Basketball games, meteor showers and art: 6 things to do in Georgetown, Jan. 3-Jan. 6

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Ready to jump start the new year? Here are some events happening in and around Georgetown this weekend.

THURSDAY

1. Georgetown Public Library presents ‘Smallfoot’
Georgetown Public Library hosts a viewing of Warner Bros. ‘Smallfoot,” the story of Migo, a yeti whose world is flipped when he discovers humans. Popcorn will be provided. 2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. https://library.georgetown.org/events-calendar/

2. Learn the techniques of paint pouring
Beth Cuevas and Kimberly Keller teach paint pouring—a technique where artists create designs by pouring paint onto a surface. Attendees can bring their own beverages and snacks will be provided. Price varies depending on canvas size. All professional supplies are included in the price. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $45-$120. Paint With Me Kimberly Keller, 2534 Shell Road, Georgetown. 512-635-7936. For more information, click here. 

3. Watch the first meteor shower of the year
The Quadrantid meteor shower will put on a show in the late hours of Jan. 3 into the early morning of Jan. 4. The peak of the shower occurs during the new moon, allowing for a darker sky and clearer visuals. Read more about the meteor shower here.

FRIDAY

4. View the works of 1950s artists Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein is known for creating over-sized sardonic paintings often cited in the American Feminist movement. 5-6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-930-2583. Fore more information, click here.

5. Kick off a healthier year with champagne, hip hop and yoga
SWAG YOGA and G-Fusion Fitness host a yoga session featuring champagne and hip hop. Tickets can be purchased online. 7-9 p.m. $20. G-Fusion Fitness, 1821 Westinghouse Road, Ste. 1180, Georgetown. 512-710-7397. For more information, click here. 

6. Cheer on the Southwestern University Pirates
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will take on Schreiner University on Friday. The women’s team will play at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s team will play at 7:30 p.m. Free. 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-1381. www.southwesternpirates.com

WORTH THE TRIP, Austin (Saturday)

Learn to grow your own vegetables
Natural Gardener, a retail organic gardening center, hosts a class on organic vegetable gardening. Attendees will learn the basic of soil prep and planting in the right season. 10-11 a.m. Free. 8648 Old Bee Cave Road, Austin. 512-288-6113. tngaustin.com

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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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