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First Capitol Festival Schedule Set!

July 30, 2015

Save the date – Saturday, September 12th, from 8 AM to 6 PM. That’s the day to head out to West Columbia for the First Capitol Festival. Held in conjunction with Patriot Day, it’s a great opportunity to show your appreciation for the work and sacrifices performed by the military, first responders and veterans, as well as enjoy a great day filled with fun and games for the whole family.

Plenty of food and drink are available at this year’s Festival, including a BBQ cook-off! Don’t miss the great parade, live stage entertainment and more. Sign up for the 5K Color Run and show your true Red, White and Blue, or browse around the trade show for some early holiday shopping bargains. Proceeds from this great community event go to keeping the parks of West Columbia fun and safe.

Want to learn more about the Festival? Visit the First Capitol Festival Facebook page, where you can sign up for the cook-off or 5K, find out how to become an event sponsor, or see some great photos from past festivals. We’ll see you there!

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Brazosport Rotary Shrimp Boil

July 24, 2015

The Brazosport Rotary Club helps out with local civic projects each year through their donation of both time and much-needed funds. Just a few of the organizations and projects that have benefited from the generosity of the Rotary Club include:

  • Brazosport Cares Food Pantry
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Scholarships to area students

The Rotary’s Shrimp Boil, held each August for the past 53 years, is the main fundraising event for the Rotary Club which allows them to continue their good works. This year marks the 54th annual Shrimp Boil, held on Saturday, August 22nd in Freeport Municipal Park. Local residents look forward to the Shrimp Boil all year. Where else can you enjoy mouth-watering shrimp and the company of your friends and neighbors in a beautiful park setting, and at the same time help raise money for many deserving local civic projects?

Freeport Municipal Park is an 18-acre park with a jogging trail, playgrounds and basketball courts located at 421 Brazosport Blvd. For additional information about the Shrimp Boil, Visit the Brazosport website calendar . For information about the Brazosport Rotary Club, check out their website.

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“Dog Days of Summer” a Doggone Good Time!

July 19, 2015

Your dog is your best friend. You know it. They know it too. They work hard every day of the year to please you. So why shouldn’t you treat your best friend to a day out this summer where they can play with you and with other dogs, compete for honors and pretty much be the center of attention? OK, they most likely are always the center of attention but you must admit that it’s well-deserved.

The Varner-Hogg Plantation announces “The Dog Days of Summer,” a day that truly is all about the dogs. There will be fun and games, like the leash-free dog park and scenic walking trail. There will be competitions, such as the doggie dress-up contest and the agility course. The best competitors will even earn prizes! In addition, the Plantation visitors center will feature an exhibit centering around the pets who called the Plantation home, including Polly the goose.

This not-to-be-missed event will be held on Saturday, August 15th, from 4 PM until 6 PM at the Varner-Hogg Plantation historic site. Each animal will pay a $1 entrance fee, but their humans can attend for free. Be sure to bring snacks for yourself plus a blanket or lawn chair on which to relax and enjoy the beautiful plantation grounds. Water and snacks for the pups will be provided. The Varner-Hogg Plantation is located at 1702 N 13th Street in West Columbia. For additional information, check out the Varner-Hogg Dog Days of Summer event page.

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Register Now for the Freeport Summertime Blues Spring Triathlon

July 14, 2015

Triathletes – get ready for the next big event in South Texas – the Freeport Summertime Blues Spring Triathlon. This year’s race will begin on Sunday, August 9th at 7 AM at River Place in Freeport Municipal Park. It’s a challenging competition that combines a 500-meter open water swim, 25k bike course, and a 5k run in the Texas heat. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in 5 different age groups, with the overall male and female, and Masters male and female receiving special awards. Awards will be distributed to the top 3 in each division for those competing in the Clydesdale and Athena categories.

The swimming portion of the race consists of a protected salt water swim in The Old River in Freeport. That is followed by a bicycle course that includes 2 challenging bridges in a round trip to Quintana Island. The last leg of the race is the run, which is mostly flat but has a beautiful view of the Old River for the last mile! When the race is over, prepare to stick around for awards presentation and a delicious breakfast!

Online registration is now available, as well as additional race details for all interested parties. Visit the Summertime Blues Spring Triathlon page to register or for additional race and venue information.

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Fun and Food with an International Flair in Houston

July 7, 2015

If you’re looking for a great new way to spend your Friday or Saturday nights, how about trying out the Yes! International Night Market this summer? Thousands have already experienced this event, which began in May and continues to be held on the last Friday and Saturday of each month through the end of August. This Night Market is all about cultural diversity, with over 100 different languages spoken in the international management district area. So be prepared to try different foods and flavors from around the world, all available right here in Houston!

There are also movies to be enjoyed on the largest outdoor LED screen in Texas, while you meet interesting neighbors and learn about various cultures of the world. Games and a Kids Zone will keep the little ones happy. This market is all about mutual understanding through the sharing of fun, food and entertainment. So, why not give it a taste?

The Yes! International Night Market is held at the International Trade Center square, located at 11122 Bellaire Blvd in Houston. Admission to the event is free, but please, no food or drink except those cultural delicacies available at the market. July dates are Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th, and August dates are Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th. The Market kicks off at 5 PM each day. For additional information about the event, including transportation suggestions, visit the Yes! International Night Market website.

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