Learning & Growing?
Explore Your Interests During Retirement in Georgetown Texas
One of the best things about retirement is that you finally have the time to explore your own personal interests and to even start a new hobby, earn a degree or just learn about practically anything, within minutes of your front door.
If you're a retiree seeking to learn something new, I suggest you check out some of these Georgetown area learning venues:
Senior University provides lifelong learning opportunities for people age 50 and over in the Greater Georgetown Area. Capitalizing on the resources of Southwestern University and the rich talent pool of individuals who have retired here, Senior University offers courses, lectures, travel programs, and special events designed for enjoyment, intellectual stimulation, and active discussion of important issues of the day. Spring 2011 topics included:
- Native Americans - from Aztecs to Wovoka and the Ghost Dance
- China – Five Strategic Issues
- Vagabonds Tramping Through Geology
- Memoir Writing
- Conversational Spanish
- and much more!
Upcoming travel programs include "Northwest Pacific Expedition," a 10-day exploration of the geology, scenery, and culture of the beautiful Northwest corner of the US. For further information about Senior University click here.
Georgetown, Texas and the Arts
The Georgetown community is certainly enriched by Southwestern University. Lecture and artist series at the University offer additional venues for personal growth and enjoyment. The Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture Series presents internationally prominent speakers on topics relating to ethics, public service, and public policy. Past speakers have included Bill Moyers, President Jimmy Carter, Karen Hughes, The Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Benazir Bhutto, James Baker III, and Bill Bradley.
The Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University offers an outstanding and diverse roster of musicians, actors, artists, and art historians to perform, lecture and present their work. Many events are open to the public and free of charge. In addition to these visiting artists, the Georgetown community is regularly treated to outstanding performances and exhibits by Southwestern’s own resident faculty artists.
Georgetown, Texas Public Library
There are always great events going on at our Georgetown Public Library–lectures, book clubs, art shows, and live music. The library is located one and one-half blocks west of the Williamson County Court House on the historic square. The Georgetown Library Foundation has launched “Georgetown Learns,” a program of continuing education for everyone in our community. The philosophy of “Georgetown Learns” is no matter your age or stage in life you can learn something new. Courses are taught by local respected professionals.
Higher Education in Georgetown, Texas
Should you want to pursue new opportunities, the Round Rock Higher Education Center (RRHEC) just south of Georgetown offers upper-level courses. A branch campus of Texas State University - San Marcos, RRHE offers under-graduate, graduate, and certification/licensure programs including Business Administration, Nursing, Education, and Event Planning. For further information about RRHEC click here.
Horticulture in Georgetown, TX
For those who have a love of gardening and are interested in extending your horticultural knowledge, enjoy the camaraderie and friendship of others who share yours interests,and enjoy giving back to the community through volunteering, you will want to check out the Williamson County Master Gardeners.
Sun City Residents will find an almost endless array of opportunities for furthering existing hobbies and interests or exploring new areas you have not had the occasion to pursue previously. From learning to play the dulcimer to speaking a foreign langugage, to making stained-glass, to learning ballroom dancing, to developing photography skills, Sun City clubs and special interest groups give new meaning to embracing retirement.
Retirement in Georgetown Texas: Simply Perfect!
Many retirees relocate to Georgetown Texas each year because they know this is the kind of community that works hard to improve resident quality of life.