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Our lovely city has loads of fun planned this weekend

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Posted at 9:28 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 22:30:51-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — When the week ends the fun begins. We have done some research about what is going on around town. Go to all the events if you can!

SATURDAY

Food trucks galore at Whataburger Field this weekend

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FOOD TRUCKS EVERYWHERE! Whataburger field knows how to throw an amazing food truck fest. Join them this Saturday and Sunday for the2019 Street Food Weekend.

It all starts August 10th from noon to midnight and then again on August 11, from noon to 10 pm.

"The Street Food Weekend is designed to showcase the diversity in Corpus Christi’s culinary community along with some of the Corpus Christi’s amazing musical talent," their event page says.

You and your family will also be able to enjoy arts and crafts vendor’s, a kids truck zone, a petting zoo, mini horses, live bands, and air brush tattoo art.

Bring your kids and even your pets! Admission is free. Don't forget to wear your stretchy pants!

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Local veterans and local brewery team up for school supply drive

Veterans and their families are invited to enjoy some beer, food, and fun.

Lorelei Brewing Company is hosting aVeterans and Family Day Event this Saturday, August 10. The event starts at 4 and ends at 8 pm.

The first 50 kids will also receive a bundle of school supplies.

They will be serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, and have some local food trucks on site. Plus, there will be music, a moon jump for the kids, door prizes, and some good old fashioned face painting.

Check out their Facebook page for more information. (click here)

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K Space Summer Camp revealing downtown mural

Art students with the K Space Contemporary summer camp are almost done with their latest mural.

They are putting on the finishing touches before their big reveal.

Art students have worked very hard putting in long hours in the Texas heat; But the project is almost complete and portrays a powerful message. With each dab of fresh paint and every artistic stroke brings life to the K Space Contemporary building downtown on Starr Street. The man behind this design is Tony Armadillo.

“One of the things I would tell the students is whatever you're going to create, try to create the art piece with a particular message, you may be the only person to understand that message but hopefully you can create something that has meaningful symbols messages for people to relate to,” says artist Tony Armadillo.

On the side of the building welcomes a new face or better yet a new message and that is the Connections Mural. The man behind this design is Tony Armadillo.

The masterpiece shows a young boy, ready to release his marble, it will then strike the other marbles and this chain reaction is symbolic on how other artists influence each other.

“They're going to see this leaving the legacy in the city and now this is going to become a landmark,” says muralist Sandra Gonzalez.

Muralist Sandra Gonzalez says this took a lot of teamwork.

Many art students from the K Space Contemporary summer camp helped bring this vision to life.

Gonzalez says this is something the young students can look back on and be proud of for many years to come.

Two mural dedications will take place Saturday, August 10th, 2019

The first ceremony will start at 11 am at La Palmera Mall with artists Mayra Zamora and Monica Marie Garcia.

The Connections Mural will be revealed at 415 D Starr Street.

That mural dedication will begin at 1 pm with instructors Tony Armadillo and Sandra Gonzalez.

Written by Jeremiah Marshall

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Buckle up for Saturday's Youth Traffic Safety-Con

The Corpus Christi Municipal Court invites residents to buckle up as they host their first ever Youth Traffic Safety-Con.

The free event takes place Saturday at the American Bank Center (1201 North Shoreline Boulevard) from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Both teens and adults are invited to put their driving skills to the test using interactive traffic stations with pedal cars, DWI simulators and more. Traffic safety experts will be on site, along with more than 20 local vendors, delivering the latest information on road safety.

In addition, Safety-Con features free parking, door prizes, and refreshments.

The event is organized in partnership with TxDOT & Driscoll Children’s Hospital Injury Prevention.

To register for Youth Traffic Safety-Con, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/SafetyCon. Although registration is not required, it is encouraged.

For more information, call 826-3248 or email at olivias@cctexas.com.

Written by Mike Gillaspia

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Speed dating event at Green Light Coffee

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Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? Delete all your dating apps and meet singles the old fashioned way: SPEED DATING!

Join Green Light Coffee this Saturday, August 10, to find love in the right place.

According to their event page, this is how it will work, "When you arrive you will get a name tag and your name will be put on our roster. Each person will receive the full roster. You will get 1 min with each person. At the end of that minute you mark yes or no next to their name on your roster. At the end of the night you will get the contact information of the people you match with. (So they must have marked "YES" for you as well)"

Ages 21 to 35 will be welcome. There will be no fee to participate.

The speed dating event goes from 8 pm to 10 pm at 7426 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413.

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SUNDAY

Panjo's Pizza celebrates 55 years with a car show

Tunes for Teachers helps raise funds for school supplies