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

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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

MARCH 24

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

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS

March 9-18 | SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival | Austin
www.sxsw.com

March 10-24 | Rodeo Austin | Austin
www.rodeoaustin.com

March 17 | St. Patrick’s Day Festival | Austin
www.stpatricksdayaustin.com

March 17-18 | Gruene Market Days | New Braunfels
www.gruenemarketdays.com

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

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Kirby Killough
Kirby Killough joined Community Impact after working in broadcast news. She is currently the editor for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto edition of Community Impact.
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