Thursday, March 27, 2008

Busy Month of March

For some reason, the spring is always a busy time of year. March is just flown by. From friends' birthday parties to Rodeo to ranch trips and Easter, we've had a busy month. I flipped through some of my photos from March and was surprised at how much we've done. (I think this photo of my mom and Little K decorating Easter eggs is pretty cute.) And hey, we still have one more weekend in March to do a bit more.

I spoke to a girlfriend this morning who was cracking up because her first grader decided to shave half of her eyebrow off. Apparently, once she started shaving her brow, she went into shock because my friend found her razor mysteriously on the bathroom floor. Her daughter didn't mention anything but her "new look" was quite apparent. The dad didn't find it so humorous and is worried that her eyebrow won't grow back. I think it's hillarious... with someone else's kid. Oh the things we have to look forward to.

Until the next nap time...

Farmers' Market Kids' Day

WHAT: Urban Harvest's Bayou City Farmers' Market will hold its third annual Kids' Market Day on Saturday, March 29, 2008. Kids' Market Day offers children of all ages the opportunity to see where their food really comes from. Kids participating in school gardening programs will bring their produce to sell at the farmers' market. Vendors will bring animals and equipment from their farms to show kids what farming is really like. Kid-friendly activities will include seed planting, face painting, and egg dyeing using natural colors. Live music and a cooking demonstration will also be featured.

The Bayou City Farmers' Market is a project of Urban Harvest. URBAN HARVEST is a nonprofit organization that helps build communities from the ground up by promoting sustainable land use and horticultural practices to grow food and reduce hunger. Its farmers' market project helps educate the public about the benefits of eating local produce in season and provides the local agricultural community with a direct outlet for their products.

For more information, visit our website The Bayou City Farmers' Market provides a venue for over thirty local vendors to sell their products directly to the public. The offerings include vegetables, fruits, pastured eggs, goats' milk cheeses, grass-fed beef and lamb, honey and beeswax products, fair trade organic coffee, prepared foods and baked goods, healthy snacks, fresh flowers, fresh herbs, pastured chicken, and more.

WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 2008, 8 am to noon

Japan Festival in Houston: April 5-6

This annual event in Hermann Park's beautiful Japanese Garden draws more than 20,000 people. The Japan Festival celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Japan with two stages showcasing music, traditional and folk dance and martial arts, as well as demonstrations of ebana flower arrangement, tea ceremony, origami and bonsai.

Revel in the rich cultural heritage of Japan by celebrating all things Japanese at the 15th Annual Houston Japan Festival. Once a year, Houstonians enjoy this spectacular event at Hermann Park that transforms the Japanese Garden and surrounding area into an authentic Japanese village. The Japan Festival commemorates the rich legacy of Japan with a mixture of food, crafts and entertainment - including Japanese art, music, dance, technology and martial arts.

Two of Japan's premiere music traditions will be featured -- the spiritually healing music of Taisho-Koto and Tsugaru Shamisen, a genre of folk music that derives its name from the quaint three-stringed redwood lute that gives it a unique sound. Three accomplished shamisen players will perform Tsugaru Shamisen. The Taisho-Koto concerts will feature Wakanakai, a noted group from Houston's sister city of Chiba, Japan. The theme of this year's Festival is Japan: The Past, Present and Future.

Admission is free.
Saturday, April 5 through Sunday, April 6 10 am - 6 pm
Japanese Garden in Hermann Park at 6201 A Golf Course Drive> Houston, TX 77030
Fannin St. & Sunset Blvd. (nearest intersection)
Easy access from the Metro stop "HermannPark/RiceU"
Phone: 713.963.0121
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