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. The Academy for Lifelong Learning provides free classes and social opportunities for senior adults (50+). Members may choose classes in a variety of fields including technology, health fitness and nutrition, financial planning, culinary arts, literary discussion, genealogy and foreign languages, along with trips and tours throughout the year. Membership is just $20/year for this campus. Information: LoneStar.edu, 281-765-7947.
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 Book Scene
Local author and Speaker Kim Garcia will discuss and sign her book Tolerance, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. There will be food, fun and prizes. The Book Scene is located at 1820 W. 43rd St. Information: 713-869-6117.
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
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).
Houston Happy Hikers
Come out and participate in this non-competitive, non-timed walk through Buffalo Bayou Park. Families are encouraged to participate. Everyone participating must register and carry a Start Card and turn it in at the finish. Event will be held regardless of weather conditions. The walk will begin at Fonde Recreation Center, 110 Sabine St. The walk will be from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 30. The fee is $3. There is no pre-registration. Information: 979-478-6203, houstonhappyhikers.com.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Odd Fellows Lodge #225
The Houston Heights Odd Fellows Lodge #225 is hosting its second National Night Out celebration, from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3. Neighbors are invited to come to the lodge, located at 115 E. 14th St. Bring the kids to this family event. There will be hotdogs and refreshments, free fingerprinting and child ID kits, HFD staff and firetruck, art cars, moonwalk and horseshoes for adults. Information: email@example.com, facebook.com/OddFellowsLodge225.