6 things to do in Cedar Park and Leander this weekend, May 31-June 2

'Blithe Spirit' is performed by Way Off Broadway Community Players.

'Blithe Spirit' is performed by Way Off Broadway Community Players.

Here are things to do in Cedar Park and Leander this weekend.


Friday, May 31


1. Name that tune bingo
Whitestone Brewery is hosting its regular music-based bingo event, which is now being offered the second Friday of the month in addition to the last Friday of the month. Participants can win beer prizes.

6-11 p.m. $2 per bingo card. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park. 512-765-4828. www.whitestonebrewery.com





Saturday, June 1


2. Mason Days celebration
The city of Leander hosts the second annual Mason Days celebration. Attendees enjoy pioneer demonstrations such as blacksmithing, rope-making, rug-hooking, candle-making, woodworking, beekeeping and more. The event features food and activities for all ages.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Mason Homestead (next to Leander Public Library), 1101 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov






3. Cedar Park pools open
Cedar Park locals can enjoy days by the pool. Veterans Memorial Pool and Elizabeth Milburn Pool open June 1. Buttercup Pool opens June 3. Check city website for hours. Costs vary.

Veterans Memorial Pool is located at 2525 New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. Milburn Pool is located at 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. Buttercup Pool is located at 411 Twin Oaks Trail, Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov






4. CycleBar CycleGives
CycleBar in Cedar Park, an indoor cycling studio, is hosting a charity ride in which all proceeds are donated to the Simpson family. Matt Simpson is a local firefighter, husband and father of two who was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

2 p.m. and 3 p.m. $25. CycleBar Cedar Park, 4701 Toll 183A, Cedar Park. 512-359-7111. http://lp.cyclebar.com/location/cedar-park






5. 'Blithe Spirit’ play
Way Off Broadway Community Players presents the final show of its 22nd season. The ghost comedy “Blithe Spirit” tells the story of novelist Charles Condomine, a remarried man haunted by the ghost of his late first wife. When Condomine’s current wife is accidentally killed, he then finds both former wives haunting him.

8-10:30 p.m. $10-$20. Way Off Broadway Community Players, 11880 Hero Way W., Leander. 512-259-5878. www.wobcp.org





Sunday, June 2


6. Pet meet and greet
Austin Greyhound Adoption is doing a meet and greet at PetSmart in Cedar Park. Visitors can meet greyhounds looking for homes.

1-3 p.m. Free. PetSmart, 1335 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. www.austingreyhounds.org/events


By Marisa Charpentier

Reporter, Cedar Park | Leander

Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.



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