Events for March 2017
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Mar 02   90th Anniv. Gala Brownwood Art Association
The Brownwood Art Association is pleased to announce our 90th anniversary on February 22, 2017! We have been blessed with the good fortune and ability to provide quality art programs, exhibits and art education for children, adults and senior citizens throughout Brown county. With the tremendous support of our members and the friends of the Arts, we invite you to help us celebrate!

During our 1st Thursday event in March, we will be honoring our past Presidents and past artist of the Year with a special program and artwork from the various decades.

 
Date:   March 2, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   215 Fisk Ave., Brownwood, Texas
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:00-8:00 p.m. 
Theme: "Roaring Twenties" 
Door prizes awarded throughout the evening!
Mar 03   TSTC Open House
TSTC will be hosting an open house at their Brownwood Campus on Friday, March 3rd. Attendees can take campus tours, learn about available programs, find out about financial aid and admissions, meet the faculty and staff and apply to attend TSTC.
Date:   March 3, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.tstc.edu/campuses/openhouse
Location:   305 Booker Street
Brownwood, TX 76801   
Contact:   325-641-3901
Date/Time Details:   March 3rd from 9 am to 2 pm.        
Fees/Admission:   None
visit www.tstc.edu/campuses/openhouse to reserve your spot
Mar 03   Ribbon Cutting for Hawiian Nail Bar
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting for new member Hawiian Nail Bar!
Date:   March 3, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   553 W. Commerce Street, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday
11:30 AM
Mar 04   Ribbon Cutting for Trees Forever
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for new owner of Trees Forever Nursery
Date:   March 4, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   3803 Hwy 377 South, Brownwood, TX
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 4th
11:00 AM
Mar 07   Ambassador Meeting
Monthly Ambassador meeting
Date:   March 7, 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
Mar 07   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:   March 7, 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
Mar 07   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:   March 7, 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
Mar 09   Central Texas Pregnancy Care Center presents Tim Tebow
The Central Texas Pregnancy Care Center presents Tim Tebow at the Brownwood Coliseum
Date:   March 9, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Coliseum
Baker St  at CC Woodson Rd
Contact:   325-646-5433
Fees/Admission:  

General  Admission:    $30 per person, - Main Event Balcony Seating

Group Rate:  $25 per person for groups of 4 or more (one check only)

Tickets may be purchased the following ways:

1. Come by the PCC at 2200 Austin Ave (beginning Jan. 2) to purchase with cash, check or credit card
2. go to the website www.pccbrownwood.com and follow instructions

3. Go by KOXE on Carnegie Street or Texas Bank main branch on Fisk - cash or check only

Mar 10   Muse and Merlot
Group painting with supplies included. "the Cliff at Dieppe" by Claude Monet will be the featured painting. Carolyn Wood instructor
Date:   March 10, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brownwoodart.com/
Location:   Art Center
215 Fisk
Downtown Brownwood
Contact:   325-641-2916
Email:   museandmerlot@gmail.com
Fees/Admission:   $35 a person for a 16 X 20 canvas
Mar 11   Self Defense Class
Knowledge is Power. Self Defense Class benefit fundraiser to benefit the Brownwood Public Library. EVERYONE AGES 12 AND UP Spectators $15 - Participants $20 Dress Comfortably in Loose Clothing and Sneakers No Tank Tops or Shorts Provided by: RLS Hapkido Self Defense
Date:   March 11, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Howard Payne University
Contact:   Stephanie Ivey ? (325) 542-6328 Robert Spratt ? (325) 200-1022 Becky Isbell ? (325) 646-5800
Fees/Admission:   Spectators $15 - Participants $20
Mar 12   Women's Self Defense Course
The instructors, Blaine and Jason, are Shodan level black belts in Budo Taijutsu, which teaches a person how to defend themselves by utilizing natural movement of the body.
Date:   March 12, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   103 Market Place Blvd
Contact:   325-307-8836
Email:   totallifedefense@gmail.com
Fees/Admission:   $50.00
a waiver must be signed prior to class and participant must have read the rules of etiquette sheet provided. Please call or email for more info.
Mar 14   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:   March 14, 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
Mar 14   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:   March 14, 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
Mar 17 - Mar 19   Lone Star Fair & Rattlesnake Roundup
53rd Lonestar Fair & Expo 2017 | March 17th, 18th, 19th | Brownwood Coliseum | Alligator & Rattlesnake Educational Shows
Come out to the 53rd Lone Star Fair & Expo at the Brownwood Coliseum and witness alligator educational shows by Gary Saurage from Gator Country. The Gator country show will also include an 11ft alligator, small pool filled with smaller alligators for spectators to hold and touch, pictures with an alligator, and alligator merchandise. The three-day event will also include all-day educational programs about rattlesnakes presented by the Jaycee Rattlesnake Corps., and various food and product booths.

