MLK Day Events in Georgetown on Jan. 21-24

A variety of events including a public march and program, service day events, and a race and ethnicity symposium will be held in Georgetown on Monday, Jan. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 24. The events honor, celebrate, and continue the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Day of Service on Jan. 21

The United Way of Williamson County is sponsoring a Day of Service on MLK Day from 9 a.m. to noon for youth or adults. The Day of Service includes project locations in Cedar Park, Georgetown, Leander, Liberty Hill and Round Rock. To register, go to unitedway-wc.org or call (512) 255-6799.

March and Program on Jan. 21

A march to honor the MLK Day holiday begins on Monday, Jan. 21, at noon at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St. After meeting on the north side of the Courthouse on Seventh Street, there will be a seven-block march to Macedonia Baptist Church, 206 Martin Luther King Jr. St. The annual event is sponsored by the Georgetown Fellowship of Churches.

A program beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church features guest speakers Renee Henry, pastor of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Georgetown. The march and program are sponsored by the Georgetown Fellowship of Churches and are free and open to the public. For details, contact Tyrone Adams at (512) 968-6361.

Southwestern University events, Jan. 22-24

Film screening: The Office of Diversity Education, Diversity Enrichment Committee, Student Activities and the Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice will present two screenings of “The Hate U Give,” based on the book by Angie Thomas, on Jan. 22 at 5 and 8 p.m. in the Olin Building Room 105. A discussion will follow each screening. For details, contact Terri Johnson, assistant dean for Student Multicultural Affairs, at (512) 863-1342 or email tjohnson@southwestern.edu.

“Speak Out: Voices of the Women from the Civil Rights Movement”: Office of Diversity Education and the Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice present “Speak Out: Voices of the Women from the Civil Rights Movement” on Jan. 23 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Prothro 233 and 234. Speak Out – Recognizes the unsung heroines of the Civil Rights Movement. There will be readings of famous quotes, sharing of stories and performances in honor of the women. Refreshments will be provided. For details, contact Terri Johnson at (512) 863-1342 or email tjohnson@southwestern.edu.

Symposiums: The Race and Ethnicity Studies Program at Southwestern University is hosting two symposiums, including one about the play titled “Race and Waste in an Aluminum Town: Performing Environmental Racism and Justice” on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the McCombs Campus Center Ballroom. The symposium includes a presentation about the play from Pavithra Vasudevan, an assistant professor of African & African Diaspora Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as an excerpt from the play, staged with audience participation. A second titled “We Deserve to be Children. We Deserve to Grow Up, Too,” by Southwestern Alumnus De Andre Woods-Walker is Jan. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 in the McCombs Campus Center Ballroom. The talks will be followed by discussions on race/racism and activism.

For more information about the symposiums, contact Anthropology Professor Melissa Johnson at (512) 863-1406 or email meljohn@southwestern.edu.

All the Southwestern events are free and open to the public. Southwestern University is located at Maple Street and University Avenue in Georgetown.

Youth Service Day on Jan. 21

The Georgetown Project hosts a Youth Service Day on MLK Day for high school students in grades nine to 12. The Youth Service Day starts at 9 a.m. at the Georgetown Community Center at 445 E. Morrow St. Students needing service hours will be given certificates for three hours of service.

Participation in service projects will be followed by a free pizza lunch at the community center. For details, contact the Georgetown Project at www.georgetownproject.org or call (512) 943-0074.

Free Historic Courthouse Tours

Historic Williamson County Courthouse Georgetown TX ToursDowntown Square
(512) 943-1670
williamsonmuseum.org

Enjoy an entertaining tour while learning some of the rich Williamson County and Georgetown history! The Williamson Museum provides free guided tours of the beautiful historic Williamson County Courthouse. Tours are Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Plan to arrive a few minutes early and you may want to call ahead to confirm tours as they are subject to change, (512) 943-1670.

First Fridays in Downtown

First Friday Georgetown TexasOn First Fridays of each month, merchants stay open later for evening shopping – a wonderful time to explore The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! Stroll the historic streets, visiting galleries, meeting local artists and listening to live music in local restaurants and shops. Make sure you drop in at the Williamson Museum and the Georgetown Art Center from 6 – 8 p.m.! You never know what fun awaits you on a First Friday! For more information, please go to thegeorgetownsquare.com.

Georgetown Bridal Show

Come to the Georgetown Bridal Show on February 3 from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. in the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center! Enjoy an afternoon that’s a one-stop shopping for all your wedding wishes. More than that, it offers a more intimate environment than some larger shows. You’ll get the chance to meet over 70 vendors and wedding professionals! LOTS of door prizes will be given away and an ITALIAN honeymoon give away! For tickets and more information, please visit GeorgetownBridalShow.com.

Cupid’s Chase 5K & Fun Run

The 24th annual Cupid’s Chase is Saturday, February 2, 2019! The 5K run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. sharp and will be chip timed. The Kids’ Fun Run starts at 7:30 a.m.

Whether you’re a serious runner or just like to walk, this race is open to all ages and abilities! Awards will be presented to first place male and female overall and master’s winners. Age group awards will also be presented and will go three deep.

For all the details, please visit Cupid.Georgetown.org.

 

Williamson County Gemboree

On February 16 and 17 there will be fun for the entire family with exhibits, demonstrations, games, educational displays, fluorescent minerals, custom and designer jewelry.  Hourly door prizes, and a Grand Prize Drawing! Featuring: artisans, craftsmen, collectors, dealers, exhibitors, jewelry-making tools, equipment and supplies, custom and designer jewelry.  Food and refreshments will be available. The show is at the Georgetown Community Center in beautiful San Gabriel Park.  Ticket costs and hours coming soon. For more information please visit wcgms.org/Gemboree.

Festival of the Arts

Come celebrate the music of Beethoven at venues around Georgetown. Ten days of events starting with the “Eroica” symphony and concluding with “Missa Solemnis” for orchestra and choir. To request a brochure giving all our events, locations, times, and ticket prices please e-mail info@gtownfestival.org.

2019 Red Poppy Festival

Join us for a very special Red Poppy Festival, our 20th Anniversary, April 26-28 on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! Featuring over 120 artisans from across the nation, a Parade, Car Show, Kids Zone, Weekend Long Live Entertainment and Saturday Night Concert! Friday Night Kickoff Concert! Free admission! Vendors open Friday night at 6 p.m. CONCERT HEADLINERS and more information coming soon at RedPoppyFestival.com!