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Get ready for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse 2021 Golf Tournament

 

One of the Williamson County Sheriff's Posse’s largest fundraising events of the year will return next weekend. 

 

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse 2021 Golf Tournament will take place at Mill Creek Country Club in Salado on July 24. The event is organized as a four-person scramble and will have a shotgun start at 1 p.m. 

 

Trophies will be awarded to the top players in the tournament, and there will also be door prizes for those participating.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Those interested in participating in the tournament can call Chris Mattice at 512-534-6398 or Jammie Swanks at 254-434-3858 to sign up. 

 

Mill Creek Country Club is located at 1610 Club Circle, Salado, on July 24.

— Nicholas Cicale

 

 

71ST ANNUAL TAYLOR RODEO

July 15-17, 7:30 p.m. 

Scheduled for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the Taylor Rodeo will include riding, racing, roping, steer wrestling and, of course,  mutton bustin. Concerts are also held Friday and Saturday after the rodeo, beginning at 10 p.m. The event takes place at the Wilco Event Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Taylor. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets for Thursday are $12, while Friday and Saturday tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for children ages 5-12. Tickets are available at the gate or online at www.taylorrodeo.com

 

TASTE OF ROUND ROCK

August 10, 6-8 p.m.

Hosted by the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, the Taste of Round Rock is slated for August 10 at the Round Rock Sports Center, 2400 Chisholm Trail. The community-wide event will feature 30 area restaurants showcasing their cuisine. Try different menu items, and discover new culinary creations while sharing the evening with colleagues and friends. To participate as a food or beverage provider, complete the vendor form on the Taste of Round Rock website. This will be a safe, socially distanced event with fewer restaurants than usual. Tickets are $25. www.roundrockchamber.org/taste

 

Theater

A woman holds a man's hand.

Michelle Cheney, left, as Tanya, and Keyshaan Castle, right, as Eddie, are in the Palace's Mamma Mia!, playing on the Springer Memorial Stage through August 8. Photo by Andy Sharp.

MAMA MIA

July 9-August 9

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 music 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. Mama Mia will take place on the Springer Main Stage. www.georgetownpalace.com


BOEING, BOEING

July 23-August 22

The next Palace Playhouse production will be Boeing, Boeing by Marc Camoletti. As the story unfolds, bachelor Bernard has a flat in Paris and three attractive flight attendants engaged to him — but they don’t know about each other. Bernard’s life gets bumpy when the three flight attendants are in the city simultaneously, and timid friend Robert forgets which lies to tell to whom. Catastrophe and hilarity looms. The play will be held indoors on the Playhouse Stage, off Eighth Street and Tin Barn Alley. www.georgetownpalace.com

 

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

August 20 - September 12

This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. Held on the Springer Main Stage at the Palace Theatre, 810 South Austin Avenue.

 


Art

A mixed media piece of art.

“The Colors of Midnight,” a mixed media on canvas by Diane Sandlin, is on display and for sale through July 18 at the Georgetown Public Library.

 

RICHARD LAURENT EXHIBIT 

Through July 18

The Georgetown Art Center will exhibit the work of Richard Laurent, who has traveled here all the way from Chicago. The paintings and drawings in his series are reflections of issues that are prevalent today — gender inequality, cultural biases, and specific subjects linked to social justice including human trafficking, child marriage, and honor killing. This exhibition represents Richard Laurent’s personal journey to understand cross-cultural criminal traditions. This work displays his efforts as an artist to help turn these “human wrongs” into human rights. The exhibit is viewable at the Center, 816 South Main Street. www.gorgetownartcentertx.org

 

HAVING FUN IN TEXAS

Through July 29

“Having Fun in Texas” is an exhibit of photographs at the Williamson Museum by Georgetown photographer Wes Odell. The exhibit on three walls includes pictures of kids and youths in fun and athletic activities. The museum is on the Georgetown Courthouse Square at 716 Austin Avenue.  www.williamsonmuseum.org

 

WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT

Through July 30

Healing Arts Gallery at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital will feature works by the Waterloo Watercolor Group in the main floor lobby through July. This exhibit features 28 watercolor works by 14 of the area’s top watercolor artists. The exhibit features images of traditional and modern styles, free flowing and controlled images and a wide range of subjects from animals to portraits, landscapes, nature and famous landmarks. The hospital is located at 2000 Scenic Drive.

 

LONGITUDES WITH LATITUDES EXHIBIT

Through August 22

Georgetown resident and artist Ellen Greeney is displaying a colorful photo journal of her travels in the Georgetown Public Library, 402 West Eighth Street, in the first floor cafe area. In her travels around the globe, she has crossed over many longitudes and latitudes. Her photos capture the experiences she’s had, walking on all seven continents and exploring scores of countries, nations, kingdoms, republics, provinces, pueblos, islands, principalities, a city-state and even a grand Duchy. An artist reception will be at the library on August 6 from 4-6 p.m. library.georgetown.org

 

 

Events

• Ellen Greeney “Longitudes with Latitudes” reception at the Georgetown Public Library 4 p.m.–6 p.m., August 6.

• Sculpture awards reception at the Georgetown Public Library 1 p.m. August 15.

 

Open calls

• State Fair of Texas entries deadline is July 26.

• Round Rock Arts “Upcycled” art call deadline is July 28.

• Veterans art for ArtSpark Texas due August 31.

 

Library

What’s going on in the library?

