Each year, the Fall Home & Garden Show gathers home-design experts into one location so that enthusiasts of home decorating and outdoor living projects can catch a glimpse of the latest in domestic products and design. Visitors peruse booths hosted by professionals occupying cozy niches that span the home-improvement spectrum, from landscaping and gardening to organizing garages and building a custom home. While attendees bounce from booth to booth, a lineup of notable industry sages takes the stage to discuss the year’s best ideas and products and answer any embarrassing questions that fairgoers might have about where houses come from.
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.
The Heart of Texas Arts and Crafts Show unites thrifty makers and buyers for two days full of antiques, gifts, collectibles, and home décor. A jury screens all vendors before letting them set up shop, ensuring an eclectic medley of quality crafts, baubles, and long tables. Procure a unique present in time for Father's Day or well in advance of Illegitimate Clone's Day, or simply relish in the handiwork of local hands. Visitors can hitch their wagons in their wagon in the free parking lot, before ambling in and entering a drawing to win a 44-inch wide burned metal art piece from Hawley-based LB Enterprises. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit the U.S. Military K-9 Fund, which sends care packages to dogs working with U.S. soldiers fighting overseas.
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.
Being healthy is about more than just fitness. The folks at T3 understand that, and that's why the gym's name stands for "Training to the Third Power: Mind, Body, Spirit." Instructors motivate students through boot camps, plyometrics, barbell workouts, MMA classes, and kid-fit classes with the aim of building strength, cardiovascular health, and endurance in a welcoming environment. The gym is especially accommodating to early-birds, offering group classes as early as 5 a.m. In addition to fitness, the facility boasts an in-house chiropractor to address chronic pain issues, as well as a nutritionist who can help trainees form a diet and exercise plan that ensures long-term health.
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.