Charity balls, pub crawls and other fun things to do in Georgetown this November-early December

Enjoy Garey Park for free on Tuesdays through March. Attendees can enjoy a hike, playtime at the Play Ranch, pup free time at the Dog Ranch, a horseback ride or fishing in the stocked ponds. (Community Impact Staff)
Enjoy Garey Park for free on Tuesdays through March. Attendees can enjoy a hike, playtime at the Play Ranch, pup free time at the Dog Ranch, a horseback ride or fishing in the stocked ponds. (Community Impact Staff)

Enjoy Garey Park for free on Tuesdays through March. Attendees can enjoy a hike, playtime at the Play Ranch, pup free time at the Dog Ranch, a horseback ride or fishing in the stocked ponds. (Community Impact Staff)

NOVEMBER

Nov. 15

‘Twelve Angry Men’

Southwestern University presents “Twelve Angry Men.” The play tells the story of 12 jurors tasked with deciding the fate of a young man on trial for murdering his father. Nov. 15-17 and 22-24. 7:30 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.). $15-$19. Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave. 512-863-1378. www.southwestern.edu/calendar

Nov. 16


Georgetown Ball Gown Pub Crawl

The third annual Georgetown Ball Gown Pub Crawl raises money for HELP Crisis Assistance, a nonprofit that supports survivors of crime, crisis and disaster in Williamson County. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks, live music and retail discounts around the Georgetown Square. 6-10 p.m. $35. 710 S. Main St. www.facebook.com/ballgownpubcrawl

Nov. 16

Patriots Ball

The third annual Patriots Ball brings a night of dining, dancing, and honoring veterans and first responders. The event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Georgetown. 5:30-11 p.m. $100 (individual). Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. https://georgetownrotary.org

Nov. 19

CJ’s Trivia Game Night

CJ’s Sports Bar hosts trivia night every Tuesday for teams or single players. 8-10 p.m. Free. CJ’s Sports Bar, 1010 N. Austin Ave. 512-930-2200. http://melslonestarlanes.com/inside-cjs

Nov. 19

Free Tuesdays at Garey Park

Enjoy Garey Park for free on Tuesdays through March. Attendees can enjoy a hike, playtime at the Play Ranch, pup free time at the Dog Ranch, a horseback ride or fishing in the stocked ponds. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Garey Park, 6450 RM 2243. 512-930-6800. http://parks.georgetown.org/gareypark

Nov. 19

Sarofim Music Series

Southwestern University presents violinist Alina Kobialka. She has performed in international orchestras, including the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the California Symphony and Macau Youth Symphony in China. 7:30 p.m. $12-$14. Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave. 512-863-1378. www.southwestern.edu/calendar

Nov. 20

Georgetown Green Film Series presents ‘Wasted!’

The Georgetown Green Film Series brings awareness to the environmental crisis through film. The series will present “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste,” an Anthony Bourdain 2017 documentary film on combating food waste. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Southwestern University, F.W. Olin Building, 1001 E. University Ave. www.facebook.com/su.sustain

Nov. 20

The Rifters performance

Enjoy live music by The Rifters. The band plays with a mix of acoustic and electric instruments combined with soaring three-part harmonies. 7-9 p.m. $12. Sun City Texas Community Association, 2 Texas Drive. 512-948-7700. www.sctexas.org

Nov. 21

Nature hikes

Garey Park staff and volunteers host biweekly guided nature hikes on Thursday mornings. Hikes are first-come, first-served and limited to 20 people. Meeting point varies. 8:30-9:30 a.m. $5 (resident), $10 (nonresident). Garey Park, 6450 RM 2243. 512-930-6800. http://parks.georgetown.org/gareypark

Nov. 23

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter Fur Ball

The 10th annual Fur Ball raises money for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter as well as recognizes the staff, volunteers and fosters of the shelter. 6-9:30 p.m. $100 (individual). Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. 512-943-3322. http://pets.wilco.org

Nov. 30

Small Business Saturday

Shoppers are invited to support local businesses in downtown Georgetown. Attendees can participate in a shop small bingo game to qualify for gifts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 103 W. Seventh St. 512-930-3545. http://visitgeorgetown.com

DECEMBER

Dec. 2

‘Hey Dude, Nice Shoes’

The Georgetown ISD Council of PTAs hosts an anti-bullying workshop. The workshop helps navigate through the delicate and sensitive topics that one encounters growing up. 6-9 p.m. Free. Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning, 507 E. University Ave. https://gtwncouncilpta.wixsite.com

Dec. 4

Southwestern University Singers

The Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Music Department presents the Southwestern University Singers in concert under the direction of Beth Everett. The fall concert is titled “Not Just Another Song and Dance.” 12:30 p.m. Free. Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave. 512-863-1378. www.southwestern.edu/calendar

Dec. 3

Pottery painting and story time

The Georgetown Recreation Center hosts a story time and pottery painting event for children ages 2-5. Children will paint a piece of pottery that relates to the subject of the book. Pottery will be taken to be fired and will be available for pickup within one week. Registration is encouraged. 10-10:45 a.m. $10 (per child). Georgetown Parks and Recreation, 1101 N. College St. 512-930-3595. https://parks.georgetown.org

Dec. 9

Free music with Mar

The music class is for children ages newborn through preschool and is focused on the four main areas of development—cognitive, social, motor and language. 9:15-9:45 a.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. 512-930-3551. www.musicwithmar.com
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