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school news Brookwood Elementary May/june Events On March 17th, Trees for Houston donated 15 trees for our playground. The fifth grade students helped plant these outside to provide shade at some point. Thanks for all who helped with this effort!

At our PTA meeting held on March 26, the new officers for the upcoming school year were elected. Congratulations to the following ladies: President- Jennifer Ebell; 1st Vice- President Membership- Audra Olson; 2nd Vice- President ProgramsCindy Drnevich; Secretary- Brenda Collura and Treasurer- Joyce Hermann. A big thank you to the nominating committee for their efforts. The PTA wants to congratulate Mrs. Kelly Wiggins, she received the Teacher of the Year award! She has been at Brookwood for 12 years as our Alternative Academics teacher. May Calendar:

5-1 Second Grade Field Trip- Museum of Natural History

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5-5 Kindergarten Roundup- 8-11, AND 12:30-2:30 5/5-9 Teacher Appreciation Week 5-7 Nurses Day

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(SCHOOL NEWS continued from page 1) 5-27 5th Grade Charlie’s Angles- 9:00 am and 7:00 pm 5-29 5th Grade Pool Party Rainout date June Calendar: 6-2 Talent Show Rehearsal 9:00 am and 1:30 pm 6-3 Talent Show 8:30 am and 1:30 pm 6-4 Fifth Grade Awards Assembly- 8:30 am 6-5 Last Day of School - Early Release

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Regular Registration Deadline for Recreational Programs is June 30th “Space City Futball Club is a non-profit organization serving Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, and surrounding communities. We are the only full service soccer club in the region that provides both recreational and competitive programs for boys and girls.”

Slices & Ices at 300 West Bay Area Blvd. in Webster is the most recent community partner to support the Character Connection program at North Pointe Elementary. We would like to Welcome them to our program and we would like to thank them for supporting the students at NPE! Through these community partnerships we teach children the importance of having good character and how it relates to our relationships in the community. If your business would like to promote good character at NPE, please contact Shelley Rodriguez at 832-878-7108 for more information.

National Geographic Bee Texas State Finals Alexander Rodriguez represented Westbrook Intermediate School and CCISD on April 4, 2014 at the National Geographic Bee Texas State Finals. All schoolwide geography bee winners across Texas are eligible to take the written qualifying test, but only the top 100 scorers advance to the competition in Dallas each year. This marks his third appearance. He achieved a perfect score in the preliminary rounds, beating out last year’s state winner and the sibling of a previous National Champion. He finished the competition in 22nd place. Questions included: 1. Name the northernmost capital city located on the Persian Gulf. 2. The Scotia Plate lies between Antarctica and which other continent? 3. What Belgian city is referred to as the capital of Europe because it houses many institutions of the European Union? To learn more about the competition visit http:// www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee.

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CBHS latin league team places high at area competition

The Clear Brook High School Classical League (Latin) team competed at the Area level competition held at Clear Falls High School. Many team members placed in a variety of categories: In Advanced Grammar: Level 2 Joey Kastelic–1st Place, Level 3 Catherine Tran–3rd In Latin Vocabulary: Level 1 Jamie Nguyen–3rd Place, Level 2 Emily Powasnick–2nd In Reading Comprehension: Level 2 Ashley Alvarez–2nd Place In Roman History: Level 1 Michaela Grayson–1st Place, Level 3 Andrew Ciancone–3rd, Level 3 Keaton Adams–2nd In Roman Life: Level 3 Claire Wolken–2nd Place In Latin Literature: Level 3 Emily Nguyen–2nd Place In Greek Derivatives: Level 3 Katie Corkern–2nd Place In Ancient Geography: Level 2 Austin Euker–3rd Place In Sight Recitation: Level 1 Juanse DeRobles–1st Place, Level 2 Zach Williams– 3rd, Level 3 Sarah Kent– 2nd An amazing, full-scale Roman shield, made out of laminated poster board by Anthony Cianchetti, won 1st place in Models, Katie Corkern earned a 2nd place ribbon for her rendering of Neptune in Monochromatic Art, and two fully functioning catapults, in the large and small categories, won 2nd and 1st place respectively. The builds belong to Andy Abernathy and Joey Kastelic.

The team is looking forward to the State competition to be held April 11th - 12th at Westwood High School in Round Rock, Texas. Go, Brook!

15 Straight District Wins The Clear Lake Girls Golf Team captured its 15th straight District Title, while Clear Springs placed second in the 24-5A Girls Golf Tournament at Galveston Country Club on March 26-27, 2014. The Tournament played tough due to extreme wind conditions and was decided in the end by only a one stroke difference. Both Clear Lake and Clear Springs will advance to the 5A Region III Girls Golf Tournament. Clear Lakeís Kari Bush and Maggie Fulcher placed 3rd and 4th in Individuals.

The Clear Lake Girls B-Team also made a very strong showing by placing 4th in the District Tournament out of a field of 11. This is a great honor to be recognized, because they were the top ranking B-Team in the District. By coming in 4th, they managed to place above several A-Teams as well. The Clear Lake Falcon Medalist also placed very high in the field of Medalist. Clear Lake “CLEARLY” dominated the competition at District this year! Way to go LAKE ! Pictured L to R are: Taylor Hill, Macy Williams, Samantha Bruno, Haylee Buchanan, Catherine Chapman, Maggie Fulcher, Abby Pierpoline, Kari Bush, Kayla Brown, Jamie Treece, Jocelyn See, Sara Zamora, Kaleigh Lyon and Misaki Monden.

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TWO CCISD HIGH SCHOOLS EARN TOMMY TUNE NOMINATIONS Clear Springs High School and Clear Falls High School are honored to have their musicals nominated in the Tommy Tune competition this year sponsored by Theatre Under the Stars. The competition was entered by 44 schools in the Greater Houston area. Tommy Tunes recognizes excellence of students and teachers in the nine-county metropolitan area.

Clear Falls High School was nominated for Best Choreography for their production of The Wizard of Oz. Clear Springs High School’s production of Urinetown received 15 nominations. The nominations are as follows including Best Musical nomination for the third year in a row: • Best Featured Performer for Sterling Bates • Best Supporting Actress for Libby Hart • Best Supporting Actress for Hana Khan • Best Supporting Actor for Stephen Louis • Best Supporting Actor for Brandon Mayville • Best Actress for Emily Lewis • Best Actor for Nicholas Carlin • Best Ensemble/Chorus • Best Crew/Technical Execution • Best Lighting Design • Best Scenic Design • Best Costume Design • Best Musical Direction • Best Direction • Best Musical The winners will be announced at the Tommy Tune Awards Ceremony April 16, at the Hobby Center in Houston. Congratulations to theatre and choir directors at Clear Springs High School, Mark Stonebarger, David Barker, Colette Currie, Kym Reeves, and Rob Phillips, and to their talented students. Congratulations also to the Clear Falls musical team Dianna Moore, Kurt Oian, Beth Yorlano, Jill Fetty, Jonny Cochran, Mary Lou Johnson and Blake Frere.

Since its inception in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards have grown to be the largest celebration of high school musical theater in Houston. The annual awards ceremony recognizes excellence of students and teachers throughout the nine county metropolitan area. After reviewing and evaluating the 44 participating Houston-area high school productions during the 2013-2014 school year, a team of 33 Houston-based theatre professionals made 151 nominations in 15 categories. An additional committee considered 51 potential scholarship recipients.

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Clear Brook Celebrities On Saturday April 12th, the Clear Brook Celebrities once again hosted their annual Junior Dance Clinic. A wonderful group of Young Ladies from around the area were able to spend an intensive 5 hour session with the Clear Brook Celebrities as both their Teachers and Mentors. This outstanding group of future stars was taught a complete dance routine which they will be performing at the Clear Brook Celebrities spring show “Dancing Through the Pages.”The Spring Show will be taking place at Clear Brook High School May 1st through Saturday May 3rd. The Junior Dance Clinic Routine will be featured on the opening night of May 1st. If you would like additional information about the upcoming Spring Show or the Clear Brook Celebrities Drill Team, you can visit their website at www. clearbrookcelebrities.com.

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Over half of Clear Lake Choir students advancing to state

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We are proud to report that Clear Lake Choir set a new record for ourselves: Twenty of our twenty-four students received 1’s and thirteen, over half of our competing students, are advancing to the state level in May! Congratulations to the following students:

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Clear Lake Choir sent twenty-four wonderful students to the UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest today at Angleton High School. Depending on the experience levels of each student, the competing students prepared a specific of solo to sing before a judge for ratings. The avaiable ratings range from 1 - 4; 1 being Outstanding and, as the numbers increase, the rating decreases. Those students who prepared a solo of the highest difficulty level and received 1’s, will go on and compete the at the state level on March 25 & 26.

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Graduation Dates Set for Clear Creek ISD 2014 Classes The Clear Creek Independent School District has set the dates for high school graduation ceremonies. The following graduation ceremonies will be held at Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2305 East Main in League City, Texas 77573. Thursday, June 5, 2014 Clear Brook - 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014 Clear Lake - 7:30 p.m.

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The following graduation ceremonies will be held at the Carlisle Field House at Clear Creek High School, also located at 2305 East Main Street in League City, 77573. The field house is located behind the stadium.

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On Sunday, June 8, 2014, the Class of 2014 will be the second class to graduate from Clear Falls High School and the first class to finish four full years of attendance at the four year old high school. To celebrate this major accomplishment, the Clear Falls Project Graduation Committee will provide a drug and alcohol free party where the graduates can rejoice with fun, food and friends - the last hoorah before they launch themselves into the future!

The Project Graduation Committee is busy with various fundraisers to pay for the party and provide prizes; however, the event will not be successful without the help of our community!

Please consider supporting the 2014 senior class of Clear Falls High School by volunteering or making a monetary donation in any amount today! We are a 501(c)3 organization so your gift is tax deductible.

Donations can be mailed to: Project Graduation 2014, c/o Clear Falls High School, 4380 Village Way, League City, Texas 77573. Please make checks payable to CFHS Project Graduation 2014.

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Approximately 2,900 students from across Texas will be attending the 2014 Private Schools Interscholastic Association Academic State Meets to be held on April 26 and May 3 at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth. These students qualified to participate in the PSIA State Meets by placing first or second individually in one or more contests at the PSIA District Meet held at 24 area tournaments across Texas this spring.

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Future Project Graduation meetings will be held on May 6, at 7:00 p.m. (Main Event, 1125 Magnolia Ave., Webster, TX) and on May 22, and June 2, at 7:00 p.m. (Clear Falls library). We truly appreciate anything you can do to help! Please contact the Committee at clearfalls.projectgrad.com for more information.

St. Thomas Episcopal School Students Succeed at Scholastic Competition Twenty-six students from St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School, the school recently voted as the Best Private School in the Bay Area for the second year in a row, participated in the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA) Academic Meet for District 14A. This competition was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Richwood, Texas. A total of 10 schools, along with some home-schooled students, participated in this annual scholastic tournament. St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School was the smallest school participating, yet had many students who qualified to move on to the state competition!

The 26 St. Thomas students were entered in 28 events and came away with 5 first, 6 second, 5 third, 2 fourth, 4 fifth, and 2 sixth places. Seven students, who placed first or second in their events, will compete at the state tournament on May 4 in Fort Worth in the following events: Listening Skills, Mathematics, Number Sense, On-Site Drawing, Ready Writing, and Spelling. To Advertise Call 281-488-7422

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LSA’s Escamilla Signs with ACC Lutheran South Academy Senior, Andrew Escamilla, signs with Alvin Community College to play baseball. The LSA third baseman has helped lead the Pioneer baseball team to a 13-5 record and a 4-0 start in district play. Pictured are Head Alvin College Baseball Coach Zack Ellis, Andrew Escamilla and LSA Head Baseball Coach Aaron Schneider. Lutheran South Academy, a college preparatory school, is located at 12555 Ryewater Drive off of Dixie Farm Road.

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Volleyball Camp: Girls ages 8-13 are invited to register for a basic skills camp to be held here at WCA June 23-26. Camp hours are 9-11 a.m. Cost is $50 per student. Call the school office at 281-280-9829 for registration details.

Co-ed Basketball Camp: WCA will host a basic skills basketball camp for boys and girls ages 8-13 from 8 a.m. to noon July 14-17. The cost will be $120. Call the school office at 281-280-9829 for registration details.

The Galloway School to host Open House The Galloway School will host an Open House on May 14 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you are interested in providing your child with a curriculum which offers advanced academics, cutting-edge technology and a small class environment, please make your plans to visit our campus for a personal tour and to get more information on our all-new S.A.G.E. learning model. For more information email Cathy Deskins at cdeskins@thegallowayschool.org.

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Second Chance Pets show off ‘Cat, Purrfect and Dog, Emmy’

“Emmy” the dog is a super sweet, 4 year-old, female collie mix. She is in need of a new home because her first owner became too ill to care for her. She is a bit overweight and is currently on a strict diet to help her loose a few of pounds. Emmy would be a great addition for just about any family. She loves attention from everyone and plays well with kids. She gets along very well with other dogs and behaves herself around cats. Because Emmy is a bit overweight, she would benefit from an active household where she could get plenty of exercise.

All SCP dogs and cats are vaccinated, fixed and micro-chipped. Each dog is tested for heartworms and each cat is tested FIV and Leukemia. SCP adoptions are held on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clear Lake Petco on Bay Area Blvd. at Space Center Blvd. Email pets2adopt@ yahoo.com or visit www.secondchancepets. org for more information. At present, both dog and cat intake are currently closed due to lack of fosters. If you interested in fostering, please contact SCP. SCP is a 501(c)(3) animal welfare nonprofit. To Advertise Call 281-488-7422

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Second Chance Pets would like you to meet “Miss Purrfect, the petite cat.” She is about one year old, on the smaller side, has bright green eyes, and has a gorgeous diluted tortoiseshell coat that is soft as silk. Purrfect’s personality is just perfect! She would make a great companion for another cat or cats and gets along well with nice dogs. Purrfect would do well in almost any home, including those with kids. Consider adding this spunky, all-around cool cat to your family.

