1 EVENT TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

The Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the George Bush Presidential Library is on Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. The outdoor ceremony is modeled after the tree lighting ceremony that takes place annually on the White House grounds. There will be music and special guests. A reception will follow inside. For more information, visit bush41.org.


SATURDAY

EVENTS

Big Loop Big Money Team Roping Tour, all day. Brazos County Expo this weekend. www.facebook.com/pg/bigloopbigmoney/posts/.

Free admission to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission in honor of the one-year anniversary of the passing of President George H.W. Bush. bush41.org.

Downtown Bryan sixth annual Wine & Wassail holiday sip and shop, 4 to 7 p.m. Participants can stroll through Downtown Bryan while it’s covered in thousands of Christmas lights and the stores are decorated. Each store will feature one wine tasting and one holiday beverage (hot chocolate, wassail, cider or something warm). Advance, in-store tickets are $25, online advance tickets are $30 and day-of tickets are $35. downtownbryan.com.

Merry Christmas Market, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ruby Grace, 300 W 24th St., Bryan. An opportunity to shop local from crafters, makers and vendors. The event is free and open to the public.

Skate with Santa, 3 to 5:15 p.m. Spirit Ice Arena, 400 Holleman Drive E., College Station. spiriticearena.com.

GARDEN AND MARKETS

Brazos Valley Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon. Downtown Bryan at Main and 21st streets. Enjoy Texas products grown and made by Texans, plants; organic meats and free-range eggs; baked goods; local honey, homemade jams, jellies and canned veggies; seasonal vegetables, crafts and more. Details: www.brazosvalleyfarmersmarket.com.


SUNDAY

EVENTS

Big Loop Big Money Team Roping Tour, all day. Brazos County Expo this weekend. www.facebook.com/pg/bigloopbigmoney/posts/.

Skate with Santa, 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. Spirit Ice Arena, 400 Holleman Drive E., College Station. spiriticearena.com.

Jingle on the Green, presented by Century Square, 1 to 4 p.m. Century Square tenants present holiday décor, photos with Santa, Christmas music, special booths and activities, a hot cocoa station and holiday performances. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/496003091248487/.

First Jazz 10-Year Celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. Luigi’s Patio Ristorante. Featuring a variety of guest performances, as well as the Greg Tivis Jazz Band performing traditional New Orleans jazz and Christmas favorites. www.luigispatioristorante.com.


MONDAY

CLUBS

Star Duplicate Bridge Club, 9:15 a.m. Brazos Center. For partnerships, call ahead 703-1769.

Table Games, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Lincoln Recreation Center. For seniors. 764-3779.

Hot lunch for seniors, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lincoln Recreation Center. 764-3779.

College Station Noon Lions Club, noon. Hilton Hotel. 690-8525. New members welcome. Check website for program: www.csnoonlions.org/.

Brazos Valley Community Band, 7:15 p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church, Rock Prairie Road at Wellborn Road in College Station.

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