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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DATE EVENT LOCATION
Nov. 22-Jan. 1 Lights On Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Jan. 12 Fishing's Future Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
Jan. 17 Career & Job Fair Lincoln Recreation Center
Jan. 19 Keeping the Dream Alive Lincoln Recreation Center
Jan. 24 Family Health & Wellness Fair Lincoln Recreation Center
Feb. 1-28 Trail of Lights Wolf Pen Creek Upper Trails
Feb. 14 Trail of Lights Date Night Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site
Feb. 15 Soul Food & Blues Night Lincoln Recreation Center
Feb. 18 Community Clean-Up Lincoln Recreation Center
Feb. 22 Nature Center's Star Party Lick Creek Nature Center
Feb. 22-24 College Station Senior Games College Station Facilities
March 3 Monarch March Lick Creek Nature Center
March 6 Part-Time Job Fair Lincoln Recreation Center
March 22 Movies in the Park "Shrek" Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater
March 29 Crafts at the Creek Lick Creek Nature Center
April 12 Glow-In-The-Dark Egg Hunt  Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site
April 13 Insect Appreciation Day Lick Creek Nature Center
April 18 Annual Easter Egg Hunt Lincoln Recreation Center
April 20 Fishing's Future Stephen C. Beachy Central Park
April 27 Parks Summer Open House Southwood Community Center
May 5 Cinco De Mayo Celebration Lincoln Recreation Center


EVENT DETAILS

LIGHTS ON • NOV. 22-JAN. 1
Enjoy viewing more than one million lights, for free, that will decorate the beautiful 47-acre Stephen C. Beachy Central Park from 6-11 p.m. each day starting on Thanksgiving and ending New Year’s Day.

All Ages • Free • Daily • Nov. 22-Jan. 1 • 6-11 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

DREAM WORKS IN ACTION  JANUARY
Unite with City of College Station, local leaders, and other community members at the Lincoln Recreation Center as we reignite Dr. King’s aspirations of keeping the dream alive with a variety of events for all ages throughout January.

COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY (AGES 14+)
WEDNESDAYS, JAN. 9-30 • 7-8:30 P.M. • LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER
Study Bible lessons with local pastors on peace, love, and unity.

CAREER & JOB FAIR (AGES 16+)
THURSDAY, JAN. 17 • 10 A.M.-2 P.M. • LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER
Bring your resumes and dress to impress as you connect with local employers.

35TH ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE CELEBRATION
SATURDAY, JAN. 19 • 5:30-8 P.M. • LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER
An evening of praise honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hear a word of empowerment from our guest speaker, listen to uplifting spirituals from End Time Evangelistic Pentecostal Church of Bryan, and our very own Minds of Champions Youth Choir. Special recognition will be bestowed upon community members who have made a significant impact in our community.

FAMILY HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR
THURSDAY, JAN. 24 • 5:30-7:30 P.M. • LINCOLN RECREATION CENTER
Learn about the healthy resources available for families in the Brazos Valley. Free games, fitness demonstrations, light refreshments and more.

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP (AGES 14+)
MONDAY, FEB. 18 • 9 A.M.-NOON
Calling all friends and neighbors to help clean up the neighborhood around the Lincoln Recreation Center.

FISHING'S FUTURE: FAMILY ANGLING REGISTRATION REQUIRED  • JAN. 12
Join us to learn about environmental stewardship, ethical angling and how the sport of fishing can be utilized to help strengthen families. You will walk away with basic fishing skills and the confidence to catch and harvest fish. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, tackle and sack lunch. A limited amount of supplies will be available. Individuals over 17 years old will need a valid fishing license with a freshwater endorsement to fish during the event. Participants will also have the chance to win a Zebco Authentic 33 Rod and Reel combo. This event is brought to you by Fishing’s Future. A national, non-profit organization that was founded in 2007 on South Padre Island, Texas by Master Angler Shane Wilson.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • Free •  Jan. 12 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Pond

TRAIL OF LIGHTS  FEB. 1-28
See Wolf Pen Creek Park in a new light. Stroll through the park’s upper trails to view a romantic pathway of lights each night in February. The trailhead can be accessed at the Holleman Drive entrance across from the USDA center.

All Ages • Free • Daily • Feb. 1-28 • 6-10 p.m. • Wolf Pen Creek Upper Trails

TRAIL OF LIGHTS DATE NIGHT • FEB. 14 
Enjoy a romantic evening at Wolf Pen Creek Park. There will be food trucks, gift vendors and the upper trails will be decorated with lights. Guests may bring their own refreshments, but glass containers are not allowed. Coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Pets are welcome.

All Ages • Free • Thu. • Feb. 14  • 6-9 p.m. • Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site

SOUL FOOD & BLUES NIGHT • FEB. 15
Enjoy food for the soul, catered by K&J Southern Cuisine, while listening to live blues and R&B by Mi’Chel Rose. Menu includes fried chicken, smothered pork chops, greens, yams, mashed potatoes or green beans.

