Selected Community Events
Madisonville Restoration Community Garden Planting Day
Mar 2, 2013 9 AM - 12 PM or later
300 West School Street Madisonville TX 77864
it's time to plant our garden! Planting, petting zoo, and lunch! The garden feeds families in our local community that are in need of fresh produce. All are welcome!
TEEX Recruit Fire Academy: Fundraiser for BFD Ricky Mantey Jr & Mitch Moran
Mar 2, 2013 10 AM - 4 PM
Harvey Washbangers (1802 Texas Ave S)
The TEEX Recruit Fire Academy will be holding a car wash this weekend to raise funds for the injured Bryan firefighters Ricky Mantey, Jr. and Mitch Moran. It will be this Saturday, March 2 at Harvey Washbangers (1802 Texas Ave S) from 10am-4pm. They will not be charging, but taking donations.
Texas A&M Sports for Kids "Show and Tell"
Mar 2, 2013 5:30 PM
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY’S SPORTS FOR KIDS WILL HOST “SHOW AND TELL”. “SHOW AND TELL” IS A FREE TRIP FOR YOUTH, AGES 5-12 YEARS OLD, TO THE MEN’S BASKETBALL GAME ON MARCH 2, 2013 VS. SOUTH CAROLINA. THE YOUTH ARE TO MEET AT 5:30 PM AT THE NORTH ENTRY OF REED ARENA. PLEASE RSVP TO SHOWANDTELLEXEC@GMAIL.COM.
SPORTS FOR KIDS IS AN ORGANIZATION AT TEXAS A&M DEDICATED TO GIVING EVERY CHILD THE CHANCE TO PLAY. ALL EVENTS PUT ON BY THE STUDENTS IN THE ORGANIZATION ARE FREE TO THE CHILDREN WHO COME OUT TO PLAY. EVENTS INCLUDE SPORTS DAY, SHOW & TELL, AND SPORTS FEST. OUR MEMBERS ALSO REACH OUT TO THE BRYAN/COLLEGE STATION COMMUNITY THROUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EVENTS THAT WE ARE INVITED TO HELP RUN, COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS, AND COACHING YOUTH SPORTS TEAMS IN THE AREA. MONEY TO MAKE THESE EVENTS HAPPEN COME FROM MEMBERSHIP DUES AND FUNDRAISERS DONE THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SPORTS FOR KIDS CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP://SPORTSFORKIDS.TAMU.EDU/NODE/4.
Brazos Student Art Glass Show
Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 9, 2013 10 AM - 6 PM
Brazos Glassworks is proud to announce a Student Art Glass Show in celebration of Youth Art Month (YAM). March is National Youth Art Month. The Show will be held March 1-9, 2013, in downtown Bryan at the SEAD Gallery located in the historic Federal Building on 26th Street. The show features the work of students in local Bryan and College Station schools. The art pieces will include fused, slumped, and stained glass, as well as glass mosaics. Students will be competing for ribbons and for glass art prize packages for their art teacher’s classrooms. SEAD Gallery hours are Tues - Sat 10am-6pm.
Debbie Jasek, 979-823-0325,
"Run for Their Lives" Pro-Life Aggies 2nd Annual 5k Fun Run
Mar 2, 2013 8 AM, Race Starts at 9 AM
Bee Creek Park in College Station
"Run for Their Lives", Pro-Life Aggies 2nd Annual 5k Fun Run. Benefitting pregnant and parenting students who have chosen life in the Brazos Valley.
DATE: Saturday, March 2
TIME: 8AM (Race starts at 9AM)
PLACE: Bee Creek Park in College Station
COST: $15 (Includes T-shirt)
Registration and Details at:
Keep Brazos Beautiful's Spring Events
Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013 N/A
Keep Brazos Beautiful
Volunteer registration for Keep Brazos Beautiful’s Spring events is in full swing! Thisspring sign up for Texas Trash Off, Brazos Valley Earth Day, Demonstration Garden Work Days, the Annual Awards Gala and much more! If you or your group are interested in volunteering call the Keep Brazos Beautiful office at (979) 775-3569 or visit www.keepbrazosbeautiful.org.
