Georgetown brain study, high school productions and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Jan. 30-Feb. 2

Artists @816 Susie Kelly Flatau
Susie Kelly Flatau's "Baile de Esperanza" will be on display at Lamppost Coffee during the month of February. (Courtesy Susie Kelly Flaatau)

Susie Kelly Flatau's "Baile de Esperanza" will be on display at Lamppost Coffee during the month of February. (Courtesy Susie Kelly Flaatau)

Jan. 30

1. Enron Whistleblower at Lark & Owl Booksellers

Lark & Owl Booksellers in Georgetown WILL host a conversation with Sherron Watkins, Time Magazine’s 2002 Person of the Year. Watkins, a Georgetown resident, was employed for more than two decades as an executive for three large global companies that were all brought down by scandals. Now she speaks on her journey through the Enron crisis that has crystallized her focus to improve the lot of whistleblowers and would-be whistleblowers. 7 p.m. $10. Lark & Owl Booksellers, 205 W. Sixth St., Ste. 101, Georgetown. 512-966-5789.

2. ‘James and the Giant Peach’

The Georgetown High School Theater Department presents the musical “James and the Giant Peach.” 7 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.). $8 (student), $12 (adult). Georgetown High School, 2211 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-5100.

Jan. 31

3. Georgetown Brain Study project

The Georgetown Brain Study project continues with its second meeting on a potential Alzheimer’s and dementia clinical cohort study in Georgetown. The meeting will present results of an interest survey previously taken and hold an educational program lecture by faculty from The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. For more on the project, read here. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Health Foundation Community Room, 2425 Williams Drive, Ste. 101.

Feb. 1

4. ‘Baile de Esperanza’ exhibit opening

Lamppost Coffee on the Georgetown Square is hosting an exhibit opening for the selected works of local artist Susie Kelly Flatau. “Baile de Esperanza” is a collection of contemporary paintings that embrace and speak to the dance of life and spiritual energy. The paintings will be on display through the month of February. 5-7 p.m. Free. Lamppost Coffee, 809 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-913-1974.

Feb. 2

5. Mesquite Creek Super Bowl party

Mesquite Creek Outfitters will remain open later than its usual hours for a Super Bowl party. Attendees can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $1 Frito pies. 5-10 p.m. Free. Mesquite Creek Outfitters, 704 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-9253.
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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Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Williamson County Commissioners Court
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Williamson County EMS, Shantelle Dunn Brannon
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Shantelle Dunn Brannon began the job in late January.

This map provides details on the Highway 195 and Berry Creek Drive project. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
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Georgetown Market Days occur on the second Saturday of the month from March to November. (Courtesy Downtown Georgetown Association)
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Georgetown ISD rezoning 2020
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Sue Harrison Georgetown ISD Round Rock ISD
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The bistro and bar plans to open in mid-March.

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