·Nominations are being accepted for the Newman 10 small business awards. That can be done online at bryan-rotary.org

·Come out Saturday for the 2nd Annual Iola Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cookoff. Kids activities, vendors, a live auction and live music by the Jody Booth Band with the Steven Marshall Band opening Saturday evening.

·The Junior League of BCS will hold their Bargain Blitz Friday and Saturday at the Brazos County Expo center on Leonard road. Friday evening's preview is from 6 to 8:30, and Saturday's morning's fundraiser is from 8:30 to 3. Visit JLBCS.org

·Walker County Proud Communities is sponsoring the 20th Annual Trash Bash on Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information on where to go and what is accepted, contact eherklotz@ huntsvilletx. gov

·Get FREE compost from Brazos Valley Recycling on Friday & Saturday in exchange for a donation for the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Visit brazosvalleyrecycling. com or call 260.0006 for details.

·The 2nd annual kickball tournament hosted by the Brazos County Coalition Against Domestic Violence will be held March 28th. Deadline for teams to register is Saturday. Email jrodriguez@cstx.gov

·Lithographs and engravings are part of the newest exhibition at the Forsyth Galleries. Come see "Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny, Real and Imagined" through March 17th. Visit uarttamu.edu for more info.

·Elks Lodge is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 28th from 2 to 5 p-m. Children ages 2 through 12 years old are invited to come out for the hunt, games, prizes and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Contact 846-2096 for more information.

·KAMU invites Brazos Valley businesses to contribute items to their spring fundraising auction. Learn more by calling KAMU's Vicki Holloway at 845-5611 or e-mailing her at VickiH@tamu.edu

·The 21st "You're the Tops" luncheon benefiting The Prenatal Clinic will be held  Saturday, April 25 at the College Station Hilton.  This year's honorees are a diverse and dynamic group of women who work hard to improve life in the Brazos Valley in so many ways. Ticket information is available by calling Lynn Yeager at 979-595-1783.






·For more information about becoming a Master Gardener, Brazos County gardening best practices, or other gardening events, visit their website at brazosmg.com or on Facebook at facebook.com/brazosmg

·The Aggie Swim Club invites you to check out what they have to offer with a free first week. Visit AggieSwimClub.org to review times and programs.

·Participating Northgate businesses have special red cups ready to give out and fill up with free, non-alcoholic refreshments to anyone identifying themselves as the sober driver for the night from B-V-CASA and the Sheriff's Department.

·The Brazos Valley Farmers' Market Association offers fresh locally grown vegetables and fruits for sale every Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to noon on the corner of Texas Ave. & William J. Bryan Pkwy.

·Visit the finest museums and galleries in the Brazos Valley with the Museum Pass! This exclusive pass lets you visit many area museums, all for one low price. Click on the Museum Pass link at acbv.org to purchase one today!

·The Community Foundation builds charitable endowment funds to benefit area non-profits far into the future. Consider the options of building your charitable legacy with the Community Foundation at cfbv. org

·Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living is a community based non-profit organization of and for people with disabilities. Visit them on facebook or call 776-5505.

·Help the Brazos Valley Food Bank bring hope to the table by supporting the Feeding Hope Sponsorship Campaign.  Sponsorship opportunities can be found at  bvfb org

·The Brazos Valley Service Rifle Association is seeking new members. They are dedicated to promoting high-power rifle marksmanship in the Brazos Valley. For more info visit bvsra.org

·The first Tuesday of each month, join the Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, for Recycle Days!  Bring in your recycled goods and you will receive half-priced admission.  For more information, please call (979) 779-KIDS (5437) or visit mymuseum.com

·The Brazos Valley Texas Master Naturalists is holding monthly meetings in the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History’s Discovery Room on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Join the Chapter for this free event.

·The Rio Brazos Audubon Society is holding monthly meetings in the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History’s Discovery Room on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. The meetings are free and open to visitors.

·DBSA Brazos County is a free, peer-led support group for people with depression or bipolar illness and their families. Email brazosdbsa@gmail.com for more information.

·Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley is seeking adult volunteers to be a friend and mentor to local children.  Call 268-5814 or log on to bbbsbrazos.org.

·You can help fund Innovative and Creative teaching grants and scholarships that allow students learning opportunities in CSISD.  For more information visit www.csisd.org




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