Monday, October 1, 2012

National Night Out (Tues., Oct. 2)

National Night Out takes place tomorrow (Oct. 2). This is an annual event where law enforcement and citizens come together in an effort to heighten crime prevention, raise awareness, and strengthen the community.

Last year, the entire event was held at the Target parking lot. This year, things have changed:

Instead of citizens meeting at Target, there will be a parade. Participants in the parade include Huntsville Police Department, Sam Houston State University Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Huntsville Fire Department, Walker County Emergency Medical Service, the Texas Forest Service, TDCJ’s Office of Inspector General and local utility services.

The parade will begin at Target and travel north on the Interstate 45 Frontage Rd. to 11th Street, east on 11th Street to Normal Park and north on Normal Park to Chimney Rock where it will stop for public interaction. Then, it will travel on Normal Park to Eastham, east on Eastham to State Highway 75, south on State Highway 75 to Old Madisonville and then north on Smith Hill where the group will again stop for public interaction. A second procession will travel west on Smither to Veteran’s Memorial and south on Veteran’s Memorial to Elkins where it will stop for several additional gatherings.

For more info, you can call HPD at 936.291.5480.

Old Timers BBQ Cookoff (Oct. 5 & 6)

The 2nd Annual Old Timers BBQ Cookoff will take place on Oct. 5 & 6 at El Roy Icehouse, which was formerly Bell's Camp. This is a short drive away in Trinity, TX. Official flyer:

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Art of the Signature (Thurs., Sept. 20)

On Thurs., Sept. 20, Sam Houston Memorial Museum presents Upstrokes, Downstrokes, and Curlicues: The Art of the Signature.

When: 4-6p
Where: Bear Bend Cabin (on the museum grounds)
What: Learn about famous autographs and the debate about Sam Houston's signature; make your own mark using quill pens and ink.
Cost: $5 recommended donation

For more info, check out Sam Houston Memorial Museum on Facebook by clicking here or call 936.294.3839.

Buddy Mondlock & Danny Santos (Sat., Sept. 15)

On Sat., Sept. 15, Thoreau Woods Coffeehouse (144 E Mosley Lane) will host Buddy Mondlock with Danny Santos. The show starts at 7p.

Buddy Mondlock
Give Buddy and Danny a Google, and if you like what you see, head over to the show and give them a listen. For more info on Thoreau Woods, you can check out their Facebook by clicking here. You can also give them a ring at 936.661.4313.

Fall Planetarium Shows

The planetarium at SHSU hosts free shows each semester. This fall, there are two shows to see: The Nature of Science and The Great Space Race.

Each show will be at 7p. These shows are free and open to the public.

The planetarium is located on the SHSU campus, in the Farrington Bldg, Suite 204.

For more info on the planetarium, view their Facebook page by clicking here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Magic Celebration! (Sat., Sept. 8)

On Saturday, Gamers Grove will be having a Magic celebration, starting at 3pm. This is a free Magic the Gathering event where both new and existing players can enjoy a simple-to-play format called Mini Masters. This will be great time for new players to learn in a stress-free environment or people interested in getting started with Magic to get information and help.

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, Magic the Gathering is a popular game, so I'm not sure why you have no idea what I'm talking about! Just kidding. Click here to read about it.

Gamers Grove is located near the SHSU campus, at 1518 University Ave. The number is 936.435.1119.

For more information on Gamers Grove, you can check out their Facebook page by clicking here or their website here.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Huntsville Antique Show (Sept. 15 & 16)

This year, Huntsville Antique Show will be held on Sat., Sept. 15 from 10a-5p and on Sun., Sept. 16 from 10a-4p. Vendors from all over the country will gather at Walker County Fairgrounds to showcase and sell items to the public. The event is in an air-conditioned building, so it is safe to bring Granny and all her friends!

Entry to the show will be $5 for adults. Kids under 12 get in free.

For more information, check out the website by clicking here.