Events for April 2018
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Apr 02   VITA Free tax preparation
VITA Tax preparation and e-file.. FREE tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers.
What to bring to your appointment:
  • a valid drivers license or other photo ID card
  • a copy of last year's tax return
  • all income statements: forms W-2 and 1099, social security, unemployment and other statements such as pensions, stocks, interest and any documents showing taxes withheld
  • all records of expenses such as tuition, mortgage interest or real estate taxes
  • dependent child care information: name and address of who you paid and either caretaker's SSN or other tax identification number
  • bank routing numbers and account numbers to direct deposit any refund (e.g. voided check
  • social security cards and/or ITIN numbers/cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • birth dates for all persons listed on return
  • both spouses to sign forms to e-file joint return)
Date:   April 2, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ctoinc.org
Location:   Family Services Center
901 Ave. B
Brownwood, Tx



 
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 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:   April 3, 2018
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
Apr 04   VITA Free tax preparation
VITA Tax preparation and e-file.. FREE tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers.
What to bring to your appointment:
  • a valid drivers license or other photo ID card
  • a copy of last year's tax return
  • all income statements: forms W-2 and 1099, social security, unemployment and other statements such as pensions, stocks, interest and any documents showing taxes withheld
  • all records of expenses such as tuition, mortgage interest or real estate taxes
  • dependent child care information: name and address of who you paid and either caretaker's SSN or other tax identification number
  • bank routing numbers and account numbers to direct deposit any refund (e.g. voided check
  • social security cards and/or ITIN numbers/cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • birth dates for all persons listed on return
  • both spouses to sign forms to e-file joint return)
Date:   April 4, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ctoinc.org
Location:   Family Services Center
901 Ave. B
Brownwood, Tx



 
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 04   Ambassador meeting
Ambassador meeting
Date:   April 4, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Chamber Board room   
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Every third Wednesday of each month
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Apr 05   Empty Bowls Project 2018
The Empty Bowls Project is Good Samaritan's largest fundraising event of the year. The event brings the Brown County community together to fight hunger and food insecurity. Come enjoy soup+water+crackers+a hand painted bowl and support the Hunger ministries of GSM. Local restaurants provide the soup, musicians from the community will perform and the Resale store will have unique items for purchase. This year there will be special silent auction featuring artisan bowls celebrating GSM's 25th anniversary year.
Date:   April 5, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.goodsambwd.org
Location:   Brownwood Coliseum
Contact:   Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office at 600 E. Depot, by calling or stopping by the Good Samaritan Offices and on our website.
Email:   office@goodsambwd.org
Date/Time Details:   April 5, 2018 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $10 - includes soup, water, crackers, and one hand painted bowl of your choice
Apr 05   1st Thursday Opening Exhibit
For this month's 1st Thursday Exhibit we have the privilege to showcase the hard work and dedication of some of our  members .The BAA Spring Show gives them a chance to show their passion for their craft. This month's exhibit will also be showcasing our 2018 Artist of the Year - GAYLE RITCHEY! A self taught artist, Gayle's work features a variety of beautiful settings. She captures nature at it's finest in a country farmhouse as well as the crashing waves of the coastline!
Date:   April 5, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brownwoodart.com
Location:   Brownwood Art Center
215 Fisk Avenue
Brownwood, TX


 
Date/Time Details:   The 1st Thursday Opening Exhibit will be April 5th from 5-8pm, and will be on display throughout the remainder of the month.
Apr 06   Ribbon Cutting for LouLou's Spicy Cafe in Zephyr
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting to welcome LouLou's Spicy Cafe!
Date:   April 6, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   11800 Hwy. 183-84 in Zephyr (accross from Diamond R Cafe)
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 6th
10:30 am
Apr 06   VITA Free tax preparation
VITA Tax preparation and e-file.. FREE tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers.
What to bring to your appointment:
  • a valid drivers license or other photo ID card
  • a copy of last year's tax return
  • all income statements: forms W-2 and 1099, social security, unemployment and other statements such as pensions, stocks, interest and any documents showing taxes withheld
  • all records of expenses such as tuition, mortgage interest or real estate taxes
  • dependent child care information: name and address of who you paid and either caretaker's SSN or other tax identification number
  • bank routing numbers and account numbers to direct deposit any refund (e.g. voided check
  • social security cards and/or ITIN numbers/cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • birth dates for all persons listed on return
  • both spouses to sign forms to e-file joint return)
Date:   April 6, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ctoinc.org
Location:   Family Services Center
901 Ave. B
Brownwood, Tx



