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Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Al Edwards Emancipation Proclamation Reading & Prayer Breakfast

The Galveston Nia Cultural Center will provide a historical perspective of Juneteenth, the Emancipation Proclamation and General Order No. 3, along with the Fanfare Lutheran Music Academy and Dr. Stephen Duncan will perform as U.S. Major General Gordon Granger at the Ashton Villa Ballroom which once served as the Confederate Army headquarters. Annual Juneteenth celebrations occur in over 40 states in the United States. This event occurred in Galveston on June 19, 1865, two years after it was enacted in 1863. Galveston holds the distinction of being the place of the first reading of the Proclamation in the South. Former Texas State Representative Al Edwards sponsored two legislative bills establishing Juneteenth as a State Holiday in 1979 and providing for a Juneteenth Statue in Galveston. In June 2006, the Texas Emancipation Juneteenth Commission dedicated a $100,000 statue commemorating the State Juneteenth Holiday at the historic Ashton Villa, which was the first state government to recognize a holiday for… More Info: Ashton Villa. Cost: Free. Contact: (409) 599-5520. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 8:30 AM. Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Water & Chalk Play at the Pavilion

Storytime goes outside! We'll share some stories and songs and outdoor play. Wear a bathing suit or clothes to get wet in, cool off and create original chalk drawings outside. Pavilion is located on the south side of the Library. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Teen Tabletop Role-Playing Game

Teen Tabletop Role-Playing Game, Every Wednesday from June 5th – August 21st @ 2 – 5 PM , Play a pen-and-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons!  Space is limited, but come enjoy the story even if you can’t play!
 , Fox Room – 4th floor , For ages 13-18 only About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2019!   The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community connect with each other, the library, and promote involvement in reading-related activities.  Events will include everything from board games to trivia nights to craft workshops, and we’d love to see you at the Rosenberg Library this summer! f you have any questions about summer events or Summer Reading Programs, you… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

International Day of Drumming and Healing

Join us as we commemorate 400 years of African American history.  Highlighting the resilience and contributions of African Americans in our nation as we attempt to begin the healing of the painful impact of slavery, and racial discrimination. Cost: FREE. Contact: Sue Johnson 409.765.7086. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Old Central Cultural Center 2627 Avenue M.

Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church Historic March and Inspirational Program

This year’s program commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first Africans to arrive in the new world. As customary, we will reenact Galveston’s first documented citywide celebration of emancipation—a jubilant march from the courthouse to the historic sanctuary of Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church, followed by an inspirational program. In addition, an African Village will transport you to the ancestral motherland with demonstrations and exhibits of African music, art and crafts before and after the march. Juneteenth refreshments; great family fun. One and all welcome. Marchers should meet at 5:55 p.m. on the steps of the Old Galveston Court House on 21st and Sealy. The march to Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church begins promptly at 6:00 p.m. (approximately 3 blocks to 2015 Broadway) 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. African Village featuring an African drum circle, exhibits and children’s arts and crafts – Reedy Chapel Church parking lot and Fellowship Hall prior to the Emancipation March and Program. , 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.… Contact: sbgillins@gmail.com. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Reedy Chapel AME Church 2015 Broadway. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Printmaking Studio

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples. Each three-week session of this summer series for beginners and intermediate students makes use of GAC’s professional etching press, specialized printmaking tools, and inks. Projects include relief printmaking tiles, drypoint etching, monotypes, chine-collé and more. Create bold images in both black and white and color and produce in duplicate to multiply the fun! Led by Amber Kaiser of Burning Bones press. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $60 per 3-week session. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Adventures in Art: Happy Hour

Moody Gardens presents Adventures In Art, in collaboration with From The Heart Gallery. Experience local artistry, converse with the artist, and drink something fun and new! Open to the public. More Info: Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby Bar 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Thursday, June 20, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Convict Leasing: Worse than Slavery

The day after Juneteenth the evolution of slavery created a system of convict leasing that was worse than slavery. The discovery of the Sugar Land 95 in 2018 revealed a dark chapter in our Texas history that has not been taught in our classrooms. Join us for a discussion with local historian Sam Collins III to discuss Juneteenth, Freedom and the Sugar Land 95. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Museum Members: FREE, suggested $5 donation, Non-members: $10 ticket. Contact: candace@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Friday, June 21, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Seasonal Sunrise Labyrinth Walk: Summer Solstice

The public is invited to participate in Seasonal Sunrise labyrinth walks.  Each walk begins approximately 10-15 minutes before sunrise. To access the beach labyrinth, use the seawall steps located at 17th and Seawall Boulevard. Cost: Free. Friday, June 21, 2019, 6:15 AM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Friday, June 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Summer Art for Kids!

Ages 5-8 meet from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM. , Ages 9-12 meet from 10:30 AM-Noon. This summer Galveston Arts Center will have art classes for kids every Friday morning. Activities range from watercolor magic, clay, book building, drawing, felting and much more.  Our teachers have years of experience with art and will teach the children everything they need to know to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.  Check out our art camps and a full list of the classes we will be offering on our website. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: Ages 5-8: $15 per class or $120 for the whole summer. Ages 9-12: $20 per class or $160 for the whole summer. Contact: Reyna Collura at education@galvestonartscenter.org. Friday, June 21, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Mario Kart 8 Tournament

Do you have what it takes to win our Mario Kart tournament?  Face your foes in our double elimination bracket style tournament and compete for a prize! Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor   About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2019!   The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community connect with each other, the library, and promote involvement in reading-related activities.  Events will include everything from board games to trivia nights to craft workshops, and we’d love to see you at the Rosenberg Library this summer! f you have any questions about summer events or Summer Reading Programs, you may call the Rosenberg Library Reference Desk at 409-763-8854 x135, or… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, June 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Summer Solstice Member Wine Share

Bring a bottle of wine to share with other members, and sample wines you may not be familiar with. Light appetizers provided. Members Only. Become a member at www.galvestonartscenter.org/membership. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Friday, June 21, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, June 21, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Live Music: Kirk Hale

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge from 6pm - 9pm. June 2019: Friday June 7th Clay Howell On Piano 6pm – 9pm , Friday June 14th Mike and Jayme on the piano 6pm-9 pm , Friday June 21st Kirk Hale on the Piano 6pm- 9pm , Friday June 28th Lu/X on the piano 6pm – 9pm. Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, June 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, June 21, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Sergio Trevino at MOD Coffeehouse

Sergio Trevino is known as the frontperson of Houston's folk rock mainstay BUXTON, electronic folk project Guess Genes, and as a member of eclectic folk trio Ancient Cat Society. He is playing Galveston following the release of Buxton’s much anticipated new album on New West Records, 'Stay Out Late.'. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffeehouse.com. Friday, June 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Sandcastle Building Lesson

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.  Visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will take place each Saturday this summer from June 1 thru August 17. Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11 a.m. followed by lessons at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels. Registration is not required.The lessons will take place at the water's edge, straight down from the Stewart Beach Pavilion. Stewart Beach is located at 201 Seawall Blvd. It is home to helicopter tours, a pavilion, volleyball courts, a children’s playground, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals and… More Info: Stewart Beach. Summary: This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Christmas Bay

Christmas Bay Coastal Preserve is a place for the adventurous as well as the romantic. Hosting the last remaining natural stands of seagrass beds in Galveston Bay, Christmas Bay supports the offshore shrimp fisheries and the recreational fisherman’s desire for redfish. Explore one of the most pristine places on Galveston Bay where an unhindered horizon line meets the Gulf of Mexico. See what most of Galveston bay looked like prior to the affects of subsidence and development. While driving over the San Luis Pass Bridge to leave Galveston Island, one gets a great view of one of two entrances the Gulf of Mexico makes to Galveston Bay. In addition, you are able to gaze upon the fragility of Galveston Island’s dunes, beaches, prairies, and marshes. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: Christmas Bay Coastal Preserve is a place for the adventurous as well as the romantic. Hosting the last remaining natural stands of seagrass beds in Galveston Bay, Christmas Bay supports the offshore shrimp fisheries and the recreational fisherman’s desire for redfish. Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Christmas Bay. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Beach Explorations

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Day Use Beach boardwalk (adjacent to the restrooms and parking lot.) Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Free Film Screening of "The Green Book: Guide to Freedom"

Join Rosenberg Library for a screening of Yoruba Richen’s documentary "The Green Book:  Guide to Freedom" and learn about the Galveston businesses featured in the African-American travel guide between the 1930s and the 1960s. The event will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in Rosenberg Library’s Wortham Auditorium (1st floor).  Advance registration is required. Admission is free, but space is limited.  Online registration is available at http://rosenberg-library-museum.org/museum-events/.  You can also email ebarton@rosenberg-library.org or call 409.763.8854 x.125 to register. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: free. Contact: ebarton@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Rosenberg Library (Wortham Auditorium) 2310 Sealy Ave. For more info visit rosenberg-library-museum.org.

