READY FOR A GREAT WEEKEND?!
As I wrote last week, this Saturday, May 6, is “World Labyrinth Day,” organized by the Labyrinth Society. As promised, I have a list of Houston events as a PICK, below. For a list of Houston area labyrinths, check my website and for a list of labyrinths around the world, check this World-Wide Labyrinth Locator, which is maintained by two national labyrinth organizations, the Labyrinth Society and Veriditas. If you’re looking for peace and a new way to meditate, I suggest you try labyrinths. Join the Houston Labyrinth Walkers Facebook group to stay up-to-date on all things labyrinth and for a list of our local events.
And also this Saturday, it’s time to vote across the state (see more about the local elections and early voting, going on now, here and info about Harris County here – be sure to enjoy the snazzy photo of Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart!). The Houston Independent School District/HISD is on the ballot again with Prop 1, the school finance referendum. A ‘yes’ vote would hand over roughly $100 million in property taxes to help fund education in property-poor districts elsewhere in the state. A ‘no’ vote would lead to billions of dollars’ worth of commercial property being detached from HISD’s tax base. I’m not going to tell you which way to vote – you can research it on the web. Good luck deciding!
Speaking of HISD, they recently created a new K-12 Fine Arts Department and appointed Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School principal Wenden Sanders as the head. He will provide leadership, support, and direction to ensure that all HISD students have access to a high-quality fine arts education; see more about that news here. Isn’t that exciting?! The creation of this new department is a direct result of our new Superintendent Richard Carranza’s “Listen and Learn” tours, where he heard repeatedly about the need to further develop the fine arts at all grade levels in HISD schools.
Have a great weekend, love one another, please share this, and please go IGNITE YOUR LIFE!