Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks October 3-6, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 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, October 3

Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library Learn.Play Grow with Me! Playgroup from 10 to 11:15 am
Cost: Free (registration required)
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX
361-387-3431

Tuesday, October 4

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

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Little Learners Hour - Engineering from 10 – 11 am
Engineering fun awaits you and your little one at the museum! Discover the engineering process and create your own water craft! Open to ages 0-5.
Cost: 5$ for members, $10 for non-members (Admission covers one adult and one child. Additional children – $5 each)
1900 N Chaparral St.

Tide Turners at La Palmera from 10 to 12 am
Activities geared to awareness and support for children affected by pediatric cancer. Special guests Dinos Alive. Tide Turners is a free club with monthly events for kids age 5 and under.
Cost: Free
Center Court
5488 S Padre Island Dr.

Corpus Christi Police Department Annual National Night Out Kick Off from 4:30-5:30 pm
Cost: Free
Sam's Club
4833 S Padre Island Dr.

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 and 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


Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Mad Hatter Party Tea Party at 4:30 pm
Let's start the party with a craft and go crazy with Mad Hatter games! Ages 3-12. Refreshments.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.

Chick-Fil-A Staples/McArdle Spirit Night - Carroll Academic Decathlon Team from 5 to 8 pm
Come out and support Carroll's Academic Decathlon Team. There will be cow appearances, games and prizes! Chick-fil-A Staples & McArdle will donate a percentage of drive-thru and dine-in sales to the team. Flyer must be presented at time of order for group to receive credit.
Cost: Free (plus cost of food)
4946 S. Staples St.

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

National Night Out, Aransas Pass from 6 to 9 pm
Aransas Pass PD and Public Safety organizations urge residents to come out and enjoy a free swim, free food, movies, and several goodies & informative resources which will be offered to guests.
Aransas Pass Aquatic Pool
400 E Johnson Ave.
Aransas Pass, Texas

National Night Out with School Communities from 6 to 7:30 pm
Cunningham M.S. and Garcia E.S. communities will be joining efforts to strengthen community ties within our neighborhood. We will be celebrating Neighborhood Night out with the following activities: • McGruff the Crime Dog will be with us! • CCPD Exhibit Museum • Free fingerprinting for children! • Music! Dancing! • Percussion bands, choir, Student Council & Spirit Team! • Face Painting (Compliments of Target Store) • Sodas! Snacks! • Crime Prevention Strategies! Stranger Danger Tips! • Booth Displays with many Community Resources
Cost: Free
Dr. J. A. Garcia Elementary
1945 Gollihar Road.
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.

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

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

Wednesday, October 5

La Retama Central Library Exstream Fun at 4 pm
This weeks activity features a roaring lion. For ages 5-12.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Teens/Tweens Loom Knitting at 4 pm
Join us for loom knitting. Materials are available, but limited. All levels welcome. (Ages 10-17)
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

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 activities such as an entertaining story and craft!
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Family Music and Motion at 7 pm
Join us for some fun with rhythm instruments, songs, and a story! (ages 3-6)
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

Thursday, October 6

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.

Rockport Seafair Celebration Opening Night and Battle of the Bands from 5 to 10:30 pm
Cost: Admission $5 adults, Children under 12 free, Carnival wristbands at carnival at reduced rate of $15
Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor
101 Seabreeze Drive
Rockport, TX

Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library Arts and Crafts from 6 to 7 pm
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX
361-387-3431
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