Raise money for youth nonprofits and more to do this weekend in Georgetown: Oct. 12-14


Several events are taking place this weekend in Georgetown—here are a few residents can attend.

Thursday, Oct. 12
Georgetown Farmers Market
Purchase fresh produce grown in the community. Also available for sale are locally produced eggs, meats and breads. 3-6 p.m. Free. Fifth Street and Austin Avenue. 956-286-7775. info@farmergeorge.market

Friday, Oct. 13
Sun City Texas’ Fall Health Fair
Twice a year Sun City Texas hosts health-related businesses and professionals from the Austin area for those curious about health and health care. Attendees can learn about the latest products and services and meet other wellness-minded individuals. This year’s lectures include speakers from the Georgetown Ear, Nose and Throat Center. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Sun City Texas Social Center Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive. www.sctexas.org

Saturday, Oct. 14
Heritage Oaks Craft Fair, Bake Sale & Quilt Show
Peruse and purchase artisan crafts, baked goods and handmade quilts. Ten percent of all profits will benefit local Georgetown nonprofits. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 4611 Verde Vista. 512-868-6320. slhedrick@suddenlink.net

Sweet Eats Fruit Farm Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch
Celebrate fall at the festival, complete with pony rides, a petting zoo, a hay maze, a bounce house, face painting and an obstacle course. There is also a large pumpkin patch, hay rides, live music, local food trucks and adult beverages for sale. The festival continues on weekends until the Nov. 19 weekend. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free (age 2 and younger), $10 (adults), $12 (children). Sweet Eats, 14400 E. Hwy. 29. www.sweeteats.com

Soirée at the Sheraton
See the band Little Texas and Chet Garner of “The Daytripper” at this event, proceeds of which benefit organizations that provide youth with art education as well as basic necessities such as food and shelter. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. $150 (per ticket), $1,200 (table of eight). Georgetown Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. www.soireesheraton.com

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Carlie Porterfield
A San Marcos native and third-generation journalist, Carlie Porterfield joined Community Impact as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating from Texas State University with a journalism degree. After covering political, business and school district news in Buda and Kyle for over a year, she made the transition to the Georgetown editorial team, where she is responsible for Williamson County coverage. Before her time with Community Impact, Porterfield had bylines in the Austin American-Statesman, the San Marcos Record and Texas State's student paper, the University Star.
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