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.
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.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS EXTRAVAGANZA
Join artist in residence, Ernesto Guerra, for a magical evening at Urban Eats, 3414 Washington, as he brings his artistic creations to life in a Dia De Los Muertos-themed extravaganza from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 28. Come explore music and a spectacular fashion show. A makeup artist also will be present to help make the kids a part of this evening of enchantment. Information: www.feasturbaneats.com, 832-834-4417.
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.
GONE TO THE DOGS
The Bonfire Texas
Come out to the Gone to the Dogs! Festival and help raise money for all Border Collie Rescue and Fosters of Blisswood. The event will be from 2-10:30 p.m. Nov. 4, at Blisswood Bed and Breakfast in Cat Spring, Texas, and will feature sheep herding, live music and dancing, barbecue, wine and beer garden, hay rides, and shopping. Tickets are $45 per person, and includes barbecue. Information: www.thebonfiretexas.com.
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.
2-1-1 TEXAS/UNITED WAY HELPLINE
In times of disaster and every day, the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE is our community’s go-to resource. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, HELPLINE specialists connect callers with the help they need, from emergency shelter and evacuation information to help with basic needs, like food. During times of disaster, 2-1-1 maintains up-to-date information on shelters and other essential resources. Need help? Dial 2-1-1.
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.
DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights
Classes are held every other Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, 1635 North Loop West, in the South Tower on the second floor. Information: 713-867-4515.
Adult coloring is held every Thursday from 1-2:30 p.m., in the meeting room at Fairbanks Library, 7122 Gessner Rd. There are new coloring books and pages to pick through and colored pencils or bring your own. No need to register, just show up. Information: 713-466-4438.
The Mainstream Connection
The Mainstream Connection, 415 E. Crosstimbers St., offers Citizenship Classes. Classes are starting soon. The office is open Monday through Friday, and offers assistance with Resident renewal forms (I-90) and Citizenship, (N-400) Applications and the I-130. Notary Public services available. Information: 832-831-1688, www.tmc-Houston.org.
THURSDAY NIGHT BINGO
SPJST Lodge 88
Bingo at SPJST Lodge 88, 1435 Beall St., is held every Thursday night (unless otherwise noted, or announced). Bingo pads are $5 each. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Early bird special starts at 7 p.m. with regular bingo games beginning at 7:30 p.m. Information: 713-869-5767, lodge88.org.
AseraCare Hospice. 1235 N. Loop W., Suite 215, is in need of compassionate and caring volunteers to accompany terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers are needed to minister in presence and companionship. All volunteers are trained and orientation is given prior to meeting patients and families. Interested individuals 18 and older please. Information: 713-864-2626, fax 713-864-9476.
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.
Laughter Yoga utilizes breathing and play-based exercises for health and wellness by people of all professions/ages/abilities. Meet from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at 1302 Heights Blvd. Information: www.houstonlaughteryoga.com.