BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
St. Pius X High School
SPX Productions presents Brighton Beach Memoirs at 7 p.m. Sept. 27, 28, 29 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30. General admission is $5 for students and $10 for adults. St. Pius X High School is located at 811 W. Donovan St. Information: 713-579-7514, www.stpiusx.org.
WALTRIP CLASS OF 1968
Pavillion on Gessner
The Waltrip Class of 1968 50th Class Reunion will be 7 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 29, at the Pavillion on Gessner, 2500 N. Gessner 77080. The cost is $68 per person, $75 at the door. There will be a dinner buffet, cash bar, DJ and large dance floor. Attire is sharp casual to casual. Plenty of free parking in front of Pavillion and Security is on duty. Contact email: email@example.com.
LIGHTER IN THE HEIGHTS GARAGE SALE
Woodland Heights Civic Association
A wide variety of quality household items will be featured at the Lighter in the Heights community garage sale, Sept. 29 (rain date Oct. 6), from 7 a.m.–1 p.m., at 826 Woodland St. 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/
OKTOBERFEST HOUSTON 2018
The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park
Oktoberfest Houston features live music from some of the best polka bands in Texas, including Enzian Buam, Auf Gehts, Eurofest, and Yodel Blitz along with a wide variety of German and Texas beers to sip on while enjoying Bratwurst or other tasty German food. Attendees have the opportunity to compete for prizes in the Oktoberfest Olympiad games sponsored by Houston Sports and Social Club. Oktoberfest will be from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 29. The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park is located at 105 Sabine St. General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $100. Information: www.OktoberfestHouston.com.
Waltrip High School Band
The Waltrip High School Band will hold a Mattress Fundraiser. Save up to 50% off retail. Every purchase benefits the band. Purchase a twin from $199, full from $249, queen from $299 and King/CA-King from $499. Layaway and delivery available. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted. The fundraiser will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30, at Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th St. Information: http://bit.ly/Beds4Waltrip.
AARP MONTHLY MEETING
AARP Chapter 1265
The monthly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Oct. 1, in the community room at 1520 Candlelight Ln. The special guest is Alexis Eaton, chief development officer of the Alzheimer’s Houston Southeast Chapter. 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, Terrell Holiday is vice-president. Information: 832-654-4744.
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.
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.