The month of October will be full of fun, friends and golf. Fourteen lucky ladies will get to participate in Ladies League Golf for beginners. Wendi Wiese,PGA the Director of Instruction at Pebble Creek Country Club will be leading the class that gets you off the practice tee and onto the course in a fun way. You need not be a Pebble Creek member to participate. The class size is limited so stay tuned to TexasTeam.org to learn more and sign up today!
Cynthia "Cindy" B. Taylor, President & CEO of Oil States International, Inc. will share her thoughts on leadership, innovation, and the future of the energy industry.
Acceptances only by September 29, 2014.
Runners will be stampeding their way through Bryan/College Station, Texas on October 4th at 7:30am as the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History hosts its 6th annual Buffalo Stampede! This year's race is even better than past stampedes and continues our HALF-MARATHON. Athletes will have the opportunity to show off their skills by running 21,100 meters (a half-marathon) or 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). The course begins at the Museum, is USATF certified and the races are timed with Chrono Track System disposable bib tags to allow for accurate timing of all our runners. All Sports Timing is conducting the race and race results will be available at www.allsportstiming.com.
The Half-Marathon course is gently rolling, scenic, relatively flat, fast, and takes you through open country and past neighborhoods and parks. It has a downhill 2-mile finish, and offers runners a great chance for a personal record and a tune-up for marathons. The 5K follows the first 1.55 miles of the Half-Marathon course. Courses are out and back and offer a safe route well marked by N-Line Traffic Management.
These beautiful courses and well organized runs come with water stops, porta johns, great running music provided by DJ Stevo, cool T-shirts for all, unique buffalo age group awards, and post-race refreshments. You will have a chance to meet our celebrity starter and pose with our Bison mascot! AFTER the race, enjoy Boonville Days, Brazos County's ONLY living history fair of frontier skills demonstrations, reenactors, art, and music. This year, we have expanded our booths and our Chuck-Wagon Cook-off! Fun for the entire family, festive Boonville Days activities are inside and outside the Museum. Runners registration includes free admission to the Museum!
Runners' packets and late registration will be available on Thursday, October 2nd, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, October 3th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Museum. Packets may also be picked up on race day beginning at 6:00 am. Race Day registrations will be accepted from 6:00-7:00 am, but prior registration is STRONGLY encouraged. Directions to the Museum are available at: www.brazosvalleymuseum.org .
Save money by registering early online at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org, where maps and race details are also available. For more information about registration options call the museum at 979.776.2195. Don't miss the 6th Annual Buffalo Stampede and Boonville Days!
Runners of all ages are welcomed, and we offer trophies and medals for the top females and males in each age division ranging from 12 and under to 70 plus! Half marathon runners will receive finishers' medals. Overall male and female finishers will receive cash awards ($500 for Half-Marathon, $250 for 5K) as well as special buffalo sculpture trophies. First, second, and third place awards will be given in each 10-year age group. Age-group awards will be buffalo head trophies for first place and buffalo medallions for second and third places. Age- groups will be: 12 and under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70+.
The Museum is located in the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802
We are hosting our 4th annual Brazos Bark and Build which is a community doghouse design competition and auction benefitting the Aggieland Humane Society. Anyone in the community is invited to create a team and design and build a dog house that will be auctioned off to raise money for Aggieland Humane Society. For more information about creating a team, please visit our website www.barkandbuild.com
In honor of 'Adopt a Dog' month, Brazos Bark and Build takes place in conjunction with Wiener Fest in the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater on October 4th. All doghouse entries will be featured on display and open for auction at Post Oak Mall for 7 days prior to Wiener Fest, starting on September 26. The auction of the doghouses will conclude at Wiener Fest on October 4th. Come and vote on or buy your favorite uniquely designed dog house at Wiener Fest!
While away-game weekends often leave a quiet void in Aggieland, on October 4th droves of cyclists will travel to Bryan/College Station to participate in the Rotary Club of College Station's first annual charity bicycle ride.
The bike ride, which will take place on Saturday, October 4th from 8AM until 2PM, provides 13, 30, 43, and 60 mile routes for everyone from families to more experienced cyclists. Each route will take riders on scenic, rural roads northeast of Bryan, passing well-known landmarks such as Messina Hof Winery.
All profits raised from the event will support the Rotary Club's numerous charitable projects, including the Florence Nightingale Awards, which honors Certified Nursing Assistants working at local nursing homes; Clothing for Kids, a project which provides clothing for disadvantaged children during the Christmas season; and the Free First Mammogram program, in which Rotary partners with Health for All to provide mammograms to uninsured women in Brazos Valley.
For more information, please visit www.RotaryRideBCS.com or search for "College Station Rotary Ride".
St. Philips Episcopal Church, Hearne, and Robertson County Veterinary Services are co-sponsoring a "blessing of the animals" and benefit for H.O.P.E. animal shelter on the church lawn. To participate, leash or otherwise restrain pets. Rabies vaccinations for $10. Bring dog, cat food donations. Light refreshments will be serviced.
Registration is open for United Way 2-1-1's 2014 F.Y.I. Education Series.
*Would you like to learn more about community resources in the area?
*Wish you knew more about programs and services offered in the Brazos Valley>
*Need Social Work CEUs?
Then F.Y.I. is for you! This 6-week educational training will assist you with learning more about services provided to the Brazos Valley.
Sessions begin September 10, 9:00am - Noon, and run every Wednesday through October 15. You can pickk and choose which sessions to attend, or attend them all. Individual sessions are $25 or the entire series is $140, saving $10!!
Get wise about your community and register today. Visit www.uwbv.org and print the registration form.