Check out 17 things to do in Georgetown this October and early November

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas hosts its 20th annual buddy walk to raise money for the organization.

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas hosts its 20th annual buddy walk to raise money for the organization.

Oct. 12

Texas Teen Book Festival
The 11th annual Texas Teen Book Festival brings a day packed with young adult books, author talks and interactive workshops. This will be the first time the book festival is held in Georgetown. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave.

Oct. 20

DSACT Buddy Walk
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas hosts its 20th annual buddy walk to raise money for the organization. There will also be food, face painting, paddle boats and pony rides at the event. Noon-4 p.m. $5 (under 12), $25. Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255. 512-323-0808.

Oct. 20

Pianist Rachel Cheung
The Central Texas Philharmonic hosts pianist Rachel Cheung. Cheung is a winner of the Audience Award and was a finalist at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 4-6 p.m. $5 (student), $25. Klett Center for the Performing Arts, 2211 N. Austin Ave. 512-633-8050.

Oct. 11 through Nov. 10

‘The Buddy Holly Story’
The Georgetown Palace Theatre presents “The Buddy Holly Story.” The musical tells the story of Holly’s rise to fame, set to the tunes of some of his greatest hits. Times vary. $32 (senior, military and student), $35. Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S. Austin Ave. 512-869-7469.

Oct. 12

Alzheimer’s Nuts and Bolts Conference
The Alzheimer’s Association hosts its inaugural Nuts and Bolts Conference. Professionals and caregivers in the field will be present to offer guidance and advice. Registration required. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Georgetown Health Foundation, 2425 Williams Drive, Ste. 101. 800-272-3900.

Oct. 11

Tee Up for CASA fundraiser
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Williamson County hosts its eighth annual golf tournament. The event will raise money for the nonprofit, also known as CASA, which works with children who have been abused and neglected. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. $150 (individual), $500 (four-person team). Cowan Creek Golf Tournament, 11433 Cool Spring Way.

Oct. 12

Duck Race charity event
The American Association of University Women hosts its annual Duck Race in San Gabriel Park. AAUW looks to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy and education. 11 a.m. Free, $10 (per duck). San Gabriel Park, 1101 N. College St. 512-778-9402.

Oct. 16

‘Tea With Dames’ film screening at the library
Georgetown Public Library World Cinema features “Tea with Dames.” The program showcases diverse films from around the world. 18 years old and up. Popcorn will be provided. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. 512-930-3551.

Oct. 17

‘Blanche’ film screening
This “Blanche” film screening will benefit Ride On Center for Kids, a nonprofit that provides equine-assisted activities and therapies to children, adults and veterans. The film tells the story of a lonely Texas rancher who realizes the power of second chances. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $25. City Lights, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway. 512-930-7625.

Oct. 19

Annual Cattleman’s Ball
The Williamson Museum’s eighth annual fundraiser will benefit the museum’s educational programs. The event will include dinner, drinks, dancing, auctions and poker. 7-10 p.m. $100. Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. 512-943-1670.

Oct. 19

Gumbo Cookoff event
South Fork Fun, Food and Brew hosts its inaugural gumbo cookoff. The three categories are seafood, chicken/sausage and other. The event will also have live music, food trucks and vendors. 4-10 p.m. Free. South Fork Fun, Food and Brew, 3309 W. Hwy. 29. 512-297-8042.

Oct. 23

Pamela Hart Quintet
The Pamela Hart Quintet will perform jazz, R&B and gospel music. Hart will be accompanied by a pianist, bassist, saxophonist and drummer. 7-8:30 p.m. $12. Sun City Community Association, 2 Texas Drive.

Oct. 26

50 Fellas Foodfest
Attendees will vote for their favorite meals as teams of cooks from the community serve their best dishes. The annual event is the primary fundraiser for the Georgetown Education Foundation. 6-8:30 p.m. $50. Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255. 512-864-9668.

Nov. 07 through Nov. 9

Georgetown Christmas Shopping Spectacular event
Over 70 vendors selling clothing, home goods, garden, jewelry, fine arts and gifts will come together for this annual three-day event. There will also be food and door prizes. 9 a.m. (Thu.)-3 p.m. (sun.) Free. FBG Church, 1333 W. University Ave. 512-943-8103.

Nov. 08

Pull, Shoot and Serve fundraising event
Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties hosts its third annual Pull, Shoot and Serve fundraiser. Opportunities is a nonprofit working to provide resources for children, families and seniors. The event will also have a silent auction and a raffle. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $250. Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255. 512-763-1400.

Nov. 09

Car Show and Blue Santa
Faith Lutheran Church hosts its third annual car show and Blue Santa event to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County. The organization will accept new, unwrapped toys for Blue Santa Georgetown. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $10 (with Blue Santa gift), $20. Faith Lutheran Church, 4010 Williams Drive. 512-863-7332.

Nov. 09

1920s Fashion Show
We Are Not Broken hosts a 1920s fashion show fundraiser. Local boutiques will also be modeling their clothes. The event will include live music, food and drinks. We Are Not Broken is a nonprofit that helps women and girls affected by abuse. 6:30-11 p.m. $50. Georgetown Event Center, 1 Chamber Way. 512-289-8928.

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.


Williamson County residential home sales increased 11.6% year over year, according to an Austin Board of Realtors January housing market report. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Williamson County sees increase in year-over-year residential home sales in January

Williamson County residential home sales increased 11.6% year over year, according to an Austin Board of Realtors January housing market report.

Georgetown ISD rezoning 2020
Georgetown ISD board finalizes rezoning for 2020-21 school year

Students at Pickett, Carver and Mitchell elementary schools as well as Wagner Middle School will be affected.

Sue Harrison Georgetown ISD Round Rock ISD
Georgetown ISD names Sue Harrison as director of human resources

Harrison will start in her new role March 9.

Mango Tango Bistro and Bar Georgetown
Asian fusion restaurant coming to Georgetown Square

The bistro and bar plans to open in mid-March.

Cordovan Art School offers a summer camp. (Courtesy Cordovan Art School)
Check out 29 Georgetown summer camp options for the 2020 season

Parents searching for summer camps have a variety to choose from in the Georgetown area.

Local committee works to see Georgetown completely counted in U.S. census

Members will work to educate residents so they know what to expect and when regarding the census, which, ideally, will make them more likely to respond.

Meet the artist, more details on the new Gus's Drug mural in Georgetown

On March 2, the artist will begin drawing out the design on the wall.

The Georgetown Utility Systems control room operates 24/7. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Four new water tanks in four years: Growth leads to continued expansion of Georgetown water utilities

In the last two budget cycles, Georgetown City Council has earmarked $47.4 million in major water capital improvement projects.

Tourism strategic plan implemented to manage more Georgetown visitors

The intent of Georgetown’s plan is to take tourism to the next level.

Abed Yaghi makes a margherita pizza. (Sally Grace Holtgrieve/Community Impact Newspaper)
Yaghi's New York Pizzeria offering fresh yet affordable options since 1999

There are eight Yaghi's locations in the Austin area.

Annunciation Maternity Home provides day care while moms work or are in school. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Annunciation Maternity Home: helping women in crisis pregnancies secure promising futures in Georgetown

The home works with women ages 12-30 who are experiencing crisis pregnancies, including issues such as bouts of homelessness, excessive debt or abuse

Kelsie Cabrera opened Brave Vira Yoga in September 2018. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Georgetown's Brave Vira Yoga studio owner found passion for her practice through military experience

Brave Vira offers mostly heated and nonheated vinyasa flow-based, or continuous movement, classes.

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