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Benefit Barbecue on September 6th & 7th

There will be a Benefit Barbecue from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, September 6th and 7th at 4335 Hopper Road. Proceeds from the Benefit will go to help pay the funeral expenses of Steven Carnes.

Green Forest Civic Club schedules August meeting

Green Forest Civic Club regular meeting held at 6:30 p.m. August 30th at the Sheriff Storefront at 5202 Aldine Mail Route. Junk Cars? Weeds in the yards? Trash? Furniture? Neighborhood Nuisance Abatement will be discussed.

Health Fair at Greenspoint on September 7th

New Believers Christian Church will sponsor a health fair from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th in the Greenspoint Mall. The fair will offer free mammograms for women over age 35 who have no health insurance, HIV testing, blood presusure and blood sugar screenings and dental exams. In addition there will be clowns, face painting, free gift bags and a gospel concert. For more information, please call Lanita Hale at 281-586-7643.

Stop Smoking at Community Clinic Cessation Program

The Community Clinic will be offering a smoking cessation program in the fall. The treatment program will be from 8-9 a.m. for eight Wednesdays and will include a support group. The Clinic hopes to be able to provide nicotine replacement for those without financial resources. The Clinic is located at 5808 Airline Drive. For more information, please call 713-695-4013.

Communities Against Tobacco host training session

Communities Against Tobacco will present a Community Leaders Training Meeting at Aldine Library, 11331 Airline, from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday August 29th. The presentation will consist of The Dangers of Smoking, Secondhand Smoke, A.C.C. Quite Line Number, Educational Information and a Display of Props. For more information, please call 281-536-9779.

Community of Hope to sponsor health fair

The Hope Community Circle of Care will sponsor a health fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 31st in the Greenspoint Mall Community Room. Groups, ministries and agencies are invited to set up a booth at no cost. The days events will include primary screenings, check-ups, CHIP representatives, clowns, health care providers and ministries, giveaways and more. For more information, please call Sheryl Malone at 281-261-1803 or Chris Beam at 281-353-6712.

Northeast community Center offers classes

Basic English as a Second Language classes will be held at the Northeast Community Center, 10918 1/2 Bentley, every Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon beginning September 4th. Prospective students must be at least 17 years of age and must be assessed for placement. Testing will be held on August 26th from 9 a.m. until noon.
Star Track Orientation for GED classes will be held on August 27 and 29th from 6-9 p.m. Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday night from September 3rd until December 5th.
For more informaion, please call 281-442-79509.

Boys and Girls Clubs to register youngsters for football

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitian Houston will register children ages 7-12 for the Major City Football League now through September 7th. Local club locations are 2600 Aldine Westfield Road and 4515 Irvington. For more information, please call 713-752-0677.

High Meadows North Monthly Meetings

The High Meadows North Civic Club meets every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion, 3415 Aldine Mail Route. All High meadows residents are encouraged to attend.

Grief support offered by Houston Hospice

Houston Hospice is presenting a six-week grief education/support program, “Life After Loss,” developed by the American Cancer Society to help bereaved people better understand the grief process, their emotions, and how to cope with them.
Houston Hospice Bereavement Services will offer a combination of teaching, discussion, and learning activities for individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
The session will be held from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning September 5th through October 10th.
Call Kay Bergen or Kay French at 713-468-2441 to register for this free, limited enrollment series.

Super Neighborhood Meeting – Jensen area

Neighbors, civic groups, businesses, churches, schools and other groups are invited to attend the Eastex-Jensen area Super Neighborhood Meeting the fourth Thursday of each month at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, 2600 Aldine Westfield. For more information, please call Rev. Lee Simpson at 713-618-4750

Unity Baptist seeks musicians

Unity Baptist Church, on the south side of US 59 between Mt. Houston and Hopper, is looking for musicians to play both Sunday services. Anyone who plays piano, guitar, dobro, mandolin, banjo or any other instrument and would like to play, please call Dot Brooks at 281-987-0252 or call the church and leave a message at 281-442-5455.

Free blood pressure blood sugar tests

Dr. Rafael Borges will perform free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings in his office on Wednesday, August 28st between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. His office is located at 2807 Little York, Suite 110 (inside Houston CommunityHospital) For more information, please call 713-696-4652.

Inmate Families (InFO) meets on Thursdays

The Houston Chapter of Inmate Families (InFO), Inc. holds monthly meetings the second Thursday of each month at the Montrose Library, 4100 Montrose at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call 713-515-3736.

Kashmere High class of 1982 20-year reunion

The Kashmere High School Class of 1982 is having its 20-Year Reunion Weekend Activities, Friday, August 23 thru Sunday, August 25. The Reunion Banquet will be held at The Grand Room, 4442 KeIley Street, from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Tickets for this event are $55 prepaid.
For more information, please call 713-213-7434.

MacArthur High Class of 1992 plans 10-year reunion

RSVP and information forms for the reunion have been mailed. If you have not received yours, email your home and email addresses to Macarthur1992@ev1.net and they will be sent to you immediately. The reunion will be on October 12. For more information, please call 281-985-3316.

Jeff Davis classes of ‘57 & ‘58 plan reunion

Jeff Davis High School, classes of 1957 and 1958 will hold a reunion at the Omni Hotel on Saturday, September 28th. For more information, please call Tommy Gee at 713-771-6558 or J.D. McClung at 713-697-6770.

Houston Technical Institute to hold reunion

The Houston Technical Institute Alumni Reunion Committee is planning an alumni reunion for September 28th. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. For more information, please call 281-590-7489, leave a message.

