16 things to do in Georgetown in September and October


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

‘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.

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

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.

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.

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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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