6 things to do in Georgetown this week, Nov. 21-27

It's another busy week in Georgetown. Here are six things you need to know:

toys-for-tots-tomToys for Tots Bike Drive
Nov. 1-30

Toys for Tots is collecting new and assembled bikes and helmets throughout the month of November. Participants can drop items off Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Keller Williams Realty, 823 S. Austin Ave.

Turkey Trot
Nov. 24

Hosted by the Georgetown Running Club and Sertoma Club of Georgetown, the event starts and finishes on the Square. The race includes a 5-mile run/walk and 1-mile walk as well as sponsor booths. There is also a Kids’ Fun Run. Proceeds from the event are shared between Williamson County Meals on Wheels and Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation. Donations of nonperishable food are also accepted.

8 a.m. $35 (entry fee), $40 (entry fee day of race), discounts for club members. The Square. www.georgetownrunningclub.org

Community Thanksgiving
Nov. 24
A communitywide traditional Thanksgiving meal is served to people at three different Georgetown locations. The sit-down dinner and boxed meals include turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, rolls and sweet potatoes. Water and tea are served. The event is being planned and supported by the city of Georgetown Police and Fire departments, the Georgetown Public Library, Alycia Tandy’s Do Yourself a Flavor Catering and Salvation Army-Williamson County.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.; Georgetown Housing Authority-Community Activity Learning Center, 210-B W. 18th St.; First Baptist Church Recreation Center, 1333 W. University Ave. www.georgetown.org. gtxthanksgiving@gmail.com

Lighting of the Square
Nov. 25
The event includes songs from the Austin Carolers, and the Georgetown mayor and Williamson County judge lead attendees in a countdown before the lights are turned on. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St. 512-930-3545. www.visit.georgetown.org

Tree lighting
Nov. 26

The Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center will ring in the holidays with a tree-lighting celebration. The event will feature popcorn, cookies, cider and coffee, holiday music, a visit from Santa Claus and special holiday drinks for purchase from Jack's Lounge. 

6-6:30 p.m. Free. The Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave.
737-444-2700. www.sheratongeorgetowntexas.com

Go BIG, Shop Small ... Daytripper style
Nov. 26
Shoppers are invited to the Square for Small Business Saturday. Participants should begin at 10 a.m. in the visitors center to receive a map of all participating merchants, which can be completed to reveal a secret word and entry into a drawing. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Visitors Center, 103 W. Seventh St. 512-868-8675. www.thegeorgetownsquare.com


The Yard Milkshake Bar will be located at 940 W. University Ave, Ste. 120, Georgetown.
The Yard Milkshake Bar is coming to Georgetown this spring

The Yard Milkshake Bar will be located in the Wolf Crossing center.

The Georgetown ISD board of trustees meet in the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning on the third Monday of the month. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Filing opens for Georgetown ISD board of trustees places 4 and 5

One person has filed for one of the two open board of trustee seats so far.

housing, development
Single-family homes sold in Georgetown in 2019 reach record high

"As we look forward to this year, the market is not showing signs of slowing down anytime soon," Austin Board of Realtors President Romeo Manzanilla said.

The Georgetown ISD board of trustees held their monthly meeting at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning, located at 507 E. University Ave., Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown ISD awarded in school architecture competition

Georgetown ISD is among four Texas school districts awarded the Caudill Award, the highest honor in the annual Exhibit of School Architecture competition.

Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.

This year Field of Honor will be Nov. 7-15 at San Gabriel Park. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Possible new program could bring more artistic elements to 2020 Field of Honor project

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board was invited by the National Endowment for the Arts to apply for a $10,000 grant.

The top photo shows design plans for the mural; the bottom photo shows the current site. (Courtesy City of Georgetown)
New, large mural to be installed on the Gus's Drug building in Georgetown

City Council approved the mural easement agreement at the Jan. 14 meeting.

The persons elected to the positions of mayor, District 2 council member and District 6 council member will be in office until May 2023. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Filing opens for May 2 Georgetown election, race for mayor, District 2 and District 6 council members

Applications for a place on the Georgetown May 2 election ballot may be filed starting Jan. 15.

2020 Market, Scratch Kitchen & Bar opened Jan. 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
2020 Market, Scratch Kitchen & Bar now open in Georgetown

The restaurant offers food from from local sources, including farmer's markets, Gulf Coast fishing boats and country farm fields.

Commissioner Cynthia Long has represented Williamson County on the 21-person CAMPO transportation policy board since 2007. (Courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long named chair of regional transportation planning agency

Long has represented Williamson County on the 21-person CAMPO transportation policy board since 2007.

Avocado toast is served at First Watch The Daytime Cafe. (Courtesy First Watch The Daytime Cafe)
First Watch cafe now open in Wolf Crossing

The restaurant opened Jan. 13.

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