Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect a change in date for the Rec on the Go event due to weather and to remove the Water Safety Day event, which the city of Georgetown decided not to hold this year.

Events happening in May

Looking for some local events to participate in? Find art shows, outdoor activities and fundraisers that interest you in our May to-do list.

Through May 28: Admire abstract art

Diane Sandlin, an abstract painter based out of a Georgetown studio, will have her mixed-media paintings on display at the Georgetown Art Center. There will be an artist reception May 6 from 4-6 p.m. and an artist talk May 7 at 2 p.m.May 5: Experience a rocket launch

Georgetown ISD’s rocketry students will launch seven rockets as part of the Rockets2023 event. This event is the capstone of SystemsGo, the hands-on rocket and aeroscience curriculum taught in GISD. Over the course of the curriculum, students researched, designed, ordered parts for and built their rockets. The event will also be livestreamed.May 6: Cruise through a classic car show

The Georgetown Texas Area Car Club 16th annual Car Show and Charity Benefit will showcase more than 225 classic vehicles. Cars will be judged in about 40 different classes with awards presented to the top three in each class. Other activities include raffles, food, vendors and music.
  • 8-9:30 a.m. (check-in), 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (judging), 3 p.m. (awards).
  • Free (spectators); $30 (entry fee, preregistration required).
  • Sun City Social Center, 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown.
  • www.gtacc.org
May 6: Travel back in time

The Williamson County Museum in partnership with the city of Round Rock will host the 17th annual Pioneer Days at Old Settlers Association. Attendees will have the opportunity to dip candles, churn butter and make corn husk dolls. Other activities include re-enactments, chuck wagon areas, historic house tours, games and live music.May 10: Learn about the state of freshwater

Jonathan Seefeldt with the Texas Living Waters Project will present on environmental history and how it affects the current and future state of freshwater in Texas. The Williamson Museum’s The Salon at Wildfire series invites community leaders to speak about art, science, history and technology.May 13: Raise Money for Meals on Wheels

Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties, the local Community Action Agency that provides Meals on Wheels services, is hosting its Sip & Shop fundraiser. This event includes a luncheon with beer and wine tastings, a fashion show, and on-site vendors.
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • $50 (individual), $350 (table of eight).
  • 305 Buena Vista Drive, Marble Falls.
  • 512-763-1400. www.owbc-tx.org
May ​​​18: Play at the park

Georgetown Parks & Recreation’s Rec on the Go! program brings activities to neighborhood parks throughout the city. This event at Old Town Park will include obstacle courses, sports, lawn games, relays, hula hoops and bubbles as well as music and giveaways.May 21: Hear music from the movies

The Central Texas Philharmonic’s Cinematic Symphony will include tunes from “Around the World in 80 Days,” “Vertigo” and “E.T.”
  • 4-6:30 p.m.
  • $10 (students), $35 (general), $40 (premium).
  • Klett Center for the Performing Arts, 2211 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown.
  • 512-766-0091. www.centraltexasphilharmonic.org