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Dairy Queen Adds New Red Velvet Blizzard Treat to Menu

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The Dairy Queen® system will sweeten Valentine's Day and the entire month of February with the debut of Red Velvet as the featured Blizzard® Treat of the Month.

An indulgent combination of red velvet cake pieces and cream cheese frosting swirled with creamy DQ® vanilla soft serve, the Red Velvet Blizzard Treat is available at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants nationwide beginning Feb. 1. Dairy Queen fans can enjoy Red Velvet Blizzard Treats in four sizes, including the popular Mini.

"We've added a new spin to a red hot, trendy flavor. Now our fans can enjoy a handcrafted new variation with a DQ signature Red Velvet Blizzard Treat," said Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). "It's just one of the new and innovative fan-worthy flavors the Dairy Queen system will introduce this year. We're always celebrating Blizzard season at DQ."

Many Blizzard Treat flavors, including Red Velvet, can easily be made into DQ Cakes which are perfect for Valentine's Day, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and more.

The Dairy Queen system began blending simple combinations of cookies, chocolates, nuts, candies and fruits with DQ soft serve in 1985 to create the signature Blizzard Treat. The iconic treat has created the served upside-down Blizzard culture and since then, one-of-a-kind flavors such as S'mores, Chocolate Candy Shop and Confetti Cake have delighted Dairy Queen fans as part of the featured Blizzard of the Month program, which began in 2003.
For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit DairyQueen.com. Connect with the DQ system on Twitter using #LOVEmyDQ and follow the system at twitter.com/dairyqueen.Visit the DQ Facebook fan page, which has more than 7.7 million friends, and become a friend at facebook.com/dairyqueen.

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Second Annual Aggie Replant at Bastrop State Park

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Bastrop State Park 3005 Texas 21 Bastrop, TX 78602 (512) 321-2101
For the second year in a row, a group of Texas A&M University students will spend two weekends – Feb. 1-2 and Feb. 8-9 – planting trees in the fire-ravaged area of Bastrop State Park.

The volunteer effort will once again be led by Aggie Replant, a student environmental organization, with the aid of the Texas A&M Forest Service. The effort to restore trees to the area devastated by fire on Labor Day weekend in 2011 has brought help from volunteers from across the state. The volunteer work is part of the five-year public-private wildfire recovery partnership to plant more than 4 million trees on public and private land in Bastrop County.

Last year Aggie Replant was the first student-led university organization to participate in this campaign. Student leaders with the organization say just as in last year’s event, 600 Aggies will come together once again for selfless service, leadership and respect for the environment to plant 10,000 seedling trees.

On each of the four days planned for the project, Moeller says three buses will leave Texas A&M at 8 a.m. and drive to Bastrop. The students will work planting trees and then return by bus at 4 p.m.
More information regarding the seedling distribution plan and other restoration and recovery efforts is posted on the Lost Pines Recovery Team website.

Information on donations and volunteer opportunities can be found here.

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Come to the Table: American Pressed Glass

Tues - Fri: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Sat - Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Forsyth Galleries
Come enjoy a free experience of beautifully displayed antique pressed glass at Texas A&M's Memorial Student Center.

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2014 Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program

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Kohl's Stores 1701 Texas Ave S College Station, TX 77840 (979) 694-6529
Kohl’s Department Stores will be accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers beginning of January 31st for the 2014 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program.

Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted January 31 – March 14 at kohlskids.com, and nominators must be 21 years or older. Through the program, Kohl’s will award more than 2,300 young volunteers nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to reward kids who have made a positive impact on their communities.

Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card. Nearly 200 of the store winners will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward higher education. Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for higher education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.

The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 19,500 kids with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes. To learn more about last year’s winners, visit kohlskids.com.
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2014 Wine & Chocolate Trail

Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail
The Wine & Chocolate Trail is a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine's Day. For four days on the first two weekends in February 2014, your trail ticket allows you to sample two wine tastings paired with a wonderful chocolate delicacy at each of the SEVEN member wineries along the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail.

When you arrive at your first winery, you will receive a 12 oz. commemorative wine glass to use and keep for all of your tastings. In addition, visit ALL SEVEN member wineries and each ticket holder will receive a commemorative Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail two-stage professional wine opener. The value of this ticket, with goodies, is over $85 per person!

Your Single ticket is priced at $30 plus handling fees and tax, or save 10% when you purchase a Ticket-for-Two-is priced at $50 plus handling fees and tax. Your ticket purchased for this event is good February 1-2 & 8-9, 2014, regardless of your purchase date.
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William Clark Green at The Tap

10:00 p.m.

Tap 815 Harvey Rd College Station, Texas

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Graffiti Run 5K

Starts at 9 a.m.

Wolf Pen Creek Park 1015 Colgate Dr. College Station
The Graffiti Run will start at 9am with the final wave being sent out at 10:30 am. Runners will be sent out in waves every 15 minutes. When you are done with the run, enjoy yourself at our after party to bask in your colorful accomplishment with great music and dancing (great dancing is not guaranteed)!

We suggest you arrive at least 30 minutes beforehand so you can get situated along with enjoying the company you bring, also this will ensure you begin your Graffiti Run experience exactly when you want to.

The Graffiti Run College Station will happily donate a portion of the proceeds to St. Joseph Hospital!

Here is a short message from St. Joseph:

“Your donation through the Graffiti Run will benefit St. Joseph Regional Health Center’s Emergency & Trauma Services. Their emergency and trauma teams work closely with regional EMS and other first responders to answer the call when they are needed most. Your donation will provide funding for the construction of a new Emergency & Trauma Center on the main hospital campus and more importantly, will help save lives of family, friends and neighbors for many years to come. Thank you for your support!”

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