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Art

BLACK WOMEN’S EPOCH
The Georgetown Art Center, 816 South Main Street, has unveiled Black Women’s Epoch, a group art exhibition by We Here Collective that explores Black female history through a multimedia, intersectional lens. Through this exhibition, the organizers hope to emphasize the perspectives and stories of Black American women to show who they are and how they have been instrumental in shaping the country and its history. The exhibition includes work that displays the continued resistance to systematic racism and sexism. Within this exhibition, artists also work to dismantle the monolithic stereotypes placed on Black and female art through various mediums such as painting, collage, digital art, mixed media and sculpture. Through May 9.

 

Music

BEACH BOYS FUN
Put on your Hawaiian shirts, flip flops and sunglasses, and join the Palace Theatre for a night of surfing safari fun with the hits of the Beach Boys. Featuring songs that made the Beach Boys beloved, the show will take place outdoors in the Palace Theatre’s Courtyard. 7:30 p.m., May 14.

BROADWAY HITS
This is an encore performance of the sold-out show celebrating African-American musicals and characters of Broadway. The talented performers will be paying tribute to both classic and contemporary productions with musical hits from “Dreamgirls,” “Hairspray,” “Porgy and Bess” and “Hamilton,” to name a few. Co-sponsored by Shades of Talent. 7:30 p.m., May 15.

SOUNDS OF FLEETWOOD MAC
The Palace Theatre is hosting a night of music from one of the greatest bands of the 1970s and 1980s and featuring Yesenia McNett. The band will perform the hits that made Fleetwood Mac a household name. Outdoors in the Palace Courtyard. 7:30 p.m., May 16.

CORY MORROW AT REUNION RANCH
Reunion Ranch, 850 County Road 255, is hosting a live outdoor event featuring Cory Morrow, food trucks and two cash bars. Proceeds benefit Faith in Action Georgetown, a nonprofit providing free transportation and support services to seniors in need. Blankets and low-slung beach chairs welcome. No outside food or drink allowed. Masks encouraged. Space is limited. Presale only. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased at faithinactiongt.org/events. May 21.

OUTDOOR CONCERTS
The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra will perform two free outdoor concerts. The first concert is Friday, May 21, at Elizabeth Milburn Park in Cedar Park. The second concert is Saturday, May 22, at Old Settlers Park Lake Pavilion in Round Rock. Concerts are open to the whole family. May 21–22.

 

Theater

OUTDOOR MOVIE
The Palace Theatre is offering a throwback movie experience with its ongoing outdoor movie showings through the summer.
Outdoor movies are projected on a screen in the courtyard behind the Palace at 810 South Austin Avenue. Entrance is through Rock Street. Seating is provided by the theater, but patrons can bring their own chairs. Movies will begin at sundown. The next movie will be “Legally Blonde.“ As the story goes, Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen, is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school. While she is there, she figures out that there is more to her than just looks. Masks must be worn unless seated. Groups will be distanced apart. 7:30 p.m. May 1.



Bulletin Board

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT AGING
AGE of Central Texas, the City of Buda Task Force on Aging, San Antonio Area Foundation, SALSA Initiative and Senior Planet are partnering to host the “I’m Not Elderly: Changing the Conversation About Aging” virtual seminar 2 p.m.–3 p.m. May 4. Created for National Older Americans Month, the free community presentation intends to educate Central Texas communication professionals and community leaders about aging trends and the impact of reframing the aging narrative in media audiences.
“The reality is that older people have a lot to contribute to our community, but the language around aging typically creates a negative connotation around growing older,” said Jane Paccione, managing director of collective impact at the San Antonio Area Foundation.
The upcoming seminar will address misinformation about aging, inform participants of trends in Central Texas, and discuss best practices when reporting on aging and older adults.  The panel of expert presenters include the following.
Linda Burton, City of Buda Task Force on Aging.
Rob Faubion, AGE of Central Texas.
Annette Juba, AGE of Central Texas.
Jane Paccione, Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA).
Pat Whitty, Senior Planet San Antonio.
Registration is free online at
www.TinyURL.com/ImNotElderlySeminar
or by calling 512-600-9275. 2:30 p.m., May 4.

