Heritage Republican Women
Judge Katherine Cabaniss, 248th Criminal district court will be this month’s guest speaker. She was Executive Director of Crime Stoppers, former presecutor, and writes “Living Safe” column for Houston Community Newspapers. The meeting will be held at Candlelight Church of Christ, 4215 Watonga, at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 1. Light refreshments will be served. Men are also welcome to attend. The meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. Information: 713-688-3256, 713-682-0496.
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.
COUNTRY BREAKFASTS WITH DR. RED DUKE
Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters
Dr. Bryant Boutwell returns to the Houston Assembly of Delphians’ Speaker Series with a sneak peek at his new biography on the life of Dr. Red Duke, scheduled for release this summer. This event will be held at the West University Community Center, 6104 Auden St., from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 3, and is open to the community. Boutwell has recently retired as Distinguished Teaching Professor from the McGovern Medical School, where he served the institutions of Houston’s Texas Medical Center for four decades. Information: 713-468-3749.
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 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.
AARP MONTHLY MEETING
AARP Chapter 1265
On Dec. 4, the new officers and committee chairpersons for 2018 was installed by Houston City Council Member at Large 4, Amanda Edwards. Elected officers are Georgia Lewis President, Terrell Holiday Vice President, and Helen Jones Treasurer. The monthly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Feb. 5, in the community room at 1520 Candlelight Ln. The special guest Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan. His topic will be “Introducing the County Attorney’s Office.” The meeting is open to anyone 50 or older, and will be preceded by a meet-and-greet at 9:30 a.m. Georgia Lewis is president. Information: 832-654-4744.
RANCH TO RUNWAY
Texas Coastal CattleWomen
The Texas Coastal CattleWomen Ranch to Runway Style Show and Luncheon will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6, at the BraeBurn Country Club, 8101 Bissonnett 77074. There will be shopping, silent auction, style show, lunch and cash bar. Proceeds benefit scholarships for Texas Youth. Tickets can be purchased by e-mail at jacqui.davie@LFG.com or by mail to: TCCW, 508 Ironwood Forest Dr., Richmond, TX 77469. Information: 713-552-7966.
AARP TAX AIDE
AARP tax-aide volunteers will provide free income tax assistance for low- and middle-income individuals at Mangum-Howell Center, Doss Park at 2500 Frick Road, 77038. Each appointment lasts approximately 45 minutes. Participants must bring their 2016 tax returns and 2017 tax documents to the Center. Please remove documents from envelopes and organize them prior to the appointment. Tax Aide is available Feb. 6 through April 17 Tuesdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wednesdays noon-4 p.m. Information: 281-591-7830, www.hcp4.net/community/communitycenters.
FIGHT MEDICARE FRAUD
Better Business Bureau Education Foundation
Jennifer Salazar, Texas SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) Director, a program offered by the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation is holding free training from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 7. This class is for individuals 55 and older who are interested in learning how they can join the fight against Medicare Fraud by becoming a volunteer with the SMP Program. The training will be held at the Mangum Howell Center, 2500 Frick Road, 77038. Lunch is included. For reservations or questions, call MaryAnn Kelley at 713-595-8195.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Eisenhower High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America member Kimberly Hernandez has partnered with Eisenhower graduate Courtney Hicks Brown and the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to host a Community Blood Drive at 8808 Antoine, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 8. To schedule an appointment, visit www.giveblood.org and Digital Donor or call 281-381-7664.
CRAWFISH FESTIVAL PARADE REGISTRATION
Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce
The third annual Crawfish Parade needs you to come celebrate Hurricane Harvey’s Heroes. The Grand Marshal is Jim “Mattress Mack” McInvale. Sign up today to join the cheerleaders, marching bands, zombies, roller derby girls, drill teams, and more. Last day to sign up is Feb 9. Information: Debbie@houstonhighwaycu.com
HAPPENINGS ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN WRITER’S GROUP
Adolf Hoepfl Garage
Have you written something you would like to see published? Have you written something you like to share with a small group of experienced writers? Join the writer’s group. All ages are welcome. Meetings are the first Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The next meeting will be Feb. 9. Meetings are in the Liberty Room of Adolf Hoepfl Garage, 4610 N. Shepherd Dr. For information and guidelines for reading your work, email Kathryn van der Pol at Kathryn@adolfhoepfl.com.
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/.
HEART-TO-HEART SENIOR LUNCHEON
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights
Come enjoy a heart-healthy lunch and hear from a panel of affiliated heart specialists from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 12. The luncheon will be at Memorial Hermann Greater-Heights, South Tower Classrooms, 1635 North Loop West.
Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters
The Scholarship Dinner and Auction for Houston Assembly of Delphian Chapters will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17, at the Jr. League of Houston. This evening benefits the Delphian Scholarship Foundation Fund, which awards scholarships to qualified students at the University of Houston and U of H Downtown.
WALTRIP RAM BAND FISH FRY
Waltrip High School
The Waltrip Ram Band is having the annual Fish Fry from 5-9 p.m. Feb. 23. Dinner will be served in the cafeteria. Various bands will perform throughout the evening. Dinner tickets are $10 and door prize tickets are $2. Dinner includes fish, tater tots, and salad. Information: www.waltripramband.org.