Friday, October 28, 2011

Whole Food Halloween Events

Happy Halloween!
Eat, drink and be scary! With Halloween creeping up on us, candy’s lurking around every corner. This year, why not pick a tasty treat without the spooky ingredients? Toss aside that highly processed, trick-or-treat booty and surprise your neighborhood ghosts and ghouls with these super natural (and dangerously tasty) alternatives from Whole Foods Market. And without any artificial additives, colorings or sweeteners – the trick’s on them!
 
EnviroKidz - Bar Crispy Rice Peanut Chocolate Drizzle Organic Halloween Pack:  Eat candy for a cause with these organic, gluten-free and low fat treats. A percentage of product sales goes toward endangered species and habitat conservation. Verified to meet rigorous GMO avoidance practices by the Non-GMO Project Verification Program.
 
Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks (in Berry Patch and Summer Strawberry) –These tasty, vegan gummies are naturally fat-and-gluten-free and made with real fruit juice for growing goblins.
 
Synders of Hanover – Pretzel Halloween Snack Set (24 little packs of bite-size bits):  These fun pretzel nuggets come in a bright jack-o-lantern bag, making it a fun, healthy swap for picky eaters. Fat-free and sugar-free, this snack is no trick. 
 
Endangered Species Halloween Treats:  These batty candies soar above the traditional chocolate bars. These all-natural milk and dark chocolate options will have kids howling for more.
 
Be a smart pumpkin and try out one of these spook-tacular treats from Whole Foods Market. Please let me know if I can send any samples your way!
 
Halloween Events at Whole Foods Market
From Halloween costume contests, spooky tastings, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and a store pumpkin carving contest– we have something for everyone! Come out to any of our Houston or Sugar Land Stores on Saturday, October 29 from 12-2 for some extra brouhaha!

Whole Foods Market in-store Tasting and More Events

Houston: Uncorked!
All Houston and Sugar Land stores will host an in-store tasting of festive, yet frugal winter wines
 
         Whole Foods Market in-store Tasting of Top 10 Holiday Wines 
Whole Foods Market Houston and Sugar Land stores invite shoppers and wine enthusiasts to participate in Houston: Uncorked on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m.  We will be uncorking this year’s best finds from around the world that offer the perfect pairings for holiday festivities, all priced under $15.
 
    Featured Top 10 Holiday Wines include: 
Toso Brut Sparkling 
 (under $10)
·         Benziger Sauvignon Blanc  
(under $13) 
       Chat Grand-Claret Bordeaux Rouge
(Under $11)
  Cupcake Chardonnay
(Under $10)
·         Don & Sons Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
(Under $14)
·         Earthstone Sonoma County Merlot
(under $9)
·         Innovación Malbec-Tempranillo 
 (under $10 for 1L)

All Houston and Sugar Land stores will pop the cork on our Top 10 Holiday Wines on Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m. CT. Shoppers are invited to taste and learn about this season’s festive, yet frugal wines.
 
              Wednesday, November 2, from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. CT
 
           All Houston and Sugar Land Whole Foods Market Stores
 
Healthy Holiday Tips
Trying to stick to your healthy eating plan is tough during the holidays—especially with all of grandma’s sinfully delicious family recipes—but Whole Foods Market has tips and tricks that can help you stay trim during the holidays without sacrificing all of the trimmings.
 
Gwen Marzano, from the company’s Health Starts Here program can discuss healthier versions of traditional favorites to mix in with your meals and simple tips in the kitchen to cut back on fat and calories without feeling deprived.
-          Healthy twists on traditional faves: 
 
-          Tiny tweaks to cut back on calories and increase intake of whole foods:
o   Creating dressings and sauces without oil
o   Substituting dates and whole fruit sweeteners for sugar
o   Choosing whole grains and sprouted grain breads for sides, stuffings, etc.
o   Using applesauce in place of oils for baking
o   Saute onions without oil
o   Using herbs and spices to amp up flavor instead of butter
o   Non-dairy milk for creams and sauces
 
