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Designed to prepare students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. The Instructor-led class is filled with fun games and roleplaying exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR!
2019 CLASS DATES June 11 ∙ June 14 ∙ June 24 ∙ June 27 July 18 ∙ July 25 ∙ August 2 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CHI St. Joseph Health Medical Office Building 2700 East 29th Street, Suite 140 Classroom ∙ Bryan, TX 77802
REGISTRATION INFORMATION Class fee is $50. Students should bring a sack lunch that does not require refrigeration. Pre-registration is required one week prior to class date. To register, call 979.731.1231 or visit www.chistjoseph.org for more information. Register early as classes fill quickly!
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Ideas for family game night Metro Creative Connection Family game nights can be a great way for families to disconnect from their devices and spend quality time together. Much in the way that family dinners can facilitate conversation and closeness, game nights can spark companionship and hours of fun. Game nights are easy to organize and are particularly handy on those nights when there’s not much to do or when the weather makes outside activities implausible. To get started, use these game ideas as a catalyst for fun. 1. Stick to the classics. Certain T H E B R YA N - C O L L E G E S TAT I O N E A G L E
games remain tried and true family favorites. These include Monopoly, Trouble, Risk, Clue, and Scrabble. Adults who had a favorite game growing can play it with their own children and see who outsmarts who. 2. Learn card games. From “War” to “Spades” to “Gin” to “Uno,” many card games have withstood the test of time. This is a great way to bridge gaps between grandparents and grandchildren. The older generation can teach these familiar games to children, and everyone can join in the fun. 3. Strengthen drama skills. Charades is a game in which teams must act out a word or phrase
VBS July 15-19
Vacation Bible School
for those entering grades 1st-5th in fall 2019
9:00 am-12:30 pm Monday-Friday based on certain categories and have others on their side guess what is being mimed. Charades often leads to lots of laughs and stumped participants. 4. Shop for new fun. Take a family trip to a toy store or another retailer and browse the games aisle. Let each family member pick out a game that appeals to them and then include them in your family game night rotation. Families can engage and converse over entertaining games that bridge generations.
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CAMP NARNIA July 29-August 2
an opportunity for grade school children to explore several areas of the fine arts!
Available for those entering grades 1st-7th in fall 2019 Registration opens May 1st! 4201 St Hwy 6 S | 979.690.4673 | christ-umc.org
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offer many summer programs for kids The Bryan-College Station Public Library System’s annual summer reading program starts June 1 and ends August 31. All ages may pick up a reading log in June or July and track their reading. There is a children’s reading log, a teen/ tween reading log, and an adult reading log. The theme for all ages is “A Universe of Stories”, and the artwork includes books and outer space. Mark one space on the reading log for each day of reading. For younger children, it is okay to include looking at books or having someone else read to them. After 30 days of reading, turn in your completed reading log. Children, teens, and tweens will receive a free book upon completion of the reading log, and adults may enter a drawing for a bookstore gift card. Completed reading logs must be turned in by August 31 at Clara B. Mounce Public Library in downtown Bryan or at Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station. Ringer Library is currently closed for construction to complete a project approved by voters in 2008. The project includes a 12,000-square-foot addition, the renovation of the original 16,000 square feet, and expansion of the parking lots. The library will be reopening this summer, but the exact date is not yet determined. During Ringer Library’s closure, events will be held at other locations in Bryan and College Station. Programs at Ringer Library will be scheduled after the library reopens. More programs may be added. See the website or sign up for the weekly electronic newsletter for updates. Summer reading logs may be picked up at Mounce Library starting June 1 and at Ringer Library after it reopens. The Ringer Library phone number is currently forwarding to Mounce Library. The Teen Job Skills Training Program that Ringer Library normally holds in the summer will be held solely
during the month of August this year. Applications will not be due in April this year. If you are a high school student and are interested in this program, please contact Ringer Library Manager Jessica Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 979-2095611. Ringer Library will also take applications for the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and for teen volunteers in general. Contact a Youth Services librarian at 979209-5600 for more information about the Teen Advisory Board for either library or to inquire about volunteering to help with library programs this summer.
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Family Game Night
June 10, 6 to 7:30 p.m. A variety of board June 13, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Ages 10-18. Hawaigames for all ages. ian food and music.
Don Plitt, Snake Day June 11. Get free ticket starting at 9:30 a.m. Three shows in a row. First show at 10 a.m. Limit 100 people per show. Learn about snakes and snake safety from local snake expert Don Plitt.
Lucas Miller, Singing Zoologist
Martha Wells, Author Visit and Book Signing June 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m. All ages. Award-winning, New York Times best-selling local science fiction and fantasy author Martha Wells will be at Mounce Library to talk about her books. All ages are welcome at this event.
Juneteenth Arts Festival
June 12. Get free ticket starting at 10 a.m. June 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., come and Three shows. First show at 10:30. First go. Hands-on art activities celebrating Junecome, first serve. Limit 100 people per See libraries, museums show.
201 E. 26th St., Bryan All events are free and no registration is required unless stated otherwise. Call 979-209-5600 or visit bcslibrary.org for more information.
Weekly Storytimes June 1 – July 31 n Baby/Toddler: Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. n Get Ready to Read (ages 3 & up): Thursdays, 10:40 a.m. n Big Kids Storytime: Tuesdays, 3 p.m., June only, PreK-K
Animal Day June 1, 9 to 11 a.m., come and go. The library is turning into a zoo! Animals of every kind on the library lawn and on the 2nd floor!
