Crafts, wine and races: Things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto in November

The annual Dog Jog and 5K Run is open to all levels and benefits Pflugerville Pets Alive. 7:15 a.m. $30 (age 16 and older), $15 (ages 7 to 15). Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville. 512-900-1772. www.pflugervillepetsalive.orgn

The annual Dog Jog and 5K Run is open to all levels and benefits Pflugerville Pets Alive. 7:15 a.m. $30 (age 16 and older), $15 (ages 7 to 15). Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville. 512-900-1772. www.pflugervillepetsalive.orgn

Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the month of November.

Nov. 10

Festival supports seniors
Heatherwilde Assisted Living’s Fall Festival features a hot chocolate bar and vendors. A portion of the proceeds supports Games for Life, an event for residents. 5-8 p.m. Free. Heatherwilde Assisted Living, 401 S. Heatherwilde Blvd., Pflugerville.

Nov. 10

Fun run supports veterans and Toys for Tots program
Total Health Evolution’s Veterans Day 5K celebrates and supports past and present military service members. Donations will be accepted for Marine Corps Toys for Tots. 7 a.m. $30-$35. Fritz Park, 400 Park Ave., Hutto.

Nov. 10

Physician shares advice
Urgent care physician Everest Whited, MD, discusses the importance of the shingles vaccine at the Walk With a Doc event. Participants are invited to join in a 2-mile walk to continue the conversation. 9 a.m. Free. Gilleland Park, 700 N. Railroad Ave., Pflugerville.

Nov. 15

Round Rock celebrates French wine and jazz
Round Rock’s Beaujolais Nights features bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau wine and live jazz from The Copa Kings. 5-9 p.m Free. Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Round Rock.

Nov. 17

Annual 5K raises money for Pflugerville Pets Alive
The annual Dog Jog and 5K Run is open to all levels and benefits Pflugerville Pets Alive. 7:15 a.m. $30 (age 16 and older), $15 (ages 7 to 15). Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville. 512-900-1772.

Nov. 17

Craft and art show kicks off holiday shopping season
The Pfall Pfest Craft Show features vendors selling items such as baked goods, jewelry, glassware and holiday items. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, Pflugerville.

Nov. 17

Event raises money for local boy battling leukemia
The Flutter Run features a 3K and activities in support of a local family whose 3-year-old son is battling leukemia. 10 a.m. Free (donations appreciated). Avalon Community Center, 19729 Jakes Hill Road, Pflugerville.

Nov. 22

Thanksgiving day run circles Lake Pflugerville
Runners compete on gravel trails around Lake Pflugerville to support local food pantries. A virtual option is available for people who are traveling for the holidays. 8 a.m. Fees vary. Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville.

Nov. 22

Holiday race raises money
The Fleet Feet Round Rock Turkey Trot features an untimed 5-mile and 2-mile run/walk. Donations will be collected for local charities. 8 a.m. $15. Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-218-8786.

Nov. 16-Dec. 30 | Georgetown theatre group performs ‘White Christmas’
The Georgetown Palace Theatre presents “White Christmas.” Times vary. $15 (age 13 and younger), $29 (students, military and seniors age 55 and older), $32 (adults). The Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469.

Nov. 17 | Central Texas families volunteer
Generation Serve at Austin Families Give Back celebrates Family Volunteer Day with volunteer projects for more than 30 local nonprofit organizations. Participants are asked to register online in advance. 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Free. Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex, 1156 Hargrave St., Austin.

Nov. 22 | ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot raises funds for Austin charity
The 28th annual race features a Kids K, timed 5-mile, untimed 5-mile, 1-mile run/walk, live music, fundraising, prizes and snacks. All proceeds will be donated to Caritas of Austin. $12-$27. 8:45 a.m. Registration prices vary. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin.

Nov. 30 | Kitchen House’s Merry Market
The event highlights local artists and vendors including products such as wine glasses, bullet journal kits, shirts and more. Noon-5:30 p.m. Free. Kitchen House, 1514 Dandridge Dr., Cedar Park. 512-799-8301.

