Join us for a fun morning of shopping The Community Cloth, connecting with artisans, and meeting Samantha Brown.
The Urban Harvest Farmers Markets bring the bounty of the garden to Houstonians several times a week year round, rain or shine. Growers offer locally produced vegetables, fruits, farm products, dairy products, prepared foods, cut flowers and plants. Our colorful markets support a number of family farms and boost the income of small growers from the area. Even school groups, community gardeners and backyard gardeners have the opportunity to sell their products and learn about market gardening with the Houston Regional Market Growers Co-op.
We are hosting a Volunteer Training at Phoenicia Specialty Foods (1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010) on Tuesday, February 28th @ 6 PM. We will send the invite following this email.
We strongly encourage your participation in this training as it will prepare you for being a volunteer with The Community Cloth. This training is intended for new and existing volunteers.
RSVP on Facebook or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
During this training we will cover the following:
- The Community Cloth mission
- Overview of our Houston refugee community and our refugee artisans
- Volunteer opportunities
We'll have time at the beginning of the meeting to buy food and drinks and meet our fellow volunteers.
Prior to this training, we request that you fill out our survey so that we can have a better understanding of how you would like to contribute your time and efforts to The Community Cloth. We need all survey responses in by end of day Monday, February 27th.
Use this link to fill out the survey: https://ekimzey.wufoo.com/forms/z12yhgdu1m9dipo/
Please feel free to forward this invite and survey to anyone who may be interested in serving our organization. Let me know if you have any questions!
The Sweetheart Market welcomes you to dance, laugh, shop and have a Love Affair in the Heights- Sunday Feb 12th, 11am-5pm.
Finding something to do with your sweetheart on Valentine's weekend just got easier.
Where: Behind Heights Glass 613 1/2 19th St.
Look for our Tea + Art booth and get free tea samples while you shop. Or visit our inner bar/shop for more tea and art goods!
Happy Holidays!!! Welcome to the First Annual Christmas Party by
Live Life In Style! This year's theme will be the seasonal favorite "Ugly Christmas Sweater". This year's party will benefit The Community Cloth and will be held at Haiku Home by Big Ass Solutions.
DIYs, Food, Drinks, Christmas Movies & Music, Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest, Swag Bags, and Fabulous Raffle Prizes!
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1774414226108992/
Please join your event hostesses for an evening of champagne, conversation and SHOPPING! Artisans from The Community Cloth, a microenterprise initiative empowering refugee women in Houston, will be selling their beautiful handmade items just in time for the holiday season. So bring your checkbooks, credit cards and cash, and let's shop for a great cause. And it gets even better because the one-and-only Chloe Dao is hosting us in her beautiful boutique and giving a portion of her store's sales to The Community Cloth! Houston doesn't get any better than this.
Bammel Christmas Market
Sunday, November 4 from 11am-4pm
The Allies Market is a venue for patrons to shop responsibly this holiday season, while supporting local, socially conscious vendors.
The market features fair trade, direct trade, and social enterprise merchants who use their businesses to promote employment and well-being for people in Austin and around the world. This free event for the public will include art, jewelry, music, clothing, purses/bags, toys, cosmetics, coffee, paper goods, housewares, photo prints, and much more.
Christmas Market at Sugar Grove Church of Christ
Saturday, November 3 from 11am-4pm
Elder Street Art Market at the Ecclesia Church
Saturday, December 3 from 10am-3pm
Phoenicia is bringing back YUMMY! Wonderland again this year for the second time. Go global and give back this holiday season with an international holiday festival and brunch highlighting art, music, traditions and customs from around the world. Entertain the family with holiday crafts, cookie decorating, cultural performances and live music. This year, you can take also take classes with Mrs. Claus and her elves to learn her secrets for keeping Santa so jolly! Bring a toy to donate to the Houston Fire Department's (HFD) Operation Stocking Stuffer and snap a photo with Santa.
Cost: Open to the public, free of admission, with option to purchase food. Register for tickets at
Join us at Urban Harvest's Eastside Farmers Market Saturday, November 26 9 AM - 12 PM. Shop our booth and stop by other stands to shop for local produce.
The Community Cloth is excited to be a part of Free the Captives' Christmas Market hosted by Crosspoint Church in Bellaire.
Join us on Friday, Nov 18 from 1-8pm and Saturday, Nov 19 from 10am-4pm. It's a great place to get your holiday shopping done!
We are happy to announce that we will have a showcase of our Fall & Winter collections as well as a sample sale of 20 - 40% off of last season's items!
