Open Your Heart, Open Your Purse Luncheon

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Bryan/College Station invites you to the “Open Your Heart, Open Your Purse and Open Your Piggy Bank” Luncheon on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Miramont Country Club. The cost of attendance is $50.00 per person.

Please send your check, made payable to The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to:


Your reservation check must be received by August 15th.

For more information, please contact Carol Wagner at (979)846-7077 or

TENT Meeting

Meeting under the tent in Milano at 7:00 pm nightly. All Welcome!!

Thurs. Sept. 14th – Pastor Jeremy LaBorde / Waco
Fri. Sept. 15th – Dr. Olu Lawrence / Nigeria
Sat. Sept. 16th – Pastor Samuel Manzewitsch / Reynosa, Mexico

Back to School Block Party with Salvation Army

On Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm, The Salvation Army congregation will host a “Back to School” Block Party in partnership with Great Clips and other local businesses to provide free haircuts, food, and games to school aged children. Sponsor and volunteer opportunities are available.

2017 API Bass Tournament

Hosted by Austin Chalk Chapter and Brazos Valley Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute

proceeds benefit local charities and educational endowments

Friday- 5:00pm- registration and fundraiser, complimentary food and beverages. the first fifty kids that show up will receive a gift.

Saturday- Tournament- 6:00am to 4:00pm, complimentary food and beverages on the lake and at weigh in.

You must be present to win drawings and door prizes

Aggie FCA Game Day

Join The Fellowship of Christian Athletes on Saturday September 16th as the Fightin’ Texas Aggies take on The University of Lousiana Lafayette. Pre-game programming will begin at 9:00am – Game time at 11:00.

$40 includes a pregame meal, drifit Aggie FCA T-shirt, and ticket to the game.

Tickets must be purchased in groups of at least 10. This is a great opportunity for sports teams, church groups, companies etc. to enjoy an Aggie Football Game while also being encouraged by testimonies of Aggie Athletes!

All Star Child Care Conference Event

The All Star Child Care Provider Training committee invites childcare providers to register for their 2017 multi-county conference set for Saturday, September 16th from 8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the Brazos Center in Bryan, Texas. The county offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Lee, Milam and Montgomery have an array of speakers and workshops dedicated for educators, early childhood teachers, and providers. Workshop topics include: The Value of Play in Young Children’s Lives; Heatstroke Prevention; Transportation Safety; A Classroom Where Everyone Belongs-Leadership; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome & Shaken Baby Syndrome; Zika, West Nile Virus and Flu Protection in Childcare; and Communicating with Children.
The sessions will be instructed by professionals from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, the Brazos County Health Department, Blinn College, College Station ISD and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Registration is currently open online at and is also available by mail and should be postmarked by September 5, 2017. Late registrations are subject to additional fees. Forms for mailing registrations are available at The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a component of the Texas A&M System and is an approved provider of professional development training for child care providers in the state of Texas. All content, including face-to-face and online courses, meets Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing annual training requirements for child care providers working in home and center-based programs.
For more information contact Brazos County Extension Agent, Flora Williams at 979-823-0129 or email

Horse Power: The Story of Horse-Drawn Vehicles at BV Museum of Natural History

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, proudly announces the premiere of its exclusive exhibition, Horse Power: The Story of Horse-Drawn Vehicles, on display from August 24 – January 13, 2018.

Opening on Thursday, August 24, at 6 pm, the public is invited to a free and entertaining lecture by Dennis J. Moore, Owner and Director of the Buggy Barn Museum Complex in Blanco, Texas. Following his talk, guests are invited to an opening reception featuring wine, appetizers, and gallery viewing.

Moore, a 5th generation Blanco Texan, has had a lifelong passion for preserving Western heritage. His love of authentic wagons, carriages, and buggies led him to collect over 100 authentic horse-drawn vehicles and to establish the Buggy Barn Museum in Blanco, TX, in 2011. Visitors at his museum can take a step back in time and view a variety of carriages as well as saddles, tools, and other Western antiques and visit their newest addition: the Old West replica town of Pine Moore.

In addition to the Buggy Barn Museum, Dennis Moore has established himself as the go to person for any film productions that involve horses and/or carriages. Since 2007, he has worked on over 20 productions ranging from commercials to television series to big screen movies, including the award-winning movie, True Grit.

This exhibit, researched and designed in-house by Dr. Rebecca Ingram, focuses on the history and use of horse-drawn vehicles in the United States. From the Conestoga freight wagon to the piano-box buggy, the exhibit explores the wagons and carriages that helped shape American history. The core of the exhibit is the Knott Memorial Wagon Collection, a group of miniature horse-drawn vehicles. Created at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, this fascinating collection of models made its way to Texas A&M University in the 1970s and was recently gifted to the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History.
Alongside the Knott miniatures, early photos of the Brazos Valley, and a variety of other artifacts, the exhibit features three full-size, original vehicles. These include a funeral coach dating to 1860, on loan from the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, Texas, and a turn-of-the-century phaeton (a type of open carriage), used in the 2010 film True Grit, on loan from the Buggy Barn Museum in Blanco, Texas.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs. This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station & the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

The Museum is open to visitors Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-5 pm. For more information about this adult program, exhibits and other displays, events, programs and activities, please contact the Museum at 979-776-2195, visit them on the web at, or follow them on Facebook. Regular Museum Admission fees: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; members and children 3 and under are free.

Coffee with CASA

Join Voices for Children, CASA of Brazos Valley for an evening at Mad Hatter’s Tea Room in Caldwell. It will be a casual come-and-go event from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM with a brief presentation at 5:30 PM by Kate Mason, Voices for Children’s Recruitment and Training Manager.

The event, Coffee with CASA, will inform attendees about Voices for Children and specifically how the program serves their community. Right now, Voices for Children is in need of more volunteers from Burleson County. The program serves 33 foster kids in Burleson County but only has 3 volunteers from the region.

Owner of Mad Hatter’s Tea Room, Jeanie Price, said, “This is a cause near and dear to my heart and I know there are never enough volunteers.” Jeanie has been a long-time supporter of Voices for Children and was happy to offer Mad Hatter’s as the venue for the event. She will be generously donating her establishment along with coffee and refreshments in support of Voices for Children’s intent to recruit more volunteers.

Coffee with CASA wants to stress the effect a volunteer from Burleson County has on an abused or neglected child in their community in hopes of solving the shortage of volunteers from the area. Volunteers for Voices for Children can make an immediate and lasting impact on a child by giving them a voice at a critical turning point in their life.

The last CASA volunteer training for 2017 will start September 9th. For those that are interested in learning more about CASA and want to help but can’t make the event, visit

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 180  children in the Grimes, Burleson, and Brazos counties.


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 September 11th and September12th 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

Pumpkinpalooza Weekend

Pumpkinpalooza Weekend

October 14 Millican Music Festival

October 15 Pumpkinpalooza

(Details to follow)