Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Celebration of Literacy: Saturday, April 30th at 12:30pm

Event: Celebration of Literacy
Date: Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Garrett Teacher Education Center
1908 Bobby K. Marks Dr.
Looking for something to do this weekend with your children or grandchildren? How about something that is both fun AND educational?
This Saturday, April 30th, SHSU and the Huntsville Area Literacy Council are teaming up to host the first annual Celebration of Literacy. This is a free event to honor the International Day of the Child and is for children, from age four to adolescents of twelve, to come out and participate in arts and crafts, storytelling, and a book walk.
Transportation will be provided. Buses will be available to pick children up in two separate locations—Huntsville Intermediate School and Huntsville Elementary.
Click HERE to see a map of the location.

Literacy is important at all ages, and it is never too early or too late to develop a love of reading--EVERYONE should read!

ENCORE—See Sam Houston Light Up the Stage

ENCORE—See Sam Houston Light Up the Stage
James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center
April 30, 2011 at 6:30pm
Seating is limited so buy your tickets today!  Tickets are $75 per person and include a cocktail reception at 6:30pm followed by the performance at 7:30pm. Click HERE for more information.
Celebrating the inaugural season in the new James and Nancy Gaertner Performing, ENCORE will feature performances by many highly successful musical artists including Allen Shamblin, Mike Reid, Mark Willis, Ed Gerlach, Elijah Gibson, Gary Powell, Eboni Adams, and Greg Graham. Many of these talented performers are  also SHSU Alumni. Encore will now be airing on KBTX Media in Bryan and Houston’s PBS station.
Click HERE for more information about these artists and their prosperous careers after graduating from SHSU.

NOTE: Katie Clark is featured in the above flyer, but she will no longer be attending.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Meeting: Gem & Mineral Society (April 27)

What: The Piney Woods Gem and Mineral Society meeting
When: Wednesday, April 27, at 7 p.m.
Where: Carriage Inn, 2805 Lake Road, Huntsville

More info: Anyone interested in earth sciences, rocks, minerals, fossils, artifacts, etc. is welcome to attend the meeting. Presentations, discussions, and activities for family members of all ages will be offered.  Education, show-and-tell, door prizes, raffles, and refreshments will be going down.  For more information, email, call Kevin at (936)594-9876 or check them out at

If you decide to join after attending the meeting, membership is free!

Relay For Life of Sam Houston State University: April 29th at 6pm

“Changing the Channel on Cancer.”
Relay for Life
April 29, 2011
6:00pm--beginning at Bowers Stadium

This Friday, April 29th, SHSU will be hosting the annual Relay for Life to raise money for The American Cancer Society. Relay for Life has a strong track record for raising money for this foundation. Last year’s race raised over $30,000, and this year’s goal is to raise over $40,000.  

It is not too late to make a difference and help with reaching that goal! For more information about signing up or making a donation, click here.

Learn more about preventative measures for cancer, treatment support, and other ways to get involved by visiting The American Cancer Society website.

Friday, April 22, 2011

SHSU Blood Drive-April 26, 2011, ALL DAY in the LSC Mall Area

SHSU Blood Drive-April 26, 2011
10:00am -5:00pm
Located on the SHSU campus in the LSC Mall Area.

The Blood Center East Texas and The Houstonian are teaming up to sponsor a blood drive on the SHSU campus. Blood donated will be used to save the lives of sick people who want to live or who are unsure about the prospect of dying.

Give your blood and save three lives—except for the small needle prick it will be A POSITIVE experience! This blood drive is available to everyone and not just SHSU students and Faculty. 

Learn more about what happens to your blood after you have donated and also about sponsoring your own blood drive by visiting the Red Cross website.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

List: Eggs-travagant Easter Events

Easter is coming up this Sunday, April 24. If you haven't yet decided where to take the kiddos for egg hunting, here are a few happenings in our area:

Saturday, April 23:
First Assembly of God Church (3122 Montgomery Road), 10a-11a.  Each participant should bring two dozen eggs (candy, plastic, or real eggs that have been hard-boiled and dyed). Free snow cones and popcorn.