Join us at the Parlour Salon on Tuesday, November 15 from 10 AM - 7 PM to shop our current and last season's collections.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided during Happy Hour, which starts at 5 PM!
The Office of Johnny Tumlinson and The Volunteers are proudly announcing Family & Wealth Fundraiser, which is a mini-fundraiser that will be benefiting an organization called The Community Cloth is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.
The Office of Johnny Tumlinson- event aims to enhance the role families play in financial planning for their future. All are welcomed to come even if you are single! :)
1. ALL MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND
2. Valet parking is provided
What to Expect at Family & Wealth Fundraiser: A Formal Dinner for all the attendees and so much more!
3. Personal Finance, Tax, College planning
4. Health topics
5. Wills & Trust
6. Kids Tutoring
7. Long Term care.
Mix and Mingle at 6:00 p.m.
Event dinner starts at 7:40 p.m
Facebook event here.
AsiaFest 2016 is FREE and open to the public!
For the latest additions, visit us at AsiaSociety.org/Texas/AsiaFest2016
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Asia Society's annual family event featuring community performances, fusion cuisine, creative activities, local vendors, and more.
Follow us on social media and share your photos with us:
Facebook: @AsiaSocietyTexas | #AsiaFestTX
Instagram and Twitter: @AsiaSocietyTX | #AsiaFestTX
FUSION FOOD AND SNACKS
Food trucks representing the Bayou City’s culinary diversity will be lined up on Southmore Boulevard. Choose from Casian King Food Truck, Churrasco Truck, D'Lish Curbside Bistro Gourmet Food Truck Catering & Event Planning, It's A Wrap! mobile bistro, Pho-jita, SMOOSH - Custom Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, Tila's Restaurante & Bar, and Wokker TX Ranger. Jade Stone Cafe will serve light bites and beverages.
Popcart Handmade Ice Pops will also sell popsicles, and Asia Society Texas Center will sell mochi ice cream and Asian beers.
Performances from the Houston community will fill our indoor and outdoor stages:
Martial Arts Demonstration by Clear Lake Iaido
Korean Fan, Flower, Doll and Drum Dances by Yun Hwa Lee Dance
Bhangra Dance by Dolly Goyal
Performance by Iranian Youth Dancers from Iranian Cultural Foundation
Kamishibai, Traditional Japanese Storytelling by Consulate-General of Japan at Houston
Bhartanatyam Dance by Anjali School
Ismaili Dance Ensemble by Aga Khan Foundation
Korean Dance by Kim Kuja
Performance by Dance of Asian America
Performance by Kalaangan School of Odissi Dance
Sinulog Dances by Tropical Rhythms
Visit AsiaSociety.org/Texas/AsiaFest2016 for a current list of performances.
GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
Central Asian Carpet Canvases
Face Painting by Nefaerieous Faces
Japanese Ikebana Display by Houston Ikebana International
Maori Koru Art Designs
Origami by Asian/Pacific American Heritage Association
Pinch-Pot Game by OCA Greater Houston
Taiwanese Calligraphy by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston/Taiwan Academy
Tanabata Wishing Tree
Year of the Monkey Creations by SASE – Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
VENDORS SELLING LOCAL GOODS
Earthredz, Big Creek Farms, Om Connection, Human Nature Texas,Rosehip Essentials, South China Seas, Heirloom Treasures. Inc., and The Community Cloth.
Come see our exhibitions We Chat: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art in the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery (2nd floor) and Yuriko Yamaguchi in the Sarofim Grand Hall (1st floor).
Cigna Sunday Streets Houston is an initiative to promote and improve the health of Houstonians. Cigna Sunday Streets Houston opens a stretch of streets normally reserved for cars and other vehicles to allow cycling, walking, dancing, socializing and provides a family-friendly opportunity to be physically active.
We will have a sales table at this event. Come out and be active with us!
Heartmade Art Market was conceived and created by Tracy Manford Carlson of Tracy Carlson Photography and Sonja Fulbright of Crush Design Co. Our tag line, “design for happiness,” is exactly how we like to do things. We think small actions add up to big results, so we’re putting the hearts of Houston’s talented artists to work for the benefit of local non-profit organizations, like Hoof Prints and Heart Beats (HPHB), and the community at large.
Heartmade artists are among the best ambassadors of the Houston art community, and we always want to make sure they are able to find success. We designed this market to ensure that both the artists and the charity would come out on top. Booth fees go directly to the charity, leaving the artists free to make their sales knowing the “heartwork” is already taken care of.
