Island Agenda


This Week

Friday, Oct. 27

• First Friday reception. (See story this page.)

Saturday, Nov. 4

• Pop-up-Play angler and outdoor display at Roberts point Park , 1-3 p.m.

Daily

Amenities

• Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Pkwy. Open Swim: 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday; 1-5 p.m., Wednesday & Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday. Lap/exercise: 8 am to 4 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, Friday, Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. Splash Pad open during pool hours, free with pool entrance. • Port Aransas Art Center, 104 N. Alister St., 749-7334. Classes, workshops. 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- Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sunday. Offering workshops/classes. Call museum for information. • Bill Ellis Memorial Library, 700 W. Ave. A, 749-4116. Open Tuesday-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. Wait at bus stops 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.

Weekly

Activities/Entertainment

• Amos Rehabilitation Keep Public Tours. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. 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. • Patton Center- Marine Science Education, Tuesday- Saturday, 10 a. m.- 4 p. m. Located at 855 E. Cotter Ave. Learn about marine life and research through interactive displays and eight large aquaria. Free entrance. Story time for kids Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts. Free. • Port Aransas Museum tours of the Chapel on the Dunes, first and third Saturday of each month at 9 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. PAISD courts on Station Street. Free, no partner needed. Call (713) 502-1072. Aquatic Jazzercize, Wednesday & Friday, 11:30 a.m. High-intensity dance party in the pool. $1 + pool entry fee. • Deep Water Aerobics, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. Saturday. Aerobic exercising with belts to keep afloat in deep end of pool. Port Aransas Community Park pool. $1 + pool entry fee. • 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. • Parent/Tot Swim, 8-11 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. $2 pool entry fee. • Shallow Water Aerobics, 8:30 and 9:30 a.m., Tuesday through Friday. Exercise in the shallow end of the pool. Port Aransas Community Park pool. $1 + pool entry fee.

Meetings

• Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting, 7 p. m . Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday; Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 433 Trojan Ave. 749- 6449. • Rotary Club, third Thursday at noon, Conference room at Alister Square Inn, 122 S. Alister St. • 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. • Youth Development Foundation (YDF), second Thursday of the month at noon in the Parish Hall at Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal church, 433 Trojan Ave. Brown bag lunch meeting. All invited.

Community Services

• 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. • Flynn’s Beach Squad, volunteer to clean up beach trash on Mondays. Meet beside Horace Caldwell Pier at 9 a.m. for check-in. Bags and grabbers provided.

Nature Activities

• Beach Walk, Four th Saturday, at 9 a.m. Take a guided walk along the shoreline. Meet at the orange windsock at the end of the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. Free. • 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 through the nature preserve at 8 a.m. Meet at meet at trail entrance 2560 St. Hwy. 361, 3rd Saturday. • Nature Preserve Yoga, Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., meet at pavilion at north end of Port Street. 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

Nov. 10
• PAISD Veterans Day Program
Nov. 11
• Veterans Day
• Yoga on the Beach
Nov. 14
• We’re Having Fun crafting
Nov. 16-18
• Marlin Classic
Nov. 21
• Gobble on the Green
Nov. 22
• Turkey Trot
Nov. 23
• Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 24
• Beach Walk
Nov. 24-25
• Art Center Holiday Market
Nov. 30
• Welcome Back Winter Texan Picnic
Nov. 30-Dec. 10
• ‘All is Calm’ at PACT
Dec. 1
• First Friday reception
Dec. 2
• Santa in the Park, City Tree lighting

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