One of the fastest growing areas of northeast Harris County will be adding a farmers market to the events happening in their community. Generation Park, located in the Lake Houston area of northeast Harris County, announced plans to add a farmer’s market to Redemption Square. Ian Adler, marketing director for Generation Park, said the goal is to create a central farmer’s market that is open to everyone in nearby communities. The new farmer’s market, which will be known as the Market at Redemption Square, is planning to open this spring. Vendors who are interested in taking part of the Market at Redemption Square can register at generationpark.com/market-vendor-registration.
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BUSH AIRPORT 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SET FOR MARCH 23
The 50th anniversary celebration of the opening of George Bush Intercontinental Airport takes off Saturday, March 23, with the IAH Fest Community Celebration. Staged at a United hangar at Houston’s largest airport, the free, family-friendly event will feature live music, free food, and fun activities such as aircraft tours and displays, a rock-climbing wall, a mechanical bull, face painting, games and a special birthday cake honoring 50 years of growth at Bush Airport. The event will begin at 10 a.m., rain or shine, and run until 2 p.m. The public is invited and can park free at the Ecopark location near the intersection of Greens Road and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Signage at that location will take those attending to a designated free parking area, and shuttles will run to and from the location from 10 a.m. through the end of the event. Learn more about IAH Fest and the 50th anniversary celebration plans at fly2houston.com/biz/outreach/iah-50.
HOUSTON AIRPORT SYSTEM AND EDGE4VETS PARTNER TO PROVIDE WORKSHOP FOR VETERANS
The Houston Airport System, in partnership with the Edge4Vets team and other local sponsors, will provide training and job opportunities for some of the nation’s service personnel who are returning to the civilian workforce. It’s all part of the effort to identify talented personnel for local aviation jobs, while ensuring that the right consideration is given to those who have fought and served. “Veterans have made great employees for the Houston Airport System and our process for hiring is open to all and is competitive,” said HAS’ Sharlene Hines-Smith. The Edge4Vets program consists of two components. The first involves an online preparation program that helps veterans translate their military skills into terminology that resonates with recruiters and HR specialists. During this phase, veterans create their own personal “Plan4Success” which helps identify their most important skill sets and leadership experiences that help them stand out. Next, participants are invited to connect with recruiters and employers from the airport system and affiliated business partners. The airport system and the business partners provide supervisors who act as mentors providing guidance for veteran applicants. The goal is to hold conversations and help the veteran understand where their skills may best be utilized, in this case in the air travel industry. The Houston “CONNECT” event will be April 3, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Houston Airport System Administration Building, 16930 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, near George Bush Intercontinental Airport. For more information about Edge4Vets, visit edge4vets.org.
Enjoy a Casino Night benefiting the Huffman Education Foundation April 26 from 7-11 p.m. at Walden Country Club. There will be Texas Hold‘em, roulette, craps and Black Jack, along with great auction items and prize drawings. Enjoy an exciting evening of games, prize drawings, live auction, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails for a fabulous cause. For $100 per person, it includes hors d’oeuvres, open bar, $3,000 in casino chips, six prize drawing tickets and more. Call 281-324-7601 to order tickets.
GENERATION PARK BLOCK PARTY AT REDEMPTION SQUARE
The second annual Redemption Square celebration will begin May 4. Generation Park officials encourage the community to mark their calendars for the fun and entertaining Block Party at Redemption Square Saturday, May 4, beginning at 3 p.m. They will host a day filled with live music, delicious food and drinks, and plenty of activities the entire family can enjoy. For those who come hungry, Generation Park’s newest restaurants, Wholesome Kitchen and Wholesome Pies, join Bibo’s Bistro as the premier restaurants of Redemption Square. Attendees should RSVP at their Facebook event page.