Community Calendar

St. Agnes, Strake put on ‘Pirates’

The St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit Music Departments will present “The Pirates of Penzance” at 7:30 p.m. March 3-4 in the St. Agnes Academy Auditorium, 9000 Bellaire Blvd. Tickets are $10. For reservations, call Linda Jacobson at 713-464-2675.

Fay School gala set for March 4

The Fay School gala, “An Evening in Provence,” will be held at the InterContinental Hotel at 7 p.m. March 4. Chairs for this year’s gala are Leanne Coben and Marcy Margolis. The celebration will feature auction items, dinner and music. For information, contact Kathryn Smith at 713-627-8777.

MOMS Club to hold monthly meeting

The MOMS Club of Houston — Galleria Chapter will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. March 7 in the Scout Hall of Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay St. The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) is for full- and part-time at-home moms, and for home-based business moms. Children are welcome. For information on the Galleria Chapter, visit tongalleria or call 713-467-2071.

FCC to hold Lenten study

First Congregational Church, 10840 Beinhorn Road, will begin the series “Beginning Where You Are: Creative Forms of Prayer For Busy Lives” from 6:30-8 p.m. March 8. The series will continue every Wednesday until April 5. Sessions begin with a brown-bag dinner at 6 p.m. For information or to register, contact the Rev. Kevin McLemore at 713-468-9543 or

Band to perform Irish music

The Lone Star Symphonic Band will present an Irish concert titled “A Gaelic Journey” at 7 p.m. March 12 at Houston Community College — Town and Country campus’ Performing Arts Center, Theater No. 1. The campus is located at 1010 West Sam Houston Parkway North. Tickets are $10. For information, contact Beverly Emery at 281-460-4517 or visit

Branch School to hold open house

The Branch School, a private school in west Houston serving preschool through fifth grade, will hold an open house from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 14.

Scholarships and financial aid are available to those interested.

For more information, call 713-465-0288.

Chapelwood to hold study on the New Testament

Dr. Jim Jackson, senior pastor at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, will begin teaching the New Testament March 15 and 16. Wednesday evening classes will be held at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. A supper will be served at 6 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. A men’s only class with breakfast will be held on Thursdays at 7 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Thursday morning classes for everyone will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Childcare is available for all classes. The church is located at 11140 Greenbay St.

For information, call Judy Sharp at 713-354-4443 or visit

Divorce course for women March 18

“Taking Control,” a free divorce course for women before, during and after divorce featuring help with legal, financial and emotional issues, will be held from 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. March 18 at 1330 Post Oak Blvd, 19th floor. Speakers this month are attorney Trey Yates and Chad Scott. For information and reservations, call Sylvia at 713-822-2931.

Moore to speak on future of business

Hank Moore, corporate strategist, business consultant, and author, will give a speech to members of the Houston Business Cabinet titled “The Future Has Moved … And Left No Forwarding Address” on March 21 at the Doubletree Guest Suites, 5353 Westheimer Road. HBC’s “Next Level Business Series” breakfast meeting is open to any Houston-area business professional.

Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m., and the presentation will be from 7:45-8:30 a.m. Networking opportunities will be available following the presentation. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

For information, visit

Spring Branch library sets Plant and Book Festival

The Friends of the Spring Branch Memorial Library will hold a Plant and Book Festival at the library, 930 Corbindale Drive, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 25. Plant donations may be delivered to the back porch of the library starting March 20; call Diane Wege at 713-977-9975 if donations must be made earlier. Books for the festival can be donated during regular business hours and should be given to library staff. For information, call Barbara Rathgeber at 713-468-8950.

Free cancer workshop in April

“Building a Spiritual Toolbox When Dealing with Cancer” is a free workshop for anyone touched by cancer. The Rev. Dr. David Peterson, pastor of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, will give a presentation followed by smaller breakout discussion groups from 12:30-2:30 p.m. April 2. There is no charge, but an RSVP is requested. The church is located at 11612 Memorial Drive. For information about the workshop or to RSVP, call Pat Weatherspoon-Hall at the CanCare office, 713-461-0028.


Vital named social worker of the year

Addie Vital, a social worker at Houston Independent School District’s T.H. Rogers School, has been named Texas School Social Worker of the Year by the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work.

Vital was selected by the conference planning committee for her work to initiate in-services that give continuing education credits to participating district social workers, bringing in speakers and setting up trainings, providing a presentation to HISD leaders on the value of social workers that led to a significant salary increase for all HISD social workers, and contributing to the development of a social-work appraisal document that is used by supervisors district-wide to evaluate employee performance.

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