Events for August 2015
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Aug 01   Family Day at the Lehnis Railroad Museum
The first Saturday of every month is Family Day at the Lehnis Railroad Museum!  The museum will present a special interpretive program at 11:00 a.m.  The first program will be a tour of the caboose, plus the Lehnis Heart of Texas Model Railroad Club will be working on the new permanent model railroad layout and will be available for questions.
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location:  
Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum
700 E. Adams St.
Brownwood, Texas
Contact:   325-643-6376
Email:   mirving@ci.brownwood.tx.us
Date/Time Details:  
The first Saturday of every month
10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Fees/Admission:  
Special Low Admission  $2 for ages 5 and over
                                             Ages 5 and under are free
Aug 01   "Kick It Up To Happy" Child Care Providers Conference
The ?Kick It Up to Happy? Child Care Conference is a joint effort of the Family & Consumer Sciences programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Brown, Coleman, McCulloch and San Saba counties. This year?s conference will feature Suzie Humphreys, a dynamic and motivational keynote speaker, humorist and author. Suzie will kick off the conference with her speech entitled ?Please Pick Up After Yourself, Your Mother Doesn?t Work Here!? and will also speak after lunch with a focus on ?I Can Do That!? Suzie has a way with laughter, poignant stories and jump-start inspiration, of confirming that fear doesn?t have to be the motivating force that stops us from living life to its fullest. Suzie shares the most significant of her relationships and frankly and humorously tells how she learned to focus on what is right about others. In addition to the two keynote addresses from Suzie Humphreys, participants will also have the opportunity to attend break-out sessions throughout the morning and afternoon. Session topics include: ? Back to the Basics: Safety & Injury Prevention ? Building CONNECTIONS?You Don?t Need a Hammer ? Communicating effectively with parents ? Gross Motor & Sensory Integration Development ? Keeping Kids Focused and Engaged ? Moving and Learning: Playful Steps All Day Long ? Recognizing signs of child abuse/neglect and steps to reporting ? SIDS/Shaken Baby Syndrome ? Supporting Mental Health in Children with Special Needs There will also be a session specifically for Child Care Director?s that will focus on the Top 10 Citations and Minimum Standards. Door prizes and refreshments will be available and lunch will also be provided. Cost for the conference is $30 and is due by July 17, 2015. An additional fee of $10 will be charged for late registrations received after July 17. The conference will provide 6 clock hours that have been approved by child care licensing.
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://brown.agrilife.org
Location:   Coggin Avenue Baptist Church Christian Life Center 1715 Coggin Avenue, Brownwood
Contact:   Kim Miles County Extension Agent - FCS 325-646-0386
Email:   kamiles@ag.tamu.edu
Date/Time Details:   August 1, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $30 registration fee Deadline to register is July 17
Aug 01   TSTC Fall Preview/Open House
TSTC will be hosting a fall preview and open house at their Brownwood Campus on August 1st. 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:   August 1, 2015
Time:   10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   305 Book Street
Brownwood, TX 76801   
Contact:   Charlotte Tongate 325-641-3901
Email:   charlotte.tongate@tstc.edu
Date/Time Details:   August 1st from 10 am to 2 pm.        
Fees/Admission:   None
Aug 01   An Eagles Tribute by Fastlane
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center's 2015 "Remembering When" event will feature an Eagles Tribute performance by Fastlane.

Options for the evening event include dinner and show table seating or general show admission with upper coliseum seats.

General admission tickets for the show only are available for $25, individual tickets may also be purchased at $75, and dinner and show reserved tables are available for $500.

For more information or to reserve tables or purchase tickets, call 325-660-8338 or 325-660-8334.

