Calendar

Apr
29
Sat
Rooted in Royalty Women’s Conference @ Rivergate Church
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

The “Rooted in Royalty” conference for women 18 years old and older will be held from 9 am until 2 pm on Saturday, April 29th, at the Rivergate Church located at 2608 E Villa Maria Road in Bryan.

The hostess and morning speaker is Kelly Campbell.

The keynote speaker is Kari Perkins of “Get Up and Get Real Ministry.”

The worship leader is Teresa Comparin of “Deep Calls Ministry.”

There will be no childcare provided.

Doors open at 8:30 am for coffee and refreshments. Lunch will be provided.

Advanced registration is $30 at Eventbrite.com. Registration at the conference is $35.

Call 979-571-5642 for any further information.

Beyond the Garden Gate 2017
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brazos County Master Gardeners Host “Beyond the Garden Gate 2017”

Brazos County Master Gardeners will host their annual garden tour on Saturday April 29, 2017 from 9am- 2pm featuring three local gardens.  For the second year in a row this tour will be held in the spring instead of the fall and should inspire gardeners that they can be successful in their own yards. Although there are several short runs of steps, most of the gardens can be viewed from handicapped-accessible paved areas. Only service animals will be allowed into the gardens.

In case of inclement weather, a RAIN DATE has been set for May 6.

Classic Texas

10900 Boxley Bend, College Station

An echo of the Hill Country is to be found along a picturesque bend of the Brazos River.  These gardeners started with a cow pasture and some trees; their labor over several decades has resulted in the highly diverse and water-wise landscape we see today.

Two million pounds of limestone imported from Central Texas provide the structure of this garden cut into the side of a hill on which Native Americans camped for several thousand years.  Drought-tolerant plantings lead to and surround a 21st-century “dog run” house (not open to the public) that, on the river side, commands a panoramic view of an ox-bow, green pastures, and pecan orchards.

Water-wise Texas natives predominate, but it is not all cactus and succulents.  Pollinators, including Monarch Butterflies, are provided with an extensive menu of their favorite flowers.  Fruits and vegetables are mixed among the ornamentals.

Given the slope and clay content of the site, channeling and retaining water run-off is critical to this garden.  This sprawling country garden has lessons that can be adapted by the suburban homeowner.

Texas Best Practices Exemplified

9689 Valley View Drive, College Station

This gently rolling 10-acre property checks ALL the boxes in the Texas Master Gardener’s manual:  pollinator-friendly; composting; rainwater collection; run-off drainage and retention; trees, ornamentals, edibles; Texas natives; outdoor living rooms; recreation…

The plant diversity is impressive and colorful.  It provides not only beauty and tranquility for the gardeners, but nurture and refuge for the non-human residents. Visitors are led naturally through the property by following the curves of the landscaping.  No straight lines here!

These elements are unified by a thoughtful and elegant design that enhances the environment to the benefit of the homeowners, the wildlife, and the community.  See what following “best practices” can achieve in your garden!

Visitors allergic to bee stings should note that active hives are kept on this property.

The Demonstration Idea Garden (DIG)

Brazos County Extension Office

2619 Highway 21 West, Bryan

The Demonstration Idea Garden (DIG) is the beneficiary of thousands of volunteer hours by local Master Gardeners.    Over the years it has grown and been improved upon and now includes: a rose garden, butterfly garden,   shade garden, Texas Superstar garden, veggie garden, an arboretum and rainwater harvesting.

There will be hands-on-activities at this garden for pruning, propagating, saving rainwater and growing plants in the Brazos Valley.

 Ticket Information

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults; up to two children ages 12 and under will be allowed in free with any paying adult. You may purchase tickets at the Brazos County AgriLife Extension Office located at 2619 Highway 21 W. in Bryan or at any of the gardens on the day of the tour.  Checks only will be accepted at the office and cash or checks will be accepted at the gardens.

