Things to do in late November and December in Leander and Cedar Park

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Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of November and December.

NOV. 19-23

Leander ISD students out of school for holiday break

Students and teachers within LISD are off of school for fall break. After the vacation from classes is complete, students and staff return Nov. 26.

Check online or with your campus for more details. 512-570-0000.
www.leanderisd.org

NOV. 20-25

Blood donations collected at local mall

We Are Blood sets up at the Lakeline Mall to collect blood donations. All people who donate and people who attempt to donate receive a free Alamo Drafthouse movie pass.

12:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 23-25; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 21. Free. Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Drive, Austin. 512-206-1266. www.weareblood.org

NOV. 24

Pets up for adoption at Tomlinson’s Feed store

Lifelong Friends Pet Adoptions bring dogs and cats looking for homes to Tomlinson’s Feed.

Noon-3 p.m. Free to attend, fees for adoptions apply. Tomlinson’s Feed, 3421 N. Lakeline Blvd., Ste. 210, Leander. 512-986-7482.
www.tomlinsons.com

NOV. 27

Young children participate in music class activities

Music with Mar is a drop-in class for children from birth to preschool to engage in musical activities.

10:30-11:15 a.m. $12 per family, $50 for 5-class card. Two Peas in a Pod Boutique, 106 W. Willis St., Ste. B, Leander. 512-924-6136. www.musicwithmar.com

NOV. 27

Parents learn about mental health in teenagers

Parents of teenagers can attend a workshop series presented by LISD’s counseling services. The event is about depression and bipolar disorder.

6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown High School, 2211 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-570-0000. www.leanderisd.org

NOV. 28, DEC. 19

LISD superintendent chats with community members

Residents from throughout Leander ISD can ask Superintendent Dan Troxell questions during an online live chat event.

5:30-6 p.m. Free. The discussion can be found on Facebook.com and YouTube.com via links at
www.leanderisd.org

NOV. 30

Merry Market features items from local vendors

Kitchen House’s Merry Market event highlights local artists and vendors and includes products such as wine glasses, bullet journal kits, T-shirts and more.

Noon-5:30 p.m. Free. Kitchen House, 1514 Dandridge Drive, Cedar Park. 512-799-8301. www.kitchenhouseatx.com

DEC. 5

Trivia winners earn prizes at Doghouse Drinkery

Texas Red Entertainment hosts family-friendly trivia at the Doghouse Drinkery and Dog Park on CR 175 in Leander. Trivia is held at the bar and dog park every Wednesday, although it is dependent on the weather. The winner of trivia receives a trophy. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

7:30 p.m. Free to participate in trivia; $5 entry fee into dog park for attendees with a dog. Doghouse Drinkery and Dog Park, 3800 CR 175, Leander. 512-630-5699. www.doghousedrinkery.com

DEC. 8

Leander gym holds powerlifting competition

Competitors can win awards in powerlifting.

8 a.m.-7 p.m. $75-$100. Austin Simply Fit Training and Performance Center, 2906 S. Bagdad Road, Ste. 300, Leander. 512-923-2348. www.facebook.com/austinsimplyfit

DEC. 9

Jewish congregation teams with church for storytime

Congregation Shir Ami and Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church offer storytime.

6-8 p.m. Free with donation of new pajamas or book. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park. 512-843-3539. www.shir-ami.net

DEC. 11

Da-Fan Club Bar & Grill holds karaoke and trivia

Da-Fan Club Bar & Grill, a Steelers bar located in Leander, works with the company Time Well Wasted Entertainment to host a trivia contest and karaoke night. The event takes place every Tuesday at the bar, which is located inside the Cold Springs Marketplace on Ronald Regan Boulevard.

6:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Da-Fan Club Bar & Grill, 15609 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Ste. A100, Leander. 737-808-3804. www.dafanclubbarandgrill.com

DEC. 12

Texas Stars play a game against the Iowa Wild

The Texas Stars hockey team faces the Iowa Wild in a home game at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The Texas Stars are an affiliate team of the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars. The Texas Stars’ opponent, the Iowa Wild, is an affiliate team of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild.

