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Port Isabel Museums Day of the Dead Celebration 10/30 1-7p

The Museums of Port Isabel Celebrates their Annual Los Colores del Muerto!

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, their Annual Day of the Dead festival – “Los Colores Del Muerto” on Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Port Isabel Historical Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. in Port Isabel.

Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a Mexican custom of celebrating all souls and all saints day in a festive atmosphere. Because the Mexican culture find joy in remembering loved ones who have passed away, they spend a night and a day at the burial sight of the deceased family members, honoring the memories of their lives. Traditionally, the Day of the Dead was a three day and three night festival that mixed Spanish Catholicism with Mesoamerican Indian roots. The ancient custom has now been transformed to fit the Mexican-American households of today. The Mexican culture believes that deceased children return to visit Earth on the last day of October, and the faithful dead return on November 2nd. At this time every year, families gather at cemeteries to clean and adorn the graves of their deceased loved ones. The Museum celebrates the heritage and artistic expression of this custom with traditional and non-traditional altars and festivities.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Throughout the day there will be Day of the Dead Altars and Artwork on display in the Treasures of the Gulf Art Gallery.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Live Music with Laura Cerda

2:00 p.m.: Skull candy workshop with Jessica Villescaz & Omar Fonseca & Altar making in a cigar box workshop with the Laguna Madre Art League

3:00 p.m.: Special Day of the Dead Play by Gloria Bates

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Ken Trevino featuring Short Stories, Poetry & Music

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.: TBA

DAY OF THE DEAD T-SHIRTS: A limited number of Day of the Dead t-shirts will be available! Based on the poster design, the artwork features a stylized skull using motifs important to Port Isabel history, including the Port Isabel Lighthouse, a shrimp boat and Gulf shrimp. They will be available for sale at the Museums Gift Shop.

VENDOR INFO: If you are interested in vending opportunities at the Day of the Dead event, contact Jeannie Marie Aby at 956/943-7602 or email: jrivera@copitx.com.

NEW!!! -From 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. – A PORT ISABEL COMMUNITY STREET DANCE will be held on Railroad Ave. in front of the historic Champion Building! The public is invited to attend this free event. Live music, vendors and lots of family friendly fun!

Get Ready for the World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off! 11/7

cookoff-logo(800)Gates open at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, November 7th
for the 17th Annual World Championship Shrimp Cook-Off. Located in the the parking lot of the old Wal-Mart (site of Sutherland Express, LLC) on Highway 100, this culinary tradition is expected to be even bigger and better!

Dozens of professional and amateur will expertly prepare over one ton of fresh wild caught Gulf shrimp in a wide variety of ways from boiled to coconut to cocktails to fried and scampi. While munching on tasty shrimp you can shop for jewelry, collectibles, art and more from the vendors set up on the grounds. There will be a mini-carnival for the kids, balloon animals, face painting and games. See flyer here: picc-cookoff-fp-fc(20100906).

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The Agency will be performing all day under the big tent!

For more information about this event contact the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce at 956/943-2265. For sponsorship information, click here.

Sponsored by: City of Port Isabel ~ Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation ~ Sutherlands Express, LLC ~ Coleman Hall & Heinze Insurance ~ Port Isabel South Padre Press & Parade ~ Coastal Current Weekly ~ H. E. B. ~ AEP Texas ~ L & F Distributors / Budweiser ~ Texas Department of Agriculture

Museums’ Lighthouse Market Day 10/9~ Big Family Fun!


On Saturday, October 9, 2010, the City of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Museums will be hosting their annual Lighthouse Market Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Lighthouse grounds.

Vendors on the Lighthouse Square will be offering a variety of food, antiques, arts & crafts, art and more. For vendor information, click here.

Special admission prices to museums and lighthouse! The Port Isabel Historical Museum and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will have a special admission price of $1.00 for each site. The Lighthouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. also with a special admission price of $1.00. Come join in the fun, enjoy historic Port Isabel during Lighthouse Market Day.

Event Info: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/lighthouse-market-day-2nd-sat-oct/
Vendor Space Map: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/lighthouse-market-day-2nd-sat-oct/lhmd-vendor-map/
Poster: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/lighthouse-market-day-2nd-sat-oct/lhmd-poster/
Vendor Form: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/lighthouse-market-day-2nd-sat-oct/vendor-form/

For more information contact the Museums at (956) 943-7602 or email Jeannie Marie Aby at jrivera@copitx.com.

The Lighthouse Market Day is an extension of the Museums of Port Isabel mission to collect, preserve, and interpret the art, history, and culture of the Laguna Madre area through preservation, educational programs, tours, exhibits, and workshops. Held annually on the second Saturday of October, Lighthouse Market Day celebrates our historic roots, our community and the beauty of the Port Isabel Lighthouse.

