Memorial Day weekend events: 6 things to do in Georgetown, May 23-27

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ALL WEEKEND

1. Georgetown Festival of the Arts
Get a taste of arts and culture at the annual event. The festival offers a weekend filled with nationally recognized musicians, scholars, concerts, presentations and a film showing. Events continue through June 2. Times and locations vary. $5-$135. 512-639-0433. www.gtownfestival.org

THURSDAY

2. Baking Therapy
Learn how to identify your anxiety and practice grounding techniques while baking. The experimental workshop will teach participants an English muffin recipe. 6:30-8 p.m. $35. Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen, 1911 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 941-284-4266. www.facebook.com/events/3311064055586264

SATURDAY

3. Heroes Night Out Military Appreciation BBQ
The annual event provides an opportunity for active-duty military, veterans, first responders and their families to gather and enjoy food, live music and a car show, among other activities. There will also be veterans service organizations and business vendors at the barbecue. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 850 CR 225, Georgetown. 512-986-7660. http://heroesnightout.org

SUNDAY

4. Annual student art exhibition
Enjoy the works of Southwestern University’s studio art and history students. The exhibit will showcase the work through Sept. 8. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Sarofim School of Fine Arts, 1201 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-1378. www.facebook.com/events/294158371299171/?event_time_id=294158471299161

5. Pre-Memorial Day evening concert
The 36th Infantry Division Band from Camp Mabry in Austin performs a variety of big-band sounds and patriotic “flag-waving” tunes. 7-8 p.m. Free. Sun City Texas Community Association, 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown. 512-948-7700. www.facebook.com/events/426485637914026

MONDAY

6. Memorial Day ceremony
The annual Memorial Day ceremony honors the men and women of the armed forces. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is the guest speaker. The program includes a presentation of the colors, singing of the national anthem and presentation of wreaths at both memorial walls. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Sun City Texas Community Association, 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown. 512-948-7700. www.sctexas.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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