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Brenham Hot Nights Music 2018

June 16th, 2018 by Susan Lopez

Brenham Hot nights Music 2018

Brenham Hot Nights Music 2018 will be a lot of fun.  The concert series begins the first Saturday in July.  At 7:00 as the sun goes down and the breezes pick up the music begins.  Brenham Hot Nights Music 2018 concerts bring people to their feet to sing and dance! This years’ concert series continues each Saturday in July with a different band each weekend.  The concerts are free and anyone can attend.  Dress cool, bring your lawn chairs and bring your friends.  All of Brenham’s great restaurants will be ready to serve you.   The downtown stores will stay open late for evening shopping.

 

Brenham Hot Nights Music 2018

Brenham Hot Nights Music 2018 line up for the concert series will be fun for the whole family. All concerts begin at 7:00.  The streets will be blocked off for the concerts so parking will be outside that perimeter.

  • July 7 – Brown Sugar Band Old school, R&b, Neosoul and Contemporary.
  • July 14 – Suede The most explosive, electrifying, energizing and outrageously fun band to play Hot Nights Cool Tunes.
  • July 21 – The Fab 5 Featuring music from the British Invasion including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Paul Revere and The Raiders and The Animals.
  • July 28 – Texas Unlimited BandThey can play country, 80’s music, current hits, and old school rock ‘n roll.

Enjoy some great music at Brenham Hot Nights Music 2018.  Everyone has a great time and it is free!  Make your room reservations at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast soon!  Brenham House is located at 705 Clinton Street, in old town near the historic district.  Book online or call us at 979-251-9947.  We will be glad to assist you with your reservation. 

Summertime Downtown Brenham

June 5th, 2018 by Susan Lopez

Summertime Downtown Brenham

Summertime Downtown Brenham Farmer’s Artisan Market

Summertime Downtown Brenham you will find so many unique things to do.  On the First Friday of the Month the local farmers, canners, bee keepers, and crafters set up their goods beside the County Courthouse.  The hours are 3-7:00 p.m.  This continues through the growing season.  Homemade soaps, fresh herbs, fresh fruits, vegetables, local honey as well as plants and more.  Check them out on Facebook@BrenhamFarmersMarket.

Summertime Downtown Brenham

2018 Summer Sip

Summertime Downtown Brenham 2018 is again having a Summer Sip on June 9, 2018.  It will be an 80″s style event!  A rad wine stroll through the historic Brenham.  Purchase your glasses at DowntownBrenham.com/SummerSip .  Pick your glasses up June 9th at the gazebo on the courthouse square.

Summertime Downtown Brenham

The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre

Summertime Downtown Brenham along with the Summer Sip will have Totally 80’s Movie Weekend at The Barnhill Center!  A beautiful center to enjoy some of your favorite 80’s movies with your friends.  Enjoy this summer at The Barnhill Center!

  •  June 8th- 7:00p.m. Pretty in Pink
  • June 9th- 2:00 p.m. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • June 9th- 7:00 p.m. Footloose

For tickets go to TheBarnhiilCenter.com/events

Summertime Downtown Brenham

Noises Off at Unity Theatre

Summertime Downtown Brenham also will have great plays at the Unity Theatre.  Starting June 14, 2018 Unity Theatre will present Noises Off by Michael Frayn.   This is a comedy you won’t want to miss. Unity Theatre is a professional theatre located in downtown Brenham.  For tickets go to UnityBrenham.org  Don’t let these great events slip by this summer.  Grab your friends for a short get away and come to Brenham Texas!  We will be waiting for you at the Brenham House Bed and Breakfast to make your stay complete.

Breakfast Sausage Frittata

April 18th, 2018 by Susan Lopez

Breakfast Sausage Frittata Breakfast Sausage Frittata

Breakfast Sausage Frittata is a great dish to make while eliminating wheat and other grains from your diet.  This recipe is crustless.  Breakfast Sausage Frittata is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!  In addition you can also substitute turkey sausage, or bacon for the sausage.  Furthermore people who prefer no meat can eliminate meat all together.  Also other vegetables may be added in place of the meat.  Most noteworthy the dairy can be eliminated with the substitution of coconut milk in the recipe.  Make this recipe to meet your individual diet restrictions.

Serve Breakfast Sausage Frittata with a side of fruit for a great breakfast. To serve for lunch add a side salad and homemade guacamole.  Either way it is an easy recipe to make and so delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 T. coconut oil
  • 1/2 lb. sausage uncooked
  • 1 small potato, scrubbed, and shredded ( or sweet potato)
  • 1/2 c. red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 c.  onion, diced
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tsp. milk, cream, or coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper, or black
  • hand full of organic grape tomatoes, cut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt oil in skillet.  Add the sausage, potato, onion and bell pepper and saute until sausage is cooked.  In a mixing bowl add eggs, milk, salt and pepper and beat.  Pour into the prepared skillet over the sausage mixture.  Finally add the tomatoes on top of the egg mixture and bake for about 12 minutes.  Check center for proper doneness.  Be careful not over cook.  Pull out of the oven and let cool a bit.  Top with green onion tops, cilantro, or parsley for added color.  Finally serve this easy breakfast sausage frittata with avocado, guacamole, salsa, side salad or fresh fruit!  Enjoy this simple egg dish!  You will not be disappointed. Serves 4 people.

