UGLY SWEATER PARTY
Heights Young Professionals
Join the Heights Young Professionals for their Ugly Sweater Party at Karbach Brewery, 2032 Karbach St., from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 30, for the young and the young at heart. The cost is $15 at the door, and free for Heights Chamber members. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-861-6735.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Come to Merle Norman’s Open House, 4216 Ella Blvd., and preview the new winter color collection. The entire store will be 20 percent off and there will be refreshments and drawings for a Lampe Berger, a Chamilia Bracelet and a beautiful cosmetic bag with goodies. The event will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 1; and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2. Information: 713-686-5993, merlenorman.com.
HOLIDAY ON 19TH STREET
Join us for our annual Holiday celebration! Your Holiday on 19th Street experience will include roaming Christmas carollers, in store festivities, cocktails, and real snow! The event will be on 19th Street between Shepherd and Yale and will be from 6-10 p.m. Dec. 1. Information: facebook.com/events/1135617439905616/
The Book Scene
Local author Laura Elvebak will sign and discuss her new book, The Past Never Dies, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. There will be food, fun and prizes. The Book Scene is located at 1820 W. 43rd St. Information: 713-869-6117.
HEIGHTS HOLIDAY MARKET
Come out to the 13th annual Heights Holiday Market at 935 Harvard St., 11 a.m. Dec. 2. Heights area artists and crafts people come together to sell their wares at this annual market. Information: facebook.com/events/810639069100283/
MEET SANTA AND HIS ELVES
Houston Heights Woman’s Club
Skip the lines at the mall and bring your wish list and camera for a photo opportunity with Santa. All are welcome to this free, holiday event; invite family, friends, and neighbors. There will be a hot chocolate bar, tasty goodies and fun crafting activities for the kids. The festivities will be from 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 2, at the historic clubhouse located at 1846 Harvard. Information: email@example.com.
A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS
Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West, presents Norm Foster’s delightful holiday romp, A Snow White Christmas. The show will run through Dec. 2 Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $16 adults, $13 students and seniors, and $13 Sunday matinees. Information: 713-682-3525, www.theatresuburbia.org.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
The Oak Forest Homeowners Association will hold Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 2, at the Candlelight Community Center, 1520 Candlelight Ln. Breakfast will be from 9-11 a.m., and photos with Santa will be from 9 a.m.-noon. A professional photographer will be onsite to capture those magical moments with Santa. Information: www.myoakforest.org, 713-688-6342.
AARP MONTHLY MEETING
AARP Chapter 1265
The monthly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Dec. 4, in the community room at 1520 Candlelight Ln. The meeting is open to anyone 50 or older, and will be preceded by a meet-and-greet at 9:30 a.m. This month will be a Christmas gathering wishing everyone peace and love for the holiday from AARP Chapter 1265. Georgia Lewis is president. Information: 713-681-1133.
Dance Heights, 1987 West T.C. Jester, will hold a beginner workshop by Eduardo and Tami from 9-10 p.m. followed by the social from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 9. The cost for the workshop and social is $20, social only is $10. BYOB, no coolers allowed. Come dressed in your sexiest Santa or Elf outfit or ugliest holiday sweater for the Christmas outfit contest. Name will be entered into a drawing to win free entrance to the New Year’s Eve Salsa Social. Information: 832-896-7777, www.facebook.com/danceheights.
WALTRIP BARBECUE AND CONCERT
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.
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.