Basement to Attic Tour

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions. More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30| https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basement-to-attic-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-53811240870. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11:00 AM. Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Cooking Class: Mermaid Cookies with Royal Icing!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Join us for a fun sugar cookie decorating class to celebrate everything mermaid! Chef Stephanie will teach you her secret recipe for making foolproof sugar cookies and how to ice them perfectly. You’ll learn to MAKE, pour, pipe, border, fill, dye, paint and dust royal frosting! Each participant will leave with a dozen  decorated cookies, as well as all the recipes, knowledge and confidence to make them again at home! Start the new year by mastering these fancy cookies! $55/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations or changes can be… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $55/person. Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

2019 Flamingo Fest Golf Cart Parade & Pub Crawl

Join Postoffice District Flamingo Fest Golf Cart Parade & Pub Crawl, coming Saturday, June 22, beginning at 1pm. Register online at postofficedistrict.com, or in person at Molly's Pub.  Registration begins at 11am. Golf Carts should begin lineup at 12:30pm at the parking lot on the south side of 24th & Postoffice Streets. Parade begins 1pm. For more details visit our website or email us at thepodgalveston@gmail.com. Contact: thepodgalveston@gmail.com. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM. Postoffice Street District. For more info visit www.postofficedistrict.com.

1900 Hurricane Tour

Take a tour of the 1900 Hurricane to kick off the start of hurricane season. The hour long driving tour covers stories of survival, surviving buildings, and sites of destroyed buildings. Sites include Ashton Villa, site of Isaac Cline's home, the Levy Building, Sacred Heart, Bishop's Palace, and more.  To purchase tickets, click WEB LINK. Cost: $17. Contact: 409-789-9911. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Jahrel Pickens at MOD Coffeehouse

Jahrel Pickens blends old blues and reggae into a mix that can only be called soul music. Playing with a recklessness reminiscent of Jerry Lee Lewis and a voice like Richie Havens. His originals are classic storyteller pieces in the style of Leonard Cohen or Bill Withers. Simple soul music. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffeehouse.com. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Live Music: Dave Thomas on the Piano

Don't miss live entertainment each Saturday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar,  from 9pm to midnight. Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, June 23, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Sunday, June 23, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, June 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, June 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, June 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Cooking Class: Gulf Seafood - Feelin' Crabby!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Gulf seafood is all about latitude & attitudes! Chef Bailey Glover will teach you how to properly cook & prepare delicious fresh seafood dishes! We're feelin' crabby, how 'bout you? You will learn to make a corn, bacon and jumbo lump crab soup. Next, you will pan-fry crispy soft shell crab in a classic butter sauce. You'll also learn to make a crispy crab cake accompanied by a creamy remoulade sauce. Finally, we'll turn ripe summer strawberries into a rich mousse topped with chantilly cream. Life on the gulf coast sure is tasty! $75/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $75/person. Contact: 4094972999. Sunday, June 23, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss Sing-A-Long Sundays, 4pm - 7pm,  with live piano by Sean Cowin. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, June 23, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Monday, June 24, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers practice their skills while sharing stories with Cory, the book-loving dog. He's friendly, kind and non-judgmental. Each reader gets an individual session with the therapy dog who is accompanied by a handler. Register at the children's reference desk. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Teen Gaming

Teen Gaming, Every Monday from June 3rd – August 19th @ 2 – 5 PM
 , Board games – cooperative, strategic, and more, as well as Smash Bros. and Mario Kart on the Wii U!
 , Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor 
(June 17th & July 1st – in Fox Room, 4th floor) , For ages 13-18 only About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2019!   The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community connect with each other, the library, and promote involvement in reading-related activities.  Events will include everything from board games to trivia nights to craft workshops, and we’d love to see you at the Rosenberg Library this summer! f you have any questions about summer events or Summer… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, June 24, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Drop-In Chess for Kids

Chess novices are invited to come learn the game and chess masters are challenged to test their skills at this weekly program featuring the classic game of kings and queens. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, June 24, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Ceramics Studio

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. All materials and supplies provided.  Beginners welcome! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions. $20 a session when you buy 4 or more classes. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Drop-In Write Stuff

Young writers drop-in to the Children's Department to practice your craft and leave with your very own written creation. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

DJ Dance Party: Happy Birthday, Henry Rosenberg!

Celebrating Henry Rosenberg’s 195th Birthday with the Limbo, Chicken Dance, party food & more! More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 4:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

One Trip Around the Sun: A Happy Birthday Storytime

A playful program featuring singing, storytelling, movement, and more planned to promote early literacy development and to encourage one-on-one interaction between children and their caregivers. Come early to get a good seat! More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Teen Tabletop Role-Playing Game

Teen Tabletop Role-Playing Game, Every Wednesday from June 5th – August 21st @ 2 – 5 PM , Play a pen-and-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons!  Space is limited, but come enjoy the story even if you can’t play!
 , Fox Room – 4th floor , For ages 13-18 only About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2019!   The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community connect with each other, the library, and promote involvement in reading-related activities.  Events will include everything from board games to trivia nights to craft workshops, and we’d love to see you at the Rosenberg Library this summer! f you have any questions about summer events or Summer Reading Programs, you… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Printmaking Studio

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples. Each three-week session of this summer series for beginners and intermediate students makes use of GAC’s professional etching press, specialized printmaking tools, and inks. Projects include relief printmaking tiles, drypoint etching, monotypes, chine-collé and more. Create bold images in both black and white and color and produce in duplicate to multiply the fun! Led by Amber Kaiser of Burning Bones press. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $60 per 3-week session. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Adventures in Art: Happy Hour

Moody Gardens presents Adventures In Art, in collaboration with From The Heart Gallery. Experience local artistry, converse with the artist, and drink something fun and new! Open to the public. More Info: Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby Bar 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Thursday, June 27, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Cooking Class: Homemade Ravioli!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Unlock your inner Italian Nonna by learning how to make fresh ravioli at home! Roll up your sleeves and join Chef Bailey Shinn for this hands-on class! To start, you will make a savory pear, date & burrata flatbread garnished with crispy rosemary. Next, you will learn to make luxuriously rich, creamy ricotta cheese from scratch! You will need a little elbow grease to make your own homemade pasta which we will turn into soft ravioli pillows stuffed with a traditional ricotta and spinach filling and dressed with a mouthwatering sage brown butter sauce. You will also prepare asparagus roasted with walnuts & tasty garlic butter. Finally, for dessert indulge in a silky olive oil chocolate mousse finished with fresh whipped cream! Mama mia, this is going to be a delizioso class! $65/person. This class will last 2.5-3 hours. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Friday, June 28, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Summer Art for Kids!

