TO-DO LIST: 12 events in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto in March 2020

(Courtesy city of Hutto)
(Courtesy city of Hutto)

(Courtesy city of Hutto)

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(Courtesy Pflugerville Parks and Recreation)
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(Courtesy Hutto Parks and Recreation)
March 5 | Join an adult rec league

Looking to pick up a new hobby, meet new friends or to perfect your cornhole skills? Join Pflugerville’s adult co-recreational cornhole league for ages 21 and older, held on Thursdays throughout March and April. 7-9 p.m. $25 (per player). Green Red Barn, 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6350. www.pflugervilletx.gov

March 8 | Solve a murder mystery

A fan of murder mysteries and Chris Evans wearing cable-knit sweaters? Then come on out for a matinee screening of Rian Johnson’s film “Knives Out,” featuring actors Daniel Craig and Jamie Lee Curtis. This event is intended for age 13 and older. 2-4 p.m. Free. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6375. www.pflugervilletx.gov

March 14-15 | Embrace the local music and arts scene


Keep the Greater Austin area weird this spring with a celebration of the city’s world-famous music and arts scene. The Austin Music & Arts Festival includes classic car shows, live music, fine arts displays and the Taste of Austin Food Garden. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-218-5540. https://austinartsfestival.com

March 16 | Build a dream Lego model

School may be out for spring break, but aspiring engineers age 4 and older are invited to participate in a Lego building day, hosted by the Round Rock Public Library, Learning Fun 101 and 4Reelz School of Film. 10 a.m.-noon; 1-3 p.m. Free. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-3275. www.roundrocktexas.gov

March 16-20 | Go on educational escapades

Adventure awaits with the Hutto Parks and Recreation Department’s spring break camp for kids ages 5-12, featuring crafts, science experiments and more. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. $120 (residents), $130 (nonresidents). Hutto Parks and Recreation Department Office, 306 E. Live Oak St., Hutto. 512-759-4000. www.huttotx.gov/departments/parks_and_recreation

March 21 | Kick back at a crawfish boil

What better way to celebrate a beautiful spring day than with 800 pounds of crawfish? Savor the flavor of classic Louisiana-inspired cuisine with the third-annual Crawfish Kickback. 2-8 p.m. Free. Bombshells, 15119 I-35, Pflugerville. 512-670-2662. www.facebook.com/bombshellsaustin

March 21 | Snag a summer job

Still searching for a part-time job or some volunteer opportunities this summer? Bring a resume and meet with local businesses and nonprofits at Round Rock’s annual Youth Jobs and Volunteer Fair, meant for ages 13-20. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-3275. www.roundrocktexas.gov

March 28 | Race for education

Pound the pavement for a good cause this spring with the inaugural Health & Education 5K, hosted by the Hutto Women’s Alliance. In addition to racing, participants can explore health and education vendors from the Greater Hutto community. 8 a.m. (sign-in), 8:45 a.m. (warmup), 9 a.m. (race start). $25. Fritz Park, 400 Park St., Hutto.512-964-5387. www.active.com/hutto-tx/running/distance-running/hutto-s-health-and-education-5k-2020

March 28 | Run for the rabbits

It will be a race between the tortoise and the hare this March during Pflugerville’s third annual Rabbit Fun Run, benefiting the House Rabbit Resource Network in Austin. The event will also include music and vendors with information on how to volunteer for, adopt from or donate to the organization. Event starts at 8 a.m. $35. Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville. 512-626-5555. https://hrrn.ticketbud.com/rabbitfunrun

March 28 | Paint it forward

Enjoy a night of art, culture and music while giving back to Round Rock ISD’s arts programs with the Painting it Forward Gala Fundraiser, hosted by the local nonprofit organization Round Rock Arts. The event includes live music, auctions, photo booths and networking opportunities. 6-10 p.m. $60 (per ticket), $100 (per couple). The Rabb House, 151 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd., Round Rock. 512-218-5540. https://roundrockarts.org

March 28 | Enjoy brews with your crew

Take in a view and enjoy a brew during Hutto’s annual Reds, Whites & Brews, which is intended for ages 21 and up. The event will include tastings from Texas wineries and breweries and food from local food trucks. This year the event will be held at The Teggeman House, which is located along Brushy Creek. 6-9 p.m. $45-$65. Teggeman House, 11900 FM 1660, Hutto. 512-591-4650. www.huttotx.gov/calendar

March 30 | Be a builder for a day

Curious to learn more about construction? Elementary-age students can stop by the Rockin’ Kids Club for a hands-on experience playing with construction kits. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Free. Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-3275. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/rockin-kids-club-science-2020
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.