Corpus Christi Fun for Kids - November 2013 Activities

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


This is an ongoing November events 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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Friday, November 1
-Art Museum of South Texas First Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  The first Friday of every month is free public admission to the Art Museum of South Texas, courtesy of support from Schlotzsky's.  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. 1902 N Shoreline Blvd 
For more information, call the Art Museum at 361-825-3500.  http://www.stia.org

- November CC Downtown Artwalk starts at 5:30 pm.  Artists, food vendors, live music, Kids Fun Zone, and a prize drawing at 8:45 pm for valuable, local prizes and Dia de los Muertos weekend theme this month.  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 

-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History First Friday Artwalk Free Admission from 5:30-9 pm. Free craft project-painting pumpkins like sugar skulls and Art Walk debut of Museum Live. Their theater troupe will be displaying history come to life before your very eyes with 3 live theatre exhibits! Travel back in time with our General Store proprietor! Delight in timeless Southern hospitality with our resident homemaker in our authentic Shell-crete kitchen! Be transported to the 1800's in a one room schoolhouse for an "old school" learning experience!  Also face painting for a donation. 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. 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. For more information call 361-825-3500.  http://www.stia.org

-50th Annual Greek Festival of Corpus Christi from 5 to 11 pm. Church tours, pastries, bazaar, Greek dinner, and entertainment. Free admission.  St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 502 S. Chaparral.  https://www.facebook.com/events/733545156662007

-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 orhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Sealife-Center/247619468596744?viewer_id=126110510798892

Saturday, November 2
-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 Dia de los Muertos from 11:00 am - 2 pm.  Get creative and paint Dia de los Muertos themed pumpkins!! Free with paid 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

-Home Depot Kids Workshop: Sail a Mighty Ship from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Come build The Home Depot's spectacular Tabletop Ship!  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

-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “Thanksgiving Handcrafted Turkey” starting at 10 am. Kids, make a playful craft turkey with your hands... literally! Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop during their happy Thanksgiving Handcrafted Turkey Event! $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 - 11:30am. 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

-Art Museum of South Texas Family Day Dia De los Muertos from 10 am to 1 pm.  Highlighting the Mexican Folk Art from the Boeckman Collection, Tyler Museum of Art exhibition, Museum visitors will celebrate with live music, folklorico dancers, and authentic "pan de muerto" or Day of the Dead bread.  Special guests include artists Veronica and Patti Castillo and Stephen Vollmer.  Free to the Public.   1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. For more information call 361-825-3504.  http://www.stia.org

-Dia de los Muertos Street Festival from 3 p.m. to midnight.  Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume. The annual family-friendly event includes:
-Kid's Area: Games, crafts, rock climbing and piñatas!
-Main Stage: Live music and dancing!
-Cultural Stage: Folklorico dancing, music and more!
-K Space Gallery: Dia fine art Exhibit LOTERIA!
Also Hecho a Mano Art Expo, community altar, food, drinks and more.  The festival is held in the 400 & 500 blocks of Starr and 600-700 blocks of Mesquite Streets in downtown Corpus Christi.  Presented by K Space Contemporary and AXIS: Tattoo & Body Piercing. Benefiting K Space Contemporary, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to presenting and promoting contemporary art to South Texas.  Check out the website  for the full schedule and more information http://www.diadelosmuertoscc.com

-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

-50th Annual Greek Festival of Corpus Christi from 12 to 11 pm. Church tours, pastries, bazaar, Greek dinner, and entertainment. Free admission.  St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 502 S. Chaparral.  https://www.facebook.com/events/733545156662007

-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

-South Shore Christian Church 4th Annual Fall Neighborhood Carnival from 11 am to 2 pm. Admission is free. Carnival games start at 25 cents. Food starts at one dollar. This is a gift to the Coastal Bend community.  4710 S Alameda St. Call 361-992-6391 for more information. https://www.facebook.com/events/475363209229715

-Moody High School Fall Festival from 4 to 7 pm.  Games prizes, food and entertainment. 1818 Trojan Dr. Call 361-878-7340 for more information.

