GHFEDS Events

    • 10 May 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 16 Aug 2017
    • Kemah - Portafino Harbor

    Ahoy Matey!

    GHFEDS would like to invite your family to sail with Sailing Angels this summer, all ages welcomed.

    The Sailing Angels Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, based in the Greater Houston area.   As an opportunity for education and recreational therapy, we introduce the joy of sailing to special children with cognitive, physical or emotional needs or chronic illnesses. The special participants are encouraged to work on the boat to the best of their abilities.

    Sailing Angels Policies

    Maximum 6 people per boat.
    The sailing trip will be 2-2.5 hours long, apply sunscreen prior to arrival and bring along for the trip.
    No food allowed, drinks allowed but No red drinks, water will be provided by Sailing Angels.
    Life jackets will be provided.
    Waiver must be signed and bring with you upon arrival.
    Sailing Angels Waiver.pdf
    You must arrive 30 minutes prior to sailing, boat will leave promptly at designated time.
    You must provide Name, Age, and Weight of each child when registering due to life jacket size and Sailing Certificate.
    Further instructions will be sent prior to sailing.

    Dates & Times

    May 10th - Open for families that homeschool or have graduated high school only. Sailing at 10am with maximum 12 people & 1pm maximum 12 people.

    June 17th - Open for all. Sailing at 10am with maximum 12 people.

    June 24th - Open for all. Sailing at 10am with maximum 18 people.

    July 22nd - Open for all. Sailing at 10am with maximum 18 people.

    August 16th - Open for all. Sailing at 10am with maximum 12 people.

    ONE REGISTRATION PER FAMILY
    Registration is limited to maximum people per date and will close once limit is reached, if there are openings after limit is reached then registration will reopen until maximum people have been reached.

    You must have a current membership with GHFEDS to register, if you would like to apply for membership which is $25 annually or renew membership click HERE.

    • 16 May 2017
    • 16 Oct 2017
    • Walter Hall Park


    Order Buttons for the 2017 GHFEDS Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk by October 16th, buttons are $2 each.  Please send a "Head Shot" photo to Elizabeth Stevens at elpool@earthlink.net


    Buttons can be picked up along with your walk shirt pick up TBA.


    This is an example of the buttons, current year will be added to the buttons.





    • 16 May 2017
    • 16 Oct 2017
    • Walter Hall Park


    Team Captains will receive 1 free walk sign when your team raises $100 or more. If your team does not raise $100+ or you want extra walk signs you will need to order here, walk signs are $50 each, please send a "Head Shot" photo and Team Name to Elizabeth Stevens at elpool@earthlink.net

    Signs will be placed along the walk, please pick up your sign after the walk to take home with you.

    This is an example of the walk sign, design may be different for this years walk.








    • 16 May 2017
    • 16 Oct 2017
    • Walter Hall Park - 807 Hwy 3 League City 77573


    If you are interested in volunteering for GHFEDS Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk please register here.


    The walk will be held on October 28th from 9am - noon at Walter Hall Park in League City.

    We will need volunteers to help from 7am - noon with restocking water and capri-sun's in coolers, restocking snacks, setting up walk signs along walk path, hanging banners, placing fitted table cloths on tables, direct parking, cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, monitor stage, manage registration/volunteer/shirt/prize tables, and clean up.

    Each volunteer will receive a walk shirt and a cinch sack filled with goodies.

    Click on each volunteer job for a description and hours needed. Please bring your own volunteer hours form to be signed if needed.

    Please register by October 16th !!

    If you have any questions please contact us at admin@ghfeds.org.

    We greatly appreciate your time to volunteer for GHFEDS Step Up Walk!!



    • 05 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Armand Bayou Nature Center - 8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena
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    SUMMER TIME IS FUN TIME

    GHFEDS would like to invite you for a Reptiles and Trails class at Armand Bayou Nature Center.

    DATE & TIME

    Wednesday July 5th from 10am-12pm

    This event is for all ages, siblings will be charged $4 per sibling, and maximum of 30 people to attend, registration will close once limit is reached.

    Learn about the attributes of snakes, turtles, and alligators and discover why these often misunderstood animals are important.  See live reptiles up close and have an opportunity to touch them.  Also, hike our trails and look for reptiles in their natural environment.

    You must wear sneakers or boots, no opened toe or heel shoes, comfortable clothes, bring bug spray and sunscreen, and refillable water bottle.

    Following the class we will have a picnic, please bring your own coolers, food and drinks. You will need to bring all food trash home with you to keep the wildlife out of the garbage cans.

    Payment must be completed prior to event.

    **You must have a current GHFEDS annual membership to register for summer programs, if you would like to join or renew membership click here.

    • 08 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Aug 2017
    • Main Event - 1125 Magnolia Avenue Webster, TX 77598

    SUMMER TIME IS FUN TIME

    *REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 3rd*

    GHFEDS would like to invite you for our Summer Bowling League at Main event.

    DATES & TIMES

    July 8th  -  10am to 11am
    July 15th  -  10am to 11am
    July 29th  -  10am to 11am
    August 12th - 10am-11am

    *Please note date change, no event on July 22nd.

