16 things to do in Georgetown in September and October

Enjoy whitewater kayaking on the Texas Hill Country River. The event welcomes beginner and experienced paddlers. Participants will receive instruction in river safety and basic kayak handling. Gear will be provided. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. $45-$55. Georgetown Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 1101 N. College St. 512-930-3596. https://parks.georgetown.org

Enjoy whitewater kayaking on the Texas Hill Country River. The event welcomes beginner and experienced paddlers. Participants will receive instruction in river safety and basic kayak handling. Gear will be provided. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. $45-$55. Georgetown Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 1101 N. College St. 512-930-3596. https://parks.georgetown.org




Sept. 28
Georgetown Wine and Music Festival
Downtown Georgetown Association hosts its 12th annual Wine and Music Festival, where wineries, food trucks and live music fill the square. Noon-8 p.m. $25. Downtown Georgetown Association,
116 W. Eighth St., Ste. 207. 512-868-8675.
www.downtowngeorgetownassociationtx.org






Sept. 17
Sarofim Music Series
Southwestern University
Pianist Yael Weiss performs  “Yael Weiss: 32 Bright Clouds” as part of the Sarofim Music Series. Weiss has performed at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. 7:30 p.m. $12-$14. Southwestern University, Alma Thomas Theater, 1001 E. University Ave.
512-863-1378. https://southwestern.tix.com






Oct. 5
Texas Whitewater Adventure
Georgetown Recreation Center
Enjoy whitewater kayaking on the Texas Hill Country River. The event welcomes beginner and experienced paddlers. Participants will receive instruction in river safety and basic kayak handling. Gear will be provided. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. $45-$55. Georgetown Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 1101 N. College St. 512-930-3596. https://parks.georgetown.org





September
15
Sun City Bead Club sale
The Sun City Bead Club are selling handcrafted jewelry, including necklaces, earrings and pendants. 2-5 p.m. Free. Sun City Texas Community Association, 2 Texas Drive. 512-948-7701. www.sctexas.org





19
Comedian Kent Rader
Comedian Kent Rader performs at Sun City. Kent is a past winner of the Branson Comedy Festival and co-star of the Baby Boomer Comedy Show “Clean Comedy For People Born Before Seatbelts.” 7-8 p.m. $12. Sun City Texas Community Association, 2 Texas Drive. 512-948-7701. www.sctexas.org





19
Just a Taste charity event
Williamson County restaurants and caterers offer bite-sized samples to raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown. There will also be live music and a silent auction. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255. 512-868-3700. www.bgctx.org/Georgetown/Georgetownbgctx





21
The Canvas Project
The Wolf Ranch Town Center and the Georgetown Art Center come together to host The Canvas Project, a monthly event that highlights five local artists. Artists will set up their work in the Shade Plaza near Kirkland’s. 5-7 p.m. Free. Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W. University Ave. 512-930-8008. https://wolfranchtowncenter.com





21
Southwestern University Pirate football game
The Southwestern University football team takes on Louisiana College in its first home game of the season. 6 p.m. $10. Birkelbach Field, 2275 N. Austin Ave. 512-863-1384.
www.southwestern.universitytickets.com





21
2019 Yellow Ribbon Gala
The United Service Organization hosts a fundraising event to help support Fort Hood soldiers and their families. The event includes dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction. 5:30-10 p.m. $100. Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. 254-768-2770.
https://usoforthood.ticket.qtego.net





22
Cruisin’ for a Cause
Wolf Ranch Town Center hosts a car and bike show to raise money for PTSD Foundations of America. There will also be live music at the event. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free (donations accepted). Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W. University Ave. 512-930-8008. https://wolfranchtowncenter.com





26
Wilco Gives annual event
The fifth annual Wilco Gives fundraiser benefits The Salvation Army Williamson County Service Center, which provides urgently needed services to individuals and families facing the possibility of homelessness in Williamson County. All funds raised remain local. 6-8:30 p.m. Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255. $65-$10,000. 512-605-1410.
https://salvationarmyaustin.ejoinme.org





