WMC Weekly Events: Pizza, Yoga, Sushi and an Art Show featuring YOUR kids!

Hello Beautiful WMC Mamas!

Another lazy summer weekend has come and gone, maybe a little too quickly! Never fear, WMC has hand-picked some events for the upcoming week that are sure to appeal to our mamas and your kiddos. In this post, we’ll be covering events through Sunday, August 3. There are quite a few affordable and fun things in the area coming up this week… some are even FREE! Feel free to share this post from your Facebook pages and with all your local friends.

On July 30 (TOMORROW!!) at 11:00AM, WMC is hosts a Chuck E. Cheese SUPER SAVINGS GROUP RATE Playdate exclusively for WMC Playgroup members and their kids. For $5.99 (per child) you get 16 game tokens, two slices of a one-topping pizza, one soft drink with free refills and a seat at our reserved table for 90 minutes. If you’re interested in this fantastic deal, be sure to RSVP on the event page so we have an accurate head count. For more info, go to the WMC Playgroup events page and look for the event. Open the event page and hit the “join” button and then meet us at Chuck E. Cheese (4180 Dowlen Rd) tomorrow morning for a couple of hours of cheap fun including lunch! This offer is for one day only so be sure to take advantage of it.

If you’re in the mood for some laughs and adult fun, then join the WMC Playgroup mamas for our monthly Mom’s Night Out – Sushi and Cards Against Humanity Style! Dinner is at Koi, located at 3350 Dowlen Rd. Suite C in Beaumont. Koi is a Japanese/sushi restaurant with excellent reviews. Following dinner, we’ll head to Rao’s for coffee, dessert and a game of Cards Against Humanity. Rao’s is located at 4440 Dowlen Rd., which is conveniently right down the road from Koi. If you have a sweet tooth, Rao’s is sure to please. Warning, though… their desserts are addictive! Cards Against Humanity is a uniquely hilarious (x-rated) game that often results in uncontrollable laughter. If you don’t have plans and haven’t been to a WMC MNO event before, come and meet some other local like-minded mamas and make some memories with us. You will not regret it! Young nurslings in mama’s arms or a sling are welcome as long as they are content to be in arms throughout the evening. Please leave older babies, toddlers and kids with someone else for the night so we can enjoy a mostly kid-free event. Feel free to invite your local mama friends even if they’re not in the playgroup…the more, the merrier!

Now, for the FREE events we promised. Drum roll, please…

Free yoga, free yoga, and more free yoga is what’s on the WMC radar this week! Free is one of our favorite words… especially when it pertains to something we enjoy doing…like YOGA! There are a variety of yoga classes being offered that are FREE, donation based or at a low cost all the time in Southeast Texas. This week’s offerings include several classes throughout our area. FitLife in West Orange offers a free yoga class on Fridays. It’s a special event that’s being offered this summer from 6:00-6:45 pm at the West Orange City Hall Park (2826 Western Ave. in Orange). Don’t forget to bring your own yoga mat! If you want to squeeze in some yoga this weekend, Sun Tree Yoga (4435 Calder) offers a donation based class on Sunday afternoons. The class is held in a small room so be sure to arrive early to guarantee a spot. Class starts around 4:15 at the studio. For those who live in Mid-County area, Wesley United Methodist Church (3515 Helena Ave ) offers a yoga class for $5.00 on Monday nights from 6:15-7:15 pm. Gail Pickens-Barger is the instructor and she does have a few extra mats but requests to bring your own if possible. If you’re new to the class, she suggests you get there by 6:00 pm to set up and sign in.

This Wednesday at 7PM, Bicycle Sports hosts has planned a conversational speed bicycle ride around Beaumont. No one is left behind and speed is adjusted to slowest rider. If you’re interested, contact Bicycle Sports at 409.860.5959 for more information!

The Beaumont Public Library System also hosts lots of free events throughout the summer and this week is no exception. In fact, there are some really exciting things happening in our libraries this week! The Theodore Johns Library (4255 Fannett Road) hosts a Preschool Storytime this Wednesday (TOMORROW!) from 10:30-11:30AM. Elmo Willard Library (3590 East Lucas Drive) hosts their Summer Reading Club series activity at the same time (ALSO TOMORROW!). This week’s activity is a visit from a very special guest, a soldier from the Army Reserves! On Thursday, R.C. Miller Library (1605 Dowlen Road) has a “Legos for Kids” event that’s sure to be a blast for the Lego lovers in your life! One of the MOST exciting things from the Beaumont Public Library System this summer is an event that will continue through August but started on July 28th at Willard Library (1605 Dowlen Road). YOUR kids can participate in and have their artwork displayed as part of an art show! In celebration of the local community’s talent, the Elmo Willard Library is offering the Second Annual Art Appreciation Show & Reception. The Reception takes place from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday, August 9 but the art show will take place throughout August.  All ages are invited to display their artwork in the library during the month of August.  Artwork may be brought to the Willard Library at 3590 East Lucas Drive beginning July 28 through August 2.  The Artwork will then be displayed in the Willard Library through August 29.  The artwork can be picked up at the library through September 6th.

Don’t forget about the Beaumont Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning! BFM starts every Saturday morning at 8:00AM and ends at 11:00AM at the Beaumont Athletic Complex Basketball Court (950 Langham Road). Why should you shop at your local farmers’ market?  You’ll find fresh, ripe foods that are in season and grown locally. They are usually picked that day or the day before. BFM offers the freshest local produce in our area! You can also pick up locally-made soaps, eggs, honey and even grab breakfast at the market. The atmosphere is very kid-friendly and there’s a playground within walking distance for the kids to enjoy.

The last WMC pick for the week is also on Saturday morning and it’s the Neches River Adventure Cruise that happens every Saturday morning. The trip departs from Beaumont Riverfront Park (801 Main) at 10:00AM and reservations are required. During this outing aboard the Ivory Bill, you and your family will explore the ecologically diverse Neches River and travel into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The Neches has been called “The Last Wild River” in East Texas, with its unique ecosystem and dense bottom land forests of hardwoods and pine trees. The Neches is home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians. As you view nature at its best, your tour guide will tell you the history of the river and talk about its vast and diverse ecosystems. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults, $15. Children (12 & Under) & Seniors (60+), $10. Children (3 & Under), Free. To make reservations, call Neches River Adventure Cruise at 409.651.5326.

This wraps up this week’s WMC events picks! We’ll be on the hunt for new events each upcoming week and hope your week is full of love, laughter and cuddles!

Danica Selkirk


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