Li­brary host­ing chil­dren’s cookie party

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — Haleigh Svo­boda, amer­i­can-states­man Staff — Haleigh Svo­boda, amer­i­can-states­man Staff — Haleigh Svo­boda, amer­i­can-states­man Staff

The Round Rock Pub­lic Li­brary is hold­ing a cook­iedec­o­rat­ing party for ele­men­tary school stu­dents from 2 to 3 p.m. Wed­nes­day at 216 E. Main St. It’s an early re­lease day for stu­dents in the Round Rock school district that day.

Kids will get to dec­o­rate and eat cook­ies. The event is free and open to chil­dren in kinder­garten through fifth grade. Pre­reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired at the li­brary’s chil­dren’s ref­er­ence desk or by call­ing the li­brary at 218-3275.

The Hutto Or­ange Santa pro­gram is ac­cept­ing do­na­tions un­til Dec. 31. The pro­gram pro­vides toys and turkey din­ners to fam­i­lies with chil­dren who would not re­ceive Christ­mas gifts oth­er­wise.

Last year, the pro­gram pro­vided as­sis­tance to more than 400 fam­i­lies. Do­na­tions can be made www.OrangeSanta. org, or at the Hutto Po­lice De­part­ment, 401 W. Front St.

The city of Hutto will hold the Old Town Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion from 5 to 8 p.m. Satur­day on East and Far­ley streets.

The cel­e­bra­tion will fea­ture chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, Santa and a va­ri­ety of ven­dors.

A free screen­ing of “Arthur Christ­mas” will show at 7 p.m., so par­tic­i­pants should bring blan­kets and lawn chairs.

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