Wine & TAPAS Dinner will be held at the Greenwade
Saloon in Cat Spring, Texas! Tickets are $75.00 per person and
space is limited so reserve your seat now! Beginning at 6:00
guests will be served a full dinner of exotically flavored
tapas ("little dishes") expertly paired with a
variety of wines served in your own take-home commemorative
wine glass! For more information on this event call
979-277-0088 or send an email to email@example.com.
Be sure to ask about the VIP only cocktail hour and available
Annual Schulenburg Festival - Going on at Wolters Park
Friday - Sunday, this is a great event for the whole family!
There will be a BBQ Cook-off, Carnival, Arts & Crafts
booths and a CPRA Rodeo at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday.
Entertainment includes The Washers, Bri Bagwell, Whiskey
Meyers, The Telstars, Texas Unlimited Band and Cody Johnson.
for more information!
Annual Messina Hof Winery and Resort Harvest Festival - The
public is invited to gather and stomp grapes, enjoy wine
tastin classes, and dine on Vineyard Cuisine at Messina Hof's
37th Annual Harvest Festival. For the first four weekends in
August, Harvest activies and speicalty dinners will take place
at Messina Hof Winery in Bryan. Multiple packages are
available, so email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information and to make reservations.
Hill Garden Club's Event - "Light Up Your Bed with
Bulbs" is going on Saturday at the WJ "Bill"
Rankin Agricultural Complex on 1409 Old Mill Creek Road at
Blinn College in Brenham. Program begins at 9 am with the Fall
Plant Sale and the Bulb Presentation with Margaret Charry of
Abot-Ipco kicks off at 10:15. You will have an opportunity to
order bulbs immediately following the program. Tickets may be
purchased at the door or in advance at Bluebonnet House and
Garden Center: 509 Main Street in Chappell Hill for $10. If
you have any questions call 979-836-2554 or 281-451-4676. You
can also visit CHGardenClub.org. All proceeds from this event
are used for non-profit purposes.
Caliber Gun and Knife Show - There will be an exciting gun
and knife show at the Brazos Valley Expo Center Saturday and
Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. Visit saddleandsirloin.tamu.edu
for more up-to-date information!
Peter & Paul Catholic Church of Frelsburg's Country
Festival - Holy Mass will begin at 8:45, followed by
coffee and pastries. The fish fry kicks-off at 11 and drive
thru plates are available! Other activities include a live
auction, bingo, ring toss, country store, fish pond and toy
drawing! Live music will be presented by Douglas Polasek &
DJ Ricky Canik, and a Free Dance with entertainment by the Red
Ravens will take place after the auction! For more
information, call 979-732-3430 or 979-732-0257.
Drive! Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Brazos Valley will
hold a blood drive on Wednesday and Thursday, August 6-7 at
Germania Insurance Northside shop building from 9:00 - 3:00
each day (Hwy 290 at Becker Drive). Donors can sign up at www.giveblood.org
or call Germania at (979) 836-5224. Blue Bell is donating gift
certificates to donors!
Grange Little League - La Grange Little League will hold
their annual membership meeting on Wednesday, August 6
beginning at 6:30 pm at the Randolph Recreation Center. Those
interested in joining must attend this meeting and should
arrive at 6 pm for a short informational meeting. Any
questions should be directed to current board members.
Street Opry "Pickin' and Grinnin' with the Chickens"
- Doors to the Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center open
at 5:30 and the show starts at 7:00. This month's
entertainment includes Tom Morris, Tori Vourganas, Arnold
Parker and The Farm Street Opry Band. Admission is $5.00 and
kids 10 and under are free!
Swan" Presented by Thrivent Financial - Dennis
Swanberg, Pastor turned Comedian, has been winning the hearts
of audiences across the country. He has numerous publications,
video productions and television shows! Head out to St. John
Lutheran Church in Bellville for this show benefiting Habitat
for Humanity! Decadent desserts will be available for a free
will donation after the show! For information call Karen
Peters at 979-865-4590 or Brenda Stewart at 979-877-4624.
Concert & Ice Cream Social - Bellville United
Methodist Church presents "In the Good Old Summer
Time" Piano Concert and Ice Cream Social. Rob Landes will
be performing beginning at 2:00 pm. This is a fundraiser for
Ruth Circle and a Love Offering will be taken.
Star Star Gallery Trade Days - Saturday and Sunday the
Lone Star Gallery in Warrenton is hosting Trade Days! Saturday
from 10:00 - 6:00 and Sunday from 10:00 - 4:00 you can
purchase vintage, antique, re-purposed, modern and shabby
items. Free parking is available and tickets for the event are
$5.00 at the door. Children ages 13 and under are free! Visit thelonestargallery.com
for more information!
