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SURVIVING BLACK FRIDAY

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, can be thrilling and stressful all at the same time. With stores offering drastically marked-down prices on in-demand items on Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day sales bring big crowds and long lines are to be expected. To successfully make it through the mall without being pummeled by other moms looking for a good deal, we have some tips and tricks to make your holiday shopping spree a little easier:

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Weeks Before Black Friday: • Make a list of the must-have products that you are shopping for this holiday season, including the names of the people for whom you are shopping. This will make your day more organized and will reduce the number of unnecessary purchases that you make. • Sign up for store email updates so that you will be among the first to know what will be on sale. • Print out any online coupons you may have. • Sign up for free store club cards that offer discounts or coupons. Stores like Barnes & Noble offer such programs. • Consider outlet shopping.   The Day Before Black Friday: • Eat a lot of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie. This will not help your shopping, per se, but will make you feel happy and satisfied. • Get a good’s night sleep the night before. Thanks to all that food in your belly it shouldn’t be too hard to fall asleep.   The Day Of Thanksgiving Day Sales: • Know exactly the time that the stores you want to hit are open and go to the store that has the best deals and/or the gift you want to get the most first. Be there at least a half-hour before it opens if the gift is popular. • Leave the kids at home; this is not a day to worry about handholding and good behavior. • Be caffeinated and full - don’t shop on low energy and an empty stomach. • Pack snacks so that you don’t have to stop your marathon-shopping day to grab some grub from the food court. • Bring along a MP3 player or portable CD player to help pass the time when you are waiting to pay for your finds. • Don’t worry about purchasing little gifts today, such as stocking stuffers, but rather focus on gifts that are bigger, harder to find and more expensive. • Consider this a good day to look for that new winter coat or little black dress you need. Clothing sales are usually very good on Black Friday, because so many people are already in the stores looking for toys and gifts. • If a product is not available, but the store offers a rain check, take it. Make sure that when you cash in your rain check you are getting the price that the product was listed at for that day. www.kaboose.com

THE THANKSGIVING TURKEY

Of all the Thanksgiving symbols, the turkey has become the most well known. The wild turkey is native to northern Mexico and the eastern United States. The turkey has brown features with buff-colored feathers on the tips of the wing and on the tail. The male turkey is called a Tom

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and as with most birds, is bigger and has brighter and more colorful plumage. The female is called a Hen and is generally smaller and drab in color. The Tom turkey has a long wattle (a fleshy, wrinkled, brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat) at the base of its bill and additional wattles on the neck, as well as a prominent tuft of bristles resembling a beard projecting downward from its chest. The turkey was originally domesticated in Mexico and was brought into Europe early in the 16th century. Since that time, turkeys have been extensively raised because of the excellent quality of their meat and eggs. Some of the common breeds of turkey in the United States are the Bronze, Narragansett, White Holland and Bourbon Red. Though there is no real evidence that turkey was served at the Pilgrim’s first Thanksgiving, in a book written by the Pilgrim’s Governor Bradford, he does make mention of wild turkeys. In a letter sent to England, another Pilgrim describes how the governor sent “four men out fowling” returning with turkeys, ducks and geese.

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• Topaz is the birthstone? Characteristic is Faithfulness? Flower is the Chrysanthemum? • Arthur Balfour, British Foreign Secretary, proposed settlement of Jewish people in Palestine on November 2, 1917. • First regular radio broadcasts began, over station KDKA in Pittsburgh on November 2, 1920. • Erie Canal formally opened at New York on November 4, 1825. • Iranian revolutionaries took over the U.S. Embassy in Teheran and seized a group of U.S. citizens as hostages on November 4, 1979. • First intercollegiate football game in U.S., Rutgers (home) v. Princeton on November 6, 1869. • Armistice signed ending World War I on November 11, 1918. • Veterans Day first celebrated in United States on November 11, 1954. • Draft of Articles of Confederation approved by Congress on November 15, 1777. • Suez Canal opened on November 17, 1869. • Abraham Lincoln delivered Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. • U.S. President John F. Kennedy assassinated on November 22, 1963. • First national Thanksgiving Day in United States proclaimed by President George Washington on November 26, 1789. • Some important people in history born in November: Daniel Boone, Marie Antoinette, Stephen Austin, Will Rogers, John Philip Sousa, Marie Curie, Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson, Claude Monet, Prince Charles, Frontiersman George Rogers Clark, French explorer Sieur de La Salle, George Eliot, Pope John XXIII, Joe DiMaggio, Louisa M. Alcott, Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Sir Winston Churchill. American Presidents: James K. Polk, Warren G. Harding, James A. Garfield, Franklin Pierce and Zachary Taylor. • The following states were admitted as part of the United States: North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington and Oklahoma.

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GARDENING TIPS FOR NOVEMBER

• Brown patch will continue to plague St. Augustine lawns as nights get cooler and humidity and rain continue. Discolored circles will appear in low areas almost overnight. Apply a fungicide recommended for brown patch according to label directions. Avoid walking through brown-patched turf. It spreads easily from the bottom of your shoes. If brown patch appears in the same lawn areas every year, add an inch or two of sandy topsoil to eliminate those low spots. • Fertilize St. Augustine turf with a winterizing formula to promote root growth over the winter months. Lower your lawn mover blades now and mow on a schedule that cuts no more than one-third of the grass blade away. • As chrysanthemums and other perennials finish blooming, cut flowering stalks to the ground to permit all strength to be used in making root growth. • Feed roses lightly, but avoid nitrogen fertilizers. Do not prune now. Keep up spraying program and water deeply. • Remove dead foliage and plant debris to help eradicate insects and disease organisms. Thin out and transfer volunteer seedlings. Beds made now will benefit by weathering before being planted. If soil is heavy, dig six inches deep, leave rough, cover with gymsum and strawy manure, water and allow to mellow. • Bananas are more likely to bear fruit if the trunk does not die back in winter. Cut banana stalks back to six feet, wrap with newspaper and burlap. • Continue mulching for winter. Build up a thick top mulch to protect roots from freezing and winter drying. Don’t throw away those pine tree needles; they make great acidic mulch for azaleas, gardenias and next Spring’s impatiens. • Place pansies in beds after weather has cooled. Use a little blood meat mixed in soil under each plant. • Now is the best time to plant trees and shrubs.

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Running a meet the size of the Lion Pride Invitational took numerous volunteers. The school community stepped up to the plate, with many students, parents, faculty and staff willing to show up at 6:00 AM on a Saturday to help with the meet.

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POPE JOHN CC INVITATIONAL

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

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KATY ISD GRADUATES SHOW HIGHER ACT SCORES COMPARED TO STUDENTS STATEWIDE

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

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 58th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. A total of 41 of these talented seniors are from Katy ISD. As Semifinalists, these students now have a chance to compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $32 million, that will be offered in spring 2013. Katy ISD’s 2013 Semifinalists are: Cinco Ranch High School: Austin Anthis, David Bjerkaas, Bohao Cheng, Ji-Hoon Cho, Daniel Fernee, Celine Lee, Yifei Li, Hongzhou Liu, Dmitri Mirakyan, Shinq Yng Tan, Tiffaney Tran and Katherine Yu. Katy High School: Maxwell Healy. Seven Lakes High School: Shreya Bagali, Aubrey Baker, Angela Camille, Larry Ding, Alissa Hall, Mei-Hui Kao, Lisa Liu, Gerar Nawab, Akash Punnoose, Chanelle Qi, Dylan Rasch, Tejaswi Veerati, Huan Wu, Zhuoqun Xie, Pearl Xin, Michelle Xu and Shirley Xu.

