Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Heights Happenings

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Friday, June 12, 7pm: Heights Time Bank Potluck
  • Are you interested in learning about a time exchange system that builds community? The Heights Time Bank is holding its monthly potluck this Friday. If you live within the Time Bank boundaries (south of 610, north of I-10, west of I-45, and east of Shepherd) you are welcome to attend! 1134 Jerome Street
Outside The Heights:

Saturday, June 20, 3-5 pm: Discovery Green Dance Workshops

  • Swing, Salsa, Folk Dance & Creative Movement Programs for all ages. FREE!
  • Presented by DANCE HOUSTON

June 18, 12–1 pm: The Heritage Society's Hill/Finger Lecture Series presents Patrons & Protectors: The Heritage of the Mexican Retablo by Stephen Vollmer

  • Stephen Vollmer, The Heritage Society Tea Room Independent curator and research specialist, will explore the origins, evolution, and functions of retablos, a genre of folk art deeply rooted in Spanish history. He will describe how this art form flourished in post conquest Mexico and then ultimately, with the introduction of inexpensive mediums such as tin, reached its pinnacle of popularity in the last quarter of the 19th century. Mr. Vollmer will show how these paintings serve as windows into understanding traditions associated with sacred spaces, ritual practices, values, and regional customs found not only in Mexico but throughout the Americas.
  • This lecture is in conjunction with the Society's Retablos: Art for the Masses exhibit, on display through July 12, 2009.

Saturday, June 13, 10 am-2 pm: Second Saturday Buffalo Bayou Boat Rides! (weather permitting)

  • These 30-minute boat rides are a unique way to spend the afternoon with friends or family.
  • Feel like you've escaped the city as you glide along the bayou's waters. Look for graceful herons, jumping fish, and even the occasional alligator sunning on the bayou's banks.
  • No Reservations (20 person capacity per trip)
  • Boat picks up at Sabine Street Bridge North Boat Landing
  • Cash Only: $7 - adults, $5 - children (ages 4-12. Children under 4 not permitted)
  • Parking available on Sabine Street Bridge and in City Lot H

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