Events for December 2016
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Nov 28 - Dec 02   Toys for Kids
The annual toy drive started by the Thackers to benefit underprivileged children in Brown County. Approximately 200 volunteers are needed. Please call 646-6822 to let them know what hours you could work from 7am-5pm.
Date:   November 28, 2016 - December 2, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Location:  
Registration is now through December 14th . Adult's Identification required, along with child's social security card or Medicaid card.   New toys can be dropped off at 2325 Belle Plain in the building next to Gandy’s., or dropped off at area fire stations. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 912 Brownwood, TX 76804 c/o Wanda Martin
Contact:   Wanda Thacker Martin 325/203-6053
Date/Time Details:  
Registration on Mondays and Tuesdays October 1- November 22nd.
November 28th-December 14 they will be open Monday- Friday. Drop offs can be taken immediately.  The toy distribution to the children will take place December 17th at 2325 Belle Plain
Dec 01   Lighted Christmas Parade
The annual Christmas Under the Stars Lighted Parade features over 100 entries from classic cars, floats, marching bands and other vehicles, all decorated and lit for the holiday season. 

Thousands of residents and visitors pack Downtown Brownwood each year to watch the parade as an annual tradition. 

This year, the parade is sponsored by Texas Rock Crusher Railway. 

The parade will be held on Thursday, December 1st starting at 6:30 PM.  Awards will be given to entries in several categories.  

Parade entry fee is $10 per entry if received by November 18th. Fee is $25 after that date. Parade is limited to the first 100 entries.

Call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535 for more information or CLICK HERE to download the registration form.
Date:   December 1, 2016
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Downtown Brownwood
Contact:   Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Email:   bizmanager@brownwoochamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, December 1st starting at 6:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   Parade Entry Fee is $10 per entry if received by November 18th.  Fee is $25 after that date.  Parade is limited to the first 100 entries.
Dec 02   Chili lunch and art sale

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The Brownwood Art Association will host their annual Chili Lunch & Small Painting Sale on Friday, December 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Art Center, located at 215 Fisk Avenue in downtown Brownwood. Tickets are $5 each and are available at ASAP Creative Arts, 220 Main Street inside the House of Wheels (Yamaha Dealer), in Brownwood, as well as from various members of the Art Association. Tickets are also available online: https://squareup.com/store/brownwoodart/

“Come enjoy delicious chili with all the trimmings, dessert and tea, and peruse fantastic paintings and photos for sale,” the Art Association recently posted on their Facebook Page.

Proceeds from the lunch as well as the sale of paintings and photos will benefit the Brownwood Art Association.

This event is a major fundraiser for the association. Money raised helps the association encourage art in the community through a range of activities and classes. The Art Association also provides scholarship funds to area college students who are majoring in art. To learn more about the local art association, visit their website: www.brownwoodart.com

Date:   December 2, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http:// www.brownwoodart.com
Location:   Art Center, located at 215 Fisk Avenue in downtown Brownwood
Date/Time Details:   Friday, December 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $5 each and are available at ASAP Creative Arts, 220 Main Street inside the House of Wheels (Yamaha Dealer), in Brownwood, as well as from various members of the Art Association. Tickets are also available online: https://squareup.com/store/brownwoodart/
Dec 02 - Dec 03   Christmas Under the Stars Festival
 The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and Brownwood Regional Medical Center present the 8th Annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival Friday December 2nd and Saturday December 3rd at the Depot Plaza Complex and the Lehnis Railroad Museum.

Funnel Cakes and hot chocolate are a few of the tasty treats to try while the kiddos build crosses and decorate Christmas ornaments, cookies, and more.

This year will include the giant inflatable snow slides, Big Wheel Races, and Knocker Ball for kids and adults.

Take a carriage ride and then stroll to the Railroad Museum and experience holiday train demos, live entertainment and mini-train rides. 

Be sure to enter the Treats For Santa Bake Off by clicking here

Start a new tradition and create lasting memories at the 8th annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival Friday December 2nd and Saturday December 3rd from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Date:   December 2, 2016 - December 3, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   the Depot Plaza Complex and the Lehnis Railroad Museum.
600 East Depot and Adams Street
Date/Time Details:   Friday December 2nd and Saturday December 3rd from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Wristbands will be $5 each and include knockerballs, big wheel races, and giant slide.  Buy 3 get 1 free! 
Individual tickets may be purchased for $1/each

