Corpus Christi Fun for Kids - October 2013 Activities

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

This is an ongoing October list that we will update throughout the month as new events and activities come up. Please come back and check periodically so you and your family don't miss out! Know of an event or activity we missed? Let us know! Message us or post on our Facebook wall.

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Tuesday, October 1
-La Palmera Tide Turners Kids Club Meeting from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.  Join them for their monthly Tide Turners events on the first Tuesday of every month at the Undersea Children's Play Area. Story time, arts and crafts and more!  5488 SPID 

-CCISD Halftime Showcase at 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to come out and watch performances by the marching bands and drill teams from Carroll, King, Miller, Moody, and Ray High Schools. This is an opportunity for the marching band and drill team student members to show-off their talents. The free event is open to the community. Buccaneer Stadium at Miller High School,  1 Battlin’ Buc Blvd. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Ortega-Ruiz, Fine Arts Specialist, at 695-7519 or at Elizabeth.Ortega@ccisd.us. http://on.fb.me/1bgCtDi

Wednesday, October 2
-Barnes & Noble Toddler Time at 10 am. Join Rosa as she reads Have You Seen My Blue Socks? and Brian the Smelly Dog. Stick around after the stories for crafts!  5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818
  
-Texas A&M University Music Department Hispanic Heritage Concert Series ¡Vivan Los Niños! at 7:30 p.m.  This delightful concert will feature young string players from the Early Childhood Development Center, the Corpus Christi Area Youth Orchestra, the Joe Garza Center and the CCISD orchestra programs.  Come and celebrate our Hispanic heritage and culture through the music performed by these talented children.  This event is free and open to the public.  6300 Ocean Drive at the TAMU CC Performing Arts Center For more information, please contact Melissa Melendez at melissaviola1@gmail.com. http://pac.tamucc.edu/events.html

Thursday, October 3
-Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center Arts and crafts: Loteria cards from 6-8 pm. Materials and instruction will be provided for making cards for this traditional game of chance.  Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center. 2021 Agnes St. Call 361-882-7837 for more information. http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu

Friday, October 4
-Art Museum of South Texas Free First Friday from 10:00 am to 5 pm. The first Friday of every month is free admission to the public.  The Gift Shop and Hester's Cafe also are open to the public.  During this time, Paul Strand: The Mexico Portfolio (image pictured from the Paul Strand Archives of Aperture Foundation), and Mexican Folk Art from the Boeckman Collection, Tyler Museum of Art  will be on display.  1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. (361) 825-3500. http://www.stia.org

-Children’s Bargain Basement Sale at First United Methodist Church CC from 12 PM to 6 (full price). Twice a year gently used items for infants to preteen are consigned for sale. Proceeds provide additional funding for children’s activities, especially Vacation Bible School. Accepting all Credit and Debit Cards!  Volunteers NEEDED! Volunteers are invited to the Pre-Sale. Child care provided for volunteers. For more information, Contact: Stacye McCain, ext. 327 or smccain@ccfumc.com.  First United Methodist Church Corpus Christi Gym, 900 S Shoreline Blvd. 

-CC Downtown Artwalk starts at 5:30 pm.  Come by for an evening of free art, music, and fun. Kids Fun Zone in La Retama park from 5:30pm til 8:30pm.  The Kids Fun Zone this month features the Red Cross on hand to do face painting and Brent Norman with One Fit Culture will be doing Dream Boards with the kids. The Zombie Dance Squad returns this year and the kids will love getting face painted as zombies in the Kids Fun Zone, and then catch the performance at 6:45 p.m. in La Retama Park!  Also free entry into museums to  ArtWalkers on ArtWalk night. The Creative Connections Gallery at 1521 N Chaparral. The Art Museum, 1902 Shoreline Blvd, the Asian Cultures Museum, 1809 N Chaparral, the Science & History Museum, 1900 N Chaparral, and the Museum of Hispanic Culture 1617 N Chaparral, are all open free. Due to the ongoing construction work on Chaparral Street ArtWalk is unable to use the 300 & 400 blocks of Peoples Street. Instead Mesquite Street traffic will be restricted to one lane only and the food trucks will occupy the other lane. Vendors will be situated in La Retama Park and on the 500 block of Peoples St. https://www.facebook.com/ArtWalkCC and http://www.artwalkcc.com/2013/10/03/october-2013-artwalk-highlights/

-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History First Friday Artwalk Free Admission from 5:30-9 pm. Drop in for a craft! Make your own motorcycle goggles to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit from 7-8:30 pm.  1900 N. Chaparral.  For more information call (361) 826-4667 or https://www.ccmuseum.com/events

-Art Museum of South Texas Artwalk Free Admission from 5:30 pm to 9 pm. As a participant of ArtWalk there will be free admission.  During this time the exhibits, Paul Strand: The Mexico Portfolio, and Mexican Folk Art from the Boeckman Collection, Tyler Museum of Art will be on display. 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.(361) 825-3500. http://www.stia.org

-Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center Peliculas en la Tarde/Movies in the Afternoon from 4-6 pm. Free movies and snacks.  Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center. 2021 Agnes St. Call 361-882-7837 for more information. http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu

-Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center Arts and crafts night from 6-8 p.m. Guests will make sugar skulls that are traditionally used to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Materials and instruction will be provided to participants. Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center. 2021 Agnes St. Call 361-882-7837 for more information. http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu/

-Northwest Kids Sports Complex Friday Night Fun from 7:00 to 11:00 PM.  Drop your kids off to enjoy OPEN GYM, DANCING, POOLSIDE MOVIES, PIZZA, & MORE!  12212 Leopard St.  Cost: $20/child, Ages: 5 years – 12 years.  Membership is not required. Each child must have a signed release of liability on file.  To take advantage of hassle free registration, stop by the main office by 4:00 PM Friday or fill out form http://n1media1.files1.chalkjock.com/52891/206489664752408b4fc05f8.doc You can register at the door, but keep in mind the lines can be long. Call (361) 241-0952 or email nwk@nwksports.com for more info.  https://www.facebook.com/NWKSports

Saturday, October 5
-CC Museum of Science and History Kids Corner: Fight Fire With Science from 11:00 am - 2 pm.  It's Fire Prevention Week! Come meet your very own Corpus Christi Fire Department and learn about how you can prevent fires!  Nature Challenge from 10:30am-12:30pm. Participate in the Eco Tales Program at the museum, which includes time in our Xeriscape Garden every Saturday this month. Treasure Hunt at 2 pm.  A fun seek-and-find adventure in the museum!  Events free with paid museum admission. Adults: $9.00, Seniors & Children under 12 yrs: $7.00, 2 years and under are FREE, Active Military individuals: $4.50  1900 N. Chaparral (361) 826-4667 https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum

