Hibiscus show, dog show among events in Clear Lake this week
The following events are taking place in Clear Lake this week.
Art Exhibit Opening: The Houston Area Community College Student Exhibition opening will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, 2000 NASA Parkway, Nassau Bay. The exhibit will feature the works of students enrolled in Houston-area community colleges and runs through May 17. For more information, call 281-335-7777.
Career Exploration Workshop: The University of Houston-Clear Lake will be holding a career exploration workshop 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at UHCL’s Student Services and Classroom Building, Rooms 3103 and 3109, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. $200 per person for general admission, with discounts to UHCL students, alumni and community friends. 281-283-2529.
The Space City Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will be hosting its 2012 show featuring flowers for sale, raffles and information on hibiscus plants and gardening 1-4 p.m. at the East Harris County Activity Center, 7340 Spencer Highway, Pasadena. Exotic and garden variety hibiscus will be on display and offered for sale at the event. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.spacecityahs.org.
Annual Spring Festival: Come and enjoy interactive games, food and a silent auction at Armand Bayou Montessori School’s annual Spring Festival with this year’s theme, “Beach Blast,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Armand Bayou Montessori School, 16204 Hickory Knoll Drive, Houston. Cost is 50 cents. 281-480-1648.
San Jacinto Day Festival: Celebrate the 176th anniversary of Texas’ independence during the annual San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. at San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History, 1 Monument Circle, La Porte. Free. www.sanjacintomuseum.org.
Master Gardener Educational Program: Join palm tree enthusiast and Galveston County Master Gardener O.J. Miller in a discussion about the culture and care of palms 9-11 a.m. at Galveston County AgriLife Extension Office in Carbide Park, 4102 Main St. (FM 519), La Marque. Free and open to the public. 281-534-3413, ext. 12, or email GALV3@wt.net.
Film and Speaker Series: Watch a 2011 film adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy “Coriolanus,” 7 p.m. in the student services classroom building’s lecture hall at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. $3.75 per person, free if with UH-Clear Lake ID. 281-283-2560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intro to Gardening: In celebration of Earth Day, Williams Sonoma will host a hands-on workshop that will feature seed starting and an introduction to gardening 1 p.m. at Williams-Sonoma at Baybrook Mall, 500 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood. Space is limited, and reservations are recommended. Proceeds from this event will benefit Edible Schoolyard Project. $10. 281-480-1705.
Free Concerts at San Jacinto College: Watch the Central Campus brass band with acclaimed trombonist Evan Sankey in a brass band concert 7 p.m. at San Jacinto College, Dr. Monte Blue Music Building, 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena. Free and open to the public. 281-998-6150 or www.sanjac.edu.
Bark in the Park
Galveston Island's second annual Bark in the Park Dog Show, featuring contests, vendors and more, will be held 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Kempner Park, 27th and Avenue O, Galveston. Pet professionals will also be on hand to answer questions about spaying and neutering, and microchipping will also be available for $20 while supplies last. The cost to enter the competitions is $10 per dog/per class. Proceeds raised during Bark in the Park will benefit the Galveston Island Humane Society. For more information or to register, visit www.galvestonislanddogshow.com or call 409-771-1747 or 409-789-4142.
Home and Garden Show: The League City Chamber of Commerce will hold a Home and Garden Show featuring vendors and experts 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, 300 W. Walker, League City. $5 for adults. $3 for children ages 4 to 12. 281-338-7339 or visit www.leaguecitychamber.com.
Fitness Zone’s Park Day: Enjoy spring weather in the outdoors with Fitness Zone by playing games such as ladder ball, washer toss, Frisbee and soccer 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bay Area Park, 7500 Bay Area Blvd., Houston. Free. 281-283-2410 or 281-283-2560.
Adopt-A-Beach: Volunteer to help clean up beaches in the Houston and Galveston area during the Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes and bring sunscreen and water. To register for one of the 10 sites participating in the event, please visit www.texasadoptabeach.org or call 1-877-TX-COAST.
Israeli Folk Dancing: Enjoy the fun of dance and get a cardiovascular workout while Israeli folk dancing 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Congregation Shaar Hashalom, 16020 El Camino Real, Houston. Sessions are not built on one another, and all skill levels are invited. Members $4. Nonmembers $5. 281.488.5861 or email@example.com.
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