Live music by MEZA! Originally started as a side project for the Woodsboro High School Band in 2008, MEZA is now a versatile trio playing a variety of music such as rock, oldies and even country music. David Meza Jr., a 17 year old and a junior at Woodsboro High School is the lead guitar and vocals. Edward Meza, 15, a freshman at Woodsboro High School plays bass and David Meza, Sr. (Dad) on drums. MEZA has played many venues in the Corpus Christi area, such as The House of Rock and Disc-Go-Round, and local clubs in Woodsboro. Additionally, MEZA has won second place in the Battle of The Bands in Corpus Christi in 2009. They also have played for local benefits such as Back to School Bash, Christmas on the Square and local Church Festivals.

Queen Isabella Market Day 4/10

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The Port Isabel Lighthouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission just $1.00 during Market Day. And plan to visit the Port Isabel Historical Museum and the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, just a short walk across Highway 100 where admission is also just $1.00 to each site.

If you are interested in a vendor booth, please call the Museums of Port Isabel, Jeannie Marie Aby at 956/943-7602 or email jrivera@copitx.com. For more information, click here: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/queen-isabella-market-day/.

Chamber to Host Winter Texan Shrimp Boil

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The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce will host a Winter Texan Shrimp Boil on Wednesday, Feb. 24th from 3-5 pm.

The event is designed to show our appreciation for our Winter Texans and will be limited to the first 200 tickets sold. Tickets are priced at $5 per person and are available at the Chamber office.

The event will be held in The Garden at the Lighthouse—the new patio area just opened next to Designer Consigner and operated by Glenda Stafford. “We really appreciate Glenda allowing us to have this event at her new facility,” said Chamber President Betty Wells. “It is a perfect venue for this type of activity.”

The shrimp boil will feature a Cajun shrimp boil meal, refreshments and live entertainment by Tom Wayne. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 943-2262.

Museums of Port Isabel Fundraiser l A fun-filled evening, an empty safe!

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Friday 13th Annual Museum Fundraiser featured lots of great entertainment, lots of great food and drink and yes, a live safe opening… an empty safe, as it turned out… but the evening was filled with fun!

The Museums of Port Isabel and staff would like to express their appreciation to Steve Hathcock and Monty Cantu of Always Open Safe & Lock and the event sponsors, restaurants and silent auction donors (see list below).

Pictured above: Los Fresnos High School Ballet Folklorico Dancers performed a variety of traditional regional dances. Video below: opening of the Yale 1920s safe. Photo below: Mariachi Sol Azteca also performed during the evening festivities.

Safe Opening, courtesy of Steve Hathcock & Monty Cantu of Always Open Safe & Lock.

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Museums Fundraiser Sponsors: South Padre Bank, N.A. ~ Museums of Port Isabel ~ Laguna Madre Museum Foundation ~ City of Port Isabel ~ Port Isabel Historical Preservation Board ~ Anonymous ~ First National Bank of South Padre Island ~ Coleman Hall & Heinze Insurance ~ L & F Distributors ~ Ben Liquor Warehouse ~ H. E. B. ~ Reyes Seafood.

Restaurants: Reyes Seafood Market, Manuel Restaurant, Marcello Restaurant, Pirates Landing, White Sands Restaurant, H. E. B., Maria Isabel Cruz.

Silent Auction Donors: Ben’s Liquor, T. Leeman Co., Sea & Sun Hair Fashion, Bettie Lane Bragg, Sea Life Center, Southwind Inn, Welcome Aboard, Lighthouse Lighting Center, Osprey Fishing Center, Sea Life Safari, Black Dragon Cruises, Designer Consigner, Vida’s Barber Shop & Beauty Salon, Dazzles, Seagull Imports, Coastal Winds, Anna’s Hair Fashion, Gulf Seafood Market & Joe’s Oyster Bar, Sandi’s Cafe & Coffee Shop, Cactus Flower Gifts & Interiors, Isla Grand Beach Resort, Silver Breeze, Rusty Pelican Antiques, Carola Art, Island Equestrian Center, Fast & Fair Car Care, Voncille Zama, Bridgeview Flowers & Gifts, ESM Fine Interiors, Bayside Furniture, Salon Samuels, Island Cinema North, Captain Murphy’s Charter Services, Isla Granite & Marble Company, Wal-Mart, Andrea Hollman Jewelry, Rio Bravo Gallery, Museums of Port Isabel, Coastal Mail, Purple Parrot Gallery, Jesse Olvera, Art Sea Gallery & Goods, Mary Ann Brown, Lost Galleon Restaurant, Schlitterbahn and Laguna Madre Museum Foundation.

Thanks for your help in preserving the history of the Laguna Madre area!
Museums of Port Isabel ~ 317 E. Railroad Ave. ~ Port Isabel, Texas 78578
Phone: 956/943-7602 ~ Fax: 943/943-4346 ~ www.portisabelmuseums.com ~ jrivera@copitx.com