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16 things to do in Bee County this weekend
by Scott Reese Willey
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16 things to do in Bee County this weekend
Bowling. Always fun and always a good way to pass an hour or two with the wife and kids.
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Nothing much to do this weekend? Think again. There’s plenty of things to do this weekend in Bee County, and you won’t have to spend much!

In fact, there’s at least 15 things you can do this weekend for or less.

The Bee-Picayune staff has compiled a list of fun things to do this weekend (Most of the things are listed somewhere in today’s edition!).

1. Try your hand at Frisbee golf. All you need is a Frisbee or any flying disk (but Wal-Mart Supercenter carries the proper Frisbee golf disks). Location: Veterans Memorial Park. Similar to golf, only players toss flying discs into a net of chains instead of knocking golf balls into a cup. Cost: free.

2. Buy a plant and help make Bee County beautiful. The Beeville Garden Club is holding its annual botanical sale on Saturday. A wide variety of plants will be on sale. Door prizes of cloth shopping bags and compost bins will be given away. It is a great opportunity to pick up a plant for your patio, lawn or office. Proceeds will go to the club’s efforts to beautify Bee County, including the upkeep of the rose garden at the Bee County Courthouse.

3. Take your children to Mrs. Spider’s Tea Party at the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library on Saturday. Tea and cake will be served and Mrs. Spider will read a book. Starts at 2 p.m. While you’re there, check out a book or video, peruse the magazine rack or head upstairs and surf the Internet for home repair tips, celebrity gossip or prepare a job resumé.

4. Buy a baked good for a good cause. The Gone Country 4-H Club will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Pawnee Volunteer Fire Department.

5. Visit the Beeville Art Museum and learn something about sculpture. The museum is presently playing host to an exhibition featuring works by 30 Texas sculptors, including Jesus Morales, Lee Littlefield, Sharon Engelstein, Paul Kittleson, Joe Havel, and The Art Guys. Larger sculptures will be on view outside, on the museum grounds, with smaller works on view inside the museum building. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Cost: free.

6. Catch a Little League game at Veterans Memorial Park. All the drama and action of the majors without the cost. A concession stand offers cold drinks and snacks. Games are all day Saturday. Cost: admission is free.

7. Take the little ones to the park. Sure, they spend much of the day outside of the home anyway, but parks have other kids, playscapes and swings. Klipstein Park, Poesta Creek Park, Kohler Park and Veterans Memorial Park have playscapes. Kohler and Poesta Creek parks each have walking trails.

8. Decorate your home or office with photos of plants or animals you took yourself. Bee County is home to abundant wildlife and flowering plants that make awe-inspiring photos. Shoot’em up close and take the digital image or film negative to H-E-B and have it blown up. Get it matted and framed and hang your original artwork on the wall of your home or office.

9. Play a round of golf at the John C. Beasly Municipal Golf Course at Veterans Memorial Park. Nine holes of golf only costs $10 bucks. You can pay a little more to rent a cart, but two hours of walking, stretching and sweating would probably be good for you. Great fun for the entire family.

10. Take in a movie. No big news in that, but enjoying a two-hour movie in air conditioned comfort after playing nine holes of golf is always worthwhile. Location: 806 E. Houston St., Beeville. Cost: all shows $3 before 6 p.m.; after 6 p.m. adults $5, senior citizens $4 and child $3.

11. Plan a romantic picnic. Grab a sheet out of the linen drawer, fill a basket with ice cold grapes, sharp cheddar cheese, crackers and a sandwich or two. Don’t forget drinks! Then head to a park and find a spot beneath a shady tree. Kinda corny, certainly, but really a good opportunity to discuss books, poetry, the movie you just saw or your future together. Besides, Fido will love you for it!

12. Steeeee-rike! Yep, we’re talking bowling. And why not. It’s good exercise, doesn’t cost much and is fun for the whole family. Location: Bee Family Fun Center, 3900 N. St. Mary’s St. Cost: $3.25 per game per person and $1.85 for shoe rental all day. Doors open at noon Saturday.

13. Bike through downtown Beeville. Early morning or late afternoons are perfect times to explore the community. Stop at Elder’s Country Store & Market for a bottle of old-fashioned root beer or Dairy Queen for a sundae. If you’ve got the stamina, take a bicycle ride in the country. Head east on Charco Road from U.S. 181 for plenty of open roads and scenery. Don’t forget to take fluids and sunscreen.

14. Go antique shopping. People come from as far as San Antonio to shop for antiques in Beeville. “People tell us they can buy antiques here far cheaper than they can buy them in other towns,” said one shop owner. Don’t let the name scare you: some antiques can be bought for under 10 bucks. Location: Delphines Antiques, 114 W. Hefferman St., Beeville; Copper Rooster, 1211 N. Washington St., Beeville; and Historic Park Hotel Antiques, Watch Shop & Boutique in Tuleta.

15. Bird watching/wildlife photography. Plenty of wildlife abound in Bee County. Road runners can be found within the city of Beeville. Bright red cardinals flit from tree to tree along most of the county roads. Take a camera, get a photo to share with your friends and family.

16. Go fly a kite! Er, you know what we mean.

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dreamweaver
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April 27, 2009
Great article and they say there's never anything to do around here. I'm in a bowling league not one of us is under 65. I did manage to get my hands on some of the goodies at the bake sale for the Pawnee Vol. Fire Dept. they really need the support. You should consider including this type of round-up of all the Bee County events every week, listing them this way is much more reader friendly. Especially for these old eyes.