Do you love to barbecue as much as I love to barbecue? It is some of my favorite food! May is a great month to kick off the season with some grilled or smoked foods. Whenever my father-in-law visits us from Florida, his first request is always to go out to a restaurant for Texas barbecue! Some of the best restaurants in our area for this are:
Red River BBQ & Grill
1711 S Mason Road
606 South Mason Road
Spring Creek Barbeque
21000 Katy Freeway
The City Council of the City of Katy, Texas proclaimed it. All across Houston and Katy, kids aged 5-17 will be selling lemonade from their lemonade stands in order to learn about business.
Houstonian Michael Hothouse founded Lemonade Day in 2007 as a kids business education program with the theme, “Build a Stand. Spark a Dream.” With a goal of 100 cities with one million registered youths having lemonade stands by 2013, currently 31 cities across the United States and Canada participate! For more information check out www.LemonadeDay.org.
Governor Rick Perry proclaimed May 5-13 Texas Travel and Tourism Week in honor of the Texas travel industry’s contribution to the economic health of Texas.
In 2011, an estimated 208.3 million domestic travelers visited Texas destinations. Total travel spending in Texas was more than $63 billion in 2011, an increase of 10% over 2010 and the highest level of spending recorded to date!
The Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas will kick off U.S. Travel Rally Day on May 8 with entertainment and speakers.
However, a little closer to home, we plan to visit Galveston Island . On Sunday, May 6, the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau will offer a 50% discount on admission to Moody Gardens, the Lone Star Flight Museum, the Texas Seaport Museum and 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, as well as five other popular venues.
CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital will host Katy and west Houston’s second annual LiveWell Women’s Conference on Thursday, May 24, 2012, 7:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside and will feature 16 breakout sessions led by top physicians and other community experts in their fields.
This year’s key note speaker is Best-Selling Author and Lifestyle Coach Marilu Henner. The fun-filled conference will feature diverse workshops such as:
Making Your Bedroom a Sanctuary
Dress Yourself Skinny
Latest Advances on Breast Health: From Self-Checks to Survival
In addition, Platinum Sponsor MD Anderson Cancer Center is hosting a session Eat Healthy: Swap this for That, which will teach you how to make better food choices to maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk of cancer.
Early registration is now through May 4 for $50. Regular registration is from May 5-18 for $70. Attendees also can register the day of the event, May 24, for $75.
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