7 p.m. Tickets start at $22.50. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-GO-STARS. www.texasstars.com

DEC. 14

Adults play game show activities at local brewery

Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park hosts an event called “Dirty Wordy.” During “Dirty Wordy,” adult attendees participate in game-show style activities. Games of the night include titles such as Wheel of Misfortune, Urban Pictionary, Risqué Rhymes and Rude Feud. Successful competitors win brewery prizes.

9-11 p.m. $5. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park. 512-765-4828. www.whitestonebrewery.com

DEC. 15

Austin Spurs face the Iowa Wolves in home game

The Austin Spurs basketball team plays a home game against the Iowa Wolves.

7 p.m. Tickets start at $15. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-236-8333. www.austinspurs.com

DEC. 19

‘Sesame Street’ characters perform in Cedar Park

Families can watch Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!, featuring favorites such as Elmo.

10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. $35.75-$100.75. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. http://bit.ly/SSL18BL

DATES TO KNOW

Dec. 6 & 13

While Cedar Park City Council regularly meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, this December council is scheduled to meet on the first and second Thursday instead. All meetings are subject to change, so check www.cedarparktexas.gov to find posted agendas prior to the meetings.

REGIONAL EVENTS

NOV. 27 | GIVING TUESDAY | AUSTIN
www.ilivehereigivehere.org
NOV. 27 | SAROFIM MUSIC SERIES: JUE YAO | GEORGETOWN
www.southwestern.edu
DEC. 1 | COCOA WITH COWBOYS | GEORGETOWN
www.williamsonmuseum.org
DEC. 7 | FIRST FRIDAY ON THE SQUARE | GEORGETOWN
www.thegeorgetownsquare.com
DEC. 9 | ROBOT ROCK CONCERT | AUSTIN
www.oskarblues.com
DEC. 10 | REPUBLIC OF TEXAS BIG BAND CONCERT | LAKEWAY
www.lakeway-tx.gov/64/activity-center
DEC. 13 | MAKING AFRICA: A CONTINENT OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN | AUSTIN
www.blantonmuseum.org

LIBRARY EVENTS

Cedar Park Public Library
550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park
512-401-5635
www.cedarparktexas.gov/library
Nov. 25 The library screens the movie “Shrek” for families, and offers Lego-building and coloring activities. Attendees may bring snacks in closed-lid containers, blankets and pillows. 2-4 p.m. Free.
Nov. 28 Children ages 8-12 meet for Tween Tech Club to create codes at the library. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free, registration required. Call 512-401-5600, Ext. 3, to register.

Leander Public Library
1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander
512-259-5259
www.leandertx.gov/library
Dec. 1 The library’s annual Winter Wonderland open house includes crafts, cookie decorating, a visit from Santa Claus, the launch of a winter reading club and a Ukulele Club performance. 10 a.m.-noon. Free.

LIVE MUSIC

Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 800, Cedar Park
512-986-7038
www.redhornbrew.com
All shows start at 8 p.m.
NOVEMBER
23 Brett McMinn
24 Much 2 Much
30 Jeremy Fowler
DECEMBER
1 Julie Bouchard
7 Clint Manning
8 Bruce—Island Mind
14 Justin Langston
15 Annie and Kate

Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
512-260-2060
www.shootersbilliards.net
Shows run from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
DECEMBER
1 Cody Sparks
8 Brett McCormick
15 American Gypsy Band

Whitestone Brewery
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. 5,
Ste. 500, Cedar Park • 512-765-4828
www.whitestonebrewery.com
Shows run from 7-10 p.m.
DECEMBER
1 Michael Ingalls
15 The Mother Covers

WORTH THE TRIP

One World Theatre
7701 Bee Caves Road, Austin
888-616-0522
www.oneworldtheatre.org
NOVEMBER
28 Peter Cincotti, 7 p.m.
30 The Guess Who, 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Grumpy’s Saloon
1113 RM 620, Lakeway
512-382-5441
www.grumpyslaketravis.com
DECEMBER
6 Carl Hutchens Live, 8 p.m.

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Abby Bora
Abby Bora started at Community Impact Newspaper in May 2017. After working as a reporter, she became editor of the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. She covers Leander ISD and city government. Bora graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications studies.
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