VIRTUAL TO-DO LIST: 9 Round Rock, Pflugerville-area activities to stream from home April 6-12

(Courtesy Round Rock Sports Center)
(Courtesy Round Rock Sports Center)

(Courtesy Round Rock Sports Center)

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 canceled. However, local libraries and parks and recreation departments are leveraging technology to offer free workouts, book discussions, painting classes and more this week.

April 6 | Get crafty

The Clay Madsen Recreation Center and Baca Community Center in Round Rock host Make it Monday with crafts and activities for families to do from home. The prompt will be revealed on the city’s parks and recreation Facebook page on April 6. Free. www.facebook.com/roundrockparksandrec

April 7, 10 | Brush up on your basketball skills

Lace up your sneakers and participate in virtual basketball training, hosted by the Round Rock Sports Center on Tuesdays and Fridays. Activities are designed primarily for youth ages 7-15. Free. 6 p.m. www.facebook.com/roundrocksportscenter


April 7 | Spruce up 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 8 | Paint a masterpiece

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

April 8, 10 | Engage in story time

On Wednesday and Friday mornings, the Round Rock Public Library uploads a new video for prekindergartners and toddlers. Tune in and sing along with Round Rock librarians via their Facebook page. Free. 10:30 a.m. www.facebook.com/roundrockpubliclibrary

April 9, 10 | Easter egg drop [UPDATE: the city has sold out of its egg drop kits. The program is full at this time.]

While this year's Pfloating Egg Hunt was canceled, Pflugerville families can sign up for a home delivery of egg hunt kits, containing Easter eggs, candy and prizes. Register in advance for the drops, which will occur Thursday and Friday. $5 per kit. Drop off times vary. www.pflugervilletx.gov/eggdrop

April 11 | Listen to a weekly health chat

While Baylor Scott & White has suspended in-person Walk With a Doc events, the health care provider is encouraging participation in a virtual event. On Saturday mornings, BSW will post a video with updates about COVID-19 and other health topics. Viewers are then encouraged to go for a walk while practicing social distancing. Free. 9 a.m. www.walkwithadog.org/virtual

Ongoing opportunities

Through April 23 | Write an original short story

Children ages 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.

Through 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
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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