Treats for Santa - $10 per entry
Dec 03   Picture with Santa
Bring the kids to come see Santa at the Brown County Museum of History - Saturday, December 3rd from 11-2. For only $5 you will leave with a candy-cane framed picture of your child, a small gift, plus access to the Children's area, general museum exhibits and a tour of the Old Jail!
Date:   December 3, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://browncountymuseum.org
Location:   Brown County Museum of History 209 N. Broadway Brownwood, TX 76801
Contact:   Wanda Furgason: 325-641-1926
Email:   wandaf@browncountymuseum.org
Date/Time Details:   11am - 2 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5 Admission for Picture w/Santa (includes all exhibits & the Old Jail) $3 General Admission $2 Seniors / Military
Dec 04   The Chatfield Assisted Living Holiday Open House
The
Chatfield
Assisted Living

Would like to invite you
to attend our
Holiday Open House
to begin our 7th Annual Tour of Trees
Sunday
        Dec 4, 2016        2:00 - 4:00 pm
Will be enjoyed by all
Please come
Date:   December 4, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   The Chatfield Assisted Living
1605 Calvert
Brownwood, TX 76801
Contact:   Suzanne Faircloth
Date/Time Details:   December 4, 2016
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Dec 05 - Dec 09   Toys for Kids
The annual toy drive started by the Thackers to benefit underprivileged children in Brown County. Approximately 200 volunteers are needed. Please call 646-6822 to let them know what hours you could work from 7am-5pm.
Date:   December 5, 2016 - December 9, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Location:  
Registration is now through December 14th . Adult's Identification required, along with child's social security card or Medicaid card.   New toys can be dropped off at 2325 Belle Plain in the building next to Gandy’s., or dropped off at area fire stations. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 912 Brownwood, TX 76804 c/o Wanda Martin
Contact:   Wanda Thacker Martin 325/203-6053
Date/Time Details:  
Registration on Mondays and Tuesdays October 1- November 22nd.
November 28th-December 14 they will be open Monday- Friday. Drop offs can be taken immediately.  The toy distribution to the children will take place December 17th at 2325 Belle Plain
Dec 05   Ribbon Cutting for Hill Ranch Yoga's new location
Ribbon Cutting to celebrate Hill Ranch Yoga's new yoga studio!
Date:   December 5, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   104 S. Broadway, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Monday, December 5th at 11:30 AM
 
Dec 06   Ambassador Meeting
Monthly Ambassador meeting
Date:   December 6, 2016
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
Dec 06   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:   December 6, 2016
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
Dec 06   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:   December 6, 2016
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
Dec 07   Ribbon Cutting for Murphy USA
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting for new member Murphy USA!
Date:   December 7, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   403 W. Commerce Road, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, December 7th
11:00 AM
Dec 09   Ribon Cutting for LuLaRoe
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting for new member Fashion Consultant Amber Mullin of LuLaRoe
Date:   December 9, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Chamber Board room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, December 9th at 11:30 AM
Dec 12 - Dec 14   Toys for Kids
The annual toy drive started by the Thackers to benefit underprivileged children in Brown County. Approximately 200 volunteers are needed. Please call 646-6822 to let them know what hours you could work from 7am-5pm.
Date:   December 12, 2016 - December 14, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Location:  
Registration is now through December 14th . Adult's Identification required, along with child's social security card or Medicaid card.   New toys can be dropped off at 2325 Belle Plain in the building next to Gandy’s., or dropped off at area fire stations. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 912 Brownwood, TX 76804 c/o Wanda Martin
Contact:   Wanda Thacker Martin 325/203-6053
Date/Time Details:  
Registration on Mondays and Tuesdays October 1- November 22nd.
November 28th-December 14 they will be open Monday- Friday. Drop offs can be taken immediately.  The toy distribution to the children will take place December 17th at 2325 Belle Plain
Dec 13   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:   December 13, 2016
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
Dec 13   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:   December 13, 2016
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
Dec 13   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:   December 13, 2016
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
Dec 17   Toys for Kids Distribution
Parents register during hours of 10am-5:30 pm October 1- Dec.14 for their child to receive toys on Sat. Dec. 17th. The parents will come to the warehouse at an assigned time and with the help of an elf, will pick out toys for their children. The toys can then be wrapped by one of the many Santa's helpers. all 500+ families will come on December 17 to get toys at no charge.
Date:   December 17, 2016
Contact:   Wanda Thacker Martin 325-203-6053
Dec 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:   December 19, 2016
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.
Dec 20   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:   December 20, 2016
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
Dec 20   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:   December 20, 2016
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
Dec 27   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:   December 27, 2016
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
Dec 27   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:   December 27, 2016
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