WILLIAM ARCHER GUEST SPEAKER
Heritage Republican Women
William Archer will be speaking on Estate Planning and Probate. The presentation will include: overview of the probate system, what to do when a loved one passes, what to consider in your estate plan, requirements to probate a will, and avoiding probate. The meeting will be held at Candlelight Church of Christ, 4215 Watonga, at 7 p.m. April 5. Light refreshments will be served. Men are also welcome to attend. Information: 713-682-0496.
MONTHLY HAPPY HOUR
Heights Young Professionals
Hop into Spring with Hyp! This month’s happy hour will be from 5-8 p.m. April 5, at Platypus Brewing, 1902 Washington Ave. Platypus Brewing will provide lite bites for all attendees. Wear pastel color to be entered to win a prize. The cost is $10 in advance through April 5, at 2 p.m. and $15 at the door. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-861-6735.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
Houston Assembly of Delphians
Houston Assembly of Delphians’ fourth season of Distinguished Speakers features Mary Covington, Program Director for the STAR (Success Through Addiction Recovery) Drug Court Program. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. April 7, at the West University Community Center, 6104 Auden St. Information: 713-468-3749.
Mark your calendars for some family fun! Come enjoy bounce houses, a vide game truck, a rock wall, face painting, a balloon artist and more. There will be two food trucks, Mingo’s Latin Kitchen and Uncle Louie G’s Italian Ices. The event will be April 7. Buy pre-sale tickets at www.DurhamPTA.org/shop.
8TH GRADE BARBECUE
Frank Black Middle School
The Frank Black Middle School eighth-graders will hold their third annual barbecue from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 7. Proceeds benefit the class for their end of year activities. Eat in (cafeteria) or drive thru is available. The cost $10 for a barbecue plate (includes BBQ chicken leg quarter, rice, BBQ beans, bread, condiments). $2 raffle tickets will be sold for a 40” flat screen TV. The school is located at 1575 Chantilly Ln. Information: 713-613-2505.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
St. Pius X High School
Theatre SPX and the SPX Fine Arts Department presents “The Wizard of Oz” April 12, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and at 2:30 p.m. April 15. General admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults. St. Pius X High School is located at 811 W. Donovan St. Information: email@example.com.
UNIFY STROKE DISCUSSION GROUP
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
UNIFY Stroke Discussion Group is open to all stroke patients, stroke survivors and caregivers. The meeting will be held from 3-4 p.m., April 12 (the 2nd Thursday of every month), in the South Tower, First Floor, Classroom C at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, 1635 North Loop West. Please register to attend this free event by calling 713-222-2273.
THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS
A family, a pregnancy, and a revealing pre-natal test. If your parents knew everything about you before you were born, would you be here? That is the question posed in Jonathan Tollin’s controversial dramedy, “The Twilight of the Golds.” The show opens April 13, and runs through May 12, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. (April 29 and May 6, only) at Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, and $13 for Sunday Matinees. Information: www.theatresuburbia.org, 713-682-3525.
Do some spring cleaning and help the Waltrip Ram Band too! The Roaring RamBand is hosting a rummage sale, Saturday from 7 a.m.-noon, April 14, at the school located at 1900 W. 34th St. Donated items can be dropped off at 7 a.m. If interested in renting a space, the cost is $25. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information. Band students will also be having a car wash and selling concessions. If you have a musical instrument collecting dust, there will be an instrument drive.
RUN THE GROVE 5K
West 11th Street Park
The Run the Grove 5K will begin and end at West 11th Street Park, located at 2400 West 11th St. in the heart of Timbergrove Manor. This year’s event will honor the memory of Dr. Lorraine Cherry and it is suggested to dress up as woodland creatures (both children and adults) as part of a tribute to her. The run will be April 14, and begins with registration at 7 a.m., followed by the 8 a.m. run. The kids fun run begins at 9 a.m. Information: www.tmnaonline.org/run-the-grove.
AARP TAX AIDE
AARP tax-aide volunteers will provide free income tax assistance for low- and middle-income individuals at Mangum-Howell Center, Doss Park at 2500 Frick Road, 77038. Each appointment lasts approximately 45 minutes. Participants must bring their 2016 tax returns and 2017 tax documents to the Center. Please remove documents from envelopes and organize them prior to the appointment. Tax Aide is available through April 17 Tuesdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wednesdays noon-4 p.m. Information: 281-591-7830, www.hcp4.net/community/communitycenters.
HOUSTON AIRPORT TURNS 90
Heritage Society Museum
The Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby St., will hold their Noon Lecture Series, The Houston Airport Turns 90 by Michael Bludworth. Incensed by being passed over for an Air Mail route, by Dallas of all places, the Houston business community worked together to produce a facility that could accommodate the mail. The discussion will take place from noon-1 p.m. April 19, in The Heritage Society Tea Room. The cost is free for members, and $5 for non-members. Guests may bring a lunch or purchase one for $10. Call 713-655-1912, ext. 103 for reservations or to reserve a box lunch.
HARVEY AFTERMATH UPDATE
Norhill Neighborhood Association
Join your neighbors to hear guest speaker Mark Collette, investigative reporter for the Houston Chronicle and co-writer of the seven–part series “Developing Storm”, at 6:30 p.m. April 24, at Proctor Plaza Community Center, 803 W. Temple. Collette will address the Norhill Neighborhood Association monthly general meeting and some of the big questions about Harvey. Neighboring communities of Norill are welcome. Information: facebook.com/pg/Norhill.org/posts/
EYE WITNESS TO WAR
Heritage Society Museum
The new exhibition in The Heritage Society Museum is A View from the Trenches: The Oberwetter World War I Collection will run through April 28. Images of war are powerful. Buildings crumbling, bridges blown to pieces, roads destroyed, and the men in uniform marching through it. These are the images photographed by a Texas man fighting in France during World War I. The museum is located at 1100 Bagby St. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission to the museum gallery is free. Information: www.heritagesociety.org, 713-655-1912.