Posts tagged “movies

Enjoy “Minions” Friday under the stars

By Sarah Hollis, Special Events Intern

After emerging as scene-stealers in the Despicable Me movies, the Minions are back in their own feature film facing evil villains and the Queen of England.

Join us at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater on Friday for a free showing of “Minions” on the 32-foot tall, high-definition inflatable screen. The gates open at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at 8.

Bring your blankets, chairs and coolers under 48 quarts. Pets are welcome, too!

Here’s a preview:


Classic movie “The Sandlot” featured Friday on Wolf Pen Creek’s big screen

SandlotBy Samantha Klein, Event Activities Assistant

“Man, this is baseball. You gotta stop thinking! Just have fun.”
– Benny Rodriguez, “The Sandlot”

Join us Friday night for a free outdoor showing of the classic coming-of-age movie “The Sandlot” on a 32-foot high definition screen at Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater. Our theme is “A Night at the Ballpark,” so wear your jersey to support your favorite team.

The family-friendly evening starts at 7 p.m. with free hotdogs provided to the first 50 people through the gate. Members of the Brazos Valley Bombers and their lovable mascot KABOOM will be on hand from 7-9 p.m., and a bounce house will be available for the youngsters.


CS Parks and Recreation offers spring break alternatives

FishingThe official definition of spring break  — also known as March break, spring vacation, mid-term break, study week, reading week, or a reading period — is an early spring recess at universities and schools. Common spring break destinations include Lake Havasu, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach and South Padre Island.

Unfortunately, that type of spring break entertainment is beyond the budget of many kids. Besides, if your family is anything like mine at this time of year, you’re still recovering from Christmas and focusing on what you’ll do this summer. That’s why I’m excited to share a couple of family-friendly spring break ideas being offered by your Parks and Recreation Department.