SPJST Lodge 88
The SPJST Lodge 88, 1435 Beall St., will have a New Year’s Eve dance featuring the band Driftwood, Country Western music, from 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31. The cost is $35 per person. Reservations are suggested, but not required. Reservations held only 30 minutes past start of dance. Information: 713-869-5767, lodge88.org.
THE COUNTRY HOUSE
Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West, presents the regional premiere of Donald Margulies’ The Country House, a piercing look at a family of performers coming to terms with the roles they play in each other’s lives. The show opens Jan. 5, and runs through Feb. 3, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays, at 3 p.m. (January 21 and 28, only). Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $16 adults, $13 students and seniors, and $13 Sunday matinees. Information: theatresuburbia.org, 713-682-3525.
ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING
Lone Star College-North Harris
Lone Star College-North Harris, Community Education Building, located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Dr., will hold a Open House from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 18. Meet the instructors, visit with other members, get a new catalog and parking permits and register for membership and classes. The Academy for Lifelong Learning provides free classes and social opportunities for senior adults 50 and older. Membership is just $20/year for LSC-North Harris and LSC-Victory Center. Information: 281-765-7947, lonestar.edu/all.
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.
CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES CONFERENCE AND RESOURCE FAIR
Family to Family Network
Save the date. The Success for Children with Disabilities 13th Annual Conference and Resource Fair, hosted by Family to Family Network and Region 4, will be held Jan. 27, at Houston Community College Northwest – Spring Branch Campus, 1010 Sam Houston Pkwy. The conference is 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and the resource fair is from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration opens Jan. 2. Information: familytofamilynetwork.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.
Winter Street Studios
The Center for Success and Independence, a non-profit founded by long-time Heights residents, Dr. Marylou Erbland and Robert Woods, is hosting the annual gala, Bejeweled 2018, Feb. 10. The proceeds from the gala will fund scholarships for teens and their families who are unable to afford treatment at the Center. The gala will be 7 p.m. Feb. 10, at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street. Tickets are $100. Sponsorships are available. Information: http://tcsi.org/donate/bejeweled-2018/.
YOGA WITH CATS
El Gato Coffee House
Find serenity meow and 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: email@example.com, 832-968-3006.
CATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS
El Gato Coffee House
Join us for a lazy Caturday Morning watching the best cat cartoons from the ‘90s. Whether you want to stroll down memory lane back to a simple time when Saturday morning cat cartoons defined your weekend or you want to introduce your kiddo to old school cartoons, you’ll be starting your day off right. El Gato Coffee House is located at 508 Pecore St. Cartoons are shown from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday. The cost for an adult pass is $12/hour, student pass is $10/hour (with school ID), and a child pass is $8/hour (5-17 years). Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 832-968-3006.
THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO
SPJST Lodge 88
Bingo at SPJST Lodge 88, 1435 Beall St., is held every Thursday night (unless otherwise noted, or announced). Bingo pads are $5 each. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Early bird special starts at 7 p.m. with regular bingo games beginning at 7:30 p.m. Information: 713-869-5767, lodge88.org.
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.