Posted on Oct 12, 2012 | Tagged in: events , entertainment
The Texas Contemporary Art Fair is set for October 18 – 21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, including an art preview on Thursday, October 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. that benefits the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston.
The Contemporary Art Fair features presentations from 65 galleries showcasing contemporary work from the most innovative, progressive and driven artists from around the world.
The art fair schedule is as follows:
- Friday, October 19 – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 20 – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, October 21 – noon to 6:00 p.m.
One-day tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. A three-day pass is $35 in advance, $40 at the door.
Posted on Oct 5, 2012 | Tagged in: Kingwood , events , entertainment
As the weather cools down and the leaves begin to change, residents are able to enjoy the fall festivities around the city. Fall is the perfect time for hayrides, corn mazes and outdoor family fun. There are several venues throughout Harris County featuring pumpkin patches and other autumn-themed entertainment for people of all ages.
- Good Shepherd Church Fall Festival – Good Shepherd Episcopal Church is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy live music from local Texas bands as well as the Good Shepherd school children and choir. Children can enjoy an obstacle course, moonwalks, face painting, ponies and a pumpkin patch. For more information, visit http://goodshepherdkingwood.org.
- Oktoberfest Luncheon - Celebrate Oktoberfest at May Community Center on Thursday, October 18 at 11 a.m. as Kenny James entertains with the sounds of German and Czech accordion music. Traditional sausage, sauerkraut, and German potato salad are provided for a $5 suggested donation. Bring a favorite complimentary dessert to share. To sign up, call 281-324-3373 or stop by the Center at 2100 Wolf Rd in Huffman.
- Phobia Haunted House — Phobia Haunted House has eight separate attractions. Tickets to Mind Control, 3D Clown Phobia, Claustrophobia, Darke Institute and Dawn of the Machine can be purchased individually with prices ranging from $13 to $50, while Darke World, Fowler’s Woods and Mania can all be seen with the purchase of one ticket, at $30. The haunted house is open now until Nov. 3 at 11 p.m. and located at 18777 Hwy. 290. For details, visit www.darke.com.
- Screamworld — Voted one of America’s top haunts, Screamworld offers five different attractions included in one ticket. Guests begin the tour outside in the Maze of Maniacs before entering the Haunted Hotel, the Edge of Darkness, Jake’s Slaughterhouse and finally, the Zombie Graveyard. Tickets are $25 (online), $35 (fast pass, at door) and $29 (fast pass, online). Screamworld is located at 2225 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. For information and hours, visit www.screamworld.com.
- Nightmare on the Bayou — Located near Houston’s oldest graveyard, Nightmare on the Bayou claims to be the only haunted house in the city with real ghosts. Multiple attractions are featured on more than 15,000 square feet of property. Each year, more is added to the haunted house to keep patrons guessing. This attraction is open until Nov. 3 and located at 1515 Studemont St., Houston. Tickets are $32 (regular), $45 (VIP, front of the line) and $27 (Sundays, family night). For details, visit www.nightmareonthebayou.com.
Posted on Sep 25, 2012 | Tagged in: Kingwood , family
The Kingwood Garden Center invites area families for a little fun in the spirit of the fall season with a coloring contest, face painting and more during its Festive Fun for Kids open house on Saturday, October 20th beginning at 10 am.
Children up to 10 years in age can enjoy the coloring contest. Prizes will be awarded to children in categories 8-10 years old; 5 -7 years old; and 5 and under. The “One Acre Farm” is a mobile farm of friendly animals for kids of all ages to enjoy.
Be sure to browse the gift shop for fall decorating inspiration. The Kingwood Garden Center is located on 1216 Stonehollow Drive. Visit, www.Kingwoodgardencenter.com for more information.
Posted on Sep 17, 2012 | Tagged in: Kingwood , environment
The large green roll-off recycling containers located at the Kingwood Metro Park & Ride will be moved from the northwest corner near the Kingwood community center back to their original location at the southeast corner of the Park & Ride. The move comes with the completion of the community center, as the northwest corner will be used for overflow parking.
Houston City Council Member for District E Mike Sullivan said, "Service hours will remain the same, and the variety of materials collected will not change. This logistical move is nothing more than putting things back where they originally were. With the opening of the community center, our master plan is now complete.