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The Bay Area Chorus concludes their 49th Concert Season on May 12, 2014 at 7:30pm at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 16335 El Camino Real, Houston TX 77062. They will present the poetry of Robert Frost set by Randall Thompson in Frostiana with a chamber orchestra accompaniment under the direction of Guest Conductor, Milton Pullen. The settings include voicing for women, men and mixed chorus that is not often heard with orchestration. Noting the 150th Anniversary of composer Stephen Foster’s death, the BAC will present two of his songs: Camptown Races and Oh! Susanna arranged by John Miller for mixed chorus and orchestra. In addition they will sing, accapella, Foster’s Beautiful Dreamer Asperger’s Syndrome arranged by Shaw/Parker. Milton Pullen, past director of the BAC, has agreed to conduct this concert with the Bay Area Chorus. Pullen recently retired from Pepperdine University in California Bay Area Tutoring & Family Counseling and remains a fan of music in the Clear Lake area. 16815 Royal Crest 110 TICKETS are available Suite Houston, TX 77058 on the website www.baya281-488-2831 reachorus.org.

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At the recent Bay Area Meals on Wheels annual meeting, 22 volunteers received recognition for years of service of 5 years or more. Bay Area Meals on Wheels president Rebecca Johnston presented awards to Ann Lambert, Gail Slater, and Alberta Rohlfing who were particularly honored for their 30 years of service.

Bay Area Meals on Wheels has served the Bay Area community for nearly 32 years. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, including holidays, to the homebound who lack the capability to obtain a hot meal on a regular basis. In addition to meals, volunteers often offer a friendly smile or help to those who may have little or no contact with others during the day.

If you would like to become a Volunteer, please contact Dorothy at 281-486-1491. You will find it very rewarding and it usually takes as little as a couple of hours of your time one day a week.

Lunar and planetary Institute’s SkyFest upcoming Lunar and Planetary Institute’s SkyFest will be May 10, 8:00-10:00pm and is a free event open to explorers of all ages! The event focuses on space science topics using parent-driven activities aimed towards middle school students and nightsky viewing through telescopes.

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8th Annual Summer Music Camp Adds Guitar, Voice, & Piano Class Summer Music Camp kicks off Monday, July 7 and concludes with a big concert Friday, July 11 at 7 p.m. All campers attending the morning session, “Music Mania,” sing in the camp choir and take two music classes. By Friday evening they will perform with the choir and their class, demonstrating their newly developed music skills. Classes include percussion/Orff instruments (things you hit or shake), chimes (like handbells, but for kids), beginning piano, guitar, and violin, and voice. Outstanding professional music educators lead the classes with help from talented high school and college music students. “Music Mania” runs from 8:30 to 12:30 July 7-11, with early drop off available at 7:45 a.m.

The afternoon “Broadway Bound” session runs from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with late pick up available until 5:30. Campers sing, dance, and act in a mini musical. Outstanding high school and college music students serve as counselors for the groups of actors and help with the production.

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Children and youth entering grades 3-8 are invited to participate in one or both sessions of Music Camp. A sack lunch time from 12:30-1:00 is provided for “all day” campers. Both sessions of Music Camp have a snack time and all campers receive a special Music Camp shirt that is worn for the Friday evening concert. Go to bayareayouthsingers.org for information about music camp and a registration form. An early registration discount ends June 1; credit card payments online guarantee a spot in Music Camp. Phone information available at 832-425-2329. Two non-profit community music organizations, Bay Area Youth Singers and Bay Area Chorus, sponsor the Summer Music Camp with the goal of providing high quality music education experiences to children and youth in the Clear Lake and Galveston Bay area.

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‘Bayou Hot Shots’ cajun band featured at Knights of Columbus The Houston Heritage Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association will hold a dance at Knights of Columbus Lodge #2917, 607 E. Whitney, Houston, TX 77022, on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

Steve Bing and the Bayou Hot Shots will be playing from 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Admission is $8.00. Call 281-256-3097 for information.

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For more information regarding membership, meeting locations, etc., please visit our website www. Nasazeta.com or e-mail us at nasazta@yahoo.com or contact Debbie Buscher at (281)480-5239 or Karen Malkey at 713-253-4154.

Volunteer host families needed PAX-Program of Academic Exchange, a non profit educational foundation, is seeking volunteer families to host High School Foreign Exchange students in the fall of 2014. Our students come from many different countries like Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Russia, Japan and S. Korea. They also have many interests such as sports, the arts and academics. Our students have spending money for school fees and lunches, clothing, and entertainment, and provide their own health insurance. Host families can be families with any age children, empty nesters, or single parents.

A host family provides meals, a place to sleep and study, and a warm family environment. For more information on this wonderful opportunity please contact Kristy McAuliffe, community coordinator, 281-748-7902.

Zeta Tau Alpha - ‘Honoring Heroes’ The NASA Brazoria County Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha cordially invites our area alumnae to join us at our May meeting on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:00pm at the home of Lee Ann Henry located at 1210 Beechwood Dr Friendswood, Tx. Please bring gift cards for places To Advertise Call 281-488-7422

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Visit over 80 greater Clear Lake area businesses at the 27th Annual Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business & Wellness EXPO on Thursday, May 8 hosted by the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Discover the goods and services that are offered right here in your backyard. The event is Free to the public and promises to be a very exciting day filled with opportunities and networking. EXPO Chairman Angela Bivens, owner of The Pet Palace extended thank you’s to the event sponsors. New this year is Exclusive Wellness Sponsor, Houston Methodist St. John’s Hospital; Post Card Sponsors, Berkeley Eye Associates Bay Area and Next Level Urgent Care; Bag Sponsor, The Pet Palace and Lunch Sponsor, Joe’s Bar-B-Que. “Attendees can win some great prizes,” stated Bivens. “Door prizes valued at $50 or more are given away at each booth. Door prize tickets can be purchased at the entrance and there is no limit! Door prize winners will be drawn starting at 5:30 pm. The most exciting drawing happens at 6:00 p.m. when one lucky attendee will win the $500 cash prize sponsored by Ron Carter Clear Lake Cadillac Hyundai. You don’t want to miss that!” For more information call 281-488-7676 or go to www.clearlakearea.com.

Galveston Bay Orchid Society meeting The Galveston Bay Orchid Society, formerly the Galveston Orchid Society, cordially invites you to its monthly meeting, 7:30 pm, Monday, May19.

The meeting will be held in the Keller Williams Realty Office, 18050 Saturn Lane, Suite 100, Nassau Bay, 77058. This location is just South of NASA Parkway in the UTC Aerospace Building. Helene Stein, former owner of the Flower Mart in Dickinson, will be demonstrating Orchid Arrangements and Corsage making. Orchids will be displayed and raffled. Light refreshments will be served. This is an opportunity for those in the Clear Lake area to learn about orchids. Visit our website http://galvestonbayorchidsociety.org. Like us on Facebook!

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‘Faithful Friends’ Animal Assisted Therapy group to meet

If you and your pet are interested in animal-assisted therapy, please consider joining the Faithful Friends Animal Assisted Therapy group. We’re a group of volunteers that are sponsored as an outreach ministry of the University Baptist Church in Clear Lake (you don’t have to be a member of UBC to join). If you do not currently have a pet, but still wish to participate, we have several members with multiple certified pets that may be available for you to handle. We have groups of volunteer/pet teams that provide animal-assisted therapy in nursing homes, schools, reading programs, hospitals, and psychiatric units in the Clear Lake/League City area. We welcome various species of animals (dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, etc.). If you’re interested, please attend one of our upcoming new member workshops (for humans only!). Our 2014 workshops will be held on June 21, August 16, and October 18. For more information, please contact us at FaithfulFriendsAAT@gmail.com.

Military ‘Peer to Peer’ Meetings

Are you challenged with balancing Military and Civilian life? Are you dealing with post war difficulties, deployment, separation and reunion issues? Would you like to help fellow vets and service members who are? Then attend a TransitionPlus “Peer to Peer” meeting every Thursday from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Family Life Center at Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, 3459 Deke Slayton Hwy, in League City. The meetings are open to all Veterans, Active Duty, and immediate family members. Meetings are free and confidential. For more information visit www.transitionplus.org or call 281-317-7335.

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The Clear Lake Chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS TX 228) is a support group “for weight loss that meets in room 210 at House of Prayer Lutheran Church,” “14045 Space Center Blvd. Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. TOPS is a non-profit group, so” fees are low. We are a small group of women and men helping each other in our efforts to lose weight or maintain weight loss. Please come join us! Call 281-488-2923 for more information.

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Monthly Ballroom Dances are hosted by the Bay Area Community Center (BACC), 5002 East NASA Parkway (in Clear Lake Park), from 7 - 10 pm, on the third Tuesday of each month. This month it will be on May 20 and will feature music by DJ Peter Hoth. Tables will be reserved for “Singles,” Door Prizes will be awarded and complimentary refreshments will be provided. Semi-formal attire is preferred for the dance, but dressy casual is acceptable. Admission is just $8.00 per person. A complete schedule of all Houston-Area public dances and practice sessions is available at www.twoleftfeet-houston.org under Area Dances. Call Tanya Williams/BACC at 281-326-2955, for additional information.

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Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury support group Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury support group meet the first Tuesday of every month at Gateway Community Church (760 Clear Lake City Blvd). For more info, please contact Curt at 713-805-7550 or via e-mail at curtmatthias@att.net. Please call to confirm meeting time.

WEST COAST SWING DANCE LESSONS Join us on Tuesday nights at Walter Hall Park Pavillion in League City, starting at 7:30pm. Instructions are given by dance instructors with many years experience teaching dance in the Bay Area. You can take unlimited dance lessons with your

Classes are held in four week sessions beginning the first Tuesday of each month. You don’t have to have a partner. Our club sponsors many dance related events, picnics, parties and other functions each year for it’s members. You can read more about our club at www.bawdc.org and there’s an application you can download to join us for an exciting new dancing experience. Come have some fun and meet new people. Visitors are always welcome. You can call Cara at 832-865-8014 for more information.

Hospice Care Team, Inc. is proud to celebrate our HCT Volunteers for 2013. We will be recognizing Rusty Benigar as our Outstanding Volunteer, Kay Collins as our Administrative Volunteer and also receiving The Presidentís Volunteer Service Bronze Award. Clark Hall will receive The President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award as well.

Shu Shu Clowers is recognized as our Patient Care Volunteer and Barbara Watson will receive her 25 year pin. Thank you Barbara for your loving support and always rising above the challenge and making a big difference in the lives of so many. Other Volunteers will receive their year pins and our very own Judy Wilson/DVS will receive her 20 year pin. Inspired to make a difference and willing to use their time and talents to comfort and care HCT Volunteers go above and beyond their call.

Houston Rose Society Meeting to discuss pest management “Integrated Pest Management” will be the topic of the Houston Rose Society Meeting on May 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Our new meeting location is the Parish Hall of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Blvd, Houston, Texas 77008. Entrance to parking lot is on W 19th Street near Yale St. Our speaker is Angela Chandler from Urban Harvest. This month’s Door Prize is a Weeks Rose Bush. Free admission. www.houstonrose.org or Like us on Facebook.

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Council Member Dave Martins’ Office and the City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department hosted a special mobile BOPA (Batteries, Oil, Latex Paint, Antifreeze) collection event at the Ellington Airport Neighborhood recycling site, Saturday, April 8, 2014. Scrap metal, large appliances and electronic waste was also collected. The event was a huge success with approx. 460 cars serviced in 4 hours. Teens from the Clear Brook National Honor Society and Assisteens from the Bay Area provided support with sorting and stacking materials, traffic control and photography.

Residents dropped off materials that will be put to good use and reused, recycled or repurposed. Materials, such as motor and vegetable oil, can be recycled indefinitely and should never go to the landfill. The latex paint collected is processed and if in good condition, given away freely to the public every Friday, 9a- 12noon at the Cityís Environmental Service Center located at 11500 S. Post Oak. The material collected totaled 15.4 tons of material or 30,818 pounds. 7600 pounds of latex paint

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The Bay Area Community Center (BACC), 5002 East NASA Parkway (in Clear Lake Park), provides free Ballroom Dance lessons in beginner level Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, Rumba, Ch-Cha, Samba and Tango dances. Classes are held on Thursdays from 1 - 2 pm and are taught by trained and experienced Instructors. Free Dance Practice Sessions are also offered each Monday from 11 am to 12:30 pm, and each Thursday from 2 to 3:30 pm. Couples are preferred, but Single dancers are also welcome. Dance Lesson and Practice Sessions are free to Senior Citizens 55 and older and a nominal cost to all others. Interested Dancers are also encouraged to visit www. twoleftfeet-houston.org, Area Dances, for information on all public dance events in the Houston/Clear Lake area. Contact Tanya Williams/BACC at 281-326-2955 for details and registration.

Clear Lake Moms Club Are you looking for something fun to do and new places to go with your children? Come check out the Clear Lake Moms Club. We have fun activities for you and your little ones.Our group is a great way to meet and get to know other mothers and their children in the Clear Lake area. We are an active Moms group with weekly playgroups and a monthly calendar of events. In addition, we have a monthly Moms Night Out. Whether you are a stay at home mom, work from home, or work full or part time, we have events that work for you. For more info please check out our website at www.clearlakemomsclub.com or send us an email at clearlakemomsclub@gmail.com.