Ages 5-8 meet from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM. , Ages 9-12 meet from 10:30 AM-Noon. This summer Galveston Arts Center will have art classes for kids every Friday morning. Activities range from watercolor magic, clay, book building, drawing, felting and much more.  Our teachers have years of experience with art and will teach the children everything they need to know to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.  Check out our art camps and a full list of the classes we will be offering on our website. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: Ages 5-8: $15 per class or $120 for the whole summer. Ages 9-12: $20 per class or $160 for the whole summer. Contact: Reyna Collura at education@galvestonartscenter.org. Friday, June 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Fandom Debate Club

By popular request, come debate with other teens about which fandom is better from a variety of subjects.  Harry Potter vs. Percy Jackson; Star Wars vs. Star Trek; Playstation vs. Xbox.  Which is better?  Come get some snacks, a soda, and discuss!
 Randall Room – 1st floor About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2019!   The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community connect with each other, the library, and promote involvement in reading-related activities.  Events will include everything from board games to trivia nights to craft workshops, and we’d love to see you at the Rosenberg Library this summer! f you have any questions about summer events or Summer… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, June 28, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Take Me to Your Readers

Julian Franklin presents an engaging program about using creativity, artistic talents, and intelligence to solve every day problems. The show involves maker space concepts, robot, puppets, magic tricks, and books. Family Fun! More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, June 28, 2019, 2:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Friday, June 28, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, June 28, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Live Music: Lu/X

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge from 6pm - 9pm. June 2019: Friday June 7th Clay Howell On Piano 6pm – 9pm , Friday June 14th Mike and Jayme on the piano 6pm-9 pm , Friday June 21st Kirk Hale on the Piano 6pm- 9pm , Friday June 28th Lu/X on the piano 6pm – 9pm. Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, June 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, June 28, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Tommy Lewis at MOD Coffeehouse

Nationally touring singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and author Tommy Lewis sits near the heart of the creative revolution in Americana. The published poet works with country legends, including Radney Foster, and folk powerhouses like the international award-winning Chad Elliott. Rob Ellen of Medicine Show Records (U.K.) calls him "a true testament to the quality of poetry, artistry and performance that continues to blossom in the Lone Star State." His latest single, "Salt Water Wine" continues to climb Americana radio in Europe and in the U.K. and received airplay on stations all across the United States. Visit www.tommylewis.net for more info, tour dates, and free downloads. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffeehouse.com. Friday, June 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Jeanne Robertson: "The Rocking Humor"

A  professional speaker, Jeanne Robertson specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking  to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success. Other speakers might be as witty as Jeanne. Some might even be as tall. (Barefooted with her hair “mashed” down, she’s 6’2″ in her size 11B stocking feet.) But nowhere will you find a speaker so adept at turning personal experiences into funny material that does more than elicit laughter. This Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant, “Yearrrrrrrrrrrs ago,” quoting Jeanne, uses her down-home Southern drawl to leave her audiences laughing . . . and thinking about her message. 

 Jeanne’s success as a humorist has not gone unnoticed by her peers. She has been awarded every top honor in her profession including the top award in professional speaking “The Cavett Award.”  She is also a member of the Speakers Hal… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=005A1D08-CFDE-4BA7-80CD-77AC98F8E47B. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has a vivacious personality, heart and sense of humor. Her witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter.  Be prepared for “Don’t Bungee Jump Naked” “Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store” and so much more! Friday, June 28, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sandcastle Building Lesson

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.  Visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will take place each Saturday this summer from June 1 thru August 17. Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11 a.m. followed by lessons at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels. Registration is not required.The lessons will take place at the water's edge, straight down from the Stewart Beach Pavilion. Stewart Beach is located at 201 Seawall Blvd. It is home to helicopter tours, a pavilion, volleyball courts, a children’s playground, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals and… More Info: Stewart Beach. Summary: This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

GCVA Galveston Open

The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association will host its Galveston Open.  Free tees to the first 100 players who check in at the beach. Entry fees $25 per person, $50 per team. Divisions: Men's 2’s Open, AA, A, BB , Women's 2’s AA, A , Junior 2’s 18< 16< 14< 12< CoEd , Coed 2’s A/BB, JRS. Tournament Start Time: Check in: Before 8:30 , Players Meeting: 8:45 , Games Start: 9:00AM -SHARP Register here: http://gcva.wufoo.com/forms/gcva-beach-tournament-registration-form/ ABOUT GCVA: The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA. The GCVA has been producing outdoor volleyball events in the Texas Gulf Coast area for over 25 years, and has featured some of the finest talent in the region. During the spring and summer months, the GCVA features an array of high-flying scheduled tournaments at Stewart Beach & East Beach, two of Galveston Island's premier… More Info: East Beach. Gulf Coast Volleyball Association. Contact: (832)928-4120. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 9:00 AM. East Beach. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Beach Explorations

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Day Use Beach boardwalk (adjacent to the restrooms and parking lot.) Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Hands on History Festival

Prepare yourself for the best living history festival Galveston Island has ever seen! On June 29th, the Museum is celebrating Texas history with a hands on event featuring live music, a chuckwagon, Medicine Show, branding, gunsmith, Buffalo Soldiers, games, costumed historical reenactors, WWII vehicles, delicious BBQ, and more! Handle some critters from the coast too! Mark your calendars now. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hands-on-texas-history-tickets-61320366868?aff=ebdivmhoustonpress#tickets. More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: (409)632-7685. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Jewelry Making With Annette Kinslow

G. Lee Gallery invites you to join master jeweler Annette Kinslow for a ring jewelry making workshop, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019.  Learn to capture a stone or a piece of glass into a wire bezel and make the shank of the ring. All materials as well as the use of tools during class are provided.   Beginners are welcome; however this is a class that is best taken with a little jewelry wiring experience. This a fun ring to make. You will get complements where ever you wear it. Cost:$105 Seating is limited - reserve your spot now: www.gleegallery,net/Shopping-Cart The elegant ring shown is an Annette Kinslow original. Annette gets much of her inspiration from ancient designs, materials, and techniques. Her use of precious metals and gems reflects the value placed on these materials throughout history. Annette fabricates highly personal, dynamic art jewelry with unusual ethnic beads, vintage items and sea glass. Cost: $105/person. Contact: 4093707350. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Basement to Attic Tour

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions. More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30| https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basement-to-attic-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-53811240870. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 11:00 AM. Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Color Outside the Box - Pastel Workshop

Eclectic and energetic describe workshops with Jane East. Be prepared to use vibrant colors Learn successful strategies for loosening up your work, regardless of your subject matter, with bold marks and fresh color. Enjoy a complimentary gallery glass of wine - adults only! Beginners to advanced welcome. All supplies included. Minimum students - two; maximum 6 Cost - $60/person Meet your instructor: Jane East paints in multiple mediums, oil, acrylic, pastel, and water media.  She has been painting for over forty years and has won numerous blue ribbons along the way. Cost: $60/person. Contact: 4093707350. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

1900 Hurricane Tour

Take a tour of the 1900 Hurricane to kick off the start of hurricane season. The hour long driving tour covers stories of survival, surviving buildings, and sites of destroyed buildings. Sites include Ashton Villa, site of Isaac Cline's home, the Levy Building, Sacred Heart, Bishop's Palace, and more.  To purchase tickets, click WEB LINK. Cost: $17. Contact: 409-789-9911. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Jeanne Robertson: "The Rocking Humor"

A  professional speaker, Jeanne Robertson specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking  to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success. Other speakers might be as witty as Jeanne. Some might even be as tall. (Barefooted with her hair “mashed” down, she’s 6’2″ in her size 11B stocking feet.) But nowhere will you find a speaker so adept at turning personal experiences into funny material that does more than elicit laughter. This Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant, “Yearrrrrrrrrrrs ago,” quoting Jeanne, uses her down-home Southern drawl to leave her audiences laughing . . . and thinking about her message. 