Valentine Dinner Movie and Great Brenham House Stay

January 20th, 2018 by Susan Lopez

Valentine Dinner Movie and Great Brenham House StayValentine Dinner Movie and Great Brenham House Stay is the perfect gift for your Valentine.  It all begins at The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre is a beautifully restored Vaudeville Theatre, Visitor’s Center, Wedding Venue, and Event Center.  The Barnhill Center will have a Romantic Dinner and Movie on February 10, 2018. The scrumptious dinner will be served under the twinkling chandeliers in the upstairs reception room at 6:00 pm.  Following the Valentine Dinner the movie “Dirty Dancing” will be shown on the very large screen at 7:30 pm.  Tickets for the Dinner and Movie will be $30.00 per person.  Tickets for the Movie only will be $10.00.  Secure your tickets online at The Barnhill Center .  It is sure to be a great evening.

Valentine Dinner Movie and Great Brenham House Stay would not be complete without a weekend at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  Located near downtown at 705 Clinton Street.  Each morning you will be treated to a full three course breakfast served to you and the other guests at 9:00 am.  Relax and enjoy a delightful breakfast without the cooking or cleaning up!  You may book online or call us at 979 251-9947 and we will be glad to assist you with your reservations.

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Brenham Texas Christmas Celebration

November 29th, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Brenham Texas Christmas Celebration fills the month of December 2017.  For such a small town Brenham can sure pack a punch in December!  There is wonderful shopping in historic downtown for all of those special people in your life.  Don’t forget to go by the Jingle Bell Market Saturday 10-7pm at the Ant Street Inn.  Avoid the crowds.  Enjoy a simpler time with happy people who remember what Christmas is really about.  There are great restaurants to enjoy as the days progress.  Saturday, December 2 is the Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade.  The Lighted Parade starts at 7:00 pm.  You can be anywhere on the square and see the lighted floats as the beautiful floats go through the downtown.  The parade finale is Santa Claus on the firetruck.  Check out the Brenham House Bed and Breakfast if you need a place to stay while enjoying all of the fun!

Brenham Texas Christmas CelebrationSanta Claus at Christmas Stroll Lighted Parade

Santa on the Firetruck during the Stroll and Lighted Parade

Brenham Texas Christmas Celebration would not be complete without being able to enjoy the events at The Barnhill Center at Simon Theatre.  Located in downtown Brenham the Simon is an renovated Vaudville theatre.   Friday, December 1- “The Polar Express” will play.  Come in your pajamas, there will be cookies and milk as you meet Santa Claus!  December 2, 2:00 pm “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be showing.  Sunday December 10, be present for the concert by Bruce Robinson and Kelly Willis’ Annual Holiday Shindig.  Get tickets now!    

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Second Annual Texas Arts Music Festival

October 7th, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Second Annual Texas Arts Music Festival

Second Annual Texas Arts Music Festival begins on Friday evening and runs through Sunday afternoon, October 20 to 22, 2017.  The festival will be held in historic downtown Brenham, Texas.  Second Annual Texas Arts Music Festival will include live music, mural artists painting on-site, food trucks, and craft beer tasting. Craft beer tasting is known as the Brew Step in Brenham.

Second Annual Texas Arts Music Festival features three stages and ten bands.  In addition there will be live mural painting.  While artists paint the exterior of several downtown buildings you will be able to watch.  Also there will be an Artist Village with artists crafting. There will also be beautiful art you can purchase.  The food trucks and Art Village will be located on South Park Street, in historic downtown Brenham.

At 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 22, the Brew Step will take place with 12 Texas Breweries presenting their craft beers.  Tickets for this part of the festival will be $25.00, which includes 24 samplings and a souvenirs glass.

At 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 22, the VIP tent opens up by the main stage with tables and seating and rotation of local chefs who will be creating a culinary tasting event.  Admission to the VIP tent will be $100, limited to 200 people.

Second Annual Texas Arts Music Festival band line up includes ShinyRibs, Folk Family Revival, The O’s, Jomo and the Possum Posse, Moving Panoramas, The Mighty ORQ, Beau Hinze and The Backporch Shufflers, and Shane Cooley and the Midnight Girls.  Because of our great sponsors all concerts are FREE to the public.  Guest street artist include Jeff Soto, Michael C. Rodriguez, and Daniel Anguilu.

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Brenham House Great Stay Thanksgiving Dinner

October 3rd, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Brenham House Great Stay Thanksgiving DinnerBrenham House Great Stay Thanksgiving Dinner is quite the treat! Thanksgiving is a fun time of year.  Most of all Thanksgiving is about family, great food, and a lot of laughs.  The only ones not laughing are the ones doing all of the cooking and dishes!  Avoid that and come stay with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  This year Thanksgiving Day is November 23, 2017.  

Brenham House is a small bed and breakfast with five rooms.  We are located in old town Brenham, Texas.  Just blocks to the historic downtown and all of the cute shops and eateries.  Book your room at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast for two nights.  Make sure your stay overlaps Thanksgiving day for your complimentary Thanksgiving dinner.  It will be served at 5:00 p.m.  It will be all of the usual dishes.  Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, rolls, cranberries and of course pie!  Iced tea or water will be served with the meal.

