Splash pads and back-to-school bashes: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Aug. 2-5

The Williamson Museum's First Friday art exhibit will feature u201cDevonu2019s Portrait Studiesu201d by Devon Clarkson.

The Williamson Museum's First Friday art exhibit will feature u201cDevonu2019s Portrait Studiesu201d by Devon Clarkson.

Here is a roundup of upcoming events and things to do in Georgetown this weekend.


FIT4MOM Hill Country holds Splash Pad Playdate

FIT 4MOM hosts a stroller strides workout and playdate for parents and their children at the Rancho Sienna splash pad. The workout includes power walking and jogging and intervals of strength and body toning exercises. 9:30 a.m. First class is free. Rancho Sienna by Newland Communities, 404 Via de Sienna Blvd., Georgetown.  512-572-0337. www.hillcountry.fit4mom.com


Legacy Outdoorsman hosts Smoke N’ Shoot

Legacy Outdoorsman hosts a Smoke N’ Shoot to benefit Young Life and Young Lives. The event will have a barbecue cookoff and a shotgunners for clay shooting tournament. There will also be an all-you-can-eat barbecue dinner by Lucy's Fried Chicken and craft brews from Whitestone Brewery. Tickets for dinner and brews only are also available for purchase. 10 a.m. $20. Capital City Clays, 8707 Lindell Lane, Austin. www.universe.com/events/smoke-n-shoot-tickets-austin-YN3S1Q

First Friday Art features Islam religion

First Friday Art Exhibit invites guests to learn about Islam with works from the Round Rock Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and Baitul Muqeet Mosque. 6 p.m. Free. The Williamson Museum, 716 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown.  512-943-1670. www.williamsonmuseum.org


Wolf Ranch holds Back to School Bash

Wolf Ranch hosts a dinosaur-themed back-to-school bash. Georgetown Police Department will be collecting school supplies for their Stuff the Patrol Car campaign. Wolf Ranch will match every item donated. 9 a.m. Free. 1015 W. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-8008. www.wolfranchtowncenter.com/events-news/event/back-to-school

Walk around the Wolf Ranch Farmers Market

Wolf Ranch hosts its weekly farmers market with fresh produce, meats, eggs, wine and cheese. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 1015 W. University Ave., Georgetown. 512-930-8008. www.wolfranchfarmersmarket.com/vendorsearch.html


5th Annual Austin Duck Derby Event (Saturday)

The Fifth Annual Austin Duck Derby race will begin at 11 a.m. when more than 17,000 eco-friendly rubber ducks will be launched in into Lady Bird Lake from the Ann. W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge. Attendees can also enjoy food, music and family-friendly activities on the grassy area and parking lot between the lake and the Austin American-Statesman building. Proceeds will benefit the Austin Boys and Girls Clubs Foundation, a nonprofit that provides assistance and scholarships to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge, Austin. 512-444-7199. www.austinduckderby.com


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Purple Sky Bookkeeping services Georgetown and the surrounding areas. (Courtesy Pixabay/Pexels)
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Back to school bash. (Courtesy Wolf Ranch Town Center)
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