What's Up Southeast Texas - March 2021

Spring is about to, well, spring - and Southeast Texas is bursting at the seams with good stuff to do.  There's something for everyone in March - read on and you're sure to find something that will tickle your fancy!

Giving Feels Good

What better way to turn a new page than to give back to the community you live in? All three Beaumont Education First FCU branches and our Administration Building are collection sites for United Way “Day of Caring” Donation Drive. We will be collecting donations now through Friday, March 12.

This year, with a substantial number of positive COVID-19 cases in our community, United Way has decided to move forward with (a safer version of) DOC, and host a virtual donation drive instead. United Way reached out to each of their 20 local nonprofit partner agencies and compiled a list of tangible items that are current needs. To review the list of needs, visit our website.

Now what would March be if it were all work and no play? Stretch those legs and let’s enjoy Spring!

Get Outside!

Coffee at Cattail Marsh – March 2

Start your Tuesday morning off with scenic views and a warm complementary cup of coffee from the Wetlands Education Center porch. Coffee will be served at 8:30 AM.

Yoga at Cattail Marsh - March 6

Start your weekend off with a vinyasa flow class! Bring your yoga mat to the Cattail Marsh Boardwalk to enjoy a free yoga class instructed by Juliana Davila. This class begins at 9:30 AM and is suitable for the beginner and the novice yogi. To allow for social distancing there are only 14 spots available per class, register for your spot today.

Village Creek State Park Volunteer Cleanup Day – March 6

Join our Education First FCU VIPs to help clean up Village Creek State Park from 1-4 PM. Volunteers will do some general cleanup of trails and other facilities. Volunteers are granted free entry into the park for the entire day so feel free to stay and enjoy the park after the workday is over.

Let’s Eat!

Beaumont Restaurant Week – March 4 -14

If you’re a foodie, this is the event you do not want to miss! Restaurants across Beaumont and the surrounding areas are collaborating to offer a series of events, specials and more. To read about what the over 45 restaurants are doing, check out Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau website for details.

First Thursday – March 4

First Thursdays on Calder takes places in downtown Beaumont on the first Thursday of every month. With live music along with shopping and dining discounts, First Thursdays is a great way to support local businesses while enjoying a night out on the town. A few key locations include Tacos La Bamba, Katherine and Co and the Art Museum of SETX.
ARTACO Art Walk Taco Fest – March 6

Enjoy art, tacos, and beer from 11 AM – 7 PM. All arts and crafts activities are free, plus attendees have the option to purchase a $10 punch card for 4 tacos + 8 beer samples. Food will be stationed around the Art Museum, while the Fire Museum Pavilion will house the beer tent There will be music, crafts, and vendor booths lining Main Street.

BBQ Baked Potato Fundraiser Benefiting Nutrition & Services for Seniors – March 11

This baked potato sale will benefit Meals on Wheels to help serve homebound seniors and disabled neighbors.  Potatoes are $10.00 each and come with BBQ chip beef, sour cream, butter, cheese, and dessert (all on the side).  Orders of 10 or more are eligible for free delivery! Click here to place your order.

Cheer on Your Favorite Team!

Lamar University vs. University of Incarnate Word – March 6

Get your tickets to see the first Football game of the season. Kick-off is at 3 PM. Grab a seat in the Education First FCU student section for optimal viewing.

Lamar University vs. Sam Houston State University SPONSORED BY EDUCATION FIRST FCU – March 20

Join us for tailgating and giveaways during the March 20 game against Sam Houston State! Kickoff is at 6 PM and tickets are available for purchase now.

Lamar University vs. Northwestern State – March 27

You will not want to miss kick-off at 3 PM against Northwestern State! This game was postponed due to the winter storm in February, tickets are not available at this time but will be available for purchase on Lamar University’s website soon.

Buy Yourself Something Nice, You Deserve it!