 
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 07 - Apr 08   Stagecoach Market Days
Stagecoach Market Days is a two day event featuring vendors of vintage, antique, craft and one-of-a-kind treasures. The event will be hosted by Brown County's newest venue, Stagecoach Station Venues, at its 20-acre park-like setting that is reminiscent of days gone by with its center piece being a late 1800's rock building once used as a stagecoach stop. Food vendors and live local music will compliment the festival atmosphere.
Date:   April 7, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Website:   http://www.stagecoachstationvenues.com
Location:   Stagecoach Station Venues is located at 400 Old Comanche Road, Early, Tx. 1/2 block from Heartland Mall
Contact:   325-200-8198 325-200-9171 facebook: Stagecoach Station Venues
Email:   stagecoachstationvenues@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 7, 2018 9am - 6pm Sunday, April 8, 2018 10am - 4pm
Fees/Admission:   vendor fees: $100 with discount for early registration admission fees: $5 children (under 12): free
Apr 07   Clean Sweep
Keep Brownwood Beautiful is seeking volunteer groups, individuals and families to help neighbors with the clean up.  Be part of making our city a friendly and clean place.  Together, we make a difference. Go to our website for more information.
Date:   April 7, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://kbbtx.org
Location:   Various places in Brownwood
Contact:   Cary Perrin 325-641-0533
Email:   kbwdb@verizon.net
Date/Time Details:   April 7, 2018
Fees/Admission:   None
Apr 07   Free County Wide Clean Up
Get rid of unwanted items from your HOME! Acceptable Clean Up Items: Brush, yard debris, household garbage, latex & spray paint (limit 10 gallons), metal, refrigerators (must be free of food), stoves, ovens, a/c units, anti-freeze, used motor oil (limit 5 gallons), car batteries, passenger car tires (max 8 per household, tires will not be accepted from tire dealers or tire resellers. 20 inches or less. No tractor or 18 wheeler tires!). Recycling will be collected at the Community Plaza across the street from Austin Avenue underpass.
Date:   April 7, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://kbbtx.org
Location:   Under Monroe Overpass Avenues A and Brady
Contact:   Cary Perrin 325-641-0533
Email:   kbwdb@verizon.net
Date/Time Details:   8 am to 2 pm April 7, 2018
Fees/Admission:   None. Trailers need to go to landfill at no charge.
Apr 07   5th Annual Boots, Bags & Bingo
Join us for the 5th Annual Boots, Bags and Bingo at the Aldersgate Enrichment Center.
Date:   April 7, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Aldersgate Enrichment Center
5001 Hwy. 183/84 E., Early, Texas
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 7th
2:00pm to 5:00pm
Apr 09   VITA Free tax preparation
VITA Tax preparation and e-file.. FREE tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers.
What to bring to your appointment:
  • a valid drivers license or other photo ID card
  • a copy of last year's tax return
  • all income statements: forms W-2 and 1099, social security, unemployment and other statements such as pensions, stocks, interest and any documents showing taxes withheld
  • all records of expenses such as tuition, mortgage interest or real estate taxes
  • dependent child care information: name and address of who you paid and either caretaker's SSN or other tax identification number
  • bank routing numbers and account numbers to direct deposit any refund (e.g. voided check
  • social security cards and/or ITIN numbers/cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • birth dates for all persons listed on return
  • both spouses to sign forms to e-file joint return)
Date:   April 9, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ctoinc.org
Location:   Family Services Center
901 Ave. B
Brownwood, Tx



 
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 10   Ribbon Cutting for Willis Insurance
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new member Willis Insurance!
Date:   April 10, 2018
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   600 Fisk Avenue #134, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 10th
11:30 am
Apr 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:   April 10, 2018
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
Apr 10   Dog Ordinance Meeting
The Brownwood Police Department will be hosting a community meeting to receive input and feedback relating to our current Animal Control Ordinances.The current Ordinances were last updated in 1995. The intent of the community meeting is to gather community input on potential changes to the current ordinances as well as identify the strengths and gaps of current enforcement efforts. 
In 2017, the Police Department received more than 2,900 Calls for Service related to animals. Some of the most frequent types of calls involve unrestrained dogs, aggressive dogs, and reports of animal cruelty/neglect. The Department has two Animal Control Officers who work closely with the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center to address issues related to animals who come into the possession of the Department. 
The current City of Brownwood Animal Control Ordinances can be found online at https://library.municode.com/tx/brownwood/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH14AN_ARTIIADEN_S14-41ANCOOFAU
 
Citizens who have questions prior to the meeting may contact Lt. Troy Carroll at 325-646-2525 or tcarroll@brownwoodtexas.gov.
 
