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April 2013 Katy Area Events Garage Sales James E. Taylor HS JET Band HUGE GARAGE SALE

Saturday, March 30th, 8 AM to 1 PM Furniture, kitchenware, clothing, toys, sporting goods, tools & MORE! James E. Taylor HS Parking Lot 20700 Kingsland Boulevard, Katy Sponsored by Boosters of the 300+ student JET Band

GRAND LAKES GARAGE SALE!!

A community Garage Sale is planned for Saturday, April 20th. Located near Interstate 10 and the Westpark Tollway.

Annual Falcon Point East Garage sale

The Annual Falcon Point East Garage sale is April 20th from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (The rain date will be the following Saturday). Falcon Point East is near Roesner Rd. and Kingsland Blvd.

Falcon ranch Garage Sale day

The next garage sale day for Falcon Ranch residents is scheduled for April 20, 2013. Falcon Ranch is located near Westheimer Pkwy. and Cinco Ranch Blvd. off Grand Pkwy.

WESTHEIMER LAKES & WESTHEIMER LAKES NORTH AND CARDIFF RANCH COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES

Our residents have cleaned out their closets and can’t wait for you to stop by on Saturday, April 27th from 7 AM to 12 Noon! You’ll find treasures galore in our community-wide garage sale!  Residents will be selling their items right out of their garages.   For a map and list of items being sold at Westheimer Lakes and Westheimer Lakes North, don’t forget to stop by the SplashPad (located in the Westheimer Lakes section - 26103 Canyon Fields Drive, Richmond 77406, 832-222-2355) on the day of the sale.   For a map and list of items being sold at Cardiff Ranch, don’t forget to pick it up at the entrance to Cardiff Ranch, which is not far from Westheimer Lakes North (located off of FM 1463 and 1-2 miles from the FM 1093 intersection, Katy 77494, 832-222-2355) on the day of the sale. Don’t miss out!

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Katy High School Project Graduation BBQ Cook-off/Craft Show

My Little Commitment THE month of April Child Abuse Awareness Month

Please join us for our first annual BBQ Cook-off/Craft Show at the Firethorne clubhouse in North Firethorne on April 13th from 9 AM-5 PM. We will have some great family entertainment with bounce houses, popcorn and snow cones. Our BBQ Cook-off teams will be selling their BBQ and we will have tons of craft show booths selling everything from homemade candies to home decor. You could win some AWESOME items in our silent auction. Vendors needed: please call Michelle at 281-841-7237 or email at chefmichellec@ hotmail.com. We hope to see you there!!!

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church Plans Annual Bazaar

St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church is holding their annual Bazaar on Saturday, May 4th from 6 PM to 10 PM and Sunday, May 5th from 10 AM to 5 PM on the church grounds, 5356 Eleventh Street in Old Katy. Saturday night will feature a Silent Auction, BBQ dinner and a kid’s meal with a Sweet Shop, as well as music and the country store.   Sunday will feature the Live Auction at 1 PM, Entertainment, Food Booths, Games, Cake Walk, Dunk Tank, Country Store and will provide fun for all ages. Come on out and join us for a fun-filled family event. For more information about St. Bart’s and upcoming events, go to www.st-bart.org or call the parish office at 281-391-4758.

The Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church International Festival

FOOD, FOOD, FOOD - Come eat foods from around the world, Africa, America, El Salvador,  Italy, Mexico, Peru, The Philippines, Vietnam and More!!! BINGO, Children’s games, Adult games, Amusements, Cakewalk, Plants, Books, Entertainment and a lot of Fellowship!!   Saturday, May 4th from 5 PM to 11 PM and Sunday, May 5th from 10 AM to 5 PM (shuttle running all day Sunday) Located at 6646 Addicks-Satsuma Rd, Houston, TX 77084

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Spring Fling & Craft ShoW

Please join us for shopping, children’s activities and BBQ on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 5373 Franz Road, from 10 am to 4 pm. FREE admission! Vendors, please contact Mary at sainttpaulschurch@charter.net

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The entire month of April is Blue Ribbon Awareness Month. Wear BLUE ribbons throughout the month. If interested in a company effort - call 281201-7855. Small donation. Candle Light Vigil - “Remembering & Reflecting” Saturday, April 13, 2013 TIME - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Special Guest - Child Abuse Survivor Nottingham Country Park Trail (Highland Knolls & Fry Road), Katy, Texas Kids’ Zone Festival “2” Saturday, April 27, 2013 TIME - 10 AM - 1 PM West Memorial Junior High School 22311 Provincial Blvd., Katy, Texas 77450 Free Admission, Food, Live Entertainment & Fun! Vendors Too! My Little commitment is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Any questions, feel free to call: Celeste at 281-201-7855 or email mycommit@aol.com

Savannah Smiles 3rd Annual Fun Run

Honoring Savannah Norton and the fight against SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). Please come and join us for the 5K or 1 Mile on May 11, 2013 at The Villagio Town Center in Katy, Texas. 8 AM. Register online: www.fsma. org/savannahsmiles

WALK FOR WILLIAMS

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2013 Time: 9:00 AM Registration 10:00 AM Walk Location: George Bush Park 16756 Westheimer Pkwy. Houston, TX 77082 Events: Following the event, please join us for a picnic, bounce house and face painting Pricing: $20 individual $50 for family of 4 Free WSA Walk T-shirt for those who register online before May 10th. • Last names beginning with A-H, please bring 2 bags of chips to share • Last names beginning with I-Z, please bring a dessert to share To register or make a donation visit: walk4williams.org

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Keep Kids Connected currently has a program called “Cans for a Cure” where aluminum beverage cans are collected and recycled and the proceeds are used to purchase computers and for pediatric cancer research. When: Saturday, April 13th, 2013, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Tradition Bank 550 Pin Oak, Katy 77494 What: Aluminum Can Recycling Collection - Drop off your aluminum beverage cans to be recycled. Why: The money collected from recycling the cans is used to purchase computers. In 2012, Keep Kids Connected raised enough money from this fundraiser to purchase 5 computers. Remember - Every 2nd Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm. If possible, please remove the tabs and put them in a separate Ziploc bags as we donate the tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Houston. Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other lifethreatening illnesses. For more information, contact Keep Kids Connected at: P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492 or keepkidsconnected@gmail.com. Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements and download an application at www.keepkidsconnected.org 

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The Houston Family Arts Center is in its 8th season, an exciting line-up of plays and musicals all of which reflect the theme of “memories and traditions.” The season includes a timeless American classic, a stunning Tennessee Williams drama, three Tony Award-winning Best Musicals, the “revival” version of a musical with characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz and two hilarious comedies. Patrons can purchase their tickets online at www.houstonfac.com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374.   Houston Family Arts Center 2012-2013 Main Stage Season 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)  

So You Think You Can Sing? Open Auditions

(Women Only) Singing 4-part a capella with the award winning Houston Horizon Chorus. Saturday, April 13th. 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at The Program Place for Girls, 3000 SW Frwy., Houston, 77098. Prepare a 2-minute Capella song. Schedule your audition time at www.houstonhorizon.org or call: 501-281-2335.

The Katy Jazz Festival (KJF)

The Katy Jazz Festival (KJF) will be held at Katy High School, located at 6331 Highway Blvd., Katy, Texas and will feature an incredible array of jazz performances, master classes and a visual arts exhibit and sales.

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The KJF (April 26 and 27, 2013) is hosted by the Katy Independent School District and is in its 5th year. The purpose for this event is to increase exposure, education and entertainment of the jazz music medium. The event is designed to benefit participating student jazz groups, individual student musicians, jazz music educators and to provide top quality jazz performances to the community. The KJF is non-competitive in nature. It is designed to provide a performance opportunity for all jazz groups and for them to receive constructive comments / instruction from world-renowned professional musicians. For the jazz enthusiast, the opportunity to hear student jazz ensemble performances throughout the festival day, hear professional jazz artists teaching their crafts and skills and then complete the day with attending a professional jazz concert provides unparalleled insight into the development and preservation of this true American music art form.

Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company

Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company proudly presents Ravenscroft, by Don Nigro, Thursday through Saturday and Monday, May 3-18, 2013 with a preview on Thursday, May 2nd. Directed by Rob Kimbro and starring Sean Patrick Judge, Michelle Edwards, Claire Anderson, Karen Schlag, Zoquera Millburne and Kara Ray. SYNOPSIS: This psychological drama is a thinking person’s Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the death Patrick Roarke. He becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women, all of whom are suspects in the murder. There are ghosts on the staircase, skeletons in the closet and much more than the Inspector bargained for. His investigation leads into own tortured soul and the nature of truth itself. You will not guess the ending, but you will be teased, seduced, bewildered, amused, frightened and led to a dark encounter with truth or something even stranger.

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Summer Events Summerfest 2013

Saturday April 13th| - 10 am to 4 pm What Will Your Children Do This Summer? Explore the options... Enjoy the fun! Parents visit with businesses offering summer camps & classes. Ask your questions face to face. Enjoy live quality entertainment, activities for all ages, lots of family-friendly FUN! FREE Admission, FREE Activities - Painting & Balloons, Bounce House, Petting Zoo, Mr. Jim “the Dinosaur Man,” Mr. Wayne “the Snake Man” and more! Chick-fil-A will be on site selling your favorite food items in the courtyard. Plus, get your picture taken with the Chick-fil-A cow, play a game to win a prize and enter a drawing for a Chick-fil-A breakfast party for ten people! Villagio Town Center, Corner of Peek and Westheimer Parkway Contact Information Gi Pruden 281-468-4520.

