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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Falcon Point East Board of Directors and AMI wish you and your

family a safe and happy holiday! 

November 2012

Falcon Point East Annual Meeting  Our yearly homeowner’s meeting is scheduled for November 13,

2012, 7:00 PM, at The Club at Falcon Point on 24503 Falcon Point  in Falcon Point Estates. This important event is the one time of  Drive  the year that all homeowners are invited to a local venue to meet  with the board and AMI Homeowners Association members to vote  on board members and make important decisions regarding the you live in. It is vitally important that we have a large  community  turn out at this meeting to have a quorum to vote and to also have   a good representation of our residents to ensure that Falcon Point  continues to be “YOUR” neighborhood. Save the date, you will East  receive a letter with an agenda and proxy/absentee ballot in the If you do not receive your letter, please contact Kristi Miller of  mail.  AMI atkmiller@amitx.com  and above all, plan to attend!   Join the Falcon Point East Social Media   to Get Connected and Stay Informed! Group    AMI  is beginning a new community social media group called nextdoor.com - It will be a great link between neighbors and be  used as a communication tool. We want all 613 residents to join,  so please send or call in your email address to either Kristi Miller,   AMI Community Manager   (see below) or Jon Benson,  jb.services6@amitx.com  FPE On-site Manager.

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY? Please call the AMI Resource Center at 713-932-1122 or 800-932-9449. We are ready with your answers

Our last Yard of the Month for October 2012 A big thank you to Nathalie Ashby for her leadership on this committee. The community appreciates all your service and many thanks to our resident winners for their hard work to make our community especially beautiful! The Arbor - 1430 Queens Bay The Grove - 23703 River Place The Landing - 1718 Ocotillo  The Meadows - 23607 Shadow Creek

Holiday Decorating Although Yard of the Month completed in October for 2012, we still want to spruce up our lawns, weed and feed, keep edges trimmed and lawns mowed to display our holiday decorations.

Help keep our neighborhoods safe Offer a helping hand to your neighbors who are away for the holidays. Pick up the paper or offer to keep an eye out while they are away. If you see suspicious activity in or around your neighborhood, call the Ft. Bend County Sheriff’s Department at 281-341-4665.

BOARD OF DIRECTOR’s MEETING Falcon Point East Board of Directors is comprised completely of volunteers. Would you like to be involved in the decision making process for your community? Become a member. The board generally meets the third Thursday of each month. Occasionally, the meeting date and time does vary, so please contact Kelly Arizpe at karizpe@amitx.com or 713-984-7232 to confirm the time and date. All meetings are open to the general public but if you would like to address the board, please call ahead to be put on the agenda.

HOMEOWNERS Don’t forget to give your 6-digit code to your maids, yard assistants, friends or others. You may also purchase a card for $10 (call Jon Benson at 281-693-5583). We have gone way over budget with damaged gates this year! We need help from all residents! .

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PETS Please remember your pets must be on a leash at all times and any waste must be picked up. Animals are not allowed at the community park/pool area.

trash REMINDER Trash receptacles and recycle bins must be stored in garage or behind house out of public view on non-trash days. This is unsightly and is not the image we want to present in our community. Trash pickup days are Tuesday and Friday. Friday is heavy trash day. Trash should not be placed at curb before 6:00 PM the night before trash is picked up. Please respect the deed restrictions.

SPEEDING If you observe speeding cars in your area, you can contact the Sheriff’s Department at 281-341-4665 to request patrols so that speeding is discouraged. The Sheriff’s Department has been given authority to enforce traffic laws on our private streets.

EMAIL ADDRESSES In an effort to get information out to our residents in a timely manner, we are asking homeowners to voluntarily submit their email addresses to be included on a mailing list for Falcon Point use only. Sending email will allow us to keep homeowners informed of upcoming events (garage sale, National Night Out, etc.), scheduled maintenance (gate repair, etc.) and other issues of concern to our neighborhood. Your email information will be kept confidential. We will not sell or give it away to anyone. If you would like to participate, send your name, physical address and email address to Meridith Wehrle at wehrleml@hotmail.com.  

SOCCER FIELD RESERVATIONS

The soccer fields at the neighborhood center can be reserved by logging on to the Falcon Point East HOA website at www.falconpointeast.org. Register on the website if you have not already done so. On the right hand side of the screen, click on “Calendars” and then go to “Soccer.” The reservation must be made by a resident of Falcon Point East HOA (the Arbor, the Grove, the Landing and the Meadows), who is responsible for the activities on the field during the reserved time. You can contact Kelly Arizpe at karizpe@amitx.com or 713-984-7232 if you have any questions.

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NEED ADDITIONAL GATE TRANSMITTERS AND/OR GATE CARDS? Gate transmitters and gate cards are available for purchase. Transmitters are $40 each and cards are $10 each at this time. If you wish to buy gate access equipment, you can contact the Gate Committee at FPE.gates@gmail.com. It is strongly recommended that everyone purchase a wallet card to be able to gain access to the neighborhood, in case your transmitter battery fails or you need to gain access to the community, but you are not in your own car.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION The Falcon Point East subdivision consists of the 613 lots located in the Arbor, the Grove, the Landing and the Meadows. Owners of these lots are members of the Falcon Point East Homeowners Association, Inc. (the Association). The Association is managed by Association Management, Inc. (AMI). AMI manages the day-to-day operations of the Association including, but not limited to, handling deed restriction violations, correspondence with homeowners, cutting checks to pay bills and other correspondence with vendors. Policy is set by a five member Board of Directors (the “Board”). The Board is elected by the members of the Association at the Annual Meeting of Members held in October or November of each year. In each newsletter, there is a list entitled, “Important Numbers for Falcon Point East.” You can cut it out and put it on your refrigerator for easy reference.

STREETLIGHT OUTAGES Please note that the association pays electrical charges for a streetlight whether the bulb is functioning or not. To report street light outages you can contact CenterPoint Energy at 713-207-2222 or www.centerpointenergy.com. Be sure to note the pole number and the street address.

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The community web address is www.falconpointeast.org. Come on board and log on to our Falcon Point East website.

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You can review the financial statements, including the monthly check register, and approved minutes of Falcon Point East HOA. You can also download governing documents. A listing of important numbers and a link to the management company (AMI) is also available. You may place your contact information in the directory if you like. An application for home improvements is available on the website. The website contains links to Katy ISD, as well as links to local traffic and weather reports. To register to use the website click on, “Register as a new user.” Follow the directions and you will receive clearance to use the website.

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have a stress free thanksgiving! 1. Get Enough Sleep This is the number one cause of stress, we run ourselves ragged and don’t take the time to relax and recharge. A good night’s sleep will have you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the holidays. 2. Know your Boundaries If you have accepted to cook the holiday meal, make sure you know just how many family members will be attending your feast. Know when to say no to extra stragglers that family members might want to bring along. This will make your meal planning easier.

If you are selling your home and need to gain access to the community for your real estate agent, please contact Kelly Arizpe at karizpe@amitx.com or 713-984-7232.

3. Count to 10 It is a good thing to take a breath and count to ten to collect yourself. You will make it through!

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4. Let Bygones be Bygones There will be family members who love to make snarky little comments, we all have one of those in our families. The best way to approach this is to just ignore the comment and hopefully, they will stop once they see they haven’t gotten a rise out of you.

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5. Keep Everyone Busy Assign people duties, get the kids to set the table, have Aunt Margie help with dinner, get everyone involved so you don’t have to take it all on yourself.

POSTING SIGNS ON GATES/FENCE

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for what we have in our lives. Go around the dinner table and have everyone state what he or she are thankful for; don’t forget to remember those who have passed to keep them in spirit.

If you are moving, and need to have the gates locked open for the moving van to access your community, please contact Kelly Arizpe at karizpe@amitx.com or 713-984-7232.

If you have any problems with the gates, you can contact Kelly Arizpe at karizpe@amitx.com or 713-984-7232.

Please refrain from using the gates or fence as bulletin boards to post announcements about lost pets, found pets or parties. This practice detracts from the appearance of our neighborhood.

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FALCON POINT TEENAGE JOB SEEKER’S LIST If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please completely fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number (one only), year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. email to news@krenekprinting.com (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission. CODE KEY:

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POPE JOHN CC INVITATIONAL Pope John’s cross-country team hosted our first-ever meet, the Lion Pride Invitational. 716 runners from 44 schools competed in eight different categories - from high school varsity 5k to an elementary school 1 mile run. The meet, which was organized by Coach Hilda Gonzales and a group of cross-country team parents, was held on the Pope John campus and garnered much praise from both competitors and coaches. Our Lion runners did the school proud too, with the Girls Varsity team of Kara Christopherson, Maria Gonzales, Brandie Guice, Bethany Villafranca, Bethany Vuyk and Emily Yoder taking home the 3rd place trophy. Two Varsity boys won individual medals: Cameron Guice placed 6th, running the 5K course in 18 minutes 15 seconds and Dylan Brokmeyer was 19th with a time of 19:10. Four Varsity girls won individual medals: Maria Gonzales placed 2nd, running the 5K in 19:38. Emily Yoder was 5th with a 20:51. Brandie Guice, competing in her first Varsity race, was 15th, with a time of 22:25 and Bethany Vuyk placed 16th, with a 22:30. The boys Varsity team of Dylan Brokmeyer, J.P. Gonzales, Cameron Guice, Noah Hearn and Austin Morrison was 5th. Michael Alexander, Josh Chavez, Chris Davidson, Osa Imoisi, Alan Lasater, Sean Reilly, Nathan Schmitt and Kyle Smith ran JV and our JV girls team was Kiersten Hofbauer, Hailey Justus and Jackie Lee. Running a meet the size of the Lion Pride Invitational took numerous volunteers. The school community stepped up to the plate, with many students, parents, faculty and staff willing to show up at 6:00 AM on a Saturday to help with the meet.

