Events for January 2018
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Jan 01   First Day Hike
Join us for our First Day Hike of 2018. Start the New Year with a walk in the park, we will be taking a 2.5 mile hike on the Nopales Ridge trail.
Date:   January 1, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM
Location:  
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Lake Brownwood State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife
200 Park Rd 15, Brownwood, Texas 76801
Date/Time Details:  
Monday at 2 PM - 4 PM
Jan 02   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 2, 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
Jan 02   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 2, 2018
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 04   Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club Weekly Meeting
Weekly club meeting/breakfast of the Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club. Come for food, fun and fellowship. Guests welcome.
Date:   January 4, 2018
Time:   06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Location:   Gomez Restaurant
716 W. Commerce
Brownwood, Texas
Contact:   Don Holland 325-998-2058
Jan 04 - Jan 26   Photography Exhibit
The Brownwood Art Association presents a photography show of two of its members……………..
 
Pierce Burns and Julie Mize
 
Pierce Burns is a Brownwood native and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in
Chemical Engineering.  He married his high school sweetheart, Reba Smith, and has two sons, Pierce Jr. and Todd.
 
Mr. Pierce retired in 1994 to devote full time to restoring the family ranch in Blanket, photography and writing.  He has been photographing houses and buildings in west Texas that were abandoned after the Great Depression.  His exhibit will feature black and white photography.
 
Julie Mize began a serious interest in photography as a college student at Howard Payne University and now teaches photography there.  Her exhibit will feature a mix of digital camera and iPhone photographs that were taken in the Galveston and the San Luis Pass area highlighting sand, water and shells.  She resides in Brownwood with her husband Kyle.
 
The exhibit will remain on display until January 26, 2018.
 
      
     
                                               
 
Date:   January 4, 2018 - January 26, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   The Art Center on Fisk in Brownwood
Contact:   Sharon Cook (325) 998-5052
Email:   txtuscany@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   The exhibit will remain on display until January 26, 2018.
 