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of the show, door prize chances, gifts and more. If you have any questions regarding the 2013 WHQG Quilt Show, please email WHGQ.Quilt.Show@ gmail.com

Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary NATURE PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Enjoy the outdoors with your child (age 2 1/2 to 5) at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered Tuesday mornings, 10:00 - 11:00 AM, at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, 440 Wilchester. The programs feature fun nature talks, stories, activities and walks in the woods. Upcoming programs include: April 2nd & 3rd: Animal Babies April 9th & 10th: Busy Bees April 16th & 17th: Fish April 23rd & 24th: Frogs April 30th & May 1st: Dragonflies May 7th & 8th: Turtles May 14th & 15th: Pond Adventure 

Administrative Professionals Week April 21-27, 2013 (IAAP) Kick-Off Breakfast April 20, 2013

The cost is $5 per child (or buy a 5-session card for $20) and the child must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church’s west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the sanctuary through the marked gate. The program will be held in the outdoor classroom. Call 713-464-4900 or go to www.houstonaudubon. org for more information.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Drs. James Jacobs and Jeanna Mascorro, of Your Total Foot Care Specialist, are pleased to announce two $1,500 “Stepping into the Future” scholarships for 2013 KISD graduating seniors. Applications must be submitted to their offices of Your Total Foot Care Specialist by April 1, 2013, 5:00 PM. A third party committee will select the two winning applicants. The “Stepping into the Future” scholarship program is available to seniors graduating with GPA’s ranging from 2.5 to 3.7. The two “Stepping into the Future” scholarship recipients will be announced at the Katy ISD Awards Ceremonies during May. For further information, please call 281-395-3338.

Quilt Show, presented by West Houston Quilt Guild

Leonard E. Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, TX 77494 Cheers for 20 Years! April 5-6, 2013, Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM - Saturday, 9 AM - 4 PM Admission: Ages 14-64 - $9.50; Seniors (65+) - $8; Children (Ages 5-13) $5; Children under 5 are free. Ticket price includes entrance for both days

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Over 200 beautiful quilts will be on display. The featured artist will be Liz Porter (from Fons & Porter). Lectures will be given by local artists - Martha DeLeonardis, Jan Matthews and Cynthia Regone. Lots of vendors will be there, as well as a “Guild Market” with a great selection of hand-made items. Also, there will be a tin can raffle of special items. The drawing for the fabulous donation quilt will be held on Saturday afternoon. Door prizes galore! On-site food service will be available. For more information: www. whqg.org/2013whqgquiltshow

Modern business is a storm. Modern office professionals bring order. That’s why we’re celebrating Administrative Professionals Week April 21-27, 2013. Every April for 61 years, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has been asking businesses around the world to show gratitude for the people who get the job done in their office. Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. At IAAP’s website, there are resources to help every office celebrate, including a history of APW, an FAQ, local events and list of ways to make office professionals feel recognized. Be The One To A-Maze, is the theme for Houston area IAAP members as they kick off Administrative Professional Week on Saturday, April 20, 2013 with an exciting breakfast at Vic and Anthony’s, near the Inn at the Ball Park. All Administrative Professionals are invited to join in the festivities, as West Houston Chapter Hosts this outstanding event from 9 AM - 1 PM. Great speaker, great breakfast, lots of door prizes, friends and fun. Reservation information is available at www.iaap-westhouston.org

Hosting a foreign exchange student is easier than you may think

During the 2012-2013 school year, students from all across the world will have the opportunity to travel to Houston and surrounding communities to spend the entire school year in the United States, learning and working with American Families. In order for the students to come to the U.S. they must have proper host families lined up. Now is a crucial time of year for the Ayusa program as local staff coordinators to find local host families for the upcoming school year.

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The Ayusa program is celebrating its 30th year this year and is responsible for more than 60,000 students from 75 different countries spending the school year in the United States. There are not many strict requirements that need to be met to host a student. The most important thing is that those who host students are doing so for the right reason; providing a loving experience and an exposure to American culture. There are a few basic requirements, of course. Anyone older than 25 and can provide food and shelter for a student fulfills the requirements of being a host family. There is a background check, reference check and an interview. Background checks have to be done on everyone over 18 living in the home. The host families have to be interested in it for the right reasons, the cultural exchange of learning from them and them learning from us. It’s the language, the cooking, the music, the food. The host family has to be genuinely interested. Once the host families and students are matched, Ayusa stays involved by monthly contacts with the families, students and quarterly contacts with the schools. Ayusa coordinators also handle the host family orientations and the student orientations. Group activities, such as community service and seeing things with the group of exchange students is also arrange throughout their academic year. With the current school year quickly coming to an end Ayusa’s local staff is busy looking for families for students for the 2012-2013 school year. Many families are needed and with the schools having deadlines and limits for foreign exchange students the earlier the better. It also gives the families and students time to get to know each other via skype, facebook, etc. while waiting for their year abroad to start. Please contact Heather Wells by email ayusakaty@gmail.com or by phone 281-770-3414.

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

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

EVENTS

• Income-Tax-Preparation Assistance – Mondays thru April 15th, 1:00-5:00 PM, Meeting Room. Representatives from the AARP will provide free income-tax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers. Patrons should bring the following information to the session if possible: last year’s tax return; W-2, 1099s and any other compensation received in 2011; unemployment compensation statements and any other documents that are necessary to complete your return. Income-tax forms may be obtained at any of the branch libraries in the Fort Bend County library system during regular library hours. This service is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. • Krazy About Kindles - Wednesday, April 10th, 10:00 to 11:00 AM, Conference Room 1. Learn how to download eBooks to your Kindle from the library’s online digital library collection, OverDrive. Bring your Kindle, library card number and PIN. • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, April 18th beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public.

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• ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311 or by visiting the library. MS PowerPoint 2007 Survival Basics: Tuesday, April 9th - 10:00 AM MS Excel 2007 Survival Basics: Thursday, April 18th - 10:00 AM MS Word Survival 2007 Basics: Tuesday, April 23rd - 10:00 AM

WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE

• Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 am, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. • Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 am and 11:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. • Story Time: Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 2:00 pm each Tuesday. • Pajama Night Story Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. • Kinder Korner: a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities - takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:30 PM. • The After-School Breaks: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM - crafts, movies, stories and more for school-aged children entering first through fifth grades. • The Tween Café, which begins at 7:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, is designed for youth in the 6th – 8th grade. • Family Story Time: 1st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages welcome.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Income-Tax-Preparation Assistance – Fridays thru April 15th, 1:00-4:00 PM; Meeting Room. Representatives from the AARP will provide free incometax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers. Patrons should bring the following information to the session if possible: last year’s tax return; W-2, 1099s and any other compensation received in 2011; unemployment compensation statements and any other documents that are necessary to complete your return. Income-tax forms may be obtained at any of the branch libraries in the Fort Bend County library system during regular library hours. This service is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. • LinkedIn: Social Media for Social Professionals - Wednesday, April 10th, 10:15 AM, Meeting Room. Put social media to work for your career! Explore the “ins and outs” of LinkedIn and learn how to build your personal brand and professional network. This class is intended for intermediate to advanced users of social media websites. Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. • Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library Spring Book Sale - Saturday, April 20th, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Meeting Room. Bring your spare change and browse through gently-used adult and children’s books, magazines, DVDs and videos, all at prices ranging from 25¢ for paperback books up to $5 for select hardback books. The Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library organization is instrumental in funding library programs such as the children’s Summer Reading Club. Proceeds from the book sale and annual membership dues also help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the library.

BOOK CLUBS

8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear, Texas 77441, 281-633-4675 Hours: Mon. 12 Noon - 8 PM, Tues. 10 AM - 6 PM, Wed. 10 AM - 6 PM, Thurs. 10 AM - 8 PM, Fri. 12 Noon - 5 PM, Sat. 9 AM - 1 PM, Sun. Closed. Website: www.fortbend.lib.tx.us Public Information Office - 281-341-2677.

• Fulshear Book Club - Monday, April 15th, 12:00 noon, Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, written by Rebecca Skloot. • Fulshear Night Readers Guild - Monday, April 22nd, 6:30 PM, Meeting Room. The book to be discussed is The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, written by Timothy Egan.

To register for any events online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib. tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281633-4675 or by visiting the library.

The library presents a variety of free children’s programs - Toddler Time, Story Time and School-Age Programs - every month. These programs are free and open to the public.

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During 2013, Congregation Or Ami, a conservative synagogue serving West Houston, Katy and Fort Bend County, will be celebrating its 12th birthday. As is customary for Jewish girls of this age, this means it’s time to have a Bat Mitzvah party! Our celebration will be held at Congregation Or Ami - 3443 Wilcrest Drive (between Richmond and Westpark) - on Sunday evening, April 28th starting at 5 pm. Festivities will include a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, music and dancing and a silent auction. During this event, we will also be honoring and thanking one of our congregants, Augusta Levine, for her many years of volunteer work to train our students to read from the Torah and chant Haftorah. Tickets are $100 per person, with sponsorships for tables of 10 starting at $1,500. You will also have the opportunity to contribute a photo and/or message for a tribute book that will be presented to Augusta Levine.   For additional information, please call Congregation Or Ami at 713-334-4300.

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Local Lions Club now a Partner with New Creation Church!

It is time to find those old eyeglasses and put them to a good use! During the months of April and May, the Fulshear-Simonton Lions Club is partnering with the New Creation Lutheran Church members who will be collecting used prescription eyeglasses, frames and sunglasses. If you have any of these unwanted eyeglasses, please drop them in the blue, white and yellow boxes marked “Lions Recycle for Site” around Fulshear. These boxes can be found in Fulshear at The Essence House Café, Fulshear City Hall,

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Church News COTHA, Church of the Holy Apostles Welcomes Antoinette Chew as Children’s Pastor

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gifts. Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, acquiring, preparing and organizing curriculum for each age level K- 5th grade. She will create environments to facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth. She will plan and oversee any event or special activity involving the COTHA kids and will engage their families by expanding spiritual influence outside of COTHA.   Mrs. Antoinette Chew is a proud wife and mother to three children ages 7, 10 and 15. A graduate of Texas State University, Mrs. Chew was raised in New Jersey, but has been a Texan since 1993.    Mrs. Chew has been in the Christian community since birth and been involved with Christian children’s programs since 1996.  She worked as St. Johns Children’s Choir Director, St. Michaels Children’s Choir Director, Children’s Ministry Coordinator and most recently an elementary and early childhood music teacher. Mrs. Chew has assisted with VBS at various churches and attended pastoral conferences in order to stay current with emerging curriculums and trends. One of her more recent children’s programs doubled in size, in part by involving her rich history in the performing arts.    “It is my greatest joy to teach children of all ages. I love fostering the love of music and theatre in my students all for the glory of God,” Chew said. “I am thrilled to join the COTHA family. This is the perfect environment to work with children from all walks of life.” This violin playing soprano singing Christian teacher says she is not afraid of breaking new ground to create engaging programs for children of all ages. 

Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center,

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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. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.

School News Pre-Schools

New Hope Presbyterian Church preschool

The preschool at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 1350 N. Mason Road invites all children ages 18 months through 5 years to be a part of our family oriented, well-established program. We are currently registering students for the 2013/2014 school year. We are an accredited school and have been a long-standing part of the Katy community for over 35 years. Come by for a visit or go to our website at www.newhopepckaty.org

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There will be an election for two positions on the KISD Board of Trustees on May 12, 2013. Early voting will take place from Monday, April 29th through Tuesday, May 7th. Any registered voter in KISD may vote early from 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM at any of the following locations: The KISD Administration Building, Taylor High School, Cinco Ranch High School and Maurice Wolfe Elementary School. On Saturday, May 4th all of the early voting locations will be open.   Residents who are not registered to vote have until Friday, April 11th to register. Residents who will turn 18 years of age by May 11th may register to vote for this election. Voter registration forms may be obtained at https:// webservices.sos.state.tx.us/vrapp/index.asp - voter registration forms must be postmarked by no later than Friday, April 11th.  

KATY ISD OUTPERFORMS STATE ON STAAR TEST

Test scores released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) from the 2012 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) accountability test for grades 3-8 show that Katy ISD outperformed the state in every grade level assessment. The district also exceeded the state passing rate by an average of 13 points. “While we are very pleased that our students outperformed the state, that is not our only goal,” says Katy ISD Superintendent, Alton Frailey. “While we will remain competitive with our peer districts within the state accountability system, our primary objective is to provide each student high quality and comprehensive learning experiences.” The STAAR test assesses student performance based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) learning objectives developed by the TEA. Because students took the STAAR test for the first time in 2012, test scores will not count in any way toward a student’s 2012 - 2013 state testing

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results, regardless if they passed or failed the test. The TEA is currently in the process of developing a new accountability system for the 2013 - 2014 school year. Additionally, the TEA will not be assigning accreditation status to school districts in 2012 - 2013. During the next two weeks, parents will receive their child’s Confidential Student Report, which provides a summary of how their child performed. Because the STAAR assessments are new and more rigorous than past TAKS assessments, many parents may see test scores that differ from previous TAKS test results. “The change in scores is not a reflection of the education that students receive as we continue to provide high-quality instruction that students and parents expect in Katy ISD,” says Katy ISD’s Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Christine Caskey. “Not only is STAAR more rigorous than TAKS, this was the first time students saw the format of the new test. As students and teachers become more familiar with STAAR, we anticipate that future scores will improve.” Students who participate in the 2013 spring administration of STAAR will receive a new Confidential Student Report near the end of the 2013 school year. The 2013 spring administration of the STAAR will be the first set of test results that will count toward a student’s state testing performance.

TOMPKINS HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL MASCOT

The administration at Obra D. Tompkins High School has officially announced that the mascot for the school will be the Falcons. Immediately after the Board of Trustees named the new high school, campus administration started the mascot recommendation process, inviting input from students, staff, parents and the Tompkins HS community. After all names were submitted, Principal Mark Grisdale and staff members met with members of the incoming student body to discuss and vote on the top recommendations, ultimately revealing the winning mascot name.

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“It was great to have the Katy ISD community involved in our selection process,” says Grisdale. “The campus is now working with the Katy ISD department of communications to develop an official logo.” The Tompkins High School colors are crimson, navy blue and white. For more information visit the Tompkins High School webpage.

Sports

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Katy American Little League’s 2013 Spring Season Registration is now open!

Register on-line today at www.KatyAmerican.org Our league offers various divisions for children who are age 5-16 year old, on or before April 30, 2013. Katy American is also pleased to announce the addition of the new Intermediate Division!!! Little League has introduced the new Intermediate division (OPEN BASES) this year for 11 and 12 year old players, which will now play on 70 foot base paths and 50 foot pitching distances. This holiday; give your child the gift of a season of baseball at Katy American Little League. It’s a season of fun and happy memories that lasts beyond the holidays.

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FOSTER ACADEMIC DECATHLETES HEADED FOR STATE TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to the Academic Decathlon team at Foster High School for advancing to the State Tournament, Feb. 22nd - 23rd, in San Antonio. The Academic Decathlon is designed to include students of three academic levels. Each nine-member team consists of three “A” students, three “B” students, and three “C” students. The Foster squad earned the Silver Medal in the Super Quiz Relay. Chris Herholzer earned a Gold medal in Science and Silver medals in Essay, Music, Economics and Art; Kaela Clark earned Silver in Math and Music and Bronzes in Speech, Economics and Science; Rachel Calbert earned Silvers in Music, Economics and Art; Michael Royko earned Gold in Economics and Silver in Art; Mirelle Rojano earned Bronze in Essay and Eleanor Kim earned Bronze in Essay. Andy Tran, Hoa Nguyen, Eric Dilworth, Ryan Maher and Niklas Anderson make up the rest of the Foster squad. Jacob Nowaczewski is the coach of the Foster Academic Decathlon team.

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Katy YMCA Summer Program Registration is NOW in progress. Limited space available. Plan ahead so your child doesn’t miss out on Summer FUN! Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website: ymcahouston.org/katy Saturday, April 27th: 10 AM - 1 PM. Join us for Healthy Kids Day! Moonwalks, face painting, games, fitness demonstrations and more. Local vendors will be on hand to provide you with information toward healthy kids and families. Stop by to find out about summer sports, day camp and swim lessons. No joining fee if you join the Y April 22nd-30th! Save up to $100. Summer Day Camp: Ages 6-14. No one does camp like the Y! Held at YMCA Camp Cinco, located behind Creech Elementary. Sessions will sell out, so register early! Drop off as early as 7 AM, pick up as late as 6:30 PM. Swimming, field trips, old fashioned camp experience! Swim Lessons: The Y has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years! All ages and ability levels welcome. Morning, evening, group and private sessions available. Summer Sports Camps: Basketball, Melvin Adams Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Football, Volleyball and Club Volleyball camps are offered for ages 6-14. Offered 9 AM-11 AM various weeks throughout the summer. Summer Specialty Camps: Choose from Theatre Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Cheerleading, Dance, Hip Hop/Jazz and Jump Rope! Come have a blast at these camps that run for 2 hours a week. Limited Space. Summer Youth Sports Registration: Ages 3-14. Choose from Track and Field, Baseball, Softball and 7 on 7 Football!

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i9 Sports

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

Netball Clubs

Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball club. No experience necessary.

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Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older. Email us at yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.com for more information. You can also find us at www.yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.

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

Katy Rugby Club

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

Katy Valkyries HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS LACROSSE

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

Women’s Basketball League

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

Westside Golf League

Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.

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Volunteer Opportunity

Houston Area Project Linus

Houston Area Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that provides new, handmade blankets for children who are seriously ill or traumatized, can use the following items you might be discarding: • Fabri-cotton, cotton blends, flannel and fleece • Yarn • Crochet thread • Narrow ribbon

Become a Tutor-Understand our Student’s Lifelines

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

Volunteers needed at MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL

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

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If you have any of these items to donate or for information about Project Linus, please call Karen Hagin, Cinco Ranch resident and Project Linus blanketeer 281-693-7150 or Sally Burns, Houston Area Project Linus Coordinator 281-492-2679. More information about Project Linus can be found at www.projectlinus.org.

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WILDLIFE ADVOCATES

Enjoy a rewarding volunteer experience with wildlife. Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition, Inc. is a non-profit organization, which serves as an emergency care and rehabilitation facility for orphaned, ill, and injured native Texas wildlife. Volunteers are welcome in the areas of assisting in the daily functions of the center, assisting with public education programs, and wildlife rehabilitation. Located at 10801 Hammerly, Suite 200, the facility is open seven days a week to help wildlife in need. TWRC has a mentor program in place to assist volunteers with “hands on” training for those interested in becoming permitted rehabilitators. We invite you to join our organization in saving Texas wildlife – one animal at a time. Call the center at 713468-8972 x158 for more information or email the Volunteer Coordinator at membership@twrc-houston.org. Visit our website at www.twrc-houston.org.

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Houston Children’s Charity

Join a group of people dedicated to improving the lives of children. If you are searching for a good cause to lend a hand to, you need look no further. Houston Children’s Charity is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for underprivileged, abused and disabled children who have been otherwise left behind. The scope of our support is limited only by the availability of resources. Our goal, the rainbow that we chase, is to leave no legitimate request for assistance unanswered. Do you have the time and desire to volunteer to help a great cause? We are always in need of volunteers to help throughout the year. This is a great way for school age kids to get in community service hours. Do you have gently used children’s clothing, shoes and jackets? At Houston Children’s Charity we are setting up the “HCC Closet.” All of the items donated will be given to children – not sold at a retail store. Please contact our office at 713-524-2878 or visit our website www.houstonchildrenscharity.org for more information on our organization.

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

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

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Pregnancy Help Center seeks new volunteers

Invest your time by volunteering with Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston educating and supporting men and women in making healthy choices for life in sexual integrity, unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion loss. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, facilitating small groups, administrative assistance, medical services, donation room and development. Discover your calling! For information inquire through the web site vsc@phckaty.org or call 281578-0078, Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.

SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Centers

The only time our clients say they feel free is when they’re riding a horse in a brisk walk around the arena or driving a carriage through the wooded pastures or feel the nudge of a horse’s muzzle at their shoulder saying, “I’m glad to see you, my friend.” Nothing else can compare with therapy on horseback. Equine-assisted activities improve physical balance and coordination, mental acuity, emotional stability and social interactions. At SIRE, we see miracles on horseback happen every day. The work of our dedicated volunteers helps guarantee that children and adults with disabilities in the Greater Houston Area will have the programs they need to live longer, healthier, more productive lives. In addition to their weekly work in the arena, many of our volunteers donate their time and talents at fund-raising events such as our annual Ride-A-Thon and the yearly Trailblazers Luncheon. Volunteers are on hand during the NARHA on-site certification and annual SIRE Show-Off and volunteers are vital to our Clients’ successes at the Top Hands Horse Show, during the Houston Rodeo and competition at the regional and state Special Olympics.

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Therapeutic horseback riding creates a bond of success between the rider and their horse. Volunteers are their own personal cheering section and the instructor is their mentor and coach. Clients become more empowered and better equipped to fully live their lives, each day. To volunteer, please call one of our arenas and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator. SIRESpring, call 281-353-6160. SIREHockley, call 281-3567588. SIRE Fort Bend at Sienna Stables, call 281-431-1741.

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volunteers needed at AUTUMN GROVE COTTAGE

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

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

VOLUNTEER KATY

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

STANDUP FOR KIDS

How would you feel if you saved a kid’s life? StandUp For Kids is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk and homeless kids through volunteer outreach efforts. Our volunteers search the streets in 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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StandUp For Kids needs supplies for our Houston program, which provides food, clothing, counseling and a safe environment for the homeless youth of Houston. If you or your organization would like to hold a food or clothing drive for StandUp For Kids, please contact me at HeatherE@standupforkids.org to learn more about StandUp For Kids or how you can help, visit our website at www.standupforkids.org. The single greatest need, for homeless and street kids is our continuous caring and real support. We must convince them that we care, we want them back and we want to help them get off the streets.

Adopt A US Soldier

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

SPANISH MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

In just 1 hour you could touch the hearts of at least 4 seniors. Do you have a little free time? Do you enjoy the company of seniors? We would love to have you volunteer your time and services to our wonderful residents. Spanish

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Meadows Nursing and Rehab opened its doors in the fall of 2005 bringing quality care in a luxury environment to Katy and surrounding communities. We are located at 1480 Katy Flewellen Road, Katy, TX 77494. To get further information on volunteering, please contact Robbin at 281-394-0088 or spanishmeadowsactivities@gmail.com. Please visit our website at www. spanish-meadows.com.

An Art Volunteer Opportunity at Houston Aphasia Recovery Center

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

Katy Christian Ministries needs volunteers

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

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HealthBridge Volunteering

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

Community of Life Volunteers in Partnership at Kissito Cane Island

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

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If you would like to volunteer your time and/or make a donation, please contact Vicky Ashbrook for more information. Kissito Cane Island is located at 21727 Provincial Blvd. Katy, Texas 77450. The facility phone is 281-717-1302.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED at BUCKNER HOSPICE OF HOUSTON

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

The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center Has VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

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

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KATY QUILTERS CHARITIES

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

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Community Groups

Volunteers Needed at Treasured Ones Foundation

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

Support & Help Groups

The Solana @ Cinco Ranch Looking for Volunteers

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

Vantage Hospice

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

KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY # 281-391-5262. The KCM Sexual Assault Center is run by a staff of three permanent employees and a dedicated group of volunteers who manage many vital functions. The Center offers many volunteer opportunities for interested persons, including clerical, crisis hotline and direct contact jobs such as sexual assault survivor advocacy. All volunteers must obtain training offered by the Center. Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry provides: • Three day nutritionally balanced supplement of non-perishable food twice monthly • Hygiene items once a month • Birthday bags to our children for their special day • Fresh produce from yard gardeners & local farmers FYI • Referrals to WIC (Women, Infant, Child) government nutrition program for baby formula; dairy products. • Red Barrels in Katy area grocery stores benefit KCM. • 100% of all financial donations are allocated per donor request! Needs • Canned: Green Vegetables, Pork’n Beans, Carrots, Tuna, Corn, 8 oz. Tomato sauce, Fruit, Macaroni & Cheese • One lb. bags of: Beans, Rice • Family Size: Bath Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper • Soap: Laundry, Dish

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Donation Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Thursday from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Katy Christian Ministries, 281-391-3730 (24 Hr. Voice Recording), 5011 5th Street (Admin. Office), Katy, Texas 77093.

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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.

The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

The Compassionate Friends—Katy Chapter (TCF-Katy), a support group for parents who have lost a child, meets in the John Burns building of Kingsland Baptist Church, 20555 Kingsland Blvd., on the second Tuesday of each month. Members gather at 6:30 PM, the meeting begins at 7 PM and concludes around 9 PM. All bereaved parents, family members or close friends of parents who have lost a child are invited to attend the TCF-Katy meeting. There is no cost to attend, and participation is completely voluntary. The Compassionate Friends organization is not affiliated with any religious group. For more information about the TCF-Katy chapter, please visit our website, www. compassionatefriends-katy.org or contact Melinda Ginter, 281-492-1262.

The Compassionate Friends Houston West Chapter

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive. The Houston West Chapter meets every second Monday, at 7 pm, at Tallowood Baptist Church at 555 Tallowood, room ET102. Information about The Compassionate Friends can be obtained on the internet at www.compassionatefriends.org and the Houston West Chapter can be found at www.tcf.tcu.edu/index.html or by calling Greg Williams 281-345-9707. The Compassionate Friends is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and depends on support from the community to continue reaching and helping grieving parents. Donations can be mailed to: TCF Houston West, 16303 Salinas, Houston, TX 77095. Please include the name of the person being remembered so proper recognition can be made in our Chapter Newsletter.

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CANCER COUNSELING OFFERS FREE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP IN KATY/WEST HOUSTON AREA

All cancer patients, their family members and friends are invited to join this Free Cancer Patient & Caregiver Group, on Thursdays, from 7-8 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, led by Kris Kerlin, LPC. Join us for encouragement, sharing experiences and emotional support. Collaboration with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. BEREAVEMENT GROUPS: 2nd & 4th Mondays, from 7-8 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, Katy. Led by Kris Kerlin, LPC. Anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer is welcome at this group. HISPANIC PATIENT & CAREGIVER GROUP: Thursdays, at 6:30 PM, Katy Medical Arts Building, 1331 West Grand Parkway North, Ste., 240, Katy, TX 77493. Please call prior to at 281-844-0161. For registration and information contact Cancer Counseling 713-520-9873. Individual sessions, family therapy, In-home Emotional Therapy is available. The mission of Cancer Counseling, Inc. is to provide free professional emotional therapy and education to cancer patients, their families and friends.

Free Mental Disorders Family Support Group

Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston. org or call 713-970-4419.

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NAMI Family to Family FREE MENTAL DISORDERS FAMILY EDUCATION COURSE

This NAMI Family to Family 12-week Education Course (2 1/2 hrs. per week) is for family members of persons with bipolar (manic depression), anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, severe depression and other neurobiological disorders. For information, please call Vi 281-893-2493 or Debbie 713-8495637.

Family to Family Network Support for Families who have a Child with Disabilities

Family to Family Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families of children with disabilities by providing information, referral, support, training, a mentoring program, a local leadership and advocacy training program, Lending Library and as well as a website created specifically for parents of students receiving special education services. The F2FKaty Chapter meetings are held during the day at Crosspoint Community Church and in the evening at St. Peters United Methodist Church. For more information call 713-466-6304. Please see Calendar of Events at page for a current schedule of Katy Events at www.familytofamilynetwork.org.

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston (DBSA) sponsors FREE support groups that assist in managing mood disorders of individuals with depression and bipolar disorder. Family members, friends and caregivers are also invited to attend to learn more about these illnesses. Our groups are led by trained individuals who provide a compassionate environment consisting of peers who accept and understand each other. This sense of community and empathy gives participants encouragement to live more meaningful and healthy lives. Our Katy adult and young adult groups are hosted by St. Peter’s United Methodist Church off Kingsland Blvd. every Tuesday from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM. Please visit our website for a complete list of groups in the Houston area and resources on mood disorders at www. dbsahouston.org

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Get Ready for Summer Swim Team! .

3514 Greenbusch Rd. Katy, Texas 77494 Phone: (832) 437- 6186 Email: info@texasswimacademy.com www.texasswimacademy.com

Early swim lessons set a positive foundation towards a lifetime of participation in a variety of water sports and aquatic adventures. Our goal at Texas Swim Academy is to provide the families in Katy and the greater Houston area access to a result oriented swimming program. We will advance students from water safety to confident water enjoyment. Katy OCD/Anxiety Support Group for Parents

The Katy OCD/Anxiety group for parents meets on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM at La Madeline restaurant in Katy. The purpose of this group is to support each other as we deal with raising children with OCD/anxiety/panic disorders. Does your child avoid social situations? Do they have unhealthy perfectionism or depression from anxiety? Come talk with us. We might be the right support group to find some answers, even if your child does not have a formal diagnosis. We will share resources with each other and offer advice. For more information check out our website: http://shyness.meetup.com/353/.

Katy/West Houston/ Sugar Land Tourette Syndrome Support Group

The Katy Tourette Syndrome Association of Texas Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, from 7:00-8:30 PM, at Christus St. Catherine Hospital, in classroom B. There are concurrent adult and youth meetings. Adult meetings are varied with discussion, speakers and videos. During the youth meetings, snacks, crafts and games are enjoyed. Pizza/ Video Game Nights and Holiday Parties are always a favorite. For more information, please contact the support group leaders, Daryl and Barbara Brister 281-395-5392 or email darbar4@comcast.net or visit the website at tourettetexas.org.

Harris county WIC PROGRAM

Services offered by the WIC Program include breastfeeding assistance and referrals for health and social services. The Harris County WIC Program operates thirteen sites, all of which offer evening and weekend hours. For additional information about WIC, call 713-439-6145 or www.houstontx.gov/ health/WIC. For a recorded message listing all Harris County WIC sites, you may call 713-439-6130.

