Hospice​ ​Thrift​ ​Store’s​ ​Grand​ ​Reopening​ ​&​ ​Ribbon​ ​Cutting

The Hospice Thrift Store will soon be moving from its current location on Cavitt Road in Bryan and celebrating its grand reopening at its new location right behind Chicken Oil Company at 3710 Old College Road. You are invited to attend this free celebration on Friday, November 17th from 11:30am-1:30pm. The festivities will feature a ribbon cutting, refreshments, and prizes.
Giveaways will include special coupons for the first 50 customers along with a raffle drawing for books for a year and clothing for a year. All proceeds from the Hospice Thrift Store benefit locally
based non-profit Hospice Brazos Valley. To learn more about the grand reopening celebration, follow them on Facebook @HBVThriftStore.

First Fest

A free community fall festival with games, candy, prizes and more!


College Station Baptist Church 30th Anniversary Gospel Concert

Join us as we celebrate God’s blessings over the past 30 years and anticipate the adventure He has for our future. At 4 p.m. satisfy your physical hunger with a tasty plate of fried fish and at 6 p.m. satisfy your spiritual hunger with the Southern Gospel singing of the Tipps Trio, a female group from East Texas. Come fellowship and worship with us as we praise our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Hospice Thrift Store Grand Re-opening

The Hospice Thrift Store will soon be moving and celebrating it’s
grand reopening at it’s new location. The thrift store will be moving from its current location on
2814 Cavitt and reopening at a bigger retail space with increased customer parking at 3710 Old
College Road in Bryan, Texas. The new location will also allow the Hospice Thrift Store to accept
and showcase more furniture and home decor donations. The ribbon cutting and grand reopening
festivities details are as follows:

When: Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Place: 3710 Old College Road, Bryan, Texas
Located behind Chicken Oil Company & J. Cody’s Restaurants
Cost: Free and open to the public to attend
What: Hospice Brazos Valley executive team and board will be present for
ribbon cutting. Special prizes and refreshments will be offered.

Prizes offered at during the grand reopening celebration will include coupons for 25% off the entire
purchase for the first 50 customers. In addition, a raffle drawing will be held to give away the two
grand prizes of books for a year and clothing for a year.

The Hospice Thrift Store has served the Brazos Valley for the past 24 years since its first location
opened as Hospice Mart in October 1993 at 425 S. Main Street in Downtown Bryan. All the
proceeds from the Hospice Thrift Store benefit locally based non-profit Hospice Brazos Valley.
During this time the community has helped the Hospice Thrift Store raise over $3 million dollars to
benefit Hospice Brazos Valley patients and families. These monies ensure that everyone in the
community has access to first-class hospice care and grief counseling regardless of their ability to

The Hospice Thrift Store would like to thank the Bryan/College Station community for their decades
of support by inviting everyone in the area to join us in celebrating the opening of their new
location. For more information, please follow us on Facebook @HBVThriftStore or email Maria
Wiggins at mwiggins@hospicebrazosvalley.org .

Food Manager 2-Day Certification Training

The Brazos county office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, in collaboration with the Brazos County Health Department, is offering a 2-Day professional food manager certification training course on November 13th and November 14th beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day. The training teaches techniques for preparing and handling food safely when serving customers. This program will be held at the Brazos County Health Department which is located at 201 North Texas Ave., Bryan, TX 77803. The cost of the training course is $125.00 which covers the cost of the training, materials, and a national food manager certification examination. The food manager’s certification will be valid anywhere in the state of Texas for 5 years. For more information or to register, please contact the Brazos County Extension office at 979-823-0129. More information can also be found at brazos.agrilife.org.

