family fun

Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center celebrates Earth Day with its annual Eco-Fest celebration and Butterfly Release on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a full day of family fun.

Enjoy releasing native pollinators during butterfly releases and visit exhibitors to browse eco-friendly products, learn about environmentally conscious services and see live animal shows. Local and regional organizations as well as businesses will have booths that provide information about earth-friendly products, services, and opportunities.

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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) invites children and their families to join in a stimulating art adventure at “Either/And” Family Arts Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. The event is free and open to the public and will feature hands-on art activities, refreshments and entertainment designed to encourage families to explore the museum and learn more about the artwork on display.

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The eighth annual Autumn Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Shangri La Gardens (2111 W. Park Avenue) in Orange. The fair will include air apple bobbing, apple printing, an obstacle course, pumpkin ring toss, spider mask making, face painting, kids nature dance, pumpkin decorating, seed planting, and of course the last chance to see the scarecrows.

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