Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Heights Happenings: March 30- April 6

Saturday, April 2, All Day: First Saturday in the Heights!
  • You all already know what this means, so get out there and visit your local businesses. Remember, if you don't spend your money locally, the shops you love so much cannot survive.
Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 3, Noon - 6 PM: Heights Spring Home Tour
  • This year's Spring tour consists of six spectacular homes and gardens (four historic and two new construction) each reflecting the unique character and architecture of one of Houston's most cherished and eclectic neighborhoods.
  • Also on the tour this year will be an opportunity to see the "before" version of Immanuel Lutheran Church which will soon be transformed into a community center for art exhibits, receptions, and community and youth programs.
  • Bus Shuttles will be available to transport you to all of the homes and are included in the price of your ticket. The shuttle route starts at the Heights Fire Station (Yale & 12th Streets), where parking is available.
  • Tickets are available at many local merchants, including Write Now!, Dacapo's, Buchanan's and more
  • Check out the link for additional info. http://houstonheights.org/springhometour.htm


Thursday, April 7, 5:30 PM: Help save Love Elementary
  • HISD will be holding a meeting at Love which will ultimately decide if the school remains open or closes.
  • Due to a rising number of young families in the area, parents are concerned about class sizes and where all the not-yet-school-aged kids will go in 2-3 years.
  • If you are a parent, a concerned community member or someone who believes in public education for the good of all children, please attend and support this school and the efforts of it's teachers and parents!
  • 1120 W. 13th Street


Saturday, April 2, 7 PM: Magic on the Bayou, benefitting Blackwood Educational Land Institute
  • Blackwood Educational Land Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to land-based learning that encourages the spirit and feeds the soul as it challenges and educates the mind. Located near Hempstead, a formerly neglected tract of land has been turned into a living learning environment. Blackwood is an ecosystem and living classroom that inspires and teaches students of all ages to explore the natural web of life and to develop a healthy, respectful relationship with nature.
  • The Green Wellies award recipient will be Kevin Shanley. As Chairman of the Board of the Bayou Preservation Association and CEO of The SWA Group, Kevin has demonstrated sustainable practices, vision and leadership in our community. He has worked tirelessly to protect and restore the Houston bayou system through design and policy reform.
  • For more information and to register, visit the Magic on the Bayou page.
April 2, 3 PM & April 4, 8:20 PM: Final 4 Watch Party at Market Square Park

  • April 2 game begins at 5:20 PM; April 4 game begins at 8:20 PM

  • Don’t have tickets to the Championship games? Don’t sweat it! Join the Greeks for some mega-madness at Market Square Park. Watch the games on our flat screens while indulging in delicious Greek food, beer and wine all night long. Sponsored by Niko Niko’s Market Square and the Downtown District.

Sunday, April 3, 8 AM: Bayou Bikers Houston bayou tour
  • On the first Sunday of every month join the Bayou Bikers, an informal meet-up group aiming to show Houstonians and visitors the beauty of Houston’s waterways. Local and visiting bikers are invited to join the group on 25 – 40 mile rides exploring the area’s bayous.
  • These rides are free and open to all skill levels, but mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary.
  • Bikers meet at Market Square Park, 301 Milam downtown

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