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


A candidate for interim city manager will be selected from the Texas Municipal League. (Courtesy city of Huttto)
Hutto seeks to hire interim city manager from Texas Municipal League

The city of Hutto will seek a retired city manager from the Texas Municipal League to serve as Hutto's interim city manager.

Michael Angelos Gourmet Foods prepares, processes and packages a line of Italian frozen dishes at a facility in Round Rock.
18 new jobs, $11M facility upgrades: Michael Angelos Gourmet Foods ups investment in Round Rock

Local manufacturer of frozen foods Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods plans to upgrade its facilities, hire additional staff with a $290,000 economic incentive boost.

(Courtesy Fotolia)
Engineering consulting firm BGE to bring at least 80 new jobs to Round Rock

BGE, Inc. will create at least 80 jobs in Round Rock with an average salary of $80,000, according to an economic development agreement approved by Round Rock City Council Dec. 5.

Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre is a south Austin music venue that first opened in July 2000. (Community Impact Staff)
Nutty Brown Amphitheatre gets 2-year extension to build $10M venue in Round Rock

A highly-anticipated outdoor music venue has delayed its Round Rock opening once again.

Louisiana Crab Shack is set to open two Round Rock locations on Gattis School Road and Palm Valley Boulevard. (Lacy Klasel/Community Impact Newspaper)
Louisiana Crab Shack to open 2 Round Rock locations

The Austin-based seafood chain currently has restaurants in Austin, Georgetown, Cedar Park and Waco.

Spirit of Texas' newly opened taproom features offerings such as a vanilla porter and India pale ale as well as amber and blonde ales. (Courtesy Shaun Siems)
Spirit of Texas expands Pflugerville distillery, adding brewery

Spirit of Texas officially opened its taproom Nov. 8.

Jason Ball, Round Rock Chamber president and CEO, discussed the vision and values of the chamber as well as local trends to watch in 2020. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
468 new jobs, $30.4M investment in 2019: Round Rock Chamber is 'strong,' CEO says in annual address

Round Rock Chamber President and CEO Jason Ball delivered the 2019 State of the Chamber address Dec. 3.

Travis County commissioners received their sixth update on the 2017-22 bond program at a Dec. 3 meeting. (Emma Freer/Community Impact Newspaper)
Travis County 2017-22 bond program remains on track thanks to innovations

Fifty-six of the 60 projects included in the five-year bond program Travis County voters approved in 2017 are in active development, according to a Dec. 3 presentation made to the Commissioners Court.

The Williamson County seat is located in Georgetown at 710 S. Main St. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County sees one of the largest year-over-year employment increases in the U.S.

Williamson County continues to see its unemployment rate decline.

REAL ESTATE DATA: Homes on the market in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

Residential real estate listings added to the market between 11/5/19 and 11/26/19 were provided by the Austin Board of Realtors.

For a 10-month period, the city of Pflugerville had failed to adequately treat its water supply. City officials added that despite the treatment technique violations, the water had been and continues to be safe to drink. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Pflugerville officials seek to remedy city's water treatment failure

The city of Pflugerville failed to meet state-mandated water treatment levels from October 2018 through September 2019, excluding December 2018 and April 2019.

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