Healthy Holiday Events at Whole Foods Market
Quality Worth Sharing
Saturday, November 5th from 1-4
(All Whole Food Market Stores in Houston & Sugar Land)
Give yourself the gift of good health this holiday season! Learn quality tips and tricks at any Whole Foods Market Houston or Sugar Land stores that can help you stay trim during the holidays without sacrificing all of the trimmings. Sample healthier versions of traditional favorites from our Health Starts Here program. Also taste our annual Top 10 Holiday Wines, all priced under $15.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Save Up to 70% At Banana Republic Outlet

Houston SPCA’s iWALK for Animals


Houston SPCA’s iWALK for Animals Supports Animal Protection & Rescue in Greater Houston
 
Animal lovers urged to “walk where you are” on Sunday, Nov 6. at Sunset
 
WHO & WHAT
 
The Houston SPCA invites animal lovers from across Houston and around the globe to “walk where you are” on Sunday, Nov. 6 as part of the first-ever iWALK for Animals. To aid the voiceless victims of animal cruelty and neglect, the Houston SPCA aims to raise $350,000 through this new initiative. Walkers who raise $100 will receive an original iWALK for Animals t-shirt. Registration and fundraising tips are available at www.iwalkforanimals.org.
 
To show their support for animals of all kinds, participants are encouraged to gather on Nov. 6 at sunset with friends, family and pets in their own neighborhood, at a Houston park or anywhere they choose to support animal protection and rescue in Greater Houston.
 
WHEN & WHERE
 
Register now at www.iwalkforanimals.org.
“Walk where you are” on Sunday, Nov. 6 at sunset with family and friends
 
WHY
 
The Houston SPCA, founded in 1924, is Houston’s first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. Its mission is to promote a commitment to and respect for all animals and to free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. Every year, the Houston SPCA helps more than 100,000 abused and neglected animals, and the demand for its services continues to grow. A private, non-profit organization, the Houston SPCA is funded entirely through private donations.
 

Cornelius Nurseries " CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE NOV. 4-5 "



CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE NOV. 4-5

     Cornelius Nurseries will host artists and authors;
demonstrate how-to make bows, wreaths; showcase
themed trees from “Central Park” with red cardinals
to “Mrs. Claus Kitchen” with sugar plums from 12 noon
-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 5. Cornelius 1200 N. Dairy Ashford and 2233 S. Voss Road.

CiCi Grand Opening " 100 1st Guests Can Receive a Free Buffet"

CiCi’s Pizza will host a grand opening in West Spring Branch Area of Houston on Monday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m.  The new restaurant will offer several enticing incentives for guests during the grand opening.
 
  • The first 100 guests to purchase an adult buffet on opening day will receive a free pizza buffet each month for a year
 
  • Hundreds of wallets will be dropped in the area for residents to find with a free buffet coupon tucked inside
 
  • Guests will enjoy the adult buffet for $5.49 and the 15” one-topping carryout pizzas for just $7.99
CiCi’s Pizza, home of the $5.49 endless pizza buffet, announces the opening of its new location in the West Spring Branch area of Houston on Oct. 31. Area residents should be on the lookout for hundreds of wallets that CiCi’s will drop with a coupon for a free buffet meal tucked inside.
The 3,500 square-foot restaurant at 10086 Long Point Rd. in Oak Village shopping center will open at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 31.  With its endless buffet packed with 20 different pizzas and pasta, soup, salad and oven-baked desserts. The first 100 guests to purchase an adult buffet on opening day will receive a free pizza buffet each month for a year.
Tony Eisermann an experienced CiCi’s operator with multiple locations in Texas, Maryland and Virginia, has opened three CiCi’s in the Houston area during the past month.  
“The new CiCi’s Pizza in West Spring Branch not only provides new jobs, but is also a family-friendly environment for residents to enjoy great food at an outstanding value,” said Eisermann. “I look forward to providing residents in the community with a fully stocked buffet that offers a wide variety of pizzas to please any family.”

5 Tips " How To Find A Job That Fits Your Life "


How To Find A Job That Fits Your Life
Five Tips from Mom Corps Houston President Meera Naehr

 While the economy has taken a toll on the job market, it has also forced companies and employees to re-evaluate how they work. Flexibility has been placed at the forefront of this change. As a result, companies have begun to offer flexible work schedules, shortened work-weeks and telecommuting options in lieu of bonuses and raises. Employees have turned to freelance, contract, and even intern positions in place of full-time traditional jobs. In short, the market is changing.

