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Weekend events for the family, or adults who need a break from the family

Posted at 8:34 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 21:34:27-04

The weekend is finally here! School is back in session and we all need a break to have some fun. Treat yourself to these hand-picked local events. Some of them are for the whole family, some of them are just for the 21+ crowd.


The 2nd annual **** Harvey Block Party this Saturday

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The Rock Bottom Park and Pub is hosting their 2nd annual F*** Harvey Block Party.

Two years after Hurricane Harvey rocked the Texas coast, the community reminds themselves how strong they really are.

The event started Friday, August 24, and goes until Saturday at 7 pm. It is all happening at 507 S Austin st, Rockport, Texas 78382.

The event will feature an appearance from Painting with a Twist, who will be painting their second annual Harvey Painting in honor of the blue crab.

"Swagger" and "Satellite" will be providing the live music.

T'shirts will also be available for purchase,

Check out the event page here.


Mommy and me unicorn tea party this Saturday

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There aren't many creatures that are more majestic than the unicorn.

Painting with a Twist invites moms and kids to come paint a unicorn with them.

The event goes from noon to 2 pm this Saturday, August 24 at 5425 S Padre Island Dr., #145, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411.

The $35 ticket covers one canvas per person.

The venue reminds guests that their studio is for painters only and you can "bring your own booze" and "bring your own snacks."

Their are only 9 seats available so get your tickets at their website. (click here)


Southside Farmers' Market hosts the Craft Fair

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Craft Fair at the Southside Farmers' Market Facebook page

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The South Side Farmers' Market Annual Craft Fair is back and better than ever!

Join the farmers' market this Saturday, August 24, from 9 am to 3 pm and enjoy the best goods from local farmers as well as the best artisan crafts around.

Event organizers promise fun for the whole family. You will find local food, live music, and other entertainment.

The event will take place at 5800 Everhart, Everhart Market Shopping Center, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413.

Visit their links for more information:




NFL Blood Drive kickoff set for Saturday

Local teams gear up for NFL Blood Drive

There will be an NFL kickoff this weekend, but it won’t involve an actual professional football game.

Mattress Firm is teaming up with the Coastal Bend Blood Center for the second annual Need For Life Blood Drive, featuring fun, food and lots of great prizes.

All donors will be entered for a chance to win one of these items:

  • $500 Shopping Spree at Mattress Firm
  • Tempur-Pedic Luxury Pillow
  • 2 Family-4-Packs of Hooks Tickets
  • Television donated by NuStar
  • $50 Gift Card to Jack-In-The-Box

In addition, Jack-In-The-Box will be providing breakfast or lunch for all donors.

The blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mattress Firm Moore Plaza, 5425 S. Padre Island Dr.

Call the Coastal Bend Blood Center at (361) 855-4943 for more information, or visit


Yarn lovers unite! Alpaca Ranch showcasing alpaca yarns this Saturday

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Alpac isa fur is pretty special stuff.

There plenty of Alpaca yarn available at the Gulf Breeze Alpaca Ranch Trunk Show this Saturday, August 24.

They will have alpaca experts on hand.

"Lyn, the Shepherdess of Gulf Breeze, will be here to share her lovely yarns straight from our nearby Alpaca Ranch," their event page says.

The event goes from 10 am to 4 pm at 1122 Morgan, Corpus Christi, Texas 78404.


Community Youth Development Back to School Bash on Saturday

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The 78415 Community Youth Development (CYD) Program is hosting its CYD Back to School Bash .

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the Corpus Christi Gym.

Representatives with the CYD Program will be there to register qualifying youths for programs offered during the school year. The free community event will include games, moon jumps, vendors, music and prizes.

The CYD Program offers free programs for the youth who reside or attend school in 78415 through funding by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

The five currently grant funded providers of the CYD program are the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Bend, Communities In Schools, Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department, YWCA of Corpus Christi and Youth Odyssey.

For more information, call the 78415 CYD Program Manager Sandra Alvarez at (361) 826-4028 or visit



Church Unlimited-Westside giving out backpacks on Sunday

Texas school district makes switch to 4-day school week
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Here is a "Head's up!" if your child or if you know a kiddo who needs a backpack for school.

Organizers over at Church Unlimited-Westside have announced they are going to give out backpacks this weekend.

Last week, the church held its free Backpack giveaway. Those bags were full with plenty of school supplies to start classes on the right foot.

The backpack giveaway event will be on Sunday.

On the group's Facebook page, Church Unlimited-Westside states, "(They're) giving out backpacks again this weekend to any kids starting school who didn't get one last week. Invite anyone you know to join you at 10:00, 11:30 & 1:00!"

Money for the backpacks was collected by the church through donations.