Hogg Middle School
Hogg Middle School, 1100 Merrill, will have STEAM Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. There will be food trucks, live music, and educational activities for the whole family. Information: 713-802-4700.
American Legion Post 560
Come out to the newly remodeled American Legion Post 560, located at 3720 Alba Rd. for their monthly steak dinner Friday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. til they run out. Steak nights are held the third Fridays each month. The Veterans Day chili cookoff will be noon, Saturday, Nov. 10. Information: 713-682-9287, www.txlegion560.org.
KIM BERRY GLAM JAM
Dress for Success Houston
Prince’s hairstylist of almost three decades has partnered with Dress for Success Houston for a day of beauty and more. Purple Love United presents “Kim Berry Glam Jam” featuring celebrity hairstylist, beauty expert, author, speaker and philanthropist, Kim Berry. This one-day event will be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 19, at Planet Curls, 6518 N. Main St. Information: 713-960-2826, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Book Scene
Author Anthony Lolli will sign and discuss his book, “The Heart of the Deal,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Come join an informative and lively discussion with prizes, food and fun at The Book Scene, 1820 W.43rd. Information: 713-869-6117.
PUMPKIN PATCH/FALL FESTIVAL
Sinclair Elementary PTO
Come out from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20 to the Sinclair Elementary Pumpkin Patch, 6410 Grovewood Ln. It will be a fun day of Monster Mania for all. There will be Katz coffee, sweet treats, monster mask making, scavenger hunt and games. Events sponsored by Payless Insulation. The Fall Festival is from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 26. The cost is $20/wristband includes rides and games. Mention you read it in The Leader for a $5 discount at the gate. Information: 225-252-5634.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery
Every year, Casa Ramirez owners, Macario and Chrissie Ramirez, celebrate Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead, a time of festive events throughout Mexico, to honor and remember deceased family members and loved ones. There will be a free class on building a personal altar from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 20. A community altar by Judy Turner will be on display through Nov. 11. The community is welcome to bring a photocopy of a loved one for the altar. A procession and public reception will be from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27, and includes Aztec dancers, music and refreshments. The ceremony of candlelighting and burning of incense is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1-2. Casa Ramirez is located at 241 W. 19th St. Information: 713-880-2420, email@example.com.
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Lutheran High North
Lutheran High North, 1130 W. 34th St., will present the classic comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Tickets are $10 for adults, free for students and children, and donation only for senior citizens. There will be lots of laughs, and Halloween candy for the youngsters. This is a full length, three act comedy. Call 832-778-4107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for special group rates, or for information.
DARIOUSH NAPA WINE DINNER
In 1997, Darioush Khaledi and winemaker Steve Devitt made an unorthodox choice, to commit to Southern Napa Valley – choosing its cooler microclimates to develop their unique style. The dinner will be 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24, at Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella Blvd. The cost is $149. Reserve a seat by emailing email@example.com. Information: 713-861-8666.
FESTIVAL OF ABILITIES
Oak Forest Park
Celebrate Halloween at an action-packed, inclusive festival like no other – SIRE horses, petting zoo, sports, games, trick or treating, pumpkin patch, costume contest, Dynamo Diesel appearance, food court, craft beer garden and wine tastings, auction, and more. All proceeds benefit the first inclusive playground planned for the central northwest area of Houston. Costume optional. Event wristbands are $10 in advance, $15 at the event. The event will be from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 27, at Oak Forest Park, 2100 Judiway. Information: 832-771-8030, http://houstonparksboard.org/events/festival/
SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Neuropathy Alliance of Texas
This is one of the most popular support group activities. It’s a great opportunity for participants to share and/or listen, and learn more about what the others are doing regarding treatments and discuss other topics regarding neuropathy. Anyone affected by neuropathy is welcome: patients, caregivers, family and friends. The meeting will be 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 27, at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Dr. 77079. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 512-553-9130.
SANTA’S MAGIC TIMEPIECE
Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West, presents “Santa’s Magic Timepiece,” a new holiday classic by Ann Richie. Santa is busy getting ready for the big night, but soon realizes he has a problem; too many good boys and girls, and not enough time to make all the stops on his way. The show opens Nov. 2 and runs through Dec. 1. Friday and Saturday evening performances are 8:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays (Nov. 11, 18 and 25). Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $16 for matinees. Information: 713-682-3525, www.theatresuburbia.org.
INDEPENDENCE HEIGHTS FESTIVAL
Independence Heights Heritage Square
IHFest 2018 will be the First Annual event celebrating the heritage of the community to be held Nov. 3. This year we will be celebrating the kickoff to North Main Street Heritage Corridor with a ribbon cutting at the new Welcome Center and the installation of a gas light sponsored by CITGO. The event is free and will be noon-5 p.m. Nov. 3. Independence Heights Heritage Square is located at 7312 N. Main. Information: www.independenceheights.org.
WALTRIP CLASS OF 1988 REUNION
The Waltrip High School Class of 1988 will be having their 30 year reunion at 1 p.m. Nov. 3, at the Waltrip High School Homecoming Game at Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Rd. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online on the HISD website. After the football game the class will be meeting at Cottonwood, 3422 N. Shepherd Dr. at 5 p.m., $25/person will cover the cost of the food and there is a cash bar. Please join the Facebook page, Waltrip Class of 1988 for more details on payment and purchasing a t-shirt. Information: 713-291-8383.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL
Monte Beach Civic Club
The Montie Beach Civic Club will host the Day of the Dead (“Dia de los Muertos”) in the Heights, from 2-7 p.m. Nov. 10, at Monte Beach Park, 915 Northwood St. Food will be available from several food trucks, and there will be alcohol for sale for those guests over 21. Information for prospective vendors and sponsors is available at www.montiebeach.org/improvement-initiative.