Category: Events

13th Annual Southern Obesity Summit

A Reset for Collective Impact: SOS will reframe obesity in the context of complex global systems that are shaping three worldwide crises: obesity, under-nutrition, and climate change. We anticipate it will reset the agenda for future summits as well as national-level work on these issues. Proceedings from the summit, including insight shared during interactive sessions will be published post-Summit. SOS participants will be at… Read more »

Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza will be returning this year on two separate weekends: September 14th and 21st

Xtreme Hummingbird Xtravaganza will be returning this year on two separate weekends: September 14th and 21st from 8 am to 12 noon.   Taking place at the peak of hummingbird migration, XHX is a once a year opportunity to see these amazing birds up close. Watch as we carefully catch and band these tiny travelers and sign up to symbolically adopt one! XHX will… Read more »

Be the Light of Caring Campaign Coincides with Fundraising Event

“Be the Light of Caring” is the name of The Caring Place’s latest fundraising campaign. The campaign will end on October 5, the same day as the organization’s signature fundraising event, Deep in the Heart of Caring.  Funds raised through this campaign will help neighbors in need pay utility bills this year.   The Caring Place recognizes not all of its supporters can attend the… Read more »

Area Foundation announces funding cycle devoted to operating funds for nonprofits

Nonprofits attended one of five information sessions held in late June to learn about the San Antonio Area Foundation’s 2019 funding cycle. The information sessions included an overview of how the Area Foundation is preparing to align to new areas of interest while advancing equity. While funding cycles are typically of great interest to the nonprofit community, this cycle was especially well-received due to… Read more »

January 2019 Exhibitions & Public Programs

Sunday Brunch with Lawndale Sunday, January 27 11 AM – 1 PM Tickets: $100 // $75 (Lawndale Members)  Artworks: $300 (per work) Support Lawndale’s vibrant exhibitions and programs while feasting on Bloody Marys, mimosas, and art! At this new fundraiser, nineteen 8 x 10″ artworks created and donated by artists in the Lawndale community will be exhibited anonymously and can be purchased for $300,… Read more »

The Writer’s Garret Spring Open House

You’re invited to kick off the new year with The Writer’s Garret! Join us on Saturday, January 26th, 1pm-4pm, as we celebrate the goals we’ve accomplished in 2018 and preview the exciting new projects that lie ahead this year for WINS, Rail Writers, Write to Heal, spring workshops, and more. Join us for live music, readings, drinks, and refreshments! Free & Open to the Public! 1250… Read more »

This November: Solana d’Lamant memorial, publishing tips, FREE poetry workshops for DISD, and more

 November is a time to reflect on the things we hold dear. At The Writer’s Garret this month, we honor the memory of a dear poet and friend, give the gift of poetry to Dallas children, and celebrating new chances to write with you. November means FREE poetry workshops for YOUR Dallas ISD school! The Dallas Public Library’s annual Express Yourself Youth Poetry Competition… Read more »

November 2018 Exhibitions and Public Programs in Houston

Lawndale Lending Library Pop-Up Exhibition BRAVERY IS CONTAGIOUSby Sarah Fisher Yours, Mine, and Ours: Selections from the Lawndale Lending Library Collaboration with Houston Community College – Central Monday, October 29 – Friday, November 9, 2018HCC Central Campus Art Gallery (3517 Austin Street, Houston, TX 77004)   Reception Thursday, November 1 6 – 8 PM Join the event on Facebook!   Get a sneak preview of the… Read more »

Get your tickets for one of Dallas’ best holiday concerts!