Brenham House Great Stay Thanksgiving Dinner

Your day will begin with a leisurely breakfast served at 9:00 am. Therefore your leisurely day can begin with a walk or jog at Hohlt Park.  It is lovely park with large trees and slight inclines along the one mile path.  In addition you can also bring your bicycles and ride the old town.  Maybe you would like to go out and cycle or drive a country road.  It is also a great time to get caught up on your reading or visit with friends.  The shops will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  Do your window shopping downtown and go back when they reopen!

There is also a Cinema 6 and it will be open for viewing movies.  There will also be football games on for the sports fans to enjoy.  Most of all you want to be sure you get back by 5:00 pm for the Brenham House Great Stay Thanksgiving Dinner.

Don’t delay, book your rooms at Brenham House now!  The rooms will fill up quickly.  We look forward to seeing you this 2017 Thanksgiving!

Tomato Basil Soup Gluten Dairy Soy Free

September 14th, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Tomato Basil Soup

Best Tomato Basil Soup!

This is a fantastic recipe for tomato basil soup.  I have made many different tomato basil soup recipes over the years.  I just never have been able get the right combination until now.  After tweeting recipes this is a great combination of ingredients.  Also this recipe is gluten free, dairy free, soy free and it is so good.  For a heartier meal you can add meatballs to the soup.

We have monthly get togethers with local innkeepers.  The dinners rotate and each innkeeper hosts a dinner during the year.  This September we met at our bed and breakfast for dinner.  We served this tomato basil soup recipe.  Along with the soup we served homemade pimiento sandwiches and chicken salad croissants.  I am happy to say this recipe passed the innkeeper’s taste test!  When everyone asks for the recipe you know it is a hit!  Try this tomato basil soup recipe which will add vibrant fall colors to your table!

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Great News for Blue Bell Ice Cream Lovers

July 21st, 2017 by Susan Lopez

 Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Ice Cream Brenham, Texas

Great news for Blue Bell Ice Cream lovers.  The new observation deck at the creameries just opened.  Tours had previously been cancelled.  Blue Bell has been working so hard to get your favorite flavors of ice cream distributed back into stores.  After a growing interest in the Blue Bell Ice Cream tours they have now opened the new observation deck.  It allows you to once again see the production and packaging of the ice cream, on the assembly line.  Also now you get to see the inside of a distribution truck. Check out how it is loaded for deliveries which go out to 19 states.

Did you know the Blue Bell workers rotate to different stations throughout the shift.  That way all of the workers learn each area and they don’t get bored. It probably cuts down on workers feeling like someone else got a better job!  Smart thinking on the management’s part.  Every time I have talked to a worker for Blue Bell I have only heard how much they like working for the company.  That is really good publicity for the company.  Of course I’m sure breaks are fun when it involves Blue Bell Ice Cream!

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Why Choose Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

June 2nd, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Why choose Brenham House Bed and BreakfastWhy choose Brenham House Bed and Breakfast?  All bed and breakfasts are not the same. There are many different kinds to choose from.  While looking for a bed and breakfasts you will find them in different locations.  You will find them in big cities, small towns, as well as out of the way places.  You will find large ones with many rooms and smaller ones with 2-6 rooms.  All of the homes used for bed and breakfasts are different therefore it makes them much more interesting.  Less like a hotel.  It depends on what you are looking in a place to stay.  Ask yourself if you want to cook your own breakfast, eat at a restaurant or have a hot breakfast served to you?

You will find two types of bed and breakfasts.  Traditional and un hosted bed and breakfasts.  Traditional bed and breakfast the innkeepers will be around to help give you information about the area.  Innkeepers prepare delightful breakfasts for guests.  Innkeepers change out bath towels as needed, and will be available for anything you may need. An un hosted bed and breakfast the innkeeper will not be around.  You will need to prepare your own breakfast.  It just all depends on what you are looking for in a great stay.

Why choose Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

The first course is a seasonal fruit course, the second course is an egg entree, meat, potato side or grits, a vegetable like asparagus, avocado, or tomato salad, and a biscuit or scone.  In additions there is a dessert third course.   Dessert may be pancakes with raspberry reduction, cobbler with Blue Bell sweet cream, bread pudding with a brandy cream, or French Toast with homemade praline sauce.  James and Susan will delight you with their 22 years of cooking breakfast for the public!

Brenham House Bed and Breakfast has three rooms and two spacious suites to choose from.  Bedrooms have either king, queen, or twin beds, all with private baths and are decorated with the guests’ comfort in mind.  There is a peacefulness about the house and throughout the cottage gardens that surround the historic home.  James and Susan Lopez are the innkeepers of Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  They will work hard to give you a great stay!

 

Brenham’s Hot Nights Cool Tunes July 2017

May 29th, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Brenham's Hot Nights Cool Tunes July 2017
Brenham’s Hot Nights Cool Tunes July 2017 will be a hit again this year.  What a great band line up in store for you.  As the sun goes down the breezes begin to pick up in Brenham.  People will begin to congregate in the historic downtown. The streets around the Courthouse Square are closed off to traffic.  This allows room for the concert and car show to take place.  There are places to dine downtown as well as food and drinks that can be purchased for outdoor eating.  Bring your lawn chairs and your friends because it is a FREE concert series!  Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m. each Saturday evening in July.  Those Hot Nights Cool Tunes concert series dates are July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017.

