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CINCO RANCH COMMUNITY NEWS
May 2013 Cinco Ranch Ladies Club
Our special interest groups are going strong this year: Book Club, Wine Social Club, Creative Kitchens, Professional Networking and Expat Club, to name a few. If you’re new to Cinco Ranch, please come to our monthly meeting. Membership forms will be available (yearly dues - $25), as well as information on all the CRLC has to offer! For more information, contact Pam Donnelly (281-725-0364) or Lorie Phillips (580-716-5066).
Cinco Ranch Moms Club
Whether you are new to the neighborhood or have lived in Cinco Ranch for years, consider getting involved and adding to your network of friends and families! Playgroups are organized by age and there are also pool playdates and group events open to all. To get involved, visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cincoranchmomsclub or email: email@example.com
Golfing Gals is a small, fun group of ladies playing golf on Wednesday mornings. We play mostly in the West Houston/Katy area at a different course every week. contact Nancy at 281-550-2043 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
ATTENTION ALL MEN AGE 55 OR OLDER
The Cinco ranch Senior Men’s Golf Association is looking for new members. All levels of play. Seniors play every Monday and Thursday, 7:30 AM. Shot-gun start. Monthly Inter-club Tournaments. Year-end Club Championship Tournament. If you are interested, please call: Cinco Ranch golf Club 281-395-4653 Jim Cusack 281-395-5893 Joe Rodriguez 281-395-1331 www.golfclubatcincoranch.com - email address.
GARDENING TIPS FOR MAY
• Last chance to prune and fertilize azaleas. Keep mulch several inches thick at all times. Fertilize camellias lightly for second time. • Fertilize crepe myrtles monthly from spring through summer with a high phosphorous fertilizer for bloom. If iron deficiencies appear (yellow leaves) use Green Light Iron and soil Acidifier according to label directions. • This is the time of year for aphids and mildew. Each problem has many solutions, but to handle both at once you can use either Orthenex Insect & Disease Control Formula III or just plain soapy water (Liquid Ivory 1 tsp. - 1 Tbsp. for insects and 4 tsp. baking soda for fungus in every gallon of water. Keep solution mixed and apply to upper and lower sides of the leaves. Rinse with clear water 3 to 4 hours later. Frequency caution should be used. Published by: Krenek Printing 7102 Glen Chase Ct • Houston, TX 77095 • 281-463-8649
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ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY FISHING TOURNAMENT
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013 ARE YOU READY TO REEL IN THE FISH AND THE FUN? This annual event is held the Saturday before Father’s Day at the lakes at Cinco Ranch. The tournament starts from sun up to 10:45 AM. Bring your fishing pole, bait, lawn chairs, cooler with snacks and a ruler to measure your big catch! Awards will be presented after the tournament for the biggest fish, most inches of fish caught, my first fish awards, annual team spirit award and so much more. Get ready for a day filled with family fun and make memories that will last forever! Last year’s event was the largest we have ever had. Come out and make this year’s event even better! All Cinco Ranch residents and their guests are welcome. For more information, visit our website at www.CincoRanchLife.org or call the Association Office at 281-599-0408.
OFFICE OF Phil Camus, Constable Precinct 5 HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS
While it is understood that during certain events, vehicles parking on the street is an unavoidable circumstance, please be aware of clearance needed for traffic. Ask your guests to park their car as close to curb as possible and not line both sides of the street. Be a courteous neighbor by communicating you are having a gathering at your home and may need additional parking. Ask if they would mind guests parking in front of their homes to help eliminate the congestion on the street. Remember, parking on the street for residents is prohibited and can impact the ability of emergency services to reach you or a neighbor in an emergency. Your cooperation will ensure Cinco Ranch retains its reputation as the premiere area to live in.
WOUNDED WILDLIFE? WHO DO I CALL?
Cinco Ranch Residents report wounded to the proper agency, Wildlife Rehabilitators.
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Street Parking Near the Schools
With the Katy ISD bus changes this year, many parents are dropping off and picking up their children at school. This means there are many more cars parked along the streets near the schools. Please be extra cautious in these areas and be alert to the parked cars and the children walking to and from the cars. Thank you.
Did you know it is against Cinco Ranch Covenants for residents to park in the street (Article XII, Section 2(a))? Additionally, when a number of vehicles park in the street, emergency vehicles have a difficult task maneuvering down the street. Due to the size and clearance needs of these emergency vehicles, a street lined with parked cars obstructs the passage and delays response time.
How to Contact Wildlife Rehabilitators in our Area
Fort Bend County - Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Accepts: Mammals, birds, reptiles Location: Houston 713-861-WILD (9 am - 6 pm); 713-643-WILD (after hrs.) Harris County - Texas Wildlife Rehab Coalition Accepts: Mammals, birds, reptiles Location: Houston 713-468-8972
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• Street Light Outages - Report to CenterPoint Energy via their website, thereby eliminating a lot of “hold time” on the phone. The website address is: www.centerpointenergy.com/outage. Give them as much information as possible, including the address and/or pole number. If you prefer to call, the number is 713-207-2222. • Street sign or stop sign down or missing - Please contact the county. The Harris County phone number is 281-463-6300 and Fort Bend County phone number is 281-341-9562. Let them know you are calling regarding a sign and they will transfer you to the proper person. They will need to know the street name and location. If you are in a custom area, please contact the Association office at 281-599-0408. • Broken curb - If you live in Ft. Bend County, call Road & Bridge at 800690-ROAD (800-690-7623) and if you are in Harris County, you can call 281463-8703 for Service Requests & Road Maintenance. If you see any curbs needing repair around the islands in the Cul de Sac or along the boulevards, please call and report these, too. If you live in a gated section, the streets and curbs are maintained by the association with funds from the separate assessment billed annually. On a related note, the driveway “apron” is the responsibility of the individual property owner, no matter who maintains your street. Also, the sidewalks adjoining residential lots are the responsibility of the owner. The association maintains sidewalks in common areas only. • Leaking fire hydrants or storm drain problems - Please contact your Water District. Cinco ST Environmental phone number is 281-398-8211. Cornerstone MUD - Southwest Water phone number is 713-405-1750. They will need to know the address location. • Cinco Ranch Landscape Emergency Phone Number - Did you know that there is an emergency number for Residents of Cinco Ranch to call for after hours landscape emergencies? If you run into any landscape related emergency during non-operating hours of the Association, please call the landscape company’s emergency number at 713-398-0869. This would include irrigation running overtime, broken sprinkler head, common area concern or anything that needs our immediate attention. • Trash or Recycling Service Problems - Trash service is administered by your MUD through a contractor they choose. If you have a problem with your
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trash collection or recycling, you may contact your service provider listed on your water bill. Best Trash, LLC at 281-313-2378, Waste Corporation of America 281-368-8397 (www.wcawaste.com), Republic Waste 281-4462030 (www.rwstx.com) or Royal Disposal at 713-526-1536. Call your service provider for current recycling products accepted. • Mailbox Maintenance - To report Postal Boxes that are in disrepair or in need of replacement, please file a report with the Katy Post Office. For Zip Code area 77450 call 281-647-0673 and for Zip Code area 77494 call 281574-1401 or visit their website at www.usps.com/contactus. • In Home Alarm Monitoring - In home alarm/monitoring systems should be checked monthly to ensure they are functioning and sending the proper signals. Make sure you contact your monitoring company PRIOR to testing. • Park & Ride - Metro Park & Ride is located at 221 Kingsland, just east of Mason Road. Routes begin at 6 AM and continue approximately every 10 minutes to downtown and also to Transco Tower (uptown, Post Oak). For additional information regarding tokens or cost, call 713-635-4000. • Newspaper Delivery - If you are leaving town and normally have a newspaper delivered, you can call the newspaper office and most of them will not deliver the paper while you are away. If you receive the Houston Chronicle, you may call 281-391-7992 or 713-220-7211 to stop your paper during your vacation or go to https://file.chron.com/forms/vacationhold.asp. • Pool Party Reservations - Greater Houston Pool Management 713-7717665. • Gated Community - Gates that are damaged or not operating properly please contact the HOA office at 281-599-0408. • Call Before You Dig - 1-800-545-6005 or 1-800-344-8377.
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Do you have a transformer in your yard? If you do, please do not directly surround it with mulch or dirt. Transformers must have the sides exposed so they can cool properly. Otherwise they will over heat and burn out. Also, the sides of a transformer can rust through due to mulch holding moisture against them. Please do your part and clear the area around transformers in your yard.
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Getting to know one of your Fort Bend County Constable Patrol Deputies, Bryan Smink. See below from Brian.
BRYAN SMINK, Deputy Constable Cinco Ranch Certified Basic Peace Officer. Graduate of Gus George Law Enforcement Academy - Class Officer Treasurer I hold a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master Degree of Interdisciplinary Studies in Counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University. Upon graduating from Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, I was employed with Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy in the Detention Division. Prior to entering Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, I held positions with Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Parole Officer and Fort Bend County Community Corrections Department as a Probation Officer. I am a certified Black Belt Instructor in Tae Kwon Do. I have 20 years of Prison Ministry experience. I currently serve as an Executive Board Member for C.H.A.R.M Prison Ministry. I am a volunteer counselor at Interchange Freedom Initiative Faith based Prison (Jester II). I am a member of Grand Parkway Baptist Church. I am married and have one son.
PET LEASH LAWS IN THE CINCO RANCH AREA Harris County - LEASH LAW
Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents. While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting hurt trying to avoid the animal. Harris County Animal Control advises, “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat or to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.” Restraint is defined as “the control of a dog or cat under the following circumstances: 1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more than six (6) feet in length, if the line or leash is held by a human being, who is capable of controlling or governing the dog or cat in question. 2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle. 3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not have access to sidewalk or street. While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained. Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing to properly restrain their pet. To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly restrained please contact: Harris County Precinct #5, Contract #87: 281-463-6666 Harris County Animal Control: 281-999-3191 Harris County Health Department, Rabies/Animal Control Section 2223 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027-3588 www.countypets.com
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Ft. Bend County - LEASH LAW
Laws written to ensure that owned animals are confined to their property or kept on a leash make freeing a community of unrestrained and free-roaming animals easier. Although most dog bites occur on the property where the dog lives, unrestrained or free-roaming dogs do pose a substantial threat to the public. In addition, unrestrained animals are at increased risk of being bitten by rabies-infected wildlife. Enforcement of restraint laws is essential in enhancing the animal control program efforts to reduce the risk of rabies in our community.
