DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery
Every year, Casa Ramirez owners, Macario and Chrissie Ramirez, celebrate Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead, a time of festive events throughout Mexico, to honor and remember deceased family members and loved ones. A community altar by Judy Turner will be on display through Nov. 11. The community is welcome to bring a photocopy of a loved one for the altar. The ceremony of candlelighting and burning of incense is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1-2. Casa Ramirez is located at 241 W. 19th St. Information: 713-880-2420, email@example.com.
ILLUMINATION OF FIREFLY FIELD
Friends of Woodland Park
The Friends of Woodland Park will dedicate the latest public park enhancement – Firefly Field by Dylan Conner – a sculptural gateway for Woodland Park, 212 Parkview, from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 2. The highlight of the evening will be the dedication of the work by Council Member Karla Cisneros, followed by a celebration including music, food, and fun for the children. Dylan Conner, a third generation Woodland Heights resident, will also share his inspiration for Firefly Field. Information: friendsofwoodlandpark.org.
SANTA’S MAGIC TIMEPIECE
Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West, presents “Santa’s Magic Timepiece,” a new holiday classic by Ann Richie. Santa is busy getting ready for the big night, but soon realizes he has a problem; too many good boys and girls, and not enough time to make all the stops on his way. The show opens Nov. 2 and runs through Dec. 1. Friday and Saturday evening performances are 8:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays (Nov. 11, 18 and 25). Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $16 for matinees. Information: 713-682-3525, www.theatresuburbia.org.
INDEPENDENCE HEIGHTS FESTIVAL
Independence Heights Heritage Square
IHFest 2018 will be the First Annual event celebrating the heritage of the community to be held Nov. 3. This year we will be celebrating the kickoff to North Main Street Heritage Corridor with a ribbon cutting at the new Welcome Center and the installation of a gas light sponsored by CITGO. The event is free and will be noon-5 p.m. Nov. 3. Independence Heights Heritage Square is located at 7312 N. Main. Information: www.independenceheights.org.
WALTRIP CLASS OF 1988 REUNION
The Waltrip High School Class of 1988 will be having their 30 year reunion at 1 p.m. Nov. 3, at the Waltrip High School Homecoming Game at Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Rd. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online on the HISD website. After the football game the class will be meeting at Cottonwood, 3422 N. Shepherd Dr. at 5 p.m., $25/person will cover the cost of the food and there is a cash bar. Please join the Facebook page, Waltrip Class of 1988 for more details on payment and purchasing a t-shirt. Information: 713-291-8383.
AARP MONTHLY MEETING
AARP Chapter 1265
The monthly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Nov. 5, in the community room at 1520 Candlelight Ln. The special guest is Claire Shynette, who is a retiree from Harris County Mental Health Association. She will discuss aging related issues, like lonliness and depression. 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.
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION
All Saints TALC
All Saints Third Age Learning Center will host its annual Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 9, in the parish hall. Festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a Military Color Guard, music by Big Ed and the Happy Band, patriotic music, singing, refreshments and door prizes. All Veterans in attendance will be recognized and will receive a free hot lunch. Other attendees may purchase lunch for $2. Reservations are requested by Nov. 8. A seminar on burial benefits for Veterans will be held 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 7 by Tripp Carter of Bradshaw Carter Memorial and Funeral Home. All Saints Catholic Church is located at 215 E. 10th St. Information: 713-248-1277.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL
Monte Beach Civic Club
The Montie Beach Civic Club will host the Day of the Dead (“Dia de los Muertos”) in the Heights, from 2-7 p.m. Nov. 10, at Monte Beach Park, 915 Northwood St. Food will be available from several food trucks, and there will be alcohol for sale for those guests over 21. Information for prospective vendors and sponsors is available at www.montiebeach.org/improvement-initiative.
American Legion Post 560
Come and join in the grand opening of the newly remodeled American Legion Post 560, located at 3720 Alba Rd. for The Veterans Day annual chili cookoff, from noon, Saturday, Nov. 10. Information: 713-682-9287, www.txlegion560.org.
VETERANS’ DAY CELEBRATION
Durham Elementary will hold their Veterans’ Day Celebration at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the school cafeteria. There will be 20-25 veterans expected to attend. The students have prepared songs, poems, readings and artwork to honor the veterans. Black Middle School LCDC will post the colors and present drill routine and the Waltrip band will play the National Anthem. Information: 713-613-2527, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLDIE & GOODIE CLASSIC CAR SHOW
The 9th Annual Oldie & Goodie Classic Car Show, postponed from Sept. 16 due to bad weather, has been rescheduled for Nov. 11, at Adolf Hoepfl Garage, 4610 N. Shepherd Dr. This free event will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Music, food and raffle prizes will also add to the fun atmosphere planned for the day. All car enthusiasts are encouraged to register. Early registration is $20 and includes an event T-shirt and a goody bag. Information: 713-695-5071, www.adolfhoepfl.com.
2018 WINTER HOLIDAY ART MARKET
Winter Street Studios
Fresh Arts will host their 13th Annual WHAM, Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18, at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St., bringing together Houston creatives for a weekend art sale. The Ugly Sweater preview party is from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. Guests can purchase tickets to access early shopping. WHAM will be free and open to the public Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: http://bit.ly/WinterHolidayArtMarket.
PINOT & PAWS PAINTING CLASS
El Gato Coffeehouse
Looking for a different way to spend a Friday night? What better way than with cats painting cats. The class will be 6:45 p.m. Nov. 16. During this class you’ll be painting a Purrkey (Turkey Cat) and having fun in the best environment possible. All materials will be supplied and instructions provided. Just bring a bottle of wine. Adult craft passes are $41, student craft passes (5-17 years, must be over 5) are $37. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. El Gato Coffeehouse is located at 508 Pecore. Information: www.elgatocoffeehouse.com, 832-968-3006.
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.
FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET
Eleanora’s Market, 2120 Ella Blvd., will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday. There will be local growers, makers, designers, artisans and food producers. Information: eleanorasmarket.com.
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.