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OUTSTANDING KATY ISD STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN 2012 LONE STAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CAMPS

This past school year, nine outstanding Katy ISD students were selected to participate in Education in Action’s 2012 spring break and summer camps.  Lone Star Leadership Academy camps took place in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio and Houston/Galveston depending on the students’ grade level. Selection for the Lone Star Leadership Academy was based on each student’s demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation and involvement in school and community activities. During the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps, selected students joined delegations of other distinguished students from across the state to develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. They also

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“After educating students, a school district’s primary duty is to be good stewards of the taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars,” Ludwig said after the meeting. “Everyone in the business office is proud of our perfect record.” Lamar CISD has received the highest possible score every year since the program began. Lamar CISD also received a perfect score, meeting all 70 indicators in the program. The rating is based on student, staff, budgetary and actual financial data reported to the TEA. The program was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 2001 and was developed by the TEA, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, the Texas Business and Education Council, the Texas Association of School Business Officials, Texas School Public Relations Association and other professional organizations. 


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For the 11th straight year, Lamar CISD has received a rating of “Superior Achievement” - the highest possible - on the Texas Education Agency’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, officially known as School FIRST. 

District Chief Financial Officer, Jill Ludwig presented her report to the Lamar CISD Board of Trustees at its regular September meeting.

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Foster High School FOSTER HIGH SCHOOL’S FALCON THEATRE DEPARTMENT INVITES YOU TO OUR FALL MUSICAL ROGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S “SOUTH PACIFIC”

Dec. 7th, 8th at 7:30 PM & Dec. 9th at 2:30 PM

South Pacific is a classic musical by Rogers and Hammerstein considered by critics to be among the greatest musicals of the Twentieth Century. The show won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950 and ten Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score. It’s the only musical ever to have won all four Tony Awards for acting. Recently, in 2008, it won an additional seven Tony’s; including Best Musical Revival. The show takes place on a South Pacific Island during World War II at a U.S. Naval Base where love blooms between a young American Nurse and a French Plantation Owner. While on the island, their love faces hardships as war breaks loose and the couple must decide if true love truly can prevail and conquer all. View the show and enjoy immortal songs such as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Bali H’ai,” “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame” and “I’m in Love With a Wonderful Guy.” Order tickets now and enjoy this Enchanting Musical Classic as you’ve never seen it before! For more information visit: www.fosterfalcontheatre.com

Seven Lakes High School SLHS SAPPHIRE WINTER DANCE SHOWCASE

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:00 PM, Seven Lakes High School Performing Arts Center. Featuring performances from the SLHS Sapphires Dance Team, SLHS Dance Classes, Dance Clinic students, as well as local area dance companies, including the Houston Met. Tickets: Pre-event sale $8, at the door $10.

SLHS SPARTAN HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

The Spartan Showcase of Holiday Homes will be held from 6 to 9 PM on Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th. Tickets are $12 In Advance and $15 at the door. For more information visit: sevenlakesptsa. com or contact Michelle Hebert at michelle@entouch.net

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

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Bear Creek Baptist Church is offering Upward Basketball and Cheerleading for K-8th Grade. Cost is $75 for Basketball and $80 for Cheerleading. They will have one hour of practices a week and on Saturdays they will have a game for one hour. Every practice and game takes place on our Campus. They will learn great new skills from encouraging coaches. Registration began October 15th. Each child needs to attend one evaluation session. Our first Evaluations will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, November 5th, 6th and 8th, between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM in our Gym on the North side of our Church. We will also have one on Saturday, November 10th between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon. We will kick off the season with a Skills Clinic on Saturday, December 1st and practices will begin the next week starting December 5th. You can register on line at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/sports (click on Upward Sports). Contact Linda Newhouse at Linda.newhouse@bcstaff.org for more information. Bear Creek Baptist Church at 5901 N. Fry Rd. Katy, TX 77449, phone 281-859-9900.

Bear Creek United Methodist Church Celebrates our 11th season of UPWARD Basketball and Cheerleading

Registration will begin October 1, 2012 and ends December 8, 2012. Evaluations are December 1, 2012 from 2 PM to 6 PM and December 8, 2012 from 9 AM to 12 noon. Practices begin January 2, 2013 with the first game on January 19, 2013. Last game will be March 9, 2013 and Awards Night is March 10, 2012. Costs are Basketball $75 and Cheerleading $80. For more information, visit bearcreekumc.org or call Larry Tyree at 281-4632330 ext.119 or larryt@bearcreekumc.org (email).

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The West Houston church of Christ is now registering for its second season of Upward Sports basketball. Registration ends on November 3rd, with team evaluations that same day. With just a 1-hour practice and 1-hour game each week, Upward Sports fits your lifestyle while promoting the values that matter to you. Coaches and fans won’t yell at your child; they’ll cheer for them instead! To register, go to our website: www.westhoustonchurch.org or call the office at 281-856-0001. Go to www.upward.org for more information about the Upward Sports programs.

i9 Sports

Registration is open for fall Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer and T-Ball/ Baseball leagues in Katy! i9 Sports is the #1 provider of youth sports leagues, camps and instructional clinics in the country for kids ages 3-14. We focus on fun, skills and sportsmanship with a commitment to safety. For more information, please visit www.i9sports.com or call 281-398-PLAY (7529).

Volleyball

Please contact Dean at volleyballkaty@yahoo.com if you are interested in playing volleyball. You must be at least 18 years old and be able to play at intermediate level. We play at different locations in and around Katy area.

Katy Rugby Club

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

Women’s Basketball League

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

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LADY SHARKS WOMEN’S GOLF ASSOCIATION (WGA)

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

Katy Valkyries HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE

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

Westside Golf League

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

Church News & Events Church Events New Creation hosts Free Ice Cream Social

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

Trinity Baptist Church

10000 Spring Green Blvd, Katy www.trinity-katy.org Worshiping each Sunday at 8:30 am and 11:00 am; Bible Study for all ages at 9:45 am Nov. 11th - 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Jeff and Debby McElroy www.foreverfamilies.com Jeff and Debby McElroy, founders of Forever Family Ministries, will be leading the Nov. 11th, Second Sunday Night service at Trinity. They have been involved with marriage and family ministry since 1989 and have become one of the most sought-after marriage and family speakers across the country. Come hear Jeff and Debby as they share their hearts in a unique blend of honesty, drama, comedy and insight.

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

Living Word Lutheran Church Thanksgiving SERVICE

Living Word Lutheran Church would like to invite the community to join us for a service of thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 20th at 7 pm. Living Word is located at 3700 S. Mason Road in Katy. For more information visit www. livingwordkaty.org or contact the church office at 281-392-2300.  children’s and youth music programs Free children’s and youth music programs are being offered at Living Word Lutheran Church. Age-appropriate lessons in the basics of music will be taught. This will include singing and playing bells/chimes. The program is open to all; church membership is not required.   Ages 3, 4 and Kindergarteners meet on Mondays, 6:00-6:45 pm in the Living Word Annex. Grades 1-6 meet on Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm in the Living Word Sanctuary. Grades 6-12 meet on Sundays at 4:00 pm in the Sanctuary. The program will feature positive reinforcement in a fun and caring environment. Living Word Lutheran is located at 3700 S. Mason Rd., Katy 77450 and the Living Word Annex is at 3750 S. Mason, Suite 900.   For more information, please visit the church website www.LivingWordKaty. org or contact Susan Terry at 832-282-9333 or 281-392-2300, x213 or susanterry@livingwordkaty.org  

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“FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE WORLD” BAHA’I FAITH OF FORT BEND COUNTY

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

Church News Big Back to School and Pet Blessing enjoyed by Fulshear families!

When the launch team for New Creation Lutheran Church gathered to plan a first public event, they wanted it to be family oriented and fun to reflect their worshipping community. This goal was achieved at their first annual Blessings Event held the last Sunday in August. Entire families, including pets, came to the Cornelius’ home on James Lane in Fulshear to receive blessings for the new school year!

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Teachers representing three districts were blessed. Families with roots in Ecuador and Colombia were included, possibly drawn by the launch team’s previous experience supporting education for street children in Peru. Dogs of many breeds romped together, including one retriever who repeatedly jumped into the swimming pool. Thanks to a grant from Fort Bend Thrivent Financial, there were hot dogs to eat and games to play. A large inflatable proved to be the most popular activity. At the end of the day, children left for home with a gift bag, a Bible verse and a smile. All were invited back at a later date for New Creation’s first worship service with Pastor Dale Olson.