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TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING TO BEGIN THIS FALL

If you enjoy nature and would like to learn more, do more and/ or teach young people about the great outdoors, consider joining others in a local chapter of Texas Master Naturalists. There are 60 or so friends and neighbors in the Fort Bend County area who are members and invite you to check out the organization at www. coastalprairie.org . The training class begins in the fall. Contact dougsimons@yahoo.com with any questions.

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• The After-School Breaks: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM - crafts, movies, stories and more for school-aged children entering first through fifth grades. • The Tween Café, which begins at 4:30 PM on the 1 and 3 Thursday of the month, is designed for youth in the 6th – 8th grade. st

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Become a Tutor-Understand our Student’s Lifelines Become an essential part of a student’s life by signing up to be a tutor for the Literacy Council! The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County holds tutor training every other month. After 12 hours of training, outstanding volunteers are equipped to teach Basic Literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults. The trainings prepare tutors to organize and compile lesson plans, learn about various tutoring techniques, understand the purpose of the Literacy Council and much more. Tutors do not need knowledge of any foreign language, nor do they need formal teaching experience. We offer many locations for tutoring throughout the area, including locations in Katy. Tutoring sessions are offered during the day and at night. If you are interested in impacting someone’s life by being their tutor, please contact the Literacy Council at 281-240-8181 or visit the website at www.ftbendliteracy.org. Help us to “Change Lives Through Literacy!”

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Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Dept. has a computer-generated program called “Are You OK?” (RUOK). It is a computer-generated call intended for senior citizens (over 55) and disabled persons who live alone and could benefit from a daily check. A computer will generate a call each morning, at about the same time and the participant chooses a time frame. A voice will ask, “Are you OK?” After this, all they have to do is hang up the phone. If the participant goes out of town or leaves the residence for any time, you just temporarily un-subscribe and re-subscribe when you return. If the call goes unanswered, the computer will call back 3 times at 15-minute intervals. If there is still no answer, the sheriff will dispatch a deputy or the local police. They will have with them a print out of information on the person that is not responding to the calls. This program was established by FBC Sheriff Milton Wright, Commissioner’s Court and Ken Whitt (FBC Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Alumni Assoc.) in 1998. Many police chiefs in the county are also participating in the program and will proceed with the welfare check for citizens of their community. To request more information or to enroll in this free and very beneficial program, please call the Sheriff’s dept. at 281-341-4704.

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ATTENTION! Pet Poops / You Scoop Please be respectful of community grounds and neighbors’ yards. If your pet poops during your walk, be prepared to scoop and trash. Come with a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. It may not be the most fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show your respect for every homeowner and our beautiful community.

PLEASE NOTE - Pets on Leashes It is the law in Fort Bend County that all pets must be vaccinated for rabies, registered and restrained. All animals, when outside of an owner’s means of restraint (i.e., in a fenced back yard), must be on a leash. For the safety of all residents, please use all precautions with your pets and keep them on leashes when walking pets in the community EVEN IF YOU FEEL YOUR PET IS HARMLESS. If you see ANY animal roaming freely in the neighborhood, immediately call Animal Control at 281-342-1512. Even if you recognize the animal, be very careful approaching it, as you do not know how it will react; if you can safely retrieve the animal, then call the owner. Otherwise, Animal Control is your best and safest option.

Fort Bend County “Leash Law” Animal control authorities are permitted to enter your Property to patrol and remove pets. Pets must be registered, licensed and inoculated as required by law. As a dog owner, you are responsible for the control of your dog. If your dog is one that ‘makes objectionable noise,’ you must make every effort to respect your Neighbor’s right to their ‘peace and quiet.’ When your dog is not in your yard, it is imperative that you keep your dog on a leash at all times. While your dog is friendly to you and your family, imagine the consequences if it were to harm someone while it was ‘roaming free.’ Please respect other resident’s right to walk the common area ground without fear of attack from an unleashed dog.   Laws are written to ensure that owned animals are confined to their property or kept on a leash to free a community of unrestrained and free-roaming animals. Although most dog bites occur on the property where the dog lives, unrestrained or free-roaming dogs do pose a substantial threat to the public. In addition, unrestrained animals are at increased risk of being bitten by rabies infected wildlife. Enforcement of restraint laws is essential in enhancing the animal control program’s efforts to reduce the risk of rabies in our community.

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LICENSING OF DOGS AND CATS The primary benefit of licensing animals is identification, should that animal become lost. Licensing also: • Ensures that rabies vaccination are current. • Allows for quick identification in case of a bite incident. • Provides revenue to offset the administration costs of the animal control program. VACCINATION Rabies vaccinations are a prerequisite for licensing dogs and cats because they are an important control measure for the public health threat of rabies. In addition to protecting pets, rabies vaccinations provide a barrier between infected wild animals and humans.

Recycle at the Ft. Bend County Recycling Center!

The Ft. Bend County Recycling center is located nearby in Rosenberg (just 10 miles away) and accepts glass/bottles and Styrofoam that Waste Management doesn’t pick up. Visit the Ft. Bend Co. government website for information: www.co.fort-bend.tx.us. Some recycling facts: • It takes about 1-2 million years for glass to decompose. • It takes 1+ million years for Styrofoam to decompose. For more facts on decomposition time, visit http://behealthyandrelax.com/2007/11/how-long-does-it-take-to-decompose.

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November 9th - Early Dismissal November 21st - 23rd - Thanksgiving Holiday

KATY ISD GRADUATES SHOW HIGHER ACT SCORES COMPARED TO STUDENTS STATEWIDE ACT reports that Katy ISD graduates for 2012 are more ready for college-level coursework when compared to students across the state. In 2012, more than 1,500 Katy ISD students participated in ACT testing and, as a district, had a higher average score in all four categories than the state average. The Katy ISD average composite score for 2012 was 23.5, while the average composite score for the state was 20.8. The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in first year college coursework. ACT research shows that it is the rigor of the coursework that has the greatest impact on ACT performance and college readiness. For more information about ACT testing and scoring, visit www.actstudent.org

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IN 2013 NATIONAL MERIT® SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 58th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. A total of 41 of these talented seniors are from Katy ISD. As Semifinalists, these students now have a chance to compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $32 million, that will be offered in spring 2013.

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In order to become a finalist, all semifinalists must maintain an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by their high school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

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OUTSTANDING KATY ISD STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN 2012 LONE STAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CAMPS This past school year, nine outstanding Katy ISD students were selected to participate in Education in Action’s 2012 spring break and summer camps. Lone Star Leadership Academy camps took place in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio and Houston/ Galveston depending on the students’ grade level. Selection for the Lone Star Leadership Academy was based on each student’s demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation and involvement in school and community activities. During the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps, selected students joined delegations of other distinguished students from across the state to develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. They also completed problem solving and decision-making simulations, exercised creativity and practiced presentation skills in leadership groups. Participants experienced what they are learning in school through visits to historically, politically, scientifically, and environmentally significant sites.

Katy ISD students who participated in the 2012 Leadership Academy are: Beck Junior High: Carter Burton, Keely Meloche Beckendorff Junior High: Matthew Hammond, Robert LeFlore Cinco Ranch Junior High: Jamie Tan Memorial Parkway Junior High: Gard Sandbakk Bonnie Holland Elementary: Caleb Oneal Cimarron Elementary: Diego Rivera Griffin Elementary: Esme Grimshaw

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Falcon Point East

KATY TEEN SHOWS TALENT

Daniel Carbone, 14, composed and copyrighted his first original song, “Takes My Breath Away” this past summer. The freshman debuted his song at Katy High School’s Night of Stars Talent Show. Carbone, along with his band, Vague 11:11, performed at the Katy Rice Harvest Festival in October.

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Pictured left to right: Eric Redeker and Cody Hebert.

KISD GOLF RIVALS MEET AGAIN Eric Redeker, 2011 Taylor High School graduate and Cody Hebert, 2012 Katy High School graduate, squared off in the John Bohmann Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament held recently in Seguin, Texas. Eric is currently a sophomore at Trinity University and Cody is a freshman at Southwestern University. Trinity took first place in the tournament, with Southwestern finishing a close second.

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL

TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL JR. PACESETTER CLINIC The Taylor High School Pacesetters hosted their annual Jr. Pacesetter Clinic on September 1st. Approximately 250 girls participated in the clinic where they learned a dance and had a showcase for the parents at the end of the clinic. That evening, the clinic participants performed with the Pacesetters during the halftime show at the football game. The clinic is for children in Kindergarten thru 9th grade and everyone always has a fantastic time, so come join the fun next year!