All Ages • $10 per plate • Fri. • Feb. 15 • 6:30-9:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

NATURE CENTER’S STAR PARTY • REGISTRATION REQUIRED • FEB. 22
Join us as we learn about the astronomical world around us. The main attraction will be the 9 ft. discovery dome offering mini educational sessions inside an inflatable planetarium where the solar system will be brought to life, right in front of your eyes! Light, galactically-themed refreshments will be served as we explore the sky from the Nature Center. Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee is per person. Limited spots available.

All Ages • $15 • Fri. • Feb. 22 • 7-10 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

COLLEGE STATION SENIOR GAMES • REGISTRATION REQUIRED • FEB. 22-24
The Senior Games promote physical and mental health and fitness among Texas Senior Citizens by encouraging them to maintain healthy lifestyles and social relationships, to participate in sports and recreational activities with other seniors, and to provide an environment for athletic competition. Scheduled events include track and ?field, swimming, cornhole, golf, 5K run, 10K run, bowling, pickleball, disc golf, table tennis, 3-on-3 basketball, and cycling, which also offers a recumbent division. To reach an even wider range of contenders, 3D archery and a Deca challenge will be added this year.

Ages 50+ • $30 participation fee & additional fee per event • Fri.-Sun. • Feb. 22-24 • Times vary • College Station Facilities

MONARACH MARCH • MARCH 3
Celebrate the life of the monarch butterfly with us! Festivities will include a walk through Lick Creek Park’s Monarch Waystation, educational booths, tips on how to create your own waystation or butterfly garden, and much more. Learn more on page 30.

All Ages • Free • Sun. • March 3 • 1-4 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

PART-TIME JOB FAIR • MARCH 6
Don’t stand on the sidelines, join our team! The City of College Station has a variety of seasonal and part-time positions available this summer. Recreation assistants for our youth programs, lifeguards for our pools, water safety instructors to teach swim lessons, swim coaches for our Tsunami Swim Team and more! Meet with program supervisors and find the right fit for a summer job. Light refreshments will be served.

Ages 16+ • Free • Wed. • March 6 • 4:30-7:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

MOVIES IN THE PARK: "SHREK" MARCH 22
Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater to enjoy watching “Shrek” on our 32-foot inflatable, high-definition screen. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the movie starts at sundown. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed. Pets are welcome.

All Ages • Free • Fri. • March 22 • 5-9 p.m. • Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater

CRAFTS AT THE CREEK • REGISTRATION REQUIRED MARCH 29
Learn how to make your own springtime, yarn wreath. Supplies will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own snacks and beverages.

Ages 16+ • $25 • Fri. • March 29 • 7-9 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

GLOW-IN-THE-DARK EGG HUNT APRIL 12
Join us for an egg hunt, lawn games, a selfie booth, joy jumps and more all while enjoying music from the 1980s – 2000’s. The egg hunt will begin at 9 p.m. and is only for ages 18+. Guests may bring their own refreshments. Coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol, glass containers and pets are not allowed.

Ages 18+ • Free • Fri. • April 12 •  7-10 p.m. • Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site

INSECT APPRECIATION DAY APRIL 13
Join us as we partner with the Texas A&M Entomology Department and local organizations to bring you everything insects through educational booths and other hand-on activities.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • April 13 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Lick Creek Nature Center

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT APRIL 18
All ages can take a picture with the Easter Bunny, enjoy crafts, ride with Paw Paw’s Party Train and enjoy an afternoon of fun. Ages 10 and under are invited to enjoy an egg-travagant hunt at W.A. Tarrow Park.

All Ages (egg hunt is for ages 10 and under) •  Free •  Thu. •  April 18 •  5:30-7:30 p.m. •  W.A. Tarrow Park

FISHING'S FUTURE: FAMILY ANGLING REGISTRATIOIN REQUIRED  • APRIL 20 
Join us to learn about environmental stewardship, ethical angling and how the sport of fishing can be utilized to help strengthen families. You will walk away with basic fishing skills and the confidence to catch and harvest fish. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, tackle and sack lunch. A limited amount of supplies will be available. Individuals over 17 years old will need a valid fishing license with a freshwater endorsement to fish during the event. Participants will also have the chance to win a Zebco Authentic 33 Rod and Reel combo. This event is brought to you by Fishing’s Future. A national, non-profit organization that was founded in 2007 on South Padre Island, Texas by Master Angler Shane Wilson.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • Free •  April 20 • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Pond

PARKS SUMMER OPEN HOUSE
You're invited to learn about the College Station Parks and Recreation Department's youth summer camps, senior programs, special events, employment opportunities, aquatic programs, athletic leagues, library activities and more! Light refreshments will be served. On-site registration, including for youth camps and swim lessons, will also be available.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • April 27 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Southwood Community Center.

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION • MAY 5
Join us as we celebrate this memorable day in Mexican history. There will be food trucks, live entertainment, and prizes!

All Ages • Free • Sun. • May 5 • 1-3 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center


MORE INFORMATION: 979.764.3486 
For more information, call 979.764.3486, email parks@cstx.gov or visit the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station.

Last updated: 1/3/2019 3:11:49 PM