Need to weed out a few things? This is advance notice of the Houston Sierra annual yard sale, where you can ‘recycle’ no longer needed items. This event is one of the Houston Group’s annual fundraising efforts. All proceeds go to support the Houston Group and its local conservation and educational programs. For the list of acceptable items and other information, visit www.sierraclub.org/texas/houston.
The annual Houston/Galveston Extreme Weather Ready Expo aims to prepare residents for extreme weather situations through presentations, interactive exhibits, weather forecasting and more. The event was formerly named the Hurricane Preparedness Workshop, but has been expanded to include other forms of severe weather that affect the Houston area on all-to-frequent occasions. This free event is family-friendly and open to the public. The expo is the largest of its kind in the nation with more than 2,500 attendees each year. For more information, visit www.hurricaneworkshop.com.
With the support of our dedicated volunteers, our founders created the VegFest Houston festival which debuted in 2011. VegFest Houston is The Premier Vegan Community Festival of Texas! Our festival format is an Expo this year and will be more exciting than ever! Save the date for June 17, 2017!
This amazing, diverse, all-vegan community event is held right here in the nation’s 4th largest city. It’s no wonder, since Houston is ranked the 4th “Most Veg-friendly City” in the nation as of 2012, making us the top Texas Veg-friendly city! This festival is produced entirely by volunteers from our nonprofit organization. Our popular event features vegan vendors and exhibitors, family-friendly kids activities, giveaways and more. VegFest Houston promotes an ethical, compassionate and truly sustainable world for all. Ours is one of the most diverse vegan festivals in the nation!!!
VegFest Houston was on hiatus from 2015-2016 while our nonprofit organization launched exciting new outreach projects, created additional annual events, and expanded our fundraising. A larger venue was also sought out in order to meet the needs of our growing festival, as well as a fresh new format. We are pleased to announce the exciting and spacious venue for our VegFest Houston in 2017! Join us at the luxurious Stafford Centre Convention Hall on Saturday, June 17, 2017!
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its connection to NASA planetary science and exploration, as well as the cultural and personal connections we all have with Earth’s nearest neighbor. Everyone on Earth is invited to join the celebration by hosting or attending an InOMN event — and uniting on one day each year to look at and learn about the Moon together.
On this site, you can find information about how to host, register, and evaluate your InOMN event, look for an InOMN event near you, and share pictures and highlights from InOMN.
InOMN is sponsored by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), and the Lunar and Planetary Institute.
Local events have been planned in the past at Rice University, Bellaire High School, HMNS’s George Observatory at Brazos Bend State Park, and the Lunar and Planetary Institute. Check http://observethemoonnight.org/ for additional information about these events and more that might have been added.
Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting our fifth Annual Moth Night Out Event, Saturday evening on July 22, 2017, as part of National Moth Week events occurring across the country. Interested folks will meet at the Refuge Headquarters building at 9:00 pm to see and photograph some of the over 800 species of moths documented around the building’s security lights. A short Power Point Presentation will be given starting at 9:00 PM about moths seen at the refuge. Additionally, black lights and mercury vapor lights will be set up alongside white sheets to get close up views.
National Moth Week provides a much-needed spotlight on moths and their ecological importance as well as their incredible biodiversity. National Moth Week offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Numerous organizations around the world have partnered with National Moth Week and are supporting the event. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, National Moth Week participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe. Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters building is located at 601 FM 1011 Liberty, TX. It is directly across the street from the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center.
Call the Refuge office at 936-336-9786 for more information. All ages are invited, but the group will be out until late in the evening.
Saturday, October 21 from 10 am – 4 pm
This event is rain or shine. No pets, please. All activities are free once inside.
$13 online preorder, $15 at the door
Ticket prices for ages 3 and up
Get your tickets today! Online pre-orders end Friday, October 20th at noon.
FREE admission all day!
To ensure smooth members’ entry, please purchase your membership before 4:00 pm on Friday, October 20th.
Happy Halloween! The Arboretum invites you to our annual ArBOOretum fall festival. At ArBOOretum all the little ghouls and goblins and their parents come to play, learn, and have an enchanting day enjoying festive activities on the grounds of our nature sanctuary.
This fantastic family event features a Trick-or-Treat Trail where kids learn about different creatures and collect candy while traveling along one of our nature trails.
ArBOOretum filled with a witch’s brew of activities including:
- Trick or treating
- Train rides
- Live owls and reptiles
- Petting zoo
- Pony rides
- Pumpkin decorating
- Face painting
- Food trucks
- …and more!
Come have a ghostly good time in our SUPER-natural environment.
All proceeds for this event support the Arboretum’s wide variety of education and conservation programs. With questions please call us at: 713-681-8433.
