Events for January 2017
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Jan 03   Ambassador Meeting
Monthly Ambassador meeting
Date:   January 3, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location:   Chamber board room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, September 7th
11:30 AM
Jan 03   Art Classes by Brownwood Art Association
There is a choice of a drawing class or an acrylic painting class.  Classes are designed for beginners and for those wanting to improve their skills.  Must be at least 21 years of age or accompanied by a parent of guardian
Date:   January 3, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Art Association
215 Fisk St.
Brownwood, TX
Contact:   325-641-2916
Email:   brownwoodart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   6-8 pm
Every Tuesday
Fees/Admission:   $12 per session
Jan 03   Painting with Friends - Art Class
Choose from drawing, watercolor, acrylic, or airbrush. $15/night or $50 for the month. If Tuesdays aren't good for you, set up your own private lesson Wednesday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm for drawing, watercolor, acrylic, or airbrush. $15 for hour lesson or $50 for a month of weekly lessons.
Date:   January 3, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.paintingwithfriendsbw.com
Location:   308 N Fisk Ave, Brownwood, TX
Email:   jsernaart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 per class 
$50 for the month
Jan 09   Ribbon Cutting and grand re-opening for Good Samaritan's resale store
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting and grand re-opening of Good Samaritan's remodeled resale store!
Date:   January 9, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   305 Clark Street, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Monday, January 9th 
11:30 AM
Jan 10   Better Breathers Club
The Better Breathers Club sponsored by the America Lung Association and Brownwood Regional Medical Center will be meeting the 2nd Tuesday of every month.  Learn about your lungs and a better way to live.  Refreshments will be served.
Date:   January 10, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:  
Brownwood Regional Medical Center
Classroom 1
Contact:   Anne Winkelmann or Helen Hutchins 325-641-2960
Date/Time Details:  
2nd Tuesday of every month
2PM - 3PM
Fees/Admission:  
No Fee
Jan 10   Art Classes by Brownwood Art Association
There is a choice of a drawing class or an acrylic painting class.  Classes are designed for beginners and for those wanting to improve their skills.  Must be at least 21 years of age or accompanied by a parent of guardian
Date:   January 10, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Art Association
215 Fisk St.
Brownwood, TX
Contact:   325-641-2916
Email:   brownwoodart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   6-8 pm
Every Tuesday
Fees/Admission:   $12 per session
Jan 10   Painting with Friends - Art Class
Choose from drawing, watercolor, acrylic, or airbrush. $15/night or $50 for the month. If Tuesdays aren't good for you, set up your own private lesson Wednesday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm for drawing, watercolor, acrylic, or airbrush. $15 for hour lesson or $50 for a month of weekly lessons.
Date:   January 10, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.paintingwithfriendsbw.com
Location:   308 N Fisk Ave, Brownwood, TX
Email:   jsernaart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 per class 
$50 for the month
Jan 16   MLK Memorial Parade and Ceremony
memorial Parade and ceremony honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
Date:   January 16, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM
Location:   Starting at the Bennie Houston Recreation Center ending at the MLK Memorial Plaza
Date/Time Details:   10 am
Jan 17   ACU Springboard Ideas Challenge
The Springboard Ideas Challenge is a mini-business model competition for aspiring entrepreneurs in Abilene and the Big Country. Participants will present an Elevator Pitch in 2 minutes or less for the opportunity to advance to the final round where participants will pitch to local investors. Grand Prize winner will receive $15,000.
Date:   January 17, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://blogs.acu.edu/springboard/
Location:   Early Chamber of Commerce 104 E Industrial Dr, Early, TX 76802
Contact:   Karen Heflin 325.674.6485 office 325.665.2843 cell
Email:   karen.heflin@acu.edu
Date/Time Details:   January 17, 2017 5:30pm-6:30pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 application fee
Jan 17   Art Classes by Brownwood Art Association
There is a choice of a drawing class or an acrylic painting class.  Classes are designed for beginners and for those wanting to improve their skills.  Must be at least 21 years of age or accompanied by a parent of guardian
Date:   January 17, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Art Association
215 Fisk St.
Brownwood, TX
Contact:   325-641-2916
Email:   brownwoodart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   6-8 pm
Every Tuesday
Fees/Admission:   $12 per session
Jan 17   Painting with Friends - Art Class
Choose from drawing, watercolor, acrylic, or airbrush. $15/night or $50 for the month. If Tuesdays aren't good for you, set up your own private lesson Wednesday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm for drawing, watercolor, acrylic, or airbrush. $15 for hour lesson or $50 for a month of weekly lessons.
Date:   January 17, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.paintingwithfriendsbw.com
Location:   308 N Fisk Ave, Brownwood, TX
Email:   jsernaart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 per class 
$50 for the month
Jan 19   Heart of Texas Dutch Oven Society Monthly Meeting
The group gets together monthly to cook, share recipes and do demonstrations.  Members may learn about the latest techniques and equipment.
 