 Jeanne’s success as a humorist has not gone unnoticed by her peers. She has been awarded every top honor in her profession including the top award in professional speaking “The Cavett Award.”  She is also a member of the Speakers Hal… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=D41C85C5-C98C-42A4-9401-3EBBF4DC0F71. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has a vivacious personality, heart and sense of humor. Her witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter.  Be prepared for “Don’t Bungee Jump Naked” “Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store” and so much more! Saturday, June 29, 2019, 4:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Lyda Plummer at MOD Coffeehouse

Born and raised island musician Lyda Plummer has a deep passion for music. She sings, writes music, and plays the guitar. Her music can be described as singer/songwriter, pop, with beachy vibes. Her main music inspirations are OneRepublic, and Andy Grammer. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffeehouse.com. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Live Music: Jahrel Pickins on the Piano

Don't miss live entertainment each Saturday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar,  from 9pm to midnight. Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, June 29, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, June 30, 2019, 12:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Sunday, June 30, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, June 30, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, June 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, June 30, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Cooking Class: Fancy Fourth of July Cookies with Royal Icing!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Join us for a fun sugar cookie decorating class to celebrate the 4th of July! Chef Stephanie will teach you her secret recipe for making foolproof sugar cookies and how to ice them perfectly. You’ll learn to MAKE, pour, pipe, border, fill, dye, paint and dust royal frosting! Each participant will leave with a dozen  decorated cookies, as well as all the recipes, knowledge and confidence to make them again at home! Spend some time this summer mastering these fancy patriotic cookies! USA! $55/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made less than 72 hours before the class. Cancellations… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $55/person. Contact: 4094972999. Sunday, June 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss Sing-A-Long Sundays, 4pm - 7pm,  with live piano by Sean Cowin. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, June 30, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Monday, July 1, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Kids Cooking Class: Hogwart's Banquet!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Calling all wizards and muggles! Chef Bailey Glover is conjuring the tasty treats from Hogwarts! Your child will learn to make golden snitch cheese balls, a slithering Nagini snake calzone and decadent chocolate cauldron cakes. The class will also brew a batch of homemade butter beer! The class includes everything, so students can leave their wands and robes at home. Spells (aka recipes) will be shared with attendees before they depart on their brooms. This class is full of magic and charms! $50/wizard in training. This class is open to children ages 7 years and up. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $50/child. Contact: 4094972999. Monday, July 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers practice their skills while sharing stories with Cory, the book-loving dog. He's friendly, kind and non-judgmental. Each reader gets an individual session with the therapy dog who is accompanied by a handler. Register at the children's reference desk. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 1, 2019, 11:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Teen Gaming

Teen Gaming, Every Monday from June 3rd – August 19th @ 2 – 5 PM
 , Board games – cooperative, strategic, and more, as well as Smash Bros. and Mario Kart on the Wii U!
 , Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor 
(June 17th & July 1st – in Fox Room, 4th floor) , For ages 13-18 only About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2019!   The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community connect with each other, the library, and promote involvement in reading-related activities.  Events will include everything from board games to trivia nights to craft workshops, and we’d love to see you at the Rosenberg Library this summer! f you have any questions about summer events or Summer… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 1, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Hampstead Stage Co. presents The Jungle Book

Hampstead Stage Company of New Hampshire is back with a wild and wonderful live action theater production. You do not want to miss this showcase of The Jungle Book! More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 1, 2019, 2:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Drop-In Chess for Kids

Chess novices are invited to come learn the game and chess masters are challenged to test their skills at this weekly program featuring the classic game of kings and queens. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 1, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Baby Time

Have fun bonding with the baby in your life while we share music, fingerplays, simple stories, puppets and early literacy tips. Recommended for 0-18 months. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Ceramics Studio

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. All materials and supplies provided.  Beginners welcome! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions. $20 a session when you buy 4 or more classes. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Drop-In Paper Airplanes

Drop-in to the Children’s Department between 2:30 - 5:30pm to learn how to build the current world record flying paper airplane! More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Dance of the Insects

The study of entomology is so much fun when dancers convey the characteristics of insects through choreography with music, costuming, and audience participation. Accompanied by the clever poetry of Paul Fleishman, these professional dancers demonstrate through movement a caterpillar's metamorphosis and the social behavior of bees. Other dances include the Busy Ant, Firefly, Phantom the Flying Cockroach, and Two Too Many Ladybugs. This is a Young Audiences of Houston performance. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Kids Cooking Class: Road Trip Across America!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Chef Bailey Shinn is taking mini chefs (and their appetites!) on a cross-country road trip to sample flavors from all over the USA! Chefs will learn to make crispy Baja fish tacos with fresh salsa and tortillas from scratch, homemade pretzel dogs topped with quick pickle relish & honey mustard and flaky apple hand pies drizzled with scratch-made caramel sauce! Recipes will be shared with attendees before they depart on their next adventure. This class is filled with all-American favs! $50/child. This class is open to children ages 7 years and up. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds or credits will be given for a cancellation made… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $50/child. Contact: 4094972999. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Teen Tabletop Role-Playing Game

Teen Tabletop Role-Playing Game, Every Wednesday from June 5th – August 21st @ 2 – 5 PM , Play a pen-and-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons!  Space is limited, but come enjoy the story even if you can’t play!
 , Fox Room – 4th floor , For ages 13-18 only About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2019!   The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community connect with each other, the library, and promote involvement in reading-related activities.  Events will include everything from board games to trivia nights to craft workshops, and we’d love to see you at the Rosenberg Library this summer! f you have any questions about summer events or Summer Reading Programs, you… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Dance of the Insects

The study of entomology is so much fun when dancers convey the characteristics of insects through choreography with music, costuming, and audience participation. Accompanied by the clever poetry of Paul Fleishman, these professional dancers demonstrate through movement a caterpillar's metamorphosis and the social behavior of bees. Other dances include the Busy Ant, Firefly, Phantom the Flying Cockroach, and Two Too Many Ladybugs. This is a Young Audiences of Houston performance. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 2:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Printmaking Studio

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples. Each three-week session of this summer series for beginners and intermediate students makes use of GAC’s professional etching press, specialized printmaking tools, and inks. Projects include relief printmaking tiles, drypoint etching, monotypes, chine-collé and more. Create bold images in both black and white and color and produce in duplicate to multiply the fun! Led by Amber Kaiser of Burning Bones press. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $60 per 3-week session. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Adventures in Art: Happy Hour

Moody Gardens presents Adventures In Art, in collaboration with From The Heart Gallery. Experience local artistry, converse with the artist, and drink something fun and new! Open to the public. More Info: Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby Bar 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Thursday, July 4, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Vegan Pot Luck

FIRST THURSDAY Open Acoustic Jam and Vegan Pot Luck at From the Heart Gallery!!! Bring your instruments of choice and let's get that rhythm flowing throughout the gallery. And don't forget you favorite vegan dish to share.... and taste all the AMAZING goodies others are bringing  All ages welcome. More Info: Cost: FREE. Contact: 4093003009. Thursday, July 4, 2019, 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Thursday, July 4, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Thursday, July 4, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, July 4, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, July 4, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

180th City of Galveston Celebration Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

Coming up the evening of July 4, Galveston Island will celebrate its annual Independence Day with a parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 7 p.m. with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 59th Street and ending at 25th Street.  After the parade, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 p.m. near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard.   A community collaboration works each year to create The Galveston Marine Corp League Fourth of July Parade. The Marine Corp League, the City of Galveston and community volunteers who create this parade appreciate your support and participation. Rain Date: July 5, 2019. Summary: Nothing says "summer on Galveston Island" better than the 4th of July!  Don't miss this wonderful evening with a glittering parade followed by a dazzling fireworks display over the Gulf! Thursday, July 4, 2019, 7:00 PM. 37th Street and Seawall Blvd. For more info visit galvestonparades.com.

July 4th Patriotic Concert and Fireworks Show at Hotel Galvez

Join us for a free concert by the Galveston Community Band at Hotel Galvez as we celebrate Independence Day with patriotic music and Galveston’s fireworks show scheduled to begin at 9:15 p.m. The Galveston Community Band, under the direction of Doyle Neuwiller, is performing from 8:45 p.m. through the conclusion of the fireworks. The public is invited to attend. The Galvez Bar & Grill will fill quickly with tables available on a first come, first serve basis so plan to arrive early.  For more information, call 409.765.7721 and book your room at www.hotelgalvez.com. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Thursday, July 4, 2019, 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Friday, July 5, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Friday, July 5, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Summer Art for Kids!