27
Justice 4 Children event
The Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center fourth annual 60-bird sporting clays event raises money for the center, which helps children affected by abuse and neglect. The event includes food, raffles and an auction, among other activities. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $10-$20,000. Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255. 512-943-3716. www.wilcocac.org





27
‘Red, White and Tuna’
The Georgetown Palace Playhouse presents “Red, White and Tuna,” the first play of its 2019-20 season. The play follows the lives of the residents of Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas. Ticket prices include ticketing fee. The play runs through Oct. 20. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $34, $32 (seniors and students). The Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave. 512-869-7469.
www.georgetownpalace.com





28
Alzheimer’s Texas Walk
The 10th annual Williamson County Walk raises money for families affected by Alzheimer’s. All money raised stays local. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. Free (donations accepted). San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St. 512-241-0420. https://alzheimerstexas.salsalabs.org/2019williamson





28
Art Center’s ‘Art Hop XII’ artist reception
The Georgetown Art Center hosts “Art Hop XII,” a statewide exhibit organized by Georgetown Art Works, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the arts in Georgetown. The exhibit runs Sept. 27-Oct. 26. 2-5:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St. 512-930-2583.
www.georgetownartcentertx.org





OCTOBER
04
Senior adventure river kayaking day trip
The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department hosts a kayaking adventure for individuals 55 and up. Gear is included. Participants must have completed a beginner kayaking class or a previous kayaking day trip with the department. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. $45 (resident), $55 (nonresident). Georgetown Parks and Recreation, 1003 N. Austin Ave. 512-930-3596.
https://parks.georgetown.org


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.


MOST RECENT

Of the confirmed cases, 412 have recovered. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County adds 6 confirmed cases of coronavirus June 2

Of the confirmed cases, 412 have recovered.

(Designed by Rachal Russell/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here is how to file a civil rights complaint in the Austin area

Citizens who feel they need to file a civil rights case against law enforcement have several avenues to make a complaint.

dolce
Dolce Music Studio in Georgetown summer camps to go virtual

The Georgetown music school is adjusting its regular camps to fit the studio’s new virtual model.

Businesses shuttering their doors due to coronavirus restrictions lowered the sales tax revenue collected by cities in May compared to May 2019. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas comptroller reports 13.2% year-over-year state sales tax revenue drop in May

Tax collection revenue fell significantly in several sectors from May 2019 to May 2020, according to the comptroller's office.

Williamson County reported 34 additional cases between May 30 and June 1. (Screenshot courtesy Williamson County)
OVER THE WEEKEND: 34 new cases of coronavirus, additional death reported in Williamson County

Currently, 10 patients are hospitalized, and four are in intensive care, per the report.

Demonstrators gathered at the Texas Capitol on May 31 to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas officials respond to demonstrations, unrest in wake of George Floyd killing

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a state of disaster in Texas on May 31, while various city officials and law enforcment responded to protests and violence over the weekend.

Demonstrators gathered in front of the Texas Capitol on Sunday, May 31, to protest police brutality. (Christopher Neely/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell speaks on George Floyd, Austin protests

“I think like everyone else, I was horrified [by Floyd’s] death," Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell said.

The shop is known for its “Instagram-worthy” milkshakes. (Courtesy The Yard Milkshake Bar)
The Yard Milkshake Bar is now open in Georgetown

The shop is known for its “Instagram-worthy” milkshakes.

A Wellspring Preparatory Academy is coming to Georgetown. (Rendering courtesy Wellspring Preparatory Academy)
Wellspring Preparatory Academy coming to Georgetown

The school plans to open in fall 2021.

Take a look at how coronavirus impacted Williamson County this week. (Chance Flowers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Take a look at how coronavirus impacted Williamson County this week

The county reported 596 total cases on May 29.

The Williamson County small-business grant program has issued more than $18.5 million as of May 29. (Ali Linan/Community Impact)
Williamson County small-business grant program issues more than $18.5 million

The program has aided more than 1,600 local businesses.