LICENSING OF DOGS AND CATS
The primary benefit of licensing animals is identification, should that animal become lost. Licensing also: • Ensures that rabies vaccination are current • Allows for quick identification in case of a bite incident • Provides revenue to offset the administration costs of the animal control program
Rabies vaccinations are a prerequisite for licensing dogs and cats because they are an important control measure for the public health threat of rabies. In addition to protecting pets, rabies vaccinations provide a barrier between infected wild animals and humans. To make a complaint or report an animal that is not properly restrained please contact: Fort Bend County Animal Control - 1210 Blume Road - Rosenberg, TX 77471 - 281-342-1512 - AnimalServices@co.fort-bend.tx.us
PICK UP YOUR DOG’S WASTE
When walking your dog, please do not allow them to walk in people’s yards. In the event your dog does wander onto someone’s property and uses the bathroom please pick up all of the waste. A single gram (about the size of a dime) of dog feces contains 23 million fecal coliform bacteria. Dog feces may harbor dangerous bacteria and viruses such as: whipworms, roundworms, tapeworms, parvo, giardiasis, salmonellosis and cryptosporidiosis.
Improperly disposed of or left unchecked, dog waste pollutes our environment and can even filter into our water supply. Uncollected dog waste that washes into streams and storm drains is the #3 contributor to water contamination. Pick up your dog’s waste. Not only will it help the environment, but it will ensure you and your dog a clean and safe area to enjoy together!
Tennis Reservation Cancelations
If you make tennis reservations and decide that you cannot play, please go online and cancel your reservations. This will ensure that the courts will be open for other residents to then reserve the courts. Thank you.
Postal Box Maintenance
To report Postal Boxes that are in disrepair or in need of replacement, please file a report with the Katy Post Office for your Zip Code area (77450 - 281-6470673; 77494 - 281-574-1401) or visit their website at www.usps.com/contactus
Sheriff’s Vacation Home Watch
Vacation Can Be Great! Make sure you return home and feel great.
If you are going on vacation, a business trip or just going away for the weekend, please put your house on a vacation watch list. It only takes a few minutes to inform local police that you are away from home. Take measures to secure your home and cars. Let your neighbors know that you will be away and when you plan to return. Inform neighbors and law enforcement if you plan on having maintenance services stop by while you are on vacation. It is advised that you have newspapers stopped, mail held and any advertisement left on your property picked up by someone. Keeping lawn mowed for a normal appearance to the property will look as if there is active occupancy. Taking preventative steps may deter vandals or thieves from entering your home. Log into the site or call the office to give appropriate information. Make sure to cancel the watch when you return home. Fort Bend County Residents: www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/vacationForm.asp Harris County Residents: Call 713-221-6000 and give home information.
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School News KATY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT WWW.KATYISD.ORG IMPORTANT DATES
May 27th - Memorial Day, Student/Staff Holiday
KISD BOARD ELECTION
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.
KATY ISD NAMED AMONG BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
For the eleventh time in the past 12 years, Katy ISD has been named among the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation, which recognizes schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support for music education. Katy ISD is one of only 21 districts in Texas to receive this recognition for 2013. “Our music educators constantly go above and beyond their required duties to make sure their students succeed. This recognition is a direct reflection of their commitment,” said Bob Bryant, executive director of fine arts for Katy ISD. “It is evident that our community, administration and School Board supports and encourages quality music education for every student.” Last September, two Katy ISD musical groups, the McMeans Jr. High Symphonic Band and the Cinco Ranch High School Symphony Orchestra,
were selected as National Winners in the Mark of Excellence honors by the Foundation for Music Education. Additionally, the Cinco Ranch Junior High Honors Band was selected and performed in December for the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago. Selected and performing at the Texas Music Educators Association Clinic in San Antonio in February were the Katy High School Jazz Band, the Stephens Elementary “Stompin’ Hooves” instrumental ensemble and the Griffin Elementary Fifth Grade Choir. Continuing to provide diverse music education opportunities, Katy ISD hosted its fifth annual Katy Jazz Festival, April 26th - 27th. The Katy Jazz Festival provides a learning and performance venue to student and professional musicians, while increasing exposure, education and entertainment to the Katy/West Houston area. “Students in Katy ISD are exposed to high-quality music programs from kindergarten through their senior year,” added Bryant. “Studies have shown that children engaged in music and the arts often perform better academically as well. This is just another reason why we try to offer a variety of quality fine arts programs and opportunities for our students.” Among the music programs offered to Katy ISD students include: string orchestra, full orchestra, choir vocal ensemble, marching band, concert band, jazz band and multiple individual events of solos and small ensembles.
KATY ISD PARTNERS IN EDUCATION TIES & TIARAS
Ties & Tiaras, hosted March 7th, celebrated mentors and featured this year’s KEYS artwork, “Unlocking the Future,” created by art honor students from Katy High School. A big thank you to our sponsors! Platinum: Firethorne, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, The Andrew Prett Fmaily Gold: HEB, Members Choice Credit Union, Memorial Hermann Katy, Methodist West Houston Hospital, Tradition Bank, Wood Group
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281-617-2231 SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC TO THE EYES 2013
Seven Lakes Orchestra’s Parent Association (S.L.O.P.A.) is proud to announce its fifth annual Music to the Eyes. Local area artists have graciously donated their original artwork, using string instruments as their canvas! This year, these one-of-a-kind art pieces will be available through an online auction. Be sure to bid for your favorite art piece before the May 17th Spring concert!
BDJH PTA officers with “The Chalk Guy;” Laura Rapp, Alexandra Bourgeois, Amber Willingham, Ben Glenn and BDJH student Elena LeCompte.
Ben Glenn’s inspiring message is delivered as he creates art with chalk on a fabric backdrop.
“THE CHALK GUY”VISITS BECKENDORFF 6TH GRADERS
Beckendorff Jr. High 6th grade students held an assembly with “The Chalk Guy.” Ben Glenn’s ADHD-adventure filled messages of inspiration and hope are both entertaining and educational. Youths relate to his struggles for acceptance in school, parents and teachers get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to grow up “different,” “special.” His easy-to-digest perspective produces real change in attitudes, goals and motivations, while entertaining the audience through his art.
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All of the art instruments debuted at the annual KVPAC Art for All Family Festival at La Centerra on March 23rd. They will then be on display at Tradition Bank (Grand Pkwy.) in conjunction with the Katy Area Art Cultural Alliance Open House on May 9th. Bidding opened April 2nd. All proceeds will benefit the Seven Lakes High School orchestra program. S.L.O.P.A. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports the fine arts program through the purchase of equipment and music for the orchestra, along with scholarships for qualifying Seven Lakes Orchestra graduating seniors. For more information about the artists and to bid online, visit www.musictotheeyes.org (website).
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Texas Christian School sent nine students ranging from grades 1st – 4th grade to compete in the ACSI Speech Competition Friday, March 1st. The students were required to select a topic, memorize the speech for their topic and recite their memorization in front of judges with fluency and animation. Texas Christian School proudly came home with 2 superiors, 3 excellent and 4 good. Each student that participated from TCS placed and was awarded a ribbon for their hard effort. We could not be more proud of our TCS Tigers! Way to go!!!
Members inducted into the NHS were L-R: Victoria Pharris, Annah Paschall, Ashley Coalson, Daniel Nevitt, Katelynn Hickey, Andrew Nelson, Yeeny Mok, Tanner Clark, Haley Bintliff, Brian Bulkley, Chelsea Alcala, Robert Rivera, Maegan Becker, Adrien Quant, Janine Klar and McKenzie Tryon.
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Sixteen new members were inducted into the National Honor Society at Faith West Academy High School during a ceremony Thursday, March 21st, at the FWA auditorium in Katy.
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Guest speaker Marsue Ferguson, education and language consultant (specializing in teacher training), addressed the audience with comments about the five pillars of NHS - leadership, scholarship, service, character and citizenship. Mrs. Ferguson encouraged the new inductees to make the most of every opportunity to serve and lead others with honor. “Do well and be able to look back and say ‘I did some good’,” she said. Members were selected based on outstanding performance in scholarship (3.50 or better cumulative GPA), leadership, service and character. “National Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue, their exemplary contributions to the school and community,” said Mrs. Sandye Reed, chapter advisor. Mrs. Reed followed by listing various clubs, sports and 59 service activities the inductees were involved. Some of those service activities included: Katy Christian Ministries, Habitat for Humanity orphanage in Vietnam for children with dioxin disease, St. Justin’s food bank and Houston Food Bank. After the ceremony, there was a congratulatory reception hosted by the current 20 members for new inductees and guests.
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Homeschool Pack 393
Cub Scout Pack 393 is a homeschool pack that serves the Katy area. If you have a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 (entered first grade through fifth grade this fall) and are wanting them to join an activity that is full of fun learning experiences, this is the group for you. To learn more about both scouting programs, upcoming summertime events and 393 please e-mail Sam Randolph at email@example.com
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The National Honor Society was established in 1921. “The organization has upwards of one million members,” said FWA Chapter president Stan Stanulonis. “Next year will be the 16th year of the Faith West Chapter of the National Honor Society and these 16 inductees will be extraordinary members,” he said prior to inducing the guest speaker.
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PACK 542 WEBELOS SCOUTS GRADUATE
Recently, Webelos Scouts from Pack 542 from the Fellowship of Cinco Ranch, graduated up. All the boys have earned their Arrow of Light patch, which is Cub Scouts highest award and the only patch a Scout can transfer with into Boy Scouts. To obtain this award, the scouts have met a number of requirements, including completion of eight activity badges, participation in camps, hikes and Boy Scout activities, the memorization of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law and the commitment to live by these principles.
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Graduating Scouts: Alex Fruge, Adam Sulemanji, Dominic Maya, Drew Rackovan, Miles Woest, Huzefa Raja, Ryan Hutson, Neil McGovern, Hans Levette, Cole Campbell, Mustafa Dak, Nicholas Ogerro, Jordan Deese, Nihar Rao and Noah Virani. Leaders were Bryce Levette and Khuzema Sulemanji.
TROOP 584 CELEBRATES 50TH EAGLE SCOUT On January 15, 2013, Chris Mohindroo became the 50th Troop 584 member to earn his Eagle Scout Rank. Troop 584 is under the leadership of Scoutmaster Mike McKenna. Kevin Devers serves as Troop Committee Chair, Frank Coselli as Troop 584 Unit Commissioner and Forrest Bjerkaas serves as Sam Houston Area Council West Division Commissioner. The troop was chartered under the leadership of its original Scoutmaster, Layne Scholl, on July 31, 2000, by The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch Church in Katy, TX. Earning Eagle Scout Rank is an extraordinary accomplishment, since the requirements are demanding and only 5% of Scouts reach that level. The fact that 50 young men from Troop 584 have done so is a testament to the strength of character of the dedicated men and women who lead and volunteer and to the persistence and perseverance of the parents and young men in this troop.