For more information:

Brazos County Extension Office – 979.823.0129

Website:  www.brazosmg.com

Summer Camp Preview at Children’ Museum @ Children's Museum of the Brazos Valley
Apr 29 @ 9:45 am – 5:00 pm

If you are thinking about sending your child to one of the Children’s Museum’s summer camps, stop by Saturday, April twenty- ninth for Summer Camp Preview Day to learn more about the Museum’s fabulous slate of summer fun camps! The Children’s Museum is located at Four Thousand and One East Twenty-Ninth Street, Suite Eighty in Bryan. More information at cmbv.org.

Renegade Revolution Wrestling Revival @ George Washington Carver Gym
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy a wrestling match that will benefit Grace Covenant Center.

Grace Covenant Center a Community Outreach Ministry is partnering with the George Washington Carver Restoration Project to rehab and repurpose the old school in order to provide a safe haven for the children in the summer months and to further help to successfully restore the families of those previously incarcerated (both men and women) so that both parents can now be back in the homes to properly rear the children.

Meet & Greet- 5:00pm

Doors Open: 6pm

Bell: 7:30pm

A Night of Comedy & Worship at A&M Church of Christ @ A&M Church of Christ
Apr 29 @ 6:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of clean comedy by wildly popular, John Crist, and worship led by special guests, United Voice Worship. General admission seating, doors open at 6pm.

Apr
30
Sun
Brazos Valley Christian Singles Lunch
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Every Sunday at 12:00 pm BVCS invites you to join us for lunch!  Visit our website at calendar@bvcstx.org to view this week’s mid-day meal destination!

3rd Annual “Color the Sky” Kitefest @ Wolf Pen Creek Park
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The 3rd Annual RPTS Kite Fest will be held at Wolf Pen Creek on Sunday, April 30 from 1-4 PM. Admission to the event is FREE and no registration is required. The event will feature a fun, family-oriented afternoon of kite flying, kite competitions, tailgate games, crafts, face painting, as well as fun vendors such as Bricks 4 Kidz, Fungineering, Cook N Grow and more! There will be “field day” type races and other competitions with awesome prizes for the whole family. A build-your-own kite station will be available with a limited number of kites for those who don’t bring their own. We will have a few shopping vendors and food trucks including Napa Flats, El Payasito, Mickey’s Sliders, and Kona Ice. We encourage the community to come out and bring a kite, picnic blanket, pet, etc. and enjoy a relaxing afternoon and some great food at these awesome food trucks.
This is a community-wide event for people of all ages to enjoy an afternoon outdoors as we Color the Sky with beautiful kites! We have incorporated crafts, vendors, and activities that provide opportunities for the entire family to learn, use their imagination, and make lasting memories!
“A Little Bit Wicked” with Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra @ Rudder Auditorium
Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm

Don’t miss this season finale! Join Maestro Bussiki and the BVSO for a Wicked-good evening with stars from the Broadway production of the Tony Award® – winning musical Wicked: Alli Mauzey (Glinda) and Dee Roscioli (Elphaba). Hear these Wicked Divas sing the break out hits from the wildly popular musical Wicked such as “For Good” and “Defying Gravity”. Other showstoppers these stunning vocalists will pull from the Broadway cauldron of hits include music from Chicago, My Fair Lady, Funny Girl, Phantom of the Opera, Titanic, and more!

 

May
1
Mon
Al-Anon Support Group @ A&M Church of Christ
May 1 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

An Al-Anon Support Group meets at the A&M Church of Christ on Mondays from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  The group is open to everyone.  To see what Al-Anon is all about click on the link below.  For more information about this specific group, contact Kathleen at (979)703-1808.

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

 

 

 

 

 

May
2
Tue
First Baptist Church (College Station) Food Pantry @ First Baptist Church (College Station)
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Once a week on Tuesday FBC volunteers provide each family represented with two sacks of groceries. There are no requirements except a photo ID and proof of current address. Recipients must live in the six county area: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Madison, Robertson, and Washington.