Carnivals, author talks and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Feb. 27-March 1

Wolf Ranch Town Center carnival runs through March 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Wolf Ranch Town Center carnival runs through March 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Wolf Ranch Town Center carnival runs through March 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Correction: In the February print issue of Community Impact Newspaper's to-do list, Robert Earl Keen was mistakenly listed as playing at Mesquite Creek Outfitters. A Robert Earl King tribute band will be playing at Roots on Feb. 28.

Feb. 27 through March 1

1. Wolf Ranch Town Center carnival

Evans United carnival brings rides, games and food daily through March 1. Parking is free. Wristbands for unlimited riding are being sold for $25 per person per session. Each session is in four-hour increments. 6-10 p.m. (weekdays), 1-5 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. (Sat.). Cost varies. Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-8008. www.facebook.com/events/836060686806560

Feb. 28


2. Robert Earl Keen tribute band at Roots

Texicana, a Robert Earl Keen Tribute band, performs at Roots Bistro for a night of live music, food and drinks on the Georgetown Square. 7 p.m. Free. Roots Bistro, 118 W. Eighth St., Ste. 101, Georgetown. 512-863-7080. www.rootsonthesquare.com

3. Senior dance at Georgetown Community Center

The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Senior Adult Dance for adults age 55 and older. Advance registration is encouraged. 6-9 p.m. $5 (early), $7 (at the door). Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown. 512-930-1367. http://parks.georgetown.org/senior-adult-dance/

Feb. 29

4. Black History Month banquet


The 38th annual Black History Month Banquet includes a presentation entitled “African Americans and the Vote” by Audrey Selden with Selden Consulting. The banquet is open to the public. Call to purchase tickets. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25 (per person), $250 (table). Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-636-4576. https://georgetown.org/2020/01/31/black-history-month-events-in-february-3/

March 1

5. Author talk and book signing


Meet Stephen Harrigan, the author of “A History of Texas.” Harrigan will be at the Georgetown Public Library for a talk hosted by Lark & Owl Booksellers and a book signing. This is a ticketed event. 2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-688-5582. www.larkandowlbooksellers.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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