Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Heights Happenings

Saturday, May 2, 1-4 PM: The Travis Elementary Centennial Parade and Celebration
  • Help celebrate the history of The Heights by joining in the fun. Travis Elementary is 100 years old! Mayor Bill White, Mrs. Barbara Bush and alumni from as far back as the 1930s will be attending. There will be School tours discussing the building's history, tree planting and a time capsule burial. One notable float in the parade will be Heights artist and pianist Loreta Kovacic-Parani. Loreta composes primarily children's music and her float will feature Heights area kids performing her latest musical BROTHER TADPOLE. The parade begins at the Norhill/Bayland esplanade and ends at the Travis campus on Florence.

Saturday, May 2, All Day: Historic Heights 1st Saturday
  • Come on! You know it's been too long since you've hit 1st Saturday.
  • This month's featured events include: Free Heirloom Tomato Plant @ Karen Derr & Associates; Pat Gavin & the Buckaroo Band @ Hickory Hollow - new time 5:30; Hula to The Grass Skirts ukelele & steel guitar band @ 1st Sat Arts MarketStudent Art; Felix Cook, Jr. Elementary Fine Arts Academy @ Heights Modern Home
  • Don't forget, you can relax and take the trolley from 11AM - 4PM, which includes fun trolley coupons for things like cheap margaritas at Berryhill on 11th .

Thursday, May 7, 6:30-8:3- PM: The Heights Womans' Club Founders Day Reception

  • Have you ever been interested in joining the Heights Womans' Club? Did you even realize there is a Heights Womans' Club? Well, whether you didn't know at all or always wanted to know more, here is your chance. The reception will be held at the group's clubhouse, 1846 Harvard, and will honor the memory of Hortense Sparks Ward . Ward was a Houston Heights resident and an early Houston attorney. She was the 1st woman to pass the Texas Bar and one of the first practicing female attorneys in the State of Texas. Mrs Ward helped obtain the Club's charter in 1912. She spoke at the first public meeting in the new clubhouse, championing the Married Womans Property Act which she had co-authored and worked to ensure the passage of by the Texas Legistlature in 1913. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Please RSVP attendance to, or via mail to P.O. Box 7782, Houston, Texas 77270.

Heads Up:

This year's White Linen Night will be Saturday, August 1. Mark your calendars, but don't worry-we'll remind you again!

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