Posted on Apr 18, 2013 | Tagged in: mother's day , Houston , brunch , best restaurants
Mother’s Day, May 12th is always the second Sunday in May. While mothers have been celebrated around the world for generations, the American holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908 to honor her mother’s dream of having a day to celebrate all mothers. She promoted the holiday so heavily that President Woodrow Wilson made it an official national holiday in 1914. Treat mom to a mother’s day brunch at one of Houston’s best restaurants!
- Del Frisco’s: The luxurious Westheimer Del Frisco’s invites you and the mother in your life to a three-course brunch for $45 per person. This offer is valid on Sunday May 13, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Denis’ Seafood: Come out and enjoy the best seafood in town from 10:30 a.m. till 10 p.m. Mother’s Day specials include three-course meals at $32.99 per person and you can add one signature seafood appetizer for $6.99.
- Sullivan’s Steakhouse: The legendary Sullivan’s Steakhouse of Houston will be serving Mother’s Day brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Piatto Royal Oaks: If you’re looking for a quaint eatery with upscale appeal, visit the Piatto Ristorante at the Galleria from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Ristorante Cavour in the Hotel Granduca: A delicious Mother’s Day buffet will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., so we advise you to get there early or call in your reservations so that mom doesn’t have to wait too long.
- Sambuca: $3 mimosas and $9.95 children’s prices. The food is made to order, so make sure to try the specialty omelets.
- Tasting Room: The buffet will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with live music being played from noon till 3 p.m.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Posted on Mar 18, 2013 | Tagged in: music , Houston , food , family , charity
Traders Village Bayou City Cajun Festival will be held April 13 & 14, 2013 "Hot Boudin, Cold Cous-Cous, it's Ragin' Cajun Time at Traders Village"! Get ready to party Creole-style!
Free live, toe-tapping Cajun music will be performed all weekend:
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
- 11am - 2p Zydecane
- 2:30 p - 5 p Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
- Sunday, April 14, 2013
- 11am - 2p Zydeco Dots
- 2:30 p - 5 p Waylon Thibodeaux
Authentic Cajun foods will be freshly prepared and served by the French Quarter Market & Grill Restaurant, featuring traditional favorites such as Crawfish Etouffee, Red Beans, and Rice, Rice and Sausage, Fried Boudin Balls, Sausage Po-boys, Fried Alligator, and thousands of pounds of spicy boiled crawfish. The Houston Heritage Cajun French Music Association of Louisiana will be serving Hot Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Boudin. Proceeds from their sales will benefit their not-for-profit organization.
Posted on Mar 11, 2013 | Tagged in: people , Houston , family
Kids Country is fun for the whole family! The child focused area includes a petting zoo, an antique double carousel, food vendors and special attractions including:
- Camel Rides
- Fun on the Farm
- Kids Country Carnival
- Kids Country Stage sponsored by Radio Disney
- Kids Pedal Tractor Pull
- Mutton Bustin’
- Pig Races
- Pony Rides
- Sudsy’s Barn
- Zip Line
Kids Country exhibits and activities are open from 9am to 9pm daily. Times may vary on special attractions.
Posted on Mar 01, 2013 | Tagged in: people , Houston , family , events
Rodeo season is here! From February 25 through March 17 the days and nights will be packed full of Texas size fun. This annual event has everything including concerts, rodeo events, livestock shows and auctions, horse shows, trail rides, shopping, cook offs, kids country, a carnival and much more! Some of the special events during rodeo season include:
AG4U Day. It showcases the importance of the agriculture industry. The capstone event for AG4U Day is The Challenge, a town hall-style meeting featuring professional, educational and student leaders in the agriculture community. Open to the public, this forum is an interactive and enlightening look into what agriculture means to the world.
Armed Forces Appreciation Day. It honors the brave men and women for their service in the U.S. military. Armed forces personnel, veterans, families, friends, and the public are encouraged to come out, dress in red, white, and blue, and show appreciation for the troops, past and present.
Posted on Jan 21, 2013 | Tagged in: Houston , family , events , charity , art
The Foundation for the Arts & Community Enrichment hosts a Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Friday February 8, 2013 at 7pm at Shirley Acres, 217 Woerner Rd. Entertainment for the night will be the enchanting tunes of Rob Landes.
According to his biography, Landes is widely known as a pianist, organist, arranger, conductor and published composer. He is associated with six national publishers, including Hinshaw Publishers, Sacred Music Press, Alliance Music and Fred Bock Music.
Landes collaborate with Dr. Signey Berger for eight years in writing musicals for the Children's Theatre festival at the University of Houston. They have written eight musicals, two of which have been published. In addition, in 2007 Landes collaborated with Kate Pogue on "the Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves" which was presented by Theatre Under The Stars at the Hobby Center during the Christmas Season and is an annual presentation by TUTS.
Posted on Jan 21, 2013 | Tagged in: people , Houston , family , charity
Get involved in the Northwest Houston community with one or more of these charitable organizations!
SIRE 4610 Sloangate, Spring, TX, 77373
SIRE's therapeutic equestrian centers provide therapeutic horseback riding and related activities to people with disabilities. Volunteer opportunities exist inside and outside the riding arena, including administrative, computer help, and more.
Posted on Nov 13, 2012 | Tagged in: Houston , family , education
The Tot Spot at the Children’s Museum of Houston is a great way to spend the day with the under 3 years old set! It’s a fun to learn, discover, explore and experiment with all the exhibits on display including:
Mirrors are used in several of the defined spaces to add to the child’s learning whether they are on their tummies gazing at themselves in the mirror in a padded area as they play or dancing with scarves in the amphitheater.
The Ball and Pillow Pit is a spot for children and their parents to explore the realm of physical knowledge by rolling, kicking and tossing a variety of balls.
Posted on Nov 10, 2012 | Tagged in: Houston , Holiday , family
We stress and rush all year long, Make Thanksgiving a family time for everyone. Take a deep breath and some time to include the whole family in the experiences of the day. These ideas will help maximize the time spent together as a family.
Small Tasks for Small Hands
Let kids fold napkins, mix juice, or fill salt and pepper shakers. They can arrange cheese and crackers or slices of pumpkin bread on a tray. Ask the kids to hand you ingredients, or even help measure and pour. They'll love rolling out leftover pie dough and cutting out shapes. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake for tasty treats.
Posted on Nov 03, 2012 | Tagged in: Houston , health , events
Join in the community fun to run off your turkey day feast at the inaugural Marcus Luttrell Boot Run Houston half marathon and 5k on November 25 at 1pm. Hosted by Houston Oaks Country Club & Family Sports Retreat, you will be treated to not only the rolling beautiful country roads of Northern Waller County but a one of a kind post race party!
All Race Registration includes microfiber shirt and admission. Boot Run Houston Long sleeve and Dress Shirts are available at additional cost.
Posted on Jul 26, 2012 | Tagged in: people , news , Houston , education , Cy-Fair ISD
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District Board of Trustees member Dr. John Ogletree has been recognized as a Master Trustee by the Texas Association of School Boards after completing a leadership program sponsored by the organization.
Dr. Ogletree completed Leadership TASB, which involved several months of instruction and leadership development courses. Ogletree and other board members presented research projects that included information about college readiness, student health, board leadership, funding inequalities, classroom adaptations and parental involvement.