Hometown Heroes & Big Rigs June 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., come and go. Meet the heroes that keep our city running! See the big rigs they drive: fire trucks, police cars, water equipment, a cement mixer, and more!
Interactive Chemistry Road Show June 6, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Ages 10-18. Limited to 50. Registration required.
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teenth: African-American art and artists. In memory of Thabiti Ngozi.
Toni Simmons, storyteller June 19. Get free ticket starting at 10 a.m. Two shows in a row. First show at 10:30 a.m. Limit 100 people per show.
BCS Has Got Talent! June 20, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Ages 10-18. Show off any talent. Registration required to perform. Submit entry form found online.
Star Lab Outer Space Day June 25 & 26, times TBA. Free tickets. Come and go. Small groups at a time.
A Universe of Stories – Space Adventure June 27, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Ages 10-18. View constellations inside planetarium. Food, games, and crafts.
Kids Celebrate America
Eagle file photo The Texas A&M Physics show is sure to wow kids and adults alike. This year’s show will be on July 31 at Clara B. Mounce Library.
July 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Larry Koeninger’s pa- Registration required. Limited to 40. per bag symphony’s final performance of 1812 Overture (kids participate), snacks, crafts. Domino’s Dough Show July 24 and July 23. Get free ticket starting at 10 a.m. Three shows in a row. First show Family Game Night July 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m. A variety of board 10:30 a.m. Limit 100 people per show. games for all ages.
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Anime Club May 30 and June 27, 4-5 p.m. at Southwood Community Center, 1520 Rock Prairie Rd. in College Station. All ages. Watch and discuss Japanese animation and related books. PG to TV-14 videos. Free snacks. For more information, contact Kendra at email@example.com.
July 25, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Ages 10-18. We’ll be showing an iconic 80s movie (call or see TEENS Publish website for title). Theater popcorn. Wednesdays, June 5 to Aug. 7, except July 3, 2:30 to 5 p.m. at the Meyer Center, 2275 Dartmouth St. in College Station. Ages: goSundaes and Games Reptile Day ing into 7th grade to just graduated from July 11, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Ages 10-18. Make July 27, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., come and go. 12th grade. Applications accepted May 1 to an ice cream sundae with your favorite ingreJune 5, or until full. Limited to 20 people. dients. Play giant games. TAMU Physics Show July 31. Get free ticket starting at 10 a.m. Summer creative writing (and/or illustrafor 10:30 a.m. show. Get free tickets start- tion) program led by author Molly Blaisdell. TAMU Chemistry Road Show July 13. Get free tickets starting at 10:30 ing at 2:30 p.m. for 3 p.m. show. Limit 100 Each participant will complete one polished piece (short story, novel excerpt, etc.) to be a.m. for 11 a.m. show. Limit 100. First people per show. First come/first served. included in an anthology. We are still finalcome/ first served. izing the location for this program as Ringer Larry J. Ringer Library Library will likely not be open in time for the Kim Lehman, Musical Programs Storyteller Check the website at www.bcslibrary.org, sign June meetings. For more information, email July 17. Get free ticket starting at 10 a.m. for up for the weekly newsletter at bcslibrary.org/ Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org or see bcnewsletter, or call 979-764-3416 or 979-209- slibrary.org/teens-publish. 10:30 a.m. performance. Limit 100 people. 5600 to check locations for these events. Until Ringer reopens, the phone forwards to The following events will be held at Larry The Buzz About Bees Mounce. Events are free and no registration J. Ringer Library at 1818 Harvey Mitchell and Beeswax Pkwy. S. in College Station. July 18, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Ages 10-18. Honey is required unless stated otherwise. bee presentation and crafts with beeswax. July 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., come and go. Crafts, games, etc.
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Star Party with Brazos Valley Astronomy Club July 13, 9 to 11 p.m. The Brazos Valley Astronomy Club will bring telescopes to Ringer Library and tell you about constellations and planets you might see. For more information, contact Ashley at email@example.com.
Anime Club July 25 and August 29, 4 to 5:30 p.m. All ages. Watch and discuss Japanese animation and related books. PG to TV-14 videos. Free snacks.
Scholastic Book Fair Aug. 3-9. The Friends of the Library will be holding a Scholastic book fair in the library’s front meeting room. There will be books, posters, and more for all ages. Inexpensive items will be included. Proceeds benefit the library and help us provide book prizes for Summer Reading. Cash, checks, and credit/ debit cards will be accepted. Check website or contact Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org for exact schedule.
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Mounce/Ringer Libraries Joint Programs SYNC (free summer audiobook program)
mer slide” - register them for one of these fun, educational enrichment camps. Each session runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of “Be a Hero” Camp, which runs Tuesday through Friday. For more information, or to register, visit cmbv.org.
“Be a Hero” Camp
April 25 – Aug. 1. SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at audiobooksync.com.
May 28-31: Learn how to be a real HERO Spend a week helping our community and have fun while doing it! We will be learning about philanthropy by doing cool service projects for local groups in B-CS.
Summer Reading Logs
June 3-7: Young Entrepreneurs Camp: Do you have an awesome idea? Do you want to learn how to be a “Kid Entrepreneur?” We will learn about how to make our ideas come to life and end the week with a market showing off our wares!
June 1 – July 31. Pick up a summer reading log (kids, teen, or adult) to track 30 days of reading. Turn in the completed log by August 31.
