March 13

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

The Knights of Columbus will host a Lenten fish fry, auction, and raffle Sunday, March 13 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Parish Hall in Blessing. Food will be served from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at $10 a plate. The auction and raffle will be throughout the day. Raffle tickets are available from any Knights of Columbus member. Proceeds will benefit Knights of Columbus scholarships and charities.

Church Anniversary and Homecoming

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Ruben Newell, Pastor will have their 55th Church Anniversary and Homecoming at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13. The guest speaker will be Rev. A. H. Floyd, Pastor of New Fellowship Tabernacle Church. Come and be blessed. For more information, contact the church at 979-245-7877.

March 14

For The Love of Animals

For The Love of Animals (FTLOA) meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Bay City Service Center. New members are welcome.

Book Review Club

The Bay City Book Review Club will host author Jacquelyn Thompson at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 14 in Robbins Hall at First Presbyterian Church in Bay City. Thompson will present her book, “Sabine Crossing.” Guests are welcome. For more information, call Melodie Kacal at 979-479-0783.

Houston Opera On the Go

The Houston Opera on the Go will present “The Puffed Up Primadonna” from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 14 at the Bay City Service Center. Seating is limited so pick up your free ticket at the Bay City Public Library.

March 15

Matagorda Republican Party

The Matagorda Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. in the Service Center located at 2105 Avenue M in Bay City. The meeting is held in the North meeting room, which is to your left as you enter the front door. Join us as we put more Republicans in Matagorda County elected offices.

Family Movies

The Bay City Public Library will host family movies in the Cecil Roberts Community Room at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15 through Friday, March 18. Everyone will get one free concession item with others available for purchase.

March 16

Lenten Services

Lenten Services will be held at the United Methodist Church at noon Wednesday, March 16. Lunch will be served after the service.

March 19

Bake Sale

A bake sale fundraiser will be held for cancer patient Sharon Faris at Bay City Market Days on the Square on March 19.

Girl Power Conference

There will be a Girl Power Conference, for girls ages 6-17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 19 at the Bay City Service Center. A $5 registration and entry fee will be required. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with lunch provided. Guest speaker will be Raqisha Smith. The event will include a photo booth, praise dancing, power sessions, puppet shows, a real shopping experience and money management.

6th Annual Great Steak Cook-off

The Boys & Girls Club of Bay City and Matagorda County will hold its 6th annual Great Steak Cook-off fundraiser Saturday, March 19 at the Bay City Civic Center. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets or information call Bebee Manrique at 979-244-8865 or Janet Peden at 979-245-4001. The club is holding a raffle for a 2016 Dodge Ram 4WD truck and the winning ticket will be drawn at the cook-off. Raffle tickets are $100 each with only 500 tickets to be sold. Raffle tickets are available at the Boys & Girls Club or from any board member.

BBQ Benefit

A BBQ benefit will be held for Juan “Johnny” Cortez Jr. for funeral expenses. The benefit will be held at The Station in Bay City from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Each BBQ plate will be $10. Donations are welcomed.

Family “Drive-In” Movie

The Bay City Public Library will host a family “drive-in” movie and boxcar decorating contest at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19. Children may enter the contest by turning a cardboard box into their very own boxcar.

March 23

Lenten Services

Lenten Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at noon Wednesday, March 23. Lunch will be served after the service.

March 25

BCPD Blood Drive

A Blood Drive is scheduled for March 25 from 1 - 4:30 p.m. in the Bay City Police Department parking lot.

Egg Hunt in the Park

The Egg Hunt in Le Tulle Park will be from noon – 3 p.m. Friday, March 25. All are invited to enjoy an afternoon of egg hunting, photo opportunities, prizes and the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny. Children up to 10 years old will be able to take part in the event. This year’s egg scramble schedule will be: ongoing throughout the event for special needs children and for 3 year olds and younger, 12:30 p.m. for 4 year olds, 1 p.m. for 5 years olds, 1:30 p.m. for 6 year olds, 2 p.m. for 7 - 8 year olds, 2:30 p.m. for 9 & 10 year olds. All egg hunts and event activities will be free and open to the public and refreshments will be sold.