Ticket Prices
Friday, March 17th: $5.00 for Adults 13+, $3.00 for Children.
Saturday, March 18th: $5.00 for Adults 13+, $3.00 for Children.
Sunday, March 19th: $5.00 for Adults 13+, $3.00 for Children.

Coliseum Open Times
Friday, March 17th: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 18th: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 19th: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Gator Country Show Times
Saturday 1 pm, 6 pm
Sunday 1 pm, 4 pm
 
For more information, please visit http://www.brownwoodjcs.com/53-lone-star-fair-expo-2017/
 
For vendor information, please visit: http://www.brownwoodjcs.com/events/lsfe-2017-vendor-application/
 
Contact: Pat McLaughlin 325-998-7340
 
Date:   March 17, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Location:   Brownwood Coliseum
500 E. Baker St
Contact:   Contact: Pat McLaughlin 325-998-7340
Date/Time Details:   Coliseum Open Times
Friday, March 17th: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 18th: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 19th: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Gator Country Show Times
Saturday 1 pm, 6 pm
Sunday 1 pm, 4 pm
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 for Adults 13+, $3.00 for Children.
 
Mar 17 - Mar 19   "Wheels That Move The World"
Explore vehicles up close and hands-on! Over 25 trucks, tractors, military vehicles & more! Talk to drivers, take a ride on our Mini-Train, food trucks on site. Spring Break FUN for the entire family!!!
Date:   March 17, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Location:   The Lehnis Railroad Museum 700 East Adams St. Brownwood, TX 76801
Contact:   The Lehnis Railroad Museum 325-643-6376
Email:   bnorris@brownwoodtexas.gov
Date/Time Details:   March 17th-19th Friday & Saturday 10AM-6PM Sunday 12PM-4PM
Fees/Admission:   $5 Adults $2 Kids Ages 5-11 Under age 5 are FREE! Includes admission to museum! Mini-Train $2 per rider
Mar 17   March Chamber Luncheon - Online Reputation Management: The Art of Listening and Responding
What customers write about your company online can make an impact on your business, and many times business owners are unaware that they are building an online reputation.  What are people saying about your business, who is reading that info, should I respond to a negative comment?  - These are just a few of the questions that may come to mind. 
 
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their next luncheon on Friday, March 17th featuring speaker Sheila Scarborough on the subject of Online Reputation Management.
 
The luncheon will be held at the Brownwood Country Club on Friday, March 17th. Buffet lunch opens at 11:30 AM and the program will begin at noon.
 
Cost is $14 per person payable to the Brownwood Country Club for lunch.  RSVP to the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535.
 
Customers, visitors, and hotel guests today expect personal online interaction with businesses, destinations, attractions, and lodging. They also expect a rapid response to their feedback; both the positive shout-outs and the complaints. Learn how to find the online conversations that matter to your business, particularly on social media, and then how to respond and interact with your customers. Digital communications is more than just marketing; it is also a powerful customer service tool that reflects on your reputation for a great customer experience. 
 
Sheila Scarborough is a speaker and trainer specializing in tourism, travel, and social media. She's written for many blogs and print publications and is also a certified Navy Master Training Specialist, with years of experience as an instructor.
 
Along with Leslie McLellan, Sheila is part of the Tourism Currents team, offering online and in-person training in social media for tourism and hospitality.
 
Winner of the "Austin American-Statesman" Texas Social Media Award and an AWC (Association for Women in Communications) Clarion award, Sheila trains and speaks regularly about social media to a variety of audiences including tourism and economic development experts, public relations and marketing professionals, and Chambers of Commerce.
 
She is on the National Professional Development Committee for the AWC, co-founded and still writes for the award-winning Perceptive Travel blog, is active on the Round Rock, Texas Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneurship Council, and serves on the Programming Committee for SXSWi (the South by Southwest Interactive tech conference.) She is also part of the organizing team for #tourismchat, a monthly online Twitter chat about a variety of topics related to destination marketing.
 
