16 things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto March 8-April 7

The Round Rock Express play the Memphis Redbirds. 7:05 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 6:05 p.m. (Sat.), 1:05 p.m. (Sun.). Ticket prices vary. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-255-2255. nwww.rrexpress.com

The Round Rock Express play the Memphis Redbirds. 7:05 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 6:05 p.m. (Sat.), 1:05 p.m. (Sun.). Ticket prices vary. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-255-2255. nwww.rrexpress.com

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in March and April:

March 10

Get pet vaccinated, help Operation Blue Santa
The event features a low-cost pet vaccine clinic and activities to raise money for Round Rock Operation Blue Santa. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-218-5500. www.roundrocktexas.gov

March 13, 27

Enjoy Pfarmers Market’s early shopping days
The Pflugerville Pfarmers Market opens before the regular season. 3-7 p.m. The Green Barn at Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6355. www.pflugervilletx.gov/for-visitors/pfarmers-market

March 14

Celebrate furry friends at Pet Pfest
Participate in a pet costume contest and a show about wild birds from Urban Interface. Well-behaved pets welcome. 2 p.m. Free. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville. 512-990-6375. www.library.pflugervilletx.gov

March 14, 21, 28, April 4

Check out the products at the Hutto Farmers Market
Formerly known as the Co-op Farmers Market, the Hutto Farmers Market is now at Fritz Park, where it will temporarily be located. Produce, food and crafts will be available at the market. 5-8 p.m. Fritz Park Pavilion, 306 E. Live Oak St., Hutto. 512-759-4029. www.huttotx.gov


Run in Lions 5K for the Park
All proceeds from the race go toward expansion of the park and Round Rock youth. 8 a.m. (5K), 9 a.m. (kids K). $15 (kids K), $30 (5K). Lakeview Pavillion-Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/RoundRock/LionsRunforthePark

March 17

Watch Hutto PD and FD play a game of softball
Attendees can check out the remodeled baseball and football field at Fritz Park and watch a softball game between the Hutto Police Department and Hutto Fire Department. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Free. Fritz Park, East 306 Live Oak St., Hutto. 512-759-4000. www.huttotx.gov

March 24

Learn to fly fish at Ladyfish 2018
The beginner-friendly instructional event is taught by fellow female anglers. No equipment is necessary; raffles and prizes are available. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock. 512-828-3474. www.livingwatersflyfishing.com/ladyfish

March 24

Hunt for Easter eggs
Participants are divided by age groups to hunt for eggs at the city of Hutto’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event features bounce houses, arts and crafts, a petting zoo and the Easter Bunny. Children 12 and under are invited. 9-11 a.m. Free. Fritz Park, 306 East Live Oak St., Hutto. 512-759-4000. www.huttotx.gov

March 24

Participate in the Rabbit Fun Run at the lake
Run, walk or just hang out to support the House Rabbit Resource Network. The event will feature music, sponsors and information about adopting and volunteering. 8 a.m. $32. Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville. 512-626-5555. www.rabbitfunrun.com

March 24

Play in golf tourney to help Pflugerville dance team
The Pflugerville High School Lady Panther dance team hosts a golf tournament to raise money for the team. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Golf Club at Star Ranch, 2500 FM 685, Hutto. Sponsorship prices vary. ladypantherdance@gmail.com, www.ladypantherdance.com/lpd-golf-classic.html

March 24

Attend the Rotary Club of Pflugerville’s annual casino party
The 11th annual casino party will feature a 1950s-theme, food, costume contest and raffle. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Pfluger Hall, 203 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville. $40. 512-934-3764. www.pflugervillerotary.org

March 24

Take the field at the Dell Diamond
The Round Rock Express’ season kicks off with an event for fans, complete with batting practice on the field, tours of the clubhouse and a hot dog eating contest. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-255-2255. roundrockexpress.com

March 28

Sign up for Battle for a Cure golf tourney and bake sale
The event includes a shotgun start, lunch and a bake sale. 7 a.m., noon (check-in), 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (shotgun starts). $150 per person. The Golf Club at Star Ranch, 2500 FM 685, Hutto. battle4acure.org. dan@developaustin.com

