Cirque du Soleil, pet adoption event: 6 events in Cedar Park and Leander this weekend, Feb. 16-18


Area residents can check out Cirque du Soleil’s ice show at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park or a children’s self-defense class at Gracie Barra this weekend.


  1. Cirque du Soleil performs ice show
    Cirque du Soleil’s team of acrobats and ice skaters perform the group’s 42nd production and first ice show, “Crystal.”

Various times. Tickets starting at $40. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000.


2. Leander celebrates Black History Month
The city’s 5th annual Black History Month celebration event includes dinner and a keynote presentation by state Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth, called “African Americans in the Times of War.”

6 p.m. $5 for adults, $2 for ages 18 and younger. Hill Country Bible Church Leander, 11880 Hero Way West, Ste. 600, Leander. 512-259-1907.


3. Pet adoption event held in Cedar Park
Cedar Park Nissan and Texas Humane Heroes partner for a pet adoption event. The Melted Food Truck is on-site from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for lunch, and Cedar Park Nissan provides service specials.

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Various prices. Cedar Park Nissan, 2121 S. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-620-7200.

4. Children learn self-defense skills
Gracie Barra Cedar Park, a Brazilian jiujitsu academy, offers a children’s stranger danger class.

9-10 a.m. Gracie Barra Cedar Park, 500 Cypress Creek Road, Ste. 120, Cedar Park. 512-497-2996.

5. Leander Car Show features vintage cars in Old Town Leander
The city of Leander and Leander Chamber of Commerce present the monthly casual cruise-in car show.

3-5 p.m. Free. Old Town Leander, 200 W. Willis St., Leander. 512-259-1907.


6. Storyteller Hollis Baker discusses writing
Author Hollis Baker reads from his published works and discusses writing for yourself and future readers with event attendees.

2-4 p.m. Free. Leander Public Library, 1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-259-5259.

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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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