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Brazos River Basin Roundup

 

Upper Basin

 

March 7: ABILENE STATE PARK – Nature Walk

10 – 11 a.m. March 7 at Abilene State Park, 150 Park Road 32 in Tuscola.

Meet at the northern trailhead of the Elm Creek Nature Trail (near the Wagon Circle camping loop) Bring water, appropriate attire and sunscreen. The entrance fee is $5 for adults.  Children under 12 are free. For more information, contact Candyce Johnson at 325-267-4871 or candycejohnson@tpwd.texas.gov.

 

March 7: GRANBURY – Saturday Bird Walk

7–9:30 a.m. March 7 at the Acton Nature Center, 6900 Smoky Hill Court in Granbury.

The event is free and open to the public. Bring binoculars, water and proper attire.

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March 8: ABILENE STATE PARK – Nature Journaling

2 – 3:30 p.m. March 8 at Abilene State Park, 150 Park Road 32 in Tuscola.

Meet at the CCC Building.  Event is free and open to the public after paying regular day use or camping fees.  Bring water, appropriate clothing and footwear for hiking and sunscreen.

For more information, contact Candyce Johnson at 325-267-4871 or candycejohnson@tpwd.texas.gov.

 

March 14: ABILENE STATE PARK – Nature Walk

10 – 11 a.m. March 14 at Abilene State Park, 150 Park Road 32 in Tuscola.

Meet at the northern trailhead of the Elm Creek Nature Trail (near the Wagon Circling camping loop). Event is free and open to the public after paying the entrance fee of $5 for adults.  Children under 12 are free. Bring water, appropriate attire and sunscreen.

For more information, contact Candyce Johnson at 325-267-4871 or candycejohnson@tpwd.texas.gov.

 

March 28: GRANBURY – Feather Fest

10 a.m.– 2 p.m. at the Acton Nature Center, 6900 Smoky Hill Court in Granbury.

Event is free and open to the public.  The Feather Fest is a celebration of birds and a welcome for the wildflower season.  Activities include crafts for children, bird/nature/wildflower walks and presentations on birding and live raptors. 

For more information, call 817-326-6005 or email actonnaturecenter.org.

 

Central Basin

 

March 3: TEMPLE – Prepping for a Productive Garden

5:30 - 7 p.m. March 3 at Sammons Community Center, 2220 West Avenue D, in Temple.

It’s time to start thinking about that spring garden. Whether it is a plot or a pot, gardening can be rewarding. Homegrown veggies can be grown anywhere with just a little care. Learn the dynamic tips and techniques from local Master Gardeners to help make backyard gardens prosper. For more information, call 254-298-5403.

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March 9: TEMPLE – Camp Adventure/Spring Break Camp

7 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Wilson Park Recreation Center, 2205 Curtis B. Elliott Drive in Temple. There is a $12 fee. There will be many activities planned such as canoeing, archery, rock wall climbing, outdoor living skills training, outdoor meal preparation and much more. Pack a sack lunch. Space is limited.  For more information, call 254-298-5740.

 

March 9: TEMPLE – Alternative Food Choices

5:30 – 8 p.m.  March 9 at Sammons Community Center, 2220 West Avenue D, in Temple.

Plant-based foods are becoming the latest trend. Many in this health-conscious society are making the decision to switch to these more alternate choices. Come taste for yourself with Chef Rick, who has been using these alternative items in his culinary creations for many years. Cost is $29 per person.  For more information, call 254-298-5403.

 

March 14: WACO – Compost, Topsoil and Mulch Fundraiser

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 14 at 514 Austin Ave. in Waco.

Keep Waco Beautiful and Waco Downtown Farmers Market are selling organic compost, topsoil and mulch provided by Living Earth of Waco. All products are $4 a bag. You must pre-order.

For more information, go here.

 

March 16: WACO – SkyWarn Spotter Training 2020

6–8 p.m. at Baylor University Cashion Academic Center, 1401 4th St, Room 506 in Waco.

The Waco-McClennan County Emergency Management Team and the National Weather Service in Fort Worth are sponsoring SkyWarn training, which is free training focused on how to spot severe weather and what to do in the event of an emergency.

For more information, go here.

