Posted on Mar 9, 2012 | Tagged in: Houston , family , events , community
Horticulture the science and industry of cultivating plants. People who work in horticulture try to improve the quality, crop yields, and nutritional value of a wide variety of florae.
According to Rodeo Houston, the Houston Horticulture Competition provides Texas youth the opportunity to showcase their talents in several contests, including floral arrangement, container-grown plants, cut specimens, photography and landscaping. Visit the second floor of the Reliant Center to view the work of these talented artists, also be sure to visit the landscape entries in Kid's Country.
Posted on Mar 1, 2012 | Tagged in: Humble ISD , Humble , events , entertainment , education
The Humble ISD/Lone Star College-Kingwood Fine Arts Festival will take place April 27 and 28. Currently the program is in need of volunteers for two hour shifts during the festival. The festival allows student club members to work together and satisfy requirements for community service hours and for teachers to gain professional development hours.
There will be creative art stations for students to make art, student musical performances, art displays from Humble ISD students, and more. The annual festival is made possible by volunteers, local businesses and organizations. It also includes a silent auction to support next year’s festival.
Posted on Feb 23, 2012 | Tagged in: Humble , family , events , entertainment
The 32nd Annual Good Oil Days Festival begins on Saturday, April 7. Arts and Crafts booths will be located on five blocks of Main Street in Humble set up back-to-back right down the middle of the street. Naturally, there will be plenty of amazing handmade goods available for purchase.
Tasty food will be available throughout the festival and beverages will be available in several booths set up at convenient locations. The ever popular Kids Corner will be just for your young ones. They will be able to play fun games and get artistic with different crafts. Come enjoy this festival and you will have a wonderful time!
Posted on Feb 17, 2012 | Tagged in: Houston , family , events , entertainment , community
Artists and art lovers are invited to attend the sixth annual Midtown Art in the Park, 1702 Elgin event April 14th from 10 AM to 6 PM. This annual art festival will have local art, live music, and delicious food vendors.
The art mediums will include photography, painting, pottery, sculpture, jewlery, hand blown glass and more. According to their website, this fine art festival featuring local and regional artists selling their original creations along a quarter mile walking path that meanders through Elizabeth Baldwin Park. Towering oak trees, picnic and game tables, signature Midtown benches, a children’s playground and a Heritage Gazebo make this festival a unique urban event. Patrons enjoy the opportunity to stroll along shaded paths lined with artists showing their original works.
Posted on Feb 9, 2012 | Tagged in: Houston , healthcare , Harris County , community
Memorial Hermann has received the Texas Hospital Association's Bill Aston Award for Quality in its category. This award is given to recognize hospitals that improve quality and patient outcomes in measurable ways and through the use of evidence-based patient care initiatives.
These changes stem from a challenge to Michael Shabot, chief medical officer, to bring Memorial Hermann to a zero Hospital Acquired Infection Rate and make sustainable, substantial changes for all Memorial Hermann hospitals. Shabot commissioned a 50-person task force to determine how to meet the challenge. Memorial Hermann Healthcare Systems began implementing new responsibilities for infection control, comprehensive reporting measures, monthly operational reviews, self-assessments and strategic plans. It also upgraded its electronic medical record system and other key systems.
Posted on Feb 2, 2012 | Tagged in: tips , Kingwood , going green , environment
The first signs of spring are the beautiful yellow blooms from the forsythia bush. The winter is passed; the soil is warming and ready to be seeded with spring vegetables. Join the Kingwood Garden Center, 1216 Stonehollow Drive for a lecture on spring garden vegetables.
Tom LeRoy and Bill Adams, authors of their new book the "Southern Kitchen Garden" will discuss the various points of Spring gardening. The authors will also have their previous publications "The Lone Star Gardener's Book of Lists" and "The Texas Tomato Lover's Handbook" available for purchase and book signing. Adams is a regular contributor and photographer for Neil Sperry's Gardens Magazine and to Mother Earth News. LeRoy is a Master Gardener with degrees in horticulture and plant breeding from Texas A&M University.
Story time is a wonderfully intimate time between parent and child; it is also a very critical time for children. Reading helps develop their language skills and attention spans. A group story time allows little ones to learn group dynamics. Story time also teaches grown ups and older children how to communicate with little ones.
Kingwood Library invites children to story time each Wednesday and Thursday. Infant story is Wednesday at 10am for those up to 15 months. Toddler story time is Wednesdays at 11am and Thursdays at 10am for children ages 16 to 36 months. Preschool story time is Thursdays at 11am for children ages 3 - 5 years old. Each week the children get to enjoy songs, stories, and other activities!
Posted on Jan 19, 2012 | Tagged in: Lone Star College , Kingwood , education
The students at Lone Star College Kingwood’s campus television station earned four Marcom Awards for four out of five entries. This is a global competition where the students put their work up against students from around the world.
The students submission received a platinum award, gold award, and two honorable mentions. The platinum award was for their entry title “Inspired”, which highlighted inspiring quotes from famous people incorporated with a video montage of the campus. The piece will be viewed by the Lone Star Board of Trustees in February.
Posted on Jan 13, 2012 | Tagged in: Specials & Promotions , Coventry Homes
Coventry Homes has announced their Red Tag Sales Event. For a limited time, home buyers can take advantage of great Red Tag savings on all homes. Buyers will also receive up to 50% off many of Coventry's popular decorator packages including beautiful wood or tile flooring, name-brand appliances and more. As a finishing touch, now through the end of the month, Coventry Homes will add window blinds for your entire home.
Visit today to take advantage of RED TAG savings, this won't last long. Learn more at CoventryHomes.com/redtag.
Posted on Jan 12, 2012 | Tagged in: sports , Kingwood , Houston , family , events , community
Get fit this year with the YMCA at Lake Houston. On Saturday, January 14 the Y will host an open house free to the community.
Join them for a day of fun family activities, group exercise classes, prizes, and more. According to their website, the first fifty guests will receive a complimentary YMCA workout towel. They will be offering free registration fees during the month of January.