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Salute to Heroes to Aid Wounded Warriors

February 1st, 2020

One of the Bay Area’s most popular events – Salute to Heroes V – is coming up Friday, April 3, from 7 to 11 p.m., in South Shore Harbour Resort’s Crystal Ballroom in League City.

The patriot dinner-dance honoring both our warriors and our veterans will feature an open bar, a four-course dinner served at 7:30 p.m., and then a concert by Gary Puckett and the pop rock band, the Union Gap, one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties, followed by dancing. Gary’s powerful and unmistakable signature voice earned him six consecutive Gold Records and Top 10 Billboard hits!

Proceeds from the event, which is held every other year, will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that changes the lives of injured warriors, caregivers and family members as it brings independence to the nation’s most severely wounded veterans.

South Shore Harbour Resort staffers, who are coordinating the event, said UTMB Health is the presenting sponsor, adding that many local businesses have already signed up as sponsors and there are still opportunities available.

The original “Salute to Heroes” was started to honor the memory of SPC Ray Joseph Hutchinson and to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by all who wear a uniform and serve our great country. The Ray Joseph Hutchinson Foundation has raised more than $400,000 in scholarships for Clear Creek Independent School District students and honored many service men and women within our community in its 10 years of operation.

The proud parents of Ray Joseph say they are pleased to see the community continue the “Salute to Heroes” tradition of honoring our local heroes and veterans and raising funds to benefit local organizations that serve our community.

Past recipients include:

2014: Operation Finally Home, 2015: BAHEP Cares and Sentinels of Freedom,  2016: Bay Area Alliance and Military Veteran Peer Network, 2018: League City First Responders

For sponsorship and ticket information, contact Bridget Bear at 281-334-1000, ext. 2028

February Main Events in Bay Area Houston

February 1st, 2020

CLEAR LAKE
ALBA Gala Feb. 8. The Assistance League will hold its annual gala – this year with a Mama Mia, the Party theme – Saturday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Lakewood Yacht Club. For reservations, visit the website, assistanceleague/bayarea.org

Art classes start Feb. 8. UHCL’s Art School for Children and Young Adults is the university’s longest running community outreach program will start classes Feb. 8. Register now for Artworks of Northwest Coast Native Americans and Inuits, open to students grades 1-4. Classes are Saturday, Feb. 8, 15, 22, and 29, and March 21, 28 and April 4 at 10 a.m. at UHCL’s Arbor Central building, Room 1315.03. Cost per student is $100. All supplies are included. To register, visit https://apps.uhcl.edu/ECommerce/Schedule/Search/AS?query=spring

‘The Tempest’  Feb. 13. Five talented actors from Shakespeare’s Globe Theater will present “The Tempest” at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater with three shows, Thursday-Saturday Feb. 13-15, 7:30 p.m. For tickets or for more information, visit https://events.uhcl.edu/index.php?eID=2507.
 
DEER PARK
Chamber banquet Feb. 20. The Deer Park Chamber will host its annual banquet Thursday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Sylvan Beach Pavilion, 1 Sylvan Beach Drive, La Porte. New officers will be installed and the Citizen of the Year named. For tickets, call the chamber, 281-479-1559 or email Melissa Peters at Melissa@deerparkchamber.org

State of City Feb. 27. The Deer Park Chamber will host its annual State of the City Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, with Mayor Jerry Mouton delivering the keynote address at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center, 500 W. 13th St. Tickets are $35 for members and $50 for non-members. For reservations, call the chamber, 281-338-7339.
 
DICKINSON
Street Car Named Desire. The Tennessee Williams favorite, A Streetcar Named Desire, is now playing in the downstairs Main Deck Theatre of the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Highway 3, through Feb. 16, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, which are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, call 281-337-7469 or email bareahp@comcast.net

FRIENDSWOOD
Boots and Bling Feb. 1. The Friendswood Chamber will host its gala celebration, Boots and Bling, Saturday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 11 p.m. at South Shore Harbour Resort, 2500 South Shore Blvd. in League City with the Citizen of the Year among several awards to be presented. For reservations, call the chamber, 281-482-3329 or visit info@friendswoodchamber.com

Chamber luncheon Feb. 6. The Friendswood Chamber will hold its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Green Event Center, 200 W. Parkwood, FM 528, #200. For reservations, call the chamber, 281-482-3329.

State of the City March 3. Mayor Mike Foreman will deliver the keynote address at the Friendswood Chamber’s State of the City Luncheon Tuesday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at New Hope Church, 108 W. Edgewood Drive (FM 2351). For reservations, contact the chamber.

GALVESTON
Mardi Gras Feb. 14. Eleven days of fun ahead as Galveston celebrates Mardi Gras Galveston with parades, parties and dances. For information, visit mardigrasgalveston.com

KEMAH
Yachty Gras Parade Feb.15. America’s largest Mardi Gras Boat Parade, the Yachty Gras Boat Parade sets sale Saturday, Feb. 15.  For information on it and other events, visit the website, Yachtygras@aol.com or call 713-882-4040.
 
LEAGUE CITY
Valentine Dance Feb. 1. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a Valentine’s party on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Hometown Heroes Park, 1001 E. League City Parkway, from 7 to 9:45 p.m. and the door fee is $8. The sponsor is Let’s Dance, a 501(c)(3) not for profit, coordinated by Bill and Neva Schroder.

