The following article features one of our newer Greeters, Laurette Canizares, who joined us in 2011. The areas Laurette loves to share with Houston’s visitors are the Houston Museum District, Quirky Houston (the Orange Show, the Art Car Museum and Parade, the Beer Can house, etc.), and local craft breweries, such as St. Arnold, Karback, and Southern Star.
Cool Cañizares Eager to Share Houston’s Hip Museum District
The following article appeared recently in Forbes Magazine. It touts Houston as ultra-cool in the hip (not temperature) sense. Our city really rocks, according to the article, because it has jobs, a thriving arts scene, diverse population, a multitude of fantastic restaurants in all price ranges, affordable and stylish housing, among other things.
Houston Tops Our List Of America’s Coolest Cities
The 28th Annual Sale, The Artisan’s Market, is being held September 7-8, with an opening reception the evening of September 6. If you are in town and want to check out hand-woven, hand-spun, hand-dyed, and hand-felted linens, garments and other items made by local and national fiber artists, this is for you. The Center is located at 4848 Main Street.
If you are interested in a Greet of the Center sometime, please submit a Greet Request, found on our website, www.houstongreeters.org
Don’t just read about Houston Greeters on this website or on Facebook. Become a Greeter yourself! If you are an outgoing, extroverted person who is enthusiastic about our city and loves showing it off, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you.
The process of becoming a Greeter is simple. Just go on our website, http://www.houstongreeters.org, and fill out an application. Then we’ll set up an interview with you and notify you when our next orientation is scheduled.
If you want to talk with someone to get a first-hand idea of what volunteering as a Greeter is like, call Kitty McKinney in the Greeters’ office (713-473-3837) or send her an e-mail (email@example.com). She can arrange for you to talk with one of our great Greeters.
Rice University (then known as Rice Institute) first opened its doors on October 12, 1912. Thirty-five students received their undergraduate degrees from Rice Institute’s first graduating class. By 2010, those figures had risen to 775 undergraduate degrees and 785 graduate degrees. Today, 100 years later, the University is one of the country’s premier institutions of higher learning.
Beginning on October 6, 2012, and continuing through October 17, the campus and other venues around Houston will be bustling with special celebrations to mark this milestone in the life of Rice.
If you would like a tour of Rice University during this exciting time, please click on “Request a Greet.” It will be our pleasure to set something up for you.