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Weeks of Welcome Rec and Wellness Center free preview

Not yet a member of UHCL's Recreation and Wellness Center, but still want to check out some of the services and amenities? You're in luck.

The Recreation and Wellness Center, including all amenities and services, will be accessible for free for all non-members (including community members) from Jan. 21 - 31 during the Center's normal business hours, as part of UHCL's bi-annual Weeks of Welcome. You can also receive discounted prices for select fitness and wellness services. We hope you'll take advantage of this special offer, and be sure to check out the other events going on around campus this week, too!

Find more information, visit https://events.uhcl.edu/index.php?eID=2435

Teaching your learner school readiness skills

School readiness skills play a pivotal role in learning. On Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m. in UHCL's Bayou Building, this presentation (part of the Autism Speaker Series) will discuss basic foundational skills every learner needs to be successful in a classroom environment, regardless of age or grade level.

These skills include following multi-step directions, waiting for preferred items, and seeking out help. The presentation will review strategies for teaching these skills in both home and classroom environments while promoting independence. For more information and to register, visit https://apps.uhcl.edu/ECommerce/Schedule/CADD.

Register for Art School for Children

UHCL's Art School for Children and Young Adults is the university's longest running community outreach program, offering art enrichment classes for youth in the Bay Area and sponsors research in visual arts education.

Register now for Artworks of Northwest Coast Native Americans and Inuits, open to students grades 1-4. Classes are Saturday, Feb. 8, 15, 22, and 29, and March 21, 28 and April 4 at 10 a.m. at UHCL's Arbor Central building, Room 1315.03. Cost per student is $100. All supplies are included. To register, visit https://apps.uhcl.edu/ECommerce/Schedule/Search/AS?query=spring

Ladysmith Black Mambazo to perform at the Bayou Theater

Multi-Grammy award-winning South African vocalists Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who first stepped onto the world stage when they collaborated with music legend Paul Simon on his iconic album, Graceland, will share their musical message of peace and love at UHCL's Bayou Theater on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The group tours seven months of the year and they have more Grammys than any other world music group. "Part of the reason for the success they've been able to enjoy is not just because of their singing, but because they offer a meaningful experience for the audience," said Mitch Goldstein, the group's manager and producer. "It's very emotional and powerful. There's a message that they thread through their albums as well as their shows."

Their performances help the audience connect to South African singing and dancing, but Goldstein said their concert was more than that. "Their message of love and peace comes from deep in their hearts," he said. "Their concerts are about coming together and getting along, regardless of differences." Purchase tickets at online.