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The official newsletter for the Villages of Copperfield... Copperfield Place, Easton Commons, Middlegate, Northmead, Southcreek, Southdown, and Westcreek. Your newsletter can now be viewed online at www.krenekprinting.com (Newsletters - Hwy 6 Area - Copperfield)
COPPERFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER HOURS
The Community center will be open from 9 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday and closed on Saturdays.
Copperfield Crime Watch
Because of YOU, Copperfield experienced statistically record low crime in 2012! Make it your 2013 New Year’s resolution to help stop crime in Copperfield! If you see any suspicious persons/activity, call the Sheriff’s Department at 713-221-6000, option 1. For all emergencies, please call 911. Here are six easy steps to help you obtain your 2013 New Year’s resolution to help prevent crime in Copperfield!!! 1. Go grab your mobile phone right now (I know you have one!) and save the Sheriff Department’s phone number to it. 713-221-6000. Help us prevent crime by being aggressive in calling in ALL suspicious behavior/activity! 2. On your smart phone, download the Sheriff Department’s iWatch app to report any crimes at: http://iwatchharriscounty.com 3. Stay engaged! Follow us on Facebook at “Copperfield Safety and Security,” where we just received over 545 Likes! You can find a link to this at the recently updated Copperfield Crime Watch website at: www.copperfield.org/watch.php 4. Follow us on Twitter @CPRFLDWatch 5. Attend our Crime Watch meetings! Our next meeting is on January 9th, at 6:30 PM, at the Copperfield Community Center. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month. Please plan on attending! 6. Tell your friends and neighbors! The stronger we are as a community in fighting crime, the safer we can make Copperfield!
Will you be going away and want the Sheriff’s Department to check on your home while you’re gone? If so, you can print a Vacation Watch Form from the website. Simply go to www.copperfield.org and follow the link to the Online Forms and Documents. Other forms on the site include Architectural Control Committee Applications and a Deputy Request Form. The site also includes a Lost/Found Pet page, listings of local area daycares and places of worship, schedule of upcoming Board of Director meetings and information on each of the Villages of Copperfield, as well as links to other area organizations, schools, etc. If you have a comment or suggestion on the website, you can email us at email@example.com.
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Copperfield Crime Watch General Contacts: Copperfield Place Village, Middlegate, Easton Commons Southcreek Village Northmead, Southdown Westcreek Village
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The Board of Directors of CCA recently completed an extensive bid process for residential solid waste collection and awarded a new contract to Waste Corporation of Texas, L. P. effective February 1, 2013. The contract also offers recycling and types of recycling bins/carts to the Villages that each of their Association Boards approved. The level of residential trash and/ or recycling services to be provided by WCA to each of the Customer’s communities is as follows: Copperfield Place - Curbside trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays and no recycling; Easton Commons - Curbside trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays and curbside recycling on Friday with WCA-provided 18-gallon recycling bins; Middlegate - Garage door household trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays and curbside recycling on Friday with WCA-provided 48-gallon wheeled carts; Northmead - Curbside trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays and curbside recycling on Friday with WCA-provided 48-gallon wheeled carts; Southcreek - Garage door household trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays and curbside recycling on Tuesday with WCA-provided 48-gallon wheeled carts; Southdown - Garage door household trash service on Tuesdays and Fridays and curbside recycling on Tuesday with WCA-provided 48-gallon wheeled carts and
We had a blast at our December Holiday Party and we marked the end of another successful year for our women’s club. We look forward to 2013 with enthusiasm. Happy New Year Everyone!! In January, we will meet for our first annual business meeting followed by a fun game of Bunco. In February, organization is the word. We hope to receive guidance that we can use in all aspects of our lives. CWC is a service organization that gives back to the community, so all funds raised will go right back to the community in scholarships for graduating high school seniors, at Lone Star College, Cy-Fair and grants to other non-profits in our community as well. Membership for the Cy-Fair Women’s Club is open to all ladies in Northwest Houston/Cypress neighborhoods. Currently we meet the first Thursday of most months at West Houston Church of Christ. Our meetings begin with social time and refreshments at 7:00 PM immediately followed by a program at 7:30 PM. The church is located at the corner of Queenston and West Road. Our monthly meetings are not only educational and enjoyable, but they develop lasting fellowships. We look forward to meeting you there! Please contact Susan McLeroy, Membership Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about our club or need directions to the church.
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See Something, Say Something!!
As a reminder, it is critical to be able to recognize something that is out of the ordinary. Although many residents don’t know all their neighbors, they usually know a few. They also become familiar with patterns of living, like when people leave for work, the cars normally seen in a driveway, etc. It is these patterns that become what we consider “normal.” Whenever we see something that is not normal, it should warrant our attention. It may be a vehicle parked in a driveway or street, it may be someone walking on the street from house to house or it may even look like someone who is working on a project. If anything looks suspicious, call the Sheriff (713-221-6000). If someone knocks on your door, make certain you know who it is before you open the door, it if sounds out of the ordinary, call the Sheriff. If you, in any way, think something may be suspicious, call it in to the Sheriff (713221-6000)! The Crime Watch Committee also asks you to consider becoming involved in our Crime Watch program. You may contact your village representative listed on the Copperfield website, in the Copperfield newsletter or visit one of our monthly committee meetings (Second Wednesday of each month at the Copperfield Community Center at 6:30 PM). In order to receive updates, you may register at the Copperfield website at: www.copperfield.org/sl_register.php to stay informed and receive crime watch updates. Please continue to call in any and all suspicious activity you observe at any time, to the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 713-2216000 (Option 1 for dispatch). For life threatening emergencies, call 911.
Copperfield Place Village (CPV) A WORD FROM THE BOARD
The board hopes that by now all homeowners had a Merry Christmas and Happy New year! We hope that the New Year brings us all prosperity, good health and goodwill. The drive through for the Christmas home decorations was held and 3 homes were selected as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Many of the homeowners had beautiful decorations and the selection was not easy. We still thank all homeowners who displayed their home beautifully with Christmas joy this year. A reminder that all Christmas decorations must be removed by the end of January.
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(CPV) POOL & PARKS COMMITTEE
The pool is CLOSED. Trespassing and jumping the fence to get inside the pool area is prohibited. A reminder that we do have cameras monitoring the pool while it is closed. Any strange activity in the pool or parks area, please call the Sheriff’s Department.
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If you are interested in being a volunteer, please call SCS and leave your name and telephone number and someone will be contacting you. We are still in need of block captains. Remember if you see anything suspicious, call the Non-Emergency number below. Don’t wait until it is too late. REMINDER: It is imperative that we try to get involved. Keep your ears and eyes open and report any suspicious activity by calling the nonemergency police telephone number, 713-221-6000. BE PREPARED - GET INVOLVED! CRIMES IN PROGRESS CALL 911 FOR NON EMERGENCY CALL HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DISPATCHER: 713-221-6000
(CPV) DEED RESTRICTIONS PARKING & DEED RESTRICTION VIOLATIONS
It is allowable to park your vehicle in the street; however, DO NOT park it in such a way that emergency vehicles cannot drive through or block wheel chair accessibility! Fire trucks are not able to get through when vehicles are parked on BOTH sides of the street and it becomes too narrow. Some homeowners are parking at the end of the cul-de-sacs and not allowing people access to get their mail. These vehicles can and will be towed in an emergency at the homeowner’s expense. VEHICLES ARE REPORTED BEING PARKED IN THE POOL/PARKING AREA AFTER HOURS. TOWING WILL ALSO BE AT THE OWNERS’ EXPENSE. APPROVALS FOR MODIFICATIONS/ADDITIONS/CHANGES
REMINDER THAT NO CHANGES CAN BE MADE WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE ACC COMMITTEE! FORMS NEED TO BE FILLED OUT AND SUBMITTED FOR PRIOR APPROVAL. Roofing, painting, landscaping or any major changes must be approved by the Architectural Review Board. If you are not sure of the deed restrictions or what colors are allowable under the current deed restrictions, please contact SCS Management at 281-463-1777. Many homes are in desperate need of painting or mildew cleaning! Any modification of the front yard etc. that is out of the ordinary should be approved before landscaping with the Architectural Board Committee at SCS. Please trim ALL bushes, trees, shrubs that are planted in the cross corner lots / section of the street! These must be kept trimmed and maintained for good / safe view of incoming traffic at all times! SCS will be looking closely at all intersections during their drive through to insure that this is in compliance with the deed restrictions. There has been reported instances where palms, trees or large shrubbery is overgrown and not providing a safe view of the cross intersection. You may obtain your form for Architectural Board approval by visiting the Copperfield website at www.copperfield.org or contact SCS.
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Easton Commons Village (EC) Change in Trash Service
There will be a change in Trash Service effective February 1, 2013. WCA will continue to serve the community. The pick-up days have changed. Pick-up will now be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Recycling will tentatively be on Fridays. Any changes in the recycling days will be reported to the residents as they become known. Easton Commons will continue to use the 18-gallon recycling bins that we currently use.
If you have received a letter from SCS regarding a Deed Restriction violation, please take care of the violation as soon as possible. If you are having problems getting an issue resolved, please contact SCS Management to inform them and to schedule a timeline for the correction. If you ignore the letter, additional letters are sent out which can result in additional expenses, which will be added to your account. If you are not sure of the Deed Restrictions, you can access them on www. copperfield.org under Easton Commons.
(EC) Email Listing
The Easton Commons Homeowners Association is putting together an email database of the residents in order to keep as many people informed of community happenings as possible. This list will be used strictly for the purpose of communicating with Easton Commons residents and will not be forwarded to a third party nor used for any other than the stated purpose. You may also use this means to ask questions, make suggestions or present complaints about the community. So far, this has been a really effective means of updating the village on things that will be taking place. It would be even better if there were more of the residents that could be contacted in this way. If you are not on the list and would like to be or have a neighbor who is not on the list, remember an email to email@example.com will ensure that you are put on the list.
(EC) Crime Watch
We still need block captains. please contact Ken Johnson at admin@ eccrimewatch.com if you are interested.
(EC) Trucks Prohibited
There are still incidences of large commercial trucks parking along the street near the entrance to the subdivision and adjacent to the park. The entrance to a residential neighborhood is no place for such vehicles, which are a safety problem, as well as unsightly and may interfere with traffic. Signs are posted that indicate that the parking of these vehicles is prohibited. When a truck parks in the restricted area, residents are encouraged to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number (713-221-6000) to make a report.
(EC) HOME IMPROVEMENTS
To make changes to the exterior appearance of your home (i.e. painting, new windows, new roof, new fence, etc.) an ARC Application must be filled out and sent to SCS Management. All exterior changes must be approved via an ARC Application. A copy of this form can be found at www.copperfield.org under Easton Commons. Until the Architectural Review Committee is filled, the applications will be reviewed by the HOA Board of Directors.
If you would like to receive Crime Watch information, contact Ken at the email address shown above and he will provide information as it becomes available.
(EC) Deed Restrictions
Every month SCS Management rides through Easton Commons to check for Deed Restriction violations. The Deed Restrictions set the standard on how our property is taken care of. A well maintained community will impact the property value of your home, which is most likely the largest investment you have.
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(EC) Easton Commons HomeOwner’s Association Board of Directors Vacancy
There will be a vacancy on the Easton Commons Homeowner’s Association Board of Directors effective January. The term of office for a director of the Homeowner’s Association is three years. The position will be filled by vote of the homeowners present at the Annual Meeting on January 15th. Interested residents should contact Jessica Smith at 281-500-7129 or email to jsmith@ scsmgmt.com for details.
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(EC) Homeowners Association Board of Directors Meeting
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Homeowner’s Association will be the Annual Meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Copperfield Community Center at 15409 Willow River Drive. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM with sign-in starting at 6:45 PM.
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(MG) Holiday Lighting Contest
Thank you to all of those residents who decorated their homes so beautifully this holiday season. We appreciate all your hard work and effort in making the season more enjoyable for everyone. Winners will be listed in the February newsletter and photos will be posed on the Middlegate website.
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(MG) Recycling Returns in 2013
The Board voted to add recycling to the upcoming trash contract starting in February with the lidded and wheeled 48-gallon container. Homeowners will be contacted by Waste Corporation of America (WCA) with the information pertaining to the day and acceptable items between now and February. The days of trash collection will also return to Tuesday and Friday, as they were before. You should be receiving information from WCA as to when these changes are to begin.
