Spring may have only just arrived, but planning for some of Friendswood’s most popular hot weather traditions are well under way.
In fact, only a few sponsorship spots are still available for the planned “Movies in the Park” series that takes place during summer.
Films selected for the free showings at dusk on Friday evenings include “Maleficent,” scheduled on July 10 courtesy of HomeTown Bank of Friendswood; Planes Fire Rescue on July 17; “Big Hero” July 24 sponsored by Primrose Schools; “The Incredibles” on July 31; “The Boxtrolls” on Aug. 7 and “The Little Rascals” which will be the annual “dive-in movie” to be shown at the Stevenson Park Pool. All shows begin at dusk.
Outdoor concerts are another local tradition, and both Friendswood and Clear Brook high school bands will kick off the Concert in the Park series on May 1 at the Stevenson Park Gazebo.
Acts already are booked to perform every Friday evening in May and June at the gazebo, 1100 S. Friendswood. Blankets, chairs, refreshments and lawn chairs are encouraged, and all shows are free, begin at 7 p.m. and last approximately two hours.
In addition to FHS and Clear Brook bands on May 1, concerts will include the variety/pop band, Rapture, on May 8; Beatles tribute band Fab 5 on May 15; pop and dance band The Slags on May 22 and Funksion on May 29. June concerts include Campfire Soul on June 5; the Alvin Community Band on June 12; Level One Live Karaoke on June 19 and 50s and 60s Bluegrass band L.C. Roots on June 26.
For Friendswood residents, registration opens April 1 for the Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp Programs. These include both indoor and outdoor activities, scavenger hunts, swimming, sports and a field trip each Friday. Day camp is planned June through August for ages 6 through 13. Fees for the two-week sessions vary from $103 to $230 depending on residency status and whether a sibling is also attending.
Non-residents may register for day camp beginning May 11.
For information, call 281-996-3220 or email us [email protected]
Meanwhile, coordination of the city’s 120th annual July 4 celebration are moving forward. This year’s theme is “We the People.”
Booth and parade entry applications are now being accepted, and are available at the city’s website, www.ci.friendswood.tx.us.