As students, teachers and school personnel return to campuses for the new school year, several Georgetown area organizations such as the Williamson County Museum, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and the Georgetown Public Library are hosting events for the community to enjoy.

Aug. 18: Head back to school

Georgetown ISD students will return to class in the middle of August. First bell for elementary school students is 7:55 a.m., 8:40 a.m. for middle school and 8:45 a.m. for high school. All GISD students will end the first semester Dec. 16 and return Jan. 4, 2023.

Aug. 24: Grab lunch with local entrepreneurs

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce will host a panel conversation with representatives from Georgetown YMCA, Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute, Kindred Oaks and Eagles Wings Home Improvement Services to discuss local business news. The Georgetown Chamber hosts its monthly lunch on the third Wednesday of every month. Topics for future discussions can be submitted at online registration. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $10-$15 (virtual), $20-$30 (in-person). 1 Chamber Way, Georgetown. 512-930-3535.

Aug. 27: Make crafts and drink cocktails

The Williamson County Museum is welcoming guests for a night of espresso cocktails and crafts. Participants will be provided with one drink, crafting supplies and light snacks. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15 (museum members), $20 (museum nonmembers). 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-1670.

Sept. 2: Hunt for ghosts

The Williamson County Museum hosts its monthly spooky ghost tour the first Friday of every month. Grab your friends and take a historic walk through the spirits, haunts and legends of downtown Georgetown. 8-9 p.m. $15-$20. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. First-come, first-serve, limit 15 people per tour. 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-943-1670. ghost-tours

Sept. 2: Golf for a cause

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will have its fourth annual golf tournament at the Cowan Creek Golf Course. All proceeds will benefit local veterans. 6:30-7:30 a.m. arrival. $95 (per player). 1433 Cool Spring Way, Georgetown. 512-948-7580.

Sept. 5: Learn skills to manage diabetes

Baylor Scott & White Clinic-Georgetown will host a boot camp to help those with diabetes learn skills such as glucose monitoring, heart-healthy dieting and exercise strategies. A physician referral is required. 1-3 p.m. Cost based on insurance coverage. 4945 Williams Drive, Georgetown. 512-509-0200.

Sept. 17: Spend time outside with your furry friend

The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department will host its fifth annual K-9 Kerplunk event at the Georgetown Recreation Center outdoor pool. To ensure safety for the dogs and their humans, event registration has a maximum capacity of 100 dogs. 10 a.m.-noon. $5 (per dog), free (for dog owners). 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-8468.

Sept. 18: Dance and sing along at the library

Percussionist Mark Shelton will perform at the Georgetown Public Library. Shelton is an active performer on the Texas Commission on the Arts’ 2021-2022 Texas Touring Roster. The concert is open to the public, but registration is required as seating is limited to 120 attendees. 2 p.m. Free. 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551.