Jan 09   What is Ham Radio?
If you are curious about Ham Radio, please join us at the Brownwood Library for an informal, drop-in session with Ham Radio enthusiasts to learn about the equipment and what it takes to became an amateur radio operator! All ages are welcome! You can communicate from the top of a mountain, your home or behind the wheel of your car, all without relying on the Internet or a cell phone network! In times of disaster, when regular communications channels fail, hams can swing into action assisting emergency communications efforts and working with public service agencies. The Amateur Radio Service kept New York City agencies in touch with each other after their command center was destroyed during the 9/11 tragedy. You can communicate with other hams using your voice and a microphone, interface a radio with your computer or tablet to send data, text or images, or Morse code. You can even talk to astronauts aboard the International Space Station, talk to other hams through one of several satellites in space, or bounce signals off the moon and back to Earth! Some hams like to build and experiment with electronics. Computer hobbyists enjoy using Amateur Radio's digital communications opportunities. Others compete in "DX contests," where the object is to see how many hams in distant locations they can contact. Mostly we use ham radio to form friendships over the air or through participation in one of more than 2000 Amateur Radio clubs throughout the country. There are over 600,000 radio amateurs in the United States and over 2,000,000 worldwide.
Date:   January 9, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/895010157314997/
Location:   Brownwood Public Library
Jan 09   Young Leader Committee Meeting
Young Leader Committee meeting
Date:   January 9, 2018
Time:   05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Chamber Board Room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, January 9th
5:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Jan 09   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 9, 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
Jan 09   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 9, 2018
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   CASA 101
An information session for those who may be interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer. We will discuss in greater detail what is involved in being a CASA, including the time commitment, training, and duties of/ expectations of volunteers. Please join us for this important information session preceding our next Pre-Service Volunteer Training.
Date:   January 9, 2018
Time:   06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.casabrownwood.org
Location:   Family Services Center 901 Avenue B Brownwood, TX 76801
Contact:   Joanne McCraw CASA Recruiter/Trainer 901 AVE B Brownwood, TX 76801 325-643-2557 office 325-660-8374 cell
Email:   casa.tr@familysc.net
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:30-7:30 PM
Fees/Admission:   none
Jan 11   Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club Weekly Meeting
Weekly club meeting/breakfast of the Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club. Come for food, fun and fellowship. Guests welcome.
Date:   January 11, 2018
Time:   06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Location:   Gomez Restaurant
716 W. Commerce
Brownwood, Texas
Contact:   Don Holland 325-998-2058
Jan 11   Lego Club
Bring your imagination, we'll supply everything else! Open to kids in grades K-5 and siblings 2nd Thursdays of every months 4:00-5:00
Date:   January 11, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/703931556482527/
Location:   Brownwood Library
Jan 11   BAA Photo Group Meeting
meeting open to anyone with an interest in photography. January theme: Ice   Ice theme submissions: Send your photo to Roger Levesque via email  rjlevesque@yourvisions.com  before noon on January 11 or bring to meeting on jump drive
Date:   January 11, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   Art Center 215 Fisk  Brownwood Texas
Jan 12   Mandarin Language and Culture Adult Class
Learn Mandarin Language and Culture in a series of four classes taught by a native Mandarin speaker. This class is for adults, ages 14 and up. There is another class for children, ages 3 to 13. Please sign up at the library!
Date:   January 12, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/336471446825301/
Location:   Brownwood Library
Contact:   325-646-0155
Date/Time Details:   This is the first of four consecutive classes. Please plan to come to all four.
Fees/Admission:   No charge.
Jan 12   Ribbon Cutting for new member The Vault
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new member The Vault!
Date:   January 12, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Location:   113 E. Baker, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, January 12th
12:00 pm (noon)
Jan 13   Mandarin Language and Culture Children's Class
Learn Mandarin Language and Culture in a series of four classes taught by a native Mandarin speaker. This class is for children, ages 3 to 13. There is another class for adults, ages 14 and up. Please sign up at the library!
Date:   January 13, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1758338954184819/
Location:   Brownwood Library
Contact:   325-646-0155
Date/Time Details:   This is the first of a series of four classes. Please plan to attend all four classes.
Fees/Admission:   No charge.
Jan 13   BAA Pastel Demonstration
The Brownwood Art Association presents long-time member and award winning artist, Kit Timmins, who will demonstrate her artistic abilities using pastel.  
At the age of 12, she declared that she planned to become an artist.  
She had a varied career in art from graphic design to painting, drawing, design and construction of stained glass and holds a BS degree in Applied Art from Howard Payne University.  Her watercolors and pastels have been juried into the art exhibits in Brownwood and Coleman where she won Best of Show.  She has won the Stars of Texas Juried Art Show’s Pastel Award six years running and is a jury-accepted member of the Pastel Society of America.  In addition, she
is a member of the Pastel Society of the Southwest where her paintings have been juried into the National Exhibit for the last four years.  In October 2017 she was proud to receive the top honor in that competition, Best of Show.
 She lives southeast of Brownwood on the family ranch with her husband Jay.
 
Any questions, contact:         Sharon Cook (325) 998-5052
                                                                Brownwood Art Association
                                                                txtuscany@gmail.com
 
Date:   January 13, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   215 Fisk St.
Contact:   Sharon Cook 325-998-5052
Email:   txtuscany@gmail.com
Jan 15   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Presentation
Monday, January 15th at 11 AM at the MLK Plaza in Brownwood.
Date:   January 15, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   MLK Plaza in Brownwood
Date/Time Details:   Monday, Jan. 15 11 AM
Jan 16   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 16, 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
Jan 16   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 16, 2018
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 18   Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club Weekly Meeting
Weekly club meeting/breakfast of the Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club. Come for food, fun and fellowship. Guests welcome.
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Location:   Gomez Restaurant
716 W. Commerce
Brownwood, Texas
Contact:   Don Holland 325-998-2058
Jan 18 - Jan 19   Used Book Sale
the Volunteers of Brownwood Regional Medical Center are holding a book sale. It will be located in the TV lobby in front of the gift shop. Come out and support the volunteers!
Date:   January 18, 2018 - January 19, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Jan 18   Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Hendrick Medical Plaza
Please join us for a Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Hendrick Medical Plaza!  It is adjacent to Hendrick Surgery Center.
Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
CLICK HERE for flyer
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location:   2371 Crockett Drive, Brownwood (adjacent to Hendrick Surgery Center)
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, January 18th
10:00 AM   
Jan 18   Ribbon Cutting for new member The Brownwood Jaycees
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting to welcome New Member The Brownwood Jaycees!
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Location:   Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce board room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, January 18th
4:00 pm
Jan 18   Young Leader Mixer
Join the Young Leaders of Brown County for their January Mixer in the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce board room.
There will be a Hot Cocoa Bar, snacks and socializing.
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce board room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, January 18th
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
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, 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.
Jan 19   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 19th.

