Holiday shopping, 5K runs and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown Nov. 14-17

The Georgetown Running Club hosts a no-frills 5K every month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The Georgetown Running Club hosts a no-frills 5K every month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The Georgetown Running Club hosts a no-frills 5K every month. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Thursday, Nov. 14

1. Sweets, treats and trees

The Shops at The Caring Place hosts a holiday shopping event that offers tree decorations, holiday home accessories, collectibles, wrapping paper, lights, gifts and more. The Caring Place is a nonprofit that works to provide for the basic human needs of people in the community. 6-9 p.m. Free. The Shops at The Caring Place, 2000 Railroad Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-0700. www.caringplacetx.org

Friday, Nov. 15

2. Hands-on STEM fun


Austin Community College Hands-on Science is a traveling science program that works with children to explore and learn about science. The event is for children over 5 years old. 3-5 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. library.georgetown.org

Saturday, Nov. 16

3. Low-cost pet vaccine clinic

The Georgetown Animal Shelter conducts its final low-cost vaccination clinic of the year. No appointments necessary. Vaccines range from $5-$10 each. All dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier. 8:30-11 a.m. Free. Georgetown Animal Shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive, Georgetown. 512-930-3592. pets.georgetown.org.

4. Vern’s No Frill 5K

Join the Georgetown Running Club for a no-frills 5K run in Berry Spring Park. The race raises money for Williamson County Parks & Recreation. The event is cash only. 8 a.m. Free (K-12), $1 (adults). Berry Spring Park and Preserve, 1801 CR 152, Georgetown. http://georgetownrunningclub.org/

Sunday, Nov. 17

5. U.S. Capitol Tree Day

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree stops in Georgetown on its way from New Mexico to Washington, D.C. The city is hosting a celebration with Santa Claus, children’s crafts and more. 2-5 p.m. Free. Visit Georgetown, 103 W. Seventh St., Georgetown. 800-436-8696. VisitGeorgetown.com