WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
Happy Freedom Day! I love the Fourth of July and have been enjoying seeing how my friends are already celebrating around the country on Facebook. This year I delved a little deeper at the urging of my dear friend Kalyani Giri because she was publishing a new mag, HUM, and wanted me to write about what freedom means to me personally. Please enjoy the result in my article titled “Let Freedom Ring (within)”.
It’s our nation’s birthday (236 years and counting…) so what will you do in H-town? Check out my round-up below and don your best red, white, and blue outfit and have fun with your family! By the way, my friend Nicole Bruder, owner of Lucy Goo Pet Sitting encourages everyone to remember to take care of their dogs since many are freaked out by loud noises such as fireworks. It’s something I’ve never thought about, but I am grateful for the advice since we have a dog that takes cover under our bed at the slightest hint of a storm.
Thanks to my letter to all of you a few weeks ago which had an image of one of my chakra pieces of art, I now have a show of my hubcap-based “Mod Mandalas: Chakra Series” at 14 Pews that will open on Thursday, September 6 and will be on view for 6 weeks. We’ll have some ancillary programs with the show (such as kid yoga), so stay tuned. In the meantime, I’ll be busy this summer so check out my schedule below and come see me somewhere along the way.
I’m presenting a workshop for middle school Girl Scouts – “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 or click on the link above.
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.
On Friday, August 24 at 7pm at the Aurora Picture Show (2442 Bartlett Street), we’ll be hosting the rain date, inside showing of the “Popcorn Kids I Can Do Anything!” film screening. The program was curated by moi and features Girls Rock Camp Houston as the opening act and about an hour of unique films by, for, and about kids. Join us!
Want to win a free copy of THE SUMMER BOOK: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS? It’s easy: LIKE my GISH PICKS Facebook 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.