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 2017 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 19, 2018
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Coggin Avenue Baptist Church Connection Center
1815 Coggin Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801
 
Contact:   Ray Tipton 325-646-9535
Email:   marketing@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, January 19th
11:30 AM - 1 PM
 
Fees/Admission:   $16 per person
 
Jan 20   Brownwood Area Bridal Fair
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 6th Annual Brownwood Area Bridal Fair on Saturday, January 20th 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, birthday girls, and those planning their special day. Vendors will showcase their products and services and will be available with tips, techniques, and ideas for the perfect wedding or special event. 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.
CLICK HERE for Vendor registration form

The bridal fair provides an opportunity for attendees 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 20th at the Depot Civic & Cultural Center (600 E. Depot Street). Admission to the show is free.

 
Date:   January 20, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Depot Civic & Cultural Center in Brownwood
600 E. Depot Street
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie or Sunni Modawell 646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 20th
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   No charge for attendees.
Jan 23   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 23, 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
Jan 23   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 23, 2018
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 25   Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club Weekly Meeting
Weekly club meeting/breakfast of the Pecan Valley Kiwanis Club. Come for food, fun and fellowship. Guests welcome.
Date:   January 25, 2018
Time:   06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Location:   Gomez Restaurant
716 W. Commerce
Brownwood, Texas
Contact:   Don Holland 325-998-2058
Jan 26 - Jan 27   Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit Call for Entries
The Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit will accept 1-3 entries per Texas resident artists 18 years or older. Please visit the Stars of Texas website for details. Randy Bacon is the juror this year, and results will be posted at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Date:   January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://starsoftexasjuriedartexhibit.com
Location:   The Depot Civic and Cultural Center
Contact:   Ruth Wheelis 325-647-4002
Email:   ruth@wheelisfamily.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, January 26, 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 9-12 noon
Fees/Admission:   $15 per submitted artwork, limit 3 works
Jan 27   Money Matters - A Financial Wellness Workshop
Money Matters - A Financial Wellness Workshop brought to you by First Central Credit Union and Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension.

Topics:  Saving, Spending, Credit and ID Theft 
CLICK HERE or see attached for flyer
Date:   January 27, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   The Family Services Center
901 Ave. B, Brownwood
Contact:   325-646-0386
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 27th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   Schlotzsky's LUNCH provided at NO COST for the first 30 people.
RSVP:  325-646-0386 by January 22nd
Jan 27   6th Annual Stars of Texas Digital Shoot-Out
The Stars of Texas will host the 6th Digital Photo Shoot-Out Competition event. A digital photograph is to be produced within a set period of time. Entries will be judged by Cathie Tyler for the $250 Best Overall Image prize. Visit our website for more information.
Date:   January 27, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.starsoftexasjuriedartexhibit.com
Location:   Brownwood Art Association building on Fisk Avenue in Brownwood
Contact:   Roger Levesque 325-998-3025
Email:   rjlevesque@yourvisions.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 27 Registration:10 a.m. to noon Shoot-out: noon - 4 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $20, nonrefundable
Jan 27   Ride the Rails to a Healthy You
Join us at The Lehnis Railroad Museum to explore the many local services available to help you and your family keep your mind, body, & spirit healthy.
Date:   January 27, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brownwoodtexas.gov/Lehnis
Location:   The Lehnis Railroad Museum 700 East Adams Street Brownwood, Texas 76801
Contact:   For more information call 325-643-6376
Email:   cstanley@brownwoodtexas.gov
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 27, 2018 11AM-2PM Museum hours are 10AM-4PM
Fees/Admission:   Adults $3 Kids (5-11) $2 Kids under 5 are FREE! Mini-Train will be running $2 per rider
Jan 27   Law Enforcement Appreciation Event
Hosted by the Brown County Museum of History. Come make a personalized "thank you" from your family to the brave men and women who keep our communities safe.
Date:   January 27, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   209 North Broadway
Brownwood, Tx
Fees/Admission:   general admission- $3.00 includes tour of the Old Jail
Free admission for those employed in the law enforcement field
Jan 27   Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit Art Talk
Art Talk by Cathie Tyler, artist from Mason, Texas
Date:   January 27, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Adams Street Community Center
Contact:   Ruth Wheelis 325-647-4002
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 27, 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   no admission fee
Jan 30   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 30, 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
Jan 30   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 30, 2018
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