June 24, 2022


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SHERIFF’S POSSE RODEO
June 24-25
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo is coming up June 24-25 at the arena in Solana Park, 1600 County Road 305, Jarrell. Ticket prices include live music and dancing following the rodeo with One Ton Country on June 24 and JR’s Jukebox on June 25. This year’s rodeo events will include bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, bareback and saddle bronc, steer saddling and wrestling, mutton bustin’, kids’ calf scramble, and girls’ break-away roping. www.wcsprodeo.com

MARKET DAYS
June 24-26, 10 a.m.
Vintage Market Days returns to the H-E-B Indoor Event Center for its Summer Event, "Let The Good Things Grow." Interior designers, decorators, and over 100 dealers with unique vintage and antique goods will be available, along with handmade treasures, clothing and jewelry, live plants and much more. The location will be the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park.

MIDSOMMAR
June 25, 10 a.m.
Come celebrate the summer season and Swedish heritage of Williamson County on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.at Old Settlers Association in Round Rock. Midsommar is one of Sweden’s most joyous and traditional festivals. Make flower crowns and dance around the midsommar pole at this free, family event. Old Settlers Association is located at 3300 East Palm Valley Boulevard. For more information, visit www.williamsonmuseum.org or call 512-943-1670.

TAYLOR PRIDE FESTIVAL 
June 25
Taylor’s second-annual Pride Festival will be from 2-10 p.m. on June 25 at 201 North Main Street. Those attending the Taylor festival can peruse vendor booths and food trucks while listening to live music performed by over 14 bands. The schedule also includes a burlesque show, comedy show and two different drag shows, as well as a glow stick dance party that is open to attendees of all ages. Last year, roughly 2,000 people attended, and organizers expect an even bigger turn out this year. The event is free and open to the public. 

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
July 4
The 39th annual Sertoma Club Family July 4 Celebration, which includes a city sponsored fireworks display, takes place 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Monday, July 4, in San Gabriel Park. The festival will feature live music from noon-10:30 p.m., as well as a petting zoo, games and rides geared toward children. Craft, food and beverage vendors will also be on site. The celebration is free and open to the public, although there are fees for some individual activities. Since there is limited parking in San Gabriel Park, celebration attendees are encouraged by the city to park at Georgetown High School, 2211 North Austin Avenue. Some handicapped parking will be available on the south side of the park

Art

PORTUGAL’S WINE STROLL
Through June 30
The art exhibit will be at the Round Rock Public Library from June 1 to June 30 by Ellen Greeney. The 16 colorful photos capture the essence of the amazing scenery of Portugal's Douro Valley, famous hillside vineyards, historical sites and storied venues. The library is located at 216 East Main Street in Round Rock. It's open Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays 1 to 6 p.m.

Performances 

The Drowsy Chaperone 
Through July 3
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Performances will be on the Springer Stage. www.georgetownpalace.com

TEXAS BACH FESTIVAL
Through June 26
The Texas Bach Festival returns to Georgetown this month with its 2022 program, “Bringing It Bach Again.”  Five concerts will be held in Georgetown and two in Austin from June 20-26, with a different program each day. Locations include Wellspring United Methodist Church and Grace Episcopal Church. The Austin concerts will be held at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church. All concerts also can be viewed virtually. Full concert information, schedule and tickets are available at www.texasbachfestival.org

Agriculture

HERB GARDENING
June 25, 10 a.m.
Hands On In the Garden is a free monthly gardening program and the topic for June is “Herb Gardening.” Members of the Herb Garden team will present three mini-programs about using herbs to make tea, body scrubs, and vinegar. They will also discuss garden design and the importance of good drainage. The class will be 10-11:30 a.m. in the Demonstration Gardens at 3151 Southeast Inner Loop. Please bring a lawn chair for your comfort. 

FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS CLASS
June 26, 2 p.m.
Wildflower Rx has partnered with Lark & Owl Booksellers to offer a floral arrangement workshop. Enjoy the bounty of summer with a floral arranging class and take home a lovely bouquet to enjoy.  All supplies, including flowers and vases, will be provided along with personalized instruction by Andrea Zeddies. Details and ticket information is located  on Eventbrite with the search “Farm to Table Summer Floral Arrangement Class Tickets.”

