Island Agenda

This Week

Thursday, March 3

• PAGC Fashion and Flip Flops Style Show (See story this page.) • UTMSI Lecture, 7 p.m. (See story Page 6B.)

Friday, March 4

Parks and Rec Master Plan open house (See story Page 5A.) • First Friday reception, 5:30 p.m. (See story this page.)

Saturday, March 5

• Parks Day of Service, 9 a.m. (See story Page 5A.)

Daily

Amenities

• Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Pkwy. Open swim: Tuesday, Thursday 1- 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; Lap and exercise swim, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.;Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Monday. Splash Pad open during pool hours, free with pool entrance. • Port Aransas Art Center, Classes, workshops,104 N. Alister St., 749-7334. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday- Saturday, closed Sunday. • Port Aransas Museum, Alister at Brundrett Streets, 749-3800. 1-5 p.m. Thursday – Saturday. • Farley Boat Works, 716 W. Ave. C, near Cut-off Rd. (361) 416-1614. Open Tuesday- Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon., 1-3 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.- noon, 1-4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. • Bill Ellis Memorial Library, 700 W. Ave. A, 749-4116. Open Tuesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday. • 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 Tourism Bureau and City Hall. • 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 TAMUCC students ride free. • Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting,7 p.m.Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; Trinity-bythe Sea Episcopal Church, 433 Trojan Ave. 749-6449.

Weekly

Activities/Entertainment

• Amos Rehabil i tat i on Keep Public Tours. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Friday. Tour the ARK to see and learn about the ARK ambassadors. $7 per person, kids under 3 are free. Reservations required. Register online at www.utmsi. utexas.edu/visit/registration • 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. • Adult tennis, 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 (361) 813-2707 or 749-5131. • Aqua Jazzercise, Thursday, 12:15 p.m. Pre-register at portarecdesk.com • Deep water aerobics, Tuesday- Friday, 11 a. m. Aerobic exercising with belts to keep afloat in deep end of pool. Port Aransas Community Park pool. $2 per class. • Pickleball, A racket sport for two to four players, combining racquetball, tennis and badminton. Played on outdoor courts in Community Park, dawn to dusk daily. Register at playtimescheduler.com. Equipment is in storage bin on court. Combination is “BALL”. Free. • Water exercise/aerobics, Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Exercise in the shallow end of the pool. Port Aransas Community Park pool. $2 per class. • Yoga with Selena. Stretch your mind and body with a yoga class taught by Selena Esensee. Class meets at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays the pavilion in the Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture off Port Street. Bring a mat.

Meetings

• Lion’s Club, first Monday of the month. • Rotary Club, 1st Thursday at noon, Conference room at Alister Square Inn, 122 S. Alister St.; 3rd Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Social Hour, location TBA. • VFW meetings, 10:30 a.m., third Wednesday of month, at the VFW post, 311 N. Alister St. • VFW Auxiliary, 11 a.m., third Tuesday of month, at the VFW post, 311 N. Alister St. • Helping Hands Food Pantry, food for those in need on Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to noon. Located in the parking lot between the Community Presbyterian Church and Jerry McDonald Field, 113 S. Alister St.

Nature Activities

• Birding on the Boardwalk, join guides at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center each Wednesday at 9 a.m. for a walk along the boardwalk to view the various birds that can be observed. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair at the birding center. The birding center is located at the end of Ross Avenue, south of the Port Aransas Community Park. Free. • Guided Nature Walk, a two-hour guided tour 8 a.m., every Saturday. Meet in the parking lot at the Port Aransas Community Park, 700 Clark Pkwy. Free. • Wetland Education Center (WEC) tours, UTMSI, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday. Participants should meet at the UTMSI Visitor Center, 855 East Cotter Ave. Free.

On the Horizon

Saturday, March 12
FBC Splash Bash
March 14-18
Spring Break
Wednesday, March 23
Trinity-by-the-Sea Blood Drive
Saturday, April 2
Spring Fest
Native Plant Sale and Swap
Wednesday, April 6
Library Book Club
Friday-Sunday, April 8-10
Texas SandFest 2022

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