Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Heights Happenings: April 25- May 2, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 6 pm - 8 pm: NO JUSTIFICATION REQUIRED closing party at G Gallery
  • Help G Gallery wrap this wonderful exhibition.
  • The artists, all of them female painters from Argentina, were selected by a board of curators and arts aficionados based in Buenos Aires. “The curatorial team, assembled by Braga Menéndez Arte Contemporáneo, took inspiration from Mitominas (myth-chick), an exhibition presented in the late 1980s at Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires) that challenged preconceptions about gender-based work. By reexamining the ideas put forth in that exhibition, No Justification Required asserts an approach that is both genderless and gender-centric--one in which the artistic baggage of feminist movements of the past are inevitably threaded through but not intrinsic to how the work is ultimately viewed.”
  • 301 E 11th St
Saturday, April 28, 3-5 pm: Education in Sync with Child Development- A Presentation by David Darcy at Bayou Village School
  • Suggested Donation:   $10/ individual and $15/couple
  • David Darcy will provide an overview of Waldorf Education, illustrating how this approach to education works with the inner development of the child to support and achieve true learning and development of the whole person.
  • Mr. Darcy has been a Waldorf class teacher, admissions director, high school teacher and consultant to homeschoolers and charter school teachers. In addition he has written a curriculum integrating Waldorf activities into a program for homeless children and is the author of several Waldorf curriculum publications. He has spoken to many university education classes about Waldorf methods and currently teaches a small mixed-age class in Austin. His three children graduated from Austin Waldorf School.
  • Childcare Available on a First-Come-First-Serve Basis for Children Ages 3-11. Contact the school to pre-register: or 713-499-0598. Pre-registration is very much appreciated and is required if requesting childcare.
  • 747 E 18th St
Saturday, April 28, 10 am-4 pm: St. Andrew's Spring Shopping Bazaar 
  • The Bazaar will feature more than 40 area artisans, crafters, and specialty vendors.
  • Admission to this day of fabulous shopping is free.
  • Items available for purchase will include home décor, jewelry, gourmet foods, purses, handmade quilts, art and photography, toys, bath and body products, candles, aprons, baby items, home baked goodies and much, much more! In addition, the Reagan High School Jazz Band will perform, and the Men of St. Andrew’s will prepare great food.
  • The event will take place rain or shine. 
  • For more information, visit
  • 1819 Heights Boulevard.
Sunday, April 29, 7 pm -8:30 pm: Free Parent Talk at Nia Moves: Raising Physically and Emotionally Healthy Kids
  • This interactive parent talk, you will talk about healthful eating. You will learn practices that will help your children increase their emotional intelligence. You will begin to improve the emotional climate of your family and the creative abilities of your children.
  • Topics that may be discussed - each talk will be tailored to those who attend:
    • How to get your kids involved in the kitchen
    • How to introduce fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes to children as early as possible
    • How emotional health is important to creativity
    • How to unblock heavy emotions
    • How to promote balanced whole brain development
    • Learn a simple 2-minute technique proven to increase emotional/mental stability when practiced regularly 
  • NiaMoves, 508 Pecore in the House behind the studio
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Saturday, April 28, 2pm- 4 pm: Texas Olive Oil Tasting at One Green Street
  • Texas Hill Country Olive Oil will be at One Green Street sampling new products: Garlic Infused Olive Oil and Pineapple Balsamic
  • One Green Street is an eco-friendly retailer, where you can buy “find anything from make-up to mattresses, all good for you and good for the planet.”
  • 5160 Buffalo Speedway
Tuesday, May 1, 5 pm: Helms Elementary is hosting a discussion of the future of dual language education in Houston
  • The Center for Houston’s Future, HISD’s Multilingual Department, and Helms Elementary, and HISD Dual Language Magnet, invite parents of current and prospective students to see the future as it might be, based on data and research about the city of Houston, its residents, and our educational system. 
  • The presentation, at Helms Elementary in the Heights will be offered in Spanish (5:00 PM) and in English (6:30 PM), and will help parents understand how to take advantage of dual language options that prepare today’s toddlers for tomorrow’s community, and make the most out of early childhood educational opportunities. Parents will also learn how best to prepare their students for higher education and college & career readiness. 
  • This event is free and open to the public.