-Art Museum of South Texas Super sARTurday (Amate Paintings) from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.   Students will explore the art of traditional amate (pronounced "ah-MAH-tay") painting after viewing works in the Mexican Fold Art exhibition.  Amate is a type of paper made from the bark of fig trees and has been used for centuries in the Mexican culture.  Brown paper bags, bright fluorescent paints and traditional images all will be used to achieve vibrant results. Ages: 5-12. RSVPs are required.  $5-members/$10-nonmembers.  For more information, contact 361-825-3504.  1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. http://www.stia.org

-Art Center of CC Free Family Art Time from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Family Art Time” is every Saturday.  All activities are collaborative, taught by experienced art instructors, and of a take home nature. Engage the entire family in the creative process with a regular schedule of free art activities. 100 Shoreline Blvd. http://www.artcentercc.org

-Barnes & Noble Second Annual Star Wars Reads Day starts at 12 pm. A day-long celebration of literacy and Jedi, Sith, Wookiees and all things Star Wars, is returning.  5129 Blanche D Moore Drive.  Call 361-992-1339 for information.  http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4588893

-Children’s Bargain Basement Sale at First United Methodist Church CC from 8 AM-1 PM (Half-Price ). Twice a year gently used items for infants to preteen are consigned for sale. Proceeds provide additional funding for children’s activities, especially Vacation Bible School. Accepting all Credit and Debit Cards!  Volunteers NEEDED! Volunteers are invited to the Pre-Sale. Child care provided for volunteers. For more information, Contact: Stacye McCain, ext. 327 or smccain@ccfumc.com.  First United Methodist Church Corpus Christi Gym, 900 S Shoreline Blvd. 

-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “Scary Jewelry” starting at 10 am. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00 am - 12:00pm. See a store associate to join the fun! 4717-E S Padre Island Dr. (361) 851-9360 http://www.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

-Michaels Stores Great Pumpkin Event from 1 to 3 p.m. Get the whole family in the spirit of Halloween. Just $5 per 9 1/2” craft pumpkin, includes supplies. Offer available while supplies last. See a store associate to join the fun! 4717-E S Padre Island Dr. (361) 851-9360 http://www.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

-Home Depot Kids Workshop: Home Depot to the (Fire) Rescue! from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Celebrate Fire Safety Month with The Home Depot and build our awesome Fire Rescue Plane!  FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 - 12.  Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.  Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.  All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.  One workshop kit, apron and pin per child.  Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.  Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis.  At all Home Depot locations.  Call or visit website for more info.  Registration is not required but suggested. http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops

-Radiology Associates Pink Pumpkin Patch Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pumpkins will range from $20 to $30. Also the event includes the sale of breast cancer awareness items such as t-shirts, bracelets, ribbons. There will be moon jumps for the kids as well as fun for everyone! All proceeds benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. KIII studios, 5002 SPID. For more information call 361-561-3014 or or 561-3157.

 -Goose Island State Park Junior Ranger Explorer- 50 Species Hike from 08:30 AM to 09:45 AM.  Can you find 50 species of insects, mammals, bird, reptiles, plants, and fungi at Goose Island State Park? Join a park ranger on a 1 mile hike and look for 50 species.  Helpful things to bring:  A journal to record the names of your species, a camera if you want pictures, water, bug spray, and sturdy shoes; a Junior Ranger Explorer Pack is optional.  This activity is designed to help adults and children learn about nature that is in parks as well as their own neighborhood.  We will meet at the Bird Sanctuary on Warbler Way at 8:30 a.m.  The Bird Sanctuary is in the woods camping area of the park, and is next to the restrooms on Warbler Way. Contact Janelle Rand for more information at Janelle.rand@tpwd.texas.gov or 361-729-2858.  Goose Island State Park, north of Rockport Fulton across the Copano Causeway on 202 S. Palmetto in Rockport, TX.  Goose Island State Park has a day use fee of $5 per person 13 years of age and older, children 12 and under are free. (NOT SURE IF THIS IS STILL GOING DUE TO GOVT SHUTDOWN, MIGHT WANT TO CALL AND CONFIRM)

-Marina Market Days from 9 am to 4 pm.  First Saturday of every month, free music, arts, unique crafts and food vendors. Located on Lawrence Street T-Head at 400 North Shoreline Dr. http://www.marinamarketdays.com or https://www.facebook.com/CCMarina

-Toys“R”Us Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Making Event from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Calling all fashionistas! Join us for a special opportunity for kids to make their very own, complimentary* rubber band wearable with the Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z Loom Bracelet Maker, available only at Toys“R”Us! Let the bracelet making begin, as kids loop, weave and wear their trendy creation – the ULTIMATE accessory. *While supplies last, on a first come, first served basis. 1220 Airline Rd. (361)992-2429 http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=4311963

-Texas A&M University October SOAR from 10am-12pm.  YSOAR Science Saturday for 6th-8th grade students focused on Geology. The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Geology Club will be in their lab using microscopes and teaching youth about geology and geoscience careers. This event is for 6th-8th grad only and space is limited to 25 students. Registration is required. Visit http://soar.tamucc.edu to register.  TAMU CC Center for Science.

-K Space Contemporary: Sugar Skulls 2 Day Workshop starts at 10am – 11:30 am.  Learn how to make authentic sugar skulls – long-lasting decorations for the season. On Day 1 (Oct 5th), you will cast your skulls – we have various sizes. On Day 2 (Oct 12th), you will decorate them. All supplies included.  Kids age 14 and under may attend FREE with a paying adult. Instructor: Amorette Garza, Del Mar College Sculpture Professor and master Sugar Skull maker!  Tuition: $20 age 15 and up. ($16 for K Space members) To sign up, go to http://www.diadelosmuertoscc.com/workshops/

Sunday, October 6
-October "Superhero" Bridgewalk and Fitness Sunday from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm. Come out to Heritage Park on the first Sunday each month and participate in bridge walking.  Please turn up for this walk wearing your very own Superhero cape or some other suitable piece of Superhero costume. There will be prizes for the best adult & child costumes. Yoga, tai chi, zumba, insanity and other fitness based activities begin at 8:30 am and continue till 12 pm.  There is something for all the family.  Registration is not required but they would like a rough idea of how many people to expect http://www.bridgewalkcc.com

 -Fitness Sunday by the Junior League of Corpus Christi, Inc. (JLCC) from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.  After the Corpus Christi Bridge Walk.  Water balloon baseball for the kids.  Free for the whole family at Heritage Park. 

-Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center “20 Years Celebracion! Cumpleanos/ Birthday Bash” from 10 a.m. to 12 pm. Guests will enjoy piñatas, dancing, live music, and games. Refreshments will be served. Barbi Leo with Domingo Live will broadcast from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center. 2021 Agnes St. Call 361-882-7837 for more information. http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu/

-Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center Peliculas en la Tarde/Movies in the Afternoon from 4-6 pm. Free movies and snacks.  Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center. 2021 Agnes St. Call 361-882-7837 for more information. http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu

Wednesday, October 9
-Barnes & Noble Toddler Time at 10 am. Join Rosa as she reads Lovabye Dragon and Digger and Tom. Stick around after the stories for an activity!  5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818


Friday, October 11
-Texas A&M CC “Family Night Out” from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. A program designed to foster open communication and improve relationships among family members. Community service hours may be earned if needed. COME HUNGRY! The program allows families to spend time together, share a meal, and learn about each other. Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center. 2021 Agnes St. (Dance Room). Call 361-882-7837 for more information. http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu/family_nightout.html

-2013 Rockport-Fulton Seafair features music by Mark Chestnutt, the Spazmatics, Texaco Country Showdown state finals.  Also fresh-from-the-bay seafood, a gumbo cook-off, ongoing live musical entertainment, anything-that floats-but-a-boat race, crab races, arts and crafts booths,Just Desserts contest, Car Show, SUP races, and a carnival.  Admission Prices:  3-Day Pass  $15, Friday Adult $5 before 7 p.m. 10 after 7 p.m., Child (12 & Under) $2   Festival is held at Rockport Harbor http://www.rockportseafair.com

Saturday, October 12
-CC Museum of Science and History Kids Corner: National Fossil Day  As America starts a quest to determine its national fossil, join the process here at the Corpus Christi Museum. Come and draw the fossils you think should be our national fossil for the nationwide contest, while learning about all the fossils here in Texas!  !  Nature Challenge from 10:30am-12:30pm. Participate in the Eco Tales Program at the museum, which includes time in our Xeriscape Garden every Saturday this month. Treasure Hunt at 2 pm.  A fun seek-and-find adventure in the museum Events free with paid museum admission. Adults: $9.00, Seniors & Children under 12 yrs: $7.00, 2 years and under are FREE, Active Military individuals: $4.50  1900 N. Chaparral (361) 826-4667 https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum

-Art Center of CC Free Family Art Time
 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Family Art Time” is every Saturday.  All activities are collaborative, taught by experienced art instructors, and of a take home nature. Engage the entire family in the creative process with a regular schedule of free art activities. 100 Shoreline Blvd. http://www.artcentercc.org

-Art Museum of South Texas Young Artist Workshop: Emotion Portraits in the style of Fred Babb from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. After viewing current exhibitions in the Museum, kids will be inspired to create expressive self-portraits using an emotion color chart and watercolors. For ages 5-12.  (While there will be a lot of activity at the American Bank Center at this time, please know we will have protected parking in our North parking lot, near the Watergarden). The cost is only $5 for members / $10 for nonmembers and includes all supplies. Paid reservations are required.  For more information, please contact 361-825-3504 http://on.fb.me/19rRBuh


-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “Bandana Costume (Powered by Tulip® Fabric Markers)” starting at 10 am. Create a fast and easy disguise for Halloween. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shopJust $2 per 30-minute session - including supplies. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00 am – 11:30 pm. See a store associate to join the fun! 4717-E S Padre Island Dr. (361) 851-9360 http://www.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

-Toys“R”Us Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Making Event from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Calling all fashionistas! Join us for a special opportunity for kids to make their very own, complimentary* rubber band wearable with the Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z Loom Bracelet Maker, available only at Toys“R”Us! Let the bracelet making begin, as kids loop, weave and wear their trendy creation – the ULTIMATE accessory. *While supplies last, on a first come, first served basis. 1220 Airline Rd. (361)992-2429 http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=4311963

-Anita & W.T. Neyland Octoberfest at 3 p.m.  Get ready for an exciting day of family fun! Face Painting!  Go on a Library Hunt and register for a free pumpkin giveaway.  Enter the Haunted House if you dare. Free treats and balloons for the kids.  Come dressed in your favorite costume.  1230 Carmel Pkwy. Call (361) 826-2370 for more information. https://www.facebook.com/neylandlibrary

-Janet F. Harte Public Library Moonfest at 6:15 p.m Come dressed in costume!  Crafts, activities, face painting and lots of fun for the whole family.  The Corpus Christi Astronomical Society will arrive at 7:00 p.m. to present a special program for International Observe the Moon Night. After dark, the society will share their telescopes, binoculars and  knowledge as we view the full moon, stars and planets!  2629 Waldron Road. Call 361-937-6579 for more information. https://www.facebook.com/hartelibrary

-2013 Rockport-Fulton Seafair features music by Mark Chestnutt, the Spazmatics, Texaco Country Showdown state finals.  Also fresh-from-the-bay seafood, a gumbo cook-off, ongoing live musical entertainment, anything-that floats-but-a-boat race, crab races, arts and crafts booths, Just Desserts contest, Car Show, SUP races, a carnival, and a parade.  Land Parade at 10 am.  Admission Prices:  3-Day Pass  $15, Saturday Adult $7 before 7 p.m.  $10 after 7 p.m., Child (12 & Under) $2  Festival is held at Rockport Harbor http://www.rockportseafair.com

-Grace United Methodist Church Harvest Festival from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Arts, crafts, food, and fun for the whole family! 14521 Northwest Blvd. Call 361-933-0109 for more information.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1380842625485905

-Fellowship of Oso Creek Father Daughter Dance starting at 5:45 pm.  Tickets are $15 per Father. On sale before and after each service in the foyer until October 6th. Bring a prepared letter to read to your little girl.  Times: 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm for 0-5 yr olds, 7-8:30 pm = 6 yrs and up.  Dress: Semi-Formal.  Call Diana Stowell for tickets or more information 619-312-7395.  7402 Yorktown Blvd.  http://www.osocreek.org

-Northwest Senior Center  Annual Fall Festival from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Children’s games, country store, cake wheel, auction and food.  9725 Up River Rd.  Call (361) 241-3956 for more information.

-South Texas Speedway Fun Night at the Races gates open at 5:30 pm, races start at 7:00 pm.  Racing and live music.   Adults $10, ages 12 and younger are free. 6701 Old Brownsville Rd (361) 808-7223 https://www.facebook.com/SouthTexasSpeedway or www.stxspeedway.com

Sunday, October 13
-2013 Rockport-Fulton Seafair features music by Mark Chestnutt, the Spazmatics, Texaco Country Showdown state finals.  Also fresh-from-the-bay seafood, a gumbo cook-off, ongoing live musical entertainment, anything-that floats-but-a-boat race, crab races, arts and crafts booths,Just Desserts contest, Car Show, SUP races, and a carnival. Admission Prices:  3-Day Pass  $15, Sunday Adult $5, Child (12 & Under) $2   Festival is held at Rockport Harbor http://www.rockportseafair.com


-Ben F. McDonald Public Library 2nd Annual Music of South Texas Celebration from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 4044 Greenwood Dr. Call (361) 826-2356 for more information.

-Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Family Fest 2013 from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  There will be food, music, games and fun for all! The parish is located at 540 Hiawatha in Corpus Christi. For more information, please contact the parish office at (361) 882-1951. https://www.facebook.com/olgfallfest

-Half Price Books Storytime Sundays from 2 to 3 pm. Pack up your half-pint readers and come to Half Price Books for Storytime Sundays. Recommended for kids ranging from pre-schoolers to 4th graders. 5425 SPID.  Call 361-991-4494 for more information. http://www.hpb.com/015.html


Wednesday, October 16
-Barnes & Noble Toddler Time at 10 am. Get into the Halloween spirit with Rosa as she reads two themed stories: Pooh's Halloween Parade and Nighty Night, Little Green Monster. Stick around after the stories for a Halloween craft!  5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818

Thursday, October 17
-Story Time at Asbury United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. A fun FREE morning of stories, crafts, and singing designed for preschoolers, homeschoolers, parents, grandparents & friends. 7501 S. Staples (Yorktown & Staples). For Information call 361-992-7501 or email Beth Gray, Director of Family Ministries family@asburycc.org.  http://conta.cc/19N0z1b


Friday, October 18
-51st Annual St. Patrick School Halloween Carnival from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm.  There will be a haunted house, food, bounce houses, carnival games and rides, silent auction, hay rides and music by Another Level. 3340 South Alameda St. For more information call 361-852-1211.


-Del Mar College Viking Fall Carnival from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm.  Bones will clatter and teeth will chatter as Del Mar College holds its annual spooky fun fair featuring goblins and games, prizes for best costumes, and food and fun for everyone.  Sponsored by Del Mar College’s Student Leadership and Campus Life Office and DMC registered student organizations, participants can expect a howling good time while helping student groups raise funds for their organizations and the worthy community causes they support.  Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar For more information, call the SLCL Office at 698-1279.

-CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial's Fall Fun Fest from 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm.  Join CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Memorial for fun and games including: ring toss, face painting, moon jump, pie throwing and more! Proceeds to benefit the American Diabetes Association.  2606 Hospital Blvd.  https://www.facebook.com/events/190494467801349

-Southern Monster Truck Showdown at 6 pm. “Outdoors is where monster trucks were MEANT to be and this huge track will make for one heckuva show!! Monster trucks competing in wheelie contests, racing and "No time limit" freestyle competitions. Plus, freestyle motorcross riders will fly through the air doing all sorts of tricks and stunts, including the BACKFLIP!” Kids (age 3-12) are $10 presale or $12 on show weekend. Adults are $15 presale and $18 on show weekend. Tickets are all-inclusive, meaning the "Fan Appreciation Party is included and parking is free, there are no hidden charges like other shows. Presale tickets can be purchased on www.ccspeedway.org all the way up to Midnight on Oct. 17.

-Boing Boing Bounce Halloween event
 from 5-7 pm Costume contest, free food, 2hrs of total fun, $15 per child.  Book your weekend indoor birthday party & get free pizza.  New party bookings only, must present coupon from Coastal Bend Family Magazine when you book.  Call 361-855-0825 for more info.  3403 S.P.I.D Ste 103.  https://www.facebook.com/boingboingbounce

-53rd Annual Texas Jazz Festival A free three-day event that takes place on the beautiful Corpus Christi bay front. Three stages of continuous music are the highlight of the festival, which also includes a wide range of regional fare and improvisational instrumental clinics designed for professional musicians and students alike.  Heritage Park, 1581 N Chaparral St  http://www.texasjazz-fest.org

Saturday, October 19
-Harbor Half Marathon, Relay & 10K Kids Marathon.  Kid’s Marathon race begins at 8:00 but plan to arrive early to participate in the fun and celebration of your accomplishments. The race is for kids ages 4-13 and last year there were over 500 kids! They hope to have even more kids running this year. The aim of this race is to get kids living a healthy and fit lifestyle. Kids use a log to log in 25 miles in the months and weeks leading up to the race. On race day, they run the final 1.2 miles of their "Marathon!" Kids get to use timing chips and bibs, just like the adults. Registration is $12.00 and includes t-shirt, finishers medal and goody bag!  For more information visit http://www.harborhalf.com/KidsRace.htm

-Art Center of CC Free Family Art Time from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Family Art Time” is every Saturday.  All activities are collaborative, taught by experienced art instructors, and of a take home nature. Engage the entire family in the creative process with a regular schedule of free art activities. 100 Shoreline Blvd. http://www.artcentercc.org

-CC Museum of Science and History Kids Corner from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.  Treasure Hunt at 2 pm.  A fun seek-and-find adventure in the museum!  Events free with paid museum admission. Adults: $9.00, Seniors & Children under 12 yrs: $7.00, 2 years and under are FREE, Active Military individuals: $4.50  1900 N. Chaparral (361) 826-4667 https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum

-Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Halloween trick or treat at 10:30 AM.  Story, Halloween songs and fingerplays, craft (trick or treating bag) and trick or treating around the library (inside building). Wear your costume!  3202 McKinzie Rd.  Call (361) 826-2350 for more information.

-Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Trick-or-Treating in the Library at 2 pm.  Annual Halloween fun - games, face painting, craft, story, trick-or treating. You may also participate in their 1st costume contest - please dress as your favorite storybook character.  5930 Brockhampton. Call (361) 826-2360 for more information.


-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “KIDS CLUB®: Powered by Duck Tape) + Bonus” starting at 10 am. Be a crafty super hero for Halloween. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! $2 per 30-minute session - including supplies. And for just $3 more, you can purchase a t-shirt and create a complete costume. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00 am - 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun! 4717-E S Padre Island Dr. (361) 851-9360 http://www.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

-14th Annual Bob Richardson Fire & Safety Expo in Ingleside at 10 am. The Annual Bob Richardson Fire & Safety Expo is a learning opportunity for the entire family. Displays from various emergency services, demonstrations, fire extinguisher training, visits from Smokey Bear and Sparky the Fire Dog, HALO Flight, DPS Helo, and the Coast Guard Helo. A kids corner will have games and activities, they can also sit down with their family and do a fire escape plan (Escape Plan) for their home or bring one with them to get a special prize. Games like the Kiddie Pumper Race, the 5 person Bucket Brigade and new this year Barrell Roll, everyone will compete for ribbons and medals. Free movie in the park at dusk!  For more information about this event contact the Ingleside Volunteer Fire Department at 361.776.7422 or via email at ivfd@inglesidetx.gov.  N.O. Simmons Park, Hwy 361 & Avenue J in Ingleside, TXhttp://www.inglesidetx.gov/FireEvents.cfm

-Toys“R”Us Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Making Event from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Calling all fashionistas! Join us for a special opportunity for kids to make their very own, complimentary* rubber band wearable with the Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z Loom Bracelet Maker, available only at Toys“R”Us! Let the bracelet making begin, as kids loop, weave and wear their trendy creation – the ULTIMATE accessory. *While supplies last, on a first come, first served basis. 1220 Airline Rd. (361)992-2429 http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=4311963

-Toys ''R'' Us LEGO Bricktober Event from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm.  Bring the kids to your local Toys“R”Us store where they can create their very own LEGO DC Super Hero, The Joker Mini Mech Bot.  While supplies last, on a first come, first served basis.  Event intended for children, ages 5 and older. Parental supervision required at all times. All giveaways and event materials are available while supplies last and will be distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks. 1220 Airline Rd.  (361) 992-2429 http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=4311963 or 

