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Support St. Jude at RA Sushi All Year Long!
RA Sushi
799 Town & Country Blvd., Ste 234 Houston, TX 77024
Ongoing through Monday, December 31, 2018

Support St. Jude at RA Sushi All Year Long!

RA Sushi is extending its annual St. Jude fundraiser to a year-long initiative called RA’ckin’ for Nicky.  Three menu favorites will be featured as St. Jude menu items, and $2 from each item purchased will go directly to St. Jude’s lifesaving work.  Order one or all of these delicious items including the “RA”ckin’ Shrimp Tacos, Mango Shrimp Roll, and Coconut Crème Brulee and help RA Sushi support St. Jude.  Donations are made each time items are purchased, including dine-in, take out and delivery. RA Sushi has donated nearly $2 million to St. Jude over the past 14 years.

Category: Food and Beverage / Farmer's Market
Contact Name: Sara DiBello
Contact Email: sdibello@chemistryagency.com
Cost: free
More info: www.rasushi.com

Alicia's 12 Days of Specials for 12 Years
All Alicia’s Mexican Grille restaurants are participating:
11am-9:30pm daily

Cypress (26326 Northwest Freeway)
Houston/Westchase (12002 Richmond Avenue, Suite 100)

Katy (25725 Katy Freeway)

Spring (20920 Kuykendahl Road)
Ongoing through Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Alicia's 12 Days of Specials for 12 Years

The Herrera family’s first of five restaurant concepts, Alicia’s Mexican Grille, is celebrating their 12th birthday with 12 days of taco and tequila drink features to kick off on the anniversary day of August 17 through August 28, at all locations. Guests 21 and up are encouraged to cool down with their handmade premium margaritas and not-your-average Tex Mex at any of the four Alicia’s locations for lunch or dinner: Cypress, Houston, Katy, and Spring. Lunch and dinner guests can enjoy the following specials:
* 12 tacos for $12: 1 dozen street-style tacos with a choice of beef, chicken, or al pastor with all the fixings and a side of Alicia’s famous salsa verde for $12
* Top shelf margaritas for house price. All premium margaritas will be $6.50
* $12 Commemorative Milionario Margarita: off-menu feature crafted with Avion 44 Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice, Organic Agave Nectar, Gran Gala. $40 value.

All Alicia’s Mexican Grille restaurants are participating:
11am-9:30pm daily

Category: Food and Beverage / Farmer's Market
Contact Name: Alicia's Mexican Grille
Contact Phone: 7135752550
Contact Email: studio@popstudiospr.com
Cost: see description
More info: aliciasmexicangrille.com…

Scariest Employers in The Nation Launch Hiring Season On Friday the 13th
1515 Studemont St, Houston, TX 77007
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Scariest Employers in The Nation Launch Hiring Season On Friday the 13th

KANSAS CITY, MO. July, 11, 2018 – America Haunts, the most successful group of haunted attractions in America, is hosting a national hiring day to launch hiring season beginning on Friday, July 13 to launch its hiring season. The group encourages actors, theatrical personalities, makeup artists plus other creatives, and others to apply to join the team.
Employers at the 28 haunted attractions that makeup America Haunts go to great lengths to retain employees and hire new talent at their locations that annually lure in more than a million daring souls while providing jaw-dropping family-fun haunted entertainment every Halloween season. 
“Our teams take pride to provide thrills to America with the biggest, most creative and technically advanced haunted attractions in the world. We train our cast members to expand their creativity while having have fun on their jobs,” said Amber Arnett-Bequeaith of America Haunts in Kansas City. “We chose Friday, July 13 as the appropriate day to kickoff hiring season for those interested in joining our national family of ghouls.”
Each season, each haunt builds teams of 200-400 staff members. While some are employed year around to build new sets that give guests an even more bone-chilling experience than their last visit, seasonal workers are also needed to work as monsters, makeup artists, security, admissions, and at the concession stands.
“With a stronger economy, a higher numbers of guests are expected to visit the haunts this year,” said Mike Jubie of Headless Horsemen, New York. “Each individual haunt owner is providing extra their own extra perks to gain great workers such as: more comfortable work environments, dinner, cash bonuses, end-of-season parties, work anniversary jackets and more.
“Some haunts are adding air conditioning to their top floors to provide improve comfort – that cost is very high because many are very old historic buildings.”
“A lower jobless rate is great for the nation and with that comes interesting challenges,” Arnett-Bequeaith said.  “People have choices on where they seek employment and those who make the choice to join our team  share similar traits: they love Halloween, entertaining and belonging to teams.”
Spending on Halloween in 2017 topped $8.4 billion with over 33 million people visiting haunted attractions. The industry continues to grow.
To apply, visit any of the haunts listed below:

