Events for July 2016
Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce
Jun 27 - Jul 01   Soccer Camp - Challenger Sports Camp
Challenger Sports Camp

Ages 3-4
10:30-11:30 or 5:30-6:30
$89.00

Ages 5-6
8:30-10:00 or 6:30-8:00
$104

Ages 7-10
8:30-11:30
$140

Ages 11-16
5:30-8:30
$140

**Price includes camp, ball, & t-shirt.

You can register online at www.challengersports.com just search camps and Brownwood or you can attend the free practice May 19th at 6:30 at the complex and register there.  We strongly encourage all to attend the free practice to get a feel of what the camp is like.  Please go to their website wwwchallengersports.com to register for the free practice next week, Thursday, May 19th, so they know how many coaches to send.
Date:   June 27, 2016 - July 1, 2016
Website:   http://www.challengersports.com
Contact:   Miles Palmer mpalmer@challengersports.com
Date/Time Details:   June 17 - July 1
Jul 01   Boat Parade
1st Annual Boat Parade Set for Friday at Lake Brownwood
In celebration of Independence Day weekend, a boat parade will be held at Lake Brownwood on Friday, July 1st.
The boat parade will begin at 8 PM and boats are asked to line up at the Lake Brownwood dam prior to the start of the parade.   Registration fee is $5 and entries can register at Wild Duck Marina in advance by calling 325-784-7100.
Boats are encouraged to be decorated during the parade in patriotic theme, and prizes will be awarded for some of the best decorated.    Any decorations that may impede visibility or normal navigation must be removed at the conclusion of the parade.

 
Date:   July 1, 2016
Time:   08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Location:   the Lake Brownwood Dam
Contact:   Call 325-784-7100 for more information.
Date/Time Details:   8 PM, Friday July 1st
Fees/Admission:   $5.00 to enter
Jul 02   4th of July Fireworks Show hosted by Wild Duck Marina
The  annual Wild Duck Marina 4th of July bash--occurring on the 2nd!
Bands will perform 6 PM to dark. Fireworks show starts at 9:20 & band TBA will play from 10 PM to 1 AM.
Cost is 20.00 per person and all proceeds benefit the The Lake Brownwood Dam Volunteer Fire Department.


 
Date:   July 2, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM
Location:   Wild Duck Marina
320 High Top St
Lake Brownwood, Texas
Contact:   (325) 784-7100
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 2nd
Fees/Admission:   Cost is 20.00 per person and all proceeds benefit the The Lake Brownwood Dam Volunteer Fire Department.
Jul 04   Riverfest- BBQ Cookoff and Raft Race @ Riverside park
The 2nd annual RiverFest will be held on July 4th at Brownwood's Riverside Park, and will also include various arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, Heartland Cruisers Car Show, barbecue cook-off sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society, 13 bounce houses for kids and much more. Entry fee into the event is $2 for children, and $3 for adults.
APPLICATIONS FOR ALL EVENTS  can be found at http://www.brownwoodjcs.com/riverfest/
Raft Races
Chick-Fil-A has challenged you to a raft race at RiverFest 2016 on the Pecan Bayou!  
The Raft Race is open to both companies and individuals who are willing to build a raft and compete against Chick-Fil-A in a 100 meter race down the Pecan Bayou. Entry fee for the race is $25 and  will have three categories to choose from including single, double and group.  Prizes will be awarded for the fastest raft in each category, one for the best use of materials, and the Titanic award for the most dramatic sink.
Vendors
Vendor spaces are available for $50 for a 10 ft X 10 ft spot and electricity is available for $20. Completed applications should be returned with payment by June 27. No applications will be reviewed or accepted after this date. Electricity, and booth spaces, are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
 
