Calendar

Dec
16
Sat
2017
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

COST (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

November 18 – A Morning with Karen Man

Karen is an entrepreneur, author, and baker that co-founded Oxheart Restaurant and Public Services Bar. She currently serves as OKRA Charity Saloon’s Administrative Director where they are on pace to reach $1 million dollars donated this fall and is finishing up her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Pralaya Yoga Studio in Houston. When she isn’t spending time in a kitchen, she enjoys hiking, reading under the trees at Menil Park, and taking ceramics classes.

December 16 – Introduction to Composting with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to Composting will explore the fundamental principles of composting, the purpose of compost in your garden, and how to set up a compost system that is right for your garden. We will cover methods such as sheet composting, tumblers, vermicompost, black fly compost, bokashi, and windrow composting.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons, climate, best-growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

Dec
17
Sun
2017
Spring Creek Paddle Trip
Dec 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Spring Creek Paddle Trip

T.O.W.N. – Texas Outdoors-Woman Network (Houston chapter)
Sunday, December 17 at 8:30 AM

Easy 2-3 hr. trip on Spring Creek Greenway. Put in and take out locations subject to water level so may vary. Bring water, snack, hat, sunglasses, sun…

Spring Creek Paddle Trip

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017, 8:30 AM

SouthWest PaddleSports
26322 Interstate 45 North Spring, TX

1 TOWNies Attending

Easy 2-3 hr. trip on Spring Creek Greenway. Put in and take out locations subject to water level so may vary. Bring water, snack, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen. No cotton or flipflops. Text me at[masked] or call[masked] by Friday if you want to join the trip. No signups are taken through Meetup. Bring your own boat/board or rent one from us….

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Dec
23
Sat
2017
River Kayak class
Dec 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
River Kayak class

T.O.W.N. – Texas Outdoors-Woman Network (Houston chapter)
Saturday, December 23 at 8:30 AM

If you’ve taken the basic class and want to advance your skills to kayak on creeks, streams and rivers this is for you. We use rec or whitewater boats…

River Kayak class

Saturday, Dec 23, 2017, 8:30 AM

Location details are available to members only.

1 TOWNies Attending

If you’ve taken the basic class and want to advance your skills to kayak on creeks, streams and rivers this is for you. We use rec or whitewater boats, decked or sit on top, helmets and spray skirts for decked kayaks. All equipment plus a book included for $125. This is also a great class if you’re thinking about becoming an instructor or trip lead…

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Dec
24
Sun
2017
River Rescue class
Dec 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
River Rescue class

T.O.W.N. – Texas Outdoors-Woman Network (Houston chapter)
Sunday, December 24 at 8:30 AM

Learn the basics of rescuing yourself or another boater on moving water. Throw rope practice, swimming through rapids, stuck on a rock and other rescu…

River Rescue class

Sunday, Dec 24, 2017, 8:30 AM

SouthWest PaddleSports Outpost at Hidalgo Falls on the Brazos River
5342 Camp Road Navasota, TX

1 TOWNies Attending

Learn the basics of rescuing yourself or another boater on moving water. Throw rope practice, swimming through rapids, stuck on a rock and other rescue situations are covered. This class is usually followed by a short 3 mile trip on the river. This is an essential class if you are leading trips on moving water! Only $50 if taken with River Kayak cl…

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Jan
6
Sat
2018
First Saturday Birding
Jan 6 @ 7:45 am – 10:45 am
First Saturday Birding

T.O.W.N. – Texas Outdoors-Woman Network (Houston chapter)
Saturday, January 6 at 7:45 AM

FREE event open to all members and non-members. Call the park office with questions, open daily 8-4:30. 281-446-8588. Bring binoculars and join a nat…

First Saturday Birding

Saturday, Jan 6, 2018, 7:45 AM

Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Drive Humble, TX

1 TOWNies Attending

FREE event open to all members and non-members. Call the park office with questions, open daily 8-4:30. [masked]-8588.Bring binoculars and join a naturalist for an early morning walk to glimpse some of the winter and early spring migratory birds. Ages 10+.