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Troop 584 has been blessed with a very high level of parent volunteer participation. Each month during the school year, the troop goes on an outing where the boys learn camping skills and practice leadership and teamwork. David Hartt coordinates the troop outings, but the boys are required to plan, lead and conduct the activities on their own. The troop also participates in winter and summer camps, where the young men complete merit badge work and participate in swimming, hiking, backpacking, canoeing, sailing and snorkeling. Robert Miller and Debbie Vaughn have provided years of service certifying swimmers and coordinating merit badge classes. All this is accomplished by parents volunteering to give up their nights, weekends and vacations in order to serve during these events. Troop 584 participates in High Adventure Camps such as Philmont, Sea Base and Northern Tier. Four young men and an adult, Matthew Miller, Chris Mohindroo, Graham Burcaw, David Bjerkaas and Raj Mohindroo recently completed all three to earn the Triple Crown Award. The requirements for Eagle Scout are designed to prepare a young man to succeed in life and to know what to do in an emergency. Ken Guion provides safety training. A heavy emphasis is placed on serving God and country and on community service. Troop 584 has provided help with July 4th activities, charity fun runs, numerous church and religious events, KISD activities, KVPAC and other nonprofit events, disaster relief efforts, ramps for homes for the elderly and handicapped, collections for animal shelters and numerous ecology studies. Troop 584 is very diverse from a cultural and religious standpoint. Members come from several different countries and are Christian, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim and Hindu. The outings have afforded the boys and their parents an opportunity to interact with and learn about, different cultures. With the world getting smaller and the economies becoming global, this troop offers an excellent opportunity for multicultural leadership training and experience.
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Chris Mohindroo is a Junior at Taylor High School and is a member of Kingsland Baptist Church. He is the son of Raj and Jolene Mohindroo. His Eagle project involved planting trees at Willow River Farms, which is a home for handicapped adults. In addition to Mr. Scholl, Mr. McKenna and his Cub Scout leader, Mr. Mark Ridgaway, Chris wishes to thank his rank advancement leaders, Steve Slezak, Robert Daniels, Brackin Smith, Jack Hazel, Bruce and Marie Miglin, his Eagle Scoutmaster Conference members Forrest Bjerkaas, Zan May and Eric Stankus and the numerous Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members and volunteers that helped him complete his journey to Eagle Scout. Chris plans to continue to lead in his troop and to serve God and his country throughout his life. We ask the citizens of Katy to join us in celebrating this remarkable troop accomplishment.
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Albion Hurricanes will be having tryouts and evaluations in May and June for players of all levels of competition between the ages of 7 and 18 for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 seasons. Please go to www.albionhurricanes.org or call 713-939-7473 for more information and for free registration!
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 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 sessions are filling quickly. 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 and Baseball. Deadline is May 26th ($10 late fee after May 19th)
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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).
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. For more information, go to our facebook page, Houston Shooting Stars Netball Club or www.netballamerica.com or contact Ros at education@ netballamerica.com or call 832-790 3772.
Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby
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 email@example.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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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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Church News & Events CELEBRATE THE “BAT MITZVAH” OF CONGREGATION OR AMI APRIL 28, 2013
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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 713-3344300.
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For more information, contact Mike Kelley at 281-492-0785. Kingsland Baptist Church is located at 20555 Kingsland Blvd. We are located across from Taylor High School Tennis Courts. For more information, you can visit us online at www.kingsland.org or call the church office at 281-492-0785.
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Registration is now underway for our Annual Vacation Bible School at Epiphany Lutheran Church & School for all children ages 3 years through entering 5th grade. Join us the week of June 10th - 14th from 9 am - 12:30 pm for KINGDOM ROCK VBS. This year, we will transform the church into a Royal Kingdom as we celebrate Standing Strong for God. Each day the campers will play games, learn music, create delicious snacks, go on Bible adventures and more. Tired of those VBS paper plate arts/crafts projects - so are we! That’s why we have replaced them with our Imagination Station! Each day your child will experience a different make and take science project that will WOW their friends and family while reinforcing our Bible lesson. Our campers will also be part of a special mission project to send Bibles to children in India. On the last day of camp, parents and friends are invited to our Fanfare Finale filled with music, video clips and lots of pictures recapping our week of camp! Register on line at www.elcsh.org or www.epiphanylutheranschool.org today! VBS is available for all children ages 3 years (must be potty trained) through entering 5th grade. Registration is $20 and includes a camp t-shirt and special gifts. Music CD’s are also available for an additional $8. You can register and pay on-line or stop by our Church office for a registration form. We will accept registrations throughout the week of VBS - however, we cannot guarantee t-shirts and gifts for anyone registering after May 17th so register today! If you cannot afford camp, scholarships are available. All 3 year olds must be potty trained. For more information, contact Beth Hixon, Director of Children’s Ministry at 713896-1773 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Epiphany conducts their bingo games every Friday night except holidays. There Is No Smoking Allowed During All Bingo Games. They have security, lighted parking, big screen color monitor, computerized bingo equipment, snack bar and large cash prizes. Profits benefit charitable outreach programs. Epiphany Catholic Church, Church Community Center, 1530 Norwalk Dr. (between Fry and Mason Roads, south of I-10 behind Nottingham Subdivision) off Highland Knolls. Early bird games begin at 7:30 PM and regular games at 8:00 PM. For more info, call the bingo hall number at 281-578-3905.
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Gospel Quartet in Katy ~ Glory Bound
You don’t have to look far to find good Gospel music in the Katy area. For the past year, the men of Glory Bound have been singing and entertaining the crowds at various venues in and around Katy.
Glory Bound is a Southern Gospel quartet from the west Houston area. Their ministry is to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the people of metropolitan and suburban Houston through the uplifting message of gospel music. Their song list includes traditional, well-known hymns, as well as more recent offerings from contemporary recording quartets. Glory Bound features Bass John Voll, Tenor Bill Beck, Baritone Chip Feazel, High Tenor Jeff Dethrow and Tony Custer on the piano. They love sharing wonderful Christian music as it was first performed, with rich vocal harmonies and lively piano accompaniment. They are frequently seen and heard at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy. You can also find them singing for churches, shelters, retirement and assisted living centers, nursing homes and other venues where they can make a joyful noise. Be prepared to tap your toes and clap your hands!
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The Bible Seminary now enrolling for Fall 2013 Master of Divinity and Bible Certificate classes!
Over the past several years, more than 850 lay leaders and others in the Katy/West Houston area seeking in-depth Bible study have enjoyed Bible Certificate classes at The Bible Seminary. With the recent addition of The Bible Seminary’s graduate-level Master of Divinity program, ministry training in all 66 books of the Bible by seasoned professionals is more convenient than ever for local residents. If you sense God calling you to become a pastor, ministry leader, missionary or more devoted follower of Jesus, The Bible Seminary can help train and prepare you for 21st century ministry leadership. The seminary offers Bible-based, Christ-centered, mission-focused, professional ministry training, in one of the most unique seminary programs in America. Full-time, part-time, credit only and limited audit options are available. New full-time Master of Divinity students enrolling in the Fall 2013 semester are eligible for a limited number of $8,000 per year scholarships. The seminary is located at 2655 S Mason Rd, adjacent to the Great Southwest Equestrian Center and Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church. For more information, visit www.thebibleseminary.org or call 281-646-1109.
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Proceeds to benefit Team RWB and Special Buddies The Cinco Ranch Rotary is excited to announce that registration for the Camo 5K is now open. The Cinco Ranch Rotary Camo 5K, formerly the Cinco Ranch Rotary 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, Stroll & Roll, will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013. The 5K run/walk will begin at 8 AM and the 1 Mile Walk will begin at 8:05 AM. The race will begin and end at the Villagio Town Center, located at the corner of Westheimer Parkway and Peek Road. An anticipated 700 runners and walkers of all ages will fill the streets around the Villagio to raise money for Team RWB and Special Buddies. The event includes a competitive 5K and a non-competitive 1-mile event. Participants can register online at www.crrcamo5k.com through Friday, May 25th at 8 PM. All entrants receive a t-shirt and runner goodie packet. Awards will be given in the competitive 5K to the Overall Male and Female runners, Overall Masters Male and Female winners and the top three finishers in the following age divisions: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. A post-race party with free food and beverages will take place in the courtyard of the Villagio. Musical entertainment will be provided by Katy’s own, The Sweetest Sin. Runners and spectators are encouraged to wear camouflage to support America’s troops. Prizes will be awarded for the best “camo” inspired outfits. “We couldn’t be excited to partner with Team RWB and Special Buddies for this year’s event,” said Cinco Ranch Rotary President, Mary Ellen Morris. “These two organizations do such great work in the community and we are honored to support them and those they serve.” For more information about the Cinco Ranch Rotary Camo 5K, visit www. crrcamo5k.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CincoRanchRotary5K
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On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Boy Scout Troop 1001, chartered by St. Edith Stein Catholic Church at 3311 N. Fry Rd, Katy, TX 77449, just north of Morton Rd., will host a Multi-Family Garage Sale from 7:30 am to 11:30 am in the church parking lot (rain or shine). Items sold will range from electronics, toys, clothes, household items, books, furniture and lots of other interesting stuff. Free coffee and donuts for the first 100 people. Please email troop1001BSA@gmail.com if you have any questions.
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, 832-2222355) 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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The Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church International Festival
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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. Remember - Every 2nd Saturday from 9 am - 12 pm at Tradition Bank 550 Pin Oak, Katy 77494. 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 life-threatening illnesses. For more information, contact Keep Kids Connected at: P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492 or firstname.lastname@example.org Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements and download an application at www.keepkidsconnected.org
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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. 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.
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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.stbart.org or call the parish office at 281-391-4758.
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. DON NIGRO is an American playwright; his plays Anima Mundi and The Dark Sonnets of the Lady have both been nominated for the National Repertory Theatre Foundation’s National Play Award. He has won a Playwright’s Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment For The Arts, grants from the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, and twice been James Thurber Writer In Residence at the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio…. a fun ride and it’s also fun to discover all those kinky goings-on that you always suspected lay beneath those stuffy British murder mysteries. You’ll never look at Agatha Christie quite the same way again… Paolo Alto Weekly Located at Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. All performances begin at 8 pm. Price- $18 regular/ $10 students and seniors. Pay as you can on Mondays and $25 for opening night with a party immediately after the show. More info/reservations: www. mildredsumbrella.com - email@example.com or 832-463-0409.
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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
Houston Family Arts Center Announces 2012-2013 Season Memories and Traditions
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 Over the River and Through the Woods (June 7-23, 2013 on the Garzas Main Stage) Fiddler on the Roof (July 12-28, 2013 at the Berry Center)
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Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) announces their 2013 Summer Performing Arts Camps. This summer, the HFAC’s Actors Academy is offering 25 different 1 and 3-week performing arts camps for grades 1-12. HFAC camps run June 10 through August 24, 2013 and feature acting, singing and dance instruction, as well as performance opportunities in musicals, dramas and comedies - especially designed for kids and teens. The HFAC Actors Academy 3-week Musical Theatre Performance Camps for grades 1-6 and 4-8 are Honk, Jr, The Hobbit, Pinocchio and Once on this Island, Jr. HFAC is offering eleven 1-week camps for grades 1-6 that include “Clowning Around,” “Acting Up Improv,” “Imagination Theatre,” “Disney Magic,” “Lights of Broadway,” “American Idol Boot Camp,” “Triple Threat,” “Fractured Fairy Tales,” “Dancing through the Decades,” “Melodrama Madness” and “Glee.”
