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Jul
27
Sat
Beach Blitz Soccer Tournaments at East Beach @ East Beach
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the beach in the family friendly and beautiful Gavleston, for our 5v5 Beach Blitz Galveston tournament on July 27, 2019. This tournament is so much fun, we are back in Galveston a 2nd time this summer! We are positive that you’ll enjoy a day on the pristine sand of this lovely beach.

The Soccer Resort has been running beach soccer tournaments since 2009, and is very excited to host this tournament in such a beautiful location. What’s better than a day of soccer and a trip to the beach all in one?

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/411884349538887/ and http://www.soccerresort.com/tournaments/903865-beach-blitz-galveston-july-19–adult?fbclid=IwAR2i0ZsBw2iu8UZqTU11gnq70KaGV6VOUvqsgbH7tJybkHwTdSQgu07I0zs

Aug
18
Sun
Texas Strong Truck Show at East Beach @ East Beach
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
‘The Art of Wrapping Up’ by Jack Morris @ Third Coast Gallery
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Third Coast will be wrapping up the Retrospective show of Jack Morris’ work on August 18th so now is the time to come by and see some of his never-before-seen watercolors and Private Collection oil paintings. We have a number of fine art paper prints & Giclées for sale and available in-house. We thank everyone who took time to visit with Jack and his family at the preview party on Thursday, the 11th of July and then again at the Opening Reception during ArtWalk on the 13th. Jack thoroughly enjoyed visiting with everyone!

No worries though…We have another great show on the horizon! Opening Reception will be during ArtWalk on Saturday, August 24th from 5:30-9:30. We’ll be featuring the works of Plein Air watercolor artist, Richie Vios! Richie will be in town a few days prior to the Opening and will be painting all around Galveston so keep an eye out for him! Richie was one of 42 Plein Air artists who took part in the Galveston Historical Foundation’s Homes Tour Plein Air competition. His work was extremely well received and every painting he did while here sold during the preview party prior to opening to the public. We’re excited to show his ethereal and imaginative work at the Gallery!

Headshots for Samitha @ From the HeART Gallery
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

August 18th (1-6pm): Headshots for Samitha – Buried Treasure Photography and From The Heart Gallery will be hosting a day of Headshots for Samitha. You will receive two professionally shot headshots for $50. All proceeds will go to Samitha and Scott Edwards to aid in her fight against cancer! Please come out and show your support. Samitha has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Melanoma. It is in her spine, skull and both lungs with the largest mass (3cm) in her right lung. Show your support, love and care of this family at this photo shoot. For more info go to facebook.com/events/448876525844826.

Taffy Demos at LaKing’s – Free Samples & Tons of Fun! @ LaKing's Confectionery
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to see taffy being “pulled”, “spun out”, and packaged, right before you eyes. A special treat is in store as the candy maker tosses out samples for EVERYONE! Nothing beats fresh, warm, taffy. You can even get one of the girls to dip a pound or two right out of the catch basket.

Taffy pullings are daily at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

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For more events, go to GalvestonIslandGuide.com!

Aug
19
Mon
Paws to Read @ Rosenberg Library
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Taffy Demos at LaKing’s – Free Samples & Tons of Fun! @ LaKing's Confectionery
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to see taffy being “pulled”, “spun out”, and packaged, right before you eyes. A special treat is in store as the candy maker tosses out samples for EVERYONE! Nothing beats fresh, warm, taffy. You can even get one of the girls to dip a pound or two right out of the catch basket.

Taffy pullings are daily at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

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For more events, go to GalvestonIslandGuide.com!

Drop-In Chess for Kids @ Rosenberg Library
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

Aug
20
Tue
Learn to Cook with WIC @ Bryan Museum
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

August 20th, September 17th (12 noon): Learn to Cook with WIC – This free cooking class is led by Chef Mary Bass. Students can eat a fresh meal for lunch, gain cooking knowledge, and create a recipe based on average monthly WIC benefits. RSVP to (409)938-7221. You can receive $30 of FREE fruits, vegetables, and plants from local farmers at the weekly markets. Vouchers are good until Halloween and can only be distributed one per year. You must bring your WIC “Shopping List” (the paper printout you get at the clinic) in order to receive the vouchers.

