Author: Kendall Ward

The Local Weekly Artisan Market at Lake Walk Town Center

The word “local” may have become a buzzword these days, but we sure hope the trend will stick around a while. With so many products being sourced internationally, it’s special to have something made right here in our hometown. Named for the trend it represents, The Local Weekly Artisan Market is returning on September 25. Established last fall, The Local is relatively new to the BCS area. It began as a partnership with the Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market and since then has transitioned into predominantly an artisan craft market. This fall will be the third season of the market...

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Sybarite5 by AVPA

What do you think of when you hear the words “string quintet”? Black tie and evening wear? Sleep worthy classical music?  Whatever you thought of, toss it out the window. The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts at Rudder will be opening its doors on September 25 at 7 p.m. to the noteworthy string quintet Sybarite5, who has created something exquisite and the first of its kind. Since Sybarite5 began, they have been paving their own path into the music industry. Their blend of classical string instruments with an electric modern twist is phenomenal. Their songs range from...

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Third Thursday Art Step feat. Parker Astin Arts Center, SEAD Gallery, The Frame Gallery, and Art979 The Village

You’ve heard of First Friday, but what about Third Thursday? Although not as familiar, there are no crowds to fight, intimate conversations are effortless and you’re likely to meet gallery owners and artists face to face. If you feel you’re lacking in the art department, this is the place to get caught up. Third Thursday Art Step is coming up September 20 and will return on the third Thursday of each month. Lasting from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in downtown Bryan, it’s an art-filled event that welcomes the entire family for free. The evening will be hosted by...

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You Know You’re In Aggieland When…

Welcome back Ags! Or should we say welcome back traffic jams? How about crowded lines at HEB? Taking twice as long to get across town. Or waiting forever for a breakfast table the morning after a home game. When the fall semester marches its way in, so do Texas A&M’s over 65,000 students, and things get rowdy in BCS. Maroon Weekly recently asked a few year-round residents about what it’s like when a sleepy little town sees 65,000 people arrive all on the same weekend. According to Caleb Qualls, a student who lives in College Station, “The infrastructure in...

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International Charity Day

Living in BCS is like living nowhere else. Smiles are around every corner, and people are ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. International Charity Day on September 5 is a great way to give love back to the community that we call home. Whether your passion is for people, animals or social issues, there are a plethora of opportunities to serve the BCS area. It could be local or international, you get to pick. International Charity Day officially began in 2012 when the United Nations decided to create a day to honor and recognize the hard...

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