Events for April 2014
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Apr 03   7th Annual Spring Business Showcase
***Mark Your Calendar!*** 

7th
Annual Spring Business      Showcase
"Superhero's For Success"

Thursday, April 3rd
Brownwood Coliseum

   
The 2014 Spring Business Showcase is going up, up and away this year with the theme of "Superhero's For Success." Each business is encouraged to decorate displays with a superhero theme of their choice for a chance to win one of three Booth Awards - Best Overall, Best Themed and Best Newcomer.

The Showcase will feature a variety of products, goods and services from businesses of all types.

Lots of Great Door Prizes, Booth Prizes, Fun & Excitement throughout the day including Fashion Shows featuring local boutiques and department stores latest styles!

 Register TODAY!

Date:   April 3, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Coliseum
Contact:   Missi Malone, Director of Member Services 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 3rd
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Apr 05   HPU Fest
Date:   April 5, 2014
Location:   Old Main Park
Contact:   Student Life
Email:   bmarsh@hputx.edu
Date/Time Details:   4/5/14
Apr 05 - Apr 06   Model Railroaders Club Meet
The Heart of Texas Free-Mo meet will be held in Brownwood on April 5th and 6th at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center and the Lehnis Railroad Museum. Numerous Free-Mo model railroading modules will all come together to form one large, room-sized operation layout. The modules all meet one specific standard to allow everyone to connect their module or modules to those of another person, club or group. There will be numerous types and models in operation throughout the event. The North Texas Free-Mo is a large group of model railroaders in the Fort Worth & Dallas area. They will transport their modules to join up with the Brownwood Lehnis Heart of Texas Model Railroad club. Adding to that will be the individual modules of other railroaders coming in from around Texas and Oklahoma. Coming along with the modules will be the action group "Leads and Lace." They are an 18th century reenacting company. The will "dual it out" on the trains and at the Kress Depot.
Date:   April 5, 2014 - April 6, 2014
Location:   Depot Civic and Cultural Center and the Lehnis Railroad Museum.
Date/Time Details:   Operating hours will be Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM and Sunday Noon to 4 PM.
Apr 05   Family Day at the Lehnis Railroad Museum
The first Saturday of every month is Family Day at the Lehnis Railroad Museum!  The museum will present a special interpretive program at 11:00 a.m.  The first program will be a tour of the caboose, plus the Lehnis Heart of Texas Model Railroad Club will be working on the new permanent model railroad layout and will be available for questions.
Date:   April 5, 2014
Time:   12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location:  
Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum
700 E. Adams St.
Brownwood, Texas
Contact:   325-643-6376
Email:   mirving@ci.brownwood.tx.us
Date/Time Details:  
The first Saturday of every month
10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Fees/Admission:  
Special Low Admission  $2 for ages 5 and over
                                             Ages 5 and under are free
Apr 05   Santa Anna's 1st Annual Spring Craft Fair and Farmers Market
Santa Anna's 1st Annual Spring Craft Fair and Farmer's Market
More than 40 vendors will line Hwy 67 with arts and crafts, food, kids activities, antiques, demonstrations, and much more!  Enjoy music while strolling the street in search of that perfect find!
Date:   April 5, 2014
Time:   08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location:   All down Hwy 67 through Santa Anna
Contact:   Janice Modawell 325-998-6116
Email:   b.modawell@verizon.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday April 5th
8AM-5PM
Fees/Admission:   No Fee for attendees
Vendor fee $10
Apr 08   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:   April 8, 2014
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
Apr 08   Latch Key Program Annual Hamburger Supper Fundraiser
Annual Hamburger Supper Fundraiser to benefit the Latch Key Program. Each ticket purchased gets you the choice of hamburger or hotdog, chips and a drink. There will also be a bake sale for desserts. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Latch Key office or from any board member or at the door the night of the event.
Date:   April 8, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.latchkeyprogram.org
Location:   2411 Coggin Avenue First Christian Church Fellowship Hall
Contact:   Jessica Hardy, Director 646-2138
Email:   latchkeyprogram@harrisbb.com
Date/Time Details:   April 8, 2014 5-7 PM
Fees/Admission:   Children: $4.00 Adults: $6
Apr 08   Young Leaders Monthly Social
Join us at Humphrey Pete's for the Monthly Social hosted by the Young Leaders of Brown County!  Stop by between 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM for appetizers, drinks and meeting new friends!
Date:   April 8, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Humphrey Pete's
Contact:   Missi Malone, Director of Member Services 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 8th
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Apr 10   Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 2014 Annual Chamber Banquet on April 10.

