Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Heights Happenings: August 18 - August 25, 2010

Yes, I totally regurgitated last week's Happenings by changing the date. So sue me...

Saturday, August 28, 8 AM- 2 PM: MD Anderson benefit blood drive at Studio Nia Moves
  • Participants can sign up for a time slot every 20 minutes starting at 8 am. You will be screened and they will confirm that you can donate.
  • To schedule your spot and for any additional questions, please contact Kristie at Nia Moves. (713) 864-4260 or
Saturday, August 28, 2 PM: Share opinions on the future of 14 Pews
  • We have a new neighbor where Aurora Picture Show once lived. New owner/director of 14 Pews, Cassandra Thibodeaux, is opening the doors and her mind to the ideas of friends and neighbors. A great chance to participate in the future of this wonderful venue and our neighborhood.
Sunday, October 31, Noon- 3 PM: Pug Hearts Halloween fundraiser at A Peaceful Pet
  • A Peaceful Pet is hosting a Costume Contest with all the entry fees going to support PugHearts Houston Pug Rescue. All pets, any species, are invited to attend. $5.00 per pet entry fee will be donated to PugHearts.
  • Refreshments will be served and everyone entered will be offered free samples of pet foods and treats.
  • Prizes? Of course! Categories include: Best Dog, Best Cat,Best Exotic Pet (not a cat or dog) and Best Human and Pet Look Alike. Gift certificates of up to $100.00will be awarded.
  • Please register in person at the salon between now and 3:00p. Saturday, October 30th. For more info call 832-549-1730.

Thursday, August 26, 7 PM: Women’s Interfaith Ramadan Iftar

  • Presented by The Interfaith Women’s Iftar Planning Committee, Brigid’s Place and Christ Church Cathedral, this Ramadan Iftar dinner will celebrate and honor Muslim women’s contributions to the arts, sciences, religious and academic scholarship, politics and everyday life.
  • Muslim women of diverse backgrounds will head tables and discuss their unique life experiences with their guests. Everyone will enjoy traditional Ramadan foods from around the world.
  • Opening Remarks by Dr. Elora Shehabuddin
  • Rice University, The Great Hall of Christ Church Cathedral
  • $30. Tickets should be purchased in advance by registering online here.
  • For more information you may contact Kafah Bachari Manna at 713.231.3874 or
  • View the full size flyer here.

Saturday, August 28, 2 PM- 9 PM: Market Square Park Opening downtown
  • Downtown’s newest green space is located in the heart of Houston’s Historic District and will play a critical role in creating a sense of community for downtown residents, businesses and visitors. Park goers will be treated to live entertainment throughout the year, beginning with the official grand opening on Saturday.
  • Family-friendly activities will be planned throughout the day. Visitors can explore the area with historical tours, be the first to take their four-legged furry friends to the new dog runs, enjoy coffee and refreshments from the new Niko Niko’s Greek Cafe and more.
  • Live music starts at 7.
  • FREE

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