center. Farm-fresh produce and other items from local vendors will be available for purchase. Free entry. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 201 University Oaks Blvd., Round Rock. 956-286-7775.

Jan. 28

Celebrate international dance traditions

Migrations Dance & Music Festival will bring a three day event full of dance showcases, vendors and workshops to the Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel & Conference Center. Tickets $8-90. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wingate by Wyndham Round Rock Hotel & Conference Center 1209 N. I-35 Frontage Rd., Round Rock.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.