(MG) Homeowner’s Association Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Board will be on Thursday, January 3 , at 6:00 pm, at the Copperfield Community Center, 15409 Willow River Drive. Call SCS Management at 281-463-1777 to be placed on the agenda. All homeowners are welcome. rd
(NM) Copperfield Website
Northmead has a link on the Copperfield.org website. Information is regularly being added to the page. please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have information that you think may be of interest to other Northmead residents. Your information will be reviewed and sent to the webmaster for possible publication. Additionally, if you think that your information may be appropriate to include in this newsletter, please send it as well.
Southcreek Village (SC) Holiday Decorating Contests
Thanks to everyone who participated in our two Holiday Decorating Contests: both the Individual House Contest and the Street Decorating Contest. Our neighborhood definitely had the Holiday Spirit during the month of December. Please check the marquees for the winner of the Street Decorating Contest. See next month’s newsletter and the copperfield.org website for all the contest winners.
(NM) Recycling is Back
(SC) Trash Pickup
Beginning February 1st, Garbage pick-up days will change and recycling will be added to the service. The good news is that your garbage fees will decrease although recycling service is added. The new garbage collection days will be Tuesday for garbage and Friday for garbage and recycling. You will receive more information about this by mail in late January.
In Southcreek, our trash is picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays. Southcreek has backdoor pickup. This means that our trashcans may be placed at the back of our driveway. We do not have to have our trashcans at the curb.
Our deed restrictions state that all trash, including grass clippings cannot be on the curb until 6 pm the night before pickup and your trashcans must be picked up from the curb by 6 pm the day of pickup. So… you cannot have trash on the curb until Monday and Thursday nights until 6 pm and everything must be removed from the curb by 6 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Garage Sales are not permitted in Copperfield Northmead. Two times a year, our community holds a neighborhood sale that is well publicized. You will receive notice when these garage sales are planned. Garbage cans must be stored out of sight. Garbage cans may be placed on the curb the evening before collection day and must be removed the evening of the collection day. Honoring these deed restrictions contributes greatly to the beautification of your neighborhood.
Big items such as yard clippings, tree branches should be placed at the curb.
Our recycling day is Tuesday. Please have your recycling bin at the curb by 7 am on Tuesdays. Please pick up your recycling by 6 pm on Tuesdays to comply with our deed restrictions.
(NM) HOME IMPROVEMENT RequirementS
Before making improvements or changes that may be effected by our Deed Restrictions, call Graham Management at 281-497-4320. They will advise you and provide the form you will need for approval of your renovation. Please do not put yourself in the unfortunate position of incurring unnecessary costs to rectify a change that was not approved.
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You will be receiving a new recycling container. It is a 48-gallon, lidded container with wheels. These new containers will help prevent items from being rained on. They will reduce the amount of debris that blows around the neighborhood, which will improve the curb appearance of our community on recycle days.
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(SC) 2013 Assessment Statements
You should have received your 2013 Statement for your annual Homeowner’s Assessment. The assessment will remain the same as 2012. The annual assessment will be $595 per residence. If you have not received your Assessment statement, please contact ACMP. We ask that you update your contact information with our Management Company. By including your address, this will allow you to receive emails on upcoming events, etc.
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(SC) Our Homeowner’s Assessment covers:
• Maintaining the common grounds in Southcreek • Security patrols in our neighborhood • Maintaining the Pools and Parks • Lifeguards • Electricity for the Street Lights • Water for Irrigation in our Common Areas (parks, greenbelts, etc.) • Cost of maintaining our trees • Management of our Community
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Want to get more involved in your neighborhood, but don’t know whom to ask? The Southcreek Board is made up of residents who volunteer their time to enrich our community. We are looking for other eager residents to also serve as volunteers to help out on numerous committees. The Board believes that if our community has a strong volunteer base, then our neighborhood will shine and prosper. If you are interested in the following committees, please contact the board member listed by the committee. Thanks to our residents for considering these positions!
Architectural Review Committee Judith Carey at Judith.email@example.com or 281-550-0630 Crime Watch Committee Dennis Zehler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-282-9829 Deed Restriction Committee Judith Carey at Judith.email@example.com or 281-550-0630 Pools and Parks Committee Lorri Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-463-2486 Social Committee - Ann Liner at Bryne123@aol.com
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Do you want to know what’s going on in your neighborhood? Be a Block Captain! Southcreek Community Association would like to have every street in Southcreek have a Block captain. Block captains receive emails from the Crime Watch committee so that residents will be aware of any crime activity in the neighborhood. Block
captains will also receive emails about social and other events in the community. The Block captain serves as a Key Communicator in our community. We ask that once Block captains receive an email, they pass the information on to the other neighbors on their street. Being a Block Captain requires a relativity small amount of time, but they play a very important role in our community. please contact Bob Janusaitis at email@example.com if you do not know the name of your Block Captain or would like to be a Block Captain.
Fourth of July parade
Each year, Southcreek residents are able to attend our annual Fourth of July parade. This includes a parade from the Autumn Laurel Park to the Park Falls Park. Once the parade reaches the Park Falls Park, residents are able to have refreshments and play on inflatables. This is one of our largest social events of the year. In order for the event to take place, a lot of planning and hard work must be done between now and the Fourth of July. Please contact Ann Liner at Bryne123@aol.com if you would be interested in working on the planning for the Fourth of July parade.
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(SC) ARC/Deed Restrictions
You may be considering making some home improvements on your house in the near future. For a major improvement on the outside of your home, you must fill out an ARC application. ARC applications can be accessed online by going to Copperfield.org and then clicking on the Southcreek Village tab of the website. You will need to print the ARC application and then mail it to our management company, ACMP, Inc. The address is on the top of the ARC application. You will need to allow 30 days for approval. Please do not start work until you have approval.
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Southcreek’s regular monthly meeting is every second Wednesday of the month at the Autumn Laurel pool meeting room at 6:30 PM. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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There is a link to Southcreek Village on the Copperfield.org website. There is a wealth of information on the Southcreek page, such as our deed restrictions, ARC application process, up to date information about upcoming events in our village and much more!
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Solicitors. Please do not engage door-to-door solicitors under any circumstances. If they approach you or ring your door bell, simply tell them you are not interested and tell them to leave now. In many cases, door-todoor solicitors are felons from other states. When you open your door to talk to them, they can see what you have in your home. They want to see if you have a flat screen, did the alarm chime when you opened the door or if you have a dog. Do not open your door after dark to people you do not know. A Southdown neighbor opened the door to a solicitor after dark last summer. That neighbor’s home was burglarized a few months later. A coincidence? Maybe. Why take the chance??? When you are approached by door-to-door solicitors, call the sheriff’s non-emergency number 713-2216000 (option 1) and report the solicitor. The deputies will investigate and take appropriate action. Tell the dispatcher you are making a “non-contact” call and the deputies will not come to your home. Southdown is no-solicitation neighborhood. The solicitors referred to here are not our neighborhood students who sell items to support local or school-sponsored fundraisers. Southdown Parks. The parks located in Southdown Village are not public facilities. Homeowners own and maintain these parks. If you see people at the parks that you believe may not be residents, please call the sheriff’s nonemergency number. If they live here fine, if not, they will be asked to leave immediately. Signs have been prominently posted advising that these parks are private property. The deputies have been asked step up patrols of our parks. Suspicious Persons. Most of the home burglaries in Southdown Village occur between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 noon. By now, many of the residents in Southdown have lived on their streets long enough to know some of the habits of their neighbors. For instance, you know if your neighbor works and probably what time they leave in the morning. If you see a strange
car or person at your neighbor’s house, call the sheriff’s non-emergency number and report it. If the person is supposed to be there, great. If not, you may have stopped a home burglary. If you see someone loading up a vehicle with items from your neighbor’s home, please call 911. The burglars in the area know that Southdown residents mind their own business and probably won’t call if they see something strange. In 2013, let’s prove them wrong. If you call the sheriff enough times, the burglars will move on to other neighborhoods. Consider etching your valuables with your house number and first two initials. You can use the sharp end of a knife or anything that will make an etching. “7402-ED” marks the item without giving the thieves your driver’s license number, social security number or other personal information. While this may not stop your item from being sold, many pawn shops will not take an item that has an identification number. Finally, if you see something suspicious (suspicious is defined as that small inner voice that tells you something is wrong), please immediately call the non-emergency number 713-221-6000 (option 1) or 911, if necessary. Working together, we can continue to keep Southdown Village safe. Register your name at http://www.copperfield.org/sl_register.php for updates on crime and community activities.
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Do you know of a Southdown resident currently serving in the military, any branch, Afghanistan or stateside that we can mention to say thank you for keeping us safe and free? Please let us know. Send an email to email@example.com - we’ll need the name, rank, where serving and anything you might want to add.
Recycling in 2013 will include a 48-gallon container with a lid and wheels. Homeowners will be contacted by WCA with more information soon.
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We’ve embarked on a bright new year so why not start it off right by incorporating a few new healthy habits into your life? There’s no need to revamp your entire diet and lifestyle to improve your health - even small actions can pay off in a big boost to your health. Check out the ideas below and try the ones that sound right for you. Get your full eight hours. Just as a healthy diet and regular exercise are necessary and important for good health, so is sleep. Cutting back on snooze-time can lead to an out-of-control appetite (some studies show that people who sleep less are more likely to be overweight), a greater risk for coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes. So try and get the recommended eight hours of sleep needed for good health, safety and optimum performance. Rise and shine - and eat. Breakfast gets your body’s metabolism going again after a night of sleeping and gives you the gradual and adequate energy you need to get through the morning. You don’t have to eat snacks to supplement your energy needs and expenditure. It doesn’t have to be complicated too. Microwave instant oatmeal, topping it with skim milk or yogurt and berries; in minutes, you’ll enjoy filling fiber with a protein and vitamin boost. Hard-boiled eggs, whole-grain toast with almond butter or a fruit and yogurt smoothie are also quick, nutritious choices. Wash your hands. From banishing cold and flu germs to preventing food borne illnesses, frequent hand-washing is one of the smartest preventive habits you can adopt. Wash your hands with warm water and soap before handling food, eating or touching your face and after using the bathroom or coming into contact with potentially contaminated objects such as doorknobs, toys and menus. Be sure to clean the entire surface of your palms and the tops of your hands, as well as under your nails. A thorough hand-washing should take about 20 seconds.
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Know your family health history. Your family’s medical history can give you important information about your own health. Many diseases, such as heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes and depression, can have a genetic component. The more you know about the health of your relatives, the better informed you’ll be about your own risk factors and how to manage them. Eat mindfully. One of the significant differences between people who successfully manage their weight and people who constantly struggle is mindful eating. Turn off the TV or computer, sit down at a table with your food on a plate and focus on eating. Savor the smell and enjoy the taste. Put your fork down between bites and take time to really enjoy your meal. Chances are you will eat less and feel more satisfied.
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Take a time out. At least once a day, close your eyes and focus on taking 10 deep, full breaths. Inhale through your nose, feel your diaphragm expand and exhale through your mouth. Deep, focused breathing slows your heart rate, calms the body and as a result, calms your mind and reduces stress. Mix in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity at least five days a week as well. Choose something you enjoy and will stick to. Recent studies found that brisk walking is just as good for your heart as jogging or try biking or swimming. You needn’t do it all at once; two 15-minute workouts or three 10-minutes blocks work equally well.
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(SD) Yard of Month
Congratulations to the Young and Vogt families, last month’s Southdown Yard of the Month winners. The Youngs live at 7718 Shady Palms and the Vogts are at 7202 Starbridge. Each family was awarded a $25 gift card to an area home improvement store. It is great to see such pride in our neighborhood, especially after such a rough summer. Reminder: be sure to let Graham Management know if you see a yard that deserves consideration for Yard of the Month.
(SD) Architectural Review Committee/Deed Restrictions
Please review the guidelines and submit an ARC application before beginning modifications to the exterior of your home. The ARC’s role is to ensure high standards continue to be met on all visible improvements and will be happy to assist any homeowners with questions on proposed improvements.