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HFAC has numerous performance opportunities for teens in grades 7-12. The teen 3-week performance camps are Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and Once on this Island. The 1-week camps for teens are “Stage Combat,” “Acting for Stage and Film,” “Dialects,” “Triple Threat Boot Camp” and “Shakespeare Intensive.” A new addition to the HFAC summer program for teens is the audition show Steel Magnolias. This show rehearses Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning July 16th. Performances for Steel Magnolias will be the last week of Aug. Dance classes will also be offered this summer. There will be eight ballet 1, ballet 2, pointe, jazz 2 and tap 2 classes taught Tuesday evenings, June 11th-Aug 6th. The HFAC Royal Academy of Dance program is offering an Alice in Wonderland Ballet Camp that meets Monday and Wednesday evenings, July 22nd-August 24th. New this summer is a 2-week lighting and sound engineering camp for teens who want to learn how to provide technical support for musicals, comedies and dramas. The HFAC Summer 2013 line-up offers maximum scheduling flexibility at rates that are lower than anywhere in Houston. The average performing arts camp in Houston costs in excess of $11 per hour. HFAC camp tuition ranges from $5.23-$5.57 per hour before discounts. The 3-week camps are $575 or $5.23/hr and the 1-week camps are $195 or $5.57 per hour. HFAC offers multiple camp discounts and before-and-after care for working parents. Every 3-week performance camp culminates in 4 performances. Each parent will receive 2 free tickets to a performance of their choice. Additional tickets can be purchased at $10 per person for shows featuring grades 1-6 performers. Prices for the teen performances are either $12 or $15 depending on the venue. All 3-week camps include two complimentary tickets to the show, a camp t-shirt, costumes and other needed materials. Each one-week camp has a performance showcase for family and friends on the final day of camp. Parents receive two free tickets and additional tickets are only $5. For more information, please call the HFAC Actors Academy at 281-685-2623.
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Kids K-5, cost is $55 first child and $30 addl. children High energy camp run by trained counselors from Lutherhill in La Grange, Tx. Sign up and pay online at www.covenantlutheran.org and click the What’s Happening Page. Call 281-578-8799 for questions.
Harris Co. Precinct Three, Commissioner Steve Radack and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be hosting a Blood Drive at Bear Creek Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Drive. The Blood Drive will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013 from 9 AM to 3 PM and is open to the public. Call Neemesys Magee at 713-266-8193 to schedule an appointment.
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Texas Children’s Hospital - West Campus and Katy Aquatics are teaming together to host a water safety event with interactive displays, water activities and games for children. The event will be held on Saturday, May 4th, from 10 am - 12 pm at the Cinco Ranch High School Natatorium. W.A. Meyers, Fort Bend County Commissioner of Pct. 3, will say opening remarks about the importance of being safe around water and how drowning can be prevented.
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Enjoy the outdoors with your child (age 2 1/2 to 5) at Audubon nature programs (called the “Titmouse Club”) offered Tuesday and Wednesday 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: 2013 May 7th & 8th: Turtles May 14th & 15th: Pond Adventure 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.
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May 11th - Creek Walk and Fish Prints Saturdays in Nature is a hands-on science program offered for families to participate in together by the Audubon Docent Guild at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary on the second Saturday of each month (September - May). The May program will feature a walk along and in Rummel Creek so wear water shoes; guided walks will start at 10 and 11 AM. The craft is making fish prints. Start any time between 9 and 11:30 AM - no reservations are needed. Free; donations encouraged. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive and enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate. Proceed down the path to the log cabin. For more information, visit www.houstonaudubon.org
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY
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.
Harris County Precinct Three Commissioner Steve Radack will honor our servicemen and servicewomen with a Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM. The service will be held at the Harris County War Memorial in Bear Creek Pioneers Park, 3535 War Memorial Drive.
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.
The Harris County War Memorial displays the names of every resident of Harris County who lost his or her life defending our country in each of its six major conflicts: World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, Iraq and the current conflicts in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
With the current school year quickly coming to an end Ayusa’s local staff is busy looking for families for students for the 2013-2014 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.
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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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.
Staff Development Day - May 10th Memorial Day - May 26th and 27th
• Photography 101 Workshop: Lights, Camera, Action! Saturday, May 18th, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM, Meeting Room. Photography enthusiasts who want to get the most out of their digital camera and go beyond “point and shoot” photography will want to attend this in-depth workshop that will explore the finer points of digital photography, including technique and composition. Learn about different choices to consider when purchasing a digital camera, such as megapixels, sensor size, lens, battery, memory card and LCD options. Explore the basics of camera settings, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance and their effects on exposure. Get composition tips on how to make your photos more expressive and artistic. Finally, hear about lighting options, including available light, flash and other possibilities in poor lighting situations. • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘The White Pearl’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, May 16th beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311 or by visiting the library. Teach Yourself How to Type: Thursday, May 9th, 10:00 AM MS Word 2007 Survival Basics: Tuesday, May 14th, 10:00 AM MS Excel 2007 Survival Basics: Thursday, May 23rd, 10:00 AM Set Up Your Own Website for Free: Tuesday, May 28th, 10:00 AM
WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE
• Mother Goose Time: Tuesday, May 7th ONLY 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. Toddler Time will take place on these dates ONLY this month: May 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th. • Story Time: Tuesday, May 7th ONLY 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: Tuesday, May 7th ONLY at 7:00 pm - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime.
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• 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. Kinder Korner will not take place in May. The schedule will resume in September. • 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 After-School Break will not take place in May.
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• Book Discussion Clubs - The Library hosts book clubs that meet monthly. The Evening Book Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM. The Afternoon Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM. • Just Desserts Mystery Book Club – Meetings held the third Wednesday of the month at 2 PM. You are encouraged to bring your favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether our villains get their just desserts. • Volunteer at the Library - Volunteer opportunities abound at the library during the summer. Volunteers are needed to help shelve, count patrons and more. We will be holding our next volunteer orientation on Wednesday, May 1st at 10 AM. Students should be in high school and must be able to commit to two hours a week. If you would like to help in anyway, please contact Sarah Nelson at 281-492-8592. • Children’s Summer Reading Program Begins! - It’s that time of year again! Summer has arrived and with it the Summer Reading Program begins June 3rd. This year’s theme will be “Have Book - Will Travel.” There will be weekly storytimes, special programs and crafts for children of all ages.
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FoundationsAcademy.com In addition to the normal storytimes, special school-age programs include a magic show, a juggler, puppets and more. Children who read at least 10 books or hours will receive a certificate and a free book. So this summer, join us! • Teen Summer Reading Program Begins! - It’s that time of year again! Summer has arrived and with it the Summer Reading Program begins June 3rd. This year’s theme will be “Have Book - Will Travel.” Special teenage programs include crafts, game days and more. Young adults who complete the summer reading program will receive a water bottle. So this summer, join us! • Adult Summer Reading Program Begins! - It’s that time of year again! Summer has arrived and with it the Summer Reading Program begins June 3rd. This year’s theme will be “Have Book - Will Travel.” Special programs include movies and computer classes. Adults can enter to win prizes over the summer. So this summer, join us! Contact the library for a complete schedule of activities. • Free Internet Classes - The library provides free one day only classes in Internet Basics each month. You can learn how to navigate your way around the World Wide Web and use successful search techniques. You must know how to use a mouse and a keyboard. This month’s class will be on Saturday, May 25th at 10AM. Pre-registration is required. • Microsoft WORD Class - Are you interested in getting more out of your Microsoft Word program? On Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00-8:30 PM, the library will be hosting a basic class on Microsoft Word. Can’t make it then? Don’t worry, the class will repeat on Wednesday, May 29th at 2:00-3:30 PM. Basic keyboard and mouse skills are required. Seating is extremely limited for these classes. Registration begins May 1st. • E-Books - Did you know that HCPL has books that turn themselves in and don’t accrue fines? Visit the library on Tuesday, May 21st at 2 PM to learn all about the HCPL e-book collection. Try out the latest gadgets in reading and gaming technology. • MedlinePlus Class - Are you interested in learning more about medical information available on the internet? The library will be hosting a special class for seniors and mature adults about finding consumer medical information on the government’s medical website, MedlinePlus on May 14th at 1 PM. Basic mouse and keyboarding skills are required. • Asian Pacific Heritage Festival - All are invited to join us at the library as we celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month with a festival on May 11, 2011 at 1-4 PM. We will have food, karate, arts and crafts and more. Make your mother a lei or an origami flower for Mothers Day. Learn to write your name in Japanese. Come for an hour or two or stay all afternoon for our
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popular Vietnamese Lion Dance. Join us as we celebrate the cultures of the Asian Pacific Rim. Contact the library for a complete schedule of activities. • USED Book Sale - The Friends of the Maud Marks Library will hold their book sale on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. There is a large selection of hardback fiction and nonfiction, as well as children’s books and paperbacks. No items are over $1. Also, join us on Friday, May 17th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM for our Member-Only book sale preview. Not a member yet? No problem, just ask a librarian how you can join today!
• Storytime - Storytime for preschool-aged children is held each Wednesday at 11:15 AM. Stories, fingerplays and songs are featured. This is ideal for children ages 3 to 5, but all children and their caregivers are welcome. • PAT-A-CAKE CLUB INFANT STORYTIME - This program will meet each Thursday morning at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. This is an interactive program for children, ages 0 to 18 months and their caregivers. Each session will last about 20 minutes, featuring nursery rhymes, songs and finger plays. • TOTALLY TODDLER STORYTIME - Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, are invited to participate in our Totally Toddler Storytime, which will be held on Tuesdays, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM and Wednesdays, at 10:15 AM. Tickets are required for Toddler Storytime. Tickets are given to the first 30 toddlers the day of the event. • Afternoon Art- Glue, paper, scissors, markers, fun and more! Come to the library and let imaginations soar. On Wednesday, May 8th at 4:30 PM, the library will host Afternoon Art for ages 6-11. These art programs normally last about one hour. All necessary materials are provided.
KATY BRANCH LIBRARY
5414 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493, 281-391-3509 Hours of Operation: Monday & Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM, Wednesday 1 PM - 8 PM, Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM, Friday 1 PM - 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday CLOSED. Join online at www.hcpl.net or come by in person and we’ll help you sign up!
• Knitting & Crochet Club - Every Wednesday, 1:00 PM. The Knitting & Crochet Club is the place for you if you want to learn new techniques, teach someone else, or just hang out with other crafters. TCome & join the club! All ages are welcome!