Ages 5-8 meet from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM. , Ages 9-12 meet from 10:30 AM-Noon. This summer Galveston Arts Center will have art classes for kids every Friday morning. Activities range from watercolor magic, clay, book building, drawing, felting and much more.  Our teachers have years of experience with art and will teach the children everything they need to know to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.  Check out our art camps and a full list of the classes we will be offering on our website. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: Ages 5-8: $15 per class or $120 for the whole summer. Ages 9-12: $20 per class or $160 for the whole summer. Contact: Reyna Collura at education@galvestonartscenter.org. Friday, July 5, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Stranger Things Escape Room

Can you and your team figure out how to escape our Stranger Things themed escape room?  4 people per group maximum - sessions start every 30 minutes. Randall Room – 1st floor About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2019!   The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community connect with each other, the library, and promote involvement in reading-related activities.  Events will include everything from board games to trivia nights to craft workshops, and we’d love to see you at the Rosenberg Library this summer! f you have any questions about summer events or Summer Reading Programs, you may call the Rosenberg Library Reference Desk at 409-763-8854 x135, or send an… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, July 5, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Wild Things Zoofari

Get wild in the library! Come check out exotic animals and learn about cool creatures from around the world with Wild Things Zoofari. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, July 5, 2019, 2:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, July 5, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, July 5, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Cooking Class: Gulf Seafood Salute to Shrimp & Snapper!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! On the gulf coast, its all about latitudes & attitudes! Chef Bailey Glover is teaching you how to prepare your favorite fresh gulf seafood dishes at home. We'll start the class by making a spicy shrimp remoulade stack salad with layers of fresh tomato and drizzled with a divine citrus basil vinaigrette. Next, master pan-searing snapper fillets  and serve them with a light lemon herb sauce over a bed of creamy gruyere and fresh cracked pepper polenta. Finally, you'll crack into a sinful homemade creme brulee for dessert. It doesn't get any fresher than our famous gulf seafood cooking classes! $75/person. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (facebook/website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $75/person. Contact: 4094972999. Friday, July 5, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Island ETC presents: "Mamma Mia!"

MAMMA MIA! Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (And some songs by Stig Anderson) Book by Catherine Johnson July 5 - August 3, 2019 Sunday matinees on July 14 and July 21 *Opening night July 5 is our Season 17 Celebration; tickets are $50.00 each ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. Wanting to find her birth father, bride-to-be Sophie, invites three men from her mother's past to her upcoming wedding. This hit musical features some of your favorite ABBA hits including: "Dancing Queen," "The Name of the Game," "S.O.S." and of course, "Mamma Mia." Don't miss this fun-filled musical - A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! MAMMA MIA! is a great time for all ages. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Friday, July 5, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Robert Earl Keen and Tyler Childers in Concert

The Grand 1894 Opera House will present one of Galveston’s favorite entertainers - Robert Earl Keen, Friday, July 5 at 8pm. Joining  him for the first time on The Grand’s stage, will be Tyler Childers, as this talented duo share their music in Robert Earl Keen and Tyler Childers in Concert. This concert is sold out. For information concerning SRO tickets, please contact the Box Office. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. Robert Earl Keen – renowned Texas “singer/songwriter who is part of the second generation of maverick country artists” is best known for his “mixed Texas twang, folk wit” and story-telling lyrics.  Look forward to hearing such signature favorites as “Feelin’ Good Again,” “The Road Goes on Forever,” “Gringo Honeymoon,” and “Corpus Christi Bay.”  Performing with Keen – for the first time in Galveston will be Tyler Childers.  Just 27 years old, he has already made a name for himself i… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=5FDB4006-6310-4E18-B2C1-E149C071C578. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: “The road goes on forever …”It’s not always easy to sum up a career – let alone a life’s ambition – so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. Making one of his frequent stops at The Grand this summer, he’ll be joined by Tyler Childers, singer-songwriter called “the New Voice of Appalachia by Rolling Stone.  Join these two musical poets for a summer treat! Friday, July 5, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sandcastle Building Lesson

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.  Visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will take place each Saturday this summer from June 1 thru August 17. Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11 a.m. followed by lessons at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels. Registration is not required.The lessons will take place at the water's edge, straight down from the Stewart Beach Pavilion. Stewart Beach is located at 201 Seawall Blvd. It is home to helicopter tours, a pavilion, volleyball courts, a children’s playground, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals and… More Info: Stewart Beach. Summary: This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Cypress Swamp

An area of the lower Trinity River offers mystery and mazes in a 20,000 acre of brackish and freshwater marshes, as well as bald cypress trees. Among tall trees once harvested to build homes on Galveston Island, one might witness sleeping owls, resting bobcats, and sunning alligators Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An area of the lower Trinity River offers mystery and mazes in a 20,000 acre of brackish and freshwater marshes, as well as bald cypress trees. Book online: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Cypress Swamps Lake Charlotte, TX. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

GCVA Red White n Volleyball Tournament

GCVA will host its Red White n Volleyball Tournament. Free T-Shirts For first 100 Players who check in at the beach.    Entry Fees: $25 per person, $50 per team Divisions:  Men's 2’s A/AA, BB , Women's 2’s A/AA, BB , Coed 2's: A, BB Tournament Start Time: Check in: Before 8:30 , Players Meeting: 8:45 , Games Start: 9:00AM -SHARP Register here: http://gcva.wufoo.com/forms/gcva-beach-tournament-registration-form/ ABOUT GCVA: The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA. The GCVA has been producing outdoor volleyball events in the Texas Gulf Coast area for 25 years, and has featured some of the finest talent in the region. During the spring and summer months, the GCVA features an array of high-flying scheduled tournaments at Stewart Beach & East Beach, two of Galveston Island's premier beach parks. Don't miss out on the fun! You do not… More Info: East Beach. Gulf Coast Volleyball Association. Cost: Entry Fee is $25 per person and $50 per team. Contact: (832)928-4120. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 9:00 AM. East Beach. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Beach Explorations

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Day Use Beach boardwalk (adjacent to the restrooms and parking lot.) Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Saturday Stories

Favorite reads shared aloud in the Children’s Department on the first Saturday of every month. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Flower Painting Workshop

G. Lee Gallery artist Dianne Duggan will be sharing her floral painting techniques in this fun workshop. For the beginner to Intermediate. At the close of this painting workshop you will take home a beautiful painting and the memory of a fun filled afternoon. Dianne will walk you through the acrylic painting process step-by-step. You will learn how to transfer an image to the canvas; color mixing with a limited pallet; and, how to adjust the color scheme. All supplies are included. $60/per person To reserve your spot:  https://www.gleegallery.net/Shopping-Cart.html Children over 12 are welcome! Meet Dianne Duggan - with over 20 years of experience in the art and photography industry, photo restoration and advertising, Dianne brings expertise and fun to each of her workshops. Cost: $60/person. Contact: 4093707350. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Independence Day Dinner & Dance

The Jamaica Beach Volunteer Fire Department will host its 43rd annual Independence Day Dinner/Dance from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 6, 2019 with food, firetrucks and family fun. There will be live music from Salty Dog, barbecue and booze for purchase, kids activities, and an amazing silent auction, so it’s sure to be a rip-roaring good time. This year’s silent auction will include lots of fantastic items including two roundtrip tickets from Southwest Airlines, jewelry by Kendra Scott, fun pool toys from LUNA Home & Gifts, Dooney & Bourke accessories, outdoor furniture from Home Depot and much, much more. All of the money raised will benefit JBVFD, which runs on 100 percent volunteer power. JBVFD's brave first responders are often the first people dispatched to medical emergencies, which can range from minor injuries to serious traumas. They respond to car accidents and house fires; they help worried parents locate missing children on the beach and assist seniors on 'lift assist' calls. A… Cost: $5 donation for adults, kids get in free. Contact: Nathan Martens, JBVFD President. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 6:00 PM – Sunday, July 7, 2019, 12:00 AM. Jamaica Beach City Park 16721 Jolly Roger Rd. For more info visit www.jamaicabeachfiredept.us.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Movie Nite on The Strand: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"

Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau presents Movie Nite on the Strand March through October. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy FREE movies and music series in Saengerfest Park located at 23rd and Strand Street. Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Movie Nite films begin at dusk and are the first Saturday of the month with the exception of the March date. 2019 Schedule: March 16: E.T. (1982) , April 6: My Fair Lady (1964) , May 4: A Wrinkle in Time (2018) , June 1: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) , July 6: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) , July 20: First Man (2018) , August 3: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) , September 7: Tommy Boy (1995) , October 5: Goosebumps (2015). More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact: cgrumbles@mitchellfamilycorp.com. Summary: Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Saturday, July 6, 2019, 7:45 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "Mamma Mia!"

