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Car Seat Check-up Event

It’s the time of year when children are heading back to school. Kids in Cars and Georgetown Fire Dept want to make sure little ones are safe on the road regardless of the driver or car. Nannies, grandparents, daycare providers, and/or neighbors…they want to see you Tuesday, Sept 10, 2-5pm.

For those interested in this event, call the TOTS line for a free appointment 512-324-TOTS (8687). The schedule is very full but the agency can plan to add staff and volunteers if there are more appointments set. 

A Day for Moms Conference

A Day for Moms Conference is a day of fun, relaxation, learning, shopping and winning fabulous door prizes. Free childcare is available on a limited basis. Saturday, Sept 28, 9:30am–3:30pm at 1205 Ash St, Georgetown. This event is hosted by Mommie Support Network and tickets are available at MommieSupportNetwork.org. 

Momcare Network provides self-care support and encouragement to mothers of all ages and stages in Williamson County, especially during the 18-month postpartum period. This support includes education about the importance of physical and emotional care and how to achieve wellbeing as an individual and mother.

Williamson Museum Membership Drive

The Williamson Museum announced the kick off of the 2019 membership drive sporting the theme “Discover The Stories”.  

Beginning with its opening in 2003, The Williamson Museum, located on the square in historic Georgetown, has offered free and exciting hands-on educational programs to the public through innovative exhibits, tours and educational resources, designed to promote the culture and heritage of Williamson County. The Williamson Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in 1997 to collect, preserve and exhibit items relating to the rich culture and heritage of Williamson County.

“Since we opened our doors, the population of Williamson County has more than doubled with families coming from all over the country.  The Williamson Museum gives them the opportunity to learn and experience the stories that tell the history of Williamson County,” said Mickie Ross, Executive Director of the Museum.

Museum membership benefits include a subscription to Williamson Museum e-newsletter, discounts at the Museum Store, invitations to member-only events along with discounts on many ticketed events and educational programs.

Business members also receive advertising on the museum’s website and in the gallery.

“We rely on the support of our members and business partners to continue to expand our educational resources, preserve our county’s history and enhance the Museum visitor experience,” said Ross.

The “Discover The Stories” membership drive will run from through September 30, offering new members and business partners a 13 month membership for the price of an annual membership.

For more information or to join visit  www.williamsonmuseum.org

Fitness Fusion Sept. 14

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Fitness Fusion at the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public and features 24 fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, cycling, and Silver Sneakers classes. The goal of the event is to showcase the variety of fitness programs available at the recreation center that accommodate all ages and fitness levels.

During the event, fitness instructors will host 20-minute sample classes in four locations within the recreation center. Guests can participate in as many of the classes as they would like. Representatives from Airrosti, Hibbett Sports, and Silver Sneakers will also be onsite to visit with attendees.

The event is free for Georgetown Recreation Center members and non-members.

For more information, visit parks.georgetown.org/fitness-fusion.

Vote for the Best of Georgetown

Where is the best boutique in Georgetown? Where is the best live entertainment? The best hotel or bed and breakfast? The best hair cut?

The City wants to know your favorites during the month of September in the Best of Georgetown, TX contest.

This year’s contest will have two phases— a nominations phase and a voting phase. Nominations will be accepted from 9 a.m. on Sept. 1 until noon on Sept. 7. A business or organization must receive three nominations in an individual category to be on the ballot for the voting phase. Nominations will not be counted toward the final vote total.

The voting phase begins Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. and ends on Sept. 30 at 11:59 p.m.

To nominate businesses for the Best of Georgetown, TX contest, please visit Bestof.Georgetown.org.

The list of winners will be posted at Bestof.Georgetown.org.

Winning businesses receive window decals as well as certificates showing their award and category. In addition, the business name will be listed on the 2019 winners’ flyer at the Visitors Center and on the Bestof.Georgetown.org website for one year. Winners will have access to the Best of Georgetown 2019 logo for use in their websites and printed material.

The annual Best of Georgetown, TX contest is sponsored by the City of Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau.

JP3 Offers Citizens Online Court Process

Williamson County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 is the first in the County to offer an online dispute resolution platform, called Modria.  Citizens can now resolve small claims cases faster and often without judicial intervention using this online dispute resolution platform.

“Modria helps citizens involved in civil disputes to work through their case faster and without having to take time off of work to physically go to court,” said Judge Evelyn McLean.  “Plus, they have the opportunity to help construct the final outcome of their case rather than having it handed to them by the judge.”

With this tool, those involved can work through their small claims case directly with the other party or in consultation with a licensed mediator, if they choose to include one, from any computer or internet-connected mobile device. If the parties are not able to come to an agreement online, they still have the option of going through the traditional, in-person court process.

Participating in online dispute resolution allows the involved parties to resolve the case before the scheduled hearing date, and, on average, in about half the time of the traditional court process. It also gives participants the opportunity to work through the dispute from anywhere at any time, so they do not have to travel to court during regular business hours.

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