On-Going Programs

Birding on the Boardwalk

Guided birding tour for anyone, novice to expert, with local guide Nan Dietert. Every Wednesday starting at 9 am, at the Leonabell Turnbull Birding Center at the trolley stop near the south end of Ross Ave. Year round, no charge.

Beachwalk Adventure

Meet Eliesha Barr under the purple flag and comb Port A's beaches for shells and other treasures on the 4th Friday of each month starting at 9 am from the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach St. Year round, no charge.

Yoga on The Beach

Nancy Myers conducts a yoga class on the 2nd Saturday of the month starting at 8 am next to the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach St. No Charge.

In case of bad weather, the instructor will take participants that show up to an inside location for the class.

Sunset Sounds - Free Concert Series

Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment as the sun sets over the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. 2nd Friday of the month from April through October, 7-9 pm, at Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. Bring your lawn chair and your favorite beverage. No charge.

2016 Season
April 8: The Texas Fever Band - variety of country, rock, classics & contemporary
May 13: Carol Elliott - folk artist/performer/songwriter
June 10: Emily Dale - singer/songwriter playing original songs & all-time favorites
July 8: Jesse Stratton Band - Texas Country, Americana & classic rock
August 12: Port of No Return - young boy band playing rock and roll
September 9: Mikayla Griffin - young country singer and pop singer
October 14: Billy Snipes - acoustic reggae, folk, rock, surf

Port Aransas Sand Slam Poetry Series

It may make you laugh, may make you cry, but it will certainly entertain.
Strut your creative stuff or just relax and enjoy a night out at the Port Aransas Sand Slam.
This poetry competition is held the 4th Thursday of each month at EATS Port A, 112 E White Ave.
Competitors and poetry lovers are needed to make each event a success. Poetry selections range from fluff to extremely serious, hilarious to heartbreaking, and always promise a night of entertainment Port A style.
Sign up for the competition and the open mic is at 6:30 pm.
The evening begins at 7 pm with an open mic session where anyone may read or recite his/her own or anyone else's poetry of any kind.
The competition starts after the open mic with 3 rounds of competition. The presenter must use poetry he or she has written.
Competitors in the poetry slam should bring at least 3 original pieces to perform. Competitors will be judged by 5 members of the audience from 1.0 to 10.0 with the highest and lowest scores dropped to eliminate friends and enemies, then the other 3 scores are added for a total each round. The highest scorers make it to the last round to compete for the grand prize!
Any type of poetry can and is presented.
Poetry Slams are nationwide competitions held to encourage and celebrate performance poetry.
Try it, you'll like it!

For more information contact Community Program Coordinator Pam Greene at 361-749-4158 or pamg@cityofportaransas.org

High Intensity Interval Training

Offered by Parks and Recreation with Personal Trainer Karen Decker on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, at 7am, noon & 5:15pm (no 5:15pm on Fridays). It is usually in the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A (occasionally moved to different location). Call Karen for site verification or for more information, 361-903-0901.
Work out at your own pace. It is like Cross-Fit, but not as intense and involves exercise/rest intervals. Cost is $3 a class or $30 for 15 classes. Cash or check made out to COPA [City of Port Aransas]. Open to men and women...just another way to stay healthy.


Island Fishing Workshops
Taught by expert fisherman Asa Olson.
FREE! 2pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month in different places with variety of topics. Contact Community Program Coordinator Pam Greene 749-4158 or pamg@cityofportaransas.org for more info.

Sunset Yoga in the Park

Classes are held Thursdays at 7pm, at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park, 301 J.C. Barr Blvd.
Open to everyone at any level, novice to experienced. The class involves gentle stretching. Certified yoga instructor Lianne Thomas will encourage you to go at your own pace and listen to your body at the judgment-free lessons.
Cost is $2, checks may be made out to COPA (City of Port Aransas).
Bring your own mat and some extra mats are available. Stretch and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Pickleball
Equipment is available for Pickleball and may be played inside the Community Park Inline Skate Rink, 700 Clark Pkwy, off Ross Ave. The public is invited to enjoy the fun of this paddle sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong.

Courts have been marked off in the rink, so if you have your own equipment, you may play any time rink is not in use. Same rules apply if you don't have equipment but know how to play as you may check out equipment at Community Pool by showing a Driver?s License whenever the pool is open. FREE!

Pickleball Rules
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