City Family Play Day
2202 Clarks Crossing Drive, Laredo, TX 78041
Laredo Tennis Association (LTA) will host a FREE City Family Play Day! Middle School and 11 & UNDER invited!
Edgar Saldana, (956) 645-1808, firstname.lastname@example.org
LCC offers Soap Box Derby Race; Motor Show
Laredo Community College
Get your wheels rolling as the Laredo Community College South Campus hosts its first ever Soap Box Derby Race and a Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show on Saturday, March 21.
The LCC Transportation Technology Department is organizing the derby race and motor show as a fun and educational experience for the community to celebrate these two popular hobbies and learn more about the valuable learning and career training opportunities offered by the college in this field.
Dr. Fred Solis, associate vice president for instruction, said that the college is looking forward to hosting this exciting event.
“Laredo Community College South is excited to present the First Soap Box Derby Race and Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. Enthusiasts of these two pastimes are encouraged to register for these events, and we hope that aficionados will come out with their families to spend a day with us at the LCC South Campus,” Solis said.
Proceeds from the registration fees will be used to provide scholarships to students in the Transportation Technology Department.
SOAP BOX DERBY RACE
Soap box derby races have been a popular national hobby since the 1930s. A bit of engineering and ingenuity is used to create an unpowered vehicle that depends on gravity to move.
LCC’s derby race, which starts at 9 a.m., will be open to 25 minors and 25 adults to participate on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is under way now through Monday, March 16; the fee is $10 per entry.
Trophies will be awarded at 12:30 p.m. to the first place winner and a ribbon to the second place winner.
Additionally, the derby cars that participate in the race will be judged and awarded prizes in the following categories:
· Engineering design
· Best Novelty soap box car
· Overall best soap box car
· Fastest Car
CAR, TRUCK & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Likewise, the Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show will aim to exhibit every motor-aficionado’s style, preference, and passion.
From the barn find (unrestored ugly car or truck) to the street rods of pre-1949 and up, the motor show will showcase vehicles in 29 categories with trophies awarded to the first place winners and certificates awarded to the second place winners. Additionally, trophies will be awarded for Judge’s Pick and Best of Show.
Entries are limited to 150 vehicles. The entry fee is $20 per entry/per category. Car show registration will be on March 21 from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. with the car show from 12 to 4 p.m.
An awards ceremony for the motor show winners will be held from 4 to 5 p.m.
Pre-registration forms and additional information are available online at www.laredo.edu/derby-car2015. Registration forms also can be obtained in person on Monday, March 16 at the Transportation Technology Department or at the Office of the Associate Vice President for Instruction at the LCC South Campus.
Admission to view the derby race and motor show is free to the public. The celebration also will include music, food, and plenty of fun of all ages to enjoy.
For more information, call the LCC Transportation Technology Department at 794.4071. Please note that LCC is closed for spring break from March 9-13.
WBCA Stars and Stripes Air Show Spectacular
Laredo International Airport (Maher entrance)
WBCA™ Stars and Stripes
Air Show Spectacular
Sponsored by Miller Lite
Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 11:00 a.m.
Laredo International Airport (Maher entrance)
$5 for adults • 12 yrs. and under free
Afterburner: $50/ticket | table of 10 $400 |
Flight Line $20 | Bleachers $5
Casual attire | Established: 1998
Additional Sponsors: Falcon Intl. Bank.
In-kind sponsor: Rudy’s Bar-B-Q
LCC Family Fun Fest and Musicale
Laredo Community College
LCC Family Fun Fest and
Saturday, February 14, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Laredo Community College
Casual attire | Established: 1988
South Texas Imaginarium Free Family Fun Night
Imaginarium of South Texas, Mall del Norte, next to Dillard’s
What: First Free Family Fun Night, sponsored by Time Warner Cable
Why: Inform and remind our community that the Imaginarium of South Texas is hosting Free Family Fun Nights, every 2nd Thursday of the month, sponsored by Time Warner Cable.