Mom Corps was founded on the principle that there is a huge pool of untapped talent among qualified professionals who have left the traditional workforce because they could not find the balance they needed to manage career with life and family. Now that more flexible options exist, many of these people would like to return to the workforce, but don’t know how.

Houston Mom Corps President Meera Naehr has created a list of five tips to help individuals looking for a career change, more flexibility in their professional lives, or simply needing to go back to work.

#1 Be Prepared
Show employers that you are ready to work. Update your resume, have a modern wardrobe, and be prepared to explain any gaps in employment. Identify your industry specific and transferable skills and don’t forget skills honed through volunteer service. Also be sure to thoroughly research your prospective employers.

#2 Address Flexibility
Don’t be shy about being upfront about your must-have flexibility needs. Be specific about why you need flexibility in your position and consider saving your “nice to have” requests until after you have proven yourself to your employer.

#3 Redefine Your Success
Just because you left the job market at a certain level does not mean you need to return at that same level. Many lower-level jobs offer more flexibility and less stress. Tell employers if you are open to a lower-level job and that you do not consider yourself overqualified.

#4 Think Small
Oftentimes larger companies do not have the ability to be flexible. Smaller companies tend to be more open to alternative staffing situations and jump at the opportunity to save money by hiring someone with more experience to work part-time.

#5 Tell Your Friends
You never know who within your own network might have the right connections to your dream job. Tell people when you start your job search. You can also expand your contact circle by attending networking events and meetings. Be sure your Linkedin profile is up to date and always pay forward any leads you receive.

Naehr also recommends interested candidates sign up with Mom Corps at http://www.momcorps.com where they can easily upload their resume and receive email updates with job opportunities.

About Mom Corps Houston President Meera Naehr

Meera Naehr launched Mom Corps Houston in May of 2011. Prior to Mom Corps, Naehr focused her career in finance. Most recently, she was Vice President in the Global Commodities group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Her impressive professional background, combined with Mom Corps' expertise is a winning combination for both local job seekers looking for flexible work arrangements and companies interested in tapping into a unique talent pool. Naehr earned her MBA degree from Rice University and holds a BS in Biomedical & Electrical Engineering from Duke University. She resides in Bellaire, Texas with her husband and two children.

About Mom Corps

Launched in 2005 by Allison O’Kelly, a CPA, Harvard MBA and working mother of three boys, Mom Corps specializes in matching leading companies with high-caliber professionals looking for alternative work arrangements. An industry leader in the flexible employment market, its mission is two-fold: 1) provide organizations direct access to a previously untapped market segment of exceptional talent—professionals who have opted out of the traditional workplace, and 2) enable professionals to work in their respective fields while simultaneously meeting familial needs and responsibilities and work preferences. For more information, please visit www.momcorps.com.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Baby Planner Shenequa Aranda Hosts" Moms Night Out"

With the Holidays rapidly approaching, many parents will be traveling with their babies for the first time.Whether visiting family during the holidays, going away for a vacation, or traveling for business .
Parents need to learn the tricks, insights and the best products to make traveling simpler when there is an infant or toddler in tow.
Premier Baby Planning founder/owner Shenequa Aranda (http://premierbabyplanning.com/ will host
the Mom's Night Out event.The evening will include catered dinner, a wealth of information and nearly $1000 in raffle prizes will be given away. Each mom will also take home a bag of product samples. The class itself will educate parents on techniques and products for traveling with infants and toddlers. 

This class will be held on Thursday evening, November 3 at the St. Joseph
Women’s Medical Center on Crawford Street in downtown Houston. The class will run
from 7 – 9 p.m. and will include dinner catered by Luby’s.
 Classes are two hours long and are $45 if you sign up online and $50 at the door. Register at http://premierbabyplanning.com/havebabylovetravel

“There are some pretty important tips to be shared about getting through the screening process at airports with all the paraphernalia required to make an infant or
small child comfortable while in an airplane,” said Dana Aldridge, RN, childbirth
educator and outreach coordinator for St. Joseph. “You’ll learn what is really necessary
to have with you, tips on safety and hygiene, and learn not only information for
airlines, but for hotels and cars as well.”

