Cooking classes, student performances and MLK events: Things to do in Georgetown, Jan. 17-23

Several events, marches and celebrations to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day are happening Jan. 21.

Several events, marches and celebrations to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day are happening Jan. 21.

Enjoy the long weekend at these events in and around Georgetown.

FRIDAY, Jan. 18


Learn to make a veggie bowl
Chef Daisy will demo two healthy veggie bowl recipes as part of the Georgetown Public Library’s meal prep program. In coordination with Wild Ginger Personal Chef service, attendees will learn prep tricks and how to select fresh food. Age 18 and up. Tickets required. 6:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. bit.ly/gplfresh

SATURDAY, Jan. 19


Attend a royal tea party
Gateway College Preparatory High School Choir Boosters bring a night of princes and princesses. The musical fanfare fundraiser will have favorite characters perform their beloved songs for your entertainment. Snacks and drinks will be served. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $15-$25. Georgetown Event Center, 1 Chamber Way, Georgetown. 512-930-3526. https://choirbooster.tybox.net/events/

SUNDAY, Jan. 20


Young performers present ‘Wizard of Oz’
The Georgetown Palace Theatre Young Artists present a shortened version of the classic “Wizard of Oz.” The show tells the story of Dorothy Gale as she’s swept away from Kansas to a magical land of Oz. The performers range from ages 10-14 years old. 2 p.m. $5. Georgetown Palace Theater, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469. https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1

MONDAY Jan. 21


Volunteer your time
The United Way of Williamson County is sponsoring a Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for youth and adults. The Day of Service includes project locations in Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, Liberty Hill and Round Rock. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Locations vary. 512-255-6799. https://unitedway-wc.org

March in honor of MLK
A march to honor the MLK Day holiday begins at the Williamson County Courthouse and ends at the Macedonia Baptist Church. Meet on the north side of the courthouse for the seven-block march. Following the march, a service at Macedonia Baptist Church will feature Renee Henry, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Georgetown. The annual event is sponsored by the Georgetown Fellowship of Churches. Noon. Free. Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-968-6361.

Youth Service Day hosted by the Georgetown Project
The Georgetown Project hosts a Youth Service Day on MLK Day for high school students in grades nine to 12. Participation in service projects will be followed by a free pizza lunch at the community center. Students needing service hours will be given certificates for three hours of service. 9 a.m. Free. Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown. 512-943-0074. www.georgetownproject.org

TUESDAY, Jan. 22


Southwestern University presents ‘The Hate You Give’
The Office of Diversity Education, Diversity Enrichment Committee, Student Activities and the Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice at Southwestern University will present two screenings of “The Hate U Give,” based on the book by Angie Thomas. A discussion will follow the screening. 5 p.m., 8 p.m. Free. Olin Building, Room 105, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-1342. www.southwestern.edu/live/events/12352

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23


Voices of the Women from the Civil Rights Movement
Southwestern University’s Office of Diversity Education and the Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice present “Speak Out: Voices of the Women from the Civil Rights Movement," recognizing the unsung heroines of the Civil Rights Movement. Attendees can expect readings of famous quotes, sharing of stories and performances in honor of the women. Refreshments will be provided. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Prothro Center for Lifelong Learning, Rooms 233-234, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-1342. www.southwestern.edu/live/events/12353
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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