BBQ Cook-Off
The Brownwood Jaycees & Chick-Fil-A would like to invite you to take part in our second annual RiverFest Barbecue Cook-off sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society that will be held on July 3-4 at Riverside Park in Brownwood, Texas.
Categories & Entry Fee:
Brisket, Chicken & Ribs (No Baby Backs) ONE OR ALL for  $125 / 80% Payback to the top 3 winners in each category
Jackpot Beans $25 / 100% Payback to the top 3
Awards:
  • Brisket: 1st – 3rd Receive Money and awards. 4th-10th receive certificates.
  • Chicken: 1st – 3rd Receive Money and awards. 4th-10th receive certificates.
  • Ribs (No Baby Backs): 1st – 3rd Receive Money and awards. 4th-10th receive certificates.
  • Beans: 1st – 3rd Receive Money and awards. 100% cash payback.
Times:
  • Check-in from 9am-11am on Sunday
  • Cookers Meeting 6 pm on Sunday in the pavilion
  • Turn in times (Monday): Beans 11 am, Chicken 12 (noon), Ribs 1 pm and Brisket 2 pm in the pavilion
  • Awards 4 pm-5pm (Depending on how many cookers we have)
Date:   July 4, 2016
Location:   Riverside Park
Contact:   Gary Johnson - BBQ Cook-off Chairman Email: info@brownwoodjcs.com Cell: 325-200-6047
Date/Time Details:   July 4th
Fees/Admission:   Vendor application can be found here: http://www.brownwoodjcs.com/events/riverfest-vendor-application-2016/
Jul 04   Fourth of July-- Chamber Offices Closed
The Chamber of Commerce will be CLOSED for the Independence Day holiday.
Date:   July 4, 2016
Jul 05   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:   July 5, 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
Jul 05   Grown-up Coloring Club
Join the adult coloring craze! Meet at the library on the first Tuesday of the month for a relaxing time of coloring, fun and friendship. The library will provide crayons, colored pencils and coloring sheets, but feel free to bring your own. Open to all adults, no registration necessary. Will be on June 7, July 5, August 2, and September 6 at 6:00. For more information, please call 325-646-0155.
Date:   July 5, 2016
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brownwoodpubliclibrary.com/
Location:   Brownwood Public Library, 600 Carnegie St, Brownwood, Texas 76801
Jul 06   Ambassador Meeting
Monthly Ambassador meeting   
Date:   July 6, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Chamber board room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, July 6th
Jul 07   Summer Reading Club: Brownwood Music
Join The Brownwood Library with Jackie Anderson from Brownwood Music for Summer Reading Club 2016. Open to all kids, 0-17. Be sure to sign up for Summer Reading Club at the library for a chance to win some great prizes! For more information, please call 325-646-0155.
Date:   July 7, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://Brownwood Public Library, 600 Carnegie St, Brownwood, Texas 76801
Location:   Brownwood Public Library, 600 Carnegie St, Brownwood, Texas 76801
Jul 09   Monarch Mania!
Fun Programs and Activities for 1st through 6th graders!
Learn about the dangers facing the Monarch butterfly, and how you can help.
 Presented by: Texas Botanical Gardens founder Jan Fischer,
Brownwood Public Library, and the Brownwood Area Community Gardens




Reservations required.

Programs and activities are free with regular $2 admission. 
Seating is limited.  Call 325-643-6376 to reserve a place for your child!
 
Date:   July 9, 2016
Time:   09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Location:   Where:     Lehnis Railroad Museum, 700 East Adams, Brownwood
Date/Time Details:   When:      Saturday, July 9th  2016
Time:        9:30 - 10:30 (for children going into 1st & 2nd grade):
“All About Butterflies” with an emphasis on Monarchs

10:45 – 11:45 (for children going into 3rd & 4th): “Monarch Life Cycle and Migration”
1:30 – 2:30 (going into 5th & 6th): “Metamorphosis-Monarchs”
Pre-schoolers will have
their own activities and story times, come and go between
9:30 and 2:30.
 