This year Brenham’s Hot Nights Cool Tunes July 2017 concert series will present:

  • Texas Unlimited Band on July 8th.  They can play country, 80’s music, current hits, and old school rock ‘n roll.  Check them out at texasunlimitedband.com.
  • The Fab 5 on July 15th.  This is a fantastic group for all of you Beatles fans!  They are the next best thing to seeing the Beatles.  Come out and relive the 60″s!  Check out this band thefab5.net.
  • The Brown Sugar Band on July 22nd.  you will hear awesome old school, Rand B, Neosoul and contemporary music.  This group has a lot of fun performing and you will have fun too!  Check out this band at brownsugarband.net.
  • Suede on July 29th is always a huge favorite!  Coming out of Austin, Texas this is an explosive, electrifying, energizing, and outrageously fun band to play for Hot Nights Cool Tunes.  Check this band out at suedeaustin.com.

Don’t forget for all of your car enthusiasts there is always a car show too!  Classic Car Cruise-IN by the Stray Katz Car Club will be there with all of your favorite old cars.  Make sure you walk down Alamo Street to check out all of the vintage cars that have been made beautiful again.  There is no charge for the car club display.

Brenham's Hot Nights cool Tunes July 2017

 

 

Enjoy Brenham First Sunday Fun Day!

May 12th, 2017 by Susan Lopez

 Brenham First Sunday Fun Day!Enjoy Brenham First Sunday Fun Day!  It is something new in Brenham which is held on the first Sunday of each month.  There have been two of these events. The turn outs have been a big success because of our downtown owners and volunteers.  There is live music, family activities, and special menus at many of our restaurants.  Food trucks will also be at the Brazos Brewing Company.  The live music will kick off at 1:30.  Home Sweet Farm Market, Brazos Valley Brewing Company, Ninety Six West, BT Longhorn Saloon, and Roux Street are all participating with music and great food and drinks.  All of this will take place in the historic Brenham Texas.  There will be plenty of parking and easy walking to all of the locations.

The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre also will be open for tours on Brenham First Sunday Fun Day!  In addition you can watch a 25 minute movie of “The Dawn of Washington County”.  Come learn the history of Brenham.  The movie will be available for viewing from noon to 1:00 p.m.  The visitor Center will also be open on each first Sunday.   

Brenham First Sunday Fun Day! will continue each month and there will be more stores open for you to shop from on this day.  The additional stores that will be open are Bluebird off the Square, Branded Boutique, Brenham Book Nook, Brenham Grill, Canyon Chick, Dona Lynn’s Unique Gifts, Lolli and Dauts Boutique, Must Be Heaven, Hermann Furniture, Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails, Ranch Interiors, Smitty’s Cafe and Bakery, Visitor Center, Today and Yesterday, The Woman’s Cave and Back Lot Gallery.  Fun for the kids will be face painting, a bouncy house, and caricatures. Finally we hope you will make your plans now for next month’s Brenham First Sunday Fun Day!  Stay with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  We are just a few blocks from downtown Brenham, Texas!

Summer Sip Historic Brenham

May 1st, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Summer Sip Historic Brenham

Summer Sip Historic Brenham

Summer Sip Historic Brenham is the first wine walk offered during the summer.  The Wine Swirl held each January has been so much fun the Downtown Brenham will be presenting the Summertime Sip this June 24, 2017!

Summer Sip Historic Brenham will be on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  It will be from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Ticket price will be $25. in advance and $30. two weeks prior to the day of.  Each participating store downtown will have a wine sample for your to try.  There will also be a free concert after the wine walk.

Purchase your tickets at www.DowntownBrenham.com  Grab your friends and get ready to stroll through the beautiful town of Brenham while enjoying wine along the way.  If you order your tickets for your wine glasses online you will be able to pick your glasses up at the courthouse gazebo.  Shopping is allowed along the wine trail.  What could be better than friends, wine, shopping, and a free concert?

Summer Sip Historic Brenham 2017 will take place in downtown Brenham.  If you are looking for a great place to stay we would appreciate you considering Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  We are located in Brenham’s old town and have five rooms available.  All of our rooms have private bathrooms.  Two are suites with a second room attached for a more spacious stay. A glorious full three course seated breakfast is served daily.  Check out our rooms and for your convenience you may book online.

 

Heavenly Salad Brenham House Style

April 4th, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Heavenly Salad

Heavenly Salad

Heavenly Salad Brenham House Style is a favorite fruit dish for guests at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  Every morning the guests are treated to a delightful first course of fruit.  Our morning menus change daily for our returning guests.  James and Susan design and prepare fruit dishes that will compliment the breakfasts served at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  What a great way to start your day.  It is cool and refreshing for the summer days in Texas.

