Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks June 27-30, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Here are this week's picks of things to do! You can find some FREE ideas at to keep your kids busy this Summer here.  The libraries have a FULL schedule of fun and you can find that along with Summer reading program info.  Also make sure to check out the annual Summer events guide.  Make sure to follow the Facebook page because we are always posting events as they come up.

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Monday, June 27

Michaels Stores Camp Creativity: Life on Pluto from 10 am to 12 pm
Kids 3 and up can participate a Summer crafting journey in fun crafty activities like face painting and theme crafting like Princess's and castles, Land of the dinosaurs and so much more! Parent or guardian must remain on premises.
Cost: $5 a session or $12 for 3 sessions (Register online or in store)
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Parker Pool Opening Day from 12 to 8 pm
Cost:Admission is $3.00 adults, 1.50 seniors, 1.00 kids and military service members are free with a military id.
Parker Memorial Park (Flour Bluff)
1456 Waldron Rd.

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.
361-826-2370

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Wild Card Craft at 3 pm
Join us for some stories or book talk and a craft. (ages 6+)
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Awesome Parachute Fun at 4 pm
Games and activities with a parachute!(AGES 5-12)
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Janet F. Harte Public Library Big League Boppers at 6:30 pm
Creative movement and music geared for ages 3 and up, but fun for the whole family!
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Tuesday, June 28

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

Peter Piper Pizza Summer Kids Days: Stars and Stripes from 11 am to 1 pm 
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, a prize and a fun activity for each day. Don’t miss out on a “slice” of fun this summer!
Cost: $3.69 per child plus tax (drink sold separately)

Saratoga location
6193 Saratoga Blvd.
361-993-9336

Crosstown location
4121 South Port Ave.
361-853-5353

Janet Harte Family Loom Knitting at 2 pm
Calling all families! Looking for something fun for you and your little ones to learn together? Well we have some fun stuff in store for you. Join us for some family loom knitting. This class is free of charge and open to ages 10 and up. Registration is preferred but not mandatory; please call 361-826-7055 or stop by the library to sign up. Thanks, and hope to see you here!
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library All Star Visitors at 3 pm
This week we will have the Texas Parks and Wildlife touch tank.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.
Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Teamopolis Corpus Christi Brazilian Capoeira and Samba School at 3 pm 
Special guests visit the library to encourage reading and literacy. All ages.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.
361-826-2370

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Science for Sluggers at 3 pm
Join us for some cool fun experiments and activities. Limited to the first 25 children.
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

La Retama Central Library Loom Knitting for Rookies at 4 pm
Join us for some loom knitting basics. Learn to make a hat, a flower or a pompom. We also have a craft for those who do not want to knit. Program suitable for ages 8 -12. Enter your name at the end of the program for a chance to win a weekly prize.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Kids Zone Game Day at 4 pm
Board games, puzzles and X-Box Kinect for ages 3-12.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Janet F. Harte Public Library Get in the Book: Healthy Snacks at 4 pm
We will learn about (and EAT) healthy snacks today! For ages 13-18.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Hurricane Alley Waterpark's Tuesday Night Dive-In Movies: Finding Nemo 
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

Photo from Ben McDonald Public Library Facebook Page
Ben F. McDonald Public Library - Tails for Tales (presented by PAWS UP) at 6 pm
Children can read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs! Sign-up and parent/guardian presence required. (AGES 0-17)
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Photo from Janet Harte Library Facebook
Janet F. Harte Public Library Native American Drum Circle at 6 pm
Take part at Harte Library every Tuesday for our Native American Drum Circle. Learn about the local Native American culture as Mr. Running Turtle leads you through a traditional drum circle.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Early Scholars Academy Family Summer Camp Family of Foodies from 6:00-7:30 pm
Local foodies demonstrate easy to prepare unconventional family-friendly food. Learn about nutrition and where foods come from. Sample new and uncommon foods. Families will be the food critics and chart their sampling. Which food will win as most tasty? For families with children ages 4-12. Parents are required to attend this event with children.
Cost: $10 per person per one-day camp. Register ahead of time.
1356 FM 43 (adjacent to the London ISD school complex)
Corpus Christi, TX
361-452-460

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Grand Slam Science at 7 pm
This week we will make our soda bottle geysers.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Wednesday, June 22

Michaels Stores Camp Creativity: Life on Pluto from 10 am to 12 pm
Kids 3 and up can participate a Summer crafting journey in fun crafty activities like face painting and theme crafting like Princess's and castles, Land of the dinosaurs and so much more! Parent or guardian must remain on premises.
Cost: $5 a session or $12 for 3 sessions (Register online or in store)
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Discovery Dome National Geographic Entertainment Presents Wildest Weather in the Solar System (2 shows) at 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm
Botanical Gardens, Chad Huckabee: Learn all about reptiles, Chad Huckabee will be here representing the Botanical Gardens, and will be bringing and talking about reptiles. Join National Geographic on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. For kids 8 and up.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

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.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Platicas Musicales Library Series at 7:30 pm
Live Music! Los Primos & Guitarist, Dan Davila
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Thursday, June 30

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse at 10:00 am 
Pan 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
La Retama Central Library Slam Dunk Fun with reptiles at 4 pm
Join us as we welcome our special guest from the South Texas Botanical Gardens. Chad Huckabee will talk about snakes, reptiles and more. You will get a chance to meet these live creatures! Fun for the family. Enter your name at the end of the program for a chance to win a weekly prize.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Drop, Kick and Craft at 4 pm
Different crafts for kids with all supplies provided. Today we will be making "Fourth of July" crafts.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Champs MindWorks Science at 4 pm
Science activities for elementary kids ages 7-12.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Independence Day Celebration from 4 to 9 pm
Event is for those with NAS CC (naval base) access. This event will also include live entertainment performed by "The Azul Experience" from 6:15 pm until 8:45 pm. Activities include: inflatables, carnival rides, a rockwall, water activities, kayaks, paddle boats, paddle boards, a photo booth, and a petting zoo and pony rides. Food Vendors will be selling their signature foods! There will be a Firework Show at 9:00 pm!
Cost: Free
Sunfish Beach
NAS CC

Chick-fil-A Letters to Our Troops from 5 to 7 pm
Bring the family and write letters of appreciation to our troops! Free Icedream® Cup for kids 12 and under. Show your military ID for a free Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. Wear a shirt to support your military branch!
Cost: Free
4946 S. Staples St.

Fellowship of Oso Creek‎ Family Movie Night at 6:00 pm
Movie is Zootopia. Bring your dinner and have a picnic. Free popcorn and sno-cones will be available.
Cost: Free
7402 Yorktown Blvd.

Corpus Christi Hooks Mike Shaw Automotive Thirsty Thursday at 7:05 pm (gates open 5:35)
The first 2,000 fans take home a Hooks Camo Cap from IBC Bank. Thirsty Thursday (discounted soda and beer), from Stripes. Military Appreciation Night; Patriot Guard Riders present the colors and representatives of each service branch combine on a ceremonial first pitch. After 8:30 a.m. on the 30th, 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. National Anthem by Frank Reyna.
Cost: Tickets start at $12. Buy tickets online.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Aquarium at Rockport Harbor Movie and Popcorn Night at 7 pm
No Registration Required. Free admission and popcorn.
Cost: Free
Aquarium at Rockport Harbor Education Center
706 Navigation Circle
Rockport, TX
361-727-0016

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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