Things to do in Brown County

Brownwood Bulletin

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Sunday

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides paid training for employment to individuals aged 55 and older. We pay you to learn new or enhance existing skills in order to obtain a job. Contact information for interested individuals:  vkenney@aarp.org  (210) 223-8900 or  jarriaga837@aarpfdnscsep.org  (325) 271-8970

Fisherman’s Chapel United Methodist Church at North Lake Brownwood, located in Thunderbird Bay, holds services is 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Please come worship with us at the lake. Pastor is Billy Murphey.

Grand Starz Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Sundays. Sponsored by Brown County Toys for Kids and Rustic Moon Lodge.

Brownwood Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. daily at 700 E. Baker Street. Call (325) 646-5842 for information.

New Way Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. daily at 602 W. Commerce Street.

The Browntowner Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. at 502 W. Austin Avenue. For information, call (325) 646-4144.

Brownwood Al Anon Family Group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 400 C.C. Woodson. Call 325-647-6233 for more information.

The Spiritual Living Study Group-Religious Science meets at various locations from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call James Smith at (325) 998-6131 or e-mail at luvisreal31@yahoo.com for information.

Pioneer Families - those ancestors that owned property in Brown County up to 1920 - can apply for a Brown County Historical Commission certificate to honor those pioneers. To be eligible, a descendant must prove family lineage or their blood line and their property in Brown County. Applications may be found either online at www.browncountyhistory.org under Pioneer Family or at the Brown County Courthouse on the main floor. There is an $18 fee that is submitted with the application when mailing to P.O. Box 2006, Brownwood, TX 76804-2006. The BCHC will approve the applications and mail the descendant a certificate. Call 325-641-1926 for more information.

Monday

The Bangs Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every second and fourth Monday at the Bangs Community Center, 406 East Spencer Street. Anyone 18 and older is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Rick at (325) 200-1276.

The regular monthly meeting of the Pecan Valley Genealogical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Brownwood Public Library’s Carnegie Meeting Room at 600 Carnegie. Visitors are always welcome. An interest history or genealogy program follows the business meeting at 7 p.m.

Weight Watchers meets at 5:30 p.m. each Monday, with weigh-in/registration starting at 5 p.m. Located at Central United Methodist Church, 1501 2nd Street (Behind Wes-T-Go).

Women’s Winner Circle Peer Support Group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at 408 Mulberry Street in the Center for Life Resources Building. Winner Circle Peer Support will meet from 6 to 7 p.m.

Pray at the Gate will be held at 4:30 p.m. at County Road 422 and the entry of the North Lake community. Everyone is welcome to come and join.

The Good Samaritan clothing room and food pantry are open from 1 to 5 p.m. at 305 Clark Street.

The Al-Anon Freedom Group meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Browntowner. Call (325) 646-414 for more information.

All men are invited to join Dallas Huston from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Fort Lemons (next to Lemon’s Bar-B-Que) for a topical Bible study and time of fellowship.

IGNITE (Influencing Girls Not to Imitate but to Truly Excel) is a young women’s group that meets at 5:30 p.m. Mondays at 1413 13th Street. Girls 9-11 are invited to come out. For more information contact Christy Barron at (325) 646-5414 or on Facebook: Ignitefaith-basedleadership.

Tuesday

YES You Can! Meets weekly at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Brown County Home Solutions.   Each week a different member of the community will share how they overcame major problems like addictions, abuse, homelessness and went on to become a success.   We meet every Tuesday at 6:30pm. 1101 Avenue D @ Durham. 325-647-6447

Prayer walking every Tuesday 9 to 11 A.M. at NorthRidge Baptist Church.  Outdoor and indoor walking areas. 4875 Hwy 183 North in Early (old John Deere building)

New Hope Clubhouse in Brownwood is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our doors are open to any adult whose life has been interrupted by mental illness. Come visit us at 2911 Avenue E (Brownwood Community Church) and look for our sign. Call 325-998-8725 or visit our website  www.centraltxclubhouse.com  for more information.

A Service of Blessings and Soaking Prayer will be held at noon at Union Presbyterian Church in Brownwood. The public is invited to this prayer service to be held in the church sanctuary at 700 Fisk Avenue. This silent worship time offers an opportunity to request prayers and receive the blessings of prayer. There will be no sermon or offering – just music and silent prayer. All are welcome. Services will be held at noon each Tuesday.

“The Least of These” is a group of needle workers who gather monthly from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month to knit and crochet for charitable purposes. They will meet in room 116 of the Coggin Baptist Church Connection Center in Brownwood. Contact Georganna Sonnenberg at (325) 643-3177 for more information.

The ARC of Brown County meets at noon on the second Tuesday of each month at Emanuel Chapel Church, 900 Beaver Street, in Brownwood. Interested parties can contact 325-646-5608 for more information.

The Early Band Boosters meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, at Early High School. All parents of Early middle and high school band students are encouraged to attend.

The American Legion Post 196 Brownwood meet at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at 2710 Crockett (across from the hospital). Coffee and soft drinks are served at 6:30 p.m.

