Brownwood Bulletin


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:  (210) 223-8900 or  (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 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 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.


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.


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  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.

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. 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.