-AIM for the Coast Rockport at 8 am.  AIM for the Coast is an event with your choice of a 2Mile Run-Walk, 5K Run-Walk, 9 Mile Family Fun Bike Ride or 30 Mile Bike Ride. 2Mile Run-Walk (Ages 4 and Over), 5K Run-Walk (Ages 6 and Over), 9 Mile Family Fun Bike Ride (Ages 4 and Over).  30 Mile Bike Ride (Ages 6 and Over) Adult supervision is Strongly Recommended for Children under 12 years of age.  Fees: Adult (Ages 13 and Over) $35.00 at Packet Pickup or Race Day, 5K Run-Walk: $40.00 at Packet Pickup or Race Day, 30 Mile Bike Ride: $45.00 at Packet Pickup or Race Day.  Youth (12 and Under) 2Mile Run-Walk / 5K Run-Walk / 9M Bike Ride / 30M Bike Ride - FREE - NO Charge 
Rockport Beach Park, Beachfront Pavillion, 521 Seabreeze, Rockport, TX http://www.onestoprace.com/search/event.aspx?id=22396 for more info. 

Sunday, November 3
-November Bridgewalk and Fitness Sunday from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. Come out to Heritage Park on the first Sunday each month and participate in bridge walking.  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.  http://on.fb.me/16kHE0N

-50th Annual Greek Festival of Corpus Christi from 12 to 5 pm. Church tours, pastries, bazaar, Greek dinner, and entertainment. Free admission.  St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 502 S.Chaparral.

Tuesday, November 5
-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!  This free monthly event is for children 5 and under. 5488 South Padre Island Dr., Call 361-991-5718 for information. https://www.facebook.com/events/474001249365147/
Thursday, November 7
-La Palmera Santa's Arrival Celebration from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  “Join La Palmera for a night of FREE family fun as we welcome Santa! Live entertainment, children's activity, holiday shopping, story time with Mrs. Claus, the Forest of Giving, Giveaways and more!” 5488 South Padre Island Dr., Call 361-991-5718 for information. https://www.facebook.com/events/621012184604115

Friday, November 8th
-Los Encinos Elementary 2nd Annual Eaglefest from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  1826 Frio St. Food, moon jumps, games, live music. For information call (361) 878-2600.

-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, kids karaoke and more. Cost: $20/child, Ages: 5 years – 12 years.  Membership is not required. Each child must have a signed release of liability on file.  Copy and paste this link to download the registration form: http://n1media1.files1.chalkjock.com/52891/1395191759527a7344adda9.doc. Take advantage of hassle free pre-registration during the following times: Wednesday 3:00 – 8:30 PM, Thursday 3:00 – 8:30 PM, Friday 2:00 – 6:00 PM The registration form and payment must be received to be considered “pre-registered.” 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

-TexasToys/StarPlex Thor The Dark World Costume Contest Party from 5:30 until 8:00 pm.  Costume contest with $100 gift certificate to TexasToyz for 1st place, $50 for 2nd, and $25 for 3rd.  FREE Thor Comic (while supplies last).  5218 Silverberry Dr., https://www.facebook.com/events/606277476097721


-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

Saturday, November 9
-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

-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Kid's Corner: Electrifying Energy from 11am-2pm.  Experience hair raising electricty and make sparks fly! Become apprentice electricians and create your own electric potato!  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 or https://www.ccmuseum.com

-Art Museum of South Texas Young Artist Workshop from 10:30am - 12:00pm! This workshop is for ages 5-12. They will be creating stunning Sunset Silhouettes through an exploration in watercolors, pastels and construction paper. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. To secure your child's place in this program, RSVP to 361-825-3504 by noon Fri. 11/8/13. 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. For more information call 361-825-3504.  http://www.stia.org