March 29

Watch a movie in the park and hunt for Easter eggs
Take part in a  flashlight Easter egg hunt followed by a movie in the park. 7 p.m. $4 (early registration), $5 (late registration). No event day registration. Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd. 512-341-3361. www.roundrocktexas.gov

April 5

Cheer for the Round Rock Express at season opener
The Round Rock Express play the Memphis Redbirds. 7:05 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 6:05 p.m. (Sat.), 1:05 p.m. (Sun.). Ticket prices vary. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-255-2255. www.rrexpress.com

April 7

Have a drink at Reds, Whites and Brews
The event includes tastings from Texas wineries and breweries and local food trucks. General admission includes 10 tastings and a commemorative glass. $35 (general admission), $55 (VIP). Fritz Pavilion, 306 E. Live Oak, Hutto.
512-759-4029. www.huttotx.gov

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Festivals worth the trip
March 16-17
The River Walk dyed green

Each year since 1968, the San Antonio River Walk is dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day with 25 gallons of eco-friendly green dye. Bagpipers play on a barge as the river is dyed. 1 p.m. (each day). Free. Downtown River Walk,
849 E. Commerce St., San Antonio. www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

March 24-25
In Bloom Music Festival

Previously Free Press Summer Fest, In Bloom Music Festival features performances by Beck, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age and other acts. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (each day). Ticket prices vary. Eleanor Tinsley Park, 18-3600 Allen Parkway, Houston. 512-674-9300. www.inbloomfestival.com



SERVPRO of Pflugerville is now open

SERVPRO of Pflugerville opened Sept. 1 at 2215 Investment Drive, Pflugerville.

(Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
New senior living, multifamily homes proposed for University Boulevard in Round Rock

Additional senior living and multifamily homes could be on the horizon in Round Rock.

Pflugerville's downtown plaza was recognized by the Texas Downtown Association as a finalist for its 2019 "Best Public Improvement" award. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Pflugerville Plaza named finalist in Texas Downtown Association's Best Public Improvement Award

Formally named "The Best Little Plaza in Texas," the plaza is home to a variety of civic, recreational and entertainment events.

The Round Rock Multipurpose Complex will host the NCAA Big 12 Soccer Championships 2020-22, the city announced in a Nov. 14 news release. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
NCAA Big 12 Soccer Championships moves to Round Rock for 2020-22 competitions

The move marks the first time in seven years Texas will host the championship event.

(Courtesy Jersey Mike's Subs)
Jersey Mike's Subs to open second Round Rock location in 2020

The second Round Rock location is anticipated to open in early 2020, Jersey Mike's officials confirmed.

(Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)
Crumbl Cookies to open a Pflugerville location

The on-demand cookie delivery company has leased a suite in Pflugerville's Stone Hill Town Center.

Crews work on updating a section of I-35 in Central Texas (Courtesy TxDOT)
Central Texas transportation agencies investing millions in I-35 for new lanes, intersection improvements aimed at aiding mobility

About 20 miles of I-35 through Central Texas will see an infusion of $400 million in state and federal funding to add one to two additional lanes in an effort to improve mobility.

(Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock, Austin locations of Catch Air to become PlayMazing Indoor Play & Party

Both Catch Air Round Rock, located at 1401 South IH-35, Ste. 130, and Catch Air Austin, located at 13450 Hwy. 183 Ste. 107, will be renamed PlayMazing Austin and PlayMazing Round Rock on Nov. 15.

Bonita Hall was announced as the city of Pflugerville's People   Culture director during Pflugerville City Council's Nov. 12 meeting. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
Bonita Hall named city of Pflugerville's People + Culture director

Bonita Hall began serving in her new role as Pflugerville's People + Culture director Nov. 13.

Staff confirmed Nov. 12 that Great Wall Express' Pflugerville restaurant closed in October. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Great Wall Express closes Pflugerville location

Great Wall Express, a Chinese restaurant, still operates a Round Rock location.

Republic National Distributing Company will relocate and expand its operations to Pflugerville, as announced during Pflugerville City Council's Nov. 12 meeting. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Republic National Distributing Company to relocate and expand operations in Pflugerville

Republic National Distributing Company, a wines and spirits distributor, will relocate and expand operations to Pflugerville.

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