To do list: 11 events in Bellaire, Meyerland and West University for July-August 2019


Find family friendly events, arts, culture and more in our monthly events roundup for Bellaire, Meyerland and West University.

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July 6: Look at Vintage Cars in the Park

Classic and exotic cars and trucks from the community will be on display at Evelyn’s Park Conservancy for the public to enjoy. Attendees are encouraged to bring their friends, family and neighbors to the event. Owners of the cars are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early. Free. 8:30-10:30 a.m. 4400 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire. 281-946-9372.

July 7: Adopt a pet in Meyerland

Houston Pets Alive will host a pet adoption event at the Pet Supermarket in Meyerland Plaza. Foster dogs and cats who need a new home will be at the store waiting for adoption. Free. Noon-4 p.m. 4700 Beechnut St., Ste. 265, Houston.832-786-9310.

July 9: Attend a free CPR class

Elite Care Emergency Center will teach CPR to parents, babysitters, lifeguards, restaurant staff, teachers or any concerned citizens who want to have the skills to potentially save a life. The class will be taught by instructors who are experienced with the American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR technique for infants, children and adults. The Heimlich Maneuver will also be taught to help choking victims. Class size is limited. Free. 6-8 p.m. 2500 Rice Blvd., Houston. 713-527-4400.

July 10: Learn about wine and Italian culture

The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston will host “Aperitivo Italiano: Wine Body Guide,” a social and educational event to discover unordinary wines and how to describe their flavor and quality in a relaxing environment. $25 (members) $30 (nonmembers). 7-8 p.m. 1101 Milford St., Houston. 713-524-4222.

July 14: Learn to Salsa

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston will host a Cuban salsa instruction class. The dance will be taught by Reinaldo Costa, a choreographer and graduate of the Alejo Carpentier Elementary School of Ballet. $12 (in advance), $16 (at the door). 3-4:30 p.m. 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston. 713-551-7217.

July 18: Silently dance at the zoo

As a part of its After Dark series, the Houston Zoo will host a Silent Disco. Guests will be provided headphones with three channels of music to dance to. Other activities include arm marbling, temporary blacklight airbrush tattoos and giant lawn games such as Jenga, Connect Four, ring toss and cornhole. Ticketholders receive one free drink. $35. 6-10 p.m. 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 713-533-6500.

July 16-21: Catch a production of “Seussical” the Musical

The Miller Outdoor Theatre will host a production of “Seussical,” the Broadway musical that brings to life famous Dr. Seuss characters, such as The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz and Lazy Mayzie. The production will be put on by Theatre Under the Stars in celebration of its 50th anniversary season. Free. 8:15-10:15 p.m. 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 832-487-7102.

July 28: Practice free yoga stretching

Black Swan Yoga Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are hosting a free yoga class led by Skye Burgos. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat, water bottle and friends. Depending on attendance, the yoga session will be held on either the BBVA Compass Rooftop Garden or the Glassell School of Art Plaza. Free. 9-10 a.m. 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston. 832-831-6462.

August 1: Attend a live jazz concert

Tenor saxophonist Shelley Carrol and the Houston Jazz Collective will perform a tribute concert to legendary saxophonist Don Wilkerson at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The event will include a lecture on Wilkerson’s life and career and will be followed by live performances of his songs. Free (with RSVP). 6:30-7:30 p.m. 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston. 713-284-8250.

August 3: Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday

The Children’s Museum Houston is throwing an all-day Muggles birthday bash for one of the world’s most popular wizards. Those who attend will have the chance to craft their own wand, meet wizards from the books and see a magic show. $12. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1500 Binz St., Houston. 713-522-1138.

August 4: Help children get outfitted for the school year

The Greater Houston Section of the National Council of Jewish Women is putting on a back-to-school drive for underprivileged children to help get them the supplies they need for the next school year. The “Back 2 School Store 2019” event will be held at the Congregation Emanu El and is expected to outfit about 250 children. Volunteer and donation opportunities will be provided. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1500 Sunset Blvd., Houston. 281-974-6364.

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