Film, fishing & free self-defense classes—there is something for everyone to do in Georgetown this weekend

Spring is here and whether you are looking for indoor or outdoor activities there is plenty to do in the Georgetown area. Check out these 7:

Master Gardeners Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale
Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 1
The Williamson County Master Gardener Association hosts the plant sale and garden fair, which includes vendors with garden-related products and gifts.

Activities also include rain barrel construction and building raised-bed gardens as well as speakers, door prizes and food.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Georgetown Show Barn, 425 E. Morrow St. 512-943-3300.

Brix and Ale will offer its weekly S'mores and Pours special from 5:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, Brix and Ale will offer its weekly S'mores and Pours special from 5:30-9 p.m. on Thursday,[/caption]

Live music and more
Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 1
Brix and Ale at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center will host its weekly Fish Frydays. The special offers beer-battered cod with a side of paprika-seasoned chips for $11 during lunch and $15 for dinner from
5-10 p.m., this Friday.

The hotel is also offering live music for the first time. Rocky Shaw will sing original songs and classics as well as play acoustic guitar Saturday from 6-9 p.m.

Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Avenue, Georgetown. 737-444-2700. 

Local art exhibit
Friday, March 31
The last day of Sigi’s Art Chinese Ink Brush & Pastel Paintings will be on display at The Williamson Museum this Friday. Sigi Field is a member of the Professional Art Group at Sun City and moved to Georgetown in 1998.

Noon-5 p.m. Free. The Williamson Museum,  716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-1670.

James Bond: The Spy Who Lived Rotary
Friday, March 31
The Rotary Club of Georgetown will host a night of mystery and fun this Friday evening. The live auction features opportunities to bid on unique items and vacations and will be followed by live music performed by the Silver Cloud!

5:30 p.m. Tables of 10 are $500 and single tickets are $75. Sun City Ballroom, 2 Texas Dr., Georgetown.

Purchase tickets here.

SUFilm screening
Friday, March 31
Southwestern University will show “Between Earth and Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier.” The film documents the impacts of climate change, especially in Alaska.

A panel discussion with David C. Weindorf, the documentary’s executive producer, and Paul Allen Hunton, the film’s director, will follow the screening. Southwestern University economist and climate activist Emily Northrop is also on the panel.

7-9 p.m. Free. Southwestern University, Olin Building, Room 105, 1001 E. University Ave.

Self-defense class
Saturday, April 1
The Georgetown Police Department is hosting a free self-defense class this weekend.

The class will be instructed by GPD’s defensive tactics cadre and all instructors are certified and have a combined 75 years of training and experience. During the hands-on class, attendees will learn striking techniques as well as ground and choke defense.

The class is open to women age 16 and older.

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Public Safety Operations and Training Center, 3500 D.B. Wood Road, Georgetown.

Register here. For more information, contact Sgt. Jamieson Allen at or Officer Shane Rogers at

Learn to Fish Day
Saturday, April 1
Williamson County is hosting Learn to Fish Day this weekend. Local experts will teach children fishing tips and techniques.

Angler hopefuls will be guided through learning stations that emphasize the use of basic tackle, appropriate bait selection, knot tying, boat casting, conservation ethics, and general outdoor/water safety.

8 a.m.-noon. Free. Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, Leander.  512-943-1920.



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