County Sheriff's Posse Parade - Parade kicks-off at 10 am
at the Courthouse Square in La Grange. Come out for a great
event for the whole family!
Fiesta - Support your local fire department at this year's
Fireman's Fiesta! This event will be held at Brenham Fireman's
Training Center and will kick-off with an all-you-can-eat
Steak and Sausage meal from 5:30 - 8:00. The auction will
start at 7:00. You can purchase your tickets at the door for
$15 or in advance for only $12 at Robert's Service Station,
K&M Grocery, Dan's Meat Market or from any member of the
Annual Cowboy Chuteout - The Washington County Fairgounds
in Brenham is hosting this new event! Gates open at 6:30 and
the event will begin at 7:30. This will be a night full of
bull riding, welcoming open riders and junior riders ages 11 -
15 years. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids 6
Addition Multi-Purpose Gym - Brenham Christian Academy
will be celebrating the new gym with the ribbon cutting going
on at 5:30 pm at 2111 South Blue Bell Road in Brenham.
Breakfast - This month's event is being hosted by Verizon
Wireless in Brenham. It begins at 7:45 am at 270 Hwy 290 W.
Breakfast is being sponsored by BBVA Compass.
Technology Seminar - Toni Harris will be hosting a seminar
on why mobile cannot be ignored, how it is the new reality for
small businesses and nonprofit organizations and what you can
do to help your clients become more mobile-friendly! This
event will be held at the Blinn College Student Center in
Brenham from 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm. Cost is $15 for chamber
members and $25 for non-members.
After Hours Networking Event - This month's event is
hosted by Kruse Memorial Lutheran Village at 1700 East Stone
Street from 5:00 - 7:00. Learn more about Kruse Memorial
Lutheran Village at www.krusevillage.org.
Business After Hours - The Bryan College Station Chamber
of Commerce and Atkinson Toyota invite you and your staff to a
Business After Hours Thursday, August 14 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.
Come out to Atkinson Toyota at 728 N. Earl Rudder Freeway in
Bryan for food, fun and networking opportunities!
and Finance Seminar - Edward Jones is hosting a program
featuring Julie Kutac, the Regional Outreach Coordinator for
The Alzheimer's Association. She will be going over the top 10
signs of Alzheimer's. Additionally, Scott Temple, the Wealth
Management Coordinator for Saybrus Partners will be giving a
presentation on Long Term Care Insurance. These presentations
will take place from 11:30 - 1:00 pm at Kruse Village
Retirement Community in Brenham. Lunch will be served. To
reserve space for yourself and a guest at this educational
workshop, call Megan McCoy at 979-836-1730 by August 13.
Annual Celebration - The Bellville Volunteer Fire
Department is celebrating 125 years of service! Beginning at
5:00 pm, you can head out to the Austin County Fairgrounds for
tons of fun activities including an Auction, Carnival,
Cakewalk and BBQ Chicken and Sausage dinner. Drive thru
tickets are also available for purchase.
Market Day - Head out to the East Pavilion of the Brazos
County Expo Center for this great event where you can buy,
sell or trade all things equine! Doors open at 8:00 and the
event will run until 2:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased a t the
door or you can call Lee at (979) 777-9239. This event is
being sponsored by the Brazos Valley Driving and Riding Club.
Valley Council on Alcohol & Substance Abuse - This
ribbon cutting will be held at 11:00 am in the Chamber
Conference Room at 314 S. Austin Street in Brenham.
Duo - Welcome the new business Print Duo into the Chamber
of Commerce Wednesday at 4:00 at the Chamber Conference Room
Splash MUDD Volleyball Tournament - Hosted by Hospice
Brazos Valley, this event will take place behind Slovacek's
Sausage Store in Snook. People from all over the Brazos Valley
are invited to get down and dirty for this worthy cause. The
deadline to register is August 19 at noon. The goal is to
raise money for the continued care of Hospice Brazos Valley's
patients. Visit ktex.com
to register your team today!
County Fair - Going on Thursday through Sunday at the
Fairgrounds in LaGrange! There will be a carnival, exotic
petting zoo, talent show, BBQ Cook-off, Horseshoe & Washer
Pitching Tournament and more! Great entertainment lined up for
every night, so come out for some fun!