Heavenly Salad Brenham House Style

  • 1- 16 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1- 20 ox. can of mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1-c. sour cream
  • 1-c. sweetened coconut
  • 1-c. mini marshmallows
  • 1-c. chopped pecans, toasted and set aside to top Heavenly Salad Brenham House Style

Combine your Heavenly Salad Brenham House Style in a large bowl, stir and refrigerate for the next morning!  Serve in pretty dishes and top with roasted chopped pecans.  Everyone will love it!

Brenham Texas 2016 Christmas Stroll

November 11th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Brenham Texas 2016 Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade will take place on the first weekend of December.  This year’s theme will be Christmas in Texas!  It is such a great time for celebrating the Christmas season in a small town atmosphere.  Come on out and enjoy this event with us!  Events for Friday December 2 will be as follows:

Brenham Texas 2016 Christmas Stroll

  • 5:00- 9:00 pm Snow Tubing Slide– 12 foot snow slide for all ages and it is FREE.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 6:00-8:00 pm- Build and Grow Workshop– for all ages Lowe’s Christmas workshop creates memories by helping you build a Christmas project to take home.
  • 6:00-9:00 pm- Carriage Rides– enjoy an old-fashioned carriage ride around historic downtown Brenham.  Carriage will be pulled by magnificent Clydesdale horses.
  • 10:00am-9:00 pm-Shopping in Historic Downtown-beautiful stores to Christmas Shop from.
  • 6:00-9:00 pm- Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling, Ride the 1950 Invader Firetruck at the museum, Hayrides and Hot Chocolate, 10:00 am-7:00 pm Jingle Bell Market shopping, and live entertainment  at the Gazebo and Alamo Alley.

Events for Saturday December 3 Brenham Texas 2016 Christmas Stroll will be as follows:

  • 8:00-9:00 am- Breakfast with Santa-Have Breakfast, take pictures with Santa,  and face painting!  Reservations required.  Go to tickets.cityofbrenham.org register beginning November 1, 2016.
  • 10:00-6:00- Sip, Shop, Stroll- Walk the historic downtown of Brenham and shop and ample all of the great Christmas creative drinks along the way!  Be sure to enter for $350.00 in downtown dollars that will be given away!
  • 3:00-4:00pm Cowboy Bob-Trick Roper is a national Champion whip cracker!  He will do rope tricks and gun spinning, too!
  • 6:00 pm “Christmas in Texas” Lighted Parade– Watch float after float as they go around the square with all of the lights covering them.  Magic fills the air with the spirit of Christmas!
  • 3:00pm and again at 8:00pm- Michael Martin Murphy’s Cowboy Christmas at the Barnhill Center at Historic Simon.  For tickets:  thebarnhillcenter.com
  • Stay with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast!

26th Annual Fall Roses Festival

October 27th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Who attends the 26th Annual Fall Roses Festival at the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Texas?  Anyone who loves to garden!  It will be held on November 4,5,6, 2016.  What a fun way to learn about propagating roses, landscaping, designing gardens and working within your garden climates.  It is a great opportunity to ask the experts all of the questions you have about gardening!  This is a free event and is a come and go event.  Food trucks will be on the grounds on Friday and Saturday.  At Brenham House Bed and Breakfast we love our antique roses and really don’t have to do too much to them in order for them to thrive.  You will want to add them to your gardens too!

26th Annual Fall Roses Festival

Antique Roses at Brenham House

  • November 4, 2016
  • 11:00 am “Rooting Made Easy”- Glenn Schroeder will hold a workshop on propagating your own roses.
  • 1:30 pm  “Bang for Your Buck”-Robbi Davis Will will detail the perennials, bulbs, and roses that give maximum reward in the landscape.
  • November 5, 2016
  • 10:00 am Molly Glentzer, writer and editor covering fine arts, design and culture for the Houston Chronicle, where she has been on staff since 1998.  Molly is the author of “Pink Ladies and Crimson Gents:  Portraits and Legends of 50 Roses”.
  • 11:15 am “Texas Rose Rustlers”- Dr. William Welch, professor and landscape Horticulturist at Texas A&M University.  Dr. Welch writes about gardening in Texas and the South.
  • 1:30 am “The Water Saving Garden”- Pam Pennick, author “Digging-Cool Gardens in a Hot Climate”
  • 3:00 pm “Cutting Edge Roses”- Mike Shoup, author “The Empress of the Garden”
  • 3:30 pm “My Life as a Rustler”- Greg Gant, Horticulturist, naturalist garden writer and plant developer.
  • November 6, 2016
  • 11:00 am Growing Fields Tour with Mike Shoup

Come to the 26th Annual Fall Roses Festival to learn, see the gallery of roses and enjoy the day.  The Antique Rose Emporium is located at 10000 F.M. 50 in Brenham Texas.  For more information call 979 836-5548.

Unity Theatre Professional Show Series

September 12th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Unity Theatre Professional Show Series for  2016 – 2017 will be one you won’t want to miss.  Starting off Unity Theatre season will be a comedy.  The play will be Noel Coward’s Blythe Spirit.  Blythe Spirit will begin September 22 and run through October 9, 2016.  The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages is one you want to plan to see.  Charles is a cantankerous novelist who re-marries but is haunted by his late wife, the wickedly clever Elvira. Elvira is called up by a visiting “Happy Medium”, Madame Arcati and that is where the fun begins.

