Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Heights Happenings: March 28 - April 4, 2012

Dear Readers, Blogger has a mind of its own. Sorry if the formatting here is way off, but there is no way to fix it. Believe me, I have tried. Thanks, THL

Thursday, March 29, 5:30 pm- 8:30pm: The 2nd Annual Tacky Wedding Pub Crawl hits the Heights to benefit Wish Upon A Wedding
  • Come out in your most creative, most tacky wedding attire for a night of pub crawling with plenty of laughs along the way. Last year's crawl had an impromptu hula hoop contest and a scavenger hunt like no other. 
  • Pub Special’s:
    • BB’s CafĂ© on Thursday has Big A$$ Beer night and they are going to do some $6 Happy Hour Specials for us.
    • Christian’s Tailgate: $2.50 domestic drafts, $2.50 domestic bottles, $2.50 Wells, and $7 domestic pitchers. In addition it’s ladies night on Thursday’s so they have $2.50 Jack Daniels and $2.50 Crown.
    • Onion Creek: $2 Red Stripe special and they are going to do some $6 happy hour specials for us.
  • Purchase tickets at www.tackyweddingpubcrawlhouston.eventbrite.com
  • The Tacky Wedding Pub Crawl benefits Wish Upon a Wedding. Wish Upon a Wedding is the first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Wish Upon a Wedding was established in January, 2010 and currently has over 20 chapters throughout the United States.
Thursday, March 29, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm: Corkeoke at The Corkscrew
  • “The perfect marriage of marginally talented people, with massive amounts of alcohol.” What’s not to like, right?
  • 1308 W 20th
Saturday, March 31, 9 am - 11 am: 5th Annual Egg Hunt at Proctor Park
  • This amazing event is pulled off by the hard work of Ms Pam at the park and the community who comes together to provide candy and man power. It's always a wonderful time!
  • Kids under 5 will search first, with older kids going in a later round. If you have a young kiddo, be there on time so they don't miss out!
  • Proctor Park, Julian at Temple
Saturday, March 31, 11 am- 2 pm: Bubblefest at Hogg Spark Park
  • Houston Vineyard Church is hosting this fun event for kids ages 3-12. The event will feature a 900 sq. ft bubble foam pit, performances by Crockett Elemenary Marimba band, bubble contests, bubble art, bubble gum buffets, face painting, bubble photo booth, and parents' relaxation area. 
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
Friday, April 6, 10 am- 6 pm: Eggstravaganza at Fixer's

Friday, April 13, 5:30 - 9 pm: Meet the Author of “Houston Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Bayou City” 
  • Write Now! Greetings is happy to host Houston Chronicle editor and beer blog writer Ronnie Crocker. Ronnie launched the Beer, TX blog in March 2009. Born in Galveston, raised in Pearland and worked as a journalist at the Bryan-College Station Eagle in Texas and the Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia, before returning home to the Woodland Heights to join the Chronicle in 1994. He holds a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and a master's of business administration from the College of William and Mary. Follow his beer writing at blog.chron.com/beertx, twitter.com/rcrocker and facebook.com/rcrocker.beertx. 
  • In his book “Houston Beer,” Crocker chronicles Houston's long and surprising history of brewing, tracing everything from the grand legacy of Anheuser-Busch to the up-and-coming craft beer makers and those brewing it right at home.
  • Refreshments will be served
  • 3122 B White Oak
Monday, May 12, 6:30 pm- 9:30 pm: Apex Scholarship fundraiser
  • Aryn Romero, 18, has been taking Taekwondo from Master Portal at Apex Taekwondo in Oak Forest/Garden Oaks for a year. Aryn happens to have Down’s Syndrome. Master Portal at Apex has been “amazing with Aryn and has included her in a typical taekwondo class learning the same things every other student at Apex learns,” says her mother, Kristin.  Aryn has participated in two tournaments and has earned several medals for sparring, board breaking and forms.  Kristin believes Master Portal has a “special ability to reinforce each student’s strengths, while patiently improving their weaknesses.”  It has an amazing experience for their family and everyone involved. Due to the overwhelmingly positive experience this has been for Aryn and her family, Kristin and Master Portal have created a 501(c)(3) to provide taekwondo scholarships children with Down's Syndrome, and economically disadvantaged children.  Their goal this first year is to give out as many as 12 scholarships for children from these two groups, allowing them to have the enriching experience of Taekwondo without the tuition fees.
  • “The program at Apex Taekwondo is designed to provide a positive outlet for students to gain confidence, commitment and determination, as well as expose students to an active lifestyle through individual competition as well as teamwork. Taekwondo is more than kicking and punching.  It is a place where students who otherwise feel isolated by disability or lack of financial resources can make friends while receiving appropriate training and coaching to help develop physically and mentally to perform their best in the sport and in all aspects of life.”
  • Kristin would like to build this program to “define our children by their abilities, not disability.”
  • Please support this new venture and enjoy music, food, drinks and great auction items.  You can meet the instructors and other students in the program. 
  • That Pizza Place
  • 3322 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77018
  • Please contact Master Portal at (713) 290-1911, Kristin Nielsen at (713) 822-5161 or email apexscholarship@gmail.com if you are interested in helping, donating or finding out more about a scholarship for your child.


Huge congrats to Harvard Elementary School for receiving IB status!
  • After several year of hard work by Harvard elementary schools staff and students the school is pleased to announce that it has been named an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).  
  • The school will offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to all students enrolled in pre-k through grade 5. The program focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and the world outside. Harvard Elementary School began the authorization process in 2008 with extensive professional development in the curriculum model and standards; inquiry; promoting international-mindedness; transdisciplinary and concept-based learning; assessment; and the action cycle. http://www.harvardschool.org/

Are you coming to the after party?
  • This year the Heights Association is adding a little something extra to the Spring Candlelight Dinner and Home Tour weekend!
New extended hours at Liberty Kitchen!
  • Starting Monday, April 2nd, LK will be open all day with a special menu from 2-5 pm. Another great option for a late afternoon meeting, snack, late lunch, or early dinner!
  • 1050 Studewood


Thursday, April 5, 7 pm- 10 pm: Kiss My Grits! Gulf Coast Throw Down benefitting Young Texans Against Cancer

I went to this event last year and had a blast! I loved that you had easy access to the Chefs, right behind their tables, so you could ask about their inspiration or anything else. Food was amazing--- and I don't even like grits! Tickets still available!

Participating Chefs include:
Chef David Guerrero - Samba Grille
Chef Gabe Medina - Kata Robata
Chef Jonathan Jones - Beavers
Chef Joshua Martinez - The Modular Food Truck
Chef Kevin Bryant - The Capitol at St. Germain
Chef Mary Cuclis - Pondicheri
Chef Michael Pellegrino - Max's Wine Dive
Chef Philip Speer - Uchi
Chef Randy Rucker - Restaurant Conat
Chef Ronnie Killen - Killen's Steakhouse
Chef Ryan Hildebrand - Triniti

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