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 in which I cull from the loads of activities in our city and pick three weekend events (“PICKS”) to recommend to parents, caregivers, and educators all over Houston. I’m a mom and am always looking for cultural – yet FUN! – Events for my family and I am so happy to share them with YOU.
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This week I want to challenge you to take your kids to see trees in Houston! I recently finished a “7 Days of Nature Photos” challenge on Facebook and ended with this image of the beautiful tree at Beck’s Prime on Augusta and it got me curious about other trees, which was the oldest tree, etc. I found this Harris County Tree Registry, and I also found information on “The Old Hanging Oak” here – purportedly Houston’s oldest tree – at Bagby and Capitol Streets. If you’re curious about the oldest tree in the state, click here to see more about the Goose Island Tree.
So what’s going on here and there? I’ve got three fun PICKS below and I’ll have lots of information for families at the Mommy Mingle next week, Wednesday, March 2, 10am-noon at the Children’s Museum of Houston. February 23-March 6 is the 180th anniversary of Battle of the Alamo so they are celebrating it in a big way in San Antonio this weekend and next. See all the happenings here. Maybe the Alamo would be a great spring break destination?
Speaking of spring break, it’s just around the corner and I’ll be sending out my spring break camp guide this Friday so relax and don’t worry about what to do with the kiddos. Here’s something your kids 16-21 years old can do over the break -- there’s a fab online job fair (perfect for couch potato teens!) through March 15. See all the details here.
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The Oscars® are this Sunday night so I thought it would be fun to share with you this HILARIOUS clip of kids reenacting the 2015 nominees for “Best Picture.” It’ll get you in the mood for “The Super Bowl of Movies”!
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Have a great weekend, love one another, please share this, and GO.FIND.FUN.