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Intro Paddling
Jan 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Intro Paddling

T.O.W.N. – Texas Outdoors-Woman Network (Houston chapter)
Saturday, January 6 at 8:30 AM

Learn the basic strokes, maneuvers & rescues in kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding in this 6 hr. class. $100 includes all equipment. Bring water, lu…

Intro Paddling

Saturday, Jan 6, 2018, 8:30 AM

SouthWest PaddleSports
26322 Interstate 45 North Spring, TX

1 TOWNies Attending

Learn the basic strokes, maneuvers & rescues in kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding in this 6 hr. class. $100 includes all equipment. Bring water, lunch/snack, change of clothes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen. No cotton or flipflops. Text me at[masked] or call[masked] if you want to join the class. No signups are taken through Meetup.https…

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Jan
7
Sun
2018
Kayak Touring class
Jan 7 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Kayak Touring class

T.O.W.N. – Texas Outdoors-Woman Network (Houston chapter)
Sunday, January 7 at 8:30 AM

If you’ve taken the basic class and want to advance your skills to kayak on big lakes or bays, this is for you. We use long boats, decked or sit on to…

Kayak Touring class

Sunday, Jan 7, 2018, 8:30 AM

SouthWest PaddleSports
26322 Interstate 45 North Spring, TX

1 TOWNies Attending

If you’ve taken the basic class and want to advance your skills to kayak on big lakes or bays, this is for you. We use long boats, decked or sit on top, spray skirts for decked kayaks. All equipment plus a book included for $125. This is also a great class if you’re thinking about becoming an instructor or trip leader. Text me at[masked] or ca…

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Jan
13
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

COST (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

November 18 – A Morning with Karen Man

Karen is an entrepreneur, author, and baker that co-founded Oxheart Restaurant and Public Services Bar. She currently serves as OKRA Charity Saloon’s Administrative Director where they are on pace to reach $1 million dollars donated this fall and is finishing up her 200-hour yoga teacher training at Pralaya Yoga Studio in Houston. When she isn’t spending time in a kitchen, she enjoys hiking, reading under the trees at Menil Park, and taking ceramics classes.

December 16 – Introduction to Composting with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to Composting will explore the fundamental principles of composting, the purpose of compost in your garden, and how to set up a compost system that is right for your garden. We will cover methods such as sheet composting, tumblers, vermicompost, black fly compost, bokashi, and windrow composting.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons, climate, best-growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

Jan
14
Sun
2018
Intro Paddling
Jan 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Intro Paddling

T.O.W.N. – Texas Outdoors-Woman Network (Houston chapter)
Sunday, January 14 at 8:30 AM

Learn the basic strokes, maneuvers & rescues in kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding in this 6 hr. class. $100 includes all equipment. Bring water, lu…

Intro Paddling

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018, 8:30 AM

SouthWest PaddleSports
26322 Interstate 45 North Spring, TX

1 TOWNies Attending

Learn the basic strokes, maneuvers & rescues in kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding in this 6 hr. class. $100 includes all equipment. Bring water, lunch/snack, change of clothes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen. No cotton or flipflops. Text me at[masked] or call[masked] if you want to join the class. No signups are taken through Meetup.https…

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Jan
21
Sun
2018
Spring Creek Paddle Trip
Jan 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Spring Creek Paddle Trip

T.O.W.N. – Texas Outdoors-Woman Network (Houston chapter)
Sunday, January 21 at 8:30 AM

Easy 2-3 hr. trip on Spring Creek Greenway. Put in and take out locations subject to water level so may vary. Bring water, snack, hat, sunglasses, sun…

Spring Creek Paddle Trip

Sunday, Jan 21, 2018, 8:30 AM

SouthWest PaddleSports
26322 Interstate 45 North Spring, TX

1 TOWNies Attending

Easy 2-3 hr. trip on Spring Creek Greenway. Put in and take out locations subject to water level so may vary. Bring water, snack, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen. No cotton or flipflops. Text me at[masked] or call[masked] by Friday if you want to join the trip. No signups are taken through Meetup. Bring your own boat/board or rent one from us….

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