Join us for the very first FotoFest receptions in Katy! March 23 – 4 exhibition openings in one night!
Exhibiting artists include: FATIMA DONALDSON, PAOLA ISOLA, NELL BEDNARZ, KELLY RICHARDS, KEN OSBORNE, & TOM HAYMES
Begin the evening at the MKT Railroad Museum, continue to Tradition Bank – Pin Oak, then on to Salt & Pepper Restaurant and finish at the Hilton Garden Inn!
6 PM – MKT RAILROAD MUSEUM & VISITORS CENTER
6:30 PM – TRADITION BANK – Pin Oak Rd location
7 PM – SALT & PEPPER RESTAURANT
8 PM – HILTON GARDEN INN – Katy Mills
These exhibitions are part of the Fourteenth International Biennial of Photography and FotoFest 2012 Biennial Participating Spaces!
Those of you further out or coming from out of town: Our Katy Mills hotels are offering discounts to FotoFest 2012 attendees! Use the discount code FOTOFEST 2012 when making your reservation Hilton Garden Inn, Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn, Springhill Suites, Best Western, & Marriott Residence Inn.
Exhibitions run from MARCH 16 – APRIL 29 and are open to the public!
Firethorne’s Model Park I and II are located east of FM 1463 on Pinpoint Crossing Drive and Iron Point Court, respectively. Model Park I features three two-story homes on 70-foot lots by Coventry Homes, Perry Homes and Highland Homes. Perry Homes and Highland Homes each built homes on 80-foot lots to comprise Model Park II. Firethorne’s Model Park III, which includes the master-planned community’s latest model homes to be completed, is located in Firethorne West on Power Ridge Drive. Its six homes (one two-story and five one-story), built by Ashton Woods, Highland Homes, M/I Homes, Perry Homes (two houses) and Plantation Homes, are situated on 50- and 60-foot lots.
For more information, go to http://www.firethorne.info or call 281-693-1010. To visit Firethorne, take I-10 West and exit Pin Oak to FM 1463.
January 27 is the United Nations International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. It honors those who died and suffered as a result of the Holocaust, with the hope that such remembrance will prevent future genocide. On January 27, 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, the largest Nazi death camp where more than one million people died, was liberated by Soviet troops. Although most of the people murdered there were Jewish, in addition, Poles, Gypsies, Soviets, homosexuals, the disabled, and political and religious opponents were killed there. The Holocaust Museum Houston located at 5401 Caroline Street, is sponsoring a free program at the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater from 10am – 11am. It will highlight Giorgio Perlasca, an Italian who posed as a Spanish diplomat in order to intervene on behalf of Hungarian Jews.
Did you know that Texas is home to three presidential libraries?
This is more than any other state in the United States!
Presidential libraries contain important historical documents and artifacts, as well as museums that sponsor educational programs.
For history buffs, like the members of my family, these are wonderful places to visit and learn.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive West
College Station, Texas. 77845 979-691-4000 http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu
A current special exhibit runs from September 1, 2011 to July 29, 2012, and is entitled “Headed to the White House.” It is an interactive exhibit that includes includes hands-on activities that explore the presidential election process from primaries through inauguration.
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78705 512-721-0169 http://www.lbjlibrary.org/
Beginning December 2011, the LBJ Library will be undergoing a major redesign that will culminate in a grand opening scheduled for December 2012. Its exhibits will incorporate new technology with interactive elements. Most of the present library, however, will remain open to the public during this redesign.
George W. Bush Presidential Library
1725 Lakepointe Drive
Lewisville, Texas 75057 972-353-0545 www.georgewbushlibrary.gov
Lewisville, Texas is the temporary location for the presidential library and is not open to the public.The permanent Presidential Center will be located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas and is expected to be dedicated and opened to the public in 2013.
New Year’s Noon is Houston’s longest-running New Year’s Eve celebration just for kids! This end-of-year bash rings in the New Year at the stroke of noon with a parade and shimmering ball drop, just like they do in Times Square! Kids don’t have to stay up till midnight to celebrate! Welcome the New Year kid-style and stick around for our after party!
New Year’s Noon is included with $8 general admission; it’s FREE for Museum Members!
SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVENTS:
New Year’s Eve Parade with High Steppers New Orleans Style Brass Band: Dance to jazzy tunes as the High Steppers lead our exciting New Year’s parade throughout the museum!
Parade begins: 11:30a.m.
Brilliant Ball Drop and Countdown: Watch as we celebrate the beginning of a new year just like they do on TV!
Countdown begins at 11:45 a.m.
After Party with DJ Zin: Stick around as we leap into the New Year and dance the afternoon away!
Event Time: Noon in the Allen Family Courtyard following ball drop.
ON-GOING NEW YEAR’S NOON BASH ACTIVITIES:
New Year LED Masks: Start off the New Year with a bright, new look and outlook at the Inventor’s Workshop.
Sound Sandwich: Make some holiday noise! Manipulate craft sticks, straws, and rubber bands into a noise maker that uses vibration to create noise at Science Station.
Straw Oboe: Turn an ordinary straw into an extraordinary oboe at Science Station.
Alka Seltzer Rockets: Shoot on over to Science Station to blast off a film canister rocket and salute the New Year.
NEW YEAR’S EVE HOURS:
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Countdown to NOON begins at 11:45 a.m.
Museum closed on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1
Museum OPEN Monday, January 2
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