Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL) students prepare for the Sterling Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 23 at Ross S. Sterling High School from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pictured are (front, from left) Kenady Irwin, Ella Carsey, Ayesha Khan, James Turner, Daisy Pequeros, Rafael Gutierrez, (back, from left) Karina Garcia, Kobe Joseph, Sylvia Mendoza, Treva Hedrick, Brooke Benoit, Wesley Jozwiak, Beth Woods (sponsor), Jacob Smith and Jacob Hotchkiss with yard art by Resa Kogut at Murals Faux and More, just one of more than 80 vendors. Enjoy entertainment at 11 a.m. by the Sterling Stars and officers and the Stephen F. Austin Elementary Honor Choir. At noon, see the Sterling Star Showcase and the Carver Stars Dance Team. Baytown Dance Company and the De Zavala Elementary Dance Team will perform at 2:30 p.m. The Sterling Stars are sponsoring their Original Sterling Star Chicken Spaghetti, prepared by Stuart Career Tech High School Culinary Arts, in the Cafeteria (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. $8 pre-sale and $10 during the event). Contact any Sterling Star or Sapphire or Star Director Lori Alexander at lori.alexander@gccisd.net.

1 The 42nd Annual Sterling Bazaar has arrived. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, the time-honored event will take place with opportunities to shop and feast. The Original Sterling Star Chicken Spaghetti will be available with salad and bread from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the cafeteria. Tickets are available for $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door. Entertainment will come in the form of the Sterling Stars, dancers and a choir. Did I mention more than 80 booths with crafts and gifts? Take advantage of this opportunity. For spaghetti tickets contact Lori Alexander at lori.alexander@gccisd.net


2 Looking for a plump bird to fill the family table this week. For those in need, Commissioner Adrian Garcia is hosting a free turkey giveaway for residents from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Garcia is partnering with the Houston Food Bank for the event. No registration or ID is required. Turkeys will be given on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of one per family. The giveaway will at Irvington Park located on 1000 Cavalcade Street in Houston. 


3 Are you struggling to find a sitter for some romantic time? From 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, DSA Artistic Rhythmic Gymnastics will take care of your child, while you go out to dinner, shop or merely experience some quiet time. The cost is $40 per child with a discount for siblings or club members. Dinner is also provided. DSA is located at 5548 North Main Suite A-1. For more information, contact 832-926-4425. 


4 Step outside your normal Friday night and find your inner artist at Painting with a Twist. From 7 to 9 p.m., a class for adults 18 and over will focus on a Rustic Christmas. The cost ranges from $39 to $45 and adult libations are allowed provided you bring it. Painting with a Twist is located at 407 W. Baker Road Suite 8. For information call 281-628-7665. 


5 Celebrate the beginning of the winter season in Houston Friday night with Frostival at Discovery Green. There will be ice carving demonstrations, ice sculpture photo ops, skating on the ice and so much more. The event will be from 6 to 10 p.m. The night will also feature the opening of a temporary public art installation in two parts. One is a series of 200 colorful aluminum  ‘origami’ birds illuminated by dynamic LED lights. It is complemented with a sound installation by Lina Dib. Admission is free but skating fees will apply. Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney. 


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