Brazos River Roundup

Brazos River Roundup

Upper Basin


5 – MINERAL WELLS: County Spring Cleanup Day. Come out and help make Mineral Wells pretty and give back to the community. Contact the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce for time and meeting place. Call (940) 325-4707 for further information.

12 – WEATHERFORD: Pool Day from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Heritage Park located at 315 Santa Fe Dr. To kick off swim season, you first need to learn about the layers of protection when it comes to water safety. Activities include games, food trucks, safety stations and giveaways. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kathryn Lammers at (817) 487-0831 or kathryn@theswimlessonpeople.com.

19 – ABILENE: BCMG Rainwater Harvesting and Irrigation Education from 9 a.m. - noon at the Abilene Christian University, McDaniel House located at 1618 Campus Ct. Learn about the benefits of drip irrigation, rain barrels and rainwater harvesting for your plants or garden. Admission is free of charge. Contact Jane Rowan at (325) 672-6048 for more information or visit the following link http://www.abilenevisitors.com/Bcmg-Rainwater-Harvesting-and-Irrigation-Education.

19 – GRANBURY: The 3rd Annual Water Safety Awareness Day from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Lake Granbury’s Rough Creek Park located at 2209 South Morgan. This event is open to the public and will have free hot dogs and bottled water available. There will also be a free kid’s life jacket giveaway while supplies last.  For more information, please call the Brazos River Authority’s Lake Granbury Office at (817) 573-3212.


Central Basin

5 – WACO: 12th Annual Sertoma Kite Fest from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Heart of Texas Miniature Aircraft Field near Speegleville Park. This is a family free event complete with 100 free kite giveaways, miniature aircraft demos, games, food vendors, live music, prize wheel and raffle. Contact John or Sandra Westmoreland (254) 776-0947 for more details.

5 – TAYLOR: Blackland Prairie Days from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Taylor’s Historic Downtown District on Main St. This event includes arts and crafts, food, live entertainment and a petting zoo. Contact Deby Lannen for more information at (512) 352-3463 or deby.lannen@taylortx.gov or visit http://www.taylortx.gov/321/14109/Taylor-Blackland-Prairie-Days#.

13 – MOTHER NEFF STATE PARK: Mother’s Day Walk from 2-3 p.m. at Lockhart State Park located at 2012 State Park Road. A celebration of Mother’s Day complete with discussions of beneficial plants and plant your own to take home with you after. Cost is $2 for everyone 13 and over, 12 and under are free. For more information, contact Lauren Hartwick at (512) 398-3479 or lauren.hartwick@tpwd.texas.gov.

19 – GEORGETOWN: Pistons on the Square Car Show features antique, classic, muscle and late model cars on The Georgetown Square located at 103 W. 7th St. The event is held on the third Saturday of every month from 8-10 a.m. For contact information, please visit pistonsonthesquare@gmail.com.


Lower Basin

3 – GIDDINGS: Lee County Soil and Water Conservation District Program starts at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Center. Come out, learn from specialists, and enjoy a stew meal. For more information, please contact (979) 542-2753.

5 – BRENHAM: CPR Class from 8:30 a.m. - noon at the EMS Station located at 1875 Highway 290 W. Come enjoy this community CPR class and learn the proper technique taught by professionals that can help save lives. Contact (979) 277-6267 for more information.

5 – COLLEGE STATION: Cinco De Mayo Celebration from noon - 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Recreation Center located at 1000 Eleanor St. Come join and celebrate Mexican culture complete with food trucks, live music and prizes. Please call (979) 764-3779 or email cjohnson@cstx.gov for more details.

5 – SUGAR LAND: Butterfly Celebration from 9 a.m. - noon at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Office located at 1402 Band Rd. Celebrate the return of the Monarch Butterfly as they migrate north from Mexico. Family activities for children and adults along with information on pollinator gardening. For more details, please contact (281) 341-7068 or visit https://www.fbmg.org/events/event/butterfly-celebration/.

19 – SUGAR LAND: Bark For Life from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at The Club at Riverstone located at 18353 University Blvd. Come out and celebrate cancer survivors while supporting the ACS. This event is open to the public and will feature face painting, contests and food trucks. For more information, please visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=89478.

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