HPHB was created to provide free rehabilitation and therapeutic riding for physically challenged individuals and people who suffer from social disorders such as autism, ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and eating disorders, as well as Equine Enhanced Counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, and addiction recovery.
We are having an Open Studio Day for the community to come see our artisans practicing their crafts including weaving, knitting, sewing, and making jewelry. All product will be sold at discounted prices too!
Come join us at the Urban Harvest Farmer's Market on March 26th from 8am-12pm. We will have a booth set up sellling our product!
Come see us at Urban Harvest Farmer's Market on March 12 from 8am -12pm. We will have a booth setup selling our product. The market will also be having a fruit tree sale! Come join the fun!
Calling all women and lovers of women!
We are celebrating all the strong ladies on March 8 - especially the artisans of the Community Cloth who are determined, small business owners making changes in their communities. Show your support for them and all women on International Women's Day with us at Axlerad.
Early Bird Perk!
When you RSVP and/or make a donation online, you will be entered to win a Community Cloth woven scarf! (If you're not able to make it to the event, you can make a donation to be entered into the contest!)
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-womens-day-tickets-22132725578
Join Vox Culture over coffee/tea and sweets @ A 2nd Cup Coffee House as we host the second event of our 2016 series on Refugees, "Connecting our Local & Global Neighbors".
Our February event, titled, "Vox Story Tellers" will feature several clients from our 2016 community partners: The Community Cloth, IEDA Relief, and PAIR Houston. Rather than putting energy in solely discussing the past that some of these individuals have gone through, the event will be dedicated towards these individuals sharing their vision of THEIR FUTURE!
PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT BY CLAIMING YOUR FREE TICKET!!!
The goal of this event is to find ways to support these individuals in their goals/dreams, and listen to some of the challenges and/or positives that they have had in achieving or attaining their ambitions. A Q&A may follow. More details to be announced soon!!
Please note that the purchase of any drink or food item at A 2nd Cup goes towards benefiting the work of anti-human trafficking organizations across Houston.... so if you attend, you are practically supporting two causes in 1 event!!!
This event will take place on Saturday, February 27 from 1:30PM-3:00PM @ A 2nd Cup (1111 E 11th Street, Houston, TX 77009).
Come celebrate the holidays with a fun group of people! There will be a tacky sweater contest, food, drinks and even a photo booth. Also, you can take care of your last minute shopping needs at The Community Cloth table.
You don't need to be a resident to join the fun! Stop on by Dec 14 anytime from 7-9pm!
Celebrate global customs and cuisines under one festive roof at Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Saturday, December 12th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YUMMY! Wonderland. Bring the family to Phoenicia’s downtown location and enjoy a day full of food, crafts, live musical performances and shopping. Join the Houston Fire Department’s Operation Stocking Stuffer and celebrate the spirit of the season with a new, unwrapped toy to donate.
$15 for adults | $8 for children, ages 4-12
Children 3 and under, free admission
Buffet-style brunch, house coffee and juice are included with the ticket price. Seating is first come, first served and brunch will be served from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Purchase tickets in advance at: http://yummywonderland.eventbrite.com/
Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown
1001 Austin St.
Houston, TX 77010
The YUMMY! Wonderland buffet brunch features a delicious mix of global dishes served during the holidays, including:
Pomegranate Glazed Salmon
Aleppo Roasted Potatoes
Falafel Spiced Hash Browns
Waffles with Cranberry Syrup
Enjoy live holiday music and dance throughout the day by local performers representing the customs and cultures of the United States, Mexico, Latin America, Russia and the Ukraine.
- Talento Bilingüe de Houston
- The Russian Cultural Center
- Ukrainian National Women's League of America with a performance by the students at the Ukranian school
- Theatre Under the Stars’ Humphreys School of Musical Theater students
- Awty International School’s International Choir
- KINETIC, a fresh, new conductorless orchestra comprised of 16 string players led by Natalie Lin
- FLY Dance Company
- Houston Rockets games & giveaways, plus a possible appearance by mascot Clutch
Let your creative side out to play! Families can create memories at hands-on crafting centers including:
- Aurora Picture Show flip book craft
- Young Makers activity station for making embossed holiday cards, hosted by Houston Makerspace
- Cookie Decorating
Find gifts with heart from The Community Cloth, a local organization selling artisanal hand-crafted products locally made by women who come from Afghanistab, Bhutan, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Myannar (Burma) and Sudan.
YUMMY! Holiday Wishes
What’s on your holiday wish list? Let Santa Claus know during the celebration. Santa speaks French, Spanish and English and photo opportunities are available.
Facebook event here.