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Hibiscus show and sale coming Sunday

Hundreds of exotic hibiscus blooms will be displayed by the Lone Star Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19 at the Bellaire Community Center, 7008 South Rice Avenue. Named variety hibiscus will be for sale. Blooms will be displayed representing varieties of the tropical “Chinese” hibiscus that grow well in Texas. Admission is free. Two free hibiscus plants will be given to those who join the Lone Star Chapter during show hours.

Visitors will receive the free leaflet ‘How to Grow Better Hibiscus Near The Texas Coast.” To raise funds, the chapter will sell landscape and exotic hibiscus plants, the internationally acclaimed Hibiscus Handbook, and the Space City Chapter’s water-soluble fertilizer, 18-10-28, formulated especially for hibiscus.

Experienced hibiscus growers will share growing tips and answer questions. For consultations about growing problems, leaves from problem hibiscus may be brought to the show in sealed plastic bags to the “Help Desk.” Also, bring your “mystery” hibiscus blooms for identification.

The Lone Star Chapter meets every fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., March through October, at the Garden Center in Hermann Park. Visitors are most welcome. You are invited to visit our website http://www.lonestarahs.org to learn more about tropical hibiscus.

Football tickets available

Fans of Aldine ISD’s four varsity football programs can purchase tickets now to see their favorite teams in action during the 2001 season.

Tickets can be purchased through the Aldine ISD Athletic Department located in the M.O. Campbell Educational Center, located at 1865 Aldine Bender Road. Advance tickets (to home games at Thorne Stadium) are $4 in advance and $5 at the gate. Student tickets are $2 in advance and $5 at the gate.

The season begins the weekend of Sept. 7-8. For more information, contact Joe Young, AISD director of athletics, at 281-985-6100.

Free Texas music at Garden in the Heights

With roots in country, folk, blues, and rock, Texas music came out of the Hill Country around Austin and en-joyed a loyal and growing following over the years. A new generation of performers has exploded on the scene, and the Homegrown Texas Jam serves as a showcase for them and the Texas music stars of tomorrow.

Garden in the Heights is the perfect venue for the series with Texas roots going back to the 1880’s, an outdoor concert area under the trees, and large indoor hall in the event of rain.

The Homegrown Texas Jam is a Thursday night free (21 and over only) concert series featuring the new genera-tion of Texas music artists. Each week, the Jam will feature live free performances by hot young artists such as Jack Ingram, Roger Creager and Bill Pekar with Texas Music legends like Guy Clarke. The eight-week series at the his-toric Garden in the Heights kicks off August 16th with Jack Ingram.

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Food and drink will be available. Check the website at www,underwayproductions.com for band updates and times.