UNIFY STROKE DISCUSSION
Memorial Hermann – Greater Heights Hospital
The discussion group meets the second Thursday of every month. The next meeting is from 3-4 p.m. March 8, and is open to all stroke patients, survivors and caregivers. The meeting will be held at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, 1635 North Loop West, South Tower, First Floor, Classroom C. Please register if you plan to attend this free event by calling 713-222-2273.
Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Explore some 21st century methods of finding and understanding the records created by your Irish ancestors. Civil registration, census, and church records in Eire and Northern Ireland will be explored. The library is located at 5300 Caroline St. The class will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon March 10. Reservations are required. Adults/Teens. Information: 832-393-2600.
THE LIFE OF – LA VIDA DE SELENA BOOK RECEPTION
Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery
Casa Ramirez FOLKART Gallery, 241 W. 19th St., will host a reception for the release of the young children’s bilingual board book The Life of – La Vida de Selena from 1-4 p.m. March 13. The bilingual word and picture book focuses on the Tejano music queen and idol, Selena. The reception will include family friendly activities including a sing along with Selena music and refreshments. Information: 713-880-2420, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR ADVANTAGE BINGO
St. Joseph Medical Center
Join members of the Senior Advantage Program at St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights March 14, from 2-3:30 p.m. for Bingo and light refreshments. The fun takes place in the 4th floor meeting room of the hospital at 1917 Ashland St. Seating is limited and reservations must be made by March 12. Held the second Wednesday of each month, senior Bingo is free and part of St. Joseph’s Senior Advantage Program that offers monthly educational and social events. Membership is open to all seniors 55 and older. Information: 713-969-5376, sjmctx.org/senioradvantage.
American Legion Post 560
The American Legion Post 560, 3720 Alba Rd., will be hosting upcoming events in March. Comedy Night will be March 14. Doors open 6 p.m. and food will be served at 7 p.m. The show begins at 8 p.m. Sons of the American Legion will hold their Steak Night at 6 p.m. March 16. The Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Fish Fry at 6 p.m. March 23. Food will be served until they run out. Information: 713-682-9287, www.txlegion560.org.
The Heritage Society Tea Room
Noontime Lecture is back at The Heritage Society Tea Room, 1100 Bagby St., from noon-1 p.m. March 15. JR Gonzales, master of the Bayou City History domain at the Houston Chronicle, will share rarely seen photos from the image archives at the Chronicle and the old Houston Post. They will include stories large and small about a random and wide variety of people and places from our city’s past. The cost is free for members, $5 for non-members. Guests may bring a lunch or purchase one for $10. Information: 713-655-1912, ext. 101, heritagesociety.org.
Mercer Botanic Gardens
The community is invited to shop at March Mart Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the East Side Gardens. Purchase a TMS membership to gain VIP early access to the sale Friday, March 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Early shoppers have the best chance of taking home Mercer’s rarest plants not available at local nurseries. Visit themercersociety.org or call 713-274-4107 to get a TMS membership or upgrade an existing membership.
Northwest Educational Center
The community is welcome to attend Northwest Educational Center’s Spring/Easter Festival from 1-4 p.m. March 24. Free admission. There will be food, games, photos with the Easter bunny, door prizes/raffles, music, petting zoo, Easter egg hunts, and more. The campus is located at 2910 Antoine Dr., Suite B, 77092. Information: 713-680-2929.
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SPINSTERS OF BLACKMEAD
Theatre Suburbia presents the regional premiere of C. P. Stancich’s Sherlock Holmes and the Spinsters of Blackmead, an exciting new look at Sherlock, his compatriots and all with a twist. The show runs through March 24, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays, at 3 p.m. (March 11 and 18, only) at Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West. Reservations are encouraged. Tickets are $16 Adults, $13 Students and Seniors, and $13 Sunday Matinees. Information: theatresuburbia.org, 713-682-3525.
The Lemon Climb Houston
Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Join Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for the inaugural Lemon Climb March 24 at 8:30 a.m. to climb the stairs of the tallest building in Texas! Challenge yourself to walk, run, or race up 35, 60, or all 75 flights of stairs to the top of Chase Tower at 600 Travis. The climb can be completed individually or climbers can create a team. Participants must raise a minimum of $100–which funds two hours of childhood cancer research. All participants will receive a limited edition Lemon Climb t-shirt. Information: www.LemonClimb.org.
FAMILY FUN FITNESS DAY
Playground for All Abilities
Join Friends of Oak Forest Park and training partners for an afternoon of fitness and sports for all ages from 3-5 p.m. March 25. Activity stations include group workouts, youth sports, Family Fun Run and Roll (4 p.m. start), tennis drills, Fun Zone lawn games, healthy snacks and more. All fitness levels are welcome. The event benefits the Playground for All Abilities. Oak Forest Park is located at 2100 Judiway. Early bird registration runs through March 20. Information: 832-771-8030, houstonparksboard.org/events/fitness_day/.