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Time for Summer Bird Camp!

May 21, 2015

Birds are amazing creatures whose ability to fly has inspired humans to use technology to take to the skies and beyond. Some birds fly thousands of miles as they migrate each year, while others adapt to their local environment year-round. Some are incredible hunters, and other species rely on food they can forage from native plants. The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory hosts a Summer Bird Camp annually for children ages 8-11, where they can learn about the types of birds found in the Texas Gulf Coast area.

This summer camp is educational, and the kids will learn how birds communicate, what they eat, what makes a bird a bird, and more. But they also get to make new friends and participate in bird banding, plus play lots of fun games such as the Bird Olympics. They will also learn to identify various local bird species, and bring home their very own Young Birders Guide. There is a lot to observe within the beautiful grounds of the Observatory, and your kids will love this experience.

The Bird Camp will run from June 8 – 12th from 9 AM – 1 PM on each day that camp is in session. Healthy snacks, juice and water are provided to each camper, along with their Birder’s Guide. The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory is located at 103 West Highway 332 in Lake Jackson. For additional information about the Bird Camp, visit the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory website.

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Farmer’s Market Bike Ride in Houston

May 15, 2015

Bayou City Outdoors invites you to join them on May 30th from 8 AM – Noon for a leisurely bike ride to some of the finest Houston farmers markets. Chat with old friends or make new ones as you pedal through some great Houston neighborhoods, bike trails and side streets. The ride begins with coffee at Onion Creek, a locally owned restaurant offering good food, brews & friends. The destination is 2 or 3 of the best farmers markets in the city, where you can browse for fresh produce, plus homemade bread, jam and other goodies. Houston’s local restaurants are always looking for great ideas and ingredients at the farmers markets – why not enjoy some of those same ingredients with your own family?

The ride is 12-15 miles, but at quite a leisurely pace, with the event lasting for approximately 3 hours. Lunch follows at Onion Creek when the ride concludes. For additional details about the ride and where to get a bike if you need one, visit the Bayou City Outdoors web site. Online registration for the event is also available.

If you love the outdoors and meeting new people, Bayou City Outdoors may be the group for you. In addition to great events such as the bike ride, they also have an outdoor gear loaner program for members, plus new gear demos from manufacturers and sponsors, plus travel opportunities and discounts on tickets to local events. The Farmer’s Market ride is open to the public, but if you’re interested in joining Bayou City Outdoors, information about membership can be found on their website.

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It’s Carnival Time in Houston!

May 8, 2015

When you think of Carnival, inevitably you think of the world-famous celebration held each year in Brazil. But there are so many different cultures that celebrate their own version of carnival. Houston’s version aims to celebrate all those cultures and traditions with its own unique and colorful party. Carnival in Houston draws its identity from the cultures that celebrate life in the grandest style – the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and New Orleans. This year, cultures from all these areas will be represented in the music, dance, costumes and food featured at Carnival. Some of the entertainment line-up for the weekend includes Soca Dancers from the Caribbean, African Dancers, a New Orleans Brass Band, and a Belizean Band.

Parades, costumes, music, color and fun are the theme for the 4-day-weekend event, which is poised to attract over 15,000 attendees in just its 2nd year. Attend the Masquerade Ball and Gala on May 21st from 7PM -2AM for a chance to mingle and delight in the flamboyant costumes. Or, join in on the fun during the Neon Paint Party, to be held from 9 PM – 2 AM on May 22nd. This is a street party with attitude – music, paint, balloons and plenty of fun – don’t forget to wear white! Over 1,200 people will march in the parade on May 23rd from 2 PM – 4 PM, where beautiful floats and costumes enhance the celebration. Complete your weekend on May 24th from 2 PM – 4 PM with a picnic and games. Additional information about Carnival Houston, including how to register for the parade, buy tickets to events, and more, can be found on the Carnival Houston website. Come out and celebrate life and diversity with 15,000 of your neighbors this Memorial Day weekend!

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The Chipper Experience Features Comedy and Magic

May 4, 2015

The Clarion, located at Brazosport College, has announced a performance by two-time “Comedy Magician of the Year”, Chipper Lowell, scheduled for Friday, May 22nd at 7:30 PM. Magic Magazine has called him one of the “Top Funniest Magicians Performing Today”. The show has been hailed by critics as being edgy and hilarious, but still suitable for the whole family. Witness the juggling of medieval weapons, visual magic, unique inventions, and audience-participation in this crazy stage show that has been called the “Specialty Act of the Year”. And, of course, you won’t want to miss the flying turtles!

You’ve seen Chipper Lowell on the CW network’s Masters of Illusion show, now it is your opportunity to see him live at the Clarion – bring the whole family for a great night on the town. Tickets are currently available online, and cost $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for children and students. To purchase tickets, visit the Clarion Box Office online, or in person in the lobby of the Clarion, at 500 College Drive in Lake Jackson. Box office hours are 8-5 (with a lunch break from 12-1) Monday – Thursday, and Friday from 8-12.

The Chipper Experience – Where Comedy & Magic Collide, is a show not to be missed!

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Inaugural Texas Gulf Coast Art Festival Ready to Impress

May 1, 2015

The Gulf Coast region boasts many talented artists, and a new event coming soon to Clute hopes to showcase their creative work. The Texas Gulf Coast Art Festival is set to kick off this year in May at the Center for the Arts & Sciences, with 100 of the finest artists from the region, and the potential for additional traveling artists from around the country to participate.

Featured artists will display and sell their beautiful creations, including works in media such as:

  • Wooden furniture
  • Photography
  • Paintings
  • Jewelry
  • Clay sculptures
  • Metal works

Art is the centerpiece, but not the entirety, of this new festival. Attendees will also be treated to live music and entertainment at the music stage throughout the event. And what festival would be complete without a full lineup of delicious food options. There will even be an activity tent for the kids with games and other hands-on activities to make the day fun for all.

The inaugural Arts Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th, with hours from 10 AM – 6 PM on Saturday and 11 AM – 4 PM on Sunday. The Center for the Arts & Sciences is located at 400 College Blvd. in Clute. Additional information about the festival can be found on the Center for the Arts & Sciences website. Come out, have a great day with your friends and family, and select that perfect new one-of-a-kind treasure.

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