United We Win – Collaborating to Solve Houston’s Toughest Environmental Challenges

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series. In January, Jaime Gonzalez, Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy, will highlight a variety of local environmental issues, and how local people/organizations are coming together to address them. He will explain tools used for …

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The Wonders of Soil

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Think that soil is just dirt? Think again! Join John Ferguson, soil scientist, owner of Nature’s Way Resources, and an organic gardening expert, in February as he explains the wonders of soil. You’ll leave this talk amazed at what lies beneath your feet. To join the conversation, please register for this talk on www.eventbrite.com. Contact …

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The Wonders of the Deep Sea

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Approximately two thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans with an average depth of about 2.65 miles. Below 0.62 miles, the water is completely dark, temperatures plummet to 39 °F, and the pressure is about 40 times the pressure of earth’s atmosphere. Nonetheless, many creatures can live in this extreme place having no …

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The Wonders of Coastal Wetlands

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Historically, wetlands were considered useless land, and we filled them in to make farmland and housing. Today, we realize that wetlands provide numerous valuable services to humanity, and we seek to protect and restore them. Coastal wetlands are threatened by a number of factors, but can be remarkably resilient to moderate rates of sea level …

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Discovering Our Texas Native Lady Beetles

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Lady beetles, or ladybugs, have long been recognized as one of the best biological controls for many insect pests in both home gardens and agri-business. The diversity in this family of insects has been well-characterized yet they have largely been represented by only a few select species which have been introduced in the U.S. via …

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The Passionistas Project Women’s Equality Summit 2020

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The Passionistas Project is gathering over 50 activists, speakers, authors, coaches, mothers, entrepreneurs, doctors, artists and more to share their stories of women’s equality and provide action items for all attendees to go out and make the world a more equal place for all. The Passionistas Project Women’s Equality Summit 2020 is a three-day virtual …

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Stonewall Literary Book Club

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The Beauty of Men by Andrew Holleran From Publisher’s Weekly “Lark, the protagonist of Holleran’s profoundly sad, elegant and insightful new novel, his first since Nights in Aruba was published 13 years ago, is virtually unique in today’s gay literature: he is a 47-year-old gay man, caring for his quadriplegic mother in a small town …

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A Conversation with Writer, Filmmaker, and Historian Jenni Olson

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As one of the world’s leading experts on LGBT film history and a longtime champion of LGBT cinema around the world, the collection first consists of materials relating to Jenni Olson’s own filmmaking – including prints, negatives, digital masters, and production and distribution documentation – and the second is Olson’s vast trove of film and …

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Virtual Conversation with Artist Liz Collins

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Liz will be in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian about her recent book Energy Field. Liz Collins’ work explores the boundaries between painting, fiber arts, and installations Join us on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with artist Liz Collins. Liz will be in conversation with SNMA Executive …

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Thank You for Biting: Can non-lethal predation help prey?

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Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to a monthly environmental education web meeting series whose theme in 2020 is the wonders of nature. In September, join Professor Adrienne Correa of Rice University to learn about coral reefs & their relationship with their predators. Coral reefs are biodiverse ecosystems that are constructed by partnerships …

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Join us for a Conversation with Sexuality Educator, Writer, and Researcher Dr. Jane Fleishman

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Dr. Fleishman will be in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O'Hanian about her recent book The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging. Sexuality is often overlooked as a topic in the training of staff who work with older adults. Yet research has shown that older adults are being sexual, staying sexual, …

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Bayou City Art Virtual Experience

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Bayou City Art Virtual Experience https://www.artcolonyassociation.org/ Bayou City Art Festival, will host a four-day online art auction on October 5-8, 2020 leading up to the Bayou City Art Virtual Experience, which is replacing this year’s in-person festival, on October 9-11, 2020. The online auction will open on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 9 a.m. and …

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Crime Stoppers of Houston’s 40th Anniversary Speaker Series

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Crime Stoppers of Houston is are kicking off its 40 years of service celebration with a special speaker series featuring John Quiñones, ABC News veteran, creator and host of What Would You Do?, and Andrea Canning, Dateline NBC correspondent. These national newsmakers will open up on current events of interest to the Crime Stoppers community. …

