UHV New Student Orientation

  • Jaguar Hall, 2705 Houston Highway
  • 9 a.m.
  • Free
  • The University of Houston-Victoria will host two New Student Orientations this summer, June 13-14 and July 12-13.
  • Orientation is reserved for students who already have been accepted into the university. Students’ admissions to-do list also must be completed and accepted before they can sign up to attend orientation.In addition, you need to contact either your recruiter or the UHV Student Success Center to begin registration for the fall semester.New Student Orientation is intended to help incoming freshmen get to know the university and available student services. Check-in for the first day of each event will be at 9 a.m. inside Jaguar Hall, 2705 Houston Highway. After check-in, students and their parents will hear a welcome from UHV President Bob Glenn, have the opportunity to attend several sessions about resources available at UHV and how to prepare for college, and be able to enjoy dinner inside Jaguar Hall Dining.Students can attend information sessions that focus on topics including, Paying for Your Education, Resources for Jaguars, Navigate for Jaguars and Skills & Strategies for Success. Each topic will explore important information students need to get started at UHV or help them settle into the college environment.Parents also will have the opportunity to attend sessions. The topics of parent sessions include Campus Safety, Getting to Know Victoria, College Money Management and Helping Your Student Succeed. These topics are intended to educate parents about how UHV will be helping their students. The sessions also will encourage parents to help their students by sharing this information about topics such as money management and the importance of making healthy choices. Most importantly, the university wants parents to feel secure and know their students will be taken care of at UHV.In addition to information sessions, students and their parents will be able to explore UHV campus and visit with various departments that can help students complete their myUHV To-Do checklist. Tables from several UHV departments will be setup on campus, including Admissions, Financial Aid, Residence Life, Student Life, Student Success Center, Career Services and Counseling Center. Students can use this opportunity to come ask questions about the university and get face-to-face answers.The sessions and information fair will be finished by 3 p.m. Then, from 3 to 5 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to take tours of UHV’s residence halls, starting in Jaguar Hall. Students also can use this time to register for classes.Orientation also is an opportunity for incoming students to bring any forms they may need to submit or apply for housing in Jaguar Village. If you are planning to attend UHV in the fall, please make time to attend one of the two sessions.
  • If you have questions about New Student Orientation or would like to register for the event, please contact Student Recruitment at or call 361-570-4126.

VC’s Commercial Truck Driving Course

  • Victoria College’s Gonzales Center, 424 E. Sarah DeWitt Drive, Gonzales
  • 6-10 p.m.
  • $3,780
  • Victoria College’s Gonzales Center hosts a 12-week Commercial Truck Driving Course through July 28. Classes will be Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The cost for the course is $3,780.


Teen Robotics Club

  • Victoria Public Library
  • 302 N. Main St.
  • 1-3 p.m.
  • Build and program robots using Lego Mindstorm EV3 kits at the Library. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, this robotics club is open to all teens! Registration required. Ages 12 and up.
  • Call the Victoria Public Library at 361-485-3302.

Port Lavaca: Calhoun County Public Library

  • Calhoun County Public Library
  • 200 West Mahan, Port Lavaca
  • 2 p.m.
  • Free
  • Visit the Calhoun County Public Library for Friday Flicks at 2 p.m. each Friday through July 26. Enjoy free popcorn, a pickle and lemonade while you watch a movie.

Family Maker Nights

at the Children’s Discovery Museum

  • Children’s Discovery Museum
  • 4-5:30 p.m.
  • $7.50
  • These hands-on activites are perfect for children 3-13 and all activities and supplies are included with admission to the museum, so don’t wait, come create. This week is Cricut Stickers – Come make and take your own car window stickers using our Cricut Machine and laptops.

Silent Disco benefiting the Victoria Symphony and the Victoria Fine Arts Association

  • Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelers
  • 6007 Zac Lentz Parkway
  • 7-10:30 p.m.
  • $25
  • A Silent Disco benefiting the Victoria Symphony and the Victoria Fine Arts Association is giving Crossroads residents an opportunity to let loose in the same way. Upstairs at the jewelry store, three disc jockeys will spin tunes in competition for the attention of up to 100. Downstairs guest can enjoy shopping and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine. Tickets are $25 each; only 300 will be sold. Guests must be age 21 or older to attend. Ticket sales and 15% of all proceeds from jewelry purchases that evening will benefit the two nonprofit organizations.

