Here are some upcoming events and stories around Bryan-College Station that we’re watching this week. For more events, visit theeagle.com/calendar.
• American Legion Veterans Day Observance, 11 a.m. Earl Graham Post 159 American Legion, 101 Waco St., Bryan. The annual joint Veterans Day ceremony is presented by local veterans groups. Entertainment will be provided by the Brazos Valley Community Band, directed by Army veteran Elmer Jackson. The keynote speaker is Texas Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Bentley Nettles, executive director of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The public is invited.
• Veterans Day Ceremony, 5:30 p.m. American Pavilion at the Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. Activities will include a reading of military veteran names recently added to the memorial’s Wall of Honor, music, remarks and presentations, a special recognition of Brazos Valley heroes, a rifle salute, taps and more.
• Veterans Eat Free luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q on Harvey Road in College Station.
• The Texas A&M University and Brazos Valley communities are invited to join the Corps of Cadets on the Corps Memorial Plaza on Monday at 11:11 a.m. in the north end of the Quadrangle for a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony in honor of U.S. veterans. Following the wreath laying, members of the Ross Volunteer Company will perform a rifle salute and the Corps bugler will play taps.
• Veterans and up to five family members are invited to visit the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum free of charge on Monday. For more information, visit https://www.bush41.org/events.
• The Texas A&M Trombone Choir will perform its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 220 Rock Prairie Road, College Station. Admission is free.
• Bryan ISD’s male choir is performing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bryan ISD Performing Arts Center, 800 S. Coulter Drive. The concert features 201 male singers from sixth to 12th grades. Admission is free.
• MSC OPAS presents Cirque Mechanics 42ft – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels at 7 p.m. on Tuesday inside Rudder Auditorium. Part of the Cirque du Soleil franchise, 42ft is set in the center ring of a traveling circus as the audience thrills to a galloping mechanical horse and a rotating tent frame that houses strongmen, acrobats and aerialists. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for elementary and secondary students. Texas A&M student will be admitted free with a valid student ID. For more information, visit www.MSCOPAS.org.
• The Local, a seasonal artisan market at the Lake Walk Town Center, will be every Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. until Dec. 10. The free, community event features vendors, live music, food trucks and giveaways. For more information, visit www.lakewalktx.com/thelocal.
• The Texas A&M women’s volleyball team will play Auburn University on Wednesday at 8 p.m. inside Reed Arena. Tickets are $4 to $10. For more information, visit 12thman.com.
• Astronomy on Tap BCS presents its 19th event on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grand Stafford Theater. The event features speakers Jessica Myron, who will speak about the Apollo program, and Ben Boizelle, who will talk about black holes. There will also be trivia, Astronomy in the News and What’s Up by Yaswant Devarakonda. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/3024889004192886/.
• The Texas Aggie Swing Cats will give free swing lessons, followed by a social dance on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Museum of the American GI. Admission to the social swing is $6. The Aggie Swing Cats will review the basics before continuing the fun with more complex moves, such as the tuck turn, double underarm turn, and spin into closed position. For more information, visit http://americangimuseum.org/40s-swing-dance/.
• The U.S.-Pakistan Symposium on Women in the Economy at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center will be on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The symposium will bring together leaders to address the status of women’s participation in the economy in Pakistan and discuss ideas to propel women in the economy forward. Those who wish to attend must register online by Tuesday at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeg2C8Xtm8P3_-vvQ80u49CwZVGfF288POr--Yd9gNj2NDEjw/viewform
• The fifth annual Texas Women, Peace and Security Symposium is on Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. The symposium is hosted by the Program on Women, Peace, and Security at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and will feature panels on global development and women’s economic empowerment, Texas perspectives on women, development and security, and new research on women, peace, and security. For more information, visit https://calendar.tamu.edu/bushschool/view/event/event_id/133569http://website.
• Santa will arrive at Post Oak Mall on Friday. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and include a snow fall and a holiday parade. For more information, visit http://www.postoakmall.com/event/blt5589d83003d2e452
• To celebrate Forsyth Galleries’ 30th anniversary, it is hosting a Thirtieth Anniversary Party and Immersive Opera on Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event features art, music, food, a cash bar and an opera performance by Nathan Felix. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to https://uart.tamu.edu/opera/.
• Texas A&M’s football team takes on South Carolina on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Kyle Field. For more information, visit 12thman.com.
• Former first daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be at a special book signing at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon to sign copies of their children’s book, Sisters First. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit bush41.org/events.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
• Santa’s Wonderland Fun Run Weekend is on Saturday and Sunday. The 5K will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday and the 1-mile is at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Participants will run or stroll through 3 million Christmas lights and end in the heart of Santa’s Town, a Texas Christmas village that features shops, music, food, and Santa. The event benefits the Brazos Valley Food Bank. For more information, visit https://www.santas-wonderland.com/cm-details.
• Century Square and Texas A&M Sports Car Club presents Coffee & Cars on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Century Square. Check out a range of cars from classics to exotics. The events if free and open to the public.
• The 5th annual Jingle Bell Market is Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Pebble Creek Country Club. There will be more than 35 local businesses and vendors selling items including home décor and hand-crafted gifts. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/jinglebellmarket.