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“Make a Difference Day is regarded as the country’s largest national day of community service - a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors, with millions of Americans uniting in a common mission to improve the lives of others,” said Assistance League President-Elect Brunella Altemus. “We are, of course, especially pleased to be recognized during our chapter’s celebration of 25 years of service to the Bay Area.”

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The Learn to Swim program cost is $100 for eight 30-minute lessons. Lessons are four days a week (Monday-Thursday) for two straight weeks. Sessions are scheduled between 8:30 am and noon. Beginning swim lessons have a 3:1 student to instructor ratio; all others have a 4:1 ratio.

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Annually, Assistance League returns over $38 million to local communities, assisting 1.4 million people. This is made possible by the 25,000+ member volunteers in 120 chapters who contribute more than 2.86 million service hours. Operation School Bell, its signature national program, served 317,000 children last year and since 1958, more than 3.5 million.

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Clear Lake Sailing Club to sponsor class

The Clear Lake Sailing Club will be sponsoring an “Introduction to Sailing” class on May 10th and 11th. Classes are targeted to beginners interested in the sport of small sailboat (under 20 feet in length) sailing. Class size is limited to the first 20 registrations. This class is for adults and young adults over 14 years old. Part 1 of this class occurs on a Saturday afternoon and is a 3 hour session in a classroom environment. If the student then wishes to exercise what they have learned in class, they are invited to participate in an on-the-water exercise, scheduled on the day after the class. During the demonstration, students will rig a small sailboat and exercise basic sailing maneuvers. This is where you can really prove to yourself that you understand the basics of sailing! Cost for the class is a $75 donation to our 501c-3 non-profit charitable organization. Participants must be comfortable in the water and know how to swim. Contact Don Pearson at djpearson@comcast.net.

MOTHER’S and FATHER’s DAY MEMORIES EVENTS FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN

Physical symptoms and behavioral changes are normal for grieving youngsters, and may appear, disappear and reappear over a long period of time, but the impact of a death can last a lifetime, if left unaddressed. Children may not be as obvious in how they show their grief, but like adults, they feel their loss more acutely on special days. To acknowledge these special feelings, Hospice Care Team plans its seventh annual Mother’s Day and Father’s Day event for children grieving the loss of a mother, father, grandmother grandfather, or another special relative or friend. The Mother’s Day events will be held at our Texas City office on May 3rd, on the weekends preceding Mother’s Day 2014. The Father’s Day events will be held at HCT’s Lake Jackson office on June 1st, and our Texas City office on June 8th, on the weekends preceding Father’s Day. During all events, special age-appropriate activities will be provided from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on each day, to help grieving children and teens acknowledge and honor these special people in a different way this year. Led by licensed counselors, the children will move from age-appropriate activities designed to promote remembering and sharing of memories to a fun-filled pizza lunch. Each child will take home special memory items they have created, to place on their loved one’s grave or to keep. A special balloon release is planned for the finale, to help the grieving youngsters have closure from their loss.

The Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Memories events are free of charge, but space is limited. For additional information or to register your child or teen for either event, please contact Rebecca Deaton, LCSW, at 409-938-0070, or 800-545-8738.. C L E A R

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Interfaith Caring Ministries (ICM) is excited to announce the 2nd Annual “Spread the Love” Peanut Butter Drive. With the school yearís end quickly approaching, a tough challenge is presented for low-income parents of children enrolled in the free and reduced meal program. The peanut butter donated during the drive will ensure local children in need have ample access to a healthy, filling protein option this summer. Last year’s inaugural drive was a great success with immense participation from individuals, organizations, local businesses, schools and Houses of Worship, donating more than 1,600 jars. To recognize the group that donates the highest number of jars, the ICM Peanut Butter Champ will be named. The deadline to donate is 12 noon, Friday, May 30, at the ICM pantry, located at 151 Park Ave. in League City.

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ICM wrapped up its inaugural “Sorry, Charlie Tuna Drive” Monday, March 31. This drive was also a great success, collecting more than 1,200 cans of tuna from generous individuals and groups in the community.

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ICM prevents homelessness and hunger for residents of Clear Creek and Friendswood Independent School District facing financial crisis due to a situation such as layoff or extended illness. This is accomplished by preserving the stability and shelter of families’ current homes through financial assistance and offering food assistance through Galveston County’s second largest food pantry. Annually, an average of 8,000 people is served of which 43% are under 18-years-old. Of families, one-half are single parent homes. For details about the drive, please contact Haley Lusson at hlusson@icmtx.org.

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The show will be held at Victory Camp, 1407 Victory Lane, Alvin, TX on May 16, Fri. 9:00 to 5:00pm, adn May 17, Sat. 9:00 to 4:00pm. Open to the public. Entry fee is $7.00. For more information www.lakeviewquiltguild.org.

BATAVA offers private music lessons in piano & voice along with musical theatre workshop productions during the school year, college prep, and our advanced musical preparatory track (AMPT) for students wishing to pursue the fine arts on a higher lever.

Enrollment in private music lessons is continuous and all students are evaluated for teacher placement purposes. The Bay Area Theatre & Voice Academy is League City’s premiere performing arts academy. Be sure to visit us online at www.batava. org to register for our camps or lessons or to purchase tickets to our upcoming production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” opening May 1st.

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The tournament will include: Several on course games, including a NEW 2014 GMC SIERRA TRUCK for a hole-in-one on the third hole donated by Gay Family Auto in Dickinson, as well as an awards dinner with a silent auction. Regular registration is $125 per individual and $500 per foursome. Golfer registration, hole sponsorship, and sponsor/donation opportunity forms can be found at www.lunarrendezvous.org. For ticket information, please contact the tournament’s chairman, Traci Dvorak at tracidvorak@yahoo.com.

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FastK9’s Greyhound Adoption We’d like to introduce Retired Racing Greyhound, KB’s Camden. Camden is a super nice Red Fawn boy. His first (very successful) career was a racer and he was so good at it his second career was more relaxed - but he has earned his place on your sofa and is good and ready for it. Camden is gentle with children and some smaller dogs, but is not cat-safe.

Retired Racing Greyhounds make great pets. They are quiet, loving companions that live to be 12-14 years old. At retirement they can be anywhere from 2-5 years old leaving many years to be a family member. Breed characteristics include a sweet, gentle disposition, little to no barking, low maintenance due to their short coat and relatively low shedding. They sleep most of the time and are not hyper at all. If you are considering sharing your life with a former working dog that takes it’s retirement seriously and for more information on finding your love-match, please visit our website at www.fastk9s.org or email adopt@fastk9s.org or call 281-450-6268.

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Mon., May 19: Harris County Master Gardeners at Precinct2’s Open Garden Day, 8:30-11am, Genoa Friendship Garden,1202 Genoa Red Bluff Rd. 9:30am: Educational Program.Master Gardeners Q&A. Free. Details: https://hcmga. tamu.edu/Public/pubP2.aspx.

Come Join the Fun at Space City Futbol Club Space City Futbol Club, a non-profit organization serving Clear Lake, League City, Friendswood, and surrounding communities, is now registering players ages 3 and up for Fall Soccer. We offer professional and experienced staff, summer camps and both recreational and competitive programs. All registration is conducted online. Children must have been born on or before July 31, 2011 to be eligible to play. Regular registration ends June 30. Please visit www.spacecityfc.org or call 281-724-9915 for more information.

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If anyone is interested in joining our group, annual dues are $6.00 per year/per person. However, you must be a member of national AARP to join any local chapter. Every month we have different speakers to discuss various topics of interest to Seniors. We also organize day trips by bus to local area points of interest at minimal cost. For more information, contact Quin Shepperd at 281486-7770 or Qeshepperd@yahoo.com.

Alzheimer’s caregivers support group to meet The Alzheimer’s caregivers support group will meet on Wednesday, May 28th at the St. Johns Methodist West building from 9:30 to 11:00 am. For more information call Corinne at 281-326-2074.

CLEAR LAKE INVESTMENT CLUB Clear Lake Investment Club was founded in 1995. Clear Lake Investment Club is a group of members interested in sharing knowledge for others and each other to become successful investors in the stock market.

Clear Lake Investment Club is a member of BetterInvesting.org. Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of each month -7:00pm - Freeman Public Library (subject to change). If interested in joining us for a complimentary meeting please email Renee at FlywithRenee@aol.com or call 281-480-2275. For information about investment clubs go to www.betterinvesting.org.

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Come join us at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center ( JSC) Stamp Club. We provide opportunities to interact with fellow stamp collectors, buy and sell at club auctions, learn from talks and slide shows and have access to American Philatelic Society sales circuit books and an extensive philatelic library.

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AARP WEBSTER AREA CHAPTER 199 MAY MEETING AARP Webster Area Chapter 199 welcomes you to join us at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 16, at Bay Area Community Center, 5002 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX 77586 (inside the Park). Our two speakers this month will be Mr. Mallie Daniel and Mr. Richard Johnston.

Mr. Mallie Daniel, Director of Houston Operations for the Foundation for Financial Education and President/CEO of Wealth Creation Advisors, Inc. will provide a program about optimizing Social Security benefits as well as safe investing strategies for retirees. He will provide an overview on these topics as well as other financial topics that affect seniors. If you are interested in learning more detailed or additional financial information beyond what Mr. Daniel presents at this program including making the most of your Social Security benefits, the drawbacks of starting benefits too soon or paying more taxes than is necessary on your benefits, Mr. Daniel will provide an invitation to learn more at free presentations he offers throughout the year at various locations. Clear Lake Area Community Newsletter • May 2014

Mr. Richard Johnston from the West Houston Internal Medicine Associates will provide information on a doctor referral service where an individual can give specific details of the type of doctor they want to see. This referral service is more than just referring a doctor who is nearby; with this referral service you can name the specific criteria you seek in your choice of a doctor. Mr. Johnston will also give detailed information on health fairs/seminars and programs that target the specific needs of seniors and tell us how his associates will assist with the set-up of one of these if desired.

Meetings are held at 7 pm on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. (If Monday is a federal holiday the meeting moves to Tuesday.) We meet on the second floor of the Gilruth Recreation Center Building at JSC, which can be accessed from Space Center Blvd about æ of a mile north of NASA Road 1 and 2 miles south of Bay Area Blvd. Upcoming meeting topics are a Buy/Sell/Trade night on May 12 and an auction on Tuesday May 27. Visitors and prospective members (annual dues are $10) are welcome. Contact Bob Osman at 281-488-3356.

BAY AREA A & M CLUB Bay Area A & M Club has a luncheon meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Cullen’s on Space Center Blvd. On May 1 the speaker will be Jennifer Bohac of the Traveling Aggies. For more information, contact 281850-5792 or www.BayAreaAggies.org.

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‘Finally Home Pet Rescue’ presents Tucker & Buddy for adoption

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Finally Home Pet Rescue which serves the Bay Area presents Tucker, a two-year-old male Cairn Terrier/Schnauzer mix, and Buddy, a one-yearold Black Mouth Cur mix. These vagabonds were mercifully picked up by police in El Lago and are now safe in foster care. Tucker is a high energy, bouncy dog that will need lots of exercise and should excel at agility, a running buddy or sled leader! One of his front paws looks as if it were broken at some time, but it has healed well enough on its own and it does not impede his speed! Dynamite comes in small packages!

Buddy is calm, loving, smart, curious...and he loves to have his tummy rubbed! He learned to heel on the second day in his foster home. He weighs 50 lbs., and is very lean. You can find more information on both pets at www.petfinder. com along with a video. Just search in the 77059 area code for male Cairn Terriers or male Black Mouth Curs. Both dogs are neutered, up to date on shots, heartworm negative, and given flea and heartworm preventative. Adoption fee for each is $125. Call 832-498-8187 or email jennifermaxwell1@me.com to schedule a meet and greet.

Clear Lake Aggie Moms’ Club All Aggie Moms and grandmothers are invited to our next Clear Lake Aggie Moms’ Club (CLAM) meeting on Monday, May 19, beginning with a social and dinner starting at 6:40pm and the meeting scheduled until 9pm at Tony’s Barbecue & Steakhouse, located at 17052 Saturn Lane, Houston, 77058. We will be honoring our May graduates and we will be presenting the CLAM scholarships and CLAM book awards as well as inducting the new executive board of officers. Please come for dinner at Tony’s Barbecue as 20% of the proceeds go towards funding our club’s scholarships. Information about Clear Lake Aggie Moms’ Club and scholarship applications can be found at http://clearlakemoms.aggienetwork.com/ or contact clampresident@ gmail.com. New members always welcome!

NOTE-ABLES TO PERFORM FOR HOUSTON SYMPHONY The Note-Ables will perform for HSLBA on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, for the 2014-2015 Installation of Officers and Luncheon at Lakewood Yacht Club, 2424 Nasa Parkway, Seabrook, Texas. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m., and luncheon tickets may be purchased by calling Pat Biddle at 281-488-2346. Reservations for the luncheon are required and the deadline is May 9.

The Note-Ables is a choral group and community service project of the Houston Symphony League Bay area. The group is known for its performance of American music from Broadway to the Beatles. Their May program will include compositions by Gershwin, The Beatles, Rodgers and Hart and Randy Newman as well as all-time favorites, Sweet Georgia Brown and Blue Moon.

Guests are welcome at HSLBAís monthly meetings and membership is open to those who want to support or promote music at the Houston Symphony. Contact Membership Chair Pat Biddle at 281-488-2346, or visit the Web site at: www.hslba.org.

