Activities for kids May 4 until September 3 - Dinosaurs! at the Houston Zoo presented by Orkin. Houston Zoo - 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Few other words conjure up images of of such strength and power. Thousands of years ago, the huge monsters didn’t just walk the Earth, they ruled it. Houston Zoo 6200 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030. Phone 713-533-6500 http://www.houstonzoo.org Every Thursday in June and July, Gamemeisters 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Come play our games with us! Learn some new ones or challenge a friend to one of your favorites. This is recommended for ages 5-10 and parents are welcome to stay. As an added bonus, all games are 15% off during Gamemeisters. Blue Willow 14532 Memorial Dr Houston, Texas 77079. www.bluewillowbookshop.com
June 11-15 - HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS For the first time ever, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are partnering with fitness club industry leader, 24 Hour Fitness, to host 120 summer skills clinics for youth across the U.S. Designed to take fans ages six to 14 behind the curtain to see the magic behind the Globetrotters’ electrifying basketball skills and tricks, participants will also learn about the importance of staying active and eating healthy. Each clinic will be conducted by current Globetrotter players. Two, three-hour clinics will be held during the following dates and times at these 24 Hour Fitness locations: • 130 W. Parkwood Ave., Friendswood, TX 77546; June 11; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:005:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday in June and July 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm Camp Blue Willow is collecting together our favorite activities and crafts from various books that we love. Each week, we’ll do an activity of some kind aimed at elementary-aged kiddos. This program is geared at elementary-aged children from 1st-5th grades. Blue Willow Bookshop 14532 Memorial Dr Houston, Texas 77079 www.bluewillowbookshop.com
• 5946 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77505; June 12; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:005:00 p.m.
Jun 1-6 - Summer Rockin’ Fun 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM CDT Children’s Museum of Houston 1500 Binz Houston TX 77004 US Phone: (713) 522-1138 http://www.cmhouston.org
June 12 Pinocchio 11:00 a.m – 12:00pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre 6000 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030
June 9- Cinema Alfresco Every second Saturday of every month Vintage Park features a family-friendly flick in the Piazza. Admission is free, and you can enjoy the film while dining on one of our fantastic outdoor patios, or feel free to bring your own blanket or chair for a movie under the stars, but please, no coolers. For more information: www.vintageparkhouston.com
• 1800 Lake Woodlands Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380; June 13-14; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m. • 1550 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 77450; June 15; 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m.
June 28 at 7:00 pm Jodi Picoult and her daughter, Samantha Van Leer, discuss and sign their new book, BETWEEN THE LINES. At Living Word Lutheran Church, 3700 South Mason Road at Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX. www.bluewillowbookshop.com June 31 - Bilingual Storytime Saturday This program includes a combination of stories, finger plays and songs in Spanish and English Ages: 3-6. Free. 10:30am-12:30pm. Event website: http://www.hcpl.net
July 1st - Free Famiily Thursdays The Health Museum 2:00pm - 5:00pm The Health Museum 1515 Hermann Drive Houston, TX 77004. Phone: 713-521-1515 July 4 - Monday Partial Lunar Eclipse The eclipse will be visible throughout most of Asia, Australia, the Pacific Ocean, and the Americas. July 4 - Freedom Over Texas For decades, the Mayor’s Official July 4th Celebration has been a six hour event of festivities and tradition in Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou. It has become Houston’s signature annual event attracting nationally recognized recording artist(s) and, regional and local talent 1113 Vine St Houston, TX 77002 (713) 752-0314 www.houstontx.gov July 4 - A Star-Spangled Salute: Houston Symphony Miller Outdoor Theatre Celebrate Independence Day in style with the Houston Symphony led by Michael Krajewski. Experience Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture as well as a host of all-American favorite tunes at Houston’s Miller Outdoor Theater. Concert is immediately followed by a fireworks display. 100 Concert Drive, Houston, TX 77030 Phone: (713) 284-8351 July 6- Journey Through China II 11 a.m. - Take an amazing “Journey through China” with Dance of Asian America. Visit many of China’s 56 ethnic groups and learn about their cultures, traditions and history. This an interactive program with audience participation.Produced by Dance of Asian America. Miller Outdoor Theatre Texas 77030. www.bluewillowbookshop.com July 6,13,20,27 , Saturday Lunch With An Astronaut Space Center Houston 12:00pm Space Center Houston is now proud to offer you and your family an extraordinary opportunity to spend time with a NASA astronaut. This casual event gives you the opportunity to hear first hand stories from a NASA astronaut while enjoying a cosmic lunch prepared by our
award winning catering staff. http://www. spacecenter.org/lunchwithanastronaut.html July 6,13 - 20, 27 Fireworks Fridays Enjoy the fireworks show over Galveston Bay at 9:30pm. Kemah Boardwalk-9:30pm www.kemahboardwalk.com July 16, 6:00 p.m. - New York Times best selling author Jennifer Weiner will discuss and sign THE NEXT BEST THING. Monday, We will begin handing out line numbers at 5:30 p.m. Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet either author for book personalization, please purchase THE NEXT BEST THING from Blue Willow Bookshop. July 26 - Cirque du Soleil KOOZA IN HOUSTON Sam Houston Race Park www.cirquedusoleil.com July 29 @ 11:59 AM Beat the Heat - For the Love of the Kids Virtual Run - Houston, Texas .Your Favorite Running Route Sunday, A virtual run means you run your favorite route on race day, then, visit the web page and log your run. Through the Hole in the Wall Gang, 100% of the proceeds will support Hole in the Wall Camps, which serve seriously terminally ill children. Run for fun, run to make a difference! www.fortheloveofthekids.com Bugs 3D Daily @ Wortham IMAX Theater at the Museum of Natural Science One Hermann Circle Drive Houston, TX 77030. Website: http://www.hmns.org All summer at the Memorial Athletic Club , Registrations going on NOW! for BOTH Parisi and MAC Kids Summer camps this summer, Summer Youth Aqua Fit and The Learn to Swim Classes. For more information visit www. fitmac.com 14690 Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77079 (281) 497-7570