Here are nine things to do in Cedar Park and Leander this weekend.
- Local students begin classes
Leander ISD students enter their first day of school in the 2018-19 academic year. This year school starts over a week earlier than in 2017 because of LISD’s new District of Innovation designation. For more information readers may visit www.leanderisd.org.
- Leander City Council meets and discusses budget, other items
Council members will hear a presentation on the city’s proposed fiscal year 2018-19 budget and other topics at a meeting Thursday night.
6 p.m. workshop on access management policy, 7 p.m. regular meeting. Free. Pat Bryson Municipal Hall, 201 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-528-2743. www.leandertx.gov
- Professional rodeo takes places at H-E-B Center
The Cedar Park Rodeo features bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, calf roping, bull riding and more. The event is sanctioned by the Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association.
6:30 p.m. $12-$27. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com
- Networking event held in Cedar Park
House of Czetty Events & Marketing holds a networking event at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Austin Cedar Park. Ticketed attendees, depending on ticket level, may receive refreshments, facials, makeup, hair styling, a photoshoot and consultation with House of Czetty Events & Marketing.
5-9 p.m. Free to attend, ticketed slots are $35-$65. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Austin Cedar Park, 1110 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-843-2345. www.facebook.com/events/672604289781646
- Rotary Club holds Mile of Quarters benefit event
Rotary Club of Cedar Park-Leander holds a family-friendly fundraising event including a puppy-hugging booth, music and food trucks.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free to attend. SpringHill Suites, 11100 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-298-5903. www.cedarparkrotary.org
- Worth the trip: Adoptable pets free to good homes
At Clear the Shelters, held by Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, dogs and cats are free to suitable households. The shelter services Leander, Cedar Park and the surrounding area.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 1855 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown (cats) and 425 E. Morrow St., Georgetown (dogs). 512-943-3322. pets.wilco.org
- Leander Public Library holds The Great American Picnic
The event at the library highlights foods from books. The picnic precedes an event series beginning Aug. 25 which will feature advance screenings of PBS’ show “The Great American Read.” Registration by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org is recommended.
1-3 p.m. Free. Leander Public Library, 1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-259-5259. www.leandertx.gov/library
- Old Town Summer Nights includes live music, dining options
The city of Leander and Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center holds the monthly summerlong concert series, shopping market and car show.
6-9 p.m. Free. Old Town Leander, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-259-1907. www.visitleandertx.com
- Young children may participate in storytime
Cedar Park Public Library holds Lil Crawlers & Walkers, an event for children 15-24 months of age and their parents. The activity features songs, storytime, rhymes, fingerplays and social time.
4:15-4:45 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5635. www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/library