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Bingo EPIPHANY BINGO

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

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church BINGO

At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy

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at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.

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Garage Sales Westheimer Lakes, WESTHEIMER LAKES NORTH AND CARDIFF RANCH Community Garage Sale

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

The Star of Destiny Chapter garage sale

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

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

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34th Annual Deerfield Village Christmas Bazaar

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

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Heartwarming Christmas Craft Show Holy Covenant umc

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

The Church of Holy Apostles HOLIDAY HOP

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

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

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FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HOUSTON 18th ANNUAL PILGRIM FESTIVAL

The festival will be on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 10 AM to 4 PM, providing fun for all including craft booths offering handmade crafts. We are currently taking applications from craft vendors. Contact Sue Earl at jearl8925@sbcglobal.net for booth prices and other information.

Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches Westland Baptist Church Family Fun Festival

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

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church will host their Seventh Annual International Festival on Saturday, November 3rd from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Everyone is invited to take a free trip around the world! The International Festival honors all of the different countries and backgrounds represented in our very unique and diverse congregation.  The Festival includes food, games, entertainment, native dress and lots of things to learn about our world. Passports and flag stickers will be given to children to mark the countries visited.  Countries represented in past years included Jamaica, Grenada, St. Lucia, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Trinidad, Tobago, Antigua, Barbados, Spain, Russia, Japan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Liberia,

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The Seven Lakes High School PTSA presents the Spartan Showcase of Holiday Homes! 
Tour a variety of stately homes beautifully decorated for the holidays on Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Advanced Ticket Sales will begin November 14th at Cobblestone Cottage, 23701 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, TX 281-693-4085 and Seven Lakes High School, 9251 S. Fry Road. visit the SLHS PTA Website - www.sevenlakesptsa.com or call 281237-2800. For more information or questions, contact Michelle Hebert at michelle@entouch.net; Cynthia Rodriquez at crod1@comcast.net or Ashley Vann at ashleyvann@earthlink.net

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

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Taylor High School students pictured are Jacob, Anna and Kasey Palfreyman, Nicole and Grant Phillips and Sean Taylor.

Taylor High School Holiday Home Tour

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

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3rd ANNUAL “A MERRY CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK”

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

Living Word Lutheran Church to present “A Night of Rejoicing”

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

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SPARTAN BASEBALL Booster Club 6th Annual GOLF TOURNAMENT

Supporting Seven Lakes High School Baseball Program Meadowbrook Farms Golf Club Monday, November 12th 4 Person Scramble - 12:00 pm - Shotgun Start Box Lunch, SLHS Booster Club Raffle, Dinner & Silent Auction Tournament Events Prizes ~ Long Drive ~ Closest to Pin ~ Longest Putt ~ Within the Flagstick ~ Raffle ~ Silent Auction Other events ~ Spartan Drive ~ Batter Up ~ Par 3 Games Fees: Individual Entry: $125 • Spartan Event Package: $25 Staff/Student Entry: $75 • MVP Sponsor: $ 425 Contact Luke Clements at 281-932-1888 or pamlukeclements@comcast.net for more details or assistance

Fundraisers Keep Kids Connected - Recycle your Aluminum Beverage Cans for a Good Cause!

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

CrossPoint Community Church’s 2nd Annual The Outdoor Market & 5K event! 

The Outdoor Market, a second annual event, that features vendors, craftsmen, household items, children’s activities and concessions will be held at CrossPoint Westgreen, located at 700 S. Westgreen Blvd, Katy, TX.  The Outdoor Market is one of two events being held on November 17th. The first of which is GO 5K A Different Way, a race that includes a series of obstacles and “outreach” tasks where 500 participants will collect items throughout their journey and create care packages that will be delivered to

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Theater, Arts & Music Houston Family Arts Center Announces 2012-2013 Season Memories and Traditions

The Houston Family Arts Center announces its 8 subscription season, an exciting line-up of plays and musicals all of which reflect the theme of “memories and traditions.” The season includes a timeless American classic, a stunning Tennessee Williams drama, three Tony Award-winning Best Musicals, the “revival” version of a musical with characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz and two hilarious comedies.   Season subscriptions are available for $92-$144 and offer incredible savings, exclusive benefits and personalized customer service. Subscribers save as much as 30% off single-ticket prices. HFAC subscriber perks include the opportunity to pick the best seats before they go on sale to the general public, an opening night reception, and recognition in every Playbill. Patrons can purchase their subscriptions online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374. Houston Family Arts Center 2012-2013 Main Stage Season Crazy for You (Nov. 2-25, 2012 on the Garza Main Stage) You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Annie (March 1-17, 2013 at the Berry Center) Leaving Iowa (April 5-21, 2013 on the Garza Main Stage) Over the River and Through the Woods (June 7-23, 2013 on the Garzas Main Stage) Fiddler on the Roof (July 12-28, 2013 at the Berry Center) th

Houston Family Arts Center Receives Houston’s Best Gem of a Theater Award

Houston Family Arts Center received the Best Gem of a Theater Award at the inaugural Houston Theater Awards presented by the Houston Press. The Houston Theater Awards presentation was held at the MKT Bar August 28, 2012. The Houston Family Arts Center received the Gem of a Theater Award

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Kimberly Akimbo, By David Lindsay-Abaire, Directed by Ron Jones, November 29-December 15, 2012, STUDIO 101 (1824 Spring Street, Houston 77007). Kimberly Akimbo is a play written in 2000 by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Its title character is a lonely teenage girl suffering from a disease a lot like progeria, that causes her to age 4 and a half times as fast as normal. Thus, Kimberly is trapped inside the frail physical body of an elderly woman. She meets another misfit (a teenage boy) and the two form an attachment to one another that borders on attraction. The situation is not helped by Kimberly’s rapidly deteriorating health. Soon Kimberly’s family gets mixed up in some crazy money schemes and the family gets emotionally destroyed.

Misc Events NATURE PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Enjoy the outdoors with your child (age 2 1/2 to 5) at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered Tuesday mornings, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include: November 6th: Movement & Migration November 13th: Sprouting Seeds November 20th: American Indians November 27th: **no program** December 4th: Animal Homes December 11th: Christmas in the Woods

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

LONE STAR AFRICAN VIOLET CONVENTION SHOW AND SALE

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

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CINCO RANCH BRANCH LIBRARY (FT. BEND CO. LIB.)

2620 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy, TX 77494, 281-395-1311, Hours Mon. 12 Noon - 9 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 9 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. Closed. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

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LIBRARY CLOSINGS

Veterans’ Day - November 12th Thanksgiving - November 22nd - 25th • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘The Invisible Bridge’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, November 15th beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311 or by visiting the library. How to Set Up a Free Email Account Online: Monday, November 5th - 3:00 PM Sharing Your Digital Pictures: Thursday, November 8th - 10:00 AM MS PowerPoint 2007 Survival Basics: Tuesday, November 13th 10:00 AM MS Excel Survival 2007 Basics: Thursday, November 15th - 10:00 AM MS Word Survival 2007 Basics: Tuesday, November 20th - 10:00 AM

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WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE

• Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 am, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. • Toddler Time: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Library closed November 22nd. • Story Time: Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 2:00 pm each Tuesday. • Pajama Night Story Time: Thursdays at 7:00 pm - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. Library closed November 22nd. • Kinder Korner: a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities - takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. • The After-School Breaks: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM - crafts, movies, stories and more for school-aged children entering first through fifth grades. • The Tween Café, which begins at 4:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, is designed for youth in the 6th – 8th grade.

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Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (FT. BEND CO. LIB.)

8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear, Texas 77441, 281-633-4675 Hours: Mon. 12 Noon - 8 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 6 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 8 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM, Sun. Closed. Website: www.fortbend.lib.tx.us Public Information Office - 281-341-2677.

LIBRARY CLOSINGS:

Veterans’ Day - November 12th Thanksgiving - November 22nd - 25th • FULSHEAR BOOK CLUB - The next meeting of the Fulshear Book Club will take place on Monday, November 19th at 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room. Anyone interested in joining this literary-review club is invited to attend and bring a lunch along, if desired.

