Veterans Day events and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Nov. 8-12

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Here is a roundup of upcoming events and things to do in Georgetown this long weekend.

ALL WEEKEND

1. Shop for handcrafted arts and crafts, gifts, and home decor
The Georgetown Christmas Shopping Spectacular will offer handcrafted arts and crafts, gifts, and home decor. As part of the Holiday Arts and Crafts Trail, the shopping spectacular is one of five markets being held in the Austin area. Other markets will be in Round Rock, Leander and Austin. Free. Thu.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. First Baptist Church, 1333 W. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-924-2327. www.facebook.com/HolidayTrail

THURSDAY

2. Movie explores global warming solutions
Southwestern University presents “Dirt Rich,” a film that presents solutions to reverse the effects of runaway global warming strategies by restabilizing atmospheric carbon levels. Following the film screening there will be a Q&A session with filmmaker Marcelina Cravat. Free. 5:30 p.m. F.W. Olin Building, Room 105, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-1591. www.southwestern.edu/live/events/11880-1

3. Grab some sweets, treats and trees
The Caring Place will host its 11th annual Sweets, Treats and Trees event. Shop for holiday decor and gifts, such as wrapping paper, cards, lights and holiday attire, among other items. There will also be live music, cookies and door prizes at the event. Free. 6-9 p.m. 2000 Railroad Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-0700. www.caringplacetx.org

SATURDAY

4. Learn with living history tour
Discover new gratitude for the sacrifices made by veterans throughout the 19th and 20th centuries in Williamson County. The International Order of the Odd Fellows Cemetery will offer a self-guided tour with living history characters honoring local veterans and their families. $10, $8 for museum members. 4-6 p.m. IOOF Cemetery, 701 Smith Creek Road, Georgetown. 512-943-1670. https://parks.georgetown.org/ioof-cemetery/

MONDAY

5. Remember the brave
Honor the men and women who serve and have served at Sun City’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony. The Georgetown High School band, orchestra and choir will be providing music beginning at 10:45 a.m. followed by a wreath-laying ceremony and a reception. For all other Veterans Day weekend events click here. Free. 11 a.m. Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza, 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown. 512-948-7731.
https://www.sctexas.org/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=HP

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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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