August Local Happenings

August is hot! Beat the heat with local opportunities that keep you indoors. From Back to School Drives to Advancing Literacy, it’s easy to stay cool and still make an impact in your community!

AUA Back to School Drive and Volunteer Mix & Mingle 

  • Sunday, August 13, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Saloon Door Brewing: 105A Magellan Circle, Webster, Texas 77598
  • We’re collecting school supplies 🍎 to help the kids at Boys & Girls Harbor get ready for the new school year!
    • See the event page for more info including a list of requested items
  • Grab a beer 🍻 and learn how to get involved in your local community with AUA
  • Bonus! Saloon Door Brewing will be hosting a movie night following the meeting

Literacy Advance of Houston Family Literacy Event

  • Thursday, August 31, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Bay Area United Way Service Center: 1300 A Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058
  • Help with literacy activities for students (pre-K – 5th grade), distribute free books to children, or register families as they arrive!
  • Volunteers MUST complete a Criminal Background Check prior to participating!
    • Literacy Advance will cover the costs
  • Volunteers should arrive 30 minutes prior to the event to help set up and stay 30 minutes afterwards to help break down
  • For more information about this and other opportunities contact the volunteer manager at 713.266.8777 or

The Mercy Tree

  • Prepare & serve a meal for approximately 20 homeless clients in the Clear Lake area
    • Meals should include a main dish, sides, drinks, ice, dessert, and paper products (plates, cups, napkins, flatware, etc.)
    • Meals can be home cooked or bought from a restaurant
    • There are no cooking facilities on site so meals must arrive fully prepared and ready to serve
  • Lunch is served Monday – Saturday, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Dinner is served on Sundays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Locations vary but are all in the Clear Lake Area
  • For more information or to sign up to provide and serve a meal, please email

Armand Bayou Nature Center Weekly Workdays

Did you know that Armand Bayou Nature Center has weekly volunteer workdays every Friday?

Lend a hand for Prairie Friday from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Contact their volunteer coordinator Liz VanOrstrand to check if volunteers are needed and for more information about this and other opportunities at or 713-274-2664. Check out their volunteer site here.

Happy 4th of July!

We had a wonderful time to celebrating the 4th of July with our community at the Seabrook 4th of July Kids Parade this morning! Tonight, as we watch the fireworks and celebrate independence, we’d like to thank those who fought and those who continue to fight for our American freedom.

If you or someone you love is a veteran in the Houston area, check out all the Lone Star Veterans Association Events happening in July all over Houston.

The Lone Star Veterans Association is the largest post-9/11 veteran membership group in the state of Texas. While we focus on programming and marketing towards the post-9/11 community we are an inclusive organization with supporters that include veterans from every era of military service, military spouses, and civilians.


(c) Lone Star Veterans Association

July Local Happenings

There’s lots to celebrate and get involved with this July. From Independence Day to working up a sweat in local green spaces, it’s easy to find some action your passionate about this summer! (Don’t for get the ice cream!)

Independence Day

RedRover Responders

La Marque Public Library

  • Donate those paper towel rolls you just tossed by JULY 18th!
    • A collection box will be set up at the library
    • As part of their Little Hands Can program on Tuesday, July 18th, kids will be building musical shakers made from donated paper towel rolls
  • Donate to the summer food drive and help build their sky scrapper benefiting the Galveston County Food Bank
  • 1011 Getty Rd, La Marque, TX 77568

Harris County Public Library Book Buddies

  • Pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies)
  • REGISTER BY JULY 21st to share the joy of reading!
    • Fill out an application here
    • Background checks required
  • Evelyn Meador Library

AUA Volunteer Mix & Mingle and Hurricane Preparedness

  • Sunday, July 16, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Saloon Door Brewing: 105A Magellan Circle, Webster, Texas 77598
  • Grab a beer 🍻 and learn how to get involved in your local community with AUA
    • Meet like-minded folks
    • Find local volunteer opportunities
    • Discuss local challenges and solutions
  • Don’t forget, it’s hurricane 🌀🌊 season
    • We’ll have information about being prepared and how to recover
  • Bonus! Saloon Door Brewing will be hosting a movie night following the meeting
    • 6:00 pm Dazed and Confused
    • 8:30 pm Caddyshack

Exploration Green

  • Weekly volunteer opportunities
    • Trailblazing Days: Saturday, July 1 and July 15 from 8:00 am-12:00 pm
    • Tree Nursery Days: Saturday July 8 and Sunday July 30 from 8:00 am-11:00 am
  • Exploration Green is moving fast and is actively recruiting residents to help shape this local green space project. Check out opportunities here

Armand Bayou Nature Center

  • Weekly volunteer opportunities – check their calendar to see what days they need volunteers
  • Monthly volunteer meetings held the 2nd Thursday of each month EXCLUDING June and July
    • 6:30 pm social
    • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm meeting
  • For more information visit the Volunteer Website or contact Liz VanOrstrand, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Complete the volunteer enrollment form and drop it by the office to get started

National Ice Cream Month

  • You deserve a treat!

Beer Olympics Benefiting Alzheimer’s Awareness

Friday, June 30th from 5:30-8:00 pm, Saloon Door Brewing in Webster will be hosting Beer Olympics benefiting The Longest Day Alzheimer’s Association.

Teams of 5 will compete in cornhole, ladder toss, and Jenga + a bonus game/round of bucket ball too. If you can’t get 5 people together head over and they’ll help find other people to join up!

To sign up contact Jason Graham at (409) 939-3992 for more info/sign up requirements – all proceeds from this event will go to The Longest Day Alzheimer’s Association. For questions about The Longest Day Alzheimer’s Association, please contact, Samantha Duffy, at Cheers!

Kidz Pacz Summer Meals Distribution – La Marque Public Library

When school lets out for the summer, the Food Bank ensures that children are still able to receive nutritious, kid-friendly food through its Kidz Pacz program.

The La Marque Public Library distributes Kidz Pacz for the Galveston County Food Bank from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm every Saturdays through July.

Stop by today and get signed up to participate in this wonderful program! For other locations throughout the area (and country) check out the USDA Summer Meals site



Exploration Green Volunteers Wanted!

Tremendous progress has already started to change the landscape at the former Clear Lake City Golf Course and Exploration Green is taking shape! The dedicated team at the Exploration Green Conservancy has laid the ground work to transform this green space into a local community gem for Clear Lake residents and visitors. The master plan boasts a beautiful, multi-purpose 200-acre public green space complete with miles of hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, sports fields, and natural wetlands that will naturally filter and clean storm water runoff. Continue reading

Fight the Hanger for a Good Cause

Fight the #Hanger and support a great cause tomorrow, June 15! Exploration Green is teaming up with El Pollo Loco in Webster to raise funds for the park. Show the flyer from the link below from 10 am – 10 pm and they will donate 50% back to this great organization.…/41c4a0_f2596bb48c9949ecbc4be7a…

If you missed it be sure to check out all the work The Exploration Green Conservancy is doing to create a beautiful green space in the Clear Lake area.

“The Exploration Green Conservancy is dedicated to creating, maintaining and operating the habitat restoration and recreation facilities within Exploration Green while concurrently supporting the use of the area for storm water detention.”