Unity Theatre Professional Show Series for December 1-18, 2016 will be a classic Christmas performing Little Women based on the novel Louisa May Alcott.  This is a heartwarming musical that follows the adventures of the March sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.  A timeless story filled with personal discovery, headache, hope, everlasting love, and a lifting of the spirit.

Unity Theatre Professional Show Series for February 9-26, 2017 will be The Diary of Anne Frank.  This play is based on the book “Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl”.  This show is a powerful adaptation of the inspiring Anne Frank as she confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with honesty, wit, and determination.

Unity Theatre Professional Show Series for June 1-8, 2017 will conclude with Leading Ladies.  It is a comedy by Ken Ludwig.  In this hilarious comedy there are two down on their luck actors who try to impersonate an elderly woman’s nephews in order to inherit her fortune.  Simple task unit they discover the elderly woman only has nieces, not nephews!  This is where the laughs begin.  Don’t miss out on these wonderful shows.  For tickets to these shows click here  UnityBrenham.org and order tickets online.

Coming Fall Washington County Events

September 9th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Coming Fall Washington County Events for 2016 are very exciting.  This season is full of things to do in Brenham and the surrounding areas.  First we start off with this years Round Top Antique Festival.  Great for all of the treasure seekers and antique lovers.  Many do not know this but starting September 16-17 all of the vendors will be set up and open for business.  If you want to miss the crowds come on out then.  The show goes through six towns and is about 20 miles long.  The big shows like Marburger Farm and Big Red Barn open the last five days which ends the first weekend in October.  This show is big so be sure to bring your walking shoes, hats, and sunglasses.

Coming Fall Washington County Events for Unity Theatre begins with their first show Blythe Spirit on September 22, 2016.  This show runs until October 9, 2016.  Shows are scheduled on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m.  Check Unity Theatre for this seasons’ great line up of shows and schedule.

Up Coming Fall Events

Scarecrow Festival

Coming Fall Washington County Events also include the Scarecrow Festival on October 8-9, 2016.  This is an outside festival in Chappell Hill, Texas.  The festival begins on Saturday at 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  There will be over 400 Arts and Craft vendors along with food vendors and live music.  Parking is $5.00 and it is free admission to the festival.  This will be fun for the whole family.  This festival is a fundraiser for the Chappell Hill Historical Society.  Come on out and enjoy a good time!

Coming Fall Washington County Events will include a full weekend October 14-16, 2016, of Texas Arts and Music Festival.  Three stage with bands and art displays, artists mural painting, Brew Step, Movie at The Barnhill Center at the Simon Theatre, and live music at Home Sweet Farm in the Biergarten.  Check times for events at Texas Arts Festival and Music, Home Sweet Farm, Downtown Brenham, and The Barnhill Center.

 

 

Plan July Brenham Trip

July 17th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Plan July Brenham Trip and come stay with us!  There are so many things to do because Brenham Texas keeps its tourists in mind.  Are you one of the many who have an anniversary this month or you need a girlfriend’s getaway to make it through the summer?  Maybe you just need to unwind and you want to relax with a friend while staying in Brenham.

Plan July Brenham Trip

Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

This weekend, July 22-24, 2016, here is what is happening in Brenham Texas.  Our beautiful Barnhill Center at the Simon Theatre is one of our newly renovated Centers for entertainment and old movies.  Playing this Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. is “Field of Dreams”.  Tickets are $12.50 each.

Plan July Brenham Trip

Hot Nights Cool Tunes will present The Grooves on July 23, 2016 Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.  It takes place in the downtown on Alamo Street.  It is a free concert.  Bring your lawn chairs or just walk around.  This is an awesome band with a variety of music.  Dance or sing along with The Grooves!

Plan July Brenham Trip

Plan July Brenham Trip and include time to hang out at the Home Sweet Farm Market and Biergarten.  This Friday July 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. Home Sweet Farm Market and Biergarten will present the Anthony Moreno Band and Saturday July 23 2016 the Steven Marshall Band.  There is no cover charge.  On Saturday 6-9 p.m. there will be crafted burgers and fries for sale from 6-9 p.m.  Home Sweet Farm Market and Biergarten has a large selection of beers and wines for you to purchase and enjoy during the concerts. 

Plan July Brenham Trip

Plan July Brenham Trip by adding an event you won’t want to miss.  Saturday evening’s Windy Winery’s Steak Dinner!  Our guest who attend this event rave about it to everyone at the breakfast table on Sunday mornings!  Saturday July 23, 2016 Windy Winery will host their famous Steak Dinner!  You grill your own steak the way you like it and they provide the Ribeye steak, Salad, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, and Peach Cobbler.  $55.00 per couple and it includes one bottle of wine.  You must RSVP!  

Plan July Brenham Trip

Plan July Brenham Trip but don’t forget our other wineries.  Saddlehorn Winery on Saturdays will serve fire oven pizza from 11-6:00 p.m along with wine tastings.  Pleasant Hill winery will have a wine stomp, tastings and tours on the weekend of July 22-24, 2016.  Texas Star Winery will be open on the the weekends from 11-6p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11-5p.m on Sunday.

