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 Shirley Fischer 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.

2016 Meander

New Year's Day (Friday, Jan 1) at 2:16 pm

Walk or run – Kick off the new year with a 2-mile fun run or a 2016-meter walk. Meet at the Community Park, 700 Clark Parkway, off Ross Ave.
Punch and cookies provided after the event.
Children and (leashed) dogs welcome!

Winter Sounds

Enjoy evening concerts in January and February free of charge. Music starts at 7 pm at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 Hwy. 361. Come relax with an evening of music. Wine, beer for donation and drinks, snacks available for purchase from PACT.

2016 Schedule

Monday, January 11 - Dicky Neely & Mike Cross, Dicky is a well-known Renaissance man that sings & plays blues endearing crowds with his blues harp.

Monday& Tuesday, February 15 & 16 - Ron Baker. Ron was born in San Antonio, Texas and at the age of 9 he took up guitar. At 14, Ron played on a Dr. Pepper commercial featuring Donna Loren, best known for her roles in the Beach Party movies of the 60's and as the "celebrity spokes model" for Dr. Pepper. Ron was working with now popular blues artist Delbert McClinton when, in 1975, Ron was given the opportunity to audition for country music singer Charley Pride. He beat out several other players for the job of lead guitarist. Ron's first performance with Pride was the 1975 Bob Hope 4th of July TV special. His first actual concert was in the Waikiki Music Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii. From there the group flew to Australia for a 6 week tour including New Zealand and Tasmania. As a member of the Pride organization for over 11 years, Ron has traveled the world doing what he loves to do, and has appeared on many TV shows including The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, the Merv Griffin Show, Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, Dinah Shore, and many others.
August 6, 1980, Ron was onboard Pride's private airplane and survived a midair collision that unfortunately took the lives of two people. Ron continues to perform today playing a variety of musical styles with smooth precision. He uses his unique storytelling style to entertain his audience with stories from his Charley Pride days.
After 12 years of living and performing in the Guadalajara area of Mexico, Ron is a permanent resident of Port Aransas.
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 (unless otherwise noted) 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.

2015 Season
April 10: Raeanne and the Ride - classic rock and roll and the blues
May 8: Edge & Duggen - variety of country, rock and roll, classics and contemporary
June 12: Melissa Brooke - young country singer with big voice
July 10: Unrehearsed and Unashamed - Ken Yarbrough (keyboard) and Mike Jones (guitar) play & sing everything under the sun.
August 14: -
September 11: Sandy Bottom Boys - hillbilly gospel
October 9: South Texas Grass Roots - Blue Grass and Acoustic
Offered by Parks and Recreation with Personal Trainer Karen Decker at 7am in the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. (occasionally moved to Girl Scout hut inside Parks and Recreation building, 739 W. Ave. A, when center is booked) on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.
IN ADDITION, STARTING WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9....a noon class also will be held 3 days each week, but these will be at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. [Monday-Wednesday-Friday]
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
FREE! 1:30pm
Taught by expert fisherman Bill Hoffman or qualified substitute.

Held the 3rd Friday 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. ** NO WORKSHOP IN AUGUST **

Worship Yoga

Yet another way to fine tune your body and spirit is being offered by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. A Worship Yoga will be held on Sunday mornings, beginning on Sept. 6, at 7 am. Meet at the pavilion in the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture at the end of Port Street.
WHO can participate? Anyone with a pulse. Gentle YET invigorating. Whether a first timer or a seasoned yogi, the feeling of knowing a connection to God through Christ will come through. Yogis will be taken through a gentle set of asanas (poses/postures) connecting to God through Christ with movement, breathe, and scripture. A fresh approach to the timeless love we all yearn for.
Brittany Young will lead the classes.
Young describes herself as “a daughter of the One and sister to all. Just a follower of Christ because of what I have seen Him do in my life and others. I have a passion for TOTAL health. Mind, body and soul. I want to share the Great News with those who perhaps may not know Him, those who already do and those who may have been "church hurt" in the past. I have 12 years’ experience in yoga. Studied Biblical Scripture for 2 years at a private Bible College in Dallas, Texas and worked with prison inmates and the homeless during my walk with Christ. I want to live the life God intended for me all the while encouraging others to be the best they can be.
Come connect with God through Christ and the Holy scriptures. Come invigorate your soul and body with praise and movement. Gratitude, love, and mercy to one and to all. Be a part of your own healing, your own personal connection with Christ through breathe, movement, visualization, and prayer.”
Cost is $2, checks may be made out to COPA (City of Port Aransas).
Bring your own mat. Stretch and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.

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