Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Heights Happenings

Now through September 23: Ggallery presents the art of Whitney Riley
  • Goddesses, Shed Your Parasol at the Field of Battle is a show "by one woman with many voices"
  • In this exhibition Riley used several art making styles with "irony, sensuality, sincerity and humor" to illustrate the complexities of self-identity in our airbrushed age. Her goal was "to create images that celebrate the beauty of the fairer sex while also creating a safe place for the limitless dialog surrounding this subject."
Friday, September 18, 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

Saturday, September 19, 12-2pm: Houston Participates in World Drumming for the Earth!

  • Houston's World Gratitude Drum Circle is part of a global drumming event to show gratitude and respect for Mother Earth. Thousands of people across the planet will drum in community on this day to send the message, "We care about our planet that sustains all life. We care about future generations. We love the Earth." A diverse group of sponsors for the event will bring drummers from many different cultural backgrounds including Native American, Indian, African, and Middle-Eastern drummers. The opening and closing ceremonies for the event will be led by She Goes Laughing, a local drum maker of Native American Cherokee descent. Houston 's World Gratitude Drum Circle will be donating proceeds from the event to Mr. Holland's Opus, a National organization that donates instruments to school and after-school music programs. Funds raised will be designated to provide percussion instruments for children's music programs in Houston. The World Gratitude Drum Circle is a family-oriented event. Children are welcome to participate. Friends and families are encouraged to bring rattles, drums or other percussion instruments.
  • Cost: $5 suggested donation for Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Bring: Your drums and rattles - bring a blanket to protect the floor. All kinds of drums are welcome!
  • Location: Studio NiaMoves--508 Pecore


Saturday, October 3, 11 am- 5 pm: Books On The Bayou Kick Off Celebration

  • Books on the Bayou is a citywide project focusing on readings held throughout the month of October. The idea of the project is for the entire city to read the same book at the same time, provoking discussion among co-workers, friends, families and classrooms.
  • Kick off party will be at the Central Library, 500 McKinney. Special guest, Lucy Anne Hurston, Zora's Neale Hurston's niece, will speak at 1 p.m.

Saturday, October 3, 8 am- 11am: Bellaire Moms of Multiple Annual Garage Sale

  • Need maternity clothes, baby gear or any manner of toys? What better place than the BAMOM garage sale, where mothers of multiples unload all the stuff that comes with having 2 or more babies at once.
  • Westbury United Methodist Church, 5200 Willowbend Blvd, Houston, TX 77096-5298

1 comment:

  1. In addition-- this saturday at Samadhi Yoga and Dance studio on 28th street is hosting an Ayuvedic workshop. It is a great price and should be a great workshop. More info at:
    Just a reminder that there are multiple yoga studios that provide us with lots of Yoga and wellness choices