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Parents: Some programs require tickets and/or reservations, always contact event locations to confirm times and requirements. May 1, 2 & 4 • Toddlertime • 10:10am • 0-3 yrs. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 May 1, 2 & 4 • Preschool Storytime • 10:45am • 3-6 yrs. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 May 1 • Toddler Story Time • 10:15am- 10:45am • Ticket required. Free tickets will be passed out 15 minutes before each story time • 0-2yrs • Helen Hall Library • leaguecitylibrary.org • 281-554-1111 May 1 • Free First Tuesday Afternoon at the Zoo • 2:00pm • The Houston Zoo will offer free admission to our guests on the first Tuesday of every month from 2 p.m. until closing. • houstonzoo.org • 713-533-6500 May 1 • Family Night • 5:30pm7:30pm • Penny Annie, the clown, will provide tons of smiles and giggles. • Chick-fil-A League City Towne Center • cfarestaurant.com/leaguecitytownecenter • 281-337-1898 May 1 • Princess Night with Sleeping Beauty • 5:00pm- 7:00pm • Spend a magical evening with Sleeping Beauty. Dress up and each little girl will

receive her very own princess wand! • Free • All • Chick-fil-A of Clear Lake Shores/Kemah • 321 FM 2094 • Kemah • chick-fil-a.com/clearlakeshores • 281-535-1550 May 1 • Pajama Night Story Time • 6:30pm- 7:00pm • Ticket required. Free tickets will be passed out 15 minutes before each story time • Helen Hall Library • leaguecitylibrary.org • 281-554-1111 May 2 • Preschool Storytime • 10:15am- 10:45am • Ticket required. Free tickets will be passed out 15 minutes before each story time • 3-5 yrs • Helen Hall Library • leaguecitylibrary.org • 281-554-1111 May 2 • March Madness Pizza Challenge • 6:00pm- 7:30pm • Celebrate Teen Tech Week at our Dance Party. Dancing, tech themed activities, a photo booth and pizza. Teens in 6th – 12th grade will be permitted in the library. Teens should arrange for a ride to pick them up at 7:30 PM. • Helen Hall Library • 100 W. Walker • League City • leaguecitylibrary.org • 281-554-1111 May 3 - 5 • Lollipops to Lick Leukemia and Lymphoma Event • Mommie Chic and Me is thrilled to be hosting the special fundraising event. Clear Lake’s own Verr Soltes has

been nominated for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year. Her challenge is to raise the most money for LLS between April 1st and May 30th. We will be helping by donating 20% of all proceeds to Verr’s Campaign. • 501 E. Main, League City • mommie-chic.com • 281-557-0336

Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 May 4 • Peace Love and Chicken Car Cruise Night • 6:00pm- 9:00pm • Featuring 60’s music, classic cars, and some really cool prizes! • Free • All ages • Chick-fil-A of Clear Lake Shores/Kemah • 321 FM 2094 • Kemah • chickfil-a.com/clearlakeshores • 281-535-1550

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May 3 • Rock SpaceCityParent.com the Dock Concert May 4 • Firefly Friday • Series - The Slags 6:30pm- 8:00pm • Learn about • 6:30pm- 10:15pm • the “Lightning Bugs” and enjoy a stroll Enjoy great food, fun on the among the fireflies on a guided night splash pad and on the rides, and hike. • Armand Bayou Nature Center • live entertainment. • Kemah Boardwalk • abnc.org • 281-474-2551 kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880 May 3 • Asian Pacific Heritage Month Program • 6:30pm • All • Freeman Library • hcpl.net • 281-488-1906 May 4 - 6 • Kids Backporch Productions presents “Jack and the Beanstalk” • $12/person for adults; $6/person for kids, students, and seniors (65+) • CA Nelson Auditorium • 2337 N Galveston Ave • Pearland • kidsbackporchproductions.org May 4 • Mother’s Day Bouquets • 4:30pm • 11-18 yrs. • Friendswood

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May 4 • Prairie Hayride • 7:30pm9:00pm • From the elevated view of our wagon, we will explore the sights & sounds of the evening prairie landscape. Sightings may include deer, owls, armadillo, rabbits and raccoons. • Adults $8, Seniors & Children $6 • 6+ yrs. • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551 May 5,6,12 & 13 • 38th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour • 10:00am- 6:00pm • As visitors tour the homes they will hear about Galveston’s unique and eclectic architecture styles and

