Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Heights Happenings: May 16- May 22, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 5:30 pm- 7 pm: Happy Hour with the HHWC
  • Are you curious about the Houston Heights Womans Club? This is a great event to attend! No agenda or program, just mingling with members and guests. It’s a great way to meet people involved and find out more about the social events and community service projects the Club has coming up!
  • Shade Restaurant, 250 W 19th
  • RSVP on Facebook or email
Saturday, May 18, 5 pm- 7:30 pm: Spring Smores party for Woodland Heights residents
  • Live in the Woodland Heights? Bring the whole family to the Norhill Esplanade in the Woodland Heights for Hot Dogs and S'Mores Saturday evening
  • Roast a marshmallow, relax on your picnic blanket, talk with your neighbors
  • Sponsored by the Woodland Heights Civic Association
Sunday, May 19, 10 am- 4 pm: Historic Houston’s Salvage Warehouse open to public
  • Are you looking for materials for a home renovation or other project? Historic Houstob’s warehouse has all kinds of treasures from lost Houston buildings.
  • 4300 Harrisburg Blvd
  • Only cash or checks will be accepted
  • Become a member of HH! Download the application here
Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 pm- 7:45 pm: P.R.I.A. prospective parent meeting 
  • Does your child struggle with learning? Po'no Ragazzi International Academy believes they may be what you have been hoping to find. P.R.I.A. offers a unique range of educational learning experiences for students ages 11-16
  • All Saint’s Church, 215 E 10th, Learning Center Room 5
  • RSVP here
Wednesday, May 22, 7 pm- 9 pm: “Wines that jazz up fast food” at the Corkscrew
  • The Corkscrew offers this crazy tasting where they will be pairing tastings of wines with popular fast foods from Chipotle, Jack-N-The-Box, Panda Express, Subway, Taco Bell. Matching today's lifestyles with wines of today is the goal of this experimental wine tasting. Lead by Corkscrew owner and resident comedian Andrew Adams, the two hour tour through wine and fast food will include opportunities for Q&A, so bring a list of your favorite foods with you and let Andrew help you pair it with the perfect wine!
  • 3 pricing options:
  • $30 per person, register online
  • $15 per person for COOL card customer loyalty members, please call to reserve your space 713.230.8352
  • $35 per person for the May 22 tasting and a COOL card membership that includes ½ off food Wednesday nights, discounts on tastings, VIP table access Thursday-Saturday nights performances in the Piano Lounge and other surprises as they pop up on our Facebook page and newsletter. 
  • Please call to reserve your space. 713.230.8352 You can pick up your COOL customer loyalty card at The Corkscrew on the night of the event. You will also need to "Like" them on Facebook to see COOL card member specials.
  • Please register by Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at This event is capped at 50 people, first come, first served. In order to accurately accommodate enough food for all attendees tickets will not be sold at the door.  

Saturday May 25th, 11am- 4pm: First Baptist Church Heights (9th & Harvard) Benefit for the Hale family
  • First Baptist is hosting a benefit for Travis Dad and Woodland Heights' resident Jeff Hale, who suffered a massive stroke this past November. Lacking insurance and now a means of income, his family is facing financial challenges in additional to their emotional and his physical concerns.  Jeff and his wife Kari have lived in the Heights for many years, and their son is a 4th grader at Travis. It's one of those things that you never think could happen to such a young family.
  • The event will feature a Classic Car show with Live Music, Food, Vendors, Silent Auction, Games, Door Prizes.  
  • There's no fee to attend, and there are a number of ways you can help:
  • Donate items for the silent auction
  • Online donations can be made at If you have problems with the link, go to and search for Jeff Hale. Click on "Friends of Jeff Hale" to donate.
  • Volunteer to help
  • Enter a classic car for $25 (they have just a few spaces left!)
  • Attend the event (admission is free!) and make purchases.  Sounds like it will be  fun event!
  • If you have any questions or would like to donated a silent auction item or even volunteer, contact Vicky Bettis at 713.397-9336.

Registration is now available for one of Houston’s most popular small runs—the Houston Heights Association’s 28th Heights Fun Run, to be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013. 
  • The fast out-and-back 5K course is held on the beautifully scenic and historic Heights Boulevard. The race starts and ends at Marmion Park and includes a 5K Fun Run, a 5K Walk, and a Kids 1K.
  •  The 5K course is certified, and disposable Chip Timing will be conducted by Run Wild Sports Timing. Each entrant receives a 100% cotton commemorative t-shirt. The 5K Fun Run starts at 7:30 a.m., the 5K Walk starts at 7:35 a.m., and the Kids 1K starts at 8:30 a.m. Each kid participating in the 1K receives an award.
  •  The Post-Race Party begins at 8:00 a.m. at Marmion Park, and the Awards Ceremony starts at 9:00 a.m. There will be entertainment, door prizes and refreshments, including tacos, fresh fruit, bagels, water, coffee and more!
  • To register online for the Heights Fun Run, visit the Fun Run page at Online registration is available through May 31 at 8:00 p.m. Registration is also available at Luke's Locker on May 30-31 or at Marmion Park on race day.
  • The fee for the Fun Run and Walk is $25 until May 28, and $30 May 29th and after. The Kids 1K is $15 until May 28, and $20 on May 29th and after. Credit cards are accepted.
  •  Packet pick-up will be at Luke’s Locker at 1953 West Gray on May 30-31. Packets will also be available at Marmion Park, 18th Street and Heights Boulevard, from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. on race day. 
  • For more information, call the Houston Heights Association at 713.861.4002, extension 4, or email
For those of you who live in Woodland Heights, it’s time to renew your annual membership in the Woodland Heights Civic Association.  

The Sunset Heights and East Sunset Heights need Citizen Patrol Volunteers!
  • The neighborhoods have had a citizen patrol group for the last four years.  They are now recruiting new residents to help with the citizens on patrol.  Volunteers just need to attend a short training session with the Houston Police Department.  
  • Patrols are done from your car.  Your coming and goings in your car can count as patrol hours.  Each patrol volunteers does just a few hours a month.  
  • If you are interested in participating then please contact Buster Pendley  


Friday, May 17, 6-9pm: Food Revolution Day Houston
  • Everyone is welcome to Food Revolution Day of Houston at The Last Organic Outpost Emile St Research Farm. It's a community potluck to get people all over the world talking about real food and food education with family and friends, in schools and at work and within the wider community. 
  • Bring a dish to share, a blanket and eating utensils. There will be local chefs on hand at the kids cooking station! 
  • This event is FREE.
  • 711 N. Emile Street, Houston, TX 77020

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