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If you have trees that did not survive the drought, please consider replacing them. Contact a reputable tree company for replacement advice and remember to consult the ARC to ensure that your tree is in compliance with the deed restrictions. Look for further information about trees in future Southdown articles.
Copperfield pays a flat fee to Centerpoint Energy for our streetlights, no matter the condition of the lights. It is important to report any non-working streetlights, as Centerpoint will not charge us to fix them. These reports will help our neighborhood remain an attractive place to live. Please report nonworking lights to Centerpoint at 713-207-2222. Include the pole ID number when you call.
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Southdown Board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm, in the Copperfield Community Center. Contact our management company to be placed on the agenda. • Various committees overseeing different aspects of our community meet periodically. • Please think of volunteering your time to make your community a better place. Volunteer opportunities are available with most committees, including
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Graham Management mailed the 2013 HOA Assessment statements to Southdown residents in October. This statement is due on January 1, 2013 and late after January 30, 2013. Payment is accepted online at www. grahammanagementhouston.com - Clicking on the Southdown page will enable you to pay with an e-check or credit card.
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Backdoor trash pick-up for household items on Monday and Thursday (heavy items) mornings. Grass clippings and yard waste must be placed at the curb. Please do not place your grass clipping at the curb before the night preceding pickup. It changes the perception of our neighborhood and is a common complaint of your neighbors.
Westcreek Village (WC) WESTCREEK BOARD
Meetings - 4th Tuesday at 7:00 PM Forest Heights Pool Meeting Room Please note that all correspondence and account inquiries concerning Westcreek Village should be directed to Graham Management at 12000 Westheimer, Suite 390, Houston, Texas 77077 by emailing Grahammanagement@sbcglobal.net or by calling 281-497-4320.
(WC) Trash Pickup
Please note that trash can only be put out the night before the scheduled pickup and must be put away by the end of the next day. Pickup days are Tuesday and Friday. We conducted a monthly inspection and have noted many violators.
WESTCREEK CRIME WATCH Meetings - 3rd Monday at 6 PM Forest Heights Pool Meeting Room
(WC) NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
The Westcreek Crime Watch Committee wishes all our neighbors a happy new year and best wishes throughout the coming year. We do ask that everyone add the following to your list of 2013 resolutions to make this the best year possible for our community: • Be extra vigilant throughout the year but especially in January because trends indicate a rise in crime during this month. • Keep doors, windows, garages and vehicles locked at all times. • Do not leave valuables - purses, cell phones, briefcases, computers, navigation devices - in vehicles. • Park vehicles in garage or driveway, not on the street, to help with traffic flow and to keep our kids safe. • Record the serial numbers on electronics, bikes, lawn equipment & tools. Etch name and address on items targeted by thieves. Take photos of these items and jewelry. This can help with the recovery of stolen items brought to pawn shops. • When you see something suspicious, say something. Report all suspicious activities and vehicles. When possible, write down license plate numbers. Program the non-emergency Sheriff Dept. number, 713-221-6000 #1, in the cell phones of all family members. • Remember to keep your vehicle speed within the speed limit and to always come to a complete stop at stop signs. There is a zero tolerance policy for those who do not follow the traffic laws. • Please consider joining our committee, which meets once a month for approximately an hour to discuss various ways to make our neighborhood a safe place to live. Anyone interested in signing up to be a block captain notify Larry Berger at Larry.Berger@SUG.com for details.
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Meetings - 2nd Monday of every month @ 6:30 PM Location - Forest Heights Pool Meeting Room The Westcreek Landscape Committee meets on the 2nd Monday every month. If you are interested in helping make a difference in our neighborhood
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Please remember to take down and store any outdoor holiday lighting and decorations now that the holiday season has passed. The idea of possibly having a Westcreek “Best Lighted” home or street similar to Yard of the Month is being considered for the next holiday season. More work on this concept is required, with information to follow later in the year. LAWN/GARDEN CARE Reminder, we will begin to experience colder overnight temperatures this month, so be prepared! If you have tropical plants or specimens that are sensitive to temperatures near or below freezing, they will require special attention if you intend to enjoy their presence come next spring and summer. • The coldest months for our area are January and February. Obtain or create frost covers or sheets (made of fabric, NOT plastic). • Have the covers readily available to avoid delays if coverage is needed. The very cold weather usually roars in with little warning. • Many of us experienced damage to our irrigation systems in recent years when temperatures fell below freezing. If you can turn off the water supply when sub-freezing temperatures threaten without having to interrupt supply to your entire home that may be more beneficial as adequate irrigation this time of year can usually be performed manually only once or twice weekly.
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The ability to see rather unsightly growth remnants due to the season that begs to be cut back or pruned will be more obvious now than at any other time. But hold on! Pruning promotes growth, especially if we experience warm days in January that could ultimately cause damage if the temperatures then turn cold again, which they undoubtedly will. Keep in mind the following; • If a cold snap hits the area, all that fresh growth the pruning promoted will be damaged, stunting the health and performance of the specimen when spring finally does arrive. • Leaving dead wood on other plant specimens actually provides protection during cold times as it acts as an insulating barrier to the cold. • The ideal time to begin pruning is in mid to late February. Early to midFebruary for Crape Myrtles, Oaks and Azaleas is the ideal time. Heavy pruning on Roses is also best next month, not in January. • Mow your lawn height to a shorter level and perform de-thatching to remove dead grass now. This will promote new growth once temperatures rise in the spring and will also allow fertilizers to reach root systems easier when applied. This will also increase the appearance of your lawn as there will be less yellow and more green color for the eye to detect. • Now is the perfect time to have your gutters cleared of excessive leaves and acorns before heavy rains return in the spring, preventing drainage issues. • If you are aware of any sidewalk areas or busted curbs that are damaged or cracked around sewer access covers or storm drains the county can perform the repair if they are aware of the damage. Please contact Graham Management with the location and they will inform the landscape committee of the issue.
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Medians on FM 529 The Coalition met with TXDOT officials on December 4th to discuss the FM 529 project. A little behind schedule, the construction/modification of medians on FM 529 commenced mid-December. TXDOT has made a few more changes to their plans. They have informed us that any median less than 10 feet wide would receive pavers (earth-tone colored brick inserts) rather than being green. They are concerned for the safety of any maintenance or landscaping crews that would be maintaining said medians. They feel that anything less than 10 feet wide would endanger the lives of the workers due to the close proximity to high-speed vehicles. Any and all medians beyond 10 feet will be green. TXDOT will also be installing sleeves to the medians, which would allow for future irrigation and landscaping if desired by the communities or the businesses around them. Hearthstone has agreed to landscape the medians from Horsepen Creek to SH6. In the future, the Coalition will attempt to solicit other communities and businesses on FM 529 to do the same. Prostitution and Human Trafficking The Coalition met with Sheriff Garcia and his command staff. This was a follow-up from the September 18th Town Hall. One of the topics we discussed
was the massage parlors and the new regulations concerning them. The new regulations were passed in Commissioner’s Court on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. These were the new SOB (Sexually Oriented Business) Regulations crafted by Pct. 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle’s and Constable Ron Hickman’s Task Force. This will also impact and help control, Human Trafficking in Harris County. The new regulations allowed for a 90-day grace period, which will be up on or around January 9, 2013. We discussed the possibility of Sheriff Garcia borrowing manpower from all his different divisions to aid in a mass enforcement of the new regulations the day the 90-day grace period is up. His response was in favor of doing just that. We had reported that the massage parlor located on FM 529, directly across the street from Kroger, next to Apple Dental was shut down shortly after our Town Hall Meeting. Unfortunately, we have discovered that this massage parlor, which is extremely close to Langham Creek High School, is back up and running again. It is advertising once again on Backpage.com under the services of Escorts and Body Rubs. The Coalition will emphasize its concerns that this and all other illegal establishments in, around and nearby our area are dealt with the resolve to have them shut down permanently. We must send a clear and decisive message to these organizations that they are not welcome in our community and will not be tolerated. Crime, Security and Safety If You See Something, Say Something! “If you see something, say something” is the slogan of Homeland Security. Harris County has also adopted this motto, if you see something, say something no matter how insignificant you may think it is. If you are the slightest bit suspicious, call the Harris County non-emergency number and report it. If it is life threatening or an emergency, of course, dial 911. The deputies would rather show up to find out it is nothing than show up later after a crime has been committed and it is too late. Let’s all take a pro-active stance. Let’s stop crime before it starts. Make a call! Non-emergency number: 713-221-6000.
Monthly Meetings Open to All The Copperfield Coalition meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Copperfield Community Center, 15409 Willow River Drive. The meeting is in the activities room; please come in the main door. Please check the website for any last minute cancelations and/or changes before attending.
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The Genesis Academy Pre-School, a ministry of Prince of Peace Lutheran church, will be holding an open house on the following Saturdays, January 19, 2013 and January 26, 2013 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Come and visit our pre-school and see what we have to offer you and your child. If you enroll your child in January, registration will be ½ off. Our address is 16650 Longenbaugh Drive, Houston TX, 77095. For more information call 281-859-6200. The Genesis Academy Pre-School website is www. thegenesisacademy.com
Cornerstone UMC Preschool Registration Announcement
Cornerstone United Methodist Church Preschool has been serving the Copperfield area since 1985. Cornerstone is a State Licensed facility operating five half days a week. We offer programs for children 18 months through five-year-old preschoolers. All children are welcome regardless of race, sex, religion or nationality. CUMC Preschool will be offering tours every Wednesday at 10:00 AM beginning January 16th and continuing through January 30th. Join the Preschool directors in the sanctuary where they will answer questions and discuss our program (curriculum, activities, special events, schedules, etc.) with interested families in the community. Families that attend one of our tours can register before our open family registration. Come and find out how! Open family registration for those not attending a tour will be held on Thursday, February 7th at 11:00 AM in room 106. We are located in a new location at 18081 West Road behind CVS at Barker Cypress and West Road. For further information, please call 281-859-1612.
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Cy-Christian National Junior Honor Society Raises Cash for Cancer The National Junior Honor Society of Cypress Christian School hosted bake sales at home basketball and soccer games to raise money for cancer research. The group encourages others to contribute to organizations who work toward finding a cure for cancer. Shown are: Lauren Lee, Carmen Haynes, Korey Cyr and Aaron Clark.
and Kameron Flory - regarding how the NILD/Discovery and Learning Center programs have helped them overcome their learning challenges and feel more self-confident. Parents of these students also remarked about the changes in their children and that their hope for their child’s academic future has been restored. “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Vince Lombardi
Cy-Christian Learning Center Annual Dinner The Cypress Christian School Learning Center recently held its annual dinner and this year’s elementary and secondary families enjoyed an evening of great food, fun and fellowship! In addition, Joseph Ramsey, CCS senior, led everyone in song. Guests were encouraged by stories from seniors - Kaitlyn Miracle
Cy-Christian Basketball Teams Winning Big The Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Teams for Cypress Christian are winning big this season with tournament honors under their belt and many home and away victories. Leading the way for the boys
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old – 12th grade sang songs. This fun filled evening will be remembered for years by the class of 2013 as they gave the audience quite a laugh in their roles. Academic, social and spiritual growth is a priority for the administration and staff of TCS. Plan to visit the campus at 6:30 PM for our Open House on February 21st and March 26th to learn more about what Texas Christian has to offer. Texas Christian School is located at 17810 Kieth Harrow Blvd., Houston, TX 77084. Phone 281-550-6060 and website is www. TexasChristianSchool.org
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CY-FAIR EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION HONORS MILITARY HEROES
The Foundation will kick off its fifth “Salute to Our Heroes” event on February 9, 2013 at the Omni Hotel Westside Houston. “Salute to Our Heroes” honors the brave men and women who have served to preserve our freedom and liberty. Proceeds from this event go to an endowment enabling graduating students from CFISD to attend college.
