Events for February 2016
Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Feb 01   National Author, E. Benjamin Skinner, Speaks at Farmers Branch Library
E. Benjamin Skinner, author of A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery, will speak at the Manske Library on Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. His public talk is hosted by the Farmers Branch-Carrollton American Association University Women. He will be in the area speaking to students at Brookhaven College on Feb. 2.
 
Skinner’s definition of “slaves” as “people who are forced to work, under threat of violence, for no pay beyond subsistence” helped establish the enormity of the problem worldwide. As he traveled the world observing the sale of human beings, his extensive research over five years took him to “trafficking networks and slave quarries, urban child markets, and illegal brothels.”
 
According to a report issued in 2011 by the Texas Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Human Rights, “Texas, as one of the largest border states in the United States, is a major destination and transit state for human trafficking. One of every five human trafficking victims has been found enslaved in Texas.”
Date:   February 1, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Manske Library
Contact:   Farmers Branch Carollton AAUW
Fees/Admission:   None
Feb 02   2016 AARP Tax Help at Library
AARP Tax Aides provide free tax preparation and electronic filing, as well as help to answer tax questions.  Please bring all necessary documents, including last year's tax return and all forms for 2016.
Date:   February 2, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://farmersbranchlibrary.org
Location:   Farmers Branch Manske Library
Date/Time Details:   January 26 - April 11, Tuesdays, 1:00-7:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public
Feb 03   Branch Out Networking Sunrise Meeting
Join us for an early morning networking meeting featuring industry leaders in our community and promote your business with company commercials! 

Spotlight Presenter
William Morton, Photographer/Owner of Morton Visuals 
Date:   February 3, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Location:   Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Community Room
2815 Valley View Lane, Suite 118
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, February 3, 2016 
7:30am - 8:30am
Fees/Admission:   $1 for Coffee & Donuts
Feb 05   Liberty Tax Service Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Help us welcome Liberty Tax Service to the Farmers Branch Chamber with a special Grand Opening Celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony! Enjoy free refreshments, beverages, food, crowns, raffles, fire truck, guest appearances and so much more!

Following the Ribbon Cutting come get a free estimate, get $50 CASH when
you file & come in and meet our great team of tax preparers!
Date:   February 5, 2016
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Liberty Tax Service
13920 Josey Lane, Suite 110
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Email:   tfrhinehart@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, February 5, 2016    
11:00am - 2:00pm Grand Opening
​12:00pm - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Feb 09   2016 AARP Tax Help at Library
AARP Tax Aides provide free tax preparation and electronic filing, as well as help to answer tax questions.  Please bring all necessary documents, including last year's tax return and all forms for 2016.
Date:   February 9, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://farmersbranchlibrary.org
Location:   Farmers Branch Manske Library
Date/Time Details:   January 26 - April 11, Tuesdays, 1:00-7:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public
Feb 09   3D Chocolate at the Library
Be your own chocolatier!  Create your own candy masterpiece using molds created on our library's 3D printer.  Then, build your own design using TinkerCAD while your chocolate sets.  Designs will be printed and available for pickup a few days after the program.  Tuesday, February 9, 5:00-7:00PM ~ Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Date:   February 9, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://farmersbranchlibrary.org
Location:   Farmers Branch Manske Library
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, February 9, 5:00-7:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public
Feb 09   FBYP Guide to Legislation: What to Know Before You Vote
Get ready to learn how YOUR VOTE can impact your community, your state and beyond! Understand the legislative process and how elected officials influence our society!
Date:   February 9, 2016
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Location:   Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Community Room
2815 Valley View Lane, Suite 118
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, February 9, 2016 
5:30pm- 7:30pm
Feb 09   Get to Know an APP
Join us for a night of learning about apps available through the Manske Library and how to download and use them on your personal device.  Some digital resources available:  Hoopla, Overdrive, OneClickDigital, Freegal, and more.  Bring your own device or use one of ours.
Date:   February 9, 2016
Time:   07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://farmersbranchlibrary.org
Location:   Farmers Branch Manske Library
Date/Time Details:   7:00 - 8:30PM
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public
Feb 10   Mega Market
          


The Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce & the Coppell of Commerce present...

The Mega Market



Here's a great way to meet industry leaders in our business community and network with new partners! 

You will receive your rotation schedule at check in. This tells you which table to go to and in what order. Each table has a moderator to keep the program on schedule. You will have 90 seconds to present your company. You must distribute business cards, brochures, samples, etc.

After everyone at your table speaks, there will be a short wrap-up time for questions. You move to a new table with new people. Participants will rotate to a minimum of six tables.

REGISTER TODAY! We are ONLY accepting 2 representatives for each business industry.


For more information contact the Coppell Chamber of Commerce at www.coppellchamber.org online or call 972-393-2829 or the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce at www.farmersbranchchamber.org or call 972-243-8966.

