Friday, January 12, 2007

MLK Day and More in Houston

Looking for fun things to do on Monday, when schools are closed and the city of Houston celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? Here are some ideas.

The "We Are the Dream" Parade and Rally starts at 8 am in downtown at Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. and Beekman. Participants will then march to MacGregor Park for the festivities, which are expected to last until 2 pm. There have been rumors of a second parade in the afternoon as well, but the City's online calendar does not list that. Let's just hope the weather holds for the morning parade.

If the parade is not your style, try heading to the Houston Zoo, which is FREE on MLK Day. The Zoo animals have planned plenty of fun for kids of all ages. Head out early to make the most of this trip. Gates open at 9 am.

For those of you who like to plan ahead, here's a fun activity for Valentine's Day.
The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra will host the second concert of its 2006 – 2007 season on Saturday, February 10, 2007, at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd., 5:00 p.m. A music education program is available for children age ten and under, giving parents the opportunity to enjoy an early Valentine’s dinner. (See photo above.) A repeat performance will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2007, at Temple Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd., 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online at or at the Bookstore at St. John the Divine Church. The cost is $25 per person. Childcare runs $20 for the first child and $15 for each additional child and extends through 9:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Visit or call (713) 665- 2700 for additional information.

Until the next nap time...