I made the first pledge from Katy, Texas, by pledging to read at least one Dr. Seuss book everyday for two weeks to my granddaughter, Carina! Join me!
On March 2nd, parents, teachers and students will make a special effort to promote reading. This day celebrates the birthday of beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss, by encouraging reading.
Read Across America Day was founded in 1997 by the National Education Association (NEA), which is an organization that represents teachers and education support professionals.
The book, “The Lorax,” will be featured this year, and the NBC/ Universal film, “The Lorax,” will be released on March 2nd to kick off the Read Across America campaign. The 2012 theme is green.
Log ontowww.readacrossamerica.org and pledge an activity to commemorate this day and to encourage reading in your community.
Also, if you purchase books through betterworldbooks.com, another book will be donated to charity.
Pull out your coziest pajamas and start planning for National Family Pajama Night! Created by The Company Store as a tribute to families and to celebrate their 100th anniversary, they will be donating $20,000 worth of new pajamas and books to their United States non-for-profit company which benefits children in need once they receive 20,000 pledges of participation. So, get your craft supplies, cooking utensils, DVDs, board games, and books out to celebrate a fun evening of togetherness and register your participation at The Company Store’s PJ Night website.
Zest in the West is a three-day event that celebrates food, beer and wine in west Houston. Zest in the West is in its fourth year of supporting the West Houston Leadership Institute and The Houston West Chamber of Commerce. The Grand Zesting hosts a live and silent auction to raise money for scholarships to the institute. The two day Zestival is an outdoor event for family and friends featuring Live Music, Food Trucks, Wine & Beer sampling, and a Kidz Zone.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hilton Houston Westchase
9999 Westheimer Road
Tickets are $45 for general admission and $75 for VIP entry.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Great Indoors Front Lot
10496 Katy Freeway in Houston
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $35 for VIP entry.
Children 12 and under are free.
Parking is free in the surrounding Great Indoors parking lot.
For more information, go to www.zestinthewest.com or call (713) 557-5732.
iOle! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Fiesta!
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library is having a Festival with crafts, dancing, and food. There is no registration required, and all ages are welcome. The party will be held on Saturday, September 17th, from 1PM-4PM.
1815 Westgreen Boulevard
Katy, TX 77450
Rosenberg’s Hispanic Heritage Day will also take place on Saturday, September 17th, from 10 AM-6PM. The downtown Rosenberg event will feature Mariachi bands, dance performances, and cultural exhibits throughout the day. The Fort Bend Hispanic Heritage Forum will have a booth and is helping the City coordinate activities and entertainment throughout the event. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, and the Art League of Fort Bend and Gulf Coast Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists will be on hand with exhibits and displays.
800 3rd Street
Rosenberg, TX 77471
Morton Ranch High School Performing Arts Center is holding their Seventh Annual Latin Fest on Friday, September 23rd from 7PM-10PM. This Latin Cultural/Talent show presents the dancing, singing and culture of every Latin country along with Special Guests, Tati Soleil, Grupo Azendado, and 104.9 FM Tú Música! Tickets go on sale September 19 at the school during lunch for $5, and are also available at the door for $7. All proceeds go towards the MRHS Latinos Unidos Scholarship Fund. Any student who participates in the show then becomes eligible for a scholarship. If you would like to make a donation towards the scholarship fund or have any questions, please contact Romulo Crespo at RomuloECrespo@Katyisd.org
21000 Franz Rd.
Katy, TX 77449
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