Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks June 6-9, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016
Hey there Summer vacation!  It's going to be hard keeping up with everything going on this Summer but every week I pick out a few ideas of fun things to do.  You can find some FREE ideas at to keep your kids busy this Summer here,  Summer reading program info, and our annual Summer events guide.  Make sure to follow the Facebook page because we are always posting.

Monday, June 6 

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Summer Reading Program Season Opener Celebration - Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library at 10:30 am
Start your summer with laughter as Safari Greg takes you on a magical comedy trip that lets your kids become part of the act.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.

Janet Harte 7th Inning Cinema at 2 pm
Join us for a movie, a snack and a drink! Families are most welcome to attend.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Mega Mind Crafters at 3 pm
Crafty science experiments to make and take home. Ages 3-12.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Summer Reading Program Season Opener Celebration - Owen R. Hopkins Library at 3 pm 
Start your summer with laughter as Safari Greg takes you on a magical comedy trip that lets your kids become part of the act.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Bell Whittington Public Library (Portland) Summer Afternoon Program at 3 pm
Join Mrs. Dorothy for brain building activities! Geared for kids in 1st through 6th grade.
Cost: Free
2400 Memorial Pkwy Portland, TX
361-777-0921

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Summer Reading Program Season Opener Celebration -  Ben F. McDonald Public Library at 6 pm 
Start your summer with laughter as Safari Greg takes you on a magical comedy trip that lets your kids become part of the act.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Tuesday, June 7

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Guided Nature Walk from 8 to 9 am
Get in touch with nature while the weather is still nice.  Please bring good walking shoes, plenty of water, and dress for the weather.  Binoculars and field guides will be loaned on a first come first served basis. All children attending the program must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the front porch of the Learning Center. For more information contact Manuel Cantu at 361-826-3947 or manuelc2@cctexas.com.
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Parkway

Bell Whittington Public Library (Portland) Summer Kids Time at 10 am
Stories, crafts, and activities geared for younger children.
Cost: Free
2400 Memorial Pkwy Portland, TX
361-777-0921

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Summer Reading Program Season Opener Celebration - Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library at 10:30 am
Start your summer with laughter as Safari Greg takes you on a magical comedy trip that lets your kids become part of the act.
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Summer Reading Program Season Opener Celebration - Janet F. Harte Public Library at 1:30 pm
Start your summer with laughter as Safari Greg takes you on a magical comedy trip that lets your kids become part of the act.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Anita &W.T. Neyland Public Library Teamopolis at 3 pm 
Learn tips to care for your pets.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


Hurricane Alley Waterpark's Tuesday Night Dive-In Movies 
The park is fully operational for the entire night with an enormous big screen set up high above on the Storm Surge stage.
Cost: $10 twilight pricing begins at 3 pm
702 E Port Ave
361-883-9283

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Summer Reading Program Season Opener Celebration - La Retama Library at 4:30 pm
Start your summer with laughter as Safari Greg takes you on a magical comedy trip that lets your kids become part of the act.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000

Corpus Christi Hooks Mike Shaw Automotive Family Night at 7:05 pm (gates open 6:05)
4 reserved-seat tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas and parking - a $78 value for $30 - with coupon from previous Sunday or Monday edition of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Look for the Mike Shaw Automotive wrap or insert. Faith & Family Night from TLC Complete Care; pregame concert by the Oso Creek Church Band in Kieschnick's Korner.
Cost: Tickets start at $12. Buy tickets online.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Wednesday, June 8

Ben McDonald Discovery Dome Big Birds Adventure at 5 and 5:30 pm 
Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon. Ages 7 and under.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.
361-826-2356

Art Center of Corpus Christi Family Art Time from 5 to 9 pm
A kids art project every Wednesday.  FREE for the whole family to enjoy. All ages are welcome (children accompanied by parent/guardian), drop-in art activity, no registration, wear your painting garb!
Cost: Free
100 N Shoreline Blvd.

Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers' Market from 5 to 8 pm
Shop, visit and enjoy shaded seating while you listen to live music and enjoy dinner right on our beautiful Bayfront.
Cost: Free
100 N Shoreline Blvd.

Corpus Christi Hooks Whataburger Family Day at 7:05 pm (gates open 6:05)
Whataburger Family Day; buy a ticket at the box office and get your kid's ticket free. Donate your gently-used clothing item to Goodwill near the main gates at the giant Whataburger fry box. In exchange, you'll get a new Hooks t-shirt, ticket voucher and special Whataburger coupon offer! It's Lighthouse for the Blind Awareness Night from Telepacific Communications. National Anthem by the First Baptist Church Choir.
Cost: Tickets start at $12. Buy tickets online.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Thursday, June 9

Nueces Delta Preserve Summer Preschool Story Time from 9:00 to 10:30 am
Each story time session will focus on a theme and will allow children, with parent or caregiver, to enjoy days at the Delta with nature-themed stories and other activities including nature walks, crafts, and/or live animals. Dress for outdoor activity. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Please bring your own snacks and bottled water. See flyer below for planned story-time themes. For more information and to RSVP, please email education@cbbep.org
Cost: Free

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse at 10:00 am 
Paddington Bear is this week's movie.
Cost: $1 per show when purchased at box office (or $5 for bundle of movies)
Cinemark Dollar Cinema
5858 SPID (Sunrise Mall)
361-993-6964

Anita &W.T. Neyland Public Library Metroplex Movies at 3 pm 
Movies for the family. All ages.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.

Janet F. Harte Public Library The Draft at 3 pm 
For young adults! Come kick-off the 2016 Summer Reading Games with a fun afternoon of prizes, food, and games.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

La Retama Central Library Slam Dunk Fun at 4 pm
Join us for an afternoon of fun for the family including board games, Wii play, MineCraft and more. Enter your name at the end of the program for a chance to win a weekly prize.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000

Padre Island Art and Farmer's Market from 4 to 8 pm
Local produce and products, art, food trucks, educational animals and fun for the kids.  Lots to do!
Cost: Free
14030 Fortuna Bay Drive

Corpus Christi Hooks Mike Shaw Automotive Thirsty Thursday at 7:05 pm (gates open 6:05)
You could win a new television as 1st Community Bank presents the Great Hooks TV Giveaway; raffle tickets for drawings to the first 2,000 fans. TVs to be given away include two 32-inch models, two 43-inch, two 48-inch, two 50-inch, and one 55-inch. Thirsty Thursday (discounted soda and beer), from Stripes. After 8:30 a.m. on the 9th, go to the Stripes Facebook Page to learn the Stripes Thirsty Thursday Word of the Day. Later that day or night, repeat the word at the Whataburger Field box office and receive a free Hooks Thirsty Thursday reserved-seat or general admission ticket for each Thirsty Thursday ticket purchased. Veterans can participate in Texas Lottery's Vets Rock promotion, upgrading to rocking chairs in the Goodwill Zone for FREE (based on availability). See the display at Section 119. National Anthem by Ceranda Silva.
Cost: Tickets start at $12. Buy tickets online.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Bay Jammin Concert Series at 8 pm 
The stage is set under the stars against our beautiful Corpus Christi bayfront. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy this wonderful entertainment. Come join us all summer long!
Cole Park
1526 Ocean Dr.

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