MOVIES IN THE PARK
Oak Forest Homeowners Association
The Oak Forest Homeowners Association will present Movies in the Park from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Candlelight Park on Saturday, Sept. 23. Also there will be an OFHA Annual Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Katherine Smith Elementary, 4802 Chrystell Ln., from 6:30-9 p.m. HPD Asst. Chief Lori Bender and Judge Katherine Cabaniss are the guest speakers. Meet and greet begins at 6:30 with light refreshments.
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.
Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West, presents Paul Elliott’s hilarious Southern comedy, Exit Laughing. Noted as a cross between Steel Magnolias and The Golden Girls, this fast paced comedy is guaranteed to leave you laughing. Exit Laughing runs through Oct. 14, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. and 3 p.m Sundays (Oct. 1 and 8). For reservations, call 713-682-3525 or visit www.theatresuburbia.org.
The Book Scene
Local author and Speaker Kim Garcia will discuss and sign her book Tolerance, Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. There will be food, fun and prizes. The Book Scene is located at 1820 W. 43rd St. Information: 713-869-6117.
4th ANNUAL SPEAKER SERIES
Houston Assembly of Delphians
Houston area Delphians present the first of four Distinguished Speakers scheduled for the 2017-2018 season. Dr. Abdel Takriti, inaugural Arab-American Educational Chair in Modern Arab History at the University of Houston, will share “The Birth of the Modern Middle East, and the Future of Arab-American Relations.” The event will be 5 p.m. Sept. 23, at the West University Community Center, 6104 Auden St. Information: 713-773-4380.
MELANOMA WALK & FUN RUN
MD Anderson Cancer Center
The 10th Annual AIM for the Cure Melanoma Walk and Fun Run 5K will be held at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mays Clinic – 1180 Pressler St., Sept. 23. Registration/sign-in is 6 p.m., The Check Points perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by the opening ceremony, and 8 p.m. is the walk/run. There will be education and awareness information, sunscreen application demonstrations, massages, food vendors and children’s activities. Register online at: www:AIMatMelanoma.org by Sept. 1 to receive a free t-shirt. Wear anything that glows since this is an evening event. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 713-745-1804.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights
When you lose someone you love, you are left to pick up the pieces and try your best to go on. Having a strong support system can help you on your grief journey and be an important part of building a strong support system. Classes will be held Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through Sept. 26. The group meets in the South Tower Classrooms at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights, located at 1635 North Loop West. Information: 713-222-2273 (CARE).
SEPT. 2017 VOLKSMARCH
Houston Happy Hikers
Come out and participate in this non-competitive, non-timed walk through down the jogging trail in the middle of Heights Blvd. Next, hike along White Oak Bayou for over a mile to enjoy the open air then into the neighborhood of the Heights. The starting point address is 375 W. 19th St. The walk will be from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 30. The fee is $3. There is no pre-registration. New walkers can purchase an AVA New Walker Packet for $5 at the start point. Information: 832-646-4319, houstonhappyhikers.com.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Odd Fellows Lodge #225
The Houston Heights Odd Fellows Lodge #225 is hosting its second National Night Out celebration, from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3. Neighbors are invited to come to the lodge, located at 115 E. 14th St. Bring the kids to this family event. There will be hotdogs and refreshments, free fingerprinting and child ID kits, HFD staff and firetruck, art cars, moonwalk and horseshoes for adults. Information: email@example.com, facebook.com/OddFellowsLodge225.
FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS
Do you have trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous(FA) will offer a free public information session offering a solution for those who struggle with food obsession. The information session will be held Oct. 7, from 1:30-3 p.m. at The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd. FA has free meetings throughout the Houston metro area. Information: 713-456-0822.
40TH CLASS REUNION
Scarborough High School class of 1977
The G. C. Scarborough class of 1977 will have their 40th reunion at 7 p.m. Oct. 7, at The Spot Club located at 1732 W. 18th St. Please join the facebook page G C Scarborough High school class of 1977 or email Roger Souders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERITAGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN MEETING
Join Heritage Republican Women for our monthly meeting Oct. 5, as we host Councilman Mike Knox to discuss alternatives to the “Harvey Tax,” and a panel discussion with HISD School board Candidates Gretchen Himsl, John Luman, Sean Cheben, and Elizabeth Santos. From 7-8:15 p.m. at Candlelight Church of Christ 4215 Watonga Blvd.
DENIM AND DIAMONDS FUNDRAISER
Dust off your boots, and ride on over to MANNA’s 4th Annual BBQ and auction. The event will be from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 14, at the Anheuser Busch Brewery, located at 775 Gellhorn 77029. Gatlin’s BBQ will be serving up their award winning barbeque again this year for one fun-filled evening of dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Information: https://manna-4th-annual-bbq.eventbrite.com.
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.
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. Ongoing
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.