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Now Katy has the same award winning BBQ and Burgers that you’ve heard about for 60 years. Otto’s has won countless Reader’s Choice awards for best BBQ, best Burgers, and more! • Filleted in House Steaks and Seafood • Famous Brisket and Links Otto’s • Famous Burgers • Gourmet Salads & More Caters!
• adult COMPUTER Classes - The Katy Library offers an array of computer classes - call to find out this month’s offerings. • Genealogy Lunchbox - Every Monday, 12:00 PM. Bring your lunch and join us for an informal genealogy get-together. We’ll have computers, Ancestry.com and other genealogists to help each other with our searches. • Spanish Computer Class - Every Friday, 4:30 PM. Basic computer classes taught in Spanish. Clase de la computadora.
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• Hispanic Book Group/Club Hispano de Libros - First Wednesday of each month, 6:00 PM. Every month, a group of Spanish speaking adults get together to discuss a chosen book. Les invitamos a que todos los meses se reuna con nosotros para conversar sobre un libro. Lláme para más información. • Superación Personal - Second Wednesday of each month, 6:00 PM. This program, conducted in Spanish, addresses different motivational themes. Call for more information. Vengan a discutir diferentes temas de motivación. Lláme para más información. • Book & Bite Club - Last Thursday of each month, 12:30 PM. Join us at lunchtime as we enjoy great conversation and food! Call for the month’s book selection.
Mondays, 10:15 AM - Baby Bounce Tuesdays, 10:30 AM - Toddler Time Thursdays, 10:30 AM - Preschool Storytime
PECKHAM PARK ACTIVITIES
These classes are free with priority to Harris Co. residents. 5597 Gardenia, 281-391-4482 - web www.pct3.hctx.net PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO HARRIS COUNTY RESIDENTS AMERICAN RED CROSS CLASSES - Community Lay Responder: Cost is $27 (Check or money order only & No Refunds). Includes Adult CPR with AED, Infant/Child CPR and Standard First Aid. Friday, May 3, 2013 at 12:30 PM-4:30 PM. Registration will begin Monday, April 1, 2013 for Harris County Resident & those who reside with the Katy City Limits, Tuesday April 2, 2013 for those who reside outside Harris County or the City Limits of Katy.
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CARDIO CLASSES - This classes combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Mondays: Cardio Muscle Ball - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Tuesdays: Zumba - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (must call Tuesday starting at 7 AM for reservations) Fridays: Cardio Muscle Interval - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Saturdays: Zumba – 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM (must call Friday starting at 7 AM for reservations) CARDIO-MUSCLE CONDITIONING - This class combines aerobics and muscle conditioning. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. YOGA – Yoga postures exercise every part of the body, stretching and toning the muscles and joints, the spine and the skeletal system. It also reduces physical and mental tension, leaving you feeling calm and refreshed. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM. MEDITATION - An ancient Chinese art of mind-body relaxation and healing. Its benefits include increased energy, enhanced concentration, stress reduction. Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM. KARATE - The American Society of Karate has classes for ages 6 years and up. For more information call Ian Ekblad-Frank at 832-722-8819 or firstname.lastname@example.org (email). Must register for each session. Tuesdays, 6:00 PM-7:00 PM -Junior class 6-12 years and Tuesdays, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM- Senior class 13 & up FITNESS MACHINES – This is a time when you can work out on your own on the fitness equipment. You must be 16 year and up & bring a full size towel and wear tennis shoes. Various times available daily. The machines are closed during class times.
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WATER AEROBICS - This one hour class is low-impact, which is easy on the joints. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:05 AM - 10:05 AM & 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:05 - 10:05 AM & 6:00 - 7:00 PM. ARTHRITIS AQUATICS - This class consists of range of motion, muscle strengthening and endurance-building activities. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:15 PM 1:15 PM. MUST HAVE A RELEASE FORM SIGNED BY A PHYSICIAN. DEEP WATER AEROBICS - This hour class is a high cardio vascular workout. A flotation device is advised. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. Recreational Swim (call to reserve a spot) - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm. Thursday, 4:15 pm - 5:45 PM - Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 pm-3:00 pm. Lap Swim/Water Walk - Various times daily. American Red Cross Swim Lessons – Ages 6 months – Adults. Call or come in to get schedule for lessons. Cost is $50.
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american sewing guild in katy
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
Katy Area Artists
Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at a member’s home. For more information, please visit our website www.houstonpondsociety.org.
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.
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.
FAIRBEE SQUARE AND line DANCE CLUB
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 email@example.com.
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.
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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.
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)
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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!!!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.TexasTriumphRegister.org.
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.
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!
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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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.houstonareawoodcarvers.com.
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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Support Groups KATY CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
Help to Survivors of Sexual Assault
The 24-hour Crisis Hotline number is 281-693- RAPE (7273). NON-EMERGENCY # 281-391-5262. The 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 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.
THE JIMMY FRANKLIN TEAM Jimmy has over 30 years experience in Residential Real Estate. He’s been the top Realtor in Cinco Ranch for 20 years and the top Team in Firethorne & Cross Creek Ranch since 2009. His Team just had it 6th straight year at over $100 million in production. While other agents talk about the “soft market” list with someone who’s making it happen! GENERAL
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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.
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 281345-9707. 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.
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 281-8440161. 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.
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 713-849-5637.
Family to Family Network
Support for Families who have a Child with Disabilities
Meets at a number of locations. Complete listing on www.namimetrohouston. org or call 713-970-4419.
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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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.
Free Mental Disorders Family Support Group
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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!!!!!
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Greater Houston (DBSA)
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
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 281-3955392 or email email@example.com or visit the website at tourettetexas.org.
“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 281-463-3490.
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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.
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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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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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: email@example.com. 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.
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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:
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.
• 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. • 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.
• 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
Please call the Grace Fellowship Care Ministry at 281-646-1903 for further details or see our website, www.whatisgrace.org/care.html.
St. Peter’s United Methodist Church is located at 20775 Kingsland Blvd. in Katy.
Eating Disorder Support Group
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.
Eating Disorder Support Group meets in the Katy, Mason Rd area. If interested contact Brooke at email@example.com.
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West Houston Medical Center offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups. To inquire, please call 281-588-8657. West Houston Medical Center also offers free monthly Weight Loss Surgery Informational/Educational Classes. To inquire or register, please call 281-588-8657.
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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.
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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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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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
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Katy FAS Family Support
If you know what the acronyms FAS, ARND or FAE stand for then this is the place for you! A new support group is starting for families with children who are on the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum. This group will meet once a month at a designated location to share our stories, talk about our challenges and discuss strategies. Adoptive parents and birth parents are welcome. If you are interested in being a part of this, please send an email to email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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HAND (Houston’s Aid in Neonatal Death) Meeting
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call 281-705-4395, Vickie Tway - Facilitator, for other information and meeting schedule.
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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.
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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Katy Area Republicans
Katy Area Democrats meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Briarchester club house at 7 PM. Great speakers each month as well as opportunities for community involvement. For information, contact Pat Darwish 281-647-0986 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.katydemocrats.net.
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The 912ers of Katy is a growing group of Patriots supporting the 9/12 Principles advocated by Glenn Beck. We support smaller government at all levels, fiscal responsibility and term limits for all elected officials. Join us for lively discussions and other activities. For more information, please visit our Meetup Group website at http://912katy.org or email Milton Richards at email@example.com.
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Katy Mommy Patriots
Katy Mommy Patriots is a group of moms meeting together to join the fight to protect our children’s future by getting involved in community and political events. Come join us as we study the issues, work to elect candidates that will protect our rights and join with other groups across America to ensure that our voices are heard. We meet twice a month. For more information, call Kelly Horsley 281-858-8830 or Martha Mathis 832-321-4854.
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Please check our Facebook page or our website www.katyrepublicans.com for information on meeting times and places. For further information, contact Kate Diehl at 832-643-0378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Things are busier than ever at the Harris County Democratic Party and the Coordinated Campaign is looking for volunteers and interns here in Katy! Contact email@example.com or 281-578-2435 for more information!
Katy Sunrise Rotary
Katy Sunrise Rotary Club is a member club of Rotary International, a 100-year-old worldwide service organization. Katy Sunrise Rotary meets every Tuesday morning, at 7:00 AM, for breakfast at The Club at Falcon Point, guests and visitors are welcomed. For more information please visit www.katysunriserotary.com.
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Formed in 1946, the Rotary Club of Katy has a diverse membership of 30 business and professional men and women. The club meets each Thursday, from noon to 1:00 PM, at Hasta La Pasta, 1450 Grand Parkway, Suite E, Katy, TX 77494. For more information, call 281-392-0045 or visit www.katyrotary.com.
West Houston Rotary Club
West Houston Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at 12:15 PM for Lunch and Fellowship at the Omni Hotel West Houston, Katy Freeway at Eldridge. Guests and visitors are welcome. Rotary clubs provides many opportunities for giving back to our community (local and global); come join us for fun, friendships and community service. Contact 281-627-0662 for more info.
Do you need to improve your communication skills for presentations, interviews, networking or everyday conversations with co-workers, customers or volunteers? We are a supportive group of members who help each other become better speakers and leaders. We meet the first three Thursdays at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, 25525 Katy Mills Parkway, Katy, TX 77494. (We are located behind Katy Mills Mall near Pin Oak Road.) from 7:30 PM-9:00 PM. For more information, visit our website at http://katy. toastmastersclubs.org
Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club
Need speaking skills? Improve your communication skills; lose your fears of public speaking; and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you’ve chosen in life. You are invited to visit the Park 10 Talkers Toastmasters Club every Thursday each month, at 11:45 AM, at NACE, 1440 South Creek Dr, Houston, 77084; telephone 281-228-6287. For more information on Toastmasters, go to www.toastmasters.org.
CBMC (CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN COMMITTEE)
West Houston’s (CBMC) Christian Businessmen Committee small group ministry teams meet at the following days and times each week. Houston Metro Office 713-688-4343 www.houston.cbmc.com or www.cbmc.com/index.htm. • Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, 8556 Katy Freeway #128, I-10 at Bingle. Leader: Joe Calvert, 713-461-5960. • Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM, 10810 Old Katy Road, Suite 100, U Tex Bldg., call 713-827-0777 for more info. • Friday, 7:00 - 8:15 AM, 4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 231. Leaders: John Montgomery, 281-477-4367; Paul McDonald, 713-871-8766.
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Do you live in west Houston and work in downtown Houston? If you would like to improve your communication and leadership skills, please contact Ed Young at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We meet every Tuesday, at 7 AM and we’ve been serving the downtown area for 30 years!
Phoenix Risers Toastmasters
The Phoenix Risers Toastmasters meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month at the University of Phoenix building between Kirkwood and Wilcrest on Katy Freeway. Please contact us for further info at Phoenix Risers@Phoenix.edu.