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The Katy Coogs Alumni Club meets the 2nd Thursday of the month. We proudly serve all of West Houston including: Alief, Spring Branch, Cypress and Katy. The purpose of the alumni club is to promote The University of Houston and all of its programs, to give alumni a resource for networking, as well as serve as a fundraising organization that will raise funds to provide scholarships for high school students in the area that are interested in attending The University of Houston. If you are interested in joining this club, please contact Melinda Sims, President of the Katy Coogs at melindasims@katycoogs.com or visit our website www.katycoogs.com.

Laureate Theta Pi Sorority

Laureate Theta Pi is a women’s group, a non-academic sorority, with life, learning and friendship as the motto. It is a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an International women’s friendship network and a non-profit organization. We meet twice a month in member’s homes in this area. Because we are a social, cultural and service organization, our meetings are interesting and varied. If you are interested in joining or rejoining, please contact Pinky Stromek at 281-3956766 or Alice White at 281-599-8347.

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Southwest Houston Council

Are you a woman looking for new friends and fun things to do? Do you enjoy a social, community service oriented group? If you answered yes, then Beta Sigma Phi could be just the right organization for you! Beta Sigma Phi is an international women’s friendship network. It also provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others. We are women of all ages, interests, educational and economical backgrounds and we are the largest organization of our kind in the world. We are dedicated to helping women fulfill their lives. Remembering to make time in their busy schedules for friendship, fun and fulfillment. For more information, please contact Jill Coble at 281-392-7181, jcoble3930@gmail.com.

Theta Phi - Let’s Have Fun... with a Purpose!

Are you new to Katy? Or maybe you are a long-time resident looking for something new? Then Theta Phi, a social and philanthropic sorority, may be just what you are looking for. Theta Phi would like to invite interested Katy area women to join us in having fun with a purpose. We are a local chapter of a national organization, Sigma Alpha Sorority, whose mission is to build sustained friendships, allow for personal growth, while supporting charities. Come make new friends while exploring ways to become involved in our community. Please contact us: Lorilee Leyendecker, lorilee.dawn@yahoo.com or 281-467-4972 or Gina DiLuzio, z5gdil@sbcglobal.net. We look forward to meeting you!!

Xi Mu Eta

We are Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Mu Eta Chapter and welcome all transferring members to our meetings. If you are interested in getting more information about this International Women’s Sorority, please call Geri Riley 281-395-6468 or geri.riley@juno.com

Katy/West Houston Aggie Moms

The Katy/West Houston Aggie Moms meet monthly on the first Thursday of each month (except January, July and August). Social time begins at 6:45 PM, with the meeting starting at 7:00 PM. Our regular meetings are held at Living Word Lutheran Church at 3700 South Mason Road, Katy - on the southwest corner of Mason Road and Westheimer Parkway. Moms and supporters of current and former students are invited to our meetings, as well as moms of newly admitted students.

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HERITAGE GROUPS WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB

The West Houston Italian Club is a social, charitable and Italian Cultural organization that was formed in June 1990. We are located on the west side (off Hwy. 6). The club is also a member of the Italian Federation. Our monthly meetings are held the third Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, Cy-Fair VFD Admin building, 9630 Telge Road. Everyone invited whether Italian heritage or not. For more information, call Hank Berti, 281-858-1944.

IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION

The Irish American Heritage Association is open to all individuals who are Irish or are interested in Irish culture. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month, at the Harris County MUD #81 Building in the Cimarron Subdivision. If you are interested in attending our meetings or would like to know more about our group, please call Dennis Donlan at 281-732-7164.

BRITISH AND EXPAT FAMILIES OF KATY

Social group open to all Brits and expats living in Katy and surrounding areas. For more information, please go to www.meetup. com/british-and-expat-moms-of-katy or contact Vanessa Heintz 281-579-2832 (vanessa.heintz@rocketmail.com).

National Council of Jewish Women

The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century championing the needs of women, children and families. The Career Branch of NCJW has their monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For information, call Leda 713-572-9924 or mkarchmer@sbcglobal.net.

BAYOU BELLES SERVICE ORGANIZATION

Professional women from Acadiana, meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7 PM, offering our members fun family activities, volunteer opportunities, annual charity gala, philanthropic youth program and so much more. Contact: Angeline Labbe’-Auzenne at www.BayouBelles.org. We welcome everyone regardless of age, race or religion!!

CIVIL WAR REENACTING

Become a part of America’s fastest growing hobby. The First Texas Infantry Regiment, a part of the Nineteenth Century Living History Association Inc., a non-profit corporation, is looking for recruits. Though the primary impression is of the First Texas, a Confederate unit, the association is a non-political organization and often attends events as Federal troops. The mission of reenacting is to educate about the history of that time, and the lifestyle of the Civil War soldier. Come join us for monthly adventure, camaraderie, travel, fresh air and loads of fun. Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas, visit www.texas-brigade.org. Select 1st Texas and then Co. C.”

Sam Houston Chapter - Sons of the Republic of Texas

The Sam Houston Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas was chartered in Katy, Texas in 1987. The Sons of the Republic of Texas is a fraternal organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved the independence of Texas. Members are descendants of people who lived in the Republic of Texas from independence in 1836 until statehood in 1846. The Sam Houston Chapter meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). Lunch meetings are held at The Briar Club located at 2603 Timmons Lane beginning at 12 Noon. Visit us on the Web at http://samhoustonchapter.tripod.com or call John C. Thrash 713647-0570 or 713-352-0993.

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Membership in C.A.R. provides a wonderful opportunity for children to participate in historical, educational and patriotic activities. All children who can prove lineage to a Patriot of the American Revolution are welcome. C.A.R. is a very special way of learning about family heritage and history. The James Bate Society meets once a month from September to May on Sunday afternoons usually from 2:00 to 4:00 at different locations. Please contact the Senior Society President, Kathy Pritchett at kathyspritchett@ gmail.com or by phone at 713-876-6057. For more information, go to www.nscar.org.

Bear Creek Genealogical Society & Library Inc.

Bear Creek Genealogical Society & Library Inc., a non profit 509 (a) 2, WELCOMES ALL genealogical researchers, novice to expert, to join us. WE are the ONLY genealogical group in west Houston. Member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and Indexing project. Typically meets the 2nd Thursday of each month (September-May), from 1:00-3:00 PM. Bear Creek Park Community Center 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston TX 77084. Check our website, www. rootsweb.com\~txgcgs, for BCGSL Calendar of Events and other genealogical information and events: More Info: Gary at 281-398-0333 or getober@hotmail.com or Tom at twoltz@comcast.net or 832-754-2875.

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MILITARY AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS

The veterans group will now meet at 7:30 PM, at the Elks Lodge on Katy Fort Bend Rd., on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All past and current members of our armed forces are invited to attend the meeting and become involved in our community service activities.

Marine Corps League, Tijerina Detachment

Marine Corps League: Tijerina Detachment meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Katy Elks Lodge #2628. For additional information, call 281-799-9382 or 936-931-5945. Or visit us online at www.usmcmarine1.org.

Civil Air Patrol – Thunderbird Squadron

The Civil Air Patrol Cadet program membership is open to boys and girls from age 12 as well as adults. Programs offered to cadets are aerospace education, physical fitness, character building and limited emergency services. Seniors receive training in leadership, safety and emergency services – air and ground. As an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, this training enables the performance of search and rescue missions and disaster relief in times of crisis. Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 6:45 PM Location is 18000 Groeschke Road off Barker Cypress at the West Houston Airport in the hangar with the beacon on the east side of the runway. For further information, call 2d Lt Audrey Morrow at 713-515-4136.

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Homeschool Pack 393 Cub Scout Pack 393 is a homeschool pack that serves the Katy area. If you have a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 (entered first grade through fifth grade this fall) and are wanting them to join an activity that is full of fun learning experiences, this is the group for you. To learn more about both scouting programs, upcoming summertime events and 393 please e-mail Sam Randolph at sumosam@sumofam.com

G A RA GE SAL E S Westheimer Lakes, WESTHEIMER LAKES NORTH AND CARDIFF RANCH Community Garage Sale Our residents have cleaned out their closets and can’t wait for you to stop by on Saturday, November 3rd from 7 AM to 12 Noon! You’ll find treasures galore in our communitywide garage sale! Residents will be selling their items right out of their garages.   For a map and list of items being sold at Westheimer Lakes and Westheimer Lakes North, don’t forget to stop by the SplashPad (located in the Westheimer Lakes section 26103 Canyon Fields Drive, Richmond 77406, 832-222-2355) on the day of the sale.   For a map and list of items being sold at Cardiff Ranch, don’t forget to pick it up at the entrance to Cardiff Ranch which is not far from Westheimer Lakes North (located off of FM 1463 and 1-2 miles from the FM 1093 intersection, Katy 77494, 832-2222355) on the day of the sale.

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The Star of Destiny Chapter garage sale The Star of Destiny Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will have a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, November 3, 2012. The sale will be held from 7:30 am until 11:00 am at Estates of Chesterfield Swim and Tennis Club, 1707 Briarchester, Katy, Texas 77450. There will be household items, furniture, toys, clothing, books and much more! The items are reasonably priced and this sale is our main source of funds for our patriotic activities with our troops, schools, libraries and military families. Please join us and check out all the treasures!

