Upper Basin


5 – GRANBURY: 1st Saturday Bird Walk begins at 7 a.m. at the Acton Nature Center located at 6500 Smoky Hill Ct. The walk is led by Dr. Billy Teels who has a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology. This event is open to the public.  Be sure to pack your binoculars and bottled water to stay hydrated. For more information, please call (817) 326-6005 or visit http://actonnaturecenter.org/.

10 – WEATHERFORD: Ice Cream Social from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Weatherford Public Library located at 1014 Charles St. Children are welcome to participate and enjoy delicious ice cream to battle the summer heat. This summer event rewards kids who have read at least 15 hours. For more information, please call Gwendolyn Dowds-Nash at (817) 598-4153 or email her at gdowds-nash@weatherfordtx.gov.

12 – ABILENE: August Star Party from at 8:30-11:30 p.m. at Abilene State Park located at 150 Park Rd. 32. Come witness a meteor shower and spot summer constellations with the whole family. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets to stay comfortable. Ages 12 and under are free, and adults are $5. Contact the Abilene State Park at (325) 572-3204 for more information.

12 – LUBBOCK: 9th Annual “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing” is from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buddy Holly Lake located at N. University Ave. & Cesar E Chavez Dr. This event encourages families to get outside and enjoy the sport of fishing. Registration is free, no fishing license will be necessary, and the lake will be stocked. To register, contact Christy Martinez-Garcia at (806) 792-1212 or email her at info@vamosapascarlubbock.com.

24 – GRANBURY: Two Stepping at the Hood County Senior Center from 7-9:15 p.m. located at 501 E. Moore St. This event is open to the public and encourages everyone to two step the night away to the tune of a live country western band. Contact (817) 573-5533 for further information.

Central Basin

5 – STEPHENVILLE: Cars and Coffee at the Courthouse from 7 - 10 a.m. located at the Erath County Courthouse. The perfect trifecta of classic cars, coffee and donuts will not disappoint. Admission is free while several vehicles all around the city will be in one place. For more information, please contact Daniel Brock at (254) 485-0577.

12-13 – SALADO: Salado Art Fair features artwork for all ages to be shown in front of judges. The fair will be held at Pace Park located at Pace Park Dr. For further information on the event or to fill out an application, contact chamber@salado.com.

16 – WACO: Lunch With the Master Gardeners from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum located at 1 Pavilion Way. This is a free event complete with advice on what to plant in the fall, a free horticulture seminar and discussions on the best trees to plant. Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch while the discussion is under way. For more questions regarding this event, please call (254) 399-9204.

16 – AUSTIN: The Comptroller’s Freshwater Mussel Work Group Meeting from at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stephen F. Austin building located at 1700 Congress Ave. Room 170. For more information, please contact Meghan Hope at (512) 936-8554 or Meghan.Hope@cpa.texas.gov.

26 – TAYLOR: Kid Fish at Bull Branch Park will begin at 9 a.m. located at 904 Dellinger Dr. This annual fishing contest is something the entire family can enjoy and reel in multiple fish to win. Call (512) 352-3675 or visit http://www.taylorchamber.org/ for further information.

Lower Basin

5 – SUGAR LAND: Back to School Splash Bash from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Sugar Land Town Square located at 15958 City Walk. Don’t miss out on this free event complete with waterslides, hula hoop contest, food, drinks and live music. Donations will go towards the Fort Bend Rainbow Room. For more details and sign up information, visit http://sugarlandtownsquare.com/play/upcoming-events/2017-08.

12 – BRENHAM: Annual Fireman’s Fiesta is from 5:30 - 8 p.m. located at the Brenham Fireman’s Training Center at 1101 US-290. Featuring an all you can eat sirloin and sausage meal along with many auction items. For ticket information, please contact (979) 337-7300.

12 – CLUTE: Summer Paddling Event begins at 9 a.m. This free event educates the general public about canoes and kayaks, basic watercraft safety and skills needed while on the water. For more information and determined venue, please visit www.brazoria-county.com/parks or call (979) 864-1541.

19 – BRYAN: Salsa Saturdays at the Village begins at 10 p.m. at the Village Café located at 210 W 26th St. This half hour intro to salsa dancing will have you moving your feet in no time. The cost is $5. Please contact Christopher Zebo at (617) 368-0185 or cgzebo@gmail.comhttp://www.mambosentertainment.com/

22 – COLLEGE STATION: Doggie Day at the Pool from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Cindy Hallaran Pool located at 1600 Rock Prairie Rd. Come cool off with Fido for a fun filled day with toys, treats and door prizes. Cost is $2.50 per dog and $1 per person. Please contact (979) 764-3486 for more details or parks@cstx.gov.

If your group or organization would like to add a future event to the Brazos Basin calendar, please contact Ace Fuller at (254) 761-3115