When: Thursday, December 11, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Imaginarium of South Texas, Mall del Norte, next to Dillard’s
Staff of the Imaginarium of South Texas would like to invite you to come join us in celebrating our first Free Family Fun Night on December.
For more information, please call Sandra Cavazos, Executive Director at 728-0404.
Planetarium Live Star Show
Texas A&M International University LBV Planetarium, Laredo, TX
Come and discover what is up in our sky at night at the planetrium.
The Magical Music of Walt Disney Performed Live by The Laredo Phil
Laredo Energy Arena
The Magical Music of Walt Disney Performed Live by The Laredo Phil
Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Tickets on Sale Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10 a.m.!
The Laredo Phil will perform a concert of Disney music at the Laredo Energy Arena on August 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Music from early classics to recent releases will take audiences on a musical journey to far off places where the stories, tales and myths of many cultures have originated. The program incorporates musical performances from Disney’s animated films including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and 6 other timeless classics.
Disney Music Publishing, who has been licensing the music to orchestras worldwide since 1992, provides this concert of symphonic arrangements from the archives at The Walt Disney Studio.
Magical Music of Disney is a concert for the whole family. Audiences will enjoy a unique experience in which timeless animated images are synchronized with music to transport them to their favorite Disney musical moment.
38 orchestras in 25 States, and 9 countries around the world have already performed this concert of symphonic arrangements over the past three years to over 70,000 people. The synchronized images feature of some of the classic moments from Rescuers Down Under, Aladdin, Mulan and others are projected up on a large movie screen behind the orchestra bringing the music to life in a unique manner.
“Part of the magic of all the Disney films over the years are the rich and exciting musical scores that are an integral part of each movie,” said Brendan Townsend, Music Director. “The focus is on the timeless music of the films, but the images brings the film to life.” Said Townsend.
“We are delighted that the Laredo Phil is coming back to the LEA with such a wonderful family event,” said Xavier Villalon, general manager of the SMG managed Laredo Energy Arena.
This is a uniquely family oriented concert with tickets ranging in price from $15 to $35. An instrument petting zoo, life sized characters, artwork by area youth, and added entertainment by local bands will provide a unique atmosphere.
A VIP Package is also available as a fund-raising activity for the Laredo Phil.
For information on purchasing the VIP Packages call (956) 236-7772 or email the email@example.com
The Newman Elementary Show Choir Presents “I Love The 80’s”
UISD Student Activity Center (SAC) Auditorium
5208 Sta. Claudia Lane
WHO: Newman Elementary School Show Choir
Stephanie Galindo, Music Teacher/Choir Director
WHAT: The Newman Elementary Show Choir Presents “ I The 80’s ”
WHEN: Monday, May 19, 2014, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: UISD Student Activity Center (SAC) Auditorium, 5208 Sta. Claudia Lane
ADDITIONAL: This year’s choir consists of a group of students who have all shown an great interest in singing and performing.
Currently, there are 59 - 3rd grade students, 49 - 4th grade students, and 38 - 5th grade students actively enrolled in the choir, totaling 146 singers in all. All the students have been working very hard for the past 5 months learning a vast repertoire of memorable 80’s songs such as: “Walking on Sunshine”,” I Wanna Dance with Somebody”,” I love Rock – N – Roll”, “Don’t Stop Believing” and many more.
The students have also had the wonderful opportunity to experience the magic that occurs when music, theatrics, costumes and dance are brought together as one.
For more information, please call Stephanie Galindo at 473-3811 or 645-8798.
TAMIU Science Center and Planetarium 9th Anniversary
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
TAMIU Science Center and Planetarium
Family fun and the Disney movie, “WALL-E” will be featured presentations at Texas A&M International University’s 9th Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium Anniversary celebration Saturday, April 12.
The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Planetarium and will include food, music, crafts, face paintings, and presentations by local dance teams. “WALL-E” show times will be every two hours, from 2 -8 p.m., with $3 general admission. Entrance to the event is free and open to the public.
Funds generated at the Anniversary will help support the Planetarium’s educational outreach initiatives, said Peter Davis, Planetarium director.