Taffy Demos at LaKing’s – Free Samples & Tons of Fun! @ LaKing's Confectionery
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to see taffy being “pulled”, “spun out”, and packaged, right before you eyes. A special treat is in store as the candy maker tosses out samples for EVERYONE! Nothing beats fresh, warm, taffy. You can even get one of the girls to dip a pound or two right out of the catch basket.

Taffy pullings are daily at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

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For more events, go to GalvestonIslandGuide.com!

Free Galveston Beach Band Weekly Concert @ Ashton Villa
Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Galveston Beach Band, founded by Frank Incaprera father, has been providing concerts for over 90 years. Frank, the band leader, has been attending concerts since he was four months old! And some members of the band have been part of the band for 40+ years.

FREE concert times are every Tuesday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm, beginning June 4th. Concert location is at Sealy Pavilion off Broadway and in front of the Rosenberg Library in downtown Galveston.

The Galveston Beach Band concerts play a wide variety of music drawing from Jazz, shows and music of its time. In the video example below, Robert Gray conducts a medley of tunes from the show Chicago.

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.

By the 1960’s 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 proudly 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. Frank Incaprera is the driving force behind the Galveston Beach Band.

Frank Incaprera is the driving force behind the Galveston Beach Band. From annual quest for funding to music selection, conducting, and playing solos, Frank is front and center stage. He is a man of monumental commitment and under his nearly 50-year leadership, the summer concerts continue to bring pleasure to so many. In 2014 Frank celebrates his 90th birthday.

Sponsored by Galveston Island, the Beach Band continues a tradition of family music by performing concerts each summer that provides free, good, clean, family-fun from June to August.

Coast2Soul Poetry Night at The Proletariat @ The Proletariat
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join at The Proletariat for an Open Mic night of poetry. All ages are welcome. Come out and share your work with open ears and open hearts, or come out and listen to poets share their work with you. Each Open Mic will he hosted by different people each session. There is no cover and sign-in begins at 8pm.

The Proletariat is located at 2221 Market St., Downtown Galveston.

Aug
21
Wed
Taffy Demos at LaKing’s – Free Samples & Tons of Fun! @ LaKing's Confectionery
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to see taffy being “pulled”, “spun out”, and packaged, right before you eyes. A special treat is in store as the candy maker tosses out samples for EVERYONE! Nothing beats fresh, warm, taffy. You can even get one of the girls to dip a pound or two right out of the catch basket.

Taffy pullings are daily at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.

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For more events, go to GalvestonIslandGuide.com!

Adventures in Art: Happy Hour at Moody Gardens @ Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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!

This is open to the public and free to attend.

Aug
22
Thu
‘Godere’ with Gaw Jones on Exhibit at GLee Gallery @ G. Lee Gallery
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On exhibit is Gaw Jones. G.  Lee Gallery, a retired U. S. Marine, in his first show “Godere.” Emerging artist, Gaw Jones, makes his artistic statement in acrylic contemporary, non-representational art. Mr. Jones has recently retired from the U. S. Marine Corps. Originally from Liberia, Africa, he and his family emigrated to the United States during that country’s civil war. He has made the U. S. his home becoming a citizen and serving as a Marine. Gaw’s original, unique art will be featured 1-9pm Saturday, July 13th.

Also showing art is Constance Paul, Ruth Ann Rickman, Sherrie Kostura, Liz Wilson, Kelly Halbach, Jane East, Susan Tyler, Jeanetta Brewster; jewelry by Rene Armstrong and Charlotte Martin; fused glass by Sheryl Lambert; pottery by Lana Loveland and, our resident artist George Douglas Lee with still life, landscapes, contemporary and iconic Galveston landmarks in oil, acrylic and mixed media.

G.Lee Gallery is located at 2217 Strand, Suite 107-B in Downtown Galveston. For more info call (409)370-7350 or go to gleegallery.net.

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