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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. Monday, July 15, 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, July 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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 15, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Life is Wild, God is Good! Moody Methodist Vacation Bible School

This free VBS is for students entering PK-4 through 8th grade in the fall. This year we will explore the Israelites' exodus from Egypt.  It will be lots of fun with games, crafts, music and snacks! Parents can register their children at the link above. Cost: FREE. Contact: Kim Colombo. Monday, July 15, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Moody Methodist Church 2803 53rd St. For more info visit www.moody.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. Tuesday, July 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Drop-In Tech Time

Drop by the Children's Department between 2:30 and 5:30pm to work and play with fun innovations in technology.

 Recommended for ages 8 & up. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Life is Wild, God is Good! Moody Methodist Vacation Bible School

This free VBS is for students entering PK-4 through 8th grade in the fall. This year we will explore the Israelites' exodus from Egypt.  It will be lots of fun with games, crafts, music and snacks! Parents can register their children at the link above. Cost: FREE. Contact: Kim Colombo. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Moody Methodist Church 2803 53rd St. For more info visit www.moody.org.

Galveston Beach Band Concert

Starting in the 1920's, the Galveston Beach Band free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper front page. By the 1960s the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera. Fast forward to today and the free concerts continue, as much loved as ever. Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. 2019 is the 90th concert season for the Galveston Beach Band. Sponsored by Galveston Island, the Beach Band continues a tradition of family music by performing concerts each summer that provide good clean family fun from June to August. Typical Concert, Salute the colors , Pledge of Allegiance , Music & Song , Brief Island History Reading , Maracas band , Big Drum , Flag Parade , Book prizes , Special Guests Concert… Cost: Free. Summary: Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sealy Pavilion 24th & Sealy St. For more info visit www.galvestonbeachband.org.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Buck Moon

The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks.  Each walk begins approximately 1/2 hours after sunset. To access the beach labyrinth, use the seawall steps located at 17th and Seawall Boulevard. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 8:25 PM. Beach Labyrinth 17th & Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.thespiritspace.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. Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.com.

Alien Invasion

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, July 17, 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 17, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Alien Invasion

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, July 17, 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/. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.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, July 17, 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 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby Bar 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss Ladies Night on Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, with live piano by Laura Magers. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Life is Wild, God is Good! Moody Methodist Vacation Bible School

This free VBS is for students entering PK-4 through 8th grade in the fall. This year we will explore the Israelites' exodus from Egypt.  It will be lots of fun with games, crafts, music and snacks! Parents can register their children at the link above. Cost: FREE. Contact: Kim Colombo. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Moody Methodist Church 2803 53rd St. For more info visit www.moody.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. Thursday, July 18, 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 18, 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 18, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Minute to Win It!

Featuring games played with ordinary household objects. In any game there are between 2-10 contestants and players must race against each other and the clock to win. Hosted by DJ Jeffrey Gardner. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, July 18, 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 18, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

Life is Wild, God is Good! Moody Methodist Vacation Bible School

This free VBS is for students entering PK-4 through 8th grade in the fall. This year we will explore the Israelites' exodus from Egypt.  It will be lots of fun with games, crafts, music and snacks! Parents can register their children at the link above. Cost: FREE. Contact: Kim Colombo. Thursday, July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM. Moody Methodist Church 2803 53rd St. For more info visit www.moody.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, July 18, 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 18, 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 19, 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 19, 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.  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. Summary: This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Friday, July 19, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Sea Isle. For more info visit www.galveston.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 19, 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, July 19, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Screen Printing

Introduction to a printing technique that is centuries old. Participants will be amazed by how quickly and easily they learn to make stunning prints while integrating math, science and history in the process. Young Audiences of Houston program. Pre-registration is required and limited. Participants must be between the grades of 4 & 7. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, July 19, 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 19, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Kendra Scott Trunk Show benefitting Junior League of Galveston County

Looking for some new jewelry for the summer? Do some jewelry shopping during our Kendra Scott Trunk Show and benefit a charity at the same time. Hotel Galvez is hosting a Kendra Scott Trunk Show with 20% of sales benefitting Junior League of Galveston County. The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Kendra Scott staff will accept cards only. No cash is accepted. More Info: Hotel Galvez & Spa. Friday, July 19, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Bands on the Sand

Join Moody Gardens for  live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 - 10 p.m. Get up and dance, relax in your lounge chair and enjoy the music or cruise along the Lazy River featuring your favorite R&B, Top 40, Courntry and other genres. The evening wraps up with a fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m. It's the perfect to kick-off your weekend island-style! Bands on the Sand admission is $15.95 for adults, seniors and childrens. Ages 3 and under are free. For more information about Palm Beach and Bands on the Sand, please visit moodygardens.org or call 800-582-4673. Schedule:  June 21: Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 22: The Max (Variety) , June 28: David Joel Band (Country) , June 29: Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 5: Chinatown (Variety) , July 6: Big E and the Lowdown (Rock) , July 12: The Slags (Variety Dance/Rock) , July 13: The L.A.B. (Variety/Rock) , July 19: Velvet Punch (Variety/Rock/80s) , July 20: The Max (Variety) , July 26: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Variety Dance) , July… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15.95 | Kids Age 3 & Under: Free. Contact: 800-582-4673. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Mike & Jayme

