Plan your weekend with these 7 Georgetown area events

Ring in the start of spring with these events in the Georgetown area:

‘Poppies & Progress: 1917-1923’
The exhibit examines the “war to end all wars” and its reflection in Williamson County. Visitors can experience the stories of local war heroes, suffragettes, and crusaders for justice in this exhibit that explores World War I and its aftermath in the early 1920s.

Noon-5 p.m. (Wed.-Fri.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.). Free. Williamson Museum,
716 S. Austin Ave. 512-943-1670.

Volunteer Guide 2016-17 Ride On Center for Kids hosts its 11th annual Charity Barn Dance this Saturday.[/caption]

11th annual Charity Barn Dance
Saturday, March 25
ROCK, or the Ride On Center for Kids, hosts the 11th annual event with a performance by Grammy Award-winning country music artist Rick Trevino.
ROCK is a nonprofit organization providing equine-assisted therapy for veterans, children and adults with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities.
All proceeds from the event support the mission of “healing thru horses” by improving independence and life skills in partnership with the

5 p.m. (doors open), 6:15 p.m.(event begins). $200 (individuals), sponsorships available. Ride On Center for Kids, 2050 Rockride Lane.

The BIG Event
Saturday, March 25

Southwestern University students, faculty, staff and alumni partake in the annual day of service and spend the day volunteering with local nonprofits and community partners. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Various locations.

Awesome Blossom FunRun 5K
Saturday, March 25
The inaugural fun run through the blooming peach orchard includes peach cobbler for runners to enjoy at the end of the race. Activities also include a petting zoo, hay maze and obstacle course.

9:30-11:30 a.m. $32. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, 14400 E. Hwy 29. 512-766-3276.

Full Circle: Women Inspiring Women
Saturday, March 25 
The afternoon session features a panel discussion, followed by a breakout
“Conversation Circle” session and a“Social and Share” session. The evening
event features Georgetown ISD singers and songwriters. The giving arm of this
event is a “Fill the Bags” donation drive to collect personal hygiene items for support of Hope Alliance who serves Williamson County survivors of family and sexual violence.

Noon-4 p.m.(afternoon activities), 6-7:30 p.m. (evening activities). Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St.


Lanes 4 Lives
Saturday, March 25

The charity bowling event benefits Samaritan Health Ministries, a project of
Leadership Cedar Park, the public is invited to celebrate and support the area resource.

5-8 p.m. $35 (individuals), $150 (team of five), sponsorships available. Mel’s Lone Star Lanes, 1010 N. Austin Ave. 512-260-7800.


Zilker Garden Festival The 60th annual Zilker Garden Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday.[/caption]

Zilker Garden Festival
March 25-26

The 60th annual festival features vendors selling plants and
garden-themed arts and crafts, custom jewelry and herbal products. The event has a flower show, children’s area, live music, food court and a craft beer garden.

10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $4 (ages 4-12), $5 (parking),
$10 (adults). Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road. 512-477-8672.