8 things to do in Cedar Park and Leander this weekend, May 4-5

Band of the Hills performs a concert this weekend.

Band of the Hills performs a concert this weekend.

In addition to voting on election day May 4, Cedar Park and Leander residents can attend a football game, tour homes, listen to music at a concert and bring their pets to a festival.


May 4-May 5


1. Worth the trip: Austin-area train show
The train show will include more than 16,000 square feet of model trains, vendors, a self-guided tour and a raffle.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.). Weekend-long tickets are $7 for adults; free for children. Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Taylor. 512-653-3824. https://austinrailway.org/trainshow.html





May 4


2. Election day
Cedar Park and Leander residents have the opportunity to vote for council members in their city. Learn more about the candidates, where to vote and watch for results at communityimpact.com/vote.

3. Leander Pet FurFest
The Leander Police Department Animal Services’ event, rescheduled from April, features adoptable pets, low-cost pet vaccines, city pet registration, a costume contest, free pet microchips for residents, vendors and raffles. All pets must be leashed.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Kohl’s parking lot, 1245 US 183, Leander. 512-528-2844. www.leandertx.gov

4. Brewery yoga class
The 30-minute, beginner-friendly yoga class ends with a pint of beer. Attendees should bring their own mat and arrive 5 minutes before the class starts.

10:30-11:30 a.m. $12 (includes a beer). Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park. 512-765-4828. www.whitestonebrewery.com

5. Band of the Hills concert
The local community band will perform its Spring Concert, a family-friendly event. The band has been around for more than 20 years and features residents from Leander, Cedar Park and the surrounding area.

3 p.m. Free. Hill Country Nazarene Church, 1750 S. Bagdad Road, Cedar Park. 512-426-4270. www.bandofthehills.org

6. Solea Cedar Park informational panel
People interested in learning about the active adult lifestyle at Solea Cedar Park can attend a resident panel discussion.

3-5 p.m. Free. Solea Cedar Park, 1520 Juliette Way, Cedar Park. 512-379-2995. www.soleacedarpark.com

7. Austin Acoustic football game
The Austin Acoustic, a team in the Legends Football League, plays its opening home game in Cedar Park against the Chicago Bliss.

6 p.m. $15-$75. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com






8. Bryson home tour
The Bryson neighborhood in Leander holds a party to launch its monthlong home tour. The event includes free barbecue, games, music, a vacation giveaway and free succulents.

Noon-4 pm. Free. Bryson, 501 Chitalpa St., Leander. 512-669-9237. www.liveatbryson.com


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