Corpus Christi Fun for Kids - February 2014 Activities

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

This is an ongoing February 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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Wednesday, February 26
-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

 Saturday, February 1
-Home Depot Kids Workshop Build a Home Depot Race Car from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  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, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.  One workshop kit, apron and pin per child, while supplies last.  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 online will help them better plan their craft kit quantities needed.  Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m. http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops

-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “Crafty Valentine's Day Bag” starting at 10 am. Join us for our Crafty Valentine's Day Bag 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 - 11:30 am. See a store associate to join the fun! 4717-E S Padre Island Dr. Call (361) 851-9360 for more information. http://www.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

-Art Museum of South Texas Super Sartaday: Ansel Adams and the Elements of Art from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.  After viewing the photographs and identifying the elements of art in the Ansel Adams: Western Exposure exhibition from Adams' personal collection owned by his family, we’ll head down the studio and draw our own interpretations of Adams' landscapes.  For ages 5-12.  $5-members/$10-nonmembers. Johnson Building, 1st floor, art studio.  1902 N Shoreline Blvd.  For more information, call the Art Museum at 361-825-3500.  


-Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Groundhog Day Program at 3:00 PM.  Join us for a story, songs, craft and fun.  5930 Brockhampton.  Contact (361) 826-2360 for more information.


-Barnes & Noble The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition at 11 am.  Join us for a super special shindig -- The Elf on the Shelf: A Birthday Tradition. Featuring a visit from the Elf, stories, activities and more.  5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818

-Barnes & Noble Sesame Street Day at 3:00 PM.  Join us in hosting Sesame Street Day! We will have various Sesame Street activities.  5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818

Sunday, February 2          
-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Museum LIVE!! from 12 to 5 pm.  “Watch Corpus Christi’s history come to life before your very eyes every SUNDAY with our 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 our one room schoolhouse for an “old school” learning experience!”  Event is FREE for members or with General 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.  Call (361) 826-4667 for information or visit.

-Art Museum of South Texas Family Day from 1 to 3 pm.  Visionarios 2014 Annual Youth Art Contest Family Day and Awards Presentation.  Sponsored in part by Flint Hills Resources, this annual youth art and essay contest celebrates its 13th year with a new theme: ReNew, ReUse, ReStart. Showcased in select galleries of the Museum, the entries represent talented 1st through 12th graders from the Coastal Bend region.  Live entertainment and hands-on activities round out this exciting afternoon!  Free to the public (no admission on this day).   1902 N Shoreline Blvd.  For more information, call the Art Museum at 361-825-3500.  
http://www.stia.org


Tuesday, February 4
-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/179673125576862/


Wednesday, February 5
-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, February 7
-Art Museum of South Texas Free FIRST FRIDAY from 10 am - 5 pm.  Free admission.  Don't miss this opportunity to view their newest exhibit Ansel Adams: Western Exposure, which features photographs from Adam's personal collection owned by his family. 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.  Call (361) 825-3500 for more information.  http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org

 -February CC Downtown Artwalk starts at 5:30 pm.  Artists, food vendors, live music, Kids Fun Zone with face painting for the kids and tunnel tours for all the family.  The theme in the park this month is Mardi Gras so bead up and come on Downtown. Mardi Gras T-Shirts will be given away in limited numbers.  Don’t forget to watch for the CCPD mounted patrol who are always happy to pose for photographs with the kids.  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 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 – Black History Month from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm. FREE admission.  Join in on the fun while we celebrate Black History Month! There will be photographs, tolerance activities and even a Museum Live production of Martin Luther King!  1900 N. Chaparral.  Call (361) 826-4667 for information or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum


-Tippi Toes Dance Company Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Dance from 6-7:30 pm.  Sign your dancer up for a night of dancing, dining & fun crafts and raffle prizes! Only $30 per couple (daddy & daughter) and $10 per additional daughter, so sign up now because spacing is limited!! Formal attire.  Event is open to the public (you're dancer does not have to be enrolled in Tippi Toes to attend the dance), call or email their office to sign up for the dance 361-814-4307 or CorpusChristi@TippiToesDance.com.  
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tippi-Toes-Corpus-Christi/256647497699104?hc_location=timeline

-Gattitown Corpus Christi Father Daughter Dance
 at 6 pm.  Each couple will receive dinner and drinks for 2, $6 game card, corsage, DJ, and photograph memento.  5513 Saratoga Blvd.  For more info please call 361-906-0029.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gattitown-Corpus-Christi/109256702439302

Saturday, February 8
-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Second Saturday – Family Fun Day!! from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Valentine’s Day is coming! Learn the history behind St. Valentine, make your own love notes and discover the science behind love!  Event is FREE for members or with General 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.  Call (361) 826-4667 for information or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum

-Janet F. Harte Public Library “Valentine Party for a Prince or Princess” at 2:00 p.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this fun program for children.  Children are welcome to dress up as “royalty” for this fun event. We will provide a story, craft and refreshments, and the children will “parade” through the library. Free and open to the public. For all ages. 2629 Waldron Rd. Contact (361) 937-6569 for more information.  https://www.facebook.com/hartelibrary


-Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library "Feathers...Why?" at 2 p.m.  Presented by Beth Hoekje the education director at Hazel Bazemore Park.  Ever wonder why some birds fly and some don't even if they have feathers? Celebrate "National Wild Bird Feeding Month" and learn about birds, feathers, and other interesting things.  1230 Carmel Pkwy.  Call (361) 826-2370 for more information.  https://www.facebook.com/neylandlibrary

-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “Sweet Treat Card” starting at 10 am. Share the sweetness. Kids, come craft a fun card for someone you love. Join us for our Sweet Treat Card 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. Call (361) 851-9360 for more information. http://www.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

-Early Scholars Academy Family Days “All Things Living” from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Parents take 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 Around the World consists of the Tropics, Ocean, and Polar discovery centers. All Things Living consists of the Greenhouse, Amazing Me, and Animal discovery centers. Destination Exploration consists of the Space, Earth, and Community 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. Note: Parents are required to attend this event with children. Designed for children 3.5 - 8 years of age.  Cost per Adult: $7.50 Cost per Child: $7.50.  For more information, please contact Juanita Canales at juanita.canales@esc2.us or call (361) 452-4600.  Located at 1356 FM 43 (adjacent to the London ISD school complex). To register http://fmp12.esc2.net/ESA


-Art Museum of South Texas Young Artist Workshop from 10:30 am - 12 pm.  We've Got HeART in this next installment of our YOUNG ARTIST WORKSHOP (ages K5-12) series. In celebration of the upcoming holiday, we're making lots of heart-themed projects with a variety of media including stained glass hearts, bubble-printed hearts and more! The cost is $5 for members / $10 for nonmembers. Call 361-825-3504 to pre-register. 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.  http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org

-Barnes & Noble Valentine's Day Storytime at 11 am.  Valentine's Day Storytime featuring Love Monster. Stories, activities and Valentine's treats. 5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818

-Barnes & Noble Creativity Can Hands-On Learning Event at 3:00 PM.  Enjoy Hands-On Learning fun with Creativity Can in select stores February 7 through 9. Creative exploration with crafty materials for kids ages 4 and up.  5129 Blanche D Moore Drive, 361-992-1339. http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2818


-Toys R Us The LEGO Movie Build Event from 12 to 2 pm.  To mark the official release of The LEGO Movie in theaters, little builders are invited to construct – and take home – Emmet’s car, and also take part in a Nintendo 2DS demonstration of the all-new The LEGO Movie video game at their local Toys“R”Us store. Plus, attendees can enter a raffle to win exciting prizes! 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 https://www.facebook.com/events/1437191383180215/

-Fulton Mansion State Historic Site Love Your Community from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.  FREE, family Valentine's event at the Education and History Center.  Join them for a special Family Fun day with the Texas Maritime Museum and the Rockport Center for the Arts.  They will be making Valentine's crafts for everyone in your community.  317 Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport, Texas  https://www.facebook.com/visitfultonmansion

 -Tippi Toes Dance Company Second Annual Daddy & Daughter Dance from 6-7:30 pm.  Sign your dancer up for a night of dancing, dining & fun crafts and raffle prizes! Only $30 per couple (daddy & daughter) and $10 per additional daughter, so sign up now because spacing is limited!! Formal attire.  Event is open to the public (you're dancer does not have to be enrolled in Tippi Toes to attend the dance), call or email their office to sign up for the dance 361-814-4307 or CorpusChristi@TippiToesDance.com.  

Sunday, February 9
-February Mardi Gras Bridgewalk and Fitness Sunday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. Come out to Heritage Park on the first Sunday each month and participate in bridge walking.  The first 10 walkers returning to Heritage Park wearing masks, beads, or any other Mardi Gras related item will win a special Mardi Gras T-Shirt. This month there will be Yoga, Zumba, Tai-Chi, and Junior League will have a kids activity as usual but there will also be some new activities for February including Bailamos Dance Fitness will offer free piloxing, cardio kickboxing or bokwa and have also partnered with Herbalife to offer 24Fit Club – free excercises and Z-Live will also be offering a different 24Fit Club class in addition to their usual Zumba sessions. There is something for all the family.  Register on the website just to give them an idea of numbers to expect.  http://www.bridgewalkcc.com/welcome-2/walk-info or https://www.facebook.com/bridgewalkcc

