Animal adoptions, roller skates and March madness: your March to-do list for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area

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From improving your roller skating technique to meeting adoptable animals, there’s plenty to do in March and April in the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area.

8 March

Learn about the history of the state of Texas

Round Rock Preservation and the City’s Department of Planning and Development Services are partnering to offer a lunch and learning event on the topic of courthouses across the state. “A Tour of Texas Courthouses” will be hosted by Rae Lynn Tipping. Participants should bring a brown lunch bag and the town will provide water and a cookie. 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Baca Center, 301 W. Baghdad Ave., Round Rock. 512-373-3819. www.roundrocktexas.gov

March 13

Review roller skating tips and tricks

Meet other roller skating enthusiasts and Rockin’ City Roller Derby professionals at the Rock Sports Arena each Sunday to participate in coach-led roller skating drills and practice drills. Two levels of lessons are offered for beginners to advanced skaters. Free for members, $10 for non-members. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Rock Sports Arena, 3918 Gattis School Rd., Round Rock. 512-710-7188. www.rockincityrollergirls.com

March 16

Meet adoptable animals at Pet Pfest

The Pflugerville Public Library will welcome pets for adoption from the Pflugerville Animal Shelter and other local rescues. Participants can visit animals, participate in pet-themed crafts for kids and adults, and enter a giveaway for special prize bags. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville. 512-990-6375. www.pflugervilletx.gov

March 17-Apr. 4

Attend a March Madness watch party

Tony C’s Pizza and Beer Garden will host March Madness watch parties, showing all games from the NCAA Basketball Tournament first round through the championship. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Tony C’s Pizza and Beer Garden, 3800 E. Palm Valley Blvd. Ste. 140, Round Rock. 512-595-7050. www.tonycsbeergarden.com

March 19

Swap Plants in a Plant Swap

Plant lovers can meet in the courtyard of the Pflugerville Public Library to swap unwanted plants, pots, seeds and other gardening items. The event will also feature various starter plants for beginning gardeners, and attendees can learn how to make small wire trellises. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. 18+ only. Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville. 512-990-6375. www.pflugervilletx.gov

March 20

Go to a local car show

The Round Rock Police Association and the City of Round Rock are teaming up to hold a car show in Old Settler Park near the tennis courts. The event is family friendly and will not feature loud music or racing. Free. Old Settler’s Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. www.roundrocktexas.gov

March 28

Hone those calligraphy skills

The Ruby Hotel and Bar offers a course in modern calligraphy concepts for beginners. The Ruby is hosting the event in partnership with Sip & Script and Ember Elaine Modern Hand Lettering and Design. The package will include 1.5 hours of instruction, a beginners calligraphy kit and writing surfaces. Participants can take all their equipment home at the end of the evening. $65. 5:30-7:00 p.m. The Ruby Hotel and Bar, 400 Fannin Ave., Round Rock. 512-600-7997. www.sipandscript.com

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