-Mayor’s Fitness Council Inaugural  Kite Fest from 11 am to 3 pm. Sometimes getting fit starts with just getting outdoors, moving around and having fun! Build Your Own Kite tent!  The Central Texas Kiteboarding Association will be doing demonstrations in Corpus Christi Bay throughout the event.  Moonwalks, music and more!  The Mayor’s Fitness Council encourages you to make this a healthy day for you and your family.  Pack a healthy picnic and come down to the park to enjoy the fun.  So come out to Cole Park and enjoy a day of kite watching, building and flying!  Cole Park, 1526 Ocean Dr.  For more information about the festival contact Kimberly Cook at berlycook@gmail.com or Stacie Talbert at staciet@cctexas.com. http://www.ccmayorsfitnesscouncil.com/corpus-christi-kite-festival/

Schedule of activities at the Amphitheater:
11:00 am        Welcome and Kick Off
11:15 am        Moody High School Strutters Dance and Stand Routines
11:45 am        Texas State Aquarium Demonstration
12:15 pm        Moody High School Key Club Kite Competitions
12:45 pm        Carter Tate Stunt Kite Flying Demonstration
1:15   pm        Moody High School Key Club Kite Flying Competition, awards
1:45   pm        TAMUCC Activity
2:15   pm        Platypus Active Kid Activities

-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “Winter Wonderland Snow Globe” starting at 10 am. Kids, make a scene this holiday season.  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  Rainbow Loom Meet Up from 2 to 4 pm. "Do you LOVE the Rainbow Loom? Grab your loom and bands, then ask Mom or Dad if you can head to Michaels and meet up with other Rainbow Loom lovers to create fun and fantastic bands!" Cost: $5 Per Child, Supplies Not Included. Age: 6+  4717-E S Padre Island Dr.  Phone: (361) 851-9360 http://www.michaels.com/Store-Events/store-events,default,pg.html

-Islander Cultural Alliance Culture Fest from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.  "Join ICA for our annual celebration and enjoy food from around the world as well as performances by, The Pacific Islanders, Hourglass Bellydance, Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance, Aruande Capoeria Club, Ballet Folklorico Viva Mexico. This event is free and open to the Corpus Christi Community." Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, University Center Commons area. 6300 Ocean Dr.  For more information, call 361-825-2539 or email ica@tamucc.edu. 

-Padre Island National Seashore Free Entrance into the Park!  Free admission for all in honor of Veteran’s Day.  20301 Park Road 22, 361-949-8173 (Headquarters), 361-949-8068 (Visitor Center)

-Calk Cardinal Fest from noon - 4:00 pm.  For information contact Amy Arzuaga, PTA President at 460-9209 for information.

-Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Noche de Fiesta from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Featuring Sebastian De La Cruz, Mariachi Del Rey. H.M. King High School, Kingsville Youth Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi Nuevo Royal , Mariachi Estrella, Premont High School.  General Admission - $20, VIP Admission $25 (front center rows include Meet and Greet passes).  Limited seating available, doors open at 6:00 p.m.  For more ticket information, call Juan Jose Sanchez (361) 562-8497 or the Parish Office (361) 592-3489.  Edward N. Jones Auditorium, 855 North Armstrong, Kingsville, TX  http://ourladykingsville.org/115

Sunday, November 10
-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Customer Appreciation FREE Day from 12 to 5 pm.  In appreciation for the museum being awarded the 40 Things to Do Best Museum in Corpus Christi they are giving us a FREE day!  Refreshments, Museum Live shows, Science Experiments, tours, Animals, raffles and other really fun stuff!  FREE to the public.  1900 N Chaparral St., Call (361) 826-4667 for more information. https://www.ccmuseum.com 

-Texas State Aquarium:Dollar Day from 9 am to 5 pm.  The Texas State Aquarium will host a in honor of Veteran’s Day, thanks to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF), featuring $1 admission for all visitors, an enhanced schedule of programs, and a special gift from CBCF upon entry.  2710 North Shoreline Boulevard.  Call (800) 477-4853 for more information or visit https://www.facebook.com/TXStateAquarium

-Padre Island National Seashore Free Entrance into the Park!  Free admission for all in honor of Veteran’s Day.  20301 Park Road 22, 361-949-8173 (Headquarters), 361-949-8068 (Visitor Center)


Monday, November 11
-Padre Island National Seashore Free Entrance into the Park!  Free admission for all in honor of Veteran’s Day.  20301 Park Road 22, 361-949-8173 (Headquarters), 361-949-8068 (Visitor Center)