March 31-April 1

2016 Spring Judged Art Show

The Art League for Bay City & Matagorda Co. will have its 2016 Spring Judged Art Show with registrations March 31-April 1 from 1- 6:30 p.m. at the Matagorda County Museum, 2100 Ave F. Bay City. All mediums of artwork are accepted. Registration fees: free for students K-12, $5 for ALBC Members, and $7 for non-members. The opening reception will be Wednesday, April 6 from 4 - 6 p.m. For more information, contact Marguerite Bundick, artleaguebc@gmail.com or 979-241-8517 or Sharon Leonard at 512-626-1604.

April 1

Palacios Trailriders Annual Dance and Ride

The Palacios Trailrider’s Annual Dance & Ride will kick-off with the dance and auction Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m. at the Outrigger Event Center. The ride will be Saturday, April 2 at 8 a.m. at the Matagorda Co. Pct. 3 and Sunday, April 3 at 8 a.m. at the Matagorda Co. Pct. 4. Bring your own snacks and drinks! Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. Coggins required, no studs.

For more information, call 361-972-2385 or 361-920-3573.

Rabies Clinic

Dr. Ralph Cole will have a Rabies Clinic from 3-6 p.m. Friday, April 1 at the Van Vleck Community Center. All Rabies vaccinations will be $5 each, other vaccines available at additional cost. Cash only. Vaccinations will be administered to pets while in vehicle. Payment accepted inside Community Center.

April 8-9

Andrew Vasek Memorial Scholarship Cook-Off

The 2nd annual Andrew Vasek Memorial Scholarship BBQ Cook-off will be April 8-9 at the Matagorda Fireman’s Hall. Friday night will be fajitas and margaritas at 7 p.m. and Saturday morning will be Bloody Marys at 11 a.m. The fee will be $25 per entry per category per team with limit of 3 entries. A silent auction, raffle, and washer tournament will also take place. Come have a good time, eat some good food, and enjoy the music of The Red Bulls. For entry forms visit their Facebook page at andrewvasekmemorialcookoff or call 979-479-0007, 979-429-7469, or 979-479-1271.

April 9

7th Annual Paddlers’ Rally on the River

The Matagorda County Birding Nature Center’s 7th Annual Paddlers’ Rally on the River will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 9 at Bay City’s Riverside Park. The sign up will be free with kayaks available. For more information, contact 361-389-8316 or email bonniexcl@gmail.com or dayounger@att.net.

Blessing American Legion Cook-Off

The Blessing American Legion Auxiliary will hold its annual BBQ Cook-Off and Fundraiser on April 9 at the American Legion Park. The cook-off will be brisket, chili, ribs and beans. Entry fee is $25 for the first entry and $10 for each additional entry. Registration will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place winners in each category. A first place Showmanship trophy will also be awarded. The event will also feature a raffle, “happy wagon” raffle, 50/50 raffle and auction. For more information, contact Nettie Cornett at 361-649-8536 or Eileen Ackerman at 979-240-1728.

Debutante Ball

The Bay City Ebony Club will host their 6th annual Debutante Ball at 8 p.m. April 9 at the Bay City Civic Center. They will present young ladies that will be following in the footsteps of their mothers that were participants in the first Debutante Ball in 1986, the first Little Miss Image and the first Mr. Gulf Coast Pageant. The theme will be April in Paris. For more information, call 323-4004, 240-9611, or 241-5240.

May 14

Bark in the Park

For the Love of Animals will hold their annual Bark in the Park Saturday, May 14 in LeTulle Park. Dr. Davant’s rabies clinic sponsored by the Bay City Feed Store will run from 8 - 11 a.m. The first dog is free; there will be a small charge for each additional dog. Toenail clipping will be offered for $10 and microchipping for $20. There will be pet pictures, a doggie talent show, cakewalk, Frisbee/ball toss, bone guess, paw prints and more. Contests will include Best Dog Kisses, Owner and Pet Look Alike and Longest Tail. There is a $10 donation per owner/dog team. If you are interested in having a vendor booth at the event, contact Cheryl Stahle at 979-241-2802.

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