The Book Scene
Local authors Donna Grant and Lily Blackwood will be signing their books Saturday, July 8, from 1-3 p.m. at The Book Scene, 1820 W. 43rd St. There will be food, fun and prizes. Information: 713-869-6117.
JULY GARDEN TOUR
Heights Garden Club
Richard and Carolyn Hall have lived in their home since 1981. Over the years they have tried to manage their landscape in keeping with their love of gardening and animals/wildlife. They are long time believers in composting and rainwater collection. They also have a very limited range of livestock – hens! Come out and tour this garden at 10 a.m. July 8, 519 Bayland. Information: heightsgardenclub.com.
FAMILY HISTORY WRITING WORKSHOP
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
The Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, 5300 Caroline St., will hold a three part series of workshops on writing family stories with guest speaker Devon Noel Lee. Class size is limited. Reservations are required. The workshops will be held from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, July 8, 15 and 22. The monthly orientation will be held from 2-4 p.m. July 15. Information: 832-393-2600.
CUDDLY CRITTER DRIVE
Northwest Chiropractic Clinic
Northwest Chiropractic Clinic, 11500 Northwest Frwy. Ste. 201, will hold their 13th annual Cuddly Critter Drive for the Houston Police Department on July 11. Free adjustments for established patients and free exams and two x-rays for all new patients will be offered with a donation of a new medium to large Cuddly Critter. Call to make an appointment with Dr. George Junkin today at 713-686-0828 or visit www.drjunkin.com.
LINKS TO UNITY
Links to Unity, Vena Ashley’s Solo Art Show, will be on view from July 9 through Sept. 3, with the opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday July 12. Piola Houston is located at 3201 Louisiana St., Suite 103, 77006. There will be wine and italian hors d’oeuvres for all the guests, provided by Piola. All are welcome to come meet Vena and see her newest works. All of the pieces will also be for sale. Information: 832-868-0242.
JULY WINE EVENT – BASTILLE DAY
Rainbown Lodge, 2011 Ella Blvd., will feature Liberation de Paris, owned by Houstonians, Jean-Francois and Nathalie Bonneté, and created by two Burgundian winemakers trained in New World wines who descend from a long line of wine producers and negociants specializing in three of France’s major wine producing regions: Languedoc-Roussillon, Burgundy and the Rhône Valley. The event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 12. The cost is $35 per person through July 11, $40 per person the day of the event. Information: 713-861-8666.
American Legion Post 560
Come by the American Legion Post 560, 3720 Alba Rd., for a delicious steak dinner and entertainment, July 21 (third Friday of each month). Steaks will be served from 6 p.m. until sold out. The cost is $15 per plate. Information: 713-682-9287, facebook.com/AmLegionPost560/, www.txlegion560.org.
ACADEMY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING OPEN HOUSE
Lone Star College Victory Center
The Academy for Lifelong Learning Open House will be from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Lone Star College Victory Center, 4141 Victory Dr. Come meet the instructors and speakers, visit with fellow members, get catalogs and parking permits, and register for membership and classes. The Academy for Lifelong Learning provides free classes and social opportunities for senior adults (50+). Membership is just $20/year for this campus. Information: http://lonestar.edu, pamela.J.Gardner@Lonestar.edu, 281-810-5680.
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.
FARMERS AND ARTISAN MARKET
Eleanora’s Market, 2120 Ella Blvd., will be open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday starting June 3. There will be local growers, makers, designers, artisans and food producers. Information: eleanorasmarket.com.
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.