Social Media June 1 – Aug. 31. Use the hashtag #SpaceAdventuresBCS to share your summer reading adventures with us on social media.
BCSPLS Teen/Tween Pool Party at Adamson Lagoon Aug. 13, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ages 10-18. Must participate in summer reading program (attend an event and/or have a summer reading log) to attend. Permission slip required. Registration appreciated. Free swimming and snacks. Permission slips will be available at libraries and at the party. Meet at Adamson Lagoon, 1900 Anderson St., inside Bee Creek Park in College Station. Contact Kendra at email@example.com or call 979-764-3416 (Kendra) or 979-209-5600 (Elaine) for more information.
Carnegie History Center 111 S. Main St., Bryan
First Friday May 3 and June 7, 6 to 9 p.m. Free tours of the building, part of Downtown Bryan’s event. For more information, call 979-2095630.
Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley
4001 East 29th St. Ste. 80, Bryan Don’t let your children experience the “sum-
Photo contributed by the City of College Station June 17-21: Explore the 5 senses at a camp On Reptile Day at Mounce Library, July 27, kids can get up close and personal with reptiles such as that is part science, part cooking, part ex- snakes. ploration and all fun! July 15 – July 19: Mummy Mysteries sports teams, athletes, and dancers! July 22 – July 26: Crazy Critters “Express Yourself” Art Camp July 29 – Aug. 2: Back to the Ice Age June 24-28: Our Art Camps are always one Brazos Valley Museum of Aug. 5 – Aug. 9: Milky Way Mysteries of our most popular camps, let your little PiNatural History Aug. 12 – Aug. 16: Island Life casso get messy and creative all week long! 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History will hold its 2019 Summer Nature Camp “Under the Sea” Camp George Bush Presidential July 8-12: We are thrilled that the Ocean- from June 3 to Aug. 16, offering exploration Library and Museum ography Department at TAMU is back again in science, animal behavior, history and the 1000 George Bush Dr W, this year to teach us about the Oceans and local environment through interactive lesCollege Station marine life. (This camp sold out quickly last sons and educational games and crafts. The summer. Please register well in advance to museum facility includes classroom areas, a STARS Summer Camp Discovery Room and a 40-acre park. Camp July 2-11, 15-18: Explore and Create STEAM secure your spot!) staff members are experienced teachers, (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and to ensure personalized instruction, the and Mathematics) Activities. The STARS “Space is the Place” Camp July 22-26: Can you believe that it has been museum keeps classes small with a teach- Summer Camp will focus on Studio Art and 50 years since the Moon Launch? We will er-to-student ratio of 1 to 10. Sessions run Science - STEAM elements. It will offer fun be celebrating all week long at the museum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Fri- and fascinating activities, such as making day with before- and after-camp care avail- a science model able to move (used on with all things outer space! able for children ages 4 through 12. Camp the space station), art animation, and rolesessions are divided into age groups. Camp playing. This is an Exploring History program “Inventors Workshop” Camp Aug. 5-9: Does your kid like to tinker? Do fees are $160 per session for members and with scavenger hunts through the Bush Muyou have a future architect on your hands? $180 for non-members. For more informa- seum. Activities include constructing modGive them a chance to let their creativity run tion, call the museum at 979-776-2195 or els, discovering the power of creativity, pizza visit www.brazosvalleymuseum.org. and painting, museum exploration, arts and wild. Who knows what they may create? Classes are as follows: crafts, and drawing and coloring. Each campJune 3 – June 7: Chemical Curiosities er will receive a free T-shirt and backpack. “Movin’ and Groovin’” Camp June 10 – June 14: Everything Earth For ages 7-11. Cost: $30/day or $120/for Aug. 12-16: Shake out those late summer 4 days. Contact Bush.Education@nara.gov sillies with our sports and exercise camp! June 17 – June 21: Digging Into Dinosaurs for more details. We will dance, stretch, and hula our way June 23 – June 28: A Budding Naturalist through the week and have visits from local July 8 – July 12: Ocean Adventures
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creative thinking STARS SummeR SUMMER CAmp CAMP
July 8-11, July 15-18 and July 22-25 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Each camper will receive a FREE T-shirt & backpack
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The STARS (STudio Art and Science) - STEAM elements. Offering Offering fun and fascinating activities, such as making a science model able to move (used on the space station), cartoon drawing, art animation, and role-playing! Discover the power of creativity! Combine technology with the arts, Museum exploration, Construct models, Enjoy pizza, drawing and coloring, Create arts and crafts cras T H E B R YA N - C O L L E G E S TAT I O N E A G L E
$30 per day or $120 for the four day camp This is an Exploring History program with scavenger hunts through the Bush Museum! Learn about Presidential Leadership and the life of President George H.W. Bush
To register visit www.bush41.org/education/summer-camps or call 979-691-4006 Fun Summer
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creativity abounds Art and theater camps let kids explore their artistic side
