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Flyin’ Hawaiian 5K and 10K @ Lot 50 - Texas A&M
Mar 26 all-day

This event is open to all ages and everyone in the community. This is our 3rd year hosting the Flyin’ Hawaiian 5K and the first year we are offering a 10K option! The run will begin and end in Lot 50, and both the 5K and 10K will kick off at 8:00 a.m. Two Texas A&M student organizations, Texas Runners Against Cancer and Texas A&M MEDLIFE, are teaming up to fundraise for our respective causes: the American Cancer Society and MEDLIFE (Medicine, Education, and Development for Low Income Families Everywhere).

Race Website: Flyinhawaiian5k.weebly.com
Register at: https://secure.touchnet.com/C21490_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=633
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/392059554487239

Race Day Information:
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Lot 50 on TAMU Campus (near Emerging Technologies [ETB] building)
Registration includes race entry, t-shirt, bib, lei, food, and fun!
Early registration- prior to March 12th
5K: $15
10K: $20
Late registration- March 12th-March 25th
5K: $20
10K: $25

We also have a t-shirt only option ($10) if you can’t make it to the race but still want to support our causes! This option is also found on the registration website.

Registration will be $25 (5K) and $30 (10K) the day of the event.

Want to register as a group? Email us at flyinhawaiian5k@gmail.com to ask about our group rates!

About Us: TRAC and MEDLIFE

Texas Runners Against Cancer, or TRAC, is an organization at Texas A&M University that was founded in 2011 to raise money for the American Cancer Society. This is achieved by running races in the Bryan/College Station area, collecting donations from local businesses/individuals and fundraising. If you’d like to know information about TRAC, visit our website: https://maroonlink.tamu.edu/organization/trac.

MEDLIFE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping poverty-stricken communities in five different countries by providing medical supplies and mobile health clinics. We also send students to these countries multiple times a year to assist in providing medical services and to work on mobile health clinics and complete development projects. If you’d like to know more about the MEDLIFE project of the semester, feel free to visit http://www.medlifeweb.org/blog/item/548-a-home-for-rosa.html.

President Of Dallas Fed To Speak At Texas A&M Mosbacher Conversation in Public Policy @ Annenberg Presidential Conference Center
Mar 27 @ 5:00 pm

COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 27, 2017 — The Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University will hold a Conversation in Public Policy with Robert Kaplan, the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.  Kaplan will discuss economic conditions and the role of monetary policy.

The event will be held at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on Monday, March 27. It will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 5:30 p.m.

Robert Steven Kaplan represents the Eleventh Federal Reserve District and currently serves as a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy. 

“The Bush School and the Mosbacher Institute are pleased to welcome Mr. Kaplan to our campus,” said Lori Taylor, director of the Mosbacher Institute. “Many of the current administration’s plans and policies—tax cuts, spending increases, and renegotiated trade agreements—could create inflationary pressures, and it will be important to understand the range of possible monetary policy responses. President Kaplan’s discourse will surely prove to be enlightening to our students, faculty, and community members.”

Prior to serving at the Dallas Federal Reserve, Kaplan served as the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and senior associate dean at the Harvard Business School and was vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Kaplan also serves as co-chairman of Project ALS and co-chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm that invests in developing nonprofit enterprises dedicated to addressing social issues. He is also a board member of the Harvard Medical School.

The Conversations in Public Policy lecture series brings a prominent policymaker and a subject-matter expert together on stage for an informative, public discussion of their common interests. The Mosbacher Institute serves to produce innovative policy research and top-quality education and training and is named for Robert Mosbacher Sr., who served as secretary of commerce under President George H. W. Bush from 1989 to 1992.  

The event is open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit http://bush.tamu.edu/kaplan/.

Eat Healthy, Be Active Workshop @ Sunshine Center
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am

Workshop 2: Quick, Healthy Meals and Snacks will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. This is the second of 6 monthly workshops that will address tips for a healthy lifestyle. Get recipes, giveaways & healthy food samples! For more information contact the Nutrition Education Coordinator at AnnieW@bvfb.org or 979-779-3663 ext. 109.

Hope Pregnancy Centers’ Luncheon Fundraiser @ Hilton College Station
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hats Off to Bra Art benefiting Health For All @ The Village Cafe
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm

Health for All is hosting HATS OFF TO BRA ART! This fundraiser will include the auction of HEALTH COUTURE ART (both HAT ART & BRA ART) to help raise money for their free clinic serving the uninsured of the Brazos Valley. It will be a fun and unique way to make a difference. Join them for music, entertainment, belly dancers, and of course the live and silent auction of HEALTH COUTURE ART. All Bras and hats will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to Health For all to help with local health needs.

For tickets or more information visit www.hlth4all.org/Bra-Art or call Amanda at 979-774-4176 x117.

