VIRTUAL TO-DO LIST: 10 Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto activities to stream from home April 20-26

As area residents continue social distancing and public recreation centers, libraries and facilities remain closed, here are 10 page-turning, heart-pumping, ukulele strumming activities to check out between April 20-26. (Courtesy Round Rock Parks and Recreation)
As area residents continue social distancing and public recreation centers, libraries and facilities remain closed, here are 10 page-turning, heart-pumping, ukulele strumming activities to check out between April 20-26. (Courtesy Round Rock Parks and Recreation)

As area residents continue social distancing and public recreation centers, libraries and facilities remain closed, here are 10 page-turning, heart-pumping, ukulele strumming activities to check out between April 20-26. (Courtesy Round Rock Parks and Recreation)

As area residents continue social distancing and public recreation centers, libraries and facilities remain closed, here are 10 page-turning, heart-pumping, ukulele-strumming activities to check out between April 20-26.

April 21 | Drill down on your dribbling 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 21 | Strum along to a new ukulele song

Move to the beat of your own strum with the Pflugerville Ukulele Club’s virtual meetings, playing along with instructor Laura Brekke and the rest of the group. Registrants must have a library card to participate. Free, registration required. Ages 18 and older. 6-7 p.m. www.pflugervilletx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/24027/213


April 21 | Spruce up your resume

Looking to give your resume some TLC during the coronavirus pandemic, but unsure if it is up to date or on the right track? Round Rock Public Library will host a resume review on April 21 via Microsoft Teams. Free, registration required. 4-5 p.m. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/resume-review-2020-04-21

April 22 | Move your body

Quarantining does not mean you have to stay sedentary all day. Get your heart pumping and body moving with Round Rock’s Wellness Wndesdays, hosted by trainers at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center. Want a sneak preview of what to expect from the workouts? Check out CMRC’s April 15 workout, a 30-minute strength training session. Free. Videos are posted each Wednesday morning. www.youtube.com/channel/UC9jgA3EaJeAq_E40xvAJhDg

April 23 | Pick up a new page turner

Looking for a new novel to dive into? Check out Pflugerville Public Library’s Book Buzz, a virtual preview on upcoming adult fiction, nonfiction and graphic novels. The virtual meet up is hosted by adult services librarians Bette McDowell and Meg Miller along with technical services and cataloging librarian Chermaine Burleson. Free. 6:30-7:30 p.m. www.pflugervilletx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/24015/213

April 23 | Craft up a new quarantine hobby

Looking for things to do during quarantine other than Netflix? Pflugerville Public Library’s adult services librarian Meg Miller will walk residents through virtual do-it-yourself craft tutorials using items around the house. The program will run every Thursday through May 28. Free. Ages 12 and older. 2-2:30 p.m. www.youtube.com/channel/UCSZDqKJd1uDVoExYS0j70Aw

April 23 | Snuggle up for storytime

Are your children missing storytime at the Hutto Public Library? Join Hutto’s weekly preschool storytimes, held each Thursday. Free. 10:30 a.m. www.facebook.com/huttolibrary

Ongoing

Through April 30 | Practice your poetry writing

Have a knack for poetic prose? Flex your creative muscles with Round Rock Public Library’s teen poetry writing contest, hosted through April 30. The top five original poems selected will be turned into a book that will become part of the library’s local author collection for children. Free. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/rockin-teen-poetry-contest-ages-12-18

Walk virtually on a rainy day

If you are cooped up in the house on a rainy day or unable to get outside for some social distancing-friendly workouts, walk or jog in place to a virtual trip through Old Settlers Park's trails system. Free. www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZJ97BCKtJ4

Zoom through a virtual zoo visit

Lions and cheetahs and pandas, oh my! Take a digital walk on the wild side with the Smithsonian’s National Zoo webcams, featuring cheetah cubs, lions, naked mole rats, pandas and elephants. Educational packets are available for kindergarten through 5th grade to put your animal knowledge to the test. Free. https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams


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