Silver Taps will be held on Tuesday (12/1) on Texas A and M's campus in front of the Academic Building at 10:30 p-m.
The College Station Noon Lions Club is holding their annual Christmas Tree sale fundraiser across from the College Station police department. The lot is open weekdays from 4 until 9 pm and weekends from nine until nine.
As part of Bryan Broadcasting's annual Christmas Angels toy drive, Blue Baker is selling special edition Christmas Angel iced sugar cookies at both locations through Saturday.
The Bryan police department's annual Blue Angel Tree holiday gift drive is underway. Stop by the Bryan police department to select an angel and return gifts by December 7th.
The College Station police department's Breakfast With Santa holiday gift drive is underway. Donations can be dropped off through December 8th at the College Station police department and at Texas A and M's student government association office in the Koldus building.
Reservations are now open for Rudder in the Rotunda - an evening of singing, music and holiday cheer by the Rudder Choir. Performances are December 11th, 12th and 14th at 7 p.m. Call 979-209-7954 for information.
(11/15-12/15) Grind 4 God Ministries is holding a Homeless Hygiene Drive through December 15th. Most needed items include deoderant, diapers and bar soap. Drop off locations are Grind 4 God Ministries and Village Cafe in Bryan.
The George Bush Presidential Library Center's Community Christmas -- modeled after the tree lighting ceremony that takes place annually on the White House grounds – is planned for Thursday at 7 p.m. and will include musical entertainment, a celebrity guest tree lighter and a public reception.
Rio Brazos Audubon Society invites you to their free beginning bird walk Saturday (12/5) morning at Lick Creek Park. Meet at the Chimney Swift kiosk at 8:30.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting a Musical Celebration of Christmas on SATURDAY (SA 12/5) at 7. Come enjoy free music and a beautiful collection of nativity sets from around the world.
It's time for the New Baden Christmas Show! Performances from Rim Shot and the Stetsons are this Saturday (12/5) from 6 to 10 with food sales starting at 5.
The Theatre Company presents Oliver, based on the Charles Dickens’ novel. Performances continue through SUNDAY (SU 12/6). For ticket information visit theatre|company.com
(KILL Jan 22) The Bryan ISD Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for the annual Hall of Honor. More information and nomination forms are online at hall|of|honor dot bryan|t-x dot gov.
The Stark Galleries at Texas A&M University present 4 x 5 and Beyond: Large Format Photography, through December 15th. The exhibition will feature both vintage and contemporary examples of large format photography in both color and black and white.
The Forsyth Galleries at Texas A&M University present Americanisms: Color and Gesture in the Works of the Eight, through December thirteenth.
The Stark Galleries at Texas A&M University present Visual Transcendence featuring the paintings of Michael Collins and ceramics and drawings by Jim Edwards and Amanda Barry through December 15th.
Sign your kids up for the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History's Winter Mini Camp, Mad Scientists. Kids ages 4 to 12 can come one day or all six. December 21st through 23rd and 28th through 30th. Find more information at brazos|valley|museum dot org.
(11/30-12/5) After Sunday’s B-C-S Christmas Parade, Holy Cross Lutheran Church is hosting a free photo opportunity with live camels from their living nativity. The camels will be set up at the end of the parade route off Texas in the parking lot of Kool Smiles.
The Navasota Theatre Alliance hosts a two week run of "A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas" starting THURSDAY (TH 12/3). For tickets visit navasota|theatre|alliance.com
Brazos Valley African American Museum and Texas A and M's Department of Architecture invites you to Lights Within the Milky Way Reception on FRIDAY (F 12/4) from 6 to 9 at the museum.
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is hosting a Holiday Showcase on Tuesday, December 8th from 5:30-7:30. Browse through the gift shop & Museum galleries, visit with authors and artists, and enjoy live music, wine, and hors d'oeuvres. Visit brazos|valley|museum dot org for more information.
Calling all filmmakers! Submissions for the 2016 Red Wasp Film Festival are now being accepted! The deadline to apply is January 2. For more information on how to apply visit redwasp.org or call 979 696-2787.
The Stampede For Need 5-K Run and Walk, benefitting St. Vincent de Paul Society, is in need of sponsors. The event is Saturday, February 27th at Central Park in College Station. Contact St. Mary's Catholic Center at 846-5717 for information.
(KILL 2/29) The Aggie Belles at Texas A and M is taking registrations for their annual Aggie Dance Marathon in support of the Children’s Miracle Network. More information is online at aggie dance marathon dot com.
