Catch these 15 Georgetown events, activities happening in July and August

Back to school bash. (Courtesy Wolf Ranch Town Center)
Back to school bash. (Courtesy Wolf Ranch Town Center)

Back to school bash. (Courtesy Wolf Ranch Town Center)

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Tunnel Boring Machine At Night by Alex Vietti. (Courtesy Georgetown Public Library)
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Golden Peace, Ayutthaya by Ellen Greeney. (Courtesy Georgetown Public Library)
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The Georgetown Palace Theatre. (Fernanda Figueroa/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Here are a few activities and events happening in Georgetown

Through Aug. 15 | Get discounts at local restaurants

Celebrate Georgetown Restaurant month with discounts at local participating restaurants throughout the city. All proceeds from this event will go toward college scholarships for high school students in the Georgetown ISD Career and Technical Education program and toward a junior leadership scholarship. A list of participating businesses can be found online. Times vary. Prices vary. 512-930-3535. https://georgetownchamber.org/restaurant-month

July 23-Aug. 22 | Catch a performance of a live play

The play "Boeing, Boeing" features a bachelor who finds himself engaged to three people and struggles to get his lies straight. The play will be indoors and seated at 100% capacity. Times vary. $24 (student with ID), $32 (senior 55+, military, student), $34. Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-869-7469. www.georgetownpalace.com


July 23-24 | Learn the best practices in child development

Educators, parents and child caretakers are invited to a live training session to learn about the best practices in child development. The sessions will be held via Zoom hosted by The Georgetown Project. 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. Free for Williamson County, Texas child care providers registered by June 1 using code WILCO, $20 (per day). 512-943-0074. https://georgetownproject.org

July 24 | Watch the Presley Project live

Enjoy the songs of Elvis Presley performed by The Presley Project, a 10-person band that brings to life the music of the famous artist. The event will take place indoors at the Doug Smith Performance Center. 7:30 p.m. $20 (students with ID), $24 (seniors, military and students), $26. Doug Smith Performance Center, 206 W. Second St., Georgetown. 512-869-7469. www.georgetownpalace.com

July 26-30 | Create your own comic book and card game

Children ages 9-14 can explore the history and lore of comic book and card games to create their very own comic book and card game. Participants will learn how to write, draw and illustrate their own stories and share them. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices vary. Georgetown Parks Administration-Community Room, 1101 N. College St., Georgetown. 512-930-3595. https://esteamlearninglabs.com

July 27 | View a live animal presentation

The Georgetown Public Library hosts Wildlife on the Move, a nonprofit organization focused on animal outreach and education with rescued animal ambassadors. Wildlife on the Move will present live animals and tales from the wild. Attendees are encouraged to bring sunblock, water and heat protection gear. Social distancing will be encouraged. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Chatauqua Park, 602 Rucker St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. https://library.georgetown.org

July 28 | Dress up for Superhero Day

Kids can dress up as superheroes and take a photo with their favorite superhero. Craft and activity stations will also be available for kids. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-8008. https://wolfranchtowncenter.com

July 28 | Learn about company culture

Attend a Lunch & Learn Development hosted by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. Attendees can learn about topics of interest to help their businesses. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 (member, virtual), $10 (guest, virtual), $15 (member preregistration, in-person), $25 (guest, in-person). Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber Way, Georgetown. 512-930-3535. https://georgetownchamber.org

July 30 | Kick up your boots to a live band

Dance to the sounds of Second Hand Rose as they perform live at Sun City. The band is composed of some of Central Texas’ most seasoned and accomplished musicians. They play traditional and new country, rock and blues. The show will have mask requirements. 7 p.m. Prices vary. Sun City, 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown. 512-948-7700. www.sctexas.org

Aug. 4 | Explore Mother Nature

Explore animals, insects and more at the Wolf Ranch Town Center Nature Day event for kids. Kids can test their planting skills at the potting station. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-8008. https://wolfranchtowncenter.com

Aug. 7 | Sample craft beer

The Georgetown Main Street Program hosts a self-paced walking event, the Blazin' Beer Crawl, at which participants can taste the craft beer of participating downtown retail stores and restaurants. Snacks are also provided, and restaurants have event specials. Food trucks will set up around the Square. 3-6 p.m. $25 (general admission), $55 (VIP admission). Must be 21 and older to buy tickets. Tickets are limited to 350 for general admission and 150 for VIP. 512-930-2027. http://mainstreet.georgetown.org/beercrawl

Aug. 13 | Get ready to go back to school

Enjoy games, crafts and giveaways as well as help local students receive the supplies they need to head back to school. After the activities enjoy a drive-in screening of “School of Rock.” 6-10 p.m. Free. Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-8008. https://wolfranchtowncenter.com

ART EXHIBITS AT THE GEORGETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Check out these library events

9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 12 - 5 p.m. (Sun.). Free. Georgetown Public Library-Cafe Gallery, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. https://library.georgetown.org

July 21-Aug. 22 | SUN CITY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: ‘THE EYES HAVE IT’ EXHIBIT

The Georgetown Public Library hosts the Sun City Photography Club exhibit. The exhibit focuses on the eyes of people, wildlife, pets and even eyes of inanimate objects. The eyes shown in the exhibit will invite viewers to consider the expressiveness, depth and humor behind the windows to the soul. The club has more than 200 members from beginners to experienced photographers all using different equipment from cell phones to digital cameras. A reception will be held for the exhibit July 23 from 4-6 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library-Second Bridge.

July 21-Aug. 22 | ALEX VIETTI CONSTRUCTION EXHIBIT

Alex Vietti’s exhibit will focus on construction sites and laborers who work among us to create the infrastructure we see every day. Vietti focuses on providing a different perspective to the world that we see in modern day society. A reception will be held for Vietti on July 25 from 2-4 p.m. at the Cafe Gallery.

July 15-31 | 13 JEWISH DRIVERS LICENSES

In collaboration with the Congregation Havurah Shalom of Sun City, “13 Jewish Drivers’ Licenses: A Tale of Nazi Destruction, Discovery and Reconciliation” tells the story of a town in Germany coming to terms with its darkest past. The licenses were discovered in 2017 when the staff of the district offices in Lichtenfels were digitizing the town’s official paper records. The licenses had been revoked by the Nazis in 1938.
By Fernanda Figueroa

Reporter, Georgetown

Fernanda joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2021 after graduating from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a second major in political science. Fernanda covers education, local government, non profits and business for the city of Georgetown. Prior to CI, Fernanda worked as a reporter for The Rider, UTRGV's weekly student newspaper and served as a media relations intern for UTRGV Athletics.



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