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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486
AS OF FRIDAY, JAN. 27: Due to this weekend’s weather forecast, Movies in the Park featuring "How to Train Your Dragon" will now be held in conjunction with Food Truck Wednesday on Feb. 8 at the Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7.


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GAMES FOR ALL
All ages are invited to join us for a night of fun board games. Enjoy chess, checkers, Catan, and much more to challenge your mind and create friendships. An adult must accompany minors. 

All Ages • Free • 4th Tue. & Fri. • Jan. 27, Feb. 24 & 28, March 28 & 31,  April 25 & 28 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Southwood Community Center


MOVIES IN THE PARK

Bring your blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets to the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater to enjoy family-friendly movies on our 32-foot inflatable, high-definition screen. Admission is free. The gates open at 6 p.m., followed by the movie at 7. Guests may bring refreshments, but coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed, and food will be available for purchase. Free parking is available at Post Oak Mall, with handicap parking near Colgate Drive. Sorry, pets are not allowed.

All Ages • Free • Sun. • Monthly • Gates open at 6 p.m., followed by the movie at 7 • Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater

Feb. 8 • "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010) - held in conjuction with Food Truck Wednesday at the Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site
Feb. 26 • "The Wiz" (1978)
March 26 • "A Bug's Life" (1998)
April 30 • "The Little Rascals" (1994)


CREATIVE EXPRESSION THROUGH ART: MASQUERADE PAINT PARTY • REGISTRATION: DEC. 5-JAN. 30
Grab your friends for an African masquerade paint party. Create your masterpiece on a pre-drawn canvas as you mingle with peers. Prior painting experience is not required, and participants receive a canvas, paint, brushes, an easel, and a disposable apron. Light refreshments will be served. 

Ages 16+ • $20 • Thu. • Feb. 2 • 6-8 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION & PANEL DISCUSSION: "SEARCHING FOR BIRDIE" BY DONNA DAVIS LEWIS 
Meet, greet, and have meaningful conversations with author Donna Davis Lewis as she discusses her book Searching for Birdie. An estimated 64,000 black women are missing in the United States; this is the story of one. The book addresses colorism, sexism, racism, LGBTQ prejudice, and the joys and limitations of true love while telling the story of a daughter's journey to the truth. Following the discussion, a panel of social and community leaders addresses challenges in the Brazos Valley. The event is in partnership with the Brazos Valley Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Ages 16+ • Free • Sat. • Feb. 4 • 1-3:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

FOOD TRUCK WEDNESDAYS
Middle of the week blues? Join us at the Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site for good food, yard games, and music. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed. Cash/credit will be accepted. Free parking is available at the Meyer Senior and Community Center and along Colgate Drive. Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Food trucks will be announced the Monday prior through Facebook.com/CityOfCollegeStation and Twitter (@CityofCS).

All Ages • Free • 2nd & 4th Wed. • Feb. 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, April 12 & 26 • 6-9 p.m. • Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site


GIRLS IN STEM EXPO • REGISTRATION: DEC. 5-FEB. 3
Girls ages 8-18 are invited to explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) in an interactive and engaging setting. The program is designed to excite and empower girls with knowledge and confidence in STEM to become future problem solvers and leaders. Lunch will be provided, and registration is required. 

Ages 8-18 • Free • Sat. • Feb. 11 • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

EXPLORING HISTORY LUNCHEONS • REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY BEFORE LUNCHEON
The Historic Preservation Committee and Parks and Recreation Department present monthly lectures about our community's history. Attendance is free, but lunch is $7 per person. Lunch reservations are required by the Friday before the luncheon. You can reserve your lunch online, by calling 979.764.3486 or by visiting a parks facility. Payment is required at registration. 

All Ages • $7/lunch • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Larry J. Ringer Library

Feb. 15 • "Brazos Valley African American Museum" by Barry Davis 
March 15 • "Past & Present Texas Wine" by Ben Jeter (will be held at the Lincoln Recreation Center)
April 19 • "Washington on the Brazos" by Chandler Wahrmund


WHO ARE WE: WE ARE BLACK HISTORY 
Lincoln Recreation Center youth and local organizations take us on a journey through the history of black excellence. They explore various African American inventors, poets, musicians, and dancers. Young entrepreneurs and visionaries also exhibit their knowledge and creations, and light refreshments are served.

Are you interested in participating? Email [email protected] or call 979.764.3779.

All Ages • Free • Fri. • Feb. 17 • 5-6 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

NATURE CENTER’S STAR PARTY
Learn about the astronomical world and how to explore the night sky through educational booths, games, and much more. Light, galactically-themed refreshments are served as we search the sky. Admission is free, and the event is come-and-go.

All Ages • Free • Fri. • Feb. 24 • 7-10 p.m. Gary Halter Nature Center


BLUES & SOUL FOOD NIGHT

Enjoy food for the soul while listening to live blues and R&B by the Brownsugar Band. Attendance is free, but dinner is $15 a plate.

All Ages • $12-$15/plate • Fri • Feb. 24 • 7-10 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT LUNCHEON: MOVING BEYOND THE GLASS CEILING WITHOUT SHATTERING THE GLASS • REGISTRATION: DEC. 5-MARCH 5
Meet and connect with professional women while enjoying a light lunch. Hear powerful and inspiring words from Tracy Foster, the associate agency director and chief financial officer of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, and Career Coach Patti Urbani. Registration is required.

Ages 20+ • Free • Thu. • March 9 • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

MONARCH MARCH 
Celebrate the life of the monarch butterfly! Festivities include a walk through Lick Creek Park’s Monarch Waystation, educational booths, tips on creating a home waystation or butterfly garden, and much more.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • March 25 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center


LICK CREEK PARK IN THE DARK • REGISTRATION: DEC. 5-WEDNESDAY BEFORE CAMP
You don’t have to travel far to create fun memories with your friends and family. The Gary Halter Nature Center invites you to camp out on the night of Friday, March 31, or Friday, April 14. You can choose your adventure or join us for favorites such as a hot dog dinner, storytelling, S’mores, and a night hike. We will even help you learn camping basics.

The family-friendly event begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Campers must bring a tent, supplies, snacks, and drinks. Electricity isn’t provided, so pack flashlights and tent lanterns and bring a sleeping bag, insect repellant, and folding chairs.

Limited spots are available, and registration ends the Wednesday before camp. The cost is $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older), and pets aren’t allowed.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 
6 p.m. • Check-in & Camp Site Set-up 
7 p.m. • Hot Dog Dinner & Storytelling 
8 p.m. • Learn Camping Basics 
8:30 p.m. • Night Hike 
9 p.m. • S’mores 
10 p.m. • Quiet Hours Begin 
7 a.m. • Break Camp

All Ages • $8 • Fri.-Sat. • March 31-April 1 • 6 p.m.-7 a.m. • Lick Creek Park
All Ages • $8 • Fri.-Sat. • April 14-15 • 6 p.m.-7 a.m. • Lick Creek Park

EASTER EGG-STRAVAGANZA
Hop over to celebrate Easter with holiday-themed games and grab a photo with the Easter Bunny. Instead of an egg hunt, kids ages 10-and-under receive a bag filled with eggs, candy, toys, and a coloring sheet.     

All Ages • Free • Thu. • April 6 • 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

SHOW 'EM OFF FOR MLK CAR SHOW • REGISTRATION ENDS MAY 6
Get your motor running and show off your car as one of the best in Bryan-College Station! The show is free and open to the public, but participation is $5 per car. Car reservations are required by May 6. All makes and models are welcome, and your car must be in place by noon on May 6.

Ages 16+ • $5/car • Sat • May 6 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

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