BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Eisenhower High School
Mark your calendars! Constable Alan Rosen’s Back to School Bash will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 11. Come out to Eisenhower High School, 7922 Antoine Dr., for the Basketball Tournament, school supplies, health screenings, and fair. Onsite registration is 8:30-9:30 a.m. the day of the event. To register for the tournament and school supplies call Community Outreach Director Erica Davis at 713-755-3372 or email her at email@example.com.
MARY POPPINS JR.
Escape the summer heat at HITS with a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious version of “Mary Poppins Jr.” There are four shows Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. daily. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. This is the Rising Stars Cast, local students in grades 7-12. Call or visit the website to purchase tickets. Information: 713-861-7408, www.hitstheatre.org.
GALVESTON BAY REPORT CARD
Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Come out for the release of the 2018 Galveston Bay Report Card and an insightful presentation on the overall health of Galveston Bay followed by an opportunity for a guided boat tour of Buffalo Bayou. The presentation will be Aug. 15 and begins with the press conference at 9:30 a.m., followed by the first boat tour at 10:30 a.m. and second boat tour at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided. The Buffalo Bayou Partnership is located at 1019 Commerce St. 77002. Information: www.galvbaygrade.org.
MYSTERY LUNCH THEATRE
Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program
Head to the Big Stone Lodge where mystery and mayhem begins at 10:20 a.m. Aug. 15. A crime takes place and everyone has a choice. The choice of just staying seated and solving the crime or taking on a role in the mystery play. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering salad, chicken spaghetti, garlic bread, desert, and iced tea. Lunch is included in the ticket cost. A $20 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost. Transportation is provided at Oaks Presbyterian Church, 1576 Chantilly Lane. Information: www.hcp4.net/sap/events, 281-893-3726.
ART & COCKTAILS AT LAUNCH
Jan M. Stephenson
Jan M. Stephenson Designs will be the featured Launch artist for this month. Come by for art and cocktails from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 16, at Launch, located in the Avenida Houston District, 701 Avenida de Las Americas in the Partnership Tower. Garage parking is $6 and will be validated with a purchase. Garage entrance on Rusk St. Information: 281-615-0219.
THE CHICKEN RANCH
The Heritage Society Tea Room
Guest speaker, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, will deliver a revelatory view of the Chicken Ranch that illuminates the truth and lies that surround this iconic brothel. Thanks to the classic Dolly Parton film, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” and ZZ Top’s ode “La Grange”, many people think they know the story of the infamous ranch. The presentation will be from noon-1 p.m. Aug. 16. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. Guests may bring a lunch or purchase one for $12. The Heritage Society Museum is located at 1100 Bagby St. Information: 713-655-1912, ext. 103, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLAYTON LIBRARY ORIENTATION
Clayton Library for Genealogical Research
In Clayton Library’s monthly orientation, the process of research and discovery in the beginning steps of a family history project will be covered. Following the introduction, come examine the resources available. The orientation will be from 10:15-11:30 a.m. Aug. 18. Reservations required. The library is located at 5300 Caroline St. Information: 832-393-2600.
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Neuropathy Alliance of Texas
The Neuropathy Alliance of Texas Houston support group meeting will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 25, at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Dr., Room D100, Ground Floor. The topic is Integrative Medicine for Neuropathy, with guest speaker Bing You, Integrative M.D. and Director of weMED Wellness Center. Information: 512-553-9130, email@example.com, https://neuropathyalliancetx.org.
Theatre Suburbia presents She Was Only Marginally Modest or Have You No Shame, an Old Fashioned Summer Mellerdramer, by Vern Harden. Set in the dilapidated Dead Moose Lodge, this show is just choc full of puns, alliterations, and just plain old made up stuff. Fun entertainment for all ages. The show runs through Aug. 25, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., at Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West. Call or visit website for tickets and reservations.
Information: 713-682-3525, www.theatresuburbia.org.
Lone Star College
The Academy for Lifelong Learning will hold an open house from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 28, at the Lone Star College Victory Center, 4141 Victory Dr.; and from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 30, at the Lone Star College North Harris campus located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Dr. Information: 281-765-7947, www.lonestar.edu/all.htm.
HITS THEATRE FUNDRAISER
Support arts education and join HITS Theatre at Boheme, 307 Fairview St. (77006) from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 30. Cultured Cocktails at Boheme will donate 10% of all drink sales will directly benefit HITS. Cultured Cocktails takes place every Thursday and benefits a different artist or arts organization. Since its inception in 2008, the program has raised over $100,000 for local artists and art organizations. Information: www.hitstheatre.org, 713-861-7408.
WHITE OAK POOL OPEN
White Oak Conference Center
The White Oak Pool, located at White Oak Conference Center, 7603 Antoine Dr., is now open. Daily swim passes and pool memberships are available for local residents who are looking for a fun, relaxing escape from the Houston heat this summer. The 2018 swim season will run through Sept. 3, 1-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Information: whiteoakconferencecenter.com, 713-895-8021.
YOGA WITH CATS
El Gato Coffee House
Find serenity meow and get a double dose of relaxation therapy with yoga and cats at El Gato Coffee House, 508 Pecore St. Connect with cats and fellow yogis in a playful yoga setting. This is an all levels class where beginners are welcome. Yoga classes are 45 minutes and include additional 30 minutes of play time with the cats. Classes are at 9 a.m. every Saturday, and 5:45 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $20 for adults and $18 for students. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 832-968-3006.
CATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS
El Gato Coffee House
Join us for a lazy Caturday Morning watching the best cat cartoons from the ‘90s. Whether you want to stroll down memory lane back to a simple time when Saturday morning cat cartoons defined your weekend or you want to introduce your kiddo to old school cartoons, you’ll be starting your day off right. El Gato Coffee House is located at 508 Pecore St. Cartoons are shown from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday. The cost for an adult pass is $12/hour, student pass is $10/hour (with school ID), and a child pass is $8/hour (5-17 years). Information: email@example.com, 832-968-3006.
LEGALLINE: FREE LEGAL ADVICE
Houston Bar Association
The Houston Bar Association offers free legal advice over the phone through LegalLine from 5-9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month. Consejos Legales for Spanish speakers is the first Thursday of every month from 6-8 p.m. Information: 713-759-1133, www.hba.org.