The Summer Film Series at the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum continues on August 12 with “Invictus,” the 2009 film about Nelson Mandela and the captain of the South African rugby team. The film will be screened in conjunction with Mandela: The Official Exhibition, which opens on July 29. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Coolers are allowed, but no pets or glass containers. Complimentary games and refreshments begin at 7pm, movie starts after sunset. bush41.org/events.
Exploring History Lunch Lecture, 11:30 a.m., Larry J. Ringer Library, 1818 Harvey Mitchell Parkway in College Station. College Station’s Historic Preservation Committee and Parks and Recreation Department hold monthly presentations. This month’s topic: “The Book of Aggie Lists: The Military Legacy of Texas A&M University,” with author Col. James Woodall.
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Off to the summer teen party 7 p.m., Cadillac Ranch Bar & Grill, 8200 Sandy Point Road in Bryan. music, games and dance.
Art competitions in summer. The Bryan-College Station public library system features art competitions for 5-18 year olds and an adult competition for ages 18+. Until July 22nd. Artwork can be submitted to either the Ringer or Mounce library. See bcslibrary.org/summer-reading-program/#art-contest for details.
Salvation Army food distribution, Starts at 9:00 am at Cavitt Ave. 2506 in Bryan. Food will be distributed to those in need until supplies run out.
darts tournament, 8 p.m. at Bottlenecks, 1789 FM 60 in Caldwell. $10 entrance fee.
aggieland trivia, 7 p.m., South Flo Pizza at HEB, 11675 FM 2154 in College Station.
Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen 9 p.m., Hurricane Harry’s, 313 College Ave. at College Station.
wayne johnson, 6 p.m., Casa Do Brasil, 1665 Greens Prairie Road in College Station.
Delwin Twitty and Rick Stearns, 7 p.m., Luigi’s Patio Ristorante, 3975 Texas 6 in College Station.
piano bar, 8 p.m. at The Tap, 815 Harvey Road in College Station.
open mic night with Chris Helms, 7 p.m., Mo’s Irish Pub & Grill, 1025 University Drive, Suite 101 in College Station.
Kohl’s parking lot kiosk, 1509 Texas Ave. in College Station, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On-site registration possible. kurative.com.
blind College, 651 Blvd. in Brenham, 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Registration possible on site. kurative.com.
rudder plaza kiosk, 275 Joe Routt Blvd. on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For Texas A&M students, faculty and staff. Appointments required.
May’s Plaza kiosk, 210 Olsen Boulevard. on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For Texas A&M students, faculty and staff. Appointments required.
George Bush: An Environmental President, through August 1 at the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. The exhibit examines President George HW Bush’s environmental initiatives, including amending the Clean Air Act, the Oceans Act, and the Everglades National Park Expansion Act. The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Admission is $9 for adults, and tickets must be purchased at bush41.org/visit/admission.
plastic oceans, through August 1 at the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. An art collection made from plastic pollution purchased from beaches along the Texas coast. The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Admission is $9 for adults, and tickets must be purchased at bush41.org/visit/admission.
Checkered Past: The History of Board Games, through October 29 at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. The exhibition explores the history of board games, stretching back to ancient Egypt, China, Mexico and medieval Europe. Includes the 1943 first edition board game Chutes and Ladders and a recreation of The Landlord’s Game, the precursor to Monopoly. Also checkers, backgammon and chess. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 for adults, $4 for students, seniors and children. Free for children under 3 years old.
Appointments for Wednesday, July 20th.