Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Heights Happenings: May 19 - May 25, 2010

OK. Before I even start here I want to know why no one emailed me or commented that last week's Happenings post was dated May 12- May 25? I just noticed it now. Wow. Well, you guys are just too nice to not call me out on that -or- no one even noticed and I just outed myself. Hmmm...

Anyway, on to what's coming up. I don't really have a lot for this weekend. Last weekend was so full, I think everyone is just recovering!


Saturday, May 22, 9 AM- Noon: Historic Window Repair and Weatherization Workshop

  • The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving historic places, dedicates each May as National Preservation Month to celebrate the diverse and unique heritage of our country's cities and states, and enables more Americans to participate in the growing preservation movement. The theme for National Preservation Month 2010 is Old is the New Green.
  • In celebration of National Preservation Month in Houston, the Education Committee of the City of Houston Archeological and Historical Commission is offering a free and informative window repair and weatherization workshop. Historic windows are vital to the character of a historic house, and in many cases they can be repaired and made much more energy efficient. During this 3 hour workshop, learn the skills needed to keep those old windows. Topics include understanding window elements, weatherization and basic repairs.
  • Join this informative session! Remember, preservation is good for communities and the pocketbook and plays a significant role in fostering development that is more environmentally and economically sustainable. Space is limited. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Joy Tober at or 713-837-7903.


Friday, May 21, 4- 8 PM: Opening of Paintings/Melanie Millar
  • Heights resident Melanie Millar "incorporates historical ornamental motifs and designs, into otherwise "abstract" paintings." Her next showing will be at Installations Antiques through June 13 with the opening event on Friday, May 21.
  • Installations Antiques, 611 W 22nd Street in the Heights


Saturday, June 5, 7:30 AM: 25th Annual Heights Fun Run
  • The 5K Fun Run starts at 7:30 AM, the 5K Walk starts at 7:35 AM, and the After Race Party festivities begin at 8:00 AM. There is also a fun Kids' 1K that starts at 8:30 AM.
  • Registration information AVAILABLE HERE
  • Race packets may be picked up at Luke's Locker from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Thursday and Friday, June 3 and 4. Final packet pickup will be at Marmion Park just before the race.
  • If you should have any questions regarding pricing or registration, you can email or leave a message on the Houston Heights Fun Run line at 713-861-4002, extension 4. If you have an interest in volunteering on race day, please contact Andrea Sharp at

Friday, June 25, 6-9 PM: Reception for artist Barbara Franklet

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