Texas Christian School is Changing Acorns to Oaks
“Changing Acorns to Oaks” is the theme at Texas Christian School this fall, as well as the title of their annual school wide play this past November. Families and community members enjoyed an eventful evening at the farm where Jr. High and High School students played key roles and students 2 years
The event will be generously underwritten by Earthcare Management and Kodiak Gas Services, as the Missing Man Underwriters. The Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital will be the Major General Sponsor. This year our guest speaker is Steve Russell. LTC Steve Russell (Ret.) commanded the central unit responsible in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein. Through leadership and joint efforts across multiple teams, a large organization worked effectively to capture one of the world’s most notorious criminals. Russell is an American Hero. His proven leadership and problemresolution techniques engage audiences through his storytelling. Salute to Our Heroes has two purposes. First, to give tribute to our heroes soldiers serving now, veterans and those who have been wounded or killed in action. We want to honor those who have served their country. The
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CFISD STUDENTS WIN JOURNALISM AWARDS
CFISD students from five high schools won a variety of awards at the Journalism Education Association (JEA)/National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) 2012 National Convention in San Antonio Nov. 15th -18th. The following students were among 679 winners nationwide to receive Superior, Excellent and Honorable Mention awards in the write-off contest:
Cypress Falls High School students (from left): Amy Cunningham, Zac Babb and Leah Lebeau won Excellent, Honorable Mention and Superior awards, respectively, at the JEA/NSPA 2012 National Convention.
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Honorable Mention Akilah Smith, Cypress Creek High School, Yearbook Copy/Caption: Clubs; Amelia Tidwell, Cypress Creek High School, Yearbook Copy/Caption: Sports; Deanna Narveson, Cypress Creek High School, Feature Writing; Jenna Moreland, Cypress Creek High School, Newspaper News/Feature Photography; Zachary Babb, Cypress Falls High School, Sports Play-byPlay; Marieke Alsguth, Jersey Village High School, Yearbook Copy/Caption: Clubs and Matt DuBose, Jersey Village High School, Sports Writing.
February 13th - Galveston Bay Training, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Berry Center. Open to all CFISD school staff, volunteers and parents. Learn how to present a science lesson to 4th grade students at your school. Students will learn about the importance of our bay and waterways and what measures can be taken to protect this life-giving estuary.
In addition, five Cypress Lakes High School students who attended the convention received the Walsworth Publishing Company Scholarship. Only 75 students nationwide received the scholarship, which sponsors students to attend the convention.
February 21st - VIPS General Meeting, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, Berry Center.
Cypress Lakes’ scholarship winners are: Cayla Stibora, junior; Briana Ossege, sophomore; Haley Darbonne, junior; Iliana de la Fuente, junior and Skyler Chase, senior.
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February 26th - PIE Student Mentor Training, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Berry Center.
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It’s the time of the year when we find ourselves setting new goals and resolutions. Our schools also have goals. And we actively look to our community to partner with us and help us meet our goals. VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) in Cy-Fair ISD center the attention of their service on supporting students and staff and making a significant contribution to the education of children. These dedicated individuals, who give freely of their time and resources, impact the academic and personal development of Cy-Fair ISD students. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD is fortunate to be able to draw from a diversity of skills and knowledge in its community. If you are interested in being involved at Cy-Fair schools as a volunteer and making a difference or would like more information, please contact Pam Scott, Partners in Education Director at 281-894-3950.
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With all of the money raised from the fall semester, the Key Club has filled the syringe and achieved its goal. Through its efforts, it has raised $1,311 and in turn, saved 730 lives. The Key Club has reached success for 730 mothers, their future children and their children’s future children. They’ve all been saved. The Santa hatwearing, pancake stack-eating, early-rising group of volunteers has done its part in guaranteeing a shot at life for 100 million victims. With continued service to The Eliminate Project, maternal/neonatal tetanus will be eliminated from the world - one syringe at a time. If you’d like to make a donation to The Eliminate Project or just want to learn more about maternal/neonatal tetanus (MNT), feel free to contact President Gabi Bradshaw via e-mail at email@example.com
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The Langham Creek Cheer Squad would like to congratulate the Mighty Lobo football team for being District Champs! It was a fun and exciting season and the squad was honored to be part of it all! On November 15th, the cheerleaders served Thanksgiving dinner to the residents of Grace Care Center. It was a wonderful act of kindness and service that was beneficial for all in attendance. Thank you girls for being active in your community for the good of others. The Lobo cheerleaders had some great “nature” time on November 18th with family and friends at their annual hayride. On a beautiful, crisp night, they roasted hot dogs and made smores over a camp fire, played games and enjoyed each others company away from the lights and complications of the city. A well deserved respite for our hard working girls! On December 2nd, the cheerleaders donned their Santa hats and holiday garb, hopped on a beautifully lit float complete with music and a snow blowing snowman and rolled down Highway 6 in the annual Parade of Lights. Once again, our girls served as beautiful ambassadors of Langham Creek High School in a fun community event benefiting the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department. In the midst of everything already mentioned, the squad has been intensely practicing for and performing in competitions and supporting the Lobo basketball teams courtside! Go Lobos!
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Girl Scouts in the Copper Corners Service Unit are looking forward to lots of activities in 2013! January always begins with the annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale. Girls will be selling those delicious cookies starting January 5th, so plan to order plenty of your old favorites! A new cookie this year is the Mango Crème, a crunchy vanilla and coconut cookie with a mango-flavored crème filling. Be sure to give them a try! Selling Girl Scout cookies helps girls to develop business and organizational skills and provides funds for individual troops and San Jacinto Council. Cookie money helps to maintain and equip our great camps and buys things like bows and arrows, canoes, feed for the horses and much more. When you purchase Girl Scout Cookies, you are helping to provide special programs and opportunities for our local Girl Scouts. We appreciate the support of our friends and neighbors! If we missed visiting your house, look for cookie booths at area businesses between February 15th and March 24th!
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Troop 16150, a new kindergarten Daisy troop, has already started to create Girl Scout memories. The girls welcomed parents, family and friends to their investiture ceremony and celebrated with a party. They had learned and recited the Girl Scout promise and sang Girl Scout songs for their guests. They loved showing off their new Girl Scout pins and the promise circle that they earned at their very first troop meeting. You can see the beautiful cake from their celebration, along with troop photos. Other activities in the planning stages are Daisy Day, Brownie Day and an event for older girls. Rumor has it that information on the service unit “Me and My Guy “event will be coming out at the next service unit meeting. Girl Scouting is open to all girls between the ages of 5 (must be in kindergarten) and 18, who are willing to live by the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Copper Corners serves girls in the residence areas for Birkes, Fiest and Lowery Elementary schools, Aragon and Labay Middle schools and the
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Boy Scout Troop 10 meets every Tuesday night during the school year at the West Houston Church of Christ on West Road and Queenston. Our meetings begin at 7 PM. We spend our time working on merit badges, planning for our monthly camp outs and having fun!! Now is the perfect time to join us and get started on this fabulous journey! If you have a son in the 6th grade or higher that would like to join in the fun and adventure please contact us. Our Scout Master is Michael Widaski and his number is 713-376 5166. You can also contact our Committee Chairperson, Regan Armstrong, at 832-7257208 or check our website at www.bsat10.com
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If you are interested in your First Grade to Fifth Grade son joining in scouting and would like to learn more about Cub Scouts and Pack 435, please contact Rafe Poirrier, 281-858-7298 (Pack 435 Cub Master), join us for a Pack meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM, in the Copeland Cafeteria or check out our website at www.bsapack435.org.
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Welcome to the New Year’s edition of “The Chronicles of Pack 445.”
Pack 445 had a wonderful and eventful end to the year 2012. Once again, we joined the fun and participated in the annual Parade of Lights. The Scouts truly love decorating our floats and put a lot of time, pride and hard work into it. While the boys didn’t have to bundle up in their best winter clothes this year, it was still a very festive celebration. The boys also had their annual Pushmobile Races last month. Pushmobile is where one Scout sits in a homemade car and steers, while another Scout pushes from behind. A lot of hard work and preparation go into this event, but it is well worth it as the boys always have a great time! The New Year will bring Pack 445 a lot of fun and a lot of activities. Next month will be our annual Blue and Gold Celebration, which is sure to provide a great for the Pack families. Pack 445 hopes that you and your family had a wonderful holiday and an even better New Year. We would love for your son to spend this new year with us. If you have a boy in the first to fifth grade in the Copperfield area and would like to join our family, please see our website at http://groups.yahoo. com/group/cubpack445houston/
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West Houston Girls Softball Association invites you to come join the fun! Registration is now OPEN for our Spring 2013 season. Make some new friends and enjoy the outdoors in a fun and exciting way. No experience necessary! Girls, ages 5-17, are eligible to play! Every girl makes a team and every girl plays. Registration can be completed online, in-person or by mail (visit our website for forms and dates): www.eteamz.com/whgsa. If you have questions, please feel free to email Kim Jowers at westhoustongsa@ yahoo.com
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Be a part of one of our basketball leagues. Practice/Games will be on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights. Evaluations to help set the teams will be February 19th and 21st between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM in our gym. You can register online at www.bearcreekchurch.tv/sports, look for Register Now area and click on Inward/Forward Basketball. We will have registration forms available in the church office and in the Student Ministry area. Practices begin the week of March 18th and the league runs through May 4th. The cost of Inward/Forward Basketball is $20. If you have questions or would like more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda.newhouse@ bcstaff.org or contact us at 281-859-9900 and ask for Scott Denton or Linda Newhouse. Last year there was such a great response - register early.
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The Northwest Flyers Youth Track Club will celebrate its 26th Anniversary Season by hosting its annual free information/registration breakfast on Saturday, February 2, 2013, for all boys, girls and their parents who are interested in joining for the 2013 track season. The breakfast starts promptly at 8:30 AM at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center Forum located at 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX, 77379. The free breakfast is the opportunity for youth athletes to register for the club’s 2013 spring/summer track season and to meet the Northwest Flyers coaches, staff and other new and returning athletes. All new parents and athletes interested in joining the Northwest Flyers must attend. The Northwest Flyers Track Club is a youth (ages 6 -18) track club, affiliated with USA Track & Field (USATF), that provides a full program of sanctioned “track” events such as sprints, hurdles, middle distance, distance and relays and sanctioned “field” events such as long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put, discus and javelin. The Northwest Flyers is a member of the “Win with Integrity” program, a partnership between USATF and the American College of Sports Medicine. “Win with Integrity” brings elite track & field athletes and school-aged kids together to promote healthy lifestyles, keeping active and living with integrity through the sport of track & field. For additional information on the Northwest Flyers Track Club, please visit the team website at www.northwestflyers.org or contact Linette Roach at 281587-8442 or email@example.com
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Cornerstone United Methodist Church Wesley Covenant Service January 13, 2013
On Sunday, January 13th, during the 8:30 and 10:45 AM worship services as a part of the worship celebration, we will be including the Wesley Covenant Service from the United Methodist Book of Worship. The first usage of the Covenant Service by a meeting of Methodists was August 11, 1755. During the week before that event, Wesley had been encouraging the Society at Spitalfields to use the covenant as a “means of increasing serious religion which had been frequently practiced by our forefathers and attended with eminent blessing.” Several mornings before he actually introduced the liturgy, Wesley explained it again, talking about the manner of doing the covenant. Then on Friday, August 11th, Wesley “recited the tenor of the covenant proposed, in the words of that blessed man, Richard Alleine.” About 1800 people arose and gave testimony of their assent. “Such a night I scarce ever saw before. Surely the fruit of it shall remain forever.” Wesley’s motivation for using the service in 1755 came from two sources: (1) He had recently read Gillies’ Historical Collections which spoke of a solemn renewing of a covenant in Massachusetts in 1680 and (2) Richard Alleine (1611-81) whose influence had touched Wesley’s paternal grandparents and whose covenant had been used in Wesley’s family at Epworth. The use of this service proved so successful that it was used frequently, especially on New Year’s Day or the first Sunday in the New Year. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for this special service.
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Epiphany Bingo has been conducting bingo games on the west side since February 14, 1986. Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have a jackpot game of $750. Maximum prize giveaways of $2,500, allowed by law, are given away every Bingo Night! They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar, and large cash prizes. Profits are used for charitable outreach programs, building expansion, and payment towards debt. Epiphany Catholic Church conducts its bingo games at the Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls every Friday night. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more information, call the bingo hall number 281-578-3905. During Bingo nights, you may also call the Community Center number, 281-578-5078. Come, have some fun, bring your friends and neighbors, win some money and make some new friends.
