Calendar

Dec
18
Mon
2017
Tyke Hikes @ Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Encourage your child’s curiosity about nature and spend time with them exploring outdoors!

Children 18 months to 3 years, with their adult companions, can join a naturalist for a story reading, a simple nature activity or craft, and a stroller-friendly hike on the beautiful Arboretum trails. Enjoy an interesting new nature experience each week with themes such as bats, raccoons, owls, and trees.

Cost per class: Free for Family Tree Members and above (please have member card on hand); $7 per child for nonmembers (younger siblings are welcome for free). Pay at the door, advanced registration not necessary.

Please note – as of January 2017, Tyke Hikes are $7 per child for nonmembers.

Note: Please dress for the weather. Tyke Hikes take place rain or shine! Closed-toe shoes are best for trail hikes. Older preschoolers are welcome but are the responsibility of the adult companion.

Dec
20
Wed
2017
Central City Co-Op Farmer’s Market @ Central City Co-Op (Inside Kindred Church)
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Central City Co-Op Farmer's Market @ Central City Co-Op (Inside Kindred Church) | Houston | Texas | United States

All About Central City Co-Op

In September 2001, Jennifer Georgantas and Pat Greer dreamed of a community of people joining together each week around healthy, earth-friendly food. This dream became a reality 15 years ago with the founding of Central City Co-Op, Houston’s very first organic co-op.

Organic Produce, Organic Community
Our mission is to support sustainable, chemical free farming practices through offering both 1) sustainably raised local and 2) certified USDA organic national produce and farm goods to our community at the fairest prices possible.

Everything we carry on our shelves and stock in our shares is either locally, sustainably grown by farmers we know or is nationally-certified USDA organic. Both are great options for you and for our planet!

Central City Co-Op also provides a space for individuals to come together as a community. We support every member of our community in their journey to learn more about where their food comes from, how it’s produced, and how the local economy is impacted by food choices.

In short, we make our best effort to feature produce from local sources that embrace compassionate and chemical-free growing—and the little that isn’t local is still nationally-certified USDA organic. We believe everyone should have access to organic produce at reasonable prices.

A bit more…

Visit us in every Wednesday inside Kindred Church at 2515 Waugh Drive. Take a tour with a volunteer to see us first hand!

Shop with us in our open market on Wednesday, or pre-order a share on our online store (by 6 pm Sundays for Wednesday pickup).

Non-members can pre-order their first share in person on Wednesday with the members-only 10% discount (one time only). After that, individuals must become a member to receive the discount.

Learn even more about Central City Co-Op in our FAQs.

AIA/IIDA Happy Hour @ Chapman and Kirby
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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RSVP Here

Let’s all get together and toast the New Year and celebrate the friendship of the IIDA Houston City Center and the AIA Houston Interior Architecture Committee! Please join us at Chapman and Kirby for some Holiday fun, light bites, and libations.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Fast TrackGeigerHarvey BuildersHerman MillerTandus/Centiva, and The KipCO/CS Gulf Coast for making this event possible!

 

For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

Dec
21
Thu
2017
Small Firm Roundtable @ Wooster's Garden
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm

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End of the year celebration!  Join us!

The Small Firm Roundtable meets monthly on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM.  This group provides a closed forum for dialogue among peers and a venue to support architects who have recently branched out on their own, have a growing firm, or are considering starting their own businesses.  Meetings consist of focused conversation and invaluable insights on important issues and practices.

No reservation is necessary.

Dec
22
Fri
2017
Nature Discovery Center’s Winter Break Camp @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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We are offering day-long camps on select days during the 2017-2018 Winter Break from school for kids ages 5 – 10. Day camps meet from 9 am – 3:30 pm each day. After Care is also available until 5:30 pm. Kids bring a lunch and we provide snacks and water.

 

Register online.

Cost/class:
  • Members – $49
  • Nonmembers – $59
After Care is an additional $15/day.

 

2017-2018 WINTER BREAK DAY CAMP CLASS SCHEDULE

Date Topic
 12/22  Science of Leaves
 12/27  Furry Friends
 12/28  Seasons & Weather
 12/29  Brilliant Biomes
 01/03  Scaly & Slimy
 01/04  Sticks & Stones
 01/05  Animal Adaptations
 01/15  Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

 

For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their Event Calendar!