-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Museum LIVE!! from 12 to 5 pm.  “Watch Corpus Christi’s history come to life before your very eyes every SUNDAY with our 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 our one room schoolhouse for an “old school” learning experience!”  Event is FREE for members or with General 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.  Call (361) 826-4667 for information or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum

Tuesday, February 11
-Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend at 10:30 AM and 7 PM.  No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! Tickets start at $11.50 (plus fees).  Children who HAVE reached their 1st birthday MUST HAVE a ticket.  American Bank Center Selena Auditorium, 1901 North Shoreline Boulevard. For tickets call or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/98416/1869798/?brand=sesamestreet

Wednesday, February 12
-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


-Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend at 10:30 AM and 7 PM.  No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! Tickets start at $11.50 (plus fees).  Children who HAVE reached their 1st birthday MUST HAVE a ticket.  American Bank Center Selena Auditorium, 1901 North Shoreline Boulevard. For tickets call or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/98416/1869798/?brand=sesamestreet

Thursday, February 13
-Art Museum of South Texas Moms and Tots (and sometimes Pops!) Teddy Bear Tea Party from 10-11:30 am.  The table is set and the tea's about to be served so MOMS & TOTS (and sometimes POPS!) should not miss out on this very special day! It's time for our annual Teddy Bear Tea Party. Preschoolers ages 2-5 are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal for a delightful morning of art, storytelling, music, apple juice and cookies. We'll even have some fun door prizes so reserve your spot today as seating is limited. RSVPs and payment two business days in advance are required Cost is $10 for members / $15 for nonmembers. Call 361-825-3504 to pre-register.  Johnson Building, 1st floor, art studio.  1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.  http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org

Friday, February 14
-Keach Family Library Anti-Valentine's Day Party from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  Sometimes love stinks! Come to our first Anti-Valentine’s Day party where we will un-celebrate Valentine’s Day. There will be food, crafts, and movies. Single? In a relationship? Not a problem! Open to all teens ages 12 -18. Please RSVP by February 12th!  Stay tuned for more details. 1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd., Robstown, Texas For more information call 361-387-3431  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nueces-County-Library-System/83734707492

Saturday, February 15
-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

-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “Heart Painting” starting at 10 am. Crazy for crafts! Kids, create a Heart Painting in the spirit of February. $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. Call (361) 851-9360 for more information. http://www.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html


-Free Community Garden Planting Party starting at 1:00 pm.  Healthy Eating Starts at the Roots!  Join your community in planting a garden. Everything harvested belongs to the community.  Activities include: Learning new recipes, garden education, and children’s activities. BBQ, hamburgers, and hotdogs to follow.  Presented by Texas A&M Corpus Christi Nursing Students in conjunction with Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center.  Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center, 2021 Agnes Street.
For information call 361-882-7837.  https://www.facebook.com/events/636921609708542/


-Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Family Matinee at 3 pm.  Join us for a movie and popcorn. You are welcomed to bring a pillow or blanket to sit on and your own snacks to enjoy during the movie.  5930 Brockhampton.  


-Yorktown Christian Academy 5K/10K Run, Walk & Pancake Breakfast fundraiser starting at 7:30 am. This event brings the students and the community together for a fun and rewarding event. The fruit of your donations will be seen in many areas of the school. Your participating helps provide a brighter future for our students, teachers, families and community.  REGISTER ONLINE: www.formstack.com/forms/RedemptionRP-2014yorktownyca  Flyer www.corpusroadrunners.com/2014/021514YorktownChristianAcademyRun/FLYER.pdf


For more information contact Jennie Westergren, Race Director 361-290-2955.  5025A Yorktown Blvd.  https://www.facebook.com/events/173662896165294

Sunday, February 16          
-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Museum LIVE!! from 12 to 5 pm.  “Watch Corpus Christi’s history come to life before your very eyes every SUNDAY with our 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 our one room schoolhouse for an “old school” learning experience!”  Event is FREE for members or with General 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.  Call (361) 826-4667 for information or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum

Wednesday, February 19
-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


Saturday, February 22
-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

-Michaels Stores Kid's Club “Foam & Felt Butterfly” starting at 10 am. Be a social butterfly! Kids, create something fun this February. Join us for our Craft Foam & Felt Butterfly 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. Call (361) 851-9360 for more information. http://www.michaels.com/Kids-Store-Events/store-events-kids,default,pg.html

Sunday, February 23          
-Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Museum LIVE!! from 12 to 5 pm.  “Watch Corpus Christi’s history come to life before your very eyes every SUNDAY with our 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 our one room schoolhouse for an “old school” learning experience!”  Event is FREE for members or with General 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.  Call (361) 826-4667 for information or visit https://www.facebook.com/ccmuseum
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