Tuesday, November 12

-Janet F. Harte Public LibraryTablets for Tots program at 11 am. Come and listen to and watch a story and then enjoy a related activity on our kid-friendly tablets. Preregistration is required for each program and a caregiver must assist the child with the tablet. 2629 Waldron Rd.  To register call 361-937-6569.  https://www.facebook.com/hartelibrary
Wednesday, November 13
-Barnes & Noble Toddler Time at 10 am. Join Rosa as she reads a couple of stories from her favorite selection of children's books! 5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818


Friday, November 15
-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Home School Day: Outer Space from 9 am to 1 pm.  Are we really alone??  Take a voyage through the universe with the museum as we investigate the universe beyond us and find the answer to what’s really out there?!?  Admission Fee: $25.00 – Non- Members, $15.00 – Members.  Option to purchase a boxed lunch is available for $6.00. Pre-register please. 1900 N Chaparral St.  For more information please contact Sarah Coles at Sarahc@cctexas.com or call 361-826-4667.  https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum or https://www.ccmuseum.com

Saturday, November 16
-Driscoll Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention Program Bicycle Rodeo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They have teamed up with Kohl’s Department Stores for a helmet giveaway for children. To participate in the rodeo, children must arrive at 9:30 a.m. with their bicycle. Those arriving after 9:30 a.m. will still be eligible to receive a free helmet, with or without a bicycle. Kohl's will also present to Driscoll Children's Hospital a check for $42,015 at 11:05 am.  To register for the rodeo, parents can call (361) 694-6700.  Driscoll Children's Hospital Injury Prevention Program building parking lot, 3533 S. Alameda St.

-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

-Ben F. McDonald Public Library Create Your Own Healthy Meal with Chef Dave from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2 to 4 pm.  Chef Dave is a culinary instructor from the Corpus Christi Food Bank.  He will be conducting the class.  This class is especially for young people and their families.  Learn how chefs REALLY think when creating healthy meals by combining the flavors, textures and colors of real food ingredients.  Please RSVP at (361) 826-2356 or in person.  4044 Greenwood Dr.  (BOTH TIMES ARE FULL)


-Career Day at the Early Scholars Academy from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.  2nd grade students are invited to a Career Day where they will have the opportunity to visit with professionals from several different industries and learn about different career paths and industries. Local professionals will talk to students about the work they do in their jobs and why it is important to stay in school. They will explain the kinds of things students must learn and how they can shape their futures with the career choices they make. Will include grade-level appropriate activities related to careers and education pathways. Come explore the promising futures of tomorrow for today’s young children! Lunch from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm.  1356 FM 43 (adjacent to the London ISD school complex).  For information visit www.esa.esc2.net  or call them at 361-452-4600

-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Kid's Corner: Got Geography? from 11am to 2 pm.  It's Geography Awareness Week! Join us while we explore cartography and learn all about the technology that goes into making a map.  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 or https://www.ccmuseum.com

-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “Rudy the Reindeer Ornament” starting at 10 am. Kids, make a fun reindeer ornament for your holiday tree.  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 Rainbow Loom Meet Up from 2 to 4 pm. "Do you LOVE the Rainbow Loom? Grab your loom and bands, then ask Mom or Dad if you can head to Michaels and meet up with other Rainbow Loom lovers to create fun and fantastic bands!" $5 Per Child, Supplies Not Included. Ages 6+.  4717-E S Padre Island Dr.  (361) 851-9360 http://www.michaels.com/Store-Events/store-events,default,pg.html

-Yorktown Christian Academy Festival of the Light Market & Silent Auction fundraiser from 9 am to 3 pm. Fun and fellowship including with games, bouncy houses, a petting zoo, face painting, hay rides, a prayer tent, and local characters handing out coupons and prizes.  Silent Auction with donations from over 200 local businesses   Indoor Market with local and national vendors selling everything from jewelry, furniture, make-up, home and holiday décor, and much more.  Free and open to the public.  Tickets for food/drinks, games, and rides will be available for sale.  Funds raised from this event will go towards school scholarships, classroom supplies, and other educational materials needed at Yorktown Christian Academy.  5025A Yorktown Blvd. Visit www.yca-cc.org for more information or call Yorktown Christian Academy at (361) 985-9960. https://www.facebook.com/events/281184722020977


-Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Hunger Games Program at 1 pm.  Trivia, games, crafts and refreshments in anticipation of the theatrical release of Catching Fire. The first movie The Hunger Games will be shown at 2:30. Your child over the age of 10 may participate in the activities but must be at least 13 years old to stay for the movie or be accompanied by a parent. (Movie is rated PG-13) 5930 Brockhampton, Call them at (361) 991-0464 for more information.


-Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Saturday at the Movies at 3 pm. Come watch a family oriented movie.  3202 McKinzie Rd.  Call (361) 826-2350 for more information.

-Corpus Christi Jewish Food Festival from 5 to 9 pm.  4402 Saratoga Blvd.  Food, shopping, and  live Jewish music! Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/610125759038686

Sunday, November 17
-Corpus Christi Jewish Food Festival from 10 am to 2 pm. 4402 Saratoga Blvd.  Fun, food and shopping! Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/610125759038686

Wednesday, November 20

-Barnes & Noble Toddler Time at 10 am. Join Rosa as she reads a couple of stories from her favorite selection of children's books! 5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818


Friday, November 22
-2nd Annual Kingsville Ranch Hand Festival from 9:30 am – 10 pm.  The Kingsville Ranch Hand Festival was started last year partnering with the traditional annual Ranch Hand Breakfast held on the King Ranch in order to bring visitors to Historic Downtown Kingsville.  Local museums, artists, businesses, community organizations, vendors and the university work together to provide cowboy-themed entertainment and activities. Downtown Kingsville, 100 Kleberg Avenue, Kingsville, TX.  Visit http://RanchHandFestival.com for schedule and more details.

-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


-Northwest Kids Sports Complex Friday Night Fun from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM.  Drop your kids off to enjoy open gym, dancing, poolside, movies, pizza, kids karaoke and more. Cost: $20/child, Ages: 5 years – 12 years. Membership is not required. Each child must have a signed release of liability on file.  Download registration form  at http://n1media1.files1.chalkjock.com/52891/98381973752816997f2b7e.pdf .  12212 Leopard St. Call (361) 241-0952 or email nwk@nwksports.com for more info. https://www.facebook.com/NWKSports

-Harbor Playhouse Presents A Christmas Carol at 7:30 pm. “Ring in the holidays with our annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol brought to life by amazing local talent, here at Harbor Playhouse. Watch as fabled miser Ebenezer Scrooge experiences visits from the legendary Christmas ghosts of his past, present and future. This extraordinary Broadway adaptation comes to Harbor Playhouse's Mainstage and features gorgeous costumes and music by Broadway veterans Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Okrent. Bring the whole family to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This holiday show is guaranteed to usher in the Christmas season!” Tickets are $6 for children/students, $13 for military, and $16 for adults.  Harbor Playhouse, 1 Bayfront Park.  For info call (361) 882-5500 or https://www.facebook.com/events/1404827416407906.


-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Nightlab Cub Scout Overnight from 6 pm to 8 am.  There’s been a crime at the museum! Help crack the case by collecting evidence, analyzing fingerprints, deciphering hand writing, exploring chromatography and so much more.  Just for kids ages 7+.  NightLab camp-ins include dinner, snack and breakfast.  Cost: $45/child, minimum 30 children. $20/adult, minimum 1 adult per 5 children. Preregister please.  1900 N Chaparral St.  For more information please contact Sarah Coles at Sarahc@cctexas.com or call 361-826-4667.  https://www.ccmuseum.com  

Saturday, November 23
-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

-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Kid's Corner: The Science of Thanksgiving from 11 am to 2 pm.  Thanksgiving is a day to gather with friends and family and celebrate, but what are you really eating?We'll experiment with some traditional thanksgiving treats and find out what's really in that yummy food!  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 or https://www.ccmuseum.com