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The Fun-Time Calendar the influential and everyday citizens that built the houses that still stand today. • $20 • Homes Throughout the City • Galveston • galvestonhistory.org May 5 • Camero Show • Benefiting Kidz Harbor. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880 May 5 • Garage Sale/Bake Sale • 8:00am1:00pm • Boy Scout Troop 1498 is having a Garage Sale/Bake Sale to earn money to go to Philmont Scout Ranch. Event will happen rain or shine. Thank you for your support • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in the gym • 1802 Gunwale Rd. • Houston May 5 • Build a Planter Box • 9:00am- 12:00pm • Kids will learn to build their very own planter box while learning tool safety. • At your local Home Depot • homedepot.com May 5 • Cub Scout Open House • 10:00am1:00pm • To help non-Scouting families understand what Scouting is all about, Pack 442 will hold a Scouting Open House from 10-1 in the Friendswood United Methodist Church Gym. The gym will be filled with booths staffed by den representatives. • FREE • K-5th grade • bacpack442.org May 5 • Free Crafts for Kids - Thank-You Bouquet Card • 11:00am- 3:00pm • Lakeshore Learning • lakeshorelearning.com • 281-461-6263 May 5 • FREE Martial Arts Class • 1:00pm- 3:00pm • Bring a friend and join Mainland Mall Martial Arts for FREE class. • Mall of the Mainland, Center Court • Texas City • mallofthemainland.com • 409-986-7000 May 5 • Game Tournament • 2:00pm- 9:00pm • Clash of the Mainland Game Tournament invites you to compete with other players cash prize wins.

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• Mall of the Mainland, Entrance 1 • Texas City • mallofthemainland.com • 409-986-7000 May 5 • Cinco de Mayo Fiesta • 3:00pm- 5:00pm • Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us for FREE family fun. • Mall of the Mainland, Center Court • Texas City • mallofthemainland.com • 409-986-7000 May 6 • Blessing of the Fleet • Watch as decorated shrimp boats & pleasure craft cruise down Galveston Bay. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880 May 6 • Target’s Free First Sunday • 12:00pm6:00pm • You’re invited to visit the Children’s Museum of Houston for free every first Sunday of the month! • Childrens Museum of Houston • cmhouston.org • 713-522-1138 May 6 • Enchanted Evening • 6:00pm- 9:00pm • Kennedy Dance Theatre presents “Enchanted Evening” presented by their Pre-Professional Company Ballet Jete’ and KDT’s Vaganova Ballet Department, with special guest “Inertia” Hip Hop Company. For more information call 281-480-8441 or visit website • $15 • All ages • University of Houston Clear Lake, Bayou Theatre • 2700 Bay Area Blvd. • Houston • 77058 • kennedydance.com/upcoming-performances • 281-480-8441 May 6 • Concert in the Park Series • 7:00pm- 9:00pm • Clear Brook & Friendswood High School performs. • Stevenson Park • Friendswood • ci.friendswood.tx.us May 7 & 21 • Rattle and Rhyme Storytime • 10:10am • 0-18 months. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 May 8 • Family Night • 5:30pm- 7:30pm • Face painting, balloon art, along with Wii and

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Kinect from Best Buy. • Chick-fil-A League City Towne Center • cfarestaurant.com/leaguecitytownecenter • 281-337-1898 May 9 • Monthly Movie • 4:00pm • A G or PG rated film and treats. • School-aged children • Evelyn Meador Branch Library, 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook • hcpl.net • 281-474-9142 May 9 • After School Craft - Mother’s Day • 4:30pm • You can make something special for mom or another lady to brighten her day. Tickets are required. They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting thirty minutes before the program. • 4-12 yrs. • Freeman Library • hcpl.net • 281-488-1906 May 10 • 2012 Live Well Women’s Conference • 8:00am- 4:30pm • CHRISTUS St. John Hospital is bringing healthy-living and educational workshops to women in the Bay Area community. Features guest speakers, a luncheon, various breakout sessions led by local professionals and physicians, and that all-too-important retail therapy. While this event caters to women ages 20 plus, it is open to anyone interested in attending. Keynote speakers are Kathryn Stockett, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Help and Tate Taylor, director/producer of The Help, Oscar-nominated for Best Picture. Bring your mother, your sister and/or your friend and save $5 off each registration. Registration begins at 7:00am • $65 - Later Registration, May 1 - May 10 • South Shore Harbour Resort • 2500 South Shore Blvd • League City • christusstjohn.org/livewell • 281- 333-8837 May 10 • Rock the Dock Concert Series - Big Boom • 6:30pm- 10:15pm • Come to Kemah and enjoy great food, fun on the splash pad and on the rides, and live entertainment. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880

