Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Heights Happenings

Saturday, November 14, 10 AM -l PM: Woodland Park Fall Festival

  • Family Day at Houston's 2nd oldest park. Bring your own picnic lunch, lawn chairs, soccer balls, basketballs or tennis rackets and have fun!
  • Enjoy a great day outside with your family and friends and experience: a guided nature walk down to the bayou; a puppeteer and storyteller; great local music; an"authentic turkey egg hunt" (think Easter egg hunt only in the fall!!); AND a beaver naming contest!....yes folks, there's a beaver in the bayou!!
  • Also, you will be able to view the idea drawings for the future renovations of the park. You will be amazed!
  • Organizers encourage you to either walk or ride your bikes since parking is very limited.
  • Questions? Becky Houston (713-862-1520, or Beth Fischer 713-861-4502,
  • Woodland Park is at roughly White Oak and Houston Ave.

Saturday, November 14, 6 PM- 8 PM: Ggallery presents: ANTIQUITIES AND ACADEMIA A Marriage between the Old and the New

  • Join Ggallery as they present Antiquities from Francisco O'compos. Francisco is an Ancient and Antiquities Art Dealer with emphasis in PreColumbian Art. He has been conducting business in this field since 1993 and working in Houston with Mr. Alfred Glassell since 1998. He believes in a Trans Cultural Art Gallery that integrates Art of the Ancient World with Contemporary Paintings and Sculptures.
  • 301 E 11th St


Saturday, November 14, 11 AM -3 PM: Sinclair Elementary SPARK Up The Park Fish Fry Fundraiser

  • Sinclair Elementary in Timbergrove (so almost The Heights) is raising funds to improve its SPARK park. Please support our local schools and parks if you can! The plans include adding a walking/jogging trail, additional picnic tables and benches, soccer goals, and replacing the chain link fence with ornamental iron fence.
  • SPARKs are open to the community during non-school hours, so the improvements to the park will benefit the entire neighborhood.
  • Sincliar's SPARK committee, with the assistance of Heights Rotary Club, is planning a fundraising Fish Fry. This will be a terrific family friendly event with activities for the children in addition to great food. There will also be a silent auction and raffle with a grand prize of a 7 day cruise to the Caribbean.
  • Please join Sinclair's staff, students, and their families at Sinclair Elementary School, 6410 Grovewood.
  • Tickets are available for a $15 donation in advance or $20 at the door. Raffle tickets are $25 each. For tickets and additional information, please contact Brian Cannell at 713-864-6732 or

Saturday, November 14, Noon - 5 PM: Grand Opening Ceremony & Festivities for The African American Library at the Gregory School

  • The African American Library at the Gregory School will become the premier facility and depository for research and programs about the history of African Americans in Houston and the surrounding region.
  • By 1876 The Gregory Institute became a part of the Houston Independent School District and the Gregory School became the first public education institution for African-American children. The State Historical Commission designated the Gregory School building as a State Archaeological Landmark. This designation is the highest historical landmark classification that can be placed on any building.
  • There will be music, dance performances and historic reenactments.
  • 1300 Victor Street, Freedmen’s Town, Fourth Ward

Sunday, November 15, 12 PM- 2 AM: 20th Annual Blues For Food

  • Hosted by Sonny Boy Terry at The Shakespear Pub, 14129 Memorial Dr
  • Please bring any non-perishable food items and/or cash. Now in its 20th year, your support is needed for this wonderful Houston blues tradition. It's the largest collection of Houston blues artists on one stage AND all proceeds benefit the Houston Food Bank .
  • Free BBQ plate for those who donate. 14 hours of non stop Texas blues.......
  • Visit or for details. Questions? Call 281.697.4625

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