Upcoming Hampton hosts program on bioterrorism A presentation exploring the implications and concerns of biological terrorism will be held at Hampton at Tanglewood, formerly EPOCH Assisted Living, 505 Bering Drive, 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 9. Home Health Resources, a locally owned and operated health care agency, is sponsoring the session, open to nurses, social workers and other health care aides. Continuing education credit is available, but space is limited. For more information or reservations, call Carolyn Jackson at 713-532-1718 St. Francis to hold open house St. Francis Episcopal Day School, 335 Piney Point Road, will host an admissions open house Nov. 17. Programs for parents with 18-month-old through kindergarten-age children will begin at 6 p.m. Programs for parents with pupils in first- through eighth-grade will begin at 7 p.m. Pupils entering first through eighth grades are encouraged to attend the event with their parents. Administrators and teachers will be on hand to answer questions. Families can tour the facilities and learn more about the curriculum offered at St. Francis. For more information, call 713-458-6117. Memorial High will 'Roast the Spartans' The annual Memorial High School "Roast the Spartans" bonfire for the varsity football game against Stratford will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Tully Stadium parking lot. The event will start with food and drinks being sold by MHS school organizations. The football team will arrive at 7 p.m., and the bonfire lighting ceremony will immediately follow. The Mustangs will play Stratford 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at Tully Stadium. Vendors sought for bazaar, craft show Hampton at Tanglewood, formerly EPOCH Assisted Living, is looking for artisans and crafts people who are interested in selling their wares at a holiday bazaar and craft show to be held at the facility, 505 Bering Drive, 1:30-4 p.m. Nov. 17. Booths are available for $10. Hampton will supply seven tables for vendors on a first come, first served basis. Booth fee proceeds will be donated to the Community Holiday Charity Fund Drive supporting their "Adopt a Family for the Holidays" program. Applications for booths will be accepted until Nov. 4. Contact Carolyn Jackson at 713-532-1718 ext. 223 for more information. Workshop explores issues for women without children Chapelwood United Methodist Church will host the workshop Mother Path\/Other Path as a place for women to join other childless or childfree women and tell their stories, explore their challenges, grieve their losses and express their creative desires. The workshop will be led by Suzan Cotellesse, LPC, LMFT, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 28 and 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Spectrum Center; 4615 Post Oak Place Dr. There will be two follow-up sessions n 7-9 p.m. Nov. 1 and 15 at the church, 11140 Greenbay Dr. The cost is $100 with scholarships available. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact Ginny Itz for registration at 713-354-4446 or email@example.com. Branch School will open to prospective families The Branch School, a private school in west Houston, in its 28th year of serving preschool through grade 5, will host an open house for the community 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8. The Branch School cites as attributes a low student-teacher ratio, a nurturing preschool, a strong academic program and an outdoor classroom curriculum taught in an award-winning habitat, also home to a chapter of the Roots and Shoots program founded by Dr. Jane Goodall. Scholarships and financial aid are available to those interested in admissions. Call 713-465-0288 for more information. Monthly divorce course for women "Taking Control" is a course designed for women before, during and after divorce. The course, which will be held 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 19, addresses legal, financial and emotional issues. Sam Trey Yates III, attorney, will discuss several of the new 200+ Family Law Legislative updates; Dawn Nelson, LCSW-CHT, will present "Making Changes: Identifying Patterns in Life that are not Working," and Chad Scott will discuss, "What's Important about Money to You?" The course is held every third Saturday at 1330 Post Oak Blvd. For information and reservations, call 713-822-2931. Library previews opera Ann Thompson from "Let's Go to the Opera" will preview the Houston Grand Opera's "Marriage of Figaro" at the Spring Branch\/Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale Road, 7-8:45 p.m. Oct. 29. For more information, call the library at 713-465-0755 or e-mail Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Murder mystery at Memorial High Memorial High School will present a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Oct. 28. The performance "The Great High School Who Dunit" will include a cast of unusual characters played by MHS students. The audience is asked to help solve the crime and prizes will be awarded to the teams who correctly solve the murder. The 6:30 p.m. show will be a dinner performance with catering by Carrabba;s Italian Grill. The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple. The 9 p.m. show will be a dessert performance with a dessert bar, coffee, tea, water and lemonade. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Seating is limited. To make reservations, call 713-365-5110 and ask for the theatre reservation extension. The school is located at 935 Echo Lane. 'Be a Fan' blood drive at Memorial City Mall Join the Houston Aeros as they kick off the "Be a Fan" blood drive at Memorial City Mall just across from the ice rink. Visit with the Strike Force and Sonic Boom dance team members, and Chilly the mascot during the blood drive, scheduled 2-7 p.m. Nov. 7. All those who donate or attempt to donate will receive a commemorative Aeros "Be a Fan" blood drive T-shirt and ticket voucher to a future game. Donors may also visit any Neighborhood Donor Center Nov. 7 through 14 to participate. Visit www.giveblood.org or call 713-791-6620 to schedule an appointment. Spring Branch Parade salutes troops The Spring Branch Parade and Festival, "A Salute to Our Troops," will be held 10 a.m. Oct. 29. The parade will start at the YMCA at 10655 Clay Road, travel east on Center Park Drive, south on Gessner Road ending at Spring Woods High School. The parade will feature men and women of the military, floats, marching bands, elected officials, scout troops, antique and specialty vehicles, fire engines and the founding families of Spring Branch. The free festival will run from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and will include food, beverage, game and arts and crafts booths. Booth space is still available. For more information on the parade or festival, visit the festival Web site at www.springbranchhouston.org. Lone Star Band will perform at HCC Lone Star Symphonic Band will perform in concert 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Houston Community College Town and Country Performing Arts Center, Theater Number One, 1010 West Sam Houston Parkway. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $2 for students under 17. For more information, call 281-460-4517. Library plans storytimes Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale Road, has planned activities for children ages 6 and younger throughout the fall. Babytime, for infants 18 months and under, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, is a storytime with songs, bouncy rhymes, lullabies and playtime. Toddler Time is 10 a.m. Thursdays, featuring singing and rhymes for children ages 18 months-3 years. Preschool storytime starts at 11 a.m. Thursdays for children ages 3-6 and is followed by a craft. There is no fee or registration for the programs, and all supplies are provided. For information, visit www.hcpl.net or call 713-464-1633. Regis School opens doors The Regis School of the Sacred Heart, 7330 Westview Dr., a prekindergarten through eighth-grade Catholic school for boys, will hold open houses 5-7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 9-11 a.m. Nov. 8. For more information, contact Madeline Stawnicz at 713-682-8383, ext. 12 or email email@example.com. Medical Bridges gala has military theme Medical Bridges is hosting its annual fundraising gala 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Hyatt-Regency Hotel, 1200 Louisiana St. Dr. Michael E. DeBakey is the honorary chairman for the event featuring a USO show, dinner, silent auction and raffle. Dress is "camo chic." Individual tickets are $85, and tables run $1,000-25,000. Medical Bridges collects medical surplus supplies and equipment from the greater Houston area for distribution to hospitals and clinics in developing countries. For more information call 713-748-8131 or visit www.medicalbridges.org. River Oaks Baptist School welcomes families River Oaks Baptist School, 2300 Willowick Lane, is holding two open houses. Parents of prospective primary and lower school parents are invited for an overview and tour 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27. An open house with a focus on diversity will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 for families and educators. An overview, guided tour and question-and-answer session with current students will be featured. For more information, contact Kristin Poe at 713-623-6938. Regis School opens doors to prospective families The Regis School of the Sacred Heart, 7330 Westview Dr., a prekindergarten through eighth-grade Catholic school for boys, will hold open houses 5-7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 9-11 a.m. Nov. 8. For more information, contact Madeline Stawnicz at 713-682-8383, ext. 12 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bulletin Board welcomes submissions of news, community events and accomplishments. 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