Fees/Admission:   Programs and activities are free with regular $2 admission. 
Jul 12   Ribbon Cutting for Smile Crafters
Join us for a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new member Smile Crafters
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   3709 Austin Avenue, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, July 12th
11:30 AM
Jul 12   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:   July 12, 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
Jul 12   Young Leaders Executive meeting
Young Leaders of Brown County Officers meeting
Date:   July 12, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Brownwood Chamber board room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   July 12
4:00 pm
Jul 12   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:   July 12, 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
Jul 13   Ground breaking ceremony for Murphy USA
Please join us for a Ground breaking ceremony to welcome new member Murphy USA.
Date:   July 13, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:  
403 W. Commerce Road, Brownwood
(in front of Wal-Mart)
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, July 13th
at 11:30 am
Jul 14   Summer Reading Club: Abilene Kennel Club
Join the Brownwood Library with Abilene Kennel Club for Summer Reading Club 2016. Open to all kids, 0-17. Be sure to sign up for Summer Reading Club at the library for a chance to win some great prizes! For more information, please call 325-646-0155.
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Website:   http://www.brownwoodpubliclibrary.com/
Location:   Brownwood Public Library, 600 Carnegie St, Brownwood, Texas 76801
Jul 14   Foster/Adopt information meeting
Interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent? Local Child Placing Agencies in the Brownwood area, in conjunction with CPS, are holding an informational meeting on the process of becoming a foster/adopt parent. Date: Thursday, July 14th Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm In Brownwood At Coggin Avenue Baptist Church 1815 Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801
Date:   July 14, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Coggin Avenue Baptist Church 1815 Coggin Ave., Brownwood, TX 76801
Contact:   Herb Brister, 940-521-5028
Date/Time Details:   Date: Thursday, July 14th Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   No fees public is welcome.
Jul 14 - Jul 24   South Pacific
Brownwood Lyric Theatre's signature event with dancing, singing, live orchestra and all the Broadway Musical flash you love to see! Please Note: The Brownwood Lyric Theatre is a NO OPEN CARRY facility.
Date:   July 14, 2016 - July 24, 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 July 14 and Closes July 24
Fees/Admission:   Adults $20 - Students $10
Jul 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:   July 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.
Jul 19   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:   July 19, 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
Jul 20   Ribbon Cutting for Hill Ranch Yoga
Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new member Hill Ranch Yoga
Date:   July 20, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   Pavilion at the Depot
600 E. Depot Street
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie 646-9535
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, July 20th
11:30 AM
Jul 21   Summer Reading Club: Puppets, Music and Stories
Join The Brownwood Library with Dru Woods for Summer Reading Club 2016. This is the final event of Summer Reading Club. If you have been reading and participating, they will have a pizza party and drawing for prizes! Open to all kids, 0-17. Be sure to sign up for Summer Reading Club at the library for a chance to win some great prizes! For more information, please call 325-646-0155.
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.brownwoodpubliclibrary.com/
Location:   Brownwood Public Library, 600 Carnegie St, Brownwood, Texas 76801
Jul 21   Business After Hours - Brownwood Country Club
Please join us for Business After Hours at the Brownwood Country Club
Date:   July 21, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   5875 S CR 225, Brownwood
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, July 21st
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Jul 26   Young Leaders of Brown County Committee meeting
Young Leaders of Brown County Committee meeting
Date:   July 26, 2016
Time:   04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Location:   Brownwood Chamber board room
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   August 9th
4:30 PM
Jul 26   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:   July 26, 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
Jul 28   Business to Business Showcase & welcome reception for new Chief of Police Terry A. Nichols
Please join us for the second Business to Business Showcase & welcome reception for the new Police Chief Terry Nichols.

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.    
THERE ARE STILL BOOTHS AVAILABLE

Please share this information with all of your employees

CLICK HERE for vendor registration form
 
Date:   July 28, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:   The Depot Civic & Cultural Center
600 E. Depot
Contact:   Jennifer Barberie
Email:   membership@brownwoodchamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, July 28th
4:00 to 6:00pm
Fees/Admission:   Attendance is open to all Chamber members FREE of charge.
Jul 30   H.O.T. Cyclists 100K
The H.O.T. Cyclists 100K Bicycle Race is coming to the Bangs Flamin' BBQ Cookoff and Red Hot Trade Days on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Distance options of 35K, 60K, and 100K are available on winding hill country roads of western Brown County. Ribbons in all distances with a trophy for the winner of the 100K race. Also special awards for King of the Mountain and Queen of the Mountain on the hill climb just outside Brookesmith. All racers will get a free fish fry lunch at the cook-off, along with showers available at the schools right after you ride. Come enjoy great bicycle racing and a great time at the cook-off and vendor booths! All proceeds will benefit local school scholarship funds.
Date:   July 30, 2016
Website:   http://www.hotbikeride.com
Location:   Bangs, Texas
Contact:   Matthew Hinman
Email:   registration@hotbikeride.com
Date/Time Details:   7/30/2016 at 8 AM
Fees/Admission:   $30 preregistration online, $40 at the event
Jul 30   Quilter's Hide Out class - Labyrinth Star
Labyrinth Star quilt class
Date:   July 30, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location:   Quilter's Hide Out
Located at 923 Early Blvd., Early
Contact:   Vita Weehunt 325-643-2800 or cell 325-647-2395
Email:   vita.weehunt@verizon.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, July 30th
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $25.00 for the class