Samples at We Olive 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17 We Olive & Wine Bar – 249 W. 19th St. Suite B If you’re looking to skip the green beer this St. Patty’s day come out to We Olive & Wine Bar for delicious samples. They’re offering up a taste of fresh extra virgin olive oil from their newest harvest. The samples of the new harvest will be served all day over fresh, creamy mozzarella with sea salt. The simple favors of the EVOO, mozzarella and flaky sea salt are sure to be delightful. A day of mindfulness 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17 Studio NiaMoves – 508 Pecore St. End the week by deepening your mindfulness and practice a sense of presence from moment to moment in this silent retreat format. This is perfect for both experienced meditators and intrigued … [Read more...] about Entertainment Calendar – March 17
NOONTIME LECTURE The Heritage Society Tea Room Noontime Lecture is back at The Heritage Society Tea Room, 1100 Bagby St., from noon-1 p.m. March 15. JR Gonzales, master of the Bayou City History domain at the Houston Chronicle, will share rarely seen photos from the image archives at the Chronicle and the old Houston Post. They will include stories large and small about a random and wide variety of people and places from our city’s past. The cost is free for members, $5 for non-members. Guests may bring a lunch or purchase one for $10. Information: 713-655-1912, ext. 101, heritagesociety.org. EVENTS FOR MARCH American Legion Post 560 The American Legion Post 560, 3720 Alba Rd., will be hosting upcoming events in March. Sons of the American Legion will hold their Steak Night at 6 … [Read more...] about Calendar of Events – March 17
Upcoming activities at Garden Oaks Baptist “Let’s Get Crafty” is scheduled at Garden Oaks Baptist Church at 1-3:30 p.m. March 17. Come and learn/participate in making Macrame. No materials are needed. The youth and guests are invited to attend “Friday Night Live” from 7-10 p.m. March 16. This is an event for those in grades 6 through 12. It will take place in the youth area known as “The Vineyard” and will consist of fun, games, fellowship and snacks. The church is located at 3206 N. Shepherd. For information call 713-864-4447. Kartoberfest at St. James The community is welcome to come to St. James Church, 1602 W. 43rd St., and see exotic cars, Model A’s and Porsches from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 17. Buy a $10 raffle ticket to win a 2002 Jaguar XK8 convertible and other prizes. … [Read more...] about News from the Pews – March 17
Although brunch is often thought to be a weekend activity, thankfully with a place like Snooze in the neighborhood, which is open for brunch daily, your breakfast/lunch options just improved dramatically. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, henceforth simply known as Snooze, opened their first store in Denver, Colorado in 2006. I know what you are thinking, Denver is already famous for its omelet, but Snooze does much more than just omelets. The Heights location, which is the company’s fourth Houston location, opened for business January 24. Snooze as a company strives to source locally and has noteworthy programs of partnering directly with Central American coffee farmers. Since I was able to research Snooze on a Saturday morning with the other C. Davis’s on a family brunch date, we were able to … [Read more...] about First taste: Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
In 2016, Richard Carranza’s comically short tenure as Houston ISD’s superintendent began with a great deal of so-called “listening.” Just prior to Carranza’s selection, trustees held “listening sessions” to hear from constituents about the qualities desired in the district’s next leader. The search consultants ultimately used words like “community-focused,” “financially and politically savvy” and “transparent communicator” to describe the type of person people desired to lead HISD. During the search process, I had asked several trustees when they planned to write a new vision for the district. After all, the current vision document was authored decades ago and prior to the hiring of the last several superintendents. Furthermore, the then-new board, ushered in with the election … [Read more...] about Will HISD finally find a new vision?