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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. Maximum Prizes given away every evening of $2,500. Governed by the state of Texas. They have the most modern computerized BINGO equipment for verifying winnings, along with TV monitors for your viewing pleasure. The snack bar is maintained by the KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS 6950, with a variety of food and snacks with soft drinks. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs, to better serve the community. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. Please call for more details to 281-391-4758. Please come play and win. We can accommodate large groups such as social and family groups.
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The Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Katy Subcommittee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will host its annual Sparkles and Spurs Dinner, Dance and Auction at 6:30 PM, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. Live music featuring the Al White Band will entertain guests throughout the evening. A steak dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. The live auction will begin at 8 PM with the silent auction closing 30 minutes after the conclusion of the live auction. Wine, beer and setups will be available for purchase at the facility.
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Our bowling event in January is a fundraising event for Texas Tech students, through Texas Tech Parent Association - Greater West Houston Chapter. Our bowling event will be held at Copperfield Bowl on Sunday, January 6th from 3-5 pm. Cost per person is $20 and includes 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental. Open to Texas Tech parents and students. RSVP is required. Visit www.texastechparents.org/group/GWH for more information.
American Cancer Society Relay For Life Kick Off Meeting When: Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 6:30 pm What: American Cancer Society Relay For Life Kick Off Meeting Where: Sydney Harbor Subdivision Clubhouse 18115 Harbor Bridge Pointe Dr. Cypress TX, 77429 *For directions, call Tory at 713-205-2850
Tickets are available for $50 each or a table for eight may be purchased for $400 and all proceeds benefit the Show. In 2012, $256,000 in scholarships was awarded to Katy ISD high school students. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact event coordinator Steve Rechner at 281-395-5339 or email@example.com or co-coordinator Jennifer McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org The 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs Monday, Feb. 25th through Sunday, March 17th. The Show is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable event, committed to benefiting youth, supporting education and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has contributed more than $330 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, school art participants and other educational and youth programs.
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Survivors Lap: To start Relay, those who have survived their battle with cancer join together to walk a lap celebrating their victories over the disease.
The event will be held on January 26, 2013, from 7:00 PM until 10:30 PM, at the church, 6646 Addicks Satsuma, in the Community Life Center.
Fight Back Ceremony: Before participants leave Relay, they make a personal commitment to help fight back against cancer in several ways. As interest in Relay for Life grew in the Houston area, the American Cancer Society began forming events in local communities and the first Cy-Fair Relay for Life committee was formed in 2004. This is our 9th year in Cy-Fair and our goal is to reach the $1 Million Dollar Mark. We are very close and only need $150,000 to meet our goal and with YOUR help, we can make this goal a reality!! 100% of our profits go to ACS to use for research and other programs. With more than 1,000 participants in last year’s Relay, we know that we can grow even bigger this year!
The Knights of Columbus Council and the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church invite you to attend our 27th Charity Las Vegas Night.
A prize auction will follow with fabulous items to bid on with the play money you win. Included will be a trip to Las Vegas, hotel stays, restaurant dinners, sports memorabilia, wonderful gift baskets, fantastic coupons and fabulous merchandise. We hope you will join us and promise you a fun-filled evening of Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Slot Machines and other games. Snacks and drinks are included in the price. Bring your friends, neighbors and Uncle Joe. Tickets are only $15 per person and all proceeds will benefit local Knights of columbus Charities. For more information, please call Franklin Holub 281463-6122 or email email@example.com
Luminaria Ceremony: At dark, the track is lined with candle-lit bags bearing the names of those who have been touched by or have lost their lives to cancer.
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Come join our planning committee or register your own team to help raise money for cancer in our Cy-Fair community!! The Heart of Relay: During the Relay for Life event, three ceremonies are held:
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All performances at The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379 Box Office: 281-440-4850 • www.cypresscreekface.org Legacy Concert: Will & Heather Riley - 3 PM, Tuesday, January 8, 2013. Heather and Will Riley will perform a Spanish-themed program, that traces the connections between the guitar and piano, through the music of Debussy, De Falla and Granados. Will is a graduate of Klein Forest HS and is currently a lecturer and the director of classical guitar studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Heather maintains a full teaching studio at Indian Hill Music School, in Littleton, Massachusetts, where she is Chair of the Piano Department. Tickets: $6 - $12.
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Julian Franklin’s Magic & Puppet Show - 10 AM, Saturday, January 19, 2013 . Julian Franklin began performing magic shows and puppet shows at a very early age. In 2001, he decided to combine his love of performing with his passion for education and thus Julian Franklin Productions was born. Fun, engaging, magical - your family will have the time of their lives! Grades Pre-K - 5. This show is part of Cypress Creek FACE’s Free Children’s Series. All Free Children’s Series concerts are free and no reservations necessary.
Houston Family Arts Center 2012-2013 Season Memories and Traditions
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 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)
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The NEW Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center Commissioner Steve Radack, Harris County Precinct Three
The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and Clay Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged 55+. Must register in person with photo ID in order to participate in the program and attend all future classes. You may register Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you have questions, classes offered or need directions, please call us at 713-274-3250. If you are currently registered at Glazier - call us and ask about our new classes. You may register over the phone for any new classes. Volunteer Opportunities available, please call to speak to us about teaching your own class! JANUARY Schedule - Must preregister in person for classes (or by phone if already registered and participating at center 713-274-3250). • Thursday, January 3rd, Create your very own hand-made Memory Books from Christmas/holiday photos; 10-11:30 AM. • Friday, January 4th, Chess - Beginner Lessons; (Day 1 of 6); 1-3 PM. • Friday, January 4th, Classic Cinema Presents – the romantic comedy “The Philadelphia Story” with Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart; 11:30 AM, bring snacks/lunch for intermission. • Monday, January 7th, Excel; 10 AM - Noon. • Monday, January 7th, Crochet; 1-3 PM. • Monday, January 7th, Keyboarding for the Beginner; 1-2 PM. • Wednesday, January 9th, Keyboarding for the Beginner; 1-2 PM.
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Master Gardeners Fruit Tree Sale
Master Gardeners Fruit Tree Sale features triple-grafted apple, peach trees. Harris County Master Gardeners will hold a Fruit Tree Sale Saturday, Jan. 26th, 9 AM-1 PM., at the AgriLife Extension Office, 3033 Bear Creek Dr., Houston. Free overviews of the plants being sold will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15th, at 6:30 PM and Saturday, Jan. 26th, at 8 AM, in the auditorium in the AgriLife Extension Office.
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KATHERINE TYRA (BEAR CREEK) PUBLIC LIBRARY
16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084, 281-550-0885 Our hours are: Monday - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday -10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday - 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday - Closed. • Holiday Closings: We will be closed for New Year, January 1st and on Monday, January 21st.
Schedule of events Adults
• The Bear Creek Book Club - First Wednesday, 7:00 PM. Join the Bear Creek Book Club to discuss Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. • The Friends of the Bear Creek Library - Monday, January 14th, 6:00 PM. Planning Meeting: The Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization that raises funds for library programs and materials, is actively
seeking new members. Did you enjoy a program at the library? If you did, thank the Friends. Better yet, join the Friends. Come to the meeting and see what it is all about! • The Bear Creek MYSTERY Book Club - Thursday, January 17th, 11:00 AM. The Library is hosting a mystery book club! All sleuths and amateur Sherlocks heed this call! Come to this lively group and share your passion for mysteries!
• Saturday @ the Movies – Every Saturday at 2:00 PM. Enjoy an action packed film with big sound and big screen; a deal that can’t be beat!! Check with the library staff regarding title and ratings information. • Beginning Computer Classes - First and Third Tuesday at 10:00 AM. These classes are designed for people looking to learn about computers at a very introductory level. All classes are free of charge. The first twelve patrons will be accommodated. • Bear Creek Knitting Club - Every Thursday, 4:00 PM. The Bear Creek Knitters Club is a place to share ideas, to learn new knitting techniques or to teach someone else a new knitting skill. Don’t miss out on the weekly fun!! Make sure to bring your needles and yarn. All ages welcome!
• Teen Programs - Every Monday, 4:00 PM. Want to do something fun and interesting after school? The library is hosting weekly Teen events. You can watch an anime, take part in a book or movie critic club and so much more!
• Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-5 years. • Tuesdays, 11:15 AM - Infant Story Time for children ages 0-18 months. • Tuesdays, 5:00 PM - Kid’s Korner Story Time for school-aged children. • Wednesdays, 10:30 & 11:00 AM - Toddler Story Time for children ages 18 months-3 years.
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• Wednesdays, 5:00 PM - Tweeners for middle school aged children. • 1st Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Infant Explorers: All materials are furnished. Recommended for children ages 0-36 months. • 2nd Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Free play for all. All ages. • 3rd Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Preschool Picassos Art Camp: All materials are furnished. Recommended for children ages 3-5 years. • 4th Thursday of every month, 10:30 AM - Build it! Recommended for children ages 3+ years. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call 281550-0885 or log on to www.hcpl.net.
NORTHWEST BRANCH HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
11355 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, TX 77429, 281-890-2665, www.hcpl.net Hours of Service - Monday - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday/Thursday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wednesday -12:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Friday - Closed, Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Sunday - Closed. • Holiday Closings: New Year, January 1st and January 21st for MLK Day.
JANUARY ADULT ONGOING EVENTS
• Inspirational Book Club - Monday, January 14th at 2:00 PM. Enjoy reading and discussing the many wonderful works of Christian Fiction that are on the market today. Learn about the authors, the stories and discuss the ideas presented in the books. • Reader’s Perspective Book Club - Monday, January 21st at 2:00 pm. A book club where members read books and share the books that they have read with other book-lovers! • Quilting Bee - Tuesdays at 1:00 pm. Be at the Bee! The Library Quilting Bee that is… Bring your projects, machines, looms, material stash, etc. and quilt ‘til you wilt! • Stress Free Computer Class - Wednesdays at 12:00 pm. These computer classes are designed for adults with a specific topic every week. The classes are an excellent opportunity to learn more about computers in a relaxed environment filled with smiles and laughter. All classes are free and open to the public. • Sit & Stitch - Thursdays at 10:00 Am. Are you crafty? Come and join us for Sit & Stitch - bring knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, quilting or other projects!
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• Storybook Quilt Story Time for children ages 3-10 - Monday, January 7th at 5:00 pm. The Children’s Librarian will read a quilt-themed book with a quilt especially made to complement the book then do a quilt craft with the help of the Tri-County Quilt Guild. • Preschool Story Time for children ages 3-6 - Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Children’s Librarian will read stories, lead everyone in song and direct the making of a craft project. • Baby Book Time for children ages 0-18 months - Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Children’s Librarian will read a simple story, lead everyone through the performance of nursery rhymes and songs and encourage interaction between caregivers and babies through the use of educational toys. • Infant Gymboree - non-walkers only - Wednesday, January 2nd at 2:00 pm. Encourage development through play and learning with this program designed to support your child’s growth at their own individual pace. From sensory stimulation to problem-solving games and storytelling, this class uses play-based activities to stretch the body and mind. • Toddler Story Time for children ages 18-36 months - Thursdays at 10:30 am. Children’s Librarian will read stories, lead everyone in song and direct the making of a craft project for this younger set. Children’s programs require a free ticket for admission. Tickets will be distributed beginning 30 minutes before the program begins.
LONE STAR COLLEGE - cyfair LIBRARY
9191 Barker-Cypress Road Cypress, TX 77433 281-290-3210 HOURS OF SERVICE: Monday through Thursday, 7 am - 10 pm; FridaySaturday, 8 am - 6 pm; Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm.
Holiday Hours: • Jan. 1st, we will be closed for New Year’s Holiday. • Wed. and Thurs., Jan. 2nd-3rd - 8 AM - 8 PM • Fri. and Sat., Jan. 4th-5th - 10 AM - 6 PM. • January 6th, Sunday - Regular Hours Resume • January 20th-21st, Sunday-Monday - Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday • FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY - The Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library Friends Book Room is now accepting gently used books and offering them to the public for a set donation amount. The store is open six days a week and staffed by volunteers. Proceeds support library programs. Help support our community library. • Note: our blog address has changed… *CyFair Library Branch Blog page at http://hcpl.net/location/cy-faircollege-library, for news and events about the library and college and in the community. • Visit us on Facebook at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. • NEW: Sign up for our new weekly email reminder, the Library eUpdate and stay up-to-date about library services, events and programs. Go to www.lonestar.edu/library/16099 to sign up.
