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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486

SPRING & SUMMER SCHEDULE


STARLIGHT MUSIC SERIES
Grab your coolers, blankets, and lawn chairs for free entertainment during the Starlight Music Series at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7. Free parking is available at Post Oak Mall, with handicap parking near Colgate Drive. Admission is free. Click here for complete details about artist and more.

All Ages • Free • Sat. •  May 7, May 21, June 4, & June 18. •  Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 • Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater


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. Call 979.764.3486 or visit rectrac.cstx.gov or a parks facility to reserve your lunch. Payment is required at registration.

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

May 18 • "Rellis Campus" by author Tim Gregg 
June 15 • "The 12th Man and Campus Organizations" by John Adams
July 20 • "The Book of Aggie Lists: Texas A&M University's Military Heritage" by author Col. James Woodall
Aug. 17 • "Manning Smith Dance Legacy" by Sherry Smith Frisk


BRAZOS VALLEY AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHOR'S CORNER
Meet, greet, and have meaningful conversations with Brazos Valley African American authors throughout June. Each publication is available for purchase.

"WHAT IF YOU LIVE? IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!" BY SAM HILL
Learn from the inspirational words of Sam Hill in a book dedicated to his grandson, "What If You Live? It Could Happen to You!" The guidebook includes wise parables, words of encouragement, and moving illustrations for a young person's journey into adulthood.

All Ages • Free • Thu. • June 2 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

"THE SILENT DREAMER" BY JOHNNY MARTINEZ
Hear the story of Johnny Martinez in his book "The Silent Dreamer." The inspiring book is about growing up in rural Burleson County and covers how he dropped out of school, persevered through many challenges, and obtained a college degree at the age of 56. The overarching theme is about never giving up.

All Ages • Free • Thu. • June 9 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

"MY HAIR IS SO COOL" BY ALICIA TILLOTSON
Enjoy storytime with Alicia Tillotson as she reads her book, "My Hair is So Cool." The story celebrates African American hair and normalizes the texture, color, and length, and instills confidence. Tillotson is an A&M Consolidated High School graduate. 

All Ages • Free • Tue. • June 14 • 1-2:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

"CHIP BAKER- THE SUCCESS CHRONICLES" BY CHIP BAKER
Chip Baker is a fourth-generation educator who has taught and coached for more than 22 years. He is also a best-selling author, YouTuber, podcaster, motivational speaker, and life coach. Baker interviews people from all walks of life and shares their stories for inspiration and motivation on his YouTube channel and podcast "Chip Baker-The Success Chronicles." His motto is "Live. Learn. Serve. Inspire. Go get it!"

All Ages • Free • Thu. • June 23 • 6-7:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, and since it started in Texas, we should proudly proclaim it as uniquely ours. 

JUNETEENTH FREEDOM WALK
The legacy walk around the Lincoln Recreation Center and W.A. Tarrow Park commemorates Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger landed in Galveston with news the war was over, and the enslaved were free. Storytelling immediately follows the walk.

All Ages • Free • Thu. • June 16 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

FREEDOM JAMBOREE, LET FREEDOM RING! 
Join us at the Lincoln Recreation Center's W.A. Tarrow Pavilion as we commemorate Juneteenth, a day of jubilee and freedom. Celebrate through fellowship, music, line dancing, shopping, and games for the entire family. Local vendors will be selling apparel, art, bath and body products, candles, jewelry, food and more. Free watermelon will be served.

All Ages • Free • Thu. • June 16 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • W.A. Tarrow Pavilion
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