Nov. 22 | H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade
Houston’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which began in 1949, showcases the community. 9-11 a.m. Free. Downtown Houston.

Nov. 23 | Ford Holiday River Parade
San Antonio’s annual holiday parade on the River Walk will follow a River Walk lighting ceremony. 6-9 p.m. Ticket prices vary, free viewing areas are available. San Antonio River Walk, 110 Broadway St., San Antonio.

Dec. 1 | Dallas Holiday Parade
The Dallas Holiday Parade features a variety of parade floats, marching bands and performers celebrating the holiday season. Organizers said the parade regularly draws a crowd of more than 450,000 people. 10 a.m. $20-$125. Downtown Dallas.


A volunteer unloads food from a truck during the Central Texas Food Bank's April 4 event to feed families in need at Nelson Field in Austin. (Courtesy Central Texas Food Bank)
Central Texas Food Bank delivering boxes of food directly to homes through 2021

Some families will be eligible to have boxes with food for 25 meals delivered by Amazon.

Williamson County Commissioner Court members joined Taylor City Council members for a joint meeting to pass economic development agreements. (Joe Warner/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County, city of Taylor sign economic agreements, await Samsung commitment

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Rethink35 co-founder Adam Greenfield speaks during a news conference Sept. 1. Event organizers set up a pink line to represent how wide TxDOT's I-35 expansion would extend. (Benton Graham/Community Impact Newspaper)
Coalition of Austin council members, transportation advocates, neighborhood businesses unite against TxDOT’s I-35 plan

The coalition said that TxDOT needs to factor in climate change, connectivity between East and West Austin, and impacts on local businesses to its proposal.

Children arrive for the first day of school Aug. 17 at O Henry Middle School in Austin, where the public school district mandated mask wearing against Gov. Greg Abbott's order. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Education Agency allows mask mandates after federal lawsuit

The Texas Education Agency, facing a federal discrimination lawsuit, will not enforce Gov. Greg Abbott's masking order.

Waterloo Park will reopen to the public Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. (Courtesy/Buie & Co.)
Waterloo Park reopening event postponed due to COVID-19 Stage 5 risk

The Waterloo Park reopening ceremony, originally planned to feature a jazz ensemble, folkorico dance performances and a ribbon cutting ceremony, is cancelled due to the Stage 5 COVID-19 risk.

The largest metro areas across Texas drove population growth across the state, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. (Courtesy Visit Houston)
Newly released U.S. Census data shows metropolitan areas drove Texas population growth

The gap between Texas’ Hispanic population and non-Hispanic white alone population is shrinking.

All Austin public school students, including those learning virtually, will have access to free lunches through June 2022. (Courtesy Austin ISD)
Austin ISD giving free lunch, breakfast to all students for 2021-22 school year

All students, including those attending school virtually, will have access to free meals through the federally funded program.

Photo of a hospital corridor
Region including Travis, Williamson, Hays counties down to 2 staffed ICU beds

Austin Public Health representatives say it is staffing, not space, that currently presents the greatest limitation.

Gov. Greg Abbott's office announced Aug. 9 the state has asked hospitals to voluntarily postpone elective medical procedures. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Abbott pens letter asking hospitals to voluntarily postpone elective medical procedures

In a letter to the Texas Hospital Association on Aug. 9, Gov. Greg Abbott said multiple trauma service areas within Texas have approached the 15% threshold of COVID-19 hospitalizations as a percentage of total hospital capacity. 

The city council voted unanimously for the first zoning reading of the property the rezoning unanimously. (Screenshot courtesy city of Leander)
Zoning approved for new 50-acre mixed-use development in Leander

A development with 123 cottage-style homes, 70 two-family duplexes and commercial development will move ahead in Leander.

Tacodeli will unveil its new menu items in August. (Courtesy Mackenzie Smith Kelley)
Austin-based Tacodeli to begin serving cocktails and new dinner options

Tacodeli will begin serving cocktails and a new dinner menu in August.