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For things to do and free activities in Houston, http://www.visithoustontexas.com.
Visit local churches, faith-based groups for services, mission trips and fun things to do with the family.
November 22, 2018 —Have a Joyful Thanksgiving!
November 22-23, 2018 —City of Houston, Bellaire and other community services have the holiday off. No solid waste collection November 22-23, 2018
HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Houston — It’s free and starts at 9 a.m.
Gallery Furniture North Houston, 6000 North Freeway – Thanksgiving Day Feast. Jim McIngvale, “Mattress Mack” is hosting a Thanksgiving meal with food trucks, turkey and more for those who did not receive a free turkey last Thursday. The Thanksgiving feast is from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
November 23, 2018 –Black Friday. The unofficial national day of After Thanksgiving shopping deals and bargains to kick off the Christmas Holiday Shopping Season.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month –The Houston Health Department has started DAWN, a free diabetes education program to help Houstonians with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes get services and tools to be healthy. Physicians also can refer patients to this program. To register, call 832-393-4055 or visit www.houstonhealth.org
Places to visit in Houston, Texas –Space Center Houston, the Galleria Shopping Mall, the Hines Water Wall Park near the Galleria, the Museum District, Downtown Houston, Hermann and Memorial Parks, the San Jacinto Monument in Baytown to name a few. Galveston beaches are a 45-minute drive from metro Houston.
Bucee’s is Texas’s favorite place to fuel up your vehicle and yourself. Buc-ees has food, gifts and gas at its Pearland, Katy, Houston area and Texas locations. The Galleria in Houston offers high-end retail stores, Macys, Nordstroms, restaurants, food court and a cool ice skating rink. Memorial City in west Houston also a popular shopping and restaurant area for families and visitors. Closer to the Texas Medical Center are Rice University Village and Highland Village for shopping and places to eat. Outside Houston city limits, take I-10 West for Designer Outlets at Katy Mills in Katy, Texas. Take Highway 290 in northwest Houston to the Houston Premium Outlets in Cypress, Texas.
For Texas Barbeque, foodies head to Killen’s in Pearland and Rudy’s in the outer suburbs of metro Houston. Pappas BBQ, Roegel’s on S. Voss, Spring Creek BBQ in Pearland and Katy and Brisket BBQ in Bellaire also are family favorites.
Houston families also dine at Cleburne’s Cafeteria in West University and Luby’s Cafeterias.
For Mexican food, locals and visitors head to Lopez Mexican Restaurant on S. Wilcrest off Highway 59 in southwest Houston. The original Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant on Navigation Street in east Houston also is a popular destination. There are many Mexican restaurants and taquerias throughout Houston. Fajita Pete’s café in West University also good for close-to-home takeout or dining.
For Mediterranean food, Nikos Restaurant and Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill offer salads, humus, vegetarian and grilled entrees from gyros to lamb shanks.
Houston’s Chinatown, Vietnamese Town, Asian Town and in Katy, Texas have Asian food and shops. Many are on Bellaire Boulevard in southwest Houston. There’s Fung’s Kitchen, Ocean Palace, Confucius, East Wall, Fu-Fu’s Café, Golden Dim Sum, Tan-Tan Westheimer, Seoul (Korean) in Spring Branch and Fadi’s (Mediterranean).
There’s also Kim Bo Chinese Restaurant in Sugarland, Texas which has an “A” in city health department restaurant inspections.
Large Asian grocery stores like Ranch 99, Viet Hoa, Hong Kong Market, Welcome, Super H Market also offer box lunches and some have food courts. For Boba Tea, visit Star Snow Ice, Tapioca House in the Welcome shopping Center on Bellaire Boulevard and Tea House locations in Chinatown. Tapioca House also serves combo bento box meals with Boba Tea for $7-$8. Tapioca House has locations in Austin and Dallas. For Thai food, Thai Gourmet Restaurant at 6324 Richmond Avenue west of the Galleria area.
Yosemite National Park Galveston, Texas
Mondays through Saturdays – Harris County Community Centers in the Houston area offer free classes with volunteer teachers. Learn Spanish, English, French, Mandarin Chinese, 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 at the county community center near you, visit http://www.pct3.com