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American Business Women Association’s Katy Charter Chapter meets the second Tuesday of each month, at Hasta la Pasta, located on the Grand Parkway. Networking begins at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and meeting at 6:30. Please email RSVPs and inquiries to email@example.com.
WEST HOUSTON ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS
The West Houston Chapter of International Assoc. of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) usually meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Embassy Suites Huston - Energy Corridor at 11730 Katy Freeway (N. side of I10 - Kirkwood Exit). Networking begins at 5:30 PM, dinner is served at 6:00 PM. Reservations are required. For additional info, please contact Caroline Champness CAP-OM at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.iaapwesthouston.org to visit our website.
ABWA West Houston Network
ABWA West Houston Network - Meets the second Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM, at the Marriott Energy Corridor - I-10 Katy Freeway between Park Ten and Hwy 6. Visit our website at www.whenabwa. org for more info or to RSVP.
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Business Network International - BNI is the largest networking organiztion of its kind. Business Network International, (BNI)/Katy Group meets every Thursday, at 7:00 AM, at The Club @ Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Drive, Katy, Texas 77494. Come visit us and introduce your business to our group. Chapter contacts: President, Gary Nething, 832-247-2421 or Vice President, Angelo Molinas, 832-289-8488. For more information on Katy BNI, go to www.katybni.com.
Business Network International
Business Network International, (BNI)/Cinco Ranch Group meets every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 AM, for breakfast and business networking, at Willowfork Country Club at 21055 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX 77450. Please RSVP to Len Tierney at 713-824-6960 or go to www.bnihouston.com and search for Cinco Ranch Chapter in Katy, Texas.
Parkway Business Partners chapter of BNI
The Parkway Business Partners chapter of BNI meets every Wednesday at Willow Fork Country Club in Katy. Meetings are held from 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, please call Chris at 832-252-9413.
BIZPACK - “Connecting People in Business and Life”
Business-To-Business Networking And Breakfast $5: Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:30-9:00 AM at Carriage Inn 1400 KatyFlewellen Road, Katy, 77494. For info., call Jane Moughon at 832-4554579 or email email@example.com. Website: www.meetup.com/ BizPackNetworksHouston/events/30096641.
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InHouston-Katy Premier Professional Business Networking Mixer InHouston/ Katy Group invites area business professionals to come join different business professionals for the InHouston/Katy – Premier Professional Networking Mixer. No cover charge. They meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 4:00-8:00 PM at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. For information, call Gail Stolzenburg 281-493-1955, firstname.lastname@example.org or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622, newell@ newellcheatheam.com or http://inhouston.ning.com/events InHouston-Katy.
West Katy Netweavers
West Katy Netweavers is here to help professionals their business. We are meeting at Essence Cafe at Cross Creek Ranch Welcome Center in Fulshear every first and third Wednesday of the month. Breakfast meetings start at 7:30 AM and end at 8:30 AM sharp. We have much to cover in our hour together and the meeting format is structured, but attendees are welcome to arrive early and stay late for informal networking. The cost of attendance is $1. Members may bring a number of your business cards to exchange with others and leave one with us. For questions, contact me at tajanamesic@ greengrovegroup.com or visit www.meetup.com/West-Katy-Netweavers/
Welcome Wagon Club of Katy
Welcome Wagon Club Katy will have their monthly coffee on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The coffee is an informal gathering held in a members home. For directions and date to the coffee, please call Mardeena, 832-655-2465 or Eunice, 281-676-4176 or email email@example.com The Welcome Wagon Club members and guests will have a presentation on Brain Growth and Memory. Louise Stiedle Hays will be our speaker. The luncheon will be Tuesday, May 14, 2013at 11:30 AM. Cost is $20; location of the luncheon will be at The Club at Falcon Point, 24503 Falcon Point Dr., Katy, TX. All Katy area women whether new or long time residents are welcome to attend. Reservations are required and must be made by May 9, 2013. Mail a check made out to “Welcome Wagon Club Katy” for $20 to Joan Magee, 27510 Rosewood Valley Dr., Katy, Texas 77494, 832-437-1455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Welcome Wagon Club of Katy is a community minded, social active organization, with membership being open to all woman in the Katy area. Monthly activities include: Bunco, Mahjongg, Book Club, Craft Group, Gardening group, Local Trips, Dinning Out, as well as Lunch and a Movie.
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You are cordially invited to join one of Houston’s friendliest women’s clubs! We have monthly luncheons and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities. Meetings are held at Lakeside Country Club, 100 Wilcrest Drive, Houston, TX 77042. This month’s luncheon will be on May 15, 2013. A presentation by guest speaker, Sylvia B. Thompson, “First Families of Houston,” the Installation of Officers and sign up for social activities is planned. Cost is $29 per person. Contact NNGH.org for reservations. For more info contact: Renee M Middleton- Publicity Chairman phone/fax: 713-977-9222; P. O. Box 19882, Houston, TX 77224-9882, email: NNGHMembership@yahoo.com Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Houston (NNGH.org) was established in 1957 to provide friendly fellowship and fun activities for Houston women. From September through May, there are monthly luncheons (normally third Wed of each month) and numerous monthly activities for all ages and abilities (e,g., bridge, mah jong, bunco, bowling, beading, book club, play reading, sewing and crafts, movie and lunch bunch, creative cooking, wine tastings - just to name a few). NNGH is truly one of Houston’s friendliest women’s clubs and certainly the most active. In addition, we have events and activities throughout the year to benefit selected non-profit organizations. This year we are working with Boys and Girls Country and Houston SPCA.
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Fitness Journey Network is a NEW group of Katy health and wellness professionals meeting the first Thursday of each month, at various locations in the Katy area. Membership is free. If you would like more information or would like to be a part of our group, please contact Karen Narum at 281-871-8920 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katy Bar Association
Katy Bar Association, which is an Association of Attorneys who live or work in the Katy Area, holds its monthly meeting at 12:00 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Willow Fork Country Club. Anyone interested in attending should contact Nick Nicholas at email@example.com or 713-752-4443.
KATY NEIGHBORS’ COFFEES
Katy Neighbor’s Coffees are open to all women who live in the Katy Area. It is to promote friendship in the neighborhood among old and new residents. Coffees are held once a month on the last Tuesday, at 10 AM, at members’ homes. There are no officers of this club and membership is free to all. For more information please contact 281-578-2078 or 281-395-1730.
GREATER KATY EXCHANGE CLUB
Greater Katy Exchange Club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM, at Vida Loca Mexican Bar and Grill, 21810 Kingsland Blvd Katy, Texas. $15 includes dinner and speaker (advance registration day before meeting). You can call or pay and RSVP at www.KatyExchangeClub. com. The Greater Katy Exchange Club is non-profit service organization of a group of men and women working together to make our community better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and the Prevention of Child Abuse. Give back to your community by joining the Katy Exchange Club. Guest’s welcome. Advance reservations required by 12:00 PM day of meeting to Shivani ShahPalaniappan 281-827-5795 or Newell Cheatheam 713-385-3622 or pay and reserve online at www.KatyExchangeClub.com.
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Katy Singles (over 35+) Meetup Group
The Katy Singles (over 35+) Meetup Group is a social club with free membership. Events are held in the Katy area. To learn more visit http:// singles.meetup.com/1676.
TEXAS COASTAL CATTLEWOMEN
Texas Coastal Cattlewomen (TCCW), a chapter of Texas CattleWomen, meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at various locations throughout the Houston area. TCCW is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization whose purpose it is to promote beef by educating the public to its nutritional value and to the use of its many by-products in our daily lives. You do not need to be in the cattle business, but only need to want to promote beef. In addition, we award scholarships to applicants in the following counties: Harris, Fort Bend, Austin, Brazoria, Montgomery, Liberty, Waller and Wharton. If you are interested in becoming a member or desire more information, you may contact Sue Dinges at 281-238-8382 or cell 281-381-1987.
Life is too short so get out and enjoy it. Mix, mingle, socialize and network with singles ages 35+ or those that prefer to hang out with the over forty crowd. We have a variety of events each month such as; dinner & dancing, movies, girls night out, themed parties, picnics, weekend get-a-ways, recreational activities, daytrips and more. For more details, visit www.meetup.com/Katy-Rocks.
BP Partners will host an informal coffee in a member’s home at 10:00 AM. For date and location of the event, please email Phyllis Crouch, phylliscrouch@ comcast.net or call Jeaneen Stastny at 713-398-4180. BP Partners is a local organization that fosters friendship and support for the spouses and partners of BP employees and retirees. Monthly activities include Luncheon or Coffee, Book Club, Bowling, Bunco, Bird Watching, Craft Group and Lunch Bunch and evening events. For membership information, contact Phyllis Crouch at phylliscrouch@ comcast.net or go to www.bppartnershouston.com to check out our website.
Katy Area Retired Educators
This dynamic organization meets at 11:30 AM, on the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, at the Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy. All retired school employees in the Katy, West Houston area are invited to become members of KARE. It does not matter from which school district you retired. KARE’s theme this year is “KARE Keeps on Learning.” Join us as we learn about a variety of topics via interesting and informative meetings, fun side trips and camaraderie with other retirees. Lunch is provided at a small cost. For information contact Luanne Zacek at 281-391-8464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you are 50 and over, you are invited to join us at Willow Fork Country Club on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM for dinner and socializing. We also have activities throughout each month, including day trips by bus. Couples and singles are invited. For reservations and information, please contact Kirk Hanson 281-346-0459 or Frank Watson at 281-492-6202.
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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 281-829-6833, 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.
MOTHERS’ SHARE GROUP
Mothers’ Share Group serves as a valuable outreach for stay-at home parents. We offer a supportive network of moms, interesting and informative speakers relevant to parenting and family life, creative crafts, service projects, and the opportunity to make wonderful friends with others in the Katy area. We meet Thursdays, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM following the KISD schedule, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX 77450 in Room E221 (upstairs). Everyone in the community is welcome. Please join us for fun, food and friendship! For more information or to confirm childcare, please contact St. Peter’s UMC at 281-492-8031 or www.stpkaty.org.
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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
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!
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 email@example.com
Real Moms of Katy playgroup
This group is down to earth and drama free. Our motto is to build lasting friendships for the mommies as well as the children. We value every member feedbacks and participation. We like for the members to take ownership of the group and feel a sense of belonging. This is primarily a preschool age group though we understand that you may have other small children so all are welcome. We are mostly stay at home moms but if you work from home or can get together in the day time than you’re welcome. We also have ladies night out! We embrace diversity and believe we all can learn from each other. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Real-Moms-of-Katy.
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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
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and dates or Faye in nursery office at 713-465-3408 x 1007.
