Plant sales, petting zoos and more: 6 things to do in Georgetown, April 4-7

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April 5-7

  1. Take part in the first film festival in Georgetown

The Georgetown Film Festival and How-To Conference debuts in Georgetown this weekend. The event includes film screenings, a pitch competition, panels and Q&A sessions. Times and locations vary. $15-$95. www.gtxfilm.org

April 5

2. Library hosts happy hour petting zoo
The Georgetown Public Library hosts an adult petting zoo for its Adultish program. Tiny Tails to You Austin Traveling Petting Zoo brings chicks, bunnies and a hedgehog. Attendees must be 18 years or older. 7 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. https://library.georgetown.org/events-calendar/

April 6

3. Barn dance benefits ROCK
Ride On Center for Kids, or ROCK, hosts its 13th annual Barn Dance benefit and silent action. The event also features country music artist Randall King. The nonprofit provides equine-assisted activities and therapy for children, adults and veterans with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. 4:30 p.m. $250. 2050 Rockride Lane, Georgetown. 512-930-7625. www.rockride.org/events

4. Teen musicians perform at library
Austin Bella Corda Guitar Ensemble performs a family-friendly benefit concert for the Young Performing Artist Program at the Georgetown Public Library. The program provides music instruction for promising, precollege guitarists. Students are from Round Rock, Austin and Cedar Park and are between 14-17 years old. 2-4 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-452-8765. www.facebook.com/ChildbloomGuitarProgram

5. Prepare for spring at annual plant sale
The Williamson County Master Gardener Association hosts its annual plant sale and vendor fair. Hundreds of native and adaptive plants and herbs will be for sale, as well as vendors with garden items and crafts. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown. 512-943-3300. https://txmg.org/williamson/special-events/

April 7

6. Meet the candidates running in the May 4 election
The Williamson County candidate forum gives candidates and constituents a chance to meet and talk about issues in a bipartisan event. Organizers said they have invited all 70 candidates to participate ahead of the May 4 election. The event is hosted by the Democratic Women of Williamson County. 4-6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. www.facebook.com/groups/wilcodemocraticwomen

WORTH THE TRIP
April 4-7 (Austin)

Hear established authors and fresh voices in poetry
The Austin International Poetry Festival brings in poets from around the world for open mics, workshops and readings. Open mics and readings are free and open to the public. Workshops are for poets who register with the festival for a $50 fee. Times and locations vary. www.aipf.org

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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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