Children's Art Class (ages 5 and up) are held at the Brownwood Art Center 215 Fisk every Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Instructor is Claudette West, call 512-940-1713 for information.

Adult art classes, for ages 14 and up, will be held at the Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Instructor is Claudette West, and she can be reached at (512) 940-1713.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Center for Life Resources, please contact Seallya Vaughn at (325) 646-9574, Ext. 258. or come by 408 Mulberry Street. Volunteer to teach arts, crafts, exercise, help with fun parties, etc. Use your expertise and life skills to help others.

SilverSneakers free fitness classes for adults 55 and older are held at 11:15 a.m. every week at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, 1815 Coggin Avenue. For more information call (325) 642-3049 or visit their website at www. silversneakers.com. All equipment provided. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. This class can be adapted by the student depending on their fitness level and abilities. It is suitable for beginning to intermediate skill levels.

The Brownwood Chess Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at TexasBank on Fisk. Everyone from students to seniors are welcome. For more information or questions call George Nowowiejski at (325) 643-3524 or (325) 203-1061.

Brownwood Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. at Adams Street Community Center. Cost is $3 per session. For information call Verle Rice at (325) 646-5162 or (325) 647-1035.

The 279 Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. for the AA Big Book Study at First United Methodist Church 5751 Highway 279 across from Potter Industries. Call 432-661-9625 for information.

The Browntowner Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 a.m., noon and at 6:30 p.m. at 502 W. Austin Avenue. For information, call (325) 646-4144.

Brownwood Al Anon Family Group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 400 C.C. Woodson. Call 325-647-6233 for more information.

Wednesday

Blanket United Methodist Church will host a free lunch for the Blanket community from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in its new Family Life Building. Games and visiting will be provided along with a devotional.

Children's Art Class (ages 5 and up) are held at the Brownwood Art Center 215 Fisk every Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Instructor is Claudette West, call 512-940-1713 for information.

Early First United Methodist Church will hold a free family dinner and youth fellowship. The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. with pre-school and kindergarten kids attending fellowship from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and youngsters ages 6 through 18 attending fellowship from 7 to 8 p.m.

Kidz for Christ, open to children age 3 through the sixth grade, takes place at Early First Baptist Church from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Bible study, missions study, scripture, memory, fun games, and a light meal served each week. The church welcome your children to this fun time of learning about God's love. Contact Pam McCullough at 325-642-1833 or pamela_nell@yahoo.com for more information.

The Brownwood Rotary Club meets at noon every Wednesday at the Brownwood Country Club.

Grand Starz Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Sponsored by Brown County Toys for Kids and Rustic Moon Lodge.

Awana Bible Club for ages 3 through sixth grade meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church. For more information, visit the church’s website at www.cogginchurch.org.

The Good Samaritan clothing room and food pantry are open from 1 to 5 p.m. at 305 Clark Street.

The Apostolic Church and Tim Lareau hold a Bible study at Gate One Inn on the Brady Highway at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Bangs Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Housing Authority Community Center at 406 E. Spencer Street in Bangs.

Brownwood Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. daily at 700 E. Baker Street. Call (325) 646-5842 for information.

The Browntowner Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 a.m., noon, and 6:30 p.m. (women’s meeting) at 502 W. Austin Avenue. For information, call (325) 646-4144.

New Way Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. daily at 602 W. Commerce Street.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides paid training for employment to individuals aged 55 and older. We pay you to learn new or enhance existing skills in order to obtain a job. Contact information for interested individuals:  vkenney@aarp.org  (210) 223-8900 or  jarriaga837@aarpfdnscsep.org  (325) 271-8970

Thursday

New Hope Clubhouse in Brownwood is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our doors are open to any adult whose life has been interrupted by mental illness. Come visit us at 2911 Avenue E (Brownwood Community Church) and look for our sign. Call 325-998-8725 or visit our website  www.centraltxclubhouse.com  for more information.

The Kiwanis Club of Brownwood meets at the Brownwood Country Club, 5875 County Road 225 at noon every Thursday excluding Thanksgiving. Your first visit lunch will be on us. Call Jerry at (325) 998-5551 or visit our Facebook page Kiwanis Club of Brownwood for more information.

The Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club meets at Taquito Millonario, 1020 Early Blvd, at 6:30 a.m. each Thursday, except Thanksgiving. First visit, your breakfast is on us. Call (325) 998-2058 or visit the Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club's Facebook page for more information.

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at Oak Ridge Manor.

The Brownwood Art Association Photo group meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. and is open to photographers at any level. The group is free to join and is focused on the love of photography. Mentors are available for amateur photographers looking to improve their abilities. For more information about the group, contact Craig Seger at baapg14@yahoo.com.

The McDaniel Extension Education Club meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at The Bangs Community Center. Call 325-203-0049 or 325-752-6402.

Brown County Riders Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Youth Fair Barns cafeteria every second Thursday of every month.

The Mid-Tex Human Resource Management Association meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Brownwood Country Club. Human resource professionals, staffing agencies, small business owners and supervisors are invited to attend. This lunch meeting is an opportunity to hear various speakers on topics relating to human resources in an informal setting. Guests are always welcome. The website is www.mthrma.

