Cedar Bark Festival, MUDstacle: 8 things to do around Leander and Cedar Park this weekend, Oct. 11-14

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of CedarnProceeds from Cedar Bark Festival will benefit the Friends of Cedar Bark Park.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of CedarnProceeds from Cedar Bark Festival will benefit the Friends of Cedar Bark Park.

Cedar Park and Leander residents may enjoy a variety of events in the community with their families and pets.


THURSDAY


1. Watch Chris Castaneda perform at BC’s Backyard Bar & Grill
Attendees to the live music performance can eat dinner and enjoy drinks in the restaurant’s courtyard.

6-9 p.m. BC’s Backyard Bar & Grill, 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Leander. 512-528-5411. www.bcbackyard.com





FRIDAY


2. Take photos with Bevo and eat breakfast at Hay Legal Group grand opening
Hay Legal Group will celebrate the opening of its new Cedar Park office with an event where breakfast, coffee and mimosas will be served. The University of Texas mascot Bevo will be on-location starting at 9:30 a.m.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.  Hay Legal Group, PLLC, 1903 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park. 512-534-0441. www.haylegal.com





FRIDAY and SATURDAY


3. Listen to bluegrass music at Leander Bluegrass Festival
After being postponed because of weather, the Leander Bluegrass Festival is on for two days of live music, concessions and vendors.

6-10 p.m. each day. Free to attend. Mason Homestead, 1101 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov





SATURDAY


4. Race in a 5K at Brushy Creek Lake Park to support wildlife rehabilitation
All Things Wild Rehabilitation, a nonprofit that promotes awareness and the rescue of wildlife, will host the RunWild 5K. After the race, WildFest 2018 will include arts and crafts, animals and food.

8 a.m.-1 p.m. $6 for ages 12 and under, $15 for adults. Brushy Creek Lake Park, 3300 Brushy Creek Road, Cedar Park. 512-897-0806. www.allthingswildrehab.org

5. Run in LEEF’s 6th Annual MUDstacle Family Adventure
Funds raised through Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation’s mud run and obstacle course event helps support programs to advance education in the district.

8:30 a.m. $25. Vista Ridge High School, 200 S. Vista Ridge Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-570-0027. www.leeftx.org/mudstacle

6. Buy mattresses at Glenn High School Wrestling Boosters fundraiser
Money raised through the mattress sale will benefit the Glenn High School Wrestling Boosters.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Glenn High School, 1320 Collaborative Way, Leander.  512-666-5443. www.bit.ly/Beds4Glenn1

7. Bring your dog to the Cedar Bark Festival
The Cedar Bark Festival includes costume contests, a pet/owner look-alike contest, concessions and demonstrations. Proceeds go toward Friends of Cedar Bark Park, an organization for park maintenance and projects.

Noon-2:30 p.m. Cedar Bark Park, 2525 W. New Hope Dr., Cedar Park. 512-401-5528. www.cedarparkparks.com





SUNDAY


8. Worth the trip: Go back in time to the days of Elizabeth I
Southwestern University presents “Elizabeth I: To Speak or Use Silence.” After a staged reading of the play by Carole Levin, professor of history and director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, there will be a session where attendees can ask the playwright questions.

6-8 p.m. Free. Southwestern University Mood-Bridwell Hall, Atrium, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-6511. www.southwestern.edu/live/events/10407-2018-history-colloquium-elizabeth-i-to-speak-or


By 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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