WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
I’ll be at so many events the next two weeks that my head is spinning (more than usual!). I hope you’ll come out to some of them so I can meet you.
First up is The Mommie Series Houston/Summer Edition tonight from 6:30-8:30pm at One Green Street, 5160 Buffalo Speedway. Tickets are $35/advance, $50/door and you’ll get to purchase THE SUMMER BOOK: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS from me and learn about healthy eating, saving money by going green, and more from experts in their fields. Tomorrow, come chat with me at the Central Library downtown at noon as I present "Gabbing with Gish," a series of short, interactive talks on select topics throughout May and June on Thursdays during the lunch hour. Bring a brown bag and let’s get fired up! Tomorrow’s talk will be about creating personal mission statements and finding your purpose and it will be inside the first floor sitting gallery. Each talk is free and will last 30 minutes to be followed by discussion and I’ll always have handouts. This Saturday, May 5, I’ll be at the Sustainable Living Fest (see deets below) from noon-6pm, where my art car, HUBBA HUBBA ART CAR, will be on view and I’ll be selling my BOTTLE CAP MAMA jewelry as well as THE SUMMER BOOK. We’ll also have a cool art activity for kids involving bottle caps and puzzles – join us in “Funky Art Town”! You can see art cars galore, including mine, this Sunday, May 6, at the Uptown Park Art Car Sneak Preview from noon-4pm. And then next Wednesday, May 9, check out the City’s new Green Building Resource Center (inside the City of Houston Permitting Center) during the event “Celebrate Green Houston,” a fundraiser for one of my fave organizations, Houston Greeters. From 6-8pm, you can join The Honorable Bill and Andrea White, Federico Marques of Ruggles Green, and Gordon Quan, Chairman of the Houston Greeters, to celebrate Houston's achievements in efficiency and sustainability. Tickets are $15/advance and can be purchased here or $20 at the door. There will be healthy bites from Ruggles Green, wine tastings, art exhibits, inspired fashion designs and eclectic tunes as well as tours of the Resource Center. I personally can’t wait to see this new building that I’ve heard so much about. My art car will be parked in front, so you can’t miss the party. And, finally, next weekend I’ll be participating in all the festivities for the Houston Art Car Parade. Check out the calendar and I’ll see you on the road!
I’m still posting (almost) daily about “Houston Gems” – places, people, and things that make Houston great – so follow me on twitter (www.twitter.com/sarahgish) or “like” my new Facebook page to learn about cool Houston each day. All my past gems are archived on twitter (search for #houstongems) and on the Facebook page, so you can grab them and EXPLORE! Today’s post was about the Astrodome and yesterday I got nostalgic about Marvin Zindler, one of the most colorful Houston Gems. While you’re in Facebook land, please slide over to my GISH PICKS site to like it too. Thanks so much for helping me spread the word on cultural activities for families.
There is so much to do so have a great week and GO.FIND.FUN.