February 8, 2014
Shark! Even the word “shark” gets our blood up! Sharkabet presents an alphabet of living and extinct sharks in a series of colorful, whimsical, yet scientifically accurate drawings by Ray Troll. The Miami Science Museum produced Sharkabet, which will be on display at Museum of the Gulf Coast from Feb. 8-March 16.
March 11, 2014
Carnival, parade, etc., Boston Avenue, Nederland, celebrates city’s Dutch heritage. Visit the Windmill Museum and La Maison Acadienne at Tex Ritter Park. www.nederlandhf.org
March 29, 2014
Port Arthur Rotary Club will host Taste of Gumbo & Craft Show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center. Area restaurants and service groups bring their best gumbo and other foods for unlimited tastings, while there’s any left in the pots. Tickets are $10 and craft show entry is included in the price.
April 5, 2014
Dramatic pageantry of an American tradition sets up at Museum of the Gulf Coast from April 6-May 25 with “Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890-1965.”
May 24, 2014
Pleasure Island is the setting for youth and adult fishing activities. Call Jay Weeks are Stan Armstrong at 409-963-0433.
June 7, 2014
Buu Mon Buddhist Temple & Lotus Gardens will host its Garden Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 8. Activities include Buddha’s Birthday Celebration. There is no admission charge for guests to take in colorful blooms. Look for lotus, bamboo and tropical varieties. Bring a camera. The event includes arts and craft vendors, food and tea ceremonies. The temple are gardens are at 2701 Procter Street, a block away from a drive along Port Arthur’s sea wall. For information, call (409) 982-9319, (409) 673-6625.
The Soul of Vietnam: A Portrait of the North explores one of the world’s largest populations’ profound transformation into a global power. Temporary exhibit, Museum of the Gulf Coast.
June 14, 2014
Teams get clues and hit 12 stops in Southeast Texas. The winning team gets $1,000. Register for the one-day Amazing Race/ Survivor Challenge style event, where the streets become your playing field, through March 15 at www.texasgpc.com. Be at Buffalo Wild Wings, 3939 Dowlen Road in Beaumont, by 9 a.m. Saturday, June 14. Jenny Langley, (409) 988-2546
June 19, 2014
Port Arthur typically hosts a parade and other activities in downtown Port Arthur.
For information, call Carolyn Thibodeaux at (409) 543-0436.
July 4, 2014
Port Arthur Independence Day Celebration on July 4: Lamar State College-Port Arthur typically welcomes the community to the Carl A. Parker for patriotic music and entertainment, before fireworks over the water. Events will begin at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 9 a.m. Free admission. www.lamarpa.edu