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. My business grows by word-of-mouth from people like YOU!
The fabu City Hall Farmer’s Market is open again for business today – if you haven’t been, I highly recommend you check it out. It’s a lively atmosphere with music, food demos, and plenty of locally-grown fresh fruits and veggies as well as healthy choices for lunch-to-go. It’s another gorgeous day so git on down there! Speaking of healthy, I enjoyed a meeting Monday night at the City of Houston Green Building Resource Center with Healthy Child Healthy World CEO Gigi Lee Change, who showed us this great video promoting less chemicals for kids. Steve Amos, Executive Director of Green Ribbon Schools was also there talking about how to create a greener environment that is seamless from home to school. I suggest you check out both organizations as they have plenty of ideas for raising healthier kids.
It’s “National Anti-Bully Month” and DoSomething.org is getting kids excited about taking action. Read on and be inspired to create something with YOUR kids. And I just learned that the film BULLY is coming out on DVD next year. I didn’t get to see it when it hit town, but will most definitely purchase it. Another DVD, HAPPY, also addresses the issue of bullying in a very poignant way (alongside the topic of happiness, of course!); it’s available on DVD now. The more we can educate our kids about this tough topic, the better they can handle it.
Are you looking for women in community? I’ve been having a great time with mamas and other women at our newly-formed FOLLOW YOUR HEART: A TRANSFORMATION CIRCLE and would love for YOU to join us! We meet on Mondays from 6-8pm at the lovely CoInside meeting space and so far, we’ve been busy plotting our dreams, finding ourselves, and laughing with new friends. It’s only $10 to get a focused exercise and more fun than a barrel of monkeys (drop-ins welcome…). How does it get better than that?!
Congrats to new GISH PICKS Facebook page LIKE-er Elyse Cyr, who won 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. Want to win your own passes? Go to Facebook land, find GISH PICKS, and hit LIKE. I’ll pick winners from my new fans so 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!).
Have a great week and GO.FIND.FUN.