Events for May 2016
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
May 03   Ribbon Cutting for Gayla Locks, Independent Consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics
Please join us in welcoming new member Gayla Locks, Independent Consultant for Mary Kay cosmetics.
Date:   May 3, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Chamber board room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 3rd at 11:30 AM
May 03   Ribbon Cutting for My Sweet CupCake Lady
Please join us in welcoming new member My Sweet CupCake Lady
Owner, Rachel Russell
Date:   May 3, 2016
Time:   11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Chamber of Commerce board room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 3rd at 11:40 AM
May 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:   May 3, 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
May 04   Ribbon Cutting for KYOX-THE OX 94.3 FM
Please join us in welcoming new member, KYOX - THE OX 94.3
Date:   May 4, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   At the Chamber of Commerce
In the breezeway between the Depot and the Chamber
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, May 4th
at 11:30 AM
May 04   Ambassador Meeting
Ambassador meeting
Date:   May 4, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Chamber Board Room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, May 4th at 11:30 AM
May 05 - May 06   Masquerade $5 jewelry sale
$5 Jewelry and accessories sale at the Brownwood Regional Medical Center. proceeds benefit volunteer programs and committees.
Date:   May 5, 2016 - May 6, 2016
Time:   07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   West entrance 2nd floor meeting room and conference room of the Brownwood Hospital.1501 Burnet Dr.
Date/Time Details:   Thursday May 5th 7am-7pm
Friday May 6th 7am-4pm
Fees/Admission:   cash, credit/debit cards & payroll deduction
May 05   Let's Get Brownwood on the Map with Google

This workshop is designed to help customers find your business.                                                                                          
Topics Include:
¨ Being found on Google
¨ Being sure your business information is complete and up to date
¨ Google My Business Account Access, ownership and verification
¨ See how your business looks when people search for it on Google

 

Date:   May 5, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Chamber of Commerce Board Room 600 E. Depot
Contact:   Amy Wright 325+-646-7299
Email:   awright@tarleton.edu
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 5, 2016
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
May 05   National Day of Prayer
Gather at Pat Coursey Park to celebrate the National Day of Prayer
Date:   May 5, 2016
Time:   12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Location:   200 Center Avenue, Downtown Brownwood
Date/Time Details:   12:15- 12:30
May 05   Business After Hours - Dazzling Divas
Please join us for Dazzling Diva's Business After Hours. Stop by and congratulate Brittany and her staff celebrate 5 years in business and check out her new expansion, which carries gifts and home decor.
Date:   May 5, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   1601 Coggin Avenue next door to The Rage.
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 5th
From 4:00pm - 6:00pm
May 06   Cinco de Mayo Celebration
The Arts Council of Brownwood will host the first annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Friday evening, May 6 from 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the streets of Historic Downtown Brownwood near the Lyric Theatre. There will be food and craft vendors, activities for children, an area for dancing, and artists painting portraits and caricatures. There will be entertainment in the streets provided by the Matachines de Sta. María Reina de la Paz dancers and Mariachi Los Toros, from Austin. There will also be other activities and contests throughout the evening. The big concert for the evening will be presented by Revolution, a high school string group from Abilene with 20 members between the ages of 14 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyric Theatre. They play a mix of warm country fiddle with the energy of Celtic reels for a lively and inspiring musical performance experience. Revolution has been a special musical guest and several state and national events, including the National Public Radio?s acclaimed show, From the Top. For more information, please visit the Arts Council website at www.brownwoodartscouncil.org. - See more at: http://www.celebratebrownwood.com
Date:   May 6, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brownwoodartscouncil.org.
Location:   Downtown Brownwood, around the Lyric Theatre
Date/Time Details:   Begins at 5:00. Concert at 7:30
Fees/Admission:   All activities are FREE, including the concert at the Lyric!
May 07   Bangs Mayfest Parade
The Mayfest parade will kick off at 10 a.m. May 7 and will travel down Fitzgerald and finish in downtown Bangs.               
The Bangs Business Association have selected Dr. Charles Hall as grand marshal
Date:   May 7, 2016
May 07   Free Comic Book Day 2016

MAY 7th 2016 IS FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

A FREE DAY OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Worldwide Free Comic Book Day Comes to Early with Comics for All Ages!

