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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486

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HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO

Start the new year with a renewed commitment to living a healthy and active life. Fitness centers, medical professionals, and nutrition consultants provide healthy living information, demonstrations, health assessments, and much more. Wear your athletic gear to participate in the fitness demonstrations. Interested in hosting a booth? Click here. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 31.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • Jan. 8 • 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

38TH ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE CELEBRATION
Join us for a free evening of praise honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hear words of empowerment from Derron Robinson of Somerville High School, along with uplifting music and dance performances. Special recognition will be bestowed on those who have made a significant impact in our community. Dinner by K&J Southern Cuisine is served after the  celebration. The menu includes chicken and waffles or shrimp and grits. The cost is $12 per plate or $25 for both entrees.

All Ages • Celebration is free (Dinner is $12 per plate or $25 for both entrees) • Fri. • Jan. 14 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
Calling all friends and neighbors to help clean up the neighborhood around the Lincoln Recreation Center.

Ages 14+ • Free • Sat. • Jan. 15 • 8:30-10 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

JOB FAIR
Dress to impress and bring your resume to connect with local employers. The fair is offered in partnership with Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley.

Ages 16+ • Free • Wed. • Jan. 19 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEONS • REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY BEFORE LUNCHEON
The Historic Preservation Committee and Parks and Recreation Department present monthly lectures about our community’s history. Attendance is free, but lunch is $7 per person. Lunch reservations are required by the Friday before the luncheon. Call 979.764.3486 or visit rectrac.cstx.gov or a parks facility to reserve your lunch. Payment is required at registration.

All Ages • $7/lunch • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Larry J. Ringer Library

Jan. 19 • “My First War: Reflections on Operation Enduring Freedom 2001” by David Fujimoto
Feb. 16 • “Women in Texas: The Good & Bad” by Jan Devereaux
March 16 • “Aggie Sports” by Dave South
April 20 • “The Bush Library” by Warren Finch

FINANCIAL LITERACY • REGISTRATION: DEC. 6-FEB. 3
Learn about financial literacy, debt management, and how to make better money decisions with Frost Bank. Lunch is provided.

Ages 18+ • Free • Thu. • Feb. 3 • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

UJAMAA MARKET PLACE
Enjoy a day of shopping at black-owned businesses and Afrocentric vendors. Shop for homemade goods and unique gifts such as apparel, art, jewelry, food, candles, and much more.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • Feb. 5 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

WHO ARE WE: WE ARE BLACK HISTORY
Lincoln Recreation Center youth and local organizations take us on a journey through the history of black excellence. They explore various African American inventors, poets, musicians, and dancers. Young entrepreneurs and visionaries also exhibit their knowledge and creations. Light refreshments are served. Interested in participating? Email mwatson@cstx.gov or call 979.764.3779.

All Ages • Free • Thu. • Feb. 24 • 4:45-6:45 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

NATURE CENTER’S STAR PARTY 
Learn about the astronomical world around us through educational booths, games, and much more. Light, galactically themed refreshments are served as we explore the sky.

All Ages • Free • Fri. • Feb. 25 • 7-10 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

OLD SCHOOL VS NU’ SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME & SKILLS COMPETITION
Still got game? Past and current Lincoln Recreation Center members and staff are invited to participate in the
annual basketball game and skills competition (free throw and three-point shooting). The free skills competition kicks off at 2 p.m., followed by the game at 3:30 p.m.

Ages 16+ • $9 per player • Sun. • March 7 • 2-6 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

MOVIES IN THE PARK: “A DOG’S JOURNEY”
Join us for Movies in the Park, Pups and Popcorn Night at the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater. We’ll show “A Dog’s Journey” on our 32-foot-wide inflatable, high-definition screen. Admission is free, gates open at 5 p.m., and the movie begins at sundown. Bring refreshments, lawn chairs, and blankets, but remember that coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller — and don’t bring alcohol or glass containers. Come early and enjoy our giant lawn games. You can buy popcorn from a vendor, but if you enter via Holleman Drive, you’ll receive free popcorn and a treat for your pet while supplies last. Please be prepared to clean up after your pet.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • March 26 • 5-10 p.m. • Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater

MONARCH MARCH
Celebrate the life of the monarch butterfly with a walk-through at Lick Creek Park’s Monarch Waystation, educational booths, tips on how to create your own waystation or butterfly garden, and much more.

All Ages • Free • Sun. • March 27 • 1-4 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA

Hop on over to celebrate Easter with holiday themed games, and grab a photo with the Easter Bunny. In lieu of an egg hunt, kids ages 10-and-under receive a bag filled with eggs, candy, toys, and a coloring sheet.

All Ages • Free • Thu. • April 14 • 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: “A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” • REGISTRATION: DEC. 6-APRIL 28
Join us at the Lick Creek Nature Center Amphitheater for Shakespeare in the Park performed by Blinn-Bryan Theatre Troupe. In this one-act adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy, four players in a traveling clown troupe wake up one morning to discover that they have been abandoned by the other members of the company. That evening they are required to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream before the local Squire and they have to madly re-invent the play so that it can be done with four clowns. The play starts at 6:30 p.m. and activity booths will be available before the show. Tickets are limited.
 
All Ages • Free • Fri. & Sat. • April 29 & 30 • 5-8 p.m. (play starts at 6:30 p.m.) • Lick Creek Nature Center Amphitheater

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION
Celebrate this memorable day in Mexican history with food trucks, live entertainment, and more!

All Ages • Free • Thu. • May 5 • 4:30-6:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center
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