First Friday on the Square and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Feb. 6-8

Williamson Museum, Joy
The Williamson Museum will celebrate the opening of Jennifer Polnaszek’s art exhibit, “Joy,” which will run through the end of February (Courtesy The Williamson Museum)

The Williamson Museum will celebrate the opening of Jennifer Polnaszek’s art exhibit, “Joy,” which will run through the end of February (Courtesy The Williamson Museum)

Feb. 6

1. Preserve hike training class


The Williamson County Conservation Foundation is offering another “Leave No Trace for Williamson County Preserves” training for people who want to access county preserve areas. The training allows participants to hike, bird watch and enjoy Williamson County preserves. Everyone older than 12 needs their own pass; children under 12 must be accompanied by a pass-holding adult. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Williamson County Georgetown Annex, 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown. 512-943-1921. www.wilco.org/Departments/Conservation-Foundation

Feb. 7

2. Pesticide applicator training


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Williamson County hosts a private pesticide applicator training for those seeking a license. Any agriculture producer or landowner who applies restricted-use pesticides to their own property needs a private pesticide applicators license. The cost includes breakfast and materials. 8 a.m.-noon. $60. Williamson County Georgetown Annex, 100 Wilco Way, Ste. AG205, Georgetown. 512-943-3300. http://williamson.agrilife.org/program-registration/

3. First Friday on the Square

Restaurants and businesses stay open later than normal hours on the monthly First Friday event. The Williamson Museum will celebrate the opening of Jennifer Polnaszek’s art exhibit, “Joy,” which will run through the end of February. 6-9 p.m. Free. The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-1670. http://williamsonmuseum.org/

Feb. 8

4. Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run


Take part in the 25th annual Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run. The chip-timed 5K run and walk begins near the show barn of San Gabriel Park. The Kids Fun Run is for children age 10 and younger. 7:30 a.m. $15 (children), $30 (adults). San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown. 512-930-3595. http://parks.georgetown.org/

5. Caregiver training camp

AGE of Central Texas hosts a caregiver support conference designed to help first-time, unpaid family members effectively care for an older adult. Topics of discussion include medication management, what to do in the event of an older adult’s hospitalization and how to effectively provide home-based health care. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Williamson County EMS Training Center, 3189 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown. 512-451-4611. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUN-FzoutKngVZRrQU6ldw0e_2dJdQjZrcGN2aIL71ytwk9w/viewform

BONUS: Sun City event – Feb. 8

Food drive for The Caring Place

The Sun City Table Tennis Club is collecting nonperishable food to donate to The Caring Place, a nonprofit that works to provide for the basic human needs of people in the community. There will also be games of ping pong. 12:30-2 p.m. Free. Sun City Ballroom, 2 Texas Drive, Bldg. A, Georgetown. 512-948-7700. www.facebook.com/SunCityTexasCommunityAssociation/?rf=227111173972334
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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