The Lake Brownwood Lions Club meets at 7:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. at 6751 Highway 279, North Lake Brownwood. For more information call (325) 784-6817.

High Mesa Cowboy Church, located at 1100 High Mesa, is now open every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a prayer meeting.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church’s Family Life Center. All who are struggling with life’s hurts, habits or hang-ups are invited to attend. For more info call Stacy at 325-642-3085.

The 279 Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church 5751 Highway 279 across from Potters Industries. Call 432-661-9625 for information.

SilverSneakers free fitness classes for adults 55 and older are held at 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays every week at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church, 1815 Coggin Avenue. For more information call (325) 642-3049 or visit their website at www.silversneakers.com. All equipment provided. Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. This class can be adapted by the student depending on their fitness level and abilities. It is suitable for beginning to intermediate skill levels.

Grand Starz Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Thursdays (nonsmoking). Sponsored by Brown County Toys for Kids and Rustic Moon Lodge.

Bring Everyone In the Zone support group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Building 1, Room 133, at Texas State Technical College (TSTC), 305 Booker Street. The group is for anyone who has served in the military and/or their family members. All veterans and active duty members, guard and reserve members, dependents and surviving spouses are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Clarence Hobbs at (325) 642-1246, or go to http:// www.cflr.us.

Women’s Winner Circle Peer Support Group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at 408 Mulberry Street in the Center for Life Resources Building. Winner Circle Peer Support will meet from 6 to 7 p.m.

Friday

The Bruner Community Pep Rally will be held at 5 p.m. at the Bruner Auto Group, 224 Early Blvd, beginning at 5 p.m. to celebrate the return to school and Friday Night Football. All the local schools in Brown County will be introduced along with their bands playing select songs.  Hot dogs, popcorn and Dr. Pepper will be available. The Community Pep Rally will culminate with a free concert featuring Chris Colston and home town artist Kyler Dean. 

New Hope Clubhouse in Brownwood is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our doors are open to any adult whose life has been interrupted by mental illness. Come visit us at 2911 Avenue E (Brownwood Community Church) and look for our sign. Call 325-998-8725 or visit our website  www.centraltxclubhouse.com  for more information.

The Lost and Found Group of Narcotics Anonymous of Brownwood meets at 7 p.m. on Fridays at 700 Main Street.

Grand Starz Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Fridays. Sponsored by Brown County Toys for Kids and Rustic Moon Lodge.

The Good Samaritan clothing room and food pantry are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 305 Clark Street.

Brown County Museum of History is housed in two buildings downtown — the old jail at 212 N. Broadway and the center across the street at 209 N. Broadway. We have several large artifacts inside like a one-room schoolhouse and a log cabin. We have interesting forefathers like Greenleaf Fisk and William Welcome Chandler. There are women like the first optometrist in Texas and the author of ‘A Ship of Fools,’ who lived in Brown County. The kids zone demonstrates to the younger generation about communications, paleontology and more. Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday,  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $3, children 5 and under are free. Call (325) 641-1926 for inquiries or to set up a tour on special days.

Brownwood Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. daily at 700 E. Baker Street. Call (325) 646-5842 for information.

The Browntowner Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 a.m., noon, and at 6:30 p.m. at 502 W. Austin Avenue. For information, call (325) 646-4144.

New Way Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. daily at 602 W. Commerce Street.

AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides paid training for employment to individuals aged 55 and older. We pay you to learn new or enhance existing skills in order to obtain a job. Contact information for interested individuals:  vkenney@aarp.org  (210) 223-8900 or  jarriaga837@aarpfdnscsep.org  (325) 271-8970

Saturday 

Everyone is welcome at the First United Methodist Church of Early for a time of silent prayer from 5-6 p.m, followed by the word and music from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

In-town recycling through Keep Brownwood Beautiful is available on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon under the Austin Avenue underpass at Avenue A and Brady Avenue. The collection is made possible by Keep Brownwood Beautiful volunteers and the City of Brownwood. Items accepted are No. 1 plastic ONLY water/soda bottles, cardboard, glass jars and bottles, newspaper, aluminum cans, tin cans, cell phones, printer cartridges, white office paper and magazines. 

The Home Depot has a Kids Workshop from 9 a.m. until noon on the first Saturday of each month. Youngsters ages 5 and older are invited to participate with their parents. For information, call (325) 643-1381. 

Rising Star’s “Open Air” Main Street Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first Saturday of the month. Vendor space is available, to reserve a space call Nancy at (325) 203-0311. Sponsored by the Rising Star EDC.

Buster’s Concho, Colorado and Brazos Valley Railroad, the 7 1/2-inch gauge ridable mini-train at the Martin and Frances Lehnis Train Museum, will be hauling passengers from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Passengers will be charged admission to get into the museum and there is an additional $2 charge for a ticket to ride the 7 1/2-inch gauge.

The Browntowner Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7 a.m., noon, and at 6:30 p.m. at 502 W. Austin Avenue. For information, call (325) 646-4144.

Most Excellent Way meetings are held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at 1001 Belle Plain. Anyone bound by addiction of any kind is eligible for free help.