FALL CRAFT SHOWS NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS BAZAAR The Bazaar will be on Friday, Nov. 2nd (11 AM-5 PM), Saturday, Nov. 3rd (10 AM-4 PM) and Sunday, Nov. 4th (12 Noon-4 PM) at Norwegian Seamen’s Church, 4309 Young Street, Pasadena. Take a trip to Norway in Houston! There will be unique holiday gifts such as Scandinavian Christmas decorations, trolls, Nisser, Swedish linens and Norwegian jewelry. Great raffle prizes, silent auction and folk dancing on Saturday. Visit our bakery selling Norwegian specialty cookies and breads. A Wide selection of Scandinavian foods for sale. Take time for lunch in our cafeteria serving “open-faced” sandwiches and cream cakes. For more info., call 281-998-8366.

34th Annual Deerfield Village Christmas Bazaar Friday, Nov. 2nd - 12 - 8 pm Saturday, November 3rd - 9 am - 4 pm Deerfield Village Rec. Center at Clay Road Between Barker-Cypress & Highway 6 Lots of Christmas goodies & Seasonal Items. This event is free to everyone but we ask that you bring a nonperishable item. There is a great need in the community and items will be distributed in the area.

Heartwarming Christmas Craft Show Holy Covenant United Methodist Church 22111 Morton Ranch Road Katy, Texas  77449 Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 9 AM to 4 PM Over 68 booths filled with hair bows, jewelry, purses, wreaths, quilted items and much more. Our famous Tea Room with homemade goodies, Sandwich Shoppe and Silent Auction baskets round out a wonderful day. Santa will visit during the day too. for more information, call 281-579-1200, ext. 329 or visit us at www.holycov.org

The Church of Holy Apostles HOLIDAY HOP Experience one stop shopping this holiday season at the HOLIDAY HOP, sponsored by Vendor Blenders on November 10, 2012. Come shop from 9 am to 3 pm your favorite direct sales representatives and homemade gift items at The Church of Holy Apostles 1225 W. Grand Parkway S., Katy, TX 77494. The first 100 shoppers receive a free swag bag with great holiday coupons and gifts! We will be holding a raffle with proceeds to benefit Toys for Tots. You do not have to be present to win. Remember, the Nutcracker Market is a 4-day event that cost you admission, but the HOLIDAY HOP is your free local one stop shop for all your gift-giving ideas! See you at the HOP!

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5603 Timber Bay 22511 Coral Chase 5811 Grand Creek 27906 Heritage Stream 6122 Emberwood Falls 22910 Roberts Run 25323 Hall Meadow 23322 Millcross 25614 Foster Bridge 9902 Fiona Pines Trail 4810 Hollowvine 20822 Medallion Pointe 25315 Greenwell Springs 8130 Morning Rose 2911 Town Gate 8707 Bluehaw Meadow 9047 Necklace Tree 16023 Mickleham 2719 Texas Laurel 3503 Lakes of Katy 9200 Westheimer 539 W 17th St 26223 Basil View 9810 Springfield Ridge

27711 Rocky Creek 22426 Water Edge 6438 Clear Bend 5211 Tyler Park 4710 Derbywood Glen 10502 Lindabury Hollow 4814 Hollowvine 6122 Summerfield Glade 3211 Eagles Knoll 3411 Alden Manor 3103 Diamond Hollow 9718 Summit Bend 4811 Sundance Hollow 2914 S. Blue Meadow 5315 Everhart Manor 5722 Spring River 27815 Pinpoint Crossing 6518 Misty Retreat 2002 Tall Timbers 3422 Antelope Creek 14 Lake Mist 13710 Pertshire 32619 Whitehaven

3731 Sedalia Brook 22522 Cascade Springs 3910 Rivermoss 3514 S. Lake Village 25402 Estes Lake 6003 Lakebluff 26822 Longleaf Valley 28011 Michener Falls 9423 Hawks Harbor 25303 Hall Meadow 6111 Summerfield Glade 25807 Pepper Bend 10402 Lindabury Hollow 27415 Royal Canyon 11422 Overland Trail 28910 Hollycrest 17210 Windy Pines 20802 Katie Marie 6006 Silver Thistle 1721 French Village 3914 Bianca Springs 6415 South Saddle Creek 27642 Maverick Run

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17th Annual Langham Creek Market and Craft Show November 10th through November 11th, (Sat. 9 am-5 pm & Sun. 10 am-4 pm). Join us at the Cy-Fair ISD Exhibit Center located at 11206 Telge Rd. just off Hwy. 290. Indoor facility with over 160 vendors selling a wide variety of products. Also concessions, games, free parking and clean restrooms! Fun for the whole family! All proceeds benefit Langham Creek FFA students. For questions or vendor applications regarding available booths, please email langhamcreekffa@yahoo.com or visit us on Facebook (search for  “17th Annual Langham Creek Market and Craft Show”).

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Join us for a Family Fun Festival at Westland Baptist Church. We provide a FREE and safe place for your family to enjoy fun and entertainment from 6:00-8:00 PM on October 31st. Our Family Fun Festival is for all ages. There will be Trunk or Treating, a Family Entertainer and Juggler, HYPE Team performance, Prizes, Inflatables and Concert for the Junior & Senior High. We hope to see you there!

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will host their Seventh Annual International Festival on Saturday, November 3rd from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Everyone is invited to take a free trip around the world! The International Festival honors all of the different countries and backgrounds represented in our very unique and diverse congregation. The Festival includes food, games, entertainment, native dress and lots of things to learn about our world. Passports and flag stickers will be given to children to mark the countries visited. Countries represented in past years included Jamaica, Grenada, St. Lucia, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Trinidad, Tobago, Antigua, Barbados, Spain, Russia, Japan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Ghana, Kenya, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Switzerland, England, France, Latvia and Thailand, as well as the great state of Texas! St. Cuthbert is located at 17020 West Road (the corner of West Road and Queenston), Houston, Texas. For more information, please call 281-463-7330 or www.stcuthbert.org, our website.

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Taylor High School Holiday Home Tour Be inspired for your holiday decorating by attending the annual Taylor High School Holiday Home Tour. Tour dates are November 29th from 5 pm til 9 pm and November 30th from 10 am til 2 pm and again, from 5 pm til 9 pm. This year the tour will feature five lovely area homes and will also include a market place with 16 vendors for you to browse and shop! Tickets will be available for purchase at Taylor High School, as well as Katy Flower Market, 20829 Kingsland Blvd. Suite B and at Hauerland’s, 1648 Mason Rd. Tickets will also be available at the individual tour homes. The cost is $10 and all proceeds benefit Project Graduation 2013.

the Eighth Annual Seven Lakes Fine Arts Holiday Extravaganza! Please Save the Date for: Friday, December 7th The Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction features: Band, Choir, Orchestra, Sapphires, Theater and benefits our Fine Arts Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone! Dinner and auction are from 5:30-7:15 pm in the SLHS Commons with a full concert following at 7:30 PM in the SLHS PAC.

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Saturday, December 8th 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Family Life Assembly of God 1012 South Mason Road Katy, TX 77450 Delicious homemade Christmas cookies for that special loved one, last minute gift or holiday gathering. Choose from an assortment of goodies that will bring a smile to any holiday celebration. Come early for the best selection. All sold by the pound. For more information contact us at flagwomen@familylifeassembly.org or call 281-392-0637.

Living Word Lutheran Church to present “A Night of Rejoicing” Living Word Lutheran Church invites the Katy community to its presentation of “A Night of Rejoicing” on Sunday, December 9th at 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 11:00 am in the church sanctuary. The cantata will feature the Living Word Choir, Bell Choir, Choristers and a chamber orchestra. “A Night of Rejoicing” features both familiar Christmas carols and newly-composed pieces. Following each service, there will be an instrument petting zoo for children to get a close-up look at the musical instruments.   Living Word is located at 3700 S. Mason Rd., Katy 77450 at the corner of Westheimer Parkway. For more information, please see the church’s website www.livingwordkaty.org or call 281-392-2300, x 213.

GOLF TOURNAMENT SPARTAN BASEBALL Booster Club 6th Annual GOLF TOURNAMENT Supporting Seven Lakes High School Baseball Program Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club Monday, November 12th 4 Person Scramble - 12:00 pm - Shotgun Start Box Lunch, SLHS Booster Club Raffle, Dinner & Silent Auction Tournament Events Prizes ~ Long Drive ~ Closest to Pin ~ Longest Putt ~ Within the Flagstick ~ Raffle ~ Silent Auction Other events ~ Spartan Drive ~ Batter Up ~ Par 3 Games Fees Individual Entry: $125 • Spartan Event Package: $25 Staff/Student Entry: $75 • MVP Sponsor: $ 425

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FUNDRAISERS Keep Kids Connected - Recycle your Aluminum Beverage Cans for a Good Cause! Keep Kids Connected, a local non-profit organization that gives Netbook computers to kids with cancer or other serious illnesses, collects and recycles aluminum beverage cans the second Saturday of each month at the Tradition Bank, Pin Oak branch from 9 am-12 pm. Please stop by each month to donate your cans. The proceeds from the recycling are used to purchase computers. visit www.keepkidsconnected.org for more information on the organization.

