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.
FALL BOOK SALE
Friends of the Houston Public Library
The Friends of the Houston Public Library will have a large selection of books for sale at bargain prices. All items will be $3 or less. Children and adult books will be available in popular categories. The sale will also include vinyl LPs, CDs, DVDs, audio books and vintage maps. The sale will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15, at Hogg Middle School, 1100 Merrill St. Information: friendsofhpl.org, 832-393-1466.
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.
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
In Clayton Library’s monthly orientation, the process of research and discovery in the beginning steps of a family history project will be examined. Following the introduction, examine the resources available. The libary is located at 5300 Caroline St. The orientation is from 10:15-11:30 a.m. Sept. 15. Information: 832-393-2600, www.houstonlibrary.org/clayton.
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: email@example.com, 713-695-5071.
GHACC ANNUAL GALA
Junior League of Houston
This year’s event will be held at the Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane, Sept. 21. Back again is the ever-popular wine pull, a live and silent auction, dancing, and a casino. The pre-gala reception is 6:30 p.m. Call or visit the website to purchase seats or a table or for silent auction donations. Information: heightschamber.org, 713-861-6735.
NEUROPATHY ALLIANCE OF TEXAS SUPPORT GROUP
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Anissa Hunter is a Houston-based holistic practitioner, committed to helping clients obtain a balanced life. She began her own therapeutic journey 14 years ago while on active military duty. After sustaining a severe injury, she realized that pain medication was not going to heal her. The meeting is from 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 22, at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Dr. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-553-9130.
SHEPHERD FOREST CIVIC CLUB PICNIC
The 30th annual Shepherd Forest Civic Club will be held at Stonecrest Park from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 23. Residents are encouraged to bring their family, neighbors, and a lawn chair and help the SFCC celebrate 30 years of neighborhood unity. There will be food, a petting zoo, a singing cowboy, antique cars, pet adoptions, children’s games, Houston Rodeo mascot “Howdy”, firetruck, and more. In addition, all homeowners in Section 1 & 2 who have not done so will have an opportunity to sign the amended Deed Restrictions before a notary at no charge. The civic club will also be offering Security surveys and By-Law update voting. To volunteer or for information, contact the civic club at email@example.com.
The vision of Houstonian Dr. Madaiah Revana, Revana Family Vineyards is comprised of four remarkable brands: Revana, Alexana, Sitar and Corazon del Sol. Unique sites enriched by the highest quality vineyard management serve as the backbone for wines of depth and undeniable finesse. Working with some of the top winemakers in the world, Dr. Revana strives to craft wines of distinction. The cost is $149+. Rainbow Lodge is located at 2011 Ella Blvd. Information: 713-861-8666, 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.