3 charity events worth seeking out in Houston this weekend

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From an event to raise money for the Re-education Project's summer and after-school programs to a Mardi Gras celebration to benefit local scholarships, there's plenty to do when it comes to good causes coming up in Houston this week. Read on for a rundown.
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The Re-Education Project presents Black Renaissance: A New Era of Excellence

First, The Re-educational Project is holding "Black Renaissance: A New Era of Exellence" on Friday at The Ensemble Theater. The event is the non-profit's first annual fundraising gala to raise money to support its summer and after-school programs for African American youth in the Houston area.

When: Friday, Feb. 8, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: The Ensemble Theater, 3535 Main St.
Admission: Free (Donation); $60 (General Admission)
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Rho Omicron Omega Presents: Lunch and a Movie "What Men Want"

Next, the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority is having lunch and attending the movie, "What Men Want" on Saturday at the Studio Movie Grill City Centre. A ticket includes popcorn, a drink and a choice of pizza, a cheesburger with fries, chicken tenders with fries or a grilled chicken salad, plus there will be door prizes. Proceeds from the event benefit local scholarships.

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When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Studio Movie Grill City Centre, 822 Town and Country Blvd.
Admission: Free (Scholarship Fund Donation); $35 (General Admission)
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OGZ Mardi Gras Fundraiser 2019

Lastly, the Zeta Phi Beta sorority is holding a Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday at Cafe 4212. A ticket includes a Cajun buffet, tunes from DJ Cool Breeze and a jazz band. All proceeds from the event benefit local scholarships.

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Cafe 4212, 4212 Almeda Road.
Admission: $30

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