Happy Easter Friends and Neighbors.
In this issue: Several Easter Events, Relaxation Hour, Taste of Travel, Earth Day Celebration, Benefit Concert, Hospice Talk, and much more.
The Red Poppy Festival is almost here! We have Parade info, new shuttle info, all three days schedule, parking and oh my goodness, so much more!
Thank you for reading.
“You two do an outstanding job. I read ”cover to cover.” ~ Desi Andrews
Red Poppy Festival is Almost Here!
April 26th thru 28th
Here are a few quick links to help you navigate.
Friday night Concert by Dysfunkshun Junkshun
Saturday night Concert by Pat Green
Eggstravaganza and Other Easter Egg Hunts and Activities
April 13th and 20th – Here’s our list of Easter Egg Hunts and Activities around Georgetown.
Happy Easter Everybody, be sure to bring your basket!
A Taste of Travel New Zealand and Australia
Tuesday April 23rd – Join Us for a delightful evening of New Zealand and Australian wine tastings paired with savory appetizers from Down Under.
Jeff Adam, from Adelaide, South Australia, is the Marketing Director for Down Under Answers and he will cover best beaches in Australia, can’t miss destinations for majestic scenery, hot spots for night life in the big cities, tranquil getaways, where to go for viewing koalas and crocodiles in both New Zealand and Australia.
Jeff will happily answer any questions that you may have about travel to these exciting destinations.
Free Relaxation Hour at Purely Simple
Friday April 26th – Afraid to try alternative healing methods? Come to our open and friendly event to tour our new location and meet our friendly staff.
If you’re curious about what natural medicine has to offer, this is the event you cannot miss.
We’ll be offering exquisite wines, a variety of fine cheeses, an amazing opportunity to experience the healing power of Himalayan Healing Bowls and crystal singing bowls, and gluten free cookies made fresh from Turtle Box gifts!
Free Event, Only 20 spots so register today.
Financial Planning Seminar
Thursday April 25th – You are cordially invited to a Financial Planning Seminar. Lunch will be provided.
Topics to be covered; Social Security, Investments and Estate Planning.
No Cost or commitment!
Meet with registered representatives and investment adviser representatives, Warren “Doc” Darilek and Sean Hegarty.
“Hello Georgetown” is the best publication to come along to keep all Georgetown residents informed. It is a great way to cure our curiosity. People like to know what is happening in our town, whether it be entertainment, fun-filled events for the family, road improvements to move traffic, construction of new commercial and residential development.
“You take the guess work out of all that’s happening. Thank you for this publication and keeping us in the know.” ~Maryanne Denison
Learning at the Legacy – Understanding Hospice
Tuesday April 23 – Join us for an informative discussion on a sometimes difficult decision one may face in life; Hospice.
A representative from Baylor Scott & White Hospice will answer the following questions: What is hospice? What are the indicators that hospice is appropriate? What programs are offered while on hospice? Who pays for hospice?
Lunch will be provided.
Featured Business – Boomtown Lounge and Escapes
Boomtown Escapes is a unique departure from what is ordinary and familiar. Through exciting and challenging experiences, you will make memories and gain insight with your family, friends, and teammates.
In the Boomtown Lounge, you can enjoy a drink and $5 unlimited play for tabletop games of all types. There are weekly events to enjoy, from card and dice play to trivia nights and “pitch a puzzle” competitions!
If you’re looking for another level of fun, you can play through the escape (aka puzzle) rooms that are historically themed – The Saloon, The Schoolhouse, and The Candy Shop.
Featured Business – Georgetown Pet Services, Mike O’Gorman
In these busy times there is a need to have a reliable person to watch over our furry loved ones. I’m a college educated, bonded and insured Georgetown resident.
I was born into a family of animal lovers. We have always had animals of all types from cats and dogs to birds, fish, and rabbits. These experiences in my life enriched me and strengthened my love of animals.
I am reliable and will always be kind to and take care of your furry friends.
Earth Day Celebration – Family Nature Fest
Saturday April 20th – Come to Family Nature Fest and enjoy beautiful Garey Park in the springtime.
The Earth Day Celebration will include hiking and activities, games and crafts centered around composting/recycling/ up-cycling and nature. More kid friendly activities for fee include a petting zoo and pony rides.
