City to kick-off its cen­ten­nial

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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.

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