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!
Ah, milestones. This time of year is full of them: kids coming home from summer camps, the first day of school, the last summer ______ (party, swim, trip!), and the reminder that we are all growing older and that time is precious. As you travel this road with your kiddos remember the wise words my mom said: “The days are long but the years are short.” Savor every moment, take photos on the first day of school, pack sweet notes in their lunches, cry a little (or a lot!), and know that you are not alone. I comfort myself with one of my favorite poems this time of year – “The Lanyard.” Take a moment to read it – maybe it’ll help you!
My heart goes out to the people of Louisiana and especially Baton Rouge and the flood damage they are dealing with. Of course we know how that is all too well. If any of you want to help, the best way is by donating money -- to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, the United Way of Southeast Louisiana or by texting LAFLOODS to 90999 to donate $10.
Aren’t the Rio Olympics a blast?! We are having so much fun watching them – especially the swimming, track and field, volleyball, and gymnastics. I’m super excited about the two Simones, both from the Houston area (Simone Biles is from Spring and Simone Manuel is from Sugar Land). How cool is that? Here’s a nice article about their record-breaking, race barrier-breaking lives. This week’s VIDEO PICK is the NBC promo for the Rio Olympics – it’s the inspiring song “Rise” by Katy Perry and features cameos of many of this year’s champions. Enjoy!
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Have a great week, love one another, please share this, and GO.FIND.FUN.