he school year is coming to an end, which means more free time for kids to have fun. The Arts Council of Brazos Valley and their affiliates provide a large selection of diverse summer camps that will keep your kids entertained, active and busy all summer long! This summer The Arts Council is offering a variety of Fine Arts camps for children ages 6-12 to explore their creativity. Starting June 3, Mark Martin will offer basic classes that cover a new topic each week, including drawing, painting, collage, and end with creating superhero drawings. Dr. Rose Santos will also teach a camp on Latin American Art from June 24-28 through various projects such as portraits, landscapes, drawings, and sugar skull masks. Her next camp will feature oceanic themed pieces from July 29-August 2. Two other art camps are taught by Navasota Artist in Residence, Rebecca Dias, from July 8-12 and July 15-19. She will offer classes in drawing, painting, and mixed media art focusing on nature-inspired animal and landscape themes. All camps will be held at The Arts Council, 4180 Highway 6 South in College Station. Snacks will be provided, but it is recommended full day campers bring a sack lunch. Registration is now open at acbv.org! The Children’s Museum of Brazos Valley provides a diverse selection of summer camps for children every year. Starting May 28-31, “Be A Hero” camp offers children to spend the week helping out around the community with cool service projects for local groups in Bryan/College Station. Young entrepreneurs can attend camp “Launch Pad” from June 3-7, where they will learn how to make their awesome ideas come to life. For a fun mixture of science and cooking, camp “Sensorium”
from June 17-21 allows children to explore their five senses. Artists can get messy and creative at the popular “Express Yourself” art camp Desiree Allen from June 24-28. the arts council Returning for the second year is “Under the Sea” camp, from July 8-12, which features the Texas A&M University Oceanography Department. They will teach students all about oceans and marine life. After exploring the depths of the ocean, children can celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Moon Launch at “Space is the Place” camp July 22-26. If your child loves to tinker, have them attend “Inventors Workshop” from August 5-9 where they can let their creative ideas emerge. Lastly, get your
kids to “Movin’ and Groovin” camp where they can explore different sports and meet with local teams, athletes and dancers. All camps at the Children’s Museum run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., except “Be a Hero” camp which runs Tuesday through Friday. For over a decade, The Navasota Theatre Alliance has provided summer youth theatre workshops and camps for children and teens. Attendees will be introduced to the various aspects of theatre arts including, lighting, sound, set construction, costuming, directing, and of course, acting! Children in grades 1-5 can sign up for Rising Star Camp that runs from July 22-27. Auditions and registration for this year’s production of “Kid Frankenstein” at Rising Star Camp will close on April 27. Teen camp for grades 6-12 runs from June 17-29, with auditions and registration for “The
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Music Man Jr.” closing on April 13. Unity Theatre in Brenham also offers Summer Drama camps for grades 2-12. Professional teaching artists and performers will lead the camps to provide your children with fun experiences through the art of theatre. Campers will get the opportunity to explore their creativity through exercise imaginations, creating characters, and theatrical performances on stage. Camp “Creative Dramatics” for grades 2-3, and “Playbuilding” for grades 4-6 will run from July 8-12. Also for grades 4-6, “Acting in Performance Jr.” will be a two week long camp from July 15-28 as they prepare for the roles of supporting actors in the production “A Pocketful of Rhymes”. The newest camp “Acting in Performance: Showcase” for grades 7-12, will run July 8-19. These students will audition, be cast in, and prepare for the production of “Honk! Jr.”. All camps will have performances to show off the students’ hard work at the end of camp. In addition, campers can apply for full and partial scholarships for tuition that are offered each year! The Arts Council and their affiliates thank you for your support and hope your children have a summer full of fun that will spark their imagination and inspire them to further develop their creativity.
Desiree Allen is a marketing intern with The Arts Council of Brazos Valley. For any questions regarding The Arts Council and its programs, you can visit acbv. org, call 979-696-2787, email info@acbv. org, or visit in person at 4180 Highway 6 South College Station. The Arts Council is dedicated to making the arts accessible to all residents and visitors of the Brazos Valley through funding, promotion, adPhoto contributed by The Arts Council vocacy and partnership building. T H E B R YA N - C O L L E G E S TAT I O N E A G L E
& youth programs Wide variety of activities offered Bryan
tional child or $25/day per child. There are Community Center. Learn about their youth For more information on Bryan camps and only 300 slots available in this program, so summer camps, senior programs, special events, employment opportunities, aquatic other youth activities, visit bryanparksandrec- register early. programs, athletic programs, library activities reation.com. These programs and camps are and more. On-site registration for youth camps not licensed child-care programs. Summer Parks Program June 3 – July 12: Play, meet new friends and and swim lessons will also be available. For enjoy the outdoors. From exciting field trip more information, visit cstx.gov/events or call Neal Recreation Center and swim days, to kickball tournaments and 979-764-3486. Summer Session Session No. 1: May 28 – June 28; Session arts and crafts, you child will have the opNo. 2: July 8 – Aug. 9, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 portunity to enjoy a wide variety of fun out- English and Math Camps p.m. A full day of camp, with organized door activities. Lunch provided by the Bryan May 27 - Aug. 9: SpiderSmart Learning games and supervised field trips for ages ISD Summer Lunch Program. For ages 5-12. Center, located in H-E-B Tower Point Plaza in 5-14. Breakfast and lunch is provided. Cost: Free. Held noon to 5 p.m. at different parks College Station, is hosting various English $40 individual, $35 for each additional fam- in Bryan: Bonham, Haswell, Henderson, and Math Camps, including Little Reader’s ily member. There are only 200 slots avail- Tanglewood and Villa West. Registration will Camps, Public Speaking Camp, Classic Littake place on the first day of camp at the erature Camp, Creative Writing Camp, Usage able in this program, so register early. park of your choice. If