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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486


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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 $10 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. 

LECTURE TOPICS
Feb. 21 • "History of Aggie Sports" by R.C. Slocum, Mark Johnson, John Thornton, & Alan Cannon
March 20 • "College Station Southside 101" by Brad Lancaster
April 17 • "CSISD History Students" by Caitlin Baumgarten

All Ages • $10/lunch • 3rd Wed. • Monthly • 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Larry J. Ringer Library

FOOD TRUCK WEDNESDAYS
Middle of the week blues? Join us at Wolf Pen Creek Park for Food Truck Wednesdays. Enjoy yard games and music while savoring a meal from local food trucks. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets, but alcohol, glass containers, and pets are prohibited. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Free parking is available at the Meyer Senior and Community Center along Colgate Drive. We'll announce the food trucks on the city's Facebook and X (Twitter) pages the Monday before each event.

All Ages • Free • Select Wednesdays • Feb. 28, March 13 & 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22 • Wolf Pen Creek Festival Site

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 7 p.m., followed by the film at 8. 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. There is free parking at Post Oak Mall, with handicapped parking near Colgate Drive. Sorry, pets are not allowed.

All Ages • Free • Select Fridays • Monthly • Gates open at 7 p.m., followed by the movie at 8 • Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater

March 15 • "Monsters, Inc." (2001)
April 19 • "Enchanted" (2007)
May 3 • "Brave" 2012

MONARCH MARCH
Celebrate the life of the monarch butterfly! Festivities include a walk-through of Lick Creek Park's Monarch Waystation, educational booths, tips on creating a home waystation or butterfly garden, a plant sale, family chalk art, and more. Additional parking is available at the Lick Creek equestrian entrance off Rock Prairie Road.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • March 23 • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Gary Halter Nature Center

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, ages 10 and under will receive a bag filled with eggs, candy, toys, and a coloring sheet.

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All Ages • Free • Thu. • March 28 • 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

LICK CREEK PARK IN THE DARK REGISTRATION: DEC. 11-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, April 5 or 19. 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 and discover the creatures that call Lick Creek Park home at night.

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 is not provided, so pack flashlights, tent lanterns, sleeping bags, insect repellents, 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+), 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 & Special Nature Presentations 
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. • April 5-6 • 6 p.m.-7 a.m. • Lick Creek Park
All Ages • $8 • Fri.-Sat. • April 19-20 • 6 p.m.-7 a.m. • Lick Creek Park

BIO BLITZ 
BioBlitz is a community educational event where professionals survey the local wildlife at Lick Creek Park and present their findings at booths around the Nature Center. This family-friendly event is open to anyone in the community who wants to learn more about the importance of biodiversity and conservation while getting an up-close look at our local wildlife. Additional parking is available at the Lick Creek equestrian entrance off Rock Prairie Road.

All Ages • Free • Sat. • April 20 • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. • Lick Creek Park


STARLIGHT MUSIC SERIES
The Starlight Music Series returns to the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater on April 27, followed by shows on May 18, and June 8.  The gates open at 6 p.m., followed by the concerts at 7. Free parking is available at Post Oak Mall, with accessible parking near Colgate Drive. Sorry, but pets aren't allowed. You may bring refreshments, but no kegs or glass containers are allowed, and coolers must be 48 quarts or smaller. Food trucks are also available.

All Ages • Free • Select Saturdays • April 27, May 18, & June 8  • Gates open at 6 p.m., followed by the show at 7 • Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater

SHOW 'EM OFF CAR AND BIKE SHOW • REGISTRATION: DEC. 11-MAY 4
Get your motor running and show off your car or bike as one of the best in Bryan-College Station! The show is free and open to the public, but participation is $5 per car or bike. Reservations are required by May 4. All makes and models are welcome; your car must be in place by noon on May 4.

Ages 16+ • $5 per car/bike • Sat. • May 4 • 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

 

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