November 2017

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Don’t Miss the Fun: Upcoming Energy Corridor Events

One of the beautiful things about shopping at the Energy Corridor Farmers Market from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays in Grisby Square is knowing that your fall produce is freshly picked and not trucked in from hundreds of miles away. It’s also a chance to meet the hardworking people doing the growing, something you just can’t do at the supermarket.

PEAS Farm – a small farm producing vegetables, fruit, eggs and honey in Conroe – is an acronym for each member of the family, all of whom are dedicated to growing food organically. Saturdays at the Energy Corridor Farmers Market often finds home cooks and household heads chatting with one of PEAS’ owners about their farm, how they produce food and why fresh eggs taste better. Using organic growing methods to keep pesticides and herbicides off your fruits and vegetables, PEAS is producing food for communities all over Houston.

Come out Saturdays to Grisby Square, 14710 Grisby Road, just southeast of IH-10 and SH-6, and enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of a real farmers market.

For more about the Energy Corridor Farmer’s Market, visit www.facebook.com/EnergyCorridorFarmersMarket.

Jingle All The 5K Fun Run, 9 a.m. Sunday, December 3, will benefit Memorial Assistance Ministries. The run/walk event starting at the Addicks Park and Ride aims to kick-start the holidays with fun for the whole family.

Dancing reindeer and Santa will be on hand, along with post-ride refreshments. Plus, participants will take home a festive t-shirt and holiday ornament medal. Come out and show the Energy Corridor community your best holiday attire and spirit by registering here.

Volunteers are needed! A key part of any successful run event, volunteers can earn required service hours or just have fun by supporting their community. All volunteers will receive an event t-shirt and post-event refreshments.

Sign up to volunteer for the Jingle All The 5K by clicking here

During registration, choose your preferred shift and task (you must be able to stay the duration of the shift as listed). You will receive final detail correspondence regarding the shift that you choose the week of the event.

If you have any other questions, please email the JAT5K team at info@houstoncorporate5k.com.

Cigna Sunday Streets, noon - 4 p.m. Sunday, December 3, is returning to the Energy Corridor. Back by popular demand, Sunday Streets will close Eldridge Parkway to motorists between Enclave and Briar Forest Drive, creating a safe, fun place to walk, bike, skate and dance your way along dozens of booths, fun activities, entertainment, businesses and restaurants lining the route. Thousands of people attended last year’s Sunday Streets in the Energy Corridor, which turned Eldridge Parkway into a joyful celebration of healthy living.

One tip: take advantage of the closed street to pedal a bike through the winding, scenic trails of Terry Hershey Park and ride the path right into the Sunday Streets celebration.

Businesses, organization and restaurants can join the fun by participating in Sunday Streets on December 3. There is no cost to activate a booth, offering a healthy, family-friendly activity for Cigna Sunday Streets, produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Special Events (MOSE) and coordinated by Energy Corridor District staff.

Last year businesses, restaurants and organizations offered food, live bands, lawn games, arts and craft showings, book signings, giveaways and more in the parking lots along Eldridge. Routine permits are required for outdoor activities. Contact MOSE for details at 832-393-0825.

For more, visit the #SSHTX events page here

The Farmers and Artists Holiday Market, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, December 16, at the Energy Corridor Farmers Market in Grisby Square, will be a perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts, while filling your pantry and fridge with tasty locally produced produce and gourmet delights.

Featuring several Houston-area artists and their unique works – brought to you by The Art Cellar of Houston and the Energy Corridor District – the Farmers and Artists Holiday Market promises a festive atmosphere. Magical tunes from DJ Mike James will fill the artists market, and you can relax at a beer and wine garden hosted by Watson’s of Ales.

Enjoy a festive Saturday on December 16 with more than 40 local vendors at the Farmers and Artists Holiday Market, Grisby Square, 14710 Grisby Road, Houston, Texas 77079