your child is a walker, and Grammar Camp, Poetry Analyzing/Writing please send a completed registration form Camp, Spelling Bee and Word Origins Camp, Camp H.E.R.O. 2019 Critical Essay Camp, Math Practice Camps, May 28 – Aug. 9: This camp for children with your child. SAT Prep Workshops, College Application ages 5 to 12 promotes health and self esteem, while keeping the children active Bryan Thunderbolts Track Club Camps, etc. Visit spidersmartcollegestation. through exciting games, field trips and swim June 10 – July 13, Mondays, Tuesdays and weebly.com for detailed information or email days. The camp will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays: This program is for all levels of firstname.lastname@example.org. Monday through Friday at Sam Houston El- experienced youth ages 6-18 with track and ementary, 4501 Canterbury Dr. in Bryan. field events and distance running. Athletes Prodigy Learning Center Weekly camp themes are: Kickin’ Off Sum- will learn proper techniques and improve Summer Camp mer (May 28-31), Get in the Game! (June speed, agility, strength and endurance. A May 28 – Aug. 16, Monday through Friday, 3-7), Superheroes (June 10-14), Around the program fee of $35 is required to join. Prac- 7:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 105 Graham Road in World (June 17-21), Backyard Fun (June 24- tice will be at Merrill Green Stadium at Bryan College Station. Small groups, weekly field 28), Red, White and Blue (July 1-3), Space High School, 3450 Campus Dr. Bring a wa- trips (movies, bowling, picnics), arts and crafts is the Place (July 8-12), Hawaiian Hullabaloo ter bottle, tennis shoes and spikes. A t-shirt and water days. For ages 6-12. Cost: $105 (July 15-19), Disney Week (July 22-26), Car- will be provided. For registration information, per week. For more information, contact plc@ nival (July 29 – Aug. 2), HERO Games 2019 visit bryanparksandrecreation.com or call prodigybcs.com or visit prodigybcs.com. (Aug. 5-9). Registration will take place at the Raymond Bradley at 979-209-5203. Bryan Parks and Recreation Office, 1309 E. Full Day Summer Camp College Station Martin Luther King. Blvd. in Bryan, online at May 29-June 28, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and parks.bryantx.gov, or on site during camp. Parks Summer Open House July 8 – Aug. 2, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. This The registration fee is $20 for one child or April 27: Join the College Station Parks & camp offers ages 6-15 a variety of daily activi$30 for the family. Cost is $100/ week for Recreation Department at their Summer Open ties, including outdoor recreation, performing the first child and $90/week for each addi- House from 9 a.m. to noon at the Southwood and creative arts, team-building exercises T H E B R YA N - C O L L E G E S TAT I O N E A G L E
Neal Recreation Center 600 North Randolph, Bryan Bonham Park 2315 Russell St., Bryan Sue Haswell Park 1142 E. William Joel Bryan Pkwy., Bryan Henderson Park 1629 Mockingbird Ln., Bryan Tanglewood Park 3901 Carter Creek Pkwy., Bryan Villa West Park 2050 W. Villa Maria Rd., Bryan Lincoln Recreation Center 1000 Eleanor St.,College Station Southwood Community Center 1520 Rock Prairie Rd, College Station Lick Creek Nature Center 13600 Rock Prairie Rd.,College Station Brian Bachmann Community Park 1600 Rock Prairie Rd.,College Station
and more. Lunch is provided, but campers are asked to bring a morning and afternoon snack. Each family needs to attend a parent orientation on May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Recreation Center. Parents of past camp participants do not need to attend. Camp will not be held May 27, July 1-5 and 25-26. Registration takes place on-site at the Lincoln Recreation Center and ends on July 15. Cost: $60 resident, $72 non-resident.
Vacation Bible School at Rock Prairie Baptist Church June 1: Free event at 5000 Rock Prairie Road in College Station for ages kindergarten through 6th grade. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch provided. For more information, call 979-690-8412 or visit rpbc-cs.org/vbs.
CSISD Summer Day Camp June 9 – Aug. 3: SDC Campers can be registered week-to-week. Full day and half day schedule options are available, but space is limited. Children who have completed grades kindergarten through 6 are eligible to attend. Campers will need to bring two snacks and a lunch every day. Visit summerdaycamp.csisd.org for fees, schedules, field trip information, and how to register. Registration opens online April 29 at 10 a.m.
Camp Unplugged June 10-14, June 17-21 & June 24-28: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Aggieland Country School, 1500 Quail Run Rd in College Station. Children ages 3-7 will enjoy hiking, singing, crafts, and active play as we learn
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about the wonders of our natural word and attempt STEAM challenges. Garden fresh snacks and bring-your-picnic lunch. Wading pools, sprinklers, and water play on Fridays. Cost: $125 per week. For more information and to register, visit aggielandcountryschool.com.
TAMU Summer Educational Enrichment in Math (SEE-Math) July 15–26: The Texas A&M University Department of Mathematics will host a two week, non-residential program for gifted math and science students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades from 1 to 5 p.m. The goal of the program is to broaden the students’ experience by applying what they have already learned to do exciting math activities like computer animations, surprising probabilities, cryptography, 3 and 4 dimensional geometry, topology and mathematical games. An application with a teacher recommendation is required and will be accepted starting April 1 until space is filled up. There will be a $100 registration fee which is waived for those who cannot afford it. Dorm space may be available for a parent and child if they are traveling long distance to attend. For more information, visit http:// see-math.math.tamu.edu/2019.
Vacation Bible School at Christ United Methodist Church July 15–19: Located at 4201 Hwy 6 S in College Station for those entering grades 1 through 5 in fall 2019. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 979-690-4673 or visit christ-umc.org.
