Dog days and beer tastings: 5 things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto the weekend of April 1

Saturday brings the first day of April and with it plenty of weekend activities. Check out our list of things to do this weekend to plan out your Saturday and Sunday activities:

March 30-April 1: Huge Kids' Consignment Sales Event

Hosted by Just Between Friends, the event features all seasons of clothing, thousands of outdoor and indoor toys, shoes, baby equipment and gear, maternity items, room decor and other items. A presale event is also happening March 30. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri. public sale), 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Sat. public sale). Free (admission with online RSVP or free entry pass). Typhoon Texas, 185000 SH 130, Pflugerville. 512-656-2829. [email protected]

April 1: Lions 5K for the Park

This event benefits the Play for All Abilities park expansion. All proceeds from the race go to the city of Round Rock Parks and Recreations Department in order to help with the $2.5 million project. 8 a.m. (5K), 9 a.m. (kids K). $15 (kids K), $30 (5K). Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock.,

April 1: Dog Days at Bass Pro

Bass Pro Shops invites customers to bring their dogs to the store for a day of activities. According to Round the Rock, activities include health and wellness checks, microchipping, grooming demonstrations and giveaways. The event will also feature a dog costume contest. Pets must be up to date on all vaccines and must be pet- and child-friendly to attend. All pets must be leashed. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 200 Bass Pro Drive, Round Rock.

April 1: Chisholm Trail Day

The Williamson Museum will host Chisholm Trail Day to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail and the opening of the new museum at the 1870 Owen House. The event will feature tours of historic buildings, children's activities, cowboy cooking, live music and historic reenactments. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. The Williamson Museum, 8 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock. 512-943-1670.

April 1: Reds, Whites and Brews

The second annual event includes tastings from Texas wineries and breweries as well as food from local restaurants and live entertainment. General admission includes 10 wine or beer tastings, 10 food vouchers and a commemorative tasting glass. 5-9 p.m. $40 (general admission). The Gin at the Co-Op District, 420 Hwy. 79, Hutto. 512-759-4000.





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