ANGIOSCREEN VASCULAR SCREENINGS
St. Joseph Medical Center
This life-saving screening service takes just 15 minutes and provides you with detailed information about your heart rhythm, neck and leg arteries, blood pressure, and fitness. The complete wellness package is $50. Screenings will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 17, in the mobile unit at St. Joseph Medical Center, 1917 Ashland St. Information: 713-969-5400.
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.
Reagan Masonic Lodge
Reagan Masonic Lodge, 1606 Heights Blvd., is having a Blood Drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. A breakfast brunch will be served to morning donors and hamburgers and fries served to the late donors. Information: 713-682-0487.
CLEAR THE SHELTERS
Houston Humane Society
The Houston Humane Society, 14700 Almeda Rd., will hold Clear the Shelters Adoption Specials from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. Fee waived adoptions on select pets all month in August. Chip special is $10. Information: www.houstonhumane.org.
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 Saturday, Aug. 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.
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.
ENERGY BUS WELCOME BACK
Katherine Smith Elementary
Teachers and staff will ride an actual school bus to neighborhood apartments and meet their students and will provide important back to school information and treats. The community outreach event will be 3 p.m. Aug. 22, at the school, 4802 Chrystell Ln. Information: 713-613-2542.
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.
BRAZILIAN DANCE SOCIAL
Brazilian Arts Foundation
The Brazilian Arts Foundation is pleased to announce and welcome the community to its next Brazilian Dance Social, from 7-10 p.m. Aug. 26, at 316 Pecore. Admission is $5, and free to current BAF students. BYOB and come to the Brazilian Arts Foundation for an evening of Samba de Gafieira and Forró. BAF instructors will provide lessons during the first hour, followed by the 10 p.m. dance social. Information: 713-832-3300, email@example.com, bit.ly/BAFdancesocial.
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 AND 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. There will be education and awareness information, sunscreen application demonstrations, massages, food vendors and children’s activities. Register online at: www:AIMatMelanoma.org by Sept. 1 to receive a free t-shirt. Wear anything that glows since this is an evening event. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-745-1804.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights
When you lose someone you love, you are left to pick up the pieces and try your best to go on. Having a strong support system can help you on your grief journey and be an important part of building a strong support system. Classes will be held Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through Sept. 26. The group meets in the South Tower Classrooms at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights, located at 1635 North Loop West. Information: 713-222-2273 (CARE).