“For years, the community has supported our Planetarium through thousands of individual and school visits as well as birthdays and other social events,” Davis said, “As we celebrate this anniversary, we would like to encourage everyone to bring their families for a day of both outdoor and indoor fun as well as invite friends who might not yet be familiar with our impressive and modern facilities.”
The TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium is a one of a kind teaching, learning and special occasion space located at TAMIU. The Planetarium is open to the public for shows, star gazing events, field trips and private functions. It is one of the most sophisticated planetariums in the State of Texas and operates a state-of-the-art digital projection system. Its technology allows not only a view from planet Earth, but from any part of the known universe, taking audiences to structures unseen, except by highly developed telescopes.
The Digistar 3 projectors use powerful graphics hardware and software to generate immersive full-dome images on the interior surface of a dome, integrating all-dome video, real-time 3D computer graphics, and a complete digital astronomy package.
For more information, call 956-326-2463, or visit tamiu.edu/planetarium.
“Family Create-It” Cascarones Activity
Imaginarium of South Texas, next to Dillard's
Mall Del Norte
What: “Family Create-It” CASCARONES ACTIVITY
Why: To promote family involvement the Imaginarium will give families an opportunity to decorate and fill cascarones and take them home to celebrate with their family.
When: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Where: Imaginarium of South Texas, Next to Dillard’s, Mall Del Norte.
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Board of Directors and Staff of the Imaginarium of South Texas is pleased to announce their “Family Create-it” activities.
For more information please call Executive Director, Sandra Cavazos at (956) 728-0404.
The King and I: medieval festival
701 N. Stone Ave. Laredo (Girl Scout Service Center)
Father/daughter medieval festival for registered girl scouts. $20 per couple and $8 per additional girl. Attendees are encouraged to dress up. Event activities include archery, jousting, Sword duels, three legged races, a feast, shield decorating and so much more!
Santo Nino Catholic Church Gran Jamaica
2801 Cross St., Laredo, Texas
Food, Games, Live Music, Loteria, Bingo, fun for the whole family to join
Diana Gomez (956) 724-6638
St. John Neumann Catholic Church Annual Jamaica
102 W. Hillside Road Laredo, TX
Come join us at our annual jamaica! It is a wonderful family event and a great way to enjoy your Sunday! Events include Bingo, Silent Auction, Face Painting, Food, Games, and much more! We hope to see there!
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
SCAN's 16th Annual Children Play Day
Civic Center Ballroom & Grounds in Laredo
Please join us for FREE games, prizes, food, and refreshments and lots of fun for the whole family. There will be moonwalks, rock climbing, fingerprinting for children, and lots of other entertainment.
Veronica Jimenez (956) 724-3177
Laredo 6th annual Spring Break Kite Festival
North Central Park
The iconic, traditional diamond shaped-kite, flying carefree in the wind is reminiscent of a simpler, carefree childhood. It is also one of the most easy, entertaining and affordable ways for a family to have fun together.The bright colors and soaring heights will create memories that can last a lifetime for a child.
That’s why the Sixth Annual Spring Break Kite Festival is perfect for Laredo kids, and their families, to have a fun, and free, good time. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 12-7 p.m. at North Central Park.
Participants and spectators can find parking at United Day School. Additionally, El Metro has partnered with Wal-Mart at Loop 20 and International Boulevard to offer a free Park & Ride option to the Kite Festival.
The kite festival is open to kids of all ages, including those who are kids at heart. There is no registration or entrance fee to the festival. Everything is absolutely free! Just show up with a kite, store-bought or homemade, and start flying!
For those who are serious about their homemade kite, however, take notice of the following kite contest information. A Homemade Kite Contest will take place at 4 PM and will feature such interesting categories as longest/prettiest tail, most school spirit, best engineered, best use of recycled material, smallest/biggest, most unique and various age categories, with prizes from Imagine My Smile Dental Care and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and movie tickets. Celebrity judges will make the determination of all entrants. All are welcome to enter.