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• FULSHEAR NIGHT READERS’ GUILD - The next meeting of the Fulshear Book Club will take place on Monday, November 26th beginning at 6:30 PM, in the Meeting Room. • “Crafty Seniors” – Throughout the month of November, craft projects, made by the senior citizens of the Fort Bend Seniors of Fulshear/Simonton, will be on display. • Discover LearningExpress Library – Wednesday, November 14th, 10:15 AM, Meeting Room. Learn how to use this online computer resource, which offers a variety of interactive practice exams for civil service tests (firefighters, EMTs, postal workers and police officers), tests for teaching, nursing, real estate, SAT/ACT and much more. This resource will help testtakers overcome test anxiety, gain confidence and improve scores, while working at their own pace.

WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE

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The library presents a variety of free children’s programs - Toddler Time, Story Time and School-Age Programs - every month. These programs are free and open to the public. • Toddler Time - Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. • Story Time - Thursdays at 10:15 AM, 3 to 6 years of age, presents stories, movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities. The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd, for the Thanksgiving holiday. • The After-School Breaks - 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:30 PM, crafts, movies, stories and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5. For more information on any of the above-mentioned events, call the library or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

GEORGE MEMORIAL Branch Library (FT. BEND CO. LIB.)

1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond, Texas 77469, 281-342-4455 Hours: Mon. 9 AM - 9 PM, Tues. 9 AM - 9 PM, Wed. 9 AM - 9 PM, Thurs. 9 AM - 9 PM, Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM, Sat. 9 AM - 5 PM, Sun. 1 PM - 5 PM. Website: www.fortbend.lib.tx.us Public Information Office - 281-341-2677. To register online for any event (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “George Memorial Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2604 or by visiting the library.

LIBRARY CLOSINGS:

Veterans’ Day - November 12th Thanksgiving - November 22nd - 25th • AFTERNOON BOOK BREAK: 3rd Thursday, beginning at 12:00 noon, in Room 2D. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy a literary discussion. • Introduction to FamilySearch International Online Genealogy Service: Tuesday, November 6th, 10:00 AM, Computer Lab. This resource contains information compiled by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide for more than 100 years and is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Reservations required. • Photograph Organization: Tuesday, November 13th, 10:00 AM, Computer Lab. Learn how to organize, store, protect and de-clutter photographs. Basic scanning procedures and helpful websites will also be discussed. Reservations required. • Saturday Movie Matinee: Saturday, November 17th, 2:00 PM, Meeting Room. Movie-goers will be treated to an animated family adventure film which puts a futuristic twist on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, Treasure Island. This movie is rated PG. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES: The programs are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however and reservations are required. Typing Basics: Monday, November 5th, 9:00 AM Mouse Practice for Scaredy Cats: Wednesday, November 7th, 10:00 AM Computers 101: Thursday, November 8th, 10:00 AM MS Word Survival Basics: Wednesday, November 21st, 10:00 AM MS Excel Survival Basics: Wednesday, November 28th, 10:00 AM Hands-On Internet: Thursday, November 29th, 10:00 AM

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WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE

The library presents a variety of free children’s programs - Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner and After-School Breaks - every month. These programs are free and open to the public. • Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 11:00 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. • Toddler Time: Thursdays at 10:00 AM, offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Library closed November 22nd. • Story Time: 3 to 6 years of age, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 AM, presents stories, movies and age-appropriate craft activities. Library closed November 24th. • Pajama Night Story Time: 2nd and 4th Thursday at 6:30 PM, gives families an evening option for some activities presented during the daytime. Library closed November 22nd. • Kinder Korner: 1st Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM, a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities. • The After-School Breaks: 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM, crafts, movies, stories and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5. • The Teen Programs: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM, designed for youth in grades 6-8.

Holiday decorating using your existing decor or adding a unique vision. Results that will certainly get you into the holiday spirit. Visit HolidaysAtYourHome.com or our Facebook page for more information. Call for a Free Consultation at 832-407-0361

For more information about any of our events, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers needed at MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital has volunteer opportunities available. Whether you are interested in working in the nursery, at our reception desk, in our gift shop or even transporting patients, we have a place for you. For more information, please contact Brenda Kepner, Manager of Volunteer Services at 281-644-7581.

Houston Area Project Linus

Houston Area Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new, handmade blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized, can use the following items you might be discarding: • Fabri-cotton, cotton blends, flannel and fleece • Yarn • Crochet thread • Narrow ribbon If you have any of these items to donate or for information about Project Linus, please call Karen Hagin, Cinco Ranch resident and Project Linus blanketeer 281-693-7150 or Sally Burns, Houston Area Project Linus Coordinator 281-492-2679. More information about Project Linus can be found at www.projectlinus.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDLIFE ADVOCATES

Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience with wildlife. Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which serves as an emergency care and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, ill, and injured native Texas wildlife. Volunteers are welcome in the areas of assisting in the daily functions of the center, assisting with public education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, the facility is open

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seven days a week to help wildlife in need. TWRC has a mentor program in place to assist volunteers with “hands on” training for those interested in becoming permitted rehabilitators. We invite you to join our organization in saving Texas wildlife – one animal at a time. Call the center at 713468-8972 x158 for more information or email the Volunteer Coordinator at membership@twrc-houston.org. Visit our website at www.twrc-houston.org.

Volunteers Needed IN KATY We Believe In The Power Of Second Chances

CROSSROADS mentors are regular people, just like you, who prevent or reduce youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by fostering positive mentoring relationships. The goal is crime prevention! Our mentors must be 21 years of age and volunteer a minimum of 1 hour a week. There are many sites, areas and available times of the week for mentors to meet with their assigned child. We desperately need loving and caring mentors for boys and girls that do not have anyone visiting them! Please consider devoting just one hour a week to the future of a needy child, many times you are their only visitors. Contact Jan Sadler Gibbs at jan.gibbs@hcjpd.hctx.net or 713-295-2779.

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volunteers needed at AUTUMN GROVE COTTAGE

Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? Autumn Grove Cottage is an assisted living facility for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia related illnesses. We are interested in volunteers socializing with our Residents. We are a small cottage, close to your neighborhood, with just 16 Residents. If you would like to volunteer in a cozy, home-like atmosphere then call the Volunteer Coordinator at 281-398-6845 or visit our website www. autumngrovecottage.com. Come be a part of our philosophy - “To honor our Residents and those who love and care for them.” Volunteers will need to complete a volunteer application and attend a brief training session.

become a Sunrise Volunteer

Fond Memories and Treasured Traditions Start Here…Enrich lives through your generous gift of service as a Sunrise Volunteer. Please call Ozzie Ausborn, Activity and Volunteer Coordinator, for opportunities and details, at 281-240-0500 or email cinco-ranch.avc@sunriseseniorliving.com. Sunrise Assisted Living of Cinco Ranch is located at 21939 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450. We have partnered with Disney and the Helping Hands Network, please inquire to learn how you could qualify for tickets to Disney! For more information, visit our website at www.sunriseseniorliving.com.

VOLUNTEER KATY

Invest your time by volunteering with Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston educating and supporting men and women in making healthy choices for life in sexual integrity, unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion loss. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, facilitating small groups, administrative assistance, medical services, donation room and development. Discover your calling!

Meet with other local people who will gather and discuss/plan community service projects and try to figure out the best way to make a difference in our community. All volunteers welcome. Contact: Linda Wilson at 281-222-1771 or visit http://volunteerism.meetup.com/230.

For information inquire through the web site vsc@phckaty.org or call 281578-0078, Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.

