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. Please enjoy!
I am loving this rainy weather – it’s a perfect day to read, get caught up on work, or watch movies. Whatever you’re doing, I hope you’re taking the hint from nature to slow down and enjoy. Something I plan on enjoying this weekend is ArtHouston 2012, a feast for the eyes that features art at more than 30 galleries all over Houston this Saturday, July 14, all day long. It’s free so grab the kiddos and enjoy some mighty fine shows. Speaking of art, the International Museum of Women/IMOW has launched a wonderful online exhibition, “MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe,” which features a monthly rotating online gallery of the art, stories and ideas of a new, global generation of mothers. They’ve also spearheaded a global pop-up photography project called “Making Mothers Visible.” IMOW is seeking financial donations – especially ones that can help their MAMA exhibition -- so if you can assist them in this endeavor, please do so by clicking here.
The Colorado fires have been heavy on my mind – thankfully, as of yesterday, they have been fully contained, but the state still needs help in recovering from this most destructive wildfire in its history. If you’re so moved, go to www.helpcoloradonow.org to help. Some good news here locally is that Historic Houston has recently re-opened its Salvage Warehouse, which is a great place to find reclaimed materials for your building needs. I love that kind of preservation in action! The warehouse is open Wednesdays-Saturdays from 10am-4pm. Speaking of preservation, Preservation Houston is leading a walking tour of downtown Market Square Park this Sunday, July 15 at 2pm. It’s a great way to teach your kids about Houston’s history firsthand.
I’m always doing workshops, talks, and art activities, so please come out and see me when you can – for a complete list of my upcoming schedule click here.
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. And big congrats to Susan Pain, Ryan Romig, Pam Taylor-Glass, and Mary Ann Marucci who were my likers last week.
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.