LIGHTER IN THE HEIGHTS GARAGE SALE
Woodland Heights Civic Association
The “Lighter in the Heights” Garage Sale, sponsored by the Woodland Heights Civic Association, has been re-scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and expanded to three locations: 826 Woodland, 411 Woodland and 818 Wendel. The event was moved to Oct. 6 from its previously scheduled date due to rain. The sale is designed to help replenish the budget for the neighborhood’s popular Lights in the Heights holiday event in December, which was negatively impacted by last year’s flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Information: 713-628-8809, facebook.com/WoodlandHeightsCivicAssociation/
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Learn about researching your ancestors of Hispanic descent from guest speaker Mary Torres. She serves as president of the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society in Harlingen and as a District Representative for the Texas State Genealogical Society. The presentation will be from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6. Reservations are required. Adults/teens. The library is located at 5300 Caroline. Information: 832-393-2600.
MEET AND GREET WITH ARTIST TOM RYE
The Whimsy Artisan Boutique
The Whimsy Artisan Boutique, 1802 Yale St., Suite E, is pleased to offer a Meet and Greet with Artist Tom Rye, who will be discussing his Upright Citizens Collection, from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 6. Tom Rye is a visual artist and designer currently living in Houston. There will be refreshments. Information: 281-773-1295, www.thewhimsyartisan.com.
BICYCLE RALLY & SCAVENGER HUNT
Houston Heights Association
Houstonians interested in outdoor cycling and learning about the history of the Heights are welcome to the 13th annual Houston Heights Association Bicycle Rally and Scavenger Hunt from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 7, at Marmion Park, 1802 Heights Blvd. Starting and ending at Marmion Park, riders of all ages can select from a five-mile, 20-mile or new stroller and bike parade. A scavenger hunt will highlight the historical and notable landmarks throughout the ride. Participant fees range from $15-$25 if registering in advance. Fees increase on the day of the race. Information: www.houstonheights.org, 713-861-4002.
Summerhouse is a Houston Heights non-profit that exists to create personal growth opportunities for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Casino Night will be 6 p.m. Oct. 11, at All Saints Church Parish Hall, 215 E. 10th St. Tickets are $150 each and opportunities are available at the $500 and $1,000 levels. Information: www.summerhousehouston.org/casino.
GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING
Houston Junior Forum Resale Shop
The Houston Junior Forum Resale Shop, along with the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate their grand opening with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Oct. 11. The shop is located at 1815 Rutland St. Information: 713-868-6970, www.houstonjuniorforum.org.
DAN RATHER GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
Love Elementary PTO
Dan Rather, renowned and award-winning broadcast journalist and former Love Elementary student will be returning to his roots. The community is welcome to participate in this groundbreaking event and dedication ceremony. The PTO will be selling personalized commemorative engraved bricks that will be placed around their newest tree, planted by Dan Rather. Bricks will be sold to current students for $35 and $100 for members of the community. The event will be Oct. 12, exact time TBA. Love Elementary is located at 1120 W. 13th St. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE CEILING CAN’T HOLD US GALA
Friends For Life
Friends For Life announces ‘The Ceiling Can’t Hold Us’ annual gala, Friday, Oct. 12, at Silver Street Studios to celebrate 16 years of breaking through barriers to a better community. The gala will celebrate accomplishments with entertainment, silent auction, catering by chef David Cordúa, an open bar, Houston’s own ‘Maggie in the Mornings’ as emcee, and some very special VIP dogs. Information: friends4life.org/gala.
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. and Sundays at 3 p.m. (Sept. 30 and Oct. 7 only) 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.
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.
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.
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.