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. My business grows by word of mouth so please enjoy the events and please share this blog. And be sure to tell the organizations you visit that you heard about them from me. And if you’re in Facebooklandia, please sidle over there and like our GISH PICKS Facebook page and share it with your friends and family and elsewhere on social media, too. Don’t want to miss any posts? Click on the drop-down LIKE button and then check “See First” under “In Your Newsfeed.” Thanks!
I went to the Anti-Defamation League’s luncheon last week celebrating their “No Place for Hate” initiative and honoring those involved with it. The keynote speaker was Dr. Jennifer Arnold, a neonatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and star of “The Little Couple.” Her talk made me think about how we treat those with differences and how we teach our kids about that. The “No Place for Hate” program is worth checking out with your family. And the Anti-Defamation League does so much more – one of my favorite resources from them is a “Calendar of Observances,” which lists what seems like observances from all faiths around the world. I post it in my house and we look at it every day!
Some of you are still looking for summer camps, some of you have your summer all neatly organized, and some of you are half-way there. No matter the kind of parent you are, let me help you! Check out my camp PICKS here and 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 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…
This week’s VIDEO PICK features two young boys on “Britain’s Got Talent” whose rapping talents are tremendous. I don’t usually like rap music, but I loved this! My younger son found this one and I think he likes it so much because these kids are his generation. Take a break to enjoy it and share with your kids if you wish!
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Have a great week, love one another, please share this, and GO.FIND.FUN.