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The 5th Annual Wine and Food Festival will be held in Pearland on August 27, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center Pavilion, located at 11200 Broadway, Pearland, TX 77584.
Dionisio Winery, the hosting winery for this year’s Festival, is pleased to announce that the Festival will feature multiple local Texas wineries, local food vendors and 30+ additional local craft and specialty item vendors for shopping!
Enjoy live entertainment, featuring Thermal Fusion, and special giveaways while tasting wines and pairing them with many choices of delicious foods, topped with a unique shopping experience. It’s the perfect adult getaway!
This year, Dionisio is hosting a unique Kick-Off Party highlighting Texas Gulf Coast shrimp at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26. All are invited to attend. The event will be at Pearland’s Dionisio Winery, located at 2635 Miller Ranch Rd #103, Pearland, Texas 77584. Tickets are $75 per person and will soon be available through Eventbrite.
Attendees to the Friday night Kick-Off Party will gain complimentary entrance to the Wine and Food Festival the following day.
The Kick-Off Party menu will include multiple shrimp appetizers and entrees, paired with award winning Texas wines from festival-selected wineries. Guests can enjoy cooking demonstrations and a Q&A session with winery owners. Wineries in attendance are as follows: Dionisio Winery (Host WINERY – Pearland, TX), Maydelle Country Wines (Rusk, TX), Texas South Wind Vineyard and Winery (Refugio, TX), Big Rock Winery (Lakeside Village, TX), Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards (Pittsburg, TX), Knox Circle Winery (Huntsville, TX), Red Road Winery (Texarkana, TX), Pleasant Hill Winery (Brenham, TX), HAAK Vineyards & Winery (Santa Fe, TX), Red 55 Winery (Lindale, TX)
“Although we want people to take pleasure in this rewarding experience of wine tasting, we do want the Festival to be an opportunity to give back as well,” said Clarice Nelson-Aranda, Chairman of the Wine and Food Festival.
This year, a portion of the festival proceeds will benefit Stand Up for Kids, a 501 c3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to, “End the Cycle of Youth Homelessness.” Stand Up for Kids is run almost entirely by volunteers, and has established 18 outreach programs all over the United States. Through a sponsorship, the Festival is supporting an upcoming expo assisting the development of innovative programs that provide homeless youth the assistance, training and resources to make a successful re-integration into society.
“We estimated last year’s festival attendance at 1,500 plus people and hope to greatly exceed that number this year so that our commitment to the youth of America, which will help run our country some day, will be benefited,” Aranda said.
Online ticket purchases for the festival are encouraged via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-5th-annual-pearland-wine-food-festival-by-dionisio-winery-tickets-20701994222. Online sales start at $30 for a full package that includes festival entrance, 10 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass. Day of admission tickets will start at $40.
“All can rest assured, the entrance line will run smoothly this year!” Aranda promised. Once again this year, a VIP tent will include exclusivity with a few specially sponsored items and requires an additional fee of $25 per person.
The Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau invites visitors to experience Pearland for the weekend by taking advantage of special hotel packages and rates available on visitpearland.com. “We are proud to sponsor the 5th Annual Food and Wine Festival in Pearland, pairing wine with everything Pearland has to offer visitors,” said Kim Sinistore, Executive Director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Details and additional information can be found on the website at http://dionisiowinery.com.
Kelly Kronfeld, Artist and Founder of Art & Kustom Kreations and Chris Garcia, Artist and Studio Director; Katie Jackson, Resident Artist and Studio Manager; and Alexa Marie, Resident Artist and Studio Assistant are pleased to announce the ribbon cutting of this unique art studio AND gallery in Pearland!
Join us on Thursday, May 26 at 11:15 a.m. for a ribbon cutting with the Pearland Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Tom Reid.
Art & Kustom Kreations is a teaching studio and boutique gallery offering summer art camps and year-round art lessons for all ages, customized to meet the needs of the budding artist.
Our flexible lesson schedules allow for a variety options to fit busy lifestyles.
A variety of workshops and classes geared toward specific media will be added to the schedule including: Drawing, oil painting, watercolor, charcoal and pastels.
Saturday morning make-and-take classes for children are coming soon and mobile painting options are always available. Onsite options are flexible for private painting events, such as “Paint & Sip” for adults and birthday parties for children.
Art & Kustom Kreations is conveniently located at 2837 Miller Ranch Road, #113 in Pearland.
Contact: Kelly Kronfeld – 832.540.3120; Kelly@ArtAndKustomKreations.com
Contact Chris Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday June 6, the Positive Coaching Alliance will host the 8th Annual PCA-Houston 7-on-7 High School Football Tournament at Rogers Middle School, located at 3121 Manvel Road in Pearland.
