FOCUS ON DIABETES SEMINAR
The Lighthouse of Houston
The Lighthouse of Houston kicks off a series of free seminars on a variety of health topics with “Focus on Diabetes,” to be held June 15, from 8:30–11:30 a.m. at the Lighthouse Community Services Center, 3602 West Dallas.
The event will feature a wide range of expertise, with presentations by an ophthalmologist, registered dietitian, podiatrist, low vision doctor and behavioral health specialist. Call to reserve a spot. Information: 713-284-8422.
6719 W. Montgomery
Mayor Sylvester Turner’s annual Juneteenth Parade will start at 10 a.m. at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, 6719 W. MOntgomery Road. The parade route runs west on Dolly Wright Street to Greater Zion Baptist Church.
The Book Scene
Author Francine Page will be signing and discussing her book, “Logan Thee Forsaken,” a thought provoking suspense, June 16, from 1-3 p.m. at The Book Scene, 1820 W.43rd. There will be refreshments and prizes. Information: 713-869-6117.
N. SHEPHERD COMMUNITY ALLIANCE MEETING
El Tapatio Restaurant
Come on over and meet community leaders at the North Shepherd Community Alliance, the fastest growing business networking group in the rapidly developing North Shepherd area. Craig and Cindy Loper will discuss their recent documentary on the history of the Texas Navy. This is a free event with dinner sponsored by the North Shepherd Community Alliance and Moon Shepherd Baker Insurance. The community is welcome. The meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. June 20. Call Kathryn Van Der Pol at 713-695-5071 to RSVP or for further information.
NOON LECTURE SERIES
The Heritage Society Tea Room
The Noon Lecture Series presents Re-examining Confederate Monuments in Texas by Ron Goodwin, from noon-1 p.m. June 21, at The Heritage Society Tea Room, 1100 Bagby St. in Sam Houston Park. The cost is free for members, $5 for non-members. Guests may bring a lunch or purchase one for $12. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a box lunch. Information: 713-655-1912, ext. 103, email@example.com.
HPD COMMUNITY MEETINGS
6719 W. Montgomery
Houston Police Department will host Positive Interaction Program meetings with the northside community at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, 6719 W. Montgomery. Meetngs will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 21 and 7 p.m. June 28.
AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY
Oak Forest Amateur Radio Club
Members of the Oak Forest Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, at 11 a.m. June 23-24, at the Oak Forest Masonic Lodge, 4721 Watonga. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. The event is open to the public. Information: 281-782-4197, www.arrl.org/what-is-ham-radio, firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTRODUCTION TO AYURVEDIC COOKING
Bhakti Urban Farm
Karuna’s Ayurvedic Kitchen presents a cooking class teaching Ayurvedic Principles and create a nutritious meal. The class teaches how to cook plant-based foods in the most appealing way. Make easy 30-minute weeknight meals. The meals are vegan, gluten-free and organic. The cost is $50 and will be held at Bhakti Urban Farm, 5415 Wheatley St., from 7-8:30 p.m. June 28. Class space is limited. Registration required. Information: www.findyournaturalbalance.com/events, email@example.com, 281-546-9698.
THE MYSTIC FOREST FASHION EXPERIENCE
Pure, fairy tale magic will be experienced at the mystic forest fashion show. Visit a magical, parallel universe and stroll through the enchanted forest filled with mystical creatures. The fashion show will be from 7-10 p.m. June 28, at the Houston Arboretum, 183 West Loop S. Information: www.whenworldscollidefashion.com.
Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West, presents the Conor McPherson’s “The Birds,” based on a story by Daphen Du Maurier; a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. The presentation will run through June 30. Start times are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. (June 17 and 24, only). Reservations are encouraged. Tickets are $16 adults, $13 students and seniors, and $13 Sunday matinees. Information: www.theatresuburbia.org, 713-682-3525.
GALVESTON HARBOR TOUR
Precinct 4 Senior Adult Program
Board the Seagull II for a narrated tour of Galveston Bay and the Port of Houston, View birds and marine life, and more. The tour is 8:30 a.m. July 12. Lunch is available for purchase on your own at one of the many local eateries on the Strand. An $8 prepaid, non-refundable fee covers the cost of this trip. Transportation is provided from Oaks Presbyterian Church, 1576 Chantilly Lane. Information: www.hcp4.net/sap/events, 281-893-3726.
SUMMER IN PARIS LUNCHEON
St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church
Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program invites all senior adults ages 50 years of age and better to St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, located at 2003 W. 43rd St., for a summer lunch in Paris. The luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. July 13. Ben’s Chuck Wagon is catering chicken cordon bleu with cream gravy sauce, mashed potatoes, French peas, rolls, dessert, and iced tea. $10 per person. Information: www.hcp4.net/sap/events, 281-893-3726.
WHITE OAK POOL OPEN
White Oak Conference Center
The White Oak Pool, located at White Oak Conference Center, 7603 Antoine Dr., is now open. Daily swim passes and pool memberships are available for local residents who are looking for a fun, relaxing escape from the Houston heat this summer. The 2018 swim season will run through Sept. 3, 1-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Information: whiteoakconferencecenter.com, 713-895-8021.
HAPPENINGS ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN WRITER’S GROUP
Adolf Hoepfl Garage
Have you written something you would like to see published? Have you written something you like to share with a small group of experienced writers? Join the writer’s group. All ages are welcome. Meetings are the first Thursdays of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meetings are in the Liberty Room of Adolf Hoepfl Garage, 4610 N. Shepherd Dr. For information and guidelines for reading your work, email Kathryn van der Pol at Kathryn@adolfhoepfl.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 832-968-3006.
CATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS
El Gato Coffee House
Join us for a lazy Caturday Morning watching the best cat cartoons from the ‘90s. Whether you want to stroll down memory lane back to a simple time when Saturday morning cat cartoons defined your weekend or you want to introduce your kiddo to old school cartoons, you’ll be starting your day off right. El Gato Coffee House is located at 508 Pecore St. Cartoons are shown from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday. The cost for an adult pass is $12/hour, student pass is $10/hour (with school ID), and a child pass is $8/hour (5-17 years). Information: email@example.com, 832-968-3006.
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.
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.