Haunted jails, artists workshops and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, Oct. 18-20

Nightmare on Jail Hill is held at the Old Williamson County Jail at 312 Main St., Georgetown.

Nightmare on Jail Hill is held at the Old Williamson County Jail at 312 Main St., Georgetown.

Oct. 18



  1. Meet author Lara Prescott
    Lara Prescott, author of “The Secrets We Kept,” will be at Lark & Owl Booksellers to discuss her debut novel. The book has been translated into 28 languages and will be adapted for film. 6:30 p.m. $26.95. Lark & Owl Booksellers, 205 W. Sixth St., Ste. 101, Georgetown. 512-688-5582. www.larkandowlbooksellers.com


Oct. 18-19


2. Nightmare on Jail Hill
Walk through the rumored haunted Old Williamson County Jail, which held prisoners from 1889-1990. 7-11 p.m. $5 (children ages 8-12), $10, $20 (fast pass). Old Williamson County Jail, 312 Main St., Georgetown. 512-930-3545. https://visit.georgetown.org/nightmare-on-jail-hill-haunted-house/

Oct. 20


3. Surrealism Workshop
The Georgetown Art Center hosts a surrealism workshop. The half-day drawing activity class helps artists release their creativity by utilizing surrealist techniques to generate ideas and inspiration, with a focus on the subconscious. 1-5 p.m. $10. Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St., Georgetown. 512-930-2583. www.georgetownartcentertx.org

4. Dog and car washes for a cause
Wag Heaven, a pet supply store in Georgetown, hosts a dog and car wash event to raise money for the Playful Child Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to foster total physical and mental health in children. Noon-5 p.m. $14 (dog), $10 (vehicle). Wag Heaven, 3010 Williams Drive, Ste. 115, Georgetown. 512-924-6136. www.theplayfulchild.org

5. 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. www.ds-stride.org
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.


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