Jomio and Rueliete's Cards and Comics in Early is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the biggest day in the comic book industry and comic art form, Saturday, May 7th. On Free Comic Book Day, over 5.6 million comic books will be given away by participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!

The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages — children, teens, and adults – can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations.

Celebrating its fifteenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are a terrific read. Even if you have never picked up a comic book, stop into Jomio and Rueliete's Cards and Comics, because you never know what you will end up finding.

Comic books and graphic novels are considered a hot form of entertainment, that are fun and a smart pick for readers to dive into as imagination comes to life with the turn of every page. Comic Books have propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. The first Saturday of May has been and will continue being a big day in the comic book world.
Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.freecomicbookday.com.

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 12:30pm and runs until 9pm at Jomio and Rueliete's Cards and Comics. Call 325 998-5783 for more information.

Date:   May 7, 2016
Time:   12:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Jomio and Rueliete's Cards and Comics 2101 CR 381 Early TX 76802
Email:   urza0planeswalker@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   05/07/16 12:30pm until 9:00pm
May 07   Texas Barn Dance
The 15th Annual fundraiser benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Brown County, featuring Tracy Lawrence, a gourmet chateaubriand dinner, and exceptional auction items.
Date:   May 7, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 11:55 PM
Website:   http://bgcbrownwood.org
Location:   Sorrel Canyon Ranch 5200 FM 2525 Brownwood, Texas 76802
Contact:   Facebook Page: boys and girls club of brown county barn dance
Email:   tomandjamie85@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday May 7, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $100 per person
BGCbrownwood.org for tickets
May 10   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:   May 10, 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
May 10   Young Leaders of Brown County Committee meeting
Young Leaders monthly committee meeting
Date:   May 10, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Chamber board room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, May 10th 4:00 PM
May 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:   May 10, 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
May 11   A Royal Luncheon
A luncheon presented by The Junior Twentieth Century Club of Brownwood featuring Chef Darren McGrady former chef to Queen Elizabeth II, Diana, Princess of Wales, Princes William and Harry, he is author of "Eating Royally". He will be sharing his remembrances from a palace kitchen and will be in the kitchen personally preparing the dish he made at Kensington Palace and on the NBC Today show...Princess Diana's favorite dessert.
Date:   May 11, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM
Location:   Bullion suites, Mabee Center, Howard Payne University
1219 Fisk Ave. Brownwood, Texas
Contact:   Pam Blake 325-642-4575
Date/Time Details:   12 Noon
Fees/Admission:   $30 per person.  Limited seating Please RSVP to Pam Blake 325-642-4575
May 11   Ribbon Cutting for Kindred at Home Hospice
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for
Kindred at Home Hospice. 
Refreshments will be served.
Date:   May 11, 2016
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location:   2400 Crockett Drive, Suite 300
Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, May 11th
2:00PM - 4:00PM
May 12   Ribbon Cutting for Heartland Chiropractic's new loctation
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting at Heartland Chiropractic's new location!
Date:   May 12, 2016
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   801 Early Blvd.
Early, TX
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 12
12:00 pm
May 12   Business to Business Showcase
This quarter's Business to Business Showcase welcomes ALL types of businesses to show off their products, services, knowledge and experience to other member businesses. This will be the first of 3 Business to Business Showcases the Chamber will be hosting in 2016.
Please share this information with all of your employees.