Plan July Brenham Trip and add our newest restaurant called 96 West to your list of things to do. It is an awesome tappas bar with fantastic food.  Many of our guests will go for a meal and later stop in for a cocktail and a snack.  They love 96 West.  Check it out at 96West.com

Plan July Brenham Trip and book you rooms with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  We love our guests and we will always leave the lights on for you!

2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes

May 8th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes

Brenham’s Concert Series for 2016

2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes concert series will be a big hit.  Bring you lawn chairs to the Courthouse Square in Downtown Brenham, Texas for each of these great concerts.  Concerts are free and begin at 7:00 p.m.  The line up for this July’s concert series will be as follows.  Saturday July 9, 2016 will be The Newsboyz.  This is a premiere party dance band out of Austin, Texas.  The bad includes multiple vocalists and a 3-piece horn section.  Check them out at newsboyz.com

July 16, 2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes will be Texas Unlimited Band.  They can play country, 80’s music, current hits, and old school rock’n roll.  Check this band out at texasunlimitedband.com   This will certainly be fun for the whole family.  There will be food and drinks for sale by vendors and clubs on the Brenham square.

July 23, 2016 Hot nights Cool Tunes will be The Grooves.  This band will sing and dance for your entertainment.  The Grooves know how to throw a party!  Everyone will be dancing in the streets of Brenham.  Check out The Grooves band thegrooves.net

July 30, 2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes Concert Series will end the season with the great band Suede out of Austin, Texas!  The most explosive electrifying entergizing and outrageously fun band to play at our Hot Nights Cool Tunes Events.  You do not want to miss this concert because it is always a fun time.  Go online and check out Suede suedeaustin.com

For more information about 2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes or other events happening in Downtown Brenham go to www.downtownbrenham.com or Facebook.com/DowntownBrenham  There is always something fun happening in the small town of Brenham, Texas!  Mark your calendars for these great concerts and make your reservations to stay in one of the many bed and breakfasts located in Brenham!

 

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

May 2nd, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

The Simon Theatre Comes Alive!

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre is one of Brenham’s most recent renovations for its’ downtown.  All by donations this beautiful historic theatre has been brought back to life with all original architecture and design.Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre is located at 111 W. Main Street, Brenham, Texas.  It is now ready for wedding receptions, and the old vaudeville theatre is ready to present to you a series of old movies and concerts.  These old movies will be presented on the hugh screen in a glorious setting.  Ticket cost is $10.00. plus handling fee and tax.  Go online www.TheBarnhillCenter.com for more information.

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre Matinee May Begins with “Red River”.  This will be the first John Wayne movie since the restoration of the Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre.  It will show on Sunday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m.  Doors open at 3:00pm

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

Red River May 1, 2016

“The Sound Of Music” will show at Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre on Sunday, May 8 at 4:00 pm  The Rodgers and Hammerstein score includes “Climb Every Mountain”, “Do-Re-Me”, and “My Favorite Things”.  Base on a true story, this all-time great moneymaker and winner of 5 Academy Awards  has been acclaimed an American classic.  What a great Mother’s Day gift for the whole family!  Make sure to buy mom some popcorn and her favorite drink!

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

Mother’s Day Show at the Barnhill Center

Friday, May 13, at 7:00 pm Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theratre presents “Pretty Woman”.  A 1990 American romantic comedy film staring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.  It is one everyone wants to see again and again.

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

Pretty Woman

“Citizen Kane” will show on May 15, as the Matinee May continues at Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre. This show is about a reporter who is assigned to decipher newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane’s (Orson Wells) dying words, his investigation gradually reveals the facinating portrait of a complex man who rose from obsurity to staggering heights.

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

Citizen Kane starring and directed by Orson Wells

 

Sunday May 22, at 4:00pm Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre will presents “Wizzard of Oz”.  You will again see Dorothy, and her dog Toto as they are whisked off into the magical land of Oz.  Here they will meet the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion on their adventure down yellow brick road.

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre will have a grand fanally for May presenting Ray Willie Hubbard on Friday May 27.  Concert will begin at 8:00 pm  Ticket price for this event will be $25.00, handling and sales tax.  Doors open at 6:00 pm and there will be a Q&A before the concert at 7:00pm

Barnhill Center Historic Simon Theatre

Ray Wylie Hubbard Concert

 

 

 

Valentine Plans Already Made

January 18th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Valentine Plans Aready Made

Bluebird off the Square, Brenham, Texas

Valentine plans already made?  It is that time of year when you need some great Valentine’s activities or gifts for that special person.  Come to Brenham and surprise that special friend with a wonderful weekend.  We have great shopping in Brenham’s historic downtown.  Bluebird off the Square is always a winner.  Located on Alamo Street. There is also Hermann’s Furniture Store which also has beautiful items and fun Valentine gifts as well.  We have stores galore!

Valentine Plans already Made

Hermann Furniture Store located in Brenham, Texas

Valentine plans already made could also include a trip to Round Top, Texas to the Festival Institute to hear For the Love of Gershwin, a tribute starring Dick Smith and Friends as well as a special guest performance by James Dick, founder of Round Top Festival Institute.  Concert will be held on Saturday February 6, 2016 from 2pm -4 pm and tickets are $10..00 for students and $25.00 for adults.

