Throughout the fall, several nonprofit organizations in Georgetown are hosting fundraisers, including Faith in Action Georgetown, Harley’s Angels Sanctuary and Take Me Home-Advocates for Transport.

Learn more about these an other events happening around town from mid-September through mid-October.

Interior design and decorating classes

Taught by Barbra Hernandez, these four classes exploring different aspects of the trade will meet over two weekends throughout the fall. They will be tailored toward individuals interested in starting their own business or working at an interior design firm.
  • Sept. 15 and 22 (home styling), Oct. 6 and 13 (textiles), Nov. 3-10 (home staging), Dec. 1 and 8 (art of display); 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • $135 per class
  • Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St., Georgetown
Light Up the Night

Faith in Action Georgetown, a nonprofit organization that provides transportation and other support services to seniors, is hosting its 22nd annual choral concerts. Choirs from across the city will participate in the concert.
  • Sept. 21, 7 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • First Baptist Georgetown, 1333 W. University Ave., Georgetown
Community collection event

The Georgetown Public Works Department will host a drop-off event where residents can dispose of paper that needs to be shredded, tires, mattresses and electronics as part of the city’s “Love Where You Live” initiative. While there is no limit on electronics, individuals are limited to bringing three boxes or sacks of paper and four tires per car.
  • Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Free. Participants are asked to bring a toy to donate to the Georgetown’s Police Department’s Blue Santa program.
  • Georgetown Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave., Georgetown
Harley’s Angels Sanctuary 2nd annual “Barktoberfest” fundraiser

The Florence-based dog and cat sanctuary is hosting a fundraiser that includes a silent auction, white elephant, a 50/50 raffle, a baked goods and crafts sale, and other activities. The nonprofit organization has more than 70 dogs in its care, and is accepting monetary and material donations as well as volunteers.Central Texas Philharmonic concert

The Georgetown-based organization will kick off its 2023-24 concert season with a full orchestra performance of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. During the concert, paintings by Hill Country artist Benini will be displayed.
  • Sept. 24, 4-6 p.m.
  • $10 (students), $40 (general admission), $45 (premium seating)
  • Klett Performing Arts Center, 2211 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown
Introductory Tai Chi classes

The Texas branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society will begin offering a beginner’s class at St. John’s Methodist Church. The sessions will help participants feel comfortable with basic Taoist Tai Chi movements, and no experience is necessary to attend. Flat shoes and comfortable clothing are recommended.GTX Film festival

The one-day event will include screenings of 17 films from shorts to feature-length productions selected by a local panel of judges. Hosted by the Georgetown-based nonprofit, the group aims to add film to the city’s arts and culture offerings. Executive Director Beth Baker said the festival has gained regional recognition over the past several years.
  • Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • $30
  • Doug Smith Performance Center, 206 W. Second St., Georgetown
2nd annual Cause for Paws Fundraiser

This event—benefiting the nonprofit organization Take Me Home-Advocates for Transport, which pulls dogs out of high-risk shelters and brings them to places in need of adoptable pets—invites dogs and their humans to Dog House Drinkery & Dog Park. Activities include letting dogs create their own painting, arts and crafts, a wine and liquor pull, games, music, food trucks, and vendors.
  • Oct. 1, 2-5 p.m.
  • Free (admission), $8 (per dog entering the dog park area), tickets will be sold for games and activities
  • 3800 CR 175, Leander
DCX Conference | The Fight for Unity

DCX Community, a business consulting organization that aims to help individuals grow personally and professionally, is hosting a two-day leadership conference. The panels, which center around self improvement and professional development, include featured speakers such as Tim Tebow and other inspirational writers and business leaders.
  • Oct. 11-12; 7-10 p.m. (Oct. 11), 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m. (Oct. 12)
  • $81.25-$800 (depending on package)
  • Red Rocks Church Austin, 7625 N. I-35, Austin
Weir Volunteer Fire Department open house

In honor of National Fire Prevention Week, the organization will host an open house for the community to learn fire safety information. At the event, there will be CPR demonstrations, blood pressure checks, kid’s activities, photo opportunities on the fire truck and refreshments.San Gabriel’s Writers League book sale

Published authors will be selling signed copies of their books and talking with the community at the Georgetown Public Library. The event will include authors across a variety of genres with books for all ages.