Early bird pricing of $35 per ticket ends Friday, April 4th.  Tickets will cost $40 each starting Monday, April 7th.  Seating is limited.
 
Community Service Awards will be presented during the banquet including Good Neighbors, Community Partner, Business of the Year, Man and Woman of the Year and the Groner Pitts “Lifetime of Service” Award. 
 
The 2014 Annual Banquet is presented by 3M Company.  Gold Sponsor of the event is Citizens National Bank.  

 Community Awards are sponsored by the following:
 
Groner Pitts Lifetime of Service Award sponsored by Stuart Coleman
Man of the Year Award sponsored by BrownwoodNews.com
Woman of the Year Award sponsored by Auto Glass Magic
Professional of the Year sponsored by  Dr. Pepper Bottlers, Brownwood, Inc.
Community Partner sponsored by Jones Carpet
Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Texas-Clean
Large Business of the Year sponsored by TexasBank
Medium Business of the Year sponsored by Texas State Technical College
Small Business of the Year sponsored by Waldrop Construction
Ambassador of the Year sponsored by Prosperity Bank
Good Neighbor Awards sponsored by Insurance Specialists, Landmark Life Insurance Company, Stanley Dodge, Strong Business Solutions, WalMart, and West Central Wireless
 
Date:   April 10, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Location:  
Brownwood Coliseum
500 E Baker
Brownwood, TX
Contact:   Receptionist 325-646-9535
Email:   information@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:  
Thursday April 10, 2014
Reception at 6 PM, Dinner at 6:30 PM, Program begins at 7 PM
Fees/Admission:  
Tickets are $35 each if purchased by April 4th.  Includes dinner by Humphrey Pete's
 
Apr 12   Ribbon Cutting - Fitness Evolution
Join us in celebrating the new location for Fitness Evolution!
Date:   April 12, 2014
Location:   Fitness Evolution
300 Early Blvd. Ste. 36 (inside Heartland Mall)
 
Contact:   Missi Malone, Director of Member Services 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 12th
9:30 AM
Apr 12   Early Easter Egg Hunt

WE NEED CANDY AND VOLUNTEERS TO HELP MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE FOR THE EARLY COMMUNITY.

Hunt categories

4 and under, ages 5 to 10

 

 

Date:   April 12, 2014
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Care Nursing and Rehabilitation
Contact:   {Please call Jodie Armstrong, 325-642-0363)
Fees/Admission:   Free to the community
Apr 14 - Apr 16   HPU Resurrection Week
Date:   April 14, 2014 - April 16, 2014
Location:   Mims Auditorium
Contact:   Corey Ash
Email:   cash@hputx.edu
Date/Time Details:   April 14 & 15, 2014 10 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. April 16, 2014 10 a.m.
Apr 14   Monthly Meeting of the Pecan Valley Genealogical Society
Monthly Meeting of the Pecan Valley Genealogical Society held on 2nd Monday of every month.  Members gather to handle business and share genealogy research.  Door prize drawing.  Genealogy or Local History Program.

Public welcome.
Date:   April 14, 2014
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://browncountytexasgenealogy.com
Location:   History and Genealogy Library at 213 S Broadway, Brownwood, Tx 76801. Across from the Brown County courthouse.
Contact:   325-646-6006
Email:   genealogy@browncountytexasgenealogy.com
Date/Time Details:   2nd Monday every month at 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No admission. Free door prize ticket.
Apr 16   Fitness Evolution - Grand Re-Opening!
Fitness Evolution would like to announce our GRAND Re-Opening on Wednesday, April 16th from 4:45-7:30. We will have NATIONAL Les Mills presenters coming to see our gym and actually teach some classes. We have many surprises planned for you starting in MAY-- !!!!
5--5:30 bring your kids to our NEW classes!!!
5:30 Brownwood and Early Chamber ribbon cutting
5:40 EvF.I.T. CX Core. National Les ...Mills presenters, Juan and Judith Ozuna and Minerva.
6:10 BodyCombat Les Mills National Trainers and Minerva.
Smoothie bar will be open, special membership rates, special training rates, and an awesome announcement. Specials are OnLY on Wednesday, so don't miss it!!

