Examiner-area calendar of events


Editor’s Note: To have calendar events posted on the Examiner Calendar, email editor Roy Kent at rkent@hcnonline.com.

Memorial Villages Farmers Market: The Memorial Villages Farmers Market is held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday at First Congregational Church-Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road in Hunter Creek Village. For more information go to www.mvfarmersmarket.org.

Digital exhibition: Hooks-Epstein Galleries will present its Summer Exhibition featuring digital photography and digital paintings by Catherine Asher Morgan. “Nuptial Musings” will open with an “Open House” on Saturday, July 9, from noon to 5 p.m. at 2631 Colquitt in Houston. You may visit the gallery online at www.hooksepsteingalleries.com.

Ice cream social: Central Market will host an Ice Cream Social from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, highlighting the unique flavors of Central Market’s small-batch ice cream and tasty treats. There will be vendor demo station throughout the store. Central Market will offer 25 percent off all ice cream and novelties and 20 percent off all cones and toppings from July 6 through July 12. The ice cream social will be held at Central Market-Houston, 3815 Westheimer Road. For more information go to www.centralmarket.com.

Art Beyond Sight: Art Beyond Sight is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Museum of Fine Arts Houston in the Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main St. This gallery program is for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Trained educators use verbal description and hands-on materials to engage participants with the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. Admission is free, but space is limited, so be sure to register in advance. Contact accessibility@mfah.org for reservations and more information.

Looking for Vendors: Vendors are being sought for the 18th Annual Wallis Legion Craft Show on Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall Post 200, 330 Legion Road in Wallis. more than 35 vendors offering a wide variety of handmade crafts and canned goods. The Legion will be selling hamburgers and barbecue sandwiches for lunch each day and the Ladies Auxiliary will have a bake sale. Admission is $1 for hourly door prizes. For information on booth spaces call Joyce at 281 743 3678 or email at jgiese3866@aol.com.

July 10

Bastille Day at Rienzi: Celebrate Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité at Rienzi! The MFAH house museum for European decorative arts salutes Bastille Day with a family day starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 10, prior to France’s July 14 holiday. All ages are welcome. Enjoy-art making activities, learn about the new Chenet (andiron) in the Rienzi Collection, listen to popular French music, explore porcelain and French-inspired objects and furnishings on a house tour in French, and more. Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive.

Jewish Ceremonial Art: Tradition and Innovation: A Journey through Jewish Ceremonial Art is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet St. The exhibition Beauty and Ritual: Judaica from the Jewish Museum, New York marks the first in a partnership between the MFAH and the Jewish Museum in New York City. This lecture explores how artists and Jewish communities throughout the world have creatively adapted traditional forms of Judaica, incorporating a rich array of styles, materials, and techniques.

July 11

Bellaire City Council: The Bellaire City Council normally meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at City Hall, 7008 S. Rice Ave. Agendas can be viewed at www.bellairetx.gov.

West U City Council: The West University Place City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, unless otherwise noted, in the Municipal Building at 3800 University Blvd. Agendas are posted at www.westutx.gov prior to the meetings.

July 12

Virtual Gallery Talk: Virtual Gallery Talk|New Acquisition at Rienzi will be presented at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. This Worcester porcelain cup depicts Mirza Abu’l Hassan Khan (1776—1845), the Persian ambassador sent to the English court in 1809. A figure of much fascination while in England, he was the subject of prints and poetry and was even depicted on porcelain objects. Find out more about Cabinet Cup and Stand, newly acquired by Rienzi, during this virtual talk with assistant curator Misty Flores. Free via Zoom. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/mrxu263n.

July 14

Hedwig Village Council: The Hedwig Village City Council meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 955 Piney Point Road unless otherwise noted. Agendas are posted at www.thecityofhedwigvillage.com.

