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. Please enjoy and please share!
Today is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, so I wish all my Jewish readers blessings for today. Atonement and forgiveness are such important concepts in our world community so I hope that even if you aren’t Jewish, you’ll take a moment, scan your life, and see if there is anyone you need to make peace with. Start with yourself! You’ll quickly find your blood pressure lowering and your smiles increasing. By complete accident, I happened to find a website for a very important and relevant film today: PROJECT: FORGIVE. It’s an amazing documentary-in-progress that tackles the subject of forgiveness in a beautiful way. It begins with the story of a mother and her 2 children (all friends of the filmmaker) being killed by a drunk driver…another friend. The widowed husband’s path to forgiveness was so inspiring to filmmaker Shawne Duperon, that she felt compelled to create PROJECT: FORGIVE. Hop online and get involved.
Congrats to new GISH PICKS Facebook page LIKE-er Adriene Solomon, who won a complimentary massage with magical masseuse Liz Keels, LMT. This week’s prize is 2 passes for dance classes at Planet Funk Academy, which offers a lively Saturday morning’s kids’ Hip Hop class as well as a slew of other funky dance ed. So go to Facebook land, find GISH PICKS and hit LIKE. I’ll pick winners from my new fans. Good luck! (P.S. While you’re in Facebook land, please like my page for THE SUMMER BOOK: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS. Many thanks!).
I’ve been busy cooking up a ton of projects – my latest one is “Follow Your Heart: A Transformation Circle for Women” that is meeting on Mondays, 6-8pm at CoInside at 1919 Houston Avenue, near downtown and the Heights and away from the hustle and bustle of traffic. It’s a beautiful new event space that we can’t wait to bring our feminine mama vibes to! Click here and check out other events I’ve got going on, including two workshops and my art show (opening next Thursday night – be there or be square!). And if you want to learn more about Joy Boone’s dream of a Houston Bicycle Museum, tune in to my radio show, ONLY CONNECT: EXPLORING PEOPLE AND PLACES THAT MAKE HOUSTON GREAT tomorrow morning on KPFT 90.1FM from 9:30-10am. We’ll chat and laugh and learn.
I’ve got lots of other fun for you below…a sausage fest, garage sale, and preservation jazz. And this weekend is the very special “eco-Licious Fest” , a celebration of “good taste”, good health, and all that Houston has to offer – for free! It’s a great opportunity to see Houston’s new Green Resource Building Resource Center while enjoying food trucks and vendors, speakers, and artists (especially recycled art). The fun is this Sunday, September 30, noon-4pm.
Have a great week and GO.FIND.FUN.