To-Do: 10 Georgetown events to check out in March and April

The Georgetown Hot Air Balloon Festival and Victory Cup Polo Match takes place March 22-23

The Georgetown Hot Air Balloon Festival and Victory Cup Polo Match takes place March 22-23

Your local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of March and April

March 15: Star Struck Gala raises money for food pantry

Dance competitors vie for a disco ball trophy to support the Hill Country Community Ministries food pantry. $75-$600. 6-11 p.m. San Gabriel Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown. 512-259-0360.

March 16: Hip-hop yoga class features goats, mimosas

SWAG Hip Hop Yoga hosts a goat yoga class. No goat or yoga experience needed. Registration is required. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A Shot Of Texas Ranch, 201 Cobb Creek Road.

March 22-23: Take off at annual hot air balloon and polo festival

The Georgetown Hot Air Balloon Festival and Victory Cup Polo Match brings two days of food, live music, drinks, vendors, balloons and polo. $5-$1,100. Times vary. Garey Park, 6450 RM 2243, Georgetown.

March 28: Cooking workshop helps young chefs develop skill

Sanctuary Holistic Kitchen begins a four-week workshop for 6-10 year-olds, who can learn cooking skills and where their food comes from. $120. 3:15-4:45 p.m. 1015 W. University Ave. 941-284-4266.

March 29: Georgetown Art Center displays students’ work

The center display features selected artwork from Georgetown ISD AP student portfolios. The exhibit continues until April 14. Free. Times vary. Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St. 512-930-2583.

April 2: Flutist Kristen Stoner performs at Southwestern

Flutist Kristen Stoner is a professional flutist and a professor at the University of Florida. $5-$12. 7:30-9 p.m. Sarofim School of Fine Arts, 1201 E. University Ave. 512-863-1378.

April 6: Heart to Heart supports medical, dental clinic

The annual gala supports the Sacred Heart Community Clinic, which provides free medical and dental services. $100. 6 p.m.-midnight. Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. 512-589-4580.

April 7: Sun City’s spring art show presents local artistry

Sun City’s  Annual Spring Art Show features more than 130 paintings by artists from the community. The exhibit will run through May 17. A reception gala will be held April 7. Free. 1- 5 p.m. Sun City Activity Center, 2 Texas Drive. 512-948-7700.

April 10: Ceremony honors advocates of violent crime victims

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week ceremony recognizes those who work to help victims of violent crime. 10 a.m. Free. Williamson County Georgetown Annex, 100 Wilco Way Georgetown, 512-943-1111.

April 10: Library film series features French documentary

The Georgetown Public Library presents “Faces Places”, a documentary that follows a filmmaker and a photographer as they travel through French villages. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. 512-930-3551.

By Ali Linan

Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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