La Marque’s Abundant Life Christian Center hosts its biggest conference of the year each November. This year they are adding a free concert to their annual Unshakable gathering beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 5 at 601 Delaney Road with headliner Building 429.

“We’ve never had a concert during this week before and it’s been 31 years in the making. Chris August and Josh Wilson will be here as well as 429 doing something they call ‘Worship in the Round,’” said Catherine Rudolph, executive pastor at Abundant. They do their individual hits, but then get together to lead worship as one. They added us as an encore after the end of their national tour. We’re really excited.”

For details, call 409-935-1606.


League City’s Anchor Point will hold its Run for Health race at 7:15 a.m. on Nov. 4 at Nassau Bay’s Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Road.

“Maybe it has been a while since you have been on a 5K run,” said Debbie Simmons, Anchor’s CEO and founder. “Maybe all of your extra time has been spent with contractors and Lowes’ associates. Whatever your reason, we want you there. We run every year for the family struggling with relationships and seeking help through our Seabrook Counseling Center. We run for the new mom who has no idea what to do with a brand-new baby. We run for children who need a smaller learning environment to thrive in our Excellent Minds Academy.”

For details, call 832-632-1221.


Nurit Mittlefehldt, who does publicity for the women’s Jewish charity, Kinneret Hadassah, writes to share about the group’s annual holiday bazaar 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at Congregation Shaar Hashalom, 16020 El Camino Real, in Houston.

She also likes to quote columnist Dave Barry as saying, “Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the holiday season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall.”

Mittlefehldt said the bazaar offers “the perfect solution for shoppers which will support education, health and youth programs in the U.S. and Israel, as well as the Hadassah Medical Centers in Jerusalem.”

For details, call 413-834-2020.


Something a bit different will soon take place at the University of Houston-Clear Lake: The Sacred Arts of Tibet Tour will be a weeklong series of activities that will offer a perspective on modern Buddhism as told by monks from Gaden Shartse Norling Monastery in India.

It all begins at 10 a.m. Nov. 6 in the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. in Houston, as the monks create a sand mandala.

Additional events will occur daily with the sand design being dissolved at the end of the week.

“This is a rare opportunity for our area,” said Stephen M. Cherry, an associate professor of sociology at UHCL. “It will allow people to experience a unique cultural and artistic event as the monks share their culture and religion as they struggle to preserve these traditions in exile from their native Tibet.”

For details, call 281-283-7600.


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