-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “Festive Felt Stocking” starting at 10 am. Kids, create a crafty handmade stocking for Christmas.  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  Rainbow Loom Meet Up from 2 to 4 pm. "Do you LOVE the Rainbow Loom? Grab your loom and bands, then ask Mom or Dad if you can head to Michaels and meet up with other Rainbow Loom lovers to create fun and fantastic bands!" Cost: $5 Per Child, Supplies Not Included. Age: 6+  4717-E S Padre Island Dr.  Phone: (361) 851-9360 http://www.michaels.com/Store-Events/store-events,default,pg.html

-Early Scholars Academy Family Days: All Things Living at 9 am. Parents bring your children for an educational experience like no other. Visit their state of the art facility for interactive learning in one of their 3 thematic pods.  All Things Living consists of the Greenhouse, Amazing Me, and Animal discovery centers. They provide self-guided lessons for you and your child to discover together.  Each pod is designed to encourage learning through hands on activities, group activities and observations. Designed for children 3.5 - 8 years of age.   Note: Parents are required to attend this event with children, maximum of 2 children per adult.  Cost per adult: $7.50, child: $7.50.  For more information, please contact Juanita Canales at juanita.canales@esc2.us or call (361) 452-4600.  1356 FM 43 (adjacent to the London ISD school complex). Register http://fmp12.esc2.net/ESA/. View flyer at http://bit.ly/17t9i9l

-23rd Annual Ranch Hand Breakfast at King Ranch from 7 – 11 a.m. Come enjoy an authentic, hearty, cowboy breakfast, cooked and served outdoors on historic King Ranch.  Local volunteers will be serving up heaping plates of eggs, refried beans, biscuit’s ‘n gravy, sausage, tortillas, coffee and juice.  Team roping and old-time cow camp cooking demonstration will be part of the morning’s activities, along with storytelling, and musical entertainment. Come join us for a taste of the cowboy life on historic King Ranch.  Tickets ages 4 and up $6.00 – ages 3 and under FREE!  King Ranch, Highway 141, Kingsville, Texas    For more information call: 1-800-333-5032 or 361-221-0116. http://www.king-ranch.com/visit/special-events


-2nd Annual Kingsville Ranch Hand Festival from 9:30 am – 10 pm.  The Kingsville Ranch Hand Festival was started last year partnering with the traditional annual Ranch Hand Breakfast held on the King Ranch in order to bring visitors to Historic Downtown Kingsville.  Local museums, artists, businesses, community organizations, vendors and the university work together to provide cowboy-themed entertainment and activities. Downtown Kingsville, 100 Kleberg Avenue, Kingsville, TX.  Visit http://RanchHandFestival.com for schedule and more details.


-Kleberg County Parks Chalk Art Contest from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Registration starts at 10 am at Kleberg & 7th street Downtown Kingsville. Start chalking 1:00-3:00 pm. Chalk provided. $5.00 entry fee. Ages 0 & up. https://www.facebook.com/events/231724726989114


-Half Price Books Booksgiving Day at 1 pm. HPB and the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy are partnering to bring literacy home with a  special storytime. Every child who attends will receive a FREE book to take home.  Limit one preselected book per child while supplies last.  Moore Plaza, 5425 SPID.  Phone: 361-991-4494 http://hpb.com/booksgiving


-Harbor Playhouse Presents A Christmas Carol at 7:30 pm. “Ring in the holidays with our annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol brought to life by amazing local talent, here at Harbor Playhouse. Watch as fabled miser Ebenezer Scrooge experiences visits from the legendary Christmas ghosts of his past, present and future. This extraordinary Broadway adaptation comes to Harbor Playhouse's Mainstage and features gorgeous costumes and music by Broadway veterans Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Okrent. Bring the whole family to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This holiday show is guaranteed to usher in the Christmas season!” Tickets are $6 for children/students, $13 for military, and $16 for adults.  Harbor Playhouse, 1 Bayfront Park.  For info call (361) 882-5500 or https://www.facebook.com/events/1404827416407906.


