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 2019 Spring Session:

March 21:
Kimberly Patel, Volunteer Services Regional Manager,American Red Cross, discusses the functions and projects of the Red Cross and volunteering.

March 28:
Rachel Helbing, MLIS, 
Director of Library Services for the Health Sciences, University of Houston Libraries, tells us how to evaluate medical articles on the website.

April 4:
Stephen Klineberg, PhD,  Director, Kinder Institute, Professor Emeritus, Rice University, discusses the 2018 Kinder Report.

April 11:
Calli Bowers, Marketing Assistant, Reach Healthcare Services, presents the services that are offered by Reach.

April 18:
Kelly McCann, Project Specialist, Houston-Galveston Area Council, presents information on elder abuse as part of the Elder Justice Project.         

April 25:
Monty Patch, Volunteer, AARP, offers a financial workshop for people over 50 years of age.

May 2:
Maria Gaztambide, PhD, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art, University of Houston, reveals the Public Art available at the University.







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 even when LEOH is not is Session. 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 -Spring 2019:

March 13 – Wednesday
Lone Star Flight Museum
Butler Longhorn Museum

April 16 – Tuesday
Port of Houston Boat Tour
San Jacinto Monument and Museum

May 22 – Wednesday
President George H W Bush Library

June 28 – Friday (night)
Miller Outdoor Theater
Houston Symphony Orchestra

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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 LEOH Fieldtrip photo

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 2019 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 (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)

2019 Spring Town Hall schedule:

March 21     The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and its Venues

Ms Gerry Adams, Docent at the Museum of Fine Arts

March 28    Planning Your Exit – What You Need to Know

Steve Sandifer, Pastoral Care Minister, Southwest Church of Christ

April  4    The Latest Scams

Candice Twyman, LMSW, Executive Director, The Better Business Bureau

Education Foundation

April 11     Houston Pets Alive

Miranda Morris, Houston Pets Alive

April 18     Anti-Semitism: How it is Tracked and What We Can do About it.

Dena Marks, Associate Director, Anti-Defamation League

April  25    Independent Pharmacists: They Council; They Deliver

Gary Cheema, PharmD, Pharmacist and Owner, Medic Pharmacy

(South Braeswood)

May 2    Biodiversity: Lost Causes and Consequences

and What We Can Do To Help

Kerri M Crawford, PhDAssistant Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston