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Messina Hof Winery and Resort, 4545 Old Reliance Rd. Bryan, TX 77808
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Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur of fine wines or a wine-curious novice, sharpen your palate and gain an intimate appreciation for winemaking with Messina Hof's upcoming all-inclusive {VINclusive} weekend! Join us for a full weekend or sign up for a day package and participate in workshops, tastings and more!

Pruning: Learn our pruning process hands-on with our winemakers in the Messina Hof estate vineyard. Each guest will take home their own plant to test your new skills and start your own vineyard.

Blind Tasting & Aroma Challenge: Test your palate and learn the art of blind tasting. Can you guess the wines and aromas? Compete with fellow wine-lovers to beat the Winemaker's challenge!

Messina Hof Winery & Resort
(979) 778-9463 ext. 234

Feral Hog Workshop - Grimes County

Grimes County Expo Center 5220 F.M. 3455 Navasota, TX 7786
2 CEU’s offered Free Event
Register by 4:00 p.m. on 11/10/2015

Friday, Nov. 13th, 2015 8:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Grimes County Expo Center
5220 F.M. 3455 Navasota, TX 77868

8:00 Registration and Check In

8:30 Welcome; Legal Management Techniques for Feral Hogs in Texas
Tanner Williams, County Extension Agent – Grimes County, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Mark Tyson, Wildlife Extension Associate, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

8:35 Shooting Techniques for Feral Hogs; Shooting Equipment Demonstration
Christopher Watts, Wildlife Biologist, Texas Wildlife Services

9:05 Snaring Techniques for Feral Hogs; Snaring Demonstration
Christopher Watts, Wildlife Biologist, Texas Wildlife Services

9:35 Trapping Techniques Overview
Mark Tyson, Wildlife Extension Associate, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Christopher Watts, Wildlife Biologist, Texas Wildlife Services

10:00 Corral Trap and Box Trap Demonstration
Mark Tyson, Wildlife Extension Associate, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Christopher Watts, Wildlife Biologist, Texas Wildlife Services

10:30 Evaluation and adjourn

Tanner Williams CEA
Texas AgriLife Extension Service Grimes County
Phone: 936-873-3909

2014 Presidents Day Event

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
9 a.m. to noon, Genealogy Workshop: Exploring President Bush as a Guide to Your Family Research. Do you even wonder who your ancestors were, or if you might be related to someone famous such as a former president? Join us for a free genealogy program designed specifically for novices to this increasingly popular pastime.

1-4 p.m., An Afternoon of Presidential Fun. Our Presidents Day event continues in the afternoon with fun for the whole family. The Mount Rushmore presidents will be welcoming visitors and posing for pictures. Crafts and activities for children will take place in the classroom, and local celebrities will be reading presidential books to children. Refreshments will be served and admission to the event is free.

5:30 - 8:00 p.m., "41" Film Screening. The first documentary to tell George Herbert Walker Bush's story in his own words, "41" is a rare, intimate glimpse at the life and times of the 41st President of the United States. Hailed as one of the most experienced politicians ever to achieve the presidency, George Bush shares anecdotes from his childhood, family, service in World War II and political career. Writer and film director Jeffrey Roth will introduce the film and discuss the time he spent with the former president. DVD sale, signing, and reception will follow.

Register online at or for more information call (979) 691-4014 or email

Tracy Paine, 979-691-4014.

SHARP Training

Sep 23, 2012 10 AM - 5 PM

Texas A&M University Police Department Training Room
SARC, Texas A&M University Police Department and the Brazos County Sheriff's Office are hosting a free Safety Awareness and Self-Defense Workshop. The workshop is appropriate for ages 17 and up (15-16 when accompanied by an adult) and everyone is invited to attend. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn and practice self-defense techniques with law enforcement professionals. The workshop will take place on September 23rd, 2012 from 10:00am - 5:000 pm at the TAMU Police Department Training Room. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited.

Ed Frank, 361-4906
Cary Haynes, 731-1000

To register, please contact Ed Frank at 979-361-4906 or Cary Haynes at 979-731-1000.

Darkness to Light

Jul 19, 2012 6:00pm

Scotty's House 2424 Kent St. Bryan, Texas 77802
Scotty’s House Child Advocacy Center will host the Darkness to Light program at its facility, located at 2424 Kent Street in Bryan.

The program is free and open to any concerned citizen, but registration is required.

Darkness to Light is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the incidents of child sexual abuse by shifting the responsibility from children to adults. This is accomplished through an award winning media campaign which raises public awareness and directs adults to educational tools that will educate them on how to prevent, recognize and respond to sexual child abuse and motivate them to courageous action. To register for this program, please call Linda Patton at 979-703-8813 or email

For more information about Scotty’s House Brazos Valley Child Advocacy Center, please visit

Linda Patton, Executive Director