 
Date:   April 16, 2014
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Fitness Evolution
300 Early Blvd. Ste. 36 (Heartland Mall)
Early, TX
Contact:   Minerva Mccutchen (325) 513-6060
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 16th
4:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Apr 18   Chamber Luncheon - Congressman Mike Conaway

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their next monthly luncheon on Friday, April 18th featuring guest speaker Congressman Mike Conaway.

The luncheon will be held at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM - 1 PM and is open to Chamber members and guests.  The luncheon will include door prizes, introduction of new members and the “Aces Wild” Cash Drawing—which features a guaranteed winner each month.

Congressman Mike Conaway is currently serving his fifth term representing the 11th congressional district of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This month's luncheon is sponsored by Weldon Wilson Electric.   Door prizes will be provided by Baird Brothers Express Car Wash, Dumas Portraits, Holiday Inn Express and MAK Images.

The cost of the luncheon is $12 per person to be paid at the door.  Anyone interested in attending the luncheon is urged to RSVP to the Chamber by calling 325-646-9535. Attendees can also register online on the Chamber’s website: www.brownwoodchamber.org.

Date:   April 18, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Country Club
5875 County Road 225
Brownwood, TX  76801
Contact:   Missi Malone, Director of Member Services 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:  

11:30--Buffet Lunch Served
Noon--Meeting Begins
12:30--Speaker Begins
1:00--Meeting Adjourns

Fees/Admission:  

$12 per person

Apr 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:   April 19, 2014
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.
Apr 19   The 6th annual Wendlee Broadcasting Easter Egg Hunt and Candy Throw-down
The 6th annual Wendlee Broadcasting Easter Egg Hunt and Candy Throw-down will be held on Saturday, April 19th from 10am to noon at Coggin Park. This is a free event, and open to all who would like to attend. The Easter egg hunts will be for kids in third grade and younger. There will be a bouncy house, a car show by the Heartland Cruisers, police and fire vehicles, pony rides and more. There is no cost for the event, or any of the activities during the event. For more details call 325-646-3535.
Date:   April 19, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Coggin Park
Contact:   325-646-3535
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 19 10 AM to noon
Fees/Admission:   All activities are free
Apr 22   Ribbon Cutting - American Cancer Society
Join us in celebrating the membership of the American Cancer Society!
Date:   April 22, 2014
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Chamber of Commerce
Ranger College Board Room
600 E. Depot St.
Contact:   Missi Malone, Director of Member Services (325) 646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 22nd
11:30 AM
Apr 22   Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School
Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking Schools target busy people who still want to make time for meal preparation and feel good about what they are feeding themselves and their family. The goal is to promote family mealtime, teach families healthy meal planning and food preparation techniques and promote Texas Agriculture. This is done through demonstrations of recipes that are cost effective, easy to prepare and fit into a healthy meal plan. All participants will receive a goody bag, cookbook, food samples and chances to receive door prizes.
Date:   April 22, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://brown.agrilife.org
Location:   Brown County Youth Fair Home Economics Building
Contact:   Kim Miles - County Extension Agent - FCS; 325-646-0386 or 325-646-7410; kamiles@ag.tamu.edu
Email:   kamiles@ag.tamu.edu
Date/Time Details:   April 22, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $20.00 pre-registration by April 8 and $25 at the door
Apr 22   College Planning Strategies
Thrivent Financial is hosting a workshop on Tuesday, April 22nd titled "College Planning Strategies - Three things you never knew about college...and how it may save many families thousands!"
 
You will learn
  • The importance of all three tenets of college planning: academic, admissions and financial.
  • How your child can stand out from the crowd when applying to college
  • The "magic of six" concept that makes it a financial necessity to apply to at least six different colleges.
  • Why ACT/SAT preparation courses can be more beneficial than applying for scholarships.
The workshop will run from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and is being offered to families who have high-school aged children ( or, soon to be high school students).  These students are encouraged, but not required, to attend along with both parents.

Refreshments will be served.

To reserve a space, please register online at www.thrivent.com/uplan, click on "Texas" on the right side of the screen, scroll down to "Brownwood", then click on "Register Online".  Or, you're more than welcome to email Eric Denson at eric.denson@thrivent.com or call (325) 646-0706.

Space is limited to the first 25 families to register!
 
