Author events and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Feb. 20-23

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The Georgetown Public Library is located at 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Georgetown Public Library is located at 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Updated Feb. 20 3:18 p.m.

Feb. 20

1. CANCELLED- Public stargazing night at Garey Park


In partnership with Southwestern University and the Williamson County Astronomy Club, Garey Park will be hosting a public viewing night under the stars. 7-9 p.m. $2 (resident), $3 (nonresident). Garey Park, 6450 RM 2243. 512-930-6800. https://parks.georgetown.org

Feb. 21


2. Southwestern University musicale


The Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department presents a musicale featuring student solo and ensemble works. 3 p.m. Free. Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-863-1378. www.southwestern.edu/music

Feb. 22

3. 'The Black Vote' panel


The Georgetown Library hosts panel discussion “The Black Vote” as part of its Black History Month event calendar. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-636-4576. https://arts.georgetown.org/events/the-black-vote-panel-discussion/

4. Paula Boggs Band at Roots

Americana and soulgrass band the Paula Boggs Band performs at Roots Bistro. The six-piece band traverses jazz, world and rock. 7-10 p.m. Free. Roots Bistro, 118 W. Eighth St., Ste. 101, Georgetown. 512-863-7080. www.facebook.com/rootsbistro

Feb. 23

5. Author event and writing workshop


Lark & Owl Booksellers hosts Austin author Carolyn Cohagan for an author event and writing workshop. Known for young adult novels “The Lost Children” and “Time Zero,” Cohagan also founded Girls With Pens, a creative writing organization in Austin dedicated to fostering the individual voices and offbeat imaginations of kids ages 8-16. The workshop is for girls ages 11-15. 3 p.m. Free. Lark & Owl Booksellers, 205 W. Sixth St., Georgetown. 512-688-5582. www.larkandowlbooksellers.com


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