Senior dance at Georgetown Community Center on June 16

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Senior Adult Dance on Friday, June 16, from 6-9 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.

The event is designed for, but not limited to, adults age 55 and older. Dress is casual and light refreshments will be served.

Advanced registration is encouraged. Tickets are $7 per person June 13-16 and at the door. Register in person at the Georgetown Recreation Center, or by contacting Robert Staton, Senior Program Coordinator, at (512) 930-1367 or robert.staton@georgetown.org.

For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org/senior-adult-dance.

Daddy Daughter Dance returns to Georgetown on June 23

Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation is hosting the Fourth Annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, June 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St.

Girls age 4 and older are invited to attend with their father or another acceptable escort, such as a granddad, uncle or older brother. The theme is “Boots & Bling,” and attendees are encouraged to wear a western outfit.

In addition to dancing, this popular event features refreshments and light snacks, and each young lady will receive a bandana. To remember the special occasion, professional portrait packages will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $15 per person in advance and $20 per person at the door. Advance tickets are now on sale at parks.georgetown.org or at the Georgetown Recreation Center, Georgetown Tennis Center or Parks and Recreation Administration Building. Tickets are nonrefundable.

All proceeds benefit Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation, a nonprofit organization who supports the City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department in providing programs and facilities to promote the social, cultural and recreational well-being of all Georgetown residents.

For questions, contact Georgetown Parks and Recreation at (512) 930-3596.

City hosts Airport Master Plan workshop June 6

The City of Georgetown is currently conducting an update of the Master Plan for the Georgetown Municipal Airport and will host a public workshop June 6 to gather public input.

The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Georgetown Communications and Technology Building, 510 W. Ninth St. There will be a brief presentation at 5:45 p.m.

There also is a Planning Advisory Committee meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 6 in the same location that is open to the public to observe proceedings.

The Master Plan update will provide a blueprint for future operations and development of the Airport in our growing city.

For more information about the master plan update, visit airport.georgetown.org.

City hosts public meeting for Williams Drive draft final plan May 30

Georgetown residents, business owners and civic leaders are invited to join the Williams Drive Study project team Tuesday, May 30, for an open house meeting to review the draft final plan for the corridor.

Public participation in previous meetings, from the studying and analysis phases to the development of conceptual plans, has helped develop the draft final plan.

The meeting will be 4-7 p.m. in the Georgetown Health Foundation Community Rooms in the Lake Aire Center at 2423 Williams Drive, Ste. 101.

The focus of the Williams Drive Study is to create safe and efficient transportation options while integrating smart land use, community needs, and the future economic growth of the corridor. The Study is a partnership between the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and the City of Georgetown.

For more information about the study and to sign up for email newsletters, visit transportation.georgetown.org/williams-drive.

U.S. Rep. John Carter to speak at Memorial Day Ceremony on May 29

The annual Memorial Day ceremony in Georgetown will be held at Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza in Sun City Texas. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29. This annual service to honor the men and women of our armed forces who have given their lives in service to our country is free and open to the public.

The guest speaker is U.S. Rep. John Carter. Music will be provided by the 36th Infantry Division Band of the Texas Army National Guard.

The program begins with a presentation involving color guards from the East View and Georgetown high schools, the Georgetown Fire Department, and the Williamson County EMS. The ceremony also includes singing of the national anthem, presentation of wreaths at both Memorial Walls, and sounding of taps.

Seven-hundred folding chairs will be placed at the Memorial, or guests are invited to bring their folding chairs and sit under the trees. The Community Association will serve refreshments on the Social Center patio after the ceremony.

The event is free and open to the public. Please join us to pay tribute to our country’s fallen servicemen and women.

Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza is located at 2 Texas Drive, behind the Social Center in the Sun City neighborhood in Georgetown.

In case of rain, the event will be held in the Social Center Ballroom and seating will be limited to 600.

Georgetown Police Department hosts women’s self-defense class June 10

The Georgetown Police Department will host a free self-defense class June 10.

The class will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center, located at 3500 D.B. Wood Road, and will be instructed by GPD and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department. All instructors are certified.

During the hands-on class, attendees will learn striking techniques as well as ground and choke defense.

The class is open to women ages 16-55. Because of a limited class size, interested individuals must register at pdtraining.georgetown.org/non-tcole.

For more information, contact Officer Shane Rogers at selfdefense@georgetown.org.

UPDATE: The class has been filled. However, individuals still interested in participating in the police department’s free women’s self-defense classes are encouraged to email Officer Shane Rogers at selfdefense@georgetown.org .

