WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
The Aurora Picture Show and I were so bummed that we had to postpone the “Popcorn Kids” program of kid films I had curated for them last week due to rain – BUT, never fear! We’ve rescheduled it to take place on Friday, August 24 in the evening – right before school starts up on the following Monday. We’ll be holding it at APS’s new space at 2442 Bartlett (inside!) since it’s air-conditioned and rainproof. Girls Rock Houston will still kick off the evening and we’ll have the “I Can Do Anything!” program as planned before. Mark your calendars now and we’ll see you there!
I’m wrapping up my GABBING WITH GISH series at the Central Library downtown tomorrow, June 14, at noon – my topic is “Houston is Great – Enjoying its Art and Culture”. I’d love to see you there! I’ll be showing a snippet of a wonderful film about Houston’s history created by Houston Arts and Media called “Houston: A Nation’s Capitol”, which is available for purchase online. Houston Arts and Media is a wonderful nonprofit whose mission is help filmmakers, script writers, authors, and other local talent create better and more innovative ways to teach both children and adults about history, science, literature, and the world. They truly live their mission with their “HAM Slices,” short clips of films about Houston’s history which can be viewed online and on the HISD channel. To help Houston Arts and Media continue their good works for Houston (one upcoming project is a curriculum for kids about Houston history), become a member. They’d appreciate the support.
Want to meet me at other events this summer? Check out my schedule below. I’d love to see you!
I’m working with the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto and presenting a workshop for middle school girls – “The Wizard of Oz is aMAZE-ing!” It’s a movie-themed workshop in which we’ll screen the 1939 classic and then spend the day using lessons from the film and connecting it to their aMAZE! journey. The cost is $20/girl and the dates are Wednesday, July 18 or Saturday, August 4, 9am-4pm. You can register by calling 713.292.0370. It’s not online yet, but will be soon.
If you’re looking for your purpose in life, join astrologer Kevin Casey and me on Saturday, July 21, 3-5pm, for our popular workshop “What’s Your Purpose?”. We’ll spend 2 hours teaching you ways to catch your dreams and uncover who you really are, using tools from astrology as well as personal intuition. The cost is $40/person.
Big congrats to Rachel Blackney Tepper and Sarah Schellenberg. They are this week’s winners of THE SUMMER BOOK: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS and all they did was like my GISH PICKS Facebook page! It’s easy: LIKE that page TODAY and you’ll score! I’ll send you a book as soon as I get your mailing address which you can Facebook message me or email me. I’ll be doing this throughout the summer, so stay tuned for announcements here and be sure to check your Facebook message box to see if you’re a winner.
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 HOUSTON GEMS Facebook page to learn about cool Houston. All my past gems are archived on twitter (search for #houstongems) and on the Facebook page, so you can grab them and EXPLORE! Speaking of exploring, I know you’ll be looking for more fun field trip ideas for your family, so check out my ATTRACTIONS page on my website. There’s no excuse not to get out there and see the wide world of Houston!
Have a great week and GO.FIND.FUN.