Mic Check Poetry
Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013 8:30 PM
The Revolution Cafe
Mic Check Poetry knows that everyone has something to say, and what you have to say is very important. So come to our open mics and poetry slams at Revolution Café, every Sunday night at 8:30, and help us celebrate through poetry and fun. It’s 100% free to attend or perform. Get ready to laugh, cry, yell, and most of all: “Speak Or Be Spoken For.” For more information, visit miccheckpoetry.com
LEGACY: The Astin Family, Culture and Couture in Early 20th Century Bryan
Mar 1, 2013 - Jun 1, 2013 N/A
The Museum of Natural History
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Don’t miss the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History’s new exhibit LEGACY: The Astin Family, Culture and Couture in Early 20th Century Bryan. One of the key families who helped build this region, the exhibition charts the rise of the Astins and their business enterprises in the Brazos Valley region just before the outbreak of the American Civil War. The exhibit will be on view through June 1. The Museum of Natural History is located at 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. Visit www.brazosvalleymuseum.org or call (979) 776-2195 for more information.
Aggie Frame of Mind
Mar 1, 2013 - May 8, 2013 N/A
Memorial Student Center
Aggie Frame of Mind , presented by the MSC Visual Arts Committee, showcases the photography of 12 student contest winners through May 8 on the MSC second floor near Bethancourt Ballrooms. The winners, submitting works under the theme of Vibrance, were selected by a panel of professional judges after over 1,100 votes were cast on Facebook. The project is also supported, in part, by the Frame Gallery, Fast Signs and Copy Corner. Visit vac.tamu.edu for more information.
OPAS - 40 Seasons
Mar 1, 2013 - Apr 14, 2013 N/A
Through April 14th, the Forsyth Galleries will host OPAS—40 Seasons…imagine that! Come by and tour the galleries to see memories of the awesome, inspiring and fun shows that OPAS has brought to Bryan/College Station through the years. For more information, visit our website at forsyth.tamu.edu or call (979) 845-9251.
Keep Brazos Beautiful 2013 Annual Awards Gala Nominations
Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 22, 2013 N/A
Keep Brazos Beautiful is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Annual Awards Gala to be held on April 26, 2013 at the College Station Hilton. Awards recognize individuals and businesses in the Brazos Valley for their work in keeping the community clean and green! Nominations will be accepted until March 22nd. Visit www.keepbrazosbeautiful.org and nominate a green hero today!
Texas Birthday Bash
Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 2, 2013 March 1st 5:30 - 11 PM, March 2nd 10 AM - 11 PM
This is a completely FREE event. Friday there will be concerts featuring artists such as Bart Crow and Granger Smith. Saturday there will be free family fun activities such as pony rides, a petting zoo, and an old west shootout. Concerts Saturday will feature artists such as Cory Morrow and Aaron Watson.
MSC Visual Arts Committee presents Kathy Sosa
Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 15, 2013 N/A
The Reynolds Galley located on the A&M Campus
The student-run MSC Visual Arts Committee at Texas A&M University invites you to enjoy the works of Texas artist Kathy Sosa. The exhibition contains 28 pieces of vibrant oil portraitscollaged with fabric, wallpaper or photographs. Visit the collection in the Reynolds Gallery, located on the A&M Campus though March 15. For more information, please call (979) 8451515.
Absolute Truth, Nothing but Lies
Feb 19, 2013 - Mar 13, 2013 Tuesday - Friday 9 AM - 8 PM, Saturday - Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM
The Memorial Student Center
Absolute Truth, Nothing but Lies will be on display at the J. Wayne Stark Galleries, located in the MSC at Texas A&M through March 3. Hansegger & Delulio--Fate and Friendship will be on exhibition through March 13. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6pm. For more information, please call (979) 845-6081.
Navasota Theatre Alliance presents Hot Property
Feb 21, 2013 - Mar 10, 2013 N/A
Navasota Theatre Alliance
104 W. Washington Avenue in Navasota
Navasota Theatre Alliance presents Hot Property from February 21 through March 10 at their theater, located at 104 W. Washington Avenue in Navasota. Laughter, mistaken identities, and even a ‘sting’ conspire to make this an irresistible comedy!
For ticket information visit www.navasotatheatre.com or call (936) 825-3195.
Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 10, 2013 N/A
The Theatre Company
Theatre Company brings the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard to the Brazos Valley for the first time ever, live and on-stage. See this Tony Award-winning show at The Theatre Company for two weekends, March 1 through 10. Tickets and show times are available now at www.theatrecompany.com. A theatrical experience you won’t soon forget!
177th Texas Independence Day
Mar 2, 2013 - Mar 3, 2013 10 AM - 5 PM
Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site
Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site will celebrate the 177
th Texas Independence Day, Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, from 10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m., featuring live performances and music, period craft demonstrations, and commemorative programs. The Star of the Republic Museum will also unveil a new exhibit, The Substance of Life: Texas Through the Eyes of Theodore Gentilz. The event is free to the public throughout the weekend. For more information, go to www.starmuseum.org or call (936) 8782461.
Round Top Guitar Festival
Mar 2, 2013 2 PM and 4:30 PM
Round Top Festival
March 2, Round Top Festival will host Round Top Guitar Festival with performances by Celil Refik Kaya, First Prize 2012 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition, at 2pm, and Petar Jankovic Ensemble, Guitar and String Quartet, at 4:30pm. There will also be a picnic lunch in between performances. For tickets and more information please go to festivahill.org or call (979) 249-3129.
Hooray for Hollywood
Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 2, 2013 7:30 PM
On March 1 and 2 OPAS bring Hooray For Hollywood to Rudder Auditorium at 7:30pm.Take a nostalgic journey through the most popular movie musicals of the last 50 years. Featuring a cast of 14 wonderful singers and dancers, a 6 piece band live on stage, and over 300 costume changes, HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD sings and dances its way through over 30 songs! Watch as lights, camera, action unfolds live on stage! Call (979) 845-1234 for more information.
Brazos Valley TROUPE presents Texas Treasures
Feb 28, 2013 - Mar 3, 2013 7:30 PM through the 2nd, 3 PM Sunday matinee on the 3rd
29th St. Studio, 3705 E. 29th St. in Bryan
Brazos Valley TROUPE will present Texas Treasures, a celebration of Texas playwrights, songwriters and performers, February 28th, March 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the 29th St. Studio, 3705 E. 29th St. in Bryan. Performances are at 7:30pm through the 2nd with a 3:00 Sunday matinee on the 3rd.
Reservations can be made by calling 979-846-4903 or by visiting www.bvtroupe.com.
Feb 28, 2013 - May 30, 2013 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Federal Building at 216 W. 26th Street in Downtown Bryan
SEAD Gallery will host the opening reception for their new exhibit, Procrastus Interruptus featuring the works of Scott McDermott on Thursday, February 28 from 6:30-8:30pm. Enjoy these complex, colorful paintings at meet the artist during the opening reception! This new gallery, a collaboration between the Arts Council of Brazos Valley and AdventGX, is located in the Federal Building at 216 W. 26
th Street in Downtown Bryan. The exhibit runs through May 30.
For more information, visit acbv.org or call (979) 696-2787.
2013 BenchMARKING the Arts Program
Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013 N/A
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley is now accepting sponsorships for its 2013 BenchMARKING the Arts program. This impactful project pairs local artists with sponsors to create unique and functional public works of art. Currently, the Arts Council has 28 artistic benches placed in locations throughout the Brazos Valley with plans to add many more this year.
For more information or to purchase your very own BenchMARKING bench today, contact the Arts Council of Brazos Valley at (979) 696-2787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Exhibition Season of the Science, Engineering, Art & Design Gallery
Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013 N/A
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley, SEAD Gallery
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley is now accepting applications for the 2013 exhibition season of the Science, Engineering, Art, and Design (SEAD) Gallery in downtown Bryan. The SEAD Gallery is a community and economic development partnership project by AdventGX and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley featuring a new and dynamic downtown venue for arts and cultural exchange. Artists wishing to exhibit their work at the SEAD gallery can do so by completing the application form found at acbv.org.
Empty Bowls Jr.
