FIRST SATURDAY ARTS MARKET
530 W. 19th St.
First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights is Houston’s longest running outdoor monthly fine art event. Boasting close to 50 artists each month, the market is best described as a small-scale version of a large juried art festival and features food trucks, local singer/songwriters, beer and wine. The market is from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 5, and showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items. Information: 832-273-4798, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORIGINS OF MOTHER’S DAY
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Come explore the history of the creation of Mother’s Day with staff member Melissa Hayes from 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 5. Learn about the mother who inspired the holiday and the daughter behind its creation. Reservations are required. Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research is located at 5300 Caroline. Information: 832-393-2600, www.houstonlibrary.org.
CINCO DE MAYO BINGO
Waltrip Ram Band Booster Club
Waltrip Ram Band Booster Club is hosting Cinco de Mayo Bingo at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th St. There will be food, music and prizes. Information: waltripramband.org.
AARP MONTHLY MEETING
AARP Chapter 1265
The monthly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., May 7, in the community room at 1520 Candlelight Ln. The special guest is The Sunshine Band with Audrey. The meeting is open to anyone 50 or older, and will be preceded by a meet-and-greet at 9:30 a.m. There will be no meetings for June through August. Next meeting will be Sept. 10. Georgia Lewis is president. Information: 832-654-4744.
THE TWILIGHT OF THE GOLDS
A family, a pregnancy, and a revealing pre-natal test. If your parents knew everything about you before you were born, would you be here? That is the question posed in Jonathan Tollin’s controversial dramedy, “The Twilight of the Golds.” The show runs through May 12, with Friday and Saturday performances at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. (May 6, only) at Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for students and seniors, and $13 for Sunday Matinees. Information: www.theatresuburbia.org, 713-682-3525.
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Celebrate Daylilies – Texas style with a daylily Horticulture and design show and plant sale. The show will be from 1-3 p.m., and the sale is from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 12. Admission is free. Gethsemane Lutheran Church is located at 4040 Watonga. Information: 281-578-1321.
MAY GARDEN TOUR
Heights Garden Club
This month’s tour will be at Dee Melancon’s garden. This garden has seen several re-dos from the last two years of freezing temperatures. It went from very tropical to more cold hardy plants. Come tour this beautiful and colorful garden at 721 Algregg, 10 a.m. May 12. Information: heightsgardenclub.com.
N. SHEPHERD COMMUNITY ALLIANCE MEETING
El Tapatio, 4550 N. Shepherd
4610 SHEPHERD DRIVE 713-695-5071
Come on over and meet community leaders at the North Shepherd Community Alliance, the fastest growing business networking group in the rapidly developing North Shepherd area. Next meeting is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Matthew McKenzie, founder of Avid Coffee Co., operates a travelling coffee truck at two regular locations: Monday – Friday at 2211 W. 43rd St. and Saturdays at 2120 Ella Blvd. He has an amazing story to tell. This is a free event with dinner sponsored by NSCA and Moon Shepherd Baker Insurance. The public is welcome to attend. Please call Kathryn van der Pol, NSCA President to RSVP or for further information at 713-695-5071.
TOUR DE OAK FOREST
Oak Forest Homeowners Association
Come out May 19, and be a part of the annual Tour de Oak Forest sponsored by Oak Forest Veterinary Hospital. Participants can register online or the day of the event starting at 8 a.m. The ride will be from 9:30-11 a.m. and is approximately 10 miles. Food trucks will be available for breakfast and lunch. The cost is $15 per person (children 10 and under are $10). Proceeds benefit the OFHA School Initiative’s Program. Information: www.ofha.org, 713-688-6342.
WOOD WINDOW WORKSHOP
The Wood Window Workshop hosted by AIA Houston is from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19 and 20, at The Church, 1548 Heights Blvd. This exciting wood window workshop will be led by a respected preservationist and craftsman, Steve Quillian. Through demonstrations and hands-on experience, participants will learn about the basics behind window restoration methods. Space is limited. Registration is non-refundable but is transferable. Lunch is included. Information: 713-520-0155, email@example.com.
2018 EDUCATION LUNCHEON
Greater Heights Area Community Fund
This annual event hosts the presentation of scholarships to local high school students, educator of the year and students entering military service. Emcee and special guest is Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, guest speaker is Richard Voorhies, Commander of American Legion Garden Oaks Post 560. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 21, at Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel, 3000 N. Loop W. Information: 713-861-6735, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaboom Books, 3116 Houston Ave., will hold a poetry reading by Houston Heights Poet Dennis Herrell. The book is “About Women.” The reading will be 7 p.m. May 23.
Call 713-869-7600 for information.