During their April meeting, the Association of Business and Professional Women (ABPW) introduced three new members to their group. The new members are: Joan McKinney (Executive Manager of Norman Frede Chevrolet), Nancy Picou (Owner and Manager of Nancy’s Bra Boutique) and Kimberly Campbell (Owner and President of QUEST Business Strategies). ABPW was founded in the Bay Area in 1981. The organization is dedicated to helping women business owners and operators grow. Members have the opportunity to network with other business women; discuss issues in the work place, and share marketing and business development ideas. The organization continues to thrive with over sixty members who have significant economic, educational, and civic impact on the community.

For more information about ABPW, please contact Paula Durrett at 713-8989992 or visit www.abpwhouston.org.

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A Mother’s Day Gift from The Bay Area Youth Singers The Bay Area’s premier children and youth choir, the Bay Area Youth Singers, present “Sing to Me,” a Mother’s Day Concert Sunday, May 11 at 3 p.m. in the beautiful sanctuary of Clear Lake Presbyterian Church (1511 El Dorado Blvd). Boys and girls age 8 to 14 perform classical, folk, patriotic, and popular songs under the direction of artistic director, Ms. Brenda Varvoutis and Apprentice Choir director, Mike Tuneburg. Accompanied by piano, flute, and a string quartet, the 44 voices of the Bay Area Youth Singers will provide an hour of beautiful and inspiring singing. “More than cute, these children know how to blend their voices into a harmonious, angelic sound” is the description given the choir by a recent audience member. Tickets are $5 for adults with children and students admitted free of charge. Info is available at the website, bayareayouthsingers.org or by calling 832-425-2329.

SCFC SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS Space City Futbol Club will have their recreational soccer camps this summer on June 23-26, and August 4-7. They will be held at the League City Sportsplex, from 6-8 in the evenings. Camp is for ages 4-14. Cost is $100, with adjusted cost and hours for U5s. For more details see the flier on our website. www.spacecityfc. org. See you at camp for FUN and SOCCER!

Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Society to host swap night

Consumer Advocate to Speak at BAND Meeting Tom Smith, who heads up the Austin office of Public Citizen, will be the guest speaker at the May meeting of Bay Area New Democrats (BAND). Public Citizen is a national consumer advocacy organization that represents consumers in the halls of Congress.

The BAND meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14 at the Harris County Courthouse Bay Area Annex, across the parking lot from the Freeman Library. Clear Lake Area Community Newsletter • May 2014

The Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Society will host a SWAP night at their monthly meeting on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the Clear Lake Park Building located at 5001 Nasa Parkway in Seabrook. Members and visitors are invited to bring any items from their rock, gem, mineral and fossil collections to swap or sell with other members and visitors. If you would like to reserve a table for your items, please contact Annabel Brownfield, annabel.brownfield@gmail.com.

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IAAP-Clear Lake/NASA meeting On Monday, May 19, the IAAP-Clear Lake/NASA chapter will host “Successful Business Conversation” by Jeff Klein, Founder, Speaker Co-op. The Clear Lake/ NASA chapter meets at the Texas Land and Cattle, 11900 Dickinson Rd, Houston 77089, I-45S & Beltway 8, Exit Fuqua. The meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. with networking and dinner, and the special guest speaker. Join other administrative professionals in the area for professional development, knowledge, and networking opportunities. To learn more about this chapter and to make reservations for this meeting by May 15 please visit www.iaap-clnac. org or call 713-920-4422.

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The 49th Annual Lunar Rendezvous Festival kicked off “Odysseys in Orbit” on Sunday, April 14. This year’s event was held at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Bayou Building, Atrium I. Kick-Off Chairman, Tricia Totten and Co-Chairman, Susan Huston, coordinated this annual event. The following list of public events were announced and showcased: Tennis Tournament at South Shore Harbour Fitness Center, April 25-27; Spa Night weclean3@comcast.net www.wecleanyourway.com at Bay Oaks Country Club, May 8; Golf Tournament at Bay Oaks Country Club, May 12; Family Fun Night at Ryu Iaido, or Eishin Ryu for short. Practices are held at the SunDance Yoga Putt-Putt Funhouse, June 12; Dining Event at Di Amici, June 19; Sponsor ApStudio in Friendswood. preciation Night at Lewis Jewelers, June 25; Honeywell Fun Run at Space Center Houston, July 19; Sunset Service at University Baptist Church, July 20; Fashion For more information about Clear Lake Iaido, or Eishin Ryu, please visit:www. Show at the San Luis Convention Center Ballroom, July 22; and the Coronation clear-lake-iaido.com. For the location of the library:www.hcpl.net/location/ Ball at the San Luis Convention Center Ballroom, July 26. evelyn-meador-branch-library The program began with a welcome from Michael Landolt, Board of Directors For more information about Asian-Pacific Heritage Month:www.asianpacificherChairman and Lea S. Bodie, LRF General Chairman, and a few words from Mike itage.gov/about.html. Reeves, Advisory Board Chairman. Sydney Schroder, 2014 Lunar Rendezvous Queen, Ashton Reason, 2014 Lunar Rendezvous Queen Alternate, and Grant Art Walk and Wine McGough 2014 Lunar Rendezvous Captain, were in attendance welcoming the Celebration in Nassau Bay crowd. The highlight of the program was the official Presentation of the Little Ladies-in-Waiting and Pages, which followed by the Official Presentation of the Saturday, April 17, 4-8 pm we will be featuring Award Winning Artists from two 2014 Lunar Rendezvous Princesses and Lieutenants. recent juried Art Shows...the National Society of Art Spring Show (300 entries) and the Texas City Art Show (360 entries). Come out and see the Award WinDr. Greg Smith, 2013 Lunar Rendezvous King, introduced Jerry Foyt, General ning Art and enjoy the lovely weather at the Space City Art Walk. Other fine art Manager of Lexus of Clear Lake as the 2014 Lunar Rendezvous King. including watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, drawing, jewelry, wood sculptures, For more information about this yearís festival, please contact the 2014 Festival recycled materials, from a total of 25 creative artisans. You may also adopt a pet Chairman, Lea Bodie at lunarrendezvousfestival@gmail.com. You may also from the pets that will be available for adoption. contact the Bay Area Museum, at 281-326-5950 or visiting the festival’s website The walk will extend from Upper Bay Gallery at 18069 Upper Bay Road through was www.lunarrendezvous.org. Kelly’s Studio and Gallery at 2045 Space Park Dr. Complimentary wine will be served at the locations that are featured in the walk. For questions or for individual Bay Area Vision Chapter showings, call Kelly Halbach at 281-543-0083. Bay Area Vision Chapter will meet Wednesday, May 14 at 11:30 pm at Perry’s Steakhouse, 487 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, Texas, US Hometown Heroes Park

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“OVERCOMING ROADBLOCKS ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS,” is the topic of our speaker, Mark Struczewski, this month. Mark helps people break through their internal barriers and move toward the life they really want. Please join us for good food, good company and a great program! $22.00 Invite your friends! RSVP to: Desiree Farmilette/Vice President

Everyone is welcome to Free Ballroom Dancing every Tuesday afternoon in the new facility in Hometown Heroes Park, 2105 South Dickinson, League City, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. This facility located south of Highway 96 has a spacious, 3,630 square foot floating hardwood floor. All dancers dance at their own level for fun and exercise. Meanwhile Eileen Bauerlein is teaching beginners and/or advanced lessons as individuals want to learn new steps. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, there will be no afternoon dance session. If questions, call Lydia Rodriguez, Director, 281-554-1180.

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Japanese Swordsmanship Demo in Seabrook The Clear Lake Iaido dojo in Friendswood will be one of several dojo demonstrating classical Japanese swordsmanship at the Evelyn Meador Public Library in Seabrook on Saturday, May 17 at 1 pm. This is in support of the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month that occurs annually in May. The demonstration is free to the public.

The particular style that Clear Lake Iaido practices is called Muso Jikiden Eishin To Advertise Call 281-488-7422

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Bay Area Genealogical Society Bay Area Genealogical Society general meeting is Friday, May 30. Gale French will discuss “Using Google Earth in Genealogy.” Meetings are held at the University Baptist Church, 16106 Middlebrook Drive, Houston (Clear Lake City), 2nd floor in the Great Room. Coffee and socializing is at 6:30 p.m. Meeting begins promptly at 7. For more information, please go to www.TxBayAreaGen.org or call Kim Zrubek at 281-992-2636. The public is invited.

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“You are the World to Us” was the theme of the night when Interfaith Caring Ministries (ICM) expressed gratitude to its volunteers during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Tuesday, April 8 at Tad Akers Event Center in League City. More than 100 volunteers and guests were treated to dinner catered by Ludwig’s and music by the Sunshine Boys.

The ICM’s staff, comprised of only 11 full time and seven part time employees, alone could not fulfill ICM’s mission of “strengthening our community” without the generous help from each volunteer. During 2013, 242 volunteers completed 29,486 hours of services to ICM.

One way volunteers regularly help ICM each week is in the Food Pantry where they sort food donations by date, stock the shelves, and assist filling food pantry orders

Another way volunteers regularly help is by interviewing clients each morning to assess their needs and give their unbiased opinion of the clients’ needs to Director of Client Services Alicia Gonzales. In addition to assisting in the Food Pantry and helping with client services, volunteers also sort donations and assist in the Resale Shop daily, and deliver food to homebound seniors once a month, ICM’s annual Christmas Store in December, help with special events and complete special projects benefitting the organization. Pictured is volunteer Debbie Cave. ICM is always looking for volunteers. For volunteer opportunities available contact Volunteer Coordinator Annette Snow Falks at asnowfalks@icmtx.org or 281-332-3881 ext. 1105. Clear Lake Area Community Newsletter • May 2014

The pool house will be getting new paint and several updates. The plan is to be done before the pool opens so come see the new look! POOL TAGS can be picked up at the CMSI office on Bay Area Blvd. These are also your access to pool parties. Please pick these up beforehand. Call CMSI (281) 480-2563. POOL OPENS ON WEEKENDS MAY 3RD! SPRING BONANZA GARAGE SALE- Our Spring Bonanza Garage Sale is May 10th at 8am. (Rain date is May 17th) The sale begins at 8am. FIRE ANT FUNERAL-Our traditional Spring Fire Ant Funeral is May 10th (Rain Date is the 26th). We encourage you to test this on your yard and see how it works. Go to https://insects.tamu.edu/extension/publications/b6043.pdf ADULT POOL PARTY-May 17th, 7:30-10pm is our adult pool party. We will have music, food, and drink for the adult crowd. FREE SWIM CLINIC-June 14th to sign up please call Poseidon Pools at 281338-POOL (7665). FAMILY POOL PARTY WITH DJ-This is our most popular party of the year! June 14th from 6:30-8:30pm. . MIDDLEBROOK MEETING DATES-Middlebrook Association meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at the CMSI offices on Bay Area Blvd. at 7pm. Upcoming dates are May 13th, June 10th, & July 8th. Homeowners are always welcome, but should call CMSI (281) 480-2563 to verify the date and time.

Bay Area Republican Women Bay Area Republican Women’s next meeting is May 28....Come and be a part of the action! Meeting Place: Bay Oaks Country Club,14545 Bay Oaks Blvd, Houston. Social:11.00 am, Meeting: 11.30am,Speaker: 12.00 noon. $15.00 fixed price lunch available. New Members are welcome. RSVP required for lunch. Please email:barw.rsvp@gmail.com or call Debbie Roan at (281) 218-7350. Our Guest Speaker: Newly Elected, Paul Simpson, Harris County Republican Chairman. For more info go to www.barw.org.

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Bay Area NAMI meetings for May Mental Health Programs and Support Group for Families and Friends of

Persons with Brain Diseases and for Mental Health Consumers

Bay Area Chapter of NAMI Greater Houston National Alliance on Mental Illness 7 PM, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each Month

We have moved to Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, 17503 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77058

MAY 6: Support Group at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church

MAY 20, 2014: Program and Support Group. Providence House, a Clubhouse and Farm on the Southeast Side. Grant Kennedy of Magnificat Houses will tell us about this new clubhouse and therapeutic agriculture setting, with housing, farming and volunteer opportunities.

STRAN DONALD C - DPM Questions? Contact Patsy Crum at 281-471-3123 or patsy_crum@yahoo.PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS DPM- PODIA com. For more information about NAMI Greater Houston and its services, link to http://www.namimetropolitanhouston.org.

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couples weekend workshop offered in kemah “Getting the Love You Want” is an upcoming workshop for couples scheduled for May 31 and June 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Kemah area.

Peggy Halyard-Wilson, BBA, MS, LPC and Doug Wilson, BBA, JD are teaching communication techniques in a nurturing and encouraging environment which is based on the New York Times best selling book by Harville Hendri, PhD, “Getting the Love You Want.” This weekend can transform your relationship, as you learn how to solve frustrations through effective communication. You are not ever required to share with the group; privacy is always respected.

For more information, visit www.couples-help.com or call Peggy at 832-594-8837.

