Here are some upcoming events and stories around Bryan-College Station that we’re watching this week. For more events, visit theeagle.com/calendar.
• The Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet is on Monday at 6 p.m. at the College Station Hilton. The event will recognize a citizen of the year, volunteer of the year and ambassador of the year. For more information, visit bcschamber.org.
• Madeleine Albright, 64th Secretary of State, will be at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Tuesday for a book signing at 4 p.m., a reception at 5 p.m. and a program “Bipartisanship and Foreign Policy” at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.bush41.org.
• MSC OPAS presents The Sound of Music that tells the story of the von Trapp family and features songs such as Edelweiss and My Favorite Things on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. inside Rudder Auditorium. Tickets range from $28 to $90. For more information, visit mscopas.org/sound_of_music.html.
• U.S. Rep. Bill Flores will be part of the discussion on Trade and Energy Police Challenges Facing Congress on Wednesday at 5 p.m. inside the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, presented by the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy and the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, visit www.bush41.org.
• The American Legion present a World War I centennial remembrance ceremony at 10:30 a.m. at the Lt. Earl Graham gravesite.
• The city of College Station Parks and Recreation Department presents Movies in the Park: Coco on Friday at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater. The movie is screened on a high-definition 32-foot inflatable screen. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the movie starts at sundown. Admission is free. For more information, call 764-3486.
• Santa’s Wonderland, the biggest Christmas attraction in Texas, opens on Friday. It is composed of Santa’s Town, a Texas Christmas Village and a Trail of Lights with more than 3 million lights. The attractions have food, musical entertainment, Santa hayrides, carriage rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, shopping and fun activities for all ages. The attraction runs through Dec. 30 from 6 to 11 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, from 6 to midnight on Fridays, from 3 to midnight on Saturdays and from 3 to 11 p.m. on Sundays. Santa’s Wonderland is at 18898 Texas 6, College Station. For more information, visit www.santas-wonderland.com.
• The Texas A&M Department of Music Activities presents Downtown with The Century Singers on Friday at 7 p.m. inside The Ice House on Main. Members of the Century Singers showcase their musical talents outside the realm of classical choral music. The evening will include performances by both groups and soloists, singing selections of pop, jazz, singer/songwriter, show tunes and more. Tickets are sold at the door and are $10 for students and $15 for everyone else. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/956227521229195.
• Kappa Alpha Theta present the ninth annual ThetaFest on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at 1503 Athens Drive. The event features a $7 fajita dinner with live music and tailgate games. All the proceeds benefit Scotty’s House. For more information on how to attend and donate, visit aggiethetafest.webs.com.
• The Burleson County Cowboy Church Fall Craft Show will be on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Downtown Navasota presents Reds Wheats & Blues Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The event features shopping, wine tasting, micro-brewed beer sampling, blues music and a Veteran’s Day parade. There will also be food trucks, art displays and beer making demonstrations. General admission is $20. For more information, visit www.navasotagrimeschamber.com.
• The 8th annual “Big Star Texas Night” at the historic La Bahia dance hall will be on Saturday at 6 p.m., presented by the Burton Area Chamber of Commerce, Burton Friends & Neighbors and Burton Educational Foundation. There will be live music performances by Dale Watson and Sean Orr, food, silent auction, live auction, and a raffle. More information is available at http://www.burtontexas.org.
• The Museum of the American G.I. is hosting a two-day immersive event to commemorate the Centennial of Armistice Day on Saturday and Sunday. There will be exhibits, both inside and out, that honor the 800 World War I veterans buried in the Brazos Valley and the 60 World War I Gold Star Aggies. There will also be immersive tours where visitors can learn about life in a WWI trench and trench warfare. On Sunday, there will also be a WWI battle re-enactment of a charge “Over the Top” between the Allied and Central powers at 11 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and free for children 5 and under. For more information, visit http://americangimuseum.org/events/eventsarmistice-day-1918-2018/
• American Legion Post 159 is holding a Veteran’s Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Sunday at 101 Waco St., Bryan.
• Brazos Valley Chorale is performing a free concert in honor of Veteran’s Day at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the American Pavilion in Veterans Park.
• The World War I statues dedication and World War I names will be read on Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial.
• The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Activities include the “Honor Wall Roll Call” and a reading of military veteran names recently added to the memorial’s Wall of Honor. The memorial is at the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex, 3101 Harvey Road in College Station.
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley present a Night of Magic on Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. inside the Ice House on Main. Las Vegas entertainer and illusionist Paul Draper will perform. There will also be craft cocktails and dinner catered by RONIN. Individual tickets are $150. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1807803029336015.
• The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will honor military members and their families this Veterans Day by offering free admission to all active-duty, retirees, veterans, Reservists, National Guard and Coast Guard members as well as their families on Sunday and Nov.12. Free admission is available for one service member and up to five members of his or her family.
• The Jingle Bell Market, a local Christmas market that supports local businesses and local charities, will be on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Pebble Creek Country Club. This year’s charity is Aggie Rings for Veterans through the Association of Former Students. Pictures with Santa will also be available. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.meganbock.com/jinglebellmarket/.