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ECI PROJECT TYKE

ECI Project TYKE is a year round Early Childhood Intervention program (ECI) in the Katy Independent School District that specializes in working with children who need extra help. The program provides developmental services to children who may need assistance in attaining developmental milestones or who may have a disability. Services are provided to children from birth to three where they live, learn, or play. ECI Project TYKE develops a supportive partnership with families by providing educational and emotional supports, which enriches the daily routines and relationships that will enable their child to reach his or her maximum potential. Anyone (parent, family, friend, caregiver, professional) can refer a child to ECI Project TYKE. If you know a child under the age of 3 who needs assistance in at least one area of development or who has a medical diagnosis or condition impacting his or her development, please call ECI Project TYKE 281-237-6647 or make a referral on our website www.katyisd. org. ECI services are available statewide to help families. Early is best!!!!!

DIFFERENT STROKES “DIFFERENT Strokes for Different folks�

Different Strokes is a wonderful group dedicated to serving and supporting people who have survived strokes themselves and for their caregivers. Although our needs are different, care is given to fill the needs for all of us. Different Strokes meets every Tuesday, at 10:00 AM, in the Senior Center, located at 13150 Memorial Dr., for fellowship, learning, sharing, exercising and loving. We meet together to share with one another. Please join us. If you have had a stroke or anyone you know has survived a stroke, please consider learning more about this group. We would love to have you. Call for further information: Kay Callahan 713-461-5604 or Roberta Owens 281463-3490.

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

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The Arc of Katy

The Arc of Katy, a 501-C-3 non-profit organization, is devoted to enhancing the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Katy creates opportunities for all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that enable each person to be a participating and respected member of our community and to grow in mind, body and spirit. Board meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7 PM. We meet at City Police Station located at 5456 Franz Rd. The ARC of Katy members are always welcome. Please visit www.thearcofkaty.org or call 832-754-9802 or 832-888-9265 for additional information.

Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP)

PDAP is the only free outpatient substance abuse program for young people and parents in the greater Houston area. PDAP is spiritually based and is housed in churches. PDAP’s methodology is based upon the “Twelve Steps” of Alcoholics Anonymous. For Ages 12 to 17, call 281-870-9311 or for ages 17 to 25 call 713-647-8858.

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DRUG AND ALCOHOLISM FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

We are a group of men and women whose lives have been affected by either our own addiction or members of our family. We offer support and encouragement to help you manage your own life rather than focusing on others. Our meetings are every Wednesday night from 7 – 8 PM. For more information call 713-632-5237.

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Do you still believe in marriage? We do! By celebrating the institution of marriage, while connecting families with personal and professional resources, Home Encouragement sets it sights on helping to reduce the divorce rate in the Greater Houston area. Home Encouragement is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that nurtures healthy marriages and strong families. We have many ways of doing this (please see website for details) and there is a special monthly event in the Katy area called Dinner and a Marriage. Our goal is to encourage married couples, as well as connecting them with Houston faith-based communities, family support systems and helpful individuals. For additional information, contact Kellie Hurst of Home Encouragement at 281347-LIFE or visit our website at www.homeencouragement.org.

KATY ESSENTIAL TREMOR SUPPORT GROUP

The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of each month, at the Heritage Grand Clubhouse, 25125 North Heritage Grand Circle, in Katy at 4:00 PM. For more information, you may contact Betty Ann Schwarz, Group Leader for IETF at: 281-347-2194 or email: schwarzrb@comcast.net. The meeting schedule is as follows: May 9th programs will be publicized in the local papers at a later date. The Katy Essential Tremor Support Group reaches out to persons of all ages, race and gender who suffer from tremors, a neurological disorder causing rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. Local support groups are sponsored by the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF), which is a charitable, not-for-profit, membership-based organization, which provides patient support, educates the healthcare community about ET and funds research about the disorder. One goal of this support group is to create a supportive environment where each person can openly talk, exchange ideas about the challenge of living with ET and listen to informative educational programs about the disorder. New members are welcome.

Katy ADHD Parent Support Group

The Katy ADHD parent group holds its monthly meetings on the 2nd Sunday of every month, in room S201, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The meetings include a presentation by a guest speaker and an opportunity to share information and ask questions. There is no charge for attending the meetings and walkins are always welcome. If you should need any additional information or have any questions, please contact Laura Peddicord at 281-392-6064 or laurapeddicord@comcast.net. Occasionally we will combine meetings with other groups in the Katy area and not meet on our regular date, please verify the meeting date before your first visit.

GRACE FELLOWSHIP UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, located at 2655 S. Mason Rd., Katy, 77450, offers a safe setting for those who are hurting and healing from trials and difficulties of life. We offer the following biblically based support groups: • Parenting With Grace... Learning God’s timeless design for parenting. • Marriage Matters... Take your marriage to the next level. (Men love this class!) • DivorceCare... For adults and children dealing with divorce.

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• GriefShare... Dealing with the loss of a loved one. • Care Creations... Fellowship in a creative atmosphere. • HopeCaregivers… Encouragement while caring for a chronically ill loved one. • Leah’s Friends… Women in an Extra Grace Required marriage. • Recovery With Grace... Recovering from an unhealthy habit. • Cradle of Hope… Infertility / Miscarriage. • VIP (Victorious In Pink)... Women with cancer. First Monday each month at 9:30 AM. • Fresh Start... Single women seeking restoration after a difficult relationship.

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Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www.whatisgrace.org/care.html.

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st. peter’s united Methodist church support groups

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church sponsors and hosts support groups for people in our community who are dealing with difficult situations. Complete meeting information is available at www.stpkaty.org or by calling 281-492-8031. • ADHD Parent Support Group • Alanon • Alcoholics Anonymous • Alzheimer’s Family Support • Autism Support Group • CoDA (Co-Dependents Anonymous) • Depression Bipolar Support Alliance • The Gathering Respite Care for Homebound Senior Adults • Grief Share Group • Narcotics Anonymous • Open Hearts for Family and Friends of Gays and Lesbians • Overeaters Anonymous • Women’s Cancer Support Group

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CrossPoint Community Church

Celebrate Recovery is for those who want to celebrate God’s healing power in their lives through the Twelve Steps and the Eight Recovery Principles that Christ taught in His message from the Sermon on the Mount. It is uniquely designed for those who are seeking to recover from a wide variety of hurts, hang-ups, habits and addictions by sharing their experiences, strength and hope with one another. Celebrate Recovery meets at CrossPoint Community Church, 700 S.Westgreen Blvd. in Katy in the Warehouse at the SW corner of the property, every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. This is a free ongoing meeting, open to the public.

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The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch

The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch offers several support and growth recovery groups through its Merimnao ministry, all of our groups are Christ-centered and open to everybody in the community. Call the church at 281-395-3950 or go to our website at www.thefellowship.org/ministry/merimnao for more information. Groups include the following: • Castimonia - A group for men struggling with sexual purity • Parakaleo - A group for women whose husbands are dealing with sexual purity • Adelphe - A “women’s issues” group • Divorce Support - A group for those dealing with divorce • Divorce for Kids - A group for children dealing with the divorce of their parents • Poimenes - A group for men in positions of spiritual authority • Parent Advocates - For parents of difficult or troubled high school aged children • Sozo - For women struggling with having had an abortion in their past • New Hope - For women dealing with the issue of breast cancer

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Christ Clinic

No Insurance? Need medical treatment? Let us help. Christ Clinic located at 5504 First St., Katy, Texas 77493 (Next-Door to Katy Christian Ministries), 281-391-0190.

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The disclosure of a loved one’s homosexuality affects parents, family members and friends in many different ways. Dealing with a reality that may never have been anticipated can be challenging. St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is offering a safe and affirming setting for those who desire understanding and support as they seek to come to terms with this fact. We meet the third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 PM, in room E225 of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, at 20775 Kingsland Blvd in Katy. Childcare is available by reservation. For more information and to verify meeting times, contact Elaine Saunders at 281-492-8031.

FOOD ADDICTS IN RECOVERY ANONYMOUS (FA)

Are you having a hard time controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a recovery program for people who suffer from overeating, under-eating and bulimia. The program is based upon the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees and FA is open to anyone who wants to stop addictive eating. You visit the web site at www.foodaddicts.org to find out more about FA or call the FA World Service Office at 781-932-6300. Weekly meetings at the following times and location: Saturday, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Sunday at 3:00 PM and Tuesday at 7:00 PM at West Houston Community Center, located at 725 Bateswood, Houston 77079. Wednesday, 10:00 AM - Council on Alcohol & Drugs - Houston, at 303 Jackson Hill Street, Houston 77077.

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Eating Disorder Support Group

Eating Disorder Support Group meets in the Katy, Mason Rd area. If interested contact Brooke at bcarico222@aol.com.

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Katy Autism Support Group

Katy Autism Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., from 7 PM to 9 PM in Asbury Hall. Speakers address a variety of topics relevant to autism spectrum disorders and time is allotted for parent networking. For more information, go to www.katyautismsupport.org.

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Weight Loss Surgery Support at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital offers, free of charge, Weight Loss Surgery Support Group meetings. Our mission is to provide support for those who have undergone or are contemplating weight loss surgery in an open and safe environment. We invite you and your significant others to join us as you follow your own path with bariatric surgery. Anyone may attend. Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month, at 6:30 PM in the Tiger A Conference Room.

Diabetes Support Group of Katy

Meets quarterly at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, 23900 Katy Freeway, in Tiger Conference Rooms A & B from 6:30-8:00 PM. Meetings are free and open to everyone. For information on the meetings, call 281-644-7055. Everyone is welcome!