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Elected Officials, Community Leaders Support Exploration Green Groundbreaking

Foot or Ankle Pain? Questions? Dr. Kirk Koepsel, Podiatrist Board Certified in Foot & Ankle Surgery American Board of Podiatric Surgery

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Submit Questions to: askdoctor@podiatrynetwork.com ‘Buy Into Bay Area’ at the annual Business & Wellness EXPO

Visit over 80 greater Clear Lake area businesses at the 27th Annual Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Business & Wellness EXPO on Thursday, May 8th hosted by the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Discover the goods and services that are offered right here in your backyard. The event is Free to the public and promises to be a day filled with opportunities and networking. The purpose of the Business & Wellness EXPO is to enhance our local businesses and encourage “Buy Into Bay Area.” The event provides exhibitors with the opportunity to showcase their companies in the most effective manner by personally meeting potential customers. Chairman of the Board Jamieson Mackay from Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union explains, “a long-term goal of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is for our businesses and residents to ‘Buy Into Bay Area.’ We encourage everyone to keep your money and time at home by taking advantage of everything our nine communities have to offer including every type of retail outlet, restaurants, entertainment establishments, state of the art healthcare and wellness facilities, worship centers, non-profits for volunteering and award winning schools for mentoring.” Door prizes valued at $50 or more are given away at each booth. Door prize tickets can be purchased at the entrance and there is no limit! Door prize winners will be drawn starting at 5:30 PM. The most exciting drawing happens at 6:00 p.m. when one lucky attendee will WIN the $500 cash prize sponsored by Ron Carter Clear Lake Cadillac Hyundai, you don’t want to miss that! For more information call the Chamber at 281-488-7676 or go to www.clearlakearea.com.

Saturday’s Exploration Green Groundbreaking and Earth Day Celebration featured over a dozen elected officials and community leaders in a Groundbreaking ceremony with short speeches and ceremonial breaking of earth witnessed by about 200 people Ande Mattei, Intergovernmental Affairs for Mayor Anise Parker presented and read a City of Houston Proclamation signed by Houston Mayor Parker, proclaiming April 12, 2014 as Exploration Green Day in Houston, Texas. This followed introductory comments about the Greenís pivotal milestones by Clear Lake City Water Authority Vice-Chairman John Branch. Exploration Green is open to the public and Clear Lake City Water Authority customers are encouraged to visit often to explore Exploration Green. Check www.ExplorationGreen.org to see photographs and learn more. Pictured with dirt flying, left to right, Council Member at Large David Robinson, Clear Lake City Water Authority Vice-President John Branch, Council Member at Large Jack Christie, District E Council Member Dave Martin, District J Council Member Mike Laster and Exploration Green Conservancy Chairman Frank Weary.

Plant a Seed–Feed the Need The donation garden at St. Christopher Episcopal Church provides fresh organic produce to the food pantry at Interfaith Caring Ministries (ICM) in League City. ICM currently provides grocery assistance to households with individuals currently living at or below the poverty level, within the Clear Creek Independent School District. The garden adopts the attitude of inclusion and invitation to the individuals it serves, creating a “hand up” opportunity rather than a “hand out” situation. “This is truly a community outreach project that has surpassed its original scope,” says Ally Hardick, who lovingly tends the community garden.

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Spring/Summer work days are from 9:00 to 11:00 Wednesday mornings, and every 2nd Saturday morning from 8:00 to 12:00 noon. The garden is located at 2508 St. Christopher Avenue, in League City. St. Christopher is a church with a heart for mission work which ranges from local to international service to those in need. It is a warm, welcoming community. To learn more about volunteering in the garden, contact Ally Hardick, Lay Ministry Coordinator, by calling the church office, 281-332-5553, or by email at lmc@stchrischurch.org.

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“In addition to providing fresh produce to those in need, the garden has become a wonderful opportunity for education and a great example for stewardship of the limited resources here on our planet. We have hosted many area groups. High school and church youth groups, Scout and environmental groups, and individuals seeking community service hours, have all worked in the garden,” she said.

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to 9 p.m. at Galveston Bayís Lakewood Yacht Club facility. You may purchase seminar materials if you wish.

•Get the basics with us. The basic one-day boating class, Americaís Boating Course, is required for anyone born after August 31, 1993. Galveston Bay’s next ABC classes will be on May 10, June 14, and July 12 from 8:30 a.m. to about 5:30 p.m. Cost is $60 for the class, materials, book, snacks, and lunch. Two people may share a book for a combined cost of $90.

•Advance with us. More comprehensive courses are held as needed, and Galveston Bay will teach Piloting beginning Thursday, May 1 for 10 weeks.

For more information about Vessel Safety Inspections, please contact Charles Scott 281-732-3572 cscott0@comcast.net. For information about classes and seminars, please contact Pam Sanders 713-962-8878 pssanders3@gmail.com or Jim Hammond 832-385-1357james.l.hammond42@gmail.com. Check with us about special group classes at your location.

SPACELAND TOASTMASTER encourages NEW MEMBERS

Assistance League of the Bay Area held its annual fundraiser Superstars: A StarStudded Evening in April and celebrated 25 years of service to the Bay Area. Three of the original charter members attended and were honored for their service including Lynda Byrd, Sharon Dillard and Melinda Marcum.

UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRON United States Power Squadrons are celebrating 100 years of boater safety, education, public service, and fellowship. Come celebrate with us by taking a boating class or seminar or visiting with us at an event. •Have your boat inspected for free. We perform the same vessel safety inspections as the US Coast Guard, but the difference is that we tell you if you are not in compliance and allow you to make changes.

•Join us for a free seminar, Hurricanes & Boats, on Monday, May 19, 7 p.m.

What are the benefits of being a Toastmaster? Toastmaster Ed Walsh says, “I joined Spaceland Toastmasters in August 2013 to become more confident and skilled when making presentations at work. I now deliver prepared and impromptu speeches before colleagues with much more confidence and expertise thanks to Toastmasters.”

Spaceland Toastmasters welcomes guests to attend their weekly meetings any Wednesday from 7am - 8 am at the Clear Lake City Sports and Recreation Complex, 1205 Ramada Drive, Room B. (Park in the lot on Ramada Drive across the street from the baseball diamonds.) For more information visit www.spacelandtoastmasters.com. Spaceland Toastmasters is where friends help friends succeed!

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On Saturday May 17, the Bay Area Bluegrass Association monthly show will be exciting, filled with hours of lively music and great entertainment. First up on the stage will be the award winning Pine Island Station, a Houston-area bluegrass band that deliver energetic, heartfelt music from a wide variety of sources. Next up will be a regular to our stage, our friends the Sabine River Bend Band. And finally, we’ll cap off the evening with the Sowell Family Picker’s, who hope to bless your heart and feed your soul.

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Bay Area Bluegrass show at civic center in League City

For you pickers out there bring your instruments and join the fun in one of the many jams going on. Jam sessions start around 5:00 p.m. and the stage shows kick off at 7:00 p.m. All the fun happens in the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center located at 300 W. Walker in League City.

BABA is a non-profit organization promoting bluegrass music in the Bay area. While it’s free to get in the doors, keeping them open every month isn’t free, and we truly appreciate your generous donations so that we can continue offering this wonderful music and jamming opportunity to everyone. Memberships are also available. It’ll be fun, come and join us!

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Space City Futbol Club will host the 3rd annual SCFC Golf Classic to be played at Magnolia Creek Golf Course, in League City, TX on Friday, May 23. The SCFC Golf Classic is a great opportunity for members of the club, their friends and co-workers, (or anyone that loves to golf !) to enjoy a day away from work and the soccer fields.

Fees include: greens fee, cart fee, range balls, breakfast, lunch and tournament cap. There will be First and Second Place prizes for Gross/Net. Entry fee is $500 for a regular foursome. To register a team, or for individuals wanting to join a team, contact Jason DeVore at tournaments@spacecityfc.org; or call 281-724-9915. Deadline for entry is May 13. Visit our website at www.spacecityfc.org for more details.

ICM would like to send great thanks to MRI Technologies. On Thursday, March 27, MRI Technologies CEO Debbie Kropp delivered 80 Easter baskets to ICM. The gender specific baskets were generously filled with items including stuffed animals, books, candy, socks, toys and coloring books. MRI Technologies employees donated all items and spent the day assembling the baskets. Baskets will be distributed to children of ICM clients.

Honor Flight Network looking for veterans Honor Flight Network is looking for all WWII,Korean & Viet Nam Veteran’s to fly them thru South West Airlines to Washington D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and Viet Nam Memorial. Free. All made possible thru donations and South West Airlines. Honor Flight Network is a Non Profit Organization through out the U. S. A scheduled flight leaves the 26th of April, with the next one scheduled for June.

Please get your name on the mailing list now. For more information contact Frankie @ 281-546-5631 or honorflight.org. To Advertise Call 281-488-7422

Announcing Expansion of the Bay Area Youth Singers The independent children/youth choir program, The Bay Area Youth Singers, announces the expansion of the choir program to include opportunities for children in grades 3-12 with unchanged, treble voices. Beginning the fall season of 2014, the Bay Area Youth Singers (BAYS) is open by audition to singers (boys and girls) entering grades 6-12. The Bay Area Children’s Chorus is open to singers in grades 3-5 (no audition required). Future plans include an Apprentice Choir for children in grades 1 and 2. The singers also are supported in auditions for honor choir opportunities. Private, public, and home schooled students participate in the choir program. Tuition is charged for the September-May choir program, but generous scholarship assistance is available for talented young singers without the financial resources for the tuition payment. In addition to the 9 month choir program, the organization sponsors a Summer Music Camp open to children entering grades 3-8. Interested students and parents are invited to visit bayareayouthsingers.org or call 832-425-2329 for more information about the Bay Area Youth Singers. Come to the “Sing to Me” Mother’s Day Spring Concert May 11 to hear and see this unique choir!

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Clear Lake community advocates to host Blood Drive

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The Clear Lake Community Advocates will host a blood drive on Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clear Lake Neighborhood Donor Center, 1153 Clear Lake City Blvd. All who donate or attempt to donate and credit FS15 will receive a Commit for Life T-shirt. All successful donations will receive an additional 200 Commit for Life bonus points.

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nrg Donation Supports Oil Spill Recovery NRG Increases its partnership with the Galveston Bay Foundation through a $50,000 donation to support oil spill recovery.

With the oil spill response continuing in Galveston Bay and down the Texas coast and the pace increasing, the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) received a $50,000 donation by NRG Energy – $25,000 corporate donation matched with another $25,000 grant from the NRG Gulf Coast region to aid GBF in oil spill recovery efforts in Galveston Bay.

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Theta Master Chapter members donate to batp Theta Master Chapter members of Beta Sigma Phi load the trunk with clothing for delivery to the Bay Area Turning Point.

Pictured are Julie Hoover, Houston; Diana Embrey and Marlene Broome, Friendswood; Norma McPhail, S e r v i c e c h a i r, Houston; Cynthia Hanselman, Alvin and Jean Kern, Friendswood.

For its strong commitment to environmental initiatives around Galveston Bay and partnerships with local conservation entities, NRG and its employees have been recognized with prestigious national awards such as the White House Coastal America Partnership Award, U. S. Department of the Interior Cooperative Conservation Award, and U.S. EPA Gulf Guardian Partnership Award.

The Foundation was incorporated in 1987, and is a non-profit organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. GBF is located at 17330 Highway 3 in Webster, Texas.

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Clear Lake Symphony to perform sixth symphony at Gloria Dei Auditorium The Clear Lake Symphony will be performing the sixth concert of the 2013-2014 season on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Auditorium located at 18220 Upper Bay Road across from NASA Johnson Space Center.

Celebrating their 38th season, the Orchestra will perform an evening of fantastic music. Plan to join the Clear Lake Symphony and University Baptist Church Chamber Singers as they present an evening of opera and oratorio choruses, overtures and duets from:

The Barber of Seville; The Creation; The Fair at Sorochinsk; The Magic Flute; The Mikado; Die Fledermaus; La Traviata; A Village Romeo and Juliet; Il Trovatore; Don Giovanni and Elijah. The Orchestra will be led by Dr. Charles Johnson, in his 33rd year as Conductor and Musical Director of the Clear Lake Symphony.

The performance begins at 7:30 pm. Advance tickets may be purchased in Clear Lake at Eye Trends at 515 Bay Area Blvd, Suite 300. Individual tickets are $13 Adult, $10 Senior (55 and up), $8 student. For more ticket information call Eye Trends at 281-488-0066 or visit the Clear Lake Symphony web site at www. clearlakesymphony.org.

New Directions singles to meet New Directions singles met the first and third Mondays at 6:30 pm at the Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 W Nasa Parkway, Webster, TX. There are many other activities though out the month. Age 55 and up. For further info call Carolynn 713-340-2354.

Victims of affairs offered help Extramarital affairs can have an impact on many lives, yet the person reeling from the knowledge of a spouse’s affair often feels very alone.

The non-profit voluntary group, Beyond Affairs Network (BAN), provides a way for people dealing with a partner’s affair to meet for mutual support.

A spouse’s affair is not something that is easy to talk over with family or friends. They might never be told-especially if there is no marital break-up. If it is too awful to talk about, how do you get over it? Clear Lake Area Community Newsletter • May 2014

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BAN participants meet to share helpful resources and personal experiences. It is a way to find out that there are others feeling the same way you do, and that the hurt will go away. Meetings are open to anyone whose spouse had an affair, whether or not the marriage survived. Participants are guaranteed anonymity. The support group’s email address is clearlakeban@yahoo.com.

Council of Business Women meeting in webster The Council of Business Women (CBW) meet monthly at Mario’s in Webster (618 W. Nasa Pkwy., Webster 281-332-2202) the second Thursday of the month at 11:30. Our April luncheon meeting is Thursday, April 10, The May meeting will take place, Thursday, May 8, 2014.

We welcome any woman in business that is an owner, decision maker or key part of the company she is employed with. Women come from all surrounding cities of the Bay Area to include Clear Lake, South Shore, League City, Friendswood, Pearland, Texas City and even Galveston! Lunch is $15 and the annual membership is $50. If you would like, you may visit up to three times before deciding on your membership. Meet and network with women business leaders in the community, and do bring plenty of business cards. We have three monthly “member” speakers, and offer plenty of time to network and mingle.

