Greenhouse grand opening, crafting cocktails on the Chisholm Trail and more: 6 things to do this weekend in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Residents of Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto can expect to see parts of this weekend break out of the cold snap that hit the region recently before the next cold snap rolls in. Here is a list of six things to do this weekend in your community:


Thursday, Feb. 8: Free tax preparation in Hutto
United Way of Williamson County is offering free tax preparation services to people who earn $54,000 or less annually and need assistance in preparing their tax returns. 2 p.m. Free.  Hutto Fire Hall, 501 Exchange Blvd., Hutto. www.unitedway-wc.org/VITA-locations





Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10: Shrek Jr. presented by Ridgeview Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School hosts Ridgeview Middle School's presentation of Shrek Jr., a musical inspired by the popular cartoon movie series "Shrek". The musical is part of the Round Rock ISD 2018 Spring Musical Theatre series. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $17 adults, $12 students and seniors. Cedar Ridge High School, 2801 Gattis School Road, Round Rock. www.greateventseats.com/events.php?lID=215





Friday, Feb. 9: Pflugerville Lions Club Annual Chili Supper
The Pflugerville Lions Club hosts their annual chili supper on this Friday. In addition to chili, there will also be desserts for sale and a raffle for a large screen television. Proceeds from the chili supper and raffle will be used to help local families in need of assistance. 5 p.m. Tickets $10, children under 10 years of age eat free. Lions Club Hall, 500 North Railroad Ave., Pflugerville. 512-251-5466.





Saturday, Feb. 10: Crafting with Cocktails on the Chisholm Trail
The Williamson Museum on the Chisholm Trail is hosting a night of mixology in celebration of Valentine's Day. Participants can learn to craft their own strawberry sugar scrubs, paper roses, champagne gummies and more. 6 p.m. $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. 512-943-1670. www.williamsonmuseum.org





Saturday, Feb. 10: 10th Annual Romance Readers' Social
The Pflugerville Library hosts its 10th Annual Romance Readers Social in celebration of Valentine's Day this Saturday. Local authors will be present at the event for live Q&A panels and refreshments will be provided. 2 p.m. Free. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville. 512-990-6375. library.pflugervilletx.gov





Saturday, Feb 10: Round Rock Garden Center greenhouse grand opening
Round Rock Garden Center is throwing a Valentine's Day-themed celebration for the grand opening of its new greenhouse. Visiting shoppers can browse the selection of tropical plants, orchids, succulents, and Bonzai trees while enjoying complimentary champagne and sweets from Lamme's. 10 a.m. Free. Round Rock Garden Center, 901 Sam Bass Road, Round Rock. 512-255-3353. www.roundrockgardens.com


By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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