Church hosts brunch for singles All area singles are invited to a singles brunch 9-11 a.m. Aug. 28 at Chapelwood United Methodist Church. Susan Jackson, a founder of Celebration!, a womens ministry in the Methodist church, will speak at the brunch. Singles will share a continental breakfast, music, a spiritual message and memorable fellowship. No reservations are required. The church is near the intersection of Memorial Drive and Voss Road at 11140 Greenbay St.. For information, call Ginny Itz at 713-354-4446 or e-mail email@example.com. Chapelwood August revival For the past 50 years, Chapelwood United Methodist Church has marked the month of August with revival-style services on Sunday mornings. This years plans include a sermon series by senior pastor Dr. Jim Jackson on Powerful Parables and well-known guest musicians singing at all Sanctuary services. The services are 8:25, 9:45 and 11:10 a.m. The church will also host a number of special events including a Secondary Sunday Chicken Social, a back-to-school prayer service for children and a conference on substance abuse for youths and their parents. The church is at 11140 Greenbay St.. For information, call 713-465-3467 or visit www.chapelwood.org. Meteor shower viewing planned An overnight campout is planned this weekend by the Sierra Club to view natures own spectacular fireworks display, the Perseids meteor shower, from Brazos Bend State Park in Fort Bend County. Participants are asked to gather after dark Aug. 12, for a few hours sleep, awakening about 2 a.m. to watch the shower, which should last until dawn. For information, contact John Sims, firstname.lastname@example.org, using Sierra in the subject line, or call 713-972-1804. Heres the buzz on bees benefits Youngsters ages 3-5 can learn the benefits of Buzzing Bees at a session of Tadpole Troopers 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive, in Memorial Park. An adult must accompany each child. Cost is $6 for members and $12 for nonmembers, with preregistration and advance payment required. For information, call 713-681-8433 or visit the Web site at www.houstonarboretum.org. Health House displays clean-air options Carter Oosterhouse, the carpenter from The Learning Channels Trading Spaces home improvement series, will guide visitors through the American Lung Associations Health House 11 a.m.-noon and 4-5 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Houston Home Show in the George R. Brown Convention Center. Oosterhouse will demonstrate inexpensive, practical techniques to improve air quality by reducing or eliminating sources of indoor pollution. The house will be at exhibit space 1805. For information, call 877-521-1491 or visit www.healthhouse.org. Floodplain gardening topic of lecture Gardening in the floodplain with native plants will be the subject of a lecture by Margaret Gnewuch 7-8:45 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Native Plant Society of Texas, Houston chapter meeting. Location is the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive. For information, contact Glenn Olsen at Houston@npsot.org or call 281-345-4151. Miller Outdoor Theatre hosts Shakespeare Festival The Houston Shakespeare Festival wraps up productions of two plays, the tragedy Hamlet and the comedy As You Like It, this week. The final two performances of Hamlet will begin at 8 p.m. Aug. 10 and 12. As You Like It will begin 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 13. The shows are at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. Performances are free, but tickets are required. Four tickets per person are available on the day of each performance at the Miller box office between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and one hour before curtain. For information, call 713-284-8352. Art exhibit features childrens writing, artwork Writers in the Schools invites the public to gather at The Meeting House, an exhibit of childrens writing and artwork, to celebrate the creativity and diversity of Houstons youth. An opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Space 125 Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit is on view through Sept. 1. For information, call Writers in the Schools at 713-523-3877 or visit their Web site at www.writersintheschools.org. Choir celebrates Christmas in August The Pure Sound Youth Choir of St. Lukes United Methodist Church will present its annual summer musical treat, Babes on Broadway-Unseasonably Warm, Aug.19-21 in the Rotunda Theatre, 3471 Westheimer at Edloe. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20, and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20 and 21. Written and directed by Steve McCurdy, with musical direction by Sid Davis, the production features an ensemble of youngsters who will perform popular musical standards from the movie White Christmas, along with other favorites such as, I Enjoy Being a Girl and Smile. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated. For information, call 713-402-5016 or visit www.stlukesmethodist.org. Art exhibit features childrens writing, artwork Writers in the Schools invites the public to gather at The Meeting House, an exhibit of childrens writing and artwork, to celebrate the creativity and diversity of Houstons youth. An opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Space 125 Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit is on view through Sept. 1. For information, call Writers in the Schools at 713-523-3877 or visit www.writersintheschools.org. Divorce course offers guest speakers Taking Control, a free divorce course for women, will hold its next class 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 20. Attorney\/mediator, Sam (Trey) Yates III will speak on new legislative changes to the Family Code and their effect on divorce. In addition, financial advisor Chad Scott will lecture on Almost Divorced ... Now What? and therapist Dawn Nelson will talk about surviving emotionally by Tapping into Your Personal Strength. Classes are at 1330 Post Oak Blvd. on the 19th Floor. For information and reservations, call 713-822-2931. Touchdown Club of Houston honors football coach Former SMU and Iowa football coach Hayden Fry will be honored at the I W Marks Touchdowner of the Year dinner by the Touchdown Club of Houston 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer. As head coach at SMU, Fry was the first coach in the Southwest Conference to recruit and play an African-American student-athlete on scholarship. The player, Jerry LeVias, will speak on Frys behalf at the dinner. Texas Tech coach Spike Dykes is also scheduled to speak. Tickets are $40, and regular tables are $400. To order tickets, call the TD Clubs hotline at 281-754-4867, or visit www.touchdownclub.org and click on the tickets icon. The event is open to the public. Bulletin Board welcomes submissions of news, community events and accomplishments. To send items for consideration, e-mail information at least two weeks prior to an event date to email@example.com. Please include a contact number. Please do not fax or mail press releases.