BRICK WALLS COMING DOWN
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Into everyone’s genealogical life one or more brick walls must come. Whether employing a less-is-more approach to data searching, or a brute force bludgeoning of date is more one’s style, hear about ways to approach genealogical brick walls. The presentation will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 13. Reservations are required. Adults/teens. The library is located at 5300 Caroline. Information: 832-393-2600.
HEIGHTS ROTARY BOOK SALE
Heights Neighborhood Library
The community is welcome to come out to the annual Heights Rotary Book Sale, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The sale will be at Heights Neighborhood Library, 1302 Heights Blvd.
Theatre Suburbia presents Ripcord by David Lindsay-Abaire. Set at the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility in suburban New Jersey, the show follows the infuriatingly chipper Marilyn and the cantankerous Abbey as they are forced to share the same room. The show runs through Oct. 13, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. at Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West. Tickets are $18 adults, $15 students and seniors, and $16 Sunday matinees. Reservations strongly encouraged. Information: 713-682-3525, www.theatresuburbia.org.
FOOTBALL, FOAM AND FUN
Frank Black Middle School PTO
The Frank Black Middle School PTO kicked off its fall fundraiser, Football, Foam and FUN. Money raised will go directly to help students, teachers and the school. The event will be held during Homecoming Week Oct. 18. All students throw footballs, dance, play games and run through a pit of foam. To make a pledge or sponsor, email email@example.com. Information: 713-213-3082.
KIM BERRY GLAM JAM
Dress for Success Houston
Prince’s hairstylist of almost three decades has partnered with Dress for Success Houston for a day of beauty and more. Purple Love United presents “Kim Berry Glam Jam” featuring celebrity hairstylist, beauty expert, author, speaker and philanthropist, Kim Berry. This one-day event will be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 19, at Planet Curls, 6518 N. Main St. Information: 713-960-2826, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Lutheran High North
Lutheran High North, 1130 W. 34th St., will present the classic comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Tickets are $10 for adults, free for students and children, and donation only for senior citizens. There will be lots of laughs, and Halloween candy for the youngsters. This is a full length, three act comedy. Call 832-778-4107 or email email@example.com for special group rates, or for information.
DARIOUSH NAPA WINE DINNER
In 1997, Darioush Khaledi and winemaker Steve Devitt made an unorthodox choice, to commit to Southern Napa Valley – choosing its cooler microclimates to develop their unique style. The dinner will be 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, at Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella Blvd. The cost is $149. Reserve a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: 713-861-8666.
FESTIVAL OF ABILITIES
Oak Forest Park
Celebrate Halloween at an action-packed, inclusive festival like no other – SIRE horses, petting zoo, sports, games, trick or treating, pumpkin patch, costume contest, Dynamo Diesel appearance, food court, craft beer garden and wine tastings, auction, and more. All proceeds benefit the first inclusive playground planned for the central northwest area of Houston. Costume optional. Event wristbands are $10 in advance, $15 at the event. The event will be from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 27, at Oak Forest Park, 2100 Judiway. Information: 832-771-8030, http://houstonparksboard.org/events/festival/
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Neuropathy Alliance of Texas
This is one of the most popular support group activities. It’s a great opportunity for participants to share and/or listen, and learn more about what the others are doing regarding treatments and discuss other topics regarding neuropathy. Anyone affected by neuropathy is welcome: patients, caregivers, family and friends. The meeting will be 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 27, at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Dr. 77079. Information: email@example.com, 512-553-9130.
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.
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.