WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
Greetings and welcome to GISH PICKS: A GUIDE TO CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES, a free weekly e-newsletter/blog I created as a service to the Houston community in 2003. Please enjoy and please share. My business grows by word-of-mouth from people like YOU! In fact, here’s an easy way to spread the word in Facebook land: please LIKE my GISH PICKS Facebook page and you’ll be eligible to win two passes for dance classes at Planet Funk Academy, which offers a lively Saturday morning’s kids’ Hip Hop class as well as a slew of other funky dance ed. Last week, Sarah Schageman, Lisa Bricarell, and Laura Sheinkopf won passes to the "Mixed Bag” dance show taking place this Sunday, January 20 at 3pm – enjoy, mamas!
Whew! It’s a bizzy, dizzy week so get your running shoes on! First of all, in case you’ve been under a rock, Monday is MLK Day which mean our darling anklebiters are out of school. But never fear – I found a fun parade for you to enjoy (see below). “Arbor Day” (from the Latin “arbor” meaning tree) is celebrated around the world and here in Houston, we like to plant trees the 3rd weekend in January. The City of Houston is honoring the day by replacing all the trees that were lost to the drought this Saturday and the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center has a special free family event, also on Saturday. I have many relatives in California who constantly boast that they can easily grow avocados, oranges, peaches, and more in their backyards – well, nanny nanny boo boo! Thanks to Urban Harvest, I can get lime trees, pear trees, and much more at their annual Fruit Tree Sale this Saturday morn.
I’m compiling the 2013 edition of The Summer Book®: A Guide to Houston Day Camps and Classes for Kids and Teens so if you’re a camp director that wants to be included, email me and I’ll make it so. If you’re a parent, it’ll come out early March and you’ll be the first to know. In addition to day camps, my sons always go to residential camp in Tennessee -- Camp Country Lad is in a rustic setting and is perfect for active boys. You can meet the camp directors next Sunday, January 27 and learn more about what they have to offer; email me if you are interested in attending. And if you have girls, check out its sister camp, Camp Monterey, around the corner from the boys camp. My husband and I went to both camps as kids and I promise you they are really special. If you contact them directly, be sure to tell them I sent you!
This weekend, I’ll be teaching a group of Girl Scouts about the joys of friendships in my workshop, “The Wizard of Oz is AMAZE-ing,” (contact me if you’d like more details or would like to book me) and attending the 2013 Metaphysical Healing Expo, where I’ll be picking up my very own copy of the print version of the brand new Houston Holistic Directory. I just finished teaching my bi-monthly “What’s Your Purpose?” workshop at Body Mind & Soul -- if you’re interested in joining me next time, mark your calendar for Saturday, March 30, 3-5pm and stay tuned for details. If you’d like one-on-one help with finding your purpose, book me for an intuitive guidance session – I’d love to help you get focused! And if you’re looking for a community of women, join my friend Laura Burns and I for FOLLOW YOUR HEART: A TRANSFORMATION CIRCLE FOR WOMEN that meets twice monthly at Marti Ewing Yoga Therapy at 1128 W. Pierce in Montrose.
Here’s a cultural heads up: CAMELOT is coming to town next week, thanks to Theatre Under the Stars/TUTS and they have organized a special “Kids Night on Broadway” next Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30pm. Check here for all the details next week!
Monday, January 21 is “National Hugging Day” so I encourage you to hug away that day and every day (not only does it feel good but it also improves your health)! And my friend Simplicity Love is offering free kids’ yoga classes next Monday evening at Nia Moves.
Have a great week, hug each other, and GO.FIND.FUN.