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May 11 - 13 • 58th Annual Texas Music Festival, Village Fair & BBQ Cook-Off • Annual fundraiser for the charities of the League City Lions Club. Great bands, BBQ, and carnival attractions, we’ve added an obstacle course race, cross fit challenge, volleyball tournament, karaoke contest and much more. Plus, Sunday is still FREE for everyone! The Texas Music Festival is family-friendly with a special Kids Zone featuring more than 30 Carnival rides and attractions. Favorites like the old-fashioned Merry-Go-Round and Ferris Wheel share the limelight with new, fast and exciting rides such as the Zipper and Force 10. • Walter Hall Park • Hwy 3 • League City • lcvillagefair.com

May 11 • Movie Pt. 1 • 4:30pm • 11-18 yrs. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

at Center Stage Live Science Show. • Mall of the Mainland • Texas City • mallofthemainland.com • 409-986-7000

May 12 • 8th Annual Corvette Show • Benefiting Kidz Harbor. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880

May 12 • Mother-Son Date Knight • 5:30pm- 7:30pm • Enjoy face painting, balloon art, and special mom and son time! RSVP at the store website. • Chick-fil-A League City Towne Center • cfarestaurant.com/leaguecitytownecenter • 281-337-1898

May 11 & 25 • Mommy & Me Outdoor Experiences - Mud • 9:30am- 11:00am • Reserve a place to stroll or walk with your children as guides lead hikes in various parts of the Nature Center, make a nature craft and play a game. • $8/one child & one adult • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551

May 12 • Build & Grow Clinic Picture Frame Planter • 10:00am11:00am • Free • At your local Lowes Store • buildandgrow.com

May 11 & 25 • Parent’s Night Out • 6:30pm- 10:30pm • Includes: Jump time, pizza, drinks, fun activities & childcare! • $20/1st child & $18/ siblings • JumpNJungle Webster/Pearland • jumpnjungle.com • 281-557-0700/ 713-413-0700

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May 12 • Pasadena Strawberry Festival Parade • 10:00am • Corner of Spencer & Shaver proceed for one mile down Spencer to Burke, ending at Memorial Stadium parking lot. May 12 • Free Crafts for Kids Handprint Keepsake • 11:00am3:00pm • Lakeshore Learning • lakeshorelearning.com • 281-461-6263

May 12 • Imagination Station- A Face for All Occasions- Rembrandt Harmensz van RijinFound Emotion in the Face • 10:00am11:00am • FREE WORKSHOP for children ages 5 and up and their parents. Parents are required to attend with their children and assist the instructor as needed. • Arts Alliance Center of Clear Lake • taaccl.org • 281-335-7777 May 12 • Live Science Show • 1:00pm- 3:00pm • Join the Crazy Scientist for live children’s entertainment

May 13 • Mother’s Day • Bring Mom & the entire family for lunch or dinner, rides & live music. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880 May 13 • Concert in the Park Series • 7:00pm- 9:00pm • Green Onions perform. • Stevenson Park • Friendswood • ci.friendswood.tx.us May 15 • Family Night • 5:30pm7:30pm • Science Guy will demonstrate cool experiments. • Chick-fil-A League City Towne Center • 281-337-1898 cfarestaurant.com/leaguecitytownecenter May 16 • Tween Program: Bookworm Caterpillar • 4:30pm • Make a quiet friend to keep you company while you prepare for Summer Reading! • 8-10 yrs. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 May 17 • Rock the Dock Concert Series - Fal Skye • 6:30pm- 10:15pm