Join a group of people dedicated to improving the lives of children. If you are searching for a good cause to lend a hand to, you need look no further. Houston Children’s Charity is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated

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SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers

The only time our clients say they feel free is when they’re riding a horse in a brisk walk around the arena or driving a carriage through the wooded pastures or feel the nudge of a horse’s muzzle at their shoulder saying, “I’m glad to see you, my friend.” Nothing else can compare with therapy on horseback. Equine-assisted activities improve physical balance and coordination, mental acuity, emotional stability and social interactions. At SIRE, we see miracles on horseback happen every day. The work of our dedicated volunteers helps guarantee that children and adults with disabilities in the Greater Houston Area will have the programs they need to live longer, healthier, more productive lives. In addition to their weekly work in the arena, many of our volunteers donate their time and talents at fund-raising events such as our annual Ride-A-Thon and the yearly Trailblazers Luncheon. Volunteers are on hand during the NARHA on-site certification and annual SIRE Show-Off and volunteers are vital to our Clients’ successes at the Top Hands Horse Show, during the Houston Rodeo and competition at the regional and state Special Olympics. Therapeutic horseback riding creates a bond of success between the rider and their horse. Volunteers are their own personal cheering section and the instructor is their mentor and coach. Clients become more empowered and better equipped to fully live their lives, each day. To volunteer, please call one of our arenas and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator. SIRESpring, call 281-353-6160. SIREHockley, call 281-3567588. SIRE Fort Bend at Sienna Stables, call 281-431-1741.

STANDUP FOR KIDS

How would you feel if you saved a kid’s life? StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk and homeless kids through volunteer outreach efforts. Our volunteers search the streets in

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order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. Every day throughout the US thirteen kids die on the streets from abuse, disease and suicide. According to recent statistics Houston has up to 2,500 kids living on the streets at any given time. Texas has the highest rate of homeless youth in the U.S. StandUp For Kids needs supplies for our Houston program, which provides food, clothing, counseling and a safe environment for the homeless youth of Houston. If you or your organization would like to hold a food or clothing drive for StandUp For Kids, please contact me at HeatherE@standupforkids.org to learn more about StandUp For Kids or how you can help, visit our website at www.standupforkids.org. The single greatest need, for homeless and street kids is our continuous caring and real support. We must convince them that we care, we want them back and we want to help them get off the streets.

Adopt A US Soldier

Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers and donors to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed soldiers and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. Adopt A US Soldier is sustained by its volunteer workforce located across the United States. After a supporter asked a soldier what they needed, his response was as follows: “No requests, just don’t want to be forgotten.” -LCPL O.J.T. III. When registering for Adopt A US Soldier your involvement can range from writing letters and sending postcards, to mailing care packages full of items a soldier may need or want. Handwritten letters are most important and meaningful to soldiers. Adopt A US Soldier encourages civilians to adopt a soldier to show your support for those that are making sacrifices for our country. If interested, please go to www. adoptaussoldier.org to register.

SPANISH MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

In just 1 hour you could touch the hearts of at least 4 seniors. Do you have a little free time? Do you enjoy the company of seniors? We would love to have you volunteer your time and services to our wonderful residents. Spanish Meadows Nursing and Rehab opened its doors in the fall of 2005 bringing quality care in a luxury environment to Katy and surrounding communities. We are located at 1480 Katy Flewellen Road, Katy, TX 77494. To get further information on volunteering, please contact Robbin at 281-394-0088 or spanishmeadowsactivities@gmail.com. Please visit our website at www. spanish-meadows.com.

An Art Volunteer Opportunity at Houston Aphasia Recovery Center

Stephanie Schmadeke, Director of the Houston Aphasia Recovery Center (HARC), a not for profit facility which helps people recover from brain injury, is looking for volunteers to teach painting or drawing lessons to their clients. Their location is 6260 Westpark (in the West Loop/SW Freeway area). This would be perfect for someone who has time and a calling to help people or for students who are looking for community service and teaching experience. Even if you are new to art, you would have something to offer. Just give them what you know. That will be more than enough. (Paint mixing, pallets, brush choices, hand positions, perspective, shading, blending, etc.) All would be a great help to someone recovering from Aphasia. The times/days/ number of students are all flexible. For more information, contact Stephanie Schmadeke, 713-628-9973 or to learn more about Aphasia, visit http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia.

Katy Christian Ministries needs volunteers

Katy Christian Ministries Resale Stores has an URGENT need for volunteers to help with receiving/sorting donations and various other activities. Schedule flexible Monday-Saturday. Please call Michelle Johns at 281-391-5261 or email michelle.johns@ktcm.org or visit www.ktcm.org for more info.

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HealthBridge Volunteering

HealthBridge Children’s Hospital, www.healthbridgehouston.com, located in the Westchase District of Houston is looking for volunteers. Our 40 bed pediatric facility helps children ages 0-21 years of age as they transition from hospital to home. Volunteers can assist our team with direct patient interactions (play, baby holding, reading, mentoring) and indirect patient care (greeters, phone reception and administrative tasks). Volunteer hours vary, please contact Ellyn Poole at epoole@nhsltd.com for more information.

Community of Life Volunteers in Partnership at Kissito Cane Island

Imagine if you had no one to share or even worse, you were limited in your ability to participate in the activities you love? Now, imagine how you would feel if someone volunteered to spend time with you and shared your enthusiasm? At Kissito Healthcare, we realize that when you make a difference in someone else’s life, you make a difference in your own. We recognize that our volunteers not only make a difference in the lives’ of our patients, they are the backbone of our Community of Life activities program. We invite you to be a part of the Volunteers in Partnership program at Kissito’s Cane Island facility in Katy, Texas. All of our programs and services serve a common goal: a better quality of life for the patient and ultimately isn’t that the goal we all have for ourselves? Kissito Cane Island is a post acute and long-term care facility. Here are just a few ways you can volunteer: • Like to read? Read to someone who has lost the gift of sight. • Like to play games? Our residents are always looking for participants. • Have a green thumb? Help us with our table top garden. • Got talent? Come entertain our residents and share your talent. • Do you love a party? Help with monthly events is always needed. • Got a friendly pooch? Ask how pet visits can boost a patients’ day. • Are you crafty? Help out with our arts and craft activities. • History Buff? Hear stories from those who were there.

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Buckner Hospice of Houston is in need of volunteers. We offer many different volunteer opportunities from Patient visits to office duties. Hours of very flexible to fit your busy schedule. You donate the number of hours you can. Please contact Toni Cruse Volunteer Coordinator at 281-493-6800 or 713918-9320 for more information.

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STAY ACTIVE. STAY ENGAGED. A new place for seniors to learn, located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, near Texas 6 and Clay Road. Free classes available to Harris County residents 55 and older on subjects ranging from basic computer skills to digital photography to astronomy, photo editing and memory enhancement. We need you in our classrooms! Get free volunteer training. Teach your own computer class. Contact us now at 713-274-3250 or email us: glaziersec@hctx.net. Operated by Harris County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack.

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Calling on all the quilters in the area to help make pillowcases and small blankets. This last year we donated over 200 pillowcases and small blankets to various charities. The demand is even higher with all of the families that have lost their homes because of the fires in and around our area. We need you and we have fabric that has been donated but we need your hands and time to make someone smile. If you would like to help, call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000.

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Treasured Ones Foundation, a day habilitation program for young adults with special needs, located on 913 S. Mason Rd. in Katy, is seeking volunteer help to assist clients with arts and crafts, music, physical activity, computers and much more. For more information, please contact the volunteer coordinator, Janie at 832-766-0505 or 281-829-0284.

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The Solana is in need of Katy Texas great Volunteers. We need Volunteers to spend time with residents, deliver mail, go on outings, help with activity programs, shop with them and for them. We have great opportunities for volunteers to meet new people, make friends and touch lives. If you would like to volunteer your time, please Contact Vicky Ashbrook 281-395-9600 or email at vashbrook@thesolana.com . The Solana is located at 24001 Cinco Village Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494.

Volunteer Opportunities: Vantage Hospice

Do you enjoy helping others? Vantage Hospice is seeking volunteers who enjoy visiting with others. There are many opportunities for volunteers such as clerical help, helping with social activities in nursing facilities, sewing or minor handy work projects for our patients. Vantage Hospice will train all volunteers; please contact - Dawn Slezak, dslezak@vantagehospice.com or 281-878-9553.