  • Speakers: 
    • Sandra Wegmann, Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives at The Center for Houston’s Future, will present information from the Center’s 2012 Indicator Report Human Capital Development and Education: Early Childhood, K-12, Workforce Preparedness. The Center for Houston’s Future is a think tank and conducts strategic planning and research for the 8-county region. 
    • Terrie Armstrong, Senior Compliance Analyst from HISD’s Multilingual Department, will present research and information on bilingualism, cognitive advantage, and two-way immersion program effectiveness. 
    • Diana Del Pilar, Principal of Helms Elementary, will discuss the Dual Language model from Pre-K through 5th grade, and post-elementary options in HISD.
    • Dual Language Panel: Parents of Dual Language students will discuss their personal experiences with the program and answer questions from the audience.
  • 503 W. 21st Street
Saturday, May 12, 1 pm-3 pm: Mark your calendars for the 25th Anniversary of the Houston Art Car Parade 
  • This is a uniquely Houston tradition.  The Art Car Parade runs along Allen Parkway, from Waugh to Bagby.       
  • For more info 
June 8-10: Winning Campaigns Training at Rice University 
  • Are you a pedestrian advocate who wants to improve your neighborhood’s walking infrastructure? Are you a bicycling advocate who wants to increase the bike route network in your city? If so, you need to attend this training!
  • Provided by Alliance for Biking and Walking.  Local sponsors are the Citizens Transportation Coalition and BikeHouston.  
  • Any advocate registering before May 11 can attend for the discounted price of $75 for Alliance members and $125 for non-members.  Limited scholarships to attend the training are available.
  • The Alliance's signature Winning Campaigns Training uses proven curriculum targeted specifically to the unique needs and experience of bicycle and pedestrian advocates. This sought-after workshop, conducted in cities across North America, creates new advocates and reignites veteran organizers with critical skills to effect immediate change in their communities. In just three days, participants learn key organizing tactics in strategizing, funding and conducting campaigns that transform the transportation landscape in their cities and states. These trainings are intended for any potential campaign leader in your organization who would benefit from gaining the tools to craft and manage powerful advocacy campaigns.
  • Register for the training at Winning Campaigns Training: Houston

THE BRAZARRE 2012 – An Artful Bras Event- Artists’ Call for Submission
  • Benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Greater Heights
  • Submissions are being accepted for the second annual Brazarre 2012. Artists are asked to donate an artful bra. Each submission should incorporate all or part of an actual brassiere, and each piece should vaguely or abstractly represent a bra, and is to be 3 dimensional. The piece need not be wearable or functional.
  • These Artful Bras will be sold in both silent and blind auction formats. All proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Greater Heights.
  • The Brazarre 2012 will be held on Saturday May 26th, 2012, at G Gallery, 
    6:30-9:00pm, 301 E. 11th St
Submission Requirements / Facts
  • The deadline to submit artful bras is Friday, May 11th, 2012.
  • All submissions for consideration must be submitted via email or in person.
  • Artists will submit a maximum of four digital photos of each piece (JPEG, no larger than 2100 x 2100 pixels). The maximum size for total entry should not exceed 4MB.
  • The following information also should accompany the digital photo(s): Artist’s first and last name, title of work, art medium used, and a brief description of your work and its inspiration. 
  • Please email all submissions to SUBJECT LINE: Brazarre 2011 Submission / Artist’s Name. 
  • You may contact Vicki Eaker to submit in person (281.857.0073)
  • Please note: They would like to receive some artful bras prior to the May 11th deadline for press and promotion purposes. Please submit your bra early if you would like to be considered for this great opportunity to gain some additional exposure, as all artists will be acknowledged for their work.
Sarah is back! For all of us who adored Sew Crafty, former owner and Heights smile maker is now offering sewing classes!
  • Want to finally pull that sewing machine out of the closet and use it already? Learn the ins and outs of your machine while making a simple project with Sarah’s new venture- Crafty Ever After
  • Project materials are included.
  • Students will learn to:
    • Thread their sewing machine and bobbin (what is a bobbin?)
    • Identify the bobbin (see what I did there?)
    • Navigate the landscape of levers and buttons on their machine
    • Sew straight lines, turn corners, and be the boss of your sewing machine!
  • Students need to bring: Your sewing machine and 1 bobbin to fit your machine
  • You’re encouraged to bring a bottle of water or your favorite soda plus a little snack
  • Classes start May 15 and will be offered on Tuesday evenings or Saturday afternoons. Check the website for specifics!

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