Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Westminster Presbyterian

We invite you to join us for our Candlelight Christmas Eve worship. Come celebrate that the light has come, and that it has overcome the darkness!

Winter Star Party

THE STELLA HOTEL TO HOST WINTER STAR PARTY ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

 

 

 

TITLE:         Winter Star Party at The Stella

 

WHAT:        The Stella and Texas A&M University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy are delighted to host the third of their quarterly “Star Parties” series on Thursday, December 14 at 8 p.m.

 

The event will include a variety of telescope stations focused on various celestial bodies such as planets, constellations and the moon. Led by Texas A&M astronomer Dr. Jennifer Marshall, members of her team will be stationed at each telescope to help guide visitors through the viewing process.

 

In addition to stargazing with the experts, The Stella will offer an outdoor bar with warm beverages including the Whiskey Cocoa with whiskey, vanilla, hot chocolate, cream, and a bourbon marshmallow; and traditional Hot Cocoa with mini marshmallows will be available for kids to enjoy.

 

The hotel’s on-site restaurant, Campfire, will also offer a 10% discount for those who would like to come early and dine prior to the stargazing event.

 

For more information, visit www.thestellahotel.com, www.astronomy.tamu.edu  or call 979.421.4000. Reservations for Campfire can be made by calling 979.421.4444 or by visiting the www.campfireatthestella.com.

 

WHEN:         Thursday, December 14 at 8 p.m.

 

WHERE:      The Back Yard at The Stella

4100 Lake Atlas Drive, Bryan, Texas 77807

 

COST:         Free and open to the public

Daddy-Daughter Dance

Enjoy an enchanted evening with your special little lady as the Daddy Daughter Dance returns February 9th and 10th. 

The  Brazos Center in Bryan will be transformed into every little girl’s dream with appearances from beloved princesses, tote bag decorating, cookie decorating, photo booth, formal portraits and of course, dancing! Dinner will be served, as well as desserts and snacks.

                Presented by Brenham National Bank and benefitting the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley, this fundraiser helps to bring new exhibits and events to the museum each year.

                The dance runs from 6pm to 9pm each night, and all ages are welcome on either night!

                Tickets are $125 per daddydaughter couple, and each additional daughter is $25. Children’s Museum members can save $25 per couple, and you can become a Children’s Museum member for as little as $80 per year. Tickets can be purchased online at cmbv.org or by calling the Children’s Museum at 979-779-5437.

A Night In Bethlehem

An outdoor community Faith-based Christmas celebration, celebrating the birth of Jesus with a Living Nativity. The city of Bethlehem comes alive in Bryan, Texas with Christmas caroling, a photo booth, food, fun and family fellowship.

Winter Mini Camp at Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce its Winter Mini Camp program, Early America: a Pioneer Adventure, on December 27-29 and January 3-5.

Journey back in time with us on an exciting adventure where history comes alive! From wagons to railroads, churning butter to milking cows, or quilting to archery, kids will experience pioneer life. As part of their exploration, your child will also discover early transportation secrets from the Museum’s exclusive exhibition, Horse Power: The Story of Horse-Drawn Vehicles!
Students ages 4-12 may come for one day, for several days, or even all five. Adventure topics include: covered wagons; cattle drives; trains & railroads; homesteads; early farming; and life in the cities.

The Museum facilities include classroom areas, the Discovery Room, and a 40-acre park, all used to enhance the learning experience. Our staff members are experienced teachers and, to ensure personalized instruction, classes are kept small, with a teacher to student ratio of 1:10. Of course, this means classes fill up quickly, so don’t wait to register!

Socks for the Sole: A Clothing Drive for Twin City Mission

RejuviSense Relaxation Center is hosting a clothing drive to benefit Twin City Mission called “Socks for the Sole”. We are in need of the following donations: socks (for men, women, and children), deodorant, travel toothpaste, and women’s bras. Twin City Mission provides shelter, counseling, clothing, etc for Brazos Valley homeless and victims of abuse. Please call (979) 329-1226 to schedule a drop-off. You may also leave your donation at the door in a plastic bag at any time. If you would like to arrange for a pickup please email info@rejuvisense.com. Drop Off location: 1722 Broadmoor, Suite 222, Bryan, TX 77802. Please visit www.rejuvisense.com/sockdrive for more details. We will stop collecting items on December 22, 2017 to begin sorting.e>

Christ UMC Ladies Who Lunch

Meets monthly, location and day of week varies. Eat lunch together between 11:30 am-1:00 pm.

Come and go as you please!

Voices for Children 12 Days of Christmas

Voices for Children is raising money through their annual fundraising campaign “12 Days
of Christmas” to help support abused and neglected children during the holidays.

The holiday season is about spending quality time with your loved ones, but not all are so lucky.
Thousands of children across Texas will be away from their families and will have to spend the
holidays in a new and uncomfortable environment.

Voices for Children, a local non-profit, performs the noble cause of advocating for these abused
and neglected children. Voices for Children serves over 200 children in the foster care system
spanning Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, and Madison counties.

For a child in this dire situation, having a CASA volunteer can make all the difference. CASAs
can provide support, hope, and even a few presents to these children in need. CASAs advocate
for what is best for each individual child, giving a level of specified care that the state does not
have the resources to provide.

But Voices for Children needs the support of their community, as well. That is why they are
reaching out this December through their annual 12 Days of Christmas fundraising campaign.
The goal is to raise $12,000 in 12 days. During this holiday season, the 12 Days of Christmas
campaign is a great way to give to those in your community who are less fortunate.

Over 85% of Voices for Children’s funding goes directly to CASA kids. The campaign will begin
on December 1st and conclude December 12th. Anjuli “AJ” Renold, Executive Director of
Voices for Children says, “Any amount helps. No matter the size of your contribution, you are
helping to ensure that every child in foster care has a CASA, and that is a very important thing.”

Donations can be made online at vfcbrazos.org or by mailing or dropping off donations at their
office at 115 N Main St. Bryan , TX 7780 3. Be sure to follow along on Facebook , Instagram , and
Twitter December 1-12 to learn more about the work of CASA.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at A&M Church of Christ

Join us for special time with family friends as we celebrate the birth of our Lord. This event is open to the entire community.

Polar Express Pajama Party

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM TO HOST POLAR EXPRESS PAJAMA PARTY

Kick off the Christmas season with the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley at the Polar Express Pajama Party on Friday, December 8th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Arrive at the Museum Station in your best pajamas, grab some hot cocoa and hop on the Polar Express Train for a moonlight ride. Head inside to warm up with a dinner of soup and sandwiches from favorite local eateries, craft some unique and memorable ornaments with your child, visit with Santa, and then settle in to experience the magic of the Polar Express story. You are sure to go home feeling the spirit of the Christmas season.

Tickets are $20 per child, and $10 per adult, with all proceeds benefiting the new Play Aggieland! exhibit at the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley. Play Aggieland, scheduled to begin construction this year, will bring iconic Brazos Valley landmarks to the Children’s Museum – in child-friendly sizes!