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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2ND

"Be Yourself... The Unveiling" Gala . 6:30pm. The masquerade-themed gala will celebrate 31 years of The Carole and Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center providing high-quality counseling to underserved and uninsured individuals and families who otherwise are not able to afford mental health care services. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and bid on curated live and silent auctions. For more info, please contact the Center's Executive Director Dennis Brown at DBrown@SamaritanHouston.org or 281-956-2731. Hotel ZaZa Museum District, 5701 Main St., 77005.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4TH  

Marva’s Holistic Fair. 10:00am-5:00pm. Psychics, tarot readers, palmists, healers, vendors of all sorts.  Admission Free. LaQuinta Inn-Galleria on 610 West Loop North between San Felipe and Post Oak, 77027.  psychicfairs.com  713-444-3581 

STEM Saturdays. 12:30pm-1:30pm. Girlstart leads a fun, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program for kids. Space is limited to 60 kids on a first come first serve basis.  Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKenney, 77010. discoverygreen.com

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5TH

Bayou Bikers. 8:00am. Meet at Market Square Park for 25-40 mile bike rides exploring the bayous of Houston. Rides are open to all. Mountain bikes or bikes with fat tires are necessary. This is an informal group whose purpose is to show Houstonians and visitors the beauty of Houston's waterways. Market Square, 301 Milam, 77002. 713-845-1000 marketsquarepark.com

Amazing Parents, Amazing Kids. 12:15pm. Connection and mutual support for parents whose children have developmental, emotional, medical, or learning differences. Lunch and childcare provided. Meets 1st Sunday of each month. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, (Jones Building) 5501 Main Street, 77004.

Essential Oils Blending Class. 2:00pm. Three to five oils are introduced and two to three blends made.  The Data Sheets and GC/MS Reports are provided. The cost of the class is $45 per personThis class is by appointment only.  Register by visiting the website at yogamixstudio.com, space is limited.  Contact Deborah at yogamixstudio@gmail.com or by phone/text at 713-269-5165 with any questions or concerns. Hosted by YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd. Missouri City, 77459.  Peace & Love!!

                    

Evensong Service for All Saints. 4:00pm. Sung by the St. Paul’s Choir, this annual service of remembrance memorializes all whom we have loved. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street, 77004.www.stpaulshouston.org

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10TH

Magical Winter Lights. Weekly hours are Sun-Thurs: 5:00pm–10:00pm & Fri-Sat: 5:00pm–11:00pm. The 2017 Magical Winter Lights, founded and produced by People Generation, Inc. and Sichuan PG Salient Cultural Trade Company (China), will return to Houston for its third year to Gulf Greyhound Park this. The 50-day festival is one of the largest holiday lighting events in Houston, and the largest lantern festival of its kind to take place again in the U.S. The Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, La Marque, 77568. For more information and tickets visit: www.magicalwinterlights.com  * Runs through Jan 2nd (closed Nov. 13 & 27 and Dec. 4 & 11)*

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11TH

Access Breathwork Session. 10:15am-1:45pm. A platform of specially choreographed music to support your breathing; designed to launch travelers on a psycho-spiritual journey of inspiration, exploration and integration. $55. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, 77004. www.accessbreath.org

Reiki Share. 2:00pm. The Reiki Share is an opportunity for Reiki Master Practitioners and Teachers to come together to share their energies and experiences.  Reiki Shares are by appointment only and space is limited.  Please visit the website at yogamixstudio.com to register.  Contact Deborah by email at yogamixstudio@gmail.com or by phone/text at 713 269 5165 with any questions or concerns. Hosted by YogaMix, 2601-G Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, 77459. Peace & Love!!

YogaMass®. 5:00pm-6:15pm (followed by potluck and jam session until 7:30pm). A unique and participative worship experience engaging the senses and integrating body, mind, and spirit through the combined practice of yoga, breath work, meditation, and Holy Communion. Bring your mind, body, soul and mat. All levels are welcome. Chairs are available for those who wish to sit. The Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center, 8100 Greenbriar, Suite 220, 77054. For more information, contact Grace at 832-667-8601, info@graceinhouston.org or yogamass.com.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12TH 

Half-day Retreat. 9:00am-12:00pm. Chan/Zen Meditation Classes guided by Ordained Zen Masters of Chung Tai Chan Monastery. Free. CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF HOUSTON, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-1568

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17TH

Planes, Trains and Automobiles at Market Square Park. 7:00pm. Join us for a movie under the stars as Alamo Drafthouse Houston presents a John Hughes classic, Planes, Trains and Automobiles (R). Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and grab a spot. Free. Market Square Park. 301 Milam, 77002. marketsquarepark.com

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23RD

68th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade. 9:00am. The parade will begin at 9:00 am on Smith at Lamar, north to Walker, east to Milam, south to Pease, west to Louisiana, north to Clay, west to Smith, and north to end at Smith and Dallas. Free. www.houstontx.gov/thanksgivingparade/

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH

Critical Mass-Houston. Assemble at 6:30 pm. Roll at 7:15pm. A casual bike ride starting from downtown Houston and going wherever. Cars rule the road every day, but one day a month we get together to celebrate our love for bicycles and have fun riding. Free. Market Square, 301 Milam, 77002.  criticalmasshouston.com

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26TH

Meditation Workshop. 10:00am-12:00pm. Open to everyone - especially for beginners to meditation. The master will give a brief introduction to meditation and guide the participants to do meditation. Free, donations welcome. CHUNG TAI ZEN CENTER OF HOUSTON, 12129 Bellaire Blvd., 77072 zen@cthouston.org www.cthouston.org 281-568-1568

MONDAY NOVEMBER 27TH

DaVinci Biographer Walter Isaacson. 7:30pm. Brazos Bookstore presents this author visit with lecture, Q&A and book signing. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street, 77004. Tickets at brazosbookstore.com

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30TH

Mary & the Magnificat, 6:30pm-8:00pm. As we enter into the holy season of Advent, Professor of New Testament Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles will launch us into scholarship on the importance of the biblical Mary’s song of praise. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, (Jones Building) 5501 Main Street, 77004. www.stpaulshouston.org

PLAN AHEAD

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH, 2017 through TUESDAY, JANUARY 2ND, 2018

Magical Winter Lights. Weekly hours are Sun-Thurs: 5:00pm–10:00pm & Fri-Sat: 5:00pm–11:00pm. The 2017 Magical Winter Lights, founded and produced by People Generation, Inc. and Sichuan PG Salient Cultural Trade Company (China), will return to Houston for its third year to Gulf Greyhound Park this. The 50-day festival is one of the largest holiday lighting events in Houston, and the largest lantern festival of its kind to take place again in the U.S. The Gulf Greyhound Park, 1000 FM 2004, La Marque, 77568. For more information and tickets visit: www.magicalwinterlights.com  * (closed Nov. 13 & 27 and Dec. 4 & 11)*

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH

Access Breathwork Session. 10:15am-1:45pm. A platform of specially choreographed music to support your breathing; designed to launch travelers on a psycho-spiritual journey of inspiration, exploration and integration. $55, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin, 77004. www.accessbreath.org