Stanislaus Catholic Church 77th Annual Labor Day Homecoming
Festival & Bazaar - Chappell Hill. Holy Mass -
9:00 am; Catered meal served at 10:30am-1:30pm by Chappell
Hill Bakery & Deli other variety foods available after
2:00 pm; Booths open at noon Ham, Toy, Grocery, Ring Toss,
Target the Card, Cake, & Grandma's Kolaches &
Children's Rides; Live Auction starts at 2:00pm; Bingo starts
at 2:30pm; Raffle at 9:00pm FREE DANCE starting at
5:00pm by: Daniel & the Country Boys from Brenham, Tx and
Texas Remedy from Cypress, Tx....for more information call
Annual Texas Word Wrangler Festival - The Giddings Public
Library and Cultural Center and the Giddings Area Chamber of
Commerce invite you to participate with them on Friday as they
"Celebrate Texas Authors"! Over 20 authors will be
at the event for readings ,excerpts, and book signings at
individual author stations. This year's festival will also
incldue a special program honoring the Home Town Heroes. To
kickoff this festival, a Gala will be held Thursday, September
11 at 6:00 pm, followed by a program at 7:00. Sponsorships are
still being accepted.
Festival of Lights - From 4:00 - 9:00 pm you can enjoy the
annual celebration taking place at Hempstead Gazebo Park. Join
them for entertainment, vendors, parade and even a visit from
Santa, himself! They will also have a home and business
decorating contest with great prizes up for grabs!
Happenings Around the Brazos Valley
(Christ Over Our Life) - Christ to the Nations Church is
offering COOL Recovery Program meetings for alcohol and
substance abuse. The meetings are held Tuesday nights at 7:00
pm at Christ to the Nations Church, 1407 Main in Brenham.
BLUE ANIMAL RESCUE SEEKING NEW VOLUNTEERS!
THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT AREAS THEY NEED HELP WITH, FOSTER
HOMES, ANIMAL CARE, EDUCATION & OUTREACH, MARKETING,
DONATIONS & MORE. FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.t-bar.org
or email email@example.com
County Shooting Club Membership Drive! Purchase
a 1 yr family membership for only $50! Funds
will be used to pay for repairs needed to open the clubs
shooting range! You
will receive Washington County Shooting Club Membership Cards
with range rules and instructions. Send
your checks and any extra donations you might want to give to: Washington
County Shooting Club P.O.
Box 333 Brenham, Texas 77834-0333. For info email Finney
a 2014 Fundraising Calendar! When you purchase a calendar
you get an entry into the 2014 weekly and monthly prize
drawings. 64 chances to win in 2014 and even if you win your
name goes back in for the rest of the year, so you could win
multiple times! The Second Monday of every month they will
draw for the weekly $50.00 Visa Gift Cards and monthly grand
cost $20.00. Proceeds to benefit the
. You can
purchase calendars at Parts and More,1407 Day Street or call
out with CASA! If you’re looking for a new way to make
changes, resolve to help others in need. Consider becoming a
CASA volunteer and make a difference in a child’s life and
your own! More than 24,000 children in the
foster care system need caring adults to look out for them.
They need a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate®)
volunteer to help get through the foster care system as
quickly as possible, and into loving homes where all their
needs are met and their dreams can flourish. Training begins
in February. Every child in foster care needs someone to help
them through this difficult time.
CASA for Kids of South Central Texas is a nonprofit that
advocates for abused and neglected children in
, Waller, and
. For more information visit www.wespeak4kids.org facebook.com/casaforkids
or contact CASA by phone at 979-277-0088.
Motorcyclists Association in Brenham - CMA is an
international, interdenominational, evangelistic motorcycle
ministry whose vision is "changing the world, one heart
at a time". This worldwide ministry is dedicated to
reaching people for Christ in the highways and byways through
the avenue of motorcycling. A new chapter is forming in the
area and they are looking for members! If you are interested
in joining this organization, contact Dane Houston at
979-451-3022, Art Senteno at 979-224-8848, Bob Pudwill at
832-341-2388 or Jon Alaniz at 979-575-3879. This is open to
both riders and non-riders, so call them today!
County Fair Vendors Needed - Vendors to serve the main
entree in the German Czech Mart for the Fayette County Fair
are needed! For more information call Rose Urbanovsky at
Exercise Program - 2:00 - 3:30 every Monday and Wednesday
through August 27 at Scott & White Wellness Center!
Texercise is a statewide fitness program to educate and
involve Texans and their families in physical activities and
proper nutrition. For more information, or to register,
contact Scott & White Wellness Center at 979-830-5017.
Young Senior Center Resale Shop - Help out by
donating to this great cause! The shop accepts linens, clothing, household
decor, furniture and more. All donations can be dropped off at
Alamo. If you have items to be picked up, call the shop at
836-1430. All proceeds from the
resale shop help provide lunches for homebound senior
Washington County. For more information, call the
Senior Center at 836-6552.