SPJST Lodge 88
The SPJST Lodge 88, 1435 Beall St., will host The Charlie Prausse Band, Big Band music, from 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Aug. 4. The cost is $16. Information: 713-869-5767, lodge88.org.
Clayton Library for Genealogical Research
The website Ancestry.com will be introduced, the Library Edition, available for use at all Houston Public Library locations. Learn to navigate the home page and find the records you need. Bring a laptop if you wish to follow along during class. The class will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 4. Class size is limited. Reservations required. Adults/teens. The library is located at 5300 Caroline St. Information: 832-393-2600.
HOUSTON IN THE CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT
The Heritage Society
Dumped and Forgotten Below the Milam Street Bridge: Houston in the Civil War exhibit will run through Aug. 4, at The Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby St. This multi-media exhibit educates visitors about Houston’s underappreciated role in the Civil War. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 6-18. THS members, active duty military and children 5 and under are free. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information:713-655-1912, www.heritagesociety.org.
MONTHLY WINE TASTING
This month, wines from California’s famous Napa and Sonoma Counties will be featured. A ticket includes four tastes of wine, paired with four of the season’s tastes from Chef Mark Schmidt. The cost is $35 if purchased by Aug. 7, and $40 Aug. 8. The tasting will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Information: 713-861-8666, www.rainbow-lodge.com.
FIRE MUSEUM OF TEXAS IN BEAUMONT
Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program
The fire museum of Texas is dedicated to preserving fire service history, and educating people about fire and life safety. Housed in the Beaumont Fire Department’s 1927 Central Fire Station, it was recognized as a historical landmark in 1983. Lunch will be available for purchase at Floyd’s Cajun Seafood and Steakhouse. A $2 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of the trip. Transportation is provided from Oaks Presbyterian Church, located at 1576 Chantilly Lane. The trip will be 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9. Information: www.hcp4.net/sap/events, 281-893-3726.
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 Anotine 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.