Roundabout

 

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Art

ART FAIR SALE

Join the Visual Arts Club of Sun City for an opportunity to view and purchase original art, prints, cards and other items created by 30 talented Sun City artists. Artists working in oil, acrylics, pastels, alcohol ink, watercolor, Chinese brush, calligraphy and collage will be represented. The Georgetown community is invited to enjoy a fun day. The fair will take place at the Retreat, 1220 Cattleman Drive. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., June 4.


 

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

GREATER TUNA

The Palace Theatre is back with shows, and next on the agenda is the comedy Greater Tuna. The day in Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, begins —as  usual — with Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie at the microphones of Radio OKKK, broadcasting at a big 275 watts (at least when they remember to turn the transmitter on). Topping the headlines is the winning entry in the American Heritage Essay Contest, entitled “Human Rights, Why Bother?” Then Arles exits and in comes Didi Snavely of Didi’s Used Guns. She leaves and gives way to weatherman Harold Dean Lattimer: “We have this swarm of locusts that are headin’ our way from Louisiana, but we figure the dust will kill a lot of ’em, and the rest’ll probably get blown away or drown in this tropical storm that’s headin’ our way from the coast.” Of course, a day isn’t complete without the high school football report from Coach Raymond Chassie, who explains why his football team lost 48–0: “We lost mainly because we couldn’t score.” And so the day continues, as Tuna’s citizens parade across the stage in all their outrageous and irreverent glory — commenting on life, politics and what makes them (and sometimes us) tick. This production will be indoors in the Playhouse. Masks are required, even when sitting in your seat ,and groups will be distanced for all events. Through June 20.


MAMA MIA

The Palace Theatre will present Mama Mia, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years previously. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. The theater will be seated at 100 percent capacity. Masks will be required. Mama Mia will take place on the Springer Main Stage. July 9–August 8.

 



Bulletin Board

THE SALON

The next virtual meeting of the Williamson Museum’s Salon series will feature David Valdez, former photographer to President George H.W. Bush. He now heads the Georgetown Film Festival. To receive a link to watch the session, email mtaylor@williamsonmuseum.org. 6:30 p.m., May 12. 


PFLUGERVILLE SENIORS CONFERENCE 

AGE of Central Texas is partnering with the Pflugerville Community Church to host the free Pflugerville Seniors Conference with daily seminars 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. this week. The sixth annual, free community event will feature area experts discussing aging-related topics including medication management, legacy giving, navigating the aging process and more. 

On Wednesday, May 12, Dr. Mark Carlson, founder of BeWell MD, will present “Nine Steps to Successful Aging: What can we learn from the blue zones?”  

On Thursday, May 13, financial expert Darby Armont, executive vice president at Richard P. Slaughter Associates, will discuss “Legacy Planning” and how to best protect assets and pass them to heirs or charity.

The conference concludes Friday, May 14, when Natalie Alcorta, resources manager for AGE of Central Texas, presents “How to Locate and Access Community Resources” including a round-table panel of area service providers and aging experts. 

Registration for the Pflugerville Seniors Conference is free online at www.TinyURL.com/PVilleConf2021 or by calling 512-600-9275. For more information, visit www.AGEofCentralTX.org. 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Through May 14. 

 

AAUW FUND-RAISER

The annual fund-raiser for American Association of University Women Fellowships and Grants will be online this year.

The auction will include a variety of travel, art, home decor, apparel and gently used handbags filled with amazing items. The preview will begin at noon Wednesday. Bidding will go live at noon Saturday, May 15, and closes at noon Monday, May 24. Highest bidders will be notified and charged. Arrangements for pick-up, if necessary, can be made. Visit the auction site at www.charityauctionstoday.com. Proceeds are dedicated to the AAUW Fellowships and Grants Program. May 12–May 24.

 

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.

 

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.

 

DRIVE-THROUGH PET FOOD BANK  

Local residents who need help feeding their pets can get assistance Noon–4 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at Wag Heaven’s downtown Georgetown store, 205 West Sixth Street. Wag Heaven will be providing free dog and cat food on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. This low-contact event aims to help families enjoy the ownership of their pets. For more information, contact Wag Heaven Pet Supplies & Self-Serve Dog Wash at 512-887-5037 or HappyPets@WagHeaven.com. 12 p.m.–4 p.m., May 16.

 

CALLING WATER WELL OWNERS

Because private well owners are responsible for monitoring the quality of their well water, the Texas Well Owner Network is providing free training classes in Texas to help well owners learn more about how to improve and protect their water resources. The local training is free and open to the public at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown. You can also get your well water tested for nitrates, total dissolved solids and bacteria by bringing a water sample to the class. You must first pick up sample containers and collection instructions at the Extension Office prior to the class. The cost for the testing is $10, payable when the samples are turned in. Register at the Texas Well Owner Network website twon.tamu.edu or call Joel Pigg, AgriLife program specialist at 979-845-1461. 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., May 17.

 

WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is launching “Step Up & Scale Down,” a 12-week weight management program. The in-person and Zoom series will kick off Thursday, May 20, at the Williamson County Extension Office, 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown, Suite AG205. Classes will be held from 12 p.m–1 p.m. for 12 consecutive Thursdays. Cost for the 12-week program is $25, which includes course materials. The program consists of weekly lessons to help participants move toward a healthier weight and includes:

• a weekly weight check-in; 

• weekly challenge to “stay the course”; 

• healthy recipes, food demos, tips; 

• exercise resources; 

• a weight-loss planner; 

The Step Up & Scale Down program is based on USDA Dietary Guidelines, which are intended to help Americans choose a healthful eating plan. Pre-registration is available online at https://williamson.agrilife.org/ until May 18. For more information, contact Andrea Haubner, Williamson County Family and Community Health County Extension Agent at 512-943-3300 or andrea.haubner@ag.tamu.edu. 12 weeks. 12 p.m.–1 p.m., May 20. 

 

FULL CIRCLE

The next Full Circle session will be held 6 p.m.–7 p.m. May 20, at the Grace Heritage Center. Founder and Board President Cindy Weigand will moderate a panel about the upcoming 2021 GTX Film Festival & Conference. Full Circle events are free and open to the public — no RSVP required. Light refreshments will be provided. The session will include mix and mingle, with local creatives sharing updates about upcoming arts and culture events. Full Circle is funded in part by a City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board grant. 6 p.m.–7 p.m., May 20.

 

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.

 

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS

The topic of the next Courageous Conversations meeting will be “implicit bias,” which is unconscious, automatic and relies on associations formed over time. People can form bias toward groups of people based on what they see in the media and their background and experiences. Biases reflect how messages are internalized about society. To register for this discussion, visit Eventbrite and search for Courageous Conversations. 6 p.m., May 27.