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Parks and rec to host activities for end of summer

As summer comes to an end and school starts again, the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department has planned some events for both kids and adults.

End of Summer Pool Party

Youth entering grades 6 through 12 are invited to one last blast before school starts.

Celebrate the end of summer on Thursday, Aug. 10, at a pool party, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Port Aransas Community Park pool.

Wear swim suits for swimming and water games. In addition, the evening will include music, dancing, snacks and games.

Organizers encourage registration at so they can plan for the number of youth at the event.

The pool entry fee is $2 per person.

Movie in the Park

Another movie under the stars is planned on Friday, Aug. 11, at the Port Aransas Community Park, beginning at 8 p.m.

Watch “Back to the Future,” the 1985 sci-fi classic, on a big outdoor screen.

California teen Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, is thrown back into the 1950s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown, played by Christopher Lloyd, goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

Bring your own seating, either lawn chairs or blankets, and spread out on the lawn to watch the movies. Folks also can drive up golf carts for seating.

Be sure to pack snacks and a cooler full of drinks to bring along.

Parks and rec will supply free popcorn and lemonade while supplies last.

The movie is free.

Sunset Sounds Jr.

Kids and their families are invited to a special kids’ concert on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater at Roberts Point Park.

Sarah McSweeney, singer, songwriter and children’s author, will perform.

McSweeney says on her website that she combines her background in classical music with her love of contemporary music to create her own self-titled genre, “opera mantra.”

Be sure to bring your own seating, either blankets or lawn chairs, to spread out on the lawn in front of the stage. Also pack a cooler full of the kids’ favorite snacks and drinks.

Kids can get up and dance to the music on the lawn in front of the stage.

The concert is geared for kids 10 and under, although adults can enjoy the upbeat tunes.

Free snow cones and popcorn will be available while supplies last.

For more information about the events, contact Kristie Stevens, community program director, at or call (361) 749-4158.

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