MAMMA MIA! Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (And some songs by Stig Anderson) Book by Catherine Johnson July 5 - August 3, 2019 Sunday matinees on July 14 and July 21 *Opening night July 5 is our Season 17 Celebration; tickets are $50.00 each ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. Wanting to find her birth father, bride-to-be Sophie, invites three men from her mother's past to her upcoming wedding. This hit musical features some of your favorite ABBA hits including: "Dancing Queen," "The Name of the Game," "S.O.S." and of course, "Mamma Mia." Don't miss this fun-filled musical - A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! MAMMA MIA! is a great time for all ages. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Saturday, July 6, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Sunday, July 7, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, July 7, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Bay Explorations

Become a Galveston Bay warrior and uncover life on and in the bay waters. Come join one of our weekly explorations of the connections between the mainland and our island paradise - Galveston Bay. Sandy beach access to the calm waters of this seafood nursery abound with life! Meet our naturalist guides at the Lake Como Fishing area at 10:00 am; explorations last approximately 75 minutes. Discover the wetlands with a close-up look at the critters, grasses and birds that inhabit the marshland and bay. Tour activities include hands-on-seining, fiddler crab sightings and more under the guidance of FoGISP (Friends of Galveston Island State Park) volunteers. What to bring: • Park permit on windshield of vehicle • Clothes & shoes to get wet (optional) • Water bottle • Binoculars (for great wildlife viewing) • Park Map. More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Sunday, July 7, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Sunday, July 7, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Monday, July 8, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Summer Clay Camp with Pat Johnson

Award-winning figurative ceramicist Pat Johnson is returning to Galveston for the fourth summer in a row to teach clay camps at Galveston Arts Center: from June 10-14, and again from July 8-12, both from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Camps last three hours each day, allowing students to delve deeply into a project over five days.  Ms. Johnson’s week-long workshop lets students explore the design and production of handmade ceramic objects and tiles. Using stories and imagination as inspiration, students will create fun ceramic projects including usable pots and fanciful sculptures. Students will learn ancient ceramic methods such as pinch, slab and coil pots, rolling cylinders, altering shapes and applying surface textures and colors. Varied projects in hand building will include building a slab-built animal and coil-built pots inspired by the history and pottery of the Caddo Indians of East Texas. Students will examine the forms of birds, mammals and marine life in the Galveston area, and will… More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $150 for the week. Summary: Award-winning figurative ceramicist Pat Johnson is returning to Galveston for the fourth summer in a row to teach clay camps at Galveston Arts Center: from June 10-14, and again from July 8-12, both from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Monday, July 8, 2019 – Friday, July 12, 2019. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Yo Ho Ho! It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Swashbuckle into the life of a privateer in the 1800s and follow the footsteps of Galveston’s most famous pirate Jean Lafitte. A search for hidden treasure utilizing maps, compasses, and a pirate’s luck will be a feature of the week, along with lessons about life at sea, early ship building, pirate skills, and navigation. 9am - 3pm. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $250 | Bring your own lunch. Contact: (409)632-7685. Monday, July 8, 2019 – Friday, July 12, 2019. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

Paws to Read

Beginning readers practice their skills while sharing stories with Cory, the book-loving dog. He's friendly, kind and non-judgmental. Each reader gets an individual session with the therapy dog who is accompanied by a handler. Register at the children's reference desk. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 8, 2019, 11:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Teen Gaming

Teen Gaming, Every Monday from June 3rd – August 19th @ 2 – 5 PM
 , Board games – cooperative, strategic, and more, as well as Smash Bros. and Mario Kart on the Wii U!
 , Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor 
(June 17th & July 1st – in Fox Room, 4th floor) , For ages 13-18 only About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2019!   The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community connect with each other, the library, and promote involvement in reading-related activities.  Events will include everything from board games to trivia nights to craft workshops, and we’d love to see you at the Rosenberg Library this summer! f you have any questions about summer events or Summer… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 8, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Book Club

Sign up for Book Club! We invite rising 3rd-7th graders as we highlight great reads through activities, crafts, reading, games, and more. Each registration signs a reader up for two sessions. In the first, we will feature several books and give a free copy of a book, which we will discuss in session two. Read the book that week, and the following Monday we will dive deep into that one book in more fun ways. Registration is required for each pair of sessions and space is limited. Participants must be rising 3rd-7th graders. The first Book Club meets Monday, July 8th at 2:30pm and again the following Monday, July 15th at 2:30pm. The second Book Club meets Monday, July 22nd at 2:30pm and again the following Monday, July 29th at 2:30pm. The third Book Club meets Monday, August 5th at 2:30pm and again the following Monday, August 12 at 2:30pm. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 8, 2019, 2:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Drop-In Chess for Kids

Chess novices are invited to come learn the game and chess masters are challenged to test their skills at this weekly program featuring the classic game of kings and queens. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Monday, July 8, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Baby Time

Have fun bonding with the baby in your life while we share music, fingerplays, simple stories, puppets and early literacy tips. Recommended for 0-18 months. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Ceramics Studio

Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more.  This course uses methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including pinch-pots, coil construction, slab-construction. Students will learn the anatomy of a vessel, how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes. Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.  The instructor will notify students when fired work is available for pick-up at the next class or during business hours throughout the week. All materials and supplies provided.  Beginners welcome! More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $50 for 2 sessions. $20 a session when you buy 4 or more classes. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Drop-In Art Studio

Drop-in to the Children’s Department between 2:30 - 5:30pm to create and take home your very own work of art. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Toko’s Mission to Mars!

Mark Shepherd a.k.a "The Crazy Scientist" brings Toko's Mission to Mars in a space themed interactive science program that includes puppets, fun experiments, zany music, movement and mayhem. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Teen Tabletop Role-Playing Game

Teen Tabletop Role-Playing Game, Every Wednesday from June 5th – August 21st @ 2 – 5 PM , Play a pen-and-paper RPG like Dungeons and Dragons!  Space is limited, but come enjoy the story even if you can’t play!
 , Fox Room – 4th floor , For ages 13-18 only About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2019!   The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community connect with each other, the library, and promote involvement in reading-related activities.  Events will include everything from board games to trivia nights to craft workshops, and we’d love to see you at the Rosenberg Library this summer! f you have any questions about summer events or Summer Reading Programs, you… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Printmaking Studio

The fine art of printmaking is anything that involves the transfer of an original, artist-created image from a production matrix onto paper, parchment, fabric or other support. The resulting “impressions” are considered original works of art in their own right, even though they (usually) exist in multiples. Each three-week session of this summer series for beginners and intermediate students makes use of GAC’s professional etching press, specialized printmaking tools, and inks. Projects include relief printmaking tiles, drypoint etching, monotypes, chine-collé and more. Create bold images in both black and white and color and produce in duplicate to multiply the fun! Led by Amber Kaiser of Burning Bones press. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: $60 per 3-week session. Contact: Reyna Collura at reyna@galvestonartscenter.org. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Adventures in Art: Happy Hour

Moody Gardens presents Adventures In Art, in collaboration with From The Heart Gallery. Experience local artistry, converse with the artist, and drink something fun and new! Open to the public. More Info: Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, & Convention Center. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby Bar 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Open Photo Shoot

FREE EVENT! Calling all models, makeup artists, hair stylists and photographers! Escape the mosquitoes and rain and try out our indoor photography studio! Similar to an open mic, we’re hosting Open Photo Shoots on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Our first Open Photo Shoot will be October 10th! It’ll be our first one, so it’ll be a learning curve and we can mature our themes, lighting and process as we get going! Be a part of the team as we make plans and formalize the event going forward and take some test shots/portraits while you’re here! This is a free event! We do ask that everyone make friends, connections and tag each other and the gallery in any social media posts. This will be a lot of fun and we are so happy to be able to host this event for all of those interested! More Info: Cost: FREE. Contact: 4093003009. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. From the HeART Gallery 2111 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Family Date Night with Clay Cup Studios

It's time to unplug with the whole family when Clay Cups Studios comes to the Children's Department for a Family Date Night! Sign up for a table and gather 'round, because each family will be working together to make something wonderful out of clay! Once your project is finished, Clay Cup Studios will take it back to their shop to be fired, so be sure you can return to pick up your family's masterpiece once it is ready to go home.