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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Do you ever feel like you’re the only mom who stays home? While being an athome 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: 832493-1507 or email email@example.com.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Working Moms of Katy
This is a group to support working moms in the Katy area who would like to find support and camaraderie in other working moms and also a social network. Play dates will be held on Saturdays and an occasional mom’s night on a weeknight. I’m hoping that there are other moms out there just like myself who would like to have like-minded moms to hang out with on the weekend and fun things to plan with the kids during non-work hours. If you’re interested, please join my group and take a minute and tell me a little about yourself so we can get to know one another and start building a group together. Charlene Taylor: email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.kapom.org.
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Did you know there is a support group for the Gifted and Talented Program in KISD? The Katy Parents of Gifted and Talented is an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting quality educational services for the gifted students in 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.
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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
Are You a single Parent? Need an activity to share with the kids? Do you need a new group of single friends? Do you need support of friends that are in the same boat as you? Members and their children frequently enjoy camping, picnics, the Zoo, theater, dances, swimming, museums, house parties, movies and many other activities together. For more information 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 281-398-7353.
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MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL parenting classes
Memorial Herman Katy Hospital offers parenting classes in the following areas: Preparation for Childbirth Sibling class Breast Feeding Preparation Call 713-222-CARE
PARENTING CLASSES AT West Houston Medical Center
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. • 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 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.
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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 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.
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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! For more information: email@example.com or find us on Facebook: Katy’s Own School Lunch Revolution.
Alumni, Heritage and Military Groups 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Katy Coogs Alumni Network
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, email@example.com.
WEST HOUSTON ITALIAN CLUB
The Katy/West Houston Aggie Moms meet monthly on the first Thursday of each month (except January, July and August). Social time begins at 6:45 PM, with the meeting starting at 7:00 PM. Our regular meetings are held at Living Word Lutheran Church at 3700 South Mason Road, Katy - on the southwest corner of Mason Road and Westheimer Parkway. Moms and supporters of current and former students are invited to our meetings, as well as moms of newly admitted students.
The West Houston Italian Club is a social, charitable and Italian Cultural organization that was formed in June 1990. We are located on the west side (off Hwy. 6). The club is also a member of the Italian Federation. Our monthly meetings are held the third Friday of every month, 7:00 PM, Cy-Fair VFD Admin building, 9630 Telge Road. Everyone invited whether Italian heritage or not. For more information, call Hank Berti, 281-858-1944.
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National Council of Jewish Women
The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century - championing the needs of women, children and families. The Career Branch of NCJW has their monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM. For information, call Leda 713-572-9924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAYOU BELLES SERVICE ORGANIZATION
Professional women from Acadiana, meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7 PM, offering our members fun family activities, volunteer opportunities, annual charity gala, philanthropic youth program and so much more. Contact: Angeline Labbe’-Auzenne at www.BayouBelles.org. We welcome everyone regardless of age, race or religion!!
Become a part of America’s fastest growing hobby. The First Texas Infantry Regiment, a part of the Nineteenth Century Living History Association Inc., a non-profit corporation, is looking for recruits. Though the primary impression is of the First Texas, a Confederate unit, the association is a non-political organization and often attends events as Federal troops. The mission of reenacting is to educate about the history of that time, and the lifestyle of the Civil War soldier. Come join us for monthly adventure, camaraderie, travel, fresh air and loads of fun. Enlist with Company C, “The Palmer Guards,” of the First Texas, visit www.texas-brigade.org. Select 1st Texas and then Co. C.”
The Sam Houston Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas was chartered in Katy, Texas in 1987. The Sons of the Republic of Texas is a fraternal organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved the independence of Texas. Members are descendants of people who lived in the Republic of Texas from independence in 1836 until statehood in 1846. The Sam Houston Chapter meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month (except April). Lunch meetings are held at The Briar Club located at 2603 Timmons Lane beginning at 12 Noon. Visit us on the Web at http://samhoustonchapter. tripod.com or call John C. Thrash 713-647-0570 or 713-352-0993. There is nO greaTer gifT Than a memOrY.
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If you are British or married to a Brit, would you like to join the Bear Creek Brit’s? We meet regularly for coffee mornings, dinners, movies and children’s activities. If interested, please phone Cath at 281-395-6701.
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IRISH AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
The Irish American Heritage Association is open to all individuals who are Irish or are interested in Irish culture. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month, at the Harris County MUD #81 Building in the Cimarron Subdivision. If you are interested in attending our meetings or would like to know more about our group, please call Dennis Donlan at 281-732-7164.
James Bates Society of the Children of the American Revolution
Membership in C.A.R. provides a wonderful opportunity for children to participate in historical, educational and patriotic activities. All children who can prove lineage to a Patriot of the American Revolution are welcome. C.A.R. is a very special way of learning about family heritage and history. The James Bate Society meets once a month from September to May on Sunday afternoons usually from 2:00 to 4:00 at different locations. Please contact the Senior Society President, Kathy Pritchett at email@example.com or by phone at 713-876-6057. For more information, go to www.nscar.org.
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Bear Creek Genealogical Society & Library Inc.
Bear Creek Genealogical Society & Library Inc., a non profit 509 (a) 2, WELCOMES ALL genealogical researchers, novice to expert, to join us. WE are the ONLY genealogical group in west Houston. Member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and Indexing project. Typically meets the 2nd Thursday of each month (September-May), from 1:00-3:00 PM. Bear Creek Park Community Center 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston TX 77084. Check our website, www.rootsweb.com\~txgcgs, for BCGSL Calendar of Events and other genealogical information and events: More Info: Gary at 281-398-0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom at email@example.com or 832-754-2875.
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AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS
The veterans group will now meet at 7:30 PM, at the Elks Lodge on Katy Fort Bend Rd., on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All past and current members of our armed forces are invited to attend the meeting and become involved in our community service activities.
Local Veteran Groups Meet
If you are an honorably discharged War Time Veteran or currently serving on active duty and want to associate yourself with fellow Veterans, please consider joining one of the following groups. (Each organization has its own requirements for membership.)
American Legion: The Jonathan D. Rozier Post 164 of Katy Texas meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 7 PM at the Katy Elks Lodge #2628, at 1050 Katy-Ft. Bend Road, Katy TX. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 PM. The American Legion is the largest war time Veteranâ€™s organization in the nation and invites all eligible Veterans to join. Proud sponsor of the American Legion Boyâ€™s State Program. Will Miller, Post Commander. Visit us at www.LegionPost164KatyTX.org for more information.
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VFW: The Floyd E. Breedlove Post 9182 of Katy Texas meets the first Monday of each month at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. in â€œOld Town Katy.â€? Meetings begin with a covered dish dinner at 6:30 PM, followed by the business meetings of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary at 7:30 PM. David Brasell, Commander. Ladies Auxiliary President, Karon Cramer.
Military Order of the Purple Heart: Tri-County Chapter 723 of the MOPH meets the third Thursday of each month at the Katy Fire Station on Ave. D in Old Town Katy. Ed Oâ€™Neal, Commander. Additional information is available through the Veterans Memorial Museum at: 281-391-VETS (8387).
Marine Corps League, Tijerina Detachment
Marine Corps League: Tijerina Detachment meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Katy Elks Lodge #2628. For additional information, call 281-799-9382 or 936-931-5945. Or visit us online at www.usmcmarine1.org.
Civil Air Patrol â€“ Thunderbird Squadron
The Civil Air Patrol Cadet program membership is open to boys and girls from age 12 as well as adults. Programs offered to cadets are aerospace education, physical fitness, character building and limited emergency services. Seniors receive training in leadership, safety and emergency services â€“ air and ground. As an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, this training enables the performance of search and rescue missions and disaster relief in times of crisis. Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 6:45 PM Location is 18000 Groeschke Road off Barker Cypress at the West Houston Airport in the hangar with the beacon on the east side of the runway. For further information, call 2d Lt Audrey Morrow at 713-515-4136.
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Volunteer Opportunities GYROTONIC®, Pilates, Yoga, Reiki, Massage and Craniosacral Therapy
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Volunteers needed at MEMORIAL HERMANN KATY HOSPITAL
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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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.twrc-houston.org.
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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281578-0078, Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston is a non-profit faith based organization.
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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 email@example.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.
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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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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.
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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.
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. 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.
SPANISH MEADOWS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
In just 1 hour you could touch the hearts of at least 4 seniors. Do you have a little free time? Do you enjoy the company of seniors? We would love to have you volunteer your time and services to our wonderful residents. Spanish Meadows Nursing and Rehab opened its doors in the fall of 2005 bringing quality care in a luxury environment to Katy and surrounding communities. We are located at 1480 Katy Flewellen Road, Katy, TX 77494. To get further information on volunteering, please contact Robbin at 281-394-0088 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our website at www. spanish-meadows.com.
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52 inch solid teak octagon patio table w/ 4 chairs, $475; antique Persian samovar, $650; vintage copper samovar, $195; 3 Charles Beckendorf prints, 2 Antique Fruit Prints 1898 & 1897, $600; various artwork, antique silver wine cooler, $900; Oriental print, $60; Piper & a Pair of Nutcrackers print, $275. 832-723-3384. Pics available. 2 HON black filing cabinets, 52”x13”x26”, like new, $50 each; 2 wood cabinets, 55”x23”x22” with glass doors, $50 each; Toshiba grey TV, 52”x81”, $300 OBO. Pictures available, 713-298-9537. Tejas Smoker #1628: Great condition - garage kept, wood storage rack, stainless steel shelf, $350. 713-823-2983 after 5 PM. Whirlpool Black gas range, new, $300; Kenmore upright freezer $200 OBO. Call after 4 PM, 832-859-9532. Dining table (Mahogany), seats 6, expandable; China cabinet w/ glass display case (Mahogany), $700 ea OBO. Sectional sofa, like new, $500 OBO. ProForm treadmill, $350 OBO. Queen bed and 6-drawer dresser (dark wood), $250. Solid wood coffee tables (3), $100 each; futon (red), good condition, $100. 281-345-0848 or email@example.com for pictures. Solid oak storage cabinet/entertainment center, medium oak stain, excellent condition, $295. 281-463-8655. Display cabinet, solid wood, dark stain, upper glass doors, no scratches, $145. 281-463-8655. Large office desk, solid wood, 2 drawers, $85. 281-463-8655. Broyhill Tribecca bedroom suite, dark stain, king size storage headboard, light bar, mirror, left & right storage units, dresser, entertainment armoire and chest. Call for photos 281-394-2525. Bakers rack - excellent condition, $75 OBO. Call after 6:00, 281-414-0066.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for pics. 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. email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org for pictures.
2000 Ford Taurus, 39K miles, original owner, exceptional condition, $5,800. 281-392-6079. 1987 black Chevy short bed pickup truck, 350V8, 4 spd, 4x4, new rubber bedliner, dual exhaust, $6,500. 832-330-7272. 1985, 18 ½ foot Sea Ray. 165 Mercruiser, $3,000. Comes with accessories. 832-655-4746.