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OUTMUSIK FEST

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OUTMUSIK FEST ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL EDITION, TO BE LIVESTREAMED ON OCTOBER 11, 2020, CELEBRATING "NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY" WITH SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES BY: KAROL G, RAYMIX, MAITE PERRONI, CONSOLO DUVALE, CHRISTIAN CHÁVEZ, LILA DOWNS, GEORGEL, CHIQUIS RIVERA AND ESTEMAN OUTMUSIK FEST's main focus is to stimulate the representation of the LGBTQ+ community in the mainstream media …

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The Women’s Fund: Virtual Domestic Violence Presentations

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The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Resiliency is hosting upcoming virtual presentations in partnership with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic during the month of October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Health and Wellness Awareness Series Presentations with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic will be available online via Zoom and include: • October 14 at 2 p.m. – Supporting Survivors …

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Bayou City Art Festival’s Art Talk – Virtual Happy Hour Featuring Donkeeboy

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Pour yourself your favorite beverage and join us for an interactive conversation, art trivia for chances to win prizes, and a Q&A with Donkeeboy. The Art Talk Virtual Happy Hour will be presented live on YouTube and Facebook. To join the fun and help Bayou City Art Festival raise funds a $10 donation to Bayou …

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Formation of the Sun and its Planets

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In October, join Professor Patrick Hartigan of Rice University as he explains the formation of the sun & its planets. In the last few decades, astronomers have learned a great deal about how stars and planets form. New telescopes and instruments have enabled us to see deep within stellar nurseries and observe firsthand what goes …

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10th Annual Rockin’ Resiliency Luncheon

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What: 10th Annual Rockin’ Resiliency Luncheon When: Sunday, November 1, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Where: From the Comfort of Your Home Who: Luncheon Chairs Christine and Steve Johnson Honoring: Edna Meyer-Nelson as the recipient of the Sue Trammell Whitfield Award for Resiliency; Kathleen Schmeler, M.D. with The John P. McGovern Foundation “Champion in Women’s Health and …

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Join us for a Conversation with Bestselling Nonfiction Writer and Feminist Activist Dr. Naomi Wolf.

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Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, New York Times bestselling nonfiction writer and feminist activist Dr. Naomi Wolf will share her recent book, Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love. Outrages explores the history of state-sponsored censorship and violations of personal freedoms through the inspiring, forgotten history of one writer’s refusal …

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Kids’ Meals 12th Annual Harvest Luncheon

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Kids’ Meals along with Luncheon Chair Melissa DeAyala are hosting the 12th Annual Harvest Luncheon, a one-of-a-kind compelling virtual event, on Friday, November 13, 2020, at 11:45 a.m. A vivacious Kid’ Meals’ “spokeskid” will emcee the luncheon and welcome guests to an inspiring, engaging and entertaining afternoon. Guests will join a virtual ride-along in a …

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Bayou City Art Festival’s Holiday Art Auction

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Bayou City Art Festival's Holiday Virtual Art Auction features the artwork of 12 Bayou City Art Festival artists. During the Holiday Virtual Art Auction art lovers can bid to win one-of-a-kind artwork: • “About Last Night” by Helene Bernard Little • “Audreydacious” by Kelly Grayson • “Blue Moon” by Lisa Burge • “Dreaming of Being …

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Houston Ballet 2020 Virtual Nutcracker Market

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The Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market has pivoted to an online shopping event for the 2020 holiday season in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The previously scheduled in-person event, set for November 11-15 at NRG Center, has been cancelled. The 2020 Virtual Nutcracker Market will launch on November 11, offering Nutcracker Market shoppers a new …

LGBTQ Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference

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The Dallas & Northeast and the Fort Worth North Central Texas Chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting the LGBTQ Alzheimer’s Caregiver conference online, Friday, February 12, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. “Like any other group, the LGBTQ community is impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias,” says Kathy Shockley, Program Director with the …

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Externalities in Action: Air Pollution, Public Health, and Environmental Justice in Houston

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Join Paige Powell, Development Director at Air Alliance Houston, as she discusses the impacts of air pollution on physical health, quality of life, and economic prosperity. In her talk, Paige will consider: • What is the "right" amount of air pollution for a healthy and prosperous society? • What are the true costs of doing …

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A Healthy Planet is a Prerequisite for Healthy People

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Join Hyun-Min Hwang, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental & Interdisciplinary Sciences at Texas Southern University, as he discusses the links between people’s health, and the health of our planet. Our planet consists of four major components: lithosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), biosphere (living things), and atmosphere (air). A healthy planet is a prerequisite for …

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