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 Feb 15, 2013 | Tagged in: people , events , Cypress , art
Vitalize your house, extend the indoors out, and add value to your home with ideas from the Cy-Fair home & garden show. The ideas presented at the show can help you and your family fully enjoy. According to the event producer Tony Wood, "a small improvement to a home or yard can make all the difference." Some of the displays and exhibits include:
- Belgard Hardscapes
- Mobile Display
- The Whirlpool Cooking Stage
- Tea in Texas Tasting Stage
- Farmers Market
- Artisans Exhibit Area
- Custom Outdoors Inc.
Kathy Huber, the Houston Chronicle's gardening editor, and Randy Lemmon, popular host of AM 740 KTRH's GardenLine show will be there on Saturday. The event is at the Berry Center February 23 and 24. Tickets cost $9 each.
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 Dec 31, 2012 | Tagged in: Holiday , family , events
Mayor Annise Parker said, “This won’t be your typical Auld Lang Syne!” KC and the Sunshine Band will help Houston ring in 2013 and celebrate their 40th anniversary. The king of disco will be the cherry on top of a fun, fantastic celebration open to the community.
Events include fireworks at Midnight, “GlowParade” by Art Cars of Houston, Ice Skaters, Bubble Garden, and Electric Go-Go Dancers to name a few on December 31 from 7pm to 12:30 am at Discovery Green. The “GlowParade” is art on wheels, brilliantly lit and blowing fire at 8:00 p.m. This route circles Discovery Green so that all patrons can experience the beauty.
Relax in the Bubble Garden as sip champagne until close with great views of the main stage, plenty of room for dancing, and a lounge area where you can rest your boogie shoes. A Silent Disco will offer an opportunity to dance to three diverse genres of music under the lights of Maconda’s Grove.
Posted on Dec 31, 2012 | Tagged in: sports , family , events , Cypress
Cypress Ranch Key Club has had a very special relationship with Special Olympics throughout the years. The club has been very busy this fall volunteering at Special Olympics events, both practices and competitions.
Student Kenzie Golladay said, “I love doing Special Olympics swimming because it gives me a way to connect and interact with the kids by doing something that I am good at and love.”
Volunteer coaches are in the water with our school district swimmers encouraging them and helping them learn different techniques and strokes to use in competition. Dozens of Key Club members worked the swim practices, all in the water alongside the athletes. Many volunteers were also Cy Ranch swimmers.
Posted on Dec 31, 2012 | Tagged in: family , events , Cypress
Cypress Creek FACE invites kids in preK through grade 5 to a magic and puppet show at 10 am at The entrum, 6823 Cypresswood Drive in Spring on Saturday January 19, 2013. Open to the community the event will be “fun, engaging, magic; hilarious puppets; a dynamic, professional presenter; all lead to one thing: your child having the time of their life”!
Franklin began performing magic shows and puppet shows in his childhood years. During his career, which includes teaching 8 years in the private sector and 8 years in the Texas public schools; he continued his performing in faculty plays and as a semi-professional dancer with The Woodlands Civic Ballet.
In 1999 he decided to combine his love of performing with his passion for education and Julian Franklin Productions was born; providing educational and motivational programs to schools and public libraries. Franklin quickly expanded and continue to offer services through a growing staff of performers and presenters. Franklin, “the man behind the company” continues to direct strategic operations and marketing efforts, though most of his stage time now is spent fulfilling the demand for his speaking services.
Posted on Dec 04, 2012 | Tagged in: Holiday , family , events
Looking for a fun event for you & your friends or an activity to get the kids out of the house? Painting with a Twist® is the answer! The "twist" is you can bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage to enjoy during the class. Come alone or invite your friends. Paint, canvas, and brushes are provided, as is an experienced and enthusiastic local artist who can lead you step by step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. At the end of the class, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent you’ll want to explore. This is not your average art class, this is art entertainment!
During the month of December there are many art entertainment classes going on, however there are a few special ones just for children including:
- December 15, 2012 is Reindeer Games Family Art Day from 3pm to 5pm
- December 23, 2012 is Art for All from 2pm to 4pm
- December 24, 2012 is Kids Camp Christmas Trees from 10am to 12 noon.
- December 26, 2012 is Kids Camp Peace Party from 10am to 12 noon.
- December 27, 2012 is Kids Camp Reach for the Stars from 10am to 12 noon.
- December 28, 2012 is Kids Camp Baby Blue Birds from 10am to 12 noon.
Each artwork was conceptualized and executed by the instructors with the idea of being an easy to follow piece of art for the inexperienced painter. The artwork ranges from landscapes, abstracts and cityscapes, to creative renderings of seafood, animals, iconic buildings and florals. Visit them online or call 281-256-8383 to register for a class.
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 Oct 29, 2012 | Tagged in: people , family , events , education
Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow atTrader’s Village, 7979 North Eldridge Rd. will be held November 10 & 11th from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. A two-day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, an arts & crafts show, tipis, visiting with old friends, making new ones, honoring ceremonies, singing, and much more will be part of the 23rd Annual Texas Championship Pow Wow.
Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States, will take part in this celebration of their culture and heritage. The drums will beat for the dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and beadwork competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories. Spectators will be amazed by the precision and showmanship that even the youngest competitors display in their dancing.
Join America’s oldest people in celebrations!
Posted on Oct 24, 2012 | Tagged in: family , events , environment
The Matt Family Orchard has over 40 acres of “pick your own” fruit! They also have local honey, jams, preserves, nursery, a playground, & a 2000 square foot pavilion. Each year the Harvest Festival celebrates the Fall season with several activities:
- Pumpkin patch
- Happy hayride around 145 wooded acres
- Picnic tables seating 200 people
- Covered pavilion with fans and lights
- Campfire, we provide the wood
- Stack of hay for "King of the Hill" game
- A nature experience in the country
- Educational and fun
- Awesome tire swing
- Swing set, tetherball and volleyball
- Board games
- Pumpkin to take home and much more...
The Harvest Festival in October requires a minimum of 15 people, a deposit and reservation. Individuals are invited to come to the pumpkin patch, farmers market (Friday and Saturday), and pick Asian persimmon. Matt Family Orchard can supply and deliver bulk pumpkins to schools, companies, churches, private homes, etc. They can provide mini pumpkins, pie pumpkins, jacks, giant pumpkins, fancy pumpkins, hay, corn stalks and gourds.