2017 Young Artists and Authors Showcase

The theme this year: “We’re Going Places”

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  • Houston-Huelva Sister City Association – Spain and Benjamin Franklin’s influence to support the American Revolution
    3:00 pm-6:00 pm
    2017.04.05

    Spain and Benjamin Franklin’s influence to Support the American Revolution

    Join us for an event related to the important relationship between Spain and the USA! The high point of the day will be an examination of Benjamin Franklin’s Influence on Spain to support the American Revolution presented by Dr. Thomas E. Chavez.

    Dr. Chavez will discuss Benjamin Franklin from his early correspondence with the Prince of Spain through his election as an honorary member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History. Franklin, whom the Spanish always referred to as Dr. Franklin, corresponded and negotiated with Spanish officials and intellectuals. The success of Franklin’s encounters with Spain led directly to the establishment of the United States and effectively hid the record of his efforts from common knowledge. A whole new and refreshing side to the story is housed in the archives of Spain.

    EVENT INFORMATION

    DATE
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 3:00 to 6:00 PM

    VENUE
    Rice University – Herring Hall, Room 100
    6100 Main St,
    Houston, TX , 77005
    832-202-5040

    PARKING
    Self-paid parking, Central Campus Garage, under McNair Hall (Jones School of Business)

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  • Sister Cities of Houston – Youth Talent Showcases 2017
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    2017.04.14

    Art – Poetry – Essays – Film – Photography

    You are invited to compete in one, some or all of these Youth Talent Showcases.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday, April 14, 2017

    Houston Grand Prize: $300
    National Grand Prize: $1,000

    Deadline for the National competition is May 1, 2017.

    Find more information about the national competition at www.sistercitiesinternational.org

    Sister Cities Houston pays national competition fees and delivery costs for Houston grand prize winners.

    Contacts for for questions and submissions for each competition category:

    Young Artists, Young Authors, Young Filmmakers, Photography.

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  • Houston-Taipei Society – Taiwan “Night” Market in Houston
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    2017.04.15

    Friends and family are welcome to the Taiwan “night” market style festivities in Houston.

    Where: 5885 West Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77036

    Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Time: HTS members aim to be there at 11:00 AM if you wish to join former HTS president, Jackson Chang for a brief intro of this popular Taiwanese experience (meet at building entry), but actual festivities are from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

    Additional information: Carpooling is recommended, no RSVP is needed, no admission fees. For more info visit www.taiwanyeshouston.com (info also on the HTS website www.houstontaipeisociety.org).

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  • Sister Cities of Houston – April Board Meeting
    5:30 pm-7:00 pm
    2017.04.25

    East West Bank/Conference Room – On the last Tuesday of each month, the Board of Directors of Sister Cities of Houston meet to discuss ongoing business and initiatives. The Board is composed of five elected members of the Executive Committee, four at large board members and one ex officio representative from each Sister City organization.

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  • Application deadline for Sister Cities International 2017 Annual Awards
    All day
    2017.04.30

    The deadline for the Sister Cities International 2017 Annual Awards is April 30, 2017. There is no fee to apply. This is a great opportunity to highlight your sister city program’s achievements and bring international recognition to your community’s contribution to citizen diplomacy.

    Award categories include:
    •Best Overall
    •Innovation in Arts & Culture
    •Economic Development
    •Humanitarian Assistance, and
    •Youth & Education Volunteer of the Year, and Youth Leadership.

    Award winners will be honored during our 61st Annual Conference in Virginia Beach, VA July 13-16, 2017.
    All applications are due April 30, 2017.