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! July 2019: Friday, July 5th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm–9pm , Saturday, July 6th Jahrel Pickins on the Piano 9pm-12am , Friday, July 12th Chris Bergeron on the Piano 6pm-9 pm , Saturday, July 13th Thomas Crokonos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Friday, July 19th Mike & Jayme on the Piano 6pm- 9pm , Saturday, July 20th Mike Sueiro on the Piano 9pm-1am , Friday, July 26th Kirk Hale on the Piano 6pm – 9pm , Saturday, July 27th Thomas Crokonos on the Piano 9pm-1am. Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, July 19, 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, July 19, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

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. Friday, July 19, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Zoe & Jenna at MOD Coffeehouse

Zoe & Jenna are an acoustic duo based out of Houston, Texas. They have been playing in bands together for over five years but have recently shifted to the acoustic scene. They offer a wide range of songs, including fresh takes on classics and today’s biggest hits. Expect a fresh sound with a cool vibe and funky beats. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffehouse.com. Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.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 19, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. 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 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Alcohol Ink Painting Workshop

Alcohol Ink Workshop With Dianne Duggan Back by popular demand. Dianne Duggan's popular alcohol ink workshop offers artists at all levels - including beginners - the opportunity to create art like no other. Alcohol inks are a liquid alcohol based ink that comes in a delightful array of extremely vivid colors. Two hour workshop , Supplies are included. You don't have to bring a thing! , Fee - $60/person Take home a beautiful 8" x 10" completed painting and one tile coaster. You will be inspired to create many more. Please reserve your spot - space is limited! www.gleegallery.net/Shopping-Cart Your Instructor - Dianne Dianne has over 20 years of experience in  art world and photography industry as an airbrush artist, photo restorer and advertising agency artist and illustrator. Cost: $60/person. Contact: 409-370-7350. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 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, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM. Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Cooking Class: Southern Biscuit Saturday!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Buttery, flaky, and tender - the hallmarks of a great biscuit! Join Chef Bailey and learn to master the art of baking big southern biscuits! She will teach you biscuit basics and then show you how to make a seasonal fruit jam from scratch, cinnamon pecan compound butter AND finger-licking herb-crusted crispy fried chicken drizzled with sweet heat buffalo syrup! We're throwing a big 'ol biscuit breakfast baking party! $50/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 made by calling 409-497-2999 or emailing… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $50/person. Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 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 20, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Player vs. Hunger brings Gamer Truck

Kids 6 & up are invited to play videogames together in a mobile Gamer Truck and learn about coding and video game development. Climb aboard & get your game on! This program is in partnership with Player vs. Hunger and the Galveston County Food Bank, empowering gamers to fight hunger through virtual food drives. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

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, please click WEB LINK. More Info: Galveston Historic Tours. Cost: $15. Contact: 409-789-9911. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Departs from Ashton Villa 2328 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Bernardo de Galvez: The Spanish Hero of the American Revolution

Many people know of Bernardo de Gálvez and why Galveston Island is named for him. But few know of the amazing accomplishments that he carried out, first as governor of Louisiana, and then as Viceroy of New Spain, with the help of his lovely and talented wife Marie Felicite. Join Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm, historian and an award-winning author, to learn how this unusual couple helped change both Louisiana and New Spain. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Museum Members: FREE Non-members: $10 ticket. Contact: candace@thebryanmuseum.org. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

Daughters of Frontier Texas: Colonizers, Civilizers, and Captives

While men largely immigrated to Texas, enlisted in the Texan army, defeated Santa Anna at San Jacinto, and served in the ranks of the Republic government, women's roles, as prescribed by society, traditionally rested with the home, the hearth, and the family. Our guest speaker, Mary L. Scheer, will examine the lives of Texas women—including Anglos, Tejanas, and African Americans—who helped settle the frontier, build communities, and, at times, suffered capture by the Native Americans. Scheer is a professor of History and Director of the Center for History and Culture at Lamar University. More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: (409)632-7685. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.thebryanmuseum.org.

