This performance is ideal for anyone who's nostalgic for the days when they slept under the stars and sipped from a flask of fresh-squeezed tumbleweed juice. Exposure to the sweet hymns of the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra stokes wizend mustaches back to life and cures the itching and burning of severe rashes.
In its 20,000-square-foot facility, Apex Cheer helps youngsters of all ages and abilities practice their moves on spring floors, flip and somersault on tumble strips, and bounce on in-ground trampolines. But these resources are not only reserved for competitive cheerleaders. Novices can also hit the floor to master the basics in tumbling classes and summer camps, or explore bounce castles, careen on trampolines, and compete in obstacle courses at birthday parties, where kids enjoy can athletics without chasing cars down neighborhood streets.
It can be hard to find a music teacher who jibes with your kid's learning style, and even harder to find a tutor who does the same. At Fort Bend Children's Festival and Family Expo, families can browse exhibits from teachers and tutors together to seek out the perfect fit. Other exhibits highlight birthday party venues, childcare services, and sports programs with focuses ranging from basketball to competitive outfield flower-collecting. If kids get restless, there are plenty of games and activities just for them, too.
Local artisans from across Texas come together at the Gypsy Wagon Market. They bring along handmade jewelry, clothing, crafts, artwork, and gifts almost guaranteed to leave a unique impression, especially if you rest your face on them long enough. Contests and raffles give shoppers a chance to walk away with bonus loot.
Sometimes it seems that timeless movies and holiday meals are the only way to simultaneously entertain three generations at once, but CrossFit Caveman adds a third activity to the mix: going to the gym. There, certified coaches engage entire families in fun workouts, scaling movements to suit everyone from grandparents to 3-year-olds. Each CrossFit routine incorporates exercises modeled off of real-life actions: pushing, jumping, running, and changing a monster truck’s tire, for example. Students master these techniques during introductory sessions before reporting to mainstream classes that hone their form and tone muscles through weightlifting, gymnastics maneuvers, and calisthenics.
Owners Sharon and Ray welcome clients of all sizes to their "cave." They and their staff—which includes sports enthusiasts, a Navy drill instructor, and a CrossFit Havoc Strongman competitor—push their students to achieve milestones that once seemed incredible, such as completing a series of chin-ups or using a kettlebell for something other than a parking-space saver. In addition to their regular curriculum, they host classes for kids aged 3–12, as well as sport-specific regimens and women-only sessions.