Upper Brazos basin


2-3 – GRANBURY: Labor Day Lake Fest is an all-day event at the Historic Granbury Square located at 100 W Pearl St. This year’s festivities include bobbing for apples, apple pie eating contest, fish fry and hotdog cookout and a live band. For further information, please contact the Historic Granbury Merchants Association at (682) 936-4550 or visit http://granburysquare.com/labor-day-lake-fest-2017/.

9 – POSSUM KINGDOM: 2017 Hell’s Gate Underwater Cleanup is hosted by the Inland Divers Association of Possum Kingdom Lake. The event will feature raffles and prizes for those who attend, admission fee is $30 which includes a free t-shirt and BBQ following the cleanup. For more information, please contact inlanddivers@yahoo.com or visit https://www.possumkingdomlake.com/news-and-events/160.html.

13 – JACKSBORO: Jacksboro Garden Club Monthly Meeting is from 10-11 a.m. located at 400 E. Pine St. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Please contact Neta Yates at (940) 567-5851 or njyates1@yahoo.com  for more information.

22 – ABILENE: 23rd Annual Big Country Balloon Fest is from noon -10 p.m. at Red Bud Park located at 3125 S. 32nd St. Come enjoy this free event complete with hot air balloons, food, live entertainment, inflatables and a silent auction.  For more details, please call Robin Hicks at (325) 795-0995 or click the link http://www.abilenevisitors.com/Annual-Big-Country-Balloon-Fest-2017.

23 – WEATHERFORD: First UMC Harvest Festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church located at 301 S Main St. This fall family event includes a petting zoo, food trucks and bouncy houses. For more information contact Andrew Trigg at (512) 705-6662 or visit http://www.chamberdata.net/webforms/EvtListing.aspx?dbid2=txwea&keyword=5175187&class=B.

Central basin

9 – TEMPLE: Karaoke in the Park from 7 - 9 p.m. at Lion Sam Farrow Amphitheater Lions Park located at 4320 Lions Park Rd. This free interactive event has over 200 songs to choose from to perform and become a crowd favorite. Please contact Temple Parks and Recreation at (254) 298-5440 or visit http://bloomintemple.com/2563/Karaoke-in-the-Park.

9 – WACO: Master Gardeners at the Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be held in downtown Waco located at 500 Washington Ave. This event is free to the public and will educate you on composting and vermicomposting. Ask questions, see demonstrations or take notes. For more information, please call the McLennan County Extension office at (254) 757-5180.

16 – GEORGETOWN: Social Dancing Classes and Dance from 7-10 p.m. will be held at the Family Life Center at St John’s United Methodist Church located at 311 E. University Ave. This event is on the third Saturday of each month and covers a wide variety of dances (no partner necessary). From Swing, Tango, Salsa, Rumba and Waltz, you’ll be moving your feet in no time. Cost is $5 for students with an ID and $10 for nonmembers. Please call (512) 539-6544 or visit USADance5034@gamil.com.

22-23 – SALADO: A Taste of Art begins at 2 p.m. at The Venue located at Royal St. Come watch artists in action as they capture the sights and scenes of historic Salado. For more details or ticket information, please visit the link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/salado-a-taste-of-art-tickets-33725258155.

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

Lower basin

4 – SUGAR LAND: Labor Day Backyard Barbecue from 12:30 - 2 p.m. at George Ranch Historical Park located at 10215 FM 762. Come out and enjoy a 1930’s BBQ with tons of meat, music and ice cream. To register or for other inquiries, please call (281) 343-0218 or visit https://www.georgeranch.org/event/labor-day-backyard-bbq-lunch-2017/.

8 – GIDDINGS: Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center located at 276 N. Orange. Come out and meet the community, speak to the schools and get books autographed. For more information on the event, contact (979) 542-2716 or visit http://www.texaswordwrangler.com/.

16 – ROCKDALE: 2nd Annual RVFD Smoke and Stroke is an all-day event at the Rockdale Country Club located at 1894 FM2116. There will be steak cook-offs, salsa competition, and a golf tournament. Please contact Brady Nelson (512) 446-6919. Further information can be seen here http://www.rockdalecityhall.com/DocumentCenter/View/2237.

29 – BRYAN: Chair Yoga for Seniors from noon - 1:30 p.m. at Peaceful Winds Yoga located at 5868 Oak Trail. This class consists of most poses and movements done from a chair and is as gentle as you make it. Cost is $10 to attend. For more information, please contact Bonnie Palmer at (979) 575-6078 or visit http://www.peacefulwinds.com/.

30 – BRENHAM: Gumbo Cook Off from noon - 3 p.m. at the Home Sweet Farm Market located at 307 South Park St. Come enjoy some savory gumbo for just $5 and vote on the best tasting one. Contact (979) 530-7994 for more information or http://www.homesweetfarm.com/.

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