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GRIEF SUPPORT: This group is designed to offer emotional support to those who have lost a loved one. Group meets every Monday evening at 7:00 PM in Room 126 of the church office. For more information, please see our website at www.holycov.org or call the church 281-579-1200. We are located at 22111 Morton Road, Katy, TX 77449 (West of Mason Road). DIVORCE CARE CLASS: This is a 13-week video and discussion-based Bible study that provides support and healing for separated and divorced adults. Topics include subjects such as anger, sadness, forgiveness and support for children of separation or divorce. More information is available at www.divorcecare.org. For more information, please visit our church website at www.holycov.org. The church is located at 22111 Morton Road, Katy, TX.

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Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Support Group

Katy/West Houston Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Meetup Group - meetings are to provide information and support for sufferers and their families regarding any of these or related disorders. Will hold meetings in Katy monthly. Can sign up for more info at meetup.com (search fibromyalgia and Katy TX to find us), email vtway@comcast.net or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other information and meeting schedule.

HOPEKEEPERS

Hopekeepers is a gathering place for those with a chronic illness or pain to support and connect with others while learning about the greater purpose God has for each of us. The national web site is restministries.org for more information or come to one of the local support groups. Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church (2655 S. Mason Rd) on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:30 AM. Epiphany of the Lord Church (1530 Norwalk Dr) on Mondays at 6:30 PM.

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I feel like the horrific event is happening all over again. I have nightmares and flashbacks of the event. I stay away from crowded places that remind me of the event. I jump and feel very anxious when something happens without warning. I have a hard time trusting or feeling close to other people. I get mad very easily. I feel guilty because others have died and I lived. I have trouble sleeping and my muscles are tense. There are many characteristics that may be signs of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD). If you recognize some or all of these symptoms; you may want to seek help. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Group meeting at Memorial Drive UMC, 13194 Memorial Drive. Call 713-468-8356 x119 for fates and times.

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Lifeway International

Lifeway International is an early enthusiastic substance abuse recovery program for adolescents, young adults and adults and their families. Lifeway is an (APG) Alternative Peer Group that offers supportive and clinical outpatient services for ages 13 -25 and the adult population 26+. Lifeway meets every Wednesday at 7:30 PM at Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church, 2655 S. Mason Rd, Katy. For more information, call 713-270-6753.

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope is encouragement and support for all families currently experiencing or who have experienced infertility in the past. We meet the 4th Thursday of each month. Come and encourage or be encouraged. For more information contact Cathy Booth 281-395-7094 or b-booth@comcast.net

Breast Cancer Support Meeting

On the 3rd Tuesday of each month there is a Breast Cancer Support Meeting at Kathy Methodist Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 at 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM. 832-522-1000

HAND (Houston’s Aid in Neonatal Death) Meeting

Bear Creek Baptist MOPS

Bear Creek Baptist MOPS (Mothers Of Preschoolers) is registering for the 2008-2009 school year. Join us the second and fourth Fridays of the month, for speakers, crafts, door prizes, food and more. Childcare is provided. Please contact Kristi Brock at Kristig8@hotmail.com or 281-8584202. Join MOPS and make new friends for life.

Moms @ Second

Houston’s Aid in Neonatal Death is a Greater Houston area based pregnancy and infant loss support group for parents whose babies have died any time from conception through late infancy. If you or someone you know has suffered a loss at any time, feel free to visit our monthly support group. Our meetings are held at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay St. Houston, TX 77024 (Memorial Area). For more info, contact us at Info@ hand.net or 832-752-1919.

Parenting Groups LA LECHE LEAGUE OF KATY AND WEST HOUSTON

Announces its series of monthly meetings: Methodist West Houston Hospital, 18500 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77094 • Daytime Meetings: 10:00 AM-11:30 PM 1st Wednesday of each month • Evening Meetings: 7:00-8:30 PM 4th Monday of each month (except December) For further information about breastfeeding, please call: Susan 281-8296833, Ariel 281-731-7313 or Christina 713-818-4488. For info. about other LLL mtgs. in Houston, call 713-383-2819, www.LLLHouston.org or www. texaslll.org, La Leche League International’s website is: www.lalecheleague. org.

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

Each month we will hear from gifted speakers and develop friendships with other moms as we explore the Fruit of the Spirit. We understand that being a mother is a difficult job and we pray that you will find wisdom, encouragement and strength at Moms@Second. We look forward to seeing YOU and learning all that God has to teach us this year! We welcome moms with kids of all ages! Doors open at 6:45 PM, meeting to start at 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, in the High School Area @ Second Baptist, Katy. Cost is $40 for entire year. Childcare provided for a minimal cost. Contact Kendra Krezanosky or Robin Gilliam at momsatsecond@gmail.com for more details and dates or Faye in nursery office at 713-465-3408 x 1007.

MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL

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

MOTHERS’ SHARE GROUP

Mothers’ Share Group serves as a valuable outreach for stay-at home parents. We offer a supportive network of moms, interesting and informative speakers relevant to parenting and family life, creative crafts, service

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projects, and the opportunity to make wonderful friends with others in the Katy area. We meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). Everyone in the community is welcome. Please join us for fun, food and friendship! For more information or to confirm childcare, please contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org.

MYC - Mothers of Young Children

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

Mocha Moms, West Houston Chapter

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

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

Real Moms of Katy playgroup

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

All Moms of Katy

All Moms of Katy: come run AMOK with us! We are a fun group of moms who support each other through the joys and woes of parenting with playgroups, park days and the occasional moms night out. Contact membership at allmomsofkaty@gmail.com to get involved.

Working Moms of Katy

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network. Play dates will be held on Saturdays and an occasional mom’s night on a weeknight. I’m hoping that there are other moms out there just like myself who would like to have like-minded moms to hang out with on the weekend and fun things to plan with the kids during non-work hours. If you’re interested, please join my group and take a minute and tell me a little about yourself so we can get to know one another and start building a group together. Charlene Taylor: charleneetaylor@yahoo.com, 281-235-3043 or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/workingmomsofkaty.

KATY MOMS IN PRAYER INTERNATIONAL

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

KATY AREA PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (KAPOM)

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

Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented Support KPGT

the school district. The mission of the organization is to promote community awareness of the unique social, emotional and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students and to support the development of appropriate educational services to meet these needs. To function successfully as an advocacy organization, KPGT needs membership and volunteer support! Funded by membership dues, KPGT publishes a quarterly newsletter, “Connections” and is now on the web! KPGT advocates for the needs of our GT students by serving on district committees, panels at state GT conferences, the Parent Advisory Board and keeping abreast of legislative issues. KPGT works cooperatively with KISD to co-host events such as the very popular “Super Saturday” and the “Student Summer Scholarship Seminar.” Our non-profit organization offers summer scholarships and grants for innovative programs to the GT teachers in KISD. Won’t you show your support of our efforts and join KPGT today? Visit our website at www.kpgt.org for a printable membership form.

KATY ASSOCIATION OF CHILD CARE PROFESSIONALS

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

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS

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about Parents Without Partners International, check out our website at www. parentswithoutpartners.org or Parent with Partners Greater Houston Chapter #63 at www.pwphouston.org. Contact Barbara 281-469-5646.

BREATH OF LIFE CHILDREN’S CENTER CLINIC

The Breath Of Life Children’s Center Clinic provides healthcare for uninsured and/or underinsured children. We provide immunizations, acute sick care, school physicals and well-child checkups to area children. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For questions or appointments, please call 281-3987353.

other new mothers and for your babies to have interaction with other babies. The group is moderated by the Perinatal Coordinator who has over 20 years of experience in the field. Should you have additional questions you may call 281-588-8065. The Doctor’s Center is located at 12121 Richmond Ave. Houston, TX 77082.

Katy’s Own School Lunch Revolution

Memorial Herman Katy Hospital offers parenting classes in the following areas: Preparation for Childbirth Sibling class Breast Feeding Preparation Call 713-222-CARE

Have you ever wished school lunches weren’t so full of junk food? Have you ever seen Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? There is a group for you right here in Katy! We are fortunate that Katy ISD cares about our kids and has a large budget base to work with. Let’s encourage them to include healthier food choices on school menus. Join us from the beginning as we start to gather members and momentum to spread the word that it IS possible to reduce processed foods, remove flavored milk and increase fresh fruits and veggies. If you believe it is possible to feed school aged children something other than processed chicken nuggets, stuffed crust pizza and chocolate milk then please bring your energy, your ideas and your connections and join us! Our kids deserve the best, after all, that’s why we chose to put them in Katy ISD!

PARENTING CLASSES AT West Houston Medical Center

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MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL parenting classes

West Houston Medical Center offers prenatal classes on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The following is a list of classes that are presently offered. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8065.

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• Childbirth Preparation/Lamaze Class (Weeknight and Weekend classes available) • Infant Care Class • Breastfeeding Class • Infant CPR Class • Infant/Child CPR Class • Community CPR Class (Infant/Child/Adult) • Sibling Adjustment Class

For information on Ft. Bend Master Gardeners or lists of events, visit www. fbmg.com or call the Master’s Gardener’s Hotline at 281-341-7068. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend our events.

Sugar Land Garden Club

West Houston Medical Center also offers a FREE Mother and Child Play and Informational Support Group. • Mothers with babies birth to six months meets every Wednesday from 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM in suite 201 of the Doctor’s Center. • Mothers with babies six to twelve months meets every Wednesday from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in suite 201 of the Doctor’s Center. The program features a weekly topic that mothers with babies are eager to learn as well as a time for questions and answers. It is a time to get to know

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Craft & Hobby Groups

Sugar Land Garden Club meets at the Sugar Land Community Center, 226 Matlage Way, Sugar Land 77478. For more information visit www. sugarlandgardenclub.org or call 281-491-1621. Sugar Land Garden Club was established in 1932 and is one of the largest garden clubs in Texas. Membership is open to all.

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Do you like sewing? Would you like to meet other sewing enthusiast in the Katy area? Then check out the Katy Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild’s Houston Chapter. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 1 PM to 3 PM, at Quilt & Sew, 829 Mason Rd., Katy. For more information, please check out our website at www.asghouston.org.

