Author and former Houston Texans player Wade Smith will enlighten by reading from his book, “Smitty Hits the Books,” which tackles how to create a game plan for studying and doing what you’re passionate about at the same time. The event will be followed by a meet-and-greet book signing. Plus, purchase “Smitty Hits the Books” during the event and receive 20-percent off your entire purchase at Fiddle Sticks Toys. (Must show book to receive discount. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts and good only for Feb. 11, 2017).
Event time: 1-3 p.m. at Brown Auditorium
Upcycled Sculptures: Come create a sculpture from a variety of found objects and materials in the style of native Houstonian African American artist Jesse Lott at Art Academy.
Peanut Party Games: In honor of George Washington Carver's achievement explore hundreds of uses for peanuts as you play classic games using plastic peanuts at EcoStation.
Sprouting Sweet Potatoes: Observe and sketch these growing plants in tribute to George Washington Carver at EcoStation.
Sankofa-Scratch Art: Create a beautiful Sankofa symbol of a bird or stylized heart on art paper at Junktion.
Straw Rockets: Make your own straw rocket in honor of African American woman is space, Mae C. Jemison at Junktion.
Gullah Quilt: Design your own Gullah style quilt using colorful scraps of fabric at Junktion.
Operation Game: Learn how you can make a simple circuit to recreate a popular hand game. Event time: Tues. Wed. and Fri., 2-6 p.m., Thurs., 2-7:30 and Sat., 12-4 p.m. atMaker Annex.
Holograms: Explore the use of concave mirrors to create 3-D images called holograms at Science Station.
Infinite Treasure: Experiment with properties of reflection at Science Station.
***Activities, events and times subject to change.
Wade Smith Book Reading 2017/02/11Join us in welcoming Wade Smith for a special reading of his book Smitty Hits the Books.http://www.cmhouston.org/event/wade-smith-book-readingIncluded with general admission