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Friendswood Movies in the Park Back for 2015

June 29, 2015

Friendswood summer spectacular Movies in the Park is back again for 2015! Enjoy your favorites or see some movies you and your family have yet to discover! This year’s line-up is filled with some great titles, like:

  • The Little Rascals
  • Maleficent
  • The Box Trolls
  • The Incredibles

An outdoor movie with family, friends and neighbors is a perfect occasion to kick back, relax and enjoy those summer evenings. Movies begin on Friday, July 10th and there will be a new title each Friday until August 14th. For the complete list of movies scheduled for this summer, check out the Movies in the Park flyer on the Friendswood website.

All movies are free to the public, and will begin promptly at dusk. Those who attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for comfortable viewing, as well as your choice of snacks for the show. These events will be held at Stevenson Park, located at 1100 South Friendswood Drive (FM 518) near Fire Station #1 in Friendswood. Be there!

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“Hairspray” Comes to Clute

June 21, 2015

No, not something in an aerosol can that holds your curls in place. This July, don’t miss the local production of Hairspray (the musical) presented by Center Stages and performed at the Center for the Arts and Sciences. Your favorite local players will take on the roles of teenager Tracy Turnblad and her compatriots as they move through the changing social mores of the 1960’s.

During its 7-year run on Broadway, Hairspray won 8 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) and was adapted as a movie in 2007. This New Line Cinema film is what the local production is based on. The story is social commentary presented with plenty of music, plenty of laughs and good-natured, family-friendly fun. Bring the kids and let them roll their eyes at a snapshot of American life back in the days before personal computers, SmartPhones and the internet.

Performances of Hairspray will begin on Friday, July 10th and will include 8 PM shows on the 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th of July. Matinee performances will be held on Sunday July 12th and Sunday July 19th at 2:30 PM. Ticket prices are $17 for adults and $13 for children under the age of 13. The box office will open for the general public on Sunday, July 5th. The Center for the Arts and Sciences is located at 400 College Blvd in Clute. For additional information about the show and tickets, visit the BCFAS Center Stages website.

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Celebrate Independence Day with Freedom Over Texas

June 16, 2015

It’s an annual tradition in Houston, celebrating your country’s independence from Great Britain with 50,000 or more of your fellow Americans. This year’s Freedom Over Texas celebration is sure to be just as popular as it has been for decades, whether you choose to attend in person or watch the show on television from the comfort of your own living room.

This year’s event will be held at the Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou. The day starts off with great live music on 5 different stages, including local talent and national recording artists. Activities and attractions will keep you and your family interested for hours as you get in the holiday spirit and the anticipation grows for the fireworks display. A kid’s entertainment area will have games and activities as well as a stage with family-friendly performances. A display of military equipment, such as helicopters and tanks, will be on hand as well as representatives from the 5 military branches. There will be great food and drink, and a cool zone to keep the heat at bay.

Stay tuned to the Freedom Over Texas web page and Facebook page as headline acts are announced and ticket information becomes available. Eleanor Tinsley Park is in downtown Houston on Buffalo Bayou, located at 1800-3600 Allen Parkway.

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West Columbia’s Backyard Fireworks will Light Up the Sky!

June 11, 2015

Celebrate the 4th of July in style this year with Backyard Fireworks in West Columbia. This annual event has become a community favorite with West Columbia residents gathering in First Capitol Park to kick back and enjoy some quality family time while preparing to be wowed by an amazing fireworks display.

First Capitol Park offers a great environment for the kids to play in; meeting up with good friends and perhaps meeting some new ones. The fishing pond will be open for business, or if the night proves a bit warm, the city pool will be open from 7 PM – 9 PM with $1 admission.

The main event will begin at approximately 9:15, or whenever it is dark enough to begin. The fireworks will be set to music, providing a great Independence Day celebration. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs or blankets, plus snacks for the whole family. First Capitol Park is located at 1300 N 13th Street in West Columbia. For additional information about this special community event, visit the West Columbia city website. See you there!

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Lake Jackson 4th of July Activities

June 8, 2015

Lake Jackson is the place to be this July 4th, participating in events to acknowledge and celebrate the 239th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Why not start off the holiday right by registering to walk or run in the Dow Firecracker 4, an annual 4 mile run and 2 mile walk? This year marks the 41st Firecracker 4, which is one of the oldest races in the area and has steadily grown into an event with over 300 participants.

The race course winds through the shaded neighborhoods of old-town Lake Jackson before finishing at Dunbar Park. Get the kids involved by including them in the BASF Kids Run, free of charge for children under 12. Both the walk and run begin at 7:30 AM at Dunbar Park, located at 400 FM 2004 in Lake Jackson. Post-race festivities include breakfast, award presentation and door prizes. For information about the race, visit the Dow Firecracker 4 Facebook page, or register online at

From 7-9 PM, bring your lawn chairs and a snack to Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, kick back and enjoy the music of Cole Degges. This concert is free to the public and Cole will entertain regardless of the weather. Civic Center Memorial Plaza is located at 333 Hwy 332 in Lake Jackson.

Finish your holiday off with a bang in Dunbar Park with Lake Jackson’s annual fireworks display. There is no charge to enjoy the show, which can also be seen quite well from the Brazos Mall parking lot. Fireworks generally start between 9 and 9:30 PM, whenever it is dark enough to optimize the light show. Information about all Lake Jackson events can be found on the Visit Brazosport website.

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