Camp Narnia at Christ United Methodist Church July 29 – Aug. 29: Located at 4201 Hwy 6 S in College Station for those entering grades 1 through 7 in fall 2019. Registration opens May 1. For more information, call 979-6904673 or visit christ-umc.org.
Mini Camps Qualified program coordinators plan each camp to ensure your child has fun and learn the presented skills. Full-day campers are asked to bring a lunch, two snacks and a drink. Half-day campers are asked to bring a snack and drink. For more information, call 979-7646486 or visit cstx.gov/camps. n Nature Lunch Break: May 28-31, June 3-7,
June 10-14, July 1-3, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-24, July 29 – Aug. 2. If your camper is registered for a morning (8 a.m. to noon) and afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) camp in the same week, you have the option to register them for this supervised lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. at Lick Creek Nature Center. Board games will also be available. Campers are asked to bring a lunch, two snacks and a drink. On-site registration available by credit card only through the first class day on May 28. Cost: $10. n Animal Adaptations (Senses & Defenses): May 28-31, 8 a.m. to noon at Lick Creek Nature Center. Learn how animals use their senses and defenses to survive in extreme situations in the wild. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends May 28. n Forest Learning: May 28-31, 1 to 5 p.m. at Lick Creek Nature Center. Immerse yourself in the forest at Lick Creek Park as we use the natural world around us to learn, ask questions, and become real explorers. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends May 28. n Environmental Art: June 3-7, 8 a.m. to noon at Lick Creek Nature Center. Release your creative side as we embrace all things art and nature. Raise conservation awareness about certain environmental issues using art and simply appreciate all that nature has to give us. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends June 3. n Junior Firefighter Camp: June 3-7 and June 17-21, 8 a.m. to noon at College Station Fire Station #5, 1601 William D. Fitch Pkwy. Do you have an aspiring firefighter at home? Ages 9-12 are invited to learn from College Station firefighters about firefighting equipment, escape planning, fire science and prevention, physical fitness, teamwork, CPR and first aid. Cost: $60. Registration ends June 3. n Basketball / Agility Camp: June 3-7 and June 24-28. Ages 3-5: 9 to 10:15 a.m. ; ages 6-13: 10:30 a.m. to noon at Brian Bachmann Community Park. Campers will receive basketball speed, agility, strength and endurance training in a positive environment by Omega Elite Sports Performance Training. This individual-focused, goal-oriented program will develop and enhance your camper’s physical and mental performance. Cost: $35. Registration ends June 3. n Aquatic Scientists: June 3-7, 1 to 5 p.m. and June 10-14, 8 a.m. to noon at Lick Creek Nature Center. Explore the depths of the vast ocean as we sink our hands into aquatic fun as marine scientists. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends June 3.
n Football / Agility Camp: June 10-14 and July 15-19. Ages 3-5: 9 to 10:15 a.m.; ages 6-13: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Campers will receive football speed, agility, strength and endurance training in a positive environment by Omega Elite Sports Performance Training at Brian Bachmann Community Park. This individual-focused, goal-oriented program will develop and enhance your camper’s physical and mental performance. Cost: $35. Registration ends June 10. n A Bug’s Life: June 10-14, 1 to 5 p.m. Learn about insects, arachnids, and other crawlers and flyers and how they help our ecosystem at Lick Creek Nature Center. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends June 10. n Learn, Grow, Eat, Go! June 17-21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This full-day camp explores aspects like gardening, sustainability, cooking fresh foods and getting active at Lick Creek Nature Center. Ages 7-12. Cost: $130. Registration ends June 17. n Golf Camp: June 24 and July 15. Ages 3-6: 8 to 10 a.m.; ages 7-12: 5 to 7 p.m. Texas Team will teach campers a variety of athletic skills needed to play recreational golf at Brian Bachmann Community Park. Long-term, developmental activities include throwing, jumping, skipping, hopping and striking. Equipment is provided. Cost: $35. Registration ends June 24. n Cheer Camp: June 24-28 and July 29 – Aug. 2. Ages 4-8: 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; ages 9-14: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Join us for a basic introduction to cheerleading basics at Lincoln Recreation Center. Campers will explore jumps, arm motions, basic tumbling, cheers and learn dance routines. Cost: $35. Registration ends June 24. n Outdoor Wilderness Survival Camp: June 24-28 and July 29-Aug. 2, 8 a.m. to noon at Lick Creek Nature Center. Campers should arrive with sunscreen on, and bring water and a snack. All activities are conducted in a safe environment. Day 1: Explore American Indian and pioneer culture. Learn to find and build shelter to prevent from getting lost in the wilderness, and search for and identify edible and medicinal plants. Day 2: Discover how to find and purify water for drinking, make a fire by friction, track animals, and make primitive hunting tools. Day 3: We’ll make rope, survival baskets, bows and arrows, animal traps and snares, and throw spears. Day 4: Learn outdoor woodsmen skills to enable you to better observe wildlife. Practice our new fire building skills and how to light a campfire with only one match. Day 5: Make soap and toothpaste
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out of native plants and learn the techniques needed for campfire cooking. The week ends with a final review and graduation where each camper receives an arrowhead. Ages 6-12. Cost: $155. Registration ends June 24. n Reptiles of Lick Creek Park: July 1-3, 8 a.m. to noon at Lick Creek Nature Center. Explore the scaly reptiles of Lick Creek Park and learn about their habitat, biology, and behavior. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends July 1. n Birds of Lick Creek Park: July 1-3, 1 to 5 p.m. at Lick Creek Nature Center. Come explore the wide variety of bird species found here at Lick Creek Park and learn about their biology, behavior, and migration patterns. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends July 1. n Wildlife Hero’s: July 8-12, 8 a.m. to noon at Lick Creek Nature Center. Embrace your inner wildlife hero as we become ambassadors for the natural world around us to bring awareness and appreciation about wildlife. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends July 8. n Planet Pals: July 8-12, 1 to 5 p.m. at Lick Creek Nature Center. Learn about the importance of recycling, reducing waste and reusing. Camper will create DIY projects with recycled materials. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends July 8. n Rock ‘N’ Roll: July 15-19, 8 a.m. to noon at Lick Creek Nature Center. This camp features geology at its finest. Campers will explore volcanoes, rocks, sands, soil and more! Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends July 15. n Nocturnal Life: July 15-19, 1 to 5 p.m. at Lick Creek Nature Center. Venture into the life of nocturnal animals as we will learn about their feeding tactics, night vision, and behavior. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends July 15. n Silly Science: July 22-24, 8 a.m. to noon at Lick Creek Nature Center. Have loads of fun as we get silly with science. Discover all of the quirky things nature has to offer as we dive into experiments. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends July 22. n Can You Dig It?: July 22-24, 1 to 5 p.m. at Lick Creek Nature Center. Explore archeology in your own backyard, learning about the past right beneath your feet. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends July 22. n Out Of This World: July 29 – Aug. 2, 1 to 5 p.m. at Lick Creek Nature Center. Take a closer look at outer space as we discover and explore the many planets, galaxies, and constellations space has to offer. Ages 7-12. Cost: $60. Registration ends July 29. T H E B R YA N - C O L L E G E S TAT I O N E A G L E
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certs from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Palace The- World’s Largest Swim Lesson ater in Downtown Bryan. Gates open at 7:30 June 30: 10 to 11 a.m. at Bryan Aquatic Pawpaloosa May 4: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morris Buzz p.m. For more information, visit downtown- Center. Take part in breaking the world record for the world’s largest swim lesson Hamilton Dog Park, 4890 Boonville Road in bryan.com. and bringing awareness to the importance Bryan. Sixth annual pet health fair and Bryan of water safety. For more information, visit Animal Center adoption reunion. Free. For Drive-In Movie more information, visit bryananimalcenter. July 11: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Bryan Re- bryantx.gov. com. gional Athletic Complex, 5440 N. Texas in Bryan. Celebrate National Parks & RecreCOLLEGE STATION ation Month with a movie. Entrance fee is Atlas Glow Run May 4: 6 to 10 p.m. – A family friendly night $5 per vehicle. Concessions available. Mov- Lincoln Recreation Center of racing, food and music at Lake Walk, ie starts at dusk. For more information, visit Easter Egg Hunt 4107 Lake Atlas Dr. in Bryan. There will be bryantx.gov. April 18: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at W.A. Tarrow 5K, 10K and 10K team relay options for Park, 1000 Eleanor St in College Station. participants. A live free concert will follow. Games of Texas This free event will include an egg hunt, phoFor registration and more information, visit July 25–28: The cities of College Station tos with the Easter Bunny, craft projects, Paw atlasglowrun.com. and Bryan, in collaboration with Texas A&M Paw’s Party Train and more. The egg hunt is University, are hosting the 2019 Texas Ama- open to ages 10 and under. teur Athletic Federation Games of Texas. Bryan City Cemetery The games consist of 14 sporting events: Kite Fest 2019: Color the Sky Clean-Up Day May 11: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Bryan City Cem- archery, bowling, boxing, golf, judo, life- April 28: 1 to 4 p.m. Join Recreation, Park etery, 1111 North Texas Ave. Bring your own guard competition, pickleball, sand volley- and Tourism Sciences and BCS for its annual hand tools and a covered dish to share at ball, skateboarding, skeet shooting, soccer, Kite Fest at Wolf Pen Creek Park, 1015 Colthe chapel for lunch at noon. Topsoil pro- swimming, tennis and track and field. The gate Drive in College Station. All ages and vided. For more information, contact Bob annual Games of Texas is governed by the pets are welcome. Bring your favorite kite Holmes at email@example.com or call 979- Texas Amateur Athletic Federation, a non- to fly. There will be activities, vendors from profit organization representing municipal around the area, and food/drinks for sale. 209-5230. park and recreation departments and re- For more information, email kitefest2019@ lated organizations throughout the state. gmail.com. Spring Into Summer at For more information or to register, visit taaf. Lake Bryan May 18: Enjoy bounce houses, games, a com/gamesoftexas. Starlight Music Series face painter, popcorn, food vendors, and the Load up your coolers, blankets and lawn feature movie “Finding Nemo” on the lawn chairs for free entertainment during the City Bryan Aquatic Events overlooking the lake after sunset. 5:30 to of College Station’s Starlight Music Series at 10 p.m. at Lake Bryan, 8200 Sandy Point Slide Into Summer Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater. Admission is Rd in Bryan. May 27: 1 to 7 p.m. at Bryan Aquatic Center, free. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concerts 3100 Oak Ridge Drive in Bryan. Be the first to begin at 7 p.m. Coolers must be 48 quarters ride the new double flume slide. All ages wel- or smaller. Pets, kegs and glass containers Summer Sunset Series June 14 & 28 and July 12 & 26: Free con- come. For more information, visit bryantx.gov. are not allowed. Concessions will be avail-
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able for purchase. Parking is located at Post Oak Mall with handicap parking accessible from Colgate Drive. For more details, visit cstx.org/starlight. n May 4: Kimberly Dunn with guests Judson Cole Band & Ben Kadlecek n May 18: Hotel California - Traveling all the way from Canada, Hotel California is North America’s best Tribute to The Eagles! n June 1: Infinite Journey With Guest Cold As Ice. Infinite Journey is an international Journey tribute band based in Dallas, Texas, playing high-energy shows across the country since 2012. n June 8: Dwayne Dopsie And The Zydeco Hellraisers with guest Mi’chel Rose & Zydeco Players. Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers were nominated for a 2018 Grammy award for the Best Regional Roots Music Album.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration May 5: Join the City of College Station as they commemorate Mexican culture from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Recreation Center. There will be food trucks, live entertainment and prizes. Free for all ages. For more information, call 979-764-3779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glow-In-The-Dark Dance Party May 17: Dance the night away! There will be food, music, games and door prizes. Glow sticks and other glow items will be given out, but feel free to wear your own glow items and apparel. For grades 5 through 8. Free. 7 to 10 p.m. at Lincoln Recreation Center.