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 20, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Bands on the Sand

Join Moody Gardens for  live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 - 10 p.m. Get up and dance, relax in your lounge chair and enjoy the music or cruise along the Lazy River featuring your favorite R&B, Top 40, Courntry and other genres. The evening wraps up with a fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m. It's the perfect to kick-off your weekend island-style! Bands on the Sand admission is $15.95 for adults, seniors and childrens. Ages 3 and under are free. For more information about Palm Beach and Bands on the Sand, please visit moodygardens.org or call 800-582-4673. Schedule:  June 21: Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 22: The Max (Variety) , June 28: David Joel Band (Country) , June 29: Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 5: Chinatown (Variety) , July 6: Big E and the Lowdown (Rock) , July 12: The Slags (Variety Dance/Rock) , July 13: The L.A.B. (Variety/Rock) , July 19: Velvet Punch (Variety/Rock/80s) , July 20: The Max (Variety) , July 26: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Variety Dance) , July… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15.95 | Kids Age 3 & Under: Free. Contact: 800-582-4673. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. 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 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Party Like a Pirate

Party Like a Pirate with the Galveston Arts Center at the Texas Seaport Museum home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. We will have food, beverages, and music for all who dare to walk the plank! More Info: Texas Seaport Museum. The Strand District. Cost: $50. Contact: Reyna Collura. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Texas Seaport Museum 2200 Harborside Dr. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Sasha Francis

I write original songs on the ukulele and guitar, often accompanied by my right hand man, Sean. He plays piano, glockenspiel, kazoo, provides harmonies, and any other random percussion needed. We also cover fun folk bands like Wild Child, She & Him, Head and the Heart, First Aid Kit, and throw in a few classics. Fun fact: We are both full-time zookeepers/animal trainers during the day! More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffehouse.com. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventure: Armand Bayou

Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from Galveston Island. Twenty-two similar bayous feed into Galveston Bay flowing behind Galveston Island into west bay and into the Gulf of Mexico. Mysterious pathways delight moonlight and daylight paddlers as no motorized vessels are allowed on Armand Bayou. This haven for wildlife should not be missed for those wishing to explore the estuary from the freshwater to saltwater environments. 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. Contact: (409)770-0722. Summary: Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from Galveston Island.  Book online here: https://kayak.destinationnext.com/. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:00 PM – Sunday, July 21, 2019, 12:00 AM. Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve Pasadena, TX. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.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 20, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Movie Nite on The Strand: "First Man"

Don't miss a special evening of Movie Nite on The Strand, honoring  the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing at 8pm. Please join us for a special message from the International Space Station, Short Documentary from NASA and special patches honoring this incredible anniversary. 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)… 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 20, 2019, 8:00 PM. Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Mike Sueiro

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! July 2019: Friday, July 5th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm–9pm , Saturday, July 6th Jahrel Pickins on the Piano 9pm-12am , Friday, July 12th Chris Bergeron on the Piano 6pm-9 pm , Saturday, July 13th Thomas Crokonos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Friday, July 19th Mike & Jayme on the Piano 6pm- 9pm , Saturday, July 20th Mike Sueiro on the Piano 9pm-1am , Friday, July 26th Kirk Hale on the Piano 6pm – 9pm , Saturday, July 27th Thomas Crokonos on the Piano 9pm-1am. Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 21, 2019, 1:00 AM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Etegami Workshop

The Galveston Art League will host an etegami workshop taught by Lisa Jastram and Lynn Cooper, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20. Location: 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston. Etegami is a folk art, originally from Japan, consisting of simple ink drawings plus a few thoughtful words and watercolor. Materials are provided. Register at GalvestonArtLeague.com or contact gallery2117@gmail.com. Cost: $50. Contact: gallery2117@gmail.com. Saturday, July 20, 2019, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Galveston Art League Gallery 2117a Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galvestonartleague.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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005. For more info visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Galveston Family Beach Challenge

Giant battle ships, huge bean bags and limbo showdowns are coming to Stewart Beach for the return of the Galveston Family Beach Challenge. The challenge, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will transform a portion of Stewart Beach into a gigantic obstacle course, allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games. The course will include 14 stations for kids and adults with eight new stations this year, including a bean bag game, a life-size battle ship game, limbo, volley balloon, “beam” bag, giant Connect Four and more. Classic favorites like giant Jenga and dominoes, sack races and sandcastle building will return this year as well.  Register your family of 4 for this FREE Event and compete in fun games for prizes! 1st place team wins $2000 in prizes , 2nd place team wins $500 in prizes , 3rd place team wins $250 in prizes For rules and to register in advance, visit http://galvestonchallenge.com/index.php/registration. More Info: Stewart Beach. Cost: Free. Summary: Giant battle ships, huge bean bags and limbo showdowns are coming to Stewart Beach for the return of the Galveston Family Beach Challenge. Sunday, July 21, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Stewart Beach. For more info visit galvestonchallenge.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 21, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Cooking Class: Southern Biscuit Saturday!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Buttery, flaky, and tender - the hallmarks of a great biscuit! Join Chef Bailey and learn to master the art of baking big southern biscuits! She will teach you biscuit basics and then show you how to make a seasonal fruit jam from scratch, cinnamon pecan compound butter AND finger-licking herb-crusted crispy fried chicken drizzled with sweet heat buffalo syrup! We're throwing a big 'ol biscuit breakfast baking party! $50/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 made by calling 409-497-2999 or emailing… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $50/person. Contact: 4094972999. Sunday, July 21, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 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! Sunday, July 21, 2019, 2:30 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss Sing-A-Long Sundays, 4pm - 7pm,  with live piano by Sean Cowin. Sean Cowin July Performance Dates: July 7th July 14th July 21st July 28th. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, July 21, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Laff Town Comedy Contest

Don't miss the weekly Laff Town Comedy Contest from 8pm - 10pm. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, July 21, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

Cowboy Up for the Big Adventure!

