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Posted at 9:14 PM, Jul 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-13 13:36:31-04

There is a variety of different events going on around the Coastal Bend this Saturday. This is what we found.

FREE physicals, eye exams, and immunizations at local health fair

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The 53rd annual Nueces County Medical Health Fair is this weekend at the American Bank Center.

The Nueces County Medical Society Annual Health Fair is this Saturday, June 13.

This event is a collection of health related organizations from throughout the community to encourage a healthy lifestyle and foster wellness within the Coastal Bend region.

Each year hundreds of residents circulate through this event, which features scores of information booths, healthcare presentations, health screenings and live, interactive demonstrations throughout the American Bank Center.

The health fair is free and open to the public – all ages welcome to learn about their current health status, preventative healthcare measures and ways to improve their lifestyle.

The event will have physicians on site to answer questions, and provide free immunizations, free athletic physicals and free bike helmet giveaways for the kids.

The Nueces County Medical Society Health Fair, that has been taking care of residents in the South Texas area for 53 years, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Vendors will range from physician’s offices to gyms to experts on healthy cooking.

• Fitness Demos/Information
• Kid’s Bike Helmets Screenings & Testing
• CPR Demonstrations Blood Donation
• Demonstrations
• Diabetes Education Coastal Children’s Clinic ZONE
• Women’s Services
• Senior Health Immunizations – Tdap, Meningitis, Hepatitis A&B, HPV, & Flu,
• Eye Exams
• Glucose Testing

Written by Roland Rodriguez

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Community meeting to discuss the future of drones and upcoming drone tests

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NASA, TAMU-CC to conduct urban drone tests

The community is invited to gather Saturday to learn about the future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (commonly known as drones) and to ask questions about the upcoming test event happening in downtown Corpus Christi later this Summer.

The Lone Star UAS Center for Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the meeting from 10:30 a.m. to Noon in the University Center, Lonestar Ballroom.

This test event is the culmination of a five-year effort by NASA to develop and test for the creation of an Urban Traffic Management (UTM) system using UAS technology. By combining the complex technologies of UTM hardware and software, developers are hoping to ensure safety by avoiding collisions and landing among existing structures and modes of transportation present in cities.

The test event is planned to take place in four to six-hour blocks of time over the span of five days, with the possibility of a few extra days being needed.

As the next round of major NASA UAS testing is slated to take place in Los Angeles and Dallas/Ft. Worth, these tests position Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, the city of Corpus Christi, and the state of Texas as leading the way in economic development and innovation for UAS technologies.

A&M-Corpus Christi is partnering with the City of Corpus Christi, the Downtown Management District, the Port of Corpus Christi, and several other community and corporate entities for this event.

For additional information about the program, visit http://lsuasc.tamucc.edu .

Written by Mike Gillaspia

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Loca for Local celebrates legendary artist Frida Kahlo

Loca For Local celebrates women in our community

Loca for Local is one of the premiere shopping experiences in South Texas.

The one-day event honors legendary artist, Frida Kahlo and everything she stood for, according to their event pages.

Bring your kids, your dog, and your whole family on Saturday, July 13, from 3 pm to 8 pm.

DJ Weasel will be providing the music and you can get your uni-brow painted by local talent Monica Marie Garcia,

Here are the vendors and food trucks you can expect:
Sew Bonita
Chasing Camilla
Gold Dust Cosmetic Tattooing
SunKissed By Elle
Made in Corpus Christi
Poppin’ Jars
WAPA
Elevated Screen Printing
Posh & Posy Paperie
Gussied
JalaPeña's Salsa and Catering
Moonstone'd Pottery
Indigo Laine & Co.
Sincerely, Veronica Towns
BarbacoApparel
La Casita de Barro
Sunflower Sanctuary
Stephanie Esquivel At the Dry Bar
Bluntzer Fruit Stand
Jen Zeano Designs
Overdressed
Las Ofrendas
Flamin' Grills
TacoBar Street
Summer Snow

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Tea-Rex Party combines a tea party with Dinosaurs this Saturday

Ben F. McDonald Public Library - ‎Tea-Rex Party Facebook Page
Ben F. McDonald Public Library - ‎Tea-Rex Party Facebook Page

Everyone is invited to a tea party for dinosaurs and humans.

Join fellow tea and dino lovers for a tea, refreshments, dino-mite crafts, and a very special guest at the Ben F. McDonald Library.

The event starts at 3 pm this Saturday, July 13, and the special guest has been announced on the library's social media.

