The Town Crier
Baytown’s Goose Creek Park has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at the Baytown Macy’s (located in San Jacinto Mall) can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Goose Creek Park. To further spread the love, Macy’s will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.
Baytown Nature Center’s newest program, “Full Moon Hike” on Saturday, March 15, once again entices visitors to explore the grounds by the light of the moon. Participants should meet at 6 pm at the Crystal Bay Butterfly Garden on the nature center grounds at 6213 Bayway Drive.
Looking for a hobby that takes you out of doors, is fun for the entire family and can be done with very little expense or expertise? The Baytown Nature Center, 6213 Bayway Drive, continues its monthly Nurture Nature Series with a special presentation on "geocaching," Saturday, March 1 at 10 am.
The City of Baytown’s Health Department Animal Services Division has received a $25,500 grant from the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) for an Emergency Evacuation/Rescue Trailer.
Throughout the ages, a full moon has been the inspiration for strange myths, superstitions, photographs, and even love songs. Nothing draws people out at night like the giant silver orb in the sky. Due to the highly successful night hike recently offered at the Baytown Nature Center (BNC), a new night-time program has been unveiled.
Spring break will be here soon, leaving parents to wonder how to entertain their students in grades four through six. The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, has the answer in the form of an exciting spring break adventure. The Center’s “Spring into Nature” camp offers a week full of discoveries, field trips, fun and learning.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and most people already have their valentines picked out, but what about the birds? Pre-school girls and boys who would like to include something special for their feathered friends are invited to join Gator Tales, at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street has the solution – “Bird Valentines.” The pre-school program is held weekly at 10 am. This Wednesday, February 12, Gator Tales features a story about birds, and each child will make a special bird valentine that is sure to be appreciated on these cold, winter days.
It’s happened to us all; a knock at the door offering a “too good to pass up” deal on a new roof or home security system. But how do you know if it’s a legitimate business or someone trying to scam you out of your hard-earned money? No one likes to feel that they’ve wasted or, even worse, been conned out of their money. Unfortunately, there are plenty of situations in which you can act in good faith and suddenly find you’ve ended up worse off from a transaction. The word ‘scam’ can be used to describe anything from criminal fraud to sharp, but legal, selling practices designed to cheat someone.
Attention Dads & Daughters! Want to spend a special evening with your princess? Bring “daddy’s little girl” (of any age) to the 13th Annual Daddy & Me Valentine’s Dance. The dance will take place Friday, February 7, from 7 pm - 10 pm, at the Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market Street.