Public is welcome.
Date:   January 19, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brownwood.com
Location:  
Riverside Park for January meeting.  Future locations TBA.
Contact:   Mansel Clay
Email:   trevmclay1@verizon.net
Date/Time Details:  
Start at 10 AM--finish approximately 2:00 or so.
Fees/Admission:  
No charge.
Jan 19   Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Cross Country Health Care
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Cross Country Health Care
Date:   January 19, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   1514 Indian Creek Drive, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, January 19th at 11:30 AM
Jan 20   Brownwood Mayor State of the City Luncheon
Brownwood Mayor Stephen Haynes will give his annual State of the City address at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday, January 20th.
 
The luncheon will take place at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church Connection Center from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Cost is $16 per person and includes lunch.
 
Mayor Haynes will recap the city happenings for 2016 and will talk about upcoming projects for the new year.
 
 The luncheon is open to the general public. Reservations are required and payment can be made in advance at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce or at the door.
 
Register by calling the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535 or go online at BrownwoodChamber.org.
Date:   January 20, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Coggin Avenue Baptist Church Connection Center
1815 Coggin Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801
Contact:   Ray Tipton
Email:   director@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, January 20th
11:30 AM - 1 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   $16 per person
Jan 21   5th Annual Brownwood Area Bridal Fair
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 5th annual Brownwood Area Bridal Fair on Saturday, January 21st at the Depot Civic & Cultural Center in Brownwood.

The fair will host a variety of vendors and will be a resource for soon-to-be brides in planning their special day.  Vendors will showcase their products and services and will be available with tips, techniques, and ideas for the perfect wedding.  Photographers, florists, DJs, party rental, and venues as well as other businesses are just a few of the types of vendors that will be on hand during the event. For a vendor application CLICK HERE

The bridal fair provides an opportunity for future brides to meet with businesses, all in one location, to help assist in planning the big day.  Door prize drawings will be taking place throughout the day as well, including a grand prize drawing.

The Brownwood Area Bridal Fair will take place from 11 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, January 21st at the Depot Civic & Cultural Center (600 E. Depot Street).  Admission to the show is free.

Beginning at 12:30 PM, participants can enjoy a wine tasting.
Date:   January 21, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Depot Civic & Cultural Center
600 E. Depot Street 
 
Contact:   Call Jennifer for more information at 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday January 21st from 11 am - 2 pm
 