All entries are currently displayed at the Village Cafe and online bids are welcomed.

Community Education Event – Top 10 Perennials for Spring Garden Color @ Brazos Center
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Details of Program:   Perennials are defined as plants that return to our gardens each year from the same root part. Unlike annuals that last just one season, well selected perennials can be a permanent part of your garden. This program will help narrow your choices for the Brazos Valley. Dr. Welch will discuss ten of the best perennials for your garden, where they grow best and how to increase their numbers so that you can share them with your friends and family. The public is invited at no charge.

Presenter: Dr. William C. Welch is Professor and Extension Landscape Horticulturist in the Texas A&M University Department of Horticulture Sciences.  He is a three degree LSU alum, has written columns for Southern Living magazine and is the author of Perennial Garden Color and Antique Roses for the South.  He is also co-author of additional books including The Southern Heirloom Garden, The Bountiful Flower Garden and The Bulb Hunter. Dr. Welch will have copies of his books available for sale at this program and all proceeds benefit his scholarship funds in the Texas A&M University Department of Horticultural Sciences.

Funding Nemo
Mar 29 all-day

“Funding Nemo” to Provide a Therapy Dog for Abused & Neglected Children Currently in Crisis

Date, Location:
– On March 29, 2017, Labs for Children is hosting a 24 hour fund raising blitz. The event, “Funding Nemo” will pay for the training and placement of “Nemo” as a therapy dog this fall. “Nemo” is a 10 month old British Labrador Retriever that loves to cuddle and adores children (pictured below). Once he is trained & placed, he will touch the lives of thousands of children. Nemo will accompany children into forensic interviews, assist therapists working with abused children and also work in the court room on occasion, assisting the district attorney in cases of child abuse.

This event is being sponsored by Delta Gamma at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

This event will include an online donation drive, t-shirt sale and other local events. The main event page is https://www.crowdrise.com/funding-nemo/fundraiser/FundingNemo and will be the central place to donate. More details to follow on other components of the event.


About Labs for Children: Children that have been abused feel alone and scared. They lack the courage to tell their stories. Without the courage to speak, these kids shut down with investigators, on witness stands in court rooms and in forensic interviews at child advocacy centers. Therapy dogs provide abused children a safe place to seek comfort, refuge and strength. They give a child the courage to tell their story. Founded in 2017 and based in Austin, Texas, Labs for Children helps abused & neglected kids currently in crisis by placing dogs with forensic interviewers and into court rooms. Labs for Children is the only non-profit in the US focused specifically on placing facility dogs to help abused and neglected children that are currently in crisis.

Blinn College Career Fair @ Blinn College - Bryan Campus Student Center
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blinn College students and potential employers will have the opportunity to network at Blinn’s Spring 2017 career fairs Tuesday, March 28, in Brenham and Wednesday, March 29, in Bryan.

Both career fairs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at each the campus Student Center.

The career fairs allow employers to meet talented students who are eager to learn more about available jobs. Employers may register to attend at one or both locations at www.myinterfase.com/blinn/employer. There is a $25 space reservation fee, and each employer will provided a table with a table cloth. Employers are welcome to bring advertising stands and/or giveaways.

Employers must reserve their spot before March 7 in Brenham and March 8 in Bryan. For more information, email careers@blinn.edu or visit www.blinn.edu/advising/career_services.html.
The event is free for students, and attendees are encouraged to wear professional attire and bring resumes and references.

“Workforce students could find jobs right away at the Career Fair,” said Robert Lovelidge, Guidance and Counseling Director. “Other students could find part-time and full-time jobs available and learn more about local employers.”

Seniors Educational Luncheon @ Brazos Valley Council of Governments
Mar 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Aging and Disability Resource Center is hosting an educational luncheon for the aging population in the Brazos Valley and their caregivers. The luncheon will be from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Brazos Valley Council of Governments at 3991 E. 29th St. in Bryan. They will be discussing “When Should Seniors Stop Driving” by the Hudson Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center and Home Instead Senior Care and “How to Stop Medicare Fraud” by the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

The event is FREE and lunch is provided. For more information contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center 979-595-2831.

Pinchin’ for Alzheimer’s @ Crestview Healthy Living Community
Mar 31 @ 4:30 pm

Come out and join us at Crestview Healthy Living Community on Friday March 31st, 2017 as we kick off fundraising for our team, the Crestview Conquerors, benefiting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. As a community affected by Alzheimer’s, we believe it is important to fundraise and bring awareness to finding a cure year round.

$10 will provide you with a plate of crawfish, sides, a drink, and a dessert!
Food and fun start at 4:30 pm and continue until the crawfish runs out!

**cash will allow for a quicker donation and less wait for crawfish, but there will be means to donate electronically if you prefer to donate with card**

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