Information and tickets are also available online at WestTexasRehab.org.  General admission tickets may also be purchased in Brownwood at Wendlee Broadcasting, KOXE Radio, or the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and the West Texas Rehabilitation Center in Abilene.
Date:   August 1, 2015
Time:   06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.WestTexasRehab.org
Location:   Brownwood Coliseum
500 E. Baker St
Brownwood, TX 76801
Contact:   West Texas Rehabilitation Center 325-660-8338
Date/Time Details:   August 1, 2015
Doors Open - 6:30 pm
Dinner Guests - 7:00 pm
General Admission Seating - 7:30 pm
Show Begins - 8:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   $25 General Seating
$75 Dinner & a Show
$500 for Reserved Tables
Dinner catered by Humphrey Pete's
Aug 04   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 15 years of age.
Date:   August 4, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Art Association
215 Fisk St.
Brownwood, TX
Contact:   Melanie Naylor 325-647-8543
Date/Time Details:   6-8 pm
Every Tuesday
Fees/Admission:   $15 per session
Aug 06 - Aug 07   The Global Leadership Summit
The Global Leadership /Summit is a two-day event that is broadcast LIVE in HD from the Willow Creek Association's campus near Chicago every August to more than 375 locations in North America. Throughout the fall, summit events take place in an additional 500+ cities, 120 countries - translated into 55 languages.
Date:   August 6, 2015 - August 7, 2015
Time:   12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.willowcreek.com/events/leadership/
Location:   Brownwood's Lyric Theatre
Contact:   Eric Evans 325-998-2801 Priscilla Monson 325-642-1916
Email:   ericevans@aol.com
Date/Time Details:   August 6-7, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Super Early Bird $149 (by 5.19.15) Early Bird $169 (by 6.23.15) Regular $189 (after 6.23.15) Special Sponsor rates by calling 325-998-2801. 
Brownwood Chamber members are eligible for special sponsor rate pricing.  Call 325-646-9535.
Aug 06   Business After Hours - KTXS
Join us at the Brownwood Art Center with KTXS for our monthly Business After Hours. The event will feature the Art Center's new art exhibit.
Date:   August 6, 2015
Time:   05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Art Center
Contact:   Ruth Willis 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   8/6/15 from 5-8 pm.
Fees/Admission:   N/A
Aug 07   Heart of Texas on behalf of Friends of NRA's 3rd Annual Fundraiser
Heart of Texas 3rd Annual Fundraiser on behalf of The NRA Foundation.
Join other champions of the Second Amendment for dinner, raffles, auctions and fun with a chance to win exclusive NRA guns, gear, decor and collectibles.
Date:   August 7, 2015
Website:   http://www.friendsofnra.org
Location:   Brownwood Coliseum at 500 E. Baker Street, Brownwood, Texas 76801
Contact:   Beth Meadow 325-647-1318
Email:   jb_meadow@Yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   August 7 at 6:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   Order tickets online.  All tickets held at the door.  Canceled check or CC charge is your receipt/confirmation 
Individual Tickets $30
Reserved Table $350
Camp Bowie Table $1,200
Brown County Table $2,500
Crazy Clay Table $5,000
Tactical Table $10,000
Kimber Table $15,000
Heart of Texas Table $20,000
 
Aug 08   Concert - Austin Comes to Brownwood
Date:   August 8, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brownwoodlyrictheatre.com \
Location:   Brownwood's Lyric Theatre
Contact:   Eric Evans 325-998-2801
Email:   ericevans@aol.com
Fees/Admission:   TBD
Aug 11   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:   August 11, 2015
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
Aug 11   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 15 years of age.
Date:   August 11, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Art Association
215 Fisk St.
Brownwood, TX
Contact:   Melanie Naylor 325-647-8543
Date/Time Details:   6-8 pm
Every Tuesday
Fees/Admission:   $15 per session
Aug 12   CEU Training - Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Burnout

CEU Event Sponsored by River Crest Hospital

Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder and Burnout

Presented by:

Marc Orner, PhD

Date:   August 12, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:  

Conference Room

Heartland Mall

300 Early Blvd

Early, TX 76802

Contact:   Shawna Hutchins, River Crest Hospital
Email:   Shawna.hutchins@uhsinc.com
Date/Time Details:  

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m.

