Here are several events happening this weekend in and around the Georgetown area.
Brix and Ale will offer its weekly S'mores and Pours special from 5:30-9 p.m. on Thursday.[/caption]
S’mores and Pours
The Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center will have s’mores kits available for purchase or complimentary to anyone who purchases an entree at Brix And Ale.
Newly added fire pits outside by the pool area will be available for s’mores making.
Drink specials include:
$5 Vanilla Vodka
$2 off select Texas draft beers and select wines by the glass
Reservations are not required but are encouraged by calling 737-444-2750.
5-9:30 p.m. Prices vary. The Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown. www.brixandalegtx.com
Special Olympics Texas Winter Games
Athletes from throughout the state compete in one of three sports—bowling, powerlifting or volleyball—at the 24th annual event. Competitions are open to the public, and volunteers are needed.
Through Feb. 5. Various times. Free. Various locations. 512-835-9873. www.sotx.org/wintergames
National Wear Red Day
This Friday marks the 15th annual National Wear Red Day sponsored by the American Heart Association. The event works to bring national attention to the fact that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and raise awareness of women’s heart health. Participants are encouraged to wear red and donate to the cause.
Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run
Sponsored by the Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department, the 22nd annual chip-timed 5K run and walk will take place this weekend. The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. in downtown Georgetown at Seventh and Main streets and ends at the Bark Park on Holly Street. Participants receive a Cupid’s Chase T-shirt while supplies last. The event includes a Cupid costume contest. Dogs on a non-retractable leash are permitted. Event proceeds help to fund projects at Georgetown parks.
7:30 a.m. (children’s fun run), 8 a.m. (5K). $10 (fun run in advance), $15 (fun run on race day), $22 (5K). www.cupid.georgetown.org
Tours of the Shotgun House will be available this Saturday and Sunday.[/caption]
Shotgun House tours
The Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association will host tours of the historic Shotgun House to share the history and commemorate the education and plight of the African-American community in Georgetown.
The event, which received grant support from the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board, will include music, re-enactments of desegregation in Georgetown and a history of the Carver School as well as historic reflections and artifacts.
Guided tours of the house and the re-enactment of the 1963 attempt to integrate schools in Georgetown will be available.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, 3-5 p.m. on Sunday. Free. Shotgun House, 801 West St., Georgetown. www.georgetown.org
These events a little bit outside of the Georgetown area are worth the trip:
The Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin hosts a day of science and family fun in partnership with Spectrum Networks and Girlstart. The event includes exhibitor demonstrations that will let kids catch clouds in jars and learn how tornadoes form. Admission to the entire museum is also free Sunday from noon-5 p.m.
Noon-3 p.m. Free. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave., Austin. 512-936-8746. www.thestoryoftexas.com
Chinatown Center’s Year of the Rooster
Austin’s Chinatown Center celebrates the Lunar New Year with a day of family activities including face-painting, a rock-climbing wall, a community resource fair and a petting zoo. The event includes entertainment and dance performances from The Love of China, Austin Dance India, Hawaiian Kona Isle, Texas Vovinam Viet Vo Dao Martial Arts, April Rain Chinese Dance and the Thien Hau/Linh Son Lion Dance Team. Special guests include Austin Mayor Steve Adler, who will help light traditional celebratory firecrackers. KVUE television news anchor Jenni Lee will lead ceremonies.
10 a.m.-midnight. Free admission (some activities may have fees). 10901 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin. 512-502-8887. www.chinatownaustin.com