 

Memorial Day facility closings and pool schedule

City of Georgetown offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. This includes the following:

  • Airport Terminal, 500 Terminal Drive
  • Animal Shelter, 110 W.L. Walden Drive
  • City Hall, 113 E. Eighth St.
  • Historic Light and Water Works Building, 406 W. Eighth St.
  • Library, 402 W. Eighth St.
  • Municipal Complex, 300-1 Industrial Ave.
  • Municipal Court, 101 E. Seventh St.
  • Parks and Recreation Administration, 1101 N. College St.
  • Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave.
  • Tennis Center, 400 Serenada Drive

The Visitors Center, located at 103 W. Seventh St., will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, May 29.

Pools open Memorial Day weekend

All outdoor pools will open for normal summer hours starting Saturday, May 27. Below are hours for City pools on Memorial Day.

Seasonal Outdoor Pools: The Village, River Ridge, and Williams Drive pools will be open 1 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 29. The Tennis Center Pool and Outdoor Play Pool at the Recreation Center will be closed on Monday, May 29.

Outdoor Play Pool at the Recreation Center will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 27.

Splash pads: The splash pads at San Jose Park, 1707 San Jose St. and Downtown, 816 S. Main St. are both open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day through Sept. 30.

For details, go to parks.georgetown.org/aquatics or call (512) 930-3596.

Solid waste and recycling

There will be normal solid waste and recycling collection for City of Georgetown customers on Monday, May 29. Carts should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on pickup day. The Collection Station at 250 W.L. Walden Drive will be open normal hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Music on the Square summer concerts start June 9

The Music on the Square summer concerts start on Friday, June 9, on the Courthouse lawn. These free concerts each Friday, with the exception of First Fridays, in June, July and August, start at 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, grab dinner-to-go from a local restaurant, and enjoy an evening of great live music.

Here’s the lineup:

  • June 9: Roland Waits & The Wayward Travelers
  • June 16: Jeremy McBee
  • June 23: Tomzap Band
  • June 30: Woundloose
  • July 14: Danny Santos
  • July 21: Strangedazs
  • July 28: Adan Davila
  • Aug. 11: Folkwine Band
  • Aug. 18: Mike Elliott, Elvis Tribute
  • Aug. 25: Mike Hamilton

Concerts are sponsored by the Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Williamson Museum.

During the Music on the Square concerts, public restrooms are available inside the Williamson County Courthouse.

Downtown Parking

Parking for Music on the Square is available at these free public parking lots:

  • 10th and Main streets (City lot)
  • Austin Avenue and Fifth Street south of Monument Café (City lot)
  • Sixth and Rock streets (County lot)
  • Sixth and Main streets (City lot)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. and Eighth streets (City lot)
  • Rock and Fourth streets (County public garage)

For more information, go to the Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau website at VisitGeorgetown.com, or download the free Explore Georgetown, Texas mobile app.

City hosts Sunset Movie Series at Fountainwood Observatory on May 19

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Southwestern University, presents “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” on Friday, May 19, at the Fountainwood Observatory, 921 Southwestern Blvd.

This is a free community event. The movie starts at sunset, about 8:15 p.m. Moviegoers are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and picnics. The observatory will remain open during the movie, and attendees are welcome to view the sky through the telescopes. Please note that alcohol is strictly prohibited at this event.

Southwestern University’s Fountainwood Observatory Public Nights are popular community events that have attracted more than 12,000 visitors since the program’s inception in 1997. A variety of telescopes will be available to explore the bright constellations laced with star clusters and nebulae wheel overhead. Physics Department faculty and talented observers from the Williamson County Astronomy Club will also be on hand.

The Observatory is located on the northeast side of campus adjacent to the Rockwell Baseball Field. Parking is available along Southwestern Boulevard.

For details, visit parks.georgetown.org/sunset-movie-series.

Upcoming Movies:

June 17

“Shark Tale” (PG)
Dive-In Movie at Williams Drive Pool

July 14

“The Jungle Book” (PG)
San Gabriel Park

Aug. 18

“Zootopia” (PG)
San Gabriel Park

Water Safety Day at the Georgetown Recreation Center on May 20

City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation will host a free Water Safety Day event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the Georgetown Recreation Center outdoor pool, 1003 N. Austin Ave.

The educational family event is designed to increase public awareness about drowning prevention and water safety as we head into the summer swim season. Attendees will learn important safety topics such as drowning prevention, water rescue skills and proper life jacket use.

Vendors include the Georgetown Fire Department, Georgetown Camp Goodwater, Georgetown Adventure Camp, Georgetown Learn to Swim, the American Red Cross, Colin’s Hope and the Lake Georgetown Corps of Engineers.

Once attendees visit all of the vendor booths, they will receive a discount on a City of Georgetown seasonal swim pass or summer swim lessons. Attendees are also welcome to stay and swim, and daily pool fees will be waived for this event. Children 6 and younger must have a guardian actively participating with them in the water at all times.

For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org or contact Georgetown Parks and Recreation Aquatics at (512) 930-3541.