Mar 2, 2013 10 AM - 1 PM
Arts Center, located at 2275 Dartmouth Street in College Station
The Arts Council of Brazos Valley and Brazos Valley Food Bank invite you to Empty Bowls Jr. on March 2 from 10am to 1pm at the Arts Center, located at 2275 Dartmouth Street in College Station. Bowls have been created by art teachers and students from College Station ISD and Allen Academy. Purchase a bowl, enjoy soup from Taste of B-CS member restaurants, and do your part to end hunger in the Brazos Valley. For more information contact (979) 696-2787 or email@example.com.
Arts Council of Brazos Valley presents Community Masterpieces
Mar 1, 2013 - Apr 13, 2013 N/A
Arts Council of Brazos Valley
The Arts Council or Brazos Valley is proud to present Community Masterpieces through April 13. For the third year, we've collected masterworks held in private and public collections in our community for one incredible exhibition. This year, in addition to viewing paintings and sculpture from world-renowned artists such as Tarkay and Ranney, visitors will be immersed in the musical and literary arts.
For more information visit acbv.org or call (979) 696-2787.
Mar 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2013 N/A
Brazos Valley Museum
Visit six of the finest museums and galleries in the Brazos Valley with the new Museum Pass. This exclusive pass lets you visit the Arts Council, the African American Museum, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the Forsyth Center Galleries, all for one low price.
Call 1-888-878-6082 or click on the Museum Pass link at www.acbv.org to purchase one today!
Central Series 4x4 Endurance Race
Mar 2, 2013 9 AM
Brazos Valley Offroad Ranch
6250 Highway 47
Spectator Friendly-Easy Access-Food/Drink Vendors
$5/age 8-15/under 8 free
Gate open at 9 AM.
For maps, directions, and more info, visit www.werocklive.com or call 530-417-5333
The Children's Museum Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
Mar 2, 2013 All Day
The Children's Museum
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday all month with this fun pop up craft! For more information, please visit cmbv.org, or call 979-779-5437.
The Children's Museum Magic Easter Egg
Mar 2, 2013 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Mar 8, 2013 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Mar 14, 2013 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Mar 20, 2013 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Mar 26, 2013 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM
The Children's Museum
Come to The Children’s Museum to Tie Dye your own Easter Egg Craft. Watch as decorations magically appear!
For more information, please visit cmbv.org or call 979-779-5437.
Empty Bowls, Jr.
Mar 2, 2013 10 AM - 1 PM
The Arts Center
2275 Dartmouth Street
The Arts Council and the Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc. are pleased to invite the community to Empty Bowls, Jr. on March 2nd from 10am to 1pm at the Arts Center, located at 2275 Dartmouth Street in College Station. For several months students and teachers of College Station ISD and Allen Academy have been creating handmade bowls to donate for this event. A donation of $10 is requested for each unique bowl, with all proceeds benefiting the Brazos Valley Food Bank, Inc. and Arts Council of Brazos Valley.
Individuals who make a donation for a bowl will be served a simple meal of soup and bread as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the community. Member restaurants of the Taste of B-CS will donate their signature soups for this event. Stop by, pick out a bowl, make a donation and enjoy soup and bread from Blue Baker, Café Eccell, Casa Rodriguez, Global Event Group, Lemon Wedge, Madden’s, Shipwreck Grill, and The Village Café.
The Brazos Valley Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that serves as a central distribution site uniting food donors, volunteers and hunger-relief agencies. As the “hub” of over 40 different agencies that feed the hungry throughout Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson and Washington Counties, the Brazos Valley Food Bank distributes 4 million pounds of food annually.
Empty Bowls is a nation-wide project designed to raise money to end hunger and food insecurity. Collectively, Empty Bowls fundraisers across the United States have raised several millions of dollars and are held in over a dozen countries around the globe. The Arts Council, Brazos Valley Food Bank, Taste of B/CS, College Station ISD and Allen Academy are proud to be a part of this worldwide event.
Should you have any questions, please visit the Arts Center at 2275 Dartmouth in College Station, call (979)696-ARTS(2787), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefit dance for Relay for LIfe
Mar 2, 2013 Door open at 4 PM, Music 5 PM - 12 AM
Expo Center, Burleson County Fairgrounds,Caldwell TX
Dance benefiting Relay for Life of Burleson County. Music provided by Austin English and the Resurection, Joe Teichman,Manzy Lowrey, Ryan Collins, Six String Boys, and Providence Iron Works.
