The last two years have been quite a journey for me and this newsletter. It may have started out a little simple and raw, but it has grown and improved. And through that time we have had the pleasure of meeting so many members of the community who live and work in Georgetown. Being able to know your town that way brings life into such a blessed light. Nothing but a big small town can quite manage such a wonderful, close-knit life. The people here make it what it is. There is good reason Georgetown is the fastest growing city in the US now. We have that special something. Our town square, and it's lovely shops and shopkeepers, outshines all others. And in this two years we have enjoyed getting to know various local businesses and their owners. These are the people who make our town so wonderful, and we are so grateful to have gotten to know them.
We have that special something. Our town square, and it's lovely shops and shopkeepers, outshines all others. And in this two years we have enjoyed getting to know various local businesses and their owners. These are the people who make our town so wonderful, and we are so grateful to have gotten to know them.
We have also featured historical buildings...
Fun local places to see...
And interesting local people.
And we are covering events in Round Rock, and Cedar Park now. So we aren't just growing. We are expanding!
It has been such a joy to bring this to you each month, and we hope to keep bringing more in the years to come.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving, and thank you for helping make this newsletter successful!
Hill Country Arts & Crafts Fair Sat, November 5, 9am – 5pm Where? 2 Texas Drive, Georgetown, TexasMore than 50 exhibitors will display their handmade items and crafts, plus many exhibitors will be stationed outside in the parking lot and in front of the Craft Center! This event is only once a year, so don’t miss it! For questions, please call 512-948-7731
Southwestern University Pirates Homecoming Game: Pirates vs. Trinity Sat, November 5, 1pm – 4pm at the Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex, 2275 N. Austin Avenue, Georgetown, TX, United States Southwestern University Pirates Homecoming Game: Pirates vs. Trinity, GISD Athletic Complex, 1 p.m. For more information: (512) 863 - 1381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolf Ranch Carnival Thu, November 10, 6pm – 10pm Where? 1015 W. University Avenue, Georgetown, TX. Wolf Ranch is hosting Pride Amusement’s Traveling Carnival! This event will start November 10 and run through November 20. The hours of operation are: Monday to Friday: 4 pm – 11 pm, Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm, and Sunday: 11 am-11 pm. For more information, please call Wolf Ranch Shopping Center at 512-930-8008.
A Woodland Christmas Sat, November 12, 9am – 3pm Where? Baptist Church Georgetown, 1333 W University Ave, Georgetown, TX. A shopping celebration to benefit the First Baptist Church Children's Weekday Education Center. Free admission, door prizes and over 70 vendors! For more information, please email email@example.com.
Sarofim School of Fine Arts Presents: "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" Fri, November 11, 7:30pm – 9:30pm @ Jones Theater, 1001 East University Avenue. Sarofim School of Fine Arts’ Theatre Department is pleased to present You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. America’s favorite childhood story, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, brings Sally, Linus, Snoopy, Charlie, and the rest of the Peanuts® gang to Southwestern’s Jones Theatre for this family-friendly performance which will inspire the young and the young at heart. The doctor is in! southwestern.edu/sarofim/calendar
Lighting of the Square Fri, November 25, 5:30pm – 8:00pm Georgetown Square, 103 W. 7th Street, Georgetown, TX. Come experience the magic as we kick-off the holiday season with our annual Lighting of the Square, traditionally held at 5:30 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving! Come sing along with the Austin Carolers to your favorite holiday tunes and warm your tummy with cookies and hot chocolate! Watch as the Courthouse and the Downtown Square become a Holiday Wonderland! This is a free event. You can have your photo taken with Santa inside the courthouse from 6:30 – 8 p.m. (photo fee proceeds benefit Brown Santa Program).
Disney's The Little Mermaid Sat, November 19, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Georgetown Palace Theatre, 810 S Austin Ave. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. For tickets and more information, please go to GeorgetownPalace.com
Georgetown Turkey Trot Thu, November 24, 8:00am – 9:30am 701 South Main Street Georgetown, TX. On Thanksgiving Day, challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run on the roads and trails in Georgetown that starts and finishes in beautiful Downtown Georgetown Square. The race will feature an untimed 5 mile run/walk and 1 mile walk (both starting at 8a.m.). Fun course is ideal for the walker to the competitive runner and everything in between. For registration go to: http://georgetownrunningclub.org/
Candy buy back November 1 - 6. 110 N IH 35 Ste 110, Round Rock, TX Kaleidoscope Toys is hosting a Candy Buy Back from November 1-6, 2016. Your kids can turn excess candy into toys and treat our Troops by donating to Operation Gratitude! Receive $1 in KaleidoBucks for every pound of candy donated, up to 10 lbs. Learn more here.
Team Brock Family Fun Night November 5, 4pm - 9pm. Blackland Prairie Elementary, 2005 Via Sonoma Trail, Round Rock.Team Brock is hosting a Family Fun Night to support Brock and his fight against pediatric brain cancer.Learn more here.
Holiday Farmhouse Craft Show November 6, 9am - 2pm. 4333 Teravista Club Drive, Round Rock, Texas Shop from the most locally-loved craft makers and brand favorites in a farmhouse setting. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Williamson County Brown Santa and the first 50 shoppers will receive a free tote! Learn more here.
Rockin' Around the Holidays Bazaar November 12, 9am - 4pm at the Clay Madsen Rec Center. 1600 Gattis School Road. A variety of vendors will be present for you to start shopping for unique and handcrafted items. Admission is free but please bring a canned food item or boxes of colorful Band-Aids for the Children’s hospital. Learn more here.
6th Annual Lakeforest Turkey Trot November 24, 8am - 10am at the Lake Forest Clubhouse, 2734 Lake Forest Dr Round Rock This event is totally family and pet-friendly. So bring your parents, kids, siblings, friends, neighbors, co-workers or whoever else you think is in need of a good time! Let's burn calories before we pig out and nap the rest of the day away. Learn more here.
7th Annual Reindeer Run November 27, 4pm at Old Settlers Park, Round Rock. Be one of the first to experience Round Rock's amazing new Rock’N Lights Holiday Light Tour, while participating in a 5K family fun run to raise funds for the maintenance, improvement and expansion of the Play for All Abilities Park in Round Rock for children with cognitive or physical challenges. Learn more here.