Sterling Municipal Library is taking its show on the road by hosting its first-ever Pop-Up Library on Tuesday, September 16 at the Comfort Suites (7209 Garth Road). Story times, crafts, and digital media orientations will be held between 10 am-2 pm. Library staff will be on hand to issue library cards and to share the innovative programs and services available at the Library with visitors.
If you’ve ever wondered what the world looks like from inside of a police car, wanted to know more about real-life CSI (crime scene investigation), or get a better understanding of what guides the use of force, Baytown’s Citizens’ Police Academy is the place for you. The 10-week course will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9pm, beginning September 17.
The Baytown City Council recently approved the creation of the City’s first Revitalization Incentive Zone (RIZ), offering permit and impact fee waivers and tax refunds for qualifying construction projects within the zone.
In commemoration of the events of September 11, 2001, a special City of Baytown Fire Department Honor Guard will place a wreath at the Firefighter Memorial (Bicentennial Park, 1001 Market St.) at 8:45 am on Thursday, September 11.
City offices, including those at City Hall, Municipal Court and Utility Billing, will be closed Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day. All offices will re-open for business at their regular time on Tuesday, September 2.
Baytown’s two award-winning environmental education facilities are currently seeking volunteers who share a passion for the environment, enjoy working with children, and strive to make a difference in their community. The Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education Center, 1724 Market Street, and the Baytown Nature Center, 6213 Bayway Drive - will hold joint orientation/basic training on Wednesday, September 3 at the Wetlands Center.
For those interested in kayaking, the Baytown Nature Center is hosting the perfect day (and night) on the water! Two of the center’s most popular programs – the Nurture Nature Series and the Full Moon Hike - combine on September 6 to provide both training and a stunning nighttime kayaking experience, perfect for the beginner, or the more experienced enthusiast.
A lack of rainfall is not the time to let your guard down against mosquitoes; sweltering temperatures are optimum conditions for some mosquitoes – those that are not only significant summer pests, but also those that are health hazards.
On Saturday, August 9, Baytown Nature Center’s highly popular program, “Full Moon Hike” entices visitors to explore the grounds by the light of the moon. Each month Naturalist, Crissy Butcher leads the tours to different areas of the center to search for nocturnal animals and experience their habitat after dark.
Incidents of criminals posing as utility workers rise nationwide during the summer months, so the City of Baytown is warning residents to be on guard against bogus workers. They’re also offering advice on how to avoid being a victim.