St. Joseph Women’s Medical Center is the first women’s maternity hospital in
Houston, having delivered hundreds of thousands of Houstonians in its 125 year
history. For more information on the private rooms and suites that are available for
childbirth, please visit www.sjmctx.com. The St. Joseph Medical Center complex is
located on eight blocks in downtown Houston with easy access to Highway 59, I-45,
288 and I-10. To find a physician, please call 713.757.7575.

Books for Halloween

Books for Halloween

 

Halloween jack-o'-lanternsHalloween jack-o'-lanterns

by Kathryn Stevens
It's a jack-o'-lantern! Find out the origin of jack-o'-lanterns, how did Halloween get started, why do we have jack-o'-lanterns on Halloween, and more!

 
 
 

Los gatos black on HalloweenLos gatos black on Halloween

by Marisa Montes
Easy to read, rhyming text about Halloween night incorporates Spanish words, from las brujas riding their broomsticks to los monstruos whose monstrous ball is interrupted by a true horror.

 
 

The Halloween Kid The Halloween Kid

by Rhode Montijo
The brave and trusty Halloween Kid saves trick-or-treaters from a crowd of sweet-stealing Goodie Goblins.




AlphaOops! H is for HalloweenAlphaOops! H is for Halloween

by Alethea Kontis
While putting on a Halloween pageant, the alphabet mixes things up with some spooky, and funny, results.




And Then Comes Halloween And Then Comes Halloween

by Tom Brenner
When nighttime creeps closer to suppertime and the sky is that certain deep blue, then it's time to get ready for Halloween!




Scary, Scary HalloweenScary, Scary Halloween

by Eve Bunting
A band of trick-or-treaters and a mother cat and her kittens spend a very scary Halloween.





Rotten Ralph's Trick or Treat!Rotten Ralph's Trick or Treat!

by Jack Gantos
Sarah's rotten cat Ralph goes to a Halloween costume party dressed as her and creates horrible mischief under the protection of his disguise.



Cliffords Halloween/Clifford y el dí de Halloween (Spanish)Cliffords Halloween/Clifford y el dí de Halloween (Spanish)

by Norman Bridwell
Clifford is an enormous red dog who dressed as a ghost last Halloween; what will his costume be this year?




Halloween (Spanish)Halloween (Spanish)

by Jennifer Blizin Gillis
Presents background information on the origins and traditions of customs related to the celebration of Halloween, translated into Spanish.

HOUSTON COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

OPEN MONDAY, OCT. 31, from 4 to 8 p.m.  

Dance to the fangtastic sounds of  an undead DJ, enjoy safe trick-or-treating, plus much more!  Our Happy Halloween Mansion will have special hours from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. Don't miss the Halloween Spooktacular - the ultimate Halloween party for kids!
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Whip up a Fruity Smoothie in Seconds.

1. Strawberry-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice.

3. Strawberry Shortcake Blend 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup crumbled pound cake, 1 1/2 cups each milk and ice, and sugar to taste. Top with whipped cream and more strawberries.

4. Triple-Berry Blend 1 1/2 cups mixed blackberries, strawberries and raspberries with 1 cup each milk and ice, and sugar to taste.
5. Raspberry-Orange Blend 1 cup each orange juice and raspberries, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 cup ice, and sugar to taste.
6. Peach-Mango-Banana Blend 1 cup each chopped fresh or frozen peaches and mango, 1 cup each plain yogurt and ice, 1/2 banana, and sugar to taste.

7. Honeydew-Almond Blend 2 cups chopped honeydew melon, 1 cup each almond milk and ice, and honey to taste.

8. Cantaloupe Blend 2 cups chopped cantaloupe, the juice of 1/2 lime, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 cup water and 1 cup ice.

9. Carrot-Apple Blend 1 cup each carrot juice and apple juice with 1 1/2 cups ice.
10. Spa Cucumber Peel, seed and chop 2 medium cucumbers. Blend with the juice of 1 lime, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup ice and 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar or honey.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Vaccine Clinic Offers $10 Shots

The Vaccine Clinic
The Vaccine Clinic offers vaccines for $10 per child (without Medicaid), no matter how many shots are needed.

