Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a roundup of local events to fill the diary. Other things to do include eating a meal with friends and family at a local barbecue, burger or brunch spot; shop around town for the best happy hour specials; watch the big game at a local sports bar; and find a volunteer opportunity to get involved in the community. For more community events this month, check out the January to-do list.

January 15: Dress up at a masked gala

The Hutto Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an event called The Big Easy Masquerade Gala to celebrate members and their contributions to the community. The 2022 gala will include an open bar, live entertainment, games, a live and silent auction and a dessert auction. 5-10:30 p.m. $125 (individual seats), $1,250 (tables). Kalahari Resorts, 3001 Kalahari Blvd., Round Rock. 512-759-4400. www.huttochamber.com

January 15: Test your poker skills

The Lodge Poker Club is hosting a classic poker tournament with unlimited re-entries. Among other prizes, the winner will receive a pair of Beats headphones, a trophy and an entry on the venue’s wall of fame. An active membership is required to participate. 12:15 p.m. $200 (buy-in). The Lodge Poker Club & Card House, 1401 S. I-35, Round Rock. 512-614-4045. www.thelodgepokerclub.com


January 15: Recycle the Christmas tree locally and get free mulch

The Town of Round Rock is hosting a Christmas tree recycling event. Remove all decorations from the tree and bring it to the Round Brush Recycling Center to receive free fine, usable mulch for city residents. Volunteers will be available to help unload trees during the event. 9am-6pm Free. Round Stone Brush Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive. 512-218-5540. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/christmas-tree-recycling-event-1

January 16: Discover role-playing games

The town of Pflugerville is hosting a Dungeons and Dragons and Pizza event for those interested in learning more about the popular fantasy game. Participants will spend the first 30 minutes learning the rules and playing, then there will be a standalone “one-shot” campaign that will last approximately two and a half hours. No experience is necessary. Register online on the city’s website. 5 to 9 p.m. $5 (Pflugerville residents), $7.50 (non-residents). Pflugerville Recreation Centre, 400 Immanuel Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6363. www.pflugervilletx.gov

January 16: Enjoy a Sunday symphony

Enjoy a family-friendly classical music concert with Jessica Mathaes, concertmaster of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Alex Maynegre-Torra, principal keyboardist of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Masks will be mandatory in the building. 4-6 p.m. Free. Pflugerville First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville. 512-422-6355. www.pfchamber.com/events/details/classical-artists-concert-series-sunday-symphony-613