The Arboretum grounds will be closed to parking for ArBOOretum. Free offsite parking with shuttle buses will be available all day at the garage located at 4801 Woodway, just west of 610 on Woodway.
The Park to Port Bike Ride gives cyclists a unique perspective of Houston. The 20-mile ride will start in Hermann Park and travel east along the Bayou Greenway trail on Brays Bayou to the Port of Houston. There will be a turn-around party at Brady’s Landing Restaurant, sponsored by Port Houston, with snacks, music, and activities. Riders will then return along the same path, heading west, to Hermann Park for a post-ride celebration where there will be music, food, drinks and more. For a complete map of the route, click here.
Riders can also turn around at MacGregor Park for a shorter ride.
Online registration has ended. On-site registration will be available the day of the event. Individual registration is $35.
6:30 AM: Registration opens
7 – 9 AM: Rolling start at Bill Coats Bridge in Hermann Park
9 – 10:30 AM: Brady’s Landing Turn-Around Party, sponsored by Port Houston
10:00 AM – 12 AM: Post-ride celebration at Bill Coats Bridge in Hermann Park
Free parking is available for riders at the John P. McGovern Campus Lot, located at 2450 Holcombe, Entrance #81, on the corner of Holcombe and Almeda. For a map to the lot, click here. For a map from the parking lot to registration and the starting point, click here.
For further event details, please visit www.hermannpark.org/calendar/park-to-port-bike-ride/.
King Richard (Andrassy) and Maid Mary (Shinn) art please’d to host the Bayou Preservation Association’s 2017 Gala – Merriment on the Bayou at their home in ye ole Sherwood Forest. The festivities shall taketh place on Thursday eve, the tenth month October 12, in the year 2017, at 603 West Friar Tuck Lane. Please joineth their band of merry people and get your tickets on the interwebs. If you’re interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Jennifer Cate at 713-206-5505 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houston Geological Society’s Earth Science Celebration is annually held at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This event offers hands-on activites and demonstrations in the Glassell Hall, Wiess Energy Hall , and Morian Hall of Paleontology.
There is special pricing for this event: K-12 students, college students, teachers, and professors pay $3.50 with a valid school/college ID.
- Attendees are to pick up a voucher at the Grand Hall Entrance table before purchasing a ticket.
- Teachers may receive a free 2017 ESW Toolkits with a valid school ID.
- There is no need to register for the event ahead of time.
Pricing for persons without a valid school/college ID is unknown.
The BikeHouston Moonlight Ramble is Houston’s oldest charity bike ride. It draws more than 2,000 cyclists, many of whom join us each year and add the latest commemorative Ramble T-shirt to their collection. This fun night-time bike ride is suitable for most ages and abilities.
Before the ride, join us for music, food and drinks, and last-minute bike tune-ups. Show us your wildest bike decorations and costumes! After the ride, the party continues with music, beer from Saint Arnold, snacks and prizes for the best-illuminated bike, best costume and more.
Pre-ride festival: 8 p.m.
Join us for music, food, and drinks at the pre-ride festival at Discovery Green! Visit our sponsor booths, give your bike a tune-up with our bike shop sponsors, or buy vintage Moonlight Ramble shirts, jerseys, and other once-a-year goodies. BikeHouston volunteers will also be in the crowd looking for the best-illuminated bike, best costume and more to win prizes after the ride.
The festival is located on Avenida de las Americas and Discovery Green.
Ride: 9 p.m.
Ride through historic Houston neighborhoods and see the city like never before! This 10-mile course will include rest stops with music and snacks, and HPD officers will be stationed at intersections for traffic control. BikeHouston volunteers will be posted throughout the route to guide you along your way.
The ride will leave at 9 p.m. and begin and end along Avenida de las Americas. Ambitious cyclists may ride the loop twice, but the course closes at 11 p.m. All riders must wear helmets and have front and rear lights on their bikes.
Post-ride party: 10 p.m. to midnight
After the ride, meet us back at Discovery Green for more music, beer from Saint Arnold, snacks, prizes and other surprises.
PRICING AND MEMBERSHIP
- October registration (ends Oct. 13): $25 for members, $45 for nonmembers
- Day-of registration (Oct. 14): $35 for members, $60 for nonmembers
- Registration for Ramble volunteers: Free
- Members, check your email for the member price code.
Each registration period also includes a VIP option, which provides access to the VIP tent at the post-ride party, a pre-Ramble dinner, and a limited-edition Ramble jersey and T-shirt.
All non-member registrations include a membership to BikeHouston and will help support better, safer biking in Houston, as well as provide access to discounts at select Houston businesses.
For riders who register after Sept. 30, T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis the night of the ride.
Volunteer for the Ramble HERE.
For more information: visit bikehouston.org/ramble2017.