Friday, May 4, 2012

Heights Happenings: May 4- May 9, 2012

Well, the week kind of got away from me but there are still a couple things worth highlighting:

Friday, May 4, 6 pm- 8:30 pm: Heights Beatniks presents their May art exhibit: by Children
  • Beatniks is so happy to present Kipling Street Academy's 'Farm Room' class art
  • These “students,” ages 3- 4 years, let loose on their art supplies and made something special for their friends and art admirers in the Heights.
  • Please join Beatniks to kick off the summer properly; wild and free! “Bring yourself, bring your kids, bring other people's kids, just bring it!”
  • Meredith Schaffer will be also be selling at Beatniks 6-8pm. Her pieces are made from resin and tangrams, as well as sapphires, rubies, silver, and gold. There will be something for every mood and budget. Meredith is deeply inspired by color interactions, metaphysical stone properties, raw materials, art movements, and a vast array of decorative arts.
  • Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
  • 709 E. 11th St. Parking is available in driveway, in front area of shop, on side streets: Beverly, 10 1/2 st, and 11 1/2st.
Saturday, May 5, 11 am- 6 pm : First Saturday Arts Market- Last daytime show of the season
  • 11:30- WindSync will start the music for the day.
  • 3 pm: Kenneth Scott Peters, aka “Houston's Soul Rocker,” plays
  • St. John's Fire and Heights’ own Porch Swing Desserts will have food trucks on site
  • This month’s featured artist is Eugene Hughes of Kingwood. Eugene is currently the media darling of north Houston, read more about him in the Kingwood Observer! Eugene also shows his work at Watson Huff Galleries in Kingwood. 
  • Starting June 2, FSAM returns to summer schedule, with evening shows 6-10pm to beat the heat. 
Saturday, May 5, 7 pm- 10 pm: HEIGHTS: Behind the Lens
  • Amy Taylor and Kevin Chenevert, along with First Saturday Arts Market, invite you to join them for a special evening celebrating the Heights. 
  • As photographers, Amy and Kevin “are always trying to find inspiration. Living in the Heights and being part of the community; how could you not be inspired to photograph the Heights? It's beauty, history and community loyalty can be seen in everywhere.”
  • For this show, the photographers used traditional film cameras and their own darkroom to bring the “beauty and individualism of the Heights alive.”
  • This will be Kevins first show as an up and coming artist
  • Hosted by Carter and Cooley, 375 W 19th. Complimentary food and drinks.
Saturday, May 5: Look for bras and boxers on 19th St!
  • Curves in the Heights is a team sponsor for the Relay for Life being held on May 18 at St. Pius High School.  In order to promote awareness, Curves will be hanging Bras and Boxers up and down 19th street on Saturday.
  • There will be food, fun and awareness going on with a local band, First Tuesday. Healthy meals from Real Meals 365 will be on hand. There will also be raffles and promotions, all to promote cancer awareness, healthy living, and to raise money for the Curves Relay for Life team.  
  • Sponsors include: Curves in the Heights, Real Meals 365, Batterton Chiropractic Clinic, Mary Kay Cosmetics- Flora Perez, The Trunk gifts, First Tuesday 
Sunday, May 6: Houston Lemonade Day
  • “The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.”
  • Lemonade Day is super fun “experiential learning program,” aiming to teach children how to start, own and operate their own business, in this case a lemonade stand. It in Houston in 2007 and participation is over 50,000 kids in our city.
  • There are going to be several stands around the Heights area. If you see one, stop and buy. Support our homegrown businesses. They all start somewhere!
  • If you have a specific one you’d like to promote, please leave it in the comments section!
Saturday, May 5 & Sunday, May 6, 10 am- 6 pm: Wine and Cheese Festival at Spec’s
  • Enjoy tastings from a vast array of wines, beers, and cheeses. The event will showcase over 150 cheeses from around the world.
  • Specs Midtown, 2410 Smith St
  • For more information, call 832-660-0250.
Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, noon- 5 pm: 2nd annual Haute Wheels Houston
  • This two-day festival features over 20 local food truck vendors, a wine and beer garden, live music and more. All food trucks sell seperately
  • Tickets $16 and include a $5 beverage voucher. 
  • Location: Houston Community College's Southwest (West Loop) campus.
May 21- all week: "Critical Mass Mulching!" at Garden Oaks Elementary School
  • Mr Coppes, Garden Oaks Elementary School's environmental sciences teacher, is hosting a muclching event to keep the grounds in good shape during the hot Houston summer.
  • Help support these efforts to keep the school happy. Simply rop your leaves and yard clippings to GOES the week of May 21st!
  • 901 Sue Barnett in GO
Anyone interested in owning their own business on 19th Street? 
  • The owner of Young at Art, Paint Your Own Pottery Studio is selling, almost giving away the business ($25,000, OBO) to someone who will love it as much as she does. The business has been open for 5 years and she is selling everything including the name. Email if you have any interest and more want more details:
If you live in Woodland Heights, it’s time to renew your Constable Program membership
  • Benefits the Constable Program provides to members: vacation watches, security checks, and the ability to call the Constable dispatch office 24/7.  You can list the Constable's number with your alarm company if your alarm is triggered
  • New this year- the addition of yard signs showing homes which are a Constable Program members.
  • Costs for the program are the same as last year--$315 if you pay by check or $325 for PayPal, which includes $10 is a processing fee.  If every current member of the program could get one new member to join, the neighborhood might be able to add another patrol shift.
  • More info, contact: Casey Ballard, VP - Security, Woodland Heights Civic Association,
Mark your calendar: August 4, 2012, White Linen Night in the Heights!
Wondering what food trucks are going to be hanging out at Buchanan’s Native Plants this weekend?


  1. Come on down this Sunday @ noon to Kaboom Books(3116 Houston Ave) to Jack & Callie's Lemonade Stand!! Homemade Organic Lemonade made with Fair Trade Sugar or Local Honey....$0.75 a cup!

  2. The only criticism I have is that you did the reno and then sold the house! Devastated! I was so looking forward to reading about meals and events that you would have in the new space. I am very envious of the kitchen that you beautifully designed. I often think that if I had a kitchen like that I'd enjoy cooking a little bit more.
    But I suppose the best thing is we get to experience it all again with the new (old) kitchen! Can't wait!

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