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, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, VFW. $8 donation. • Low impact aerobics, 8-9 a.m., Mon.-Wed.-Fri. JELM.
THIS WEEK THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 • Whooping Crane Festival, Port Aransas Civic Center (see story Page 1A.) • Free movie at UTMSI Visitor’s Center, 3 p.m., ‘Shark Week: Sharks in a Desert Sea,’ 45 min.* • Parrot Head happy hour, Beaches Cafe and Bakery, 6:30 p.m. • Public Lecture Series, 7 p.m. UTMSI Visitor Center auditorium. (See story Page 12A.) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 • Whooping Crane Festival, Port Aransas Civic Center (see story Page 1A.) • Beach walk, purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier, 9 a.m. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 • Beach Dash, Horace Caldwell Pier, 8 a.m. • Whooping Crane Festival, Port Aransas Civic Center (see story Page 1A.) • Positively Purple Party, Pollock Center, 7-10 p.m. (see story this page.) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 • Whooping Crane Festival, Port Aransas Civic Center (see story Page 1A.) • Flag retirement ceremony, Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967, 2 p.m. (see story Page 2B.) MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 • Free movie at UTMSI Visitor Center, 3 p.m., ‘Crane Song,’ 60 min.* • Winter lecture, The Mercer Logs, Port Aransas Community Center, 7 p.m. (See story Page 2B.) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 • Free movie at UTMSI Visitor Center, 3 p.m. ‘Next World: Future Life on Earth,’ 60 min.* • Keep Port Aransas Beautiful meeting, Ellis Memorial Library, 6 p.m. • Port Aransas Dart Association awards banquet, Flats Lounge, 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29 • Brown Bag lecture, noon. Community Center. (See story Page 8A.) • Free movie at UTMSI Visitor Center, 3 p.m., ‘The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies,’ 56 min.* *Movies are subject to cancellation without notice.
ON THE HORIZON March 3 • Boots, Bow Ties and Boats March 6 • Port Aransas Art Center Sushi Tasting March 8 • Garden Club Style Show 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 firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE NOON MONDAY.