VIRTUAL TO-DO LIST: 6 Round Rock-Pflugerville area activities you can stream from home this week starting March 30

Groove to the beat with a Zumba class hosted by Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department. Typically hosted in-person, the class will be live-streamed this week. (Photo courtesy Pflugerville Parks and Recreation)
Groove to the beat with a Zumba class hosted by Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department. Typically hosted in-person, the class will be live-streamed this week. (Photo courtesy Pflugerville Parks and Recreation)

Groove to the beat with a Zumba class hosted by Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department. Typically hosted in-person, the class will be live-streamed this week. (Photo courtesy Pflugerville Parks and Recreation)

With stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders in effect in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, traditional events and activities in the community have been cancelled. However, local libraries and parks and recreation departments are leveraging technology to offer free workouts, book discussions, painting classes and more this week.

March 30 | Participate in a virtual Zumba class

Get your groove on at home as you follow along with a live-streamed Zumba class, hosted by the city of Pflugerville's Parks and Recreation Department. The workout consists of step-by-step dance moves set to upbeat music. Free. 10-11 a.m. www.facebook.com/pflugervilleparksandrec

March 30 | Discuss a favorite book

Participate in an online chat with librarians and fellow book lovers. While the Pflugerville Public Library is temporarily closed at this time, library card holders can download e-books online. Event is intended for ages 18 and up. Free. Noon-1 p.m. www.facebook.com/pflugervillelibrary


March 31 | Polish your resume

Looking for work but afraid your resume may not stand out to employers? Librarians at the Round Rock Public Library will review your resume over the video conferencing technology Zoom. Free. 4-5 p.m. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/resume-review-via-zoom

April 1 | Paint a masterpiece

Learn to paint a watercolor scene on canvas from the comfort of your home. The Pflugerville Public Library will provide virtual instructions and answer questions submitted via chat. 2 p.m. www.facebook.com/pflugervillelibrary

Ongoing opportunities

Now-May 15 | Participate in a reading challenge

The Round Rock Express is offering two general admission outfield lawn tickets to the July 5 baseball game to children 12 and under who complete a reading challenge. Want to go above and beyond? Additional prizes will be awarded at the game to readers who reach certain milestones. Free. Full details are available at www.milb.com/round-rock.

Now–April 23 | Write an original short story

Children age 8-12 are encouraged to write and submit an original short story to the Round Rock Public Library's Write On! Tween Short Story Contest. The top stories will be published in a book and housed within the library's local author collection for children. Free. Full details are available at www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/write-on-short-story-contest-ages-8-12
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.


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