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 the schedule for our 2018 Fall Session:

September 20:
Jim Love, Associate Pastor, Bellaire United Methodist Church

September 27:
Melody Condron, Librarian, University of Houston Libraries.

October 4:
Steven Morgen, Associate Rabbi, Congregation Beth Yeshurun

October 11:
Steven Morgen, Associate Rabbi, Congregation Beth Yeshurun

October 18:
Gayle Goddard, Professional organizer and owner, The Clutter Fairy          

October 25:
Patricia King-Ritter, Interim Executive Director, Evelyn’s Park

November 1:
Bob Stevenson, Revels Houston






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



  • 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 -Fall 2018:

September 7 – Friday

October 6 – Saturday

November 29 – Thursday

December 11 – Tuesday

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



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 return as our Watercolor Painting Instructor for the 2018 Fall 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 (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 shown here.

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.

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:

September 20     The History of Bellaire

Mr R W McKinney, President, Bellaire Historical Society

September 27    Challenges for the New National Science Advisor

Neal F Lane, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Rice University

October 4      610/69 (Hwy 59):  Reconstructing the Busiest Interchange  in Texas

Frank Leong, West Harris Area Engineer, Alex Alvarado, Project Manager, Paul Eley, Lead Inspector, Greg Ranft, 610/69 Consultant, Danny Perez, Public Information Officer

October 11      The Importance of Sleep

Jerald Simmons, MD, Comprehensive Sleep Medicine

October 18     Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianships

Pam Keever, J D, Keever & Wiesenthal Law Office

October  25    Medicare’s Quality Improvement Organization: KEPRO

Brittny Brather Rasmus, KEPRO Representative

November 1     Lessons from Harvey

Richard Johnson, Director, Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy, Adjunct Professor in the practice of Environmental Studies in Sociology, Rice University