Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Heights Happenings

Friday, April 17, 7:00-9:00pm: Heights Time Bank Potluck
  • Time banking is a time exchange system that builds community. When you spend an hour doing something for a neighbor--like babysitting, small home repairs, a piano lesson, etc.--you earn a Time Dollar that you can spend to have another neighbor do something for you. If you are interested in learning more about time banking (or are already a member) you can attend a potluck at 1134 Jerome Street. Bring a dish to share!
Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, 8-9:30pm: Aurora Picture Show
  • Media Archeology: Liquid Light to the Laptop, the Evolution of Live Visuals pays tribute to the multimedia spectacle of the psychedelic light show as an art form that revolutionized rock concerts, influenced corporate events and advertising, and paved the way for the VJs of today. Friday will feature a presentation from Joshua Light Show and The Silver Apples.
Saturday, April 18, 5pm: 2nd Annual Musicfest-Campout at Marmion Park
  • The festivities start in Marmion Park (corner of 18th and Heights) with opening music from 5-6pm. Then Don Broman's Band will take the stage from 6-8pm. The Big Al's Blues Band will play from 8-10pm. Houston Heights Association members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and their beverages of choice for an evening of music and camaraderie.Non-member neighbors are free to tag along as guests. There will be a grill and wet sink set up for HHA members who want to bring their own hamburger and hot dog fixin's. There will also be free popcorn. When the music ends at 10pm, card tables and chairs will be set up dominoes or cards. There will be a children's campfire located in the Northeast corner of the park. Members of the Houston Story Tellers Guild will entertain the children. There will also be a marshmallow roasting.Tents can be set up anytime after 8am on Saturday morning. Berryhill's will provide breakfast tacos, coffee, and juice at 8am on Sunday. For more information, contact Paul Carr at 713.869.0505 or You can also visit the HHA newsletter.

Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 PM: Monthly Heights PIP Meeting

  • Concerned about crime in The Heights? Attend the Positive Intervention Program, or PIP, meeting at 1602 State Street. PIP meetings exist because dealing with the police and knowing what they do in our neighborhood can be confusing to some citizens. The PIP monthly meetings feature speakers from different divisions (Burglary and Theft, Homicide, K-9, Helicopters, etc.) explaining how their division operates and what has been happening in the neighborhood. For more information on what PIP is and what you can gain from attending this meeting, visit the HPD website HERE.

Saturday, April 25, 3-8 PM: A Birthday Tribute for Huey "Ink Spot" Long

  • 104 year old Huey Long is the last living member of the ground breaking vocal group, The Ink Spots. Quietly celebrated via various avenues of pop culture, this Houston native is a source of pride for our city and for The Heights, which The Ink Spot Museum calls home. On Sat, April 25th, The Ink Spots Museum on E 20th will host a birthday party for the music icon. For more information and to hear some of their music, you can visit the the museum webpage . If you love music and already know you want to be a part of this event, you can RSVP here.

Sat & Sun, April 25-26, 11 AM- 5 PM: Heights Showcase of Homes

  • Part fundraiser, part showcase for builders. See what's behind the doors of some of the new constructions in The Heights. Tour proceeds benefit The Heights Exchange Club. Map and more admission information HERE.

Outside The Heights: Sunday, April 19, 3-6 PM: The Center's Annual Ice Cream Sunday Carnival

  • This is the seventh annual carnival to benefit The Center Serving Persons with Mental Retardation, aka The Center. The Carnival will be held on the grounds at 3550 West Dallas and will feature an abundance of kid friendly events like carnival rides, a rock wall, moonwalk, pony rides and a WOW- worthy ice cream sundae bar. All proceeds benefit The Center. Not familiar with The Center? Find out more about the wonderful work they do in our community HERE.

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