15 things to do in Georgetown this August and September

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Aug. 13
Bunny and a Book
Sweet Lemon

Enjoy bunnies and interactive storytelling with Simple Sparrow Care Farm. Before and after story time, attendees will be able to meet the bunny of the day. The event is friendly to children of all ages. 9 a.m. Free. Sweet Lemon, 812 S. Church St.
512-677-9102. www.simplesparrow.farm

Aug. 20
Family yoga event
Garey Park

Learn how yoga can strengthen your body and improve your balance. Attendees should bring their own mat, water and towel. The event is for children age 7 and up. 9-10 a.m. $8 (resident), $12 (nonresident). Garey Park, 6450 RM 2243.
512-930-3595. http://parks.georgetown.org

Sept. 7
K-9 Kerplunk
Georgetown Recreation Center

The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department invites dogs and their owners to K-9 Kerplunk, an end-of-summer swim party just for pups at the Georgetown Recreation Center outdoor pool. Pet owners must provide proof of rabies vaccine on the day of the event. 10 a.m.-noon. $5 (per dog). Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave. 512-930-3595. http://parks.georgetown.org

August
16 Sunset Movie Series Event

Georgetown Parks and Recreation presents “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.” Free popcorn is provided, and participants should bring chairs and blankets to use. Vendors and games begin at 7:30 p.m.; film begins at sunset. The event is held at the soccer fields behind Creative Playscape. 7:30 p.m. Free. San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St. 512-930-3595.

http://parks.georgetown.org

17 Super Saturday Crafting

Enjoy a day of crafting and food with Memories Organized. The event provides workspace to put together scrapbooks and other crafts. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. $45. 1000 Dunman Drive. 512-627-7172.

www.memories-organized.com

19 and 26 Bed runner sewing class

Learn proper cutting and sewing techniques and processes in making a bed runner. This is a two-session class with the second held Aug. 26 at the same time. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $55. Poppy Quilt ‘N Sew, 3010 Williams Drive, Ste. 156. 512-863-6108.

www.poppyquiltnsew.com

21 Kenny Williams sings

Kenny Williams is an Austin-based artist who sings jazz music. He will be performing with a quartet band. 7-8:30 p.m. $10. Sun City Texas Community Association, 2 Texas Drive. 512-948-7701.

www.sctexas.org

22 Georgetown Cooks

The dinner and live music event raises money for Helping Hands of Georgetown, which works to help the underserved members of the community. The event includes a sit-down dinner by Do Yourself a Flavor catering. 5-9 p.m. $100. Central Texas Olive Ranch, 5251 FM 972. 512-713-1820. www.helpinghandsgtx.org

23 Parent’s Night Out

Drop your kids off at Little Land Georgetown and enjoy a night out. Kids will enjoy playtime and art activities. Snacks are included. Event is for children 18 months and older. 4-8 p.m. $35, $20 (each additional sibling). Little Land Play Gym, 900 N. Austin Ave., Ste. 325. 512-806-0489.

www.littlelandplaygym.com/location/georgetown

24 ’Cultivated on Dry Land’ artist reception event

Georgetown Art Center hosts an artist reception for “Cultivated on Dry Land,” an exhibit by artist Jennifer Hill. The exhibit runs through Sept. 21 and explores the visual relationships between land-based flora and marine life. 6-8 p.m. Free. Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St. 512-930-2583.

www.georgetownartcentertx.org

25 BBQ and Beer Throwdown

Greenhouse Craft Food  BBQ and beer throwdown features five BBQ courses from Brett’s Backyard Bar-B-Que, Brotherton’s Black Iron Barbecue, Liberty BBQ and Greenhouse Craft Food. Each course will feature also a local beer pairing with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Texas Community Harvest. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $76.95. Green House Craft Food, 708 S. Austin Ave. 512-688-5282.

www.greenhousecraftfood.com/georgetown

28 Sun City’s Robin Williams comedy Tribute Show

 

Robin Williams impersonator David Born has over 25 years of experience paying tribute to the late comedy icon. Material is R-rated. 7-9 p.m. $20-$30. Sun City Texas Community Association, 2 Texas Drive. 512-948-7700.

www.sctexas.org

28 Sheriff’s Office Senior Self-Defense Academy

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office hosts a self-defense training class covering situational awareness and basic defensive tactics for individuals 55 years old and up. Attendees should wear athletic dress and tennis shoes, and bring water and a towel. Preregistration is required. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Parks and Recreation, 1003 N. Austin Ave. 512- 930-3595.

http://parks.georgetown.org

30 Palace Theatre’s ‘Newsies: The Broadway Musical’

Disney’s “Newsies” tells the story of newsboy Jack Kelly and his fellow “newsies” as they rally to fight for what’s right in turn-of-the-century New York City. The production runs through Sept. 29. 7:30 p.m. $29 (student, military, seniors), $32. Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave. 512-869-7469.

www.georgetownpalace.com

September
07 Old Williamson County Jail ghost hunt tour

Take part in a ghost hunt in one of the Texas’ oldest jails. Brutality and executions took place at the Williamson County Jail for more than 100 years. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $79. 312 S. Main St.

www.hauntedrooms.com

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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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