WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
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Is it fall or is it winter? The temperature has only dropped ten degrees and there are beautiful fall colors everywhere. But it’s almost December so my mind tells me it’s winter. Either way, I must admit that I’m dragging my heels as it gets closer to the long holidays. I need more time to get everything done! Is there room on my calendar for the slew of holiday parties?! What presents should I buy/make/mail? In the midst of the chaos, perhaps we all can make a pledge to do as Alexandra Stoddard told me via a magnet: “Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process.” Wise words indeed!
What words of wisdom do you have for the holidays? Hop onto GISH PICKS and let us know. While you’re there, please LIKE our page and you’ll be eligible to win passes for groovy dance classes from Planet Funk Academy. This week’s winner is Miri Wilkins – thanks for the love! And if you want to stay up on summer fun, go to THE SUMMER BOOK®: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES and LIKE it as well. Believe it or not, as I write this, I’m putting together THE SUMMER BOOK® 2013 so if you’re the director of a summer camp program and want to make sure it’s in my book, please contact me. It’s looking great so far and will be for sale starting early March.
Ok, so we don’t usually get snow but we do have two outdoor skating rinks! Discovery Green has opened their annual outdoor ice skating rink as has The Woodlands. Always thinking of others, the Orange Show is kicking off the season with a toy drive and concert this Saturday, December 1 and the Houston Fire Department and KPRC-TV are hosting an ongoing toy drive through December 18. The City of Houston is also hosting a toy drive this Friday; see below for details. And this sounds fun: Main Street Theater is hosting an old-fashioned Christmas party this Saturday at 11:45am in conjunction with their production of “A Little House Christmas” -- kids will get to make pretzels log cabins and bob for apples.
One note before I start PICK-ing: if you’re wanting to get some shopping done while your kids are out of your hair, sign them up for my special self-portrait art workshop, WONDERFUL ME!, that will be next Saturday, December 8, 10am-noon at Body Mind & Soul, conveniently close to Highland Village. It’s a great way to shop while the kids are having fun and getting to know themselves better.
Have a great week, be kind to others, and GO.FIND.FUN.