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Support & Help Groups • KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES - Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault. The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY 281-391-5262. • The Compassionate Friends (TCF) - meetings are held in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd in Katy, across from the Taylor High tennis courts. For more info. please visit our website, www.compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281492-1262. • The Compassionate Friends Houston West Chapter meets every second Monday at 7 pm at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, room ET102. Info. at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. • CANCER COUNSELING (FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY) - meets Thursdays from 7-8 pm at Christus St. Catherine Hospital. For registration and info., contact Cancer Counseling, 713-520-9873 or www. cancerhouston.com. Spanish-speaking available. • Free Mental Disorders Family Support Groups - Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston.org or call 713-970-4419. • NAMI Family to Family - free mental disorders family education course. For info., please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-849-5637. • DEPRESSION Bipolar support alliance - For info., call the DBSA office at 713-600-1131 or check out our website at www.dbsahouston.org. • The Katy OCD/Anxiety group for parents - meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/. • Katy/West Houston/Sugar Land Tourette Syndrome Support Group - meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7 PM at Christus St. Catherine Annex Hospital, 2nd floor, classroom B, 701 Fry

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Road. For further info., please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email darbar4@comcast.net. • Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) - For Ages 12 to 17, call 281870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25, call 713-647-8858. • Harris county WIC PROGRAM - For additional info. about WIC, call 713-439-6145 or www.houstontx.gov/health/WIC. For a recorded message listing all Harris County WIC sites, you may call 713-439-6130. • ECI Project TYKE - If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd.org. • Different Strokes - a support group for stroke survivors meets every Tuesday at 10:00 AM in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. Call for further info.: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281-463-3490. • The Arc of Katy - Board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 PM. We meet at City Police Station located at 5456 Franz Rd. The ARC of Katy members are always welcome. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional info. • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) - meets at West Houston Community Center, 725 Bateswood. For times, please see our website at www.foodaddicts.org or call 281-392-8914. • West Houston Medical Center - offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups and free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/ Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657. • DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP - Every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more info., call 713-632-5237. • Home Encouragement - a 501(c)(3) non-profit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. For info., contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281-347-LIFE or visit our website at www. homeencouragement.org. • Katy Essential Tremor Support Group - meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse,

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25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For info., contact Betty Ann Schwarz at 281-347-2194 or email schwarzrb@comcast.net. • Katy ADHD parent group - meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month, in room S201, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. For more info., contact Laura Peddicord at 281-3926064 or laurapeddicord@comcast.net. • Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church - located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers groups for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www. whatisgrace.org/care.html. • st. peter’s united Methodist church support groups – We offer many different types of groups. For more info., call 281-492-8031. Located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. • The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281-395-3950 or go to www.thefellowship.org/ ministry/merimnao for more information. • Christ Clinic - No Insurance? Need medical treatment? Let us help. Christ Clinic located at 5504 First St., Katy, Texas 77493 (Next-Door to Katy Christian Ministries), 281-391-0190. • Holy Covenant United Methodist Church weekly Support Groups - Grief and Divorce care support groups. For more info., www. holycov.org or call the church 281-579-1200. • CROSSPOINT COMMUNITY CHURCH - Celebrate Recovery meets every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public. For more info., go to www.crosspt.org/classes or call 281-398-6464. • Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Meetup Group – monthly meetings provide info. and support for sufferers/families regarding any of these or related disorders. Sign up for more info at meetup. com (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email vtway@comcast.net or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other info. and meeting schedule.

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• Hopekeepers - national web site is restministries.org for more information or come to one of the local support groups. Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church (2655 S. Mason Rd) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Epiphany of the Lord Church (1530 Norwalk Dr) on Mondays at 6:30 PM. • Lifeway International - an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information call 713-270-6753.

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Parenting Groups • LA LECHE LEAGUE OF KATY AND WEST HOUSTON - Methodist West Houston Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094. Daytime Meetings 1st Wed. of month, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Evening Meetings, 4th Mon. of month, 7:00-8:45 PM. For further info., please call: Susan 281829-6833, Maria 832-606-9932 (Spanish). La Leche League International’s website is: www.lalecheleague.org. • MOMS Club of Katy - please email momsclubkatyse@yahoo.com. You can also contact Jamie Ensminger, Membership VP: 832-493-1507. • MOMS @ Second - West Campus - Cost is $40 for entire year. Childcare provided for a minimal cost. For more info, call Faye at 713-4653408 x 1007. • Bear Creek Baptist MOPS – Meets the second and forth Friday of each month at 9:30 AM. The cost is $10 per meeting for childcare and MOPS dues. For more info, contact Kristi Brock at Kristig8@hotmail.com or 281-858-4202. • Katy Moms In PRAYER International group - For info., call Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit www.MomsInPrayer.org on the web. • Mothers’ Share Group - meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule; at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). For more info. or to confirm childcare, contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org. • Mocha Moms - a Stay-At-Home Support group for women of color. For more info, contact Hesma at 281-762-0262 or www.mochamomswesthouston.org. • iBLOOM - young Moms…come share Monday mornings with us. Visit online at www.whatisgrace.org/ibloom. Grace Fellowship UMC, 2655 S Mason in Katy. • REAL MOMS OF KATY PLAYGROUP - This group is down to earth and drama free. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy. • All Moms of Katy - come run AMOK with us! Contact membership at allmomsofkaty@gmail.com to get involved. • WORKING Moms of Katy - group to support working moms in the Katy area Charlene Taylor charleneetaylor@yahoo.com, 281-235-3043 or http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/workingmomsofkaty. • Katy Moms In PRAYER International group - For info., please contact Leslie Power at 281-392-2357 or visit the Moms In Prayer website at www.MomsInPrayer.org. • KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM) - meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at The Church of Holy Apostles located at 1225 West Grand Parkway S. For more info., please email membership@ kapom.org or visit our website www.kapom.org. • Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented Support group (KPGT) - an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting quality educational services for the gifted students in the school district. Visit our website at www.kpgt.org for a printable membership form. • Katy Association of Child Care Professionals - meets the third Wednesday of each month at the MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon. Refreshments are served. For more info., call 281-578-6376 or 281-392-0989. • PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS - For more info. about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www.parentswithoutpartners. org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www. pwphouston.org. Contact Barbara 281-469-5646. • FAMILY TO FAMILY -an organization dedicated to helping families who have a child with disabilities. For more information, please all Joanie or Carolyn at 713-466-6304 or go to www.familytofamilynetwork.org.

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• Breath Of Life Children’s Center Clinic - We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For questions, please call 281-398-7353. • MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL - offers parenting classes, for info. call 713-222-CARE. • West Houston Medical Center - offers parenting classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065.

Community & Commerce Groups • KATY AREA REPUBLICANS KATY’S CONSERVATIVE VOICE - For info., contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or ktuqt@consolidated.net or check our Face Book page or our website www.katyrepublicans.com. • West Fort Bend County Republican Women – For more info., contact Susan at 281-633-2277 or BurgerBizInc@aol.com. • Katy Area Democrats - meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at Briarchester club house at 7:00 PM. For info., contact Pat Darwish 281-6470986, visit ww.katydemocrats.org or email atydems@hotmail.com. • Katy Mommy Patriots - moms meeting to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Meets twice a month. For more info., call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854. • The Rotary Club of Katy Sunrise (RCKS) - meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, for breakfast at The Club at Falcon Point, guests and visitors welcome. For more info. visit www.katysunriserotary.com. • The Rotary Club of Katy - meets each Thursday, noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E. For more info., call 281392-0045 or www.katyrotary.com. • WEST HOUSTON ROTARY CLUB - Tuesdays, 12:15 PM, West Houston Omni, North Eldridge at Katy Freeway. 281-627-0662. • Katy Toastmasters - meets the first three Thursdays of each month at 7:30 PM at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 25525 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. We are located behind Katy Mills Mall near Pin Oak Road. Visitors are welcome! Visit our website at http://katy.freetoasthost.org/ • Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club - meets every Thursday at 11:45 AM at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084, telephone 281-228-6287. For more info. on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org. • Easy Risers Toastmasters - meets every Tuesday morning from 7 - 8 AM in the Fulbright Tower located at 1301 McKinney. For more info., contact Ed Young at edyoung2@hotmail.com.