Girls Night Out

  • Faith Family Church, 2002 E. Mockingbird Land, Victoria.
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • Free
  • GNO Friends Better together Girls, save the date for our summer Girls Night Out. We’ll enjoy some fun girl time, yummy food and encouragement on the power of friendships!
  • For more information, call 361-582-2528 or email


1st Annual Magnolia Beach Festival

  • Magnolia Beach
  • 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • There will be vendors, kids fishing tournament, pet parade, hot dog eating contest, hot pepper tap out challenge and washer tournament. All proceeds will go to the Magnolia Beach Volunteer Fire Department and the Calhoun County Animal Shelter.

Leadership Institute: Campaign School

  • Hilton Garden, 123 Huvar St.
  • 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • $35
  • Learn how to run for office or how to help a candidate. Regiaster at Victoria. The cost of the event includes lunch.
  • For more information, contact Vanessa Faye Hicks-Callaway at or 361-220-6298.

Hands-On History: Extreme Weather

  • Museum of the Coastal Bend, 2200 E. Red River St.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Have you ever wondered how to make your own extreme weather? Make a tornado in a bottle, create a hurricane in a bowl, cause a cloud to appear inside a jar, and make a lightning calculator. All activities are included in the museum’s pay-what-you-want admission.
  • For more information, contact Amanda Lanum at or 361-582-2511.

First Responders Appreciation Weekend

  • Brackenridge Park & Campground, 891 Brackenridge Parkway, Edna
  • 3-5 p.m.
  • Attention police, firefighters, EMS, game wardens, and all other area first responders! You are invited to stay at The Brackenridge Recreation Complex for our first ever “First Responders Appreciation Weekend”! If you camp at either the Texana or Brackenridge Campground, the weekend of July 12-July 14, we would like to offer you a discount where if you rent one night of camping you get the second night free. In honor of our first responders, we will have several of Jackson County’s finest with their police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, and even a helicopter. Cake and ice cream will be served at 4:30 p.m. First responders wishing to take advantage of the discount should make their reservation via phone and ask for the “First Responder Discount.” First responders will need to show their Agency ID upon check-in.
  • For more information, contact Bridget Bustos at or 361-782-5229.

Daisy Day!

  • 104 W. River Street
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Calling all girls going into kindergarten or first grade for the 2019-2020 school year! Come out and learn all about becoming a Girl Scout Daisy at our office on River street. The first 30 girls to register will receive a gift with membership! Take advantage of our extended membership deal of $35, for the rest of this membership year plus next year membership to September 2020. Note that all girls are required to be accompanied by an adult.Please RSVP here:
  • For more information, contact Lauren Berger at or 1-800-477-2688.

South Texas Woodturners

  • 906 Havana St.
  • 10 a.m.
  • Free
  • This month’s meeting will be at 10 a.m. for a special presentation. Craig Thedin will demonstrate a Diagonal Feature Ring. Anyone interested in woodturning is welcome to come and learn about the craft. Regular meeting days will resume in August. The group meets the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at 906 Havana St. Anyone interested in woodturning is welcome to come and learn about the craft.
  • For more information, visit or contact President David Hill at 361-491-0680, Vice-President Ray Moreno 361-649-9034 or 2nd Vice-President Curtis Kerth at 361-676-6076.

Goliad Market Days

  • Goliad County Chamber Of Commerce
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Goliad Market Days is held the 2nd Saturday of each month. This is an outdoor event, please plan for the weather. We have over 150 vendors scheduled for attendance this month. The vendors include arts and crafts, holiday decor, food, clothing, games, wood-crafted items and lots more! The local shops and restaurants downtown are open for shoppers as well! Food trucks and vendors available. This is a free and family-friendly event.
  • Rachel Caraway,, 361-645-3563.

Victoria Farmers Market

  • Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center, 2805 N. Navarro St.
  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Every Saturday you can shop for fresh, locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, local honey, grass-fed meats, an assortment of baked goods, homemade pickles and jellies, homemade noodles, live herbs and houseplants, handmade crafts and more. Most vendors accept credit/debit cards.
  • Meridith Byrd,, 361-218-9246.

#DiscoverParksVictoria Field Day

  • Riverside Park, 405 Memorial Drive
  • 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • We are celebrating National Park and Recreation month with a Field Day jam packed with events for the entire family. The all-day event will include a Frisbee golf tournament, a nature hike, a kayaking cruise, an adventure race, a sand volleyball tournament and much more.
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