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NATURE PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN Enjoy the outdoors with your child (age 2 1/2 to 5) at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered Tuesday mornings, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include: November 6th: Movement & Migration November 13th: Sprouting Seeds November 20th: American Indians November 27th: **no program** December 4th: Animal Homes December 11th: Christmas in the Woods The cost is $5 per child (or buy a 5-session card for $20) and the child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the sanctuary through the marked gate. The program will be held in the outdoor classroom. Call 713464-4900 or go to www.houstonaudubon.org for more information.

Free Driver Safety Class Saturday, November 10, 9 am - 3 pm; ages 16+. This class is for lowering insurance premiums. If you need this course for ticket dismissal, contact Rudy Martinez at admin@enhanceddriving.com or call 713-899-2090. Limited space. Sign up at the Katy Y using barcode #116565 or call to register over the phone by calling at YMCA at 281-392-5055. Class is held across the street from the Y in The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch community room.

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Falcon Point East

November 2012

 LONE STAR AFRICAN VIOLET CONVENTION SHOW AND SALE The Spring Branch African Violet Club is pleased to host The 2012 Lone Star African Violet Convention, Show and Sale in Houston, TX. Top African violet growers around the state will be competing for awards. The Crowne Plaza, located “Near Reliant and the Medical Center” at 8686 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77054, will be the site of this year’s convention. The dates of the Convention and Show are October 31 - November 3, 2012. Violets of all types such as standards, miniatures, semi-miniatures and trailers will be available by commercial vendors. A variety of supplies and a limited number of other Gesneriads will be available for sale. The African Violet Sale and Show will be open free to the public Thursday, November 1, 2012 Sale: 12 pm-5 pM Friday, November 2, 2012 Sale: 9 am-5 pm Saturday, November 3, 2012 Sale: 10 am-4:30 pm Show: 8:30 am-4:30 pm For more info on the convention, please call 281-748-8417. Email: kjwross@yahoo.com

SPORTS Katy YMCA

• WINTER YMCA Youth Sports Leagues: Youth NFL Flag Football (grades 1st - 7th), Basketball (PreK-7th) or Cheerleading (grades K6th). Teen Volleyball and Basketball also offered. Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website: ymcahouston. org Registration deadline is December 2nd ($10 late fee after November 25th). • LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: A twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. YMCA membership is NOT required. All participants will receive a free 12 week Y membership. For more information, contact Cindy Jackson at 281-392-5055, ext. 220 or via email at cindy.jackson@ymcahouston.org • Babysitting Training at the Y: Saturday, November 17th, 9 AM – 3 PM. For ages 10-15. This course teaches babysitting skills, including handling emergencies and preventing accidents. It also contains segments on feeding, diapering, playing with and caring for children. Students should bring their lunch and one baby doll. Study books are optional and require an additional fee. For more information about registration and fees, contact Anneca Sarver at asarver@ymcahouston.org or 281-392-5055. • Volunteers Needed for Community Event: High School students: Do you need service hours for school? The YMCA’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Dash is the perfect opportunity to earn those hours. Approximate hours 6:30 – 10:30 AM. Visit www.ymcaturkeydash. org and click the Volunteer Ops tab to register. • YMCA Turkey Dash: Join us for the 2012 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Dash presented by Reliant. November 22, 2012 will mark the 10th anniversary of the Turkey Dash, Katy’s largest fun run. Taking place on Thanksgiving Day, the event features a competitive 10K and 5K as well as a Kids 1 Mile Race and a 1 Mile Walk. An estimated 5,000 people will participate. In addition to racing fun, participants and families can enjoy a post race area that features a kid’s fun zone, live band, games and food. Visit www.ymcaturkeydash.org for more information. Race Day Schedule 7:10 AM – 1 Mile Kids Race 7:45 AM – 10K 8:05 AM – 5K 9:15 AM – 1 Mile Walk/Run 9:45 AM – Awards Ceremony

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Volleyball

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The Katy Valkyries is a varsity team competing in the Texas Girls High School Lacrosse League and accepts players from all KISD high schools. Lacrosse experience is not necessary to join the team - we will teach you the skills and game strategy. Please see our new website at: www.katyvalkyries.org for additional information.

Women’s Basketball League

Looking for as many ladies as possible to play. Ages 16+. Contact Krystal Horn for more information at katybball@yahoo.com

Westside Golf League

Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information contact Sue Crookson at 281-392-4913 scrookson@houston.rr.com or Yana Dommert at 281-394-2481 yana@entouch.net or Kathy Smith 815-715-3892.

Katy Rugby Club

Fun for all the family. All ages welcome - boys & girls. Training every Sunday 2-4 PM, at Beck Junior High school Football Field. For more information, visit www.katyrugbyclub.com

LADY SHARKS WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION (WGA)

The Lady Sharks WGA are inviting new members to join our Thursday morning play day at Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club. Our purpose is to promote women’s golf and fellowship among our members while enhancing the understanding of The Rules of Golf and improving play. For more information, contact Susie Hatfield 832-437-3670, michaelhat2002@yahoo.com or Sue Crookson 281-392-4913, scrookson@entouch.net

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CHURCH NEWS New Creation hosts Free Ice Cream Social New Creation arrived in Fulshear promising to share God’s love. What they didn’t tell us was that it comes with free ice cream. This new faith community, headed by Pastor Dale Olson, is giving a free scoop of Ashby’s Sterling premium ice cream to anyone who shows up at the Sweet Tooth Shoppe between 2 and 4 PM on November 10th. The Sweet Tooth Shoppe, located at 8503 FM 359 in downtown Fulshear, is an old-fashioned candy and ice cream store. There will also be a drawing for two $50 gift cards. Area residents are starting to enjoy having this new church in town!

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Trinity Baptist Church 10000 Spring Green Blvd, Katy www.trinity-katy.org Worshiping each Sunday at 8:30 am and 11:00 am; Bible Study for all ages at 9:45 am Nov. 11th - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Jeff and Debby McElroy www.foreverfamilies.com Jeff and Debby McElroy, founders of Forever Family Ministries, will be leading the Nov. 11th, Second Sunday Night service at Trinity. They have been involved with marriage and family ministry since 1989 and have become one of the most sought-after marriage and family speakers across the country. Come hear Jeff and Debby as they share their hearts in a unique blend of honesty, drama, comedy and insight. Weekly student activities at Trinity T3 (grades 7-12) G 2:20: Sundays, 4:30 pm-5:45 pm - The T3 students are currently studying Soul Detox: Clean Living in A Contaminated World by Craig Groeschel Free Pizza, fun games and fellowship: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

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Access 56 (grades 5-6) Access 56 discipleship: Sundays, 4:15 pm-5:30 pm Children’s choir (grades K-6): Sundays, 5:30 pm-6:15 pm KFC (grades K- 4) - Kid’s For Christ KFC discipleship: Sundays, 4:15 pm-5:30 pm Children’s Choir (grades K-6): Sundays, 5:30 pm-6:15 pm

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Katy Aglow Aglow International is a global, trans-denominational Christian organization. More than 200,000 Aglow members meet together each month through local fellowships. The local Katy Lighthouse is a safe haven for those seeking salvation, healing, deliverance and restoration. A place where God’s love abounds; a place where lives are refreshed and transformed by His love, as we grow closer to Jesus and serve one another. At the monthly gatherings, there is time to meet and visit with friends, enjoy corporate worship and prayer, and hear from a guest speaker. Many of the ladies share lunch afterwards. You are most cordially invited to attend the Katy Aglow group. You will be glad you did. Meeting: November 13, 2012 Time: 9:30 AM - Arrive/Visit 10:00 AM - Meeting begins Place: Church on the Rock, 433 S. Barker Cypress, Houston, TX 77094. (Dir: 1-10 Exit Barker Cypress Rd., go south 3 blocks to corner of Barker Cypress @ Kingsland Blvd.) Contact: www.katyaglow.com for guest speaker and group information www.aglow.org for information about Aglow International  

Living Word Lutheran Church Thanksgiving SERVICE

Living Word Lutheran Church would like to invite the community to join us for a service of thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 20th at 7 pm. Living Word is located at 3700 S. Mason Road in Katy. For more information visit www.livingwordkaty.org or contact the church office at 281-392-2300.  

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Free children’s and youth music programs are being offered at Living Word Lutheran Church. Age-appropriate lessons in the basics of music will be taught. This will include singing and playing bells/ chimes. The program is open to all; church membership is not required.

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  Ages 3, 4 and Kindergarteners meet on Mondays, 6:006:45 pm in the Living Word Annex. Grades 1-6 meet on Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm in the Living Word Sanctuary. Grades 6-12 meet on Sundays at 4:00 pm in the Sanctuary. The program will feature positive reinforcement in a fun and caring environment. Living Word Lutheran is located at 3700 S. Mason Rd., Katy 77450 and the Living Word Annex is at 3750 S. Mason, Suite 900.   For more information, please visit the church website www. LivingWordKaty.org or contact Susan Terry at 832-282-9333 or 281-392-2300, x213 or susanterry@livingwordkaty.org  

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“FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE WORLD” BAHA’I FAITH OF FORT BEND COUNTY Please join us for an informal devotional gathering, where we share music, prayers and inspirational readings taken from the major religions of the world, in an environment of unity and harmony. The Word of God, say the Baha’i Writings, provides inspiration, rejuvenates souls, gladdens hearts and renews one’s sense of purpose. The devotional is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, from 4-5 PM and will be followed by a sharing of thoughts, ideas and ways to apply spiritual principles to one’s day-to-day affairs. Refreshments will be served. For details on the location or for answers to any other questions you may have, please call the Baha’i Faith of Fort Bend County at 281-395-9026.