-Asbury United Methodist Church Fall Harvest Festival from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Come enjoy hotdogs, popcorn, caramel apples, hayrides, puppet shows, carnival games, giant blowup obstacle courses and MORE -- all for FREE!  Fun for all ages! Catch the free shuttle bus from overflow parking at Yorktown Baptist Church. 7501 South Staples. For information call 361-992-7501. 7501 South Staples. http://conta.cc/19N2fYA

-CC Parks and Recreation and the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education 3rd Annual Girls Stepping Out in the Right Direction from 9 am to 3 pm. The purpose of this event is to educate young ladies in our community so that they will become informed and marketable leaders. Making wise choices is at the core of this education—choices that will positively impact their lives now and their futures. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics such as health, education, leadership, and the arts. Community guest speakers will make presentations to the different age groups on topics such as: college life experience, family and domestic violence awareness, interviewing skills, self-esteem, computer safety, nutrition, respect, and bullying. FREE breakfast and lunch is included for all registered participants. (No transportation will be provided.)This is a FREE event for girls, ages 6-18.  REGISTRATION is FREE and spaces are limited through October 16.  Solomon Coles Recreation Center, 924 Winnebago Street. For on-site registration, the form must be submitted to Solomon Coles Recreation Center by 6pm on October 16. To register online visit https://register.ccparkandrec.com/Default.aspx?mode=sc&scid=264&id=24&cid=34 and select REC-GIRLS. For more information, call 361-884-9552, Monday – Friday from 3pm – 7pm.

-Corpus Christi Wienerschnitzel Wiener Dog Regional Races time TBA.  All proceeds will benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society. There will be family activities and vendors. Cabaniss Soccer Field, 3055 Cabaniss Pkwy.  https://www.facebook.com/cc.wienerschnitzel

-Southern Monster Truck Showdown at 6 pm. “Outdoors is where monster trucks were MEANT to be and this huge track will make for one heckuva show!! Monster trucks competing in wheelie contests, racing and "No time limit" freestyle competitions. Plus, freestyle motorcross riders will fly through the air doing all sorts of tricks and stunts, including the BACKFLIP!” For more information call 361-205-3327. Corpus Christi Speedway, 241 Flato Rd.  http://ccspeedway.org


-St. Christopher By-The-Sea Annual Fall Family Movie Night at 8 pm.  The movie will be Monster House (PG).  Free Food and Drinks will be provided! Win Prizes!!! Come dressed in your favorite costume and be entered in our Costume Contest.  Bring your painted, carved or otherwise dressed up pumpkin to be entered in the Decorated Pumpkin Contest.  820 Wildcat Dr.  Call (361) 643-3514 for information.  https://www.facebook.com/events/218944591615094


-Flour Bluff Market from 9 am to 5 pm.  Booths with all kinds of items from crafts, art, pottery, foods, etc.  Petting zoo from 12 to 3 pm. 9450 SPID (Oso Bridge)  Call 361-657-0233 for more information.

-The Cattery 6th Anniversary and Open House from 12-5pm Open house at the shelter, Saturday and Sunday. All adoption fees have been sponsored for both dogs and cats! Free Gifts! Bake Sale! Lemonade Stand! (Dog adoptions will be at Petsmart on Sunday from 12-6pm).  8201 Weber.  For more info call (361) 854-6369 or https://www.facebook.com/TheCatteryCatShelter

-53rd Annual Texas Jazz Festival A free three-day event that takes place on the beautiful Corpus Christi bay front. Three stages of continuous music are the highlight of the festival, which also includes a wide range of regional fare and improvisational instrumental clinics designed for professional musicians and students alike.  Heritage Park, 1581 N Chaparral St  http://www.texasjazz-fest.org

Sunday, October 20
-Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Free Make it Take it from 2 to 3 pm.  Make your own Mike from Monsters University!  5625 S Padre Island Dr # B.  Call 361-853-9957 for more information.   http://www.joann.com

-The Cattery 6th Anniversary and Open House from 12-5pm Open house at the shelter, Saturday and Sunday. All adoption fees have been sponsored for both dogs and cats! Free Gifts! Bake Sale! Lemonade Stand! (Dog adoptions will be at Petsmart on Sunday from 12-6pm).  8201 Weber.  For more info call (361) 854-6369 or https://www.facebook.com/TheCatteryCatShelter


-53rd Annual Texas Jazz Festival A free three-day event that takes place on the beautiful Corpus Christi bay front. Three stages of continuous music are the highlight of the festival, which also includes a wide range of regional fare and improvisational instrumental clinics designed for professional musicians and students alike.  Heritage Park, 1581 N Chaparral St  http://www.texasjazz-fest.org


Wednesday, October 23
-Barnes & Noble Toddler Time at 10 am. It's getting closer to Halloween! Rosa's ready to help you celebrate with two stories: Room on the Broom and Corduroy's Halloween. Don't leave after the stories! Stick around to make Halloween crafts with Rosa. 5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818


Thursday, October 24
-Art Museum of South Texas Moms & Tots (and sometimes Pops!): Happy Halloween Houses from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.  Preschoolers and a parent (or other adult caregiver) are invited to celebrate Halloween with us!  Come in a cute (or creepy) costume to make Happy or Haunted Halloween Houses Ages 2-5.  Each young artist must be accompanied by a parent or adult.  RSVPs and payment two business days in advance are required.  $10-members/$20-nonmembers or email AMSTed@tamucc.edu (special price).  For more information, please call 361-825-3504.

-Boys & Girls Club of Corpus Christi 2013 Halloween Carnival from 6 to 8 pm.  Free event.  They are accepting candy donations. If you would like to donate or for more information contact Lisa or Amanda at 361-853-2505 or email lrsaenz10@gmail.com. 3902 Greenwood Dr.


-6th Annual Grande Communications Pumpkin Patch Festival from 5 to 8 pm. Bring the kids for an evening of family-friendly activities. Activities will include a pumpkin patch, 10-cent carnival games, pumpkin and face painting, a costume contest, fortune telling, photos, magic and more. Each family in attendance will receive a large pumpkin, and children will receive a small pumpkin, while supplies last. $1 minimum donation per person benefiting the Ronald McDonald House.  6441 Saratoga Blvd.  Call 361-334-3070 for more information.  http://on.fb.me/17Q0wB0


Friday, October 25
-Texas A&M CC “Family Night Out” from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. A program designed to foster open communication and improve relationships among family members. Community service hours may be earned if needed. COME HUNGRY! The program allows families to spend time together, share a meal, and learn about each other. Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center. 2021 Agnes St. (Dance Room). Call 361-882-7837 for more information. http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu/family_nightout.html

-Webb Elementary Starfish Fall Festival from 4-8 pm!  This festival raises money for educational materials, technology tools and campus improvements that the staff requests during the school year. There will games, inflatables, music, a gift basket raffle, silent auction, face painting, delicious food and more!  If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact our Michelle Koury at 210-501-9117.  http://fayewebbpta.wordpress.com/starfish-fall-festival/


-Club Estates Elementary Fall Fest from 6:00-8:30 pm.  Rides, games, food, and fun! Dancing Cubs perform at 6:00 p.m.   5222 Merganser Drive

-Baker Middle School Broncfest from 4 pm until 8 pm.  Haunted house, games, food and more.  Admission is free and tickets are $1.  3445 Pecan St. 