As a paid member of CBW you are also a member of Federation of Houston Professional Women, Clear Lake Chamber. Pearland Chamber. Friendswood Chamber, League City Chamber, Galveston County Chamber. North Galveston County Chamber and Santa Fe Chamber all under the umbrella of Council of Businesswomen.

The CBW also offers 3 - 4 evening social events throughout the year. A great time to socialize, network, and have fun with other members in a relaxed atmosphere. The 2014 officers are:

President, Susan Widmer

Vice President, Debra Kurzadkowski

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Historian, Kim Christensen

For more information on the Council of Business Women, contact our President, Susan Widmer at 281-989-7525 or visit our web site at www.cbwbayarea.org

Assistance League honors with coveted award Assistance League of the Bay Area honored long-time member Georgia Piwonka with its coveted Ada Edwards Laughlin Award. This National Assistance League award is given to those who serve behind the scenes in almost every capacity, supporting the organization as team member. Pictured left to right: President Kim Barker, Georgia Piwonka and President-Elect Brunella Altumus.

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Community Dog Wash to Benefit Faithful Friends

4/10/14 9:12 AM

Two of our certified junior handlers, Angela Hembree and Sarah Corley, are also Girl Scout Cadettes working to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award. They will be holding a free dog wash to support the Faithful Friends animal-assisted ministry, as well as help you get your dog clean! Donations to the Faithful Friends appreciated. The dog wash will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 10am to 2pm at University Baptist Church on Middlebrook Drive in Clear Lake. The girls and their families are working hard to plan the event and gather and solicit donations from local businesses for the supplies that they will need. Come and bring your dog to enjoy treats, a bandana, and a clean coat while supporting the Cadettes and Faithful Friends. Contact Laurie Hembree lhembree@comcast.net for more information regarding this event.

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Proceeds will benefit ICM’s ongoing services which assist local families who are in an economic crisis due to issues such as illness and unemployment. Agency services include: emergency rent and utility assistance to prevent homelessness; food assistance; childcare assistance for those furthering their education; referral to low/ no-cost medical services; a community computer lab for at-risk students and outreach for homebound senior citizens. Each month, ICM assists approximately 300 families. To access registration and sponsorship information, visit www.icmtx.org. ICM To Advertise Call 281-488-7422

is also seeking goodie bag items and raffle items. For information, contact Haley Lusson at hlusson@icmtx.org or 281-332-3881 ext. 1.

BAYCAP Plants to Report Emission Events The Bay Area Community Advisory Panel (BAYCAP) welcomes the public to its Wed. May 28, 2014 meeting at which member plants will report their 2013 emissions from upsets, maintenance, and plant shutdowns and startups. Members will also learn how to find and read Material Safety Data Sheets used to communicate to workers and others the hazards associated with specific chemicals. The 6:15 - 8:30 p.m. meeting at Armand Bayou Nature Center begins with a light meal at 5:45 p.m. Reservations are encouraged. Call facilitator Diane Sheridan 281-326-5253 or DBSheridan@aol.com.

BAYCAP is a voluntary organization providing an ongoing, open forum for faceto-face dialogue between 28 chemical plants near Bay Area Boulevard and Red Bluff Road and the neighborhoods closest to them.

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Friends are holding a benefit to raise much needed funds for Dianne to now sadly place the love of her life, Gregg (age 58), in a safe and caring facility so he may live out the rest of his long journey with dignity. See www.AHelpingHandUp.org for information on reserving a table, pre-ordering your BBQ plate, wonderful auction items, Raffle Tickets and much more.

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BayCERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and the American Red Cross are seeking volunteers for a mock-emergency shelter drill. The drill will be held at the Seabrook Community House located at 1210 Anders Street, Seabrook, TX, on Thursday, May 29, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers will serve as victims of a simulated apartment fire in the Seabrook area. The Seabrook Community House will serve as the temporary shelter for the victims. All age participants are needed. Participants will be identified as citizens who have been displaced and require immediate shelter. BayCERT and the American Red Cross will be operating the drill according to Red Cross guidelines. This exercise is one of many ways the BayCERT team interacts with the community and first responders in emergency situations. For more information or to register please email Ronica Hall at ronicahall@ hotmail.com. All participants must register in advance. City of Seabrook, 1700 First Street, www.seabrooktx.gov 281- 291-5600.

Stars & Stripes Ukulele Band Celebrates 20 Years

The Stars and Stripes ukulele band just celebrated 20 years of playing and singing 20s, 30s, and 40s songs for civic groups, retirement clubs, churches of all denominations, schools, community festivals, assisted living and nursing facilities, and company functions. The band is a non-denominational, community service ministry of University Baptist Church in Clear Lake (Houston). We play in all neighboring communities as far South as Galveston and as far North as Houston. A performance may be scheduled through our director, Marilyn Browne at 281303-0141 or 281-486-3823.

Theta Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrates founders day Theta Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi joined the seven chapters of the Clear Creek Bay Area Council at Bay Oaks Country Club to celebrate Founder’s Day. This was the 83rd anniversary of the founding of the international cultural, social and service organization of over 125,000 members.

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The third part of the chapter’s spring service project is its annual Mother’s Day monetary donation to the Bay Area Turning Point. Mother’s Day is also celebrated by the chapter with a Mother-Daughter-Granddaughter lunch at Juanito’s in Pearland.

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May 2nd will be our monthly dock party where people bring a dish to share and meet/visit with other boaters.

May 3rd will be the Spring Fling Skippers Meeting 9 to noon for anyone going to Spring Fling in Port Author, TX. Important to pick Skippers’ package and learn about the navigation and safety materials. Elk’s Lodge - Jerry Simoneaux - 713-577-9587, erry@simoneaux.com. Next is our trip is to Topwater Grill Cruise to San Leon - From Saturday, May 03 - 10:00am - Sunday, May 04, - 05:00pm - 1 day or overnight - (281) 339-1232. Annual Blessing of the Fleet - Sunday, May 04, 2:00pm - Boat Parade. May TMCA

General Meeting - Friday, May 09, 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Please join us at the Kemah Elks Lodge for our monthly meeting.

Wonderful One Day to TBD - Saturday, May 10, 10:00am - 05:00pm - maybe: Clear Creek, Dickinson Bayou or Moses Lake. Jim Lee at 713-828-5133.

TIMBER CREEK GOLF CLUB WGA WELCOMES LADY GOLFERS Timber Creek Golf Club is located on FM 2351 across from Clear Brook HS. The women’s league that plays at Timber Creek on Tuesday mornings is a group of friendly women who enjoy playing golf with a bit of friendly competition thrown in to keep our skills sharp. All level players are welcome; however, some experience playing, knowledge of basic rules and etiquette are preferred. We play every Tuesday morning all year round. We tee off around 8:00 a.m. from May until October and around 9 a.m. the rest of the year. Call or text Carol at 616826-3940 or e-mail tcwga05@yahoo.com for more information.

Houston-Bay Area UFO Group Meetings of the Houston UFO Group are held on the 2nd Monday of each month, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., in Webster. We will discuss recent information from the National UFO Reporting Center, along with more general information.

Light snacks and drinks are usually provided. Some video information of the phenomena may be viewed at these meetings. This is a free event. For more information and the meeting location, please call 281-667-7024 or visit the website: www.freewebs.com/ufo-houston.

Clearlake/League City preparedness fair scheduled

4th Annual SPRING FLING to Pleasure Island! From Friday, May 16, to Sunday, May 18. Wristbands are $10.00 each.

Memorial weekend cruise to Moody Gardens - Saturday, May 24, 8:00am To Monday, May 26. It’s that time of year again.

May 24th thru 26th is the Memorial weekend cruise to Moody GardensBayland (sail) and Riverside Marina (power) HSAP - From Saturday, May 31 - 08:00am

Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 05:00pm. Bayland/Riverside Marina- Jim Lee & TBD for Hurricane Stay Away Party (HSAP) - Location : Bayland (sail) and Riverside Marina (power) Contact : Jim Lee 713-828-5133. To learn more about these events and TMCA, please visit our web site TexasMariners.com.

Bay Area Singles Club Monthly Dance The Bay Area Singles Club Monthly Dance is May 17, at 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm at VFW Lodge at 5204 Highway 3, Dickinson, TX. 77539, Post # 6378.

Bring party snacks to share. Cost is $7 for Members & $9 for Non-Members. For more info call 409-948-1156 or 281-484-4762.

American Begonia Society to meet at clear lake park Houston Satellite Branch of the American Begonia Society invites you to it’s meetings every fourth Tuesday of each month at 10 am at the Clear Lake Park, 5001 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX.

In lieu of this month’s meeting we will be meeting in a member’s backyard. Details are found on the web at http://houstonsatellitebranch-abs.webstarts. com/events.html or call 409-927-8636. Clear Lake Area Community Newsletter • May 2014

There will be a Preparedness Fair on Saturday, May 3 from 10 am to 2 pm at Clear Lake Chapel, 1802 Gunwale Rd, Houston, TX 77062. It will consist of workshops, professionals, classes and demonstrations in: Hurricane Preparedness, Home Preparedness, Food Storage, Gardening, CPR/Wellness, Fire & Home Safety, Couponing, Evacuation and much more.

DAR Announces Scholarship Winner The Sam Houston Chapter of the National Society of the American Daughters of the Revolution was proud to award their 2014 scholarship to Son Quyen Hai Dinh, a student from Clear Horizons Early College High School in Clear Creek ISD. The May 3rd meeting for the DAR chapter will be a luncheon held at Bay Oaks Country Club at 11 p.m. where annual awards will be presented along with the installation of chapter officers. Pictured from left to right are DAR Regent, Susie Ganch, Scholarship Winner Son Quyen Hai Dinh and DAR Scholarship Committee Marilyn Proctor.

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Wellness and Recovery Clinic for Youth

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The Wellness and Recovery Clinic for Youth, a department of the Gulf Coast Center, now offers mental health services utilizing a holistic approach for children 3 to 17 years of age at their clinic, 305 E. Main St., League City. Recently approved by Texas Medicaid, the 1115 Waiver DSRIP, Delivery System Reform Incentive Program, enables communities and hospitals to form partnerships to identify ways to improve health services and address specific needs in their region. Families with children struggling with mental illnesses such as ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, anger, and mood disorders, may benefit from the one stop shop treatment approach now available at the clinic. Melissa Tucker, LCSW, Director of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Gulf Coast Center, stated “We can now assertively treat the whole child as psychiatric, psychological, nutritional and physical fitness needs are addressed. Services are matched with, and tailored to, the unique needs of each individual child.” The Wellness and Recovery Clinic offers an array of family-focused mental health and supportive services including psychiatric evaluation, medication management, crisis screening and assessment, individual, and family therapy, fitness training, nutritional education, medical case management and coordination and individualized referrals to specialty services. Prevention of the onset of further primary disorders is achieved through proactive measures provided by the multidisciplinary team members who remain vigilant in detecting precursory signs and symptoms indicative of health deterioration. Medicaid, CHIP and most medical insurance is accepted. Families interested in service information, eligibility criteria and enrollment may contact the Wellness and Recovery Clinic for Youth at (281) 585-7505 or go to www.gulfcoastcenter.org. The mission of the Gulf Coast Center, mental health authority for Brazoria and Galveston Counties, is to empower individuals and families to live quality lives.

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Dates: Entries will be accepted from May 26 - June 1, 2014. Entries will be exhibited in the Hana Ginzbarg building through the summer. Contest Winners will be announced in September. Entrants will be invited to a showing of the artwork entries and award reception on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Parents, teachers, and school principal will be invited.

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The Feel Alive Project (FAP) is an organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the elderly by providing volunteers and coordinating fun activities so that everyone involved experiences a feeling of “aliveness!” Monthly events are held at local nursing homes or retirement or assisted living homes and activities vary from having conversations to music performances to playing games. We encourage the volunteers to spend as much time as they want helping out with any activity that they enjoy sharing. Anyone interested in being a contribution to the elderly community is invited to contact us for more information on the organization and upcoming events. The next event is on May 10 & 11, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Regal Estates Retirement Center (League City) Manor Care Nursing Center (Webster) The Feel Alive Project was founded to promote fun, appreciation, activity, involvement, and self-worth among nursing home residents. During an encounter in Oct 2002 with a nursing home resident, Mr. Arias discovered that many residents tend to pass their days in passivity and solitude. The Feel Alive Project was designed to instill a sense of “aliveness” in all nursing home residents. For more information email: feelaliveproject@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.feelaliveproject.org.

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www.jlopezpaintandfinish.com or water feature observed at Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC). A separate entry form will accompany each entry. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Entries will become the property of ABNC. Prizes: Contest winners will be awarded prizes, ranging from a personalized guided tour of the nature center for the winner and immediate family members or an outreach educational reptile demonstration given at the winnerís school. A complimentary membership, not to extend past 1 year, will be given to the family of entrants submitting a valid entry. Only one membership will be given per family and must be in the name of one adult member of the family. Membership benefits include free entry for up to 5 members of the immediate family, discounts in classes and special events, and discounts on gift store purchases. Judging: Judging will be provided by an impartial panel of judges, made up of representatives from Armand Bayou Nature Center and partners.

Attention 2014 Clear Lake High School Seniors If you began your educational experience and academic journey at Armand Bayou Elementary we would love to have you back for our “Annual Senior Tea” event! ABE will host our Annual Senior Tea on Friday, May 16 at 3:30pm in the ABE school library.

If you are currently a high school senior and attended Armand Bayou Elementary we would love to have you back for a spectacular afternoon of light refreshments and reminiscing on where you all started your educational experience and academic journey! Kristin Hernandez ABE PTA 713-349-4398.

