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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DATE EVENT LOCATION
Sept. 21 Exploring History Lunch Lecture Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Sept. 21 Indian Wards Dedication Veterans Park & Athletic Complex
Oct. 19 Exploring History Lunch Lecture Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Oct. 20 Lights on After-School Lincoln Recreation Center
Oct. 20 Senior Fall Fest American Pavilion
Oct. 24 NFL Football Watch Party Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
Oct. 25-27 Michael Jackson "Thriller" Presentation Lincoln Recreation Center
Oct. 27 Monster's Bash & Haunted House Lincoln Recreation Center
Oct. 28 Trick or Treat at Werewolf Creek Wolf Pen Creek Park
Oct. 30 NFL Football Watch Party Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
Nov. 11 Veterans Day Ceremony Veterans Park & Athletic Complex
Nov. 11 Movies in the Park American Pavilion
Nov. 16 Exploring History Lunch Lecture Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Dec. 2-4 Christmas in the Park Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Dec. 4 Jingle Bell Fun Run B/CS Christmas Parade
Dec. 10 Breakfast with Santa Lincoln Recreation Center
Dec. 10 Age of Elegance Banquet Lincoln Recreation Center
Dec. 14 Holiday Open House Southwood Community Center
Dec. 17 Wreaths Across America Aggie Field of Honor



EVENT DETAILS
EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCH LECTURE
Enjoy lunch while learning about our community's history! Cost is $7 per person.
Luncheons begin at 11:30 a.m. in Aldersgate United Methodist Church, located at
2201 Earl Rudder Fwy. S. Please RSVP the Friday prior by calling 979.764.6371
or mrodgers@cstx.gov.

Sept. 21: Women at Texas A&M Panel Discussion
Oct 19: History of Allen Academy
Nov. 16: College of Veterinary Medicine Celebrating 100 Years

For more details, contact Marci Rodgers at mrodgers@cstx.gov or 979.764.6371.

INDIAN WARS DEDICATION: SEPT. 21
The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial board will dedicate a new bronze statue near the Indian Wars site at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Created by local artist, J. Payne Lara, the statue will depict a Native American from the Tonkawa Tribe scouting with a Buffalo Soldier from the 9th Cavalry Regiment of the U.S. Army. Historically, the 9th Cavalry was one of a few segregated African American regiments. They served with distinction and valor in combat during the Indian and Spanish American Wars.

Event activities will include a presentation on the history of the Buffalo Soldier from board member Bill Youngkin and keynote remarks from Judge Eddie Harrison, a heritage preservationist and board member of the Texas Center for African American Living History. Harrison is also an active member of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston, Texas.

The Indian Wars site recognizes the various military campaigns fought by the Buffalo Soldiers and other U.S. military regiments from 1790 to 1891.

For more information about the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, go to bvvm.org or email info@bvvm.org.

LIGHTS ON AFTER-SCHOOL: OCT. 20
Join the Lincoln Recreation Center on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. as we celebrate the importance of after-school programs with interactive educational fun games and entertainment.

For more information, call 979.764.3779 or visit cstx.gov/lincolncenter.

SENIOR FALL FEST: OCT. 20
Senior adults are invited to enjoy free food, music, a cakewalk, door prizes and much more on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5-7 p.m. under the American Pavilion at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex.

For more details, contact Marci Rodgers at mrodgers@cstx.gov or 979.764.6371.

MICHAEL JACKSON “THRILLER” DANCE PRESENTATION: OCT. 25-27
Zombies are not only dancing in the streets, they're doing it like pros thanks to Ray Brooks of POP Entertainment’s Michael Jackson “Thriller” dance presentation. All ages are invited to learn this classic dance sequence step-by-step at the Lincoln Recreation Center on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee is $10 per person and participants will show off their dance moves in full costume at the Monster’s Bash on Thursday, Oct. 27.

For more information, call 979.764.3779 or email cjohnson@cstx.gov.

MONSTER’S BASH & HAUNTED HOUSE: OCT. 27
The Lincoln Recreation Center will host its annual Monster’s Bash and Haunted House on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5:30-8 p.m. Put on your Halloween costume and join the fun and games! Activities will include the most horrific haunted house, costume and dance contest and more. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for children, including food, drinks, and Halloween candy.

For more information, call 979.764.3779 or visit cstx.gov/lincolncenter.

TRICK OR TREAT AT WEREWOLF CREEK: OCT. 28
If you’re looking for a safe, family-friendly place to enjoy Halloween, Trick-or-Treat at Werewolf Creek is the perfect venue. Wolf Pen Creek Park will transform into a five-acre, trick-or-treating paradise from 5-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Dozens of candy booths will be providing free treats throughout the festival site, which will also feature carnival games, face painting, petting zoo, joy jumps, and much more.

