The 79th annual Galveston County Fair and Rodeo kicks off today and will run through April 29 at Jack Brooks Park, FM 2004 and state Highway 6, in Hitchcock.
The event, which features rodeo action, carnival rides, livestock judging contest, and seafood and barbecue cook-off competitions, also will include nightly musical performances by a plethora of country and western acts.
The entertainment lineup includes headliners Roger Creager, Joe Diffie, the Hometown Boys, Bag of Donuts, Cory Morrow and Rick Trevino. Jason James and Creager kick off the concerts tonight at 8 p.m.
For a complete lineup, information and tickets, visit http://galvestoncountyfair.com.
Moody Gardens’ Earth Day celebration
Gather the family and friends and head on out to celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Visitor’s Center at Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., in Galveston.
Attendees will get to learn more about planet Earth and how we all can do better at protecting it. “One Earth, One Choice” is the theme this year.
If yoga is your thing, free yoga classes will be available at 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Don’t like yoga? Well, there also will be tours of the Butterfly Garden, arts and crafts, and a free milkweed plant giveaway throughout the day while plants last, as well as a plethora of other free events.
Moody Gardens also will offer an Earth Day special value pass for $39.95 on Saturday only. This day pass gives adults, children and senior citizens access to the Rainforest Pyramid and other attractions. For a complete event schedule, visit moodygardens.com/earthday.
Students of the Fine Arts Academy of the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse will debut its production of “Frog and Toad” at 3 p.m. Saturday and April 29 at 3803 state Highway 3, in Dickinson.
The 12-member cast, directed by Whitney Wyatt Nolder, will feature the following student actors: Jadean, Jolynn and Julie Hall, Alissa Alvarado, Holly Frye, Ava Jackson, Camille Jones, Alex Jones, J. D Jones, Johanna Nolder, Myesha Owens and Ryleigh Shubert.
Tickets are only $3 per child and $5 for adults. There also is a $10 family discount package available.
For tickets and information, visit www.harbourtheater.com or call 281-337-7469.
Isle ArtWalk set for Saturday
For those of you who love art and walking, I have the perfect event for you — especially if you’ve never had a chance to attend this event.
The Galveston Arts Center has been presenting ArtWalk for the past 25 years at various venues and galleries across the island. The event occurs every six weeks throughout the year and the next one is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Some of the artists to look out for include Richard Williams, a nationally-known local artist, whose work will be on display at Mod Coffeehouse, 2126 Postoffice St., in Galveston. A portion of his sales also will benefit the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County. And if you can’t make it, just visit www.rccgc.org/art-for-a-cause. Williams’ work also will be on display at From the HeART Gallery, 511 2nd St., in Galveston. For information, call 409-300-3009.
For a complete list of participating artists and venues, visit www.galvestonartscenter.org.
COM theater majors bring back ‘glory days’
College of the Mainland theater majors will hark back to the glory days of radio theater with a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.
The show will feature items from “Flash Gordon,” “The Shadow,” “Sgt. Preston of the Yukon” and “Frontier Gentleman” episodes.
Students will step up to microphones and relive classic episodes complete with sound effects. The show is open to the public and a “pay what you can” event.
The show also will be broadcast live at MyBayArea Radio.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 409-933-8544.