Art exhibits, music and glass etching: 6 things to do in Georgetown, May 31-June 2


Chitra 40 live musical concert 
Get immersed in a multilingual musical concert with Chitra, an Indian playback singer who has sung more than 25,000 songs. 7-10 p.m. $30-$100. Klett Center for the Performing Arts, 2211 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 480-428-9501.


Glass-etching workshop
Learn to make handcrafted glass works just in time for Father’s Day. Participants will create two glasses and have the option to choose from wine, high-ball, beer, mugs and coffee mugs. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $40. Sip ‘n’ Stain, 710 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-921-8081.

Georgetown Art Center artist reception
The art center hosts an artist reception for the exhibit “Nosotros.” Artwork in the exhibit celebrates and reflects on the land and culture of the American Southwest, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and South America. The exhibit runs from May 31-July 7. 6-8 p.m. Free. Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-930-2583.


Meditation class at Brave Vira Yoga
The workshop will lead participants through meditation and provide tools to continue personal practices. Meditation is known to release stress, build strength and develop resilience. 1-2:30 p.m. $25. Brave Vira Yoga, 112 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-820-9700.

'Burton Anes: Doll Portraits and Lovely Flowers' exhibit
Sunday is the final day the Burton Anes exhibit is on display at the Georgetown Public Library. Burton turns the portrait lens to vintage dolls and precisely arranged flowers to mimic the still life of oil paintings he has viewed in museums over the years. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 408 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551.

WORTH THE TRIP: Leander (Saturday, June 1)

Mason Days celebration
The city of Leander hosts the second annual Mason Days celebration. Attendees enjoy pioneer demonstrations such as blacksmithing, rope-making, rug-hooking, candle-making, woodworking, beekeeping and more. The event features food and activities for all ages. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Mason Homestead (next to Leander Public Library), 1101 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909.
By 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.


The front of a pediatricians office.
Georgetown Pediatrics hosts grand opening June 26

The event will include family-fun activities as well as chances to meet the pediatricians and tour the clinic.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced a special legislative session will begin July 8. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gov. Greg Abbott announces special legislative session to start July 8

Agenda items will be announced before the session begins, according to a release from the governor's office.

Williamson County courthouse
More than $2M of federal dollars to help Williamson County projects

County staff has identified a total of 10 high-priority projects countywide to be funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program.

The front of the Georgetown ISD building.
Georgetown ISD announces new principal at Carver Elementary School

Tosha Vanmetre has worked in various positions in Georgetown and Manor ISDs.

Rachael Jonrowe currently represents District 6 on Georgetown City Council. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
Georgetown City Council Member Rachael Jonrowe to resign

The District 6 representative cited multiple reasons in a June 7 video posted to Facebook.

H-E-B has two stores in Georgetown, including one off I-35. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
H-E-B celebrates 55 years in Georgetown

Georgetown's two H-E-B stores will celebrate the major milestone June 26.

Coronavirus vaccines
Half of Williamson County’s population now vaccinated

Williamson County has crossed an important threshold in the quest to reach effective herd immunity.

A medium sized black and white dog.
Two overcapacity Georgetown animal shelters are offering free adoptions through June 20

The shelters have teamed up to help with an overflow of adoptable dogs and cats.

Volunteers of Austin Vaccine Angels gathered after becoming fully vaccinated. (Courtesy Jodi Holzband)
Grassroots groups aimed at vaccine outreach look toward the future

For the past five months, grassroots volunteer groups have been working to connect thousands of Central Texans to COVID-19 vaccines.

The two intersection improvement projects cost $875,350 and took seven months to complete. (Courtesy Williamson County)
Williamson County celebrates completion of projects along Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Georgetown

Williamson County held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of two key intersection improvement projects.

Washington Prime Group Inc. owns six area shopping centers, including The Arboretum. (Courtesy The Arboretum)
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The Bloomhouse—an 1,100-square-foot home in the hills of West Austin—was built in the 1970s by University of Texas architecture students for fellow student Dalton Bloom. It was featured in the Austin Weird Homes Tour of 2020. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)
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