Date:   April 22, 2014
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Ranger College Meeting Room
600 E. Depot St.
Brownwood, TX
Contact:   Eric Denson, Thrivent Financial (325) 646-0706
Email:   eric.denson@thrivent.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 22nd
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM    
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 23   Health Expo 2014
Brownwood Regional Medical Center invites you to the annual Health Expo.  For twenty two years, BRMC has provided a day filled with FREE health screenings & a focus on health education.

9:00 am Screenings Begin:

Total Cholestrerol
Pulse Oxygen
Grip Strength
Blood Pressure
Body Fat Composition
Reflex Checks
Hearing Screenings
Many Physician Offices represented
Sign up for Senior Circle (Benefits those 50+)
Sign up for Healthy Woman (Education Resource for Women)

The coliseum will be filled with over 60 booths that will represent many hospital information booths, safety and health related local businesses and organizations.  The event provides you a wealth of health information that is available at no cost.  This is a great way to receive FREE Health & Wellness Screenings and to help you determine where you are in your health goals!
Date:   April 23, 2014
Time:   09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brmc-cares.com
Location:   Brownwood Coliseum    
Contact:   Andrea Lee, Marketing Coordinator, Advisor for Senior Circle Volunteer Services/Healthy Woman 325-649-3392
Date/Time Details:   April 23, 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Apr 24   Business After Hours - hosted by The Historical RB Rogers House
Make plans to stop by The Historic RB Rogers House for the April Business After Hours.  Enjoy a tour of the recently renovated house and enjoy refreshments and good company!
Date:   April 24, 2014
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   The Historic RB Rogers House
707 Center Avenue
Contact:   Missi Malone, Director of Member Services (325) 646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 24th
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Apr 25   FSC100 Holes for Families
Family Services Center 3rd Annual 100 Holes for Families Golf Challenge. Golfers take the challenge of playing 100 Holes of golf all day. Breakfast and Lunch is Free. Dinner at Humphrey Pete's were 10% of the ticket goes to Family Services Center.
Date:   April 25, 2014
Website:   http://familysc.net
Location:   The Hideout at Feather Bay
Contact:   Jill Evans 325.646.5939
Email:   evans@familysc.net
Date/Time Details:   April 25, 2014 Tee Off 6:30 AM and play all day
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Apr 25 - Apr 27   "The 3-Man" Golf Scramble
 3-man scramble sponsored by PF&E dba Food Plaza with Saturday night dinner at 6:30 and entertainment at 8:00pm. For details on flights, tees, carts,prize money, day money and skins, contests, and special rates on lodging, contact the pro shop at The Brownwood Country Club at 325-646-1086
Date:   April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Location:   Brownwood Country Club
5875 S CR 225
Brownwood, TX  76801
Contact:   325-646-1086
Date/Time Details:   Shotgun start 8 am and 1:30 both days. Top Flights will play Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon
Fees/Admission:   $675 per team..bring your own threesome. Includes golf, dinner, breakfast, on course food and prize money. The first 70 paid entries will be accepted and the first 10 paid Ray Wilson Senior Flight entries will be accepted.
Entry deadline is non-refundable after Monday, April 21st
Apr 25 - Apr 26   HOT Quilt Show
10th anniversary Heart of Texas Quilt Show. Over 120 quilts. Trunk shows, lectures and special exhibits
http://www.brownwoodquiltersguild.org/
Date:   April 25, 2014 - April 26, 2014
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Brownwood Coliseum
Contact:   Angela McCorkle 325-642-1544
Email:   quiltswithaheart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 25th 10-5pm  Saturday April 26th 10-4pm
Fees/Admission:   Admission $7.00 per person (Husbands FREE!)
Apr 28   HPU Yellow Jacket Monday
Yellow Jacket Mondays are one day preview events open to all interested, prospective students and their parents! Visiting YJM students can experience academic and social life and get to know HPU better!
Date:   April 28, 2014
Contact:   Office of Admission
Email:   enroll@hputx.edu
Date/Time Details:   4/28/2014
Apr 29   What Can Zija Do for Me?
Zija sparks natural energy and promotes a lean body.
92 Nutrients
46 Anitoxidents
36 Ant-Inflammatories
18 Amino Acids

Come meet Moringa "The Tree of Life" and learn more about how Zija can change your life.  All attendees are eligible for $70 of FREE product!
Date:   April 29, 2014
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Location:   Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
600 E. Depot St.
 
Contact:   Katrina Lynn 325-998-0176
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 29th
12:00 PM