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Parks & Recreation Department1000 Krenek Tap Road979.764.3486

WINTER & SPRING SCHEDULE


LIGHTS ON

Enjoy viewing more than one million lights that decorate Stephen C. Beachy Central Park! Lights will be on Nov. 24-Jan. 1 each night from 6-11 p.m. As you stroll or drive through the park, be sure to tune in to Christmas 97.3 FM to enjoy Christmas music provided by Bryan Broadcasting. Admission is free, and parking is available in the park. 

>> Enjoy the bright lights of Christmas in the Park with your family starting Thanksgiving Day

All Ages • Free • Daily • Nov. 24-Jan. 1 • 6-11 p.m. • Stephen C. Beachy Central Park

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Enjoy holiday treats, browse information tables highlighting available programs, take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and more. Light refreshments are provided.

Ages 55+ • Free • Wed. • Dec. 7 • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. • Meyer Senior & Community Center

HOLIDAY PARTY
Put on your casual Christmas attire and join us for a night of holiday cheer with food, fellowship, and music. Refreshments will be served.

Ages 55+ • Free • Fri. • Dec. 9 • 6:30-10:30 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 park facility. Payment is required at registration. 

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

Dec. 14 • “Bush Family Christmas Traditions” by the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Jan. 18 • "Live from Aggieland" by Rob Clark
Feb. 15 • "Brazos Valley African American Museum" by Barry Davis 
March 15 • "Past & Present Texas Wine" by Ben Jeter
April 19 • "Washington on the Brazos" by Chandler Wahrmund

FIT FEST
Start the new year with a renewed commitment to healthy and active living. Join us for fitness demonstrations, cardio dance to hip-hop and Latin songs, pickleball, and line dancing. Wear your athletic gear as we jump-start your 2023 fitness goals.

All Ages • Free • Sat • Jan. 7 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

SHOW 'EM OFF FOR MLK CAR SHOW • REGISTRATION: DEC. 5-JAN. 7
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 Jan. 7. All makes and models are welcome, and your car must be in place by noon on Jan. 7.

Ages 16+ • $5/car • Sat • Jan. 7 • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

39TH ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE CELEBRATION
Join us as we remember, reflect, and reconnect with families and friends as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a legacy committed to work. Hear words of empowerment from former Lincoln Recreation Center Supervisor Lance Jackson, along with uplifting music by Men of Purpose. Special recognition will be bestowed on those who have significantly impacted our community. Punch and cupcakes will be served after the celebration. 

All Ages • Free • Fri. • Jan. 13 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP   
We're calling on friends and neighbors to help clean up the neighborhood around the Lincoln Recreation Center.

Ages 14+ • Free • Sat. • Jan. 14 • 8:30-10 a.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

OPEN HOUSE  
We are opening the Lincoln Recreation Center doors for guided tours. Our enthusiastic and experienced staff will be on-site to provide more information and answer your questions on memberships, programs, special events, and employment opportunities.

All Ages • Free • Wed • Jan. 18 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

BOOK DISCUSSION: "STRENGTH TO LOVE" BY DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Join us for an informal book discussion and study of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s book, Strength to Love. The book was published in 1963 as a collection of his sermons, primarily about racial segregation with a heavy emphasis on religious values. The discussion is led by Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon, Senior Pastor of Friends Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in College Station. Admission is free, and the publication will be available for purchase.

Ages 16+ • Free • Wed • Jan. 18 • 6:30-8 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation Center

JOB FAIR 
Dress to impress and bring your resume to connect with local employers. The fair is offered in partnership with Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley.

Ages 16+ • Free • Wed. • Jan. 25 • 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Lincoln Recreation 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

Jan. 29 • "How to Train Your Dragon" (2010)
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

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

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

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 $12-15 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 3
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

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

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