Katy Christian Women’s Connection

Join us for a prayer, coffee and fellowship 10 AM to 11:30 AM La Madeleine’s 23322 Mercantile Parkway Katy, TX (Grand Parkway and I-10) Bring a friend and don’t forget to bring your Bible.

 

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Power for Today Bible Study and Prayer

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matt 6:34   Held every 3rd Tuesday - 6:30-7:30 pm Omni Hotel Westside - Café on the Lake 13210 Katy Freeway Houston, Texas 77079 281-558-8338  

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Big Back to School and Pet Blessing enjoyed by Fulshear families! When the launch team for New Creation Lutheran Church gathered to plan a first public event, they wanted it to be family oriented and fun to reflect their worshipping community. This goal was achieved at their first annual Blessings Event held the last Sunday in August. Entire families, including pets, came to the Cornelius’ home on James Lane in Fulshear to receive blessings for the new school year! Teachers representing three districts were blessed. Families with roots in Ecuador and Colombia were included, possibly drawn by the launch team’s previous experience supporting education for street children in Peru. Dogs of many breeds romped together, including one retriever who repeatedly jumped into the swimming pool. Thanks to a grant from Fort Bend Thrivent Financial, there were hot dogs to eat and games to play. A large inflatable proved to be the most popular activity. At the end of the day, children left for home with a gift bag, a Bible verse and a smile. All were invited back at a later date for New Creation’s first worship service with Pastor Dale Olson.

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SENIOR CHURCH GROUPS Kingsland Baptist Church Weekly Events for Adult 55+ Game Day - Meet with us every Wednesday in the Crawford Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM as we fellowship around the table playing Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Cards, etc. Group Exercise Class - The exercise class for adults 55+ meets every Wednesday at 8:45 AM for 45 minutes of exercise led by Christy Kennedy, a group fitness certified instructor. This is a great time to enjoy like-minded folks who are strengthening and conditioning their body for the long haul. Regardless of your present condition, Christy will help you improve while making the exercise fun and beneficial. For more information, contact Mike Kelley at 281-492-0785. Kingsland Baptist Church is located at 20555 Kingsland Blvd. We are located across from Taylor High School Tennis Courts. For more information, you can visit us online at www.kingsland.org or call the church office at 281-492-0785.

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Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more info, call the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church BINGO

At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.

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COMMUNITY INTEREST GROUPS Katy Area Republicans Katy’s Conservative Voice

Please check our Facebook page or our website www.katyrepublicans.com for information on meeting times and places. For further information, contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or ktuqt@consolidated.net.

Katy Area Democrats

Katy Area Democrats meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Briarchester club house at 7 PM. Great speakers each month as well as opportunities for community involvement. For information, contact Pat Darwish 281-647-0986 or pdarwish@comcast.net or visit our website www.katydemocrats.net.

Katy Mommy Patriots

Katy Mommy Patriots is a group of moms meeting together to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Come join us as we study the issues, work to elect candidates that will protect our rights and join with other groups across America to ensure that our voices are heard. We meet twice a month. For more information, call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854.

The 912ers of Katy

The 912ers of Katy is a growing group of Patriots supporting the 9/12 Principles advocated by Glenn Beck. We support smaller government at all levels, fiscal responsibility and term limits for all elected officials. Join us for lively discussions and other activities. For more information, please visit our Meetup Group website at http://912katy.org or email Milton Richards at mer@912katy.org.

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Things are busier than ever at the Harris County Democratic Party and the Coordinated Campaign is looking for volunteers and interns here in Katy! Contact peter@hcdp.org or 281-578-2435 for more information!

Katy Sunrise Rotary

Katy Sunrise Rotary Club is a member club of Rotary International, a 100-year-old worldwide service organization. Katy Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, for breakfast at The Club at Falcon Point, guests and visitors are welcomed. For more information please visit www.katysunriserotary.com.

Rotary Club of Katy

Formed in 1946, the Rotary Club of Katy has a diverse membership of 30 business and professional men and women. The club meets each Thursday, from noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E, Katy, TX 77494. For more information, call 281-392-0045 or visit www.katyrotary.com.

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West Houston Rotary Club

West Houston Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 12:15 PM for Lunch and Fellowship at the Omni Hotel West Houston, Katy Freeway at Eldridge. Guests and visitors are welcome. Rotary clubs provides many opportunities for giving back to our community (local and global); come join us for fun, friendships and community service. Contact 281-627-0662 for more info.

Katy Toastmasters

Do you need to improve your communication skills for presentations, interviews, networking or everyday conversations with co-workers, customers or volunteers? We are a supportive group of members who help each other become better speakers and leaders. We meet

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Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club

Need speaking skills? Improve your communication skills; lose your fears of public speaking; and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you’ve chosen in life. You are invited to visit the Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club every Thursday each month, at 11:45 AM, at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084; telephone 281-228-6287. For more information on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org.  

Phoenix Risers Toastmasters

The Phoenix Risers Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month at the University of Phoenix building between Kirkwood and Wilcrest on Katy Freeway. Please contact us for further info at Phoenix Risers@Phoenix.edu.

CBMC (CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN COMMITTEE)

West Houston’s (CBMC) Christian Businessmen Committee small group ministry teams meet at the following days and times each week. Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 www.houston.cbmc.com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, 8556 Katy Freeway #128, I-10 at Bingle. Leader: Joe Calvert, 713-461-5960. • Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, 10810 Old Katy Road, Suite 100, U Tex Bldg., call 713-827-0777 for more info. • Friday, 7:00 - 8:15 AM, 4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 231. Leaders: John Montgomery, 281-477-4367; Paul McDonald, 713-871-8766.

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American Business Women Association’s Katy Charter Chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month, at Hasta la Pasta, located on the Grand Parkway. Networking begins at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and meeting at 6:30. Please email RSVPs and inquiries to abwa.katy@gmail.com.

WEST HOUSTON ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

The West Houston Chapter of International Assoc. of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) usually meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Huston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). Networking begins at 5:30 PM, dinner is served at 6:00 PM. Reservations are required. For additional info, please contact Caroline Champness CAP-OM at caroline.champness@bp.com or go to www.iaap-westhouston.org to visit our website.

ABWA West Houston Network

ABWA West Houston Network - Meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corridor - I-10 Katy Freeway between Park Ten and Hwy 6. Visit our website at www.whenabwa.org for more info or to RSVP.

BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL

Business Network International - BNI is the largest networking organiztion of its kind. Business Network International, (BNI)/Katy Group meets every Thursday, at 7:00 AM, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Come visit us and introduce your business to our group. Chapter contacts: President, Gary Nething, 832-247-2421 or Vice President, Angelo Molinas, 832-2898488. For more information on Katy BNI, go to www.katybni.com.

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The Parkway Business Partners chapter of BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413.

InHouston-Katy Premier Professional Business Networking Mixer InHouston-Katy Premier Professional Business Networking Mixer InHouston/Katy Group invites area business professionals to come join different business professionals for the InHouston/Katy – Premier Professional Networking Mixer. No cover charge. They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For information, call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, gail@freedomnow.net or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@newellcheatheam.com or http://inhouston.ning.com/events InHouston-Katy.

BIZPACK - “Connecting People in Business and Life”

Business-To-Business Networking And Breakfast $5: Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road, Katy, 77494. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email janemoughon@gmail.com. Website: www.meetup.com/BizPackNetworksHouston/events/30096641.

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West Katy Netweavers is here to help professionals their business. We are meeting at Essence Cafe at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear every first and third Wednesday of the month. Breakfast meetings start at 7:30 AM and end at 8:30 AM sharp. We have much to cover in our hour together and the meeting format is structured, but attendees are welcome to arrive early and stay late for informal networking. The cost of attendance is $1. Members may bring a number of your business cards to exchange with others and leave one with us. For questions, contact me at tajanamesic@ greengrovegroup.com or visit www.meetup.com/West-Katy-Netweavers/

Fitness Journey Network

Fitness Journey Network is a NEW group of Katy health and wellness professionals meeting the first Thursday of each month, at various locations in the Katy area. Membership is free. If you would like more information or would like to be a part of our group, please contact Karen Narum at 281-871-8920 or at fitnessjourney@live.com.

Katy Bar Association

Katy Bar Association, which is an Association of Attorneys who live or work in the Katy Area, holds its monthly meeting at 12:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Willow Fork Country Club. Anyone interested in attending should contact Nick Nicholas at nnicholas@jw.com or 713-752-4443.

KATY NEIGHBORS’ COFFEES

Katy Neighbor’s Coffees are open to all women who live in the Katy Area. It is to promote friendship in the neighborhood among old and new residents. Coffees are held once a month on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at members’ homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-578-2078 or 281-395-1730.

