Bridge

Do you know the dealer from the dummy?
A slam from a trick?

LEOH offers TWO Bridge classes:

A Social Bridge Class that meets from 12:45 until 3:00 pm on the Thursdays when LEOH is in session. In this class, there are tables for intermediate-level players as well as tables for beginners giving you a chance to learn the game you always wanted to in a fun atmosphere. 

LEOH also offers a Year-Round Bridge Class which meets on Thursday afternoons from 12:45 until 4 pm. This class is for those of you who are experienced and dedicated players!

Field Trips

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  • Ever petted a wolf? Fed a giraffe? Volunteered in a soup kitchen?
  • Toured a nuclear power plant?
  • Looked behind the scenes at the Alley Theater?
  • Ridden a boat down Buffalo Bayou?
  • Been to Washington-on-the-Brazos, the Painted Churches?
  • Taken a “duck” tour of Galveston?
  • Visited our local Air Coast Guard facility?l7

Every month, year round, LEOH offers fieldtrips to its members. The trips are usually all-day excursions to two or three sites in the greater Houston area plus a stop for lunch. We have also had one day trips out of town to places such as Austin, San Antonio and Nacogdoches.

Costs vary depending upon admission fees, etc.

Watch this page or go to “LEOH Updates” since trips are usually announced one month in advance.

Add your name to LEOH’s email list to receive trip information as it becomes available.

Trip Dates – Spring 2018:

April 17 – Tuesday

May 18 – Friday

June 15 – Friday

LEOH members visited several of the famous Painted Churches in Texas as well as stopped at the Shiner Brewery!

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LEOH members visited Newmans Castle near Bellville, TX, the Blue Heron (Goat) Farm in Field Store, TX      

and the outdoor art sculptures at the University of Houston. 

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On March 13th, LEOH members visited the Raindrop Turkish Center and saw a demonstration of water marbling painting.  

Watercolor Painting

Yes, at LEOH you can even dabble in the arts!

 

We are pleased to have Marie Schaer as our Watercolor Painting Instructor for the 2018 Spring Session.  Marie Schaer, an award-winning watercolorist, studied at the Glassell School of Art under Arthur Turner and obtained her Certificate of Completion in 1980. She has experience in a wide range of media, including approximately seventeen years in watercolor. She served as Committee Chair for the Watercolor Art Society – Houston’s (WAS-H) website in 2015.

She has won awards in WAS-H shows and one of her paintings was included in the Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas 2018 show at the Williams Tower.  Two examples of her watercolor paintings are below.

This class meets from 1 pm until about 3:00 pm on the Thursdays (when LEOH is in session).

Since this class does provide a professional teacher who provides individual instruction, an additional fee of $40 is charged at the time of registration.

LEOH’S Town Hall

This series of classes features speakers who will keep you informed about a myriad of things happening in our world community. The scope of the topics will interest and amaze you—from government leaders to astronomy; from travel opportunities to how to cope with Medicare; from performers from the Houston Grand Opera to DNA; from religious tolerance to healthy aging.

Yes…you will find these speakers truly spellbinding. 

This class meets from 11 am until 12 noon on the Thursdays
(when LEOH is in session) 

 2018 Town Hall schedule of speakers:

March 22      THE FUTURE OF LEOH

President Ken Euler and members of the LEOH Board will discuss the affect of the closing of Bethany UMC on LEOH and LEOH’s possible relocation

March 29     HOUSTON’S NATURAL HISTORY, PAST AND PRESENT

Shannon Tompkins, Columnist and reporter, Houston Chronicle, talks about the richness of Houston in land, water, wildlife and fisheries, even today.

April 5      STAYING SAFE: BOTH YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY

Sgt Michael Ortiz, Southwest Community Affairs, Houston Police Department, addresses crimes against seniors and neighborhood safety in general.

April 12      SUSTAINABILITY AND THE CITY OF CURITIBA

Richard Johnson, Director, Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy, Adjunct Professor in the practice of Environmental Studies in Sociology, Rice University, discusses the city of Curitiba as an example of an environmental and socially sustainable city with a limited budget.  Contrast with northern hemisphere cities, such as Copenhagen, Vancouver and San Francisco.

April 19     BEYOND THE ‘MELTING POT’ TOWARDS A’TRANSNATIONAL’ AMERICA

Dominic Aquila, Provost and Professor of History, University of St Thomas, notes that the traditional ‘melting pot’ characterization of America has been changed by  massive immigration in the late 19th and early 20 centuries into a ‘transnational’ version.

April 26     BRAES BAYOU: AN UPDATE

Charles Goforth, President, Brays Bayou Association, presents an update with respect to the Braes Bayou Flood Control and the proposed transformation of channel work, bridges, hike and bike trails, landscaping and amenities.

May 3     DESCARTES AND CERTAINTY: WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN BE CERTAIN OF ANYTHING

Jeffrey Green, PhD, Dean, The Graduate School, and Professor of Philosophy, Houston Baptist University, examines Descartes’ Meditations and considers arguments for skepticism and what we know and how we know it.

 

 

 

 

What’s Up Houston?

Houston is an utterly amazing place brimming with unique organizations, things to do and places to visit. This series of classes features guest speakers who tell us about these organizations, events and fun and educational places we can visit with possible volunteer opportunities.

This class meets from 10 am until 11 am on the Thursdays
(when LEOH is in session.)

Here is what is scheduled for our 2018 Spring Session:

March 22:

Registration, Coffee, and Conversation

March 29:

B K Power, Director of Visitation, Lone Star Flight Museum, tells us about the new home and new mission of the Museum.

April 5:

Paula Torrado Plazas, Community Outreach Coordinator, Air Alliance Houston, discusses the effect of our local industries on air quality.

April 12:

William F Munson, PhD, Associate VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, University of Houston, talks about his functions as an advocate and problem solver for students and about freedom of speech on campus.

April 19:

Coffee and Conversation – 10:00 – 10:30

Update on LEOH – 10:30 – 11:00           

April 26:

Donald Perkins, Chief of Staff for Councilman Larry Green, City of Houston, District K, gives us an overview of the issues affecting our district.

May 3:

Jim Parsons, Director of Special Projects, Preservation Houston, details the efforts of the organization to protect the city’s historical character and architectural heritage.