For vendor registration forms, CLICK HERE.
Date:   May 12, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Depot Civic and Cultural Center
600 E. Depot Street
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 12th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Booth Space - $50.00 for a 10' area with uncovered table and 2 chairs
Space is limited.
Attendance is open to ALL Chamber members FREE of charge.
May 13   Allied Health Career Showcase
TSTC is hosting an allied heath career showcase to launch their new EMT program in Brownwood. 9:30 am until 11:30 am for high school students (complimentary pastries & coffee served) 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm for adults (complimentary lunch served) Come learn about high demand career paths, offered at our Brownwood campus, such as: LVN-RN Transition Chemical Dependency Counseling Emergency Medical Services Medical Office Specialist Health Information Technology RSVP at 325-643-5987
Date:   May 13, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.tstc.edu
Location:   305 Booker St. Brownwood, Texas 76801
Contact:   Brownwood TSTC Dr. Les Plagens, Campus Director Skye Smith, Recruiter 325-643-5987
Email:   skye.smith@tstc.edu
Date/Time Details:   9:30-11:30 am for high school students/teachers/counselors 12:00-1:30 pm for adults
Fees/Admission:   FREE! Complimentary pastries and coffee served in the morning for high school students and complimentary lunch served for adults.
May 14   2nd Annual A.W.F.C. Adult Co-Ed Softball tournament Fundraiser
A World For Children Fundraiser
2nd Annual A.W.F.C. Adult Co-Ed Softball Tournament
Participation Fee is a $200.00 minimum donation per team (10-20 per team)
Date:   May 14, 2016
Location:   At the Bert V Massey II Sports Complex (By Gordon Wood)
Contact:   Hailey Hohertz 325-451-4522
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 14th
Fees/Admission:   Participation fee is a $200 minimum donation per team (10-20 per team)
May 14   Smashball
What happens when you combine Knockerball & Football???
SMASHBALL!!!
Get 7 of your friends & get signed up for the 1st EVER Smashball Tournament before it's too late! Winning team gets bragging rights, medals & free Chick-fil-A!! Sign up at vlabrownwood.org/smashball
 
Who- 2 Classifications: 6 - 8th grade & 9th grade - adult
What- Double Elimination tournament, 8 player teams
Date:   May 14, 2016
Website:   http://vlabrownwood.org/smashball
Location:   Where- Warrior Stadium, 901 CC Woodson RD, Brownwood, TX
Date/Time Details:   May 14, 2016, registration at 8am
Fees/Admission:   Cost- $20 per player, $160 per team for the tournament. $5 for free play available for all ages beginning at 9am until last game.
 
Register, view rules & pay @ vlabrownwood.org/smashball
May 14   Brownwood Music Jam and Concert
Brownwood Music presents
Sounds of music and Summer
Free music jam and concert
May 14th
4-6 open mic jam
6-10 featuring several artists to include
Elashore (a classic rock group that played at the Brownwood Reunion a couple of years ago)
National artists, Jared Gambino
Pulled Pork plate for donations and all proceeds go to the Rock, Salt and Light Ministry.


 
Date:   May 14, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brownwoodmuisc.net
Location:   Brownwood Music Parking Lot
Contact:   Jodie at 325-646-1365
Email:   brownwoodmusic@harrisbb.com
Date/Time Details:   May 14th from 4-10
Fees/Admission:   Free
May 17   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:   May 17, 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
May 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:   May 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.
May 19   Business After Hours - The Hideout Golf Club and Resort
Please join us for The Hideout Golf Club and Resort's Business After Hours.
Come unwind with some refreshments, drinks, and awesome door prizes.
For those would like to participate, there will be a putting contest.
Date:   May 19, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   185 Hideout Lane

 
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 19th
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
May 19 - May 29   Love Rides the Rails
A knee slapping comedy the whole family will enjoy! Visit our web site for complete show description along with ticket purchase opportunities. Please Note: Brownwood's Lyric Theatre is a NO OPEN CARRY facility.
Date:   May 19, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Time:   07:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.brownwoodlyrictheatre.com
Location:   318 Center Avenue Brownwood, Texas 76801
Contact:   Eric Evans - 325.998.2801
Email:   office@brownwoodlyrictheatre.com
Date/Time Details:   Opens May 19 and closes May 29, 2016
Fees/Admission:   $12 Adults - $8 Students
May 20   Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon
The Brownwood and Early Chambers of Commerce will hold their annual law enforcement appreciation luncheon on Friday, May 20 at the Coggin Avenue Baptist Church Connection Center (1715 Coggin Ave) from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. This event is intended to honor the men and women in all aspects of law enforcement-who work together to keep the community safe.

