PINOT AND PAW BYOB PAINTING CLASS
El Gato Coffeehouse
Spend a Friday night painting cats at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 31. All materials will be supplied and instructions provided. Just bring a bottle of wine. Leave the session with a piece of cat art you can proudly hang on the wall. Adult Craft Passes are $41, Student Craft Passes (with valid college ID) $39; and Kid Craft Passes (5-17 years) $37. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. El Gato Coffeehouse is located at 508 Pecore. Information: www.elgatocoffeehouse.com, 832-968-3006.
CHRIS DANIEL TO SPEAK
Heritage Republican Women
District Clerk Chris Daniel will be guest speaker. His office staffs 76 courts with clerks, maintains records for those courts and directs jury service. The meeting will be held at Candlelight Church of Christ, 4215 Watonga, at 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Light refreshments will be served. Men are also welcome to attend. Information: 713-688-3256, 713-682-0496.
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Bring the grandchildren and participate in multigenerational activity stations created for sharing family stories and memories. No reservations required. Appropriate for all ages. The class will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 8. The libary is located at 5300 Caroline St. Information: 832-393-2600, www.houstonlibrary.org/clayton.
AARP MONTHLY MEETING
AARP Chapter 1265
The monthly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Sept. 10, in the community room at 1520 Candlelight Ln. The special guest is Kyle Trahan, a United Healthcare representative. He will discuss insurance options. 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: 832-654-4744.
TIMBERGROVE TYKES DRESS UP PARADE
Drane Ct. cul-de-sac (Section 5)
If you/your child would like to participate in the parade, please meet in the Drane Ct. cul-de-sac at 6 p.m. Sept. 13. This is a dress-up/costume parade. Your child does not have to decorate their vehicle/stroller. There is no costume category, any dress up/décor is permitted. Neighbors are encouraged to sit in their driveways/yards and cheer on the parade. Information: Courtney.email@example.com
HOUSTON FEDERATION OF GARDEN CLUBS
The First Christian Church
Join members of The Houston Federation of Garden Clubs at their first meeting of the year at 10 a.m. Sept. 14, at The First Christian Church, 1601 Sunset Blvd. Jim Blackburn will speak on the topic of Neutralizing Our Individual Carbon Footprints. Blackburn is a professor at Rice University and an Environmental Lawyer. There will also be a plant sale. Entry is free and refreshments will be available. Information: Houstonfederationgardenclubs.org.
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 opens Sept. 14, and 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.
POP UP GALLERY
Arka Art and Franquiz Art
Meet and mingle with the artists while enjoying wine and light refreshments from 6-10 p.m. Sept. 15, at Arka Art, 4715 Main St. The gallery now promotes more than 10 artists from the Houston area. RSVP at www.facebook.com/events/477755849407373/.
OLDIE & GOODIE CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Come out to the 9th Annual Oldie & Goodie Classic Car Show, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 16, at Adolf Hoepfl Garage, 4610 N. Shepherd Dr. The event is free to the community and there will be music, food and fun for the whole family. Participants will receive food and T-shirt. Registration is $20 if paid in advance, and $25 the day of the event. Registration is at 12:30 p.m., followed by the 1 p.m. show. Proceeds benefit Battleship Texas Foundation. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-695-5071.
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.
YOGA WITH CATS
El Gato Coffee House
Find serenity meow and get a double dose of relaxation therapy with yoga and cats at El Gato Coffee House, 508 Pecore St. Connect with cats and fellow yogis in a playful yoga setting. This is an all levels class where beginners are welcome. Yoga classes are 45 minutes and include additional 30 minutes of play time with the cats. Classes are at 9 a.m. every Saturday, and 5:45 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $20 for adults and $18 for students. Information: email@example.com, 832-968-3006.
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.
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.
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.