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July 2016 Calendar


July 9, GHF Historic Rehabilitation Series: Refinishing Historic Wood Floors, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Learn how to maintain the integrity of your home’s timeworn wood floors. Topics will include repairing and refinishing wood floors, and protecting floors from moisture.
Info: $10 per course, $5 GHF member tickets are available the day of the class.
GHF Architectural Salvage Warehouse, 2228 Broadway in Galveston

July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, Bishop’s Palace Extended Tour, 11 a.m. to noon
Guests to the Extended Tour of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace will be treated to a guided viewing of the house complete with a stop at Mrs. Gresham’s third floor painting studio. Typically reserved only for our Basement to Attic Tours, this new offering will give guests a quick view of the rarely seen third floor.
Info: $10-$15; 1402 Broadway in Galveston,

July 20, Summer Design Sip and Stroll, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The ASID Summer Design Sip and Stroll, presented by Audi Central Houston with other sponsors gives attendees the opportunity to mingle with Houston design leaders as they enjoy wine, specialty cocktails, and light bites.
Info: The Houston Design Center; 7026 Old Katy Rd., or

July 23, Historic Rehabilitation Series: Painting Historic Houses, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Get the answers to all of your most frequently asked questions about painting a historic home. Topics will include traditional colors for historic houses, best practices for painting historic houses, choosing paint colors, and safety for working around lead paint.
Info: $10 per course, $5 GHF member tickets are available the day of the class; GHF Architectural Salvage Warehouse, 2228 Broadway in Galveston, 


July 9, Sawyer Street Market, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Held on the second Saturday of the month through August, this curated market will host a mix of makers selling their artisan crafts, including folk art and packaged specialty foods.
Info: 1502 Sawyer St.,

July 9, Beginner’s Photography Class, 10 a.m.
This three-hour class is a crash course in digital photography. Taught in our Houston studio in groups of 20-25 students, you’ll learn what all those knobs and dials on your DSLR do, the settings to use in any lighting condition, and even what kind of camera to buy if you don’t already have one. You’ll understand concepts like exposure, aperture, depth of field and shutter speed, and probably never want to use the “automatic mode” again. No prior experience or camera equipment is necessary to attend—just a desire to improve your photography skills.
Info: $149; 1121 Delano St.  

July 11 - August 15, Natural Dye and Bookmaking, 9:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m.
This courses focuses on two simple processes: natural dye on paper and simple bookmaking techniques. Students will learn to achieve a range of color on cotton paper, using everyday ingredients like avocado, onion skins, hibiscus, and rosemary. The pages will then be gathered and transformed into books using pamphlet and stab binding. These handmade books can be starting points for drawing or creative writing, but can also stand on their own as works of art.
Info: $230 for members, $265 for non-members; Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose in Houston,

July 11-15, Craft Summer Camp for Teens: Build an Etsy Craft Summer Camp for Teens, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No experience necessary to attend the Build an Etsy Craft Summer Camp for Teens—campers will hone their craft skills. These budding business owners, ages 12 to 15, will learn about what sells and what doesn’t, how to work with product photography, packaging and more.
Info: $489; TXRX Labs Hackerspace, 203 Roberts,

July 11-15, Teen Fashion Industry Camp
A week-long day camp for ages 12 to 18, Fashion Camp Houston will motivate and inspire the next generation of industry leaders. Coursework includes “Fashion Illustration,” “Creating a Brand,” “Fashion Styling Overview,” “Garment Production,” and “Garment Design.” On the last day of camp, there will be a field trip via limo-bus to the “Designer Spotlight” where campers present their collections to designer David Peck of Miles David.
Info: $460, Tuition includes all materials & Field trip cost; 908 Live Oak St. in Houston,

July 16, Galveston ArtWalk, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Galveston’s art extravaganza is back this July. Every six weeks, ArtWalk takes over the island via existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other walls," restaurants and retail stores, for example. Each exhibits art and welcomes viewers with open doors, later hours and refreshments.
Info: Free; Galveston,