HCHD's Troubleshooters Program Offering $3 Immunizations, $5 Seasonal Flu Shots


  The Harris County Hospital District’s Troubleshooters Program is offering $3 immunizations and $5 seasonal flu shots throughout November for children two months to 18 years of age. At this time, H1N1 influenza vaccines are not included.
To receive immunizations, a parent must be present with the child’s shot record. All shots will be given based on availability.
Schedule
(All times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted)
  • Sunday, Nov. 1, George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de Las Americas, noon-4 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 2, Ser Ninos Charter School, 5815 Alder, Houston, TX 77081
  • Thursday, Nov. 5, Southwest Multicenter, 6400 High Star, Houston, TX 77074
  • Friday, Nov. 6, Spring High School, 19428 I-45, Spring, TX 77373
  • Monday, Nov. 9, Almatha Clark Taylor Clinic, 14002 Bandera, Houston, TX 77015
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, 6200 Winfield, Houston, TX 77050
  • Wednesday, Nov. 11, Channelview ISD, 828 Sheldon, Channelview, TX 77530
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, Kipp Southwest, 9634 Mesa Houston, TX 77078
  • Friday, Nov. 13, HEB, 3111 Woodridge, Houston, TX 77087, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 16, C.E. King High School, 8540 C.E. King, Houston, TX 77044
  • Tuesday, Nov. 17, Richey Elementary, 610 S. Richey, Pasadena, TX 77506
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, First Filipino American United Methodist Church, 8603 S. Kirkwood, Houston, TX 77099
  • Friday, Nov. 20, Greenspoint Mall, 12300 N. Freeway, Houston, TX 77060, noon-4 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 23, San Jacinto Elementary, 2615 Virginia, Baytown, TX 77520

EVgo™ Presents Scream on the Green at Discovery Green


Saturday, October 29, 2011
6 - 10 pm
This annual citywide Halloween celebration and costume contest is THE Halloween party for the whole family. Ghouls and ghosts will be lurking
Scream on the Green Walking Tree costume at Discovery Green, Houston, Texas
Scream on the Green Walking Tree costume at Discovery Green, Houston, Texas
around downtown on Halloween at Discovery Green.

IKEA Houston's Screen at the Scream!
Addams Family - scary 60's fun tv series
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, 75 min. PG)

Activities include:

Costume contests for adults, children, babies and even dogs.
The best Addams Family costume (Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, Lurch and Cousin Itt…) wins VIP tickets to the Broadway smash hit musical comedy THE ADDAMS FAMILY, coming to the Hobby Center January 10-15.
  • DJ and Dancing
  • Café Scary-oke with KPFT
  • Tricks and Treats to sample and buy
  • Fortune Tellers
  • Caricature Artists
  • Living Statues
  • Mad Science fun
  • Magicians

Art Carts at Discovery Green

Art Carts at Discovery Green
Art Carts at Discovery Green
Park visitors can enjoy many games and activities on the south side of the park, including bocce, a putting green, shuffleboard, horseshoes and chess.
Games are FREE and available from one of the park's Art Carts on Saturdays & Sundays between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (weather permitting - Valid I.D. or Drivers License is required to use equipment). HPL Express also provides FREE recreational equipment Fridays-Sundays, noon-5pm with Valid I.D.

Enjoy these activities at the following venues:
  • Carruth Foundation Bocce Courts
  • The Hagstette Family Putting Green
  • Trini's Shuffleboard Court
  • Jones Lawn

Discovery Green Flea


Treasure-hunt at this monthly, one-of-a-kind market nestled in the shady southeast end of the downtown park. The destination market features an array of artful kitsch, vintage items, mid-century modern furniture, recycled and repurposed items and collectibles.
Discovery Green Flea is irresistible to the avid shopper! Whether you are a bargain hunter or an eco-sensitive collector dedicated to repurposing and reusing, seek and find at Discovery Green Flea while enjoying light bites and local entertainment. With the planning expertise of Project for Public Spaces and our new friends at Brooklyn Flea, Discovery Green Flea is the place to see (buy and eat) and be seen.

WHEN & WHERE:
Publish Post

Grace Event Lawn
Saturdays, noon - 6 pm
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

FREE BIRTHDAY BITES AT PRETZELMAKER


Were celebrating our 20th Birthday today at Memorial City Mall! All October birthdays get a FREE Birthday Bites!! {Share this link with everyone you know that has an October birthday}

October 23 2011 Halloween Party @ CVS Customer Event


Join CVS on Sunday, October 23 for our 2011 Halloween Party and Customer Event!
Children in costume will receive a free Halloween gift pack and complimentary photo with any purchase on October 23, 2011 at all CVS/pharmacy locations, while supplies last. The gift pack includes $5 value of candy, toys, trick or treat safety items and $10 in coupons for additional Halloween products! The gift pack also includes a free 5X7 photo, supported by an in-store costume photo shoot.

