Beat the Heat!

1996 Summer Guide

June 8
Free Cryptography Workshop: How to use Pretty Good Privacy for E-mail and Network Privacy Remember when Web pages went black earlier this year? Well, those black pages were political statements from people who are worried about how telecommunications will be regulated. If you, too, are worried about what's going on and how you can continue to enjoy the free speech you've come to love in other media, this workshop is a good jumping off point. Free. 3 p.m. South Coast Computing, 1811 Bering, Suite 100. Park in the garage, enter through the back door and use the house phone (dial 100) if the door is locked. For information, call 799-1044.

June 9
Glamour photography Houstonian Jim Lowell explains studio tricks with strobes, and how to manage glamour lighting on location. This is a two-day class, held 15:30 p.m. June 9 & 16. Advance registration is required. For information, call 682-8922. $60 plus $25 modeling fee.

June 11
Harp workshop Four-time American Scottish harp champion Sue Richards is the star of this workshop and its accompanying concert. 6 p.m. At St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1515 Hillendahl. For more information, call Mary Radspinner, 583-1090. $20, workshop; $10, concert; $25, both.

July 1
Cup of Cardio LifeTime Fitness, a program of workouts for seniors, offers this high-level classes for oldsters who are already in shape. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 89:15 p.m. 5080 Richmond, 439-1710.

July 18
Rebirth and Dreams of the Soul The Jung Center will hold its 29th annual conference of the Institute of Analytical Psychology and the School of Expressive Arts this week. A variety of arts, psychology and movement workshops will be offered July 1820. To request a brochure, or register, call the Jung Center, 524-8253. $250.

August 5
Tissue Engineering While others putter with pottery or work on their backhand, you can learn the latest from the world of patient-specific therapeutics -- from transplantation of cells and tissues to artificial organs. Presented by Rice University department of continuing studies and the Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering. Through August 9. For more information or to register, call 520-6022. $1,200.

August 7
Communications Job Seminar The Churchill Group, a PR firm, offers recent college graduates a chance to study the opportunities in communications in agency, corporate and not-for-profit sectors of the Houston community. Job hunting strategies are also discussed. 5:306:30 p.m. 2603 Augusta, Suite 900, 781-0020. Free.

August 19
Bay Area Massage Therapy Association The group meets to talk about the art and craft of massage therapy the third Monday of each month. 7:30 p.m. Southeast Memorial Hospital. For details, call 482-7091. Free.


June 1
The Second Annual Island Art Festival No ordinary arts festival this; the folks at the Art Colony Association have brought in Wayanay, an all-Peruvian band whose members use homemade instruments to perform the hypnotizingly beautiful music of the Andes. These guys (or another group of negligible difference) play the Halloween celebration on Front Street in Maui each year, attracting hordes of revelers with their magical sounds. And this being an arts festival, there'll also be the wares of 100 local and national artists, food, jugglers, kids' activities and special performances by the Dice Band and the Broadway cast of Beatlemania. Sat., 10 a.m.10:30 p.m.; Sun., June 2, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Pier 21 at Harborside Dr. and 21st St., adjacent to The Strand Historical District. 521-0133. $5; children under 12, free.

Tenth Annual American Institute of Architects/ Steelcase/A&E Products Sandcastle Competition There are 1,300 competitors making up the 65 teams involved in this year's event. Team members start arriving at East Beach at dawn, but no sand may be moved until the 11 a.m. start time. After that, it's a race for the Golden Bucket, the top prize for the most original and beautifully executed sand castle. Organizers expect more than 40,000 people. 11 a.m.6 p.m. Watching is free; parking, $5.

August 24
Kemah Celebration Last year, this was known as the Festival by the Bay, but the North Galveston Chamber of Commerce has changed the name. They're still celebrating, though, in the spirit of old-fashioned fun. The event features more than 400 vendors, live music, a carnival, food and opportunities to compete with your fellow neighbor. August 24 and 25, Wal-mart parking lot, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Texas City. 337-3434.

All Summer Long
Beaches The now well-established ban on drinking at all beaches except East Beach means that East Beach is now well-established as the hangout spot for the youthful, beer-guzzling set. Stewart Beach is the main destination for the youthful, juice-in-a-box guzzling set -- and their moms and pops, too. Use of the beaches is free, but expect to pay $5 per vehicle for parking.

Texas Seaport Museum This is the home of the 1877 tall ship Elissa, and admission gets you a self-guided tour of the restored sailing ship. They've also got museum galleries, theater presentations and a special immigration exhibit -- all summer long. Daily, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Pier 21, (409) 763-1877. $5, adults; $4, seniors and students.

1859 Ashton Villa This was the lovely abode of a prominent Victorian family; now, it's Broadway's only antebellum mansion. Tour the facility and see how the other half used to live. Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Sun., noon4 p.m. 2328 Broadway, (409) 762-3933. $4, adults; $3.50, seniors and students.

Galveston County Historical Museum Galveston's had some fairly up ups and some awfully down downs during its long history. Learn about them -- from its early settlers to the 1900 hurricane to the present -- through the Historical Museum's many exhibits. Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.4 p.m.; Sun., noon4 p.m. 2219 Market St., (409) 766-2340. Free.

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