July 21, Free Kids Shadow Puppet Craft Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
You’ll be amazed at how silhouettes can transform into extraordinary shapes. During this workshop, kids will make shadow puppets out of card stock, popsicle sticks, scissors and lots of cool hole punches as they prepare for the grand finale: a Puppet Pageant, showing off all of their amazing creations.
Info: Free; Heights Neighborhood Library, 1302 Heights Blvd. Houston 77008,

July 30, Toast & Twirl Workshop, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Toast & Twirl is an intimate & inspiring workshop focused towards creatives who desire to revitalize their business, acquire a new skill or enjoy a beautiful “crafter-noon.” This workshop is designed to inspire you to create authentic content that showcases the passion and value you place upon your business, brand and beautiful things. Local industry professionals will guide you through an afternoon of interactive “creating” so you can walk away with a fresh outlook and confidence on the amazing things you can do and fine-tune your niche in this creative world.
Info: $120; 2201 Preston St.,

July 30, Arboretum at Night: Frogs, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Enjoy a fabulous summer night in nature! Join Chris Bednarski of the Houston Zoo for a fun and relaxed talk about the spectacular diversity and surprising beauty of frogs. In particular, you’ll learn why frogs around the world are in danger, and what species you might have here in your backyard. While you learn, you’ll enjoy a selection of beers from Saint Arnold Brewing Company, light snacks, and Katz’s Coffee. After the talk, the group will head out on the trails to search for frogs and other nocturnal critters. The registration deadline is  July 19 at 9 a.m., so sign up ASAP. Class available to ages 16 and up; must be 21 to drink alcohol.
Info: $30 for members, $45 for nonmembers; Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Dr.  



July 17, Fab Finds Market, 1p.m. to 4 p.m.
Treasure hunters and design junkies will find bargains galore on eclectic art and home decor, with complimentary refreshments, music, and designer tips at the Fab Finds Market, held at Houston’s The Cottage Shop.
Info: Free, but space is limited; The Cottage Shop, 811 Westheimer, www.eventbrite.come

July 30, Pin It Expo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Pin It Expo, held at the Marriott Waterway in The Woodlands, brings together more than 100 unique vendors selling everything from handmade jewelry and  palette signs, to home furnishings and organic beauty products and so much more. If you’ve pinned it, they’re likely to have it!
Info: Marriott Waterway, 1601 Lake Robbins Dr. in The Woodlands,   



July 7, Basic Home Staging, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Calling all real estate agents: If you’ve ever wondered how to elevate the presentation of one of your listings, this class is for you. Presenter Abby Vasek, an HGTV celebrity interior designer and accredited home stager, will outline home staging principles and practices, and what to expect when working with local home stagers. You will leave equipped with the knowledge you need to stay more competitive and show your listings in their best light.
Info: Interlinc Mortgage, 19269 FM 2252 #200, Garden Ridge, TX,  

July 20-22, SimpleCity Design Playground: An Out of Classroom City Design Seminar, San Marcos
SimpleCity Design has developed the formula and model of building adaptable 21st century cities and they want  to share their model with the world. This three-day seminar is a fun and interactive experience that will give tools needed to implement change in your city. Matthew Lewis, the facilitator, has been nationally recognized for his ability to break down barriers and better the communities he has served. Citizen activists, city staff members, developers, business owners, realtors, council members and experienced city managers alike will not only learn valuable strategies, but will feel comfortable applying them at home.
Info: $500 for General Admission, $250 for Students; 111 E. San Antonio St. Court House Lawn in San Marcos, TX,  

July 23-24, Kerrville Traders Fest
Traders Fest is held every fourth weekend of the month in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country in Kerrville. Over seven acres of shopping, food, live music, and fun for all ages.
Info: Free; River Star Event Center, 4000 River Side Dr. in Kerrville, TX,


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