What’s Up Houston?

By | July 16, 2015

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.)

The schedule of speakers for the 2022 Spring Session
is given below: 

March 24:
Shanna Lopez, Manager, Public Sector Solutions, Waste Management, presents an overview of the recycling, the state of recycling now and tips for more effective recycling.

March 31:
Gayle Goddard,
Owner, The Clutter Fairy, discusses how she and her experienced staff work to help their clients downsize, declutter and better organize their homes and lives.

April 7:
Debbie Posso,  Executive Director, Senior Rides and More, notes that it is an interfaith coalition of churches and faith-based organizations whose main goal is to assist elderly neighbors with transportation to stores and appointments to promote senior independent living.

April 14:
J Hunter Todd,  Chair and Founding Director, 55th Annual Worldfest Houston, talks about the history of the oldest independent Film Festival in the world and its effect on many important film makers.

April 21:
Bandana Chawla, MD
, Lifestyle Docs, explains that the mission of Lifestyle Docs is to empower individuals to become healthy in mind, body and spirit with the holistic approach which addresses the root cause of many diseases.

April 28:
Mary Cohrs, Director, City of Bellaire Library, tells of the beginning of the Bellaire community, its early development and how it became a landlocked community.  This is the first of a series of presentations about this unique city.

May 5:
Rachel Folkerts, Farms Program Director, Plant it Forward, describes this Houston-based nonprofit organization which empowers refugees to develop sustainable farming businesses that produce fresh, healthy food for the community.