On April 27, 2012 watch and hear professional and student musicians perform jazz! Although there will be performances all evening, at 7:30 PM there will be a Feature Concert by The Texas Music Festival Jazz Project.
On April 28, 2012 professional guitarists and jazz ensembles will also perform and teach master classes at the Katy Guitar Festival. The Feature Concert that day will be performed by The Brad Leali Sextet at 7:30PM.
Renowned artists will also have their art on display sponsored by ARTkaty.
The location on both days for this wonderful event is the Katy High School Performing Arts Center located at 6331 Highway Boulevard in Katy, Texas.
For additional information, to watch a promotional video, to purchase tickets, and to see a list of performers, check out www.westhoustonjazz.com.
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
This business is truly created from the heart. The mission of this organization is stated as follows:
“To value all life as we work daily to represent Christ’s love in the flesh.
To provide a stable, secure environment where families can learn the importance, as well as the joy, value and benefits of physically playing together.
To educate the community of the beauty of true diversity of mind, body and spirit in all aspects of life.”
The Creator’s Kids will offer classes and teams for ages 5-13, as well as supervised socials and teams for ages 14-21. Its goal is to be inclusive of all individuals despite diversity, and is initially directed towards children that are home-schooled. However, this program may be utilized by area schools. A sampling of the classes are art, music, and home economics. The clubs will include drama, vocal and creative dance.
Founders, Lisa and Brian Goff, are the parents of three adopted special needs children.
The Texas Renaissance Festival is an activity I look forward to attending every year! Where else can one walk around dressed as a Princess or a Knight in Shining Armour while eating a huge turkey leg? And what’s more… so is everybody else! However, dressing up in costumes and the wonderful food are only the tip of the iceberg. There are pony rides, jousting competitions, theatrics, booths selling Renaissance paraphernalia, a circus, dancing, fireworks, music and magic. Themed weekends include: Oktoberfest – October 8- 9 1001 Dreams – October 15 – 16 Pirate Adventure – October 22 – 23 All Hallows Eve – October 29 – 30 Roman Bacchanal – November 5 – 6 Celtic Christmas – November 25 – 27
Go to the www.texrenfest.com/buy-tickets for ticket information.
Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 with the adoption of resolution A/RES/54/120, this day commemorates the achievements of the world’s youth and encourages their participation in enhancing society. It is a United Nations day of observance that targets young people between the ages of 15 and 24.This year’s International Youth Day (IYD) theme is “Change Our World.” The goal is to encourage youth to make contributions to their communities. The ten areas of focus are starvation, poverty, education, employment, health, drug exploitation, childhood felony, recreational events, young women with children, and the environment. In New York City over 2,000 youth will join together for activities, music and performances. Many other countries hold celebrations as well.
Go here for more info.
Expose your children to music, and provide them with skills for life – creativity, coordination, and even higher cognitive function.
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch has announced the return of the popular “Mondays with Mommy” series and partnership with Kindermusik with Kathy & Friends.
“Mondays with Mommy” will be held on the second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. The series is designed for preschoolers, parents and playgroups. The program schedule is subject to change.
Events will take place in Heritage Square, weather permitting, and include a destination-themed craft project.
2011 “Mondays with Mommy: Passport to Fun” Schedule:
April 11 – Over in the Meadow
May 7 – Special Presentation: A Concert for Mom (2 – 5 p.m.)
May 9 – Zoo Train
June 20 – Surf’s Up! (Please note date change to third Monday.)
July 4 – Special Presentation: LaCenterra’s BIG Backyard Barbecue and Fireworks Display (5:30 – 9:30 p.m.)
July – August – No programs scheduled
September 12 – Carnival of Fun
October 10 – Down on Grandpa’s Farm
November 14 – A-Camping We Will Go
December 12 – North Pole, Here We Come!
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