2010-02-25 / Island Agenda

Island Agenda

DAILY

• Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Sundays and Mondays for open swim, 1- 2 p.m., Saturdays 1 to 5 p.m. and more. Call 749-2416 for lap swim hours and information.

Computer Center, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; closed Sunday. 430 N. Alister St. Free e-mail. 749-4011.

Art Center for the Islands: Classes, workshops. 749-7334.

• The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) Visitors Center: Open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. -- 5 p.m. Free.

Port Aransas Museum, Alister at Brundrett street. 1 - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday.

Trolley: 10 a.m. - 5:55 p.m. Wave down anywhere along the route from Roberts Point Park to Beach Access Rd 1A and State Hwy. 361 South. Maps, schedules available at the Tourist Bureau.

BLUE HERON REFLECTED BLUE HERON REFLECTED Flexi-B bus service between Port Aransas and Corpus Christi by appointment.Call City Hall, 749- 4111 to make reservations. Picks up passengers at 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Mon. – Fri. and at 10 a.m. Sat. Leaves Corpus Christi at 3:30 p.m. Mon. – Sat. $1.25 each way. Del Mar and TAMUCC students ride free.

WEEKLY

• Free Wetland Education Center tours, UTMSI, 10 a.m. Tues. and Thurs.

• Port Aransas Running Club and Walkers, Too, 7 a.m., Tues., Wed., Thurs., community park swimming pool parking lot. Contact Steve Canion, 749-3388.

Rotary Club, noon Thurs., Pelican’s Landing Restaurant, 337 N. Alister St.

Adult water exercise classes, 60 minutes, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and noon, Tues. – Fri. community park (heated) swimming pool, 700 Clark Parkway.

Low-Impact Aerobics, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 to 9 a.m., at the JELM Center, 113 S. Alister. Class is free, but $1 donation to the center is appreciated.

Meditation and relaxation class, alternating Thursdays, March meetings on 4th and18th, at 6:30 p.m.,Girl Scout Hut, 739 W. Ave. A.For more information, call Pam Greene at 749- 4158.

Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday, Sharp Pavilion behind Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 433 Trojan. 749-6449.

Adult tennis, 7:30 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri., and 7 p.m. Mon. and Wed., PAISD courts on Station Street. Free, no partner needed. Call Murray 749-4861 or 749-5131.

• Port Aransas Museum tours of the Little Chapel on the Hill, third Friday and Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. Call or visit the museum for reservations, 749-3800.

Story Time, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Sat., Bill Ellis Memorial Library, 749-4116.

Creative writing group, 10-noon Mon., JELM library, 113 S. Alister St.

Port Aransas Volleyball Assoc. Mon., H.G. Olsen Elementary School gym, 100 Station St.

Birding on the Boardwalk, guided bird walk with Nan Dietert, 9 a.m., Wed. 749-4158.

Friends of the Library, meets on alternating Wednesdays at the Ellis Memorial Public Library, 710 W. Ave. A, 6 p.m.

Kiwanis Club, noon Wed., Jay’s Seafood and Spaghetti Works, 710 State Hwy. 361.

Project FREE Free, anonymous and confidential testing for HIV, hepatitis-C, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia, 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month,JELM Center office,113 S. Alister St. Walk-ins O.K.

THIS WEEK

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

• Registration opens for the 14th annual Whooping Crane Festival, Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A, 1:30 to 6 p.m. (See story Page. 1A.)

• Port Aransas Community Theatre performance of ‘Blithe Spirit,’ at the theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361, 7:30 p.m. (See story this page.)

• University of Texas Marine Science Institute Public Lecture Series, at UTMSI Visitors’ Center Auditorium, at the end of Cotter Ave., near the beach, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (See story Page 12A.)

• Relay For Life reception for survivors and caregivers, in the Dolphin Room at Cline’s Landing, 1000 N. Station St., 5 to 6:30 p.m. (See story this page.)

• Parrot Heads of Port Aransas February happy hour at the Port Aransas Brewing Company, 429 N. Alister St., at 6:30 p.m. Members should bring a donation for the Helping Hands Food Pantry.

• Free movie, UTMSI Visitors Center, 3 p.m., ‘Blue Planet: Ocean World,’ 45 min. Subject to cancellation without notice.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

• 14th annual Whooping Crane Festival, Headquartered at Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A. (See story Page. 1A.)

• Port Aransas Community Theatre performance of ‘Blithe Spirit,’ at the theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361, 7:30 p.m. (See story this page.)

• Sand Slam poetry competition,Tarpon Ice House, 321 N. Alister St. Sign up by 7:30 p.m., performances at 8 p.m.(See story this page 4B.)

• Free, Guided Beach Walk, Horace Caldwell Pier at 9a.m.(See story Page 10A.)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

• 14th Annual Whooping Crane Festival, Headquartered at Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A. (See story Page. 1A.)

• Sixth annual Port Aransas Kiwanis Club Beach Dash, on the beach, 8 a.m. (See story Page 3B.)

• Port Aransas Community Theatre performance of ‘Blithe Spirit,’ at the theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361, 7:30 p.m. (See story this page.)

• Texas Independence Relay bake sale, Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.(See story Page 4B.)

• VFW Post 8967 Ladies Auxiliary dinner and dance, at the post, 311 N. Allister St. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., $8 donation requested, Lasagna, salad and dessert. Music at 6:30 p.m. by Tequila Sunrise

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28

• 14th Annual Whooping Crane Festival, Headquartered at Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A. (See story Page 1A.)

• Port Aransas Community Theatre matinee performance of ‘Blithe Spirit,’ at the theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361, 2:30 p.m. (See story this page.)

MONDAY, MARCH 1

• Marlin Athletic Booster Club meeting, Port Aransas ISD administration board room, 100 S. Station St., 6:30 p.m. (See story Page 3B.)

• Red Hat auction, La Mirage Condominiums conference room, 5973 State Hwy. 361, 2 p.m. (See story this page.)

• Free movie, UTMSI Visitors Center, 3 p.m., ‘The Life of Birds: The Problems with Parenthood,’ 55 min. Subject to cancellation without notice.

TUESDAY, MARCH 2

• Sushi Tasting event to benefit the Art Center for the Islands.Two seatings, 6 and 8:30 p.m., Pelican Club, 914 Tarpon St. (See story this page.)

• Port Aransas Dart Association Awards Banquet, VFW Post 8967, 311 N. Alister St., 7 p.m. (See story Page 4B.)

• Free movie, UTMSI Visitors Center, 3 p.m., ‘How the Earth was Made: Hawaii,’ 47 min. Subject to cancellation without notice.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3

• Brown Bag lecture series, noon, Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St.. (See story Page 1B.)

• Free movie, UTMSI Visitors Center, 3 p.m., ‘Planet Earth: Pole to Pole,’ 60 min. Subject to cancellation without notice.

ON THE HORIZON

March 4: Spring Style Show

March 5: First Friday Art Reception

March 5-7: Performances of ‘Uncle Phil’s Diner,’ Pollock Center

March 6: Museum benefit dinner

March 8: Museum Public Lecture

March 15-19: Spring Break
Spring Break Art Camp

THE ISLAND AGENDA IS FREE OF CHARGE TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS OF PORT ARANSAS FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS OF MEETINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS. CALL 749-5131OR E-MAIL SOUTHJETTY@CENTURYTEL.NET BEFORE NOON TUESDAY TO LIST AN EVENT OR MEETING.

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