Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks September 19-22, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016
There's always something to do during the week with your kiddos. Make sure to follow the Facebook page because we are always posting events as they come up! Our libraries keep us busy so make sure to check their schedules for full activity lists. Compiling information is hard work, please link back to this site if using this information on your events calendar.  If you want to add your event to this list or work with Corpus Christi Fun for Kids to be a featured event, let us know.

Monday, September 19

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Preschool Music & Motion at 11 am
Join us for some fun with rhythm instruments, songs, and a story! (ages 3-6)
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

Tuesday, September 20

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

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Asteroid Belt Game Day at 4 pm
Board games, puzzles, giant LEGOS, and more!
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

La Retama Central Library Family Loom Knitting and Craft at 4 pm
Join us for some basic loom knitting for ages 8 ajd up. Learn to make a hat, pom pom, or flower. Don't want to knit? Work on a fun craft.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000

Janet F. Harte Public Library Block Party at 4:15 pm
Come get creative with Legos! Ages 5 and up.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.
Storytime with Mr. Kippy at Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library from 5:30 to 6 pm 
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX
361-387-3431

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.

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Mad About Science at 7 pm
Hand on experiments and demonstrations.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Robert Wollman Planetarium at King High School at 6 pm
Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each show time. There is no late seating. Reservations are not required for the Tuesday evening shows. Tips: The planetarium does get cold at times. For evening shows, it might be a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater.
Cost: Admission (cash or check) Adults $4 Seniors (age 55+): $3, Children (age 4-15) $3, Children under 4 free
Richard King High School
5225 Gollihar Rd.
361-994-6917


South Shore Christian Church Irish Concert at 7 pm
Cost: Free
4710 S Alameda St

Wednesday, September 21

La Retama Central Library Exstream Fun at 4 pm
This weeks activity features flextangles. For 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.
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - Hamlin Middle School Athletics from 5 to 8 pm
Come out and support your Hamlin Middle School athletics. There will be cow appearances, games and prizes! Chick-fil-A Staples & McArdle will donate a percentage of drive-thru & dine-in sales.
Cost: Free
4946 S. Staples St. (Staples and McArdle)

Photo via Whataburger FB page
Whataburger Super Duper Family Night​ from 5 to 8 pm
Kids 12 and under get a free kids meal if they're in a superhero costume!
Cost: Free (for kids 12 and under and in costume)
6241 Saratoga Blvd. (Saratoga and Cimarron)

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Family Night: Story & Craft
 at 6 pm

Stop by and enjoy fun family night activities such as engaging games with our large parachute or an entertaining story and craft!
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

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

Thursday, September 22

Photo via Art Museum of South Texas
Art Museum of South Texas Moms and Tots (And Sometimes POPS!) from 10 to 11:30 am
We're kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month by having a celebration muy fantastico! We'll learn to count in Spanish, create fun paper-bag piñatas, and read the enchanting story of Abuela in our class "Fiesta Time!" Preschoolers ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $5-members/$10-nonmembers, register online.
1902 North Shoreline Blvd.
361-825-3504

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Storytime at 3:30 pm
Join Oso Preserve staff members as they read nature themed children’s books, explore artifacts, and meet the animal ambassadors. Learn more about native wildlife, habitats, adaptations and other topics through relevant children’s stories. This program is FREE of charge and intended for children ages 2-6. Each story will be supplemented with a walk, artifact, animal ambassador or other interactive. All children attending the program must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact 361-826-PLAY (7529)
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Parkway

La Retama Central Library Slam Dunk Fun at 4 pm
Classic board games, WII play, MineCraft, and more. Fun for the whole family.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Exploring MyPlate with Professor Popcorn at 4 pm
Kids will learn how to choose foods for good health, practice new skills in food selection, and enjoy being physically active. Each week kids will explore a different lesson about MyPlate. A nutritional snack will also be provided, and they will also get to do a small exercise activity. For Ages 6-12
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library Lego Family Night from 6 to 7 pm
Come build, create, and code together as a family as we challenge you with different legos!
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX
361-387-3431


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Autumn Exquinox Celebration from 5 to 7 pm
Community gathering for ages 0 - 99+  Come out to Oso Bay Wetlands and celebrate the Autumn Equinox. On the autumnal equinox day and night are equal and from there days start to get shorter. We are getting ready for the colder months, so let us as a family stay warm from the inside. We will be gathering together making leave crowns that from leaves that were collected on your nature walks around your neighbourhood or at parks. Families will bring home made dishes and/or home made drinks. Please bring your own plates, cups and silverware. We will not leave any waste behind. Please do not collect anything and use it from the Preserve grounds.
Cost: Free
2446 North Oso Pkwy.
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