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Book Clubs • 1/9: Sports Page Book Club (2nd Wed. of the month) - 1 pm, room 215 - Out of the Blue by Victor Cruz with Peter Schrager. • 1/??: Books without Borders - 1 pm, room 215 - call for date and book title. (Note: This title is on order, but you can request an interlibrary loan copy until LSC-CyFair copies are received. • 1/??: I Love a Mystery Book Club - 12:00 PM, room 215 - call back for date and book title . • 1/31: Back in Time: Historical Book Club - 3:30 pm, LRNC 215 The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian. Business Success Seminars - Returning in February 2013. Details forthcoming. Common Thread: Knitting, Crocheting and Needlework Group Spring 2013 sessions begin January 8th. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 am, LRNC 116 . Bring your knitting, crocheting or needlework supplies and projects and join our group. All ages welcome. Computer Workshops - KRNC 105 • Saturday, January 5th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Introducción al uso del mouse (ratón) y el teclado (key boarding) (en español) • Tuesday, January 8th, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, PowerPoint: Essentials • Saturday, January 12th, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Word: Essentials and Beyond • Tuesday, January 15th, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, PowerPoint: Beyond the Essentials • Tuesday, January 22nd, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Excel: Essentials • Saturday, January 26th, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, PowerPoint: Essentials and Beyond • Tuesday, January 29th, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Excel: Beyond the Essentials View the full schedule at LoneStar.edu/library/15212 eBook/eReader Workshops Open Lab, LRNC 105 (unless otherwise noted) • Monday, January 7th, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm • Monday, January 28th, 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
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Contemporary Books for Everyone Book Club • Sundays, 2 - 3 PM, LRNC 215. January 27th: Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan . Classics for Home Schooled Teens, • Fridays, 1 - 2 PM, LRNC 215. January 18th: The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells • 1/16 - Tween Book Club (registration required) PSAT/SAT Prep • Math, Chemistry, Physics Mondays, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, LRNC 131 Returns February 4th. Teen Blogs • Teen Thoughts: a blog for teens: cyfairteenthoughts.blogspot.com • Veni, Vidi, Vici: I Came, I Saw, I Conquered: venividiviciteens. blogspot.com (by teens who are transitioning from high school to college). Teen Library Programs * See the full schedule of Teen Programs and Activities at LoneStar.edu/ library/cyfair-teens-services.htm
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Certain children’s programs require registration in person, please contact the Kids Corner at 281-290-3211 for details. Please note age requirements for the programs. Limited space is available for each program and tickets are available in person, 1 hour before the program starts. Weekly Storytimes and Activities Mondays: Baby Time (6-24 months) - 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am; Pajama Storytime (2-7) - 6:30 pm . Tuesdays: Toddler Time (2-3 1/2 years) - 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am. Family Storytime (2-7) - 6:30 pm. Wednesdays: Preschool Time (3-6 years) - 10 am, 11 am Thursdays: Spanish Time (2-6 years) - 11 am; Craft Time (4+ years) - 5:30 pm (New time); Game Night (4+ years) - 7:00 pm (New time). • 1/23 - My First Book Club (registration required) Children’s Library Programs * See the full schedule of Children’s Programs and Activities at LoneStar. edu/library/cyfair-children-services.htm See website for special activities and programs. All programs are free and open to the public.
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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: • Fabric - 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, at 281-693-7150 or Sally Burns, Houston Area Project Linus Coordinator, at 281-492-2679. More information about Project Linus can be found at www.projectlinus.org
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, 10655 Steepletop Drive, is in need of additional volunteers. They have a great need for volunteers to work in the gift shop and information desk. If interested, please contact the hospital at 281-897-3186 and ask for the volunteer desk.
When you volunteer you are giving to your community, but did you realize volunteering also benefits you as an individual? CAM volunteers often let us know the fun they are having, the friends they have made and the fulfillment they receive from helping others. The services provided at CAM, are made possible by many dedicated volunteers. If you enjoy working with the public, decorating or merchandising, then serving in CAM’s resale shop, Angels’ Attic, is the place for you. Our busy community donation area, the Cellar, is looking for people willing to serve by processing donations and restocking Angels’ Attic. Please plan to attend a volunteer tour and orientation by calling Tara Rauch 281-955-7683 or email at email@example.com. For a description of the services provided at Cypress Assistance Ministries, Food Pantry requests, and a detailed description of volunteer opportunities, please see our web site, www.cypressassistance.org
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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 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 713-468-8972 x158 for more information or visit us at www.twrc-houston.org
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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 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.
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The Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department provides fire, rescue and EMS services to 156 square miles of Northwest Harris County for the residents of Harris County Emergency Service District #9. By operating from 12 community based volunteer fire stations we are able to quickly and efficiently respond to help our neighbors in times of emergency. For more information on the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department or on how you can join the other 350 volunteers of our Department and be one of Cy-Fair’s bravest, call us at 281-656-3840 or visit us on the web at www.cyfairvfd.org
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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.
The Cy-Fair community has a new non-profit organization named Mission Cy-Fair. You can learn more about us at www.missioncyfair.org. We are currently needing volunteers to work with our after school apartment ministry serving the children of The Lake and Timberwalk apartments located at 5650 Timbercreek Place Drive. If you are interested, we’d love to talk with you more. Please contact email@example.com
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Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization devoted to inspiring and preparing young students to succeed in a global economy. In partnership with businesses and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to schools, opening student minds to their true potential. Junior Achievement programs, taught by local business professionals, community volunteers and parents, build a bridge between school learning and young people’s future success in their work world and real lives by offering hands-on activities that further explore the topics of free enterprise, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement volunteers inspire young people to succeed and volunteers can see the difference they are making right away from the students excitement and understanding of the concepts. It is the only organization that makes it simple for volunteers to experience the immediate benefits of their involvement and the impact of success on the young people in the community. Junior Achievement is always recruiting new volunteers, for only with the support of schools, parents and community is it possible to bring these extraordinary programs to the students. Contact the Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas office today, 713-682-4500, to find out about opportunities near you. With trainings for the fall semester beginning as early as September, start making a difference today.
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CROSSROADS is a nonprofit United Way agency that provides mentors for at risk youth between the ages of 10 and 17. Visit our website at www. crossroads-volunteers.org and consider running an ad like the one below in your Copperfield subdivision newsletter. Many young people don’t have strong positive adult influences in their lives to help guide them through these crucial years. Mentoring makes a difference in both the life of the youth and our community. A commitment of 1 hour weekly is all we ask. Help us shape the leaders of tomorrow by contacting Jan, CROSSROADS Volunteer Recruiter at Jan.email@example.com or 713-295-2779. Mentor one child… change two lives.
Community Groups Heritage Groups • WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB, 3rd Fridays, 7:00 PM, Cy-Fair VFD Admin building, 9630 Telge Road. Everyone invited whether Italian heritage or not. For more information, call Hank Berti, 281-858-1944. • Bear Creek Brit’s, (Serving the Westside) If interested, please phone Cath at 281-395-6701. • National Council of Jewish Women meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For info, call Leda 713-572-9924 or mkarchmer@ sbcglobal.net • Bear Creek Genealogy Society - meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, September-May, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, at the Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston TX 77084. Contact: Gary at 281-398-0333, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Alan at 281-5790480, email Leeds3@swbell.net • Sam Houston Chapter - Sons of the Republic of Texas, 3rd Saturdays except April, 12 Noon, The Briar Club, 2603 Timmons Lane, www.samhoustonchapter.tripod.com, 713-647-0570 or 713-352-0993. • SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 2nd Tuesdays, (except January & August), dinner at 7:00 PM, The Spaghetti Warehouse in Downtown Houston (901 Commerce at Travis, 281-859-7125, email email@example.com or www.txsuv.org/Lea/Index. • ROBERT RANKIN CHAPTER TEXAS SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month (except June &
July), 6:30 PM at Spring Creek Barbecue on Hwy 6 close to West Little York. Visitors are always welcome! • Commemorative Air Force West Houston Squadron - visit to see our WWII Aircraft and tour our WWII Museum on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, located at the West Houston Airport just east of Barker Cypress on Groschke Rd. (For detailed directions go to: www.westhoustonsqdn.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. • Civil War Fife and Drum Corp, If interested, please contact Mus. C.C. Lyman at 281-797-1275. • Tejas Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution - For more info., please contact Lori Walters at 281- 491-2673. • CYPRESS, TEXAS NSCAR SOCIETY - For info, visit www.nscar.org or contact Melinda Sims, Organizing Senior Society President, 281-856-2536 or email firstname.lastname@example.org • ELISHA ROBERTS CHAPTER, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - meets 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 PM at Backyard Grill, (9453 Jones Road). For more info, email Cheryl Partney, at cpart86@ comcast.net • AMERICAN LEGION POST 324 - meets every second Sunday of the month. For more info., please contact Jimmy Baughman at 281-256-6824.
Parenting Groups • LA LECHE LEAGUE breastfeeding support group – at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Community, 6646 Addicks, the second Tuesday of the month, 10:00 AM. For further info., please call the Houston Area LLL Helpline at 713-383-2819 or visit www.LLLHouston.org • Bear Creek Baptist MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) - Bear Creek Baptist Church, 5901 N Fry Road - 2nd and 4th Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 AM – 281-304-6778.
• good shepherd (MOPS) - meets at Good Shepherd on the 2nd and 4th Friday mornings of the month during the school year. Please contact Renate Wheeler now at 281-246-4396 or email: email@example.com for info. • bear creek umc mops - Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 9:30-11:30 AM. Located at 16000 Rippling Water Dr., Houston, TX 77084. For more information, cal 281-463-2330 or visit www.bearcreekumc.org • Second Baptist MOPS- West Campus - Free childcare. For more info, call Laurie at 713-465-3408 x 1105. • METMOPS, Mother’s of Preschoolers - meets either the 1st and 3rd Friday mornings or the 2nd and 4th Friday mornings, from 9:15 11:45 AM. Childcare is provided with registration. www.metmops.org • Copperfield MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)- Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, from 9:30 – 12 noon. Childcare is provided with registration. Contact Denise Menger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-385-8078 for more info. • MOMS IN TOUCH INTERNATIONAL Go to www.MomsInTouch.org or contact Dana Grindal at 281-374-0892; email corey_and_dana@sbcglobal. net • MOMS IN PRAYER MEETINGS FOR WARNER ELEMENTARY & FUTURE ELEMENTARY #53 - will meet from 9:30-10:30 AM. At this time, there is no childcare available. Please contact, Christa Freyhof, at momsinprayer@att. net for location information and additional info. • Moms In Motion/Heritage Presb. Church, 7934 N. Hwy. 6, 3rd Thurs. 7:30 pm, www.mimhouston.org • Texas Early Childhood Intervention 1-800-250-2246 or www. dars.state.tx.us/ecis/. • PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS, www.parentswithoutpartners.org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www.pwphouston.org or Barbara 281-469-5646. • Childcare Professionals of Houston - meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at the Bear Creek Community Center. For info, please call 832-593-6656.
• WEST HOUSTON HOME EDUCATORS, INC. 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, Cypress Family Fellowship Church, 17330 W. Little York, 281-500-6089, email email@example.com or www.whhe.org • International Moms Club, go to www.momsclub.org for one closest to you • MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (MYC) - Mothers of Young Children is designed to minister to families with young children throughout our community. For more information, check out our web site at www.stcuthbert. org or call the church office at 281-463-7330. • Northwest Houston Mothers of Multiples (NWHMOM) meets at 7 PM, the third Thursday of every month, at the Coles Crossing subdivision clubhouse, 13050 Barker Cypress in Cypress. For info, visit www.nwhmom.org • Muslim Mommies of Northwest Houston - provides an Islamic environment for mothers and children to learn, play and socialize. If interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org • Mocha Moms, Inc. - serves as an advocate for those stay at home mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within it’s membership. Visit NWHoustonMochaMoms.webs.com, email email@example.com or call 281-852-2795. • MOMS CLUB OF CYPRESS-NORTH - meetings are the 2nd Thursday of every month. For more info., visit www.momsclub.org or contact Stephanie Hvezdos, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-444-0697 for location, directions or any questions. • Luna Moms Club - is a great group for moms and children to learn, grow and play together, while making new friends! For more info., please contact Ami Almquist at 713-705-3514 or email@example.com • MOMS Club of Far Northwest Houston a support network for stay at home moms who are ready to get out of the house and play! Find out more at our next monthly meeting! For more info., please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.momsclub.org • West Houston Medical Center offers FREE Mother and Child Play and Informational Support Group. For info, call 281-588-8065. The Doctor’s Center is located at 12121 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77082.