Dec
23
Sat
2017
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Dec 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org

Dec
27
Wed
2017
Central City Co-Op Farmer’s Market @ Central City Co-Op (Inside Kindred Church)
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Central City Co-Op Farmer's Market @ Central City Co-Op (Inside Kindred Church) | Houston | Texas | United States

All About Central City Co-Op

In September 2001, Jennifer Georgantas and Pat Greer dreamed of a community of people joining together each week around healthy, earth-friendly food. This dream became a reality 15 years ago with the founding of Central City Co-Op, Houston’s very first organic co-op.

Organic Produce, Organic Community
Our mission is to support sustainable, chemical free farming practices through offering both 1) sustainably raised local and 2) certified USDA organic national produce and farm goods to our community at the fairest prices possible.

Everything we carry on our shelves and stock in our shares is either locally, sustainably grown by farmers we know or is nationally-certified USDA organic. Both are great options for you and for our planet!

Central City Co-Op also provides a space for individuals to come together as a community. We support every member of our community in their journey to learn more about where their food comes from, how it’s produced, and how the local economy is impacted by food choices.

In short, we make our best effort to feature produce from local sources that embrace compassionate and chemical-free growing—and the little that isn’t local is still nationally-certified USDA organic. We believe everyone should have access to organic produce at reasonable prices.

A bit more…

Visit us in every Wednesday inside Kindred Church at 2515 Waugh Drive. Take a tour with a volunteer to see us first hand!

Shop with us in our open market on Wednesday, or pre-order a share on our online store (by 6 pm Sundays for Wednesday pickup).

Non-members can pre-order their first share in person on Wednesday with the members-only 10% discount (one time only). After that, individuals must become a member to receive the discount.

Learn even more about Central City Co-Op in our FAQs.

Nature Discovery Center’s Winter Break Camp @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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We are offering day-long camps on select days during the 2017-2018 Winter Break from school for kids ages 5 – 10. Day camps meet from 9 am – 3:30 pm each day. After Care is also available until 5:30 pm. Kids bring a lunch and we provide snacks and water.

 

Register online.

Cost/class:
  • Members – $49
  • Nonmembers – $59
After Care is an additional $15/day.

 

2017-2018 WINTER BREAK DAY CAMP CLASS SCHEDULE

Date Topic
 12/22  Science of Leaves
 12/27  Furry Friends
 12/28  Seasons & Weather
 12/29  Brilliant Biomes
 01/03  Scaly & Slimy
 01/04  Sticks & Stones
 01/05  Animal Adaptations
 01/15  Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

 

For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their Event Calendar!

Dec
28
Thu
2017
HPARD’s Native Plant Propagation Workdays @ HPARD Greenhouse
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Habitat Restoration

Our volunteer group meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon at the HPARD Greenhouse.

We propagate plants from locally collected native seed. A typical workday may include seeding pots, bumping up trays into 1-gallon containers, separating seedlings, and weeding pots. We will also have special seed collecting trips, invasive species removal workdays, and planting events in our restored prairies!

We are also beginning to conduct semi-annual vegetation transects and monthly bird surveys at our current and future restoration sites. If you’re good at identifying plants or birds or if you would like to learn more about them, come join us!

If you’re interested in volunteering for the NRMP, email kelli.ondracek@houstontx.gov.

Nature Discovery Center’s Winter Break Camp @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

logo

We are offering day-long camps on select days during the 2017-2018 Winter Break from school for kids ages 5 – 10. Day camps meet from 9 am – 3:30 pm each day. After Care is also available until 5:30 pm. Kids bring a lunch and we provide snacks and water.

 

Register online.

Cost/class:
  • Members – $49
  • Nonmembers – $59
After Care is an additional $15/day.

 

2017-2018 WINTER BREAK DAY CAMP CLASS SCHEDULE

Date Topic
 12/22  Science of Leaves
 12/27  Furry Friends
 12/28  Seasons & Weather
 12/29  Brilliant Biomes
 01/03  Scaly & Slimy
 01/04  Sticks & Stones
 01/05  Animal Adaptations
 01/15  Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle

 

For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their Event Calendar!