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PRIDE OF TEXAS DECORATIVE ARTISTS

The Pride of Texas Decorative Artists (a division of National Tole Society) would like to invite all decorative artists to our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. We meet at Bear Creek Community Center off Patterson Rd. in Bear Creek Park. Our monthly “make it & take it” programs are taught by local artists. Please join us for fun and new ideas. For more information, call Gloria Ware 281-492-0246.

WEST HOUSTON QUILTer’s GUILD

The West Houston Quilter’s Guild would like to invite all quilters and quilt lovers to our monthly meetings. The meetings are held at 6:30 to 9 PM, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, at Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084. We have many good programs lined up this year for both the beginner and the more experienced quilter. Everyone goes home with new tips. For hands on experience, join one of our ongoing “bees.” Guests are welcome! For more information check our website at www.whqg.org.

Katy Quilters

FREE Introduction to Quilting. If you thought that you would like to learn to quilt but have never sewed a stitch in your life... then this short introduction is for you. If you have sewed on and off all your life but have never attempted to quilt... then this is for you. Maybe you just want a hobby... this is for you. Take 2 hours out of your day to listen and view what it takes to start this new adventure. Time and place will be scheduled in the Katy Area. Call the Katy Quilters, Shari Medford at 281-635-3000.

Katy Area Artists

Katy Area Artists is a member league of the Lone Start Art Guild. Through this our members are connected with a wide array of artistic opportunities throughout southeastern Texas. If you are interested in attending any of KAA’s artist workshops or becoming a member, please visit our website at katyareaartists.org for dates and times as well as the membership information.

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THE BLUEBONNET STENCILERS OF TEXAS

The Bluebonnet Stencilers of Texas, a non-profit group serving all of Houston, meet each 1st Monday of the month from 6:30 - 9 PM at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter (One block east of Sam Houston Toll Road west). This chapter is actively seeking new members in the Houston area. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in stenciling and the related arts of faux finishing and decorative painting. For more information concerning meetings, call 281-370-2005.

THE HOUSTON POND SOCIETY

The Houston Pond Society was formed in 2004 to meet a need for pond owners to meet and interface with other pond owners about the use of a pond as a landscape feature.    A pond should be a part of the overall back yard habitat and landscaping, and that pond construction; water lilies, plants, fish, patios, decks, lighting and other landscape features should be some of the topics discussed at the meetings. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more information, please visit our website www.houstonpondsociety.org.

WEST HOUSTON ROMANCE WRITERS

The West Houston Chapter of the Romance Writers of America would like to invite aspiring writers, romance readers or anyone interested in the craft of writing to join them on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Each meeting of the WHRWA is informative, entertaining and inspiring for those budding authors or published authors who are seeking answers to their writing related concerns. Several times throughout the year daylong workshops are presented by prominent names in the romance industry. Visit us on the Web at www.whrwa.com for more information on upcoming events.

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Learn the Folk Dance of Texas. The Fairbees dance each Thursday night, 7:30 – 9:30 at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, 12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner. Information may be obtained by calling Jerry & Nanette Tucker 281-498-3057 or nanette@hotmail.com.

Prairie Promenaders Katy Square Dance Club

The Katy Prairie Promenaders dance on the first four Fridays each month, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Club caller Fred Goynes has been calling for many years. All of the “fun” takes place at the Westland Baptist Church, 1407 Grand Parkway S (Hwy 99), Katy. For details call 281-647-0559 or 281-550-3701.

Houston Square & Round Dance Council, Inc.

For information about square and round dancing in the greater Houston area, call 281-392-0713 or visit the Houston area square dance web site: www. squarethru.com. Visitors are welcome at the area square dance clubs’ dances.

HOUSTON UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

Houston Underwater Photographic Society is a nonprofit organization formed to encourage interest and promote participation in underwater photography/ videography. Each meeting includes a speaker presentation and slide contest. Attendance is free to the public. Meetings are generally held the first Monday of each month and always at the Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet, at 7:00 PM. For more information, call 281-493-6883.

Katy 4-F Bass Club (Friends Fishing For Fun)

The Katy 4-F Bass Club (Friends Fishing For Fun) is a small, low cost fishing club, based in Katy, Texas. We are a group of angler’s who simply love to fish! For information on our club such as joining, tournament results and area lakes we fish, visit www.katy4fbassclub.com. Boaters and non-boaters welcome!!!

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Texas Triumph Register (TTR)

The Texas Triumph Register (TTR), founded in 1981, is an organization of Triumph owners and enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation and ongoing enjoyment of the Marque. Membership is open to all who appreciate automobiles bearing the Triumph name. In addition to monthly meetings, the club sponsors rallies, shows, road tours, technical seminars and social events. For more information, please contact Mike Hado at 281-807-4780, mdhado@comcast.net or visit www.TexasTriumphRegister.org.

Houston Area Wood Carvers Club

The Houston Area Wood Carvers Club meets on the third Saturday of each month from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at Bayland Community Center in Houston (6400 Bissonnet). Members gather to enjoy fellowship with other carvers and to expand individual skills through classes, demonstrations and lectures by experts. HAWC is a non-profit, social organization whose members reside in the greater Houston area. To find out more about the Houston Area Wood Carvers Club, please call Preston and Carolyn Smith at 281-392-0713, email carolynann@consolidated.net or visit www.houstonareawoodcarvers.com.

KATY BEAD GROUP

The Katy Bead Group meets every Wednesday from noon to about 4:30 PM in a room on the second floor of the Fort Bend County Library – Cinco Ranch Branch, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard, Katy, Texas 77494. This group was founded to promote the art of making bead jewelry, bead accoutrements and bead artwork. Members meet weekly and share ideas, techniques and skills. Beginners to skilled beaders are invited to attend. Call Jean Fortier 281-693-4398 or Carol Matkin 281-492-6053 for more information or email Fortijd@aol.com.

Katy Pokemon TCG League

The Katy Pokemon TCG League is looking for new members! Using your own cards, you play tournament-style matches and learn new skills while making new friends with other Pokemon players who love playing just as much as you do! Even if you do not already know all of the rules of the game, at league, you can learn the game basics and perfect your strategy. The Katy League meets on Tuesday nights and is FREE! Player ages range from 6 to adult. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM at DoubleDave’s Pizza at 1660 S. Mason Rd. (at Highland Knolls). YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN 60 CARD DECK and be ready for fun! We also ask that you visit www.pokemon.com and check out the POP Organized Play section for a list of the legal/playable cards before you join us. At league, you can earn free cards just for playing! Call Camille at 832-721-5481 or check out www.PokemonBuzz.com for additional information about this and other great opportunities with Pokemon!

Woodworker’s Guild Meetings

The Katy Woodworker’s Guild meets the last Tuesday of each month at the Katy Junior High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Men and women enjoy working with wood. No experience, tools or equipment are necessary. Questions: Call Terry at 281-717-4215.

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KATY CRUIZERS ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB

The Katy Cruizers Club is a chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. We meet on the first Monday of each month at the Hacienda Mexican Restaurant on Mason Road (back room). Eat at 6 PM. Meeting from 7 PM until 8:30 PM. Antique/classic vehicle enthusiasts are invited to visit and/or join our club. We go on 6 to 8 one-day driving tours per year on Saturdays. This is a family club for the men and ladies. Questions: Send email to katycruizers@yahoo.com

The Katy Go Club

Go / Wei Qi / Baduk: Learn how to play this 4,000-year-old Asian strategy game or find an opponent to challenge you. We are organizing a club to meet weekly or bi-weekly in the Katy area. All skill levels are welcome. Please send an email to Paul Wheeler with your interest at: Pkwheeler@ti.com.

Cinco Ranch Men’s Poker Group

Looking for new players. We play once per month Friday night from 7 PM to 11 PM, at host member’s homes in the Cinco Ranch area. We play a variety of poker games and some nonpoker card games. This is a very friendly and informal group that enjoys its night out. If interested, call Jim at 832-7158206 (cell) for further information.

KATY ELKS LODGE BINGO

The Katy Elks organization provides local scholarships to Katy ISD schools and assistance for special needs children in the Katy area and invites you to help support our community by playing Bingo at the following location and times: 1050 Katy Ft Bend Rd, Katy TX 77493. Every Tuesday and Thursday, doors open at 6:00 PM. We also serve food and drinks in our kitchen.

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

Laureate Theta Pi Sorority

Laureate Theta Pi is a women’s group, a non-academic sorority, with life, learning and friendship as the motto. It is a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an International women’s friendship network and a non-profit organization. We meet twice a month in member’s homes in this area. Because we are a social, cultural and service organization, our meetings are interesting and varied. If you are interested in joining or rejoining, please contact Pinky Stromek at 281-395-6766 or Alice White at 281-599-8347.

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Southwest Houston Council

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

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

Xi Mu Eta

We are Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Mu Eta Chapter and welcome all transferring members to our meetings. If you are interested in getting more information about this International Women’s Sorority, please call Geri Riley 281-3956468 or geri.riley@juno.com

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MILITARY • AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS - meets at 7:30 PM, at the Elks Lodge on Katy Fort Bend Rd., on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All past and current members of our armed forces are invited to attend. • Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars - meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. near Ave. D. All U.S. veterans of foreign combat are welcome to visit or come join with us. For more details phone 281-391VETS(8387) or come see us! • Marine Corps League: Tijerina Detachment meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Katy Elks Lodge #2628. For additional information, call 281-799-9382 or 936-931-5945. Or visit us online at www. usmcmarine1.org. • CIVIL AIR PATROL THUNDERBIRD SQUADRON - Cadet program is open to boys and girls, age 12 and adults. Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 6:45 PM at 18000 Groeschke Road off Barker Cypress at the West Houston Airport. For further info., email ajmorrow1311@att.net.