A U.S. Navy veteran who is married with two children, Sheila is an NHRA drag racing fan because there is one winner, one loser, and no whining.
 
Date:   March 17, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Country Club    
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:  

March 17th
Buffet Opens at 11:30 AM
Program Begins at noon        

Fees/Admission:   $14/ person for buffet lunch
Mar 18   Spring Gospel Concert
McNeil Family concert- Southern Gospel, Blueguass
Date:   March 18, 2017
Time:   06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://www.heartoftexascamp.com
Location:   Heart of Texas Camp
Contact:   325-784-5821
Email:   info@heartoftexascamp.com
Date/Time Details:   March 18, 6:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   no admission - offering will be taken
Mar 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:   March 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.
Mar 21   Ribbon Cutting for new member Mr. Taxi
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting for new member Mr. Taxi!
Date:   March 21, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Chamber parking lot
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 21st
11:30 AM
Mar 21   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:   March 21, 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
Mar 21   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:   March 21, 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
Mar 22   Ribbon Cutting for Cotton Patch
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting for new member Cotton Patch Cafe
Date:   March 22, 2017
Time:   03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   406 E. Commerce, Brownwood
 
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, March 22nd
3:30 PM
Mar 23   Young Leaders Mixer at Buffalo Wild Wings
Come socialize with Young Leaders of Brown County for their March Mixer at Buffalo Wild Wings on the patio.
CLICK HERE for flyer
Date:   March 23, 2017
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Buffalo Wild Wings
511 W. Commerce, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 23rd
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Mar 23 - Mar 25   Ranger College Rodeo
Ranger College is hosting the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo  Brownwood. Over 500 college students from 17 colleges across west Texas and eastern New Mexico will participate in the event on March 23, 24, and 25th at the Earl Q. Wilson rodeo arena. Rodeo events such as bull riding, goat tying, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and more will be featured as students work to show their skills. As an added bonus, TNT is providing stock for the event. Tickets will be sold at the gate and are $8 each for adults and $5 for kids. . The gates open at 7 PM and events begin at 7:30 PM each night.
Date:   March 23, 2017 - March 25, 2017
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location:   Earl Q. Wilson Rodeo Arena
Hwy 377 south
Brownwood, Texas
Contact:   Llew Rust - 918-320-9612
Email:   lrust@rangercollege.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 23-25, 2017
The gates open at 7 PM and events begin at 7:30 PM each night.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are $8 each for adults and $5 for kids.
Mar 25   Celebrating Women's History Month
Come celebrate the History of Women's Clubs in Brown County and the impact of their service to our area. Come learn more about local organizations for women and how they work to make Brown County better! Speaking will be Dr. Julie Welker from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Robin Wheeler from the Girl Scouts, Suzanne Prosise from the Women's Club and Betty Evans from the Christian Women's Job Corps
 
Date:   March 25, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   The event will be held in the main building of the Brown County Museum, 209 N Broadway, across from the Old Jail.
Contact:   Wanda Furgason 325-642-5072
Email:   wandaf@browncountymuseum.org
Date/Time Details:   The event will be held on Saturday, March 25h beginning at 2:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Admission is $5 per person.   Please RSVP on Brown County Museum Facebook Event or to Mrs. Wanda Furgason at 325-642-5072
Mar 28   Ribbon Cutting for Hall N Ice N Things
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting for New member Hall N Ice N Things!
Date:   March 28, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   714 W. Commerce Street, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 28th at 11:30 AM
Mar 28   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:   March 28, 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
Mar 28   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:   March 28, 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
Mar 29   Ribbon Cutting for Ideal Limo Service
Please join us in welcoming new member Ideal Limo Service!
Date:   March 29, 2017
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Chamber of Commerce parking lot
600 E. Depot Street, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, March 29th
11:30 AM   
Mar 30   The Empty Bowls Project
For a donation, choose a hand-painted ceramic bowl and enjoy a simple meal of soup, bread and water. There will be live music and unique items for sale as well. All proceeds will go to the hunger ministries of Good Samaritan Ministries: Food Pantry, the Deer Project and the Food For Thought Program.
Date:   March 30, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://goodsambwd.org
Location:   Brownwood Coliseum
Contact:   325-643-2273
Email:   office@goodsambwd.org
Date/Time Details:   11am -2pm   and 5:00-7:00pm
Fees/Admission:   $10  tickets available at GSM, Brownwood Chamber of Commerce and the Early Chamber of Commerce