    This event is for all ages, registration is for all dates, siblings are welcomed and will be charged $28 per sibling.

    The kids will enjoy an hour of bowling followed by pizza and drinks, and they will receive a $10 game card. Parents will be served pizza and drinks.

    Payment must be completed prior to event, failure to pay in full will cancel your registration.

    **You must have a current GHFEDS Annual Membership to register for the summer programs, if you would like to join or renew your membership click HERE.



    • 15 Jul 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center - 1700 5th Avenue North, Texas City 77590

    GHFEDS would like to invite your family for our private Summer Splash Social at the Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center in Texas City on Saturday July 15th from 630-830pm.

    The Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center is an amazing aquatic venture for all ages to enjoy that features a lazy river, flume slides, cool water spa, childrens play area, and much more.

    Pizza and drinks will be provided, feel free to bring your own food, snacks and drinks. NO Alcohol or Glass Bottles allowed in park.

    GHFEDS, park staff and lifeguards are Not responsible for watching your children, please monitor your children at all times.

    Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center
    1700 5th Avenue North
    Texas City 77590

    See park rules and policies below:

    • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 16 years.
    • Anyone entering the water must be attired in an approved swimsuit. Swimsuits are designed to be quick drying and are generally made from smooth nylon material. They are durable and hold up to wear from contact with pool chemicals. An appropriate swimsuit is defined as a swim garment with an affixed/ sewn inner lining that is marketed and sold as a bathing suit.
      • No gym shorts (i.e. Under Armour, Mesh, Basketball, Soffe, etc.). Linings in shorts may not qualify as appropriate swimwear. Inappropriate attire may damage our pumps and chemicals. Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, or metal ornamentation are not permitted on play features or slides. Thong bikinis or other revealing swimwear is not permitted. Lifeguard gear or other insignia is not allowed for liability reasons.
    • All children wearing disposable or cloth diapers must have their diapers securely closed by a pair of plastic pants that feature an elastic leg and waist openings. Swim diapers are recommended, along with the plastic pants. Please do not change diapers on the deck. A changing station is provided in the restrooms for the patrons' convenience.
    • The manager on duty has the authorization to request anyone to take a shower before entering the pool.
    • Abusive or profane language will not be permitted. Patrons engaging in harassing and/or violent behavior will receive immediate disciplinary action.
    • Smoking, other tobacco products, alcohol, drugs and gambling are not permitted.
    • Chewing gum is not permitted.
    • Glass containers and bottles are prohibited.
    • No running, horseplay or fighting in the facility is allowed. Dunking, riding shoulders, etc., is not allowed. Patrons are not allowed to throw other patrons into or across the water.
    • Acts of physical affection are not permitted.
    • Loitering is not permitted along the outside of the fence line or adjacent to the facility.
    • Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved floatation devices are allowed.
    • Only employees are allowed in the pump room, mechanical room, concession stand and ticketing booth.
    • Animals are restricted from the facility (unless the animal is a service animal).
    • The Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center Staff are not responsible for items that are lost, stolen, vandalized or left unattended. Lockers are provided for a per use fee to store personal items.

    Slide Rules

    • You must be at least 48 inches tall to ride this attraction.
    • Rider is not permitted to enter the slide until instructed by the lifeguard.
    • Do not run, jump, stand, kneel or dive onto the slide.
    • Enter, ride and exit slide feet first.
    • Cutting in line, horseplay and other unsafe behavior is not permitted.
    • Loitering on the stairs is not permitted.
    • Standing, stopping and sliding down head-first are not allowed.
    • Metal objects, glasses, jewelry, metal snaps, watches, etc., are not allowed on the water slide.
    • Swimsuits with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets or metal ornamentation is not permitted.
    • Floatation devices are not allowed on the slide.
    • Keep hands inside the slide at all times.
    • Only one person is allowed on the slide at a time.
    • Move towards the exit stairs in the catch pool immediately after exiting the slide.
    • Do not cross in front of the other slide.

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    • 25 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Urban Easel - 527 El Dorado Blvd, Webster, TX 77598

    SUMMER TIME IS FUN TIME

    GHFEDS would like to invite you to our Summer Science Projects at The Urban Easel on Tuesday July 25th from 6-8pm.

    The kids will enjoy making bouncy balls, nebula jars and fish in slime. This event is for all ages, siblings will be charged $10 per sibling, pizza and drinks will be provided.

    Class maximum is 20 kids, registration will close when limit is reached.

    Payment must be completed prior to event, failure to pay in full will cancel your registration.

    **You must have a current GHFEDS annual membership to register for summer programs, if you would like to join or renew your membership click here.
    • 26 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Armand Bayou Nature Center - 8500 Bay Area Blvd, Pasadena

    **Maximum limit has been reached and registration is closed.**

    SUMMER TIME IS FUN TIME

    GHFEDS would like to invite you for a Animal Adaptations class at Armand Bayou Nature Center.

    DATE & TIME

    Wednesday July 26th from 10am-12pm

    This event is for all ages, siblings will be charged $4 per sibling, and maximum of 30 people to attend, registration will close once limit is reached.

