Movies at the Lighthouse NEXT Movie 7/9 Monsters Vs. Aliens!

Come join us at the Port Isabel Lighthouse for a great summer tradition! The Lighthouse Establishment Cinema will present the second movie of the 6th season… MONSTERS VS ALIENS (rescheduled due to Hurricane Alex). Bring your lawn chairs, blankets or pillows and your family and make yourself at home for this family friendly FREE event! Concessions available. Leashed pets allowed, but you must clean up after them. Parking around the lighthouse and on Railroad Ave. across the street from the Port Isabel Historical Museum. Starts at 9:30 p.m. after South Padre Island’s Fireworks over the Laguna Madre.

JULY 9>>> (rescheduled from July 2nd due to Hurricane Alex) MONSTERS VS. ALIENS: When a meteorite from outer space hits a young woman and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years. Rated: PG. Running Time: 94 minutes (2009)
JULY 16>>> TRANSFORMERS II: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN Sam Witwicky leaves the Autobots behind for a normal life. But when his mind is filled with cryptic symbols, the Decepticons target him and he is dragged back into the Transformers’ war. Rated: PG-13. Running Time: 150 minutes (2009)
JULY 30>>> BLINDSIDE The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. Rated: PG-13. 129 minutes (2009)
AUGUST 13>>> TWILIGHT- NEW MOON: After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family… Rated: PG-13. 130 minutes (2009)
AUGUST 27>>> OLD DOGS Two friends and business partners find their lives turned upside down when strange circumstances lead to them being placed in the care of 7-year-old twins. Rated: PG. 88 minutes (2009)
OCTOBER 29>>> CORALINE: An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets. Rated: PG. Running Time: 100 minutes (2009)

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

Museums Telling Our Stories – OLD INDIO 6/24 @ 6pm

“Old Indio Last of the Karankawa”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are proud to present its “Telling Our Stories” Series of 2010 on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 6:00 pm in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, 317 E. Railroad Ave.

Steve Hathcock, local historian and locksmith, will present “Old Indio Last of the Karankawa”, the history of the last remaining Karankawa Indians of Padre Island. Mr. Hathcock, a founding member of the Historical Foundation, Chairman of the South Padre Island Historical Preservation Board, 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, has completed and published four books. Mr. Hathcock latest book release titled “Old Indio Last of the Karankawa” documents the Native Americans of Padre Island and contains several short stories. After the presentation, Mr. Hathcock be available to sign his his books or to meet and greet attendees.

The Museums of Port Isabel welcomes all visitors and locals 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 at (956) 943-7602 or visit www.portisabelmuseums.com.

Movie at the Lighthouse this Friday! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs! FREE

Bring your family, your lawn chair or blanket and join us for CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS! Movie starts at 9:30p.m. after South Padre Island’s Fireworks over the Laguna Madre! No admission charge. Concessions available. No alcohol allowed.

JUNE 18>>>
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS:
The most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved childrens book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. Rated: PG. Running Time: 90 minutes (2009)
NEXT MOVIE is…
JULY 2>>>
MONSTERS VS. ALIENS:
When a meteorite from outer space hits a young woman and turns her into a giant monster, she is taken to a secret government compound where she meets a ragtag group of monsters also rounded up over the years.
Rated: PG. Running Time: 94 minutes (2009)

For more information call 956/466-7729 or email info@portisabel-texas.com.

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

New Exhibit & Reception- Mexico through the Eyes of Its Children 6/2

Museums of Port Isabel Announces New Exhibit “MEXICO THROUGH THE EYES OF ITS CHILDREN”

Reception: Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. Treasures of the Gulf Museum
Exhibit will be on display from June 2 – August 15, 2010

The Museums of Port Isabel proudly present (MEXICO VISTO POR SUS NIÑO’S) “Mexico Through the Eyes of its Children”. Mayor Joe E. Vega and City Manager Edward Meza will welcome the new Consulate members to the City of Port Isabel and officially inaugurate the opening of the photo exhibit during a reception on Wednesday June 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum. This wonderful exhibit will be on display from June 2, ~ August 15, 2010. The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports the cause by allowing this exhibit to travel to different US cities through the Consulate de México and their partners.

The images were taken from a very peculiar source with a very peculiar point of view. The participants are children between the ages of 8 and 17, from Michoacan, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Puebla, and Mexico. They used digital cameras to photograph their families, friends and even the local festivities.

The children attended the Fund for the Children of Mexico’s Community Centers. This organization has promoted over 33 years of development in children and teenagers of poverty conditions. The Fund supports more than 45,000 kids in 206 rural communities in Mexico.

For a week the children had the opportunity to become photographers and document their own reality. They attended workshops and were encouraged to take care of their digital cameras. The children learned how to take pictures, and along the way, they discovered who they truly are. This exhibition is the result of those emotions and discoveries of a world never seen. We encourage all visitors and locals to tour the museums and view this temporary exhibit.

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

You can also take a look at the video “Mexico Visto Por Sus Niños” at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Y_PeBWaus