Things to do in Leander and Cedar Park through the rest of March and early April

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Your ultimate local guide for events, meetings and more in the months of March and April.

March 23

Craft and Draft market pops up at local brewery

Whitestone Brewery is hosting its Craft and Draft Pop Up Market, where patrons can shop local vendors, listen to live music and enjoy a happy hour. 1-6 p.m. Free. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park. 512-765-4828. www.whitestonebrewery.com

March 23

60+ vendors sell products at Spring Fling Craft Bazaar

Vendors at the market include Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Scentsy and more. Solea is collecting canned goods for Reveal Resource Center. 2-5 p.m. Free. Solea Cedar Park, 1520 Juliette Way, Cedar Park. 512-219-8800. https://soleacedarpark.com

March 28

Trap star Bad Bunny performs in Cedar Park

Latin trap star Bad Bunny recently received a Grammy nomination for his collaboration with Cardi B and J Balvin on the song “I Like It.” 8-11 p.m. $62.75-$152.75. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com

March 30

Local residents fly kites at Devine Lake Kite Festival

The city of Leander’s annual Devine Lake Kite Festival features food, vendors and kite-flying. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Devine Lake Park, 1807 Waterfall Drive, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov

March 30

Live music event raises money for St. Baldrick’s

Volente Beach Resort hosts a charity event raising money for St. Baldrick’s, which funds childhood cancer research grants. Natural Causes performs. 2-6 p.m. Donations accepted. Volente Beach Resort, 16107 FM 2769, Volente. 512-252-5110.  www.stbaldricks.org

March 31-May 5

Children can participate in Cedar Park running series

Healthy Kids Running Series-Cedar Park is for children ages 2-14 and works to instill healthy habits. Distances range depending on age and grade level. Sundays 4-5 p.m. $35. Cypress Elementary School, 2900 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park. 512-966-5729. https://healthykidsrunningseries.org

April 5

Congregation Shir Ami hosts ‘Joy of the Aging Shabbat’ in Cedar Park

During the congregation’s regular Shabbat Eve service before the Sabbath, elders are interviewed for a short video documentary. The service aims to acknowledge the challenges of growing older and demonstrate that learning, discovery and pleasure continue into old age. A catered reception follows the service. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Congregation Shir Ami, 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park. 512-843-3539. https://shir-ami.net

April 5

‘The Incredibles 2’ plays in Elizabeth Milburn Park

As part of the Movies in the Park series, people may bring blankets and chairs and settle in for an outdoor movie. Attendees can bring a picnic; no glass containers. 8-10 p.m. Free. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov

April 6

Cedar Park festival, BBQ Cook-off held

The festival includes music, pony rides, carnival games and rides, and more and is held in conjunction with the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-off. 1-5 p.m. Free. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov

April 6

Leander HS boosters host  annual golf fundraiser

The Leander High School Golf Booster Club is having its 14th annual Shootout Fundraiser. The event has catered food, a raffle and prizes. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $100. Crystal Falls Golf Club, 3400 Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. 512-644-1925.  www.crystalfallsgolf.com/calendar

April 6

Leander ISD hosts job fair for interested teachers

Leander ISD’s Teacher Job Fair invites those interested in obtaining a teaching position for the 2019-20 school year. The event is open to the public from 10:30 a.m.-noon with interview callbacks from 1-4 p.m. Free. Vista Ridge High School, 200 S. Vista Ridge Blvd., Cedar Park.
512-570-0100. www.leanderisd.org

April 7

Cedar Park community invited to fly kites at fourth annual festival

During the fourth annual Cedar Park Kite Festival, members of the community may gather to fly their kites. The event, which will take place at Elizabeth Milburn Park, is family-friendly. People should bring their own kites. The event is presented by Angie ATX. 3-7 p.m. Free. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 650-353-8690. www.facebook.com/events/388419221910452

April 12

Leander chamber presents its 16th annual golf classic

The 16th annual Leander Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic is a fundraiser for the chamber. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost varies. Crystal Falls Golf Course, 3400 Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. 512-259-1907. www.leandercc.org

April 13

Hill Country Bloomers Garden Club sells plants

People can shop for inexpensive plants for their garden at the Hill Country Bloomers Garden Club Spring Plant Sale. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 530-591-3635. www.hillcountrybloomers.com

