Upcoming Events In June 2017
Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
For additional information on what is happening in our area, please call  800-242-0071, email  tourism@1rockport.org or visit www.rockport-fulton.org

  Featured for June... 
June 2 - Aransas Pathways ADA Compliant Kayak Site Opens
June 3 - Leadership Aransas County LAC Attack Catch and Release Kayak Tournament. 
For more info: 361-729-6445 www.rockport-fulton.org

SA Youth Sailing Rockin' Rockport
TBA Rockport Yacht Club will bring It's 2nd TSA sanctioned youth sailing Regatta to Rockport on June 17-18, 2017. Potentially 90 boats may participate, bringing families to the Rockport area for that weekend.  RYA will, also, continue their Youth Sailing Program with learn to sail sessions for youth and adults. 
Texas Game Warden Fishing Tournament
June 16-17, 2017 The Texas Game Warden Association will host its 8th annual fishing tournament and concert in the park at Fulton Harbor Park Enjoy fishing, food and live entertainment. FMI 361-815-5752 

Aransas Pathways
June 2- 10am - ADA Kayak Site Grand Opening - Aransas Pathways will open its first ADA Compliant kayak site, located in Lamar along Lamar Beach Road, at the County Ramp. Public is invited.The launch is in the North Corner of the facility. Kayaks are set up on a roller bed om the floating launch site and rolled into the water. Returning kayakers can pull themselves back onto the roller bed using the handles provided. Site has ADA parking and discharge area. FMI:361- 729- 6445  www.aransaspathways.com

Leadership Aransas County  
June 3 -The Leadership Aransas County (LAC) Alumni Association in conjunction with Aransas Pathways is hosting the 2nd Annual LAC Attack Kayak Fishing Tournament scheduled for Saturday, June 3, 2017. This will be a C.P.R. Catch, Photo, Release Tournament. Newcomers and experienced "yak fishermen" are all welcome to take part in the tournament. Come alone or sign-up the entire family and make a day of it. 361-729-6445 

Birding 101
June 6- 9 -11am - Rock[port Beach - Each summer, children 7-16 years discover the joy of birding by participating in the class "Birding 101 for Kids." These introductory classes are designed to teach students the fundamentals of bird identification and at the same time give them a greater understanding of their local environment. Students will learn how to use binoculars, bird identification with a strong focus on field marks, eat like a bird, make a bird feeder, and sketch a bird or plant just like the famous ornithologist, James Audubon. Students are asked to bring their own binoculars if possible, but we several pairs that we can loan out on a first-come basis. Please dress for the weather and wear sunscreen, hat etc. Classes are   free   and pre-registration required. Parents are welcome to stay, or drop off their kids. Pick up and drop off are in the same location.  Rockport Beach Front Park, Seabreeze Drive, Rockport. Meet at Parking lot. FMI: Linda Fuiman at   (361) 749-6806   or   (361) 728-4635   or  linda.fuiman@utexas.edu 

Alzheimer's The Longest Day Walk
June 24 - 10am - Starting at the old HEB parking lot on Austin St. to Market St. and U -turn and north on Austin to Veteran's Memorial Park. Speaker presentation at Memorial Park. Free and open to the public. FMI 361-790-4062 or 361-463-3298.

Texas Maritime Museum 
S.E.A. Camp 
June 12  for 1st and 2nd graders. 
June 17 for 3rd and 4th grade.
Texas Maritime Museum is open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm and Sun 1-4pm. Admissions are $8 Adults, $6 Seniors (60+) and Active Military, $3 Children (3-12), Under 3 is free.  Annual memberships start at just $25, check to see if yours is up to date, or join now! For membership, information, and other activities: 361-729-1271 or    www.texasmaritimemuseum.org

The History Center For Aransas County  
Open Saturdays 10 am-4pm; Sundays 1-4 pm.
Free Admission  
June's Exhibit: Texas Settlers & their Buildings: Old Rockport - Learn about Rockport homes built between 1868 - 1930 architecture & owners  
June 3 - 10am - 12 pm - Plant Exchange
Texas Settlers & their Buildings: Old Rockport - Learn about Rockport homes built between 1868 - 1930 architecture & owners  
June 4 - 2 pm - Collector's Corner: "War Horses" by Howard Jones
Texas Settlers & their Buildings: Old Rockport - Learn about Rockport homes built between 1868 - 1930 architecture & owners  
June 10   Open 10 am- 4 pm Texas Settlers & their Buildings: Old Rockport - Learn about Rockport homes built between 1868 - 1930 architecture & owners  
The History Center is located at 801 E. Cedar. Free Admission FMI call 361-727-9214 or  www.aransashistorycenter.org   

Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
June 13 -   7-8:30 pm  -  Music at the Mansion -    Tuesday, June 13, 2017  - Come out to enjoy the band Old School with their blend of Classic Rock, Country, and Blues.  John Burke on guitar and vocals, Tony Tish on bass and vocals, Roger Rangel on drums, and Raul Hernandez on guitar. Lawn chairs and blankets recommended for seating. Concessions available for purchase.  Pets welcome! Music at the Mansion is available to visitors free of charge courtesy of the Friends of Fulton Mansion.   Rising above the Aransas Bay and surrounded by stately live oaks, Fulton Mansion State Historic Site is located in the resort area of Rockport-Fulton. The house must have appeared incredible in 1877, as it does today, with its mansard roof and ornate trim. Interior gas lighting, flush-toilets, and other refinements were progressive and luxurious elements for this part of Texas history. Mansion hours are  Tue-Sat 10am - 4pm and Sun 1-4pm Visit the Education and History Center Tues-Sat 9:30-4:30pm. FMI and other activities please call 729-0386 x21 or  www.visitfultonmansion.org

Rockport Center for the Arts  
Rockport Center for the Arts presents its 20th annual free summer program for children and teens, ARTSPACE: Youth Summer Art Explorations.  All eight sessions are open to youth entering grades 1-8 in the upcoming Fall school year.  This camp is FREE for children who attend school in Aransas County, and is $75 per camp per child for those who attend school outside of Aransas County.  All sessions are the same, so please select one (1) camp session only. We encourage you to register early!  
Session 1:  June 12 - 16, Mornings, 9:30 a.m. - Noon  
Session 2:  June 12 - 16, Afternoons, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Session 3:  June 19 - 23, Mornings, 9:30 a.m. - Noon  
Session 4:  June 19 - 23, Afternoons, 1:30 - 4 p.m.  
Session 5:  July 17 - 21, Mornings, 9:30 a.m. - Noon  
Session 6:  July 17 - 21, Afternoons, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
Session 7:  July 24 - 28, Mornings, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Session 8:  July 24 - 28, Afternoons, 1:30 - 4 p.m.   

Through June 10th:
Texas Clay Arts Association's Six Pack Show in the Main Gallery

No Net Ensnares Me in the Garden Gallery
Group show of 12 New York artists

NEW SHOWS Opening on  June 17th:
Barb Robinson: 2017 Poster Artist in the Main Gallery
Past Poster Artists in the Garden Gallery
Gallery Talk followed by Reception beginning at  4:30 pm.  She will be signing the official festival poster.
Rockport Center for the Arts is located at 902 Navigation Circle, Rockport. Hours of operation Tues-Sat - 10am-4pm and Sun 1-4pm FMI  361-729-5519  or www.rockportartcenter.com

Aquarium at Rockport Harbor
Free Admission -Open Thursday-Monday, 1pm-4pm. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Documentaries in the Education Center
Thursday - Monday @ 1:30pm & 2:30pm
Free admission
***All summer documentaries are designed for children***
Thursday, June 1 - Monday, June 5
1:30 - Wild Kratts: Capture the Fish Mobile (25mins)
2:30 - Wild Kratts: Puffin Rescue (25mins)
Thursday, June 8 - Monday, June 12
1:30 - Wild Kratts: Seasquatch (25mins)
2:30 - Cat in the Hat: Digging in the Deep (15mins)
Thursday, June 15 - Monday, June 19
1:30 - Wild Kratts: Tortuga Tune Up (25mins)
2:30 - National Geographic: Cara the Sea Turtle (30mins)
Thursday, June 22 - Monday, June 26
1:30 - Wild Kratts: Rescuer of the Reef (25mins)
2:30 - Cat in the Hat: Reef Magic (15mins)
 Thursday, June 29 - Monday, July 3
1:30 - Wild Kratts: Hermit Crab Shell Exchange (25mins)
2:30 - Wild Kratts: Stars of the Tide (25mins)
Summer Programs
Pre-Registration Required for all Classes
Kayaks and Critters (ages 7-10)
Cost $5.00
Wednesday, June 7 (9am - 11:30am)
SeaScience (ages 11-14) - a three-day minicamp
Cost $10.00
Tuesday, June 20Wednesday, June 21, and Thursday, June 22 (9am - 12pm)
SeaFacts and Crafts (ages 6 and up)
Saturday, June 10 - Plastic Pillows (10am-12pm)
Youth Angler Education (ages 8-14)
Cost $5.00
Saturday June 24 (9am - 12:00pm)
Movie and Popcorn Night
Free admission and Free popcorn
Fridays @ 7pm
June 9 - Finding Nemo
June 23 - Finding Dory
Other Group Meetings Hosted at the Aquarium Education Center
All are free and open to the general public
Keep Aransas County Beautiful:  Monday, June 12 @ 530pm-630pm
Rockport-Fulton Wings Rescue Center:  Thursday, June 8 @ 430pm-530pm
For more information on the Aquarium -   FMI 361-727-0016 or  www.rockportaquarium.com

Bay Education Center 
Estuary Exhibit Regular Hours: Tues -Sat  1pm - 4pm
June: Science on a Sphere Schedule
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 2 p.m.)
All activities are free of charge. Regular Hours: Tues -Sat 1pm - 4pm. FMI call 361-749-3161 or visit Bay Education Center on Facebook  www.facebook.com/BayEducationCenter