 
Date:   February 10, 2016
Time:   03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Location:  

PrideGroup Co
735 Plaza Blvd, Suite 210
Coppell, TX 

Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, February 10, 2016
3:00pm - 5:00pm 
5:00pm - 6:00pm Networking Mixer
 
Feb 11   Education Committee Meeting
Education Committee Meeting
Date:   February 11, 2016
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Location:   Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
2815 Valley View Lane, Suite 118
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Date/Time Details:   1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Feb 11   Education Foundation Board of Directors Meeting
Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce Annual Board of Directors Meeting
Date:   February 11, 2016
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce 
2815 Valley View Lane, Suite 118
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Community Room
Contact:   James Goode, Board President
Email:   info@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   2:30-3:30 PM
Feb 12   Board of Directors Meeting - LAS COLINAS COUNTRY CLUB
Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting 
* Brookhaven Country is under construction until 1st week in March,
So the Board will be held at new location: Las Colinas Country Club and 
immediately following will be our Student Recognition Luncheon.
Date:   February 12, 2016
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:35 AM
Location:   LAS COLINAS COUNTRY CLUB
4400 N. O'Connor Blvd.
Irving,TX 75062
(972) 541-1141
Email:   nfoght@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, February 12, 2016 
10:00am - 11:30am 
Feb 12   Annual Student Recognition Luncheon - NEW LOCATION
Keynote Presentation By:
Dr. Bobby Burns
Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Superintendent



 
Annual Student Recognition Luncheon to recognize students for their academic achievements from Dallas Can Academies-Carrollton/Farmers Branch, Early College High School, Mary Grimes High School and R.L. Turner High School. Students are asked to participate in the Farmers Branch Chamber Annual Essay Contest to win a grand prize! 
 
Sponsor a Student Today!
$30 Per Person
$30 Student Sponsorship | $300 Table of 10 Students
 
Title Sponsor of Education: Huckabee Inc.
 

 
Date:   February 12, 2016
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Location:   ***NEW LOCATION***
Las Colinas Country Club
4400 N O Connor Road
Irving, TX 75062
Contact:   Camille Choice
Email:   cchoice@fbchamber.com
Date/Time Details:  
Friday, February 12, 2016
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   $30 Per Person
$30 Student Sponsorship | $300 Table of 10 Students
Feb 16   2016 AARP Tax Help at Library
AARP Tax Aides provide free tax preparation and electronic filing, as well as help to answer tax questions.  Please bring all necessary documents, including last year's tax return and all forms for 2016.
Date:   February 16, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://farmersbranchlibrary.org
Location:   Farmers Branch Manske Library
Date/Time Details:   January 26 - April 11, Tuesdays, 1:00-7:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public
Feb 17   Branch Out Networking Sunrise Meeting
Join us for an early morning networking meeting featuring industry leaders in our community and promote your business with company commercials! 

Spotlight Presenter
Kevin Grantham, Owner of Eagle Postal Express
Date:   February 17, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Location:   Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce
Community Room
2815 Valley View Lane, Suite 118

Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, February 17, 2016 
7:30am - 8:30am 
Fees/Admission:   $1 for Coffee & Donuts
Feb 17   Teen Screen at Library
Take a break from school and enjoy a complimentary movie at the library on our Big Screen.  Popcorn and soda served during the showing of "Warm Bodies," RATED PG-13.  Wednesday, February 17, 5PM.
Date:   February 17, 2016
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://farmersbranchlibrary.org
Location:   Farmers Branch Manske Library
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, February 17, 5:00-7:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public ages 13 and older
Feb 18   Frost Bank's Monthly Coffee Event
Please join us for our monthly Coffee Event @ C2 Cafe in Old Downtown Carrollton. 

FREE Beverage of your choice; Compliments of FROST BANK!
Every 3rd Thursday of the Month
C2 Cafe'
1101 S. Broadway
Carrollton, Texas


 
Date:   February 18, 2016
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Location:   C2 Café 1101 S. Broadway, Carrollton, TX 75006
Email:   josephus.howard@frostbank.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, March 19, 2015 / 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Fees/Admission:   FREE
Feb 20   Library Family Movie: The Princess and the Frog
Celebrating Black History Month with a fun showing of  Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" on the library's big screen.  Popcorn and soda served.  Saturday, February 20, 3PM
Date:   February 20, 2016
Time:   03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://farmersbranchlibrary.org
Location:   Farmers Branch Manske Library
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, February 20, 3PM
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public
Feb 23   2016 AARP Tax Help at Library
AARP Tax Aides provide free tax preparation and electronic filing, as well as help to answer tax questions.  Please bring all necessary documents, including last year's tax return and all forms for 2016.
Date:   February 23, 2016
Time:   01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://farmersbranchlibrary.org
Location:   Farmers Branch Manske Library
Date/Time Details:   January 26 - April 11, Tuesdays, 1:00-7:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public
Feb 26   Junior Chess and Checkers Club
Youth and Young Adults are invited to play chess and/or checkers at the library on Friday, January 29th and Friday, February 26th.  
Test your skills against other players.  Recommended for ages 6 and up.  
Light refreshments are available.
Date:   February 26, 2016
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Website:   http://farmersbranchlibrary.org
Location:   Farmers Branch Manske Library
Date/Time Details:   Fridays, January 29 and February 26, 4:00-6:00PM
Fees/Admission:   Free to the public