Sullivan said he has long been a supporter of recycling initiatives in the city and has championed increased recycling service at the Kingwood Park & Ride lot on weekends.
"Our Friday, Saturday and Sunday recycling has been tremendously successful, he said. "Our residents should be proud of the community's high level of participation and the fact that more materials are being diverted from landfills which preserves their longevity."
Posted on Sep 12, 2012 | Tagged in: Kingwood , events , entertainment
The 2012 Metro Cooking Houston event promises to be a foodie’s haven with a splash of appearances by celebrity chefs on September 15th and 16th. Paula Deen, Giada de Laurentiis and Jacques Pepin are among the personalities scheduled to appear at the Reliant Center show.
Last year the event drew 11,000 attendees. This year the two-day food-lover’s event will feature hundreds of exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, tastings, workshops, book signings, and appearances by various Food Network celebrities.
Tickets are priced from $24.50 for general admission to $400 for a unique VIP experience.
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Posted on Sep 10, 2012 | Tagged in: Untagged
Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, 22306 Aldine Westfield Road is an oasis of serenity and natural beauty along Cypress Creek, a horticultural masterpiece. These 300 acres of East Texas Piney Woods showcase the region’s largest collection of native and cultivated plants. A living museum home to a wealth of animal life.
Children's Story Time in the Garden will read "The 13 Nights of Halloween" by Guy Vasilovich at its next meeting on Monday October 15th at 10:30am The children's librarian at Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library will share her favorite nature book with the children and their parents the third Monday of each month.
To learn more visit the Garden online and become a volunteer in these beautiful gardens.
Posted on Aug 30, 2012 | Tagged in: Untagged
The Lake Houston Family YMCA and the Houston Police Department Bike Patrol want the kids in the Kingwood communities to begin their school year safer by offering a Bicycle Safety Day. September 8 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 W. Lake Houston Parkway.
Parents are invited to bring their children and their bikes to the YMCA pavilion and participate in the bicycle safety course designed to help teach children bicycle safety rules.
HPD bike patrol officers will be on hand to conduct the course as well as offer bike identification engraving. The first 250 kids to attend will receive a free bike helmet provided by Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. There will be popcorn, moonwalk, face painting, Twinkles the Clown, refreshments and music to add to the festivities.
The YMCA will have information available on the YMCA fall programs including after school child care, youth sports, holiday camps, ballet, taekwondo, swim lessons and Y Guides and Princess program. Participate in a fun interactive bingo game and have your name entered in a drawing for a one-year city wide YMCA membership, a value of more than $1,000.
Posted on Aug 10, 2012 | Tagged in: Untagged
The American Needlepoint Guild is an educational, non-profit organization with the purpose of educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint.
The Lake Houston Chapter hosts their meetings on the second Thursday of every month! The next meeting is Thursday September 13th at the Chevron Company 1826 Kingwood Drive. The Lake Houston Chapter is open and caters to all members of the community including Oakhurst residents at every skill level from beginner to master crafter!
According to Emma Maas, a Lake Houston Guild member, "We have members who are beginners, and we have members who have been doing it for years. We usually have either a project, a speaker or an instructional video at our meetings. We also have a show and tell. We bring what we've finished and show it to the other members, followed by a very short business meeting."
Posted on Aug 3, 2012 | Tagged in: sports , Houston , events
The Gym, 2325 Atascocita Road near Kingwood, will hold a Future 150 basketball camp for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders on August 11 and 12 and August 18 and 19. This exclusive camp ranks the talent coming into high school basketball.
The "Top 40" players from the camp earn a JrFuture150.com profile with a bio, analysis, photo and star rating. "Top 20" players in the Junior Camp will receive their own feature article at JrFuture150.com. The top players will be included in camp rankings, with the elite players entering into the national rankings system. Only a select number of spots are available.
Posted on Aug 2, 2012 | Tagged in: events
Coventry Homes has extended their Beat the Heat Sales Event!
Beat the Heat when you purchase a new home by Coventry Homes through August 31, 2012 and receive 2 years of No Electric Bills. It will be the Coolest thing you do all Year!!!