Thursday, June 14, 2012

Heights Happenings: June 14- June 20, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 10 am: Make a Succulent Garden class at Buchanan’s
  • Container Garden Workshop lead by Paula Mabrey 
  • $10 fee for materials
  • Registration in advance required. Click here for more info and to register
  • Kickers BBQ food truck will be on hand Saturday as well. Kickers has just moved to Htown from Baton Rouge!

Saturday, June 16 & Sunday, June 17: Sale at Installations Antiques
  • I have posted this before but this is further markdowns, up to 50%, on archetectural antiques, tools, garden items, art and more
  • H-town StEATS will be set up in the courtyard with yumminess
  • 611 W 22nd

Saturday, June 16, 5:30pm- 7:30 pm: Celebrate Dad at Cavatore’s Happy Hour
  • Cavatore’s (kitschy, crazy) Italian restaurant is having a special Saturday Happy Hour in honor of Father’s Day
  • $5 drinks and appetizers
  • 2120 Ella
Family dining at Cavatore's

Tuesday, June 19, 4 pm- 7 pm: Organic Horticulture Benefits Alliance seminar "Beneficial Insects and Establishing Eco Friendly Landscapes"
  • This workshop explains how to prevent pest problems from getting started, how to attract beneficials, how to ID insects, and how to select spray products that are eco-friendly and effective.
  • Featured speaker Suzanne Wainwright-Evans is an Ornamental Entomologist specializing in integrated pest management.  Suzanne has been involved in the Green Industry for more than 18 years with a primary focus on biological control and using pesticides properly.  She is a graduate of the University of Florida with degrees in both Entomology and Environmental Horticulture. 
  • Ticket includes a delicious organic dinner and educational materials.
  • $65 per OHBA member and each employee
  • $80 per non-OHBA member.  Non-members are sincerely welcome.
  • 50 Waugh Dr, in the United Way bldg


Monday, June 25, 6:30 pm: Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar and Karbach Brewing Co. Beer Dinner

  • The Heights restaurant and it's primo beer brewery are teaming up to bring diners a fantastic family-style beer dinner.
  • Foodies will get 4 courses of "masterfully crafted offerings" from Chef Lance Fegen and Sous Chef Travis Lenig, accompanied by four of Brewmaster Eric Warner’s flavorful ales and lagers. 
  • Per person $47. Seating will be limited, so reserve your spot today by calling 713-802-0533 or emailing

Friday, June 29, Doors 7 pm: Kolanowski Studio Presents Emily Baker and Kira Small
  • Showtime 8 pm. Reservations are $20 per person
  • The studio will provide hors d'oeuvres, desserts and soft drinks. Please feel free to bring your beverage of choice should you like something else.  
  • Brighton, England based Emily Baker draws from the earthy inspirations of a long line of heritage songwriters such as Carole King. In 2009, Emily won the Arts Foundation songwriting award. The fellowship, presented to her by Annie Lennox, set her on the path to create her debut album, House of Cards.
  • 420 Harvard

Thursday, June 28 from 7pm - 10pm: 2nd annual Houston Web Awards 
  • Presented by Houston Press, these awards honor the “best of the web.” Local individuals, organizations and businesses will receive a Web Award for outstanding online and social efforts. 
  • Categories include best viral video, the funniest Twitter account, and best use of Facebook by a business, plus many more.  Yours truly was a 2011 Web Award recipient for Best Neighborhood Blog!
  • Complimentary drinks will be served. Light Bites provided by Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Eatsie Boys and MMM Cupcake food trucks, with larger portions available for purchase
  • Music by DJ Dave Wrangler. 
  • Tickets: $25, but use promo code: GURU to get $5 off tickets. Purchase tickets at

  • Overture still has room for 3-5 year olds in it’s Heights area summer camp. 
  • Overture spring and summer music camps* are a playful half-day of music for preschool children age 3 to 5, potty-trained only. Parents drop off and pick up; only kids in class.  Led by a GIML-certified music development specialist. 
  • Kids handle drums, xylophone, and piano, sing, enjoy multicultural listening experiences, get individualized rhythmic and melodic pattern instruction, make musical crafts, and enjoy creative movement lessons. Includes daily snack-time.  Low student-to-teacher ratio, 8:1.  Register here 

Family music classes offered by Crescendo Family Music
  • Crescendo offers Music Together cirriculum classes, which is “a beloved early childhood music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and the adults who love them.”
  • Classes are 45-minutes long and include songs, rhythms, movement, and instrument play. Classes are informal, non-performance-oriented activities and are developmentally appropriate for children and easy for caregivers and parents even with little or no musical ability.
  • Each semester families receive two professionally recorded CDs and a songbook as part of their tuition.
  • Class time is 9:15-10am.
  • Hosted at Nia Moves, 508 Pecore St. 
  • Tuition information and registration at

I also want to welcome Raising Cane’s to the area. 
  • While I normally don’t go out and support chain restaurants, the opening crew from RC’s has been getting out and engaging the community. Not only is the new location a member of the Heights Chamber of Commerce, they also reached out to Lutheran High North Community Center at 3427 Alba Road. The team worked hard painting the facility as a service to the youth and the community at large. They also hired almost a dozen new employees from Lutheran High. I will always support businesses who support the community, so welcome to them and best of luck!
Team members from the new Raising Cane's at 3007 Ella help revitalize 
the Lutheran High North community center

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