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
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.


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