Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks August 8-11, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016
Summer vacation is not up yet!  This week is plenty busy with all kinds of fun things to do.  There are some school supply drives if you are needing a little help with your back to school preparations. You can also find some FREE ideas for things to do before Summer ends here. Make sure to follow the Facebook page because we are always posting events as they come up.

Monday, August 8

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Harry Potter Mini-Marathon at 2 pm
Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy

Tuesday, August 9


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 361-826-3947 or LaurenP@cctexas.com.
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Parkway

Peter Piper Pizza Summer Kids Days: Peter Piper “Fiesta” 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

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Harry Potter Mini-Marathon at 2 pm
Watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy
Hurricane Alley Waterpark's Tuesday Night Dive-In Movies: Goosebumps 
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

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Asteroid Belt Game Day at 4 pm
Board games, puzzles, blocks, and more.
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: Innovative Inventors from 6-7:30 pm
Gather your little geeks for a night of inventing and robotics. Work together as a family to design, build and code. Explore and play with inventions and learn how they work. Maybe something brand new will be created – patent pending!
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 Mad About Science at 7 pm
Hand on experiments and demonstrations.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Fulton Mansion: Music at the Mansion from 7:00-8:30 pm
Pueblo plays mellow rock, country, and easy listening. Lawn chairs and blankets recommended for seating. Concessions available for purchase. Pets welcome!
Cost: Free
317 S Fulton Beach Rd.
Rockport, TX

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.
Cost: Tickets start at $12. Buy tickets online.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

La Retama Public Libraries Loom Knitting Fun at 4 pm 
Ages 8 and up
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Wednesday, August 10

Goose Island State Park Fishing from 8:30 to 9:30 am
Join a park ranger for a few fishing basics. Bring your own bait! Want to try fishing, but are not sure where to start? Come to Fishing with a ranger! Learn a few fishing basics, like baiting a hook, casting a line, and if you are lucky reeling in a fish! Bring your own bait and we will help you hook it! (Shrimp is a popular choice and can be found at most local bait stands.) The park will provide a limited number of fishing poles for use during the program, poles can also be checked out from Park Headquarters first-come, first-serve. What are we doing: Learning fishing basics. Things to bring: Bait, water, sunscreen, fishing pole, and dress in weather appropriate clothing. Events may be canceled pending weather, or if no participants are present. There is no fee for attending this program although park entrance is required.
Cost: Entrance fees are $5 per person over the age of 13, children 12 and under are free, or free with a current Texas State Park Pass.
Fishing Pier Parking Lot
202 S Palmetto St
Rockport, TX

Camp Hurricane Alley from 11 am to 8 pm
Start your day at Camp HA, brought to you by Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History!
 Cost: $10 admission during our operating hours from 11am-8pm.
702 E Port Ave
361-883-9283

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Harry Potter Mini-Marathon at 2 pm
Watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy

La Retama Public Libraries Science Blitz at 4 pm 
Ages 5-12.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Art Center of Corpus Christi Family Art Time from 5 to 7 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 Family Night: Story and Craft at 6 pm
Stop by and enjoy fun family night with an entertaining story and craft.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Music & Motion at 7 pm 
Join us for some pajama fun, including music, dancing, and a story.
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

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! CASA of the Coastal Bend Night: $10 reserved-seat tickets are on sale at the CASA offices (2602 Prescott) and the Whataburger Field Box Office. A portion of the proceeds benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates. For more information, contact Tanner Twomey at 361-561-4718.
Cost: Tickets start at $12. Buy tickets online.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Thursday, August 11

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse at 10:00 am 
Max 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)

Corpus Christi Hooks Mike Shaw Automotive Thirsty Thursday at 7:05 pm (gates open 6:05)
Thirsty Thursday (discounted soda and beer), from Stripes. After 8:30 a.m. am on the 11th, 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. FOX Broadcasting presents outfield pitch-and-catch for fans and the series premiere of “PITCH” at a postgame event. Follow this link to learn more about “PITCH.”Veterans can participate in Texas Lottery's Vets Rock promotion, upgrading to rocking chairs in the Goodwill Zone for FREE (based on availability).
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 7:30 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!
Cost: Free
Cole Park
1526 Ocean Dr.
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