Rotary Club of Houston Heights
The Rotary Club of Houston Heights will hold their annual book sale at the Heights Library, 1302 Heights Blvd., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. There will be new and used books. Choose from paperback and hardcover books. Information: 713-894-8592 or 713-578-2255.
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline, presents guest speaker Moises Garza. Specializing in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico research, Garza is the author of several genealogy books. The presentation will be 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14. Reservations required. Adults/Teens. Information: 832-393-2600.
STEPHEN KING INSPIRED ART SHOW
Rockstar Art Gallery
Party like a rockstar and support RockStar Gallery at the Friday the 13th – A Stephen King Inspired Art Show, from 7-10 p.m. Oct. 13. Snacks and drinks provided. Voting for your favorite themed piece gets you entered to win a door prize. If you RSVP on Eventbrite, you get a second chance at the door prize, just print the ticket, and bring it with you. Rockstar Gallery is located at 5700 Northwest Central Dr. Information: eventbrite.com/e/a-stephen-king-inspired-art-show-tickets-38260685741.
OCTOBER GARDEN TOUR
Heights Garden Club
Heights Garden Club October Tour will be held at 10 a.m., Oct. 14, at 414 W. 13th St. Sarah and Rich Doty are a long time Heights couple who recently updated their garden. The front garden is shaded by several Camphor trees which made for a poor lawn. Ravenscourt Landscaping and Design helped the Dotys’ overcome this problem by designing a garden that was low maintenance and attractive. Information: heightsgardenclub.com.
Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West, presents Paul Elliott’s hilarious Southern comedy, Exit Laughing. Noted as a cross between Steel Magnolias and The Golden Girls, this fast paced comedy is guaranteed to leave you laughing. Exit Laughing runs through Oct. 14, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. and 3 p.m Sunday, Oct. 8. For reservations, call 713-682-3525 or visit www.theatresuburbia.org.
MANNA DENIM AND DIAMONDS FUNDRAISER
Dust off your boots, and ride on over to MANNA’s 4th Annual BBQ and auction. The event will be from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 14, at the Anheuser Busch Brewery, located at 775 Gellhorn 77029. Gatlin’s BBQ will be serving up their award winning barbeque again this year for one fun-filled evening of dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Information: https://manna-4th-annual-bbq.eventbrite.com.
2ND ANNUAL HOPE RUN
Dan’s House of Hope Run
Come out for the 2nd Annual Hope Run 5K fun run/walk in support of Young Adult Cancer fighters Sunday, Oct. 15 at T.C. Jester Park. Medals to top finishing women and men. Registration is from 7-8 a.m. Runners start at 8 a.m. with walkers to follow. Information: http://danshouseofhope.org.
COMEDIAN PABLO FRANCISCO
Pablo Francisco will rock the house with screams of laughter at the Improv, 7620 Katy Frwy., Oct. 12-15. Pablo is one of the most popular touring comedians worldwide and has earned a reputation for his unique talent to weave together his one of a kind arsenal of off the wall characters and spot-on impressions. The cost of tickets is $22. Visit the website for show times. Information: www.improvhouston.com, 713-333-8800.
REACHING NEW HEIGHTS: TOOLS FOR A HEALTHIER RELATIONSHIP
Most people do not know how to ‘do’ relationships. When asked about couples we admire because of their strong relationship, many of us are at a loss to identify the characteristics or practices we should use. Angela Soper, LCSW, will lead this seminar and teach concrete tools for becoming ‘that couple.’ The seminar will be from 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 21, at 1548 Heights Blvd. There is no charge for the seminar, but a $10 donation to the Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry is suggested. Register at Bit.ly/soperseminar. Information: 832-653-3335.
WALK FOR SICKLE CELL
The Sickle Cell Association of Texas
The 2017, 5th annual 3K Walk for Sickle Cell, happening at 9 a.m. Oct. 21, at MacGregor Park, will provide the community sickle cell trait testing, live music, participation from community leaders, breakfast items, vendor communication, and tons of family-friendly activities. Proceeds help children in Houston suffering from sickle cell disease attend Camp Cell-A-Bration. Tickets are $25 for individual, children ages 6-15, $15 and children under 5 free, children with sickle cell disease free. Information: 713-481-1295, www.walkforsicklecell.org.
Sinclair Elementary School
Come out to the Sinclair Elementary Pumpkin Patch, open daily from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Oct. 27. Sinclair Elementary is located at 6410 Grovewood Ln.
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES
Houston Assembly of Delphians
Houston Assembly of Delphians’ fourth season of Distinguished Speakers features former Chief Meterologist at KHOU-TV, Dr. Neil Frank, speaking on Climate Change and the Global Warming Controversy. This event, which is the second in a series, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28, at the West University Community Center, 6104 Auden St. Information: 713-773-4380.
HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE BALL
The Wilde Collection requests the honor of your presence on this night celebrating the union of Love and Darkness. “Till Death Do Us Part” Halloween Masquerade Ball presented by The Wilde Collection, will be 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 28, Rockefellers Hall, 3620 Washington Ave. Information: email@example.com, 713-931-1904.
ASK A GERMAN ASTRONAUT
Houston Liederkranz Hall
Come to the Houston Liederkranz, 5100 Ella Blvd., for an entertaining and educational afternoon with astronaut Hans Schegel. Physicist Schlegal is a two time European Space Agency and NASA pioneer (spacewalk 2008). He also acts as a mentor of Alexander Gerst ‘Astro Alex’, who will take command of the ISS in May 2018. Accordion music will be provided by Gene Hackemack. The event will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-356-3260.
PET COSTUME CONTEST
Urban Animal Veterinary Hospital
Urban Animal, 1327 Yale St., welcomes the community and their pets to their Halloween Party and Pet Costume Contest. The festivities will be from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be food, drinks, music and trick or treating. The pet costume contest will be from 6-7 p.m. with winners announced soon after. RSVP to email@example.com or 713-863-0088. Get a complimentary ticket at http://ow.ly/lqrF30fLRsa.
LEARN LOCAL CHARITY OPEN
First Imperial Mortgage
Learn Local is hosting its second annual golf tournament from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov. 4, at Clear Creek Golf Club, 3902 Fellows Rd. All proceeds will benefit Hogg Outdoors – a capital campaign to raise funds for enhancement to Hogg Middle School’s outdoor facilities. The tournament format is a four-person, best ball scramble. All skill levels are welcome and is open to players 16 and up. $100 player fee ($350 for foursomes) includes green fees and golf cart, lunch, 4 drink tickets, 1 entry into the Putting Contest and player swag bags. Information: learnlocalopen.com.
A TASTE OF OAK FOREST
Oak Forest Homeowners Association
A Taste of Oak Forest is OFHA’s premier event. Give back to the neighborhood while experiencing some great food from local restaurants, paired with fine wines and craft brews. Houston’s own Sonny Boy Terry will be performing. There will be a silent auction and raffle. Tickets are $65 per person. Reserved party tables for eight are available for $500/table. The event will be 7-10 p.m. Nov. 11, at Hope Episcopal Church, 1613 W. 43rd St. Information: myoakforest.org.