GHFEDS Events

    • 21 Apr 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Fitness on the Go - 4116 N 1/2, Galveston
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    Come out and join us for some fun dancing exercise with drum sticks for kids with Down syndrome ages 5-14. Siblings are welcomed and parents can join in on the fun. 

    April 21 from 12 to 1:30pm

    Fitness on the Go

    4116 N 1/2 in Galveston (Old Scott Elementary)

    Pizza and drinks will be served after work out.

    The kids will be given drum sticks to take home. 


    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1802 Gunwale Rd, Houston, Tx 77062
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    Adult Social

    Line Dancing

    For adults with Down syndrome ages 18 and up, parents may stay or drop off, no siblings please.

    Date: Tuesday April 24th
    Time: 6-8pm
    Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1802 Gunwale Rd, Houston, Tx 77062

    Sandwich’s chips dip and fruit will be served.

    • 27 Apr 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 29 Apr 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Camp Blessing - 9402 Palestine Rd, Brenham 77833
    • 23

    **Registration is closed**

    GHFEDS would like to invite your family for a GHFEDS Family Retreat at Camp Blessing!

    Date: April 27th - 29th
    Time: Arrival and departure time is 2pm
    Location: Camp Blessing
    9402 Palestine Rd
    Brenham, Tx 77833

    Your family will enjoy a weekend filled with swimming in a heated pool, outdoor and indoor games, sports activities, rock wall, zip line, giant swing, canoeing, catch and release fishing.

    Camp Blessing has private cabin rooms (sleeps 2-6 people, twin/double/queen, if you're a family of 7 or more you will have 2 cabin rooms), bunk beds will only be used if we have over 90 people attending, private and shared bathrooms, wheel chair friendly facility with roll in showers, meals will be provided, buddies will be onsite for the children with Down syndrome but it will not be 1:1 like what is offered during summer camps. All activities are family oriented but there will be a presentation by Camp Blessing staff for parents only, camp buddies will be entertaining the siblings and kids with Down syndrome during the presentation.

    Schedule of events will be posted soon.

    Cost for family retreat is $160 per person.

    GHFEDS will be paying in full for the children with Down syndrome and half ($80) for one parent only, this offer is for 35 GHFEDS families.

    Payments for the rest of family members are as follows (does not include child with Down syndrome) :

    1 Parent - $80
    Family of 2 - $240
    Family of 3 - $400
    Family of 4 - $560
    Family of 5 - $720
    Family of 6 - $880
    Family of 7 - $1040

    Deadline to register and pay in full is April 2nd.

    Camp Blessing registration forms will be sent out soon to families who registered.

     You must have a current GHFEDS Annual Membership to register, if you need to renew membership or join membership click here.

    For more information about Camp Blessing and their summer camps for individuals with special needs visit their website at Camp Blessing.

    • 03 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • United Way Bldg A - 1300 Bay Area Blvd
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    GHFEDS would like to invite you to our Parent Educational Meeting about Special Needs Planning presented by Kimberly Hegwood of Hegwood Law Group on Thursday May 3rd from 6-8pm at United Way in Clear Lake.

    Dinner and childcare will be provided.

    Dinner will start at 6pm and the meeting will start promptly at 630pm.

    Meeting - Room 230
    Childcare - Room 231


    Topics Include:

    • What public benefits are available to your child NOW…and the quickest ways to obtain them.
    • How to make an effective plan for your child so you can rest easy knowing he or she will be cared for physically and financially when you're gone
    • What are special needs trusts and how to use them.
    • How to ensure you're working with the right legal and financial advisors for your child…and how to avoid being taken advantage of in the process
    • Critical steps in protecting a child with special needs should the parent ever become incapacitated or unable to care for them on a short-term OR long-term basis.
    • How to set up a long-term support system for an individual with life-long disabilities…which is critical to the quality of their overall care.



    • 05 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Challenger 7 Memorial Park Pavilion #2 - 2301 W. NASA Blvd, Webster, Texas 77598
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    Spring Has Sprung

      Join GHFEDS for our annual Family Spring Social at Challenger 7 Memorial Park, Pavilion #2, on Saturday May 5th from 2-5pm.