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churches & religious organizations

festivals & bazaars

GATEWAY HOSTS GUEST SPEAKER-AUTHOR DORI POWLEDGE PHILLIPS - MOTHER’S DAY

COME OUT AND MEET YOUR VETERANs at annual cookoff Pearland VFW ( Veteran’s of Foreign Wars) Post 7109, 4202 W. Walnut St., Pearland, will be holding their annual Fund Raiser Cook Off May 23 and 24. If you are a cooker join in! If you have arts and crafts to sell – booths $15.00. There will be a silent auction and entertainment. Plates and sandwiches, 4 sides available. Call in orders within 3 miles of post. For more information, call 281-997-1097.

60th Old Time Village Fair and Texas Music Festival The League City Lion’s Club is proud to announce the 60th Annual Old Time Village Fair and Texas Music Festival coming May 8 through the 11 to Walter Hall Park in League City, Texas. This fundraiser helps us raise money to provide support for many local charities. Among the charitable entities receiving support from the League City Lions Club are Texas Lion’s Camp for Disabled Children, Boundless Playground, CCISD, FFA, Sight First Leader Dogs for the Blind, Lions Eye Bank of Texas, Helen Hall Public Library, The Lions Youth Outreach Clear Creek ISD. Project Graduations and The Lion’s Quest Program - just to name a few. This year we have teamed up with many local no-profits to help them with their fundraising by giving them Free booth at the Festival. We still have room for more Non-Profits Organizations to get involved. “We Serve” is the Lion’s motto and this four day event is a perfect example of many Lion’s coming together for a great cause. However, we couldn’t put this on without your help. The dollars invested by sponsors of the Festival are amplified by the efforts of hundreds of volunteers pitching in to stage this four-day event at Walter Hall Park.

Please visit www.lcvillagefair.com or www.texasmusicfestival.org for a full line up of all the festivities. Clear Lake Area Community Newsletter • May 2014

Gateway Community Church invites you to a special Mother’s Day service with Dori Powledge Phillips. Dori is a wife, mother, speaker and author. Dori was recently featured in Change Magazine’s issue of “Women Creating Change in 2014. She brings a message of hope and encouragement as she shares her story of incredible grace in the midst of unthinkable tragedy. Dori will speak at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services on May 11. Gateway is located on Clear Lake City Blvd near the intersection of Hwy 3. Gateway offers contemporary worship and activities for the entire family in a casual, come-as-you-are environment. For more information go to www.gateway-community.org.

Gateway Hosts Author-Speaker Don Piper On Father’s Day Don Piper has inspired nearly three thousand audiences around the world since the release of his New York Times best-selling book, 90 Minutes in Heaven - A True Story of Death and Life (Revell, 2004). Don will deliver the message at both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Father’s Day services. Gateway is located on Clear Lake City Blvd near the intersection of Hwy 3. Gateway offers contemporary worship and activities for the entire family in a casual, come-as-you-are environment. For more information go to www.gatewaycommunity.org.

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PROOF CAREFULLY! Thoroughly go through your ad looking for typos and other corrections GriefShare sessions at gateway paying close attention GriefShare is a special seminar and group for people grieving the death to spelling of support names, of someone close. People Gateway Community Church sponsor this mintitles,from addresses, istry. The facilitators understand what you are experiencing and want to offer phone numbers you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time? Each GriefShare and other important session (13 total) includes: information.

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or fax by the deadline GriefShare is a nondenominational, Christian support group, which features ofgrief eachand month ensures biblical teachings on recovery. Please join us for the next GriefShare session this Mondaythat in the new Life Center at 7:00 pm. Go to Entrance 3 at the you are able to get back of the church and meets in Avenue J on your left. Registration the GriefShare ad you want in the is $20 & includes the GriefShareIfseminar You are welcome to begin newsletter. we do workbook. not anytime; each session is ìself-contained, so you do not have to attend in sequence. receive the edits by To pre-register and/or ask questions, call the church office at 281-286-1515. the specific deadline of each newsletter we will

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“ASofIS” in orderBaptist to meet The Women’s Ministry University Church will host a 12-week study our series, printing of Beth Moore’s lecture Theand Lawmailing of Love: Lessons from the Pages of Deuteronomy, beginning May 8. Join us as we view these six 90-minute lectures by deadline. Moore, alternating every other week with group discussion and prayer. Childcare is available by reservation. THANK YOU

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For more information or to sign-up, email michelle.smith@ubc.org, call Michelle advertising partnership. Smith at 281-488-8517, or visit www.ubc.org.

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Carol was ordained in 1989 and served as a local pastor with her husband Bill for many years, growing congregations in the Texas area and sending missionaries to other countries. Last year Bill retired from the corporate world and they now travel wherever God sends them to minister to couples, pastors and ministries. They have been to East Africa a number of times and annually go to Mexico to equip pastors and local ministries. Carol has survived breast cancer as well as her only child’s years of drug addic-

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Join us as we study “Calm My Anxious Heart” by Linda Dillow. Women have a list of worries. Exchange your anxieties and “what if ’s” for godly peace and contentment. Returning members cost is $40 and includes all materials, childcare and exercise. If you’re new to Right at Home Moms, we’d love to offer the Summer Session to you at no cost.

she suffered the trauma of her mother’s murder on the mission field. Carol feels these problems help her understand those in her path who need the ministry and healing God brings through her.

Come worship with us and hear Carol Lee on Thursday, May 10 at 9:30 at Praise

Chapel, 18516 Hwy 3, Webster. From I-45 south, take NASA Bypass east to Hwy If you require a change, please contact your sales representative 3 and go left one block to the church on the right. For more information, please Exercise is optional, 9:15-10:00am, followed by large group study, discussion and or call Yellow Book Customer Service at• 1-800-891-1899. 17305 El Camino Real •and Houston, TX • phonly. 281-488-4900 • fx baprint@sbcglobal.net call Sheila at 281-488-1149 281-910-1917. prayer. Kingdom Care (childcare) is limited available by 77058 reservation *No meeting July 16.

SIGNATURE: __________________________ Right At Home Moms is a family ministry of University Baptist Church designed

to support mothers of infants, toddlers and preschoolers who are modifying their work schedule or leaving the workplace to stay home and raise their children. Our goal is to help new moms find practical Bible study, genuine encouragement, time to exercise and refresh their spirit, and a network of Godly friends in a similar phase of life. We believe that motherhood is the hardest but most fulfilling work you’ll ever find! Online registration opens June 1 at www.ubc.org/right-at-home-moms. Advanced registration is required to secure space in childcare. For more information, please contact Laura (tlwardlaw@msn.com) or Janet (janet.kuhlman@ubc.org).

NASA Aglow Lighthouse NASA Aglow Lighthouse meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at 9:30 at Praise Chapel to worship the Lord and to learn more about His Kingdom. All women are invited to participate.

On May 10 Rev. Carol Lee will speak about giftings and prophecy in today’s world. To Advertise Call 281-488-7422

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Mothers’ Day Out & Preschool Registration Note: Print Mothersí quality may vary fromand final product. Clear Please Lake Church of Christ Day Out (MDO) Preschool program has openings in its classes and is now accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year.

Now in its 30th year, the MDO at Clear Lake Church of Christ is a well-respected program which strives to provide a Christian atmosphere for parents to leave their children and, at the same time, give children opportunities to develop spiritually, socially, mentally, and physically. Children ages 6 months through 4 years old as of September 1, 2014, are eligible for the program. MDO meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from September through May. Please call 281-486-9763 or email mdo@clearlakechurch. com for further information and to set up a tour of the program. You will find an overview of our program by clicking on the ìMDO & Preschoolî tab at www. clearlakechurch.com. Clear Lake Church of Christ is located at 938 El Dorado Blvd., Houston, TX 77062.

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Unity Church in Webster Come join us for worship and fellowship at Unity Church in Webster, Piper’s Meadow Community Center. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m.

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281-520-4047 Find us on Facebook or at: www.unitychurch.info

Starting in May: Class using Emilie Cady’s Book “Lessons in Truth” For information call the church 281-5204047. Open to everyone. All are invited to come and enjoy this experience.

‘Bell Bash’ at Taylor Lake Christian Church The Handbell Choir of Taylor Lake Christian Church will host the “Voices in Bronze” Bell Choir from First United Methodist Church in Lufkin in concert Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. in the TLCC Sanctuary. This is a free concert; a love offering will be taken to help defray travel expenses.

The Voices in Bronze is an advanced handbell choir, performing with 5 1/2 octaves of handbells and 4 octaves of chimes. They will present a wide range of repertoire including both sacred and secular tunes. Directed by Dr. Ernest Boamah, the 14 members of Voices in Bronze were the featured solo handbell ensemble at the Greater Houston Bell Festival last year. This concert should be of interest to anyone who currently plays in a handbell choir and to the general public. The art of ringing English handbells has been around for hundreds of years, but has recently become very popular. For more information, contact the Taylor Lake Christian Church office info@tlcc.org or call 832-425-2329.

Summer Kids Club at Gateway Community Church Business Law, Real Estate, Litigation, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy, Asset Protection, Family Law and Guardianships

Summer Kids Club, June 16-20th, Evenings! Gateway Community Church is excited to invite your incoming 1st-5th grade kids to our free event called Summer Kids Club! Your elementary kids will have a blast in this one of a kind VBS as they hear the life-changing message of Jesus Christ titled “Wonderfully Made” based on Psalms 139:14. There will be Cool Bible Dramas, kid’s style praise and worship, snacks, missions, crafts, and recreation games. Register Online at http://www.gateway-community.org/children

Gateway Community Church is located at 760 Clear Lake City Blvd., Webster, TX 77598. For additional information contact tkent@gateway-community.org.

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New Hope Baptist Church-League City New Hope Baptist Church, located at 3610 FM 646 East, (near intersection of South Shore Blvd., League City), invites everyone to join them for Sunday services starting with Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:45 a.m. and Sunday Men/Ladies Bible Study at 5:00 p.m., followed by Sunday Night Service at 7 pm. Wednesday Adult and Children’s Bible Study/Prayer is at 7 p.m.

Call Pastor Richard Sumner at 832-385-8180, or email to: NHBCLeagueCity@gmail.com or visit www. NewHopeBaptist-TX.org for more information.

HIS Kids Camp at Clear Lake Church of Christ Making plans for the summer? Check out HIS Kids Camp, an activity based day camp with a great message, for kids ages 2 years through entering 6th grade! This year’s theme is “Rooted in Christ, Growing Together”. The camp will be held July 21-25, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The cost per child $75.00. Registration is available online beginning May 1 at clearlakechurch.com. Space is limited. Preschoolers, ages 2 yrs. through entering kindergarten, are offered age appropriate classes filled with activities kids love. They will learn, play, sing, and create.

Older kids in 1st through 6th grades will be able to choose three classes that interest them most to attend each day. They will also prepare for an end of the week exhibit to share what they have learned. Classes offered include: Sports Skills, Cooking, Woodworking, Dissection (students entering 4th - 6th grade only), Crochet and Craft, Games, Sewing, Science, and Sign Language. A complete list of classes is available at clearlakechurch.com. Clear Lake Church of Christ is located at 938 El Dorado Blvd., Houston, TX 77062. For more information, call 281-486-9350 or visit www.clearlakechurch.com.

‘People Helping People’ Are you one of them?

Are you aware there are many assistance facilities located at churches and agencies in your community? They are there to assist those in need with food, clothing and other necessities. These groups service thousands of clients, and their families, every year, right here in the Bay Area. Are you aware there are homeless in your community? Some of these groups provide assistance with backpacks filled with necessary essentials. Please consider making a donation of supplies to any of the following: Clear Lake Baptist Church - food - 15700 Space Center Blvd., 281-488-3767. Interfaith Caring Ministries - food - 151 Park Ave OR donations of clothing/household items @ 118 W. Bay Area Blvd., 281-332-3881 Lighthouse Christian Ministries - food/ clothing/ household items/ hygiene products - 825 Grand Ave, 281-339-3033 Living Faith Outreach ñ food and clothing donationsñ 3700 Deats Road, 281-309-0799 Nassau Bay Baptist Church - food - 18131 Nassau Bay Blvd., 281-333-3844 St. Bernadette’s - food/clothing/small household items/homeless backpacks - 15500 El Camino Real, 281-486-7664 Clear Lake Area Community Newsletter • May 2014

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St. Mary’s - food - 1612 E. Walker, 281-332-3031

St. Paul’s - food -18223 Point Lookout Drive, 281-333-2509

Texas Avenue Baptist - food - 320 Texas Avenue, 281-332-2599

The Mercy Tree - supplies; provide a meal for the homeless (served out of Clear Lake Recreation Center) - 832-661-2823 Simple ways to assist local food pantries:

1) Utilize the Kroger Community Rewards Program ñ LINK your Kroger card to ensure a portion of your purchase goes to support a local food pantry. Visit www. kroger.com to find local entities that can benefit from this program. Program is free. 2) Look for and purchase pre-made bags of food at local grocery stores.

3) Randalls: link your card so at checkout a portion of your purchase will benefit a local food pantry. Visit the customer service desk for more information. Program is free.

4) Randalls Community Bucks Holiday Program - collect your bucks during the month of September. Turn them in to a local food pantry, by deadline noted on coupon, for redemption. Turkeys can then be bought for families for the holidays.

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Wish you could have more of an impact on assisting those in need through your family, neighbors or workplace? Utilize the contact list above to find out how you can be part of “people helping people”!