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

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Golf clubs, full set of Pings plus bag. Cheap, $500. 281-578-9665. Kenmore washer/dryer, in great condition, $150. Very nice birch corner desk unit with hutch, $100. Have pictures. 713-418-4821. 2007 Whirlpool Gold Refrigerator, excellent condition, $300. Email ldpurple@ ymail for info and pictures. Holland grill, excellent condition, paid $650, will take $325. 281-395-4316. Orion charcoal cooker, excellent condition. Paid $159, will take $79.50. 281395-4316. Size 6 BCBG MAXAZRIA yellow Prom Gown, $100; size 10 David’s Bridal wedding gown, never worn, includes veil, petticoat and gloves, $600. Phone 281-944-9041.

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Dining room suite, early American, Tell City, finish Andover #48, includes: table, TC 8156; 4 chairs TC 8032 and Singer china hutch, $700. (Same on ebay for over $1,500.) 281-463-7938 or dee-doug@sbcglobal.net for pics. China cabinet, beautiful, mint condition, solid wood from South America, traditional, cherry, lighted inside, glass cabinets with drawers. Must see, $500. 713-805-4039. Curio cabinet, mint condition, glass front and sides, mirrored back, dark wood, traditional, 6’ H X 2.5’ W, lighted inside, intricate carving, must see, $500. Call 713-805-4039. Executive desk, Helikon brand, medium cherry wood, 70” X 35” front, 45” X 22” return, 29” height. Excellent condition, $9,500. Call 281-855-1531 or email jkluttz@earthlink.net. Can email picture.

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2 Prom/Quinceanera dresses by Flirt, size 4 - 8. Immaculate - paid $600 each, selling for $100. Hot pink crystalled top with Cinderella-type bottom and olive green crystalled top with Belle-type bottom. Call for pictures. 713816-6777. Wedgewood China, 12 5-piece place settings, plus serving pieces, $895. 281-395-3664. Marcy Home Gym complete with self spotting bench, curling bar, lat-pull pully system & over 200 lbs. of weights. Also a chest-explosion machine & accessories for the pully system. Excellent condition. $325 or $350 delivered assembled. 281-881-6405. Sofa good to very good condition, $250 OBO. jordon98@hotmail.com.

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Premove and Downsizing: Several large framed pictures, $25 each. Service for 12, Noritake Ontario pattern, $250. Gold stainless flatware for 12, $30. Crystal serving bowls and platters, $25 ea. Fish bath decor, $25. E-mail: sdpeters@sbcglobal.net for pictures. Collectors antiques sale. Furniture, ceramics, textiles, art and smalls-country to formal. Friday, April 19th, 9 AM - 5 PM. Saturday, April 20th, 9 AM - 5 PM. Sunday, April 21st, 10 AM - 4 PM. 19807 Partridge Run Dr., Houston, TX 77094. 281-782-0958.

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2003 Toyota Camry. 4 Cyl, automatic, all power and air. $5,600. 281-6827868. 1985, 18 ½ foot Sea Ray. 165 Mercruiser, $3,000. Comes with accessories. 832-655-4746. 2009 Saturn Vue XE - 4 Door, white, FWD, 2.4 Liter, 2 Wheel Drive, 45K miles, clean car fax. One owner, excellent condition, $12,000. Call 281-4631175

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Caregiver(s). All shifts. Assist residents with their daily activities and personal care. Excellent communication and nurturing heart required. Resumes to anewkirk@tuscanylivingvillas.com or 281-395-3496, Ref: CGALLKT

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Cleaning service seeks experienced part-time person with transportation. Katy area, flexible hours, must be bondable w/ background check. Company observes high cleaning standard, so detail-oriented cleaner is preferred. $10/hr. 281-639-6654. Plumbers or Apprentices for repair and a Receptionist needed. Bilingual preferred. Please call 281-256-2239. Now accepting applications for receptionist and/or office assistance for a local office in Katy. Must be bilingual in English & Spanish (read, write & speak). Full time position 9-5 with one hour lunch; Weekends off and national holidays off. Must have some general office experience, be a self-motivated individual with computer experience, answer phones, take messages, schedule appointments, filing, Duties will include multiple task and working well with others. Wages are based upon experience. Please submit all resumes to: mre@mantarayenterprises.com, attention Colleen. Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281392-5353. Enjoy Golf and the outdoors? Hole in One Challenge, a national par 3 company, is seeking sales representatives to promote a par 3 contest on local golf courses. A portion of all sales will help support programs offered to young people through The First Tee. Work a 5 hour shift - approximately 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (weekends with occasional weekdays). $10 per hour plus commission after reaching minimum sales goal. Daily pay. Positions are available immediately. Must be able to pass drug test. Please contact Larry Wilkerson 281-758-4282. Visit www.holeinonechallenge.com. Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc. (MRE, Inc.) is always in search of highly motivated Real Estate Agents who’s core values that are aligned with that of the Broker’s. You are not expected to have the exact know-how when you start. But open minded and willing to learn from a TREC-MCE Instructor

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Martial Arts USA is hiring qualified Tae Kwon Do Black Belts with WTF certification, over 18 years of age, background checks and interviews will be conducted. Contact Master Shin or Master An at 281-463-9333 or email YoungAn@cyfairtkd.com. Location, 17121 West Rd. Suite 200 Houston TX 77095.

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KATY PAINTING “Quality at a price you can afford.”

Interior & Exterior Painting Home Repairs • Pressure Washing HardiPlank Installation • Sheetrock & Texture Larry Mikeska Serving Katy since 1982 • Katy Resident 53 years

281-391-1595

with over 28 years experience on leasing and working with property management with single family homes & condos. MRE, Inc. will guide you on the proper forms to use. Broker will provide a one-on-one support to any Real Estate Agent willing and wanting to learn more. MRE, Inc. will assist you to better serve your clients/customers/investors with sales, leases and property management. MRE, Inc. has been recognized and involved with Katy ISD, Community Education for more than 23 years at Taylor High School in Katy. MRE, Inc. offers incentive packages along with additional Real Estate knowledge. For more information and to get started on your new career today; please contact the Broker, “Tisha” Matticks, at mre@ mantarayenterprises.com.

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Looking for a highly motivated and outgoing person to be the front desk for a new dental office in Katy area. Candidate should be knowledgeable about dental insurance and have great communication skills. It is a paperless office so computer skills is a must. Experience is necessary, minimum 2 years. Need to know how to schedule, run daily/monthly/yearly reports, submit insurance claims electronically and manually, work on accounts receivable, manage patient charts, discuss and present treatment plans, verify insurance, pretreatment estimates and so on, handle patient upsets, deal with software support, etc. Please forward resume to assistdds@hotmail.com. Discovery Schoolhouse now hiring teachers and support staff. Must have experience working in a licensed child care facility, be flexible and dependable and have a passion for early childhood education. Call 281-4019828 or send resume to info@discovery-schoolhouse.com. Now Hiring! Do you love children? Small private preschool is now accepting applications. Must be dependable and energetic. Will train. Must have copy of High School Diploma or GED and copy of Social Security Card. Apply in person to 16618 Clay Road, Suite 400. 281-656-2273. The Pediatric Dentist of Katy is looking for a highly motivated Registered Dental Assistant. Our Pediatric Dental practice is located at 24022 Cinco Village Center Blvd., Suite 210 in Katy. Our office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM, with lunch from 12-1 PM. On Fridays we are open from 7:30 AM to 3 PM. Please bring by your resume in person.

POOLS, HARDSCAPES & LANDSCAPES • NEW POOL CONSTRUCTION • • POOL REMODELS & REPAIRS •

Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394.

• POOL CLEANING SERVICE • Weekly pool maintenance • PATIO COVERS & ARBORS •

Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286.

• DECKS • Flagstone, pavers, spray deck & stamped concrete • LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION • Custom landscapes, water features and stonework • IRRIGATION (Lic. 8260) • Sprinkler system / drainage installation and repair • LAWN CARE • Basic lawn maintenance & full-service packages • LIGHTSCAPES • Quality lighting & installation

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Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to randy@westhoustonelectric.com.

PETS FOR SALE

Female Shih Tzu puppies for sale , APRI registered, shots, playful, cute, waiting for a nice and lovely home. 713-927-6239.

HOMES/CONDOS FOR SALE

Woodlands of College Station Condo: 2 bedroom/ 2 bath, excellent condition, 5 minutes from Campus, appliances. Call 281-395-2176.

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Come in for initial exam, necessary cleaning and X-rays, Get FREE custom take home whitening trays and gel ($399 value). Offer ends 05/31/2013. Not to be combined with any other offer.

NewGenDental 281-769-7466

Exam & X-Ray, & Cleaning for NEW PATIENTS

For new patients only in the absence of periodontal disease Expires 05/31/2013. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

NewGenDental 281-769-7466

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Digital X-rays Extractions Invisalign Root Canal Therapy Tooth Colored Fillings Emergencies

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BOARDERS/ROOMMATES

Rooms for rent. Great area, shared large kitchen, den and living room area with other amenities. Great for college students: medical, dental, pharmacy, law and theological most preferred. Phone: 713-688-4700.

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

NOVENA

Due to the amount of space involved and the response of those wishing to publish a Novena to St. Jude, a Novena to St. Jude will be published along with a list of initials of those wishing to publish one. We are sorry, but we cannot make exceptions. $5 Charge for each Novena per area. Please specify which area you would your Novena to appear in. - Krenek Printing.

NOVENA TO ST. JUDE

Dr. Pavlovich will help your child succeed! Tutoring, Homework Relief, Study Skills and Test Prep

Summer SAT classes begin June 24. Sign up NOW!!

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Villagio Town Center Westheimer Pkwy and Peek Rd

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Focused Xtermination Pest control $100 OFF

Termite Treatment or Preventative Termite Treatment

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May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world, now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Say Novena 9 times a day for 9 days. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. Thank you St. Jude – MAF, MLA, JKA, JSA, CMF

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TIMESHARES/VACATION HOMES

Vacation home for rent in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, beach, pool, tennis, golf, Mayan ruins. For more info Google VRBO 136406 or call, 281-463-4717.

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Full Service General Pest Control Rodents / Animal Trappings Bed Bugs Wasps & Bees Fleas & Ticks Ants & Spiders Termite Control Mosquito Control Lawn & Ornamental

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281-256-2600

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