Monday, November 5, 2012

A Christmas Stroll Scheduled

On December 15, 2012, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, the Brazos Heritage Society will host a Christmas Stroll in the East Side Historical District and Heritage Park.

Ticket sales for home tours will be in the park from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM; tickets for adults are $6.00 and tickets for children under 12 years are $4.00.  

Hidden Oasis Carriage Company will provide horse drawn carriage rides in the neighborhood at no additional costs for those with tour tickets.  

Come see hundreds of twinkling lights in Heritage Park and listen to festive Christmas music provided by “Sweet Strings on the Brazos,” a mountain dulcimer band.  Please bring a chair if you would like to sit and enjoy the music longer.  

Portions of five historic homes will be open and some homes will be providing free refreshments for the Stroll.

Honor Those Who Served

The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial Board of Directors will be hosting the annual Veterans Day program at 4:00 PM on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station.  

The event, held at the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza, is a reverent and patriotic opportunity for members of our community to honor all of our veterans and the sacrifices they have made for our freedom.  There will be a formal reading of the veterans’ names being added to the Wall of Honor.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Eddie J. Davis, President of the Texas A&M Foundation.  Members of the A&M Corps of Cadets, Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, and Corps Center Guard will also participate in the ceremony at the Wall of Honor at Veterans Park.

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Exploring History Lunch Lecture Series Reminder

The College Station Historic Preservation Committee and the Senior Advisory Committee have developed an outstanding Exploring History Lunch Lectures Series for 2012.  Please join them on November 14, 2012, at the Aldersgate Church, as they present:

Second Thoughts: Presidential Regrets with Their Supreme Court Nominations
Featuring author William T. Harper

The luncheon is $5.00 per person, payable at the door, and begins at 11:30 AM in the Aldersgate United Methodist Church at 2201 Earl Rudder Freeway in College Station. 

Parking is available in the main lot to the south of the building.  Enter through the main double doors, take a left, and you will be directed to the meeting room.   In case you are not familiar with this facility, it is located just north of Academy, Gander Mountain, and Dickey’s, on the frontage road between Southwest Parkway and Harvey Road. 

Reservations are required and must be made with Marci Rodgers, Senior Services Coordinator, College Station Parks & Recreation Department, at or by calling 979-764-6351.