-Ella Barnes Elementary Starfest from 6 to 9 pm.  Fun and food for all! Bracelets are $10; there will be face painting, cake walks, games, and carnival rides. Tickets are 50 cents each and most games are 1 or 2 tickets. Everyone is welcome! 2829 Oso Pkwy. 

-CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline's Fall Festival & Silent Auction from 5:00 pm until 8:30 pm.  Kids games, costume contest, music, food and drinks! All proceeds to benefit American Heart Association.  600 Elizabeth St. https://www.facebook.com/events/207643506078361

-St. Pius 30th Annual Halloween Carnival from 5:30 to 10:00 PM.  There will be food, drinks, games, inflatables, silent auction, live music, dunking booth, obstacle courses, cake walk and a benefit drawing. 737 St. Pius Dr. For more information call (361) 992-1843.

-Incarnate Word Academy's Fall Fun Night from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.   This year’s theme is Halloween Bash! There will be a rock-climbing wall, inflatables, petting zoo, face painting, and much more. Carnival admission is $8, and spaghetti dinner plates are $7. For more information, visit www.iwacc.org/FallFunNight.

-Northwest Kids Sports Complex Friday Night Fun from 7:00 to 11:00 PM.  Drop your kids off to enjoy OPEN GYM, DANCING, POOLSIDE MOVIES, PIZZA, & MORE! Cost: $20/child, Ages: 5 years – 12 years.  Membership is not required. Each child must have a signed release of liability on file.  To take advantage of hassle free registration, stop by the main office by 4:00 PM Friday or fill out form here http://n1media1.files1.chalkjock.com/52891/1221646087525769520a754.doc. You can register at the door, but keep in mind the lines can be long.  12212 Leopard St. Call (361) 241-0952 or email nwk@nwksports.com for more info.  https://www.facebook.com/NWKSports


-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Haunted Museum from 6 to 10 pm.  6 pm “Flashlight” Tours: Take flashlight tours of the Museum –a not so scary way for younger children & families to enjoy Halloween at the Museum!  7pm-10pm Haunt and Maze:  A haunted museum that is sure to scare, but welcomes children…if they dare! all ages (Rated PG)  $10 indoor haunts, $15 indoor haunts & outdoor labyrinth.  Experience the fun again for $2 in the No Scare Dare! 1900 N. Chaparral Street For more information or questions about ages contact them at 361-826-4667 or https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum https://www.ccmuseum.com/event/haunted-museum

-Texas Sealife Center Haunted Trail from 8 to 10 pm.  There will also be activities for the faint of heart and kiddos to do inside the building. All proceeds go to the Texas Sealife Center. Trail is rated PG-13 but they will have candy, games, education animals and activities for the younger ones inside the building.  $5.00 per person.  
14220 SPID on the Island, to your left as you come off the bridge from Corpus Christi  


-First United Methodist Church PipeScreams at 7 p.m. A free Halloween concert and costume parade by Christ in the Arts and the American Guild of Organists.  There will be a costume parade and prizes will be awarded for the best adult and best children’s costume. Local celebrities will be the judges. Church sanctuary, 900 S. Shoreline Blvd. For more information call 361-884-0391.

Saturday, October 26
-Art Center of CC Free Family Art Time from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Family Art Time” is every Saturday.  All activities are collaborative, taught by experienced art instructors, and of a take home nature. Engage the entire family in the creative process with a regular schedule of free art activities. 100 Shoreline Blvd. http://www.artcentercc.org

-CC Museum of Science and History Kids Corner from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.  Join us as we celebrate Avadro’s number (6.02 x 1023) the basic measurement in modern chemistry.  This year’s Mole Day theme is AniMole Kingdom, join us in your best AniMole costume and learn all about Avadro and chemistry.  Nature Challenge from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Participate in the Eco Tales Program at the museum, which includes time in our Xeriscape Garden.  During the program participants will explore the different plants and animals that also call South Texas home. 0-8 – Plant parts picture 9-17 – plant identification chart Adult make an outline of your own xeriscape garden.
Treasure Hunt at 2 pm.  A fun seek-and-find adventure in the museum!  Events free with paid museum admission. Adults: $9.00, Seniors & Children under 12 yrs: $7.00, 2 years and under are FREE, Active Military individuals: $4.50  1900 N. Chaparral (361) 826-4667 https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum

-Toys“R”Us Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Making Event from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. Calling all fashionistas! Join us for a special opportunity for kids to make their very own, complimentary* rubber band wearable with the Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z Loom Bracelet Maker, available only at Toys“R”Us! Let the bracelet making begin, as kids loop, weave and wear their trendy creation – the ULTIMATE accessory. *While supplies last, on a first come, first served basis. 1220 Airline Rd. (361)992-2429 http://www.toysrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=4311963

-Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Fiction and Flicks at 2 p.m.  Join the young adult book discussion of the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins then watch the movie.  1230 Carmel Pkwy.  Call (361) 826-2370 for more information.

-Cheer Clinic by King HS Cheerleaders from 9 am – 1 pm.  Fundraiser for KHS Cheer for ages 4-14 invited.  Registration opens at 8, clinic starts at 9; no meals served - eat before coming and bring a lunch. Participants will perform for family and friends at 12:45 pm.  T-shirt and poms included.  To pre-register, complete form and take fee to KHS office.  Check or money order only (CCISD policy).  Checks payable to KHS Cheerleaders. $35 before 10/26, $40 day of event.  Contact Cheryl Berny - Cheryl.berny@ccisd.us for more information. 

-October Island Moon Market from 9 to 6 pm.  One-of-a-Kind Gifts, handmade furniture, garden decor, home decor, clothing , ceramics, childrens books & toys, food, and new vendors each month. Parking is free.  Held on North Padre Island at the Michael J. Ellis Beach & Sea Wall in the Windward Parking lot. 15002 Windward Drive. www.islandmoonmarket.com or www.facebook.com/islandmoonmarket For information contact islandmoonmarket@gmail.com or call 361-403-4032.