Interested in hosting a FREE candy booth? Register before Oct. 21. Space is limited. For more information, call 764.3486 or visit cstx.gov/Halloween.

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: NOV. 11
The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony is Friday, Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m., in the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. Activities will commence with the Honor Wall Roll Call, a reading of military veteran names recently added to the memorial’s Wall of Honor.

Other activities include a special recognition of Brazos Valley Heroes (Service Medley), keynote remarks, and special presentations of the Advocate and Patriot awards. Following the event, the City will host a viewing of Max, a movie about a Malinois dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan return to the United States.

For more information about the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, go to bvvm.org or email info@bvvm.org.

MOVIES IN THE PARK: NOV. 11
Bring your blankets, chairs and coolers to the American Pavilion at Veterans Park for the Nov. 11 Movies in the Park featuring “Max” on our 32-foot inflatable high definition screen. Admission is free! Gates open at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8.C oolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed. Pets are welcome too! For more details, call 979.764.3486 or email parks@cstx.gov.

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK: DEC. 2-4
Christmas in the Park returns to Stephen C. Beachy Central Park on Dec. 2 from 6-10 p.m., Dec. 3 from 12-10 p.m. and Dec. 4 from 6-10 p.m. Free daily activities include old-fashioned hayrides to view light displays throughout the park, free cookies and hot cocoa, and photos with Santa.

On Saturday, Dec. 3 visitors can enjoy dance performances, inflatables, a petting zoo, two real snow slides and a Holiday Vendor Village with a variety of arts, crafts, jewelry, candles and more. Guests may bring their own refreshments, but coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol, glass containers and pets are not allowed. Food vendors will also be available.

Interested in hosting a vendor booth? Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 18. For more information, visit cstx.gov/Christmas or call 979.764.3486.

JINGLE BELL FUN RUN: DEC. 4
The College Station Parks & Recreation Department’s 27th Annual Jingle Bell Fun Run is set for Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1:15 p.m. and will be followed by the B/CS Christmas Parade. This two-mile run starts at the corner of University Drive and South College Avenue and ends at the corner of Texas Avenue and Villa Maria.

Register today! Entry fee is $15 before Nov. 18 and $20 between Nov. 19 and 25. Race shirts are guaranteed to participants who register by Nov. 18. Dogs are welcome. The run will not be timed and a shuttle will be available to pick up participants at the end of the route to transport back to the start line.

Participants can register at rectrac.cstx.gov or in-person at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road. Packet pick-up will be Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit cstx.gov/christmas or contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 979.764.3486 or parks@cstx.gov.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: DEC. 10
The Lincoln Recreation Center will host its Annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enjoy a free hot breakfast, hosted in collaboration with Pi. Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Omega and Brazos Valley Area Alumnae Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Activities will include: entertainment, Christmas themed carnival games and more. All participants ages 15 and under will receive a gift from Santa. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 979.764.3779 or visit cstx.gov/lincolncenter.

AGE OF ELEGANCE BANQUET: DEC. 10
Senior adults are invited to enjoy evening of fun, fashion and fellowship with a showcase of the latest fashion on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Recreation Center. There will be free food, entertainment and door prizes! Interested in modeling? Sign-up by Nov. 30 at Lincoln Recreation Center or email awilliams@cstx.gov.

For more information, call 979.764.3779 or visit cstx.gov/lincolncenter.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: DEC. 14
All senior adults are invited to Southwood Community Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for delicious holiday treats. Browse the information tables highlighting programs offered to seniors. Entertainment, door prizes and special guests, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, available for pictures.

For more details, contact Marci Rodgers at mrodgers@cstx.gov or 979.764.6371.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA: DEC. 17
Wreaths Across America will be honoring local, fallen veterans by hosting a wreath-laying ceremony in the Aggie Field of Honor, College Station, Bryan City and Oakwood Cemeteries on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. The wreaths are made from balsam fir and stand for one of seven services: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and POW/MIA. The wreaths are sponsored by public donations and are $15 each.

The deadline to purchase a wreath for the 2016 holiday ceremony is Nov. 29. Purchase a Wreaths Across America wreath at: facebook.com/waacsafoh.


MORE INFORMATION: 979.764.3486 
For more information call 979.764.3486 or visit Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station.

Gerry Logan
Special Events Supervisor
979.764.3408, glogan@cstx.gov

Gabby Salazar
Event Activities Assistant
979.764.3442, gsalazar@cstx.gov

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Last updated: 9/12/2016 8:31:41 AM