No smoking, please
The American Cancer Society presents the Freshstart program for smokers, four one-hour classes led by a trained ex-smoker or health professional. Classes consist of 12 to 15 members, and new classes are always beginning. The program requires a $20 deposit (returned if you complete the course). Registration: 266-2877.
The Asia Society/Houston and Inprint Inc. present "Voices of Asia in America," readings by Asian-American poets and writers of fiction at 7 p.m. in the Architecture Theatre, UH School of Architecture Building, Entrance 18 off Elgin. Reception to follow in the Blaffer Gallery. Information: 743-9530.
The Texas Music Festival Distinguished Artist Series presents a concert featuring selections by Mozart and Shubert at 7:30 p.m. in the Dudley Recital Hall, UH Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $8 ($5 for students and seniors). Information: 743-3167 or 743-3009.
The UH Faculty Senate will meet in Room 220, E. Cullen Building, at 12:15 p.m. Everyone interested is invited to attend. Information: 743-9181.
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UH Information Technology presents a workshop on using Microsoft Windows at 2 p.m. in Room 44A of the Heyne Building. Free admission. Information: 743-1411 or e-mail email@example.com.
Music festival at the Woodlands
The Texas Music Festival Orchestra presents an all-Shostakovich concert at 8 p.m. at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Free admission. Information: 743-3009.
UH Toastmasters International holds its weekly meeting at noon in room 202, Cullen College of Engineering Building. Everyone is invited. Information: 270-4886.
Rice University Cinema presents a double bill of classic MGM musicals: 1951's An American in Paris at 7:30 p.m. and 1944's Anchors Aweigh at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $4.50 for one or both films. Rice Media Center, just inside Rice Entrance 8, University Boulevard at Stockton Street. Information: 527-4853.
The Houston Symphony presents a free concert featuring selections by Berlioz and Franck at 8:30 p.m. at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park. Information: 520-3290.
La Comdie Fran┘aise
Rice University Cinema presents Voyage Surprise, a 1946 French comedy (English subtitles), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4.50. Showing Sunday at 7:30 p.m.: Italian Straw Hat, a 1927 silent comedy, admission $5. Rice Media Center, just inside Rice Entrance 8, University Boulevard at Stockton Street. Information: 527-4853.
A little night music
The Houston Symphony, with conductor Stephen Stein, presents a free concert featuring selections by Copland, Prokofiev and Mozart. Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park. Information: 520-3290.
Pint for a Pint
The Blood Center and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream presents "Pint for a Pint" through the end of the month. Give blood at any one of the center's 13 fixed-site facilities or any mobile location and receive a coupon for a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Information:l 790-1200.
The Students' Association Senate will present a workshop on writing and introducing student legislation Wednesday, July 17, in SA's large conference room at 7 p.m. All students are invited to attend. Information: Speaker of the Senate Jon Erickson at 743-5231.