GHACC CRAWFISH FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
This year’s Crawfish Festival is bigger and better than ever and help from volunteers are needed to make it happen! Help unload a truck, set-up tables and chairs, help with parade staging and pack up when it’s over. The festival will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 3. Information: 713-861-6735, email@example.com.
SPJST Lodge 88
The SPJST Lodge 88, 1435 Beall St., will host the Charlie Prause Band, Big Band music, from 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. March 3. The cost is $15 per person. Big Band dress code required. Reservations are suggested, but not required. Reservations held only 30 minutes past start of dance. Information: 713-869-5767, lodge88.org.
FIRST SATURDAY BIRDING
Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center
Join volunteer bird guides Al Barr for a special Saturday morning bird walk to kick off NatureFest 2018. This guided walk will be 7:45 a.m. March 3, and provides visitors with a firsthand look at some of the overwintering and resident birds as well as opportunities to see a few early migratory species. Ages 10 and up. The park is located at 20634 Kenswick Dr. Information: 281-446-8588, www.hcp4.net.
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.
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.
91ST ANNIVERSARY ROUND UP
St. Thomas High School
Round Up, the annual tradition of fun, food, and community, kicks into high gear March 4, from noon-6 p.m. at St. Thomas High School, 4500 Memorial. All are welcomed to this campus-wide carnival of kids’ games, adult games, shopping at the Big Red Market (30+ vendors, opens at 11:00 a.m.), a silent auction, and the 6 p.m. raffle drawing. An international food court will have a range of refreshments and meal choices. Proceeds support the St. Thomas Tuition Assistance Program. Information: www.sths.org.
AARP MONTHLY MEETING
AARP Chapter 1265
The monthly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., March 5, in the community room at 1520 Candlelight Ln. The special guest is Charles Cotton, Senior Medicare Patrol program director for the Better Business Bureau. 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. Information: 832-654-4744.
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.
THE LEMON CLIMB HOUSTON
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
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.
AARP TAX AIDE
AARP tax-aide volunteers will provide free income tax assistance for low- and middle-income individuals at Mangum-Howell Center, Doss Park at 2500 Frick Road, 77038. Each appointment lasts approximately 45 minutes. Participants must bring their 2016 tax returns and 2017 tax documents to the Center. Tax Aide is available through April 17 Tuesdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wednesdays noon-4 p.m. Information: 281-591-7830, www.hcp4.net/community/communitycenters.
EYE WITNESS TO WAR
Heritage Society Museum
The new exhibition in The Heritage Society Museum is A View from the Trenches: The Oberwetter World War I Collection will run through April 28. Images of war are powerful. Buildings crumbling, bridges blown to pieces, roads destroyed, and the men in uniform marching through it. These are the images photographed by a Texas man fighting in France during World War I. The museum is located at 1100 Bagby St. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission to the museum gallery is free. Information: www.heritagesociety.org, 713-655-1912.
HAPPENINGS ON THE WAY TO HEAVEN WRITER’S GROUP
Adolf Hoepfl Garage
Have you written something you would like to see published? 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.