This page will feature upcoming events from libraries, schools, and other organizations which focus on Greater Houston Area literacy awareness.
2017 Greater Houston Area Literacy Awareness & Fundraisers
MARCH 9: SEASIDE SPRING SOIREE
Benefiting the Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation. More information TBA.
MARCH 23: RED HAT LITERACY LUNCHEON
Benefits the Adult Reading Center, the only professional community-based literacy provider in the Pearland service area that utilizes volunteer tutors to support its mission of providing instruction at no charge to adults with limited literacy skills. Many of these individuals have difficulty functioning effectively in the community due to poor speaking, reading, or writing English skills. More information TBA.
MARCH 31: GROOVE: HOT JAZZ AND COOL PEOPLE
Hosted each spring, our GROOVE jazz event combines great food, great company and great music for an unforgettable evening! The event features live music performed by nationally recognized artists in residence for the Katy Jazz Festival and the opportunity to meet some of our current school year’s grant winners. All proceeds from this event benefit the Katy Education Foundation.
MARCH 31: READING BETWEEN THE WINES
Benefiting The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County. More information TBA. (@)
One of the largest non-celebrity tournaments in the Houston area, the B.F. Adam Classic is held each May. Since its inception in 1992, more than $1.6 million has been raised to fund Cypress Fairbanks Education Foundation efforts.
MAY 18: COOKIN’ FOR A CAUSE
Co-Chairs: Laura Stein and Vincent Montalbano
SBEF Young Leaders BBQ Cook-off! Benefiting Spring Branch Education Foundation (@). More information TBA.
APRIL 3-8: BAYOU CITY BOOK FESTIVAL
All Lone Star College College Campuses
The Bayou City Book Festival is a new initiative coming out of Lone Star College’s (LSC) Center for Civic Engagement. The Center desires to effectively and efficiently integrate literacy and literary works within the lives of their students and the wider Houston-area. BCBF seeks to create the venue for nationally and internationally known authors to speak to audiences about unique ideas, meet with attendees on an individual basis, provide free literary programming, promote diverse works of literature and their authors, and focus attention on literacy within the City of Houston. Exhibitors consist of book sellers, authors, presses, non profits, and unique specialty items relating to literacy and literary works. See list of events here.
APRIL 9: 2017 SBEF GOLF CLASSIC
River Ridge Golf Course
Chair: Mike Baker
Benefiting Spring Branch Education Foundation (@). More information TBA.
APRIL 20: A CELEBRATION OF READING
Celebrate reading with Maria and Neil Bush as well as several national best-selling authors and notable entertainers. Now in its 22nd year, this annual fundraiser benefits the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Experience these notable authors bringing their best-selling books to life.