Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Heights Happenings

Thursday, August 20, 4-7 pm: Free Back To School Immunizations
  • The Houston Fire Department and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Care Van have teamed up again in 2009 to offer free childhood immunizations at neighborhood fire stations. This is the perfect time to get your child up-to-date on their immunizations for school and avoid the rush before school resumes after the summer.
  • The immunizations are FREE. All you need to bring is your children, your identification and your children's immunization records.
  • The Heights immunization location is Fire Station 11, 460 T. C. Jester
  • Visit the Houston Fire Department website at for more information. Any questions? Contact the HFD Public Affairs office at 713-495-7900.
Thursday, August 20, 8pm: Aurora Picture Show: Short Documentaries from doxita
  • doxita is a traveling festival of documentary films that are under 40 minutes in length. The program, comprised of approximately ninety minutes of film, represents a wide variety of documentary – domestic and foreign, super-short and longer format, serious and funny. These filmmakers have crafted beautiful, and sometimes humorous, portraits of their subjects’ daily work through labor including Chinese jade mining, organic bread making in Edinburgh, Northwest US wood logging, shaved ice treats in Peru and a Pakistani tailor in Barcelona.
  • Donate-what-you-can
  • Location: Spacetaker, Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street
Friday, August 21, 7:00-9:00pm: Heights Time Bank Potluck
  • Interested in meeting some of your Heights neighbors in a relaxed situation with delicious food and friendly folks? Attend the monthly Heights Time Bank potluck! The Heights Time Bank is a time exchange system that builds community. For example, if you spend an hour doing something for a neighbor (like pet-sitting, small home repair, a guitar lesson, etc.), you earn a time dollar that you can then spend to get another neighbor to do something for you. The monthly potluck is a chance to connect with each other and meet new people.
  • Location: 1133 Winston Street; 77009
Saturday, August 22, 8am-12pm: 2009 Annual Heights Graffiti Squad Paint Drive and Fundraiser
  • You can help keep graffiti at bay by bringing any gently used cans or buckets of latex paint, cans of spray paint, and empty (and clean!) 5-gallon buckets. You can also contribute monetary donations through cash, checks, and gift cards. If you can't make it to the library on Saturday, you can also send donations to Houston Heights Association, Inc. at P.O. Box 70735, Houston, TX 77270-0735 and write "Graffiti Squad" on the memo line.

Tuesday, August 25, 7 -8 pm: Proctor Plaza Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting

  • If you live in North or East Norhill, you are in the Proctor Plaza neighborhood. Come over to Proctor Park and see what's going on in your historic, deed restricted neighborhood.
  • Proctor Plaza Community Center is located at 803 West Temple.
  • There will be brownies, neighbors and a drawing for a $25 Target gift certificate as a door prize for one of the people who attend the meeting!

Every Saturday and Sunday through August 30, 2009: Leon and Molly Bee Collins: Recollections at Redbud Gallery

  • This very special father/daughter exhibition is artists' first show in an art gallery. Not classically trained as "artists," the duo tells a family's rich oral history through pictures more full of meaning than tecnique. Painted with their hearts the amazing stories, events, and characters of a family are brought to life in brilliant color.
  • Gallery is open Noon - 5pm. Admission is FREE


Sunday, August 30: Houston Theater District Open House

  • See the inner workings of the Alley Theatre, Hobby Center, Wortham Center and Jones Hall for a family friendly day preparing for the 2009-2010 Theater District season
  • "Houston is one of only five cities in the U.S. that boasts permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines of opera, ballet, music and theater, and is the only city in America that has a collective Open House involving all of these groups and their multiple venues."
  • Enjoy a FREE concert by the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall beginning at 4 pm. One lucky attendee will win a trip to New York City to see the Houston Symphony perform at Carnegie Hall.

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