Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
- Join The Listening Room at Niamoves for their last show of the season. Ian Moore will be performing for the 3rd time in this intimate and unique Heights venue.
- Doors 8:30. Show starts at 9 PM.
- Chip Robinson opening
- Tickets $20 in advance until 4 PM Friday. $25 at the door (if there are any left).
- Bring your own camera and your special pet to take that portrait with Santa.
- A suggested donation of $5 per portrait will benefit the Bureau of Animal Regualtion and Control (BARC).
- Also, Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso Rescue will be available for pet adoptions.
- 514 W 19th, next to Penzey's
- Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event
- Here is a great Chron article about the book!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
- Family friendly concerts are held at Heights Presbyterian Church
- Robert Ellis only $5 cover and babysitting services are also available at the venue.
- Shows are also BYOB
- 240 W 18th St. Call ahead if you want sitting services or have any questions.
- This free, familt event will take place at Jaycee Park, 1300 Seamist, compliments of Timbergrove's civic club and local business sponsors.
- There will be piles of snow divided by age as well as a trackless train, a balloon artist, face painting, bouncers, and more. Hot chocolate, coffee and sweets!
- P.S. I know this is just outside the Heights ;)
- One of the Heights newest shops, Beatniks specializes in Argentine Tango and swing dance shoes, plus vintage clothes and artist made accessories.
- Before LITH, they'll celebrate their December artist, Brittany Bly, and her works depicting mathematical equations along with hand made jewelry and insect pins.
- They'll also be stoking the Holiday spirit with holiday spirit with mulled wine and tasty panettone.
- 709 E 11th, next to Zelko Bistro, in the "sunshine yellow" bungalow
Monday, December 6, 2010
Beth Heitmann - 713.503.8456
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
- Great artist made jewelry, ceramics, mosaics, glass, jewelry, scarves, purses and home accessories
- A portion of proceeds from the event, which goes through Dec 5th, will support AIDS Foundation Houston. Also, your donation of a new, unwrapped toy will help children affected by HIV/AIDS have a joyful Holiday season.
- For the first time in the 20+ year history of this event 19th St merchants have partnered with the Star of Hope to do a blanket and toy drive to coincide with the event. Merchants are collecting new and gently used blankets and new toys from now through Friday.
- Many merchants are offering discounts, grab bags and free gifts in return for donations. In addition, many merchants will be donating a portion of their sales from the evening back to the Star of Hope!
- Heights Life friend and favorite Sew Crafty is hosting the Etsy Houston "Sew Craftiest Time of the Year" and is also sponsoring a free t-shirt screening as part of the festivities. Patrons can bring their own item of clothing the night of December 3rd and, for a minimum donation of $2, have a cool design professionally screened* on a t-shirt. Proceeds benefit Star of Hope. *This is a slight change. Originally the screen printer was going to allow ppl to bring their own design but found that, logistically, it wasn't going to work. Apologies if you were all ready to have your band's logo on a shirt to find out now it won't be so
- 2nd Annual Craft and Makers Market, curated by photographer and clay mistress Carole Smith.
- Vendors will have
- This is a charity fundraiser to benefit Rescue Bank - the food bank for animal shelters. A Peaceful Pet is hosting this celebration of the season with food, music and pinatas!
- "All people and polite pets are invited to attend."
- A free traditional Mexican lunch will be served from Noon-1:00, generously donated by La Mexicana, a local family owned restaurant.
- Free samples of Wysong and Solid Gold pet foods and treats will also be offered throughout the day. Sponsor a pinata. The proceeds go directly to Rescue Bank. Their volunteers will be here helping people help animals.
- 4:00 - 5:00 Happy Hour! Mexican coffee w/ Cuervo or Kahlua. Hot chocolate and caramels for kids and those that are kids @ heart. 10% off all pet products - 1 hour, only!
- For more info call 832-549-1730
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
- I hope you all have many things to be thankful for this year.
- I am thankful for my beautiful children, my patient and loving husband, the time available to write this blog, the people I have gotten to know in the Heights thru this blog, the strong sense of community here, and that you are all here, reading what I write and finding it sometimes interesting and sometimes useful. Thank you!
- Happy Birthday to me. Thanks to my grandmother, who celebrated every year of her life, I have no qualms about getting older. Age is just a number!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
- This probably looks familiar since I posted about it last week, but the Shops at Houston Center Event is just a sideshow to the official event this weekend at very-close-to-the-Heights Winter Street Studios.
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Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tiffany is a Houston native, Heights resident, involved community member, active parent and Chair of the Board of Directors of Central City Co-Op. November is National Co-operative Month and Central City needs community support this month and every month to continue offering healthy, natural and local foods to area families. Read on:
Did you know that November is National Co-operative Month? Co-ops bring goods and services to the community at reduced costs through the pooling of resources and collaborative working by co-op members. Did you know that the Montrose/ Heights area has its own local co-operative for organic and sustainably raised produce? It is the Central City Co-op (www.centralcityco-op.com). This member-based organization works to support local farmers and community gardens, to educate the public about farming practices and to encourage the consumption of whole, natural foods instead of commercial processed products.
Currently a tenant in Grace Lutheran Church at 2515 Waugh (at Missouri), the Co-op is open each Wednesday 9 am to 6 pm. Farmers and suppliers deliver fresh vegetables each week for the Wednesday market day and the market manager selects the produce each week with an eye to what is the best value for the money, seasonally appropriate local farm offerings and things that taste good.
Shoppers can pre-order a mixed fruit share or mixed produce share (fruit & vegetables) in sizes to suit most needs. Central City also offers a fresh selection of open market items that can be bought directly off the shelf. This includes basic seasonal fruit and vegetables, dry goods including beans, rice and grains, local honey, locally roasted coffee and other items. Additionally the Co-op has an exciting rotation of local vendors who provide prepared foods, eggs, and artisanal gift items each week.
The shopping atmosphere is casual and friendly, with volunteers to help with any questions you have about the produce or how to prepare it, or to distract a child. Shoppers can linger and chat, or do a quick shop and go. There’s no supermarket parking lot to battle, and a cup of locally roasted coffee is available for a few coins tossed in a jar.
Though co-operatives are member-based organizations, Central City welcomes guest shoppers. A day pass is $1, which is waived for the first visit. Annual membership begins at $48, and membership credit may be earned for volunteering at the co-op. Volunteers are always needed in a variety of areas. Through the end of 2010, you may purchase your 2011 membership and get the rest of this year for free!
Central City grows its community through work with local organizations and schools, including the Health and Wellness Committee at Travis Elementary. In the past 3 years, they have donated over $15,000 in local and organic produce to soup kitchens and food pantries in the inner loop area. Members donate time to the Houston Food Policy Workgroup and the Urban Farm Belt Coalition, as well as Urban Harvest.
The Co-op’s work in the community depends on the financial health of the Wednesday market. Like many small businesses, Central City has felt the squeeze of recent economic pressures. Sales have declined in recent months, and the impact has been deep. The co-op needs to sell at least 150 shares each week to meet its financial obligations, and recent weeks have seen the numbers drop below 110. Without the support of the community, Central City will not be able to continue its work. Orders can be placed online each week up until Sunday at 6 pm for pickup on Wednesday, and open market shopping is available on a walk-in basis. Shopping with the Co-op can enrich your diet with whole, sustainably raised food at reasonable prices. Spending time in the Co-op can open your mind and put a smile on your face. Supporting the Co-op with your time and shopping dollars can help grow a healthier community, one avocado at a time.