Time travel back to the American West of the late 1800s and learn about the daily life and work of the American cowboy and cowgirl on a famous Texas cattle drive. Face the dangers of life on the range and try your hand at chuck wagon cooking, making gear, branding, poetry and music. 9am - 3pm. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: $250 | Bring your own lunch. Contact: (409)632-7685. Monday, July 22, 2019 – Friday, July 26, 2019. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.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. Monday, July 22, 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, July 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 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. Tuesday, July 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Drop-In Green Screen Fun

Drop-in between 2:30 - 5:30pm and see yourself on the big screen! Props and images to walk on the moon, visit planets and maybe be an alien. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Galveston Beach Band Concert

Starting in the 1920's, the Galveston Beach Band free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper front page. By the 1960s the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera. Fast forward to today and the free concerts continue, as much loved as ever. Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. 2019 is the 90th concert season for the Galveston Beach Band. Sponsored by Galveston Island, the Beach Band continues a tradition of family music by performing concerts each summer that provide good clean family fun from June to August. Typical Concert, Salute the colors , Pledge of Allegiance , Music & Song , Brief Island History Reading , Maracas band , Big Drum , Flag Parade , Book prizes , Special Guests Concert… Cost: Free. Summary: Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sealy Pavilion 24th & Sealy St. For more info visit www.galvestonbeachband.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. Wednesday, July 24, 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 24, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Captain Zark

Captain Zark, from the planet Argon, has traveled across the universe to visit our library. Space magic, out of this world music, galactic jokes and a visit from an interplanetary alien add up to the most fun any earth humans have seen in eons. Recommended for ages 3-10. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, July 24, 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 24, 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 24, 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 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby Bar 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss Ladies Night on Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, with live piano by Laura Magers. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 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. Thursday, July 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. Thursday, July 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. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Escape Room

Find the clues, break the codes, and escape the room! Must be between 6-13 years old. Sessions starting every 30 minutes. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, July 25, 2019, 2:30 PM – 8:00 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 26, 2019. Various Locations. For more info visit www.galvestonsandcastles.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.  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. Summary: This summer, Galveston will host a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Friday, July 26, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Pointe West. For more info visit www.galveston.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 26, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Escape Room

Find the clues, break the codes, and escape the room! Must be between 6-13 years old. Sessions starting every 30 minutes. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, July 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Super Smash Bros. Tournament

Do you have what it takes to win our Super Smash Bros. 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… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, July 26, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 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 26, 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 26, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Bands on the Sand

Join Moody Gardens for  live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 - 10 p.m. Get up and dance, relax in your lounge chair and enjoy the music or cruise along the Lazy River featuring your favorite R&B, Top 40, Courntry and other genres. The evening wraps up with a fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m. It's the perfect to kick-off your weekend island-style! Bands on the Sand admission is $15.95 for adults, seniors and childrens. Ages 3 and under are free. For more information about Palm Beach and Bands on the Sand, please visit moodygardens.org or call 800-582-4673. Schedule:  June 21: Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 22: The Max (Variety) , June 28: David Joel Band (Country) , June 29: Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 5: Chinatown (Variety) , July 6: Big E and the Lowdown (Rock) , July 12: The Slags (Variety Dance/Rock) , July 13: The L.A.B. (Variety/Rock) , July 19: Velvet Punch (Variety/Rock/80s) , July 20: The Max (Variety) , July 26: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Variety Dance) , July… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15.95 | Kids Age 3 & Under: Free. Contact: 800-582-4673. Friday, July 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Kirk Hale

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! July 2019: Friday, July 5th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm–9pm , Saturday, July 6th Jahrel Pickins on the Piano 9pm-12am , Friday, July 12th Chris Bergeron on the Piano 6pm-9 pm , Saturday, July 13th Thomas Crokonos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Friday, July 19th Mike & Jayme on the Piano 6pm- 9pm , Saturday, July 20th Mike Sueiro on the Piano 9pm-1am , Friday, July 26th Kirk Hale on the Piano 6pm – 9pm , Saturday, July 27th Thomas Crokonos on the Piano 9pm-1am. Contact: (409)443-5678. Friday, July 26, 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, July 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Cheryl Cawood at MOD Coffeehouse

