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Local happenings this weekend

Posted: 9:11 PM, Sep 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-27 22:11:38-04
Coastal Bend events going down this Sunday

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — We have put together a list of local events you might be interested in for this weekend.

Saturday

Play tug of war with a firetruck for Special Olympics of South Texas

Fire truck pull will benefit Special Olympics of South Texas

There will be a lot of people pulling for the Special Olympics of South Texas Saturday at the American Bank Center.

That’s where a fire truck pull will be held to raise money for Special Olympics of South Texas.

Serita Porter and Victor Mirelez joined KRIS 6 Noon Anchor Greg Chandler to discuss the upcoming event.

Those who attend can play tug of war with a fire truck in support of Special Olympics athletes.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. The first pull will begin 15 minutes later.

For more information contact Porter at 361-857-5679 or check out their website here .

Written by Greg Chandler

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Jailbreak Beach Escape this Saturday in Port Aransas

The Jailbreak Beach Escape is going on this Saturday in Port A.

The 5k will take place on the beautiful Port Aransas beaches and have 20 unique and challenging obstacles throughout the course.

course map for Jailbreak Beach Escape.jpeg
course map for Jailbreak Beach Escape

Runners will be meeting at the pier at Port Aransas beach for runs at 9 am, 9:30 am, 10 am, and 10:30 am this Saturday, September 28.

The fun will happen rain or shine. Participants should plan to get dirty. They are encouraged to bring an extra change of clothes. Everyone will get a medal, t-shirt and one beer (for participants over 21).

Here is a breakdown of the pricing:

Price till 5/31: $45 individual, $85 two-person team, $160 four-person team
Price till 7/15: $55 individual, $100 two-person team, $180 four-person team
Price till 9/15: $65 individual, $120 two-person team, $200 four-person team

Here is a video of what you can expect:

Find more info and get your tickets here.

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Smirk kicks off TAMU-CC's Bravo series Saturday afternoon

Smirk will be featured Saturday at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
A performance of "Smirk" will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

If you love the arts, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has you covered with its Bravo series.

The 2019-2020 season kicks off Saturday with Smirk, a 90-minute roller coaster ride into the lives of two performers whose comedic talent derives from the collision of two different minds keeping up in the same show. Included will be juggling, whip cracking, unicycles and rocket launchers.

The performance will take place at 2 p.m. at the school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and $5.

Jim Moore, the performing arts director at the school, and Jim Young met with Paulo Salazar on today’s noon show.

For more information, check out the school’s website or call the school at 361-825-ARTS.

Tickets may be bought online here or at the PAC's box office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Written by Paulo Salazar

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SUNDAY

Nothing fishy about Aquarium's $2 Community Day

Splash Park reopens at Texas State Aquarium
H-E-B Splash Park at the Texas State Aquarium / photo: Texas State Aquarium Facebook

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation will host a Community Day at the Texas State Aquarium from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, discounting admission to $2 for everyone over 2 years old. Children under 2 are free.

Parking is included in the price of admission, which gives visitors access to all the aquarium's exhibits and a 4D film called "Smallfoot 4D." Because discounted days such as Community Day bring more people to the aquarium, regular presentations and visitor programs will not be provided.

Funds raised through admission on Community Day will stay at the aquarium and will be put toward daily operations including animal care, staff and conservation and rescue efforts.

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