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






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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By 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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