Central Baptist Church Annual Fall Festival

FREE games, inflatables, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, food, CANDY

Owl-O-Ween Festival at BV Museum of Natural History

Join the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History for an Owl-O-Ween Festival for all ages from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20th! Admission to Owl-O-Ween is free;
carnival games cost one or more tickets, and can be purchased for a dollar each at the Museum. The spook-tacular event includes educational booths, face painting, crafts, carnival
games, (including Treat Walk, and Monster Fishing) and live Halloween animals! Come visit with the Reptile Hospice & Sanctuary, The Texas A&M Biology Department, & Urban
Interface & enjoy displays featuring iconic Halloween animals. Festival participants will be entertained by “Scarlet”, a red Argentine Tegu lizard, monitors, pythons, and more from
the Reptile Sanctuary and owls from The Urban Interface.

Older children can have a hoot of a time with the haunted woods tour. Haunted forest tours will be led in the Carter Creek Nature Trail by the Texas A&M Zoological Society. A
haunted tunnel and other activities for younger audiences will also be available inside. All ages are invited to come in costume for a chance to win trophies in the following
categories: scariest; cutest; most unique; best child; best adult; and best group. Awards will be announced at 7 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to view museum exhibits, and participate in all the fun while learning about Halloween animals and Halloween safety.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is open to visitors Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regular admission fees: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; children 3
and under are free. To learn more about this and other Museum events, activities and exhibitions call 979-776-2195, visit their website at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org, or follow
them on Facebook.

Superhero Fun Run Fundraiser for Voices For Children

On November 4th, 2017, the Bryan/College Station community will have the opportunity to participate in the first ever Superhero 5K and 1K. The Superhero Fun Run, hosted by Aggieland Realtors, is meant to raise money and awareness for local non-profit Voices for Children.

The 5K and 1K route will take place at the beautiful Lake Walk Town Center near the new Stella Hotel. The event starts at 8AM with the 5K for adults followed by the 1K for kids at 9AM. Everyone is encouraged to dress up and run in their favorite superhero or villain costumes.

Karen Pollok and Carla Henderson, owners of the Aggieland Realtors, give insight into the benefits of the Superhero Fun Run – “It is a fun, exciting, and healthy way for us to inspire our community and to advocate for innocent children who need the protection of heroes!”

After the races, there will be a dance party for the kids and an awards ceremony for best costumes. There will also be food trucks at the finish line for hungry runners. All proceeds from the Superhero Fun Run will benefit Voices for Children.

Registration for the Superhero Fun Run is open at $20 for the 5K and $10 for the 1K. Packet pickups will be held at the Real Estate Gallery on Friday, November 3rd from 5-7PM and at The Lake Walk Town Center on November 4th from 7:30-8AM. To register, got to http://vfcbrazos.org/superhero.

Voices for Children, CASA of Brazos Valley is a nonprofit program that recruits and trains volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASAs) in the community to advocate for children that have been removed from their home and/or are in the foster care system. Voices for Children serves over 200 children in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, and Madison counties.

Masquerade Marketplace at College Station Medical Center

Join Us for the First Masquerade Marketplace!

WHO:                        The Community

WHAT:           Masquerade Marketplace – Jewelry & Accessories                                           Cash & Credit/Debit Cards Accepted

WHERE:         College Station Medical Center                                                                      1604 Rock Prairie Rd – Front Main Entrance

WHEN:              Friday, Nov 3rd from 6 am – 6 pm

Everything is $5!!
All proceeds benefit the Sunshine Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization founded by volunteers at College Station Medical Center. The auxiliary is supports healthcare-related causes and and funds scholarships for future healthcare professionals.

For more information or to RSVP, call 979-764-5100

Trunk or Treat at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Bring your whole family to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and enjoy a safe, fun, Halloween alternative to trick-or-treating door to door! Come in your favorite costume, and go car trunk to car trunk in our parking lot for all of your candy and game needs!

There will be hundreds of pieces of candy, games, food trucks, face painting, a bounce house, and more! There will even be a fire truck and firemen, courtesy of the Bryan Fire Department!

Come be a part of the fun at St. Luke’s on Halloween night from 6 to 8 p.m.