Check out these 4 back-to-school events in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto

Several groups are hosting back-to-school supplies donation drives in your community, and the Texas Sales Tax Holiday is coming up Aug. 10.

Several groups are hosting back-to-school supplies donation drives in your community, and the Texas Sales Tax Holiday is coming up Aug. 10.

Several groups are hosting back-to-school supplies donation drives in your community, and the Texas Sales Tax Holiday is coming up Aug. 10. Here is a guide to back-to-school events you need to know about in your community.


Tax-free shopping at Round Rock Premium Outlets
Beginning Aug. 10, shoppers can buy certain items without paying state and local sales taxes in line with the Texas Sales Tax Holiday.

Round Rock Premium Outlets is offering extended store hours during the three-day tax holiday. The outlets will be open from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Aug. 10-11 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Aug. 12.

Round Rock Premium Outlets will offer activities throughout the weekend, including complimentary popsicles, balloon artists, live music and more.

Aug. 10-Aug. 12. Hours vary. Round Rock Premium Outlets, 4401 N. I-35, Round Rock. 512-863-6688. www.premiumoutlets.com/roundrock





Children’s Lighthouse of Round Rock hosting school supplies drive
In celebration of National Lighthouse Day, Children’s Lighthouse of Round Rock is hosting a school supplies drive through Aug. 7. The proceeds will go to benefit local students and schools in need.

Members of the community are encouraged to donate supplies at 4350 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock. Children’s Lighthouse of Round Rock encourages donations of notebooks, pencils, crayons, paper, binders and folders.

Event runs through Aug. 7. Children’s Lighthouse of Round Rock, 4350 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock. 512-276-2606. www.childrenslighthouse.com/roundrock





Back to School Celebration at Dell Diamond
The Round Rock Police Department is hosting its fifth annual Back to School Celebration, and for the first year ever the event is hosted at Dell Diamond.

This year's Back to School Celebration includes lunch, hearing and vision exams, baseball and soccer clinics, and free school supplies while supplies last.

Residents are encouraged to sign up to volunteer here.

Aug. 5. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-671-2871. http://signup.com/go/ATayGGP





Donate school supplies with COVER 3
Cover 3 is holding a back-to-school supply drive beginning Aug. 1 and running through Aug. 11.

Proceeds from the drive go to The Rainbow Room, a program for local nonprofit Partnerships for Children, which provides resources to abused and neglected children in Central Texas who are in the care of Child Protective Services.

Donations can be dropped off at any Austin-area Cover 3 or Cover 2 location, including the Cover 3 in Round Rock off I-35.

Event runs through Aug. 11. Cover 3, 2800 N. I-35, Ste. 200, Round Rock. 512-693-2393. https://cover-3.com/locations/round-rock


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.