Leander Little League Registration Event: TODAY!

Leander Little League

Representatives from the brand new Leander Little League will be at the Leander Library from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm to register kids for the first spring season.  All players, whether registering or previously registered are asked to bring proof of address and proof of age.

For the list of what constitutes proof of address and age, click here.

The Weekend Run Down: December 11, 2015

Events this weekend in and around Leander and Cedar Park, TX

Don’t let the possible rain this weekend keep you home.  Check out the best activities around the Leander area.

Friday

The Leander Library is hosting a free LEGO playtime for kids in Kindergarten and up from 3:30-4:15 today.

If you’re looking for a great Christmas light display, be sure to stop by Anna Court in Cedar Park.  Friday night will have a special visit from Santa!

Saturday

Come back to the Leander Library on Saturday for a ton of events.  The library will be hosting a craft for adults, as well as a Winter Wonderland and reading kick off, which includes  treats, crafts, a book sale, a visit from Santa and a “Tour of the Universe” by the Texas Museum of Science and Technology at 10:15.  All ages are welcome.

Also on Saturday, the Michael’s Craft Store near Lakeline Mall will be hosting a $2 crafting class for kids.  Kids will use Perler beads to make Santa belt coasters from 10:00 am – noon.

Teenagers looking for something to do will enjoy stopping by the Cedar Park Library from 2:00-4:00 for their teen free-play gaming.  Kids 10-17 will have access to Wii U, XBox Kinect, board games and card games.

Sunday

Sunday is traditionally a pretty quiet day for events.  This week, kids of all ages and abilities are invited to come play chess from 1:30-2:00.

What are you looking forward to this weekend?

The Weekend Run Down: December 5, 2015

Events this weekend in and around Leander and Cedar Park, TX

The holiday season is in full swing this Saturday around Leander!  Check out these great events tonight:

The Leander Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting is tonight, starting at 5:00pm in downtown Leander.

Follow The Star is in it’s final night this evening at Good Shephard Lutheran Church in Cedar Park from 6:30 – 9:00pm.

Stroll the Square in Georgetown starts at 4:00pm and is not to be missed!

Sunday is much quieter.  What are you doing this weekend?

The Weekday Rundown 11/30/15 – 12/4/15

The Weekday Rundown in Leander, TX

Welcome to the Weekday Rundown for Monday, November 30th – Friday, December 4th, 2015.  It should be no surprise that as we head into December, some of this week’s best events are taking on a holiday theme.

Big Kids

Kids from Kinder through 5th grade will not want to miss the Leander Library’s STEAM Club meeting this Tuesday, December 1st from 3:30-4:15.

Kids in Kindergarten and older are invited this Friday to play Chess at the Leander Library at 3:30 pm.  Chess is played here every other Friday.  On alternating weeks, kids can play with LEGOs.

 

Little Kids

The younger set will probably enjoy story time at Barnes & Noble this week.  On Wednesday, December 2nd at 11:00 am, they’ll be reading Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa is coming to Texas.

Toddlers and preschoolers are sure to enjoy Leander Library’s Little STEAMers on Friday, December 4th at 11:00 am.

 

All Ages

Kids of all ages are invited out this Friday night, December 4th at 7:00 pm to Barnes & Noble at Lakeline Mall as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Polar Express with storytime and a pajama party.  Guests are invited to attend in their favorite winter or Christmas-themed pajamas and bring a jingle bell (if you have one) to add to the magic of the story.

The Buzz: November 25, 2015

The Weekly Buzz at LeanderMom.com

Welcome to The Buzz for Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

Continuing Construction

La Tapatia’s new location in the HEB Plus shopping center is still under construction.  There’s been no public update on when to expect the grand opening.

Dairy Queen at 1701 E. Whitestone Blvd in Cedar Park is also continuing construction.  While there’s been no public announcement of a grand opening, the location is listed on the company’s website as “coming soon” (along with news that the new location will boast a drive thru).

Rumor Report

In the last few weeks since groundbreaking, the Randall’s shopping center on Crystal Falls Blvd (Crystal Falls Town Center) is finally becoming a reality.  Now that it’s moving along, we’re starting to get wind of what tenants have signed on for the location.

Confirmed:
Randall’s (nearly 60,000 sq ft + a gas station)
Tomlinson’s Feed & Supply
Jack Brown Cleaners
Bella Salon & Spa

Proposed/Negotiating:
Starbucks
Mattress Firm
GNC
Cost Cutters
Orange Theory Fitness
An unnamed dental office

Still Available:
4 strip center spaces
A 5,100 sq ft, free-standing building as a potential restaurant

That’s it for this week.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Thanksgiving in Leander

Thanksgiving is not only a time for being thankful for all that you have, but also a time for sharing what you have with others.  If you’re looking for a way to help the Leander community this Thanksgiving, check out this list of organizations that can use your help!

Operation Turkey

Operation Turkey
Operation Turkey serves Thanksgiving meals in to go containers to Austin-area homeless and those that otherwise would not have a Thanksgiving dinner.  Volunteering is easy and can even be done with children:  simply sign up to come to one of the Operation Turkey locations, be at that location at 8:00 am on Thanksgiving morning and help pack up food or deliver meals.  It only takes a couple of hours to make a huge impact.

Heroes Night Out - Cedar Park, Tx

Heroes Night Out
We mentioned Heroes Night Out at Veteran’s Day, but this group deserves to be mentioned again.  Not only does this organization put on a Thank-a-Vet-giving dinner, but they also deliver food and clothing monthly to homeless Austin-area vets.  Contact them through their website for more information.

Senior Homes
Leander and Cedar Park have no shortage of senior and nursing homes.  Give one a call and see if they need some help serving their residents at Thanksgiving.  They can frequently use the extra hands and the residents would love the company.

Hill Country Community Ministries - Leander, TX

Hill Country Community Ministries
Hill Country Community Ministries does a tremendous job helping those in need all year long and it’s run right out of Leander.  Their services include a food pantry, and assistance in obtaining clothes, shoes & eyeglasses.  During the holiday season, they distribute around 500 turkeys to families in need.   They can always use donations and helping hands.

Do you know another group in the Leander area that is doing good this holiday season?  Let us know in the comments.

Happy Thanksgiving!