Valentine Plans already Made

Festival Institute Library Benefit and Concert

R Place is having a Valentine’s Dinner and that is always a treat.  Located at Washington on the Brazos, he is so unique, make sure you check out his website, too.  Make sure you make reservations so you don’t get shut out.  Randy always prepares a special dinner for Valentine’s and It will be Saturday, February 13, 2016.  He will have live music and it is always a great place to be with friends!

Valentine already made might also include a show at our Unity Theatre, Brenham, Texas.  For the month of February Unity Theatre will present The Miss Firecracker Contest by Beth Henley.  Shows will be February 11-28, 2016.  Check Unity Theatre for more information.

Valentine plans already made

The Miss Firecracker Contest, Unity Theatre Brenham Texas

Valentine Plans already made also include your weekend stay in Brenham Texas and we hope it is with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast!  We are located close to the Brenham historic downtown.  Call us at 979 251-9947 or for your convenience you may book online at BrenhamHouse.com

 

Starting 2016 Back Lot Gallery Presents

January 9th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Starting 2016 Back Lot Gallery presents

Exciting things are happening at the Back Lot Gallery!

Starting 2016 Back Lot Gallery presents a great line up of artists and their works of art.  This little gallery is a hidden gem located at 308 S.Park Street, Brenham, Texas.  It is right behind the Ant Street Inn.  Gallery Hours are Fridays:  12- 7:00 p.m., Saturdays:  12- 7:00 p.m, and Sundays:  11- 4:00 p.m.  Monday through Thursdays by appointment only.  

Starting 2016 Back Lot Gallery presents a three artist show, “Cousins:  western, watercolors, and words”.  This show begins January 8 and runs through February 28, 2016.  Don’t forget you can buy your one of a kind piece of art for your Valentine Sweetheart!  Each of these cousins are accomplished artists with different styles but familiar passions.

Showing again and back by popular demand is Joyce McCowen who opened for the Back Lot Gallery last year.  She returns this year for two shows, in 2016.  Joyce is the third cousin in the Cousin’s Show and will be staying in March through April for her solo show, “Follow a line of Thought”.  In addition, Joyce will be the artist in residence for the month of March!  She will also be available for speaking engagements during her stay!

Starting 2016 Back Lot Gallery presents a celebration of Brenham’s History in May and June with local artist Lloyd Mays.  To celebrate Brenham’s history Lloyd Mays will be showcasing  his recount of the good old days of Brenham.  Lloyd’s paintings and poetry tell a wonderful story of childhood days and coming of age.

For more information follow the Back Lot Gallery at www.facebook.com/backlotgallery  or call the Ant Street Inn at 979 836-7393.  There is always something to do in Brenham, Texas.  Brenham is tucked away between Houston and Austin in the soft rolling hills of central Texas.  Add this to your itinerary when traveling through central Texas.  Stay at the Brenham House Bed and Breakfast or Ant Street Inn for a great stay!

Christmas Stroll Lighted Parade 2015

November 17th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Christmas Stroll Lighted Parade 2015

Christmas Parade in Downtown Brenham

It is a festive time of the year in downtown Brenham as it presents it’s Christmas Stroll Lighted Parade 2015.  It will be held the weekend of December 4-5, 2015.  What a great time to shop for those special people in your lives in an easy small town environment.  You can stroll through the beautifully lighted streets of downtown Brenham and enjoy shopping as the stores will all be open late for your shopping convenience.  There will be a giant snow slide for the the kids to enjoy and other fun things through out the day.  The lighted parade is really something to see.  The Lighted Parade will be on Saturday at 6:00 pm.  All of the gorgeous floats will be lighted and there will be carols sung as they go by.  It will be great fun for the whole family and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit!  Bring a friend or the one you love for a great weekend in Brenham.  For more information you can call 979 337-7384 or go online to downtownbrenham.com

Don’t forget to check out the Jingle Bell Market that will be once again held at the Ant Street Inn.  The ballroom will be filled with arts and crafts, handmade and rare items. Jingle Bell Market will be open Friday, December 4, from 10:00am-9:00pm and on Saturday December 5, from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm.  Admission and parking is free.  Ant Street Inn is located on 107 Commerce Street.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Surprise

November 5th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

 

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Surprise

Easy change from Pumpkin Pie!

This is another dessert that our guests really love at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  It serves 12 and is a make ahead dessert and I have substituted it for standard Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie.  It has a creamy center with a crumble top in place of the pie dough.  It feeds more people and carries easier if you have to travel with the dish.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Surprise

1-15oz. Pumpkin (not pie filing)

3 eggs

1 c. sugar

1- 8oz. can evaporated milk

4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 yellow cake mix ( I have used spice cake as well)

1/2 c. butter, melted

1-1/2 c. pecans chopped (sometimes add chopped coconut, too)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix in a bowl the pumpkin, eggs, sugar, milk, and spices.  Pour in a greased 13×9 baking dish.  Sprinkle dry cake mix on top.  Drizzle the melted butter over the top.  Add the nuts and coconut.  This can be placed in the refrigerator for the next day or just pop in the oven for 45 minutes.  If you want to refrigerate it make sure you let it sit out before putting it in the oven so the cooking time will be the same.

Cool, cut and serve.  Also good cold!

 

 

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