Booker T. Washington class of 1967 reunion

The 1967 Class of Booker T. Washington High School is planning its 35th Class Reunion. For more information, please contact Beverly Ross 713-673-6195, Daisy Thomas 713-491-8855 or Ruthell Jones at 281-820-6634.

Sam Houston High class of 1972 reunion

The 1972 Class of Sam Houston High School will hold its 30 Year Reunion on September 14, 2002. For more information, contact Judy (Reagan) Hughes at 281-364-0194 or e-mail her at jubenhughes@msn.com or Gayle (Peacock) Scardino at 281-364-9210 or Judy (Romoser) Duke at 281-324-4122.

Sam Houston High class of 1965-1971 reunion

The 1965-1971 Classes of Sam Houston High School will hold their reunion from 10 a.m. until dark on September 28th at Schott Park in Humble. For more information, contact Paula Norris at 281-376-5294 or email to paulap47@hotmail.com.

Senior Citizens Club meets on Fridays

The Senior Citizens Club meets the second Friday of each month from 10 am, until noon at the Aldine Community Center, located at 4700 Aldine Mail Route.
For information, call 281-449-4828.

Sunbeam Curry Civic Club meetings

The Sunbeam Curry Civic Club meets at 7:00 p.m. the Monday following the 4th Sunday every month at Hill Zion Baptist Church. Everyone who lives between Tidwell and Bennington is invited to attend. For more in formation, please call Lois Lewis at 713-695-0769 or 713-248-8049.

Free ESL & GED Classes

The Harris County Department of Education Adult Education Division and North Forest ISD will hold free ESL and GED classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Hilliard Elementary, 6511 N, Wayside and on Mondays and Wednesdays at Kirby Middle School. 9709 Mesa Drive.

Texas Inmate Families meetings

Families and friends of former inmates and former inmates are invited to attend meetings of the Texas Inmates Families Association (TIFA) the third Thursday of every month at North Central Assembly of God, 13703 Aldine Westfield at Lauder.
Please call Kathy Kesinger at 281-446-7244 for more information.

Parkinson’s Disease support group meeting

The HAPS City-Wide Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets at 10:15 a.m. on Thurdays in the Heights Hospital 5th floor solarium, 1917 Ashland. There is no charge. For more information, please call Jean Parks at 713-681-9992 or Kathleen Crist at 713-626-7114.

Free GED classes offered at Community Center

North East Harris County Community Center at 10918 1/2 Bentley will offer free GED classes. Orientation will be from 6-9 p.m. on August 26th and 28th. For more information, please call 281-442-7950.

Senior activities at NE Community Center

Seniors 55 and older are invited to check out the fun activities going on at the North East Harris County Community Center at 10918 1/2 Bentley. Daily activities include dominos, “42” and Domino Train. There is a monthly dance every second Monday night with a live band, Gospel and Country night also with live music every third Monday night, day trips, overnight trips, ladies’ exercise at 9:00 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and much, much more! For information, call 281-442-7950.

Volunteers needed for Hospice patients

Community volunteers are needed by Hospice Preferred Choice of Houston to provide companionship or bereavement support for patients and their famiolies. Training is provided. For more information, please call Charlene Reynolds, volunteer coordinator at 713-864-2626.

Free literacy classes held at Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, 2600 Aldine Westfield, will hold both English and Spanish literacy classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. For more information, please call 713-695-3388.

Local TOPS meetings

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #TX929.meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 800 E. Main Street in Humble. Call Gloria at 281-354-8306 or Ruby at 281-441-2343.
TOPS #TX547 meets regularly on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at Polish Home. For information, call Lynn at 832-593-6647 or Reve at 281-445-1673.
TOPS #TX384 meets at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays at Clark Park, 9718 Clark @ Dipping Lane. For information, call 713-694- 8292 or 713-697-0927.

Houston Public Library needs bilingual volunteers for computer training classes

If you’re a computer wiz the Houston Public Library needs you! They are looking for bilingual volunteer instructors that can teach from Computer Basics to MS Excel. The Library offers free computer Training Classes for the public every month. Classes are available at seven Houston Public Library Branches. For more details call Marlana Mitchell – Community Involvement Coordinator at 832-393-1481.

Technology outreach now registering

The William Booth Computer Learning Center offers 16 hours of computer instruction for $55.00. Classes meet for two hours twice a week for four weeks, Morning, afternoon and evening class schedules are available, Students can enjoy individual attention from expert teachers who are personable and very easy to understand. August courses are Basic Computing (Windows 98), Word I and Excel I. The computer lab is conveniently located on the first floor lobby of The Salvation Army William Booth Gardens, a beautiful seniors residential complex, at 808 Frawley, one block south of the intersection of Calvacade and Irvingron.
For more information or to register please stop by or call 713-692-5209 and ask for Ann.

Christian meditation group meets on Fridays

A Christian Meditation group meets each Friday, from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM at the Hope Community Church, located at 15501 Lillja Road, Houston, TX 77060. We meet in the Fellowship Hall of the Imperial Valley Assembly of God. Christian Meditation has its roots in Christianity dating back to the Third Century A.D. and is a way of centering the mind on Jesus who lives in the heart. For more information, contact Chris Beam at 281-353-6712 or email at chris_beam@wcg.org.

Church food pantry has new hours

The Oak Glen Church of God of Prophecy, 661 Aldine Mail Route, will have new days and hours for its food pantry. The pantry will be open 2 days a week (Wednesday and Friday) from 3-5 p.m to serve people in zip codes 77037, 77039, 77060, 77093.
We will need a recent utility bill (no older than 30 days) to prove eligibility. An application must be filled out and social security cards or birth certificates for each family member must be presented. Each family will be given a 3 to 5 day supply of food.