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• Come to Kemah and enjoy great food, fun on the splash pad and on the rides, and live entertainment. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880 May 18 - 20 • Boats on the Boardwalk • Nautical vendors, boating displays & marine activities for the kids. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880 May 18 - 19 • Book Sale! • The Friends Membership Drive and special book sale preview will take place on Thursday, May 17 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Become a member of the Friends of the Helen Hall Library in order to shop a day early! Opens to the general public on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information, please call Liz Hopkins at 281-554-1106. • Helen Hall Library • leaguecitylibrary.org • 281-554-1111 May 18 • Movie Pt. 2 • 4:30pm • 11-18 yrs. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135 May 18 - 20 • 39th Annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival • 3:00pm- 12:00am • World’s Largest Strawberry Shortcake, Mud Volleyball, Carnival, children’s area, teen area, pig races, duck races, alligator show, helicopter rides, BBQ cook off, arts & crafts, food vendors, laser tag, magic shows, stunt shows, 2 stages of entertainment, Josh

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The Fun-Time Calendar Abbott Band Friday, Randy Rogers Band Saturday. • $10 • Pasadena Fairgrounds • 7902 Fairmont Pkwy • Pasadena • strawberryfest.org • 281-991-9500 May 19 • Girl Scout Daisy / Brownie Rockstar Party! • 9:30am- 12:00pm • Join Karaoke 4 Kids at a huge end of the year party! Dress in your best Rockstar attire as the Best-Dressed Troop will receive a special prize. Rolling out the red carpet, turn on the laser lights and disco balls, and rock out for a huge dance and karaoke party. In addition to earning a karaoke participation patch and working towards badges, girls will sing, dance, do a Rockstar craft, and get a ride in a Hummer limo! Each troop will get an e-mail photo of their troop in front of the Hummer limo and, for an additional $40 per troop; each group can make their own special effects DVD in front of our green screen! This will be the ultimate party! • $40 per girl • 5-9 • Leavesley Park Hangar (aka Jones Hangar) • 901 Buckingham • Friendswood • karaoke4kids.com • 281-543-8272 May 19 • Hurricane Preparedness Workshop • 10:00am- 2:00pm • Join us for great information, prizes, and giveaways! • Helen Hall Library • leaguecity.com • 281-554-1300 May 19 • 3rd Annual Art in the Park • 10:00am5:00pm • Music and Entertainment, Live Demonstrations, Artists and Crafters, an interactive arts Make & Take area, Games, Silent Auction, great food and more! • Stevenson Park • Friendswood • ffaionline.com May 19 • Free Crafts for Kids - RainbowColored Creatures • 11:00am- 3:00pm • Lakeshore Learning • lakeshorelearning.com • 281-461-6263 May 19 • Red, White & Bayou Crawfish & Texas Music Festival • 11:00am • Features Stoney LaRue who will take the stage at 9:00 pm. We are proud to also welcome Whiskey Myers, Kristen Kelly, Zydeco

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Joe and the H-Town Players, Herencia, and Fidelity Maxx. Plenty of crawfish, and we’ll offer a variety of different foods and beverages. Kids’ Zone will include a rock climbing wall, inflatable obstacle courses, a mobile video game trailer and a mechanical bull! Arts and crafts vendors for browsing. Admission fee for adults-$3, but children 12 and under are free. Adult admission at the gate is $5. You will also be able to purchase a Kids’ Activities Wristband that will allow your kids all-day access to all of the kids’ activities. Prior to May 19, the Kids’ Activity Wristbands are $12, and will be $15 at the gate. • Dickinson City Hall • Hwy 3 & FM 517 • Dickinson • redwhiteandbayou.com • 281-534-4367

natural materials. Complete your afternoon with tea at the farmhouse. • Free • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551

May 19 • Girl Scout Junior / Cadette Rockstar Party • 1:00pm- 3:30pm • Join Karaoke 4 Kids at a huge end of the year party! Dress in your best Rockstar attire as the Best-Dressed Troop will receive a special prize. Rolling out the red carpet, turn on the laser lights and disco balls, and rock out for a huge dance and karaoke party. In addition to earning a karaoke participation patch and working towards badges, girls will sing, dance, do a Rockstar craft, and get a ride in a Hummer limo! Each troop will get an e-mail photo of their troop in front of the Hummer limo and, for an additional $40 per troop, each group can make their own special effects DVD in front of our green screen! This will be the ultimate party! • $40 per girl • 9 - 14 • Leavesley Park Hangar (aka Jones Hangar) • 901 Buckingham • Friendswood • karaoke4kids.com • 281-543-8272

May 22 • Family Night • 5:30pm- 7:30pm • Face painting, balloon art, along with Wii and Kinect from Best Buy. • Chick-fil-A League City Towne Center • cfarestaurant.com/leaguecitytownecenter • 281-337-1898

