Calendar

Oct
27
Fri
2017
Monthly Solar Energy System Workshop @ TXRX
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This free workshop addresses the basics on how to install and operate a solar system.  It covers topics such as solar array types, costs of equipment and labor, permitting, energy savings, and reliability.  The instructor Bill Swann is an expert in solar energy and has built many of his own solar systems.  This workshop is ideal for all people as Bill can answer the simplest and most technical of questions.  If you want to learn more about solar, this is the workshop for you. This is a free, public workshop. Street parking available. To RSVP,  email Bill Swann.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Brays Bayou 2nd Annual Invasive Species Round-Up and Carpathon @ Willow Waterhole Greenway
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am

The Brays Bayou 2nd Annual Invasive Species Round-Up and Carpathon will be held on October 28 at Willow Waterhole Greenway. Admission and parking are free for all visitors. For those wishing to participate in the tournament, there will be a fee of $20 that allows them to compete in Fly Fishing and Conventional Divisions. Other activities include fishing clinics and and invasive species presentation. The event will be held with the cooperation of the The Texas Flyfishers, and starts at 8:00 am at Westbury Lake (5300 Dryad). For further details, please download the flyer.

Houston’s First Repair Cafe  @ TX/RX Labs
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Saturday, October 28th from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, please visit Houston’s first Repair Cafe at TX/RX Labs at 205 Roberts Street. A Repair Cafe celebrates fixing through a fun, collaborative, hands-on, fix-n-learn, community event. People bring in their broken items for assessment, disassembly and repair. Bring your tool kit and join to have fun and learn while helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff! Volunteers assess, take apart, and hopefully — REPAIR. Transition Houston is partnering with TX/RX Labs, the City of Houston Green Building Resource CenterHouston Complete CommunitiesCitizens’ Environmental CoalitionTexas Campaign for the Environment, and the Houston Peace and Justice Center in this effort! They invite you to bring in a broken item and meet local people who have offered to share their skills to help you make repairs. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table, by leafing through books on repairs and DIY. Acceptable Items to bring include clothing, small appliances as well as tools and blades for sharpening
. Can you volunteer to help with repair or the event? Calling all handywomen, handymen, handy kids, handy teens and families, tinkerers, and sewers! Volunteer to have fun and learn through helping others troubleshoot and fix their broken stuff. Volunteers are also needed on the day of the event as guides and to assist with general coordination. Sign up to participate online at https://repaircafehouston.eventbrite.com.

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala @ The Water Works
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm

You are invited to this year’s Buffalo Bayou Partnership GalaSunset on the Bayou. Guests will dine al fresco on the beautiful lawn at The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park while honoring Susan Keeton and celebrating renovation of the historic Sunset Coffee Building.This event will be located at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park on Thursday, November 2 with cocktails at 6:30 PM and a seated dinner proceeding at 8:00 PM. Click here to view the invitation. Tables of ten are $25,000; $15,000; $10,000 and $6,000. Individual tickets are $1,500; $1,000 and $600. For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact Trudi Smith at 713.752.0314 ext. 103.

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Save the Date: Urban Wild Bridge Bash @ Memorial Park
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Save the Date: Urban Wild Bridge Bash @ Memorial Park | Houston | Texas | United States

Urban Wild is a group of young professionals actively supporting the work of Memorial Park Conservancy through membership and service. In return, Urban Wild members are exposed to various professional networks, as well as opportunities to learn more about, and advocate for, a treasured Houston greenspace. Enjoy a lovely night underneath the stars on top of the Living Bridge with food, lights, and music at their annual Urban Wild Bridge Bash by registering as a member.

 

Nov
14
Tue
2017
White Oak Bayou Association Annual Meeting @ Historic Heights Fire Station
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please Join White Oak Bayou Association for its 2017 Annual Meeting
November 14, 2017 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Historic Heights Fire Station – Street Level
107 West 12th Street, Houston, TX 77008

6:00 pm Social/Networking
7:00 pm Special Guest Introductions and Presentation
Presenter: Gary F. Zika* – Federal Projects Department Manager for Harris County Flood Control
Title: Review of the White Oak Bayou Federal Project
8:00 pm General Meeting

Pizza and other refreshments served
RSVP Whiteoakbayouassociation@gmail.com
If you have any questions, Please contact Tom Galltomjgall2@gmail.com

Nov
24
Fri
2017
Monthly Solar Energy System Workshop @ TXRX
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This free workshop addresses the basics on how to install and operate a solar system.  It covers topics such as solar array types, costs of equipment and labor, permitting, energy savings, and reliability.  The instructor Bill Swann is an expert in solar energy and has built many of his own solar systems.  This workshop is ideal for all people as Bill can answer the simplest and most technical of questions.  If you want to learn more about solar, this is the workshop for you. This is a free, public workshop. Street parking available. To RSVP,  email Bill Swann.

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Solar Business Festival @ Hilton Austin Hotel - Downtown
Nov 29 @ 7:45 am – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm

The Solar Business Festival (SBF) is the leading solar conference and trade show that focuses on Texas markets and provides a significant business platform for knowledge sharing, connectivity, marketing, and sales. The event brings together manufacturers & suppliers, distributors, service providers, installers and integrators, energy consumers, project developers/EPC contractors, investors and analysts, system integrators, government officials & policy makers, utilities, research institutes, architects, and PV equipment & materials companies. For more information and to register, visit www.sbftexas.com.

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Nature Explore Educator Workshops @ Mercer Botanic Gardens
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Image result for mercer botanic gardensThe Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation in collaboration with Mercer Botanic Gardens proudly invite you to Nature Explore workshops devoted to reconnecting children with nature. Two workshops are available on Saturday, December 9, 2017. One workshop is $40; register for both workshops to receive a $5 discount. Register online at www.natureexplore.org/workshops/educator-workshops. Workshop location: Mercer Botanic Gardens, Humble, TX.

  • Moving to Learn. 9:00 AM to noonDiscover effective techniques for providing indoor and outdoor movement activities that help children develop body control, gain knowledge about the world and enjoy an outlet for emotional expression.
  • Heart-Centered Teaching. 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Heart-centered teaching begins with an appreciation for the wonders of the world, the people around us and ourselves. It honors individual gifts and helps children learn authentically. Discover a set of tools for cultivating a more joyful approach to teaching.