Calendar

Nov
24
Fri
2017
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm
Dec
2
Sat
2017
Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up @ Olivewood Cemetery
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up @ Olivewood Cemetery | Houston | Texas | United States

Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up

Olivewood is located next to White Oak Bayou, and is therefore surrounded by lush flora. It only takes about a week in the summer for the cemetery to be overrun with vegetation. Beyond routine mowing and weeding, the Descendants of Olivewood have begun projects to beautify individual plots, restoring the old landscaping that has changed with time. If you have a knack for clearing brush and landscaping areas that have been lost to time, you would certainly do well to join us on the first or third Saturday of the month. Check the events calendar to stay informed about upcoming events. We welcome individuals and groups for sponsored clean up days, or to join us for a general clean-up day.
Please visit their website for more information about the cemetery and cleanup effort.

http://www.descendantsofolivewood.org/

What: Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up
When: First and Third Saturdays of each month, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Olivewood Cemetery, 1300 Court Street, Houston, TX 77007

Dec
3
Sun
2017
BikeHouston’s The Bayou Ride @ Niko Niko's
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

BikeHouston

BikeHouston Advisory Board Member Michael Skelly leads a slower, educational ride on the first Sunday of every month departing from Market Square (by NikoNiko’s) at 8 am (unless otherwise stated). This is a no drop ride designed to show riders where they can ride on Houston’s Bayous. It is usually 60 percent on paved surfaces.

Pace and Duration

Moderate, with stops to discuss how Houston is evolving and what is coming, for 2-3 hours.

Recommendations

Fatter tires are highly recommended, but some folks can tough it out on road bikes.

As always:

Remember to bring a helmet, water, and spare tubes.

To register, visit The Bayou Ride’s event page.

Dec
9
Sat
2017
AIA’s Gingerbread Build-Off @ Hermann Square
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Architecture Center Houston will host the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square Saturday, December 9, 2017. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is FREE and open to the public! 

Want to compete?

Team registration is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner-Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.

Register your team online here. Please review the Competition Rules before registering.

Volunteering

ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email aleks@aiahouston.org for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!

SPONSOR

Sponsor the Gingerbread Build-Off! Connect with our teams and spectators while supporting Architecture Center Houston’s exhibits, tours, and education programs.

Event Day Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 – 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 – 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 – 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 – 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 – 4:30 Awards

Following the Build-Off

Winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 11-15, free and open to the public at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library (500 McKinney St.)

KPB’s 24th Annual Tour De Lites @ Shadycrest Elementary School
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Keep Pearland Beautiful

24th Annual Tour De Lites

Bicycle Ride and Haywagon Ride

The one and a half hour evening recreational ride begins at 7 p.m. at Shadycrest Elementary and goes through the Green Tee Subdivision to view the Christmas lights. Registration and check in for the ride ends at 6:30 p.m. 

The ride includes a contest for the best-decorated bicycles and/or rider. All participants in the contest must check-in by 6:00 p.m.

 

Hayride

There will be a hayride available for those who cannot ride a bicycle (limit 60) pre-registration for the hayride is required.  No seats for the hayride will be held for onsite registration.  The riders then return to Shadycrest Elementary for hot chocolate and cookies.

 

SPONSOR TODAY

Sponsorships for the 24th Annual Tour De Lites are available. For more information contact Andrew Miller (281-489-2795 or amiller@mykpb.org).  Sponsor registration is available: http://bit.ly/TDL-Sponsor

 


Pre-Registration Fee

$15 for the first member of a family and $5 for each additional family member.

On-Site Registration

$25 for the first member of a family and $5 for each additional family member.

There is no charge for children 5 and under to participate. All children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, with no more than 3 children per adult.

The fee includes one ride T-shirt per family, a ride packet, route map, ride, and refreshments. Additional T-shirts are available at $10 each. Registration before November 20, 2017, will guarantee that you will receive the shirt size(s) you request.  All others will receive shirts on a first come first served basis.

REGISTER TODAY

All proceeds from the ride go toward Hike & Bike Trails in Pearland.


 

Safety Precautions

You must agree to the terms of the waiver of liability in order to register online.  Parents or guardians check off the agreement for children under 18.

All bike riders must wear a helmet in order to participate in the ride.

 

For more information, visit KPB’s 24th Annual Tour De Lites event page.

Dec
12
Tue
2017
BikeHouston’s Light Distribution Ride @ BikeHouston Office
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

BikeHouston

BikeHouston wants to make sure everyone riding around at night is able to be seen.

Meet at the BikeHouston Office at 6:00 pm and we will start the ride at 6:30 pm.

The ride will consist of group/teams of two or more people in different parts of the city to handout lights to people riding without them.


The areas we will send people to are:

  • 3rd Ward
  • Northside/Near North
  • Heights
  • EastEnd
  • Downtown
  • Museum
  • Montrose
  • Washington
  • Med-Center

It will work to your advantage if you are familiar with these areas of town.


BikeHouston has the lights available so you do not need to bring anything but yourself (unless you have extra lights you would like to give).

The goal is to help and educate people that are out riding their bikes about how important it is to be seen when riding at night.

Bring a friend or come make a new one on this ride, and let’s have some fun!

 

For more events with BikeHouston, visit their Event Calendar!

White Oak Bayou Association Monthly Meeting
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The White Oak Bayou Association board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month (except November) at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to join us for our board meetings, please call 765-426-1743 to confirm.  From time to time we change our meeting venue.

In November, the Association holds its annual meeting.WOBA

Dec
29
Fri
2017
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Dec 29 @ 6:30 pm
Jan
6
Sat
2018
Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up @ Olivewood Cemetery
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up @ Olivewood Cemetery | Houston | Texas | United States

Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up

Olivewood is located next to White Oak Bayou, and is therefore surrounded by lush flora. It only takes about a week in the summer for the cemetery to be overrun with vegetation. Beyond routine mowing and weeding, the Descendants of Olivewood have begun projects to beautify individual plots, restoring the old landscaping that has changed with time. If you have a knack for clearing brush and landscaping areas that have been lost to time, you would certainly do well to join us on the first or third Saturday of the month. Check the events calendar to stay informed about upcoming events. We welcome individuals and groups for sponsored clean up days, or to join us for a general clean-up day.
Please visit their website for more information about the cemetery and cleanup effort.

http://www.descendantsofolivewood.org/

What: Olivewood Cemetery Clean-up
When: First and Third Saturdays of each month, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Olivewood Cemetery, 1300 Court Street, Houston, TX 77007

Jan
9
Tue
2018
White Oak Bayou Association Monthly Meeting
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The White Oak Bayou Association board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month (except November) at 7:00 pm.  If you would like to join us for our board meetings, please call 765-426-1743 to confirm.  From time to time we change our meeting venue.

In November, the Association holds its annual meeting.WOBA