Veterans Day honors, holiday shopping and more: 5 things to do this weekend in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto


Central Texas is anticipating a cold snap over the next week, so be sure to bring a jacket out to any of these events this weekend:

Friday, Nov. 10-Saturday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day Honors

Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto are all commemorating Veterans Day this year with a variety of events to honor those who have served our country. Various times and locations.

Thursday, Nov. 9-Saturday, Nov. 11: Holiday shopping at Jingle Bell House 

The Jingle Bell House features model homes filled with local artisans arts and crafts and unique home décor for an opportunity to get your holiday shopping started early. 9:30 a.m. (all days). Free. Heritage Oaks at Pearson Place, 10309 Lavon Bend, Austin.

Saturday, Nov 11: 15th Annual Rockin’ Around the Holidays Bazaar

A variety of vendors will offer unique and handcrafted items for holiday shopping. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, but donations of canned goods or colorful Band-Aids for the Children’s hospital are appreciated. Clay Madsen Recreation Center, 1600 Gattis School Rd., Round Rock.


Sunday, Nov. 12-Monday, Nov. 13: Salvation Army Concert and Golf Tournament

The fourth annual Rock the Red Kettle concert kicks off Sunday night with performances from Cory Morrow, Kevin Fowler and more. Then on Monday, a celebrity golf tournament featuring former PGA Tour and Major League Baseball players tees off at 9 a.m. All proceeds from the events go to benefit the Salvation Army’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Sunday 5:30 p.m. (concert). $45 in advance, $50 door. LifeAustin Amphitheatre, 8901 W. Hwy. 71, Austin. Monday 9 a.m. (tee off). Prices vary. Barton Creek Country Club, 8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin

Sunday, Nov. 12: Peterson Community Garden Work Day

The Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation hosts a work day for the Peterson Community Garden, including planting, mulching and general maintenance. Tools and water will be provided for volunteers, though it is recommended you bring gloves and a shovel, if you have one. 2 p.m. Free. Peterson Community Garden, 205 Hutto St., Hutto.

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Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. He additionally worked with an investigative news organization where he reported on environmental topics and was a featured writer for Epicast Network, a Pittsburgh podcast company. Iain has now transitioned full-time into covering Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.
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