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9000 Airport Blvd.
Houston, TX 77061
Phone: (713) 943-0035
Fax: (713) 943-0360
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services. Al Shareef Masjid organizes lectures and seminars and also celebrations of the Muslim festivals. Prayers, meetings and discussions are held to keep the community informed.
Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church is the result of the efforts of many dedicated reverend sisters and priests. Since its inception, the church has consistently been growing—spiritually as well as in the number of devotees visiting it. The ambiance is warm and welcoming and all your worries and troubles are left far behind. There is always something happening at Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church like the Youth Hip Hop Night, the Annual Men's Day Concert, a fund raising event by the name Vision-Provision and Spring Revival to name a few.
If you are looking for old Northern Italian architecture and a charmingly designed church, come visit this beautiful chapel known as Villa De Matel Convent. Built in the Lombard Romanesque style by Maurice J. Sullivan in 1928, it was the proudest of his creations. The sisters who decided to build the chapel in the 1920s asked him to create a building that would "be as good in 500 years as on the day of completion". He accomplished exactly that. Located on a sprawling 70 plus acres near South Wayside in southeast Houston, the grounds are home to the Sisters of Charity and Sisters of Incarnate Word private novitiate and mother house.
Over the course of more than two decades, Jefferson Davis McKissack, a Houston postal worker who loved oranges, built The Orange Show one found object at a time. He dreamt it would one day become a major attraction. He died just seven months after opening its doors. Recognizing The Orange Show's importance as one of the finest examples of folk art environments in the U.S., a group of supporters formed the Orange Show Foundation to preserve the monument. They're also responsible for the internationally renowned Art Car Festival. Besides visiting The Orange Show, you can also take one of the Foundations' Eyeopener Tours.
St. Agnes Church also known as the March of Faith Ministries, strives to establish a community that is complete in body, mind and soul with God. Under the guidance of Gene A. Moore Sr. the church has helped in bringing about a difference to the lives of many people through the word of God. And it is in this regard that various events are conducted in the church as also for the wellness of the community at large.
Masjid Al Huda is more than a prayer house for the Muslim community. Lectures and seminars are arranged to create an awareness amongst the Muslim youth about the tenets and principles of Islam. Festivals and religious days are also celebrated here.
At the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, they believe in servicing mankind and lay community service before everything else. The church welcomes and encourages the youth to come forward and help in the betterment of society. The over 40 year old church building features a bookstore containing books pertaining to everything from religion to human sciences. The church also offers a Christian education and welcomes donations. Rejuvenate your soul by listening to the soul-searching speeches that the Archbishops deliver.
Tom Bass Regional Park is a capacious venue that stands in good stead of a lively experience for both young and old. The park has countless amenities that come under the various sections that Tom Bass is divided into. There's an amphitheater that holds events, cricket fields, Frisbee golf courses, well-equipped pavilions with barbecue pits, fish ponds and many other attractions that make for a perfect picnic spot here. The park is so full of activities that every bit of it makes the visit completely worth it.
Almeda Masjid located on the Almeda Road is a place for Muslim worship and other services. The Muslim community prays and celebrates festivals here. Spreading awareness about Islam and principles established by Prophet Muhammed is the main objective of the Masjid.
Project Row Houses is an organization in downtown Houston formed to inspire art and culture. This simple idea has become a national prototype for what can be accomplished in local conservation, artistic presentation, and social and group cooperation. The organization is located on the site of old shot gum houses. Take a self-guided walking tour and enjoy the feeling.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science offers a wide variety of exhibits that are worthy of a full day's outing. The three-level live butterfly exhibit will fascinate visitors of any age, as will the dinosaur exhibit in the Morian Hall of Paleontology. The Wiess Energy Hall and the hall of Gems and Minerals are also worth a visit. If you need a break, enjoy an IMAX film or sit in on one of Burke Baker Planetarium shows.
The West was settled by disenfranchised people of all kinds, hoping to build a new and better life for themselves. Afro-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and women were an integral part of our Western heritage and their historical role is celebrated at this unusual museum. The museum, located on a working, 150-year old ranch, houses art and interactive exhibits and offers tours and lectures. There's even horseback riding and a petting zoo thus making it a fun stop for families with kids. Call ahead to schedule a visit as this museum is open by appointment only.