City to kick-off its centennial
The city of Round Rock will host its Centennial Kick-Off Wednesday featuring a free interactive history lesson and concert.
The event is from 5:15 to 7 p.m. in Prete Main Street Plaza, 221 E. Main St. It will begin with Mayor Alan McGraw discussing details about Round Rock’s Spring Centennial Celebration, a city announcement said.
The McNeil High School Musicale will sing Christmas Carols at 6 p.m.
Prior to the kick-off, the Round Rock Public Library and the Williamson Museum will hold a Centennial program for elementary-aged children from 4 to 5 p.m. at the library, 216 E. Main St. The museum will share artifacts, including toys and clothes.
Latinitas is holding a free media and technology workshop for young Latinas from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main St.
The workshop aims to give girls ages 9 to 15 and a parent or guardian an opportunity to learn about new technology and media careers. The workshops are conducted in English and Spanish.
Register by calling 861-0592.
The Round Rock Chamber recently announced that Gary Hoover, founder of five businesses, will be the inaugural speaker for the Round Rock Chamber Business Academy.
Hoover will address the topic of Entrepreneurial Thinking for the 21st Century from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
The event will be held in the Teaching Theatre, Room 252, at Texas State University Round Rock, 1555 University Blvd. The event is open to all. The tuition is $40 for chamber members and $60 for others. Registration is available by calling 255-5805 and at roundrockchamber.org. Space is limited.
Celebrate the season by watching a free holiday movie on the Downtown Square in Georgetown, 103 W. 7th St. The movie series begins with a screening of “Elf” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, so bring blankets and chairs for comfortable viewing.
The Georgetown school district has received a Gold Leadership Circle award from the Texas Comptroller’s Office for financial transparency.
The district earned the award for “opening their books to the public, providing clear pictures of spending and sharing information in a userfriendly format,” according to a district announcement.
Council member Max Yeste will host the city’s council chat session from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in council chambers, 401 W. Front St.
The sessions are an opportunity for residents to visit with elected officials, a city announcement said.