Here are some upcoming events and stories around Bryan-College Station that we’re watching this week. For more events, go to theeagle.com/calendar.
Monday through Saturday
- The Brazos County Expo is hosting the 57th annual Texas State 4-H Horse Show Monday through Saturday. More than 350 4-H youth plus their families attend the show from all over the state of Texas and will participate in up to 40 classes of competition, educational programs, scholarships, and college preparation opportunities. For more information, go to animalscience.tamu.edu/livestock-species/equine/state-4h-show/.
Monday through Thursday
- Local law enforcement officers will be working for tips at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant Monday through Thursday to raise money for the Special Olympics. Officers will accept cash, checks and credit card donations from 3 to 10 p.m. nightly at 1601 University Drive E., College Station.
- Celebrate Shark Week with Shark Day on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Adamson Lagoon in College Station. Guests can take a photo with a Great White Shark and play in “shark-infested” waters. For more information, go to cstx.gov/index.aspx?page577.
- Domino’s Dough Show will be on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Clara B. Mounce Public Library in Bryan. Domino’s will show guests how to make pizza and throw pizza dough. Enjoy a free slice of pizza at the end of the show. All ages are welcome. Free tickets are needed and will be handed out starting at 10 a.m. There is a limit of 100 people per show due to fire code regulations; there will be 3 shows in a row. Tickets will be handed out downstairs. For more information, go to bcslibrary.org/events/.
- The TEEX – Fire and Emergency Services Training Center is putting on a public firefighting demo on Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. College Station is home to one of the largest firefighter training facilities in the world. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/284092289172637.
- • The Clara B. Mounce Public Library is hosting a Movie and Popcorn event on Thursday at 3 p.m. The library will be showing E.T., the iconic 80s movie. This event is for ages 10 to 18. For more information, go to bcslibrary.org/events/.
Thursday through Saturday
- StageCenter Theatre, 218 N. Bryan Ave. in Downtown Bryan, presents the melodrama Caught in the Villain’s Web, opening Thursday and running and Thursdays through Saturdays until Aug. 10. Bring the whole family out to cheer for the hero and boo, hiss and throw popcorn at the villain. Tickets are $10 on Thursdays and $15 on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, go to stagecenter.net.
Thursday through July 29
- The Cities of College Station and Bryan in collaboration with Texas A&M University are hosting the 2019 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas at facilities all around town. Spectators can watch for free all events, except boxing, track & field and swimming. Athletes will compete in archery, boxing, flag football, golf, Judo, lifeguard competition, pickleball, sand volleyball, skateboarding, swimming, tennis, track & field and ultimate frisbee. For a schedule, go to www.taaf.com/gamesoftexas.
- Downtown Navasota presents 4th Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy live music, artist demonstrations and restaurants and businesses open late. For more information, go to www.navasotaartscene.com/fourth-friday.
- The Games of Texas Opening Ceremonies will be on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wolf Pen Creek Park, featuring a parade of athletes plus food trucks and an acrobatics performance. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.taaf.com/gamesoftexas.
- The Downtown Bryan Association’s Summer Sunset Series presents The Docs on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theater. Admission is free. For more information, go to www.downtownbryan.com/event/2019-summer-sunset-series/.
- The Eats & Beats music series at Lake Walk continue Friday at 7 p.m. with Hayden Haddock. For more information, go to www.lakewalktx.com/events.
Friday through Aug. 17
- Messina Hof’s annual three-week Harvest Festival kicks off on Friday. The event celebrates the harvest with picking and stomping grapes, tours, tastings, food, contests, mystery dinner theater and more. Friday’s Moonlit Harvest from 7:30 to 10 p.m. features the Blessing of the Vines, grape picking and stomping and a dinner featuring a vineyard cuisine buffet and a wide selection of wine. General admission tickets are $59.95. Reservations are required. On Saturday, the Daytime Harvest Festival from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. features picking and stomping the grapes, a tour, tastings, a vineyard cuisine lunch buffet and a food and wine pairing class. For more information about the rest of the Harvest Festival events, go to messinahof.com.
- The Reptile Hospice and Sanctuary of Texas will bring lots of different reptiles to the library for Reptile Day on Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This is a free, come and go event. For more information, go to bcslibrary.org/events.
- The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History presents Wish Upon a Butterfly on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. at its location at 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. One butterfly ticket purchase per family includes admission to the museum where patrons may enjoy live music, crafts and butterfly displays. During the event, a variety of brunch-style refreshments will be available for ticket holders. Monarchs and wishes will be released at 10 a.m. Butterflies are $30 each, (or 4 for $100). Supplies are limited, so call the museum to reserve a butterfly. For more information, go to brazosvalleymuseum.org/.