Beer, gardening and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Aug. 23-26

The Georgetown Public Library has been named one of 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The Georgetown Public Library has been named one of 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

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

THURSDAY


Documentary explores Georgetown history with healthcare

The Georgetown Public Library offers a viewing of the documentary “Caring for Georgetown.” Based on the book "Caring for Georgetown: The Story of Healthcare, a Hospital, and a Community," the film covers the development of healthcare in Georgetown. 2 p.m. Free. 402 W. Eighth St. 512-930-3551. https://library.georgetown.org/events/caring-for-georgetown-screening/

FRIDAY


Brix and Ale collaborates with Barrow Brewing Company

Brix and Ale Restaurant will host Barrow Brewing Company— the popular Salado Texas craft brewery—and Patrick Taylor, executive chef at Brix and Ale, for a five course pairing dinner. Barrow is Bell County's first microbrew and is known for its notable and diverse collection of beers. 6-8:30 p.m. $75 per person. Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. 737-444-2750. www.brixandalegtx.com/en/events

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY


Gardens at Verde Vista celebrate grand opening

The Gardens at Verde Vista development is hosting a Taste of Georgetown event and grand opening celebration of its final phase and new amenity center Saturday and Sunday. Attendees will be treated to local cuisine, live music and fun giveaways, as well as a chance to enter a drawing for an “Experience Georgetown” grand prize package. Gardens at Verde Vista will also make a donation to a local charity, either The Locker or Emancipet, for every attendee who visits each Taste of Georgetown attraction. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Gardens at Verde Vista, 101 Red Rose Drive. 512-746-1178. www.gardensatverdevista.com/tasteofgeorgetown

SATURDAY


Master Gardeners gives advice on how to protect gardens in Texas heat

Williamson County Master Gardeners Association hosts Drought Tolerant Garden with Master Gardener Dorothy Bentzin. Attendees will learn how they can be a successful gardener during Texas’ hot and dry months. The program will begin in the training room with a presentation followed by a tour of the Drought Tolerant Garden. 9-11 a.m. Free. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Training room, 3151 SE Inner Loop. 512-943-3300. https://txmg.org/williamson/event/august-hands-on-in-the-garden-training-drought-tolerant-plants/

SUNDAY


County Art Guild presents local work

Williamson County Art Guild presents 50 new works by local talents. “Our Creative Community” shows of the work of emerging and established local artists featuring works in oil, acrylic, photography, pastel and watercolor painting. The exhibit begins Aug. 26 and runs through Sept. 22. 1 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St. 512-694-7406. www.wcartguild.org

WORTH THE TRIP


Round Rock, Saturday

Lifesteps Council on Alcohol and Drugs is hosting the 3rd Annual Williamson County Overdose Awareness Day at Lakeview Pavilion in Old Settlers Park. The event will remember those who were lost to drugs, those who are struggling and those who are in recovery. Attendees are also welcome to bring a photo of a lost one to be put on a memorial wall. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Lakeview Pavilion, Old Settler’s Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-246-9880. www.lifestepscouncil.org


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