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!
Are you still needing summer camp help? Doncha worry -- many camps still have openings as you can see in our latest curated guide to camps, here. If you want a list of over 200 camps to choose from, click here to access THE SUMMER BOOK® ONLINE: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS, a guide I’ve been producing since 2003. Or you can remember my new web page: www.daycampshouston.com – pass it on and tell your friends. I’ll also be highlighting CAMP PICKS on my 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.
We are all about politics in the United States this month, with the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Both have been very exciting (in different ways!) – I hope that you have watched some of them with your kids in between summer fun. I was curious about the best ways to introduce kids to this crazy process of ours and ran across this website – Congress for Kids – that is a great tool for teaching children about how we go from candidates to presidents. Try it out! I’ll bet you’ll learn many things along the way (ahem, I didn’t do so hot on some of the tests). If you’d like to get involved in a more personal way, join me in becoming a Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar. All the information about that is here and there are plenty of training sessions over the next several weeks. I’m offering rides to the polls in my Phoenix Rising Art Car on Election Day (November 8) – perhaps you can offer to take people in your neighborhood? And no matter your party persuasion, you have to admit it’s a historic year, with our first female presidential candidate! I’m so grateful our kids can see this day finally coming.
This week’s VIDEO PICK is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by the one and only New York musician Bobby McFerrin. It’s summertime – need I say more?! Watch for the cameo with Robin Williams, a bittersweet moment for sure.
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Have a great week, love one another, please share this, and GO.FIND.FUN.