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Election Day

Nov 6, 2012 7 AM - 7 PM

Multiple, see brazosvotes.org to find your polling place
Go to brazosvotes.org to find out more about today's election.

Brazos County Voter Registrar, (979) 361-4470; Brazos County Clerk's Office, Election Coordinator, (979) 361-4135;
http://www.brazosvotes.org/en/electionday



Free computer class - Beginner MS Word

Nov 6, 2012 2 - 5 PM

Clara B. Mounce Public Library, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803, upstairs computer lab
Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word in this free computer class offered courtesy of Technology For All, part of the Texas Connects Coalition, through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant. Class size limited. This class is held in the upstairs computer lab. No reservations necessary.

Reference Desk, (979) 209-5600; Brad Dressler, Brad.Dressler@techforall.org


Teen Novel Boot Camp

Nov 6, 2012 4 - 6 PM

Larry J. Ringer Library, 1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. S., College Station, TX 77845
Do you want to write a novel but have no clue where to start? Have you started one but not sure how to finish it? Or you’ve already written a novel, and are wondering: what do I do now? Come to Teen Novel Boot Camp (TNBC). In two hours, you will learn the basics of how to build a novel. You will leave with a clear understanding of the 5 basic plot points of every novel. You will know how to create authentic characters. You will learn techniques used by the pros. PLUS share your work (5 min. per participant) if you wish and receive gentle critique.

Molly Blaisdell, Camp Leader, is a dash of fun, mixed in with some smart cookie and a splash of capable. She’s also the author of 30 books for children, including THE BIG FUZZY COAT (MeeGenius, ebook) and REMBRANDT AND THE BOY WHO DREW DOGS (Barron’s). She adapted an excerpt of Holly Cupala's DON'T BREATHE A WORD (Harper Teen) into a graphic novel available at www.hollycupala.com. Molly's YA novel Plumb Crazy was a semifinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest. She inspires artists of all kinds with her weekly blog, Seize the Day (mollyblaisdell.blogspot.com).

Here's one secret to get you started: Make your characters suffer!
Come out and jump start your novel!

This workshop will be in Group Study Room 2 at the back of the library.

Kendra at Larry J. Ringer Library, (979) 764-3416, kperkins@bryantx.gov, or Molly Blaisdell at molly@mollyblaisdell.com


Meeting Planners Showcase

Nov 6, 2012 10 AM - 3PM

Memorial Student Center
The 19th annual Meeting Planners’ Showcase is bigger and better than ever! This year we are hosting the event at the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M Campus. The Meeting Planners’ Showcase is an annual event designed to highlight local businesses that service individuals or groups hosting events, meetings, conferences, reunions, weddings and special events in our community. The Meeting Planners’ Showcase is a one stop shop for all your meeting and event planning needs. You will find Bryan-College Station hotels, caterers, facilities and more all gathered under on roof. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Marisa Liles, (979) 255-3373


Bryan/ College Station American Business Women's Association Charter Chapter Monthly Meeting

Nov 6, 2012 5:45 PM

The Boonville Building, 2490 Boonville Road, 2nd Floor, Bryan, Texas 77802
We hope that you can join us on Tuesday, November 6th at 5:45 p.m. We will be meeting on the second floor of The Boonville Building located at 2490 Boonville Road, Bryan, TX 77802. Our guest speaker for the evening is Dr. Ben Welch, Assistant Dean for Executive Education and Clinical Professor for the Department of Management in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. His topic is “Proven Keys to Success. ” The cost of dinner and meeting is $20. All first-time guests receive half price admission! Please respond to hospitality@abwabcs.org to make your reservation or for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lindy Beasley
(979) 229-6465



Meeting Planners' Showcase

Nov 6, 2012 N/A

MSC
Meeting Planners’ Showcase is a one stop shop for all your
meeting and event planning needs. You will find Bryan-College Station hotels, caterers, facilities and more all gathered under one roof for your planning convenience. Discover what local resources are available, make contacts, build relationships, and attend the showcase that makes your next event the best!
*Free Admission
*Free Parking in Koldus with ticket validation upon registration
*Pre-register online to be entered to win an iPad!

For more information and to view a list of exhibitors visit
www.visitaggieland.com/mps

Brought to you by the Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau.



Marisa Liles
979-260-9898
marisa@bcscvb.org



Brown Bag Lunch, Presentation and Art Discussion

Oct 18, 2012 - Dec 20, 2012 12 - 1 PM

Forsyth Galleries, 2nd Floor of the MSC on Texas A&M Campus
Different Presentation each month. Bring your lunch and enjoy talking about ART!

Trudy Six, 979-845-9251


2012 Photo Contest Exhibit

Oct 15, 2012 - Dec 14, 2012 Museum hours: Tues. - Sat. 9:00am to 4:30pm; Sunday noon to 4:30pm; closed Mondays

Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Exhibit displaying all photos entered in the 2012 Museum sponsored photo contest.

Megan Buro, Marketing Coordinator
936-294-3839



Learn to Speak Czech! Czech Language Class.

Sep 10, 2012 - Dec 17, 2012 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Saint Joseph Catholic Church Parish Activity Center, 700 East 26th Street, Bryan, Texas
The classes accommodate both beginners and more advanced speakers of Czech and are open to anyone who is interested. Instructional materials will be provided and are covered as part of the nominal $35.00 tuition fee.

The course is taught by an instructor from the Czech Republic, the current holder of the CEFT William J. Hlavinka Czech Fellowship at Texas A&M University. Sponsored by the Brazos Valley Chapter of Czech Heritage Society and Czech Educational Foundation of Texas.

Every Monday 6:30PM-8:30PM, beginning Monday September 10th 2012, and ending Monday, December 17th, 2012

Stanislav Vitha
979-776-2152