2017-08-31 / Island Agenda

Island Agenda

In ordinary times, the activities and events listed below would be taking place in Port Aransas.

But these are not ordinary times. With the arrival of Hurricane Harvey the night of Friday, Aug. 25, our lives were forever changed.

Today, our focus is on cleaning what Harvey left behind -- the place we call home -- rebuilding our homes, our schools, our city and its public places, our businesses and our lives.

So for now, life, as we knew it in the retrospect of the events and activities that weekly fill this space, is on hold.

Below is the life to which we look forward to returning.

Until then, we pull together as one, united for all.

That’s how Port Aransas rolls.


• Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open swim: Tue.-Thur.,Sun. 1-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 1-8 p.m. Lap
swim and exercise: Tue.-Thur., 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri., 7 a.m.-8 p.m.;
Sat. 12-8 p.m. and Sun. 12-6 p.m. Closed Monday. Call 361-749-
2416 for more information.
• Computer Center, Free internet. 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. 749-4011.
• Port Aransas Art Center: Classes, workshops,104 N. Alister St.,
749-7334. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday,closed Sunday.
The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) Marine Science Education Center: Open Monday-Friday,
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Home of Estuary Explorium, learn about local estuaries. Free.
• Port Aransas Museum, Alister at Brundrett Street. 1-5 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday.
• Farley Boat Works, 716 W. Ave. C, near Cut Off Rd. Open
Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Second Saturday parties the
second Saturday of every month.
• Shuttle: 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, 8 p.m. Daily, Sharp
Pavilion behind Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 433 Trojan.
• Alcoholics Anonymous, noon, Monday through Friday. Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St. Non-smoking.


Port Aransas Museum tours of the Chapel on the Dunes, first and
third Saturday of each month at 9:15 a.m. Call or visit the museum
one day in advance for reservations, 749-3800.
• RPG Game Night, Every Friday and Saturday. Open to 16 to
college age. Play Pathfinder, Star Wars RPG and Mutants and
Masterminds beginning at 4 p.m. in the Girl Scout Hut, 739 W.
Ave. A. Free.
• Story Time, Stories read by request during library hours by staff
members Carol Hammond and Geene Pavelec, Bill Ellis Memorial
Library, 700 W. Ave. A, 749-4116.
• VFW Open Pool, 12-10 p.m., Sundays, VFW, 311 N. Alister St.
• VFW Shuffleboard Tournaments, 1 p.m. Wednesdays and
Saturdays, VFW.
• Adult tennis, Morning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday,
Friday. Evening matches are at 7 p.m. Mon. and Wed., PAISD
courts on Station Street. Free, no partner needed. Call Murray
749-4861 or 749-5131.
• Deep water aerobics, Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m. Aerobic exercising with
belts to keep afloat in deep end of pool. Port Aransas Community
Park pool. $2 per class.
• Fitness Classes: Interval Training: High Intensity, Mon., Wed.,
Fri., 6:30 a.m.; Low Impact: Monday and Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.;
$3 drop in session, $30 for 15 sessions. Classes at Port Aransas
High School second floor foyer, 100 S. Station St. Call Karen
Decker, (361) 800-1759 for information.
• Tone and Shape with Weights Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30
p.m. Weight training with instructor Karen Decker in the PAISD
High School weight room, 100 S. Station St. Call Decker, (361)
800-1759 for information. $3 per class.
• Pickleball, A racket sport for two to four players. Court is marked
off at the Port Aransas Community Park inline skate rink. Equipment
is available for check-out at pool during hours. Free.
Qigong, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the pavilion in Charlie’s Pasture,
the end of Port Street. Moving meditation. $3 per class.
Total Body Aquacize, Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.,Saturday noon,
total body workout to upbeat music, Port Aransas Community Park
pool. $2 per class.
• Water exercise, Tuesday-Friday, noon. Port Aransas Community
Park pool. $2 per class.

• Celebrate Recovery. Adults, 6 p.m., Tuesdays, First Baptist
Church Fellowship Hall; high school age, 6 p.m., Sundays, at the
Pate’s house; junior high age, 5:30 p.m., Sundays, FBC youth
• Rotary Club, noon Thursday, Conference room at Alister Square
Inn, 122 S. Alister St.
• Sober Sisters, 7 p.m., Tuesdays, parish hall, Trinity-by-the-Sea
Episcopal Church, 433 Trojan. 749-6449.
• VFW meetings, 10:30 a.m., third Wednesday of month, VFW.
• VFW Auxiliary, 11 a.m., third Tuesday of month, VFW.
• Youth Development Foundation of Port Aransas, noon
Wednesday, Stingrays Taphouse and Grill, 401 Beach St.


• Birding on the Boardwalk, guided bird walk with Nan Dietert,
9 a.m., every Wednesday. 749-4158.
• Nature Walks at Mustang Island State Park, Wednesdays at
9 a.m. Guided beach combing and bird walk with park naturalist.
Walks begin at headquarters, $5 park entrance fee.
Free Wetland Education Center tours, UTMSI, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday.

This Week

Thursday, Aug. 24

• City Council meeting 5 p.m. (See Agenda Page 4B.)

Friday, Aug. 25

• Texas Women Anglers Tournament registration, 5:30 p.m. (See story Page 6B.)

Saturday, Aug. 26

• Texas Women Anglers Tournament weigh-in, 5-7:30 p.m. (See story Page 6B.)

Sunday, Aug. 27

• AFPA fundraiser, 5 p.m. (See story this page.) • Wine, Whine Design workshop, 5 p.m. (See story this page.)

Tuesday, Aug. 29

• KPAB Kickoff event, 7-8 p.m. (See story this page.)

Wednesday, Aug. 30

• Parks and recreation Organization Fair, 6:30 p.m. (See story Page 8A.)

On the Horizon

Sept. 1 First Friday reception
• Sept. 1 South Jetty Early Deadline
• Sept. 4 Labor Day holiday
• Sept. 8 Sunset Sounds concert
• Sept. 13-16 Elite Redfish Series
• Sept. 16 Conquer the Coast
• Sept. 23-24 Anglers on Wheels
• Sept. 24 Fall Adopt-a-Beach
• Sept. 28 Police Foundation Golf Tournament

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 news@portasouthjetty.com BEFORE NOON FRIDAY.

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