Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Heights Happenings: September 14- September 21, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 4pm- last call: Grove Park lounge's Grand Opening

  • Bacardi is throwing a "Fire & Ice Party" in honor of Grove Park's grand opening. $5 F&I specialty shots all night, plus happy hour pricing on everything else: $4 Absolut, Bombay, Cuervo, Jim Beam, & Bacardi & premium drafts, $5 specialty cocktails. 
  • The bar opens at 4 pm, Bacardi party starts at 8 pm.
  • Corner of Waugh Dr & Raymond St, behind Chatter's Cafe. Awesome patio:

Saturday, September 17, 11 am- 1 pm: Kraftsmen Bakery Grand Re-opening
  • With a new, expanded dining room, Kraftsmen is happy to reopen their Heights location. 
  • At the re-opening celebration, there will be paper plane making to "re-launch" the restaurant.
  • Frosted Betty is co-sponsoring, so they'll be there with cupcakes, apparently for free, I hear!
  • Free kid's lunch with the purchase of an adult lunch
  • 611 W. 22nd Street-- 3 blocks north of Heights retail district on 19th, 2 blocks east of Shepherd -- look for the turn-of-the-century clock tower!
Monday, September 19, 6-9 pm: Young at Art Grown Ups Night Out
  • Adults only craft night with more than just ceramic painting available. The studio also offers glass fusing and canvas painting.
  • BYOB
  • 244 West 19th St., Houston, TX 77008
  • Reservations 713-862-0900 or email
Tuesday, September 20th, 6:30-8:30 pm.: Candidate Forum for Houston City Council At-Large Positions 1 and 2
Thursday, September 22nd, 6:30-8:30 pm: Candidate Forum for Houston City Council At-Large Positions 3, 4, and 5
  • The two candidate forums are being co-sponsored by the following five Super Neighborhood Councils: SN 15 - Greater Heights, SN 22 - Washington Avenue Coalition/Memorial Park, SN 61- Downtown, SN 63 - Second Ward, and SN 66 - Museum Park.
  • The participation of all existing candidates has been confirmed. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the candidates, ask them the questions that you want answered, and hear them address issues that are important to all of our neighborhoods. Please distribute information about the candidate forums to your family, friends, and civic club colleagues.
  • Both meetings will take place at the West End Multi-Service Center, 170 Heights Boulevard.
Thursday, September 22, 6 pm: Cheese 101 with Houston Dairymaids
  • Because "eating cheese is the best way to learn about cheese," students will discover the whole wide world of cheese in the Dairymaids upcoming Cheese 101 class.
  • Class will be held at the warehouse, 2201 Airline Drive, Houston, TX 77009, and led by Charlotte, "once voted Only Dairymaid that Looks Good in Braids and a Cowboy Hat."
  • Call at the warehouse at 713-880-4800 to reserve your spot.
  • Class is $30 per person and starts at 6pm.

Sunday, September 25, 10 am- 1 pm: SPICE UP YOUR LIFE- An Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop at Studio Nia Moves
  • Learn about medicinal properties of spices, easy techniques for vegetarian Indian cooking and how to assemble a tasty and healthy menu
  • $59, includes recipe handbook and lunch
  • Instructor Karuna Diedericks received certification as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist through the California College of Ayurveda. Throughout the fifteen years she has been practicing bhakti yoga, meditation and yoga asana, she has had a passion for cooking and healthy eating. She has first-hand knowledge and experience of how cooking and eating can support one’s health and overall quality of life.
  • Register & additional information here

Sunday, October 2, 1-4 pm: Houston Heights Outdoor Home Sculpture Tour
  • Curated by Jay Wehnert, Director at Intuitive Eye, this tour will focus on the Heights "deep history of supporting artists and their work. The neighborhood is increasingly becoming the home for outdoor sculptures. Installed by creative homeowners to enhance their homes and the neighborhood, this 'public' art is a fascinating addition."
  • The tour will be guided by Jay and will visit several featured sculptures throughout The Heights. Homeowners and the sculptors will be on hand to discuss each work. The tour will conclude with refreshments and a chance to discuss the day's discoveries!
  • Registration Fee $25 for individual, $40 for couple
  • Please contact Jay Wehnert at for more information.


Sunday, September 18, 2-5 pm: "Build Your Own Compost Barrel" Workshop at The Houston Arboretum
  • I know a lot of people in the Heights who compost, so I thought this might be of particular interest!
  • "According to the Houston-Galveston Area Council, up to 30% of our garbage headed to our rapidly filling landfills is bagged up leaves, grass clippings and tree limbs. The City of Houston mandates the use of compostable bags to divert your leaves and yard trimming away from costly dumps, saving both city landfill space and tax dollars. Now a private company composts your nutrient-rich wastes and sells it to the public as a natural fertilizer. Learn how to cut out the middle man and compost your own yard and kitchen wastes in this intensive, hands-on workshop where each participant will build their own 55-gallon composting barrel. You can create rich, dark brown compost in as little as 3 weeks!"
  • $75 for members; $90 for non-members
  • Necessary tools and materials will be provided. Additional barrels and conversion kits will be available for sale at the end of class for $55. Registration is limited.
  • Online Registration form
  • 4501 Woodway

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