The tournament is comprised of 16 Houston-area schools. Previous schools have included Aldine, Episcopal, Furr, Kashmere, KIPP Houston, KIPP Northeast, Brazoswood, Brazosport, Madison (2010 Champion), Marshall (2009 Champion), Reagan (’12,’13, and ‘14 Champion), St. John’s, Sterling, Westbury, Westside (2011 Champion) and Eisenhower.
Over the past seven years, nearly 2,500 student athletes have participated in the Tournament. The tournament will also feature a Linemen Challenge hosted by Former Texans player Fred Weary.
This 7-on-7 tournament is unique in that public, private and charter schools get a chance to compete with one another. Besides the great football and top-notch competition, prior to the tournament, we talk to the student athletes about Honoring the Game and respecting their opponents and the officials.
Tournament sponsors include the Jacob Green Foundation, NFL Foundation, Just Her Sports, Frost Bank, Silver Creek Dental, Farmers Insurance, Kohl’s, Chick-Fil-A Pearland, Kona Ice Houston, AMBIT Energy, ID Life, PearlandSports.com and H-E-B Pearland.
Monday, June 6th (June 8th for rain-out):
For more information, contact Executive Director A.J. Johnson at 281-733-9936.
About Positive Coaching Alliance
Since its founding within the Stanford University Athletic Department in 1998, Positive Coaching Alliance has helped develop “Better Athletes, Better People” primarily through live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, student-athletes and school/organizational leaders.
In partnership with nearly 2,000 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide, PCA has conducted more than 13,000 live group workshops and impacted more than 6 million youth.
PCA workshops and courses strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development ZoneTM where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports:
PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission.
On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Brazoria County Prescription Drug Task Force, of Brazoria County Community Coalition (BCCC) will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Brazoria County. The Take Back is hosted in collaboration with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to one of four locations across Brazoria County:
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. We are not able to accept sharps but all prescription and over-the-counter medications are accepted.
In September 2015, Brazoria County residents turned in 617 pounds of prescription drugs at three sites hosted by BACODA, DEA, and community partners. In all previous Take Back events combined, 7,289 pounds of pills have been collected in Brazoria County alone.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that sit unused in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
“We invite residents to help keep our community safe from prescription drug abuse. Take an inventory of the medications in your home and bring any drugs that you no longer need to one of our Take Back locations.” said Coalition Coordinator Dannielle Meyer.
For more information visit www.bacoda.org or call 1-800-510-3111.
Brazoria County Community Coalition is a project of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA). BACODA is a community-based substance abuse prevention organization that provides sustained leadership and support for the Coalition. BACODA is a United Way Agency.
There’s a whole lot of shakin’ going on in Pearland this summer. Pearland is a perfect pick for a weekend getaway with amazing cuisine, local theater, nearby museums and unique events. Paired with great hotel packages available between May 27 through September 5, Pearland’s Gulf Coast location is ideal for a quick getaway.
“We’re pleased to offer visitors Shake, Rattle & Roll into Pearland weekend hotel packages throughout the summer this year created in partnership with Pearland hotels, the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and the Pearl Theater,” according to Kim Sinistore, executive director of the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau. “In addition to enjoying a variety of activities throughout the summer in Pearland, visitors can also experience a brand new, 2-day event we created called Shake, Rattle & Roll.” Sinistore added.
Visitors don’t want to miss the Shake, Rattle & Roll event set for Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 at Independence Park, 3919 Liberty Drive in Pearland.
Celebrating rock and roll music, the two-day FREE event features live music, a food truck court, vintage vendors, a classic car show, and oldies movies. On Saturday, June 11, Elvis tribute artist Vince King kicks off the festivities with a 50’s Elvis tribute performance at 2 p.m. and closes the night with the Spinout Band for a 70’s Las Vegas Elvis Tribute. Performances for Saturday also include TX Blues Brothers Tribute and Show band and Amber & the Old Rascals.
Houston Vintage Market will offer a curated collection of vendors on Saturday featuring vintage clothing and accessories for sale. On Sunday, June 12, the 4 Barrel Ramblers open the day’s activities with a performance at 2 p.m. Performances for Sunday also include Johnny and the Spinsations and internationally known Two Tons of Steel based out of San Antonio.
Visitors on both days will enjoy the Food Truck Court with offerings by some of the region’s most popular food trucks – D’Lish Curbside Bistro, Nom Mi Street and Skratch and Angie’s Cakes.
Catch a vignette performance either day by Pearland’s Pearl Theater from their production of “All Shook Up,” which runs June 17 through July 10. Don’t miss an amazing collection of 1950s and 1960s era style cars during the classic car show sponsored by the Pearland VFW Post 7109.
For a complete schedule of activities for this FREE, Shake, Rattle & Roll event, go to http://visitpearland.com/shake-rattle-roll-event-schedule/. To learn more about booking a hotel stay with participating hotels including Candlewood Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Sleep Inn & Suites, and Springhill Suites in Pearland, go to http://visitpearland.com/shakerattleroll.