Downtown Beaumont Junk Days – March 6

Located at 1096 Calder St in Beaumont, this event brings together antiques, collectibles, architectural salvage, old doors, and windows for a treasure trove of shopping options. Patrons will enjoy easy access to shopping, free admission, and free parking on the street and in nearby lots. This event is from 7 AM – 4 PM and is hosted by BAW Resale and Interiors.

Southeast Texas Boat, Sport & RV and Home and Garden Show – March 5-7

This weekend event features hundreds of dealers and vendors, including Education First FCU. We will have a variety of promos and giveaways to give out to our members and future members. Friday the show will be from 12- 8 PM, Saturday from 11 AM - 5 PM and Sunday from 11 AM – 5 PM. Tickets will be available at Ford Park the day of.

Larry’s Old Time Trade Days – March 5-7

If you are a lover of things, Larry’s Old Time Trade Days in Winnie, TX is a MUST for you. Larry’s hosts rows and rows of vendors featuring clothes and jewelry, artisans of candles, home décor and more, unique vintage finds, yard art and so much more. This event is free, but there is a small fee to park. Visit their website for a map, list of vendors and more information.

Saturday Beaumont Farmers Market – March 5,12,19,26

If you enjoy fresh produce and supporting local farmers and artisans, you need to visit the Beaumont Farmer’s Market. They are open every Saturday, 8-11 AM on the Basketball Court at the Athletic Complex on College Street.

Drinks, Music and More!

The Office Trivia at Little Woodrow’s – March 3

Little Woodrow’s in Beaumont is hosting an Office Trivia Night at 7 PM. This event is free, you must be 21 or older to enter.

Get Lucky at the LogOn St. Patty’s Day – March 17

The LogOn  Café and Pub is hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 6:30-10pm with Irish themed drink and food specials along with bag pipes and Irish music.

Wine Tastings at Suga’s – March 26

Once a month, Suga’s Deep South Cuisine hosts a wine tasting. Enjoy six different tastes of wine, paired perfectly with appetizers, all for $35.

SETX Brewery Hop – March 27

Hop between 4 local breweries including Buckstin Brewing Co. in Nederland, Struggle Street Brewing Co. in Beaumont, Neches Brewing Co. in Port Neches and Pour Brothers Brewery in Beaumont. Participants will receive and egg at each location with different prizes that will be redeemable at the end of the event. This event also includes washer and cornhole tournaments, food trucks, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. Read about the event details on Facebook.

Live Music at Free State Cellars– March 4,5,6,13,20 & 27

Free State Cellars in Orange, TX has a lineup of local musicians playing all month long. To find out who is performing and at what times, visit Free State’s events page. The stage is set up in Free State’s patio area outside, overlooking the vineyard.

Live Music at Doc’s Yardhouse– March 5,6,12,13,19,20,26 & 27

Doc’s Yardhouse in Nederland, TX has a lineup of local musicians playing all month long. To find out who is performing and at what times, visit their Facebook page.

Sit Back and Take in the Arts!

Hot Tropics Night – March 21

“The Moon and Stars” will present “Hot Tropics Night,” from 6-10 PM, at The Art Studio, Inc., 720 Franklin in downtown Beaumont. The annual fundraiser, which features a silent auction of artwork, will benefit the Tyrrell Park Botanical Gardens. Tickets are $20 which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Symphony Concert “Broadway Divas” – March 27

With two shoes at 1 and 7:30 PM, Alli Mauzey and Julia Murney, two of the best stars of “The Great White Way,” sing favorites from Wicked, Chicago, Funny Girl and other memorable shows at the Julie Rogers Theatre. Buy tickets here.

Classic Movie Night – March 12,19,26

The Jefferson Theatre continues their Classic Movie Nights in March. This month’s lineup includes Ratatouille, Fistful of Dollars and Goldfinger. Tickets are not on sale when this post was written, but will be starting March 1, and you can buy them in person, or on Beaumont’s events page.