American Legion Post & Auxiliary Unit 618 (1 mile east of Willis on FM 1097), 12:00 noon. Easter egg hunt for children up to age 12. 

First United Methodist Church in Willis (200 N. Thomason St. Willis, TX 77318), 2:00p. Free event for all. Carnival-type games; cupcake walk; music; refreshments; pictures with the Easter bunny. 

Sunday, April 24:
Family Faith Church Easter Extravaganza, right after church service. 50,000 egg hunt. Free bbq; prizes; games; moon walk. This event will take place at all Family Faith locations: Huntsville, Willis, Coldspring, and Eastgate. 

Family Faith Huntsville will also host its annual Easter production of "Jesus the Miracle," with a costumed cast of more than 100.  Performances are at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SHSU Presents Doubt: May 4, 2011 - May 7, 2011

Doubt: A Parable
May 4, 2011 – May 7, 2011
Showcase Theater

The SHSU Theater department will be performing  Doubt starting on May 4, 2011 and it will run until May 7, 2011. Written by John Patrick Shanley, Doubt ran on Broadway from March 31, 2005 to July 2, 2006. A movie adaptation directed by Shanley and starring Meryl Streep and Phillip Seymour Hoffman was released in 2009.

Doubt is a drama that takes place at St. Nicholas Church School in the Autumn of 1964.  What happens when the rigid Sister Aloysius Beauvier accuses the young and popular parish priest Father Flynn of committing a horrifying act with one of his male students? Without proof, how much damage can one person’s voice initiate? Found out by watching SHSU’s version of this Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play! 

SHSU’s version of the play is directed by Larry Smiglewski and stars some of SHSU’s most promising actors.  Stay tuned for more information about the cast and this performance.

Sam Houston Folk Festival (April 29-May 1)

The 24th annual General Sam Houston Folk Festival runs April 29 through May 1. The festival features live music, workshops, museum tours, costumed historical characters, various performances and demonstrations, arts and crafts, food, and more. 

For more information, visit the website here: Click me!

PS: Want to volunteer? Organizers of craft demonstrations are seeking volunteers for four-hour shifts at the festival. Free training will be offered at Wynne Home Arts Center at the following sessions: 
Marbling paper for scrapbooking:  2 to 4 p.m.; 4 to 6 p.m.; and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21. 
Indian bead weaving and magic string: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23. 

Volunteers are free to attend any session. Volunteers enter the festival for free to work four hours and then may spend the rest of the day enjoying the festival. For more information, call instructor Tamara Chasteen at (936)661-1779 or the Wynne Home at (936)291-5424.

Cafe Texan's 75th Anniversary

Join us at The Café Texan’s 75th Anniversary!
Plus, get ready for Chicken Fried LIVE... The Mixed Review will be performing! 
When: May 13, 2011
Time: 6pm-10pm
Place: The Café Texan
Come celebrate the anniversary of one of Huntsville’s oldest establishments, and stayed tuned for an article featuring pictures and highlights from this event.
Visit The Mixed Review's Facebook page for dates and times for other upcoming performances.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Free Classes @ Hville State Park (May - Sept.)

The Huntsville State Park will host spring and summer classes in basic safety for biking, hiking, and kayaking.  Each session includes time to explore the state park with backpacks, bikes and kayaks provided to each participant. Class sizes are limited to 30 and pre-registration is required... so hurry up and register! 

Sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on these dates: May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17.

Children 12 and up can register with an attending parent or guardian.

For more information, call (936)294-5725 or go to:

Farmer's Market! Yesss!

Hey, guys. If you're like me, you love fresh vegetables and fruits! Huntsville is getting a farmer's market soon, and they need local farmers to participate. 

Huntsville Main Street is looking for people to participate in a weekly farmer’s market that will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays from May 7 to Sept. 24. The market will be located at the corner of Avenue M and 12th Street. 

Participation is free, and growers are encouraged to donate their leftover produce to a local food bank. For more information, you can contact Kim McAuliffe at (936)291-5920.

If you're not a farmer, just be patient until the market opens on May 7. This will be a good place to get locally grown produce - and it's a cool place to take your kids and educate them about where their food comes from. :D

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