Life in Georgetown, TX

One of the great things about living in Georgetown is the rich variety of opportunities in the community. The week  ending February and beginning March there were many reminders of what a special place Georgetown TX is.  The week began with  a Sunday afternoon concert featuring internationally renowned violinist, Elizabeth Pitcairn, playing her famous “Red Mendelssohn” Violin.  The concert co-sponsored by the Georgetown Festival of the Arts, the Georgetown Symphony Society, and the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra was a magical afternoon.  You would have appreciated the event.

Southwestern University – Enriches the Georgetown, TX Community

Have you heard of Tom Friedman? Tuesday evening my husband and I attended the Shilling Lecture Series on the Southwestern University campus. This year’s speak was Thomas Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, speaking about his new book, That Used To Be Us:  How America Fell Behind In The World It Invented And How We Can Come Back.”  The presence of Southwestern University, an outstanding liberal arts college, certainly enriches the Georgetown community.

Georgetown, TX Retirement Community Gives Back!

Thursday evening  the Georgetown ISD Mentor Program hosted Mentor Movie Night at the local City Lights Theater. Over 500 students accompanied by their mentors were treated to a special showing of The Karate Kid.  Looking around as I filed into the theater with the fourth grade student I mentor, I was struck by the number of volunteers who generously give of their time to make a difference in the lives of youth in Georgetown, TX. And, a large number of the mentors appeared to be baby-boomers — myself included. Georgetown certainly benefits from retirees and baby-boomers living here who so generously give of their time to service the community in a variety of ways. If mentoring is something you would like to be involved with, just let me know and I will be glad to connect you with the Georgtown ISD Mentor Program.

First Friday Fun for Georgetown, TX Residents of All Ages!

Friday evening my husband and I joined friends for Georgetown’s First Friday.  It was fun to see the activity downtown. Musicians played and shopkeepers welcomed guests strolling around the historic square. Theater-goers made their way to The Palace Theater for the evening’s performance of Singing’ in the Rain. Diners made their way to  favorite restaurants.  We opted for pizza at The Uptown Social atop the Tamiro Plaza, a block north of the square.  The owners of  The Uptown Social envision it as “a modern and sporty venue for drinks and food” and indeed it does offer a nice complrment to the historic square.

Put The Georgetown Swirl on Your Calendar!

And then Saturday night was “The Georgetown Swirl:  Sip, Savor, Shop, and Swirl Around the Square,” a fundraiser for the Georgetown Main Street Program. With special wine glass in hand attendees were invited into ten downtown shops to dine on local restaurants’ cuisine, sample Texas wines, and check-out the one-of-a kind gifts at participating retailers including:

  • a spa
  • a bookstore
  • women’s clothing
  • toy store
  • florist
  • antique shops
  • glass shop
  • a variety of interesting gift shops.

It was definitely a fun evening, a great reminder to me of how fortunate I am to live in Georgetown, and a real affirmation of Georgetown’s new logo:  “The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.” You will definitely want to put The Georgetown Swirl on your calendar for next year.

If you are interested in making Georgetown, TX your hometown, contact me, Virginia Lazenby.

Until next time,
Virginia

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