       Kids will enjoy the playgrounds, volleyball, obstacle course, spin art, sno-cones, clown, face painting, balloon art, DJ, dancing, pinata, bubbles, and games.

    Fajita's with all the fixings, snacks and drinks will be provided.


    • 15 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1802 Gunwale rd. Houston
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    Adult Social

    Karaoke Night
    Dress to impress or come as you are !!!
    Date: Tuesday May 15th
    Time: 6-8pm
    Location: Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    1802 Gunwale rd.
    Houston

    This social is for adults with Down syndrome ages 18 and up, parents may stay or drop off, no siblings please.

    Serving pizza and drinks

    • 18 May 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Marais Restaurant - 2015 FM 517 Rd East Dickinson, Texas
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    Parents Night Out

    Where: Marais Restaurant & Pub
    2015 FM 517 Rd East
    Dickinson, Texas

    Date & Time: Friday, May 18th @ 6:30pm

     Marais is a waterfront based multi-venue restaurant featuring elegant French Quarter inspired architecture.

    Attire is casual, we will be eating on lower deck by the bayou.

    **Due to the overwhelming response of parents wanting to attend we have unlimited registration and GHFEDS will purchase appetizers and non alcoholic drinks only, parents will have to purchase their own meals and alcoholic drinks.




    • 19 May 2018
    • 20 May 2018
    • League City
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    GHFEDS 2019 Calendar

    We are excited to announce our first GHFEDS Calendar for 2019!!

    Who

    Children and adults of all ages with Down syndrome.

    Photo Shoot Days

    May 19 & 20
    Choose your preferred date when registering, preferred date is subject to change due to excess registrations.

    Times

    TBA - once registration closes you will receive a email with your time slot.

    Location

    Outdoors in League City - location will be announced in your email after registration closes.

    Cost

    $21 registration fee, no refunds/no exceptions, must have current annual membership, if you have more than one child with Down syndrome you must register each child.

    Dress

    What ever your child is comfortable in.

    Prints

    You will receive 3 prints from the photo shoot, a separate email will be sent for you to purchase additional prints.

    Info

    Everyone who registers for the photo shoot will be in the calendar.

    Once calendars are printed you will receive a email with instructions for ordering and picking up calendars. Calendars will also be sold at the Step Up Walk. Calendars will cost $20 each.

    There is no contract and no limit to sell.

    Photography by Kerri Liles Photography

    REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 5th, NO EXCEPTIONS

    • 05 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • McGuire Dent Recreation Center Tennis Courts 2222 28th St Galveston 77550
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    GHFEDS SUMMER PROGRAM

    Tennis Camp

    GHFEDS would like to invite kids with Down syndrome ages 8 and up for a 6 week Summer Adaptive Tennis Camp presented by The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation.

    Dates: Tuesday's - June 5,12,19,26, & July 3,10
    Time: 830-10am
    Location: McGuire Dent Recreation Center
    Tennis Courts
    2222 28th St
    Galveston 77550

    Each participant will receive a goody bag and a Camp PossAbilities t-shirt, siblings are welcomed and will be charged $60 per sibling.

    Register with GHFEDS first then complete registration for the Tennis Camp through the foundation's website by clicking https://thechristinasullivanfoundation.org/camp-possabilities-sign-up/.


    • 08 Jun 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ohana Surf - Galveston beach between 28th & 29th St.
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    GHFEDS SUMMER PROGRAM

    Surf Camp
    Date: Friday June 8th
    Time: 9am-12pm
    Location: Galveston beach between 28th & 29th St.

    GHFEDS would like to invite kids with Down syndrome ages 5 and up for Surf Camp with Ohana Surf in Galveston.

    The kids will enjoy learning how to surf with their buddy while the family can enjoy a day at the beach. Don't forget to bring your beach supplies, sunscreen, water, food, beach towels, change of clothes, etc. Umbrella's and chairs will be available to rent.

    Maximum limit is 15 kids with Down syndrome, if you have more than 1 child with Down syndrome you will need to register each one separately. Registration will close once limit is reached.

    You must have a current Annual Membership to register for Summer Programs, click here to become a member or renew membership.