May 19 • Parents Night Out • 6:00pm- 10:00pm • Enjoy fun, pizza, and a movie. Pre-registration: $20/ first child; $15/each sibling. Drop-ins welcome: $25/ first child; $20/each sibling. Price includes pizza and a drink. • AcroSports • 1800 W. NASA Blvd. • Webster • acrosports.com May 20 • Sundays in Nature - Art in Nature • 1:00pm- 3:00pm • Visitors create their own art using

May 20 • Mika Hasler Concerto Awards Concert • 4:00pm • An afternoon of enjoyable music from area youth. • San Jacinto College South Campus • 13735 Beamer Rd. • Houston • bayareayouthsymphony.org May 20 • Concert in the Park Series • 7:00pm9:00pm • Park Avenue performs. • Stevenson Park • Friendswood • ci.friendswood.tx.us

May 23 • Monthly Craft • 4:00pm • A craft for school age children. All materials are supplied by the library. • Evelyn Meador Branch Library, 2400 N. Meyer, Seabrook • hcpl.net • 281-474-9142 May 23 • After School Movie • 4:30pm • Join us for a recently-released or classic family movie. Tickets are required. They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program. • All • Freeman Library • hcpl.net • 281-488-1906 May 23 • Volunteer Opportunities for Teens • 7:00pm- 8:00pm • Volunteering is a valuable way for teens to gain work experience and skills. Applications will be available at the training sessions. Other Dates: June 5th, 3pm to 4pm, June 20, 3pm to 4pm • 1118 yrs. • Helen Hall Library • leaguecitylibrary.org • 281-554-1111

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The Fun-Time Calendar May 24 • Rock the Dock Concert Series - Rat Ranch • 6:30pm- 10:15pm • Come to Kemah and enjoy great food, fun on the splash pad and on the rides, and live entertainment. • Kemah Boardwalk • 281-334-9880 • kemahboardwalk.com May 25 - 28 • Memorial Day Weekend • Dive into Summer, Food & Fun! • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880

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Rock • 7:00pm • Bring lawn chairs, snacks, picnic dinners or drinks, but remember NO GLASS CONTAINERS. • League Park Plaza • leaguecity.com • 281-554-1180 May 27 • Concert in the Park Series • 7:00pm9:00pm • Fab 5 performs a tribute to the Beatles & 60’s music. • Stevenson Park • Friendswood • ci.friendswood.tx.us

May 25 - 27 • 19th Annual Clear Lake Greek Festival • Along with the exquisite Greek cuisine, there will be live music and traditional dancing. • Clear Lake Park, Landolt Pavilion • Seabrook • clearlakegreekfestival.com

May 29 • Family Night - BINGO • 5:30pm- 7:30pm • Win Free Chick-fil-A prizes. • Chick-fil-A League City Towne Center • cfarestaurant.com/leaguecitytownecenter • 281-337-1898

May 25 • Snack Making • 4:30pm • 11-18 yrs. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

May 29 - 30 • Early Dismissal Doctor Who Marathon! • 12:00pm- 6:00pm • 11-18 yrs. • Friendswood Public Library • friendswood.lib.tx.us • 281-482-7135

May 26 • Free Crafts for Kids - Patriotic Wand • 11:00am- 3:00pm • Lakeshore Learning • lakeshorelearning.com • 281-461-6263 May 26 - 27 • Building for our Future-a Celebration of Kid Power • We Built This City performed at 11am & 5pm both days. This first time event is all about kids! Australian interactive theater troupe, Polyglot Theater presents the Texas premier of We Built This City. Children will have the opportunity to use cardboard boxes to build a “city” and then knock it down. Performed on the Jones Lawn. • Dickinson Public Library • dickinsonpubliclibrary.org • 281-534-3812 May 26 • Build & Grow Clinic - Ice Cream Truck • 10:00am- 11:00am • Free • At your local Lowes Store • buildandgrow.com May 26 • Concert in the Park - Denovo/Classic

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May 31 • Swing, Jive & Pop Into Dance • 11:00am- 12:00pm • The company dances through the eras of the 1930’s Lindy Hop, bops into the 1950’s, grooves into the 1970’s and ends into the Hip Hop music of today. • Miller Outdoor Theatre • milleroutdoortheatre.com May 31 • Rock the Dock Concert Series - Velcro Pygmies • 6:30pm- 10:15pm • Come to Kemah and enjoy great food, fun on the splash pad and on the rides, and live entertainment. • Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281-334-9880