Chamber luncheon Feb. 12. State Sen. Larry Taylor will discuss “The Future of Education” at the League City Regional Chamber luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Civic Center on Walker Street. For reservations, call the chamber, 281-338-7339.

Go Red luncheon Feb. 21. The annual Go Red for Women luncheon, benefitting the American Heart Association, will be held Friday, Feb. 21 in South Shore Harbour Resort’s Crystal Ballroom. The public is invited. For tickets, visit BayAreaGoRed.Heart.org
 
NASSAU BAY
HSLBA meets Feb. 12. The Houston Symphony League Bay Area will feature Ferenc Illenyi, first violinist with the Houston Symphony who will present a program of Hungarian music, accompanied by guitar, at its 10 a.m. meeting Wednesday, Feb.12 at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, 18300 Upper Bay Road. For information, visit marthadigges@yahoo.com

PASADENA
State of City Luncheon Feb. 20.  Mayor Jeff Wagner will deliver the keynote address at the Pasadena Chamber’s annual State of the City Luncheon, and the 2020 Business of the Year will be announced Thursday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway. For reservations, visit PasadenaChamber.com or call the chamber, 281-487-7871.

PEARLAND
State of City Luncheon Feb. 20. Mayor Tom Reid will deliver his State of the City Address to the Pearland Chamber, Thursday, Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the First Church of Pearland, 1850 Broadway. Tickets are $30 each and may be reserved by calling 281-485-3634 or by visiting www.PearlandTexasChamber.us
 
SEABROOK
ALBA Gala Feb. 8. The Assistance League will hold its annual gala – this year with a Mama Mia, the Party theme – Saturday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Lakewood Yacht Club. For reservations, visit the website, assistanceleague/bayarea.org

Men who Cook Feb. 11. The 26th annual Men Who Cook benefitting the Seabrook Rotary Foundation and the Seabrook Police Officers Charities, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11, starting at 6 p.m. at Lakewood Yacht Club. Tickets are $50.

WEBSTER
Museum Society to meet. The Bay Area Museum Historical Society will hold its first 2020 general meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 E. NASA Pkwy.  Members of the Historical Society and interested people are welcome to attend.  A light lunch will be served.  For reservations, visit  bamhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

August Main Events in Bay Area Houston

August 1st, 2019

Clear Lake
Start of school Aug. 19. Clear Creek ISD students will begin a new year on Monday, Aug. 19. No appointments are necessary.

Bayou Theater season opens. The bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent opens the Bayou Theater’s season with some of our favorite hits at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, and then Bach is paired with Piazzolla as the Bayou kicks off its classical series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. For tickets, call 281-283-3024 or visit www.uhcl.edu/bayoutheater

Deer Park
School starts Aug. 21. Deer Park ISD students will begin their fall classes on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Salute to education Aug. 23. The Deer Park Chamber will host its annual Salute to Education Luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center on Deer Park High School’s South Campus, 710 W. San Augustine Ave., for all new Deer Park teachers, faculty members of the year for San Jacinto College and Texas Chiropractic College and teachers of the year from all DPISD campuses. Luncheon tickets are $25 and may be reserved by calling 281-479-1559 or emailing Shae@deerparkchamber.org

Dickinson
At the Playhouse. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare opens Friday, Aug. 16 at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 Highway 3, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 1 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, which are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, call 281-337-7469 or email bareahp@comcast.net

School days. Dickinson ISD students start fall classes Monday, Aug. 19.

League City
Teachers luncheon Aug. 7. The Clear Lake Area Chamber will host its annual New Teachers Luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 in the South Shore Harbour Resort’s Crystal Ballroom. For reservations, call the chamber, 281-488-7676.

Start of school Aug. 19. Clear Creek ISD students head back to school Monday, Aug. 19.

Nassau Bay
HSLBA Party Aug. 14. The Houston Symphony League Bay Area’s Wine and Cheese Party for prospective members will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, 18300 Upper Bay Road.

Pasadena
Business Expo Aug. 15. The Pasadena Chamber’s annual business expo will be held Thursday, Aug. 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, with over 100 vendors. Free and open to the public.

School starts Aug. 19. Students in Pasadena ISD will head back to school on Monday, Aug. 19.

Chamber luncheon, Aug. 22. Pasadena Chamber members will be given an update on the State of Education in the area by Dr. DeeAnn Powell of Pasadena ISD, Dr. Brenda Hellyer of San Jacinto College, Dr. Ira Blake of the University of Houston-Clear Lake and Dr. Stephen Foster of Texas Chiropractic College at their monthly luncheon Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Fountain Blu Event Center, 6327 Spencer Highway, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Little Theatre drama Aug. 23. The drama, Pig, opens Friday, Aug. 23, in the Pasadena Little Theatre’s Black Box Theatre and plays through Sunday, Sept. 1 with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, which are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, call 713-941-1758.

Seabrook
35th anniversary party Aug. 14. Bay Area Museum Guild members will celebrate 35 years of service to the community with a party at the museum in Clear Lake Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14. All members are invited to the celebration and to learn of the guild’s future plans. RSVP to Louise Russell at louiserussell100@gmail.com or call her at 281-300-5262.

Webster
Senior Game Night. Senior Game Night will be held Friday, Aug. 9 and Friday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., at the Webster Recreation Building, 311 Pennsylvania Ave. Includes dinner, games and conversation. For information, call Bryan Morgan, 281-316-4137.