FALL INTO WINTER featuring members of Dallas Bach Society   November 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center     Single tickets are now available!   Part of the Deloitte concert series, CCGD’s ‘Fall into Winter’ will feature music of the Renaissance and Baroque time periods, as well as many traditional holiday favorites. In addition to the music of J. S.… Read more »

Green happenings at Cibolo Nature Center & Farm

Green Happenings     Here are some things going on this month, both here at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm and in the community at large that we thought you might be interested in.     Become a Member Today!       Fall Wildlife Field Research Week    Wildlife Field Research Week was October 8-13, and included prairie vegetation, riparian woody plant, small… Read more »

Cactus Pear Music Festival’s Nov. 4 Soiree: Albéniz to Weber

Our NOVEMBER 4th “Soirée Special” concert is almost here and seats are filling up quickly as we begin our SEVENTH Soirée Season of intimate and exclusive performances. We open our season with an incredible group of musicians: pianist DANIEL ANASTASIO, San Antonio Symphony’s Principal Clarinet ILYA SHTERENBERG, and San Francisco cellist JONAH KIM who join artistic director and violinist STEPHANIE SANT’AMBROGIO in a program that will take you… Read more »

9th Annual Over the Edge Event at Embassy Suites to Benefit Special Olympics

Special Olympics Texas today unveiled details surrounding its upcoming 9th Annual Over the Edge event, which is set to take place once again at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Houston on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Raising funds to support the organization’s more than 59,000 athletes, Over the Edge will provide an adrenaline rush for a good cause… Read more »

Don’t Miss Cactus Pear Music Festival’s Nov. 4 Soiree: Albéniz to Weber

  Our NOVEMBER 4th “Soirée Special” concert is almost here ready to inaugurate our SEVENTH Soirée Season of intimate and exclusive performances. We open our season with an incredible group of musicians: pianist DANIEL ANASTASIO, San Antonio Symphony’s Principal Clarinet ILYA SHTERENBERG, and San Fransisco cellist JONAH KIM who join artistic director and violinist STEPHANIE SANT’AMBROGIO in a program that will take you “from Albéniz to Weber.” From a… Read more »

Fall Native Plant Sale October 12 & 13

What’s in Season: October American witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) We swear we didn’t choose witch hazel because of Halloween — it’s just an added bonus that this striking tree blooms around the same time little kids are donning pointy hats and toting cauldrons and brooms. But Hamamelis virginiana — best known by its fragrant, lime-yellow, crepelike petals — does have a few tricks up its… Read more »

UPCOMING: Difficult Dialogues Public Forum on the Environment with Dr. Eric Klinenberg (10/16)

  RSVP Humanities Institute / Planet Texas 2050 Fall 2018 Difficult Dialogues Public Forum on the Environment Guest Speaker: Dr. Eric Klinenberg, “Climate Change, Social Infrastructure, and Inequality” The University of Texas Humanities Institute and Planet Texas 2050 will hold a Difficult Dialogues public panel on “Climate Change, Social Infrastructure, and Inequality,”featuring Eric Klinenberg, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for… Read more »

Ekphrasis: Poetic Response to Visual Art

Ekphrasis, or responding to visual art in poetry, is an important literary tradition. This workshop will explore as ekphrasis as a tool to discovery and increased poetic skill. Come prepared to generate work in response to visual art on display in the ArtSpace gallery. This workshop is suitable for all poets at all levels of experience. Instructor: Logen CureTuition: Early Registration $50 (Both members… Read more »

Birds of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Vultures of North America By Kevin T. Karlson

Join us at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Friday Oct 5th, as renowned nature photographer Kevin Karlson presents a visually stunning program reflecting the mood and content of Birds of Prey by Pete Dunne and Kevin Karlson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).   The presentation runs from 7:30-8:30 pm. A $5 donation suggested for admittance. Kevin will be available to sign copies of his book following… Read more »

Houston Arts Alliance to Oversee Initiative to Help Harvey-ImpactedArts & Cultural Community

Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is continuing of a series of workshops to foster disaster resilience for arts, cultural, and historical organizations in the Greater Houston area. Led by national experts from Performing Arts Readiness and CERF+, HAA’s workshops will help studios, galleries, theatres, as well as independent visual and performing artists, learn how to be more ready and resilient for the next disaster. A… Read more »

Introducing the Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management in Austin

The Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management is a comprehensive and systematic learning opportunity, covering the tools, frameworks and concepts necessary for effective nonprofit financial management. Especially useful for: Current financial management staff seeking further education or a refresher; Aspiring professionals seeking competence and professional opportunities in this area; Program staff seeking understanding of this critical organizational function; Individuals looking to make a career change… Read more »