Even if you don’t have a kite, come on out. A limited number of kites will be given out for free, along with healthy snacks while supplies last, thanks to generous sponsor HEB. Of course, UnitedHealthcare, Imagine My Smile Dental Care, and Doctors Hospital will also be promoting a healthy living message by distributing information and offering BMI tests. Kids can also enjoy Safety Town, thanks to AEP Texas, a model community that teaches power safety line; sponsors AT&T will echo that same message.
A community favorite, the petting zoo and pony rides, will be one of the main attractions featured, thanks to sponsors Murillo Auto & Tire Service and State Farm Agent Manuel Gomez, III. However, if you or your little ones are looking for a little more exhilaration, then the carnival rides and jumping castles sponsored by the Laredo Firefighters Union #872 and the Laredo Police Officers Association will do just nicely.
Additionally, promoting safety and enhancing the relationship that all local law enforcement agencies have with the community is another focus of the annual Kite Event, with several activities geared toward safety and protection. Showing off their all terrain vehicles will be the U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Customs & Border Protection, where kids can take pictures as future Customs officers. Both the Laredo Police Department and Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar will feature the KidID program which collects children’s fingerprints. The Laredo Fire Department will bring the Fire Safety House, which teaches kids how to safely recognize and escape a fire in a home.
In fact, festival organizers have gone out of their way to ensure that the day is truly a family-friendly outing. Aside from the kite flying, there will be plenty of other games and activities, including hay rides and games, courtesy of the City of Laredo Parks & Leisure Services Department and wildflower seed planting thanks to Keep Laredo Beautiful. Great music with the classic styling of everyone’s favorite DJ, Rule Garcia, so everyone can have a fun-filled afternoon, will fill the park’s air. Finally, if that isn’t enough, be sure to catch the car show by the Pure Envy Car Club.
District VI Council Member Charlie San Miguel will once again host the event, along with the City of Laredo and numerous sponsors, including HEB, who is proud to be Helping Here. Other sponsors include AEP Texas; AT&T; Imagine My Smile Dental Care; Murillo’s Auto & Tire Service; State Farm Agent Manuel Gomez, III; UnitedHealthCare; Laredo Firefighters Union #872; Laredo Police Officers Association; and Chick-fil-A. The event is proudly being brought to you by Guerra Communications and Lamar Advertising.
For more information, please call the City of Laredo Public Information Office at 791-7461.
TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium Show
TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium
The Texas A&M International University Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium will show:
Saturday, March 29
3pm- Zula Patrol: Under the Weather*
4pm- Black Holes
5pm- The Great Space Race
6pm- Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon**
General Admission is $4 children and $5 adults.
**Premium shows $1 more.
For more information call 956.326.DOME (3663)
Raminator Prepares to Crush the Competition at Monster Jam
Laredo Energy Arena 6700 Arena Blvd Laredo, TX 78041
A monster is making its way to Laredo—Monster Jam that is! Taking place at the Laredo Energy Arena on March 8th-9th. On Saturday from 11:30am until 1:00pm during Party in the Pits, all are invited to get up close with the fan-favorite monster truck, Raminator and meet the team behind the truck, the Hall Brothers Racing team. Rally for Raminator, sponsored by the Ram Truck brand, as it “drops the hammer” and competes in the racing and freestyle showdown starting at 7:30 on Saturday and 2:00pm on Sunday. Laredo Monster Jam will be one of the first opportunities for guests to check out Raminator’s brand new design for 2014. Fans are invited to get up close to Raminator and meet the Hall Brothers Racing team, grab a photo and autograph. Since 2002, two of the most iconic and most feared opponents in Monster Truck racing have been sponsored by the Ram Truck brand—Raminator and Rammunition — and new for 2014, Mopar Muscle joins the ranks. For more information on the Ram Monster Truck lineup, visit Raminator.com.
Family Zumbathon Day
Bonnie Garcia Elementary School
1453 Concord Hills Blvd.
The Bonnie Garcia Elementary PTC is sponsoring a Zumbathon during student P.E. class times. Parents will be allowed to join the fun with theirchildren. This event is designed to reinforce the importance of regular physical activity as a family.
For more information, please call Nelda Flores at 473-8984.