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Community news: Wimberley’s Butterfly Festival on Saturday


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The Capital Area Rural Transportation System will celebrate Earth Day by offering free rides Friday.

The 13th annual Red Poppy Ride will be begin at 8 a.m. April 29 at Georgetown High School.

CENTRAL TEXAS

CARTS offers free rides Friday

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System will celebrate Earth Day by offering free rides Friday on all CARTS services.

CARTS provides transportation for the non-urbanized areas of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson counties and the San Marcos urbanized area.

Anyone in the CARTS district will be able to ride one of the many CARTS services for free Friday. If you live in the CARTS rural service area, please schedule your ride 24 hours in advance by calling 1-512-478-RIDE (7433).

CARTS will also be offering free rides on the interurban regional intercity bus services, metro connectors and municipal bus services in Bastrop and San Marcos.

For more information: ridecarts.com; email info@RideCARTS.com.

— American-Statesman staff

TRAVIS COUNTY

PFLUGERVILLE

Hearing on youth programs

The city of Pflugerville will hold a public hearing on an ordinance on youth program standards of care at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pflugerville City Hall, Suite 500, 100 E. Main St.

The meeting will discuss replacing all ordinances in conflict, containing a savings clause and declaring an effective date.

A copy of the ordinance is available for review at the city secretary’s office, Suite 300, 100 E. Main St.

— American-Statesman staff

DEL VALLE

Elroy library hosts yard sale

The Elroy Community Library, at 13512 FM 812, will host its annual yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29.

The free event will include food, drinks, music, face painting and a bounce house.

Individuals who want to sell items should call 512-243-1981 for a free spot.

— American-Statesman staff

WILLIAMSON COUNTY

GEORGETOWN

Red Poppy Ride on April 29

The 13th annual Red Poppy Ride will be begin at 8 a.m. April 29 at Georgetown High School, 2211 N. Austin Ave.

Riders will be able to choose routes of 14, 40, 63 and 100 miles.

The Red Poppy 5K Run will be at the same time and location, and participants may choose to do both, but must finish the 5K in under 40 minutes or allow themselves enough time to get started on the bike ride by 10 a.m. Riders choosing this option must register for a ride less than 50 miles.

For more information and to register: redpoppyride.org.

— American-Statesman staff

TAYLOR

City names information officer

The city of Taylor will welcome its new public information officer, Pamela Cosel, to its staff beginning May 1.

Most recently, Cosel worked for the city of Pflugerville, where she served as the marketing and special events coordinator charged with promoting and managing citywide festivals and the outdoor summer concert series.

She has more than 12 years of experience in municipal government, tourism and promoting film friendly cities in Texas, California and Colorado.

Cosel earned her bachelor’s degree in communications with a marketing emphasis and journalism minor from Regis University in Denver.

— American-Statesman staff

BASTROP COUNTY

BASTROP

See ‘Pied Piper’ this weekend

The Bastrop Youth Performing Arts Academy will present its musical rendition of “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

This version follows Falstaff, a theater cat, who gets kicked into the alley and must make peace between the street rats and alley cats through his own performance of “The Pied Piper of Hamelin.”

Tickets are $10.

For more information: bastropoperahouse.com.

— American-Statesman staff

HAYS COUNTY

WIMBERLEY

Butterfly Festival on Saturday

The 19th annual Butterfly Festival will be from 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 FM 2325.

The festival will include activities throughout the day, including a flight house, obstacle course, maze, pirate and princess tents and bounce houses; craft stations to build lollipop flowers, bug magnets, ornaments, bookmarks, jewelry, seed crafts and cookie decorating; and free activities including butterfly releases every 30 minutes, fish viewing, educational talks and miniature horses.

Vendors will have merchandise, food and drinks for sale throughout the day.

Admission is free, but some activities cost money. Wristbands are available for purchase for unlimited visits to all activities.

For more information: emilyann.org/butterfly.html.

— American-Statesman staff



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