MVPD to hold sporting clay tourney The Memorial Villages Police Association is holding its first Sporting Clay Tournament 9 a.m. Nov. 11 at the American Shooting Center, 16500 Westheimer Parkway. The $75 registration fee includes all ammunition, lunch, post-shoot beverage, cap, trophies for first through third place and door prizes. For more information, call 713-365-3712 or 713-365-3764. Holiday sale at Memorial City Hospital The Volunteers Service at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital will sponsor a holiday sale at the hospital, 921 Gessner Road, Nov. 15-16. The sale will be in the east\/west hallway from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. A variety of pecans, homemade items and cookbooks will be on sale. The highlight of the sale will be 30 hand-decorated Christmas trees offered in a silent auction. The trees are decorated in many themes and are suitable for dorm rooms, nursing homes, offices and hospital rooms. All proceeds will benefit the MHMCH volunteer scholarship fund which supports students in healthcare education. For more information, call 713-932-3830. Give blood, enter to win UT\/A&M tickets The Memorial City Neighborhood Donor Center, 845 Frostwood Drive, is holding the "Colors of Commitment" blood drive Nov. 14-20. Fans of the University of Texas and Texas A&M can donate blood and credit with Texas A&M Greater Houston Alumni (code 1234) or the UT Texas Exes (code UTEX). Anyone who donates or attempts to donate will receive a commemorative T-shirt and be entered to win a pair of tickets for the UT\/A&M football game Nov. 25 at Kyle Field in College Station. For more information, call 713-932-1938 or visit their Web site at www.giveblood.org. Spring Branch Library hosting children's activities The Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale Road, provides weekly activities for children, ranging from ages 0-12. Babytime, a storytime highlighting songs, bouncy rhymes lullabies and playtime, is held 10 a.m. every Tuesday for infants 0-18 months. Toddler Time, featuring singing and rhymes for children 18 months to 3 years, is every held 10 a.m. every Thursday. Preschool storytime, for children ages 3-6, is held 11 a.m. on Thursdays and is followed by a craft. Children can do a Thanksgiving craft 4:45 p.m. Nov. 9. This after school program is recommended for children ages 6 and up. Celebrate Children's Book Week at the library. Enter the land of Narnia by coming to the library and creating crafts, eating Turkish Delight and reading from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16. This program is recommended for ages 6 and up. All programs at the library are free of charge. For more information, visit www.hcpl.net or call 713-464-1633. Hampton at Tanglewood hosts presentation 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. MHS to '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. 4 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. Hampton at Tanglewood seeks vendors 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. 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. "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. Lone Star Band announces concerts Lone Star Symphonic Band has scheduled five concerts for the 2005-2006 season at the Houston Community College Town and Country Performing Arts Center, Theater Number One, 1010 West Sam Houston Parkway. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 11, March 12, 2006, May 21 and July 2. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $2 for students under 17. The Lone Star Symphonic Band is an adult semi-professional wind ensemble comprised of musicians from all walks of life. For more information, call 281-460-4517. Local author to speak at JCC book fair Renee Suchowiecky, author of "Love Letters to Nicole," will be speaking about her book at the Jewish Book and Arts Fair 6:15 p.m. Nov. 6. The book is a journal kept by Suchowieky for two years following her daughter Nicole's sudden death by cardiac arrest at the age of 15. Nicole was a student at Episcopal High School. Proceeds from book sales will benefit The Nicole Katherine Suchowieky Foundation in order to purchase Automated External Defibrillators for Houston-area high schools. The program, which is taking place at the Jewish Community Center, 5601 South Braeswood, is free to fair series ticket holders, $7 for Jewish Community Center members and $10 for the public. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 713-551-7255, visit www.jcchouston.org or visit the JCC box office 30 minutes prior to the program. Free massage therapy for pregnant women Pregnant women who would like to reduce stress before childbirth are invited to participate in the Houston Community College massage therapy program's free prenatal massage training class at 12:45 p.m. Nov. 4 in the auditorium of the administration building, 3100 Main St. Only women with non-complicated pregnancies and no underlying health problems are asked to participate in the training. The massages will last for approximately one hour. For more information or to register, please call Debbie Kelly at 713-718-7389. Scoliosis screenings offered Doctors Chiropractic Health and Rehab Center, 3429 W. Holcombe Blvd., will be offering free scoliosis screenings and computerized postural analysis 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5. To make an appointment for the screening, call 713-661-3190. Tour will view battleground, marshes The Park People will sponsor a tour of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Site and wetlands Nov. 5. The morning will be spent visiting the battleground sites, followed by a walk along the 1,210-foot marsh trail and boardwalk to view the native prairie, tidal marsh and bottomland forest as it appeared in 1836 at the time of the battle. Birding experts will assist in identifying wintering and migratory birds at the site. The afternoon will feature a tour of the Texas Genco EcoCenter, a nursery partnership between the Texas Coastal Watershed Program and the Cedar Bayou Power Plant. Participants will board a bus at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot at 3015 Richmond Ave., returning by 4 p.m. Cost is $15 per person, including a box lunch and beverage, with a maximum of $60 for a family. A hat, walking shoes, binoculars, sunscreen and rain gear are recommended. For more information, call 713-942-7275 or visit the Web site www.parkpeople.org. Lecture spotlights Baylor African AIDS program An free public lecture at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Rice University will address a promising collaborative AIDS initiative in Africa coordinated through Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. "On the Cusp of Hope: Corporate and Academic Partnerships Against Global HIV\/AIDS" will be discussed by Baylor officials and its corporate partners in the initiative, Abbott Laboratories and Bristol-Myers Squibb in the Shell Auditorium of the Janice and Robert McNair Hall at Rice. For more information or to reserve a place, call 713-798-3160 or e-mail email@example.com. Chinese center gala will honor Leebron, Quan David Leebron, president of Rice University, will be the honoree and keynote speaker at the Chinese Community Center's gala, "Education for All," 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Hilton Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd. Houston City Councilman Gordon Quan will receive the 2005 community achievement award. The community center is a United Way agency and claims to be the largest Asian-led social service agency in the southwestern U.S. Individual tickets are available for $100, with tables for 10 starting at $1,500. For more information, call 713-271-6100 or visit www.ccchouston.org. Houston economy, Fed tour on tap Dr. Adriana Fernandez, economist for the Federal Reserve Bank's Houston branch will speak on "Houston's Economic Outlook: A Global Perspective" at Houston Intown Chamber of Commerce BriefcasEssentials luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Fed's new building, 1801 Allen Parkway. Tours of the building will be available at 11 a.m. Cost for the event is $50 for members, $65 for non-members and $500 for a table of eight. For more information, call 713-524-8000. Kudos Schulman named executive VP for Bank of Houston Mitchell S. Schulman has been named the executive vice president for the Bank of Houston. Schulman earned a B.A. from Austin College and a MBA from Baylor University. He began his career in 1985 with RepublicBank in Dallas. He came to Houston in 1990 when he joined First City Texas and over the last 15 years, Schulman has worked with local business owners and investors providing all types of financing and banking services to meet their needs. Bulletin Board welcomes submissions of news, community events and accomplishments. For consideration, e-mail information at least two weeks prior to an event date to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact number.