Thomas Polansky, 979-595-6344, email@example.com
Texas Independence Day Party
Mar 2, 2013 12 - 3 PM
Independence Harley-Davidson, 4101 State Hwy 6 South, College Station, TX 77845
Key to the Treasure Chest
Apple Pie & Ice Cream
Win a 2 Night Stay at Koyote Ranch
Junior League of Bryan Bargain Blitz
Mar 2, 2013 Preview Sale: 6 - 8:30 PM, Actual Sale: 8:30 AM - 3 PM
Mar 1, 2013 Preview Sale: 6 - 8:30 PM, Actual Sale: 8:30 AM - 3 PM
The Brazos Center in Bryan
The Junior League of Bryan-College Station, Inc. is pleased to announce its annual Bargain Blitz fundraiser at The Brazos Center in Bryan on Saturday, March 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is $1.00 all day Saturday, children 12 and under are free.
Bargain Blitz is an annual rummage sale of new and gently used items. Pieces will include gently used formal wear, adult and children’s clothing, home furnishings, appliances and more. All items are donated by members of The Junior League, local businesses and community supporters.
On Friday, March 1, The Junior League will host a Preview Sale from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at The Brazos Center. Admission to the Preview Sale is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under. Admission includes a pizza dinner. During the Preview Sale prices are doubled.
All proceeds from the Bargain Blitz benefit the work and mission of The Junior League of Bryan-College Station to support the children and youth of the community.
For more information, please follow us on Facebook, visit www.jlbcs.org, or contact The League office at 979-774-4759.
Bryan Buccaneers Pop Warner Registration Dates & Locations
Feb 16, 2013 - Jul 6, 2013 See below.
Feb 16 - Brazos Center Kiwanis Club, Pancake Breakfast 8 AM - 1 PM
Mar 2 - Tiffany Park 10 AM - 2 PM
Mar 30 - Tanglewood Park 10 AM - 2 PM
Apr 13 - Williamson Park 10 AM - 2 PM
May 4 - Henderson Park 10 AM - 2 PM
May 28 - Haswell Park 10 AM - 2 PM
June 1 - Tanglewood Park 10 AM - 2 PM
June 15 - Haswell Park 10 AM - 2 PM
June 29 - Tiffany Park 10 AM - 2 PM
July 6 - Henderson Park 10 AM - 2 PM
Saturday Orchard Tour at Royalty Pecan Farms
Feb 1, 2013 - Oct 27, 2013 12:30 PM
Royalty Pecan Farms
Bring friends and family for a fun, unique experience at a working Texas pecan farm!
Ride our covered wagon through the orchard and learn how the pecans go from our trees to you. You’ll have fun cracking pecans and browsing our gift shop full of pecans, baked goods, and specialty gourmet treats!
• Saturday tour starts at 12:30 pm.
• Tour lasts about 45 minutes.
• Tour costs $3 per person (children age 4 and under are free).
• Tour wagon holds 25 people, so contact us to reserve your spot.
• Buy tickets by phone, at our gift shop, or online.
Royalty Pecan Farms
10600 Hwy 21 E
Caldwell, TX 77836
The Absolute Truth...Nothing But Lies Exhibition
Jan 17, 2013 - Mar 3, 2013 9 AM - 8 PM
The J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the MSC
The Absolute Truth…Nothing but Lies, explores the underlying ethical implications that result when an art form, previously unchanged for generations, is suddenly redefined through technology and shifting social attitudes through the work of two artists from similar backgrounds that took their craft to very different places.
Hansegger & Delulio "Fate and Friendship" Exhibition
Jan 24, 2013 - Mar 13, 2013 9 AM - 8 PM
The J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the MSC
An Extraordinary Exhibit Displaying the Paybacks of Mentoring. The exhibitions, gallery talks and reception are all free.
Master Gardener Training Class
Feb 26, 2013 - May 21, 2013 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Grimes County Expo - Go Texan Building
Instruction by TAMU professors, Texas AgriLife Extension Service and local area
experts will cover landscaping, soils, botany, entomology, plant diseases, herbs,
composting, vegetables and fruits, and many other interesting horticultural