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Dec
9
Sat
2017
AIA’s Gingerbread Build-Off @ Hermann Square
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Architecture Center Houston will host the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square Saturday, December 9, 2017. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is FREE and open to the public! 

Want to compete?

Team registration is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner-Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.

Register your team online here. Please review the Competition Rules before registering.

Volunteering

ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email aleks@aiahouston.org for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!

SPONSOR

Sponsor the Gingerbread Build-Off! Connect with our teams and spectators while supporting Architecture Center Houston’s exhibits, tours, and education programs.

Event Day Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 – 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 – 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 – 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 – 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 – 4:30 Awards

Following the Build-Off

Winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 11-15, free and open to the public at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library (500 McKinney St.)

Dec
18
Mon
2017
TWA Sporting Clays Shoot @ Greater Houston Gun Club
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Texas Wildlife Association

The 2017 Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) Sporting Clays Shoot will be held on
Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Greater Houston Gun Club. Come join us for a day
of fun, shooting, fellowship, raffles, exhibitors, food and more. Experienced and novice
shooters alike are encouraged to attend.

All proceeds support TWA’s mission of serving Texas wildlife and its habitat while protecting property rights, hunting heritage, and the conservation efforts of those who value and steward wildlife resources.

 

Registration includes

  • 100 targets
  • Ammunition
  • Golf cart
  • Commemorative t-shirt
  • Registration bag
  • Food and beverages
    • Alcoholic beverages will be available to non-shooters and shooters once their shooting day has concluded.

To become a Sponsor or to register, visit the TWA’s Sporting Clays Shoot event page.

For more information, refer to the 2017 Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) Sporting Clays Shoot – Registration and Sponsorship Packet.

 

What to bring: Your favorite shotgun, ear and eye protection (required).

 

Additional Games

  • Mulligans: 6 for $100 (no individual mulligans for purchase)
    • Mulligans to be sold at registration and on the course
  • 2-Man Flurry: $50

 

*UPDATED* Schedule of Events (subject to change)
Monday, December 18, 2017

11:00 am Registration Opens & 2 Man Flurry Begins
11:15 am Raffle Opens
12:25 pm Safety Briefing and Instructions
12:30 pm Shoot Begins
3:30 pm 2-Man Flurry Opens Back Up (for those who did not participate in the opening flurry)
3:30 pm Cocktails & Hors-d’oeuvres
4:30 pm Awards & Raffle Drawings
6:00 pm Conclusion of Event

 

For more events with the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), visit their Events Calendar!