    Plants and animals are amazing! Learn how cacti survive in the desert, how owls sneak up on their prey, and more! This class focuses mostly on the adaptations of plants, birds, and mammals.  Participants will have opportunities to touch animal and plant specimens and will be encouraged to draw conclusions about the organisms' adaptations.  In addition to the demonstration, participants will take a hike around the nature center, where they can observe plants and animals in their native habitats.

    You must wear sneakers or boots, no opened toe or heel shoes, comfortable clothes, bring bug spray and sunscreen, and refillable water bottle.

    Following the class we will have a picnic, please bring your own coolers, food and drinks. You will need to bring all food trash home with you to keep the wildlife out of the garbage cans.

    Payment must be completed prior to event.

    **You must have a current GHFEDS annual membership to register for summer programs, if you would like to join or renew membership click here.

    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Galveston Island State Park - 14901 FM 3005 Galveston, TX 77554

    SUMMER TIME IS FUN TIME

    GHFEDS would like to invite your family to our Summer Beach Exploration and Sand Castle Contest at Galveston Island State Park.

    DATES & TIMES

    Saturday August 5th

    10-1130am  -  Beach Exploration

    1230-130pm  -  Sand Castle Contest

    You will need to check in at the park office to receive your permit for admission. This event is free for all family members.

    Beach Exploration

    Discover the life that lives at the edge of the sea...

    Hunt for island treasures with one of our knowledgeable guides.
    Beach Exploration hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway.

    Get a close-up look at the many critters and birds that inhabit the sand, surf and seaweed. This Saturday tour includes hands-on seining, searching for ghost crabs and beach combing under the guidance of Friends of Galveston Island State Park (FoGISP) volunteers.

    Sand Castle Contest

    Ranger Lisa will clear an area for our contest and bring some gear to create a sandy masterpiece. We want to see what kind of castle or sculpture you can make, so you're invited to spend some time gathering materials, building a structure, and decorating it to your liking!

    Prizes awarded for participation. Only sand castles made during the program count. No prior experience or materials needed.  Wear sunscreen, bring a hat, and come prepared to be in the sand for this special art contest!

    Following the beach events your family is welcome to enjoy your day at the beach, your admission is good for 1 day.

    **You must have a current GHFEDS annual membership to register for summer programs, if you would like to join or renew your membership click here.

    • 08 Aug 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Urban Easel - 527 El Dorado Blvd, Webster, TX 77598

    SUMMER TIME IS FUN TIME

    GHFEDS would like to invite you to our Summer Art Projects at The Urban Easel on Tuesday August 8th from 6-8pm.

    The kids will enjoy making exploding art and bubbles palooza. This event is for all ages, siblings will be charged $10 per sibling, pizza and drinks will be provided.

    Class maximum is 20 kids, registration will close when limit is reached.

    Payment must be completed prior to event, failure to pay in full will cancel your registration.

    **You must have a current GHFEDS annual membership to register for summer programs, if you would like to join or renew your membership click here.
    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Galveston Island State Park - 14901 FM 3005 Galveston, TX 77554

    SUMMER TIME IS FUN TIME

    GHFEDS would like to invite your family to our Summer Geocaching 101 at Galveston Island State Park.

    DATES & TIMES

    Saturday August 12th from 1-2pm

    You will need to check in at the park office to receive your permit for admission. This event is free for all family members. You can go to the beach prior to the Geocaching 101, let the rangers know you will be attending the class.

    Geocaching 101

    High-tech treasure hunting workshop!

    We'll provide high-tech treasure hunting basics and clues to your next wild adventure.
    Learn how to find hidden treasure within the park and around the globe with this short, activity-based program about geocaching. "Geo" = Earth, "cache" = something hidden, like treasure or supplies.

    Please join us for a special program at the Nature Center, where we'll use GPS units, learn about low-cost alternatives, and ways to get kids excited about the outdoors.

    Following the event your family is welcome to enjoy your day at the beach, your admission is good for 1 day.

    **You must have a current GHFEDS annual membership to register for summer programs, if you would like to join or renew your membership click here.

    • 19 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Galveston Island State Park - 14901 FM 3005 Galveston, TX 77554

    SUMMER TIME IS FUN TIME

    GHFEDS would like to invite your family to our Summer Go Fish at Galveston Island State Park.

    DATES & TIMES

    Saturday August 19th from 9am-12pm

    Learn to Fish

    You will need to check in at the park office to receive your permit for admission. This event is free for all family members.

    Youth and adults can learn the basics of fishing through fun, hands-on activities. Take away a fishing fun pack and enter the drawing for door prizes. Equipment and bait provided or bring your own. No fishing license necessary. Event is free, but park entrance may apply. Adults must accompany children. Bring sun protection and water. Registration and start time is 9:00 A.M.

    Following the event your family is welcome to enjoy your day at the beach, your admission is good for 1 day.

    **You must have a current GHFEDS annual membership to register for summer programs, if you would like to join or renew your membership click here.

GHFEDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support organization serving the Greater Clear Lake area, including South Houston, Pearland, Pasadena, League City, Galveston, and other surrounding areas.


P.O. Box 891093
Houston, TX 77289
281-736-8008
      

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