CANNING WORKSHOP
July 1, 8:30 a.m.
Learn how to preserve all the produce from your home garden or local farmer’s market at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s canning workshop. It is vitally important that home canning is done safely and this workshop will teach you what you need to know. The cost is $35, which covers all the supplies you need. It runs from 8:30 a.m. - noon. If you have your own pressure canner, you can bring it with you for safety testing. You will leave the workshop with educational materials and two special canned creations. It will be held at Texas A&M AgriLife Williamson County, 100 Wilco Way, Room 205. Limited to the first 15 people to register through www.williamson.agrilife.org

SUMMER DAY CAMP
July 6-20
Williamson County 4-H is hosting three “Summer Fun Day Camps” from 9 a.m. to noon on three Wednesdays in July. The camps are for kids ages 8 - 18, and you do not have to be a member of 4-H to attend. The location is the County Extension Office, 100 Wilco Way, room AG205. Registration forms and payment are due to the Extension Office two weeks prior to the camp date. Cost is $60 per person for all three camps, or $25 per person per camp. You may pay by cash or check. 

HEMP FIELD DAY
July 22, 9 a.m.
Join Texas AgriLife Extension from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the second annual Fiber Hemp Field Day at the Stiles Farm Foundation Headquarters, 5700 Farm to Market 1063, Thrall. You will have the opportunity to view and discuss the merits of hemp varieties available for Central Texas. Featured speakers include Dr. Calvin Trostle, Agronomist and State Hemp Specialist, Texas A&M Extension, Dr. Russell Jessup, Industrial Hemp Breeder, Texas A&M University, Randy Rivera, Director of Ag Commodity Programs, Texas Dept of Agriculture and Lucas Evans, Founder of E3 Industries, Hemp Farmer/Processor. The fee is only $15. Register for this event at williamson.agrilife.org

Happenings

CHRIS KELLEY MEMORIAL RUN
June 25, 8:30 a.m.
The seventh Annual Chris Kelley 5K will honor the life of Sergeant Detective Chris Kelley.  Sergeant Kelley was killed in the line of duty while working for the Hutto Police Department. Runners, walkers and strollers are welcome to join us. This is a rain or shine event. www.chriskelleyfoundation.org or follow on Facebook at Chris Kelley 5K or #ck5k.

ART FAIR SHOW AND SALE 
June 25, 10 a.m.
The  Visual Arts Club of Sun City will hold a sale Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Retreat at 1220 Cattleman Drive. Original art, prints, cards, and many other art themed items created by 30 Sun City Visual Artists working in oil, acrylics, pastels, alcohol ink, watercolor, collage and mixed media will be on display for sale. This free event is open to the public.

WINDSONG FARM ARENA CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
June 26-30
Windsong Farm Arena will host the 2022 Championship Week at their facility, 2401 Southwestern Boulevard, Georgetown. Contestants will be competing in qualifying races on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday trying to finish in the Top 5 in their event in order to qualify for the Thursday Championship Round.
• Sunday, June 26 at  6 p.m. — Jr. Team Roping, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping
• Monday, June 27 at 6 p.m. — barrel racing
• Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. — barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping
• Thursday, June 30 at 6 p.m. — Championship Round featuring the top 5 from the qualifying races.
All event champions will be awarded championship buckles plus the Top 5 in all events win qualifying prizes. Full concession stand available every night. Free and open to the public. In the event of rain, activities will be moved to the Windsong Farm Indoor Arena.

FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS CLASS
June 26, 2 p.m.
Wildflower Rx has partnered with Lark & Owl Booksellers to offer a floral arrangement workshop. Enjoy the bounty of summer with a floral arranging class and take home a lovely bouquet to enjoy.  All supplies, including flowers and vases, will be provided along with personalized instruction by Andrea Zeddies. Details and ticket information is located  on Eventbrite with the search “Farm to Table Summer Floral Arrangement Class Tickets.”

SAN GABRIEL WRITERS’ LEAGUE MEETING
July 7, 6:30 p.m.
At the next virtual writer’s league meeting, Jennifer Slattery  will present “Building a Strong Increasing Platform” over Zoom. She is a multi-published author and speaker who’s spoken to women’s groups, churches, and conferences across the nation. Contact the Zoom Administrator at: sgwlzoom@gmail.com in advance for an invitation to the meeting for an invite link. Everyone is welcome. Meetings are appropriate for all levels or writers, beginner to advanced. Attend two meetings before becoming a member. For more information visit  www.sangabrielwriters.com

VACATION BIBLE CAMP
July 18-22, 9 a.m.
St. John’s United Methodist church will host a themed Vacation Bible Camp this summer. The title is Discovery on Adventure Island and it will be held here at the church from July 18 - 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is now open on our church website and there is no registration fee. Camp is open to all children ages 5 to 12 years.

VETERANS JOB FAIR
July 21
The City of Georgetown, Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and the Texas Veterans Commission will host the Veterans Job Fair and Business Expo from 3-6 p.m. on July 21. Businesses from Georgetown and the surrounding area will be onsite accepting applications and resumes. The fair will be held at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 East Morrow Street. Register by July 18 to attend as a job seeker or business/ employer. For more information, email ecodev@georgetown.org.