 

• Through July 18: Diane Sandlin and Sam Elkins: In Our Own Company…A Conversation in Texture, Light, Layers, and Line Exhibit, second floor bridge and hall galleries

• Through August 22: Ellen Greeney: Longitudes with Latitudes Exhibit, first floor café gallery

• Through September 17: Texas Society of Sculptors 13th Show, first and second floors

• Through July 31: Voting for the People’s Choice Award in the Texas Society of Sculptors show

June 27-August 4: 13 Jewish Drivers’ Licenses exhibit, first floor

• July 9-10: Summer Adventure with a Stuffed Animal Sleepover

July 14, 1 p.m.: Tween Summer Adventure: Safari Mystery (ages 9-12; tickets required)

• July 15, 10 a.m.: How to Use Libby! (in-person and virtual event)

• July 16, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Kittens in the Library adoption event 

• July 16, 3 p.m.: Teen Summer Adventure: Animal Shelter Crafts (ages 9-12; tickets required)

• Jul 20, 10:30 p.m.: Summer Adventure with Will Dupuy at Chautauqua Park

• July 21-August 22: Alex Vietti: Construction exhibit, second floor bridge gallery

• July 25, 2-4 p.m.: Reception for Alex Vietti

• July 21-August 22: Sun City Photography Club: The Eyes Have It, second floor hall gallery

• July 27, 10:30 a.m.: Summer Adventure with Wildlife on the Move at Chautauqua Park

• July 28, 1 p.m.: Tween Summer Adventure: Chemistry Road Show (ages 9-12; tickets required)

• July 28, 4 p.m.: Teen Summer Adventure: Chemistry Road Show (ages 12-18; tickets required)

• August 15, 1 p.m.: Awards Reception for the Texas Society of Sculptors show

• August 6, 4-6 p.m.: Reception for Ellen Greeney, café gallery

August 25-September 26: Central Texas Pastel Society: Symphony of Images exhibit, second floor Bridge and Hall galleries

• September 2-23: Susan Hoppenworth: Works and Words from a 9/11 First Responder, display cases, second floor bridge

September 10, 4-6 p.m.: Susan Hoppenworth presentation and reception, second floor Hewlett Room

• September 11, 1-3 p.m.: Sculpture Demonstration, first floor Lobby


For more information about these and other library events, visit library.georgetown.org/events-calendar or call 512-930-3551.

13 JEWISH DRIVERS LICENSES EXHIBIT

Through August 4

The library is displaying 13 Jewish drivers licenses confiscated during the Holocaust, taken from the Jewish citizens of a small town in Germany in 1938, and undiscovered until 2017.  This exhibit tells a story of discovery and reflection, and the power of reckoning and reconciliation. The free exhibit is presented by Congregation Havurah Shalom and can be found on the first floor of the library, 402 West Eighth Street, through August 4. library.georgetown.org/   

 

 

SING-ALONG

July 20, 10:30 a.m.

Library favorite Will Dupuy will hold a sing-along session for kids at Chautauqua Park, located at 602 Rucker Street. Children can sing and dance with Mr. Will.

 

 

A mixed media piece of art.

This painting, “Tunnel Boring Machine at Night” by Alex Vietti, will be on exhibit as part of Vietti’s “Construction” exhibit, which opens July 21 at the Georgetown Public Library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Music

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT

July 25, 4 p.m.

Renowned classical musicians Toby Blumenthal and Bruce Williams, performing together as Duo Amici, are performing classical chamber music at a concert at Tiemann Art Gallery in Round Rock. Tickets are available at the door for $45 per ticket and for $40 and $35 per ticket at www.eventbrite.com/e/classical-sound-concert-tickets-158445313197. Tickets limited to 50 people. Tiemann Art Gallery is located at 1706 North Mays Street, Round Rock.

 

FAITH IN ACTION MUSICAL

September 30, 7 p.m.

Local nonprofit Faith In Action is hosting a musical celebration on September 30 at the First Baptist Church of Georgetown. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and will celebrate 20 years of serving seniors in the Williamson County area. Admission is free, and the event is family friendly.

www.faithinactiongt.com

 

 


 

Happenings

SNAKE AND REPTILE DISCOVERY

July 18 and August 28, 9 a.m.

This program at Garey Park, 6450 Ranch to Market Road, provides kids aged 4-13 with a safe environment to learn about and interact with snakes, with the help of an experienced professional. Through education and experience, children will learn all about snake identification and what to do when a snake is seen. Indigenous snakes will be presented including the four venomous species found in Central Texas. Visit Garey Park’s programs at parks.georgetown.org

 

JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER TEACHER TRAINING WORKSHOP

July 22, 8:30 a.m.

Join Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for the 2021 “Junior Master Gardener Hybrid Multi-County Teacher Training Workshop.” This is a hands-on, professional development for elementary teachers wanting to teach more plant science, environmental science and/or implement school garden projects. Registration costs $75 and includes hands-on training supplies, four Texas Education Agency CPE hours, and the TEKS-based Junior Master Gardener Teacher/Leader Guide, and lunch. The event takes place at 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown. 512-943-3300.

 

FAMILY SUMMERFEST

July 24, 10 a.m.

LifeSteps and Rock Springs Hospital are hosting this free event at 700 South East Inner Loop. The idea is to promote family bonding, positive alternatives, and behavioral health resources. Tickets are available through Eventbrite at no cost. 

 

National Day of the Cowboy

July 24, 11 a.m.

Join Preservation Georgetown and The Williamson Museum at Grace Heritage Center to celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy. The event also kicks off a Preservation Georgetown raffle for a handmade king-sized quilt featuring cattle brands of early local families. Meet cowboys, listen to the western tunes of Evelyn Billington, practice your branding skills and more. Family friendly, free and open to the public, the event offers a great way to connect with the heritage of Georgetown. For more information contact preservationgeorgetown@gmail.com or visit www.preservationgeorgetown.org