FREE GARDENING CLASS
Garden guru Dr. Joe Novak is a sought out horticulturist who lectures a class emphasizing the design and practice of community agriculture at Rice University. Come plant with Dr. Novak and take home a starter from this hands-on workshop while gaining key tips of successful gardening. The class will be from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 12, at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, 1635 N. Loop West. Free parking available in the South Tower. Space is limited, please register at www.memorialhermann.org/heights-community-garden/. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 832-910-8261.
AMPUTEE SUPPORT CIRCLE
The Amputee Support Circle meets the second Friday of every month from 1–2:30 p.m., with the next meeting Aug. 11. The meeting provides educational speakers, resources for amputee needs, and a conducive environment for amputees to meet others and share their experiences. Information: 832-304-3574 or 713-854-2504.
The Book Scene
Local author Elaine Parker Adams, will sign and discuss her book, Haiku Bouillabaisse and others. There will be food, fun and prizes. The event will be from 1-3 p.m., Aug. 12. The Book Scene is located at 1820 W. 43rd St. Information: 713-869-6117.
BACK TO SCHOOL ACNE CLINIC
B. Chandler Solutions
Just in time for back to school is Houston’s first ever free acne clinic to be held in four sessions – 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 12 and 19. The event will be at the Marriott Courtyard, 2504 North Loop 610 West, 77092. Topics covered are the Mayo Clinic report on the four causes of acne, acne medicine, treatments and cleansing, and acne solutions. The new book release “The Myths of Acne Treatments” will be featured along with demonstrations and samples. Call 281-787-3876, 855-XIT-LITE (948-5483), or email Barry@xitlite.com for reservations.
Waltrip High School
Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th St., is hosting a Goodwill Fundraiser from 8-11 a.m. Aug. 12, in the school parking lot. Please bring donations and the students will be available to move the items from your car to the Goodwill collection bins. Please help make the fundraiser a success and donate those no longer needed items.
Houston Dance Works
Moana and Princess Elena are swinging by Houston Dance Works’ Open House to help raise funds for the Playground for All Abilities at Oak Forest Park. Houston Dance Works will match 100% of the donations up to $500. Take a picture with these princesses for a $5 donation per person. The event is from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 16. HDW is located at 3500 E. TC Jester Blvd., Ste. G. Information: 713-956-4870, email@example.com.
American Legion Post 560
Come by the American Legion Post 560, 3720 Alba Rd., for a delicious steak dinner and entertainment, Aug. 18 (third Friday of each month). Steaks will be served from 6 p.m. until sold out. The cost is $15 per plate. Information: 713-682-9287, facebook.com/AmLegionPost560/, www.txlegion560.org.
HELPING A HERO VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Hyatt Regency Houston
The luncheon will be Aug. 21, at the Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana. Registration and silent auction will be 11 a.m., followed by the luncheon and awards program at noon. Table sponsorships available. Information: helpingahero.org.
ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING OPEN HOUSE
Lone Star College Victory Center
The Academy for Lifelong Learning Open House will be from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Lone Star College Victory Center, 4141 Victory Dr. Come meet the instructors and speakers, visit with fellow members, get catalogs and parking permits, and register for membership and classes. The Academy for Lifelong Learning provides free classes and social opportunities for senior adults (50+). Membership is just $20/year for this campus. Information: http://lonestar.edu, pamela.J.Gardner@Lonestar.edu, 281-810-5680.
American Legion Post 560
The Ladies Auxiliary Unit 560, 3720 Alba Road, will host their monthly Fish Fry and live entertainment Friday, Aug. 25 (fourth Friday of each month) from 6 p.m. until sold out. Information: 713-682-9287, facebook.com/AmLegionPost560/, txlegion560.org, www.txlegion560.org.
THE MAN IN THE LOCKET
“The Man in the Locket,” written by Kris Thompson is the winner of the Theatre Suburbia Meller Drammer Script Submission Contest. This meller drammer contains all the necessary elements for summertime fun, a chaste young heroine in danger of falling for the villain’s dastardly deeds, only to be saved by the dashing young hero. The Man in the Locket runs through Aug.26 with shows at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings and 3 p.m. on Sundays at Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Information: 713-682-3525, www.theatresuburbia.org.
GREATER HOUSTON STAMP SHOW
Humble Civic Center
The 70th Annual Greater Houston Stamp Show will be held Sept. 15-17, at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway (77338). The show will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The event features free admission and parking, 30+ dealers, 1,200+ pages of exhibits, beginner’s booth, door prizes, and meetings/presentations/U.S. Post Office sales. Information: www.houstonstampclub.org/HoustonStampShow.html.
MELANOMA WALK/FUN RUN
MD Anderson Cancer Center
The 10th Annual AIM for the Cure Melanoma Walk and Fun Run 5K will be held at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mays Clinic – 1180 Pressler St., Sept. 23. Registration/sign-in is 6 p.m., The Check Points perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by the opening ceremony, and 8 p.m. is the walk/run. Register online at: www:AIMatMelanoma.org. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-745-1804.