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Support & Help Groups • Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM) - located at 11202 Huffmeister. For a description of all our services please see our web site, www.cypressassistanceministries.com Donations can be made Mon. – Weds. 10 AM - 6 PM and Thurs. – Sat. 10 AM - 3 PM. • BEAR CREEK AL-ANON MEETINGS, Mondays, 8:00 PM, West Houston Church of Christ, Room 207, 17100 West Road. Wednesdays, 8:00 PM, Bear Creek Community Center, Hwy. 6 & Patterson Rd. behind Farm & Ranch Pavilion. Saturdays, 9:00 AM, Heritage Presbyterian Church, 7934 Hwy. 6 N, 713-683-7227 or www.hal-pc.org/`alanonpx. • ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, If you want to drink, that’s your business; if you want to stop, that’s ours. To find a meeting near you or for other information call: 713-686-6300 or go to www.aahouston.org • W/NW HOUSTON DOWN SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP, 3rd Thursdays, 7:00 PM, Copperfield Church, ,t 8350 Hwy. 6 N, 281-859-4109 or www.dsah.net • Lyme Disease Support group, Second Saturday of each month, 3:00-5:00 PM , Kindred Hospital cafeteria, 11297 Fallbrook. Teresa Lucher Contact person: email@example.com • Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Ages 12 – 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25 call 713-647-8858. • GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS, Hotline at 713-684-6654. Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Bear Creek Community Center, www.texasga.org • OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS, Mondays, 6:00 PM, Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water, ROOM Coke #1, 281-345-8319. • TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS) BEAR CREEK CHAPTER, Mondays and Fridays 9:30 AM-11:00 AM, Thomas Glazier Senior Education Center, located at 16600 Pine Forest Lane. www.tops.org • Alzheimer’s Support Group - meets at Cypress UMC on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, in room W201. For more info, call Marianne Johnson at 281-469-2818.
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• CANCER COUNSELING at North Cypress Medical Center at North Cypress Medical Center at 21216 Northwest Freeway, Suite 110, Cypress, TX, 1st floor of the Professional Building. For questions regarding any of our support groups, call Janet Kantenberger, LCSW, at 832-912-3658 or visit www.ncmc-hospital.com • Bear creek MS support group - meets monthly on the Third Saturday, 1 PM - 3 PM, at The Church Without Walls, 5725 Queenston Blvd, Houston, Texas 77083. For more info., contact Paula 281-530-3857 or Alicia 713-394-2971. • Northwest Houston Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM, at Cy-Fair Professional Building, 11302 Fallbrook near FM1960. Please contact Connie Crocker at 281-373-5860 for information. • Bear Creek Baptist Church divorce Support Group, meets on Sundays, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at the church campus located at 5901 N. Fry Road @ West Little York. Pre-register by calling Erin Wilkins at 281-859-9900. Childcare will be provided for those registered. • West Houston Aglow Lighthouse, meets monthly on the second Thursday, mornings at 10:00 AM, for bible study, prayer and fellowship. Meetings are held at Deerfield Village Recreation Center, at the intersection of Clay Road and Barker Cypress. For more info., email christinejackson@ peoplepc.com • Cypress Calling Ministries Bunco for Babies, is hosting Bunco for Babies in your neighborhood. To find out more please email CCM at firstname.lastname@example.org or come check out our website www. cypresscalling.com for more info. • Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA), meeting is every Tuesday at 7:00 PM, West Houston Community Center, located at 725 Bateswood, Houston 77079. Our original Houston meeting takes places every week on Sunday at 3:00 PM, at the same location. Call FA at 781932-6300 or locally 281-392-8914. Visit our website at www.foodaddicts.org • GIVE AN HOUR™ NETWORK, Provides Free Counseling to Troops and Families. People interested in receiving services through Give an Hour™ are encouraged to call 281-855-1982 or log on to www.banyancounseling.com, (click Military Families link) or www.giveanhour.org to determine availability or to locate another provider in your area. • Bereavement Support Group, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Community church at 6646 Addicks Satsuma Road, Bereavement support Group meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month, in room 11 in the Family Life Center from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. For more info., contact Deborah Jackson (281-550-3027) or Gini Buehler (281-861-6306). • GOOD SHEPHERD UMC SUPPORT GROUPS, see our website for info., www.goodchurch.us or call the church, 281-373-2273. • Lifeline Support Group, a mutual support group for Widows & Widowers. Our group meets once a month for a general meeting and has activities on a weekly basis for members. For info., 281-497-2663. • St. Cuthbert Episcopal Church SUPPORT GROUPS, see our website for info., www.stcuthbert.org or contact Peggy Addington at 281550-2199. • Family of Faith Lutheran Church SUPPORT GROUPS, see website for info., www.thefamilyoffaith.org and/or www.griefshare.org
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• ZTA Houston West Alumnae group - meets every month. For info, please contact us at email@example.com • NW Houston Alpha Delta Pi Alumni Group, Meetings 3rd Tuesdays, Kelly Hammons, 281-463-4242 for more info.. • AGGIE MOMS, 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, Houston Distributing Company, Inc. 7100 High Life Drive, Houston, TX 77066 just off Cutten Road and West of Beltway 8 and between 1960 & Hwy. 249, www.nwhcaggiemoms.com or email Robin Galvin - President, at firstname.lastname@example.org • Northwest Harris County Tri Delta Alumnae - meet on a monthly basis in the Northwest Harris County Area. We are a diverse group of ladies representing many schools nationwide. For more information, please contact Patsy at 281-370-8516 or Karen at email@example.com
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POLITICAL INTEREST GROUPS: • CY-FAIR REPUBLICAN WOMEN, 2nd Tuesdays, at Carraba’s Copperfield starting at 10:30 AM, website at www.cfrw.net • Cy-Fair Area Democratic Club, 1st Thursdays, 6:30 - 9 PM, Goode Company BBQ, 20102 Northwest Freeway, www.cyfairdems.org • Cypress-Tomball Democrats, third Wednesday of every month. For more info., contact Olga Moya at firstname.lastname@example.org
KIWANIS/ROTARY CLUBS: • BEAR CREEK/COPPERFIELD ROTARY CLUB, Thursdays, 12 Noon, Carrabba’s Italian Restaurant at 7540 Highway 6 North. Paula Allen - 281855-9664. • Bear Creek-Copperfield Rotary flag project - Please call Darlene at 281-463-4296 for info. On having flags set up, take down and store flags for the major flag holidays. • Cy-Fair Rotary Club - meets each Monday, at 12:00 noon, at Carl’s Bar-B-Que located at 21920 Highway 290 West, in Cypress, Texas. For further information, contact Justin Lindstrom at 281-493-1141. • CY-FAIR KIWANIS CLUB, Hearthstone Country Club, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM (cost of lunch is $10). John Carroll, 281-463-0373; George Crowl, 832-4671998 or Peggy Presnell, 281-304-7127 for more info and meeting dates. TOASTMASTERS: • TALK-OF-THE-TOWN TOASTMASTERS, Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, DeVry University (Room 1160), 11125 Equity Drive, Houston TX, 77041. Use Clay Road exit off West Beltway 8, Eddie, 713-408-6751, eddiemerla@yahoo. com or Thilippe Letellier, 713-857-8595. • FOUNDRY TOASTMASTERS, Thursdays, 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM, Foundry United Methodist Church, 8350 Jones Road, 713-466-3400. • Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club, every Thursday, 11:45 AM, NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, 281-228-6287 or www.toastmasters.org • Easy Risers Toastmasters Club, Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 AM, Fulbright Tower, 1301 McKinney, downtown Houston, conf room 2739! Ed Young: email@example.com • Cy-Fair Superspeakers, meets every Monday at 6:45 to 8:00 PM at the MET Family Life Center, 11403 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, TX 77429. For more info., www.cyfairsuperspeakers.org or call 832-523-4808. • Phoenix Risers Toastmasters - meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month at the University of Phoenix building between Kirkwood and Wilcrest on Katy Freeway. For further info, email Phoenix Risers@Phoenix. edu. • SPEAKERS CONNECTION - meets at 9110 Rodney Ray Blvd., “The Castle” in Rolling Fork Subdivision. For more info., contact either Alfredo Barriga at 281-374-7834 or Jude Wiggins 713-466-3400 or visit our website at http://speakersconnection.org BUSINESS/NETWORKING: • West Houston International Assoc. of Administrative Professionals, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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LIONS CLUBS: • Houston Cy-Fair Lions Club, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 7:00 PM, at the Lions Den inside Bane Park, at West Little York near Gessner. We have a catered meal each meeting. Bud Casey, 281-469-5555 or Sandra Martin 281-550-2798.
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• Laureate Theta Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi - meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays. For more info., contact Pat at 281-371-2786 or Judy at 281-347-6753. • NW Harris County Tri Delta Alumnae - meets on the second Tuesday of every month September - April. For more info., please contact Karen at email@example.com
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• Business Networking Group, Tuesdays, 7:00 AM, Holiday Inn, Hwy. 6 and I-10. 713-515-2998. • WEST NORTHWEST SMALL BUSINESS NETWORK, Tuesdays, 7:00 AM, Sterling Bank, 6985 Highway 6 North. Leslie Lawson 281-345-1825 or visit www.dgurka.com for more info. • CY-FAIR EXPRESS NETWORK - held from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, the fourth Thursdays of the month, at Sterling National Golf Club, 16500 Houston National Blvd., Houston, Texas 77095. For cost and reservation info., www.cyfen.org or contact Melanie Hugele at 281-989-3190. • 290 CYPRESS BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP - Meets every Thursday, at Cypress Station Grill (located at 26010 Hempstead Road - on the corner of Hempstead Road and Spring Cypress), at 7:30 AM. • 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. • HOUSTON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS - National Country Club, at 11:30 AM, located at 16500 Houston National Golf Club, in Stonegate subdivision. Contact Gayla Skates for additional information gaylaskates@ yahoo.com SENIORS: • C.A.P.S. HELPING AREA SENIORS, The Fifty Plus group meets Thursdays, 9:30 AM, 281-469-0730. • BEAR CREEK AARP, 3rd Thursdays, 12:00 PM for pot luck luncheon, Bear Creek Community Center, Bear Creek Drive and Patterson Road, 281-5506359. • AARP CY-FAIR CHAPTER #4543, 3rd Tuesdays, 9:30AM, Village on the Park, 12012 Steepleway Blvd, Paul Morgan at 281-807-9118. • National Active & Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Cypress Chapter. Contact info: Mary Bianche, 281-746-2742. Accepting charter members. MISC COMMUNITY GROUPS: • CWC - meets the first Thursday of most months at West Houston Church of Christ. Our meetings begin with social time and refreshments at 7:00 PM immediately followed by a program at 7:30 PM. For more info., contact email@example.com • METRO free ride-matching service, www.ridemetro.org/ridepro. Click on the Register button to create an account to enter your home address, your work address, your schedule and your contact info. (don’t worry, your exact home address is hidden).
• Commute Solutions, programs like STAR Vanpool, Flexible Work Schedules, transit information and NuRide visit www. commutesolutionshouston.org or call 832-681-2589. • La-fundacion.net - is a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Nonprofit Foundation whose mission is to provide Technology and Education to those being left behind by the Info. Age. For more info., call 713-460-5544, write to info@ la-fundacion.net or visit our web page at www.la-fundacion.net • bear creek community center – 281-859-1566, www.pct3.hctx.net • BP Partners - Local organization for the spouses and partners of BP employees. Monthly activities. For membership info., contact Phyllis Crouch at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bppartnershouston.com • Cypress Creek EMS (CCEMS), offers American Heart Association (AHA) CPR courses at its Education Center located at 7111 Five Forks, Spring, Texas. To schedule a course for formal AHA certification you can call CCEMS at 281-378-0800.
