Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Heights Happenings

Friday, October 30, 11:30am: Houston Heights Woman's Club Luncheon

  • Bats, Rats, Cats? Nah ... It’s Witches who rule! The Houston Heights Woman’s Club will hold its First Annual Witches Luncheon on Friday, October 30. The location will be the new restaurant at 1001 Studewood (the former Bedford Restaurant, now under new ownership).
  • Spirits will flow at 11:30 AM. Edibles (no one you know) served at Noon. Member price is $35; Non-Members $40. Cash Bar. Cauldron Awards: Good Witch and Bad Witch, Best Witch Hat/Outfit, Door Prize from Oolala!
  • RSVP to for an Evite Invitation (with option to pay online) OR mail check payable to: Houston Heights Woman’s Club (HHWC), P.O. Box 7782, Houston, TX 77270-7782.
Saturday, October 31; 8am-2pm: Heights Urban Forestry Day

  • Learn about your Heights Urban Forest. Pick up treats and learn about the tricks for living in tandem with trees, as well as bird, butterfly, and vegetable gardening. Heights families & neighbors are invited!
  • Location: Heights Fire Station at 12th & Yale Streets.
  • For more information, e-mail

Sunday, November 1; 3-8pm: Day of the Dead Celebration at Monte Beach Park
  • Dia de los Muertos festival at Montie Beach Park, 915 Northwood, sponsored by Brooke Smith Heights Art Coalition and several local businesses.
  • This is a FREE festival including mariachi's, food, art displays from neighborhood schools (Love, Helms, Travis, Browning, Looscam, Hogg, Hamilton, Lee and Reagan).
  • There will be local artists showing their Dia de los Muertos inspired work as well as pieces for sale. The community center will have interactive crafts for kids of all ages.
  • There will be a map available for a self guided tour of the Brooke Smith Heights residences with "ofrendas" that honor relatives that have passed.

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

  • Reminder that Daniel García Ordaz, a.k.a. The Poet Mariachi, and founder of Art That Heals, Inc., will be reading from his book, You Know What I'm Saying?, at Heights Books-Libros.
  • 502 E 20th St Ste D


Saturday, November 7, 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM: The Houston "It's Time. Make Yourself Count!" 2010 Census Training and Conference

  • I am going to show my really geeky side here and say I AM SO EXCITED FOR THE CENSUS!! I love statistics and the Heights is going to see some cool changes in its demographics since 2000. As a mom, a headcount of families is the big one I am excited for.
  • Every 10 years the U.S. Constitution calls for a census count of all persons living in the United States.The Census is Based on census numbers, nearly $400 billion of federal resources are allocated annually to states, communities, and community-based organizations.
  • 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks and Welcome
  • 9:45 a.m. Census 101: Why the Census is Important & LCCREF (Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund) National Campaign
  • 10:30 a.m. Census Bureau - Mechanics and Operations
  • 11:00 a.m. Panel: Challenges to a Complete Count
  • Noon Lunch and Keynote Speaker
  • 1:00 p.m. Panel: Campaigns Responding to the Challenges
  • 2:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
  • 3:15 p.m. Adjourn
  • For more information, please contact Catherine Han Montoy

Saturday October 31, 1-4 PM: Trick or Treating Alternative

  • Gather the goblins for a free family event at The Galleria's Nordstrom wing
  • Enjoy family entertainment, trick or treating at participating retailer doors, face painting, magic shows and more in a safe and fun environment. Don’t miss the spooky, 34-foot spider hanging over the ice rink.
  • Additional activities include:- More than 100 retailers will provide candy to trick-or-treaters- Polar Ice will offer free skate rentals for children dressed in costumes- Picture People will offer free family photos against a harvest-themed background
  • On site contact:Nicole Davis, Director of Mall Marketing, The Galleria(713) 966-3525

Tuesday, November 17, 7:30 pm: Virtuosos at The Menil Collection

  • Three virtuosos perform solo works by major contemporary composers, including a major new piano work inspired by the great paintings of American artist Cy Twombly. Australian composer Liza Lim, known for the visceral energy and vibrant color of hercompositions, is winner of Australia's most prestigious composition prize and recipient of commissions from such ensembles as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and BBC Symphony. Nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award, the brilliant Avery Fisher prize-winning violinist Jennifer Koh and acclaimed Moores School of Music saxophonist Valerie Vidal make their Da Camera debuts.
  • Tickets are $35.

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