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Houston Council of the Blind (HCB) host meetings on the first Sunday of each month with the exception of holidays, and the months of July and December. Meetings are held at the Houston Lighthouse located at 3602 West Dallas, Houston, Texas 77019 from 2 to 4 p.m. Meetings consists of business, refreshments and program/presenter. All are welcome to attend!

2018 Calendar Meetings & Events

January

January 7
HCB General Meeting, 2-4 PM


February

February 4
HCB General Meeting, 2-4 PM


March

March 4
HCB General Meeting, 2-4 PM


April

April 8
HCB General Meeting, 2-4 PM

April 2018
National Library Week Celebration hosted by Library Users of America-Texas
Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77002 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  Representatives from the Texas Talking Book Program (TBP), VILA Book Club and the Houston Library Accessible Services will be present to discuss their services and accept applications for services.

April 27
HCB CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF SERVICE

The Houston Council of the Blind (HCB) turned forty on January 27, 2018!  In observance of this momentous occasion, HCB is planning a special celebration that will highlight its accomplishments, honor those who have rendered long years of service and set the tone for exciting things to come. 

The event is being held at the Houston Marriott Westchase Hotel, 2900 Briarpark, Houston, Texas on Friday evening April 27th at 7:00 PM.

The celebration will feature “Episodes of Life” (stories highlighting events in the lives of members and friends).  The evening includes dinner, a silent auction, door prizes and entertainment.

Tickets for the event are $30.00 and the deadline to purchase tickets is April 20th.  Proceeds will enable HCB to continue providing scholarships, sponsor training and workshops, advocate for and support individuals who are blind and visually impaired and educate the general public regarding blindness issues. 

This promises to be an exciting celebration! Hope to see you there!

For tickets or more information, contact Peggy R. Garrett, President at 832-242-4941 or Cuqui Soto, 2nd Vice President at 832-455-6517.


May

May 6
HCB General Meeting, 2-4 PM


June

June 3
HCB General Meeting, 2-4 PM


July

No General Meeting Scheduled

June 29 - July 6
The 57th ACB Conference and Convention will take place at the Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street, St Louis, Missouri, 63103. To learn more visit: https://acbconvention.org/


August

August 5
HCB General Meeting, 2-4 PM


September

September 9
HCB General Meeting, 2-4 PM

September 20-23
 The American Council of the Blind of Texas (ACBT) will hold its 40th annual Conference/Convention at the Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston TX 77042, Phone: (713) 978-7400 (800) 228-9290.  The nightly rate is $99 plus tax.    

For additional info and to register, visit the following link: 2018 ACBT Conference/Convention

October

October 7
HCB General Meeting, 2-4 PM

October 
Houston White Cane Safety Day March & Celebration
Visit whitecaneday.org which is the official website for the Austin, Texas White Cane Celebration!


November

November 4
HCB General Meeting, 2-4 PM


December

No General Meeting Scheduled

December 2
HCB Christmas Dinner Celebration   

More information coming soon!


Directions to the Houston Light House from the Southwest Freeway

Download an audio file of directions to the meeting (mp3, 1.3MB)

From Southwest Freeway go 0.2 miles heading west from Newcastle Drive
Turn left at Newcastle Drive and go 332 feet.
Turn left at Southwest Freeway and go 1.2 miles.
Bear left into the U S 59 North entry ramp and go 0.9 miles.
Take the exit to Greenbriar Drive and Shepherd Drive and go 0.1 miles.
Bear left at Southwest Freeway and go 0.2 miles.
Turn left at South Shepherd Drive and go 1.9 miles.
Turn right at West Dallas Street and go 0.1 miles until you arrive at Houston Light House 3602 West Dallas Street, Houston, Texas 77019. 


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