8 things to do in Leander and Cedar Park starting this weekend, April 1-7

April Fool’s Day on Saturday is no joke when it comes to activities in the Cedar Park and Leander area. Here are some events to get you out in the community this weekend and into next week:

April 1 Learn to Fish Day The family-friendly event hosted by Williamson County teaches how to catch and release a fish. Participants are guided through a series of learning stations focused on basic tackle, appropriate bait selection, knot tying, boat casting, conservation ethics and general outdoor and water safety. Fishing poles and tackle are provided. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175. 512-943-1920. www.wilco.org

April 1 Health Fair. Samaritan Health Ministries, a charitable clinic in Cedar Park for patients without health insurance, is hosting a community health fair. The event offers free health screens, including for Hepatitis C, blood pressure and glucose. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 700 W. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-331-5828. www.theshm.org/health-fair

April 1 2017 Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-off. Held in conjunction with the Heritage Festival, the annual event features cook offs for chicken, beef, brisket, pork and ribs. Only 70 teams are accepted into the competition. 1-5 p.m. Free. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-260-7800. www.cedarparkchamber.org/cedar-fest-bbq-cook-off. [email protected]

April 1 Leander Bullriding Shoot Out. The sixth annual event, hosted by Broken G Rodeo Company and sponsored by Synergy Granite and the city of Leander, includes mutton bustin’ and buckles in both events. 5 p.m.-midnight. $7 (child), $12 (adult). 2255 Hwy. 183, Leander. 512-680-9975. www.brokengrodeo.com

April 6 Nordstrom Rack store opening. Join Nordstrom Rack staff as they celebrate the opening of their third Austin area location in the Parke shopping center in Cedar Park. There will be live music, breakfast and a gift card drawing. 8 a.m. 5001 Toll 183A, Ste. 1100, Cedar Park.  737-843-3100.

April 7 Family Fun Festival. Hosted by the Wiley Parent Teacher Association, the event includes carnival and inflatable games, a barbecue food vendor, silent auction, community vendors, University of Texas football players and other special guests. 4-7:30 p.m. $1 (per ticket), $20 (per wristband). Wiley Middle School, 1526 Raider Way, Leander. www.facebook.com/[email protected]

April 7 Cedar Park spring movies in the park. Guests can bring lawn chairs, blankets and food to watch films outdoors. “Bears” will be shown 8 p.m. Free. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5528. www.cedarparktexas.gov

April 7 Leander spring movies in the park. The city presents a series of outdoor film showings. “Moana” will be shown. 7:30 p.m. Free. Benbrook Ranch Park, 1100 Halsey Drive, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec


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