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May 2012

Tornado Alley 3D opens • 10:00am- 6:00pm • Audiences experience a thrilling quest of a tornado’s destructive power at point blank range. Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2, on this heart-pounding science adventure. Ride along with a fleet of customized vehicles designed to withstand gale force winds, torrential rains and unrelenting hail, and an arsenal of the most advanced weather measurement instruments ever created. • Moody Gardens Galveston • moodygardens.com • 800-582-4673 4D Special FX Theater • 10:00am- 6:00pm • See one of your childhood favorites, The Wizard of Oz, with entirely new dimensions at the Special FX 4D Theater. As she winds her way down the yellow brick road with her loveable friends, special sounds, sensations and smells bring Dorothy’s adventure to life like never before. • Moody Gardens Galveston • moodygardens.com • 800-582-4673 Open Play • 10am-2pm • Every Tuesday thru Friday Jump N Jungle is the place to take the kids. Don’t forget socks, you have to wear them to play • JumpNJungle Webster • jumpnjungle.com • 281-5570700 and JumpNJungle Pearland • 713-413-0700

SUNDAY Farm Life Demonstration • 1:00pm- 4:00pm • Demonstrates activities common to daily life on a 19thcentury farm in southeast Texas. • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551 Natural History Demonstration • 1:00pm- 4:00pm • Learn about the animals of Armand Bayou and the habitats they live in. • abnc.org • 281-474-2551

MONDAY Preschool Storytime • 10:00 am • Stories, films,

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The Fun-Time Calendar flannel boards, fingerplays, songs, and arts & crafts. • Dickinson Public Library • dickinsonpubliclibrary.org • 281-534-3812 Toddler Time • 11:15am • 18-36 month olds. Free required tickets passed out 30 minutes prior • Free • Freeman Library • hcpl.net • 281-488-1906 Chess Club • 6:30pm • Tips on how to play chess or try your chess moves against other players. Tickets given out 30 minutes prior to event. • 6-12 yrs. • Freeman Library • hcpl.net • 281-488-1906

TUESDAY Book Babies • 10:15am • 0-18 months. Free required tickets passed out 15 minutes prior • Freeman Library • hcpl.net • 281-488-1906 Toddler Tuesdays • 10:30am • Enjoy story time and activities with your favorite look-a-like characters! • Discovery Green in Downtown Houston • discoverygreen.com • 713-400-7336 Preschool Storytime • 10:30am • Evelyn Meador Library • 2400 North Meyer Road • Seabrook • hcpl.net • 281-474-9142 Toddler Time • 11:15am • 18-36 month olds. Free required tickets passed out 30

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minutes prior • Free • Freeman Library • hcpl.net • 281-488-1906

• Barnes & Noble Baybrook • bn.com • 281-554-8224

Preschool Storytime • 1:30pm • Free • 3-5 yrs. Free required tickets passed out 30 minutes prior • Freeman Library • hcpl. net • 281-488-1906

Toddler Time • 11:15am • 18-36 month olds. Free required tickets passed out 30 minutes prior. • Free • Freeman Library • hcpl.net • 281-488-1906

Family Nights • 6:00pm - 8:00pm • Chick-fil-A of League City, FM 646 in Dickinson • 281-337-1898 • chickfila.com/leaguecitytownecenter

Preschool Storytime • 1:30pm • 3-5 yrs. Free required tickets passed out 30 minutes prior • Freeman Library • hcpl.net • 281-488-1906

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Preschool Storytime • 10:00 am • Stories, films, flannel boards, fingerplays, songs, and arts & crafts. • Dickinson Public Library • dickinsonpubliclibrary.org • 281-534-3812

Preschool Storytime • 10:30am • Pearland Library • bcls.lib.tx.us • 281-652-1677

Book Babies • 10:15am • 0-18 months Free required tickets passed out 15 minutes prior • Freeman Library • hcpl.net • 281-488-1906 Bookworm Babies Storytime • 10:30am • Evelyn Meador Library • 2400 North Meyer Road • Seabrook • hcpl.net • 281-474-9142 Preschool Storytime • 10:30am • Free • 3-6 years • Parker Williams Public Library • hcpl.net • 281-484-2036 Story Time • 11:00am • age 2 and up