Cheryl presents an edgy Country/Blues/Folk vibe. Her delivery varies intricately between soft and simple to downright powerful. Imagine a sultry blend of Stevie Nicks & Bonnie Raitt’s vocal styles topped off with a touch of Lucinda & Iris Dement! Jack Saunders of White Cat Studios in Houston is producing her CD projects as we speak. These endeavors bring collective insight into a very real person and a vivid collection of some of the stories that framed her life. www.cherylcawood.com. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffehouse.com. Friday, July 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.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 26, 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 27, 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 27, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Escape Room

Find the clues, break the codes, and escape the room! Must be between 6-13 years old. Sessions starting every 30 minutes. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Jewelry Making With Annette Kinslow

G. Lee Gallery invites you to join master jeweler Annette Kinslow for a Viking Knit jewelry making workshop. Learn the art of the ancient Vikings and how they "knit" metals into jewelry . All materials, copper and base metals, as well as the use of tools during class are provided. Beginners are welcome. The bracelet is a fun piece of jewelry to make. You will get complements where ever you wear it. Cost:$105 Reserve your spot now - seating is limited: www.gleegallery.net/Shopping-Cart The elegant Viking Knit jewelry 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. Contact: 409-370-7350. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. G. Lee Gallery 2217 Strand St Suite 107 - B. For more info visit www.gleegallery.net.

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 27, 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, July 27, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Serendipitous Stitches

Renown quilt expert and Curator of Clothing and Textiles at the Museum at Texas Tech University, Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery will share her fascination for the stitch work legacy of Texas women displayed in their vintage quilts. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: Museum Members: FREE, Non-members: $10 ticket. Contact: candace@thebryanmuseum.org. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit thebryanmuseum.org.

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 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Bands on the Sand

Join Moody Gardens for  live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 - 10 p.m. Get up and dance, relax in your lounge chair and enjoy the music or cruise along the Lazy River featuring your favorite R&B, Top 40, Courntry and other genres. The evening wraps up with a fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m. It's the perfect to kick-off your weekend island-style! Bands on the Sand admission is $15.95 for adults, seniors and childrens. Ages 3 and under are free. For more information about Palm Beach and Bands on the Sand, please visit moodygardens.org or call 800-582-4673. Schedule:  June 21: Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 22: The Max (Variety) , June 28: David Joel Band (Country) , June 29: Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 5: Chinatown (Variety) , July 6: Big E and the Lowdown (Rock) , July 12: The Slags (Variety Dance/Rock) , July 13: The L.A.B. (Variety/Rock) , July 19: Velvet Punch (Variety/Rock/80s) , July 20: The Max (Variety) , July 26: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Variety Dance) , July… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15.95 | Kids Age 3 & Under: Free. Contact: 800-582-4673. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. 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 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Emma Bordelon at MOD Coffeehouse

Emma is a local musician and worship leader at Galveston Central Church. She writes a mixture of singer/songwriter and folk pop songs with honest lyrics. She just released her first album on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffehouse.com. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

ANOMALY: The Magic of Robby Bennett and Other Curiosities

As seen on ABC’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ESPN SPORTSCENTER, and INSIDE EDITION. A spectacle that combines Magic, Acrobatics, and Comedy to alter your perception of time and shatter your sense of what’s possible. Presenting magician extraordinaire Robby Bennett! Robby has performed worldwide from the Las Vegas Strip to New York City to Africa. He has an unapologetic wit that makes his amazing skills even more unforgettable. Robby takes the stage with a masterful presence that brings audiences to their feet, emotionally charged, astounded, and laughing to tears. "Robby Bennett is a young performer breathing new vitality into an old art form and engaging audiences with a renewed sense of wonder. The young Texan is pushing the boundaries of peoples' expectations of a stage magic show and is someone worth seeing live. [...] His approach helps to restore a sense of mystery to the proceedings, since modern audiences demand more than they might have in the past." -HOUSTON FREE PRESS On July 27th at The Grand in G… More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: Purchase Tickets: https://tickets.thegrand.com/online/article/2019-anomaly. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: As seen on ABC’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ESPN SPORTSCENTER, and INSIDE EDITION. A spectacle that combines Magic, Acrobatics, and Comedy to alter your perception of time and shatter your sense of what’s possible. Presenting magician extraordinaire Robby Bennett! Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:30 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 27, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Live Music: Thomas Crokonos

Don't miss live music each Friday night at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, featuring a live music lounge! July 2019: Friday, July 5th Clay Howell on the Piano 6pm–9pm , Saturday, July 6th Jahrel Pickins on the Piano 9pm-12am , Friday, July 12th Chris Bergeron on the Piano 6pm-9 pm , Saturday, July 13th Thomas Crokonos on the Piano 9pm-1am , Friday, July 19th Mike & Jayme on the Piano 6pm- 9pm , Saturday, July 20th Mike Sueiro on the Piano 9pm-1am , Friday, July 26th Kirk Hale on the Piano 6pm – 9pm , Saturday, July 27th Thomas Crokonos on the Piano 9pm-1am. Contact: (409)443-5678. Saturday, July 27, 2019, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 28, 2019, 1:00 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, July 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Sing-A-Long Sunday with Pianist Sean Cowin

Don't miss Sing-A-Long Sundays, 4pm - 7pm,  with live piano by Sean Cowin. Sean Cowin July Performance Dates: July 7th July 14th July 21st July 28th. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, July 28, 2019, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 23rd Street Station Piano Bar 1706 23rd St. For more info visit www.23rdstreetstation.com.