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• West Houston’s (CBMC) Christian Businessmen Committee - meet at various times and places. For more info call Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 or visit www.houston.cbmc.com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • American Business Women’s Assoc. Katy Charter Chapter - meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at Hasta La Pasta (Katy) 6:00 PM. Networking begins at 6:00 pm, dinner and meeting at 6:30 pm. Email RSVP’s and inquiries to abwa.katy@gmail.com. • W. Houston Chapter, Intern’l Assoc. of Admin. Professionals (WHIAAP) - meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Huston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). (Caroline Champness CPS/CAP caroline. champness@bp.com). • ABWA west houston network - meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corrridor. For more info. or to RSVP, visit our website at www.whenabwa.org.  • Business Network International - KATY - meets every Thursday, 7:00 - 8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Please RSVP, Ron Orlando 281-398-5661. For more info. on Katy BNI, go to www. katybni.com. • (BNI) Business Network International - Cinco Ranch meets each Tuesday morning at 7-8:30 am at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, Katy, TX 77450. For info., Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas. • Parkway Business Partners chapter of BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413. • InHouston-Katy PremIer Professional Business Networking - meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For info., call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, gail@freedomnow.net or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@newellcheatheam.com or http:// inhouston.ning.com/events InHouston-Katy. • BIZPACK - “Connecting People in Business and Life” Networking And Breakfast $5: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:309:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-455-4579 or email janemoughon@gmail.com.

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• THE ULTIMATE FITNESS AND WELLNESS NETWORK - Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM. Membership is free. For more information, contact Karen Narum 281-871-8920 or fitnessjourney@ live.com. • West Katy Netweavers - meets at Essence Cafe at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear every first and third Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM sharp. The cost of attendance is $1. For questions, tajanamesic@greengrovegroup.com or visit www.meetup.com/ West-Katy-Netweavers/ • Katy Bar Association - an Association of Attorneys who live or work in the Katy Area, holds its monthly meeting at 12:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Willow Fork Country Club. Contact Nick Nicholas at nnicholas@jw.com or 713-752-4443 for more info. • KATY NEIGHBORS’ COFFEES - Meets monthly on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at members homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-5788-2078 or 281395-1730. • Welcome Wagon Club of Katy - please call Sharon at 281-3921658, or email welcomewagonclubkaty@yahoo.com. • The green Trails Ladies Club - For more info., call Helen Connolly at 832-577-7177. • The Greater Katy Exchange Club - meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15, includes dinner and guest speaker. For info., www.KatyExchangeClub.com or call Newell Cheatheam at 281-3923034 or Kyle Simmons 281-497-7180 or www.KatyExchangeClub.com. RSVP is required. • The Katy Singles (over 35+) Meetup Group - a social club with free membership. Events are held in the Katy area. To learn more visit http:// singles.meetup.com/1676. • Texas Coastal Cattlewomen (TCCW) - meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. For more info., contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-3811987. • KATY ROCKS - Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ Group has a variety of events each month. For more details, visit www. meetup.com/Katy-Rocks. • BP Partners - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. Monthly activities. For membership info., contact Phyllis Crouch at phylliscrouch@comcast.net or www.bppartnershouston.com. • KATY AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS - meets at 11:30 AM, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center in Katy. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or lzacek@hotmail.com. •  Commute Solutions - programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide visit www. commutesolutionshouston.org or call 832-681-2589.

Craft & Hobby Groups • Nottingham Country Garden Club of Katy - We welcome all people interested in gardening and the environment, from the West Houston and Katy area. You do not have to live in Nottingham Country to belong to our organization! For more information about the club, please call 281-578-1036 or 281-693-0016. • american sewing guild in katy - meets 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 PM at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more info., go to www.asghouston.org. • The Pride of Texas Decorative Artists - meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. For more info., call Gloria Ware 281-4920246. • WEST HOUSTON QUILT GUILD, 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00 PM Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084, For more info., check our website at www.whqg.org. • KATY QUILTERS, Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000.

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• The Bluebonnet Stencilers of Texas - meets 1st Monday of the month from 6:30 - 9 PM at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter (One block east of Sam Houston Toll Road west). For more info. concerning meetings, call 281-370-2005. • KATY AREA KNITTING GUILD – Last Monday of the month, 6:30 PM, Spring Creek Barbeque on Westgreen & I-10. • The Houston Pond Society – Meets first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more info., please visit our website www. houstonpondsociety.org. • West Houston Chapter of the Romance Writers of America - meets 2nd Saturday of each month. Visit us on the Web at www.whrwa.com for more info. on upcoming events. For more info. Chuck or Carol 281-550-8679.  • FAIRBEE SQUARE AND LINE DANCE CLUB - dances each Thursday night, 7:30 – 9:30 at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner. Info. may be obtained by calling Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or nanette@hotmail.com. • Prairie Promenaders Square Dance Club - meets first four Friday nights at Westland Baptist Church, 1407 W. Grand Pkwy S. Lessons are from 7-8 PM. The Club dance follows from 8-10 PM. For questions, call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701. • Houston Square & Round Dance Council, Inc. - For info., call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square dance web site: www. squarethru.com. • WESTSIDE OVER 50 CLUB - meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. For reservations and info., please contact Kirk Hanson, 281-346-0459 or Betty Larsen at 281-392-3836. • The Katy 4-F Bass Club (Friends Fishing For Fun) - is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit www. katy4fbassclub.com. • The Texas Triumph Register (TTR) - an organization of Triumph owners and enthusiasts. For more info., contact Mike Hado at 281-807-4780, mdhado@comcast.net or www.TexasTriumphRegister.org. • The Katy Bead Group - meets Wednesdays at 12:00 noon on the second floor of the Cinco Ranch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494. For info, call Jean at 281-693-4398 or Carol 281-4926053 or email her at Fortijd@aol.com. • The Katy Pokemon TCG League - We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 at DoubleDave’s Pizza at 1660 S. Mason Rd. Call Camille at

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Heritage Groups • WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB - meets 3rd Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, at Cy-Fair VFD Admin building, 9630 Telge Road. For more info., call Hank Berti, 281-858-1944. • IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION - meets 4th Tuesday of every month. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM at the Harris County MUD #81 building located at Cimarron Parkway and Hidden Canyon, in Katy. This is just west of Mason Road, one mile south of I-10 at Mason Road (exit #745). Call 281-395-3038 for more info.. • BRITISH AND EXPAT FAMILIES OF KATY - Social group open to all Brits and expats living in Katy and surrounding areas. For more info., www. meetup.com/british-and-expat-moms-of-katy or contact Vanessa Heintz 281-579-2832 (vanessa.heintz@rocketmail.com). • Bear Creek Brit’s - British or married to a Brit? We meet regularly for coffee mornings, dinners, movies and children’s activities. If interested, please phone Cath at 281-395-6701.

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• National Council of Jewish Women - Career Branch of NCJW has monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For info., call Leda 713-572-9924 or mkarchmer@sbcglobal.net. • BAYOU BELLES SERVICE ORGANIZATION - Professional women from Acadiana, meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7 PM, Contact: Angeline Labbe’-Auzenne at www.BayouBelles.org. • CIVIL WAR REENACTING - Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas - call 281-579-3417 or visit www.texas-brigade.org. Select 1st Texas and then Co C.” • The Sam Houston Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas - meets 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). Lunch meetings are held at The Briar Club located at 2603 Timmons Lane beginning at 12 Noon. Visit us on the Web at http://samhoustonchapter.tripod.com or call John C. Thrash 713-647-0570 or 713-352-0993. • JAMES BATES SOCIETY OF THE CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - meets once a month from September to May on Sunday afternoons usually from 2:00 to 4:00 at different locations. Please contact the Senior Society President, Kathy Pritchett at kathyspritchett@gmail.com or by phone at 713-876-6057. For more info., go to www.nscar.org. • AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS - meets at 7:30 PM, at the Elks Lodge on Katy Fort Bend Rd., on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All past and current members of our armed forces are invited to attend. • Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars - meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. near Ave. D. All U.S. veterans of foreign combat are welcome to visit or come join with us. For more details phone 281-391VETS(8387) or come see us! • Marine Corps League: Tijerina Detachment meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Katy Elks Lodge #2628. For additional information, call 281-799-9382 or 936-931-5945. Or visit us online at www. usmcmarine1.org. • CIVIL AIR PATROL THUNDERBIRD SQUADRON - Cadet program is open to boys and girls, age 12 and adults. Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 6:45 PM at 18000 Groeschke Road off Barker Cypress at the West Houston Airport. For further info., email ajmorrow1311@att.net.

