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Art

PAPERWORKS

The Georgetown Art Center has opened its newest exhibit called Paperworks. The show features four artists who look beyond the surface and use paper to create paper-constructed worlds. B. Shawn Cox folds and creases paper into textured geometric forms. Donna Lewis creates serene, ordered collages from common materials. Valerie Fowler tells stories with drawings, rolls of paper and a unique presentation device she calls a Crankie. Meena Matai carves webs of paper into 2-D and 3-D forms. The center is located at 816 South Main Street. Through Feb. 14. 


Theater

LIVESTREAM ANASTASIA

East View High School will premiere the musical show Anastasia to be streamed live on Jan. 28–31. The show follows Anastasia, a young orphan who believes she is the lost Romanov princess as she searches for her family. Tickets are available at www.evhstheater.com and are on sale now. Jan. 28–31.

 

SAME TIME NEXT YEAR

The Palace Theatre presents one of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year, which ran four years on Broadway. The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers. This production will be indoors in the Palace Theatre on the Springer Stage. There will be a two-seat separation between groups and empty rows every other row. Masks are required, even when sitting in your seat. Updated protocols for inside shows can be found at http://www.georgetownpalace.com/indoor-safety-protocols/ Feb 5–28.


Bulletin Board

ROWDY AXE CO

The Rowdy Axe Co. axe throwing trailer will make an appearance at Barking Armadillo Brewery, 507 River Bend. For four hour, the trailer will be available for anyone who wants to grab a beer and try their hand at axe throwing — safely. There will be a throwing competition that is open to people of all talent levels, and prizes will be awarded to the top three scorers. The event is free to attend. Jan. 31, 3 p.m.


AAUW MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Thew American Association of University Women Georgetown Branch will have their monthly membership meeting virtually on Monday, January 18. This month, the topic will be “Sew Powerful Purse Project” and the big mission behind the little purse. The discussion will be facilitated by local branch member Terry Whaley. Meetings are currently being held on a device of your choosing via Zoom. To attend, please email AAUWGeorgetown.Zoom@gmail.com to receive the link and passcode. Jan. 18


URBAN COWBOY DANCE NIGHT

Reunion Ranch will be hosting a dance night with all the music from the movie “Urban Cowboy.” There is a $10 cover which can be paid in advance or at the door. Eighteen and up only. Happy Hour drinks available from 6-8 p.m. The ranch is located at 850 County Road 255. Jan. 23, 7 p.m.


FREE DOG TRAINING SEMINAR

Trainer Sara Brueske will be holding a two-day training seminar at DePaw Dog Sports and Training Academy. The seminar will be streamed over Zoom. Ms. Brueske has been training dogs since she was 11 years old, and is currently employed by Purina Farms where she and her dogs perform publicly. Visit the DePaw website for link information. Feb. 5, 9 a.m. and Feb. 7, 6 p.m.


WATER CIRCUS

Cirque Italia will be performing at Round Rock Outlets now until Jan. 24. The pirate-themed show will include aerial performances and a Wheel of Death all under their big top. The outlets are locate at 4401 N. Interstate 35, Round Rock and the tent is near the field lot. Various showtimes are available, visit the Cirque Italia website for ticket information. Through Jan. 24. 


VIRTUAL SALON

The Williamson Museum is hosting its monthly Salon session on Zoom. Astronomer Mark Bottorff will be the featured speaker. The discussion will cover the evidence of black holes and the incandescent light around them called Quasars. The Zoom will also be streamed live on the Williamson Museum Facebook page. Email mtaylor@williamsonmuseum.com for a Zoom link invite. Jan. 13, 6:30 p.m.


SENIOR UNIVERSITY 

Senior University is a life-long learning program for those 50 and over. The Winter 2021 session will begin on Monday, Jan. 25, and continue for six weeks through Saturday, March 6. All 26 weekly classes will be online and most will also be on-demand to be viewed at your convenience. Some examples of class topics are Great Decisions 2020, Women Who Changed the World, America’s Space Program, Local and Historic Texas, 6 Art Masterpieces, and Bach. Please check the website at senioruniv.org for the course descriptions and registration instructions or email the director at Kenn@senioruniv.org for more information. Jan. 25.


VALENTINE VIGNETTES       

The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library present Valentine Vignettes, a gift to the community in exchange for the support given the Library. The Friends are offering four nights of videos featuring Valentine customs, chocolate recipes, books and music. The video link will be available at www.folgeorgetown.org each day of the program. The programs are free, but any donations will go to the Georgetown Public Library. These videos will be offered on Feb. 8, 9, 11 and 12 at 7–8 p.m.

VIRTUAL SEMINAR

Author and editor Linda Farmer Harris will present “Self-Editing Isn’t Busy Work, it's Vital to Publishing Success” at the next virtual San Gabriel Writer’s League meeting. Self-editing keeps readers coming back and telling others about your books. Redundant or excessive descriptions, typos and grammar errors are some examples. Find out the other pet peeves readers have and how to solve them. The material is appropriate for all levels of writers, beginning to advanced. Linda Farmer Harris began writing stories in junior high school and, by high school, was featured in Seventeen and Teenager's Ingénue magazines. She is a multi published, multi award-winning author and has co-founded and served in various offices in several writers' groups in various states. She currently edits fiction and nonfiction for Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. Visitors should contact the Zoom Administrator at sgwlzoom@gmail.com in advance for an invitation to the Zoom meeting. Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m.

 

GEORGETOWN BRIDAL SHOW

Brides and grooms will be able to check out many wedding professionals in the area at the 12th annual Georgetown Bridal Show. The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce will host the show Feb. 28 at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Street. Attendees can connect with more than 70 wedding professionals — all in one place and all at one time. Two bridal gown shops with models will show off the latest fashions. Attendees will be able to see the dresses up close and ask the model questions. This year, a “wedding dresses through the years” exhibit will be a fun addition to the show, which will feature wedding dresses over the last several decades. The show includes vendors such as venues, catering companies and DJs, as well as some less common industries such as mobile bars, a dance studio and a hair salon. Feb. 28.

 

GARW MONTHLY MEETING

Georgetown Area Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber Way. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. Fees: $10 to attend; $20 to include lunch. Jan. 21.