As your age changes, so do your dietary and exercise needs, says William Amonette, assistant professor of Exercise and Health Sciences at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Get the skinny from Amonette in his discussion, “Keeping the Spring in Your Step: Exercise, Physical Activity and Nutrition at Every Age” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Bayou Building Garden Room at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.

The lecture is the latest talk in the Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs’ Distinguished Speaker Series. The public event is free-for-all ages. Free parking is available in the visitor lot. For more information, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 281-283-2021 or visit

Mercury Orchestra: Shubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’

Listen to Mercury — The Orchestra Redefined take on Franz Schubert’s dark and expressive “Death and the Maiden” at 8 p.m. Friday in UHCL’s Bayou Building Bayou Theater.

Tickets are $10 or $6 for UHCL students. For tickets and for more Cultural Arts events, visit or call 281-283-2065.

Friday Morning Continuing Education starts spring series

UHCL’s Friday Morning Continuing Education spring series continues Friday with lectures on how to write your life’s story, understanding World War I and the Human Papilloma Virus.

At 9 a.m., UHCL alumna Carmen Moreno offers practical tips on how to leave a legacy your family can cherish forever by writing your life’s story in “Writing Your Own Memoir, Part 1.” At 11 a.m., attend either “World in Flames: World War I and the Prospect of Perpetual War, Part 2” by Adjunct Instructor of History William Powers or “HPV: the Clever Little Virus that Generated Cowboy Legends, Tumors and Controversy” by University of Texas Medical Branch pathologist Vicki Schnadig who will explain how the Human Papilloma Virus influenced modern culture.

All presentations are held in the Bayou Building’s Patio Café. The cost to attend is a one-time $26 spring membership fee and an $18 course fee for each individual class, which includes course materials, borrowing privileges from UHCL’s Alfred R. Neumann Library, discounts from the UHCL bookstore and more. To learn more or to register for the class, call 281-283-3033 or visit

Black Violin on nationwide tour with a stop at UHCL

Tickets are still available for the 7:30 p.m. Sunday performance of the internationally acclaimed Black Violin in UHCL’s Bayou Building Bayou Theater.

Black Violin, on a nationwide tour, is known for its distinctive fusion of classical, jazz, funk and hip-hop musical genres. The duo’s 2015 release of the major-label album “Stereotypes” debuted as No. 1 on Billboard’s classical-crossover chart and No. 4 on Billboard’s rhythm and blues chart.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $15 for any student with a valid student ID. To purchase or for more information, visit or call UHCL Student Life, 281-283-2560.

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