CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Seriously, we haven't had a weekend this jam packed with fun in a while. With the combination of Fall weather and Halloween spirit, everyone is out there having a blast this October. Let the good times roll.
Free Astros watch party on the big screen at Whataburger Field
Astros fans are invited to Whataburger Field this Friday night to watch game 3 of the playoff series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.
The event is totally free, and guests are encouraged to bring blankets, baseballs, and gloves to sit on the field or even play catch.
The first pitch in game 3 of the series is scheduled for 7:08 pm but the gates open at 5 pm. Whataburger Field is located at 734 E. Port Ave., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.
The game will be playing on the big screens and there will be concessions for purchase with Cheniere Champions Club access, and some Astros championship gear and jerseys will be available for purchase.
More information can be found here.
Pup Rally 5K Run/Walk to support First Friday
Pup Rally is a dog-friendly 5K walk/run fundraiser offered by Recreational Sports at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
This event is open to everyone on campus and in the community, in hopes of raising awareness and funds for First Friday, a local organization that partners with Christus Spohn Hospital in providing free mammograms and other services for women of south Texas in need.
A donation of at least $5 is suggested and encouraged at registration. With that, you will receive a Pup Rally T-shirt, and your pup will get a bandana!
To register, come to the Hammerhead Parking Lot on campus (take the second entrance off Ocean Drive and it will be the first parking lot to your left) on Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. Pup Rally will start at 6 p.m. at the A&M-Corpus Christi Hike and Bike Trail.
Dogs must be well behaved and kept on a leash or harness.
Don't have a dog? Don't worry! Bring some friends and come spend the evening enjoying music and a silent auction. A costume contest for pets and owners will also take place.
To learn more, call (361) 825-2171 or visit http://recsports.tamucc.edu/puprally.html .
Bark in the Park benefits Corpus Christi Animal Shelters
If your dog looks good in a costume this event is for you.
Join Thomas J. Henry attorneys this weekend as they raise money and awareness for local pet initiatives.
There will be a kid's zone for the youngins, a pet expo and adoption drives for the doggos, and a Howl-o-Ween Pet Costume Contest for cash prizes!
It all takes place at Water's Edge Park this Saturday, Oct. 26, from 4 pm to 9 pm. The address is 602 South Shoreline, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.
The 8th annual event is totally free and open to the public; but you have to pre-register for the pet costume contest.
Kids get in free to Texas State Aquarium's Halloween celebration
"Boo! in the Blue" is the Texas State Aquariums yearly Halloween celebration.
The public is invited to the aquarium this Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 am to 3 pm.
The event promises "not-so-scary" activities for people of all ages.
"... a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, Halloween animal enrichment and presentations, a costume contest, Mad Science Lab, face painting and more," their event page says.
All activities are included in admission, and admission is free for kids with the purchase of an adult ticket.
At 11 am and 3 pm, there will be a costumed dive show. At 11:30 am and 3:30 pm, dolphins will be dancing to Halloween music and the spook-tacular WIld Flight show will happen. Last but not least, the costume contests will be held at the Hawn Wild Flight Theater at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm.
To purchase tickets to “Boo! In the Blue” in advance and skip the line, visit www.texasstateaquarium.org/tickets.
The Aquarium will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.
Halloween at the Museum promises a howling good time
What better way to get ready for Halloween than with a trip to a haunted museum?
This Saturday and Sunday, the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History (1900 N. Chaparral St.) will host two events – one that is family-friendly by day, and one that is a bit more scary by night.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, “Mad Scientist” (G-rated) activities include trick-or-treat stations, scavenger hunts, chemical reactions, slime making, creepy-cool sensory exploration and science shows.
Then, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on both days, the museum will appeal to braver explorers (PG-rated) with a scarier shipwreck-themed haunted maze in the outdoor pavilion, and chilling stories of the ghosts of the 1554 Silver Fleet and the La Belle shipwreck in the darkened museum.
Both day and night events will include howling hot dogs, spooky iced tea, warlock water and magic Moon Pies included with admission (while supplies last).
Regular admission prices apply during the day ($10.95 adults, $8.95 for children 3-12, $7.95 for senior citizen and those with a military ID).
The evening event includes the haunted maze with admission of $15 per person for non-members and $10 for members or groups of 10 or more.
For more information, visit www.ccmuseum.com or call (361) 826-4667.
Local library hosts 'Lucha Libre at the Library' this weekend
You can enjoy the art of Lucha Libre at our local library this Saturday.
The Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library invites the public to this family friendly free event. It takes place at 5930 Brockhampton Street this Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Attendees of "Lucha Libra at the Library" will learn about the history of lucha libre, enjoy a screening of "Nacho Libre," and witness action packed wrestling matches from locally trained wrestlers.
"Lucha libre’s Mexican roots date back to the 19th century," the city's press release says. "The sport is known for its fast-paced moves and colorful masks used to help distinguish wrestlers."
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 361-826-3234, 48 hours in advance.
Don't miss out on this unique experience.
St. Cryil and Methodius Halloween Carnival this weekend
A local church is hosting their annual Halloween Carnival.
All the fun is happening thie Saturday Oct. 26 from 3 pm to 10 pm.
The church will be hosting the event at their parish at 5002 Kostoryz Rd.
The event poster promises , music, a silent auction, games with prizes, funnel cakes, turkey legs, face painting, Bingo, a cake walk, rides, inflatables, raffles, and toy walks.
Contact Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church for more information at 361-853-9392.
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