 

March 21: ROUND ROCK – Youth Fishing Derby

7 - 11 a.m. March 21 at Bright Lake in Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd. The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department presents the 2020 Youth Fishing Derby for ages 3 - 12. Event is free but pre-registration is strongly encouraged and participants must check-in before fishing. Participants must provide their own equipment, including bait.  One pole per child is allowed. Bright Lake is home to bass, catfish and sunfish, so prepare accordingly. Per Texas Fishing Regulations, anyone under the age of 17 is not required to have a fishing license, which covers Fishing Derby participants.

For more information, go here.

 

March 28 - 29: SALADO – Salado’s 20 Annual Wildflower Arts & Crafts Festival

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. March 28 and 29 at Salado Civic Center, 601 North Main St. in Salado.

Admission is free. Enjoy this family-friendly festival by strolling through numerous arts and crafts vendors selling extraordinary handcrafted items from all over the state. Vendors include woodworking, jewelry, original paintings, photography, pottery, toymakers, soap makers, knitting/crochet, embroidery and more. There will be food and live music.

For more information, email chamber@salado.com or go here.

 

March 28 - 29:   WACO – South 40 Outdoor Expo

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 28 and 29 at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. in Waco.

A great way for Central Texans to experience the outdoors. This event is free. The South 40 Outdoor Expo includes the South 40 Fishing Trail Championship, BBQ Cookoff and a car show.  This event is a one-stop exploration of the great outdoors for the whole family. There will be exhibitors and vendors from across the outdoor industry, seminars, fishing and activities for kids. For more information, go here.

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Lower Basin

 

March 7: ROSENBERG – Ft. Bend County Master Gardeners Spring Vegetable - Herb Plant Sale

9 a.m. to noon, March 7 at Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road in Rosenberg. Vegetables that will be offered include 16 varieties of tomatoes, eight varieties of hot peppers, five varieties of sweet peppers, four varieties of eggplant, along with single varieties of moringa, tomatillo and swiss chard. Fort Bend County Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in educating the community using research-based horticultural information. All proceeds from this sale are used to support the horticultural educations programs offered by the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners benefiting the Fort Bend Community throughout the years. For more information, call 281-341-7068 or go here.

 

March 7: LAKE JACKSON – Youth Fishing Day at Sea Center Texas

10 a.m. – noon, March 7 at Sea Center Texas, 300 Medical Drive Lake in Jackson.

Event is available for guests 16 and younger and must be accompanied by an adult.

Anglers must bring their own gear and bait with carless hooks. No artificial bait or treble hooks. For more information, call 979-292-0100 or go here.

 

March 14:  LAKE WHITNEY STATE PARK – See the Moon and Stars by Telescope

7:30 - 9:30 p.m., March 14 at 433 F.M. 1244 in Whitney.

Larry Smith, a retired astronomy ranger of the National Park service in beautiful Lake Whitney State Park will provide star maps and lots of information about what you can see in our Night Sky. Entry fees are $5 for everyone 13 and older, under 12 are free. Meet at the picnic area across from the Recreation Hall. Bring something to sit on, snack and any non-alcoholic beverage. Flashlights will help and red lights are perfect for this event.

For more information, call 254-694-3797 or email rita.eisenschnek@tpwd.texas.gov.

 

March 20 - 21: COLLEGE STATION – Taste 360/Freshness Meets Table

The Gardens at Texas A&M University. If you are interested in learning how to grow nutritious food in your backyard, explore agricultural entrepreneur opportunities or learn about farm to table operations, then this is your event. Researchers, extension agents and program specialists will share their knowledge about various areas of horticulture research and great resources available to the public and opportunities to grow.
For more information, go to
http://taste360.tamu.edu.

 

March 21: LAKE JACKSON – Brew on The Bayou

5 – 9 p.m. at Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 W Highway 332 in Lake Jackson.

Sample and enjoy specialty brews from local breweries as well as wines. Listen to live music and grab a bite to eat from local food trucks. Silent auction. Tickets are $20 per person with presale and $25 per person at the door.

For tickets and more information call 979-480-0999 or go here.

 

March 28: SUGAR LAND – International Art and Kite Festival

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 28, at 18355 Southwest Fwy., in Sugar Land.

Hosted by Sugar Land Parks and Recreation. Come and explore the geographic territories, traditions and talent that can be found at the City of Sugar Land’s International Art and Kite Festival, one of the largest spring art festivals in Fort Bend County. Crown Festival Park will be transformed into a global entertainment venue celebrating the diversity of cultures around the world. Enjoy a variety of live cultural performances, kite flying, hands-on art activities, demonstrations, live paintings and the ‘Embracing Cultures’ Art competition.

For more information, go here.

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