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Senior Splash~ Saturday 8/28 9a-2p

The City of Port Isabel, Mayor Joe E. Vega, the City Commission and the LRGVDC/Area Agency on Aging presents SENIOR SPLASH
Saturday, August 28 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Port Isabel Community Center on  213 Yturria Street.

FREE~FREE~FREE~FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS:
• Blood Pressure
• Vision
• Diabetic Foot Screenings
• Glucose Screenings
• Osteoporosis Screenings
• Health Care Information
• Extra Help w/Prescription Costs

INFORMATION ON:
• Area Agency on Aging
• Health & Human Services
• Dept. of Aging & Disability
• Nutrition & Healthy Living
• Community Resources
• Kidney Disease & Diabetes

The Area Agency on Aging is a program of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council. Funded by the Texas Department of Aging & Disability Services. Serving Cameron, Hidalgo & Willacy County.

Museums ‘Telling Our Stories’ 5/27 6pm TURTLES!

THE TURTLE LADY LEGACY (5/27 @ 6 p.m.)

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Thursday, May 27, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. at 6:00 p.m. Mary Ann Tous, niece of famed Ila Fox Loetcher aka “The Turtle Lady”, who began her work on sea turtle conservation in 1965 and was a pioneer in her field by playing a vital role in protecting the Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles, will give a presentation on the history of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles and the efforts that go towards their protection. Ila was a major inspiration to her niece, Mary, and in 2005, Mary Ann Tous founded a non profit organization called “The Turtle Lady Legacy”. Their goals are to educate and continue the safety and conservation of majestic sea turtles by following in Ila Fox Loetscher’s footsteps. Recent events causing a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are threatening these marine animals and their nesting habitats.

All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend this free presentation. Drinks and Refreshments will be served.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation’s goals are to educate and preserve our local history. With the help from supporters and the public, we can continue to preserve our past for future generations.

For more information contact Gabriel Godines at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com

Museums’ Telling Our Stories Friday 6 p.m.

“The History of the Freemasons” presented by Warren Winger, Masonic Lodge Number 33, Friday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Friday, April 30, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. at 6:00 p.m.

Warren Winger, of the Masonic Lodge Number 33 will present “The History of the Freemasons”. Mr. Winger has been a Mason for forty-one years and is credited as being one of the founding members for reviving Point Isabel Lodge 33 in December 2007. Lodge 33 was originally petitioned and granted in 1847, but never established until 2007. His presentation will grant the public insight into the Freemasons and their influential impact on Texas history.

more… http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/2010/04/museums-port-isabel-telling-stories-430-friday/

Museums of Ports Isabel hosts Telling Our Stories 4/30

“The History of the Freemasons” presented by Warren Winger, Masonic Lodge Number 33, Friday, April 30th.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Friday, April 30, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. at 6:00 p.m. Warren Winger, of the Masonic Lodge Number 33 will present “The History of the Freemasons”. Mr. Winger has been a Mason for forty-one years and is credited as being one of the founding members for reviving Point Isabel Lodge 33 in December 2007. Lodge 33 was originally petitioned and granted in 1847, but never established until 2007. His presentation will grant the public insight into the Freemasons and their influential impact on Texas history.

An exhibition on the Freemasons will be on display in the Historic Champion Building till the end of the year.

Both Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historical Museum will be open for guests to tour during the evening. Drinks and Refreshments will be served. All locals and visitors are welcomed to attend. No admission fee. Open to the public.

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation’s goals are to educate and preserve our local history. With the help from supporters and the public, we can continue to preserve our past for future generations.

For more information contact Gabriel Godines at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com

Lighthouse Establishment Cinema 2010 Survey

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The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema will begin Season 6 on June 18, 2010! Six showings are scheduled for the summer and one during Halloween and Day of the Dead weekend on October 29th. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and friends and family for a memorable evening on the grounds of the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse.

The 2010 Summer Schedule includes the following dates: June 18th, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13 and August 27. All movies start on Friday at 9:30 p.m. just after the South Padre Island Fireworks display over the Laguna Madre Bay.

Please participate in our MOVIE SURVEY now through June 1st.


For more information,
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THANKS to the Museums of Port Isabel, the City of Port Isabel, the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation and our generous sponsors! If you would like to participate in a sponsorship, call the Museums of Port Isabel, Jeannie Marie Aby at 956/943-7602 or email jrivera@copitx.com. (Sponsorship info> sponsor-pamphlet.)

Survey Link: http://portisabelmuseums.com/mopi/programs/lighthouse-movies/2010-lhec-movie-survey/

Sponsored by: SOUTH PADRE BANK, N.A. (understudy), Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation.

Port Isabel Museums Hosts Telling Our Stories 3/25

“The Spanish Fleet of 1554 & The Antiquities Lock”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Thursday, March 25, at the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave. at 6:00 p.m.

Steve Hathcock, a historian and lock smith, will present, “The Spanish Fleet of 1554 & The Antiquities Lock”.  Mr. Hathcock was a founding member of the Historical Foundation and is the Chairman with the South Padre Island Historical Preservation Board, and also serves as a board member with the Cameron County Historical Commission. He has written about South Texas history for the past 25 years, and along with his work, he has published three books and is working on a fourth.

The Museums of Port Isabel welcome all locals, visitors and Winter Texans to join us! Drinks and refreshments will be served. Open to the public. No admission fee.

March “Telling Our Stories” will be sponsored by:
Coastal Mail
– ‘Where you can handle all of your office and shipping needs!’
The Alex Avalos Printing Company– ‘Friendly and reliable service since 2002\’
Southwind Inn– ‘Clean, comfortable, and affordable rooms that are so close to the fun!’

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation’s goals are to educate and preserve our local history. With the help from supporters and the public, we can continue to preserve our past for future generations.

For more information call (956) 943-7602, email Gabriel Godines at ggodines@copitx.com or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com