“A Rootin’ Tootin’ Boot Scootin’ Salute to Texas”

This concert is the culmination of the Houston Children’s Chorus’ 26th annual service project in Galveston, involving daily workshops with children from Galveston, Taiwan and Houston.  Stephen Roddy is the conductor.  Stevie Rivers Rawlings is the choreographer. The Houston Children’s Chorus is one of the premier children’s performing ensembles in the U.S.  Over 6,000 children have participated since the founding in 1989.  The Chorus has performed for the President of the U.S. on 32 occasions.  They have performed for the Super Bowl, the World Economic Summit, numerous mayoral and gubernatorial inaugurations, sporting events, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, parades, weddings, and recording sessions with celebrities.  They are considered Houston’s “Small ambassadors to the world” and have performed in many of the world’s most famous concert halls.  Stephen Roddy is the Founder and Director. www.houstonchildren.org. More Info: The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Strand District. Cost: $15-$25 | https://tickets.thegrand.com/Online/mapSelect.asp?BOparam::WSmap::loadMap::performance_ids=6A531843-18B6-4C71-A65E-8610025B3A87. Contact: (800)821-1894. Summary: This high-energy salute to Texas will feature folk songs of Texas Cowboy songs, and the music of Bob Wills.  Over 100 singers onstage will delight your heart with angelic singing and fun choreography.  The concert will be accompanied by a western swing band. Sunday, July 28, 2019, 5:00 PM. The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

Laff Town Comedy Contest

Don't miss the weekly Laff Town Comedy Contest from 8pm - 10pm. Contact: (409)443-5678. Sunday, July 28, 2019, 8:00 PM – 10:00 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 29, 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, July 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 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. Tuesday, July 30, 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 30, 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 30, 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 30, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Drop-In Ceramic Art

Drop-in from 2:30-5:30pm for Free Family Fun as Galveston's Clay Cup Studios brings ceramic crafts to the library! Use your imagination to make something out of this world. 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 masterpiece once it is ready to go home another day. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Galveston Beach Band Concert

Starting in the 1920's, the Galveston Beach Band free concerts were an important summer Island attraction, often boasting audiences of 2,000 and featured on the newspaper front page. By the 1960s the Band had declined and was revitalized, thanks to its core of loyal musicians and then new leader, Frank Incaprera. Fast forward to today and the free concerts continue, as much loved as ever. Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. 2019 is the 90th concert season for the Galveston Beach Band. Sponsored by Galveston Island, the Beach Band continues a tradition of family music by performing concerts each summer that provide good clean family fun from June to August. Typical Concert, Salute the colors , Pledge of Allegiance , Music & Song , Brief Island History Reading , Maracas band , Big Drum , Flag Parade , Book prizes , Special Guests Concert… Cost: Free. Summary: Now a proud family venue, concerts are a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers and jazz. Housed in Sealy Pavilion, concerts are a mixture of family, fun and summer relaxation. Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Sealy Pavilion 24th & Sealy St. For more info visit www.galvestonbeachband.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. Wednesday, July 31, 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 31, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Coastal Heritage Preserve. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Shoot for the Moon

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, July 31, 2019, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Kids Cooking Class: Baking is Happiness - Goodies!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! A little sweet, a little savory and a lot of FUN! Chef Bailey Shinn is sharing fool-proof recipes for young bakers to master! Chefs will learn to bake a lighter-than-air flourless chocolate cake roll, traditional deep dish Chicago-style cast iron pizza, homemade “Hostess” chocolate cupcakes with piped icing and savory cheese & herb bread basket muffins! Recipes will be shared with attendees before they depart on their next adventure. This class is filled with sweet & savory goodies! $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 31, 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 31, 2019, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Lego Robotics

Homeschool robot team leads a 3-day (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) program where participants build and program a Mindstorm Robot. Registration is required; participants must be between ages 8-16. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Wednesday, July 31, 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 31, 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 31, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Moody Gardens Hotel Lobby Bar 7 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Ladies Night with Pianist Laura Magers

Don't miss Ladies Night on Wednesdays 6pm - 9pm, with live piano by Laura Magers. Contact: (409)443-5678. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 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. Thursday, August 1, 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, August 1, 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, August 1, 2019, 8:00 AM – 10:00 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, August 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Kids Cooking Class: Baking is Happiness - Treats!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! A little sweet, a little savory and a lot of FUN! Chef Bailey Shinn is sharing fool-proof recipes for young bakers to master! Mini chefs will learn to bake ooey-gooey pretzel chocolate caramel bars, magical brookies (part brownie, part cookie!), traditional chicken pot pie topped with a flaky pastry crust and savory scones studded with Parmesan cheese and fresh garlic! Recipes will be shared with attendees before they depart on their next adventure. This class is filled with sweet & savory treats! $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… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $50/child. Contact: 4094972999. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Lego Robotics

Homeschool robot team leads a 3-day (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) program where participants build and program a Mindstorm Robot. Registration is required; participants must be between ages 8-16. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Thursday, August 1, 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, August 1, 2019, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.galvestonsownfarmersmarket.com.

