VIRTUAL TO-DO LIST: 9 things to do or stream from home in Round Rock, Pflugerville May 3-11

Pflugerville's Pfarmers Market will be open May 5 for produce, meat and prepared food products only, given the coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing and face masks will be required, with limits on the number of customers allowed in the market at a time. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pflugerville's Pfarmers Market will be open May 5 for produce, meat and prepared food products only, given the coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing and face masks will be required, with limits on the number of customers allowed in the market at a time. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

Pflugerville's Pfarmers Market will be open May 5 for produce, meat and prepared food products only, given the coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing and face masks will be required, with limits on the number of customers allowed in the market at a time. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)

It is finally May in Central Texas, and with that comes plenty of sunshine. While this May will likely shape up differently than years previous, here are nine socially-distant ways to celebrate summertime feelings from the comfort and safety of home.

May 3

Snuggle up for Sunday story time


Who does not love a good bedtime story? Curl up on the couch and enjoy a Sunday evening story time from Round Rock ISD librarians. Free. Sundays.

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May 5

Find some farm “pfresh” produce


What better way to celebrate the summer months than with Pflugerville’s Pfarmers Market? Due to the pandemic, the market will now be limited to produce, meat and prepared food products only. Face masks and social distancing are required, and a maximum of 10 people are allowed in the market at once. Free. 3-7 p.m. Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville.

www.pflugervilletx.gov/home/components/calendar/event/22541/213

May 5

Write your way through college admissions


Students can wow college admission departments with their wit through this college essay writing guide. The virtual presentation will be led by representatives from Collegewise, a company specializing in college admissions and consulting services. The event is part of Round Rock’s Adulting 101 for Teens series. Free. Ages 12-18.

www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/adulting-101-for-teens-writing-a-winning-college-essay-teens-ages-12-18-2

May 5

Revamp 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-2020-05-05

May 6

Complete a creative challenge


For those who have always wanted to enhance their drawing skills but have never had the time, Creativebug, a virtual arts and crafts workshops forum, hosts its “Daily Drawing Challenge: 31 Things to Draw with Lisa Congdon.“ The digital workshops are held via weekly WebEx meetings through the Pflugerville Public Library. Participants in the beginner’s course need paper, a pen and a brush pen. Free, registration required. Ages 18 and older.

www.pflugervilletx.gov/home/components/calendar/event/24025/213

May 6

Support small businesses


Looking to give some added love to favorite local businesses? Join the Downtowner Gallery and Round Rock Arts and Culture for its biweekly popup art event, “Let’s stay in and go shopping.” Miniature movies about artist-owned businesses will be shared with participants, taking them behind-the-scenes into the artists’ works and creative processes. Participants are then encouraged to support the artists by heading to their websites to purchase any goods and items for sale. May 6’s artist lineup includes Doretta Designs, James Talon Art and Feltley, among others. Free. www.facebook.com/events/2675654966040146

May 7

Tear through a new page turner


Dust off that bookshelf and join the Pflugerville Public Library for a virtual book club, where participants will discuss “The Lost Book of Adana Moreau” by Michael Zapata. The story centers around a Latin American science fiction writer in the late 1920s and the lives impacted by her lost manuscript. Free, registration required. Ages 18 and older.

www.pflugervilletx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/25073/213

May 8

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

May 8-11

Fish your way to first place


Join the city of Round Rock in a virtual fishing derby. Participants can go to Brushy Creek, Meadow Lake or Bright Lake at Old Settlers Park to catch fish and submit photos of their catches to the city. Winners will be announced for the best catch in each age group and overall, and will receive a trophy to commemorate their win. Free. Ages 3-12. Pictures and confirmation of the fishing location (through photos of the park location) can be sent to bcollins@roundrocktexas.gov for trophy eligibility. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/free-youth-fishing-derby


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