Out of Store Events



HMNS Lecture: Designing Gardens for Children - Inspired by The Hundred Acre Wood

Tuesday, March 20th   6pm

Designing an interactive and engaging garden where children can play and learn doesn't mean losing style and elegance--innovative family gardens can be well-designed for the whole family. This illustrated workshop on March 20, 2018 at 6 p.m. looks at key elements of flow, color, planting, refuge, seating, games, and wildlife. It also considers concepts of child development, design adaptability and creating opportunities for children to explore their senses, take risks and keep safe. Landscape historian and garden designer Kathryn Aalto is an American writer, designer, historian and lecturer living in Exeter, England. Following the presentation, Aalto will sign copies of her New York Times bestseller "The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood." Members $12, Tickets $18 at hmns.org, or call 713-639-4629 and mention Lec$5off for discounted tickets.


The 2018 PARTNERS Spring Luncheon

River Oaks Country Club

Thursday, April 5, 2018           Check in begins at 11:30 AM

This year’s Luncheon will feature a powerful message of Survival, Recovery and Hope. Retired Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author Marcus Luttrell will be the keynote speaker. His book, Lone Survivor, tells the tale of ultimate sacrifice through Luttrell’s sole survival experience in Operation Redwing, a tragic Navy SEALs mission that took the lives of 19 fellow service members. Luttrell’s story is inspiring and engaging and reminds us all that freedom isn’t free. The invocation will be given by Kenneth Gayle, Program Director of Music Doing Good, and Ernie Manouse, a critically acclaimed television host on HoustonPBS, will be the Master of Ceremony.


  Past events  

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “Cosmic Collisions”

Jones Hall

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 7:30 PM

3…2…1…BLAST OFF! Award-winning astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to Space City with a new lecture entitled “Cosmic Collisions”. The lecture will cover all the things that go bump in the night (and in the day). And yes, the universe wants to kill you: On occasion these collisions — asteroid & comet impacts on Earth, render life extinct. Learn why and how this happens, and what we are doing about it.

Over the years, Neil deGrasse Tyson has become America’s top astrophysicist and a pop culture icon. Tyson is the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. He is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

In addition to dozens of professional publications, Tyson has written, and continues to write for the public. Tyson’s latest book, released in May 2017 is Astrophysics for People In A Hurry. This adorably readable book is an introduction to all that you’ve read, and heard about that’s making news in the universe — consummated, in one place, succinctly presented, for people in a hurry.



Battle of San Jacinto Symposium

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The annual Battle of San Jacinto Symposium is the premier academic event for The San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy.  The objective of the Symposium is to provide a forum for promoting public awareness and scholarship relating to the Mexican colonial era in Texas (1821-1835), the Texas Revolution (1835-1836), the battle of San Jacinto (1836), and the Republic of Texas (1836-1845).  These pivotal years, the "creation story of modern Texas," mark the transition from Spanish and Mexican sovereignty to independent Texas and annexation to the United States.