Friday, September 24, 7:30 PM: Heights Live! presents Graham Wilkinson
Saturday, September 25, 4 PM: Enjoy an afternoon of poetry at Heights Books-Libros.
- Christopher Bear Beam, Diana X. Muñiz, Yvonne Zepeda (whose art will also be on display), and store owner/poet Blanca A. Alanis
- Refreshments will be served.
- The store is offering 30% off all new and used books
- 502 E 20th
Saturday, September 25, ALL DAY: Celebrate the Centennial Birthday of Sunset Heights
- A parade, small park festival and live music to celebrate Sunset Heights turning 100
- Event flyer & schedule
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUNSET HEIGHTS!
Also, for your viewing pleasure:
Friday, September 24, 8 PM: PBS presents "David vs Goliath: The Heights vs Walmart"
This event has been cancelled. Andy Icken told PBS he suddenly had a "scheduling conflict." I can't help but wonder if it has anything to do with documentation discussed in this story by ABC 13's Mya Shay.
- "Some see it as a modern day David vs. Goliath story. Walmart, the super giant discount store, wants to build a new store in the Historic Houston Heights. David, in this version, is a community of groups joining together to try and stop this retailer. They feel this mega-store will bring traffic congestion, higher crime rates, and serious infrastructure problems to the area. But Walmart supporters feel this is a prime opportunity for the popular chain to establish itself right in the heart of the city, bring with it 24 hour shopping, discount prices and a host of new jobs. So who is right and who is wrong in this tale of urban growth and development? How do we move forward as a city, while still maintaining the charm, beauty and safety of our neighborhoods? And who will ultimately decide?"
- Scheduled to appear: Nick Urbano, President, Responsible Urban Development Houston and Andy Icken, Chief Development Officer, City of Houston
Plan Ahead/ Outside the Heights:
Sunday, October 10, 2010: Houston's Historic 1st Ward First Bash
- The First Ward Civic Council is hosting its first ever fundraiser on 10.10.10
- The event will be hosted by Winter Street Studios and will showcase performances by Texas Johnny Boy and MECA; a silent auction of the work of local artists; samplings from area restaurants; and exhibits and information from area businesses. They anticipate attendance of around 500 friends, neighbors and supporters.
- $10 at the door