WRITERS’ LEAGUE MEETING
The next San Gabriel Writers’ League virtual meeting will feature guest speaker Patrick E. Craig. The Amazon best-selling author will present “Baking Your Own Book — Some Pointers for Indie Publishing.” Mr. Craig will talk about the best ways to publish a book. He will give hints for writing and editing as well as the technical aspects of using POD publishers. The material is appropriate for all levels of writers. Visitors should contact the Zoom administrator at sgwlzoom@gmail.com in advance for an invitation to the meeting. 6:30 p.m., May 6.

DRIVE-THROUGH RODEO
The community is invited to a special drive-through vehicle parade from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 8, featuring the Ride On Center for Kids’ herd of therapy horses and staff, who will wave from the sidelines as participants wind around the ROCK facility and through the arena. This free event is family friendly and open to the public. Details can be found online at ROCKride.org or call 512-930-7625. 10 a.m., May 8.

BOOK SIGNING
Author Wendi Threlkeld has released her new book, Stolen Whinnies, based on a true story about therapy horses who reside in Georgetown.  The book will be available for sale, along with a photo op with the actual horses in the story, from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 in the green courtyard at the Shoppes at Rivery Park, 1500 Rivery Blvd. The free event is family friendly. Books can also be purchased on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in print or ebook. To find out more visit the author’s website at fromtheranchwithlove.com.

GEORGETOWN TOASTMASTERS CLUB
The Georgetown Toastmasters Club provides a safe, non-judgmental environment for practicing public speaking and learning leadership skills. All are welcome. Meetings are the second and fourth Thursdays at 7 p.m. Meetings are currently on Zoom. Email Jackie at president-6577@toastmastersclubs.org for the link. Next meeting: 7 p.m., May 13.

FARM-TO-TABLE CLASS
Join Texas A&M Agrilife for Dinner in the Garden 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Friday, May 14, in the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, 3151 Southeast Inner Loop. They will show attendees the path food takes from the garden to the plate. The program will include cooking demonstrations, gardening tips and a hands-on grilling workshop. The cost is $30 and includes a steak dinner, cookbook and goodie bag. RSVP by Friday, May 7, at https://williamson.agrilife.org/. For more information, contact Williamson County Family and Community Health Agent Andrea Haubner at 512-943-3300. 6:30 p.m. May 14.

MARKING HISTORY TOUR
Georgetown’s historical markers will come to life in downtown Georgetown from 10 a.m. to noon May 15. Stroll around during this free event and meet the characters who helped shape the city. Maps are available on the day of the tour at the Williamson Museum, 716 South Austin Avenue. For more information, visit www.williamsonmuseum.org or call 512-943-1670. 10 a.m., May 15.

CEMETERY TOUR
Join the Williamson Museum at the International Order of the Odd Fellows Cemetery, 701 Smith Creek Road in Georgetown, for a self-guided tour with living history characters honoring local architecture and the families who helped build this city, 4 p.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Tickets are $10; $8 for Museum members. Purchase by calling 512-943-1670, stop by the museum or online. Tickets are also available at the gate the day of the tour. 4 p.m., May 22.

MEMORIAL SERVICE
American Legion Post 174 will conduct a memorial ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday,  May 27, 2021 at VFW Park (corner of Second and North College streets). The event will honor Georgetown war dead from WWI and WWII. Open to the public. 5 p.m., May 27.

SENIORS, PLAY GUITAR!
The Williamson County Guitar Society will continue its free online  guitar class for seniors this summer. This class is for beginners and will introduce music reading for the guitar. Students will learn how to play — starting with easy, well-known melodies and moving on to more advanced pieces. The beginning class will be offered free to the first seven people who contact Wilco Guitar at wilcoguitarsociety@gmail.com. Classes will be taught by Drs. Chad Ibison and Janet Grohovac. Dr. Ibison teaches at Texas Lutheran University, and Dr. Grohovac is head of the guitar Department at Concordia University.