 HALLOWEEN/FALL EVENTS
-Barnes & Noble Halloween Storytime at 11 am. Join us for Halloween Storytime featuring Go Away, Big Green Monster! Activities, costume parades and treats. 5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818

-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “Treat Bag, Face Painting & Halloween Parade” starting at 10 am. Celebrate Halloween with Michaels with our Happy Halloween Craft Event featuring: craft treat bags, candy, face painting and a Halloween parade…so don't forget your costume!  Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Just $2 per 30-minute session - including supplies. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00 am – 11:30 pm. See a store associate to join the fun! 4717-E S Padre Island Dr. (361) 851-9360 

-Sugar Skulls! at the Art Center of Corpus Christi from 1-3pm.  "Bring the whole family to The Art Center this Saturday and enjoy making your very own Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull under the instruction of CCISD's Diana Carter. Come get Art Centered!!!" Cost: $20, All Materials Provided.  100 N Shoreline Blvd. (361) 884-6406

-Toys ''R'' Us Monster 500 Launch Event from 12 noon – 5pm.  "Calling all boys and ghouls! Join us for our Monster 500 kickoff event at your local Toys“R”Us store*! Check out the newest, exclusive, racecar toy line featuring spooky playsets like the Graveyard Gauntlet and Toxic Terror Trap! Each vehicle in the Monster 500 line comes with a unique trading card which unlocks a special part of the free Monster 500 app, available on iPhone and Android. Complimentary Monster 500 giveaways** will be available to all who play the game in-store!  **All giveaways and event materials are available while supplies last and will be distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks. ** Parental supervision required at all times.  1220 Airline Rd.  For more information, call (361) 992-2429.  

-Texas State Aquarium Green Halloween from 1 to 5 pm.  Free admission for children in costume (with paid adult admission).  Costume contests, trick or treating, spooky dive show and more!  Admission Adults (13 years and older): $18.95, Seniors and Military: $17.95, Parking: $5.00  2710 North Shoreline Boulevard https://www.facebook.com/TXStateAquarium

-Thomas J. Henry Bark in the Park Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest and Expo from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  This is a family-friendly community event benefiting local animal shelters. Enter your primped pooch in the contest for a chance to win prizes and to help support community dog-centric initiatives. Don't have a dog? No worries- come on down anyway to mingle with friends and family and enjoy a good laugh, music, concessions, and fury canine entertainment on a pleasant autumn Corpus Christi evening by the bay.  Bark in the Park is a community event benefiting Corpus Christi and Nueces County animal shelters. This year, we have teamed up with a number of local businesses and organizations to bring you an even bigger event which includes a pet expo and adoption drive. Cole Park, 1526 Ocean Dr. Visit http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/giving/bark-in-the-park/ for more info and to register your pet.

-Driscoll Children's Hospital annual NICU Reunion from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  The reunion is for patients who were treated in the NICU and their families. Guests are invited to come and visit the nurses and doctors who cared for them and enjoy some games, refreshments, pumpkin decorating, face-painting, moonwalks and more - all presented in a fall festival theme. Children are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes. RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 24 at (361) 694-4225.  Driscoll Children's Hospital's Rehabilitation Services parking lot, 3533 S. Alameda St. http://www.driscollchildrens.org

-Halloween on the Harbor from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  The biggest FREE family Halloween festival in Rockport. This festival is collaboration between the Fulton Mansion, Texas Maritime Museum, Rockport Center for the Arts, and Aransas County Public Library.  Festivities include costume contest, a maze, games, pumpkin carving snacks, candy, and a fun haunted element for kids of all ages.  Food and pumpkins are available for purchase from 4-H and the ABC Learning Center’s Pumpkin Patch.   Will be held at the Texas Maritime Museum, 1202 Navigation Cir., Rockport, Texas.  http://texasmaritimemuseum.org/?page_id=339

-8th Annual Boo Bash from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Calling all Ghosts and Goblins!  Come out to Municipal Park and enjoy the  Events will include a costume contest for children and pets, a pumpkin decorating contest, carnival games and inflatable slides.  Contests are limited to the first 30 pre-registered in each age group.  Register:  6:00-6:45 PM, day of the event (costume contest begins @ 7:00 PM).  The Blood Mobile will be on site; parents donate blood and save a life.  An easy way to make a big difference in your community while attending this FREE event! Municipal Park, 1815 Memorial Pkwy, Portland, TX. http://www.portlandtx.com/index.aspx?nid=126


-Kings Crossing Church of Christ Trunk or Treat from 5-7 PM.  Come bring your children to a safe environment and enjoy Trick or Treating, cake walk, face painting, bounce house, and magic carpet rides. The Corpus Christi Fire Department will have a Fire Truck for display, there will be hot dogs, chips and Blue Bell Ice Cream served. Blood mobile will be on hand from 4 to 7 pm.  5901 Yorktown.  Call (361) 992-8251 for more information.

-CHRISTUS Spohn Alice Trunk or Treat from 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm.  Booths, food, music and fun! Don't forget to bring your bags for gathering candy and treats! We'll be waiting for you in the Outpatient Parking Lot (behind the hospital). 2500 E. Main, Alice, TX https://www.facebook.com/events/1408794676016632

-Church of Reconciliation Day School Haunted House from 5 to 9 pm.  They are featuring a Haunted House for toddlers from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and a House of Terror for teens from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. There will also be an inflatable moon jump, hay ride, bake sale, and other amusements. Trick-or-Treaters will be blessed at 7:00 pm. Tickets will be sold at the entry for participants to use on rides and events. Any profit will go to the Day School.   4518 Saratoga Blvd.  For more information call (361) 852-9677.

-Sacred Heart Church Octoberfest Family Fun Festival from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM.  Octoberfest will include BBQ brisket plates, Mexican nachos, hotdogs, frito-pies, sausage wraps, fruit cups, DJ Noe, Bingo, moonwalk, games, Magic the Clown, Singer from Robstown, Allison Vela performing from 3 to 4 p.m. A live band will perform from 6 to 8 p.m.  Will be held at Central Catholic School Grounds, 1218 Lipan St. in Corpus Christi. For more information, please call (361) 883-6082.

-St. Philip the Apostle Halloween Fall Festival from 6 to 9 pm.  Family fun featuring a costume contest, silent auction, food, petting zoo, hay ride, and moonwalk.  3513 Cimarron Blvd.  Call (361)991-5146 for more information.

-Lexington Baptist Church Fall Festival from 3 to 6 pm. 3525 S. Padre Island Dr. For more information call 361-855-1554

-Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater Presents: Ghostbusters (PG) and 5K Run (or walk) from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm.  The start/finish line will be at the Watergardens with a screening of the 1984 classic Ghostubsters at 9pm.  Registration for the "Stay Puft 5K" www.vfitproductions.com or at V Fit Training Center. Registration is $30, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Ride-In Theater.  Enjoy the FREE movie at 9pm! The American Red Cross will be there passing out water and popcorn that night. Cash donations are encouraged.  Please register for the Stay Puft 5K today! Plan for a whole night of paranormal fun. Bring a chair or blanket for your viewing comfort.  Please read the parent’s guide before brining your children. Viewer discretion is advised.  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg Event info https://www.facebook.com/events/612116638838846/

Sunday, October 27
-St. John's United Methodist Church Family Fun in the Pumpkin Patch from 3 to 5 pm.  Caramel apple bar, popcorn and pumpkin punch, moon jump, pumpkin decorating.  Kids wear your costume and have your family picture taken.  5300 S Alameda St. Call 361-991-4342 for more information.  https://www.facebook.com/SJUMC