(11/30-3/21) The George Bush Library is the first venue to host the historic “National Parks Photography Project” exhibit featuring photographs taken at all 59 National Parks by American photographer Mark Burns. On display through March.
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The Brazos Valley Farmers Market has moved to the north side of downtown Bryan. Vendors are set up on 21st Street between Main and Bryan, SATURDAY (SA) mornings between 8 and noon.
The Downtown Bryan Association invites you to explore and discover Downtown Bryan on this month's First Friday. For more information on this month's activities, visit downtownbryan•com.
Come to Mic Check Poetry Sunday evenings at 8:30 at Revolution Cafe and Bar in Downtown Bryan. Event details and upcoming features are online at mic|check|poetry•com.
The Bryan Spring & Summer Activity Guide is now available online or for pick up at the City of Bryan Municipal Office Building, Parks and Recreation office, and Clara Mounce Library. Registration is now open for all programs.
For more information about becoming a Master Gardener, Brazos County gardening best practices, or other gardening events, visit their website at brazos|m|g•com or on Facebook at facebook•com slash brazos|m|g.
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 c-f-b-v dot org
The Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley is a local foundation serving the needs of local people who want their legacy of giving to continue safely into the future. To find out how this non-profit foundation can help your charitable planning locally, contact the Community Foundation at cfbv.org.
The Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley pools over fifty local funds to benefit the non-profits of the Brazos Valley. To ensure your legacy, contact the community foundation at www.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 b-v-f-b dot 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 information, visit b-v-s-r-a dot 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 <http://www.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The Brazos County 4H Faith Riders are seeking new members to join their youth drill team on horseback. For practice schedules and more information, please call 979-324-6390.
Visit the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History. Admission is 5 dollars for adults and 4 dollars for students, seniors and children. Children under three are free. Find more at brazosvalleymuseum.org.
The Brazos County Health Department will be offering free, rapid HIV testing on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 and 1 to 3, and on Thursdays from 8:30 to 11. No appointment is necessary, but a picture ID is required. For information contact Jessica Paul at jpaul at brazos-county-tx dot gov.
Join Texas A&M’s College of Medicine each Thursday evening at the Texas A&M Health Science Center campus on Highway 47 for this year’s Mini-Medical School. These free public talks on health and medicine are followed by Q&A sessions with the health expert. Some of this year’s topics include neurosurgery, cancer risks, how blood vessels grow, and communicating better with your doctor. Go to medicine.tamhsc.edu to learn more. The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine’s 2014 Mini-Medical School does more than educate…it puts you at the forefront of health care!
The Native Plant Society of Texas and Monarch Watch are partnering in a new program called “Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas.” Small grants will be made available to schools, nature centers, and other organizations to create demonstration gardens or “Monarch Waystations” with habitat for migrating Monarchs. The application process for grants is described on the Native Plant Society of Texas website at npsot.org/wp/education/bring-back-the-monarchs-to-texas.
On the second weekend of each month, in cooperation with the City of Brenham and Washington County, a recycling trailer will be available for use by area residents and park staff. The ten bin trailer will arrive on Fridays and then be picked up early Monday mornings. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park is located off Highway 105 between Navasota and Brenham on FM 1155. For additional details call (936) 878-2214, ask for Becky.
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The Stark Galleries and the Forsyth Galleries at Texas A&M University would like to invite the public to see their FREE exhibitions. Located in the newly renovated MSC on campus, the Stark Galleries can be found on the ground floor, and the Forsyth Galleries are on the 2nd floor. Operating hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, Noon until 6:00 pm. Both galleries have docent positions available and need volunteers! For more information, please call 979-845-9251 or visit our websites: uart.tamu.edu or forsyth.tamu.edu
The Blood Center of Brazos Valley introduces CFLexpress, a new benefit that allows donors to electronically complete the required pre-donation health history interview from the comfort of their home or office. A donor may access CFLexpress through The Blood Center’s website, givebloodbv.org <http://www.givebloodbv.org/>.
FACETS (Families of Autistic Children Engaged Together for Support) meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. During the school year (September through May). FACETS meets at the Brazos Valley Rehabilitation Center in Bryan. Childcare is provided while parents can network and listen to an informational program. Whether you are the parent, sibling, grandparent, or family friend of a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), we are here to help support each other. New faces are always welcome.