VIRTUAL TO-DO LIST: 8 Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto-area activities to stream from home April 25-May 2

In between social distancing-friendly outdoor walks, runs and rides, here are eight virtual activities to do from the comfort of your home. (Courtesy Round Rock Parks and Recreation)
In between social distancing-friendly outdoor walks, runs and rides, here are eight virtual activities to do from the comfort of your home. (Courtesy Round Rock Parks and Recreation)

In between social distancing-friendly outdoor walks, runs and rides, here are eight virtual activities to do from the comfort of your home. (Courtesy Round Rock Parks and Recreation)

Summer is just around the corner, which traditionally lends itself to outdoor festivals, 5k races and community events. During the coronavirus pandemic, though, the cities of Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto are finding new ways to provide entertainment to residents.

In between social distancing-friendly outdoor walks, runs and rides, here are eight virtual activities to do from the comfort of your home.

APRIL 25 | Groove to some tunes while giving back

Experience a concert from the comfort of home with an interactive, livestream performance from musician Marc Broussard, all while supporting Alzhemier’s Texas. Donations raised during the livestream concert will benefit Alzheimer’s Texas’ caregiver and respite groups, located throughout Central Texas. Free (donations encouraged). 3-6 p.m. 512-241-0420. www.facebook.com/events/583846108886759

APRIL 29 | Get your sweat on


Looking to take your indoor quarantine workouts to the next level? Take part in Round Rock’s Wellness Wednesday challenges, hosted by staff at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center. Workouts vary from yoga flows and chair workouts to strength training and cardio bursts. Free. www.facebook.com/roundrockparksandrec

APRIL 30 | Crack open a good book

The Round Rock Public Library’s Tween Book Club will discuss “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” at its next gathering April 30. The app OverDrive is offering unlimited access to eAudiobooks and eBooks from public libraries. Free (registration required). Ages 8-12. 2-2:30 p.m. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/virtual-tween-harry-potter-fan-club-ages-8-12

APRIL 30 | Practice poetry writing

Have a knack for poetic prose? April is National Poetry Month, so close out the month in proper fashion by participating in Pflugerville Public Library’s virtual poetry workshop. The event is hosted by creative writing professor Tracey Lander-Garrett. Free (registration required). Age 12 and older. 2-2:30 p.m. www.pflugervilletx.gov/home/components/calendar/event/24036/213

APRIL 30 | Showcase a green thumb

Got a knack for gardening? Put your green thumb to the test with Pflugerville’s virtual gardening club. Participants will receive a virtual tour of the Kew Gardens in London before showcasing the gardening work they have done while social distancing. Free (registration required). Participants must have a library card. 6-7 p.m. www.pflugervilletx.gov/home/components/calendar/event/24019/213

MAY 1 | Try a tai chi workout

For those looking for a more relaxing fitness session, the Pflugerville Recreation Center is hosting virtual tai chi workouts. Tai chi focuses on strength, flexibility and balance, as well as incorporating meditative practices. Free. 10-11 a.m. www.facebook.com/pflugervilleparksandrec

Ongoing

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.

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
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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