Schools host­ing free mu­si­cal per­for­mances

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

The Round Rock school district is hold­ing a se­ries of free mu­si­cal pro­duc­tions that are open to the pub­lic this hol­i­day sea­son.

The fol­low­ing pro­duc­tions are sched­uled for this week­end:

Gr­isham Mid­dle School Band Fall Con­cert at 7:30 p.m. Fri­day at the Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 5800 McNeil Road in Austin.

Cedar Val­ley Mid­dle School Choir Win­ter Con­cert at 7:00 p.m. Satur­day at the Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter.

Westwood High School Band Win­ter Con­cert at 7:00 p.m. Mon­day at the Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter.

For ad­di­tional per­for­mances go to www.roundrock­isd.org.

The Ge­orge­town Parks and Recre­ation Dept. is host­ing a Trout Fish­ing Derby from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Satur­day in San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Mor­row St.

The de­part­ment will re­lease about 1,500 trout into the San Gabriel River for the derby. An­glers who catch a trout will get to pick a prize while sup­plies last. Derby en­try costs $3, and reg­is­tra­tion be­gins at 7 a.m. in the park. Par­tic­i­pants who are older than 17 must have a valid fish­ing li­cense. Bring a fish­ing rod; bait will be avail­able to buy.

The Friends of the Ge­orge­town An­i­mal Shel­ter are ac­cept­ing do­na­tions for the Art for An­i­mals Auc­tion that ben­e­fits the Ge­orge­town shel­ter.

The types of art­work be­ing ac­cepted in­clude framed art­work and hand-crafted items, in­clud­ing sculp­tures, jew­elry and more. The or­ga­ni­za­tion will ac­cept do­na­tions un­til Jan. 25.

The auc­tion, sched­uled to take place in Fe­bru­ary, will also fea­ture paint­ings made by the shel­ter’s an­i­mals. To do­nate art­work email Jackie Carey, shel­ter man­ager, at Jackie.Carey@ge­orge­town.org.

The Hutto Po­lice De­part­ment is ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for the spring ses­sion of its Cit­i­zen Po­lice Academy.

The pro­gram is de­signed to teach ci­ti­zens about the struc­ture and work­ings of the po­lice de­part­ment, ac­cord­ing to a city an­nounce­ment. The classes are sched­uled from 7 to 9 p.m. ev­ery other Thurs­day from Jan­uary to May and cover a de­part­ment over­view, re­cruit­ing and train­ing and more.

Par­tic­i­pants must be over 18, live or work in Hutto and pass a back­ground check. Ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able at the Hutto Po­lice De­part­ment, 401 W. Front St. For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.hut­totx.gov.

Tay­lor of­fi­cials will ac­cept ap­pli­ca­tions for the city’s Red Santa pro­gram from 8 a.m. to noon Satur­day at City Hall, 400 Porter St., ac­cord­ing to a city an­nounce­ment.

Ap­pli­cants must bring proof of res­i­dence and sub­mit to a short in­ter­view. For more in­for­ma­tion call 512-352-6992.

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