Toddler Time • 10:30am • Free • 1236 months • Parker Williams Public Library • hcpl.net • 281-484-2036 Mommy & Me Yoga • 10:45am -12:00pm • Sundance Yoga Studios • 281-482-9642 Open Play • 5:00pm- 8:00pm • Don’t forget socks, you have to wear them to play • JumpNJungle Webster • jumpnjungle.com • 281-557-0700 Free Family Nights at The Children’s Museum • 5-8pm • cmhouston.org Twilight

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Storytime • 6:30pm • Tickets are required and given out starting 30 minutes before the program. • All • Freeman Library • hcpl.net • 281-488-1906

SATURDAY Breakfast on the Bayou • 8:00am • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast while drifting down the bayou. Ages 5-adults, children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the boat launch in Bay Area Park • Tickets start at $15, RSVP required • Armand Bayou Nature Center, Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake City • abnc.org • 281-474-2551 Saturday Children’s Storytime • 10:30am • Barnes and Nobles - Pasadena • bn.com • 281-999-8011 Story Time • 11:00am • Barnes & Noble Baybrook • bn.com • 281-554-8224 Train Rides • 11:00am- 2:00pm • Galveston Railroad Museum • 2602 Santa Fe Place • Galveston • galvestonrrmuseum. com • 409-765-5700 Sunset Cruise on the Bayou • A relaxing and educational trip in the cool of the evening. Depart from the boat launch in Bay Area Park. Maximum 12 people. RSVP • 5-adults, children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required • Armand Bayou Nature Center • abnc.org • 281-474-2551

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did...that’s neat...yes, I’m so proud “Really?” I said, wondering what to of you - what? (Pause)  Wow! - You do next. Should I give him a high-five? Share the news with the guy standing even hit the Cheerio? ” behind me?  ‘Hey, this kid up here I glanced over at my wife, perplexed.  went potty - pass it on.’ I wasn’t sure so I gave him a nickel. “Cheerio?”

Have you noticed that potty training My kids have been out of diapers for awhile, but I never went for a child is like a spectator sport? publicizing the process.  I’ve always When moms and dads start the belonged to the school of thought that momentous task of transitioning toilet discussions belonged in the their kids from diapers to alhome, or between a plumber and me. fresco, parents like to make a really big deal about it — they Not so in the case of my sister. Last clap loudly, call the relatives, m o n t h m y m o m w a s i n t h e c a r with m y w i f e a n d I . Her cell make posters. phone rang. It’s a huge event — carried out with the enthusiasm of pro football “Hello?” she answered. cheerleaders.  “Yes..REALLY...okay, put him on the I h a l f ex p e c t o n e o f t h e s e phone. (Pause). days to see dads holding up Hi sweetie, mommy says you went ballpark foam fingers that read: potty on the BIG BOY CHAIR...you “My Son Went #1!”

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She nodded. “Parents now put them Of course I’m glad this kind of stuff in the toilet so their kids can try to doesn’t happen in the adult world. hit them with their...their...” Frank: Ken, I went potty in the Executive Bathroom for the very first “Oh,” I said.  “With their...their...” time!” “Exactly.” Me: Wow, Frank.  I’d like to recognize I’m glad neither of us had to say it. you during the staff meeting.  “Thanks for calling me,” my mom said Can I tell them you hit the Cheerio?” finishing up her call. But, I shouldn’t really complain, I “Here, tell your Uncle Ken what you did.” suppose.  Even if it’s not the way I did it, there’s nothing wrong with “Mom!” encouraging young people to set I suppose you can’t really blame goals and accomplish them. most moms and dads, or grandmas, for being excited. After two to four So, I’ve tried to be supportive of my years of changing diapers, a little sister by doing my part to get excited about my nephew going to the encouragement is WELL in order. bathroom.  Just yesterday, the family But some parents go over the deep was gathered at my mom’s house end, I think.  Like Monday. when my sister and her son came “Jimmy, tell the nice man what you bursting in the room, smiling from dimple to dimple. did this morning.” I looked at the woman with her son “Well, tell them,” my sister prodded. standing ahead of me in the 10 items “I just went potty in the potty chair,” or less line at the grocery store and my nephew announced. raised my eyebrows. “I went potty on the potty chair, mister.” I led ‘The Wave.’

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