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BRAZOS RIVER ROUNDUP APRIL 2019

BRAZOS RIVER ROUNDUP APRIL 2019

Upper Basin

  • April 6: GRANBURY - Monthly Bird Walk - 7 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Acton Nature Center, 6500 Smoky Hill Court in Granbury. Monthly bird walks are normally led by Dr. Billy Teels. Dr. Teels earned a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from Mississippi State University in 1975, and is now retired after serving more than 30 years as a Biologist with the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service at various levels and in several states. Bring binoculars.  For more information, call (817) 326-6005 or go to www.visitgranbury.com
  • April 6: WEATHERFORD - Spring Fling - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6, Chandor Gardens, 711 West Lee Ave., Weatherford.
    Help us celebrate the arrival of a long-awaited spring season in the gardens at our annual “Spring Fling”! This popular event features music, food, area artists and craftsman.  Every year, our list of talented participating artists and vendors grows, and this year will be no exception. The gardens will be loaded with talented people displaying, demonstrating and selling their unique arts and crafts. Come see the gardens in full bloom and bring a camera for a special family photo or two. Admission is $1 per person.  For more information, contact Stephanie Cross at (817) 613-1700, scross@weatherfordtx.gov or go to www.ci.weatherford.tx.us/1171/Garden-Happenings.
  • April 11: LUBBOCK - Story Time - 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Godeke Branch Library, 5034 Frankford Ave., in Lubbock.
    The library and the water department are teaming up for storytime. The group will read The Tiny Seed and plant a flower garden with seeds and cupcake liners.  For more information, go to https://ci.lubbock.tx.us, call (806) 775-3362, or email LibGodeke@mylubbock.us.
  • April 27: WEATHERFORD - Drug/Prescription Take Back Event - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at Weatherford ISD, 9th Grade Center, front parking lot, 1007 S. Main St., in Weatherford. A drive-thru event. The 10th collection event will give residents an opportunity to safely dispose of all unused and expired medications. The event continues to educate the public on properly disposing of medications, to reduce poisonings and drug abuse and to protect our water sources. Gather unused and expired medications and drive-thru to properly dispose of them and participate in this national event.
    For more information, contact Dahlia Wells at (817) 598-4271 or dwells@weatherfordtx.gov or go to www.weatherfordtx.gov/1599/Take-Back-Meds-Event.

Central Basin

  • April 7: WACO - Kayak for a Cause at 1 p.m. April 7 at 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Waco benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Waco.  This year Kayak For A Cause will adopt a three-part series race format. McLane Stadium will play host to a Spring, Summer and Fall race. Competitors will receive a discount for registering for all 3 races. Each race will offer a Short Course or Long Course option and will be open to 3 divisions: Singles Kayak, Doubles Kayak and Stand-Up Paddle Board. Registration will take place in Parking Lot 2 in front of the McLane Stadium Lagoon boat slips. The boat slips will also be the launching point for all kayaks/paddle boards. Spectators are welcome, free of charge, to cheer on the competitors from the South Plaza and enjoy the music, food trucks and ice cold alcoholic beverages for sale during and after the race. Kayak For A Cause is open to all levels of paddlers. Go hard and fast or slow and smooth. Either way, celebrate the wonderful resource of the Brazos River and have fun. For more information, call (254) 710-8112, email or go to www.mclanestadium.com/events/kayak-cause-spring
  • April 13: STEPHENVILLE - Native and Heirloom Plain Fair - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Stephenville Historical House Museum, 525 E. Washington St., in Stephenville. The Native and Heirloom Plant Fair is an annual festival of all things spring to bring your outdoor landscape to life. The fair will feature native and heirloom plants that are also showcased around our gardens.  There will be vendors and tours of the Berry Cottage and the Carriage house.  A free event for the whole family. For more information, call the museum at (254) 965-5800 or go to www.stephenvillemuseum.org.
  • April 13: WACO - Earth Day at the Dr. Pepper Museum - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at the Dr. Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute, 300 S. 5th St. in Waco. Celebrate Earth Day at the Dr. Pepper Museum by making your own Chia pet out of a recycled plastic bottle! You can then take this resourceful craft home to nurture and grow your own Chia pet. This activity is free with general admission and will be located in the Museum courtyard. For more information, go to www.drpeppermuseum.com, call (254) 757-1025 or email pr@drpeppermuseum.com.
  • April 13: Waco - Quarterly Brazos River Clean Up - Keep Waco Beautiful is partnering with Waco Paddle again for our Spring Brazos River Cleanup taking place on Saturday, April 13th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration will begin at 10:30 and this is where we will pass out t-shirts and cleanup materials. We will have coolers in place of bottled water so bring your reusable bottle and fill up beforehand! If you are getting on the river with kayaks and canoes, we will have phone protectors so you can have your phone with you. For more go to www.keepwacobeautiful.com
  • April 27: MOODY - Mother Neff Earth Day Celebration - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at Mother Neff State Park, 1680 Texas 236 Highway in Moody. Come out to Mother Neff State Park to help us celebrate Earth Day. This event will be hosting educational tables with activities for all ages. Come out and enjoy a day of fun in the sun. The program is free, however, park entrance fees do apply: $2 per person 13 and older. Children 12 and under are free. For more information, go to https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mother-neff.

Lower Basin

  • April 6: BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION - Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off - Bryan-College Station - 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 6. Join Keep Brazos Beautiful for the annual Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off! Create a group to clean up a road in the Bryan-College Station area. Get a free shirt and compete for the “Strangest Item Found.” Lunch included after the cleanup. For more information, go to keepbrazosbeautiful.org.
  • April 6: KILLEEN -Don't Mess with TexasTrash-Offf  - Killeen - 8 to 10 a.m. April 6 at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Killeen. Keep Killeen Beautiful is hosting the Don’t Mess With TexasTrash-Offf! Participants will meet at the Killeen Community Center then spread out to locations throughout Killeen to remove trash and debris. Hot Dogs and hamburgers will be provided for lunch when the groups reassemble at the Community Center for raffle prizes and awards for the "Oldest" and "Youngest" Volunteer, along with "Most Oddest" and "Most Valuable" pieces of trash found. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/KeepKilleenBeautiful
  • April 13: SUGAR LAND - Earth Day Celebration - 1 to 5 p.m. April 13 at the Sugar Land Town Square Plaza, 15958 City Walk in Sugar Land. Earth Day Celebration includes live shows, live reptile shows and exciting interactive exhibits and games. Fun for the whole family. There will also be a free paper shredding event from 2 to 5 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot. For more information, call 311 or (281) 275-2900 or go to www.Sugarlandtx.gov/EarthDay.
  • April 13: COLLEGE STATION - Brazos Valley Earth Day - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater, 1015 Colgate Drive in College Station. Brazos Valley Earth Day is held each April in recognition of the national Earth Day Celebration. Featuring educational booths, environmental demonstrations, a kid’s zone, and free snacks and refreshments. Parking is available across the street at Post Oak Mall and along Colgate Drive.  No parking will be allowed in the Sear’s Parking Lot. Brazos Valley Earth Day is hosted by the Cities of Bryan and College Station, Texas A&M University - Utilities & Energy Services, Twin Oaks Landfill & Compost Facility, Brazos Valley Council of Governments and Keep Brazos Beautiful.  For more information, go to www.keepbrazosbeautiful.org.

If your group or organization would like to add a future event to the Brazos Basin Calendar, email the information to cassie.smith@brazos.org.

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