April 13

Goat-roping competition supports Rouse FFA group

The Rouse High School FFA Alumni Booster Club holds a goat-roping event featuring barbecue, vendors, and live music. 1:30-7 p.m. $20 (per team). City of Leander San Gabriel Land, 2255 US 183, Leander. 940-631-6392. www.facebook.com/rouseffaalumniboosterclub

April 13

Children participate in crafts at Kids Night Out

During the ArtBarnATX’s Kids Night Out event, children paint a ceramic boot vase and learn different crafting techniques. The event is open to children ages 6 and above who have completed kindergarten. 5-9 p.m. $45. ArtBarnATX, 14284 FM 2769, Volente. 512-563-2675. www.artbarnatx.com

April 13

Barbecue, celebration held at historic Nameless School

The Friends of Nameless School are hosting the biennial barbecue and Day in Historic Nameless celebration. Attendees enjoy food, tomahawk throwing, soap making, beekeeping, quilting, a silent auction and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $15 (adults); $7 (children 12 and under); free (children 3 and under). Nameless School House, 23436 Nameless Road, Leander. 512-528-8893. www.facebook.com/friendsofnamelessschool

April 14

Cedar Park children hunt for candy, prizes

During Cedar Park’s Spring Egg-Stravaganza, children age 12 and under hunt for candy and prizes. Inflatables and face painting will also be available. 2-4 p.m. Free. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov

April 14

Leander hosts yearly Spring Egg-Stravaganza

The Leander Parks & Recreation Department’s Spring Egg-Stravaganza is an egg hunt for children ages 2-10. 1:30 p.m. (ages 2-4), 2 p.m. (ages 5-6), 2:30 p.m. (ages 7-10). Free. Benbrook Ranch Park, 1100 Halsey Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov

Dates to know
April 4

Cedar Park and Leander residents who want to vote in the election May 4 must register to vote by this date. City council places 1,3 and 5 are up for election in both cities. Find information about candidates running for city council at communityimpact.com.

LIBRARY EVENTS

Cedar Park Public Library
550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park
512-401-5635
www.cedarparktexas.gov/library
March 24 | The Friends of the Library Book Sale has books, DVDs and other media for sale. The event raises funds for the library. Donations of lightly used materials are accepted. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free
April 13 | The library hosts an Edible Book Contest. People are invited to submit a food-based creation that depicts a fictional or nonfictional literary work or character. Entries are due at 1:45 p.m. Public voting begins at 2 p.m. Free

Leander Public Library
1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander
512-259-5259
www.leandertx.gov/library
March 25 | During Creator Lab, people of all ages are invited to make an arts and crafts project. The event takes place on the last Monday of each month. March’s craft is Perler beads. 1-6 p.m. Free
April 1 | Teenagers attend Teen Test Kitchen, where this month they learn to make chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese and ice cream. 6-7:15 p.m. Free

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS

March 22-23 | Georgetown Hot Air Balloon Festival | Georgetown
https://victorycup.org/bestoftexas
March 30 | Spring Pfling | Pflugerville
www.pflugervilletx.gov
March 30 | Texas Night Sky Festival | Dripping Springs
www.destinationdrippingsprings.com
April 4-7 | Austin International Poetry Festival | Austin
www.aipf.org
April 5-7 | Austin Dance Festival | Austin
www.austindancefestival.com
April 6 | MARGARITA & TACO FESTIVAL | ROUND ROCK
www.margaritaandtacofestival.com

LIVE MUSIC

RED HORN COFFEE HOUSE AND BREWING CO.
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 800, Cedar Park
512-986-7038
www.redhornbrew.com
All music runs from 8-10:30 p.m.
March
22 Michael Vincent Fisher
23 Julie Bouchard
29 Indian and the Jones
30 Jeremy Fowler
April
5 Brett McMinn
6 Raphina Austin
12 Seth and Sara Brand
13 Nick Swift
19 Brittany Pfantz

Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar 1431
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
512-260-2060
www.shootersbilliards.net
All shows run from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
March
23 Denny Herrin
30 Howlin Waters
April
6 Rock Hard
13 American Gypsy Band

Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar 620
114316 N. RM 620, Austin
512-401-2060
www.shootersbilliards.net
March
22 Lixbox, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
29 Audic Empire, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
April
5 High Road, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
12 Peterson Brothers, 9 p.m.-midnight

Whitestone Brewery
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. 5,
Ste. 500, Cedar Park
512-765-4828
www.whitestonebrewery.com
April
6 Groove Monkey, 7-10 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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