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Walmart hosts Teacher Appreciation Event this Saturday

Walmart Corpus Christi - S Padre Island Dr‎. - Teacher Appreciation Event Facebook Page
Walmart Corpus Christi - S Padre Island Dr‎. - Teacher Appreciation Event Facebook Page

Walmart is holding an event to say thank you to teachers in the community.

The Teacher Appreciation Event happens this Saturday, July 13 at your local Walmart from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

If the promise of cake, ice cream, cold drinks, and photobooths isn't enough to get you out there, the first 300 teachers at every store will receive a goodie bag with treats from Crayola, 3M, Bic, Fiskars and more!

Teachers must bring their teacher ID or email address.

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Take a trip to the 'Upside Down' during La Retama's 'Stranger Things' event

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Demogorgons, Mind Flayers and Secret Labs-oh my!

Spend a night in the small town of Hawkins during La Retama Central Library's Stranger Things event, Saturday, July 13 at 805 Comanche Street.

The FREE event invites fans of the hit Netflix show, ages 13 and up, to join in a night of crafts, trivia, games, and music by DJ EZ from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fans are also encouraged to dress as their favorite character or in their 80's best as they showdown in an 80's costume contest.

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call (361) 826-3248 at least 48 hours in advance.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Olivia Santos at 361-826-3248 or by email at olivias@cctexas.com.

Written by Eddie Cruz

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The Schoenstatt Boys walk helps young men discern a religious life

Witnesses report body washed ashore near large cross

The Schoenstatat Boys' Walk is celebrating its 50th year since it started.

According to their website, the tradition began when four boys wanted to commemorate when Father Kentenich was ordained to the priesthood. Following in the footsteps of Father Kentenich, the founding boys considered a life in ministry on the walk. Since then the amount of young men participating in the walk has grown.

“We are very excited about this year because it’s the 50th Annual Boys’ Walk," Abel Gonzalez and Primo Garcia shared in their invitation, "We would really like for you to make this sacrifice with us.”

The walk begins this Saturday, June 13 at 5 am, at the Wayside Shrine, 2309 Marguerite Street. Walkers will walk all the way to St. Mary's Star of The Sea Catholic Church in Aransas Pass by 3 pm. Then, on Sunday, the walk will continue at 5 am and will end at the Schoenstatt Confidentia Shrine at Lamar about 3 pm. The walk eill br followed by a Holy Mass and then dinner.

If you are interested or have any questions about participating in the walk, contact the organizers through their email at schoenstattboyswalk@yahoo.com.

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Communitea hosts a Full Moon Drum Circle this Saturday

Is it possible for astronauts to return to the moon by 2024?

Welcome the "Full Buck moon" with a drum circle.

According to NASA, in July, the full moon is nicknamed "Buck Moon" or "Thunder moon" because of reasons associated with Native American tribes.

"According to this almanac, as the full Moon in July and the first full Moon of Summer, the Algonquin tribes in what is now the Eastern USA called this full Moon the Buck Moon," NASA's website says, "Early Summer is normally when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. They also called this the Thunder Moon because of early Summer's frequent thunderstorms."

Communitea has invited everyone to join them in celebrating July's Buck moon with a drum circle.

The drum circle will be led by Elizabeth Pena this Saturday from 7 pm to 10 pm at Communitea.

"Join Elizabeth Pena in hosting this month's Full Moon with a drum circle where you meet with your community to drum, dance and cleanse the old and invite the new," their event page says.

Communitea has asked for people to bring firewood if they have it.

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Local groups to protest migrant camps on the US/Mexico border this Saturday

Close The Camps Facebook Page
Close The Camps Facebook Page

A rally to protest migrant camps on the US/Mexico border is going on here this Saturday.

The Trump administration has been under fire for policies that are deeply affecting migrant families at the border. A group of local activists have decided to respond with peaceful protests to raise awareness for the issue locally. They are part of a recent nationwide movement against the mistreatment of migrant families being detained in camps at the border.

The "Close the Camps" rally starts at 11 am at Cole Park, and will last until 2 pm. Event organizers remind everyone that this is a non-partisan event and ask that people bring signs, chairs, and to dress according to the weather.

The timing of the rally happens to coincide with Vice President Mike Pence's visit to a detention center in McAllen, Texas. It also comes after the Office of the Inspector General released a report describing conditions at a federal detention center in the Rio Grande Valley as, "a ticking time bomb."