Make CVS/pharmacy your destination for Halloween!

2011 GREEN SCREAM IN HOUSTON

 

SUPERNANNY NOW CASTING HOUSTON FAMILY





AMERICA’S SUPERNANNY NOW CASTING

Families must apply NOW for Lifetime’s all new AMERICA’s SUPERNANNY!

The well-known cable network, Lifetime, is launching the all-new unscripted series America’s Supernanny, marking the first true U.S. version of the hit global format that will feature a NEW American homegrown nanny.

The producers of Lifetime’s parenting series AMERICA’S SUPERNANNY are currently casting families in need of parenting solutions. Casting producers are searching the country to find ordinary and extraordinary families ready to gain control of their households. No matter the challenge, from toddlers to teens, Supernanny can help. Parents interested in applying for the show are encouraged to apply by emailing the casting department at Supernanny@shedmediaus.com and provide the reason why you need a visit from Supernanny along with a recent family photo. Anonymous referrals are also accepted!
­
Producers want families from every type of background who are ready for the opportunity of a lifetime—a visit from America’s New Supernanny!
­Download the application at www.shedmediaus.com or contact the Casting Team directly at: supernanny@shedmediaus.com or 877-NANNY-TIME

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baskin-Robbins Announces Cake Bites



Mini desserts are one of the biggest food trends of 2011 and Baskin-Robbins newest product Cake Bites is right in line with this trend.  Cake Bites are elegantly decorated miniature desserts that marry cake and ice cream into one mini dessert - reminiscent of French petit fours. Enrobed in decadent white and dark chocolate, ganache and caramel drizzle—Cake Bites are the perfect treat indulgent treat for one or to server guests while entertaining this holiday season.
 
Ice cream and dessert fanatics can purchase at any one of the 18 Houston area stores, they are time savers when in need of a delicious dessert but also want to impress guests. These desserts pair well with coffee, hot chocolate or wine.  
 
Cake Bites are available now and can be purchased individually or in a mix-n-match 4-pack.  They cost $2.99 (SRP) for a single Cake Bite or $9.99 (SRP) for a box of 4. Cake Bites come in the following flavors:


  • Double Chocolate – Chocolate ice cream over chocolate cake, enrobed with chocolate ganache and finished with a chocolate accent.
  • Praline Caramel – Pralines ‘n Cream ice cream over white cake enrobed with white chocolate ganache and  finished with caramel drizzle and chopped pralines.
  • Chocolate Mint – Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream over chocolate cake, enrobed with chocolate ganache and finished with white chocolate drizzle.
  • Vanilla Blondie – Vanilla ice cream over white cake, enrobed with white chocolate ganache and finished with chocolate accent.
Please visit www.baskinrobbins.com/storelocator to find your local store. Become a fan on the Facebook fan page or follow @BaskinRobbins on Twitter


CiCi’s Pizza Newest Houston Location on October 17


 
CiCi’s Pizza, home of the $5.49 endless pizza buffet, announces the opening of its newest Houston restaurant.
 
The 3,500 square-foot store opened at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 17. It is located at 11741 Eastex Freeway in the Mount Houston Square shopping center, with its endless buffet packed with 20 different pizzas and pasta, soup, salad and oven-baked desserts.
 
“CiCi’s is an affordable option for Houston families, providing great value and service that’s hard to find elsewhere,” said Eisermann. “We look forward to providing guests with another convenient location to enjoy CiCi’s wide variety of pizzas, pasta and more.”
 
Coppell, Texas-based CiCi’s, one of the nation’s fastest growing pizza chains, makes each pizza by hand using fresh dough, with sauce prepared in small batches with a special blend of herbs and seasonings and crisp vegetables. Guests who don’t see their favorite pizza fresh and hot on the buffet can just ask and CiCi’s will make it on the spot and bring it straight from the oven to the table.
 
