Here are some upcoming events and stories around Bryan-College Station that we’re watching this week. For more events, visit theeagle.com/calendar.
• President’s Day Celebration: Honoring Bush 41 will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday inside the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. The event features a panel of Jean Becker, chief of staff to former President George H.W. Bush; and Andrew Card, White House deputy chief of staff to President George H.W. Bush and chief of staff to former President George W. Bush. Ambassador Andrew Nations will be the moderator. Becker and Card will share their experiences and insights from their time in George H.W. Bush’s White House, as well as how the administration functioned, and President Bush’s style of leadership. The event is free and open to the public, but a reservation is required at BushEvents@Bush41.org or call 862-2251. For more information, visit www.bush41.org.
• Afro-Latinx Festival in Aggieland will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday inside the Memorial Student Center, Room 2300. Join the MSC Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness and MSC CAMAC in a celebration with entertainment, cuisine and cultural education. For more information, visit maroonlink.tamu.edu/event/3123285.
• Several Black History Month events are happening on the Texas A&M University Tuesday, including Slavery By Another Name, presented by Texas A&M Libraries – a viewing and discussion at 3 p.m. inside Evans Library. Also, Erasing Queens of Color will be at 5 p.m. inside Rudder Tower, Room 402. Lastly, the Access and Inclusion Program College of Engineering & National Society for Black Engineers presents How African Americans Have Influenced the Field of STEM & Engineering at 6 p.m. inside Zachry Engineering Building.
• The Texas A&M University’s men’s basketball team is taking on Georgia at 6 p.m. inside Reed Arena. For more information, visit 12thman.com.
• The 8th annual Honoring Our Heroes will be Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center. The event supports first responders. Tickets are $40. For more information, visit csnoonlions.org/cal_event/honoring-our-heroes-2019.
• The Memorial Student Center Carter G. Woodson Black Awareness Committee presents Do You See What I See? A Discussion About Blacks in the Media at 5:30 p.m. inside the Rudder Building, Room 410.
• Anne Krueger will speak about “The Economic Impact of Trump’s Trade Policy” on Wednesday inside the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum. There will be a reception at 5 p.m. and a lecture at 5:30. The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required at bush.tamu.edu/mosbacher/events/krueger.
• The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley is having a Valentine’s Day Slime Party on Thursday where children can make slime during craft time at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Regular admission rates apply. For more information, visit cmbv.org.
• As part of the MSC SCONA’s 2019 conference, Andrew Card, former chief of staff to President George W. Bush, will be speaking at the Extinguishing the Flames of Fury program at 1 p.m. Thursday in the MSC Gates Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.scona.tamu.edu.
• The Texas A&M women’s basketball team will go head-to-head with LSU on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. inside Reed Arena. For more information, visit 12thman.com.
• The Pathway of Lights on Valentine’s Day at Wolf Pen Creek Park will have food trucks and gift vendors from 6 to 9 p.m. The park’s trails will be lighted throughout the month of February. For more information, visit cstx.gov.
• The city of College Station is hosting several Valentine’s Day events for seniors. A Valentine’s Day event at the Lincoln Recreation Center on Thursday is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature food, activities and raffle prizes. Also on Thursday at the Southwood Community Center, is the Valentine’s Day Tea and Fashion Show at 1:30 p.m., featuring afternoon tea, finger foods, sweetheart bingo and a fashion show. Seating is limited and reservations are required at firstname.lastname@example.org. At 7 p.m. at the Southwood Community Center, there will be a Valentine’s Dance with a live DJ, light refreshments and door prizes. For more information, visit cstx.gov.
• Grand Stafford Theater is hosting Emo Night on Thursday at 8 p.m. Instead of singing sad music at home, the public is invited to sing their blues away to emo ballads by bands like My Chemical Romance, Yellowcard, Sum 41 and Taking Back Sunday. The bar will be stocked with signature cocktails. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit grandstaffordtheater.com.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
• StageCenter Theatre presents Dinner with Friends on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play about relationships is a drama by Donald Margulies and explores the relationships of four friends, two couples, and the love and loss of love experienced between them. Tickets are $10 on Thursdays and $15 on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, visit www.stagecenter.net.
• The Lincoln Recreation Center is hosting Soul Food & Blues Night on Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy soul food, catered by K&J Southern Cuisine, while listening to live blues and R&B by Mi’Chel Rose. The menu includes fried chicken, smothered pork chops, greens, yams, mashed potatoes or green beans. All ages are welcome. The price is $10 per plate.
• The Clara B. Mounce Public Library is hosting a Blinn Theater Acting 101 class for teens Saturday from to 2 to 5 p.m. The Blinn-Bryan Theatre Troupe will be working with teens and young adults, exposing them to the principles of acting, storytelling and improvisation. For more information, visit bcslibrary.org/events.
• The Black Student Alliance Council at Texas A&M University presents State of the Black Aggie Symposium at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Recreation Center of Texas A&M, Room 1130.
• Blackwater Draw Brewing Co. is hosting a Craft Beer & Country event Saturday from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. The event will feature favorite brews and live music by Hayden Haddock. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com.
• The first Bryan-College Station Stewards of the Wild Texas Wild Chili Cook-off will be Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. inside the Texas A&M Ecology and Natural Resource Teaching Area. This will be an evening of food and fun with competitions in chili, cornbread, and pie. For guests not competing, there will be music, games, fellowship and door prizes. For ticket pricing, visit www.tx.ag/wildchili. For contestant entry, visit www.tx.ag/wildchilientry. For more information, contact email@example.com.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
• My Magical Memory’s Valentine’s Day Princess Ball will be Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. inside the Brazos County Expo. The ball features a ballroom decorated with twinkling lights and rose petals while princesses attend and give princess lessons. There will also be princess-themed crafts, treats, stories, dancing and sing-a-longs. A portion of the ticket prices are donated to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. General admission tickets are $50 for children and $10 for adults. VIP tickets are available that offer princess makeovers. For more information, visit www.mymagicalmemory.com/buy-tickets-to-princess-valentines-day-ball.
• Century Square is hosting Coffee and Cars on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a diverse collection of cars, from classics to exotics. Enjoy free parking and coffee. For more information, visit www.century-square.com/events.
• The Texas A&M women’s basketball team tips off against Mississippi State at 1 p.m. Sunday inside Reed Arena. For more information, visit www.12thman.com.
• Family Fun in Many Cultures will be Sunday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. inside the Clara B. Mounce Public Library. The free event is for families and children of all ages, featuring games, crafts, snacks and stories read in different languages. For more information, call 209-5600.