After Hours in the Museum

Browse our first-floor galleries, enjoy a glass of wine in La Sirena Cantina, and join Brent Bell as he examines and discusses Robert Jenkins Onderdonk’s painting Market Plaza. More Info: Bryan Museum. Contact: (409)632-7685. Thursday, August 1, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Bryan Museum 1315 21st St. For more info visit www.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, August 1, 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, August 1, 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, August 2, 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, August 2, 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, August 2, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Galveston Arts Center 2127 Strand St. For more info visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.

Kids Cooking Class: Baking is Happiness - Favs!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! A little sweet, a little savory and a lot of FUN! Chef Bailey Shinn is sharing fool-proof recipes for young bakers to master! Mini chefs will learn to bake the ultimate cookie dough cupcakes, fresh and light lemon soufflés with berry sauce, cheesy homemade meatball calzones and crispy Italian snack crackers with spinach artichoke dip from scratch! Recipes will be shared with attendees before they depart on their next adventure. This class is filled with sweet & savory 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 less than 72… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $50/child. Contact: 4094972999. Friday, August 2, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Minute to Win It Challenges

Can you flip plastic bottles and land them, stack cups in a pyramid and break it back down, or separate pieces of candy into different bowls by color?  Can you do these things in 60 seconds?  Come participate in our Minute to Win It challenges and win prizes! 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… More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: 409-763-8854 x135 | darcher@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, August 2, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

Lego Robotics

Homeschool robot team leads a 3-day (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) program where participants build and program a Mindstorm Robot. Registration is required; participants must be between ages 8-16. More Info: Rosenberg Library. Cost: Free. Contact: howens@rosenberg-library.org. Friday, August 2, 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, August 2, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Bands on the Sand

Join Moody Gardens for  live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 - 10 p.m. Get up and dance, relax in your lounge chair and enjoy the music or cruise along the Lazy River featuring your favorite R&B, Top 40, Courntry and other genres. The evening wraps up with a fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m. It's the perfect to kick-off your weekend island-style! Bands on the Sand admission is $15.95 for adults, seniors and childrens. Ages 3 and under are free. For more information about Palm Beach and Bands on the Sand, please visit moodygardens.org or call 800-582-4673. Schedule:  June 21: Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 22: The Max (Variety) , June 28: David Joel Band (Country) , June 29: Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 5: Chinatown (Variety) , July 6: Big E and the Lowdown (Rock) , July 12: The Slags (Variety Dance/Rock) , July 13: The L.A.B. (Variety/Rock) , July 19: Velvet Punch (Variety/Rock/80s) , July 20: The Max (Variety) , July 26: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Variety Dance) , July… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15.95 | Kids Age 3 & Under: Free. Contact: 800-582-4673. Friday, August 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.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, August 2, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Cooking Class: Boozy Creole Feast!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! You're invited on a tasty tour of the bayou with Chef Bailey Shinn! To start, we'll blend a batch of knockout fresh fruit mardi-ritas to sip on. Next, you will prepare light & crispy GIB Tiki Wheat beer batter hush puppies with a classic remoulade dipping sauce. Next, you will learn a new twist on a traditional dish: shrimp & grits! You will prepare cheesy cracked pepper grits smothered with a white wine reduction cream sauce loaded with shrimp, andouille sausage and the holy trinity. For dessert, you will learn to bake an irresistible Bailey's bread pudding with drizzled with decadent whiskey sauce from scratch! Laissez les bon temps roulez! $65/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… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $65/person. Contact: 4094972999. Friday, August 2, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market St.

Tommy Lewis at MOD Coffeehouse

Join MOD Coffeehouse for free live music on our beautiful shaded patio! We are located on the corner of 22nd and Postoffice in the heart of the Postoffice District, which is lined with galleries, restaurants, and shops. <3 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@modcoffehouse.com. Friday, August 2, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.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, August 2, 2019, 8:00 PM. Island ETC 2317 Mechanic. 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, August 3, 2019, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Christmas Bay. 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, August 3, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stewart Beach 201 Seawall Blvd. For more info visit www.galveston.com.

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, August 3, 2019, 10:00 AM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.