Date:   April 10, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Adams Street Community Center
511 E. Adams St.
Contact:   Lt. Troy Carroll at 325-646-2525
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 10th from 6-8pm
Apr 11   VITA Free tax preparation
VITA Tax preparation and e-file.. FREE tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers.
What to bring to your appointment:
  • a valid drivers license or other photo ID card
  • a copy of last year's tax return
  • all income statements: forms W-2 and 1099, social security, unemployment and other statements such as pensions, stocks, interest and any documents showing taxes withheld
  • all records of expenses such as tuition, mortgage interest or real estate taxes
  • dependent child care information: name and address of who you paid and either caretaker's SSN or other tax identification number
  • bank routing numbers and account numbers to direct deposit any refund (e.g. voided check
  • social security cards and/or ITIN numbers/cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • birth dates for all persons listed on return
  • both spouses to sign forms to e-file joint return)
Date:   April 11, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ctoinc.org
Location:   Family Services Center
901 Ave. B
Brownwood, Tx



 
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 13   City of Brownwood Candidate Forum
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum on Friday, April 13th for the candidates running for the City of Brownwood elected positions. Candidates for Brownwood Mayor and City Council Ward 1 will be highlighted.
 
The luncheon will be held at the Brownwood Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. Cost for buffet lunch is $14 payable to the Brownwood Country Club for those eating lunch. Please note that the program will begin at 11:30 AM to allow for as many questions as possible.

Candidates running for office in the upcoming City of Brownwood Election include:

Mayor: Stephen Haynes (incumbent) and Mike Tittle
Councilman Ward 1:  HD Jones (incumbent) and Patrick McLaughlin
Councilman Ward 4: Draco Miller (incumbent) - unopposed
Date:   April 13, 2018
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Country Club    
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 13th
Program begins at 11:30 AM

 
Fees/Admission:   $14 for buffet lunch
Free to attend if not eating
Please RSVP by calling 325-646-9535
Apr 13   VITA Free tax preparation
VITA Tax preparation and e-file.. FREE tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers.
What to bring to your appointment:
  • a valid drivers license or other photo ID card
  • a copy of last year's tax return
  • all income statements: forms W-2 and 1099, social security, unemployment and other statements such as pensions, stocks, interest and any documents showing taxes withheld
  • all records of expenses such as tuition, mortgage interest or real estate taxes
  • dependent child care information: name and address of who you paid and either caretaker's SSN or other tax identification number
  • bank routing numbers and account numbers to direct deposit any refund (e.g. voided check
  • social security cards and/or ITIN numbers/cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • birth dates for all persons listed on return
  • both spouses to sign forms to e-file joint return)
Date:   April 13, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ctoinc.org
Location:   Family Services Center
901 Ave. B
Brownwood, Tx



 
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 14   Rotary Golf Tournament
The Brownwood Rotary Club will be hosting their Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 14th, at the Brownwood Country Club. A shotgun start will take place at 1:30 p.m. The tournament will be a 4-person scramble, and cost for entry is $100 per person.
 The tournament will feature skills contests like closest to the drive and straightest drive. There will also be a Lake Green challenge. Cash prizes will be awarded including Par-3 Hole in One.
Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. During that time there will also be a Putting and Chipping Contest. Finals for the Putting and Chipping Contest will be announced following play.
The tournament funds will benefit Brownwood and Early High School Seniors by providing scholarships.
 
Date:   April 14, 2018
Location:   Brownwood Country Club
Contact:   For more information contact the Brownwood Country Club, Jimmy or Coralie Tidwell, 325-646-1086
Fees/Admission:   Forms available online at www.brownwoodrotary.org
 
Apr 14   TuTu Color & Glow 5K Run
The ARK #MeToo TuTu Color & Glow 5K Run will be a night to remember with a fun glow-in-the-dark color course and dance party! April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the ARK wishes to honor the #MeToo movement and continue empowering victims to stand up and be heard, and encourage the community to surround those voices with love and light. Funds raised from this event will help the ARK continue to serve Brown, Coleman, and Comanche Counties. Special thank you to our presenting sponsor: Dazzling Diva's!
Date:   April 14, 2018
Time:   07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Website:   https://runsignup.com/theark5k
Location:   Festival Park,
FM 2376
Brownwood, Texas
Date/Time Details:   Race Day Schedule: Check in: 7:00 - 7:45 p.m. Run/Walk starts @ 8:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Pre-Registration Fees: $25 18 & Over $15 17 & Under Race Day: Add $5.00 to above fees Entries must be received by 3/23/18 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Award Categories: Age divisions: Male & Female 12 & Under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over Tickets Available runsignup.com
Apr 16   VITA Free tax preparation
VITA Tax preparation and e-file.. FREE tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers.
What to bring to your appointment:
  • a valid drivers license or other photo ID card
  • a copy of last year's tax return
  • all income statements: forms W-2 and 1099, social security, unemployment and other statements such as pensions, stocks, interest and any documents showing taxes withheld
  • all records of expenses such as tuition, mortgage interest or real estate taxes
  • dependent child care information: name and address of who you paid and either caretaker's SSN or other tax identification number
  • bank routing numbers and account numbers to direct deposit any refund (e.g. voided check
  • social security cards and/or ITIN numbers/cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • birth dates for all persons listed on return
  • both spouses to sign forms to e-file joint return)
Date:   April 16, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ctoinc.org
Location:   Family Services Center
901 Ave. B
Brownwood, Tx



