Take Care of Texas Video Contest Voting
Jan 11 – Jan 25 all-day

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The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others! Students film a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. The students that submit the best videos can win great prizes, awarded by the contest sponsor, Waste Management of Texas, Inc.

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The public has an opportunity to pick their favorite videos January 11 through 25, 2018. A panel of TCEQ staff and representatives from Waste Management Texas will choose the first, second, and third place winners from each of the grade groups. Winners will be announced February 20, 2018.

Click here to vote!

CCL 3rd Coast Regional Conference @ University of Houston, 271 Student Center
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Welcome to Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s Fifth Annual Regional Conference in Texas! People who have been to our regional conferences have called them “life-changing, empowering, and inspiring.”

CCL will gather this year in Houston, the major energy hub of our region and a city that has faced many climate change enhanced disasters in these past three years. CCL will gather to share our support for policies which will manage carbon emissions and help our region transition to the clean energy capital of the country. No single individual can create the political will for action on climate, but all of us are affected by climate change. Together, we have the power to restore the climate by coming together to learn how to move Congress towards solutions.

The 2018 CCL 3rd Coast Regional Conference, located in Houston, TX is an opportunity for newcomers and experienced CCL members to gather to learn, practice skills, inspire each other, and strategize in moving our country toward climate solutions. The 3rd Coast Region – Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi – is large and diverse, but common concerns are shared due to the climate impacts already manifesting in and along our coasts, farmlands, cities, canyons, and bayous.

Speakers will include:

Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist
Greg Bertelsen, Senior Vice President, Climate Leadership Council
Madeleine Para, Vice President of Programs, Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Healthcare Seminar Exhibit & Social (SES) 2018 @ The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm

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Health Symposium Exhibition & Social (SES) annually provides an opportunity for education and networking to members of the architectural and healthcare communities. The event includes happy hour, a seminar, and a panel discussion focusing on a new era of growth and innovation in the healthcare industry.

2018 Keynote Speaker

Paul D., Biddinger, MD

Chief, Division of Emergency Preparedness
Director, MGH Center for Disaster Medicine

Register Here!


  • Interns – $20.00
  • AIA Member – $40.00
  • Non Member – $80.00

Continuing Education Credits

  • 1.5 HSW Learning Units (SES)
  • All AIA Members will be reported
  • All Non Members will receive certificates


For more events by the American Institute of Architects, visit their Events Calendar!

MPC’s Annual Gala, Picnic For the Park @ The Forest Club
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm

18beeaThe 2018 event, co-chaired by Rosanna and Myron Blalock and Gayle and Richard Hightower, along with honorary chairs Terry and Tommy Smith, will be a celebration of Memorial Park and the work and dedication of its ardent supporters.

An Evening Picnic theme will welcome guests as they gather for cocktails at 6:30p, a seated dinner at 7:30p, and dancing the night away. “Bee” casual; no ties.

Reserve your spot today by contacting [email protected], visiting our website or by calling 713-863-8403 x108.

2018 Houston Wilderness Annual Luncheon @ River Oaks Country Club
Feb 21 @ 11:30 am

Honoring the founding members of the Quality of Life (QoL) Coalition with the Annual Wild Life Award

On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018, Houston Wilderness will have the honor of presenting its annual Wild Life Award to the founding members of the Quality of Life Coalition at the Annual Luncheon at River Oaks Country Club. The award will honor their strong and enduring commitment to enhancing Houston’s quality of life and preserving our natural environment for many generations to experience and enjoy.

For more information, visit Houston Wilderness’s Annual Luncheon.

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Walk for the Woods Project @ Ripley House Neighborhood Center
Feb 24 @ 8:00 am

Walk for The Woods Project 2018

Length: Estimated 3 miles

Where: Scenic route that winds through East End neighborhood and along beautiful Buffalo Bayou

What: Learn more about Houston’s East End, meet our students and volunteers and support The Woods Project

This estimated 5K walk will take you on a journey through Houston’s historic East End, where many of The Woods Project’s students live and play. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for The Woods Project and promises to be a great morning of community, history and fun!The scenic route includes stops along a beautiful undeveloped area of Buffalo Bayou, where walkers will learn about the efforts to clean up the bayou.

Additionally, what makes this Walk very unique are the history stops found throughout the route, such as Firehouse #2. Walkers are encouraged to visit history stops to learn about important people and places in the area and the role they have played in shaping Houston.

The Walk is a great opportunity to meet The Woods Project’s students. Join us to celebrate our students and see the historic East End!

The event will be fun for the whole family with plenty of family-friendly activities and entertainment happening during and after the walk. However, please be advised that due to local restrictions, glass containers, any animals including dogs, roller skates, skateboards, or bikes are not allowed at the event. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Bayou Trail.

The Golden Boot Award

The Golden Boot is awarded each year to the team that can bring out the most participants to the Walk for the Woods Project. It is a prestigious award which shows your team’s commitment to our program and to improving the lives of our students.


Parking is “first come, first serve” at Ripley House, and it will fill up quickly.

Look for volunteers and signs to help you get to the right place!


Donate or Register Today!

You can register as an individual, or you can join a walk team!


Is your company interested in supporting the Walk or sponsoring your team?

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Please contact Jessi Manley, Development Director, at [email protected] o816-507-3661.

MPC’s 10th Annual Brunch Run @ East Memorial Loop south of Arnot
Mar 10 @ 6:30 am – 12:00 pm

The 10th annual Brunch Run in Memorial Park is the only race with such a fun after-party! The Brunch Run is an ideal option for park lovers and companies alike to not only show their support of Memorial Park but to have fun while doing it. Event sponsors receive robust media exposure, plus an opportunity to host their employees in participation in a health and wellness event. At the post-race party in Picnic Loop, enjoy food and beverages from local vendors, music, and an awards ceremony.

Registration includes:Picture

  • MPC Brunch Run T-shirt
  • Timing Tags
  • Free Fundraising Page
  • Beautiful 4-mile run through Memorial Park
  • Entry to the amazing post-race party!

See the race page for more information, including registration.


Fight for Air Climb
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

When you participate in a Fight For Air Climb, you are stepping up to make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease. Participants raise funds to support the mission of the American Lung Association while training to climb the stairs of a skyscraper.

Whether you are climbing alone or with friends and family, as a part of a healthy lifestyle or in honor of all those who are affected by lung disease, you will achieve a sense of personal accomplishment as you reach the top of the building and the height of your fundraising potential. Every step you take moves us forward in our fight for healthy lungs and clean air.

We encourage you to start today and are here to help you, from the first step in your Climb all the way to the top.

MPC’s 13th Annual Golf Tournament @ Memorial Park Golf Course
May 8 @ 11:30 am


This annual Florida scramble is a much-anticipated event each year, and participants mark their calendars early so as not to miss out! Sponsors are the celebrated guests at the event, and the afternoon ends with a reception featuring icy cold beverages and hot-off-the-grill Becks Prime burgers. Sign up your foursome today, or call 713-863-8403 for more information.

11 a.m. | Registration and Lunch

12:30 p.m. | Shotgun Start

5:30 p.m. | Burgers & Beer Celebration and Awards Presentation