NATIVE AMERICAN ART SHOW
Rockstar Gallery owner Vena Ashley is 50 percent Native American, so she’s dedicating her show to The Riders in the Storm Solo Art Show, from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 25. Free admission. Rockstar Gallery is located at 5700 NW Central Dr. 77091. Information: 281-468-8032.
MOVIE AND CRAFTING WITH CATS
El Gato Coffeehouse
Join El Gato and Polydactyl in what is to be a fun evening of crafting at the Movies at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Polydactyl is teaching us to make Cat Nip Popcorn Toys while watching a movie on the big screen with cats. Adult Craft Passes are $37, Student Craft Passes (with valid college ID) $35, Kid Craft Passes (5-17 years) $32, must be over 5. Price includes all craft materials, instruction, and movie. El Gato Coffeehouse is located at 508 Pecore. Information: www.elgatocoffeehouse.com, 832-968-3006.
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.
PINOT AND PAW BYOB PAINTING CLASS
El Gato Coffeehouse
Spend a Friday night painting cats at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 31. All materials will be supplied and instructions provided. Just bring a bottle of wine. Leave the session with a piece of cat art you can proudly hang on the wall. Adult Craft Passes are $41, Student Craft Passes (with valid college ID) $39; and Kid Craft Passes (5-17 years) $37. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. El Gato Coffeehouse is located at 508 Pecore. Information: www.elgatocoffeehouse.com, 832-968-3006.
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.
CHRIS DANIEL TO SPEAK
Heritage Republican Women
District Clerk Chris Daniel will be guest speaker. His office staffs 76 courts with clerks, maintains records for those courts and directs jury service. The meeting will be held at Candlelight Church of Christ, 4215 Watonga, at 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Light refreshments will be served. Men are also welcome to attend. Information: 713-688-3256, 713-682-0496.
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Bring the grandchildren and participate in multigenerational activity stations created for sharing family stories and memories. No reservations required. Appropriate for all ages. The class will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 8. The libary is located at 5300 Caroline St. Information: 832-393-2600, www.houstonlibrary.org/clayton.
HOUSTON FEDERATION OF GARDEN CLUBS
The First Christian Church
Join members of The Houston Federation of Garden Clubs at their first meeting of the year at 10 a.m. Sept. 14, at The First Christian Church, 1601 Sunset Blvd. Jim Blackburn will speak on the topic of Neutralizing Our Individual Carbon Footprints. Blackburn is a professor at Rice University and an Environmental Lawyer. There will also be a plant sale. Entry is free and refreshments will be available. Information: Houstonfederationgardenclubs.org.
THE CEILING CAN’T HOLD US GALA
Friends For Life
Friends For Life announces ‘The Ceiling Can’t Hold Us’ annual gala, Friday, Oct. 12, at Silver Street Studios to celebrate 16 years of breaking through barriers to a better community. The gala will celebrate accomplishments with entertainment, silent auction, catering by chef David Cordúa, an open bar, Houston’s own ‘Maggie in the Mornings’ as emcee, and some very special VIP dogs. Information: friends4life.org/gala.
YOGA WITH CATS
El Gato Coffee House
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.
FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET
Eleanora’s Market, 2120 Ella Blvd., will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday. There will be local growers, makers, designers, artisans and food producers. Information: eleanorasmarket.com.
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.