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, August 3, 2019, 11:00 AM. Bishop's Palace 1402 Broadway. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Cooking Class: Southern Biscuit Saturday!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Buttery, flaky, and tender - the hallmarks of a great biscuit! Join Chef Bailey and learn to master the art of baking big southern biscuits! She will teach you biscuit basics and then show you how to make a seasonal fruit jam from scratch, cinnamon pecan compound butter AND finger-licking herb-crusted crispy fried chicken drizzled with sweet heat buffalo syrup! We're throwing a big 'ol biscuit breakfast baking party! $50/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 made by calling 409-497-2999 or emailing… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $50/person. Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 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, August 3, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Galveston Railroad Museum 2602 Santa Fe Place.

Cooking Class: Southern Biscuit Saturday!

Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Buttery, flaky, and tender - the hallmarks of a great biscuit! Join Chef Bailey and learn to master the art of baking big southern biscuits! She will teach you biscuit basics and then show you how to make a seasonal fruit jam from scratch, cinnamon pecan compound butter AND finger-licking herb-crusted crispy fried chicken drizzled with sweet heat buffalo syrup! We're throwing a big 'ol biscuit breakfast baking party! $50/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 made by calling 409-497-2999 or emailing… More Info: Kitchen Chick. The Strand District. Cost: $50/person. Contact: 4094972999. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The Kitchen Chick 2402 Market 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. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Galvez Bar & Grill 2024 Seawall Blvd.

Bands on the Sand

Join Moody Gardens for  live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 - 10 p.m. Get up and dance, relax in your lounge chair and enjoy the music or cruise along the Lazy River featuring your favorite R&B, Top 40, Courntry and other genres. The evening wraps up with a fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m. It's the perfect to kick-off your weekend island-style! Bands on the Sand admission is $15.95 for adults, seniors and childrens. Ages 3 and under are free. For more information about Palm Beach and Bands on the Sand, please visit moodygardens.org or call 800-582-4673. Schedule:  June 21: Rapture (Variety Dance) , June 22: The Max (Variety) , June 28: David Joel Band (Country) , June 29: Shotgun Road (Country Rock) , July 5: Chinatown (Variety) , July 6: Big E and the Lowdown (Rock) , July 12: The Slags (Variety Dance/Rock) , July 13: The L.A.B. (Variety/Rock) , July 19: Velvet Punch (Variety/Rock/80s) , July 20: The Max (Variety) , July 26: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Variety Dance) , July… More Info: Moody Gardens. Cost: $15.95 | Kids Age 3 & Under: Free. Contact: 800-582-4673. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Moody Gardens Palm Beach 1 Hope Blvd. 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, August 3, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The Tremont House 2300 Mechanic St.

Cook and Rose at MOD Coffeehouse

Join MOD Coffeehouse for free live music on our beautiful shaded patio! We are located on the corner of 22nd and Postoffice in the heart of the Postoffice District, which is lined with galleries, restaurants, and shops. <3 Cook and Rose are an acoustic duo from Central Texas, playing original music rooted in folk and blues. Their songs of sadness, loss, and defiance reflect their Western roots and longing for redemption. Their second album, “The Lonesome American,” was released in 2017, with Christopher Cook on guitar and Emmy Rose on harmonium. A mixture of cornbread, tacos, and broken-down circus wagons, their songs travel back and forth through time, telling stores – some true and some that might as well be true. More Info: Mod Coffee & Tea House. Cost: FREE. Contact: events@modcoffehouse.com. Saturday, August 3, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. MOD Coffeehouse 2126 Postoffice St. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Movie Nite on The Strand: "Ralph Breaks the Internet"

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, August 3, 2019, 7:30 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, August 3, 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, August 4, 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, August 4, 2019, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

GCVA Hot as Hell Classic

The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association will host its Hot as Hell Classic. Divisions:  Men's 2’s A/AA, BB , Women's 2’s A/AA, BB , Coed 2’s A, BB , COED REC 4'S (2 Guys/2 Gals) , JUNIOR 2'S: 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U 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 have to be a GCVA member to… More Info: East Beach. Gulf Coast Volleyball Association. Cost: Entry Fee is $25 per person and $50 per team. Contact: (832)928-4120. Sunday, August 4, 2019, 9:00 AM. East Beach. For more info visit www.galveston.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, August 4, 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, August 4, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. East End Lagoon. For more info visit kayak.destinationnext.com.

Summer Bridal Show

Meet dozens of wedding professionals who can help you create a beautiful wedding! This is also a great opportunity to explore our Conservatory, Gazebo, Grooms Lounge, & the exquisite Bridal Suite. More Info: Bryan Museum. Cost: RSVP today for FREE admission, tickets will be $5/person at the door! Contact: peter@thebryanmuseum.org. Sunday, August 4, 2019, 11:00 AM – 3:00 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. Monday, August 5, 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, August 5, 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, August 5, 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, August 5, 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, August 5, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy Ave.