More than turkey

More than turkey

Brazos River Roundup for November


Upper Basin

• Nov. 2: GRANBURY – First Saturday Bird Walk
7 a.m. Nov. 2 at the Acton Nature Center, 6500 Smoky Hill Court in Granbury.
Dr. Billy Teels normally leads monthly bird walks. 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 here.
• Nov. 16: MINERAL WELLS – Cross Timbers Cowboy Poetry and Stories
8 to 10 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Lone Star Amphitheater in Lake Mineral Wells State Park, 100 Park Road 71 in Mineral Wells. 
Join David Owens, park interpreter and Cowboy Poet, at the Lone Star Amphitheater for a fun evening of cowboy poetry and stories.  Experience cowboy lifestyle and local history through the poetry and stories of the Texas cowboy. Accessible for the mobility impaired. The program is free with paid park entrance fee or a State Park Pass.
For more information, contact David Owens at 940-328-1171, x222, or david.owens@tpwd.texas.gov.
• Nov. 30: MINERAL WELLS - Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 at Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway, 100 Park Road 71, Mineral Wells.
Join Park Ranger David Owens on a wild walk, crawl and scoot through some of the most remote areas of beautiful Penitentiary Hollow. This is a strenuous walk involving some crawling through tight spaces in rock cracks, crevices and short caves. Expect to get dirty! Reservations are required. The program is free with paid park entrance fee or a State Park Pass.
For more information, contact David Owens at 940-328-1171, x222, or david.owens@tpwd.texas.gov.

Central Basin

• Nov. 2: GLEN ROSE – Park Clean Up
9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Road 59, in Glen Rose.
Grab a buddy or four, a pair of gloves, and get ready to make a difference! This is your chance to give back to the park, the environment, and your community. With all of us working together, we can make a significant positive impact. All participants picking up trash will receive free park admission all day. Trash bags will be provided. Bring gloves, water and a willingness to help.
For more information, contact Zachary Riggs at (817) 776-3924 or zachary.riggs@tpwd.texas.gov.

• Nov. 2: WHITNEY – Star Party in the Park
8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 at Lake Whitney State Park, 433 F.M. 1244, in Whitney.
Join the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for a relaxing evening at beautiful Lake Whitney State Park. See the moon and stars through a telescope with Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park Service. The program is free, but applicable park entry fees are required. Entry is free for everyone in the vehicle with a Texas State Park Pass. Meet at the picnic area across from our Recreation Hall. Bring something to sit on, snacks and water or other non-alcoholic beverages if desired. Binoculars and telescopes if you would like. Red light flashlights are perfect for this event. Guests arriving after office hours should use the self-pay station and bring exact change to place in the envelope.
For more information, contact Rita Eisenchenk at 254-694-3793 x0 or rita.eisenschnek@tpwd.texas.gov.

• Nov. 9: MOODY – Dutch Oven Dessert
4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at Mother Neff State Park, 1680 Texas 236 Highway in Moody.
Come see a demonstration of cooking in a Dutch oven, which is a cast-iron pot with a lid that can be used for cooking outdoors. Samples will be available when the dishes are ready. 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, contact Jamie Harman at (254) 853-2389 or Jamie.harman@tpwd.texas.gov

• Nov. 16: TEMPLE – Party in the Park
1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 4 at Ferguson Park, 1203 E. Adams Ave., Temple.
Celebrate Temple Parks and Recreation's 75th birthday with Party in the Park. Socialize with neighbors at this fun and free event, while playing games, listening to live music and enjoying snacks and refreshments. Don't forget your blankets and chairs.
For more information, go here

• Nov. 23: MOODY - Wandering Winged Walk
9 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Mother Neff State Park, 1921 Park Road 14 in Moody.
No experience is required. All are welcome to learn more about birds, butterflies, dragonflies and other winged things we may find. Binoculars will be provided by the park.
Please arrive at the Visitor Center before 9 a.m. in order to have time to check-in and pay park entrance fees before the program begins.
For more information, contact Melissa Chadwick at (254) 853-2389 or melissa.chadwick@tpwd.texas.gov.

• Nov. 30: GLEN ROSE – Track Talk
3:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Road 59, in Glen Rose.
Gather round and hear the 113-million-year-old story of our dinosaur tracks! Join a ranger as we step back in time and discuss the dinosaur tracks that put us on the map! Free with park admission. Park admission is free with a Texas Parks Pass.
For more information, contact Zachary Riggs at (817) 776-3924 or zachary.riggs@tpwd.texas.gov.


Lower Basin

• Nov. 1-3: BRENHAM – 32nd annual Fall Festival of Roses
All day Nov. 1 through Nov. 3 at the Antique Rose Emporium, 10000 F.M. 150, Brenham.
The free event includes a multitude of speakers and topics to learn about roses. Since its inception, The Antique Rose Emporium has grown to include eight acres of landscaped gardens with gift shops, a picnic area and wedding venue.  
For more information, go here

• Nov. 2: ROSENBERG – 8th annual Seabourne Nature Fest
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Highway 36 South, Rosenberg. 
The free event will include multiple activities for the entire family, including a petting zoo, beekeepers, food trucks, nature talks, face painting, prairie hayrides, children’s crafts, a native plant sale, and much more. The event is hosted by the Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter. For more information, call 832-225-6936 or go here.

• Nov. 9: BRYAN – Brazos Valley Worldfest
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Brazos County Expo Pavilion, 5827 Leonard Road, Bryan.
The community-wide international festival celebrating the Brazos Valley’s international diversity and heritage includes cultural displays, demonstrations, performances, arts and crafts, storytelling, vendors, international cuisine and more. Admission and parking are free.
For more information, go here.

• Nov. 24: RICHMOND – 4th annual Pecan Harvest Festival of Richmond
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at Wessendorff Park, 500 Preston St., Richmond.
The Historic Richmond Association presents this annual event, which highlights the rich history of pecans in Fort Bend County, while simultaneously showcasing the unique features of Historic Downtown Richmond. Activities include a Kidz Zone nestled in the historic Decker Park and live music from Wessendorff Park acoustically-designed Gazebo. An old-fashioned hayride will expose riders to the Historic District of Richmond, while the festival features artisan vendors, farmers market, a beer and wine garden, a baking contest and classic car show. 
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is hosting the Pecan Education portion of the event, which will include interactive agricultural exhibits. 
For more information, go here

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.