Before you start going and looking for wondrous and spectacular activities, take your father into account. Celebrate Fathers Day Sunday and take him out to eat, grill for him and buy him gifts for all the wonderful things he has done. We cannot begin to repay our fathers for all their sacrifices and support growing up. But we can try. And if your mother played the role of father as well, be sure she is appreciated. Double duty should be rewarded with double compensation. 


Cool off and relive childhood memories tonight at the Lakewood Pool. The pool will host a Dive-in Movie Night with the screening of Toy Story. The movie will be at 8:30 p.m. this evening with free entry to pool members and $5 to everyone else. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for $3. Ice cream, candy and other delectable treats will also be available to ensure a sugar rush during the feature attraction. Tickets will be available at the door and a lifeguard will be duty during the movie. The pool is located at 233 Greenbriar Street. 


Embrace the great outdoors during the monthly Baytown Nature Center Full Moon Hike Saturday. The hike will begin at 8:30 p.m. and last 90 minutes. The event is for adults and older children. Comfortable shoes and clothes are strongly suggested. Participants will meet in the visitor center parking lot. The hike is free with general admission, which is $4 for ages 13 and older. Children ages 5 to 12 and seniors pay $1 admission. The center is located at 6213 Bayway Drive. 


Bicycle enthusiasts can knock out two birds with one stone Saturday by taking part in the monthly Bike to the Market. Once at the farmers market located at Town Square, there will be a number of goods to peruse and perhaps purchase. The bike ride begins at 9 a.m. at Britton Park, located at 1305 Arizona Street.  The market itself will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Town Square located at 213 West Texas Avenue. 

5I have been looking forward to suggesting this venue for a couple of weeks. In Spring, there is an opportunity to travel back to yesteryear and play those wonderful video games that many grew up on. I am talking about Asteroids, Track and Field, Knock Out and Defender. There are also more pinball machines than you can shake a stick at, whatever that means. The Game Preserve offers a classic arcade experience. The cost is $15 a day or $35 monthly to play each and every game. The Preserve is located at 473 Sawdust Road. And it is worth the trip. 

- Michael Pineda

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