Calendar

May
19
Sat
2018
Houston Hackathon v6 @ The Cannon
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – May 20 @ 3:00 pm

This is the sixth annual Houston Hackathon, where all kinds of tech, data, and policy nerds come together to work on projects that make Houston a better place to live. If you’ve never been to a Sketch City event before, this is the one you can’t miss.

Work on projects related to Census 2020, disaster response and recovery, public safety and criminal justice, environmental advocacy, and so much more. No matter what you care about, or what skills you bring to the table, there’s a place for you.

More details will be released in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, reserve your spot! As always, the hackathon is completely free and open to the public.

Visit houstonhackathon.com for more information (e.g. schedule).

May
20
Sun
2018
Saint Arnold Farmers Market @ Saint Arnold Brewing Company
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday, March 25 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 20 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday, July 22 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, August 26 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Urban Harvest Farmers Market is bringing the bounty of the garden and delicious food vendors to our brewery throughout the year. Shop local and grab a beer in the comfort of our air-conditioned Beer Hall.

For more information, visit saintarnold.com.

Westchase District Farmers Market @ Navigation Esplanade
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Brought to you by the Greater East End Management District, the East End Street Market is open every Sunday from 10am – 2pm on the Navigation Esplanade (2800 Navigation Blvd.) in front of the historic original Ninfa’s Restaurant.

Unique among Houston’s farmers markets, the East End Street Market blends sights and sounds, cuisine and culture to create an experience that is rooted in one of Houston’s most historic communities.

Visit the East End Street Market to sample fresh garden fruits and vegetables, locally produced farm and dairy products, prepared foods, and unique handcrafted wares.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact Market Manager Chef Roy Rodriguez.

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For more information, visit eastendhouston.com/market.

Get Into Your Sanctuary Day @ Lasker Park Community Pool
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cool off at Galveston’s new pool and learn about Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary at the same time!

Join us to find out how you can get involved in protecting the coral reefs off Galveston’s coast. Discover the sanctuary through photos and video, meet a scuba diver, learn about dive equipment, make your own reusable grocery bag to replace plastic alternatives, and more!

Lasker Park Community Pool is located at 2016 43rd Street, Galveston, TX 77550.
Regular pool fees apply.

https://www.galvestontx.gov/530/Lasker-Park-Community-Pool

Cigna Sunday Streets @ Montrose
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

During Cigna Sunday Streets, a major thoroughfare is closed to motorized traffic.
Without cars on the road, you’ll be able to
enjoy walking, running, dancing or cycling
with friends and family. Cigna Sunday Streets
promotes being physically active, meeting
your neighbors, and exploring your
community. Please help spread the word
and visit houstonspecialevents.org for more information.

Stump the Treehugger – Environmental Trivia Contest @ Saint Arnold Brewing Company
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join CEC at St. Arnold’s Brewery on Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 4 PM to 6PM for the Environmental Trivia Contest. Sponsored by the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, this exciting environmental competition will stimulate and challenge all area tree-huggers (as well as budding ones). Think & Drink for the Planet!

What to expect:
– Skillfully selected questions to make your head spin
– Delicious, locally-grown food provided by Churrasco To Go
– Free beer
– A few surprises 🙂

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Urban Harvest Sunday Supper @ Weights + Measures
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Urban Harvest for our first Spring Sunday Supper! Experience one-of-a-kind dishes when Houston’s top chefs partner with area farmers to create a fresh, seasonal supper benefiting Urban Harvest, a nonprofit organization that leads Houston’s local food movement. Sunday Supper at Weights + Measures will feature a group of Houston’s notable chefs who have pledged to impress guests with creative combinations that speak to Urban Harvest’s mission of cultivating thriving communities through gardening and access to healthy, local food.

unday Supper at Weights + Measures will offer a bountiful spread of dishes that spotlight seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms. In partnership with chef Richard Kaplan of Weights + Measures, contributing chefs include Dawn Burrell of Kulture, Stephanie Hoban of Ripe Cuisine, Tony Luhrman of El Topo, Graham LaBorde of Killen’s, Bobby Matos of State of Grace, Kevin Naderi of Roost, and Soren Pedersen of Currant Kitchen.

The evening will also feature a live auction showcasing get-aways, party packages, unique dinners and more.

Proceeds benefit Urban Harvest.

Webinar: Care and Stewardship of the Wildlife & EcoSystems in Our Communities @ The Internet
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2018 is Stewardship.

At the May web meeting, we welcome Anja Machado, Executive Director, and Victoria Hepburn, Education/Outreach Coordinator, of the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (TWRC), who will discuss Care and Stewardship of Wildlife & EcoSystems in Our Communities. Anja will explain how the TWRC cares for wildlife brought to the center, and the role of rehabilitators who care for animals in their homes. She will also discussion volunteer opportunities at the center. Victoria will explain how to recognize if an animal is in need, how to assist animals in need, and how to bring injured or orphaned animals to the center for assistance. She will also highlight how attendees can be true stewards of our urban and suburban ecosystems, and the importance of doing so to the health & vitality of our city. After their talk, there will be time for Q&A.

May
21
Mon
2018
Achieving HSE Excellence With Innovative Technologies @ JW Marriott Houston
May 21 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 pm

The sixth annual Verdantix Summit convenes Health, Safety and Environmental professionals from diverse industries to share insights on how to improve HSE outcomes with innovative technologies such as software, mobile apps, drones, in-vehicle monitoring, virtual reality training, smart PPE and data analytics. For more information and to register, visit www.verdantixsummit.