You can also have lunch at one of the food trucks or shop at the plant sale. Garey Park entry fees are required, and some of the activities will include a fee.
18th Annual Benefit Choral Concert
Thursday May 9th – Faith in Action Georgetown is proud to present their
18th Annual Choral Concert; “Engage for Every Age”.
This annual event features 12 area choirs, mainly from church communities.
Admission is free and new for this year; for a $25 donation, you can honor or remember someone in your life. Luminaries will line the sidewalk as attendees leave for the evening.
Help keep seniors connected to their community through FIAG transportation and other support services!
Easter at the Central Texas Olive Ranch
Easter Sunday April 21st – Join us for our first Easter Sunrise Service led by FBG (First Baptist Georgetown) and Brunch!
6:45am: Sunrise Service Led by First Baptist Georgetown in The Olive Orchard.
8am: Continental Breakfast (for sunrise service guests only.)
9am to -10am: Flowering of The Cross, Egg Hunt, and Easter Photos (take Easter photos with live bunnies and chicks)
** For Sunrise Service and/or Brunch Guests only**
10am – 1pm: Easter Brunch inside our Tasting Room
Georgetown Kids Events and Activities Guide
We are so excited to announce our new Georgetown Kids Events and Activities Guide!
It’s filled with everything we could think of that the littles might enjoy around Georgetown.
Businesses Coming Soon
Daytripper World Headquarters – Sneak Peak
PoK-e-Jo’s Smokehouse – Update
Wolf Lakes Village – Update
Barrels & Amps – Update
Pupology – Added
Sunset Movie Series
It’s that time again, for the 2019 Sunset Movie Series in Georgetown Texas. Our city has come up with some warm weather fun for families this spring and summer with their 2019 Sunset Movie Series. Free popcorn.
So get the family together, brings some chairs and/or blankets and some snacks and drinks and come enjoy the wonderful warm weather this spring and summer!
2019 Movies; Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Mary Poppins Returns, The Incredibles 2, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Georgetown Cooks Fundraiser
Thursday August 22nd
Come out to the Beautiful Central Texas Olive Ranch for the very first Georgetown Cooks Fundraiser!
You will enjoy a Live Auction, Silent Auction, Celebrity Chefs and Live Cooking Demonstrations.
Big Hats and Bow Ties Derby Party
Saturday May 4th. Get out your Derby Hats and Bow Ties and come enjoy the fun at the Capital Farm Credit Derby Party, Big Hats & Bow Ties!
It’s at the beautiful A Shot Of Texas Ranch Wedding & Events Venue!
You’ll swoon to live music from A Shot Of Texas Ranch Band & The Texas Bach Festival’s Artisan String Quartet, enjoy a local food trucks, Mint Julep Bourbon Bar, a Derby Hat Contest, Live Horse Photo Booth, and Derby on Screen.
2019 Georgetown Wine and Music Festival
Saturday September 28th – Bring your sweetie or your friends or both and enjoy the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas, listen to local musicians, visit the unique and interesting shops around the square, peruse the vendor booths and enjoy tasting a lot of awesome Texas wine!
The 12th Annual Georgetown Wine & Music Festival is a presentation of the Downtown Georgetown Association. A Souvenir Glass and a punch card give you the opportunity to taste from each participating winery and vineyard.
Visit our Summer Camps Guide
It has information about 65+ Camps in and around Georgetown.
Including just about every kind of camp you can think of.
Restaurants That Allow Dogs on their Patio
Updated for 2019 – We’ve put together a list of Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Georgetown who have said yes to dogs on their patios!
We are adding more all the time, and please, if you know of a restaurant that allows dogs on their patio that we don’t have listed tell us in the comments.
Free Parking, ATMs and Rest Rooms in Downtown Georgetown
We’ve created a page to help you navigate when you’re downtown for the Holidays, whether you’re new to town or just visiting it’s always good to know where to park for free, where to find a Rest Room and where to get a little cash from a nearby ATM. Find Maps and Details Here
Buy Fresh and Shop Local at Georgetown Farmer’s Markets
Thanks for reading, see you around town!
Ken and Anne Partain
Image Credit: Michael Barker Photography