CHURCH SEEKS VOCALISTS AND MUSICIANS St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Clear Lake/NASA area) is seeking vocalists and musicians for its new music program. The church is forming a four-part choir to sing traditional, ancient, and contemporary music for its 10:00 am services on Sundays. Sopranos, altos, tenors and basses are needed. St. Paul’s is also looking for musicians who play instruments such as piano, organ, flute, violin, French horn, etc.

St. Paul’s holds traditional Anglican services which can be found in both the great cathedrals and the country churches of England. They use the 1940 Hymnal, and chief musical forms include responses, psalms, and choral settings of the Eucharist; canticles, anthems, and motets (some in Latin); and congregational hymns. Singing in St. Paul’s choir or playing musical accompaniment is voluntary and will not be financially compensated.

hand carved Tree for evelyn meador library Installed Local Artist James D. Phillips carved a beautiful tree for the lobby of the Evelyn Meador Library. The hand carved the tree came from a single piece of wood. The slab of wood he used came from a 150 year old Pecan tree.

Patrons can purchase a leaf with their name, business name, or they can be used as a Memorial. Leaves are available for engraving in several price levels. Contact Kathy Viscariello at the email below for a donor application. All proceeds benefit the Evelyn Meador Library. Artist James D. Phillips, of Inshore Sculpture, www. inshoresculpture.com” was commissioned to carve the tree for the project. “Mr Phillips installed the tree, and donated not only his services, but the Pecan wood.” Come by the library, and see this beautiful piece of Art!

Choir practices are held on Sundays at 8:30am in the choir loft prior to the 10:00am Mass. Additional rehearsals will be held to prepare special music for High Holy Day occasions. Those practices will be held on Sundays after the post-Mass fellowship time.

St. Paul’s has recently moved into its new home at 11456 Space Center Blvd., Houston, 77059, located near Cullen’s restaurant. For more information about St. Paul’s, please visit its website at www.stpauls-anglicanchurch.org. if you are interested in joining the new music program, please contact the Interim Choir Director, Jennifer Clark, at stpaulsanglicanchoir@gmail.com. The church’s phone number is (281) 479-7285.

ARK CHILDREN’S CENTER REGISTRATION The Ark Children’s Center located at Gateway Community Church (760 Clear Lake City Blvd.) has limited openings remaining for the 2014-15 school year and classes are filling up quickly! The Ark is a preschool serving children ages 2 thru Kindergarten. We have MWF, TTH and M-F classes. Our hours are 9am-1pm with an optional 1pm-3pm. For more information visit our website at www.arkchildrenscenter.org, email cmayhew@gateway-community.org or call 713-551-4870.

CONGREGATION SHAAR HASHALOM Israeli Folk Dancing - May 2014 Schedule

Israeli folk dances – the most fun way to exercise – are held at Congregation Shaar Hashalom on Mondays, from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. May dates are 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. $4/session or $35/10 sessions for CSH members and $5/session or $45/10 session for non-member will cover expenses. Everyone is welcome to join the group - even if you haven’t attended before. Congregation Shaar Hashalom is located at 16020 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77062 and is the conservative synagogue in the Bay Area. The entire community is invited to attend. For more information please contact the Synagogue office at 281-488-5861 or at shaar.hashalom.email@gmail.com. To Advertise Call 281-488-7422

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freeman memorial library Events & Programs for Adults at the Freeman Library

FAMILY SEARCH-Tuesdays May 6th- 20th - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Learn from Family Search representatives how to use their free genealogy research, education & tree building site. This class will run for 6 weeks - 1 day a week for 1 and 1/2 hours. Registration required due to limited number of computers. Register at http://tiny.cc/r2dkcx or call the library at 281-488-1906. SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS COUNSELING with SCORE HoustonTuesdays & Wednesdays-Get the help you need to grow your business. SCORE Counselors are available at the library every Tuesday and Wednesday. An appointment is required. Call the library at 281-488-1906 or go to http://bit. ly/17Q9yTm to schedule your appointment today. To learn more go to Change Magazine’s article on SCORE at http://bit.ly/1dIkVLw. ONGOING PROGRAMS-BOOKCLUBS, WRITER’S CLUB May 1st at 6:30 pm- Clear Lake Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Group at Conference Room May 10 & 24 10:00 am - Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW) at Conference Room May 12 at 7:30 pm- Freeman Mystery Book Club May 28 at 7:30 pm- Hofstetter Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club at Conference Room May 22 at 7:00 pm- Great Books Book Club at Conference Room CRAFTS/HOBBIES & TRIVIA May 13t & 27 at 10:00 am- Freeman Needlecrafters Group meets at the Conference Room “Crafts to go”-Get a new craft courtesy of the Friends of Freeman starting May 6th. Stop by the Reference desk and get a free kit to make a turtle picture frame (available while supplies last). COMPUTER CLASSES are offered at Freeman Library. Classes are offered on a variety of topics including computer basics, MS Office Suite, Internet, and Email and are conducted by Technology Training Assistant. See our Events Calendar for a list of all computer classes this month. Find us at http://bit.ly/1lqCdmF or call us at 281-488-1906.

Freeman’s Fun Events and Programs for Children

Monday, May 19th- Chess Club at 6:30 Tuesday, May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th- Toddler Time 10:15 & 11:15 & Preschool Story time 1:30 Wednesday, May 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th- Book Babies 10:15 & 11:15 & Preschool Story time 1:30 Friday, May 2nd- Music Together at 10:30 BOOK BABIES: For infants up to 18 months along with a caregiver. The program is designed so that caregivers, together with the librarians, create a fun early literacy experience using songs, rhymes, movement, books and bubbles. Free tickets are available 15 minutes before each session. TODDLER TIME: For children 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers. This program features books, songs, finger plays, music and movement free tickets are available 15 minutes before each session. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: For children 3 to 5 years old. This program is designed for children who are ready to sit and listen to stories in addition to enjoying songs, finger plays and action rhymes. Free tickets are available beginning at 1:00 pm. CHESS CLUB: For children 6-12 years old. For beginners, you can pick up tips on how to play chess. For chess players, try your chess moves against other players. Free tickets are available at 6:00 pm. MUSIC TOGETHER: Friday, May 2nd at 10:30- Families with children ages 0-5 years old are welcome. * Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the program. MONDAYS AFTER SCHOOL at 4:30pm-Recommended for ages 5 and up May 5th Junior Gardeners-An Afterschool program recommended for children ages 5 and up. Children will learn about seeds, how to plant them, take care of seedlings and the plants they will become. They will also be planting some herbs seeds to take home, along with a plant care guide and recipes. To Advertise Call 281-488-7422

Special Needs Reading Difficulty? Announcing location in Friendswood of Mary Susan McClure, M.Ed., BCBA behavior analyst / special educator offering behavior, language, social skills training for development delay/autism. In Home & Clinic Based Individual & Small Group Therapies Prepare Children for Entry to School Classes Fast ForWord Reading Program School / Home Consultation Insurance Accepted for Autism / ABA Therapy Limited Enrollment Opportunities Call now for appt.

281-996-7907 106 Pecan Drive • Friendswood, TX 77546 marys.mcclure2@gmail.com www.VerbalBehaviorHouston.vpweb.com May 19th Legos! Be creative, innovate and make something new with Legos! For any questions, please call us at (281)488-1906 or find us at our website at http://www.hcpl.net. Follow us on Facebook under Clear Lake City CountyFreeman Branch Library or on Twitter under Freeman Library.

Just for Teens at Freeman Library

5/5 Make It! Monday: Super Hero Cuff at 4:30 pm Your favorite superhero becomes immortalized in your own DIY accessory. 5/7 What’s Your Fandom? Wednesday at 4:30 pm Whether you’re a Brony or Whovian, a Potterhead or Sherlockian, drop into the Zone to celebrate your fandom with crafts, snacks, conversation, and general geekery. 5/8 and 5/22 Gamers Unite! at 4:30 pm Join us in the Zone for tabletop and video games. Have a favorite game? Feel free to bring it with you to share. 5/14 How’s That Work? Engineering Challenge! at 4:30 pm Stop by the Zone and compete in an engineering challenge! Will your design be the winner? 5/19 Teen Advisory Board Meeting at 4:30 pm Are you interested in giving back to the community? Are you looking for leadership opportunities? Are you opinionated? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we invite you to join our Teen Advisory Board. 5/21 Art Through the Ages: Historic Art from Japan at 4:30 pm Travel through time with art. This month weíll learn more about historic Japanese art and create our own pieces inspired by famous works. 5/28 Freeman Teens Read Book Club at 4:30 pm Tell us about everything new or old! Share your favorite books, songs, movies, or television shows while enjoying snacks. For any questions, please call us at (281)488-1906 or find us at our website at http://www.hcpl.net. Follow us on Facebook under Clear Lake City CountyFreeman Branch Library or on Twitter under Freeman Library.

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BJ and the office staff are very knowledgeable and helpful with tile, fixtures and paint selections. The craftsmen were very capable and courteous, and minimized the disruptions and dust. The work was done with no long delays.

We also changed all the counter tops and fixtures in the other bath and the powder room, but we always had one functional bathroom.

Finally, we added space to the garage for a plant room, and some space for my hobby shop. Maverick handled all the multiple permits and inspections with the various government agencies for this addition, and all went very well, also.

The financials were straightforward, with payment amounts and schedule known from the beginning. The electrical and plumbing sub-contractors were also very capable and efficient. There were no financial surprises and we got good value for our money. Tom & Carol, Clear Lake

spurlock fence & concrete 713-772-3600 Spurlock’s had a great crew that replaced our fence and gravel. They were hard-working, polite, did excellent work, cleaned up well and was responsive to concerns and changes. Vicki Buxton, Bay Forest

home repair forum

Williams Pools and Service 281-339-0000

Tree-mendus 281-339-2814 Tree-mendus contracted with us to remove a tree from our property. We are very satisified with the job. The work was completed as scheduled within the estimated budget. Clean up after the project was very good. I would recommend them for your tree work. Delmar Sanders, Kemah

After carefully evaluating four estimates for remodeling our pool, we selected Williams Pools and Service for the job. They retiled, replastered, resurfaced the coping and resurfaced the decking on our pool. The workmanship from each crew was performed in a professional manner by skilled and proficient workers.

Danny Williams provided the single point of contact for us to ensure that this project was executed as promised from inception to completion. Tracye kept us informed on scheduling. Thanks to all for a job well done, we are extremely pleased with our new pool. We highly recommend Williams Pools and Service.

Rick o’s construction and remodeling 713-859-8922 They painted the kitchen cabinets and installed granite countertops. Installed new cabinets in the bath with new tub surround. They also did some exterior work.

Ricks crew did excellent work. Rick and his lead Beau were always checking in and working with us to make sure we were happy with the work. I can’t say enough good things about Ricks crew, from the demo folks to the carpentry, tile installers, plumbers, electricians, they all were very conscious and friendly. Please try him out. You won’t regret it. Judith & Sanders

Maureen and Lyman Brown, Taylor Lake Village

MANNING MASONRY CO., INC. 281-337-3041

I recently had some masonry work done on a brick wall near my driveway and hired Manning Masonry Co., to do the work. I was extremely pleased with the way it turned out - the crew was on time, efficient and I got exactly what I wanted. I would certainly recommend them. Yvette Damien

Lint Blasters 281-889-1444

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Ever since we moved into our house 6 years ago, we have been having dryer issues. We have replaced it once and had our new one serviced 3 times. The last company recommended that we have our dryer vent cleaned and gave us Lint Blasters number. We called them, they came out the next day and 40 minutes later our problem was solved. If we only had known about them, it would have saved us a lot of money. Thank you Robert and Chris.

This company provided the expertise, the service, and the price I was looking for. They offer a terrific feature and send a picture of the technician they are sending to your house so you know who to expect.

Maverick Remodeling 281-326-8800

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Janice G., League City

We knew that remodeling a master bathroom and adding space to the garage would be a major expense, but it was badly needed, so we were determined to get what we wanted and to use a quality remodeler.

We had some ideas, and when BJ came to the house, we were able to describe what we wanted. He also had a number of really good ideas on how to make better use of the space. We went from having a crowded and awkward bathroom to an amazingly open room by merging two closets, and rearranging the tub and shower. Clear Lake Area Community Newsletter • May 2014

Great idea! HVAC can be expensive and it is important to have someone you trust.

Debbie, Houston

I recently had engineered hardwood floors installed in 2 bedrooms and a loft by Prestige Flooring. The selection of wood and the quick visit for an estimate gave me the sense that the other reviews just might be accurate. Well, the crew was excellent, worked steadily with each person doing a top notch job. The floors are so beautiful, the cleanup left my home immaculately cleaned. The amount of time it took was far less than I thought it would be with great results and less time and the price was very fair and the receipt was detailed. Highly recommended company. Great job by Pablo and his men.

Karen Bonica, Kemah

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SPIRIT STORE

INSIDE THIS ISSUE Churches & Religious Organizations Page 48-51

school news Page 1, 6, 9-15

AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION

Civic Organizations Page 17-20, 22-24, 26, 28-30, 32-36, 38-41, 43, 45-47

Collegiate Items • Custom Dorm Room Decor Unique Gift Ware • Custom Pillowcases High School Items

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evelyn meador Library Page 51

Teen Job seekers Page 26

Home Repair Forum

crime report Page 38

Many of us have older homes which are continually being updated, maintained or repaired. If you have a craftsperson with whom you have had a positive experience in home maintenance or remodeling, please share it with the rest of our readers. It may help your neighbors and help maintain your neighborhood. Send your stories to baprint@ sbcglobal.net, fax to 281-488-1149 or mail to: Community Newsletters, Inc. 17301 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77058.

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Armand Bayou Page 47 festivals & bazaars Page 48

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