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Loads of family fun this weekend in South Texas

Posted: 9:45 PM, May 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-17 23:55:27-04

SATURDAY

44th ANNUAL BEACH TO BAY

from Beach to Bay Facebook Page 2019

The 44th annual Beach to Bay Marathon will be held today. The thousands of participating runners are going to need plenty of leg room.

The Beach to Bay Relay Marathon has been around for more than 40 years. Some will run it as part of a team, others brave the full 26.2 miles on their own. The race attracts thousands of runners each year. But why do they run? For those who will cross the finish line tomorrow, they will have thousands of reasons for running.

Last year nearly 1,700 teams competed in the race.

With that many runners, traffic patterns along the route will be affected.Beginning at 4 a.m., there will be lane closures along parts of Park Road 22, Waldron Road, northbound NAS Drive, northbound Ocean Drive and north and southbound Shoreline Boulevard. Some side streets along the route will also be closed. Find road closures here.  If you’re traveling in that area, expect delays.

A local nurse practitioner had some tips for runners that you can find here.

You can sign up for the race at beachtobayrelay.com

 

POPS IN THE PARK featuring Asleep at the Wheel

The group Time for Three will appear Saturday night with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. (KRIS file photo)

 

Those who are looking for an evening of family entertainment should not look past the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. That is particularly true when it comes to the final event on their calendar for the 2018-19 Season, the 8th Annual Pops in the Park.

Once again, Whataburger Field will play host to this outdoor concert, happening this year on May 18. The Grammy-Award winning group Asleep at the Wheel will join in the fun as the featured guest!

The full orchestra of the Corpus Christi Symphony, conducted by CCSO Music Director Hector Guzman, will perform all-time favorites that include music from ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and ‘Silverado,’ as well as join with Asleep at the Wheel for some of their big hits. Guests will also enjoy a light show on the Harbor Bridge, and what promises to be the biggest and most magnificent fireworks finale in the history of Pops in the Park.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and pre-concert events include ballpark concessions, a Kid’s Zone with an Instrument Petting Zoo, performances by student musical groups and civic organizations, and a salute to the military.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and everyone is encouraged to wear their casual ballpark attire.

Tickets are on sale for both General Admission and Reserved Seating and may be purchased through the Hooks Box Office by calling (361) 561-Hook (4665) or visiting  www.cchooks.com .

Want to know more? Go to  https://ccsymphony.org/pops-in-the-park .

LEMONADE DAY TO TEACH KIDS ABOUT BUSINESS

Lemonade-Day

 

This will be the 7th year that the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation will present  Lemonade Day!    Lemonade Day  is a fun and refreshing way for families to get involved in the community while gaining knowledge and skills in operating a small business.

Children who want to get involved will start, own and operate their own lemonade stand.

Don’t forget to  register online  to prepare for Lemonade Day.  In preparation, interested youth will learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors and provide customer service.

These skills are incredibly important to the youth of tomorrow and this event seeks to educate our young ones to be the future leaders of tomorrow.

Contact Ceci DuPree at 361-881-1800 or by email to  cecilia@unitedcorpuschristichamber.com  for more information about this awesome event.

SAYING GOODBYE TO SOUTH PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

South Park Middle School is closing down. Alumni from the school will be given one the last opportunity to say goodbye to their old campus.

This Saturday, May 18th, there will be music, food, and fun for all at South Park Middle School.

Enjoy music from DJ Roland & Jesse, who happen to be alumni, walk the halls and reminisce with other alumni, and take photos while you still can.

There is also a special t-shirt available.

The party starts at 10 am, and goes until 2 in the afternoon.

 

HURRICANE ALLEY HONORS THE ARMED FORCES ON ARMED FORCES DAY

Hurricane Alley is offering free admission to anyone with a military ID, in honor of Armed Forces Day.

Military personnel will get to enjoy waterslides, wave pools, and other water attractions all day for free.

This event lasts from 11 am to 6 pm this Saturday, May 18th.

OTHER SATURDAY EVENTS

National Kids to Park Day

Hometown Pride Day

International Museum Day: Reduced Museum Admission

Wellness Clinic (Low-cost Vaccinations) 

Corpus Christi Southside Farmer’s Market

Kindermusik Mixed Age Class Amazing Child Music and Enrichment Studio 

Talk to the H.I.P. (Heels in Power) Brunch 

Family Friendly! All Ages! Rainbow Sparkles!

Taste of Asia

Fourth Annual King of Chrome Benefit Car Show

Kids’ Book Hangout