Craft & Hobby Groups • HARRIS COUNTY MASTER GARDENER - Generally meet on the first Tuesday of the month. For more info., call 281-855-5600 or visit http:// harris,agrilife.org/hort • Spring Branch African Violet Club - meets the second Saturday of each month, (Jan. through Nov.), at 10:30 AM at the Copperfield Baptist Church, 8350 Highway 6 North, Houston, Texas 77095. Call 713-462-4257 to confirm meeting date and time. For more info: www.orgsites.com/tx/sbavc • Cypress Creek Lakes Garden Club - a nonprofit group, meets the second Monday (September-May), from 7-9 PM. For more information, see blog spot at www.cypresscreeklakesgc.blogspot.com or email cclgc1@ gmail.com • THE BLUEBONNET STENCILERS OF TEXAS, 1st Mondays, 6:30 - 9 PM, Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter, 281-370-2005. • PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS, 2nd Thursdays, 6:30 PM, Bear Creek Comm. Center (Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park), 281-492-0246. • 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 • The Tri-County Quilt Guild - meets the 1st Tuesday of every month, at 7 PM till 9 PM, at Fairfield Baptist Church off 290 and Muescke Rd. Check out the website for more information www.tricountyquiltguild.org
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• MOCKINGBIRD SMOCKING GUILD, 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, JoAnn’s Fabrics, Willowbrook, 281-859-6031. • 40 Something, 2nd Saturdays, 6:30 PM, Denny’s, located at Kieth Harrow and Highway 6. Sandy, 281-858-7833 or JoAnn, 281-550-8162. • BUNCO FOR FUN, Looking for players to formulate a Bunco Club. For info., call 281-682-1750 or send an email to: email@example.com • MONTHLY BUNCO GROUP, meets once a month and the cost is only $5. If you’re interested in joining or want more information you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-859-5577. • MAH JONGG PLAYERS NEEDED, We love to play days, evenings or weekends (western version with card). Contact me for details: sniss1957@ gmail.com • ANYONE UP FOR PLAYING PINOCHLE? For info., please call Lillian @ 281-682-1750 or email me at email@example.com • WORKING SINGLE WOMAN Looking for single women 45+ for a singles group. If you are interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org • Sounds of Cypress Band come out for practice on Tuesday nights at 7 PM at the Lone Star College College-CyFair campus in the Fine Arts Building. For more info., email the director, DeeDee Flores at ddftex@aol. com or call her at 713-410-8051.
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Animal Information LOST YOUR PET?
Veterinary Public Health DIVISION
(Formerly called Harris County Animal Control) The Veterinary Public Health Division posts photos of all animals found on their website and updates it twice daily. If you have lost your pet, please check this website. www.countypets.com.
Veterinary Public Health DIVISION
Harris County Animal Control ordinance
Residents of Harris County must be aware of the regulations adopted by Commissioners Court to meet the standards of the “Texas Rabies Control Act of 1981.” This ordinance, enforced by Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control) is designed to protect the health and welfare of Harris County residents. • Requires the annual vaccination and registration of all dogs and cats four months of age and older. Vaccinated within the last twelve months, or; Vaccinated within the last 36 months provided that the animal was vaccinated twice within 12 months and the last vaccination was with a licensed 3-year vaccine.
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• Requires dogs and cats to be physically restrained at all times, without access to the sidewalks and streets. • Sets a REGISTRATION FEE for all dogs and cats: Updated 8/2011 $15 LIFETIME: for neutered dogs and cats. Proof of neutering required. $15 LIFETIME; for dogs and cats belonging to persons 65 years of age or older. •NOTE: All pets with lifetime registration must be vaccinated yearly against rabies. $75 Triennial License: for dogs and cats with qualifying vaccination status. Must provide proof of two rabies vaccinations within 12 months and the last vaccination must be with an licensed 3-year vaccine $25 ANNUAL: fee for all other dogs and cats. $5 REPLACEMENT fee for Harris County tag. Sets an IMPOUNDMENT FEE plus a boarding fee to be charged for each animal picked up. Owner may also be issued a citation for allowing the animal to run loose. OTHER • Impounded animals shall be kept three days to allow the owner time to redeem them. • The occupant/head of household of any premises on which a dog or cat remains for a period of seven days is presumed to be the owner of that animal. • All animals suspected of rabies, or animals that bite, scratch or otherwise attack any person shall be impounded at the discretion of the County Health Officer, for a period of ten days under veterinary observation. • Violators of any provision of this order are guilty of a misdemeanor and are subject to a fine of up to $200 in a Justice of the Peace Court. SOURCE Harris county Health Department, Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control), 2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588, www.hcphes.org/vph.
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HARRIS COUNTY LEASH LAW
Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents. While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal. Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control) advises that “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat, nor to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.” Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following circumstances: 1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who is capable of controlling or governing the dog or cat in question 2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle 3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not have access to sidewalk or street.”
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While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained. LSC-CyFair 9191 Barker Cypress Cypress, TX 77433 LSC-Fairbanks Center 14955 Northwest Freeway Houston, TX 77040
Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing to properly restrain their pet.
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REMINDER OF HARRIS COUNTY BANNING OF SALE OF ANIMALS ALONG PUBLIC ROADS
Special Pet Shelters & Organizations
In 2007, Harris County moved to ban sales of animals along public roads and parking lots in unincorporated areas. A violation is a Class C misdemeanor which can mean a $500 fine.
Special Pals Food & Supply Drive
At Special Pals, we are dedicated to using our resources to improve the lives of those homeless companion animals in our local shelters by giving them a nutritious meal and health care. Help make a difference and join Special Pals in the fight against hunger.
RESCUE - REHABILITATE - REHOME LONE STAR BOXER RESCUE Lone Star Boxer Rescue is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization dedicated to the health and well being of the boxer breed. LSBR is run and managed by volunteers. Our main objective is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home boxers that come to us from many sources including local animal shelters, owner surrenders, and strays. Call 713-464-1381 or visit our website - www.lsbr. org, P.O. Box 541286 Houston, TX 77254-1286, email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD ITEMS NEEDED: Pedigree (small bites) dry & wet dog food , Pedigree puppy dry & wet food , Purinia dry & wet dog food, Friskies dry & wet cat food (not shredded or chunks), Purina dry & wet cat food (not shredded or chunks) .
ADOPT A PET - ADOPT A CAT, a non-profit cat shelter, has cats available for adoption at the Petco at Hwy. 6 and FM 529 on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 12:30 to 5:00 PM. Pets of the Week are always at Petco and available for adoption. The $70 fee includes spay / neuter, FeLV and FIV testing, some shots and de-worming. Call 281-580-6652 for more information.
Financial assistance for medical expenses, Kitchen trash bags 13 gal., Liquid bleach, Clay cat litter (non-scoopable) and Angled Kitchen brooms are also needed. Checks may also be sent to: Special Pals 3830 Greenhouse Road Houston, TX 77084
Citizens for Animal Protection is a Non-Profit shelter MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF AN ORPHAN ANIMAL - ADOPT - Located at 17555 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77094. We are a unique example of humane housing for homeless animals & open 7 days a week. CAP’s Pet Supply Shop has everything you need for your pet or for the people that love them and at a reasonable price. Monday - Friday, 11 AM - 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, 1 PM - 5 PM. For more information, call 281-497-0591, www.cap4pets.org.
Special Pals is a no-kill, limited intake animal shelter located west of Houston in Katy, TX. Special Pals provides medical care and temporary homes for up to 100 dogs and cats at a time. The shelter holds regular discounted shot clinics and events designed to educate the public on proper pet care. For donation and adoption information, visit www.SpecialPalsShelter.org or call 281-579-PETS (7387).
Dachshund Rescue of Houston - Who We Are, What We Do - We are a small group of dachsie lovers from Houston and surrounding communities. We care so much about the Dachshund breed that we can’t bear the thought of any Dachshund suffering. We have one sole purpose and that is to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home Dachshunds in need of a second chance at life and love. Our rescue efforts are primarily focused on
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Horse rescue needs members, foster homes and contributions. www. bluebonnetequine.org or 888-542-5163. basset buddies rescue of texas - We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers devoted to the rescue of unwanted, abused, and homeless basset hounds in Houston, TX and surrounding regions. Bassets are rescued from shelters or received directly from owners who feel unable/unwilling to continue to care for them. Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas, PO Box 130244, Houston, TX 77219-0244. www.bassetbuddies-rescue.org. 281-303-5496. Noah’s Ark is an independent community-supported non-profit animal shelter that provides humane shelter and services for homeless, sick and abused animals. Through contributions from private individuals and organizations, the shelter is able to maintain its dedication to animals. Without the generous support of animal-lovers in this community and beyond. Visit the shelter at 18430 K-Z Road, Cypress, Texas 77433. For more information, visit our website at www.noahs-ark-sanctuary.org or call 281-351-NOAH. (SNAP) Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc. provides free (to qualified individuals) and low-cost (to all) spay/neuter and wellness services for domesticated dogs and cats, and feral cats. SNAP provides sterilization services, vaccinations, heartworm tests and preventative, and flea preventatives. SNAP is a non-profit organization that has mobile clinics, a surgery clinic and a wellness clinic and has volunteer opportunities. Please visit us online at www.snapus.org or the Surgery Clinic at 713-863-0010, the Wellness Clinic at 713-862-8001 or the Mobile Clinic at 713-522-2337. SPECIAL PALS - Please help us keep our doors open so we can help the homeless animals. We have no choice but to send out a SOS “Save Our Shelter.” Please send your donation in today to: Special Pals, Inc, 3830 Greenhouse Road, Houston, TX 77084. Special Pals is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we need your ‘yelp’ in supporting our animal shelter. 3830 Greenhouse Road, Houston, Texas 77084, 281-579-PETS (7387). Hours are: Monday-Friday 12:00 - 3:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 PM.
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Too many pets are getting out without any form of ID and collars. The shelters are filled up and will euthanize within 24 hrs. This happened to someone’s pet in Deerfield. Please put a collar and phone # on your pet. I will be happy to call the owner if you find a pet and let them know that it should have been kept in a safe environment. I do know that there are circumstances whereby a gate is ajar or a utility person leaves it open after checking the meter and that pet gets out. You can reach the county website at www.countypets.com and their phone number is 713-999-3191. Remember thunder and fireworks are reasons why dogs bolt from their yards. Help keep them safe.
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If everyone wrapped just three gifts in reused paper, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football fields. If every household reused just two feet of ribbon each year, the resulting 38,000 miles or ribbon could tie a bow around the Earth. 28 billon pounds of edible food is thrown away each year - serve smaller portions; diners can always ask for seconds. The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high or circle the planet 10 times. Annual trash from gift-wrap and shopping bags total 4 million tons. Think about how you can reduce and help our environment. • LIGHTS: HolidayLeds.com will recycle your old incandescent lights and in return send you a coupon for 25% off any purchase of LED Christmas lights from their web site. The program is open all year round and recycled over 10,000 pounds of old lights in 2009 - 2010. See the website for shipping information. • PACKAGING: Cardboard boxes, gift-wrap, gift bags, ribbons and stick-on bows can be kept and re-used again. Don’t know what to do with those pesky foam-packaging peanuts? Many UPS Store locations accept them for reuse. Check with your local UPS Store for additional details (www.theupsstore.com). • CHRISTMAS TREE: As lights flicker out on another holiday season, many recycle their Christmas trees through community projects that chip the evergreens into garden mulch. Contact your county to find the nearest drop-off location to pick up dates. Harris County 281-8555600. Fort Bend County 281-342-6171. • UNWANTED GIFTS: Unwanted gifts can be donated to your local charities or churches. • CHRISTMAS CARDS: A traditional activity, but one which never fails to amuse the kids, is making gift tags for next year’s presents. Use pinking sheers, a hole punch and leftover ribbon. Also, local preschools and daycares often appreciate free items for arts and crafts. • CELL PHONES AND BATTERIES: Numerous retail locations will accept your old cell phones and batteries. Lowes, Home Depot, Best Buy and several more. Go to www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/ materials/ecycling/donate.htm to find your local listings.
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