In addition to the hundreds of pizza combinations that can be created by traditional toppings, CiCi’s also serves a variety of specialty pizzas, including its Philly Cheesesteak Pizza. The Philly Cheesesteak is made on traditional hand-stretched crust with Philly Cheese Sauce, grilled sliced beef and topped with red onion and green bell peppers. Guests will also find the famous Macaroni & Cheese, the Mexican Pizza Olé and Spinach Alfredo pizzas. All pizzas are available to-go and 15” one-topping carryout pizzas are priced at just $7.99.
 
Hours of operation for dine-in and carryout are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

What Not to Wear is Now CASTING in Houston!



TLC’s What Not to Wear is coming to Houston, TX and we need YOU to nominate a female friend, family member or co-worker whose wardrobe is screaming for a complete transformation! Is there someone you know who is an EXTREME fashion disaster? Does she consistently illicit gasps or stares of disbelief when they see her kooky style? Now is your chance to help her score a $5,000 new wardrobe and professional makeover.
 
 
We will be setting up top secret interviews with candidates we receive from the area very soon.  You must use the nomination form below and send it back with pictures of the person you are nominating as soon as possible for her to be considered.  Please keep in mind we are looking for women whose current wardrobes are SHOCKING… in a bad way!!!
 
Nominations must remain a secret from the person being nominated!
 
To nominate someone for the show please send the following info to:
 
-Name of Nominee:
-Her Age:
-Size:
-Height:
-Marital Status:
-Occupation:
-Home location:
-Describer her personality:
-Why should our show help her when she hasn't bothered to help herself?
(Hint: lack of money or self-esteem is NOT the answer we are looking for)
-Describe her style in full detail:
-At least 4 pictures that illustrate her bad style (must show her clothing—no costumes!)
-Nominator’s (you!) name and contact information:

Be sure to include photographs that display her terrible style. We must be convinced by these photos!!
 
Visit the website:
For fashion before and after photos visit the official Web site of “WHAT NOT TO WEAR” at www.discovery.com and click on TLC.  More then 10,000 people per month are nominated by their friends and family members through the Web.
 

Discount Tickets to GlamShop Houston October 19

GlamShop is hosting Wednesday, October 19 at Momentum BMW SW at 10002 Southwest Freeway the 2X-annual fashion extravaganza.
Offering discount shopping, free cocktails, music, and fun from 5 pm – 9 pm.

Use exclusive promo code houstonmommy at http://glamshop4.eventbrite.com
checkout to save $6.
Thanks to the GlamShop for this great offer!!!

Nature Discovery Center

7112 Newcastle Street
Bellaire, TX 77401
Come visit our 18th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the Nature Discovery Center. You and your family can come pick out the perfect pumpkin for your front porch, enjoy kid's games and moonbounces in a carnival atmosphere, and more! Older kids can test their climbing skills on a rock climbing wall attraction. This annual festival is a great, safe place for family fun, food, and games - and the pumpkins on the lawn provide great photo opportunities.

Korean Festival at Discovery Green



Have you seen the traditional Korean dress hanbok? Come to enjoy a traditional Korean fashion show with a contemporary touch at the 2011 Korean Festival! We’ve also got everything else you want to know about Korea! Korean American Society of Houston (KASH) will host the third annual Korean festival on Saturday, October 22nd at Discovery Green. This one-day event, sponsored by North Freeway Hyundai, will bring South Korea’s classic and modern culture and beauty halfway around the globe to the heart of downtown Houston. This year’s theme is The Sights of Korea. We are featuring a hanbok fashion show that will bring you the authentic visual enjoyment. We will also provide information on touring Korea, and bring you contemporary and traditional performances by renowned Korean artists. Contemporary performers include: Clara Chung, a popular YouTube artist who rose to fame when she won Los Angeles’ Kollaboration talent show. Dumbfoundead, a Los Angeles-based battle rapper. Traditional performances include Tae Kwon Do and Korean dance.

Hermann Square @ City Hall

900 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002
Free 
 
Calling all ghosts and goblins. It’s time for the 16th Annual Texas Heart Institute Great Pumpkin Fun Run! Fun for the entire family, participants can register for the 5K run or walk as well as a 1K children’s walk. Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress in their favorite Halloween costume. A costume contest will be held featuring the first 50 registered children ages infant to 5 years old. Proceeds benefit the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.