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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 email@example.com or 281-395-3496, Ref: CGALLKT. Part time before & after school care needed. Local high school or college student that can get my daughters (age 5 and 8) off of the school bus on Thursday and Friday afternoons (approx. 4 PM) and stay with them until approximately 6:00 - 6:30 PM. Help getting snack and starting homework. I’m in Nottingham Country in Katy and the girls attend Pattison Elementary. Pay negotiable. Amy, 281-676-4430.
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5131 Juniper Walk 22823 Roberts Run 27410 Middlesprings 9715 Chicory Chase 26706 Longleaf Valley 9826 Parsonsfield 26010 Pepper Bend 10402 Radcliff Lake 26902 Kingston Glen 4215 Kimberly Crossing 5511 Spring Blossom 4426 Desert Cliff 26227 Bright Dawn 8707 Bluehaw Meadow 27426 Villa Mountain 3527 Shoreview 2710 Crestbrook 6103 Harmony Park 22734 Johndale 27415 Royal Canyon 3731 Sedalia Brook 13910 Barnhart 602 E. 8th St 22426 Water Edge 32619 Whitehaven
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5211 Tyler Park 4710 Derbywood Glen 10502 Lindabury Hollow 4814 Hollowvine 6122 Summerfield Glade 3211 Eagles Knoll 3411 Alden Manor 3103 Diamond Hollow 9718 Summit Bend 4811 Sundance Hollow 10510 Red Cedar Hollow 6438 Winding Cove 6438 Clear Bend 11318 Overland Trail 2914 S. Blue Meadow 515 Everhart Manor 5722 Spring River 27815 Pinpoint Crossing 6518 Misty Retreat 2911 Town Gate 3422 Antelope Creek 5811 Grand Creek 13710 Pertshire 3910 Rivermoss 4103 Sage Brush
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3514 S. Lake Village 25402 Estes Lake 6003 Lakebluff 26822 Longleaf Valley 28011 Michener Falls 9423 Hawks Harbor 25303 Hall Meadow 6111 Summerfield Glade 25807 Pepper Bend 10402 Lindabury Hollow 22311 Davids Crest 22419 Wildwood Grove 27642 Maverick Run 2719 Texas Laurel 1407 Queens Bay 11422 Overland Trail 28910 Hollycrest 17210 Windy Pines 20802 Katie Marie 6006 Silver Thistle 5603 Timber Bay 3914 Bianca Springs 6415 South Saddle Creek 9810 Springfield Ridge 26714 Bellwood Pines
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Q: “What’s Most Important When Choosing an Agent to Sell Your Home?” A: “A Proven Track Record with Years of Experience.”
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Become a Dental Assistant in just 10 weeks! 10 Week Course Saturday Classes Only Summer Classes Begin 7/13/13 Tuition $2850 • Payment Plans Training Since 1995 Open House - May 31st 4 pm - 7 pm
New homeowner welcoming service seeking personable individual to serve as local representative visiting new residents in Katy. Must be outgoing, computer literate, motivated and organized. Flexible hours, must be available to work Saturdays, approx. 30 hrs./week. Email resume to info@ lonestargreetingservice.com. Teacher needed for a Christian Preschool. Our hours are Monday - Thursday from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM and Friday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Position will start in August 2013. Please call Lynn at 281-463-1912. The Salon and Spa at Pine Forest is currently seeking a dedicated, personable and professional hairstylist to join our team. Call for further information, 281858-7727 or email your resume to email@example.com. Now hiring security officers, part time/full time. No experience necessary. Retirees welcome. All shifts available. Accepting applications Monday Thursday, 8 AM - 11 AM. Located at 1035 Dairy Ashford, Suite 225, Houston, Texas 77079. Phone: 281-759-1010. Housekeeper for home in Copperfield area. Every other week. Must speak English and provide references. Thorough work is critical. Please call or text 281-682-0468. Plumbers or Apprentices for repair and a Receptionist needed. Bilingual preferred. Please call 281-256-2239.
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Sales persons wanted to sell Replacement Windows and Window coverings. Ownership opportunity available. Call Replacement Windows of Katy at 281-392-5353. Manta Ray Enterprises, Inc. (MRE, Inc.) is always in search of highly motivated Real Estate Agents who’s core values that are aligned with that of the Broker’s. You are not expected to have the exact know-how when you start. But open minded and willing to learn from a TREC-MCE Instructor with over 28 years experience on leasing and working with property management with single family homes & condos. MRE, Inc. will guide you on the proper forms to use. Broker will provide a one-on-one support to any Real Estate Agent willing and wanting to learn more. MRE, Inc. will assist you to better serve your clients/ customers/investors with sales, leases and property management. MRE, Inc. has been recognized and involved with Katy ISD, Community Education for more than 23 years at Taylor High School in Katy. MRE, Inc. offers incentive packages along with additional Real Estate knowledge. For more information and to get started on your new career today; please contact the Broker, “Tisha” Matticks, at email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 resume’s to: email@example.com, attention Colleen.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Housekeepers needed. Great hours for mom’s with school age children. 281-861-0394. Position available for an experienced hair stylist with a great attitude and good clientele. Benefits available. Call Images Hair Studio at 281-256-2286. Dental Assistant needed, at least 2 years of experience, must be state licensed. 281-550-0900. Residential Electrician(s): Journeyman or helper/apprentice. Have experience, references & contact info. ready, beginners last employment info. Send resume to email@example.com.
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FOUND: Lost dog came to cul-de-sac of Briarsedge Court. Well kept, friendly. Approximately 80 lbs, caramel and cream with grey eyes. Possibly mix of Husky - Collie. This dog is lost and can’t find its way home. Has been given dog food and water. Unhappy in our back yard, sleeping on our front porch. Sure that he is missed. 281-829-0291.
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Timeshare: rent a lovely condo for a full week in Hawaii. Sleeps 4, fully stocked kitchen. What else needs to be said... It’s Hawaii! $795. For information contact Cheryl at 281-855-7427. Las Vegas Timeshare - On the Strip near the airport, sleeps 4, full kitchen, dining & living; jacuzzi in room, 2 TV’s/2 Phones, 2 pools outside building, fitness room, washer/dryer/safe in room, 4 days $355 - 7 days $500. No added fees. Cheryl 281-543-2409. Vacation home for rent: Hill country vacation home, Cedar Creek Cabin, new 2/2 with loft, fully furnished, huge front porch, satellite TV, beautiful views, abundant wildlife, Frio River at Concan near Garner State Park, sleeps 8. Call 866-7CON-CAN or go to www.frioman.com for more information.
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National Charity League Lady Bird Chapter Honors Its Inaugural Graduating Seniors
The Lady Bird Chapter of National Charity League (NCL) proudly honors its graduating seniors at the chapter’s first annual Senior Presentation. The members, family and friends celebrated the accomplishments of each of the young ladies at a dinner and dance at the Falcon Point Country Club. The Lady Bird chapter is the newest National Charity League chapter in Katy, formed in 2010 and chartered in 2012. NCL encourages civic engagement, commitment to community service and leadership development, to cultivate future community and business leaders. The Lady Bird Chapter now supports 17 philanthropies with a special emphasis on children, working with charities such as Krause Center, Project Linus, Fort Bend County Women’s and Children’s Center, Habitat for Humanity, Keep Kids Connected, Operation Home Front, Sire and others. This new chapter has already positively impacted the community through more than 4,000 hours of community service this year, performed by the chapter’s mother/daughter teams. These three young ladies in the first graduating class of Lady Birds showcase the intelligent, artistic and most of all compassionate philanthropists they have become. The 2013 graduates, from three different Katy high schools were strangers when they joined the NCL Lady Bird Chapter, but became a cohesive team and best of all, good friends through their efforts in giving back to the community. Meredith Bunning (Seven Lakes), Sarah Dicken (Taylor) and Presley Taylor (Katy) have teamed together and excelled in their dedication and commitment to the Katy community, while inspiring the younger Lady Birds to make a difference in the world. The senior class, while small, has made a big impact. They have made blankets for sick children in local hospitals, hosted Christmas and birthday parties for homeless children, mentored troubled teens, helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity, visited hospitals - going room to room- to sing for the sick elderly patients and worked at food pantries and nursing homes. The seniors stated, “We may not be able to save lives, but we can bring comfort to others during a crisis in their lives, through our decisions to act. We choose to make a difference.” Congratulations NCL Lady Bird Class of 2013. You do make a difference.
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VFW Remembers Operation Desert Storm
On the 22nd anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, VFW Post 9182 paused to remember. Before the Post’s monthly business meeting, Sr. Vice Commander Gary Drahos gave a very enlightening talk on this “Gulf War.”
Drahos, was a specialist in the Army, with the 543rd Supply Company, 80th Ordnance Battalion and experienced the war from the beginning. During the presentation, he showed pictures of his first “home in the desert,” a tent city. He reflected on the warnings they were given concerning the effects of drinking the water as well as the large bugs and spiders that were a constant companion in the desert. He went on to describe the missile attack they endured in Feb. of 1991 that left 29 people dead. He also described the desert weather and related about the cold nights that took some getting used to. He also told of having seen General Norman Schwarzkopf as well as President George W. Bush when they visited his area of operation.. At the conclusion of his presentation, Gary was joined by former post commander, Mike Mastrangelo. Mike gave a very insightful talk on his experiences with directing the warfare from Washington DC. This included one instance where they informed the troops on the ground that they had just hit the wrong building and then redirected the lethal fire to the right building.
Champagne & Chocolat Scholarship Gala raises over $150,000 for Culinary Arts Scholarships
Houston’s very own Marie LeNôtre, Founder and Chairwoman of the Gaston LeNotre Scholarship fund hosted an elegant and captivating evening to raise tuition scholarships for students currently enrolled in culinary arts programs. Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the renowned River Oaks Country Club Houston’s philanthropic leaders wined, dined and enthusiastically participated in the live and silent auction. There were 1,000 pastries, 2,000 chocolates, 2,000 petits fours, 15 special-occasion cakes and 25 flower-andheart centerpieces made out of pastillage and white chocolate. CanCan girls performed during dinner, then party guests danced the night away to live music performed by Bubba McNeely and Greg Giacoma. Powerhouse gala committee included Jane Page and James Crump, Chairs, honoree Dennis Steger, Honorary Chairs Deana and Larry Blackburn, Co-Chairs Kaye and Stephen Horn, Auction Chairs, Jeanette and Jay Jenkins, VIP guests Bob and Anne Cress, Denman and Mari Jo Moody, Jim Wise, Astrid and Gene Van Dyke, Beverle and Marc Ostrofsky, Carolyn Farb and Steve Toplansky were among those who savored the gala gourmet dinner. Gaston LeNotre Scholarship is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization established in March 2001 to￼ raise much needed scholarship funds for the deserving students who aspire to obtain a career in the culinary arts. ￼ www.gastonlenotrescholarship.org
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Published on Apr 17, 2013