Tag Archive: gloria bates

Day of the Dead Celebration ~ Shrimp Cook-Off ~ Telling Our Stories & more…

Day of the Dead Celebration ~ Dia de los Muertos! Washington Park. 10/29 4 - 11 p.m.

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION ~ DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

The Museums of Port Isabel, in collaboration with the City of Port Isabel, the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation, the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation, the Laguna Madre Art League, present their Annual Day of the Dead festival – “Los Colores Del  Muerto” on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 4 to 11 p.m. in Washington Park (new location, 156 W. Madison St.) in Port Isabel.

The event includes hands-on activities including sugar skull decorating and altar making, vendors with a variety of food and wares, costume contests, dancing and music. No admission charge to the event.

The Port Isabel Lighthouse, Historical Museum and Treasures of the Gulf Museum (where the altars will be on display) will be open from 10am-4pm on Saturday, October 29th. Special event admission: $1 for each site.

Altar Display—

The Treasures of the Gulf Museum (308 E. Queen Isabella Blvd.) will be exhibiting altars made by the Laguna Madre area residents. A special admission fee of $1.00 applies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. Altars will remain on display through November 15.

Museums of Port Isabel, Telling Our Stories! October 27th. 7 p.m. Treasures of the Gulf Museum.October’s Telling Our Stories features an original Play by Gloria Bates~ “Capt. Isley Bell & Los Ratones”.
Captain Bell is the Customs Administrator of the Custom Duty House on St. James Island off Point Isabel in 1857.
This exciting drama includes the Texas Rangers, the local town beauty, Queen Isabella (suffering memory loss due to amnesia), a princess stowaway (from Spain that lands on Brazos Island) and a dashing Capt. Bell, the hero.
Lots of wheeling and dealing and tricks! Justice prevails in the end! Honesty pays! And the truth triumphs!
The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2016 on Thursday, October 27th, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 308 Queen Isabella Blvd. at 7pm.
No admission charge. Open to the public. Refreshments. Call 956/943-7602 for more information.

Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. 1st Sunday. 9a-4p. Beulah Lee Park.

Sunday, NOVEMBER 6 & 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market. Beulah Lee Park on Highway 100. Dozens of dealers & thousands of deals! March – October: 1st Sunday of the Month. 1st & 3rd* Sunday 9a-4p November – February. FREE ADMISSION! For more information: Gloria Bates 956/455-6798.

23rd Annual World's Championship Shrimp Cook-Off! Sunday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live music by "The Agency", vendors & more...

 

Port Isabel Celebrates Halloween & Day of the Dead! Costume Contest, Dance, Exhibits, Plays, Vendors, Food, Movie…

This weekend was jam packed with lots of activities to celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muerto!

 

Beginning on Friday, the Lighthouse Establishment Cinema closed out their 2010 season with a showing of \”Coraline\” under a blanket of stars and perfect weather!

Saturday afternoon, the grounds of the Port Isabel Museums hosted a variety of attractions! Vendors, live music by La Mision Ensamble, great food, hands-on activities like sugar skull decorating and altars in a cigar box, a special play presented by Gloria Bates, and lots of altar exhibits in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum Gallery. When the sun set, it was time for a Halloween costume contest and more live music for the first ever Halloween Street Dance with Risueno!
[album: http://portisabel-texas.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/dm-albums/dm-albums.php?currdir=/wp-content/uploads/dm-albums/20101030_dod-halloween/]

For more information, call the Port Isabel Museums at 956/943-7602 or email Museum Administrator, Jeannie Marie Aby at jrivera@copitx.com. The Museums of Port Isabel would like to thank the following people, organizations or groups for making this event possible: the Museum Staff, City of Port Isabel Public Works, Laguna Madre Art League, Laguna Madre Museum Foundation, Gloria Bates & Cast and Volunteers who came and decorated an altar in the Museum Gallery.