Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Heights Happenings: July 21- July 28, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 6:30 PM: United Nations Safe Planet Campaign screening of "Submission: In Defense of the unborn"
  • See the trailer for documentary HERE. This film discusses the effects of chemicals on the unborn babies, among other environmental topics.
  • Learn about the new Campaign and hear from Michael Stanley-Jones, the director, on the importance of this movement and the responsible management of hazardous wastes and chemicals. Mr. Stanley-Jones is traveling from Geneva, Switzerland to attend the event.
  • There will also be a short film "Safe Planet Presents: Body Burden" starring Ed Begley Jr. to start off the evening.
  • Hosted by Gallery MSquared at The Houston Heights Theater339 W 19th Street (No seating provided, bring your own. No food allowed)
  • For more information and to RSVP, see their Facebook Event page

Tuesday, July 27, 2 PM: City Council Public Meeting

  • This meeting with focus in part on the issue of the proposed Walmart development in the West End, bordered by Heights Blvd and Yale. It is an opportunity to speak directly to City Council. At the meeting, the public has the floor with the ability to have up to 3 minutes each to speak to city council about your opinions on the development.
  • If you are interested in speaking you must call the City Secretary at 832-393-1100 and put your name on the agenda. Be sure you tell them your topic is "Wal-Mart." To be most effective, we should have as many people as possible show up. There is no need to sign up just to be present, but if you want to address the council, you must call the number above.

Wednesday, July 28, 7 PM: Divisional PIP (Positive Interaction Program) meeting for the Central District
  • "The Positive Interaction Program holds monthly PIP meetings featuring speakers from different divisions (Burglary and Theft, Homicide, K-9, Helicopters, etc.) explaining how their division operates. This is done so citizens will know what to expect, should they ever need the police."
  • For additional information on what PIP is you can read more on City of Houston's website
  • 1602 State St.


Thursday and Friday, July 22-23, 8:30 PM: Discovery Green's Art Series presents HOME
  • Talento Bilingue de Houston brings this stunning visual portrayal of Earth with aerial footage from 54 countries and over 120 locations. Narrated by Glenn Close, the film begins with the creation and evolution of the animal species on Earth.
  • 118 min
  • Friday's show presented in SPANISH
  • Saturday's show presented in ENGLISH
  • Free


I hope you have Saturday, August 7th marked on your calendar already for White Linen Night

The event organizers need volunteers for the following positions:
  • An individual or (Heights) company to take charge of the volunteer shuttle docents!
  • Shuttle docents for White Linen Night in the Heights!
  • Looking for enthusiastic Heightsites-
  • Some knowledge of the history of the Heights
  • A little insight into current shops and restaurants helpful.
  • Is your entire company interested? Lets talk!
  • Event t-shirt
  • 2 tickets to the official "after-party"
  • A few surprises too!
  • For companies - get everyone on board! Lets talk about an inkind//sponsorship trade
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