Friday, April 13, 2007

Sports, Music, Exercise & Health Top Houston Weekend

At 7 pm on April 13th (Yes, Friday the 13th!) experience River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO)'s uniquely informal and intimate music making at Colonial Park in West University. Eleven of the 40 members will perform music such as Mozart's Wind Serenades. Bring a blanket and/or chairs and a picnic for the Music Under the Stars concert series from West University. A map and driving directions are available online.

Take advantage of the wonderful spring weather (& probably sunshine) this Saturday, April 14 at the Holy Mackerel Bike Race in the Houston Heights. Details are available in my blog from 4/12/07. This promises to be a morning of cheers and fun with bike races for folks age 3 and up, as well as a moonwalk and concessions.

Also on Saturday is the 2007 Fleishman Family Festival (in honor of the late Dr. Gary B. Fleishman). This year, the event will be held across the street from the hospital (921 Gessner) on Memorial City Mall property. This family-oriented fair will provide a variety of activities, including extensive opportunities to talk "one-on-one" with physicians of different specialties, health and safety exhibits and displays, free health screenings (including blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, pulmonary function testing and more), live entertainment and refreshments. Expected attendance is ~1,500 people. Head out to the Fleishman Family Festival this Saturday from 11 am 2 pm. There is no cost to attend. Plus, this is a great way to spend a Saturday with friends and family while learning about healthy lifestyles!

Sunday, April 15 at 5:05 pm, catch the last Houston Aeros hockey game of the season on Family Day. The Aeros play the San Antonio Rampage for a Texas-sized game. Family packages and tickets are available online. Go Aeros!

Have a wonderful weekend! Until the next nap time…