Fees/Admission:   No charge for brides and guests
 
Jan 21   BCMoH Family Fun Day w/Sheriff Vance Hill
During the month of January, the Brown County Museum of History will be focusing on the role the Sheriff's Department has played in keeping our community safe. Sheriff Vance Hill will be with us at the Old Jail to talk about how to keep kids safe online. Children will learn about fingerprinting techniques and capture their own fingerprints to put on a personalized Emergency ID card.
Date:   January 21, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://facebook.com/BrownwoodTexasHistoryMuseum
Location:   Sheriff Vance Hill @ The Old Jail - 212 N. Broadway. Fingerprinting & Emergency ID @ the Main Building across the street - 209 N. Broadway
Contact:   Museum Director: Wanda Furgason
Email:   wandaf@browncountymuseum.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 21, 2017 Sheriff Vance Hill - 11 am Event lasts until 2 pm.
Fees/Admission:   $5 for kids $3 for parents $2 military / veterans / seniors 65+
Jan 24   Art Classes by Brownwood Art Association
There is a choice of a drawing class or an acrylic painting class.  Classes are designed for beginners and for those wanting to improve their skills.  Must be at least 21 years of age or accompanied by a parent of guardian
Date:   January 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Art Association
215 Fisk St.
Brownwood, TX
Contact:   325-641-2916
Email:   brownwoodart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   6-8 pm
Every Tuesday
Fees/Admission:   $12 per session
Jan 24   Painting with Friends - Art Class
Choose from drawing, watercolor, acrylic, or airbrush. $15/night or $50 for the month. If Tuesdays aren't good for you, set up your own private lesson Wednesday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm for drawing, watercolor, acrylic, or airbrush. $15 for hour lesson or $50 for a month of weekly lessons.
Date:   January 24, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.paintingwithfriendsbw.com
Location:   308 N Fisk Ave, Brownwood, TX
Email:   jsernaart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 per class 
$50 for the month
Jan 27   Stars of Texas Call for Entries
The Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit is a fine arts exhibit, which is open to Texas residents 18 and older. Each artist may submit 3 original works. Please see the prospectus available online, by mail, or at the Chamber office for particulars. Selected works will be eligible for a multitude of awards, and will hang in the Depot gallery for 2 weeks. Works not selected by the juror must be picked up by 4 p.m. on January 30.
Date:   January 27, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.starsoftexasjuriedartexhibit.com
Location:   Depot Civic and Cultural Center 600 Depot Street Brownwood
Contact:   Ruth Wheelis 325-646-7167 Ann Willard 325-641-0141
Email:   ruthanddale@wheelisfamily.com
Date/Time Details:   January 27, 5-6:30 pm January 28, 9 am - 12 noon.
Fees/Admission:   $20 non-refundable entry fee for each artwork. Number of entries is limited to three per artist.
Jan 28   Stars of Texas Call for Entries
The Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit is a fine arts exhibit, which is open to Texas residents 18 and older. Each artist may submit 3 original works. Please see the prospectus available online, by mail, or at the Chamber office for particulars. Selected works will be eligible for a multitude of awards, and will hang in the Depot gallery for 2 weeks. Works not selected by the juror must be picked up by 4 p.m. on January 30.
Date:   January 28, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.starsoftexasjuriedartexhibit.com
Location:   Depot Civic and Cultural Center 600 Depot Street Brownwood
Contact:   Ruth Wheelis 325-646-7167 Ann Willard 325-641-0141
Email:   ruthanddale@wheelisfamily.com
Date/Time Details:   January 27, 5-6:30 pm
January 28, 9 am - 12 noon.
Fees/Admission:   $20 non-refundable entry fee for each artwork. Number of entries is limited to three per artist.
Jan 28   Stars of Texas Digital Photo Shoot-Out
Participating photographers will shoot a predetermined subject(s)/location(s) and prepare a single image for judging within the specified time.  Vitit the website or call 325-998-3025 for information. Registration 10:00 - Noon. Taking of image and completion, Noon - 4:00 pm. "Best Overall Image" award of $250 to be given..
Date:   January 28, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.starsoftexasjuriedartexhibit.com
Location:   Adams Street Community Center
Contact:   325-998-3025
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 28, 12:00 - 4:00
Registration, 10:00 - Noon
Fees/Admission:   $20
Must be 18 years or older
Jan 30   Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Center for Life Resources is offering a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for the community! Come and learn about mental health and how to respond to a child or young adult having a mental health crisis.
Date:   January 30, 2017
Time:   08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/375682886122395/
Location:   Center for Life Resources 408 Mulberry St. Brownwood, TX 76801
Contact:   Kendyl Simons at CFLR 325-646-9574 ext. 2266
Email:   kendyl.simons@cflr.us
Date/Time Details:   Jan. 30th at 8:30am
Fees/Admission:   There is a $10 admission fee at the door. Cash or check please.
Jan 31   Art Classes by Brownwood Art Association
There is a choice of a drawing class or an acrylic painting class.  Classes are designed for beginners and for those wanting to improve their skills.  Must be at least 21 years of age or accompanied by a parent of guardian
Date:   January 31, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Art Association
215 Fisk St.
Brownwood, TX
Contact:   325-641-2916
Email:   brownwoodart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   6-8 pm
Every Tuesday
Fees/Admission:   $12 per session
Jan 31   Painting with Friends - Art Class
Choose from drawing, watercolor, acrylic, or airbrush. $15/night or $50 for the month. If Tuesdays aren't good for you, set up your own private lesson Wednesday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm for drawing, watercolor, acrylic, or airbrush. $15 for hour lesson or $50 for a month of weekly lessons.
Date:   January 31, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.paintingwithfriendsbw.com
Location:   308 N Fisk Ave, Brownwood, TX
Email:   jsernaart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 per class 
$50 for the month