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Memorial Day Fest May 27: 3 to 9 p.m. Celebrate Memorial Day at Century Square with fun for the whole community. A kids carnival with a petting zoo will be open in front of The Green from 3 to 6 p.m. Face painting and balloon animals available for kids. Later, a family friendly concert will feature Jordan Nix and The Day Drinkers from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit century-square.com.
College Station Aquatic Events For more information, call 979-764-3586 or visit cstx.gov/ pools.
Water Safety Day May 19: Bring the whole family to Adamson Lagoon from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for a fun-filled, educational day designed to increase public awareness about water safety. Families will learn about drowning prevention, water rescue skills, proper life jacket.
Memorial Day May 27: Pools will be open for Memorial Day from 12-6 p.m.
CSISD T-Shirt Day and Aquatics Honor Roll
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May 29: Wear a College Station ISD shirt to receive half- Challenger Family Social price admission at Adamson Lagoon. A/B CSISD honor roll June 21: Families with special needs individuals are instudents will receive a free sno-cone from the concession vited to enjoy a fun evening at Cindy Hallaran Pool from stand. Must bring report card. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Regular admission rates apply.
June 5: All ages are invited to learn in hands-only CPR at Adamson Lagoon between 2-6 p.m. It only takes 20 minutes to learn to save a life. All participants will receive free admission on their next visit to any City of College Station pool.
Splash-In Cinema: “The Parent Trap”
June 28: Relax in Adamson Lagoon and enjoy watching “The Parent Trap” on our 32-foot inflatable, high-definition screen. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at sunset. Inflatables, flotation devices, outside food and drinks are not allowed. Concessions will be available for purchase. Tickets go on sale May 1 for $5 each. Ages 2 and under are free Two Can Swim June 26: Bring two canned goods to receive half-price ad- but require a ticket. Tickets can be purchased online or inmission from 1-4 p.m. at Adamson Lagoon. All donations person at either College Station pool. will benefit the Brazos Valley Food Bank.
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Hawaiian Day June 12: Join us for an island-themed party with games at Adamson Lagoon from 1-4 p.m. Dress in your best Hawaiian outfit to receive half-price admission.
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Happy Father’s Day June 16: Dads receive free admission at all pools.
Shipwrecked Lagoon and Treasure Hunt June 19: We’re throwing a pirate-themed party with games at Adamson Lagoon! Dress like a pirate to receive halfprice admission from 1-4 p.m. Treasure hunt starts at 3 p.m.
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Independence Day Celebration
price admission from 2-4 p.m. Accepted donations include linens, personal hygiene products, and children’s clothing items.
July 4: Enjoy games every hour, duck derby, noodle races July 24: Celebrate Shark Week from 2-4 p.m. at Adamson from 12-6 p.m. at Adamson Lagoon. Ducks for the derby Lagoon. You’ll get to take a photo with a Great White Shark can be purchased at the register for $1 each. The winning and play in shark-infested waters. ducks down the slide will receive an Adamson Lagoon Discount Pass. Splash-In Cinema: “Space Jam” Aug. 10: Relax in Adamson Lagoon and enjoy watching “Space Jam” on our 32-foot inflatable, high- definition Pool Safety July 10: All ages are invited to learn in hands-only CPR at screen. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Movie begins at sunset. InAdamson Lagoon between 2-6 p.m. It only takes 20 minutes flatables, flotation devices, outside food and drinks are not to learn to save a life. All participants will receive free ad- allowed. Concessions will be available for purchase. Tickets mission on their next visit to any City of College Station pool. go on sale May 1 for $5 each. Ages 2 and under are free but require a ticket. Tickets can be purchased online or inperson at either College Station pool. Christmas In July July 17: You’re invited to a Whoville-themed party at Adamson Lagoon! You’ll even get to take a photo with the Grinch. Doggie Day at the Pool Bring donations for the Twin City Mission to receive half- Sept. 28: Your dog is invited to enjoy a day at Cindy Hal-
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laran Pool from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is $3 per dog and $2 per person. There will be toys, treats and door prizes. Proof of current Brazos County tag and rabies vaccination required for entry. Visit cstx.gov/pools to view a complete list of rules.
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