 Space is limited; registration is required. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Thursday, July 11, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Thursday, July 11, 2019, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon

An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Exploration of the five-mile jetty entering the Gulf of Mexico makes your day complete from beach to bay. This place was returned to the public and will be the City of Galveston’s interpretive home to Galveston Island’s natural history. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods. Book online here: kayak.destinationnext.com. Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Reaching for the Sea Stars: An Inner Space Journey

Dive deep into the alien world found right in our own oceans with Kelly Drinnen from the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Off the coast of Texas lies a very special coral reef full of wonderful sea creatures. Journey with us to meet some of these ocean "stars" at a place called the Flower Garden Banks. From tiny shrimp to huge manta rays and whale sharks, every star has a story! Recommended for ages 6-13 and their families. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, July 11, 2019, 2:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally grown produce, prepared foods, and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas every Sunday morning. We strive to foster a greater sense of community; all while supporting farmers + producers, and connecting individuals with their local food economy. Interested in becoming a vendor? Please email the Market at gofarmersmarket@gmail.com to request a vendor application.  About Founded in 2012, Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers. GOFM is operated by a paid manager, all-volunteer Board of Directors and countless efforts and hours from volunteers in the community. Our organization is funded solely by vendor fees, and receives no city, state or… More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: gofarmersmarket@gmail.com. Summary: Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas. Thursday, July 11, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

WOGA | Wine and Yoga at the Museum

Pick up a glass of wine at the Museum Shop on Thursday afternoons and join celebrated yoga instructor Bonnie Stewart for yoga on our lush grounds. Bonnie has been practicing yoga since 2003 and her passions include Interior Design, as well as working with the Humane Society. Sign up for the class in the Museum Shop and bring your receipt and yoga mat to the session. We will meet in front of the Conservatory at 5:45 PM. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $8 per class. Contact: jordan@thebryanmuseum.org. Thursday, July 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Island ETC presents: "Mamma Mia!"

MAMMA MIA! Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (And some songs by Stig Anderson) Book by Catherine Johnson July 5 - August 3, 2019 Sunday matinees on July 14 and July 21 *Opening night July 5 is our Season 17 Celebration; tickets are $50.00 each ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. Wanting to find her birth father, bride-to-be Sophie, invites three men from her mother's past to her upcoming wedding. This hit musical features some of your favorite ABBA hits including: "Dancing Queen," "The Name of the Game," "S.O.S." and of course, "Mamma Mia." Don't miss this fun-filled musical - A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! MAMMA MIA! is a great time for all ages. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Thursday, July 11, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Private Sandcastle Building Lessons

Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services has been the number one service for sandcastle lessons, beach billboards, and other sand sculpture commissions for 20+ years in South Padre Island. Now, starting June 2019, we are excited to offer these services in Galveston. Headed by 9 year Sandy Feet veteran, Emerson, join him for a truly unique experience and have more fun on the beach forever. We will meet you on the Galveston beach of your choice with all equipment provided. Private lessons start at $100 per hour, or join Emerson for free sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach every Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Available June - August. Cost: From $100 per hour. Contact: (269)267-6903 | emersonschreiner@gmail.com. Summary: Become a sandcastle building expert with private lessons this summer from Sandy Feet Sandcastle Services!  Private lessons start at $100 per hour. Friday, July 12, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Summer Art for Kids!

Ages 5-8 meet from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM. , Ages 9-12 meet from 10:30 AM-Noon. This summer Galveston Arts Center will have art classes for kids every Friday morning. Activities range from watercolor magic, clay, book building, drawing, felting and much more.  Our teachers have years of experience with art and will teach the children everything they need to know to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art.  Check out our art camps and a full list of the classes we will be offering on our website. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. The Strand District. Cost: Ages 5-8: $15 per class or $120 for the whole summer. Ages 9-12: $20 per class or $160 for the whole summer. Contact: Reyna Collura at education@galvestonartscenter.org. Friday, July 12, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Up Close & Personal with our Pet Skink Rose

We'll take Rose out, giving you a closer look at our blue tongue skink. Brief description of our history with Rose, her eating habits and a chance to watch her eat. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, July 12, 2019, 11:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Anime Club

Anime, Pocky, soda, and tons of art supplies to draw your own manga! Wortham Auditorium – 1st floor   About Teen & Adult Summer Reading Programs: The Rosenberg Library is excited to announce the reinstitution of both the Teen and the Adult Summer Reading Programs for the summer of 2019!   The goals of the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs are to promote reading throughout the community over the summer months and encourage participants to engage in summer events at the Rosenberg Library.  Teen and adult events help the community connect with each other, the library, and promote involvement in reading-related activities.  Events will include everything from board games to trivia nights to craft workshops, and we’d love to see you at the Rosenberg Library this summer! f you have any questions about summer events or Summer Reading Programs, you may call the Rosenberg Library Reference Desk at 409-763-8854 x135, or send an email to Dustan Archer at darcher@rosenberg-library.org. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, July 12, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Friday, July 12, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Friday, July 12, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10 pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Friday, July 12, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

"Menopause the Musical"

The Grand 1894 Opera House proudly presents the return of the outrageous comedy - Menopause, The Musical - for four hilarious performances, July 12-14. Show times will be Friday, July 12, 8pm; Saturday, July 13 -3pm and 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com . Inspired by a major hot flash and a bottle of wine, creator Jeanie Linders had never written anything before penning Menopause, The Musical. The premise of the story involves four women who meet at a lingerie sale, with nothing in common except menopause. They come from very diverse backgrounds: a "hippie type" earth mother, an ambitious power woman, a housewife living in the shadow of her husband, and an aging soap star on the verge of being replaced by a younger woman. This hilarious musical parody – set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s – will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! Come find out for… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=D10BAE5D-5D28-47DE-92AB-9C5F3BCB4698. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: COME JOIN THE SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 16 years! PLEASE NOTE: Some content may not be appropriate for the faint of heart! Friday, July 12, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "Mamma Mia!"

MAMMA MIA! Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (And some songs by Stig Anderson) Book by Catherine Johnson July 5 - August 3, 2019 Sunday matinees on July 14 and July 21 *Opening night July 5 is our Season 17 Celebration; tickets are $50.00 each ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. Wanting to find her birth father, bride-to-be Sophie, invites three men from her mother's past to her upcoming wedding. This hit musical features some of your favorite ABBA hits including: "Dancing Queen," "The Name of the Game," "S.O.S." and of course, "Mamma Mia." Don't miss this fun-filled musical - A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! MAMMA MIA! is a great time for all ages. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Friday, July 12, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Coastal Heritage Preserve

This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island. Artist Boat is working hard to acquire over 300 acres of the coastal prairies and wetlands on Settegast Road through million dollar grants and community donations. Join us to discover the wonders of the dune/swale complex and wetlands and to celebrate nature while envisioning our future home. Book trip online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/ Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. More Info: Artist Boat. Cost: Book online at https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.   Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Sandcastle Building Lesson

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.  Visitors to Stewart Beach can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. The events will take place each Saturday this summer from June 1 thru August 17. Each event will begin with an instructor building a sandcastle from 8-11 a.m. followed by lessons at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels. Registration is not required.The lessons will take place at the water's edge, straight down from the Stewart Beach Pavilion. Stewart Beach is located at 201 Seawall Blvd. It is home to helicopter tours, a pavilion, volleyball courts, a children’s playground, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals and… More Info: Stewart Beach. Summary: This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Beach Explorations

Hunt for coastal treasures with state park naturalists. Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Day Use Beach boardwalk (adjacent to the restrooms and parking lot.) Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beachcombing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers. What to bring: Park permit Clothes and shoes to get wet (optional) Water bottle Camera (for those great ocean shots). More Info: Galveston Island State Park. Cost: Free ($5 entry fee for anyone 13yrs and older). Contact: Lisa. Reznicek@tpwd.texas.gov. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Family Day at The Ocean Star: Rigs to Reefs