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Welcome Wagon Club of Katy

Welcome Wagon Club Katy has a monthly coffee that will be on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The coffee is an informal gathering held in a members home. To attend the coffee, please email welcomewagonclubkaty@yahoo.com or call Mardeena 832-6552465 or Eunice 281-676-4176. The Welcome Wagon Club members and guests will have a presentation by Barbara Germana CPA with Gritting and Company PC in Sugar Land on “Identity Theft.” The luncheon will be Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 11:30 AM. Cost is $20; location of the luncheon will be Falcon Point Country Club, 24503 Falcon Point Dr. Katy, Texas 77494. All Katy area woman, whether new or long time residents, are welcome to attend. Reservations are required and must be made by October 5, 2012. Mail a check made out to “Welcome Wagon Club Katy” for $20 to Joan Magee, 27510 Rosewood Valley Dr. Katy, Texas 77494, 832-437-1455 or email welcomewagonclubkaty@yahoo.com The Welcome Wagon Club of Katy is a community minded, social organization, with membership open to all woman in the Katy area. Monthly activities include: Decorating, Mahjongg, Bunco, Local Trips, Dinning Out, as well as Lunch and a Movie.

Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Houston

Looking to make new friends? Want to participate in fun activities? You are cordially invited to join one of Houston’s friendliest women’s clubs! We have monthly luncheons and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities. Meetings are held at Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX 77042. Cost is $29 per person. Contact NNGH.org for reservations. For more info contact: Renee M Middleton- Publicity Chairman phone/ fax: 713-977-9222; P. O. Box 19882, Houston, TX 77224-9882, email: NNGHMembership@yahoo.com.

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Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Houston (NNGH.org) was established in 1957 to provide friendly fellowship and fun activities for Houston women. From September through May, there are monthly luncheons (normally third Wed of each month) and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities (e,g., bridge, mah jong, bunco, bowling, beading, book club, play reading, sewing and crafts, movie and lunch bunch, creative cooking, wine tastings - just to name a few). NNGH is truly one of Houston’s friendliest women’s clubs and certainly the most active. In addition, we have events and activities throughout the year to benefit selected non-profit organizations. This year we are working with Boys and Girls Country and Houston SPCA.

Green Trails Ladies Club Welcomes You

If you are a woman residing in west Houston and surrounding communities, we welcome your involvement in the Green Trails Ladies Club. Membership is open to residents of Katy, west Houston and surrounding areas. Varied opportunities are provided for women to explore common interests and develop friendships in the neighborhood setting. The club features activity and game groups of interest to the members. This currently includes: Bunco (3 groups), Scrabble, Games for Couples, Mah Jong, Book Chats and Sweets (a book review fellowship), Indian Vegetarian Cooking, Potpourri (a variety of events, excursions, seminars, and fun activities) Women of the Word (a Bible study fellowship group), Mom’s Play Date (a play group for moms with pre-school and elementary age children), The Art Bunch (fine arts and crafts) and Girls Night Out Movie Classics and Dinner (monthly). Get plugged into as many of these facets of our club as you are inclined! Don’t miss out on fun you can have. Become a member of the Green Trails Ladies Club. Submit the information requested below along with the $20 annual membership dues to: Green Trails Ladies Club, P. O. Box 573, Barker, Texas 77413-0573. Membership renewal is also now due for existing members who have not paid dues since May of 2009. Contact Helen Connolly at 281-578-3382 for more information.

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GREATER KATY EXCHANGE CLUB

Greater Katy Exchange Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15 includes dinner and speaker (advance registration day before meeting). You can call or pay and RSVP at www.KatyExchangeClub.com. The Greater Katy Exchange Club is non-profit service organization of a group of men and women working together to make our community better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and the Prevention of Child Abuse. Give back to your community by joining the Katy Exchange Club. Guest’s welcome. Advance reservations required by 12:00 PM day of meeting to Shivani Shah-Palaniappan 281-827-5795 or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622 or pay and reserve online at www.KatyExchangeClub.com.

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TEXAS COASTAL CATTLEWOMEN

Texas Coastal Cattlewomen (TCCW), a chapter of Texas CattleWomen, meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. TCCW is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization whose purpose it is to promote beef by educating the public to its nutritional value and to the use of its many by-products in our daily lives. You do not need to be in the cattle business, but only need to want to promote beef. In addition, we award scholarships to applicants in the following counties: Harris, Fort Bend, Austin, Brazoria, Montgomery, Liberty, Waller and Wharton. If you are interested in becoming a member or desire more information, you may contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987.

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Life is too short so get out and enjoy it. Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ or those that prefer to hang out with the over forty crowd. We have a variety of events each month such as; dinner & dancing, movies, girls night out, themed parties, picnics, weekend get-a-ways, recreational activities, daytrips and more. For more details, visit www.meetup.com/Katy-Rocks.

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BP Partners will host an informal coffee in a member’s home at 10:00 AM. For date and location of the event, please email Phyllis Crouch, phylliscrouch@comcast.net or call Jeaneen Stastny at 713398-4180. BP Partners is a local organization that fosters friendship and support for the spouses and partners of BP employees and retirees. Monthly activities include Luncheon or Coffee, Book Club, Bowling, Bunco, Bird Watching, Craft Group and Lunch Bunch and evening events. For membership information, contact Phyllis Crouch at phylliscrouch@comcast.net or go to www.bppartnershouston.com to check out our website.

Katy Area Retired Educators

This dynamic organization meets at 11:30 AM, on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy. All retired school employees in the Katy, West Houston area are invited to become members of KARE. It does not matter from which school district you retired. KARE’s theme this year is “KARE Keeps on Learning.” Join us as we learn about a variety of topics via interesting and informative meetings, fun side trips and camaraderie with other retirees. Lunch is provided at a small cost. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or lzacek@hotmail.com.

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Real conversation is not a contest but makes room for many voices whose tone is not violent or abusive but instead as Michael Oakeshott said “humble and conversable.” It offers “the gift of the interval:” when we “look around upon the world without the sense of an enemy at one’s back or the insistent pressure to make up one’s mind.”

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If you enjoy real conversation about current issues and events with a group having diverse backgrounds and perspectives, join us for a cup of coffee on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in room 303 of the Parish Activity Center from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. All participants are encouraged to offer topics for the group and approximately a week before the meeting, a tentative agenda of topics will be disseminated. For further information or to get on the agenda email list, please call Gary at 281-578-1036 or email conversation11@comcast.net.

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Do you ever feel like you’re the only mom who stays home? While being an at-home mother is rewarding, it can also be lonely. The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) is a support group specifically for mothers who have chosen to stay home to raise their children. Local chapters offer scheduled activities, most of which take place during the day when at-home moms most need support. Our calendar includes activities such as weekly (age-appropriate) playgroups, park days, group outings, book club, mom and tot lunch, family events, community service projects, mom’s night out and more! Of course, children are encouraged to come along and moms may attend as many or as few activities as are appropriate for their family. Contact Jamie Ensminger, Membership VP: 832-493-1507 or email momsclubkatyse@yahoo.com.

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Each month we will hear from gifted speakers and develop friendships with other moms as we explore the Fruit of the Spirit. We understand that being a mother is a difficult job and we pray that you will find wisdom, encouragement and strength at Moms@Second. We look forward to seeing YOU and learning all that God has to teach us this year! We welcome moms with kids of all ages!

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Moms In Touch International has a new name: Moms in Prayer International! Our mission is to impact children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. Our vision is that every school in the world will be covered with prayer. If you would like more information about MIPI and the groups in Katy, please contact Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit the Moms In Prayer website at www.MomsInPrayer.org

MOTHERS’ SHARE GROUP

Mothers’ Share Group serves as a valuable outreach for stay-at home parents. We offer a supportive network of moms, interesting and informative speakers relevant to parenting and family life, creative crafts, service projects, and the opportunity to make wonderful friends with others in the Katy area. We meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). Everyone in the community is welcome. Please join us for fun, food and friendship! For more information or to confirm childcare, please contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org.

MYC - Mothers of Young Children

Be part of an exciting ministry at St. Peter’s UMC. MYC is a biblically based program for mothers of young children, infant through elementary school, to meet together along with mentor moms (more experienced, older moms) and share the joys and frustrations of motherhood and explore the purposes and promises God gives to parents. We meet every Friday from 9:30-11:30 AM in Asbury Hall at St. Peter’s United Methodist church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, following the KISD calendar. MYC also offers social activities including mom’s night out, family nights, play dates and more! Childcare is provided. While attending MYC, your pre-school children in childcare will be participating in a Bible-based curriculum on Friday morning that is supported by St. Peter’s Children’s Ministries program. Registration is opened to all - church membership not required. For more information see our website: www.stpkaty.org/mothers-of-young-children or contact Amy Smith at amyjarvissmith@sbcglobal.net

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Mocha Moms is a Stay-At-Home Support group for women of color. We offer monthly support group meetings, activities for moms and children. Come meet other Stay-At-Home moms as we embrace the job of motherhood with support of others. Contact Hesma at 281-762-0262 or www. mochamomswesthouston.org.

iBloom

We provide an OASIS in the frenzied weeks of busy moms… A place to be: *EQUIPPED for parenting, marriage and spiritual growth. *ENCOURAGED by sharing with other moms within mentor led small groups. *ENERGIZED by loving support of other women. Our focus is Biblically based teaching on parenting, marriage and spiritual growth. iBloom includes interesting live speakers, relevant video curriculum with just the right mix of fun! We are a group of moms of children from birth to fifth grade. Join us Monday mornings, 9:30-11:30 AM Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, TX The cost is $20 for the year (includes study guide). Childcare is FREE! For more information and to register go to www.graceibloom.org. Questions: call Denise at 281-693-6907 or Sonja at 713-702-2153.