    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Urban Easel - 527 El Dorado Blvd. St. B, Webster, Tx 77598
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    SUMMER PROGRAM

    Art Camp

    Date: June 28th
    Time: 630-830pm
    Location: The Urban Easel
    527 El Dorado Blvd, Ste B
    Webster 77598

    Join us as we paint with salt! For the first session this summer, we will glue salt down in a cool shape or pattern and then paint over it, giving us a raised surface to paint on. Afterwards, we will choose two colors and put the salt in the paint before putting it on our paper and watch the texture arise and form cool patterns!

    Pizza and drinks will be served.

    Siblings are welcomed and will be charged $10 per sibling.

    You must have a current Annual Membership to register for summer programs, if you need to join or renew membership click here.


    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Event - 1125 Magnolia Avenue Webster, TX 77598
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    SUMMER PROGRAM

    Bowling Camp
    Dates: Saturday's - July 7, 14, 21, 28
    Time: 10am-12pm
    Location: Main Event in Webster

    GHFEDS would like to invite kids with Down syndrome for our Summer Bowling Camp, siblings are welcomed and will be charged $28 per sibling, the kids will enjoy 1 hour of bowling, $10 FunCard, and pizza and drinks for all.

    You must have a current Annual Membership to register for Summer Programs, click here to become a member or renew membership.

    • 12 Jul 2018
    • 15 Jul 2018
    • Sheraton Dallas Hotel
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    NDSC Convention

    July 12-15th
    Sheraton Dallas Hotel
    Dallas, Tx



    GHFEDS would like to offer you a $200 stipend per family to attend the NDSC Convention in Dallas. Please click link below for information about the convention. Convention registration opens April 16th at 8am Central Time and it will fill up fast so register promptly.


    GHFEDS will reimburse you a maximum of $200 per family after proof of convention receipt and proof of attendance. You will need to email the proofs to admin@ghfeds.org after attending the convention.

    There are only 17 spots open for this stipend, you must have a current Annual Membership to register for a spot, if you need to join membership or renew click here,  if you register for a spot and then have to cancel please let us know immediately so we can open your spot to other members.

    We hope you enjoy the NDSC Convention, please click link below for more info about the convention, kids camps, brothers and sisters conference, youth and adults conference, hotel information and fee's.

    http://www.ndsccenter.org/the-convention/

    **Please do not forward this email**


    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Urban Easel - 527 El Dorado Blvd. St. B, Webster, Tx 77598
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    SUMMER PROGRAM

    Art Camp

    Date: July 26th
    Time: 630-830pm
    Location: The Urban Easel
    527 El Dorado Blvd, Ste B
    Webster 77598

    Join us this summer for Open Studio Paint! Paint anything you want from our wall of inspiration or from your own! Each kid will get an 11x14 size canvas. They can choose their own colors and style!

    Pizza and drinks will be served.

    Siblings are welcomed and will be charged $10 per sibling.

    You must have a current Annual Membership to register for summer programs, if you need to join or renew membership click here.


    • 09 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Urban Easel - 527 El Dorado Blvd. St. B, Webster, Tx 77598
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    SUMMER PROGRAM

    Art Camp

    Date: August 9th
    Time: 630-830pm
    Location: The Urban Easel
    527 El Dorado Blvd, Ste B
    Webster 77598

    Join us as we learn to paint with frozen watercolors! Watch the ice melt and the color come to life on canvas! Next, we will cut out fun shapes and create fizzing art! Watch the reaction of products create a fizz on our fun shapes!

    Pizza and drinks will be served.

    Siblings are welcomed and will be charged $10 per sibling.

    You must have a current Annual Membership to register for summer programs, if you need to join or renew membership click here.


    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Gilruth Center - Destiny Ballroom Room 104, located on Space Center Blvd between Nasa Rd and Bay Area Blvd

    Save The Date
    GHFEDS Transitioning into Adulthood Workshop
    Date & Time: Saturday October 6th from 10am-2pm
    Location: The Gilruth Center at Nasa
    The workshop relates to adults with Down syndrome transitioning into adulthood, speaker topics include college programs, employment, state programs, day programs, housing, healthcare, sexuality, and fitness.

    More info coming soon!!

GHFEDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support organization serving the Greater Clear Lake area, including South Houston, Pearland, Pasadena, League City, Galveston, and other surrounding areas.


P.O. Box 891093
Houston, TX 77289
281-736-8008
      

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