Events

From Happy Hours to High Tea, the Houston Heights Woman's Club loves to get together for food and drink! 
Please join us for an upcoming event.

While many events are free and open to anyone, some events do require payment, which can be made through the website or by sending a check. Details on payments are included with each individual event. One of the many benefits of membership is reduced pricing for our most popular occasions.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, June 10, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Hosted Virtually
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    Atonement

    by Ian McEwan

    Led by Anne Sloan

    Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose.

    • Thursday, July 08, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Hosted Virtually
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    Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love

    and Hate in a Torn America

    by Maria Hinojosa

    Led by Ellen Bell

    In Once I Was You, Maria shares her intimate experience growing up Mexican American on the South Side of Chicago. She offers a personal and illuminating account of how the rhetoric around immigration has not only long informed American attitudes toward outsiders, but also sanctioned willful negligence and profiteering at the expense of our country’s most vulnerable populations—charging us with the broken system we have today.

    An urgent call to fellow Americans to open their eyes to the immigration crisis and understand that it affects us all, this honest and heartrending memoir paints a vivid portrait of how we got here and what it means to be a survivor, a feminist, a citizen, and a journalist who owns her voice while striving for the truth.

    • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
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    The Vanishing Half

    by Brit Bennett

    Led by Carole Johnston

    The Vanishing Half examines sisterhood, black identity, and parenthood with compassion and conviction. The Vignes twins grew up inseparable in the ’60s in Mallard, Louisiana, a small town reserved for black residents with light skin. Stella and Desiree Vignes are tall and beautiful, and they dream of lives beyond the lynching of their father and housekeeping for white people, like their mother does. When they flee to New Orleans as teenagers, Stella discovers that she can pass as white, and so begins the fracture that will forever separate the twins.

    Stella disappears in California and continues to play the part of a white woman, keeping her past a secret from her husband and daughter. After leaving her abusive marriage, Desiree returns to Mallard with her daughter, Jude, who is “black as tar.” Jude, desperate to find a place where she fits in, goes to college in California and discovers she was searching not just for herself but for her mother’s sister.

    Told in flashbacks and alternating points of view, this novel asks what is personal identity, if not your past. A riveting and sympathetic story about the bonds of sisterhood and just how strong they are, even at their weakest. —Al Woodworth, Amazon Book Review 

    • Thursday, September 09, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Hosted Virtually
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    Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister:

    Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

    by Jung Chang

    Led by Ellen Bell

    They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on history.

    Red Sister, Ching-ling, married the 'Father of China', Sun Yat-sen, and rose to be Mao's vice-chair.

    Little Sister, May-ling, became Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right.

    Big Sister, Ei-ling, became Chiang's unofficial main adviser - and made herself one of China's richest women.

    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Hosted Virtually
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