Real Moms of Katy playgroup

This group is down to earth and drama free. Our motto is to build lasting friendships for the mommies as well as the children. We value every member feedbacks and participation. We like for the members to take ownership of the group and feel a sense of belonging. This is primarily a preschool age group though we understand that you may have other small children so all are welcome. We are mostly stay at home moms but if you work from home or can get together in the day time than you’re welcome. We also have ladies night out! We embrace diversity and believe we all can learn from each other. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy.

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Working Moms of Katy

This is a group to support working moms in the Katy area who would like to find support and camaraderie in other working moms and also a social network. Play dates will be held on Saturdays and an occasional mom’s night on a weeknight. I’m hoping that there are other moms out there just like myself who would like to have like-minded moms to hang out with on the weekend and fun things to plan with the kids during non-work hours. If you’re interested, please join my group and take a minute and tell me a little about yourself so we can get to know one another and start building a group together. Charlene Taylor: charleneetaylor@yahoo.com, 281235-3043 or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/workingmomsofkaty.

KATY MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL

Moms In Touch International has a new name: Moms in Prayer International! Our mission is to impact children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray. Our vision is that every school in the world will be covered with prayer. If you would like more information about MIPI and the groups in Katy, please contact Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit the Moms In Prayer website at www.MomsInPrayer.org.

KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM)

Parents of (or parents expecting) twins, triplets or more are invited to attend our monthly meeting. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month, at 7:00 pm, at The Church of Holy Apostles located at 1225 West Grand Parkway S. and Westgreen Blvd. in Katy. KAPOM is a member of the Texas Mothers of Multiples and the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc. For more information, email membership@kapom.org or visit our website www.kapom.org.

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Katy Association of Child Care Professionals is a group of registered, licensed and listed child care providers located on the north and south sides of Interstate 10 in the Katy area. Our members are qualified and experienced, as well as CPR and First Aid certified. We meet the third Wednesday of each month, at the MUD #81 building, located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon for an evening of professional training and networking. Refreshments are served. Parents and child care providers requiring more information may call 281-578-6376 or 281-392-0989.

Classified Ads FOR SALE Mary Engelbreit Collectibles: dishes, books, pictures, etc. 281-347-4428. Wine Cooler, 330 bottles, elegant oak exterior, $8,000 new, asking $1,650. Email spalm20109@gmail.com for pics, call 281-520-0348. Brand new, large, unfinished, ornate wooden art/picture frames. Four 46x58 perimeter with picture area 36x48; five 26x33 perimeter with picture area 18x26, finished dark brown. Call Randy at 281-732-6535. Photos of frames can be emailed. Make offer. Must sell! Beautiful custom covered, Billiard Factory pool table and accessories. Accessories include pub table with two bar stools, pool sticks with stand and game room wall decor. Total price $1,600. Please call 832-296-6562. New, assembled, “The Rack,” $25, cost $100. Super Curl Bar, $12, cost $28. Call 281-492-6670. Homecoming/Prom dresses: sizes 6, 8, 9, M, $35 and up; dry-cleaned. Call 281-579-0527 or email tmzamp64@yahoo.com for pictures.

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Oreck upright vacuum, $50; Oreck handheld, $30; small sofa, flowered, overstuffed, excellent condition, $75; kitchen island, never used, $35; piano, upright, good condition, $250; 61-key piano, electronic keyboard, never used, $50; four cemetery plots in Pearland, $2,200 each. Call 281-865-1452. 3 cemetery lots in Forest Park-Lawndale. Call HL 713-818-1750. Mediterranean style tables, heavy solid oak wood, 5 1/2’ coffee table; two 2’ end tables; one 6-sided table, $250. 281-579-2474. Beautiful 100% wool rug, 9’6”x13’6”, great condition, $500. kim.bozzone@yahoo.com. Handbags! Gently used Dooney & Burke and a new Brighton handbag. Priced to sell. kim.bozzone@yahoo.com. Westinghouse 16 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer. Good condition, great for a spare, $95. Call George, 832-647-9064. Leather media room chairs brand new, $800 for two; brand new bar, granite top, cherry wood with two bar stools, $900; Raymond Weil stainless steel watch, $200; pillow top queen size mattress, $500; black, four drawer dresser, night stand and TV stand, great for college student, $100 all three pieces. Call 281-636-6545. Custom white, faux wood blinds for sale. 3 - 40x70, 1 sink window 34x40. $40 each or best offer. Call 281-463-1175. Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, lat-pull pully system & over 200 lbs. of weights. Also a chest-explosion machine & accessories for the pully system. Excellent condition. $325 or $350 delivered assembled. 281-881-6405. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail.com.

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1990 Nissan Altima, red, 75,000 miles, sunroof with brand new stereo, black leather seats, price is negotiable. Call 281-636-6545. 2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS. Automatic, V6, 62K miles. Original owner. Black, grey interior, 6 disc CD player, power everything, cruise control, roof rack, privacy glass, $6,650. 281-414-8784. 2008 Honda Gold Wing, black, excellent condition. For pictures and inquiries, email anwilbanks99@gmail.com Rare 1967 Pontiac Firebird convertible, re-built, under warranty, 400 Pontiac motor-not matching no., less than 400 miles, totally restored, yellow with black interior, new paint, new disk brakes, new suspension, new interior & new black top with cover, new custom sound system, $24,000. Firm. 281-455-5543. 1998 Suzuki 1500 Intruder motorcycle, eggshell on white in color, black leather saddle bags, $3,000. 281-726-4305 Pat.

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Experienced, responsible adult needed to be part of a team of childcare providers at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church at 1351 S Mason Rd @ Park York. Must be able to work Sunday evenings and pass a background check. Proof of current CPR training should be submitted with resume. Starting pay is $7.50 per hour. Submit resumes to Carol Kutzer at info@cornerstonekaty.org or call 281-579-1080. Sales Position. Looking for a Retiree with Automotive background and a passion for Import Autos. Must have articulate phone skills to sell Engines to auto repair shops and dealerships throughout the United States. Part time-Commission Only. Phone 832-969-5460.

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YMCA Before/After School Counselors - Responsible adults needed to supervise children in local Katy ISD elementary child care sites either before school, after school or both. High School Diploma or GED required. Must love working with children and embody the 5 core values of the YMCA – Faith, Honesty, Caring, Responsibility and Respect. Part-Time. Shifts available Monday—Friday: 6:30-8:30 AM and/or 2:30-6:30 PM. Submit applications to Sherry Hubbard sherryh@ymcahouston.org. YMCA Lifeguards - Must be at least 16 years of age. Qualified candidates must possess the following current certifications: YMCA or American Red Cross lifeguard certification, CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration. Want to apply but not sure where to get certified? Visit one of our centers or www.ymcahouston.org/youth-development/lifeguarding for a YMCA lifeguard class that fits your schedule. Part-Time. Submit applications for the Katy location to Candi Revere at candic@ymcahouston.org or Manuel Vila at manuelv@ymcahouston.org. 

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Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010. Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email YoungAn@cyfairtkd. com. Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095. Wanted - Hairstylists. Looking for a fun and relaxing place to work, one that appreciates you? Look no further! Sheri Marie’s Salon & Co. is hiring great hairstylists. Visit www.sherimariesalonco.com or call 281-463-7375. Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to assistdds@hotmail.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-401-9828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com. Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person.

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TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427.  Las Vegas Timeshare - On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living; jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s/2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/dryer/safe in room, 4 days $355 - 7 days $500. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409. Vacation home for rent: Hill country vacation home, Cedar Creek Cabin, new 2/2 with loft, fully furnished, huge front porch, satellite TV, beautiful views, abundant wildlife, Frio River at Concan near Garner State Park, sleeps 8. Call 866-7CON-CAN or go to www.frioman.com for more information.

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NOVENA TO ST. JUDE May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude help of the hopeless, pray for us. Say Novena 9 times a day for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude – IK, CBS

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November 2012

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AMI Association Management, Inc.

5295 Hollister St HOUSTON, TX. 77040-6205 713-932-1122 Fax: 713-932-6059 Community Manager Kristi Miller Community Manager

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Kelly Arizpe, Community Service Specialist

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Charles Clark, Financial Specialist Jon Benson, Onsite Manager Board MembeRS: President: Debbie Benson Vice-President:      Treasurer: Jeff Davidson Secretary: Sylvia Wilson Schools www.katyisd.org KISD Administration KISD Transportation Fielder Elementary Cinco Ranch Jr. High Cinco Ranch High School

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Family & Cosmetic Dentistry • Serving Katy Since 1976 • Offering Orthodontics & Invisalign Clear Braces • Cerec - Single Visit Crowns & Onlays • Cosmetic Crowns & Veneers • Offering a Relaxed Atmosphere with a Lake View • Open Late on Mondays • Financing Available • Under Armour Performance Mouthwear Authorized Supplier

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Tammy Smith, Owner-Operated

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AQUA CLEAR Pool Service

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