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What’s happening this week: The Don Sanders Center for Cats and Kittens opens, the Houston Health Department raises awareness of the misuse of antibiotics leading to superbugs, and the 70th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day parade lineup.
On Wednesday, November 20, the Houston BARC Foundation Board Members, City Council members and major donors of BARC were invited to a special grand opening of Don Sanders Center for Cats and Kittens. The new shelter will house more than 150 cats with enough space for them to roam and includes areas designated for potential adopters to get acquainted with the cat they’re interested in adopting.
A grand opening for the public will be held November 23 and November 24 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., with public tours available every half hour. More information on this exciting event is available on the center’s Facebook page.
In response to a rise in bacterial infections caused by an overuse of antibiotics (also known as superbugs), the Houston Health Department is preparing to raise public awareness through a variety of initiatives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “At least 2.8 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 35,000 people die as a direct result.” For more information on the Houston Health Department’s Healthcare-Associated Infections Program, click here.
H-E-B’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup has been announced, and the entertainment should appeal to members of the whole family. This year the parade will include 12 high-flying balloons, 13 floats, a special performance from The Voice contestant Simone Gundy, and a musical performance from Theatre Under the Stars’ Elf—The Musical. The parade is set to begin at 9 a.m. on November 28. Reserve a seat on the parade route for $25 here.
The Houston Art Advisory located at 3420 Rusk Street hosts an exhibit featuring California-based artist Joshua Dildine this weekend on November 22 and November 23. Dildine’s painting style is categorized as a post-modern painterly abstraction fused with photography. The exhibit is open to the public by appointment, which can be made here.
Considering a move to EaDo? The MOVEMETOTX realtors team and EaDo Bike Co. are hosting a bike tour on November 23 for a tour that includes stops at The Original Villa Arcos, La Esquina, Sigma Brewing Company and 8th Wonder Brewery. EaDo Bike Co. will provide rentals for those that need a bike. The bike tour begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
Neil’s Bar, located at 2006 Walker Street, will host a Super Smash Bros. tournament on November 26 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The tournament is free to join and open for players 21 and up. The winner will receive $100 and bragging rights. For more information, head to the bar’s Facebook page.
Don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving? No problem. Indianola will be open this Thanksgiving November 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a Thanksgiving Buffet. The restaurant offers three meat options and a wide variety of sides, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts to choose from. The buffet costs $55 per adult, $20 per child (12 & Under), and children under three eat free.