Waltrip Ram Band
Due to HISD closing for the Astros parade, the barbecue dinner has been rescheduled for the same night as the winter concert, Dec. 15. The dinner is 5-9 p.m. and the concert is from 6-9 p.m. Tickets sold for the original night will be honored, plus tickets will be sold at the door. All band members have tickets to sell. Dinner is $10. The Winter concert is free. The band will be performing and fundraising Dec. 16, at Shipley’s Donuts from 9 p.m. to midnight. Shipley’s is graciously donating all sales for the band. Information: 713-545-0892.
Dance Heights, 1987 W. T.C. Jester, will hold a Country Social, Dec. 16. Intro 2 Step workshop with Linda Cook will be from 8:30 p.m., followed by the social from 9:30 p.m.-midnight. The cost for the workshop and social is $20, the social only is $10 (cash or credit). Show off your holiday attire. Liquor is BYOB. No coolers please. Information: 713-838-6148, www.facebook.com/danceheights.
VENA ASHLEY’S ART SHOW
State of the Art Show’s Founder and RockStar Gallery’s Curator, Vena Ashley’s Solo Art Show will be from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 16. The theme of the show is “a plane, a train, a bus, and a boat…” Come visit Paris, Italy, Amsterdam and Luxembourg through Vena’s lens. Rockstar Gallery is located at 5700 NW Central Dr. (77092). Information: 832-868-0242, facebook.com/events/737073769822540/
FREE INTRODUCTION TO MODERN SQUARE DANCING
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church
Healthy, social fun, square dancing is friendship set to music. Fairbees Square Dance Club welcomes the community to experience the fun and fellowship of Square Dancing at two free fun night events on Jan. 11, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., and Jan. 18, from 7- 8 p.m. No prior dance experience needed, no partner required, older children and teenagers welcome. Classes are held at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, in the fellowship hall, 12211 Memorial Dr. (77024). Park rear of church. Information: 713-957-2762, 281-495-2397.
ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
Lone Star College-Victory Center
The Academy for Lifelong Learning at Lone Star College-Victory Center, 4141 Victory Dr., will hold an Open House from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 25. The Academy for Lifelong Learning is a membership community that offers free and low-cost classes, events and activities for adults age 50 and older. Choose from technology, health and wellness, financial planning, community service projects, literary discussion groups, genealogy, arts and crafts and more. Information: 281-810-5680, www.lonestar.edu/all.htm.
GHACC ECONOMIC FORECAST LUNCHEON
Reserve a table and invite your clients to this valuable luncheon. Hear from one of the Nation’s leading economists about the economic outlook for Houston, our state, our nation and our world. Dr. Gilmer will discuss business, employment, interest rates, energy and real estate. The luncheon will be at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel, 3000 N. Loop West, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 25. To purchase tickets or to sponsor, call 713-861-6735 or heightschamber.org.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST/SILENT AUCTION
Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet
One of the community’s most popular traditions and annual gatherings returns for the 24th year when the Garden Oaks Montessori Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction serves up thousands of pancakes from 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the HISD magnet school, 901 Sue Barnett Dr. To underwrite a portion of the annual breakfast or to donate auction items, please contact Silent Auction Coordinator Mandy Leal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: 713-696-2930.