Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heights Happenings: November 30- December 7, 2011

Um, is that already December knocking on our door? Wow.

Thursday, December 1, 6 pm- 7 pm: Heights of Health presents "Improving your Family's Immune System"

  • Staff from HoH will discuss diet, nutrition, supplements and tools to reduce chemical and emotional stress. This class will benefit all ages - baby, teens and adults. Each person will receive an informative packet explaining simple ways to boost and maintain optimal health. 
  • This event is free and first 22 people to register you will receive a packet worth $25.
  • Call today to register. Space is limited. 713.861.6777
  • 540 Frazier at White Oak
This weekend is Heights Mistletoe Madness. Three great days of Holiday fun:

Friday, December 2, 6 pm- 10 pm: Holiday on 19th
  • Join your 19th Street merchants for some holiday cheer while shopping, strolling and enjoying the atmosphere.There will be live music, hot chocolate, strolling Santa's and more! 
  • This year 19th St business owners have partnered with Noah's Kitchen, a local non-profit with Heights ties, that feeds the homeless. Businesses will be accepting donations of peanut butter, dry pasta, pasta sauce, new socks and small toiletry items in addition to financial contributions. Noah's Kitchen Elves will be out on the street anxious to tell you about their fantastic organization and all they do for the Houston community.
Saturday, December 3, 11 am- 6 pm: 1st Saturday Arts Market
  • Here is a great opportunity to knock out some of your holiday gift buying while supporting local craftspeople and artisans. Always fun, unique items at the Market!
Saturday, December 3, Noon - 5 pm: 3rd Annual Craftidote

  • Sure to be the coolest, most interesting stuff around.
  • 729 Studewood
Saturday, December 3, 2:30 pm - 4 pm: The History of Woodland Heights book signing
  • Write Now! will be hosting Omar Holguin, the author of this great book on Woodland Heights. You can get your copy of The History of Woodland Heights signed between  2:30-4:00
  • The shop will be serving cookies and cider as well.
  • 3122 B White Oak Dr., 281-974-2138,
Friday, December 2, 6 pm- 9 pm and Saturday, December 3, 3pm- 9 pm: Heights Holiday Home Tour
  • Six Houston Heights homes will be decorated for the holidays and open for tours at Deck the Heights, the 2011 Houston Heights Association Holiday Home Tour. Tour goers will have a fabulous time looking inside these unique spaces that reflect the rich architectural tradition of our amazing neighborhood. 
  • Advance tickets are available at these locations: Another Place in Time, Buchanan’s Native Plants, Davis Hardware, Heights Antiques on Yale, Jubilee, and Write Now! Tickets will also be available on tour days at the Heights Fire Station (12th and Yale) and at each Holiday Home Tour home. 
In addition to the Mistletoe Madness events, there are a couple more great places to pick up unique, hand crafted items on Saturday:

Saturday, December 3, 11 am- 5 pm: 5th Annual Underground Arts Market
Saturday, December 3, 2 pm- 7 pm: 7th Annual Heights Holiday Market
  • More than a dozen local vendors. Click here for a complete list of vendors and what they'll be selling.

Saturday, December 3, Noon - 5 pm: Open house at Heights Library

  • The gorgeous Heights branch will be having an open house with refreshments and entertainment all day.
  • Santa will arrive at 3 pm for photo opportunities as well
  • 1302 Heights Boulevard

Saturday, December 3, 7 pm and Sunday, December 4, 11 am: St. Mark's United Methodist Church Annual Outdoor Christmas pageant.  

  • Everybody is welcome; this is a super family friendly event! 
  • The pageant includes a reenactment of the Christmas story, with beautiful music celebrating the season, shepherds herding live animals and little singing angels. 
  • Holiday sweets and treats will be served before, during and after the performance
  • 600 Pecore
Sunday, December 4, 8:30 am- 10:30 am: Breakfast with Santa at Zion Lutheran
  • Pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa, Nativity stories, plus games and other fun
  • Free but please consider a donation of a gently used or new stuffed animal or non-perishable food for the Heights InterFaith Ministry Food Pantry
  • Zion Lutheran Church, 3606 Beauchamp (at Pecore)
OUTSIDE THE HEIGHTS, aka Back To More Practical Matters:

Tuesday, December 6, 9 am- Noon: CoH 3rd annual "Meet the Buyer" Purchasing Forum.  
  • This free event at the George R. Brown Convention Center gives local small business owners a unique opportunity to meet with buyers from City departments and discuss current and future procurement opportunities. There will be information presented on the City procurement process, vendor registration and requirements. 
  • Attendees can also learn about Hire Houston First, an ordinance passed by Houston City Council that is intended to boost the local economy by utilizing Houston-area businesses.
  • Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Business owners can register online at through Friday, December 2, 2011. Onsite registration the day of the event is also available. 
  • For additional information or questions email Roger Harris at or call him at 832.393.0623.

A Heights mom just started a new Etsy shop, offering hand-picked vintage items for kids. Love buying local on Etsy!

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