July 15

Central Market Cooking School: Looking for a way to elevate your child’s table manners? Central Market Cooking School is hostiung Manners Matter with Sarah Aynesworth for children ages 7-12. Aynesworth, an etiquette teacher, will empower children with social and dining skills and help them understand the importance of consideration and respect. Each child learn how to introduce themselves; make conversation; set the table; use the proper utensils; and eat properly as they are served a three-course meal (courtesy of Central Market instructors). The Houston is event will be held 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Central Market Houston, 3815 Westheimer Rd., Houston, 77027. Registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/2p8avmza.

July 16

Memorial Villages Farmers Market: The Memorial Villages Farmers Market is held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday at First Congregational Church-Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road in Hunter Creek Village. For more information go to www.mvfarmersmarket.org.

July 18

Wellness Walks: Wellness Walks with Urban Paths is scheduled for noon Monday, July 18, at Levy Park at 3801 Eastside St. in Houston. Walks are scheduled for the first and third Monday of every month. Intended for every body, ability, age and fitness level, these Wellness Walks focus on community and connection while offering participants a chance to decompress, find mental clarity and make new friends. For more information go to www.levyparkhouston.org.

Bellaire City Council: The Bellaire City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at City Hall, 7008 S. Rice Ave. Agendas can be viewed at www.bellairetx.gov.

July 19

Spring Branch ISD trustees: The Spring Branch ISD board of trustees is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Wayne Schaper Sr. Leadership Center at 955 Campbell Road in Houston. For more information go to www.springbranchisd.com.

Bunker Hill Council: The Bunker Hill Village City Council holds its regular meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The agendas are posted on https://bunkerhilltx.gov 72 hours prior to the meetings.

Hilshire Village Council: The Hilshire Village City Council meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 8301 Westview. Agendas are posted at www.hilshirevillagetexas.com.

July 23

Memorial Villages Farmers Market: The Memorial Villages Farmers Market is held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday at First Congregational Church-Houston, 10840 Beinhorn Road in Hunter Creek Village. For more information go to www.mvfarmersmarket.org.

July 25

Piney Point Council: The Piney Point Village City Council meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall at 7676 Woodway. Notices for all city meetings are at www.cityofpineypoint.com, at City Hall and at the posting board outside Memorial Drive Elementary School, 11202 Smithdale.

West U City Council: The West University Place City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, unless otherwise noted, in the Municipal Building at 3800 University Blvd. Agendas are posted at www.westutx.gov prior to the meetings.

July 31

Green Jobs: “Green Jobs” are all over the internet. What is the true intention of the term? Clearly, installing solar panels is a green job, but are green jobs limited to renewable energy positions? Join Steve Stelzer, Program Director of Houston’s Green Building Resource Center, for a multi-faceted presentation on the topic of green jobs. Stelzer’s talk will explain the various green and not-so-green interpretations out there in the job market. And, he’ll offer suggestions for “greening up” a conventional job. Time for interactive discussion with the speaker will be provided. Register for the Sunday, July 31, 6 p.m. event www.eventbrite.com at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-jobs-tickets-357966967837. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with any questions.

Aug. 11

Houston ISD board: The Houston ISD board of education is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. For more information go to www.houstonisd.org.

Aug. 16

First day of school: The first day of school in Spring Branch Independent School District is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16. For more information go to www.springbranchisd.com.

Aug. 22

First day of school: The first day of school in Houston Independent School District is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 22. For more information go to www.houstonisd.org.

Aug. 23

Spring Branch ISD trustees: The Spring Branch ISD board of trustees is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Spring Branch Education Center at 9016 Westview Drive in Houston. For more information go to www.springbranchisd.com.

Oct. 28-29

Texas Coastal Prairie Conference: Preserving lands and legacies: The Texas Coastal Prairie Initiative, made up of 25 conservation organizations, will bring landowners and conservation partners together to discuss the preservation of wide-open spaces in Texas. The conference will include a full day of workshops and presentations from 9 a.m-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, followed by field trips to remnant and restored prairies as well as working ranches and farms from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The conference takes place at University of Houston-Clear Lake Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058. The cost is $85 or $45 for students. For more information and registration go to www.prairiepartner.org/conference.


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