Posted on Mar 20, 2013 | Tagged in: Willowbrook , fun , family
Mountasia Family Fun Center, 17190 State Hwy 249 opened to cheers from the community residents. Mountasia was a much needed addition to the entertainment landscape of Northwest Houston. The components of their success is their dedication to delivering outstanding guest service, providing a clean, safe and well maintained location, and offering a comprehensive mix of fun and exciting attractions at a fair price. Attractions include:
- Go Karts: If you’ve got the need for speed, we’ve got the go-fast Go Karts to fuel the inner speed freak in all of us.
- Miniature Golf: an exciting challenge for any age. Lush greens, wild water features a mysterious cave are just a few of the hazards that stand between you and golfing immortality
- Bumper Boats: What could be more fun than boarding one of our bumper boats for a little adventure cruise?
- Batting Cages: slow pitch softball, fast pitch softball, or baseball pitching machines can replicate speeds up to 70 mph
- Game Room: A huge, state-of-the-art game room has incredible games to tickle the imagination. Lead a starship battle group into a deep-space shootout of cataclysmic proportions. Dance, Dance, Dance ‘til you drop. Horseracing, snowboarding, big time sports—whatever you can imagine is a virtual reality in the Mountasia Game room.
Come join the fun that is only at Mountasia Family Fun Center
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 11, 2013 | Tagged in: people , green , family , environment , Cypress
The Cypress Creek Greenway will create a continuous system of parks and trails in the Northwest Houston community. The Cypress Creek Greenway will eventually connect a series of parks stretching from west of Hwy. 290 eastward to the Spring Creek Greenway at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center near Hwy. 59. This greenway will create natural floodplain buffer zones, contiguous trail connectivity, linear wildlife habitat, and a better community for Houstonians. The parks and trails that will become part of the greenway include:
- Bud Hadfield Park (undeveloped)
- Cypress Park (undeveloped)
- Telge Park
- Collins Park
- Fritsche Park
- Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
- Little Cypress Creek Preserve
- Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
- Meyer Park
“Everybody that hears about the project, loves the project,” said Jen Powis, advocacy director with the Houston Parks Board. “It is something that has been worked on for years, but there are still people who are unaware of the project's vision. It is important that the community is aware that [these projects] are happening, that there are sections that already exist and that now is the time to take action, letting their MUD boards and local officials know that this is something the community wants.”
Open houses will be from 6:30–8:30 p.m. on:
March 19 Saint Aidan's Episcopal Church 13131 Fry Road
March 21 Cypress Creek Christian Church 6823 Cypresswood Drive
March 26 Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens 22306 Aldine Westfield Road
Community feedback is welcome! Visit them online to share your opinions through their online survey on Facebook
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 Jan 15, 2013 | Tagged in: family , education , art
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts opened in March 2008, in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and other private and public lenders to bring world-class art exhibitions to Northwest Houston. The Pearl is housed in a former county library, leased to the museum and renovated through private funds, grants and gifts. Together with the Barbara Bush Library, The Centrum, and the Cypress Creek Community Center, the Pearl is part of the Cypress Creek Cultural District.
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts brings the best in original, high-quality museum works of art to the day-to-day environment of the residents of Northwest Houston. The Pearl, a non-collecting museum, borrows from public and private collections. In its first year, the Pearl exhibited the work of Western artist and illustrator Frederic Remington, gold objects from modern-day Ghana, blacksmithing and metalworking, 17th- and 18th-century European paintings, and antique and contemporary art glass. The Pearl complements its exhibitions with an active schedule of programs and services. Founded on the community center concept, the Pearl reaches beyond traditional museums to enlighten, educate and entertain.
The Pearl offers monthly Family Days at no charge with hands-on art projects, artist demonstrations, performances, and tours on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 11:00am-3:00pm.
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.