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County
Tuesday, June 20  - 12-1pm Brown Bag Lecture - "Hot, Hot Peppers" presented by Joe Culpepper, -  AgriLife Extension Conference Room, 892 Airport Rd.  This presentation is FREE and you are welcome to bring your lunch.  Over flow parking is next door at the Transfer Station.
FMI:Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 892 Airport Rd., Rockport, TX 361-790-0103   www.aransas.agrilife.org

Rialto Theater
Every 1st  Saturday- Artwalk,  5-7pm - Come visit the art spots in Downtown Aransas Pass. Galleries, Studios, and Artisan shops available throughout this little downtown. 
June -3  Blues & BBQ   7:30pm with BBQ catered by A Mermaid in Your Kitchen.
May 12-29 Rollicking comedy Rex's Exes starring your friends & neighbors. Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30pm, Sundays May 21 & 282pm. $15-$25.
Every Tuesday - Tapas Tuesdays Open Mic 5pm-9pm - The bar opens at 5 with 2-for-1 Happy Hour Specials till 6:30pm when the Open Mic begins. Tapas catered by A Mermaid in Your Kitchen. All musicians, all styles, all experience levels welcome. Join the circle of music in this awesome acoustic space. $1 Cover & Applause appreciated!
Every  Wednesday - Wine &  Wednesday Chick Flicks. Doors Open  6:30pm, Movie at  7:30pm. Admission: $3.
Every  Friday - Fabulous Fridays Happy Hour,  5-7pm with live music and drink specials in our old historic theater  Friday May 5Cinema Drafthouse Series  7:30pm.
Every  Sunday May 14-May 28 Clint Eastwood Cinema Drafthouse Series at  7:30pm. Admission: $3.
The Art Gallery is now open Thu-Fri  11am-4pm featuring Made in America artists.

Rockport Little Theatre  
For inquiries on performances held at Historic Rockport School Auditorium 619 N. Live Oak Rockport. www.rockportlittletheatre.com

Community Aquatic and Skate Park
Pool is open at 10am. The park houses an 8 Lane, 25 yard pool (heated to 86 degrees) and diving area,  a bathhouse, towel warmer and swimsuit dryer. The park includes a 6000 sq. ft. modular skate park. It also has a playground, picnic area, and a ΒΌ mile nature trail. FMI   pool2@cityofrockport.com,  361-727-9989 FMI  www.cityofrockport.com

Rockport Market Days
June 17- 9 am- 4 pm 
Navigation Festival Grounds in Rockport. For More information  www.rockportmarketdays.com

Fulton Market Days
June 24 - 10 am- 5 pm  Vendors and Live Entertainment:   Fulton Harbor Park. For More information 361-463-0125

Paws and Taws Fulton Convention Center
For special events and activities at Paws and Taws contact 729-2388 or   www.fultontexas.org

Rockport Fulton Visitors Center
Aransas County History Timeline, Map Room, Artifacts, Gifts, Members Room, Free admission. Hours of Operation 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri, 9am -2pm Sat. 319 Broadway, Rockport. For More Information www.rockport-fulton.org

Fulton Schoolhouse Museum
Free Tours
Open Saturday and Sunday 1p m - 4pm (or by appointment)
Original 1 room schoolhouse set up with original artifacts. 205 N 7th Street
Fulton, Texas.
For group tours 361-729-5533   FMI www.fultontexas.org
Fulton Trolley
Come on and take a Free Ride! Air-conditioned and fun for sightseeing or visiting the local businesses in the Town of Fulton. Free Track the Trolley app for your smartphone. Search for Fulton Trolley. 
Hours of Operation:
SAT.  10AM-10PM
FMI on routes 361-729-5533  

Rockport Beach
Texas first Blue wave beach. Beautiful mile long beach, restroom facility with indoor and outdoor showers, picnic areas with cabanas, playground, walking track, birding sanctuary, water sports area, boat launch, saltwater swimming lagoon, meeting/event pavilions and fishing piers. FMI 361-729-6661 or visit Rockport Beach on Facebook.

May 5-6 -Texas Ornithological Society statewide meeting at Saltwater Pavilion  Registration is online.
Goose Island State Park 
Family Programs  
Every Wednesday
8:30 a.m. Shorebird Walk Meet at the Pier Parking lot  
Birding Basics in the Rec Hall @ 4:00 p.m.  
Every Thursday
8:30 a.m. Shorebird Walk Meet at the Pier Parking Lot
Every Friday
8:30 a.m. Songbird Walk Meet at Warbler Way R.R.  
Every Saturday
 8:30a.m. Shorebird Walk Meet at the Pier Parking Lot
Birding and Dolphin Tours/Boat & Kayak Excursions
Information on Dolphin and birding adventures can be obtained by contacting the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce 1-800-242-0071

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