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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There are a lot of fun events going on this weekend (as always) and I’m happy to present to you my three PICKS below. A big one that started right here in H-Town is “Lemonade Day” which will take place this Sunday, May 1 at stands all over Houston – and around the country! It’s a special program started by my friend and entrepreneur Lisa Holthouse as a way to teach kids about business by taking the selling of lemonade and blowing it out to make it an awesome life lesson. Check it all out here.
Next Wednesday, May 4, I’ll be at the Children’s Museum’s “Mommy Mingle” from 10am-noon. Bring your kids that are 35 months and under and let’s party kiddie style! The Museum opens the Tot*Spot alcove in a special way on the first Wednesday of every month (except July and August) by providing coffee, fruit, and treats for you and your kiddos (except no coffee for them, alrighty?!). It’s a great activity for playgroups so gather ‘em and bring ‘em. Daddies, nannies, and caretakers are welcome, too!
The search for summer camps is really starting to heat up but doncha worry, I have you covered! Check out my camp PICKS here and here and then wander on over to THE SUMMER BOOK® ONLINE: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS, a guide I’ve been producing since 2003. I’ll also be highlighting ONE CAMP PER DAY starting May 2 on this Facebook page so be sure to check in there for ideas. My guide is the largest and most accurate online searchable database 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 in the carpool line…
Teachers can change lives and our kids are with them 8 hours a day so their influence is vast. They are my heroes! This week’s VIDEO PICK showcases Peck Elementary School here in Houston to which Ellen DeGeneres donated $100,000. I only found out about that school because I wanted to walk their flagpole labyrinth (it’s awesome!). Enjoy this story.
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Have a great week, love one another, please share this, and GO.FIND.FUN.