This list of events and actions around Houston is maintained by the Kaleidoscope group. These events are not at Houston Zen Center, so follow the links below for more information.

Tues. 7/17 – Immigration & Family Separation Crisis: A Call to Understand, Connect, & Act. Rothko Chapel partnering with Houston Immigration Legal Services. 7 PM, 3900 Yupon St., 77006. Sign up at or call 713-660-1403.

Wed. 7/18 – Houston Green Film Series presents “Straws” – “With colorful straw history animation narrated by Oscar winner Tim Robbins, STRAWS leaves audiences with a clear understanding of the problems caused by plastic pollution and empowers individuals to be part of the solution.” Rice Cinema, Rice University Entrance #8 at University & Stockton. 6:30 – 9 PM.

Sun. 7/22 – Houston Cares: A Fundraiser for Refugee Families, Hosted by Houston Teachers for Social Justice. 12 – 4 PM at Arka Art, 4715 Main Street, # E, 77002. A free, family-friendly event for all ages to help fundraise for refugee families. All proceeds will go directly to RAICES.

Fri. 7/27 – Open House & Movie Night at Diamond Way Temple, 417 E. NASA Parkway, Webster, TX 77598. 7:30 PM.


Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) Bond Program Community Meetings. Provide input to the HCFCD on effective flood damage reduction for our region. These meetings are ongoing through July and will be held for each watershed in our region. More information and meeting dates at, Bond Program, Community Engagement.

Meals on Wheels – **NEW HEIGHTS DISTRIBUTION SITE** - near HZC at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1811 Heights Blvd. Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver hot lunches to seniors in the neighborhood M-F. More information at

Houston Food Not Bombs, with support from A Well-Fed World continues efforts to provide healthy vegetarian and vegan food to those in need. Donate here. VOLUNTEER - Come to 521 Lamar 77002 (Downtown Library Courtyard) Mon., Wed., Fri. 8pm, & Sun. 7pm. Bring vegetarian or vegan food or just bring yourself! We have bowls & spoons.