This is the last weekend of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston, Texas, now through March 18, 2018 at NRG and NRG Park. For more information on tickets, concerts, family entertainment, visit http://www.rodeohouston.com. Parking is $20. Follow signs to cash lots and other parking on I-610 South in Houston. Metro Buses also offer park and ride lots for $4 round trips between Beechnut Street and South Braeswood Street at 610 South near Meyerland area in SW Houston.
Flu season and spring allergy season continues through April and May. If you need a flu shot, visit your doctor’s office, your county and city health departments. Target, grocery stores with pharmacies and drug stores also offer flu shots. For pollen count today, https://www.pollen.com/forecast/extended/pollen/77002
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are open in areas hard-hit by hurricanes and other disasters. Visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers
Saturday, March 17 – Free Prom Dresses and Tuxes for Houston teens ages 13 -18 years old at Houston Public Library’s Carnegie Neighborhood Library, 1050 Quitman St. The Fairy Godmother Prom Dress and Tux Fest is from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Boys will be fitted for free black tux at Career Gear. The library manager felt the free prom dress and tux fest was needed for teens and their parents after Hurricane Harvey. Registration is required. For more information, call 832-393-1720
Saturday, March 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day
March 20, 2018 –First Day of Spring
March 25, 2018 –Palm Sunday
March 30, 2018 –Good Friday. Passover begins.
March 30, 2018 –Last day to apply for Will Clinics on April 4 and May 2. The City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods and Complete Communities, the Houston Bar Association and Houston Volunteer Lawyers present the 2018 Will-A-Thon. Eligible low-income Houstonians can get free legal services to help them prepare their wills. The Will-A-Thon consists of 2 clinics on April 4 and May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to3:30 p.m. at the Tidwell Community Center, 9720 Spaulding Street, Houston Texas 77016. Low-income seniors 60 years old and above, persons with disabilities and military veterans are eligible for these free legal wills preparation clinics. Screening interviews by phone are required. Call 713-228-0735. For more information, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/completecommunities
Mondays through Saturdays – Harris County Community Centers in the Houston area offer free classes with volunteer teachers. Learn Spanish, English, Mandarin, French, yoga, exercise, self defense, knitting, CPR and other things that interest you. Students may be required to pay for materials in the free classes. For monthly class schedules at Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road, call 713- 956-0881 or visit http://www.pct3.com
March 31 -April 1 – Celebrate Easter this weekend. Check with local churches for times and dates of Easter services. Easter services at Houston’s First Baptist Church Loop Campus at 7401 Katy Freeway in Houston will have Easter Services on Saturday, March 31 at 5 p.m. and on Easter Sunday, worship services are at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. For Easter Sunday services at other HFBC campuses, visit http://www.houstonsfirst.org
April 1, 2018 – Happy Easter!
April 7, 2018 — Houston Health Day at Judson Robinson Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during National Public Health Week. The family friendly event will offer free haircuts, dental and eye exams, HIV and sexually transmitted disease testing, family planning services, free vaccines to uninsured adults, children, people on Medicaid/CHIP and to Alaskan Native and Native Americans. The event also will have demonstrations on healthy eating, cooking yoga, Zumba, kickboxing, dancing, a bounce house and nutrition education for pregnant women and mothers. The Harris County Area Agency on Aging also will be there to provide information promoting independence, well-being and dignity for senior citizens. For more information and to register for prize drawings, click on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/houston-health-day-2018-tickets-43450057291