Learn what happens to platforms when they are no longer used to produce offshore oil and gas. In some cases, they apply and are accepted into the Rigs to Reef program, where they are converted into artificial reef habitats. What types of sea creatures call these structures home? Create a Deep Sea porthole –a unique view of an amazing underwater habitat. About Ocean Star Family Days: On the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Ocean Star celebrates Family Day.  Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry. The information is presented at a student’s level using activities or experiments. We encourage parents to bring their children aboard and experience family learning and quality time at a reduced cost. Children 18 years of age and younger are admitted free with a paying chaperone. Please note this special discount is designed for individual ticket sales and not to be combined with guided group tours or other museum programs. More Info: Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. Pier 21. The Strand District. Summary: Ocean Star Family Days promote family learning and quality time at a reduced cost. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Ocean Star 1900 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Basement to Attic Tour

Offering participants a rare look into parts of the 1892 home that are typically off-limits, the Bishop's Palace Basement to Attic Tour features Mrs. Gresham’s studio. An exclusive third-floor view to a truly one of a kind panoramic of the Gulf of Mexico. Built of stone and steel for the railroad magnate Walter Gresham and his family, this famous house was designed by Nicholas Clayton, Galveston’s premier Victorian-era architect. Bishop’s Palace is recognized as one of America’s finest examples of Victorian exuberance and Gilded-Age extravagance and is listed by the U. S. Department of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark. Reservations are non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please contact us for questions. More Info: Bishop's Palace. Cost: $30| https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basement-to-attic-tours-of-the-1892-bishops-palace-tickets-53811240870. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 11:00 AM. Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Cooking Class: Macaron Magic!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Join Chef Rachel of Felicite Macarons and learn to make authentic macarons! She'll share her traditional recipe and you'll learn the proper techniques to create the perfect crunch that transcends into a pillowy softness (aka heaven!). You will bake these classic cookies, make two fillings: one from scratch + one quick & easy and add an edible embellishment for presentation bonus points! Plus you'll leave with beautiful cookies to take home too (if you can resist eating them all in class, that is!) These French cookies are made with love! $75/person. This class will last 3 hours. Space is limited. Please call 409-497-2999 to reserve your spot! Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis (website comments will NOT count as reservations; you must call us!). Payment is due at the time of reservation. Please Read The Fine Print: The Kitchen Chick will refund your tuition in full for cancellations made up to 72 hours before the class. No refunds… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $75/person. Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum

Saturdays, 11am to 1:45pm, weather permitting. The Harborside Express boards every 15 to 20 minutes. The ride proceeds down the track about 1 mile and returns to the museum - approximately 15 minutes. The last ride boards at 1:45pm. Tickets to ride: $5 in addition to museum admission Museum admission: Adults $10 , Children $5 , Seniors $8. More Info: Galveston Railroad Museum. Cost: Museum Admission + $5 for train ride. Contact: rrjen@sbcglobal.net. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

"Godere" with Gaw Jones

United States Marine (retired), Gallery artist Gaw Jones first art show "Godere" reflects the brilliant colors of his childhood in Liberia, Africa. Bold, striking, contemporary abstracts meant to fill a living space with color. The art work is an excellent addition to both corporate and residential spaces. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-370-7350. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM. G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B.

"Menopause the Musical"

The Grand 1894 Opera House proudly presents the return of the outrageous comedy - Menopause, The Musical - for four hilarious performances, July 12-14. Show times will be Friday, July 12, 8pm; Saturday, July 13 -3pm and 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com . Inspired by a major hot flash and a bottle of wine, creator Jeanie Linders had never written anything before penning Menopause, The Musical. The premise of the story involves four women who meet at a lingerie sale, with nothing in common except menopause. They come from very diverse backgrounds: a "hippie type" earth mother, an ambitious power woman, a housewife living in the shadow of her husband, and an aging soap star on the verge of being replaced by a younger woman. This hilarious musical parody – set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s – will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! Come find out for… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=DC205FB3-EF97-4637-B080-7B6E6F975471. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: COME JOIN THE SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 16 years! PLEASE NOTE: Some content may not be appropriate for the faint of heart! Saturday, July 13, 2019, 3:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Jazz at Galvez

Jazz Duo Reg and Cary perform on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Galvez Bar & Grill at 2024 Seawall Blvd. where Reg Loudermilk can be seen on standup bass alongside Cary Eaves at the piano performing popular jazz standards in the bar area. Performances are free and open to the public and will continue through the year. Complimentary valet is available to bar and restaurant patrons. More Info: Galvez Bar & Grill. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.765.7721. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

ArtWalk

For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. Now spreading to other parts of the Island, ArtWalk occurs approximately every six weeks. Not a street festival, ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other walls"—restaurants and retail stores. One of the Galveston Arts Center's largest programs, ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art. More Info: Galveston Arts Center. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center & Other Galleries 2127 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Music Nite on The Strand

Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau presents Music Nite on the Strand March through October. Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy FREE music  in Saengerfest Park located at 23rd and Strand Street. Music Nites will begin at 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. We encourage everyone to come early and grab a bite to eat at one of the amazing restaurants nearby or shop the stores. A dance floor and limited seating are provided but we want to encourage visitors to bring your own chairs. Music Nite is the second Saturday of each Month March through October, with an additional date in April. 2019 Schedule: March 9: Bare Necessity (Rock) , April 13: Dem Roots (Reggae) , April 27: Fab Five (Beatles Tribute) , May 11: Sonic Seduction (Radio Hits) , June 8: John Evans Band (Rock, Country, Blues) , July 13: Sarah Grace and the Soul (Blues, R&B) , August 10: Donovan Keith (Soul) , September 14: Fab Five (Beatles Tribute) , October 12: 30i (Rock). More Info: Saengerfest Park. The Strand District. Cost: Free and open to the public. Contact: cgrumbles@mitchellfamilycorp.com. Summary: Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head to downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly music under the stars. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Tremont Jazz Series

Every Friday and Saturday, from 6 to 10pm, enjoy live jazz by Trio du Jour in the hotel’s 1888 Toujouse Bar. The Tremont House launched its Jazz Series in late September 2013 and it has become hugely popular with locals and guests. Trio du Jour plays classic, acoustic jazz. More Info: The Tremont House. Cost: Free. Contact: 409.763.0300. Saturday, July 13, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

"Menopause the Musical"

The Grand 1894 Opera House proudly presents the return of the outrageous comedy - Menopause, The Musical - for four hilarious performances, July 12-14. Show times will be Friday, July 12, 8pm; Saturday, July 13 -3pm and 8pm; Sunday, 3pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand’s Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com . Inspired by a major hot flash and a bottle of wine, creator Jeanie Linders had never written anything before penning Menopause, The Musical. The premise of the story involves four women who meet at a lingerie sale, with nothing in common except menopause. They come from very diverse backgrounds: a "hippie type" earth mother, an ambitious power woman, a housewife living in the shadow of her husband, and an aging soap star on the verge of being replaced by a younger woman. This hilarious musical parody – set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s – will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! Come find out for… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=1E1A455C-606D-43BF-A9BB-A1C8CC02EA08. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: COME JOIN THE SISTERHOOD! Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 16 years! PLEASE NOTE: Some content may not be appropriate for the faint of heart! Saturday, July 13, 2019, 8:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Island ETC presents: "Mamma Mia!"

MAMMA MIA! Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (And some songs by Stig Anderson) Book by Catherine Johnson July 5 - August 3, 2019 Sunday matinees on July 14 and July 21 *Opening night July 5 is our Season 17 Celebration; tickets are $50.00 each ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. Wanting to find her birth father, bride-to-be Sophie, invites three men from her mother's past to her upcoming wedding. This hit musical features some of your favorite ABBA hits including: "Dancing Queen," "The Name of the Game," "S.O.S." and of course, "Mamma Mia." Don't miss this fun-filled musical - A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! MAMMA MIA! is a great time for all ages. More Info: Island ETC. The Strand District. Cost: Adults: $30 | Students & Seniors: $25 | Tickets: http://tickets.destinationnext.com/ETC/book.aspx. Contact: (409)762-3556. Summary: Island ETC presents its 17th Season! Saturday, July 13, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.