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• Delta Gamma Alumnae Group of Katy/West Houston - For more info., contact Terri Barrow at 281-492-2847 or tlbarrow402@comcast. net. • Katy Coogs Alumni Network - University of Houston Alumni Club that serves U of H alumni in Katy and its surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining this club, please contact: Rom Crespo, romcrespo@ sbcglobal.net. • KATY/west houston AGGIE MOM’S CLUB - meet monthly on the first Thursday of each month (except January, July and August) at 7:00 PM, at Living Word Lutheran Church at 3700 South Mason Road, Katy. For more info., visit www.aggiemoms.org or www.katywesthoustonaggiemoms.com. • Xi Mu Eta - We are Beta Sigma Phi, an international Sorority. Please call Geri Riley at 281-395-6468 or geri.riley@juno.com for more info. regarding our chapter and meeting dates. • Laureate Theta Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi - meets twice a month in member’s homes. For more info., please contact Pinky Stromek at 281-395-6766 or Alice White at 281-599-8347. • Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Southwest Houston Council - an international women’s friendship network, that also provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others. For info., please contact Jill Coble at 281-392-7181, jcoble3930@gmail.com. • Theta Phi KATY - Please contact us: Lorilee Leyendecker, lorilee.dawn@ yahoo.com or 281-467-4972 or Gina DiLuzio, z5gdil@sbcglobal.net. • Bear Creek Genealogical Society & Library Inc - meetings held 2nd Thursday of each month (September-May), from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, at Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084. For more info., contact Gary at 281-398-0333, email getober@ hotmail.com or Betty at 713-467-6302, email b.bond007@comcast.net. • Greater Katy Alumnae Panhellenic - welcomes all NPC sorority members to come to their meetings. For further information, see their website at www.katypanhellenic.org.

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Beautiful 100% wool rug, 9’6”x13’6”, great condition, $500. kim.bozzone@ yahoo.com. Handbags! Gently used Dooney & Burke and a new Brighton handbag. Priced to sell. kim.bozzone@yahoo.com. Westinghouse 16 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer. Good condition, great for a spare, $95. Call George, 832-647-9064.

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Mary Engelbreit Collectibles: dishes, books, pictures, etc. 281-347-4428. Wine Cooler, 330 bottles, elegant oak exterior, $8,000 new, asking $1,650. Email spalm20109@gmail.com for pics, call 281-520-0348. Brand new, large, unfinished, ornate wooden art/picture frames. Four 46x58 perimeter with picture area 36x48; five 26x33 perimeter with picture area 18x26, finished dark brown. Call Randy at 281-732-6535. Photos of frames can be emailed. Make offer. Must sell! Beautiful custom covered,  Billiard Factory pool table and accessories. Accessories include pub table with two bar stools, pool sticks with stand and game room wall decor. Total price $1,600. Please call 832296-6562. New, assembled, “The Rack,” $25, cost $100. Super Curl Bar, $12, cost $28. Call 281-492-6670. Homecoming/Prom dresses: sizes 6, 8, 9, M, $35 and up; dry-cleaned. Call 281-579-0527 or email tmzamp64@yahoo.com for pictures. Oreck upright vacuum, $50; Oreck handheld, $30; small sofa, flowered, overstuffed, excellent condition, $75; kitchen island, never used, $35; piano, upright, good condition, $250; 61-key piano, electronic keyboard, never used, $50; four cemetery plots in Pearland, $2,200 each. Call 281-865-1452.

Leather media room chairs brand new, $800 for two; brand new bar, granite top, cherry wood with two bar stools, $900; Raymond Weil stainless steel watch, $200; pillow top queen size mattress, $500; black, four drawer dresser, night stand and TV stand, great for college student, $100 all three pieces. Call 281-636-6545. Custom white, faux wood blinds for sale. 3 - 40x70, 1 sink window 34x40. $40 each or best offer. Call 281-463-1175. Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, lat-pull pully system & over 200 lbs. of weights. Also a chest-explosion machine & accessories for the pully system. Excellent condition. $325 or $350 delivered assembled. 281-881-6405. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail.com.

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2005 Nissan Altima 3.5L SE. Silver with black leather, 93K miles, Bose Sound with six disc CD. Excellent condition, $7,500. Call 281-687-1022 for more details. 2003 Pontiac Bonneville, 62,000 miles, leather, $4,800. 281-732-4276. 1990 Nissan Altima, red, 75,000 miles, sunroof with brand new stereo, black leather seats, price is negotiable. Call 281-636-6545.

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2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS. Automatic, V6, 62K miles. Original owner. Black, grey interior, 6 disc CD player, power everything, cruise control, roof rack, privacy glass, $6,650. 281-414-8784.

Mediterranean style tables, heavy solid oak wood, 5 1/2’ coffee table; two 2’ end tables; one 6-sided table, $250. 281-579-2474.

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Spa room for rent, $125/wk., located in busy Katy shopping center. We welcome Med. spa procedures, massage, skincare. Please call 713-5054983 or email hairremovalcr@sbcglobal.net. New Homeowner Welcoming Service seeking personable individuals to serve as local representatives visiting new residents in the Katy area. Must be outgoing, self-motivated, organized & computer literate. Flexible hours, must be available to work Saturdays; part-time & full-time positions available. Email resume to info@lonestargreetingservice.com. Experienced, responsible adult needed to be part of a team of childcare providers at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church at 1351 S Mason Rd @ Park York. Must be able to work Sunday evenings and pass a background check. Proof of current CPR training should be submitted with resume. Starting pay is $7.50 per hour. Submit resumes to Carol Kutzer at info@cornerstonekaty. org or call 281-579-1080. Sales Position. Looking for a Retiree with Automotive background and a passion for Import Autos. Must have articulate phone skills to sell Engines to auto repair shops and dealerships throughout the United States. Part timeCommission Only. Phone 832-969-5460. YMCA Before/After School Counselors - Responsible adults needed to supervise children in local Katy ISD elementary child care sites either before school, after school or both. High School Diploma or GED required. Must love working with children and embody the 5 core values of the YMCA – Faith, Honesty, Caring, Responsibility and Respect. Part-Time. Shifts available Monday—Friday: 6:30-8:30 AM and/or 2:30-6:30 PM. Submit applications to Sherry Hubbard sherryh@ymcahouston.org.

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Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc. (MRE, Inc.) is always in search of highly motivated Real Estate Agents who’s core values that are aligned with that of the Broker’s. You are not expected to have the exact know-how when you start. But open minded and willing to learn from a TREC-MCE Instructor with over 28 years experience on leasing and working with property management with single family homes & condos. MRE, Inc. will guide you on the proper forms to use. Broker will provide a one-on-one support to any Real Estate Agent willing and wanting to learn more. MRE, Inc. will assist you to better serve your clients/ customers/investors with sales, leases and property management. MRE, Inc. has been recognized and involved with Katy ISD, Community Education for more than 23 years at Taylor High School in Katy. MRE, Inc. offers incentive packages along with additional Real Estate knowledge. For more information and to get started on your new career today; please contact the Broker, “Tisha” Matticks, at mre@mantarayenterprises.com . Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010. Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email YoungAn@cyfairtkd.com. Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095. Wanted - Hairstylists. Looking for a fun and relaxing place to work, one that appreciates you? Look no further! Sheri Marie’s Salon & Co. is hiring great hairstylists. Visit www.sherimariesalonco.com or call 281-463-7375. Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to assistdds@hotmail.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-4019828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com. Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. Michelle’s Salon is looking for good experience hairstylist, massage therapist, nail tech and esthetician, lease or commission. 832-878-1052. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900.

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

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