 
Fees/Admission:   free
Apr 17   Latch Key Hamburger Supper
Latch Key will be hosting their annual Hamburger Supper Fundraiser. You can purchase a hamburger or hotdog with chips and a drink for $7 for adults and $5 for children. 100% of ticket sales will go to the Latch Key. There will also be a bake sale and Texas Rangers Get Away raffle!
Date:   April 17, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.latchkeyprogram.org
Location:   Fellowship hall of First Christian Church 2411 Coggin Avenue
Contact:   Jessica Hardy 325-646-2138
Email:   latchkeyprogram@harrisbb.com
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 17th 5-7 p
Fees/Admission:   $7 adults $5 children
Apr 17   Candidate Forum #2
The Pecan Valley Republican Women will be hosting a Brownwood Municipal Elections Candidate Forum. The Forum will be held on Tuesday April 17th at 6:00 pm, at the Brownwood Depot. The candidates forum will feature the candidates from the Mayor and City Council races. Candidates attending and participating in the forum will be Incumbent, Mayor Stephen Haynes, and Challenger, Mike Tittle. Incumbent, Councilman H.D. Jones and Challenger, Patrick McLaughlin. The public is invited to attend and bring your written questions to submit before the beginning of the forum. Thank you looking forward to seeing you there.
Date:   April 17, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   600 E. Depot
Date/Time Details:   6:00 pm
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, 2018
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   Brownwood Chamber Annual Banquet
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their Annual Chamber Banquet on April 19, 2018. The celebration will be held in the Brownwood Coliseum with the reception at 6:00 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM and the awards presentation slated to begin about 7:00 PM.
 
Community Service Awards will be presented during the banquet including Stuart Coleman Good Neighbors, Community Partner, Business of the Year, Man and Woman of the Year and the Groner Pitts "Lifetime of Service" Award.
 
Date:   April 19, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   Brownwood Coliseum
 
Contact:   Ray Tipton - 325-646-9535
Email:   marketing@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 19th
Reception - 6 PM
Banquet 6:30 PM    
 
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $45 per person. 
Apr 21   Kids Fishing Tournament
The Lake Brownwood Community Development Council's Kids Fishing Tournament.Child must be no older than 12 years & must be accompanied by an adult 18 years & over. Age Groups: 4 & under, 5-8 years olds, and 9-12 years olds
Date:   April 21, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   New Location!
Flat Rock Park
332 Flat Rock Rd
Lake Brownwood
Contact:   For more information call Wanda Furgason 325-642-5072
Date/Time Details:   Sign in 8am  Weigh in 11am  Prizes 12pm- must be present to win.
Fees/Admission:   Cost $10.00 (includes rod & reel (value $15) bait (worms) hot dogs & bottled water) IF REGISTERED AFTER APRIL 18, 2018, THE REGISTRATION IS $15      Please make checks payable to LAKE BROWNWOOD C.D.C., and mail to P O BOX 2012, BROWNWOOD, TX 76804. All entry fees are non-refundable.
Apr 21   Daddy Daughter Dance
The Brownwood Municipal Police Association and Brown Co. Salvation Army proudly present our Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance. Tickets are available at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce or at the door for $25.00 per Dad (Father figure)
Date:   April 21, 2018
Time:   06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1984391061812067/
Location:   City-of-Brownwood-Coliseum 500 E. Baker
Contact:   325 642 3735 325 642 5574
Email:   bmpapr@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday April 21, 2018 Begins at 6:30pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 per dad (Father Figure)
Apr 26   Young Leaders of Brown County Mixer at The Brownwood Country Club
Please join the Young Leaders of Brown County for their monthly mixer at The Brownwood Country Club.
Date:   April 26, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Country Club
5875 CR 225, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Apr 27   Lyric's Sinatra Tribute
   
   
Sponsored by Kindred Home Health and Kindred Hospice.....Dave Halston’s stunning tribute to the iconic Sinatra is a fresh interpretation of the beloved music that fans know so well by the Chairman of the Board. Show-goers and their significant others can look forward to experiencing Halston’s smooth ribbon of sound and legendary stage presence along with his little Big Band. This romantic tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes is the perfect way to experience the magic once again!
Date:   April 27, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brownwoodlyrictheatre.com/tickets.html
Location:   Brownwood's Lyric Theatre
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 27th, 7:30
Fees/Admission:   Ticket Prices are $20 for Orchestra/Floor & $15 for Balcony seats.