Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Heights Happenings

Saturday, October 17: Boob Tube Flash Screening, Aurora Picture Show

  • In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Aurora is going to flash you! Sign up now for our email newsletter or text ‘pink’ to 78247 so you can find out when and where. We will have special activities in honor of breasts, followed by a screening of short films titled Boob Tube that will cover the gamut of candid emotions and feelings, some funny and some serious, that are central to any conversation about this sensitive and sometimes controversial body part. A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Pink Ribbons Project.
  • Time and Location: Revealed via newsletter or text on 10/16

Saturday, October 17, 6 PM: Angel Store Opening Supporting Justice For Children

  • JFC's mission is to raise the consciousness of our society about the failure of our governmental agencies to protect victims of child abuse, to provide legal advocacy for abused children and to develop and implement collaborative solutions to enhance the quality of life for these children.
  • “ANGEL STORE” is an Exhibition featuring "Angels and Art" by artists from all over the world. The store will be open from Oct 17 thru the end of December.
  • "This is going to be a great event for art lovers and supporters of the life-saving efforts of Justice for Children." Randy Burton, Founder
  • Hosted by the Betz Gallery - 1208 W. Gray

Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm: Shopping on the Plaza hosted by Plaza Moms Society

  • Get a head start on your holiday shopping. The Plaza Moms Society of Shepherd Park and Candlelight Plazas are hosting their annual market: Shopping on the Plaza.
  • 30+ vendors with gift items, products for women, babies, kids, toys, clothing, jewelry, purses, and art. Raffle drawings every hour with great items from each vendor. Food and drink! Free reusable shopping bags for the first 100 shoppers who spend $50.
  • Clean out your jewelry box and bring your old gold to receive cash.
  • Vendors include: Dorie Kerr Jewelry Design, GamiWorks hand cut glass jewelry, Discovery Toys, Houston Home Cooking , Sweet Tooth Stationery, Watkins natural skin care products, Sweet Sophia Baby, Stella & Dot and more...
  • Contact Co-Chair Julie Landreth with additional questions
  • Durham Elementary, 4803 Brinkman Street, Houston, TX 77018

Saturday, November 7, 5 pm- 7 pm: Dia de los Muertos Poetry Reading at Heights Books-Libros

  • Daniel GarcĂ­a Ordaz, a.k.a. The Poet Mariachi, is the author of You Know What I’m Sayin’? (2006, El Zarape Press). He was born in Houston in 1971 and raised in Mission, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves as a Hospital Corpsman then worked his way through school towards a BA in English from the University of Texas-Pan American.
  • Garcia is the founder of Art That Heals, Inc. a nonprofit organization that deals with HIV/AIDS and art; he also founded the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival.
  • 502 E 20th St Ste D


Harris County Citizen Corps CERT Breakpoint Entrance Controllers Needed

  • The BP MS150 and CERT are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals to assist the Country’s largest charity Bike Ride. Breakpoint Entrance Controllers (BPEC) control traffic in and out of the Ride’s breakpoints ensuring a safe seamless transition of bicycle traffic. Teams are assigned a breakpoint each day and work collectively contributing to the overall safety and success of the event. For more information please contact Gary Fortier, or 713-782-3863.

The Harris County Public Library’s adult literacy program needs literacy tutor volunteers

  • Volunteers are needed to assist adults in reading at a grade 0-5 reading level, as well as English as a second language tutors (who assist adults new to the United States) at many Harris County Public Library branches. Training and materials are provided for new volunteers at no charge. More information is available at If you are interested you have other questions about the library’s adult literacy programs, please contact Steve Zack at 713-749-9035 or by e-mail at


  1. The Justice for Children (JFC) benefit mentioned above should not be patronized. Reasons: 1. JFC rejects the existence of Parental Alienation, something epidemic in the family courts today. See or JFC goes into courtrooms armed 2. with materially wealthy lawyers and it effects the kind of 'justice' 3. it alone decides. It ruined me and my daughter who only now at 23 years of age is beginning to speak with me after 17 years of being completely cut off from me. JFC returned her (I had no lawyer) to a severely alienating mother who was out committing three felonies while she got their free 'help'. Robert Gartner Houston

  2. Robert- Thank you for sharing your story. I am sure readers will take it in to consideration when deciding if this is an organization they would like to support or not.

    Unfortunately necessary disclaimer: the primary purpose of posting these events is to give people in the heights a snap shot of events going on in and around their neighborhood. posting events does not constitute an endorsement of any organization or individual.

    additionally, appreciating readers comments does not mean that i necessarily agree or disagree with that view point. i am appreciative of everyone who takes the time to read my blog and make comments. i reply so that you know i do read them and that your opinions are important to me. Thanks!!