 Representatives from area law enforcement agencies will be in attendance to announce special honors earned by their department and/or officers. Each of those agencies or departments has been offered the opportunity to announce their Officer of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Investigator of the Year, or whatever awards may be appropriate for their agency.

 Stan Standridge, Chief of Police in Abilene, TX, will be the guest speaker.
 The Chamber's Monthly Luncheon is open to the public.

This month's luncheon is sponsored by TexasBank.

Table sponsors include Heart of Texas Crime Stoppers, Davis Morris Funeral Home, Brownwood Country Club, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, Clearent Intelligent Processing, Redstone Park, and Mid-Tex Federal Credit Union.

Ace's Wild Cash Drawing Sponsored by Brownwood Regional Medical Center.

 Chamber members and the public may sponsor the lunches of law enforcement officers or officials. Call or email the Chamber staff for more information. Meal sponsors will be acknowledged at the luncheon.

 Lunch is served at 11:30 AM and the program begins at noon. The luncheon ends about 1 PM. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP is required and the deadline is Tuesday, May 17 at 5 PM.

 For more information, or to RSVP, contact the Brownwood Chamber at 325-646-9535 or the Early Chamber at 325-649-9300.
 
Date:   May 20, 2016
Location:   Coggin Avenue Baptist Church Connection Center (1715 Coggin Ave)
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, May 20th
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Cost is $15 per person. RSVP is required and the deadline is Tuesday, May 17 at 5 PM.
May 21   International Museum Day
FREE Admission & Children's Activities to celebrate the 2016 International Museum Day theme of "Cultural Landscapes". Learn about the Chinese culture, the workers who helped build the Railroads, and their impact on America. Learn more about your world!
Date:   May 21, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brownwoodtexas.gov
Location:   Lehnis Railroad Museum 700 E. Adams (next to new Fire Station),Brownwood, TX
Contact:   Beverly Norris
Email:   bnorris@brownwoodtexas.gov
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, May 21, 2016
Fees/Admission:   Free admission
May 21   Brown County Museum of History Celebrates International Museum Day
INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY  MAY 21, 2016
CELEBRATING WITH 125 COUNTRIES

MR. DEL BARNETT, ARCHEOLOGY STEWARD OF TEXAS  WILL BE GIVING INFORMATION ON THE FIRST NATIVE PEOPLE OF OUR AREA.. HIS PRESENTATION IS AT 1:30 pm AND HE WELCOMES THE PUBLIC TO BRING ITEMS FOR HIS REVIEW. ALSO MR. TULLY HAIR, LOCAL HISTORIAN, WILL HAVE AN EXHIBIT . OF LOCAL ITEMS.
 
CHILDREN'S AREA WILL HAVE HANDS-ON LEARNING CENTER AND THEY CAN CREATE A CRAFT TO TAKE WITH THEM.
AROUND THE WORLD
Date:   May 21, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   BROWN COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY AT 209 N BROADWAY  & OLD JAIL
212 N BROADWAY, BROWNWOOD
 
Contact:   FOR QUESTIONS CALL 325-641-1926
Fees/Admission:   FREE ADMISSION
May 24   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:   May 24, 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
May 26   Business After Hours - Keep Brownwood Beautiful
Please come join us for Keep Brownwood Beautiful's Business After Hours.  Stop by after work for refreshments and learn how to help keep Brownwood beautiful.
Date:   May 26, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Area Community Gardens
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, May 26th
4:00PM - 6:00PM
May 30   Chamber Closed
Date:   May 30, 2016
May 30   Memorial Day Service
The annual event hosted by the VFW Post 3278 and Auxiliaries
This is a time for our nation to come together to remember and honor those Americans who died while defending and securing our Nation's freedom
Date:   May 30, 2016
Time:   09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Eastlawn Memorial Cemetery
Date/Time Details:  
Monday, May 30th, 9am
May 31   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:   May 31, 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