Heights Young Professionals
Join the Heights Young Professionals for their Annual Halloween Costume Contest at McIntyre’s Spirits and Friends, 1230 W. 20th St., from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 26. The cost is $15 at the door for non-members and free for members. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.heightschamber.org, 713-861-6735.
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.
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.
Houston Highway Credit Union
Houston Highway Credit Union, 8120 Washington Ave., is celebrating Kidtober from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 28. Open a joint checking account and a savings account for your child with a minimum deposit of just $5. Use these accounts and the Money Mammals Saving Money is Fun Kids Club to teach your kids about financial responsibility and the benefits of saving money. There will be a kids costume contest with a $100 prize, a pet costume contest and door prizes. There will be food. Also available is document shredding. Information: 713-864-4438.
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.
WALTRIP BAND BARBECUE
Waltrip High School
The Waltrip Ram Band Barbecue will be from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets are available from any band member or can be purchased at the door for $10. People can also request tickets by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go to the award winning Waltrip Ram Band. The band is also accepting donations of services, gift cards, or merchandise for the silent auction from local businesses. For more information, email email@example.com. Waltrip High School is located at 1900 W. 34th St.
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.
AARP MONTHLY MEETING
AARP Chapter 1265
The monthly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Nov. 6, in the community room at 1520 Candlelight Ln. The special guest is Lieutenant Col. Melvin Myers, Vietnam veteran of the Army. He is a mentor and speaker. 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: 713-681-1133.
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.