Dog dock jumps, free museum day and more: 7 things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, Sept. 16-17

The following are local events taking place this weekend:

Saturday, Sept. 16: St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
The walk and run raises money for childhood cancer research and begins at The Dell Diamond. Dr. Qadri's Cancer Heroes team is asking for additional members to help raise more money. 8 a.m. (registration), 9:30 a.m. (walk/run begins). Donation fees vary. The Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock.

Saturday, Sept. 16: Yoga on the beach
Holcomb Counseling and Yoga hosts yoga on the beach of Lake Pflugerville. Mats are provided, and beginners are welcome. Tickets are available online in advance, or they can be purchased in person at the event. 9:30 a.m. Free (age 5 and younger), $5 (children), $12 (adults). Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane, Pflugerville. 

Saturday, Sept. 16: Strut Your Mutt 2017
Strut Your Mutt invites attendees to bring a dog and participate in the dog walk, 5K run and dog-themed festival. Proceeds benefit the Best Friends Animal Society and animal welfare groups. 10 a.m. Donations vary. Walter E. Long Municipal Park, 6614 Blue Bluff Road, Austin.

Saturday, Sept. 16: PopUp Art Show
Downtown Round Rock hosts a pop-up art show at ArtSpace. The event features a variety of artists' work for the public to get to know and study. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. ArtSpace, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-671-2705.

Saturday, Sept. 16: Texas Longhorns tailgate
Spirit of Texas invites Longhorn and University of Southern California Trojan fans alike to join the distillery in its first tailgating event. Food is available from LocoTailgaters with music and cocktails. Children and pets are welcome. 4 p.m. Free. Spirit of Texas, 1715 Dalshank St., Pflugerville.

Sunday, Sept. 17: Open dock dog jump competition
The San Gabriel Air Dogs, affiliated with the United Kennel Club and Ultimate Air Dogs, hosts an open competition for dogs to take a chance jumping off from the dock in this canine challenge. Unlimited jumps are allowed. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $25 (first dog), $20 (each additional dog). Canine Headquarters, 1350 CR 130, Hutto.

Sunday, Sept. 17: Williamson Museum on Chisholm Trail free museum day
As part of Austin Museum Day, the Williamson Museum on Chisholm Trail is offering free admission. The museum offers live-action portrayals of life on the Chisholm Trail. 1-4 p.m. Free.Williamson Museum on Chisholm Trail, 8 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock. 512-943-1670.


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