Community news: Austin hosts music marketing discussion



City hosts music marketing panel

The Music & Entertainment Division of the city of Austin’s Economic Development Department will present a panel discussion on industry trends, career experiences and developing skills for a successful career in music marketing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

The discussion, “Marketing Music in Austin — How We Got Here,” will be at Google Fiber, 201 Colorado St., and will be co-presented by Scoremore Shows. It will be moderated by Stephanie Bergara of the music division.

Panelists will include Edward Castillo, marketing director of Scoremore Shows; Bianca Flores, digital media manager at Margin Walker Presents; Val Santos, social media director at KPEZ-FM; and Matt Sonzala, founder of Pushermania.

The event is free, but registration is required at

— American-Statesman staff


Christmas in Park on Dec. 11

The Manor Chamber of Commerce will host Christmas in the Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at Jennie Lane Park, 104 E. Rector St.

The event will include musical performances throughout the afternoon as well as vendors selling jewelry, kids’ clothing, floral arrangements, crafts, ornaments and food. A station will be set up for children to decorate cookies, make crafts and play games.

For more information: 512-272-5699.

— American-Statesman staff


Last 2016 recycling event

The Lake Travis Regional Re-Use & Recycling Center, at 3207 Neidhardt Drive, will host its last household hazardous waste collection and reuse event of 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7.

Household hazardous waste items are common, everyday products that people use at home that may be hazardous to the environment and water supply if not disposed of properly. When dropping off items, residents should follow all instructions for use and disposal provided on product labels, make sure containers aren’t leaking and are clearly labeled, and remain in the vehicle while center staff members unload items.

The center will not take aerosol cans, which can be put in the regular trash, or commercial waste, medications, medical products or light bulbs, which must be taken to specific recycling centers.

The event is free for residents who present a driver’s license or utility bill with an address within the jurisdictional boundaries. Attendees outside of the district or city must pay $40.

For more information:

— American-Statesman staff



Library hosts holiday concert

The Round Rock Public Library, at 216 E. Main St., will host a free holiday concert with children’s musical artist Joe McDermott at 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

All three 20-minute performances will be held in Meeting Room C and are identical, so parents can choose whichever time is most convenient.

For more information: 512-218-3275.

— American-Statesman staff


Old Town Christmas on Saturday

The city of Leander will hold its annual Old Town Christmas Festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in Old Town Leander, 100 N. Brushy St.

The festival includes the Rudolph Run, a carousel, kids’ activities, a petting zoo, pictures with Santa Claus, local school performances, food and local vendors, a parade and the lighting of the city Christmas tree.

For a full schedule of events and more information:

— American-Statesman staff



BudaFest this weekend

The city of Buda will host BudaFest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Buda.

The festival will include pony rides, a miniature train, live music and entertainment, a carnival, food and drink booths and more than 75 craft vendors. Santa Claus will make an appearance to take photos with children.

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Participants should begin lining up by 9 a.m. by the practice area of the Buda Fire Department Station No. 1, 209 Jack C. Hays Trail.

For more information:

— American-Statesman staff


Library hosts Holiday Extravaganza

The Buda Public Library, at 303 Main St., will hold holiday events for kids, teens and adults Dec. 10.

The library’s Holiday Extravaganza will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 8-11 and will feature holiday crafting, stories and a festive lunch.

A holiday crafting art class will be held for teens and adults from 2 to 4 p.m., when artist Louise Placek will teach how to create corn husk wreaths, 3-D ornaments and tissue paper window ornaments.

Both events are free, but registration is required at

— American-Statesman staff

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