Fees/Admission:   Free!
Aug 14   Ranger Roundup
Ranger College staff will be available to answer questions, finish/help with remaining paperwork, payments and registering for the Fall semester.
Date:   August 14, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Ranger College inside Heartland Mall.

Campus is located on the back side of the mall behind Gallery Furniture and the skating ring.
Contact:   Stephen Flora, Director and Advisor for Ranger College
Email:   sflora@rangercollege.edu
Date/Time Details:   August 14th from 9 am - 1pm
Fees/Admission:   None
Aug 15   RiverFest
Brownwood Jaycees are proud to announce the recreation of RiverFest.
    The all-day event will feature various arts and crafts, vendors, a kid's corner, a car show put on by the Heartland Cruisers, and live music from 8:00 pm to midnight.  Admission into RiverFest will cost $2 per adult and $1 for children with half of the admission proceeds going to the Salvation Army's School Supply fund.
    Residents can also enter in one of the three competitions that will take place, including a fishing contest, a barbecue cook-off (sanctioned by the Lone Start Barbecue Society, and raft races.
    The entree fee for the raft race is $25, and awards will be given out for the following:  Fastest Raft, Best Looking and Most Creative Use of Materials - a Titanic Award will also be given to one raft from either category that had the most "dramatic sinking."  Additional awards will include first place for singles, doubles and groups.
    The barbecue cook-off will be held on Aug. 14th and 15th.  Check-in will be from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  The entry fee is $125, and includes entry into the following categories:  brisket, ribs, and chick.  The top 10 teams in the barbecue cook-off will be recognized with the top three in each meat category receiving a trophy and a cash prize.
Date:   August 15, 2015
Time:   09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Riverside Park
Contact:   Pat McLaughlin 325-642-6809
Date/Time Details:   August 15, 2015
9:00 am - 6:00 pm with live music from 8:00 pm to midnight.
Fees/Admission:   $2 per adult and $1 per child
Entry fee for Raft Race - $25
Entry fee for Barbecue Cook-Off $125
Aug 18   Authentic Communication
Everything comes down to how you communicate with people. Want to improve communication at your workplace to build morale and realize untapped efficiencies? The Big Country Society for Human Resource Management is hosting an affordable training for those that interact with people on a daily basis.
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.bigcountry.shrm.org
Location:   Abilene Country Club 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd Abilene, TX 79602
Contact:   Jennifer Montoya 325-864-9966
Email:   jennifer.montoya06@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   August 18, 2015 Registration 8 - 8:30am Event 8:30am- 11:30am
Fees/Admission:   BCSHRM Chapter Members - $50 Non-Members - $60 At the Door - $70 CEU Credits Available
Aug 18   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 15 years of age.
Date:   August 18, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Art Association
215 Fisk St.
Brownwood, TX
Contact:   Melanie Naylor 325-647-8543
Date/Time Details:   6-8 pm
Every Tuesday
Fees/Admission:   $15 per session
Aug 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:   August 19, 2015
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.
Aug 25   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 15 years of age.
Date:   August 25, 2015
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Art Association
215 Fisk St.
Brownwood, TX
Contact:   Melanie Naylor 325-647-8543
Date/Time Details:   6-8 pm
Every Tuesday
Fees/Admission:   $15 per session
Aug 28   Chamber Luncheon
The August monthly luncheon will be in partnership with the Early Chamber of Commerce and will feature presentations from both Brownwood and Early ISD.

This month's luncheon is sponsored by Baird Brother's Express Carwash.
Date:   August 28, 2015
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Country Club        
Contact:   Ruth Willis 325-646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   August 28th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.
Buffet opens at 11:30 and the program begins at noon.
Fees/Admission:   $14/person to by paid at the Country Club at the door for the buffet.