14 events in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto in Dec. 2019

Strike a chord with Round Rock Public Library's acoustic open jam  session on Dec. 21. (Courtesy Round Rock Public Library)
Strike a chord with Round Rock Public Library's acoustic open jam session on Dec. 21. (Courtesy Round Rock Public Library)

Strike a chord with Round Rock Public Library's acoustic open jam session on Dec. 21. (Courtesy Round Rock Public Library)

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Expand your artistic horizons and support Round Rock ISD student artists at the district's art exhibition. (Courtesy Round Rock ISD)
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Get extra crafty this holiday season and learn how to make your own ornaments with Pflugerville Public Library's kids crafternoon program. (Courtesy Pflugerville Public Library)
DEC. 5: Take dance lessons

Dance as a couple or on your own with Pflugerville’s ballroom dancing classes, hosted by dance instructor George Blaha. 11 a.m.-noon. $12 (four-class punch card). Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6350. http://parks.pflugervilletx.gov/events/recreation-event


DEC. 6: Watch a performance of 'The Music Man'

Support local, budding actors and see Hutto High School’s performance of “The Music Man,” following the story of con man Harold Hill. 7-10 p.m. $5 (students), $10 (adults). Hutto Theatre, 101 FM 685, Hutto. 512-759-4700. www.hipponation.org


DEC. 7: Heal through creativity

Take some time to unwind and reflect this holiday season with a three-hour art therapy session, led by certified art therapist Heather Eden. 1-4 p.m. $60. Simple Sparrow Care Farm, 1601 CR 107, Hutto. 512-677-9102. www.simplesparrow.farm


DEC. 7: Celebrate a kid-friendly night out

Enjoy crafts, games, dinner and a screening of “Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!” with Hutto Parks and Recreation’s Kids Night Out. 5:30-10 p.m. $20. Ages 5-12. Hutto Parks and Recreation Office, 306 E. Live Oak St., Hutto. 512-759-4033. www.activekids.com


DEC. 7: Shop local this holiday season

Support local vendors as you buy gifts for your loved ones this December with The Emerson Apartments’ holiday market. Noon-4 p.m. Free. The Emerson Apartments, 1221 New Meister Lane, Pflugerville. 512-251-7000. www.facebook.com/liveattheemerson

DEC. 8: Expand your artistic horizons

Appreciate student talent with Round Rock ISD’s Art Exhibition, featuring works from within the district. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Raymond E. Hartfield Performing Arts Center, 5800 McNeil Drive, Austin. 512-464-5025. www.roundrocktexas.gov/events


DEC. 8-9: Check out holiday displays

Give your weekend plans a vintage twist with the Heritage House Museum’s Christmas Quilt Show, featuring antique toys, homemade quilts, performances by the Pflugerville Elementary School Choir and an appearance from Santa Claus. 1-4 p.m. Free. Heritage House Museum, 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville. 512-251-4007. https://library.pflugervilletx.gov

DEC. 9: Build a gingerbread house

Rock around the Christmas tree with Round Rock Public Library’s Rockin’ Kids Club, featuring a gingerbread-building art class. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Ages 5 and older. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-3275. www.roundrocktexas.gov/events


DEC. 12: Craft holiday ornaments

Embrace a festive spirit and sew your own ornaments this holiday season with Pflugerville Public Library’s kids crafternoon. 3:30-4 p.m. Free. Ages 5-8. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6375. https://library.pflugervilletx.gov


DEC. 15: Create a paper Christmas tree

Cozy up with a drink and some art supplies at Pflugerville Public Library’s Crafty Cafe, where guests will create a Christmas tree from recycled books. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Ages 12 and older. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6375. https://library.pflugervilletx.gov

DEC. 17: Pfestive Pfarmers Market

The Pflugerville's farmers market will take on a festive flair in December, featuring craft items and live music from local businesses and performers, in addition to locally grown and prepared food. 3-7 p.m. Free admission. Green Red Barn, 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6350. www.pflugervilletx.gov/for-visitors/events

DEC. 19: Harry Potter Holiday Party

Embrace the magic of the season at the Harry Potter Holiday Party. The event for children and teens ages 8-18 includes a costume contest, potions class, games, trivia, food and crafts, with canned goods accepted to donate to the Round Rock Serving Center. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St, Round Rock. 512-218-7001. www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/library


DEC. 21: Strike a chord

End 2019 on a melodic high note with Round Rock Public Library’s acoustic open jam, featuring the musical talents of local artists and a space for musical collaboration. This event takes place regularly, on the third Saturday of the month. 2-5 p.m. Free. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-7014. www.roundrocktexas.gov/events

DEC. 29: Kickstart your 2020 fitness goals

Ring in the new year early and get a head start on your resolutions with the USA Fit Rockin’ Resolution Race, featuring 1K, 5K, 10-mile and 20-mile distances. 7:30 a.m. $10 (1k), $40 (5k), $80 (10k), $90 (20-mile). Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. www.facebook.com/austinrrrace
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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