Brazos River Roundup for October

Brazos River Roundup for October

Upper Basin


6 – GRANBURY: Discover Earth Science from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Acton Nature Center located at 6900 Smoky Hill Ct. This free, outdoor educational event features interactive exhibits, learning activities and nature hikes focusing on geology and soils. For more information, please contact (817) 326-6005 or go here.

6 – LUBBOCK: 2nd Annual Tails by the Lake from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Buffalo Springs Lake located at 9999 High Meadow Rd. This event helps raise funds for animal rescues and includes food, vendors and live music. For more information, please call (806) 831-2411 or visit here.

20 – ABILENE: 2nd Annual AAOR Harvest Fest from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Abilene Association of Realtors office located at 626 S. Pioneer Dr. Come out to this free event and enjoy booths, candy, games live music and a bounce house. Contact Vikki Head at (325) 280-9907 for more information or visit here.

27 – WEATHERFORD: First Methodist Fall Festival from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. located at 301 S. Main. Children are welcome to participate and enjoy food, games and more. For more information, please contact Burl Magee at (817) 629-9206 or email bmagee1@sbcglobal.net.

Central Basin

12-13 – COPPERAS COVE – Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful (KCCB) will host the 9th Annual Eco-Harvest, “Rooting for Our Community” on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Copperas Cove Civic Center, 1206 West Avenue B. The event includes: Pancake & sausage breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (while meal supplies last) - Zoomagination Shows at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Face Painting from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This family-friendly event is entirely free and open to all adults and children in the community to attend. Questions or concerns should be directed to KCCB at kccb@copperascovetx.gov or Public Information Officer Kevin Keller at kkeller@copperascovetx.gov or (254)547-4221 ext. 6243.

14 – WACO: McLennan County Master Gardeners “Children’s Garden Fair” from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Carleen Bright Arboretum located at 9001 Bosque Blvd. This is a free event complete with a scavenger hunt, worm composting, rainwater harvesting, rock painting, and insect identification. For more information, please call (254) 399-9204 or visit here.

16 – WACO: Rainwater Harvesting Class from 6 - 7 p.m. at Keep Waco Beautiful located at 502 B Austin Ave. Learn how to construct a rain barrel and reap the rewards of water to use in your garden. For further information on the event, please call (254) 339-1077 or kwacob@gmail.com.

27 – STEPHENVILLE: Spooktacular Halloween Extravaganza from 4 - 6:30 p.m. at Fossil Rim Children’s Animal Center located at 1789 County Rd 2009. This free event is the perfect family-friendly occasion for fall that includes a jack-o-lantern contest, face painting and more. For further information, please contact (254) 897-2960.

Lower Basin

1-27 – BRYAN: The Brazos: Legacy of a Mighty River exhibit is on display at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History located at 3232 Briarcrest Dr. This unique exhibit highlights the natural and cultural history of the Brazos River. You can also enjoy a beautifully designed aquarium with fish native to the Brazos. For more information, please contact the museum at (979) 776-2195 or visit here.

13 – BRENHAM: Scarecrow Festival from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Downtown Chappell Hill located at 9220 Poplar St. Featuring scarecrows, food, live music, and a pumpkin patch. For more information, please contact (979) 836-6033 or visit here.

17 – SUGAR LAND: NOAA Floodwarn Seminar. Come learn all about flooding, flood risks, insurance, forecasts and warnings within your watershed.  Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., University of Houston-Sugar Land, Brazos Hall, Room 103, 14000 University Blvd., Sugar Land.  To register, go here.

 20 – COLLEGE STATION: Homeowner’s Landscape Design & Plant Section Workshop from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Navasota River Halls located at 2692 Hwy 105 West. This educational event teaches residents about designing your home landscape using drought-tolerant plants, edibles, herbs and native plants. Workshop instructor is Rhonda Hanks, Landscape Design Consultant & Walker County Master Gardener. Admission to this event is free of charge. For more details, please visit here.

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