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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Spring has sprung and we made it through spring break – but, wait! There are yet more holidays since Easter is early this year – schools are out this coming Friday, March 25 so get ready to play. And if you are wondering what the holidays are this time of year, check out the Anti-Defamation League’s Calendar of Observances. On their list is the Vernal Equinox (3/20), Nowrüz (3/21), Holi (3/23), Sangha Day (3/23), Purim (3/24), Holla Mohalla (3/24), Holy Thursday (3/24), Good Friday (3/25), and Easter (3/26). Basically, kids should have gotten the whole week off!!!
Our city has been designated a “Compassionate City” and we are celebrating that and much more with the 2nd annual HOUSTON’S COMPASSION WEEK, coordinated by Compassionate Houston and taking place from April 10-16. The celebration kicks off at the Houston Water Works on Sunday, April 10 from 2-5pm – see the details and how to purchase a booth here. There is also a kids compassionate film festival contest – the deadline to receive entries has been extended to Friday, April 1 and yours truly is one of the judges. See all the details here. I hope you’ll check out all that’s going on in this great, kind city and join in where you can.
It’s time to start getting organized for summer, so be sure to check out THE SUMMER BOOK® ONLINE: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS. It’s the largest and most accurate guide in Houston and you’re gonna love it when looking for camps! And, best of all, you can surf it from anywhere – while at the beach, when the kids are asleep, while they are hunting for eggs…
Really good entertainers blow me away. This week’s VIDEO PICK is a young French boy, Léo Ristorto, singing “I Will Always Love You.” Enjoy!
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Have a great week, love one another, please share this, and GO.FIND.FUN.