13th Floor
San Antonio

Nightmare on the Bayou

Thrillvania Haunted Park
Terrell, TX

Category: Job Fairs / Employment
Contact Name: Nightmare On The Bayou
Contact Phone: (713) 868-3344
Cost: FREE
More info: www.nightmareonthebayou.com

The Generous Pour at The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille
Sunday, August 19, 2018

For the tenth consecutive year, The Capital Grille launched its highly anticipated wine event, The Generous Pour. This year, guests are invited to taste and toast the legacy of renowned winemaker Dan Duckhorn. With wines hand selected to pair with the restaurant’s signature menu items, including hand-cut steaks, dry aged in-house. Of the selections is the Goldeneye Rosé of Pinot Noir making its exclusive debut at this year’s event. The Generous Pour is available for $28[1] from July 9 through September 2, 2018, when paired with dinner.

Category: Food and Beverage / Farmer's Market
Contact Phone: (713) 623-4600
Contact Email: fpalmer@peppercomm.com
Cost: $28
More info: www.thecapitalgrille.com…

Annual Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta
Brooks Lake
1 Fluor Daniel Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Sunday, August 19, 2018, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Annual Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta

Pure dragon boat racing! The annual Dragon Boat Regatta promotes the tradition and sport of dragon boat racing, sharing this dramatic aspect of Asian culture. Held on the calm waters of Brooks Lake at Fluor Corp. in Sugar Land, there will be divisions for amateur and experienced teams of men’s, women’s, mixed, BCS and junior crews.

Category: Art / Photography / Crafts, Sports and Recreation, Misc.
Contact Name: Texas Dragon Boat Association
Contact Phone: 8322483655
Contact Email: info@texasdragonboat.com
Cost: Free for spectators
More info: www.texasdragonboat.com

Commute Solutions Month
Sunday, August 19, 2018, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Commute Solutions Month is brought to you by the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). A MPO is a local decision-making body that is responsible for overseeing the metropolitan transportation planning process. H-GAC is designated by the State of Texas as the region’s MPO for transportation planning in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller Counties.

Commute Solutions Month is celebrated annually in August to empower commuters and employers to work together to improve air quality and regional mobility by adopting alternative commute options, such as vanpooling, carpooling, taking the bus, teleworking, biking or walking.

August 1-31, 2018

Where: Harris, Walker, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Galveston, Chambers, Liberty and Montgomery counties.

The Houston-Galveston area ranks as the 11th worst region in the country for traffic congestion. By trying a commute solution, such as vanpooling, carpooling, taking the bus, teleworking, biking or walking, area commuters can work together to improve the quality of their lives and of the region.

Link to Commute Solutions Website: findasmarterwaytowork.org

Category: Community Events / Volunteerism
Contact Name: Amber Gonzalez
Contact Phone: 3612889843
Contact Email: amber.gonzalez@ten35.com
Cost: FREE
More info: findasmarterwaytowork.org

The Royal Standard Tent Sale
Boardwalk Towne Lake
9955 Barker Cypress
Building 1, Suite 108
Cypress, TX 77433
Sunday, August 19, 2018, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Royal Standard, located at the Boardwalk Towne Lake, the premier destination in Northwest Houston, will be hosting their biannual Tent Sale. The Tent Sale lasts from August 18 – 26 and will be available both in stores at the Boardwalk Towne Lake location and online at www.theroyalstandard.com. Cy-Fair residents and Boardwalk visitors can take advantage of all the steals, with deals under $15. Additionally, any Tent Sale customers can bring their receipt to Massage Heights located at the Boardwalk Towne Lake, and they will be entered to win a free massage or facial!

Contact Phone: 205-699-7892
Contact Email: info@theroyalstandard.com
More info: www.theroyalstandard.com

Experience the River Weekend at River Pointe Church
River Pointe Church
5000 Ransom Road
Richmond, TX 77469
Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10 a.m.

Experience the River Weekend at River Pointe Church

Experience the River Weekend at River Pointe Church is a two-day annual tradition where families are invited to meet their community before school starts. Whether you are new to the area, or just haven’t met your neighbors, Experience the River Weekend is the perfect opportunity to bring the family out for fun activities while getting to know other families, classmates and neighbors. A few things you won’t want to miss:

• The Yard & Grill – Enjoy a barbecue meal, available for purchase from the Yard & Grill located on site, and play in the Yard. Yard games include giant Jenga, Corn Hole and ball games.
• Luckey Climber – A two-story vertical maze you and your kids have to climb to believe!

The weekend will begin on Saturday, August 18 at 6 p.m. The festivities will continue Sunday, August 19 at 10 a.m. Families are welcome to attend one, or both days.