-November Island Moon Market from 9am to 5pm.  South Texas' premier vendor market now has indoor and outdoor spaces in a new location: Padre Balli Park, at the Briscoe King Pavilion, adjacent to Bob Hall Pier! Come out to the Island and shop the 38 vendors (and counting)! We are loaded with one-of-a-kind; hand-made and unique gift ideas for your holiday shopping! Come join us for all your holiday shopping needs! Free admission and parking. 15820 Park Road 22.  For more information www.islandmoonmarket.com or www.facebook.com/islandmoonmarket


-Fall Arts and Crafts Fair at the Southside Farmers’ Market from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In the Parking lot of "The Market on Everhart" shopping center, 5800 Everhart.   https://www.facebook.com/CCFarmersMarket



-Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Fiction and Flicks at 2 p.m.  "Perks of Being a Wallflower" by  Stephen Chbosky.  Join the young adult book discussion, then watch the movie.  1230 Carmel Pkwy. Call (361) 826-2370 for more information.

Sunday, November 24
-2nd Annual Kingsville Ranch Hand Festival from 9:30 am – 10 pm.  The Kingsville Ranch Hand Festival was started last year partnering with the traditional annual Ranch Hand Breakfast held on the King Ranch in order to bring visitors to Historic Downtown Kingsville.  Local museums, artists, businesses, community organizations, vendors and the university work together to provide cowboy-themed entertainment and activities. Downtown Kingsville, 100 Kleberg Avenue, Kingsville, TX.  Visit http://RanchHandFestival.com for schedule and more details.


-5th Annual Corpus Classic National Qualifier cheer competition from 10am to 4pm.  Over 500 area athletes will fill the Arena with spirit, ranging from 3 to 18 years of age. These talented contestants will dance, leap, tumble and cheer, competing in over 20 different categories for trophies, plaques, banners and a bid to the Fun Cheer National Championship that will be held March 8, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  Admission to the Corpus Classic Fun Cheer event is $10 each and children ages 5 and under are free. Parking is free. Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds Central Pavilion Area, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd. Robstown, TX. For more information call Denise & Ross Marin at (512) 388-3470 or visit www.funcheer.com.


-Harbor Playhouse Presents A Christmas Carol at 2 pm. “Ring in the holidays with our annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol brought to life by amazing local talent, here at Harbor Playhouse. Watch as fabled miser Ebenezer Scrooge experiences visits from the legendary Christmas ghosts of his past, present and future. This extraordinary Broadway adaptation comes to Harbor Playhouse's Mainstage and features gorgeous costumes and music by Broadway veterans Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Okrent. Bring the whole family to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This holiday show is guaranteed to usher in the Christmas season!” Tickets are $6 for children/students, $13 for military, and $16 for adults.  Harbor Playhouse, 1 Bayfront Park.  For info call (361) 882-5500 or https://www.facebook.com/events/1404827416407906.


Tuesday, November 26
-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Drop 'N Shop Camp Days: Kitchen Chemistry from 9 am to 3 pm.  Don your lab coat and your chef’s hat to cook up some chemistry! Will it make a tasty treat or cause a kitchen disaster?  Drop the kids off with us for a day of excitement and science while you prepare for the holidays! Cost includes a snack and boxed lunch. Age groups 5-8; 9 and up.  $65/day non-members, $60/day members. Call 361-826-4667 to reserve your spot. 1900 N. Chaparral https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum or https://www.ccmuseum.com


-Janet F. Harte Public LibraryTablets for Tots program at 11 am. Come and listen to and watch a story and then enjoy a related activity on our kid-friendly tablets. Preregistration is required for each program and a caregiver must assist the child with the tablet. 2629 Waldron Rd.  To register call 361-937-6569.  https://www.facebook.com/hartelibrary

Wednesday, November 27
-Barnes & Noble Toddler Time at 10 am. Join Rosa as she reads a couple of stories from her favorite selection of children's books! 5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818