Imagine Kids Magazine Event



October 15
12-6 PM
This annual family party on Saturday,October 15th from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. will be held at CityCentre Plaza, located at 800 Town & Country Boulevard (Beltway 8 & I-10W)
Over 700 children & families from Katy, Memorial, Galleria, Westchase, Highland Village, West University and other parts of town are expected to attend. There will be six hours of free stage shows featuring various celebrities and performances such as the Houston Dynamos, Mr Phils Magic Show, Houston Academy of Dance, Zumba,BrightSmiles and more.During this time children will enjoy various free activities including face painting, Balloon Twisting and casting for the new cover face of Imagine Kids Magazine!

We have a limited number of sponsor tables available so call us today to reserve your space.If you are looking for a proven way to increase your sales and are ready for a fast track to exposure, join us and discover all the advantages of being part of our family!
www.imaginekidsmagazine.com

Friday, October 14, 2011

Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch

 


Be sure to stop by the Imperial Farmers Market on the first three
Saturdays of October from 9-1 to get your
HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS!

Imperial Farmers Market is going to be a ball! Music, local chefs, lots of
local produce, vendors and of course, a pumpkin patch!
The Imperial Farmers Market will be open Saturdays from
October 1-December 10 from 9am-1pm rain or shine!
Come and support your local farmers that
have been hit so hard by the recent drought! And have a GREAT time!!

 

 

 









Thursday, October 13, 2011

Greenstar Recycling Fan of the Match


Go green while wearing orange! Bring your recyclables to the Greenstar tent at Soccer Fest on October 1st by 2:00 pm and October 23rd by 5:00 pm for your chance to win a Dynamo jersey. The top 3 recyclers at each game will win. If you have questions, email Drew Eakins at drew.eakins@greenstarrecycling.com.

Recycle and everybody wins!

FREE DYNAMO SOCCER NIGHT OUT OCTOBER 20TH



Bring your friends and family to Soccer Night Out presented by Statoil, a free community soccer festival that will include pick-up soccer games, an inflatable soccer field, music, face-painting, curb games, mobile gaming unit, caricature artist, spin artists, balloon artists, and a raffle for Dynamo prizes. Check back shortly to find out which Dynamo players will be in attendance.

Houston Halloween 2011 Community Festivals



First Fest – Houston's First Baptist Church hosts this fun-filled afternoon of games, rides, costume contests and food annually. Be sure to try your hand at the rock wall and dunking booth. Guests of the church are free of admission while church members are asked to donate $5 per person. Monday, October 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., 7401 Katy Freeway.

Harvest Fest – bring the family out to Harvest United Methodist church in Sienna Plantation for trunk-or-treat, games, candy, pumpkin decorating and costume contests. Festivities take place on Saturday, October 29, at 2 p.m. at 9523 N. Fitzgerald Way in Missouri City.

Katy's Rice Harvest Festival - Get an early start to the Halloween season at the Katy Rice Harvest Festival. The event features typical festival goodness (carnival, live entertainment, food booths, etc) and has continued to grow in popularity each year. Adults can nab tickets for $6, children 12 and under are free. October 8-9, Downtown Katy (between Avenues B and C, 2nd and 3rd streets), 77494.

West Houston Church of Christ Fall Festival - An 18-foot slide, bunjee run, dunk tank, laser tag and all the food and treats you can consume are all reasons to check out this big event. Festival begins at 1 p.m. at 17100 West Rd., Houston, TX 77095. Contact 281.856.0001 for more information

 Howl-O-Ween Fest – Bridgeland is home to a pet-focused Halloween festival with a costumed pooch parade, dancing dogs, costume contest, the 2011 Space City Disc Dog Championship and trick-or-treating for kids, dogs, and more. Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bridgeland community in West Houston .

FREE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS IN HOUSTON

 
 
Immunization Event
Houston Calendar
October 2011
Visit carevan.org for latest clinic additions.

FREE CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATIONS
All of these events are open to the public.
Please Bring Shot Records.

Oct. 19th
House of Amos
8030 Boone 77072
4-6:30pm

Oct 20th
Kingdom Builders
6011 W. Orem 77085
4-6:30pm


Oct 26.
                                        Memorial Assistance Ministry
                                                    1625 Blalock 77080
                                                          4-6:30pm

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