DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open Tuesday-Saturday. Water exercise: Tuesday- Friday 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and noon. Open swim: Tuesday- Friday, 1-2 p.m. and Saturday 1-5 p.m. Lap swim: Tuesday- Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday 1-5 p.m. Call 749-2416 for more information. • Computer Center, Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; closed Sunday. Hours subject to volunteer availability. 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. • 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 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 TAMU-CC students ride free. • Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday and noon Tuesday and Wednesday, Sharp Pavilion behind Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 433 Trojan. 749-6449. • Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Monday through Friday. St. Joseph Catholic Church parish hall, 100 Station St. Nonsmoking. 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 swimming pool, 700 Clark Parkway. • 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, first and third Friday and Saturday of each month at 9:30 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. • 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, alternating Wednesdays at the library, 710 W. Ave. A, 6 p.m. • Kiwanis Club, noon Wed., 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., first and third Tuesday of every month,JELM Center office,113 S. Alister St. Walk-ins O.K. • VFW Pool Tournament, 7 p.m., Wed., VFW, 311 N. Alister St. • Free hot lunches, 12:30 p.m., Sun., Grace Community Church, 1801 S. 11th St. • VFW Meetings, 11 a.m., third Monday of month, VFW. • VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary, 11 a.m., second Tuesday of month, VFW. • VFW dinners, 6 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, VFW. $8 donation. • Low impact aerobics, 8-9 a.m., Mon.-Wed.-Fri. JELM.
THIS WEEK THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 • Free movie, 3 p.m. UTMSI Visitor Center. ‘Ghost Bird,’ 85 mins.*Subject to cancellation • Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau celebration to name 2011 Citizen of the Year and introduce new officers and directors, 5-7 p.m. Civic Center. (See story Page 1A.) • The Parrot Heads of Port Aransas, 6:30 p.m. Cancun Mexican Restaurant. • Public Lecture Series, 7 p.m. UTMSI Visitor Center auditorium. (See story Page 5B.) FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 • Beach Walk, 9 a.m. Horace Caldwell Pier. (See story this page.) • Children’s winter carnival, 4:30-6 p.m.Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School. (See story Page 8A.) SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 • Tour of Homes on Mustang Island, 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Locations around town. (See story Page 1B.) • VFW dinner and dance, 6 p.m. Chinese theme with chicken chowmein, white rice, cashews, fruit salad, banana pudding and fortune cookie, $8 donation. VFW Post. SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 • Sandy Awards, 7 p.m. Port Aransas Community Theatre. (See story this page.) MONDAY, JANUARY 30 • UTMSI Visitor Center free movie - cancelled • Dine Around, 5-8 p.m. Participating merchants. (See story this page.) • Winter Lecture, 7 p.m. Community Center complex. (See story Page 6A.) TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 • Lunch, Leisure and Learning workshop, noon. Pollock Center. (See story Page 2B.) • We’re Having Fun workshop: Bookmarks, 2 p.m. Girl Scout Hut. • Free movie, 3 p.m. UTMSI Visitor Center. ‘How the Earth Was Made: Loch Ness,’ 47 mins.*
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 • Brown Bag lecture, noon. Community Center. (See story Page 8B.) • Free movie, 3 p.m. UTMSI Visitor Center. ‘Cuttlefish: Kings of Camouflage,’ 56 min.*
*Movies are subject to cancellation without notice.
ON THE HORIZON Feb. 2 • Groundhog Day Stroll Feb. 4-5 • Library’s Book Sale Feb. 11 • Winter Beach Clean-Up Feb. 18 • Rotary Club Shrimp Boil Feb. 20 • Kiwanis Club Meet the Chefs Feb. 23-26 • Whooping Crane Festival The Island agenda is free of charge to non-profit organizations of Port Aransas for announcements of meetings and special events. To list an event or meeting, call 749-5131 or e-mail email@example.com BEFORE NOON MONDAY.