For more information about the event, please visit www.rpc.me/experiencetheriver.

Category: Community Events / Volunteerism, Sports and Recreation
Contact Name: Erika Salvide
Contact Phone: 2812776767
Contact Email: erika@rpc.me
Cost: This event is free. Food will be available for purchase.
More info: www.rpc.me…

Beard Papa's Katy Grand Opening
23119 Colonial Parkway Suite A13, Katy, TX 77449
Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Beard Papa's Katy Grand Opening

Beard Papa's is FINALLY coming to Katy, TX!

8.18.18 @10:30 AM

The first 50 puff lovers on Saturday and Sunday spin the wheel to win an ULTRA-EXCLUSIVE T-shirt, mug, or tote bag with any cream puff purchase

All other customers will receive one FREE original vanilla cream puff with any cream puff purchase, limited to one per customer!

We are SO excited to finally showcase these delicacies - come celebrate with us!

Category: Food and Beverage / Farmer's Market
Cost: Free

PDQ Kids Eat Free
All PDQ Houston Locations
Sunday, August 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

PDQ Kids Eat Free

Stop by PDQ every Sunday now until September 3rd and your kids eat free with any meal purchase! This special offer is available at all PDQ Houston and Austin locations.

Category: Food and Beverage / Farmer's Market
Contact Name: PDQ Restaurant
Contact Phone: 7134693948
Contact Email: Fwallace@pdqsouthtexas.com

Preschool Playhouse
Chick-fil-A Meyerland Plaza
5001 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77096
Monday, August 20, 2018, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Playhouse

Treat the kids to a fun (& free!) playdate with stories, crafts, face painting and more!

Category: Community Events / Volunteerism
Cost: FREE
More info: www.facebook.com…

2018 Houston Promotional Product Showcase
Houston Marriott Westchase - 2900 Briarpark Dr. Houston, TX 77042
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join HALO and our top suppliers at the Houston Marriott Westcase for a special promotional tradeshow event. Our product showcase features thousands of promotional products from dozens of our top suppliers. You’ll find ideas for every budget. Advance registration is required. Event is free and complimentary lunch is provided.

Category: Misc.
Contact Name: HALO Branded Solutions
Contact Phone: 8554256266
Contact Email: HALOOnline.Marketing@halo.com
Cost: Free
More info: www.halo.com…

Get In Shape... At S.H.A.P.E.
SHAPE Community Center
Harambee Auditorium
3903 Almeda Rd
Houston TX 77004
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 5 – 6 p.m.

Get In Shape... At S.H.A.P.E.

In 2019, SHAPE will celebrate our Semicentennial Anniversary....... that's a fancy word for HALF A CENTURY! We plan to be Fit at FIFTY.... and we invite you to join us for FREE!

Farafina Fitness Cardio Boot Camp 5p-6p

Melanin Yoga 6p-7p

Capoeira Motions Fitness 6p-7p

Category: Sports and Recreation
Contact Name: SHAPE
Contact Phone: 7135210641
Contact Email: shape@shape.org
Cost: Free
More info: www.shape.org

Author's Series
Texas Southern University - Robert James Terry Library
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 6 – 9 p.m.

Author's Series

This is a unique opportunity for Houston-area authors to share inspiring strategies and experiences in the publishing world!

Category: Community Events / Volunteerism, Conferences
Contact Name: Daphine Jack
Contact Phone: 832-746-0797
Contact Email: theotherside1962@gmail.com
Cost: Free
More info: www.eventbrite.com…

Flea by Night presented by Green Mountain Energy
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 6 – 10 p.m.

Flea by Night presented by Green Mountain Energy

Discovery Green’s popular flea market returns for the summer season. Flea by Night, presented by Green Mountain Energy, is an eco-conscious shopping event. Treasure hunt for vintage, handmade, recycled, repurposed and renewed goods, plus enjoy live music and food trucks.

Category: Art / Photography / Crafts, Food and Beverage / Farmer's Market
Cost: Free
More info: www.discoverygreen.com

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Current Conditions : 90.6F, Scattered Clouds - 11:45 AM CDT Aug. 19
19 Aug 2018 at 9:45am
Temperature: 90.6°F | Humidity: 58% | Pressure: 29.96in (Rising) | Conditions: Scattered Clouds | Wind Direction: WSW | Wind Speed: 7mph

Rest of Today as of Aug. 19 11:28 AM CDT
19 Aug 2018 at 9:28am
Rest of Today - Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Heat index readings 104 to 109.

Tonight as of Aug. 19 11:28 AM CDT
19 Aug 2018 at 9:28am
Tonight - Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday as of Aug. 19 11:28 AM CDT
19 Aug 2018 at 9:28am
Monday - Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Heat index readings 104 to 109.

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