Bunny at the vineyard
HAAK VINEYARDS and Winery is hosting its fourth annual food truck festival this month.
The Madeira Food Truck, Art And Culinary Festival starts at 3:00pm on Saturday, March 28 and lasts until 10:00pm.
The festival will feature two live bands, pictures with the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt for the kids and artisan vendors in addition to the numerous food truck offerings.
The festival will also include a silent auction with proceeds supporting Alvin Community College’s Culinary Arts department.
The free pictures with the Easter Bunny by Susan Leining’s Memories In The Spotlight will be from 3:00-5:00pm. During that time, Big Tip Tod will be performing and will stay on stage until 6:00pm when the Easter egg hunt in the vineyards begins. Participants are asked to bring their own basket.
Following the hunt, Shotgun Road will take the stage to perform from 7:00-10:00pm.
Tickets are $10 but Wine Club members can receive a discount of $2 on each ticket up to six.
For tickets go online to haakwine.com and click on the Events tab.
It’s Easter egg hunting season
EASTER IS just around the corner and, for children at least, that means egg hunts.
The Santa Fe parks and recreation board’s annual Easter egg hunt is all set for March 28, when children from the cradle to the age of 10 will be hoping to find a prize egg at Joe Tambrella Park.
The hunt will be divided into five age groups – zero to one year, two to three years, four to five years, six to eight years and nine to ten years, with special prizes in each age group.
The hunt starts at 10:30am at the park, which is at 13306 Sixth Street, next to the city’s Mae Bruce library.
Trash about to take a bashing
LENDING a helping hand to make the bay-area community a cleaner place will be a little easier this month.
That’s because this year there are 15 sites for the county’s Rivers, Lakes, Bays ’N Bayous Trash Bash organization’s 22nd annual cleanup of the Galveston Bay shoreline on March 28.
In 1993, when the event began, there were only seven sites in the program.
The event, which promotes environmental stewardship, will have volunteers clearing away trash at various sites around the county, including the Virginia Peninsula Preserve in Galveston, the Highway 3 boat ramp in Dickinson and Bay elementary school in Seabrook.
Trash Bash expects about 5,000 volunteers this year. In 2014, about 4,600 volunteers cleaned 157 miles of shoreline, collected 37.6 tons of trash and recycled 2,858 pounds of materials. Nearly 2,000 of the volunteers were younger than 18.
For information about volunteering or sponsorships, go online to trashbash.org.
Free Trip to Austin anyone?
THE TEXAS City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce and Galveston Regional Chamber will be leaving for Austin to meet at the capital building, to advocate on behalf of Texas City, La Marque and Galveston’s business committees.
Buses will be leaving at approximately 5:45am on March 30 from TC-LM chamber office.
While citizens are encouraged to participate in this event; attendance is free but space is limited. While in Austin the chambers will be attending a reception that will be held from 5:00-7:00pm. After the reception, the buses will be leaving at around 7pm to arrive back in Texas City at 10:00pm. To schedule your attendance, please RSVP to 409-935-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.