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Horse Power: The Story of Horse-Drawn Vehicles @ The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm

BRYAN, TX – 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 www.brazosvalleymuseum.org, or follow them on Facebook. Regular Museum Admission fees: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; members and children 3 and under are free.

Christmas in August Marketplace @ First Baptist Bryan
Aug 25 – Aug 26 all-day
Chrissy’s Closet Back to School Bash @ College View High School
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sat, August 26th from 9-noon at Chrissy’s Closet!  Backpacks with school supplies for the first 100 students. All current, registered CSISD students welcome. Clothes, shoes, toiletries, Sno-cones, cookies, face painting and more!

Chrissy’s Closet is housed in a room at the College View High School located at 1300 George Bush Drive in College Station.

More information on Chrissy’s Closet can be found on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/csisdclothingcloset/

Fill the Ambulance @ Signature Care Emergency Center
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Community Picnic and Back to School Rally @ Lincoln Recreation Center
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
First United Methodist Church Bryan Block Party @ First United Methodist Church Bryan
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Texas Flying Club Pancake Breakfast @ Coulter Field
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Each month we put on a pancake breakfast, open to the public, to bolster interest in aviation and of course hoping that more people will join us in an endeavor to keep aviation open and affordable for everyone, the more the merrier!

Crawlin’ for a Cure: 30 Shades of Brave @ Downtown Bryan
Sep 2 @ 3:00 pm

Show your shades of brave! Join us for “Crawlin’ for a Cure: 30 Shades of Brave” in Downtown Bryan on Sept. 2, 2017 from 3 p.m. – 1 a.m. The event honors all whose lives have been touched by cancer in a colorful show of support and solidarity. Participants are encouraged to incorporate all 30 cancer ribbon colors into their attire.

Crawlers will receive discounted food and beverages and free admission at participating Downtown Bryan businesses, access to the after-party, participation in games and activities, entry into a grand prize drawing, raffle ticket, t-shirt and koozie. Tickets are on sale now and registration for the Crawlin’ for a Cure Scavenger Hunt is open to all who purchase tickets in advance.

Registration: $40
Scavenger Hunt Registration: $30

Registration Link: crawlin4acure.org 

Aggie Women Celebrates 10 Years @ Messina Hof Winery
Sep 7 @ 5:45 pm

Aggie Women, a constituent network of The Association of Former Students, is celebrating 10 years of service to promote the active engagement of women in the educational, charitable, and cultural life of Texas A&M University with a reception at the Bryan location of Messina Hof Winery & Resort.

The 10th Anniversary reception will be Thursday, Sept. 7 beginning at 5:45 p.m. and will include featured guests and speakers who were instrumental in the organization’s past as well as current Aggie women leaders on the Texas A&M campus.

Student speakers will be: Class of 2019 President Amy Sharp; Deputy Corps Commander Sara Wojcak; and Speaker of the Student Senate Jasmine Wang.

The Aggie Women Network connects former students, current students, and the Aggie family through networking and mentoring events; supports students through two Presidential Endowed Scholarships; provides speakers through the Aggie Experts program; and sponsors a conference each year.

The event, presented by the Aggie Women Network and Texas A&M University’s Women’s Resource Center, is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary as space is limited.

To register, visit www.AggieWomen.org/event-2542330 or for more information, email info@AggieWomen.org.

3rd Annual Bee School @ TAMU AgriLife Building
Sep 23 all-day

Brazos Valley Beekeepers Association and TAMU Honey Bee Lab is hosting the Third Annual Bee School September 23. Location is at TAMU Agrilife Building on the west campus. Participants have 41 classes to choose from.  The proceeds from this event will go towards the 4H Brazos Valley Youth Beekeepers’ education program to enable youth to become the next generation of beekeepers.

Visit www.bvbeekeeps.org for more information on the Bee School and for registration.

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