-Toys ''R'' Us Monster 500 Launch Event from 12 noon – 5pm.  "Calling all boys and ghouls! Join us for our Monster 500 kickoff event at your local Toys“R”Us store*! Check out the newest, exclusive, racecar toy line featuring spooky playsets like the Graveyard Gauntlet and Toxic Terror Trap! Each vehicle in the Monster 500 line comes with a unique trading card which unlocks a special part of the free Monster 500 app, available on iPhone and Android. Complimentary Monster 500 giveaways** will be available to all who play the game in-store!  **All giveaways and event materials are available while supplies last and will be distributed to participating children only. Limit one per child. Quantities limited; no rain checks. ** Parental supervision required at all times.  1220 Airline Rd.  For more information, call (361) 992-2429.  https://www.facebook.com/events/618286408213387

-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Haunted Museum from 6 to 10 pm.  6pm “Flashlight” Tours: Take flashlight tours of the Museum –a not so scary way for younger children & families to enjoy Halloween at the Museum!  7pm-10pm Haunt and Maze:  A haunted museum that is sure to scare, but welcomes children…if they dare! all ages (Rated PG)  $10 indoor haunts, $15 indoor haunts & outdoor labyrinth.  Experience the fun again for $2 in the No Scare Dare! 1900 N. Chaparral Street For more information or questions about ages contact them at 361-826-4667 or https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum.  https://www.ccmuseum.com/event/haunted-museum

-Galilean Lutheran Church Trunk or Treat from 6:30-7:30 pm.  All families and children are invited to come for Trunk or Treating, games, craft and movie.  Come in costume.  Come decorate your vehicle at 6:00pm with your choice of child-friendly decorations. Bring individually wrapped treats or goodies to hand out to the children beginning at 6:30pm.  Popcorn is provided!  Don't miss the fun and fellowship! Church parking lot, 3321 Cimarron Blvd. For information call 361-991-4593.   www.galileanlutheran.org

Tuesday, October 29th
-Halloween at the Corpus Christi IceRays Hockey Game at 6 pm. "Come out for some HALLOWEEN FUN with The IceRays Hockey Team!! If you did not get a FREE Ticket in your Corpus Christi Zombie Walk bags, come by TexasToyz & get a ticket voucher FREE (you will need to redeem this voucher at the American Bank Center up to 2 hours before the game in order to get a FREE TICKET)!  Also the Thriller Dance mob trained by the Cinderella Dance, Gym, Cheer & Modeling Corpus Christi will be performing at halftime on the ice! Invite your friends!  Free costume contest (ALL AGES & WHATEVER COSTUME YOU WANT to WEAR). Prizes donated by TexasToyz, Starplex Cinemas, plus more to come."  For more information, please contact https://www.facebook.com/CorpusChristiZombieWalk. Event info page https://www.facebook.com/events/242518375900484


Thursday, October 31 HALLOWEEN
-1st Annual Early Scholars Academy Fall Festival from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Parents, teachers, and children please join us for our first ever FALL FESTIVAL! Come dressed as your favorite storybook character and join us in a parade around the ESA, enjoy the cool fall weather and snuggle-up for our outdoor storytelling session, and create fall arts and crafts!  Free for Adults, $7.50 per Child* (3 - 8 years of age).  For information call Juanita Canales Early Childhood Specialist at 361-561-8541 or juanita.canales@esc2.us. 1356 FM 43.  http://www.esa.esc2.net/

-Grace United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat from 6:00 pm until 8:00pm.  Join them for some safe family fun! The entire community is invited to come by and Trunk or Treat! Games, prizes, and treats for the children! Hot dogs, chips and drinks to the first 200 people! Make plans to stop by and bring your friends!  Contact Debbie Shannon at 361-933-0109 for more details. 14521 Northwest Blvd.  https://www.facebook.com/events/601628193216339/

-Travis Baptist Church Trunk or Treat from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  A safe and fun alternative to door to door trick or treating.  5802 Weber Road.

-Peter Piper Pizza Halloween event
 from 5-8 pm. Activities will include a costume contest, coloring contest, free candy, door prizes, games and much more! Fun for all ages!  Both CC area locations: 4121 S Port Ave., (361) 853-5353 and 6193 Saratoga Blvd., (361) 993-9336.  http://www.peterpiperpizza.com/community/post/1262/89/


-First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi Noah's Ark - Fall Festival from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  Fun for the whole family! Games, door prizes, inflatables, pony rides, food, and more.  Most tickets will be 25 cents. Get 2 bonus tickets if you bring a can of food (10 tickets max per child) First Baptist Recreation Center, 3115 Ocean Dr.  For more information call (361) 888-8228.


-Journey Church of Corpus Christi Trunk or Treat from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  The event will hold two separate contests for attendees to participate in. A costume contest will include categories such as family groups & individual, biblical, super hero, cartoon / Disney, story characters, clowns, animals, funny, not scary. Prizes will also be given for best decorated trunks filled with your own candy.  The free event will also feature a Cake Walk, bouncies, clowns, face painting and more.  12150 IH-37 at Calicoatte Rd. For more information call 361-242-2272.


-Texas Sealife Center Haunted Trail from 8 to 10 pm.  There will also be activities for the faint of heart and kiddos to do inside the building. All proceeds go to the Texas Sealife Center. Trail is rated PG-13 but they will have candy, games, education animals and activities for the younger ones inside the building.  $5.00 per person.  
14220 SPID on the Island, to your left as you come off the bridge from Corpus Christi  
For information call (361) 589-4023 or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Sealife-Center/247619468596744?viewer_id=126110510798892

-The Believers' Fellowship Trunk or Treat from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Live Music Snow Cones Hot Dogs Popcorn Bounce House.  “Free event for the community on Halloween!!!! Bring your family and friends to Believers Fellowship Church Halloween night”.  4420 S. Staples.  For more information call 361-334-9723.

-Trunk or Treat at Padre Island Baptist Church from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  Fun, safe, and free event for the children.  Moon Jumps, Chili Cook-off.  14253 S. Padre Island Drive on the Island  (PIBC Parking Lot Across from Whataburger).  Call 361-949-8273 for info.

-South Shore Christian Church Trunk or Treat at 5:30 pm.  "Kids of all ages are welcome to come and have fun in the parking lot!" Free event! 4710 S. Alameda St.  For more information call 361-992-6391 https://www.facebook.com/events/660058037349519


-The Salvation Army Trunk-or-Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Free family friendly event. 1802 Buford St. https://www.facebook.com/tsacctx


-Trinity Worship Center Harvest Fest from 6 to 8 pm.  Games and prizes!  7010 Holly Road.  361-991-4444 for more information.


-Corpus Christi Worship Centre Hallelujah Night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Free fun, games, and candy.  5732 Kimbrough Dr.  https://www.facebook.com/ccworshipcentre

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