-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Drop 'N Shop Camp Days: Bugsapalooza from 9 am to 3 pm.  Grab your bug hunting gear and let's get down and dirty! Explore native species of insects and their habitats, catch and mount your own insect, and discover how insects shape the world we live in today.  Drop the kids off with us for a day of excitement and science while you prepare for the holidays! Cost includes a snack and boxed lunch. Age groups 5-8; 9 and up.  $65/day non-members, $55/day members. Call 361-826-4667 to reserve your spot. 1900 N. Chaparral. https://www.ccmuseum.com or https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum

Friday, November 29
-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Drop 'N Shop Camp Days: Gross Anatomy from 9 am to 3 pm.  Every animal has a body that is perfect for their lifestyle.  Examine anatomy and the body systems of different animals by engaging in a real dissection, handling real life animals and designing your ideal animal costume!  Drop the kids off with us for a day of excitement and science while you prepare for the holidays! Cost includes a snack and boxed lunch. Age groups 5-8; 9 and up.  $65/day non-members, $5=60/day members.  Call 361-826-4667 to reserve your spot. 1900 N. Chaparral. https://www.ccmuseum.com or

-Harbor Playhouse Presents A Christmas Carol at 7:30 pm. “Ring in the holidays with our annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol brought to life by amazing local talent, here at Harbor Playhouse. Watch as fabled miser Ebenezer Scrooge experiences visits from the legendary Christmas ghosts of his past, present and future. This extraordinary Broadway adaptation comes to Harbor Playhouse's Mainstage and features gorgeous costumes and music by Broadway veterans Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Okrent. Bring the whole family to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This holiday show is guaranteed to usher in the Christmas season!” Tickets are $6 for children/students, $13 for military, and $16 for adults.  Harbor Playhouse, 1 Bayfront Park.  For info call (361) 882-5500 or http://www.harborplayhouse.com.

Saturday, November 30
-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

-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Discovery Stations from 11 am to 2 pm.  NEW AT THE MUSEUM! Learning carts full of interesting factoids, fun activities, interactive demonstrations and more will be placed around the Museum for visitors to explore scientific and cultural ideas about the “what, when, why, where, and how” questions of the world around us.  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.ccmuseum.com 
or https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum 

-Home Depot Kids Workshop "Make a Small Toolbox" from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Have fun building a small toolbox for the holidays at this special holiday Kids Workshop! FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 - 12.  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, and a Workshop Apron. One workshop kit, and apron per child, while supplies last.  Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, and apron. Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m. At all Home Depot locations. Call your local store or visit website for more info. Register online to help them plan their craft kit quantities at http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops

-Shear Bliss Alpacas Alpaca Christmas from 10 am to 4 pm. Kids can feed the alpacas, you can meet the alpacas up close and we will have all of our alpaca goodies/stocking stuffers available. 605 Silver Creek Road, Sinton, Texas.  Call (361) 287-3643 for more information.  https://www.facebook.com/events/608077162587895/
        
-Mustang Island State Park “The Stars at Night are Big & Bright!” from 8 to 9 PM. A fun-filled evening of stargazing! Learn all about the night sky from a Ranger and get a chance to look up close at some cool celestial objects!  Meet in the Day Use area parking lot by 8:00PM. The will have a telescope, but feel free to bring your own if you'd like to! Bring a chair if you'd like and dress for the weather!  This program is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions and cloud cover. All programs are free of charge; regular park entrance fees apply($5 per adult).. Mustang Island State Park, 17047 State Hwy 361, Port Aransas, TX.  For more information contact Nina Cardenas at nina.cardenas@tpwd.texas.gov or (361) 749-5246

 -Harbor Playhouse Presents A Christmas Carol at 7:30 pm. “Ring in the holidays with our annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol brought to life by amazing local talent, here at Harbor Playhouse. Watch as fabled miser Ebenezer Scrooge experiences visits from the legendary Christmas ghosts of his past, present and future. This extraordinary Broadway adaptation comes to Harbor Playhouse's Mainstage and features gorgeous costumes and music by Broadway veterans Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Okrent. Bring the whole family to Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. This holiday show is guaranteed to usher in the Christmas season!” Tickets are $6 for children/students, $13 for military, and $16 for adults.  Harbor Playhouse, 1 Bayfront Park.  For info call (361) 882-5500 or http://www.harborplayhouse.com.
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